New Pattern English Questions for Bank PO, SBI PO, IBPS PO and Competitive exams
This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO Clerk, NIACL and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Word Usage. SBI PO English Preparation Material.
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.
- India’s blue chip IT sector is experiencing rough weather. Faced with a tightening visa regime in the US and increasing industry-wide automation, top IT companies are taking drastic measures. This includes cutting staff strength, slowing down new hiring, initiating mass re-training programmes. All of this comes on the heels of a McKinsey report that almost half of India’s 37 lakh IT services workforce will become irrelevant over the next three to four years. (…………………………).
There’s no denying the global economy is undergoing a significant change. Cutting-edge technology and automation are ushering in a digital revolution the likes of which humankind has never experienced before.
A) In such a scenario, only those countries that are able to successfully skill their workforces for the future will be able to ride the digital wave.
B) But the new digital economy demands IT innovators, not mere service providers.
C) Wipro’s move to sack around 500 employees and Cognizant’s decision to reduce its employee count by 5% highlight the carnage in India’s IT sector.
D) A majority of the workforce can’t imbibe the skills required for increasing use of digital technologies.
E) India should dismantle the oppressive licence raj that still exists in this sector even as it has become history in India’s product markets.
- Pakistan officially announced that it had successfully tested, for the first time, a nuclear-capable-submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) – the Babur 3- from a submerged platform on Monday (Jan 9). This is a major techno-strategic achievement in the naval domain and has elicited considerable notice. (………………………………………………….). Be that as it may, the official statement noted that the “Babur-3 SLCM in land-attack mode, is capable of delivering various types of payloads and will provide Pakistan with a credible second strike capability, augmenting deterrence.”
A) It was also added that testing an SLCM of 450 km range was in keeping with Pakistan’s quest for ‘credible second-strike capability’ and ‘credible minimum deterrence.’
B) Having acquired the land-based variant of the Babur , it was expected that the sea-based variant of the same would be soon unveiled
C) However aspersions are being cast about the authenticity of this ‘success’ and the parentage of the missile.
D) This determination to acquire a submarine launched nuclear weapon capability was evident for the last decade
E) The waters of the Indian Ocean will get roiled by the Babur 3 and regional WMD stability will become more brittle.
- The demonetisation decision may have its supporters and detractors, but no political leader or political party can convincingly speak about the need to eliminate corruption without resolving to pass the comprehensive electoral reforms bill that has been pending before Parliament for the last two decades. This is so because the pernicious nexus between politicians and political parties on the one hand, and black money on the other, is the principal cause of all corruption in India.
If those who are supposed to make laws against corruption are themselves the products of a corrupt system, how can the rest of society be clean? (…………………………..). When candidates illegally spend many times the prescribed limit on elections, their first priority is to milk the state to recoup their ‘investments’.
A) When parties take money in cash from ‘unidentified’ donors, they work for tax evaders
B) India scored zero out of hundred on implementation and disclosure of political party and candidate financing.
C) The truth quite bluntly is that most political parties and politicians have no reason to change the current system because they are the biggest beneficiaries of it.
D) If there is an international reward for lip service on the need to bring greater financial transparency to transactions of political parties, India would probably be at number one!
E) The time has thus come to turn the spotlight on politicians, who speak about eliminating corruption the most.
- Most faiths regard compassion as one of the greatest virtues. Gautama Buddha taught that to get enlightened, one must develop compassion and wisdom. Compassion is the basis for Ahimsa, or non-violence.
Add self-control, charity and daya, suggest Hindu texts. In the Bible, compassion means to feel sympathy and to have mercy and pity. (…………………………………..). Islam teaches us love and compassion for every human being.
A) This is because all living beings are interconnected. Being compassionate is to be fully human.
B) Compassion is a cornerstone of Judaism and is regarded as a righteous responsibility than a voluntary action.
C) Compassion follows the psychological law of reciprocity. Like mercy, compassion is twice blessed.
D) The good news is, it can be cultivated and maintained through a regular practice of meditation.
E) None can fit the blank.
- When the stars come down to earth, they abuse those who work in their homes. The founder of Book My Bai, a startup that connects domestic workers and employers, has gone public with the torture that many Bollywood celebrities inflicted on their “help”. While the agency has singled out movie industry types as “horrendous”, and refuses to cater to them anymore, such behaviour is more pervasive. It cuts across income groups, rural and urban settings.
(…………………………………..) But others dehumanise them – where they sit, where they eat from, what they use is all marked out to separate them. Even many buildings have separate entrances for “maids, drivers and pets”.
A) The Indian elite has a bad conscience about the terms of the deal even as it struggles with new expectations.
B) There’s a difference between the segregating practices and the open cruelty of the cases.
C) The agency has been trying to formalise hiring, and provide dignity to the labour force by organising India’s hugely fragmented domestic help sector.
D) Some might give generous wages or help their maids and drivers in feudal, charitable ways, a few may even encourage unionisation of domestic workers.
E) The maids, who are associated with BookMyBai, do not have to share any part of their salary with the organisation.
Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions, a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.
A) David slammed the door shut just to annoy Harry.
B) He was slamming over the rocks swiftly.
C) She slammed his face hard.
D) Do not slam the door
E) All are correct
A) A panel examined security issues after knowing about the biggest-ever breach of debit card data.
B) The river breached its banks early morning.
C) According to the contract, the trustees who take bribery commit a breach of conduct.
D) To know why they breached your account, contact the manager of bank.
E) All are correct
A) Since my sister loves the color pink, she made sure the hue was ubiquitous during her wedding.
B) Wealthy people could afford to choose ubiquitous antiques.
C) Because the police presence was ubiquitous at the parade, everyone felt very safe.
D) We live in a society where the term “risk” has become ubiquitous.
E) All are correct
A) This road curves gently to the right.
B) As she rounded the curve in the staircase, the room became silent.
C) We drove around a curve in the road, and came upon a serious car accident.
D) The curve of the contact lens helps it stick to the wearer’s eye more easily.
E) All are correct
A) My sister was able to peel an apple in one long sporadic strip.
B) As a result of the storm, planes are leaving the airport at a sporadic pace.
C) Sporadic gas shortages are making the summer miserable for many travelers.
D) The doctor decided to hospitalize my mother because of her sporadic heartbeat.
E) All are correct