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Each of the following questions consists of a sentence with all or part of the sentence underlined. Following the requirements of standard written English, select (A) if the original is best; otherwise choose the best phrase from the options.
1.  The teachers agreed to meet in a month’s time and they would
discuss a number of issues affecting the school.
A.  to meet in a month’s time and they would discuss
B.  to meet in a month’s time to discuss
C.  to meeting in a month’s time, thereby discussing
D.  with meeting in a month’s time for discussing of
E.  on the meeting in a month’s time to the discussing
2.  The city’s administration constantly complained of having too little
money to fix roads, but actually it had a greater amount of funding
than other cities in the state.
A.  it had a greater amount of funding than
B.  its funding was the most among
C.  it was having more funding than
D.  the amount of funds they had was the most of
E.  it had more funding than
Five lettered pairs (A to E) follow a related pair of words
given in capitals. Select the lettered pair that best
expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the
original pair in capitals.
A.  gold: miser
B.  clay: potter
C.  food: gourmet
D.  steel: industrialist
E.  silver: miner
A.  dull: conspicuous
B.  high-brow: indifferent
C.  affable: agreeable
D.  prominent: manifest
E.  complex: hard

Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters.
A.  suppression
B.  termination
C.  control
D.  extinction
E.  establish
6.  FIRM:
A.  tough
B.  ugly
C.  soft
D.  fair
E.  deep
Choose the word most similar in meaning to the capitalized ones.
A.  happy
B.  sad
C.  hopeful
D.  respectful
E.  aggressive
A.  dejection
B.  confidence
C.  encouragement
D.  expectation
E.  hope

Read the passage to answer question 9-10
There is no trick to motivating others. It requires a clear, unbiased understanding of the situation at hand, deep insight into the vagaries of human nature at both the individual and the group levels, the
establishment of appropriate and reasonable expectations and goals, and the construction of a balanced set of tangible and intangible incentives. It requires, in other words, hard thinking and hard work.
And when an organization is under strain or is in crisis, the challenges-and the stakes-become that much higher. The questions that managers have to grapple with as they try to inspire their people
are many and complex: How do you deal with individuals or groups at different motivation levels that vary in different ways? How can you influence the behavior of a single individual, let alone an organization
of hundreds or thousands? How can you help people feel enthusiastic and committed, especially in difficult times?
9.  According to the passage
A.  motivating others is not difficult
B.  motivating others is impossible
C.  motivating others is not impossible, but difficult
D.  motivating others is possible and not difficult
10.  Which of the following is not a true statement?
A.  In order to motivate others, managers have to deal with
difficult questions.
B.  Managers can easily influence the behavior of hundreds
and thousands of people.
C.  Managers should know how to deal with people at
different motivational levels.
D.  It is not easy to help people feel enthusiastic in difficult


Ahmad has four daughters Rohi, Shazia, Uzma, Zanib and a son Tariq.
Rohi is 22 years old.
Tariq is 7 years younger than Rohi.
Zanib is 10 years younger than Tariq.
Shazia is younger to Rohi but elder to Uzma.
Uzma is elder than Zanib.
Tariq is older to Uzma but younger to Shazia.
11.  Who is the youngest of all?
A.  Uzma
B.  Tariq
C.  Rohi
D.  Zanib
E.  Shazia
Questions 12-15
An editor must choose five articles to be published in the upcoming
issue of an arts review. The only articles available for publicatio n are
theater articles F, G, H and J, and dance articles K, L, M and O.
At least three of the five published articles must be dance articles.
If J is chosen, then M cannot be.
If F is chosen, then J must also be chosen.
12.  If M is not chosen for the issue, which of the following must be
A.  F
B.  G
C.  H
D.  J
E.  K
13.  How many acceptable groupings of articles include J?
A.  One
B.  Two
C.  Three
D.  Four
E.  Five

14.  The choice of which article makes only one group of articles
A.  F
B.  G
C.  J
D.  L
E.  M
15.  If G is chosen for the issue, which of the following must be true?
A.  J is not chosen
B.  Exactly three dance articles are chosen
C.  H is not chosen
D.  All four of the dance articles are chosen
E.  F is not chosen
Travelers may enter and remain in the Republic for up to 59 days. If a
traveler is to stay for more than seven days, however, a special visa
is required.
16.  If the statements above are true, which of the following must also
be true?
A.  A traveler who is staying in the Republic for 14 days
must have a special visa
B.  Many travelers who stay in the Republic do not need
C.  Some travelers who stay in the Republic for more than
seven days do not have the appropriate visas
D.  Travelers who stay less than seven days in the Republic
do not need visas
E.  Travelers who merely pass through the Republic while
this route to other destinations do not need visas

17.  Ali earns Rs.12 per hour at his day job, and Rs.18 per hour at his
night job. Each week he works three times more hours at his day
job than at his night job. If he earns a total of Rs.810 each week,
how many hours does he work per week at his day job?
A.  30
B.  36
C.  40
D.  45
E.  60

19.  The sum of three numbers is 20. If we multiply the first number by
2, add the second number to the result and subtract the third
number, we get 23. By adding second and third numbers to 3
times the first number we get 46. What are the numbers?
A.  10, 8, 4
B.  15, 4, 7
C.  13, 2, 5
D.  13, 6, 9

20.  Of 35 boys sent to dig potatos. Some did not. Each of the other
dug the same number, and between them they dug 3277. How
many boys did not help?
A.  2 boys
B.  3 boys
C.  4 boys
D.  5 boys
E.  6 boys
21.  EYES are to HEAD as WINDOWS are to ____
A.  yard
B.  look
C.  garden
D.  room
22.  If B is equal to M and C is equal to N. then what will be equal to M
and N?
A.  W and X respectively
B.  Y and Z respectively
C.  Z and A respectively
D.  X and Y respectively
E.  B and C respectively

23.  Private banks are prone to taking excessive risks in their lending
as their own capital is much lower in relation to the:
A.  Profit
B.  Depositors’ money
C.  Cost incurred
D.  Lenders’ interest
E.  All of the above
24.  All of the following are the main functions of a central bank
A.  Issuance of currency
B.  Supervision of Banking industry
C.  Formulation of fiscal policy
D.  Exchange rate stability
25.  Monetary Policy of Pakistan is formulated and implemented by:
A.  Ministry of Finance
B.  State Bank of Pakistan
C.  Planning Commission
D.  National Bank of Pakistan
26.  Islamic banking is based on:
A.  Asset backed financing
B.  Interest
C.  Leasing only
D.  Both interest and Asset backed financing
27.  Although the provinces were allowed to collect GST on services on
their own in the constitution even before the ________, this right
was further endorsed with this amendment. Despite this fact,
except ________, the other provinces have surrendered their right
of collecting sales tax on services.
A.  19th amendment … Punjab
B.  18th amendment … Sindh
C.  20th amendment … Balochistan
D.  None of the above
28.  The slowdown in POL group import quantum can be attributed to
the ________ issue that limited the ability of refineries to import.
A.  debt
B.  circular debt
C.  foreign debt
D.  domestic debt
29.  ________ is an order of the court by which the court attaches the
balance of the customer’s account.
A.  Garnishee order
B.  Order Cheque
C.  Certain amount
D.  None of the above
30.  A cheque is said to be crossed when _______ parallel transverses
lines, with or without any words, are drawn across the face of a
A.  4
B.  1
C.  3
D.  2

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