Directions(1-10): In each of the questions below four sentences are given which are denoted by A, B, C and D By using all the four sentences you have to frame a meaningful para. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of the sentences.
- (A) Perhaps this will take a long time as it is very difficult to get together equals and to decide who is primus inter pares.
(B) In this, China and India have to play major roles not to mention Japan and the ASEAN.
(C)But as a first step, we can have a cooperative community structure embracing certain parts of China adjacent to India, north Myanmar, Bangladesh and the Seven sisters of the Northeast.
(D)In the coming years, India should pave the way for an Asian Common Market like its Europe counterpart.DBACBCADCABDACDBBDCAOption A
- (A) But it has always been the other way round for Indian participants who either lost their cool or are subjected to a sudden illness.
(B) Besides all these shortcomings, what is glaringly missing is the genuine government efforts.
(C)The Government of India should concentrate more on developing the necessary infrastructure for Indian sportspersons to acquire skills to compete in international events.
(D)It is important that any sports participant in big events like Olympics should have a poised mind besides being physically fit at least during the days of his or her stay in the sports venue.BCADCDBAACDBCBADDABCOption E
- (A) That is what health is all about — not illness and hospitals.
(B) On the contrary, it is concerned with the well-being and ability to perform tasks in a vibrant society.
(C)The word ‘health’ is often misunderstood and linked with hospitals and treatment by medical doctors.
(D)After all, staying healthy is the most important thing.BACDACDBDBACCBDACADBOption D
- (A) In India, banking is the largest national instrument for socio-economic development.
(B) The surest way to ensure that is to strengthen banks and professionalise their managements.
(C)When banks fail, taking with them the money of depositors, confidence in the banking sector slips and damages the investment climate.
(D)We need focussed and well-directed lending to agriculture and industry; banks can and should play a crucial role in a growing economy.ABCDDCBACABDDABCADBCOption E
- (A) Today it is arguably the most backward and under-developed state. (B) It gave the country leaders like Rajendra Prasad and Jayaprakash Narayan.
(C)In the early years of independence, Bihar was one of the best-administered states. (D)Consistent neglect by the Centre in allocation of funds and policies skewed against the state have been major reasons for its backwardness.BCADACBDCBADDACBCDABOption C
- (A) The number of HIV-positive is increasing at an alarming rate.
(B) Even with crores being spent on AIDS awareness programmes, we seem to be making little headway.
(C) It is obvious that prevention and control strategies have been ineffective.
(D)According to reports, there are around 50 million HIV-positive in the world.DBACBACDDCBABADCCABDOption D
- (A) It is the result of a long-drawn campaign by disabled rights activists.
(B) It is only because of a sustained campaign and the judiciary’s pressure that the executive has finally given in.
(C)The move to open up non-technical A and B category posts in the civil service to the disabled is commendable.
(D)The judiciary’s stand in this regard has also been encouraging.DABCCADBBCADABCDCDBAOption B
- (A) The Indian government’s response to post-election Iraq shows a new flexibility and vibrancy in our foreign policy.
(B) The way India deals with Iraq can be used as a benchmark for future foreign policy.
(C) An ability to react quickly is required today.
(D)As the geopolitical situation changes rapidly, India cannot afford to have a rigid foreign policy.ADCBBCDACDABDABCCABDOption A
- (A) What we should be worried about is the mismatch between the two.
(B) Internal reforms are crucial to the long-term health of the Indian economy.
(C)If the pace of internal reforms does not keep up with that of globalisation, it can ruin the kind of vibrancy that the Indian economy has built for itself.
(D)The quicker the speed of reforms at home, the better chance we will have of integrating with the global economy.DCBAADBCBDACABCDCBDAOption C
- (A) The fact that India is thinking of asking the US for frontline weapons is a positive development.
(B) But the sum and substance of this relationship has changed considerably over the years.
(C) This is a major foreign policy shift and a welcome change from the country’s overdependence.
(D)The former Soviet Union and its successor have been India’s principal armaments supplier for over 30 years.CBADDCABBCADCADBACDBOption E