New Pattern English Quiz for Upcoming Bank Exams 2017

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Language Quiz based on the new pattern for the upcoming Syndicate Bank PGDBF 2017.

In each question below, two parts of sentence are given with two blank
spaces between them. Choose from the options given, which can fill up the
blanks in proper sequence to makes the sentences meaningfully complete.
1._____.Without the skills to stay useful as innovations
arrive, workers suffer-and if enough of them fall behind, society starts to
fall apart._____. Later, automation in factories and offices called forth a
surge in college graduates.
I. The fundamental insight seized reformers in the
industrial revolution, heralding state-funded universal schooling
II. When education fails to keep pace with technology, the
result is inequality.
III. The combination of education and innovation, spread
over decades, led to a remarkable flowering of prosperity.
(A) I and II
(B) II and III
(C) III and II
(D) II and I
(E) I and III
2. The second big influence on inflation is the amount of
slack in the domestic economy.______. On the basis, America’s economy, with
unemployment at 4.7%, is close to full capacity.______. Assuming that trend
productivity growth is around 1%, then wage growth of around 3% is consistent
with a 2% rise in unit-wage costs, in line with the Fed’s inflation target.
I. The picture is cloudier in other parts of the rich world.
II. The unemployment rate, measuring labour market slack, is
often a convenient gauge.
III. Average wages rose by 2.9% in the year to December, the
highest rate since 2009.
(A) I and III
(B) I and II
(C) II and I
(D) II and III
(E) III and I
3. They are geologists who scour the treacherous depths of
the Arctic, or Brazil’s Atlantic pre-salt fields, or offshore West-Africa, or
the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to bag giant oil discoveries that
can generate billions of dollars of cash for their firms over a span of
decades. ________. The Gulf of Mexico is peppered with field’s named after
geologists’ wives (risky if they are duds) , or their favourite albums, bands,
stars and football chants. They are part of the industry’s folklore._______
I. In some cases they get naming rights
II. Proudly, they call themselves elephant hunters
III. The question is, are they a dying breed?
(A) II and III
(B) III and I
(C) III and II
(D) I and III
(E) I and II
4. In the past few weeks, Mr Trump has lambasted Apple for
not producing more bits of iPhone in America; harangued Ford about plans to
move production of its Lincoln sports-utility vehicles; and lashed out at
Boeing, not long after the firm’s chief executive has mused publicly about the
risks of a protectionist trade policy._______. One poll suggests that six out
of ten Americans view Mr Trump more after the Carrier deal.____
 I. This muscularity
is proving popular
II. Start with the confusions in Mr Trump’s philosophy
III. Most dramatically, Mr Trump bribed and cajoled Carrier,
a maker of air-conditioning units in Indiana, to change its plans and keep 800
jobs in the state rather than move them to Mexico.
(A) I and II
(B) II and III
(C) II and I
(D) III and I
(E) III and II
5. One of the most important medical insights of recent
decades is that cancers are triggered by genetic mutations._______. A recent
study of 2,600 patients at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas,
showed that genetic analysis permitted only 6.4% of those suffering to be
paired with a drug aimed specifically at the mutation deemed
responsible.________. Other triggering mutations are numerous, but rare- so
rare that no treatment is known nor, given the economics of drug discovery, is
one likely to be sought.
I. The reason is that there are only a few cancer-trigerring
mutations, and drugs to deal with them.
II. Cashing that insight in clinically, to improve
treatments, has, however, been hard
III. Facts such as these have led many cancer biologists to
question how useful the gene-led approach to understanding and treating cancer
actually is
(A) I and III
(B) III and I
(C) II and III
(D) II and I
(E) III and II
Given below are five
sentences. You have to read each of them carefully and check for grammatical
errors and mark your answers accordingly.
6.(A) Adding to the sense of action, on December 7th Royal
Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch firm, signed a preliminary memorandum of
understanding to develop oil in Iran, despite Donald Trump’s hostility for
Barack Obama’s nuclear deal and the possibility of renewed sanctions.
(B) Such forays show that, for the first time since oil
prices plunged in 2014, Big Oil is putting its head above the parapet to seek
substantial new sources of crude that will tide it through the 2020s
(C) Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister and grandson of
wartime minister and post-war prime minister, has made no secret of his
personal interest in resolving the issue  
(D) By preventing American firms from maximizing their
efficiency using complex supply chains, they would reduce their
competitiveness, deter new investment and, eventually, hurt workers’ wages
across the economy.
(E) all are correct
7.(A) Likewise, the defeat is not just a blow to Mr Assad’s
opponents, but also to the Western conviction that, in the foreign policy,
values matter as well as interests.
(B) Since Congo has few producers or studios, only a tiny
market for sales and a population who almost live on a few dollars a day,
Congolese musicians have to survive on patronage, like Mozart in 18th century
Vienna but even more flamboyant clothes.
(C) An improving demand climate is reflected in upbeat
surveys of manufacturing purchasing managers across Asia and in the rich world.
(D) Unfortunately as our special report in this issue sets
out, the lifelong learning that exists today mainly benefits high achievers-and
is therefore more likely to exacerbate inequality than to diminish it.
(E) all are grammatically correct
8.(A) It is also examining Rs25,000 crore cash was deposited
in dormant bank accounts and more than Rs13,000 crore in Regional Rural Banks
were deposited while nearly Rs80,000 crore of repayment of loans was done in
cash since November8, 2016.
(B) The move came following allegations that the company
breached its agreement with the corporation, under which 4,440 units of signage
were to be erected in 74 divisions of the corporation in 90 days.
(C) And it was pure nostalgia for the former Mohammedan
sporting club player when he returned to the pitch at the Malapuram district
sports council stadium, where he had grown up and perfected his dribbling
(D) Petta Thullal, the annual ritual marking the victory of
Lord Ayyappa over demon Mahishi, will be performed by Ambalappuzha team and
Alangattu team by taking processions from Erumeli Petta Sastha temple to the
Erumeli Sree Dharma Sastha temple.
(E) all are grammatically correct
9. (A) In a bid to reduce corruption and ensure smooth
functioning of government offices, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has
decided to set up internal Vigilance units in government offices in the state.
(B) Nobody dared to point out the irony of a comrade nipping
a trade unionesque protest before it bloomed.
(C) It would be naïve for India to assume that its economy
will boom if it draws closer to the upcoming Trump administration amid a
pending trade war between Beijing and Washington.
(D) India’s energy quest has taken it to east-central Africa
as it decided to elevate its partnership with landlocked country Rwanda to
strategic level.
(E)  none is
grammatically correct
10. (A) I really wanted to be a doctor, until my freshman
year of college when I realized that while I was good at chemistry and biology,
I really wasn’t feeling challenged by it.
(B) US President Barack Obama chose four Americans for the
Presidential Early Career Awards for scientists and engineers. Pankaj Lal,
Kaushik Choudhary, Manish Arora and Aradhna Tripathi were the recipients of the
highest govt-bestowed honour in the field. 
(C) Tamil nadu is one of the progressive states as far as
digital transaction is concerned.
(D) The fall in sales, say analysts, will also have a direct
impact on overall manufacturing, with ancillary industries taking a hit if auto
production falls.
(E) none is grammatically correct.

Solutions – Tap to show
1. D
2. D
3. D
4. D
5. D
6. A    use ‘to’ after hostility
7. B    use ‘from’ instead of ‘on’ patronage
8. E  
9. A    ‘at’ government offices
10. B     use of ‘the’ before recipient is redundant 

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