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Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following sentences in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The US President has also hinted that at some point India, Iran, Russia and Turkey will have to come together to contribute in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

(B) President Donald Trump has indicated a shift in its Afghanistan policy by announcing that the US will always have “somebody there”.

(C) All these remarks have come at a time when the US is negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, using Pakistan’s mediation.

(D) Trump now says US forces will not completely withdraw from Afghanistan, even as ending America’s longest war was one of his campaign promises in the last presidential elections.

(E) The dynamic emerging from the region, after partial withdrawal of US troops, will demand new thinking among policy makers in New Delhi.

Q1. What should be the Last sentence of the sequence?

(a) D

(b) E

(c) B

(d) A

(e) C

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Going through the given sentences, it can be seen that (A) and (C) cannot be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the use of ‘also’ and ‘all these’ from which it can be implied that there must be some sentence before them. Also, (D) cannot be the first sentence because of the use of ‘now’ from which we can infer that Mr. Trump must have made some statement earlier. So, from the remaining two (B) will be the first sentence in arrangement because in sentence (E) there is mention of ‘partial withdrawal’ which is discussed in sentence (D). Now the second sentence in the arrangement will be (D) because in the first sentence there is mention of shift in Afghanistan policy of US and that shift is highlighted in (D). Next in the arrangement will be (A) as can be seen from the use of ‘also’ which means it is adding further information to the proposed changes of US policy, this then will be followed by (C) as can be seen from the use of ‘all these remarks’ which are mentioned in preceding sentences. Last sentence in the arrangement will be (E) which is discussing about the appropriate course of action which New Delhi should take due to these changes in the region. So, the correct arrangement will be BDACE. Hence, the correct answer choice is (b)

Q2. What should be the FOURTH sentence of the final sequence?

(a) E

(b) C

(c) B

(d) F

(e) A

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Going through the given sentences, it can be seen that (A) and (C) cannot be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the use of ‘also’ and ‘all these’ from which it can be implied that there must be some sentence before them. Also, (D) cannot be the first sentence because of the use of ‘now’ from which we can infer that Mr. Trump must have made some statement earlier. So, from the remaining two (B) will be the first sentence in arrangement because in sentence (E) there is mention of ‘partial withdrawal’ which is discussed in sentence (D). Now the second sentence in the arrangement will be (D) because in the first sentence there is mention of shift in Afghanistan policy of US and that shift is highlighted in (D). Next in the arrangement will be (A) as can be seen from the use of ‘also’ which means it is adding further information to the proposed changes of US policy, this then will be followed by (C) as can be seen from the use of ‘all these remarks’ which are mentioned in preceding sentences. Last sentence in the arrangement will be (E) which is discussing about the appropriate course of action which New Delhi should take due to these changes in the region. So, the correct arrangement will be BDACE. Hence, the correct answer choice is (b)

Q3. What should be the FIRST sentence of the final sequence?

(a) E

(b) D

(c) B

(d) F

(e) A

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Going through the given sentences, it can be seen that (A) and (C) cannot be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the use of ‘also’ and ‘all these’ from which it can be implied that there must be some sentence before them. Also, (D) cannot be the first sentence because of the use of ‘now’ from which we can infer that Mr. Trump must have made some statement earlier. So, from the remaining two (B) will be the first sentence in arrangement because in sentence (E) there is mention of ‘partial withdrawal’ which is discussed in sentence (D). Now the second sentence in the arrangement will be (D) because in the first sentence there is mention of shift in Afghanistan policy of US and that shift is highlighted in (D). Next in the arrangement will be (A) as can be seen from the use of ‘also’ which means it is adding further information to the proposed changes of US policy, this then will be followed by (C) as can be seen from the use of ‘all these remarks’ which are mentioned in preceding sentences. Last sentence in the arrangement will be (E) which is discussing about the appropriate course of action which New Delhi should take due to these changes in the region. So, the correct arrangement will be BDACE. Hence, the correct answer choice is (c)

Q4. What should be the SECOND sentence of the sequence?

(a) E

(b) D

(c) B

(d) F

(e) A

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Going through the given sentences, it can be seen that (A) and (C) cannot be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the use of ‘also’ and ‘all these’ from which it can be implied that there must be some sentence before them. Also, (D) cannot be the first sentence because of the use of ‘now’ from which we can infer that Mr. Trump must have made some statement earlier. So, from the remaining two (B) will be the first sentence in arrangement because in sentence (E) there is mention of ‘partial withdrawal’ which is discussed in sentence (D). Now the second sentence in the arrangement will be (D) because in the first sentence there is mention of shift in Afghanistan policy of US and that shift is highlighted in (D). Next in the arrangement will be (A) as can be seen from the use of ‘also’ which means it is adding further information to the proposed changes of US policy, this then will be followed by (C) as can be seen from the use of ‘all these remarks’ which are mentioned in preceding sentences. Last sentence in the arrangement will be (E) which is discussing about the appropriate course of action which New Delhi should take due to these changes in the region. So, the correct arrangement will be BDACE. Hence, the correct answer choice is (b)

Q5. What should be the THIRD sentence of the sequence?

(a) E

(b) D

(c) B

(d) F

(e) A

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Going through the given sentences, it can be seen that (A) and (C) cannot be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the use of ‘also’ and ‘all these’ from which it can be implied that there must be some sentence before them. Also, (D) cannot be the first sentence because of the use of ‘now’ from which we can infer that Mr. Trump must have made some statement earlier. So, from the remaining two (B) will be the first sentence in arrangement because in sentence (E) there is mention of ‘partial withdrawal’ which is discussed in sentence (D). Now the second sentence in the arrangement will be (D) because in the first sentence there is mention of shift in Afghanistan policy of US and that shift is highlighted in (D). Next in the arrangement will be (A) as can be seen from the use of ‘also’ which means it is adding further information to the proposed changes of US policy, this then will be followed by (C) as can be seen from the use of ‘all these remarks’ which are mentioned in preceding sentences. Last sentence in the arrangement will be (E) which is discussing about the appropriate course of action which New Delhi should take due to these changes in the region. So, the correct arrangement will be BDACE. Hence, the correct answer choice is (e).

Directions (6-8): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The alphabet corresponding to that part is your answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q6. The President conveyed (A)/ the importance at reducing (B)/ tensions between India and Pakistan(C)/ and maintaining peace in the region (D)/ No error

(a) D

(b) A

(c) B

(d) C

(e) No Error

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The error lies in part (B) of the given sentence. The use of ‘at’ here is incorrect because ‘at’ is used to indicate a place, to refer a time, to indicate one’s activity. Instead it should be ‘of’ which is used to indicate relating to, belonging to, to indicate reference, to specify the number or an amount. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (c)

Q7. Any decision to challenge (A)/ the final National Register of Citizens (B)/ through the legislative route (C)/ could be discuss in future(D)/ No error.

(a) D

(b) A

(c) B

(d) C

(e) No Error

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The error lies in part (D) of the given sentence. Use of ‘discuss’ here is incorrect instead it should be ‘discussed’ because the sentence is in passive voice and in passive voice is used in the form of  ‘ be + V3. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (a).

Q8. The Supreme Court has, (A)/ in the past fortnight, (B)/ twice rejected the State’s and (C)/ the Home Ministry’s plea for re-verification (D)/ No error

(a) D

(b) A

(c) B

(d) C

(e) No Error

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. There is no error in the given sentence. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (e)

Directions (9-10): In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which try to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence

Q9. The crowd backed away when the man pulled a knife.

(a) got scared

(b) supported

(c) retreated

(d) pushed

(e) None of these.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Backed away means Retreat or go backwards. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (c).

Q10. As historical materials, the two biographies bear out the fact that Pearl Buck was an American descendant, having an American cultural background.

(a) rubbished

(b) confirmed

(c) revoked

(d) dismissed

(e) None of these.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Bear out means confirm that something is correct. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (b)

 

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