New Pattern English For SBI PO and Bank Of Baroda PO Exam 2017


Just a few days are left for SBI PO and NIACL Assistant Examination. It is time to pace up your preparation with New Pattern Questions of English section for SBI PO Prelims and NIACL Assistant Prelims 2017. These English questions will also help you in preparing for BOB PO and NIACL AO 2017 recruitment examination. We have also provided study notes for the grammatical part. You can also practice New pattern English Questions


Directions (1-5): 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.

Directions (6-15): 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 INAPPROPRIATE.

Q6. Insert  
(a) The writer was asked to insert a change in the manuscript. 
(b) It is his habit to insert new topics in the discussion. 
(c) The country is planning to insert a new satellite into the orbit. 
(d) The ceremony was announced through an insert in the newspapers. 
(e) None of the above

Q7. Write  
(a) The boy writes Sanskrit with ease. 
(b) The ailing old asked his attorneys to write his will. 
(c) He was asked to write in a cheque for the amount he owed. 
(d) He is type of man who writes his own ticket. 
(e) None of the above

Q8. Scale  
(a) Thick scales covered the animal. 
(b) The government brought in policies to scale imports. 
(c) He scaled the fish by scraping it with a knife. 
(d) Hard water scales the boiler.  
(e) None of the above

Q9. Make  
(a) The children intended to make a lot of fun during the picnic. 
(b) One should not make a disturbance near hospitals. 
(c) The housekeeping department makes beds twice a day. 
(d) It was difficult for the family to make ends meet. 
(e) None of the above

Q10. Gain  
(a) The clock gains a minute per day. 
(b) The day is gaining warmth. 
(c) The trekkers gained the peak in the evening.   
(d) The amplifier helped the signal gain intensity. 
(e) None of the above

Q11. Show 
(a) The excavation showed a staggering number of artefacts.  
(b) When they arrived a waiter showed them to the table. 
(c) She didn’t show up for her appointment. 
(d) The general meeting of the opposition party turned out to be a show of strength. 
(e) None of the above

Q12. Trade  
(a) The shop stocked novelties for the tourist trade. 
(b) The brothers found it beneficial to trade places in their business. 
(c) At this dealer, one can trade the old car on a new one. 
(d) This magazine has limited circulation as it is a trade publication. 
(e) None of the above

Q13. Pay  
(a) It is not possible to pay someone like him to do that. 
(b) It is futile to think that crime pays. 
(c) You could make the call from a pay telephone.  
(d) Such a reckless act will mean that you have to pay the devil. 
(e) None of the above

Q14. Act  
(a) Trees act against the wind. 
(b) Under cover of darkness the police waited to catch thief in the act.   
(c) His life is hard act to follow. 
(d) The legislature did not act on the bill.  
(e) None of the above

Q15. Affect  
(a) The sight affected her to tears. 
(b) Our beliefs are affected by our upbringing.  
(c) Drops of water affect roundness.   
(d) He issued a statement to the affect that he would resign. 
(e) None of the above