Mock Test for SSC CGL (Tier - 2) Exam - English


Mock Test for SSC CGL (Tier - 2) Exam


Subject : English

Direction (1-20) : In the following question, Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the oval corresponding to the appropriate letter (a, b, c). If a sentence is free from errors, blacken the oval corresponding to (d) in the answer sheet.

1. Although the manager was keen on getting the works (A)/done through Sudhir yesterday, (B) / he tries to avoid it. (C)/ No error (D)

2. All the boys and girls / were made to / do the work / No work
    (A)                             (B)                     (C)               (D)

3. The actress / was shocked / by the news of her dog’s death. / No error
        (A)             (B)                             (C)                                     (D)

4. The economics / of the country has yet / to be improved. / No error
        (A)                         (B)                         (C)                         (D)

5. If motorists do not observe the traffic regulations, (A)/ they will be stopped, ticketed (B)/ and have to pay a fine. (C)/ No Error (D)

6. He denied / to have / been there. / No error
        (A)            (B)         (C)                 (D)

7. When I arrived / I found them both sitting at the table / waiting on me. / No Error
            (A)                     (B)                                                     (C)                      (D)

8. After her retiring she established many (A)/ institutions to train (B)/ underprivileged but talented children. (C)/ No error (D)

9. Cattles / were grazing in the meadows / near our farm / No error
        (A)                 (B)                                     (C)                 (D)

10. Who of the two / is joining / the team? / No error
        (A)                     (B)             (C)             (D)

11. Many of us / do not know / to swim at all / No error
            (A)             (B)                 (C)                 (D)

12. One should look for his / own faults first / and then those of others / No error
        (A)                                 (B)                         (C)                                 (D)

13. The girl said / that she preferred the blue gown / than the black one / No error
        (A)                         (B)                                         (C)                         (D)

14. A city dweller finds it difficult / to pass away/ the time in village./ No error
            (A)                                             (B)                 (C)                     (D)

15. Instead of / his busy and hard life, he still retains / freshness and robustness / No error
        (A)                         (B)                                                     (C)                             (D)

16. It is nothing else than / his stupidity which stands / in the way of his progress / No error
        (A)                                 (B)                                         (C)                                     (D)

17. Some men are born great (A)/ some achieve greatness (B)/ and some had greatness thrust on them (C)/ No error (D)

18. Beware of a fair weather friend / who is neither a friend in need / nor a friend indeed / No error
            (A)                                                 (B)                                         (C)                           (D)

19. The introduction of job-oriented course (A)/ in the self-financing colleges (B)/ attract many students. (C)/ No error (D)

20. Copernicus proved / that Earth / moves round the sun / No error
        (A)                             (B)                 (C)                         (D)

Directions (21-25) : In the following question, sentence are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate words(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative oval of the Answer sheet.

21. Hence the word sophistry has an unfavourable____ and means arguing deceitfully, attempting, to turn a poor case into a Good one by means of clever but____ reasoning.

(A) Impact, cogent
(B) significance, vague
(C) denotation, ingenuous
(D) connotation, specious

22. I would like to____ your attention to the second paragraph of my letter____ to the terms of sale of the machinery.

(A) inviting, according
(B) withdraw, regarding
(C) react, mainly
(D) draw, pertaining

23. Nothing is so____ to a nation as an extreme of selfpartially, and the total want of____ of what others will naturally hope or fear.

(A) detrimental, concern
(B) fatal, consideration
(C) unethical, discretion 
(D) repugnant, sense
 

24. Though he is reputed for his technical____, his books were sadly____ of the work of others as he lacked originality.

(A) expertise, derivative
(B) skill, independent
(C) knowledge, ignorant
(D) advice, unconscious

25. Our tragic experience in the recent past provides an index____ the state of lawlessness in this region.

(A) at
(B) in
(C) or
(D) by

Directions (26-28) : In question out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark in the Answer sheet.

26. FORTIFY

(A) Create
(B) Strengthen
(C) Prohibit
(D) Generate

27. CONTRITE

(A) Penitent
(B) Willing
(C) Restrained
(D) Satisfied

28. WRIT

(A) Contract
(B) Written procedure
(C) Written command
(D) Judicial procedure

 

Directions (29-31) : In question choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer sheet.

29. COMIC

(A) Unhappy
(B) Serious
(C) Poor
(D) Serene

30. DERELICTION

(A) Hatred
(B) Murmur
(C) Observance
(D) Award

31. PRAGMATIC

(A) Unproductive
(B) Impractical
(C) Careless
(D) Fussy

Direction (32-35) : In these question, there are four different words out of the which one is correctly spelt, Find the correctly spelt word and indicate the correct answer.

32.

(A) discription
(B) Discretion
(C) dessemination
(D) Dessertation

33.

(A) perseverence
(B) perseverance
(C) perseverance
(D) perseverents

34.

(A) scintilating
(B) sciotillatinge
(C) scintillating
(D) Scintilliting

35.

(A) Hulabaloo 
(B) Humanetarianism
(C) humorous
(D) Hurrecane

Directions (36-45) : In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alterative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer sheet.

36. to leave someone in the lurch

(A) To leave someone in difficulties
(B) To encourage someone
(C) To protect someone
(D) To support someone

37. To build castles in the air

(A) To try something difficult
(B) To become rich and prosperous
(C) To become a successful person
(D) To be indulged in fanciful and impractical day dreaming

38. To play fast and loose

(A) To annoy
(B) To act irresponsibly with
(C) To be insincere
(D) To fight with

39. To show the while feather

(A) To behave timidly
(B) To perform a good deed
(C) To try to be beautiful
(D) To show courage before the enemy

40. To see eye to eye

(A) To be incomplete
(B) To be unhappy
(C) To be annoyed
(D) To agree completely

41. To blow hot and cold

(A) To confuse others by changing one’s clothes
(B) To be a changeable temperament
(C) To beat mercilessly
(D) To get profit of any opportunity

42. A square peg in a round hole

(A) A faithful friend
(B) A person unsuited to the position he occupies
(C) A loyal servant
(D) A small hole

43. To turn the corner

(A) Change one’s stand
(B) Change one’s opinion
(C) Pass through a crisis safely
(D) Hesitate

44. Pay lip-service to

(A) A colourful day
(B) A rainy day
(C) To support in words only
(D) A sunny day

45. French leave

(A) Absence from one’s place of work with prior intimation
(B) Absence form one’s place of work without prior intimation
(C) A long leave
(D) A half day leave

Direction (46-65) : In the following question, the 1 and the lat words of a sentence / sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence/passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. there four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence/passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer and
indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer sheet.

46. I have
P. any fragrance
Q. and more penetrating
R. never come across
S. that is more beautiful

(A) PQRS
(B) SRQP
(C) RSPQ
(D) QPSR

47. P. he had inherited that money from as uncle.
Q: Mr. Mainin was an innocent man.
R: It was regarding investing ten thousand rupees in my firm.
S: he agreed to my proposal.

(A) SRPQ
(B) QPSR
(C) RSPQ
(D) QSRP

48. Churchill observed that
P: the impressive and inspiring spectacle
Q: displayed the vigour and efficiency
R.: of the civil defence forces of London
S: he had witnessed in Hyde park that morning

(A) PQRS
(B) PSQR
(C) PSRQ
(D) SPRQ

49. P: accidents are still bound to happen
Q: occasionally
R: though
S: despite everyone’s best efforts

(A) PQRS
(B) RSPQ
(C) SPRQ
(D) SRPQ

50. Some achievements
P: have made
Q: happier and more comfortable
R: of science
S: human life

(A) RPSQ
(B) QRSP
(C) PQRS
(D) RSPQ

51. Gergian loyalists and rebel forces
P: after a week of fighting
Q: agreed to
R: a cease-fire today
S: in which 51 people were killed

(A) PQRS
(B) QPSR
(C) QRPS
(D) QRSP

52. P. come to have a look at the girl
Q: the party that had
R: his eldest sister and a lawyer friend of theirs
S: consisted of the boy’s parents

(A) QRSP 
(B) QPSR
(C) QSPR
(D) QRPS

53. S1 Our ancestors thought that anything which moved itself was alive.
P: The philosopher Descartes thought that both men and animals were machines.
Q: But a machine such as a motorcar or a steamship moves itself, and as soon as machines which moved themselves had been made, people asked, "Is man a machine?"
R: And before the days of machinery that was a good definition.
S: He also thought that the human machine was partly controlled by the soul action on a certain part of the brain. while animals had no souls.
S6 : Therefore some scientists thinks that life is just a very complicated mechanism.

(A) PRSQ
(B) RPQS
(C) PSQR
(D) RQPS

54. When he
P: did not know
Q: he was nervous and
R: heard the hue and cry at midnight
S: what to do

(A) RQPS
(B) QSPR
(C) SQPR
(D) PQRS

55. P. were very much like
Q: in the age of plato
R: but the troubles of Greece
S: those which surround us today

(A) RPQS
(B) SPQR
(C) RPSQ
(D) RQPS

56. Work is the only thing
P: and without it
Q: that is necessary
R: to keep the world going on
S: weal I ould die

(A) QPSR
(B) QRPS
(C) RPQS
(D) SRPQ

57. Lenclose
P. and the postage
Q. a postal order
R. the price of the books
S. which will cover

(A) RPSQ
(B) QSPR
(C) QSRP
(D) QPSR

58. He reached his office at 10:00 A.M. and
P. no sooner
Q. than there was a huge explosion
R. had lie got out of the car
S. which went up in flames

(A) RPQS
(B) PRQS
(C) PQRS
(D) RPSQ

59. S1 : You know my wife, Madhavi. always urged me to give up smoking. I really gave it up.
P: And so When I went to jail I said to myself I really must give it up, if for no other reason than of being self-reliant.
Q: When I emerged from jail, I wanted to tell her of my great triumph.
R: But when I met her, there she was with a packet of cigarettes.
S6 : poor girl!.

(A) PSRQ
(B) SPQR
(C) QPRS
(D) RSPQ

60. Alexander,
P: was a disciple of Aristotle,
Q: who was a great conqueror
R: whom the world acknowledge as the greatest philosopher
S: the world has ever known

(A) PQSR
(B) QPRS
(C) RPQS
(D) SPQR

61. S1 : Both Napoleon and Wallington possessed tenacity of purpose and capacity for prompt action.
P. But in other respects they stood in sharp contrast to each other.
Q. Napoleon hungered for glory and never shrank from bloodshed
R. they has exceptional stamina and unshakable determination
S. Wallington on the contrary was led by a sense of duty and spared bloodshed
S6 : he won because of his liberal principals of which Napoleon had more.

(A) SPRQ 
(B) RPSQ
(C) RPQS
(D) PRSQ

62. S 1 : While talking to a group. one should feel selfconfident and courageous.
P. Nor is it a gill bestowed by providence on only a few.
Q. One should also learn how to think calmly and clearly.
R. It is like the ability to play golf
S. It is not as difficult as most men imagine.
S6 : Any man can develop his capacity if he has the desire to do so.

(A) RSQP
(B) QSPR
(C) QRSP
(D) SQPR

63. S1: Most nations of the world now recognize the rights and liberties of human beings.
P. Machines are today slaves ol' men.
Q. They consequently do not aim at political domination.
R. This advancement in civilization has led to an increased desire to enjoy leisure.
S. The development of machinery has lightened human labour to a considerable extent.
S6: They do much of the work previously done by men.

(A) PQSR
(B) RSPQ
(C) SPQR
(D) QRSP

64. S1 : Indian women attained their rights as a result of the efforts of social reformers.
P. the principal of women’s quality with men was recognized by the constitution.
Q. Education and political leaders also played their role in it.
R. as a result women began to play as important role in free India
S. but this happened after the liberation of India from foreign domination.
S6 : and now they are seen in every walk of life, shoulder to shoulder with men.

(A) SPQR  
(B) RSPQ
(C) RPQS
(D) QSPR

65. S1 : the heart is the pump of life.
P. They have even succeeded in heart transplants.
Q. Nowadays surgeons are able to stop a patient’s heart and carry out complicated operations.
R. A few years ago it was impossible to operate on a patient whose heat was not working properly.
S. It the heat stops we die in about five minutes.
S6 : all this was made possible by the inventions of the heart. lung machine.

(A) SRQP
(B) SPRQ
(C) SQPR
(D) SRP

Direction (66-75) : In the following question, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can he substituted for the given words/sentence.

66. One who is hard to please-

(A) Epicurean
(B)  Fastidious
(C) Fanatic
(D) Eccentric

67. A person who insists on something-

(A) Sycophant
(B) Boaster
(C) Disciplinarian
(D) Stickler

68. A decision taken by the consent of all-

(A) Favourite
(B) Consulted
(C) Unitary
(D) Unanimous

69. Thing that can be felt or touched-

(A) Panpipes
(B) pandemic
(C) Paltry
(D) Palpable

70. Habitually silent or talking little-

(A) Synoptic
(B) Servile
(C) Unequivocal
(D) Taciturn

71. Incapable of being effaced or cancelled-

(a) Inexorable
(B) Infallible
(C) Indelible
(D) Inexplicable

72. The doctrine that human souls pass from one body to another at the time of death-

(A) Metamorphosis
(B) transition
(C) Transmigration
(D) extrapolation

73. An expression of mild disapproval-

(A) Reproof
(B) Impertinence
(C) Warning
(D) Denigration

74. Code of diplomatic etiquette and precedence-

(A) Formalism
(B) Hierarchy
(C) Statesmanship
(D) protocol

75. A place for invalids and convalescents-

(A) Royal
(B) Palace
(C) Sanatorium
(D) Reserve

Directions (76-95) : In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

76. The beavers have built a perfect dam across the stream.

(A) A perfect dam have been built by the beavers across the stream.
(B) A perfect dam has been built by the beavers across the stream.
(C) A perfect dam had been built by the beavers across the stream.
(D) A perfect dam was being built by the beavers across the stream.

77. Who can question Gandhi’s integrity?

(A) By whom Gandhi’s integrity can be questioned?
(B) By whom can Gandhi’s integrity be questioned?
(C) Gandhi’s integrity can be question by whom?
(D) Who could have questioned Gandhi’s integrity?

78. The peon refused him admittance.

(A) he was refused admittance by the peon.
(B) Admittance is refused to him by the peon.
(C) Admittance was refused to by peon him.
(D) Admittance is refused him by the peon.

79. The reporter was interviewing the political leaders.

(A) The political leaders are being interviewed by the reporter.
(B) The political leaders was being interviewed by the reporter.
(C) The political leaders were being interviewed by the reporter.
(D) The political leader is being interviewed by the reporter.

80. Why did you agree to my proposal?

(A) Why my proposal was not agreed to by you?
(B) Way my proposal was not agreed by you?
(C) Why was my proposal not agreed to?
(D) Why was my proposal not agreed to by you?

81. God bless you.

(A) May you be blessed by God.
(B) Let you be blessed by God.
(C) You should be blesses by God.
(D) You will be blessed by God.

82. We have already done the exercise.

(A) Already, the exercise has been done by us.
(B) The exercise is already done by us.
(C) The exercise had been already done by us.
(D) The exercise has already been done by us.

83. The main skills we seek to develop include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas.

(A) The main skills sought by us a develop include analysing, ideas.
(B) The main skills sought to be developed by us include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas.
(C) The main skills that we are seeking to be developed include analysing, interpreting and evaluating ideas.
(D) The main skills include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas which are sought by us to develop.

84. The accountant took the money from the customer.

(A) The money is taken from the customer by the accountant.
(B) The money was taken from the customer by the accountant.
(C) The customer was taken the money by the accountant.
(D) The customer was took the money by the accountant.

85. He presented me a bouquet on my birthday.

(A) A bouquet is presented to me on my birthday by him.
(B) I will be presented a bouquet on my birthday by him.
(C) I was presented a bouquet on my birthday by him.
(D) I was presented on my birthday a bouquet by him.

86. This surface feels smooth.

(A) This surface is felt smooth.
(B) This surface is smooth when it is felt.
(C) This surface when felt is smooth.
(D) This surface is smooth as felt.

87. The dog was biting my sister’s shoes.

(A) My sister’s shoes were being bitten by the dog.
(B) My sister’s shoes were bitten by the dog.
(C) My sister’s shoes are bitten by the dog.
(D) The dog bites my sister’s shoes.

88. They fly kites.

(A) Kites are flown by them
(B) Kites are being flown by them.
(C) They should be flying kites.
(D) Should kites be flown by us.

89. You must do your duty.

(A) Your duty should have been done by you.
(B) You must be doing duty.
(C) Your duty must be done by you.
(D) You have done your duty.

90. Please walk to terminal A.

(A) You are pleased to walk to Terminal A.
(B) You are walked please to Terminal A.
(C) You are requested to walk to Terminal A.
(D) You are walking to Terminal A, please.

91. You should follow all the instruction carefully.

(A) All the instructions are carefully followed by you.
(B) All the instructions can be carefully followed by you.
(C) All the instructions should be carefully followed by you.
(D) All you instructions were carefully followed by you.

92. He was obliged to resign.

(A) He was made to resign.
(B) To resign was to resign.
(C) To resign was his obligation.
(D) Circumstances was obliged him to be resign.

93. Who is creating this mass?

(A) Who has created this mass?
(B) By whom is this mass being created?
(C) By whom this mass is being created?
(D) By whom has this mass been created?

94. One should keep one’s promise.

(A) One’s promise should be kept by one.
(B) One’s promise has to kept.
(C) A promise should be keeping.
(D) A promise should be kept.

95. They are building a house next door to our school.

(A) Next door to our school a house is being built by them.
(B) Next door to our school is being built a house by them.
(C) A house next door to our school is being built by them.
(D) A house is being built by them next door to our school.

Directions (96-120) : In the following questions, a sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part (a), (b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

96.He sent a word to me that he would be coming late.

(A) Sent word
(B) Had sent a word
(C) Sent words
(D) No improvement

97. The reason why he wrote the letter was because he could not contact him over the phone.

(A) Why he wrote the letter was since
(B) For which he wrote the letter because
(C) Why he wrote the letter was that
(D) No improvement

98.After the heavy rains last week, the water in the late raised another two feel.

(A) Rised another two feet
(B) Rose another two feet
(C) Would raise another two feet
(D) No improvement

99. Most donors would seriously protest any effort to inter from such limited data.

(A) Protest against
(B) Protest at
(C) Protest to
(D) No improvement

100.With a thundering roar the huge rocker soared up from the launching pad.

(A) Rook on 
(B) Went upwards
(C) Flow up
(D) No improvement

101.It was a week since the exams began.

(A) It is a week
(B) it has a week
(C) It had been a week
(D) no Improvement

102.It became clear that the strangers were heading into a serious disaster.

(A) For 
(B) Towards
(C) Along
(D) No improvement

103.Young men and woman should get habituated to reading and writing about current affairs.

(A) Used
(B) prepared
(C) Trained
(D) No improvement

104.While crossing the highway a five-year-old child was knocked out by a passing car.

(A) Away
(B) up
(C) Down
(D) No improvement

105. The right to work implies the obligation on the part of the Government to give a job to all the
unemployed.

(A) Any of the unemployed
(B) Every unemployed
(C) Each of the unemployed
(D) No improvement

106.Is your brother yet at the university?

(A) Brother still at
(B) brother continue at
(C) Brother till at
(D) No improvement

107.The doctor said that there was no cause of anxiety.

(A) Cause with
(B) cause for
(C) Cause to
(D) No improvement

108.He cannot succeed business because he works by fits and starts.

(A) With fits and starts
(B) into fits and starts
(C) Fit and start
(D) No improvement

109.The detectives followed on several clues but failed to find the murderer.

(A) Through
(B) up
(C) By
(D) No improvement

110.He stopped to work an hour ago.

(A) To working
(B) to have worked
(C) Working
(D) No improvement

111. If the room had been brighter, I would have been able to read for a while before bed time.

(A) If the room was brighter
(B) Had the room brighter
(C) If rooms are brighter
(D) No improvement

112.An overdose of many medicine is enough fatal to a plant as to a man.

(A) Too fatal
(B) so fatal
(C) As fatal
(D) No improvement

113.When Seema was fourteen, she sat the entrance examination for senior secondary school.

(A) Sat in
(B) sat at
(C) Sat for
(D) No improvement

114.A very horrifying serial was broadcasted ten days ago.

(A) Has broadcast
(B) was broadcast
(C) Was broadcasting
(D) No improvement

115.As you are a born liar, I don’t believe in what you say.

(A) I will not be believing 
(B) I will not believe
(C) I am not believing
(D) No improvement

116.You must not forget to call me after you reach Delhi.

(A) Will reach
(B) will have reached
(C) Have reached
(D) No improvement

117.Rohan died of a wound and not from cancer.

(A) From a wound and not of cancer
(B) Of a wound and not of cancer
(C) From a wound and not from cancer
(D) No improvement

118.All criminal attitude must be nipped at the bud.

(A) Nipped on the bud
(B) nipped in the bud
(C) Nipped off the bud
(D) No improvement

119.My brother-in-law has a house for letting.

(A) For letting out
(B) to rent our
(C) To let
(D) No improvement

120.The mother could not help but to cry at his behavior.

(A) Crying
(B) cry
(C) But crying
(D) No improvement

Directions (121-145) : In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

121.“please could you tell me the way?” he said.

(A) He asked me please could I tell him the way.
(B) He asked me to please tell him the way.
(C) He requested me to tell him the way, please.
(D) He requested me to tell him the way.

122.Socrates said, “Virtue is its own reward.”

(A) Socrates said that virtue had its own rewards.
(B) Socrates says that virtue is its own reward.
(C) Socrates said that virtue is its own reward.
(D) Socrates said that virtue was its own reward.

123.“you can phone from my office,” he said.

(A) He said that he could phone from his office.
(B) He said you could phone from his office.
(C) He said that I can phone from your office.
(D) He said I can phone from my office.

124.“please sit down,” he said.

(A) He told her that sit down.
(B) He said that she could sit down.
(C) He asked her to sit down.
(D) He said her to sit down.

125.Keats wrote “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”.

(A) Keats wrote that a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
(B) Keats wrote that a thing of beauty was a joy forever.
(C) A thing of beauty was a joy forever is written by keats.
(D) Keats has written that a beautiful thing is always joyful.

126.They said to him, “We will destroy your homestead”.

(A) They said to him that they will destroy his homestead.
(B) They told him that they would destroy their homestead.
(C) They told him that they can destroy his homestead.
(D) They told him that they would destroy his homestead.

127.He said to the interviewer, “could you please repeat the question?”

(A) He requested the interviewer to repeat the question.
(B) He requested the interviewer to please repeat the question.
(C) He requested the interviewer it he could please repeat the question.
(D) He requested the interviewer if he could repeat the question.

128. I warned her that I could no longer tolerate her coming late.

(A) I said to her, “You can no longer tolerate my coming late.”
(B) I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate your coming late.”
(C) I said to her, “He can no longer! Tolerate her coming late.”
(D) I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate she coming late.”

129. The Prime Minister said that no one would be allowed to disturb the peace.

(A) The Prime minister said, “we shall not allow anyone to disturb the peace.
(B) The Prime Minister said, “No one will be disturb the peace.”
(C) The Prime Minister said, “we would not allow no one to disturb the peace.”
(D) The Prime Minister said, “No one can disturb the peace.”

130. The spectators said, Bravo! well done, players.”

(A) The spectators applauded the players saying that they had done well.
(B) The spectators exclaimed with joy that the players were doing very well.
(C) The spectators shouted that the players were doing very well.
(D) The spectators applauded the players joyfully to do well

131. I said to my friend, “Good Morning. Let us go for a picnic today.”

(A) I told good morning to my friend, and asked to go for a picnic that day.
(B) I wished my friend good morning and proposed that we should go for a picnic that day.
(C) I wished my friend good morning and proposed that should go for a picnic that day.
(D) I told good morning to my friend and suggested to go for a picnic today.

132. The new student asked the old one, “do you know my name?”

(A) The new student asked the old one did ne know his name.
(B) The new student asked the old one that whether he knew his name.
(C) The new student asked the old one if he knew his name.
(D) The new student asked the old one if he knows his name.

133. He said, “it used to be a lovely, quiet street.”

(A) He said that it used to be a lovely, quiet street.
(B) He pointed out that it had used to be a lovely, quiet street.
(C) He said that there used to be a lovely, quiet street.
(D) He inquired whether there was a lovely, quiet street.

134. My father once, said to me, “If I can’t trust my people, then I don’t want to be doing this.”

(A) My father once told me that if he couldn’t trust my people then he didn’t want to be doing that.
(B) My father once told to me that if he couldn’t trust his people then he didn’t want to be doing that.
(C) His father once told his that if he couldn’t trust his people then he didn’t want to be doing that.
(D) My father once told me that if he couldn’t trust his people then he didn’t want to be doing this.

135. “How long does the journey take?” my co-passenger asked me.

(A) My co-passenger asked me how long the journey taken.
(B) I asked my co-passenger how long the journey would take.
(C) My co-passenger wanted to know how long the journey would take.
(D) My co-passenger asked me how long the journey did take.

136. “How clever of you to have solved the puzzle so quickly,” said the mother.

(A) The mother exclaimed admiringly that it was very clever of him to have solved the puzzle so quickly.
(B) The mother expressed that he was so clever to have solved the puzzle so quickly.
(C) The mother told that he was very clever in solving the puzzle so quickly.
(D) The mother exclaimed with jot that he was clever enough to solve the puzzle so quickly.

137. Gopan said to me, “ Can you do these sums for me?”

(A) Gopan asked me if I could do those sums for him.
(B) Gpan asked me if could I do those sums for him.
(C) Gopan asked me if I can do these sums for him.
(D) Gopan asked if I could do these sums for him.

138. I reiterated, “ I don’t care about the job.

(A) I reiterated I didn’t care about the job.
(B) I said again and again I didn’t care about the job.
(C) I reiterated that I did not care about the job.
(D) I repeatedly said that I cared about the job.

139. I said to my brother, “ Let us go to some hill station for a change.”

(A) I suggested to my brother that they should go to some hill station for a change.
(B) I suggested to my brother that let them go to some hill station for a change.
(C) I suggested to my brother that let us go to some hill station for a change.
(D)  I suggested to my brother that we should go to some hill station for a change.

140. I wondered how many discoveries went unheeded.

(A) I said, “ How many discoveries have gone unheeded?”
(B) I said, “ How many discoveries went unheeded?”
(C) I said, “ Do discoveries go unheeded?”
(D) I said, “How many discoveries go unheeded?”

141. He said he went for a walk every morning.

(A) He said, “I went for a walk every morning.”
(B) He said, “I go for a walk every morning.”
(C) He said, “ I will go for a walk every morning.”
(D) He said , “ He goes for a walk every morning.”

142. The boss said, “It’s time we began planning our work”.

(A) The boss said that it was time they had begun planning their work.
(B) The boss said that it was time we began planning his work.
(C) The boss said that it was time they began planning their work.
(D) The boss said that it was time we had begun planning our work.

143. He said to the judge, “I did not commit this crime.”

(A) He told the judge that he had not committed the crime.
(B) He told the judge that he did not commit the crime.
(C) He told the judge that he had not committed that crime.
(D) He told the judge that he had not committed this crime.

144. Rahul said, “I will do it now or never”.

(A) Rahul said that he would do it then or never.
(B) Rahul said that he will now or never do it.
(C) Rahul said that he will do it now or never.
(D) Rahul said that he would now or never do it.

145. I said to my mother, “I will certainly take you to Bangalore this week.”

(A) I told my mother he would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.
(B) I told my mother that I would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.
(C) I told my mother that she would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.
(D) I told to my mother that I would take you to Bangalore that week

Directions (146-170) : In the following question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks

Cloze Passage-1
The year was 1913. The Wright brothers has just 146 in making an aero plane which 147 flew high. I was deeply interested in 148 and was making by own 149 with flying machines. I really 150 in that little machine I had Patched together and I decided it was time to prove its merits

146.

(A) involved
(B) failed
(C) succeeded 
(D) engaged

147.

(A) highly
(B) sincerely
(C) Hardly
(D) really

148.

(A) making
(B) flying
(C) history
(D) science

149.

(A) trying
(B) indulging
(C) judgments
(D) experiments

150.

(A) disbelieved
(B) tried
(C) relied
(D) believed

Cloze Passage-2
The idea of the documentary was 151 by Anubhav in the year 2007 while he was 152 to his undergraduate course 153 the Western international University, New Delhi, India as a possible 154 for an annual inter university competition 155 SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) 156 his institution rejected his 157 proposal on account of non-feasibility. 158 then he is independently working on this documentary and has 159 already interviewed famous personalities from all walks of 160

151.

(A) borrowed
(B) conceived
(C) accepted
(D) taken

152.

(A) catching
(B) arriving
(C) attending
(D) noticing

153.

(A) on
(B) as
(C) at
(D) in

154.

(A) exit
(B) allocation
(C) retirement
(D) entry

155.

(A) form
(B) if
(C) from
(D) for

156.

(A) except
(B) yet
(C) but
(D) only

157.

(A) angle
(B) news
(C) motion
(D) proposal

158.

(A) convenient
(B) nearby
(C) since
(D) beside

159.

(A) old
(B) lastly
(C) presently
(D) already

160.

(A) live
(B) life
(C) alone
(D) light

Cloze Passge-3
Master Chief” springs 161 into action with the 162 of Microsoft's Halo 4, the 163 installment of the Xbox blockbuster 164 will compete 165 Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty franchise for holiday-season bragging rights. Microsoft hopes the 166 of the laconic greenarmored super-soldier protagonist of Halo 167 has generated $3 billion of 168 its 2001 launch, after a five-year hiatus will 169 out garners in droves 170 the title begins selling in more than 40 countries starting midnight.

161.

(A) fast
(B) slow
(C) roaming
(D) back

162.

(A) release
(b) exempt
(C) surrender
(D) hold

163.

(A) ancient
(B) previous
(C) latest
(D) lost

164.

(A) that
(B) these
(C) them
(D) there

165.

(A) between
(B) with
(C) verses 
(D) outside

166.

(A) reaction
(B) return
(C) repair
(D) departure

167.

(A) which
(B) whose
(C) that 
(D) whom

168.

(A) fees
(B) tax
(C) revenue
(D) fine

169.

(A) guide 
(B) bring
(C) prefer
(D) declare

170.

(A) until
(B) leading 
(C) when
(D) during

Directions (171-200) : In the following questions, you have four passages with 5/10 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of four alternative and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

PASSAGE-1
It was in Germany and France that the first successful attempts were made to produce an internalcombustion engine driven by petrol. In England, people were strangely timid about horseless vehicles. English inventors were handicapped byquaint old law that forbade any such vehicle to attain a greater speed than four miles an hour, and compelled each one I be preceded by a man carrying a red flag. This law was not repealed until 1896. inventors.

The earliest motor cars were looked upon as mere jokes, or as rather dangerous playthings, by everyone except Some of them were single-seaters, others would carry two or even three people; but all were noisy, clumsy, queer-looking things. When in 1888, Carl Benz, a German, produced a threewheeled, internal-combustion car, a great for which stride had been made. Another German, whose name, Daimler, is often seen on motor cars to this day, was experimenting about the same time, and testing a petrol-driven engine.

It is easy to understand how the introduction of the petrol-driven engine revolutionised road transport throughout world. Until then the necessary power to push a vehicle along could not be obtained without the cumbersome tanks, boilers and furnaces of the steam engine. The internal-combustion engine is light in weight and small in size by comparison, the fuel is burned in it, so that is no waste, like the dusty cinders of a coal fire.

171. what does ’repealed’ mean?

(A) Repeated
(B) Abolished
(C) Contradicted
(D) Enforced

172. what were all early motor cars?

(A) A plaything or toy
(B) Dangerous and risky
(C) Noisy, clumsy, queer-looking things
(D) A vehicle better than horse-driven vehicle

173. what made the English inventors handicapped?

(A) Non-availability of adequate fuel to power the engine
(B) The quaint old law that forbade any such vehicle to attain a greater speed than four miles/hour
(C) The general public did not welcome the invention
(D) None of these

174. How did most people regard early motor cars?

(A) A mere scientific experiment
(B) A mere joke, or as rather dangerous playthings
(C) Not deter than horse-driven vehicles
(D) A cumbersome vehicle

175. what is incorrect about the internal combustion engine?

(A) Fuel burnt in it as waste
(B) Light in weight
(C) Noisy and clumsy
(D) Small in size

PASSAGE-2.
At one time, in the history of India, most women knew very well how to bring up their infants and they lived a perfectly healthy life, free from diseases. The overall standard of women and children in the country was much better than those of other civilisations of that period. But ever since India was exposed to frequent invasions by foreign nations, life became unsafe and property was unprotected, and people were forced to congregate in towns in such a compact way, that it led to ful insanitation and diseases. The traditional knowledge of domestic and personal health and hygiene was ignored. Women e confined indoors for fear of insults and a train of social and unhealthy dangers followed. It is a problem now, how we restore the original conditions of healthy and happy life in India. This is a socio-economic problem which needs to be given priority to bring back the original culture and restore welfare of women and children in India.

176. Why were the women confined indoors?

(A) To improve sanitation and healthy atmosphere
(B) To keep them away from disease
(C) Because of foreign invasions
(D) None of these

177. what question has the writer posed before the readers?

(A) What should be done for infants and woman?
(B) Why has the traditional knowledge been ignored?
(C) How to check foreign invasion
(D) How can the original conditions of healthy and happy life be restored in India?

178. how did life become unsafe and property unprotected?

(A) Exposure to frequent foreign invasion
(B) People were forced to congregate in towns
(C) Because of awful insanitation and diseases
(D) Because the women were confined; indoors

179. what was the main cause of the poor health conditions of woman in India?

(A) Woman were confined indoors
(B) Illiteracy among woman
(C) Frequent foreign invasions
(D) Awful sanitation

180. When were women leading a perfectly healthy life?

(A) After restoring original conditions of healthy and happy life
(B) Before foreign invasions
(C) After being confined indoors
(D) Cannot be determined from the passage

PASSAGE-3
In November 1918, he joined Sydenham College as a professor of political economics and worked there for two years. With his little savings, some help from the Maharaja of Kolhapur, and with a loan of five thousand rupees from his friend, Naval Bhathena, he left for England in 1920 to complete his studies in Law and Economics. He resumed his studies at the London School of Economics and kept his terms at Gray’s Institute of Law. He turned his attention to the London Museum where the relics of the saintly and scientific thoughts are preserved, where the ruins of the antique world are displayed and where Karl Marx, Mazzini, Lenin and Savarkar had dug for knowledge and digested it. In the Museum, he poured over books from morning till evening. Time was an important factor with him. To save both money and time, he would go without lunch. After this the second round of reading begins at his residence. The endless reading would go on till early morning. He told his roommate that his poverty and want of time require his to finish his studies as early as possible.

During these studies in London for his academic eminence, he had not forgotten the real aim in his life. He could not for a minute forget the dumb faces of the untouchables in India. He took up this matter with the Secretary of State for India and also held discussion with Mr. Vithalbhai Patel in London. Neither he could forget the alien political realities of the nation. In a paper read before the Students Union and also in his famous thesis. “The Problem of the Rupees’, he exposed the hollowness of the British policies in India, which caused a stir in the academic world of London and Ambedkar was suspected to be an Indian Revolutionary.

181. Where did Dr. Ambedkar teach?

(A) London School of Economics
(B) Gray’s Institute of Law
(C) London museum
(D) Sydenham college

182. What was Dr Ambedkar’s real aim in life?

(A) Academic eminence
(B) Upliftment of his family
(C) Upliftment of the downtrodden caste.
(D) Successful career as a lawyer.

183. Who amongst the following was Dr. Ambedkar’s benefactor?

(A) Lord Gray
(B) Queen of England
(C) Raja of Kolhapur
(D) Raja of Kathiawar

184. Name Dr. Ambedkar’s ;friend who helped him to go to England.

(A) Lenin
(B) Karl mrx
(C) Nawal
(D) Naval Bhathena

185. Why did Dr. Ambedkar try to finish his studies as early as possible?

(A) Due to adverse climate
(B) For lack of resources and time
(C) Due to nostalgia
(D) Due to illness

186. Dr. Ambedkar was a teacher of

(A) Political Economics
(B) Law
(C) Literature
(D) Political Science

187. What was the core slogan raised by Dr. Ambedkar?

(A) Pacification of the untouchables.
(B) Open revolt
(C) Self-awareness amongst the oppressed.
(D) Revolt of the oppressors

188. What did Dr. Ambedkar expose in his thesis?

(A) Marginality of the rulers
(B) Infallibility of the British Rule
(C) Universal laws of brother hood
(D) Hollowness of the English policies in India.

189. How many year(s) did Dr. Ambedkar expose in his thesis?

(A) 1 year
(B) 2 years
(C) 3 years
(D) 4 years

190. Where did Dr. Ambedkar spend most of his time in London?

(A) Royal House
(B) India house
(C) Courtrooms
(D) London Museum

PASSAGE-4
The most logical and intelligent people seem to go berserk when talking about snakes. Recently a reputed scientist said with a wise look .is eyes that sand boas have two heads. The other day someone walked into my office and stated that in his village at least cobras mate with rat snakes. About other places he was not sure, he added modestly, but that was how it was in his village.

These stores about snakes are myths. Sand boas have only one head: vine snakes do not peck your eyes out: no snake will drink milk. But it is interesting to try and trace the origin of these untruths. The one about the sand boas two heads obviously exists because the short, stumpy tail of this snake looks remarkably like the head, an effective device to fool predators. Or take the one about vine snakes pecking eyes. It was 'probably stated by a vine snake that had a bad aim, as snakes, when provoked, will bite the most prominent projection T the offender, which is usually the nose.

But the most interesting one is about snakes coming to the scene of killing to take revenge. It so happens that when injured or under tress, a snake exudes, a large quantity of musk. Musk is a powerful sex attractant. the snake equivalent of after-shave lotion. So after a snake is killed, the ground around still has this smell and naturally a snake of the same species passing by will lick its lips and come to investigate. The killer of the snake, who is probably worried if the pooja he performed was adequate to liquidate the killing of a snake, sees the second snake and is convinced that it was not.

The Irula tribal's have a good answer to the query about whether cobras have jewels in their heads; 'If they did we wouldn't be snake catchers, we would be rajas!'

191. Which of the following statement is true?

(A) The sand boas have only a stumpy tail but no head.
(B) The sand boas have one head but no tail
(C) The sand boas have a head and a stumpy tail
(D) The sand boas have two heads

192. According to the passage, the vine snakes

(A) Peck at the nose
(B) Peck one's eyes
(C) Do not bite
(D) Bite the most prominent projection of the offender

193. Irula tribal's are

(A) Snake killers
(B) Worshippers of snakes
(C) Snake levers
(D) Snake catchers

194. Who of the following have a better understanding of snakes?

(A) The scientists
(B) The killer of snakes.
(C) the Villagers
(D) The Irula tribal's

195. In the context of the passage, ‘exude’ means

(A) Display an emotion
(B) Feel happy
(C) Emit (a smell)
(D) Capture

196. In the passage, liquidate' means.

(A) Do away with 
(B) Feel sorry
(C) Avenge
(D) Atone

197. In the context of the passage, ‘predator’ means

(A) Snake charmer
(B) Plunderer
(C) An animals of prey
(D) A kind of snake

198. According to the passage, the author

(A) Believes in myths
(B) Believes in facts
(C) Worships snakes
(D) Is afraid of snakes

199. The phrase ‘that it not’ means

(A) The snake has not been killed.
(B) The pooja has not been performed properly.
(C) The place has not cleaned.
(D) The death of the snake has not been avenged.

200. According to the passage, musk

(A) Is a poison aimed at the offender
(B) Is an after shave lotion
(C) Is a sex attractant
(D) Attracts other snakes to take revenge.

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