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Q.1 The given sentence contains a grammatical error. Identify the segment that contains the error.
There is no one else in this house; I can feel the presence.

1. in this house
2. There is
3. I can feel the presence
4. no one else

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.2 Select the most appropriate word which means the same as the group of words given.
Overflow or fill an area with excess water, as in a flood

1. Inundate
2. Storm
3. Cover
4. Supersede

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.3 The given sentence contains a grammatical error. Identify the segment that contains the error.
I will join you tomorrow if I will have time.

1. if I
2. will have time
3. you tomorrow
4. I will join

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.4 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
ABUSE

1. Terminate
2. Use
3. Close
4. Harm

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.5 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. 
Suman and his friend often coming here to read books.

1. often have been coming here
2. are often coming here
3. often are coming here
4. often come here

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.6 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
There is no problem with your bike; it’s in good ______.

1. health
2. condition
3. size
4. conduct

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.7 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
The Sports Committee was asked to give an explanation for dropping the boy into the school team.

1. from
2. in
3. No substitution required
4. away

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.8 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Make out

1. Understand someone or something with difficulty
2. Invent an explanation for something
3. Become friends again with someone
4. Run away from a difficult situation

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.9 Choose the correctly spelt word.

1. Nusence
2. Newsanse
3. Newsence
4. Nuisance

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.10 The given sentence contains a grammatical error. Identify the segment that contains the error.
You look very tired; you would go to bed now.

1. You look
2. to bed now
3. you would go
4. very tired

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.11 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
ALLOW

1. Reject
2. Stop
3. Permit
4. Disallow

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.12 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Pick and choose

1. Start all over again after a crisis
2. Select only the best from choices
3. Question someone on a topic
4. Start a quarrel or a fight over something

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.13 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
I am sure that there isn’t ______ on this campus now.

1. nobody
2. no one
3. somebody
4. anybody

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.14 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
After many years of ______ the world’s first test tube baby was born in 1978.

1. success
2. experience
3. service
4. research

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.15 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
If you had come to the match yesterday with us, you ______ watching it.

1. had enjoyed
2. would enjoy
3. should have enjoyed
4. would have enjoyed

Correct Answer is: 4

 

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Q.16 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word. 
ALIKE

1. Ordinary
2. Similar
3. Same
4. Different

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.17 Choose the correctly spelt word.

1. Illegible
2. Illejible
3. Ilegibel
4. Illijible

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.18 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
ABOLISH

1. Disprove
2. Contest
3. Continue
4. Disclose

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.19 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
I asked my friend that when would she return from her trip.

1. when she would
2. that when she was returning
3. so when would she
4. No substitution required 

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.20 Select the most appropriate word which means the same as the group of words given.
Move ahead or forward steadily and gradually

1. Forego
2. Parade
3. Forge
4. Forerun

Correct Answer is: 2

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Today, nearly every Indian has a mobile phone. From the time the first (1)______ was made in India using a mobile phone on July 31, 1995, a lot of (2)______ have taken place in the use of mobile phones in the last twenty-five years or so. The number of mobile phone users is (3)______ to have recorded a growth of three thousand times during this period. Initially, the call rates were expensive and the cost of early devices was high – very few people could (4)______ a mobile phone. However, mobile phone usage has risen sky high because of these reasons: the call rates have fallen (5)______ and smartphones have made the internet accessible in our palms.
SubQuestion No : 21

Q.21 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 1.

1. part
2. call
3. step
4. piece

Correct Answer is: 2

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Today, nearly every Indian has a mobile phone. From the time the first (1)______ was made in India using a mobile phone on July 31, 1995, a lot of (2)______ have taken place in the use of mobile phones in the last twenty-five years or so. The number of mobile phone users is (3)______ to have recorded a growth of three thousand times during this period. Initially, the call rates were expensive and the cost of early devices was high – very few people could (4)______ a mobile phone. However, mobile phone usage has risen sky high because of these reasons: the call rates have fallen (5)______ and smartphones have made the internet accessible in our palms.
SubQuestion No : 22

Q.22 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 2.

1. promotions
2. changes
3. lies
4. facts

Correct Answer is: 2

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Today, nearly every Indian has a mobile phone. From the time the first (1)______ was made in India using a mobile phone on July 31, 1995, a lot of (2)______ have taken place in the use of mobile phones in the last twenty-five years or so. The number of mobile phone users is (3)______ to have recorded a growth of three thousand times during this period. Initially, the call rates were expensive and the cost of early devices was high – very few people could (4)______ a mobile phone. However, mobile phone usage has risen sky high because of these reasons: the call rates have fallen (5)______ and smartphones have made the internet accessible in our palms.
SubQuestion No : 23

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 3.

1. summed up
2. reported
3. doubted
4. considered

Correct Answer is: 2

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Today, nearly every Indian has a mobile phone. From the time the first (1)______ was made in India using a mobile phone on July 31, 1995, a lot of (2)______ have taken place in the use of mobile phones in the last twenty-five years or so. The number of mobile phone users is (3)______ to have recorded a growth of three thousand times during this period. Initially, the call rates were expensive and the cost of early devices was high – very few people could (4)______ a mobile phone. However, mobile phone usage has risen sky high because of these reasons: the call rates have fallen (5)______ and smartphones have made the internet accessible in our palms.
SubQuestion No : 24

Q.24 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 4.

1. afford
2. sell
3. use
4. produce

Correct Answer is: 1

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Today, nearly every Indian has a mobile phone. From the time the first (1)______ was made in India using a mobile phone on July 31, 1995, a lot of (2)______ have taken place in the use of mobile phones in the last twenty-five years or so. The number of mobile phone users is (3)______ to have recorded a growth of three thousand times during this period. Initially, the call rates were expensive and the cost of early devices was high – very few people could (4)______ a mobile phone. However, mobile phone usage has risen sky high because of these reasons: the call rates have fallen (5)______ and smartphones have made the internet accessible in our palms.
SubQuestion No : 25

Q.25 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 5.

1. unevenly
2. evenly
3. occasionally
4. drastically

Correct Answer is: 4

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Q.1 Select the most appropriate word for the given group of words.
The cry of a goat

1. Bleat
2. Bray
3. Croak
4. Yelp

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.2 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Bear the brunt

1. Be first to try something
2. Confront a powerful rival
3. Know what is going on
4. Suffer the worst of something

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.3 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
PROFUSE

1. Sufficient
2. Lush
3. Plenty
4. Scant

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.4 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. Preferance
2. Predict
3. Preface
4. Predominant

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.5 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
The workers has called up the strike.

1. has called off
2. No substitution required
3. have called up
4. have called off

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.6 Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'.
One of the apples that you have picked up are rotten.

1. that you have picked up
2. No error
3. are rotten
4. One of the apples

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.7 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Behind closed doors

1. Do something alone
2. Be in prison
3. Be away from others
4. Do something secretly

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.8 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
In the morning I leave my house ______ eight o'clock.

1. in
2. at
3. on
4. for

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.9 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
DISTANT

1. Remote
2. Removed
3. Isolated
4. Near

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.10 Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'.
Hundred and fifty rupees seem a high price for this little vase.

1. seem a high price
2. for this little vase
3. No error
4. Hundred and fifty rupees

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.11 Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'.
This is one trip whom I will never forget.

1. No error
2. This is one trip
3. never forget
4. whom I will

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.12 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
I am sure that my seeds ______ by next week

1. are growing
2. will grow
3. grow
4. grew

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.13 Select the most appropriate word for the given group of words.
Rub out writing

1. Erase
2. Abolish
3. Break
4. Demolish

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.14 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. 
The accused has been tortured before he was brought to the court.

1. was being tortured
2. has tortured
3. had tortured
4. had been tortured

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.15 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. Multiple
2. Murmur
3. Muddel
4. Mumble

Correct Answer is: 3

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Q.16 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
PREVENT

1. Block
2. Allow
3. Open
4. Push

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.17 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Millions of people ______ during the acute famine of Odisha.

1. hungered
2. starved
3. damaged
4. collapsed

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.18 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The trek manager ______ that the trekkers rest for a while before the climb.

1. insisted
2. informed
3. told
4. warned

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.19 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
The game of cricket is governed by strict laws like other sports where there are merely rules.

1. unlike
2. such like
3. No substitution required
4. quite like

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.20 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
ELEGANT

1. Graceful
2. Intelligent
3. Common
4. Rough

Correct Answer is: 1

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Suraj waved to a passing train, and kept waving (1)______ only the spiralling smoke remained. He (2)______ waving to trains. He wondered (3)______ the people in them, and about (4)______ they were going and what it (5)______ be like there. And when the train had passed, Suraj was lonely.
SubQuestion No : 21

Q.21 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 1.

1. while
2. when
3. until
4. after

Correct Answer is: 3

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Suraj waved to a passing train, and kept waving (1)______ only the spiralling smoke remained. He (2)______ waving to trains. He wondered (3)______ the people in them, and about (4)______ they were going and what it (5)______ be like there. And when the train had passed, Suraj was lonely.
SubQuestion No : 22

Q.22 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 2.

1. liked
2. likes
3. is liking
4. was liking

Correct Answer is: 1

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Suraj waved to a passing train, and kept waving (1)______ only the spiralling smoke remained. He (2)______ waving to trains. He wondered (3)______ the people in them, and about (4)______ they were going and what it (5)______ be like there. And when the train had passed, Suraj was lonely.
SubQuestion No : 23

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 3.

1. of
2. about
3. for
4. to

Correct Answer is: 3

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Suraj waved to a passing train, and kept waving (1)______ only the spiralling smoke remained. He (2)______ waving to trains. He wondered (3)______ the people in them, and about (4)______ they were going and what it (5)______ be like there. And when the train had passed, Suraj was lonely.
SubQuestion No : 24

Q.24 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 4.

1. where
2. why
3. how
4. when

Correct Answer is: 1

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 
Suraj waved to a passing train, and kept waving (1)______ only the spiralling smoke remained. He (2)______ waving to trains. He wondered (3)______ the people in them, and about (4)______ they were going and what it (5)______ be like there. And when the train had passed, Suraj was lonely.
SubQuestion No : 25

Q.25 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 5.

1. should
2. would
3. can
4. will

Correct Answer is: 2

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Q.1 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
Children need much of guidance in how to use the internet wisely and efficiently.

1. No substitution required
2. most
3. a lot
4. many

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.2 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
At loggerheads

1. To agree unwillingly
2. To disagree strongly
3. To hit someone with a log
4. To sit and discuss

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.3 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
Be harmonious or consistent with

1. Record
2. Cordon
3. Accord
4. Discord

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.4 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. Opportunities
2. Capabilities
3. Responsibilities
4. Journies

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.5 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
Are these library books their?

1. Are these
2. library
3. books
4. their

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.6 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
Mohan was very hungry so he had missed breakfast that morning.

1. Mohan was
2. breakfast that morning
3. so he had missed
4. very hungry

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.7 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
Last week we thrown a party for Arun.

1. we thrown
2. Last week
3. a party
4. for Arun

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.8 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
______ you please help me with my computer?

1. Dare
2. Could
3. May
4. Shall

Correct Answer is: 2

Q.9 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
PROACTIVE

1. Heedless
2. Short-sighted
3. Reactive
4. Enthusiastic

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.10 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
Did you visit ______ Nehru Planetarium in Delhi during the eclipse?

1. the
2. any
3. a
4. an

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.11 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
SUFFICIENT

1. Inadequate
2. Enough
3. Intense
4. Precise

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.12 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. Paralel
2. Expel
3. Repel
4. Foretell

Correct Answer is: 1

Q.13 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A situation when no progress is possible

1. Acceptance
2. Deadline
3. Deadlock
4. Harmony

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.14 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
At a stretch

1. Within a month
2. After some time
3. Without a stop
4. During a year

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.15 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
I like to go on a trip with Rahul as he is cheerful and ______.

1. easy-going
2. uncaring
3. closed
4. tense

Correct Answer is: 1

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Q.16 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
STRENUOUS

1. Easy
2. Light
3. Feeble
4. Difficult

Correct Answer is: 4

Q.17 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
I am trying my best to give in junk food.

1. give out
2. No substitution required
3. give up
4. give back

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.18 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
You should live throughout your means.

1. No substitution required
2. between
3. within
4. among

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.19 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
Watching one’s pet cat is therapeutic and can make one quite ______ to the real world outside.

1. obvious
2. envious
3. oblivious
4. studious

Correct Answer is: 3

Q.20 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
STATIONARY

1. Square
2. Moving
3. Watch
4. Still

Correct Answer is: 2

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Many years ago, I met a panchayat president (1)______ a state literacy programme who talked to me (2)______ Cuba’s literacy programme where teachers, students and volunteers (3)______ in a well organised, massive nationwide literacy movement. They (4)______ people in the remotest of villages and were (5)______ successful in their mission.
SubQuestion No : 21

Q.21 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 1.

1. when
2. while
3. during
4. which

Correct Answer is: 3

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Many years ago, I met a panchayat president (1)______ a state literacy programme who talked to me (2)______ Cuba’s literacy programme where teachers, students and volunteers (3)______ in a well organised, massive nationwide literacy movement. They (4)______ people in the remotest of villages and were (5)______ successful in their mission.
SubQuestion No : 22

Q.22 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 2.

1. around
2. about
3. across
4. through

Correct Answer is: 2

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Many years ago, I met a panchayat president (1)______ a state literacy programme who talked to me (2)______ Cuba’s literacy programme where teachers, students and volunteers (3)______ in a well organised, massive nationwide literacy movement. They (4)______ people in the remotest of villages and were (5)______ successful in their mission.
SubQuestion No : 23

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 3.

1. joined hands
2. join forces
3. collaborate
4. combine

Correct Answer is: 1

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Many years ago, I met a panchayat president (1)______ a state literacy programme who talked to me (2)______ Cuba’s literacy programme where teachers, students and volunteers (3)______ in a well organised, massive nationwide literacy movement. They (4)______ people in the remotest of villages and were (5)______ successful in their mission.
SubQuestion No : 24

Q.24 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 4.

1. reaches out for
2. reach out for
3. reaching out to
4. reached out to

Correct Answer is: 4

Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Many years ago, I met a panchayat president (1)______ a state literacy programme who talked to me (2)______ Cuba’s literacy programme where teachers, students and volunteers (3)______ in a well organised, massive nationwide literacy movement. They (4)______ people in the remotest of villages and were (5)______ successful in their mission.
SubQuestion No : 25

Q.25 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 5.

1. exceedingly
2. excessively
3. marginally
4. negligibly

Correct Answer is: 2

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