Friday, 10 March 2017


Directions (1-15): In each of the following sentences, there is a blank space, followed by some choices of words given in options. You have to determine which of these words fits well in all, or the maximum number of sentences. If none of these words fits well, mark your answer as none of these.

Q1. (i) The Constitution (Sixty-first Amendment) Act, 1989 has __________ the voting age from 21 years to 18 years for the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assembly elections.
(ii) In the present cola-war, the consumer has gained on account of the __________ rates of aerated water.
(iii) On account of our power-cut during the summer months this year, our average daily production of paper has __________ by almost ten percent.
(iv) The mill has __________ the overhead expenses.
(a) reduced
(b) induced
(c) compelled
(d) forced
(e) None of these

Q2. (i) The Chief Minister is the leader of the party that commands a __________ in the House.
(ii) Every major problem in the organisation should be decided on the __________ opinion of all the senior management staff.
(iii) As neither party has won the __________, a coalition government is the only alternative.
(iv) A __________ of the employees are in favour of this move.
(a) respect
(b) support
(c) majority
(d) consensus
(e) None of these

Q3. (i) To __________ proclamation of emergency by the President, the phrase ‘armed rebellion’, in the Article 39 of the Constitution, has been replaced by ‘internal disturbances’.
(ii) This secondary roller is to __________ movement of wet paper on the dryer rollers.
(iii) It will __________ quick settlement of the problem if our Chairman also participates in the first meeting.
(iv) This could __________ production activities to our satisfaction.
(a) enhance
(b) increase
(c) facilitate 
(d) good
(e) None of these

Q4. (i) The Bill __________ reduction in electoral expenses.
(ii) The plan __________ ten percent growth in production.
(iii) The budget for the current year __________ more or less double turn-over than that of last year.
(iv) The company __________ a good production due to better prospects of sugarcane production.
(a) envisages
(b) seeks
(c) rated
(d) increased
(e) None of these

Q5. (i) Computers are __________ to modern infrastructure.
(ii) This is a __________ law of universe.
(iii) The __________ revolution in human values that has occurred in the recent times.
(iv) The new Harry Potter book has underwent __________ changes.
(a) tremendous
(b) important
(c) major
(d) fundamental
(e) None of these

Q6. (i) I was __________ she had seen it.
(ii) Ramesh was very __________ of his beliefs.
(iii) Wood dust is a __________ sign of termites.
(iv) The thought that he had been killed was __________ enough.
(a) correct
(b) keen
(c) dramatic
(d) sure
(e) None of these

Q7. (i) The water will __________ the doorstep.
(ii) This car can __________ a speed of 140 km/h.
(iii) He was beyond the __________ of their fire.
(iv) Our advertisements __________ millions.
(a) spill
(b) over
(c) arrive
(d) spoil
(e) None of these

Q8. (i) I cannot __________ the dogma of this church.
(ii) Please __________ my present.
(iii) People did not __________ atonal music at that time.
(iv) I shall have to __________ these unpleasant working conditions.
(a) forget
(b) accept
(c) repeat
(d) buy
(e) None of these

Q9. (i) Can you __________ me with a rental car.
(ii) This hotel can __________ 250 guests.
(iii) The scientists had to __________ the new results with the existing theories.
(iv) We are ready to __________ more students only for one more week.
(a) lend
(b) accept
(c) entertain
(d) accommodate
(e) None of these

Q10. (i) It differs in that __________.
(ii) She lost all __________ for him.
(iii) He went to the law school out of __________ for his father’s wishes.
(iv) I __________ his judgement.
(a) respect
(b) reward
(c) account
(d) concern
(e) None of these

Q11. (i) Himalaya is the __________ of the Ganges.
(ii) The reporter had a valid __________ for the story.
(iii) He spent hours looking for the __________ of that question.
(iv) The strategy is to __________ supplies from smaller companies.
(a) look
(b) mother
(c) start
(d) source
(e) None of these

Q12. (i) Black people were often __________ by country clubs.
(ii) I __________ the idea of starting a war.
(iii) The journal __________ the students paper.
(iv) His body __________ the liver of the donor.
(a) allowed
(b) accepted
(c) rejected
(d) suited
(e) None of these

Q13. (i) __________ the elevator door.
(ii) The story will __________ you.
(iii) __________ the ball before it lands on the ground.
(iv) She was about to __________ the child’s hand and run out of the room.
(a) load
(b) hold
(c) take
(d) bind
(e) None of these

Q14. (i) He has an __________ in ethnic music.
(ii) They said nothing of great __________.
(iii) Primary colours can add __________ to a room.
(iv) How much __________ did you pay for the new loan.
(a) interface
(b) influence
(c) income
(d) interest
(e) None of these

Q15. (i) __________ me the box from the other room.
(ii) __________ water to the boiling point.
(iii) Can I __________ my cousin to the dinner?
(iv) This will __________ an end to the whole episode.
(a) achieve
(b) give
(c) bring
(d) pick
(e) None of these

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘Reduced’ is the correct answer for all the blanks of this question.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Majority - the greater number.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Facilitate - make (an action or process) easy or easier.

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘Rated’ is the appropriate answer for all the blanks of this question.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Fundamental-forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘sure’ is the correct answer.

S7. Ans.(e)
Sol. ‘None of these’ is the correct answer as no option has a word which may suit all the given blanks.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘accept’ is the appropriate answer for all the blanks of this question.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. accommodate - provide lodging or sufficient space for; fit in with the wishes or needs of; adapt to.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘respect’ is the correct answer.

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. source- a place, person, or thing from which something originates or can be obtained; person who provides information.

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol. rejected - dismiss as inadequate, unacceptable, or faulty; refuse to agree to (a request).

S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Hold’ is the appropriate answer for all the blanks of this question.

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘Interest’ is the appropriate answer for all the blanks of this question.

S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘bring’ is the correct answer for all the blanks of this question.