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1 . Read each of the following sentences to find out whether there is any 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 (5).
If I would have realized (1)/ what a clumsy person you were (2)/ I would not have come (3)/ with you to this place. (4)/ No error (5).
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2 . Read each of the following sentences to find out whether there is any 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 (5).
While going to the office yesterday (1)/ he not only found a gold watch (2)/ but also a thousand rupee note (3)/ and was extremely delighted. (4)/ No error (5)
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3 . Read each of the following sentences to find out whether there is any 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 (5).
If I were in your position (1)/ I would have respected (2)/ the wishes my parents (3)/ and made them happy (4)/ No error (5).
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4 . Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A) The purpose of this review is to offload public investments from certain low priority areas.

B) The government has decided in principle to throw open to the private sector industries reserved for the public sector.

C) Only those industries are proposed to be reserved for the public sector which fall in the high priority areas.

D) In addition, the government is also engaged in a review of the existing portfolio of public investment.

E) This will enable the government to abolish the monopoly of any sector in the field of manufacture except these priority sectors.
Which of the following should come second in the paragraph?
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B
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5 . Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A) The purpose of this review is to offload public investments from certain low priority areas.

B) The government has decided in principle to throw open to the private sector industries reserved for the public sector.

C) Only those industries are proposed to be reserved for the public sector which fall in the high priority areas.

D) In addition, the government is also engaged in a review of the existing portfolio of public investment.

E) This will enable the government to abolish the monopoly of any sector in the field of manufacture except these priority sectors.
Which sentence should come last in the paragraph?
A
B
C
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E
6 . Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A) The purpose of this review is to offload public investments from certain low priority areas.

B) The government has decided in principle to throw open to the private sector industries reserved for the public sector.

C) Only those industries are proposed to be reserved for the public sector which fall in the high priority areas.

D) In addition, the government is also engaged in a review of the existing portfolio of public investment.

E) This will enable the government to abolish the monopoly of any sector in the field of manufacture except these priority sectors.
Which sentence should come fourth in the paragraph?
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B
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E
7 . Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A) The purpose of this review is to offload public investments from certain low priority areas.

B) The government has decided in principle to throw open to the private sector industries reserved for the public sector.

C) Only those industries are proposed to be reserved for the public sector which fall in the high priority areas.

D) In addition, the government is also engaged in a review of the existing portfolio of public investment.

E) This will enable the government to abolish the monopoly of any sector in the field of manufacture except these priority sectors.
Which sentence should come first in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
8 . Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A) The purpose of this review is to offload public investments from certain low priority areas.

B) The government has decided in principle to throw open to the private sector industries reserved for the public sector.

C) Only those industries are proposed to be reserved for the public sector which fall in the high priority areas.

D) In addition, the government is also engaged in a review of the existing portfolio of public investment.

E) This will enable the government to abolish the monopoly of any sector in the field of manufacture except these priority sectors.
Which sentence should come third in the paragraph?
A
B
C
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E
9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
Which of the following is/are true in the context of the passage?

(A) All motivation is not directed towards a valuable goal for the future.

(B) We must not waste time in preparing adequately for a project.

(C) Motivational speakers permanently motivate others with their lectures
Only A and B
Only B and C
Only A
Only A and C
All A, B and C
10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
What does the author mean when he says 'strong jaw lines, tailored suits and empowering white smiles'?
Very impressive reality
Having a taste for designer clothing
Very ambitious
Authoritative and aggressive
Submissive in nature