Mixed English Questions Set 76 (New Pattern)

New pattern English Questions: Odd Sentence & Odd Words

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 Odd Words. SBI PO New pattern English Odd Sentence and Odd Words.

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 “end of hyper-globalization” story makes for compelling headlines. But the Indian code-writers’ misfortune has more prosaic roots in technology and customer tastes.

    B) Global corporations, the paymasters of Indian software vendors, are no longer so keen to ante up for application development and maintenance.

    C) India’s outsourcing firms are firing workers. Don’t blame it on President Donald Trump’s hawkish stance on US H1B visas.

    D) For all the Indian companies’ talk of social, mobile, analytics and cloud, the share of digital at Tata Consultancy Ltd. and Wipro ranges between 18% and 22%, compared with 42% to 45% at International Business Machines Corp. and Accenture Plc.

    E) The flab-shedding has been in the works for five years now; it’s only getting noticed in the age of Trump as muted hiring gives way to firings. With the trend gathering steam, these cash-rich firms from Bangalore or New Delhi are bound to pique the interest of buyout firms.
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    Option D
    : The correct sequence is: CABE. The passage is an introduction about shedding of Indian IT workforce. 
  2. A) However, India’s recent success masks deep underlying challenges whose import will only multiply in the foreseeable future.

    B) If the dizzying transformation of the Chinese economy has been the defining story of economic development in the last three-and-a-half decades, economic changes in India—while considerably less dramatic—have also been transformative.

    C) The persistence of a stubborn Maoist insurgency and the sporadic resurgence of communal violence in certain pockets speak to its patchy law and order prowess, while chronic power shortages are a stark testimony to the quality of its regulatory institutions.

    D) While it has been argued that in many ways India’s improved economic performance has been despite, not because of, the state—epitomized by epigrams such as “India grows at night while the government sleeps”—continued welfare gains, better distributional outcomes, and the resilience and sustainability of rapid economic growth are in considerable doubt in the absence of better-performing public institutions.

    E) To get a sense of the looming challenges, consider this. In the two decades after the onset of economic liberalization, India added 364 million people to its population—more than the stock at the time of independence, which itself was accumulated over millennia.
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    Option C
    : The correct sequence is:  BADE. The passage discusses the success of Indian economy and the hidden challenges behind this success. Option C) is out of the theme.
  3. A) In any case, the promotion of ‘international understanding’ has been done in the past by India, especially in her Nehruvian heydays, without any tangible returns or takeaways.

    B) Simply burdening it with sundry subjects in the name of modernity or of internationalism will defeat the actual vision of the effort.

    C) In order to truly impart such a project with a civilisational vision and direction, the first imperative is to extract it from the clutches of an academic and intellectual coterie which is, at best, shallow in its knowledge of the Indian soul and spirit and, at its worst, has been at the forefront of perennially misrepresenting India or tweaking the reading of her polity and civilisation to suit certain interested sections.

    D) Nalanda is indeed about nostalgia, but a nostalgia that needs to be rooted in pragmatism, hard strategy and a determined implementing machinery that aspires to see India regain her cultural and civilisational foothold, first, in her immediate neighbourhood and then gradually the world over.

    E) The governing idea behind the revival of Nalanda University should not merely be to promote ‘international understanding’, which in any case means a vague-nothing that allows projects to flounder or to be besieged with ideas and intentions that eventually cloud the founding ideal of any such efforts.
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    Option B
    : The correct sequence is: EADC. The passage is about Nalanda University and the author is of the view that university should not become just a model for international understanding. Sentence EADC in the same order all talk of this theme. B) is different.  
  4. A) The mix of damages and related costs from ransomware is seen topping $1 billion a year, according to one estimate.

    B) That doesn’t mean Bitcoin is inherently to blame, but it does suggest that business has a Bitcoin problem.

    C) Behind the rise of ransomware lies the rise of Bitcoin, the virtual currency of choice for hacker blackmailers who steal huge amounts of sensitive data.

    D) Buying the currency has become a form of short-term protection, however dicey, against attacks.

    E) The logic is twisted but tempting. Hoarding Bitcoin to pay off hackers may seem a better option for companies that either don’t or can’t make the heavy investments needed to see off the attacks in the first place.
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    Option A
    : The correct sequence is: CBDE. The passage talks about the use of bitcoin for payments of ransomeware. Option A) presents a data about ransomeware.
  5. A) On 9 May, Indian solar tariffs fell to yet another record low of Rs2.44 for Solar Energy Corporation of India’s 500MW project at Bhadla in Rajasthan.

    B) On 11 April, the Supreme Court disallowed Tata Power and Adani Power from charging compensatory tariff to neutralize the price hike of imported coal due to a change in Indonesian regulations.

    C) Two recent events have displayed the financial viability and competitive advantage of investment in renewable energy, as compared to investments in coal-based power.

    D) Water usage could lead to conflict between thermal power producers and local communities, especially in water-scarce regions of the country.

    E) What are the implications of these events for India’s rapidly transforming electricity market? They range from balance of payments, capacity utilization, construction delays to financial risks.
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    Option D
    : The correct sequence is: CBAE. The passage t alks about two recent events in Indian power sector and what its implications can be.

Direction (6-10 : In each question below there are four statements. Each statement has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

  1. (i) I think it’s absurd [A]/ abstain [B] that your boss expected you to work overtime for free.
    (ii) The police finally had to abduct [A]/ abandon [B] their search after looking for the lost child for over a year.
    (iii) Members of the WTO are trying to reach an accost [A]/ accord [B] on reducing barriers to trade.
    (iv) On maps, adjacent [A]/ adjunct [B] countries are usually shown in different colors.

    A) ABBB
    B) AABB
    C) ABBA
    D) AABA
    E) BAAA
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    Option C
    : absurd- unreasonable; abstain- stop oneself from doing something
    abandon- give up; abduct- kidnap
    accord- agreement; accost- approach and speak to
    adjacent- near to or next to; adjunct- additional part
  2. (i) The governor has received a great deal of adverse [A]/ affirm [B] publicity as a result of the scandal.
    (ii) Mountain lions often wait in trees for deer to come by so they can amiss [A]/ambush [B] them.
    (iii) The villagers live in appalling [A]/ appealing [B] conditions, with no running water and little food.
    (iv) Our product should append [A]/ appeal [B] to teenagers, and those who are young at heart.

    A) ABBB
    B) AABB
    C) BABB
    D) AABA
    E) ABAB
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    Option E
    : adverse- unfavorable; affirm- state firmly and publicly
    ambush- surprise attack; amiss- faulty
    appalling- very bad; appealing- attractive or interesting.
    appeal- be attractive; append- add to the end.
  3. (i) We had to bail [A]/ bait [B] out the canoe a few times because there was a bit of a leak in it.
    (ii) Vitamin D forms in the body when the skin is bared [A]/ barged [B] to the sun.
    (iii) He had a bound [A]/ bout [B] of nerves before giving his presentation.
    (iv) The child was standing on the brine [A]/ brink [B] of the canyon, much too close to the edge.

    A) AABB
    B) AABA
    C) ABBA
    D) BAAB
    E) BBBB
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    Option A
    : bail- scoop water out of (a ship or boat); bait- food placed to attact prey.
    bared-uncover (a part of the body or other thing) and expose it to view; barged- move forcefully
    bout- a short period of intense activity of a specified kind. ; bound- restrict
    brink- edge of something; brine- salt water
  4. (i) He was carrying his equipment in a heavy canvas [A]/ canvass [B] bag.
    (ii) Someone once said that a friend is one who believes in you when you seize [A]/ cease [B] to believe in yourself.
    (iii) She clinched [A]/ clinged [B] the title with a win over her main rival in straight sets.
    (iv) This plant produces small clusters [A]/clutches [B] of three or four bright pink flowers.

    A) AAAA
    B) ABAA
    C) BAAA
    D) BBAA
    E) ABAB
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    Option B
    : canvas- a strong, coarse unbleached cloth ; canvass- propose (an idea or plan) for discussion.
    cease- come or bring to an end; seize- take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
    clinch- confirm the winning or achievement of (a match, competition, or victory).; cling- remain close to
    cluster- small close group of similar things; clutch- grasp tightly.
  5. (i) Alvin Toffler once remarked that if we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled [A]/ competed [B] to relive it.
    (ii) Vineeta had a guilty conscience [A]/ conscious [B] after lying to her parents.
    (iii) As Harshit nears the end of graduation, he needs to content [A]/contemplate [B] his future plans.
    (iv) Concerned citizens will convene [A]/context [B] tomorrow evening to discuss the problem of teen violence in our community.

    A) AABB
    B) BBAA
    C) AABA 
    D) ABAB
    E) ABBB
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    Option C
    : compelled- force or oblige (someone) to do something; compete- rivalry
    conscience- a person’s moral sense of right and wrong; conscious- aware of and responding to one’s surroundings.
    contemplate- think about; content- satisfied
    convene- come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble; context- the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.


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