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Directions for the following 10 (ten)items:

Each question in this section has a sentence with three underlined parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined part and indicate your response in the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be indicated as (d).

1. (a) My friend was

(b) habitual to drive a car

(c) at very high speed.

(d) No error.

2. (a) Being a day of national mourning

(b) the offices were closed

(c) and the national flag flow half mast

(d) No error.

3. (a) If you are wanting to watch

(b) the birds nesting

(c) you must not let them see you

(d) No error

4. (a) He does not listen to

(b) What I say

(c) although I am advising him for a long time

(d) No error

5. (a) It is most essential for us

(b) to reach the station before noon

(c) lest we should miss the train

(d) No error

6. (a) I asked him

(b) what had brought

(c) him there

(d) No error

7. (a) The guards

(b) dare not

(c) to harm him

(d) No error

8. (a) The Principal looks very worried

(b) because students are on strike for the last fifteen days as a protest against

(c) his disciplinary action against some miscreants

(d) No error

9. (a) The king was embarrassed

(b) to find evidences

(c) against his own queen

(d) No error

10. (a) As I prefer coffee than tea

(b) my friends always take the trouble

(c) to get me a cup of coffee whenever I visit them

(d) No error


Directions for the following 5 (five) items:

Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word or words followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or groups of words that is most similar in meaning to the underlined word.

11. Hospitality is a virtue for which the natives of the East in general are highly admired.

(a) Duty of a doctor

(b) Generosity shown to guests

(c) Cleanliness in hospitals

(d) Kindness

12. House rent in cities like Mumbai or Delhi has risen to astronomical figures beyond the reach of even high- salaried people.

(a) exorbitant

(b) commercial

(c) planetary

(d) illogical

13. Appropriate technology holds the key to a nation’s development.

(a) Modern

(b) Suitable

(c) Effective

(d) Growing

14. He was enamoured of his own golden voice.

(a) very fond of

(b) concerned with

(c) obsessed with

(d) imbued with

15. Some journalists are guilty of indulging in yellow journalism.

(a) misrepresentation

(b) vulgarization

(c) sensational reporting

(d) loud gestures


Directions for the following 5 (five)items:

Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word or words followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

16. The culprit was sentenced by the Court.

(a) acquitted

(b) punished

(c) relieved

(d) pardoned

17. Thrifty as he is, he can well afford to live within his means.

(a) careless

(b) instinctive

(c) sentimental

(d) extravagant

18. Do not give him a responsible job, he is immature.

(a) thoughtful

(b) cautious

(c) calculating

(d) seasoned

19. I was prepared to show my hand provided he agreed to do the same.

(a) to yield

(b) to shake hands

(c) to conceal my plan

(d) to lose my ground

20. Akbar the great was a sagacious ruler.

(a) haughty

(b) cunning

(c) rude

(d) unwise


Directions for the following 10 (ten)items.

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet.

21. She has been lying in bed for the last fortnight. I hope she will ___________ .

(a) come out

(b) pull out

(c) pull through

(d) go out

22. The path of progress is beset _________ difficulties.

(a) with

(b) by

(c) through

(d) along

23. I feel ________ for those who are

cruel to their children.

(a) sympathy

(b) contempt

(c) admiration

(d) craving

24. Both the parties were keen to have an

__________ settlement of the


(a) enviable

(b) inimical

(c) worthy

(d) amicable

25. I have come to know that the two brothers have ___________ .

(a) fallen through

(b) fallen out

(c) fallen for

(d) fallen short

26. Everybody finds his own work

_______ whereas he feels that others

have delightful jobs.

(a) tedious

(b) fabulous

(c) unprofitable

(d) indecent

27. The accident took place because of the criminal ________ of the driver.

(a) performance

(b) disregard

(c) negligence

(d) slackness

28. The belief in the __________ of

vaccination is gaining gound.

(a) immunity

(b) prevalence

(c) efficacy

(d) workability

29. Our new leader is a ___________

young man and will take us forward.

(a) haughty

(b) intoxicated

(c) fanciful

(d) dynamic

30. They found a world of _________

between what he said and what he did.

(a) chaos

(b) bitterness

(c) difference

(d) hope


Directions for the following 7 (seven) items:

Each of the following items in this section consists of a sentence the parts of which have been jumbled. These parts have been labelled P, Q, R and S. Given below each sentence are four sequences namely (a), (b), (c) and (d). You are required to rearrange the jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response accordingly.

31. The statement

P therefore you must listen carefully

Q what the speaker has said

R in order to understand

S will be made just once

The proper sequence should be

(a) SPRQ

(b) SRQP

(c) RSPQ

(d) SPQR

32. The small boy who

P broke his leg

Q fell down

R and

S climbed the wall

The proper sequence should be

(a) PSRQ

(b) SQRP

(c) QSRP

(d) SPRQ

33. According to an engineer

P might hit the market next year

Q a newly developed air- cooler system

R that employed in conventional room coolers

S which is based on a principle radically different from

The proper sequence should be

(a) SQRP

(b) RSQP

(c) QSRP

(d) PQRS

34. The clerk

P on the desk

Q left the money

R in the safe

S which he should have locked up The proper sequence should be

(a) SRQP

(b) QRSP

(c) PQRS

(d) QPSR

35. Hardly had my brother descended from the plane

P when the pople

Q waved and cheered

R who had come to receive him

S from the lounge

The proper sequence should be

(a) PQRS

(b) RSPQ

(c) RPQS

(d) PRSQ

36. The essay

P like that of the human face

Q because its variety is infinite

R is a literary form

S which is not easy to define

The proper sequence should be

(a) PQRS

(b) PQSR

(c) RSQP

(d) RSPQ

37. The exhibition committee

P attractive and useful

Q to make exhibition

R making efforts

S has been

The proper sequence should be

(a) QSRP

(b) SRQP

(c) QPSR

(d) SPQR


Directions for the following 13(thirteen) items:

Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a “No improvement” response will be signified by the letter (d).

38. My old teacher gave many poor students money in spite of he was poor.

(a) even though

(b) as if

(c) however


39. You should to read the newspapers regularly if you want to be well-informed.

(a) ought

(b) have to

(c) should be


40. If he had listening to me he would not have got lost.

(a) listened me

(b) listened to me

(c) listen me


41. He asked for a bank loan also he didn’t have sufficient resources.

(a) because

(b) even if

(c) requiring


42. I went to the shop to buy some stationeries.

(a) stationery

(b) stationary

(c) stationaries


43. I have been waiting here for the last two hours.

(a) from

(b) since

(c) by


44. The table needs to be painted.

(a) paint

(b) painting

(c) having paint


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