English Quizzes for SBI PO, Clerk Prelims 2021 – 23rd June

Directions (1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Q1. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)debate
(b)discussion
(c)format
(d)question
(e)path

Q2. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)throughout
(b)startling
(c)seemingly
(d)expecting
(e)obviously

Q3. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)seeking
(b)filed
(c)received
(d)normalised
(e)brought

Q4. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)many
(b)much of  the
(c)everybody
(d)most
(e)anybody

Q5. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)burden
(b)insight
(c)leave
(d)relief
(e)donation

Q6. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)similar
(b)major
(c)much
(d)insignificant
(e)considerated

Q7. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)news
(b)economists
(c)critical
(d)consumer
(e)country

Q8. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)introduce
(b)show up
(c)pop
(d)summoned
(e)give out

Q9. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)deficit
(b)significant
(c)trivial
(d)peculiar
(e)return

Q10. Will the Budget bring down taxes? This is probably the most-asked ____1_____  in the weeks before the Finance Bill is tabled in Parliament. But though we are a nation obsessed with tax, the ____2____ fact is that only 3% (4.1 crore Indians) of the total population filed income tax returns in 2014-15. Only 1.6% actually paid income tax. One out of two Indians who __3____  a return declared zero taxable income.

Even so, the budget proposals relating to tax slabs, deductions and exemptions are very closely watched by Indians, almost as if the Budget is only about personal taxation. In the previous Budget, nearly __4_____  had expected that the finance minister will offer significant tax ____5_____  to the middle class to act as a balm after the searing pain of demonetisation. However, though the Budget did reduce the average taxpayer’s tax burden, it also took away some benefits. The cap on the deduction of home loan interest was a ____6_____  shock for those with houses put out on rent.

This year, the expectations of a taxpayer friendly budget are even higher, given that five states have assembly elections in 2018 and another three in 2019. Many ___7____  fear that the government will roll out a populist Budget.

Admittedly, some of these measures, like a longer tenure for education loan deduction, a separate deduction limit for pure protection term plans or making NPS investments tax free, will have an impact on revenue collections. The government, already under pressure to rein in the fiscal deficit, may not be able to ____8_____  all such measures. But most of the other steps will not have any ____9______ impact on revenue collections. They will only make life easier for common taxpayers, investors and consumers.

Facilitate donation and gifting of investments :

The tax laws need to be changed to allow donation and gifting of securities, such as listed stocks and mutual funds, without tax implications. The value of the gift or donation could be calculated as the fair market value of the securities on the date of actual transfer. This would give the donor or gift giver two benefits: exemption from capital gains tax on the securities; and tax-deduction on the amount from their income Right now, the process of gifting or donating an amount invested in securities ____10____  liquidating them and transferring the cash amount. The process leads to the investor incurring capital gains tax. Changing this would not only promote the practice of gifting investments, but also allow people to donate to worthy charities without worrying about taxability.

(a)reduced
(b)bringing about
(c)called an
(d)involves
(e)made

Directions (11-16): In the following questions, certain words are highlighted and numbered. These words may not be correct either contextually or grammatically. For each word four alternatives are provided. Choose the appropriate replacement that will make the given sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. If none of the given option is suitable then choose option (e) i.e. ‘None of these’ as your answer.

The ultimate productivity solitude (11) is saying no. Not doing something will always be incompetent (12) than doing it. This statement reminds me of the old computer programming saying, “Remember that there is no code faster than no code.”  The same archipelago (13) applies in other areas of life. For example, there is no meeting that goes faster than not having a meeting at all. This is not to say you should never attend another meeting, but the truth is that we say yes to many things we don’t actually want to do. There are many meetings held that don’t need to be held. There is a lot of code written that could be locate (14)

How often do people ask you to do something and you just reply, “Sure thing.” Three days later, you’re mitigated (15) by how much is on your to-do list. We become frustrated by our obligations even though we were the ones who said yes to them in the first place.  It’s worth asking if things are necessary. Many of them are not, and a simple “no” will be more productive than whatever work the most efficient person can muster. But if the benefits of saying no are so obvious, then why do we say yes so often?

Q11. The ultimate productivity solitude (11) is saying no. Not doing something will always be incompetent (12) than doing it. This statement reminds me of the old computer programming saying, “Remember that there is no code faster than no code.”  The same archipelago (13) applies in other areas of life. For example, there is no meeting that goes faster than not having a meeting at all. This is not to say you should never attend another meeting, but the truth is that we say yes to many things we don’t actually want to do. There are many meetings held that don’t need to be held. There is a lot of code written that could be locate (14)

How often do people ask you to do something and you just reply, “Sure thing.” Three days later, you’re mitigated (15) by how much is on your to-do list. We become frustrated by our obligations even though we were the ones who said yes to them in the first place.  It’s worth asking if things are necessary. Many of them are not, and a simple “no” will be more productive than whatever work the most efficient person can muster. But if the benefits of saying no are so obvious, then why do we say yes so often?

(a) Scorn
(b) Debate
(c) Hack
(d) Contempt
(e) None of these.

Q12. The ultimate productivity solitude (11) is saying no. Not doing something will always be incompetent (12) than doing it. This statement reminds me of the old computer programming saying, “Remember that there is no code faster than no code.”  The same archipelago (13) applies in other areas of life. For example, there is no meeting that goes faster than not having a meeting at all. This is not to say you should never attend another meeting, but the truth is that we say yes to many things we don’t actually want to do. There are many meetings held that don’t need to be held. There is a lot of code written that could be locate (14)

How often do people ask you to do something and you just reply, “Sure thing.” Three days later, you’re mitigated (15) by how much is on your to-do list. We become frustrated by our obligations even though we were the ones who said yes to them in the first place.  It’s worth asking if things are necessary. Many of them are not, and a simple “no” will be more productive than whatever work the most efficient person can muster. But if the benefits of saying no are so obvious, then why do we say yes so often?

(a) Active
(b) Faster
(c) Explicit
(d) Ponder
(e) None of these.

Q13. The ultimate productivity solitude (11) is saying no. Not doing something will always be incompetent (12) than doing it. This statement reminds me of the old computer programming saying, “Remember that there is no code faster than no code.”  The same archipelago (13) applies in other areas of life. For example, there is no meeting that goes faster than not having a meeting at all. This is not to say you should never attend another meeting, but the truth is that we say yes to many things we don’t actually want to do. There are many meetings held that don’t need to be held. There is a lot of code written that could be locate (14)

How often do people ask you to do something and you just reply, “Sure thing.” Three days later, you’re mitigated (15) by how much is on your to-do list. We become frustrated by our obligations even though we were the ones who said yes to them in the first place.  It’s worth asking if things are necessary. Many of them are not, and a simple “no” will be more productive than whatever work the most efficient person can muster. But if the benefits of saying no are so obvious, then why do we say yes so often?

(a) Philosophy
(b) Embezzle
(c) Remuneration
(d) Beneficence
(e) None of these.

Q14. The ultimate productivity solitude (11) is saying no. Not doing something will always be incompetent (12) than doing it. This statement reminds me of the old computer programming saying, “Remember that there is no code faster than no code.”  The same archipelago (13) applies in other areas of life. For example, there is no meeting that goes faster than not having a meeting at all. This is not to say you should never attend another meeting, but the truth is that we say yes to many things we don’t actually want to do. There are many meetings held that don’t need to be held. There is a lot of code written that could be locate (14)

How often do people ask you to do something and you just reply, “Sure thing.” Three days later, you’re mitigated (15) by how much is on your to-do list. We become frustrated by our obligations even though we were the ones who said yes to them in the first place.  It’s worth asking if things are necessary. Many of them are not, and a simple “no” will be more productive than whatever work the most efficient person can muster. But if the benefits of saying no are so obvious, then why do we say yes so often?

(a) Revamp
(b) Deleted
(c) Spur
(d) Placated
(e) None of these.

Q15. The ultimate productivity solitude (11) is saying no. Not doing something will always be incompetent (12) than doing it. This statement reminds me of the old computer programming saying, “Remember that there is no code faster than no code.”  The same archipelago (13) applies in other areas of life. For example, there is no meeting that goes faster than not having a meeting at all. This is not to say you should never attend another meeting, but the truth is that we say yes to many things we don’t actually want to do. There are many meetings held that don’t need to be held. There is a lot of code written that could be locate (14)

How often do people ask you to do something and you just reply, “Sure thing.” Three days later, you’re mitigated (15) by how much is on your to-do list. We become frustrated by our obligations even though we were the ones who said yes to them in the first place.  It’s worth asking if things are necessary. Many of them are not, and a simple “no” will be more productive than whatever work the most efficient person can muster. But if the benefits of saying no are so obvious, then why do we say yes so often?

(a) Meticulous
(b) Overwhelmed
(c) Tiring
(d) Restricted
(e) None of these.

Solutions

S1. Ans.(d)

S2. Ans.(b)

S3. Ans.(b)

S4. Ans.(c)

S5. Ans.(d)

S6. Ans.(b)

S7. Ans.(b)

S8. Ans.(a)

S9. Ans.(b)

S10. Ans.(d)

S11. Ans. (c)
Sol. Solitude means the state or situation of being alone
Scorn means a feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something
Contempt means the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration
So, from the given options only ‘Hack’ could replace the highlighted word to make the given sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (c)

S12. Ans. (b)
Sol. Incompetent means not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully.
Explicit means stated clearly and in detail
Ponder means think about (something) carefully
So, from the given options only ‘Faster’ could replace the highlighted word to make the given sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (b)

S13. Ans. (a)
Sol. Archipelago means a group of small islands or an area of sea in which there are many small islands
Philosophy means a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour
Embezzle means steal or misappropriate
Remuneration means money paid for work or a service.
Beneficence means helping people and doing good acts
So, from the given options only ‘Philosophy’ could replace the highlighted word to make the given sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (a).

S14. Ans. (b)
Sol. Revamp means an act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something.
Spur means a thing that prompts or encourages someone
Placated means make (someone) less angry or hostile.
So, from the given options only ‘Deleted’ could replace the highlighted word to make the given sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (b)

S15. Ans. (b)
Sol. Mitigated means make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Meticulous means showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
Overwhelmed means bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something
Restricted means limited in extent, number, scope, or action.
So, from the given options only ‘Overwhelmed’ could replace the highlighted word to make the given sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (b)

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