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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.

COPIOUS

Question No. 2

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

EXTRANEOUS

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) : In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.


The Statesman has (1)/the largest circulation of any (2)/ English dailies. (3)/No Error (4)

Question No. 5

Directions (4–6) : In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.


A period of six years (1)/ have elapsed (2)/ since I last saw her. (3)/ No Error (4)

Question No. 6

Directions (4–6) : In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.


For several years now (1)/ my newspaper agent has been spelling (2)/ my name in correctly. (3)/ No Error (4)

Question No. 7

Directions (7–9) : 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.


One of the reasons the impressionists caused such a scandal was _____ their colours were too bright.

Question No. 8

Directions (7–9) : 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.


She must sometimes ______ to run away.

Question No. 9

Directions (7–9) : 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.


The bank decided to _______ them the money as they were reliable clients.

Question No. 10

Directions (10–12) : In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase.


Smooth ruffled feathers

Question No. 11

Directions (10–12) : In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase.


Assume airs

Question No. 12

Directions (10–12) : In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase.


Play truant

Question No. 13

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


One who studies the working of the human mind.

Question No. 14

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


Place given to soldiers to live in

Question No. 15

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


A person of South African Dutch descent

Question No. 16

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ a 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 as your answer. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


She took the cycle which he bought yesterday.

Question No. 17

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ a 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 as your answer. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


I must say to a feeling of uneasiness.

Question No. 18

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ a 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 as your answer. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


The police booked a case against the taxi driver for wrong parking.

Question No. 19

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ a 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 as your answer. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


One of our students originates from Leh.

Question No. 20

Directions (16–20) : In each of the following questions, a sentence/ a 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 as your answer. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


Scarcely had he left the place when his friend came.

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.

He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then, maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. His mother had soared upwards. As he passed beneath her, he heard the swish of her wings. Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment. The next moment, he felt his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, then under his stomach and against his wings. He could feel the tips of his wings cutting through the air. He was not falling headlong now. He was soaring gradually downwards and outwards. He was no longer afraid. He just felt a bit dizzy. Then, he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. He uttered a joyous scream and flapped them again. He soared higher. He raised his breast and banked against the wind. His mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream.


The young seagull dived at the fish

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.

He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then, maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. His mother had soared upwards. As he passed beneath her, he heard the swish of her wings. Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment. The next moment, he felt his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, then under his stomach and against his wings. He could feel the tips of his wings cutting through the air. He was not falling headlong now. He was soaring gradually downwards and outwards. He was no longer afraid. He just felt a bit dizzy. Then, he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. He uttered a joyous scream and flapped them again. He soared higher. He raised his breast and banked against the wind. His mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream.


His heart stood still because he was seized by _____

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.

He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then, maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. His mother had soared upwards. As he passed beneath her, he heard the swish of her wings. Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment. The next moment, he felt his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, then under his stomach and against his wings. He could feel the tips of his wings cutting through the air. He was not falling headlong now. He was soaring gradually downwards and outwards. He was no longer afraid. He just felt a bit dizzy. Then, he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. He uttered a joyous scream and flapped them again. He soared higher. He raised his breast and banked against the wind. His mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream.


He was not falling headlong but

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.

He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then, maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. His mother had soared upwards. As he passed beneath her, he heard the swish of her wings. Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment. The next moment, he felt his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, then under his stomach and against his wings. He could feel the tips of his wings cutting through the air. He was not falling headlong now. He was soaring gradually downwards and outwards. He was no longer afraid. He just felt a bit dizzy. Then, he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. He uttered a joyous scream and flapped them again. He soared higher. He raised his breast and banked against the wind. His mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream.


The seagull just felt dizzy

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.

He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then, maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. His mother had soared upwards. As he passed beneath her, he heard the swish of her wings. Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment. The next moment, he felt his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, then under his stomach and against his wings. He could feel the tips of his wings cutting through the air. He was not falling headlong now. He was soaring gradually downwards and outwards. He was no longer afraid. He just felt a bit dizzy. Then, he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. He uttered a joyous scream and flapped them again. He soared higher. He raised his breast and banked against the wind. His mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream.


What did the young seagull do when his mother swooped past him ?