Directions : In questions no. 1 to 10, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark your answer (B, C, or D) in the Answer Sheet. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (A).
[Source: Mirror of Common Error Pg. 47]
1. No error (A) The board of Directors (B) want all possible facilities (C) and allowance for itself. (D)
2. No error (A) You and I (B) have done my best (C) in the examination. (D)
3. No error (A) His efforts (B) will bring him (C) more success than your. (D)
4. No error (A) Every teacher and every student (B) of his college is determined (C) to do their best for the glorious prospects of the college. (D)
5. No error (A) She hates everybody (B) and everything who (C) reminds her of her mistakes. (D)
6. No error (A) None of these two principals (B) has been looking (C) after his college well. (D)
7. No error (A) Each of the four (B) great tragedies of Shakespeare (C) is worth reading. (D)
8. No error (A) The dog (B) I have bought looks more (C) ferocious than you have. (D)
9. No error (A) One should be true (B) to his words (C) in all circumstances. (D)
10. No error (A) If someone has (B) finished the work he may (C) go home. (D)
Directions : In questions no. 11 to 20, sentences are 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 in the Answer Sheet.
11. The man and his dog _______ I way yesterday have been kidnapped.
(A) which (B) who
(C) that (D) it
12. My father has given me everything ______ I wanted.
(A) which (B) who
(C) that (D) it
13. _________ is your brother in the crowd?
(A) which (B) who
(C) that (D) it
14. I listened, but had not idea ______ he was taking about.
(A) what (B) that
(C) which (D) whose
15. The river overflowed _____ banks and flooded the area.
(A) its (B) her
(C) it’s (D) hers
16. A bad workman ___________ with his tools.
(A) plays (B) quarrels
(C) works (D) fights
17. __________ an accident, the train will arrive in time.
(A) Besides (B) Despite
(C) Accepting (D) Being
18. During the Diwali shops are _____ of people.
(A) busy (B) crowded
(C) full (D) bubbling
19. Priya is not _____ for this kind of job.
(A) cut in (B) cut through
(C) cut up (D) cut out
20. The waiter took the plates _____ after we had finished eating.
(A) up (B) out
(C) away (D) off
Directions : In questions no. 21 to 25, out or the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) Frugality (B) Faithfulness
(C) Futility (D) Factitious
(A) Gregarious (B) Gracious
(C) Painful (D) Grandeur
(A) Abhorrent (B) Pietistic
(C) Hoodwink (D) Ascetic
(A) Conspire (B) Indicate
(C) Irreverse (D) Connote
(A) abandon (B) abundant
(C) abound (D) abdicate
Directions : In questions no. 26 to 30, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) follow (B) cooperate
(C) liberate (D) flatter
(A) Garamond (B) Ungerrulous
(C) Recluse (D) Extrovert
(A) unhandful (B) handful
(C) unworthy (D) Cumbersome
(A) lawful (B) illegal
(C) ruler (D) un-supporting
(A) gloomy (B) young
(C) passionate (D) ebullient
Directions : In questions no. 31 to 35, the first and the last parts of the passages/sentences are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passages/sentences is split into four parts and marked P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the passages/sentences carefully and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
[Source: RS AGGRAWAL PAGE 457]
31. 1 After a laborious life
P to the quiet village where he was born
Q most of which he had spent in the metropolis,
R and where he intended to spend
S he retired in his old age
6 his remaining years.
(A) QRPS (B) QSPR
(C) SPQR (D) SQPR
32. 1 The fist component is
P and vocational training
Q so as to enable them
R the provision of further technical
S to both rural and urban youth
6 to secure employment in industry.
(A) PRSQ (B) RPSQ
(C) RSQP (D) SRPQ
33. Rammohan Roy was associated with several newspapers.
P Many educationists protested vigorously against these measures.
Q But this came to grief soon after the enactment in 1823, of new measure for the control of the press.
R He brought out a bilingual, Bengali-English Magazine.
S Later, desiring an all – India circulation, he published a weekly in Persian, which was recognized then as the language of the cultured classes all over India.
6 Rammohan Roy even addressed a petition to the King-in Council in England.
(A) QPRS (B) RQPS
(C) RSPQ (D) RSQP
34. 1 He could not rise.
P All at once, in the distance, he heard an elephant trumpet.
Q He tried again with all his might, but to no use.
R The next moment he was on his feet.
S he stepped into the river.
6 It was colder than usual.
(A) PQSR (B) PRQS
(C) QPRS (D) QPSR
35. 1 There are examinations at school which a pupil can pass by cramming the texts.
P But for spiritual knowledge mere memory of holy texts will be of no use in passing the texts.
Q One can score in them by the power of memory.
R A competent guru alone can provide the necessary guidance to an earnest disciple.
S What the test says has to be reflected upon and experienced by the speaker.
6 Thus, reading, reflection and experience are the three stages in gaining spiritual knowledge.
(A) QPSR (B) RSPQ
(C) RSQP (D) SRPQ
Directions : In questions no. 36 to 40, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
36. GIVE UP THE GHOST
(A) to die
(B) to make false appearance
(C) to terrify others
(D) to leave useless pursuits
37. HARP ON
(A) to comment
(B) to keep on talking
(C) to criticize
(D) to keep on insulting
38. FRENCH LEAVE
(A) long absence
(B) leave on the pretext of illness
(C) casual leave
(D) absence without permission
39. FIGHT TO THE BITTER END
(A) to fight with poison-tipped arrows
(B) to fight to the last point of enemy position
(C) to die fighting
(D) to carry on a contest regardless of consequences
40. GET THE HANG OF A THING
(A) to know a secret
(B) to understand the meaning of it
(C) to find the cause of something
(D) none of the above
Directions : In questions no. 41 to 50, a sentence / 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 (B) .
41. He sent all the furniture to Patna that he had bought in Chennai.
(A) to Patna all the furniture that
(B) No Improvement
(C) all to the furniture Patna
(D) the furniture to all Patna
42. You say it’s your problem but I say it’s my also.
(A) it is mine also (B) No Improvement
(C) it’s my also (D) also it’s mine
43. The principal ordered the peon to let the boys and I go in.
(A) me and boys (B) No Improvement
(C) boys and me. (D) All of us
44. The candidate being a graduate he is eligible for the post of probationary officer.
(A) has eligible (B) No Improvement
(C) he has eligibility
(D) is eligible
45. Your are the same problems as mine.
(A) You have (B) No Improvement
(C) Yours are (D) You are having
46. There were eight industrious workers and five lazy one in this factory.
(A) lazies one (B) No Improvement
(C) lazies ones (D) lazy ones
47. The beggar whom we had suspected to be guilty turned out to be innocent.
(A) who we had suspected
(B) No Improvement
(C) who had suspected
(D) whom had suspected
48. I ordered some book on English grammar but none has arrived yet.
(A) neither has arrived yet.
(B) No Improvement
(C) no has arrived still
(D) not any of them has arrived yet.
49. Under no circumstances have I harmed him and he knows.
(A) he knows it. (B) does he know it
(C) does he know (D) No Improvement
50. He lent me some money on the condition that I should return the same before November.
(A) that (B) No Improvement
(C) it (D) same
Directions: In question no 51 to 60, you have a passage where some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: RS Agrrawal page. 293]
I want to avoid violence. Non-violence ……51…. The first article of my faith. It is also the …..52….. article of my creed. But I had to ….53… my choice. I had either to submit …54… a system which I considered …..55…. done irreparable harm to my country, ……56….. incur the risk of the mad fury ……57…… my people busting forth, when they ……58… the truth from my lips. I …59…. That my people have sometimes …..60…. mad. I am deeply sorry for it.
51. (A) was (B) be
(C) is (D) being
52. (A) last (B) common
(C) simple (D) unique
53. (A) make (B) select
(C) prepare (D) do
54. (A) over (B) in
(C) against (D) to
55. (A) is (B) was
(C) had (D) had
56. (A) nor (B) but
(C) or (D) and
57. (A) with (B) by
(C) in (D) of
58. (A) listen (B) get
(C) understood (D) understand
59. (A) know (B) knows
(C) knew (D) known
60. (A) going (B) gone
(C) goes (D) went
Directions : In questions no. 61 to 75, you have three brief passages with 5 question following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: R.S Aggrawal page no.181]
The supervisor would have to change his attitude towards people first. The staff under him must be perceived as human beings with feelings and needs. They are automations within complex work machinery. One of the greatest needs of today’s worker is to have a feeling that he is in control of his work place and not vice versa. The best way is to satisfy this need as far as possible. He must feel firstly, that his work is meaningful. To do this the supervisor must delegate responsibility and limited authority for the man to execute his job. Very often supervisors assume all responsibility and accountability for fear of losing control of the workplace. This makes chessboard. Delegating accountability gives the worker a purpose in life and the need to do a job well. Most important is to sit with each worker and chalk out common objectives and agreed norms to achieve them. This gives workers a security as to what is expected of them. When he has met his objectives he certainly has a feeling of achievement. This feeling of achievement is the greatest motivator.
61. A human attitude on the part of the supervisor towards his staff is necessary to
(A) get them to work
(B) keep them happy
(C) have a congenial atmosphere at workplace
(D) get the best out of them
62. Responsibility and accountability make a worker
(A) shirk his duties
(B) do his job properly
(C) tense and frightened
(D) vulnerable before his supervisors
63. Supervisors do not delegate responsibility and authority to their subordinates because…
(A) subordinates are not capable enough.
(B) they can’t trust their subordinates.
(C) they are apprehensive of losing their hold on the place of work.
(D) final responsibility is theirs.
64. Orientation of subordinates of common objectives and how to achieve them is…
(A) not very important
(B) a must
(C) not at all necessary
65. The greatest motivator is
(A) a good supervisor
(B) a good environment
(C) a sense of security
(D) fulfillment of purpose
Passage II (Q. No. 66 to 70)
The greatest common enemy of mankind, as people have discovered is not science, but war. Science merely reflects the social forces by which it is surrounded. It is found that when there is peace, science is constructive, when there is war, science is perverted to destructive ends. The weapons which science gives us do not necessarily create war, these make war increasingly more terrible. Until now, it has brought us to the doorstep of doom. Our main problem, therefore, is not to curb science, but to stop war to substitute law for force, and international government for anarchy in the relations of one nation with another. That is a job in which everybody must participate, including the scientists. But the bomb of Hiroshima suddenly woke us up to the fact that we have very little time. The hour is late and our work has scarcely begun. Now we are face to face with this urgent question : “Can education and tolerance, understanding and creative intelligence run fast enough to keep us abreast with our own mounting capacity to destroy?” that is the question which we shall have to answer one way or the other in this generation. Science must help us in the answer, but the main decision lies within ourselves
66. An appropriate title for the passage would be
(A) Science and the new generation
(B) Science and social forces
(C) Science and the horrors of war
(D) Science and world peace
67. According to the author, the real enemy of mankind is not science but war, because
(A) science during was is not destructive.
(B) science merely invents the weapons with which war is fought.
(C) the weapons that science invents necessarily lead to war.
(D) the weapons invented by science do not cause war, though these make it more destructive
68. War can be stopped, if
(A) weapons invented by science are not used to launch a war.
(B) science is restricted to be utilized only during war time.
(C) science is not allowed to lead us to utter destruction.
(D) we replace force and lawlessness by law and international government.
69. According to the writer, the main problem we are faced with it to
(A) prevent scientists from participating in destructive activities
(B) abolish war
(C) stop scientific activities everywhere
(D) stop science from reflecting social forces.
70. Our mounting capacity to destroy can be kept under control by
(A) encouraging social forces
(B) education and broadmindedness
(C) insight and constructive thinking
(D) both B and C together
71. The expression “bring to the doorstep of doom” means…
(A) lead to the threshold of a new destiny
(B) introduce to an unpredictable destiny
(C) carry close to death and destruction
(D) induct in a ruinous activity
72. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word ‘anarchy’ as used in the passage?
(A) Law and order
(B) Economic prosperity
(C) Political dominance
(D) Communal harmony
73. The phrase ‘our work has scarcely begun’ implies that our work
(A) has not yet begun
(B) has begun but not yet completed
(C) has only just began
(D) has been half through
74. The expression ‘keep us abreast’ in the passage means
(A) prevent from escaping
(B) hold out a challenge
(C) keep at a side
(D) deep side by side
75. Which of the following statements is not implied in the passage?
(A) Science is misused for destructive purpose.
(B) Neither science nor the weapons it invents add to the horrors of war.
(C) People needlessly blame science for war.
(D) The role of science in ensuring world peace is subsidiary to that of man.
Directions: In question no 76 to 85 a sentence has been given in direct / indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in direct / indirect and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: Oxford Current English Grammar ]
76. He said to me, “Are you joining tomorrow?”
(A) He asked me if was I joining the next day.
(B) He asked me if I was joining the next day.
(C) He asked me if you were joining the next day.
(D) He asked me if were you joining the next day.
77. She said to me, “Were you not living here?”
(A) She asked me if I had not been living there.
(B) She asked me if I not had been living here.
(C) She asked me if I had been not living here.
(D) She asked me if I had not been living here.
78. She said to me, “Do you not love me?”
(A) She asked me if I not loved her.
(B) She asked me if I loved her.
(C) She asked me if I did not love her.
(D) She asked me if I love her.
79. They said to me, “What do you want?”
(A) They asked me that what I wanted.
(B) They asked me what I wanted.
(C) They asked me what did I want.
(D) They asked me what do I want.
80. He said to me, “Why did you give up your study?”
(A) He asked me why I had given up my study.
(B) He asked me why had I given up my study.
(C) He asked me why I have given up my study.
(D) He asked me why you had given up your study.
81. He said to me, “When will you give me your books?”
(A) He asked me when I would give him his books.
(B) He asked me when would I give him my books.
(C) He asked me when I would gave him my books.
(D) He asked me when I would give him my books.
82. He said, “Who went there?”
(A) He asked who has gone there.
(B) He asked who had gone there.
(C) He asked had who gone there.
(D) he asked who went there.
83. He asked, “How many teachers are there in your school?”
(A) He asked me that how many teachers were there in my school.
(B) He asked me how many teachers were present there in my school.
(C) He asked me how many teachers were there in my school.
(D) He asked me how much teachers were there in my school.
84. I said to my friend, “Why didn’t you appear at the examination?”
(A) I asked my friend why had he not appeared at the examination.
(B) I asked my friend why he had appeared at the examination.
(C) I asked my friend why he had not appeared at the examination.
(D) I asked my fried why he had appear at the examination.
85. She asked me, “Are you sorry for what you did?”
(A) She asked me if I was sorry for what I had done.
(B) She asked me if I was sorry for that I had done.
(C) She asked me if I was sorry for what had I done.
(D) She asked me that I was sorry for what I had done.
Directions: In question no 86 to 95 a sentence has been given in active / passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in active / passive voice and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: Oxford Current English Grammar ]
86. Did he complete the work?
(A) Was the work been completed?
(B) The work was completed.
(C) Was the work completed?
(D) Had the work been completed?
87. Does she not clean the room?
(A) Does the room not cleaned by her?
(B) Is the room not cleaned by her?
(C) Has the room not cleaned by her?
(D) She does not clean the room.
88. Were you watching the match?
(A) You were watching the match.
(B) Was the math watching you?
(C) Were you watching the match?
(D) Was the match being watched by you?
89. Has somebody stolen his pen?
(A) Has his pen been stolen?
(B) Somebody has stolen his pen.
(C) His pen has been stolen.
(D) He has stolen someone’s pen.
90. Will everyone blame us?
(A) Shall we blame everyone?
(B) Shall we be blamed by everyone?
(C) Should we be blamed by everyone?
(D) Would we be blamed by everyone?
91. When did he beat you?
(A) When you beaten him?
(B) When were you beaten by him?
(C) When he was beaten by you?
(D) When was he beaten by you?
92. How had they finished the work before?
(A) How the work had been finished before?
(B) How the work had been finished before by them?
(C) How had the work finished them before?
(D) How had the work been finished before?
93. How many students will they award?
(A) How many students will be awarded?
(B) Many students will be awarded.
(C) How many students will awarded?
(D) How will many students be awarded?
94. Who did this?
(A) He asked who did that.
(B) By whom was this done?
(C) By whom this was done?
(D) This was done by whom?
95. Whom do you like most?
(A) Who is liked most by you?
(B) Who does like you most?
(C) Who did you like most?
(D) Whom do you like most?
Directions: In question no 96 to 100, you have a passage where some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: RS AGGRAWAL PAGE 296]
It is regrettable that the press, radio and television still tend too often to present old age in an unhappily one sided way. I believe that they do this from the …….96….. of motives. They are trying to …..97…. the conscience of society to the …..98…. of those elderly people who refuse help, who are lonely, destitute, ill, …99…., institutionalized and so on. I am ….100… the media achieve some response and some amelioration of the situation for some of these people.
96. (A) worst (B) best
(C) wildest (D) no word required
97. (A) awaken (B) disturb
(C) pinch (D) no word required
98. (A) crisis (B) plight
(C) misery (D) no word required
99. (A) bed-ridded (B) forgotten
(C) lost (D) no word required
100. (A) worried (B) sure
(C) uncertain (D) no word required