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Directions: In each of the following sentences four words or phrases are underlined. If there is any mistake with regard to grammar or usage, it is in the underlined part only. Identify the incorrect part.


Q.1. The most/(A) difficult job is to bend/(B) and then lifting/(C) the weight/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a)
D
(b) B
(c) C
(d) A

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.2. He gave me/(A) a ticket so that/(B) I may visit/(C) the/(D) book fair.    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(c) C

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.3. Our boss always/(A) asks us to pay/(B) fuIl/(C) attention to the work at hand/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) B 
(b) D 
(c) C
(d) A

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.4. Evidently/(A) our product is the most/(B) unique in/(C) the market/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) B 
(b) C 
(c) A 
(d) D

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.5. After being finished/(A) the/(B) last chapter of the book, return it/(C) to me/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) B 
(b) A 
(c) D 
(d) C

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.6. The hope/(A) to go through/(B) the book today I have/(C) almost read/(D) half of it.    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) A

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.7. On listening/(A) to the confession of love/(B) she blushed until/(C) she was purple/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) A
(b) C
(c) B
(d) D

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.8. Since/(A) I have forgotten/(B) all the equation I will have/(C) to start from the scratch/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) C 
(b) D 
(c) A 
(d) B

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.9. Five gallons of petrol/(A) are/(B) not enough/(C) to cover the distance/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) D 
(b) B 
(c) A 
(d) C

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.10. The officer asked that/(A) the report/(B) be submitted/(C) immediately/(D).    (CLAT, 2017)
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Directions: Rearrange the given six sentences K, L, M, N, O and P in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follows.
(K) The subjugation or enslavement of the people and countries is fast becoming a thing of the past.
(L) Since then the progress in science and technology and in other branches of knowledge has resulted in the betterment of the conditions of life in many countries.
(M) The Industrial Revolution in England about the middle of the eighteenth century was history's great leap forward.
(N) All this is on credit of modem civilisation.
(O) Society has been progressing and improving for thousands of years.
(P) The span of human life has been enlarged, the condition of the labouring classes in many countries has improved, knowledge and education have made great strides, the treatment of children has become more humane, feats of engineering have done wonders, democracy and freedom have been granted to most countries of the world, and a very much larger percentage of people have become entitled to the good things of life.


Q.11. Which sentence should come fifth in the paragraph?    (NLU Delhi, 2017)
(a) P
(b) K
(c) N
(d)

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.12. Which sentence should come first in the paragraph?    (NLU Delhi, 2017)
(a)
O
(b) M
(c) P
(d) K

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.13. Which sentence should come third in the paragraph?    (NLU Delhi, 2017)
(a) N
(b) M
(c) P
(d) L

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Directions: The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. Shade the appropriate answer in the space provided for it in the OMR answer sheet.


Q.14. a: People who start up their own business typically come from two extreme backgrounds: One is the business family background and the other is a steady professional family background.
b : Typically, people from different backgrounds face different kinds of basic problems
c : The people from both the backgrounds find it very difficult to establish and manage an enterprise.
d : Starting up and managing a small business is no joke.    (CLAT, 2013)

(a) d b c a
(b) b a c d
(c) d a c b
(d) c d a b

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.15. a : Venture capital is recommended as the ideal source of financing for a successfully small business.
b : Several companies including start ups have been funded by dedicated venture funds during this decade.
c : Despite this, an average Indian entrepreneur understands and appreciation of venture capital concept has been woefully inadequate.
d : In the Indian context, though venture capital has been a relatively late entrant, it has already made a reasonable impact.    (CLAT, 2013)

(a) a b e d
(b) a d b c
(c) a c b d
(d) a d c b

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.16. a: Progress in diagnosis, in preventive medicine and in treatment, both medicinal and surgical, has been rapid and breathtaking,
b : Much in medicine which is not taken for granted was undreamt of even as recently as 20 years ago.
c : Presently small pox has been eradicated, poliomyelitis practically banished, tuberculosis has become curable and coronary artery disease surgically relievable.
d: The dramatic surge in the field of molecular biology and research by immunologists and geneticists has succeeded in controlling parasitic diseases like malaria and river blindness that affect millions of people round the world.    (CLAT, 2013)
(a) 
b d c a
(b) b a c d
(c) b e a d
(d) b d a c.

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.17. a : Instead, many deaths and injuries result from falling objects and the collapse of buildings, bridges and other structures.
b : Earthquakes almost never kill people directly.
c : Fire resulting from broken gas or power lines is another major danger during a quake.
d : Spills of hazardous chemicals are also a concern during an earthquake.    (CLAT, 2013)

(a) c a b d
(b) d a c b
(c) d c a b
(d) b a c d

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.18. a : The Winchester or hard disk drives can store much more data than what can be stored on a floppy diskette.
b : Hard disks come sealed and they cannot be removed or changed like floppy diskettes.
c: Often floppy disk system is used in conjunction with the Winchester disk system.
d : This makes for an ideal system for secondary storage.    (CLAT, 2013)
(a)
c a b d
(b) c b d a
(c) b a c d
(d) a b c d

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Directions: In this section, each passage consists of five sentences. The first sentence is given in the beginning. The four sentences in each passage have been jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark accordingly on the Answer Sheet.


Q.19. S1: A suicide bomber killed 18 people near a hospital of Baghdad, keeping violence on the boil after Iraq's landmark election and ahead of an important Shia religious ceremony.
P: The bomber drove his vehicle towards local government offices and a hospital in  the town, but detonated it outside blast walls protecting buildings.
Q: Around 25 people were wounded in the attack, the second suicide car bombing in as many days.
R : "Looking at the partial result it appears the Sistani list will have over 50% and Kurdish parties will come second," said a Sunni politician.
S : Meanwhile, the two electoral power houses representing Iraq's Shia and Kurdish communities are poised to clinch the country's two top jobs, from the landmark January 30 polls expected anytime.
The proper sequence should be    (NLU, Delhi, 2013)

(a) S R P Q
(b) S Q P R
(c) P Q S R
(d) Q P S R

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.20. S1: It should be noted that Lenin, being the head of the Government, held no official posts in the Party Central Committee, but presided over session^ of the Central Committee plenary meetings and also of the Political Bureau.
P: In performing his party duties, he was assisted by a secretary of the Central Committee, or the head of the Secretariat.
Q: Officially, such a post did not exist at the time, but in practice one of the secretaries was expected to supervise the work of the Secretariat.
R: That being the case, Lenin not only headed the Council of People's commissars, but was also the de facto leader of the Party's Central Committee.
S: When Lenin's health deteriorated, the question arose of strengthening the secretariat and an authoritative leader has to be found who could supervise Party's affairs in Lenin's absence.
The proper sequence should be    (NLU, Delhi, 2013)
(a) P Q R S
(b) S R P Q
(c) S Q P R
(d) R P Q S

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.21. S1: There is nothing in the world more fascinating than watching a child grow and develop.
P : At first you think of it as just a matter of growing bigger.
Q : Then, as the infant begins to do things, you may think of it as "learning tricks".
R : In some ways, the development of each child retraces the whole history of the human race, physically and spiritually, step by step.
S : But, it's really more complicated and full of meaning than that.
The proper sequence should be    (NLU, Delhi, 2013)
(a) P Q S R
(b) R P Q S
(c) P Q R S
(d) R P S Q

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Instructions: Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.


Q.22. i. On one hand we are proud of being Indians,
ii. on the other hand we behave as if we were still at the dawn of our civilization
iii. murders of our own brothers and sisters is not the way to please Ram or Rahim
iv. the citizens of the land where Buddha and Gandhi taught
v. the principles of love and non-violence,
vi. nor does it fetch us any prosperity.    (CLAT, 2012)
(a)
ii, iii, iv, v
(b) iii, iv, v, ii
(c) iv, v, iii, ii
(d) iv, v, ii, iii

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.23. i. On the basis of experiments with rats
ii. health experts here say that
iii. exercise more and consume vitamins,
iv. they will live up to 100 years or more
v. if humans eat less,
vi. and be vigorous in their eighties and nineties.    (CLAT, 2012)
(a) ii, iii, v, iv
(b) ii, v, iii, iv
(c) ii, v, iv, iii
(d) v, ii, iii, iv

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.24. i. The release of atomic energy is the greatest achievement which science has yet attained.
ii. but the first invention to which their discoveries were applied was a bomb
iii. the atom was split by physicists whose minds were set on the search for knowledge
iv. it was more deadly than any other weapon invented so far
v. it is with dread that scientists regard the first use to which their greatest discovery was put
vi. however, they are gratified by the numerous applications of atomic energy for peaceful and constructive population.    (CLAT, 2012)
(a)
ii, iii, iv, v
(b) v, iii, ii, iv
(c) iii, ii, iv, v
(d) iv, v, iii, ii

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.25. i. The problem of food is intimately connected with population s
ii. wages will seldom rise in proportion to the rising prices
iii. the market is governed by demand and supply
iv. without enough food, such people lack health, strength of efficiency
v. if too many people demand goods to go round, prices will rise and poor classes will starve
vi. they fall an easy prey to all sorts of diseases.    (CLAT, 2012)

(a) iii, v, ii, iv
(b) ii, iii, iv, v
(c) iv, ii, v, iii
(d) v, iii, iv, ii

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.26. i. India's message has always been one of love and peace.
ii. our Buddha was the light of Asia
iii. it has been a source of light and wisdom to the rest of the world
iv. Ashoka, moved by the horrors of Kalinga War, adopted the message of non-violence
v. the greatest apostle of non-violence in recent years was Mahatma Gandhi
vi. he shook the foundation of the British rule in India through non-violence.    (CLAT, 2012)

(a) ii, v, iii, iv
(b) iv, ii, iii, v
(c) v, iv, iii, ii
(d) iii, ii, iv, v

Correct Answer is Option (d)

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