# Section – I

1. (a, b), (b, c) and (c, a) are the roots of x2 – 2px + 3 = 0, x2 – 2qx + 5 = 0 and x2 – 2rx + 15 = 0 respectively, where a, b and c are positive real numbers. Find the value of p + q + r. (a) 6 (b) –9 (c) 9 (d) 18 Seven students appeared for an exam in which the maximum marks were 100. The marks scored by the students in the exam were found to be seven distinct integer values. The arithmetic mean of their marks was 88 whereas the median of their marks was 92. What could be the maximum difference between the marks of any two students? (a) 54 (b) 46 (c) 57 (d) 60 Find the smallest number which when divided by 3, 5, 7 and 11 leaves remainders 2, 4, 6 and 1 respectively. (a) 419 (b) 104 (c) 209 (d) None of these

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Directions for questions 4 to 6: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. In the month of April 2011, each of the five travel agencies – Aaram Time, Best Travels, Cruise Point, Dreams Tour and Easy Trips – provided holiday packages for each of the five destinations – Paris, Qatar, Rome, Switzerland and Thailand. The table given below shows the break-up of the number of packages sold by a travel agency to the different destinations.

Agency Aaram Time Best Travels Cruise Point Dreams Tour Easy Trips Destination Paris 15% 10% 30% 15% 7.50% Qatar 8% 20% 20% 40% 15% Rome 24% 40% 35% 45% 37.50% Switzerland 45% 18% 15% 0% 18% Thailand 8% 12% 0% 0% 22% Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
The table given below shows the break-up of the number of packages sold for a destination by the different travel agencies.

Destination Agency Aaram Time Best Travels Cruise Point Dreams Tour Easy Trips Total
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Paris 25% 20% 30% 15% 10% 100%

Qatar 10% 30% 15% 30% 15% 100%

Rome 16% 32% 14% 18% 20% 100%

Switzerland 50% 24% 10% 0% 16% 100%

Thailand 20% 36% 0% 0% 44% 100%

If a total of 13020 packages were sold by the five travel agencies together, what was the total number of packages sold by Aaram Time? (a) 3255 (b) 3151 (c) 3100 (d) 2604

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If 1200 packages were sold by Easy Trips for Qatar, what was the total number of packages sold by Cruise Point for Switzerland? (a) 600 (b) 400 (c) 650 (d) 900 If 4800 packages were sold by Best Travels for the five destinations together, what was the total number of packages sold by the five travel agencies together for Rome? (a) 4400 (b) 5000 (c) 5600 (d) 6000 The first and the last term of an arithmetic progression, having at least three terms, are 5 and 25 respectively. If all the terms of this arithmetic progression are integers, find the number of different values that the common difference of the arithmetic progression can take. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 5 (d) 7 In the figure given below, ABCD is a parallelogram. The area of rectangle BGDH is 50% more than the area of square AECF. Find the ratio of the length of AB to the length of BC.
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Six men can complete two-third of a work in 5 days, six women can complete one-fifth of the work in 3 days and five children can complete one-fourth of the work in 6 days. In how many days can a man, a woman and a child working together complete the work? (a) 18 (b) 20 (c) 24 (d) 30 If a number is written as 100100100100100100100 in Base 2, how will it be written in Base 8? (a) 4444444 (b) 7777777 (c) 2222222 (d) None of these In how many ways can four identical yellow balls and two identical red balls be arranged on the circumference of a circle? (a) 3 (b)

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Find the number of possible solutions of m! = a! + b! + c!, where m, a, b and c are positive integers. (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 7 (d) 1 Rohan uses a car to go to his college from his home. If he drives at 50 km/hr, he reaches the college 4 minutes late, whereas, if he drives at 60 km/hr, he reaches the college 1 minute early. What is the distance of the college from his home? (a) 20 km (b) 15 km (c) 25 km (d) 30 km

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Directions for questions 14 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The line-graph given below shows some data regarding the plantation and survival of seedlings in a country called Drizzleland from the year 2005 to the year 2011.

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In how many of the given years was the number of seedlings that survived more than the average number of seedlings that survived during the period 2005 to 2011? (a) 3 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 5 In how many years from 2006 to 2011 did the number of seedlings that survived showed either an increase of at least 15% or a decline of at most 20% over the previous year? (a) 5 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 2 In which of the following years was the percentage change in the number of seedlings that perished as compared to the previous year the highest? (a) 2008 (b) 2009 (c) 2010 (d) 2011 In ∆ABC, AB = 16 cm and AC = 9 cm. What is the length of the perpendicular drawn from the vertex A to the side BC if the circumradius of the triangle is 9 cm? (a) 12 cm (b) 15 cm (c) 8 cm (d) Cannot be determined If the lines x = a + m, y = –2 and y = mx are concurrent, what is the least possible value of |a|? (a)

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A natural number N has ‘k’ distinct prime factors. If the total number of factors of N is 72, then what is the product of all the possible values of k? (a) 180 (b) 60 (c) 24 (d) 120

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A and B are standing on the opposite banks of a river. At a particular moment, they observe the angle of elevation of the top of a ship sailing on the river to be 30° and 60° respectively. If the height of the ship is 30 m, what is the distance between A and B? (The ship is travelling along the straight line joining A and B.) (a) 30 3 m (b) 40 3 m (c) 60 2 m (d) 45 2 m

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Two distinct numbers are picked randomly from the first ten natural numbers. Find the probability that the L.C.M. of the two numbers is 6. (a)

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What is the minimum value of a2x + b2y + c2z if abxyz = 54c, where a, b, c, x, y and z are positive real numbers?
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A leap year X has exactly the same calendar as another leap year Y. What can be the absolute difference between the values of X and Y? (a) 12 (b) 28 (c) 40 (d) All of these A square is inscribed in a circle and the circle is inscribed in a regular octagon. Find the ratio of the area of the square to that of the octagon. (a) 1 + 2 : 4

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Directions for questions 25 to 27: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Ina, Mina and Dika had some money with which they decided to buy the shares of two companies – Bindaas and Jhakkas. The amount with Mina was 1/3rd of the total money available with the three of them. Ina and Mina spent equal amounts of money in buying Bindaas shares. The amount spent by Mina on buying Jhakkas shares was twice that of Dika. The amount spent by Ina on buying Jhakkas shares was 50% more than the amount spent on Jhakkas shares by Mina and Dika together. The amount spent by Dika on Bindaas shares was 1/9th of the total initial money with the three of them. The amount spent on Jhakkas shares by the three of them together was 1/3rd of the total initial money with them. Mina and Dika had equal amounts of money left with them after making the purchases. The amount spent by Dika in buying Jhakkas shares was equal to the amount left with Mina after making the purchases. The money left with Ina after making the purchases was 1/15th of the total initial money with the three of them. The amount spent on Jhakkas shares by Mina and Dika together was <2,00,000 more than the money that was left with the two of them after making the purchases. 25. If the price of a Bindaas share was <5,000 then find the number of Bindaas shares bought by the three of them together. (a) 420 (b) 440 (c) 460 (d) 480 What was the money available with Ina in the beginning? (a) <21,00,000 (b) <30,00,000 (c) <24,00,000 (d) <18,00,000
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Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? I. The money spent on purchases as a percentage of the money available with an individual in the beginning was the highest for Dika among the three. II. The three of them were left with a sum of <7,00,000 after making the purchases. (a) Only I (b) Only II (c) Both I and II (d) Neither I nor II

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In the figure given below, circle C1 touches three sides of rectangle ABCD and circle C2 touches the circle C1 and two sides of the rectangle. If AB = 9 cm and BC = 8 cm, find the area (in cm2) of the unshaded region of the rectangle.
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A Russian luxury pen maker sells ‘x’ pens to a supermarket called Large Bazaar at a total price of <(100 + 120x). If the Large Bazaar sells all the pens at a total price of <3x2, find the maximum loss (in <) that could have been incurred by the Large Bazaar. (a) 700 (b) 1,000 (c) 1,225 (d) 1,300
1  1  are integers? How many terms in the expansion of  3 5 + 13 8      (a) 201 (b) 126 (c) 25 1000

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Section – II
31. Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option. 1. Does Abu Qatada plays World of Warcraft? 2. Did he once, like Anders Behring Breivik, dedicate a sabbatical year to “hardcore” playing of the game? 3. Perhaps we will find out when Abu Qatada, often described as the spiritual leader of al-Qaida in Europe, finally faces trial. 4. But I wouldn’t bet on it. (a) 1 and 2 32. (b) Only 1 (c) 3 and 4 (d) 2, 3 and 4

Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option. 1. Everyone agrees: the future of Europe lies in German hands. 2. Berlin is now de facto capital of European Union, the place where the crucial decisions are taken. 3. They speak about this shift in Brussels and Paris and certainly in Athens, Rome and Madrid. 4. Everywhere in fact – except Germany. (a) Only 2 (b) 1 and 2 (c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 3 and 4

Directions for questions 33 and 34: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. During a cycle racing event in 2008 Olympic Games, eight riders – Alex, Fausto, Hilton, Jason, Matt, Nathan, Rahsaan and Ryan – cycled in eight different lanes on a track. The lanes were numbered 1 to 8 from left to right in that order. In a strange coincidence, the finishing positions of all the riders were same as their lane numbers. E.g. the rider cycling in the lane numbered 1 finished first, the rider cycling in the lane numbered 2 finished second and so on. It is also known that: (i) Exactly two riders finished between Hilton and Rahsaan. (ii) Jason finished just ahead of Rahsaan. (iii) Nathan finished just ahead of Alex. (iv) Jason finished ahead of Hilton. (v) Neither Matt nor Ryan finished last. (vi) Exactly two riders finished ahead of Jason. 33. Who could not have finished fifth in the race? (a) Alex (b) Matt

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Who finished seventh and eighth respectively in the race? (a) Rahsaan and Fausto (b) Hilton and Fausto (c) Jason and Hilton (d) Cannot be determined

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Which of the following behaviors is the author not likely to label superstitious? (a) A cricketer blaming the number on his jersey for missing out on a century. (b) A student blaming his/her leaking pen for failure in exams. (c) A doctor certifying to the healing touch of prayers. (d) None of the above There are eight boxes and each box contains seven gold coins. Each coin in one of the boxes weighs 12 grams and each coin in the rest of the seven boxes weighs 10 grams. What is the minimum number of weighings required to identify the box containing 12 gram coins using an electronic weighing machine? (a) 1 (b) 5 (c) 7 (d) 3

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Direction for questions 39 to 41: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. The preoccupation with vitality involves establishing different kinds of limits or boundaries to respectively different kinds of relations of vitality. Humans draw a distinction between their own children and those of another. One usually does not love another’s children as if they were one’s own. And one does not usually love another nation as if it were one’s own. Such a limitation on the recognition of, and the love for, what is understood to be one’s own is a consequence of the preoccupation with the continuation of the self, both its biological and cultural components. The love that one has for one’s nation is designated by the term ‘patriotism’. The widely used term ‘love’ as an expression of the attachments that the individual has to his or her nation is not altogether satisfactory because we also employ the same term to describe the attachments one has to one’s paramour, children, friends, and god. Indeed, some individuals have genuinely loved all of humanity. What such a wide use of the term indicates is that, in each of these instances, the individual puts aside, or ‘transcends’, his or her own self-interest for the sake of others. However, understanding properly the character of such attachments should take into account not only the act of Self-transcendence common to all of these attachments, but also the different objects of those attachments. Thus, it may be more helpful to distinguish the love for one’s paramour or children from the ‘love’ for one’s nation by understanding patriotism as signifying attachments of loyalty to a territorial community. There are often different aspects to the patriotic attachments that one forms to one’s nation, as a consequence of the different factors involved in the historical formation of a particular nation. One may, for example, be loyal to one’s nation because of its laws, or its customs, or its religion. There are usually many and differing, even conflicting, views of the nation that correspond to these different factors. However, inescapable is the fact that the individual often shows a preference for his or her fellow nationals. This preference need not take the form of a prejudice against, or hatred of, those who are not members of one’s nation. Patriotism need not deny varying and different pursuits by the members of the nation. It need not reject differing conceptions of the nation held by members of the nation, as nationalism often does. Indeed, in so far as patriotism implies a commitment to the well-being of one’s country, it provides the basis for working out the differences, involving reasonable compromise, between the individual members of the nation and their differing conceptions of what the nation should be out of a concern for promoting that well-being. The process of working out these differences through compromise is politics. The concern for the well-being of the nation that includes the willingness to compromise is central to the civility between the members of the nation that makes politics possible.

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The author is likely to agree with which of the following statements? (a) One’s love for oneself leads to love for one’s children and nation. (b) The love for one’s nation depends on the love for one’s children. (c) Patriotism like nationalism rejects differing conceptions of the nation held by its members. (d) Patriotism arises only when one transcends his/her self-interests. According to the author what is the genesis of politics? (a) The concern for the well-being of the nation. (b) Patriotism, because it involves the working out of differences involving compromises between members of a nation to promote its well-being. (c) Nationalism because it is the historical formation of a nation. (d) The different aspects of patriotic attachments that one forms to one’s nation. Which of the following is in line with the author’s concept of love? A. The term love has lost its true meaning as it is now freely bandied around. B. Love indicates setting aside or transcending one’s self interest for the sake of others. C. Patriotism, not love, is a more appropriate term to define what we feel for our country as it implies self-transcendence. D. Love is defined by the idea of extension of oneself and not by the property of the element being loved. (a) Only B (b) C and A (c) B and C (d) All of the above

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Directions for questions 42 to 44: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Six candidates – Piyush, Qureshi, Rohit, Sumit, Tanmay and Umang – were called for an interview at EMW Pvt. Ltd. for the post of Marketing Manager. Each of them has a different surname among Firoz, Hari, Singh, Tiwari, Vyom and Wadhwah and was called on a different day of a week from Monday to Saturday. It was observed that the first letter of the name and that of the surname were not same for any of the six candidates. It is also known that: (i) Qureshi and Sumit were called on two consecutive days, in no particular order. (ii) Mr. Wadhwah was called on the day next to the one on which Mr. Firoz was called. (iii) Exactly three candidates were called between Qureshi and Tanmay. (iv) Rohit Wadhwah was called on Friday. Piyush’s surname is Hari. (v) Mr. Vyom and Mr. Hari were called on two consecutive days, in no particular order. 42. Which of the following is the surname of Sumit? (a) Tiwari (b) Firoz (c) Vyom Who among the following was called on Thursday? (a) Piyush (b) Umang (c) Sumit Mr. Vyom was called on which of the following days? (a) Sunday (b) Wednesday (c) Friday

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Which of the following can be inferred from the passage? (a) Political philosophers have specialized knowledge. (b) Our political beliefs draw on the original thoughts of political philosophers although not necessarily as told to us directly by them. (c) Political philosophers spread their knowledge directly to the people. (d) Prisoners in caves believe that the shadows they see are different from real things. Which of the following statements about political philosophers is validated by the passage? (a) A political theory that provides answers to problems faced by a time may not necessarily be correct. (b) The social and political conditions of a time will decide if a political philosophy will survive and gain momentum. (c) Political philosophers think in the same way as do common people. (d) Political philosophers propose shift in thinking that corresponds to political and social change.

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Directions for questions 48 to 50: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Amar went for a vacation to a different place every year from 2004 to 2008. His vacation lasted for a different number of day(s) among 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on each occasion, in no particular order. It is also known that: (i) His vacation in 2007 lasted a day longer as compared to the year when he went to Singapore. (ii) He went to Europe in the year next to the one in which he went to the USA. (iii) He went to Bangkok in the year next to the one in which his vacation lasted for just 1 day. (iv) He didn’t go to Europe in 2008. His vacation in Europe lasted for less than 5 days. (v) His vacation in 2006 lasted a day longer as compared to the year when he went to Nepal. (vi) He went to Bangkok in 2005 and his vacation lasted for less than 5 days. 48. Which of the following combinations of the destination and the year of vacation is not correct? (a) Nepal – 2008 (b) Europe – 2007 (c) Singapore – 2004 (d) None of these How many days did Amar spend on his vacation in Europe? (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? I. He spent 1 day on his vacation in Nepal. II. He spent 4 days on his vacation in the USA. (a) Only I (b) Only II (c) Both I and II (d) Neither I nor II

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Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate one. A. Researchers say they may soon be able to identify babies at high risk of autism as early as 6 months old. B. Currently, clinicians can’t diagnose autism until toddlers are about 2, when the first behavioral and language symptoms of the developmental disorder become noticeable. C. There is a push to identify at-risk babies earlier, though, since early intervention may be critical for halting abnormal development. D. But while scientists are developing more sophisticated screening tests there is still no reliable way to diagnose the condition in younger infants. E. Now, reporting in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers says that they may have a tool that will select out the highest risk infants at just six months old. (a) ABCDE (b) AEBCD (c) BEACD (d) ABCED

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Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate one. A. Thanks to Google Maps satellite imagery, online map enthusiasts have discovered a few oddlooking formations in China. B. While nobody has figured out what substance was used to create the forms, speculation has surfaced that the grid pattern was used in some sort of military training. C. If crop circles are too 20th century for you, how about some large white lines—laid out in an odd grid-like pattern—strewn across the Chinese desert? D. And with the discovery of the white lines stretching over one mile long and 3,000 feet wide, you can be certain folks will continue searching for more interesting Chinese designs. E. Located north of the Shule River, the remote area is perfect for military training. (a) CADBE (b) ABCDE (c) CABED (d) ADEBC

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There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. The __________________ at Clube Nacional is perfect, and one immediately _______________ the film version of this story: lone journalist, snubbed by (many of) his peers for his collegial exposés, sits at a table in a dimly-lit tavern, sipping his glass of milky feni. (a) aura, limns (b) feel, cognizes (c) emanation, assimilates (d) ambience, envisions

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There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. With the publication, all ____ broke loose. For a moment, at least. Then, everything went back to _________________. . (a) hell, normal (b) perdition, conventional (c) pandemonium, square one (d) order, kosher

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A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki said that perhaps Azarenka and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova had taken the power game in women’s tennis to another level. Martina Navratilova called it the rivalry (Azarenka-Kvitova) of the future which would perhaps leave the likes of Sharapova behind. They are very talented players with intense personalities. They’re very professional about how they go about things. If they stay healthy, that’s the rivalry to come. __________________________________ (a) Azarenka herself said that the one noticeable difference in her game was her fitness. (b) It wasn’t so long ago that Azarenka herself debated on turning her back on the sport. (c) Radwanska, who has already lost to Azarenka thrice this year, said, “I think she’s more consistent.” (d) Wozniacki, recovering from a shoulder injury, has not won a Grand Slam title in the last two years.

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A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Every one of his predictions of 2011, about the Eurozone crisis, about GDP growth and interest rates, had proved wrong by a mile. Historians, too, have had a mixed year. Certainly, the neo-liberal consensus of the 1980s and ’90s about ‘how the market knows best’ has been swept away with a vengeance. Now, rather than obeisance to economists’ models, it is quite common to see academic historians drawing learned parallels between the events of 2008-12 and the Great Depression, the depression of the 1870s, or even going back to the ‘sovereign debt crises’ of the Middle Ages. ________________________ (a) A decade back, Francis Fukuyama’s prediction of ‘the end of history’ and the triumph of free market economics and liberal democracy was disdained. (b) All this reminds political scientists and historians that past events shape their mindsets and arguments in a pervasive and subtle way. (c) A financial columnist in a major British newspaper confessed some time back that he wasn’t eating Christmas pudding this year so much as ‘humble pie’. (d) Time also has a habit of restoring some tattered reputations.

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A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. This, Rielly contends, is mainly because of the overemphasis in India on academic grades and marks rather than innovation and originality. TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is really looking for the mavericks, the iconoclasts. It’s okay they went to IIT so long as they are doing something awesome with it . . . like making a low-cost healthcare device. It’s pointless to send resumes that show you as an IIT or IIM graduate with great grades if you haven’t done anything else in your life. __________________ (a) Indeed, admissions offices in many US colleges and universities, also despair about the lame applications from India. (b) The weakest part is usually the essay that offers no vision, ideas, or clarity. (c) Tom Rielly, the organisation’s Director of Partnerships, mused about the poor quality of applications he gets from India for TED fellowships. (d) Still, the reason Indians succeed to the extent they do also comes from the survival instinct.

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The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. PECK (a) New Zealand is at the top of the pecking order of rugby nations. (b) She sat nervously pecking at her food. (c) He pecked off her cheek as he went out. (d) A robin was pecking at crumbs on the ground. The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. SING (a) Bullets sang past my ears. (b) She felt faint and the blood was singing in her head. (c) She usually sings on in the shower. (d) The kettle was singing away on the stove. Four sentences are given below, labeled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence. (a) While the Homeric passage that comes most readily to mind emphasizes the cleverness and beauty of the heroines, the tragic examples stress extremity—the horrible crimes committed by or against them. (b) But there is a further twist—the figure to whom the heroines of old are compared and found wanting is herself a heroine. (c) Helen is a heroine whose cult may be associated with female life transitions, although in this case we have only the sketchiest indication of ritual practice. (d) In each case the exemplary heroine is something of a straw woman, set up only to be knocked flat by the superior virtue or the greater enormity of the object of the comparison.

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