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StudentName:GIREV.K
RegistrationNo:711714103014
SubjectName:CommunicationSkills TestName:CommunicationSkillsLaboratory
ExamSummary
TotalQuestions:32
MaxMarks:35
CorrectAnswers:10
WrongAnswers:22
MarksObtained:11

SectionI:ListeningComprehension
Part1:Gapfilling(Thispartcarries5Marks)
Instruction:Listentothepassageandtypethecorrectwordintheblanks.
ClickplaybuttontolistentheAudio.

Q1.Ofcom(theUKgovernmentcommunicationsregulator)saysoneinthreeadults,andmostteenagers,
classifythemselvesashighlyaddictedtotheirsmartphonessuchasiPhones,BlackberrysandAndroids.
Britons'

forFacebookandsocialnetworksonthegoisdrivingahugedemandforsmartphones

with60%ofteenagersdescribingthemselvesas"highly
"totheirdeviceaccordingtonew
researchbythemediaregulator,Ofcom.Almosthalfofteenagersandmorethanaquarterofadultsinthe
UKnowownasmartphone,withmostusingtheiriPhoneorBlackBerrytobrowseFacebookandemail.
Smartphonesalesoutstrippedsalesofregularmobilesinthefirsthalfofthisyearasthe

demandcontinuestorise.Justoverhalfofthetotal13.6mmobilesalesfromJanuarytoJune2011were
smartphones.Ofthenewgenerationofsmartphoneusers,60%ofteenagersclassedthemselvesas"highly
addicted"totheirdevice,comparedto37%ofadults.
Ofcom
2,073adultsand521teenagersinMarchthisyear.Theregulatordefinesteenagersas
agedbetween12and15,withadults16yearsoldandabove."Ofcom'sreportshowstheinfluencethat
communicationstechnologynowhasonourdailylives,andonthewaywebehaveandcommunicatewith
eachother,"saidJamesThickett,Ofcom'sdirectorofresearch."Ourresearchintotheuseofsmartphones
revealshowquicklypeoplebecome
onnewtechnologytothepointoffeelingaddicted.As
moreandmorepeopleacquiresmartphones,theyarebecominganessentialtoolinpeoples'sociallives
whethertheyareoutwithfriends
orusingFacebookonthemove."
Facebookremainsfarandawaythemostpopularwebsiteformobileusers,withusersspendingalmost
fourtimestheamountoftimesocialisingonlinethanusingGoogleoranyotherwebsite.
,
multitaskingteenagerssaidtheywerelesslikelytoreadbooksiftheyownedasmartphone.

beinganationofmobileaddicts,OfcomfoundthatBritonsarespendingmoretimeinfrontof

theTV(fourhoursadaylastyear,comparedto3.8hoursin2009).Thenewgenerationof

deliveredbyfibreopticcablesisnowavailablefor57%ofUKhouseholdsthoughjust500,000have
it.

CorrectAnswer:
appetite~addicted~enormous~surveyed~reliant~socialising~Unsurprisingly~Despite~broadband~adopted
YourAnswer:appatide~addicted~anomous~surveyed~reliant~socialising~and
surprisingly~despite~broadband~adoptedStatus:WrongMarks:3.5

SectionIListeningComprehension:MultipleChoice(Thispartcarries5Marks)
Instruction:Listentothepassageandanswerthequestion/sbyclickingontheappropriateoption.
NOTE:Audiocanbereplayedtwice.
ClickplaybuttontolistentheAudio.

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Q2.Theprimarypurposeofthepassageisto
presentacommonplaceideaanditsinaccuracies
describeasituationanditspotentialdrawbacks
proposeatemporarysolutiontoaproblem
analyzeafrequentsourcetoaproblem
CorrectAnswer:2YourAnswer:2Status:CorrectMarks:0.5

Q3.Thepassagesuppliesinformationthatwouldanswerwhichofthefollowingquestions?
Whatfederalagencieshavesetpercentagegoalsfortheuseofminorityownedbusinessesinpublicworks
contracts?
Towhichgovernmentsagenciesmustbusinessesawardedfederalcontractsreporttheireffortstofindminority
subcontractors?
Howwidespreadavulnerablegovernmentwouldbe?
Whatisonesetofconditionsunderwhichasmallbusinessmightfinditselffinanciallyoverextended?
CorrectAnswer:4YourAnswer:4Status:CorrectMarks:0.5

Q4.Accordingtothepassage,civilrightsactivistsmaintainthatonedisadvantageunderwhichminorityowned
businesseshavetraditionallyhadtolaboristhattheyhave
beenspeciallyvulnerabletogovernmentalrules
beendeniedbankloansatratescomparabletothoseaffordedlargercompetitors
nothadsufficientopportunitytosecurebusinessescreatedbylargecorporations
notbeenabletoadvertiseinthosemediathatreachlargenumbersofpotentialcustomers
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:3Status:CorrectMarks:0.5

Q5.Thepassagesuggeststhatthefailuretowinbidsforsubcontractsbyalargebusinessmightcauseitto
experiencefrustrationsbutnotseriousfinancialharm
facepotentiallycripplingfixedexpenses
havetorecorditseffortsonformsfiledwiththegovernment
increaseitsspendingwithminoritysubcontractors
CorrectAnswer:1YourAnswer:2Status:WrongMarks:0

Q6.Theauthorsimpliedthattheminorityownedconcernthatdoesthegreaterpartofitsbusinesswithonelarge
corporatecustomershould
avoidcompetitionwiththelarger,moreestablishedconcernsbynotexpanding
concentrateonsecuringevenmorebusinessfromthatcorporation
trytoexpandsitscustomersbasetoavoidbecomingdependentonthecorporation
passonsomeoftheworktobedoneforthecorporationtootherminorityownedconcerns.
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:2Status:WrongMarks:0

Q7.Itcanbeinferredfromthepassagethat,comparedwiththerequirementsoflaw,thepercentagegoalssetby
somefederalandlocalagenciesare
morepopularwithlargecorporations
morespecific
lesscontroversial
lessexpensivetoenforce
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Q8.Whichofthefollowingiftrue,wouldmostweakentheauthorsassertionthat,in1970s,corporateresponseto
federalrequirementswassubstantial?
Corporatecontractswithminorityownedbusinesstotaledabout$2billionin1979
Between1970and1972,corporatecontractswithminorityownedbusinessesdeclinedby25percent
Thefigurescollected1977underrepreentedtheextentofcorporatecontractswithminorityownedbusinesses.
The$1.1billionrepresentedthesamepercentageoftotalcorporatespendingin1977asdid$77millionin1972.
CorrectAnswer:4YourAnswer:4Status:CorrectMarks:0.5

Q9.Thepassagemostlikelyappearedin
abusinessmagazine
anencyclopediaofblackhistoryto1945
adictionaryoffinancialterms
ayearbookofbusinessstatistics
CorrectAnswer:1YourAnswer:4Status:WrongMarks:0

Q10.Theauthorwouldmostlikelyagreewithwhichofthefollowingstatementsaboutcorporateresponseto
workingwithminoritysubcontractors?
Annoyedbytheproliferationsoffrontorganizations,corporatesarelikelytoreducetheireffortstoworkwith
minorityownedsubcontractorsinthenearfuture.
Althoughcorporationsshowedconsiderableinterestinworkingwithminoritybusinessesinthe1970stheir
aversiontogovernmentpaperworkmadethemreluctanttopursuemanygovernmentcontracts.
Thesignificantresponseofcorporationinthe1970sislikelytobesustainedandconceivablybeincreased
throughoutthe1980s
Althoughcorporationsreeagertocooperatewithminorityownedbusinesses,ashortageofcapitalinthe1970s
madesubstantialresponseimpossible.
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q11.whatistheantonymforthewordindependentaccordingtothepassage.
Self
depends
dependent
selfgoverning
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:3Status:CorrectMarks:0.5

SequencingofJumbledSentences(Thispartcarries5Marks)
Instruction:Arrangethefollowingsentencesincorrectsequence(Thisquestioncarries5mark)
Q12.
Butthepassengersdidn`ttakeitseriously

Thenoisewasnothingbutthealarmbellringing

Withinminutestheshipbegantosink

Nearly200liveswerelostonthefatefulday

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Therewasasuddennoiseabovethepassengershead

CorrectAnswer:5~2~1~3~4YourAnswer:2~4~3~5~1Status:WrongMarks:0

SectionIIReadingComprehension:MultipleChoice(Thispartcarries10Marks)
Instruction:ReadthePassageCarefullyandAnswertheQuestions
BankingsectorreformsinIndiawereintroducedinordertoimproveefficiencyintheprocessoffinancial
intermediation.Itwasexpectedthatbankswouldtakeadvantageofthechangingoperationalenvironmentand
improvetheirperformance.Towardsthisend,theReserveBankofIndiainitiatedahostofmeasuresforthecreation
ofacompetitiveenvironment.Deregulationofinterestratesonbothdepositandlendingsidesimpartedfreedomto
bankstoappropriatelypricetheirproductsandservices.Tocompeteeffectivelywithnonbankingentities,banks
werepermittedtoundertakeneweractivitieslikeinvestmentbanking,securitiestradingandinsurancebusiness.This
wasfacilitatedthroughamendmentsintherelevantactswhichpermittedPSBstoraiseequityfromthemarketupto
thresholdlimitandalsoenabledtheentryofnewprivateandforeignbanks.Thischangingfaceofbankingledtoan
erosionofmarginsontraditionalbankingbusiness,promotingbankstosearchforneweractivitiestoaugmenttheir
freeincomes.
Atthesametime,banksalsoneededtodevotefocusedattentiontooperationalefficiencyinordertocontaintheir
transactioncosts.Simultaneouslywiththederegulationmeasuresprudentialnormswereinstitutedtostrengthenthe
safetyandsoundnessofthebankingsystem.Recentinternalempiricalresearchfoundthatovertheperiod1992
2003,therehasbeenadiscernibleimprovementintheefficiencyofIndianbanks.Theincreasingtrendinefficiency
hasbeenfairlyuniform,irrespectiveoftheownershippattern.Therateofsuchimprovementhas,however,notbeen
sufficientlyhigh.TheanalysisalsorevealsthatPSBsandprivatesectorbanksinIndiadidnotdiffersignificantlyin
termsoftheirefficiencymeasures.Foreignbanks,ontheotherhand,recordedhigherefficiencyascomparedwith
theirIndiancounterparts.
Q13.Prudentialnormswereinitiatedinthebankingsectorwithaviewto
Increaseoperationalefficiency
Containthenonperformingassets
Strengthenthesoundnessofbankingsystem
Improvethecustomerservice
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:3Status:CorrectMarks:1

Q14.BankingsectorreformsinIndiawereintroducedforthepurposeof
Givingmoreandmoreemploymentopportunitiestotheeducatedunemployed
Takingcareofthedowntroddenmasses
Increasingefficiencyinthebankingactivities
GivingbetterreturntotheCentralGovernment
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:3Status:CorrectMarks:1

Q15.Bankscancontroltheirtransactioncostsby
Restrictingtheirlendingactivities
Undertakingmoreandmorenonbankingactivities
Encouragingthecustomerstobankwithotherbanks
Devotingmoreattentiontooperationalefficiency
CorrectAnswer:4YourAnswer:4Status:CorrectMarks:1

Q16.TherecentinternalempiricalresearchconductedbytheRBIfoundthat
Thereiscutthroatcompetitioninbankingindustry
Therateofreturnisnotcommensuratewiththeoperationalcost
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Therateofimprovementhasnotbeenhigh
Nationalisedbanksandprivatesectorbanksdiddifferintheefficiencymeasures
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:3Status:CorrectMarks:1

Q17.Whichofthefollowingstatementsrecognisingimprovementinefficiencyistrueinthecontextofthepassage?
Thereisnodiscremibledifferenceinefficiencyparameters
Theforeignbanksrecordedhigherefficiency
TheefficiencyofforeignbanksisnotcomparablewithIndianbanks
Therateofsuchimprovementinefficiencywasveryhigh
CorrectAnswer:2YourAnswer:1Status:WrongMarks:0

Instruction:ReadthePassageCarefullyandAnswertheQuestions
TheestablishmentofthethirdReichinfluencedeventsinAmericanhistorybystartingachainofeventswhich
culminatedinwarbetweenGermanyandtheUnitedStates.Thecompletedestructionofdemocracy,thepersecution
oflaws,thewaronreligion,thecrueltyandbarrbarismoftheNazisandespecially,theplansofGermanyandher
allies,ItalyandJapan,forworldconquestcausedgreatindignationinthiscountryandbroughtonfearofanother
worldwar.WhilespeakingoutagainstHitlersatrocities,theAmericanprofilegenerallyfavoredisolationistpolicies,
andneutrality.Theneutralityactsof1935and1936prohibitedtradewithanybelligerentsorloanstothem.In1937
thepresidentwasempoweredtodeclareanarmsembargoinwarsbetweennationsathisdiscretion.
AmericanopinionbegantochangesomewhatafterPresidentRooseveltsquarantinetheaggressorspeechatChicago
(1937)inwhichheseverelycriticizedHitlerspolicies.GermanysseizureofAustriaandMunichpactforthepartition
ofCzechoslovakia(1938)alsoarousedtheAmericanpeople.TheconquestofCzechoslovakiainMarch1939was
anotherrudeawakeningtothemenaceofthethirdReich.InAugust,1939,cametheshockoftheNaziSovietpact
andinSeptembertheattackonPolandandtheoutbreakofEuropeanwar.TheUnitedStatesattempttomaintain
neutralityinspiteofsympathyforthedemocraciesarrangedagainsttheThirdReich.TheNeutralityActof1939
repeatedthearmsembargoandpermittedcashandcarryexportsofarmstobelligerentnations.Astrongnational
defenseprogramwasbegun.Adraftactwaspassed(1940)tostrengthenthemilitaryservices.ALendLeaseAct
(1940)authorizedthepresidenttosell,exchangeorlendmaterialstoanycountydeemednecessarybyhimforthe
defenseoftheUnitedStates.HelpwasgiventoBritainterritoryinthewesternHemisphere.InAugust1941,
PresidentRooseveltandPrimeMinisterChurchillmetandissuedtheAtlanticCharterwhichproclaimedthekindofa
worldwhichshouldbeestablishedafterthewar.InDecember1941,Japanlaunchedtheunprovokedattackonthe
UnitedStatesatPearlharbor,immediatelythereafterGermanydeclaredwarontheUnitedStates.
Q18.USAenteredthewaragainstGermany
becausePearlHarborwasattacked
afterpeacefuleffortshadfailed
becauseGermanydeclarewaragainstit
becauseJapanwasanallyofGermany
CorrectAnswer:3YourAnswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q19.TheNeutralityActof1939favoredGreatBritainbecause
theBritishhadcommandofthesea
thelawpermittedU.S.A.totradeonlywiththeallies.
itantagonizedJapan
itledtotheLandLeaseAct
CorrectAnswer:1YourAnswer:4Status:WrongMarks:0

Q20.Aneventthatdidnotoccurin1939wasthe
invasionofPoland
invasionofCzechoslovakia
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passingoftheNeutralityAct
passingoftheLandLeaseact
CorrectAnswer:4YourAnswer:4Status:CorrectMarks:1

Q21.Oneitemoccurring1937thattheauthordoesnotmentioninthelistofactionsthatalienatedtheAmerican
Publicwas
Thepersecutionofreligiousgroup
ThepactswithItaly
Germanplansforconquestoftheworld
TheburningoftheReichtag.
CorrectAnswer:4YourAnswer:1Status:WrongMarks:0

Q22.TheLandLeaseActhasdesignedto
StrengthenUSAsnationaldefense
ProvidebattleshittotheAllies
HelptheBritish
theAtlanticCharter
CorrectAnswer:1YourAnswer:2Status:WrongMarks:0

SectionIII:CommonErrorsinEnglish
Correcttheerrors(grammar)in10sentences(Thispartcarries10Marks)
Instruction:FromthefollowingpairsofsentencesidentifythegrammaticallycorrectsentenceQ.23toQ.32.
Q23.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Theoldcardontneedtobefixed.
Theoldcardoesntneedtobefixed.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q24.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Hetoldthetruth.
Hespokethetruth.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q25.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Irequestyoutokindlytellme.
Ikindlyrequestyoutotellme.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q26.Identifythecorrectsentence.

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Thehorselookedbeautifully.
Thehorselookedbeautiful.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q27.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Westartearlylestweshallmissthetrain
Westartearlylestweshouldmissthetrain.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q28.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Iknowtowritealetter.
Iknowhowtowritealetter.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q29.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Youwillneverfindawomanlikeshe.
Youwillneverfindawomanlikeher.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q30.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Hesucceededbecauseheworkshard.
Hesucceededbecauseheworkedhard.
CorrectAnswer:2Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q31.Identifythecorrectsentence.

Hehadbettergonow.
Hehadbettertogonow.
CorrectAnswer:1Youranswer:Status:WrongMarks:0

Q32.Identifythecorrectsentence.

TheshoppingcomplexwhichisinStarStarestockedwithfashionableclothes.
TheshoppingcomplexwhichisinStarStisstockedwithfashionableclothes.
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