Directions (1-5): 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.
Q1.(A) ambient air pollution together globally every year.
(B) accounts for 34% or 2.4 million of the seven million premature deaths caused by household and
(C) Southeast Asia region to aggressively address the double burden of household and ambient (outdoor) air pollution,
(D) The WHO has called upon member-countries in its
(E) saying the region, which comprises India,
Q2. (A) I must confess that I am intrigued by your invitation to me to join the members of the Indo-Korean War Veterans
(B) was the Chairman and General Thorat was the Commander of the Custodian Forces of India.
(C) It is of course true that
(D) in welcoming the new Ambassador from South Korea.
(E) I spent some few months of my life in Panmunjom in my capacity as Alternate Chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission of which General Thimayya
Q3.(A) held talks against a classic Chinese landscape of gardens and lakes, with and without aides.
(B) Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a tense stand-off lasting 73 days.
(C) on the high Himalayan plateau of Doklam on the borders of Bhutan, India and China, overlooking the vital Siliguri Corridor connecting ‘mainland’ India to the Northeastern States,
(D) The optics were reassuring and optimism about the outcome of these conversations was implied. Only a year ago,
(E) For the duration of a day and a half, the leaders of the world’s two most populous countries
Q4.(A) The authorities may claim that the situation is stable but the daily litany of violence tells a different story.
(B) on different planes across the country.
(C) The authorities need to analyze why simultaneous upheavals are taking place
(D) Each day, a concatenation of events and situations are contributing to feelings of deep unease.
(E) Take internal security, for instance.
Q5.(A) Strong patent protection is a crucial part of this process.
(B) Transgenic technologies such as Bt cotton are an important part of India’s cotton production arsenal.
(C) that fail when used improperly, as was the case with Bollgard-2. The important thing for India
(D) They are not infallible. But this is true of all technologies, like antibiotics,
(E) is to keep incentivizing the development of such technologies and to use them properly.
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.
Q6.(A) son get into the IIT in the future?
(B) what should I do to help my six-year-old
(C) There was a question in Quora that went something like,
(D) So, this is what our aspirations for our six-year-olds have come to.
(E) I read that twice, and yes, that was the question.
Q7.(A) and become responsible citizens?
(B) Financial success matters but shouldn’t our children learn to respect nature
(C) on raising compassionate and empathetic kids?
(D) We all want a secure future for our progeny but wouldn’t the world become
(E) a better place if we focussed half of our attention
Q8.(A) and thus I fail as a ‘supposed to be’ wife. Silence is a bargain for a happy life,
(B) happiness at least for one member.
(C) Because I resist, I refuse, I think, I give views…
(D) I never argue. That doesn’t mean I’m the silent type.
(E) In fact, I’m the loudest one in the house. And that is the root of all problems.
Q9.(A) The contracting industry is a place where worlds collide.
(B) Where the purity of physical effort by migrant labourers roasted by the sun,
(C) I inherited an industrial engineering company that was founded by my grandfather.
(D) delivers to the world around them the comforts of modern infrastructure.
(E) Everything here is centred on the basics. Basic needs, basic hopes, and basic aspirations and expectations.
Q10. (A) He was a calm boy, anchored by the recent acceptance of death and detached from the inconsistent character of strangers.
(B) In rural middle class homes, there is no time to mourn death.
(C) Counter-measures are taken to manage the sharp shift in the trajectory of the lives of the survivors.
(D) Fresh defences are built to protect their dignity.
(E) Hopes are realigned into the shadows of new breadwinners as they learn to cradle an uncertain future on their still soft shoulders.
Directions (11-15): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given which is then divided into five parts out of which last part is given bold and correct. There is no error in three out of four remaining parts and therefore only one of the parts is incorrect. You must choose the grammatically incorrect part as your answer. If no part is incorrect, choose option (e) as your answer .i.e. “No error”.
Q11. They tried to(A)/ escape but fall(B)/ as the men kicked(C)/ them and hit(D)/ them with clubs(E).
(e) No error
Q12. We have filed a case(A)/ of attempting to murder(B)/, unlawful assembly and rioting(C)/. Efforts are on to(D)/ track down the attackers(E).
(e) No error
Q13. The buses would be brought(A)/ under the system by November, while efforts(B)/ were under way to brought(C)/ KSRTC buses that operate in the(D)/ region too under its purview(E).
(e) No error
Q14. Selected bus stations in Kerala will be(A)/ upgraded as ‘busports’ that have(B)/ infrastructure to par with(C)/ airports, to woo people(D)/ to use public transport(E).
(e) No error
Q15. A fear-stricken girl however reportedly(A)/ informed her mother about(B)/ the happenings from four months(C)/ and about the boys who(D)/ were behind the assault(E).
(e) No error
Sol. ‘fell’ will replace ‘fall’ as the sentence is in the past tense
Sol. ‘attempt’ will replace ‘attempting’
Sol. ‘to brought’ will change into ‘to bring’ as ‘to’ will be followed by the first form of the verb according to the grammatical rule
Sol. ‘on par’ will replace ‘to par’ as it is a phrase and will be used in its original form
Sol. ‘since’ will replace ‘from’ as the victim informed her mother about the happenings since four months