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Dear Students, As we've all seen the drastic change in the pattern of Questions asked in English Section, Gone are the days when we used to predict types and no. of questions asked in the clerk and PO exam..but now every single day Questions are changing. IBPS is surprising all of us by asking CAT Exam pattern Questions.
So now we've decided to help and guide all of you to Sail through these unpredictable Bank Exams.
Every day,  we'll provide Quizzes based on the new pattern and some other new type of Questions that also might be asked in the upcoming exams. The best thing you can do is to be well prepared and familiar with all possible type of questions. We'll also post the tricks and approach to nail unexpected pattern questions.

Directions (1-15): In each of the following questions, five statements conveying the same idea are given. Select the one which expresses the idea in the most concise manner and mark its number as your answer. Please note that all of them may be grammatically correct and mean the same but you have to select the most concise way of expressing the idea.

Q1.
(a) He had begun his speech before we arrived.
(b) He had begun his speech before we were arriving.
(c) His speech had begun before we arrived.
(d) He had his speech begun before we arrived.
(e) He had to begin his speech before we arrived.

Q2.
(a) On the death of her husband grief overwhelmed with her.
(b) Grief overwhelmed with her on her husband’s death.
(c) On the death of her husband she was overwhelmed with grief.
(d) The death of her husband overwhelmed her with grief.
(e) Her husband’s death caused so much grief that she was overwhelmed.

Q3.
(a) The water there was more than what we had wished for.
(b) There was more there than what we had wished for.
(c) There was more water there than we wished for.
(d) There was more water there than were wishing of.
(e) There was more water than anyone ever could wish for.

Q4.
(a) It was rumoured that the army was defeated.
(b) There was a rumour that the army was defeated.
(c) The army was defeated was a rumour.
(d) The rumour was that the army was defeated.
(e) A rumour was spread that army will be defeated.

Q5.
(a) It is foolish on our part to expect that they would cater to our demands which they are quite unable to meet.
(b) It is foolish of us to expect that they would cater to our demands which they cannot meet.
(c) It is foolish on our part to expect that they would cater to our demands which are unable to be met by them.
(d) It is foolish to think that they would cater to our demands which they cannot meet.
(e) It is foolish of us to expect that they would cater to their demands which we cannot meet.

Q6.
(a) The bag was heavy, since I could not carry it.
(b) The bag is heavy therefore I could not carry it.
(c) The bag is so heavy to carry it.
(d) The bag was too very heavy for me to carry it.
(e) The bag was heavy, therefore I could not carry it.

Q7.
(a) Some of the plants were rarely available and unscrupulous elements may have been spread the rumours to take gullible people for a ride.
(b) Some of the plants are scarce and unscrupulous elements might have spread the rumours to take gullible people for a ride.
(c) Some of the plants was rarely available and unscrupulous elements should have being spread the rumours to take gullible people for a ride.
(d) Some of the gullible people spread the rumours that some plants in the forest are showering money.
(e) Some of the plants are only scarce and unscrupulous elements will spread the rumours to take gullible people for a ride.

Q8.
(a) UK based researcher did develop a hygienic mop which may absorb three litres of fluid, and dry a surface in seconds.
(b) UK based researchers had developed a hygienic mop which was absorbed three litres of fluid and dry a surface in seconds.
(c) UK based researchers have developed a hygienic mop which can absorb three litres of fluid, and dry a surface in seconds.
(d) UK based researchers developed a hygienic mop which should absorb three litres of fluid, and dry a surface in seconds.
(e) UK based researchers spent time developing a hygienic map which will absorb three litres a fluid, and dry surface in seconds.

Q9.
(a) A new era in growing paddy is on the anvil with Myriad Genetics announcing that it has completed DNA sequencing of the entire rice genome.
(b) A new era by growing paddy was with the anvil with Myriad Genetics announcing that it will complete DNA sequencing of the entire rice genome.
(c) A new era with the growing of paddy was anvil with the Myriad Genetics announcing the complete DNA sequencing of the entire rice genome.
(d) Myriad Genetics will complete announcing the complete DNA sequencing in the new era with the entire rice genome.
(e) A new era in growing paddy is the top priority with Myriad Genetics which announced that it will soon complete DNA sequencing of the entire rice genome.

Q10.
(a) People spend most of their time inside rather than outside, and can be exposed to high pollutant concentrations in home, on vehicles and with the pub.
(b) People spent more of their, time inside rather than outside, and would be exposed to high pollutant concentrations in the home, inside the vehicles and inside the pubs.
(c) People spend most of their time inside rather than outside and can be exposed to high pollutant concentrations at home, in vehicles and in the pub.
(d) People would spend most of their leisure time inside rather than outside and could be exposed far high pollutant concentrations on the houses in vehicles and in the pub.
(e) People who spent more time inside rather than outside are exposing high pollutant concentrations at home, in vehicles and in the pub.

Q11.
(a) The problem with the high power solar systems is that they were plagued by short-lived rechargeable batteries.
(b) The problem in short-lived rechargeable batteries is that they are not plagued by the high power solar system.
(c) The problem from the high power solar systems about that it were plagued in short-lived rechargeable batteries.
(d) The high power solar system are plagued in short-lived rechargeable batteries and that is the problem with them.
(e) The problem with the high-power solar systems was that they were plagued with short-lived rechargeable batteries.

Q12.
(a) Pacts and alliances have not prove to be unsurmountable barriers in the way of justice.
(b) Pacts and alliances should not prove to be insurmountable barriers in the way of justice.
(c) The barriers which are insurmountable in the way with justice are not only pacts but also alliances.
(d) Justice can’t being achieved by pacts and alliances and the barriers are to be destroyed.
(e) Pacts and alliances should not prove to be insurmountable on the way to justice are not only pacts but also alliances.

Q13.
(a) Unless the Government took an immediate action, on beggars the society might be put to difficulties.
(b) The Government unless and until takes at once an action on beggars, the society is troubled a lot.
(c) Unless the Government takes immediate action on beggars, the society will be put to difficulties.
(d) If the immediate action is not took by the Government on beggars, the society is put to difficulties.
(e) Unless the government can take an urgent action, on beggars the society might be put to difficulties.

Q14.
(a) So terrible a disease broke out that very few people survived it.
(b) The terrible disease broke a very few of the people and others survived.
(c) The disease that was terrible broke out and a less number of the people survived.
(d) A more number of the people died inspite of the terrible disease that broke out.
(e) The disease was such a terrible one that people found it difficult to survive.

Q15.
(a) More good work can’t be expected from men who were great boasters.
(b) A little good work can’t be expected from men who has great boasters.
(c) Little good work can be expected from men who are great boasters.
(d) A few good work might be expected with men who have great boasters.
(e) Men who are great boasters are not the ones to produce more good work.