Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 53 (New Pattern)

New pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Odd Words for Bank Exams. This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI IBPS NIACL, IBPS PO, Clerk , and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Odd Words. Please read the instructions very carefully.

Direction (1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.

  1. SHOULD the British government be in the business of selling visas? In effect it already is. (……………………………………………………………………………….) But according to a report released on February 25th by the Migration Advisory Committee, an independent group, Britain could do it better—and more lucratively. At present migrants who invest substantial sums in gilts or in British registered companies can apply for permanent residence. A million pounds ($1.7m) gets them leave to remain after five years; £5m reduces the waiting time to three years and £10m to two. They need not speak English and can bring their families.
    A) The minimum investment level has not gone up since 1994.
    B) For years wealthy folk who invest in the country have been given permission to live there.
    C) Investors are likely to sell those gilts when they obtain settlement.
    D) Auctions would also enable would-be settlers to weigh Britain against other countries.
    E) A government obsessed with cutting immigration is unlikely to follow the committee’s advice.
    View Answer
     Option B
    Explanation
    : Using the sentence: In effect it already is. And by seeing the lines at the end which talks about the relation between the amount of money and the time period it allows to live in Britain we can conclude that Option B will fill the blank.
  2. WHEN bananas started to be widely exported in the 1870s, they were an exotic treat. But by the 1950s the fruit (botanically, a herb, but never mind) was a favourite of millions far from the tropics. Then Panama disease struck.(…………………………………………………………………………….). By the 1960s Gros Michel (Big Mike), the variety accounting for virtually all exports, was close to extinction. The export industry approached collapse.
    A) The disease even though very strong, could not affect the banana farms. 
    B) This led to the widespread anger among people and riots.
    C) The soil fungus swept through Central and South America, killing banana plants in its path
    D) The race is now on to find a banana that is both resistant to the two diseases and commercially viable.
    E) If the export industry is to have a long-term future, it needs to diversify.
    View Answer
     Option C
    Explanation
    : The previous sentence talks about a disease and the next sentence talks about extinction of banana plant of a certain variety. So we can say that this disease led to the extinction of banana. So Option C is suitable.
  3. (………………………………………………………………..), regardless of the vehicle’s looks or performance, the lowest-cost petrol cars will be hard to beat for some time to come. Traditional carmakers talk of one day serving such customers with “mobility as a service”—fleets of self-driving taxis. Tesla, which is also investing in autonomous driving technology, could be a strong contender in such a new market: unlike its older rivals, it would have no legacy business, of factories churning out petrol models, to be disrupted.
    A) If a company wants to be on the top of the chart
    B) What buyers want today is comfort
    C) When you are looking for luxury and high end model
    D) For buyers who just want the cheapest means of getting from A to B
    E) The prospects for electric cars have taken a turn for the better
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation
    : By seeing this line: lowest-cost petrol cars will be hard to beat , we can say that something which is of low cost is being talked about, Now have a look at all the sentence one by one and connect it with the passage. Option D is best
  4. CHINA’S currency has long been a source of controversy, especially among American politicians outraged by its cheapness. But it is rarely a source of uncertainty. (…………………………………………………….). But as to what it would be worth, China’s authorities have left little room for disagreement. For much of its history it has been pegged tightly to the dollar.
    A) World leaders have agreed on the value of currency proposed by China.
    B) You cannot accept a currency just because it belongs to one of the most powerful nation.
    C) Critics have argued fiercely about what it should be worth
    D) But this uncertainty should be dealt with strictness. 
    E) For the past year, a different norm has applied: the fluctuations have been mostly one way.
    View Answer
     Option C
    Explanation
    : By seeing the next line after the blank: BUT authorities of China have left no space for disagreement on the worth of currency. As the sentence starts with BUT, so the previous statement is related to the worth of currency. So option C is suited.
  5. “THE internet of things” is one of the buzziest bits of jargon around in consumer electronics. The idea is to put computers in all kinds of products—televisions, washing machines, thermostats, refrigerators—that have not, traditionally, been computerised, and then connect those products to the internet. If you are in marketing, this is a great idea. Being able to browse the internet from your television, switch on your washing machine from the office or have your fridge e-mail you to say that you are running out of orange juice is a good way to sell more televisions, washing machines and fridges. (…………………………………………………………………………………). For, as owners of desktop computers are all too aware, the internet is a two-way street. Once a device is online, people other than its owners may be able to connect to it and persuade it to do their bidding.
    A) If you are a computer-security researcher, though, it is a little worrying.
    B) The network is not particularly big, as these things go.
    C) But it is a proof of concept, and may be a harbinger of worse to come—for the computers in smart devices make tempting targets for writers of malware.
    D) That means there is no reason why they could not do everything a compromised desktop can be persuaded to do.
    E) You can own any device on Internet of Things
    View Answer
     Option A
    Explanation
    : By seeing the last line: Once a device is online, people other than its owners may be able to connect to it and persuade it to do their bidding. Option A suits best
    Direction (6-10) : In each question below there are four or five 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.
  6. (i) A unicorn is an imaginary (A)/ imagery (B) creature.
    (ii) If a man is not industrious (A)/ industrial (B) he can hardly except to succeed

    (iii) No one will deny that he is ingenuous (A)/ ingenious (B) and truthful
    (iv) John was a Zealous (A)/ jealous (B) worker in the cause of education
    A) AAAA
    B) BAAA
    C) ABAB
    D) BABA
    E) BBBA
    View Answer
     Option A
    Explanation: AAAA
  7. (i) He made a judicial (A)/ judicious (B) selection of books.
    (ii) The prisoners was set at library (A)/ liberty (B)
    (iii) He was advised not to loose (A)/ lose (B) his temper

    (iv) She was of a lovely (A)/ lovable (B) nature
    (v) My boss lead a luxurious (A)/ luxuriant (B) life
    A) BBBBA 
    B) ABABB
    C) BABBA 
    D) ABABB
    E) BABAA
    View Answer
     Option A
    Explanation
    : BBBBA
  8. (i) A memorable (A)/ Memorial (B) was erected to the memory to the memory of Pt.Nehru
    (ii) The grand event was a momentary (A)/ momentous (B) one
    (iii) The servant was a negligible (A)/ negligent (B) of his duties
    (iv) Ravi was a notable (A)/ notorious (B) officer in the indo pak war.
    (v) He is an official (A)/ Officious (B) person nobody like him.
    A) BABAB 
    B) ABBAB
    C) BBBAB 
    D) ABAAB
    E) AABBA
    View Answer
     Option C
    Explanation
    : BBBAB
  9. (i) We know every tryst (A)/ twist (B) and turn of ranipur more.
    (ii) He received a pitiful (A)/ pitiable (B) amount for all his labours
    (iii) They took a tour of the back land planes (A)/ plains (B).
    (iv) India is a promotion (A)/ populous (B) country
    A) AAAB 
    B) ABAB
    C) BBBA 
    D) BBBB
    E) BABA
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     Option D
    Explanation
    : BBBB
  10. (i) Your plan is not practical (A)/ practicable (B)
    (ii) The vulture is a bird of prey (A)/ pray (B)
    (iii) Let us precede (A)/ proceed (B) with the lesson.

    (iv) In the past history of Pakistan rulers have often proscribed (A)/ prescribed (B) all religions other than their own.
    (v) I refuse to play cards on principle (A)/ principal (B)
    A) ABBAA 

    B) AABAA
    C) ABBBA 
    D) BBBAA
    E) BBBBA
    View Answer
     Option B
    Explanation
    : AABAA

 

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