English – WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

English – WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

English - WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

Clerkship Question Paper – 2019 (S1)

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

He was successful ___ completing the job within four days.

(A) on

(B) in

(C) with

(D) of

 

  1. Find the word which has the same meaning as ‘Commence’.

(A) Announce

(B) Commend

(C) Begin

(D) Comment

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right word from the options given below:

When Deepak could not solve the problem he decided to give ___.

(A) off

(B) up

(C) out

(D) back

 

  1. Replace the missing word with the right word from the options below:

The man was so ___ that he believed that God Himself had drunk the milk offered.

(A) credible

(B) creditable

(C) credulous

(D) incredible

 

  1. Choose the correct form of the verb from the options given below:

He rushed to the hospital after he ___ the news.

(A) has heard

(B) has been heard

(C) has been hearing

(D) had heard

 

  1. Choose from the following the correct indirect form of the sentence given:

He said to me, ‘I have never seen such a brilliant boy in my life’.

(A) That I have never seen such a brilliant boy in my life, he said to me.

(B) Such a brilliant boy was never seen in my life, he told me.

(C) The boy was so brilliant that he had never seen the like of him.

(D) He told me that he had never seen such a brilliant boy in his life.

 

  1. Change from Passive to Active voice, choosing from the options below:

The crazy girl was

(A) They laughed at the crazy girl.

(B) At the crazy girl

(C) They were laughed at by the crazy girl.

(D) The crazy girl laughed at them.


  1. Find from below the word that means a plant that grows in hot-dry regions covered in spines but without leaves:

(A) Creeper

(B) Cactus

(C) Eucalyptus

(D) Sugarcane

 

  1. Find out from the given words the opposite of ‘Attack’.

(A) fight

(B) return

(C) defend

(D) pounce

 

  1. Find from below the word that means ‘Enormous’.

(A) Famous

(B) Normal

(C) Incongruous

(D) Huge

 

  1. Choose from the list below the most appropriate word to fill in the blank:

A ___ is a person who gets things secretly and illegally into or out of a country.

(A) importer

(B) criminal

(C) smuggler

(D) exporter

 

  1. Find out the appropriate word, that be fits the underlined part of the sentence:

The handkerchief was turned into a bird by the magician.

(A) stuffed

(B) put

(C) transformed

(D) puffed

 

  1. He was too preoccupied ___ his studies to think of other matters.

(A) with

(B) in

(C) at

(D) on

 

  1. Change from Active to Passive voice, choosing from the options below:

The boys are flying kites in the sky.

(A) Kites are flying in the sky by the boys.

(B) In the sky, kites are flown by the boys.

(C) Kites are being flown by the boys in the sky.

(D) The flying of kites in the sky is done by the boys.


  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition listed below:

The tired hawker sat ___ the tree.

(A) up

(B) in

(C) from

(D) under

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

Sita and Meera quarrelled ___ themselves.

(A) among

(B) between

(C) with

(D) for

 

  1. Replace the underlined verb with the most appropriate phrasal verbs.

He decided to visit him at his home.

(A) Call for

(B) Call on

(C) Call up

(D) Call off

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition listed below:

Ram was good ___ Chemistry.

(A) at

(B) with

(C) about

(D) over

 

  1. Change the following statement into an interrogative sentence:

You have had your dinner.

(A) Had you have your dinner?

(B) Have you had your dinner?

(C) What about your dinner, did you have it?

(D) Did you have your dinner?

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

Rita’s mother did not approve ___ her returning home so late at night.

(A) for

(B) on

(C) to

(D) of

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word from the list below:

Neither Lata nor Sujata ___ present in class on 14th October.

(A) were

(B) are

(C) was

(D) have been


  1. Replace the missing word with the right word from the options below:

All ___ Alok were present during the meeting.

(A) except

(B) expect

(C) exceed

(D) accept

 

  1. Choose the correct spelling from the options below:

(A) Exaggerate

(B) Exagarate

(C) Exaggarate

(D) Exagerate

 

  1. Find from below the word that means ‘Essential’:

(A) Unimportant

(B) Irrelevant

(C) Essence

(D) Vital

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right word from the options given below:

The old lady was murdered in cold ____.

(A) ice

(B) water

(C) blood

(D) milk

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

The policeman seized him ___ his arm and led him away.

(A) by

(B) with

(C) at

(D) on

 

  1. Choose the correct spelling from the options below:

(A) Hyphanted

(B) Hyphennated

(C) Hyphannated

(D) Hyphenated

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right word from the options given below:

His old shoes have stood him in good ___ in his travels.

(A) stead

(B) years

(C) price

(D) manner

 

  1. Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank:

The examiner could not understand the candidate’s handwriting because it was ___.

(A) distinct

(B) shining

(C) stylish

(D) illegible

 

  1. Replace the underlined word with the right alternative from the options given:

The time allowed for the work should have been adequate.

(A) indefinite

(B) subsequent

(C) efficient

(D) sufficient

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2019 (S2)

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word from the list below:

Early to bed and early to rise ___ a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

(A) make

(B) made

(C) have made

(D) makes

 

  1. Change the following statement into an interrogative sentence:

She had time to finish all the questions.

(A) Do you think that she did have time to finish all the questions?

(B) Had she no time to finish all the questions?

(C) Did she manage to finish all the questions?

(D) Had she time to finish all the questions?

 

  1. Find out the correct sentence from the list below:

(A) The behaviour of the children were not up to the mark

(B) The behaviour of the children was not up to the mark

(C) The behaviours of the children was not up to the mark

(D) The behaviours of the children were not up to the mark

 

  1. Find the word which has the same meaning as ‘Cautious’.

(A) Peaceful

(B) Wise

(C) Careful

(D) Courageous

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

The deer is afraid ___ the tiger.

(A) from

(B) by

(C) for

(D) of

 

  1. Replace the missing word with the right word from the options below”

A list ___ candidates for the admission test has been put up on the notice board.

(A) illegible

(B) honourable

(C) eligible

(D) ideal

 

  1. Change from Active to Passive voice, choosing from the options below:

The society will help the poor children with money.

(A) The poor children will be helped by the society with money.

(B) The society will be helped by the poor children with money.

(C) The poor children will be receive help from the society with money.

(D) The poor children will help the society with money.

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

Ratan entered the room and looked ___ the painting on the wall.

(A) at

(B) down

(C) up

(D) in

 

  1. Find out the right word to complete the following sentence:

The government punished him because of his ___ activities.

(A) illegal

(B) antisocial

(C) charitable

(D) shameful

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right word from the options given below:

She could not make up her ___ about what to buy.

(A) decision

(B) logic

(C) mind

(D) heart


  1. Choose the correct form of the verb from the options given below:

Have you heard that Mr. Basu ___ the Chairman of the Executive Committee?

(A) had being appointed

(B) were appointed

(C) was being appointed

(D) has been appointed

 

  1. Find from below, the word that means ‘a boy who frightens weaker boys’.

(A) Tramp

(B) Bully

(C) Hypocrite

(D) Trespasser

 

  1. Choose the correct spelling from the options below:

(A) Satellite

(B) Satalite

(C) Satallite

(D) Satelite

 

  1. Find from below the word that means ‘esteem’.

(A) Respect

(B) Enmity

(C) Elegance

(D) Famous

 

  1. Find out from the given words the opposite of ‘Dangerous’

(A) Terrible

(B) Quiet

(C) Safe

(D) Gentle

 

  1. Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank:

Ratna’s mother is ___, she can’t’ even sign her name.

(A) literate

(B) strange

(C) illiterate

(D) deaf

 

  1. Choose the correct spelling from the options below:

(A) Ambitious

(B) Ambitous

(C) Ambicious

(D) Ambiteous

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right word from the options given below:

The women in the country fought tooth and ___ for liberation

(A) tongue

(B) mouth

(C) nail

(D) hand

 

  1. Change from Active to Passive voice, choosing from the options below:

The tutor taught Ronny Mathematics for two years.

(A) Ronny was taught by the tutor Mathematics for two years.

(B) Mathematics was taught for Ronny by the tutor for two years.

(C) Ronny was taught Mathematics by the tutor for two years.

(D) Ronny was taught by the tutor for two years, Mathematics.

 

  1. Find out the appropriate word or words that befits the underlined part of the sentence:

(A) Invent

(B) Ignore

(C) Think about

(D) Admire


  1. Choose from the list below the most appropriate word to fill in the blank:

An action which is most difficult and almost impossible to explain is ___.

(A) unavoidable

(B) inexplicable

(C) indescribable

(D) incoherent

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

The Emperor Akbar ruled ___ a vast kingdom.

(A) with

(B) over

(C) on

(D) by

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition from the list below:

The cat sneaked in and sat ___ the little girl.

(A) under

(B) besides

(C) into

(D) beside

 

  1. Find out the right word to complete the following sentence:

We buy meat from a ___.

(A) Green grocer

(B) Butcher

(C) Broker

(D) Baker

 

  1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word from the list below:

Neither of the two brothers Ramesh and Suresh ___ found suitable for the job at the interview held yesterday.

(A) were

(B) are

(C) was

(D) have been

 

  1. Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank:

Amit’s story about ghosts and witches is not ___.

(A) believable

(B) strange

(C) wild

(D) relevant

 

  1. Change from Passive to Active voice, choosing from the options below:

Many things may be accomplished by a little effort.

(A) They may accomplish many things by little effort.

(B) They can accomplish many things by little effort.

(C) One may accomplish by little effort many things.

(D) One may accomplish many things by a little effort.

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right word from the options given below:

He moved heaven and ___ to get bail for his friend.

(A) hell

(B) sky

(C) cosmos

(D) earth

 

  1. Choose the correct form of the verb from the options given below:

By the time we reached home the rain ___.

(A) has stopped

(B) had stopped

(C) had been stopped

(D) was stopping

 

  1. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank:

The man seems ___ because he frequently laughs loudly for no reason.

(A) happy

(B) cheerful

(C) abnormal

(D) admirable

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2009 (S1)

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right part from the alternatives given below :

__ while the sun shines.

(A) Go away

(B) Collect all

(C) Make Hay

(D) Complete all

 

  1. Choose from the following words, the word nearest in meaning to the given word :

‘Wrap’

(A) costly

(B) cover

(C) create

(D) connect

 

  1. Find out the right word to complete the following sentence :

People generally want __

(A) Piece

(B) Peace

(C) Peas

(D) Pieces

 

  1. Of the four, which sentence is correctly punctuated?

(A) We are giving a little party, on Monday next.

(B) We are giving a little party on Monday, next.

(C) We are, giving, a little party-on Monday next.

(D) We are giving, a little party, on Monday next!

 

  1. Choose the right alternative to fill in the blanks :

The rise of the Mughal Empire are __ in India.

(A) Extant

(B) Extent

(C) Extend

(D) None of these

 

  1. Choose the right alternative from the options given :

Truth is stranger than __

(A) Lie

(B) Intelligence

(C) Inspiration

(D) Fiction

 

  1. Replace the underlined verb with the most appropriate phrasal verb :

He could not check his temper.

(A) Hold on

(B) Hold in

(C) Hold to

(D) Hold with

 

  1. Fill in the blank by choosing correct preposition from below:

I am aware __ his motive

(A) To

(B) Of

(C) From

(D) On

 

  1. Which ‘wh’ form is applicable, to make the following assertive sentence, a proper interrogative sentences :

My father is a teacher

(A) which

(B) why

(C) what

(D) where

 

  1. Find out from the given words the opposite of ‘Vulgar’.

(A) Noble

(B) Decent

(C) Light

(D) Feel


  1. Find out the appropriate preposition to fill up the gap :

I cannot account __ his absence

(A) For

(B) To

(C) Into

(D) In

 

  1. Replace the underlined part of the sentence with the most appropriate phrase from the list :

Give me this instead of that

(A) In quest of

(B) In lieu of

(C) In defiance of

(D) In point of

 

  1. Choose the word from the list which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part of the sentence :

They had suffered their share of misfortune.

(A) Disappointment

(B) Inconvenience

(C) Prosperity

(D) Adversity

 

  1. Find out the appropriate word, that befits the underlined part of the sentence :

He set aside all objections and granted the prayer.

(A) Hate

(B) Deny

(C) Disregarded

(D) Accept

 

  1. Choose from the following, the correct indirect form of the sentence given :

They said, “we are happy”

(A) They said I are happy.

(B) They said that they were happy.

(C) We said that we are happy.

(D) They said that they wants to be happy.

 

  1. Complete the Idiom, choosing the right ending.

“Strike while the __”

(A) Heater is there

(B) Iron is hot

(C) Everything is ready

(D) Men are here

 

  1. Replace the underlined verb with the most appropriate phrasal verb :

I entered the train.

(A) Got at

(B) Got down

(C) Got in

(D) Got into

 

  1. Choose the right word from the list to complete the sentence and give it an idiomatic turn :

To be very pale in appearance is as pale as a __

(A) Snow

(B) Marble

(C) Hare

(D) Ghost

 

  1. Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition for the list :

Great books deal __  persistently unsolved problems of life.

(A) With

(B) In

(C) About

(D) On

 

  1. Choose the word from the list which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part of the sentence :

His brother is just the opposite.

(A) Different

(B) Apposite

(C) Reverse

(D) None of these


  1. Find out from the following words, the word opposite in meaning to:

‘Reach’

(A) Come

(B) Go

(C) Depart

(D) Ready

 

  1. Find from the below, the word that means :

‘A person who mends shoes’

(A) Cobbler

(B) Shopper

(C) Repairer

(D) Grocer

 

  1. The word Dwell means :

(A) Stay

(B) Leave

(C) Help

(D) Go

 

  1. Choose the word from the list which is opposite in meaning to the word given :

He was so excited that he could hardly speak.

(A) Unhappy

(B) Calm

(C) Sorrowful

(D) None of these

 

  1. Replace the underlined verb with the most appropriate phrasal verb :

The soldiers attacked the enemy

(A) Fell into

(B) Fell behind

(C) Fell back

(D) Fell on

 

  1. If Ram __ helped him, he would have passed.

(A) Had

(B) Will have 

(C) Has

(D) Would have

 

  1. Among the following four, choose where a Dialogue is found :

(A) Almirah

(B) Book

(C) Board

(D) Chair

 

  1. Complete the sentence by choosing the right part :

Nobody has been arrested __

(A) Till tomorrow

(B) As yet

(C) In front

(D) At the back side

 

  1. Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition from the list

He persisted __ hoping against hope.

(A) In

(B) On

(C) With

(D) For

 

  1. Choose the right alternative from the options given :

Written notes used by a lawyer appearing in a court is

(A) Eulogy

(B) Brief

(C) Blue book

(D) Communique

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2009 (S2)

  1. Replace the underlined verb with the most appropriate phrasal verb :

The cat chased the rat.

(A) Made at

(B) Made after

(C) Made over

(D) Made off

 

  1. Choose the correct spelling from the options given :

(A) Benefited

(B) Benefitted

(C) Benifited

(D) Benifitted

 

  1. Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition from the list :

What is the time __ your watch now?

(A) In

(B) By

(C) On

(D) At

 

  1. Complete the idiom by choosing the right part from the alternatives given below :

__ is the spice of life.

(A) Fun

(B) Beauty

(C) Variety

(D) Honesty

 

  1. Which ‘wh’ form is applicable, to make the following assertive sentence, a proper interrogative sentences :

I shall go to Delhi tomorrow

(A) which

(B) when

(C) who

(D) what

 

  1. Find out from the given words the opposite of ‘Superior’.

(A) Junior

(B) Interior

(C) Small

(D) Big

 

  1. Of the four which sentence is correctly punctuated?

(A) The educative value of travelling is also too great.

(B) The, educative value, of travelling is also too great.

(C) The educative value – of travelling – is also too great.

(D) The educative value of travelling is also too great!

 

  1. Choose the right alternative from the options given :

The word ‘portable’ is used to describe something.

(A) Movable

(B) Potable

(C) Breakable

(D) Drinkable

 

  1. Replace the underlined verb with the most appropriate phrasal verb from the list :

I must start my packing.

(A) set about

(B) set in

(C) set forth

(D) set upon

 

  1. Choose the correct form of the verb from the options given to fill in the blank :

After reaching the station , we found that the train __

(A) Left

(B) Has left

(C) Is leaving

(D) Had left


  1. Fill up the blank by choosing the correct preposition from below:

The trees are far __ the house.

(A) To

(B) Of

(C) From

(D) On

 

  1. Choose from the following the correct indirect form of the sentence given :

I said to the boy, “I like you”.

(A) I told the boy that I like him.

(B) That I liked the boy I told him.

(C) I liked the boy I told that to him.

(D) The boy was liked by me.

 

  1. Complete the idiom, choosing the right ending :

” We live in deeds — “

(A) Many years

(B) Not in years

(C) Saves nine

(D) You reap

 

  1. Find out the appropriate preposition to fill up the gap :

We have free access __ the library.

(A) To

(B) For

(C) Into

(D) An

 

  1. Choose the correct option to complete the sentence :

There is __ between the cup and the lips.

(A) Many slips

(B) Many touches

(C) Many a slip

(D) Touches

 

  1. Find out the appropriate word, the befits the underlined part of the sentence :

 He has put aside a good sum of money.

(A) Saved

(B) Keep

(C) Help

(D) Reserve

 

  1. Find out from below, the word that means :

An unknown person

(A) Friend

(B) Foe

(C) Stranger

(D) Reserve

 

  1. The word cheerful means

(A) Happy

(B) Free

(C) Envy

(D) Poor

 

  1. Choose the appropriate meaning of the underlined section in the given sentence from the options provided :

Flocks of sheep Jostled and bleated in the street.

(A) Pushed roughly

(B) Fought

(C) Quarrelled

(D) Opposed

 

  1. Choose the correct preposition to fill in the blank :

Swimming is beneficial __ health.

(A) On

(B) For

(C) To

(D) Upon


  1. Replace the underlined word with the right alternative from the options given :

Many children develop fears of imaginary dangers.

(A) Absurd

(B) Fanciful

(C) Plentiful

(D) Cheap

 

  1. Find out from the following words, the word opposite in meaning to ‘Increase’

(A) Excess

(B) Decrease

(C) Wide

(D) More

 

  1. Among the following four :

Quilt is associated with

(A) Bed

(B) Bus

(C) Seat

(D) Lady

 

  1. Complete the sentence by choosing the right part :

Some workers of the factory __

(A) Fell ill

(B) At home

(C) Safer places

(D) Swallowed

 

  1. Choose the most appropriate phrasal verb from the options given to place the underlined part of the sentence :

She has been devoid of food for three days

(A) Going off

(B) Going without

(C) Going behind

(D) Going against

 

  1. Choose the word from the list which is opposite in meaning to the word given :

The photos made him look quite attractive. The opposite of ‘attractive’ is

(A) Inactive

(B) Prohibitive

(C) Indecent

(D) Repulsive

 

  1. Choose from the following words, the word nearest in meaning to the given word

‘Yearn’

(A) Ear

(B) Longing

(C) Want

(D) Obey

 

  1. Find out the right word to complete the right following sentence

The boy is not ___

(A) Man

(B) Normal

(C) Defective

(D) Wall

 

  1. Fill in the blank with a suitable preposition from the list

He lives ___ honest means.

(A) On

(B) From

(C) By

(D) With

 

  1. Choose the right alternative from the options given to fill in the blanks

Students should not ____ unfair means

(A) Adept

(B) Adapt

(C) Adopt

(D) None of these

 


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