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 (1-2) : In each group of words given below only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the one.
#1. Choose the correct spelling
#2. Choose the correct spelling
Directions (3 – 5) : Each of the following sentences has been divided into four parts. There is an error in one of the parts. Identify the part which has the error.
#3. No sooner did (1)/ the thief see (2) / the policeman when(3) / he ran away.(4)
When no sooner comes at the beginning of a sentence, we use inverted word order. That means the auxiliary verb comes before the subject. The conjunction ‘No sooner —- than’ is also used to denote simultaneous actions. The given sentence depicts that as soon as the thief saw the police, he ran away immediately. These two activities take place almost simultaneously. There is no real time difference between them.
#4. Ram is (1)/ anxious to see (2) / you for the (3) / last one week.(4)
#5. I asked (1)/ my father(2) / if I can(3) / take his pen(4)
“Whether” has to be used instead of “if”. “If” is used to introduce a condition, while “whether” is used to denote two alternatives
Directions (6 – 7) : Each of the following idioms is followed by four meanings of which only one is correct. Choose the correct one.
#6. to take away one’s breath
#7. a dead letter
Directions (8–9): Choose the correct alternative to complete each of the following sentences :
#8. You _________ be mad if you think I am going to lend you more money.
‘Must’ expresses a strong possibility about something that is very likely’. It is the most emphatic modal from the given options.
#9. Eating sweets __________ be bad for your teeth
Directions (10 – 11) : In each of the following items choose the words opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (12 – 13) : Out of the given alternatives, choose the word which most closely fits each definition.
#12. One who has vowed not to marry
#13. A self-centred person
Directions (14 – 15) : Choose the word from the given options which best expresses the meaning of the given word :
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