It is good to practice previous years papers, to modify our preparation towards a particular exam.
Here are 20 questions taken from previous papers of KVS. These questions belong to General English section only.




Directions—(111—114) : Read the passage given below and choose the correct option to answer each of the questions that follows—

There was once a fisherman who was also an excellent flute player. One day he took his flute and a fish-basket, jumped up on a rock and began to play his time. He was convinced that the fish would be enchanted by his music and leap into his basket willingly. Unfortunately, he did not catch a single fish. So he went home, brought his net and threw it into the water. He caught so many fish that his basket overflowed. ‘Stupid creatures!‘ he exclaimed, as he watched the fish twist and jump into his net.’ You did not dance when I played my flute, hut when I am not playing, you can’t stop dancing!’

#1. With what could the fisherman succeed in catching fish?

#2. Why did he play his flute?

#3. Why couldn’t he catch a single fish?

#4. Why did he call the fish ‘stupid creatures’?

Directions—(Q5—Q8) Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the help of options that follow—

#5. Why did you tell …………….. lie?

#6. The medal was won ………………. Ram.

#7. He took pride ………….. his victory.

#8. She was gazing ………………. me.

Directions:(Q9) Identify the part of speech of the word given in the brackets.

#9. I am going to the (airport)

Directions for(Q10):Identify the tense of the following sentence.

#10. She looks after her aged mother

#11. Identify the word whose spelling is correct.

#12. Identify the word whose spelling is correct.

Directions—(Q13—Q14) Choose the correct one-word substitute for each of the following:

#13. A person who operates the controls of an aircraft—

#14. Qualified/Fit to be chosen—

Directions—(Q15—Q16) Choose the word which is similar in meaning to the one in capitals:



Directions — (Q17—Q18) Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the one in capitals:



Directions — (Q19—Q20) Identify the part of the sentence which has an error in it. In case there is no error the answer will be (D).

#19. Ram has a(A) / large number (B)/ of money(C)/ No error.(D)

Money is uncountable, so we don’t use a large number.

#20. I shall not (A)/ come to you(B) / if it will rain(C)/ No error.(D)

The conditional type 1 refers to a possible condition and its probable result. These sentences are based on facts, and they are used to make statements about the real world, and about particular situations. We often use such sentences to give warnings. In type 1 conditional sentences, the time is the present or future and the situation is real.


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