Hello Readers welcome to the site of Indjobsportal.In. SBI has included general english as a necessary subject in its syllabus, therefore aspirants are adviced to take it seriously part of examination. it is a general nation that english is a foreign language and so it is very difficult.a language is apractical medium of expression of our ideas and thoughts. people who study and use a language are mainly intrested in how they can do thingd with the language.
A critical analysis of questions asked in previous Bank examination reveals that the questions in english language are designed to test candidates understanding of english and its usage. the section consists of 50 questions. the subject matter of questions generally comprise the following topics:
(1). Comprehension Test
(2). Antonyms And Synonyms
(3). Fill Up The Blanks.
(4). Jumbled Sentence
(5). Cloze Test.
(6). Common Errors.
(7). Sentence Improvement.
(8). spelling Errors.
(9). Idioms/Phrase Meaning.
In the Bank Exams a pessage is given, followed by ten to fifteen questions. among these questions, some are general questions on what is said in the passage and some are on terms used in the pessage. generally some words or terms are printed in bold in the pessage. some questions related to these words are antonyms and synonyms. understanding of pessage is a very wide term and this include skills such as:
(a). Logical ability and ability ti infer.
(b). Ability to link paragraph or analytical ability.
(c). Ability to reason.
(d). Ability to understand the motive of the author.
(e). reading speed.
(f). vocabulary power.
Majority of the candidates belives in reading the questions first. the assumption is that one will be able to find the answer faster in the text of passage, if one knows the questions before reading the passage. but there are three very good reason not to follow these techniques:
1. Firstly it is not possible for anyone to remember all the questions as they are given at once. again, when one read the pessage, one’s stress will be on locating on the answer to the question and not find the central idea of the pessage.
2. The order of questions need not progressive with the text.thus, one may not be able to find the answer in the same order.
3. Now its is observed that most of the questions in reading comprehension are indirect.
Antonyms And Synonyms-
The word ‘Synonyms’ mean a word or phrase with the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the same language. In the Bank Exams varied questions are asked from this sections. some times a passage is given with some word in bold. some question related to those words from the given choices. clearly the candidates are to choose the words nearly same in meaning or opposite in meaning as directed to do.certainly it is the same sense on the word used in context of the pessage, that is to be kept in mind. sometimes independent questions are asked in this section.
Fill Up The Blanks-
A number of questions relating to fill in the blanks are asked in the bank exams. and to solve these questions the use of usage is very important without an idea of usage it will be difficut to answer them. morevoer these questions check the grammatical understanding of the candidates. the more deep knowledge it will be quickly easier for hime to answer.
In the bank exams, generally five questions are asked from this part. a paragraph is split into 6-8 sentence which are jumbled. such questions are designed to test a hopefule’s ability to analyse and evaluate the relationship among the split sentences and to arrange them in a logical and harmonious order.
In the bank exams cloze test is in vpgue. in the face of lack of insturction it becomes very difficult for the hopefules to an swer them. as per convention of such exam cloze test is a part of passage. A passage has generally 10 to 15 blanks. there are 5 options in the answer to solve there are certain possible techniques. in the given options, there may be one synonym, one is antonym and one is irrelevent. the words before and after the blank space should be carefully studied to find the sentence.
Questions in this parts are almost common in every bank exams. five to ten questions are asked on common gramatical or idiomatic errors, a candidate must have a good command over the gramatical rules. In the questions generally a sentence which is divided into four parts is given. a candidate is to find out the part which contains the error. the error may be due to the defective use of a word or the use of a word which should not be made or missing of a word which must be used to make the sence clear.
Sentence Improvement or phrase replacement is basically related to common errors, or it may be taken as an improved versone of questions or spotting the errors. the only difference between the two types of questions is that in case of questions related to common errors a candidate has to spot the error only but in case of questions related to sentence improvement one has to find out the correct alternative for the errorness part the questions in this section may be relaetd to Grammatical norms, word usage, Ideoms/phrases, subject-verb agreement, tenses, gerunds, prepositions etc. General questions are framed on accepted rules of grammer and usage.