Directions (1-10): In these questions, sentences are given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.
Q.1 The Centre claims it would end up saving almost Rs. 22,000 crore in the financial years of 2014-15 and 2015-16 since launching its two-pronged approach on cooking gas subsidy — introducing direct bank transfers of the subsidy and asking ——– consumers to voluntarily give up theirs.
A. put off
B. best of
C. better off
D. put up
Ans- C (better off- in a more desirable or advantageous position, especially in financial terms. “the proposals would make her about £400 a year better off”)
Q.2 The audit has found that the saving from people —— giving up LPG subsidy and direct bank transfers adds up to less than Rs. 2,000 crore.
A. sub judice
Ans-D (voluntarily- of one’s own free will. “he voluntarily attended a police station”)
Q.3 The Modi government —— carrying out a high decibel campaign ‘GiveItUp’, calling upon consumers to give up their LPG subsidies.
A. has been
B. has be
C. had being
D. have being
Ans- A (present perfect continuous tense will be used)
Q.4 Man is essentially a ——- animal and tends to associate with others.
Ans-b (gregarious -of a person) fond of company; sociable.)
Q.5 Why do we always have to submit ————- his authority?
Ans-d (preposition ‘to’ is correct)
Q.6 The master assured her ……. Success in the examination.
Ans-a (‘assured of’ is correct phrase)
Q.7 The child was so spoiled by her indulgent parents that she became ————— when she did not receive all of their attention.
Ans-a (sullen- bad-tempered and sulky.)
Q.8 His directions to the driver were ——– and helped him to reach on time.
Ans- c (explicit- stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt. )
Q.9 The Completion of the railway line has been ——- owing to the worker’s strike.
Ans-a (off- is appropriate preposition here)
Q.10 the pilot was ——- injured, he died within half an hour.
Ans-b (fatally – in a manner resulting in death: mortally <fatally wounded>)