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Q1 – 11 : From the statements in questions choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.
1. (a) The best part of the programme is the dances.
(b) The best part of the programme are the dances.
(c) The best part of the programme are the dance.
(d) The best parts of the programme is the dances.
2. (a) The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
(b) The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
(c) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
(d) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
3. (a) He was unwilling to testify, he was afraid of the defendant.
(b) Because he was afraid of the defendant, he was unwilling to testify.
(c) He was unwilling to testify: he was afraid of the defendant.
(d) Because he was afraid of the defendant he was unwilling to testify.
4. (a) When you have good health, one should feel fortunate.
(b) When you have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(c) When one have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(d) When one has good health, he should feel fortunate.
5. (a) Either you or he have to be here.
(b) Either you or he has to be here.
(c) Neither you nor he have to be here.
(d) Neither you nor they has to be here.
6. (a) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(b) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(c) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them, sometimes they
forgive them.
(d) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
7. (a) Gopal and Ramesh have not finished his work.
(b) Gopal and Ramesh has not finished his work.
(c) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh have finished their work.
(d) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh has finished his work.

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Q1 – 11 : From the statements in questions choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.
1. (a) The best part of the programme is the dances.
(b) The best part of the programme are the dances.
(c) The best part of the programme are the dance.
(d) The best parts of the programme is the dances.
2. (a) The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
(b) The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
(c) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
(d) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
3. (a) He was unwilling to testify, he was afraid of the defendant.
(b) Because he was afraid of the defendant, he was unwilling to testify.
(c) He was unwilling to testify: he was afraid of the defendant.
(d) Because he was afraid of the defendant he was unwilling to testify.
4. (a) When you have good health, one should feel fortunate.
(b) When you have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(c) When one have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(d) When one has good health, he should feel fortunate.
5. (a) Either you or he have to be here.
(b) Either you or he has to be here.
(c) Neither you nor he have to be here.
(d) Neither you nor they has to be here.
6. (a) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(b) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(c) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them, sometimes they
forgive them.
(d) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
7. (a) Gopal and Ramesh have not finished his work.
(b) Gopal and Ramesh has not finished his work.
(c) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh have finished their work.
(d) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh has finished his work.

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8. (a) The fact that Raghu was a good student he had many offers for good jobs.
(b) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in his having many offers for good jobs.
(c) The fact Raghu was a good student resulted in him having offers for good jobs.
(d) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in him having many offers for good jobs.
9. (a) The people of this company, have always been aware, of the needs for products of better quality
and lower price.
(b) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(c) The people of this company have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(d) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality,
and lower price.
10. (a) The Dean finally agreed to see me. To talk about my financial problems.
(b) The Dean finally agreed to see me, to talk about my financial problems.
(c) The Dean, finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
(d) The Dean finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
11. (a) We invited only the people who he said were his friends.
(b) We invited only the people whom he said were his friends.
(c) We invited only the people whom he said was his friends.
(d) We invited only the person whom he said were his friends.
Q12 to 22 : Each sentence below has been broken up into four parts sequentially (a, b, c, d). Choose that
part which contains a mistake.
12. (a) A feasibility survey has now (b) been completed in India to establish
(c) a network of felicitate contacts (d) between small and medium enterprises.
13. (a) Privatization generally represents (b) an ideological response
(c) to the perceived problem (d) in the public sector.
14. (a) The Indian government’s choice
(b) of the EEC as a partner
(c) stem from the fact
(d) that the community is the most important market for India.
15. (a) A person who earns a (b) few thousand rupees
(c) and decides to save (d) many of it must be a miser.
16. (a) Had you been in my (b) position, you were definitely
(c) shown your displeasure (d) at the turn of events.
17. (a) I definitely disagree (b) with the position that
(c) requires that money (d) is a key motivator.
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Q1 – 11 : From the statements in questions choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.
1. (a) The best part of the programme is the dances.
(b) The best part of the programme are the dances.
(c) The best part of the programme are the dance.
(d) The best parts of the programme is the dances.
2. (a) The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
(b) The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
(c) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
(d) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
3. (a) He was unwilling to testify, he was afraid of the defendant.
(b) Because he was afraid of the defendant, he was unwilling to testify.
(c) He was unwilling to testify: he was afraid of the defendant.
(d) Because he was afraid of the defendant he was unwilling to testify.
4. (a) When you have good health, one should feel fortunate.
(b) When you have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(c) When one have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(d) When one has good health, he should feel fortunate.
5. (a) Either you or he have to be here.
(b) Either you or he has to be here.
(c) Neither you nor he have to be here.
(d) Neither you nor they has to be here.
6. (a) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(b) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(c) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them, sometimes they
forgive them.
(d) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
7. (a) Gopal and Ramesh have not finished his work.
(b) Gopal and Ramesh has not finished his work.
(c) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh have finished their work.
(d) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh has finished his work.

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8. (a) The fact that Raghu was a good student he had many offers for good jobs.
(b) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in his having many offers for good jobs.
(c) The fact Raghu was a good student resulted in him having offers for good jobs.
(d) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in him having many offers for good jobs.
9. (a) The people of this company, have always been aware, of the needs for products of better quality
and lower price.
(b) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(c) The people of this company have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(d) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality,
and lower price.
10. (a) The Dean finally agreed to see me. To talk about my financial problems.
(b) The Dean finally agreed to see me, to talk about my financial problems.
(c) The Dean, finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
(d) The Dean finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
11. (a) We invited only the people who he said were his friends.
(b) We invited only the people whom he said were his friends.
(c) We invited only the people whom he said was his friends.
(d) We invited only the person whom he said were his friends.
Q12 to 22 : Each sentence below has been broken up into four parts sequentially (a, b, c, d). Choose that
part which contains a mistake.
12. (a) A feasibility survey has now (b) been completed in India to establish
(c) a network of felicitate contacts (d) between small and medium enterprises.
13. (a) Privatization generally represents (b) an ideological response
(c) to the perceived problem (d) in the public sector.
14. (a) The Indian government’s choice
(b) of the EEC as a partner
(c) stem from the fact
(d) that the community is the most important market for India.
15. (a) A person who earns a (b) few thousand rupees
(c) and decides to save (d) many of it must be a miser.
16. (a) Had you been in my (b) position, you were definitely
(c) shown your displeasure (d) at the turn of events.
17. (a) I definitely disagree (b) with the position that
(c) requires that money (d) is a key motivator.
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18. (a) This has slowed the progress (b) of reforms in many countries
(c) because the choice of either of the extreme (d) positions inevitably invite criticism.
19. (a) Gavaskar was a great batsman who (b) having played more than 100
(c) test matches, he then decided (d) to call it a day.
20. (a) When we sold of all our (b) furniture, crockery and
(c) other household goods, (d) the room looked bare.
21. (a) In the history of mankind (b) it has always been
(c) minority which have been (d) able to change the world.
22. (a) Management education is (b) becoming highly sought after
(c) by aspiring ambitious students (d) because of high demand in the job market.
Q23 to 29 : The questions below consist of a group of sentences followed by a suggested sequential
arrangement. Select the best sequence.
23. A. And that the pursuit of money by whatever design within the law is always benign.
B. And it holds broadly that the greater the amount of money, the greater the intelligence.
C. This is the institutional truth of Wall Street, this you will be required to believe.
D. The institutional truth of the financial world holds that association with money implies intelligence.
(a) ACBD (b) CDBA (c) DBAC (d) DCAB
24. A. Then think of by how much our advertising could increase the sales level.
B. Advertising effectiveness can be best grasped intuitively on a per capita basis.
C. Overall effectiveness is easily calculated by considering the number of buyers and the cost of
advertising.
D. Think of how much of our brand the average individual is buying now.
(a) DCAB (b) DACB (c) BCDA (d) ABCD
25. A. The age of pragmatism is here, whether we like it or not.
B. The staple rhetoric that was for so long dished out also belongs to the bipolar world of yesterday.
C. The old equations, based on the cold war and on non-alignment no longer holds good.
D. But contrary to much of what is being said and written, it is a multipolar rather than unipolar
world that appears to be emerging out of recent events.
(a) ABCD (b) ACBD (c) ADBC (d) ADCB
26. A. Past research has uncovered the fact that cognitive age is inversely related to life satisfaction
among the elderly.
B. A person may feel young or old irrespective of chronological age.
C. That is, the ‘younger’ an elderly person feels, the more likely she or he is to be satisfied with life
in general.
D. Cognitive age is a psychological construct that refers to one’s subjective assessment of one’s
age.
(a) BDAC (b) DBAC (c) DCAB (d) ABCD
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Q1 – 11 : From the statements in questions choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.
1. (a) The best part of the programme is the dances.
(b) The best part of the programme are the dances.
(c) The best part of the programme are the dance.
(d) The best parts of the programme is the dances.
2. (a) The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
(b) The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
(c) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
(d) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
3. (a) He was unwilling to testify, he was afraid of the defendant.
(b) Because he was afraid of the defendant, he was unwilling to testify.
(c) He was unwilling to testify: he was afraid of the defendant.
(d) Because he was afraid of the defendant he was unwilling to testify.
4. (a) When you have good health, one should feel fortunate.
(b) When you have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(c) When one have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(d) When one has good health, he should feel fortunate.
5. (a) Either you or he have to be here.
(b) Either you or he has to be here.
(c) Neither you nor he have to be here.
(d) Neither you nor they has to be here.
6. (a) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(b) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(c) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them, sometimes they
forgive them.
(d) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
7. (a) Gopal and Ramesh have not finished his work.
(b) Gopal and Ramesh has not finished his work.
(c) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh have finished their work.
(d) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh has finished his work.

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8. (a) The fact that Raghu was a good student he had many offers for good jobs.
(b) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in his having many offers for good jobs.
(c) The fact Raghu was a good student resulted in him having offers for good jobs.
(d) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in him having many offers for good jobs.
9. (a) The people of this company, have always been aware, of the needs for products of better quality
and lower price.
(b) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(c) The people of this company have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(d) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality,
and lower price.
10. (a) The Dean finally agreed to see me. To talk about my financial problems.
(b) The Dean finally agreed to see me, to talk about my financial problems.
(c) The Dean, finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
(d) The Dean finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
11. (a) We invited only the people who he said were his friends.
(b) We invited only the people whom he said were his friends.
(c) We invited only the people whom he said was his friends.
(d) We invited only the person whom he said were his friends.
Q12 to 22 : Each sentence below has been broken up into four parts sequentially (a, b, c, d). Choose that
part which contains a mistake.
12. (a) A feasibility survey has now (b) been completed in India to establish
(c) a network of felicitate contacts (d) between small and medium enterprises.
13. (a) Privatization generally represents (b) an ideological response
(c) to the perceived problem (d) in the public sector.
14. (a) The Indian government’s choice
(b) of the EEC as a partner
(c) stem from the fact
(d) that the community is the most important market for India.
15. (a) A person who earns a (b) few thousand rupees
(c) and decides to save (d) many of it must be a miser.
16. (a) Had you been in my (b) position, you were definitely
(c) shown your displeasure (d) at the turn of events.
17. (a) I definitely disagree (b) with the position that
(c) requires that money (d) is a key motivator.
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18. (a) This has slowed the progress (b) of reforms in many countries
(c) because the choice of either of the extreme (d) positions inevitably invite criticism.
19. (a) Gavaskar was a great batsman who (b) having played more than 100
(c) test matches, he then decided (d) to call it a day.
20. (a) When we sold of all our (b) furniture, crockery and
(c) other household goods, (d) the room looked bare.
21. (a) In the history of mankind (b) it has always been
(c) minority which have been (d) able to change the world.
22. (a) Management education is (b) becoming highly sought after
(c) by aspiring ambitious students (d) because of high demand in the job market.
Q23 to 29 : The questions below consist of a group of sentences followed by a suggested sequential
arrangement. Select the best sequence.
23. A. And that the pursuit of money by whatever design within the law is always benign.
B. And it holds broadly that the greater the amount of money, the greater the intelligence.
C. This is the institutional truth of Wall Street, this you will be required to believe.
D. The institutional truth of the financial world holds that association with money implies intelligence.
(a) ACBD (b) CDBA (c) DBAC (d) DCAB
24. A. Then think of by how much our advertising could increase the sales level.
B. Advertising effectiveness can be best grasped intuitively on a per capita basis.
C. Overall effectiveness is easily calculated by considering the number of buyers and the cost of
advertising.
D. Think of how much of our brand the average individual is buying now.
(a) DCAB (b) DACB (c) BCDA (d) ABCD
25. A. The age of pragmatism is here, whether we like it or not.
B. The staple rhetoric that was for so long dished out also belongs to the bipolar world of yesterday.
C. The old equations, based on the cold war and on non-alignment no longer holds good.
D. But contrary to much of what is being said and written, it is a multipolar rather than unipolar
world that appears to be emerging out of recent events.
(a) ABCD (b) ACBD (c) ADBC (d) ADCB
26. A. Past research has uncovered the fact that cognitive age is inversely related to life satisfaction
among the elderly.
B. A person may feel young or old irrespective of chronological age.
C. That is, the ‘younger’ an elderly person feels, the more likely she or he is to be satisfied with life
in general.
D. Cognitive age is a psychological construct that refers to one’s subjective assessment of one’s
age.
(a) BDAC (b) DBAC (c) DCAB (d) ABCD
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27. A. It was a fascinating tempting green, like the hue of the great green grasshopper.
B. Her teeth were very white and her voice had a cruel and at the same time a coaxing sound.
C. While she was uncorking the bottle I noticed how green her eyeballs were.
D. I saw, too, how small her hands were, which showed that she did not use them much.
(a) ACBD (b) BACD (c) CADB (d) BADC
28. A. By intelligence we mean a style of life, a way of behaving in various situations, and particularly
in new, strange and perplexing situations.
B. When we talk about intelligence, we do not mean the ability to get a good score on a certain
kind of test, or even the ability to do well at school.
C. The true test of intelligence is not how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.
D. These are at best only indicators of something large, deeper and far more important.
(a) BDAC (b) CDBA (c) ABCD (d) CABD
29. A. In formal speech, syllables are likely to be more deliberately sounded than in informal speech.
B. Yet dictionary editors have no choice but to deal with each word as an individual entity.
C. The pronunciation of words is influenced by the situation.
D. Further, the pronunciation of a word is affected by its position in the sentence and by the
meaning it carries.
(a) ACBD (b) ACDB (c) ABCD (d) CADB
Q30 to 35 : Each of these questions contains a sentence followed by four choices. Select from among
these choices the one which most logically completes the idea contained in the given sentence.
30. Particularly today, when so many difficult and complex problems face the human species, the
development of broad
(a) and powerful shoulders is necessary.
(b) plans of action is not possible.
(c) moral values is required.
(d) and powerful thinking is desperately needed.
31. In the European Community countries there has been talk of an energy tax to raise funds
(a) by burdening the rich who can afford higher taxes.
(b) to penalise heavy users of energy.
(c) by raising the price of energy-intensive implements.
(d) to search for alternative sources of energy.
32. “Look before you leap” reflects an attitude expressed in such a saying as
(a) ‘Forewarned is forearmed.’
(b) ‘A stitch in time saves nine.’
(c) ‘No risk no gain.’
(d) ‘Fools rush where the angels fear to tread.’
33. This is the ancient kingdom of Sumeria and you are its venerated ruler. The fate of Sumeria’ economy
and of your royal subjects
(a) is written in their horoscopes.
(b) is as unknown as the name of your kingdom.
(c) is entirely in your hands.
(d) is allocated according to their needs.
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Q1 – 11 : From the statements in questions choose the one that expresses the idea most correctly.
1. (a) The best part of the programme is the dances.
(b) The best part of the programme are the dances.
(c) The best part of the programme are the dance.
(d) The best parts of the programme is the dances.
2. (a) The professor, as well as the students, was pleased with their results.
(b) The professor, as well as the students, were pleased with their results.
(c) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
(d) The professor as well as the students were pleased with their results.
3. (a) He was unwilling to testify, he was afraid of the defendant.
(b) Because he was afraid of the defendant, he was unwilling to testify.
(c) He was unwilling to testify: he was afraid of the defendant.
(d) Because he was afraid of the defendant he was unwilling to testify.
4. (a) When you have good health, one should feel fortunate.
(b) When you have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(c) When one have good health, you should feel fortunate.
(d) When one has good health, he should feel fortunate.
5. (a) Either you or he have to be here.
(b) Either you or he has to be here.
(c) Neither you nor he have to be here.
(d) Neither you nor they has to be here.
6. (a) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(b) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
(c) Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them, sometimes they
forgive them.
(d) Children begin by loving their parents, as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they
forgive them.
7. (a) Gopal and Ramesh have not finished his work.
(b) Gopal and Ramesh has not finished his work.
(c) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh have finished their work.
(d) Neither Gopal nor Ramesh has finished his work.

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8. (a) The fact that Raghu was a good student he had many offers for good jobs.
(b) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in his having many offers for good jobs.
(c) The fact Raghu was a good student resulted in him having offers for good jobs.
(d) The fact that Raghu was a good student resulted in him having many offers for good jobs.
9. (a) The people of this company, have always been aware, of the needs for products of better quality
and lower price.
(b) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(c) The people of this company have always been aware of the need for products of better quality
and lower price.
(d) The people of this company, have always been aware of the need for products of better quality,
and lower price.
10. (a) The Dean finally agreed to see me. To talk about my financial problems.
(b) The Dean finally agreed to see me, to talk about my financial problems.
(c) The Dean, finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
(d) The Dean finally agreed to see me to talk about my financial problems.
11. (a) We invited only the people who he said were his friends.
(b) We invited only the people whom he said were his friends.
(c) We invited only the people whom he said was his friends.
(d) We invited only the person whom he said were his friends.
Q12 to 22 : Each sentence below has been broken up into four parts sequentially (a, b, c, d). Choose that
part which contains a mistake.
12. (a) A feasibility survey has now (b) been completed in India to establish
(c) a network of felicitate contacts (d) between small and medium enterprises.
13. (a) Privatization generally represents (b) an ideological response
(c) to the perceived problem (d) in the public sector.
14. (a) The Indian government’s choice
(b) of the EEC as a partner
(c) stem from the fact
(d) that the community is the most important market for India.
15. (a) A person who earns a (b) few thousand rupees
(c) and decides to save (d) many of it must be a miser.
16. (a) Had you been in my (b) position, you were definitely
(c) shown your displeasure (d) at the turn of events.
17. (a) I definitely disagree (b) with the position that
(c) requires that money (d) is a key motivator.
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18. (a) This has slowed the progress (b) of reforms in many countries
(c) because the choice of either of the extreme (d) positions inevitably invite criticism.
19. (a) Gavaskar was a great batsman who (b) having played more than 100
(c) test matches, he then decided (d) to call it a day.
20. (a) When we sold of all our (b) furniture, crockery and
(c) other household goods, (d) the room looked bare.
21. (a) In the history of mankind (b) it has always been
(c) minority which have been (d) able to change the world.
22. (a) Management education is (b) becoming highly sought after
(c) by aspiring ambitious students (d) because of high demand in the job market.
Q23 to 29 : The questions below consist of a group of sentences followed by a suggested sequential
arrangement. Select the best sequence.
23. A. And that the pursuit of money by whatever design within the law is always benign.
B. And it holds broadly that the greater the amount of money, the greater the intelligence.
C. This is the institutional truth of Wall Street, this you will be required to believe.
D. The institutional truth of the financial world holds that association with money implies intelligence.
(a) ACBD (b) CDBA (c) DBAC (d) DCAB
24. A. Then think of by how much our advertising could increase the sales level.
B. Advertising effectiveness can be best grasped intuitively on a per capita basis.
C. Overall effectiveness is easily calculated by considering the number of buyers and the cost of
advertising.
D. Think of how much of our brand the average individual is buying now.
(a) DCAB (b) DACB (c) BCDA (d) ABCD
25. A. The age of pragmatism is here, whether we like it or not.
B. The staple rhetoric that was for so long dished out also belongs to the bipolar world of yesterday.
C. The old equations, based on the cold war and on non-alignment no longer holds good.
D. But contrary to much of what is being said and written, it is a multipolar rather than unipolar
world that appears to be emerging out of recent events.
(a) ABCD (b) ACBD (c) ADBC (d) ADCB
26. A. Past research has uncovered the fact that cognitive age is inversely related to life satisfaction
among the elderly.
B. A person may feel young or old irrespective of chronological age.
C. That is, the ‘younger’ an elderly person feels, the more likely she or he is to be satisfied with life
in general.
D. Cognitive age is a psychological construct that refers to one’s subjective assessment of one’s
age.
(a) BDAC (b) DBAC (c) DCAB (d) ABCD
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27. A. It was a fascinating tempting green, like the hue of the great green grasshopper.
B. Her teeth were very white and her voice had a cruel and at the same time a coaxing sound.
C. While she was uncorking the bottle I noticed how green her eyeballs were.
D. I saw, too, how small her hands were, which showed that she did not use them much.
(a) ACBD (b) BACD (c) CADB (d) BADC
28. A. By intelligence we mean a style of life, a way of behaving in various situations, and particularly
in new, strange and perplexing situations.
B. When we talk about intelligence, we do not mean the ability to get a good score on a certain
kind of test, or even the ability to do well at school.
C. The true test of intelligence is not how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.
D. These are at best only indicators of something large, deeper and far more important.
(a) BDAC (b) CDBA (c) ABCD (d) CABD
29. A. In formal speech, syllables are likely to be more deliberately sounded than in informal speech.
B. Yet dictionary editors have no choice but to deal with each word as an individual entity.
C. The pronunciation of words is influenced by the situation.
D. Further, the pronunciation of a word is affected by its position in the sentence and by the
meaning it carries.
(a) ACBD (b) ACDB (c) ABCD (d) CADB
Q30 to 35 : Each of these questions contains a sentence followed by four choices. Select from among
these choices the one which most logically completes the idea contained in the given sentence.
30. Particularly today, when so many difficult and complex problems face the human species, the
development of broad
(a) and powerful shoulders is necessary.
(b) plans of action is not possible.
(c) moral values is required.
(d) and powerful thinking is desperately needed.
31. In the European Community countries there has been talk of an energy tax to raise funds
(a) by burdening the rich who can afford higher taxes.
(b) to penalise heavy users of energy.
(c) by raising the price of energy-intensive implements.
(d) to search for alternative sources of energy.
32. “Look before you leap” reflects an attitude expressed in such a saying as
(a) ‘Forewarned is forearmed.’
(b) ‘A stitch in time saves nine.’
(c) ‘No risk no gain.’
(d) ‘Fools rush where the angels fear to tread.’
33. This is the ancient kingdom of Sumeria and you are its venerated ruler. The fate of Sumeria’ economy
and of your royal subjects
(a) is written in their horoscopes.
(b) is as unknown as the name of your kingdom.
(c) is entirely in your hands.
(d) is allocated according to their needs.
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34. Furthermore, to be radical means to be ready and willing to break with the predominant cultural,
political and social beliefs and values in order to
(a) investigate the essential realities that they conceal.
(b) investigate the root cause of malaise in a society.
(c) shape a new economic order.
(d) re-construct the system in terms of new realities.
35. Entrepreneurs are never satisfied with the status quo, they are intent on shaping the future, rather
than being shaped by it. As one Chief Executive once said,
(a) “The future is the sum total of actions in the present and past.”
(b) “If you are not alert, before you realize it the future is on you.”
(c) “I do not want our competitors making decisions for us.”
(d) “It is a sound business policy to anticipate change than being swamped by it.”
Q 36 to 50 : Each of these questions contains six statements followed by four sets of combinations of
three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.
36. A. No attendants are qualified.
B. Some nurses are qualified.
C. Some nurses are not qualified.
D. All nurses are attendants.
E. All attendants are qualified.
F. Some attendants are qualified.
(a) ABF (b) CDF (c) BDF (d) BDE
37. A. Mary is John’s wife.
B. Mary and John danced together.
C. Mary wears John’s ring.
D. Husband and wives danced the last waltz.
E. John loves Mary.
F. John danced last with Mary.
(a) ADF (b) ABD (c) ACE (d) AEF
38. A. All roses are fragrant.
B. All roses are majestic.
C. All roses are plants.
D. All plants need air.
E. All roses need air.
F. All plants need water.
(a) ABC (b) BCD (c) CDE (d) CEF
39. A. Laxman is a man.
B. Meera is Laxman’s wife.
C. Some women are islands.
D. No man is an island.
E. Meera is not an island.
F. Laxman is not a island.
(a) ADE (b) ABE (c) ADF (d) CDE
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