Direction (1-5): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given which is then divided into five parts. There is no error in four out of five parts and therefore only one of the parts is incorrect. You must choose the grammatically incorrect part as your answer.
Q1. Even as the first phase of rescued(A)/ operations in flood-hit areas in Kerala drew to(B)/ a close on Tuesday and the government shifted its focus(C)/ to post-flood relief operations, as many as(D)/ 32 people are still missing in the State(E).
Q2. The government has stepped by(A)/ the movement of relief materials(B)/ and intensified(C)/ cleanliness drive in(D)/ the flood-hit areas(E).
'stepped up' means to advance
'stepped by' means marked by successive degrees usually of limited extent
Q3. All these gestures confirm that both(A)/ the Prime Ministers is at least(B)/ sticking by diplomatic courtesy(C)/ against the backdrop of an(D)/ otherwise acrimonious relationship(E).
Q4. To begin with, the(A)/ situation at the Line of Control urgently needs(B)/ attention, and a restoration(C)/ of the ceasefire would be(D)/ a major move forwarded for both countries(E).
Q5. The Supreme Court was hearing a bunch(A)/ of applications seeking a complete nationwide banned on the use(B)/, manufacture, licensing, sale, resale or distribution(C)/ of firecrackers and sparklers of any kind in a(D)/ bid to combat pollution on an emergency basis(E).
Directions (6-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement.
The Union Ministry of Environment submitted a five-page affidavit to the Supreme Court suggesting ways to __(6)__ with the pollution problem and __(7)__ out short-term measures to combat pollution during Diwali. The Centre __(8)__ working __(9)__ with institutions like the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Environment Engineering Research Institute, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), CPCB to deal __(10)__ Diwali pollution.
Directions(11-15):In each of the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five options and each blank is to be filled with the same word given below to make the sentence correct. Fill up the sentences with the correct word.
Q11. (I) We are sympathetic to the laid-off workers, but no one would _______ the cotton gin not be installed.
(II) Taken together, those findings _______ that almost all economic growth in the last 120-plus years was from technology.
Q12. (I) The demons had been able to enter her _______ when the sky broke apart.
(II) And the sky was a fairy _______ like the earth.
Q13. (I) For this act of _______ the king and kingdom were placed under interdict.
(II) His _______ was made the excuse for the outlawry of himself and his family.
Q14. (I) They were remiss to ignore the small, but growing _________ of users.
(II) This type of _________ was not one we planned for.
Q15. (I) He wanted to _________ the present suffering.
(II) A centralized policy would compound, not ________, the problem.