Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.
Governance in a parliamentary democracy is, clearly, the executive’s 1. The judiciary is only meant to 2 the law and 3 justice in 4 with it. Any move to 5 from this constitutional script would 6 the delicate balance of power and could lead to a constitutional 7. Whether it’s environmental conservation or the 8 of the police and paramilitary forces, the executive is fully responsible, and is only 9 to people through their elected representatives. Policies, laws or committees 10 upon the nation through judicial fiat would undermine democracy as our judiciary is not directly accountable to the citizenry.
Directions (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5). (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q11. (a) States must be encouraged /(b) to continuing with fiscal reform /(c) while reprioritising their expenditure /(d) for better social outcomes. /(e) No error
Q12. (a) The Reserve Bank of India has /(b) time to time and again /(c) expressed concern over exposure /(d) of banks to real estate. /(e) No error
Q13. (a) The city has to attract talent and capital /(b) from all over the world /(c) if it has to maintain its competitive edge /(d) and to evolve as a metropolis. /(e) No error
Q14. (a) Harder / (b) you work /(c) the better /(d) division you get./ (e) No error
Q15. (a) Besides the revenue loss /(b) this arrangement fosters /(c) a climate of mistrust /(d) between the state and citizen. /(e) No error
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S1. Ans. (b)
S2. Ans. (d)
S3. Ans. (a)
S4. Ans. (c)
S5. Ans. (e)
S6. Ans. (a)
S7. Ans. (d)
S8. Ans. (c)
S9. Ans. (e)
S10. Ans. (b)
S11. Ans. (b)
Sol. Replace ‘continuing’ with ‘continue’.
S12. Ans. (b)
Sol. It should be ‘time and again’ in place of ‘time to time and again’.
S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. Delete ‘to’.
S14. Ans. (a)
Sol. Add ‘the’ before ‘harder’.
S15. Ans. (d)
Sol. Insert ‘the’ before ‘citizen’.
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