Mixed English Questions Set 20 (New Pattern)

This set contains New Pattern English Questions for various upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. Questions from Sentence Connectors and Fill in the blanks.

Directions (1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

  1. The government curtailed the tenure of Ajay Tyagi as the next chief of SEBI by two years. The step was taken barely a week after his name was cleared to succeed incumbent U.K Sinha
    (i) His name was cleared………
    (ii) The step was taken………
    (iii) Tenure of Ajay Tyagi as………..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) None
    E) Both (i) and (iii)
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    Option C
    Explanation: From (iii) Tenure of Ajay Tyagi as the next chief of SEBI was curtailed by two years by the Government barely a week after his name was cleared to succeed incumbent U.K .Sinha.
  2. Eight Executive Directors have been appointed in various Public Sector Banks. Band Board Bureau had recommended the appointment.
    (i) Eight Executive Directors…….
    (ii) Various Public Sector Banks……..
    (iii) On the recommendation of Bank Board Bureau……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (iii)
    E) All
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    Option D
    Explanation:  From (i )Eight Executive Directors have been appointed in various Public Sector Banks on the recommendation of BBB.
    From (iii) On the recommendation of Bank Board Bureau eight EDs have been appointed in various PSBs.
    Sentence cannot be formed from (ii) because if we say => Various PSBs have appointed 8 EDs, it can means that each and every bank has appointed 8 EDs, which is not correct.
  3. Vedanta reported its highest operating margin in at least seven quarters. It continued its trend of improving the profit.
    (i) Vedanta’s trend of improving……..
    (ii) Continuing its trend …….
    (iii) Improving the profit…….
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) Both (i) and (iii)
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    Option D
    Explanation: From (i) Vedanta’s trend of improving the profit continued as the company reported its highest operating margin in at least seven quarters.
    From( ii) Continuing its trend of improving the profit Vedanta reported its highest operating margin in at least seven quarters.
  4. SEBI has allowed bourses to penalize listed companies in case they violate securities law. This is a part of efforts to further empower stock exchange.
    (i) To penalize listed companies……..
    (ii) This is a part of……..
    (iii) As part of efforts to further…….
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) None
    E) Both (ii) and (iii)
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    Option C
    Explanation: From (iii) As a part of efforts to further empower stock exchange , SEBI has allowed bourses to penalize listed companies in case they violate securities law.
  5. The Contract Labour Act has been amended by the law department now allowing factories employing fewer than 50 contract workers to function without registering themselves with the authority concerned. The amendment has been done to bring down regulatory complications.
    (i) The law department has……
    (ii) To bring down regulatory complication………………
    (iii) The amendment has been………
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (ii) and (iii)
    E) Both (i) and (ii)
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    Option E
    Explanation: From (i) The law department has amended the Contract Law now allowing factories employing fewer than 50 contract workers to function without registering themselves with the authority concerned with an aim to bring down regulatory complications.
    From (ii) To bring down regulatory complication The law department has amended the Contract Law now allowing factories employing fewer than 50 contract workers to function without registering themselves .

Directions (6-10) : In each of the questions below two sentences are given with a blank in each. Each question has 5 options. You have to find the word which can fill both the blank and mark it as your answer.

  1. (i) The _____ he stepped out of the house he was knocked down by a car.
    (ii) He observed even the _____ details of the photograph.
    A) moment
    B) critical
    C) minute
    D) logical
    E) procedure
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    Option C
    Explanation: (i) minute- time (ii) minute- even the small
  2. (i) He ___ up the steps and reached the topmost floor in no time.
    (ii) As he was walking on rocks, he ____ over the rocks.
    A) run
    B) switched
    C) tripped
    D) galloped
    E) hurried
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    Option C
    Explanation: (i) tripped – slip due to losing balance ; (ii) tripped – walk or run swiftly
  3. (i) The professor’s lecture was hard to follow because of its ______ tone.
    (ii) Although I paid a great deal of attention to the debate, the _______ dialogue really confused me.
    A) monotonous
    B) regular
    C) discourse
    D) discursive
    E) efficient
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    Option D
    Explanation: discursive – talking or writing about many different things in an unorganized manner
  4. (i) SEBI has ____ the companies to work in fair manner.
    (ii) He was ____ by the court from using the copyright material.
    A) authorized
    B) enjoined
    C) rejected
    D) regulated
    E) crticised
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    Option B
    Explanation: (i) enjoined – instructed
    (ii) enjoined – prohibit someone from doing something by issuing an authoritative warning.
  5. (i) He ____ the matter as if it was not important.
    (ii) The project was _____ by a team of highly professional civil engineers.
    A) undertaken
    B) performed
    C) confused
    D) pretended
    E) overlooked
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    Option E
    Explanation: (i)overlooked – to neglect ; (ii) overlooked – supervised

 

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