Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Directions (1-5): Four sentences are given with a blank in each. Five words are also given. The blank in each sentence can be filled by one or more of the four words given. Similarly, each word given in the choices can go into any number of sentences. Identify the number of sentences each word can go into and mark as your answer the maximum number of sentences any word can go into.

Q1. A. What is the __________ value of the shares?
B. The __________ was released by the minister.
C. There is no need to __________ rooms, as it is offseason now.
D. The __________ for food items is always good.
(a) book
(b) market
(c) reserve
(d) product
(e) capital

Q2. A. The party was held at the __________ side.
B. They decided to __________ their resources.
C. I was shocked to see him lying in a __________ of blood.
D. The __________ room was over crowded.
(a) waiting
(b) combine
(c) pool
(d) lake
(e) share

Q3. A. I tried to __________ him off with my old PC.
B. The __________ tree is the life of the desert people.
C. What is the __________ today?
D. Do you __________ him regularly?
(a) palm
(b) date
(c) meet
(d) day
(e) see

Q4. A. The two brothers quarreled __________ themselves.
B. The sea lies __________ France and England.
C. This custom still exists __________ certain tribes.
D. The internet is __________ the most remarkable of modern inventions.
(a) between
(b) among
(c) with
(d) along
(e) in

Q5. A. Tickets for the __________ were booked months in advance.
B. They pushed hard but the door wouldn’t __________.
C. Better to keep quiet than __________ your ignorance.
D. “__________ me your tickets,” the inspector demanded.
(a) programme
(b) show
(c) display
(d) give
(e) play

Directions (6-15): A word has been used in four different ways in the sentences that follows. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage is incorrect or inappropriate. 

Q6. Deal
(a) He has a great deal of support from the people.
(b) His father deals in diamonds.
(c) Deal with this complaint the way you feel fit.
(d) She was asked to deal three books to each student.
(e) None of the above

Q7. See
(a) I can’t understand what she sees in him.
(b) I can still see through my daughter as she was years ago.
(c) The last fifty years have seen sweeping changes in technology.
(d) She could not see the task through as she fell ill.
(e) None of the above

Q8. Know
(a) Millions in our country have known poverty for generations.
(b) She knows to write well.
(c) We do not yet know the solution to this problem.
(d) Many top politicos were in the know of the scam for a very long time.
(e) None of the above

Q9. Look
(a) She is looking really pretty in that pink dress.
(b) We are looking at the possibility of relocating.
(c) We look to have good year in the B-School.
(d) The business seems to be looking up this year.
(e) None of the above

Q10. Mean
(a) The average of 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 is 6 whereas the mean is 5.
(b) I believe; I’ll be meant to the job.
(c) His criticism of others is often petty and mean.
(d) His physical handicap makes his selection to the B – school no mean feat.
(e) None of the above

Q11. Tag
(a) They tagged the telephone trying in vain to reach each other.
(b) The shirt was tagged at Rs. 1500.
(c) He moved on with several people tagging along.
(d) The teacher asked them to add a tag question to every sentence.
(e) None of the above

Q12. Hold
(a) Can the roof hold all that weight?
(b) The restaurant holds 400 diners.
(c) The rule holds in most cases.
(d) Let’s hold till we have more data.
(e) None of the above

Q13. Form
(a) The captain of the team, generally low profile, was in unusual form during the crisis.
(b) The map shows the form of North America with its mountains, rivers, and plains.
(c) Being confined to one’s house under house arrest is a form of punishment.
(d) The inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached.
(e) None of the above

Q14. Refer
(a) This story refers an incident during the Second World War
(b) He referred the complaint to another department.
(c) Students asked several questions referring to yesterday’s lecture.
(d) The teacher constantly refers the students to their studies.
(e) None of the above

Q15. Set
(a) Let’s set the error down to inexperience.
(b) It is wise to set food and money by in case of a future emergency.
(c) A parent must set a good example for the children.
(d) Evening was setting as I took the road over the hill.
(e) None of the above


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. The word ‘reserve’ fits correctly in the sentences A, C and D and express the intended meaning.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. The word ‘lake’ correctly fits into the sentences A and C maximum times. In option D, the word ‘waiting’ fits correctly but only once, hence doesn’t qualify as correct choice.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. The word ‘date’ fits correctly in the sentences B and C and maximum time appropriately. Hence the correct choice.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. The word ‘among’ correctly fits in the sentences C and D. for more than three objects/persons, we use among usually. But sometimes we can use it in the case of two too as in sentence A. hence, it can be used maximum times in option C, D and A.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. The word ‘show’ can be used correctly and maximum times in the sentences A, C and D. hence the appropriate choice.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. In option D, the word ‘deal’ doesn’t fit appropriately. In other sentences, it is correctly used.

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. In option A, B and C the word ‘see’ is correctly used but in option D, its usage is inappropriate.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. The word ‘know’ is not correct according to the context of the sentence. In other sentences, ‘know’ is correctly used.

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. In option B, the usage of the word ‘look’ is not appropriate. It can be replaced correctly by ‘considering’ or with any other word.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. In option B, the word mean is incorrect. It can be replaced by ‘considered’ or ‘selected’
Or any other word.

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. In sentence A, the use of word ‘tag’ is not appropriate. In option C, the phrasal verb ‘tag along’ is used. It means tag along (after someone)-to follow along after someone; to go along with someone.

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. In option D, the word ‘hold’ is incorrect. It can be possibly replaced by ‘wait’ or any other appropriate word.

S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. The word ‘form’ in the sentence B is inappropriate. In Option A, C and D the usage of word ‘form’ is correct.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. In the second option, the use of the word ‘refer’ is not appropriate.

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. In option A, the use of word ‘Set’ is not correct. We need some other word to make the intended meaning clear.