Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following questions, a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given to make the passage complete and coherent.
1. It is a sad irony that when international oil prices are on a downward spiral, India has administered its biggest increase ever in the domestic price of petrol. __________________ The winds of reform that blew across other infrastructure industries such as telecom, transforming them unrecognisably, have largely been absent in the oil industry. The result is a mess characterised by ballooning subsidies,opaque pricing policies and a government that is guided more by political expediency than economic considerations in managing the industry.
1) We need greater transparency in the pricing methodology adopted by the oil companies.
2) Behind this irony lies a story of gross mismanagement of the oil economy by successive governments.
3) Behind this we find great cooperation of oil companies.
4) It did not allow oil companies to increase prices in the last six months.
5) Why should domestic prices of the two fuels be linked to their international prices?
2. The quest for the optimal mobile device that can advance education by improving access to learning materials and reducing costs is engaging many countries, including India. Among the more promising gadgets for the task are e-readers, which use e-ink display technology that closely matches the look and feel of a printed black and white page. Tablet computers, on the other hand, offer a full-colour, backlit screen alternative suitable for multimedia and rich content. _____________ and this concept has been put to the test in a field setting in Ghana involving distribution of e-reader hundreds of school students.
1) These technologies can significantly aid the teaching - learning process
2) These ranged from wirelessly delivered sponsored text to open access volumes that they downloaded
3) These results from the project make it clear
4) India’s grand plan to identify a tablet device for educational purposes has been virtually stillborn.
5) The centre has conceded that the Aakash tablet computer has been distributed in limited numbers
3. Yet it can still be called ‘Premier’, for it speaks for the more prosperous parts of India, ________the very names of the teams are a clue to its elitist character-two ‘kings’, two ‘Royals’ and one ‘knight’, this in a democratic republic whose constitution and laws did away with aristocratic titles of any kind.
1) and which is shining as well as wining
2) that most closely follow these teams
3) It contains minor section
4) and for the more prosperous sections within them.
5) they don’t go for it.
4. All of us should pause and took at some unpleasant realities that are going to unfold in the future.__________ . We must find ways and means to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. This can only be done by reducing oil consumption, especially for personal transport. The government must devise suitable transport policies that take off the most number of personal vehicles from public roads. If we fail to make suitable adjustments to our lifestyles, the transition to a less carbon intensive era is bound to be chaotic and disruptive. This is time of inflation.
1) The era of cheap and abundant oil is over.
2) There is too much consumption of oil.
3) There is no more consumption of oil.
4) The govt must find ways to reduce the price of fuel.
5) Oil marketing companies are of little relevance.
5. After a gap of over eight decades, the painstaking attempt to enumerate and measure castes has once again got under way. _________ Most of those argument revolved around the means by which the exercise could be accomplished and the possible end results of a cost-based head-count.
1) The current compilation of data takes the form of a socio economic records.
2) Various ambitious castes quickly perceived the chances of raising their status.
3) It has both aspects.
4) Why each caste shouldn’t response.
5) The pros and cons of compiling data on caste have been exhaustively discussed.
Directions (Q.6-10): Rearrange the following seven sentences or part of sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (F), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the question given below it.
(A) Since 1988 when the world embarked on an effort to wipe out the disease entirely,
(B) Developed by an American scientist, Albert Sabin, the oral polio vaccine (OPV) uses weakened strains of the virus.
(C) The viruses in the vaccine replicate in cell in the gut and evoke an immune response that protec ts the child when a wild virus comes along.
(D) The vaccine is easy to administer - simply put a couple of drops of it in a child’s mouth.
(E) Widespread use of the oral vaccine has brought the eradication of polio tantalisingly within reach.
(F) the number of cases has fallen by 99.8 percent.
(G) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a better sort of oral polio vaccine?
6. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) D 3) E 4) F 5) G
7. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) C 3) D 4) E 5) F
8. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) G 2) E 3) F 4) D 5) B
9. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) B
10. Which of the following should be the SEVENTH (Last) sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 2) D 3) B 4) C 5) A
1.1 , 2.1 , 3.4 , 4.2 , 5.5
G E A F B D C
6.5 , 7.5 , 8.2 , 9.2 , 10.4