# Recent questions and answers in Verbal Ability

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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was conferred _______ Mary Kom, a six-time world champion in boxing, recently in a ceremony _______ the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s official residence) in New Delhi. with, at on, in on, at to, at
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Despite a string of poor performances, the chances of K.L. Rahul’s selection in the team are ________ slim bright obvious uncertain
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Select the word that fits the analogy: $\text{Cover : Uncover :: Associate :}$ _______ Unassociate Inassociate Misassociate Dissociate
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Hit by floods, the kharif (summer sown) crops in various parts of the country have been affected. Officials believe that the loss in production of the kharif crops can be recovered in the output of the rabi (winter sown) crops so that the country can achieve its ... target cannot be met due to floods. Officials hope that the food-grain production target will be met due to a good rabi produce.
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Repo rate is the rate at which Reserve Bank of India $\text{(RBI)}$ lends commercial banks, and reverse repo rate is the rate at which $\text{(RBI)}$ borrows money from commercial banks. Which of the following statements can be inferred from ... of borrowing and decrease lending by commercial banks. Decrease in repo rate will decrease cost of borrowing and increase lending by commercial banks.
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The fisherman, ________ the flood victims owed their lives, were rewarded by the government. whom to which to whom that
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Some students were not involved in the strike. If the above statement is true, which of the following conclusions is/are logically necessary? Some who were involved in the strike were students. No student was involved in the strike. At least one student was involved in the strike. Some who were not involved in the strike were students. $1$ and $2$ $3$ $4$ $2$ and $3$
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Until Iran came along, India had never been ___________ in Kabaddi. defeated defeating defeat defeatist
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Since the last one year after a $125$ basis point reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India, banking institutions have been making a demand to reduce interest rates on small saving schemes. Finally, the government announced yesterday a reduction in interest ... A reduction in interest rates on small savings scheme follow only after a reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India
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The nomenclature of Hindustani music has changed over the centuries. Since the medieval period dhrupad styles were identified as baanis. Terms like gayaki and baaj were used to refer to vocal and instrumental styles, respectively. With the institutionalization of music ... disciples. Which one of the following pairings is NOT correct? dhrupad, baani gayaki, vocal baaj, institution gharana, lineage
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I read somewhere that in ancient times the prestige of a kingdom depended upon the number of taxes that it was able to levy on its people. It was very much like the prestige of a head-hunter in his own community. Based on the paragraph above, the ... upon ______________ the prestige of the kingdom the prestige of the heads the number of taxes he could levy the number of heads he could gather
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Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly: A $\underline{prone}$ is a dried plum. He was lying $\underline{prone}$ on the floor. People who eat a lot of fat are $\underline{prone}$ to heart disease. (i) and (iii) only (iii) only (i) and (ii) only (ii) and (iii) only
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Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. A person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease___________ short-term memory loss. experienced has experienced is experiencing experiences
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Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. ___________is the key to their happiness; they are satisfied with what they have. Contentment Ambition Perseverance Hunger
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Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the sentence below? “As a woman, I have no country.” Women have no country. Women are not citizens of any country. Women’s solidarity knows no national boundaries. Women of all countries have equal legal rights.
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In any given year, the probability of an earthquake greater than Magnitude $6$ occurring in the Garhwal Himalayas is $0.04$. The average time between successive occurrences of such earthquakes is_____ years.
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In a group of four children, Som is younger to Riaz. Shiv is elder to Ansu. Ansu is youngest in the group. Which of the following statements is/are required to find the eldest child in the group? Statements 1. Shiv is younger to Riaz. 2. Shiv is ... eldest child Statements 1 and 2 are both required to determine the eldest child Statements 1 and 2 are not sufficient to determine the eldest child
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Moving into a world of big data will require us to change our thinking about the merits of exactitude. To apply the conventional mindset of measurement to the digital, connected world of the twenty-first century is to miss a crucial point. As mentioned earlier, ... Big data is obsessed with exactness Exactitude is not critical in dealing with big data Sparse data leads to a bias in the analysis
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Q8The total exports and revenues from the exports of a country are given in the two pie charts below.The pie chart for exports shows the quantity of each item as a percentage of the total quantity ofexports. The pie chart for the revenues shows the percentage of the total ... of Item 1per kilogram to the revenue generated through export of Item 4 per kilogram?Exports Revenues 1:2 2:1 1:4 4:1
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$10\%$ of the population in a town is HIV+. A new diagnostic kit for HIV detection is available; this kit correctly identifies HIV+ individuals 95% of the time, and HIV individuals $89\%$ of the time. A particular patient is tested using this kit and is found to be positive. The probability that the individual is actually positive is_______
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All professors are researchers. Some scientists are professors. Which of the given conclusions is logically valid and is inferred from the above arguments: All scientists are researchers All professors are scientists Some researchers are scientists No conclusion follows
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Following table gives data on tourists from different countries visiting India in the year $2011$ ... the one third of the total number of tourists ho visited India in $2011$? USA and Japan USA and Australia England and France Japan and Australia
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Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the $\text{pair:water: pipe::}$ $\text{cart: road}$ $\text{electricity: wire}$ $\text{sea: beach}$ $\text{music: instrument}$
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$\underset{I}{\underline{\text{All engineering students}}}\; \underset{II}{\underline{\text{should learn mechanics,}}} \;\underset{III}{\underline{\text{mathematics and}}}\; \underset{IV}{\underline{\text{how to do computation.}}}$ Which of the above underlined parts of the sentence is not appropriate? I II III IV
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Mahatama Gandhi was known for his humility as he played an important role in humiliating exit of British from India he worked for humanitarian causes he displayed modesty in his interactions he was a fine human being
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The Headmaster ____________ to speak to you. Which of the following options is incorrect to complete the above sentence? is wanting wants want was wanting
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In a genetic study, $80$ people were found to have alleles for polydactyly. Only $36$ of them were polydactylous. What is the extent of penetrance percentage? _____________
Determine the correctness or otherwise of the following $\text{Assertion (a) and Reason (r)}$. $\text{Assertion:}$ $\text{UPGMA}$ method produces ultrametric tree. $\text{Reason:}$ Sequence alignment is converted into evolutionary distances in $\text{UPGMA}$ method. Both $(a)$ and $(r)$ are true ... not the correct reason for $(a)$ $(a)$ is true but $(r)$ is false $(a)$ is false but $(r)$ is true
Determine the correctness or otherwise of the following $\text{Assertion (a)}$ and $\text{Reason (r)}.$ $\text{Assertion:}$ Immobilization of plant cells can enhance secondary metabolite production during bioreactor cultivation. $\text{Reason:}$ Immobilization protects the plant cells from shear forces in the ... reason for $(a)$ $(a)$ is true but $(r)$ is false $(a)$ is false but $(r)$ is true
Calculate the percentage sequence identity for the pairwise alignment given below. ______________ $\text{HELLO-}$ $\text{YELLOW}$