Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is 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.
- (A) The first phase of voting on Thursday to elect the 17th Lok Sabha witnessed enthusiastic participation of voters in 91 Lok Sabha /(B) constituencies over 20 States and Union Territories. In this opening phase of a total of seven, the challenges in ensuring a free and fair poll, as well as the trend of high enthusiasm among voters, have been highlighted. /(C) The drive of the Election Commission of India against malpractices led, ahead of the first phase, /(D) to seizures worth ₹2,426 crore of cash, liquor, drugs and other items meant to unduly influence voters.
over = across
- (A) On April 10, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration showed the world the ‘unseeable’: the very first image of a black hole. /(B) Of course, the black hole itself cannot be seen, because light cannot escape its intense gravitational attraction. /(C) The so-called event horizon that envelops the black hole is the point of no return and any object transgressing this boundary is lost. /(D) Just outside is a region where a photon (light quantum) can orbit the black hole without falling in.
- (A) The ban on civilian traffic for two days a week on the 271-km stretch of National Highway 44 between Udhampur in Jammu and Baramulla in Kashmir, /(B) which came into force on April 7, is an ill-advised move. /(C) The ban, which was to last till May 31, is supposedly to enable the orderly conduct of the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, in the light of the tragic February 14 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy on NH 44 at Pulwama, that killed 40 personnel. On Sundays and Wednesdays, between 4 a.m. and 5 p.m., /(D) only pre-determined categories of civilian traffic will be allowed on the highway with clearance from the authorities.
was = is
- (A) The April 9 parliamentary elections in Israel has underscored the structural shift in the country’s democracy — /(B) the right wing reigns supreme. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had faced serious challenges during the campaign. /(C) He faces corruption allegations that could lead to his indictment. /(D) The Blue and White party, formed a few weeks ahead of the election, had quickly risen to become the principal opposition force, giving Mr. Netanyahu a scare. He had lost some allies even before the elections. In the event, Mr. Netanyahu has emerged victorious.
has = have
- (A) The Election Commission has taken the correct decision to go ahead with the first phase of polling, /(B) on Thursday, in the Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh after the deadly Maoist attack in Dantewada on Tuesday. /(C) Maoists struck at a convoy in Dantewada, which comes under the Bastar parliamentary constituency, and killed Bhima Mandavi, the BJP MLA from Dantewada, and four security personnel. /(D) The aim was clearly to disrupt the electoral process, and it will be vital for the administration to ensure polling without a fear of violence.
a fear of = fear of
- Isolated complaints regarding mismanagement arose in some parts, but by and large the first phase went on well, and upheld India’s reputation in managing what is the world’s largest democratic exercise.
but by and largeand by largeby large butand by but largeNo Correction RequiredOption A
- A black hole marks the end of spacetime as commonly understood, and nothing that enters it can escape from the tremendous gravitational attraction. However, this is no real danger, as black holes are located at distances that humans do not have the power to scale.
unpossess the power to scaledon’t have authority to measuredispossess the authority to measureneed not to possess the authority to scaleNo Correction RequiredOption E
- The Pulwama attack is a wake-up call on the security drills in place to prevent terrorist strikes. It demanded an appraisal, so that the lives of soldiers and civilians alike can be secured.
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was a wake-up call about
- Mr. Netanyahu ran a contentious, ultra-nationalist campaign to withdraw support for Likud and its allies. He had publicly aligned with Jewish Power, a fringe party known for its racist, anti-Arab views.
to asked supportto call up the supportto call for supportto drum up supportNo Correction RequiredOption D
- Given that it is difficult to fully secure a State with a history of violent attacks, it is important that adequate measures should be put in place to protect the candidates in the fray, over 160 of them, for the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies that will go to the polls in three phases, on April 11, 18 and 23.
adequate measures were to be put in place toadequate measures be put in place toadequate requirements should be put in place toadequate requirements to be put in place toNo Correction RequiredOption B
Directions(6-10): 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.