ENGLISH PRACTICE SET (Latest Pattern)
Directions (1-3): In each of the following questions, there are four sentences or parts of sentences that from a paragraph.Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then choose the most appropriate option.Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any
Q.1.(i)In one of the biggest merger in the telecom space, Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Group-promoted Idea Cellular on Monday announced the more-awaited amalgamation.
(ii)Idea Cellular in a regulatory filing on Monday said, its Board of Directors "have approved the scheme of amalgamation of Vodafone India Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary Vodafone
Mobile Service Limited by the company (Idea)."
(iii)Vodafone will own 45.1 per cent of the combined company, Idea said in a statement.
(iv)"The Aditya Birla Group will then own 26 per cent and has the right to acquire more shares from Vodafone under an agreed mechanism with a view to equalising the shareholdings over time," it added.
A.(i) and (ii)
B.(ii) and (iii)
C.(i) and (iv)
Q.2.(i)With the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorating by the day due to the resurgence of the Taliban, Russia has decided to convene a 12-nation meeting on Afghanistan on 14 April to review the progress in peace efforts in the battle-scarred nation.
(ii)Apart from the six nations ~ Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran ~ which had attended the meeting on Afghanistan held in Moscow in February, the United States and the five Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are expected to be invited to the 14 April 14 meeting, it is understood.
(iii)This will be the first time that the US would be present at such a meeting being hosted by Moscow, signaling the growing realisation that a solution to the Afghanistan crisis could not be found without the active involvement of its neighbours as well as the Western powers.
(iv)Afghan National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar, who was in New Delhi earlier this month, had informed his Indian interlocutors about Russia’s proposal to hold another round of peace talks on Afghanistan.Kabul is believed to have impressed upon Moscow the necessity of involving the US in the talks, considering the stakes that Washington has in Afghanistan.
A.(i) and (iv)
B.(ii) and (iii)
C.(i) and (iii)
Q.3.(i)The most ambitious indirect tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will soon be a reality. The Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved four Bills related to GST, paving the way for introduction and eventual passage of these laws by Parliament.
(ii)The Central GST Bill, the Integrated GST Bill, the Union Territory GST Bill and the GST (Compensation to the States) Bill were cleared by the Cabinet and are expected to be introduced in Parliament this week.
(iii)“With the Cabinet approval of these four Bills, the GST regime in India is in the final stages of culmination and the GST law will most likely be implemented from July 1, 2017. The above four Bills have been earlier approved by the GST Council after thorough, clause by clause, discussion over 12 meetings of the Council held in the last six months,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement after the Cabinet clearance.
(iv)“It is expected that the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax law will lead to a increase in gross domestic product (GDP) of the country by 1-2 per cent . This in turn will lead to the creation of more employment and increase in productivity,” it said.
A.(i) and (iii)
B.(ii) and (iv)
Directions (4-8)Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D),and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A.“President Tusk has said he expected there to be an initial response within 48 hours. We want negotiations to start promptly but it’s obviously right that the 27 have an opportunity to agree their position." he added.
B.The official proceedings for Brexit that UK will invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty will be done by letter, he said.
C.Britain’s envoy to the European Union, Tim Barrow notified the office of European Council President Donald Tusk of the plan early morning, spokesperson James Slack said.
D.Putting an end to all rumours and speculations, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson on Monday said the proceedings to start the Brexit process will officially begin on March 29.
E.After we trigger, the 27 will agree their guidelines for negotiations and the Commission’s negotiating mandate,” Slack said.
Q.4. Which of the following sentence should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
Q.5. Which of the following sentence should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
Q.6. Which of the following sentence should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
Q.7. Which of the following sentence should be the FOURTH after rearrangement?
Q.8. Which of the following sentence should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
Directions (9-10) In the following questions ,choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
Directions (11-12) In the following questions ,choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word
Q.1.A. (i)much awaited (ii)with the company should be used
Q.3.C.(iv) an increase in gross domestic should be used