Direction (1-5): In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have determine which option can be used in place of blank to give a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.
- Here has been much controversy around this hair growth booster, not only among countless celebs in Hollywood, but also in the media. Sales of Regrow have tripled overnight, as men and women alike all want to get their hands on this powerful supplement. Regrow, has :
a. no recorded side effects in any clinical trials
b. has also been shown to decrease the bulb size of the hair follicle,
c. is a safer and more effective alternative then that of any drug, or procedure currently available on the marketplaceOnly a & bOnly bOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption C
As the sales of the product is increased overnight so, it must have some positive effects. Therefore, side effect should have been of negligible amount. So, A & C follows. Decreasing bulb size is a negative impact. So b doesn’t follow.
- Here is the “Every ordinary public school teacher’s wish list for 2018”. The list does not contain the very specific kind of wishes that:
a. most teachers have about their individual students
b. a student becomes more attentive,
c. is impossible to compensate for the loss.Only a & bOnly bOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption A
Logically, teachers doesn’t want their students to be more attentive or anything which they already are
- Forty years ago in 1973, Jayantrao Salgaonkar, a renowned astrologer, scholar and historian, democratized the Panchānga and founded Kalnirnay, a calendar almanac. He :
a. made calculations, his fingers stabbing the air
b. translated traditional time into hours and minutes.
c. integrated the Indian system with the Gregorian calendarOnly a & bOnly b & cOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption B
- The Sri Lankan Supreme Court’s ruling that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term will end when he completes five years in office comes as no surprise. What was surprising was how such a doubt had arisen in the first place. Mr. Sirisena, who was elected President in January 2015, had wanted the court to clarify whether:
a. it would be five years in accordance with the 19th constitutional amendment adopted in April 2015
b. he would have a six-year term as the law stood on election day
c. President could suddenly harbour such a doubt is inexplicable given his frequent assertionsOnly a & bOnly bOnly b & cNone of theseAll are correctOption A
the ending word “whether” is not in line with statement “c”. As “c” says “such a doubt” which is not mentioned in the given statement.
- If there is one strong message from the findings of the Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2017, it is that the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act should cover the entire spectrum of 18 years, and not confine itself to those aged 6 to 14. Guaranteed inclusion will:
a. help them acquire finishing education
b. absolutely essential for all of them to get an education that equips them with the skills, especially job-oriented vocational capabilities,
c. empower those in the 14-18 age group who are not enrolled anywhereOnly a & cOnly bOnly cNone of theseAll are correctOption C
Statement A & B are not a part of 2017 act as these are included in earlier reports.
Directions (6-10): In each questions below, a Theme has been given followed by three passage. You have to determine which passage is based on the given theme and mark it as your option. More than one passage can be based or not based on the given theme that is highlighted in bold.
- Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels?
a. Oil provides 95% of the fuel demands of the transportation sector… Every transport mode – cars, trucks, trains, buses, marine vessels, and aircraft – relies almost entirely on petroleum fuels. Only natural gas liquids and, in recent years as the result of regulated fuel mandates, ethanol – have made small inroads in the dominant share held by oil. Further, on the basis of the projections by all major agencies that analyze energy supply and demand trends to 2035 and 2040, this will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future.
b. The transition to renewables will be hastened by dramatic improvements in the pricing and performance of such systems. Due to steady increases in the efficiency of wind and solar systems, coupled with the savings achieved through large-scale manufacture, the price of renewables is falling globally. The transition to renewables will be hastened by dramatic improvements in the pricing and performance of such systems. Due to steady increases in the efficiency of wind and solar systems, coupled with the savings achieved through large-scale manufacture, the price of renewables is falling globally.
c. Proponents of the all-renewable future seem to be stuck in a time warp. For them, it is still 2014, oil prices are still close to $130 per barrel, and natural gas and coal prices are surging. In such a world, it may be easier to make the case that renewables will become far more competitive sooner. The reality, of course, is that the decline of international oil prices to the range of $40 per barrel and the dramatic slumps in natural gas and coal prices in many areas (especially North America), has meant that these hydrocarbons are far better placed to compete with alternative energy sources.Only a & bOnly cOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption B
Statement A says that until 2035-2040, people will relie on petroleum and non-renewable resources. Nothing specific has been said about the theme. Statement B says that prices of renewable energy are falling globally.
- A Third Front government is impossible, opting for it is a wasted vote.
a. Third front is nothing but smoke screen and last effort to save congress. it is also part of strategy like AAP party to divide the vote from going to BJP. This time, Nation has decided by rising above the cast, creed, religion, economic background, village/city and all that – “Whom to vote”
b. A Third, or an Alternative Front can only be a weak political gesture and not a significant force in the coming Parliamentary elections given today’s circumstance, says ‘Cho’ S. Ramaswamy, senior political analyst. They are unlikely to muster even a sufficient number of seats to seek the support of the Congress or the BJP to form a government.
c. KM Abraham, IAS officer has already sent Subroto Sahara to jail, without any press conference, dharna or media drama. Our Dear Kejriwal wanted SABOOT against Shila and Vadra. Honesty is not a certificate u can buy from Media, u have to earn it like Abraham.Only aOnly a & bOnly a & cNone of theseAll are correctOption B
- Should churches (defined as churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, etc.) remain tax-exempt?
a. To tax churches, government would need to have the (currently unconstitutional) authority to audit and regulate churches. Income is revenue minus expenses. So, to tax revenue, the government has rules about what counts as legitimate business expenses and regulations on how businesses perform their accounting. The government may also audit organizations. To do this for churches means that the government would define what is and is not legitimate and then act to ensure compliance. This raises a constitutional issue as Congress cannot make laws that affect the free exercise of religion.
b. There are 300,000 religious congregations in this country that pay no tax: no federal, state or local; no income, sales, or property tax. They own $600 billion in property… The Supreme Court of the United States really needs to take a case about taxing churches because it hasn’t done that since 1970. And since then, religion has become much less popular, especially with younger people… Almost a quarter of us are being forced to subsidize a myth that we’re not buying into. Why am I subsidizing their Sunday morning hobby?
c. The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn’t be subsidizing religion and non-profits… It’s time to abolish, or greatly diminish, their tax-exempt statuses… [T]he religious exemption has forced the IRS to decide what’s a religion, and thus has entangled church and state in the worst way. Since the world’s great religion scholars can’t agree on what a religion is, it’s absurd to ask a bunch of accountantsOnly aOnly bOnly b & cNone of theseAll are correctOption B
Statement B clearly says “The Supreme Court of the United States really needs to take a case about taxing churches” which directly follows the theme.
- Is a college education worth it?
a. Centuries ago, the only reason the tiny percentage of people who attended university did so was in order to join the clergy. These days, the rather substantial percentage of those going to ‘college’… have very different reasons for going: namely (1) because their parents or society expects them to do so in order to get a ‘good’ job; (2) to garner useful contacts, particularly if one is attending an elite school.
b. Education helps us be better people. It helps us be better citizens. You came to college to learn about the world and to engage with new ideas and to discover the things you’re passionate about — and maybe have a little fun. And to expand your horizons. That’s terrific — that’s a huge part of what college has to offer.
c. College is the pathway to the middle class, a practical prerequisite for success in today’s knowledge-based economy. The typical bachelor’s degree recipient earns nearly 50 percent more than a high school graduate over her lifetime, reaping the financial rewards of her degree around age 36… She also will be healthier, less likely to be unemployed, and more involved in her community – sharing her personal payoff with us all. College isn’t only worth it for the individual student; it’s worth it for our nation.Only b & cOnly a & cOnly cNone of theseAll are correctOption C
Statement C clearly states that college degree is a direct pathway to employement.
- Is golf a sport?
a. Even the old cliché about golf being a good walk spoiled no longer holds good. Passing the local golf course I noticed lines of strange vehicles resembling the issue of an unnatural congress between a milk float and an invalid carriage. I am reliably informed that these are golf buggies that save golfers the inconvenience of walking between swipes.
b. Golf isn’t a sport, it’s a game. I’m not saying it’s not a difficult game, with lots of mental stuff. But it’s not a sport like mine. Where is the combat, the intensity of what we do?
c. If you’re going to discount golf as a sport because players like John Daly (the fat version), Tim Herron and Craig Stadler don’t have chiseled bodies, then I’ll present to you the image of the 340-pound offensive lineman with 60 pounds of flab hanging over his gut. Technically, all they do is stand up and try to get in somebody’s way. Carl Lewis, they’re not. I know there’s much more involved in being a lineman, especially with footwork.Only a & bOnly bOnly b & cNone of theseAll are correctOption B