Mixed English Questions Set 15 (New Pattern)

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

Directions (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. The global crisis revealed how countries are interlinked beyond the conventional channels of trade and capital flows. Globalisation will continue to be a source of opportunity to maximise the country’s growth potential, but there would be increasing pressures on current comparative advantages of India, besides raising the scope for faster transmission of shocks from the global economy to the domestic economy. (…………………………………………………………………………..).Past experience shows that some of the global shocks will emerge suddenly as black swans, and hence, policy space must be created and preserved at every stage to deal with such shocks.
    A) The global shock that the BREXIT may give has not yet reached its peak.
    B) Globalisation has helped our economy to move in an upward direction despite low agricultural output due to poor monsoon.
    C) Sound domestic policy environment is increasingly more important to minimise the impact of global shocks on domestic real economy.
    D) Countries with strong economy have teamed up together to oppose the countries with weaker economy and maintain their monopoly in the global world.
    E) Even in the era of globalisation we must work more progressively to improve our economy.
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    Option C
    Explanation: Only option C has a link to all the statements.
    Option A talks about BREXIT. Not mentioned anywhere in the passage.
    Option B talks about agricultural output. This statement does not suits between the two statements where the blank is provided. Option D is vague and not related. Option E also does not fits the blank.
  2. (………………………………………………………………………………………). The requirement of high initial capital outlay, that too over longer terms, necessitates measures to address the financing constraint to capacity expansion in infrastructure. Bank credit to the infrastructure sector witnessed significant growth during last ten years, taking the share of bank finance to infrastructure in gross bank credit from about 2 per cent to more than 12 per cent. While banks continue to be a prime source of financing for infrastructure projects, alternative non-banking financing has to be attracted with appropriate policies to be able to address the financing constraint to growth in infrastructure.
    A) Besides the investment in the infrastructure sector has been deteriorating year by year.
    B) The infrastructure gap of India, has been a key factor affecting the overall productivity of investments.
    C) Investment in infrastructure may prove to be a setback for our economy, as other important sectors may be overlooked due to it.
    D) Banks should be made the prime source of financing for the infrastructure segment, because the NBFCs cannot handle such a huge amount of financing.
    E) Infrastructure is the only segment that is a self-sustaining sector and doesnot requires credit flow.
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    Option B
    Explanation: The passage talks about the constraint in financing in the infrastructure. So Option B is best suited as it talks about infrastructure gap.
    Option A contradicts the passage.
  3. A worrisome aspect of economic policy decisions taken in India is the seeming absence of a cost-benefit analysis of the decisions. If there is a cost-benefit analysis done when tax policies are changed or a new subsidy is introduced to promote airline traffic on some routes, it is kept out of public domain. It may be because governments in India tend to be secretive- citizens are not trustworthy perhaps. (………………………………………………………………………)
    A) Instead of an integrated city planning approach, governments are increasingly basing transport investment decisions on cost-benefit analyses.
    B) The Act would require the SEC to conduct cost-benefit analyses of its regulations and orders.
    C) Cost-benefit analysis has been a major headache for the external affairs ministry.
    D) To students of economics, cost-benefit analysis is a foundational concept.
    E) Or the cost-benefit analysis is sketchy.
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    Option E
    Explanation: As the previous statement talks about the reasons why cost-benefit analysis is kept out of public domain, Option E is the only option that fits the blank.
  4. Switzerland is widely known as home to some of the world’s oldest and perhaps most secretive banks. A financial powerhouse as it were.(……………………………………………………………………………………) But there is one area where a similarity shows up. The Swiss, like Indians, seem to be fond of using cash to transact. Among nations with an advanced financial system, the Swiss could well be the ones most inclined to use cash for transactions.
    A) The similarities between Indian financial system and that of Switzerland are abundant.
    B) India’s financial system lags Switzerland and there is not much to be said by way of comparison.
    C) Even though Switzerland is way ahead of India in terms of its financial system, we can compare them.
    D) A brash young Mexican financier’s plans to take over a Swiss bank fizzled last year.
    E) The Swiss government has said that finance regulations should be “swiftly adjusted” to cater for fintech innovations.
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    Option B
    Explanation: Observe the bext statement after the blank. ” But there is one area where a similarity shows up. ” As the sentence starts with BUT, and says that there is one area of similarity. It means that the previous sentence has talked about differences or there has been some sort of comparison.  So Option B and Option C fits this blank. But Option C says that we can compare them. And the next statement says that BUT there is similarity in one area. So the two statements contradicts each other.  So Option B is correct.
  5. Prominent e-commerce company Snapdeal is learnt to be in yet another round of staff cuts. (……………………………………………………………………………………………………). It is now learnt to have had discussion on cutting up to half of the remaining workforce. According to internal data, as well as interviews and statements over the past year, Snapdeal’s employees have come down from 10,000 in February last year to a little less than 4,000. Over the next few months, it might want to bring this down to 2,000, sources said.
    A) Snapdeal has been known for its employee’s welfare and loyalty.
    B) A panel set up by Snapdeal has advised not to have a job cut.
    C) Even if the rate cut happens there will be hardly any effect on Snapdeals balance sheet.
    D) Over the past year, the estimate is that it has halved the employee strength.
    E) The right approach however is bit different.
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    Option D
    Explanation: As the next statement says that it is going to cutting up to half of the remaining workforce. By remaining  workforce it can be said that earlier also employees have been removed. Hence Option D fits.

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

  1. (i) The _______of people over the age of 50 are still very active.
    (ii) Vivek spends a _______ of his time helping Amisha.
    (iii) She had the _______ she needed.
    (iv) We have a ________ interest in the company.
    A) highest
    B) majority
    C) weakest
    D) maximum
    E) lowest
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    Option B
  2. (i) _______ eating patterns and planning the timing and frequency of meals are behaviors that may lead to a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease,
    (ii) The volcano erupts at _______ intervals.
    (iii) They guaranteed _______ employment to their workers.
    (iv) There is no _______ bus service to the village.
    A) healthy
    B) routine
    C) regular
    D) untimely
    E) correct
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    Option C
  3. (i) The terrorist quickly ________the small child.
    (ii) The escaped criminal was finally caught and _______ by a large German Shepherd.
    (iii) We danced in the ________ lighting.
    (iv) She likes ________ colors.
    A) light
    B) grabbed
    C) rested
    D) overshadowed
    E) subdued
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    Option E
    Explanation: In the first two sentences subdued – overpowered  in 3rd and 4th sentence subdued – soft and restrained
  4. (i) Vikram didn’t follow the ________ procedure.
    (ii) In Japan, it is ________ to bow when you meet someone.
    (iii) That is not a ________ subject to bring up in conversation at the dinner table.
    (iv) If you want to do good work, you should use the ________ tools.
    A) set
    B) deserved
    C) proper
    D) immediate
    E) rigid
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    Option C 
  5. (i) When sad, Vivek finds ________ in his mother’s lap.
    (ii) Ceremonies and rituals, an integral part of our life, are intended to provide emotional and spiritual ________.
    (iii) Just like Shubham, a large section of youngsters seem to have found ________ from their misery, rage and isolation by inflicting non-suicidal injuries on themselves.
    (iv) Many worried souls find ________ in religion.
    A) depression
    B) solace
    C) victory
    D) justice
    E) happy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Solace- comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness

 

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