2001 SSC CGL Tier 1
Question Paper with Answer Key

1. Who is the athlete who set the maximum number (6) of the world records in span of 45 minutes?
A. Michael Johnson
B. Jesse Owens
C. Florence G. Joyner
D. Carl lewis

2. Which of the following gases is present under pressure in soft drinks?
A. Oxygen
B. Nitrogen
C. Carbon Dioxide
D. Nitrous Oxide

3. Who is the goal-keeper who played in five Football World Cup tournaments?
A. Antonio carbajal
B. Gerd Muller
C. Lothar Matthaeus
D. Bryan Robson

4. Typhoid fever is caused by ?
A. Virus
B. Bacteria
C. Fungus
D. Allergy

5. Which of the following rivers flow in Germany?
A. Science
B. Volga
C. Danube
D. Thames

6. The presence of a lion in the forest is essential in order to?
A. Keep the trees safe from felling
B. Add beauty in the forests
C. Save the Pastures from being over grazed
D. Keep the other carnivores animals away

7. The West to east extension of the Himalayas is from?
A. Indus George to Dhihanf George
B. K2 to chomolhari
C. Nanga Parbat to Namche Barwa
D. Rakaposhi to Lohit river

8. Where is the Bandipur National Park?
A. Rajasthan
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Karnataka
D. Assam

9. Most of the devastating earthquakes are usually caused by ?
A. Eustatic Movement
B. Isotactic Movement
C. Collision Movement
D. Volcanic eruption

10. Which one of the following has the highest wind velocity?
A. Typhoon
B. Hurricane
C. Cyclone
D. Tornado

11. The substance which does not expand on going from liquid state to solid state is?
A. Water
B. Cast-iron
C. Aluminium
D. Type Metal

12. A person standing on a railway platform listens to the whistles of arriving and departing trains. The whistle heard is
A. The same in both cases in all respects
B. Of higher intensity when train arrives
C. Of higher Pitch when trains arrives
D. Of higher Pitch when train departs

13. George Bernard Shaw, the great dramatist, was ?
A. An irisn Man
B. An Englishman
C. A Scotsman
D. A welsh

14. Holography is a technique of ?
A. Recording a permanent, sharp two dimensional black and white multi color photograph
B. Recording a permanent, three dimensional multi color photograph
C. Recording a permanent, sharp three dimensional black and white multi color photograph
D. Recording a permanent, sharp two dimensional single or multi color photograph

15. The Bahmani kingdom was founded by?
A. Ahmad Shah 1
B. Alauddin Hassan
C. Mahmud Gawan
D. Firuz Shah Bahmani

16. The Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in Rajasthan were built by the followers of?
A. Buddhist
B. Jainism
C. Hinduism
D. Sikhism

17. In the third Battle of Panipat, the Marathas were defeated by
A. The Afghans
B. The Mughals
C. The English
D. The French

18. Sati was prohibited by?
A. Warren Hastings
B. Lord Wellesley
C. Lord William Bentinck
D. Lord Dalhousie

19. What amidst the following is not true of the general electoral roll prepared through the agency of the Election Commission? It is to be used for elections to the ?
A. Lok Sabha
B. Panchayat Raj and Nagar palika Institutions
C. State Legislative Assemblies
D. State Legislative councils

20. Which of the following categories of citizens of the prescribed age may be registered as a voter?
A. Bankrupt
B. Convicted for certain crimes
C. Non- Resident Citizen
D. Mentally Unsound

21. What is ‘Barak’?
A. A Barrage on river Brahmaputra
B. A peak in kargil
C. A ship based missile system
D. Residential complex on Army Unit

22. Who is the latest ‘Bharat Ratna’ award among the following who had performed at the historic function at the Red Fort on the 15th August, 1947?
A. M.S. Subbalaxmi
B. Ustad Bismillah Khan
C. Pt. Ravi Shankar
D. Lata Mangeskar

23. Who is the Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Committee?
A. Mary Robison
B. Sadako Ogata
C. P.N. Bhagwat
D. Gro Harlem

24. What is “NMD”?
A. New Monetary devices
B. National Meteorological Department
C. Space Based missile system by USA
D. New Monroe Doctrine

25. Under which Act/Policy was the BIFR established?
A. Industrial Policy of 1980
B. Companies Act
C. Sick Industries Act
D. MTRP act

26. The theory of distribution relates to which of the following?
A. The distribution of assets
B. The distribution of income
C. The distribution of factor payments
D. Equality in the Distribution of the income and wealth

27. If an industry is characterised by economies of scale then?
A. Barriers to entry are not very large
B. Long run units costs of products decreases as the quantity the firm produces increases
C. Capital requirements are small due to efficiency of the large scale operations
D. The costs of entry into markets are likely to be substantial

28. Say’s Law of Market holds that ?
A. Supply not equal to demand
B. Supply creates its own supply
C. Supply is greater than demand
D. demands creates its own demand

29. Movement along the same demand curve is known as?
A. Extension and contraction of Demand
B. Increases and Decrease of Demand
C. Contraction of supply
D. Increase of supply

30. Speed of wind is measured by?
A. Barometer
B. Hygrometer
C. Thermometer
D. Anemometer

31. Which one is not a non-conventional energy source?
A. Nuclear Energy
B. Solar Energy
C. Wind Energy
D. tidal Power

32. Which of the following blood group is a universal recipients?
A. A
B. B
D. O

33. Where are the ‘Todas’ found?
A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Arunachal Pradesh

34. A special type of well in which water rises automatically under the pressure of a column of water to the ground surface through a hole is known as?
A. Artesian well
B. Spring
C. hot spring
D. Geyster

35. The soil water which is of the greatest importance to the plant life is?
A. Gravitational water
B. Capillary water
C. Hygroscopic Water
D. Combined Water

36. Which of the following oceans has the shape of the English alphabet S?
A. Artisan Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Atlantic ocean
D. Pacific Ocean

37. Rod shaped bacteria is called?
A. Ballicus
B. Spirillum
C. Cocus
D. Coma

38. The Montreal Protocol 1987 refers to?
A. Saving the biodiversity of our planet
B. Signing accord on the peaceful uses of the atomic Energy
C. Signing of an accord on keeping the Antarctic as Nuclear free Zone
D. Saving Ozone layer from its destruction

39. The colour of loamy soil is?
A. Breenish Brown
B. Blueish Brown
C. Yellowish brown
D. Blackish Brown

40. The animal which has become extinct recently in India happens to be ?
A. Golden cat
B. cheetah
C. Woolly wolf
D. Rhinoceros

41. The production of Onion is highest in ?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Maharashtra
D. Andhra Pradesh

42. All the progeny obtained from a single plant by vegetative propagation are called?
A. Clones
B. Pure Lines
C. Indred Lines
D. Pedigree lines

43. The maximum permissible gap between two sessions of the Parliament is?
A. 3 Months
B. 4 Months
C. 5 Months
D. 6 Months

44. The system of judicial review originated in?
A. India
B. Germany
C. Russian

45. Right to vote is mentioned in the parts of the Constitutional relating to?
A. Fundamental Rights
B. Union Legislature
C. State Legislature
D. Election

46. A law can be enacted, or executive order issued, even contrary to Article 19 during proclamation of emergency?
A. Caused by war or external aggression
B. Caused by internal armed rebellion
C. Caused by constitutional Break Down
D. Caused by Financial Break Down

47. Boyle’s Law holds good for any gas at?
A. High temperature and low pressures
B. High temperature and high pressures
C. Low temperature and high pressures
D. low temperature and low pressures

48. An ice block with a piece of lead embedded in it floats in water. If ice melts the water level?
A. Rises
B. Falls
C. Remain same
D. Falls first then rises

49. The velocity of heat radiation in vacuum is?
A. Equal to the light
B. Less than that of light
C. Greater than that of light
D. Equal to that of sound

50. Trade winds are due to?
A. Conduction
B. Convection
C. Radiation
D. Scattering

51. What inspired the paintings of Ajanta?
A. Compassionate Buddha
B. Radha-Krishna leela
C. Jain Thirthankas
D. Mahabharata encounters

52. The Jawahar Tunnel, the largest in India is located in?
A. Himachal Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. West Bengal
D. Jammu Kashmir

53. Ozone-hole in the atmosphere is largely caused by the presence of?
A. Oxygen
B. Hydrogen
C. Chlorofluorocarbon
D. Exclusive marketing features

54. What is USP in marketing field?
A. Uninterrupted power supply
B. Universal standards of products
C. US programme based
D. Exclusive marketing features

55. What is the maximum amount of investment in the shares of debentures of notified companies like the ICICI, the IDBI etc. That will entitle a rebate in income tax up to 20% of the amount invested?
A. 80000
B. 60000
C. 20000
D. 10000

56. Which authority recommends the principles governing the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the states out of the Consolidated fund of India?
A. Public accounts Committee
B. Union Ministry
C. Finance Commission
D. Interstate Council

57. RBI does not transact the business of which of the following state governments?
A. Nagaland
B. Assam
C. J&K
D. Rajasthan

58. What is the longest mountain range in the world above sea level?
A. Andes Mountains
B. Himalayas
D. Pyrenees Himalayas

59. Which of the following rivers makes an estuary?
A. Krishna
B. Mahanadi
C. Godavari
D. Narmada

60. The term Roaring forties is related to the?
A. Trade winds
B. Planetary winds
C. Wester lines
D. Polar Winds

61. Which of the following non-members of Parliament has the right to address it?
A. Attorney General of India
B. Solicitor general of India
C. Chief Justice of India
D. Chief election commissioner

62. The Preamble of the Indian Constitution was for the first time amended by the?
A. 24th amendment
B. 42nd amendment
C. 44th amendment
D. None of the above

63. Who regulates the slots where the geosynchronous satellites should be placed?
A. UN secretary general
B. International Telecommunication Union
D. Glavkosmos

64. What is the implication of the Central Government granting “Special Status” to a State?
A. Substantial large central assistance will be in as grants in aid
B. The extent of loan as percentage of total assistance will be low
C. Current account budgetary deficit will be bridged by the central Govt
D. Both 1 and 2

65. What is Sponge?
A. Fungus
B. Fossil
C. Plant
D. Animal

66. The radio-active element used in heart pacemakers is?
A. Uranium
B. Deuterium
C. Plutonium
D. Radium

67. The chemical that is used in making artificial rain is?
A. Silver Nitrate
B. Silver Iodide
C. Silver Nitrite
D. Silver Chloride

68. The element which is commonly used in nuclear for producing electricity by nuclear fission is?
A. Radium
B. Plutonium
C. Uranium
D. Deuterium

69. Which of the following blood groups may be present in the children of a couple having blood groups A and B, respectively?
A. A and B
B. A ,B and AB
D. AB only

70. The writer who refused the Novel Prize for literature was?
A. Winston Churchill
B. Jean Paul Sartre
C. Boris Pasternak
D. Premchand

71. Le Corbusier, the architecture of Chandigarh was a national of?
A. Netherlands
B. Portugal
C. U.K
D. France

72. Alberuni came to India with?
A. Mahmud of Ghazni
B. Alexander
C. Babur
D. Timur

73. Who among the following decides if a particular Bill is a Money bill or not?
A. President
B. Speaker of Lok sabha
C. Chairman of Rajya sabha
D. Finance Minister

74. The Trade Union Affiliated with the Congress Party is?
A. All India Trade Union Congress
B. Indian National Trade Union
C. Centre for India Trade Unions
D. Hind Mazdoor Sabha

75. The following article of the Indian Constitution abolished the practice of untouchability?
A. Article 14
B. Article 18
C. Article 17
D. Article 19

76. One of the following is an odd combination. Which is that?
A. Fascism –Dictatorship
B. Individualism-State Control
C. Mahatma Gandhi- Non Violence
D. IBRD –Loans

77. The Simon Commission was formed to review?
A. Legislatures in India
B. Fitness of Indian For further reforms
C. The Position of Viceroy
D. A constitution for India

78. The Upper House of the Legislature is more powerful than the Lower house in?
A. Britain
B. France
C. Sri Lanka
D. United states of America

79. Where did Aurangzeb die?
A. Ahmed Nagar
B. Aurangabad
C. Allahabad
D. Lahore

80. Where are the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier housed?
A. Velankanni , Chennai
B. Se cathedral ,Velha Goa
C. Basilica of Bom Jesus ,Goa
D. St. Xavier’s Church

81. Who was the first Caliph?
A. Sulaiman The Great
B. Abu Bakar
C. Iman Husain
D. Constantine

82. Who among the following was the first to invade India?
A. Xerxes
B. Alexander
C. Darius -1
D. Seleucus

83. Which of the following diseases is caused by a virus
A. Poliomyelitis
B. Malaria
C. Whooping Cough
D. Ring Worm

84. Which of the following is known as Vitamin B1 ?
A. Retinol
B. Thiamine
C. Riboflavin
D. Ascorbic Acid

85. Which of the following is true?
A. DNA is the genetic material in the most of the Organism
B. RNA is the genetic material in most of the Viruses and Bacteria
C. DNA is the genetic material in all viruses
D. RNA is the genetic material in all viruses

86. Pathogenic bacteria secrete?
A. Antigens
B. Antibodies
C. Hormones
D. Interferon’s

87. Table salt gets moist during rainy season because?
A. Sodium Chloride is hygroscopic
B. Sodium Chloride is deliquescent
C. Sodium Chloride contains some quantity of sodium iodide
D. Sodium Chloride contains hygroscopic impurities like Magnesium chloride

88. A tax is characterised by horizontal equity if its liability is?
A. Proportional to Income Tax payers
B. Similar to taxpayers in similar circumstances
C. Proportional to the expenditure of tax payers
D. The same for every Tax payer

89. What a leasing company provide?
A. Machinery and capital equipment on hiring
B. Legal Guidance in establishment in an enterprise
C. Office Accommodation on Hire
D. Technical consultation and experts fee

90. When too much money is chasing too few goods, the situation is?
A. Deflation
B. Inflation
C. Recession
D. Stagflation

91. When there is a change in demand leading to a shift of the Demand Curve to the right, at the same price as before, the quantity demanded will?
A. Decrease
B. Increase
C. Remains Same
D. Contract

92. The income elasticity of demand being greater than once, the commodity must be?
A. Necessity
B. Luxury
C. An inferior Good
D. None of these

93. ‘Marginal efficiency of capital is?
A. Expected rate of return on new Investment
B. Expected rate of existing investment
C. Difference between rate of profit and rate of interest
D. Value of input per unit of capital invested

94. Buoyancy of a tax is defined as?
A. Percentage increase in Tax revenue / Percentage increase in Tax base
B. Increase in tax revenue / Percentage increase in Tax coverage
C. Increase in tax revenue / increase in Tax base
D. Percentage increase in Tax revenue / increase in Tax coverage

95. Which of the following is used as a lubricant in heavy machines?
A. Bauxite
B. Sulphur
C. Phosphorus
D. Graphite

96. The plastic material commonly used for making gear wheels is
A. Polyesters
B. Nylons
C. Bakelite
D. Polystyrene

97. The anode in a dry cell consists of?
A. Copper
B. Zinc
C. Cadmium
D. Graphite

98. Which of the following is used to iodise common salt?
A. Potassium Iodide
B. Iodine
C. Potassium iodide
D. Sodium iodide

99. Ultra violet radiations of the Sun do not reach the earth because, earth’s atmosphere is surrounded by?
A. Carbon Dioxide
B. Ammonia
C. Chlorine
D. Ozone

100. Which state has the lowest area under forests?
A. Gujarat
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Haryana

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.

Mass communication is the delivery of….(1).…, ideas and entertainment to thousands or millions of…….. (2)…………. simultaneously; it is a force with incalculable……….. (3)….on today’s world. The ….(4)……….. of mass communication rests………….. (5)………. the skills of the communicator to…………. (6)…….. the recipient’s thinking….(7)…………. stir emotions, to…….. (8)…….. him or her to……. (9)…….. Mass communication is the one-to-one impact of one human intelligence upon ……..(10)…………… carried on thousand fold simultaneously among individuals who have no direct personal contact.

101. (1)
A. Items
B. News
C. Advertisements
D. Cartoons

102. (2)
A. People
B. Pictures
C. Advertisement
D. Items

103. (3)
A. Worth
B. Impact
C. Force
D. Value

104. (4)
A. Dynamism
B. Force
C. Success
D. Power

105. (5)
A. Against
B. Under
C. To
D. Upon

106. (6)
A. Stimulate
B. Agitate
C. Understand
D. Minimize

107. (7)
A. For
B. To
C. With
D. From

108. (8)
A. Encourage
B. Persuade
C. Discourage
D. Endanger

109. (9)
A. Direction
B. Function
C. Action
D. Mission

110. (10)
A. Another
B. People
C. Man
D. Women

In Following questions ,a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested below, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

111. He was congratulated by his teacher on his brilliant success in the recent examination.
A. His teacher congratulated him on his brilliant success in the recent examination
B. His teacher congratulated him for his success in the examination
C. His teacher congratulated him on his success
D. His teacher congratulated him

112. People speak English all over the world.
A. English is spoken all over the world
B. English was spoken all over the world
C. English was spoken by people
D. English is spoken by people

113. Who gave you permission to enter?
A. By whom were you given permission to enter?
B. By whom was you given permission to enter?
C. By whom you were given permission to enter?
D. By whom given you permission to enter?

114. The Principal has granted him a scholarship.
A. A scholarship has granted to him by the Principal
B. He has been granted a scholarship by the Principal
C. He has granted a scholarship by the Principal
D. A scholarship was granted to him by the Principal

115. Before festivals the shops are thronged with men, women and children making various purchases.
A. During festivals people throng the shops
B. Men, women and children throng the shops before festivals making various purchases
C. Men, women and children make purchases during festival
D. The shops are thronged by people making purchases

Out of the four alternatives. Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answerer sheet.

116. Succession of rulers belonging to one family
A. Dynasty
B. Lineage
C. Ancestry
D. Progeny

117. To cut something into two pieces
A. Severe
B. Sever
C. Sewer
D. Sow

118. Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial
A. Tabloid
B. Poster
C. Board
D. Plaque

119. Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money
A. Fraud
B. Robbery
C. Pickpocket
D. Theft

120. A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama
A. Prologue
B. Dialogue
C. Epilogue
D. Monologue

121. Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite
A. Amphibious
B. Ambiguous
C. Amorphous
D. Confusing

122. A person who is unable to pay his debts
A. Solvent
B. Banker
C. Insolvent
D. Lender

123. Anything which is no longer in use
A. Obscure
B. Obsolete
C. Pristine
D. Lapsed

124. A person coming to a foreign land to settle there
A. Immigrant
B. Emigrant
C. Tourist
D. Settler

125. Something capable of being done
A. Probable
B. Feasible
C. Tenable
D. Explicable

Read the following Passage and Answer the given Questions
The achievement of science in the twentieth century has been very great. Its influence can be felt in every sphere of life. From the small pins and needles to the huge iron sheets and joints, most of the things we require for our everyday use, come out of factories where scientific principles are utilized for practical ends. Science has enabled man to bring forces of nature under control and to use them for his own advantage. It has brought the distant parts of the world close together. Our knowledge of the universe has been much widened on account of the untiring efforts of the astronomers like Jeans and Erdington. Remarkable cures of human diseases have been possible owing to the discovery of some wonderful medicines.

126. The main idea of the passage is
A. The impact of science can be felt in every sphere of life
B. science is an anathema
C. Nothing is beyond the purview of science
D. Science can work miracles

127. The mode of approach is
A. Logical
B. Anatomical
C. Descriptive
D. Expository

128. What has enabled man to harness the forces of nature to the advantage of mankind?
A. Arts
B. Oratory
C. Bravery
D. Mankind

129. The most appropriate title for the passage will be
A. Science is a curse
B. Science, a great boon
C. Achievements of science
D. None of these

130. Science has proved a great boon for
A. Scientists
B. Artists
C. Explorers
D. Mankind

Read the following Passage and Answer the given Questions
“Science cannot reduce the magic of a sunset to arithmetic, nor can it express friendship with a formula” observed the eminent medical researcher, Dr. Lous Orr. He added, “also beyond science’s mastery of nature are love and laughter, pain and loneliness and insights into truth and beauty”. This distancing of science from the human condition perhaps explains why most foreign tourists visiting Britain flock predictably to see the hallowed homes of playwrights, writers and poets, but choose to ignore the habitations where its eminent scientists lived and worked.

131. Why is it that science cannot express friendship with a formula?
A. Science and friendship cannot coexist.
B. it is abstract term which cannot be grappled by science.
C. Friendship is beyond science’s mastery
D. Friendship is unknown to scientists.

132. The word “magic” refers to
A. Evening dusk
B. The sunrise
C. Solar and lunar eclipse
D. Setting of the sun with all its beauty

133. Which of the following are beyond science’s reach, according to the passage?
A. Love and laughter, pain and loneliness
B. Derivation of a formula
C. Complexity of time and tide
D. Working of the mind

134. The verb ‘flock’ refers to
A. Tourists in Britain
B. Local people
C. Large number of foreign tourists visiting homes of playwrights, writers, poets
D. Indian tourists

135. Why according to the author do tourists prefer to visit hallowed homes of playwrights, writers and poets rather than visiting the habitation of eminent scientists?
A. The houses of playwrights and writers are well decorated and are full of splendour.
B. Science cannot explain human emotions hence people have a soft corner for those who produce a splendid display of emotions in their work.
C. Scientists are loathsome.
D. Houses of scientists are untidy and not well-preserved.

In the following sentences, Some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle corresponding to the appropriate letter (a, b, c). If there is no error, blacken the rectangle corresponding to (d) in the Answer Sheet.

136. When shall we (a) / arrive (b) / to our destination? (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

137. Based on the newspaper reports, (a) / we can conclude that (b) / many accidents caused by reckless driving, (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

138. Females (a) / are not appointed (b) / in our college, (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

139. The officer (a) / is angry on the clerk (b) / for not attending to the work, (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

140. No sooner (a) /1 had spoken, (b) / than he left, (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

141. Computer education (a) / in universities and colleges today (b) / leaves much to be desired, (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

142. You will be persecuted (a) / for bringing seeds (b) / into Australia, (c) / No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

143. You must either tell me (a) / the whole story or at least, (b) / the first half of it. (c) / No error(d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

144. Our new neighbours (a) / had been living in Arizona (b) / since ten years before moving to their present house, (c) /. No error (d)
A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

145. The patient (a) / was accompanied (b) / with his friend, (c) / No error (d)

A. a
B. b
C. c
D. d

Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer Sheet.

A. Dispute
B. Irritation
C. Separation
D. Confrontation

147. MYTH
A. Truth
B. Fact
C. Falsehood
D. Story

A. Pleasingly
B. Willingly
C. Satisfactorily
D. Happily

A. Instruct
B. Induct
C. Conduct
D. Mend

A. Rejoice
B. Rejuvenate
C. Complain
D. Cry

Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which expresses the right meaning of the given word and blacken the appropriate rectangle in Answer Sheet.

A. Magnificence
B. Admiration
C. Happiness
D. Awe

A. Initiative
B. Beginning
C. initial
D. Origin

A. Famous
B. Vigorous
C. Energetic
D. Enormous

A. Paradise
B. Question
C. Puzzle
D. Challenge

A. Pro-literate
B. Prohibit
C. Stipulate
D. Reproduce

In questions, four alternatives are given for the underlined idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the underlined idiom/phrase and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer Sheet.

156. The failure of crops in successive years put the farmer in a tight corner.
A. In a closed room
B. In a small field
C. In a difficult situation
D. In a meadow

157. The effort to trace the culprit was a wild goose chase.
A. Fruitful hunting
B. Futile search
C. Ideal seeking
D. Genuine effort

158. The story does not hold water.
A. Does not deserve appreciation
B. Does not fulfil the requirement
C. Cannot be believed
D. Cannot be valued

159. Raj couldn’t pay the bill, so he asked the owner to put it on the cuff.
A. On credit
B. Against his credit card
C. In his bank account
D. In his friend’s account

160. His statement is out and out a lie.
A. Totally
B. Simply
C. Merely
D. Slightly

161. The luxury car that they bought turned out to be a white elephant.
A. A rare article
B. Useful mode of transport
C. Costly or troublesome possession
D. A proud possession

162. If you are fair and square in your work you will definitely prosper.
A. Active
B. Honest
C. Business like
D. Authoritative

163. There is no love lost between any two neighbouring countries in the world.
A. Stop loving
B. Not on good terms
C. Forming a group
D. Have good understanding

164. The heavy downpour played havoc in the coastal area.
A. Caused destruction
B. Caused diseases
C. Caused floods
D. Caused hardship

165. To have a green thumb means
A. One’s nails are painted green
B. One is artistic
C. To have a natural interest in gardening
D. One has a green tattoo on the thumb

Four words have been written out of which three are correctly spelt and one is wrongly spelt. Find the wrongly spelt word out of the four responses

166. 66
A. Eminent
B. Iminent
C. Eloquent
D. Exuberant

167. 67
A. Tailor
B. Sculptor
C. Doctor
D. Fitter

168. 68
A. Mathematician
B. Statistician
C. Dietician
D. Physician

169. 69
A. Grotesque
B. Burlesque
C. Picturesque
D. Picaresque

170. 70
A. Indomitable
B. Furmidable
C. Amicable
D. Admirable

In questions sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate and suitable word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer Sheet.

171. Nadeeka was musing_____ memories of the past.
A. Over
B. About
C. On
D. From

172. The lame boy tried to climb up the staircase without_____ Help
A. Little
B. Any
C. Some
D. Many

173. Each school has its own set of rules______ all good pupils should follow them.
A. But
B. Or
C. Else
D. And

174. On my return from a long holiday, I had to_____ with a lot of work
A. Catch on
B. Catch up
C. Makeup
D. Take up

175. Only one of the boys_____ not done the homework given yesterday.
A. Have
B. Has
C. Can
D. Could

176. Hopes of a settlement depends on the_____ of the discussion.
A. Findings
B. Outcome
C. Breakthrough
D. Resolutions

177. We must avail ourselves______ every opportunity that comes____ our way.
A. Of; In
B. On; In
C. Against; For
D. To; To

178. It is time we_____ with determination.
A. Act
B. Acted
C. Have acted
D. will act

179. When the thief entered the house, the inmates_____ in the hall.
A. Were slept
B. Were sleeping
C. Slept
D. Had been sleeping

180. 700 men worked for 10 years to_____ the Borobudur temple in Java to its former glory.
A. Restore
B. Give
C. create
D. Revive

In questions a part of the sentence is Italic. Below are given alternatives to the Italic 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). Blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer Sheet.

181. Please report to me when you return back from Delhi.
A. You have returned back from
B. You return from
C. You returned back from
D. No improvement

182. Ravi has been demanding a lot more marks, doesn’t he?
A. Hasn’t he?
B. Isn’t he?
C. Isn’t it ?
D. No improvement

183. Exercise is benevolent to good health.
A. Beneficial
B. Beneficent
C. Bounteous
D. No improvement

184. He parked his vehicle under the shade of a tree
A. On
B. In
C. Beneath
D. No improvement

185. In case if it rains, I shall not visit you.
A. If so
B. In case of
C. If
D. No improvement

186. TV sets have become costlier, thanks to the sudden rise in the prices of imported compounds.
A. Tubes
B. Components
C. Things
D. No improvement

187. Because the enemy had a reputation for engaging in sneak attacks we were frequently on the alert.
A. Occasionally
B. Inevitably
C. Constantly
D. No improvement

188. Less people came to watch cricket matches this year, so the gate receipts were lesser than last year.
A. Many
B. Fewer
C. Lot of
D. No improvement

189. God has bestowed man unusual gifts.
A. Bestowed with man
B. Bestowed for man
C. Bestowed on man
D. No improvement

190. Many workers were being held hostages.
A. held to be hostages
B. held as hostages
C. held like hostages
D. No improvement

In questions the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the parts and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer Sheet.

191. 1.A dictionary
P. arranged words
Q. about which information
R. containing alphabetically
S. is a book
6. is given

192. 1.Agriculture
P. cotton for our clothes
Q. raw materials like jute
R. and sugarcane for our industries
S. gives us food
6. and food for cattle

193. 1.Today political freedom
P. and the right
Q. however money and all that money
R. assures people equality before law
S. to elect their Government
6. can buy is not fairly distributed

194. 1.By far the most logical step
P. to relieve the housewife of routine
Q. which can be programmed
R. to carry out standard operations
S. is to provide a robot
6. when switched by the housewife.

195. 1.During the reign of the Emperor Tiberius
P. called Phaedrus
Q. an Augustan story teller
R. translated Aesop’s fables into Latin
S. in ancient Rome
6. and also added some tales of his own

196. 1.The pigeons were used
P. as messengers
Q. which were tied
R. in the olden days
S. to carry messages
6. to their feet

197. 1.The school has always been
P. tradition from one
Q. the most important
R. the wealth of
S. means of transferring
6. generation to the next

198. 1. When she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.
P. All valuables were smashed or stolen,
Q. The curtains were burned; books were ripped to shreds.
R. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere.
S. The house had been completely ransacked.
6. Mirsada stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Koran forcing back her tears.

199. 1. The student came late to the school.
P. He went home weeping.
Q. The watchman didn’t allow him inside the school.
R. The boy was waiting outside for some time.
S. He then decided to go home.
6. It was a bad day for him.

200. 1. Oliver dozed off again and it had been bright day for hours when Oliver opened his eyes.
P. He belonged to the world again.
Q. In three day’s time, he was able to sit in an easy chair, well propped up with pillows, but he was still too weak to walk.
R. He felt cheerful and happy.
S. The crisis of the disease was safely past.
6. Mrs. Beduin had him carried downstairs into the little housekeeper’s room which belonged to her.


1. D
2. C
3. A
4. B
5. C
6. C
7. A
8. C
9. C
10. D
11. D
12. C
13. A
14. D
15. B
16. B
17. A
18. C
19. D
20. C
21. C
22. B
23. A
24. B
25. C
26. D
27. B
28. B
29. B
30. D
31. A
32. C
33. C
34. D
35. A
36. C
37. A
38. D
39. C
40. C
41. C
42. D
43. D
44. D
45. D
46. A
47. C
48. C
49. A
50. B
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52. D
53. C
54. B
55. A
56. C
57. C
58. B
59. B
60. C
61. A
62. B
63. B
64. D
65. D
66. A
67. C
68. C
69. B
70. C
71. D
72. A
73. B
74. B
75. C
76. B
77. D
78. A
79. B
80. C
81. B
82. C
83. A
84. B
85. A
86. A
87. D
88. A
89. A
90. B
91. B
92. B
93. A
94. C
95. D
96. D
97. C
98. D
99. D
100. D
101. B
102. A
103. B
104. C
105. D
106. A
107. B
108. A
109. C
110. A
111. A
112. A
113. A
114. B
115. B
116. A
117. B
118. D
119. A
120. C
121. B
122. C
123. B
124. A
125. B
126. A
127. D
128. D
129. D
130. B
131. C
132. D
133. A
134. C
135. B
136. C
137. C
138. D
139. B
140. B
141. C
142. C
143. A
144. C
145. C
146. D
147. B
148. B
149. D
150. A
151. A
152. D
153. D
154. C
155. D
156. C
157. B
158. B
159. A
160. A
161. C
162. B
163. B
164. A
165. C
166. B
167. B
168. A
169. D
170. B
171. C
172. D
173. D
174. B
175. B
176. B
177. A
178. B
179. B
180. A
181. B
182. A
183. A
184. B
185. C
186. B
187. C
188. B
189. C
190. D
191. C
192. D
193. B
194. B
195. C
196. C
197. B
198. A
199. C
200. B