• ( 1 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael Luther King, Jr.,____(1)____ his grandfather had his name ____(2)____ to Martin. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, ____(3)____ from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B.A. degree in 1948 ____(4)_____ Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grand father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of ____(5)____ study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a _____(6)_____ white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. ____(7)____ a fellowship won at Ebenezer he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence ____(8)____ the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he ...(9)... and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of ____(10)_____ intellectual and artistic attainments.

    • ( 2 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael Luther King, Jr.,____(1)____ his grandfather had his name ____(2)____ to Martin. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, ____(3)____ from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B.A. degree in 1948 ____(4)_____ Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grand father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of ____(5)____ study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a _____(6)_____ white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. ____(7)____ a fellowship won at Ebenezer he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence ____(8)____ the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he ...(9)... and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of ____(10)_____ intellectual and artistic attainments.

    • ( 3 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Here's something for critics of____(1)____to chew on. Enrolment in English-medium schools in India has gone up sharply in just two years, from 4.3 per cent of total enrolment in 2003-04 to 6.3 per cent in 2005-06.
      The surge in English____(2)____propels it to third place after Hindi and Marathi, in terms of total number of Indian children being instructed in that language.
      This shows that despite what parochially-minded_____(3)____would have us believe about the allegedly elitist trappings of English language teaching, there's actually a grass-roots movement favouring it.
      Increasing enrolment in English language schools in India is in line with international_____(4)____, where English is establishing itself as the language of global commerce.
      The world's top business schools and universities, for example, are increasingly moving towards adopting English as the language of instruction.
      According to premier____(5)____expert David Crystal there is no historical precedent for today's situation, where there's a language that's spoken in every country of the world: English.
      Within India states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are_____(6)_____the surge towards English, with the number of students enrolled in English-medium schools actually doubling within two years in AP. There has been no comparable increase in Hindi-speaking states like UP, Bihar and MP.
      That's not because people living in the southern states are less proud of their____(7)____than those in the Hindi heartland. That's caused, rather, by the wide____(8)____of globalisation-driven jobs, such as in the IT or BPO sectors, in the southern states.
      Since candidates knowing English are at an advantage when applying for those jobs, it's natural that there should be a____(9)_____for English in schools.
      The economic figures for states such as UP or Bihar suggest, on the other hand, that they are missing out on a lot of job opportunities.
      Rapidly rising enrolment in English-medium schools, despite official____(10)____, suggests that more room ought to be made for English in school curricula.

    • ( 4 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Here's something for critics of____(1)____to chew on. Enrolment in English-medium schools in India has gone up sharply in just two years, from 4.3 per cent of total enrolment in 2003-04 to 6.3 per cent in 2005-06.
      The surge in English____(2)____propels it to third place after Hindi and Marathi, in terms of total number of Indian children being instructed in that language.
      This shows that despite what parochially-minded_____(3)____would have us believe about the allegedly elitist trappings of English language teaching, there's actually a grass-roots movement favouring it.
      Increasing enrolment in English language schools in India is in line with international_____(4)____, where English is establishing itself as the language of global commerce.
      The world's top business schools and universities, for example, are increasingly moving towards adopting English as the language of instruction.
      According to premier____(5)____expert David Crystal there is no historical precedent for today's situation, where there's a language that's spoken in every country of the world: English.
      Within India states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are_____(6)_____the surge towards English, with the number of students enrolled in English-medium schools actually doubling within two years in AP. There has been no comparable increase in Hindi-speaking states like UP, Bihar and MP.
      That's not because people living in the southern states are less proud of their____(7)____than those in the Hindi heartland. That's caused, rather, by the wide____(8)____of globalisation-driven jobs, such as in the IT or BPO sectors, in the southern states.
      Since candidates knowing English are at an advantage when applying for those jobs, it's natural that there should be a____(9)_____for English in schools.
      The economic figures for states such as UP or Bihar suggest, on the other hand, that they are missing out on a lot of job opportunities.
      Rapidly rising enrolment in English-medium schools, despite official____(10)____, suggests that more room ought to be made for English in school curricula.

    • ( 5 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Tibet_____(1)_____up images of a mystic land. Snow-capped mountain peaks pierce the blue sky and fierce chilly winds sweep the rolling grasslands. Maroon-robed Buddhist monks pray in remote monasteries and______(2)_____ horsemen pound the rugged earth. People in this high plateau perform punishing rituals like prostrating hundreds of miles in tattered clothes on pilgrimage. Spirits, spells and flying apparitions are part of the Tibetan world. In short, Tibet remains an exotica. Such images are largely the result of books by Western travellers and explorers in the last century, which helped in keeping the mystique alive. And when the Communist rulers took over Tibet in the 1950s and began______(3)______Chinese language and culture on the people, Tibet's own history started to_______(4)_____in the background. Thus, the only books available in English to Tsering Wangmo Dhompa as a young girl growing up in India and Nepal as a refugee_______(5)_______those written by Westerners, and so she came to view the country as a forbidden land, a place where fantasy and fable collaborated against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, black magic and people with strange customs and appearances.

    • ( 6 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Given the______(1)_____of black money in the economy is large, even though declining, and that a large part of these transactions take place in cash, it is natural the government would want to find ways to deal with this. The finance secretary, for instance, has said that one of the_____(2)______being considered is that no one paying a bill of more than Rs 5,000 in a restaurant should be allowed to do so in cash-once the amount is paid by credit or debit card, it automatically leaves a trail for the taxman to________(3)_______ since bank accounts have PAN card details. At some point, presumably, the same principle needs to be extended to luxury boutiques/shops and showrooms for automobiles, among others. The finance secretary, in fact, has said the government will set up a committee to suggest ways to incentivise credit and debit card transactions. One of them, he said, could be to share the costs of the Point of Sale device; greater spread of the RuPay cards could be another,______ (4)_______their charges are lower. Another suggestion made has been to limit the amount of cash that can be______(5)______while purchasing property. While discouraging the use of cash is a good thing, it is unlikely incentivising the use of credit/debit cards is going to be of much use. A person buying a house or a luxury car, or paying for an expensive meal in a luxury hotel in cash is not doing so to avoid paying the service charge levied by Visa or MasterCard-the idea is to avoid getting______(6)_______in the tax net.

      It is equally important to recognise that_______(7)______mandating some things will not help. There is, for instance, no way of ensuring a limit, of say Rs50,000, for the cash payment on the purchase of a flat as long as the registration is being done at a lower value than the actual one. The only way to check this is to do other reforms like lowering stamp duties,_______(8)______circle rates with market values and refuse to recognise power of attorneys as proof of sale. The other, and more sensible, way is to make use of the troves of information the government already_______(9)______by way of annual information returns from jewellers, real estate firms, automobile dealers, hotels, property registrars, travel agents and airlines among others. Once a profile is available of large spenders, this needs to be______(10)______with the income tax returns.

    • ( 7 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Given the______(1)_____of black money in the economy is large, even though declining, and that a large part of these transactions take place in cash, it is natural the government would want to find ways to deal with this. The finance secretary, for instance, has said that one of the_____(2)______being considered is that no one paying a bill of more than Rs 5,000 in a restaurant should be allowed to do so in cash-once the amount is paid by credit or debit card, it automatically leaves a trail for the taxman to________(3)_______ since bank accounts have PAN card details. At some point, presumably, the same principle needs to be extended to luxury boutiques/shops and showrooms for automobiles, among others. The finance secretary, in fact, has said the government will set up a committee to suggest ways to incentivise credit and debit card transactions. One of them, he said, could be to share the costs of the Point of Sale device; greater spread of the RuPay cards could be another,______ (4)_______their charges are lower. Another suggestion made has been to limit the amount of cash that can be______(5)______while purchasing property. While discouraging the use of cash is a good thing, it is unlikely incentivising the use of credit/debit cards is going to be of much use. A person buying a house or a luxury car, or paying for an expensive meal in a luxury hotel in cash is not doing so to avoid paying the service charge levied by Visa or MasterCard-the idea is to avoid getting______(6)_______in the tax net.

      It is equally important to recognise that_______(7)______mandating some things will not help. There is, for instance, no way of ensuring a limit, of say Rs50,000, for the cash payment on the purchase of a flat as long as the registration is being done at a lower value than the actual one. The only way to check this is to do other reforms like lowering stamp duties,_______(8)______circle rates with market values and refuse to recognise power of attorneys as proof of sale. The other, and more sensible, way is to make use of the troves of information the government already_______(9)______by way of annual information returns from jewellers, real estate firms, automobile dealers, hotels, property registrars, travel agents and airlines among others. Once a profile is available of large spenders, this needs to be______(10)______with the income tax returns.

    • ( 8 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      The interviewer at a company is looking for very specific details_____(1)_____my situation. Actually, they may not even be interested in my____(2)______situation at all. What they are interested in is what I did in that situation. They don't care if a conflict happened at work, in the college, or in family. What they want to know is what I_______(3)_____and said in that situation and how I_____(4)_____change to get to these answers, they will interrupt me and ask very specific questions. If I am circum locating the things, I will likely be interrupted before I even get to what I did in a situation.

      The best way to make sure I get the_____(5)______of my story in the interviewer's head .Then take my_____(6)____and try to make it strong sentences that describe the situation, what I did, and how it made a difference. The interviewer will then____(7)_____ _____(8)______ into one aspect of what I mentioned and I can give them as much detail as they ask for at that point. This technique ensures that I get the highlights _____(9)_____ and also shows some_____(10)_____thinking.

    • ( 9 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      The interviewer at a company is looking for very specific details_____(1)_____my situation. Actually, they may not even be interested in my____(2)______situation at all. What they are interested in is what I did in that situation. They don't care if a conflict happened at work, in the college, or in family. What they want to know is what I_______(3)_____and said in that situation and how I_____(4)_____change to get to these answers, they will interrupt me and ask very specific questions. If I am circum locating the things, I will likely be interrupted before I even get to what I did in a situation.

      The best way to make sure I get the_____(5)______of my story in the interviewer's head .Then take my_____(6)____and try to make it strong sentences that describe the situation, what I did, and how it made a difference. The interviewer will then____(7)_____ _____(8)______ into one aspect of what I mentioned and I can give them as much detail as they ask for at that point. This technique ensures that I get the highlights _____(9)_____ and also shows some_____(10)_____thinking.

    • ( 10 ) In the following passage, there are ten blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. Select the one that fits the bank appropriately.

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi's desire to double the income of farmers by the year 2022, that he_____(1)____while addressing a farmers' rally in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, on February 28, 2016, has____(2)____strong responses from various analysts, experts and the media. The goal has been dubbed as impossible and_____(3)_____ . On the very next day, the finance minister repeated what the PM had said, in his budget speech. This invited an even stronger reaction and criticism. Some_____(4)_____have produced calculations that agriculture will require an annual growth of 14.86 per cent per year for the next five years to double the income of farmers, and pointed out that this growth level hasn't been achieved even for a single year in Indian agriculture. Most commentators_____(5)_____the possibility of doubling farmers' income. It seems that critics and_____(6)____focused more on five years and ignored substantive aspects of the desire expressed by the PM and the intention of the FM.

      The substantive points involve the following questions. Which is the______(7)______year for doubling farmer income? What is to be doubled - is it output, value added or income_____(8)_____by farmers from agricultural activities? Is it nominal income or real income that has to be doubled? Does the targeted income include only income_____(9)____from agricultural activities or would it also include income from other sources? Clarity on all these points is important to assess the possibility of doubling the income of farmers as_____(10)_____by the PM.





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