Directions  : A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option ‘No Improvement’ mark as your answer.

1. If you cross the line you will be disqualified.
A) No improvement
B) cross out the line
C) cross on the line
D) cross upon the line
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2. I will not go to school, if it shall rain tomorrow.
A) it will rain tomorrow
B) it would rain tomorrow
C) it rains tomorrow
D) No improvement
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3. No sooner he had returned home then his mother felt happy.
A) he had returned home than
B) had he returned home when
C) No improvement
D) did he return home than
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4. His demonstration passed off peacefully.
A) passed away
B) passed out
C) No improvement
D) passed on
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Directions  :Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
5. Renege
A) Default
B) Rain
C) Assign
D) Store
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6. Vituperate
A) Upbraid
B) Raise
C) Praise
D) Vital
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Directions   : Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word .
7. Cacophonous
A) Serene
B) Discordant
C) Disharmony
D) Coach
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8. Caustic
A) Burning
B) Corrosive
C) Mild
D) Abrasive
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Directions  : Four words are given in question out of which only one is correctly spelt. Identify that word and mark your answer.

A) Twelfth
B) Twelth
C) Twelfith
D) Twelefth
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Directions : In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase.

10. It was he who put a spoke in my wheel.
A) Helped in the execution of the plan
B) Destroyed the plan
C) Tried to cause an accident
D) Thwarted in the execution of the plan
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11. It is no longer easy to strike gold in Shakespeare’s research since much work has already been done by him.
A) Come across gold
B) Hit a golden spot
C) Come across the word “gold”
D) uncover or find a valuable line of argument or information
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12. The teacher warned the student once for all that no mischief shall be tolerated in the class.
A) Finally
B) Angrily
C) Coldly
D) Authoritatively
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Directions  : Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it.

13. We went out ______ the rain.
A) inspite in
B) inspite
C) despite of
D) despite
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14. The sun ______ rays sustain life on earth is regarded as a god.
A) whose
B) who
C) whom
D) its
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Directions  : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

15. A person who loves everybody
A) Cosmopolitan
B) Fratricide
C) Atheist
D) Aristocrat
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16. A pioneer of a reform movement
A) Apostle
B) Apothecary
C) Apotheosis
D) Renegade
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17. One who studies insect life:
A) Geologist
B) Zoologist
C) Entomologist
D) Botanist
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18. One who is able to use the right and left hands equally well
A) Sinister
B) Ambidextrous
C) Ambivalent
D) Amateur
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Directions  : Some parts of sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has error. If the sentence is free from error then choose the option “No Error” as your answer.

19. If he had contacted me, I would help him.
A) If he had
B) contacted me,
C) I would help him
D) No error
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20. If I was a bird, I would fly. 
A) If I
B) was a bird,
C) I would fly
D) No error
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21. Food as well as water is necessary for life
A) Food as well as water
B) is necessary
C) for life
D) No error
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Directions :   You have brief passage with questions.Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 

A little man beside me was turning over the pages of a magazine quickly and nervoustly. Opposite me there was a young mother who was trying to restrain her son from making a noise. The boy had obviously grown weary of waiting. He had placed an ashtray on the floor and was
making aeroplane-noises as he waved a pencil in his hands. Near him, an old man was fast asleep, snoring quickly to himself and the boy’s mother was afraid that sooner or later her son would wake the gentleman up.

22. The noise was made by:
A) the old man
B) the aeroplane
C) the little man
D) the boy
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23. The person who was the least disturbed was the:
A) observer
B) son
C) old man
D) little man
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24. The factor common to all the people was that they were all:
A) watching a film
B) waiting for something
C) looking at the little boy’s playfulness
D) reading magazine
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25. Among those present the one who appeared to be the most bored was the:
A) child
B) little man
C) old man
D) mother
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Reading Comprehension with Questions

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