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Direction (1-2): In each question, five B) When India became free, our top planners
statements which may have some thought that socialism could be ushered in by
grammatical errors are given. Identify the centralizing production and setting in a large
statements with the errors and mark the number of public sector units catering to the
appropriate option varied needs of the people.
1. I. RBI was quick to follow up on the move and C) Huge investments were, therefore, made in
listed out 12 top defaulters to be taking to public sector units and a number of
NCLT for resolution. autonomous or semi-government corporations
II. Bank loans to businesses and services are set up in the country.
continued to shrink in the first four month of D) With the means of production and
FY18 with most incremental lending taking distribution under government control, it was
place by way of credit cards and personal thought the economy of the country could be
loans. placed on a sound footing.
E) While public sector units performed well in
III. Digital signatures have been given legal
some areas like water supply, defense
validity and sanction in the Act.
services, postal and communication services,
IV. The users rate each submission on a 0-5 steel, oil and thermal power generation, they
scale and offer comments that range from the failed in several other areas.
constructive to unprintable. A. Only D B. A and D
V. The slowdown in home loans could be C. B and C D. Only C
attributed to the slump in real estate segment E. Only E
coupled with SBI's merger with associate 4. A) They think that their own view point or
banks stand is the only right view point or stand and
A. Only IV B. Both II and III that they have right to convert other people
C. Only III D. Both I and II to their thinking by force.
E. All are correct B) For this avowed purpose, they do not
hesitate from committing the worst of crimes
2. I. Companies shall now be able to carry out
including the murder of innocent citizens, loot
electronic commerce using legal infrastructure
or burning property, kidnapping people,
provided with the Act.
hijacking planes and creating terror in one
II. If you're pleasure-centered, you'll probably way or the other.
can do the work and go to the concert, even C) Some of the important terrorist
if your wife would be happy for you to work organization operating in different parts of the
late. world have already been identified.
III. I have known people who have completely D) Many countries like U.S.A., the United
denied their bodies; yet they received Kingdom, Germany, Korea and France had
marvelous healings. already tried privatization under similar
IV. As people use both sides of the brain, one circumstances with wonderfully encouraging
side or the other generally tends to results.
be dominant in each individual. E) India, therefore, took the cue and came
V. People tend to stay in the "comfort zone" of out with a liberalized trade and economic
their dominant hemisphere and process every policy.
situation according to either a right- or left- A. Only D B. A and D
brain preference. C. B and C D. Only C
A. Only III B. Both I and IV E. Only E
5. A) George Bush, President of the USA, swung
C. Both II and IV D. Both III and V
into action and ordered US air force to attack
E. All are correct Afghanistan and bring the terrorists to book.
Directions (3-6): Choose the B) In a massive attack, the Taliban were
statement/statements that is/are defeated and destroyed and a new
grammatically correct. government came to control Afghanistan.
C) Similarly America attacked Iraq as
3. From the huge computer of earlier days, President Saddam himself appeared to be a
computer has covered a long road to Pentium big terror.
Computers that is able to process complicated D) A group of terrorists trained in Pakistan
data in a matter of seconds. attacked Indian Parliament House on
December 13, 2001 even when the Parliament
was in session.
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E) The Indian security personnel killed all the 8. Mixing life insurance and investment is not a
five attackers on the spot but the incident smart (A)/ way to manage risk and money as
shaked whole of the country and the world. with benefits and costs unclear (B)/ in
A. Only D B. A and D traditional plans, the logic of these plans,
C. B and C D. Only C appeal only (C)/ to the agents who get high
E. Only A upfront commissions. (D)
6. A) There is, however, not denying the fact A. A B. B
that a single party government is always C. C D. D
better than a coalition government. E. No Error
B) Having convergent views on various issues, 9. Emotion reading technology could soon be
antagonistic to it they have to agree to a (A)/ used by police after a Russian firm (B)/
common minimum programmed acceptable to created a tool that can identify people in (C)/
all the parties in the coalition. a crowd and telling if they are angry, stressed
C) They have to steer clear off the or nervous. (D)
controversial issues and agree to a common A. A B. B
minimum programme in the interest of C. C D. D
stability of the government. E. No Error
D) There is, however, no denying the fact that 10. The United Nations human rights chief (A)/
a single party government is always better accused Myanmar of undertaking “a textbook
than a coalition government. example of ethnic (B)/ cleansing” and stated
E) Experience had now shown that a coalition that Myanmar’s campaign against (C)/ the
government can run as smoothly as any group violated against international law. (D)
single party government. A. A B. B
A. Only D B. A and D C. C D. D
C. B and C D. Only C E. No Error
E. Only A 11. Not only did the self-appointing God (A)
7. Direction : In the following question four /woman spew venom against the community,
statements are given. There may be some (B)/ she also made an open call for violence
grammatical mistakes in the given sentences. (C)/ against meat eaters and "seculars." (D)
Identify the grammatically incorrect A. A B. B
statement(s) and mark the option as directed. C. C D. D
I. The efflux of the nuclear thermal stations or E. No Error
of the atomic research centers, if allowed to 12. Such activities used as a heaven for fanatics
come onto contact with the ground, pollutes and militants (A)/ belonging to particular
the soil. religion processions (B)/ should be drastically
II. Girls are systematically excluded from reduced (C)/ and the misuse of religious
education and often, cultural norms on places should also not be allowed. (D)
adolescence mean they are not even free to A. A B. B
live their homes and villages to visit schools C. C D. D
or universities. E. No Error
III. Most people referring to depression in
everyday conversation usually have Direction (13-14): Four statements are
something far less severe in mind than what given below at A, B, C and D. There may be
this disorder actually involves. some errors in the given statement(s). The
IV. Human trafficking, believed to be the incorrect statement is your answer.
third-largest criminal activity in the world, is a 13. A. To drain water away from the tracks,
form of human slavery which must be railroad beds, like road beds, are designed in
addressed at the interagency level. which there is usually a bed of rock and
A. I and II B. Only III gravel resulting in fast drainage from the
C. I and III D. Only IV tracks.
E. III and IV B. Railroad beds, like road beds, are designed
Direction (8-12) : Read the sentence to find in which there is usually a bed of rock and
out whether there is any error in it. The error, gravel that results in the fast drainage from
if any, will be in one part of the sentence. If the tracks.
the given sentence is correct, the answer is C. A bed of rock and gravel, called the
'no error'. railroad bed, is designed similar to a road bed
to drain water away from the tracks.

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D. Railroad beds, like road beds, are designed 18. In a way that acknowledges women’s role,
to drain water apart from the tracks, so there (A)/ as social and biological reproducers of
is usually a bed of rock and gravel resulting in society, (B)/ finding the means in law to take
fast drainage away from the tracks. women into account, (C)/ remains a
E. All are Incorrect fundamental challenge to activism in this
14. A. Many Japanese cities had extensive tram arena, (D)/ women’s body integrally and
systems until the 1960s, when increased sexually autonomic (E)
motorization started to make some lines A. CABD B. AEBC
disappear. C. CADB D. None of these
B. Increased motorization started to make E. No correction required
some lines disappear after the1960s until 19. But rather an absence of basic infrastructural
when many Japanese cities had extensive measures (A)/ that could have prevented
tram systems. particular spots from getting overcrowded
C. When increased motorization started to (B)/ urban planners have said that the
make lines disappear, many Japanese cities tragedy was not (C)/ due to complex,
has extensive tram systems until the 1960s. unexpected phenomena, (D)/ mostly the issue
D. Until the 1960s, when increased arises out of ineffective dwelling (E)
motorization started to make some lines A. CDEB B. CDAB
disappear, many Japanese cities had C. EDBC D. None of these
extensive tram systems. E. No Correction required
E. All are incorrect
Direction (20-25): Four alternative ways of
Direction (15-19): In the given question,
writing the question statement are given.
some parts of a sentence are given, find the
Identify the best way of writing the sentence
part which does not contribute to the main
in the context of the correct use of standard
theme and the idea of the passage and
written English. If the given sentence is
rearrange the remaining parts to make a
correct and needs no improvement, mark 'No
coherent paragraph. If the given sentence is
correction required' as the answer.
correct as it is then, choose option (E). If the
20. Trump painted an dystopian picture of the
sequence is the one which is not given then
reclusive North, saying people were suffering
choose option (D) as your choice.
in “gulags” and some bribed government
15. To file returns and (A)/ so it cannot accurately
officials to work as “slaves” overseas rather
estimate how much revenue GST is yielding
living under the government at home.
(B)/ the third issue being faced by the
A. Trump has painted a dystopian picture of
government (C)/ is that taxpayers are missing
the reclusive North, say that people were
the deadlines (D)/ due to which an increase in
suffering in “gulags” and some bribed
the rates was proposed. (E)
government officials to work as “slaves”
A. CBDE B. CBAE
overseas rather than live under the
C. CDEB D. None of these
government at home.
E. No Correction Required
B. Trump was painting a dystopian picture of
16. The exporters’ input tax credit (A)/ being
the reclusive North, saying people were
locked up is an issue because (B)/ a large
suffering on “gulags” and some bribed
number of Indian exporters are small (C)/
government officials to work as “slaves”
companies which cannot afford to have a
overseas rather than live under the
significant (D)/ portion of the working capital
government at home.
unavailable (E)
C. Trump painted a dystopian picture of the
A. ADEC B. ADBC
reclusive North, saying people were suffering
C. DEBA D. None of these
in “gulags” and also some bribed government
E. No Correction Required
officials to work as “slaves” overseas rather
17. Significant reform to the country’s existing
than live under the government at home.
law, (A)/ seen by many as a potentially, (B)/
D. Trump was painted a dystopian picture of
the move sparked a spontaneous debate (C)/
the reclusive North, saying people were
which permits abortion only to save a
suffering in “gulags” and some bribed
woman’s life, (D)/ an unaccepted pregnancy
government officials to work as “slaves”
doesn’t account for (E)
overseas rather than living under the
A. BADE B. BADC
government at home.
C. BAED D. None of these
E. No Correction Required
E. No Correction Required

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21. Anti-pollution measures adopted by the Delhi C. Even healthy people should be affected at
state government in recent years includes the severe level, while those who have
limiting car use and taxing trucks that pass existing diseases will be severely impacted.
through the city, but few have succeeded. D. At the severe level, even healthy people
A. Anti-pollution measures adopted by the will be affected while those will be severely
Delhi state government in recent years impacted who has existing diseases.
include limiting car use and taxing trucks that E. No Error
pass through the city, but only less have 24. After Fukushima, a majority of Japanese
succeeded. oppose nuclear power and restart are a
B. Anti-pollution measures adopted by the delicate political issue rather than just a
Delhi state government in recent years matter of meeting technical safety
include limiting car use and taxing trucks that requirements.
pass through the city, but few have achieved A. A majority of Japanese oppose nuclear
success. power after Fukushima and restarts are a
C. Anti-pollution measures adopted by the delicate politic issue rather than just a matter
Delhi state government in recent years of meeting technical safety requirements.
include limiting car use and taxing trucks that B. After Fukushima, a majority of Japanese
passed through the city, but few succeeded. oppose nuclear power and restarts are a
D. Delhi state government adopted Anti- delicate political issue rather than just a
pollution measures in recent years include matter of meeting technical safety
limits on car use and taxing trucks that pass requirements.
through the city, but few have succeeded. C. Restarts are a delicate political issue rather
E. No Correction Required than just a matter of meet technical safety
22. The United States could propose people or requirements as a majority of Japanese
entities to be blacklisted by the Security oppose nuclear power after Fukushima.
Council’s Yemen sanctions committee, a move D. A majority of Japanese oppose nuclear
that would need consensus approval by the power after Fukushima and restarts are a
15-members. delicate political issue instead of just a matter
A. The United States should propose people or of meeting technical safety requirements.
entities to be blacklisted by the Security E. No Error
Council’s Yemen sanctions committee, a move 25. A major challenge for India in the coming
that would need consensus approval by the years will be to engage rural communities in
15-members. conversation, because our burgeoning
B. The United States could propose people or population and a revival in tiger numbers will
entities to be blacklisted by the Security only increase the intensity of conflict.
Council’s Yemen sanctions committee, a move A. A major challenge for India in the coming
that could need consensus approval by the years will be to engage rural communities in
15-members. conservation, because our burgeoning
C. A United States could propose people or population and a revival in tiger numbers
entities to be blacklisted by the Security would only increase the intensity of conflict.
Council’s Yemen sanctions committee, a move B. A major challenge from India in the coming
that would need consensus approval by the years will be to engage rural communities in
15-members. conservation, because our burgeoning
D. The United States could propose people or population and a revival in tiger numbers will
entities for blacklisted by the Security only increase the intensity of conflict.
Council’s Yemen sanctions committee, a move C. A major challenge for India in the coming
that would need consensus approval by the years will be to engage rural communities in
15-members. conservation, because their burgeoning
E. No Correction Required population and a revival in tiger numbers will
23. At the severe level, also healthy people will be only increase the intensity of conflict.
affected while those who have existing D. A major challenge for India in the coming
diseases will be severely impacted years will be to engage rural communities in
A. Even healthy people will be affected at the conservation, because our burgeoning
severe level, while those who have existing population and a revival in tiger numbers will
diseases will be severely impacted. only increase the intensity of conflict.
B. At the severe level, even healthy people E. None
will be affected while those who have existing
diseases will be severely impacting.
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Direction (26-30): In each given question, a (ii) but it was just spotted in the wild for the
sentence is divided into three parts I, II and first time at an apparently private launch
III. For each part, a correction statement is event
also given. Determine which part requires (iii) where those in attendance were
correction and mark it as your answer. apparently told also that it will be available in
26. The Indian is, indeed, inferior, but the English two versions
manufacturers/ have learned to mix it with A. Only I B. Only ii
other stocks,/ so that they will be a C. Only iii D. Both I and iii
competitor in the European markets. E. Both ii and iii
(i) The Indian is, indeed, inferior, as the 29. It's a perceived sleight that stings in a
English manufacturers country/ where 72 percent voted for Donald J.
(ii) had learned to mix it with other stocks Trump and/ manufacturing makes up about
(iii) so that it will be a competitor in the one-fifth of all jobs.
European markets. (i) It's a perceived slight that stings in a
A. Only I B. Only ii country
C. Both i and ii D. Both i and iii (ii) where 72 percent votes for Donald J.
E. Only iii Trump and
27. To keep training so hard and then seeing/ (iii) manufacturing includes about one-fifth of
that you’re not getting a chance of going to all jobs.
the Olympics /left me considering if it was A. Only I B. Only ii
worth pursuing sport. C. Only iii D. Both i and iii
(i) To keep training so hard and then seeing E. Both i and ii
(ii) that you’re not getting a chance to go to 30. Several times we sat with the new people and
the Olympics tried to put together agreements / that would
(iii) left me considering whether it was worth accommodate the needs of both of our
pursuing that sport. peoples, / each time it was us who gave
A. Only I B. Only ii privileges to the new people.
C. Only iii D. Both i and iii I. Several times we sat with the new people
E. Both ii and iii and tried to put forward agreements
28. UK-based Andy Pad has been testing its II. That would accommodate the needs for
eponymously-titled Android tablet for a little both of our peoples,
while now,/ but it was just originally spotted III. each time it was we who gave privileges
in the wild for the first time at an apparently to the new people.
private launch event,/ where those in A. Only II B. Only III
attendance were also apparently told that it C. Both II and III D. Both I and II
will be available in two versions. E. None of these
(i) UK-based Andy Pad had been testing its
eponymously-titled Android tablet for a little
while now

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