(Held on 5 August 2017)
1. The two men were quarreling with one another claiming the same watch as their own.
(a) The two men were
(b) quarreling with one another
(c) claiming the same watch as their own
(d) No Error
Answer: (b) quarreling with one another
Explanation: 'each other' should be used in place of 'one another'.
2. I believe that Bhutan is more peaceful as compared to India.
(a) I believe
(b) that Bhutan is more peaceful
(c) as compared to India
(d) No Error
Answer: (d) No Error
3. The higher you climb, the more difficult it ________ to breathe.
(c) has become
(d) is becoming
Answer: (b) becomes
4. Neha has been crying ________ morning.
Answer: (c) since
Directions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Answer: (c) rich
Answer: (b) gloomy
Directions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Answer: (d) Please
Answer: (c) plain
Directions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
9. To keep the wolf from the door
(a) Avoid starvation
(b) Crack the deal
(c) Entry prohibited
(d) Have a pleasant tour
Answer: (a) Avoid starvation
10. Teething problems
(a) Oral problems
(b) Problems at the start of a new project
(c) Problems for quite a long time in adjusting in the new place
(d) Problem of having good dentist
Answer: (b) Problems at the start of a new project
Directions: Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
11. She did not like to have coffee (nor I did).
(a) neither I liked it
(b) nor did I
(c) nor I like it
(d) No improvement
Answer: (b) nor did I
12. Taj Mahal is (a worth seeing monument) in Agra.
(a) a monument to see its worth
(b) a monument worth seeing
(c) one of worth seeing monuments
(d) No improvement
Answer: (b) a monument worth seeing
Directions: In the following questions, out of four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
13. That which cannot be corrected
Answer: (c) Incorrigible
14. A person who is blamed for the wrong doings of others
Answer: (d) Scapegoat
Answer: (c) Neice
Answer: (a) Dictionory
Directions: The questions below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
17. P : It had been umpteen years since we had seen each other.
Q : One dull dark day in autumn, I was travelling on horseback through a dreary stretch of countryside.
R : This was the house of Roderick Usher, who had been my childhood pal.
S : At nightfall, I came in sight of the house of Usher.
(a) P Q S R
(b) P S Q R
(c) Q S R P
(d) Q R S P
Answer: (c) Q S R P
18. P : According to various estimates, between 1942 and 1944 there were approximately 400 victims of this practice daily in Warsaw alone, with numbers on some days reaching several thousands.
Q : A common German practice in occupied Poland was to round up random civilians on the streets of polish cities.
R : For example, on 19th September 1942 close to 3000 men and women were transported by train to Germany - they had been caught in the massive round-ups all over Warsaw the previous two days.
S : The term, "lapanka" carried a sardonic connotation from the word's earlier use for the children's game known in English as "tag".
(a) S Q R P
(b) S R P Q
(c) Q S P R
(d) Q P R S
Answer: (c) Q S P R
Directions: In the following question, 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 Passive/Active voice.
19. An elephant may be helped even by an ant.
(a) An ant can even help an elephant.
(b) An ant may even help an elephant.
(c) Even an ant may help an elephant
(d) Even an ant ought to help an elephant.
Answer: (c) Even an ant may help an elephant.
Directions: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
20. "Please don't cry" he said.
(a) He begged that I should not cry.
(b) He begged me not to cry.
(c) He said to please him and not cry.
(d) He told me to not to cry.
Answer: (b) He begged me not to cry.
Directions: In the following questions, the passage given with blanks to be filled in with appropriate words. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
The (i) of lectures could be enhanced by introducing the lecture with a brief review of the work (ii) , it should also be indicated how the day's lecture (iii) into the course pattern. A lecture should (iv) be presented in one unbroken discourse. Unless exceptionally interesting, a long lecture strains the (v) of a concentrated listening, causing intermittent wandering of attention and loss of continuity in thought.
21. (i) = ?
Answer: (b) effectiveness
22. (ii) = ?
Answer: (b) preceding
23. (iii) = ?
Answer: (b) fits
24. (iv) = ?
Answer: (d) seldom
25. (v) = ?
Answer: (b) capacity