Directions(1-10): Some parts of the sentence 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 the Answer Sheet.

1. Across the world(a)/ discussions on curing cancer are any longer (b)/ just wishful thinking. (c)/ No error (d)

2. I and he (a)/ have prepared (b)/ the lesson thoroughly. (c)/ No error (d)

3. The vacancy was filled (a)/ by a young scholar (b)/ who had an extensible knowledge of ancient art. (c)/ No error (d)

4.  This novel (a)/ of Sheldon is more interesting (b)/ than any other novel.(c)/ No error (d)

5.  An eminent surgeon (a)/ is visiting the hospital (b)/ to attend a surgeon`s conference. (c)/ No error (d)

6.  Most countries in the world (a)/ is for (b)/ peace. (c) No error (d)

7.  Our office buys (a)/ five kilograms of paper (b)/ every month. (c)/ No error (d)

8.  Many a man (a)/ have realized (b)/ that real happiness lies in making sacrifices. (c)/ No error (d)

9. One of the most important factor (a)/ that contribute to the success of a person (b)/ is his sincerity. (c)/ No error (d)

10.   A technical view of new gadgets(a)/ sometimes differ (b)/from an economic perspective.(c)/ No error (d)

Directions(11-20):  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.  What would you have done if you………. the train?

(a) have missed                       (b) had missed

(c) missed                                 (d) missing

12.  I stayed in Mumbai ……………eight years.

13.   If I………….. her address, I would have called on her.

14.  Balu ………in several other states when he decided to work in Kolkata.

15.  The degree will be awarded during the annual………

(a) conference         (b) convention

(c) convolution        (d) convocation

16.   She slipped and……… her ankle.

(a) broken             (b) sprained

(c) massaged        (d)  hurted

17.  Mussoorie, the queen of hills in India, offers many……

(a) enterainments        (b) sights

(c) attractions                (d) tourists

18.  They boys…… whom I was playing are all my good friends.

(a) with                 (b) to

(c) of                       (d) by

19.  Parveen and Neelima could not enroll in the college……… they had already managed to get a passing score in the official exam.

(a) therefore           (b) even though

(c) hence                 (d) moreover

20. The gypsies do not live…….. at a particular place.

(a) broadly                (b) willingly

(c) permanently      (d) voluntarily

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

21. DEMISE

(a) death                         (b) Misfortune

(c) Accident                   (d) Dismissal

22.  ADVERSITY

(a) Opponent                 (b) Misfortune

(c) Adversary                  (d) Hostility

23. MUNDANE

(a) Musical                (b) Ordinary

(c) Mortal                 (d) Mandatory

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

24. LIBERATION

(a) Movement              (b) Bondage

(c) Service                   (d) Mandatory

25.  CRUEL

(a) Rich                       (b) Wicked

(c) Vocalist                  (d) Kind

26. PESSIMIST

(a) Theist                  (b) Optimist

(c)  Vocalist              (d)   Believer

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

27.  In the last few years, India has advanced by leaps and  bounds in industrial sector.

(a) very pathetically         (b) very slowly

(c) very rapidly                (d) very competently

28.  The whole problem has been  swept under the carpet, but that is not solution.

(a) kept hidden             (b) ignored

(c) solved                       (d) detected

29.  The strawberry dessert you mad was out of this word.

(a) extraordinary         (b) ordinary

(c) bitter                         (d) tasteless

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

30. The difficulty level of this problem is extremely great.

(a) perplexity           (b) hindrance

(c) intricacy              (d) No improvement

31.  The coocking soup on the stove got burnt.

(a) The soup coocking on the stove got burnt.

(b) The soup which has been coocking on the stove gets burnt.

(c) The soup which have been coocking on the stove gets burnt.

(d) No improvement

32. Diamonds eternal.

(a) enduring                   (b) forever

(c) improvement           (d) No improvement

33. I have studied such characters at close hand. 

(a) close to hand           (b) at close quarters

(c) close off hand          (d) No improvement

34. I must quit the job now if  I prefer a better one.

(a) It`s time I quit the job if I prefer a better one

(b) It`s time I quit the better job if I prefer

(c) It`s time the job quits me before I get  the better job

(d) No improvement

Directions(35-36):  Out of the four alternatives  Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.

35.   Inability to sleep

(a) Insomnia               (b) slumber

(c) Lassitude              (d) Almighty

36.  One who knows everything

(a) Omnipresent         (b) Omnipotent

(c) Carnivorous          (d) Almighty

37.  Animals that eat flesh

(a) Herbivorous       (b) Omnivorous

(c) Carnivorous          (d) Aquatic

38.  A handwriting which is difficult or impossible to read

(a) Illegitimate         (b) Illicit

(c) Illegible              (d) Illusive

39.   Talking disrespectfully of sacred things

(a) Heresy            (b) Atheism

(b) Blasphemy    (d) Apostasy

Directions(40-45): There are four different words out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

40.  Earring        (b) Gourrmet

(c) Torrent            (d) Carrying

41.  (a) Rationaly       (b) Rationing

(c) Rational       (d) Rationale

42.  (a) Asessment      Harassment

(c) Nourishment        (d) Punishment

43. (a) Horrefic           (b) Horror

(c) Horrid             (d) Horrible

44.  (a) Successful       (b) Succession

(c) Succesor        (d ) Succed

45.  (a) Unnerve   (b) Unnerving

(c) Unnecessary   (d) Unnecesserily

Directions(46-50): You have a passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

                    PASSAGE

The Met office has revised its prediction following  decent rain on Monday Morning, saying the cloud  cover and light to moderate rain are likely to continue for at least the next 48 hours.

The weatherman had earlier predicted that the rain would dry up in the city and its adjoining areas for a couple of days from the start of the week.

The showers dragged down the days maximum temperature four notches below normal to 28.3 degrees Celsius, from sunday`s 33.

” We were expecting the rain the city had been receving for the past couple of days to stop from Monday as there was no cyclonic circulation and the monsoon trough was moving awayfrom the city. but the trough got stronger, resulting in the rain,” said an offical of the Alipore weather office.

The trough is passing through Daltanganj in Jharkhand, Bhagalpur in Bihar and central part of Bengal.

” The monsoon trough now is not very close to calcutta but it has gained in strength, resulting in Mondey morning`s  shower in the city,” the offical said.

46.  Why did the Met office revise its prediction?

(a) As the clouds gained in strength

(b) There was decent rain on Monday

(c) There was no cyclonic circulation

(d) The clouds passed away

47.  The rains would continue for the

(a) next two days at least

(b) next four days

(c) next eight hours

(d) next month

48.  The monsoon trough is passing through

(a) North Bengal

(b) Jharkhand

(c) The southern part of Bengal

(d) Alipore

49.  What is the role of the Met office?

(a) To warn the city of an accident

(b) To bring rain to the city

(c) To stop rain

(d) To predict rain

50.  Rain falls in the city when the monsoon trough gets

(a) weaker               (b) stronger

(c) moderate           (d) lighter