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Directions (1-5): In the following questions, you have a brief passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it’s an open market for top talent. A good employee can walk out of the door today and have a comparable or better job tomorrow. Which brings up a very important question: what would the companies do to keep away that person from even thinking about going to work elsewhere? Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks’ vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard. The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries. Money is no longer the only major motivator. So, is this an onsite daycare center for working parents? Paying for all or part of their health insurance? Or offering educational assistance or paying for certification? On an annual ski trip, paid foreign tours, onsite car washes and oil changes? Or free laundry and dry cleaning facilities? Or prized stock options?
Well it could be anything as long as it can keep the employees motivated. There are perks other than monetary gains or raise in pay package which can make employees feel happy and satisfied and the feel good factor.
Q1. According to the passage, what is not the key concern of the businesses these days?
(a) happiness of employees
(b) motivating employees
(c) keeping employees on payroll
(d) criticizing the employees performance
Q2. What does employers do to its employees now-a-days to keep top talent onboard?
(a) monthly pay check
(b) irresistible incentives
(c) two weeks’ vacation a year
(d) maternity leaves
Q3. Which of the following reason is not being mentioned in the passage in regard to people leaving their jobs?
(a) family constraints especially after getting married
(b) dissatisfaction with opportunities at current job
(c) better compensation and benefits in new job
(d) to have a new experience
Q4. What does feel good factor mean with respect to employees?
(a) monetary gains to employees
(b) social acceptance
(c) opportunity given to employees to work abroad
(d) anything which can keep employees happy and satisfied
Q5. What can be the suitable title for the passage?
(a) Incentives to employees
(b) Money – a major motivator for employees
(c) Giving employees a feel good factor
(d) Challenges of employers
Q6. In the question, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase given in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.
After her failure, she started refusing to be led by the nose.
(a) be led by physical desire
(b) follow submissively
(c) follow what others suggest
(d) be afraid of the consequences
Directions (7-10): In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Q7. Every evening at the restaurant, the reporter would eavesdrop on the Mayor’s conversations in order to ______ any information that could make headlines.
Q8. The events of the evening _________ without difficulty despite the lack of planning on the part of the host.
Q9. The problem of communal harmony cannot be glossed ………… by government.
(d) No word required
Q10. The new political candidate refused to print __________ about her aggressive opponent, but that did not stop him from printing lies about her.
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Refer to, “Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it’s an open market for top talent”. From the referred line we can clearly see that option (d) is the correct choice.
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Refer to, “Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks’ vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard.”
S3. Ans. (a)
Sol. Refer to, “The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries”.
S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. According to the passage, “feel good” is anything which can keep employees happy and satisfied.
S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. The suitable title for the passage is “Giving employees a feel good factor”.
S6. Ans. (b)
S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. Glean means to gather or collect slowly; to learn or discover bit by bit.
S8. Ans. (b);
Sol. Transpired- to happen, to come about.
S9. Ans. (c);
Sol. Gloss over- A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance
S10. Ans. (d);
Sol. Libel- a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation
In the last month i.e. in May daily we will provide you with a test of the previous years’ question papers, this will increase your confidence of solving the real exam and will make you familiar with the real-time exam.
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