August 2007 SBI Clerk exam question paper

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Direction (Q. 1-14): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate then while answering some questions.

Recent advances in science and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects which would otherwise prove to be fatal to child. Though genetic engineering is still at its infancy, scientists can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. While they have not yet been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating tissue cells. However, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information may lead to a tendency to brand some people as inferiors. Genetic information can therefore be abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. But on this issue geneticists cannot be squarely blamed though this charge has often been levelled at them. It is mainly a societal problem. At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders but scientists hope to reduce the costs when technology becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area has been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries like the USA, UK, and Japan. It remains to be seen if in the future this science will to lead to development os a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.

1.Which of the following is the same meaning as the phrase ‘holding out’ as used in the passage?
1)catching 2)expounding 3)sustaining 4)restraining 5)controlling

2.According to the passage, the question of abortion is
1)ignored 2)hotly debated 3)unanswered 4)left to the scientists to decide
3) already settled

3. Which of the following is true regarding the reasons for progress in genetic engineering?
1)It has become popular to abort female foetuses.
2)human beings are extremely interested in heredity.
3)economically sound and scientifically advanced countries can provide the infrastructure for such research.
4)Poor countries desperately need genetic information.
5)None of these.

4. Which of the following is the same in the meaning as the word ‘obliterate’ as used in the passage?
1)wipe off 2)eradicate 3)give birth to 4)wipe out 5)very literate

5. Which of the following is opposite in meaning ot the word ‘charge’ as used in the passage?
1)calm 2)disturb 3)discharge 4)settle 5)peaceful

6. Which of the following is not true of the genetic engineering movement?
1)possibility of abuse.
2)It is confronted by ethical problems.
3)Increase tendency to manipulate gene cells.
4)Acquired ability to detect genetic disorders in unborn babies.
5)Acquired ability to manipulate tissue cells

7. Which of the following is same in meaning as the word ‘feat’ as used in the passage?
1)process 2)focus 3)fact 4)Possibility 5)goal

8. why according to the author, is genetic misinformation severely damaging?
A. The cost involved is very high.
B. Some people are unjustly branded as inferior.
1)A only 2)B only 3)Both A and B 4)Neither A nor B 5)Either A or B

9. In the passage, ‘abused’ means
1)insulted 2)talked about 3)killed 4)misused 5)changed

10. At present genetic genetic engineering can rectify all genetic disorders, is it?
1) Yes 2) NO 3)cannot be said 4) In some case it can do 5) none of these

11. Which of the following according of genetics in becoming an exact science?
A. Technicians will not be able to determine the time when disorder will set in.
B. Technicians have not been able to manipulate germ cells.
1)A only 2)B only 3)Both A and B 4)Neither A nor B 5)Either A or B

12. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the word ‘squarely’ as used in the passage?
1)rigidity 2)firmly 3)directly 4)at right angle 5)directly

13. Which of the following is not true, according to the passage?
1)Society is not affected by the research in genetic engineering.
2)Genetic engineers are not able to say some things with certainty.
3)If genetic information is not properly handled, it will create problems.
4)Manipulations of genes is presently done only in tissue cell.
5)Scientists recognise the possibilities of abuse of information related to genetics.

14. According to the author, the present state of knowledge about heredity has made geneticists
1)introspective 2)accusative 3)arrogant 4)optimistic 5)reckless

15. What is the tone of the author in the last sentence of the passage?
1)resignation 2)cautious 3)relief 4)concern 5)unconcern

Direction (Q. 16-20): Read each sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The, error if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors in punctuation, if any)

16. Government and business must reduce (1)/ its own energy use (2)/ and promote conservation (3)/ to their citizens and employees. (4)/ No error (5)

17. If the allegations(1)/ made against him(2)/ are found to be true(3)/ he could face rigorous imprisonment.(4)/ No error (5)

18. Having acquired some experience(1)/ she is no longer(2)/ one of those who believes(3)/ every explanation she is given.(4)/ No error (5)

19. On discovering that(1)/ it was a forgery(2)/ he torn up the agreement(3)/ he had signed.(4)/ No error (5)

20. with regard to implementation the(1)/ details of the proposal(2)/ the committee was divided(3)/ in its opinion.(4)/ No error (5)

Direction (Q. 21-30): Which phrase (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct mark (5).

21. Many employees are hesitate to volunteer for assignments in a foreign country because of language and cultural issues.
1)hesitated to volunteer 2)hesitant to volunteer
3)hesitating volunteer 4)hesitatingly volunteer
5)no correction required

22. Salaries in state owned enterprises today have to be in line on prevailing market rates in order to reduce turnover.
1)been online with 2)to be aligned on
3)been in line with 4)to be in line with
5)no correction required

23. As a member of the cabinet, Aiyar had the opportunity to observe debates and see which they were resolved.
1)about they being resolved 2)that it was resolved
3)to its resolution 4)how they were resolved
5)no correction required

24. The board has inability to provide any proper strategy to outdo the competition.
1)not being able to provide 2)has been unable to provide
3)cannot provide for 4)is being unable to provide
5)no correction required

25. Did the court not intervened the matter many students would have been denied admission.
1)because the court intervened in 2)until the court had intervened
3)had the court not intervened in 4)if the court intervened between
5)no correction required

26. Budget hotels are being set up across the country to provide travellers with accommodation at reasonable rates.
1)are to be set 2)will be set up
3)have been setting up around 4)were set up through
5)no correction required

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