Solved Questions: English Section of Postal Assistant Exam (PA/SA) 2013 held on 05 May 2013
Q1. Fill the correct word in the given Sentence:
All..........Shashi were present
Ans. (B) Except
Q2. Identify the correct sentence among the following:
(A). Two and two makes four.
(B) Our hen has given two eggs
(C) He talks as if he is mad.
(D)I do not know how to cycle
Ans. (D) I do not know how to cycle
Directions: (Q 3 & 4) : Choose the correct article to complete the sentence
Q3. Shusil is...........N.C.C. Officer
Ans. (A) An
Q4. The rose is ......... sweetest of all flowers
Ans. (C) the
Q5. Mohit had a short sleep after lunch. Give one word for the underlined phrase
Ans. (A) Nap
Q6. Give the adverb form of the verb "go”
Ans. (B) Ago
Directions: Choose the correct option
Q7. The tree lost ......... leaves
Ans. (A) its
Directions (8 to 10) : In the following questions, out of four alternatives choose the one which best express the meaning of given word and answer accordingly
Ans. (A) Consecutive
Ans. (D) Loyalty
Ans. (D) Fruitless
Directions (11 to 12) : In the following questions, out of four alternatives choose the one opposite meaning of given word and mark it as answer
(A) Home Coming
Ans. (C) Influx
Ans. (A) Deviation
Q13. The adverb which corresponds to the adjective” good”
Ans. (C) Well
Q14. In the given alternatives there are four sentences with underlined word. Identify the sentence with underlined word which not an adverb
(A) He gave me a lovely present
(B) He hardly works
(C) He is nearly sixty
(D) Suzy is quite beautiful
Ans. (B) He hardly works
Directions (15 to 17) : Fill-in the blanks with correct Prepositions
Q15. Attach this rope........the back of the crane:
Ans. (A) to
Q16. Butter is made.......milk.
Ans. (C) of
Q17. Shivansh is good........studies
Ans. (C) at
Q18. Given below is the sentence in active voice. Choose the correct sentence in Passive voice among the alternatives
Could they not have helped the needy?
(A) Could the needy had not been helped by them?
(B) Had the needy been not helped by them?
(C) Could the needy not have been helped by them?
(D) Would the needy not have been helped by them?
Ans. (C) Could the needy not have been helped by them?
Q19. Choose the incorrect among the following
(A) I would rather drink coffee than tea.
(B) I would buy a car if i won a lottery.
(C) We should obey our parents.
(D) Work hard, lest you should not fail
Ans. (D) Work hard, lest you should not fail
Find Out the error
Q20. I get up at five (A) /and studied for two hours. (B) /After taking bath, I took breakfast. Then I went to my school on my bike (C) / No error (D)
Q21. You need (A) /not have wasted (B) /Your time in this useless activity (C) / No error (D)
Q22. I dare (A) / not to (B) /go to my father (C) / No error (D)
Q23. What shall be correct combination of two Simple sentence into a complex sentence by using an adverb clause.
The chief guest entered the hall. The audience clapped.
(A) The audience clapped upon the chief guest entering the hall
(B) The audience was clapping when the chief guest entered the hall
(C) The audience clapped as the chief guest entered the hall
(D) The audience had to clap when the chief guest enter the hall
Ans. (C) The audience clapped as the chief guest entered the hall
Directions (24 to 25):- In the following sentences, identify the correct reported Speech from the given alternatives.
Q24. He said to his wife “How many people coming to dinner tonight”
(A) He asked his wife how many people were coming to dinner that night
(B) He called his wife how many people were coming to dinner that night
(C) He asked his wife how many people were coming to dinner tonight
(D) He narrated his wife how many people were coming to dinner that night
Ans. (A) He asked his wife how many people were coming to dinner that night
Q25. He said “please give me another choice”
(A) He suggested them to give him another chance.
(B) He pleased them that he must be given another chance
(C) He asked them that he must be given another chance
(D) He requested them to give him another choice.
Ans. (D) He requested them to give him another choice.
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