Directions (Q. 1- 5) Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

1. NABARD has the responsibility of lay down the policies for the RRBs, to oversee their operations, provide refinance facilities, to monitor their performance and to attend their problems.

to laid down

of laying down

on lays down

for lay downs

No correction required

2. Groundwater and surface water are traditionally concerned of rural communities, as those communities are almost exclusively served by well water.

a tradition of concern

traditions of concerning

traditionally concerns

tradition for concerned

No correction required

3. The very publicized mid-day meal scheme meant to reduce dropout rates in schools seems to be not yielding the desired results.

Much publicized

Many publicity

Too public

Little publicity of

No correction required

4. Not like the urban schools and colleges, the schools in rural areas do not encourage the children to excel in extracurricular activities.

Similarly to

Inspite of



No correction required

5. The government said that the iron levels in groundwater were higher than that prescribe in 254 districts.

Then those prescribe

Then that prescribed


Than those prescribed

No correction required