Directions (1-5): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
A factor that air passengers give little thought to but which is a serious threat to air safety is (1) maintenance. In the current global airline boom competition is intense which compels airlines to minimise costs and maximise output. In India with a seat capacity considerably (2) of the demand all airlines practise severe cost-cutting to (3). Faced with having to cut costs to the bone and maximise aircraft utilization, a surprising number of airlines may cut (4) on aircraft maintenance, even at the risk of compromising safety. While commercial aircraft are designed to take much punishment, for example, in the event of pilots flying into thunderstorms there is a limit to the punishment that even the toughest aircraft can take when profitability takes (5) over safety.
(a) expedient (b) incessant
(c) routine (d) laborious
(a) ahead (b) less
(c) more (d) saturated
(a) invest (b) survive
(c) live (d) appraise
(a) out (b) taxes
(c) across (d) corners
(a) encouragement (b) influence
(c) precedence (d) cover
Directions (6-10) : In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
In all compositions ….6… is the most admired virtue. You should write in a simple and …7… manner. The choice of words should be clear. Try not to use difficult words merely because they are ….8…. Do not allow poetic images or …9… to spoil the grace of good style. It is no longer fashionable to stuff your composition with too many quotations or proverbs especially if their relevance is …10…
(a) flourish (b) complexity (c) simplicity (d) reserve (e) intelligibility
(a) showy (b) straightforward (c) ornate (d) decorative (e) honest
(a) literary (b) familiar (c) distant (d) admired (e) confidential
(a) stories (b) pictures (c) similes (d) examples (e) impression
(a) observed (b) good (c) clear (d) underdetermined (e) doubtful
Directions (11-15): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printedbelow the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriateword in each case.
‘Quit India’ came not from the lips but the aching heart of millions. In this open rebellion, the Indian (11) reached its climax. The British were not only (12) by it, but also were obliged to quit unilaterally. The importance of Quit India can be (13) from Lord Linlithgow’s statement, “I am engaged here, in meeting by far the most auspicious rebellion since that 6£ 1857, the gravity and extent ill which we have so far (14) from the world for reasons of military security”. Still more significant was Churchill’s gloomy disclosure to the King Emperor that, “the idea of transfer of power had become an admitted (15) in the minds of British party leaders”, although his public statements were diametrically opposite. The anarchy created by Quit India made the British realize that they could no longer keep India in bondage.
(a) patriotism (b) freedom (c) liberation (d) revolution (e) leadership
(a) attacked (b inspired (c) enfeebled (d) threatened (e) impressed
(a) established (b) diffused (c) gauged (d) determined (e) invigorated
(a) elicited (b) excluded (c) abstained (d) concealed (e) prevented
(a) fantasy (b) tactics (c) occurrence (d) inevitability (e) disillusionment
S1. Ans. (e)
S2. Ans. (a)
S3. Ans. (b)
S4. Ans. (d)
S5. Ans. (c)
S6. Ans. (c)
S7. Ans. (b)
S8. Ans. (a)
S9. Ans. (c)
S10. Ans. (e)
S11. Ans. (a)
S12. Ans. (b)
S13. Ans. (c)
S14. Ans. (b)
S15. Ans. (d)