New Pattern English For SBI and Dena Bank PO Exam 2017

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

Directions (1-7): In each of the questions, choose the meaning of phrase/idiom (given in bold).

Q1. President Saddam Hussein’s effort to annex Kuwait was nothing short of setting the Thames on fire.
(a) A try to achieve an impossible distinction
(b) To destroy the country for nothing
(c) To show his power and might
(d) To make a situation worse
(e) None of these

Q2. One should not stay idle at home; but be up and doing.
(a) Sleeping
(b) Active
(c) Working
(d) Reading
(e) None of these

Q3. Mr Arjun Singh snapped his fingers at Narasimha Rao and got himself in hot water.
(a) To support
(b) To disregard
(c) To deprive
(d) To interfere
(e) None of these

Q4. We are afraid you may not be led astray in by Arvind’s bad company.
(a) Get into trouble
(b) Misguided
(c) Killed
(d) Lose the job
(e) None of these

Q5. To cry wolf
(a) To give false alarm
(b) To turn pale
(c) To ruin over self
(d) To overcome someone
(e) None of these

Q6. To be in dribs and drabs
(a) Without fail
(b) With much ease
(c) In small quantities
(d) With great difficulty
(e) None of these

Q7. A hard nut to crack is
(a) One who is very obstinate
(b) Very difficult child
(c) A walnut or a fruit
(d) Problem that is hard be solved
(e) None of these

Directions (8-11): In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined/bold. Beneath each sentence, five different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative among the five.

Q8. Carbon-14 dating reveals that the artifacts recovered at Mesopotamia are nearly 2,000 years as old as any of their supposed European predecessors.
(a) supposed older than any of their
(b) as old as their supposedly
(c) as old as their supposed
(d) older than any of their supposed
(e) None of the above

Q9. Unlike a typical automobile loan, which requires a fifteen to twenty-percent down payment, the easy drive loan customer is not required to make an initial deposit on the new vehicle.
(a) with easy drive loan buying there is no requirement of
(b) easy drive loan customers are not required to make
(c) for the easy drive loan customer there is no requirement of
(d) an easy drive loan does not require the buyer to make
(e) None of the above

Q10. In addition to having more protein than wheat does, the protein in rice is higher quality than that in wheat, with more of the amino acids essentials to the human diet.
(a) the protein in rice is higher quality than that in
(b) rice has protein of higher quality than that in
(c) the protein in rice is higher in quality than it is in rice
(d) rice protein is higher in quality than it is in
(e) None of the above

Q11. Had realized how close I was to failing, I would not have taken the SBI PO exam in the second week of December.
(a) Had I realized how close
(b) When I realized how close
(c) If I would have realized
(d) If I realized earlier how close
(e) None of the above

Directions (12-15): In each question, there are pairs of words/phrases that highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then, from the options given, choose the best one.

Q12. So a blue-ribbon panel has made clear suggestions, and two respected senators have proposed them as law-this seems nitpicking (A)/straightforward (B) enough.
But the suggestions involve an intensive (A)/extensive (B) shake-up that will be far from easy to make reality. Most notably, the 9/11 commission proposed two new entities.
The first is a National Counterterrorism center, building (A)/countering (B) on the Terrorist Threat Integration Center that was established after the September 11th attacks.
Whereas the current center amounts to a clearing house for terrorism-related information, the proposed one would set operational (A)/functional (B) priorities for fighting terrorism and be responsible for the results.
(a) ABBA
(b) BBAA
(c) BAAA
(d) BAAB
(e) BBBB

Q13. Pointless regulations foster (A)/abet (B) graft.
The more meddlesome (A)/irksome (B) the rule, the greater the incentive to bribe officials not to enforce it.
An excellent new study by the World Bank, “Doing Business in 2005”, shows that red tape is one of the chief obstacles (A)/stepping stones (B) to growth in almost all poor countries.
The World Bank estimates that if a country in the worst-regulated quartile were to join the best quartile, it would promote (A)/boost (B) its annual growth rate by 2.2 percentage points.
(a) BAAA
(b) ABBA
(c) BABA
(d) ABAB
(e) AAAA

Q14. The change in personnel-rarely a good sign-seemed to presage (A)/prequel (B) a change in strategy.
Mr. Kerry made two phone calls soliciting (A)/seeking (B) advice from Mr Clinton, who was lying in a hospital’s bed awaiting quadruple bypass surgery.
Mr Clinton apparently (A)/probably (B) told Mr Kerry to concentrate more on the economy and to step up his attacks on Mr Bush.
That has not stopped John Edwards being warned (A)/praised (B) on the campaign trail by loyalists “They’re going to run you right over and make you look like idiots.
(a) ABAB
(b) BBAA
(c) AAAA
(d) AABA
(e) BBBB

Q15. In other words, there is probably much more to gain from promoting (A)/slashing (B) red tape than from begging for more aid.
Especially since donors, unlike air travelers in Angola, are not exactly queuing up (A)/ freewheeling (B) to open their wallets.
Mr. Putin said after Beslan that “we showed ourselves to be weak, and the weak get beaten.” The implication (B)/ indication (B) is that he will now be even tougher in Chechnya.
Not only is that likely to entertain (A)/stir up (B) more terrorism; it also ignores one of the conflict’s main drivers, which is cast.
(a) AABA
(b) AABB
(c) BABA
(d) BAAB
(e) BBBB

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