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  • Total number of questions : 20.
  • Time alloted : 30 minutes.
  • Each question carry 1 mark, no negative marks.
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Direction (for Q.No. 1):
There is modicum of truth in the assertion that "a working knowledge of ancient history is necessary to the intelligent interpretaion of current events". But the sage who uttered these words of wisdom might well have added something on the benefits of studying, particularly, the famous battles of history for the lessons they contain for those of us who lead or aspire to leadership. Such a study will reveal certain qualities and attributes which enabled the winners to win and certain deficiencies which caused the losers to lose. And the student will see that the same patterns recurs consistently, again and again, throughout the centuries.
1.

A knowledge of history is necessary to interpret current problems because

A.
they have roots in the past
B.
they can be contrasted with the past events
C.
they may be repetitions of past events
D.
only then they can be put in a proper context

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 2 - 3):

Read 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).

2.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
The man told to her
B.
that he had not brought his dog
C.
out for a walk as he was afraid that it would rain.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The man told her

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3.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
Though senior in age,
B.
his father is junior than
C.
my father in service.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

his father is junior to

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Direction (for Q.No. 4):

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.

4.

Why should the candidates be afraid of English Language is not clear.

A.
the candidates should be
B.
do the candidates be
C.
should be the candidates
D.
are the candidates
E.
No correction required

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 5 - 7):

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

5.

ADVERSITY

A.
Failure
B.
Helplessness
C.
Misfortune
D.
Crisis

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Adversity is a very difficult or unfavourable situation.

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6.

DIVERSION

A.
Amusement
B.
Distortion
C.
Deviation
D.
Bylane

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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7.

REPERCUSSION

A.
Clever reply
B.
Recollection
C.
Remuneration
D.
Reaction

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.No. 8):

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.

8.

Young men and women should get habituated to reading and writing about current affairs.

A.
used
B.
prepared
C.
trained
D.
No improvement

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.No. 9):

Read 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).

9.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
So longer as
B.
you are honest
C.
and forthright I will
D.
support you in this task.
E.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

As long as

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Direction (for Q.No. 10):
Rearrange the following six sentences in proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below.
  1. But, we all helped in the first few days.
  2. Chandrapur is considered as a rural area.
  3. Manohar was transferred to his office recently.
  4. Initially he was not getting adjusted to the city life.
  5. Now, Manohar is very proud of his colleagues.
  6. Before that he was working in chandrapur branch of our office.
10.

Which of the following should be the first sentence ?

A.
3
B.
4
C.
5
D.
6
E.
1

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 11):
Each question consist of two words which have a certain relationship to each other followed by four pairs of related words, Select the pair which has the same relationship.
11.

INDIGENT:WEALTHY

A.
angry:rich
B.
native:affluent
C.
gauche:graceful
D.
scholarly:erudite

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.No. 12):

He saw nothing, he had no knife or sharp instrument, the grating of the window was of iron and he had too often assured himself of its solidity. His furniture consisted of a bed, a chair, a table, a pail, and a jug. The bed had iron clamps, but they were screwed to the wall and it would have required a screwdriver to take them off.

Dantes had but one resource which was to break the jug and with one of the sharp fragments attack the wall. He left the jug fall on the floor and it broke in pieces. He concealed two or three of the sharpest fragments in his bed, leaving the rest on the floor. The breaking of the jug was too natural an accident to excite suspicion, and next morning gaoler went grumblingly to fetch another, without giving himself the trouble to remove the fragments. Dantes heard joyfully the key grate in the lock as guard departed.

12.

Dantes was in

A.
a hostel
B.
a dining room
C.
an army barracks
D.
a prison

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 13 - 14):
In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.
13.

To issue a thunderous verbal attack

A.
Languish
B.
Animate
C.
Fulminate
D.
Invigorate

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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14.

A building for storing threshed grain

A.
Hangar
B.
Dockyard
C.
Store
D.
Granary

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 15 - 16):

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

15.

MOUNTAIN

A.
Plain
B.
Plateau
C.
Precipice
D.
Valley

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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16.

HONORARY

A.
Dishonorable
B.
Reputed
C.
Paid
D.
Official

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 17 - 19):

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

17.

this brand of TV is quite inferior ...... that one.

A.
than
B.
to
C.
with
D.
over

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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18.

To err is ...... to forgive divine.

A.
beastly
B.
human
C.
inhuman
D.
natural

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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19.

I don't really know how to ...... the problem.

A.
tackle
B.
cope
C.
draw
D.
erase

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):

The Indian middle class consist of so many strata that it defies categorisation under a single term class, which would imply a considerable degree of homogeneity. Yet two paradoxical features characterise its conduct fairly uniformly; extensive practice and intensive abhorrence of corruption.

In the several recent surveys of popular perceptions of corruptions, politicians of course invariably and understandably top the list, closely followed by bureaucrats, policemen, lawyers, businessmen and others. The quintessential middle class. If teachers do not figure high on this priority list, it is not for lack of trying, but for lack of oppurtunities. Over the years, the sense of shock over acts of corruption in the middle class has witnessed a steady decline, as its ambitions for a better material life have soared but the resources for meeting such ambitions have not kept pace.

What is fascinating, however, is the intense yearning of this class for a clean corruptionless politics and society, a yearning that has again and again surfaced with any figure public or obscure, focus on his mission of eradicating corruption. Even the repeated failure of this promise on virtually every man's part has not subjected it to the law of diminishing returns.

20.

The Indian Middle class is

A.
defiant
B.
mysterious
C.
homogeneous
D.
stratified

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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