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1. The prevention of accidents makes it necessary that not only safety devices be used to guard exposed machinery but also that mechanics be instructed about safety rules which they must follow for their own protection and that lightening in the plant be adequate.
This paragraph best supports the statement that industrial accidents
  • 1) are always avoidable
  • 2) cannot be entirely overcome
  • 3) may be due to ignorance
  • 4) can be eliminated with the help of safety rules
  • 5) safety rules are more strictly followed in Europe

2. The state administration banned gathering at any place in the city during the period of visit of foreign dignitaries.
Which of the following assumptions is/are implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
  • 1) It is violating the right to freedom of a citizen. In free India, people may gather at any place.
  • 2) Many people may ignore the prohibitory orders and gather to get a glimpse of the dignitaries.
  • 3) People may avoid gathering at any place in the city during the visit of foreign dignitaries to the city.
  • 4) People will start protesting against such unnecessary anti-democratic decisions.
  • 5) The state administration may take its decision back.

3. In a recent incident, at least 25 people were killed and many other injured when a bus fell into a river near a bridge.
Which of the following is/are an effective step in order to avoid such an incident in future?
A) All the buses should be advised to follow other routes.
B) The protection walls of the bridge should be made strong enough to avoid such accidents.
C) On moral grounds, the transport minister should resign from his post.
D)The bus driver should be arrested immediately to make necessary enquiry.
  • 1) Only A and B
  • 2) Only B and C
  • 3) Only C and D
  • 4) Only A and D
  • 5) Only B and D

4. Diesel automobiles, for the first time ever, surged ahead of petrol models in terms of sales in December last year.
Which of the following can be the probable cause of the above phenomenon?
  • 1)The available diesel models are more beautiful than the petrol ones.
  • 2)Buying diesel cars is now in fashion.
  • 3)Petrol prices have risen considerably during last few months.
  • 4) Most of the car brands are not interested in selling petrol models.
  • 5) None is a reasonable cause

5. The World Food Summit in Geneva was on the verge of becoming a fiasco on its opening day when western countries stayed away, prompting accusations of undifference to the fate of the malnourished and starving people because the third world countries send civil servants and ministers rather than prime ministers and presidents.
Which of the following assumptions is/are implicit from the above passage? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
I. A meaningful outcome can be obtained only when people in power attend the summit.
II. Prime ministers and presidents are more efficient than ministers and civil servants.
III. Prime ministers and presidents enjoy more power than ministers and civil servants.
  • 1) Only I and II
  • 2) Only II and III
  • 3) Only I and III
  • 4) Either I or II
  • 5) None of these

6. Without an active cooperation between the proprietor and the employees of the mill, it cannot remain a profitable concern for long.
Which of the following can be an effective step to maintain profitability for long?
(A)The workers should be asked to cooperate with the owners.
(B)The mill should be closed down.
(C)The owner should be asked to cooperate with the employees.
  • 1) Only (A) and (B)
  • 2) Only (B) and (C)
  • 3) Only (A) and (C)
  • 4) All (A), (B) and (C)
  • 5) None of these

7. Since it is possible that the substance contained in certain trees’ roots may provide a cure for ‘Bird Flu’, the govt must provide sufficient fund to allow thorough testing of this possibility.
Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
  • 1)A cure for ‘Bird Flu’ would be extremely valuable for the society.
  • 2)Substance contained in certain trees’ roots will probably cure ‘Bird Flu’.
  • 3)The possibility of finding a cure is a sufficient reason for funding research for possible ‘Bird Flu’ cures.
  • 4)The govt is the only possible source of funds for the said research.
  • 5)The time of research mentioned offers at present the most promising possibility for finding a cure for ‘Bird Flu’

8. One of the warmest winters on record has put consumers in the mood to spend money. Spending is likely to be the strongest in thirteen years. During the month of February, sales of existing single-family homes hit an annual record rate of 4.75 million.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
  • 1)there are about four million homes for sale during the month of February.
  • 2)more people buy homes in the month of February than in any other month.
  • 3)during the winter months, the prices of single-family homes are the lowest.
  • 4)warm winter weather is likely to affect the rate of sales of home.
  • 5)None of these

Directions (Q. 9-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
More than a decade of erosion in budgetary support from the Union Government has seriously affected Indian Railways’ capacity to finance its plan expenditures. The situation has come to a pass where the railways must now think of innovative ways to get longer mileage from its investments. Significantly, the resource crunch has had grievous impact on the railways. As a result, it will not be in a position to acquire necessary equipment and this will seriously affect the railways’ capacity to serve the needs of the economy in future.
  • (A)Railways had so far believed in traditional ways of generating income.
  • (B)Government wants to shift its priority from railways to other areas.
  • (C)During the current plan period, the Railways will be able to expand its network significantly.
  • (D)The fiscal position of railways in the earlier plan period was better than that in the current plan  period.

9.Which of the following statements (A), (B), (C) and (D) is definitely true in the context of the given paragraph?
  • 1) Only (A)
  • 2) Only (D)
  • 3) Both (A) and (D)
  • 4) Both (A) and (C)
  • 5) None of these

10.Which of the following statements (A), (B), (C) and (D) is definitely false in the context of the given paragraph?
  • 1) Only (A) and (C)
  • 2) Only (B)
  • 3) Only (C)
  • 4) Only (A) and (B)
  • 5) None of these


Answers 

  1. 4
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 3
  5. 3
  6. 3
  7. 3
  8. 4
  9. 3
  10. 2



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