Direction: (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.
right earnest to ensure more (1) in governance. The prime Minister’s
announcement that his Government is (2) drafting legislation to (3) the
citizen’s right to information is indeed welcome. Though the talk on the right
to information is not new, we may (4) the bill to be brought early this time.
The previous Government had set up a high-level committee to (5) a draft bill.
But nothing has been heard about the matter since, (6) the committee did quite
some work. The issue, however, has come to such a pass that a solution cannot
be (7) further, Sunlight is the best disinfectant, a foreign judge once said,
while (8) the unwarranted secrecy in an administrative system. When those in
authority know that people have the right to ask questions and the government
is under the (9) to provide them with answers, (10) of authority, or of public
finances, for personal or party ends is less likely to happen.
(11-15): 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 ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuation if any.)
Replace ‘would write’ with writes.
Replace ‘changed’ with ‘change’.
Replace ‘his’ with ‘him’
Replace ‘has’ with ‘had’ because ‘was’ used in part (3) of the sentence