Time

Question No. 1

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

DECIMATED

Question No. 2

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

INVINCIBLE

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 and choose the option corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.


It took her a long time (1)/to get off (2)/the death of her husband.(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 and choose the option corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.


It is best (1)/ to be silent (2)/ than to speak in anger. (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 and choose the option corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.


His father is disgusted (1)/ against him for his (2)/addiction to drink.(3)/No Error (4)

Question No. 7

Directions (7-9) : In the following questions, 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 aim of a Peace Council is ________ rather than cure.

Question No. 8

Directions (7-9) : In the following questions, 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 


He gives everyone _________ the class opportunities for practice.

Question No. 9

Directions (7-9) : In the following questions, 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 .


Harish soon gained _________ in English.

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.


Beggar description

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.


Drag one’s feet

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.


Hope against hope

Question No. 13

Directions (13-15) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.


Lack of skill

Question No. 14

Directions (13-15) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.


Stick with a thick end used in a mortar for pounding

Question No. 15

Directions (13-15) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.


An act when people vote in order to make a decision about a particular subject or policy rather than voting for a person

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 corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


Jane had told me that she hasn’t done her homework.

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 corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


This survey is concerning your health as well as that of your family.

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 corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

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 corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


A black and white goat were grazing.

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 corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option corresponding to “No improvement”.


I had took the papers to John’s office.

Question No. 21

Directions (21-25) : In the following questions, 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.

“Tryst with Destiny” was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August, 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent In- dian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrowmindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell”.


To whom did Nehru deliver this famous speech?

Question No. 22

Directions (21-25) : In the following questions, 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.

“Tryst with Destiny” was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August, 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent In- dian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrowmindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell”.


Choose the answer which captures Nehru’s belief.

Question No. 23

Directions (21-25) : In the following questions, 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.

“Tryst with Destiny” was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August, 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent In- dian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrowmindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell”.


The most dominant voice in the speech is :

Question No. 24

Directions (21-25) : In the following questions, 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.

“Tryst with Destiny” was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August, 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent In- dian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrowmindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell”.


Select the answer which best reflects Nehru’s point of view.

Question No. 25

Directions (21-25) : In the following questions, 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.

“Tryst with Destiny” was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August, 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent In- dian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrowmindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell”.


What mansion did Nehru want to see built?