Monday, April 20, 2015


State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General Awareness : Solved Paper 1

  • Monday, April 20, 2015
  • SekarC
  • 1. Which of the following Departments of the Govt. of India is helping banks in disburse-ment of
    rural credit by the banks ?
    (A) Railways
    (B) State Road Transports
    (C) Post and Telegraph
    (D) Ministry of Health
    (E) None of these
    2. Which of the following organization/agencies has established a fund known as ‘Investor
    protection fund’ ?
    (A) SEBI
    (B) NABARD
    (C) Bombay Stock Exchange
    (D) AMFI
    (E) None of these
    3. Who amongst the following is the Head of the RBI at present ?
    (A) Mr. K.V. Kamath
    (B) Dr. Y.V. Reddey
    (C) Mr. N.R. Narayanamurthy
    (D) Mr. O.P. Bhatt
    (E) None of these
    4. Majority of Rural people still prefer to go to which of the following for their credit needs ?
    (A) Money Lenders
    (B) Foreign Banks
    (C) NABARD
    (D) RBI
    (E) All of these
    5. India has different categories of Commercial Banks. Which of the following is NOT one such
    category ?
    (A) Private Banks
    (B) Commodity Banks
    (C) Nationalized Banks
    (D) Co-operative Banks
    (E) Foreign Banks
    6. Which of the following types of Banks are allowed to operate foreign currency accounts ?
    (1) Foreign Banks
    (2) Regional Rural Banks
    (3) Nationalized Banks
    (A) Only 1
    (B) Only 2
    (C) Only 3
    (D) All 1, 2 and 3
    (E) None of these
    7. Which of the following countries does not play International cricket ?
    (A) Russia
    (B) England
    (C) South Africa
    (D) Pakistan
    (E) India
    8. The money which Govt. of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country
    comes from which of the following sources ? [Pick up the correct statement (s)]
    (1) Loan from World Bank/ADB etc.
    (2 Taxes collected from the people.
    (3) Loan from the RBI.
    (A) Only 1
    (B) Only 2
    (C) Only 3
    (D) Both 1 and 2
    (E) All 1, 2 and 3
    9. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently imposed a restriction on money
    flow in equity through ‘P-Notes’. What is the full form of ‘P-Notes’ ?
    (A) Permanent Notes
    (B) Purchase-Notes
    (C) Participatory-Notes
    (D) Private Notes
    (E) None of these
    10. Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team who won the
    Twenty-20 World Cup–2007 ?
    (A) Yuvraj Singh
    (B) M.S. Dhoni
    (C) Rahul Dravid
    (D) Saurav Ganguly
    (E) None of these

    Answers & Hints:

    1. (E) 2. (C)
    3. (B) Yaga Venugopal Reddy is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Reddy
    is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1964 batch. Prior to joining the IAS, he
    worked as a Lecturer from 1961. He holds a Ph.D from Osmania University, Hyderabad and was
    a visiting faculty at the Osmania University and the London School of Economics. He has held
    post of Banking Secretary. In 1996, he was appointed Deputy Governor of RBI. He has also
    worked with the Inter National Monetary Fund, the highest position being Executive Director in
    4. (A) 5. (B) 6. (C) 7. (A) 8. (E) 9. (C)
    10. (B) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a Kumaoni Rajput born in (Almora) Uttarakhand. M.S. Dhoni is
    an Indian Cricketer and the Current Captain of Indian Twenty-20 and ODI team. Under his
    captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC world Twenty-20.


    State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General English: Solved Paper 13

  • SekarC
  • Directions—(Q. 31–40) In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been
    numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are
    suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each
    I had …(31)… to become a multipurpose manager. I took three steps to accomplish this. First, I
    took very …(32)… part in professional associations. I …(33)… the National President of the
    Indian Society for Training and Development–one of the …(34)… organizations for HR
    professionals. This helped me to grow professionally. My communication skills …(35)…. It also
    taught me …(36)… to conduct meetings in an effective manner. My job …(37)… me to different
    parts of the country and I …(38)… believe that …(39)… provided me with an education. I also
    wrote a lot. Newspaper editors often approached me with …(40)… to write articles for their
    31. (A) achieved
    (B) aim
    (C) try
    (D) dreamed
    (E) wanted
    32. (A) selected
    (B) active
    (C) interesting
    (D) often
    (E) joint
    33. (A) elected
    (B) voted
    (C) became
    (D) applied
    (E) decided
    34. (A) respected
    (B) status
    (C) impressed
    (D) aged
    (E) common
    35. (A) lacked
    (B) grown
    (C) learnt
    (D) improved
    (E) earned
    36. (A) that
    (B) why
    (C) how
    (D) never
    (E) anyhow
    37. (A) saw
    (B) showed
    (C) posted
    (D) discovered
    (E) took
    38. (A) quiet
    (B) firmly
    (C) strong
    (D) first
    (E) not
    39. (A) travelling
    (B) journey
    (C) visit
    (D) migrating
    (E) shift
    40. (A) wish
    (B) offer
    (C) appointments
    (D) requests
    (E) commands


    31. (E) 32. (B) 33. (C) 34. (A)
    35. (D) 36. (C) 37. (E) 38. (B) 39. (A)
    40. (D)

    State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General English: Solved Paper 12

  • SekarC
  • Directions—(Q. 26–30) In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type
    is given. These are lettered as (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these four words printed in bold may
    be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word, which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The letter of that word is your answer. If all the
    words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence,
    mark (E) i.e. ‘All Correct’ as your answer.
    26. We have incurred (A) an expense (B) of over fifty thousands (C) this year alone. (D) All
    correct (E)
    27. World Earth Day is celeberated (A) as a means (B) to make people aware (C) about the
    environment. (D) All correct (E)
    28. The key issue (A) discused (B) at the meeting was how to resolve (C) the food crisis. (D) All
    correct (E)
    29. He deserves (A) some recognition (B) for working diligently (C) for the passed (D) five years.
    All correct (E)
    30. There are many employment (A) opportunities (B) for fresh graduates (C) in the market (D)
    today. All correct (E)


    26. (C) Write change ‘thousands’ to ‘thousand’.
    27. (A) Write ‘celebrated’.
    28. (B) Write ‘discussed’.
    29. (D) Write ‘past’.
    30. (E)

    State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General English: Solved Paper 11

  • SekarC
  • Directions—(Q. 21–25) Rearrange the following six sentences (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in the
    proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below
    (1) The sailor was told it was placed there as warning signal to sailors to warn them of the
    (2) He returned to the spot a few years later as captain of his own ship.
    (3) The ship was at sea for many days and finally anchored near the coastline.
    (4) The night was stormy and without a warning signal his ship was wrecked on that very rock.
    (5) One of the sailors on board saw a bell tied to a dangerous submerged rock.
    (6) As a joke the sailor decided to steal the bell and hide it despite being informed of this.
    21. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
    (A) (1)
    (B) (2)
    (C) (3)
    (D) (4)
    (E) (5)
    22. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
    (A) (1)
    (B) (2)
    (C) (3)
    (D) (4)
    (E) (5)
    23. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
    (A) (1)
    (B) (2)
    (C) (3)
    (D) (4)
    (E) (5)
    24. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
    (A) (1)
    (B) (2)
    (C) (3)
    (D) (4)
    (E) (5)
    25. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement ?
    (A) (1)
    (B) (2)
    (C) (3)
    (D) (4)
    (E) (5)


    21. (C) 22. (E) 23. (A) 24. (D)
    25. (B)

    State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General English: Solved Paper 10

  • SekarC
  • Directions—(Q. 16–20) Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace
    the phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically
    meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and No correction is required, mark (E)

    as the answer.
    16. Finding himself in financial difficulty, he came forward me for help and advice—
    (A) came across
    (B) is come upto
    (C) came to
    (D) comes with
    (E) No correction required
    17. Deepak having been over eighteen years of age, is entitled to vote—
    (A) has been of
    (B) being over
    (C) who is having over
    (D) who is been
    (E) No correction required
    18. The magazine that we subscribe to is published monthly—
    (A) which is subscribed
    (B) we are subscribed
    (C) whom we subscribe
    (D) whichever we subscribe
    (E) No correction required
    19. Among of his many good qualities, that I remember is his honesty—
    (A) All of his
    (B) Some of the
    (C) Only of his
    (D) One of his
    (E) No correction required
    20. Many of our clients have deposit of this foreign bank—
    (A) have deposits in
    (B) had deposited
    (C) with deposits
    (D) have deposited
    (E) No correction required


    16. (C) 17. (E) 18. (E) 19. (D)
    20. (A)

    State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General English: Solved Paper 9

  • SekarC
  • Directions—(Q. 11–15) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The
    error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is
    no error, the answer is (E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
    11. In present the (A)/ prices of food grains (B)/ are high all (C)/ over the world. (D) No error (E)
    12. Majority of the banks (A)/ today uses technology (B)/ to reach out to those (C)/living in rural
    areas. (D) No error (E)
    13. I will give (A)/ you the advance (B)/ if you repay it as (C)/ soon as possibly. (D) No error (E)
    14. Though he is very (A)/ wealthy and powerful (B)/ he has any (C)/ concern for the poor. (D)
    No error (E)
    15. Mala has the (A)/ ability t o handle (B)/ many tasks at (C)/ the same time. (D) No error (E)


    11. (A) Write ‘At’ in place of ‘In’.
    12. (B) Write ‘use’.
    13. (D) Write ‘possible’.
    14. (C) Write ‘no’ in place of ‘any’.

    15. (E)

    State Bank of India Clerk Exam, 2008 General English: Solved Paper 8

  • SekarC
  • Directions—(Q. 8–9) Choose the word which is MOST NEARLY the SAME in MEANING as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
    8. fortunate
    (A) rich
    (B) liked
    (C) happy
    (D) successful
    (E) lucky
    9. raised
    (A) nurtured
    (B) lifted
    (C) grew
    (D) built
    (E) high
    10. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word Collective as used in the
    (A) alone
    (B) separately
    (C) united
    (D) partial
    (E) single


    8. (E) 9. (B) 10. (A)