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.
What Indian politicians and bureaucrats share with their scientist, engineer and carpenter counterparts is their acceptance of mediocrity and lack of skill. The greatest moral failure of Indian institutions is the tolerance of incompetence. (___244___) criminal or corruption. The tolerance of incompetence in (___245___) is a result of a low cultural value attached to the creation and (___246___) of institutions. Institution building is hard work it requires a combination of vision, commitment and performance. Any institution involves a contract between those who (___247___) to the institution and those who support it. The support can take the form of money or votes but that support must be (___248___) continuously. In a properly functioning institutional system, the Institutional contract (___249___) the institution members and their supporters takes the form you give me support and I will give you results. Competence Is the channel that sustains the flow of trust from supporters to institutions and back. If doctors don’t cure will they not lose our trust ? While blaming individual politicians and babus for their corrupt ways, let us also examine the system that accepts mediocrity and even lets it (___250___).What we are seeing in India is a case of contract failure. The contractor who bribes an official and then builds a leaky stadium is not just being (___251___). He is sustaining a collusive system that subverts, rules regulating mutual cooperation between government institutions, market players and society as a whole. In the case of endemic contract failure everyone (___252___). Including the contractor, for once the public loses its trust in institutions even businessmen will (___253___) out on opportunities to make money. The moral status of institutions is central to continued development and prosperity.

Q1.

244.

(a)no

(b) to

(c)never

(d)not

(e)for

Q2.

245.

(a) turn

(b)individual

(c)world

(d) partly

(e)importance

Q3.

246.

(a) destruction

(b) justification

(c) sustenance

(d) excess

(e) marginalization

Q4.

247.

(a) belong

(b) work

(c) help

(d)employed

(e) trust

Q5.

248.

(a) returned

(b) earned

(c) needed

(d) discouraged

(e) asked

Q6.

249.

(a) suggests

(b) akin

(c) twosome

(d)centered

(e) between

Q7.

250.

(a) question

(b) bolder

(c) thrive

(d) out

(e) kill

Q8.

251.

(a) variant

(b) trivial

(c) immature

(d) corrupt

(e) generous

Q9.

252.

(a) succeeds

(b) suffers

(c) proliferates

(d) responsible

(e) encompasses

Q10.

253.

(a) storm

(b) venture

(c) lose

(d) get

(e) walk

ANSWERS :

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