Direction (1-5): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given which is then divided into five parts out of which one part is given in bold and is correct. There is no error in three out of four parts and therefore only one of the parts (other than the bold one) is incorrect. You must choose the grammatically incorrect part as your answer.
Q1. Destruction of the ozone layer may have(A)/ contributed to the largest mass extinction(B)/ in the history of Earth, known as the End-Permian(C)/ Extinction, a study publish in(D)/ the journal Nature Geoscience has found(E).
Q2. The opening of the first exhibition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) art in New Delhi’s Nature(A)/ Morte gallery suggests that this eventuality(B)/ is within the realm of possibility — except that(C)/ there is no universal acceptance(D)/ of the idea that AI art is art at all(E).
Q3. In Manthara, we met an astute political(A)/ or corporate strategist, who is almost(B)/ at the fore of charting the(C)/ course of the second(D)/ half of the Ramayana(E).
Q4. You must continually redefine your(A)/ practice on a ongoing basis(B)/, to ensure that your goal is(C)/ realistic and the course for(D)/ achieving it appropriate(E).
Q5. Even though the department issued similar advisories over the(A)/ past couple of years, a large number of farmers(B)/ continue to raise Andhra Ponni, as the variety is in(C)/ good demand between traders and fetches a better price than others(D)/. However, many suffered losses due to drop in yield due to the disease(E).
Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) The Centre may not be used to such public plain-speaking, even from Western leaders with longer reform wish lists, but it must take the Prime Minister’s cue for introspection and course correction.
(B) These are amendments to the land acquisition law and improvements in the ease of doing business, respectively.
(C) His remarks may appear out of sync with the official discourse on India’s recent economic performance, especially the liberalisation of foreign direct investment and record inflows clocked since the Modi government was sworn in. Mr. Lee’s concerns, however, don’t stem from FDI policy per se, but two intertwined reform showpieces of the NDA — one abandoned after hot pursuit in its first year and another that remains a work in progress.
(D) India needs a different approach to grow its economy and must remove bottlenecks so that foreign investors can operate in the country just as its own corporates expand their global footprint, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during his India visit last week.
(E) Indian officials told business leaders accompanying the Singapore Prime Minister that they are free to invest in India if they can, on their own, acquire the land to set up shop on. As Mr. Lee pointed out, that makes investing in India virtually impossible — industrial parks that Singapore had proposed in the past remain non-starters.
Q6. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
Q7. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
Q8. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
Q9. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
Q10. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
Directions (11-15): Choose the word which is not the synonym of the given bold word in each question.