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Oxpeckers and rhinos manifest a symbiotic relationship in the wild. The oxpeckers warn the rhinos about approaching poachers, thus possibly saving the lives of the rhinos. Oxpeckers also feed on the parasitic ticks found on rhinos. In the symbiotic relationship described above ... a food source, rhinos may be saved from the poachers Oxpeckers save the lives of poachers, rhinos save their own lives
asked Feb 22 in Verbal Ability gatecse 1.6k points
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In one of the greatest innings ever seen in $142$ years of Test history, Ben Stokes upped the tempo in a five-and-a-half hour long stay of $219$ balls including $11$ fours and $8$ sixes that saw him finish on a $135$ not out as England squared ... in the given passage, which one of the following meanings DOES NOT match? upped = increased squared = lost tempo = enthusiasm saw = resulted in
asked Sep 18, 2020 in Verbal Ability jothee 4.9k points
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Climate change and resilience deal with two aspects - reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms mitigation' and adaptation' are used to refer to these aspects, respectively. Which ... deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat green-house gas emissions
asked Sep 18, 2020 in Verbal Ability jothee 4.9k points
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Crowd funding deals with mobilisation of funds for a project from a large number of people, who would be willing to invest smaller amounts through web-based platforms in the project. Based on the above paragraph, which of the following is ... on web-based platforms Funds raised through coerced contributions on web-based platforms Funds raised through voluntary contributions on web-based platforms
asked Feb 19, 2020 in Verbal Ability jothee 4.9k points
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While teaching a creative writing class in India, I was surprised at receiving stories from the students that were all set in distant places: in the American West with cowboys and in Manhattan penthouses with clinking ice cubes. This was, till an eminent Caribbean ... India None of the students had written about ice cubes and cowboys Some of the students had written about ice cubes and cowboys
asked Feb 9, 2019 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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$X$ is an online media provider. By offering unlimited and exclusive online content at attractive prices for a loyalty membership, $X$ is almost forcing its customers towards its loyalty membership. If its royalty membership continues to grow at its current rate, ... cable television Cable television operators don't subscribe to $X's$ loyalty members The $X$ is cancelling accounts of non-members
asked Feb 9, 2019 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Under a certain legal system, prisoners are allowed to make one statement. If their statements turns out to be true then they are hanged. If the statements turns to be false then they are shot. One prisoner made a statement and the judge had no option but to set ... of the following could be that statement? I did not commit the crime I committed the crime I will be shot You committed the crime
asked Feb 9, 2019 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Congo was named by Europeans, Congo's dictator Mobuto later changed the name of the county and the river to Zaire with the objective of Africanising names of persons and spaces. However, the name Zaire was a Portuguese alteration of Nzadi O Nzere, a local ... to Africanise names was prevented by the Portuguese As a dictator Mobuto ordered the Portuguese to alter the name of the river to Zaire
asked Feb 9, 2019 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Wanted Temporary, Part-time persons for the post of Field Interviewer to conduct personal interviews to collect and collate economic data. Requirements: High-school pass, must be available for the Day, Evening and Saturday work. Transportation paid ... best inference from the above advertisement? Gender-discriminatory Xenophobic Not designed to make the post attractive Not gender-discriminatory
asked Mar 20, 2018 in Verbal Ability Andrijana3306 1.5k points
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"If you are looking for a history of India, or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj, or for the reason of the cleaving of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic parts and the effects this mutilation will have in the ... for the impartial recording of these matters." Which of the following is closest in meaning to 'cleaving' ? deteriorating arguing departing splitting
asked Feb 27, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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"Here, throughout the early $1820$s, Stuart continued to fight is losing battle to allow his sepoys to wear their caste-marks and their own choice of facial hair on parade, being again reprimanded by the commander-in-chief. His retort that 'A stronger instance ... sepoys to wear caste-marks. The commander-in-cheif was exempt from the Europeans prejudice that dictated how the sepoys were to dress.
asked Feb 27, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Two very famous sportsmen Mark and Steve happened to be brothers and played for country $K$. Mark teased James, an opponent from country $E$, "There is no way you are good enough to play for your country." James replied, "Maybe not, but at least I am the ... known to play better than James. Steve was known to play better than Mark. James and Steve were good friends. James played better than steve.
asked Feb 27, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Social science disciplines were in existence in an amorphous form until the colonial period when they were institutionalized. In varying degrees, they were intended to further the colonial interest. In the time of globalization and the economic rise of postcolonial countries like India, conventional ... disciplinary boundaries (ii) only (i) and (iii) only (ii) and (iv) only (iii) and (iv) only
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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After India’s cricket world cup victory in $1985$, Shrotria who was playing both tennis and cricket till then, decided to concentrate only on cricket. And the $\textbf{rest is history}$ What does the phrase in $\textbf{bold}$ letters mean in this context? history will rest in peace rest is recorded in history books rest is well known rest is archaic
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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A smart city integrates all modes of transport, uses clean energy and promotes sustainable use of resources. It also uses technology to ensure safety and security of the city, something which critics argue, will lead to a surveillance state. Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above ... promote surveillance. $(i)$ and $(iv)$ only $(ii)$ and $(iii)$ only $(iv)$ only $(i)$ only
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Analytical Aptitude Arjun 24.6k points
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Students taking an exam are divided into two groups, P and Q such that each group has the same number of students. The performance of each of the students in a test was evaluated out of $200$ marks. It was observed that the mean of group P was $105$, while that of ... Most students of group Q scored marks in a narrower range than students in group P. The median of the marks of group P is $100$.
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Analytical Aptitude Arjun 24.6k points
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In a world filled with uncertainty, he was glad to have many good friends. He had always assisted them in times of need and was confident that they would reciprocate. However, the events of the last week proved him wrong. Which of the following inference(s) is/are logically valid and can be inferred from ... did not help him last week. $(i)$ and $(ii)$ $(iii)$ and $(iv)$ $(iii)$ only $(iv)$ only
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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In the following question,the first and last sentence of the passage are in order and numbered $1$ and $6$. The rest of passage is split in $4$ parts and numbered as $2, 3, 4$ and $5$. These four parts are not arranged in proper order. Read the sentences and arrange them in a logical ... exchange sweets Houses looks so pretty with lighted lamps all around $2,5,3,4$ $5,2,4,3$ $3,5,4,2$ $4,5,2,3$
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Lamenting the gradual sidelining of the arts in school curricula, a group of prominent artists wrote to the chief minister last year, asking him to allocate more funds to support art education in schools. However, no such increase has been announced in this year's budget. The artists expressed their deep ... to arts education these days (iii) and (iv) (i) and (ii) (i),(ii) and (iii) (i) and (ii)
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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Lights of four colors (red, blue, green, yellow) are hung on a ladder. On every step of the ladder there are two lights. If one of the lights is red, the other light on that step will always be blue. If one of the lights on a step is green, the other light on ... is equal to the sum of the yellow and blue lights The sum of the red and blue lights is equal to the sum of the green and yellow lights
asked Feb 19, 2017 in Verbal Ability Arjun 24.6k points
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For submitting tax returns, all resident males with annual income below $Rs$ $10$ lakh should fill up Form $P$ and all resident females with income below $Rs$ $8$ lakh should fill up Form $Q$. All people with incomes above $Rs$ $10$ lakh should fill up Form $R$, except ... $Rs$ $9$ lakh a non-resident male with annual income $Rs$ $16$ lakh a non-resident female with annual income $Rs$ $16$ lakh
asked Feb 19, 2017 in Analytical Aptitude Arjun 24.6k points
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After several defeats in wars, Robert Bruce went in exile and wanted to commit suicide. Just before committing suicide, he came across a spider attempting tirelessly to have its net. Time and again, the spider failed but that did not deter it to refrain from ... is the pillar of success. Honesty is the best policy. Life begins and ends with adventures. No adversity justifies giving up hope.
asked Feb 19, 2017 in Verbal Ability piyag476 1.4k points
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