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Monday, 17 April 2017

English Language Questions | NIACL Assistant 2017 | 17.04.2017

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  English Language Questions | NIACL Assistant 2017 | 17.04.2017

Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The Supreme Court’s direction to transport authorities to stop registering vehicles that do not meet Bharat Stage-IV emission standards from April 1 sends out the welcome message that short-term economic considerations cannot (1) public health concerns. Some automobile companies, notably those manufacturing two-wheelers and commercial vehicles, have suffered a blow as they must now deal with unsold (2) of the obsolete models. The 2017 deadline for a nationwide shift to BS-IV had been repeatedly emphasised in various forums, and reiterated by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas in its review of the Auto Fuel Policy nearly two years ago. But there was some confusion about whether April 1 was the deadline for the manufacture of BS-III models or their sale. (3), some automobile manufacturers themselves called for a decisive shift in favour of the higher emission standard, since they had invested in upgraded technologies over time. But it would appear that two-wheeler and commercial vehicle manufacturers made a costly (4) when they hoped for a repeat of the experience they had seven years ago, when the shift from BS-II to BS-III norms was carried out with a relaxation of deadlines often stretching across months. The Centre must share some of the blame, because it assured industry of a business-as-usual approach on a sensitive issue such as automotive emissions, even though producers were already equipped and meeting the higher norms in the bigger cities. 

The court’s order means that a little over eight lakh BS-III vehicles will have to be either upgraded or sold abroad. As a total sum, this is a small (5) of the 19 crore vehicles on Indian roads today. It is unlikely that the court’s uncompromising approach will have a significant impact on reducing air pollution. But the message it sends out on air pollution is unmistakable. Research reported three years ago estimated that 30% to 50% of total on-road emissions came from vehicles older than 10 years, or about 17% of the fleet. 

1. (1)Suspend, (2)Contradict, (3)Acknowledge, (4)Supersede, (5)Embrace

2. (1)Resources, (2) Components, (3) Inventories, (4) Directories, (5)Appurtenance.

3. (1)However, (2)Unpredictably, (3)Inevitably, (4)Notably, (5)Significantly

4. (1)Miscalculation, (2)Summation, (3)Calculation, (4)Reckoning, (5)Overvaluation

5. (1)Section, (2)Division, (3)Fraction, (4)Affiliation, (5)Wedge


1. (4)Supersede

2. (3) inventories

3. (5) significantly

4. (1) miscalculation

5. (3) fraction 

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following sentences in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A. Thus the loss under the head `income from house property' in respect of all properties put together.

B. From house property' against any other head of income shall be restricted to Rs 2 lakh for any assessment year.

C. To be carried forward for 8 years immediately succeeding the assessment.

D. Year for which the loss is computed and set off against the income under the head income from house property.

E. As per the new sub-section 3A inserted in Section 71 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, set-off of loss under the head `income.

F. Will be restricted to Rs 2 lakh, the unabsorbed loss under this head shall be allowed.

Q.6 which one of the following should be the LAST after the rearrangement?

(1) C (2) E (3) D (4) F (5) A

Q.7 which one of the following should be the THIRD after the rearrangement?

(1)B (2) A (3) C (4) F (5) D

Q.8 which one of the following should be the FIRST after the rearrangement?

(1) C (2) F (3) B (4) E (5) D

Q.9 which one of the following should be the FOURTH after the rearrangement?

(1) F (2) B (3) D (4) C (5) E

Q.10 which one of the following should be the SECOND after the rearrangement?

(1) E (2) D (3) B (4) C (5) F

Ans- Correct formation ‘EBAFCD

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