Mixed English Questions Set 12 (New Pattern)

Direction (1-5) : The following questions contain five sentences as options. Find one sentence which does not relate to the central theme of the passage made by remaining four sentences.

  1. A) THE Asian “model” of migration tends to be highly restrictive, and often appears more dedicated to stemming immigration than to managing it.
    B) The continent′s governments frequently curtail entry severely, strongly discourage permanent settlement and keep citizenship out of reach.
    C) Although Asia is home to half the world′s population, it provides only 34% of the total number of emigrants and hosts a mere 17% of immigrants.
    D) The continents whose border is surrounded by islands are more prone to such attacks.
    E) Just one-third of Asians who move abroad remain on the continent, and of those, most stick to neighbouring countries.
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      Option D
    Explanation: Rest all the statements talk about Asian continent and immigration.
  2. A) LAS VEGAS may be synonymous with gambling, but the industry’s biggest expo is actually held in London, and wraps up today.
    B) Exhibitors in over 3,000 stands advertise the latest products designed to part punters from their cash, ranging from gaming apps to slot machines and virtual-reality games.
    C) Even if such exhibitions are stopped, it cannot be ensured that the industry will suffer a setback.
    D) As in other businesses, firms that were quick to embrace new technology have reaped rewards: online gaming is the industry’s fastest-growing sector, and accounted for 11% of the $385bn of gambling profits posted in 2016.
    E) But unlike companies that sell less controversial services, courting government regulators appears to be just as important as luring bettors for the bottom line.
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      Option C
    Explanation: Rest all are related to gambling.
  3. A) Older people are more likely to struggle with day-to-day banking and are more susceptible to poor investment decisions.
    B) In 2010 the over-65s in America made up 13% of the population but had over a third of the wealth.
    C) The banking system and investment plans should be more friendly for teenagers as they are the future of any country
    D) British pensioners became especially vulnerable when reforms in April 2015 allowed them to withdraw savings previously locked up.
    E) By March 2016 cold-callers had approached more than 10m people about their pensions, according to Citizens’ Advice, a charity.
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      Option C
    Explanation: All other statement talks about the investment related to elderly or pensions.
  4. A) China’s notoriously hazardous coal mines have become distinctly less perilous in recent years.
    B) But even then it cannot be said that coal mines is a proper source of energy.
    C) In January the government said that 538 people had died in mining accidents in 2016, a mere 11% of the death toll a decade earlier.
    D) The number of deaths per million tonnes of coal extracted was the lowest ever.
    E) A forthcoming paper by Raymond Fisman of Boston University and Yongxiang Wang of the University of Southern California analyses a government campaign launched in 2004 to reduce accidental deaths at work and in mining.
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      Option B
    Explanation: Rest all the statement talks about death caused due to mining sector.
  5. A) Banking system is one of the fastest growing sector in India.
    B) If banks are the heart of an economy, India has a hole in the heart.
    C) Up to 20% of public sector bank loans are impaired.
    D) India is being held back by a “twin balance sheet problem”— dodgy balance sheets of banks as well as its borrowers, burdened with huge, unrepayable debts.
    E) This can be resolved only by the banks taking a big “haircut’ — writing off a big chunk of unrepayable loans.
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      Option A
    Explanation: Rest all the statement talks about some problem in Banking industry or how to resolve the issues.

Directions (6-10): 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. Shops in Connaught Place was shut by traders from 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesday. This was done in protest against the NDMC′s plan to pedestrianize the Inner Circle and Middle Lanes.
    (i) On Tuesday, Connaught Place remained…..…
    (ii) Connaught Place traders shut……….
    (iii) In a protest against the NDMC′s plan……….
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) All
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    Option E
    From (i) On Tuesday, Connaught Place remained shut from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. in protest against the NDMC’s plan to pedestrianise the Inner Circle and Middle Lanes.
    From (ii) Connaught Place traders shut their shops from 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesday against  the NDMC′s plan to pedestrianize the Inner Circle and Middle Lanes.
    From (iii) In a protest against the NDMC′s plan to pedestrianize the Inner Circle and Middle Lanes  Connaught Place traders shut their shops from 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesday.
  2. 382 units of Supertech Developer′s Czar project were sealed by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority(GNIDA) on Monday. This action was taken after the Allahabad High Court stayed the allotment of the flats citing violation of building plans.
    (i) After the Allahabad High Court stayed……
    (ii) Sealing the 382 units of……..
    (iii) The greater Noida Industrial Development Authority(GNIDA) on Monday……..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (i)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) Both (i) and (iii)
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    Option E
    From (i) After the Allahabad High Court stayed the allotment of the flats citing violation of building plans, the greater Noida Industrial Development Authority(GNIDA) on Monday sealed 382 units of Supertech Developer′s Czar project
    From (iii) The greater Noida Industrial Development Authority(GNIDA) on Monday sealed 382 units of Supertech Developer′s Czar project after after the Allahabad High Court stayed the allotment of the flats citing violation of building plans.
  3. Introduction of a paperless court is being planned by NCLT. The body would start functioning from 3 cities.
    (i) The body functioning from……
    (ii) Planning by NCLT……
    (iii) THE NCLT is planning…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (i)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) None
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    Option C
    From (iii) The NCLT is planning to introduce paperless court which would start functioning from 3 cities.
  4. Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-zonal tournament is to be held in Mumbai from February 12 to 16. North Zone team has named former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh as the captain for the tournament.
    (i) Captain of North Zone……
    (ii) Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh…….
    (iii) Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-zonal tournament that is to be held………
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (ii) and (iii)
    E) Both (i) and (ii)
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    Option B
    From (ii) Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been named the captain of the North Zone team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-zonal cricket tournament to be held in Mumbai from February 12 to 16.
  5. Generic office parks have been long favoured by Tech companies. It allows them to lease and shed space through booms and busts.
    (i) Tech companies have long……
    (ii) During booms and busts…….
    (iii) Favouring Generic office parks……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (i)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) Both (i) and (iii)
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    Option A
    From (i) : Tech companies have long favoured generic office parks which allow them to lease and shed space through booms and busts.

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