English Questions For NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam 2017




irections (1-5): In each question, there is pair of words/phrases that highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then, from the options given, choose the best one.

Que1. a)When the band came on stage, the stadium erupted in acclamation[1]/acclimation[2]
b) I am anxious[1]/eager[2] for this semester to be over so I can relax.
c)I can’t decide between[1]/among[2] the pink, blue, or red shirt.
(a)211
(b)121
(c)212
(d)222
(e)111

Que2.a)Your conduct on the field violated the cannon[1]/canons[2] of fair play.
b)They won the championship in a clean sweep, compared with[1]/compared to[2] last year’s game loss.
c)A proper burial for the deceased[1]/diseased[2] person is expected.
(a)211
(b)121
(c)212
(d)222
(e)111

Que3. a)Megan writes in her diary[1]/dairy[2] each night before she goes to sleep.
b)The oasis is just an illusion[1]/dellusion[2]
c)The disruption, though annoying, was not enough to elicit[1]/illicit[2] a response from the judge.
(a)211
(b)121
(c)212
(d)222
(e)111

Que4.a)there are too many Ponderous[1]/imponderables[2] for an overall prediction.
b)There was long queue[1]/cue [2] in the ticket counter.
c)The landlord asked the gardener to hue[1]/hew[2] the branches.
(a)211
(b)121
(c)212
(d)222
(e)111

Que5. a)Her garments are lose[1]/loose[2].
b)He Wring[1]/rings[2] the bell.
c)We use a kind of wax for sealing[1]/ceiling[2] letters.
(a)211
(b)121
(c)212
(d)221
(e)111

 

Ans :

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. a.acclamation-loud and enthusiastic approval.
acclimating- to adapt (someone) to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation b.eager-marked by enthusiastic or impatient desire or interestanxious- feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
c.between (Between can also be used to refer to more than two things when items are considered one pair at a time.)

S2. Ans(a)
Sol. a.canons[Your conduct on the field violated the canons of fair play. (Established rule/principle)]
b.compared with. (compare to-To compare something to something else is to observe or point only to likenesses between them, compare with-To compare something with something else is to place the items side by side, noting differences and similarities between them.)
c.deceased-a dead person
diseased-affected with disease

S3 Ans(e).
Sol. a. diary-A diary is a small book where one writes down the events of a day.
dairy refers to a place where milk is processed.

b)illusion-An illusion is a misperception resulting from a trick of the senses, or something that is not as it appears.
A delusion refers to a dangerously deceptive idea.
c)elicit- to draw forth or bring out
Illicit-It means illegal or otherwise forbidden
S4 Ans(c).
Sol.ponderous means
to be weighed-down, and to move slowly and in a labored fashion.
Imponderable is not the opposite of ponderous. It actually relates to thinking. An imponderable is something that is impossible to estimate, fathom or figure out.
b)Cue [Signal]
Queue [a line of people]
c)Hew [chop or cut]
Hue [colour]
S5 Ans(d).
Sol. a)Loose [ill fitting]
Lose [failing to keep something]
b)Ring [circle to produce a sound]
Wring [to twist]
c)Sealing [Stamp]
Ceiling [To cover upper surface]

 

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