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Instruction:

  • Total number of questions : 20.
  • Time alloted : 30 minutes.
  • Each question carry 1 mark, no negative marks.
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Direction (for Q.Nos. 1 - 2):
In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.
1.

He visits the doctor off and on.

A.
everyday
B.
regularly
C.
never at all
D.
occasionally

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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2.

The arrival of the mother-in-law in the family proved a rift in the lute.

A.
caused unnecessary worries
B.
brought about disharmony
C.
caused a pleasant atmosphere
D.
brought about a disciplined atmosphere

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 3):

In each question, an incomplete statement (Stem) followed by fillers is given. Pick out the best one which can complete incomplete stem correctly and meaningfully.

3.

Despite his best efforts to conceal his anger ......

A.
we could detect that he was very happy
B.
he failed to give us an impression of his agony
C.
he succeeded in camouflaging his emotions
D.
he could succeed in doing it easily
E.
people came to know that he was annoyed

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

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Direction (for Q.No. 4):

In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

4.

AUTONOMY

A.
Slavery
B.
Subordination
C.
Dependence
D.
Submissiveness

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 5 - 6):

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.

5.

The world has seen small real attempt at population and resource planning.

A.
few
B.
little
C.
less
D.
a few
E.
No correction required

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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6.

Making friends is more rewarding than to make enemies.

A.
to be unsociable
B.
to be sociable
C.
being unsociable
D.
making enemies
E.
No correction required

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 7 - 8):
In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.
7.

Giving undue favours to one's own kith and kin

A.
Nepotism
B.
Favouritism
C.
Wordliness
D.
Corruption

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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8.

The study of ancient societies

A.
Anthropology
B.
Archaeology
C.
History
D.
Ethnology

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 9):
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 unprecedentely 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.
9.

What does science liberate s from? It is liberate 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

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 10 - 11):

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

10.

Catching the earlier train will give us the ...... to do some shopping.

A.
chance
B.
luck
C.
possibility
D.
occasion

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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11.

The battalion operating from the mountain was able to ...... three enemy divisons.

A.
tie up
B.
tie down
C.
tie on
D.
tie with

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 12):

Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'E'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

12.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
At last the rain ceased
B.
and the sky was
C.
cleared by clouds
D.
and lightning.
E.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

cleared of clouds

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Direction (for Q.No. 13):

Each sentences below consist of a word or a phrase which is bold. It is followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or pharse which is closes to the OPPOSITE in meaning of the bold word or phrase.

13.

It was done in a haphazard manner.

A.
planned
B.
excellent
C.
extraordinary
D.
designed

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 14):

In questions below, each passage consist of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are given in the begining. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.

14.

S1: Once King Shantnu met a young and beautiful fisher girl.
P : He went to the fisherman and asked him for her asked him for her hand in marriage.
Q : The King was extremely sad and returned to his palace.
R : He fell in love with the fisher girl.
S : The fisherman agreed to it condition that the son of his daughter should be heir to the throne of Hastinapur.
S6: Devavrata, the King's son, asked him the reason of his sadness.
The Proper sequence should be:

A.
PQRS
B.
RPSQ
C.
QSPR
D.
PSQR

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 15):

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.

15.

When it was feared that the serfs might go too far and gain their freedom from serfdom, the protestant leaders joined the princes at crushing them.

A.
into crushing
B.
in crushing
C.
without crushing
D.
No improvement

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 16 - 19):

Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

16.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
Were he
B.
to see you,
C.
he would have been surprised.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

if he were

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17.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
It is an established fact that the transcendental American poets and philosophers.
B.
who lived in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
C.
were more influenced by Indian philosophy, in particular by Upanishadic Philosophy.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Were much influenced by Indian Philosophy in particular by Upanishadic Philosophy.

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18.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
The charges in this hospital
B.
are less than
C.
the hospital near my house.
D.
No error

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

those in the hospital near my house

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19.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
Scarcely had
B.
I arrived than
C.
the train left.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

'I arrived when'

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):
Male lions are rather reticent about expanding their energy in hunting more than three quarters of kills are made by lionesses are in front, tensely scanning ahead, the cubs lag playfully behind and the males bring up the rear, walking slowly, their massive heads nodding with each step as if they were bored with the whole matter. But slothfulness may have survival value. With lionesses busy hunting, the males function as guard for the cubs, protecting them particularly from hyenas.
20.

Male lions protect their cubs

A.
from the members of their own species
B.
from hyenas only
C.
from hyenas as much as from other enemies
D.
more from hyenas than from other animals

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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