Directions: Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by, words. Select the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word and mark your respon is your Answer Sheet accordingly.
Q1. Today the newspaper is full of carnage and violence.
Q2. This religious gift, that makes men human, is still alive in Indian souls.
Q3. It is difficult for us to imagine how much this safety means to everyone.
Q4. Public service is not merely something that occupies the hours you are doing it, but invades all your life and experience and affects them in one way or the other.
Q5. He was, in the early part of the twentieth century, a staunch nationalist of the liberal fold.
Directions : Each item in this section has a sentence with three unde underlined labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined parts and indicate your response in the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be indicated as (d).
Q6. (a) Neither the servants (b) nor the clerk (c) has done this. (d) No error
Q7. (a) The car which went past us (b) when we were driving on the highway (c) must have been doing at least a hundred miles an hour. No error (d) No error
Q8. (a) Raju will be back home (b) in an year (c) after his stay abroad. (d) No error
Q9. (a) I have (b) much work (c) to do. (d) No error
Q10. (a) Psychology did not develop into a science (b) based of careful observation (c) and experimentation until the late 1800s. (d) No error
Fill in the blanks
Directions: Each of the following sentences in this section has a blank space and four 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.
Q11. It’s time you went out and ______your own living.
Q12. The elephant fell into a __________ the hunters had set.
Q13. when you’ve worn it. It’ll ______ The dress isn’t really tight.
Q14. With his back to the old man, he stood at the window, fists clenched, and his shoulders_________ with his choked sobbing.
Q15. The bereaved mother proudly received the gallantry award ________ her brave son who had laid down his life in the recent war. (a) in the name of
(b) in lieu of
(c) on behalf of A
(d) for the sake of
Directions : Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by four words. Select the option that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word and mark your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.
16. She always organises lavish parties on birthdays.
Q17. The soldier was greatly praised for his valour.
Q18. These regions are very fertile.
Q19. Some sick immigrants were detained at the airport.
Q20. The questions were so elementary that anyone could pass the test
(b) primary B