Time

Question No. 1

Directions (1-4) : Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The villager has customarily been very conservative in his attitude and approach. He is reluctant to change his traditional way of thinking and doing things. His attitude, in many aspects, is : ‘homemade is best’. For instance, most cattle-farmers in the villages, prefer to feed their cows and buffaloes with a home-mix comprising local oilseeds like mustard or cottonseed, pulses, jiggery, salt etc. It takes numerous visits, hard-convincing, daily trials and experience to convince the rural cattle farmer that compound feeds, scientifically formulated, improve the yields of milk, without any incremental costs. The age-old values and attitude towards caste, creed, woman, time and money take time to change. The villager has traditionally been a believer in the philosophy of ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. He has found it more convenient to blame his economic destitution, poor living conditions and straitened social status on ‘bhagya’, ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. The security that the villagers find in the ‘status quo’, acts as a discentive to change and experiment, in the short run. Many of these antiquated attitudes, value- system and outlooks are changing, due to improved levels of awareness and education. However, the rate of change is sluggish. Attitudes have fossilised over the centuries, do take time to change.


When will you call a person conservative in his attitude and approach?

Question No. 2

Directions (1-4) : Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The villager has customarily been very conservative in his attitude and approach. He is reluctant to change his traditional way of thinking and doing things. His attitude, in many aspects, is : ‘homemade is best’. For instance, most cattle-farmers in the villages, prefer to feed their cows and buffaloes with a home-mix comprising local oilseeds like mustard or cottonseed, pulses, jiggery, salt etc. It takes numerous visits, hard-convincing, daily trials and experience to convince the rural cattle farmer that compound feeds, scientifically formulated, improve the yields of milk, without any incremental costs. The age-old values and attitude towards caste, creed, woman, time and money take time to change. The villager has traditionally been a believer in the philosophy of ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. He has found it more convenient to blame his economic destitution, poor living conditions and straitened social status on ‘bhagya’, ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. The security that the villagers find in the ‘status quo’, acts as a discentive to change and experiment, in the short run. Many of these antiquated attitudes, value- system and outlooks are changing, due to improved levels of awareness and education. However, the rate of change is sluggish. Attitudes have fossilised over the centuries, do take time to change.


What does the phrase ‘homemade is best’ imply ?

Question No. 3

Directions (1-4) : Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The villager has customarily been very conservative in his attitude and approach. He is reluctant to change his traditional way of thinking and doing things. His attitude, in many aspects, is : ‘homemade is best’. For instance, most cattle-farmers in the villages, prefer to feed their cows and buffaloes with a home-mix comprising local oilseeds like mustard or cottonseed, pulses, jiggery, salt etc. It takes numerous visits, hard-convincing, daily trials and experience to convince the rural cattle farmer that compound feeds, scientifically formulated, improve the yields of milk, without any incremental costs. The age-old values and attitude towards caste, creed, woman, time and money take time to change. The villager has traditionally been a believer in the philosophy of ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. He has found it more convenient to blame his economic destitution, poor living conditions and straitened social status on ‘bhagya’, ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. The security that the villagers find in the ‘status quo’, acts as a discentive to change and experiment, in the short run. Many of these antiquated attitudes, value- system and outlooks are changing, due to improved levels of awareness and education. However, the rate of change is sluggish. Attitudes have fossilised over the centuries, do take time to change.


What is the best method to convince the average villager about the superiority of a new cattle-feed ?

Question No. 4

Directions (1-4) : Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The villager has customarily been very conservative in his attitude and approach. He is reluctant to change his traditional way of thinking and doing things. His attitude, in many aspects, is : ‘homemade is best’. For instance, most cattle-farmers in the villages, prefer to feed their cows and buffaloes with a home-mix comprising local oilseeds like mustard or cottonseed, pulses, jiggery, salt etc. It takes numerous visits, hard-convincing, daily trials and experience to convince the rural cattle farmer that compound feeds, scientifically formulated, improve the yields of milk, without any incremental costs. The age-old values and attitude towards caste, creed, woman, time and money take time to change. The villager has traditionally been a believer in the philosophy of ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. He has found it more convenient to blame his economic destitution, poor living conditions and straitened social status on ‘bhagya’, ‘karma’ or ‘fate’. The security that the villagers find in the ‘status quo’, acts as a discentive to change and experiment, in the short run. Many of these antiquated attitudes, value- system and outlooks are changing, due to improved levels of awareness and education. However, the rate of change is sluggish. Attitudes have fossilised over the centuries, do take time to change.


In the following question, four words are given out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

Question No. 5

Directions (5–8) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase given in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


Fit like a glove

Question No. 6

Directions (5–8) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase given in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


Pull a long face

Question No. 7

Directions (5–8) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase given in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


cat nap

Question No. 8

Directions (5–8) : In these questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase given in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.


To flog a dead horse

Question No. 9

Directions (9–11) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.


 Money given to agent on sales

Question No. 10

Directions (9–11) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.


Person believing in one marriage

Question No. 11

Directions (9–11) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.


A system of government in which only one political party is allowed to function

Question No. 12

Directions : In this question, a sentence or a part of sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4)


 She cut a sad figure in her first performance on the stage.

Question No. 13

Direction (13–14) : In each of these questions, choose the word which expresses the meaning of the word given in CAPITALS.


MORIBUND

Question No. 14

Direction (13–14) : In each of these questions, choose the word which expresses the meaning of the word given in CAPITALS.


SOOTHE

Question No. 15

Directions (15–16) : In each of these questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in CAPITALS.


EPITOME

Question No. 16

Directions (15–16) : In each of these questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in CAPITALS.


GUMPTION

Question No. 17

Directions (17–20) : In each of these questions, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.


The waiter hasn’t brought the coffee _________ I’ve been here for ______ an hour.

Question No. 18

Directions (17–20) : In each of these questions, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.


I always fall __________ old friends in times of need.

Question No. 19

Directions (17–20) : In each of these questions, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.


A person came in with a baby who, she said, _________ a safety pin.

Question No. 20

Directions (17–20) : In each of these questions, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.


The farmers suffered because the monsoon did not arrive _________ time.

Question No. 21

Directions (21-25) : 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. Choose the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


He is (1)/ capable to do this work (2)/ within the stipulated period. (3)/ No error (4)

Question No. 22

Directions (21-25) : 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. Choose the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


I used (1)/ a pair of trouser (2)/ for a week. (3)/ No error (4)

Question No. 23

Directions (21-25) : 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. Choose the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


He has made a (1)/ mistake of (2)/ which I am certain. (3)/ No error (4)

Question No. 24

Directions (21-25) : 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. Choose the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


Good heavens (1)/ How was she (2)/ grown / (3)/ No error (4)

Question No. 25

Directions (21-25) : 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. Choose the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


The weather (1)/ of the new place (2)/ did not suit Ravi. (3)/ No error (4)