(136-140) : In each of these questions, a paragraph is given that has blank in it. Five sentences (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits the blank in the context of the paragraph. Pick that sentence as the answer.

A shrinking elite of senior, permanent teachers is struggling to represent a vast underclass of frustrated and vulnerable ad hoc teachers ……………………………………………………. Research fellowship have been used as a cushion to absorb the growing army of unemployed, highly qualified young men and women. They have no organised voice, and each one of them is individually too vulnerable to protest against continuous exploitation.

A In some, self-financed courses, mostly vocational in nature, have provided a means of income. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B In others, such courses have been resisted by teacher unions. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C The old idea that an academic career should attract the best among the young holds no meaning now. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D It has eroded our society’s institutional capacity to train young people. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The first sentence mentions that the senior teachers are struggling to represent teachers. So, they have old ideas. So, option 3 is perfect as the second sentence.

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