This set contains important New Pattern English questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk , NIACL Assistant and other upcoming exams. Odd Sentence and Odd word questions.
Direction (1-5) : The following questions contain five sentences as options. Find one sentence which does not relate to the central theme of the passage made by remaining four sentences.
- A) For decades scientists have known that birds’ ability to navigate with great accuracy over long distances relies on a magnetic sense that humans lack.
B) These are warm-weather birds whose existence depends on a good bug population.
C) Experiments with homing pigeons performed in the early 1970s found that attaching a magnet disrupted their ability to orientate themselves.
D) Since then, research has intensified into the precise mechanism of birds’ magnetic sense.
E) Birds’ beaks contain tiny grains of magnetite, a form of iron oxide which is easily magnetised, and is known to be involved in magnetic sensing in bacteria.
- A) Radiation therapy is a powerful tool for improving the survival rate of those diagnosed with certain forms of cancer.
B) But the dozens of doses of high-energy radiation involved carry a risk, as healthy cells are zapped along with cancerous ones.
C) The radiation levels inside the vessel are extremely high, to the extent a human could be killed in less than a minute, and even a robot designed to conduct a probe inside went down quickly.
D) Many short-term and long-term consequences are well known, including an increased risk of developing new cancers decades after successful treatment.
E) But improvements in early diagnoses, chemotherapy and surgery have combined with radiation to produce larger numbers of cancer survivors living beyond the ten-year mark from the end of treatment.
- A) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has reportedly approved the draft Central GST and the Integrated GST laws.
B) The council expects to finalise the model state GST law by mid-March.
C) The IMF’s modelling points to the benefit of broader tax reform.
D) All state legislatures have to pass the law. All rules of all laws have to be finalised and published.
E) Only thereafter can companies start preparing their accounting systems to switch to GST.
- A) Burdened with a huge backlog of cases and a steady rise in litigation, the exasperation of the Supreme Court has come live with some recent remarks reflecting helplessness that its orders are not being followed, with legal experts expressing varied views on it.
B) Ever since the Supreme Court ruled the Judicial Appointments Commission proposed by the government to be unfit, there have been strained relations between the executive and the judiciary.
C) The government has delayed appointments, refused transfers and refused to relent.
D) The ongoing system of appointing judges of the Supreme Court — in which the judiciary alone decides whom to add to its ranks — with the government having the ability to influence the decision by sitting pat on the collegium’s recommendations without taking any action, is neither transparent nor accountable.
E) The alternative that the previous UPA government and the present one headed by the NDA favoured is to hand over appointment to a commission, whose composition would determine the quality and ideological orientation of the judges.
- A) America has around 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of its prisoners.
B) Roughly one in every 107 American adults is behind bars, a rate nearly five times that of Britain, seven times that of France and 24 times that of India.
C) Two men and a woman have been arrested by detectives investigating the escape of a convicted murderer in Liverpool
D) Its prison population has more than tripled since 1980.
E) The growth rate has been even faster in the federal prison system: from around 24,000—its level, more or less, from the 1940s until the early 1980s—to more than 219,000 today.
Direction (6-10) : In each question below there are four 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.
- (i) Political conflict must be monitored [A]/ monitoring [B] carefully.
(ii) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres begged [A]/ begging [B] world leaders to make 2017 a year of peace.
(iii) South Africa’s mining industry is increasingly [A]/ increased [B] cited as one of the key sectors that must yield “radical economic transformation” and help the country heal a deeply divided and unequal society.
(iv) The time is opportune [A]/ opportunity [B] to reconsider the direction of the country’s mining industry.
- (i) The way in which mining is carried out has caused immeasurable [A] / immeasures [B] socio-economic and environmental destruction.
(ii) Debates about the benefits and harmful consequences of mining are common across [A]/ above [B] the world.
(iii) Mining continues [A]/ continuing [B] to be associated with harm all over the world.
(iv) One important way of promotion [A]/ promoting [B] the sustainability of mining is through community engagement.
- (i) The President in his recent comments only emphasising [A]/ emphasised [B] the importance of discussions between government and business on the new mining charter.
(ii) Unlike some of its neighbouring countries such as Denmark, and many EU countries, Sweden has largest [A]/ largely [B] resisted the trend of implementing more restrictive migration and integration policies.
(iii) Dramatic claims are often made [A]/ make [B] about relations between China and African countries.
(iv) Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets, so tightly [A]/ tight [B] packed around a dim star that a year there lasts less than two weeks.
- (i) Even the smallest splash of hot oil on my skin would scald [A]/ scale [B] it causing severe burns.
(ii) Petrol prices always seem to soaring [A]/soar [B] in the summer when families are getting ready to travel.
(iii) During the visit of Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin to India in November, steps were taken to tap [A]/ taps [B] Israel’s experience in water management and agriculture.
(iv) A visit by Modi will not only provide a fillip [A]/ fit [B] to new areas of engagement, it will also serve to strengthen ties in areas such as tourism which have vibrant potential.
- (i) The train is 30 minutes dueover [A]/ overdue[B].
(ii) The bridge connects [A]/ lapse [B] the two cities.
(iii) There is nothing wrong with wanting [A]/ wanted [B] to produce entrepreneurs; the problem is with the assembly line approach.
(iv) India has some of the braver [A]/ bravest [B] people in the world.