Directions (1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately.
It is a pity that we do not have good books on insurance written by Indian authors (Q1) to the steady growth of literature on the subject in other countries especially, the USA whose insurance laws and (Q2) are very much similar to those of our country. And students studying in our colleges and the millions of insurance employees appearing for various insurance examinations have to (Q3) depend on books written by foreign authors. As these books mainly deal with the problems of the insurance industry of foreign countries, the (Q4) of the insurance scene in India and the various legal (Q5) and insurance procedures remain very weak. To (Q6) the insurance employees and the college students who have opted for (Q7) courses in insurance with different aspects of theory and practice of insurance we should have good and (Q8) textbooks. The book under review written by V.M.R. Nair himself an experienced and (Q9) expert on insurance law based on leading Indian cases will be found very useful by students of the insurance sector as a (Q10) guide to the principles of insurance.
The sentence wants to convey that despite the fact that US and Indian laws regarding insurance are almost similar, there is not much contribution of Indian authors on the subject. To highlight the same, the most appropriate filler here is ‘Corresponding’. Grammatically also the other options such as following, paving, emphasize and correcting do not take the determiner “to” after them.
Contextually and grammatically, ‘procedures’ fits the blank most appropriately. Also following the parallelism rule, the sentence needs a word to combine with “laws” in the context of insurance terminology. Seeking a plural noun, none except “procedures” fits the position so well.
To show the dependency of Indian readers on foreign author’s books due to unavailabiltiy of good books written by Indian authors, the best filler here is ‘still’.
Among the given options ‘understanding’ is the most correct response grammatically as well as contextually. Considering the other options, the function word “of” goes grammatically with “searching” and “understanding”. But given the context of the sentence, which talks about insurance books written by foreign authors and related issues,
“understanding” the application of laws in Indian scenario becomes more appropriate.
The author wants to highlight the various legal spheres. Corresponding to the same, ‘aspect’ is the most suitable response.
‘To arm’ is a phrase which means ‘to help’ or assist. Also “to equip” also have a similar meaning, but grammatically the second form of the verb “equipped” given in the option does not fit with the determiner “To”.
‘Specialized’ is the most appropriate adjective that can be sufficed here to describe the noun “courses” making it contextually and grammatically appropriate here.
To help the reader develop a proper understanding of the subject, good and genuine content is required so that they have factual and dependable information with them. Corresponding to this, ‘authentic’ is the most appropriate adjective that can be used for insurance textbooks, which means genuine and real.
One develops expertise either through experience or qualification. The word ‘and’ between experienced and filler indicates that both the things are true in this case. Hence, ‘qualified’ is the most appropriate filler.
‘Comprehensive’ is the most appropriate filler both contextually as well as grammatically which means including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something.