Mixed English Questions Set 73 (New Pattern)

New pattern English Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO and other bank exams

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 Odd Phrases. New Pattern English Question Odd Sentence for SBI PO.

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.

  1. A) For commercial banks, a small interest charge on electronic deposits has proved to be bearable compared with the costs of safely storing stacks of cash—and not yet onerous enough to try to pass on to individual depositors.
    B) Not so long ago it was widely thought that, if interest rates went below zero, banks and their depositors would simply switch to cash, which pays no interest but doesn’t charge any either.
    C) That has resulted in an unavoidable squeeze on profits of banks, particularly in the euro area, where an interest rate of -0.3% applies to almost all commercial-bank reserves.
    D) Yet deposits in Europe, where rates have been negative for well over a year, have been stable.
    E) Imagine a world in which tax offices harry people who file their returns promptly and where big supermarket chains pay their suppliers before the goods fly off the shelves
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence Is: BDAC. The passage is about negative interest rates.
  2. A) The bank’s dilemma today is more serious: in which country should its headquarters be?
    B) It would also annoy America, which might not be keen on HSBC playing a big role in the dollar-clearing system, a privilege that is vital for HSBC’s business.
    C) For the past year HSBC has debated moving its domicile, which in turn determines its tax base, lead regulator and lender of last resort.
    D) One option is to stay in Britain, with its bank-bashers, latent hostility towards the City of London and ambivalence about Europe. The alternative is to move back to vibrant-but-riskier Hong Kong.
    E) Like many firms with roots in Hong Kong, HSBC has traditionally consulted a feng shui master on the design of its headquarters’ buildings.
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: EACD. The passage is about the dilemma that HSBC bank is having in deciding its headquarter. Option B) does not fits with this theme and also does not fits with any other sentence.
  3. A) As you can imagine, the results were too good to be true, and stereotype threat has not stood up especially well to scientific scrutiny.
    B) For example, suppose we find a set of sick people for whom antibiotics work, and a set for whom they don’t work.
    C) Science typically involves gathering data, finding interesting correlations, and proposing hypotheses to explain the correlations.
    D) Or we might think that the patients who didn’t recover had a different disease than those who did recover, perhaps a viral infection for which antibiotics don’t work.
    E) We might infer that those for whom antibiotics didn’t work had an antibiotic-resistant strain of a bacterial infection.
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: CBED. The passage is about collecting data and making conclusion out of it.
  4. A) It is a tremendous success, a milestone in this nation’s developmental history and, indeed, a source of inspiration for other countries in the global South still battling this debilitating disease of Polio.
    B) India’s victory against polio is possibly the country’s greatest public health achievement since the eradication of small pox.
    C) India faced some of the toughest challenges for any polio-endemic country — widespread poverty, huge population pressure and a near-absent healthcare system.
    D) While the former took “ownership” of the project at every level — and this was as important as the crores of rupees it poured into the programme
    E) Over 2,00,000 cases of polio were being reported annually in India when the first oral polio vaccine was introduced here in 1985.
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: BACE. The passage talks about India’s victory over Polio
  5. A) The cages, made of wire, usually about 18 by 20 inches in size, are identical and separated from one another by common divider walls like the cells of a battery.
    B) Hens can fly short distances and need regular movement and exercises to remain healthy and keep their bones strong.
    C) Hence the name, ‘battery cage’. A typical egg farm may contain thousands of cages in multiple rows, each, three to five tiers high.
    D) One of the cruellest ways of exploiting non-human living beings to satisfy human greed for profit is the confinement of hens in battery cages for mass production of eggs.
    E) A cage can hold up to 11 hens, providing each an area smaller than an 8.5 inch by 11 inch sheet of paper, which is so small that the hens cannot spread their wings without touching the sides of cages or other hens.
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: DACE. The passage is about cage of hens. Option B) discusses about only hens

Directions (6-10): Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. Mark (E) as the answer if the sentence is correct and ‘No correction is required’.

  1. That opposition parties have started talking on putting up a common candidate in the presidential election suggests they think they might be able to pressure the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to settled for a consensus candidate as India’s next President.
    A) had started talks, can be able to, to settle in
    B) have begun talks, may be able to, to settle for
    C) has started talks, could be able, for a settled
    D) had started a talk , might abled for, to settling for
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : have begun talks, may be able to, to settle for
  2. Since a diversified diet which meets all nutritional requirements is difficult in provide, fortification of food is relied on by many countries to prevent malnutrition.
    A) which meet, is difficulty for to, relies by
    B) that meet, is difficult to, relied on by
    C) which can meet, is difficulty in, relied by
    D) that meets, is difficult to, relied upon by
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : Since a diversified diet that meets all nutritional requirements is difficult to provide, fortification of food is relied upon by many countries to prevent malnutrition.
  3. Infosys’s decision to hire 10,000 local workers in the U.S. has caused concerns over the impact of President Donald Trump’s restrictive visa policy for skilled workers.
    A) decided to hire, had caused concern, restricted visa policy
    B) has decided to fire, is causing concerns, restrict visa policy
    C) decision for hiring, caused concern, restrict visa policy
    D) has decided to hire, and has caused concerning, restrictive visa policy
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : Infosys’s decision to hire 10,000 local workers in the U.S. has caused concerns over the impact of President Donald Trump’s restrictive visa policy for skilled workers.
  4. Mr. Debroy suggested that an appropriate tax policy can draw a distinction between rich and poor farmers, hence addressing the widespread political apprehension of bringing agriculture below the tax net.
    A) must draw a, after addressing, under the tax

    B) should draw a, thereby addressing, under the tax net
    C) could draws, as addressing, effecting the tax net
    D) must draw a, after addressing, below the tax net
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : should draw a, thereby addressing, under the tax net.
  5. Dangerous to self-prestige, and national security Public officials can realise that not only is there no free lunch, walking into the boudoir also is not free, especially after an age of instant media gratification where hard-built reputations can be done in a matter of a few retweets.
    A) should realise that, in an age of, can be undone
    B) must have realized that, since an age of, could become undone in
    C) must realize that, after an age of, can be done
    D) could realized that, in an age of, can be undone
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : Dangerous to self-prestige, and national security Public officials should realise that not only is there no free lunch, walking into the boudoir also is not free, especially in an age of instant media gratification where hard-built reputations can be undone in a matter of a few retweets.

 

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