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Q 1.

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In the following item some parts have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R, S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence and select your Answer accordingly.

The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages not only among logistics and anthropologists (P) / with issues of cultural identity (Q) / is a matter of widespread concern (R) / but among all concerned (S).
The proper sequence should be

PSRQ

B

RQPS

C

RPSQ

D

QRPS

E

SPQR

Q 2.

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In the following item some parts have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R, S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence and select your Answer accordingly.

There is that the woman is a kitchen-maid and (P) / the traditional belief (Q) / an instrument of man's pleasure (R) / and a child-bearing machine (S).
The proper sequence should be

QPSR

B

RQPS

C

QSPR

D

RSPQ

E

PSRQ

Q 3.

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In the following item some parts have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R, S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence and select your Answer accordingly.

Violence even before she is born (P) / and can happen throughout a woman's life (Q) / against women (R) / takes many forms (S).
The proper sequence should be

RPSQ

B

PQSR

C

RSQP

D

SQRP

E

QPRS

Q 4.

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In the following item some parts have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R, S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence and select your Answer accordingly.

I saw two roads covered with the yellow (P) / directions in a forest (Q) / branching in two different (R) leaves of autumn (S).
The proper sequence should be

A

PQRS

B

PQSR

C

PRSQ

PSRQ

E

QSRP

Q 5.

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In the following item some parts have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R, S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence and select your Answer accordingly.

Feeling flattered by praise of the fox to the piece of cheese (P) / the crow began to crow (Q) / it held on its beak (R) / unmindful of what will / happen (S).
The proper sequence should be

A

SPRQ

B

QSRP

C

RSPQ

QSPR

E

PQSR

Q 6.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Whenever technology has flowered, it has put man's language-developing skills into overdrive
A. Technical and technoid terms are spilling into the mainstream almost as fast as junk-mail is slapped into e-mail boxes.
B. The era of computers is no less.
C. From the wheel with its axle to the spinning wheel with its bobbins, to the compact disc and its jewel-box, inventions have trailed new words in their wake.
D. "Cybcrslang is huge, but it's parochial, and we don't know what will filter into the larger culture" said Tom Dalzell, who wrote the slang dictionary Flappers 2 Rappers.
6. Some slangs already have a pedigree.

A

BCAD

CBAD

C

ABCD

D

DBCA

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence C is the only which makes sense as the 1st sentence because it is an example of the claim made in sentence 1 thus, consolidates it. Following it is B, which gives another category of example for sentence 1 and then is A which explains all this and the last is D, which is linked to sentence 6.

Q 7.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Until the MBA arrived on the scene the IIT graduate was king
A. A degree from one ofthe five IIT's was a passport to a well-paying job, great prospects abroad and, for some, a decent dowry to boot.
B. From the day he or she cracked the joint entrance exam, the IIT student commanded the awe of neighbours and close relatives.
C. IIT students had, meanwhile, also developed their own special culture, complete with lingo and attitude, which they passed down.
D. True, the success stories of IIT graduates are legion and they now constitute the cream of the Indian diaspora.
6. But not many alumni would agree that the IIT undergraduate mindset merits a serious psychological study, let alone an interactive one.

BACD

B

ABCD

C

DCBA

D

ABCD

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence 1 and B are linked as they refer to IIT graduates. Next comes A which refers to the degree from the IIT as well as its prospects, this is followed by C which is linked to D and sentence number 6 which are about the culture success stories and the IIT undergraduate mindset.

Q 8.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Some ofthe maharajas, like the one at Kapurthala, had exquisite taste
A. In 1902, the Maharaja of Kapurthala gave his civil engineer photographs of the Versailles palace and asked him to replicate it, right down to the gargoyles.
B. Yeshwantrao Holkar of Indore brought in Bauhaus aesthetics and even works of modern artists like Brancusi and Duchamp.
C. Kitsch is the most polite way to describe them.
D. But many of them, as the available-light photographs show, had execrable taste.
6. Like Ali Baba's caves, some of the palaces were like warehouses with the downright ugly next to the sublimely aesthetic.

A

BACD

B

BDCA

C

ABCD

ABDC

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence number 1 is followed by A as they both refer to the Maharaja of Kapurthala. Sentence B logically follows A as it is a particular example of the exquisite taste of a Maharaja. This is followed by D and then by C in a logical sequence before linking C to sentence number 6.

Q 9.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. There, in Europe, his true gifts unveiled
A. Playing with Don Cherie, blending Indian music and jazz for the first time, he began setting the pace in the late 70s for much of present-day fusion is.
B. John McLaughlin, the legendary guitarist whose soul has always had an Indian stamp on it, was seduced immediately.
C. Fusion by Gurtu had begun.
D. He partnered Gurtu for four years, and ' nurtured ' him as a composer.
6. But for every experimental musician there's a critic nestling nearby.

A

ABCD

B

BCAD

C

ADBC

ABDC

E

None of these

Explanation

The sequence ABDC stands out as the only logical sequence as A is directly links the sentence number 1 in which there is given the unveiling of the two gifts, this is followed by B, which gives the proper noun for the pronoun used in the first two sentence and then D and C logically follow as C is a logical sequence of D and both talk about Gurtu.

Q 10.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. India, which has two out of every five TB patients in the world, is on the brink of a major public health disaster.
A. If untreated, a TB patient can die within five years.
B. Unlike AIDS, the great curse of modern sexuality, the TB germ is air-borne, which means there are no barriers to its spread.
C. The dreaded infection ranks fourth among major killers worldwide.
D. Every minute, a patient falls prey to the infection in India, which means that over five lakh people die of the disease annually.
6. Anyone, anywhere can be affected by this disease.

CADB

B

BACD

C

ABCD

D

DBAC

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence C explains sentence number 1 and is followed by A which gives more details. D also gives more details and therefore, follows A whereas B links to sentence number 6 and comes before it thus, the logical sequence is CADB.

Q 11.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.
A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.
B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.
C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.
D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into component parts and instants, a stream of events.
6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.

A

ABCD

CBAD

C

BDAC

D

ABCD

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence C is the sequence of sentence number 1 as it explains the word salvation, this is followed by B which introduces Christianity and its principles about salvation which is the theme. Then is A, which compares Christian tradition and Buddhism which is the logical sequence of B. This is followed by D which precedes sentence number 6 in the sequence.

Q 12.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. The problem of improving Indian agriculture is both a sociological and an administrative one.
A. It also appears that there is a direct relationship between the size of a state and development.
B. The issues of Indian development, and the problems of India's agricultural sector, will remain with us long into the next century.
C. Without improving Indian agriculture, no liberalisation and delicensing will be able to help India.
D. At the end of the day, there has to be a ferment and movement of life and action in the vast segment of rural India.
6. When it starts marching, India will fly.

A

DABC

B

CDBA

C

ACDB

ABCD

E

None of these

Explanation

The only logical sequence that comes across is ABCD which can be explained in context of sentences between 1 and 6 which they appear, as each sentence follows to each other in a logical sequence and sentence D precedes sentence number 6. As the last part of D and the first part of sentence 6 refers to rural area.

Q 13.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.
B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.
D. To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, is a bit silly to start with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.

A

ABCD

BCDA

C

ABDC

D

CBAD

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence B follows sentence number 1, as B refers to the editors of the good literacy magazines given in sentence 1. C logically follows B which again refer to the editors and D directly links to the number of editors referred to in C. The last choice is A which is giving a different choice all together, however, it is in sequence with sentence number 6.

Q 14.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. It's the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media coverage in India.
A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.
B. Especially in its more recent romancing the -NRI phase.
C. Seldom does the price of getting there - more like not getting there - or what's going on behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.
D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture of confidence which comes from having arrived.
6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.

A

. ACBD

B

DABC

BDAC

D

ABCD

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence number 1 is logically followed by B as B refers to the NRI phase of the Indian expatriate in the US. This is followed by D explaining the expatriates and then by A which talks about the media image of NRIs and last by C which is altogether in a sequence before ending with sentence number 6.

Q 15.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.
A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the Festivals of India of the '80s' which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts.
B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture and a market came into being.
C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.
D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others around the country were made.
6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and the French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouse worth crores.

A

BCAD

B

DCBA

ACBD

D

CABD

E

None of these

Explanation

The first choice will be A as it follows sentence number 1 and then comes sentence C which is in sequence of A, explaining the reason for exports of Indian crafts. This is followed by B which mentions event that occurred alongwith those mentioned in C simultaneously in the same era. This will then be followed by D, which explains the fortunes being made by people dealing in Antiques.

Q 16.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Making people laugh is tricky.
A. At times, the intended humour may not simply not come off.
B. Making people laugh while trying to sell them something is a tougher challenge, since the commercial can fall flat on two grounds.
C. There are many advertisements which do amuse but do not even begin to set the cash thrills ringing.
D. Again, it is rarely sufficient for an advertiser simply to amuse the target audience in order to reap the sales benefit.
6. There are indications that in substituting the hard sell for more entertaining approach, some agencies have rather thrown out the baby with the bath water.

A

CDBA

B

DBAC

BADC

D

DCBA

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence number 1 and B are linked together through trying to make people laugh and then is followed by A which is one of the two grounds mentioned in B, this is then followed by D which is the second ground. The last choice is C which is an adequate precursor of sentence number 6.

Q 17.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Picture a termite colony, occupying a tall mud hump on an African plain.
A. Hungry predators often invade the colony and unsettle the balance.
B. The colony flourishes only if the portion of soldiers to workers remain roughly the same, so that the queen and the workers can be protected by the soldiers, and the queen and the soldiers can be serviced by workers.
C. But its fortunes are presently restored, because the immobile queen walled in well below ground level, lays eggs not only large enough numbers, but also in the varying proportions required.
D. The hump is alive with worker termites and solider termites going about their distinct kind of business.
6. How can we account for her mysterious ability to respond like this to events on the distant surface.

A

BADC

DBAC

C

ADBC

D

BDCA

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence D picturises the termite colony mentioned in sentence number 1 and thus, naturally follows it. This is followed by B which also explains a little bit about the colony and then is followed by A and lastly by C, which is linked to A through the restoration of balance that had been unsettled in sentence A.

Q 18.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. According to recent research, the critical period for developing language skills is between the ages of three and five and a half years.
A. The read-to child already has a large vocabulary and a sense of grammar and sentence structure.
B. Children who read in these years have a far better chance of reading well in school, indeed, of doing well in all subjects.
C. And the reason is actually quiet simple.
D. This correlation is far and away the highest yet found between home influences and school success.
6. Her comprehension of language is therefore is very high.

A

DACB

B

ADBC

C

ABCD

BDCA

E

None of these

Explanation

The most logical sequence in this is BDCA, as sentence B logically follows 1, referring to the ages of 3 and 5 14 years. This is followed by D which talks on the co-relation between developing language skills and the given age and then by C which gives the reason which has been explained in A.

Q 19.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. High-powered outboard motors were considered to be one of the major threats to the survival of Beluga whale.
A. With these, hunters could approach belugas within hunting range and profit from its inner skin and blubber.
B. To escape an approach ing motor, Belugas have learned to drive to the ocean bottom and stay there for up to 20 minutes, by which time the confused predator has left.
C. Today however, even with much more powerful engines, it is difficult to come close because the whales seem to disappear suddenly just when you thought you had them in your sights.
D. When the first outboard engines arrived in the early 1930's, one came across 4 and 8 HP motors.
6. Belugas seem to have used their well- known sensitivity to noise to evolve an 'avoidance' strategy to outsmart hunters and their powerful technologies.

DACB

B

CDAB

C

ADBC

D

BDAC

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence D explains the kind of outboard engines mentioned in sentence number 1 and thus, logically follows sentence number 1. This is followed by A, which explains why these motors are a major threat and then by C, which talks ofthe situation today. The last part of the logical sequence is B, which explains why the Belugas cannot be found even with outboard motors having more powerful engines.

Q 20.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. The reconstruction of history by post-revolutionary science texts involve more than a multiplication of historical misconstructions.
A. Because they aim quickly to acquaint the student with the contemporary scientific community thinks it knows textbooks treat the various experiments, concepts, laws and theories of the current normal science as separately and as nearly seriatim as possible.
B. Those misconstruction render revolutions invisible; the arrangement of the still visible material in science texts implies a process that, if it existed, would deny revolutions a functions.
C. But when combined with the generally unh istorical air of science writing and with the occasional systematic misconstruction, one impression is likely to follow.
D. As pedagogy this technique of presentation is unexceptionable.
6. Science has reached its present state by series of individual discoveries and inventions that, when gathered together, constitute the modern body of technical knowledge.

BADC

B

ADBC

C

DACB

D

CBDA

E

None of these

Explanation

Both sentence B and sentence number 1 refer to historical mis-constructions, thus, sentence B follows the sentence number 1. This is followed by A, which explains B and then by D, which talks about the theory of teaching. Lastly, the sentence in the logical sequence is C, which talks about the impression which is most likely to follow in pedagogy is combined with the generally unhistorical air of science writing and occasional systematic misconstruction.

Q 21.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Security inks exploit the same principle that causes the vivid and constantly changing colours of a film of oil on water.
A. When two rays of light meet each other after being reflected from these different surfaces, they have each traveled slightly different distances.
B. The key is that the light is bouncing off two surface, that of the oil and that of the water layer below it.
C. The distance the two rays determines which wavelengths, and hence colours, interfere constructively and look bright.
D. Because light is an electromagnetic wave, the peaks and troughs of each ray then interfere either constructively, to appear bright, or destructively, to appear dim.
6. Since the distance the rays travel changes with the angle as you look at the surface, different colours look bright from different viewing angles.

A

ABCD

BADC

C

BDAC

D

DCAB

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence B is the first choice as it explains the principle given in sentence number 1, this is followed by A which further clarifies it and then by D, which is again a further clarification of the principle and last is C, which is the logical conclusion of the principle.

Q 22.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Commercially reared chicken can be unusually aggressive, and are often kept in darkened sheds to prevent them pecking at each other.
A. The birds spent far more of their time - up to a third -pecking at the inanimate objects in the pens, in contrast to birds in other pens which spent a lot of time attacking others.
B. In low light conditions, they behave less belligerently, but are more prone to opthalmic disorders and respiratory problems.
C. In an experiment, aggressive head-pecking was all but eliminated among birds in the enriched environment.
D. Altering the birds' environment, by adding bales of wood-shavings to their pens, can work wonders.
6. Bales could diminish aggressiveness and reduce injuries; they might even improve productivity, since a happy chicken is a productive chicken.

A

DCAB

B

CDBA

C

DBAC

BDCA

E

None of these

Explanation

In sentence B, the low light conditions refer to the darken sheds in sentence number 1, thus, sentence B follows sentence number 1. A logical sequence to it is D and then it is followed by C, which talks about the enriched environment of bales of wood-shavings mentioned in D. The last choice is A which gives the conclusion of adding the bales of wood.

Q 23.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. The concept of a 'nation-state' assumes a complete correspondence between the boundaries of the nation and the boundaries of those who live in a specific state. (CAT2000)
A. Then there are members of national collectivities who live in other countries, making a mockery of the concept.
B. There are always people living in particular states who are not considered to be (and often do not consider themselves to be) members of the hegemonic nation.
C. Even worse, there are nations which never had a state or which are divided across several states.
D. This, of course has been subject to severe criticism and is virtually everywhere a fiction.
6. However, the fiction has been, and continues to be, at the basic nationalist ideologies.

DBAC

B

ABCD

C

BACD

D

DACB

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence D follows sentence number 1 as it talks about criticism of the statement given in sentence number 1. B follows it, which talks of the people living in particular states, not members of the nation state or hegemonic nation. This is followed by A and then by C, which is a culmination of the different types of states mentioned.

Q 24.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. In the sciences, even questionable examples of research fraud are harshly punished. (CAT2000)
A. But no such mechanism exists in the humanities-much of what humanities researchers call research does not lead to results that are replicable by other scholars.
B. Given the importance of interpretation in historical and literary scholarship, humanities researchers are in a position where they can explain away deliberate and even systematic distortion.
C. Mere suspicion is enough for funding to be cut off; publicity guarantees that careers can be effectively ended.
D. Forgeries which take the form of pastiches in which the forger intersperses fake and real parts can be defended as mere mistakes or aberrant misreading.
6. Scientists funding data have no such defences.

A

BDCA

B

ABDC

CABD

D

CDBA

E

None of these

Explanation

CABD comes across the most logical sequence as the four sentences follow each other in a sequence. The sentence C talks about the cut off funding for research as given in sentence 1, followed by sentence A which explains that no such funds are cut in humanity, this is followed by B which is an explanation of A and then is followed by D, which is the perfect precursor to sentence number 6.

Q 25.

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Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 & 6 to form a logical reference of the six sentences.
1. Horses and communism were, on the whole, a poor match.
A. Fine horses bespoke the nobility the party was supposed to despise.
B. Communist leaders, when they visited villages, preferred to see cows and pigs.
C. Although a working horse was just about tolerable, the communists were right to be wary.
D. Peasants from Poland to the Hungarian Pustza preferred their horse to party dogma.
6. "A farmer's pride is his horse; his cow may be thin but his horse must be fat," went a Slovak saying.

A

ACDB

B

DBCA

ABCD

D

DCBA

E

None of these

Explanation

Sentence A is the first choice as it shows why horses and communism were a poor match, this is followed by B which shows the result of the poor match of horses and communism. Then is followed by C and then by D of which, sentence number 6 is a natural extension.