Directions : Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by four options. Select the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word and mark your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.
1. He is always anxious.
2. The poems of Kabir are ecstatic in nature.
3. Ravi loves seclusion. Therefore, he lives in the mountains.
4. Hitler was a despot.
5. The imagery used in the poem is vivid.
6. A human being is always vulnerable to other human beings.
7. His language is political and vitriolic
8. The Managing Director of the company declared that he is broke and there is a need to seek support from the government.
(c) making profit,
(d) having liabilities
9. He loves doing nasty things.
10. He could not muster courage to speak the truth before his friend. (d)
11. His conversations are always absurd.
12. The politician was a dissident.
13. He wrote an incisive article on corruption in politics.
14. Rakesh is an eccentric prodigal.
15. Friendship is always reciprocal.
16. The debate was highly stimulating.
(c) boring ·
17. Malaria is a widespread disease.
(d ) rare
18. The bill received a vehement resistance from
the opposition party in the Parliament.
19. He has been obstinate since his childhood.
2. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most prominent leaders of his times.
Directions :Each item in: this section has a sentence with three underlined parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined part and indicate your response in the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). !(you find no error, your response should be indicated as (d).
Idioms and Phrases
Directions: Given below are some idioms/phrases followed by four alternative meanings to each. Choose the response (a), (b), (c) or (d) which is the most appropriate expression.
31. Be over the hill
(a) To be on a mountain-top
(b) To travel in the jungle
(c) To be too old to do things
(d) To do something in the most complete way
32. Bite your tongue
(a) To stop yourself from saying something because it would be better not to
(b) To bite off your tongue while eating
(c) To feel sorry
(d) To ask someone something that you want
33. Turn a blind eye
(a) To run away
(b) To begin to behave in a more positive manner
(c) To change a situation
(d) To choose to ignore behaviour that you know is wrong
34. Yellow journalism
(a) Paid storytelling
(b) Government reports published on yellow coloured papers
(c) Writings in. newspapers that try to influence people’s opinion by using strong language and false information
(d) Journalism · which agrees completely with the policies of the governments and capitalists
35. To be in seventh heaven
(a) To fly in the air
(b) To be extremely happy
(c) To be completely alone
(d) To visit a place which is in the list of the seven wonders of the world
Ordering of words in a sentence
Directions : Each of the following items in this section consists of a sentence, the parts of which have been jumbled. These parts have been labelled P, Q, R and S. Given below each sentence are four sequences namely (a), (b), (c) and (d). You are required to re-arrange the jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response accordingly.
(a) R Q S P
(b) S P Q R
(c) S P R Q
(d) P R S Q
(a) R Q P S
(b) SQ PR
(c) Q P SR
(d) R P SQ
(a) R Q S P
(b) Q S R. P
(c) Q R S P
(d) P R S Q
(a) R S P Q
(b) Q S P R
(c) Q R P S
(d) P S Q R
(a) R S Q P
(b) P Q S R
(c) Q R P S
(d) S P Q R
Directions : In this section you have a short passage. After the passage, you will find some items based on the passage. First read the passage and then answer the items based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.
Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief u s,e for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment, and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one; but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs, come best from those that are learned. To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar. They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience: for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning, by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them and wise men use them; for they teach not t heir own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
41. According to the author, why should one study?
(a) To gather information about the world
(b) To pass the time in a creative way
(c) For pleasure, enhanced capability and holistic growth
(d ) To become only worldly wise
42. Why does the author not recommend too much of studies?
(a) Because it reflects idleness
(b ) Because it requires too much money
(c) Because it is dangerous for the health of the mind
(d ) Because it makes men crafty
43. According to the author, how can the studies be perfected ?
(a) By reflection
(b) By application
(c) By conversation
(d) By experience
44. Which kind of human beings denounce studies ?
(d ) Wise
45. According to the author, one should read to
(a) only argue
(b) only believe
(c) evaluate and understand
(d) preach and believe
Fill in the blank
Directions : Each of the following sentences in this section has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select the word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
46. The Election Commission on Saturday _ _ _ _ _ that the Assembly elections in five States will be held from November 12 to December 7.
47. The victim s were fruit vendors and they were going in an auto when they _ _ _ _ an accident on the way.
(a) met with
(b) ran into
48. Scores of villagers are _ _ _ _ a sit-in protest against the construction of a new underpass.
49. It is common for patients to stop _ _ __ medicine as soon as they start feeling better.
50. A four-year-old girl got a new lease of life after doctors at a hospital a _ _ __ cancerous tumour from one of her kidneys.