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  • 1. 

    Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper sequence to form the meaningful sentence and then answer the questions given below.a) Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.b) As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earthc) But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.d) They are the artificial satellites made by the man and very much smaller than the moon.e) The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.f) As they speed along they tend to go straight off into spaceWhich of the following should be fifth sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      A)

    • B.

      B)

    • C.

      D)

    • D.

      E)

    • E.

      F)

    Correct Answer
    E. F)
    Explanation
    The fifth sentence should be "f) As they speed along they tend to go straight off into space." This sentence provides further information about the behavior of artificial satellites as they move in orbit around the earth.

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  • 2. 

    Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper sequence to form the meaningful sentence and then answer the questions given below.a) Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.b) As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earthc) But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.d) They are the artificial satellites made by the man and very much smaller than the moon.e) The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.f) As they speed along they tend to go straight off into spaceWhich of the following should be last sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      A)

    • B.

      B)

    • C.

      C)

    • D.

      D)

    • E.

      E)

    Correct Answer
    B. B)
    Explanation
    The last sentence after rearrangement should be "As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth." This sentence comes after the explanation of artificial satellites and how they do not fall due to their speed, indicating that they travel in an orbit around the earth.

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  • 3. 

    Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper sequence to form the meaningful sentence and then answer the questions given below.a) Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.b) As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earthc) But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.d) They are the artificial satellites made by the man and very much smaller than the moon.e) The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.f) As they speed along they tend to go straight off into spaceWhich of the following should be third sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      A)

    • B.

      B)

    • C.

      C)

    • D.

      D)

    • E.

      E)

    Correct Answer
    E. E)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is e) The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so. This sentence logically follows the first two sentences as it explains why the artificial satellites do not fall despite the pull of the earth. It provides a reason for their ability to travel in an orbit round the earth.

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  • 4. 

    Question: The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E & F as answer choices and. You have to pick correct which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.India’s immense physical size as also the fact of its …………….society ……………………any attempt towards a neat capsuled presentation on any subject.

    • A.

      Cultured, demonstrates

    • B.

      Pluralistic, defies

    • C.

      Multi-religious, fails

    • D.

      Amorphous, challenges

    • E.

      Variegated, frustrates

    Correct Answer
    A. Cultured, demonstrates
    Explanation
    The word "cultured" fits logically in the sentence because it suggests that India's immense physical size is complemented by its sophisticated and refined society. The word "demonstrates" further emphasizes that India's cultured society is evident and can be seen in various aspects.

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  • 5. 

    Question: The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E & F as answer choices and. You have to pick correct which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.There are attempts being made to try to………………….languages through specific ………………………, but the result is that some tongues become conserved as if they were a museum piece.

    • A.

      Question: The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E & F as answer choices and. You have to pick correct which will make the sentence meaningfully complete. Save, ways

    • B.

      Conserve, factors

    • C.

      Preserve, measures

    • D.

      Protect, tricks

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Preserve, measures
    Explanation
    Attempts are being made to try to preserve languages through specific measures, but the result is that some tongues become conserved as if they were a museum piece.

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  • 6. 

    Question: The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E & F as answer choices and. You have to pick correct which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.Cholesterol has long being identified as a silent killer because the patient has no ……..of the danger freely ………………his system.

    • A.

      Idea, infecting

    • B.

      Thought, attacking

    • C.

      Notion, ravishing

    • D.

      Information, invading

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Notion, ravishing
    Explanation
    Cholesterol has long being identified as a silent killer because the patient has no notion of the danger freely ravishing his system.

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  • 7. 

    Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper sequence to form the meaningful sentence and then answer the questions given below.a) Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.b) As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earthc) But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.d) They are the artificial satellites made by the man and very much smaller than the moon.e) The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.f) As they speed along they tend to go straight off into spaceWhich of the following should be fourth sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      A)

    • B.

      B)

    • C.

      C)

    • D.

      D)

    • E.

      E)

    Correct Answer
    C. C)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c) "But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so." This sentence fits logically after the third sentence, which talks about how the artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so. The sentence "But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so" explains why the satellites do not fall, as the pull of the earth keeps them in orbit.

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  • 8. 

    Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper sequence to form the meaningful sentence and then answer the questions given below.a) Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.b) As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earthc) But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.d) They are the artificial satellites made by the man and very much smaller than the moon.e) The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.f) As they speed along they tend to go straight off into spaceWhich of the following should be second sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      A)

    • B.

      B)

    • C.

      C)

    • D.

      D)

    • E.

      E)

    Correct Answer
    D. D)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d) "They are the artificial satellites made by the man and very much smaller than the moon." This sentence provides information about the artificial satellites and their size, which is relevant to understanding the context of the other sentences.

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  • 9. 

    Question: The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E & F as answer choices and. You have to pick correct which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.We must prevent endangered wild species from becoming ………………..in order that our future generation may…………… the great diversity of animal life.

    • A.

      Rare, escape

    • B.

      Outdated, know

    • C.

      Volatile, notice

    • D.

      Powerful, protect

    • E.

      Extinct, enjoy

    Correct Answer
    E. Extinct, enjoy
    Explanation
    We must prevent endangered wild species from becoming extinct in order that our future generation may enjoy the great diversity of animal life.

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  • 10. 

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. There Is 'No error'. The answer is ‘E’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, any).She counted the books/to make sure that/none of them/were missing/No Errors

    • A.

      She counted the books

    • B.

      To make sure that

    • C.

      None of them

    • D.

      Were missing

    • E.

      No Errors

    Correct Answer
    D. Were missing
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, so the verb "were" is correct. The subject "none of them" is singular, but the verb "were" is plural. It should be "was" instead of "were" to agree with the singular subject.

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  • 11. 

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. There Is 'No error'. The answer is ‘E’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, any).To make him succeed/the correct thing to do/is to punish/until he does not try/No Error

    • A.

      To make him succeed

    • B.

      The correct thing to do

    • C.

      Is to punish

    • D.

      Until he does not try

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Until he does not try
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically incorrect. The correct phrase should be "until he tries". The use of "does not" is unnecessary and incorrect in this context. The correct sentence would be "To make him succeed, the correct thing to do is to punish until he tries."

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  • 12. 

    Question: The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E & F as answer choices and. You have to pick correct which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.The secretary ………………………. the society’s fund, ……………………he was dismissed.

    • A.

      Misplaced, soon

    • B.

      Robbed, thus

    • C.

      Pirated, therefore

    • D.

      Misappropriated, so

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Misappropriated, so
    Explanation
    The word "misappropriated" means to dishonestly or illegally use funds for one's own purposes. In this sentence, the secretary is accused of misappropriating the society's fund, which implies that the secretary used the money inappropriately. The word "so" is used to show the consequence of the secretary's actions, which is that he was dismissed. Therefore, the correct answer is "Misappropriated, so."

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  • 13. 

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. There Is 'No error'. The answer is ‘E’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, any).The invigilator asked him/that why he had/ not brought/ his call letter/ No Error

    • A.

      The invigilator asked him

    • B.

      That why he had

    • C.

      Not brought

    • D.

      His call letter

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    B. That why he had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that why he had". The correct phrase should be "why he had" instead of "that why he had". The word "that" is not necessary in this context.

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  • 14. 

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. There Is 'No error'. The answer is ‘E’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, any).People above seventy five/years of age/are not allowed to travel/by air/No Error

    • A.

      People above seventy five

    • B.

      Years of age

    • C.

      Are not allowed to travel

    • D.

      By air

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    A. People above seventy five
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct and does not contain any errors. It states that people who are above seventy-five years of age are not allowed to travel by air.

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  • 15. 

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. There Is 'No error'. The answer is ‘E’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, any).It being a holiday/every student wanted/ to leave/ for their hometown/ No Error

    • A.

      It being a holiday

    • B.

      Every student wanted

    • C.

      To leave

    • D.

      For their hometown

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. For their hometown
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically incorrect. The error is in part D. The pronoun "their" should be replaced with "his or her" to maintain subject-verb agreement.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the phrases A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the word phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.The increased time devoting to watch television is one of the important cases of decline in reading ability.

    • A.

      Devoted for watch

    • B.

      Devoted to watching

    • C.

      Devoted for the watch of the

    • D.

      Devoted to keep watch

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Devoted to watching
    Explanation
    The phrase "Devoted to watching" should replace the word phrase "Devoted for watch" in the sentence to make it grammatically correct.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the phrases A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the word phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.Walking has distinctly advantageous over driving as you see many things while walking that you often miss while driving.

    • A.

      Have advantages distinctly

    • B.

      Is distinctly advantages

    • C.

      Has distinct advantages

    • D.

      Is distinct in advantageous

    • E.

      No Correction Required

    Correct Answer
    C. Has distinct advantages
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has distinct advantages" because it correctly replaces the phrase "distinctly advantageous" in the sentence. This phrase is grammatically incorrect as it uses an adverb ("distinctly") to modify an adjective ("advantageous"). The correct phrase should use the verb "has" to indicate that walking possesses or has the quality of "distinct advantages" over driving.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the phrases A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the word phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.Although family TV Serials do vary, they have certain common element.

    • A.

      Do not vary

    • B.

      Seldom vary

    • C.

      Rarely vary

    • D.

      Are varying

    • E.

      No Correction required

    Correct Answer
    E. No Correction required
    Explanation
    The original sentence is grammatically correct. The phrase "Although family TV Serials do vary, they have certain common element" is grammatically accurate and does not require any correction.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the phrases A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the word phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.We have profound faith and hopes for the future.

    • A.

      Faith for also hopes for

    • B.

      Faith in and hopes for

    • C.

      Faith and hopes for

    • D.

      Faith about and hopes in

    • E.

      No Correction Required

    Correct Answer
    B. Faith in and hopes for
    Explanation
    The phrase "Faith in and hopes for" should replace the word phrase "Faith and hopes for" in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. This is because the preposition "in" is used to indicate belief or trust in something, while the preposition "for" is used to indicate the purpose or goal of something. Therefore, "Faith in and hopes for" correctly conveys the idea that the speaker has a strong belief and trust in the future and also has aspirations and goals for it.

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  • 20. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Attempting

    • C.

      Regarding

    • D.

      Knowing

    • E.

      About

    Correct Answer
    D. Knowing
    Explanation
    In the given passage, the first aid experts stress the importance of knowing what to do in case of an emergency. Knowing how to help a victim until a doctor or trained person arrives can save a life, especially in situations like breathing difficulties, severe bleeding, and shock. Additionally, people with specific health problems are advised to wear an emblem to identify their condition as a precaution against receiving harmful medication. When emergencies occur, providing first aid within minutes often makes the difference between life and death. Knowing how to administer first aid can improve the care provided by medical professionals.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the phrases A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the word phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.He turned down our proposal which, we had prepared by so much dedication.

    • A.

      Had prepared with

    • B.

      Have prepared by

    • C.

      Were prepared with

    • D.

      Have been preparing for

    • E.

      No Correction Required

    Correct Answer
    A. Had prepared with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Had prepared with" because it is the correct past perfect tense form of the verb "prepare" to match the past tense of the sentence. The phrase "by so much dedication" remains unchanged as it is already grammatically correct.

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  • 22. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Injured

    • B.

      Inquiring

    • C.

      Efficient

    • D.

      Important

    • E.

      Accident

    Correct Answer
    E. Accident
    Explanation
    First aid experts stress the importance of knowing what to do for an accident victim until a doctor or other trained person arrives at the scene. Providing first aid can save a life, especially in cases of breathing stoppage, severe bleeding, and shock. Therefore, the correct answer is "Important" as it emphasizes the significance of taking immediate action during an accident.

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  • 23. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Harm

    • B.

      Comfort

    • C.

      Take

    • D.

      Soothe

    • E.

      Save

    Correct Answer
    E. Save
    Explanation
    First aid experts stress the importance of knowing what to do for an injured victim until a doctor or trained person arrives at the scene. This can save a life, especially in cases of breathing difficulties, severe bleeding, and shock. People with special medical conditions are advised to wear an emblem to identify their condition, which can save them from receiving harmful medication. Administering first aid within minutes of an emergency often saves lives. The administration of first aid also allows medical professionals to provide better care.

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  • 24. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Mental

    • B.

      Ethical

    • C.

      Medical

    • D.

      Accident

    • E.

      Moral

    Correct Answer
    C. Medical
    Explanation
    The passage discusses the importance of knowing what to do in case of an emergency and providing first aid until professional help arrives. It emphasizes that this knowledge can save lives, especially in situations like breathing difficulties, severe bleeding, and shock. It also mentions the importance of people with specific medical conditions wearing identification to prevent the administration of harmful medication. The word "medical" is the most appropriate choice as it aligns with the context and the overall theme of the passage.

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  • 25. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Appropriate

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Beneficial

    • D.

      Fatal

    • E.

      Remedial

    Correct Answer
    D. Fatal
    Explanation
    The passage states that knowing what to do for a victim until a doctor or trained person arrives can save a life, especially in cases of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding, and shock. It also mentions that people with certain medical conditions should wear an emblem to identify their condition as a safeguard against receiving harmful medication. Additionally, it emphasizes that administering first aid within minutes of an emergency often determines whether a person lives or dies. Given this information, the most appropriate word to fill in the blank is "Fatal," as it accurately reflects the potential consequences of not providing proper first aid in these situations.

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  • 26. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Prohibited

    • B.

      Invited

    • C.

      Compelled

    • D.

      Allowed

    • E.

      Urged

    Correct Answer
    E. Urged
    Explanation
    First aid experts stress the importance of knowing what to do for an injured victim until professional help arrives. This can save a life, especially in cases of severe bleeding, stoppage of breathing, and shock. People with certain medical conditions are urged to wear identification to prevent the administration of medication that could be harmful. When emergencies occur, administering first aid within minutes often determines whether a person lives or dies. Urging individuals to learn and administer first aid can help bridge the gap until medical professionals arrive, providing better care.

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  • 27. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Expecting

    • B.

      Providing

    • C.

      Avoiding

    • D.

      Ignoring

    • E.

      Neglecting

    Correct Answer
    B. Providing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Providing". First aid experts stress the importance of providing immediate assistance to an injured person until a doctor or trained person arrives at the accident scene. This can save a life, especially in cases of breathing difficulties, severe bleeding, and shock. Therefore, the appropriate word to fill in the blank is "Providing".

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  • 28. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Determines

    • B.

      Offers

    • C.

      Vanishes

    • D.

      Reflects

    • E.

      Begs

    Correct Answer
    A. Determines
    Explanation
    The word "determines" is the correct answer because the passage is discussing the importance of first aid in determining the outcome of an emergency situation. The passage emphasizes that knowing what to do and providing first aid promptly can make a significant difference in saving a life. Therefore, the word "determines" accurately reflects the main idea of the passage.

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  • 29. 

    Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.The education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers. And yet no one seems too clear about what can be done to make it more meaningful. Many reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autono- mous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards. They argue that by allowing certain colleges to introduce their own courses, to hold seminars, and above all, to evolve their own method of assessing students, students will get a far better deal. Indeed they made out that such colleges will have a free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees. In theory, all this sounds attractive enough. But there is little to show that the managements concerned are keen on such reforms. Even today, nothing prevents a college from inviting guest speakers on specialised subjects or holding courses in English for vernacular students. But not a single one of those who are now clamouring for autonomy has bothered to do so. It is no secret that colleges which may be 'freed' to an extent from university control are highly elitist. In Bombay, for example, there is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity.The answer to the vexed problem of declining standards in higher education does not lie in encouraging the growth of 'model' institutions but in improving overall standards. This is of course easier said than done, since more young people are seeking degrees. The only solution, however unpalatable it may sound, is to drastically reduce the number of those who are admitted to colleges. Even though there is political pressure on many State Governments to build new colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes, it will be sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made far more selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher-student ratio to manageable proportions. What is more, teachers should be given refresher courses every summer vacation to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase the library budget it will help both the staff and the students a great deal. At the same time, however, it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women unless employers stop insisting on degrees even for clerical jobs. For a start, why can't the Government disqualify graduates from securing certain jobs-say Class III and Class IV posts? Once the link between degrees and jobs is severed at least in some important departments, it will make young people think twice before joining college.The author does believe that

    • A.

      Colleges have the capacity to develop courses

    • B.

      Colleges have expertise for assessment

    • C.

      Some colleges are only degree factories

    • D.

      College managements are really keen on reforms

    • E.

      Some colleges are elitist

    Correct Answer
    C. Some colleges are only degree factories
    Explanation
    The passage states that some colleges are little more than degree factories, implying that they focus solely on granting degrees rather than providing quality education. The author believes that the solution to declining standards in higher education is not to encourage the growth of these "model" institutions but to improve overall standards. Therefore, the statement "Some colleges are only degree factories" aligns with the author's belief.

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  • 30. 

    Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.The education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers. And yet no one seems too clear about what can be done to make it more meaningful. Many reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autono- mous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards. They argue that by allowing certain colleges to introduce their own courses, to hold seminars, and above all, to evolve their own method of assessing students, students will get a far better deal. Indeed they made out that such colleges will have a free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees. In theory, all this sounds attractive enough. But there is little to show that the managements concerned are keen on such reforms. Even today, nothing prevents a college from inviting guest speakers on specialised subjects or holding courses in English for vernacular students. But not a single one of those who are now clamouring for autonomy has bothered to do so. It is no secret that colleges which may be 'freed' to an extent from university control are highly elitist. In Bombay, for example, there is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity.The answer to the vexed problem of declining standards in higher education does not lie in encouraging the growth of 'model' institutions but in improving overall standards. This is of course easier said than done, since more young people are seeking degrees. The only solution, however unpalatable it may sound, is to drastically reduce the number of those who are admitted to colleges. Even though there is political pressure on many State Governments to build new colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes, it will be sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made far more selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher-student ratio to manageable proportions. What is more, teachers should be given refresher courses every summer vacation to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase the library budget it will help both the staff and the students a great deal. At the same time, however, it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women unless employers stop insisting on degrees even for clerical jobs. For a start, why can't the Government disqualify graduates from securing certain jobs-say Class III and Class IV posts? Once the link between degrees and jobs is severed at least in some important departments, it will make young people think twice before joining college.The author’s attitude in the comprehension passage is

    • A.

      Cynical

    • B.

      Optimistic

    • C.

      Critical

    • D.

      Conservative

    • E.

      Constructive

    Correct Answer
    C. Critical
    Explanation
    The author's attitude in the comprehension passage is critical. The author expresses frustration with the current education system and the lack of meaningful reforms. They criticize the idea of autonomous colleges, stating that it will only widen the gap between different types of colleges. The author also suggests reducing the number of students admitted to colleges and improving overall standards. They criticize the expansion of colleges without considering the quality of education. The author also suggests giving refresher courses to teachers and increasing the library budget. They criticize the requirement of degrees for certain jobs and propose that the government disqualify graduates from securing certain positions.

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  • 31. 

    Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.The education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers. And yet no one seems too clear about what can be done to make it more meaningful. Many reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autono- mous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards. They argue that by allowing certain colleges to introduce their own courses, to hold seminars, and above all, to evolve their own method of assessing students, students will get a far better deal. Indeed they made out that such colleges will have a free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees. In theory, all this sounds attractive enough. But there is little to show that the managements concerned are keen on such reforms. Even today, nothing prevents a college from inviting guest speakers on specialised subjects or holding courses in English for vernacular students. But not a single one of those who are now clamouring for autonomy has bothered to do so. It is no secret that colleges which may be 'freed' to an extent from university control are highly elitist. In Bombay, for example, there is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity.The answer to the vexed problem of declining standards in higher education does not lie in encouraging the growth of 'model' institutions but in improving overall standards. This is of course easier said than done, since more young people are seeking degrees. The only solution, however unpalatable it may sound, is to drastically reduce the number of those who are admitted to colleges. Even though there is political pressure on many State Governments to build new colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes, it will be sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made far more selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher-student ratio to manageable proportions. What is more, teachers should be given refresher courses every summer vacation to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase the library budget it will help both the staff and the students a great deal. At the same time, however, it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women unless employers stop insisting on degrees even for clerical jobs. For a start, why can't the Government disqualify graduates from securing certain jobs-say Class III and Class IV posts? Once the link between degrees and jobs is severed at least in some important departments, it will make young people think twice before joining college.What, according to the passage, would be the result of granting autonomy to some colleges?

    • A.

      The teacher student ratio will come down

    • B.

      Disparity and sub-urban college will increase

    • C.

      Colleges will multiply

    • D.

      Some colleges will start selling degrees

    • E.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Disparity and sub-urban college will increase
    Explanation
    Granting autonomy to some colleges, according to the passage, will result in an increase in disparity between city colleges and suburban colleges. The passage mentions that if certain colleges are given autonomy, it will only heighten the cultural gulf between these two types of colleges. Therefore, the correct answer is "Disparity and sub-urban college will increase."

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  • 32. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Hasty

    • B.

      Careless

    • C.

      Proper

    • D.

      Probable

    • E.

      Reasonably

    Correct Answer
    C. Proper
    Explanation
    The passage discusses the importance of knowing what to do in first aid situations and emphasizes that providing proper care to a victim until professional help arrives can save a life. The word "proper" is the most appropriate choice here because it aligns with the idea of following correct procedures and providing appropriate treatment. The other options, such as "hasty," "careless," "probable," and "reasonably," do not convey the same sense of thoroughness and correctness.

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  • 33. 

    Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.The education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers. And yet no one seems too clear about what can be done to make it more meaningful. Many reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autono- mous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards. They argue that by allowing certain colleges to introduce their own courses, to hold seminars, and above all, to evolve their own method of assessing students, students will get a far better deal. Indeed they made out that such colleges will have a free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees. In theory, all this sounds attractive enough. But there is little to show that the managements concerned are keen on such reforms. Even today, nothing prevents a college from inviting guest speakers on specialised subjects or holding courses in English for vernacular students. But not a single one of those who are now clamouring for autonomy has bothered to do so. It is no secret that colleges which may be 'freed' to an extent from university control are highly elitist. In Bombay, for example, there is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity.The answer to the vexed problem of declining standards in higher education does not lie in encouraging the growth of 'model' institutions but in improving overall standards. This is of course easier said than done, since more young people are seeking degrees. The only solution, however unpalatable it may sound, is to drastically reduce the number of those who are admitted to colleges. Even though there is political pressure on many State Governments to build new colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes, it will be sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made far more selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher-student ratio to manageable proportions. What is more, teachers should be given refresher courses every summer vacation to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase the library budget it will help both the staff and the students a great deal. At the same time, however, it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women unless employers stop insisting on degrees even for clerical jobs. For a start, why can't the Government disqualify graduates from securing certain jobs-say Class III and Class IV posts? Once the link between degrees and jobs is severed at least in some important departments, it will make young people think twice before joining college.Which of the following is the most significant feature of the scheme of autonomous colleges, according to the passage?

    • A.

      They can introduce new courses

    • B.

      They can hold seminars

    • C.

      They can evolve their methods of assessment

    • D.

      They can award degrees

    • E.

      They can make admissions without restrictions

    Correct Answer
    C. They can evolve their methods of assessment
    Explanation
    The most significant feature of the scheme of autonomous colleges, according to the passage, is that they can evolve their own methods of assessment. The passage states that autonomous colleges will have a free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees, and one of the mentioned aspects is the ability to evolve their own method of assessing students. This suggests that autonomous colleges will have the freedom to develop their own unique ways of evaluating students' performance, which is seen as a potential improvement in teaching standards.

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  • 34. 

    Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.The education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers. And yet no one seems too clear about what can be done to make it more meaningful. Many reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autono- mous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards. They argue that by allowing certain colleges to introduce their own courses, to hold seminars, and above all, to evolve their own method of assessing students, students will get a far better deal. Indeed they made out that such colleges will have a free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees. In theory, all this sounds attractive enough. But there is little to show that the managements concerned are keen on such reforms. Even today, nothing prevents a college from inviting guest speakers on specialised subjects or holding courses in English for vernacular students. But not a single one of those who are now clamouring for autonomy has bothered to do so. It is no secret that colleges which may be 'freed' to an extent from university control are highly elitist. In Bombay, for example, there is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity.The answer to the vexed problem of declining standards in higher education does not lie in encouraging the growth of 'model' institutions but in improving overall standards. This is of course easier said than done, since more young people are seeking degrees. The only solution, however unpalatable it may sound, is to drastically reduce the number of those who are admitted to colleges. Even though there is political pressure on many State Governments to build new colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes, it will be sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made far more selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher-student ratio to manageable proportions. What is more, teachers should be given refresher courses every summer vacation to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase the library budget it will help both the staff and the students a great deal. At the same time, however, it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women unless employers stop insisting on degrees even for clerical jobs. For a start, why can't the Government disqualify graduates from securing certain jobs-say Class III and Class IV posts? Once the link between degrees and jobs is severed at least in some important departments, it will make young people think twice before joining college.The author’s chief concern seems to be

    • A.

      Frustration among students

    • B.

      Standard of education

    • C.

      Delinking of degrees and jobs

    • D.

      Spread of college education

    • E.

      Autonomy to colleges

    Correct Answer
    B. Standard of education
    Explanation
    The author's chief concern in the passage is the standard of education. The author discusses the frustration among students and teachers in the education system and the lack of clear solutions to improve its meaning. The author also mentions the idea of autonomous colleges as a means to improve teaching standards, but questions whether the managements are truly interested in implementing such reforms. The author suggests that the declining standards in higher education can be addressed by improving overall standards and reducing the number of admissions to colleges, particularly focusing on the quality of education imparted. The author also proposes giving refresher courses to teachers and increasing the library budget to benefit both staff and students.

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  • 35. 

    In the following passage, there are blank, each of which has been numbered find appropriate word from the option given below in each case.First aid expert stress that ……26………. What to do for an …………….27………….victim until a doctor or other trained person gets to the accident scene can………….28…………… a life, especially in case of stoppage of breathing, severe bleeding and shocking.People with special ………..29…………problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are ………………...30……………to wear some sort of emblem identifying the problem as a safeguard against administration of medication that might be injurious or even…………31…………… When emergencies do occur ……………..32…………first aid within minutes often ………….33…………….life of death.………34……….. adminstaring of first aid  and………………35……………….medical professionals to provide better care.

    • A.

      Resist

    • B.

      Instigates

    • C.

      Hinder

    • D.

      Prevents

    • E.

      Enable

    Correct Answer
    E. Enable
    Explanation
    The word "enable" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence and makes sense in the context. The passage is discussing the importance of first aid in saving lives, especially in emergencies. It states that knowing what to do and providing first aid can "enable" someone to save a life until a doctor or trained person arrives. This word choice implies that taking action and providing immediate assistance can empower individuals to make a difference in life-threatening situations.

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  • 36. 

    Which of the following is the main difficulty, according to the passage, in the way of improving standards?

    • A.

      Paucity of library facility

    • B.

      Paucity of funds

    • C.

      Ever increasing number of young men wanting degree

    • D.

      Grant of autonomy to colleges

    • E.

      Absence of refresher courses

    Correct Answer
    C. Ever increasing number of young men wanting degree
    Explanation
    The main difficulty, according to the passage, in the way of improving standards is the ever increasing number of young men wanting a degree. This implies that the high demand for degrees is creating challenges in maintaining and improving educational standards.

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  • 37. 

    Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word! group of words printed In bold as used in the passage.SEETHE

    • A.

      Boil

    • B.

      Spill

    • C.

      Look inwards

    • D.

      Catch

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Boil
    Explanation
    The word "seethe" means to boil or simmer, often used to describe a strong emotion or anger. The word "boil" has a similar meaning and can be used interchangeably with "seethe" in this context. Therefore, "boil" is the most similar in meaning to "seethe" among the given options.

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  • 38. 

    Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word! group of words printed In bold as used in the passage.YAMMER

    • A.

      Strike

    • B.

      Exclaim

    • C.

      Whimper

    • D.

      Shiver

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Exclaim
    Explanation
    The word "yammer" means to talk loudly and persistently, often in a complaining or whining manner. "Exclaim" is the word that is most similar in meaning to "yammer" as it also refers to speaking loudly or suddenly, but without the negative connotation of complaining or whining. Therefore, "exclaim" is the correct answer.

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  • 39. 

    Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the words printed in bold as used in the passage.ANATHEMA

    • A.

      Benediction

    • B.

      Mercy

    • C.

      Anger

    • D.

      Amnesty

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Benediction
    Explanation
    The word "anathema" refers to something or someone that is detested or cursed. "Benediction" is the opposite of this, as it means a blessing or a prayer for guidance and protection. Therefore, "benediction" is the most opposite in meaning to "anathema".

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  • 40. 

    Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the words printed in bold as used in the passage.NEFARIOUS

    • A.

      Virtuous

    • B.

      Immortal

    • C.

      Pious

    • D.

      Clandestine

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Virtuous
    Explanation
    The word "nefarious" means extremely wicked or criminal. The word "virtuous" is the most opposite in meaning to "nefarious" as it refers to having high moral standards and being morally good. Therefore, "virtuous" is the correct answer.

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