Directions (1-5): In each question, there are two statements which can be combined into a single statement in a number of different ways without changing their meaning. Below them are given three probable starters (A), (B) and (C) of such a combined sentence. One, two, three or none of them may be correct. Decide upon which is/ are correct, if any, and mark the option which denotes your answer on the answer sheet. If none of the three starters is suitable mark (5) i.e; ‘None' as your answer.

1. Twelve million youth enter the Indian workforce every year. Eighty percent of these youth are unskilled.

(A) While eighty percent......

(B)Since 12 million......

(C) Of the twelve million......

Only (A)

Only (C)

Only (A) and (C)

All (A), (B) and (C)

None


2. Food inflation is touching 20 percent. The government will have to tighten monetary policy to prevent further rise.

(A) Although food inflation is………

(B)With the tightening of monetary .......

(C) Given that food inflation………..

Only (A)

Only (B)

Only (C)

Only (A) and (B)

None


3. The government has decided to install renewable energy devices at prominent sites. Citizens will be more aware of their benefits.

(A) The government's decision......

(B) Deciding to install......

(C) By making citizens

Only (A)

Only (A) and (B)

Only (B)

Only (C)

None


4. The company's sales were low at the beginning of the year. Its sales have picked up in the past few months.

(A) Though the company's sales were low......

(B) Despite low sales at......

(C) However the company's sales have picked......

Only (A)

Only (A) and (B)

All (A), (B) and (C)

Only (B) and (C)

None


5. RBI is concerned about the risk of investing in mutual funds, RBI is likely to ask banks to reduce their investments in mutual funds.

(A) At the risk of investing......

(B) To reduce investments......

(C) Concern for the risk......

Only (A)

Only (B)

Only (C)

Only (A) and (B)

None


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