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English Language Quiz For NIACL AO Prelims 2023 -24th August

Directions (1-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Q1. The National Knowledge Commission has said that India will have to bring ……… in education if it has to emerge as the most ………. Workforce of the world.
(a) changes, biggest
(b) reforms, talented
(c) alleviation, skiful
(d) quality, brighter
(e) outcomes, demanded

Q2. Norway has stolen a march over other developed countries by ………… that it would reduce 40% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and ……….. carbon neutral by 2030.
(a) allowing, turn
(b) posing, grew
(c) estimating, exist
(d) perceiving, arising
(e) declaring, become

Q3. A controversial plan to build an immense dam in Brazil’s rainforest was stalled when it ………. A formidable bloc of ………. In ecologists and indigenous tribes alike.
(a) resulted, hostilities
(b) gained, supporters
(c) attracted, opponents
(d) lead, protesters
(e) drew, proponents

Q4. According to a recent survey, sales figures of high end cars have seen an ……… growth in the past year, which shows that Indian consumers have ………… the impacts of recession.
(a) unprecedented, negated
(b) unbelievable, suffered
(c) unusual, worsened
(d) insignificant, endured
(e) adequate, proven

Q5. According to the language experts, children should begin talking in their mother tongue rather than a foreign language which can ………. Affect their comprehension abilities leading to serious language based ………. Later in their lives.
(a) significantly, abilities
(b) appropriately, achievements
(c) severely, advantage
(d) adversely, problems
(e) positively, issues

Q6. Contractors across the State have ……….. to stop work on the scheme after the Minister failed to give them concrete ……….. of timely payment.
(a) thought, prove (b) decided, assurance
(c) wished, demand (d) started, guarantee
(e) determined, promise

Q7. Because the ____________ leading to cancellation of flight were murky, the Minister appointed a Commission to ____________ and report that matter.
(a) staff members … undertake (b) decision … decide
(c) facts … underplay (d) events … camouflage
(e) circumstances … investigate

Q8. By ____________ of their athletic activities, a few sportsmen are able to escape the pressures that living in ____________ can create.
(a) knowledge … affluence (b) way … prosperity
(c) order … vicinity (d) virtue… poverty
(e) contrast … adversity

Q9. Infrastructure is a major _______and the budget for infrastructure development should be ________appropriately to ensure that the amazing Make in India campaign can turn into a reality sooner rather than later.
(a) agenda, assigned
(b) issue, allocated
(c) motive, granted
(d) agenda, issued
(e) matter, awarded

Q10. Albert Murray, who died in 2013 at the age of 97, was a/an _________novelist, a kind of modern-day oral philosopher and the _________of a sprawling, idiosyncratic, and consistently astonishing body of literary criticism.
(a) renowned; creater
(b) accomplished; writer
(c) critical; critic
(d) acknowledged; author
(e) established; editor


S1. Ans.(b);
Sol. Reforms and talented best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

S2. Ans.(e);
Sol. Declaring and become best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

S3. Ans.(c);
Sol. Attracted and opponents best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

S4. Ans.(a);
Sol. Unprecedented and negated best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

S5. Ans.(d);
Sol. Adversely and Problems best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Owing to failure to give concrete assurance of timely payments contractors have decided to stop work.

circumstances … investigate’ is the correct use.
Circumstances: a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action.
Investigate: carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth.

‘virtue… poverty’ is the correct use.

‘issue, allocated’ is the correct use.
Allocated– distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.

‘accomplished; writer’ is the correct option.
Accomplished: skillful, master, expert

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What are the subjects asked in NIACL AO Prelims exam 2023?

Subjects asked in NIACL AO Prelims are Reasoning Ability