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TRW

Test I Sample
Total Marks 15
Duration 60 mins
1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each.
= 10 Marks)

(2x5

a) The following advertisement appeared in an international newspaper. Based on


the advertisement, explain why AgroWorld wants the person it hires to have each of
the qualifications mentioned in the advertisement.

AGROWORLD
Come grow with us!
We are one of the worlds largest producers of agricultural products. We are
presently looking for a public relations person to serve as a national and
international liaison to promote and represent our new plant outside of
Quito, Ecuador. The successful candidate should have the following
qualifications:
Five or more years experience in international organization
Excellent cross-cultural skills and cultural sensitivity.
Excellent communication and inter personal skills.
proven ability to write press releases and promotional pieces
Strong organizational skills: able to maintain an office and direct own
Instructions:
staff.
Hint to answer the Question:
Base your analyses and discussion on, how important communication skills are for
this position and why it is important.
Your word limit is 150. It is advised that you write an approximate of your word
count after your answer.
You will have 2 questions based on Communication needs - process, Barriers to
communication or Organizational communication. This part could be a conversation
presented in the form of a dialogue too. Its always good to ask yourself questions in
terms of:
1. What is the communication about?

2. What are the problems (barriers) that interfere in the process of


communication?
3. Why is it important to overcome it?
4. How can it be resolved?
Try to base your answers on communication skills and its importance if
barriers are highlighted provide a solution. Summary of the situation can be
avoided.
Reference: Chapters 1 -4
Sharma, R.C. and K. Mohan. 2011. Business Correspondence and Report Writing.
Fourth Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.
Raman, Meenakshi and Sangeeta Sharma, 2011. Technical Communication:
Principles and
Practice, 2/e. New Delhi:
Oxford University Press.

2. Choose the best answer.

( 10 x = 5 Marks)

This part will have multiple choice questions base on the following components.
Questions should be similar to your quiz.

Adjectives
adverbs
confused words
subject & verb agreement
transitions
voice
punctuation's
selection of topic sentences

Reference: Chapters 19 , 13 and 14


Sharma, R.C. and K. Mohan. 2011. Business Correspondence and Report Writing.
Fourth Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.
Raman, Meenakshi and Sangeeta Sharma, 2011. Technical Communication:
Principles and Practice, 2/e. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.