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Directions (Q. 81-85): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
By its less capital intensive and high labour absorption nature, SSI sector has made significant contributions to employment generation and also to rural industrialization. This sector is ideally suited to build on the strengths of ours traditional skills and knowledge, by infusion of technologies, capital and innovative marketing practices. This is the opportune time to set up projects in the small-scale sector. It may be said that the outlook is positive, indeed promising, given some safeguards. This expectation is based on an essential feature of the Indian industry and the demand structures. The diversity in production systems and demand structures will ensure long term co-existence of many layers of demand for consumer products / technologies / processes. There will be flourishing and well grounded markets for the same product/process, differentiated by quality, value added and sophistication. This characteristic of the Indian economy will allow complementary existence for various diverse types of units. The promotional and protective policies of the Govt. have ensured the presences of this sector in an astonishing range of products, particularly in consumer goods. However, the bugbear of the sector has been the inadequacies in capital, technology and marketing. The process of liberalization coupled with Government support will therefore, attract the infusion of just these things in the sector. Small industry sector has performed exceedingly well and enabled our country to achieve a wide measure of industrial growth and diversification. By its less capital intensive and highs labour absorption nature, SSI sector has made significant contributions to employment generation and also to rural industrialization. This sector is ideally suited to build on the strengths of our traditional skills and knowledge, by infusion of technologies, capital and innovative marketing practices. So this is the opportune time to set up projects in the small scale sector. It may be said that the outlook is positive, indeed promising, given some safeguards. This expectation is based on an essential feature of the Indian industry and the demand structures. The diversity in production systems and demand structures will ensure long term co-existence of many layers of demand for consumer products / technologies / processes. There will be flourishing and well grounded markets for the same product/process, differentiated by quality, value added and sophistication. This characteristic of the Indian economy will allow complementary existence for various diverse types of units. The promotional and protective policies of the Govt. have ensured the presence of this sector in an astonishing range of products, particularly in consumer goods. However, the bug bear of the sector has been the inadequacies in capital, technology and marketing. The process of liberalization will therefore, attract the infusion of just these things in the sector.
81. What is the role of Small Scale Industry (SSI) in reduction of poverty ? 1) To create massive employment opportunities. 2) Small Scale Industry also improve social welfare of a country by harnessing dormant, previously overlooked talent. 3) The Small Scale Industries ensures equitable distribution of income and wealth in the Indian society. 4) Both 1 and 3 5) All of the above 82. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true as given in the passage ? 1) The Small Scale Sector is a vital constituent of overall industrial sector of the country. 2) The Small Scale Sector forms a dominant part of Indian Industry and contributing to a significant proportion of production, exports and employment. 3) The Small Scale Industries play an important role in assisting bigger industries and projects so that the planned activity of development work is timely attended. 4) All of the above 5) None of these 83. What does the writer mean by 'Bugbear' when he says that "The bugbear of the sector has been the inadequacies in capital, technology and marketing" ? 1) A cause of disinclination 2) Anathema 3) Hate 4) Encouragement 5) Efficiency
84. Which of the following is possibly the most appropriate title for the passage ? 1) Growth of Small Scale Industries. 2) Role of Small Scale industries. 3) Important aspects of Small Scale Industries. 4) Structure of Small Scale Industries. 5) Globalization and its impact on SSI.
85. Which of the following strengthen the statement about complementary existence for various diverse types of units with respect to the passage ? 1) The government is turning to small and medium scale industries, as a means of economic development. 2) SSI has undergone changes over the years in terms of investment limits. 3) SSI can mobilize a good amount of savings and entrepreneurial skill from rural and semi–urban areas. 4) SSI has tremendous capacity to generate or absorb innovations. 5) None of these
Directions (86–90) : Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole:
86. _______ Patna is not where Garima _____ (She was originally from Gujarat, West India), she has some good friends living in this city and she lived there for many years with her husband previously. 1) Granting, ambush 2) Still, munificent 3) Although, grew up 4) Much as, plagiarize 5) When, mature
87. As Sunil Kumar performed and raised in Common Wealth Games 2014, I believe that in ____ time, he will find his own "Indian way of living"_____. 1) unpaid, time 2) improper, arroyo 3) overdue, affront 4) outstanding, ebb 5) due, rhythm
88. At this point Prime Minister Narendra Modi was _____ calling the cops, but ministers of his party offered to ____ by. 1) considering, drive 2) as long as, push 3) being, trip 4) in view of , propel 5) despite, dispatch
89. Your decision will ______ this issue as we know it, ____ your approach have been anti–democratic and frankly. 1) strengthen, to 2) dismantle, and 3) foil, if 4) devilish, being 5) frail, whether
90. The dropping of the CSAT exam will be as _____ victory for the student movement, but in practice amounts to no more than an attempt to force through _____ reforms by executive action, without a public argument. 1) firebrand, fast 2) dotage, precocious 3) discerning, ephemeral 4) forswear, expatriate 5) symbolic, regressive
Directions (Q. 91-95): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, If any).
91. 1) When I have accepted invitation / 2) to talk employees involved in production unit / 3) I am always struck by the intellectual seriousness / 4) of the majority of those taking part. / 5) No error. 92. 1) People are less optimistic / 2) than they are approx / 3) effecting political change / 4) in the short term. / 5) No error
93. 1) In a nutshell, / 2) it spelt out greater powers for democracy / 3) to recruit unlimited numbers / 4) of the best performing ministers. / 5) No error
94. 1) Some of you have very reasonably asking me / 2) to establish whether the Food Security Bill / 3) has been dropped / 4) or just delayed. / 5) No error
95. 1) The total cost of these commitment would be at least 5 crore in 2014 / 2) money which the RBI is happy to commit / 3) in order to ensure that people the account in 2014 / 4) receive significant value for their money. / 5) No error
Directions (Q. 96–100): In each question below is given a sentence with four words printed in bold type. These are numbered as 1), 2), 3) and 4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark 5), i.e. 'All Correct', as your answer :
96. He returned to his lawful alegiance in the following year and assisted Boss in his difficult task of expelling Vinod. 1) 2) 3) 4) All Correct. 5)
97. Priyanka denied that her father was rightly called an athiest but the denial is merely verbal. All Correct. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 98. From the begining I had felt compelled to protect our beliefs. All Correct. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 99. He was refering a potential faculty for Delhi School of economics. All Correct. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 100. We took this to mean they had perhaps arranged some secure accomodation for their old parents. All Correct. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Directions (Q. 101-105): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) I remember the book that really turned me around was Khushwant Singh's book, subtitled "Death at My Doorstep", That book led me to get interested in religion, spirituality, and non violence.
(B) I was working for an educational firm in SEZ of Northern India.
(C) Previously I had been very money minded and materialistic but I had now become much more idealistic and much more interested in spirituality.
(D) During that period, I became interested in reading, particularly in Polity that previously had not interested me all that much: politics, history, religion, psychology and philosophy.
(E) My whole outlook and attitude changed.
101. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement? 1) B 2) A 3) C 4) D 5) E
102. Which of the following would be the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 2) A 3) D 4) C 5) B
103. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) C 2) E 3) D 4) B 5) A
104. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 2) A 3) C 4) D 5) B
105. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) D 2) C 3) A 4) E 5) B
Directions (Q. 106–110): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence grammatically correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is , give 5) as your answer ( i.e. No correction required)
106. I tried to keep the mind about Swati even though I'd heard some bad things about her. 1) put an open arm 2) maintain a broad mind 3) behave with open mind 4) keep an open mind 5) No correction required 107. I shoot gun and asked my partner to sign the contract. He said he wasn't sure what to do. 1) took the gun 2) had a gun 3) jumped the gun 4) raised the gun 5) No correction required
108. Manvendra is really at bind. He has two assignments due tomorrow and he hasn't started either of them. 1) a bind 2) in a bind 3) out of bind 4) made bind 5) No correction required
109. Gyanendra was the only that sufficient man to admit he had made a mistake. 1) one man enough 2) two man enough 3) no man enough 4) single man enough 5) No correction required
110. The coach told an Australian player that if he didn't get his act together, he'd be kicked off the team.
1) complete act together 2) perform act 3) know to get together 4) have action 5) No correction required
Directions (Q. 111-120) :- In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
How did this tragedy happen? After many years I still have no answers and realize that I never will. How can someone with so much to live for want to die? Searching for answers, in 2013 I wrote the manuscript titled Aafreen, Why Did You Have To Go? The writing of this tragedy together was very 111 for me, but did not satisfy me. Growing up, Aafreen had been a 112 child, and did 113 frustrated, yet easy to discipline and fun love. However, Aafreen’s struggles emotionally really 114 with the 115 of adolescence. When I sought help and answers from friends and professionals they all assured me Aafreen was simply 116 a 117 teenager and would 118 get on track. I suspected she was suffering from depression, but Aafreen was very resistant to counselling or medication and her bright smile and easy laugh fooled everyone but me.
I sought professional help for Aafreen when she was child and again later when she was adult. The first counsellor just told me “Aafreen would have to hit the wall.” I don’t know what that meant, but this shows how 119 some mental health professionals are about adolescent behaviour and depression. Another professional was a psychiatrist, and Aafreen wouldn’t go back after the third visit and the doctor couldn’t even 120 Aafreen’s disease. Unfortunately, since Aafreen’s death I have talked with other survivors who have shared similar horror stories.
111. 1) blame 2) contumacious 3) cathartic 4) circuitous 5) plain
112. 1) eerie 2) sensitive 3) numb 4) plenary 5) discerning
113. 1) simply 2) felicity 3) fluently 4) easily 5) misery
114. 1) oddity 2) inactive 3) idle 4) sluggish 5) accelerated
115. 1) onset 2) retreat 3) ending 4) completion 5) offset
116. 1) existing 2) being 3) occult 4) heinous 5) abysmal
117. 1) eccentric 2) dislike 3) typical 4) intimacy 5) extraneous
118. 1) eventually 2) never 3) guffaw 4) rarely 5) accidentally
119. 1) reasonable 2) informed 3) blemish 4) misguided 5) opprobrium
120. 1) repress 2) disregard 3) review 4) earthly 5) remember
81. 4 82. 4 83. 1 84. 2 85. 5 86. 3 87. 5 88. 1 89. 2 90. 5 91. 2; Add ‘to’ before ‘employees’.
92. 2; Replace ‘approx’ with ‘about’.
93. 5; No error
94. 1; Add ‘been’ before ‘asking’.
95. 1; Replace ‘commitment’ with commitments’.
96. 1; Right spelling is ‘allegiance’.
97. 2; Right spelling is ‘atheist’.
98. 1; Right spelling is ‘beginning’.
99. 1; Right spelling is ‘referring’.
100. 4; Right spelling is accommodation’.
(101 – 105): B D A E C
101. 2 102. 4 103. 3 104. 1 105. 5 106. 4 107. 3 108. 2 109. 1 110. 5 111. 3 112. 2 113. 4 114. 5 115. 1 116. 2 117. 3 118. 1 119. 4 120. 5
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