Saturday, 22 April 2017


Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1). a) Even when Hiren Sagar was a class 10 student / b) in Mumbai, he learnt at first hand / c)the intricacies of investing / d) in fixed deposits issued by companies. / e) No error

2). a) Corporate FDs typically offers a higher / b) interest rate than banks do / c) because they come with / d) higher investment risk. / e) No error

3). a) Thousands of investors, who have / b) put down lakhs of rupees, are now paying / c) a high price for neglecting / d) the first principle of investing — Wisdom. / e) No error

4). a) In a major breakthrough that paves the way / b) for the rollout of the GST from April 1, 2017, / c) the Centre and states have agreed to set up / d) an annual turnover limit for exemption from GST at Rs.20 lakh. / e) No error

5). a) The Supreme Court and the High Courts have / b) pronounced several judgements in the past / c) that were not in the / d) purview of the judiciary. / e) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. For each blank five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" were (6) to be "unalienable rights" in the US Declaration of Independence over two centuries ago, but the last has been rather (7) in most parts of the world. Indeed, only Bhutan has famously (8) it to be a matter of national importance years ago. And in India, only Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh governments appear to take happiness seriously. Whether a ministry of happiness - as (9) by MP — is the right catalyst to infuse good cheer may be debatable but the need for a deeper study of this coveted state of being is manifest. Especially since India (10) in the bottom half of the UN's 2012 World Happiness Report, unhappily behind even China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

a)   delivered
b)   assigned
c)   recalled
d)   declared
e)   persuaded
a)   facing
b)   elusive
c)   inviting
d)   transitory
e)   encountering
a)   deemed
b)   suspected
c)   set
d)   esteemed
e)   concealed
a)   submitted
b)   granted
c)   reduced
d)   objected
e)   mooted
a)   improved
b)   strengthened
c)   languished
d)   desired
e)   failed

Answer Key:
1).b   2).a   3).e   4).c    5).c    6).d    7).b    8).a    9).e    10).c

Directions (Q. 1-5):
1). B) Replace ‘learnt’ with ‘had learnt’
2). A) Replace ‘offers’ with ‘offer’
3). E)
4). C) Delete ‘up’
5). C) Replace ‘in’ with ‘within’