English Quiz for Upcoming IBPS Bank Exams - Set 38 | New Pattern - Odd Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Language Quiz for the upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.

In the following questions, a set of five sentences are given. four of the sentences are related in some way, the remaining sentence is not related to the rest. You have to pick the sentence which does not fit in the relation and mark that as your answer:

1. A. Even in the first three months of 2017, the number of cases and deaths were fairly high, at over 6,000 and 160, respectively.

B. so far this year, 12,500 people have been infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus, of which 600 have died.

c. Symptoms of H1N1 such as a running nose, throat irritation, sudden fever, headache and joint and muscle pain suggest presence of swine flu and are reasons to visit your doctor for tests.

d. According to official data, Maharashtra alone has registered 284 deaths, which by itself is much more than the total mortality figure of 265 in the country as a result of H1N1 in 2016.

e. Maharashtra could have recorded the highest number of cases and deaths caused by the H1N1 virus because of better awareness and a relatively more robust surveillance system.

2. A. With Modi’s demonetization move, all domestic black money will either be deposited into the banks with heavy penalty or be simply destroyed.

B. The move disrupted the lives of ordinary people, led to widespread hardship for the poor, major job losses and over a hundred deaths.

C. One can understand that the demonetization would have a pretty bad impact on SMEs, small traders, real estate, transport sector, consumer durable goods industry. Not only these sectors but it would major affect the rural areas business as over there, majority of the transactions are made in cash.

D. The government’s move to suck out 86% value of money in circulation by demonetizing Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes will adversely impact India’s economic growth, at least in the short run, fear some economists.

E.  There are limits on how much cash can be changed for cash (Rs 4,000, soon to fall to 2,000) but no limits upon what can be deposited in bank accounts. Of course, large deposits are going to be subject to tax scrutiny, rather the point of the exercise in fact.

3. A. Indian women's team is set to play England in the final of the mega-event and The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group said they will start a scholarship for sportswomen in India where a chosen five will be given Rs 5 lakh each.

B. The Australian Women's Team have taken home the top trophy for the past three consecutive years at the Women's Twenty20 World Cup and resulting from their efforts this the Southern Stars received a pay rise making them the highest paid women's sporting team in Australia.

C. After the Women's Cricket Association merged with the English Cricket Board, the Indian team toured England for the first time in 1999 and performed exceedingly well.

D. India won a One Day series for the first time when they participated in the Centenary Celebration of New Zealand Cricket in 1995 and this was a big morale booster for women's cricket in the country.

E. The Indian government recognised the contributions of women cricketers by awarding the prestigious Arjuna award to Shanta Rangaswamy, Diana Edulji, Shubhangi Kulkarni and Sandhya Agarwal.


4. A. Child labor is a major hurdle in the economic development of a nation.

B. Child labor negatively affects the health of the child. Engagement of children in factories and mines often leads to severe diseases. This malpractice needs urgent attention.

c. A child, when engaged in economic activities, is deprived of proper education.

D. Child labor is a threat to our society.

E. Poverty, over-population, parental neglect and social callousness turn them into child labors.

5. A. An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12.

B. The calving of the massive new iceberg was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite, and confirmed by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument on the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite.

C. In the case of this rift, scientists were worried about the possible loss of a pinning point that helped keep Larsen C stable.

D. The first available images of Larsen C are airborne photographs from the 1960s and an image from a US satellite captured in 1963.

E. While the crack was growing, scientists had a hard time predicting when the nascent iceberg would break away.


  1. Ans: c (all the options are talking about the consequences of H1N1 but the option c is talking about the symptoms the disease).
  2. Ans: a (all the options are talking about the negative impacts of the demonetization, but the option a is talking about the positive impact of the demonetization).
  3. Ans: b. ( the option b is talking about the Australian women’s cricket team and other options are talking about the Indian women’s cricket team.)
  4. Ans: e (option is the cause of the child labor and others are the effects).
  5. Ans: d (all the options are talking about the rift in the iceberg except option d).



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