Direction (1-5): 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.
- The impact of China’s economic _________ on India will be largely dependent on how the country ________ on policy reforms.
delays, ceasesretards, haltsstalls, stopsslowdown, proceedsprocess, waitsOption D
- Many of the deals that have happened this year have been _______ by an increase in sales and restructuring of stressed assets as highly________ firms tried to reduce debt.
impelled, devalueddriven, leveragedmotivated, demotedobsessed, promotedsteered, degradedOption B
- If China is going to ________ its domestic demand, it would also mean that it would be exporting less and certainly its export ________ will be slowed down.
reorganise, enlargementrejuvenate, boostreorient, growthdestroy, productionraze, failureOption C
- High street brand H&M is set to ________ the Conscious Exclusive collection in ________ with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, located in Paris.
hold, concertfire, workingdischarge, associationkeep, collusionlaunch, collaborationOption E
- Radical innovation is the key to reducing emissions ________ the medium and long term, but it will not stop climate change from ________ worse in the meantime.
over, gettingin, gainingfor, makingfailed, doingupto, soOption A
debilitiesinstinctsimbecilitieshindrancesAll are CorrectOption B
relicstrugglecrawlflyAll are CorrectOption D
movableloosenedstuckbountifulAll are CorrectOption C
determineddocilecowardvacillatingAll are CorrectOption A
holdletbuyinterdictAll are CorrectOption B
Directions(6-10): 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”.
This insight lay behind many of the Clintonian ___6___ that Democrats, looking back, now find unforgivable: interrupting the campaign to ___7___ back to Arkansas and oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector; tough-on crime sentencing; deregulating Wall Street and cutting welfare spending. “Clinton was tolerated and respected by the base,” recalls Mr Galston, “but the terms of his success always ___8___ in the craw of the party.” Asked what the equivalent of those welfare cuts—an idea that is hated by the party but makes sense to much of the country—might be in 2018 or 2020, Mr Galston identifies immigration. “If Democrats are ___9___ to go down fighting defending the principle of sanctuary cities [in which local jurisdictions decline to co-operate with federal officers in enforcing immigration laws], Republicans will be only too happy to___10___ them.”