Online Verbal Ability Test - Verbal Ability Test - Random
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Total number of questions: 20.
Time allotted: 30 minutes.
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Direction (Q.No. 1)
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).
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).
In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.
Direction (Q.Nos. 6 - 7)
Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
The miser gazed ...... at the pile of gold coins in front of him.
In high school many of us never realised the importance that grammar would ...... in later life.
Direction (Q.Nos. 8 - 9)
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.
The courts are actively to safeguard the interests and the rights of the poor.
are actively to safeguarding
have been actively safeguarding
have to active in safeguarding
are actively in safeguarding
No correction required
By such time you finish that chapter, I will write a letter.
The time when
By the time
By that time
No correction required
Direction (Q.Nos. 10 - 11)
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.
Realising is the significance of technical education for developing country, the government laid aside a large sum on it during the last plan-period.
With a thundering roar the huge rocket soared up from the launching pad.
Direction (Q.No. 12)
Rearrange the following five sentences in proper sequence so as to for a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.
After Examining him, the doctor smiled at him mischievously and took out a syringe.
Thinking that he was really sick, his father summoned the family doctor.
That day, Mintu wanted to take a day off from school
Immediately, Mintu jumped up from his bed and swore the he was fine
Therefor; he pretended to be sick and remained in bed.
Which sentence should come third in the paragraph?
Direction (Q.No. 13)
From that moment his life became intolerable. He passed his days in apprehension of each succeeding night; and ...(1)... night the vision ...(2)... back again. As room he ...(3)... locked himself up in his room he ...(4)... to struggle; but in vain. An ...(5)... force lifted him up and pushed him ...(6)... the glass, as if to call the phantom, and before long he saw it ...(7)... in the spot where the crime was ...(8)... lying with arms and legs outspread the way of body ...(9)... found. Then the dead girl ...(10)... and came toward him with the little steps just as the child had dome when she came out of river.
Students of cognitive development have shown that the child's ...(1)... to use generalised ...(2)... develops more slowly in history than in any other schools subjects. This ...(3)... development of reasoning in historical ...(4)... makes it necessary for the historian to ...(5)... upon events that may be included in the text. In many cases, the historian may needs to ...(6)... with special effort a generalised understanding of key concepts to be used in a ...(7)... This ...(8)... may well mean that school history cannot cover as many events as it does at present. Also, school histories may have to provide for topic work or theme based ...(9)... rather than merely observe ...(10)... conformity.
Faced with an ...(1)... number and variety of products on the market managers are finding it more diificult to ...(2)... demand and plan production orders ...(3)... As a result ...(4)... forecasts are interesting and along with them, the costs of those errors. Many managers today ...(5)... speed is the ...(6)... have turned to one or another popular production scheduling system. But these tools tackle only part of the problem ...(7)... really needed is a way to ...(8)... forecasts and simultaneiusly redesign planning process to ...(9)... the impact of ...(10)... forecasts.
In the earlier days, some long distance trains were ...(1)... more number of compartments, thus making the train ...(2)... than even the length of platforms. Therefore, the last compartment usually ...(3)... outside the platform. Once the person travelling in the last compartment of such a train could not ...(4)... tea, coffee, snacks or water as he failed to ...(5)... on the platform. He remained hungry and thirsty through out his ...(6)... on reaching his destination, he ...(7)... a written complaint in which he appealed, ...(8)... long distance train should ever have any last compartment. If at all, last compartment cannot be ...(9)... it should be placed somewhere in the ...(10)...
The young student was delighted to be told of his winning the first prize in an oratorical competition conducted by the Film Federation of India. the selection gave him the rare opportunity of meeting the matinee-idol in person. He anxiously looked forward to the ...(1)... he was given a ...(2)... welcome by the ...(3)... The boy was ...(4)... by the reception. He was so ...(5)... that he did not utter a word for sometime. He even ...(6)... to offer the conventional greetings. When he did recover his ...(7)... he greeted the ...(8)... with folded hands. This got an immediate ...(9)... from the matinee-idol . The boy was asked about his ...(10)... hobby. He had no ...(11)... in admitting that it was going to films. Next he was asked to ...(12)... the film he liked the most. The boy was careful to name a film in which the idol had a leading ...(13)... This was followed by a question about the reason for the ...(14)... The boy mentioned a few ...(15)... of the film.
Some scholars were exploring the forest of Middle America. They discovered some buildings which were in ruins. These buildings were ...(1)... ruined by the encroaching forest. It was also clear that these buildings were no ordinary structures. They were remnants of a ...(2)... civilisation. The scholars got interested. They excavated more and discovered ...(3)... their utmost surprise the remains of flourishing civilization-the Maya's ...(4)... they named it. Thus it was as late in ...(5)... 19th that the secrets of new civilization were ...(6)... For sometime the scholars believed that the Mayan's must have ...(7)... the descendants of ancient Egyptians or one of the lost tribes of Israel; or perhaps a brand of the South East Asia's immigrants. However they could not come to an unanimous decision. Nonetheless the fact remains that even-to day the Mayan is one of ...(8)... most ancient cicilizations. This civilisation was situated in the ...(9)... of Middle America. It covered an area equivalent to France, ...(10)... spread across Guatemala, Belize and some part of Mexico Honduras. It started in 2500 B.C and continued its progress till 34 ...(11)... later. Throughout its period of progress, the people struggled against the invading ...(12)... They used to burn the plants and make the land ...(13)... for civilization. Their staple food was maize. but even while ...(14)... for existence, they found time to build remarkable buildings for ...(15)... they used mortar, sandstone and volcanic rock. The buildings do tell us about the technological advances they had attained.