In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.
- a) The Securities Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) private ‘advisory’ to ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund,
b) asked the asset manager to refund ₹240 crore plus interest to investors in its schemes,
c) flagged hitherto hidden governance issues for mutual fund (MF) investors.
d) The issue pertains to ICICI Pru MF’s decision to invest ₹640 crore in the recent IPO of ICICI Securities.Both a & bAll except bOnly cBoth a & dNo ErrorOption D
b. asking c. flags
- a) The Centre has invited a barrage of criticism, some of them valid, after placing in the public domain
b) the Higher Education Commission of India Bill 2018.
c) A fundamental feature of the proposed HECI, as opposed to the UGC,
d) is that it will focus only on enforcement of standards and not disburse grants; the latter role will be vested with the Ministry of Human Resources Development.Both a & bAll except bOnly cBoth c & dNo ErrorOption E
- a) The latest annual ranking of States on ‘ease of doing business’ tells us that the economically backward States are keen
b) to catch up with the industrialised western and southern States.
c) While Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have grabbed the first two slots,
d) it is notable that Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are in the first 10, their incremental reforms bettering States as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.Both a & bAll except bOnly cAll except dNo ErrorOption D
d. as = such as
- a) The Department of Telecom (DoT) needs to be commended on taking the lead in adopting strong net neutrality rules
b) and ensuring that the free nature of Internet is not changed.
c) Strong rules are important because telecom operators, being the gatekeepers,
d) have the power to differenitate on the basis of content.Both a & bBoth b & cOnly cBoth c & dNo ErrorOption B
a. on = for d. differenitate = differentiate
- a) The status of Indian Institutes of Technology as institutions of nerdy eminence
b) has been internationally validated for many years from now.
c) That persons of Indian origin today head Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, among many other Fortune 500 companies,
d) is ample testimony to the robustness at the core of India’s system of higher education.Both a & bAll except bOnly cBoth c & dNo ErrorOption B
b. years from now = years now
- a) After the recent bad loan saga, it has become increasingly evident that domestic banks are ill-suited
b) to meet the lending needs of medium- to long-gestation projects
c) Quite apart from their short-term deposit base which lead to an asset-liability mismatch,
d) domestic banks have displayed poor skills in assessing the viability and likely cash flows of industrial projects.Both a & dBoth a & bOnly cBoth c & dNo ErrorOption A
b. (.) full stop after projects c. lead = leads
- a) The Pakistan Army has flung aside the camouflage and is wheeling out its heavy artillery to ensure that its anointed favourite,
b) Imran Khan, wins enough seats in the general elections on July 25 to become prime minister,
c) or name a figurehead for the top job.
d) Besides ensuring an Imran win, the army is equally determined to obilterate former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, once and for all, as a political force.Both a & bAll except bOnly cAll except dNo ErrorOption D
d. obilterate = obliterate
- a) Borrowing costs from States have been rising — their bonds attracting a premium over Central yields.
b) But it seems a bit of stretch for the RBI to argue that the private sector could get ‘crowded out’ as a result.
c) With bank credit offtake being poor, there is no evidence that credit has hit its limits.
d) While the States need to pay some attention to their finances, alarmism is not warranted.Both a & bAll except bBoth c & dOnly dNo ErrorOption C
a. from = of b. a bit of A stretch
- a) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India needs to be commended for proposing strong data protection rules,
b) putting the consumer at the centre.
c) As India becomes one of the top bandwidth consuming nations in the world it is important to put in place laws
d) that ensures basic rights to users of data.Both a & bAll except bOnly cBoth c & dNo ErrorOption E
- a) Both the principal protagonists need to answer uncomfortable questions.
b) The Congress needs to justify why it has lent its weight to a non-confidence motion that is strategically flawed,
c) politically ill-timed and, given that general elections are due in a matter of months,
d) one which will not materially alter the situation in any way.Both a & bAll except bOnly cBoth c & dNo ErrorOption B
b. non-confidence = no-confidence
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