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1 .In Question, you have a 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.

How often have you dreaded wearing your black jacket in winters for fear of publicly displaying your snowy and flaky dandruff? Dandruff can be bad for your image, and ted for your confidence too. It is not just a health problem, it is a social one too. It is embarrassing and not easily treatable unless tackled in the early stages. But whatisdandruff?

Dandruff is a condition of the scal p accompanied by an abnormal flaking of the scalp. About 17-50% of the human population suffers from dandruff. Dandruff may occur when your scalp goes on an overdrive producing new cells.

It gets accentuated due to dry skin and unhygienic scalp. Medical conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, fungal infection due to Malassezia species and bacterial infection due toStaphylococcus eptdermidis also cause a dandruff scalp. Like many other skin problems, dandruff also has several risk factors, some of which are avoidable.

Age by itself is a risk factor. Dandruff usually attacks young children and continues through middle age. Dandruff also occurs in newborns where it is called cradle cap and occurs anywhere between two weeks and six months. Sometimes the problem stays life long after an attack. The second risk factor is sec. Being male is a disadvantage for predisposition to dandruff.

Since men have more oil producing glands, this could contribute to rich growth of dandruff. Having excessive oily skin and scalp predisposes to dandruff growth in either sex. Researchers postulate that male hormones could play a role in causing dandruff because more men succumb to dandruff than women. As much as other factors, diet contributes to dandruff growth.

Specifically, a diet lacking zinc and vitamin B leads to enhanced dandruff growth. Another risk factor predisposing people to dandruff could be neurological diseases. Adults with Parkinson's disease are more l ikely to get Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Patients with stress conditions such as heart attack, stroke and compromised immune systems also welcome dandruff.
Acc. to the passage, what is cradle cap?
Heart-diseases in newborns
Dandruff in newborns
Dandruff in males

2 . In Question, sentences given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet
What is the _____ for judging whether it is good or bad ?
criterion
criteria
evidence
reason

3 . In Question, sentences given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet
John totally disapproved _____ his friend Deniel's behaviour at the social gathering
with
off
of
i n

4 . In Question, sentences given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet
Students must _____ their teachers whenever they meet them
engage
congratulate
greet
regard

5 . In Question, sentences given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet
Every man in this world wishes to live long but nobody _____ to grow old.
wanted
wants
will want
would want

6 . In Question, sentences given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet
His company was _____ after by all.
seek
sought
seeking
seeker

7 . In Question, a sentence/ a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet
We need honest workers, not people of redoubtable integrity
doubting
doubtful
doubtless
No improvement

8 . In Question, a sentence/ a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet
They set a strong guard, lest any one $could$ escape
would
might
should
No improvement

9 . In Question, a sentence/ a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet
He is still in vigorous health although he is on the $right$ side of sixty
wrong
left
negative
No improvement