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UPSC NDA 2010 Model Test Paper Practice Paper English Language

UPSC NDA 2010 Model Test Paper Practice Paper English Language

UPSC NDA 2010 Model Test Paper Practice Paper English Language

Directions :Q 1-7 :Choose the word which is synonym( having Similar meaning ) of the Given Word .
1. EAGER
(a) Clever
(b) Enthusiastic
(c) Curious
(d) Devoted

2. DEIFY
(a) Face
(b) Worship
(c) flatter
(d) Challenge

3. TYRANNY
(a) Misrule
(b) Sadness
(c) Madness
(d) Dictatorship

4. CONNOISSEUR
(a) Ignorant
(b) Interpreter
(c) Delinquent
(d) Lover of art

5. WRATH
(a) Jealousy
(b) Anger
(c) Hatred
(d) Violence

6. PROLIFIC
(a) Plenty
(b) Competent
(C) Fertile
(d) Predominant

7. AFFABLE
(a) Friendly
(b) Helpful
(c) Cheerful
(d) Neutral
Directions :Q 8-14 :Choose the word which is Antonym( having opposite meaning ) of the Given Word .

8.COMMEND
(a) Suspend
(b) Admonish
(c) Hate
(d) Dislike

9.DAUNTLESS
(a) Timid
(b) Thoughtful
(c) Weak
(d) Adventurous

10.EXODUS
(a) Restoration
(b) Return
(c) Home-coming
(d) arrival

11.APPOSITE
(a) Inappropriate
(b) Intemperate
(c) Inconsistent
(d) Irregular

12.PODGY
(a) Short
(b) Thin
(c) Weak
(d) Slim

13.VIRTUOUS
(a) Scandalous
(b) Vicious
(c) Wicked
(d) Corrupt

14. ACUMEN
(a) Intelligence
(b) Imbecility
(c) Potentiality
(d) Unfamiliarity

Directions Q 14-27: In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error, if there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’

14. The road (a) / to famous monument (b) / passes through a forest (c) No error (d)

15. These display (a) /the (b)/ remarkable variety/ (c) No error (d)

16. According to the Bible (a)/ it’ is meek and humble (b) / who shall inherit the earth. (c) / No error (d)

17. My father is (a) /in bad mood (b) / today. (c)/No error (d)

18.This town isn’t very well known (a) / and there isn’t much to see, (b) / so a few
tourists come here. (c) /No error (d)

19. The accelerating pace of life in our metropolitan city (a)/ has had the tremendous effect (b)/ on the culture and life-style of the people. (c) /No error (d)

20. The famous Dr. Chandra (a) / is only dentist (b) / in our village. (c) / No
Error (d)

21. A person I met (a) / in the theatre (b)/ was the playwright himself. (c) / No error (d)

22. The reason we have not been able to pay income tax (a) / is due to fact (b)/ that we did not receive pay on time. (c) / No error (d)

23. As he had taken only a few sips (a) / there was still little water (b) / left in the glass. (c) / No error (d)

24. Troy was taken by Greeks (a)/ this formed the basis of a story (b)/ which has become famous. (c) / No error (d)

25. I go to bed (a) / at eight (b) / every night. (c) / No error (d)

26. If a man diligently seeks to come into contact (a) / with the best that has been thought and said in this world (b) / he will become simple and selfish. (c) / No error (d)

27. He was fascinated by insects (a) / and the more he studied their habits (b) /greater was his fascination. (c) / No error (d)

For questions 28-34, you are provided with the first and last parts of a sentence. The remaining sentence is broken into foou parts labelled (P), (Q), (R) and (S). You are required to arrange these parts so as to form a complete meaningful sentence and then choose the correct combination.

28. When you
(P) which one is closest in meaning
{Q) read the four sentences in your text book and decide
(R) to the statement you have heard
(S) hear a statement

(a)SRPQ
(b)SQPR
(c) SPQR
(d) QPSR
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29. There is a fashion now-a-days
(P) as an evil
(Q) who is born with a silver spoon
(R) to bewail poverty
(S) and to pity the Youngman
in his mouth.
(a) PSRQ
(b) RPSQ
(c) RSQP
(d) SPRQ

30. A typical Sania Mirza day
(P) or even a game of tennis
(Q) starts off
(R) on some days
(S) with an early morning race
(a) QSPR
(b) QSRP
(c) RPSQ
(d) RSQP

31. Long, long, time ago

(P) who lived with his virtuous wife
(Q) in a country called Chinchinchoo
(R) there ruled a noble king
(S) and seven daughters
pretty, graceful and well-versed in fine arts.
(a) PSQR
(b) QRPS
(c) RPSQ
(d) SQRP

32.Those who
(P) expect others
(Q) cannot treat
(R) should not
(S) others well
to treat them well.
(a)QPRS
(b)QSRP
(c) RPQS
(d) SRPQ

33. When I reached my office

(P) to get home early
(Q) I phoned my mother
(R) that I wouldn’t be able
(S) to tell her
as I had promised.
(a) PQRS
(b) QSRP
(c) RPQS
(d) SQPR

34. Jawaharlal Nehru
(P) under the Cabinet Mission Scheme
(Q) was the first to articulate
(R) long before such an assembly was setup
(S) the idea of a Constituent Assembly

(a)PQSR
(b)QSRP
(c) RFQS
(d) SRPQ

Directions Q 35-41 : Directions In each of the following questions, there are six sentences marked 1,6 P, Q, R, S. The positions of 1 and 6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of
the sentences in the passage.

35. 1. The Hound of Baskervilles was feared by the people of the area.
6. The Hound of Baskervilles remains an unsolved mystery.

P: Some people spoke of seeing a huge, shadowy form of a hound at midnight on the moor.
Q :But they spoke of it in tones of horror
R: Nobody had actually seen the hound.
S:This shadowy form did not reveal any details about the animal.
(a) PQRS
(b)PSRQ
(c) SPQR
(d) SPRQ

36.1. Speech was the first means of conveying information.

P: Thirdly printing helped in dissemination of knowledge in a permanent form.
Q: Then writing as a means introduced a capacity for storing information.
R: Computer is the only medium that can not only store but analyze information to make decision.
S: However all these are passive media.

6. Therefore, computer is hailed as the fourth information revolution

(a) PQSR
(b) QPRS
(c) QPSR
(d) QRPS

37. 1. Different Countries show different patterns of growth
P: many others have a high birth rate with a low death rate
Q: Some have a high birth rate and still have a high death rate.
R: The developing countries show the most rapid growth rate.
S: Some others like the European nations, have a low birth rate and a low death rate.
6. Compared to this in Europe the growth rate is low.
(a) PQSR
(b) QSPR
(c) RSQP
(d) SPQR

38. 1. The domestic cat is a contradiction in itself.
P: But the adult pet dog also sees its human family as the dominant members of the pack.
Q: Nursed in kitten hood it develops extraordinary intimacy with mankind.
R: The dog, like the pet cat, sees its owners as pseudo parents.
S: At the same time, however, the cat continues to retain its independence.
6. Hence it has won such a reputation for obedience and loyalty.
(a) QSPR
(b) QSRP
(c)SQPR
(d)SQRP

39. 1.He could not rise.
6. It was colder than usual.
P: All at once, in the distance, he heard an elephant trumpet.
Q: He tried again with all his might, but to no use.
R: The next moment he was on his feet.
S: He stepped into the river.
(a)PQSR
(b)PRQS
(c) QPRS
(d) QPSR

40.1. An elderly lady suddenly became blind.
6. The lady said that she had not been properly cured because she could not see all her furniture.
P: The doctor called daily and every time he took away some of her furniture he liked.
Q: At last, she was cured and the doctor demanded his fee.
R: She agreed to pay a large fee to the doctor who would cure her
S: On being refused, the doctor wanted to know the reason.
(a) PQRS
(b) RPQS
(c) RQPS
(d) RSPQ

41. 1. The similarity between the human body and a machine is rather superficial.
6. The points of difference far outweigh the points of resemblance.
P: Beyond that, comparison fails.
Q: No machine grow in size; no machine sees, hears or feels.
R: It can be summed up in the statement that both require fuel and oxygen and obtain energy.
S: No machine thinks.
(a) QSPR
(b) RPQS
(c) RPSQ
(d) SQPR

Passage
Religion is the greatest instrument for so raising us. It is amazing that a person not intellectually bright, perhaps not even educated, is capable of grasping and living by something so advanced as the principles of Christianity. Yet, there is a common phenomenon. it is not, however, in my province to talk about religion, but rather to stress the power which great literature and the great personalities whom we meet in it and in history have to open and enlarge over minds, and to show us what is first rate in human personality and human character by showing us goodness and greatness.

42. In the passage, the author’s ultimate intention is to talk about
(a) religion
(b) history
(c) education
(d) character

43. The phrase “so raising us” means
(a) giving us a sense of spiritual superiority
(b) making us feel that we are more important than we really are
(c) improving our mental abilities
(d) making us realize that we all are children of God

44. What surprises the author is that
(a) even uneducated people are attracted towards Christianity.
(b) Christianity is practised by a large number of people.
(c) despite being difficult and complex, the principles of Christianity are practised by so many people.
(d) even very intelligent people cannot understand the principles of Christianity

45 The author hesitates to talk about religion because
(a) he does not feel himself competent to talk about it.
(b) nobody around him likes to talk about it.
(c) he does not believe in any religion:
(d) he does not fully understand its importance.

46. According to the author we come across examples of greatness and nobility in
(a) great works of literature
(b) literary and historical works
(c) historical records
(d) books on Christianity

The recent rapid growth of industry has, in some cases, been so excessive that too much manufacturing capacity has been developed in some fields of production, which forces companies to sell their surplus products in world markets at prices lower than normal. This will make it almost impossible to develop local industries producing the same items because consumers will prefer to buy the cheaper imported product.

47. Why is it necessary for companies to sell products at cheaper prices?
(a) The cost of production has been considerably low.
(b) The local industries also manufacture the same product.
(c) There is a heavy demand for these products.
(d) None of these

48.According to the passage, the situation
resulting from the rapid industrial growth is
(a) favourable to the manufacturers
(b) disastrous to the exporters
(c) conducive to the growth of local
(d) None of these

49. ‘This will make ‘……… in this sentence,
‘This ‘refers most closely and directly to
(a) the recent rapid growth of industry
(b) companies selling their production at cheaper price
(c) selling products of excessively higher prices
(d) development of local industries

50.Which of the following is/are most likely to hamper the development of local
industries?
A. Availability of imported product at cheaper rates
B. Consumer’s tendency to refrain from using imported products
C. Excessive production capacity and low production cost

(a) A and B
(b) A and C
(c) B and C
(d) only A

Answers:
1 c
2 b
3 d
4 d
5 b
6 c
7 a
8 d
9 a
10 d
11 a
12 b
13 b
14 b : the famous
15 b: a remarkable
16 b :the meek
17 b  : (a bad mood)
18 c: Remove a
19 b: Replace the by a
20 b: the only
21 a: The person
22 b: the fact
23 b : a little
24 a : the greeks
25 d
26 d
27 c: the greater
28 b
29 b
30 a
31 b
32 b
33 b
34 b
35 a
36 c
37 b
38 b
39 c
40 b
41 b
42 c
43 d
44 c
45 a
46 b
47 d
48 d
49 a
50 b





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