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Directions (1-5): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Not just the humans, pets, especially dogs are also ___ (1) ___ to diabetes and the clinics in Gurugram have witnessed a ___ (2) ___ in such cases over the past few years. ___ (3) ___ and lack of awareness among pet owners are leading causes of the disease.
Though World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14, vets feel ___ (4) ___ has been done to create awareness among owners about diabetes in pets.
Interestingly, like humans, male dogs are more ___ (5) ___ by the disease compared to female dogs. The mean age for onset of diabetes in them is 7-9, though it tends to occur to older dogs in the middle age — 5-12.
Cats, on the other hand, are less at the risk and the mean age for them is 10.

Q1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.
(a) Likely
(b) Prone
(c) Immune
(d) Resistant

Q2. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.
(a) Erupt
(b) Spurt
(c) Slowdown
(d) Fall

Q3. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.
(a) Obesity
(b) Emaciation
(c) Thinness
(d) Bulk

Q4. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.
(a) A few
(b) Very few
(c) So little
(d) Very little

Q5. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.
(a) Infected
(b) Effected
(c) Affected
(d) Defected

Q6. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
A pair of shoes (were purchased) by me.
(a) had being purchased
(b) was purchased
(c) were purchasing
(d) No improvement

Q7. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
P­ remains the same despite
Q­ the revenue base coming down because
R­ of increased devolution to States
S- It is a good sign that the ratio
(a) QSRP
(b) RPSQ
(c) PSRQ
(d) SPQR

Q8. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.
I will put on a note in this regard (A)/ for your consideration (B)/ and necessary decision. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Q9. Select the antonym of
(a) justifiable
(b) grand appearance
(c) warranted
(d) avoidable

Q10. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.
The residents celebrated the Independence Day.
(a) The Independence Day is celebrated by the residents.
(b) The Independence Day was celebrated by the residents.
(c) The Independence Day has been celebrated by the residents.
(d) Celebration of Independence Day was done by the residents.

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S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. Prone: likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable.
‘Likely’ cannot be the correct option because it is an adverb and hence requires a verb after it, which is not present in the sentence.
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Spurt: move with a sudden burst of speed.
S3. Ans. (a)
Sol. Obesity: the state of being grossly fat or overweight.
Emaciation: the state of being abnormally thin or weak.
S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. ‘very little’ is the right usage here.
S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. Affected: influenced or touched by an external factor.
S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. A pair is the main subject and “shoes” is the object of preposition and verb should come as per main subject thus was purchased should be used. Also, the given sentence is in passive voice and no other option qualifies to be a passive voice hence, option (b) is correct.
S7. Ans. (d)
S8. Ans. (a)
Sol. The phrase ‘put on’ means ‘wear’ or ‘apply’. Thus “on” should not be used.
S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Gratuitous means done without good reason; uncalled for.
Justifiable means able to be shown to be right or reasonable; defensible.
Hence option (a) is the correct choice.
S10. Ans. (b)

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