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.
- It’s been a busy week for Ukip. Once _____________ with a leading role in driving Brexit, it now appears to be hurtling to the far right under their Muslim-obsessed leader, Gerard Batten. Their latest leader has formed a close alliance with the _____________ criminal and Islamophobic extremist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson). Together they’re set to go on yet another expensive outing on London’s streets this weekend, this time branded as part of a “Brexit betrayal” rally.
accepted, inculpableattributed, pardonedcredited, convictedascribed, exoneratedAll are CorrectOption C
- Oxbridge does not _____________ Britain’s best or the brightest: let’s just get that out of the way. Many of the country’s most intelligent, thoughtful and perceptive people do not attend either Oxford or Cambridge. Both institutions are instead, disproportionately, attended by the best performing slice of the most economically privileged teenagers in the country. So the figures released today, which _____________ a depressing sense of deja vu, that eight top schools send as many pupils to Oxbridge as three-quarters of all schools and colleges put together, might be shocking, but they are unsurprising.
concession, concealantagonize, abductamiable, annihilaterepresent, elicitAll are CorrectOption D
- When my primary school friend Mark turned up at my door that summer with the gift of a model Spanish bull, I was conflicted. I would have _____________ a sombrero of course, but otherwise, I was in awe. He had just come back from a package holiday in Spain. The sea, he _____________ , was warm! He had been on a plane! Twice! He’d eaten something called Pie Ella!
preferred, reportedrejected, substantialrefused, developedaverage, esotericAll are CorrectOption A
- A dossier of studies and news items have linked social media use by teenagers to mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. Last week, an _____________ school made headlines for asking parents and pupils to sign a “contract” that would ban phone use on their _____________ , at mealtimes and at night.
separated, persiststandalone, endureindependent, commutesovereign, bideAll are CorrectOption C
- Christmas is a stressful time for families, especially those on strict budgets, and those surviving below the poverty line. Shops are _____________ with items crying out to be bought. Toys fill shelves, and children wait not-so-patiently for Santa to come. It’s well known that elves make toys in the north pole, and they will be delivered by a jolly fat man, via a _____________ replete with magical reindeer and gaily ringing bells.
stuffed, traipsefilled, sleighjammed, stepreplete, strideAll are CorrectOption B
benefitmeltdownmiraclewonderAll are CorrectOption B
highgettingfalloutdevelopmentAll are CorrectOption C
bewilderingadventitiousbelievedsuspectedAll are CorrectOption D
mootedcapturedgottenappropriatedAll are CorrectOption A
triumphdebacleachievementconquestAll 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”.
For ordinary Chinese investors, painful memories of the summer’s stockmarket ___6___ are fading away, soothed by a fresh rally in share prices. But for the government, the ___7___ is just getting started. In recent weeks it has launched investigations into officials, bankers and hedge-fund managers ___8___ of illegal trading. It has tightened rules about using debt to buy shares. Now it is planning the biggest overhaul of Chinese financial regulation in more than a decade.
The idea is to create a “super-regulator”, combining three separate agencies and, possibly, the central bank into a single, powerful entity responsible for monitoring all financial firms: banks, insurers, brokerages, asset managers and so on. Consolidation has been ___9___ before, only for the system to remain unchanged. But according to people familiar with government discussions, big changes are virtually certain this time because of the stockmarket ___10___.