Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 58 (New Pattern)

This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO Clerk, NIACL  and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Questions on Odd Sentence and Word Usage. SBI PO English Preparation New Pattern

Direction (1-5): Five statements are given below, labelled A, B, C, D and E. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit with the other statements in the passage.

  1. A) It is often argued that poor resourcing is part of the problem, and that the police require a higher quantum of budgetary allocations.
    B) While the police need to be well-resourced, higher allocations by themselves are not enough.
    C) The analysis suggests that police budgets have focused solely on manpower.
    D) There is perceptible dissatisfaction with policing in India today.
    E) The structure of budgetary allocations can have a disproportionate impact on the operations of the department, and consequently on police performance.
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: DABE. The passage is about problems in police system and budget allocation. Option C says that: The analysis suggests that. But no such analysis has been mentioned.
  2. A) The World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) travel and tourism competitiveness index, released last week, showed that India had moved up 12 places and now ranks 40th among 136 nations globally.
    B) The numbers tell a complex story. On the one hand, foreign tourist arrivals have been on an upward trajectory at least since the turn of the century.
    C) The report also noted that this was the largest leap made by any country in the top 50, thereby making India, with its rich and diverse cultural heritage and natural beauty, a prime candidate to lead the so-called Asian century in travel and tourism.
    D) If true, that is another challenge for India as it will have to prepare for the changing profile of the international tourist.
    E) According to the ministry of tourism, India hosted 8.89 million tourists last year compared to only 2.65 million tourists in 2000. But when compared with other countries, India’s performance leaves much to be desired.
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: ACBE. The passage is about the rank of India in Tourism. Option D starts with : If true: But what is true? Nothing such has been mentioned anywhere. So it is out of context
  3. A) The productivity of a US firm in the top decile is usually twice as high as that of a firm in the bottom decile in a typical manufacturing industry.
    B) Unfortunately, enterprises in the organized and unorganized sectors do not have equal access to financial markets.
    C) This increase is five times more so in India. This suggests considerable factor market misallocation within India.
    D) Policymakers, captains of industry and academics have long argued that Indian manufacturing productivity could be increased by more than 50% if the misallocation of factors of production in India was brought down to US levels.
    E) Firms in India differ enormously in performance compared to the US.
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : Correct Sequence is: EACD. The passage compares the manufacturing industry in India and the US.
  4. A) Oil prices have contributed a great deal to the recent reflation, but Opec has not been able to influence prices as desired.
    B) and affect inflationary expectation in advanced economies—reversing some of the recent gains.
    C) A sharp fall in oil prices will once again hurt demand in oil-exporting countries
    D) The possibility of populist policies in Europe and significant volatility in commodity prices could also test the pace of recovery.
    E) A lot will now depend on what the oil cartel decides in its May meeting as higher production of US shale oil has restricted the increase in prices.
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: AECB.  
     
  5. A) In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly designated September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
    B) It will take an estimated 50 years at least for the ozone layer to return to its pre-CFC state as the speed of depletion has overtaken conservation efforts.
    C) In addition, Government premises across the country can be made ‘ozone conservation compliant’.
    D) As part of this effort, chlorofluorocarbons, that are present in aerosols and refrigerants, are being reined in, as they are the main cause for the depletion of the ozone layer.
    E) Ever since, the world has gone into an overdrive to preserve the precious cover and protect the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays.
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : The correct sequence is: AEDB. The passage is about Ozone and its depletion.

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.

  1. Scrutiny
    A) Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny
    B) This government has to open itself to public scrutiny to win back the voters’ trust.
    C) He did well in high school English classes, but his essays will get much closer scrutiny once he is in university.
    D) The detective scrutiny the suspect’s face for indications of nervousness.
    E) All are correct
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : scrutiny- critical observation or examination.
    in D) scrutiny=> scrutinized
  2. Expose
    A) Students were exposed to statistics in high school.
    B) I bet the sidewalk is so hot that the ice cube will expose the moment it touches it.
    C) He has been exposed as a liar and a traitor.
    D) If the article is published online, it will expose the minister as a thief.
    E) All are correct
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : in A) expose- introduce someone to (a subject or area of knowledge).
    In C) expose- reveal the true, objectionable nature of (someone or something).
  3. General
    A) We generally study about 15-20 new words in class each week.
    B) Even the largest army is nothing without a good general.
    C) Even though i disagree with his views in general, i have to admit that he may be right on this specific issue.
    D) You should behave general with other people.
    E) All are correct
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    Option D
  4. Defend
    A) He defended his policy of imposing high rates.
    B) A mother rhinoceros uses her horn to defend her young.
    C) Scientists are working to defend the wall paintings in the cave.
    D) His lawyer defended him, saying he was at home asleep at the time the bank was being robbed.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : C) defend=>preserve [Scientist will not defend but they will technically preserve. ]
  5. Obsolete
    A) Many people believe the Internet has made the postal service obsolete.
    B) At times it feels like accountants are just one good invention away from being obsolete
    C) Despite what people say, I still use my VCR because it is not obsolete to me
    D) Animal shelters should transform from adoption centres to community hubs if they want to avoid becoming obsolete
    E) All are correct
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : obsolete- no longer produced or used; out of date.

 

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