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Directions (Q. No. 1 – 5): Rear-range the following six sentences(A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in theproper sequence to form a meaning-ful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A)Securities and Banking firms spend 6% to 8% of their total revenues on IT, insurance companies in contrast spend around 3.5 %.
B)Wipro has over a dozen insurance companies as customers, he said, citing Aviva, Friends Provident and Allianz as examples.
C)The story with insurance companies, like their counterparts in the other industries, is the same – pressure to reduce cost and retain customers.
D)Echoing Mr. Ghosh’s view, senior executives of software firms also say that disjointed IT systems, created by way of consolidation that swept the insurance industry,
E)Is proving to be opportunistic forIndian companies, for service offerings like consolidation of applications, maintenance and conversion from legacy to newer platforms.
F)Regulatory pressure combined with need to introduce new products and services are forcing insurance companies to seek external help to drive their business forward, says Soumitro Ghosh,vice president, BFSI, Wipro Technologies.
1.Which of the following would Bethe FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
2.Which of the following would Bethe LAST(SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
3.Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F
4.Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F
5.Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
Directions (Q. No. 6 – 10): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.
A)The history of that system is, however, a warning then a stimulus to reorganise a similar scheme.
B)However, we can’t resign ourselves merely because there are not data.
C)One of the commonest risk which agricultural life is exposed to in this country is famine or failure of crops.
D)There are, however, no reliable data on which such a scheme of insurance can be based.
E)Akind of Famine Insurance System was attempted by the British Government of India in the last century.
F)Still, the need for such a schemeto cover the losses due to famine,cattle plague, crop pests, etc. can’t be undermined.
G)It is obviously because of failure of rain and the consequence is starvation.
6.Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
7.Which of the following would be the SIXTH sentence in the paragraph?
1) E
2) D
3) B
4) C
5) A
8.Which of the following would be the THIRD position in the paragraph?
1) B
2) C
3) D
4) E
5) F
9.Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) D
4) C
5) E

10.Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) G
3) D
4) E
5) F
Directions (Q. No. 11 – 20):Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and(4) given below should replace thephrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct, mark(5) as the answer.
11.The modifications made by them in the draft were so drastic that the entire emphasis had been shifted.
1) shall have been shifted
2) had shifted
3) was being shifted
4) had been shifting
5) No correction required
12.It is reliable to learn that there is not substantial evidence to prove his innocence.
1) is reliably learnt
2) reliably to learn
3) was reliable to learn
4) has been reliable learning
5) No correction required
13.He has now succeeded in overwhelming the grief.
1) successful in overwhelming
2) successful to overwhelm
3) succeeded to overwhelm
4) succeeded in overcoming
5) No correction required
14.Despite their best efforts, they could not convince the members by changing their decision.
1) and changed their
2) to change their
3) with changing their
4) in changing his
5) No correction required
15.The novel ideas suggested by the employee were appreciated by the management.
1) have appreciated by
2) have been appreciated for
3) were appreciative of
4) had appreciated by
5) No correction required
16.The two brothers were so muchsimilarin appearance that nobody believed that they were twins.
1) very much similar in
2) so much similar at
3) so different in
4) so different from
5) No correction required
17.The sight of the accident was so frightened that the by standers could not utter a single word.
1) so very frightening because
2) so frightening that
3) extremely frightening as
4) extremely frightened
5) No correction required
18.The police breakup the trunk and found the looted jewellery.
1) broke opened
2) broke open
3) break opened
4) breakingly opened
5) No correction required
19.The advertisement offered a reward for information relating tothe activities of the terrorists.
1) relative to the
2) as related to the
3) which relate to
4) regarding to the
5) No correction required
20.He travelled by bus but would have travelled by train to save time.
1) must have travelled
2) should be travelling
3) could be travelling
4) should have travelled
5) No correction required directions
(Q. No. 21- 28):  Each question below has two blanks,each blank indicating that some-thing has been omitted. Choose theset of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
21.The statement said that the conference would be ____ a considerable time ____ the global eco-mimic crisis.
1) having, thinking
2) passing, debating
3) spending, discussing
4) expending, arguing
5) exhausting, analyzing
22.After being taken away from his parents at a ____ age, the boy had a very ____ life.
1) young, difficult
2) early, leisurely
3) small, distinction
4) tender, deterrent
5) advanced, restrict
23.Even ____ the period of recession, he got a good job ____ not having much experience.
1) on, even though
2) in, instead
3) while, inspire
4) during, despite
5) although, almost
24.After having ____ the news of their son’s excellent result in exams, they came over as ____as possible.
1) enjoyed, earlier
2) heard, quickly
3) surprised, running
4) shocked, fast
5) realized, hurriedly
25.Although unrecognized ____ his life, his talent was much ____after his death.
1) entire, adored
2) all, realized
3) whole, worth
4) almost, valued
5) throughout, appreciated
26.With large classes, it is difficultfor teachers to ____ regular essay type questions for home work because ____ long answers would take too much time.
1) consider, writing
2) revalue, concise
3) pursue, feeling
4) handle, weighing
5) give, marking
27.Ours is democracy and any ____or use of force is out of question. Methods of ____ and education are best suited to a Democratic regime.
1) attempt, coercion
2) compulsion, persuasion
3) judgement, prayer
4) inhuman, apprehension
5) implied, technology
28.Despite being the ____ partner inthe relationship, the franchiser doesn’t always have all the ____.
1) sincere, limitations
2) vulnerable, powers
3) active, losses
4) dominant, advantages
5) authoritative, legalities
Directions (Q. No. 29 – 33): Read each sentence to find out whet-her there is any grammatical errorin it. The error, if any, will be onepart of the sentence. The number ofthat part is the answer. If there is noerror, the answer is (5). (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
29.Hectic schedules can (1)/ take atoll on anybody and (2)/ the solu-tions to this is (3)/ a quick holiday to some exotic location. (4)/No error (5).
30.If Rajeshwari would have come(1)/ to me I would have (2)/ given her the (3)/ help she needed.(4)/ No error (5).
31.The court has asked the authorities (1)/ to take appropriate stepsto restore natural water resources(2)/ so that the water shortage problem (3)/ in the state can be solved (4)/ No error (5).
32.District police arrested (1)/ agang of notorious robbers (2)/who were planning to strike at(3)/ a house in the vicinity. (4)/No error (5).
33.House holds across the state areeither opting for (1)/ a moremodest lifestyle or compromis-ing on (2)/ the nutritional valueof their food in efforts to negate(3)/ the price rise of essentialcommodities, cereals, vegetablesand fruits. (4)/ No error (5).KEY


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