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1 . Read the following passage carefully andanswer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Using infant mortality as a key indicator of the status of children, we now begin to have the broad features of a hypothesis as to the causes of higher or lower mortality rates One aspect is the $complex$ of factors involving the access of mothers to trained personnel and other facilities for child delivery, the nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mother and the quality of health care and nourishment which babies receive. The other aspect, indicated by ruralurban differentials is the possible importance of human settlement patterns in relation to the availability of health care and related facilities such as potable water, excreta disposal systems, etc. Thus in a special sense it is much cheaper to make health and other basic services available to a community when it is densely settled rather than widely dispersed.
It is possible to argue, however, that both these sets of factors are closely related to a third one, namely, income levels Poorer mothers and babies have less $access$ to health-care facilities and nourishment than those who are better offurban communities are on an average much better off than rural communities. That economic conditions play a crucial role in determining the status of both mother and child is beyond dispute. But the question really is whether this is the only decisive factor or whether factors such as the availability of medical facilities, health care programmes and nutritional programmes have an independent role. If so, then the pattems which affect service delivery to die mother and child target groups become a $relevant$ consideration. These are clearly issues of some importance for policy and programme planning.
What is the advantage of providing services in the urban area as compared to that of rural areas ?
The services are cheaply available
Per capita expenditure for setting up services is much less
There is more awareness about availability of services
The investment can be recovered in short duration
It is much easier to set up services
2 . Read the following passage carefully andanswer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Using infant mortality as a key indicator of the status of children, we now begin to have the broad features of a hypothesis as to the causes of higher or lower mortality rates One aspect is the $complex$ of factors involving the access of mothers to trained personnel and other facilities for child delivery, the nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mother and the quality of health care and nourishment which babies receive. The other aspect, indicated by ruralurban differentials is the possible importance of human settlement patterns in relation to the availability of health care and related facilities such as potable water, excreta disposal systems, etc. Thus in a special sense it is much cheaper to make health and other basic services available to a community when it is densely settled rather than widely dispersed.
It is possible to argue, however, that both these sets of factors are closely related to a third one, namely, income levels Poorer mothers and babies have less $access$ to health-care facilities and nourishment than those who are better offurban communities are on an average much better off than rural communities. That economic conditions play a crucial role in determining the status of both mother and child is beyond dispute. But the question really is whether this is the only decisive factor or whether factors such as the availability of medical facilities, health care programmes and nutritional programmes have an independent role. If so, then the pattems which affect service delivery to die mother and child target groups become a $relevant$ consideration. These are clearly issues of some importance for policy and programme planning.
Which, according to the passage, is the other main indicator of the status of children, besides infant mortality ?
Educational level
Nourishment level
Weight at birth
Not mentioned
None of these
3 . Read the following passage carefully andanswer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Using infant mortality as a key indicator of the status of children, we now begin to have the broad features of a hypothesis as to the causes of higher or lower mortality rates One aspect is the $complex$ of factors involving the access of mothers to trained personnel and other facilities for child delivery, the nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mother and the quality of health care and nourishment which babies receive. The other aspect, indicated by ruralurban differentials is the possible importance of human settlement patterns in relation to the availability of health care and related facilities such as potable water, excreta disposal systems, etc. Thus in a special sense it is much cheaper to make health and other basic services available to a community when it is densely settled rather than widely dispersed.
It is possible to argue, however, that both these sets of factors are closely related to a third one, namely, income levels Poorer mothers and babies have less $access$ to health-care facilities and nourishment than those who are better offurban communities are on an average much better off than rural communities. That economic conditions play a crucial role in determining the status of both mother and child is beyond dispute. But the question really is whether this is the only decisive factor or whether factors such as the availability of medical facilities, health care programmes and nutritional programmes have an independent role. If so, then the pattems which affect service delivery to die mother and child target groups become a $relevant$ consideration. These are clearly issues of some importance for policy and programme planning.
Which of the following is the opposite in meaning to the word 'relevant' as used in the passage?
insignificant
consistent
contingent
apposite
pertinent
4 . Read the following passage carefully andanswer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Using infant mortality as a key indicator of the status of children, we now begin to have the broad features of a hypothesis as to the causes of higher or lower mortality rates One aspect is the $complex$ of factors involving the access of mothers to trained personnel and other facilities for child delivery, the nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mother and the quality of health care and nourishment which babies receive. The other aspect, indicated by ruralurban differentials is the possible importance of human settlement patterns in relation to the availability of health care and related facilities such as potable water, excreta disposal systems, etc. Thus in a special sense it is much cheaper to make health and other basic services available to a community when it is densely settled rather than widely dispersed.
It is possible to argue, however, that both these sets of factors are closely related to a third one, namely, income levels Poorer mothers and babies have less $access$ to health-care facilities and nourishment than those who are better offurban communities are on an average much better off than rural communities. That economic conditions play a crucial role in determining the status of both mother and child is beyond dispute. But the question really is whether this is the only decisive factor or whether factors such as the availability of medical facilities, health care programmes and nutritional programmes have an independent role. If so, then the pattems which affect service delivery to die mother and child target groups become a $relevant$ consideration. These are clearly issues of some importance for policy and programme planning.
Which of the following is the same in meaning to the word '$access$' as used in the passage ?
passage
outburst
surplus
demand
reach
5 . Read the following passage carefully andanswer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Using infant mortality as a key indicator of the status of children, we now begin to have the broad features of a hypothesis as to the causes of higher or lower mortality rates One aspect is the $complex$ of factors involving the access of mothers to trained personnel and other facilities for child delivery, the nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mother and the quality of health care and nourishment which babies receive. The other aspect, indicated by ruralurban differentials is the possible importance of human settlement patterns in relation to the availability of health care and related facilities such as potable water, excreta disposal systems, etc. Thus in a special sense it is much cheaper to make health and other basic services available to a community when it is densely settled rather than widely dispersed.
It is possible to argue, however, that both these sets of factors are closely related to a third one, namely, income levels Poorer mothers and babies have less $access$ to health-care facilities and nourishment than those who are better offurban communities are on an average much better off than rural communities. That economic conditions play a crucial role in determining the status of both mother and child is beyond dispute. But the question really is whether this is the only decisive factor or whether factors such as the availability of medical facilities, health care programmes and nutritional programmes have an independent role. If so, then the pattems which affect service delivery to die mother and child target groups become a $relevant$ consideration. These are clearly issues of some importance for policy and programme planning.
Which of the following is the same in meaning to the word '$complex$' as used in the passage ?
building
nature
composite
list
types
6 . Which of the pharse (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
'Never' is already there in the sentence and so another negative word will not be used.
should be used
will be used
should have been used
should not be used
No correction required
7 . Which of the pharse (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
It is better to put your money in a bank than to keep in under your bed in a suitcase.
than to keep under
than to kept it under
than to keep it under
than keep it under
No correction required
8 . Which of the pharse (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
Many people coming from villages enjoy themselves so immensely that they don't go back.
Many people coming to
Many people comes from
Many people come to
Many people came from
No correction required
9 . Which of the pharse (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
The social worker wanted to bring about little changes in the lives of the people of that village.
to bring back
to bring up
to bring forth
No correction required
10 . Which of the pharse (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
As I was his sole companion, he naturally addressed all his comments to him.
No correction required