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Directions (Questions 1-5): In each of the following questions, one or more
of the sentences is/are incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence(s).


A. A changing perception as to India has also helped.

B. India is no longer a backward, third world country.

C. Helping boost the image, are favourble opinions, of leading
international financial institutions.

D. India will be the third biggest economy by 2050, just behind China and
the US, in that order.

(1) A and D     (2) A only        (3) B only        (4) No error


A. I remember seeing a full page-advertisement with a bright background

B. The only other item on the page was a very small line of type in a
lighter shade of the same colour.

C. Since I can still recall the ad, it must made an impression.

D. Using colour to impact your design works best when it involves the
unexpected or extreme.

(1) C only        (2) B only        (3) D only       (4) No error


A. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.

B. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other
people or any other generation.

C. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour
will light our country and all who serve it.

D. The glow from that fire can truly light the world.

(1) B only        (2) A only        (3) C only        (4) No error


A. As the growing economy makes increasing demands on infrastructure
inputs, these problems could worsen in the coming year.

B. Therefore, addressing infrastructure gaps needs to doing our topmost
priority next year.

C. The second risk lies in the global macroeconomic imbalances, reflected
in the twin deficits of the US and rising surpluses of Asia.

D. The longer these imbalances have persisted, the greater has become the
risk of a disruptive correction.

(1) A only        (2) B only        (3) D only        (4) C only


A. The only problem is that the wickets that are on offer for domestic
cricket are hardly conducive for batsman.

B. It is here that BCCI neds to show the same will, as they have shown in
making players play domestic cricket.

C. For years now, pitches have been prepared to suit the home team’s
strengths and that is fine so long as the pitch is not a lottery.

D. If one goes by the scores in some of the matches, especially Delhi’s
games, then it is quite obvious that the pitches prepared are sub-standard and
not conducive to a fair contest between bat and ball.

(1) A only        (2) B only        (3) D only        (4) C only

Directions (Questions 6-10): Choose the option that fills the blanks in
each sentence.

6. In the absence of native predators to stop the spread of their
population, the imported goats _____ to such an inordinate degree that they
over-grazed the countryside and _____ the native vegetation.

(1) suffered, abandoned

(2) propagated, cultivated

(3) thrived, threatened

(4) dwindled, eliminated

7. Carried away by the _____ effects of the experimental medication, the
patient ____ his desire to continue as a subject for as long as he could.

(1) noxious, proclaimed

(2) supplementary, announced

(3) frantic, repeated

(4) salutary, reiterated

8. Just as a highway automobile accident leaves lasting marks of spilled
coolant, _____ and oil, the smashing together of gigantic land masses releases
and redirects fluids that flow, heat, _____ and deposit, leaving an enduring
record of their presence.

(1) fuel evaporate

(2) petrol, disappear

(3) paint, mark

(4) anti-freeze, drip

9. The Young boy’s _____ attempts to explain to his girlfriend why he had
failed to show up for their movie date did little to ease her _____ feelings.

(1) veracious, vacuous

(2) impassioned, disconsolate

(3) unbelievable, gluttonous

(4) chronic, vicarious

10. A few decades ago, _____ about gender roles made it somewhat difficult
for a woman to study veterinary science, but today, female veterinarians are

(1) preconceptions, prevalent

(2) diatribes, affluent

(3) mindsets, poor

(4) lectures, negligent.

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1(2)    2(1)    
3(4)    4(2)     5(3)   
 6(3)   7(4)   
8(1)     9(1)    10(1)   

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