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English: New Pattern Questions for SBI CLERK/PO & Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

1. The development of India is interwined with the development of Bharat. And with increased focus on farmers, agriculture and rural infrastructure, Budget 2017-18 is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.

(A) Budget 2017-18 is ………..

(B) The increased focus …………

(C) The development of Bharat is undoubtedly ………

Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences into one.

1) Only (A)

2) Only (B)

3) Only (C)

4) Only (A) and (B)

5) None of the above

2. Of the 2 billion children in the world, about 15m are parentless. Millions more have been abandoned.

(A) Abandoned children ………

(B) About 15m ………

(C) There are ………..

Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences into one.

1) Only (A)

2) Only (B)

3) Only (C)

4) Only (B) and (C)

5) None of the above

3. During the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Bihar, a district team found the women quite rigid in their behaviours. They opposed any suggestion to build toilets, and even expressed annoyance at attempts to change their normal inclination of defecating in the open.

(A) A district team ……..

(B) Suggestion to build ………

(C) The implementation of ……..

Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences into one.

1) Only (A)

2) Only (B)

3) Only (C)

4) Only (B) and (C)

5) None of the above

4. A large number of milk processing units set up under the Operation Flood Programme had become old and obsolete. A Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund would be set up with a corpus of `8000 crore over 3 years.

(A) Since ……

(B) Milk processing unit ……

(C) As ……

Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences into one.

1) Only (A)

2) Only (B)

3) Only (C)

4) Only (A) and (C)

5) None of the above

5. The public expenditure on health is recognised as an important indicator of economic development of a country. Increased public expenditure on health is desirable not only for fighting with various chronic diseases, but also helps in reducing poverty and achieving higher level of economic development.

(A) The most important ……

(B) For fighting with ……

(C) The economic development ……

Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences into one.

1) Only (A)

2) Only (B)

3) Only (C)

4) Only (A) and (B)

5) None of the above

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Direction (Q. 1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent (coherent means logically complete and sound).

1. Science in general, and defence science in particular, is collaborative and competitive on the global scale. The walls of institutions, nations, agencies, universities and organisations are slowly making way to multidisciplinary teams that join together to solve common problems. When resources and ideas are shared, risks are spread across all the stakeholders. (__________). This is the need of the hour.

1) Now we should identify the futuristic technology for the next 10-20 years and take a lead in the research and development of these technologies.

2) This will put an end to impediments and hasten development.

3) India is transforming itself from biggest importer of defence products and equipment to a major exporter.

4)  The country needs to have innovative manufacturing institutes with public and private partnership.

5)  Changes witll take place at a rapid pace, and with shifting goalpost dictated by perceived and apparent threats.

2. The India-UK Tech Summit was jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Thersea May, on 7th November, 2016. The focus sectors at the Summit were Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics; Life Sciences & Healthcare; and Smart Cities. The other tracks of the Summit will be Higher Education, Design, Intellectual Property, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (__________).

1) The scientific communities of the two countries were working on the vaccines for infectious diseases.

2) India’s partnership with UK in industrial research has led to the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance or GITA.

3) The Summit marked the high point commemorating 2016 as the India UK Year of Education, Research and Innovation.

4) A new Anti-Microbial Resistance Initiative with joint investment of 15 million pounds needs to be launched.

5) He called for active partnership and collaboration between India and UK in various flagship programmes like Digital India, Smart City Mission and Startup India.

3. The goods and services tax (GST) has received unprecedented support from all quarters. Government believes it will lead to revenue buoyancy, industry expects a simpler and more competitive tax regime, and the common man expects reduction in prices, once GST is implemented. The speed at which Gol has moved over the last six months or so is also very impressive. (__________). The rate structure was agreed upon, complex legislative and administrative issues were thrashed out and consensus was reached on the timeliness for the rollout.

1) The GST council met 12 times and resolved all the issues amicably, without the need for a vote.

2) Once the GST council has a discussion on these rules, one can expect a relief from the burden of multiple-level taxation.

3) Finalisation of rate of tax is another complex area that will take time.

4) Recently, the confederation of All India Traders made a case for delaying the rollout of GST to September 1.

5) This may also mean changing the maximum retail prices (MRPs) of the stock that is already in the distribution chain.

4. (__________). Our life and death are biological processes, of a kind that we witness in other animals too. We have biological needs and are influenced and constrained by genes with their own reproductive imperative. And this genetic imperative manifests itself in our emotional life, in ways that remind us of the body and its power over us.

1) When we fight, it is, as a rule, in the name of some high ideal: justice, liberation, national sovereignty, even God Himself.

2) It seems that we are in the habit of telling ourselves stories that make no reference to the biological realities in which they are rooted.

3) Biologically humans are just like Chimpanzees, wolves and tigers.

4) We human beings are animals governed by the laws of biology.

5) The Union government’s decision to decrimininalise suicide makes sense.

5. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted his ‘purification drive’ against black money, apocalyptic grey skies hung over India. Toxic smog thickened, harmful particles in the air became so dense that they could not be measured by standard instruments. About 1400 schoolchildren sent a letter to the prime minister on November 10, asking for a National Clean Air Day. (__________). But, in a way, the children chimed with the mood of the times, the collective unconscious.

1) Clear the toxins and go for ritual purification.

2) In 2015 and 2016, the public attention was on unemployment, price rise, episodes of corruption and communal tension.

3) The vox pop has made its preferences known: from dirty air, polluted water, the state of hospitals and schools to law, order and justice.

4) They didn’t make news.

5) In the very first survey after Prime Minister Modi took office the popular concerns were about communication, politics over school textbooks and the rise in sexual crimes.

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