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PART - 1 GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING

Directions (1–8): In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

1. Fast : Hunger :: Race : ?
(1) Smartness
(2) Strength
(3) Horse
(4) Fatigue

2. Antonym : Synonym :: Analysis : ?
(1) Synthesis
(2) Synchronize
(3) Simplify
(4) Summarise

3. FLRX : EJOT :: CKTY : ?
(1) BIQV
(2) DIPQ
(3) DHQU
(4) BIQU

4. BEHK : YVSP :: ADGJ : ?
(1) ZUTR
(2) ZVSP
(3) ZWTQ
(4) ZWXZ

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6. 68 : 130 :: ? : 350
(1) 210
(2) 222
(3) 240
(4) 282

7. 128 : 96 :: 244 : ?
(1) 183
(2) 122
(3) 138
(4) 302

8. C 3 F 6 : I9L12 :: K 11 N 14 : ?
(1) O 15 R 18
(2) R 18 U 21
(3) Q 17 T 20
(4) L 12 O 15

Directions (9–15): In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three responses.
9.
(1) Brother – Sister
(2) Mother – Father
(3) Uncle – Aunt
(4) Husband – Wife

10.
(1) Snooker
(2) Table Tennis
(3) Badminton
(4) Billiards

11.
(1) PQ
(2) AU
(3) CD
(4) RB

12.
(1) CPBO
(2) BODQ
(3) ANHU
(4) ESGT

13.
(1) BFJNRV
(2) CGKOSW
(3) DHLPTX
(4) EIMPSW

14.
(1) 81
(2) 8
(3) 16
(4) 625

15.
(1) 576 – 12
(2) 611 – 13
(3) 198 – 11
(4) 824 – 14

16. Find out a set of numbers amongst the four sets of numbers given in the alternatives, which is most like the set given in the question. (14, 20, 3)
(1) (7, 13, 3)
(2) (5, 10, 15)
(3) (3, 6, 9)
(4) (4, 8, 16)

17. Arrange the following in a logical order.
1. Open Text book
2. Attend Assembly
3. Catch Bus
4. Wear Uniform
5. Get into classroom
(1) 4, 2, 3, 5, 1
(2) 4, 3, 5, 1, 2
(3) 4, 3, 2, 5, 1
(4) 4, 3, 1, 5, 2

18. Arrange the following according to dictionary order:
1. Collect
2. Collinear
3. Collection
4. Column
5. Collapse
(1) 5, 1, 3, 2, 4
(2) 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
(3) 5, 1, 4, 3, 2
(4) 5, 1, 2, 4, 3

19. Which one set of the letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?

c – bba – cab – ac – ab – ac
(1) babcc
(2) bcacb
(3) acbcb
(4) abcbc

Directions (20–24): In each of the following questions a series is given with one/two term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

20. XUROLI ? ?
(1) HG
(2) HE
(3) FC
(4) GE

21. ABCDE, BDAEC, DEBCA, ?
(1) EACDB
(2) ECADB
(3) EDCAB
(4) ECDAB

22. 31, 37, 49, 67, ?
(1) 87
(2) 91
(3) 89
(4) 97

23. 365, 364, 355, 330, 281, ?
(1) 280
(2) 200
(3) 180
(4) 120

24. 4, 5, 6, 9, 8, 13, 10, ?
(1) 14
(2) 15
(3) 11
(4) 17

25. Find the wrong number in the following series: 16, 16, 17, 21, 27, 46, 71
(1) 27
(2) 46
(3) 16
(4) 71

26. In a class, there are 80 students who study both Computer Science and Electronics. While 100 students study Computer Science, 120 students study Electronics. How many of them study Computer Science only?
(1) 100
(2) 40
(3) 180
(4) 20

27. If the day before yesterday was Friday, what day will two days after the day after tomorrow be?
(1) Saturday
(2) Thursday
(2) Friday
(4) Sunday

28. Your mother is 4 years younger than your father who is six times older than you. If your age is 6 years, what is your mother’s age?
(1) 36 years
(2) 34 years
(2) 28 years
(3) 32 years

29. If A is the mother of D, B is not the son of C, C is the father of D, D is the sister of B, then how is A related to B?
(1) Mother
(2) Brother
(3) Step son
(4) Sister

30. In an examination, Rahul got the 11th rank and he was 47th from the bottom among those who passed. 3 students could not appear for the exam. 1 student failed. What is the total number of students?
(1) 60
(2) 62
(3) 59
(4) 61

31. Raju is Ramu’s neighbour and he stays 100 metres away towards southeast. Venu is Raju’s neighbour and he stays 100 metres away towards southwest. Khader is Venu’s neighbour and he stays 100 metres away towards northwest. Then where is the position of Khader’s home in relation to Ramu’s?
(1) South-East
(2) South-West
(3) North-West
(4) North

32. Sanmitra walks 4 kms. towards north, turns right and walks 5 k.m. Then he turns towards south and walks 2 k.m. Again he takes a turn towards west walks 3 km and stops for a while. Then he further walks 2 km. What is the distance of Sanmitra from starting point?
(1) 16 k.m.
(2) 2 k.m.
(3) 4 k.m.
(4) 3 k.m.

Directions: In question No. 33 a statement is given followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statement.

33.

Statement: Tension is detrimental to physical and mental health.
Conclusions:
I. To be healthy one should be free from tension.
II. Mental health depends upon the tension one experiences.

(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Neither I nor II follows
(4) Both I and II follow.

Direction: In question No. 34, two statements are given followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.

34.
Statements:
1. Some skirts are benches.
2. No bench is a table.

Conclusions:
I. Some skirts are tables.
II. Some benches are skirts.
III. All benches are skirts.
IV. Some tables are skirts.

(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only II and IV follow
(4) Only I and III follow

35. There are five houses A, B, C, D, O in a row. A is right side of B and left side of C. O is in the right side of A. B is right of D. Which house is in the middle?
(1) O
(2) A
(3) B
(4) D

36. If C = 3 and CAT = 24, what is FAULT?
(1) 60
(2) 57
(3) 64
(4) 72

37. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word? PRONUNCIATION
(1) RATION
(2) PRONOUN
(3) PRINT
(4) NATURAL

38. Rearrange the jumbled letters in meaningful words to identify the word which is not a colour.
(1) LTEOIV
(2) ENGRAO
(3) PELRUP
(4) REOWLF

39. If ‘EXPANSION’ is written as 248537693, in a certain code, how would ‘PENSION’ be written in that code?
(1) 8236793
(2) 8237639
(3) 8237693
(4) 8233769

40. If in a code language ‘PUTREFY’ is written as ‘XPQSTRL’ and ‘NAVIGATE’ is written as ‘GYMOWYQT’, how is ‘AVIARY’ written in that language?
(1) YOMYLS
(2) YMOYLS
(3) YMOYSL
(4) YOMYSL

Directions (41– 42): In each of the following questions, an equation is solved on the basis of a certain system. On that basis, find out the correct answer from amongst the four alternatives for the unsolved equation in question.

41. 6 × 9 × 3 = 369 5 × 6 × 4 = 456 4 × 6 × 8 =?
(1) 486
(2) 846
(3) 684
(4) 864

42. 12(158)14 12(182)16 14(?)16
(1) 214
(2) 194
(3) 184
(4) 164

43. A stands for +, B for –, C for × and D for ÷

Premises : (3A5B2) C4D6

(1) 3
(2) 4
(3) 5
(4) 6

Directions (44–45): In each of the following questions select the missing number from the given responses.

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46. Which one of the following diagrams represents the relationships between Cows, Animals and Goats?
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47. Among the four answer figures, which figure can be formed from the cut-pieces given below in the Question figure ?

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49. Count the number of triangles in the following figure.

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50. From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.

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PART-II GENERAL AWARENESS

51. The Sultans of which dynasty ruled for the longest time?
(1) Khilji dynasty
(2) Tughluq dynasty
(3) Slave dynasty
(4) Lodi dynasty

52. The last Governor-General of the East India Company ,and the first Viceroy under the crown was
(1) Lord Elgin
(2) Lord Canning
(3) Lord Warren Hastings
(4) Lord Dalhousie

53. Qutab Minar, as we find at present, was finally re-built by
(1) Balban
(2) Ala-ud-din Khilji
(3) Sikandar Lodi
(4) Firoz Tughluq

54. What was the official language of the Sultanate?
(1) Persian
(2) Urdu
(3) Arabic
(4) Hindi

55. In the early Vedic period, Varna system was based on
(1) Education
(2) Birth
(3) Occupation
(4) Talent

56. The first Governor-General of Bengal was
(1) Lord Clive
(2) Lord Warren Hastings
(3) Lord John Shore
(4) Lord Cornwallis

57. Exploitation of labour is said to exist when
(1) Wage = Marginal Revenue Product
(2) Wage < Marginal Revenue Product
(3) Wage > Marginal Revenue Product
(4) Marginal Revenue Product = 0

58. Which three year period was observed as a ‘Plan holiday’ in the country?
(1) 1965 - 68
(2) 1966-69
(3) 1968 -71
(4) 1969 -72
59. A rising Per Capita Income will indicate a better welfare if it is accompanied by
(1) unchanged Income distribution overall.
(2) changed Income distribution in favour of rich.
(3) changed Income distribution in favour of poor.
(4) changed Income disribution in favour of Industrial Labour.

60. Indirect taxes by nature are
(1) degressive
(2) regressive
(3) progressive
(4) proportional

61. Which one of the following is an example of optional money?
(1) Currency note
(2) Coins
(3) Cheque
(4) Bond

62. Those payments which the firms make to outsiders for their goods and services are called
(1) Real costs
(2) Economic costs
(3) Explicit costs
(4) Implicit costs

63. Special Economic Zone (SEZ) concept was first introduced in
(1) China
(2) Japan
(3) India
(4) Pakistan

64. Which one of the following is an unpredictable natural disaster?
(1) Earthquake
(2) Cyclone
(3) Tornado
(4) Hurricane

65. Which one was the first ‘Biosphere Reserves’ Project Scheme?
(1) Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
(2) Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve
(3) Nandadevi Biosphere Reserve
(4) Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve

66. The eastern coastal plain is also called as
(1) Konkan coastal plain
(2) Gujafat plain
(3) Coromandal coastal plain
(4) Malabar coastal plain

67. Which of the following language has been given the status of classical language by Central Government?
(1) Gujarati
(2) Tamil
(3) Marathi
(4) Malayalam

68. Volcanic activity is more common in
(1) Hawai
(2) Japan
(3) Colombia
(4) New Zealand

69. The expression ‘Grama Sabha’ correctly refers to
(1) Elder citizens of a village
(2) Whole population of a village
(3) Electorate for the Panchayat
(4) Elected members of the Panchayat

70. The Parliament and the Constitution are the instruments of
(1) Legal Justice
(2) Political Justice
(3) Economic Justice
(4) Social Justice

71. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the
(1) President
(2) Prime Minister
(3) Lok Sabha
(4) Rajya Sabha

72. Under single transferable vote system each voter can
(1) Indicate only two preferences
(2) Indicate only one preference
(3) Indicate one preference less than the seats to be filled up
(4) Indicate as many preferences as there arc candidates to be elected.

73. ‘Zero Hour’ in the working of the Indian Parliament means
(1) Hour before the Question Hour
(2) The first Hour of the Session
(3) Interval between Question Hour and next Agenda
(4) When ‘Privilege Motion is accepted

74. In which year the “House of the People” was named as “Lok Sabha”?
(1) 1954
(2) 1964
(3) 1974
(4) 1984

75. A body absorbs heat most if it is
(1) black and rough
(2) black and smooth
(3) white and rough
(4) white and smooth

76. Safety fuse wire used in domestic electrical appliances is made of metal of low
(1) Resistance
(2) Melting point
(3) Specific gravity
(4) Conductance

77. The following particles move with same kinetic energy. Which of them has maximum momentum?
(1) Electron
(2) Proton
(3) Deutron
(4) Alpha Particle

78. A bottle of sodalime is grasped by the neck and swung briskly in a vertical circle, Near which portion of the bottle do the bubbles collect?
(1) Near the bottom
(2) In the middle of the bottom
(3) Near the neck
(4) Bubbles remain distributed uniformly

79. Which one of the following is called the ‘digestive bag’ in the cell?
(1) Golgi body
(2) Mitochondrion
(3) Ribosome
(4) Lysosome

80. Osteocytes are found in
(1) Bone
(2) Blood
(3) Cartilage
(4) Lymph

81. Allosomes are
(1) cell organelles
(2) plant hormones
(3) alleles
(4) sex chromosomes

82. The enzyme that coagulates milk into curd is
(1) Rennin
(2) Pepsin
(3) Resin
(4) Citrate

83. Electrolysis of an aqueous solution of copper sulphate using copper electrodes gives
(1) Copper at cathode and oxygen at anode.
(2) Copper at anode and oxygen at cathode.
(3) Copper at cathode and anodes dissolve to give copper.
(4) Hydrogen at cathode and oxygen at anode.

84. Which of the inert gases can form compounds?
(1) Helium
(2) Xenon
(3) Krypton
(4) Argon

85. Burning pyrites ore gives out
(1) Carbon dioxide gas
(2) Sulphur dioxide gas
(3) Nitrogen dioxide gas
(4) Nitric oxide gas

86. Oxygen has (+) oxidation number only in
(1) OF2
(2) Cl2O
(3) H2O
(4) N2O

87. The first operational electronic digital computer is

(1) ENIAC
(2) EDVAC
(3) EDSAC
(4) UNIVAC

88. DTP stands for
(1) Daily Text Printing
(2) Desk Top Publishing
(3) Desk Top Printing
(4) Daily Text Publishing

89. Which of the following States has the highest number of slums as per the data recently released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation?
(1) Uttar Pradesh
(2) West Bengal
(3)Maharashtra
(4) Andhra Pradesh

90. Gangubai Hangal who died in 2009 was a
(1) famous Bharat Natyam Dancer
(2) doyen of Hindustani Vocal Music
(3) a popular Tamil Actress
(4) famous ‘Theatre’ personality

91. The mass of Jupiter is approximately
(1) one tenth of the solar mass
(2) one thousandth of the solar mass
(3) one hundredth of the solar mass
(4) half the solar mass

92. Who was the Chairman of Thirteenth Finance Commission?
(1) Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar
(2) Dr. C. Rangarajan
(3) Prof. A. M. Khusro
(4) Dr. D. Subbarao

93. A glass bead manufacturing unit and an Iron Age Graveyard were found in 2009 in
(1) Gujarat
(2) Madhya Pradesh
(3) Rajasthan
(4) Tamil Nadu

94. During the visit of U.S. President Barrack Obama to India in early November, 2010, a number of business deals were signed between Indian and the U.S. Companies which amounted to
(1) $8 billion
(2) $10 billion
(3) $12 billion
(4) $15 billion

95. The height of the World’s tallest tower, the ‘Burj Dubai’ (renamed ‘Burj Khalifa’) is
(1) 740 metres
(2) 818 metres
(3) 848 metres
(4) 903 metres

96. The number of Judges in the International Court of Justice is
(1) 11
(2) 15
(3) 18
(4) 7

97. According to a ‘Worldwide Cost of Living Survey’ released in 2009, the most expensive city is
(1) London
(2) Mumbai
(3) Tokyo
(4) New York

98. The names of the Indian athletes/sportpersons who won Gold Medals in the Commonwealth Games held at Delhi in October, 2010 and the fields of games/sports are indicated below. Which of the following is not correctly matched? (1) Geeta Devi - Wrestling
(2) Krishna Poonia - Women’s Discus Throw
(3) Yogeshwar Dutt - Boxing
(4) Anisa Sayyed - Women’s 25m Pistol

99. The country having the largest rail network in the world is
(1) Russia
(2) U.S.A.
(3) China
(4) India

100. Who is the author of the book ‘The Zigzag Way”
(1) Anita Desai
(2) Simran Sodhi
(3) Jahnavi Barua
(4) Lisa Genova

PART-III ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION

Directions (101 – 110): In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error, the answer is (4) i.e. No error.

101. Several guests noticed Mr. Sharma (1)/collapsing in his chair (2)/ and gasping for breath. (3)/ No error (4)

102. This is our second reminder (1)/ and we are much surprised (2)/ at receiving no answer from you. (3)/ No error (4)

103. You should (1)/ be always greatful (2)/ to your mentor. (3)/No error (4)

104. The furnitures (1)/ had become (2)/ old and rusty. (3)/ No error (4)

105. Most people (1)/ are afraid of (2)/ swine flu these days. (3)/ No error (4)

106. I may not be able (1)/ to attend (2)/ to the function. (3)/ No error (4)

107. He is (1)/ residing here (2)/ since 1983. (3)/ No error (4)

108. At his return (1)/ we asked him (2)/ many questions. (3)/ No error (4)

109. The chief guest (1)/ entered into (2)/ the room. (3)/ No error (4)

110. She is (1)/ very angry (2)/ on him. (3)/ No error (4)

Directions (111 – 120): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

111. We shall go for a picnic if the weather _____ good.

(1) is
(2) was
(3) has been
(4) had been

112. Mr. and Mrs. Joshi go for a ____ walk just before dinner.
(1) vibrant
(2) brisk
(3) vivacious
(4) slow

113. _____ weight gain or weight loss is not good for your body.
(1) Explosive
(2) Expressive
(3) Extensive
(4) Excessive

114. John must have the ____ to stick to his diet, if he wants to lose weight.
(1) obstinacy
(2) determination
(3) decision
(4) obligation

115. There was an ____ response for the marathon.
(1) overwhelming
(2) overriding
(3) excessive
(4) extreme

116. Some animals have unique ____ that allow them to survive in extreme weather conditions.
(1) characteristics
(2) problems
(3) feelings
(4) conditions

117. Did the boys turn _____ for football practice?
(1) up
(2) on
(3) back
(4) in

118. The fireman managed to put _____ the fire.
(1) away
(2) down
(3) out
(4) off

119. The pupil was asked to write ____ his name on the front page of the exercise book.
(1) back
(2) in
(3) down
(4) about

120. The teacher found many mistakes in my composition, when she went ______ it.
(1) into
(2) about
(3) for
(4) through

Directions (121 – 125): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (1), (2) and (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case, no improvement is needed your answer is (4).

121. The advancements in medical science has proved to be a boon for all of us.
(1) has proven
(2) had proven
(3) have proved
(4) No improvement

122. Educational facilities in under– developed nations are often limiting.
(1) limited
(2) limitless
(3) delimiting
(4) No improvement

123. Doctors are known for their illegible handwriting.
(1) ineligible
(2) eligible
(3) incorrigible
(4) No improvement

124. He cited a number of reasons for his absence.
(1) sited
(2) recited
(3) sighted
(4) No improvement

125. He received many praises for his latest invention.
(1) great many praises
(2) much praise
(3) too much praises
(4) No improvement

Directions (126 – 135): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

126. Stationary
(1) standing
(2) speedy
(3) moving
(4) fast

127. Fictitious
(1) real
(2) ambitious
(3) unbelievable
(4) imaginary

128. Acquitted
(1) jailed
(2) exonerated
(3) convicted
(4) accused

129. Exhaustive
(1) interesting
(2) short
(3) incomplete
(4) complete

130. Sacrifice
(1) assimilate
(2) abandon
(3) acquire
(4) absorb

131. Thoroughly
(1) superficially
(2) carefully
(3) freely
(4) callously

132. Gradual
(1) unscrupulous
(2) dynamic
(3) rapid
(4) enthusiastic

133. Retain
(1) remember
(2) release
(3) unfurl
(4) engage

134. Enmity
(1) rivalry
(2) amicability
(3) animosity
(4) proximity

135. Diligent
(1) incompetent
(2) lazy
(3) extravagant
(4) frugal

Directions (136 – 145): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

136. Imaginary
(1) fabulous
(2) fictitious
(3) factitious
(4) fallacious

137. Tranquil
(1) tremendous
(2) dynamic
(3) treacherous
(4) peaceful

138. Sordid
(1) sore
(2) unpleasant
(3) splendid
(4) dissatisfied

139. Nefarious
(1) docile
(2) natural
(3) neurotic
(4) wicked

140. Mellow
(1) melodious
(2) dramatic
(3) genial
(4) fruity

141. Boisterous
(1) boyish
(2) huge
(3) sound
(4) noisy

142. Shines
(1) glows
(2) dazzles
(3) blazes
(4) glitters

143. Circuitous
(1) short
(2) roundabout
(3) circular
(4) different

144. Insensitive
(1) repulsive
(2) revolting
(3) cunning
(4) callous

145. Dearth
(1) scarcity
(2) familiarity
(3) closeness
(4) relation

Directions (146 – 155): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom phrase.

146. Yesterday in a collision between a truck and a car he had a close shave.
(1) maintain cleanliness
(2) remove the entire hair
(3) a narrow escape
(4) close relations

147. The piece of parental property has created bad blood between the two brothers.
(1) impure relation
(2) ill-matched temper
(3) active enmity
(4) bad parentage

148. Since you couldn’t accept a timely warning, it’s no use repenting now. Why cry over spilt milk?
(1) cry over irreparable loss
(2) to regret uselessly
(3) cry needlessly
(4) feel guilty of

149. After fifteen years of marriage she did not expect her husband to leave her in the lurch.
(1) listen to her
(2) provoke her
(3) ignore her
(4) desert her

150. Who are we to sit in judgement over their choices?
(1) lecture
(2) criticize
(3) speak
(4) communicate

151. The teacher took me to task for not completing my homework.
(1) gave me additional homework
(2) punished me
(3) took me to the principal
(4) reduced my homework

152. Do not lose your head when faced with a difficult situation.
(1) forget anything
(2) neglect anything
(3) panic
(4) get jealous

153. When I entered the house everything was at sixes and sevens.
(1) a quarrel among six or seven people
(2) to have six or seven visitors at a time.
(3) in disorder or confusion.
(4) an unpleasant argument.

154. He was pulled up by the Director of the Company.
(1) assaulted
(2) dragged
(3) reprimanded
(4) cleared

155. The storm brought about great destruction in the valley.
(1) invited
(2) caused
(3) succeeded
(4) halted

Directions (156 – 160): In the following questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

156. 1. Once there was a king. P. On the next day a group of merchants passed on that way. Q. The people in his kingdom were very lazy. R. The king wanted to teach them a lesson. S. One night he had arranged a big stone in the middle of the road. 6. They didn't move the stone, but passed round it.
(1) SQPR
(2) RPQS
(3) QRSP
(4) QSRP

157. 1. The camel has tough leathery lips P. that will not sink in the sand Q. and a reserve of food supply R. broadened feet S. capable of consuming the coarsest vegetation 6. in its humps.
(1) SRPQ
(2) SRQP
(3) RSQP
(4) RPQS

158. 1. Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infection. P. It often attacks children paralysing them for life. Q. In the 1950's a vaccine against the disease was introduced. R. Hence it is sometimes called infantile paralysis. S. It is caused by a virus. 6. Since then polio has been eliminated to a great extent.
(1) PSRQ
(2) SPQR
(3) SPRQ
(4) PRQS

159. 1. Determination P. in the blood Q. is a potential diagnostic tool R. of ferritin level S. for the evaluation of 6. iron deficiency, anaemia & iron toxicity.
(1) RPQS
(2) PQRS
(3) SRPQ
(4) RPSQ

160. 1. The recent aircraft accident at Patna airport caused a great shock to the airtravellers.
P. Before the aircraft could land, people at the airport saw the plane aflame.
Q. In view of different versions, a High Court judge was appointed to inquire into the nature of the accident.
R. The plane was scheduled to land at Patna at 6.00 p.m.
S. But the officials said that the plane went into flames after landing.
6. The nearest relatives of the deceased passengers were paid a compensation of j 4 lakhs each.
(1) QSRP
(2) RPSQ
(3) RSPQ
(4) PSQR

Directions (161 – 165): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
161.
(1) bisciuit
(2) biscuit
(3) biskit
(4) biscket

162.
(1) interupt
(2) interrept
(3) interrupt
(4) intrrupt

163.
(1) accessibility
(2) acsessibility
(3) accessebility
(4) accessiblity

164.
(1) sugestion
(2) suggestion
(3) suggesstion
(4) suggession

165.
(1) cabage
(2) kabage
(3) cabbage
(4) cabbege

Directions (166 – 170): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group one word is wrongly spelt. Find the wrongly spelt word.

166.
(1) calculate
(2) articulate
(3) vacilate
(4) gesticulate

167.
(1) careful
(2) skilfull
(3) beautiful
(4) unmindful

168.
(1) telepathy
(2) antepathy
(3) sympathy
(4) apathy

169.
(1) earnest
(2) infest
(3) detest
(4) againest

170.
(1) literature
(2) literal
(3) literecy
(4) literary

Directions (171 – 175): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active Voice/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

171. India is evolving a new plan to control her population.
(1) A new plan is evolved by India to control her population
(2) A new plan has been evolved by India to control her population.
(3) A new plan was being evolved to control her population by India.
(4) A new plan is being evolved by India to control her population.

172. We found the lock broken last night.
(1) The lock was found by us breaking last night.
(2) The lock was found by us broken last night.
(3) The lock was broken by us last night.
(4) The broken lock we found last night.

173. They should shoot the traitor dead.
(1) The traitor should be shot at by them.
(2) The traitor should be shot them.
(3) The traitor should be shot dead by them.
(4) The traitor is shot by them.

174. Who inaugurated the fair?
(1) The fair was inaugurated by whom?
(2) The fair is inaugurated by who?
(3) By whom was the fair inaugurated?
(4) By who was the fair inaugurated?

175. Close the doors.
(1) Let the doors are closed.
(2) The doors are to be closed.
(3) Let the doors be closed.
(4) Allow the doors to close.

Directions (176 – 180): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.

176. To be dogmatic in one’s opinions.
(1) plaintive
(2) opinionated
(3) undoubtable
(4) secular

177. Intense and unreasoned fear or dislike.
(1) horror
(2) phobia
(3) fright
(4) scare

178. Excessively enthusiastic unreasonably about something.
(1) spirited
(2) interested
(3) fanatical
(4) despotic

179. An agreement between two countries or groups to stop fighting.
(1) compromise
(2) ceasefire
(3) outpost
(4) protocol

180. Full of criticism and mockery.
(1) discrimination
(2) ridicule
(3) satire
(4) contempt

Directions (181 – 190): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

Passage

India and 25 other countries agreed to the Copenhagen Accord even as other developing countries accepted it as an irreversible decision later. The Accord came out of (181) bargaining lasting almost 20 hours among (182) of governments of some of the most (183) countries of the world. At the (184) of the day on Saturday, India (185) to have given ground on some (186) but blocked intrusion on other red lines. It had become (187) within the first week of the (188) that the best even the four emerging and (189) economies of the developing world were going to do was to defend the (190) economic resource sharing regimes.

181.

(1) difficult
(2) hard
(3) easy
(4) early

182.
(1) rulers
(2) kings
(3) heads
(4) chiefs

183.
(1) influential
(2) corrupted
(3) useless
(4) beautiful

184.
(1) middle
(2) evening
(3) night
(4) end

185.
(1) proved
(2) appeared
(3) viewed
(4) cleared

186.
(1) materials
(2) thoughts
(3) issues
(4) discussions

187.
(1) evident
(2) ambiguous
(3) vague
(4) indecisive

188.
(1) accord
(2) talks
(3) issues
(4) thoughts

189.
(1) economic
(2) political
(3) powerful
(4) praiseworthy

190.
(1) expected
(2) existing
(3) resultant
(4) consequential

Directions (191 – 200): In In the following questions, you have two brief passages with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question

(Q. Nos. 191 to 195)
The Stone Age was a period of history which began in approximately 2 million B.C. and lasted until 3000 B.C. Its name was derived from the stone tools and weapons that modern scientists discovered. This period was divided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages. During the first period (2 million to 8000 B.C.) the first hatchet and the use of fire for heating and cooking were developed. As a result of the Ice Age, which evolved about 1 million years in the Paleolithic Age, people were forced to seek shelter in caves, wear clothing and develop new tools. During the Mesolithic Age (8000 to 6000 B.C.) people made crude pottery and the first fish hooks, took dogs for hunting, and developed a bow and arrow, which was used until the fourteenth century A.D. The Neolithic Age (6000 to 3000 B.C.) saw human kind domesticating sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle, becoming less nomadic than in the previous Ages, establishing permanent settlements and creating governments.

191. The Stone Age was divided into _______ periods.
(1) five
(2) four
(3) three
(4) six

192. What developed first in the Paleolithic period?
(1) The bow and arrow
(2) Pottery
(3) The first hatchet
(4) The fish hook

193. For how many years did Mesolithic Age exist?
(1) 2000
(2) 3000
(3) 4000
(4) 5000

194. Which period lasted longest?
(1) Paleolithic
(2) Ice Age
(3) Mesolithic
(4) Neolithic

195. When did people create governments?
(1) 8000 – 6000 B.C.
(2) 2 million to 8000 B.C.
(3) 6000 to 3000 B.C.
(4) 2 million to 1 million B.C.

Passage – II

(Q. Nos. 196 to 200)
I used to have my meals at a vegetarian restaurant. Here I met Mr. Albert West. We used to meet in this restaurant every evening and go out walking after dinner. Mr. West was a partner in a small printing concern. He read my letter in the press about the outbreak of the plague and, not finding me in the restaurant, felt uneasy. My co-workers and I had reduced our diet since the outbreak, as I had long made it a rule to go on a light diet during epidemics. In these days I had therefore given up my evening dinner. Lunch also I would finish before the other guests arrived. I knew the proprietor of the restaurant very well, and I had informed him that, as I was engaged in nursing the plague patients, I wanted to avoid the contact of friends as much as possible. Not finding me in the restaurant for a day or two, Mr. West knocked at my door early one morning just as I was getting ready to go out for a walk. As I opened the door Mr. West said: ‘I did not find you in the restaurant and was really afraid lest something should have happened to you’.

196. What did the speaker and Mr. Albert West do every evening?
(1) Went walking and met at the restaurant for eating.
(2) After eating, met at the restaurant to go for walking.
(3) Met in the restaurant and went out walking after dinner.
(4) Had dinner and walked in the restaurant.

197. Why did the speaker not come to the restaurant?
(1) He wanted to contact all his friends.
(2) He had decided to diet in order to lose weight.
(3) He did not want to meet Mr. Albert and was avoiding him.
(4) He was taking care of plague patients.

198. Mr. Albert West was
(1) considering to become a partner of the printing press.
(2) a partner in a small printing press.
(3) a partner in a large printing press.
(4) concerned about printing.

199. Why did Mr. Albert West knock at the speaker’s house?
(1) To go out walking with the speaker.
(2) To make him a partner in the printing press.
(3) To avoid contact with friends.
(4) Because he was worried that something had happened to the speaker.

200. Why was Mr. West uneasy?
(1) Because he could not find the speaker in the restaurant.
(2) He was concerned about the printing press.
(3) He had eaten something in the restaurant.
(4) He was avoiding his friends.

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