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Odd Sentence Out or Find the Odd Sentence questions  are frequently seen in almost all the Bank exams like - IBPS PO Mains, SBI PO Mains, Bank of Baroda Manipal PO Recruitment, IBPS RRB Scale 1 Mains, etc. Here's a 5 question Quiz of Odd Sentence Out based on new pattern for you to practise. Read the directions given below properly and try to attempt most of them correctly.  

Directions: Five statements are given below, labelled A, B, C, D and E, among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the theme of the passage.
1
A. It has now become too easy to brand anyone articulating differences with a homogenous construct of nationalism. 

B. The alternative progressive nationalism would entail a different understanding of India, with the focal point being the unprivileged, and would advocate going beyond the confines of territorial nationalism.

C. This is because cultural nationalism — an idea that has been associated with those in power today — basically seeks to subsume the “other” within a limiting construct of the self and the nation. 

D. This also explains why cultural nationalists played a peripheral and even regressive role in the freedom struggle.

E. Dalits who reject Brahminical Hinduism, leftists and secular intellectuals who reject Hindutva, beef-eaters, inter-religious couples and even dissidents who argue for freedom from hunger, patriarchy and caste oppression, are branded as “anti-national”. 
 
» Explain it
B
The writer in sentence A opens the discussion while stating his or her concerns about current interpretation of nationalism and the narration that follows.

If we read all the sentences carefully, we can observe that the passage centres around cultural nationalism as it has been described in sentence C. But, sentence B on the other hand quotes ‘confines of territorial nationalism’ and hence becomes a bit irrelevant in the context.

Clearly, option B is the correct answer. 

 
2
A. Through advancement of technology and broadband connection almost in all households the method of piracy has changed from physical reproduction and distribution to online distribution.

B. Recent reports about the change in copyright infringement warnings on various websites have triggered anxiety among many Internet users in India. 

C. Internet users in India, many of whom routinely use torrent sites to access a range of entertainment and other content, are understandably worried about the new punitive rhetoric that underlies the warning. 

D. While the government has maintained a list of banned websites for quite some time, the warning that one earlier saw merely mentioned that the website had been blocked under directions from the Department of Telecommunications, while the new message warns against the viewing, downloading, exhibition and duplication of the contents of the URL as being offences which are punishable under Sections 63, 63-A, 65 and 65-A of the Copyright Act. 

E. It may therefore be useful to unpack what the law actually says on the point and also examine the impulse behind this rhetorical shift within the logic of copyright enforcement.
 
» Explain it
A
Sentence B starts the passage by introducing the punitive rhetoric underlying the warning about accessing torrent websites.

If we read the other sentences carefully, we can infer that except the sentence A, all others discuss the new war on piracy whereas the sentence A tells us how online piracy actually came into existence.

Clearly, the sentence A is an odd one here.

Option A is hence the correct answer. 
 
3
A. For the first time the government seems to be prepared for goods and services tax (GST) but the corporate world seems to be grappling with the regulation. 

B. There would be many goods and services which would be out of GST so it would provide benefit to common man in respect of taxes.

C. Even as most of the top companies have roped in some tax and tech specialists to implement GST, some of the mid-scale and small companies are finding it tough to adapt to the indirect tax regime.

D. The government on its part has uploaded some of the basic tech programmes on several of its platforms to help smaller companies.

E. However, the impact of GST is set to be across the board from taxation, technology and even on a company’s growth strategy.
 
» Explain it
B
Sentence A sets the tone of the passage by stating the preparation of government regarding GST and apprehensions shown by the corporate world towards its regulation.

If we read all the sentences carefully, we can infer that except the sentence B, all others centre around the implementation of GST on companies whereas the sentence B informs us about how GST is going to benefit the common man.

Clearly, option B is the correct answer.

 
4
A. The virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also responsible for the spread of dengue and chikungunya. 

B. Chikungunya virus is a pathogen transmitted by mosquitoes, and has established itself in the Caribbean approximately 350,000 suspected cases in the Western Hemisphere since December 2013.

C. It stems from a huge surge in babies being born with microcephaly, a rare, incurable condition in which their heads are abnormally small.

D. An obscure mosquito-borne virus, Zika, is on the prowl and has already caused an “unprecedented situation” in the world of scientific research.

E. The virus gets its name from the Zika forest in Uganda, Africa, where it was first identified in rhesus monkeys in 1947.
 
» Explain it
B
Sentence D starts the passage introducing Zika, a little-known mosquito-borne virus and its effect in the world of scientific research.

If we read the other sentences, we can observe that except the sentence B, all other sentences describes its effect on babies being born, its discovery and cause of its spread in sentence C, E and A respectively.

Clearly, sentence B is an odd one in the sequence as it discusses Chikungunya virus and thus diverts the context.


 
5
A. The government is also seeking to define a new category of business — ‘Innovative Start-ups’ — to distinguish them from micro, small, medium and large enterprises that are built on conventional business models. 

B. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the blueprint of ‘Start Up India’ programme which may include a Startups and Entrepreneurship Law to make it easier for setting up new ventures and closing unviable ones, besides clearing regulatory issues that hamper access to finance.
 
C. The government will unveil a blueprint for startups to ease the process of setting up new ventures.

D. This will funnel tech based talent to the startup ecosystem which can then further innovate and create business opportunities.

E. The Start Up India policy would thus attempt to address key concerns the government wants to fix in India’s start-up ecosystem. 
 
» Explain it
D
Sentence C starts the passage with introduction of the government’s purpose of launching a blueprint for Startup ecosystem.

We can observe from the given sentences that except the sentence D, all others discuss the idea of Government’s initiative to help build a Startup ecosystem in the country, classification of Startups and key concerns it would attempt to address to help Startups flourish.

However, the keyword ‘tech based talent’ in the sentence D brings absurdity in the flow of the sentences and deviates from the context.

Clearly, option D is the correct answer.