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MPSC Maharashtra Subordinate Service, Gr.B (Non-Gazetted)-Main Exam 2018- Combined Paper

MPSC Maharashtra Subordinate Service, Gr.B (Non-Gazetted)-Main Exam 2018- Combined Paper

  1. Use the correct tense form of the given verb:

Look, there she __________ (come)!

(1) Coming

(2) Is coming

(3) Comes

(4) Has been coming

  1. To – err is human.

The underlined ‘to-infinitive’ in the sentence above functions as

(1) The object of a verb

(2) The subject of a sentence

(3) The subject of a verb

(4) The preparatory subject

  1. Choose the correct sentences.
  2. I am used for getting up early.
  3. Before his marriage, Meeran used to spend a lot of his time in the club.
  4. My wife is used to getting up early. d. The Earth’s resources are being used up at an alarming rate.

Answer options:

(1) Only a and b

(2) Only b and c

(3) Only a and c

(4) Only b, c and d

  1. Choose the correctly framed questions.
  2. What you were doing at two o’clock?
  3. When did she get married?
  4. Where did you hidden the letter?

Answer options:

(1) Only b

(2) Only c

(3) Only a and c

(4) a, b and c

  1. Which of the following sentences express the unreal condition?

(1) If it rains on time, the farmers will sow the seed for kharif.

(2) If he had enough money, he would purchase every useful scientific device.

(3) If the Government tries to govern the people the most, they will turn it upside down.

(4) If the share market dwindles, we will lose our money.

  1. Point out the wrong sentences:
  2. If you do not marry, you will miss many precious life-experiences.
  3. Unless you clean your hands, I will not serve you food.
  4. If you do not take care of your old parents, you will rot in hell.
  5. Unless you study hard, the bright future will not wait for you.

Answer options:

(1) Only a and c

(2) Only b and d

(3) None of the above

(4) All of the above

  1. Which items from the given sentence contain errors?

Everybody must paid more house rent; the tax on property have gone up.

(1) Everybody, must paid

(2) Must paid, have gone up

(3) More, house rent

(4) Tax on, must paid

  1. Identify complex sentences.
  2. They rewarded the man who rescued their son.
  3. They rewarded the man.
  4. A quick-witted dealer bought the car that I wanted.

Answer options:

(1) Only a and b

(2) Only a and c

(3) Only b and c

(4) a, b and c

  1. It is imperative that he catch the next plane. The sentence above expresses

(1) Subjunctive mood

(2) Imperative mood

(3) Indicative mood

(4) None of the above

  1. Point out the sentence that is not passive.

(1) We should not select our life-partner hastily.

(2) Promises are soon forgotten,

(3) That superstar was warmly welcomed in our college-gathering.

(4) English grammar is not properly taught in the classroom.

  1. Identify the underlined clauses in the following sentences:
  2. However hard I try, I always fail the test.
  3. Since I lost my glasses yesterday, I haven’t been able to do any work.
  4. DO you know anyone who can lend me a laptop?

Answer options:

(1) Adverbial clause, Adjective clause, Relative clause

(2) Adverbial clause, Adverbial clause, Relative clause

(3) Noun clause, Adverbial clause, Adjective clause

(4) None of the above

  1. If he has time, he would telephone. Which one of the following sentences corrects the underlined main clause in the sentence above?

(1) If he has time, he should telephone.

(2) If he has time, he will telephone.

(3) If he has time, he shall telephone.

(4) If he has time, he has to telephone.

  1. Fill in the blanks:
  2. In a few States ________ Kerala, there are more women than men.
  3. I like classical music _________ film songs.

Answer options:

(1) Dislike, of

(3) As well as, like

(2) Unlike, from

(4) Like, as well as

  1. Switzerland lies ________ France, Germany and Italy.

Which of the following prepositions fills in correctly the blank in the sentence above?

(1) Between

(2) Among

(3) Beside

(4) Besides

  1. Select the closest meaning of the underlined idiom in the sentence: Sunil did not do his job well, now he has to face the music.

(1) Rerecord the song

(2) Face bad consequences

(3) Work again

(4) Plead the authority

  1. Select the correct meaning of the phrase underlined: Mr. Gupta, who is one of the trustees of a big charity is suspected of feathering his own nest.

(1) Being lazy in doing his work

(2) Being too generous

(3) Neglecting his job

(4) Making money dishonestly

  1. Select the appropriate meaning for the underlined phrase.

He has a habit of putting the cat among the pigeons.

(1) Doing extreme things

(2) Doing wrong things

(3) Creating troubles and controversies

(4) Doing good things

  1. Which of the given options carries the meaning of the underlined idiom?

A little more pressure, and he’ll be out for the count.

(1) Victorious

(2) Rich

(3) Free

(4) Beaten

  1. Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined phrase idiom:

It is necessary to keep our chin up in these stressful days.

(1) Be strong

(2) Be proud

(3) Be positive

(4) (1) and (3)

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions from 20 to 24

He was a funny-looking man with a high, bald, dome-shaped head, a face very small in comparison, a round upturned nose and a long wavy beard that didn’t seem to belong to such a perky face. His ugliness was a standing joke among his friends and he helped them to enjoy the joke. He was a poor man and something of an idler – a stone cutter by trade, a sort of semi-skilled sculptor. But he didn’t work anymore than was necessary to keep his wife and three sons alive. He preferred to talk. And since his wife was a complaining woman who used her tongue as an irate driver uses a horsewhip, he laved above all things to be away from home.

He would get up before dawn, eat a hasty breakfast of bread dipped in wine, slip on a tunic and throw a coarse mantle over it and be off in search of a shop, or a temple or a friend’s house or the public baths, or perhaps just a familiar street comer, where he could get into an argument. The whole city he lived in was seething with argumentation. The city was Athens and the man we are talking about was Socrates.

Not only was he funny-looking, but he had funny ways and notions, and a good-natured magnetic stubbornness in sticking to them. One of his friends had asked the oracle at Delphi who was the wisest man in Athens. To the astonishment of all, the priestess had mentioned this idler, Socrates.

“The oracle,” he said, “chose me as the wisest Athenian because I am the only one who knows that he doesn’t known anything.”

This attitude of sly and slightly mischievous humbleness gave him a terrific advantage in an argument. Pretending that he himself didn’t know the answers, he would badge people with questions, and lead them to make astounding admissions.

  1. The wisest person in Athens, according to the oracle at Delphi, was

(1) Socrates’ wife

(2) The priestess

(3) Socrates

(4) a sculptor

  1. What was a surprise for all Athenians?

(1) The oracle’s declaration that Socrates was the wisest Athenian.

(2) Socrates’ claims that the oracle knows that Socrates did not know anything.

(3) Though Socrates was the wisest, he pretended not to know anything.

(4) The oracle did not know anything.

  1. What are the true statements about Socrates, according to the passage:
  2. Socrates was afraid of his wife. b. Socrates loved talking more.
  3. Socrates had funny notions.
  4. Socrates had clever ways to make people accept his argument.
  5. Socrates was pretentious.

Answer options:

(1) Only a, b and c

(2) Only b, c and d

(3) Only c, d and e

(4) Only a, b and e

  1. The whole city was seething with argumentation.

The meaning of the underlined word in the given context is

(I) Agitated

(2) Simmering

(3) Mad

(4) An act of boiling

  1. Socrates deliberately went to different places so that

(1) He could get into an argument.

(2) He was saved from his wife.

(3) It helped Socrates to hide his ugliness

(4) He could force people to make astounding admissions.

  1. Select the correct alternative that transforms the following sentences into indirect narration:
  2. The student said, “Shall we bring the book again tomorrow sir?”
  3. “Come out of the building,” said the inspector.
  4. i. The student asked the teacher if they were to bring the book again the next day.
  5. The inspector ordered him to come out of the building.
  6. i. The student questioned the teacher if they shall bring the book again the next day.
  7. The inspector begged him to come out of the building.
  8. i. The student questioned the teacher whether to bring the book again tomorrow.
  9. The inspector invited him to come out of the building.

Answer options:

(1) Only a

(2) Only b

(3) Only c

(4) None of the above

  1. Fill in the blank with the grammatically correct option: Between the two, ___________.

(1) He runs fastest

(2) He runs the fastest

(3) He runs faster

(4) He runs very fast

  1. Choose the word closest in meaning to the one printed in CAPITALS. Five members voted for the proposal, twelve voted against, and three ABSTAINED.

(1) Attain

(2) Refrain

(3) Presume

(4) Confer

  1. Select the correct alternative that transforms the following sentence into passive: They will take revenge on the murderer.
  2. Revenge will be taken on the murderer by them.
  3. The murderer will be taken on revenge by them.
  4. The murderer will be taken revenge on.
  5. The murderer shall be taken revenge upon.

Answer options:

(1) Only a

(2) Only b and d

(3) Only a and d

(4) Only a and c

  1. Maximum punishment/penalty provided under Right to Information Act is

(1) Rs. 10,000

(2) Rs. 25,000

(3) Rs. 50,000

(4) None of the above

  1. ‘Under Right to Information Ad, 2005,’ ‘Third Party’ means
  2. a person other than that office where party seeks information
  3. a person other than the citizen making a request for information
  4. public authority
  5. appropriate government

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Answer Options:

(1) Only a

(2) Only b and c

(3) Only a, b and c

(4) Only b, c and d

  1. Under the provisions of the Right to Information Act, if a person who is of below poverty line as may be determined by the appropriate government, requests for information, how much is the fee charged from him?

(1) 50 percent of expenditure

(2) One-third fee

(3) No fee shall be charged

(4) One hundred rupees

  1. As per the provisions of the Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act, the Public Authority shall appoint as an officer, not below the ____________ or its equivalent rank, to act as First Appellate Authority.

(1) Rank of Group ‘B’

(2) Rank of Group ‘C’

(3) Inferior to Designated Officer

(4) Any rank

  1. Section 23 of Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act provides for ______

(1) Provisions to be supplemental to disciplinary rules

(2) Bar of Jurisdiction

(3) Action against eligible person for giving false or frivolous information

(4) Power to make rules

  1. Which of the following is not a social networking site?

(1) Wink

(2) Google Plus

(3) LinkedIn

(4) Face book

  1. Digital India scheme with e-Governance has launched a portal with address ______ for getting record of pension sanction and payment tracking system.

(1) http://pension.nic.in

(2) https//bhavishya.nic.in

(3) http://E-pan.nic.in

(4) http://E-grivanic.nic.in.

  1. For retired government officers, the Prime Minister, Modi ji launched an e-governance project called ________, o share their experiences to improve systems.

(1) Anubhav

(2) Experience

(3) Success

(4) Guide

  1. Which of the following persons has been granted a license to issue a Digital Signature Certificate?

(1) Controller

(2) Controller of Certifying Authorities

(3) Certified Issuer

(4) Licensed Authority

  1. In India, the first computer installation is done at the following institutes:

(1) Indian Institute of Statistics, Delhi

(2) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad

(3) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

(4) Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

  1. Cambridge Analytica was in news.
  2. Cambridge Analytica is a political data analytics company.
  3. Cambridge Analytica misused personal information of Facebook users without their consent.
  4. The headquarters of Cambridge Analytica is in Washington (DC).

Which of the above are correct?

(1) Only a and b

(2) a, b and c

(3) Only a and c

(4) None of the above

  1. Fethullah Giilen, the leader of the Giilen movement, was born in

(1) Tajikistan

(2) Uzbekistan

(3) Turkey

(4) Kyrgyzstan

  1. Fethullah Giilen, the leader of the Giilen movement, was born in

(1) Tajikistan

(2) Uzbekistan

(3) Turkey

(4) Kyrgyzstan

  1. India’s first ingenuously skilfully built Scorpene Class submarine has been handed over to the Indian Navy in September 2017. The name of the submarine is _________.

(1) INS Kalvari

(2) INS Arihant

(3) INS Chakra

(4) INS Shalki

  1. ______ became the first Indian to hold the senior position in World Health Organization (WHO).

(1) Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

(2) Dr. Kadambini Ganguly

(3) Dr. Sivramakrishna Iyer Padmavati

(4) Dr. Indira Hinduja

  1. Who among the following is one of the three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the year 2017?

(1) Michael W. Young

(2) Richard Henderson

(3) Barry C. Barish

(4) Richard Thaler

  1. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(1) M. Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as 14th Vice-President of India by the President Ram Nath Kovind.

(2) M. Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as 13th Vice-President of India by the Chief Justice of India.

(3) Naidu is the second BJP leader to become Vice-President of India.

(4) Naidu is the second Vice-President of India from Andhra Pradesh.

  1. ________ is the author of the book ‘Green Signals: Ecology, Growth and Democracy in India’.

(1) Madhu Bhatnagar

(2) Vandana Shiva

(3) Chandi Prasad Bhatt

(4) Jairam Ramesh

  1. The department of Ex-servicemen Welfare within the Ministry of Defence, Government of India was set up in

(1) 2005

(2) 2004

(3) 2007

(4) 2014

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