Mixed English Questions Set 13 (New Pattern)

This set contains New Pattern English Questions for various upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. Sentence Fillers and Word Usage practice set.


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 the first half, monetary policy was tightened and liquidity conditions generally remained in line with the policy objective of maintaining moderate deficit. In the second half, the Reserve Bank paused its tightening cycle. Liquidity deficit, however, worsened due to forex interventions and sudden build up of government cash balances that persisted for a longer duration.
    A) The two halves of the year had adverse impact on the banking system.
    B) Even when the monetary policy was not framed, its impact was clearly visible on the economy.
    C) Such monetary policy can prove lethal for the banking system.
    D) Monetary and liquidity conditions in the year 2011-12 were marked by two distinct phases.
    E) Despite showing positive growth in the first half the stock market collapsed in the second half.
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      Option D
    Explanation: Option A seems to be correct as it talks about adverse impact on banking system. But in the next statement it is mentioned that the liquidity conditions remainded in line with the policy which means conditions were not bad. So Option A is not right.
    Option B is vague. This is because when a policy has not yet been framed, i.e the thing which is not yet present, how can one predict its outcome.
    Option C starts with SUCH. But as it is the first statement we cannot start with such.
    Option D suits the blank, as it talks about monetary policy, liquidity and also two distinct phase , all these three things are mentioned in the next sentences.
    Option E talks about stock market which showed positive growth in first half but collapsed in second, is not related with the passage. It may be due to some other reasons as well. 
  2. Improving credit delivery and financial inclusion have remained key priorities of the Reserve Bank. One major step in this direction was to introduce biometric smart card system for the kisan credit card (KCC), to be used in ATMs and hand held devices. The financial inclusion plan (FIP), (………………………………………………………………………..), has been making substantial progress. The Reserve Bank has recently issued guidelines on the implementation of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) and its convergence with FIP. Apart from providing a whole range of banking services, this will enable the beneficiaries to get the social security benefits
    A) which cannot be considered a good idea
    B) under which the commercial banks set their targets for financial inclusion activities
    C) which will be implemented from next fiscal year
    D) by which banks are incurring regular loss
    E) which is the backbone of telecom industry and can take the world by strom
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    Option B
    Explanation: Option A is vague as it says a point which is not supported by the passage.
    Option C, says that the programme will be implemented from the next fiscal year, however the next lin says that FIP has been making progress, which means that FIP is already in use. So Option C is invalid
    Option D, says bank make regular loss by it, then why will it make progress? So Option D is also not suitable.
    Option E is not valid as it talks about telecom sector.
    Option B tell something about FIP. It fits in the blank
  3. While the latest ASER report on rural education has both good and bad news, it unequivocally shows the government needs to move away from the infrastructure-linked education policy to one focused on learning outcomes. Enrolment rates across all age groups have improved, as have the availability of toilets and access to mid-day meal scheme).(…………………………………………………………………..). There were some gains to be seen in lower classes, but there has been a marginal decline in the performance of the higher classes—considering the base was pretty poor to begin with, that’s not a happy state to be in.
    A) The progress on learning has improved
    B) The progress on learning has been mixed
    C) The progress on learning has deteriorated
    D) Progress in learning can never be achieved
    E) The performance of students can be measured by such scheme
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    Option B
    Explanation: By seeing the next two statements that gain has been seen in lower class and decline in higher class, we can say that the result has been mixed. So Option B is correct.
  4. The government’s thrust on checking antibiotic resistance—against the backdrop of an American national dying of complications related to the NDM-1 superbug—is admirable. But the way it seems to be going about this seems quite ham-fisted. While the government mandated a ‘red line’ on the tablet-strip to indicate that a particular antibiotic wasn’t to be consumed or sold without a prescription, the problem is that even the so-called “weaker” antibiotics have the potential to drive up resistance. At the same time, lacking awareness, (…………………………………………………………). A 2011 WHO study showed that 53% of Indians were taking antibiotics without a prescription.
    A) doctors don’t prescribe antibiotics to the patients even when they are needed.
    B) patients carefully check the red line and avoid using such medicines without doctor’s prescription.
    C) patients often consume antibiotics without adhering to dosage and duration of drug administration specified.
    D) being sick the patients are well aware of the side effects of using antibiotics
    E) conference must be organized to spread awareness about the harmful effects of antibiotics.
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    Option C
    Explanation: Option A cannot be the answer. As the previous statement says that lacking awareness. Now if doctors are lacking awareness they will prescribe more unwanted antibiotics.
    Option B is also wrong as patients lack awareness so Option B does not fits.
    Option D is also wrong as it also says that patients are aware.
    Option E doesnot seems coherent with the previous phrase, LACKING AWARENESS.
    Option C suits the best.
  5. There has been a flurry of developments in India’s innovation landscape since the country announced its National IPR Policy, earlier last summer. The policy document rightly underscores the government’s recognition of the importance of strong intellectual property rights for fostering innovation and to ensure the success of its flagship programmes of Startup India and Digital India. Although this is a welcome move, (……………………………………………………………………………………………….)
    A) but we cannot predict the outcome of such highly profitable business.
    B) so we can assume that it will be successful in the coming years.
    C) but the countries financial situation is not supportive for such a budget.
    D) because such policies are a boon for highly progressive India.
    E) but India needs to adopt measures for implementing such forward-looking policies as well.
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    Option E
    Explanation: The last sentence starts with Although. So Only A or C or E can fit.
    Option A cannot fit. It talks about some business.
    Option C talks about budget, so not valid.
    Option E fits the blank.

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. Demean
    A) If I ask my father to borrow money, he will attempt to demean me by reminding me of my low grades
    B) Demeaning others is not a quality of a good person.
    C) You can demean the new installed software by uninstalling it.
    D) The school bully tried to demean the poor girl by commenting on her dressing sense.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation: Demean- to make someone feel inferior. We cannot make a software feel inferior.
  2. Berate
    A) As the teacher started to berate the students for the hundredth time, several of the children started to cry.
    B) Berating a person for his mistake can give positive results.
    C) The teacher berated Akhil as Akhil topped his college.
    D) Somnath Berated Shubham for not returning his notebook on time.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation: Berate – to scold or criticize someone. As Akhil has topped, there is no need to scold him. He should be congratulated.
  3. Conventional
    A) Amit improved his computer skills so he would be a good conventional for the job opening in the technology department.
    B) We often eat breakfast for dinner instead of a conventional grains and potatoes meal.
    C) To win the marketing job, we’ll need to let go of our conventional ideas and think outside the box.
    D) The European Commission came under heavy criticism yesterday after proposing to phase-out conventional biofuels by 2030.
    E) All are correct
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    Option A
  4. Majestic
    A) The majestic movie theater was so glamorous it was converted into a film museum.
    B) According to history, the king was a majestic man with a charismatic personality.
    C) The building was bit majestic hence the child couldn’t reach it.
    D) The majestic painting turned the boring room into a glamorous chamber.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation: Majestic – having or showing impressive beauty or scale.
  5. Scanty
    A) Bahubali 2 fans had been worrying due to scanty information that this year’s edition may be delayed.
    B) Since the airline lost two of my bags, I have scanty clothing for my vacation.
    C) Adding to scanty rainfall, PM Narendra Modi’s demonetisation is also being termed as another reason behind its downfall.
    D) During the crowded convention, hotel rooms were scanty in town.
    E) All are correct
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    Option E
    Explanation: Scanty – small or insufficient in quantity or amount.

 

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