Directions(1-5):In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a part missing. Out of the remaining options choose the one that provides the filler that suits the context most appropriately and is grammatically correct.
- The best way to do this _________________bring domestic fuels under the purview of the goods and services tax.
I. May have been to
II. Might been to
III. Might be toOnly IIOnly I and IIOnly IIIOnly II and IIINone of theseOption C
We are suggesting a possible solution, thus we use the word ‘might’. Also the verb has to be in simple or base form, i.e. ‘be’.
- Corporate law in India must allow Indian start-ups ____________ with differential voting rights, to enable them to tap foreign capital and yet retain control.
I. To issue shares
II. Issuing bonds
III. To investOnly II and IIIAll I, II and IIIOnly IOnly IIINone of theseOption C
Option II can be ruled on the basis of grammatical error. Option III makes for a contextually incorrect choice. Investing ‘with voting rights’ does not make any sense here.
- The NationalCompany Law Tribunal too ___________________the rules to ensure that they are not “misused or misinterpreted” by resolution professionals.
I. Wants a feedback to
II. Wants a review of
III. Wants a report ofOnly IIOnly II and IIIOnly IAll I, II and IIINone of theseOption B
The National Company Law Tribunal too wants a review / report of the rules to ensure that they are not “misused or misinterpreted” by resolution professionals.
Review & report are synonyms and thus either of them can be used.
Option I is grammatically and contextually incorrect.
- In tandem, the government should open up the retail market, ___________________ transport and storage infrastructure, so that competition would take the flab out of the retail business.
I. Provide facility for
II. To provide wider outlook in
III. Providing open access toOnly II and IIIOnly IIIOnly IOnly I and IIINone of theseOption B
In order to make the sentence meaningful, no other option fits best except III, as it doesn’t brea the flow and meaning of the statement that it tries to convey.
It also follows the verb-tense consistency.
‘To provide wider outlook’ does not continue the actual meaning of the statement and breaks the consistency.
- The government is _____________________ to permit Indian entrepreneurs to raise funds without losing control.
I. Reportedly exploring ways
II. Presumably exploring ideas
III. Perhaps analysing meansOnly II and IIIOnly IOnly I and IIAll I, II and IIINone of theseOption E
All the options can fit well in the blank and make the sentence meaningfully complete, without changing the meaning of the statement.
Reportedly / presumably / perhaps all mean the same thing, i.e. something being reported, that is
not definitely true. Similarly, analysing / exploring and way/ means are synonyms.
- More than 1,70,000 people have taken _____, _____ 121 relief camps.
shelter, inhouse, inshelter, onrest, inNone of theseOption A
Shelter is taken temporarily to protect oneself from danger or bad weather. And SHELTER is taken IN some place, Relief camps in this case.
- The chairperson expressed_____, ____ the prevalence of child labour.
anxiety, overconcern, onconcern, overworry, overNone of theseOption C
Concern means a worry about something. and CONCERN is used with Over / With / About.
- The law actually _____ the practice of child labour_____specifying (certain) works for which children below 14 years of age can be employed.
promote, forpromotes, bypromotes, forpromote, byNone of theseOption B
Law is singular, hence singular verb promotes will be used. Anything is promoted BY using some means/medium. Here, the law is promiting something BY specifying a certain condition.
- Gem polishing has emerged _____ the ______ child labour-intensive industry in the country.
as, biggerfrom, biggestas, strongestas, biggestNone of theseOption D
Here AS is used as a preposition meaning ‘in the character of’. BIGGEST is the superlative used to stress on the magnitude that how substantial it is. STRONG shows strength and power, but here the stress is on enormousity, thus BIGGEST and not STRONGEST is the appropriate usage.
- Today Pranab Mukherjee will be _____ in _____ the 13 President of the Indian republic.
sworn, asswear, assworn, forsworn, fromNone of theseOption A
Because he is taking the post of the President, AS will be used. past participle of swear, SWORN will be used in the first blank.
Directions(6-10):In each sentence below, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given. Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.