# SBI PO Exam – Solved Model Question Paper – SBI Aptitude-English

SBI PO Exam Questions (by iexamworld)

Directions (Q. 1-10) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Once a thief named Kalu had planned to loot the king’s treasury. At midnight, he went to the palace and began to drill a hole in the sidewall of the treasury. The king, who was awake in his bedroom just above the treasury, came out to investigate the whirring sound. He was dressed in a simple nightgown and the thief could not recognize him. He asked Kalu who he was and what he was doing. The latter said, “Sir, I am a thief and intend to loot this treasury. I presume that you are also a thief and have come with the same intention. No matter, let us both go inside and we shall share the loot equally. “Both entered the treasury and divided all the money and the jewels equally between them.

Inside a locker, they found three big diamond pieces. As the thief was puzzled as to how to divide the three pieces into two portions, the king suggested. “We have taken away everything else. Let us leave one diamond piece for the poor king and share the rest equally”. Kalu agreed, and when he took his leave, the king asked for his name and address. As Kalu had taken a vow of telling only the truth, he has the correct information.

The king took away his share of the loot and hid it in his room. The next morning he asked his Prime Minister to inspect the treasury, as he had heard some strange sounds during the previous night. The Prime Minister saw to his horror that all the valuables were missing and only a single diamond was left, perhaps inadvertently, by the thief. He put the diamond in his own shift pocket as its loss could be ascribed to the thief and nobody would suspect the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister went back to the king. The king particularly enquired. “Do you mean that the thief has completely denuded the treasury of its valuables and not a single item has been left?” The Prime Minister confirmed it. The king asked the chief of police to bring in Kalu. When Kalu came he was unable to recognize the king as his accomplice of the previous night. The king asked him, “Are you the thief who has stolen everything from my treasury leaving nothing back?” Kalu confirmed it but said, “Sir, I did leave one diamondback in the locker as advised by an accomplice of mine and it should still be there.” The Prime Minister interrupted saying, “Your Majesty, this thief is lying. There is nothing left in the locker.” The king asked the police chief to search the pockets of the Prime Minister, from where the missing diamond was recovered. The kind told his courtiers, “Here is a Prime Minister, who is a liar and a thief, and here is a thief who is a truthful gentleman.”

1. The king came out in the middle of the night in order to …
a) Help Kalu to break into the palace treasury
b) Share the loot equally between Kalu and himself
c) Find out the source of and reason for the sound he had heard
d) Catch the thief who had come to steal his valuables
e) None of these
2. Kalu could not recognize the king because …
a) The king was wearing clothes like those of an ordinary person
b) The king’s clothes were covered by a simple nightgown
c) Kalu had never seen the king before
d) Kalu had not seen the king descending from his bedroom
e) None of these
3. Which of the following made the king suspect the Prime Minister? The Prime Minister’s statement that …
a) Except for one piece of diamond all other valuables were stolen
b) All the valuables without any exception were stolen from the treasury
c) The thief was lying when he said he had left one diamond back in the locker
d) The search for the diamond did not yield any favorable result
e) None of these
4. Which of the following horrified the Prime Minister?
a) The valuables missing from the King’s treasury
b) A piece of diamond left in the locker
c) Certain strange sounds heard by the Prime Minister
d) The fact that the king suspected him of stealth
e) None of these
5. Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Accomplice
a) C-traveler
b) Collaborator
c) Controller
d) Coordinator
e) None of these

6.Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Ascribed
a) Attributed
b) Donated
c) Attached
d) Withdrew
e) None of these

1. Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Denuded
a) Uncovered
b) Stripped
c) Destroyed
e) None of these
2. Choose the word which is most Opposite in the meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.
a) Knowingly
b) Sensibly
c) Indifferently
d) Unwittingly
e) None of these
3. Choose the word which is most Opposite in the meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Previous
a) New
b) Preceding
c) Novel
d) Subsequent
e) None of these

10.They decided to leave the diamond inside the locker because ?.
A. They wanted some part of the wealth to be left for the Prime Minister.
B. It was difficult for them to carry the 3rd piece of diamond.
C. The total number of diamonds being odd, they had to leave out one piece to facilitate equal distribution.
a) None
b) All the three
c) Only A
d) Only B
e) Only C

Directions (Q. 11-15): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A. The reason for their happiness was that they had come to the Vital temple of Pandharpur to see
their beloved Lord.
B. There were rich, poor men, women, children, blind, handicapped among them.
C. They were all in a very happy state of mind, as was apparent from their glowing faces.
D. They would worship and seek the Divine blessings while in Pandharpur.
E. It was an auspicious day and many people had assembled in the temple.
F. Though different there was one commonality among.

1. Which of the following should be the Fourth statement after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
2. Which of the following should be the Fifth statement after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
3. Which of the following should be the Sixth statement after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
4. Which of the following should be the First statement after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) E
5. Which of the following should be the Second statement after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D

Directions (Q. 16-20) Read this sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your
answer. If there is no error, mark? No error? as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation if any).

1. Mangal Pandey was well known (a) / because he was involved (b) / in the initial stages (c) / of the Indian rebellion. (d) / No error (e)
2. Most of the Indian populations still lives (a) / in its villages and thus the contribution of (b) / agriculture to Indian economy (c) / becomes very important. (d) / No error (e)
3. Catherine’s grandfather always (a) / lost his balance while walking (b) / and would be found fallen (c) / on the road. (d) / No error (e)
4. Her doctor was (a) / annoyed because she (b) / ignore her health (c) / even after being hospitalized twice. (d) No error (e)
5. Raghav was worry (a) / about telling his parents (b) / that he wanted to move out (c) / and live independently. / (d) No error (e)

Directions (Q. 91-95) Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelled. Find out the word which is wrongly spelled, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelled mark All correct as of the answer.

1. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelled. Find out the word which is wrongly spelled, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelled mark All correct as of the answer.
b) Demonstration
c) Environment
d) Innocent
e) All Correct
2. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelled. Find out the word which is wrongly spelled, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelled mark All correct as of the answer.
a) Limitation
b) Dependable
c) Miniature
d) Qualitative
e) All Correct
3. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelled. Find out the word which is wrongly spelled, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelled mark All correct as of the answer.
a) Lucrative
b) Ancestral
c) Performance
d) Incidentally
e) All Correct
4. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelled. Find out the word which is wrongly spelled, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelled mark All correct as of the answer.
a) Futility
b) Separation
c) Embarrassment
d) Positively
e) All Correct
5. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelled. Find out the word which is wrongly spelled, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelled mark All correct as of the answer.
a) Tournament
b) Enhancement
c) Amazingly
d) Continuation
e) All Correct

Directions (Q. 26-30): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A. Besides, they get a lot of exposure to novel things through media.
B. Therefore, their mental development did not show any extraordinary signs.
C. Children of the present generation appear to be smarter than their earlier counterparts.
D. Thus, the environment of the present day has brought out these changes.
E. This is probably because there are lots of opportunities for their indirect learning.
F. Children of yesteryears did not have these facilities.

1. Which of the following will be the Third sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
2. Which of the following will be the First sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
3. Which of the following will be the Sixth sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
4. Which of the following will be the Second sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) E
5. Which of the following will be the Fifth sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D