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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):
Nehru's was a many sided personality. He enjoyed reading and writing books as much as he enjoyed fighting political and social evils or residing tyranny. In him, the scientist and the humanist were held in perfect balance. While he kept looking at special problems from a scientific standpoint. He never forgot that we should nourish the total man. As a scientist, he refused to believe in a benevolent power interested in men's affairs. but, as a self proclaimed non-believer, he loved affirming his faith in life and the beauty of nature. Children he adored. Unlike Wordsworth, he did not see him trailing clouds of glory from the recent sojourn in heaven. He saw them as a blossoms of promise and renewal, the only hope for mankind.
1.

Nehru though that children

A.
were tailing clouds of glory
B.
held promise for a better future
C.
were like flowers to be loved and admired
D.
held no hope for mankind

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 2):

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

2.

EXTRICATE

A.
Pull
B.
Free
C.
Tie
D.
Complicate

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 3 - 4):
In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.
3.

That which cannot be seen

A.
Insensible
B.
Intangible
C.
Invisible
D.
Unseen

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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4.

Murder of a brother

A.
Patricide
B.
Regicide
C.
Homicide
D.
Fratricide

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.No. 5):

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).

5.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
A small baby breathes about
B.
45 times per minute while
C.
a child of about six years breathes about 25 times per minute.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.No. 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.

6.

They examined both the samples very carefully but failed to detect any difference in them.

A.
some difference in
B.
some difference between
C.
any difference between
D.
any difference among
E.
No correction required

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.No. 7):
Until the end of his first year at school, Cyril retained many of the pleasures and pursuits he had brought with him from home, and he kept an old interest in butterflies and fossils. His grandmother had presented him with a fine bird's eggs cabinet, but he could never bring himself to risk in climbing trees. Once or twice he dissected dead birds from sheer determination to overcome his horror of the operation. Probably it was his envy of those physically unlike himself that brought on a phase during which he drew massive athletes with thick necks and square shoulders. Again he was pitying himself for what he could never be.
7.

Cyril did not want to climb trees because he

A.
loved to play on the ground
B.
was scared of falling down
C.
disliked trees
D.
thought it was childish

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 8 - 10):

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).

8.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
He deserted the path of honour
B.
in order to
C.
satisfy his ambition
D.
and then went down his doom very quickly.
E.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

and then met his doom very quickly

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9.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
It seems evidents
B.
to me that
C.
the visits they made to the island
D.
were not very frequent.
E.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

It seems evident

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10.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
I am pleased to sanction
B.
one special increment
C.
to all the employees
D.
with this month.
E.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

from this month

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Direction (for Q.No. 11):

In each question below, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence.

11.

All such students
P : get success
Q : who are honest and hard-working
R : and recognition
S : in very walk of life
The Proper sequence should be:

A.
SPRQ
B.
PRQS
C.
QPRS
D.
PSRQ

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.No. 12):
In the questions below the sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice.
12.

James Watt discovered the energy of steam.

A.
The energy of steam discovered James Watt.
B.
The energy of steam was discovered by James Watt.
C.
James Watt was discovered by the energy of steam.
D.
James Watt had discovered energy by the steam.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 13 - 14):
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.
13.

The cricket match proved to be a big draw.

A.
a keen contest
B.
a huge attraction
C.
a lovely spectacle
D.
a game without any result

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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14.

The popularity of the yesterday's superstar is on the wane.

A.
at its peak
B.
at rock bottom
C.
growing more
D.
growing less

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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

In each of the sentences given below a word is printed in bold. Below it four choices are given. Pick up the one which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printer in bold and can replaces it without altering the meaning of the sentence.

15.

On scrutiny the police officer found out that the documents provided by the landlord were totally fabricated.

A.
forged
B.
historical
C.
prepared
D.
genuine

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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16.

That young is quite sanguine about the result of his competitive examination.

A.
depressed
B.
pessimistic
C.
anxious
D.
optimistic

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.No. 17):

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

17.

The communalist represents the ...... of everything noble that we have inherited from our culture and history.

A.
antithesis
B.
antidote
C.
immorality
D.
antagonism

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 18):

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.

18.

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.No. 19):
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.
19.

To keeps one's temper

A.
To become hungry
B.
To be in good mood
C.
To preserve ones energy
D.
To be aloof from
E.
None of these

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):

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

20.

HAPHAZARD

A.
Fortuitous
B.
Indifferent
C.
Deliberate
D.
Accidental

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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