Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic 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 errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q1. Aliana, who is from Massachusetts, (A) / learn Hindi before coming (B) / to the Embassy (C) / about a year ago. (D) / No error (E)
Q2. Officials have been asked (A) / to keep a closed eye (B) / on guards of societies, offices and market associations (C) / and ensure that they do not burn garbage. (D) / No error (E)
Q3. The Delhi government has drafted a sports policy (A) / under which it will wear (B) / training, travel and other expenses of any youth (C) / who wins a medal at the national or international level. (D) / No error (E)
Q4. Former Kerala chief minister was acquitted by (A) / a court in a case relating (B) / to the alleged solar scam, (C) / citing lack of evidence. (D) / No error (E)
Q5. We are unhappy from (A) / the announcements made by (B) / the Union minister as no relaxation (C) / has been given to textile traders (D) / No error (E)
Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) The more the monkey tried to come out of it, the more he got entangled in it.
(B) After some time some fishermen came and cast their nets out in the river.
(C) The monkey came down from the tree, picked up the net and tried to cast it in the same manner the fishermen had done, but the net instead of falling into the river, fell on the monkey.
(D) A monkey was sitting on a high branch of a riverside tree.
(E) Now, it was too late by the time the monkey realized his folly of imitating blindly without having the required skill.
(F) When it was noon time, the fishermen went off to take their lunch, leaving their nets on the river bank.
(G) The monkey watched them with great interest.
Q6. Which of the following sentences will come FIRST after rearrangement?
Q7. Which of the following sentences will come SECOND after rearrangement?
Q8. Which of the following sentences will come THIRD after rearrangement?
Q9. Which of the following sentences will come FOURTH after rearrangement?
Q10. Which of the following sentences will come LAST (SEVENTH) after rearrangement?
Directions (11-15): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Q11. Reliance Communication and Airtel have ____________ talks to merge their mobile operations ____________ regulating and legal hurdles.
(a) pulled out, whereby
(b) called on, since
(c) assumed, by virtue of
(d) started, being
(e) called off, due to
Q12. Khadi’s biggest contribution has been in empowering women, ____________ dignified jobs to the needy, and helping them ____________ self-employment.
(a) supplying, acquire
(b) providing, gain
(c) catering, benefit
(d) affording, progress
(e) arranging, attain
Q13. The Central bank is ____________ in a ____________ of low growth, mild inflation and external uncertainties.
(a) stuck, conundrum
(b) fastened, question
(c) stranded, crux
(d) puzzled, trick
(e) baffled, trap
Q14. Despite slowing growth, the RBI may ____________ rising pressure on the retail inflation ____________ to hold the repo rate at monetary policy review.
(a) note, head
(b) indicate, face
(c) cite, front
(d) quest, facade
(e) point out, aspect
Q15. Almost 20 months have gone by since the PM launched the electronic National Agriculture Market (e NAM), ____________ as the most disruptive intervention to ____________ farm incomes in the country.
(a) addressed, advance
(b) hailed, improve
(c) saluted, look up
(d) flogged, progress
(e) greeted, revise
Sol. Replace ‘learn’ with ‘learnt’
Sol. Replace ‘closed’ with ‘close’
Sol. Replace ‘wear’ with ‘bear’
Sol. No error
Sol. Replace ‘from’ with ‘with’
Sol. The correct sequence is DBGFCAE; D
Sol. Called off; due to
Sol. Providing, gain
Sol. Stuck, conundrum
Sol. Point out, aspect
Sol. Hailed, improve