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Question No. 1

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

PANACEA

Question No. 2

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

DETEST

Question No. 3

Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly.

Choose the correctly spelt word.

Question No. 4

Directions (4–6) : The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.


What a _____ holiday

Question No. 5

Directions (4–6) : The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.


Many important projects have reached the final stage of.

Question No. 6

Directions (4–6) : The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.


_____ you live long

Question No. 7

Directions (7–9) : In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error


Each of the girls (1)/ have come (2)/ with her books. (3)/ No Error (4)

Question No. 8

Directions (7–9) : In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error


Me and my wife (1)/ were at home (2)/ last night. (3)/ No Error (4)

Question No. 9

Directions (7–9) : In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error.


Essay writing is an art (1)/ that requires many planning (2)/ on the part of the writer. (3)/ No Error (4)

Question No. 10

Directions (10–12) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


Caught red-handed

Question No. 11

Directions (10–12) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


Gate crasher

Question No. 12

Directions (10–12) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


To angle

Question No. 13

Directions (13–15) : In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.


Favouritism shown by a person in power to his relatives

Question No. 14

Directions (13–15) : In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.


A round-about way of expression

Question No. 15

Directions (13–15) : In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.


Suitable or intended for only young persons

Question No. 16

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, select option corresponding to “No improvement”.


Each self is unique, and therefore cannot be compared.

Question No. 17

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, select option corresponding to “No improvement”.


Shall I sit between you at the concert?

Question No. 18

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, select option corresponding to “No improvement”.


No one other reason than poverty is hampering India’s progress.

Question No. 19

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, select option corresponding to “No improvement”.


The custom has took root in the society.

Question No. 20

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, select option corresponding to “No improvement”.


We will take care of your children when you are away at Mumbai.

Question No. 21

Directions (21–25) : A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

My brother, David, was always close to our grandmother. Both of them shared a love of Mother Nature and of food that they had grown themselves. Whenever his schedule permitted, he would drop in for a short visit and a cup of coffee. One day, when he found no one home, he left a chunk of dirt on her porch. This started what was later to be known as his “calling card”. Grandmother would come home occasionally and instantly know that Dave had been by when she spotted the chunk of dirt on her porch. Although Grandmother had a poor upbringing in Italy, she managed to do well in the United States. She was always healthy and independent and enjoyed a fulfilling life. Recently she had a stroke and died. Everyone was saddened by her death. David was disconsolate. His life–long friend was now gone.


What is the opposite of the word ‘disconsolate’.

Question No. 22

Directions (21–25) : A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

My brother, David, was always close to our grandmother. Both of them shared a love of Mother Nature and of food that they had grown themselves. Whenever his schedule permitted, he would drop in for a short visit and a cup of coffee. One day, when he found no one home, he left a chunk of dirt on her porch. This started what was later to be known as his “calling card”. Grandmother would come home occasionally and instantly know that Dave had been by when she spotted the chunk of dirt on her porch. Although Grandmother had a poor upbringing in Italy, she managed to do well in the United States. She was always healthy and independent and enjoyed a fulfilling life. Recently she had a stroke and died. Everyone was saddened by her death. David was disconsolate. His life–long friend was now gone.


David would drop in for a short visit and leave a ___ as a sign on grandma’s porch if she was not at home.

Question No. 23

Directions (21–25) : A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

My brother, David, was always close to our grandmother. Both of them shared a love of Mother Nature and of food that they had grown themselves. Whenever his schedule permitted, he would drop in for a short visit and a cup of coffee. One day, when he found no one home, he left a chunk of dirt on her porch. This started what was later to be known as his “calling card”. Grandmother would come home occasionally and instantly know that Dave had been by when she spotted the chunk of dirt on her porch. Although Grandmother had a poor upbringing in Italy, she managed to do well in the United States. She was always healthy and independent and enjoyed a fulfilling life. Recently she had a stroke and died. Everyone was saddened by her death. David was disconsolate. His life–long friend was now gone.


Grandmother used to be

Question No. 24

Directions (21–25) : A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

My brother, David, was always close to our grandmother. Both of them shared a love of Mother Nature and of food that they had grown themselves. Whenever his schedule permitted, he would drop in for a short visit and a cup of coffee. One day, when he found no one home, he left a chunk of dirt on her porch. This started what was later to be known as his “calling card”. Grandmother would come home occasionally and instantly know that Dave had been by when she spotted the chunk of dirt on her porch. Although Grandmother had a poor upbringing in Italy, she managed to do well in the United States. She was always healthy and independent and enjoyed a fulfilling life. Recently she had a stroke and died. Everyone was saddened by her death. David was disconsolate. His life–long friend was now gone.


Grandmother enjoyed a ____ life.

Question No. 25

Directions (21–25) : A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

My brother, David, was always close to our grandmother. Both of them shared a love of Mother Nature and of food that they had grown themselves. Whenever his schedule permitted, he would drop in for a short visit and a cup of coffee. One day, when he found no one home, he left a chunk of dirt on her porch. This started what was later to be known as his “calling card”. Grandmother would come home occasionally and instantly know that Dave had been by when she spotted the chunk of dirt on her porch. Although Grandmother had a poor upbringing in Italy, she managed to do well in the United States. She was always healthy and independent and enjoyed a fulfilling life. Recently she had a stroke and died. Everyone was saddened by her death. David was disconsolate. His life–long friend was now gone.


Grandmother’s death made everyone