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MPSC Higher Grade Stenographer – English, Group-B (Non-Gazetted) Screening Test-2018 Question Paper

MPSC Higher Grade Stenographer – English, Group-B (Non-Gazetted) Screening Test-2018 Question Paper

  1. Pick out the sentence with adjective clause :

(a) It is certain that he will succeed.

(b) Pearl will examine a patient.

(c) I met a man I had already known.

(d) He is the man who is honest.

Answer options:

(1) (a) only

(2) (b) only

(3) (c) only

(4) (c) and (d) only

  1. Future generations will observe ‘Independence Day’ as a red letter day.

The underlined phrase is nearest in meaning to :

(1) an auspicious day

(2) a revolutionary day

(3) a day of revolt

(4) a day of get together

  1. Pick out the correct exclamatory form of the given sentence.

I was very careful.

(1) How careful I was!

(2) How I was careful!

(3) What a careful I was!

(4) How was I careful!

  1. Which of the alternatives is not a complex sentence?

(1) 1 went because I was invited.

(2) They always talk who never think.

(3) He trudged on, though he was tired.

(4) Listen carefully and take notes.

  1. In the following the question chooses the word which is the most appropriate to fill in the blank.

Artists must be_______ otherwise they just repeat what they see or hear.

(1) creator

(2) creative

(3) critic

(4) creativity

  1. Convert the following sentence into indirect speech : She said, “What a lovely scene it is!”

(1) She said that what a lovely scene.

(2) She said that it was a very lovely scene there.

(3) She explained that what a lovely scene it is.

(4) She exclaimed that it was a very lovely scene

  1. Pick out the error in the following sentence :

She didn’t yet see the Queen.

(a) Didn’t

(b) Yet

(c) The

(d) See

Answer options:

(1) (a) only

(2) (b) only

(3) (a) and (d)

(4) (c) and (d)

  1. We must save money for a rainy day.

The underlined phrase means:

(1) Rainy season

(2) a time of adversity

(3) a time of prosperity

(4) a wonderful day

  1. Identify the underlined clause in the following sentence.

He detests writing letters.

(1) Infinitival

(2) Gerundial

(3) Adverbial

(4) Adjectival

  1. Pick out the correct verb forms to fill in the blanks in the following sentence.

When I _______ home, my children_______.

(1) Get, will be playing

(2) Got, will be playing

(3) Get, are playing

(4) Got, are playing

  1. Hunting tigers is a favourite sport in this country. Identify the type of phrase underlined

(1) Gerundial

(2) Adjectival

(3) Infinitive

(4) Prepositional

  1. Identify the grammatically correct sentence :

(i) I was wishing I was a bird.

(ii) I wish I was a bird.

(iii) I wish I were a bird.

(iv) I wished I was a bird.

Answer options :

(1) Only (i) is correct

(2) Only (ii) is correct

(3) Only (iii) is correct

(4) Only (iv) is correct

  1. He always quarrelled with his elder brother, they could never see eye to eye with each other.

The underlined phrase means :

(1) Face directly

(2) Look at each other

(3) Agree

(4) Face to Face

  1. Which part in the following sentence has an error in it ? Will I give you the newspaper ?

(1) Give

(2) Will

(3) The

(4) None of the above

  1. Identify the superlative form of the following adjective.

“Tiny”

(1) Tinier

(2) Most tiny

(3) More tiny

(4) Tiniest

  1. Identify the meaning of underlined words from the following :

He sowed the seeds and fed the sow.

(1) Plant, a female Pig (2) Plant, cut

(3) Plant, watered

(4) Plant, cultivate

  1. Identify the error in the given sentence

If there is no error choose No Error

One should do his duty well No Error

P             Q                 R

(1) P

(2) Q

(3) R

(4) No Error

  1. Identify from the following which is not the adverbial clause of condition.

(1) If taxes were lowered, unemployment would not fall.

(2) Call any time tomorrow when it’s convenient.

(3) Unless we have their full co-operation, we cannot succeed.

(4) I will be hanged if I will

  1. My mother______ recently________.

Pick out the correct alternative to complete the sentence.

(1) have – come

(2) has – come

(3) has been – come

(4) is – come

  1. Pick out the correct sentence out of the given alternatives.

(1) Students must either wear hats or caps.

(2) Students must wear hats or either caps.

(3) Either student must wear hats or caps.

(4) Students must wear either hats or caps.

  1. Choose the correct passive voice of the following. Chemical reaction produces fire.

(1) Fire has been produced by chemical reaction.

(2) Fire is produced by chemical reaction.

(3) Fire was produced by chemical reaction.

(4) Fire had been produced by chemical reaction.

  1. Which of the following answers is an antonym of the word – “gentle”?

(1) Mild

(2) Aggressive

(3) Soft-spoken

(4) Large

  1. Pick out the sentence containing an Adjective clause in it.

(1) There is no meaning in what you say.

(2) What he said was hue.

(3) The reason why I did it is obvious.

(4) No one knows who he is

  1. His father said, “What are you doing ?”

The correct transformation of the sentence in the reported speech is_____

(1) His father asked what you are doing.

(2) His father said what was he doing.

(3) His father searched what he was doing.

(4) His father asked what he was doing.

  1. Pick out the correct sentence out of the alternatives.

(1) He is an ascetic in neither theory nor practice.

(2) He is an ascetic in neither theory nor practice.

(3) Neither he is an ascetic in theory nor practices.

(4) He is an ascetic neither in theory nor practice.

  1. Fill in the blank in the following sentence with the word in brackets with appropriate prefix.

“This is not an_________(curable) discase,” said the doctor.

(1) Incurable

(2) uncurable

(3) recurable

(4) undercurable

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word. RECKLESS

(1) Courageous

(2) Rash

(3) Bold

(4) Daring

  1. Pick out the correct sentence out of the alternatives :

(1) I would rather you can go by air

(2) I would rather you go by air

(3) I would rather you went by air

(4) I will rather you went by air

  1. Pick out the compound sentence from the following :

(a) Speak, or you will die.

(b) He has written a letter to get money.

(c) I know that she is a good lady.

(d) She is ill, so she will not come.

Answer options :

(1) (a) and (c) only

(2) (b) and (c) only

(3) (c) and (d) only

(4) (a) and (d) only

  1. Identify simple sentence/s in the given sentences.

(a) His courage won him honor.

(b) The moon was bright and we could see our way.

(c) I both thanked him and rewarded him.

(d) The hour to prepare the lesson has arrived.

Answer options :

(1) (a) only

(2) (b) only

(3) (a) and (d) ,

(4) None of the above

  1. In the following question choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given word.

COMMISSIONED

(1) Started

(2) Closed

(3) Finished

(4) Terrnina ted

  1. Rewrite the following sentence correctly : Tom bought last week a new bike.

(1) Last week a new bike Tom bought.

(2) Tom last week bought a new bike.

(3) Tom bought a new bike last week.

(4) Tom bought last week a new bike.

  1. Pick out the correct indirect narration of the sentence. The teacher said to the student, “Where do you live ?”

(1) The teacher asked the student that where do you live.

(2) The teacher asked the student where he lived.

(3) The teacher asked the student where did he lived.

(4) The teacher asked the student that where he lived.

  1. Which of the alternatives correctly describes the underlined part in the following sentence ?

That you should say so surprises me.

(1) Adjective Clause

(2) Noun Clause

(3) Adverb Clause

(4) None of the above

  1. What is the relative status of clauses in a compound sentence ?

(1) Equal

(2) Inequal

(3) Indifferent

(4) None of the above

  1. Identify the underlined part of speech in the following sentence :

She runs very fast.

(1) adverb phrase

(3) noun phrase

(2) prepositional phrase

(4) verb phrase

  1. What word means beautiful, honest and is also a bazaar ?

(1) Fare

(2) Fair

(3) Fire

(4) Fear

  1. Use the correct tense form of the verb given in the bracket in the following sentence :

She noticed me______ (enter) her house.

(1) to enter

(2) entering

(3) has entered

(4) is entering

  1. According to the writer of the passage executive coaching means :

(1) The training given to the executive of an organization.

(2) The process of helping an executive develop by turning his or her day-to-day situations into learning opportunities.

(3) Multiple interactions with key executives.

(4) Professional intervention which enhances managerial functioning of the executives.

  1. An effective, executive coaching does not involve :

(1) a pre-determined content

(2) any fixed pattern or methodology of training

(3) only knowledge and skill to be imparted

(4) any one of the above

  1. Element of coaching includes :

(1) active listening

(2) powerful questions and answers

(3) direct communication between the coach and the coached

(4) all above

  1. Choose from the following words the word which conveys nearly the same meaning as the given word used in the passage. ‘SPECTACULAR’

(1) daring

(2) impressive

(3) dazzling

(4) splendid

  1. Choose from the following words the word which is nearly the opposite in meaning to the given word used in the passage.

PERFORMANCE

(1) failure

(2) unfulfilment

(3) inefficiency

(4) non-functioning

  1. The passage is about______

(1) brooch

(2) Anne’s guilt/innocence

(3) a picnic

(4) Marilla’s love for Anne

  1. I Must go to the picnic. The underlined word denotes.

(1) Willingness

(2) compulsion

(3) obligation

(4) a great desire

  1. John strongly and consistently asserted his opinion.

Pick out the correct alternative in place of the underlined part.

(1) sternly

(2) steadfastly

(3) evidently

(4) grimly

  1. (i) Anne was ready to confess.

(ii) Anne was more concerned about the picnic than the lost brooch.

Pick out the correct sentence.

(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. Anne wanted to__________.

(1) go for a picnic

(2) go to her friend

(3) sleep in the room

(4) confess her folly

  1. A song always has :

(1) Music

(2) Choreograph

(3) Words

(4) Light effects

  1. Three of the following four are alike in certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?

(1) 357

(2) 797

(3) 153

(4) 246

  1. Shyama has cows and buffaloes. 24 buffaloes are milking at present and these constitute three-fourths of the total number of buffaloes and the total number of buffaloes is two-thirds of the total number of animals that she owns. How many cows Shyama owns ?

(1) 16

(2) 32

(3) 48

(4) 24

  1. Which one is different from the rest ?

(1) QPNM

(2) EDBA

(3) MLIH

(4) VUSR

  1. Identify the odd group of letters from the following :

ACEG, BDFH, CEGH, RTVX

(1) ACEG

(2) BDFH

(3) CEGH

(4) RTVX

  1. Find out correct sequential number.

1, 121, 441,___?___

(1) 484

(2) 562

(3) 561

(4) 961

  1. If in a certain code ‘TABLE’ is written as ‘WDEOH’ then how will ‘SANDAL’ be written in the same code ?

(1) UDQEDO

(2) VDQGDO

(3) WDQHDO

(4) UCOECN

  1. Which one of the groups of letters is different from the rest ?

(1) PRT

(2) KMO

(3) BDF

(4) CEH

  1. Which one is different from the rest ?

(1) HJL

(2) PRU

(3) MOQ

(4) EG

  1. Town A is to the East of town B. Town C is to the South of town A. Town C is towards which direction of town B ?

(1) East

(2) West

(3) North

(4) South

  1. Father’s age is ‘5’ yrs. more than twice of his son’s age. Mother’s age is twice of son’s age. Total of mother’s and father’s age is 85 yrs. Then______will be the age of the son.

(1) 10 yrs.

(2) 20 yrs.

(3) 22.5 yrs.

(4) 15 yrs.

  1. In one examination student gets 4 marks for right answer and loses 1 mark for wrong answer. Maneesh solved 50 questions and scored 90 marks. Then how many questions were wrongly answered by him ?

(1) 22

(2) 12

(3) 24

(4) 8

  1. If one is walking towards North in the evening his or her shadow will get casted to his or her right hand side.

(1) Never

(2) Often

(3) Always

(4) Sometimes

  1. Rearrange the given letters and form a word. Identify the category in which it fit.

T V O E I L

(1) colour

(2) fruit

(3) flower

(4) vegetable

  1. If the sequence of English alphabets is written in reverse order. Which would be 6’l’letter to the left of the 5’l’ letter from right ?

(1) K

(2) L

(3) J

(4) A

  1. Complete the following number series :

5, 9, 13, 17, _______.

(1) 21

(2) 23

(3) 25

(4) 27

  1. Identify an odd number from the following :

17, 21, 29, 37

(1) 17

(2) 21

(3) 29

(4) 37

  1. Identify the odd group of letters from the following : AEBF, IMJN, SWTX, MQNS

(1) MQNS

(2) IMJN

(3) SWTX

(4) AEBF

  1. Study the relationship between numbers given outside bracket and complete the second set of numbers.

222 (448) 334

384 ( ?) 552

(1) 276

(2) 168

(3) 672

(4) 336

  1. Which one is different from the rest ?

(1) EB

(2) OL

(3) QM

(4) UR

  1. Letter is to envelop as water is to_______.

(1) vapor

(2) drop

(3) flow

(4) glass

  1. Complete the series :

1, 25 ; 3, 24 ; 5, 23 ; 7, 22 ; 9, 21 ;_____

(1) 15, 16

(2) 11, 20

(3) 15, 18

(4) 11, 21

  1. Choose the option that is antonym of the word written in capital. AMASS

(1) store

(2) hide

(3) remove

(4) scatter

  1. Identify the odd group of letters from the following :

AZBY, CXDW, FUGT, HRQP

(1) AZBY

(2) HRQP

(3) CXDW

(4) FUGT

  1. Which number is the seventh part of a quarter of the third part of half 840 ?

(1) 5

(2) 15

(3) 25

(4) 35

  1. A person have some cows and some ducks. When he asked, how many cows you have then he answered total number of legs of animals are 24 more than twice of their heads. Then how many cows he has ?

(1) 12

(2) 24

(3) 8

(4) 15

  1. Smita is younger than Geeta; Meena is older than Smita. Then what conclusion will be hue ?

(1) Geeta and Meena are of same age.

(2) Meena is oIder than Geeta.

(3) Meena is younger than Geeta.

(4) Smita is younger than Meena and Geeta

 

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