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Syllabus: English grammar, Sentence completion. Verbal analogies, Word groups. Instructions, Critical reasoning and Verbal deduction

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# Recent questions in Verbal Aptitude

1
Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word “coherent”. sticky well-connected rambling friendly
2
If she _______________ how to calibrate the instrument, she _______________ done the experiment. knows, will have knew, had had known, could have should have known, would have
3
$\underset{\text{I}}{\underline{\text{While trying to collect}}}$ an envelope $\underset{\text{II}}{\underline{\text{from under the table,}}}$ $\underset{\text{III}}{\underline{\text{Mr. X fell down}}}$ and $\underset{\text{IV}}{\underline{\text{was losing consciousness.}}}$ Which one of the above underlined parts of the sentence is NOT appropriate? I II III IV
4
Number of people diagnosed with dengue fever (contracted from the bite of a mosquito) in North India is twice the number diagnosed last year. Municipal authorities have concluded that measures to control the mosquito population have failed in this region. Which ... and effective diagnostic test The number of people with malarial fever (also contracted from mosquito bites) has increased this year
5
The old city of Koenigsberg, which had a German majority population before World War 2, is now called Kaliningrad. After the events of the war, Kaliningrad is now a Russian territory and has a predominantly Russian population. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea ... renamed Kaliningrad, as that was its original Russian name Poland and Lithuania are on the route from Kaliningrad to the rest of Russia
6
Match the columns. ... $\text{1:P, 2:Q, 3:R, 4:S}$ $\text{1:Q, 2:R, 3:S, 4:P}$ $\text{1:S, 2:P, 3:R, 4:Q}$
7
Who ___________ was coming to see us this evening? you said did you say did you say that had you said
8
Choose the most appropriate phrase from the options given below to complete the following sentence. India is a post-colonial country because it was a former British colony Indian Information Technology professionals have colonized the world India does not follow any colonial practices India has helped other countries gain freedom
9
After several defeats in wars, Robert Bruce went in exile and wanted to commit suicide. Just before committing suicide, he came across a spider attempting tirelessly to have its net. Time and again, the spider failed but that did not deter it to refrain from ... is the pillar of success. Honesty is the best policy. Life begins and ends with adventures. No adversity justifies giving up hope.
10
Choose the grammatically INCORRECT sentence: He is of Asian origin. They belonged to Africa. She is an European. They migrated from India to Australia.
11
Were you a bird, you ___________________ in the sky. would fly shall fly should fly shall have flown
12
Complete the sentence: Universalism is to particularism as diffuseness is to _______________. specificity neutrality generality adaptation
13
Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below? Nadir Highest Lowest Medium Integration
14
Geneticists say that they are very close to confirming the genetic roots of psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, and consequently, that doctors will be able to eradicate these diseases through early identification and gene therapy. On which ... genes and how they are expressed In the future, genetics will become the only relevant field for identifying psychiatric illnesses
15
The Palghat Gap (or Palakkad Gap) , a region about $30$ $km$ wide in the southern part of the Western Ghats in India, is lower than the hilly terrain to its north and south. The exact reasons for the formation of this gap are not ... significant impact on weather patterns in neighbouring parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Higher summer temperatures result in higher rainfall near the Palghat Gap area
16
In a press meet on the recent scam, the minister said, "The buck stops here". What did the minister convey by the statement? He wants all the money He will return the money He will assume final responsibility He will resist all enquiries