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Directions (Q.1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • (A) If it is going to take months, it would result in a lot of hardship to the poor.
  • (B) The scheme also entails additional workload for the PDS shopkeeper or the gas agency who have to maintain massive records.
  • (C) The Government’s proposal to introduce cash transfers in the case of all subsidies may be welcome as it is expected to directly reach the target population.
  • (D) I am not aware of the government fixing any timeline for release of the subsidy.
  • (E) But I am not sure whether a detailed study has been undertaken on the modalities of implementing such a mammoth scheme.
  • (F) The poor would have to incur the full cost of the gas cylinder or PDS supplies and rely on the benevolence of the government machinery.


1. Which of the following sentences will come SECOND after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) C
4) E
5) D

2. Which of the following sentences will come THIRD after rearrangement?
1) A
2) D
3) B
4) C
5) F

3. Which of the following sentences will come LAST after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) D
4) E
5) C

4. Which of the following sentences will come FIRST after rearrangement?
1) F
2) E
3) C
4) B
5) D

5. Which of the following sentences will come FIFTH after rearrangement?
1) D
2) A
3) B
4) C
5) F
Directions (Q. 6-10): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
6. The chairman of the Press Council of India has ________ the minister to suppress the activities of hooligans or police personnel who violate the fundamental rights of citizens.
(A) asked
(B) regulated
(C) warned
(D) charged
(E) approved
(F) organised
  • 1) (A) and (B)
  • 2) (B) and (E)
  • 3) (D) and (F)
  • 4) (A) and (C)
  • 5) (C) and (F)

7. The State Bank of India is evaluating the ________ of utilising the point-of-sale (PoS) terminals to accept remittances towards utility bills.
(A) rule
(B) prospects
(C) limit
(D) extension
(E) scope
(F) form
  • 1) (E) and (F)
  • 2) (B) and (E)
  • 3) (C) and (D)
  • 4) (B) and (E)
  • 5) (D) and (E)

8. Ashok Leyland has reported a 36 per cent ________ in its commercial vehicles sales.
(A) less
(B) increase
(C) wane
(D) diminish
(E) aid
(F) drop
  • 1) (A) and (B)
  • 2) (B) and (D)
  • 3) (B) and (F)
  • 4) (C) and (E)
  • 5) (E) and (F)

9. Forex dealers said some capital inflows and a weak dollar overseas helped the rupee make an attempt to ________ its fall.
(A) prohibit
(B) arrest
(C) protect
(D) inhibit
(E) continue
(F) check
  • 1) (A) and (C)
  • 2) (B) and (D)
  • 3) (D) and (E)
  • 4) (E) and (F)
  • 5) (B) and (F)

10. The British software engineer who sent the world’s first text message twenty years ago said that he was ________ at how the technology had developed.
(A) astonished
(B) ashamed
(C) mesmerised
(D) hurt
(E) amazed
(F) questioned
  • 1) (A) and (E)
  • 2) (B) and (F)
  • 3) (C) and (D)
  • 4) (A) and (C)
  • 5) (D) and (F)



Answers :-

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

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