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1 d 21 a 41 d 101 b 121 b 141 a 
2 c 22 b 42 d 102 d 122 b 142 c 
3 c 23 d 43 a 103 c 123 c 143 c 
4 b 24 a 44 d 104 a 124 b 144 c 
5 d 25 c 45 b 105 d 125 c 145 c 
6 d 26 a 46 b 106 c 126 d 146 c 
7 b 27 d 47 d 107 b 127 b 147 d 
8 a 28 a 48 d 108 a 128 d 148 c 
9 d 29 c 49 c 109 a 129 d 149 c 
10 a 30 d 50 b 110 d 130 b 150 b 
11 b 31 b   111 c 131 c     
12 a 32 a   112 b 132 c     
13 b 33 a   113 d 133 b     
14 d 34 d   114 c 134 c     
15 a 35 c   115 b 135 c     
16 b 36 c     116 a 136 b     
17 d 37 b     117 d 137 c     
18 b 38 a     118 b 138 a     
19 c 39 b     119 d 139 b     
20 a 40 d     120 b 140 d     
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1 d 21 a 41 d 101 b 121 b 141 a 
2 c 22 b 42 d 102 d 122 b 142 c 
3 c 23 d 43 a 103 c 123 c 143 c 
4 b 24 a 44 d 104 a 124 b 144 c 
5 d 25 c 45 b 105 d 125 c 145 c 
6 d 26 a 46 b 106 c 126 d 146 c 
7 b 27 d 47 d 107 b 127 b 147 d 
8 a 28 a 48 d 108 a 128 d 148 c 
9 d 29 c 49 c 109 a 129 d 149 c 
10 a 30 d 50 b 110 d 130 b 150 b 
11 b 31 b   111 c 131 c     
12 a 32 a   112 b 132 c     
13 b 33 a   113 d 133 b     
14 d 34 d   114 c 134 c     
15 a 35 c   115 b 135 c     
16 b 36 c     116 a 136 b     
17 d 37 b     117 d 137 c     
18 b 38 a     118 b 138 a     
19 c 39 b     119 d 139 b     
20 a 40 d     120 b 140 d     
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1. d B shows the problem faced by a researcher, D.
elaborates why this happens, A continues with it and
C., by using ‘however’ introduces the way out of the
problem.
2. c D starts with ‘but’ and states why use of electricity in
industries poses problems. A. continues with the idea
and the word ‘also’ shows that it should follow D. B.
presents an alternate to the costly options by using ‘ in
contrast’, C. states another reason to avoid using
mineral resources for generating electricity and leads
to 6.
3. c The user of word ‘rather’ in B. indicates that it should
follow 1. D. states that the competition depends on
five basic competitive forces, A. continues with the
same idea. C. states that not all industries have the
same potential an this is elaborated in 6.
4. b B supports the fact presented in 1., A. gives reasons
for the argument. D. talks about how science affects
war and C. states its overall result, leading to the
conclusion in 6.
5. d. D talks about a lovely scenery in a countryside, which
was introduced in 1. C. talks about other positive points
of a countryside, B. uses ‘but’ to state that there are
negative points too, A. elaborates on the idea and
leads to 6.
6. d D introduces communism as a kind of a welfare state
introduced in 1. A. presents the other side of
communism, B. elaborates on the idea, and C. leads to
the conclusion stated in 6.
7. b B states how we start knowing a man, C. talks about
growing acquaintance, A. about it leading to intimacy
and D leads to the conclusion as presented in 6.
8. a D introduces an action of the government, A. explains
what it is, C. relates it to another action and B.
concludes the passage by stating the consequences
of the action.
9. d C starts with ’once upon a time’ indicating that this
should be the beginning of the passage. B. talks about
how C. prompted Indians to stay closer to Soviet Union,
D. states how this could be done and A. elaborates on
the same.
10. a C introduces an American to the passage, D. states
who he was, B. talks about something he said, and A.
shows the author’s reaction to it.
11. b D introduces the topic of the passage, A. talks about
consequences of D. C. elaborates on the idea and
refers to an error which is again referred to in B. as
‘this error”. Therefore B. should follow C.
12. a B states how to evaluate our target for export growth,
D. continues with it by using ‘even’, A. uses D. as a
background to compare the current target and C.
concludes the passage.
13. b B introduces central programmes as the subject of
the passage, C. shows how they grow, D. states that
it is difficult to curtail them and A. concludes the
passage.
14. d D shows that the passage is about poverty in Indian
society, and about the author seeing it in Bombay. C.
states the effect it had on the author, B. talks about
poverty being in the open and A., by using ‘it’ for the
poverty shows that it should follow B.
15. a D introduces the fact that journalists and teachers are
often criticized for speaking out their mind. C. starts
by using ‘but’ and states that unlike journalists and
teachers writers are not hampered much. B. continues
with the idea, and uses the pronoun ‘they’ for the
writers, showing that it should follow C. and A.
concludes the passage.
16. b
Educated
Good
Boys
17. d
Dull
Graduates
Sincere
18. b Sham won a lottery though he is not intelligent. This
shows that intelligence is not needed to win a lottery.
19. c If good managers are intuitive and Supriya is a good
manager it follows that she is intuitive.
20. a
College
Athlete
Professional
Well paid
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1 d 21 a 41 d 101 b 121 b 141 a 
2 c 22 b 42 d 102 d 122 b 142 c 
3 c 23 d 43 a 103 c 123 c 143 c 
4 b 24 a 44 d 104 a 124 b 144 c 
5 d 25 c 45 b 105 d 125 c 145 c 
6 d 26 a 46 b 106 c 126 d 146 c 
7 b 27 d 47 d 107 b 127 b 147 d 
8 a 28 a 48 d 108 a 128 d 148 c 
9 d 29 c 49 c 109 a 129 d 149 c 
10 a 30 d 50 b 110 d 130 b 150 b 
11 b 31 b   111 c 131 c     
12 a 32 a   112 b 132 c     
13 b 33 a   113 d 133 b     
14 d 34 d   114 c 134 c     
15 a 35 c   115 b 135 c     
16 b 36 c     116 a 136 b     
17 d 37 b     117 d 137 c     
18 b 38 a     118 b 138 a     
19 c 39 b     119 d 139 b     
20 a 40 d     120 b 140 d     
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1. d B shows the problem faced by a researcher, D.
elaborates why this happens, A continues with it and
C., by using ‘however’ introduces the way out of the
problem.
2. c D starts with ‘but’ and states why use of electricity in
industries poses problems. A. continues with the idea
and the word ‘also’ shows that it should follow D. B.
presents an alternate to the costly options by using ‘ in
contrast’, C. states another reason to avoid using
mineral resources for generating electricity and leads
to 6.
3. c The user of word ‘rather’ in B. indicates that it should
follow 1. D. states that the competition depends on
five basic competitive forces, A. continues with the
same idea. C. states that not all industries have the
same potential an this is elaborated in 6.
4. b B supports the fact presented in 1., A. gives reasons
for the argument. D. talks about how science affects
war and C. states its overall result, leading to the
conclusion in 6.
5. d. D talks about a lovely scenery in a countryside, which
was introduced in 1. C. talks about other positive points
of a countryside, B. uses ‘but’ to state that there are
negative points too, A. elaborates on the idea and
leads to 6.
6. d D introduces communism as a kind of a welfare state
introduced in 1. A. presents the other side of
communism, B. elaborates on the idea, and C. leads to
the conclusion stated in 6.
7. b B states how we start knowing a man, C. talks about
growing acquaintance, A. about it leading to intimacy
and D leads to the conclusion as presented in 6.
8. a D introduces an action of the government, A. explains
what it is, C. relates it to another action and B.
concludes the passage by stating the consequences
of the action.
9. d C starts with ’once upon a time’ indicating that this
should be the beginning of the passage. B. talks about
how C. prompted Indians to stay closer to Soviet Union,
D. states how this could be done and A. elaborates on
the same.
10. a C introduces an American to the passage, D. states
who he was, B. talks about something he said, and A.
shows the author’s reaction to it.
11. b D introduces the topic of the passage, A. talks about
consequences of D. C. elaborates on the idea and
refers to an error which is again referred to in B. as
‘this error”. Therefore B. should follow C.
12. a B states how to evaluate our target for export growth,
D. continues with it by using ‘even’, A. uses D. as a
background to compare the current target and C.
concludes the passage.
13. b B introduces central programmes as the subject of
the passage, C. shows how they grow, D. states that
it is difficult to curtail them and A. concludes the
passage.
14. d D shows that the passage is about poverty in Indian
society, and about the author seeing it in Bombay. C.
states the effect it had on the author, B. talks about
poverty being in the open and A., by using ‘it’ for the
poverty shows that it should follow B.
15. a D introduces the fact that journalists and teachers are
often criticized for speaking out their mind. C. starts
by using ‘but’ and states that unlike journalists and
teachers writers are not hampered much. B. continues
with the idea, and uses the pronoun ‘they’ for the
writers, showing that it should follow C. and A.
concludes the passage.
16. b
Educated
Good
Boys
17. d
Dull
Graduates
Sincere
18. b Sham won a lottery though he is not intelligent. This
shows that intelligence is not needed to win a lottery.
19. c If good managers are intuitive and Supriya is a good
manager it follows that she is intuitive.
20. a
College
Athlete
Professional
Well paid
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21. a
Poor 
thinker
Intolerant
High 
ideals
22. b
Music 
lover
Sing
Engineer
23. d
Well-dressed
Dull
Sociable
24. a Though Iran and Iraq are members of the UN, they are
not friends, implying that all members of the UN are not
friends.
25. c The answer to this question can be neither ‘No’ nor
‘Yes’ as both would contradict the given conditions.
26. a The answer to the question has to be ‘yes’ implying
that Laxman is ‘Yes’ hence Ram has to be ‘No’
27. d The answer to this question can be ‘No’ as well as
‘Yes’.
28. a All others are adjectives.
29. c All others refer to something one receives.
30. d All others are synonyms.
31. b All others are kinds of governments.
32. a All others refer to individuals who have been honoured
in some way.
33. a All others refer to individuals who use their skills or
abilities. Authority cannot be called a skill.
34. d All others refer to ‘travel’.
35. c If only one had failed than the person who had failed
would have known that the other two had passed so
he had failed. But the question states that no one still
knows his own result.
36. c A composer composes a symphony and an author
writes a novel.
37. b Like a trunk holds a tree upright, a chassis holds a car
together.
38. a An arc is a part of a circle, just as a segment is a part
of a line.
39. b A cow is a part of herd and a child is a part of a family.
40. d Wool is natural and acrylic is man made. Similarly cotton
is natural and terelyene is man made.
41. d A doctor treats diseases and a teacher treats
ignorance.
42. d Ornithology is a study of birds and botany is a study
of plants.
43. a One eats food when one experiences hunger and
one sleeps when one experiences weariness.
44. d A spear can be said to be a bigger kind of a dart,
similarly a cannon is a bigger gun.
45. b Bricks are used to make a building, asphalt is used to
make a highway.
46. b ‘Which’ should be used for an inanimate noun ‘team’.
47. d The correct and more concise usage is ‘garden in its
front’.
48. d The correct usage is ‘planning to go there’
49. c The correct pronoun to be used is ‘none’ instead of
‘not’.
50. b The use of ‘to’ before ‘go’ is redundant in answer (b).
Therefore, the correct answer is option (b).
101. b The discovery led to treatment of some bacterial
infections.
102. d The medical fraternity has grown richer due to the
current medical practices in America.
103. c The reason is simply that medical practices differ in
different countries.
104. a It is beneficial in the short term.
105. d Cholesterol screening applied under ‘Care rather than
cure’ movement could be controversial as today’s view
of what constitutes a good diet may prove to be wrong
tomorrow.
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1 d 21 a 41 d 101 b 121 b 141 a 
2 c 22 b 42 d 102 d 122 b 142 c 
3 c 23 d 43 a 103 c 123 c 143 c 
4 b 24 a 44 d 104 a 124 b 144 c 
5 d 25 c 45 b 105 d 125 c 145 c 
6 d 26 a 46 b 106 c 126 d 146 c 
7 b 27 d 47 d 107 b 127 b 147 d 
8 a 28 a 48 d 108 a 128 d 148 c 
9 d 29 c 49 c 109 a 129 d 149 c 
10 a 30 d 50 b 110 d 130 b 150 b 
11 b 31 b   111 c 131 c     
12 a 32 a   112 b 132 c     
13 b 33 a   113 d 133 b     
14 d 34 d   114 c 134 c     
15 a 35 c   115 b 135 c     
16 b 36 c     116 a 136 b     
17 d 37 b     117 d 137 c     
18 b 38 a     118 b 138 a     
19 c 39 b     119 d 139 b     
20 a 40 d     120 b 140 d     
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1. d B shows the problem faced by a researcher, D.
elaborates why this happens, A continues with it and
C., by using ‘however’ introduces the way out of the
problem.
2. c D starts with ‘but’ and states why use of electricity in
industries poses problems. A. continues with the idea
and the word ‘also’ shows that it should follow D. B.
presents an alternate to the costly options by using ‘ in
contrast’, C. states another reason to avoid using
mineral resources for generating electricity and leads
to 6.
3. c The user of word ‘rather’ in B. indicates that it should
follow 1. D. states that the competition depends on
five basic competitive forces, A. continues with the
same idea. C. states that not all industries have the
same potential an this is elaborated in 6.
4. b B supports the fact presented in 1., A. gives reasons
for the argument. D. talks about how science affects
war and C. states its overall result, leading to the
conclusion in 6.
5. d. D talks about a lovely scenery in a countryside, which
was introduced in 1. C. talks about other positive points
of a countryside, B. uses ‘but’ to state that there are
negative points too, A. elaborates on the idea and
leads to 6.
6. d D introduces communism as a kind of a welfare state
introduced in 1. A. presents the other side of
communism, B. elaborates on the idea, and C. leads to
the conclusion stated in 6.
7. b B states how we start knowing a man, C. talks about
growing acquaintance, A. about it leading to intimacy
and D leads to the conclusion as presented in 6.
8. a D introduces an action of the government, A. explains
what it is, C. relates it to another action and B.
concludes the passage by stating the consequences
of the action.
9. d C starts with ’once upon a time’ indicating that this
should be the beginning of the passage. B. talks about
how C. prompted Indians to stay closer to Soviet Union,
D. states how this could be done and A. elaborates on
the same.
10. a C introduces an American to the passage, D. states
who he was, B. talks about something he said, and A.
shows the author’s reaction to it.
11. b D introduces the topic of the passage, A. talks about
consequences of D. C. elaborates on the idea and
refers to an error which is again referred to in B. as
‘this error”. Therefore B. should follow C.
12. a B states how to evaluate our target for export growth,
D. continues with it by using ‘even’, A. uses D. as a
background to compare the current target and C.
concludes the passage.
13. b B introduces central programmes as the subject of
the passage, C. shows how they grow, D. states that
it is difficult to curtail them and A. concludes the
passage.
14. d D shows that the passage is about poverty in Indian
society, and about the author seeing it in Bombay. C.
states the effect it had on the author, B. talks about
poverty being in the open and A., by using ‘it’ for the
poverty shows that it should follow B.
15. a D introduces the fact that journalists and teachers are
often criticized for speaking out their mind. C. starts
by using ‘but’ and states that unlike journalists and
teachers writers are not hampered much. B. continues
with the idea, and uses the pronoun ‘they’ for the
writers, showing that it should follow C. and A.
concludes the passage.
16. b
Educated
Good
Boys
17. d
Dull
Graduates
Sincere
18. b Sham won a lottery though he is not intelligent. This
shows that intelligence is not needed to win a lottery.
19. c If good managers are intuitive and Supriya is a good
manager it follows that she is intuitive.
20. a
College
Athlete
Professional
Well paid
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21. a
Poor 
thinker
Intolerant
High 
ideals
22. b
Music 
lover
Sing
Engineer
23. d
Well-dressed
Dull
Sociable
24. a Though Iran and Iraq are members of the UN, they are
not friends, implying that all members of the UN are not
friends.
25. c The answer to this question can be neither ‘No’ nor
‘Yes’ as both would contradict the given conditions.
26. a The answer to the question has to be ‘yes’ implying
that Laxman is ‘Yes’ hence Ram has to be ‘No’
27. d The answer to this question can be ‘No’ as well as
‘Yes’.
28. a All others are adjectives.
29. c All others refer to something one receives.
30. d All others are synonyms.
31. b All others are kinds of governments.
32. a All others refer to individuals who have been honoured
in some way.
33. a All others refer to individuals who use their skills or
abilities. Authority cannot be called a skill.
34. d All others refer to ‘travel’.
35. c If only one had failed than the person who had failed
would have known that the other two had passed so
he had failed. But the question states that no one still
knows his own result.
36. c A composer composes a symphony and an author
writes a novel.
37. b Like a trunk holds a tree upright, a chassis holds a car
together.
38. a An arc is a part of a circle, just as a segment is a part
of a line.
39. b A cow is a part of herd and a child is a part of a family.
40. d Wool is natural and acrylic is man made. Similarly cotton
is natural and terelyene is man made.
41. d A doctor treats diseases and a teacher treats
ignorance.
42. d Ornithology is a study of birds and botany is a study
of plants.
43. a One eats food when one experiences hunger and
one sleeps when one experiences weariness.
44. d A spear can be said to be a bigger kind of a dart,
similarly a cannon is a bigger gun.
45. b Bricks are used to make a building, asphalt is used to
make a highway.
46. b ‘Which’ should be used for an inanimate noun ‘team’.
47. d The correct and more concise usage is ‘garden in its
front’.
48. d The correct usage is ‘planning to go there’
49. c The correct pronoun to be used is ‘none’ instead of
‘not’.
50. b The use of ‘to’ before ‘go’ is redundant in answer (b).
Therefore, the correct answer is option (b).
101. b The discovery led to treatment of some bacterial
infections.
102. d The medical fraternity has grown richer due to the
current medical practices in America.
103. c The reason is simply that medical practices differ in
different countries.
104. a It is beneficial in the short term.
105. d Cholesterol screening applied under ‘Care rather than
cure’ movement could be controversial as today’s view
of what constitutes a good diet may prove to be wrong
tomorrow.
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106. c The outcomes movement is likely to have only a modest
affect because effectiveness of drugs is not same in
all patients.
107. b Bio technologies have produced new drugs but they
are very expensive.
108. a It will restrict the public use of costly medicines, leaving
the poor to fend for themselves.
109. a Smith deals with virtues of self interest in a very
practical, factual way. He has been referred to as a
pragmatist.
110. d Smith says competition leads to regulation of quantity.
111. c Smith favoured free trade to prevent market failure.
112. b Smith says that if free trade is not there, producers
might try to form near monopolies.
113. d The passage states that government has to try to
defend people from violence, injustice, and oppression
and has to provide certain public works because the
market has in some way failed.
114. c A free rider problem arises due to failure of collective
defence and administration of justice, and an R & D
department of an industry cannot be used to solve it.
115. b According to Smith competition directly affects prices,
quality of goods and quantity of goods produced.
116. a Government intervention is often a cause of market
breaking down, requiring more intervention on
Government’s part.
117. d Smith is against laws prohibiting import.
118. b The greater complexity in the modern manufacturing
process has not been presented as an argument for
government intervention.
119. d The passage does not talk about flexibility in the role
of the government. Infact it states that government
should confine itself only to certain tasks.
120. b Modern government offers preferences as if it costs
nothing.
121. b A jet stream has length, width as well as depth.
122. b Most data is available over the Northern hemisphere.
123. c A jet stream is defined as ‘a strong, narrow air current’.
124. b Jet streams are caused by confluence of air masses
with very different temperatures.
125. c Jet streams have not been shown to cause flight
delays.
126. d The strong easterly jet streams causes summer
monsoon over India.
127. b The subtropical jet stream is associated with fair
weather.
128. d In the lands with insufficient rainfall, where water is
brought in from outside for irrigation, salinization can
take place.
129. d The passage talks about problems as well as remedies
for soil infertility.
130. b Natural fertility exhausts the fastest in humid tropical
forests.
131. c The passage does not talk of fertilizer fixation through
lightning.
132. c Crop rotation preserves soil and prevents build up of
pests.
133. b The Nile basin contains heavy soil with poor drainage
properties.
134. c Legumes have nodules in their roots.
135. c The author criticizes the application of scientism to
social sciences.
136. b The last paragraph highlights that in social sphere
there is no single cause by the creation of which one
can create a certain effect at will.
137. c The author has tried to show that scientism cannot be
properly applied to explain social behaviour.
138. a According to scientism there is only one truth the truth
of science and the methods of physical science can
thus be applied to other fields of enquiry, like the social
sciences.
139. b The author has attacked the approach of scientism
towards social sciences.
140. d The passage uses comparisons with familiar objects
and very simple language, indicating that it is aimed at
people with little technical knowledge of astronomy.
141. a The first sentence of the passage shows that the
passage is about the variety of motions of the earth.
142. c The Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the alternation
between day and night, which we all know takes only
24 hours.
143. c The author has used comparisons with objects like a
top and references to geometric shapes like cones.
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1 d 21 a 41 d 101 b 121 b 141 a 
2 c 22 b 42 d 102 d 122 b 142 c 
3 c 23 d 43 a 103 c 123 c 143 c 
4 b 24 a 44 d 104 a 124 b 144 c 
5 d 25 c 45 b 105 d 125 c 145 c 
6 d 26 a 46 b 106 c 126 d 146 c 
7 b 27 d 47 d 107 b 127 b 147 d 
8 a 28 a 48 d 108 a 128 d 148 c 
9 d 29 c 49 c 109 a 129 d 149 c 
10 a 30 d 50 b 110 d 130 b 150 b 
11 b 31 b   111 c 131 c     
12 a 32 a   112 b 132 c     
13 b 33 a   113 d 133 b     
14 d 34 d   114 c 134 c     
15 a 35 c   115 b 135 c     
16 b 36 c     116 a 136 b     
17 d 37 b     117 d 137 c     
18 b 38 a     118 b 138 a     
19 c 39 b     119 d 139 b     
20 a 40 d     120 b 140 d     
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1. d B shows the problem faced by a researcher, D.
elaborates why this happens, A continues with it and
C., by using ‘however’ introduces the way out of the
problem.
2. c D starts with ‘but’ and states why use of electricity in
industries poses problems. A. continues with the idea
and the word ‘also’ shows that it should follow D. B.
presents an alternate to the costly options by using ‘ in
contrast’, C. states another reason to avoid using
mineral resources for generating electricity and leads
to 6.
3. c The user of word ‘rather’ in B. indicates that it should
follow 1. D. states that the competition depends on
five basic competitive forces, A. continues with the
same idea. C. states that not all industries have the
same potential an this is elaborated in 6.
4. b B supports the fact presented in 1., A. gives reasons
for the argument. D. talks about how science affects
war and C. states its overall result, leading to the
conclusion in 6.
5. d. D talks about a lovely scenery in a countryside, which
was introduced in 1. C. talks about other positive points
of a countryside, B. uses ‘but’ to state that there are
negative points too, A. elaborates on the idea and
leads to 6.
6. d D introduces communism as a kind of a welfare state
introduced in 1. A. presents the other side of
communism, B. elaborates on the idea, and C. leads to
the conclusion stated in 6.
7. b B states how we start knowing a man, C. talks about
growing acquaintance, A. about it leading to intimacy
and D leads to the conclusion as presented in 6.
8. a D introduces an action of the government, A. explains
what it is, C. relates it to another action and B.
concludes the passage by stating the consequences
of the action.
9. d C starts with ’once upon a time’ indicating that this
should be the beginning of the passage. B. talks about
how C. prompted Indians to stay closer to Soviet Union,
D. states how this could be done and A. elaborates on
the same.
10. a C introduces an American to the passage, D. states
who he was, B. talks about something he said, and A.
shows the author’s reaction to it.
11. b D introduces the topic of the passage, A. talks about
consequences of D. C. elaborates on the idea and
refers to an error which is again referred to in B. as
‘this error”. Therefore B. should follow C.
12. a B states how to evaluate our target for export growth,
D. continues with it by using ‘even’, A. uses D. as a
background to compare the current target and C.
concludes the passage.
13. b B introduces central programmes as the subject of
the passage, C. shows how they grow, D. states that
it is difficult to curtail them and A. concludes the
passage.
14. d D shows that the passage is about poverty in Indian
society, and about the author seeing it in Bombay. C.
states the effect it had on the author, B. talks about
poverty being in the open and A., by using ‘it’ for the
poverty shows that it should follow B.
15. a D introduces the fact that journalists and teachers are
often criticized for speaking out their mind. C. starts
by using ‘but’ and states that unlike journalists and
teachers writers are not hampered much. B. continues
with the idea, and uses the pronoun ‘they’ for the
writers, showing that it should follow C. and A.
concludes the passage.
16. b
Educated
Good
Boys
17. d
Dull
Graduates
Sincere
18. b Sham won a lottery though he is not intelligent. This
shows that intelligence is not needed to win a lottery.
19. c If good managers are intuitive and Supriya is a good
manager it follows that she is intuitive.
20. a
College
Athlete
Professional
Well paid
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21. a
Poor 
thinker
Intolerant
High 
ideals
22. b
Music 
lover
Sing
Engineer
23. d
Well-dressed
Dull
Sociable
24. a Though Iran and Iraq are members of the UN, they are
not friends, implying that all members of the UN are not
friends.
25. c The answer to this question can be neither ‘No’ nor
‘Yes’ as both would contradict the given conditions.
26. a The answer to the question has to be ‘yes’ implying
that Laxman is ‘Yes’ hence Ram has to be ‘No’
27. d The answer to this question can be ‘No’ as well as
‘Yes’.
28. a All others are adjectives.
29. c All others refer to something one receives.
30. d All others are synonyms.
31. b All others are kinds of governments.
32. a All others refer to individuals who have been honoured
in some way.
33. a All others refer to individuals who use their skills or
abilities. Authority cannot be called a skill.
34. d All others refer to ‘travel’.
35. c If only one had failed than the person who had failed
would have known that the other two had passed so
he had failed. But the question states that no one still
knows his own result.
36. c A composer composes a symphony and an author
writes a novel.
37. b Like a trunk holds a tree upright, a chassis holds a car
together.
38. a An arc is a part of a circle, just as a segment is a part
of a line.
39. b A cow is a part of herd and a child is a part of a family.
40. d Wool is natural and acrylic is man made. Similarly cotton
is natural and terelyene is man made.
41. d A doctor treats diseases and a teacher treats
ignorance.
42. d Ornithology is a study of birds and botany is a study
of plants.
43. a One eats food when one experiences hunger and
one sleeps when one experiences weariness.
44. d A spear can be said to be a bigger kind of a dart,
similarly a cannon is a bigger gun.
45. b Bricks are used to make a building, asphalt is used to
make a highway.
46. b ‘Which’ should be used for an inanimate noun ‘team’.
47. d The correct and more concise usage is ‘garden in its
front’.
48. d The correct usage is ‘planning to go there’
49. c The correct pronoun to be used is ‘none’ instead of
‘not’.
50. b The use of ‘to’ before ‘go’ is redundant in answer (b).
Therefore, the correct answer is option (b).
101. b The discovery led to treatment of some bacterial
infections.
102. d The medical fraternity has grown richer due to the
current medical practices in America.
103. c The reason is simply that medical practices differ in
different countries.
104. a It is beneficial in the short term.
105. d Cholesterol screening applied under ‘Care rather than
cure’ movement could be controversial as today’s view
of what constitutes a good diet may prove to be wrong
tomorrow.
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106. c The outcomes movement is likely to have only a modest
affect because effectiveness of drugs is not same in
all patients.
107. b Bio technologies have produced new drugs but they
are very expensive.
108. a It will restrict the public use of costly medicines, leaving
the poor to fend for themselves.
109. a Smith deals with virtues of self interest in a very
practical, factual way. He has been referred to as a
pragmatist.
110. d Smith says competition leads to regulation of quantity.
111. c Smith favoured free trade to prevent market failure.
112. b Smith says that if free trade is not there, producers
might try to form near monopolies.
113. d The passage states that government has to try to
defend people from violence, injustice, and oppression
and has to provide certain public works because the
market has in some way failed.
114. c A free rider problem arises due to failure of collective
defence and administration of justice, and an R & D
department of an industry cannot be used to solve it.
115. b According to Smith competition directly affects prices,
quality of goods and quantity of goods produced.
116. a Government intervention is often a cause of market
breaking down, requiring more intervention on
Government’s part.
117. d Smith is against laws prohibiting import.
118. b The greater complexity in the modern manufacturing
process has not been presented as an argument for
government intervention.
119. d The passage does not talk about flexibility in the role
of the government. Infact it states that government
should confine itself only to certain tasks.
120. b Modern government offers preferences as if it costs
nothing.
121. b A jet stream has length, width as well as depth.
122. b Most data is available over the Northern hemisphere.
123. c A jet stream is defined as ‘a strong, narrow air current’.
124. b Jet streams are caused by confluence of air masses
with very different temperatures.
125. c Jet streams have not been shown to cause flight
delays.
126. d The strong easterly jet streams causes summer
monsoon over India.
127. b The subtropical jet stream is associated with fair
weather.
128. d In the lands with insufficient rainfall, where water is
brought in from outside for irrigation, salinization can
take place.
129. d The passage talks about problems as well as remedies
for soil infertility.
130. b Natural fertility exhausts the fastest in humid tropical
forests.
131. c The passage does not talk of fertilizer fixation through
lightning.
132. c Crop rotation preserves soil and prevents build up of
pests.
133. b The Nile basin contains heavy soil with poor drainage
properties.
134. c Legumes have nodules in their roots.
135. c The author criticizes the application of scientism to
social sciences.
136. b The last paragraph highlights that in social sphere
there is no single cause by the creation of which one
can create a certain effect at will.
137. c The author has tried to show that scientism cannot be
properly applied to explain social behaviour.
138. a According to scientism there is only one truth the truth
of science and the methods of physical science can
thus be applied to other fields of enquiry, like the social
sciences.
139. b The author has attacked the approach of scientism
towards social sciences.
140. d The passage uses comparisons with familiar objects
and very simple language, indicating that it is aimed at
people with little technical knowledge of astronomy.
141. a The first sentence of the passage shows that the
passage is about the variety of motions of the earth.
142. c The Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the alternation
between day and night, which we all know takes only
24 hours.
143. c The author has used comparisons with objects like a
top and references to geometric shapes like cones.
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144. c Physiology is a study of the way living things function,
hence the passage must have been taken from a book
on physiology.
145. c Mesenteries are thin sheets of connective tissues
from which certain organs are suspended.
146. c The nutrients and waste materials are exchanged
between blood and organs through the peri-vascular
spaces.
147. d The cells of adipose tissue are specialized for storage
of fat.
148. c The connective tissues develop in the middle layer of
the early embryo.
149. c Cartilage, stroma and synovia are examples of
connective tissues.
150. b Cartilage permits smooth gliding movements between
opposed surfaces.
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