Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 48 (New Pattern)

This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI IBPS NIACL, IBPS PO, Clerk , and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Odd Sentence and Fill in the blanks. Please read the instructions very carefully.

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.

  1. A) Given the widespread use of cash in real estate transactions (quite often to facilitate under-reporting of official prices and evade taxes), it was expected that the sector would bear the brunt of the currency-scrapping exercise.
    B) It is likely that anticipating a pick-up in demand, construction and realty firms have not abandoned their projects over the past quarter.
    C) The one sector that was expected to be hit the hardest by the government’s move to scrap high-value currency notes in early November is the construction and real estate sector.
    D) The CMIE data shows that the construction and realty sector has outperformed most other sectors in the December quarter.
    E) But capex figures from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) show that such concerns aren’t borne out by the data, at least not just yet.
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    Option B
    : The correct sequence is: CAED. The passage talks about the effects of demonitisation on real estate sector. Sentence B talks about demand in construction and real estate.
  2. A) Since 2014, the dramatic fall in crude oil prices has helped India contain her twin deficits, and tame inflation.
    B) One of the biggest drivers of India’s superlative macro-economic performance in the recent past has been a relatively under-appreciated element: oil.
    C) Diesel prices were deregulated in 2014 and the diesel subsidy was eliminated in the last fiscal year (2015-16) itself.
    D) the Indian economy might soon have to deal with another pain point besides demonetisation.
    E) But with oil exporting countries planning to curtail oil supply, raising the possibility of a rise in oil prices
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    Option C
    : The correct sequence is: BAED
  3. A) they will one day believe that picking up arms is a better option than dying without a fight.
    B) It’s easy to call them terrorists or murderers
    C) If you ignore human beings and condemn them to die
    D) If the Government wants to really end the Maoist problem, it needs to look beyond.
    E) History is full of heroes who die in this fashion.
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    Option D
    : The correct sequence is: CAEB
  4. A) One needs to carefully manage, besides energy, other valuable natural resources that enable one’s business and existence.
    B) What is challenging is not only the ease with which panic can be introduced but the rapid change in social fabric that it can bring about.
    C) To control cost, a focus on raw material and process efficiency is no longer enough.
    D) The times that we live in are complex to the point that only a high degree of maturity and knowledge can show the way. The energy considerations are an obvious point of reference. The global reality is driving up prices and putting pressure on enterprises.
    E) From taking people to work or delivering products to customers, or making office and data centre operate with efficiency, one has to manage resources that are largely hidden from sight.
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    Option B
    : The correct sequence is: DCAE
  5. A) as it is leading to wasteful use of fuel for transportation, chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides and rotting food at landfills that creates methane — one of the most harmful greenhouse gases that contributes to climate change.
    B) Methane is 23 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.
    C) The vast amount of food going to landfills makes a significant contribution to global warming.
    D) On the other hand the developing countries suffer from financial, managerial and technical limitations in the early stages of food value chain pertaining to harvesting and storage.
    E) Globally, food wastage has deep economic implications but increasingly the environmental impact of the same is assuming serious proportions
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    Option D
    : The correct sequence is: EABC

Direction (6-10): In each question below two sentences are given, followed by four words. You have to tell which word can fill both the blank and form a meaningful sentence. If none of the word can fill both the blank simultaneously then mark E) as your answer.

  1. (i) Her hair swung across to _____ her face.
    (ii) Every window has a _____ here because of the mosquitoes.
    A) hide
    B) screen
    C) glass
    D) sheet
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    Option B
    : (i) screen – conceal, protect, or shelter (someone or something) with a screen or something forming a screen.
    (ii) screen- mesh/net
  2. (i) No one had been there for months—everything was out of _____ .
    (ii) I asked the butcher to _____ all the fat off of the meat.
    A) cut
    B) order
    C) trim
    D) remove
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    Option C
    : (i) trim – the state of being in good order or condition.
    (ii) trim- remove excess \
  3. (i) I ordered a _____ made dress.
    (ii) It is our _____ to visit the Lake District in October.
    A) routine
    B) specially
    C) Ajar
    D) custom
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    Option D
    : (i) – made or done to order
    (ii) custom- a thing that one does habitually.
  4. (i) Local authorities control a huge ____ of public spending
    (ii) You can ___ this onion using the sharp knife kept on the table.
    A) slice
    B) position
    C) cut
    D) share
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    Option A
    : (i) slice – a portion or share of something
    (ii) slice- kept
  5. (i) It helps if you go out of your way to _____ the local people.
    (ii) They were encouraged to ______ basic food crops
    A) help
    B) cultivate
    C) filch
    D) cut
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    Option B
    : (i) cultivate- try to win the friendship or favour of (someone).
    (ii) cultivate – raise or grow (plants), especially on a large scale for commercial purposes.


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