This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO Clerk, NIACL and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Questions on Odd Sentence and Fill in the blanks. New pattern English odd sentence and fill in the blanks
Direction (1-5): Five statements are given below, labelled A, B, C, D and E. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit with the other statements in the passage.
- A) Hundreds of millions have lifted themselves out of poverty, hundreds of millions more have joined the new middle class.
B) China has made an extraordinary journey along the road back to greatness.
C) China’s global influence is expanding and within a decade its economy is expected to overtake America’s.
D) A long-standing sense of historical victimhood means that the rhetoric of a resurgent nation could all too easily turn nasty.
E) It is on the verge of reclaiming what it sees as its rightful position in the world.
- A) The pacifist post-war constitution, written by Japan’s American occupiers, must take some credit.
B) This pledge helped reassure neighbours that Japanese militarism would never stalk Asia again, and it allowed the United States to lay down the law in the Western Pacific.
C) Yet dangers are growing, and Japan’s arrangements are looking out of date.
D) At its heart, in Article Nine, Japan forever renounces the use of war to settle international disputes.
E) Since defeat in 1945 Japan has been a model global citizen, contributing to peace and prosperity in East Asia.
- A) Now foreign bosses roll their eyes when you mention India, as they did in the 1980s.
B) Growth has fallen to 5%, half the level at the peak of the 2004-08 boom. Inflation and public borrowing are too high. The rupee slumped in 2013.
C) A decade ago India’s economy was winning new-found respect as a riot of energy and enterprise, but its performance in recent years has been dismal.
D) Private firms are fed up with red tape and graft and have cut investment from a peak of 17% of GDP to 9%.
E) Over the past half century most East Asian countries have prospered by employing unskilled farmworkers in factories. India should be doing that right now.
- A) Global inequality today is at a level last seen in the late 19th century—and it is continuing to rise.
B) The gap between rich and poor nowadays is mind-boggling. Oxfam has observed that the world’s eight richest people now own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion.
C) With it has come a surging sense of disenfranchisement that has fuelled alienation and anger, and even bred nationalism and xenophobia.
D) Many wealthy citizens have contributed to society and played by the rules. The problem is that the rules are often skewed in their favour.
E) As people struggle to hold on to their shrinking share of the pie, their anxiety has created a political opening for opportunistic populists, shaking the world order in the process
- A) Global and Indian experiences (across states) show that productivity and growth are strongly correlated with urbanization
B) A simple explanation of the principal puzzle is that India is actually far more urbanized than official measures suggest.
C) In India, however, migration began decelerating when urbanization was below 25%, and the trend continued over three censuses—1991, 2001, and 2011.
D) The global experience has been that as countries develop, rural-to-urban migration accelerates, decelerating only when the urbanization level is very high—usually well over 50%.
E) This principal puzzle contains three subsidiary puzzles
Direction (6-10): In each question below four blanks are given followed by some options that have four words each. Choose that option as your answer whose words correct fits the blank.
- The Indian cricket team’s ________ loss against England in the Test series has ______ its weakness in the longer format and clearly, it is now time that both players and their _______ giving ______ attention to all three forms of the game.
A) luminous, affected, coach, predictable
B) atrocious, naked, team, judicious
C) dismal, exposed, selectors, equal
D) draggy, obscured, member, perfect
- _________ protests _______ the setting up of nuclear power plants, the fact remains that we are fast ________ of conventional energy sources. It is time to _____ alternative sources of energy that are clean, green and cost-effective
A) Despite, for, underperforming, generate
B) In spite of, among, moving out, perform
C) Even though, performed for, generating out, move to
D) Notwithstanding, against, running out, adopt
- Experts have __________ warned that, with the rapid ________ of soil our food security is under threat. They have also pointed out that the ______ can be _________ through a series of ecological interventions, of which biomass generation and its use is the most critical.
A) gradually, improvement, disaster, cured
B) repeatedly, degradation, crisis, tackled
C) frequently, atrocity, change, outnumbered
D) seldom, unfrocking, trouble, stopped
- Volunteering has proved to be an _______ method for the United Nations to _______ to people and places that are facing _____ . Volunteers have been ______ working across the world to promote social stability and economic progress
A) impressive, influence, problem, endlessly
B) impotent, purview, truce, interminably
C) effective, reach out, conflict, relentlessly
D) energetic, do justice, enmity, rarely
- We all want the Indian economy to roar, but that roar will die out if its _________ are________ . Growth needs to be inclusive, and ecologically _________ . These _______ should not be mere words but reflect in official policy and action therein
A) basics, uneven, balanced, beneficiaries
B) foundations, weak, sustainable, concerns
C) reaches, sustained, visible, systems
D) methodologies, rare, challenging, phenomenon