Direction (Q. 1 - 5) : A number of sentences are given below, which when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order to form a coherent paragraph.
A. Earlier the only oddity associated with Tamil Nadu was its choice of film personalities as political leaders.
B. But if some of the recent events in Tamil Nadu are taken into account, it, too, does not appear to be too far behind.
C. Now, less savoury factors have joined this particular quirk to undermine the state's reputation.
D. Bihar is now almost unanimously regarded as representing the lowest point in the country's political life.
A Even though it is the first country to acquire nuclear weapons, others refused to acknowledge its prominence in the Islamic world.
B. Though it possesses one of the most professional armies in the Islamic world, it is never taken seriously by them.
C. Pakistan, therefore, seems to have thought that it can achieve its objective by acting and cooperating with the Taliban.
D. Pakistan has always had a grouse against the Islamic world.
A Torture ruins the victims both physically and mentally.
B. It is a serious violation of human dignity which can destroy the personality of any individual.
C Custodial torture often figures in the news these days.
D. They remain in a state of perpetual fear and horror whenever they remember their custodial agony.
A While on the one hand, the ravages of flood are taking their toll, on the other hand some parts are under the grip of a severe drought.
B. The stark irony is that while foodgrains are rolling in warehouses, people are starving due to lack of purchasing power.
C Truncated Bihar is reeling under a twin disaster.
D. Adding to the woes of the people is the utter lack of sensitivity being displayed by the government machinery.
A USSR was the first country to adopt it and had been successful in accelerating its rate of economic growth.
B. Now results are already before the world to decide about its success rate.
C. India also followed suit by adopting this technique with the second five-year plan.
D. This model has come to be recognised as a novel technique for the development of underdeveloped countries.
Direction (Q. 6 - 10) : Read each sentence to 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 the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (4). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q. 1) This is the time to further / 2) mould brinkmanship into dialogue / 3) to help creation of peace / 4) for the people of the region.