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Saturday, December 18, 2010

S.S.C. Section Officers (Commercial Audit) Exam 2009 English solved model paper

Directions—(Q. 1–10) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence and indicate it by choosing the appropriate alternative.
S.S.C. Section Officers (Commercial Audit) Exam 2009 English solved model paper
1. That which would burn easily.
(A) Incendiary
(B) Incantatory
(C) Inflammable
(D) Incandescent
Ans : (C)
2. Place of gathering for public discussion.
(A) Platform
(B) Dias
(C) Stage
(D) Forum
Ans : (D)
3. An addition to the end of a letter.
(A) Post script
(B) Prelude
(C) Post natal
(D) Post mortem
Ans : (A)
4. Young cow that has not yet had a calf.
(A) Cowlet
(B) Colt
(C) Ewe
(D) Heifer
Ans : (D)
5. A mournful song (or poem) for the dead.
(A) Ballad
(B) Dirge
(C) Ode
(D) Lyric
Ans : (B)
6. The dead skin cast off by a snake.
(A) Bough
(B) Slough
(C) Peeling
(D) Borough
Ans : (B)
7. Science dealing with bird life.
(A) Zymology
(B) Ornithology
(C) Etymology
(D) Philology
Ans : (B)
8. One who is from 60 to 69 years old.
(A) Sexton
(B) Sexologist
(C) Sexagenarian
(D) Sextuplet
Ans : (C)
9. Someone who keeps bees.
(A) Apiarist
(B) Horticulturist
(C) Ornithologist
(D) Pathologist
Ans : (A)
10. Speaking one’s thoughts aloud to oneself.
(A) Apostrophise
(B) Memorise
(C) Soliloquize
(D) Solemnise
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 11–15) In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is wrongly spelt. Find the misspelt word and indicate your correct response.
11. (A) Unaccompanied
(B) Unaccustomed
(C) Unadopted
(D) Unaloyed
Ans : (D)
12. (A) Boutique
(B) Physique
(C) Opaque
(D) Obleeque
Ans : (D)
13. (A) Admitting
(B) Budgetting
(C) Preferring
(D) Travelling
Ans : (B)
14. (A) Torpedoes
(B) Mosquitoes
(C) Pianoes
(D) Tomatoes
Ans : (C)
15. (A) Malignity
(B) Malodorus
(C) Malfeasance
(D) Malevolent
Ans : (B)
Directions—(Q. 16–20) In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrasebold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which BEST EXPRESSES the meaning of the idiom/phrase and indicate your correct alternative.
16. When the boy was put into a boarding school, he quickly fell into line without his usual tantrums and indisciplined behaviour.
(A) stood in a line
(B) turned straight
(C) failed to behave properly
(D) became orderly
Ans : (D)
17. By his virtuous life, he has made amends for his past actions.
(A) repented for
(B) compensated for
(C) forgotten about
(D) suffered for
Ans : (A)
18. He read for the bar.
(A) studied to become a barrister
(B) studied to become a barman
(C) studied to become a judge
(D) studied to become a courtier
Ans : (A)
19. In the field of social service, the Parsis bear the palm.
(A) are the leaders
(B) are the donors
(C) are pre-eminent
(D) are reformers
Ans : (C)
20. He is always trying to curry favour with his boss and does not even maintain his selfrespect.
(A) get obligation from
(B) pick up quarrel with
(C) flatter
(D) take undue advantage from
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 21–30) In the following questions, a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B) and (C), which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D) and indicate your correct response.
21. How are you going to have your car painted?
I am going to have it red painted.
(A) paint it red
(B) have it painted red
(C) paint red
(D) No improvement
Ans : (B)
22. He is one who gives money or helps others who has been instrumental in the upliftment of many poverty stricken people.
(A) a philosopher
(B) a philatelist
(C) a philanthropist
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)
23. The job wasn’t interesting, but on the contrary it was wellpaid.
(A) on the whole
(B) on the other side
(C) on the other hand
(D) No improvement
Ans : (A)
24. When those whom he had injured accused him of being a charlatan, he retorted curtly that he had never been a quack.
(A) libertine
(B) sycophant
(C) plagiarist
(D) No improvement
Ans : (D)
25. The postman comes twice a day, don’t he ?
(A) doesn’t he
(B) does he
(C) do he
(D) No improvement
Ans : (A)
26. My boy-friend won me at tennis.
(A) succeeded me
(B) outran me
(C) beat me
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)
27. It was mere affection that stopped him from beating his son.
(A) great
(B) much
(C) filial
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)
28. The British superiority all over Africa and Asia collapsed in the first half of the twentieth century.
(A) domicile
(B) residence
(C) dominion
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)
29. Did you finish the work yet ?
(A) Had you finished
(B) Haven’t you finished
(C) Would you finish
(D) No improvement
Ans : (B)
30. I’ll tell you as soon as I’ll know.(A) I would know
(B) I can know
(C) I know
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 31–35) In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active Voice/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive Voice/Active Voice and indicate your correct alterntive.
31. This train carries goods from Delhi to Bombay.
(A) This train is carried by goods from Delhi to Bombay.
(B) The goods carry this train from Delhi to Bombay.
(C) Goods are carried by this train from Delhi to Bombay.
(D) The train carried the goods from Delhi to Bombay.
Ans : (C)
32. The news of the success of a poor candidate in the elections surprised him.
(A) He was surprised by the news of the success of a poor candidate in the elections.
(B) He was surprised with the news of the success of a poor candidate in the elections.
(C) He was surprised as a result of the news of the success of a poor candidate in the elections.
(D) He was surprised at the news of the success of a poor candidate in the elections.
Ans : (D)
33. Finish the work in time.
(A) Let the work be finished in time.
(B) Let the work be finished in time by us.
(C) Let the work be finished by him in time.
(D) Let me finish the work in time.
Ans : (A)
34. God helps those who help themselves.
(A) Those who help themselves must be helped by God.
(B) Those who help themselves are helped by God.
(C) Let those who help themselves are helped by God.
(D) Let those who help themselves be helped by God.
Ans : (B)
35. Can you recite this poem ?
(A) This poem can be recited by you.
(B) You are requested to recite this poem.
(C) Would this poem be recited by you ?
(D) Can this poem be recited by you ?
Ans : (D)
Directions—(Q. 36–40) In the following questions first and the last parts of the sentence passage are following questions, numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the sentence/ passage is split into four parts and named (P), (Q), (R) and (S). These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence/ passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct and indicate your correct alternative.
36. 1. For thousands of millions of years the Moon has been going round the Earth.
P. However, some of them will still be going round the Earth thousands of years from now.
Q. These artificial satellites are very much smaller than the Moon.
R. Today, however, the Earth has many other satellites, all made by man.
S. During this time, the Moon has been the only satellite of the Earth.
6. Artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.
(A) P R S Q
(B) Q S R P
(C) S R P Q
(D) S R Q P
Ans : (D)
37. 1. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the peak of Mount Everest in 1953.
P. While a Nepalese and a Japanese climber have done it three times, the Italian climber Reinhold Messner
has done it twice.
Q. Some 164 men and women mountaineers from 21 nations have made the ascent.
R. The mountain still continues to enthral.
S. Since then, there has been a succession of climbs.
6. Those wanting to climb Everest must file an application, with the Nepal Tourism Ministry.
(A) P Q R S
(B) S R Q P
(C) S Q P R
(D) S P R Q
Ans : (C)
38. 1. There is a lot of luck in drilling for oil.
P. The samples of soil are examined for traces of oil.
Q. The drill may just miss the oil although it is near.
R. Sometimes, it may strike oil at a fairly high level.
S. When the drill goes down it brings up soil.
6. If they are disappointed at one place, the drillers go to another.
(A) Q P R S
(B) Q R S P
(C) P S R Q
(D) S R Q P
Ans : (C)
39. 1. India is a very old country with a great past.
P. Since August 1947, she had been in a position to pursue her own foreign policy.
Q. But it is a new country also, with new urges and new desires.
R. But even so, she could not forget the lesson of her great leader.
S. She was limited by the realities of the situation which she could not ignore or overcome.
6. She tried to adapt theory to reality.
(A) P Q R S
(B) Q P S R
(C) S R P Q
(D) R S P Q
Ans : (B)
40. 1. Of all the living creatures on the earth, insects are the most plentiful.
P. In some countries, they are farmers greatest enemy.
Q. Locusts are perhaps the most dangerous of all, for they will eat almost any green plant and leave cultivated lands bare.
R. Some varieties are very useful to man, like bees from which we get honey and wax, and silkworms which supply us with silk.
S. Other varieties, however, are extremely harmful and do a great amount of damage, especially to crops.
6. Common flies, cockroaches, termites, mosquitoes and lice are some other insects harmful to man.
(A) P S R Q
(B) S R P Q
(C) R S Q P
(D) Q S R P
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 41–50) In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate corresponding to the appropriate letter (A), (B) or (C). If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the letter (D).
41. Honesty always has and (A) / will always be (B) / a great virtue. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (A)
42. It was irony (A) / that while he was trying to help his neighbours (B) / his own house was burnt to the ground. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (A)
43. If we can work (A) / slow and steady (B) / we can finish by noon. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (B)
44. Besides his children (A) / there were present (B) / his nephews and nieces. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (A)
45. How do you manage to speak (A) / to her with (B) / so great patience. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (C)
46. He not only cheated (A) / his friends, (B) / but also his parents. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (A)
47. By this time next year (A) / Ramesh will take (B) / his university degree. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (B)
48. I slept (A) / rather late (B) / last night. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (A)
49. If I saved some money every month (A) / I would be able to buy a vehicle of my choice (B) / in no time. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (C)
50. When I read his book (A) / I implied from it (B) / that he never understood women. (C) No error (D)
Ans : (B)
Directions—(Q. 51–55) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which BEST EXPRESSES the meaning of the given bold word in CAPITAL LETTERS and indicate your correct alternative.
(A) Weaken
(B) Couple
(C) Double
(D) Repair
Ans : (A)
52. MOROSE(A) Genial
(B) Gentle
(C) Gloomy
(D) Idle
Ans : (C)
(A) Drought
(B) Imposition
(C) Flood
(D) Snowfall
Ans : (C)
(A) Novel
(B) Strange
(C) Contemporary
(D) Original
Ans : (D)
55. EFFIGY(A) Proxy
(B) Duplicate
(C) Dummy
(D) Replica
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 56–60) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the oneOPPOSITE in meaning to the given bold word in CAPITAL LETTERS and indicate your correct alternative.
(B) Decline
(C) Worsen
(D) Destroy
Ans : (C)
(A) Careless
(B) Forgiving
(C) Heedless
(D) Refined
Ans : (B)
(A) Curiosity
(B) Ferocity
(C) Impetuosity
(D) Animosity
Ans : (D)
(A) Vomit
(B) Reject
(C) Emit
(D) Eject
Ans : (A)
60. FALLIBLE(A) Virtuous
(B) Honest
(C) Perfect
(D) Humble
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 61–70) In these questions, in the following passage, some of the words have been left out and the blanks have been numbered from 61 to 70. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Indicate your correct alternative.
The inevitable effect of mechanical production is uniformity, and although uniformity may lead to monotony, it need not lack beauty. In fact, modern improvement in popular …(61)… is mainly the result of better design …(62)… standardised, goods; and the average …(63)… is buying better design goods, because those goods are …(64)…, because the problem of taste has been …(65)… for him. Good taste is not always …(66)… and most people manage to get …(67)… without it. It is fortunate therefore, that so many of the …(68)… of life are now chosen for us by …(69)…. Even among luxuries, the margin for …(70)… taste is constantly being reduced.
61. (A) craft
(B) technology
(C) ideas
(D) taste
Ans : (D)
62. (A) on
(B) of
(C) in
(D) for
Ans : (B)
63. (A) shopper
(B) client
(C) man
(D) businessman
Ans : (A)
64. (A) gaudy
(B) accessible
(C) reliable
(D) durable
Ans : (A)
65. (A) tackled
(B) simplified
(C) resolved
(D) solved
Ans : (C)
66. (A) genuine
(B) laboured
(C) impulsive
(D) inborn
Ans : (D)
67. (A) ahead
(B) along
(C) through
(D) around
Ans : (C)
68. (A) amenities
(B) comforts
(C) luxuries
(D) necessities
Ans : (A)
69. (A) connoisseurs
(B) artists
(C) experts
(D) scientists
Ans : (A)
70. (A) local
(B) particular
(C) impersonal
(D) personal
Ans : (D)
Directions—(Q. 71–75) In the following questions, you have a brief passage with five questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and indicate your correct alternative.
Comprehension Passage
No one can seriously pretend to remain unaffected by advertisements. it is impossible to turn a blind eye to the solicitous overtures to buy this or that article that fill our streets, newspapers and magazines. Even in the sanctity of our living rooms, advertisers are waiting to pounce on their helpless victims as they tune into their favourite radio or television programmes. In time, no matter how hard we resist, clever little tunes and catch-phrases seep into our subconscious minds and stay there. Though they seem so varied, all these advertisements have one thing in common; they make strong appeals to our emotions.
71. The word ‘sanctity’ means—
(A) sacredness
(B) privacy
(C) privilege
(D) security
Ans : (B)
72. Which one of the following lines best expresses the meaning of the first sentence in the passage ?
(A) All men are influenced by advertisements
(B) Most men are influenced by advertisements
(C) Some men are not influenced by advertisements
(D) Advertisements cannot influence everybody
Ans : (A)
73. To turn a blind eye — its opposite meaning is to—
(A) perceive
(B) view
(C) visualise
(D) sight
Ans : (A)
74. The ‘helpless victims’ are the—
(A) public
(B) spectators
(C) audience
(D) sellers
Ans : (A)
75. Advertisements are successful when we respond to them—
(A) Intellectually
(B) Blindly
(C) Helplessly
(D) Emotionally
Ans : (D)

State Bank of India(SBI) Model English Paper

Directions—(Q. 1–10) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
There was a girl who sang beautifully at the temple every morning. The music master used to happily recall, “One day when I went into the woods to pluck flowers, I found this baby under a pipal tree.” He picked her up carefully, raised her lovingly as if she was his daughter and taught her to sing before she spoke her first word.
The music master grew old and didn’t see too well. The girl tended to him caringly. Many people including young men travelled from far and wide to hear her sing. This made the music master’s heart quake with fear. “You will choose one of them as your husband. What is to become of me ?” The girl replied, “I shall not be apart from you.” But on a full moon night during the harvest festival, the master’s chief disciple touched his feet reverently and said, “Master grant me your permission for your daughter has agreed to marry me.” The master’s tears flowed freely, “She has chosen well. Go and fetch her, let me hear you sing the first of many melodies that you will sing together.” The two began to sing in harmony. But the song was interrupted by the arrival of the royal messenger. “Your daughter is very fortunate-the king has sent for her,” the messenger said. At the palace the Queen summoned the girl to her and said, ”I place upon you the honour of making sure my daughter is never unhappy at her husband’s home.” There wasn’t a single tear in the girl’s eyes but she thought of the master and her heart was heavy.
That very night the princess began her journey to Kambhoj. The princess’s royal chariot led the procession and the girl’s palanquin followed close behind carrying trunks of silks, jewellry and precious stones. It was covered with a velvet sheet and had soldiers on both sides. As the procession passed, the master and his disciple Kumarsen stood still by the wayside. A collective sigh escaped the crowd gathered there wishing that the princess wouldn’t feel homesick in her faraway home.
1. Which of the following can be said about the girl ?
(1) She was brought up by her father as her mother had died when she was a baby.
(2) She was a talented singer who had learnt to sing at an early age.
(3) She was only allowed to sing with the master’s permission.
(A) Only (1)
(B) Both (1) and (2)
(C) Only (2)
(D) All (1), (2) and (3)
(E) None of these
2. What was the girl’s reaction to leaving home ?
(A) She was honoured to be serving the princess
(B) Sadness at leaving the master.
(C) She entrusted the task of looking after the music master to Kumarasen
(D) She was thrilled to be living in luxury
(E) None of these
3. What task was entrusted to the girl by the Queen ?
(A) Seeing that her daughter reached Kambhoj safely
(B) Entertaining the princess on her journey to Kambhoj
(C) Protecting the princess and reporting to the queen if she was unhappy
(D) Ensuring the princess’ happiness
(E) None of these
4. What was the master’s reaction to the girl’s decision to marry his disciple ?
(A) He was upset and cried
(B) He promised to give his permission if the couple sang well together
(C) He was sad because she would be going to Kambhoj which was far away
(D) He was pleased with her choice of husband
(E) None of these
5. Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage ?
(1) The girl was leaving the master and going to Kambhoj once she was married.
(2) The king sent for the girl because she was a good singer.
(3) The master did not let the girl study any other subject except music.
(A) Only (1)
(B) Both (1) and (2)
(C) All (1), (2) and (3)
(D) Both (1) and (3)
(E) None of these
6. Why was the princess going on a journey ?
(1) She was going to her prospective husband’s home to get engaged.
(2) Her parents wanted her to visit the kingdom of which she would be the future queen.
(3) To take expensive gifts for the rulers of the Kambhoj who were well known to her parents.
(A) None
(B) Only (2)
(C) Only (1)
(D) Both (1) and (2)
(E) Both (2) and (3)
7. Why was the master afraid ?
(A) He felt the princess would treat the young girl unkindly
(B) He would be all alone after the girl’s marriage
(C) The girl may not be able to adapt to her new home
(D) He was slowly going blind.
(E) None of these
Directions—(Q. 8–9) Choose the word which is MOST NEARLY theSAME in MEANING as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
68. fortunate
(A) rich
(B) liked
(C) happy
(D) successful
(E) lucky
9. raised
(A) nurtured
(B) lifted
(C) grew
(D) built
(E) high
10. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the wordCollective as used in the passage—
(A) alone
(B) separately
(C) united
(D) partial
(E) single
Directions—(Q. 11–15) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
11. In present the (A)/ prices of food grains (B)/ are high all (C)/ over the world. (D) No error (E)
12. Majority of the banks (A)/ today uses technology (B)/ to reach out to those (C)/living in rural areas. (D) No error (E)
13. I will give (A)/ you the advance (B)/ if you repay it as (C)/ soon as possibly. (D) No error (E)
14. Though he is very (A)/ wealthy and powerful (B)/ he has any(C)/ concern for the poor. (D) No error (E)
15. Mala has the (A)/ ability t o handle (B)/ many tasks at (C)/ the same time. (D) No error (E)
Directions—(Q. 16–20) Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and No correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.
16. Finding himself in financial difficulty, he came forward me for help and advice—
(A) came across
(B) is come upto
(C) came to
(D) comes with
(E) No correction required
17. Deepak having been over eighteen years of age, is entitled to vote—
(A) has been of
(B) being over
(C) who is having over
(D) who is been
(E) No correction required
18. The magazine that we subscribe to is published monthly—
(A) which is subscribed
(B) we are subscribed
(C) whom we subscribe
(D) whichever we subscribe
(E) No correction required
19. Among of his many good qualities, that I remember is his honesty—
(A) All of his
(B) Some of the
(C) Only of his
(D) One of his
(E) No correction required
20. Many of our clients have deposit of this foreign bank—
(A) have deposits in
(B) had deposited
(C) with deposits
(D) have deposited
(E) No correction required
21. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) (1)
(B) (2)
(C) (3)
(D) (4)
(E) (5)
22. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) (1)
(B) (2)
(C) (3)
(D) (4)
(E) (5)
23. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) (1)
(B) (2)
(C) (3)
(D) (4)
(E) (5)
24. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) (1)
(B) (2)
(C) (3)
(D) (4)
(E) (5)
25. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) (1)
(B) (2)
(C) (3)
(D) (4)
(E) (5)
Directions—(Q. 26–30) In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are lettered as (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these four words printed in bold may be eitherwrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word, which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. Theletter of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (E) i.e. ‘All Correct’ as your answer.
26. We have incurred
(A) an expense
(B) of over fifty thousands
(C) this year alone.
(D) All correct (E)
27. World Earth Day is celeberated
(A) as a means
(B) to make people aware
(C) about the environment.
(D) All correct (E)
28. The key issue (A) discused (B) at the meeting was how toresolve
(C) the food crisis. (D) All correct (E)
29. He deserves (A) some recognition (B) for working diligently (C) for the passed (D) five years. All correct (E)
30. There are many employment (A) opportunities (B) for freshgraduates (C) in the market (D) today. All correct (E)
Directions—(Q. 31–40) In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
I had …(31)… to become a multipurpose manager. I took three steps to accomplish this. First, I took very …(32)… part in professional associations. I …(33)… the National President of the Indian Society for Training and Development–one of the …(34)… organizations for HR professionals. This helped me to grow professionally. My communication skills …(35)…. It also taught me …(36)… to conduct meetings in an effective manner. My job …(37)… me to different parts of the country and I …(38)… believe that …(39)…provided me with an education. I also wrote a lot. Newspaper editors often approached me with …(40)… to write articles for their publications.
31. (A) achieved
(B) aim
(C) try
(D) dreamed
(E) wanted
32. (A) selected
(B) active
(C) interesting
(D) often
(E) joint
33. (A) elected
(B) voted
(C) became
(D) applied
(E) decided
34. (A) respected
(B) status
(C) impressed
(D) aged
(E) common
35. (A) lacked
(B) grown
(C) learnt
(D) improved
(E) earned
36. (A) that
(B) why
(C) how
(D) never
(E) anyhow
37. (A) saw
(B) showed
(C) posted
(D) discovered
(E) took
38. (A) quiet
(B) firmly
(C) strong
(D) first
(E) not
39. (A) travelling
(B) journey
(C) visit
(D) migrating
(E) shift
40. (A) wish
(B) offer
(C) appointments
(D) requests
(E) commands
Directions—(Q. 21–25) Rearrange the following six sentences (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(1) The sailor was told it was placed there as warning signal to sailors to warn them of the danger.
(2) He returned to the spot a few years later as captain of his own ship.
(3) The ship was at sea for many days and finally anchored near the coastline.
(4) The night was stormy and without a warning signal his ship was wrecked on that very rock.
(5) One of the sailors on board saw a bell tied to a dangerous submerged rock.
(6) As a joke the sailor decided to steal the bell and hide it despite being informed of this.

Answers :

1.(C) 2. (B) 3. (D) 4. (E) 5. (B) 6. (A) 7. (B) 8. (E) 9. (B) 10. (A) 11. (A) Write ‘At’ in place of ‘In’. 12. (B) Write ‘use’.13. (D) Write ‘possible’.14. (C) Write ‘no’ in place of ‘any’.15. (E) 16. (C) 17. (E) 18. (E) 19. (D)20. (A) 21. (C) 22. (E) 23. (A) 24. (D)25. (B) 26. (C) Write change ‘thousands’ to ‘thousand’.27. (A) Write ‘celebrated’. 28. (B) Write ‘discussed’. 29. (D) Write ‘past’. 30. (E) 31. (E) 32. (B) 33. (C) 34. (A)35. (D) 36. (C) 37. (E) 38. (B) 39. (A) 40. (D)

RRB Exam 2009 English Model Paper

Correct Spelling1. (A) Comitment
(B) Comittment
(C) Committment
(D) Commitment
Ans : (D)
2. (A) Fullfil
(B) Fulfil
(C) Fulfill
(D) Fullfill
Ans : (B)
3. (A) Defendant
(B) Defendent
(C) Defandent
(D) Defandant
Ans : (A)
4. (A) Varstile
(B) Verstile
(C) Versatile
(D) Vorstyle
Ans : (C)
5. (A) Recomand
(B) Recommend
(C) Reconand
(D) Recomend
Ans : (B)
6. I always fall ……… old Friends in times of need.
(A) over
(B) through
(C) back on
(D) off
Ans : (C)
7. The party decided to take the shortest…… to its destination.
(A) root
(B) route
(C) distance
(D) direction
Ans : (B)
8. The girl was very pleased……… herself.
(A) in
(B) on
(C) over
(D) with
Ans : (D)
9. Because of deforestation birds are……… their nerting places.
(A) cooking
(B) conserving
(C) searching
(D) demanding
Ans : (C)
10. The thieves broke…… the museum to steal the painting.
(A) up
(B) side
(C) off
(D) into
Ans : (D)
11. Where was the battle of Plassey fought ?
(A) Karnal
(B) Haldighati
(C) Mysore
(D) Bengal
Ans : (D)
12. Who was the first Vice-President of India ?
(A) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
(B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(C) C. V. Raman
(D) Jawahar Lal Nehru
Ans : (A)
13. What was the reason behind the mutiny of 1857 ?
(A) Cartridge containing fat
(B) Frustration in soldiers
(C) Failure of British Government
(D) Administrative research
Ans : (B)
14. Which of the following is UHF ?
(A) 40 MHz
(B) 400 MHz
(C) 400 KHz
(D) 40 KHz
Ans : (B)
15. Mass of a particle is m and its momentum is p. Its kinetic energy will be—
(A) mp
(B) p2m
(C) p3m
(D) p2/2m
Ans : (D)
16. S. I. unit of power is ‘watt’. It is equivalent to which of the following ?
(A) Kgms–2
(B) Kgm2s–2
(C) Kgm2s–3
(D) None of these
Ans : (C)
17. Who among the following cricketers scored the highest runs—
(A) Brien Lara
(B) Sanat Jaysurya
(C) Sachin Tendulkar
(D) Virendra Sehwag
Ans : (C)
18. Which is the oldest Veda ?
(A) Samveda
(B) Rigveda
(C) Yajurveda
(D) Atharvaveda
Ans : (B)
19. Who was the founder of Pakistan ?
(A) Mohammad Ali Jinna
(B) Liyaquat Ali Khan
(C) Gaffar Khan
(D) Benazir Bhutto
Ans : (A)
20. Who invented television ?
(A) J. L. Baird
(B) Lawrance
(C) Frederick Trechithic
(D) King Gillette
Ans : (A)
21. Who invented wireless ?
(A) Marconi
(B) Charles Caterin
(C) George Cayley
(D) Zenobe Gramme
Ans : (A)
22. Which of the following was the battle strategy of Shivaji against Mughals ?
(A) Alert army
(B) Large army
(C) Political monopoly
(D) Guerilla warfare
Ans : (D)
23. Find out the next term of the series—
1, 2, 4, 7, 11, ……
(A) 16
(B) 12
(C) 9
(D) 4
Ans : (A)
24. Which of the following cities is termed as the Pink city ?
(A) Jaipur
(B) Jodhpur
(C) Ajmer
(D) Delhi
Ans : (A)
25. Who wrote the Meghdoot ?
(A) Kalidas
(B) Vatsyayan
(C) Chanakya
(D) Premchand
Ans : (A)
26. Find out the missing term of the series—
11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41……
(A) 43
(B) 47
(C) 53
(D) 51
Ans : (B)
27. Which of the following is a creation of Maithili-Sharan Gupta ?
(A) Saket
(B) Urvashi
(C) Prempachisi
(D) Gatha
Ans : (A)
28. Which is the longest railwayline of the world ?
(A) Trans-Siberian
(B) Trans-Canadian
(C) Orient Railway line
(D) Railwayline from London to Paris
Ans : (A)
29. Which of the following states has the highest number of voters ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Rajasthan
(D) Gujarat
Ans : (A)
30. Garaba folk dance belongs to which of the following states ?
(A) Manipur
(B) Assam
(C) Gujarat
(D) Orissa
Ans : (C)
Nearest Meaning :
31. Addicted—
(A) wild
(B) enhaneed
(C) sentenced
(D) incline
Ans : (D)
32. Bewilder—
(A) Cross
(B) Seize
(C) Puzzle
(D) Annoy
Ans : (C)
33. Destitute—
(A) Sick
(B) Poor
(C) thin
(D) Angry
Ans : (B)
34. Genteel—
(A) Clever
(B) Polite
(C) Hopeful
(D) Lovable
Ans : (B)
35. Camouflage—
(A) Deject
(B) Disappear
(C) Drown
(D) Conceal
Ans : (D)
36. A thing liable to be easily broken—
(A) Breakable
(B) Ductile
(C) Brittle
(D) Delicate
Ans : (C)
37. Animal living on land and in water—
(A) Ambiguous
(B) Pacify
(C) Amphibian
(D) Ambivalend
Ans : (C)
38. One who does not care for literature or and—
(A) Barbarian
(B) Philistine
(C) Primitive
(D) Literate
Ans : (B)
39. The following country is the winner of the last three world cricket coups—
(A) Pakistan
(B) India
(C) Australia
(D) Sri Lanka
Ans : (C)
40. Find the odd man out—
1, 5, 14, 30, 50, 55, 91
(A) 5
(B) 50
(C) 55
(D) 91
Ans : (B)
41. Find out wrong number in each sequence—
582, 605, 588, 611, 634, 617, 600
(A) 634
(B) 611
(C) 605
(D) 600
Ans : (A)
42. A boy was asked to multiply a number by 25. He instead multiplied the number by 52 and got the answer 324 more than the correct answer. The number to be multiplied was—
(A) 12
(B) 15
(C) 25
(D) 32
Ans : (A)
43. Insert the missing number—
16, 33, 65, 131, 261, (……)
(A) 523
(B) 521
(C) 613
(D) 721
Ans : (A)
44. 3251 + 587 + 369 – ? = 3007
(A) 1250
(B) 1300
(C) 1375
(D) 1200
Ans : (D)
45. If 2 tables and 3 chairs cost Rs. 3500 and 3 tables and 2 chairs cost Rs. 4000, then how much does a table cost ?
(A) Rs. 500
(B) Rs. 750
(C) Rs. 1000
(D) Rs. 1500
Ans : (C)
46. The sum of first five prime numbers is—
(A) 11
(B) 18
(C) 26
(D) 28
Ans : (D)
47. Three numbers are in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3 and their H. C. F. is 12. The numbers are—
(A) 4, 8, 12
(B) 5, 10, 15
(C) 10, 20, 30
(D) 12, 24, 36
Ans : (D)
48. Income of a company doubles after every one year. If the initial income was Rs. 4 lakhs, what would be the income after 5 years ?
(A) Rs. 1•24 crores
(B) Rs. 1•28 crores
(C) Rs. 2•52 crores
(D) Rs. 2•56 crores
Ans : (B)
49. Water boils at 212F or 100C and melts at 32F or 0C. If the temperature of a particular day is 35C, it is equivalent to—
(A) 85F
(B) 90F
(C) 95F
(D) 99F
Ans : (C)
50. A Bazar has an average of 510 people on Sundays and 240 on other days. The average number of people per day in a month of 30 days beginning with a Sunday is—
(A) 250
(B) 276
(C) 280
(D) 285
Ans : (D)
51. Kumar is older than Vishnu who is younger than Ashoka. Harsha is older than Anil but younger than Vishnu, Ashoka is younger than Kumar. Who is the youngest ?
(A) Kumar
(B) Ashoka
(C) Vishnu
(D) Anil
Ans : (D)
52. A station director starts from the radio station Jalandhar and drives 15 km towards west, turns, left and covers another 10 km and again turns, right and covers 18 km. In which direction is he driving ?
(A) South
(B) West
(C) South West
(D) North West
Ans : (B)
53. If TOM = 48 and DICK = 27, what is HARRY equal to ?
(A) 50
(B) 44
(C) 70
(D) 60
Ans : (C)
54. If UNDERSTAND is coded as 1234567823, how will START be coded ?
(A) 56781
(B) 83243
(C) 73652
(D) 67857
Ans : (D)
55. Foot is to hand as leg is to—
(A) Elbow
(B) Toe
(C) Finger
(D) Arm
Ans : (D)
56. Daughter is to father as niece is to—
(A) Nephew
(B) Cousin
(C) Uncle
(D) Mother
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 57–60) Read the following information and give the answers. If you start running from a point towards North and after covering 4 kms you turn to your left and run 5 km and then again turn to your left and run 5 km and then turn to left again and run another 6 km and before finishing you take another left turn and run 1 km, then answer questions based on this information—
57. How many kms are you from the place you started ?
(A) 1 km
(B) 2 km
(C) 3 km
(D) 4 km
Ans : (A)
58. In which direction will you be running while finishing ?
(A) East
(B) West
(C) North
(D) South
Ans : (C)
59. After taking the second turn, in which direction will you be running ?
(A) East
(B) West
(C) North
(D) South
Ans : (D)
60. From the finishing point if you have to reach the point from where you started in which direction will you have to run ?
(A) East
(B) West
(C) North
(D) South
Ans : (B)
61. Introducing a lady, a man said, “Her father is my mother’s only son.” How is the lady related to the man ?
(A) Sister
(B) Daughter
(C) Aunt
(D) Mother
Ans : (B)
62. In which of the following years was the Indian National congress founded ?
(A) 1805
(B) 1885
(C) 1893
(D) 1870
Ans : (B)
63. Choose the incorrect one—
36, 54, 18, 27, 9, 18•5, 4•5
(A) 18
(B) 18•5
(C) 4•5
(D) 27
Ans : (B)
64. Unit of which of the following has been derived from ohm’s law ?
(A) Resistance
(B) Current
(C) Potential difference
(D) All the above
Ans : (A)
65. Ajanta caves are famous for which of the following—
(A) Artistic painting
(B) Caves
(C) Carving
(D) None of these
Ans : (A)
66. Which country awards Nobel Prize ?
(A) Sweden
(B) France
(C) Norway
(D) Spain
Ans : (A)
67. Who was the first Indian to be honoured with Nobel Prize ?
(A) Mother Teresa
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Subhash Chandra Bose
(D) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Ans : (B)
68. Which of the following is an odd number ?
385, 462, 572, 396, 427, 671, 264
(A) 462
(B) 396
(C) 671
(D) 427
Ans : (D)
69. Find out the an odd number—
835, 734, 642, 751, 853, 981, 532
(A) 751
(B) 853
(C) 981
(D) 532
Ans : (A)
70. Average of 50 numbers is 30. If two numbers 35 and 40 are deleted, what would be the average of rest numbers ?
(A) 28•32
(B) 28•78
(C) 29•27
(D) 29•68
Ans : (D)
71. ITDC stands for—
(A) Indian Trade Development Corporation
(B) Indian Trade Defence City
(C) Income Tax Development Corporation
(D) Indian Trade Design Corporation
Ans : (A)
72. Sri Harikota is famous for which of the following ?
(A) Space programmes
(B) Satellite launching
(C) Nuclear Research Centre
(D) Missile launching Centre
Ans : (B)
73. Pointing towards a woman, a girl said, “She is the only daughter-in-law of the grandmother of my father’s son.” Who is this woman of the girl ?
(A) Mother
(B) Aunt
(C) Mother-in-law
(D) Sister-in-law
Ans : (A)
74. 7589 – ? = 3434
(A) 4242
(B) 1123
(C) 11023
(D) 4155
Ans : (D)
75. Who was the founder of Sikh religion ?
(A) Guru Nanak
(B) Guru Ramdas
(C) Guru Govind Singh
(D) Guru Arjundev
Ans : (A)
76. Chanakya was the Prime, Minister of which of the following emperors ?
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Chandragupta II
(C) Ashok
(D) Bimbisar
Ans : (A)
77. L.C.M. of two numbers is 4284 and their H.C.F. is 34. One of these two numbers is 204, then what is second number ?
(A) 714
(B) 720
(C) 700
(D) 715
Ans : (A)
78. Which of the following is odd ?
– 3, 9, 21, 34, 45, 57
(A) 34
(B) 57
(C) 21
(D) – 3
Ans : (A)
79. What is full form of INTERPOL ?
(A) International Police Organization
(B) International Public Organization
(C) Indian Police Organization
(D) Indian Police Office
Ans : (A)

RRB Exam Solved Model Paper – Question paper (Railway Recruitment Board Exam)

1. When a ray of light passes from an optically denser medium to a rarer medium, it
RRB Exam Solved Model Paper – Question paper ((Railway Recruitment Board Exam)
(a) Remains undeviated (b) Bends towards normal
(c) Bends away from normal (d) None of these
2.Who is the author of “Anandmath” ?
(a) Rabindranath Tagore (b) Bankim chandra Chattopadhyaya
(c) Sarojini Nayadu (d) Jyotiba Phule
3. Thimpu is the capital of -
(a) Nepal (b) Bhutan
(c) Thailand (d) Myanmar
4. The time period of a seconds pendulum is
(a) 1 second (b) 4 seconds
(c) 3 seconds (d) 2 seconds
5. The nuclear fuel in the sun is
(a) Helium (b) Uranium
(c) Hydrogen (d) Oxygen
6. The second’s hand of a watch is 2 cm long. The velocity of its tip is
(a) 0.21 cm/sec. (b) 2.1 cm/sec.
(c) 21 cm/sec. (d) None of these
7. In diesel engine, ignition is caused by
(a) Spark (b) Automatic starter
(c) Compression (d) Friction
8. The mass-energy equivalence, relationship E = mc2 was propounded by
(a) Max Plank (b) Einstein
(c) Newton (d) Hertz
9. The filament of bulb is made of
(a) Tungsten (b) Iron
(c) Nichrome (d) Carbon
10. Anti-knocking can be lessened by
(a) Iso Octane (b) N Heptane
(c) TEL (d) Benzene
11. In which of the following oxidation shows a positive oxidation state.
(a) CO (b) N2O
(c) NO (d) F2O
12. Which of the following is used in photography?
(a) Silver Bromide (b) Sodium Bromide
(c) Potassium Chloride (d) Sodium Sulphate
13. Which of the following is used in accumulator cell?
(a) Copper (b) Iron
(c) Lead (d) Zinc
14. Choose the wrong statement :
(a) Single magnetic poles can exist
(b) Magnetic poles are always of equal strength
(c) Like poles repel each other
(d) None of these
15. Laws of electrolysis are given by:
(a) Farady (b) Maxwell
(c) Lenz (d) Bohr
16. Flemings left hand rule is used to fine out:
(a) Direction of magnetic field due to flow of current
(b) Direction of induced current due to effect of magnetic field
(c) Direction of motion of a current carrying conductor in magnetic field
(d) None of these
17. The pH of a neutral solution at 250C is :
(a) 0 (b) 1.0
(c) 7.0 (d) 1.4
18. The raw material used for the manufacture of Portland cement is :
(a) Limestone and clay (b) Alumina, clay and gypsum
(c) Gypsum and limestone (d) Gypsum and clay19. CaOCI2 is the chemical formula for a compound commonly known as :( a) Soda Ash (b) Lime
(c) Bleaching Powder (d) Plaster of Paris
20. The glass used for making laboratory apparatus is :( a) Pyrex glass (b) Hard glass
(c) Soft glass (d) Safety glass
21. The iron produced in blast furnace is :
(a) Pig iron (b) Wrought iron
(c) Stainless steel (d) Steel
22. Formation is a 40% solution of :
(a) Methanol (b) Methenal
(c) Methanoic acid (d) None of these
23. Which of the following is not an ore of aluminium :
(a) Cryolite (b) Feldspar
(c) Bauxite (d) Azurite
24. Rhombic monoclinic and plastic sulphur are:
(a) Isomers (b) Isotopes
(c) Allotropes (d) Hydrides of sulphur25. The alkaline hydrolysis of oils or fats gives soap and :
(a) Glycerol (b) Ethenol
(c) Glycol (d) Ethanoic acid
26. The sight of a delicious food usually makes month watery. It is a :
(a) Hormonal response (b) Neural response
(c) Optic response (d) Olfactory response
27. Nitrogen fixing bacteria are normally found in :
(a) Parasitic plants (b) Epiphytic plants
(c) Leguminous plants (d) Aquatic plants
28. Powdery mildew of wheat is caused by:
(a) Bacteria (b) Virus
(c) Fungi (d) Protozoans
29. Septic sore throat is caused by :
(a) Bacteria (b) Virus
(c) Fungi (d) Protozoans
30. A person of blood group AB can give blood to :
(a) ‘A’ and ‘B’ (b) Only ‘AB’
(c) ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘O’ (d) All of these
31. Cell activities are controlled by :
(a) Chloroplast (b) Nitochondria
(c) Cytoplasm (d) Nucleus
32. Which of the following helps eye to adjust the focal length of the eye lens :
(a) Cornea (b) Conjunctiva
(c) Ciliary body (d) Iris
33. When pollen of a flower is transferred to the stigma of the same plant, pollination type is referred to as :
(a) Autogamy (b) Allogamy
(c) Xenogamy (d) Geitonogamy
34. Respiration is a :
(a) Catabolic process (b) Anabolic process
(c) Both of these (d) None of these
35. The structural and functional unit of kidneys are :
(a) Neurons (b) Nephrons
(c) Medula (d) None of these
36. Which of the following enzymes is generally nor present in adult human :
(a) Renin (b) Pepsin
(c) Trypsin (d) Amylopsin
37. The part of the plant which is responsible for carrying water and solutes from roots to various parts of plants is :
(a) Phloem (b) Xylem
(c) Duodenum (d) Sclercids
38. ‘Widal test’ is used for susceptibility of :
(a) Malaria (b) Typhoid
(c) Cholera (d) Yellow fever
39. Exchange of gases in plants takes place through :
(a) Stomata (b) Lenticels
(c) Cuticle (d) All of these
40. ‘Lieutenant’ in army is equivalent to following rank in navy :
(a) Lieutenant (b) Sub Lieutanant
(c) Lieutenant Commander (d) None of these
41. Pankaj Advani is associated with :
(a) Snooker (b) Golf
(c) Shooting (d) Archery
42. Which city in the world is known as the forbidden city :
(a) Aberdeen (b) Jerusalem
(c) Mecca (d) Lhasa
43. Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award carries a sum of :
(a) Rs. 3 lakns (b) Rs. 5 lakhs
(c) Rs. 1 lakh (d) Rs. 7 lakhs
44. Who is known as ‘Nightingale of India’ :
(a) Asha Bhonsle (b) Begum Akhtar
(c) Sarojini Naidu (d) Vijaylaxmi Pandit
45. Which one of the following is not included in the UNESCO’s list of world heritage site :
(a) Kaziranga National Park (b) Qutab Minar
(c) Champaner Pavagarh (d) None of these
46. Which of the following is not an electric resistant?
(a) Lead (b) Ebonite
(c) Charcoal (d) Lac
47. Which of the following is a complementary colour?
(a) Blue (b) Yellow
(c) Magenta (d) Yellow and Magenta
48. The velocity of sound increases in air by ……… for every degree Celsius increase of temperature.
(a) 60 m/sec. (b) 0.61 m/sec.
(c) 60 ft/sec. (d) 0.61 km/sec.
49. Henry is a unit of
(a) Capacity (b) Magnetic field
(c) Inductance (d) Frequency
50. The velocity of rotation of Earth is
(a) 28 km/min (b) 30 km/min
(c) 25 km/min (d) 39.5 km/min
51. What is Hubble?
(a) Warship (b) Star
(c) Telescope (d) Missile
52. Which acid is normally found in lemon and grape fruits?
(a) Citric acid (b) Tartaric acid
(c) Ascorbic acid (d) Lactic acid
53. At which temperature Fahrenheit and Celsius show same reading?
(a) -400 (b) 00
(c) -574.250 (d) 2730
54. Limestone is metamorphosed to form
(a) Graphite (b) Quartz
(c) Granite (d) Marble
55. Rift valley is formed by
(a) Earthquake (b) Folding
(c) Faulting (d) All of these
56. If a piece of ice at 00C is mixed with water at 00C, then
(a) Whole ice melts (b) Some ice melts
(c) No ice melts (d) Temperature decreases
57. Mettur Dam is built on the river
(a) Krishna (b) Cauvery
(c) Narmada (d) Mahanadi
58. Mahendra Giri peak is situated in the
(a) Eastern Ghats (b) Western Ghats
(c) Shiwaliks (d) Vindhyachal
59. In what time a sum will double itself at 20% per annum rate of interest?
(a) 2 years (b) 3 years
(c) 4 years (d) 5 years
60. The famous Dilwara Temple is situated in
(a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Maharashtra
(c) Gujarat (d) Rajasthan
61. Pneumonia affects
(a) Lungs (b) Tongue
(c) Liver (d) Kidney
62. The chemical name of Vitamin A is
(a) Retinol (b) Jhiamin
(c) Biotic (d) Riboflavin
63. A 130m long train crosses a bridge in 30 seconds at 45 kmph. The length of the bridge is
(a) 200m (b) 225m
(c) 245m (d) 250m
64. By selling an article at some price a person gains 10%. If the article is sold at twice of the price, the gain percent will be
(a) 20% (b) 60%
(c) 100% (d) 120%
65. Atoms are electrically charged as
(a) Positive (b) Negative
(c) Bi-positive (d) Neutral
66. Ionic bond exists in
(a) Kcl (b) H2O
(c) NH3 (d) Cl3
67. Which force is required to increase the momentum of an object to 40 kg m/s in 5 seconds?
(a) 2N (b) 4N
(c) 8N (d) 10N
68. The river that does not form delta is
(a) Mahanadi (b) Tapti
(c) Krishna (d) Cauvery
69. The ratio of the redius and height of a cone is 5 : 12, respectively. Its volume is 23147cc. Find its slant height.
(a) 13cm (b) 14cm
(c) 17cm (d) 26cm
70. 27 students took part in a debate of a college. What is the probability that at least 3 of them have their birth days in the same month?
(a) 3/27 (b) 3/12
(c) 12 (d) 1
71. Who was the first winner of Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
(a) B.N.Sarkar (b) Prithvi Raj Kapoor
(c) Devika Rani (d) Kanan Devi
72. How many members are nominated by the President in the Rajya Sabha?
(a) 12 (b) 15
(c) 10 (d) 20
73. Who was the founder of Brahmo Samaj?
(a) Raja Rammohan Roy (b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Vivekanand (d) Dyanand Saraswati
74. The Parliamentary System in India has been taken from
(a) America (b) Britain
(c) Australia (d) Ireland
75. The electric supply in India was first started in
(a) Kolkata (b) Chennai
(c) Mumbai (d) Darjeeling
76. Bhatnagar Prize is given in the field of
(a) Peace (b) Music and dance
(c) Science & technology (d) Fine arts
77. Who discovered the solar system?
(a) Copernicus (b) Kepler
(c) Aryabhatta (d) Newton
78. The Nobel Prize in Economics was started in
(a) 1901 (b) 1936
(c) 1957 (d) 1967
79. In India, the second largest in
(a) Bengali (b) Urdu
(c) Telugu (d) Marathi
80. The first Asian Games were held in
(a) Manila (b) Tokyo
(c) Jakarta (d) New Delhi
81. The Islam was established in
(a) 7th A.D. (b) 5th A.D.
(c) 3rd B.C. (d) 5th B.C.
82. The Olympic Games 2012 will be held in
(a) Moscow (b) Paris
(c) New York (d) London
83. The main factor of air pollution is
(a) Lead (b) Copper
(c) Zinc (d) Gold
84. The bauxite ore is found in
(a) Musabani (b) Karnapura
(c) Koderma (d) Palamu
85. The first fertilizer plant in India was established in
(a) Trombay (b) Nangal
(c) Alwaye (d) Sindri
86. Which of the following had strong navy?
(a) Bahmani (b) Chalukya
(c) Chola (d) Rashtrakuta
87. The last king of Maurya Dynastry was
(a) Brihdarth (b) Kunal
(c) Samprati (d) Salishuk
88. How will the image formed by a convex lens be affected if the central part of the lens is covered by black paper?
(a) Remaining part of the lens will form no image
(b) The central position of the image is absent
(c) There will be no effect
(d) The full image will be formed with lessened brightness
89. The force between two parallel wires conducting current is used to define
(a) Ampere (b) Coulomb
(c) Volt (d) Newton
90. A body is thrown vertically upward and it reaches 10m high. Find the velocity with which the body was thrown? (g = 9.8 m/s)
(a) 10 m/sec. (b) 18 m/sec.
(c) 14 m/sec. (d) 7 m/sec.
91. The buoyancy depends on the
(a) Depth of the fluid (b) Density of the fluid
(c) Volume of the fluid (d) Weight of the fluid

1. (c) 2. (b) 3. (b) 4. (d) 5. (c) 6. (a) 7. (c) 8. (b) 9. (a) 10. (a) 11. (d) 12. (a)
13. (c) 14. (a) 15. (a) 16. (c) 17. (c) 18. (b) 19. (c) 20. (a) 21. (a) 22. (b) 23. (d)
24. (c) 25. (a) 26. (d) 27. (c) 28. (c) 29. (a & b) 30. (b) 31. (d) 32. (c) 33. (a) 34. (a)
35. (b) 36. (a) 37. (b) 38. (b) 39. (d) 40. (b) 41. (a) 42. (d) 43. (b) 44. (c) 45. (d) 46. (a)
47. (d) 48. (b) 49. (c) 50. (a) 51. (c) 52. (a) 53. (a) 54. (d) 55. (c) 56. (c) 57. (b) 58. (a)
59. (d) 60. (d) 61. (a) 62. (a) 63. (c) 64. (d) 65. (d) 66. (a) 67. (c) 68. (b) 69. (a) 70. (c)
71. (c) 72. (a) 73. (a) 74. (b) 75. (d) 76. (c) 77. (a) 78. (d) 79. (c) 80. (d) 81. (a) 82. (d)
83. (a) 84. (d) 85. (d) 86. (c) 87. (a) 88. (d) 89. (a) 90. (c) 91. (b)

Union Bank of India Clerk English Exam Solved Model Paper,2010

Directions—(Q. 1–5) In each question below a sentence with four words printed inbold type is given.
Union Bank of India Clerk English Exam Solved Model Paper,2010
These are lettered as (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these four boldly printed words may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriatein the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The letter of that word is your answer. If all the boldly printed words are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (E) i.e., ‘All Correct’ as your answer.
1. RBI is unwilling (A) to enforce (B) these reuglations as these will discourage (C)investment. (D) All Correct (E)
Ans : (E)
2. Many Indian firms have entry (A) into partnership (B) with foreign (C) ones of late. (D) All Correct (E)
Ans : (A)
3. This is a prime (A) example (B) of what the government can achieve (C) if it is determine.(D) All Correct (E)
Ans : (D)
4. They managed (A) to accomplice (B) this by coming (C) up with unique (D) schemes. All Correct (E)
Ans : (B)
5. In such circumstanses (A) do not take unnecessary (B) risks (C) with your savings. (D) All Correct (E)
Ans : (A)
Directions—(Q. 6–20) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Rajendra was a landlord. He had made a lot of money by cheating and ill-treating his laboures who worked in the fields. One day, a young man named Mani came to Rajendra, asking for work. Rajendra was pleasantly surprised. No one had ever wanted to work for him because of his reputation, and here was someone walking right into his house ! Mani’s next few words surprised him even more. Mani said, “I will work for you for free. Only give me a place to sleep, two sets of clothes and two square meals a day.” Rajendra was beside himself with joy when he heard this and was about to agree, when Mani added, “I have only one condition : I will tell you the truth always, but one day in the year, I will lie.”
Rajendra, who lied happily everyday of the year, agreed to this odd condition. So Mani began working for him. He was a wonderful worker–hard-working and trustworthy. He was very honest and soon became Rajendra’s right-hand man. Because of Mani’s hard work, Rajendra had an excellent harvest. He and his wife, Manda, decided to have a big feast to celebrate. They invited all their relatives and friends, from the village and outside as well. Everyone was looking forward to the delicious feast being planned. On the morning of the feast, Rajendra decided he would also give away some gifts to his relatives, just to show off. So he set off for the market in his cart.
As soon as he was out of sight, Mani went running to Manda. He wept loudly and beat his chest. Then he fell on the floor, sobbing and announced, “The master is dead ! The cart overturned on the road. Our master has been flattened like a chapatti !” As soon as Rajendra’s wife and relatives heard this, they started wailing. Mani rushed out, saying he would bring back the body, while everyone started preparing for the last rites. Mani now went running to his master and said, “Master ! Your wife is dead. A cobra bit her and she fell to the ground, as blue as the spring sky.” Rajendra was stunned. What ! His beloved Manda, his partner in all his schemes, was dead ! He hurried home shouting her name.
Manda too was weeping loudly, sitting in the courtyard. When she saw her husband run in, she stopped mid-wail, and Rajendra too stoodopen mouthed. Then they fell into each other’s arms, unable to believe their eyes.
As one, they turned to Mani. “What is the meaning of this, Mani ?” His master angrily demanded. Mani smiled. “Remember my condition, that I would lie once in the year ? Well, I chose today. You see what lies can do ? Now think what happens to the people whom you lie to everyday of the year !” Saying this, he walked out, leaving behind a stunned and ashamed landlord.
6. Why did Mani want to work for Rajendra ?
(A) Rajendra offered him food, clothing and shelter.
(B) To learn from Rajendra who was a successful businessman.
(C) To earn his trust so he could take over the business one day.
(D) He wanted to show Rajendra the error of his ways.
(E) Rajendra did not mind bad habit of telling lies.
Ans : (D)
7. Why did Rajendra shout at Mani one day ?
(1) Mani had lied to Rajendra and his wife causing them to fight.
(2) The feast had to be cancelled because of Mani and Rajendra suffered huge losses.
(3) He had embarrassed his wife and him in front of their friends and relatives.
(A) None
(B) Only (1)
(C) Only (1) and (2)
(D) Only (3)
(E) All (1), (2) and (3)
Ans : (D)
8. What was Rajendra’s immediate reaction on hearing the news of his wife’s ‘death’ ?
(A) He panicked because his wife was responsible for them being rich.
(B) He ran home at once because he doubted Mani’s honesty.
(C) He was very upset and rushed home at once.
(D) He wanted to make funeral arrangements.
(E) He went home to inform everyone that the feast was cancelled.
Ans : (C)
9. Why did Rajendra go out on the day of the feast ?
(A) He wanted to share his good fortune with his relatives.
(B) He took gifts for his relatives who were not as well off as he was.
(C) He wanted to boast about his prosperity to his relatives.
(D) To purchase groceries required for the feast from the market.
(E) He wanted to personally invite his relatives who lived outside the village.
Ans : (C)
10. Why did Mani work very hard for Rajendra ?
(A) He took pride in his work and wanted to ensure a good harvest.
(B) He was grateful to Rajendra for giving him a job.
(C) He knew Rajendra would share the profit with his right hand man.
(D) He considered himself as part to Rejendra’s family.
(E) None of these
Ans : (E)
11. Why did Rajendra accept Mani’s condition ?
(A) He did not value honesty.
(B) He had no intention of letting Mani fulfill it.
(C) He was an expert at detecting when people lied.
(D) He knew how difficult it was to stop lying.
(E) He predicted that Mani would be an excellent worker.
Ans : (D)
12. Why did Mani lie to Manda ?
(A) Out of revenge for not being invited to the feast.
(B) To find out whether Rajendra’s relatives cared about him or his wealth.
(C) To help her realise how much Rajendra meant to her.
(D) To delay the start of the feast as his master had not yet arrived.
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)
13. Which of the following is TRUE in the context of the passage ?
(A) Rajendra was ashamed only because Mani had managed to trick him.
(B) Mani had many friends who were cheated by Rajendra.
(C) Rajendra was a miser because despite being wealthy he travelled by cart.
(D) Mani was clever and a good actor.
(E) Manda was an excellent cook and had prepared a delicious feast.
Ans : (C)
14. Which of the following can be said about Manda ?
(1) She trusted Mani more than Rajendra.
(2) She had a good relationship with her husband’s relatives.
(3) She was dishonest.
(A) None
(B) Only (3)
(C) Only (1) and (3)
(D) Only (2) and (3)
(E) All (1), (2) and (3)
Ans : (A)
15. What opinion did Rajendra’s workers have of him ?
(A) He was generous for paying them and providing for their basic needs.
(B) He was a cheat and he exploited them.
(C) He was a weak man who listened only to his wife.
(D) He was unfair to his workers and paid each a different salary.
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)
Directions—(Q. 16–18) Choose the word or group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in MEANINGto the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
16. Pleasantly
(A) Extremely
(B) Delightfully
(C) Charming
(D) Friendly
(E) Coolly
Ans : (A)
17. Right
(A) Suitable
(B) Legally
(C) Accurately
(D) Straight
(E) Immediately
Ans : (D)
18. Wailing(A) Crying
(B) Complaining
(C) Shouting
(D) Tears
(E) Grumbling
Ans : (A)
Directions—(Q. 19–20) Choose the word or group of words which is MOST OPPOSITE inMEANING to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
19. Celebrate
(A) Insult
(B) Reject
(C) Dishonour
(D) Mourn
(E) Infamous
Ans : (C)
20. Planned
(A) Organised
(B) Deliberate
(C) Cancelled
(D) Informal
(E) Automatic
Ans : (C)
Directions—(Q. 21–25) Rearrange the following six sentences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
1. Being generous by nature, the king offered them a meal and treated them kindly.
2. In appreciation the king ordered a stew to be prepared for the feast in honour of the farmer.
3. The king welcomed them too and placed before each a bowl of water saying. “This is the stew of the stew of the hare !”
4. A few days later, a few people came to the court claiming to be neighbours of the farmer.
5. A poor farmer presented a fine hare to the king.
6. Not long afterwards a large number of people appeared at the palace and introduced themselves as neighbours of the neighbours of the farmer.
21. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6
Ans : (C)
22. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6
Ans : (D)
23. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5
Ans : (E)
24. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 6
Ans : (B)
25. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5
Ans : (A)
Directions—(Q. 26–30) Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and No correction is required, mark (E) as the answer.
26. It is too early to say how the impact the new tax will have on investors.
(A) what impact
(B) that the impact
(C) how much impacts
(D) what are the impacts of
(E) No correction required
Ans : (A)
27. Unfortunately many of our towns and cities do have more good transportation systems.
(A) have a good
(B) not have good
(C) not have much good
(D) not having better
(E) No correction required
Ans : (B)
28. Banks charge differently rate of interest depending on the size of the loan.
(A) difference in rate of interests
(B) differently what rate of interest
(C) different rates of interest
(D) the different rate of interest
(E) No correction required
Ans : (C)
29. It is necessary that we take any steps to reduce pollution soon.
(A) we should take every
(B) we have taken no
(C) us to take any
(D) we take some
(E) No correction required
Ans : (D)
30. Kindly ask his advice regarding the various health insurance policies presently available.
(A) him to advise that
(B) regarding his advice
(C) that he should advise
(D) about his advice
(E) No correction required
Ans : (E)
Directions—(Q. 31–40) Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
31. The scheme has been (A) / implemented only in these (B) / part of the country and the (C) / Prime Minister will visit it shortly. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (B)
32. The company has (A) / decided to sell half (B) / of it shares (C) / to a Chinese firm. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (C)
33. Rajiv has won a prize of (A) / two million dollars which (B) / has to be shared (C) / with all his team members. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (D)
34. We have an account (A) / with this bank and (B) / find the staff much (C) / helpful and knowledgeable. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (C)
35. By opening so many (A) / branches in such a (B) / short time, they have (C) / used the wrong strategy. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (B)
36. I do not understand (A) / about how the payment (B) / was made without (C) / the manager’s permission. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (B)
37. We have been (A) / telling them to (B) / drive carefully but (C) / they are never listening. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (D)
38. During the interview (A) / with the General Manager (B) / I asked her what challenges (C) / she was faced. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (D)
39. There is all sorts (A) / of regulations that have (B) / to be met before (C) / we get a licence. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (A)
40. Today we are closer (A) / to reaching an agreement (B) / than we were (C) / a few months ago. (D) No error (E)
Ans : (B)
Directions—(Q. 41–50) In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has beennumbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
For as long as I can remember I have thought of myself as a teacher and I still do even today. But in 1965 I decided to …(41)… my hand at business. So I …(42)… my father to allow me to …(43)… up a printing and packaging plant. I …(44)… the project proposal and applied for a …(45)… Once it was approved I went …(46)… the challenges of employing the right …(47)… My project was successful and I …(48)… an attractive profit. Becoming a rich businessman …(49)… never my dream. It was just a …(50)… of proving to myself and my family that I could be a success in buisness. This experience also gave me a lot of selfconfidence.
41. (A) attempt
(B) try
(C) give
(D) show
(E) use
Ans : (B)
42. (A) permitted
(B) appealed
(C) offered
(D) persuaded
(E) prevailed
Ans : (D)
43. (A) built
(B) raise
(C) stand
(D) begin
(E) set
Ans : (E)
44. (A) extended
(B) prepared
(C) thought
(D) formulate
(E) draft
Ans : (B)
45. (A) loan
(B) post
(C) leave
(D) job
(E) relief
Ans : (A)
46. (A) through
(B) ahead
(C) for
(D) away
(E) under
Ans : (A)
47. (A) equipment
(B) knowledge
(C) behaviour
(D) role
(E) people
Ans : (E)
48. (A) gain
(B) benefited
(C) obtain
(D) reap
(E) made
Ans : (E)
49. (A) fulfilled
(B) pursued
(C) was
(D) had
(E) stayed
Ans : (C)
50. (A) state
(B) certificate
(C) way
(D) proof
(E) direction
Ans : (B)