Directions (Q. 1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. These are testing times for students, particularly those aspiring for admission into the IITs. The HRD ministry's proposal to make students sit for a common entrance test for all IITs, NITs and IIITs has given rise to a national controversy. Besides undermining. The antonomy of individual instituations to conduct their own entrace exams and ensuring standards of admission, the move will also add to the pressure on students who already have to face a slew of stringent test s before they can gain entry into one of these highly regarded institutions. Its not just engineering or medical or business adminsitration colleges that are tough to get into. Almost all Indian colleges worth their names have test results of 90% and above as the qualifying requirement for admission. Which is why average students from affiuent families have no option but to apply to foeign universities which have lower entrance standards. Students apart, India's increasingly competitive socieity imposes a series of tests on everyone. In many if not most fields, there are periodic evaluation to ensure that members of the profession are up to date with the latest developments in their discipline. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, pilots, bureauarats all have to pass a series of tests before they can engage in their lines of work.
1.Which of the following statements is true in the context of the passage?
1) It's one of the paradoxes of democracy.
2) Doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, airline pilots, bureauarats all have to pass a series of tests before they can engage in their lines of work.
3) All of whom had to prove through repeated tests.
4) They don't have to face stringent tests before they can gain entry into one of these highly regarded institutions.
5) None of these
2. What's the criteria for admission in highly regarded institutions?
1) should have test results of 90% and above
2) should have at least 60% in test
3) should have a mark minimum pass
4) no criteria at all
5) None of these
3. Which type of evaluation is required to ensure that members of the profession are up to date with the latest developments in their disciplines?
1) Half yearly evaluation
2) annual evaluation
3) Periodic evaluation
4) Physical evaluation
5) None of these
4. Common entrance test is proposed for which of the following institutions by the ministry of HRD.
1) Only for professional institutions
2) Only for reputed professional institutions.
3) For all IITs, NITs, and IIITs
4) Only engineering or medical or business administration colleges 5) None of these
5. Suggest a suitable title for the passage.
1) Aptitude Exam 2) Acid Test 3) Paradoxes of Democracy 4) Importance of Tests 5) None of these
Directions (Q 6-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. The RBI's decision to hold interest rates steady in its midterm policy review has disappointed both industry and markets. A cut in rates, they argue, would boost investments and growth. But the RBI is right in taking a contrary view. Despite the significant dip in growth, inflation levels remain high with retail prices, in particular, ticking up. This points to serious supply bottle necks and the governments inability to curtail spending. So far the govt. has been unable to follow up on cutsin interst rates by the RBI in Apirl. And eurozone problesm have only worsened the global scenario. Monetary policy can work only if the govt takes tough decisions to keep its side of the bargain. Otherwise the ignominies will continue to pour in from rating agencies like Standard and Poor's and fitch, which can only mean more trouble in the days ahead as investment freezes up.
6. What does the word 'Fitch' means according to the passage?
1) Rating agency 2) Parameter 3) Scale 4) Criteria 5) Level
7. Which of the following statement is true in the context of the passage?
1) Eurozone problems have only worsened the global scenario.
2) govt is making effots for the remedy of the situation
3) The country is impatient for a return to high gorwth
4) The govt is now considering a stifling demand 5) None of these
8. When does menetary policy work? Give your answer in the context of the passage.
1) Only if the govt takes tough decisions to keep its side of the bargain. 2) When needs serious supply. 3) When it would boost investments. 4) When the govt is in problem. 5) None of these
9. According to the given passage midterm policy review has disappointed to-
1) both international market and domestic market 2) only industries
3) only market 4) both industry and markets 5) None of these
10. suggest a suitable title for the given passage?
1) Boom of economy 2) Inflation Jinx 3) Monetary policy 4) Fiscal policy 5) None of these
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