Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 49 (New Pattern)

English New pattern Questions for Bank Exams. This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI IBPS NIACL, IBPS PO, Clerk , and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Sentence Fillers and Odd Words. Please read the instructions very carefully.

Direction (1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.

  1. Environmentalists have long known that pollution wafting through the air can affect people far from the source of emissions. Now, a new study finds that international trade has likely “shifted” more than 700,000 pollution-related deaths from regions that import goods and services, like the United States and Western Europe, to those that produce them, like China. (…………………………………………………..)
    A) These fine particles, which are blamed for some 90% of premature deaths from air pollution, can lodge deep in the lungs, causing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
    B) The rising temperate has been cited as the main reason for global warming in this research paper.
    C) But you cannot blindly accept such facts. You have to use your brain and decide the important factor which can influence these political decision.
    D) The study adds fuel to the debate over who bears responsibility for the health impacts of air pollution.
    E) It adds that advanced countries need to strive for sustainable consumption and help developing countries adopt advanced pollution control technologies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Option D matches with the passage and represents the same theme.
     
  2. The study, published today in Scientific Studies of Reading, shows that a genetic score comprising around 20,000 of DNA variants explains five per cent of the differences between children’s reading performance. Students with the highest and lowest genetic scores differed by a whole two years in their reading performance. (………………………………………………..). According to the study authors, these scores could one day be used to identify and tackle reading difficulties early, rather than waiting until children develop these problems at school.
    A) The genetic failure is one cause for poor physical development in children.
    B) These findings highlight the potential of using genetic scores to predict strengths and weaknesses in children’s learning abilities
    C) The path breaking research can be used in near future to challenge the teachers that are poor in teaching.
    D) The physically disabled will be highly profited by this research as they can now be cured easily.
    E) SNPs related to academic achievement will have a higher polygenic score and higher academic achievement, whereas people with fewer associated SNPs will have a lower score and lower levels of academic achievement.
    View Answer
    Option B
     
  3. FROM avoiding jaywalkers to emergency braking to eventually, perhaps, chauffeuring the vehicle itself, it is clear that artificial intelligence (AI) will be an important part of the cars of the future. But it is not only the driving of them that will benefit. (………………………………………………………..)
    A) Cars have long had computerised engine-management that responds on the fly to changes in driving conditions.
    B) Things get even harder with plug-in hybrids, which can be recharged from the mains and have a longer electric-only range.
    C) The algorithm works by breaking the trip down into small segments, each of which might be less than a minute long, as the journey progresses.
    D) AI will also be an unsafe option due to the absence of human driver.
    E) AI will also permit such cars to use energy more sparingly.
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation
    : The previous statement talks about benefit. Option E is the benefit which matches with the passage.
     
  4. MOST people like to eat meat. As they grow richer they eat more of it. For individuals, that is good. Meat is nutritious. In particular, it packs much more protein per kilogram than plants do. (……………………………………………………………….)—so much so that feeding livestock accounts for about a third of harvested crops and grain. Farm animals consume 8% of the world’s water supply, too.
    A) Due to this there is a huge loss in the revenue to farmers
    B) But animals have to eat plants to put on weight
    C) As a result the animals are forced to put on weight
    D) Trading of animals has become a more profitable business than crop cultivation
    E) You cannot deny the fact that animals are a good source of protien
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Option B matches with the next sentence.
     
  5. (………………………………………………………………………..): those who do not take to it young may never start. That could lead to ever-lower participation rates in decades to come, draining the legitimacy of governments in a vicious spiral in which poor turnout feeds scepticism towards democracy, and vice versa.
    A) The politically active tend to campaign on single issues rather than for a particular party
    B) Some countries make voting compulsory, which increases turnout rates
    C) Merely lowering the voting age is not enough
    D) You cannot force a person to vote
    E) Young people’s disenchantment with the ballot box matters because voting is a habit
    View Answer
    Option E

Direction (6-10) : In each question below there are five statements. Each statement has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

  1. (i) His manner can hardly be called descent (A)/ decent (B)
    (ii) The dissent (A)/ descent (B) among the party workers was noted by the Gen. Sec.
    (iii) His essays were deficient (A)/ defective (B) in common sense
    (iv) We are dependent (A)/ depended (B) upon his support
    (v) The new car will depreciate (A)/ deprecate (B) in value soon
    A) BABAB
    B) BABBA
    C) AAABA
    D) BAAAA
    E) BAABA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : BAAAA
     
  2. (i) A judge must be interested (A)/ disinterested (B) in a case.
    (ii) If you sit in a draught (A)/ draft (B) you will catch a cold.
    (iii) The boat slunk (A)/ sunk (B) in a river.
    (iv) “Has the doctor found any efficient (A)/ efficacious (B) treatment for your complaint ?”
    (v) The problem is elemental (A)/ elementary (B).
    A) AAABB
    B) BABAB
    C) AABAB
    D) ABABB
    E) BBBBA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : AABAB
     
  3. (i) He failed to elicit (A)/ illicit (B) any useful information.
    (ii) Even women are illegible (A)/ eligible (B) for the post.
    (iii) He is an emigrant (A)/ eminent (B) scientist
    (iv) The building is insured (A)/ ensured (B) for Rs. 1 crore.
    (v) The irruption (A)/ eruption (B) of the Chinese into Tibet was condemned by most countries.
    A) BABBA
    B) ABABA
    C) BBAAA
    D) ABBAA
    E) AABBA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : ABBAA
     
  4. (i) The holy man was notorious (A)/ famous (B) for his good deeds
    (ii) Go and fetch (A)/ bring (B) a doctor
    (iii) I have no love for official formalism (A)/ formality (B)
    (iv) Tom can be recognized by his gate (A)/ gait (B)
    (v) The girls gambol (A)/ gamble (B) happily in the Garden
    A) ABABA
    B) BAABA
    C) BAAAB
    D) BBABB
    E) BBAAA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : BAABA
    Bringmeans moving something or someone. The movement is either from where the listener is to where the speaker is, or from the speaker to the listener.
    Fetch means to go to another place to get something or someone and return with the thing or the person. We use it for people and things that are not here but that we need or are due to be here.
     
  5. (i) They played a ghastly (A)/ ghostly (B) trick on him
    (ii) To forgive an injury is godly (A)/ god like (B)
    (iii) The host was graceful (A)/ gracious (B) to all his guests
    (iv) He received an honourable (A)/ honorary (B) degree from Harvard
    (v) I believe in the human(A)/ humane (B) treatment of prisoners
    A) ABABA
    B) BAABA
    C) BAAAB
    D) BBABB
    E) AABBB
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation
    : AABBB

 

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