Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 171

Directions (1-5): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts. For each part a correction statement is also given(I,II and III) It may be correct or incorrect. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  1. Today hardly any field of our life is left unaffected by computers./ For the last few decades,/ the world seem to have undergoing a computer revolution.
    I. Today hardly every field of our life is left unaffected by computers
    II. For the last few decade,
    III. the world seems to have undergone a computer revolution.
    Only II
    Both I,III
    Only III
    Both I,II
    None of these
    Option C

     

  2. Though election reforms are must for the survival of our democracy,/ yet is the awareness amidst public to vote/ in favour for sincere, dedicated and honest political leaders.
    I. Though election reforms is must for the survival of our democracy,
    II. yet is the awareness among public to vote
    III. in favour of sincere, dedicated and honest political leaders.
    Only III
    Both II,III
    Only II
    Both I,II
    None of these
    Option B

     

  3. The problem of child labour still remain/ even though many policies have/recorded quite successful records.
    I. The problem of child labour still remains
    II. even although many policies have
    III. record quite successful records.
    Both II,III
    Only II
    Both I,II
    Only I
    None of these
    Option D

     

  4. Forests that cover nearly one-third of the world’s land,/ are a very important and invaluable gift/ of nature to the mankind.
    I. Forests that covers nearly one-third of the world’s land
    II. is a very important and invaluable gift
    III. with nature to the mankind
    Only III
    Both I,III
    Only II
    Both I,II
    None of these
    Option E

     

  5. It is against the dictates of reason/ that a man should, with reason of birth,/ be denied or given extra privileges.
    I. It is against the dictating of reason
    II. that a man should, by reason of birth,
    III. he be denied or given extra privileges.
    Only II
    Only III
    Only I
    Both I,II
    None of these
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions, a short passage is given with one of the lines missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage compete and coherent.(coherent means logically complete and sound)

  7. Non Banking financial institutions are establishments that provide financial services and banking facilities without meeting the legal definition of a Bank.__________________________________. The term ‘shadow bank’ was coined by Paul McCulley in 2007, with specific reference to American non-bank financial institutions that used short-term deposits to finance long-term loans.
    However, they are restricted from taking any form of deposits from the general public.
    Provide banking services like loans, credit facilities, TFCs, retirement planning, investing and stocking in money market.
    Hence they are frequently referred to as “shadow banks”
    They are covered under the Banking regulations laid down by the Reserve Bank of India.
    These organizations play a crucial role in the economy, offering their services in urban as well as rural areas, mostly granting loans allowing for growth of new ventures.
    Option C

     

  8. No major country managed to reduce poverty or sustain growth without manufacturing driven economic growth. _________________________________. However, a lack of human capital has been a major constraint upon India historically being able to attract foreign investment (which Southeast Asian economies succeeded in attracting).
    Generates forward and backward linkages that create positive spillover effects in the economy.
    This is because productivity levels in industry (and manufacturing) are much higher than in either agriculture or services.
    Manufacturing is an engine of economic growth because it offers economies of scale.
    Even neo-classical economists accept government intervention in the case of market failures.
    Industrial policies are needed to address learning externalities such as subsidies for industrial training.
    Option B

     

  9. The criticism that coalition governments are inherently or necessarily unstable is not borne out by facts. The process of fragmentation of the national party system and emergence of minority or coalition governments started in India from 1967. This period also marked the emergence of coalitions and also new parties and mergers along with breakup of some parties and absorption of the others.__________________________________________. The adoption of multiparty system and regionalism changed the centre-state relations to a certain extent.
    They should reflect the modern principles of accommodation and co-existence.
    The real essence of democracy can be captured only by governments that are accountable.
    There really is no empirical evidence to show the greatness of majoritarian single party governments nor prove the failure of coalition governments.
    This began the era of Coalition Politics or Multi party rule in India.
    Participation of many regional parties in the coalition government at the centre particularly indicates the significant shift from centralized governance.
    Option D

     

  10. Drought has class biases; it impacts the poorest the hardest. It has been well documented that a poor farmer takes three to four years to recover from a drought, depending on the severity. As has been the trend, a severe drought strikes every eight to nine years in India. ___________________________.
    There is a need to develop a locally relevant policy for sustainable development to be drawn using bottom-up consultations.
    According to officials, the number of villages needing water tankers will only rise due to high temperatures that push the demand.
    A study undertaken by the International Rice Research Institute in the shows that drought is a major factor for keeping people below the poverty line forever.
    Land-resources and land-use management is key to socio-economic sustainability.
    So, it is a major reason for perpetuating poverty.
    Option E

     

  11. The smart fencing project is expected to be a massive boon for monitoring security situations in border areas.______________________________________. Thus, making our borders more secure. With this smart fencing, the number of casualties of soldiers on borders would get minimised and the stress level among them too is expected to reduce to a large extent.
    It will rely on thermal imaging, infra-red and laser-based intruder alarms to stop infiltration.
    It will virtually become impossible for terrorists to infiltrate into the Indian side of the border.
    It will enable surveillance during difficult weather conditions.
    For India, a total of 2,026 km border is vulnerable.
    After the current project, similar project in under progress along the India-Bangladesh border.
    Option B

     

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