Quiz : Sample Solved Paper for General Awareness and English

General Awareness Questions with Answers 

Following are the Sample Questions for various competitive examinations. Answers are placed in end of the page.

 1. The Name of Abdul Karim Telgi is associated with:
(1) Oil for Food scam
(2) Stamp Paper scam
(3) Fodder scam
(4) MP LAD's Fund scam
(5) Shares scam


2. Match the following books with their authors:
(A) In Line of Fire (i) Pervez Musharraf
(B) My Name is Red (ii) Orhan Pamuk
(C) Call of Honour (iii) Sagarika Ghose
(D) Blind Faith (iv) Jaswant Singh
(1) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(2) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(3) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(4) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(5) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)


3. Consider the following statements about Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission:
(i) The budget for the scheme is approximately Rs 1000 crore.
(ii) It will cover 100 cities having population over one million.
(iii) It is aimed at infrastructure and the poor.

Which of the above is NOT true?
(1) (iii) only
(2) (i) and (ii) only
(3) (i) and (iii) only
(4) All (i), (ii) and (iii)
(5) None of the above


4. The Tarapore Committee Report is concerned with which of the following:
(1) SEZs (2) SBI (3) RBI (4) Exim policy (5) Capital A/c convertibility

5. Out of the following options regarding the Railway Budget announcements, 2006, which of these is

not true?
(1) Major railway stations will have ATMs and cybercafes
(2) Central budgetary support of nearly Rs 7500 crores
(3) AC fares brought down
(4) The railways generated resources worth Rs 13,000 crores internally
(5) Railway safety fund was Rs 100 crores


6. Afghan President Hamid Karzai was recently awarded:
(1) Indira Gandhi prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2005
(2) Gandhi Peace Prize, 2005
(3) Right Livelihood Award, 2006
(4) Nobel Prize for Peace, 2006
(5) Mother Teresa International Award, 2006


7. Which of the following has completed 50 years in 2006?
(1) HDFC (2) RBI (3) LIC
(4) BARC (5) SBI


8. Which of these matchings of recently appointed persons is not correct?
(1) A.K. Antony—Foreign Minister
(2) M.M. Singh—Chairman of Planning Commission
(3) Sureesh Mehta—Chief of Naval Staff
(4) M. Nair—Chief of ISRO
(5) N. Gopalaswami—Chief Election Commissioner


9. What is the 'Book of Life' related to?
(1) Book which received Booker prize, 2006
(2) A new book on zoology
(3) A comprehensive dictionary on various life-forms on earth.
(4) The Human Genome Project
(5) Peace efforts in various nations


10. Who was recently invited by the U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to deliver a lecture on poverty alleviation?
(1) Anil Ambani
(2) Lalu Prasad Yadav
(3) Swami Ramdev
(4) Atal Behari Vajpayee
(5) Pandit Ravi Shankar


11. Given below is the list of Forbes' powerful women and their fields/posts.:
(A) ICICI Bank (i) Sonia Gandhi
(B) Pepsico (ii) Lalita Gupte
(C) German Chancellor (iii) Indra Nooyi
(D) Congress Chief (iv) Angela Merkel
Which of these matchings is correct:
1. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
2. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
3. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
4. (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
5. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)


12. Considering the Tarapore Atomic Power Plant-3, which of these facts is TRUE?
1. It has 540 MW capacity
2. It is India's 3rd such plant
3. India's nuclear energy capacity now goes upto 3890 MW
4. It is situated in Maharashtra
(1) All the above are true
(2) 1, 2 only are true
(3) 1, 2, 3 are true
(4) 1, 3, 4 are true
(5) Only 3, 4 are true


13. On the basic needs of LPG and kerosene, approximately how much a cylinder and a litre, did the government subsidize in early 2006?
(1) Rs 220 and Rs 12
(2) Rs 250 and Rs 20
(3) Rs 300 and Rs 30
(4) Rs 180 and Rs 10
(5) None of the above


14. The per capita income in India is estimated by:
(1) Census Commission
(2) Central Bank
(3) RBI
(4) Joint Parliamentary Committee
(5) Central Statistical Organisation


15. The Health Ministry has planned to set standards of aerated water, following the controversy between the soft-drink giants and the
NGO, Centre for Science and Environment. What is the tentative period assigned for this?

(1) by December 2006
(2) by January 2007
(3) by August 2007
(4) by March 2007
(5) by December 2007


16. Roughly how many years has the economic liberalisation programme completed in India?
(1) 5 (2) 10 (3) 15 (4) 20 (5) 50

17. Which of the following is correctly matched?
1. Asit Biswas—Stockholm Water Prize
2. Chandrakanta—Vyas Samman
3. Devi Cherian—Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman
(1) 1 and 2 (2) 2 and 3 (3) Only 1 (4) Only 2 (5) 1, 2 and 3


18. Consider the following statements regarding India and tell which one is not correct:
(1) 2005 experienced a fall in total unemployment
(2) High Security Animal Disease Lab declared India free of bird flu
(3) ULFA chairman Arbinda announced a peace truce with the army
(4) The RBI praised SEZs for creating regional balance in the future
(5) None of these


19. Regarding the online population of India (accessing the internet), as in mid-2006, which of the following statements is true?
(1) There were approximately 18 million users
(2) The percentage increase over previous year was 20%
(3) India has the 2nd largest online population
(4) The population was measured for people aged 18 years or nmore
(5) None of these


20. NACP III can be designated as:
(1) National AIDS Control Programme
(2) National Adult Consultancy Programme
(3) National Air Craft Programme
(4) New Age Child Programme
(5) None of these


21. Match the following: State Rank according to no. of patent applications
(A) Delhi (i) 4
(B) Andhra Pradesh (ii) 2
(C) Tamil Nadu (iii) 1
(D) Maharashtra (iv) 3
(1) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(2) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(3) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
(4) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(5) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)


22. IAF's recent combat exercise on the Western front was:
(1) Garuda
(2) Gagan Shakti
(3) Vayudoot
(4) Sangha Shakti
(5) Varuna


23. Consider the following happenings/programmes:
I. D. Raju has been appointed for micro-division of reservation.
II. India will host International AIDS Conference, 2012.
III. Supreme Court upheld that State domicile was needed for contesting election to Rajya Sabha, from a State.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(1) Only I
(2) Only I and II
(3) Only II and III
(4) Only III
(5) All of the above


24. Recently France honoured an Indian with the officer de la legion d' honneur. The honour was bestowed on:
(1) Mukesh Ambani
(2) Amitabh Bachchan
(3) Sonia Gandhi
(4) M.M. Singh
(5) Aamir Khan


25. Match the sports events/terms:
(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy (i) Pankaj Advani
(B) Badminton (ii) Aparna Popat
(C) Shooting (iii) R.S. Rathore
(D) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (iv) Panjab University
(1) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(2) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(3) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(4) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
(5) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)


26. 'Kadima' political party is associated with which country?
(1) Turkey (2) Kazakhstan (3) S. Arabia (4) Israel (5) Pakistan

27. Arrange the following States in the descending order of the number of child labour—Bihar, M.P., Rajasthan, U.P.
(1) Bihar, U.P., M.P., Rajasthan
(2) U.P., Bihar, M.P., Rajasthan
(3) M.P. Rajasthan, U.P., Bihar
(4) U.P., Rajasthan, Bihar, M.P.
(5) None of the above


28. 'Dronacharya' award is associated with:
(1) Teaching (2) Peace (3) Science (4) Armed Forces (5) Sports Coaches


29. Ban Ki-moon, elected as next Secretary-General of the UN, belongs to:
(1) Philippines (2) Japan (3) China (4) South Korea (5) Thailand


30. Approximately what was the amount sent by NRIs to their fellowmen in India (in US $) in the year 2004?
(1) 10 B (2) 12 B (3) 16 B (4) 18 B (5) 22 B


31. The venue of the World Economic Forum Meet, 2006 was:
(1) Davos (2) Manila (3) Beijing(4) New Delhi (5) New York


32. With regard to 2006 Foreign Trade, which one of these is not true?
(1) total merchandise export in 2005-06 was nearly $ 100 B
(2) the government announced initiatives to promote exports
(3) there was realisation of potential in sports good and toys
(4) the growth in merchandise exports was almost 25%
(5) there was decrease in trade deficit


33. The Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in Februarym2006 guarantees a minimum how many days of employment in an year?
(1) 122 (2) 120 (3) 183 (4) 100 (5) 150


34. The 104th Constitutional Amendment Bill, deals with:
(1) Panchayati Raj System
(2) Reservation to SCs, STs and OBCs in educational institutes
(3) Sixth Pay Commission
(4) Better Schemes for the Girl Child
(5) Rural Employment Guarantee


35. 'Kalpana-I' is actually:
(1) INSAT-2B (2) METSAT (3) PSLV (4) EDUSAT (5) None of these


36. Approximately what per cent of the Indian population lives on
$ 1 or even less a day?

(1) 25 (2) 30 (3) 35 n(4) 27 (5) 22


37. The author of 'Snow' is:
(1) Javed Akhtar
(2) Enid Blyton
(3) Orhan Pamuk
(4) Jennifer Lopez
(5) Aishwarya Rai


38. The 10th five-year plan aims at an annual GDP growth rate of:
(1) 6% (2) 7% (3) 8% (4) 9% (5) 10%


39. The largest electronic company in India is:
(1) Videocon (2) Philips (3) National (4) TCL (5) BPL


40. The terms Grameen Bank and Microcredit are associated with:
(1) Manmohan Singh
(2) Mulayam Singh Yadav
(3) Bill Gates
(4) Aung San Su Ki
(5) Muhammad Yunus


41. In the year 2005, the per cent increase in Foreign Direct Investment in India was:
(1) 20 (2) 25 (3) 15 (4) 10 (5) 30


42. Which one is India's Ist LPG powered car?
(1) Tatan Indigo
(2) Tata Indica
(3) Maruti 800
(4) Maruti Alto
(5) Maruti WagonR Duo

43. What is the new monthly salary of an MP?
(1) Rs 16,000
(2) Rs 14,000
(3) Rs 12,000
(4) Rs 15,000
(5) Rs 13,000


44. Which State is planning to have a port in another State?
(1) Jharkhand
(2) Andhra Pradesh
(3) Uttaranchal
(4) Bihar
(5) Rajasthan


45. Who is the highest paid Indian brand ambassador?
(1) Saurav Ganguli
(2) Sachin Tendulkar
(3) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
(4) Yuvraj Singh
(5) Kapil Dev


46. The J.L. Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research was recently in the news because of:
(1) success in DNA coding
(2) Ist nano-technology lab in India
(3) ultra modern scientific courses in India
(4) international meeting of scientists
(5) None of these


47. Karvar, Sasan, Akaltara, Mudra and Ratnagiri are the sites proposed for:
(1) archaeological survey
(2) special economic zones
(3) ultra-mega power plants
(4) test sites for Indian missiles
(5) hydroelectric power projects


48. The purpose of designing MSCI indices is:
(1) to eliminate poverty from all the nations
(2) to encourage international trade
(3) to assist UNO in economic projects
(4) to study national incomes of various countries
(5) to measure stock market performances worldwide


49. New names were proposed for a few cities in South India. which of these is not correctly matched?
1. Bangalooru—Bangalore,
2. Mysooru—Mysore,
3. Pondichooru—Pondicherry
(1) Only 1 (2) 3 only (3) 2 only
(4) 1 and 2 (5) None of these


50. India's new Chief of Naval Staff is:
(1) Sureesh Mehta
(2) Piyush Pandey
(3) N. Gopalaswamy
(4) Pranab Mukherjee
(5) Pratyush Sinha


English Language Questions:

Directions (Qs. 51-65): Read the following passage and answer the questions below it. A few words are given in the bold form to help easy location while answering some questions.

To some extent, it is the nature of the intellect to narrow our vision and give it focus. Tragedy comes in when we forget this limitation and think the intellect can comprehend things as a whole. The intellect views the world through a slit. When a cat walks by, it observes the eye, then fur, and then the tail, and then it infers that the eye is the cause ofnthe tail, unless of course, the cat was walking backward. If this sounds absurd, some of the theories about biochemistry and behaviour use very similar reasoning. Nachiketa would object, "Man, why don't you open the door? That's just your black cat Frodo, pacing back and forth." But instead we usually get caught up in clarifying slit-information, even though without a larger view our conclusions may be entirely wrong. To make matters worse, we specialize. I am not against specialization per se but what often happens is that we do not even look through whole slit; we subdivide. My field is the upper part of the tail; yours is the lower. I might even forget about the eye and the fur. My main concern will be my debate with a colleague in Tokyo over whether hair on the tail grows up or down. If anybody asks how the eye fits in, I refer him to another researcher. After all, what have eyes got to do with geotropic hair growth?

Debates like this cannot be resolved on the slit level. What is required is to open the door; then argument becomes unnecessary. Once the door is opened, even a little, we will not quarrel over whose slit is correct or whether we should confine ourselves to the top of it or the bottom. As long as we see only part of the picture, logic and argumentation can never settle an issue. When the intellect becomes calm and clear, theory gives way to demonstration. It is not beyond our reach to see life whole. We have simply become so attached to this precious slit that we think there is no higher mode of knowing. After a while, we become so used to slits that we put on a special mask with just a hairline crack in front of the eyes. Try walking around wearing a mask like this and see what happens. Every little thing will fill your field of vision.

The intellect that sees only a small corner of life makes a very poor guide. We follow it like the blind led by the blind. I see this illustrated every day in the newspapers. To take just one urgent example, I have read that perhaps half a million scientists and engineers around the world are engaged in weapons research. I have no doubt that the vast mmajority of these people have no desire for war. They feel they are onlydoing a job, playing a small role in an inevitable activity. Nevertheless,this is not a defence industry, this is a half a million highly skilled menand women preparing for war. Producing and selling instruments of war is one of the biggest business in the world today. Even before the First World War, George Bernard Shaw caught the spirit of the industry in the character of undershaft in Major Barbara. Undershaft is no sinister "merchant of death". He is just a businessman, whose credo is to give arms to all who offer an honest price for them, without respect of persons or principles, to capitalist and socialist, to protestant and catholic, to burglar and policeman, to black man, white man and yellow man, to all sorts and conditions, all nationalities and faiths, all follies, all causes and all crimes. The defence-minded intellect might object, "That's unfortunate, but defence is necessary. Everybody has to have weapons, and somebody is going to sell them. Here is a business that is thriving". These sales", the merchant argue, "help supply allies who cannot produce needed equipment." Needed for what? Any school boy knows that weapons are needed by people in order to kill each other. From the evidence, we would have to conclude that death is a much more desirable goal than health, education, or welfare. Or, look at cancer. Many researchers today maintain that perhaps seventy to ninety per cent of all human cancers are caused by environmental agents involved in manufacturing and processing new products. Most of these substances are relatively recent additions to our environment. We made them, and we can cease to make them if we choose.Yet one way or another such substances appeal to us so much that life without them seems untenable. As a result, instead of trying to eliminate the causes of cancer, we pour millions of dollars into what one writer calls "the Vietnam of modern medicine": The Search for a Cancer Cure.

This kind of myopia is not a necessary fault of the intellect. Given a larger picture, the intellect can rise to the occasion. Then even if the Nobel Prize is dangled before its eyes, it will refuse to work at any project that is at the expense of life, but will give all its attention to matters of real urgency.


51. Which of these is true in context to the passage:
(1) humans are capable of unlimited applications of the mind
(2) whether the slit is small or large, conclusion is the same
(3) all researchers view through slit-like intellects
(4) it is not possible to view life as a whole
(5) the intellect is capable of adjustments


52. The passage is against:
(a) short-sightedness of the scientists
(b) the nature of the intellect
(c) narrowness of the intellect
(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) (a) and (b)
(4) (a) and (c)
(5) all (a), (b) and (c)


53. What should be the right approach for argumentation:
(1) to specialise in a particular field
(2) to study bio-chemistry
(3) sub-divide topics and research on them
(4) open the doors of the intellect
(5) leave attachment to our slits


54. According to the author, the intellect which sees a small corner of life, can:
(1) lead to scientific and engineering outcomes
(2) lead to follies and crimes
(3) race for better defence
(4) cause environmental pollution
(5) lead to harmful and unwanted results


55. What leads to cancer?
(1) pre-existing environmental pollutants
(2) man-made additions to environment
(3) tasty and good-looking things
(4) modern medicines
(5) None of the above


56. The difference between narrow and broad vision is:
(1) narrow vision leads to specialisations, while broad vision does not
(2) narrow vision leads to debates while broad vision easily settles them
(3) narrow vision leads to desire for war while broad vision leads to desire for defence sales
(4) narrow vision leads to greedy business while broad vision leads to fair salesmanship
(5) narrow vision leads to Nobel prizes and broad vision refuses them


57. In context to the passage, which one of these is false:
(1) weapons are needed by nations for money
(2) weapons are needed for security reasons
(3) a person with a broad intellect would not sell weapons to all
(4) the author is against specialisations
(5) scientists all over the world are preparing for war


58. The title to the passage can be:
(1) Disasters of science
(2) Nature of the intellect
(3) Intellectual misconducts
(4) Human debates
(5) Viewing life as a whole


59. The undershaft is:
(1) a very clever businessman
(2) an intellectual businessman
(3) an immoral character
(4) the major role in Major Barbara
(5) a blindly-led intellect


Directions (Qs. 60-62): In context of the above passage choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.

(1) crime (2) credit (3) business (4) job (5) management


(1) absorb (2) digest (3) guide (4) assimilate (5) understand


(1) falling to ground
(2) attracted towards earth
(3) touching the earth
(4) projected toward the earth
(5) None of these


Directions (Qs. 63-65): In context of the above passage choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the given word.


(1) blasting (2) accidental (3) certain (4) incidental (5) avoidable


(1) narrowmindedness
(2) broadmindedness
(3) shortsightedness
(4) evilsightedness
(5) hypermetropia


(1) probable (2) cured (3) unworthy (4) worthsome (5) pleasant


Directions (Qs. 66-70): In each of the questions below four sentences are given which are denoted by A, B, C and D. By using all four sentences, frame a meaningful para. Choose answer from the five alternatives given and the correct order of the sentences is your answer.


66. (A) India's patent authorities are at the centre of globalattention.
(B) India's patent law is equipped to drive out frivolouspatent seekers and to reward meritorious inventors
(C) If successful, Indian generic drug-makers may have topay royalties.
(D) As many MNC drug-makers have applied for patentsunder India's new product patent law
(1) ABCD (2) ADCB (3) BACD(4) DACB (5) CABD


67. (A) What's more, if you happen to be inching towardsretirement, your EMIs will be structured accordingly.
(B) Future credit may get customised.
(C) The next time you get a hike in your company, restassured your Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs) willgo up.
(D) EMIs will now be fixed according to your affordability.
(1) DCAB (2) BCAD (3) BCDA(4) ABCD (5) CBAD


68. (A) The Tax Return Prepares Scheme has been introducedrecently to help individuals file their income tax returns.
(B) According to this scheme, certain tax return prepareswill be specially trained.
(C) The aim is to ease the process of filing returns andreduce the cost for tax payers.
(D) However, individuals should carefully examine thisservice and its likely benefits.
(1) ABCD (2) ADCA (3) DABC(4) BACD (5) BCAD


69. (A) There is nothing more soothing to the mind, body andsoul than being on the beach front.
(B) That's what Archil, which buys bad loans, thinks.
(C) A little bit of business can also be thrown in such asetting.
(D) The ARC thought of the idea of organising a workshopon junk bonds in an exotic beach resort in Goa and hasroped in the Indian Bank's Association.
(1) DCAB (2) ABCD (3) DACB(4) ACBD (5) CBDA


70. (A) The financial markets in the country have provided awide array of such instruments.
(B) Doing business is all about managing risk.
(C) The profit and loss account is a reflection of the risk thatis dexterously handled by CFOs.
(D) Which have been seized with alacrity by the industry.
(1) BACD (2) ABCD (3) ACBD(4) DBCA (5) BCAD


Directions (71-80): In the following passage there are blanks.Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.


71 has marked man's 72 progress from 73 times. Modern medicine is built on the innovative 74 of scientists and physicians suchas Louis Pasteur. He 75 in a revolution in medicine by producing a 76against rabies in 1880. 77 with Robert Koch, Pasteur founded 78. There has been no 79 back 80 then.

71. (1) Discovery (2) Innovation (3) Reforms(4) Applications (5) Interests

72. (1) amazing (2) alluring (3) alarming(4) charming (5) exciting

73. (1) antique (2) mid-historic (3) recent(4) remote (5) prehistoric

74. (1) fantastic (2) dilemma (3) genius(4) brain (5) intellect

75. (1) ushered (2) projected (3) prospered(4) thrushed (5) brushed

76. (1) injection (2) medicine (3) antidote(4) vaccine (5) antibody

77. (1) Along (2) Also (3) Going(4) Working (5) Enjoying

78. (1) immunology (2) pathology (3) zoology (4) botany (5) bacteriology

79. (1) viewing (2) looking (3) seeing (4) peeping (5) hopping

80. (1) till (2) from (3) until (4) since (5) by


Directions (Qs. 81-90): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, five pairs of words are given. Find out the correct pair of words and fill in the blanks.


81. The world is ___ the way it is, because it is what we wanted to experience at some level of .
(1) wonderful, brightness
(2) perfect, consciousness
(3) famous, search
(4) okay, intelligence
(5) brilliant, dreams


82. The church of England has that it can't allow a multifaith ceremony for Prince Charles.
(1) decided, functional
(2) projected, wedding
(3) asserted, coronation
(4) ordered, birth
(5) allowed, dancing


83. The ___ are the poorest and most people in our cities.
(1) poor, helpless
(2) rural, hardworking
(3) workers, happy
(4) scheduled castes, strong
(5) homeless, vulnerable


84. Reform will not only help the U.N., but also contribute to stability in Asia.
(1) revitalise, geopolitical
(2) regenerate, economic
(3) ascend, social
(4) revolutionise, political
(5) charge, general


85. Feeling the of the higher power is an .
(1) value, dream
(2) emotions, theme
(3) presence, ecstasy
(4) absence, innocence
(5) acknowledgement, accomplishment

86. All the for a robust and sustainable growth are being putmin .
(1) ingredients, place
(2) factors, striding
(3) points, list
(4) component, consideration
(5) plans, favour


87. India is firmly in the of vote bank politics. So, the for job reservation for SC and ST in private sector will grow.
(1) gloves, greed
(2) grip, clamour
(3) hands, rush
(4) roots, need
(5) net, suicide


88. One of the secrets Gandhi gave us is that strength doesnot come from bone and muscle, it comes from an will.
(1) simple, inner
(2) straight, ironical
(3) wonderful, ideal
(4) tactical, iron
(5) magnificent, indomitable


89. If disasters and are the wake up call for a world that it has gone , then we are now in the position to acknowledge it to manifest
the world we desire to experience.

(1) peace, mad (2) wars, insane (3) famines, out (4) tragedies, troublesome (5) mishaps, trivial


90. Inner-faith harmony requires that there is both and among religions.
(1) value, esteem
(2) establishment, survival
(3) trust, respect
(4) harmony, co-operation
(5) co-existence, concord


Directions (Qs. 91-95): Each of the following questions consists of a sentence. Find out whether there is any error in it.The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is answer. If there is no error, mark 5 as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation).

91. (1) Neither of them (2) are coming here (3) to address this(4) large gathering. (5) No error.

92. (1) Hardly she finished (2) her duty when (3) the bell(4) started ringing. (5) No error.

93. (1) More private companies should (2) be permit to enter(3) into field of communication (4) to strengthen the network. (5) No error.

94. (1) Government should severely (2) punish the persons(3) involved in the (4) practice of female foeticide. (5) No error.

95. (1) Parents should ensure (2) and cultivate (3) reading habits between (4) their children. (5) No error.


Directions (Qs. 96-100):These questions are based on idioms.From among the options, choose the one that is closest inmeaning to the given idiom/phrase.

96. keep at an arm's length:
(1) keep a good distance
(2) keep closeness
(3) avoid involvement or friendship
(4) hate
(5) give a warm welcome


97. take the bull by the horns:
(1) invite danger from an enemy
(2) prepare for unwanted situation
(3) be full of vigour
(4) face boldly
(5) None of these


98. a dark horse:
(1) a person who is not good-looking but is very good at heart
(2) a person who is specially called for an event
(3) a person having a poor reputation
(4) a person whose past is mysterious
(5) a person who is quite less known


99. pour oil on troubled waters:
(1) create a nice scenery
(2) settle down a situation
(3) aggravate matters
(4) worsen a situation
(5) create an unfavourable situation


100. to drag one's feet:
(1) slow down deliberately
(2) lazy behaviour
(3) uninterested behaviour
(4) present opposition to someone
(5) move very quietly

General Awareness

1. (2) 2. (2) 3. (2) 4. (5)5. (5) Rs 1365 crores.6. (1) 7. (3)8. (1) .... Defence Minister.
9. (4) 10. (3) 11. (3)12. (4) ... 16th13. (1) 14. (5) 15. (2) 16. (3) 17. (5)18. (4) 19. (1) 20. (1) 21. (1) 22. (2)
23. (2) 24. (2) 25. (3)26. (4) ... major ruling coalition.27. (4) ... UP = 19 lakh (+).
28. (5) 29. (4) 30. (5) 31. (1)32. (5) ... (Increase, $ 25 B $ 39 B).33. (4) 34. (2) 35. (2) 36. (3) 37. (3)
38. (3) 39. (1) 40. (6) 41. (1) 42. (6)43. (1) 44. (1) 45. (2) 46. (2) 47. (3)48. (5) 49. (2) 50. (1)
51. (5) .... refer last few lines.
52. (4) .... refer Ist and last paragraphs.
53. (4) .... refer 2nd statement, para 2.
54. (5) .... refer last para and the main theme. Other options also followclosely.
55. (2) 56. (2) .... 2nd para. 57. (2) .. para 1. 58. (2) ... para 1, line 1 and subject theme. 59. (5) .... 2nd line, para 3.
60. (4) 61. (5) 62. (2) 63. (5) 64. (5) 65. (1) 66. (2) 67. (2) 68. (1) 69. (4) 70. (5) 71. (2) 72. (1) 73. (5) 74. (3)
75. (1) 76. (4) 77. (1) 78. (5) 79. (2) 80. (4) 81. (2) 82. (3) 83. (5) 84. (1) 85. (3) 86. (1) 87. (2) 88. (5) 89. (2)
90. (3) 91. (2) ... it should be 'is' instead of 'are'.
92. (1) ... hardly should be followed by had.
93. (2) ... 'permitted' instead of 'permit'.
94. (5) 95. (3) ... 'among' instead of 'between'.
96. (3)97. (4)98. (4)99. (4)100. (3)

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