Friday, 17 March 2017


Directions(1-15): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Five alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the five.

Q1. After a __________ review it was found that many financial institutions don’t have proper __________ in place and could unwillingly be financing illegal activities.   (a) routine….checks 
(b) periodic….space  
(c) schedule….standard 
(d) custom…timing 
(e) quick…people

Q2. The main reason youth unemployment has __________ in this region is the depth of the recession in these countries and the chances of improvement are __________ unless governments kick-start their economies. 
(a) fallen….negligible 
(b) risen….visible 
(c) grown….create 
(d) soared….remote 
(e) stopped….mere

Q3. In the country as a whole more than half the population __________ regular electricity as connections to the national grid are __________ and generators are expensive. 
(a) deficient….dependable 
(b) want….running 
(c) lack….unenviable 
(d) short….faded 
(e) indulge….presumed

Q4. It is __________ that 400 Indian passengers will want to fly in or out of the country by the 2050 and unless the airport facility is improved it will be __________ to handle this traffic. 
(a) though….easier 
(b) assume….worrisome 
(c) estimated….difficult 
(d) typical….perfect 
(e) new….abstract

Q5. Reform is set to gain __________ as much of the spadework for a vibrant economy such as __________ laws on taxes and banking are underway.  
(a) steam….specializing 
(b) advantage….fix 
(c) pace….amending 
(d) tame….modify 
(e) speed…old

Q6. A plethora of cultural talent __________ the spectators busy at a talent hunt programme where students from various colleges get together to __________ their mettle in various contests.  
(a) tried….show 
(b) kept….prove 
(c) caught…puzzled 
(d) held….learn 
(e) took….initiate

Q7. They work hard not because of the __________, but because of their inner urge.  (a) desire 
(b) drive 
(c) energy 
(d) incentive 
(e) role

Q8. His __________ background his made him so docile. 
(a) famous 
(b) lucrative 
(c) rich 
(d) humble 
(e) reluctant

Q9. It is __________ for everyone to abide by the laws of the land.
(a) expected 
(b) obligatory 
(c) meant 
(d) optional 
(e) administrative

Q10. __________ he is a hard worker, his quality of work is not of desirable level. 
(a) Despite 
(b) Because 
(c) Although 
(d) Somehow 
(e) Thereafter

Q11. In spite of repeated instructions, he __________ the same mistakes. 
(a) commits 
(b) detects 
(c) corrects 
(d) imitates 
(e) initiating

Q12. The students __________ not reach on time __________ of the transport strike. 
(b) could….because 
(c) may….account 
(d) will….despite 
(e) should….at

Q13. They were __________ to vacate that house as __________  as possible. 
(a) asked….soon 
(b) ordered….easy 
(c) shown….early 
(d) told….later 
(e) request….old

Q14. The teacher __________ the concept by __________ practical examples. 
(a) showed….telling 
(b) gave….speaking 
(c) found….looking 
(d) explained….quoting 
(e) showed….use

Q15. The manager told us __________ Ramesh was very anxious __________ the meeting. 
(a) about….in 
(b) that….before 
(c) like….during 
(d) the….for 
(e) about…on


S1. Ans.(a) 
Sol. ‘routine’ and ‘checks fills the blanks appropriately.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. soared- increase rapidly above the usual level.
remote- situated far from the main centres of population

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Unenviable means difficult. ‘Lack’ and ‘unenviable’ fills the blanks appropriately.

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘estimated’ and ‘difficult’ are correct answers for the given blanks.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Pace means develop (something) at a particular rate or speed.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘kept the spectators’ means to attract the attention of spectators. Prove their mettle is the correct phrase in this context which means to prove how tough one is.

S7. Ans.(d) 
Sol. Desire, drive, energy does not fit the context as they refer to the inner urge itself. Incentive is correct answer in this context.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. docile- ready to accept control or instruction, obedient
Humble- of modest pretensions or dimensions.

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Obligatory means required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘Although’ fills the blank correctly in order to frame the sentence with appropriate meaning.

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. Commit means perpetrate or carry out.

S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘could’ and ‘because’ fills in the blanks appropriately.

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘as soon as possible’ is the appropriate phrase to make the context correct and meaningful. 

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘explained’ and ‘quoting’ fills in the blanks appropriately.

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘that’ and ‘before’ fills in the blanks appropriately.