SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – II(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. EXQUISITE : (a) clumsy (b) rough (c) graceful(d) unrefined
2. ABSTAIN: (a) influence (b) refrain (c) retain (d) retard
3. TRIVIAL : (a) economical (b) uneconomical (c) rare (d) commonplace
4. OSTENTATION: (a) protruding (b) wealthy (c) decorative (d) showy
5.LATENT : (a) hard (b) concealed (c) visible (d) display
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE WORD THAT IS MOST CLOSELY OPPOSITE IN MEANING TO THE WORD
6.BEGUILE: (a) deceive (b) charm (c) cheat (d) persuade
7.AUDACIOUS: (a)manifest (b) obvious (c) venture (d) cowardly
8. THRIVE : (a) Survive (b) revive (c) entertain (d) deteriorate
9. PIQUANT : (a) factitious (b) vain (c) insipid (d) colorful
10. BENIGN: (a) sick (b) poor (c) damaged (d) evil
DIRECTIONS: CHOOSE THE CORRECTLY SPELT WORD
11. (a) FEASIBEL(b) FEASIBLE (c) FASCIEBLE (d) FEASEBLE
12. (a) GRAGEROUS (b) GREGAREOUS(c) GREGARIOUS(d) GRIGAREOUS
13. (a) HUMORROUS (b) HOMOROUS (c) HUMOUROUS (d) HUMOROUS
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE MISSPELT WORD
14. (a) RUDIMENT (b) RUDEMENT (c) CORNERED (d) CONCERNED
15. (a) HARASSED (b) DIAGNOSE(c) COLLEIGUE(d) DIALOGUE
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE WORD WHICH CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE GIVEN PHRASE
16. Cessation of arms before a formal treaty is signed during war(a) truce (b) armistice (c) accord (d) retreat
17.Killing of one’s own brother(a) murder(b) matricide (c) fratricide (d) genocide
18.A person who is fond of sensuous enjoyment(a) epicure (b) witty (c) hedonist (d) humorous
19. Official misconduct(a) malefactor (b) malfeasance (c) maltreatment (d) maladministration
20. A person who is out to destroy government(a) anarchist(b) destroyer (c) atheist (d) theist
DIRECTIONS : READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE STATEMENT THAT MUST BE TRUE ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE PASSAGE.
In the past, consumers would rarely walk into an ice cream store and order low-fat ice cream. But that isn't the case today. An increasing health consciousness combined with a much bigger selection of tasty low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a very profitable item for ice cream store owners.
21.This paragraph best supports the statement that
(a). low-fat ice cream produces more revenue than other low-fat foods.
(b). ice cream store owners would be better off carrying only low-fat ice cream.
(c). ice cream store owners no longer think that low-fat ice cream is an unpopular item.
(d). low-fat ice cream is more popular than other kinds of ice cream.
22.The criminal justice system needs to change. The system could be more just if it allowed victims the opportunity to confront the person who has harmed them. Also, mediation between victims and their offenders would give the offenders a chance to apologize for the harm they have done.
(a).learn to forgive their offenders.
(b).have the right to confront their offenders.
(c).learn the art of mediation.
(d).insist that their offenders be punished.
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCE.
23. I don’t know where he is but I could_____ a guess.
(a) suggest (b) attempt (c) danger (d) estimate
24. We must ____ trade with neighbouring countries.
(a) add (b) promote (c) enter (d) deal
25. She has been ill but now she is back in _____.
(a) movement (b) motion (c) circulation(d) moving
26.He appealed to the President as last________.
(a) solution(b) resource (c) force (d) retort
27.That table would collapse if both______ on it.
(a) would stand (b) will stand (c) are standing(d) stood
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE CORRECT MEANING OF THE GIVEN IDIOMS
28. Bandy words with: (a) argue(b) oratory (c) speech enthusiast (d) linguistic acumen
29. Put a spoke in one’s wheel : (a) obstruct progress(b) grinder (c)help someone to progress (d) help someone with advice
30. Play one’s cards well : (a) A good gambler displaying skills (b) A magician showing magic of cards (c) use means effectively (d) A game of gamble
31. To a hair : (a) vaguely (b) to some extent (c) exactly (d) not the like of
32. To have an axe to grind : (a)pinpoint fault of others (b) to take revenge (c) to make unreasonable demands (d) to have a selfish interest to serve
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE OPTION HAVING SIMILAR RELATIONSHIP AS THAT OF
(a) Grapple:Iron (b) Grope: Hands (c) Lisp: Speech (d) Limp: limbs
34. DERMATOLOGIST: SKIN
(a) Paleontologist: Statues (b) Genealogist: Genes (c) Cardiologist: Heart (d) Astrologist: Future
(a) Student: Attentive (b) Map: legible (c) Magnet: Attractive (d) Rock: Large
36. BREAD: OVEN
(a) Ceramics: Kiln (b)Silo: Corn (c)Pottery: Wheel (d) Iron: Furnace
37. TOKEN: TURNSTILE
(a) Words: Telegram (b) Coin: Telephone (c) Diesel : Automobile(d) Road: Toll
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE CORRECT COLLECTIVE NOUN
38. A _____of thieves attacked the villagers.
(a) gang(b)pack (c) group (d) peel
39. He picked an arrow from the_____of arrows.
(a) slice (b) portion (c) bunch (d) sheaf
40. He spotted a _____ of fish in the river.
(a) flock (b) tribe (c) herd (d) shoal
41. A ______of soldiers .
(a) group (b) band (c) squad (d) crowd
42.A ____ of ladies.
(a) horde (b) string (c) muster (d) bevy
DIRECTIONS : CHOOSE THE CORRECT PREPOSITION
43.One should avail oneself_____every chance .
(a)of (b) from (c) to (d) in
44. I am annoyed ____him.
(a) of (b) from (c)with(d) in
45. He burst____rage.
(a) into (b) on (c) in (d) from
46. I cannot count____him in times of difficulty.
(a)in (b) with (c) to (d) on
47.He is senior _____ me in service.
(a) to (b) by(c) in (d)than
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: It is necessary not only
P : also to be very vigilant Q : time of new recruitment to
R : against further penetration at the S : to weed out moles but
6 :the police force in the state.
(a)PSRQ(b) SRQP (c) SPRQ (d) PQRS
49.1 :Some of our own beautiful wild
P : miles of forests with beautiful old Q : life has been completely wiped out,
R : have been destroyed, as a S : trees, mute witnesses to history,
6 :result of rapid industrialisation.
(a)SQPR(b) RQSP (c) RSPQ (d) QPSR
50. 1 : His declaration that he
P : all minorities does not Q : will be depending mainly
R : will champion the cause of S : obscure the fact that he
6 : on the support of the muslims.
(a)SPRQ (b) RPSQ (c) PQRS(d) RPQS
51. 1 : Laughter is a
P: must first accept and Q : gift- one than you
R : yourself before you can S :cultivate within
6 : share it with others.
(a)PRSQ (b) SQPR(c) RPQS(d) QPSR
52. 1 : You, are, therefore
P : into the matter and Q : payment is received
R : requested to look S : ensure that the
6 : without further delay.
(a)RSPQ (b)RPSQ (C)RSQP(d) RQSP
DIRECTIONS : READ EACH SENTENCE GIVEN BELOW. FIND OUT THE GRAMMATICAL ERROR WHICH CAN BE IN ONE PART OF EACH SENTENCE MARKED a,b,c; CHOOSE THAT PART AS YOUR ANSWER. HOWEVER, IF THE STATEMENT HAS NO ERROR;CHOOSE OPTION d.
53.The photograph was so clear that (a)/ we could see(b)/ every detail on the background.(c)/No Error(d).
54. Experience has taught me(a)/ not to ignore any man, high or low (b)/ , nor to ignore anything, great or small. (c)/No Error(d).
55. I have not (a)/ played cricket (b)/since have left college.(c)/ No Error (d).
56. The sun was shining when I (a)/ left the house (b)/ so the sudden shower caught me unaware. (c) /No Error (d).
57. The statement made by the writer (a)/ appears to be in correct(b) /as Gandhiji was never born in Ahmedabad. (c)/No Error(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. What we have done is from humanity point of view.
(a) have been doing was (b) had done being
(c) have done were (d) have been were
59. The most important quality a chief executive candidate should have a noble character.
(a) must have a (b) should have to be
(c) should be (d) should have is a
60. We are happy to note that the use of emission controls was created to reduce air pollution.
(a) emission controls were (b) the uses of emission controls were (c) emission controls had (d) emission controls had to be
61. They have made a futile attempt of suppressing the truth and suggest falsehood.
(a) for suggestion of falsehood (b) after suggesting falsity
(c) and suggesting falsehood (d) in suggestion of falsehood
DIRECTIONS : READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION FOR THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW EACH PASSAGE.
The object underlying the rules of natural justice "is to prevent miscarriage of justice" and secure "fair play in action" .As pointed out earlier the requirement about recording of reasons for its decision by an administrative authority exercising quasi-judicial functions achieves his object by excluding changes of arbitrariness and ensuring a degree of fairness in the process of decision making. Keeping in view the expanding horizon of the principle of natural justice which govern exercise of power by administrative authorities, the rules of natural justice are not embodied rules. The extent of their application depends upon the particularly statutory framework where under jurisdiction has been conferred on the administrative authority. with regard to the exercise of particular power by an administrative authority including exercise of judicial or quasi-judicial functions the legislature, while conferring the said power, may feel that it would not be in the larger public interest that the reasons for the order passed by the administrative authority be recorded in the order and be communicated to the aggrieved party and it may dispense with such a requirement.
62.”The rules of the natural justice are not embodies rules" means that these rules
(a). are left deliberately vague
(b). cannot be satisfactorily interpreted
(c) . are flexible
(d). cannot be visualized
63.From the passage it is clear that it is the legislature that
(a).invests the administrative authority with enormous powers
(C).has the larger interests of public welfare
(d).leaves administrative authority enough discretion to interpret ru
64.According to the passage, there is always a gap between
(a).rules of natural justice and their application
(b).conception of a rule and its concretisation
(c).demand for natural justice and its realisation
(d).intention and execution
65."To dispense with a requirement" means
(a). to do without the demand
(b). to drop the charge
(c). to cancel all formal procedure
(d). to alter the provisions of the case
66.According to the passage, natural justice can be brought about by
(a).administrative authority remaining vigilant
(b).administrative authority upholding rules of natural justice
(c).administrative authority farming rules suitably
(d).administrative authority observing the rules of fair play.
67. Choose a suitable synonym for the word ‘aggrieved’.
68. Choose a suitable antonym for the word ‘dispense’
In the world today we make health and end in itself. We have forgotten that health is really means to enable a person to do his work and do it well. A lot of modern medicine and this includes many patients as well as many physicians who pay very little attention to health but great attention to those who imagine that they are ill. Our great concern with health is shown by the medical columns in newspapers, the health articles in popular magazines and the popularity of television programs and all those books on medicine. We talk about health all the time. Yet for the most part , the only result is more people with imaginary illness. The healthy man should not be wasting time talking about health: he should be using health for work.
69.Modern medicine is primarily concerned with
(a).promotion of good health
(b).people suffering from imaginary illness
(c).people suffering from real illness
(d).increased efficiency in work
70.The passage suggests that
(a). health is an end in itself
(b). health is blessing
(c). health is only means to an end
(d). we should not talk about health
71.Talking about the health all time makes people
(a).always suffer from imaginary illness
(b).sometimes suffer from imaginary illness
(c).rarely suffer from imaginary illness
(d).often suffer from imaginary illness
72.The passage tells us
(a).how medicine should be manufactured
(b).what healthy man should or should not do
(C).what television programmes should be about
(d).how best to imagine illness
73.A healthy man should be concerned with
(a).his work which good health makes possible
(b).looking after his health
(c).his health which makes work possible
(d).talking about health
74.Choose the word closest in meaning to the word ENABLE.
75. Choose the word furthest in meaning to the word IMAGINATION.