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Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer questions given below.

(A) But a few laws and regulations inadvertently restrict competition in the market place.

(B) Competition is an essential ingredient of liberalized economy.

(C) Increased competition can improve country’s economic performance, open business opportunities to its citizens and reduce the cost of goods and services throughout the economy.

(D) To make its objective clear, the commission has adopted vision and mission statements.

(E) It is a powerful instrument to help in achieving the macroeconomic policy goals of the country.

(F) These regulations enacted by governments have diverse and important social and economic objectives; provision of competition dimension to these enactments would certainly add to their objective of enhancing the welfare index.

Q1. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) C

(c) D

(d) E

(e) B

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Q2. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

(a) F

(b) B

(c) E

(d) A

(e) C

Q3. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(a)D

(b)E

(c)B

(d)C

(e)A

Q4. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

(a)A

(b)D

(c)F

(d)B

(e)E

Q5. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?

(a)B

(b)D

(c)C

(d)A

(e)F

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Directions (6-15): In the questions given below two sentences have been given with single blank in each. Corresponding to each question four words have been given.Find the word which perfectly fits into both the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful.

Q6.

(A)The company has decided to ________________________ with the parent firm.

(B)They decided to _____________________the two schools.

(a) amalgamate

(b) persuade

(c) commemorate

(d) recognize

(e) None of these

Q7.

(A) When he spoke I was expected to ______________________with some remark of my own.

(B)They wanted to __________________ the kindness that had been shown to them.

(a) concentrate

(b) review

(c) reciprocate

(d) recognise

(e) None of these

Q8.

(A) They have mounted a _________________campaign against Western governments.

(B)The government keeps pumping out the same old ________________________.

(a) propaganda

(b) proposition

(c) perquisite

(d) retrograde

(e) None of these

Q9.

(A) The flavours intermingle to ___________________a very unusual taste.

(B)The tobacco companies may be guilty of contempt of court for refusing to _____________ the documents.

(a) provided

(b) gives

(c) delve

(d) produce

(e) None of these

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Q10.

(A) This little stream can become a ______________________ when it rains heavily.

(B)A __________________of manuscripts began to arrive in the post.

(a) drop

(b) deluge

(c) waterfall

(d) river

(e) None of these

Q11.

(A) This is a vast, exciting and some say ____________________project.

(B)He began a __________________ search for the mother who abandoned him.

(a)quixotic

(b) demand

(c) reduced

(d) immediate

(e) None of these

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Q12.

(A) They accepted the offer with ______________________.

(B)It was an interesting challenge and I responded with ____________________.

(a) laconic

(b) vociferous

(c) amorphous

(d) alacrity

(e) None of these

Directions (13-15): Given below are sentences consisting a blank in each. Identify the most suitable alternative among the five given that fits into the blank to make the sentence logical and meaningful.

Q13. Factories cut back on purchases of raw materials, __________ they do not expect a marked pick up in demand.

(a) dealing

(b) disturbing

(c) indicating

(d) reaching

(e) linking

Q14. For all of independent India’s recorded history, a __________ of the workforce in the country has been self-employed.

(a) brevity

(b) rebate

(c) cosmopolitan

(d) majority

(e) concession

Q15. The economic ___________ wing of the police registered a case on charges of forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

(a) intentions

(b) offences

(c) announcing

(d) leaning

(e) seeking

Solutions

S1. Ans.(e)

Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BECAFD.

S2. Ans.(c)

Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BECAFD.

S3. Ans.(d)

Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BECAFD.

S4. Ans.(a)

Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BECAFD.

S5. Ans.(b)

Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BECAFD.

S6. Ans. (a)

Sol. From the given options (a) fits in the given blank.

Hence, option (a) is correct answer choice.

S7. Ans. (c)

Sol. From the given options (c) fits in the given blank.

Hence, option (c) is correct answer choice.

S8. Ans. (a)

Sol. From the given options (a) fits in both the blanks.

Hence, option (a) is correct answer choice.

S9. Ans. (d)

Sol. From the given options (d) fits in the given blank.

Hence, option (d) is correct answer choice.

S10. Ans. (b)

Sol. From the given options (b) fits in the given blank.

Hence, option (b) is correct answer choice.

S11. Ans. (a)

Sol. From the given options (a) fits in the given blank.

Hence, option (a) is correct answer choice.

S12. Ans. (d)

Sol. From the given options (d) fits in the given blank.

Hence, option (d) is correct answer choice.

S13. Ans. (c)

Sol. The statement mentions that the factories are reducing their purchase for raw materials which point towards their expectation for rare changes in the demand. Among the given words, ‘indicating’ fits in perfectly in the given blank to make a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statement. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

S14. Ans. (d)

Sol. The given blank will be filled in with the word that could indicate the section of population which is self-employed. Here, the most suitable option will be ‘majority’. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

Brevity: concise and exact use of words in writing or speech.

Rebate: a partial refund to someone who has paid too much for tax, rent, or a utility.

Cosmopolitan: including people from many different countries.

S15. Ans. (b)

Sol. Here, the hint for the word can be gathered from the latter part of the statement, which mentions, ‘forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.’ Among the given words, ‘offences’ could make the statement contextually and meaningfully correct. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

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