Mixed English Questions Set 29 (New Pattern)

Practise our New Pattern English questions for upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. This set contains 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. To encourage the use of commercial vehicles for city transport the government is working on a scheme. The scheme will remove all unnecessary permits needed to run commercial vehicles.
    (i) The scheme will remove…..
    (ii) The government is working…..
    (iii) The use of commercial vehicles……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (ii) and (iii)
    E) None
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : From (ii) The government is working on a scheme to encourage the use of commercial vehicles for city transport that will remove all unnecessary permits needed to run commercial vehicles.
  2. In a bid to turn around the loss making airline, India is planning to sell a majority stake in Air India. Air India is India’s largest air carrier.
    (i) India is planning…..
    (ii) Air India is……
    (iii) The loss making airline…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) None
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : From (i) India is planning to sell a majority stake in Air India, the country’s largest air carrier, in a bid to turn around the loss making airline.
  3. A consortium of banks has launched a probe into suspected financial irregularities at Uttam Galva Steels. State bank of India is leading this consortium.
    (i) A probe into suspected…
    (ii) Leading this consortium……
    (iii) A consortium of banks…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Only (i) and (iii)
    E) All
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : From (i) A probe into suspected financial irregularities at Uttam Galva Steels has been launched by a consortium of banks led by State Bank od India.
    From (iii) A consortium of banks led by State Bank of India has launched a probe into suspected financial irregularities at Uttam Galva Steels.
  4. BJP MP Varun Gandhi has introduced a new bill. According to the bill MPs and MLAs should be recalled within two years from being elected if 75% of those who voted for them are not satisfied with their performance.
    (i) Introducing a new bill……
    (ii) MPs and MLAs should be……
    (iii) Not satisfied with their……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) None
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : From (ii) : MPs and MLAs should be recalled within two years from being elected if 75% of those who voted for them are not satisfied with their performance, according to a new bill introduced by BJP MP Varun Gandhi
  5. India’s first dedicated heliport became operation today. It is built at a cost of Rs 100 crore for the purpose of flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas.
    (i) . India’s first dedicated…….
    (ii) Flying in and out of Delhi…..
    (iii) Built for the purpose of…….
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii) and (iii)
    C) Only (i) and (iii)
    D) Only (i) and (ii)
    E) All
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : From (i) India’s first dedicated heliport built at a cost of Rs 100 crore for the purpose of flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas became operation today.
    From (iii) Built for the purpose of flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas at a cost of Rs 100 crore, India’s first dedicated heliport became operation today.

Direction (6-10): Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.

  1. Good times for drivers came to a/an _____ end recently when firms _____ incentives and drivers found themselves staring at drastically _____ earnings.
    A) blunt, started, increased
    B) rough, average, lower
    C) abrupt, lowered, reduced
    D) short, decided, improved
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    Option C
  2. The Indian startup sector is _____ for more job losses as some half-a-dozen midsized companies issue ______ notices to hundreds of employees in a bid to trim costs and conserve cash in what ______ to be a harsh summer for an industry struggling to deal with the effects of fast-paced growth.
    A) preparing, termination, legitimates
    B) bracing, layoff, portends
    C) ready, outlay, appears
    D) hovering, resignation, seems
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : bracing- prepare for something difficult or unpleasant
    layoff – a temporary or permanent discharge of a worker or workers.
    portends – be a sign or warning that something is likely to happen.
    The Indian startup sector is bracing for more job losses as some half-a-dozen midsized companies issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees in a bid to trim costs and conserve cash in what portends to be a harsh summer for an industry struggling to deal with the effects of fast-paced growth.
  3. In order to give better _____of the stress they were _____ on their balance sheets, three large banks at the beginning of fiscal 2017 disclosed lists of close to Rs 1 lakh crore of loans from where they ______ future slippages to evolve.
    A) picture, specifying, assumed
    B) chance, posing, thought
    C) image, lying, diverted
    D) clarity, carrying, expected
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    Option D
  4. Foreign secretary S Jaishankar is _____ to highlight the ______ of Indian companies and professionals to American economy in his talks later this week with officials in Washington, DC, where he is expected to take up the issue of hate crime and the ______ changes in visa rules.
    A) criticized, relation, rule
    B) considered, criticism, best
    C) likely , contribution, proposed
    D) close, situation, managed
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    Option C
  5. Microsoft has announced plans to _____ Aadhaar with its apps, and that could just _____how the unique identity is _____used.
    A) alter, reduce, afterwards
    B) integrate, revolutionise, eventually
    C) adopt, transport, most
    D) implement, hover, performed
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    Option B

 

 

 

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