Instructions for Candidates
Time Allotted – 2 Hrs
1. Total No. of Questions–100. Each Question
is of three marks.
2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong
3. Do not write or mark on the Question
4. Question Paper to be returned before
leaving the Exam Hall.
Read the following passage carefully and answer
the questions given below it.
We stand poised precariously and challengingly on the razor’s edge of
destiny. We are now at the mercy of atom bombs and the like which would
destroy us completely if we fail to control them wisely. And wisdom in this
crisis means sensitiveness to the basic values of life; it means a vivid
realization that we are literally living in one world where we must either
swim together or sink together. We cannot afford to tamper with man’s single
minded loyalty to peace and international understanding. Anyone, who does it
is a traitor not only to man’s past and present, but also to his future,
because he is mort gaging the destiny of unborn generations.
Q1. From the tone and style of the passage it
appears that the writer is-
(a) a prose writer with a fascination for images and metaphors.
(b) a humanist with a clear foresight.
(c) a traitor who wishes to mortgage the destiny of future generations.
(d) unaware of the global power situation.
Q2. The best way to escape complete annihilation
in an atomic war is to-
(a) work for international understanding and harmony.
(b) invent more powerful weapons.
(c) turn to religion.
(d) ban nuclear weapons.
Q3. The phrase ‘razor’s edge of destiny’ means
(a) enigma that cuts through the pattern of life like the edge of a
(b) critical situation that foreordains the future.
(c) sharp line of division that marks the alternative courses of action
in the future.
(d) destiny with sharp edges.
Q4. According to the writer, ‘wisdom’ on the
razor’s edge of destiny means:
(a) awareness that we stand poised precariously on the razor’s edge of
(b) determination to ban nuclear weapons.
(c) responsibility to the ‘unborn generations’.
(d) awareness of the basic values of life.
Q5. The author is concerned about the threat of
nuclear weapons because he feels that-
(a) a nuclear war will destroy human civilization.
(b) all countries are interlinked and one cannot escape the consequences
of what happens to another country.
(c) the world is on the brink of disaster.
(d) his country is threatened by a nuclear war.
In each of the following questions, find out
which part of the sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer
is (d) “No error”.
Q6. A person I met (a)/in the theatre (b)/was the playwright himself.
(c)/No error (d).
Q7. They walked (a)/besides each other (b)/in silence. (c)/No error (d).
Q8. We returned to the guest house (a)/impressed by (b)/what we had seen.
(c)/No error (d).
Q9. The judge was convinced (a)/that neither (b)/of the five accused was
guilty. (c)/No error (d).
Q10. The municipality is going (a) /to built a new school (b)/near the
park. (c)/ No error (d).
Pick out the most effective word from the given
words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Q11. His actions had ________ pain and suffering
on thousands of people.
Q12. The Government will ______ all resources to
Q13. The children ______ crackers to celebrate
the victory of their team.
Q14. I am ______ forward to our picnic scheduled
in the next month.
Q15. I hope you must have _____ by now that
failures are the stepping stones to success.
In each of the following choose the word most
similar in meaning to the word given in capitals.
(a) Brought about
(b) Brought forward
(c) Brought out
(d) Brought over
Pick out the word that is most nearly the
opposite in meaning to the word given in capitals.
Choose the correct answer.
Q22. The First Battle of Panipat was fought
(a) Akbar & Hemu
(b) Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi
(c) Akbar & Rana Sanga
(d) Ahmad Shah Abdali & Marathas
Q23. Fa-hien visited India during the reign of-
(a) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(c) Chandra Gupta II
Q24. Gandhiji’s first experience with Satyagraha
came up in-
Q25. During whose tenure as the viceroy of India
were the great Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru hanged?
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Irwin
(c) Lord Minto
(d) Lord Chelmford
Q26. The winner of the highest number of gold
medals in an Olympic game is-
(a) Mark Spitz
(b) Matt Biondi
(c) Michael Phelps
(d) Jenny Thompson
Q27. ‘Agha Khan Cup’ is associated with the game
Q28. Usain Bolt, the 100 meters race world
record holder, is from which country?
Q29. Only two cricket players have taken 10
wickets in an innings. One is Anil Kumble. The other is-
(a) Richard Hadlee
(b) Muttiah Muralidharan
(c) Jim Laker
(d) Andy Roberts
Q30. ‘Borlaug Award’ is given every year to an
Indian scientist for outstanding contribution in the field of-
(c) Applied Science
Q31. The highest Indian gallantry award which
could be given in peace time is-
(a) Ashok Chakra
(b) Param Vir Chakra
(c) Kirti Chakra
(d) Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Q32. The most successful Satellite Launch
Vehicle of Indian Space Programme to launch commercial satellites is known
Q33. Which one of the following soils is most
suitable for cotton cultivation-
(a) Red soil
(b) Black soil
(c) Loamy soil
(d) Laterite soil
Q34. The name of indigenously built Light Combat
Q35. The boundary between China and India is
(a) Mc Mohan Line
(b) Radcliffe Line
(c) Hindenberg Line
(d) Line of Control
Q36. Equinox means two days in a year when day
and night are almost equal. If March 21 is an equinox which is the next?
(a) 09 October
(b) 31 August
(c) 23 September
(d) 03 November
Q37. UNHCR, an organisation of United Nations,
was established to provide/promote-
(a) Primary Education
(b) Health and Culture
(d) Protection to refugees
Q38. Who authored the book ‘Train to Pakistan’?
(a) Salman Rushdie
(b) Khushwant Singh
(c) Mulk Raj Anand
(d) Vikram Seth
Q39. Vitamin necessary to prevent prolonged
(a) Vitamin A
(b) Vitamin E
(c) Vitamin D
(d) Vitamin K
Q40. The famous classical dance form of Andhra
(c) Mohini Attam