DIRECTIONS (Q 1–10): Fill in the blanks using appropriate word from options as per the question numbers indicated in the passage.   Jamshedji Tata is __(1)__ to be the pathfinder of modern industrial builders. He is known as the grandfather of the Indian industry for his acumen and enthusiasm. Nobody else could have __(2)__ of the new industries started by Jamshedji at that time when industrial __(3)___ and revolution was yet to come to India. Jamshedji’s father Nasarvanji Tata used to trade in jute with China and Britain. He started __(4)__ from India. Jamshedji started a cloth mill in Nagpur more than 100 years ago. At that time almost all the __(5)__ used to come from Lancashire in England. What Jamshedji __(6)__ was praiseworthy. Jamshedji __(7)__ very well that an industrial revolution can only be brought in the country by setting up iron and steel industry __(8)__ he did not live to see the industry he had in mind, he had done all __(9)__ work. In fact, he laid the groundwork for it. He had planned the entire steel city now known as Jamshedpur, complete with streets, roads, schools, parks, playgrounds, temples, mosques, churches, etc. His __(10)__ was fulfilled by his sons, Sir Dorabji Tata and Sir Ratan Tata, when they started the Tata Iron and steel factory in 1907 just after 03 years of his death.

  1. (a) Rewarded (b) agreed (c) Empowered (d) Determined (e) considered
    1. (a) absolved (b) thought (c) ventured (d) set (e) planned
    2. (a)imports (b) acts (c) Machinery (d) awakening(e) Factories
    3. (a) export (b) industries (c) Import (d) trade (e)dispatch
    4. (a) goods (b) imports (c) Clothes (d) machines (e) Industries
    5. (a) did (b) dreamt (c) Agreed (d) told (e) Meant
    6. (a) felt (b) advocated (c) Planned (d) thought (e) Knew
    7. (a) because (b) although (c) Surprisingly (d) luckily (e) Even
    8. (a) Insignificant (b) complete (c) Trivial (d) Preliminary (e) External
    9. (a) Need (b) Task (c) Dream (d) industry

    (e) Sentiment   DIRECTIONS (Q 11–15): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence correct, replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below, if the sentence is correct select option (e) as your answerNotice is hereby given that the meeting of the board of Directors is schedule to
    be held on Monday (a)Schedule to held (b)Scheduled to held (c)  Scheduled to be held (d)Is to be held scheduled (e)  No correction requiredThe Conference is to be starting at 10.30 a.m. with the introductory speech by the Minister.
    (a)  Will be started by (b)Has been started by (c)  Is to start at (d)Is to start for (e)  No correction required

    1. Farmers in our country suffer because of an over dependence on rain and the treat to natural calamities like flood. (a)Natural calamities threatened

    (b)Threat of natural calamities (c)  Threatened due to natural calamity (d)Threat again natural calamities (b)No correction required

    1. They have made a futile attempt of suppressing the truth and suggest falsehood.

    (a)  And suggesting falsehood (b)In suggestion of falsehood (c)  For suggestion of falsehood (d)Before suggestion of falsehood (e)  No correction required

    1. You claim that your proposal is preferable than that of any other employee.

    (a)  Preferable to that of (b)Preferable than those of (c)  Preferable to those of (d)More preferable than that of (e)  No correction required   DIRECTIONS (Q 16– 28): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (e). 

    1. Selling peanuts (a)/ on the road is (b)/ the only means of earning (c)/ in respect

    of most of the people. (d)/ No error (e)

    1. Her talk was (a)/ judged by many (b)/ as one of the most important talks (c)/

    given in the seminar. (d)/ No error (e)

    1. The boy who was guilty with (a)/ having stolen the cell phone (b)/ came out (c)/

    with the truth. (d)/ No error (e)

    1. She is the teacher (a)/ whom I know (b)/ has helped my son (c)/ in the

    examination. (d)/ No error (e)

    1. You cannot demand (a)/ all your articles (b)/ unless you do not (c)/ give advance

    notice (d)/ No error (e)

    1. We insisted, but neither (a)/ Luna nor her assistant (b)/ are ready to (c)/ work on Sunday. (d)/ No error (e)
    1. There are even not enough (a)/ time in my office to sit round (b)/ talking about how we feel (c)/ about each other. (d)/ No error (e)
    1. The act will be passed (a)/ with a comfortable majority if all (b)/ the partisans of (c)/ her group favours it. (d)/ No error (e)
    1. Hardly had I (a)/ entered the airport (b)/ than I met (c)/ my cousin Tilak. (d)/ No

    error (e)

    1. An anti-terrorism cell is opened (a)/ by the town police (b)/ three months ago (c)/ as a precautionary measure. (d)/ No

    error (e)

    1. The artist who was giving (a)/ detailed description of (b) the sculptures was (c)/ speaking fluently French. (d)/ No error (e)
    1. Martin would attempt (a)/ to open the umbrella (b)/ when her spectacles slipped off (c)/ and fell down. (d)/ No

    error (e)

    1. If you had not (a)/ reached so quickly (b)/ we might well (c)/ have had a disaster.

    (d)/ No error (e)     DIRECTIONS (Q29 – 31): CHOOSE FROM OPTIONS THE MOST SIMILAR MEANING WORD

    29.Inhabit

    (a)Reside in (b) encompass (c) infest (d) submerge (e) reconcile

    29.Foraging

    (a) penetrating (b) incising  (c) probing (d) begging  (e) searching.

    30.Monetize

    (a)currency (b) buy (c) encash (d) regulate (e) pay   DIRECTIONS (Q 32 – 33): Choose from options the most opposite meaning word

    31.Considering

    (a)untying(b)remembering (c) understanding (d) disregarding (e) condemning

    32.Hazardous

    (a) pleasant (b) efficient (c) important (d) risky (e) condemning.   Directions (Q 34 – 38): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

    29.Foraging

    (a) penetrating (b) incising  (c) probing (d) begging  (e) searching.

    30.Monetize

    (a)currency (b) buy (c) encash (d) regulate (e) pay   DIRECTIONS (Q 32 – 33): Choose from options the most opposite meaning word

    31.Considering

    (a)untying(b)remembering (c) understanding (d) disregarding (e) condemning

    32.Hazardous

    (a) pleasant (b) efficient (c) important (d) risky (e) condemning.   Directions (Q 34 – 38): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

    1. Increased competition, globalization and the need for enormous resource have nudged priorities which once held the

    fort

    1. In order to achieve these, hype and sensationalism is put in to spice up the news which has robbed news stories of credibility.
    2. This is only possible if a lot more thought is put into the gathering and presentation of the daily news and delivering it much more sensitively to its receivers/ users.
    3. Technological innovation and economic change have transformed the news industry to the extent where its original definition as public service no longer holds good.
    4. In order to win it back, the media should make full use of the tremendous power that the democracy has blessed it with.
    5. These included public good and social responsibility. But sadly, today, these have made way for a business target of commercial viability and a chase of viewership.Which of the following sentence should be the SIXTH after rearrangement?

    34(a)A (b) B (c) C(d) D (e) F

    1. Which of the following should be the THIRD after rearrangement?

    (a)A (b) E (c) D (d) F (e) Which of the following sentence should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
    (a)A (b) B (c) E (d) C (e) F

    1. Which of the following sentence should be the FIRST after rearrangement?

    (a)A (b) B (c) C (d) D (e) E

    1. Which of the following sentence should be the SECOND after rearrangement?

    (a)A (b) B (c) D (d) E (e) F   Directions (Q 39 – 40): Each question below has two blanks. Choose the set of words for each blank which fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole

    1. The once ______ district is gradually being ____ of its green cover.

    (a)  Remote, eroded (b)Arid, replenished (a)  Beautiful, devoid (b)Picturesque, depleted (c)  Lush, rob

    1. The New Year has _______ in good news for city hotels as most properties are ______ for the whole month.

    (a)  Brought, deserted (b)Ushered, packed (c)  Pushed, full (d)Steered, renovating (e)  Escorted, vacant   Answer sheet

    1. (e)
      1. (b) Only ‘thought’ from the options can be followed by ‘of’.
      2. (d)
      3. (a) ‘from’ can be used with ‘export’.
      4. (c) Confusion may be among ‘goods, clothes, machines’, but the passage talks about clothes industry in the first paragraph. So, ‘clothes’ is correct.
      5. (a) However ‘dreamt’ is also correct, but the following paragraph shows Tata’s deeds not dreams.
      6. (e)
      7. (b)
      8. (d)
      9. (c)
      10. (c)
      11. (c)
      12. (b)
      13. (a)
      14. (a) Always remember that ‘preferable’ is always followed by ‘to’.
      15. (d) ‘Some of the people’ will be used.
      16. (e)
        1. (a) ‘Guilty of’ will be used.
        2. (b) ‘Who’ will be used.
        3. (c) ‘Do not’ will not be used. After ‘unless’, ‘not’ and modal auxiliaries like will, can, could etc. are not used.
        4. (c) ‘is’ will be used.
        5. (b)     ‘sit     around’     is     the        correct

        combination. It means ‘without work’.

        1. (d) ‘favour’ will be used.
        2. (c) ‘when’ will be used in place of

        ‘then’.

        1. (a) ‘was’ will be used.
        2. (d) speaking French fluently is correct.
        3. (a) ‘was attempting’ will be used.
        4. (e) This question is an example of conditional     past.   Here   the construction of the sentence will be like – If + Past perfect, Subject + would have + v3.
        5. (a)
        6. (e)
        7. (c)
          1. (d)
          2. (e)
          3. (c)
          4. (d)
          5. (c)
          6. (d)
          7. (a)
          8. (d) use of ‘of’ makes it clear that the second word will be ‘devoid’ only.
          9. (b) If there is good news, it cannot be deserted or vacant. ‘steered in’ and ‘pushed in’ is not possible.