• Practice Test: Verbal Ability – 47


      Directions (Questions: 1-10)

    Read the following passage carefully and certain words in the passage are printed inbold letters to help you locate them easily while answering some of these questions.

      We all believe that meditation requires incredibly difficult techniques and that only advanced gurus can do it. Meditation can be to spend 15 minutes by you in silence. Try it: it will change your life. Meditation is the single most important tool of self-development and spiritual growth .Although the majority of people think of meditation as something that only very advance priests do and that it requires specific attributes, skills and attitudes, anybody can and should meditate. If we were to describe meditation, we could use the analogy of digestion. When we eat, certain chemical responses take place in our body in order to break down the food in small particles that can be absorbed by our cells. After all, if there is an interruption of this process and the food does no reach the cells themselves, we may eat, but we will not be nourished. In the same way, we may read books and obtain knowledge in many other ways and store it in our brain. However, if this knowledge does not reach our heart it will not become part of us. It will not be part of our engine, that is to say, the part of us being made up of emotions, beliefs, etc., which sets in motion the rest of our organism, providing us with a direction. Therefore meditation is the digestion and processing of knowledge into wisdom.
    In order to make this information part of our belief system and our experience we need to process it. And this is done when we meditate. We all know people who have studied several degrees and have powerful minds, but cannot adapt to the environment cannot develop healthy relationships and cannot become part of social groups. They seem to lack common sense and empathy and do not understand why people react negatively to their good intentions. Meditation would help enormously in opening the heart and promoting compassion, empathy and the flexibility necessary to listen to other people’s opinions without feeling threatened. After all, listening does not mean we need to take in these thoughts, but communication does need to be a two way exercise.
    Meditation would make all this information part of the person himself and an individual point of view would develop, normally expressed with passion because it would come from the heart, not from the mind.
    When we meditate, we develop an inner knowing of our own that does not depend on anybody else’s opinion. We become flexible and open to other points of view because we realize that we all have ideas which we feel passionately about and we don’t feel threatened by them. We are all one and the same, simply in different states of evolution and with different backgrounds, hence the different coloured glasses through which we see the world.
    1 What is the General concept of meditation?
      a) Meditation works wonders for all.
      b) Meditation does not require special help.
      c) anyone can meditate and benefit.
      d) meditation needs Gurus.
      e) meditation is soul-satisfying.
    2 Why can’t some people adapt to environment?
      a) It is due to environmental pollution.
      b) They can’t put themselves into other peoples shoes.
      c) These people are full of apathy.
      d) They don’t have deeper insights.
      e) None of these
    3 What could be a suitable title of the text?
      a) Know yourself
      b) Advanced Meditation
      c) May all meditate
      d)stop clinging
      e) None of these
    4 How does meditation improve us?
      a) We learn to resolve our issues.
      b) We discover a cure of all wrongs.
      c) We get closer to God.
      d) We discover our own self independent of all.
      e) None of these
      Pick the opposite of –
    5 take in
    6 flexibility –
    7 normally –
      Pick the meaning of –
    8 analogy –
    9 spiritual
      d) infinite
    10 process –
      Directions (Questions: 11-20)

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

    11 Meetings were held with unions / to tackle indiscipline, / and with customers / to understand its needs.
      a)Meetings were held with unions
      b)to tackle indiscipline
      c)and with customers
      d)to understand its needs
      e)No errors
    12 The actual conduct of the test / at each venue will be entrusted / on the Officer-in-Charge/ who will be designated as test conductor.
      a)The actual conduct of the test
      b)at each venue will be entrusted
      c)on the Officer-in-Charge
      d)who will be designated as test conductor
      e)No errors
    13 The list of candidates admitted / to the test should be remain / with the invigilator / during the test.
      a)The list of candidates admitted
      b)to the test should be remain
      c)with the invigilator
      d)during the test
      e)No errors
    14 While the issue was no longer / as serious as the demise or survival of the, company/ the ultimate fate of this national treasure / was far off settled.
      a)While the issue was no longer
      b)as serious as the demise or survival of the, company
      c)the ultimate fate of this national treasure
      d)was far off settled
      e)No errors
    15 At presently the global / supply of wheat is / the lowest it has been / for the past fifty years.
      a)At presently the global
      b)supply of wheat is
      c)the lowest it has been
      d)for the past fifty years
      e)No error
    16 In the early days / I would sit through meetings / and frequently have no idea / what a presenter was talking with.
      a)In the early days
      b)I would sit through meetings
      c)and frequently have no idea
      d)what a presenter was talking with
      e)No errors
    17 Recovery campaigns should be mounted / not only to recover the the dues /yet to create awareness among borrowers/ about the necessity of timely repayment.
      a)Recovery campaigns should be mounted
      b)not only to recover the dues
      c)yet to create awareness among borrowers
      d)about the necessity of timely repayment
      e)No errors
    18 Where the default is willful and deliberately/ legal steps should be taken promptly/after obtaining approval/ from appropriate authority.
      a)Where the default is willful and deliberately
      b)legal steps should be taken promptly
      c)after obtaining approval
      d)from appropriate authority
      e)No errors
    19 All accounts enjoying / fund based working capital limits of Rs. 10 lakhs and above /should be reviewed /at least once a year.
      a)All accounts enjoying
      b)fund based working capital limits of Rs. 10 lakhs and above
      c)should be reviewed
      d)at least once a year
      e)No errors
    20 The book may not be reproduced / in whole, partially or in any form /without the written permission/ of the publishers.
      a)The book may not be reproduced
      b)in whole, partially or in any form
      c)without the written permission
      d)of the publishers
      e)No errors


    Check below for answers



    1 D) meditation needs gurus
    2 B) they cannot put themselves into other peoples shoes
    3 C) may all meditate
    4 D) we discover our own self independent from others
    5 B) diffuse
    6 E) obduracy
    7 C) seldom
    8 A) parallel
    9 E) celestial
    10 A) understand
    11 D) to understand its needs
    12 C) on the officer in charge
    13 B) to the test should be remain
    14 D) was far of settled
    15 A) at presently the global
    16 D) what a presenter was talking with
    17 C) yet to create awareness among borrowers
    18 A) Where the default is willful and deliberately
    19 E) no error
    20 B) in whole, partially or in any form


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