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SSC Stenographer Date: 15_11_2021 Shift: S2


Q.1'A + B' का मतलब 'A, B की पत्नी है'।
'A – B' का मतलब 'A, B का पिता है'।
'A × B' का मतलब 'A, B का पुत्र है'।
‘A ÷ B’ का मतलब 'A, B का भाई है'।

यदि P + K – R + J ÷ M × T + Z है, तो निम्न में से कौन-सा कथन सही है?
1. R, T की पुत्री है।
2. Z, J का पिता है।
3. P, J की माँ है।
4. K, M का पिता है।
Q.2एक कक्षा में लड़कियों की संख्या, लड़कों की संख्या की दोगुनी है। विकल्पों में से कौन-सी विद्यार्थियों की कुल संख्या नहीं हो सकती है?
1. 89
2. 78
3. 135
4. 102
Q.3जोसेफ, अपने घर से अपने विद्यालय की ओर चलना शुरू करता है। पहले वह पश्चिम की ओर 2 km जाता है और फिर दक्षिणावर्त दिशा में 90° मुड़ता है और अपने विद्यालय तक पहुंचने के लिए 2 km चलता है। उसके विद्यालय से उसका घर किस दिशा में है?
1. दक्षिण
2. उत्तर-पश्चिम
3. दक्षिण-पूर्व
4. उत्तर
Q.4उस विकल्‍प का चयन करें, जो तीसरे अक्षर-समूह से ठीक उसी प्रकार संबंधित है, जिस प्रकार दूसरा अक्षर-समूह पहले अक्षर-समूह से संबंधित है।

SEASONAL : OEAALNSS :: FRUITS : ?
1. UIFRST
2. IUSTRF
3. BRUART
4. BRUVDR
Q.5दिए गए पैटर्न का ध्यानपूर्वक अध्ययन करें और अनुपस्थित संख्या ज्ञात करें।

(1, 1, 1, –1) (2, 4, 8, 2) (______, 36, 216, 174)
1. 22
2. 6
3. 24
4. 18
Q.6Three statements are given, followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
No blue is red.
Some green are red.
All yellow are green.

Conclusions:
I. Some yellow are red.
II. No yellow is red.
III. Some green are blue.
IV. No green is blue.
1. None of the conclusions follow
2. Only conclusions I and IV follow
3. Only conclusions I and II follow
4. Only conclusions III and IV follow
Q.7यदि ‘+’ का अर्थ ‘–’ है, ‘÷’ का अर्थ ‘+’ है, ‘<’ का अर्थ ‘×’ और ‘>’ का अर्थ ‘÷’ है, तो 8 ÷ 6 < 2 > (10 > 5) + 4 का मान ज्ञात करें।
1. 8
2. 16
3. 10
4. 12
Q.8उस विकल्प का चयन करें, जो दिए गए शब्दों का अंग्रेजी शब्दकोश के अनुसार उनका सही क्रम निरुपित करता है।

1. Nominate
2. Nomenclature
3. Novice
4. Nectar
5. Nocturnal
1. 4, 5, 2, 1, 3
2. 4, 5, 2, 3, 1
3. 3, 5, 2, 1, 4
4. 4, 2, 5, 1, 3
Q.9दिए गए समीकरण को संतुलित करने के लिए किन दो गणितीय चिह्नों को आपस में बदलना चाहिए?

198 ÷ 6 + 21 – 13 × 29 = 277
1. + और –
2. – और ×
3. + और ×
4. × और ÷
Q.10चार अक्षर-समूह दिए गए हैं, जिनमें से तीन किसी तरह से समान हैं और एक भिन्न है। भिन्न अक्षर-समूह का चयन करें।
1. UIJ
2. FTU
3. AOP
4. QDE
Q.11जॉन, मैरी का पिता है तथा जोसफ, मायरा का पुत्र है। ईशु, जॉन का भाई है। जोसफ, मैरी का इकलौता भाई है। मायरा ईशु से किस प्रकार संबंधित है?
1. भाभी
2. बहन
3. चचेरी बहन
4. पत्नी
Q.12किसी परीक्षा में, आरती को शीला की तुलना में दोगुना अंक प्राप्त हुए। शीला को चिंता से अधिक अंक प्राप्त हुए। चिंता को तरन से कम अंक प्राप्त हुए। तरन को इला से कम अंक प्राप्त हुए। इला को शीला से कम लेकिन चिंता से अधिक अंक प्राप्त हुए। इनमें से किसे इला से अधिक अंक प्राप्त हुए?
1. आरती और शीला
2. शीला और तरन
3. शीला और चिंता
4. आरती और तरन
Q.13दिए गए पैटर्न का ध्यानपूर्वक अध्ययन कीजिए और तीसरी पंक्ति में प्रश्न चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर आनेवाली उचित संख्या का चयन कीजिए।

पंक्ति1 : 6, 3, 5, 30
पंक्ति2 : 1, 4, 3, 4
पंक्ति3 : 9, 2, 4, ?
1. 18
2. 72
3. 36
4. 24
Q.14निम्न समीकरण को संतुलित करने के लिए चिह्नों के सही क्रम का चयन करें।

8 _ 4 _ 2 _ 6 _ 3 = 19
1. ×, ÷, – और +
2. +, ×, – और ÷
3. ×, ÷, + और –
4. ÷, +, – और ×
Q.15निम्न शब्दों को तार्किक और सार्थक क्रम में व्यवस्थित करें।

1. घुटना
2. उंगली
3. गर्दन
4. बाल
5. पैरों की उंगलियां
1. 4, 3, 1, 5, 2
2. 3, 4, 5, 1, 2
3. 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
4. 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
Q.16मोहन, अपने घर से पूर्व की ओर चलना शुरू करता है और अपनी दाईं ओर मुड़ने से पहले 90 मीटर चलता है। वह फिर 20 मीटर चलता है, फिर से दाईं ओर मुड़ता है और 30 मीटर चलता है। वहां से वह उत्तर की ओर मुड़ता है और अपनी यात्रा समाप्त करने के लिए 100 मीटर चलता है। अब इस स्थान से उसका घर किस दिशा में है?
1. दक्षिण-पूर्व
2. दक्षिण-पश्चिम
3. उत्तर-पूर्व
4. उत्तर-पश्चिम
Q.17रिक्त स्थान को भरने के लिए सही विकल्प का चयन करें और दी गई श्रेणी को पूर्ण करें।

TQR, SNQ, RKP, ______
1. QAQ
2. AUX
3. QHO
4. TPM
Q.18किसी निश्चित कूट भाषा में, 'CANDIDATE' को 'DNACIETAD' लिखा जाता है। उसी कूट भाषा में 'FERMENTED' को किस प्रकार लिखा जाएगा?
1. MFRFENETD
2. MREFEDETN
3. FREMEDTTN
4. RMEFENETD
Q.19उस विकल्प का चयन करें, जो तीसरे अक्षर-समूह से उसी तरह संबंधित है, जैसे दूसरा अक्षर-समूह, पहले अक्षर-समूह से संबंधित है।

GOJ : TUQ :: DEK : ?
1. JKW
2. WLP
3. WIP
4. KLW
Q.20यूरोपियन चैंपियनशिप गेम्स में छह देशों के झंडों को स्तंभों के शीर्ष पर निम्न प्रकार से लगाया गया था:

अर्जेंटीना का झंडा, पुर्तगाल के द्विरंगी झंडे के बाईं ओर और फ़्रांस के झंडे के दाईं ओर था।
इंग्लैंड का झंडा, पुर्तगाल के झंडे के दाईं ओर लेकिन जर्मनी के झंडे के बाईं ओर था, जो स्पेन के झंडे के बाईं ओर था।

कौन से दो झंडे बीच में थे?
1. अर्जेंटीना और पुर्तगाल
2. जर्मनी और इंग्लैंड
3. पुर्तगाल और इंग्लैंड
4. अर्जेंटीना और इंग्लैंड
Q.21कार्तिक और उसके माता-पिता की आयु का योगफल 122 वर्ष है। कार्तिक की आयु, उसकी माँ की आयु से आधी है। उसकी माँ उसके पिता से 7 वर्ष छोटी है। कार्तिक की वर्तमान आयु (वर्ष में) ज्ञात करें।
1. 20
2. 26
3. 15
4. 23
Q.22अक्षरों के उस संयोजन का चयन करें, जिन्हें दी गई अक्षर श्रृंखला में खाली जगहों पर क्रमिक रूप से रखने पर श्रृंखला पूर्ण हो जाएगी।

_t z _ a _ z s a t _ s
1. t z a s
2. z t s a
3. a s t z
4. s a z t
Q.23दिए गए विकल्पों में से उस संख्या का चयन करें, जो निम्न श्रृंखला में प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर आ सकती है।

19, 39, 77, 155, ?
1. 309
2. 311
3. 236
4. 288
Q.24निम्न श्रेणी में प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर कौन-सी संख्या होगी?

1, 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, ?, 29, 37
1. 23
2. 22
3. 19
4. 17
Q.25अन्विता की मोबाइल कंपनी, कॉल के प्रथम 5 मिनट हेतु ₹2 और प्रथम 5 मिनट के बाद 35 पैसे प्रति मिनट शुल्क लेती है। यदि अन्विता से, अपने दोस्त को कॉल करने के लिए, कुल ₹9 का शुल्क लिया गया, तो कॉल की अवधि (मिनट में) ज्ञात करें।
1. 20
2. 25
3. 15
4. 27
Q.26दिए गए विकल्पों में से, उस एक उचित विकल्प का चयन करें, जो निम्न श्रेणी में प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर होगा।

2, 8, 4, 16, 16, 32, ?, 64
1. 126
2. 256
3. 64
4. 184
Q.27अखिल, शीतल का भाई है। शीतल, रोहन की माँ है। महेश, रोहन का भाई है। महेश, अखिल से किस प्रकार संबंधित है?
1. पिता
2. भांजा
3. भाई
4. चचेरा भाई
Q.28किसी कक्षा में, 80% छात्र परीक्षा में उत्तीर्ण हुए। इन सफल अभ्यर्थियों में से 27% छात्र प्रथम श्रेणी में उत्तीर्ण हुए और 43% द्वितीय श्रेणी में उत्तीर्ण हुए। परीक्षा में कुल 90 छात्र अनुत्तीर्ण हुए। कक्षा के कितने छात्र तृतीय श्रेणी में उत्तीर्ण हुए?
1. 125
2. 110
3. 108
4. 120
Q.29चार अक्षर-समूह दिए गए हैं, जिनमें से तीन किसी प्रकार समान हैं, और एक भिन्न है। भिन्न अक्षर-समूह का चयन करें।

1. GABA
2. FEMA
3. LURO
4. ZOON
1. ZOON
2. LURO
3. FEMA
4. GABA
Q.30रिक्त स्थान को भरने के लिए सही विकल्प का चयन करें और दी गई श्रेणी को पूर्ण करें।

RRMR, STPV, TVSZ, ______, VZYH, WBBL
1. UYUC
2. VXUB
3. UXVD
4. VXVC
Q.31एक सुबह कॉलेज जाते समय, पलक चौराहे पर अपनी सहेली लीला से मिलती है। जब वे एक दूसरे का अभिवादन करती हैं, तब पलक देखती है कि लीला की परछाई, उसके (पलक के) ठीक दाईं ओर है। अपने कॉलेज जाने के लिए पलक किस दिशा में जा रही थी?
1. पूर्व
2. पश्चिम
3. दक्षिण
4. उत्तर
Q.32उस विकल्‍प का चयन करें, जो तीसरे अक्षर-समूह से ठीक उसी प्रकार संबंधित है, जिस प्रकार दूसरा अक्षर-समूह पहले अक्षर-समूह से संबंधित है।

LEMON : MDOMQ :: AXILE : ?
1. BWLJH
2. BVJKH
3. BWKJH
4. BVKJH
Q.33पांच मित्रों में, वसुधा को मोहन से अधिक लेकिन रोहन से कम अंक प्राप्त हुए, जीवन को दीप्ति से अधिक लेकिन मोहन से कम अंक प्राप्त हुए। उनमें से किसे सबसे अधिक अंक प्राप्त हुए?
1. मोहन
2. वसुधा
3. रोहन
4. दीप्ति
Q.34किसी निश्चित कोड भाषा में ‘se mi da’ का मतलब ‘I have friends’ होता है, ‘la ki se’ का मतलब ‘Friends are good’ होता है तथा ‘na de ki’ का मतलब ‘She is good’ होता है। इसी भाषा में ‘are’ के लिए क्या कोड होगा?
1. da
2. ki
3. se
4. la
Q.35यदि अंग्रेजी वर्णमाला श्रेणी के पहले आधे भाग को उल्टे क्रम में लिखा जाए और शेष आधी वर्णमालाओं को मूल क्रम में रखा जाए, तो निम्न में से कौन सा अक्षर दाईं छोर से दसवें अक्षर के बाईं ओर सातवां अक्षर होगा?
1. N
2. A
3. B
4. D
Q.36उस विकल्प का चयन करें, जो तीसरी संख्या से ठीक उसी प्रकार संबंधित है, जिस प्रकार दूसरी संख्या पहली संख्या से संबंधित है।

10 : 95 :: 12 : ?
1. 120
2. 138
3. 110
4. 146
Q.37चार शब्‍द दिए गए हैं, जिनमें से तीन किसी प्रकार समान हैं, और एक भिन्न है। भिन्न शब्द का चयन करें।

1. मेगाबाइट
2. पेटाबाइट
3. टेराबाइट
4. किलोबिट
1. मेगाबाइट
2. टेराबाइट
3. पेटाबाइट
4. किलोबिट
Q.38निम्न में से कौन-सी संख्या दी गई श्रेणी में प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर होगी?

14, 45, 138, ?, 1254
1. 417
2. 451
3. 170
4. 211
Q.39Two statements are given, followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
Some apples are bananas.
Some mangos are apples.

Conclusions:
(I) Some mangos are bananas.
(II) Some bananas are apples.
1. Either conclusion I or II follows
2. Only conclusion I follows
3. Only conclusion II follows
4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
Q.40उस सही विकल्प का चयन करें, जो दिए गए शब्दों को अंग्रेजी शब्दकोश के अनुसार, उनके सही क्रम में निरुपित करता है।

1. Undesirable
2. Underhand
3. Undergraduate
4. Understate
5. Undersign
1. 3, 5, 2, 1, 4
2. 1, 2, 4, 3, 5
3. 1, 3, 2, 5, 4
4. 3, 2, 5, 4, 1
Q.41निम्न समीकरण को संतुलित करने के लिए चिह्नों के सही क्रम का चयन करें।

20 _ 4 _ 6 _ 5 _ 35
1. +, ×, ÷ और =
2. ÷, ×, + और =
3. ÷, ×, – और =
4. ×, ÷, + और =
Q.42उस सही विकल्प का चयन करें, जो दिए गए शब्दों को अंग्रेजी शब्दकोश के अनुसार, उनके सही क्रम में निरुपित करता है।

1. Reciprocate
2. Reception
3. Recapitulate
4. Recipient
5. Receiver
1. 3, 1, 4, 5, 2
2. 3, 5, 2, 4, 1
3. 3, 5, 4, 1, 2
4. 3, 4, 5, 1, 2
Q.43किसी कक्षा में, शीना का अनुक्रमांक शीर्ष से आठवां और सुष्मित का अनुक्रमांक नीचे से ग्यारहवां है। यदि उनके बीच नौ छात्र हैं, तो कक्षा में छात्रों की कुल संख्या ज्ञात करें।
1. 24
2. 28
3. 26
4. 29
Q.44उस विकल्‍प का चयन करें, जो तीसरे अक्षर-समूह से ठीक उसी प्रकार संबंधित है, जिस प्रकार दूसरा अक्षर-समूह पहले अक्षर-समूह से संबंधित है।

BOOST : UTPPC :: LOFFER : ?
1. SPMMFG
2. SPMGGF
3. DGQPPO
4. DGHPPQ
Q.45दिए गए पैटर्न का ध्यानपूर्वक अध्ययन करें और उस संख्‍या का चयन करें, जो इसमें प्रश्‍नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्‍थान पर हो सकती है।


15 25 45

5 6 8

15 30 ?
1. 61
2. 60
3. 76
4. 72
Q.46Three statements are given, followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
Some cats are dogs.
Some dogs are rats.
All rats are tigers.

Conclusions:
I. Some tigers are cats.
II. Some tigers are dogs.
III. Some rats are dogs.
1. Only conclusion I follows
2. Only conclusions II and III follow
3. Only conclusions I and II follow
4. Only conclusions I and III follow
Q.47उस अक्षर संयोजन का चयन करें, जिसे दी गई श्रेणी के रिक्त स्थानों में क्रमबद्ध रूप से रखने पर श्रेणी पूर्ण होगी।

A _ _ BCD _ AB _ _ DAA _ _ CDA _ _ BCD
1. ABABCBBAB
2. ACBBABBAB
3. ABBBABCAB
4. BABABABCB
Q.48दिए गए विकल्पों में से उस संख्या का चयन करें, जो निम्न श्रृंखला में प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर आ सकती है।

9, 26, 79, 236, ?
1. 324
2. 652
3. 709
4. 408
Q.49यदि किसी कूट भाषा में, LIST को 48 और GUILT को 66 लिखा जाता है, तो उसी कूट भाषा में PROSE को किस प्रकार लिखा जाएगा?
1. 62
2. 59
3. 56
4. 65
Q.50दिए गए विकल्पों में से, उस उचित विकल्प का चयन करें, जो निम्न श्रेणी में प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न (?) के स्थान पर होगा।

83, 74, 66, 59, 53, ?, 44, 41
1. 42
2. 44
3. 50
4. 48
Q.1निम्न में से कौन-सा राष्ट्र/राजशाही, प्रथम विश्व युद्ध में 'केंद्रीय शक्तियों (Central Powers)' नामक गठबंधन का एक हिस्सा था?
1. रूस
2. ऑस्ट्रिया-हंगरी
3. फ्रांस
4. ब्रिटेन
Q.231 मई 2020 तक की स्थिति के अनुसार, भारत के मुख्य सूचना आयुक्त कौन थे?
1. बिमल जुल्का
2. नीरज कुमार गुप्ता
3. सुरेश चंद्र
4. दिव्य प्रकाश सिन्हा
Q.3मई 2020 में निम्न में से किसे भारतीय खाद्य सुरक्षा एवं मानक प्राधिकरण (FSSAI) का मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी नियुक्त किया गया था?
1. नरेंद्र बत्रा
2. सिद्धार्थ मुखर्जी
3. अरुण सिंघल
4. जीएसजी अय्यंकर
Q.4निम्न में से कौन एशिया का सबसे बड़ा तारामंडल है?
1. नेहरू तारामंडल, नई दिल्ली
2. नेहरू तारामंडल, मुंबई
3. बिड़ला तारामंडल, कोलकाता
4. बिड़ला तारामंडल, हैदराबाद
Q.5पानी के अंदर, ध्वनिक संकेतों का पता लगाने के लिए ______ का उपयोग किया जाता है।
1. पाइरोमीटर (pyrometer)
2. बोलोमीटर (bolometer)
3. हाइड्रोफ़ोन (hydrophone)
4. ऐमीटर (ammeter)
Q.6एंजाइम लिंक्ड इम्यूनो-सोरबेंट एसे (ELISA) नैदानिक परीक्षण निम्न में से किसके लिए किया जाता है?
1. पार्किन्सन रोग
2. ट्यूबरक्लोसिस
3. एक्वायर्ड इम्यूनो डेफिशियेंसी सिंड्रोम
4. प्रोस्टेट कैंसर
Q.7बामुनी पहाड़ियाँ निम्न में से किस राज्य में फैली हुई हैं?
1. असम
2. उत्तर प्रदेश
3. राजस्थान
4. मध्य प्रदेश
Q.8सुभाष चंद्र बोस द्वारा आज़ाद हिंद सरकार की स्थापना कब की गई थी?
1. 23 दिसंबर 1945
2. 12 अगस्त 1934
3. 21 अक्टूबर 1943
4. 16 जनवरी 1939
Q.9राष्ट्रपति के नाम पर जारी और निष्पादित किए गए आदेशों और अन्य दस्तावेजों को निम्न में से किसके द्वारा प्रमाणित किया जाना होता है?
1. प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा
2. उस प्रकार से जो कि राष्ट्रपति द्वारा बनाए गए नियमों में निर्दिष्ट किए गए अनुसार हों
3. राष्ट्रपति द्वारा
4. संबंधित मंत्री द्वारा
Q.10______ वह प्रक्रिया है, जिसके द्वारा चट्टान खंडित होकर पृथ्वी की सतह पर तलछट, कीचड़, मिट्टी और पदार्थ के रूप में परिवर्तित हो जाते हैं और जो पानी में घुल जाते हैं।
1. अपरदन (Erosion)
2. लोएस (Loess)
3. अपक्षयण (Weathering)
4. निक्षालन (Leaching)
Q.11आधुनिक भारतीय इतिहास के संदर्भ में, बॉम्बे प्लान (1944) की अभिव्यक्ति ______ पर प्रस्तावित थी।
1. पंचायती राज
2. आर्थिक विकास
3. सत्ता हस्तांतरण
4. प्रशासनिक पुनर्गठन
Q.12शुष्क बर्फ ______ का ठोस रूप है।
1. कार्बन डाइऑक्साइड
2. नाइट्रोजन
3. हाइड्रोजन
4. ऑक्सीजन
Q.13निम्न में से कौन 'फीयरः ट्रंप इन द व्हाइट हाउस (Fear: Trump in the White House)' नामक पुस्तक के लेखक हैं?
1. विल ईव्स
2. रिचर्ड पॉवर्स
3. क्लेयर एडम
4. बॉब वुडवर्ड
Q.14BCG, क्षय रोग (tuberculosis) के लिए लगाया जाने वाला टीका है। BCG का पूर्ण रूप क्या है?
1. बेसिलम कैल्सीवीरीडी-गुएरिन (Bacillum Caliciviridae-Guerin)
2. बैसिलस कैल्सीवीरीडी-गुएरिन (Bacille Calciviridae-Guerin)
3. बैसिलस कैलमेट-गुएरिन (Bacille Calmette-Guerin)
4. बैक्टीरियल कैलमेट-गुएरिन (Bacterial Calmette-Guerin)
Q.15वह खारे पानी की झील क्या कहलाती है, जो सैंडबार (sandbars) और स्पिट (spits) की मदद से समुद्र से अलग होती है?
1. लैगून
2. हिमनद
3. झील
4. ज्वारनदीमुख
Q.16उस्ताद अमजद अली खान निम्न में से कौन-सा संगीत वाद्ययंत्र बजाते हैं?
1. सितार
2. शहनाई
3. सरोद
4. तबला
Q.17निम्न में से कौन-सा उस समय होता है, जब मौजूदा खर्च, मानक संचालन के माध्यम से प्राप्त आय से अधिक हो जाता है?
1. बजट भिन्नता (Budget variance)
2. बजट अधिशेष (Budget surplus)
3. बजटीय स्लैक (Budgetary slack)
4. बजट घाटा (Budget deficit)
Q.18अनुच्छेद 213 के तहत घोषित अध्यादेश को ______ द्वारा वापस लिया जा सकता है।
1. राष्ट्रपति
2. राज्यपाल
3. विधान परिषद के सभापति
4. विधानसभा अध्यक्ष
Q.19आमेर के शासक सवाई जयसिंह को, ‘जंतर मंतर’ नामक पाँच खगोलीय वेधशालाओं का निर्माण करने के लिए जाना जाता है। निम्न में से किस शहर में इनमें से कोई भी वेधशाला नहीं है?
1. उज्जैन
2. मथुरा
3. वाराणसी
4. उदयपुर
Q.20निम्न व्यक्तित्वों में से किसे 'उड़नपरी' के नाम से भी जाना जाता है?
1. पी.यू. चित्रा
2. पी.टी. उषा
3. दुती चंद
4. कल्पना चावला
Q.21‘भाषाई सरलता के साथ एक प्रभावी कार्य, जिससे मानव अनुभव की परिधि और विशिष्टता का पता चला है' (for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience) के लिए 2019 में साहित्य का नोबेल पुरस्कार किसे मिला था?
1. डिडिएर क्वेलोज़
2. ओल्गा टोकरजुक
3. जेम्स पीबल्स
4. पीटर हैंडके
Q.22भारत में विद्युत उत्पादन में निम्न में से किस ईंधन का योगदान सर्वाधिक है?
1. प्राकृतिक गैस
2. कोयला
3. नाभिकीय ऊर्जा
4. डीज़ल
Q.23निम्न में से कौन-सी मिट्टी, काजू के पेड़ को उगाने के लिए उपयुक्त है?
1. काली मिट्टी
2. जंगली मिट्टी
3. बलुई दोमट मिट्टी
4. जलोढ़ मिट्टी
Q.24आम चुनाव 2019 तक की स्थिति के अनुसार, गोवा राज्य को कितनी लोकसभा सीटें आवंटित की गईं?
1. 12
2. 5
3. 7
4. 2
Q.25निम्न में से किस नदी को छोड़कर, बाकी सभी नदियां पश्चिमी घाट से निकलती हैं?
1. महानदी
2. कृष्णा
3. कावेरी
4. गोदावरी
Q.26निम्न में से किस भारतीय रक्षा या अर्धसैनिक बल ने मार्च 2020 में, एक विशेष 'शक्ति पुरस्कार' की स्थापना की है, जिसे प्रतिवर्ष महिलाओं के सशक्तीकरण के लिए काम करने वाले चुने हुए कर्मिक को दिया जाएगा?
1. भारतीय सेना
2. केंद्रीय औद्योगिक सुरक्षा बल (CISF)
3. केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF)
4. भारतीय तटरक्षक बल (ICG)
Q.27संविधान का निम्न में से कौन-सा अनुच्छेद, राज्य की लोक सेवाओं में न्यायपालिका को कार्यपालिका से पृथक रखने के लिए कदम उठाने हेतु राज्य को निर्देशित करता है?
1. अनुच्छेद 57
2. अनुच्छेद 50
3. अनुच्छेद 47
4. अनुच्छेद 37
Q.28निम्न में से किस शहर में विरासत-ए-खालसा नामक संग्रहालय स्थित है?
1. नांदेड़
2. पांवटा साहिब
3. आनंदपुर साहिब
4. अमृतसर
Q.29निम्न में से कौन-सा मोती का मुख्य घटक है?
1. मैग्नीशियम पेरोक्साइड
2. सोडियम बाइकार्बोनेट
3. कैल्शियम सल्फेट
4. कैल्शियम कार्बोनेट
Q.30निम्न में से कौन-सा राष्ट्र, द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध में 'ऐलाइड पॉवर्स (मित्रपक्ष शक्तियां)' नामक गठबंधन का भाग था?
1. जापान
2. सोवियत संघ
3. इटली
4. जर्मनी
Q.31मानव शरीर के निम्न में से किस अंग से संबंधित विषय को हेपेटोलॉजी कहा जाता है?
1. श्रोणि (Pelvis)
2. यकृत (Liver)
3. फेफड़े (Lungs)
4. मस्तिष्क (Brain)
Q.32निम्न में से किस वर्ष में, भारत में एक ‘हिंदू संगठन’, हिंदू महासभा की स्थापना एक संगठन के रूप में की गई थी?
1. 1935
2. 1957
3. 1940
4. 1915
Q.33निम्न में से किस भारतीय को ब्रिटिश राजतंत्र द्वारा नाइटहुड की उपाधि दी गई थी, लेकिन जलियांवाला नरसंहार के बाद उन्होंने इसे वापस कर दिया था?
1. सी. राजगोपालाचारी
2. रवींद्रनाथ टैगोर
3. चित्तरंजन दास
4. बिपिन चंद्र पाल
Q.341925 के काकोरी षड्यंत्र में शामिल होने के कारण निम्न में से किसे फांसी की सजा दी गई थी?
1. चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद
2. भगत सिंह
3. शिवराम हरि राजगुरु
4. अशफाकुल्ला खान
Q.35एशिया विकास बैंक ने दिसंबर 2020 में भारत के निम्न में से किस राज्य के लिए लोअर कोपिली हाइड्रोइलेक्ट्रिक पावर (LKHEP) संयंत्र का निर्माण करने हेतु $231 मिलियन के ऋण की मंजूरी दी है?
1. राजस्थान
2. असम
3. गुजरात
4. झारखंड
Q.36अगस्त 2020 तक की स्थिति के अनुसार, निम्न में से कौन भारतीय खेल प्राधिकरण के/की महानिदेशक हैं?
1. नीलम कपूर
2. संगीता रेड्डी
3. संदीप प्रधान
4. नरेंद्र बत्रा
Q.37गति और आहार ग्रहण करने के लिए अमीबा ______ या कूटपाद कहलाने वाले, अंगुलियों जैसे एक या अधिक प्रक्षेपों को धकेलता है।
1. अन्नधानी
2. पादाभ
3. संकोची रसधानी
4. आंतर रस
Q.38योगेश गौड़ को किस क्षेत्र में उनके योगदान के लिए जाना जाता है, जिनकी मई 2020 में मृत्यु हो गई?
1. नृत्य
2. विज्ञान
3. संगीत
4. ज्योतिष शास्त्र
Q.39पारसी समुदाय के नवरोज़ त्यौहार के अंतर्गत मेहर नामक एक देवता की पूजा की जाती है। यह देवता, निम्न में से किसका अधिष्‍ठातृ देवता माना जाता है?
1. चंद्रमा
2. सूर्य
3. ब्रह्‌मांड
4. पृथ्वी
Q.40वह ब्याज दर को क्या कहा जाता है, जिस पर किसी देश का केंद्रीय बैंक, घरेलू बैंकों को धन उधार देता है, जो अक्सर अल्पकालिक ऋण के रूप में होता है?
1. बैंक दर
2. रेपो दर
3. नकद दर
4. रिवर्स रेपो दर
Q.41निम्न खिलाड़ियों में से किसने, पुरुषों के लिए हॉकी इंडिया ध्रुव बत्रा प्लेयर ऑफ़ द ईयर अवार्ड 2019 जीता?
1. रुपिंदर पाल सिंह
2. मनप्रीत सिंह
3. पी.आर. श्रीजेश
4. कृष्ण बी. पाठक
Q.42निम्न में से किसने कल्पित कथा (fiction) 'नोड्डी एंड हिज कार (Noddy and His Car)' लिखी है?
1. एनिड ब्लायटन
2. जे.के. राउलिंग
3. रस्किन बॉन्ड
4. लियो टॉल्स्टॉय
Q.43अगस्त 2019 में, कपिल देव की अध्यक्षता वाली क्रिकेट सलाहकार समिति (CAC) द्वारा 2021 तक भारतीय पुरुष क्रिकेट टीम के मुख्य कोच के रूप में किसे पुन:नियुक्त किया गया है?
1. गैरी कर्स्टन
2. अनिल कुंबले
3. जॉन राइट
4. रवि शास्त्री
Q.44किस वर्ष सांची को यूनेस्को (UNESCO) विश्व धरोहर स्थल के रूप में घोषित किया गया था?
1. 1989
2. 1998
3. 1994
4. 2001
Q.45जनवरी 2020 में केरल सरकार द्वारा जीवी राजा पुरस्कार से सम्मानित पी.सी. तुलसी, निम्न में से किस खेल की एक पेशेवर खिलाड़ी हैं?
1. वॉलीबॉल
2. बास्केटबॉल
3. बैडमिंटन
4. टेबल टेनिस
Q.46मध्य-प्रशांत महासागर से गुजरने वाली यामोत्तर रेखा जो कि ______ डिग्री देशांतर का अनुसरण लगभग करती है, उसको अंतरराष्ट्रीय तिथि रेखा कहा जाता है।
1. 135
2. 180
3. 150
4. 165
Q.47निम्न में से कौन-सी बीमारी, मानव खुजली घुन (human itch mite) के कारण होती है?
1. रूबेला (Rubella)
2. स्कैबीज (Scabies)
3. हर्पीस (Herpes)
4. मीजल्स (Measles)
Q.48मई 2020 तक की स्थिति के अनुसार, कितने देश विश्व बैंक के सदस्य हैं?
1. 189
2. 256
3. 119
4. 231
Q.49निम्न में से कौन-सा अनुच्छेद संसद के दोनों सदनों के सत्र में न होने पर भारत के राष्ट्रपति को अध्यादेश जारी करने का अधिकार देता है?
1. 122
2. 123
3. 121
4. 124
Q.50निम्न में से कौन-सा हमारे सौर मंडल का बौना ग्रह नहीं है?
1. क्यूपिड
2. सेरेस
3. मेकमेक
4. हौमिया
Q.1There 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'.

Very little people seem to realise the value of savings.
1. Very much people
2. Very few people
3. Very many people
4. No substitution required
Q.2Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

Albus said to his friends, “Everyone is staring at us again.”
1. Albus was told by his friends that everyone is staring at them again.
2. Albus told his friends that everyone was staring at them again.
3. Albus informed his friends everyone was staring at us again.
4. His friends were told by Albus that everyone was staring at us again.
Q.3Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

My talk will be on improving the ______ skills of students in English.
1. substitution
2. college
3. school
4. communication
Q.4Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

It is quite hot today but it was ______ yesterday.
1. most hot
2. more hotter
3. hottest
4. hotter
Q.5Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Take a cue from someone
1. treat someone as very important
2. wait patiently to listen to someone
3. be strongly influenced by someone
4. take someone’s position in the queue
Q.6Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

INCORPORATE
1. exclude
2. absorb
3. assimilate
4. integrate
Q.7Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Chill out
1. Feel very cold
2. Become stiff
3. Relax completely
4. Eat spicy food
Q.8The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

A pack of wolves / were chasing / the deer / in the forest.
1. were chasing
2. A pack of wolves
3. the deer
4. in the forest
Q.9Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Thank you for your ______ to speak at the conference in March.
1. introduction
2. inclusion
3. invitation
4. conclusion
Q.10Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Raise an alarm
1. warn of a dangerous situation
2. create an alarming situation
3. be punctual and disciplined
4. set the alarm clock to wake one up
Q.11The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

The Konark temple / is dedicated / from the / Sun god.
1. from the
2. is dedicated
3. Sun god
4. The Konark temple
Q.12Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

Do we need high taxes on senior citizens’ savings?
1. Do senior citizens need high taxes on their savings?
2. Are high taxes needed on senior citizens’ savings?
3. Do we need senior citizens’ savings on high taxes?
4. Are senior citizens’ high taxes needed for savings?
Q.13Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.

Two stadiums in the city are set to reopened after a gap of 65 days.
1. to be reopens
2. for reopen
3. to reopen
4. No substitution
Q.14Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution required’.

The cyclone have worsen the situation in Mumbai.
1. have worsened
2. has worsened
3. has worsening
4. No substitution required
Q.15Given 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. Environmental engineers are always trying to find solutions to the problem of pollution.
B. They also have to deal with medical waste and radioactive leakages.
C. The pollution caused by chemicals, oil spills, hazardous and toxic waste is especially dangerous.
D. We can help them by avoiding such pollutants and by segregating waste for easy processing.
1. ABDC
2. ADBC
3. ACBD
4. ABCD
Q.16In the sentence identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

In today’s world new ways of teaching young children have to be adopting.
1. today’s world
2. new ways of
3. teaching young children
4. have to be adopting
Q.17Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

“Aren’t you afraid of travelling alone in a foreign country?” I asked Aditi.
1. I asked Aditi if you aren’t afraid of travelling alone in a foreign country.
2. I asked Aditi if she wasn’t afraid of travelling alone in a foreign country.
3. I asked Aditi whether you are afraid of travelling alone in a foreign country.
4. I asked Aditi whether she was afraid of travelling alone in a foreign country.
Q.18Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.

These girls have been living in this flat since five years.
1. in this flat
2. since five years
3. These girls
4. have been living
Q.19Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

INCREASE
1. expand
2. collect
3. diminish
4. widen
Q.20Given 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. It rained heavily last winter and the little stream near our house became a big river.
B. Luckily the water did not reach any of the houses in our village.
C. But the river carried away our beautiful wooden bridge.
D. It burst its bank and the fields all round were soon full of water.
1. ABCD
2. ADBC
3. ACBD
4. ABDC
Q.21Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Deficiency
1. Shortage
2. Surplus
3. Excess
4. Success
Q.22Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

David said, “Can someone please explain what is going on?”
1. David said can someone please explain what is going on.
2. David asked whether someone could explain what was going on.
3. David asked that if someone could explain what is going on.
4. David asked if someone can please explain what was going on.
Q.23Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

You have booked your seats in the next flight, have you?
1. haven’t you
2. No substitution
3. did you
4. isn’t it
Q.24Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

How much was paid by you for this watch?
1. How much have you paid for this watch?
2. How much did you pay for this watch?
3. How much are you paying for this watch?
4. How much were you paid for this watch?
Q.25Select 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 decided to buy a globe for your birthday.
1. No substitution
2. have deciding
3. am decide
4. have decided
Q.26In the sentence identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Suman told me that she didn’t know how to operates her net banking account.
1. told me
2. she didn’t know
3. how to
4. operates
Q.27Select the correct indirect narration of the given sentence.

My neighbour said to me, “I’m sorry but I will not be able to accompany you to the theatre as my mother is unwell.”
1. My neighbour apologises she will not be able to accompany me to the theatre as her mother is unwell.
2. My neighbour apologised that she was not being able to accompany me to the theatre as my mother was unwell.
3. My neighbour apologised to me saying that she would not be able to accompany me to the theatre as her mother was unwell.
4. My neighbour apologised to her saying that she would not be able to accompany me to the theatre as her mother was unwell.
Q.28There 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'.

Children should not be given food that contains additives, preservatives, or nothing with chemicals.
1. anything without chemicals
2. nothing chemical
3. anything with chemicals
4. No substitution required
Q.29Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

The captain said, “What are we doing on the pitch if we are not playing?”
1. The captain asked what they were doing on the pitch if they were not playing.
2. The captain asks what they are doing on the pitch if they are not playing.
3. The captain wanted to know what were they doing on the pitch if they are not playing.
4. The captain asked what are we doing on the pitch if we are not playing.
Q.30Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

Authorities have stepped up efforts to control the invasion of locusts in Rajasthan and Gujarat.
1. Efforts to control the invasion of locusts in Rajasthan and Gujarat have been stepped up by the authorities.
2. Efforts to control the invasion of locusts in Rajasthan and Gujarat are being stepped up by the authorities.
3. Efforts to control the invasion of locusts in Rajasthan and Gujarat were being stepped up by the authorities.
4. Efforts to control the invasion of locusts in Rajasthan and Gujarat were stepped up by the authorities.
Q.31Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

The barking of dogs woke up the residents of the slum.
1. The residents of the slum have woken up by the barking of dogs.
2. The residents of the slum had been woken up by the barking of dogs.
3. The residents of the slum are waking up by the barking of dogs.
4. The residents of the slum were woken up by the barking of dogs.
Q.32Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

ALLEVIATE
1. irritate
2. agitate
3. mitigate
4. aggravate
Q.33Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Haste
1. Rest
2. Delay
3. Hurry
4. Leisure
Q.34There 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'.

Few women over fifty exercise regularly because they were too busy with work or feel self-conscious.
1. they are not too busy
2. No substitution required
3. they are very busy
4. they were not very busy
Q.35Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Don’t leave the room ______ I am back.
1. since
2. until
3. while
4. when
Q.36Select the correct direct form of the given sentence.

I thanked the stranger and told him that it was very kind of him to have helped me in my need.
1. “Thank you very much,” I said to the stranger. “It was kind of him to have helped me in my need.”
2. “Thank him very much,” I said to the stranger. “How kind of him to have helped me in my need!”
3. “Thank you very much,” I said to the stranger. “It was kind of you to help him in his need.”
4. “Thank you very much,” I said to the stranger. “How kind of you to have helped me in my need!”
Q.37Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

DELEGATE
1. detain
2. nominate
3. create
4. possess
Q.38Select the correct active voice of the given sentence.

It seems that great progress has been made by many developing nations.
1. It seemed that great progress has been made by many developing nations.
2. It seemed that great progress has made many developing nations.
3. It seems that great progress has made many developing nations.
4. It seems that many developing nations have made great progress.
Q.39Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

My father promised to be bringing a new mobile phone for me.
1. No substitution
2. for bringing
3. to have brought
4. to bring
Q.40The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

She seemed / to be / in hurry / to leave.
1. to leave
2. to be
3. She seemed
4. in hurry
Q.41Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Foreign
1. Strange
2. Native
3. Distant
4. Alien
Q.42Given 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. Basking in the sun for some time regularly is recommended for improving one’s physical condition.
B. One should, however, exercise caution while exposing oneself to the sun.
C. To be more specific, it builds up resistance to infections and tones up the whole system.
D. This is because too much exposure to the sun may prove harmful to health.
1. ACDB
2. ABCD
3. ACBD
4. ADBC
Q.43Select the option that expresses the given sentence in direct speech.

The women exclaimed that the kids were making too much noise.
1. The woman said, “The kids were making too much noise.”
2. The woman said, “How much noise are the kids making!”
3. The woman said, “What noise are the kids making? ”
4. The woman said, “How the kids are making too much noise!”
Q.44Select the option that arranges the given sentences in the correct sequence. The first sentence is in the correct position.

A. An ancient sage was teaching his disciples the art of archery.
B. The first disciple was then asked to describe what he saw.
C. He asked his disciples to aim at the eye of the bird.
D. He put a wooden bird as the target on the branch of a tree.
1. ADBC
2. ADCB
3. ACBD
4. ABCD
Q.45Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Hold one’s tongue
1. To say a tongue-twister
2. To be shocked
3. To talk continuously
4. To keep quiet
Q.46Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Bury the hatchet
1. continue a fight
2. make peace
3. start a conflict
4. have enmity
Q.47Select the correct direct narration of the given sentence.

The government admits that the number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise.
1. “The number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise,” the government admits.
2. “The number of Covid-19 cases has been rising,” the government said.
3. “The number of Covid-19 cases will be on the rise,” the government says.
4. “The number of Covid-19 cases was on the rise,” the government admits.
Q.48In the given sentence, identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

A community is a group of people who shares a common culture.
1. common culture
2. a group of people
3. who shares a
4. A community is
Q.49Given 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. Residents in Ryde, Isle of Wight have been living with a stench from rotting seaweed, which smells like raw sewage.
B. Diggers have been brought in to scoop about 300 tonnes of the washed-up seaweed off the beach.
C. The warm weather has made the odour from the seaweed so pungent it is making people feel sick.
D. It will be taken to agricultural fields on the west of the island and used as fertilizer.
1. ADBC
2. ABCD
3. ACBD
4. ABDC
Q.50Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.

A deer is likely to attack by lions or tigers throughout its life.
1. No substitution
2. subject to attack
3. will be attacked
4. going to attack
Q.51Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.

The fifty thousand mark has been crossed by Sensex in the last few days.
1. The last few days have crossed the fifty thousand mark in Sensex.
2. Sensex has crossed the fifty thousand mark in the last few days.
3. The fifty thousand mark has crossed Sensex in the last few days.
4. Sensex has been crossed in the last few days by the fifty thousand mark.
Q.52Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

SHRINK
1. resume
2. apply
3. supply
4. expand
Q.53Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

Anurag said to me, “I am going to the store to buy milk and vegetables.”
1. Anurag told me that he is going to the store to buy milk and vegetables.
2. Anurag told me that he was going to the store to buy milk and vegetables.
3. Anurag told me that I am going to the store to buy milk and vegetables.
4. Anurag asked me if I was going to the store to buy milk and vegetables.
Q.54Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

As the sun was setting, the clouds were looking beautiful with myriad ______ colours.
1. differently
2. difference
3. different
4. differential
Q.55Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.

I will come to yours house in the evening to play chess.
1. to yours house
2. in the evening
3. to play chess
4. I will come
Q.56Select the correct passive voice of the given sentence.

Rabya is learning new ways of treating obesity.
1. New ways of treating obesity have been learnt by Rabya.
2. New ways of treating obesity were learnt by Rabya.
3. New ways of treated for obesity are being learnt by Rabya
4. New ways of treating obesity are being learnt by Rabya.
Q.57Select the correct indirect narration of the given sentence.

The interviewer asked the female author, “What is your greatest fear?”
1. The interviewer asked the female author what her greatest fear was.
2. The female author told the interviewer what her greatest fear was.
3. The interviewer asked the female author what is her greatest fear.
4. The interviewer told the female author what her greatest fear was.
Q.58Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

Dalal Street houses the headquarters of Bombay Stock Exchange.
1. Dalal Street is housed the headquarters of Bombay Stock Exchange.
2. The headquarters of Bombay Stock Exchange is housed by Dalal Street.
3. The headquarters of Bombay Stock Exchange is being housed on Dalal Street.
4. The headquarters of Bombay Stock Exchange are housed on Dalal Street.
Q.59In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains a grammatical error.

While the night we felt afraid as the resort was very dark and secluded.
1. was very dark
2. and secluded
3. While the night
4. we felt afraid
Q.60Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

ASTONISH
1. create
2. simplify
3. surprise
4. cheat
Q.61In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains a grammatical error.

I expect each students present here to listen carefully to the instructions I’m giving.
1. each students
2. to listen carefully
3. I’m giving
4. I expect
Q.62Select 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’.

Footballers run from one corner of the field to other.
1. No improvement required
2. to another
3. through others
4. on the other
Q.63Select the correct passive voice of the given sentence.

Did anyone inform you about the changed schedule?
1. Were you being informed by anyone about the changed schedule?
2. Are you informed by anyone about the changed schedule?
3. Were you informed by anyone about the changed schedule?
4. Have you been informed by anyone about the changed schedule?
Q.64Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Obstinate
1. Flexible
2. Willful
3. Firm
4. Loyal
Q.65Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

We shall be blamed by everyone.
1. Everyone shall be blaming us.
2. Everyone shall have blamed us.
3. Everyone can blame us.
4. Everyone shall blame us.
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.66Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 1.
1. after
2. when
3. although
4. unless
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.67Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 2.
1. become
2. became
3. are becoming
4. have become
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.68Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 3.
1. is
2. was
3. are
4. were
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.69Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 4.
1. staying
2. leaving
3. remaining
4. lingering
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.70Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5.
1. suiting
2. suitable
3. suitably
4. suited
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.71Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 6.
1. create
2. launch
3. set up
4. start
..
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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.72Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 7.
1. denser
2. densest
3. most dense
4. much dense
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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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.73Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 8.
1. across
2. against
3. about
4. around
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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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.74Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 9.
1. flowers
2. crops
3. grains
4. seeds
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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.

The locust is an insect that belongs to the family of grasshoppers. These insects are essentially harmless (1)______ they meet certain circumstances under which they (2)______ more abundant and change their behaviour. India, Pakistan and Iran (3)______ currently thinking over the locust plague threat (4)______ over their economies. When these locusts meet (5)______ environmental conditions, they become gregarious and (6)______ breeding abundantly. With their population becoming (7)______, they form swarms and keep moving (8)______ areas damaging the crops. These swarms attacking (9)______ and thereby devastating the entire agricultural economy is (10)______ is commonly referred to as locust plague.
Q.75Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 10.
1. whose
2. what
3. whom
4. who
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.76Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.
1. effecting
2. leading
3. conducting
4. affecting
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.77Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.
1. nature
2. cities
3. creation
4. civilisation
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.78Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.
1. around
2. further
3. back
4. into
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.79Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.
1. swimming
2. living
3. crawling
4. walking
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.80Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.
1. flows
2. streams
3. seas
4. oceans
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.81Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 6.
1. concept
2. opinion
3. view
4. rule
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.82Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 7.
1. procedures
2. activities
3. processes
4. episodes
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.83Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 8.
1. nowhere
2. anywhere
3. somewhere
4. however
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.84Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 9.
1. river
2. steps
3. earth
4. water
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In the given passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

People are tired of staying indoors in artificial lights in view of the pandemic and (1)______ a sedentary lifestyle. They are yearning to reconnect with (2)______ and ‘rewilding’ is becoming a key trend in 2021. ‘Rewilding’ is about going (3)______ to our ‘caveman/woman’ life by soaking in the sun, (4)______ barefoot on sand and grass, drinking water from natural (5)______, and bathing in rivers. The (6)______ of ‘outdoor living’ is all about spending time in nature, irrespective of the weather, through simple (7)______ that are free of cost, like walking, camping, or fishing with loved ones. ‘Earthing’ is a therapeutic activity, which can be performed (8)______. All you need to do is to take off your shoes and place your bare feet and hands directly on the (9)______, whether it is in a park or at the beach. Another trend is the Japanese way to beat stress – ‘forest-bathing’. You can ‘forest-bathe’ wherever there is an (10)______ of trees, including a nearby park.
Q.85Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 10.
1. breaking
2. abundance
3. shortage
4. scarcity
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

If you pay close attention to soap advertisements, you may hear of its pH value being claimed perfect for human skin. But is there really such a thing? Let’s start at the beginning. pH (potential Hydrogen) is defined as the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. pH value ranges between 0 and 14. 7 is the neutral point, 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. More importantly, your skin isn’t exactly pH 5.5; it falls in a range between 4.0 and 7.0, depending on diverse factors like the body part, age, genetics, ethnicity, and environment conditions.
So, are products formulated at pH 5.5 perfect for skin? The short answer: not really! First, parameters like texture and other ingredients indicate a cleanser’s quality, much better than pH alone. Second, though the skin pH rises slightly immediately after cleaning even with plain water, it reverts to its mild acidic pH in an hour. Healthy skin quickly rebalances the ‘acid mantle’ – a protective layer over the skin – and is unaffected in the long term by the cleanser’s pH. Skin modulates pH, making skin products function optimally. So, why market pH 5.5 products as “perfect”? Well, for certain skin types (e.g., oily skin) and certain skin conditions (like acne), an increase in pH can aggravate these skin situations. This might lead to an interpretation that a skin care product needs to be at a 5.5 pH for optimum cleansing.
Hence, skincare experts have expressed reservations about pH being the sole criterion of product safety and ‘acid mantle’ preservation when factors including plain water may contribute to the same. Thus, an ideal product is almost impossible to define. So, look well beyond pH alone.
Q.86Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
1. Human skin adjusts the pH so that a cleansing agent functions optimally.
2. There is no perfect pH for the human skin.
3. The best way to judge the safety of a skin care product is by its pH.
4. An increase in pH can aggravate certain skin conditions.
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

If you pay close attention to soap advertisements, you may hear of its pH value being claimed perfect for human skin. But is there really such a thing? Let’s start at the beginning. pH (potential Hydrogen) is defined as the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. pH value ranges between 0 and 14. 7 is the neutral point, 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. More importantly, your skin isn’t exactly pH 5.5; it falls in a range between 4.0 and 7.0, depending on diverse factors like the body part, age, genetics, ethnicity, and environment conditions.
So, are products formulated at pH 5.5 perfect for skin? The short answer: not really! First, parameters like texture and other ingredients indicate a cleanser’s quality, much better than pH alone. Second, though the skin pH rises slightly immediately after cleaning even with plain water, it reverts to its mild acidic pH in an hour. Healthy skin quickly rebalances the ‘acid mantle’ – a protective layer over the skin – and is unaffected in the long term by the cleanser’s pH. Skin modulates pH, making skin products function optimally. So, why market pH 5.5 products as “perfect”? Well, for certain skin types (e.g., oily skin) and certain skin conditions (like acne), an increase in pH can aggravate these skin situations. This might lead to an interpretation that a skin care product needs to be at a 5.5 pH for optimum cleansing.
Hence, skincare experts have expressed reservations about pH being the sole criterion of product safety and ‘acid mantle’ preservation when factors including plain water may contribute to the same. Thus, an ideal product is almost impossible to define. So, look well beyond pH alone.
Q.87According to the passage, the ‘acid mantle’ refers to:
1. a layer over the skin that keeps the skin pH at 5.5
2. an acidic skin product with the right pH
3. an acidic cleansing agent with a pH of 5.5
4. a layer over the skin that is balanced by healthy skin in terms of its pH
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

If you pay close attention to soap advertisements, you may hear of its pH value being claimed perfect for human skin. But is there really such a thing? Let’s start at the beginning. pH (potential Hydrogen) is defined as the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. pH value ranges between 0 and 14. 7 is the neutral point, 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. More importantly, your skin isn’t exactly pH 5.5; it falls in a range between 4.0 and 7.0, depending on diverse factors like the body part, age, genetics, ethnicity, and environment conditions.
So, are products formulated at pH 5.5 perfect for skin? The short answer: not really! First, parameters like texture and other ingredients indicate a cleanser’s quality, much better than pH alone. Second, though the skin pH rises slightly immediately after cleaning even with plain water, it reverts to its mild acidic pH in an hour. Healthy skin quickly rebalances the ‘acid mantle’ – a protective layer over the skin – and is unaffected in the long term by the cleanser’s pH. Skin modulates pH, making skin products function optimally. So, why market pH 5.5 products as “perfect”? Well, for certain skin types (e.g., oily skin) and certain skin conditions (like acne), an increase in pH can aggravate these skin situations. This might lead to an interpretation that a skin care product needs to be at a 5.5 pH for optimum cleansing.
Hence, skincare experts have expressed reservations about pH being the sole criterion of product safety and ‘acid mantle’ preservation when factors including plain water may contribute to the same. Thus, an ideal product is almost impossible to define. So, look well beyond pH alone.
Q.88“Let’s start at the beginning.” By this, the author means that:
1. we should look at the characteristics of a good soap
2. we should start discussing soap advertisements
3. we should start with the basic facts before going into the issue
4. we should first answer the question “Is there such a thing?”
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

If you pay close attention to soap advertisements, you may hear of its pH value being claimed perfect for human skin. But is there really such a thing? Let’s start at the beginning. pH (potential Hydrogen) is defined as the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. pH value ranges between 0 and 14. 7 is the neutral point, 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. More importantly, your skin isn’t exactly pH 5.5; it falls in a range between 4.0 and 7.0, depending on diverse factors like the body part, age, genetics, ethnicity, and environment conditions.
So, are products formulated at pH 5.5 perfect for skin? The short answer: not really! First, parameters like texture and other ingredients indicate a cleanser’s quality, much better than pH alone. Second, though the skin pH rises slightly immediately after cleaning even with plain water, it reverts to its mild acidic pH in an hour. Healthy skin quickly rebalances the ‘acid mantle’ – a protective layer over the skin – and is unaffected in the long term by the cleanser’s pH. Skin modulates pH, making skin products function optimally. So, why market pH 5.5 products as “perfect”? Well, for certain skin types (e.g., oily skin) and certain skin conditions (like acne), an increase in pH can aggravate these skin situations. This might lead to an interpretation that a skin care product needs to be at a 5.5 pH for optimum cleansing.
Hence, skincare experts have expressed reservations about pH being the sole criterion of product safety and ‘acid mantle’ preservation when factors including plain water may contribute to the same. Thus, an ideal product is almost impossible to define. So, look well beyond pH alone.
Q.89According to the passage, the pH value of human skin is generally:
1. between 4 and 7
2. between 7 and 14
3. 5.5
4. between 0 and 7
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Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

If you pay close attention to soap advertisements, you may hear of its pH value being claimed perfect for human skin. But is there really such a thing? Let’s start at the beginning. pH (potential Hydrogen) is defined as the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. pH value ranges between 0 and 14. 7 is the neutral point, 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. More importantly, your skin isn’t exactly pH 5.5; it falls in a range between 4.0 and 7.0, depending on diverse factors like the body part, age, genetics, ethnicity, and environment conditions.
So, are products formulated at pH 5.5 perfect for skin? The short answer: not really! First, parameters like texture and other ingredients indicate a cleanser’s quality, much better than pH alone. Second, though the skin pH rises slightly immediately after cleaning even with plain water, it reverts to its mild acidic pH in an hour. Healthy skin quickly rebalances the ‘acid mantle’ – a protective layer over the skin – and is unaffected in the long term by the cleanser’s pH. Skin modulates pH, making skin products function optimally. So, why market pH 5.5 products as “perfect”? Well, for certain skin types (e.g., oily skin) and certain skin conditions (like acne), an increase in pH can aggravate these skin situations. This might lead to an interpretation that a skin care product needs to be at a 5.5 pH for optimum cleansing.
Hence, skincare experts have expressed reservations about pH being the sole criterion of product safety and ‘acid mantle’ preservation when factors including plain water may contribute to the same. Thus, an ideal product is almost impossible to define. So, look well beyond pH alone.
Q.90“Is there really such a thing?” By “such a thing” the author is referring to:
1. the perfect pH value for human skin
2. close attention paid to advertisements
3. soap advertisements
4. the perfect soap for all skin types
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Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Anna Pávlovna’s drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Prince Vasíli’s daughter, the beautiful Hélène, wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor. The youthful little Princess Bolkónskaya, known as the most fascinating woman in Petersburg was also there. Vasíli’s son, Hippolyte, Mortemart and many others had also come.
To each new arrival Anna Pávlovna said, “You have not yet seen my aunt,” or “You do not know my aunt?” and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pávlovna mentioned each one’s name and then left them.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pávlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own.

And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
Q.91When the guests arrived, Anna:
1. took each one to meet her aunt
2. met them unwillingly
3. took some of them to meet her aunt
4. excitedly took them to meet the Prince
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Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Anna Pávlovna’s drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Prince Vasíli’s daughter, the beautiful Hélène, wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor. The youthful little Princess Bolkónskaya, known as the most fascinating woman in Petersburg was also there. Vasíli’s son, Hippolyte, Mortemart and many others had also come.
To each new arrival Anna Pávlovna said, “You have not yet seen my aunt,” or “You do not know my aunt?” and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pávlovna mentioned each one’s name and then left them.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pávlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own.

And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
Q.92Match words from the passage with their meanings

Word Meaning

1. solemn a. captivating

2. fascinating b. annoying

3. vexatious c. grave
1. 1-b, 2-c, 2-a
2. 1-c, 2-a, 3-b
3. 1-c, 2-b, 3-a
4. 1-a, 2-c, 3-b
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Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Anna Pávlovna’s drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Prince Vasíli’s daughter, the beautiful Hélène, wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor. The youthful little Princess Bolkónskaya, known as the most fascinating woman in Petersburg was also there. Vasíli’s son, Hippolyte, Mortemart and many others had also come.
To each new arrival Anna Pávlovna said, “You have not yet seen my aunt,” or “You do not know my aunt?” and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pávlovna mentioned each one’s name and then left them.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pávlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own.

And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
Q.93The guests in Anna’s drawing room were:
1. only men and women belonging to high society
2. from varied social backgrounds and age groups
3. all elderly men and women from high society
4. only very good looking women
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Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Anna Pávlovna’s drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Prince Vasíli’s daughter, the beautiful Hélène, wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor. The youthful little Princess Bolkónskaya, known as the most fascinating woman in Petersburg was also there. Vasíli’s son, Hippolyte, Mortemart and many others had also come.
To each new arrival Anna Pávlovna said, “You have not yet seen my aunt,” or “You do not know my aunt?” and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pávlovna mentioned each one’s name and then left them.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pávlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own.

And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
Q.94The guests seemed:
1. very delighted to meet Anna’s aunt
2. interested in talking about their health
3. very glad to be introduced to Anna
4. least interested in Anna’s aunt
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Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Anna Pávlovna’s drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Prince Vasíli’s daughter, the beautiful Hélène, wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor. The youthful little Princess Bolkónskaya, known as the most fascinating woman in Petersburg was also there. Vasíli’s son, Hippolyte, Mortemart and many others had also come.
To each new arrival Anna Pávlovna said, “You have not yet seen my aunt,” or “You do not know my aunt?” and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pávlovna mentioned each one’s name and then left them.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pávlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own.

And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
Q.95“The guests left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty”. The duty is described as vexatious because:
1. it was quite pleasing to the guests
2. the guests were happy to have completed the assigned duty
3. the guests were not happy when they finally left the aunt
4. it was a duty they found quite annoying
..
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The strain, Tropical Race 4 (TR4), was first identified in Taiwan, and has jumped from Asia to the Middle East and Africa, reaching as far as Latin America. Scientists are describing it as the equivalent of Covid-19 in bananas. As the coronavirus disease outbreak rages on, ‘fusarium wilt TR4’, a novel fungus strain that has devastated plantations across the globe this year, is setting up new hotspots and threatening output in India, the world’s largest producer of bananas. It cripples plantations by first attacking the leaves, which turn yellow from their trailing edges before wilting away. There is no effective remedy yet.
“One could say it is the Covid-19 of the plant world. Hotspots have been found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which we are trying to contain,” said S. Uma, the director of National Research Centre for Bananas (NRCB), Trichy.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, TR4 is one of the ‘the most destructive of all plant diseases’. As with Covid-19, there is no treatment yet. So, scientists recommend biosecurity measures including ‘plant quarantine’ to slow its spread. The spreading disease has jeopardised the $26 billion global banana trade.
A healthy snack, banana is the world’s most globally exported fruit, according to the FAO. That’s a reason for worry as the disease is breaching borders through imports.

India produces 27 million tonnes of bananas annually and grows about 100 varieties. TR4 has infected the most commonly sold variety, the one you mostly likely have for breakfast: Grand Nain a curvy yellow fruit.
Inability to contain TR4 could jolt farm incomes and push up banana prices. One medium banana (126 gms) provides about 110 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring), 3 grams fibre and 450 mg potassium and trace quantities of vitamin C and B6, according to the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition.
Most of India’s bananas are consumed domestically. Equador, the largest exporter, is currently the epicentre and scientists haven’t been able to ascertain how TR4 entered India.
Fusarium wilt is not new. It entirely wiped out Gros Michel, the dominant export variety of bananas in 1950s. It was in response to this that a new resistant variety, Grand Nain, came up. That has now fallen to TR4. The challenge is to now identify or develop new resistant varieties. That’s the only way to manage it, according to Uma, until an effective agent is found.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is advocating a set of measures, known as ‘biopriming’. It has asked farmers whose plantations have been affected to abandon them. They must grow rice for a year or two before returning to banana. “That way the chain is broken,” said R Selvarajan, a scientist with the NRCB.
Q.96The calorific value of a medium size banana is 110 and it is richest in:
1. potassium
2. protein
3. carbohydrate
4. fibre
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The strain, Tropical Race 4 (TR4), was first identified in Taiwan, and has jumped from Asia to the Middle East and Africa, reaching as far as Latin America. Scientists are describing it as the equivalent of Covid-19 in bananas. As the coronavirus disease outbreak rages on, ‘fusarium wilt TR4’, a novel fungus strain that has devastated plantations across the globe this year, is setting up new hotspots and threatening output in India, the world’s largest producer of bananas. It cripples plantations by first attacking the leaves, which turn yellow from their trailing edges before wilting away. There is no effective remedy yet.
“One could say it is the Covid-19 of the plant world. Hotspots have been found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which we are trying to contain,” said S. Uma, the director of National Research Centre for Bananas (NRCB), Trichy.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, TR4 is one of the ‘the most destructive of all plant diseases’. As with Covid-19, there is no treatment yet. So, scientists recommend biosecurity measures including ‘plant quarantine’ to slow its spread. The spreading disease has jeopardised the $26 billion global banana trade.
A healthy snack, banana is the world’s most globally exported fruit, according to the FAO. That’s a reason for worry as the disease is breaching borders through imports.

India produces 27 million tonnes of bananas annually and grows about 100 varieties. TR4 has infected the most commonly sold variety, the one you mostly likely have for breakfast: Grand Nain a curvy yellow fruit.
Inability to contain TR4 could jolt farm incomes and push up banana prices. One medium banana (126 gms) provides about 110 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring), 3 grams fibre and 450 mg potassium and trace quantities of vitamin C and B6, according to the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition.
Most of India’s bananas are consumed domestically. Equador, the largest exporter, is currently the epicentre and scientists haven’t been able to ascertain how TR4 entered India.
Fusarium wilt is not new. It entirely wiped out Gros Michel, the dominant export variety of bananas in 1950s. It was in response to this that a new resistant variety, Grand Nain, came up. That has now fallen to TR4. The challenge is to now identify or develop new resistant varieties. That’s the only way to manage it, according to Uma, until an effective agent is found.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is advocating a set of measures, known as ‘biopriming’. It has asked farmers whose plantations have been affected to abandon them. They must grow rice for a year or two before returning to banana. “That way the chain is broken,” said R Selvarajan, a scientist with the NRCB.
Q.97The main theme of the passage is:
1. the outbreak of a Covid-19 like disease in bananas
2. the measures for containing the banana disease
3. the impact of disease on banana plantations
4. the nutritious value of bananas
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The strain, Tropical Race 4 (TR4), was first identified in Taiwan, and has jumped from Asia to the Middle East and Africa, reaching as far as Latin America. Scientists are describing it as the equivalent of Covid-19 in bananas. As the coronavirus disease outbreak rages on, ‘fusarium wilt TR4’, a novel fungus strain that has devastated plantations across the globe this year, is setting up new hotspots and threatening output in India, the world’s largest producer of bananas. It cripples plantations by first attacking the leaves, which turn yellow from their trailing edges before wilting away. There is no effective remedy yet.
“One could say it is the Covid-19 of the plant world. Hotspots have been found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which we are trying to contain,” said S. Uma, the director of National Research Centre for Bananas (NRCB), Trichy.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, TR4 is one of the ‘the most destructive of all plant diseases’. As with Covid-19, there is no treatment yet. So, scientists recommend biosecurity measures including ‘plant quarantine’ to slow its spread. The spreading disease has jeopardised the $26 billion global banana trade.
A healthy snack, banana is the world’s most globally exported fruit, according to the FAO. That’s a reason for worry as the disease is breaching borders through imports.

India produces 27 million tonnes of bananas annually and grows about 100 varieties. TR4 has infected the most commonly sold variety, the one you mostly likely have for breakfast: Grand Nain a curvy yellow fruit.
Inability to contain TR4 could jolt farm incomes and push up banana prices. One medium banana (126 gms) provides about 110 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring), 3 grams fibre and 450 mg potassium and trace quantities of vitamin C and B6, according to the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition.
Most of India’s bananas are consumed domestically. Equador, the largest exporter, is currently the epicentre and scientists haven’t been able to ascertain how TR4 entered India.
Fusarium wilt is not new. It entirely wiped out Gros Michel, the dominant export variety of bananas in 1950s. It was in response to this that a new resistant variety, Grand Nain, came up. That has now fallen to TR4. The challenge is to now identify or develop new resistant varieties. That’s the only way to manage it, according to Uma, until an effective agent is found.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is advocating a set of measures, known as ‘biopriming’. It has asked farmers whose plantations have been affected to abandon them. They must grow rice for a year or two before returning to banana. “That way the chain is broken,” said R Selvarajan, a scientist with the NRCB.
Q.98After reading this passage it can be said that it is:
1. a news report
2. an epilogue
3. a narrative
4. a technical report
..
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The strain, Tropical Race 4 (TR4), was first identified in Taiwan, and has jumped from Asia to the Middle East and Africa, reaching as far as Latin America. Scientists are describing it as the equivalent of Covid-19 in bananas. As the coronavirus disease outbreak rages on, ‘fusarium wilt TR4’, a novel fungus strain that has devastated plantations across the globe this year, is setting up new hotspots and threatening output in India, the world’s largest producer of bananas. It cripples plantations by first attacking the leaves, which turn yellow from their trailing edges before wilting away. There is no effective remedy yet.
“One could say it is the Covid-19 of the plant world. Hotspots have been found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which we are trying to contain,” said S. Uma, the director of National Research Centre for Bananas (NRCB), Trichy.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, TR4 is one of the ‘the most destructive of all plant diseases’. As with Covid-19, there is no treatment yet. So, scientists recommend biosecurity measures including ‘plant quarantine’ to slow its spread. The spreading disease has jeopardised the $26 billion global banana trade.
A healthy snack, banana is the world’s most globally exported fruit, according to the FAO. That’s a reason for worry as the disease is breaching borders through imports.

India produces 27 million tonnes of bananas annually and grows about 100 varieties. TR4 has infected the most commonly sold variety, the one you mostly likely have for breakfast: Grand Nain a curvy yellow fruit.
Inability to contain TR4 could jolt farm incomes and push up banana prices. One medium banana (126 gms) provides about 110 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring), 3 grams fibre and 450 mg potassium and trace quantities of vitamin C and B6, according to the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition.
Most of India’s bananas are consumed domestically. Equador, the largest exporter, is currently the epicentre and scientists haven’t been able to ascertain how TR4 entered India.
Fusarium wilt is not new. It entirely wiped out Gros Michel, the dominant export variety of bananas in 1950s. It was in response to this that a new resistant variety, Grand Nain, came up. That has now fallen to TR4. The challenge is to now identify or develop new resistant varieties. That’s the only way to manage it, according to Uma, until an effective agent is found.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is advocating a set of measures, known as ‘biopriming’. It has asked farmers whose plantations have been affected to abandon them. They must grow rice for a year or two before returning to banana. “That way the chain is broken,” said R Selvarajan, a scientist with the NRCB.
Q.99Which place is the current epicentre of TR4?
1. Taiwan
2. Middle East
3. Equador
4. India
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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The strain, Tropical Race 4 (TR4), was first identified in Taiwan, and has jumped from Asia to the Middle East and Africa, reaching as far as Latin America. Scientists are describing it as the equivalent of Covid-19 in bananas. As the coronavirus disease outbreak rages on, ‘fusarium wilt TR4’, a novel fungus strain that has devastated plantations across the globe this year, is setting up new hotspots and threatening output in India, the world’s largest producer of bananas. It cripples plantations by first attacking the leaves, which turn yellow from their trailing edges before wilting away. There is no effective remedy yet.
“One could say it is the Covid-19 of the plant world. Hotspots have been found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which we are trying to contain,” said S. Uma, the director of National Research Centre for Bananas (NRCB), Trichy.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, TR4 is one of the ‘the most destructive of all plant diseases’. As with Covid-19, there is no treatment yet. So, scientists recommend biosecurity measures including ‘plant quarantine’ to slow its spread. The spreading disease has jeopardised the $26 billion global banana trade.
A healthy snack, banana is the world’s most globally exported fruit, according to the FAO. That’s a reason for worry as the disease is breaching borders through imports.

India produces 27 million tonnes of bananas annually and grows about 100 varieties. TR4 has infected the most commonly sold variety, the one you mostly likely have for breakfast: Grand Nain a curvy yellow fruit.
Inability to contain TR4 could jolt farm incomes and push up banana prices. One medium banana (126 gms) provides about 110 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring), 3 grams fibre and 450 mg potassium and trace quantities of vitamin C and B6, according to the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition.
Most of India’s bananas are consumed domestically. Equador, the largest exporter, is currently the epicentre and scientists haven’t been able to ascertain how TR4 entered India.
Fusarium wilt is not new. It entirely wiped out Gros Michel, the dominant export variety of bananas in 1950s. It was in response to this that a new resistant variety, Grand Nain, came up. That has now fallen to TR4. The challenge is to now identify or develop new resistant varieties. That’s the only way to manage it, according to Uma, until an effective agent is found.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is advocating a set of measures, known as ‘biopriming’. It has asked farmers whose plantations have been affected to abandon them. They must grow rice for a year or two before returning to banana. “That way the chain is broken,” said R Selvarajan, a scientist with the NRCB.
Q.100‘Biopriming’, a measure suggested by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, requires:
1. identifying hotspots and quarantining them
2. trimming the diseased banana plants
3. abandoning banana plantation and growing rice for a year
4. quarantining banana plants
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