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 (A, B, or C) in the Answer Sheet. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (D).
1. When Anil was not (a) / able to show his ticket (b) / the conductor made him buying ticket. (c) / No error (d)
2. After toiling very hardly (a) / over a long period of time (b) / he found that people recognized him as a successful person. (c) /No error (d)
3. Both the civilians (a) / and army men (b) /joined the First World War. (c) / No error (d)
4. Hardly had the children (a) / left the school (b) / than it began to rain. (c) / No error (d)
5. The teacher taught (a) / to the students (b) / like his own children. (c) / No error (d)
6. Had I come (a) to know about (b) / his difficulties I would have certainly helped. (c) / No error (d)
7. She is going (a) / to her aunt (b) / for the weekend (c) / and after to Bombay. (c) No error (d)
8. This is one of the two types (a) / of communication receivers (b) / that is available for general use. (c) / No error (d)
9. This article was (a) / prepared by (b) / their own expense. (c) / No error (d)
10. Any of these (a) / two girls is (b) / your sister. (c) / No error (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. Finally now that we've asked you several questions, do you want to ________ any to us?
(A) place (B) offer
(C) put (D) consider
12. I was pleased to receive your response to my proposal but there are one or two points that need ________ .
(A) notification (B) clarification
(C) certification (D) signification
13. When someone dies and their ________ reach a certain figure, their family has to pay an additional tax.
(A) profit (B) assets
(C) wealth (D) product
14. The two companies have decided to ________ because they believe that their combined resources will produce greater profits.
(A) merge (B) double
(C) mix (D) blend
15. A report has just been ________ that gives details of the causes of this trend towards informality in the business sector.
(A) published (B) opened
(C) directed (D) held
16. As this is a managerial post, we must ask you how you deal with bad ________ keeping or unpunctuality in an employee.
(A) house (B) time
(C) space (D) record
17. Don't worry we'll have to wait a little longer because I'm sure he'll ________ soon.
(A) turn up (B) turn down
(C) turn into (D) turn in
18. As so few members had turned up at the meeting, it was decided to ________ it until further notice.
(A) delay (B) postpone
(C) wait (D) hold
19. Give us some idea of what you believe are your ________ and weaknesses.
(A) strength (B) force
(C) strengths (D) forces
20. Tell us something about your ________ in the engineering industry?
(A) foreground (B) knowledge
(C) background (D) history
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.
[Source: Roget’s Thesaurus in dictionary form ]
(A) Incrimination (B) Condemned
(C) Implicated (D) Recriminate
(A) Unfortunate (B) Hardship
(C) Casual (D) Unhappy
(A) foppish (B) pretend
(C) pretension (D) love
(A) prosecute (B) qualified
(C) prosecuted (D) persecuted
(A) decomposed (B) decomposition
(C) decomposite (D) decompose
Directions : In questions no. 26 to 30, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: Lucent Probable Synonyms and Antonyms]
(A) criminal (B) gregarious
(C) wise (D) garrulous
(A) scarce (B) scarcely
(C) short (D) scarcity
(A) Facile (B) tenuous
(C) deplorable (D) influential
(A) attraction (B) attract
(C) attractive (D) attracted
(A) coy (B) obedient
(C) follower (D) student
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: SSC SECTION OFFICER (AUDIT) : 2001]
31. 1 A dictionary
P arranged words
Q about which information
R containing alphabetically
S is a book
6 is given.
(A) RPQS (B) QRPS
(C) SRPQ (D) SPRQ
32. 1 Agriculture
P cotton for our clothes
Q raw material like jute
R and sugarcane for our industries
S gives us food
6 and food for cattle.
(A) SRQP (B) RQPS
(C) QPRS (D) SPQR
33. 1 Today political freedom and right
P and the right
Q however money and all that money
R assures people equality before law
S the elect their Government
6 can buy is not fairly distributed.
(A) SPRQ (B) RPSQ
(C) QSRP (D) PSRQ
34. 1 The pigeons were used
P as messengers
Q which were tied
R in the olden days
S to carry messages
6 to their feet.
(A) PQRS (B) SPRQ
(C) PRSQ (D) PRQS
35. 1 The school has always been
P tradition from one
Q the most important
R the wealth of
S means of transferring
6 generation to the next.
(A) PSRQ (B) QSRP
(C) RSQP (D) QRSP
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. The students wanted a holiday, but the Principal put his foot down and said, ‘No’.
(A) Asserted his authority
(B) kicked them
(C) Stepped out (D) came downstairs
37. To die in harness means to die while-
(A) In a stable (B) Riding a horse
(C) Still in service (D) In a uniform
38. Gopi works by fits and starts-
(A) Consistently (B) Irregularly
(C) In high spirits (D) Enthusiastically
39. As the bomb exploded people ran helter-skelter.
(A) in great fear (B) in disorderly haste
(C) in haste (D) in great sorrow
40. He was all at sea when he began his new job.
(A) happy (B) sad
(C) puzzled (D) triumphant
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 (D) .
[Source: NCERT 8th Grade Text Book.]
41. In the starting, when the world was new and the animals were just beginning to work for men……
(A) beginning (B) No Improvement
(C) began (D) start
42. Presently the Ox came to him with the yoke on his neck.
(A) on (B) No Improvement
(C) at (D) to
43. On the end of the day, the Man called the Horse and the Dog and the Ox together.
(A) In the ending (B) No Improvement
(C) At the end (D) On the ending.
44. What tasks do you think were assigned to the workers?
(A) work (B) No Improvement
(C) program (D) plan
45. The camel is able to work for three days without eating because he can live for his humph.
(A) at (B) No Improvement
(C) on (D) over
46. Can this story be factually real?
(A) realistic (B) authentic
(C) true (D) No Improvement
47. Consider the following:
(A) Think (B) believe
(C) take into account
(D) No Improvement
48. How animals are important for humans?
(A) necessary for (B) necessary to
(C) important to (D) No Improvement
49. We should never neglect playing games because they create strong power, freshness and mental relief.
(A) generate (B) No Improvement
(C) produce (D) make
50. Those who prefer to do today which they can do tomorrow….
(A) what (B) No Improvement
(C) that (D) work
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: NCERT 8th Grade Text Book.]
It ……51…… many years ago. I was in ………52…… standard at the government school, Kambelpur, ……..53…… called Atak. One day, I went to ………..54……. with four rupees in my pocket to pay the school fees and the fund. When I got there I found that the teacher who ………55…….. the fees, Master Ghulam Mohammad, was …….56…… leave and so the fees ……..57……. collected the next day. All through the day the coins simply sat in my pocket, but ………58…… school got ……….59…….. and I was outside, they began to …….60…….
51. (A) happen (B) occurred
(C) happened (D) stated
52. (A) fifth (B) the fifth
(C) five (D) primary
53. (A) today (B) now
(C) presently (D) this time
54. (A) a school (B) school
(C) the school (D) an school
55. (A) collects (B) was collecting
(C) collected (D) collect
56. (A) at (B) on
(C) for (D) over
57. (A) will be (B) would be
(C) shall be (D) should be
58. (A) one time (B) firstly
(C) once (D) first
59. (A) off (B) over
(C) closed (D) end
60. (A) speak (B) spoken
(C) spoke (D) speaking
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: mi-KAT exam for class 8th. ]
It goes without saying that a certain amount of martial wealth – for example, those things related to food, clothing and shelter- is a necessity to sustain our life. Every individual has to work to survive, but when earning a living becomes the exclusive focus and priority of one’s life, problems can arise. When we live to earn rather than earn to live, there can be problems of excess and greed.
However, there are also other forms of wealth, required not just to sustain the physical body, but to sustain and develop our mind. In this perspective, it may be interesting to look beyond the traditional ideas of financial wealth and really reflect on why our human species, among the many different types of existence is so special and valuable.
61. The phrase, ‘it goes without saying’ means that _______________
(A) it is obvious (B) it is a necessity
(C) it keeps on going
(D) there is a saying
62. Food, clothing and shelter are required for :
(A) mental peace
(B) physical well-being
(C) emotional balance
(D) intellectual growth
63. Craze for material growth leads to _______
(A) a focus on one’s life
(B) earning a living
(C) survival of life
(D) problems of excess and greed
64. In addition to sustaining our body we should attempt to develop also our __________
(A) shelter (B) clothing
(C) mind (D) hearth
65. Among other forms of life human species is :
(A) special and valuable
(B) very noble (C) kind and caring
(D) very strong
Passage II (Q. No. 66 to 70)
….but we don’t judge a cricketer so much by the runs he gets as by the way he gets them. “in literature as in finance, “says Washington Irving, “much paper and much poverty may co-exist.” And in cricket too many runs and much dullness may be associated. If cricket is menaced with creeping paralysis, it is because it is losing the spirit of joyous adventure and becoming a more instrument for compiling tables of averages. There are dull mechanical fellows who turn out runs with as little emotional as a machine turns out pins. There is no color, no enthusiasm, and no character in their play. Cricket is not an adventure to them; it is a business. It was so with Shrewsbury. His technical perfection was astonishing; but the soul of the game was wanting in him. There was no sunshine in his play no swift surprise or splendid unselfishness. And without these things, without gaiety, daring and the spirit of sacrifice, cricket is a deal thing.
[Source: mi-KAT exam for class 10th. ]
66. in the world of cricket a cricketer who scores many centuries may sometimes be _____ too.
(A) rich (B) dull
(C) injured (D) smart
67. Creeping paralysis in cricket means ______
(A) not scoring centuries
(B) scoring only fifties
(C) playing without joy and adventure
(D) not breaking many records
68. The word, ‘instrument’ has been used as a/an
(A) metaphor (B) simile
(C) personification(D) oxymoron
69. The century makers of today are called mechanical because they ________
(A) score runs very rapidly
(B) score record number of centuries
(C) play without emotions
(D) make a lot of money
70. To Shrewsbury, cricket was a/an
(A) joy (B) adventure
(C) game of color (D) business
Passage III (Q. No. 71 to 75)
The interview may be conducted by letter and by telephone, as well as in person. Letter and telephone interview are less satisfactory. Direct contact with an individual and a face-to-face relationship often provide a stimulating situation for both interviewer and interviewee. Personal reaction and interaction aid not only in rapport but also in obtaining nuances and additional information by the reactions which are more fully observed in a face-to-face relationship.
Adequate preparation for the interview is a “must”. Careful planning saves not only time but also energy of both parties concerned. The interview is used to obtain facts or subjective data such as individual opinions, attitudes, and preferences. Interviews are used to check on questionnaires which may have been used to obtain data, or when a problem being investigated is complex, or when the information needed to solve it cannot be secured easily in any other way. People will often give information orally but will not put it in writing.
[Source: MB’s How to solve page No. 36]
71. The intension of the writer of this passage is to
(A) warn the reader against conducting interviews
(B) instruct people on the best means of conducting interviews
(C) tell people how to make friends with interviewers
(D) advise people on the use of letter and telephone
72. According to the author the best way to conduct interviews is
(A) to talk, to interviewees over telephone
(B) to write letter to the interviewees
(C) to observe the interviewees from a distance
(D) to have a direct conversation with the interviewee.
73. If I want to interview someone,
(A) all I need to do is just drop in and have talk with the person.
(B) I ought to plan and prepare for the interview well in advance
(C) I have to ring up the person and ask him/her all the questions I want to
(D) establishing good rapport with the person will be enough
74. Face-to-face interaction with the interviewees enables the inrviewer to
(A) understand shades of meaning not readily available in written responses
(B) observe the physical stature of the interviewee
(C) listen to the voice of the interviewee directly.
(D) compel the interviewees to express their opinions in writing.
75. The author used ‘individual opinions’, attitudes’ and ‘preferences’ as examples of
(A) objective data about the interviewees
(B) abstract philosophical concepts irrelevant to the interview process.
(C) psychological properties particular to a given interviewee
(D) likes and dislikes common to interviewers and interviewees
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.
76. He said, “I saw a book here.”
(A) He said that he saw a book here.
(B) He said that he saw a book there.
(C) He said that he had seen a book here.
(D) He said that he had seen a book there.
77. Sarita said to me, “I will do it now or never.”
(A) Sarita told me that I would do it then or never.
(B) Sairta told me that she would do it now or never.
(C) Sarita told me that she will do that now or never.
(D) Sarita told me that she would do it then or never.
78. She said, “My father died a year ago.”
(A) She said that my father died a year ago.
(B) She said that her father died a year before.
(C) She said that her father had died a year ago.
(D) She said that her father had died previous year.
79. Sakshi said to her friend ,”I will not invite you in my marriage.”
(A) Sakshi did not invite her friend in her marriage.
(B) Sakshi said that she would not invite her friend in her marriage.
(C) Sakshi told her friend that she would not invite her in her marriage.
(D) Sakshi told her friend that she would not invite her in her marriage.
80. “I lost my pen yesterday.” said Ram.
(A) Ram lost his pen the previous day.
(B) Ram said that he had lost his pen previous day.
(C) Ram said that he lost his pen previous day.
(D) Ram said that he has lost his pen previous day.
81. He said to his daughter, “Do you have fever.”
(A) He told his daughter whether she had fever..
(B) He questioned his daughter about the fever.
(C) He asked his daughter if she had fever.
(D) He asked his daughter did she have fever.
82. We will say, “We shall overcome one day.”
(A) We will say that we shall overcome one day.
(B) We would say that we would overcome one day.
(C) We will say that we would overcome one day.
(D) We shall overcome one day..
83. The policeman said, “ Where do you live?”
(A) The policeman asked where we lived.
(B) The policeman asked where did we live.
(C) The policeman asked where we did live.
(D) The policeman asked if we live there.
84. She said, “I cut my finger.”
(A) She said that she cut my finger.
(B) She said that she cut her finger.
(C) She said that she had cut my finger.
(D) She had said that she cut her finger.
85. She said to me, ”You cut your finger.”
(A) She told me that I cut your finger.
(B) She told me that I had cut my finger.
(C) She told me that I cut her finger.
(D) She told me that I have cut my finger.
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.
86. I know him.
(A) He is known by me.
(B) He was known to me.
(C) He has been known by me.
(D) He is known to me.
87. It is being read by us.
(A) We have to read it.
(B) We are reading it.
(C) We can read it.
(D) It is read by us.
88. Close the door.
(A) Let the doors are closed.
(B) The doors are to be closed.
(C) Let the doors be closed.
(D) Allow the doors to close.
89. A meeting was convened by the Principal.
(A) The principal convened a meeting.
(B) The principal was convening a meeting.
(C) The principal had convened a meeting.
(D) The principal is convening a meeting.
90. Someone has stolen my suitcase.
(A) My suitcase is stolen by someone.
(B) Someone has stolen my suitcase.
(C) My suitcase has someone been stolen.
(D)My suitcase has been stolen by someone.
91. He completed the story on time.
(A) The story was being completed by him on time.
(B) The story had completed by him on time.
(C) The story was completed by him on time.
(D) The story completed by him on time.
92. We hope that we shall win the match.
(A) The match is hoped to be won.
(B) The match is winning hope by us.
(C) Match is winning is our hope.
(D) It is hoped that the match will be won by us.
93. How can anyone do this?
(A)This can be done by anyone.
(B) This could be done by anyone.
(C) How can this be done by anyone?
(D) How was this be done by anyone?
94. I will not do this work.
(A)This work I will not do.
(B) I will not be doing this work.
(C)Let this work not be done by me.
(D)This work will not be done by me.
95. They have painted the house green.
(A) The house green was painted.
(B) The house has painted green.
(C) The house has been painted green by them.
(D)The house had been painted green.
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.
Can we see ...96...... the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see that the ship begins ....97.... . The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, ....98..... we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and ..99....... turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, .....100.... a ship does on the earth.
96. (A) if (B) that
(C) where (D) then
97. (A) being disappeared
(B) to be disappeared
(C) to have disappeared
(D) to disappear
98. (A) until (B) after
(C) since (D) by the time
99. (A) reluctantly (B) passionately
(C) accidently (D) slowly
100. (A) the same (B) just as
(C) by the way (D) similar to