Q1. Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below is given a sentence with four words printed in bold type. These are numbered as 1), 2), 3) and 4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark 5), ie ‘All correct’, as your answer.
1. Addressing (1) his first campaign rally (2) in Jammu, Modi had reterated (3) that the BJP wanted a discussion on Article 370 since (4) it concerned the people of India. All correct 5)
2. Making fighting corruption and transparency his clarion (1) call, he held out the promise of cleansing (2) our political system of its shady (3) machinations (4). All correct 5)
3. The enthusiastic acceptance of the invitation by SAARC leaders stands testimoney (1) to the burgeoning (2) popularity of and changing perception about Modi in the region (3), especially (4) in Pakistan. All correct 5)
4. The stunning (1) success of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), is seizing (2) control of almost a third of Iraq in less than a weak (3) came as a shock (4) to Washington. All correct 5)
5. Vocational (1) training, entrepreneur (2) mentoring and the interdisciplinery (3) interactions will help students go from being (4) just job seekers to job creators. All correct 5)
Directions (Q. 6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
6. 1) My memories of Delhi University start / 2) when I had been a child / 3) and visited the university / 4) and its surrounding ridge. / 5) No error
7. 1) The largest residential university in Asia, / 2) BHU was established in 1916 as an exemplar of academic excellence / 3) and has become synonymous with a life / 4) teeming with enriching experiences. / 5) No error
8. 1) Narendra Modi must help his party return to power in Maharashtra / 2) later this year and in UP and Bihar, where / 3) the electorate have voted in his favour but / 4) the state government is run by an adversary. / 5) No error
9. 1) A majority of weather forecasting models indicates that / 2) an El Nino weather phenomenon may develop / 3) around the middle of the year / 4) but it is too early to assess its likely strength. / 5) No error
10. 1) Two sharpshooters of the gang have arrested / 2) in connection with the sensational road rage / 3) incident which claimed two lives / 4) in Bawana more than a month ago. / 5) No error
Q2. Directions: (1 - 10): Read the following passage carefully and answers the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
By talking about action and reaction we adroitly dodge the issue of political responsibility. But recourse to schoolboy science, including social science more often than not, misses the main points of a riot completely. The killings and the carnage have proved, if proof indeed was necessary, that riots do not happen because social sentiments overflow normal bounds and move otherwise reasonable people to indulge in mayhem. Instead of social science analysis we rather need an autopsy of a riot. If such an autopsy were to be conducted it would become abundantly clear those riots are created by interested organizations that have the tacit or active support of the government in power.
A social science analysis of a riot can go off on a tangent. It might suggest that there are certain classes that are situation ally more predisposed towards violence. It might also make the claim that there is an inherent and irreconcilable animosity between cow worshippers and beef eaters. To be anti is one thing, but to actually seek the hated other with blunt and sharp objects or bombs is quite another. There is a qualitative difference between the two. Riots do not occur because of structural imperatives or social compulsions. Nor do they happen because mass sentiments just cannot take humiliations any more. Riots need, as a necessary condition, organizations that plot mass killings.
The job of social forensic is to uncover such conspiracies and to expose the accused. Only a determined and a dogged social forensic investigation can tell us about the most pertinent facts of a riot. The analysis of class structure, or occupational profile, or even historical memory can hardly enlighten us as to who were the actual perpetrators of a riot. We have no option but to rely on social forensics if we want to know who paid money to whom for doing what, and which officials and representatives protected the rioters. Instance after instance can be cited in this regard to demonstrate the relevance of social forensics. This is the all important fact behind a riot and it is only forensics that can help us to grasp it.
1. What can substitute the idiom go off on a tangent as used in the passage?
(1) Be on the periphery
(2) Be incomprehensive
(3) Change suddenly from one thought to another
(4) Be irrelevant
(5) None of these
2. What factors comprise social forensics?
(1) The reaction perpetrated by the action
(2) Analyzing the role of organizations with vested interests naming administrative
(3) To study social and political compulsions
(4) An analysis free from social prejudices
(5) None of these
3. Which of the following statement/statements is/are NOT TRUE in context of the passage?
(A) To be anti-something draws a parallel with seeking revenge
(B) Social science cannot analyze the riot
(C) Politically ulterior motives help graduate riots.
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only A and C
(4) Only B and C
(5) All are not true
4. What can be said of the author in context of the passage?
(1) He seems to be a victim of riots
(2) He has a bias against government
(3) He is a protagonist of the use of science and social sciences.
(4) He is a forensic expert
(5) None of these
5. Which of the following has not been mentioned in the passage?
(1) Sentiments of the masses
(2) Class sentiments
(3) Differences that can be harmonized
(4) Pertinence of social forensics
(5) Only 3 & 4
6. Why do we need to analyze a riot?
(1) So the finger should point in the right direction at the right party.
(2) To bring the governments to the book.
(3) To purge our minds of mindsets
(4) To break the nexus between the administration and politics
(5) All of these
For (7-8): Which of these following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as word printed in bold letters as used in context of the passage.
(2) Volatile situation
(1) Study of the cause
(2) Case study
(5) Root cause
For (9 – 10): Which of the following is the Opposite in meaning as word printed in bold letters as used in context of the passage.
Q3. Read the paragraph carefully and determine the main point the author is trying to make. What conclusion can be drawn from the argument? Each paragraph is followed by five statements. One statement supports the author's argument better than the others do.
One New York publisher has estimated that 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States want an anthology that includes the complete works of William Shakespeare. And what accounts for this renewed interest in Shakespeare? As scholars point out, his psychological insights into both male and female characters are amazing even today.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
Q4. Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.
When they heard news of the hurricane, Maya and Julian decided to change their vacation plans. Instead of traveling to the island beach resort, they booked a room at a fancy new spa in the mountains. Their plans were a bit more expensive, but they'd heard wonderful things about the spa and they were relieved to find availability on such short notice.
Q5. Arrange the words given below in a meaningful sequence.
1. Key 2. Door 3. Lock
4. Room 5. Switch on
A. 5, 1, 2, 4, 3
B. 4, 2, 1, 5, 3
C. 1, 3, 2, 4, 5
D. 1, 2, 3, 5, 4
E. None of these
Q6. Due to enormous profits involved in smuggling, hundreds of persons have been attracted towards this anti-national activity. Some of them became millionaires overnight. India has a vast coastline both on the Eastern and Western Coast. It has been a heaven for smugglers who have been carrying on their activities with great impunity. There is no doubt, that from time to time certain seizures were made by the enforcement authorities, during raids and ambush but even allowing these losses the smugglers made huge profits.
The passage best supports the statement that
Q7. Arrange the words given below in a meaningful sequence.
A. 4, 3, 1, 2, 5
B. 4, 2, 5, 1, 3
C. 4, 3, 2, 1, 5
D. 4, 2, 1, 3, 5
E. None of these
Q8. Choose the word which is different from the rest.
Q9. Sentences given in the following question, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
A. Lying at the point where the Eurasian plate constantly bumps up against the Indo-Australian plate, volcanoes in the archipelago have long been associated with outsized eruptions, deaths and misery.
B. With some 140 active volcanoes, Indonesia is a hotbed of tectonic plate activity.
C. The flip side of the destruction is the availability of a vast amount of geothermal energy that if harnessed, can provide Indonesia with the kind of clean and reliable energy source it is in desperate need of.
D. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, for example, killed more than 37,000 people and is considered to be one of the loudest sounds ever heard in modern history.
E. But all this geological ferment is not an unmitigated negative.
Q10. Sentences given in the following question, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
A. Another of his start-ups was sold to Dreambook.
B. He founded the first company to start file sharing.
C. But unlike most of his fellow technologists, he eventually came to feel that the rise of digital networks was no panacea.
D. He was there, more or less, at its creation.
E. Aman has an unusual authority to criticize the digital economy