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SBI PO Prelims Old Question
SBI PO Prelims Old Question Paper are given in this section. Aspirants who appearing for the written test can download the pdf and start your preparation. Candidates are advised to refer the exam pattern in the section below, where the complete exam pattern is given in the tabular columns. This gives an easy and clear overview of Probationary Officer written examination. 
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SBI PO Previous Papers

Directions (1 to 5): Given below are six sentences i.e. A, B, C, D, E and F, which have been presented in a wrong order. Arrange them in order Inform to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below:
a) Some others, like the European nations, have a low birth rate and a low death rate.
b) Many others have a high birth rate with a low death rate.
c) Different countries show different patterns of growth.
d) Some have high birth rate and still have a high death rate.
e) Compared to this is Europe the growth rate is low.
f) The developing countries show the most rapid growth rate.

1. Which will the LAST sentence in the Para?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E

2. Which will be the FIRST sentence in the Para?
a) E
b) D
c) C
d) B
e) A

3. Which will come at SECOND place in the Para?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E

4. Which sentence will come at FIFTH place in the Para?
a) F
b) D
c) B
d) A
e) C.

5. Which will be the THIRD sentence in the Para?
a) B
b) A
c) D
d) F
e) E

DIRECTIONS (Q6-10): Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.
Let children learn to judge their own work. A child ------------ () ----------- to talk does not learn ------------ () ----------- being corrected all the time ------------ () ----------- corrected too much, he will ------------ () ----------- talking. He notices a thousand times a day the difference between the ------------ () ----------- he uses and the language those around him use.

6. a) endeavoring b) learning c) experimenting d) experiencing e) preparing
7. a) In (b) on c) By d) 10 e) From
8. a) unless (b) being c) until d) if e) so
9. a) stop b) halt c) avoid d) shun e) give up
10. a) speech b) language c) talk d) skill e) virtue

DIRECTIONS (Q11 -15): Five alternatives a, b, c, d and e are given under each sentence; you are required to select the most suitable alternatives to fill in the blank/blanks in the sentence to make it meaningful.

11. Intelligence is an ___________ part of one’s success.
a) inseparable
b) inimitable
c) indivisible
d) indispensable
e) None of these

12. Anjana impressed the interviewer with her concise, ____________ answers.
a) allusive
b) revealing
c) pertinent
d) referential
e) None of these

13. The coach asked the players to __________ with his ideology or leave the team.
a) counter
b) align
c) favour
d) separate
e) None of these

14. The seminar helped __________ the students on the harmful effects of smoking and alcohol.
a) educate
b) learn
c) teach
d) insist
e) None of these

15. Rajeev was _________ legal aid to tight his extradition.
a) offered
b) granted
c) allowed
d) awarded
e) None of these

DIRECTIONS (16 - 20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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 the errors of punctuation, if any)

16. “The Patient is comparatively better (a)/ today and l hope (b)/ that he will recover soon" (c)/ said the doctor (d). No error (e)
17. All the members (a)/ of the committee are (b)/ kindly requested to appear (c)/ in the next morning (d)/ No error (e).
18. This is the new (a)/ book “One Night @ the call centre" authored by Chetan Bhagat which my father (b)/ bought it (c)/ for you (d). No error (e)
19. The passing marks(a)/ in Economics is thirty three (b)/ but he has secured (e)/ just twenty-nine (d)/ No error (e)
20. As my neighhourers (a)/ are very co-operative (b)/ l do not (c)/ feel any difficultly in living in this locality(d)/ No error (e)

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 21 to 30): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
It is a strange that, according to his position in life, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman docs nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the two income groups, a different set of values exists.
The yaung clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when the hadn’t paid his house rent condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separators her housekeeping money into joyless little piles- so much for rent, for food, for the children‘s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, l fall into neither of these categories. If l have money to spare l can he extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, l am hard up, then l am then meanest man imaginable.

21. In the opinion of the writer, a successful businessman.
a) is more popular if he appears to be doing nothing
b) should not bother about his popularity:
c) must be extravagant before achieving success.
d) is expected to have expensive tastes.
e) None of these

22. The phrase lavish with his hospitality signifies
a) miserliness in dealing with his friends.
b) considerate ness in spending on guests and strangers.
c) extravagance in entertaining guests.
d) indifference in treating his friends and relatives.
e) None of these

23. We understand from the passage that
a) all mean people are wealthy
b) wealthy people are invariably successful.
c) carefulness generally leads to failure.
d) thrift may lead to success.
e) None of these

24. it seems that low paid people should
a) not pay their bills promptly.
b) not keep their creditors waiting.
c) borrow money to meet their essential needs
d) feel guilty if they overspend
e) None of these

25. The word paradox means:
a) statement based on facts.
b) that which brings out the inner meaning.
c) that which is contrary to received opinion.
d) statement based on the popular opinion.
e) None of these

26. How does the housewife, described by the writer, feel when she saves money?
a) is content to be so thrifty.
b) wishes life were less burdensome.
c) is still troubled by a sense of guilt.
d) wishes she could sometimes be extravagant.
e) None of these

27. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word applauded in the passage?
a) Humiliated
b) Decried
c) Cherished
d) Suppressed
e) None of these

28. The statement she is able to face the milkman with equanimity implies that:
a) she is not upset as she has been paying the milkman his dues regularly.
b) she loses her nerve at the sight of the milkman who always demands his dues.
c) she manages to keep cool as she has to pay the milkman who always demands his dues.
d) she remains composed and confident as she knows that she can handle the milkman tactfully.
e) None of these

29. As far as money is concerned, we get the impression that the writer:
a) is incapable of saving anything
b) is never inclined to be extravagant
c) would like to be considered extravagant
d) doesn't often have any money to save
e) none of these

30. Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?
a) Extravagance leads to poverty
b) Miserly habits of the poor.
c) Extra vagance in the life of the rice and the poor.
d) Extravagance is always condemnable.
e) None of these

Answer Sheet

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
e c d a b b c d a b
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
d d b a b a c c a a
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
d c d d c a b a d c

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