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Direction : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
The great Acharyas have said that having discovered a great goal, surrender yourself to that goal and act towards it, drawing your inspiration from that goal whereby you will get a new column of energy. Do not allow this energy to be dissipated in the futile memories of the past regrets or failures, nor in the imagined sorrow of the future, nor in the excitement of the present. And thus bring that entire energy focussed into activity. That is the highest creative action in the world outside. Thereby the individual who is till now considered most inefficient finds his way to the highest achievement and success.
This is said easily in a second. But in order to train our mind to this attitude it needs considerable training because we have already trained the mind wrongly to such an extent that we have become perfect in imperfections. Not knowing the art of action, we have been master artists in doing the wrong thing. The totality of activity will bring the country to a wrong end indeed.
If each one is given a car to achieve an ideal socialistic pattern and nobody knows driving but everybody starts driving, what would be the condition on the road? Everybody has equal right on the public road. Then each car must necessarily dash against the other, and there is bound to be a jumble. This seems to be the very apt pattern of life that we are heading to. Everyone of us is a vehicle. We know how to go forward. The point is, intellect is very powerful and everyone is driving but nobody seems to know how to control the mental energy and direct it properly or guide it to the proper destination.

Direction : Choose the word which is most SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

Directions (Q. 1-2): Select the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

Q. CONSIDERABLE

A.    worthless B.    adequate
C.    insignificant D.    thoughtless
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Q. FUTILE

A.    useful B.    fruitless
C.    energetic D.    cherishing
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3 .

Direction(Q. 3-7): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below.
(A) While we learn most words from informal conversations, the best way of increasing one's vocabulary is by reading good books and referring to the dictionary whenever one comes across a difficult word.
(B) But, it is a good habit to look up a dictionary whenever there is some doubt.
(C) Sometimes even a subsequent sentence may throw some light on its meaning.
(D) Sometimes it is possible to know the meaning of a word by studying the context in which it has been used.
(E) The same word may have different meanings depending upon the way it has been used.
(F) A good dictionary will usually show the variations in the meaning of a word.

Mark the sentence which should come FIRST after rearrangement.

A.    A B.    B
C.    C D.    D
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Mark the sentence which should come SECOND after rearrangement.

A.    B B.    C
C.    D D.    E
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5 .

Mark the sentence which should come FOURTH after rearrangement.

A.    B B.    C
C.    D D.    E
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Mark the sentence which should come FIFTH after rearrangement.

A.    F B.    D
C.    C D.    B
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Mark the sentence which should come SIXTH after rearrangement.

A.    F B.    E
C.    C D.    B
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Direction (Q. 8-10): In each sentence below, a word group of words has been printed in the bold. From the five answer choices given below each sentence, pick out the one which can substitute the bold word/group of words correctly, without changing the meaning of the sentence.

The guard will stop the train before it entered the station.

A.    entered into the B.    entered in
C.    enters the D.    enters to the
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The book does not have their cover.

A.    have not their B.    have not that
C.    has not their D.    not have its
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10 .

The soldier jumps to attention when the colonel went by.

A.    jumps in B.    jumps with
C.    jumped into D.    jumped to
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