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MPSC Clerk-Typist-(English)-Examination-2015 Question paper

MPSC Clerk-Typist-(English)-Examination-2015 Question paper

  1. Select the sentence that is correct.

(1) It is very difficult to put Gandhian principals into practise.

(2) It is very difficult to put Gandhian principles into practise.

(3) It is very difficult to put Gandhian principals into practice.

(4) It is very difficult to put Gandhian principles into practice.

  1. Select from the alternatives, the word that conveys the same meaning as the word given in capital letters.

TETE-A-TETE

(1) Delightful

(2) Penetrating

(3) Piercing

(4) Conversation

  1. Choose the correct article to complete the sentence.

He goes to ______ University every morning.

(1) The

(2) An

(3) A

(4) No article

  1. Choose the correct article to complete the sentence.

Albert Camus was _________ European genius.

(1) An

(2) A

(3) The

(4) No article

  1. Supply the proper form (comparative and superlative) of the adjective.

John is my ________ brother.

  1. old
  2. Older

III. Elder

  1. Eldest
  2. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word underlined

There is something repulsive about the way he handles people.

(1) Smooth

(2) Attractive

(3) Reflective

(4) Distinctive

  1. My grandmother said to me, “Don’t sit on the wall.” The indirect narration of the above sentence will be

(1) My grandmother warned me not to sit on the wall.

(2) My grandmother told to me not to sit on the wall.

(3) My grandmother said me not to sit on the wall.

(4) My grandmother said to me do not sit on the wall.

  1. Fill in the blank spaces with appropriate articles.

_________ iron is _______ useful metal.

(1) An … a

(2) The … a

(3) No article … a

(4) No article … no article

  1. Identify the correct sentence(s).
  2. The minister, accompanied by his officers, is visiting the town tomorrow.
  3. Each of the employees was given a bonus.

(1) Only I is correct

(2) Only II is correct

(3) Both I and II are correct

(4) Both I and II are incorrect

  1. Rewrite the given sentence in the exclamatory form. These are very good apples.

(1) What good apples these are !

(2) How good apples these are !

(3) What a good apples these are !

(4) How very good apples these are !

  1. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct alternative: If you smoke regularly, you will suffer from cancer.

This is a _________ sentence.

(1) Simple

(2) Compound

(3) Complex

(4) complex-compound

  1. Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence.

Government is all at sea regarding the Kashmir problem.

(1) Confused

(2) In deep waters

(3) At the sea-shore

(4) None of the above

  1. To build castles in the air’ means

(1) To build a space-colony

(2) To build sky-scrapers

(3) To have highly impossible plans and dreams

(4) To build a very strong building at high altitude

  1. Out of the given options choose the one that suits the description given below: One who has a compulsive desire to steal (1) (1) Pilferer

(2) Poacher

(3) Plagiarist

(4) Kleptomaniac

  1. Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of the phrase underlined in the sentence.

He had — the nerve to suggest that the teacher was wrong.

(1) Strength

(2) Capacity

(3) Audacity

(4) Foolishness

  1. We are at the mercy of our endocrine glands. It means

(1) We want our endocrine glands to be merciful to us.

(2) The endocrine glands do not have any control over our nature.

(3) Our endocrine glands can do what they want with us.

(4) Our health entirely depends upon the proper working of our endocrine glands.

  1. Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the underlined idiom/phrase in the sentence.

The man took to his heels when he saw me coming.

(1) Had some pain in his heels

(2) Ran away from the scene

(3) Waited for me

(4) Removed his shoes

  1. Pick out the correct word to complete the sentence.

The art of spelling words correctly is called ___________.

(1) Philology

(2) Orthography

(3) Calligraphy

(4) Paleography

  1. The attendance register is maintained to find out students who play truant. It means the attendance register is maintained to find out the students who

(1) Stay away from school during the school-hours.

(2) Play on the ground during the recesses.

(3) Truly play on the ground during the school-hours.

(4) Steal books during the school-hours

  1. Supply the proper form (comparative or superlative) of the adjective. How is your brother today? Is he ________ ?

(1) Good

(2) Better

(3) Well

(4) None of the above

  1. Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence.

All of the people at the conference are _________

(1) Mathematic teachers

(2) Mathematics teachers

(3) Mathematical teachers

(4) Mathematics’ teachers

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct preposition.

We shouldn’t poke fun ________ people who stammer.

(1) Of

(2) At

(3) On

(4) Against

  1. Identify the incorrectly spelt word.

(1) Athlete

(2) Auxiliary

(3) Abscess

(4) Catalogue

  1. Identify the grammatically correct sentence(s).
  2. Her bridle gown was trimmed with lace
  3. We galloped along the bridle path.

(1) Only I is correct

(2) Only II is correct

(3) Both I and II are correct

(4) Both I and II are incorrect

  1. What does the underlined modal in the sentence below suggest?

You can hurt yourself.

(1) Ability

(2) Probability

(3) Certainty

(4) Permission

  1. There is nothing greater than the freedom of the human spirit in this world. The superlative degree of the above sentence is

(1) The freedom of the human spirit is greater than anything else in this world,

(2) Nothing is as great as the freedom of the human spirit in this world.

(3) The freedom of the human spirit is in this world, the greatest thing.

(4) The freedom of the human spirit is the greatest thing in this world.

  1. Identify the grammatically correct sentence(s).
  2. Every man and woman is welcome.
  3. Neither of the two boys were successful.

(1) Only I is correct

(2) Only II is correct

(3) Both I and II are correct

(4) Both I and II are incorrect

  1. Choose the option which best expresses the word underlined:

He lost the contest in the penultimate round.

(1) Final

(2) second-last

(3) Most difficult

(4) Replay

  1. Identify the correctly spelt word.

(1) Acquaintence

(2) Acquantance

(3) Acquaintance

(4) Acquentence

  1. Identify the grammatically correct sentence(s).
  2. The cow is a useful animal.
  3. Cow is a useful animal.

(1) Only I is correct

(2) Only II is correct

(3) Both I and II are correct

(4) Both I and II are incorrect

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