Verbal Ability

S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.

  • P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
  • Q: A man of another country will not to do so.
  • R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
  • S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.

S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.

  1. RPSQ
  2. RPQS
  3. QPRS
  4. PRQS

S1: The path of Venus lies inside the path of the Earth.

  • P: When at its farthest from the Earth, Venus is 160 million away.
  • Q: With such a wide range between its greatest and leat distances it is natural that at sometimes Venus appears much brighter than at others.
  • R: No other body ever comes so near the Earth, with the exception of the Moon and occasional comet or asteroid.
  • S: When Venus is at its nearest to the earth it is only 26 million miles away.

S6: When at its brightest, it is easily seen with the naked eye in broad daylight.

  1. PSQR
  2. SRPQ
  3. QPRS
  4. SQRP

S1: Religion is not a matter of mere dogmatic conformity.

  • P: It is not merely going through the ritual prescribed to us.
  • Q: It is not a question of ceremonial piety.
  • R: Unless that kind of transformation occurs, you are not an authentically religious man.
  • S: It is the remarking of your own self, the transformation of your nature.

S6: A man of that character is free from fear, free from hatred.

  1. PSRQ
  2. SPRQ
  3. QPSR
  4. SPQR

Education is

  • P: of the proper sense of responsibilities
  • Q: the first need
  • R: in a citizen
  • S: for the development
  1. SQPR
  2. QSRP
  3. QSPR
  4. PQRS

They set a strong guard, lest anyone could escape.

  1. would
  2. might
  3. should
  4. No improvement

Whenever I saw him, he has been reading the same novel.

  1. had been reading
  2. read
  3. was reading
  4. No improvement

I did not wait for him because he went out before I arrived.

  1. has gone out
  2. had gone out
  3. had been out
  4. No improvement

Since the beginning of the term, we are spending a lot of time on poetry.

  1. spent
  2. will spend
  3. have spent
  4. No improvement

If I was you, I should have told him the truth.

  1. am you
  2. were you
  3. had been you
  4. No improvement

Ajeet is a bigger scholar than his brother.

  1. better
  2. smaller
  3. superior
  4. No improvement

What the nation needs is people of character.

  1. are the people of character
  2. are people of character
  3. is a people of character
  4. No improvement

She told the children not to stop the work.

  1. not stopping of
  2. not stopping
  3. don't stop
  4. No improvement

The police investigated into the matter.

  1. with the matter
  2. at the matter
  3. the matter
  4. No improvement

'Fewer rainfall means less traffic accidents, according to the experts‘, report on highway safety.

  1. Less rainfall means fewer traffic accidents
  2. Less rainfall means less traffic accidents
  3. fewer rainfall mean fewer traffic accidents
  4. No improvement

We now come to the important question of where this great swarm of galaxies have come from.

  1. have come
  2. has come from
  3. are coming from
  4. No improvement

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. My neighbour Deepak
  2. is a person
  3. that will help anyone.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. He goes
  2. to college
  3. by foot everyday.
  4. no error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. Neither the teacher  
  2. or the student
  3. is keen on joining the dance.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. There are a number of people
  2. of every class and nationality
  3. who doubts the truth of his statement.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. Now we have banks
  2. and people deposit there money their,
  3. and draw it out by cheques.
  4. No error

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

  1. Man , whether civilized or savage, is a child of nature - he is not the master of nature.
  2. He must conforms his actions to certain natural laws if he is to maintain his dominance over his environment.
  3. Civilized man was nearly always able to become master of his environment temporarily.
  4. When he tries to circumvent the laws of nature, he usually destroys the natural environment that sustains him.
  5. And when his environment deteriorates rapidly, his civilization declines.

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

  1. It is a bonding process with the entire situation where you, your car, and its name make the entire equation.
  2. Good car names are catchy and fit the product, such as the ‘Beetle’ or the ‘Mini’.
  3. Marketing departments of car companies spend a lot of time and money thinking up names for cars.
  4. The car you drive tells the world about your status, how much money you have, and the socioeconomic group you belong to (or want to belong to).
  5. The names should be a reflection of the brand, product, and target group.

The first line (S1) is fixed. Arrange the other four lines P, Q, R and S in a logical sequence.

  • S1: The beginning of the universe had, of course, been discussed for a long time.
  • P: One argument of such a beginning was the feeling that it was necessary to have a first cause to explain the existence of the universe.
  • Q: He pointed out that civilization is progressing, and we remember who performed this deed or developed that technique;
  • R: According to a number of early cosmologies in the Jewish/Christian/Muslim tradition, the universe started at a finite and not very distant time in the past.
  • S: Another argument was put forward by St. Augustine in his book, The City of God.
  1. QRSP
  2. RPSQ
  3. PSQR
  4. SQPR

The first line (S1) is fixed. Arrange the other four lines P, Q, R and S in a logical sequence.

  • S1: I was so eager not to disappoint my parents that I ran errands for anyone.
  • P: On the way a boy on a bicycle crashed into me and my left shoulder hurt so much that my eyes watered.
  • Q: Only then did I cry
  • R: But I still went and bought the maize, took it to my neighbours and then went home.
  • S: One day my neighbours asked me to buy some maize for them from the bazaar.
  1. SPRQ
  2. PQSR
  3. QRPS
  4. RSQP

Identify the incorrect sentence or sentences:

A. Harish told Raj to plead guilty.

B. Raj pleaded guilty of stealing money from the shop.

C. The court found Raj guilty of all the crimes he was charged with.

D. He was sentenced for three years in jail.

  1. A and C
  2. B, C and D
  3. B and D
  4. A, C and D

Following question consists of four sentences on a topic. Some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

A. Large reductions in the ozone layer, which sits about 15-30 km above the Earth, take place each winter over the polar regions, especially the Antarctic, as low temperatures allow the formation of stratospheric clouds that assist chemical reactions breaking down ozone.

B. Industrial chemicals containing chlorine and bromine have been blamed for thinning the layer because they attack the ozone molecules, making them to break apart.

C. Many an offending chemicals have now been banned.

D. It will still take several decades before these substances have disappeared from the atmosphere.

  1. B & D
  2. A & C
  3. A & D
  4. D

Identify the sentence or parts of the sentence that are correct in terms of grammar and usage.Then choose the most appropriate option.

1. Imagine you are in a train carriage waiting at station.

2. Out of the window you see a second train standing alongside your's.

3. The whistle blows, and at last you are on your way.

4. You glide smoothly past the other train.

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 and 4
  3. 2 and 4
  4. 3 and 4

Identify the sentence or parts of the sentence that are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. Then choose the most appropriate option.

1. Thanks to the coalition, we now have PCTs and hospitals that are confused, low in morale and have no clear idea of their future.

2. What may seem good political win for anti-Tory forces at Westminster feels like mayhem on the ground.

3. No responsible politician can afford to feel happy about “the pause” and the giant question mark hanging around the structural future of the NHS.

4. Labour has to have their own plan, which advances their own thinking post-government.

  1. Only 4
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 4
  4. 2, 3 and 4

Following question consists of four sentences on a topic. Some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

A. The balance of power will shift to the East as China and India evolve.

B. Rarely the economic ascent of two still relatively poor nations has been watched with such a mixture of awe, opportunism, and trepidation.

C. Postwar era witnessed economic miracles in Japan and South Korea, but neither was populous enough to power worldwide growth or change the game in a complete spectrum of industries.

D. China and India, by contrast, posses the weight and dynamism to transform the 21st-century global economy.

  1. C
  2. A & D
  3. C & D
  4. A, B & C

A part of sentence given below has been underlined. You have to Select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to borrow even as bank deposits flourished.

  1. bank deposits flourished
  2. bank deposits swelled
  3. bank deposits flummoxed
  4. bank deposits were enhanced

A part of sentence given below has been underlined. You have to Select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

The MP rose up to say that in her opinion, she thought the Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed on unanimously.

  1. rose up to say that, the Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed on
  2. rose to say that she thought the Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed
  3. rose to say that, in her opinion, the Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed on
  4. rose to say that, in her opinion, she thought that the Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed

A part of sentence given below has been underlined. You have to Select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to write at random speed.

  1. is to do speed writing
  2. is to write fast
  3. is to write randomly
  4. is to write at random

A part of sentence given below has been underlined. You have to Select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

It must be noticed that under no circumstance should the company go in for diversification.

  1. It should be noticed
  2. It must be pointed out
  3. It must be noted
  4. It must be noticed

A part of sentence given below has been underlined. You have to Select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

Bacon believes that the medical profession should be permitted to ease and quicken death where the end would otherwise only delay for a few days and at the cost of great pain.

  1. be delayed for a few days
  2. otherwise only delay for a few days and
  3. be delayed for a few days and
  4. be otherwise only delayed for a few days and

Fifty miles are a long distance to walk.

  1. is
  2. become
  3. be
  4. No improvement

Anil ought not to tell me your secret, but he did.

  1. to be telling
  2. tell
  3. to have told
  4. No improvement

Babu asked his friend, "Where you went yesterday?"

  1. "Where did you go yesterday?"
  2. "Where you had gone yesterday?"
  3. "Where you did go yesterday?"
  4. No improvement

I am living in this town since 1980.

  1. was living
  2. shall live
  3. have been living
  4. No improvement

Ramachandra Murthy and his family have been in Guyana from 1985.

  1. since
  2. about
  3. on
  4. No improvement

If I were you, I would do it at once.

  1. was
  2. am
  3. would be
  4. No Improvement