Directions : In this section, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each passage have been removed and jumbled up. These are labeled M, N, O and P. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark accordingly.
1. S1: Research efforts have been focused on the impacts of new technology on human health.
M: The mobile phone industry is one of the fastest growing industries.
N: These devices are connecting people in convenient ways.
O: One of the leading new factors is the technology of cell phones.
P: Today, most people have portable phones in their home, and/or cell phones.
S6: But the health effects of mobile phones are becoming the focus of research.
↦  Answer & Exp

2. S1: Since early history and the ancient civilization of man, women have played a secondary role.
M: They want to stand on their own two feet.
N: Many women today want and desire careers and a place in this world.
O: It is clear that women in all careers are striving to gain equality in the work force today.
P: A women’s role in society was that of raising children, and duties surrounding the household.
S6: There are many issues that surround women and their workplace.
↦  Answer & Exp

3. 1: When Weiner was traveling in India, he visited a factory where he saw small frail children sitting on damp floors.
P: The answer he got was that they were weaving carpets there.
Q: Weiner was shocked at the plight of the child workers.
R: At once he decided to study the problems of child labour in India.
S: Out of curiosity he asked, ”What are you all doing there?”
6: Recently Weiner has published his book on ‘Child Labour in India’ and it is winning him acclaim all over the world.
↦  Answer & Exp

4. 1: The dodo, the great ponderous waddling pigeon, the size of a goose, once inhabited the island of Mauritius.
P: The dodo surveyed these new arrivals with an air of innocent interest.
Q: But, as well as losing the power of flight, it seemed to have lost the power of recognizing an enemy when it saw one, for it was apparently an extremely sane and confiding creature.
R: Then man discovered the dodo’s paradise in about 1507, and with him came his evil familiars; dogs, cats, pigs, rats and goats.
S: Secure in its island home, this bird had lost the power of flight since there were no enemies to fly from; it nested on the ground in complete safety.
6: Then the slaughter began and by 1681, the fat, ungainly and harmless pigeon was extinct – as dead as the dodo.
↦  Answer & Exp

5. 1: Over the centuries the face of the earth has become crowded with monuments and memorials.
P: Films, pictures and even miniature models can be made of the relics for posterity interested in knowing about them.
Q: Some people however would contend that antiquity should be preserved for future generations.
R: If they were all to be preserved, we will have very little space for other, more useful things.
S: Personally, I do not agree with their contention.
6: We must have more space for building new things and developing open countryside.
↦  Answer & Exp

Directions : Given below is a passage with five blanks. Options for the blanks are given against corresponding numbers below the passage. Fill up the blanks with the most appropriate word from the options given.

Only public universities have the potential to be truly world-class institutions. Institutions and programmes of national ..(6).. have already been identified by the Government. But these institutions have not been ..(7).. or consistently supported. The top institutions require sustained funding from public sources. Academic salaries must be high enough to attract excellent scientists and scholars. Fellowships and other grants should be available for bright students. An academic culture that is based on merit-based norms and competition for advancement and research funds is a necessary component, as is a ..(8).. mix of autonomy to do creative research and accountability to ..(9).. productivity. World class universities require world class professors and students – and a culture to sustain and ..(10).. them.

6. 1) prominence     2) level       3) standards        4) symbol        5) level
↦  Answer & Exp

7. 1) primarily      2) compulsorily      3) precisely      4) adequately      5) sufficient
↦  Answer & Exp

8. 1) fundamental       2) judicious        3) relevant        4) nominal           5) reverent
↦  Answer & Exp

9. 1) ensure        2) disable         3) contribute        4) arrange              5) ensue
↦  Answer & Exp

10. 1) decode        2) stimulate          3) provoke          4) demote           5) demotivate
↦  Answer & Exp

Directions : Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
11. Much of the ……….. that cricket has is due to the fact it is a ……….. sport.
1) allure, lucrative
2) criticism, controversial
3) attraction, unpopular
4) flak, great
5) comments, unusual
↦  Answer & Exp

12. Since foggy weather ……….. visibility by several metres, the railways has either ……….. or diverted some of the trains.
1) improves, started
2) impairs, called off
3) hampers, withdrawn
4) decrease, stopped
5) reduces, cancelled
↦  Answer & Exp

13. The once ……….. district is gradually being ……….. of its green cover.
1) remote, eroded
2) arid, replenished
3) beautiful, devoid
4) picturesque, depleted
5) lush, rob
↦  Answer & Exp

14. The pilot knew she would be able to see the ……….. lights of the city from her cockpit window, but she would not see the fireworks explode to welcome the new year as she would have ……….. to cruising altitude.
1) few, soared
2) divine, escalate
3) glistening, jumped
4) shining, reached
5) glittering, climbed
↦  Answer & Exp

15. The New Year has ……….. in good news for city hotels as most properties are ……….. for the whole month.
1) brought, deserted
2) ushered, packed
3) pushed, full
4) steered, renovating
5) escorted, vacant
 Answer & Exp

English Language Q&A with Explanations for Bank Exams

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!