April 22, 2017


Directions (1-15): Select the correct phrase from among the choices that completes the given sentence. Please note that more than one choice may fit in to make a syntactically correct sentence, but select the choice that is logical in the context of the sentence.

Q1. When something works well for us, we often __________.

(a) keep it to ourselves

(b) try to make it impossible

(c) sound that we are Godly

(d) want to share it with others

(e) try to make it difficult.


Q2. When science goes berserk, society loses its moorings, sanity begins to play truant and __________.

(a) result in neglect of basic human values

(b) moral decline sets in

(c) further plays havoc with nature

(d) the significant elements take shape

(e) positive results begin to show

Q3. Talks and negotiations to resolve the dispute have taken place from time to time, but any attempt __________.

(a) to forge an agreement was based on a report by the fact finding committee

(b) to reject the agreement was not formulated

(c) at reaching a solution has proved abortive

(d) to acquire dark shades has been inconsequential

(e) to solve the problem requires further investigation
Q4. Action is the glorious principle of life and the only one that saves man from __________.

(a) the use of faculties, physical or mental

(b) stagnation and unhappiness

(c) the sorrow of fellow-beings

(d) the prerequisites of happiness

(e) the use of his intellectual capacity

Q5. Some of the banned substances for which Indian sports persons have been tested positive are so highly priced that __________.

(a) no ordinary sportsperson would be able to buy them on his own

(b) any ordinary sportsperson would have bought them on his own

(c) many sportspersons were made the guinea pigs

(d) the coaches encouraged their students to take them in the hope of a Dronacharya Award

(e) sportsperson and the coaches unhesitatingly use them in search of glory

Q6. If the IT revolution is expected to generate incomes at a very high rate, __________.

(a) the progress should be steady, though slow

(b) the willingness to do so will influence it

(c) the demand should increase considerably

(d) expensive and arduous IT education packages must be introduced

(e) the initial investment requirements would be substantial

Q7. __________ is one way of ensuring that the public knows you are there.

(a) Advocating for the blissfulness of ignorance

(b) Stirring up controversies and making news

(c) Flooding the people with too much of inaccurate information

(d) Taking maximum benefit from a deal

(e) giving up you wealth

Q8. Through poetry, __________ can be drawn towards the imperishable beauties of the universe, with no cost and consternation.

(a) the attention of the lethargic and the inert

(b) the entire gamut of human passions and pathos

(c) all types of real or imaginative literature

(d) the latent talent of writing

(e) that section of society which thinks in a negative way

Q9. When trying times come, __________ from those who have struggled and subdued the defiant destiny.

(a) one should learn a lesson

(b) one should take an example

(c) one should get the inspiration

(d) one should persevere and plod

(e) one should be grateful

Q10. The greater our knowledge increases, the more __________.

(a) affluence we acquire

(b) our wisdom grows

(c) opportunities we seek

(d) we became aware of our ignorance

(e) crafty we become.

Q11. The death of the eminent leader __________ to all the citizens of the country.

(a) stands out in the memories

(b) caused enormous sadness and grief

(c) who put the country’s interests first

(d) made the people admire his popularity

(e) made the people recall his sacrifice

Q12. The tendency to avoid problems and the emotional suffering inherent in them is the __________.

(a) outstanding agony in life

(b) major reason for calamity

(c) only solution left with humanity

(d) primary basis of failures in life

(e) best way of leading a life

Q13. __________ comes from our inability to own up the mess created by ourselves.

(a) Double talk

(b) Exasperation

(c) Bafflement

(d) Vacillation

(e) Failure

Q14. The benefits of the technology will be limited by the fact that any technology used in a business will give returns __________.

(a) only when applied to an inefficient organisation

(b) only when applied to an efficient organisation

(c) when connected to humanity

(d) only when it is laborious and intricate

(e) when pursued selflessly

Q15. One of the serious consequences of unethical politics is the __________ in our leaders and the system.

(a) convergence of the people

(b) dominating power of the people

(c) flagging faith of the people

(d) maintenance of the stability

(e) elevation of expectations


S1. Ans.(d)

Sol.’ want to share it with others’. Option D is the most appropriate and Logical answer.

S2. Ans.(b)

Sol. ‘moral decline sets in’. the last part is the effect of the ‘cause’ explained in the first part of the sentence.

S3. Ans.(c)

Sol. at reaching a solution has proved abortive.

S4. Ans.(b)

Sol. stagnation and unhappiness. Actions can save ourselves from being outdated and they can avoid our sadness.

S5. Ans.(a)

Sol. no ordinary sportsperson would be able to buy them on his own. This option aptly completes the idea.

S6. Ans.(e)

Sol. the initial investment requirements would be substantial

S7. Ans.(b)

Sol. Stirring up controversies and making news. To be in the news and public imagination , being controversial is one way.

S8. Ans.(a)

Sol. the attention of the lethargic and the inert. Poetry can energize anyone, this is the idea that is expressed.

S9. Ans.(c)

Sol. one should get the inspiration. It is about the getting inspiration from the life of all those who have faced bad times.

S10. Ans.(d)

Sol. we became aware of our ignorance. Knowledge makes us aware of our ignorance.

S11. Ans.(b)

Sol. caused enormous sadness and grief. Death of a person leaves others sad and shattered.

S12. Ans.(e)

Sol. best way of leading a life. To lead a good life, one should learn how to avoid problems and emotional sufferings.

S13. Ans.(a)

Sol. Double talk- those who are not careful and responsible for their actions and thoughts are the ones who do ‘double talk’.

S14. Ans.(b)

Sol. only when applied to an efficient organization.

S15. Ans.(c)

Sol. flagging faith of the people. Unethical politics make people lose faith in the leaders.