Thursday, July 21

English Practice SET 1

Directions (1–10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence
there are five pairs of words denoted by (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be
filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully

1). How people would ______ in a particular situation cannot be ______ with perfect accuracy.
a) think, observed
b) act, expected
c) behave, predicted
d) react, analyzed
e) feel, resolved

2). When the mob turned ______, the police opened fire to control the ______ situation.
a) away, burning
b) up, untoward
c) around, devastating
d) quietly, aggravate
e) hostile, rioting

3). The Government ______ down the opposition ______ for a joint parliamentary committee probe.
a) boiled, proposal
b) shot, demand
c) put, leaders
d) whipped, portfolio
e) struck, party

4). The handwriting on the letter was very ______, none could ______ it.
a) legible, write
b) illegible, read
c) original, recognize
d) faint, notice
e) shabby, identify

5). The delay in completing the task ______ can be attributed to their ______
a) expeditiously, lethargy
b) fully, punctuality
c) economically, rigidity
d) religiously, strictness
e) carefully, perfectionism

6). Man needs food not ______ for the body but for the soul also. The satisfaction of his physical
wants does not imply his ______.
a) merely-contentment
b) properly-superiority
c) only-spirituality
d) necessarily-commitment
e) certainly-entitlement

7). It is said that knowledge is power. The hunger for power is ______ and therefore most difficult to
a) accumulative-subsume
b) enormous-apply
c) empowering-delegate
d) insatiable-contain
e) evolutionary-rationalize

8). Nothing undermines the communication of a changed vision more than ______ on the part of key
______ that seems inconsistent with the vision.
a) anything-issues
b) behaviour-players
c) advocacy-managers
d) something-personnel
e) philosophy-problems

9). Mountains and hills are a ______ sight. I have always ______ to see them.
a) extraordinary-advocated
b) stupendous-encouraged
c) loving-prepared
d) joyful-imagined
e) fascinating-longed

10). Poetry is the language of the imagination and the ______. It relates to whatever gives ______
pleasure or pain to the human mind.
a) thinking-permanent
b) analysis-temporary
c) passions-immediate
d) circumspection-sporadic
e) visualization-constant

1).c)  2).e)  3).b)  4).b) 5).a)  6).a)  7).d)  8).b)  9).e)  10).c)

Questions (1 to 10)
In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been
numbered. These numbers are given below the passage and against each five words have
been suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in
each case.
Chinese goods are flying high not just in Indian markets but, apparently, in the skies as well, with youngsters taking a fancy to them. A look at retail outlets and inquiries with kitedealers indicate a (1) demand for these kites. In view of the unorganized nature of the market,exact numbers are tough to get. But various dealers put the quantum of China kite sales at around 10 per cent of the market, especially in the urban areas. The variety of (2) in Chinese kites is a hit with customers. Even though the price is on the higher side, at Rs.150-200, it has not become a (3) factor in sales of imported kites. The kites are brought to Delhi and Mumbai and reach other markets through dealers.
India fighter kites, on the other hand, are mostly (4) between Rs.25 and Rs.150. A few come for as low as Rs 5. Indian kites are mostly square-shaped while Chinese kites are (5). The foreign kites are also high on (6) and available in the shape of eagles, dragons and so on. (7) the paper-made Indian kites is easy. They are made of nylon and have a stronger manja (thread), which also uses nylon. The (8) experience, too, is different. Chinese kites are (9) for their stability. But in (10), our fighter kites are better and hence are favorites in competitions.

a) Fainting
b) indicating
c) pointing
d) superficial
e) rising

a) Sized
b) designs
c) coloured
d) supply
e) demand

a) Deterring
b) expressive
c) motivating
d) finalized
e) terminating

a) Costing
b) allocated
c) redeemed
d) stabilized
e) priced

a) Hopelessly
b) shaped
c) flattened
d) triangular
e) circled

a) Inflation
b) feasible
c) decoration
d) division
e) ease

a) However
b) unlike
c) much
d) so
e) somewhere

a) Flying
b) maintaining
c) purchasing
d) keeping
e) selling

a) Rejected
b) questionable
c) sanctioned
d) preferred
e) elected

a) Mortality
b) utility
c) maneuverability
d) fidelity
e) specialty

1). e) 2). b) 3). a) 4). e) 5). d) 6). c) 7). b) 8). a) 9). d) 10). c)


  1. AnonymousJuly 21, 2016

    My center is Western command and I haven't received my Hall ticket yet. Anybody else from Western command having the same problem

    1. me too applied for western command.. didn't received yet.. :(

  2. AnonymousJuly 21, 2016

    thank you

    for publish the english questions

    for getting qualifying marks in g.k and english how to prepare tell me please

  3. Mu center in central command but haven't received hall ticket also till date.

  4. any body say if not receive hall ticket timely then we take hall ticket from centre but how can i know my from has been accepted or not?

  5. I received on 16th July. South zone

  6. I received on 16th July. South zone

    1. Hi shiva
      You received your admit card via speed post or the general post, please rply asap

    2. Hi shiva
      You received your admit card via speed post or the general post, please rply asap

    3. I got through speed post

  7. guyz.. i have not received my admit card yet.. western command.. what should I do now?

  8. guyz.. i have not received my admit card yet.. western command.. what should I do now?