SOLVED PAPER    2013        

Directions(1-10): 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 error, blacken the oval corresponding to (d) in Answer Sheet.

1. He know (a)/ that you muscles (b)/ are not same as his. (c)/ No error(d)

2. Well shall wait (a)/  till you (b)/ will finish your lunch. (c)/ No error (d)

3.  I and  him (a)/ are very good friends. (c)/No error (d)

4. One should (a)/ look after (b)/ their parents. (c)/ No error (d)

5. She placed (a)/ the offering  (b)/ to God in the altar. (c)/ No error (d)

6.  Teachers were instructed  (a)/ To follow an uniform method (b)/ of evaluation. (c)/ No error(d)

7.  The newspapers they admit that (a)/ advertising sometimes (b)/ influences their editorial policy.(c)/ No error (d)

8.  No sooner did I finish (a)/ my speech, I was subjected (b)/ to a barrage of questions.(c)/ No error (d)

9.  I saw him (a)/ coming out of the hotel (b)/ on 10 o’clock. (c)/ No error

10.  One of my friend (a)/ is returning (b)/ to India from the U.S.A (c)/ No error (d)

Directions(10-20): 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 out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

11. Take this medicine regularly and you will get rid  …………this disease.

(a) of            (b) over

(c) at            (d) from

12. She tries to adjust…………. her relations.

(a) so           (b) with

(c) out         (d) at

13.  The new government took ………last year.

(a) over        (b) upon

(c) out         (d) after

14.  Mohan’s career has taken some……….. twists and turns.

(a) interactive            (b) intuitive

(c) incentive                (d) interesting

15.  When she retired, she handed………. the charge to the vice- president.

(a) across                     (b) off

(c) over                                (d) out

16. Statistics…………. always my worst subject.

(a) is                                     (b) have

(c) are                                    (d) were

17.  The bus…… fifty passengers fell………… the river.

(a) over,on                  (b) of , at

(c) with, into                  (c)  were

18.  It is raining…… Do not go out.

(a) soundly                       (b)  strongly

(c) heavily                       (d) fast

19. She was remarkably…….. in singing and dancing.

(a) fluctuationg                  (b) cooperative

(c)  accomplished              (d) conducive

20.  Sheila gained an advantage………. me.

(a) on                        (b) over

(c) upon                   (d) from

Directions(21-23): Out of the alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given of the given word and mark it the Answer Sheet.


(a) Opposition       (b)  Obstacle

(c) Suspicion                (d) Throw


(a) To disapprove   (b) To differ

(c) To hinder          (d) To neglect


(a) Premeditated            (b) Barder’s

(c) Thorny               (d) Uncivilized

Directions(24-26):  Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark in the Answer Sheet.


(a) Inept          (b) Carefree

(c) Distorted     (d) Disorganized


(a) Fearless         (b)  Criminal

(c) Adamant     (c) Humane


(a) Malevolent      (b) Brilliant

(c) Solvent             (d) Diligent

Directions(27-29):  Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underline in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

27. The man  changed colours   when I questioned him on the allocation of funds.

(a) turned happy     (b) got motivated

(b) turned          (d) got numbed

28.  We cannot depend on him for this assignment as it needs careful handling and he is like a bull in a China shop.

(a) a tactful person      (b) a no-nonsense person

(c) a felicitous person      (d) a clumsy person

29.  The mother always insists on keeping the house  spick and span.

(a)  safe            (b) tidy

(c) open          (d) locked

Directions(30-34): A sentence/part of the sentence is underline. Below are given alternative to the underline part at (a), (b), and(c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

30.  On receiving his appointment letter, Ravi treated us with a sumptuous meal.

(a) treated us for           (b) treated us by

(c) treated us to            (d) No improvement

31. She is scrutinising hard for the final examination.

(a) recapitulating           (b) revising

(c) recollecting             (d) No improvement

33.  Since she is directing the play for quite some time, she knows the actors really well.

(a) Since she has been directing

(b) since she was directing

(c) since she has directed

(d) No improvement

34. This is the late  edition of the Shakespearean play which was ori