Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following eight sentences/groups of sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G) and (H) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) Both Ram and Sham realised their mistakes and were ashamed about what they had said.
(B) Vivek happened to overhear their conversation and was very angry with both of them for criticising the tree.
(C) Two friends, Ram and Sham, were seeking respite from the searing heat of the midday sun when they saw a huge leafy tree.
(D) “It’s a plain tree,” said his friend. “Don’t waste your time looking for fruits. It produces neither edible fruits nor good wood. It’s one of the most useless trees around.”
(E) “How can you say such a thing when you’re enjoying the shade of this beautiful tree at this very moment ?” snapped Vivek, unable to control his anger.
(F) They took shelter under the huge leafy tree and soon felt cool and refreshed.
(G) Busy belittling the tree, both Ram and Sham did not notice that another person, Vivek, was lying on the other side of the tree taking shelter.
(H) “What sort of tree is this? Does it produce edible fruits?” asked Ram.
- Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) E
4) F 5) G
- Which of the following should be the EIGHTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D
4) E 5) F
- Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) D 2) E 3) F
4) G 5) H
- Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) E
- Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) D 2) E 3) F
4) G 5) H
Directions (6-10): Five statements are given below, labelled 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Among these four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the theme of the passage.
Ques : 6
1) As per the National Youth Policy, 2014, all young persons in the age group 15-29 years constitute youth population which is a diverse group with varying needs, aspiration and requirements.
2) The youths as per 2011 Census comprise 28 per cent of the population contributing about 34 per cent of India’s Gross National Income (GNI).
3) There has been a decline in labour force participation rate for all age groups irrespective of gender and spatial destination.
4) The contribution of youth to the GDP can be increased by increasing their labour force participation and their
5) The need of the hour is to empower youth to achieve their full potential and to enable India to be the leader in supply to skilled labour force.
Ques : 7
1) As per the National Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Policy 2015, India needs to skill 110 million and reskill/upskill 290 million by 2022.
2) Therefore, mapping aspiration is critical for demand supply match and fulfilling economy requirement.
3) This mammoth task requires mobilising students and youth across regions for skilling.
4) The success of a skill training programme depends on how best we are able to mobilise.
5) In the current scenario, the mobilisation of a candidate is left to the training provider.
Ques : 8
1) The Indian Labour Market shows sectoral, gender and spatial diversity.
2) Labour market has a preponderance of informal employment (93 per cent) with just about 8 per cent working in the formal sector.
3) The training requirement of both sectors varies.
4) The poor division of labour in the informal sector points to lack of skill specialisation and on-the-job learning hampering productivity.
5) This may also call for migration support centres both in the source and the destination states.
Ques : 9
1) The later phase of liberalisation in India saw the generation of huge offshore opportunity for young talented Indians.
2) Rising production and labour cost in developed countries persuaded them to search for cheap alternatives and both Indian land and labour came in handy for their needs.
3) Indian ties with the United Kingdom have always been unprecedented.
4) Giant American technical companies hired cheap but equally talented Indian technocrats at half the price of American technocrats.
5) It benefitted the American companies by reducing their costs and increasing the profit.
Ques : 10
1) Yoga is popular worldwide now.
2) It has crossed the boundaries of region, religion, caste, creed and nationality.
3) It is well known worldwide because of its unique and specific role in promotion of health, prevention of illness and its therapeutic role in the management of various lifestyle-related disorders in an effective manner.
4) Yoga is also a spiritual discipline which focuses on bringing perfect harmony between body and mind.
5) The present era is known for technological advancement which made our life comfortable.