Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
1. (A) Lending itself magically to the classical arts, pandits and rasiks have been watching each other reflected over these ancient waters, ever since the festival was inaugurated in 1992.
(B) There are a few places in the world which always inspire artists so deeply that their performance transcends the boundaries of time and space.
(C) This year’s programme featured the youthful Gundecha Brothers with Dhrupad, the more traditional genre
famed for its purity of notes.
(D) The legendary Banganga Tank whose waters are said to have sprung from the earth after Ram shot an arrow (‘ban’) when he was thirsty for water (‘ganga’)–is one such venue, where all five elements come into play along with the artists.
( 1) DCBA (2) ABDC (3) BDAC (4) BCDA
2. (A) The clubbing of their names would have pleased Nirala–it should make us sit up and take notice.
(B) I can think of only one other poet whose work is similarly available: Tagore.
(C) Books like the one under review, featuring the work of a single poet competently translated, are a rarity.
(D) A small amount of bad Indian poetry is available in worse English translation in a few anthologies.
(1) CDBA (2) DCBA (3) DBCA (4) CBAD
3. (A) “We made good money last year and would like to pass some on to our customers,” says Siva striking a populist note.
(B) Aircel has 2.35 lakh subscribers in Tamil Nadu, a marketshare of 50 per cent, average talk-time of 800 minutes, the highest for any telco in India, and made a net profit of Rs.40 crore in 2001–02–a success that can be largely attributed to Siva’s (C.Sivasankaran) decision to match BSNL’s fixed line tariff of Rs. 1.20 for a three minute call.
(C) “It remains to be seen if customers can be tied down for five years,” says Subir Ghosh, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of BPL Cellular Ltd., one of Aircel’s competitors–the southern Ambani thinks they can.
(D) The competition isn’t impressed.
(1) ABCD (2) CABD (3) DCBA (4) BADC
4. (A) TCS is the gold standard of the information technology industry.
(B) Dalal Street analysts estimate that the company would be valued at Rs.60,000 crore, and probably raise just 10 per cent of that in its IPO–what about TCS’ future growth : it could be explosive.
(C) And it’s a money-making machine that churned out an estimated Rs. 13000 crore in net profits last year on a turnover of Rs. 4,187 crore last year.
(D) It’s not only the oldest and the biggest of the IT services companies, but it enjoys tremendous brand equity in international market.
(1) ABDC (2) ADCB (3) ABCD (4) ADBC
5. (A) Mynampati may believe in the power of the CMM certification (issued by Carnegie Mellon Univ’s Software Engineering Institute and Satyam has the highest rating, Level 5), or the opinion of independent research firms like Gartner in swinging deals, but admits that ultimately all these just are add-ons to the real selling process, one that is largely driven by word-of-mouth.
(B) Great first impressions are only to be expected of a man who spends 10 hours preparing for a one-hour meeting.
(C) Still, Mynampati believes relationships can only be as good as the quality of delivery.
(D) “His first love quotient is very high,” says an associate of Ram Mynampati.
(1) DBAC (2) DCBA (3) ADBC (4) BADC
1.(3) 2.(2) 3.(4) 4.(2) 5.(1)