Friday, 12 May 2017

New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO and BOB PO 2017

New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO and BOB PO 2017

Dear Students, The SBI PO Mains Exam is scheduled on 4th June 2017. The NIACL Assist. mains exam is scheduled on 23 May 2017. In the English section, there will be  total 40 questions. Questions might be asked from Reading Comprehension , Cloze test ,Phrase replacement and also new pattern questions as well. In this post, we will discuss questions related to 'Fill in the blanks'. These types of questions are based on the vocabulary and phrasal verbs. Students are advised to revise vocabulary and phrasal verbs. We have already provided Important Phrasal verbs for SBI PO and other bank exams as well. 

Directions (1-5): In the following sentence correction questions, a part of the sentence or complete sentence has been highlighted in bold. Out of the given options, select grammatically correct option. The first option repeats the bold part. if there is no correction required, then select option A.

Q1. In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.
(a) much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
(b) much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
(c) much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
(d) creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
(e) the creation of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them

Q2. Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer, bringing to 34 the number of wild birds successfully raised since transplants from Norway began in 1975.
(a) bringing
(b) and brings
(c) and it brings
(d) and it brought
(e) and brought

Q3. In 1713, Alexander Pope began his translation of the Iliad, a work that, taking him seven years until completion, and that literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced the greatest translation in any language.
(a) his translation of the Iliad, a work that, taking him seven years until completion, and that literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced
(b) his translation of the Iliad, a work that took him seven years to complete and that literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced
(c) his translation of the Iliad, a work that had taken seven years to complete and that literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced it as
(d) translating the Iliad, a work that took seven years until completion and that literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced it as
(e) translating the Iliad, a work that had taken seven years to complete and literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope’s contemporary, pronounced it

Q4. The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.
(a) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
(b) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
(c) the time being required to assemble a Model T, a day and a half to 93 minutes
(d) the time required to assemble a Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes
(e) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time required for the assembling of a Model T

Q5. According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come in for a “soft landing,” followed by a gradual increase in business activity.
(a) that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come
(b) in the economy to avoid the recession, what many feared earlier in the year, rather to come
(c) in the economy’s ability to avoid the recession, something earlier in the year many had feared, and instead to come
(d) in the economy to avoid the recession many were fearing earlier in the year, and rather to come
(e) that the economy will avoid the recession that was feared earlier this year by many, with it instead coming

Directions (6-10): In each of the 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.

Q6. Buckle
(a) After the long hike our knees were beginning to buckle.
(b) The horse suddenly broke into a buckle.
(c) Sometimes, an earthquake can make a bridge buckle.
(d) People should learn to buckle up as soon as they get into a car.
(e) None of these

Q7. Hand
(a) He was handing out free tickets for the concert.
(b) The minister handed in his resignation when it was known that he was implicated in the scandal.
(c) Have things changed since the handover of sovereignty from the British to Koreans?
(d) Hand up your coat and come and join us.
(e) None of these

Q8. Hang
(a) Hang over a minute; I need to talk to you.
(b) Don’t hang up; I need to speak to your sister.
(c) You should not allow your son to hang around in the street after dark.
(d) She was hanging on to each word that I was speaking.
(e) None of these

Q9. Fill
(a) She gave me a form and told me to fill it in.
(b) She filled up the kettle with water and made everyone a cup of tea.
(c) The glass was filled to the brim.
(d) Fill out the details of your resume.
(e) None of these

Q10. Get
(a) The boy tried to catch to the butterfly but it got away.
(b) The word got around that she was going to change her job.
(c) How are you getting over with your studies?
(d) I’ll tell her when she gets back.
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): The following questions are based on the reasoning contained in brief statements or passages. For some questions, more than one of the choices could conceivably answer the question. However, you are to choose the best answer; that is, the response that most accurately and completely answer the question. You should not make assumptions that are by commonsense standards implausible, superfluous, or incompatible with the passage.

Q11. Three-quarters of children vaccinated against meningitis C lose their protection against the disease by their early teens, research suggests. UK experts agreed a booster may be needed in the future. Some physicians, however, disagree by saying that British children are still protected against the potentially fatal bacteria, through the existence of herd immunity. That means that vaccination has significantly reduced the level of meningitis in the population, and so even people who are not vaccinated are also protected.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the view of the physicians?
(a) Only 25% of the teenagers had levels of the antibodies to give them protection against the disease.
(b) Herd immunity against meningitis C in UK should last until around 2015.
(c) Cases of meningitis C in UK are at an all time low.
(d) Falling immunity levels against meningitis C vaccination have been reported in many countries.
(e) Several countries have responded to the experts’ view by introducing teenage boosters.

Q12. Blood pressure can be measured either in a clinical setting, or by the patients wearing a cuff as they go about their daily lives-known as ambulatory blood pressure checks. When ambulatory blood pressure measurements were compared with those taken by doctors and nurses, it was found that there was a rise of as much as 29 units if a doctor checked it, and of 17 units if a nurse took the measurement. The closer the patient’s blood pressure was to normal levels, the less was the difference between measurements taken by ambulatory monitoring and those taken by a nurse or doctor.

Which of the following can be inferred from the paragraph?
(a) Blood pressure is made worse by doctors and nurses in someone whose level is already high.
(b) Doctors and nurses cause the blood pressure of patients to rise.
(c) Doctors and nurses are not beneficial to patients who are suffering from blood pressure.
(d) People are stressed when they are in a doctor’s surgery or a hospital.
(e) Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring accurately diagnoses high blood pressure.

Q13. Deep down, the Greek economic crisis is yet another manifestation of what I call “the political trilemma of the world economy”: economic globalization, political democracy, and the nation-state are mutually irreconcilable. We can have at most two at one time. Democracy is compatible with national sovereignty only if we restrict globalization. If we push for globalization while retaining the nation-state, we must jettison democracy.

Which of the following most logically concludes the above?
(a) Only democracies can accommodate globalization and the concept of nation state.
(b) If we want democracy along with nation state globalization will have to be encouraged.
(c) If we want globalization along with democracy the feeling of nationalism must be strong.
(d) If we want nation state along with globalization democracy is mandatory.
(e) If we want democracy along with globalization the nation state must take a back seat.

Q14. People who regularly put in overtime and work 10 or 11 hour per day increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds, research suggests. The findings come from a study of 6,000 British civil servants, published online in the European Heart Journal. After accounting for known heart risk factors such as smoking, doctors found those who worked three to four hours of overtime a day ran a 60% higher risk. In many ways it confirms what occupational health doctors already know-that work/life balance plays a vital role in well-being.

All the following can be advanced for supporting the above argument EXCEPT?
(a) People who spend more time at work have less time to exercise, relax and unwind.
(b) People who spend more time at work are more likely to be stressed, anxious, or have depression.
(c) People are likely to spend more time at work when they are not happy in their personal lives.
(d) A career-minded person tends to be highly driven, aggressive, or irritable
(e) Employees who work overtime are likely to be reluctant to be absent from work despite illness.

Q15. The working mother who cannot be at home to cuddle a distraught child can relax-her voice on the phone soothes as much as a hug, a study suggests. US researchers put more than 60 girls in a stressful situation and monitored their hormonal responses when they were either phoned or hugged afterwards. Their mother’s voice produced virtually the same amount of the stress-quelling hormone oxytocin as physical comfort-a hug, or an arm around the shoulder.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
(a) Physical contact is necessary to produce oxytocin in stressful circumstances.
(b) Oxytocin release in the context of social bonding requires physical contact.
(c) Oxytocin is a hormone strongly associated with social bonding.
(d) Oxytocin is a hormone unique to girls.
(e) None of these





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