SSC CGL 2018 Mains English Paper 11 Sep 2019

Q.1 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

Listen, you need to prioritize. You can’t have your ______!

  1. paint the town red
  2. heebie-jeebies
  3. Achilles’heel
  4. finger in every pie

ANSWER: 4. finger in every pie

Q.2 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

Why should always we have to wait for her to join us?

  1. always we
  2. for her to join her
  3. have to wait
  4. Why should

ANSWER: 1. always we

Q.3 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active/passive) form of the given sentence.

People are reading the articles on using plastic waste innovatively with interest.

Ans 1. People have been reading the articles on using plastic waste innovatively with interest.

  1. The articles on the innovative use of plastic waste are read with interest.
  2. People were reading the articles on using plastic waste innovatively with interest.
  3. The articles on using plastic waste innovatively are being read with interest.

ANSWER: 4. The articles on using plastic waste innovatively are being read with interest.

Q.4 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active/passive) form of the given sentence.

Do you think that the government will accept our demands?

  1. Do you think that our demands have been accepted by the government?
  2. Do you think we will accept the government demands?
  3. Do you think that our demands will be accepted by the government?
  4. Do you think that the government is going to accept our demands?

ANSWER: 3. Do you think that our demands will be accepted by the government?

Q.5 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

Her mother said, “We must have a party to celebrate your promotion.”

  1. Her mother said that they must have a party to celebrate her promotion.
  2. Her mother told that they would be having a party to celebrate her promotion.
  3. Her mother said she had been planning a party for celebrating her promotion.
  4. Her mother says that they should plan a party to celebrate her promotion.

ANSWER: 1. Her mother said that they must have a party to celebrate her promotion.

Q.6 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I am really bored of this movie! When was it end?

  1. it end?
  2. When was
  3. I am really bored
  4. of this movie

ANSWER: 2. When was

Q.7 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

Rita said, “I’m not feeling well.”

  1. Rita said she is not feeling well.
  2. Rita said that she was not feeling well.
  3. Rita said she will not be feeling well.
  4. Rita says that I’m not feeling well.

ANSWER: 2. Rita said that she was not feeling well.

Q.8 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A. The most helpful thing you can do is to hold someone’s hand when they most need it.

B Also, jotting down notes for your seniors on ward rounds is probably not the most important thing.

C My first year as a doctor in the U.K. is over and this is what I have learnt.

D No matter what anyone tells you, writing that urgent discharge summary is not the most important thing you will do today.

  1. ABDC
  2. DBAC
  3. CDBA
  4. CBAD

ANSWER: 3. CDBA

Q.9  Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

It has been two years that I have see Meena.

  1. No improvement
  2. since I didn’t saw
  3. since I have seen
  4. that I saw

ANSWER: 3. since I have seen

Q.10 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

The salesman said to me, “All the gift items are new. We received this consignment yesterday.”

  1. The salesman told me that all the gift items are new. He further said we received this consignment yesterday.
  2. The salesman informed me that all the gift items were new. He further said they had received that consignment the day before.
  3. The salesman said to me that all the gift items are new. We received that consignment yesterday.
  4. The salesman informed to me about all the gift items that they were new. They received that consignment the day before.

ANSWER: 2. The salesman informed me that all the gift items were new. He further said they had received that consignment the day before.

Q.11 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Next, step by step from the shallow waters you are gradually guided to dive in safe areas.

B This ‘dry’ lesson is followed by wearing the gear and then entering shallow waters to practice basic scuba diving skills.

C The Discover Scuba Diving tour starts with a 30 minute lesson on teaching basic skills outside water.

D Finally, what is most reassuring about the whole tour is that your instructor is always by your side to monitor you ill the end of the session.

  1. CABD
  2. ABCD
  3. ABDC
  4. CBAD

ANSWER: 4. CBAD

Q.12 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

It takes me one hour to get to work in the morning in week day.

  1. in week day
  2. takes me
  3. to get to work
  4. in the morning

ANSWER: 1. in week day

Q.13 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I had a hard time paying the driver as I had only hundreds rupee note.

  1. only hundreds rupee note
  2. as I had
  3. paying the driver
  4. I had a hard time

ANSWER: 1. only hundreds rupee note

Q.14 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

My guests doesn’t wanted to eat anything since they weren’t hungry after the party.

  1. didn’t wanted to eat
  2. don’t wants to eat
  3. no improvement
  4. didn’t want to eat

ANSWER: 4. didn’t want to eat

Q.15 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

High interest rates are alarming automobile dealers.

  1. High interest rates has been alarmed by automobile dealers.
  2. Automobile dealers are being alarmed by high interest rates.
  3. Automobile dealers is being alarmed by high interest rates.
  4. High interest rates have alarmed automobile dealers.

ANSWER: 2. Automobile dealers are being alarmed by high interest rates.

Q.16 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

In my parents’ time, we mostly ate at home and family outings happened ______ .

  1. behind the back
  2. shoulder to shoulder
  3. in fine feather
  4. once in a blue moon

ANSWER: 4. once in a blue moon

Q.17 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

The fear of water

  1. claustrophobia
  2. hydrophobia
  3. autophobia
  4. pyrophobia

ANSWER: 2. hydrophobia

Q.18 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

High level security arrangements were made for the forthcoming visit to a Japanese Prime Minister.

  1. security arrangements
  2. visit to a
  3. for the forthcoming
  4. were made

ANSWER: 2. visit to a

Q.19 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

The Queen said to the ministers, “Cut off the prisoner’s head!”

  1. The Queen told the ministers that to cut off the prisoner’s head.
  2. The Queen ordered the ministers to cut off the prisoner’s head.
  3. Screaming at the ministers the Queen is ordering to cut off the prisoner’s head.
  4. The prisoner’s head would be cut off screamed the queen to the ministers.

ANSWER: 2. The Queen ordered the ministers to cut off the prisoner’s head.

Q.20 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

I could make out that the conversation was leading to a fight so I ______ .

  1. made a song and a dance
  2. killed two birds with a stone
  3. nipped it in the bud
  4. cut corners

ANSWER: 3. nipped it in the bud

Q.21 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A His death was a cause of great speculation.

B Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American author.

C Within a few days of being found, he died mysteriously on Oct 7, 1849.

D He had gone missing on October 3, 1849 and was found a few days later.

  1. DBCA
  2. BCDA
  3. BADC
  4. CDBA

ANSWER: 3. BADC

Q.22 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A strong feeling of dislike towards someone or something.

  1. sympathy
  2. antipathy
  3. empathy
  4. telepathy

ANSWER: 2. antipathy

Q.23 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Despite this, he was very good at delegating work.

B No wonder his films were universally acclaimed.

C A Satyajit Ray film was solely his film.

D Even after delegation, he was involved in every aspect of the film.

  1. CDBA
  2. DACB
  3. ABDC
  4. CADB

ANSWER: 4. CADB

Q.24 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

Whenever we go out we spend a lot money on food.

  1. much of
  2. a lot of
  3. most of
  4. no improvement

ANSWER: 2. a lot of

Q.25 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

This summer, I’ve met down a lot of interesting people.

  1. I’ve met down
  2. This summer
  3. a lot of
  4. interesting people

ANSWER: 1. I’ve met down

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

A few years ago it seemed as if the moment for stand-up comedy had arrived. By the end of 2017, stand-up comedians were on the cover of a magazine, signaling the coming of age of the industry.

The stand-up game attracted investors in the right places: on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, apart from increasing open mic schedules in venues across cities. Two major companies Comedy Store and Canvas Laugh Club arrived on the scene and were game-changers.

But despite a heady start, the comic landscape has changed drastically today with stand- up comedians feeling the brunt of faltering payments and canceled shows. Despite a good start, the Indian stand-up industry is still unorganized and uncertain for comics.

If you ask viral comic Kunal Kamra about the scene, he says that the audience isn’t really

‘invested’ in the art form at the moment and that only ten or twenty tickets would sell if comics weren’t on the internet promoting themselves. And this is despite the surge in open mics and more stand-ups coming in.

Last year, new-age Indian comedy’s reputation came under strain when allegations under the #MeToo movement exposed a darker side of the circuit. Since then, the big three comedy groups: All India Bakchod, SNG Comedy and East India Comedy, have either disbanded or had founding members quit.

Jeeya Sethi, a leading comedian says, “It’s a good thing that these -collectives have died because they mostly had men with no women being showcased.” Sethi adds saying that it isn’t as easy as it sounds. “In a fledgling industry, a viral YouTube video isn’t a sign that you’ve made it”. Craft takes time. Every comic who does two open mics calls himself a comedian. In my opinion, you have to do a comedy for more than 20 years to be a comic. It takes at least five years to find your voice.”

 

 Q.26 By saying ‘the audience has not invested in the stand–up comedy art form’ the author means that-

  1. there are faltering payments and cancelled shows.
  2. the audience prefers to watch only women comedians.
  3. it is a new art form and it will take time to build an audience.
  4. the audience don’t wish to develop a sense of humour.

ANSWER: 3. it is a new art form and it will take time to build an audience.

Q.27 The stand-up comedy show had a wonderful start because-

1 Open mic shows were held in venues across cities.

2 Leading companies came forward to support artists.

3 Payments to artists were prompt and good.

4 Some Bollywood directors offered them roles.

5 Comedians were given good media coverage.

  1. 2, 3 &4
  2. 3, 4 & 5
  3. 1, 2 & 5
  4. 2, 4 & 5

ANSWER: 3. 1, 2 & 5

Q.28 Select the word which means the same as ‘fledgling’ in the given context –

  1. a nervous person who frets a lot
  2. a mature person who performs well
  3. a fairly new company or industry
  4. a successful and established venture

ANSWER: 3. a fairly new company or industry

 

Q.29 How has the situation been reversed from the early success of stand-up comedy?

  1. Comedy groups are packing up and founders are resigning.
  2. Comedy Store and Canvas Laugh Club are offering bigger platforms to comedians.
  3. SNG Comedy and East India Comedy support the comedians.
  4. Comedians are being offered double the price asked by them.

ANSWER: 1. Comedy groups are packing up and founders are resigning.

 

Q.30 Sethi believes that-

1 The road to success is only through YouTube.

2 A a viral YouTube video is a sign of success.

3 Comedy is an art form and takes hard work and patience.

4 The true comic artist takes years to find one’s voice.

  1. 1 & 3
  2. 2 & 4
  3. 3 & 4
  4. 1 & 2

ANSWER: 3. 3 & 4

 

Q.31 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

The team manager is examining the documents of all the players.

  1. Examination of the documents of all the players was done by the team manager.
  2. The documents of all the players are being examined by the team manager.
  3. The documents of all the players the team manager is examining.
  4. The team manager has been examining the documents of all the players.

ANSWER: 2. The documents of all the players are being examined by the team manager.

 

Q.32 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

The metro service is so good that one doesn’t have to wait since a few minutes.

  1. up to a few minutes
  2. beyond a few minutes
  3. No improvement
  4. for some few minutes

ANSWER: 2. beyond a few minutes

 

Q.33 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

Nobody told me Vanita was unwell.

  1. Nobody told me Vanita was being unwell.
  2. Nobody tells me that Vanita was unwell.
  3. I wasn’t told by anybody that Vanita was unwell.
  4. I wasn’t being told by anybody that Vanita was unwell.

ANSWER: 3. I wasn’t told by anybody that Vanita was unwell.

 

Q.34 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

“I’m so sorry! I totally forgot about the meeting,” he said.

  1. He is being sorry for having totally forgotten about the meeting.
  2. He was so sorry that he had forgot totally about the meeting.
  3. He apologized and said he had totally forgotten about the meeting.
  4. Having forgotten totally about the meeting he is very sorry.

ANSWER: 3. He apologized and said he had totally forgotten about the meeting.

 

Q.35 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

The play on environment issues was performed with great professionalism by our students.

  1. Our students were to perform with great professionalism the play on environment issue.
  2. Our students performed the play on environment issues with great professionalism.
  3. The play on environment issues was being performed with great professionalism by our students.
  4. Our students have been performing the play on environment issues with great professionalism.

ANSWER: 2. Our students performed the play on environment issues with great professionalism.

 

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given-

I was friends with the artist Bhupen Khakar. He was one of the (1) ______ human beings I

have ever met. I learnt (2) ______ from him. When we were in Baroda we (3) ______ meals

together all the time. I _____ (4) ______ remember how his caretaker (5) ______ family to

him and he would often (6) ______ his children to school and taught _______(7) ______

mathematics. His studio was in the (8) ______ of the house and (9) ______ for anyone to

come in (10) ______ at his work.

 

 

Q.36 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1

  1. Finer
  2. few
  3. fine
  4. finest

ANSWER: 4. finest

Q.37 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2

  1. a lots
  2. a lot
  3. the less
  4. the more

ANSWER: 2. a lot

Q.38 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3

  1. would had
  2. would have
  3. has had
  4. having had

ANSWER: 2. would have

Q.39 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4

  1. until
  2. still
  3. alone
  4. never

ANSWER: 2. still

 

Q.40 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5

  1. be
  2. was
  3. were
  4. is

ANSWER: 2. was

 

Q.41 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.6

  1. drop
  2. dropping
  3. dropped
  4. to drop

ANSWER: 1. drop

 

Q.42 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.7

  1. them
  2. they
  3. those
  4. their

ANSWER: 1. them

 

Q.43 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.8

  1. centering
  2. centralized
  3. centre
  4. central

ANSWER: 3. centre

 

Q.44 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.9

  1. opens
  2. opening
  3. was opening
  4. open

ANSWER: 4. open

 

Q.45 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.10

  1. for looking
  2. to watch
  3. to look
  4. looking upon

ANSWER: 3. to look

 

Q.46 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A They also believe that one must not hold on to things if one doesn’t use them and love them anymore.

B Finally it’s a very good idea to give the things to someone who can and will use them.

C They further advise that one can begin the process of decluttering by first checking if the things one wishes to give away are still usable and valuable.

D Minimalists believe that clutter causes a lot of stress and wastes precious space.

  1. DACB
  2. ABDC
  3. CADB
  4. DCBA

ANSWER: 1. DACB

Q.47 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

The airline official said, “We are extremely sorry that the flight has been delayed due to heavy floods.”

  1. The airline official announced the airline is extremely sorry that the flight will be delayed due to heavy floods.
  2. The airline official announced that they were extremely sorry that the flight had been delayed due to heavy floods.
  3. The airline official announces they are extremely sorry that the flight has been delayed due to heavy floods.
  4. The airline official announced that we are extremely sorry that the flight has been delayed due to heavy floods.

ANSWER:  2. The airline official announced that they were extremely sorry that the flight had been delayed due to heavy floods.

Q.48 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

The lawyer says, “My client is innocent.”

Ans 1. The lawyer says my client was innocent.

  1. The lawyer says that his client is innocent.
  2. The lawyer said that my client is innocent.
  3. The lawyer said that his client is innocent.

ANSWER: 2. The lawyer says that his client is innocent.

Q.49 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

We have written all the library rules on the notice-board.

  1. All the library rules have been written on the notice-board.
  2. We are writing all the library rules on the notice-board.
  3. All the library rules are being written on the notice-board.
  4. All the library rules were written on the notice-board.

ANSWER: 1. All the library rules have been written on the notice-board.

Q.50 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

Sonia says, “I love the monsoons.”

  1. Sonia says that she loves the monsoons.
  2. Sonia says that she is loving the monsoons.
  3. Sonia said that she loved the monsoons.
  4. Sonia said that she was loving the monsoons.

ANSWER: 1. Sonia says that she loves the monsoons.

Q.51 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

The Inspector stopped the boy and asked where he went.

  1. he has gone
  2. he was going
  3. No improvement
  4. he had going

ANSWER: 2. he was going

 

Q.52 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

Ravi can’t come to the meeting as he was not well.

  1. couldn’t come
  2. no improvement
  3. couldn’t came
  4. could come

ANSWER: 1. couldn’t come

 

Q.53 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I’m going to the airport to receives my friend.

Ans 1. I’m going

  1. to receives
  2. to the airport
  3. my friend

 

ANSWER: 2. to receives

 

Q.54 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

“Go on, apply for the job,” said my best friend.

Ans 1. My best friend had said to me to go on and apply for the job.

  1. You should apply for the job my best friend said.
  2. My best friend encouraged me to apply for the job.
  3. My best friend says I should go off and apply for the job.

ANSWER: 3. My best friend encouraged me to apply for the job.

 

Q.55 Pick a word opposite in meaning to

PREDECESSOR.

Ans 1. lessor

  1. successor
  2. oppressor
  3. processor

ANSWER: 2. successor

 

Q.56 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Therefore, I firmly believe that this curriculum be extended to all schools.

B I believe that India as a country needs the happiness curriculum.

C They are a dejected lot and will definitely benefit from this curriculum.

D It is really needed for the younger generation.

  1. ABDC
  2. BDCA
  3. CDAB
  4. BCAD

ANSWER: 2. BDCA

 

Q.57 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I had to go to the doctor because I was not bear the pain in my tooth.

  1. had to go
  2. in my tooth
  3. was not bear
  4. to the doctor

 

ANSWER: 3. was not bear

 

Q.58 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

Teenagers don’t like being told what to do.

  1. Being told what to do is not liked by teenagers.
  2. Teenagers should not be told what to do.
  3. Teenagers are not liking being told what to do.
  4. Being told what to do was not being liked by teenagers

ANSWER: 1. Being told what to do is not liked by teenagers.

 

Q.59 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A As soon as she was given the slippers, she broke into a dance strutting around in her first ever pair of slippers.

B This story may seem strange but it is a fact that, in many villages of India, people don’t have anything to put on their feet.

C Goonj , a leading NGO of India, runs a Cloth for Work Scheme and gives clothes and useful items in exchange for work done.

D Recently, as part of the scheme, an old lady in a Madhya Pradesh village was given a pair of slippers.

  1. CDAB
  2. DACB
  3. DBAC
  4. CABD

ANSWER: 1. CDAB

 

Q.60 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Unfortunately this resulted in his going to jail.

B As a child he always landed in trouble.

C Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz musician.

D Once he found a pistol and fired it in the street.

  1. DABC
  2. BCAD
  3. CBDA
  4. CBAD

ANSWER: 3. CBDA

 

Q.61 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given

lacking in variety and interest

  1. fresh
  2. monotonous
  3. vibrant
  4. exclamatory

ANSWER: 2. monotonous

 

Q.62 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

He asked me if I would like to take that apartment on rent from the next day.

  1. “Would you like to take this apartment on rent from tomorrow?” he said to me.
  2. “Would you be liking to take this apartment on rent from tomorrow?” he said to me.
  3. “Would you have taken this apartment on rent from the next day?” he said to me.
  4. “Would you had taken this apartment on rent from tomorrow?” he said to me.

ANSWER: 1. “Would you like to take this apartment on rent from tomorrow?” he said to me.

 

Q.63 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

Preparations are being made for our Annual fest.

  1. Our Annual fest preparations are made.
  2. We are making preparations for our Annual fest.
  3. We have made preparations for our Annual fest.
  4. Preparations were being made for our Annual fest.

ANSWER: 2. We are making preparations for our Annual fest.

 

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

According to a new American study headed by Dr. Willis, it has been found that people who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day.

These findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none. The study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.

The relationship between exercise and body weight is somewhat befuddling. Multiple past studies show that a majority of people who take up exercise to lose weight drop fewer pounds than would be expected, given how many calories they are burning during their workouts.

Some gain weight. But a few respond quite well, shedding pound after pound with the same exercise regimen that prompts others to add inches.

The Midwest Trial 2, was conducted in the University of Kansas, U.S. on how regular, supervised exercise influences body weight.

The trial involved 100 overweight, previously inactive young men and women who were made

to work out five times a week at a physiology lab, jogging or otherwise sweating until they had burned up to 600 calories per session.

After 10 months of this regimen, almost everyone had dropped pounds. But the extent of their losses fluctuated wildly, even though everyone was doing the same, supervised workout. A team of researchers started brainstorming what could be responsible for the enormous variability in the weight loss.

They hit upon activity timing. They decided to do a Follow -up study of the Mid West Trial 2.

In this new study,the Mid West Trial 2 Follow up study the researchers now studied a team of participants who could visit the gym whenever they wished between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. They also tracked everyone’s calorie intakes and daily movement habits throughout the 10 months. They knew, too, whether and by how much people’s weights had changed. Now, they checked weight change against exercise schedules and quickly noticed a consistent pattern.

Those people who usually worked out before noon had lost more weight, on average, than the

men and women who typically exercised after 3 p.m. The researchers uncovered a few other, possibly relevant differences between the morning and late-day exercisers. The early-exercise group tended to be slightly more active throughout the day, taking more steps in total than those who worked out later. They also ate less.

These factors may cumulatively have contributed to the striking differences in how many pounds people lost, Dr. Willis says. Thus it seems that people who worked out before noon lost more weight, on average, than those who typically exercised after 3 p.m.

But Dr. Willis also points out that most of those who worked out later in the day did lose weight, even if not as much as the larkish exercisers, and almost certainly became healthier. “I would not want anyone to think that it’s not worth exercising if you can’t do it first thing in the morning,” he says. “Any exercise, at any time of day, is going to be better than none.”

Q.64 The Mid West Trail 2 was a

  1. U.S based study on 100 participants who exercised 5 times a week and burnt 600 calories
  2. Canadian study on 500 participants who exercised 6 times a week and burnt 600 calories.
  3. A European study on 100 participants who exercised 7 times a week and burnt 800 calories.
  4. U.S based study on 100 participants who exercised 3 times a week and burnt 300

ANSWER:  1. U.S based study on 100 participants who exercised 5 times a week and burnt 600 calories

 

Q.65 The Mid West Trial 2 duration was –

  1. 12 months
  2. 10 months
  3. 6 months
  4. 18 months

ANSWER: 2. 10 months

 

Q.66 Select the option that is not true as per the passage.

Several studies show that as a result of the workout-

  1. a few had the desired weight loss.
  2. the majority lost a little weight.
  3. some gained some weight.
  4. most gained a lot of weight.

ANSWER: 4. most gained a lot of weight.

Q.67 What was the difference between the Mid West Trial 2 study and the Mid West Trial 2

Follow-up study that was taken up later?

  1. The calorie intake and the time of exercise were examined.
  2. Participants of the study stayed in the premises.
  3. Face to face interviews were conducted.
  4. The duration of the follow up study was longer.

ANSWER: 1. The calorie intake and the time of exercise were examined.

 

Q.68 The finding of the Mid West Trial 2 Follow- up study was that the best time for exercise

was-

  1. before noon.
  2. between 3-7 p.m.
  3. noon to 3 p.m.
  4. 7 p.m. onwards.

ANSWER: 1. before noon.

 

Q.69 Select the option which is not true.

The successful weight losers in the Mid West Trial 2 Follow-up study ____________

Ans 1. remained active.

  1. ate less.
  2. walked more.
  3. slept more.

ANSWER: 4. slept more.

 

Q.70 Select the correct option.

By ‘larkish exercisers’ the writer refers to people who

  1. like to exercise late with the larks.
  2. like to sing in the morning.
  3. love to see the lark in the morning.
  4. exercise in the morning.

ANSWER: 4. exercise in the morning.

 

Q.71 Find one word which means the same as the following.

a set of rules about food and diet that someone follows

  1. regimen
  2. fundamental
  3. regiment
  4. catalogue

ANSWER: 1. regimen

 

Q.72 Find one word in the passage which means the same as ‘confusing’.

  1. befuddling
  2. brainstorming
  3. vexing
  4. striking

ANSWER: 1. befuddling

 

Q.73 What would Dr. Willis say to someone who has given up exercising because they cannot do so in the morning?

  1. Any exercise is better than none.
  2. Exercise only with a trainer.
  3. Exercise is good only in the morning.
  4. Evening is the worst time to exercise.

ANSWER: 1. Any exercise is better than none.

 

Q.74 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Its chief feature is that the reader is given the opportunity to play along and engage in the process of deduction.

B A whodunit is a kind of detective story made famous by Agatha Christie.

C Thus, along with the protagonist the reader is also involved in solving the case.

D As the reader goes along he/she takes note of the clues, deduces and tries to identify the criminal before the climax.

  1. BADC
  2. BDAC
  3. DABC
  4. ABCD

ANSWER: 1. BADC

 

Q.75 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A These tribes believe that they can communicate with dead ancestors only through this language.

B Today, linguists call such a language an “isolated” language.

C Zuni is a language spoken only by the Zuni tribes.

D It is remarkable that these tribes have been able to preserve their language.

Ans 1. BCDA

  1. ADCB
  2. DABC
  3. CADB

ANSWER: 4. CADB

 

Q.76 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

My uncle said, “Just my luck! I’ve missed the bus again.”

  1. My uncle exclaimed that he was unlucky as he had missed the bus again.
  2. My uncle exclaimed that he is once again lucky to miss the bus.
  3. My uncle says that he is unlucky as he has missed the bus again.
  4. My uncle said he was lucky as he had missed the bus again.

ANSWER: 1. My uncle exclaimed that he was unlucky as he had missed the bus again.

 

Q.77 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

Mother said, “Sonam, don’t throw tantrums.”

  1. Mother told Sonam not to throw tantrums.
  2. Mother says to Sonam not to throw tantrums.
  3. Mother said that Sonam is not to throw tantrums.
  4. Mother warns So nam not to throw tantrums.

ANSWER: 1. Mother told Sonam not to throw tantrums.

 

Q.78 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

Do not take the coastal road during monsoons.

Ans 1. You are not taking the coastal road during monsoons.

  1. Coastal roads should not be taken during monsoons.
  2. Coastal road is not being taken during monsoons.
  3. You will not take the coastal road during monsoons.

ANSWER: 2. Coastal roads should not be taken during monsoons.

 

Q.79 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

An apple carries about 100 million useful bacteria.

  1. About 100 million useful bacteria are carried by an apple.
  2. About 100 million useful bacteria are being carried by an apple.
  3. An apple will carry about 100 million useful bacteria.
  4. The useful bacteria to be carried in an apple is about 100 million.

ANSWER: 1. About 100 million useful bacteria are carried by an apple.

 

Q.80 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

My student,a doctor by profession, preferring to walk to the hospital everyday.

  1. prefers to walk
  2. preferring walking
  3. prefer to walking
  4. no improvement

ANSWER: 1. prefers to walk

 

Q.81 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

Something causing shock or dismay

Ans 1. remarkable

  1. frivolous
  2. appalling
  3. mischievous

ANSWER: 3. appalling

 

Q.82 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

My daughter fell asleep while she been reading.

Ans 1. no improvement

  1. while she is reading
  2. whenever she has reading
  3. while she was reading

ANSWER: 4. while she was reading

 

Q.83 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

I have an invite from a friend to visit the Canada and United States next month.

Ans 1. no improvement

  1. to the Canada and United States
  2. to Canada or the united states
  3. Canada and the United States

ANSWER: 4. Canada and the United States

 

Q.84 Identify the word that is misspelt.

Ans 1. ingenious

  1. catastrophy
  2. aesthetic
  3. equivocal

ANSWER: 2. catastrophy

 

Q.85 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

I am going to see a play tomorrow evening.

  1. no improvement
  2. to seeing
  3. to saw
  4. seeing

ANSWER: 1. no improvement

Q.86 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A One of the crocodiles was four feet long and almost six years old.

B Post this announcement a video of a crocodile attacking a dog has gone viral causing people to panic further.

C The authorities have announced that more crocodiles would be sighted once the waters recede.

D After the monsoon deluge the Forest Department of Vadodara has so far rescued three crocodiles which had swum into residential areas.

Ans 1. DCAB

  1. BDAC
  2. ADBC
  3. DACB

ANSWER: 4. DACB

Q.87 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I won’t be here next week as I’m going to Mumbai to a conference.

Ans 1. I won’t

  1. be here
  2. to a conference
  3. as I’m going

ANSWER: 3. to a conference

Q.88 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

Sumit said, “I will be leaving for London this summer so I can meet you only when I return.”

Ans 1. Sumit said he will be leaving for London this summer and he could meet him only when he returned.

  1. Sumit said he will go to London this summer and he would meet me only when he will be returning.
  2. Sumit said he will have gone to London that summer and could meet me only when he returned.
  3. Sumit said that he would be leaving for London that summer and he could meet me only when he returned.

ANSWER: 4. Sumit said that he would be leaving for London that summer and he could meet me only when he returned.

Q.89 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A But today adults as well as a growing number of young parents are cutting down on intake of sugar.

B Until about two decades ago, becoming careful about sugar was only for diabetics.

C Thus going zero on sugar is fast becoming a popular trend for all.

D Before joining this trend doctors advise that we all need to find out whether all sugars are harmful.

Ans 1. CDAB

  1. BACD
  2. ABDC
  3. DBAC

ANSWER: 2. BACD

Q.90 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

When Veena returned to India she had to get use driving on the left.

Ans 1. to getting use to

  1. to get used to drives
  2. No improvement
  3. to get used to driving

ANSWER: 4. to get used to driving

Q.91 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

Somebody feeds the stray dog daily.

Ans 1. The stray dog will be fed daily.

  1. The stray dog was fed daily.
  2. The stray dog is fed daily by somebody.
  3. Daily somebody has fed the stray dog.

ANSWER: 3. The stray dog is fed daily by somebody.

Q.92 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The company gave in to the demands of the employees as it found them ______ .

Ans 1. formidable

  1. legitimaterrational
  2. illegal

ANSWER: 2. legitimate

 

Q.93 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

something happening by chance in a happy and beneficial way

Ans 1. misadventure

  1. fortitude
  2. serenity
  3. serendipity

ANSWER: 4. serendipity

Q.94 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence.If there is no

improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

Don’t stay in school after 2 p.m. All the teachers have been leaving by then.

Ans 1. No improvement

  1. must left
  2. will have left
  3. are leave

ANSWER: 3. will have left

 

Q.95 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

Reena said, “What a lovely scene! I wish I could stay here forever!”

Ans 1. Reena said with happiness that was a lovely scene. She wishes to stay there forever.

  1. Reena said what a lovely scene! She wished she could stay here forever.
  2. Reena exclaimed that it was a lovely scene. She further wished that she could stay there forever.
  3. Reena says this is a lovely scene. I wish I could stay there forever.

ANSWER: 3. Reena exclaimed that it was a lovely scene. She further wished that she could stay there forever.

Q.96 Choose the most appropriate option to chge the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

“You speak such good English!” said Mary.

Ans 1. Mary exclaimed that I was speaking very good English.

  1. Mary exclaimed that I speak so much good English.
  2. Mary exclaimed that I spoke very good English.
  3. Mary told me I was speaking much good English.

ANSWER: 3. Mary exclaimed that I spoke very good English.

Q.97 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The car cleaner expressed his inability to continue cleaning my car from 1st July due to his ______ .

  1. disease
  2. ill feeling
  3. disorder
  4. ill health

ANSWER: 4. ill health

 

Q.98 Find a word that is the synonym of

Stoical.

Ans 1. panicky

  1. apathetic
  2. ruffled
  3. equivocal

ANSWER: 2. apathetic

Q.99 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Furthermore, make sure that you give some vivid details of the city making it as real

as you can.

B For example, if it begins in a city, give details about the city.

C First of all make it as specific as possible.

D While writing a story or a novel the setting is very important.

Ans 1. ACBD

  1. CABD
  2. DABC
  3. DCBA

ANSWER: 4. DCBA

 

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The United Kingdom’s Social Mobility Commission study reports that disadvantaged children in England are being priced out of a cultural hinterland. Children aged 10-15 from low-income families are three times less likely than wealthier peers to engage in out-of-school musical activities, such as learning an instrument etc.

There were also differences according to race – 4% of British Pakistani children took part in music classes, compared with 28% of Indian children and 20% of white children – and regional divides: 9% of children in north-east England played a musical instrument, compared with 22% in the south-east.

Disadvantaged children are also more likely to miss out on extracurricular sports (football, boxing, cricket) and drama, dance and art. The commission set out recommendations, including bursaries, better funding and support for schools – let’s hope they’re taken on board. As well as the activities themselves, children are missing out on other crucial gains including confidence-building, team spirit and social skill, and are less likely to go on to higher education.

Extracurricular activities tend to cost money, but there are also problems with a lack of availability and access, such as schools being unable to afford to run after-school clubs or stay open during holidays. Another barrier is the kids’ “fear of not fitting in”. In this sense, certain children are self-excluding from, say, learning an instrument, singing in a choir, playing cricket or acting. They decide by themselves that they’re “undeserving” of music, sport, art and drama. Unbelievably, in 2019, children as young as 10 are already hard-wired with the self-limiting poverty notion of “not for the likes of us”.

This is heartbreaking. It’s hardly news that life is tougher for poorer children, but it’s an outrage if all sense of curiosity, artistry and playfulness is knocked out of them so early. Something is wrong if better-off children feel entitled to explore and participate in areas that interest and excite them, while the disadvantaged are cast from the start as cultural wallflowers – doomed to sit out every dance.

This isn’t about every child learning the piano or violin (but why not?), it’s about sowing the seeds for a cultural hinterland that will sustain and enrich them for life. It’s about people exploring their  assions and refusing to have their horizons artificially limited. Regardless of circumstances, all children should know that their faces “fit” – automatically and forever. Culture belongs to everyone.

Q.100 The probability of a child in United Kingdom getting opportunities to engage in cultural and sports activities depends on-

1 parental economic background

2 whether one parent is British

3 whether parents have a university education

4 kind of school and funding available

Of the above points which are correct

Ans 1. 3 & 4

  1. 1 & 4
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 4

ANSWER: 2. 1 & 4

 

Q.101 According to the passage which of the following is not the correct reason-

Exposure to cultural activities and sports at a young age is very important for children because it-

  1. brings about differences among children.
  2. builds team spirit and social skills.
  3. leads children to explore their talents.
  4. helps in confidence-building.

ANSWER: 1. brings about differences among children.

Q.102 Pick out a phrase or a word which means the same as 

group of people considered to be superior to others because of their social standing or wealth

Ans 1. cultural wallflowers

  1. hard-wired
  2. disadvantaged
  3. elitist

ANSWER: 4. elitist

Q.103 How will a wholesome education including arts and sports not benefit the disadvantaged?

Ans 1. Children will explore play and learning outside of class.

  1. Children will get exposure to arts and sports.
  2. Children will have feelings of low self-esteem and self-exclusion.
  3. Children will no longer have the fear of not fitting in.

ANSWER: 3. Children will have feelings of low self-esteem and self-exclusion.

 

Q.104 According to the author, what is truly heart- breaking and damaging for the kids is that-

Ans 1. parents don’t have money to pay for any additional classes for their children.

  1. teachers are told not to offer these opportunities as they are not tested.
  2. schools wish to offer activities but don’t have funds.
  3. children themselves feel that the activities are not fit for the likes of them.

ANSWER: 4. children themselves feel that the activities are not fit for the likes of them.

 

Q.105 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

Rohan smiled and said that he thought Jojo liked him.

Ans 1. Rohan smiled and said he thought, “Jojo likes me!”

  1. Rohan smiled and asked, “Do you think Jojo likes me?”
  2. Rohan smiled and said, “I think Jojo likes me!”
  3. Rohan smiled and said, “They think Jojo likes me!”

ANSWER: 3. Rohan smiled and said, “I think Jojo likes me!”

 

 

Q.106 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

 

If you wishes to participating at the National level games you’ll have to start getting coaching immediately.

  1. wish to participate
  2. wish to participating
  3. wished for participating
  4. no improvement

 

ANSWER: 1. wish to participate

 

Q.107 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

Please switch on all the lights in the room as it’s getting very dark now.

Ans 1. when it will get

  1. no improvement
  2. as it were getting
  3. as it was getting

ANSWER: 2. no improvement

 

Q.108 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A But a sprig was taken and planted in one of the hills of Sri Lanka.

B The original tree is no longer there.

C That sprig grew into a tree and is called Maha Bodhi tree.

D Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under a peepal tree in Bodhgaya in Bihar.

  1. DBAC
  2. CABD
  3. BCAD
  4. ACBD

ANSWER: 1. DBAC

 

Q.109 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A distinguished conductor or performer of classical music

  1. maestro
  2. novice
  3. layman
  4. amateur

ANSWER: 1. maestro

Q.110 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

The birth of a girl bring great joy to Neha’s family.

Ans 1. The birth

  1. to Neha’s family
  2. of a girl
  3. bring great joy

ANSWER: 4. bring great joy

Q.111 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the

given sentence.

I am writing a story after a long time.

  1. A story is being written by me after a long time.
  2. A story after a long time was written by me.
  3. A story had been written by me after a long time.
  4. I have written a story after a long time.

ANSWER: 1. A story is being written by me after a long time.

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given One can soon feast (1) ______ eyes on Humayun’s Tomb (2) ______ Safdarjung Tomb at night ,with the government deciding to keep 10 heritage (3) ______ open to the (4) ______ from sunrise (5) ______ 9 p.m. The announcement was made (6) ______ morning by the Union Minister for Culture and (7) ______ . Currently, most monuments (8) ______ for visitors at 6pm.The change in timings (9) ______ effective for a period (10) ______ 3 years.

 

Q.112 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1

  1. one’s
  2. her’s
  3. ours
  4. theirs

ANSWER: 1. one’s

 

Q.113 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2

Ans 1. by

  1. both
  2. and
  3. therefore

ANSWER: 3. and

 

Q.114 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 3

  1. monuments
  2. building
  3. apartments
  4. monument

ANSWER: 1. monuments

 

Q.115 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4

Ans 1. mob

  1. residents
  2. public
  3. peoples

ANSWER: 3. public

 

Q.116 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5

Ans 1. by

  1. for
  2. till
  3. in

ANSWER: 3. till

 

Q.117 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.6.

Ans 1. those

  1. this
  2. then
  3. that

ANSWER: 2. this

 

Q.118 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.7

Ans 1. Tourists

  1. Tour
  2. Tourism
  3. Tourist

ANSWER: 3. Tourism

 

Q.119 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 8

  1. close
  2. was being closed
  3. having closed
  4. was closed

ANSWER: 1. close

 

Q.120 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 9

  1. will be
  2. will have been
  3. has been
  4. would have been

ANSWER: 1. will be

 

Q.121 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No. 10

  1. about
  2. into
  3. of
  4. through

ANSWER: 3. of

Q.122 Pick a word opposite in meaning to

OPTIMISTIC.

Ans 1. energetic

  1. pessimistic
  2. realistic
  3. idealistic

ANSWER: 2. pessimistic

 

Q.123 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

“Don’t overspeed at night,” I said to Irina.

Ans 1. Over speeding at night is not good, I said to Irina.

  1. I had been warning Irina not to overspeed at night.
  2. I warned Irina not to overspeed at night.
  3. I warn to Irina not to overspeed at night.

ANSWER: 3. I warned Irina not to overspeed at night.

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given.

 

As he started his speech, Harsh was aware that people were listening to him quite (1) ______ . Things seemed to be going quite well. (2) ______ , halfway through the talk, he saw his friend, Ravi look ( 3) ______ his pal Sunil, roll his eyes and whisper in his ear. Harsh (4) ______ understood that Ravi ,who had been upset ever since his promotion, was now (5)______ disturbance intentionally.

 

 

Q.124 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.

Ans 1. clearly

  1. evenly
  2. smoothly
  3. intently

ANSWER: 4. intently

 

Q.125 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.

Ans 1. Wherever

  1. However
  2. Whenever
  3. Moreover

ANSWER: 2. However

 

Q.126 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.

Ans 1. opposite

  1. at
  2. through
  3. in

ANSWER: 2. at

 

Q.127 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4

Ans 1. keenly

  1. cleverly
  2. urgently
  3. immediately

ANSWER: 4. immediately

Q.128 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.

Ans 1. created

  1. create
  2. creating
  3. creates

ANSWER: 3. creating

 

Q.129 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given

Impossible to satisfy

  1. insatiable
  2. insane
  3. magnanimous
  4. palatable

ANSWER: 1. insatiable

 

 

 

Q.130 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

Initially I thought I could participate in the international Scholars Contest but when I saw the preparatory material I ______.

Ans 1. hit the bull’s eye

  1. missed the boat
  2. made a scene
  3. got cold feet

ANSWER: 4. got cold feet

 

 

Q.131 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

Pallavi worked really hard for the examination and ______ to gain success.

  1. left no stone unturned
  2. struck a sour note
  3. beat about the bush
  4. hit the bull’s eye

ANSWER: 1. left no stone unturned

 

Q.132 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

 

A Therefore an advanced ambulance needs to reach the patient immediately.

B A cardiac arrest, as is well known, needs revival within 4 minutes.

C A question often asked by us in India is whether we will get timely health care in an emergency.

D But even in Delhi, the capital city, a patient does not get emergency care.

  1. CBAD
  2. BCAD
  3. ABDC
  4. CDAB

 

ANSWER: 1. CBAD

 

 

Q.133 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

When my friend suggested going to the mall for lunch, I agreed ______ .

  1. at once
  2. at most
  3. at ease
  4. at large

ANSWER: 1. at once

 

 

Q.134 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

 

These houses which were built 20 years ago are now in need of repairs.

Ans 1. which can built

  1. which was build
  2. who was built
  3. no improvement

ANSWER: 4. no improvement

 

 

Q.135 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A Some of the Vitamin A rich sources of foods are carrots, broccoli, spinach, fish and meat.

B An American research study has found that Vitamin A intake can lower risk of skin cancer.

C It suggests that we should consume a diet with fruits and vegetables.

D This study has been published in JAMA Dermatology.

  1. CABD
  2. ABDC
  3. BADC
  4. BDCA

ANSWER: 4. BDCA

 

 

Q.136 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

He likes to put all the garbage ino a black small bag .

Ans 1. all the garbage

  1. black small bag
  2. into a
  3. He like to put

ANSWER: 2. black small bag

 

 

 

Q.137 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the

given sentence.

My boss said, “Do you think you can complete the report within five days?”

Ans 1. My boss says do you think you can complete the report within five days?

  1. My boss said to me do you think I can complete the report within five days?
  2. My boss said to me if I think I can complete the report within five days.
  3. My boss asked me whether I thought I could complete the report within five days.

ANSWER: 4. My boss asked me whether I thought I could complete the report within five days.

 

Q.138 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

During the staff meeting there was a lot of ruckus since many didn’t ______ with the authorities.

  1. see eye to eye
  2. put their best foot forward
  3. move up in the world
  4. put their foot down

 

ANSWER: 1. see eye to eye

 

 

Q.139 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

That student of yours has such sound values. She’s indeed a ______ .

Ans 1. pain in the neck

  1. barrel of laughs
  2. rare bird
  3. pot calling the kettle black

ANSWER: 3. rare bird

 

Q.140 Identify the word that is misspelt.

Ans 1. Prophesy

  1. Miscellaneous
  2. Accomodation
  3. Umbilical

ANSWER: 3. Accomodation

 

Q.141 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

Last evening my friend tells me the funny joke that I have ever heard.

Ans 1. that I have

  1. ever heard
  2. tells me the funny joke
  3. Last evening my friend

 

ANSWER: 3. tells me the funny joke

Q.142 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

I think that capitalism is not a better economic system for our country.

  1. is not a good
  2. no improvement
  3. was not the good
  4. is not better

 

ANSWER: 1. is not a good

 

 

Q.143 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

My grandfather wished that G should give me success in my new venture. He further said that his prayers would always be with me.

  1. My grandfather said to me, “May God give you success in your new venture! My prayers will always be with you.”
  2. My grandfather said to me, “Maybe God will give you success in your new venture! My prayers would always be with you.”
  3. My grandfather says to me, “God might give you success in your new venture! My prayers are always going to be with you.”
  4. My grandfather wished to me, “May God give to you success in your new venture! My prayers are always with you.”

 

ANSWER: 1. My grandfather said to me, “May God give you success in your new venture! My prayers will always be with you.”

 

Q.144 Find a word that is the synonym of

IMPOVERISHED.

  1. penniless
  2. spendthrift
  3. generous
  4. wealthy

ANSWER: 1. penniless

 

 

Q.145 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

Please give me some more time to complete the assignments.

Ans 1. I am requesting you to give me some more time to complete the assignments.

  1. You may please give me some more time to complete the assignments.
  2. Some more time will be given to me to complete the assignments.
  3. I may please be given some more time to complete the assignments.

 

ANSWER: 4. I may please be given some more time to complete the assignments.

 

Q.146 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A This record of migration is one of the greatest natural events on earth.

B Each Autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies leave their breeding grounds in US and Canada.

C The migration of the Monarch butterfly is an amazing phenomenon.

D They travel over 3000 miles to reach their winter habitat in Mexico.

Ans 1. DCBA

  1. ADBC
  2. CBDA
  3. ABDC

 

ANSWER: 3. CBDA

 

 

Q.147 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the

given sentence.

Our home was built in 1990 by my father.

  1. My father built our home in 1990.
  2. My father was building our home in 1990.
  3. Our home was being built in 1990 by my father.
  4. My father had built our home in 1990

ANSWER: 1. My father built our home in 1990.

 

Q.148 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the

given sentence.

The commander ordered his battalion to march on.

Ans 1. The commander gives his battalion order, “March on!”

  1. The commander says to his battalion, “March on!”
  2. The commander says to his battalion, “Please march on.”
  3. “March on!” the commander said to his battalion.

 

ANSWER: 4. “March on!” the commander said to his battalion.

 

 

Q.149 Pick a word opposite in meaning to

LACKADAISICAL.

Ans 1. lukewarm

  1. jocular
  2. enthusiastic
  3. indifferent

 

ANSWER: 3. enthusiastic

 

 

Q.150 Identify the word that is misspelt.

  1. iliterate
  2. implement
  3. illogical
  4. Immediate

ANSWER: 1. iliterate

 

 

 

Q.151 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

Suman really has ______. She moved to a new house just a month back but already has a lovely garden.

Ans 1. a heart of gold

  1. a bad hair day
  2. green fingers
  3. a foot in the door

ANSWER: 3. green fingers

 

Q.152 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

Does an English examination begin at 10 o’clock?

  1. 10 o’clock?
  2. begin at
  3. Does an
  4. English examination

ANSWER: 3. Does an

 

 

 

Q.153 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The business prospect seemed quite ______ so I convinced my friend to partner with me to start the venture.

  1. lucrative
  2. prosperous
  3. flourishing
  4. dubious

 

ANSWER: 1. lucrative

 

 

Q.154 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

“Let’s go out for dinner. I’ve been home this whole week,” said Anna.

  1. Anna suggested we go out for dinner as she had been home that whole week.
  2. Anna said to me that we must go out for dinner as she has been home that whole week.
  3. Anna told me she was wanting to go out for dinner and had been home this whole week.
  4. Anna told me she is at home the whole week and would like to go out for dinner.

 

ANSWER: 1. Anna suggested we go out for dinner as she had been home that whole week.

 

 

Q.155 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

By how many people were you helped in your time of difficulty?

Ans 1. How many people were you helping in time of difficulty?

  1. How many people are you helped by in your time of difficulty?
  2. In your time of difficulty how many people were you helped by?
  3. How many people helped you in your time of difficulty?

ANSWER: 4. How many people helped you in your time of difficulty?

 

Q.156 Find a word that is the synonym of

PHILANTHROPIST.

Ans 1. misanthropist

  1. humanitarian
  2. philosopher
  3. humanist

ANSWER: 2. humanitarian

 

 

Q.157 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

We waited till 10 pm for our guests but they never turned up.

  1. have been waited
  2. was waiting
  3. are waiting
  4. no improvement

ANSWER: 4. no improvement

 

 

 

Q.158 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

To write a poem I need a pen, a diary and also the quiet place.

  1. a diary
  2. To write
  3. I need
  4. and also the

ANSWER: 4. and also the

 

 

Q.159 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is

no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

When I was a child I do not like going out to play in the park.

Ans 1. no improvement

  1. did not like
  2. did not liked
  3. don’t likes

ANSWER: 2. did not like

 

 

Q.160 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the

given sentence.

They sealed all unauthorized farms on the highway.

Ans 1. They are sealing all unauthorized farms on the highway.

  1. All unauthorized farms on the highway were sealed.
  2. All unauthorized farms on the highway have sealed the authorities.
  3. The authorities were sealing all unauthorized farms on the highway.

ANSWER: 2. All unauthorized farms on the highway were sealed.

 

 

 

Q.161 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is

no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

I couldn’t visit my aunt as there were the traffic jam due to an accident.

Ans 1. were a traffic jam

  1. was a traffic jam
  2. are a traffic jam
  3. no improvement

ANSWER: 2. was a traffic jam

 

 

 

Q.162 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A In those allotted minutes the directors have the freedom to interpret the segments in

their own unique way.

B The play has been divided into segments of 10 minutes each by the directors.

C Eight young directors, over 50 actors and one landmark play-Hayavadana.

D This unique collaboration is a tribute to the playwright Girish Karnad.

Ans 1. ADBC

  1. BACD
  2. CABD
  3. CDBA

 

ANSWER: 4. CDBA

 

 

Q.163 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is

no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’-

Have you any idea where is Anya?

Ans 1. where was Anya?

  1. where Anya is?
  2. where Anya were?
  3. No improvement

ANSWER: 2. where Anya is?

 

Q.164 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

The Prime Minister holding is the important meeting to review the security and safety

of doctors working in government hospitals.

Ans 1. to review

  1. working in
  2. holding is the
  3. of doctors

ANSWER: 3. holding is the

 

 

 

Q.165 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the

given sentence.

“You should lock your car as there have been some instances of theft,” said Anil.

Ans 1. There have been some instances of theft so I should have locked my car said Anil.

  1. Anil advised me that I should lock my car as there had been some instances of theft.
  2. Anil said he must lock his car because there were some instances of theft.
  3. There have been instances of theft so I should lock my car was told to me by Anil.

ANSWER: 2. Anil advised me that I should lock my car as there had been some instances of theft.

 

 

Q.166 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

continuing for a very long time

  1. interminable
  2. laconic
  3. concise
  4. interim

ANSWER: 1. interminable

 

 

 

Q.167 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the

given sentence.

Mary said, “I have to be there by 10 am tomorrow.”

Ans 1. Mary says to me that she has to be there by 10 am.

  1. Mary tells me she has to be there by 10 am tomorrow.
  2. Mary is telling me that she has to be there by 10 am tomorrow.
  3. Mary told me that she had to be there by 10 am the next day.

ANSWER: 4. Mary told me that she had to be there by 10 am the next day.

 

Q.168 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence

Making the final paper was a really difficult task but by the end of the week, I was able to ______ .

  1. run out of steam
  2. wrap my head around it
  3. bark up the wrong tree
  4. cry my eyes out

ANSWER: 2. wrap my head around it

 

 

Q.169 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

Seeming reasonable

  1. versatile
  2. permeable
  3. plausible
  4. volatile

 

ANSWER: 3. plausible

 

 

Q.170 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is

no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

You have been so unwell! How you feeling now?

  1. you are feeling
  2. you is feeling
  3. are you feeling
  4. No improvement

ANSWER: 3. are you feeling

 

Q.171 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

Instead of studying in home I went to my friend’s house.

  1. Instead of studying
  2. in home
  3. to my friend’s house.
  4. I went

ANSWER: 2. in home

 

 

Q.172 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the

given sentence.

Popular monuments will be kept open till 9 p.m.

  1. They had kept popular monuments open till 9 p.m.
  2. They will keep popular monuments open till 9 p.m.
  3. They are keeping popular monuments open till 9 p.m.
  4. They will be keeping popular monuments open till 9 p.m.

ANSWER: 2. They will keep popular monuments open till 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Q.173 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

Kiran said, “I will reach Patna tomorrow morning.”

  1. Kiran said that she would reach Patna the next morning.
  2. Kiran said that she will reach Patna tomorrow morning.
  3. Kiran says that she will reach Patna tomorrow morning.
  4. Kiran said that I will reach Patna the next morning.

ANSWER: 1. Kiran said that she would reach Patna the next morning.

 

 

 

Q.174 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is

no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.

She is a very good sprinter. I can’t run as fast as she does.

  1. no improvement
  2. like she is doing
  3. as she doing
  4. as she do

ANSWER: 1. no improvement

 

 

 

 

Q.175 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.

My friend told me I could stay at his place in Dehradun whenever I wished.

  1. My friend said, “You will come and be staying in my place in Dehradun whenever you wish.”
  2. My friend said, “You can stay at my place in Dehradun whenever you wish.’’
  3. My friend said, “You will be coming to stay at my place in Dehradun whenever you wish.”
  4. My friend said, “If you are wishing to come to Dehradun come and stay in my place.”

ANSWER: 2. My friend said, “You can stay at my place in Dehradun whenever you wish.’’

 

 

 

Q.176 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I use to going for a morning walk when I was living in Dehradun.

  1. for a morning walk
  2. living in Dehradun
  3. when I was
  4. use to going

ANSWER: 4. use to going

 

 

 

Q.177 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

What shall we do on ourselves this evening?

  1. this evening
  2. What shall
  3. on ourselves
  4. we do

ANSWER: 3. on ourselves

 

 

 

Q.178 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.

Colleges cannot ______ to ragging because of the Anti Ragging Act.

  1. turn a blind eye
  2. look forward
  3. look someone in the eye
  4. add fuel to the fire

ANSWER: 1. turn a blind eye

 

 

 

Q.179 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A This lovable big cat is all ready to charm kids in a film version.

B ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’ is Judith Kerr’s bestselling book,having sold 5million copies.

C He ends up making a delightful nuisance of himself.

D The story is about a tiger who pops by for tea.

  1. CDBA
  2. BCAD
  3. BDCA
  4. ACDB

ANSWER: 3. BDCA

 

 

Q.180 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

She is a great cook, has her own blog on YouTube and was followed by one lakh

viewers.

  1. She is
  2. was followed
  3. a great cook
  4. has her own blog

ANSWER: 2. was followed

 

 

Q.181 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the

given sentence.

Two children were shot dead by a psychopath during the California music festival.

  1. A psychopath shot dead two children during the California music festival.
  2. A psychopath during the California music festival was shooting dead two children.
  3. Two children were being shot dead by a psychopath during the California music festival.
  4. Two children are shot dead by a psychopath during the California music festival.

 

ANSWER: 1. A psychopath shot dead two children during the California music festival.

 

 

Q.182 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

To express in an unclear way

  1. Intelligible
  2. eloquent
  3. lucid
  4. garbled

ANSWER: 4. garbled

 

 

 

 

Q.183 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the

given sentence.

The teacher said to Rana, “Have you completed the project?”

  1. The teacher asks Rana have you completed the project.
  2. The teacher asked Rana that if Rana has completed the project.
  3. The teacher asked Rana whether he had completed the project.
  4. The teacher asks Rana will you complete the project.

ANSWER: 3. The teacher asked Rana whether he had completed the project.

 

 

Q.184 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

Splendid and expensive-looking

  1. malicious
  2. curious
  3. peculiar
  4. sumptuous

ANSWER: 4. sumptuous

 

 

Q.185 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

I don’t like movies who has an unhappy ending.

  1. I don’t
  2. an unhappy ending
  3. like movies
  4. who has

ANSWER: 4. who has

 

 

Q.186 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.

How many languages are spoken in India?

  1. How many languages do people in India speak?
  2. People have been speaking how many languages in India?
  3. How many languages are Indians speaking?
  4. How many languages did the Indians speak?

ANSWER: 1. How many languages do people in India speak?

 

 

Q.187 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of thegiven sentence.

The priest said to me, “You have committed a cardinal sin.”

  1. The priest told me I am committing a cardinal sin.
  2. The priest said if I will be committing a cardinal sin.
  3. The priest is saying I have committed a cardinal sin.
  4. The priest told me that I had committed a cardinal sin.

ANSWER: 4. The priest told me that I had committed a cardinal sin.

 

 

Q.188 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

causing great damage or suffering

  1. Catastrophic
  2. Chasm
  3. Spasmodic
  4. Catatonic

ANSWER: 1. Catastrophic

 

 

Comprehension:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

The four-year tiger census report, Status of Tigers in India, 2018, released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows numbers of the cat have increased across all landscapes. The Global Tiger Forum, an international collaboration of tiger-bearing countries, has set a goal of doubling the count of wild tigers by 2022. More than 80% of the world’s wild tigers are in India, and it’s crucial to keep track of their  umbers.

The total count in 2018 has risen to 2,967 from 2,226 in 2014 — an increase of 741

individuals an increase of 33%, in four years.

This is by far the biggest increase in terms of both numbers and percentage since the fouryearly

census using camera traps and the capture-mark-recapture method began in 2006. The 2018 figure has a great degree of credibility because, according to the report, as many as 2,461 individual tigers (83% of the total) have actually been photographed by trap cameras. In 2014, only 1,540 individuals (69%) were photographed.

The tiger census is needed because the tiger sits at the peak of the food chain, and its conservation is important to ensure the well-being of the forest ecosystem. The tiger estimation exercise includes habitat assessment and prey estimation. The numbers reflect the success or failure of conservation efforts. This is an especially important indicator in a fastgrowing economy like India where the pressures of development often run counter to the demands of conservation.

Where has the tiger population increased the most?

The biggest increase has been in Madhya Pradesh — a massive 218 individuals (71%) from 308 in 2014 to 526.

However, since tigers keep moving between states, conservationists prefer to talk about tiger numbers in terms of landscapes.

So, why have the numbers gone up?

The success owes a lot to increased vigilance and conservation efforts by the Forest Department. From 28 in 2006, the number of tiger reserves went up to 50 in 2018, extending protection to larger numbers of tigers over the years. Healthy increases in core area populations eventually lead to migrations to areas outside the core; this is why the 2018 census has found tigers in newer areas. Over the years, there has been increased focus on tigers even in the areas under the territorial and commercial forestry arms of Forest Departments.

The other important reason is increased vigilance, and the fact that organized poaching rackets have been all but crushed. According to Nitin Desai of Wildlife Protection Society of India, there has been no organized poaching by traditional gangs in Central Indian landscapes since 2013.

The increased protection has encouraged the tiger to breed. Tigers are fast breeders when

conditions are conducive. The rehabilitation of villages outside core areas in many parts of the country has led to the availability of more inviolate space for tigers.

Also, because estimation exercises have become increasingly more accurate over the years,

it is possible that many tigers that eluded enumerators in earlier exercises were counted this

time.

 

Q.189 The Global Tiger Forum comprises –

  1. America and the European Union.
  2. all countries of the United Nations.
  3. countries which have tigers.
  4. National Geographic and World Wildlife Fund.

ANSWER: 3. countries which have tigers.

 

 

Q.190 The biggest increase in tiger population has been between the years

  1. 2010-2014
  2. 2014-2018
  3. 2002-2006
  4. 2006-2010

ANSWER: 2. 2014-2018

 

Q.191 The year 2022 marks the target date for –

  1. tripling India’s tiger population.
  2. tripling the world tiger population.
  3. doubling the count of world tiger population.
  4. doubling the count of India’s tiger population.

ANSWER: 3. doubling the count of world tiger population.

 

Q.192 2018 census on the big cat has been the most reliable because-

  1. it only uses the capture-mark-recapture method.
  2. it photographed 83% of the tigers.
  3. it photographed all living tigers of India.
  4. it photographed 1540 tigers.

ANSWER: 2. it photographed 83% of the tigers.

 

Q.193 The survival of the tiger is vital today because-

  1. it promotes tourism in India and increases revenue.
  2. it is central to the food chain and the eco system.
  3. it is no longer a threat to the villagers’ safety.
  4. it is now on the verge of extinction.

ANSWER: 2. it is central to the food chain and the eco system.

 

Q.194 Researchers refer to places where tigers are found not by states but by the term-

  1. ecosystems
  2. green belts
  3. landscapes
  4. deep forests

ANSWER: 3. landscapes

 

Q.195 What is the tiger population of Madhya Pradesh?

  1. 28
  2. 526
  3. 50
  4. 741

ANSWER: 2. 526

 

 

Q.196 Which of the following statements is not true as per the passage?

  1. The tiger reserves have increased to 100 in 2018
  2. There are more reliable ways of data collection
  3. Forest departments have become more watchful
  4. Poaching gangs have been reduced drastically

ANSWER: 1. The tiger reserves have increased to 100 in 2018

 

 

Q.197 What has been the impact of providing inviolate spaces for tigers?

  1. The poachers have been caught in these spaces very easily.
  2. Tiger numbers have increased due to safe breeding places.
  3. Tigers have moved from Uttar Pradesh to Madhya Pradesh.
  4. The number of villagers killed by man eater tigers has increased.

ANSWER: 2. Tiger numbers have increased due to safe breeding places.

 

 

Q.198 Pick out a word that is similar in meaning to:

CONDUCIVE

  1. unfavorable
  2. helpful
  3. hindering
  4. reclusive

ANSWER: 2. helpful

 

Q.199 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

A The home then was a bungalow, single storied and bounded by walls.

B He states that in the early 1950’s houses in most cities relied on the bungalow model.

C According to Gautam Bhatia ,a leading architect we need to bring about a radical change in our model of housing.

D Sadly ,nearly 70years later after a 100-fold increase in city population, density and land value we still persist on the same outmoded model

  1. CDBA
  2. DBAC
  3. CBAD
  4. CDAB

ANSWER: 3. CBAD

 

 

Q.200 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The sky is quite overcast. We’re ______ to have rain today.

  1. mostly
  2. likely
  3. surely
  4. probably

ANSWER: 2. likely

 

 

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