Direction (1-5): Below in each question, some sentences are given, find the sentence which is not really contributing to the main theme of the passage or find the odd one out.
A. For the past six consecutive quarters, the growth rate has gone down steadily, from 9.2% at the end of the quarter ending March 2016, to 7.9%, 7.5%, 7.0%, 6.1% and now 5.7% at the end of the June quarter.
B. The GDP is measured in at least two different ways.
C. The government’s move this past week to publish economic data for the April to June quarter of this year needs a look.
D. The real growth of GDP, i.e. after removing the impact of inflation, was only 5.7%, much lower than expected.
A. Blessed with every major ecosystem, these biomes directly contribute billions of dollars to the Indian economy, annually.
B. The financial value of India’s forests, for example, which encompass economic services such as timber and fuel wood, and ecological services such as carbon sequestration, is estimated to be $1.7 trillion.
C. Natural resources are a critical yet often ignored part of our country’s national infrastructure.
D. It is necessary that we are cognizant of the limitations of natural capital and its role as a primary support system for the economy.
E. Boasting 11% of the world’s floral and faunal species, India is one of the 17 most ecologically diverse countries.
A. But such gains could have been achieved by other and less self-defeating ways. As things stand, it is unclear how many of those who have laundered their black money will be punished.
B. Despite the large amounts that were deposited in banks post-demonetization, it is doubtful whether the Income Tax authorities have the necessary resources to track down and penalize the corrupt.
C. Explaining how the shock move would work, he said: “The… notes hoarded by anti-national and anti-social elements will become just worthless pieces of paper.”
D. True, demonetization has had some beneficial spin-offs such as arguably fostering greater compliance with the tax laws and reducing the economy’s reliance on cash through increased adoption of digital payments.
E. All in all, the costs of demonetization, which has resulted in robbing the country of its economic momentum, are far greater than the benefits it has bestowed.
A. Stress is defined as “a state of psychological and physiological imbalance resulting from the disparity between situational demand and the individual’s ability and motivation to meet those needs.
B. This led them to adopt values that were hostile to foreigners for their own survival.
C. The parasite-stress theory is often used to explain the various differences that exist today between world cultures.
D. Societies with collectivist human values, for instance, are said to have evolved from ancestors who lived in regions that were prone to infectious disease and parasite attacks.
Which statement is out of context
(e) All fit in context
Chairmen and other members of the existing tribunals who are aged 70, on the date of commencement of the 2017 Amendment Act, shall cease to hold office on the expiry of three months from the date of the law coming into existence.
B. With water becoming scarce, the Centre has proposed the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 for early and amicable resolution of disputes. The Bill proposes that the Centre notify an Inter-State River Water Disputes Tribunal with multiple benches.
C. Kaveri is considered to be as sacred as the Ganga throughout its course, with the same power to wash off all one’s sins.
D. Disputes already settled by an existing tribunal, prior to the date of commencement of the 2017 Amendment Act, shall not be re-opened.
E. All existing tribunals dealing with inter-State water disputes would stand dissolved on the date of establishment of this tribunal.
Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following SEVEN sentence (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) (F)and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph in accordance with the last statement already given; then answer the questions given below them.
A. All medical graduates will be on the same level playing field. Patients will benefit a lot. The deprivation of patients in rural areas will vanish.
B. No Central or State government has shown any interest in this obvious solution which will benefit the ordinary citizen and the vast majority of doctors from humble backgrounds.
C. All this can be changed if the government abolishes private practice, institutes universal medical care and becomes the employer of all medical graduates, similar to the National Health Service of the U.K.
D. The economically well-off can aspire to better jobs, training abroad (still much sought after in spite of all nationalist talk), and generally adopt metropolitan lifestyles.
E. Unhealthy competition for patients in urban areas will disappear too.
F. Inequality among qualified doctors is quite high.
G. Doctors from poorer backgrounds will need to struggle a lot more.
Last: The opposition to NEET is a smokescreen to hide the real truth, the abysmal level of medical care services and the continued exploitation of poor patients and the doctors who serve them.
Q6. Which of the following will be the Fifth sentence?
Q7. Which of the following will be the Seventh sentence?
Q8. Which of the following will be the first sentence?
Q9. Which of the following will be the fourth sentence?
Q10. Which of the following will be the Second sentence?
Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.
(A) A group of media persons have now taken the responsibility of educating people regarding the reality shows.
(B) This is because these shows are said to be staged, fabricated and directed to improve TRPs.
(C) The reality shows on TV have been attracting a huge viewership recently.
(D) Owing to their efforts, the public has now realized the truth behind reality shows and such shows are fast losing their hold.
(E) Though the name infers ‘real’, viewers are being exposed to a lot of ‘unreal’ content.
(F) The public however is drawn to such contents of the reality shows unaware of this fabrication.
Q11. Which of the following sentence should be the FOURTH after rearrangement?
Q12. Which of the following sentence should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
Q13. Which of the following sentence should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
Q14. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
Q15. Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?