SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – 1 (ENGLISH)
Max. Marks = 75 Duration: 90 minutes
ATTEMPT ALL QUESTIONS. EACH QUESTION CARRIES EQUAL MARKS.
ONE FOURTH MARK SHALL BE DEDUCTED FOR THE TOTAL MARKS SCORED .
TICK THE CORRECT OPTION ON THE OMR SHEEET.
TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ARE 75.
MAINTAIN DECORUM DURING THE EXAM. DO NOT CHEAT.
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE WORD THAT CONVEYS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT OF
1.ABASH : (a) acquit (b) confuse (c) blush (d) condemn
2. Z ENITH: (a) sharp (b) bright (c) bravery (d) climax
3. VENERATE : (a) defame (b) abuse (c) respect (d) accuse
4. ENTICE : (a) cheat (b) lure (c) flight (d) love
5.ADMONITION : (a) thrash (b) hindrance (c) warning (d) rebuke.
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE WORD THAT IS MOST CLOSELY OPPOSITE IN MEANING TO THE WORD
6.INSOLENT: (a) sullen (b) rich (c) determined (d) affable
7.BENIGN : (a) sick (b) poor (c) damaged (d) evil
8. AMIABLE : (a) friendly (b) not agreeable (c) agreeable (d) amicable
9. FALLACIOUS : (a) true (b) faulty (c) wrong (d) dirty
10. VAGUE : (a) foggy (b) cloudy (c) clear (d) rare
DIRECTIONS: CHOOSE THE CORRECTLY SPELT WORD
11. (a) INTELECT (b) INTELLECT (c) INTILLECT (d) INTELICTE
12. (a) DOLOROUS (b) DOLUROUS (c) DOLOREUS (d) DELORIOUS
13. (a) JOVIAL (b) JOVEAL (c) JOVIEL (d) JOIVEL
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE MISSPELT WORD
14. (a) PERCIEVE (b) RECEIVE (c) CONCEIVE (d) BELIEF
15. (a) DELIRIOUS (b) DELUSIVE (c) HEFTY (d) HIENIOUS
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE WORD WHICH CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE GIVEN PHRASE
16. A person who hates women (a) intolerant (b) misogamist (c) bigamist (d) gullible
17.One who has a compulsive desire to steal (a) pilferer (b) poacher (c) plagiarist (d) kleptomaniac
18.Handwriting that is difficult to read (a) illegible (b) unreadable (c) dim (d) dirty
19. A person who looks at the dark side of everything (a) sadist (b) blind (c) pessimist (d) optimist
20. Something that has become outdated : (a) old (b) ancient (c) obsolete (d) useless
DIRECTIONS : READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE STATEMENT THAT MUST BE TRUE ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE PASSAGE.
One New York publisher has estimated that 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States want an anthology that includes the complete works of William Shakespeare. And what accounts for this renewed interest in Shakespeare? As scholars point out, his psychological insights into both male and female characters are amazing even today.
21. This paragraph best supports the statement that :
(a) Shakespeare's characters are more interesting than fictional characters today.
(b) people even today are interested in Shakespeare's work because of the characters.
(c) academic scholars are putting together an anthology of Shakespeare's work.
(d) New Yorkers have a renewed interested in the work of Shakespeare.
Generation Xers are those people born roughly between 1965 and 1981. As employees, Generation Xers tend to be more challenged when they can carry out tasks independently. This makes Generation Xers the most entrepreneurial generation in history.
(a). work harder than people from other generations.
(b). have a tendency to be self-directed workers
(c). have an interest in making history
(d). tend to work in jobs that require risk-taking behavior.
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCE.
23. The accused _______having made any statement.
(a) rejected (b) denied (c) refused (d) declined
24. If I _____ you, I would have told him the truth.
(a) am (b) were (c) was (d) and
25. It is a noble quality to ____the good and _____the bad.
(a) retain…preserve (b) imitate…pretend (c) appreciate…condemn (d) ignore…eliminate
26.He was ____by letter that he had____selected.
(a) informed…been (b) told…not (c) stated…finally (d) offered…been
27.The sales of his book continue to_____like a runaway balloon.
(a) flight (b) advance (c) revive (d) soar
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE CORRECT MEANING OF THE GIVEN IDIOMS
28. To strain every nerve: (a) to spoil relations (b)get away (c) to try one’s utmost (d) to fall ill
29. To be in the blues : (a) cheerless and depressed (b) violent and angry (c) wearing blue badges (d) singing sad songs
30. To play ducks and drakes : (a) gambling (b) to spend lavishly (c) horse trading (d) bad tactics to fool others
31. Face the music : (a) get finished (b) get reprimanded (c) feel sorry (d) listen to the music
32. A pipe dream : (a) a day dream (b) a hope/plan that will never come true (c) an unending dream (d) a nightmare
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE OPTION HAVING SIMILAR RELATIONSHIP AS THAT OF
33.CONVICT : IMPRISONMENT
(a) Student : School (b) Exile : Banishment (c) Delinquent : Orphanage (d) Hostage : Freedom
34. KNIGHT : SHIELD
(a) Fencer : Saber (b) Soldier : Carbine (c) Welder : Goggles (d) Mechanic : Wrench
35.CARBOHYDRATES : OBESITY
(a) Aversion : Regression (b) Sugar : Cavities (c) Pressure : Extrusion (d) Hostility : War
36. BLURRED : CONFUSED
(a) Muddled : Unclear (b) Dangerous : Adequate (c) Scam :Clarity (d) Abatement : Significant
37. EDITOR : NEWSPAPER
(a) Lecturer : University (b) Teacher : School (c) Nurse : Hospital (d) Architect : Design
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE CORRECT COLLECTIVE NOUN
38. The magician used a ____ of cards in his act.
(a) box (b)pack (c) group (d) peel
39. Give me a _____ of bread.
(a) slice (b) portion (c) bunch (d) sheaf
40. He spotted a _____of deer.
(a) flock (b) tribe (c) herd (d) shoal
41. A ______of musicians enthralled the guests.
(a) group (b) band (c) squad (d) crowd
42.I spotted a _____of peacocks in the ground.
(a) horde (b) string (c) muster (d) bevy
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE CORRECT PREPOSITION
43.He seems blind____ the danger .
(a)of (b) from (c) to (d) in
44. The news of his marriage was concealed_____others.
(a) of (b) from (c)at (d) in
45. One should not brood ___ the past.
(a) over (b) on (c) in (d) from
46. Do not tamper____ the facts.
(a)in (b) with (c) to (d) over
47.I agree___your proposal .
(a) to (b) with (c) in (d) 0n
DIRECTIONS: IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES , REARRANGE THE PARTS P , Q , R and S AND CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO FORM MEANINGFUL SENTENCES USING PART 1 AS BEGINNING AND PART 6 AS THE END OF THE SENTENCE.
48. 1: If some are able to dominate
P : of unity and the temptation Q : of gaining some advantage on
R : over others , this is at least S : partially due to weakness , the lack
6 :the part of those who submit.
(a)PQRS (b) RSPQ (c) SQRP (d) PRSQ
49.1 :In order to enable
P : their cropping pattern Q : farmers to rationally determine
R : notified by the Government S : support prices are being
6 : in advance of the sowing.
(a)QPSR (b) SPQR (c) RSPQ (d) PQSR
50. 1 : We are talking about
P : When our political Q : National leaders are
R : religion corrupting politics S : parties as well as
6 : steeped in corruption.
(a)RPSQ (b) PRQS (c) PSRQ (d) PQRS
51. 1 : We do not wish to improve
P: further and yet we cannot for Q : the ecology and environment any
R : poverty of a large number of S : a moment forget the grim
6 : people in this vast country.
(a)PQRS (b) RQPS (c) QPRS (d) QPSR
52. 1 : Not being directly involved
P : situation to make a push for a Q : sides in the Gulf conflict
R : we were in an ideal S : and being friendly to all
6 : peaceful resolution of the Gulf crisis.
(a)SQRP (b)RSPQ (C)PSQR (d) RQSP
DIRECTIONS : READ EACH SENTENCE GIVEN BELOW. FIND OUT THE GRAMMATICAL ERROR WHICH WILL BE IN ONE PART OF EACH SENTENCE MARKED a,b,c,d. CHOOSE THAT PART AS YOUR ANSWER.
53. The engineer, as well as (a)/ the superintendent (b)/ were present (c)/at the meeting(d)/.
54. Our main problem (a)/ is writing complete (b)/ reports and getting it (c)/into the mail on time(d)/.
55. Everyone misses (a)/ a class from time to time (b)/ but no one skip(c)/ an examination (d)/.
56. The proposal to offer (a)/ conveyance to all (b)/ officers of the (c) Company were opposed by the workers (d)/.
57. Mr. Sodhi , our Chairman,accompanied (a)/ by his secretary have (c) /arrived at the office (d)/.
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE PHRASE OUT OF THE OPTIONS GIVEN WHICH SHOULD REPLACE THE PHRASE GIVEN IN BOLD IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES TO MAKE THE SENTENCE GRAMMATICALLY MEANINGFUL AND CORRECT.
58. It is now well known that the world response to the Asian tsunami disaster with an outpouring generosity.
(a) world responded to (b) world’s response to
(c) world had a response (d) world responding for
59. Though people should be right to protest , it should not be by upsetting the livelihood of others.
(a) should be righteous in protesting (b) should have right to protest
(c) would be right in protest (d) should have been right to protest
60. We have already identified areas where landslides are possible and start evacuation of residents to safer locations.
(a) starting evacuation (b) started evacuation (c) have started evacuate (d) start evacuating
61. Because his work as a painter requires that he use products containing strong chemicals , he has developed skin allergy.
(a) required to use (b) requires that he should use
(c) required that he uses (d) requires that he uses
DIRECTIONS : READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION FOR THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW EACH PASSAGE.
Organizations are institutions in which members compete for status and power. They compete for resource of the organization. For example they finance to expand their own departments, for career advancement and for power to control the activities of others. In pursuit of these aims, groups are formed and sectional interests emerge. As a result, policy decisions may serve the ends of political and career systems rather than those of the concern. In this way, the goals of the organisation may be displaced in favour of sectional interests and individual ambition. These preoccupations sometimes prevent the emergence of organic systems. Many of the electronic firms in the study had recently created research and development departments employing highly qualified and well paid scientists and technicians. Their high pay and expert knowledge were sometimes seen as a threat to the established order of rank, power and privilege. Many senior managers had little knowledge of technicality and possibilities of new developments and electronics. Some felt that close cooperation with the experts in an organic system would reveal their ignorance and show their experience was now redundant.
62.The theme of the passage is
(a).groupism in organizations
(b).individual ambitions in organizations
(c).frustration of senior managers
(d).emergence of sectional interests in organizations
63."Organic system" as related to the organization implies its
(a).growth with the help of expert knowledge
(b).growth with input from science and technology
(c).steady all around development
(d).natural and unimpeded growth
64.Policy decision in organization would involve
(a).cooperation at all levels in the organization
(b).modernization of the organization
(c).attracting highly qualified personnel
(d).keeping in view the larger objectives of the organizations
65.The author makes out a case for
(b).Research and Development in organisations
(c).an understanding between senior and middle level executives
(d).a refresher course for senior managers
66.The author tends to the senior managers as
(a).ignorant and incompetent
(b).a little out of step with their work environment
(c).jealous of their younger colleagues
(d).robbed of their rank, power and privilege
67. Which of the following is not the synonym of “cooperation” ?
68. choose the antonym for the word “redundant”
It is to progress in the human sciences that we must look to undo the evils which have resulted from a knowledge of physical world hastily and superficially acquired by population ,unconscious of the changes in themselves, that the new knowledge has imperative. The road to a happier world than any known in the past lies open before us if atavistic destructive passions can be kept in leash while the necessary adaptations are made. Fears are inevitable in time, but hopes are equally rational and far more likely to bear good fruit. We must learn to think rather less of the dangers to be avoided than of the good that will lie within our grasp if we can believe in it and let it dominate our thoughts. Science, whatever unpleasant consequences it may have by the way, is in its very nature a liberator, a liberator of bondage to physical nature and in time to come, a liberator from the weight of destructive passions. We are on the threshold of utter disaster or unprecedented glorious achievement. No previous age has been fraught with problems so momentous; and it is to science that we must look to for a happy future.
69.What does science liberates from? It liberates us from
(a). fears and destructive passions
(b). slavery to physical nature and from passions
(c). bondage to physical nature
(d). idealistic hopes of glorious future
70.Should human sciences be developed because they will
(a). provide more knowledge of the physical word
(b). make us conscious of the changing world
(C). make us conscious of the changing in ourselves
(d). eliminate the destruction caused by a superficial knowledge of the physical world
71.If man's bestial yearning is controlled
(a). the future will be tolerable
(b). the future will be brighter than the present
(c). the present will be brighter than the future
(d). the present will become tolerable
72.Fears and hopes according to the author
(a). are closely linked with the life of modern man
(b). can bear fruit
(c). can yield good results
(d). are irrational
73.To carve out a bright future man should
(a). analyse dangers that lie ahead
(b). try to avoid dangers
(c) overcome fear and dangers
(d) cultivate a positive outlook
74. Choose the word closest in meaning to the word “ inevitable”.
75. choose the antonym of “fraught”.