1997 SSC CGL Tier 1
Question Paper with Answer Key

1. Penicillin is extracted from ?
A. Yeast
B. Algae
C. Fungus
D. Lichen

2. Which is the effect of antigen in an ill person?
A. It increases the production of W.B.C.
B. It increases the production of antibiotics
C. It increases the production of anti-serum against bacteria
D. It prevents the growth of bacteria

3. Which among the following helps in circulation of blood?
A. Arithrocytus
B. Blood platelets
C. Monocytes
D. Lymphocytes

4. Which among the following elements increases the absorption of water and calcium in plants?
A. Manganese
B. Boron
C. Copper
D. Molybdenum

5. For which Diode is used ?
A. Modulation
B. Oscillation
C. Amplification
D. Purification

6. In which of the following styles of dance the story/theme is always taken from Mahabharata and Ramayana?
A. Odissi
B. Bharatanatyam
C. Kuchipudi
D. Mohiniattam

7. Which among the following is the following is the popular dance from the Maharashtra’s musical threatr?
A. Lavini
B. Nautanki
C. Tamasha
D. Gatha

8. Who among the following developed the technology of the ground nuclear explosion?
A. Dr. Homobaba
B. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
C. Dr. Raja Ramanna
D. Dr. P.K. Ayyingar

9. Which among the following was the first satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organization?
A. Bhaskar
B. Aryabhatta
C. Rohini

10. When Mahatma Gandhi was arrested, who among the following took over the leadership of Salt Satbagraha?
A. Vinoba Bhave
B. Sardar Vallabhai Patel
C. Maulana Abdul Azad
D. Abbas Tyabjee

11. In which session of Congress the demand of “Poorna Swaraj” was accepted as the aim of the congress?
A. Calcutta
B. Madras
C. Nagpur
D. Lahore

12. Who was the leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha?
A. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
B. Nehru
C. Sardar Vallabhai Patel
D. J.B. Kripalani

13. Where is the island of Man located?
A. Between Northern Ireland and England
B. Between France and England
C. Between Malaysia and Indonesia
D. Between cuba and Jamica

14. Which among the following types of coal produces most heat per unit?
A. Coal
B. Lignite
C. Anthracite
D. Pit

15. Which among the following waves is used for communication by artificial satellites?
A. Microwaves
B. Radio Waves
C. A.M
D. Frequency of 10^6 series

16. In which of the following we find difference in the sounds made by sitar and veena?
A. Pitch
B. Quality
C. Both 1 and 2
D. None of these

17. Which among the following statements is not correct?
A. Sound travels in straight line
B. Sound travels like waves
C. Sound is form energy
D. Sound travels faster in vacuum tubes

18. What happens when a ray of light enters slab of glass from air ?
A. Its wavelength decreases
B. Its wavelength increases
C. Its frequency Increases
D. Its frequency decreases

19. Due to which reason the larger iceberg melts down from lower surface instead of upper surface?
A. The lower surface of the melting ice cube remains hot
B. The ice lower surface is not pure
C. Due to more pressure in lower surface the melting point of ice decreases
D. The ice at upper surface is different

20. Which among the followings states has the best facility of hospitals?
A. Karnataka
B. Maharashtra
C. Kerala
D. West Bengal

21. Where is Muslim mosque situated where a hair of pagamber Mohammad Saheb has been persevered?
A. Ajmer
B. Ahmadabad
C. Srinagar
D. Mecca

22. Which wood will become useless soon after exposing in the open air?
A. Soft Wood
B. Fibrous wood
C. wet wood
D. Hard wood

23. Which among the following is a large spectrum Antibiotic?
A. Paracetamol
B. Penicillin
C. Amplicin
D. Chloramphenicol

24. What is found in frequency modulation?
A. Fixed frequency
B. Fixed Dimension
C. Change in frequency
D. change In dimension only

25. When the speed of car is doubled then what will be the braking force of the car to stop it in the same distance?
A. Four times
B. Two times
C. half
D. one-Fourth

26. The dimension of which of the following is the same as that of impulse?
A. Volume
B. Moventum
C. Torque
D. Change in the rate of Momentum

27. Which among the following is the fundamental quality?
A. Volume
B. Time
C. velocity
D. Rorce

28. Beryllium sulphate is less soluble in water due to
A. High Inflammable Energy
B. Low energy of Dissociation
C. Low Inflammable Energy
D. Lonic Band

29. What is the name of that system which uses radioactivity to decide the period of materials of pre-historic period?
A. Radium Plating
B. Uranium Plating
C. Carbon Dating
D. Deuterium Dating

30. Cement is made hard with ?
A. Dehydration
B. Hydration and dissociation of water
C. Dissociation of water
D. Polymerisation

31. When a ring of metal is heated what happens to its hole?
A. Expands
B. Contents
C. It expands or contracts according to its diameter
D. It expands or contracts according to its coefficient

32. If the diameter of a capillary is doubled, then the rise of water in it will
A. Two times
B. Half
C. Four Times
D. No chane

33. Why the needle of iron swims on water surface when it is kept gently?
A. It will remain under water when will displace more water than its weight
B. The density of needle is less than that of water
C. Due to surface tension
D. Due to its Shape

34. The mass of a star is two times the mass of the Sun. How it will come to an end?
A. Neutron star
B. Black Hole
C. White Dwarf
D. Red Giant

35. Rain drops fall from great height. Which among the following statement is true regarding it?
A. They fall with that ultimate velocity .which are different droplets
B. They fall with same ultimate Velocity
C. Their Velocity increases and fall with different velocity on earth
D. Their velocity Increases and they fall with the same Velocity

36. Which among the following is the least corrupt country according to Transparency International?
A. Switzerland
B. Singapore
C. Sweden
D. New Zealand

37. Which among the following policy of Life Insurance company is related to regular old-age pension?
A. jivan Kishore
B. Jivan Chanatya
C. Jivan Sanchay
D. None of these

38. Which among the following writs comes into the category of public litigation petition before High Court or Supreme Court?
A. A challenge to elections of the office bearers of political parties
B. Against political interferences
C. Against of the decision of lower court
D. Against general topic

39. On the administered price of which of the following articles not subsidy is given?
B. Atf
D. Kerosene oil

40. Which among the following statements is not true when there is an increase in interest rate in an economy?
A. increase in saving
B. Decrease in loan
C. increase in production cost
D. Increase in Capital return

41. What happens when a chemical bonds is formed?
A. Energy always absorbed
B. Energy in always released
C. More energy is released than is absorbed
D. Energy is neither released nor absorbed

42. Our bones and teeth are generally made of-
A. Tricalcium Phosphate
B. Fluropettie
C. Chloropettie
D. Hydrolith

43. World Buddhist Property Organization is situated at
A. New York
B. London
C. Paris
D. Zeneva

44. When did China start the Civil Services Examinations?
A. 6 AD
B. 1905
C. 1920
D. 1946

45. Which among the following is the most competitive country, according to World Economic Forum?
B. England
C. Singapore
D. Switzerland

46. Where was the first regular session of UN General Assembly held?
A. San Francisco
B. New York
C. London
D. Paris

47. Angora wool is extracted from-
A. Rabbit
B. Sheep
C. Fox
D. Goat

48. Which of the following diseases affects women easily than that of men?
A. Heart Attack
B. Hepatitis
C. Joint Arthritis
D. Arthritis

49. On which of the following techniques photo state machine works?
A. Magnetic image –Making
B. Thermal Image –Making
C. Electrostatic Image -Making
D. Electromagnetic image -making

50. How the interest level of a country is affected by FDI?
A. Increases
B. Decreases
C. remains Unaffected
D. There is increase or decrease

51. Which among the following intuitions is not related to United Nations?
A. Universal Postal Union
B. International Finance commission
C. World Meteorological Organization
D. International Confederation Of Free trade Union

52. Where is NS Ashwini anchored off?
A. Goa
B. Kochi
C. Mumbai
D. Visakhapatnam

53. Naokhali is situated in ?
A. West Bengal
B. Bangladesh
C. Tripura
D. Bihar

54. Which is the correct chronological order of following ‘Acharyas’?
A. Shankar-Ramanuja-Madhav-Shankar
B. Chaitanya -Ramanuja-Madhav-chaitanya
C. Ramanuja -Shankar-Chaitanya-Madhav
D. Madhav- Chaitanya- Ramanuja –Shankar

55. One Kilowatt hour is equal to ?
A. 3.6 Mega Joule
B. 3.8 Mega Joule
C. 3.2 Mega Joule
D. 4.0 Mega Joule

56. What is the minimum escape velocity of rocket to be launched?
A. 5 km/sec
B. 6 km/sec
C. 11 km/sec
D. 15 km/sec

57. Pituitary gland is located in
A. Brain
B. Kidney
C. Liver
D. Intestine

58. What is the limit of MG /DL of blood sugar in the normal person at the time of fast
A. 40-60
B. 120-150
C. 70-100
D. 160-200

59. What is the size of floppy diskette which is used normally?
A. 3 1/2”
B. 5”
C. 4”
D. 3”

60. In which of the following states wheat is not produced?
A. Maharashtra
B. Karnataka
C. Tamil Nadu
D. west Bengal

61. Which of the following statements is true when we see Rainbow?
A. We face sun and Rain Drops
B. the sun remains behind us and we face raindrops
C. In light rainfall ,we faces sun
D. The sky remains clear and sun is at Lower position in the sky

62. Which of the following statements is true regarding International Date Line?
A. It’s 180 degrees longitude
B. Its straight line
C. It’s a big circle
D. Its curved line beyond the earth

63. What is the interval between high tide and neap at a given place?
A. 12 hrs
B. 12:26 hrs
C. 15:30 minutes
D. 24 hrs

64. The sun lights is available 24 hours on the longest day at which of the following latitudes of the earth?
A. 49 degrees
B. 66 1/2 degrees
C. 63 degrees
D. 69 degrees 51 secs

65. On which of the following planate water cycle is available?
A. Jupiter
B. Earth
C. Mars
D. Venus

66. Which of the following city is situated in the farthest east?
A. Lucknow
B. Jabalpur
C. Hyderabad
D. Chennai

67. Which of the following districts is not situated in the terai of Uttar Pradesh ?
A. Pilibhit
B. Bahraich
C. lakhimpur
D. Hardoi

68. Which of the following Entrances test is essential to get admission in the educational institutions of America?

69. Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in the satyagraha in the year
A. 1906
B. 1908
C. 1913
D. 1917

70. Which among the following has least possibility of globalization?
A. Selection of labour force
B. Location of capital works
C. to manage resources for investment
D. increase in infrastructure

71. Which of the following is not a non custom duty obstacle in the world trade?
A. Quantity restriction
B. Establishment of standard labour in manufacture
C. Determination in import duty
D. Restrictions on goods quality

72. Which of the following is carbohydrate?
A. Nylon
B. Cane-Sugar
C. Turpentine
D. Hydrogen Peroxide

73. The cross section of stem of tree has fifty rings .what is the age of that tree?
A. 50 months
B. 5 years
C. 25 years
D. 50 years

74. Onion is modified form of ?
A. Leaf
B. Stem
C. Root
D. None of these

75. The pollination of maize takes place by ?
A. Self-pollination
B. Pollination by insects
C. Pollination by air
D. Pollination By rain

76. For Which Game Tiger Woods belongs to
A. Basketball
B. Football
C. Golf
D. Pole-Vault

77. Which among the following form the first cabinet of Independent India was responsible mass religious conversion?
A. Dr .S.P. Mukherjee
B. Dr. John Mathai
C. Sardar Baldev Singh
D. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

78. The author of the book Cosmos is ?
A. Carl Sagan
B. Issaq Asimov
C. Arthur C Clarke
D. Michael Christian

79. Which among the following is not the outcome of the decrease in Prime Lending Rate
A. To raise Bank loan
B. Decline in saving Rate
C. Decline in Productivity
D. Increased Demand of Consumer Products

80. The capital city of Day do established by the Kublai Khan is situated at ?
A. Samarqand
B. Beijing
C. Ulan Bator
D. Alma Atta

81. Which of the following numbers can be obtained by inverting the order the digits and multiplying by an integer?
A. 3768
B. 4893
C. 6294
D. 9801

82. If the radius of the cylinder and of a sphere having the same volume as that cylinder is Y then what is the height of that cylinder?
A. 3/2 r
B. 2/3 r
C. 4/3 r
D. 3/4 r

83. What is the width of goal post in the game football?
A. 20 feet
B. 22 feet
C. 24 feet
D. 26 feet

84. The decimal system of Indian Currency was started in
A. 1950
B. 1955
C. 1957
D. 1960

85. Which amongst the following chronology is correct regarding four ‘samwatas’ ?
A. Gupta-Gregorian-Hizri-Saka
B. Georgian -Saka-Hizri-Gupta
C. Saka-Georgian -Hizri Gupta
D. Hazri-Gupta-Georgian-Saka

86. The Rajiv Gandhi Sadhvawana Puraskar for the year 1997 was given to?
A. Dr Nelson Mandela
B. Dr. Julius Nyerere
C. Mother Teresa
D. Lata Mangeshkar

87. The home of Gargi, Maitrey, and Kapila was at?
A. Vidhisa
B. Ujjain
C. Pataliputra
D. Mithila

88. How much calorie of energy is released by a boiled egg?
A. 40
B. 50
C. 60
D. 77

89. If people’s income of a country is denoted in a curved line space that it has increased, then what does it denote?
A. The income is increasing
B. The income is decreasing
C. Dissimilarity is decreasing in income distribution
D. Dissimilarity is increasing in income distribution

90. In which of their following states maximum iron ore is found?
A. FeCo3
B. Fe2O3
C. Fe304
D. FeS2

91. The author of the famous Indian book of astrology ‘Panchsidddhantika is-
A. Varahmihir
B. Bhaskar
C. Aryabhatta
D. Brahma Gupta

92. In India ‘Siberian crane’ can be found in?
A. Sasangir Bird sanctuary
B. Rathambore Bird Sanctuary
C. Dachigam Park
D. Keoladeva Ghana Bird sanctuary

93. In which of the following dialects kabir wrote?
A. Avadhi
B. Bhojpuri
C. BBrijbasha
D. Maithili

94. Which area of India was known as avantika in ancient times?
A. Avadh
B. Ruhelkhand
C. Bumdelkhand
D. Matwa

95. From which of the following countries rubber plant was brought into India for plantation?
A. Malaya
B. Brazil
C. Venegula
D. Indonesia

96. Which among the following correctly represents the ‘ice bird’?
A. It is ship which is used in the melting of ice and ride the 14th Indian Antarctic Research Team
B. This is a Chinese Research Centre in Antarctica
C. It is name of new missile of the USA
D. This is the largest passenger plane of Ukraine

97. Why radiologists do not take direct X-ray photograph of intestine?
A. Interlines are affected by the direct exposure to X-rays
B. X- rays cannot cross intestine
C. X-rays are not able to capture clear picture
D. Even short exposure of X-rays causes cancer in intestine

98. Utter Ramcharit has been written by ?
A. Harsha
B. Tulsidas
C. Bhavabhuti
D. Shudrak

99. What was the basis of transfer of power to India on 15th August by?
A. On this day Indian Nationals congress had demanded poorna swaraj
B. On this day Gandhi started the Quit India Movement
C. Anniversary of formation of the interim government
D. Anniversary of surrender of Japanese army before Admiral Mountbatten

100. “All the four quantum numbers of two electronics in an atom are not the same.” is a Principle of?
A. Hund’s
B. Exclusion principle of the Pauli
C. Uncertainty Principle Heisenberg
D. Avogadro’s Law

In following questions read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error; the answer is d:. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.).

101. You must either (a) / be regular with your studies (b) / and study for longer period before the examination, (c)/ No error (d)
A. You must either
B. Be regular with your studies
C. And study for longer period before the examination
D. No error

102. The new taxation rates (a) / announced by the government (b) / are bound to effect the export sector, (c) / No error (d)
A. The new taxation rates
B. Announced by the government
C. Are bound to effect the export sector
D. No error

103. These days, job opportunities are not as better (a) / as they used to be (b) / in the early 70’s, (c) / No error (d)
A. These days, job opportunities are not as better
B. As they used to be
C. In the early 70’s
D. No error

104. When viewed with his point of view, the (a) / entire episode assumes (b) / a different colour altogether, (c) / No error d(d).
A. When viewed with his point of view, the
B. Entire episode assumes
C. different color altogether
D. No error

105. On many occasions (a) / we did helped the poor (b) / people by way of giving them food and clothes to put on. (c) / No error (d)
A. On many occasions
B. We did helped the poor
C. People by way of giving them food and clothes to put on
D. No error

106. Unless it is accepted to both the parties, an (a) / arbitrator would be of no (b) / use to settle this dispute, (c) / No error (d).
A. Unless it is accepted to both the parties, an
B. Arbitrator would be of no
C. Use to settle this dispute.
D. No error

107. Although the manager was keen on getting the work (a) / done through Sudhir yesterday, (b) / he tries to avoid it. (c) / No error (d).
A. Although the manager was keen on getting the work
B. Done through Sudhir yesterday
C. He tries to avoid it
D. No error

108. The various consequences of (a) / the decision taken by the (b) / finance ministry was not foreseen by the bureaucrats, (c) / No error (d).
A. The various consequences of
B. The decision taken by the
C. Finance ministry was not foreseen by the bureaucrats
D. No error

109. I never considered him to be a person who would (a) / go back on his promise and (d) / then do not even apologise, (c) / No error (d).
A. I never considered him to be a person who would
B. Go back on his promise and
C. Then do not even apologies
D. No error

110. Having finished at school (a) / Raghu thought of going to Bombay in (b) / search of some job. (c) / No error (d)
A. Having finished at school
B. Raghu thought of going to Bombay in
C. Search of some job
D. No error

In following questions sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

111. The flash of the torch_____ a cobra.
A. Exposed
B. Displayed
C. Disclosed
D. Revealed

112. He_____ himself a stiff drink before making his statement to the police officer.
A. Threw
B. Poured
C. Filled
D. Sipped

113. It was his______ that led him to penury.
A. Flamboyance
B. Arrogance
C. Extravagance
D. Ebullience

114. Gita was known to be a______ ; so nobody entrusted any important work to her.
A. Joker
B. Worker
C. Shocker
D. Shirker

115. The statue was so_____ that people stared at it in horror.
A. Grotesque
B. Exquisite
C. Beatific
D. Cumbersome

116. He was caught red-handed and could not____ the charges.
A. Refute
B. Refuse
C. Rebuke
D. Revoke

117. Unhappy about the treatment meted out to her, Shanti____ demanded justice.
A. Sumptuously
B. Voraciously
C. Spasmodically
D. Vociferously

118. The police sprayed tear gas______ on the protesters.
A. Indirectly
B. Intensively
C. Indifferently
D. Indiscriminately

119. We are happy to_____ the receipt of your order No. 4071 dated 13.3.96.
A. Admit
B. Accept
C. Acknowledge
D. Respond

120. All jobs are respectable______ of their nature.
A. Irrelevant
B. Immaterial
C. Irresponsible
D. Irrespective

In following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given.

A. Depressing
B. Disgusting
C. Arrogant
D. Filthy

A. Case
B. Coupon
C. contract
D. Settlement

A. Indifference
B. Sympathy
C. Respect
D. Flattery

A. Repeal
B. Destroy
C. Delay
D. Dismiss

A. Ambitious
B. Determined
C. Talkative
D. Fearless

In following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

A. Amuse
B. Welcome
C. Entertain
D. Host

127. DENSE
A. Scarce
B. Slim
C. Sparse
D. Lean

A. Prodigious
B. Selfless
C. Extravagant
D. Ostentatious

A. Restore
B. Liberate
C. Exonerate
D. Distract

A. Strife
B. Annoyance
C. Cruelty
D. Mischief

In following questions four words are given out of which only one is misspelt. Find that misspelt word.

131. 31
A. Combination
B. Exaggeration
C. Hallucination
D. Admonition

132. 32
A. Sacrosanct
B. Sacrelege
C. Sacred
D. Sacrament

133. 33
A. Alliteration
B. Allowance
C. Almighty
D. Almanac

134. 34
A. Idiosyncrasy
B. Idealize
C. Idiocy
D. Ideology

135. 35
A. Jaundice
B. Jasmine
C. Javelin
D. Jarring

In following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase given bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase.

136. For his alleged involvement in espionage, he is under a cloud these days.
A. Experiencing cloudy weather
B. Enjoying favourable luck
C. Under suspicion
D. Under observation

137. We have appealed to him again and again; there is no use flogging a dead horse now.
A. Repeating our request
B. Making him see reason
C. Beating about the bush
D. Wasting time in useless effort

138. We shouldn’t ‘look down upon the wretched of the earth.
A. Sympathies with
B. Hate intensely
C. Be indifferent to
D. Regard with contempt

139. Because of his misbehaviour, he is bound to face the music.
A. Get finished
B. Get reprimanded
C. Feel sorry
D. Listen to the music

140. The working of the’ factory was disrupted on account of a token strike by the workers..
A. Total strike
B. Carefully planned strike
C. Short strike held as a warning
D. Sudden can of strike

141. By opposing his proposal I fell foul of him.
A. Quarrelled with
B. Felt annoyed with
C. Agreed with
D. Did not agree with

142. Those who work by fits and starts seldom show good results.
A. Rarely
B. Disinterestedly
C. irregularly
D. regularly

143. The new manager thought that he would give employees enough rope for the first six months after which he would check the work done himself.
A. Many directives and orders
B. Sufficient advice
C. All the material they needed
D. Enough freedom for action

144. He was all at sea when he began his new Job.
A. Happy
B. Sad
C. Puzzled
D. Triumphant

145. The sweeping statement by the boss left the conscientious workers disgusted.
A. Rash statement
B. Unpremeditated statement
C. Thoughtless statement
D. Generalised statement

In following questions out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.

146. A person with a long experience of any occupation
A. Veteran
B. Genius
C. Seasoned
D. Ambidextrous

147. Words written on a tomb
A. Epithet
B. Epigraph
C. Soliloquy
D. Epitaph

148. Stealthily done
A. Devious
B. Nefarious
C. Surreptitious
D. Villainous

149. Something no longer in use
A. Desolate
B. Absolute
C. Obsolete
D. Primitive

150. One not concerned with right or wrong
A. Moral
B. Amoral
C. Immoral
D. Immortal

151. A person who opposes war or use of military force
A. Fascist
B. Pacifist
C. Narcissist
D. Fatalist

152. Severely abusive writing in journals
A. Imaginary
B. Speculative
C. Scurrilous
D. Sarcastic

153. Call upon God or any other power (like law) etc. for help or protection
A. Invocation
B. Involution
C. Inundation
D. Revocation

154. Fear of being enclosed in a small closed space
A. Agoraphobia
B. Claustrophobia
C. Xenophobia
D. Paranoia

155. One who has become dependent on something or drugs is
A. Adamant
B. Edict
C. Addict
D. Derelict

In following questions the sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice.

156. They first sun-dried the garbage for one to three days to bring down the moisture level.
A. The moisture level was brought down by sun-drying the garbage for one to three days
B. One to three days of sun-drying brought down the moisture level of the garbage
C. The moisture level of the garbage came down when it was sun- dried for one to three day
D. The garbage was first sun-dried for one to three days to bring down the moisture level

157. Women like men to flatter them.
A. Men are liked by women to flatter them
B. Women like to be flattered by men
C. Women like that men should flatter them
D. Women are liked to be flattered by men

158. What one must do, one must do properly.
A. What must be. done, must be done properly
B. It must be done properly what one must do
C. It must be done what one must do properly
D. One must do properly what has to be done

159. Look at the poll results – do they inspire hope?
A. Let the poll results be looked – is hope inspired by them?
B. Let the poll results be looked at – has hope been inspired by them?
C. Let the poll results be looked at – is hope being inspired by them?
D. Let the poll results be looked at – is hope inspired by them?

160. It is your duty to make tea at eleven O’ clock.
A. You are asked to make tea at eleven O’clock
B. Your are required to make tea at eleven O’clock
C. You are supposed to make tea at eleven O’clock
D. Tea is to be made by you at eleven O’clock

In Following questions the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q Rand S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct:

161. 1. The traveller said, “Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?”
P. “Do you want one in which you can spend the night?”
Q. “Yes”, said the peasant.
R. “Go right down the road and turn to the left.”
S. “Yes”, replied the traveller.
6. “Thank a lot.”

162. 1. Money is not the root of all evils.
P. Or, what about the desire for power driving people to horrible crimes?
Q. Even purposeless cruelty can be seen in many instances of evil behaviour.
R. For example, neither teachers nor parents profit in any way by torturing children.
S. The evils of sexual offenders are not motivated by financial gains.
6. No, we can only say that money is the root of some evils.

163. 1. Even the smallest insect of the living world is made up of a large number of cells.
P. Furthermore, the cells in these small creatures widely differ in their structure and function. Q. An ant, or a gnat, for example, is composed of hundreds of thousands of cells.
R Even a mite has cells making up its skeletal structure.
S. It also has cells dedicated to digestive and reproductive functions.
6. The cell system of small organisms is microscopic but marvellous, isn’t it?

164. 1. Advocates of space programme argue for spending huge amounts of money on exploring Mars.
P. But there is no firm evidence of any valuable mineral that can be extracted from Mars, and transported to Earth.
Q. Worst, nobody has any idea what undesirable microbes or poisonous materials we will be importing from Mars.
R. They are also unrealistic about the cost of transportation that will be involved in interplanetary movement of men and materials.
S. These enthusiasts argue that Mars could be a perennial source of materials for us earthlings.
6. Our race to Mars is likely to be a wild goose chase:

165. 1. When a light passenger plane flew off the course some time ago, it crashed in the mountains and its pilot was killed.
P. Snow lay thick on the ground.
Q. It was the middle of winter.
R. The woman knew that nearest village was miles away.
S. The only passengers, a young woman and her two baby daughters, were unhurt.
6. When it grew dark,- she turned a suitcase into a bed and put the children inside it, covering them with all the clothes she could find.

166. 1. The lead story
P. at 4 AM
Q. in tonight’s news
R. concerns the fire
S. which engulfed the Columbia College
6. this morning.

167. 1. In less than a week
P. the processor controlled exchange
Q. have restored the functioning of
R. which had suffered
S. the telecommunication people
6. a major disaster

168. 1. As my jogging-enthusiast sister
P. was often bothered by neighbourhood dogs
Q. stick in hand
R. has husband started to accompany her on a bicycle.
S. On her daily run
6. To word off any attackers.

169. 1. An electrical circuit
P. which is
Q. of wires
R. designed to
S. is a circle
6. carry electricity

170. 1. We have pleasure
P. a double room with bath
Q. for five days from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8
R. that we have reserved
S. in informing you
6. both days inclusive

In Following questions to a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as a:, b: and c: which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is d:.

171. On one occasion he persuaded me to accompany him on a shooting expedition he was planning.
A. Has planned
B. Had planned
C. Planned
D. No improvement

172. We have no less than a thousand students in our College.
A. We have not less than a thousand students in our College
B. We have no less than thousand students in our College
C. We have no fewer than a thousand students in our College
D. No improvement

173. When she regained consciousness she was stretched in the ditch out, soaked to the skin.
A. Out in the ditch stretched
B. On the ditch outstretched
C. Outstretched in the ditch
D. No improvement

174. Too little is known by this time about possible side-effects of the drug.
A. Presently
B. In the end
C. Beforehand
D. No improvement

175. If you want to save money you must get rid of shopping.
A. Cut down on
B. Get on with
C. Put up with
D. No improvement

176. The loud and incessant chatter worries your father who is trying to concentrate.
A. Aggravates
B. Annoys
C. Irritates
D. No improvement

177. Not only they went to see a film, they had dinner out as well.
A. Did they go
B. They didn’t go
C. Didn’t they go
D. No improvement

178. Birds sit on the boughs of trees in my garden and with their sweet notes fill the air with music.
A. Fill their sweet notes in the air
B. By their sweet notes fill the air
C. Fill the air by their sweet notes
D. No improvement

179. India will enter the league of major developed nations as a space giant within a short time.
A. Energy
B. Force
C. Power
D. No improvement

180. Many a man would welcome the opportunity.
A. Many man
B. A many man
C. Many a men
D. No improvement

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
The library, if used properly, is invaluable in helping you develop discernment. It is rich…. (81).…information that goes for beyond the….(82)….of anyone text book or course …. (83)….your text book author does not make a particular….(84).…clear and you feel the need….(85).…another description in greater detail…….. (86).…in other words, go to the library and …… (87)……… other books on the subject. By calling …… (88)….. two or three writers dealing with the ….(89)….topic, you will find some….(90)….of certain facts. In seeking additional sources, you will have gained immeasurably, for you will have seen what several experts perceive as being particularly important on a common subject.

181. 81
A. Of
B. For
C. In
D. With

182. 82
A. Pages
B. Limits
C. Confines
D. Limitations

183. 83
A. If
B. While
C. When
D. Suppose

184. 84
A. Information
B. Entry
C. Explanation
D. Point

185. 85
A. For
B. Of
C. To
D. About

186. 86
A. Or
B. But
C. Though
D. However

187. 87
A. Verify
B. Identify
C. Check
D. Collect

188. 88
A. For
B. Up
C. Forth
D. Upon

189. 89
A. Actual
B. Specific
C. Correct
D. Same

190. 90
A. Description
B. Clarification
C. Explanation
D. Evidence

You have brief passage with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
What, one wonders, is the lowest common denominator: of Indian culture today? The attractive Hema Malini? The songs of vividh Bharati? Or the mouth-watering Masala Dosa? Delectable as these may be, each yields pride of place to that false (?) symbol of a new era – the synthetic fibre. In less than twenty years the nylon sari and the terylene shirt have swept the countryside, penetrated to the farthest comers of the land and persuaded every common man, woman and child that the key to success in the present day world lies in artificial fibres: glass nylon, crepe nylon, tery mixes, polyesters and what have you. More than the bicycles, the wristwatch or the transistor radio, synthetic clothes have come to represent the first step)’ away from the village square. The village lass treasures the e flashy nylon sari in her trousseau most lovingly; the village youth gets a great kick out of his cheap terry cot shirt and u trousers, the nearest he can approximate to the expensive s synthetic sported by his wealthy city bred contemporaries. And the Neo-rich craze for ‘phoren’ is nowhere more apparent a than in the price that people will pay for smuggled, stolen, begged or borrowed second hand or thrown away synthetics. Alas, even the unique richness of the traditional tribal costume is being fast eroded by the deadening uniformity of nylon.

191. ‘The lowest common denominator1 of the Indian culture today is
A. Hema Malini
B. songs of Vividh Bharati
C. Masala Dosa
D. synthetic fibre

192. The synthetic fibre has
A. Always been popular in India
B. Become popular during the last twenty years
C. Never been popular in India
D. Been as popular as other kinds of fibre

193. The latest symbol of modernity for the rural people is
A. The bicycle
B. The wristwatch
C. The transistor
D. The synthetic cloth

194. The term ‘Neo-rich’ means
A. The aristocracy
B. The industrialists
C. The newly rich people
D. The common people

195. The tone of the passage is
A. Tragic
B. Ironic
C. Sombre
D. Satiric

You have brief passage with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language – so the argument runs – must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes. Underneath this lies the half-conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for our own purposes. Now it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits, one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards political regeneration; so the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writer.

196. Many people believe that nothing can be done about the English language because
A. Bad habits spread by imitation.
B. We live in a decadent civilization.
C. There are too may bad writers.
D. People are too lazy to change their bad habits.

197. The author believes that.
A. it’s now too late to do anything about the problem.
B. language is a natural growth and cannot be shaped for our own purposes.
C. the decline in the language can be stopped.
D. the process of an increasingly bad language cannot be stopped.

198. The author believes that the first step towards the political regeneration of the language would be
A. Taking the necessary trouble to avoid bad habits
B. Avoiding being frivolous about it
C. Clear thinking
D. For professional writers to help

199. The author believes that
A. English is becoming ugly.
B. Bad language habits are inevitable.
C. Our thoughts are becoming uglier because we are making the language uglier.
D. Our civilization is decadent so nothing can be done to stop the decline of the language.

200. What causes bad language in the end?
A. The bad influence of individual writers
B. The imitation of bad language habits
C. Political and economic causes
D. An assumption that nothing can be done about it.


1. C
2. D
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4. B
5. D
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9. B
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79. C
80. B
81. D
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111. D
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119. C
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159. D
160. C
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162. A
163. D
164. A
165. C
166. B
167. D
168. B
169. A
170. B
171. B
172. C
173. C
174. A
175. A
176. C
177. C
178. C
179. C
180. D
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182. B
183. A
184. D
185. A
186. A
187. A
188. B
189. D
190. B
191. D
192. B
193. D
194. C
195. C
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198. A
199. C
200. C