English Sectional Test 2 for LIC AAO 2019 Prelim Exam

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We have come up with Sectional Tests for upcoming LIC AAO 2019 Prelim Exam. Practice the questions to ace the exam.

Directions(11-15):Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto gives glimpses of its understanding of India and its vision for India.
    gives hints
    offers glimpses
    got a hunch
    take a dip
    No Correction Required
    Option B

     

  • By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court have been soughting to assume those sceptical about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs.
    has sought to reassure
    having been sought to assume
    had sought to assume
    is going to reasure
    No Correction Required
    Option A

     

  • The administration of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has received a pain in the leg with the parliamentary election held over the weekend.
    is likely to have a
    a good catch by
    a pain in the butt with
    a shot in the arm with
    No Correction Required
    Option D

     

  • The chiefs of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal combine threw down the lane to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Deoband in western Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
    is taken by the gauntlet
    overtaken by the gauntlet
    threw down the gauntlet
    given to the gauntlet
    No Correction Required
    Option C

     

  • Foreign investors likely to have rediscovered India. The inflow of foreign capital into India’s stock market in the month of March hit a high of $4.89 billion, the biggest foreign inflow into Indian stocks since February 2012.
    going to have
    appear to have
    likely to have
    is having
    No Correction Required
    Option B

     

  • Directions(16-20):In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is an error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  • ____________ by the government as a cleaner alternative to cash funding of parties (for sums of over ₹2,000), the electoral bond scheme was promoted as a mechanism that would assure donors ____________ but make recipients keep a lawful account of these donations. The court’s order means that this confidentiality is not absolute.
    considered, celebrity
    Envisaged, anonymity
    intended, eminence
    contemplated, importance
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  • The process has been designed to ensure that there is minimum ____________ of the customers during the transition period, the official said adding that the branding of the three entities will be retained in the interim period and will be ____________ to the new brand in a phased manner to ensure minimum disruption to existing operations.
    perturbation, logjam
    confusion, depression
    disruption, transitioned
    interruption, decadence
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  • Draghi’s ____________ is notable given central bankers are usually loath to comment on politics or events in economies other than their own. He was later seen in conversation in the IMF’s headquarters with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, who Trump has frequently accused of not doing enough to ____________ the US economy.
    invasion, famish
    interposition, smother
    interference, extinguish
    intervention, stoke
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  • For the first time, two Telugu speaking states are going to the polls with different political agendas. The blues of ____________ have ____________, but the ruling political parties, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh , expect to continue to milk people’s feelings on the issue.
    bifurcation, waned
    branching, appreciated
    crotch, mounted
    tributary, rallied
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  • The ED had argued that if the contentions of the banks were to be upheld and the view taken by the ____________ tribunal endorsed, the law under PMLA would stand defeated because the sovereign authority to take away the property of the money-launderer “free from all encumbrances” would stand ____________.
    inrush, blithe
    appellate, frustrated
    accusatory, amused
    objective, pwned
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  • Direction (21-25): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  • (A) It is a reiteration of the party’s three-point agenda of nationalism, welfare of the poor and good governance. /(B) Prepared after consultation with a wide range of people and released days before the polls start, the manifesto is to that extent a welcome contrast with 2014, /(C) when the BJP did not release it until the first phase of polling was under way. A manifesto is important not for being a catalogue of vote-catching, tall promises, /(D) but as a document that explains the direction that a party proposes for the country.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  • (A) By limiting the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, /(B) the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to declare the results on the counting day itself. /(C) The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably addresses the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. /(D) It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-tampering.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C

     

  • (A) His Maldivian Democratic Party is poised to garner more than 60 out of 87 seats, paving the way for easy passage of bills and a policy agenda with a realistic chance of implementation. Mr. Solih, whose pro-democracy government assumed power after a presidential election in September 2018, /(B) has sought to break with the regime of his predecessor Abdulla Yameen, which had propelled the Indian Ocean nations into Beijing’s economic embrace, described by some as “debt-trap diplomacy”. /(C) While Mr. Solih was quick to signal the shift in his government’s priorities, not least by ensuring that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest at the presidential inauguration, /(D) his agenda has been hobbled by resistance from lawmakers on certain bills aimed at the previous administration.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    nations = nation

     

  • (A) The scale and fiery rhetoric was clearly aimed at forcing the momentum as western U.P. constituencies go to the polls on April 11, in the first of a seven-phase parliamentary election in the State. /(B) The BJP and its partners had won 73 of 80 seats in U.P. in 2014, and the State is central to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid. /(C) The political landscape in U.P, however, has changed significantly in the interim years, both in terms of party alliances and social realignments. /(D) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry as a Congress strategist and campaigner has added new variables that could complicate electoral calculations in U.P.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    was = were

     

  • (A) Foreign investment in Indian equities stand at $2.42 billion in February, as against a net outflow of $4.4 billion during the same month a year earlier, and is expected to be strong in April as well. /(B) Both cyclical and structural factors are behind this sudden uptick in foreign investment that has helped the rupee make an impressive comeback. /(C) The rupee has appreciated by about 7% since early October, when it was reeling at around 74 against the dollar. Last year, India received more foreign direct investment than China for the first time in two decades. /(D) While the Chinese economy has been slowing down considerably in the last one year, India has emerged as the fastest-growing major economy.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    stand at = stood at

     

  • Directions(26-30): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

    The Mihir Shah committee report did call for the ___26___ of a National Water Commission, subsuming the Central Water Commission and the Central Ground Water Board, for a new institutional mechanism and knowledge management in India’s ___27___ water sector. There is need to build national consensus on policy design. The Shah committee noted that our cities produce some 40,000 million litres of sewage on a daily basis, of which barely 20% is treated. We need to ___28___ water recycling and reuse. What’s glaring is that only 2% of urban areas nationwide have both ___29___ systems and sewage treatment plants. Swachh Bharat will remain incomplete without such public health engineering. The BJP manifesto promises piped water supply for all households by 2024. In parallel, we surely need a national campaign for water conservation including of local water bodies, systematic groundwater recharge and ___30___ efficiency in water usage.

  • putting up
    setting up
    being done
    taking apart
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  • soothed
    adjourn
    stressed
    prepare
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  • injure
    forsake
    dissuade
    shore up
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  • sewerage
    quarry
    striations
    edging
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  • receded
    improved
    dampened
    heightened
    All are Correct
    Option D

     


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