DIRECTION : In the passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required”.
As well as being the world’s second-most populous country, India is the world’s largest provider of management education. But that scale (1)_____ [concur] problems. A number of business schools offer substandard education, as Which MBA? has previously investigated, and smaller institutions struggle to stay (2)______ [calm] . A quarter of business schools in India take in (3)______ [lesser] than 60 candidates in each annual cohort, a class size that AIMA, the All-India Management Association, a national management- education industry body, calls “abysmally low”. Whether in a well-attended programme or not, the employment (4)_______ [substance] for Indian business students have also dropped, according to AIMA. The cost of courses has increased even in the lowest-quality schools—while the salary graduates can (5)______ [calculate] to earn is falling. “There a lot of people
graduating from business schools who don’t get jobs in metro cities or big corporations,” says Rajan Saxena,the vice chancellor of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, a private university in Mumbai,
and chairman of the board of studies at AIMA. This is partly (6)______ [as per] strong competition for relatively few positions, but also a (7)_______ [disconnect] between educational and employer requirements.
Such problems have the potential to (8)_______ [prevent] a country that will need ever-more good-quality managers. So as 2015 turned into 2016, AIMA published a strategy paper, seven months in the making, from
a committee tasked with finding a way to improve management education in the country. The goal is bold:“By 2025 [the] Indian management education system should clearly emerge as the second best in the world,
second only to that of [the] USA.”AIMA suggests (9)______ [abase] pillars that have propped up business education in India for years.Standardised curriculums have been commonplace, says Dr Saxena. However, there is a vast gap between India’s best business schools (Ahmedabad’s Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A) tops The Economist’s global ranking of business schools’ when it comes to opening new career opportunities) and its more mundane colleges. Yet they both teach the same theory and techniques. That is wrong-headed. An MBA graduating from a business school in Kapurthala (population: 99,000) is much less likely to reach the board of a multinational firm than one coming out of a management institute in Mumbai (population: 12m). The skills needed to (10)_______ [overpower] a smaller company—in Indian heavy industry, for example—are different
to global corporations.
- A) magnifies B) belies C) blister D) writhe E) No Change Required
- A) loose B) flooded C) afloat D) charged E) No Change Required
- A) fewer B) few C) slight D) slender E) No Change Required
- A) awaiting B) emptor C) prospects D) view E) No Change Required
- A) sense B) expect C) disregard D) deduce E) No Change Required
- A) structured to B) reasonable to C) down to D) same as E) No Change Required
- A) dispute B) link C) putrefy D) rummage E) No Change Required
- A) precede B) cover up C) curb D) hold back E) No Change Required
- A) tearing down B) dishonour C) dispatch D) impair E) No Change Required
- .A) shaft B) handle C) release D) exercise E) No Change Required