1 .

Direction (Q. 1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
There is a complete reversal in the official stand on 2G scam. In an astonishing shift, Kapil Sibal has chosen to fly in the face of facts and mounted an attack on the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General. Sibal has come up with extrapolations and justifications to assert that there was no loss of revenue from the sale of 2G spectrum to favoured corporate houses. Not only the timing of Sibal's extraordinary assertion seems heavily loaded, what is more, whatever little was left of the government's credibility on the issue seems to have been put at stake. In one stroke, the minister has contradicted the CAG's observation that there indeed had been loss to the national exchequer. That the minister is surprised about the fact that the CAG findings were leaked could have been dealt with separately, and in a correspondingly smaller manner - by quietly ordering a probe. What is equally surprising is Sibal's argument on the government policy of underpricing spectrum allocation. He says spectrum was underpriced for the benefit of consumers. Haven't we heard this before? We just have to look at the tariff plans of operators with regard to 3G services to realise that the price one had to pay to get spectrum is not directly connected to the call rates. We don't know whose line is right. We just want the truth to come out. Let's not pass judgement before an official probe comes out with conclusive findings.

Name the issue that the passage deals with.

A.  The palmolern oil scam
B.  The Bhopal gas tragedy
C.  The black money deposited with Swiss banks
D.  None of these
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2 .

Who is the person whose statement the passage tries to scan ?

A.  Railway Minister Mukul Roy
B.  The Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni
C.  Ex-Telecom Minister A Raja
D.  Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal
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3 .

Which of the following led the author to write this passage ?

A.  Govts efforts to encourage mobile portability service
B.  An aggresive spread of 3G service
C.  Resignation of ex-telecom minister
D.  The criticism of CAGs report in relation to the 2G spectrum allocation
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4 .

Which of the following statements is/are true ?
A. There was no loss of revenue frcic rhe sale of 2G spectrum, according to Kapil Sibal.
B. Sibal's statement was forcibly backed by the government.

A.  A only
B.  B only
C.  Both A and B
D.  Either A or B
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5 .

Which of the following statements is/are correct in the context of the passage ?
A Sibal's stand caused mass applause in favour of the govt.
B. The minister found the CAG's report to be a result of personal rivalry.

A.  A only
B.  B only
C.  Both A and B
D.  None of these
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6 .

Direction (Q. 6-10): The following questions consists of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick up two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.

Government's popularity in India has_____________ to its lowest level.

(A) increased. (B) slumped (C)refurbished (D) declined (E)went (F) tarnished

A.  (A)and(E)
B.  (B)and(D)
C.  (E)and(F)
D.  (C)and(F)
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7 .

This book_____________ falls into the category of fictionalised autobiography.
(A) never (B) always (C) clearly (D) often (E) probably (F) reader

A.  (A)and(F)
B.  (B)and(F)
C.  (D)and(E)
D.  (C)and(E)
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8 .

The flight____________ got away four hours late.
(A) how (B) eventually (C)ever (D) moreover (E) ultimately (F) then

A.  (B)and(E)
B.  (A)and(D)
C.  (D)and(E)
D.  (A)and(C)
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9 .

If you want to become an IAS officer, you must read___________history.
(A) modern (B)old (C) ancient (D) recently (E) latest (F) current

A.  (A)and(B)
B.  (C)and(D)
C.  (D)and(A)
D.  (A)and(C)
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10 .

Many equipments become____________ almost as soon as they are made.
(A) frugal (B) imported (C) obsolete (D)dull (E)vein (F) useless

A.  (A)and(E)
B.  (E)and(F)
C.  (C)and(F)
D.  (B)and(E)
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