Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 262

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions, there are four statements A, B, C, D that have to be arranged in a logical order to make a paragraph between 1 and 6.

  1. 1) Illiteracy is both a social and national problem.
    A) Literacy holds the beacon light in the dark-some ravines of life.
    B) Illiteracy is to be eradicated with honest endeavors’ to sustain and accelerate the tempo of progress in the society of man.
    C) Literacy makes a man learned and enlightened; and the learning in various disciplines of knowledge mastermind progress.
    D) The U.N.O. has, so far, taken a number of programs in the direction of removing illiteracy from among the backward classes of people in the world.
    6) In India, the war against illiteracy is no longer confined to words and sounds alone; the efforts have, indeed, created an atmosphere.

    Option D


  2. 1) The dust of the Gobi desert in China’s far west ultra-modernity sweeps past an eddy of industrial history to one of railway transportation’s most remarkable close encounters.
    A. Hundreds of kilometres of track are being laid to connect the country’s bullet-train network with Xingjian, a region bordering central Asia.
    B. The Sandoling mine, which opened in 1970, is located on a branch of the old railway line between Lanzhou and Urumqi.
    C. When the bullet trains start running, coal diggers in the area expect a boom so the plan is to dedicate the old line to freight, which should make transporting coal much cheaper.
    D. In Sandoling, a grim and remote mining town on the edge of Xingjiang, the new line runs close to the world’s largest concentration of steam locomotives in active service.
    6) This will revolutionize the way things have been done before.
    Option E


  3. 1) Persuading children to eat vegetables is hardly a new struggle, nor would it seem to rank high on the list of global priorities.
    A. Not surprising because two-thirds of American adults are overweight.
    B. In an age of plenty, individuals have the luxury of eating what they like.
    C. It has become an issue of national concern.
    D. Yet America, for all its libertarian ethos is now worrying about how its citizens eat, how much exercise they take.
    6) Public health is a growing concern in America.
    Option E


  4. 1) Worthless currency is not necessarily useless.
    A) It can be a pointed way of shaming someone who asks for a bribe.
    B) The members of the 5th pillar, the group which founded the anti-bribery campaign that launched the notes, calls them a non-violent weapon of non co-operation.
    C) They look roughly like 50 rupee notes and people are encouraged to hand them to corrupt officials, signalling resistance to sleaze.
    D) That is the thinking behind zero rupee notes, an anti-corruption Indian gimmick now attracting worldwide interest.
    6) There is hope that these tactics can save India from its crippling corruption.
    Option B


  5. 1) Global corporations view India as one of the key markets from where future growth is likely to emerge.
    A) The sector comprises of a huge middle class, relatively large affluent class and a small economically disadvantaged class, with spending anticipated to more than double by 2025
    B) A recent study suggests that if India continues to grow at the current pace, average household incomes will triple over the next two decades.
    C) Indian consumer segment is broadly segregated into urban and rural markets, and is attracting marketers from across the world.
    D) The growth in India’s consumer market would be primarily driven by a favourable population composition and increasing disposable incomes.
    6) This would make the country the world’s fifth-largest consumer economy by 2025, up from the current 12th position.
    Option C


  6. Directions(6-10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers correspond to the question numbers; against each question, five words/phrases have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately.

    As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s banking sector is sufficiently capitalized (6). The financial and economic conditions in the country are far superior (7) country in the world. Credit, market and liquidity risk studies suggest that Indian banks (8) and have withstood the global downturn well.
    Indian banking industry has recently witnessed the roll out of innovative banking models like payments and small finance banks. RBI’s new measures (9) in helping the restructuring of the domestic banking industry.
    The digital payments system in India has evolved (10) 25 countries with India’s Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) being the only system at level 5 in the Faster Payments Innovation Index (FPII). In August 2017, Global rating agency Moody’s announced that its outlook for the Indian banking system was stable. In November 2017, Global rating agency Moody’s upgraded four Indian banks from Baa3 to Baa2.

  7. and unsatisfactory
    and well-regulated
    and the best ever
    but well controlled
    but not up to the mark
    Option B


  8. than any other
    to no other
    to any other
    to some of
    than some of
    Option C


  9. is keen enough
    are feeble
    is very strong
    are very clever
    are generally resilient
    Option E


  10. will be abortive
    may go a long way
    may go our way
    will not help
    won’t be successful
    Option B


  11. The most among
    The better among
    The worst among
    Good among
    The most between
    Option A


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