Mixed English Questions Set 7 (New Pattern)

The following post contains English New Pattern Questions.

Directions (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. In a big relief to people and small businesses, RBI announced lifting of restrictions on daily withdrawal of money from ATMs. However the weekly limit of Rs 24,000 on savings bank accounts will continue . (………………………………………………………………………………………).RBI has also removed all limits on cash withdrawals from current accounts/ cash credit accounts/ overdraft accounts with immediate effect. Government and RBI had imposed limits on withdrawal of money from ATMs and bank branches in view of currency shortage following demonetisation.
    A) Reserve Bank had earlier put a ban on notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000
    B) Government of India plans to ease the process.
    C) The Reserve Bank also promised to review the weekly limit in the near future depending on the pace of remonetisation.
    D) It must be ensured that no bank can bypass this limit.
    E) Bank play an important role in remonetisation process
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    Option C

    By seeing the next line after the blank, i.e RBI has also removed all limits on cash, we get a hint that the last statement talks about removing of certain restriction. Hence Option C suits the best.
  2. The Union government has announced that this year onwards it is discontinuing the practice of providing printed copies of the annual Economic Survey and the Budget to the media and the public. As such, only the 788 members of Parliament will receive copies of these documents. (……………………………………………………………………………………………………)At one level, it is true that both the Economic Survey as well as the Budget are fairly technical documents and experts can easily access them from the government website for analysis.
    A) Budget is an important document and should be presented fairly every time.
    B) Economic Survey should continue as it gives a chance for fair and proper development.
    C) Rest of the members cannot take part in budget presentation function.
    D) Such a move will highly impact the general public as it will reduce the transparency of the process.
    E) The trigger for the government is its attempt to go green and, to that extent, it is a welcome move.
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    Option E

    Option E suits the best as it gives the impact of the new announcement. Option A and B are vague. Option C is not a feasible measure. Option D is wrong because even if less number of copies will be printed the copy of budget will be available on the website as said in the last statement.
  3. The recent announcement by Guy Standing, that India would soon endorse a universal basic income (UBI) comes as a big shocker. The Independent, further reports that Standing who has worked on several UBI pilot projects in India is very confident of its success, especially since, Finland has already started the experiment with 2,000 unemployed people, each receiving 560 euros (or $480) each month for two years with little or no pre-conditions. (………………………………………………………………)However, UBI as a concept has been barely researched, and such drastic step, with little proof of concept, may likely prove disastrous in emerging markets such as India.
    A) Even though UBI is not well researched it should be studied thoroughly before it is implemented.
    B) The Finnish government believes that this step would improve the quality of life, reduce employment, and, create more jobs.
    C) Whenever a project is implemented in one country, should be implemented in other countries too.
    D) The government of Finland has already completed this project and now its time for India to implement it.
    E) Basic deposit facility must be ensured for every person of the country so its good to implement the project.
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    Option B

    Option A just repeats the next statement so it is not correct. Option C is a vague statement and is not true in every case. Option D is wrong because in the previous statement it has been already mentioned that Finland has started the pilot project. Option E states something about Basic deposit scheme which is not related to the passage which talks about Basic Income project. Option B is correct as it explains the thinking of Finland Government.
  4. With the taxman putting out a request for private sector entities to help analyse the reams of data collected as part of the demonetisation exercise, there is the fear that confidential tax data can now get leaked and be used illegally. The government will obviously have to ensure there are no data leaks. (…………………………………………………………………………………) Despite this, the data doesn’t leak for two important reasons. One, just as the taxman who handles data is bound by secrecy rules and a code of conduct, private sector vendors and their employees are bound by confidentiality clauses and the law of the land for breaching this. Two, the processor does not necessarily know the identity of the person/organisation whose information is being processed.
    A) The government has always ensured that the data doesn’t leaks and is always in safe hand.
    B) The government’s move to include private players in data analysis has been highly criticized by the opposition.
    C) It has to be kept in mind that, even today, there are several private sector players who assist the taxman in both analysing and processing tax data.
    D) But to improve the quality of data analysis of tax, it is important to include private sector.
    E) Data leaks cannot be fully restricted, but this should not stop the government from including private sector in tax data analysis as this will improve efficiency.
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    Option C

    As the next statement states that “Despite this the data doesn’t leaks” hence the blank statement should be related to something that there are already private players in this field. Hence Option C is best.
  5. On his first day in office, President Donald Trump withdrew America from a mega-free trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). India must work double hard to strengthen the World Trade Organization and its multilateral framework, which is also likely to come under attack from new protectionism in the US. India should also pursue other trade deals, like the Asean plus six Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). (……………………………………………………………………………)
    A) Now as the helm is in the hands of Trump, it is now more important to keep a distance from WTO.
    B) TPP has been a major success with the coming of Trump.
    C) However, such trade deals are no substitute for a strong, rule-based multilateral framework, which the WTO represents.
    D) Leaving Asean and RCEP, India can avoid relation with other organization as they are of very little importance.
    E) President Donald Trump has acquired an image of a strict President by ruling out any option of foreign trade.
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    Option C

    Option C is the only option that fits the blank. Option A is vague as there is no reason for keeping distance from WTO, whoever be the President of The US. Option B is also vague. Option D is wrong as it says an illogical thing. Option E is not related to the passage as it talks about the image of Trump and foreign trade.

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions, a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

  1. Private
    A) I must speak to you in private.
    B) Vivek used to be a private investigator in Mumbai.
    C) Astha couldn’t afford to pay for a private room at the hospital.
    D) Amit went private along with his business so as to make it a big success.
    E) All are correct
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    Option D

    The sentence makes no sense.
  2. Serve
    A) He served as a chairman for three years.
    B) This box will serve with a table.
    C) It serves you right.
    D) Rohit loves coming here since he thinks this place serves the only fast food worth eating.
    E) All are correct
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    Option B

    The statement should be “This box will serve as/like a table.”
  3. Boundary
    A) The police station marks the boundary between the two localities.
    B) Virat pushed the ball inside the boundary rope while being in the air and took a stunning catch to dismiss the batsman.
    C) The boundary formed when two old friends meet after a long time is worth watching.
    D) We try to explain things across cultures; in spite of boundaries.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C

  4. Approve
    A) The team approved with his proposal.
    B) My parents don’t approve of me staying out after midnight.
    C) I don’t approve of what Vineet has done.
    D) The new drug is awaiting approval by the government agency before it can be prescribed.
    E) All are correct
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    Option A

    The team approved his proposal.
  5. Confirm
    A) Everest was not confirmed as the highest mountain peak on earth until 1863.
    B) A biopsy is needed to confirming whether she actually has cancer or not.
    C) I’d like to confirm our reservations.
    D) The report has yet to be confirmed.
    E) All are correct
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    Option B

    Correct usage is ” A biopsy is needed to confirm whether she actually has cancer or not.”

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