Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (5) as your answer

1. The overall impression (1)/ among the industry and government circles (2)/ in the state is that (3)/ the GST will turn out to be a boon in long run. (4)/ No error (5)

2. The state government is learnt to have deciding (1)/ to keep in abeyance (2)/ its recent decision to effect significant hike (3)/ in the prices of cinema tickets for the time being. (4)/ No error (5)

3. Roger Federer believes his decision to skip the clay court season (1)/ is paying rich dividends (2)/ when he gets to crunch time (3)/ in his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title. (4)/ No error (5)

4. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (1)/ has pitched (2)/ of a reduction in the GST rate (3)/ for telecom services and recommended a cut in levies. (4)/ No error (5)

5. The government is ready (1)/ to work with private hospitals (2)/ to reduce the burden of acute heart attacks (3)/ at peripheral areas. (4)/ No error (5)

Directions: (Q.No.6 -10): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer.

6. The nurse assured the family that their quiescent mother was content to stay inside but watch TV.
1) In watching TV
2) To watch TV
3) And watch TV
4) Watch TV
5) No correction required

7. My friend didn’t want to go to theatre, but he finally agreed in. 
1) Drove in
2) Gave in
3) gave away
4) rested in
5) No correction required

8. She told her children that she would take them to either the circus or to the zoo if they finished all their homework on time.
1) She would take them either to the circus or to the zoo
2) She would either take them to the circus or zoo
3) She would either take them to the circus or to the zoo
4) She would take them either to the circus or to zoo.
5) No correction required

9. The fight against apartheid led by Martin Luther King Jr. was likely more significant to American history than the Civil war and World War II.
1) Than both the Civil war and World War II
2) Than both the Civil war or World War II
3) Than both the Civil war plus World War II.
4) Than either the Civil war or World War II
5) No correction required

10. All these promises these politicians make are just rags in the sky. 
1) Music in the sky
2) Ocean in the sky
3) Shoulder in the sky
4) Pie in the sky
5) No correction required

Directions: Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) When the tip was far away there was no measured force, but within about seven nanometers a very strong attraction rapidly developed between the diamond tip of the microscope and the salt.

B) Using an electron microscope to see what was happening, the researchers observed the Nano wires.

C) Moore and his colleagues discovered salt’s stretchiness accidently.

D) The salt actually stretched out to glom on to the microscope tip.

E) After cleaving a chunk of salt about the size of a sugar cube with a razor, the scientists guided a microscope that detects forces toward the surface.

F) They were investigating how water sticks to a surface such as salt and created a super-dry salt sample for testing

11. What is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F

12. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) F
5) E

13. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) D
4) E
5) F

14. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) D
4) C
5) E

15. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

Directions : Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole

16. The drought ________ the farmers to _________ the Rain God through various offerings.
1) Made, prostrate
2) Proposed, perform
3) Prompted, appease
4) Forced, pray
5) Subjected, refrain

17. Sumana saw such______ styles in kitchen cabinets that she could not ______make a selection.
1) Varied, hardly
2) Mixed, scarcely
3) Grateful, rarely
4) Diverse, easily
5) Assorted, simply

18. Thanks to ____ efforts of volunteers, no lives were lost during the cyclone.
1) Harsh
2) Gratuitous
3) Expensive
4) Reasonable
5) Warranted

19. The ____ customer, speaking to the manager in a _____ voice, left the store dissatisfied.
1) disgruntled, querulous
2) annoyed, morose
3) satisfied, melting
4) bemoaned, authoritative
5) dissatisfied, menacing

20. When Bhavya offered a _____ assessment of the meal, the waiter was ______ by the criticism.
1) critical, pleased
2) sincere, taken
3) grave, applauded
4) candid, offended
5) genuine, commended

Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in colored to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Mr. Lincoln likens that bond of the Federal Constitution, joining Free and Slave States together, to a house divided against itself, and says that it is contrary to the law of God, and cannot stand. When did he learn, and by what authority does he proclaim, that this Government is contrary to the law of God and cannot stand? It has stood thus divided into Free and Slave States from its organization up to this day. During that period we have increased from four millions to thirty millions of people; we have extended our territory from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; we have acquired the Floridas and Texas, and other territory sufficient to double our geographical extent; We have increased in population, in wealth, and in power beyond any example on earth; we have risen from a weak and feeble power to become the terror and admiration of the civilized world; and all this has been done under a Constitution which Mr. Lincoln, in substance, says is in violation of the law of God; and under a Union divided into Free and Slave States, which Mr. Lincoln thinks, because of such division, cannot stand. Surely, Mr. Lincoln is a wiser man than those who framed the Government. I now come back to the question, why cannot this Union exist forever, divided into Free and Slave States, as our fathers made it? It can thus exist if each State will carry out the principles upon which our institutions were founded; to wit, the right of each State to do as it pleases, without meddling with its neighbors. Just act upon that great principle, and this Union will not only live forever, but it will extend and expand until it covers the whole continent, and makes this confederacy one grand, ocean-bound Republic. We must bear in mind that we are yet a young nation, growing with a rapidity unequalled in the history of the world, that our national increase is great, and that the emigration from the old world is increasing, requiring us to expand and acquire new territory from time to time, in order to give our people land to live upon. If we live upon the principle of State rights and State sovereignty, each State regulating its own affairs and minding its own business, we can go on and extend indefinitely, just as fast and as far as we need the territory.

21. The passage discusses the issue of slavery in relation to:
1) The expansion of the Union
2) Questions of morality
3) Religious toleration
4) Laws regulating commerce
5) Emigration

22. What does the passage suggest about the US government’s provisions for the institution of slavery, as framed in the Constitution?
1) They included no means for reconciling differences between Free states and Slave states
2) They anticipated the Union’s expansion into western territories
3) They provided a good basic structure that does not need to be changed
4) They were founded on an assumption that slavery was necessary for economic growth.
5) State should mind its own business

23. The main purpose of the discussion of the growth of the territory and population of the United States is to:
1) Provide context for defense of continued expansion
2) Suggest that the division into free and slave states does not endanger the Union
3) Imply that Lincoln is unaware of basic facts concerning the country
4) Account for the image of the United States as powerful and admirable
5) Criticize decentralization and hold all the power

24. The synonym of confederacy is:
1) Alliance
2) Allegation
3) Alleviation
4) Allude
5) Assertion

25. The antonym of contrary is:
1) Analogous
2) Different
3) Contradictory
4) Divergent
5) Disparate

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