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PART-I GENERAL INTELLIGENCE 

(1–11): In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three responess.

 

2.
(1) 6 – 36
(2) 8 – 64
(3) 5 – 25
(4) 4 – 16

3.
(1) Wool
(2) Feather
(3) Hair
(4) Grass

4.
(1) 57 – 47
(2) 39 – 29
(3) 19 – 9
(4) 59 – 39

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6.
(1) Foreword
(2) Text
(3) Index
(4) Preface

7.
(1) E D H G
(2) L K O N
(3) U V W X
(4) Q P T S

8.
(1) Giraffe
(2) Horse
(3) Camel
(4) Bullock

9.
(1) Sports – Ground
(2) Cinema – Screen
(3) Drama – Stage
(4) Rubber – Erase

10.
(1) C X D W
(2) G T H S
(3) J Q K P
(4) H R I S

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12. NLO : RPS :: V T W : ?
(1) X V Y
(2) V T R
(3) T R P
(4) V U W

13. BELL : AFKM :: DOOR : ?
(1) CNPQ
(2) ENPS
(3) EPNS
(4) CPNS

14. MAN : BIOGRAPHY :: NATION : ?
(1) PEOPLE
(2) POPULATION
(3) GEOGRAPHY
(4) HISTORY

15.

 

 

16. 11 : 119 :: 15 : ?
(1) 154
(2) 223
(3) 233
(4) 152

17. Crop : Farm :: Ore : ?
(1) Iron
(2) Volcano
(3) Mine
(4) Factory

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19. 21 : 3 :: 574 : ?
(1) 23
(2) 82
(3) 97
(4) 113

20. 2 : 0 :: 3 : ?
(1) 18
(2) 19
(3) 20
(4) 21

21. JLNP : OMKI :: SUWY : ?
(1) MLKJ
(2) PLHD
(3) XVTR
(4) FGHI

Directions (22-28): In each of the following questions, a series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
22. N O A B O P B C P Q C D ????.
(1) QRDE
(2) RTEF
(3) QSDE
(4) QRGI

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24. 6, 10, 18, 34, ? .
(1) 46
(2) 56
(3) 66
(4) 76

25. 13, 40, 122, 369 ? .
(1) 1110
(2) 1111
(3) 1112
(4) 1113

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27. H J M Q ?.
(1) A
(2) W
(3) S
(4) V

28. 436, 382, 337, 238, ? .
(1) 167
(2) 159
(3) 138
(4) 148

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

29. a _ aa bb _ _ ab _ b _.
(1) b a a a a
(2) b a b a b
(3) b a a b a
(4) b b a a a

Directions (30 – 31): Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words?

30.
(1) Grandfather
(2) Great grandfather
(3) Grandson
(4) Son
(5) Father
(1) (3) (4) (5) (1) (2)
(2) (4) (1) (3) (5) (2)
(3) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
(4) (2) (3) (1) (5) (4)

31.
(1) Book
(2) Words
(3) Letters
(4) Sentences
(5) Chapter
(6) Pages
(1) (3) (2) (6) (5) (4) (1)
(2) (3) (2) (5) (4) (6) (1)
(3) (3) (2) (4) (5) (6) (1)
(4) (3) (2) (4) (6) (5) (1)

32. If ‘PENNCIL’ is coded as? @ ,=;7 and ‘PAPER’ is coded as? 9 ? @ 5 how will you code ‘CLIP’?
(1) @ 7 ; ?
(2) @ ? ; ?
(3) = 7 ? ;
(4) = 7 ; ?

Directions: In the following question, from the given alternatives select the word which can be formed using the letters given in the word.

33. OPERATION
(1) CAPTION
(2) ROTATION
(3) OPTION
(4) NATION

34. Of the six members of a panel sitting in a row E is to the left of B, but on the right of A. F is on the right of B but is on the left of G who is to the left of C. Find the members sitting right in the middle.

(1) A E
(2) B F
(3) G C
(4) F G

35. A man walks 7 km towards north before taking left turn and walks further 5 km. Then the takes left turn and walks 15 km. Finally he takes left turn again and walks 5 km. How much distance is he away from the starting point?

(1) 8 km
(2) 12 km
(3) 15 km
(4) 22 km

36. P is the father of T. T is the daughter of M. M is the daughter of K. What is P to K?
(1) Father
(2) Father-in-law
(3) Brother
(4) Son-in-law

37. Seeta starts from a point, walks 2 km towards north, turns towards her right and walks 2 km, turns right again and walks. What is the direction she is facing now?
(1) East
(2) West
(3) South
(4) North

38. If J = 10, JASMINE = 71, then ESTIMATE =?
(1) 71
(2) 82
(3) 92
(4) 91

39. If ‘+’ stands for division, ‘÷’ stands for multiplication, multiplication for addition; which one of the following equations is correct?
(1) 10 ÷ 5 + 4 = 6
(2) 10 – 4 + 2 = 6
(3) 10 + 2 – 5 = 6
(4) 10 + 2 × 1 = 6

40. Which word cannot be formed from the letters of the word “CARDIOGRAM”?
(1) AEROGRAM
(2) RADIO
(3) DIAGRAM
(4) CARGO

41. Raju ranks 10th from the top and Ravi ranks 21st from the bottom. If there are 3 students between them, how many students are there in the class?
(1) 34
(2) 33
(3) 31
(4) 32

Directions (42–43): In each of the following questions one/two statements are given followed by two conclusions and assumptions (I) and (II).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 and assumptions, if any, follow from the given statement.

42.
Statement: He is too industrious to be poor.
Assumptions:
I. Very industrious people also can be poor.
II. Very lazy people can also be rich.

(1) Only I is implicit
(2) Only II is implicit
(3) Both I and II are implicit
(4) Neither I, nor II is implicit

43.
Statements: All hens are cocks. No cock is black.
Conclusions:
I. All cocks are hens.
II. No hen is black.

(1) Only conclusion I is valid
(2) Only conclusion II is valid
(3) Both the conclusions are valid
(4) Both the conclusions are invalid

44. Which number is present only in one geometrical figure? 1 2 4 3 5 6 7

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45. Out of four figures which figure will best represent the relationship amongst the classes:

(1) Sparrow
(2) Birds
(3) Mice
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46. Directions: From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded:

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47. From the following two different appearances of die find out the number which is opposite to ‘5’.

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48. Which of the answer figure is not made up of only by the components of the key figure?

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49. Directions: Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure? Question Figure ?

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50. How many suqares are there in the given figure?

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PART–II GENERAL AWARENESS

51. National Income Estimates in India are prepared by:
(1) National Development Council
(2) National Productivity Council
(3) National Income Committee
(4) Central Statistical Organisation

52. Kilowatt -hour is the unit of:
(1) Energy
(2) Power
(3) Force
(4) Momentum

53. When Hydrogen starts burning in air, it produces?
(1) Ammonia
(2) Water
(3) Methane
(4) Carbonic Acid

54. Which of the following is known as the graveyard of RBC?
(1) Liver
(2) Spleen
(3) Brain
(4) Heart

55. The largest mixed gland of human body is:
(1) Thymus
(2) Liver
(3) Pancreas
(4) Spleen

56. Name the country which has a woman Prime Minister of Indian Origin:
(1) Fiji
(2) Trinidad and Tobago
(3) Sri Lanka
(4) Bangladesh

57. The part of the eye having the larges refractive index is:
(1) cornea
(2) aqueous humor
(3) lens
(4) vitreous humor

58. According to Mahatma Gandhi, which of the following is correct?
(1) Religion is to be separated from politics.
(2) Politics and religion must go hand in hand.
(3) Religion should be completely banned.
(4) Politics must be completely eliminated from socio-economic life.

59. The best Index of Economic Development is provided by:
(1) Growth in Percapita Real Income from year to year.
(2) Growth in National Income at Current Prices.
(3) Growth in savings ratio.
(4) Improvement in the Balance of Payments Position.

60. The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in the Indian Parliament is:
(1) The Leader of Opposition Party
(2) The Speaker of Lok Sabha
(3) The Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha
(4) The Chairman of Rajya Sabha

61. Mercury is a:
(1) solid metal
(2) liquid metal
(3) solid non-metal
(4) liquid non-metal

62. Katrina is the name given to _________
(1) Satellite
(2) Star
(3) Heat wave
(4) Hurricane

63. “Panna” is an important place in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for:
(1) Gold mines
(2) Silver mines
(3) Diamond mines
(4) Iron mines

64. Harappa is situated on the bank of the river:
(1) Ganga
(2) Ravi
(3) Yamuna
(4) Sindhu

65. Mumps is a viral disease that c inflammation of:
(1) Parotid gland
(2) Sublingual gland
(3) Submaxillary gland
(4) Infra-orbital gland

66. Conversion of heat into electrical er is achieved by using:
(1) Ammeter
(2) Hydrometer
(3) Voltmeter
(4) Thermocouple

67. Match the following:

68. In West Bengal, Raniganj is associated with:
(1) Coalfields
(2) Iron ore
(3) Manganese ore
(4) Copper

69. Spirit in contact with body gives cool sensation because it is:
(1) liquid
(2) transparent
(3) highly volatile
(4) a good conductor

70. Name the food crop which gives highest output in India.
(1) Wheat
(2) Jowar
(3) Maize
(4) Rice

71. Ball pen functions on the principle of:
(1) Viscosity
(2) Boyle’s Law
(3) Gravitational force
(4) Surface tension

72. Rheumatic heart disease is treated with the help of:
(1) Aspirin
(2) Streptomycin
(3) Methyl dopa
(4) Penicillin

73. The Zoji-La pass connects:
(1) srinagar and Leh
(2) Arunachal Pradesh and Tibet
(3) Chamba and spiti
(4) Kalimpong and Lhasa

74. Which of the following relieves pain?
(1) Antibiotics
(2) Analgesic
(3) Antipyretic
(4) Disinfectant

75. Taj Mahal is greatly affected due to:
(1) Tourists
(2) Acid rain
(3) Deforestation
(4) Sound pollution

76. Match List -I with List -II and select the correct answer using its codes given below the Lists.

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77. Tobacco smoke is injurious to health because it contains:
(1) Carbon monoxide
(2) Nicotine
(3) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
(4) Melathene

78. Enzymes are:
(1) Micro organisms
(2) Proteins
(3) Inorganic compounds
(4) Moulds

79. The Panchayat Raj system in India was introduced under the direction of which article of the constitution?

(1) 32
(2) 40
(3) 45
(4) 51

80. In which region does rainfall occur throughout the year?
(1) Mediterranean
(2) Equatorial
(3) Tropical
(4) Temperate

81. What should be the gap between first No-Confidence motion and second No-confidence motion?
(1) 2 months
(2) 3 months
(3) 6 months
(4) 9 months

82. The basic purpose of the formulation Din-i-Ilahi was:
(1) universal brotherhood
(2) universal faith
(3) universal harmony
(4) universal belief

83. Which of the following organization 1- declared October 2, as the International day of Non-Violence?
(1) U.N. General Assembly
(2) World Peace Forum
(3) Gandhi Peace Foundation
(4) UNESCO

84. Who expounded “The Theory of Drain”
(1) Tilak
(2) Dadabhai Nauroji
(3) Gokhale
(4) Govinda Ranade

85. The youngest Indian who scaled Mount Everest in May 2010 is:
(1) Vikas Krishan
(2) Shiva Thapa
(3) Arjun Vajpai
(4) None of the above

86. A man cannot see clearly beyond 10 meters. The disease he suffers from:
(1) Far sight
(2) Myopia
(3) Cataract
(4) Hypermetropia

87.Who is the Director of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre?
(1) Vikas Krishan
(2) Arjun Vajpai
(3) Ratan Kumar Sinha
(4) Atul Gawande

88. Which place among the following was the headquarters of-the Portuguese in India?
(1) Cochin
(2) Goa
(3) Calicut
(4) Cannanore

89. The king who is described as the “Indian Napolean” for his expansionist policies is:
(1) Kumaragupta
(2) Chandragupta I
(3) Chandragupta II
(4) Samudragupta

90. Bal, Pal and Lal were the most prominent leaders of the:
(1) Swaraj Party
(2) Militant National Party
(3) Gadar Party
(4) Congress Party

91. Consumer’s sovereignty means:
(1) consumers are free to spend their income as they like.
(2) consumers have the power to manage the economy.
(3) consumer’s expenditures influence the allocation of resources.
(4) consumer goods are free from government control.

92. Which one of the following is not a benefit of saliva?
(1) It facilitates swallowing
(2) It increases RBCs in the body
(3) It keeps the mouth and teeth clean
(4) It aids speech by facilitating movements of lips and tongue

93. On May 17, 2010, India successfully test fired surface to surface ballistic missile (Agni II) from the wheeler island off:
(1) Orissa coast
(2) Gujarat coast
(3) Andhra Pradesh coast
(4) None of the above

94. Who is the Chair person of National Disaster Management Authority of India?
(1) Sh. Kamal Nath
(2) Ms. Mamta Banerjee
(3) Dr. Manmohan Singh
(4) Sh. Digvijay Singh

95. Major Commercial crops in India are:
(1) Cotton, pulses, jute and oil seeds
(2) Cotton, oil seeds, jute and sugarcane
(3) Tea, rubber, tobacco and jute
(4) Potatoes, Tea, Tobacco, and cotton

96. The ports located along the eastern coast of India are:
(1) Kandla and Haldia
(2) Haldia arid Cochin
(3) Paradeep and Kandla
(4) Paradeep and Haldia

97. Which one of the following appointments is not within the purview of the President of India?
(1) Chief Justice of India
(2) Chairman, Finance Commission
(3) Chief of Army Staff
(4) Speaker of Lok Sabha

98. Name the captain of the German Team in world cup 2010 (FIFA) played in South Africa:
(1) Fernando Torres
(2) Thomas Muller
(3) Phillipp Lahm
(4) Xabi Alonso

99. The Governor General of India impeached by the House of Commons in England was:
(1) Waren Hastings
(2) Cornwallis
(3) Wellesley
(4) William Bentinct

100. Name the Chief Justice of India?
(1) Soli Sorabjee
(2) Sarosh Homi Kapadia
(3) K.G. Balkrishnan
(4) Mukul Rohtagi

PART–III ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION

Directions (101 – 110): In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is (4) i.e., No error.

101. None of the diplomats at the conference (1) /was able either to comprehend (2)/ or solve the problem (3)/No error (4)

102. The whole block of flats (1)/ including two shops (2)/ was destroyed in fire. (3)/No error (4)

103. They were having (1)/ a birthday party at home (2)/ next week. (3)/ No error (4)

104. The inaugural function (1)/ is temporarily interrupted (2)/ as the lights suddenly went out. (3)/No error (4)

105. He always practises (1)/ the justice and cares (2)/ for moral principles. (3)/No error (4)

106. His assistants have (1)/ and are still doing (2)/ excellent work for the organisation. (3)/No error (4)

107. Thanks to medical research (1)/ our lives have become (2)/ healthier and long. (3)/No error (4)

108. The first task is provided (1)/ sufficient arable land (2)/ to the dispossessed farmers. (3)/No error (4)

109. Paper should be (1)/ recycle (2)/ if possible. (3)/No error (4)

110. No sooner did he see (1)/ the traffic policeman (2)/ he wore seat belt. (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. Many a man _____ imprisoned without trial in Fascist countries.
(1) are
(2) were
(3) is
(4) have been

112. The plane will take off when the thunderstorm ______.
(1) stops
(2) stopped
(3) would stop
(4) will stop

113. When the doctor _____, the patient was already ______.
(1) arrived; died
(2) arrived; dead
(3) arrive; dead
(4) arriving; dying

114. Age and experience _____ wisdom to man.
(1) bring
(2) have brought
(3) are bringing
(4) brings

115. He drove from Maharashtra _____ Karnataka without stopping to rest.
(1) is
(2) to
(3) into
(4) towards

116. If you litter, you _____ to pay a fine.
(1) will have
(2) would have
(3) will had
(4) would had

117. Most animals which are nocturnal have a sharper ____ at night, than in the morning.
(1) vision
(2) sight
(3) view
(4) eye

118. If I were ____, I wouldn’t accept such treatment,
(1) him
(2) them
(3) he
(4) one

119. I know to ____ you are alluding.
(1) who
(2) which
(3) where
(4) whom

120. Each man and each woman ____ a vote.
(1) have
(2) has
(3) can
(4) must

Directions (121–130): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

121. Fruitless
(1) successful
(2) wasted
(3) useless
(4) insufficient

122. Consensus
(1) accept
(2) opinion
(3) disagreement
(4) permission

123. Genuine
(1) General
(2) Genie
(3) Real
(4) Fake

124. Flexible
(1) rigid
(2) cruel
(3) humble
(4) easy

125. Initiated
(1) complicated
(2) simplified
(3) concluded
(4) commenced

126. Autonomy
(1) slavery
(2) subordination
(3) dependence
(4) submissiveness

127. Fatigued
(1) weakened
(2) energised
(3) tired
(4) activated

128. Reveal
(1) disclose
(2) cover
(3) hide
(4) veil

129. Severe
(1) sharp
(2) mild
(3) important
(4) cut

130. Rapid
(1) happy
(2) fall
(3) slow
(4) abnormal

Directions (131 – 140): In the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given

132. Trauma
(1) accident
(2) art form
(3) type of medicine
(4) emotional shock

133. Rectify
(1) proceed
(2) satisfy
(3) insert
(4) correct

134. Jubilant
(1) brilliant
(2) proud
(3) ecstatic
(4) gloomy

135. Despondent
(1) deserted
(2) dejected
(3) rejected
(4) repentant

136. Liberty
(1) freedom
(2) equality
(3) charity
(4) democracy

137. Fabulous
(1) beautiful
(2) marvellous
(3) interesting
(4) charming

138. Enigmatic
(1) magnetic
(2) automatic
(3) speeding
(4) puzzling

139. Desperation
(1) depression
(2) jubilation
(3) fascination
(4) hopelessness

140. Aversion
(1) aggression
(2) assertion
(3) dislike
(4) impudence

Directions (141 – 150): In the following questions groups of four words are given. In each group one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

141.
(1) receive
(2) recieve
(3) receeve
(4) resieve

142.
(1) repitition
(2) repetition
(3) repitetion
(4) repetetion

143.
(1) judicious
(2) juditious
(3) judiceous
(4) judecious

144.
(1) mischeivous
(2) miscariage
(3) misdemeanour
(4) misnomar

145.
(1) casset
(2) cassette
(3) casete
(4) cassat

146.
(1) diferentiate
(2) deferentiate
(3) differentiate
(4) differensiate

147.
(1) Embarass
(2) Embarras
(3) Embaras
(4) Embarrass

148.
(1) business
(2) dissappear
(3) pleashure
(4) indigetion

149.
(1) Haroscope
(2) Harosecope
(3) Horoscope
(4) Haroescope

150.
(1) Strom
(2) Galle
(3) Tempest
(4) Huricane

Directions (151–155): In the following question, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

151. Careful and thorough enquiry

(1) investigation
(2) interview
(3) examination
(4) exploration

152. The violent storm made it difficult for them to reach the shore
(1) weather
(2) rains
(3) breeze
(4) tempest

153. A person who dishonestly pretends to be somebody else
(1) imperialist
(2) impressionist
(3) implorer
(4) impostor

154. A situation that stops an activity from progressing
(1) bypass
(2) breach
(3) bottleneck
(4) block head

155. A body of persons appointed to hear evidence and give their verdict in trials
(1) association
(2) council
(3) bar
(4) jury

Directions (156 – 165): In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

156. Even though the new clerk was given a difficult task, he remained cool as a cucumber.
(1) not nervous or emotional
(2) caught cold
(3) was happy
(4) was scared

157. The car broke down just as it reached the edge of a cliff. It was indeed a close shave.
(1) to share one’s brand
(2) very risky
(3) narrow escape from danger
(4) to be happy

158. When she realized that she had bought a fake product, she knew that her money had gone down the drain.
(1) was lost forever
(2) dropped in the drain
(3) got washed away
(4) her money was safe

159. George Bernard Shaw was blessed with the gift of the gab.
(1) enormous wealth
(2) ability to work hard
(3) ability to speak impressively
(4) luck on one’s side

160. You have been caught cheating - now you must face the music.
(1) face the unpleasant consequences
(2) stand upto unpleasant consequences
(3) be debarred
(4) be insulted publicly

161. His position in the company was on the brink of disaster.
(1) at the top of
(2) at the point of
(3) on the side of
(4) on the back of

162. The parents are in high spirits as their son has got a decent job.
(1) in good position
(2) drunk
(3) cheerful
(4) shocked

163. The police caught the thief red handed.
(1) in a red uniform
(2) with blood in hands
(3) At the time of committing the crime
(4) after reading the rules

164. I was so disappointed when my close friend left me in the lurch.
(1) went away without waiting for me
(2) helped me in difficult times
(3) abandoned me when I needed help
(4) stopped helping me in emergency

165. Some people do not grease anybody’s palm on any account.
(1) bribe
(2) flatter
(3) cheat
(4) fight

Directions (166 – 170): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold 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’.

166. The problems of traffic crowding will not disappear soon.
(1) congestion
(2) concentration
(3) intensification
(4) No improvement

167. Like for example, a post office can have a customer care centre.
(1) For example
(2) Like example
(3) For an example
(4) No improvement

168. His brother never has and never will be dependable.
(1) never had
(2) never has been
(3) was never being
(4) No improvement

169. It is important not to worry.
(1) to don’t worry
(2) to not worry
(3) don’t worry
(4) No improvement

170. The work you have submitted is not to the mark.
(1) as the
(2) from the
(3) upto the
(4) No improvement Directions

(171-175): In the following questions, the first and the last parts of a passage/sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage/sentence 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/passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

171.
1. The only choice
P. universities will be to
Q. tuition fees to meet
R. left before the Indian
S. substantially raise the 6. the rising expenditure
(1) RPSQ
(2) PQSR
(3) SQRP
(4) QPSR

172.
1. The salmon fish pushed themselves
P. to return to their spawning grounds
Q. and fertilized them
R. but once they laid their eggs
S. to their limits 6. they died
(1) SQPR
(2) RSQP
(3) SPRQ
(4) RPSQ

173.
1. One of my friends Krishnan went to live in a village.
P. But it was a very slow animal.
Q. So Krishnan bought a donkey for 200 rupees.
R. One day his new neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.
S. Every family there had a donkey to carry things for them.
6. It did not like to work.
(1) SQPR
(2) RSQP
(3) QPRS
(4) PRSQ

174.
1. The next morning I found myself somewhat refreshed but very hungry.
P. I asked him to let me help unload the vessel.
Q. I noticed I was near a large ship.
R. I went at once to the captain.
S. It was unloading a cargo of pig iron.
6. I wanted to earn money for food.
(1) PQRS
(2) QSRP
(3) PRSQ
(4) SRPQ

175.
1. He could not rise.
P. All at once, in the distance, he heard an elephant trumpet.
Q. He tried again with all his might but to no use.
R. The next moment he was on his feet.
S. He stepped into the river.
6. It was colder than usual.
(1) PQSR
(2) PRQS
(3) QPRS
(4) QPSR

Directions (176 – 180): 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.

176. This unexpected news surprised me a great deal.
(1) I was surprised a great deal by this unexpected news
(2) I am surprised a great deal by this unexpected news
(3) I have been surprised a great deal by this unexpected news
(4) I had been surprised a great deal by this unexpected news

177. A lion does not eat grass, however hungry he may be.
(1) Grass is not eaten by a lion, however hungry he may be.
(2) Grass is not being eaten by a lion, however, hungry he may be.
(3) Grass is eaten not by a lion, however hungry he may be.
(4) Grass is being not eaten by a lion, however, hungry he may be.

178. She is reading the book everyday.
(1) The book is being read by her everyday.
(2) The book is read by her everyday.
(3) The book was read by her everyday.
(4) The book was being read by her everyday.

179. Someone saw him picking up a gun.
(1) He was seen pick up a gun by someone.
(2) He was seen picking up a gun by someone
(3) He was seen by someone when he was picking up a gun
(4) He was seen by someone pick a gun

180. The students are decorating the stage for the annual day celebrations.
(1) The stage had been decorated by the students for the annual day celebrations.
(2) The stage is being decorated by the students for the annual day celebrations.
(3) The stage was decorated by the students for the annual day celebrations.
(4) The stage has been decorated by the students for the annual day celebrations.

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.

There is nothing which a man of strong will cannot achieve. Will-power is the sure hypnotism that (181) all obstacles that (182) our progress. A man of strong will is always (183), while one who is weak in will has to (184) many failures. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained (185) be an excellent rule of conduct, but no strong will, no (186) is the greatest (187) of life. All difficulties melt away before a (188) mind. Very often we attribute our (189) to chance, fate or stars. We blame our luck, but (190) do we examine our minds, the weakness of which is really responsible for our failures.

181.
(1) overcomes
(2) prevents
(3) skips
(4) avoids

182.
(1) advance
(2) hinder
(3) accelerate
(4) help

183.
(1) eventful
(2) fearful
(3) successful
(4) powerful

184.
(1) avoid
(2) omit
(3) overcome
(4) face

185.
(1) could
(2) would
(3) may
(4) should

186.
(1) profit
(2) success
(3) loss
(4) result

187.
(1) principal
(2) aim
(3) principle
(4) goal

188.
(1) weak
(2) heroic
(3) chief
(4) disturbed

189.
(1) advancement
(2) progress
(3) strength
(4) failures

190.
(1) rarely
(2) frequently
(3) suddenly
(4) quickly

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

PASSAGE - I
Two hundred years after Malthus predicted that population growth would overtake food production by a margin of 256 to 9, the simple fact is that food production had always been ahead of the population growth. Malthus’ doomsday prediction simply did not come true due to two major reasons: first, population did not grow geometrically and birth rates in all Western countries fell during the 20th Century, resulting in very slow population growth. Over the past quarter century, birth rates have been falling in the developing countries too. Second, modern agricultural practices and better irrigation have resulted in tremendous growth in food production in almost all parts of the globe, with the notable exception of sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, at the global level, the Malthusian doomsday never befell on us.

India’s population grew by about two and a half times in the past 45 years -from 361 million in 1951 to an estimated 916 million in 1995. But during the same period, India’s foodgrain production grew by nearly four times -from 51 million tonnes in 1951 to 191 million tonnes in 1995. As a result, the per capita food grain availability in India has gone up considerably since the independence. That is, the Malthusian prediction has not come true even in India.

191. In the developing countries, the birth rate is
(1) increasing
(2) doubling
(3) falling
(4) static

192. India’s food production from 1951 to 1995 grew nearly
(1) five times
(2) four times
(3) three times
(4) two times

193. The food production had always been _____ of population growth.
(1) slow
(2) ahead
(3) adequate
(4) stagnant

194. Malthus doomsday prediction did not come true due to two major reasons. They are
(1) rapid growth in population and Industrial development
(2) very slow growth in population and modern agricultural practices and better irrigation
(3) increase in percapita income and economic progress
(4) better facilities in Health and Hygiene

195. In the past forty five years, India’s population has grown about
(1) three and a half times
(2) one and a half times
(3) five times
(4) two and a half times

PASSAGE-II
The world’s oil reserves are expected to run out by the middle of the next century unless oil consumption is reduced, according to a leading petroleum geologist from the U.S. Dr. Craig Bond Hatfield, who is at the University of Toledo, Ohio, says the 1,000 billion barrels of known global oil reserves are expected to run out by 2036 unless the current 69-million barrels-per-day consumption of oil is brought down. Reserves may last for an extra 21 years if estimates of an additional 550 billion barrels of oil yet to be discovered are taken into account. But “a permanent decline in global oil production is virtually certain to begin within 20 years.” Hatfield believes. “Serious planning is needed to deal with the economic consequences.” Hatfield’s comments, which appear in an article in the latest issue of the weekly science journal Nature are likely to provoke controversy. The oil industry, while acknowledging that oil reserves are finite, says Hatfield’s comments are too alarmist. Mr. Julian Chisholm, a spokesman for the World Energy Council in London, a consortium of the world’s leading energy suppliers, says the oil industry is bullish. “The general view of the industry and of energy experts is that there is plenty of oil, and real concern about the level of reserves, at least until 2050 is not beyond.

196. Unless consumption is reduced, the oil reserve will run out by the middle of
(1) 20th century
(2) 21st century
(3) 23rd century
(4) 24th century

197. Hatfield’s comment on oil reserve is
(1) not to be taken seriously
(2) to be taken seriously
(3) to be made public in oil using countries
(4) to be circulated in all oil producing countries

198. To deal with economic consequences
(1) there should be a cut in the use of oil
(2) serious planning is needed
(3) oil exploration should be geared up
(4) manufacture of vehicles should be controlled

199. According to industry and energy experts, there is
(1) short supply of oil
(2) adequate supply of oil
(3) plenty of oil
(4) increase in oil use

200. The current consumption of oil is ____ million barrels.
(1) forty nine
(2) fifty nine
(3) sixty nine
(4) seventy nine

Answer Key
1.(4)  2.(3)  3.(4)  4.(4)  5.(3)  6.(3)  7.(3)  8.(1)  9.(4)  10.(4)  11.(1)  12.(1)  13.(4)  14.(4) 15.(4) 16.(2) 17.(3) 18.(2) 19.(2) 20.(2) 21.(3) 22.(1) 23.(1) 24.(3) 25.(2) 26.(3) 27.(4) 28.(4) 29.(3) 30.(1) 31.(4) 32.(4) 33.(3) 34.(2) 35.(1) 36.(4) 37.(3) 38.(3) 39.(4) 40.(1) 41.(1) 42.(4) 43.(2) 44.(4) 45.(2) 46.(1) 47.(4) 48.(3) 49.(1) 50.(4) 51.(4) 52.(1) 53.(2) 54.(2) 55.(3) 56.(2) 57.(3) 58.(2) 59.(1) 60.(1) 61.(2) 62.(4) 63.(3) 64.(2) 65.(1) 66.(4) 67.(4) 68.(1) 69.(3) 70.(4) 71.(4) 72.(1) 73.(1) 74.(2) 75.(2) 76.(1) 77.(2) 78.(2) 79.(2) 80.(2) 81.(3) 82.(1) 83.(1) 84.(2) 85.(3) 86.(2) 87.(3) 88.(2) 89.(4) 90.(4) 91.(1) 92.(2) 93.(1) 94.(3) 95.(2) 96.(4)97.(4) 98.(3) 99.(1) 100.(2) 101.(2) 102.(3) 103.(1) 104.(2) 105.(2) 106.(1) 107.(3) 108.(1) 109.(2) 110.(1) 111.(3) 112.(1) 113.(2) 114.(4) 115.(2) 116.(1) 117.(4) 118.(3) 119.(4) 120.(2) 121.(1) 122.(3) 123.(4) 124.(1) 125.(3) 126.(3) 127.(2) 128.(3) 129.(2) 130.(3) 131.(4) 132.(4) 133.(4) 134.(3) 135.(2) 136.(1) 137.(2) 138.(4) 139.(4) 140.(3) 141.(1) 142.(2) 143.(1) 144.(3) 145.(2) 146.(3) 147.(4) 148.(1) 149.(3) 150.(3) 151.(1) 152.(4) 153.(4) 154.(3) 155.(4) 156.(1) 157.(3) 158.(1) 159.(3) 160.(1) 161.(1) 162.(3) 163.(3) 164.(3) 165.(1) 166.(1) 167.(1) 168.(2) 169.(4) 170.(3) 171.(1) 172.(1) 173.(2) 174.(2) 175.(3) 176.(1) 177.(1) 178.(1) 179.(3) 180.(2) 181.(1) 182.(2) 183.(3) 184.(4) 185.(3) 186.(2) 187.(3) 188.(2) 189.(4) 190.(1) 191.(3) 192.(2) 193.(2) 194.(2) 195.(4) 196.(2) 197.(1) 198.(2) 199.(3) 200.(3)

 

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