1 . Four sentences are given below a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/ passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the sequence.
(a) The list of horrors goes on.
(c) And one in every five is malnourished.
(d) Nobody has been able to figure out a way to reduce the speed that is at the root of India's over-population problems: a baby born every second.
(b) Foods with a high content of absorbable micronutrients are considered the best means for preventing micronutrient deficiencies.
A.  a
B.  c
C.  d
D.  b
E.  None of the above
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2 . Four sentences are given below a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/ passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the sequence.
(a) The list of horrors goes on.
(c) And one in every five is malnourished.
(d) Nobody has been able to figure out a way to reduce the speed that is at the root of India's over-population problems: a baby born every second.
(b) Foods with a high content of absorbable micronutrients are considered the best means for preventing micronutrient deficiencies.
A.  a
B.  c
C.  d
D.  b
E.  None of the above
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3 .
(b) In fact, it suites the purpose of the politicians, they can drag the people into submission by appealing to them in the name of religion.
(a) In order to inculcate, the unquestioning belief, they condemn the other states which do not follow their religion.
(d) The emergence of the theocratic states, where all types of crimes are committed in the name of religion of the Middle Ages is dangerous.
(c) Monarchy thus entails not only a politicaladministrative organization but also a 'court society'.
A.  b
B.  a
C.  d
D.  c
E.  None of these
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4 .
(d) It was something I knew that it would give me a chance to be my own boss.
(b) Today I have 800 on my staff, office and members.
(c) Although if you work for an ad agency in the 1960s, evidently it isn't there either.
(a) I was sick of working for others.
A.  d
B.  b
C.  c
D.  a
E.  None of the above
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5 .
(d) Fire ripped through another pipeline in southern Nigeria, killing at least 40 people.
(b) Fuel is supplied not only to homes, but also to a variety of businesses and commercial establishments without any difficulty.
(a) The explosion was the third in two weeks.
(c) Police were deployed to stop villagers from stealing fuel from other pipelines.
A.  d
B.  b
C.  a
D.  c
E.  None of these
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6 .
(d) You would be very surprised indeed to find it hot.
(b) Cold, of course.
(c) Rivers are the most obvious and significant feature of the landscape.
(a) When you go bathing in a river or a pond, do you expect the water to be hot or cold?
A.  d
B.  b
C.  c
D.  a
E.  None of the above
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7 .
(b) In a number of cases, the drivers have refused to carry passengers according to the meter reading despite it being in working condition.
(a) Refusal to carry commuters to their respective destinations is another common complaint which has been lodged with the call centres.
(d) The most shocking is the complaints about misbehaviour by the rickshaw drivers with the passengers.
(c) It's hard to reconcile the image of the paan-chewing driver greeting you with 'Good morning'.
A.  b
B.  a
C.  d
D.  c
E.  None of the above
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8 .
(b) Finish specialists recommended a chewing gum containing xylitol - a natural sweetener present in birch, maple, corn and straw - to be used several times a day by young children.
(c) Chewing gum is a new solution that 'may work for parents whose children suffer from chronic ear infections.
(a) Sugared gums can with heavy use cause tooth decay, gum disease and cavities.
(d) After Finish studies showed that xylitol is effective in preventing cavities, a team of researchers decided to investigate its effects on a very similar type of bacteria which causes ear infections.
A.  b
B.  c
C.  a
D.  d
E.  None of these
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9 .
(d) The CEO's leadership role also entails being ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions.
(a) The chief executive had done an excellent job in welding a group of motley and successful companies into one profitable company.
(b) It is not surprising that company had been sitting on a cash hoard of about $24 billion year after year without any attempt to use it for growth or development.
(c) The chief executive of the General Electric Company in England once told me that he was very happy when there were no problems in any of his many divisions.
A.  d
B.  a
C.  b
D.  c
E.  None of the above
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10 .
(d) Businesses often feel that since they have a lot of market muscle and in such a dominant position, maintenance will be enough.
(b) IBM fell behind on the concept of 'connectivity' and has suffered as a result.
(a) In recent years, however, even mighty IBM found that market domination was not enough if you fall behind on concept.
(c) IBM has been well known through most of its recent history as one of the world's largest computer companies.
A.  d
B.  b
C.  a
D.  c
E.  None of these
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11 .
(b) In the past, the customised tailoring units were localised to the township or city and catered exclusively to domestic demand.
(a) Traditionally, Indians preferred custom-made clothing and the concept of ready-to-wear is a relatively recent one.
(d) This is contrary to the popular notion that Indian men do not spend as much as women on clothing.
(c) The customised tailoring outfits have always been a major source of clothing for domestic market.
A.  b
B.  a
C.  d
D.  c
E.  None of the above
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12 .
(a) Michael Hofman, a poet and translator, accepts this sorry fact without approval.
(c) He acknowledges too - in fact, he returns to the point often - the best translators of poetry always fail at some level.
(b) Poetry typically follows some type of pattern while prose does not follow any formal patterns of verse.
(d) In terms of the gap between worth and rewards, translators come somewhere near nurses and street cleaners.
A.  a
B.  c
C.  b
D.  d
E.  None of these
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13 .
(b) Reservation should not exceed 50% for the civil services for want of balance and efficiency.
(a) A common form of caste discrimination in India has been the practice of untouchability.
(c) The number of aspirants to the civil services in India is very large and they come from various socio-economic backgrounds.
(d) These aspirants come from both reserved and unreserved category.
A.  b
B.  a
C.  c
D.  d
E.  None of the above
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14 .
(d) Almost a century ago, when the father of the modern automobile industry, Henry Ford, sold the first Model T car, he decided that only the best would do for his customers.
(a) In October 2012, Toyota announced a recall of 7.43 million vehicles worldwide to fix malfunctioning power window switches, the largest recall since that of Ford Motor Company in 1996.
(b) And for over 90 years, this philosophy has endured in the Ford Motor company.
(c) Thus a vehicle is ready for the customers only, if it passes the Ford 'Zero Defect Programme'.
A.  d
B.  a
C.  b
D.  c
E.  None of these
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15 .
(a) Because, if the manager's subordinates are inefficient and ineffective and are not helped to increase their efficiency and effectiveness, the task may not be achieved.
(b) This must be just as true as the responsibility for achieving his prescribed tasks.
(c) Dealing with employees who don't respect you or your authority can eventually make your job unbearable.
(d) It is often and that one of the prime responsibilities of a manager is the training and development of his staff.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  None of the above
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16 .
(b) Over the last decade, Australia and India have set up Test cricket's most absorbing rivalry.
(d) Every champion needs a counterpoint; legacies, defined referentially, draw from the dynamic between world-beater and contender.
(c) It was tough but India outperformed most of the teams in all three departments of the game in the last two years.
(a) India, thanks to its natural style of calm aggressive cricket, its distinctive ability to play at the level of the opposition, and the confluence of some of the finest cricketers in the contemporary game, fulfilled this role of contender.
A.  b
B.  d
C.  c
D.  a
E.  None of these
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17 .
(c) Early in August, as his jeep wound its way through the piles of burning tyres that angry protestors had used to barricade the road from Srinagar airport into the city, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, turned to a journalist sitting next to him with a smile on his face.
(b) 'So,' he said, 'Are you here to write another article about how I don't know how to run a government?'
(a) More likely than not, Dr. Abdullah's leadership - or that of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, his son Omar Abdullah - will soon be put to the test.
(d) The three time chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir asserted that only dialogue can bring peace in the valley.
A.  c
B.  b
C.  a
D.  d
E.  None of the above
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18 .
(a) A nation has gone against its historical record.
(d) The single undeniable aspect of Obama's legacy is that he demonstrated that a black man can become president of the United States.
(b) Risen above its worst prejudices in one, emotional incandescent moment.
(c) Well, at least partly, and for a while Americans have voted in larger numbers than they have in decades, perhaps ever.
A.  a
B.  d
C.  b
D.  c
E.  None of these
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19 .
(d) This is the time of the year when people go out and shop for their winter wear.
(b) But it seems economic recession has hit the fashion industry as well.
(a) We haven't seen exclusive fashion shows from big designers this winter.
(c) Winters for the past two years have been among the warmest, during December to March, in north India that heavily impacted sales of winter clothing by almost 30%.
A.  d
B.  b
C.  a
D.  c
E.  None of the above
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20 .
(b) After all, a story told on the large screen inevitably differs from that told on the small screen.
(c) This critical difference has an impact on viewership in terms of age, income and occupation.
(a) In this, the age of multimedia, we have to train ourselves to understand that as a rule, the medium is the message.
(d) In any play you've got to know what's going on around you so you can hear your cue to give a line or move in the scene.
A.  b
B.  c
C.  a
D.  d
E.  None of these
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21 .
(d) The size of the carbon footprint of nations in the developing world has again come in for serious international discussion.
(c) The failed mission of Copenhagen is the immediate cause of the resumption of this debate.
(b) While the main triggers of the debate are economic, social and cultural factors also have a major role to play.
(a) There are both natural and human sources of carbon dioxide emissions.
A.  d
B.  c
C.  b
D.  a
E.  None of the above
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