Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 55 (New Pattern)

New pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Sentence Correction 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 Sentence Corrections. 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. Nobody is too worried by competition to banks in their ancillary businesses: if, say, Google can help people manage their money more efficiently, that is to be welcomed. The argument is about credit. In some ways, it is a good thing that lending outside the banking system is expanding. Banks are regulated for a reason: they have big “maturity mismatches” (borrowing money largely for short periods while lending it out for the longer term), enormous leverage and are tangled up in complicated ways with other financial institutions, so they are especially fragile. And when they get into trouble, taxpayers tend to end up on the hook, because governments both guarantee deposits and are frightened to let such big and complicated institutions fail. (……………………………………………………………………………….)
    A) So we cannot take the risk of moving this lending business from banks to outside entities.
    B) So when a big bank fails there is a lot of pressure on the private companies to disperse the pressure.
    C) Even after such a big business we cannot expect banks to compete with outsiders
    D) So if some lending is moving from banks to less dangerous entities, the financial system should be safer.
    E) Yet shadow banks, if poorly regulated, can be just as dangerous as the better-lit sort.
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : From the beginning of the passage the author is in favour of the entry of outside companies to manage some functioning of banks. So Option D fits the blank.
  2. The first green revolution was largely government-backed, with help from international research centres and American charities. You might think that nowadays the big agribusinesses would be desperate to lead the way, and they have indeed invested heavily in new strains of maize and wheat.(………………………………………………………………………………). Farmers can keep the seeds from one harvest and plant them in the next with no loss of yield (unlike maize). The market for rice seeds is thus tiny, so almost all research is carried out by the state.
    A) So, the government is supposed to rely on these rich businessman for research purpose.
    B) But rice, the focus of the second revolution, is different
    C) When talking of rice; it is no different than wheat or maize.
    D) And hence these businessman have always lead the way for green revolution
    E) Some politicians worry about publicly backing genetic research, despite all the lives it could save.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Option B introduces rice which is talked about later in the passage and also the use of BUT correctly differentiates the previous sentence of the blank and the last sentence.
  3. (……………………………………………………………) Between 2005 and 2012, the median inflation-adjusted rent in the city rose 11%, while the median tenants’ income rose only 2%, according to the Furman Centre at New York University. It reckons that 54% of New York tenants spent more than 30% of their income on rent (the usual cutoff for “affordable”), up from 40% in 2000.
    A) New York’s housing supply has long struggled to match demand.
    B) The housing system in New York is one of the best in the world.
    C) New York has certainly become less affordable.
    D) You ask a tenant in New York about the facilities and he will reply positively.
    E) Activity has started to recover, but supply is still constrained by a lack of land
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Rents rose by 11%, however the income of tenants increased only by 2%. Also tenants spent more than 30% of income on rent. So we can say that Option C is best suited.
  4. Kenya is one of the world’s five leading countries in terms of the funds it gets from the United States for combating terrorism. Last year it got $8m. Britain has helped to train Kenyan forces in counter-terrorism.(……………………………………………………………..), have reduced their level of co-operation. It is hard to see where the president can begin.
    A) But the governments of both countries, disappointed with the results
    B) However the Britain government in recent years
    C) The main problem is that the police are underpaid
    D) A leaked report claimed that Nairobi’s anti-terror police unit has a monthly operational budget of $735
    E) Though Kenya avoided bloodshed during last year’s elections they
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : When will someone reduce the level of co-operation. When someone is not satisfied
  5. The Financial Stability Board, an international watchdog set up to guard against financial crises, defines shadow banking as “credit intermediation involving entities and activities outside the regular banking system”—in other words, lending by anything other than a bank. In most countries, only banks can hold deposits guaranteed by the state, and only banks have a standing offer of credit from the central bank. (…………………………………………………………………………..). That is because banks, although essential to the smooth operation of an economy, are vulnerable to runs, which in turn can cause recessions.
    A) However, money can be moved from savers to borrowers in many ways that do not involve banks
    B) People and companies can make loans to one another directly, for instance.
    C) With these privileges come lots of rules and restrictions.
    D) A firm might borrow from thousands of savers, their money pooled by the bond markets.
    E) The idea is to identify and restrict the sort of behaviour that might lead to future crises.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :

Directions (6-10): Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark ‘E’ as the answer.

  1. Of the two brothers, I think the oldest one is the taller.
    A) the eldest one is the taller
    B) the elder one is the taller
    C) the older one is the taller
    D) the oldest one is the tallest
    E) No correction Required
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Two persons are being compared
  2. They asked him to keep studying till they had returned.
    A) until they had returned
    B) till their returning
    C) till they return
    D) till they returned
    E) No correction Required
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Simple past
  3. On seeing him breathe with difficulty, I asked him since how long he had been ailing.
    A) how long he had been ailing for
    B) how long he had been ailing
    C) since how long he was ailing
    D) since when he ailed
    E) No correction Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : When the phrase how long is used, the preposition for and since are not needed.
  4. Soon after the first show I returned to my quarter, where I was surprised to find my uncle waiting for me.
    A) to my quarter, where I
    B) to my quarter in which I was
    C) to my quarter, where I had been
    D) to my quarter, where I was
    E) No correction Required
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    Option D
  5. There is no need of being anxious about him; he knows his target and will certainely achieve it.
    A) for being anxious of him
    B) to be anxious about him
    C) for being anxious about him
    D)  to feeling anxiety
    E) No correction Required
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation
    : There is no need is always followed by an infinitive.

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12 Thoughts to “Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 55 (New Pattern)”

  1. Nazriya @ SBI PO

    gm sir.. thoda tuff quiz :/

    1. Yogi ji

      First five tuff

      1. Nazriya @ SBI PO

        hmmm

  2. gomathy priya

    thanks az:)

  3. K!nG Iz B!nG

    10x mam??

  4. Yogi ji

    Infinitive means

    1. Suraj

      verb ke original form ko infinitive kehte hai,, example

      BE- verb hai.. yehi uska original form hai

      being uska present particple form hai,, to being infinitive nhi hua.. Be infinitive hua coz it is the verb in its original form

      1. Yogi ji

        10 ques main verb Kaun si hai

        1. Suraj

          10th ques ka hi example diya hai,, BE verb hai usme

  5. MiMi

    thnk u sir :)))

  6. Shaktimaan_Thesuperhero

    2/10 what a bad score

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