Directions: In  the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.
Today It Is (___144___) recognized that the 21st century will be driven by knowledge. To (___145___) the challenges of this century, India needs to usher in a knowledge revolution that (___146___) to bring about systemic changes in education. While our economy has made significant strides, the education system has not kept (___147___) with the aspirations of the youth. The vast disparity in country today is a result of skewed (___148___)to knowledge. To address this we need a substantial expansion in educational opportunities, with a special (___149___)on inclusion of the underprivileged. At the bottom of the pyramid, steps must be taken to (___150___) access to quality education. While the government has taken steps to ensure education to all, where it lacks in its efforts is the quality perspective. Being a spirally upward drive, education cannot be (___151___) to improve at the higher level lest it improves at the very grass root level. The top of the pyramid, i.e. higher education is also uneven. Students struggle to compete in the exams which (___152___) a sound knowledge of English. While candidates are expected to travel several kilometers to reach school to obtain any education, the higher education organizations often (___153___) candidates from vernacular media through State sponsored exams and proudly affirm them as unbiased.

Q1.

144.

(a) thickly

(b) widely

(c) ample

(d) parity

(e) considered

Q2.

145.

(a) adhere to

(b) gather

(c) cover

(d) contact

(e) meet

Q3.

146.

(a) sought

(b) wanted

(c) seeks

(d) attempt

(e) determined

Q4.

147.

(a) adequate

(b) sufficient

(c) influence

(d) pace

(e) ahead

Q5.

148.

(a) access

(b) approaching

(c) rights

(d) infiltration

(e) excess

Q6.

149.

(a) aspiration

(b) intensity

(c) important

(d) place

(e) emphasis

Q7.

150.

(a) enjoy

(b) help

(c) provide

(d) diminish

(e) deepen

Q8.

151.

(a) awaited

(b) judged y

(c) thought

(d) expected

(e) said

Q9.

152.

(a) demand

(b) has

(c) consume

(d) expects

(e) wants

Q10.

153.

(a) discourages

(b) disobey

(c) contest

(d) assume

(e) reject 

 

ANSWERS :

            1 b       2 e       3 c       4 d       5 a       6 e       7 c       8 d       9 a       10 b