Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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 (e). (ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q1. He has taken care to (A)/ compliance with the norms (B)/ so he expects the proposal (C)/ to be approved without delay. (D)/ No error (E)
Q2. Our equipment gets damage (A)/ very often in summer (B)/ because there are (C)/ frequent power cuts. (D)/ No error (E)
Q3. We have received many (A)/ of the letters from customers (B)/ asking us to extend (C)/ the deadline to repay their loans. (D)/ No error (E)
Q4. Since I had lived there (A)/ for many years the villagers (B)/ were very comfortable talked (C)/ to me about their problems. (D)/ No error (E)
Q5. The government has (A)/ launched many creative schemes (B)/ to make banking services (C)/ available to everyone. (D)/ No error (E)
Directions (6-10): The following questions have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that fits appropriately to the meaning of the sentence.
Q6. The move to allow dumping of mercury ________ an outcry from residents of the area who ________ that high levels of mercury will affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.
(a) resulted, insist
(b) provoked, fear
(c) incited, determined
(d) activated, accept
(e) angered, believe
Q7. ________ has been taken against some wholesale drug dealers for dealing in surgical items without a valid licence and maintaining a stock of _________ drugs.
(a) Note, overwhelming
(b) Step, impressive
(c) Execute, outdated
(d) Action, expired
(e) Lawsuit, invalid
Q8. Even as the ________ elsewhere in the world are struggling to come out of recession, Indian consumers are splurging on consumer goods and to ________ this growth, companies are investing heavily in various sectors.
(a) economies, meet
(b) countries, inhibit
(c) governments, measure
(d) nations, inflict
(e) companies, counter
Q9. Centre should _________ ministries whose functions ________ with the state ministries to save money, deliver efficiency and avoid duplication of work.
(a) finish, differ
(b) establish, contradict
(c) constitute, matches
(d) abolish, overlap
(e) block, vary
Q10. Many people ________ genetically modified food but the reality is that all the food that we eat has been genetically modified naturally by thousands of years of ________.
(a) praise, manipulation
(b) grow, mismanagement
(c) criticize, farming
(d) avoid, experience
(e) condemn, abuse
Sol. Substitute ‘comply’ for ‘compliance’.
Sol. Substitute ‘damaged’ for ‘damage’
Sol. Delete ‘of the’
Sol. Substitute ‘talking’ for ‘talked’
Sol. No error
Sol. Provoke means to stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone.
Sol. Expired means (of a document, authorization, or agreement) come to the end of the period of validity.
Sol. The correct words are “economies, meet”.
Sol. Abolish means formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
Overlap means extend over so as to cover partly.
Sol. Criticize means indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way.