Direction : In Question nos. 1 to 10, you have
brief passages with 5 questions. Read the
passage carefully and choose the best answer
to each question out of the four alternatives and
mark it by blackening the appropriate oval [ ]
in the Answer Sheet.
PASSAGE - I
Unlike the masses, intellectuals have a
taste for rationality and an interest in facts. Their
critical habit of mind makes them resistant to
the kind of propaganda that works so well on the
majority Intellectuals are the kind of people who
demand evidence and are shocked by logical
inconsistencies and fal laci es. They regard
over-simplification as the original sin of the mind
and have no use for the slogans, the unqualified
assertions and sweeping generalizations, which
are the propagandist’s stock-in-trade.
Intellectuals are the kind of people who
A. look for evidence in support of logical
inconsistencies and fallacies
B. accept only those things which are
logically consistent and well supported
PASSAGE - II
The two dominant features of our age are
the science and democracy. They have come to
stay. We cannot ask educated people to accept
the del i verances of f ai th wi thout rat i onal
evidence. Whatever we are called upon to accept
must be justified and supported by reason.
Otherwise our religious beliefs will be reduced
to wishful thinking. Modem man must leam to
live with a religion which commends itself to his
intellectual conscience, to the spirit of science.
Besides, religion should be the sustaining faith
of democracy which insists on the intellectual
and spiritual development of every human being
irrespective of his caste, creed, community or
race, Any religion which divides man from man
or supports privileges, exploitation, wars cannot
commend itself to us today.