Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 331

Directions(1-5): In the questions, one sentence is given and four words are donated by (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to decide which of the following is inappropriate in the context. If all the words are appropriate in the context, mark ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

  1. A regulatory agency(A) that is at the government’s mercy to run its finance(B) and administrative(C) operations cannot be expected(D) to be independent.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    The word ‘finance’ has been wrongly used here. Note that the word ‘finance’ is a noun and we need an adjective to be parallel to the adjective ‘administrative’, both modifying the noun ‘operations’. Thus, ‘financial’ should replace ‘finance’ to make the statement meaningful. Hence, option B is the correct answer.

     

  2. It is assumed(A) that facial(B) recognition will introduce efficiency(C) and speed in forcing(D) law and order.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct.
    Option D
    The error is in part D as the word ‘forcing’ is wrongly used here. According to the context, facial expression will introduce efficiency in imposing law and order. The word similar to impose would be ‘enforcing’ which means something you do to ensure a rule or a law is followed and ‘forcing’ means something you do to make a person do something. Thus, ‘enforcing’ should be used in place of ‘forcing’. Hence option D is the correct answer.

     

  3. Minimum wage and collective bargaining(A) systems are labour market institutions(B) that also excerpt(C) an influence on the level and distribution(D) of wages.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    The word ‘excerpt’ used in option C is not appropriate according to the context. Excerpt means a short extract from a film or a piece of writing or music and this word does not make sense. ‘Exert’ should be replaced with ‘excerpt’ as it makes the sentence contextually correct. ‘Exert’ means ‘to apply’. Hence, option C is the correct answer.

     

  4. The lack of financial autonomy(A) can affect SEBI’s plans to improve the quality(B) of its operations by vesting(C) in new technologies and other requirements to upgrade(D) market infrastructure.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    The error is in part C as the word ‘vesting’ is wrongly used here. According to the context, the lack of financial autonomy would affect SEBI’s plans to invest in new technologies. Vesting is a legal term to give or earn a right to a present or a future payment, asset or benefit. Here, ‘investing’ which means “put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit” should be used in place of ‘vesting’. Hence, option C is the correct answer.

     

  5. Under the ABC rules, holiness(A) dogs must be maintained(B) in the place where they were found(C), regardless of whether they are abandoned(D)or lost.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    The context explains that there are certain type of dogs which when found on streets must be maintained in a place according to ABC rules. The word ‘holiness’ is contextually incorrect, for which an appropriate choice is “homeless”. Therefore the error is in option A and is the correct answer.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, four words are numbered A, B, C, and D. You have to decide which of the following is inappropriate in the context. If all the words are appropriate in the context then mark ‘All correct’ as your answer.

  7. The US emerged(A) everyone to see that growth and development(B) for one country could benefit(C) all countries through increased trade and investment(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    The error is in word at A, which means the word ‘emerged’ has been wrongly used here. It should be replaced with ‘urged’, which means to earnestly persuade someone to do something.

     

  8. The skin cancer, cataracts, and other dexterous(A) effects will continue, and the people exposed(B) to ultra violet radiation will suffer its consequences(C) even after the ozone layer is healed(D) to a great extent.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Dextrous means showing or having skill. The sentence is talking about the ill effects of being exposed to ultra violet rays. Hence, the word Dextrous doesn’t fit in the context. A word that will tell us about the nature of effects of the UV rays. We can use words like detrimental or deleterious. Deleterious means something that causes harm or damage.

     

  9. A landscape restoration(A) approach would require the ministry to shift its focus(B) to the recognition(C) of the importance of ecosystem services like biodiversity conservative(D) and watershed management.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    The sentence is conveying the idea that the ministry is must shift its focus to the recognition of better practices for landscape restoration. The word conservative refers to a traditionalist. We need a word that would mean the protection of biodiversity. Hence, conservation would be the best.

     

  10. There is no likelihood(A), nor should the government contemplate(B), of allowing easy/concessional tariff(C) access to foreign dairy products under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or any other bilateral or multilateral agreement(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  11. Though the document(A) states at several points that no student should be divided(B) of education due to lack of finances(C), the solution it suggests(D) is a meagre scholarship.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    The error is in part B of the sentence. The word ‘divided’ has been wrongly used here. We should use a word which would mean deprived or denied. The word devoid can be a good fit here.

     

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