Directions(1-6): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence, alternatives to the emboldened part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D), which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative out of the given five options. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer will be option (E), i.e., “No correction required”.
- India has had a long history (of political parties propel welfare schemes, but without withdrawing overlapping) schemes of the past.
i. of political parties propel welfare scheme, but without withdrawing overlapping
ii. of political parties propelling welfare schemes, but without withdrawing overlapping
iii. in political parties propel welfare schemes, and without withdrawing overlappingOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth i and iiNo correction requiredOption B
- On-going technological innovations will ensure there will continue to be newer ways (to envy customer experience).
i. to enhance customer experience
ii. to arrange customer experience
iii. to experience customerOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth ii and iiiNo correction requiredOption A
- With more businesses (move their operation online), vast amounts of financial and critical business – related data is now stored in data centers.
i. move them operations online
ii. moving their tasks on the web
iii. moving their operations onlineOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiOnly ii and iiiNo correction requiredOption D
- If you (are not confident) in speaking in a range of different situations then you need practice.
i. are no confident
ii. are under confidence
iii. are non-confidentOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiOnly ii and iiiNo correction requiredOption E
- (A suggestion by scientists) that increasing temperatures due to climate change may be allowing armadillos to move into more habitats.
i. Some scientists have suggest
ii. Scientists suggest
iii. As suggested by scientistsOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiBoth i and iiNo correction requiredOption B
- First discovered in 1859 by the prominent scientist Alfred Russel Wallace, the plant species could not be located again, and it (was presumed extinct).
i. was presumed to be extinction
ii. was considerably extinct
iii. on the brink of extinctionOnly iOnly iiOnly iiiOnly ii and iiiNo correction requiredOption E
- a) Cognition
d) Condescendinga-cb-da-bc-db-cOption A
‘Cognition’ means the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. ‘Cognate’ means to be connected. ‘Comprehension’ means the ability to understand something. ‘Condescending’ means having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.
- a) Proponent
d) Addenduma-cb-da-bc-db-cOption C
‘Proponent’ means a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.
‘Advocate’ a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
‘Probate’ means the official proving of a will.
‘Addendum’ means an item of additional material added at the end of a book or other publication.
- a) Platonic
‘Platonic’ means (of love or friendship) intimate and affectionate but not sexual. ‘Indestructible’ means not able to be destroyed. ‘Plausible’ means (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable. ‘inconceivable’ means unbelievable.
- a) Amorous
d) Incensea-cb-da-bc-db-cOption E
‘Amorous’ means showing, feeling, or relating to desire.
‘Inchoate’ means just begun and so not fully formed or developed.
‘Amorphous’ means without a clearly defined shape or form.
‘Incense’ means perfume with incense or a similar fragrance.
Directions(7-10): In the following questions, four words are given of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find that pair of words and indicate your answer by marking the option which represents the correct combination.