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XAT Verbal Ability Practice Questions Set-3

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Published on : 18-DEC-2015


XAT Verbal Ability Practice Questions Set-3: This practice set has 10 questions with their answers covering topics from the areas of Verbal Ability. This Practice set includes the Questions as per the XAT Exam pattern and syllabus.
Directions (1 - 3): Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions that follow:
The stock market regulator SEBI’s decision to ease norms allowing startups to list on India’s stock exchange is a welcome move as it would allow better visibility and funding access to the early-stage companies while keeping up its guard to filter out dubious venture companies. To avoid small investors getting lured by risky startups, the capital market regulator has kept the minimum application amount at Rs 10 lakh. For startups’ listing, SEBI has also relaxed the mandatory lock-in period for all pre-listing investors to six months, as against three years for other companies.
A large number of tech-startups in India are e-commerce ventures. While big names in e-commerce such as Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal and Jabong have attracted funding from big private equity investors, the smaller firms are still struggling for funds. Therefore, the SEBI move will open up new funding avenue for these firms through initial public offerings (IPOs) and stock market listing. No doubt this will encourage Indian entrepreneurs and their ventures to desist from moving to overseas markets for funds. In the past, startups such as MakeMyTrip had moved to the tech-friendly NASDAQ bourse in the US for fund-raising and listing. To that extent, the new move can be termed List in India, giving a fillip to the Modi government’s Make in India.
1. With reference to the passage, consider the following statements:
i. SEBI has kept the minimum application amount at Rs 10 lakh for start-ups.
ii. SEBI has kept the lock-in period for all pre-listing investors of start-ups to one year.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Only (i)
b) Both (i) and (ii)
c) Only (ii)
d) Neither (i) Nor (ii)
e) None of the above
2. The SEBI’s initiative of allowing listing of startups in India is supporting which of the government recent plan?
a) Developing Smart Cities in India
b) Make in India
c) Clean India
d) E-governance in India
e) Financial Inclusion
3. According to the author of the passage, what can be inferred from SEBI’s decision to allow listing of start-up companies?
a) It will help in developing the entrepreneurial skills.
b) It will discourage foreign investors to invest in Indian companies.
c) It will encourage Indians to desist from moving to overseas markets for funds.
d) It will help Indians to approach foreign companies for funds.
e) It will promote dependency on funds generated through International Financial Institutions.
Direction (4-5): Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option that follows.
4. Long term bonds are from regulatory norms like CRR and SLR, if the money raised by it is used for funding infrastructural projects.
a) Hindered, Optional
b) Prevented, Optional
c) Prevented, Mandatory
d) Exempted, Mandatory
e) Hindered, Mandatory
5. India and the US have entered into an agreement to set up a Rs. 50-crore fund to support clean energy by providing financial support to develop and test                      products, systems and business.
a) Lucrative, Models
b) Innovative, Modals
c) Innovative, Models
d) Lucrative, Modals
e) Supportive, Modules
Directions (6 - 7): The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
6. 
I. That is, perhaps, why the 50th anniversary has not captured the imagination of the people so far.
II. In any case, if both India and Pakistan have their own reasons to celebrate the “victory”, there is something fundamentally wrong with their assessments.
III. A think-tank of the Indian Army has prepared a new history of the war that lasted a little over two weeks.
IV. True, it is the 50th anniversary of the war, but does that make it a greater historical event?
V. There is a distinct possibility of a reassessment of the war once the book is released next month.
VI. Whatever might have forced the defence establishment to celebrate India’s victory in the 1965 war with Pakistan, it is unlikely to set the Yamuna on fire.
a) VI, IV, III, V, II, I
b) I, IV, III, II, V, VI
c) VI, IV, V, III, II, I
d) I, II, V, III, IV, VI
e) I, II, III, V, IV, VI
7. 
I. It merely echoed the opinion of the parties when it briefed the Supreme Court on the matter.
II. This was in keeping with the spirit of the RTI because, although parties were not established under an Act, they were beneficiaries of largesse from the government in terms of land, water and other benefits.
III. Two years ago, the Central Information Commission had unanimously decided that the Act was applicable to political parties.
IV. Political parties, cutting across ideological and regional divides, have shown such unity of purpose only on legislators’ salary and perks.
V. Therefore, the people had a right to get information about their functioning.
VI. The Union government did not crown itself with glory when it said that political parties should not be brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
a) VI, I, IV, III, V, II
b) VI, I, IV, III, II, V
c) I, IV, III, II, V, VI
d) I, IV, III, II, VI, V
e) VI, IV, I, III, II, V
8. The introduction of e-clinical solutions to the global market was aimed at increasing the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the whole drug development process, in particular during the clinical phases. Through e-clinical solutions, clinical data can be efficiently and securely transferred among providers at a much lower cost.
The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions:
a) e-clinical solutions was launched to remove fallacies of clinical testing.
b) Clinical testing was becoming too expensive process.
c) e-clinical solutions is a lengthy but cost-effective procedure.
d) Economies of scale were achieved by the normal clinical testing.
e) e-clinical solutions can be adopted by rich countries only as it is an expensive process.
9. In fiscal year ending June 2011, with a normal monsoon season, Indian agriculture accomplished an all-time record production of 85.9 million tonnes of wheat, a 6.4% increase from a year earlier.
Which of the following would strengthen the above argument?
a) India agriculture sector, at present, is prospering and achieving new records.
b) India normally faces deficit monsoon in rainy seasons also, which is the prime reason for distress in agriculture sector.
c) There is a constant growth in agriculture sector every year due to sufficient monsoon.
d) The growth rate is increasing every year in agriculture sector due to sufficient monsoon.
e) In 2011, India experienced deficit monsoon.
10. Since the 1960s, a smoker’s risk of developing lung cancer or COPD has actually increased compared with nonsmokers, even though the number of cigarettes consumed per smoker has decreased. There have also been changes in the type of lung cancer smokers develop – a decline in squamous cell carcinomas but a dramatic increase in adenocarcinomas. Both of these effects may be due to changes in the formulation of cigarettes.
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion above?
a) Smoking is the prime reason of causing the disease – adenocarcinomas.
b) Since 1960, the major cause of lung cancer is smoking.
c) The cases of lung cancer have increased due to eating tobacco and not because of smoking cigarettes.
d) The sale of the cigarettes in the country has increased considerably.
e) Due to high incidences of lung cancer, the government is planning to curb the sale of cigarettes in the country.
Answer
Ques 1
Ques 2
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Ques 6
Ques 7
Ques 8
Ques 9
Ques 10
a
b
c
d
c
a
b
b
b
c
Explanation: 1) The first paragraph clearly mentions that SEBI has kept the minimum application amount at Rs 10 lakh. For startups’ listing, SEBI has also relaxed the mandatory lock-in period for all pre-listing investors to six months, as against three years for other companies. Hence, only statement (i) is correct.
Explanation: 2) The second paragraph clearly states that SEBI’s decision to allow listing of start-up companies will encourage Indian entrepreneurs and their ventures to desist from moving to overseas markets for funds.
Explanation: 3) The second paragraph clearly states that SEBI’s decision to allow listing of start-up companies will encourage Indian entrepreneurs and their ventures to desist from moving to overseas markets for funds.
Explanation: 4) As per the meaning of the sentence, the words ‘Exempted’ which means freed from some responsibility and ‘Mandatory’ which means required by law, fits in the blanks.
Explanation: 5) As per the meaning of the sentence, the words ‘Innovative’ which means introducing new ideas and ‘Models’ which means to make or construct a descriptive or representational model, fits in the blanks.
Explanation: 6) The proper sequence of sentences to make a meaningful paragraph will be ‘VI, IV, III, V, II, I’:
1) Whatever might have forced the defence establishment to celebrate India’s victory in the 1965 war with Pakistan, it is unlikely to set the Yamuna on fire.
2) True, it is the 50th anniversary of the war, but does that make it a greater historical event?
3) A think-tank of the Indian Army has prepared a new history of the war that lasted a little over two weeks.
4) There is a distinct possibility of a reassessment of the war once the book is released next month.
5) In any case, if both India and Pakistan have their own reasons to celebrate the “victory”, there is something fundamentally wrong with their assessments.
6) That is, perhaps, why the 50th anniversary has not captured the imagination of the people so far.
Explanation: 7) The proper sequence of sentences to make a meaningful paragraph will be ‘VI, I, IV, III, II, V’:
1) The Union government did not crown itself with glory when it said that political parties should not be brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
2) It merely echoed the opinion of the parties when it briefed the Supreme Court on the matter.
3) Political parties, cutting across ideological and regional divides, have shown such unity of purpose only on legislators’ salary and perks.
4) Two years ago, the Central Information Commission had unanimously decided that the Act was applicable to political parties.
5) This was in keeping with the spirit of the RTI because, although parties were not established under an Act, they were beneficiaries of largesse from the government in terms of land, water and other benefits.
6) Therefore, the people had a right to get information about their functioning.
Explanation: 8) If e-clinical solution is a much efficient and cost-effective procedure, then previous clinical testing must be an expensive process.
Explanation: 9) In case of normal monsoon season the wheat production increases and in case of deficit monsoon wheat production decreases. Therefore, option b) strengthens the argument.
Explanation: 10) It can be deduced from the argument above that major reason for lung cancer is smoking and not tobacco eating.
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