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Directions (1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering same of the questions.

            Rural development in India has witnessed several changes over the years in its emphasis, approaches, strategies and programmes. It has assumed a new dimension and perspective as a consequence. Rural development can be richer and more meaningful only through the participation of clienteles of development. Just as implementation is the touchstone for planning, people’s participation is the centerpiece in rural development. People’s participation is one of the foremost prerequisites of development process both from procedural and philosophical perspectives. For the development planners and administrators, it is important to solicit the participation of different groups of rural people, to make the plans participatory.

            Rural development aims at improving rural people’s livelihoods in an equitable and sustainable manner, both socially and environmentally, through better access to assets and services, and control over productive capital.

            The basis objectives of Rural Development Programmes have been alleviation of poverty and unemployment through creation of basic social and economic infrastructure, provision of training to rural unemployed youth and providing employment to marginal farmer/labourers to discourage seasonal and permanent migration to urban areas.

            Rural development is the main pillar of nation’s development. In spite of rapid urbanization, a large section of our population still lives in the villages. Secondly, rural India has lagged behind in development because of many historical factors. Though the 11th plan began in very favorable circumstances with the economy having grown at the rate of 7.7% per year in the 10th plan period, there still existed a big challenge to correct the developmental imbalances and to accord due priority to development in rural areas. Ministry of Rural Development is implementing a number of programmes aimed at sustainable holistic development in rural areas. The thrust of these programmes is on all –round economic and social transformation in rural areas through a muti-pronged strategy aiming to reach out to the most disadvantaged sections of the society.

            Although concerted efforts have been initiated by the Government of India through several plans and measures to alleviate poverty in rural India, there still remains much more to be done to bring prosperity in the lives of the people in rural areas. At present, technology dissemination is uneven and slow in the rural areas. Good efforts of organizations developing technologies, devices and products for rural areas could not yield high success. Experiences of many countries suggest that technological development fuelled by demand has a higher dissemination rate. However, in India, technology developers for rural areas have been catering to needs, rather than creating demand. There is no industry-linkage machinery to create demand-based-technology market for rural communities. Besides, there is also an imbalance between strategies and effective management programmes. Propagation of technology/schemes for rural development is slow there is a lacking in wider participation of different stakeholders. An ideal approach may, therefore, include the government, panchayats, village personnel, researchers, industries, NGOs and private companies to not only help in reducing this imbalance, but also to have a multiplier effect on the overall economy.

1).According to the passage, which of the following are the objectives of most Rural Development Programmers?

  1. To promote urbanisation
  2.  Provide training to youth
  3.  Reducing unemployment
  1. Only A and C
  2. Only C
  3. Only B and C
  4. All the three (A),(B) and (C)
  5. Only A

2).Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage?


  1. mitigation
  2. smoothing
  3. intensification
  4. outpouring
  5. comfortable

3).Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given bold as used in the passage?


  1. generation
  2. producing
  3. reproduction
  4. underdevelopment
  5. growth

4).What, according to the passage, is the most important factor of rural development?

  1. Alleviation of poverty and unemployment
  2. Employment to marginal farmers and labourers
  3. Participation of different groups of rural people
  4. Creation of basic social and  economic infrastructure
  5. None of these

5).Which of the following is true according to the passage?

  1. Urbanisation has resulted in a majority of Indian population living in urban areas.
  2. The economic growth of the 10th Five year plan did not translate into proportionate rural development.
  3.  The efforts of the Government of India for poverty alleviation have met with complete failure
  1. Only A and B
  2. Only C
  3. Only A and C
  4. Only B
  5. All the three (A),(B) and (C)

6). Which of the following is most nearly the SAME is meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage?


  1. yardstick
  2. periphery
  3. sensitivity
  4. weakness
  5. hurdle

7). According to the passage, what ails the process of technology-aided development in rural areas?

  1. Creation of demand for technology-aided development in rural areas is missing.
  2.  There is lack of participation of rural people in the process of technology-aided development.
  3. There is a dearth of appropriate linkages needed for bringing about technology-aided development.
  1. Only C
  2. Only B and C
  3. Only A
  4. Only A and B
  5. All the three (A),(B) and (C)

8).Which of the following can be the most suitable title for the passage?

  1. Technology in Rural India
  2. The Rural Indian Communities
  3. Rural Development-The Participative Way
  4. Rural India-Ignored by All the Stakeholders
  5. Rural Development-An Impossible Dream

9).What is the current status of the poverty alleviation programme initiated by the Government of India?

  1. Technology dissemination is uneven and slow in rural areas.
  2.  These still remains much more to be done to bring prosperity in the lives of the people in rural areas.
  3.  There is a lack of participation of different stakeholders.
  1. Only (A) and (B)
  2. Only (B) and (C)
  3. Only (A) and (C)
  4. All (A),(B) and (C)
  5. None of these

10).Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage?


  1. troubled
  2. unfair
  3. separated
  4. futuristic
  5. just


Directions (Q. 11-15): Find that part of the sentence which has a grammatical/idiomatic error. If there is no error, your answer will be (e). Errors of punctuation, if any, should not be taken into account.

11). Moment in which a)/ one takes refuge b)/ in tradition, c)/defeat is certain. d)/ No error e)

12). Galtskov, the sergeant, meets a medical assistant called Masha, a)/ takes her out to the woods, b)/ asked her to come fast near him c)/ and kisses her above a trench. d) / No error e)

13).Over 50 people was injure a)/ in two separate bomb explosions b) /in the vicinity c)/ of the Red Fort this evening. d)/ No error e)

14).The SP maintains that a)/ the boy was picked up from his house b)/ by the Army men c)/ and later died by gunshot wounds. d)/ No error e)

15).A device to avert train disasters a)/ will not remain a quixotic dream b)/ if the Railway Research Designs and Standards Organisation c)/ gives its nod. d)/ No error e)


Direction (16-20): In given sentences phrase is represented in bold which may be incorrect so you have to find the correct phrase in place of that if the phrase is correct in the given sentences than mark no correction required as your answer.

  1. The new relationship between the dollar and commodities continued into the first half of 2017; this time around, however, the dollar weak by as much as 5% while commodity prices dropped in tandem.

A)Weaken by

B)Weakened by

C)Has weaken by

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required.
  1. While we do not have evidence of who planned her murder, we has lots of evidence concerning those who celebrated and justified her murder.

A)Are having lots of evidence

B)Have lots of evidence

C)Have been having lots of evidence

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required.
  1. Finding the balance between India’s democratic ideal sand security interests is always proven to be hard when it comes to Myanmar.

A)Has always proven

B)Was always proven

C)Has always been prove

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required.
  1. While the world focuses on the devastating storms in South Asia and the US, it has timely to ask ourselves two broad, related questions.
  1. It was timely to ask
  2. It is timely to ask
  3. It has been timely to ask
  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required.
  1. While Thursday’s verdict brings closure to the case as far as the arrested accused are concerned, for the relatives and survivors of the terror incident, the case is far to closed.

A)far from closed

B)far to close.

C)Far of closed.

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required.

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