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SSC Stenographer Date: 15_11_2021 Shift: S1


Q.1Read the given statements and conclusions carefully. Assuming that the information given in the statements is true, even if it appears to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
1. Few gentlemen are rich.
2. Few gentlemen are not fools.
3. Everyone is either a fool or rich.

Conclusions:
I. No gentleman is rich.
II. Few gentlemen being fools is a possibility.
III. No one is both a fool and rich.
1. Only conclusion I follows
2. Only conclusion II follows
3. Only conclusion III follows
4. All conclusions follow
Q.2Which two signs should be interchanged to make the following equation correct?

22 – 16 ÷ (3 × 4) + 6 = 8
1. – and ×
2. ÷ and +
3. – and +
4. ÷ and ×
Q.3Four letter-clusters have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and one is different. Select the letter-cluster that is different.
1. BDHNV
2. KMQWF
3. DFJPX
4. HJNTB
Q.4Jatin's mother is Ena. Pratap is Bani's father. Sukrit is the son of Garv. Suyog's only sister is married to Garv. Suyog is Anshum's son. Ena's husband is the only son of Pratap. Anshum is the wife of Pratap. Bani is the mother of Sukrit. How is Pratap related to Jatin?
1. Father
2. Paternal uncle
3. Maternal grandfather
4. Paternal grandfather
Q.5Select the number from among the given options that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.

3,10, 24, ?, 73, 108
1. 37
2. 32
3. 45
4. 52
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Q.7
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Q.8The sum of Reena’s and her father’s age is 60 and the difference between their ages is 36. What is Reena’s father’s age?
1. 52 years
2. 48 years
3. 60 years
4. 58 years
Q.9Which two signs and two numbers should be interchanged in the following equation to make it correct?

19 + 27 – 4 ÷ 2 × 3 = 20
1. – and ÷; 4 and 3
2. + and ×; 3 and 2
3. ÷ and ×; 19 and 27
4. – and +; 27 and 2
Q.10A group of 10 students are sitting in a row according to their age. Rohan is sixth from the beginning and his friend Shomya is ninth from the end of the row. How many students are sitting between them?
1. 2
2. 4
3. 5
4. 3
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Q.12From the given options, choose the correct one that will replace the question mark (?) in the following series.

2, 0, 3, 2, 4, 6, 5, 12, 6, ?, 7, 30
1. 16
2. 6
3. 7
4. 20
Q.13In a certain code language, RUBBER is coded as 101 and JELLY is coded as 76. How will LABEL be coded in the same language?
1. 132
2. 98
3. 76
4. 108
Q.14Select the option that will fill in the blank and complete the given series.

NEUT, QJBC, ______, WTPU, ZYWD

1. SOIM
2. STPM
3. SPTL
4. TOIL
Q.15Arrange the following words in the order in which they appear in an English dictionary.

1. Tear
2. Tease
3. Taste
4. Treat
5. Tackle
1. 3, 5, 2, 1, 4
2. 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
3. 1, 4, 2, 3, 5
4. 1, 3, 5, 4, 2
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Q.17Select the combination of signs that when sequentially placed in the given blanks will make the equation correct.

7 _ 3 _ 4 _ 12 _ 6 = 19

1. –, ×, +, ÷
2. ×, –, +, ÷
3. +, ÷, ×, –
4. ÷, ×, +, –
Q.18One morning, Riti walks towards the east and sees her friend Sanju coming from a direction. She sees Sanju’s shadow towards his right. From which direction Sanju is coming?
1. North
2. East
3. West
4. South
Q.19Select the correct option that indicates the arrangement of the given words in a logical and meaningful order.

1. Clean
2. Cook
3. Eat
4. Serve
5. Buy
1. 3, 1, 2, 4, 5
2. 5, 1, 2, 4, 3
3. 3, 1, 2, 5, 4
4. 3, 4, 5, 1, 2
Q.20If the second half of the given string is reversed, and then the first quarter of the new string is placed at the end, which of the following options would be in the middle?

K18A4R2TE23N
1. E3
2. NE
3. RN
4. 2E
Q.21Study the given pattern carefully and select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in it.

(15, 5, 150) (16, 4, 128) (7, 7, 98) (11, 4, ?)
1. 132
2. 102
3. 78
4. 88
Q.22Reshma walked towards the south. After 500 m, she reached her friend Rehana’s house. After meeting her friend, Reshma walked towards the east for 500 m, and then turned right and walked for another 500 m. From here, she turned right and walked for 1 km. Finally, she turned to her right and walked for 1 km to reach her college. In which direction is her college from Rehana’s house?
1. South
2. North-West
3. North
4. South-East
Q.23Select the option that is related to the third number in the same way as the second number is related to the first number.

7 : 57 :: 13 : ?
1. 143
2. 153
3. 163
4. 183
Q.24Select the option that will fill in the blank and complete the given series.

JATR, KCWV, ______, PHBA, TKDB, UMGF
1. OFYW
2. LEAW
3. OFCW
4. LEAF
Q.25A is the husband of B. C has only one son D, who is the brother of E. B is the daughter-in-law of F, whose wife has died. C is the son of F. How many male members are there in the family?
1. 4
2. 2
3. 5
4. 3
Q.26Select the number from among the given options that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.

6, 6, 7, 7, 11, 15, 20, 42, 36, 106, 61, 231, ?, 447
1. 88
2. 75
3. 97
4. 123
Q.27Select the option that is related to the third letter-cluster in the same way as the second letter-cluster is related to the first letter-cluster.

LATYE : YTLEA :: NETAEO : ?
1. TTNUAE
2. TQUNEA
3. TONEEA
4. TONEAE
Q.28In a code language, 'my mistake' is written as '62', 'nice shoes' is written as '45', 'people are nice' is written as '135', and 'big mistake' is written as '29'. How would 'my shoes' be written in that language?
1. 46
2. 56
3. 41
4. 24
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Q.30In a college, the total number of students who opted for Biology or Chemistry are 150. Later, 12 students who opted for Biology changed their preference and opted for Chemistry. Now, the number of students in Biology are half the number of students in Chemistry. How many students are in Chemistry now?
1. 88
2. 100
3. 104
4. 94
Q.31Study the given pattern carefully and select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in it.

14 12 336

15 18 540

16 ? 416
1. 14
2. 11
3. 13
4. 12
Q.32Study the given pattern carefully and select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in it.

(2, 8, 20) (7, 12, 22) (33, 42, ?)
1. 60
2. 56
3. 52
4. 36
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Q.34Four friends are sitting in a row facing north. B is at one end. A is second to the right of D. If D is between B and C, which of the following statements is NOT true?
1. C is sitting to the immediate right of D.
2. B is sitting to the immediate left of D.
3. A is sitting at one end.
4. A and B are sitting next to each other.
Q.35Read the given statements and conclusions carefully. Assuming that the information given in the statements is true, even if it appears to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
1. All colours are reds.
2. Some reds are greens.
3. All greens are dark.

Conclusions:
I. All colours being dark is a possibility.
II. Some reds are dark.
III. Some reds are colours.
1. Only conclusion II follows
2. Only conclusion I follows
3. Only conclusion III follows
4. All conclusions follow
Q.36After leaving school, Hemant and Anurag walk towards the north for 1 km to reach a bus stop. From the bus stop, Hemant turns left and walks for 500 m. Then he turns towards his left and walks for 2 km to reach his home. From the bus stop, Anurag turns right and walks for 250 m. Then he turns right and walks for 1 km to reach his home. In which direction is Anurag’s home from Hemant’s home?
1. North-East
2. West
3. East
4. South-East
Q.37Four letter-clusters have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and one is different. Select the letter-cluster that is different.
1. VZDHL
2. YBFKT
3. BFJNR
4. DHLPT
Q.38Select the option that will fill in the blank and complete the given series.

BWUT, ______, ZUSR, EZXW, XSQP
1. CZAB
2. CTXV
3. CXVU
4. CYTW
Q.39Five friends took a test. Payal scored more than Komal. Reena scored less than Payal. Simi scored more than Tanu but less than Komal. Who among them scored the highest?
1. Reena
2. Komal
3. Tanu
4. Payal
Q.40Which of the following numbers will replace the question mark (?) in the given series?

15, 28, 45, ?, 87, 116, 147
1. 70
2. 72
3. 54
4. 64
Q.41Select the option that is related to the third letter-cluster in the same way as the second letter-cluster is related to the first letter-cluster.

NEUTSE : EFPVXZ :: ZWURST : ?
1. RTVXAE
2. RTSVEA
3. QXPXAE
4. QXPTWA
Q.42Read the given statements and conclusions carefully. Assuming that the information given in the statements is true, even if it appears to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
1. All professors are males.
2. All males are smart.
3. Some males are professionals.

Conclusions:
I. No professional is smart.
II. Some professionals are professors.
III. Some smart are professionals.
IV. Some professors are smart.
1. Both conclusions III and IV follow
2. Only conclusion IV follows
3. Only conclusion I follows
4. Both conclusions I and II follow
Q.43A, B, C, D, E, F and G went to a restaurant for dinner. All of them contributed to the bill. Each person paid a different amount. C paid more than E, and F paid more than A. B paid less than A. D paid the highest amount, and E paid the least amount. If G paid more than two persons in the group, which of the following statements is correct?
1. F paid less than D but more than C
2. G paid more than E but less than C
3. B paid less than D and G
4. A was among the lowest four payers
Q.44Select the option that is related to the third letter-cluster in the same way as the second letter-cluster is related to the first letter-cluster.

LARTBZ : BLRTAZ :: PARENF : ?
1. RNPEAF
2. NEARFP
3. NREAFP
4. NPREAF
Q.45
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Q.46If in a code language, TAP is written as UUQ and BEEP is written as CAAQ, then how will LOW be written in the same language?
1. MEA
2. MIX
3. MUX
4. MAE
Q.47Select the option that represents the correct order of the given words as they would appear in an English dictionary.

1. Fragile
2. Fracture
3. Fraud
4. Fragment
5. Fridge
1. 1, 2, 5, 3, 4
2. 2, 1, 4, 5, 3
3. 1, 2, 4, 3, 5
4. 2, 1, 4, 3, 5
Q.48In a fancy dress party of 200 people, 30% of the guests have dressed as animals. 40% of the remaining guests have dressed as birds. 50% of the remaining guests have dressed as clowns. The remaining guests have dressed as plants. How many guests are dressed as plants?
1. 56
2. 42
3. 70
4. 62
Q.49Study the given pattern carefully and find the missing number.

(222, 444, 888) (132, 534, 987) (303, 480, ______)
1. 932
2. 976
3. 969
4. 999
Q.50Josh is the son of Sonal. Sonal is Manasi’s sister and Manvi’s mother. Taru is Manvi’s husband. How is Josh related to Taru?
1. Brother
2. Brother-in-law
3. Cousin
4. Father-in-law
Q.1During the British rule, who was the first Inspector General of Forests in India?
1. Dietrich Brandis
2. James Edward Corbett
3. Salim Ali
4. John Shore
Q.2Who among the following Indian women was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 powerful women who defined the last century?
1. Sucheta Kriplani
2. Sarojini Naidu
3. Amrit Kaur
4. Kasturba Gandhi
Q.3What is the term used to refer to the process of conversion of water vapour back to water?
1. Sublimation
2. Condensation
3. Evaporation
4. Freezing
Q.4The thick deposits of glacial clay and other materials embedded with moraines in the Kashmir Valley are known as:
1. Karewa
2. Doon
3. Bhangar
4. Khadar
Q.5Who among the following was appointed the temporary Chairman of the Constituent Assembly?
1. Sarat Chandra Bose
2. C Rajagopalachari
3. Acharya JB Kripalani
4. Sachchidananda Sinha
Q.6Who among the following had founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1784?
1. Sir William Jones
2. Lord Minto (I)
3. Lord Dalhousie
4. Sir John Shore
Q.7Who among the following was honoured with the highest Civilian Award ‘Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians’ of Uganda in March 2020?
1. Vimal Shah
2. Naushad Merali
3. Sudhir Ruparelia
4. Rajesh Chaplot
Q.8In which year was the first Factory Act passed during colonial rule in India?
1. 1881
2. 1859
3. 1877
4. 1873
Q.9Which Article of the Indian Constitution prohibits the State from conferring ‘Titles’?
1. Article 16
2. Article 18
3. Article 14
4. Article 17
Q.10Which of the following vitamins is also known as riboflavin?
1. Vitamin B-1
2. Vitamin B-12
3. Vitamin B-2
4. Vitamin B-6
Q.11Who among the following is India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal?
1. Sakshi Malik
2. PT Usha
3. PV Sindhu
4. Karnam Malleshwari
Q.12Which of the following acids is responsible for muscle fatigue in humans?
1. Hydrochloric acid
2. Nitric acid
3. Acetic acid
4. Lactic acid
Q.13What is the rate of interest paid on the bonds issued under the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme of the Reserve Bank of India?
1. 4.00% per annum
2. 3.00% per annum
3. 2.50% per annum
4. 3.50% per annum
Q.14Who among the following was the first ruler of the Gupta empire?
1. Kumaragupta-I
2. Ramagupta
3. Chandragupta-I
4. Samudragupta
Q.15In which of the following states is the Ashtamudi Lake located?
1. Tamil Nadu
2. Kerala
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Maharashtra
Q.16Which of the following may be measured through a Reaumur Scale?
1. Speed
2. Elasticity
3. Length
4. Temperature
Q.17During the freedom struggle, who was the only President of Indian National Congress who resigned from the presidency even after being elected?
1. Rajendra Prasad
2. Subhash Chandra Bose
3. Mahatma Gandhi
4. Dadabhai Naoroji
Q.18______ is an environment friendly and useful method of conversion of rural and urban organic waste into good quality manure.
1. Eluviation
2. Vermicomposting
3. Leaching
4. Illuviation
Q.19Which of the following states annually celebrates the ‘Shirui Lily Festival’?
1. Manipur
2. Odisha
3. Chhattisgarh
4. Sikkim
Q.20The book titled ‘Farthest Field’ has been authored by:
1. N Ram
2. Raghu Karnad
3. Anita Desai
4. Karan Thapar
Q.21Which of the following monuments received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2019 in the category of ‘Award of Distinction’?
1. Belvedere House, Kolkata
2. Metcalfe House, Kolkata
3. Qutub Minar, Delhi
4. Vikram Sarabhai Library, Ahmedabad
Q.22Who is the author of the book ‘The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind’?
1. Raghuram Rajan
2. Amartya Sen
3. Kailash Satyarthi
4. Jairam Ramesh
Q.23Which of the following monument - location pairs is NOT correctly matched?
1. Amer Fort - Jaipur
2. Qutub Minar - Delhi
3. Chand Minar - Debari
4. Tomb of Etmaduddaula - Agra
Q.24Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, what is the highest tax slab as of August 2020?
1. 28%
2. 32%
3. 30%
4. 26%
Q.25Which of the following is NOT a tributary of the Godavari river?
1. Pravara
2. Maner
3. Indravati
4. Hemavati
Q.26Which of the following wildlife sanctuaries is located in Goa?
1. Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Q.27Which of the following is correct?
1. The Vice-President is elected for a term of six years.
2. The Vice-President is elected for a term of seven years.
3. The Vice-President is elected for a term of five years.
4. The Vice-President is elected for a term of four years.
Q.28Sandeep Kumari represents India in which of the following sports?
1. Fencing
2. Tennis
3. Discus Throw
4. Shooting
Q.29Which of the following glands secretes the hormone called melatonin?
1. Pineal gland
2. Thymus gland
3. Adrenal gland
4. Thyroid gland
Q.30Which of the following ministries has administrative control over Serious Fraud Investigation Office?
1. Ministry of Commerce
2. Ministry of Home Affairs
3. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
4. Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Q.31Who among the following was the first chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
1. Sachchidananda Sinha
2. S Radhakrishnan
3. B R Ambedkar
4. Rajendra Prasad
Q.32In the context of financial system, what does the abbreviation SWIFT stand for?
1. Society for Web Interlinked Financial Transfers
2. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
3. Socially Worldwide Identifier Financial Transfers
4. Society for Worldly Interface Financial Telecommunication
Q.33In which of the following states has a commemorative pillar for Polish refugee families, that made India their home during World War II, been set up?
1. West Bengal
2. Maharashtra
3. Tamil Nadu
4. Goa
Q.34The noted folk singer Bhikhudan Govindbhai Gadhvi is a proponent of which form of folk songs?
1. Dayro
2. Lokvarta
3. Fattannna
4. Marasiyas
Q.35Who among the following has been honoured with the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020 in January 2020 for achievements in spiritual discipline yoga?
1. Ishwar Sharma
2. Advait Kolarkar
3. Jyoti Kumari
4. Reuben Paul
Q.36A/An ______ is a specialist in treating cancer and providing medical care to cancer patients.
1. biologist
2. oncologist
3. psychologist
4. gastroenterologist
Q.37Who was appointed as Chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in March 2020?
1. Murali Kartik
2. Narendra Hirwani
3. Sunil Joshi
4. Rajesh Chauhan
Q.38What is the common name for calcium magnesium silicate?
1. Asbestos
2. Slaked lime
3. Plaster of Paris
4. Milk of Magnesia
Q.39Which of the following is NOT one of the three principal ranges of the Lesser Himalayas?
1. Nag Tibba
2. Zaskar
3. Pir Panjal
4. Dhaola Dhar
Q.40Who won the title of the 34th National Snooker championship?
1. Pankaj Advani
2. Ishpreet Singh
3. Sourav Kothari
4. Lakshman Rawat
Q.41ICC (International Cricket Council) has named which of the following cricketers as the captain of its Men’s T20I and ODI Team of the Decade in December 2020?
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
2. David Warner
3. Virat Kohli
4. Rohit Sharma
Q.42Which of the following has deuterium as one of its isotopes?
1. Carbon
2. Nitrogen
3. Oxygen
4. Hydrogen
Q.43Who among the following devised the Ryotwari system during the British rule in India?
1. Lord Dalhousie
2. Capt. Alexander Read
3. Lord Minto
4. Warren Hastings
Q.44In which of the following years did Rabindranath Tagore establish an experimental school at Santiniketan?
1. 1912
2. 1956
3. 1901
4. 1924
Q.45In which of the following years was the Wild Bird and Animal Protection Act enacted by the British Government of India?
1. 1934
2. 1912
3. 1957
4. 1976
Q.46Which of the following acids is found in spinach?
1. Oxalic acid
2. Tartaric acid
3. Citric acid
4. Lactic acid
Q.47In March 2020, Muhyiddin Yassin took over as the Prime Minister of:
1. Laos
2. Indonesia
3. Malaysia
4. Cambodia
Q.48Who was appointed the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom in June 2020?
1. Narendra Batra
2. Sangeeta Reddy
3. Gaitri I Kumar
4. Rani Rampal
Q.49The Council of Ministers of a State is collectively responsible to its ______.
1. High Court
2. Governor
3. Legislative Assembly
4. Chief Minister
Q.50On which of the following banks did the Reserve Bank of India impose moratorium in March 2020?
1. Yes Bank
2. IDFC First Bank
3. Dhanlakshmi Bank
4. Bandhan Bank
Q.1Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

IMPEDE
1. disrupt
2. expedite
3. block
4. delay
Q.2Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.

Why do these conditions have to be accepted by us?
1. Why do these conditions have to accept us?
2. Why do we have to accept these conditions?
3. Why should we accept those conditions?
4. Why have we accepted these conditions?
Q.3Given here are four sentences. The first sentence is in correct order, while the rest of the sentences are jumbled. Pick the option that gives their correct order.


A. A UN body today said that there is no threat to urban areas of India from locusts.
B. After that they will return to Rajasthan from where they originated.
C. In June and July swarms may reach the states of Bihar and Odisha.
D. However, their impact in big cities like Delhi may not be felt as swarms fly over urban areas without troubling humans.
1. ADBC
2. ADCB
3. ACBD
4. ABCD
Q.4Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

Ramu said, “Lots of people in my village helped the migrant workers by giving them food.”
1. Ramu said that lots of people in my village helped the migrant workers by giving them food.
2. Ramu said that lots of people in his village had helped the migrant workers by giving them food.
3. Ramu said that lots of people in his village helped the migrant workers by giving them food.
4. Ramu said that lots of people in my village are helping the migrant workers by giving them food.
Q.5Select the correct passive voice of the given sentence.

Gain the attention of the audience.
1. The audience must gain the attention.
2. The gain of the attention must be made by the audience.
3. The audience attention must be gained.
4. Let the attention of the audience be gained.
Q.6Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

CONSPICUOUS
1. concealed
2. vague
3. evident
4. obscure
Q.7In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains a grammatical error.

The assistant superintendent stepped down from his duties declaring that the jail was not take care of the inmates.
1. was not take care
2. stepped down from
3. declaring that
4. of the inmates
Q.8Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution required’.

Ever since my daughter started math tuition, she is done quite better in the subject.
1. has been doing quite well
2. had done quite good
3. has done quite best
4. No substitution required
Q.9Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is ______ union territory in ______ Bay of Bengal.
1. the, the
2. an, a
3. a, the
4. the, no word required
Q.10The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

I can clearly / recollect the day / as I first / met you.
1. met you
2. as I first
3. I can clearly
4. recollect the day
Q.11Given here are four sentences. The first sentence is in correct order, while the rest of the sentences are jumbled. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A. Suddenly she discovered, in a black satin box, a superb diamond necklace and her heart throbbed with an immoderate desire.
B. Her hands trembled as she took it.
C. She fastened it round her throat, outside her high-necked waist, and was lost in ecstasy at her reflection in the mirror.
D. Then she asked her friend, hesitating, filled with anxious doubt: “Will you lend me this?”
1. ACBD
2. ABCD
3. ABDC
4. ADBC
Q.12Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

Help the migrant workers.
1. We should help the migrant workers.
2. By whom are the migrant workers being helped?
3. Let the migrant workers be helped.
4. Why should the migrant workers be helped?
Q.13Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution required’.

She told you that she is quite afraid of dogs, did she?
1. No substitution required
2. had she
3. didn’t she
4. isn’t she
Q.14Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

Drivers don’t have to renew their licenses before the end of the year.
1. No substitution
2. doesn’t have to renew
3. don’t have to renewing
4. don’t has to renew
Q.15Select the correct passive voice of the given sentence.

The doctor told me to start taking medicines prescribed by him.
1. The doctor had told me to start taking medicines prescribed by him.
2. I had been told by the doctor to start taking medicines prescribed by him.
3. The doctor was told to start taking medicines prescribed by me daily.
4. I was told by the doctor to start taking medicines prescribed by him.
Q.16Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Make a beeline for
1. To stand patiently in a queue
2. To put bees in a line
3. To try and collect all the free items
4. To move directly towards something
Q.17Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

SCRAWNY
1. chubby
2. heavy
3. skinny
4. plump
Q.18Select the correct indirect narration of the given sentence.

“How are you feeling today, Rahul?” asked the doctor.
1. The doctor asked Rahul how he was feeling that day.
2. The doctor asked Rahul how he is feeling today.
3. The doctor asked Rahul about how he is feeling that day.
4. The doctor asked Rahul how he is feeling this day.
Q.19In the given sentence, identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Many workers move from one state to another and called migrant workers.
1. move from one state
2. to another
3. Many workers
4. and called migrant workers
Q.20Select the correct indirect narration of the given sentence.

The team leader said to us, “Congratulations! You have prepared a very good presentation.”
1. The team leader told us congratulations and we had prepared a very good presentation.
2. The team leader congratulated us and said that we had prepared a very good presentation.
3. We told our team leader that we had prepared a very good presentation and he said congratulations.
4. The team leader said congratulations and told us that we have prepared a very good presentation.
Q.21Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Hit the nail on the head
1. hurt someone with nails
2. say something that is exactly right
3. say or do something that is painful
4. hit someone hard on the head
Q.22Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

COURTEOUS
1. polite
2. rude
3. modest
4. humble
Q.23Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution required’.

The committee members was took a unanimous decision that they would invest in startups.
1. No substitution required
2. takes
3. took
4. taken
Q.24Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

He can’t climb this tree, can’t he?
1. isn’t it
2. can he
3. couldn’t he
4. No substitution
Q.25Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.

I’ve realised that working hard is the more important thing for me.
1. a much important
2. the most important
3. of more importance
4. No substitution
Q.26Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

GRAB
1. free
2. lose
3. offer
4. seize
Q.27Select the most appropriate option to improve the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to improve it, select ‘No improvement required’.

The football team has won the championship at the second time.
1. for the
2. No improvement required
3. in the
4. at a
Q.28Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

Enjoy instant benefits by becoming a member.
1. Instant benefits will be enjoyed if you become a member.
2. Let instant benefits be enjoyed by becoming a member.
3. Instant benefits for members can be enjoyed.
4. Instant members can enjoy benefits.
Q.29Select the correct indirect narration of the given sentence.

Father said to Swami, “Take whatever you like from this drawer.”
1. Father told Swami to take whatever he liked from that drawer.
2. Father told Swami that he can take whatever he likes from the drawer.
3. Father said Swami to take whatever you like from this drawer.
4. Father said to Swami to have taken whatever he liked from that drawer.
Q.30Select the correct indirect narration of the given sentence.

Grandmother said to me, “You have been careless again. Remember to be careful whenever you are assigned a task.”
1. Grandmother told me that I had been careless again. She further reminded me to be careful whenever I was assigned a task.
2. Grandmother told me that I was being careless again. She further said I had to be careful whenever I am assigned a task.
3. Grandmother said to me that I was being careless again. She further said I have to be careful whenever I was assigned a task.
4. Grandmother tells me that I have been careless again. She further reminds me to be careful whenever I am assigned a task.
Q.31Select the correct active voice of the given sentence.

What should be done with my hands when I speak in public?
1. What should I do with my hands when I speak in public?
2. What should be done when I speak in public with my hands?
3. What should I do when I speak with my hands in public?
4. What shall I do when I speak with my hands in public?
Q.32Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

I am sorry for all which happen yesterday.
1. No substitution
2. all that happened
3. all that happen
4. all what happens
Q.33In the sentence identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

When I realised I was following by some street boys I decided to change my route.
1. to change
2. I realised
3. I decided
4. was following by
Q.34Select the correct direct form of the given sentence.

My mother asked me to bring a glass of water for her.
1. My mother ordered me, “Bring a glass of water for her.”
2. My mother said to me, “Bring a glass of water for me.”
3. My mother requested me, “Please, bring a glass of water for me.”
4. My mother said to me, “Bring a glass of water for her.”
Q.35The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

The little boy / hurted himself / when he fell off / his bicycle.
1. hurted himself
2. The little boy
3. his bicycle
4. when he fell off
Q.36Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

AUDACITY
1. bravery
2. rashness
3. timidity
4. boldness
Q.37Given here are four sentences. The first sentence is in correct order, while the rest of the sentences are jumbled. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A. Johann was so different.
B. Elise often worried he was too different.
C. He also knew about secret waterfalls in the heart of the deep woods and he showed them to her.
D. Johann worked with his hands and he knew things about the stars and the position of the sun.
1. ADBC
2. ABDC
3. ABCD
4. ACBD
Q.38Select the correct direct form of the given sentence.

Esha requested Anshul to lower the volume of the TV as the baby was sleeping.
1. Esha told Anshul, “You should lower the volume of the TV as the baby was sleeping.”
2. Esha said to Anshul, “Please lower the volume of the TV as the baby is sleeping.”
3. Esha asked Anshul, “Why don’t you lower the volume of the TV? The baby is sleeping.”
4. Esha said to Anshul, “Lower the volume of the TV. The baby was sleeping.”
Q.39Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

The floods affected 229 villages in Assam.
1. 229 villages in Assam were affected by the floods.
2. 229 villages in Assam are being affected by the floods.
3. 229 villages in Assam had been affected by the floods.
4. 229 villages in Assam have been affected by the floods.
Q.40Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Take one's hat off to someone
1. show admiration for someone
2. display humility to someone
3. indicate disapproval of someone
4. express anger to someone
Q.41In the given sentence, identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

There is a few water in the bowl on the table.
1. There is
2. a few water
3. in the bowl
4. on the table
Q.42Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

She told me that she wants to ______ a teacher.
1. becoming
2. became
3. become
4. becomes
Q.43Select the correct active voice of the given sentence.

Are the rules and regulations being followed by the Sports Authority in the selection procedure for the Olympics?
1. Is the Sports Authority following rules and regulations in the selection procedure for the Olympics?
2. Was the Sports Authority following rules and regulations in the selection procedure for the Olympics?
3. Had the Sports Authority been following rules and regulations in the selection procedure for the Olympics?
4. Has the Sports Authority been following rules and regulations in the selection procedure for the Olympics?
Q.44Select the correct direct narration of the given sentence.

I told my parents that I would miss them when I was away. I also requested them to take good care of themselves in my absence.
1. I said to my parents, “I’ll have missed you when you are away. Please take good care of yourselves in my absence.”
2. I said to my parents, “I’ll miss you when I’m away. Please take good care of yourselves in my absence.”
3. I said to my parents, “You will be missed when you are away. You should take good care of yourselves in my absence.”
4. I said to my parents, “I had missed you when I’m away. You have to take good care of yourselves in my absence.”
Q.45Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.

He didn’t know how getting to the Guest House so he stopped to ask the way.
1. so he stopped
2. He didn’t know
3. to ask the way
4. how getting to
Q.46Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

As she was walking down from the stage, Michelle heard a huge ______.
1. applauds
2. applauders
3. applaudings
4. applause
Q.47Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.

I remember to meet her at a conference in Delhi last year.
1. to meet her
2. at a conference
3. in Delhi last year
4. I remember
Q.48Given here are four sentences. The first sentence is in correct order, while the rest of the sentences are jumbled. Pick the option that gives their correct order.


A. World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June every year by the UN.
B. In 2019, more than 130 countries participated actively and supported it.
C. It is the UN’s most impactful campaign for spreading awareness to conserve our environment.
D. Over the years this campaign has become the means for public participation.
1. ACDB
2. ADCB
3. ACBD
4. ADBC
Q.49Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

All ears
1. trying to listen
2. not able to listen
3. ready to listen
4. not wanting to listen
Q.50Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

Harry said, “My son is in danger and I need help.”
1. Harry said his son was in danger and I needed help.
2. Harry said his son is in danger and I need help.
3. His son said that Harry was in danger and that he needed help.
4. Harry said that his son was in danger and he needed help.
Q.51In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains a grammatical error.

I am getting used to drive on the busy roads of the crowded city.
1. I am
2. drive on
3. getting used to
4. the crowded city
Q.52Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

TENSION
1. comfort
2. detachment
3. strain
4. peace
Q.53The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Thousands of people / have died off / the deadly Corona / virus in the world.
1. the deadly Corona
2. virus in the world
3. have died off
4. Thousands of people
Q.54Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I won the online game of chess ______ I was out of practice.
1. even if
2. unless
3. because
4. even though
Q.55There is an underlined segment in the given sentence. Select the most appropriate option to substitute the segment. If there is no need to substitute it, select 'No substitution required'.

The Covid-19 pandemic has stopped people from venturing out unless it is necessary.
1. away from venturing
2. away from venturing out
3. No substitution required
4. from venturing
Q.56Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

ACQUIT
1. condemn
2. leave
3. replace
4. relieve
Q.57Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

The new bill was ______ by many members of the house as they thought it violated people’s rights.
1. to be oppose
2. opposing
3. opposed
4. oppose
Q.58Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

The food can now be removed from the dining table.
1. We might now remove the food from the dining table.
2. We can now remove the food from the dining table.
3. We should now remove the food from the dining table.
4. We will now remove the food from the dining table.
Q.59Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Hit a dead end
1. reach a situation that leads to nothing further
2. look for a place that is quiet
3. reach a place that is quite dead
4. have a serious problem with someone
Q.60Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.
1. India has won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.
2. India has been won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.
3. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is won by India in Australia.
4. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy was won by India in Australia.
Q.61Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

RELEASE
1. Retain
2. Acquit
3. Restrain
4. Confine
Q.62Select the option that expresses the given sentence in direct speech.

Megha said that she had taken the shortcut to her college.
1. Megha says, “She takes the shortcut to my college.”
2. Megha said, “I take the shortcut to my college.”
3. Megha said, “She takes the shortcut to her college.”
4. Megha said, “I took the shortcut to my college.”
Q.63Given here are four sentences. The first sentence is in correct order, while the rest of the sentences are jumbled. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A. Mouni and I were not only school friends but also family friends.
B. They earned a moderate amount of money that was just enough to feed their large families.
C. Our fathers worked for the same British trading company in its export-import section.
D. However, now the British companies were withdrawing from the nation making it difficult for our fathers to fulfil their family needs.
1. ADBC
2. ABDC
3. ACBD
4. ACDB
Q.64Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

The driver lose control as soon as he was taking a right turn.
1. was losing control after
2. lose control where
3. lost control when
4. No substitution
Q.65Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

VIGILANT
1. careful
2. cautious
3. inattentive
4. wary
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.66Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 1.
1. with
2. about
3. in
4. for
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.67Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 2.
1. most large
2. larger
3. more large
4. largest
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.68Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 3.
1. reducing
2. reduction
3. reduced
4. reduce
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.69Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 4.
1. only
2. singly
3. alone
4. rarely
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.70Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5.
1. most
2. much
3. more
4. a lot
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.71Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 6.
1. pathetic
2. risky
3. weak
4. vulnerable
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.72Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 7.
1. Until
2. When
3. If
4. While
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.73Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 8.
1. towns
2. villages
3. states
4. countries
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.74Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 9.
1. in principle
2. immediately
3. especially
4. at particular
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)______ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)______ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)______ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)______ among the world's three poorest and (5)______ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)______ children. These are – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)______ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)______ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)______ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO’s goal is (10)______ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Q.75Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 10.
1. to reaching
2. reached
3. reach
4. to reach
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.76Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 1.
1. for
2. at
3. of
4. with
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.77Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 2.
1. those
2. him
3. you
4. them
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.78Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 3.
1. simply
2. clearly
3. openly
4. hardly
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.79Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 4.
1. reside
2. resident
3. residential
4. residence
..
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.80Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 5.
1. however
2. moreover
3. therefore
4. because
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In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.81Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 6.
1. cloth
2. clothes
3. clothed
4. clothe
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In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.82Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 7.
1. had become
2. can become
3. was becoming
4. is become
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In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.83Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 8.
1. particular
2. particularly
3. particularity
4. particulars
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In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.84Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 9.
1. early
2. later
3. into
4. before
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In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

On Hauz Khas Road, at the entrance to the pedestrianised Hauz Khas Village, the guard (1)______ the barrier asks you to halt and directs (2)______ to the parking lot. It’s 5 p.m. and the parking lot is nearly empty as shops are closed and there are (3)______ any shoppers. There aren’t many people on the lane leading to the (4)______ area either. This is unusual for HKV (as it is popularly known) (5)______ it is one of Delhi’s popular shopping areas. Initially a hub for designer (6)______, the HKV experience (7)______ a throbbing mix of cafes, art galleries, curio shops, gyms and, of course, fashion boutiques. The quirky neighbourhood was a hit (8)______ with youngsters and tourists for its happening nightlife. These days however, night comes hours (9)______ dusk at HKV as you can only see street dogs, security guards, a few takeaway joint managers and bored shop attendants (10)______ to reach home early.
Q.85Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 10.
1. immature
2. immediate
3. immobile
4. impatient
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rajasthan’s farmers have been banging plates and lighting fires these days. It is their desperate attempt to scare away the swarms of migratory locusts invading their fields and eating away crops. The pest attack has come as a double blow for farmers already reeling under the impact of the Covid lockdown.
Millions of locusts, covering 1-4 sq km of the skyline, have reached 10 of the state’s 33 districts within three weeks of being first spotted on April 30. Last year, yellow locusts had entered India from Pakistan in the second half of May. The attack had originated from Yemen, coming all the way to West Asia and Pakistan and then India, creating havoc in 17 countries en route.
With the harvest nearly over in Rajasthan, the invading population of grasshoppers this May is feeding mainly on sprouting cotton crop sown last month, vegetables and fodder. State officials, though, fear damage to the young millet and moong dal crops due in July and August if the locusts breed.
Flying in through the Pakistan border near Jaisalmer, the locust swarms have infiltrated as deep as Kishangarh in Ajmer district. Locusts can cover 200-250 km in a day if they get wind support. Presently, the dust storms sweeping parts of Rajasthan are aiding their flight.
Officials said the Union agriculture ministry’s Locusts Warning Organisation (LWO) is in the process of acquiring 60 vehicles with mounted insecticide sprayers from abroad by July. Ten such vehicles were purchased this January.
“Immature pink locusts are very active, which is why they have reached the interiors of Rajasthan [from Pakistan] so quickly,” says K.L. Gurjar, deputy director, LWO. Their metabolism slows down during winters, but in summers, they can fly from 4 am to 8 pm, covering long distances and consuming more crops along the way than mature locusts would.
The LWO has put 10 insecticide-spraying vehicles on the job in Rajasthan. The Rajasthan government has provided rented tractors, on which insecticide sprayers are mounted, and also the manpower to man them. The Centre-state joint operation has so far cleared a few hundred sq km of fields of the locusts. Preliminary estimates put the loss to crops at a few crore rupees.
State officials say there is an urgent need to contain the pink locusts before they start breeding in the next few weeks. Indiscriminate aerial spraying of insecticides is ill-advised as this can damage crops as well as affect human settlements.
One of the strategies being considered now is to use fixed-wing aircraft for ultra-low volume spraying of chemicals. The state government may request for such aerial sorties by the air force. Drones have limited capabilities as they can carry only about 20 litres of insecticide at a time, making them effective only over small areas.
Q.86If the locusts breed, which crops will they damage?
1. Millet and moong
2. Fodder
3. Vegetables
4. Cotton crop
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rajasthan’s farmers have been banging plates and lighting fires these days. It is their desperate attempt to scare away the swarms of migratory locusts invading their fields and eating away crops. The pest attack has come as a double blow for farmers already reeling under the impact of the Covid lockdown.
Millions of locusts, covering 1-4 sq km of the skyline, have reached 10 of the state’s 33 districts within three weeks of being first spotted on April 30. Last year, yellow locusts had entered India from Pakistan in the second half of May. The attack had originated from Yemen, coming all the way to West Asia and Pakistan and then India, creating havoc in 17 countries en route.
With the harvest nearly over in Rajasthan, the invading population of grasshoppers this May is feeding mainly on sprouting cotton crop sown last month, vegetables and fodder. State officials, though, fear damage to the young millet and moong dal crops due in July and August if the locusts breed.
Flying in through the Pakistan border near Jaisalmer, the locust swarms have infiltrated as deep as Kishangarh in Ajmer district. Locusts can cover 200-250 km in a day if they get wind support. Presently, the dust storms sweeping parts of Rajasthan are aiding their flight.
Officials said the Union agriculture ministry’s Locusts Warning Organisation (LWO) is in the process of acquiring 60 vehicles with mounted insecticide sprayers from abroad by July. Ten such vehicles were purchased this January.
“Immature pink locusts are very active, which is why they have reached the interiors of Rajasthan [from Pakistan] so quickly,” says K.L. Gurjar, deputy director, LWO. Their metabolism slows down during winters, but in summers, they can fly from 4 am to 8 pm, covering long distances and consuming more crops along the way than mature locusts would.
The LWO has put 10 insecticide-spraying vehicles on the job in Rajasthan. The Rajasthan government has provided rented tractors, on which insecticide sprayers are mounted, and also the manpower to man them. The Centre-state joint operation has so far cleared a few hundred sq km of fields of the locusts. Preliminary estimates put the loss to crops at a few crore rupees.
State officials say there is an urgent need to contain the pink locusts before they start breeding in the next few weeks. Indiscriminate aerial spraying of insecticides is ill-advised as this can damage crops as well as affect human settlements.
One of the strategies being considered now is to use fixed-wing aircraft for ultra-low volume spraying of chemicals. The state government may request for such aerial sorties by the air force. Drones have limited capabilities as they can carry only about 20 litres of insecticide at a time, making them effective only over small areas.
Q.87After reading this passage it can be said that it is:
1. a survey analysis
2. a news report
3. an epic
4. a government statement
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rajasthan’s farmers have been banging plates and lighting fires these days. It is their desperate attempt to scare away the swarms of migratory locusts invading their fields and eating away crops. The pest attack has come as a double blow for farmers already reeling under the impact of the Covid lockdown.
Millions of locusts, covering 1-4 sq km of the skyline, have reached 10 of the state’s 33 districts within three weeks of being first spotted on April 30. Last year, yellow locusts had entered India from Pakistan in the second half of May. The attack had originated from Yemen, coming all the way to West Asia and Pakistan and then India, creating havoc in 17 countries en route.
With the harvest nearly over in Rajasthan, the invading population of grasshoppers this May is feeding mainly on sprouting cotton crop sown last month, vegetables and fodder. State officials, though, fear damage to the young millet and moong dal crops due in July and August if the locusts breed.
Flying in through the Pakistan border near Jaisalmer, the locust swarms have infiltrated as deep as Kishangarh in Ajmer district. Locusts can cover 200-250 km in a day if they get wind support. Presently, the dust storms sweeping parts of Rajasthan are aiding their flight.
Officials said the Union agriculture ministry’s Locusts Warning Organisation (LWO) is in the process of acquiring 60 vehicles with mounted insecticide sprayers from abroad by July. Ten such vehicles were purchased this January.
“Immature pink locusts are very active, which is why they have reached the interiors of Rajasthan [from Pakistan] so quickly,” says K.L. Gurjar, deputy director, LWO. Their metabolism slows down during winters, but in summers, they can fly from 4 am to 8 pm, covering long distances and consuming more crops along the way than mature locusts would.
The LWO has put 10 insecticide-spraying vehicles on the job in Rajasthan. The Rajasthan government has provided rented tractors, on which insecticide sprayers are mounted, and also the manpower to man them. The Centre-state joint operation has so far cleared a few hundred sq km of fields of the locusts. Preliminary estimates put the loss to crops at a few crore rupees.
State officials say there is an urgent need to contain the pink locusts before they start breeding in the next few weeks. Indiscriminate aerial spraying of insecticides is ill-advised as this can damage crops as well as affect human settlements.
One of the strategies being considered now is to use fixed-wing aircraft for ultra-low volume spraying of chemicals. The state government may request for such aerial sorties by the air force. Drones have limited capabilities as they can carry only about 20 litres of insecticide at a time, making them effective only over small areas.
Q.88It can be inferred from the passage that the present swarm of locusts consists of:
1. yellow mature locusts
2. yellow immature locusts
3. pink mature locusts
4. pink immature locusts
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rajasthan’s farmers have been banging plates and lighting fires these days. It is their desperate attempt to scare away the swarms of migratory locusts invading their fields and eating away crops. The pest attack has come as a double blow for farmers already reeling under the impact of the Covid lockdown.
Millions of locusts, covering 1-4 sq km of the skyline, have reached 10 of the state’s 33 districts within three weeks of being first spotted on April 30. Last year, yellow locusts had entered India from Pakistan in the second half of May. The attack had originated from Yemen, coming all the way to West Asia and Pakistan and then India, creating havoc in 17 countries en route.
With the harvest nearly over in Rajasthan, the invading population of grasshoppers this May is feeding mainly on sprouting cotton crop sown last month, vegetables and fodder. State officials, though, fear damage to the young millet and moong dal crops due in July and August if the locusts breed.
Flying in through the Pakistan border near Jaisalmer, the locust swarms have infiltrated as deep as Kishangarh in Ajmer district. Locusts can cover 200-250 km in a day if they get wind support. Presently, the dust storms sweeping parts of Rajasthan are aiding their flight.
Officials said the Union agriculture ministry’s Locusts Warning Organisation (LWO) is in the process of acquiring 60 vehicles with mounted insecticide sprayers from abroad by July. Ten such vehicles were purchased this January.
“Immature pink locusts are very active, which is why they have reached the interiors of Rajasthan [from Pakistan] so quickly,” says K.L. Gurjar, deputy director, LWO. Their metabolism slows down during winters, but in summers, they can fly from 4 am to 8 pm, covering long distances and consuming more crops along the way than mature locusts would.
The LWO has put 10 insecticide-spraying vehicles on the job in Rajasthan. The Rajasthan government has provided rented tractors, on which insecticide sprayers are mounted, and also the manpower to man them. The Centre-state joint operation has so far cleared a few hundred sq km of fields of the locusts. Preliminary estimates put the loss to crops at a few crore rupees.
State officials say there is an urgent need to contain the pink locusts before they start breeding in the next few weeks. Indiscriminate aerial spraying of insecticides is ill-advised as this can damage crops as well as affect human settlements.
One of the strategies being considered now is to use fixed-wing aircraft for ultra-low volume spraying of chemicals. The state government may request for such aerial sorties by the air force. Drones have limited capabilities as they can carry only about 20 litres of insecticide at a time, making them effective only over small areas.
Q.89The main theme of the passage is:
1. measures for dealing with the locusts
2. the damage done by the locusts
3. invasion of locusts in Rajasthan
4. breeding of locusts
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rajasthan’s farmers have been banging plates and lighting fires these days. It is their desperate attempt to scare away the swarms of migratory locusts invading their fields and eating away crops. The pest attack has come as a double blow for farmers already reeling under the impact of the Covid lockdown.
Millions of locusts, covering 1-4 sq km of the skyline, have reached 10 of the state’s 33 districts within three weeks of being first spotted on April 30. Last year, yellow locusts had entered India from Pakistan in the second half of May. The attack had originated from Yemen, coming all the way to West Asia and Pakistan and then India, creating havoc in 17 countries en route.
With the harvest nearly over in Rajasthan, the invading population of grasshoppers this May is feeding mainly on sprouting cotton crop sown last month, vegetables and fodder. State officials, though, fear damage to the young millet and moong dal crops due in July and August if the locusts breed.
Flying in through the Pakistan border near Jaisalmer, the locust swarms have infiltrated as deep as Kishangarh in Ajmer district. Locusts can cover 200-250 km in a day if they get wind support. Presently, the dust storms sweeping parts of Rajasthan are aiding their flight.
Officials said the Union agriculture ministry’s Locusts Warning Organisation (LWO) is in the process of acquiring 60 vehicles with mounted insecticide sprayers from abroad by July. Ten such vehicles were purchased this January.
“Immature pink locusts are very active, which is why they have reached the interiors of Rajasthan [from Pakistan] so quickly,” says K.L. Gurjar, deputy director, LWO. Their metabolism slows down during winters, but in summers, they can fly from 4 am to 8 pm, covering long distances and consuming more crops along the way than mature locusts would.
The LWO has put 10 insecticide-spraying vehicles on the job in Rajasthan. The Rajasthan government has provided rented tractors, on which insecticide sprayers are mounted, and also the manpower to man them. The Centre-state joint operation has so far cleared a few hundred sq km of fields of the locusts. Preliminary estimates put the loss to crops at a few crore rupees.
State officials say there is an urgent need to contain the pink locusts before they start breeding in the next few weeks. Indiscriminate aerial spraying of insecticides is ill-advised as this can damage crops as well as affect human settlements.
One of the strategies being considered now is to use fixed-wing aircraft for ultra-low volume spraying of chemicals. The state government may request for such aerial sorties by the air force. Drones have limited capabilities as they can carry only about 20 litres of insecticide at a time, making them effective only over small areas.
Q.90Which of the following measures the government of Rajasthan wants to procure for containing locusts?
1. Insecticide-spraying vehicles
2. Drones for spraying small areas with insecticide
3. Fixed-wing aircraft for spraying of chemicals
4. Rented tractors mounted with insecticide sprayers
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

When consuming your favourite fruit is forbidden by your doctor or dietician, it is time to find out why rather than trying to have more of it on the sly. Conventional diet advice for weight watchers and diabetics puts mangoes in the red list, and not without reason. Keeping scientific information about mangoes in mind, recommendations about the fruit warrant a re-look. This is because of its impact on body weight, blood sugar and health.
It’s true that ripe mangoes are high in carbohydrates, sugars and have a high glycaemic index. One of the seventh most popular fruits worldwide, it provides roughly 80 kilocalories per 100 g (a medium-sized ripe mango would carry about 130-150 calories), which mainly come from carbohydrates (20 per cent).
Due to high sugar content, mangoes are high in calories. But does this mean that diabetics and weight watchers should be banned from having it? The answer is no, if one adjusts for calories, i.e. substitutes it with an equivalent amount of calories and carbohydrates in the meal.
Better still, combine it with a low-glycaemic food. Low glycaemic foods include pulses, legumes, low-fat dairy (milk, curd), vegetables, nuts and seeds. So mangoes can make a safe entry into the diet, if one is able to keep the caloric intake and carbohydrates constant, i.e. take the right amounts. With over 2,500 varieties around the world, the popularity of mangoes clearly lies in its aromatic sweetness. This tropical fruit also can boast of a huge array of impressive health benefits.
The mango is known to be an excellent source of many vitamins such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin), and Vitamin A (ß-carotene). Ripe mangoes generally possess a higher number of phenolics, researchers say. This makes mangoes a good source of antioxidants with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. With reasonably good fibre content, it provides a good combination of soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre is good for digestion and its insoluble variant is good for management of blood cholesterol and sugar levels.
But before you start planning a mango party, there is need for caution. Remember that mangoes, being high on sugars, predominantly fructose, should be consumed in appropriate portions. This is true particularly for weight watchers, diabetics and those with high cholesterol levels.
Q.91Ripe mangoes have a higher number of phenolics which make them:
1. highly rich in fructose
2. a good source of antioxidants
3. highly nutritious
4. a high-glycaemic food
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

When consuming your favourite fruit is forbidden by your doctor or dietician, it is time to find out why rather than trying to have more of it on the sly. Conventional diet advice for weight watchers and diabetics puts mangoes in the red list, and not without reason. Keeping scientific information about mangoes in mind, recommendations about the fruit warrant a re-look. This is because of its impact on body weight, blood sugar and health.
It’s true that ripe mangoes are high in carbohydrates, sugars and have a high glycaemic index. One of the seventh most popular fruits worldwide, it provides roughly 80 kilocalories per 100 g (a medium-sized ripe mango would carry about 130-150 calories), which mainly come from carbohydrates (20 per cent).
Due to high sugar content, mangoes are high in calories. But does this mean that diabetics and weight watchers should be banned from having it? The answer is no, if one adjusts for calories, i.e. substitutes it with an equivalent amount of calories and carbohydrates in the meal.
Better still, combine it with a low-glycaemic food. Low glycaemic foods include pulses, legumes, low-fat dairy (milk, curd), vegetables, nuts and seeds. So mangoes can make a safe entry into the diet, if one is able to keep the caloric intake and carbohydrates constant, i.e. take the right amounts. With over 2,500 varieties around the world, the popularity of mangoes clearly lies in its aromatic sweetness. This tropical fruit also can boast of a huge array of impressive health benefits.
The mango is known to be an excellent source of many vitamins such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin), and Vitamin A (ß-carotene). Ripe mangoes generally possess a higher number of phenolics, researchers say. This makes mangoes a good source of antioxidants with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. With reasonably good fibre content, it provides a good combination of soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre is good for digestion and its insoluble variant is good for management of blood cholesterol and sugar levels.
But before you start planning a mango party, there is need for caution. Remember that mangoes, being high on sugars, predominantly fructose, should be consumed in appropriate portions. This is true particularly for weight watchers, diabetics and those with high cholesterol levels.
Q.92What advice is given in the passage to the diabetics and weight watchers?
1. Eat mangoes but balance the intake of vitamins.
2. Eat plenty of mangoes as it has impressive health benefits.
3. Do not eat mangoes as it is too high in sugar.
4. Eat mangoes but combine it with a low-glycaemic food.
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

When consuming your favourite fruit is forbidden by your doctor or dietician, it is time to find out why rather than trying to have more of it on the sly. Conventional diet advice for weight watchers and diabetics puts mangoes in the red list, and not without reason. Keeping scientific information about mangoes in mind, recommendations about the fruit warrant a re-look. This is because of its impact on body weight, blood sugar and health.
It’s true that ripe mangoes are high in carbohydrates, sugars and have a high glycaemic index. One of the seventh most popular fruits worldwide, it provides roughly 80 kilocalories per 100 g (a medium-sized ripe mango would carry about 130-150 calories), which mainly come from carbohydrates (20 per cent).
Due to high sugar content, mangoes are high in calories. But does this mean that diabetics and weight watchers should be banned from having it? The answer is no, if one adjusts for calories, i.e. substitutes it with an equivalent amount of calories and carbohydrates in the meal.
Better still, combine it with a low-glycaemic food. Low glycaemic foods include pulses, legumes, low-fat dairy (milk, curd), vegetables, nuts and seeds. So mangoes can make a safe entry into the diet, if one is able to keep the caloric intake and carbohydrates constant, i.e. take the right amounts. With over 2,500 varieties around the world, the popularity of mangoes clearly lies in its aromatic sweetness. This tropical fruit also can boast of a huge array of impressive health benefits.
The mango is known to be an excellent source of many vitamins such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin), and Vitamin A (ß-carotene). Ripe mangoes generally possess a higher number of phenolics, researchers say. This makes mangoes a good source of antioxidants with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. With reasonably good fibre content, it provides a good combination of soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre is good for digestion and its insoluble variant is good for management of blood cholesterol and sugar levels.
But before you start planning a mango party, there is need for caution. Remember that mangoes, being high on sugars, predominantly fructose, should be consumed in appropriate portions. This is true particularly for weight watchers, diabetics and those with high cholesterol levels.
Q.93Which of the following nutrients is NOT present in mangoes?
1. Vitamins
2. Fats
3. Carbohydrates
4. Sugar
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

When consuming your favourite fruit is forbidden by your doctor or dietician, it is time to find out why rather than trying to have more of it on the sly. Conventional diet advice for weight watchers and diabetics puts mangoes in the red list, and not without reason. Keeping scientific information about mangoes in mind, recommendations about the fruit warrant a re-look. This is because of its impact on body weight, blood sugar and health.
It’s true that ripe mangoes are high in carbohydrates, sugars and have a high glycaemic index. One of the seventh most popular fruits worldwide, it provides roughly 80 kilocalories per 100 g (a medium-sized ripe mango would carry about 130-150 calories), which mainly come from carbohydrates (20 per cent).
Due to high sugar content, mangoes are high in calories. But does this mean that diabetics and weight watchers should be banned from having it? The answer is no, if one adjusts for calories, i.e. substitutes it with an equivalent amount of calories and carbohydrates in the meal.
Better still, combine it with a low-glycaemic food. Low glycaemic foods include pulses, legumes, low-fat dairy (milk, curd), vegetables, nuts and seeds. So mangoes can make a safe entry into the diet, if one is able to keep the caloric intake and carbohydrates constant, i.e. take the right amounts. With over 2,500 varieties around the world, the popularity of mangoes clearly lies in its aromatic sweetness. This tropical fruit also can boast of a huge array of impressive health benefits.
The mango is known to be an excellent source of many vitamins such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin), and Vitamin A (ß-carotene). Ripe mangoes generally possess a higher number of phenolics, researchers say. This makes mangoes a good source of antioxidants with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. With reasonably good fibre content, it provides a good combination of soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre is good for digestion and its insoluble variant is good for management of blood cholesterol and sugar levels.
But before you start planning a mango party, there is need for caution. Remember that mangoes, being high on sugars, predominantly fructose, should be consumed in appropriate portions. This is true particularly for weight watchers, diabetics and those with high cholesterol levels.
Q.94Mangoes are high in calories. What is its main source of calories?
1. Fibre
2. Carbohydrates
3. Vitamins
4. Antioxidants
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

When consuming your favourite fruit is forbidden by your doctor or dietician, it is time to find out why rather than trying to have more of it on the sly. Conventional diet advice for weight watchers and diabetics puts mangoes in the red list, and not without reason. Keeping scientific information about mangoes in mind, recommendations about the fruit warrant a re-look. This is because of its impact on body weight, blood sugar and health.
It’s true that ripe mangoes are high in carbohydrates, sugars and have a high glycaemic index. One of the seventh most popular fruits worldwide, it provides roughly 80 kilocalories per 100 g (a medium-sized ripe mango would carry about 130-150 calories), which mainly come from carbohydrates (20 per cent).
Due to high sugar content, mangoes are high in calories. But does this mean that diabetics and weight watchers should be banned from having it? The answer is no, if one adjusts for calories, i.e. substitutes it with an equivalent amount of calories and carbohydrates in the meal.
Better still, combine it with a low-glycaemic food. Low glycaemic foods include pulses, legumes, low-fat dairy (milk, curd), vegetables, nuts and seeds. So mangoes can make a safe entry into the diet, if one is able to keep the caloric intake and carbohydrates constant, i.e. take the right amounts. With over 2,500 varieties around the world, the popularity of mangoes clearly lies in its aromatic sweetness. This tropical fruit also can boast of a huge array of impressive health benefits.
The mango is known to be an excellent source of many vitamins such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin), and Vitamin A (ß-carotene). Ripe mangoes generally possess a higher number of phenolics, researchers say. This makes mangoes a good source of antioxidants with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. With reasonably good fibre content, it provides a good combination of soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre is good for digestion and its insoluble variant is good for management of blood cholesterol and sugar levels.
But before you start planning a mango party, there is need for caution. Remember that mangoes, being high on sugars, predominantly fructose, should be consumed in appropriate portions. This is true particularly for weight watchers, diabetics and those with high cholesterol levels.
Q.95The main idea of the passage is that:
1. mango is a nutritious fruit
2. mangoes should be eaten in appropriate proportion
3. diabetics should not eat mangoes
4. mango is one of the most popular fruits
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, working at the University of California in Berkeley, is among the winners of the Prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize, announced last week by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Adam W Marcus, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Daniel Alan Spielman, Yale University, are the other two winners.
“Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solved longstanding questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs, and in the process uncovered a deep new connection between linear algebra, geometry of polynomials, and graph theory that has inspired the next generation of theoretical computer scientists,” the NAS said in a statement.
An Indian national, Nikhil was born in New Delhi in November 1983 and has attended educational institutions across the world – Syria, UK, Saudi Arabia, and US – as his father was an Indian Foreign Services officer, who has served as the Indian ambassador to Uganda and Denmark. At present, Nikhil is an associate professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented annually to honour outstanding, innovative, creative and influential research in the area of combinatorial mathematics.
Q.96How many mathematicians won the Michael Sheila Prize for 2021?
1. Four
2. Three
3. Two
4. One
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Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, working at the University of California in Berkeley, is among the winners of the Prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize, announced last week by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Adam W Marcus, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Daniel Alan Spielman, Yale University, are the other two winners.
“Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solved longstanding questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs, and in the process uncovered a deep new connection between linear algebra, geometry of polynomials, and graph theory that has inspired the next generation of theoretical computer scientists,” the NAS said in a statement.
An Indian national, Nikhil was born in New Delhi in November 1983 and has attended educational institutions across the world – Syria, UK, Saudi Arabia, and US – as his father was an Indian Foreign Services officer, who has served as the Indian ambassador to Uganda and Denmark. At present, Nikhil is an associate professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented annually to honour outstanding, innovative, creative and influential research in the area of combinatorial mathematics.
Q.97What is the connection between the prize winners and the famous Indian mathematical genius Ramanujan?
1. The prize winners were all students of Ramanujan.
2. The prize winners were all admirers of Ramanujan’s great contribution.
3. They solved questions on Ramanujan’s graphs that had not been solved for a long time.
4. They explained Ramanujan’s graphs in solving the Kadison-Singer problem.
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Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, working at the University of California in Berkeley, is among the winners of the Prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize, announced last week by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Adam W Marcus, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Daniel Alan Spielman, Yale University, are the other two winners.
“Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solved longstanding questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs, and in the process uncovered a deep new connection between linear algebra, geometry of polynomials, and graph theory that has inspired the next generation of theoretical computer scientists,” the NAS said in a statement.
An Indian national, Nikhil was born in New Delhi in November 1983 and has attended educational institutions across the world – Syria, UK, Saudi Arabia, and US – as his father was an Indian Foreign Services officer, who has served as the Indian ambassador to Uganda and Denmark. At present, Nikhil is an associate professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented annually to honour outstanding, innovative, creative and influential research in the area of combinatorial mathematics.
Q.98Which of the following is NOT true of Nikhil Srivastava according to the passage?
1. He has served as the Indian ambassador to Denmark and Uganda.
2. He had his education in many countries around the world.
3. He was born in North India in the early 1980s.
4. He is now a faculty at the University of California.
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, working at the University of California in Berkeley, is among the winners of the Prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize, announced last week by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Adam W Marcus, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Daniel Alan Spielman, Yale University, are the other two winners.
“Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solved longstanding questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs, and in the process uncovered a deep new connection between linear algebra, geometry of polynomials, and graph theory that has inspired the next generation of theoretical computer scientists,” the NAS said in a statement.
An Indian national, Nikhil was born in New Delhi in November 1983 and has attended educational institutions across the world – Syria, UK, Saudi Arabia, and US – as his father was an Indian Foreign Services officer, who has served as the Indian ambassador to Uganda and Denmark. At present, Nikhil is an associate professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented annually to honour outstanding, innovative, creative and influential research in the area of combinatorial mathematics.
Q.99The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented:
1. every two years to honour the best researchers in mathematics
2. every year to honour those who solve longstanding problems in graph theory and linear algebra
3. twice every year to honour young and influential researchers in mathematics
4. every year to honour new thinking and research in a specific area of mathematics
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, working at the University of California in Berkeley, is among the winners of the Prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize, announced last week by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Adam W Marcus, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Daniel Alan Spielman, Yale University, are the other two winners.
“Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solved longstanding questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs, and in the process uncovered a deep new connection between linear algebra, geometry of polynomials, and graph theory that has inspired the next generation of theoretical computer scientists,” the NAS said in a statement.
An Indian national, Nikhil was born in New Delhi in November 1983 and has attended educational institutions across the world – Syria, UK, Saudi Arabia, and US – as his father was an Indian Foreign Services officer, who has served as the Indian ambassador to Uganda and Denmark. At present, Nikhil is an associate professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented annually to honour outstanding, innovative, creative and influential research in the area of combinatorial mathematics.
Q.100In what way have the prize winners helped the future theoretical computer scientists?
1. They solved new problems in graph theory used in theoretical computer science.
2. They have found connections between algebra, geometry and computer science.
3. They have done innovative research on Ramanujan graphs and geometry of polynomials.
4. The new connection they have discovered has inspired future theoretical computer scientists.
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