English Quiz for RRB OS-I Mains Exam 2016 – Set 4 – New Pattern and Para Jumble


Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here is a set of English Quiz for upcoming RRB OS-I Mains Exam.

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following questions, a short
passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented
by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given to make the
passage complete and coherent.
1. It is a sad irony that when
international oil prices are on a downward spiral, India has administered its
biggest increase ever in the domestic price of petrol. __________________ The
winds of reform that blew across other infrastructure industries such as
telecom, transforming them unrecognizably, have largely been absent in the oil
industry. The result is a mess characterised by ballooning subsidies, opaque
pricing policies and a government that is guided more by political expediency
than economic considerations in managing the industry.
1) We need greater transparency
in the pricing methodology adopted by the oil companies.
2) Behind this irony lies a story
of gross mismanagement of the oil economy by successive governments.
3) Behind this we find great
cooperation of oil companies.
4) It did not allow oil companies
to increase prices in the last six months.
5) Why should domestic prices of
the two fuels be linked to their international prices?
2. The quest for the optimal
mobile device that can advance education by improving access to learning
materials and reducing costs is engaging many countries, including India. Among
the more promising gadgets for the task are e-readers, which use e-ink display
technology that closely matches the look and feel of a printed black and white
page. Tablet computers, on the other hand, offer a full-colour, backlit screen
alternative suitable for multimedia and rich content. _____________ and this concept
has been put to the test in a field setting in Ghana involving distribution of
e-reader hundreds of school students.
1) These technologies can
significantly aid the teaching – learning process
2) These ranged from wirelessly
delivered sponsored text to open access volumes that they downloaded
3) These results from the project
make it clear
4) India’s grand plan to identify
a tablet device for educational purposes has been virtually stillborn.
5) The centre has conceded that
the Aakash tablet computer has been distributed in limited numbers
3. Yet it can still be called ‘Premier’,
for it speaks for the more prosperous parts of India, ________ the very names
of the teams are a clue to its elitist character-two ‘kings’, two ‘Royals’ and
one ‘knight’, this in a democratic republic whose constitution and laws did
away with aristocratic titles of any kind.
1) and which is shining as well
as wining
2) that most closely follow these
3) It contains minor section
4) and for the more prosperous
sections within them.
5) they don’t go for it.
4. All of us should pause and
took at some unpleasant realities that are going to unfold in the future.
__________ . We must find ways and means to reduce our dependency on foreign
oil. This can only be done by reducing oil consumption, especially for personal
transport. The government must devise suitable transport policies that take off
the most number of personal vehicles from public roads. If we fail to make
suitable adjustments to our lifestyles, the transition to a less carbon
intensive era is bound to be chaotic and disruptive. This is time of inflation.
1) The era of cheap and abundant
oil is over.
2) There is too much consumption
of oil.
3) There is no more consumption
of oil.
4) The govt must find ways to
reduce the price of fuel.
5) Oil marketing companies are of
little relevance.
5. After a gap of over eight
decades, the painstaking attempt to enumerate and measure castes has once again
got under way. _________ Most of those argument revolved around the means by
which the exercise could be accomplished and the possible end results of a
cost-based head-count.
1) The current compilation of
data takes the form of a socio economic records.
2) Various ambitious castes
quickly perceived the chances of raising their status.
3) It has both aspects.
4) Why each caste shouldn’t
5) The pros and cons of compiling
data on caste have been exhaustively discussed.
Directions (Q.6-10): Rearrange the following seven sentences or part of
sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (F), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a
meaningful paragraph; then answer the question given below it.
(A) Since 1988 when the world
embarked on an effort to wipe out the disease entirely,
(B) Developed by an American
scientist, Albert Sabin, the oral polio vaccine (OPV) uses weakened strains of
the virus.
(C) The viruses in the vaccine
replicate in cell in the gut and evoke an immune response that protects the
child when a wild virus comes along.
(D) The vaccine is easy to
administer – simply put a couple of drops of it in a child’s mouth.
(E) Widespread use of the oral
vaccine has brought the eradication of polio tantalizingly within reach.
(F) The number of cases has
fallen by 99.8 percent.
(G) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a
better sort of oral polio vaccine?
6. Which of the following should
be the FIRST sentence after
1) A 2) D 3) E 4) F 5) G
7. Which of the following should
be the FOURTH sentence after
1) B 2) C 3) D 4) E 5) F
8. Which of the following should
be the SECOND sentence after
1) G 2) E 3) F 4) D 5) B
9. Which of the following should
be the FIFTH sentence after
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) B
10. Which of the following should
be the SEVENTH (Last) sentence after rearrangement?

1) E 2) D 3) B 4) C 5) A


  1. 1
  2. 1
  3. 4
  4. 2
  5. 5
  6. 5
  7. 5
  8. 2
  9. 2
  10. 4

Solutions 6-10: GEAFBDC


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