Target SBI PO : English New pattern Questions : Day 2
Target SBI PO :
English New pattern Questions : Day 2
D.21-24) : Read the following sentences carefully and select the correct option. There are four sentences in each question.
(i) If Only one sentence is grammatically wrong or correct choose that relevant option (e.g. If only sentence “B” is wrong, choose “b” OR if only “D” is correct, choose “d”. If more than one correct or incorrect sentence is there, the option is indicated accordingly.
(ii) If all the sentences are either grammatically wrong or correct, choose ‘none of these’ (e) as the answer.
1) (A) The latest budget had taken significant strides by rationalising income tax rates and structures and doing away numerous tax exemptions.
(B) The lingering criticism over the FBT and the cash withdrawal tax should not obscure the fact that the Government has done well in raising the income tax exemption limits for senior citizens and women through other amendments to the Finance Bill.
(C) The general lack of concern for road safety is reflected in the marginalisation in policy formulation of those sections of road users who do not use powered vehicles.
(D) The university’s refusal to acknowledge how its history is bound up with colonial profiteering and violent slavery makes this lofty, rhetoric, hollow and disingenuous.
(e) None of these
2) (A) The States adopting VAT should stick to the decision not to change rates at least for a year and not to grant price-based or end use-based exemptions, which would only invite litigation and corruption.
(B) The important thing to understand is that the attempt to turn Social Security into nothing but a program for the poor isn’t driven by concerns about the future budget burden of benefit payments.
(C) The trend of local governments in many countries shrinking or removing such public facilities in favour of users of motorised vehicles have been strongly deplored by the World Health Organisation.
(D) The capability to build and launch satellites must be put together as a package that is attractive, especially to developing countries.
(e) None of these
3) (A) The administration and its apologists emphasise the fact that under the Bush plan, workers earning higher wages would face cuts, and they say that it is a plan that takes from the rich and gives to the poor.
(B) The State Cabinet unanimously resolved to make the running of such bars a non-bailable offence punishable with rigorous imprisonment up to three years.
(C) The Saudis reiterated their “call on all those who teach and propagate the Islamic faith to adhere strictly to the Islamic message of peace, moderation and tolerance; and reject that which deviates from those principles”.
(D) After the biggest ever expansion in 2004, there was apprehension that major players may stall entry of more states in order to appease their domestic constituencies in the run-up to the referendum on the constitution.
(e) None of these
4) (A) The West’s failure to recognise the Red Army’s overwhelming contribution towards victory is matched by its refusal to appreciate the enormous effort made on the Soviet Union to rebuild after the war.
(B) The rationale for a fresh central bank-led institutional initiative for improving customer service standards looks surprisingly strong in this era of enhanced competition.
(C) When the obvious error of its earlier order was brought in its notice, the same bench of the Supreme Court has shown a commendable readiness to withdraw it and leave it to the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court to constitute the bench.
(D) The apprehension is that such an outcome coupled with the inevitable litigation will more than neutralise whatever gains the Government hopes to derive by levying these two taxes.
(e) None of these
Directions 5-7) : 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 six choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent (coherent means logically complete and sound).
5) On the morning of December 19, 2016, a Class V student of a South Delhi Municipal Corporation primary school in west Delhi entered her classroom, put down her bag, removed the uniform she was wearing to reveal a layer of clothes underneath and simply walked out of the school. _________ . According to the complaint filed by the school’s principal at the Khyala Police Station, the child had told a classmate that she was going to an aunt’s house.
(a) While she remained missing all day, her family was distressed and the police were on their toes.
(b) The class teacher discovered this while taking the morning attendance of students but the school approached the police at about 3 p.m. as per a report of the school inspector.
(c) After having been missing for almost a day, she was found late at night by the police near India Gate, roaming around seemingly unharmed.
(d) Her parents told the school inspector the next day that she had left on her own and had been angry at her mother.
(e) The school inspector asked the principal, class teacher and the security guard of the school to explain their “negligence”.
(f) This incident once again shows that the promises of deployment of female security staff and CCTV cameras have not been fulfilled.
6) Choosing a career path has implications for one’s entire life. Interplay between the professional and the personal cannot be avoided. Can waves be separated from the sea? _____________ . It’s for this reason that when we meet someone for the first time, we are asked first up, what we do.
(a) Parents have to play a guiding role, and not doing so is abdication of responsibility.
(b) Given this, shouldn’t parents keep themselves abreast of the latest and emerging career options and share these with their children, and how each of these choices will impact their lives.
(c) “Parents should place a palette of career options before the children, but have to be open to their suggestions being rejected.
(d) To a considerable degree, our careers define where we live, how healthy we are and they also largely define the contours of our social life.
(e) When this happens, they have to accept their child’s choice, even if they are aware that it’s likely to lead down a cul-de-sac.
(f) But often, it’s a thin line that divides non-interference and irresponsibility.
7) Students of Karnataka colleges may soon have a say in what their teachers wear. _____________ . They will have to mail their answers to the Joint Director of the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE) . In a circular issued last week, the department said introducing a dress code would “bring in discipline” in colleges.
(a) It’s a pity that the department did not even think of taking our opinions.
(b) It has proposed that the faculty members also display their names stating their designations.
(c) Principals have been asked to collate and submit the opinion of students on whether teaching and non-teaching staff should adopt a dress code in the workplace.
(d) The move has been severely criticised by faculty members, who are urging the government to withdraw the circular immediately.
(e) “If the department feels that there is a need to bring discipline into colleges, it should speak to teachers and hold meetings with the association rather than asking students for their opinion,” said H.C. Ramanna, secretary of the Karnataka Government College Teachers’ Association.
(f) Lecturers are befuddled as they were not consulted.
Directions.8-10) : Below there are five sentences, out of which four are related to the same theme/concept. Find out the odd sentence which is irrelevant to the theme.
8) (A) India is the most important country outside the US, and financial inclusion is one of its major interests here, a top company executive said.
(B) We were poor but found jobs to ensure that we were never hungry and education however was a distant dream.
(C) Which invests in both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, focuses across five broad areas of interest globally—governance and citizen engagement, education, financial inclusion, property rights and emerging technology.
(D) There is no other geography where we have the type of portfolio, across all our areas, as we have in India.
(E) Outside of the US, India is the geography that we are the most excited about and that we feel most committed to.
9) (A) Blackstone’s activity in India will be led by Amit Dixit, who co-led the team there with Cyriac since 2013, said Joe Baratta, the firm’s global head of private equity.
(B) All of us at Blackstone wish him well as he embarks on his newest pursuit and look forward to continued association and friendship
(C) Google, founded in 1998, has done four such deals, while Microsoft Corp has completed at least 10, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
(D) Mathew is a talented investor who has played a role in sourcing and executing some of our most successful transactions in the region,” Baratta said in an e-mail.
(E) Mathew Cyriac, Blackstone Group LP’s co-head of private equity in India, will leave after 11 years to build his own investment firm.
10) (A) Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, a Kolkata-based lender with Rs37,500crore in assets under management, is looking to sell its non-core businesses, including parts of its equipment rental business.
(B) Srei now intends to focus on its core business of project and equipment financing, and going forward, will not invest in other areas.
(C) Srei Infrastructure values its strategic investments at around Rs1,160crore at cost. Of this, Rs910 crore is invested in various roads projects.
(D) Srei has been the equipment-leasing business, the company may look at unlocking value from its oil and gas and energy products.
(E) Srei is also looking for strategic investors in SreiSahaj e-Village Ltd, an enterprise which has created a brick-and-mortar infrastructure in at least 61,000 villages to provide digital services.
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