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WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2019

5.  Correct the following sentence.
We had gone to the movies last night.
(A) We had had gone to the movies last night.
(B) We went to the movies last night.
(C) We should have gone to the movies last night.
(D) We have gone to the movies last night.
 
10. Which is the correct form of the given sentence
They discussed about the matter.
(A) They had discussed about the matter.
(B) They should have discussed about the matter.
(C) They discussed the matter.
(D) The given sentence is correct.
 
11. Change the voice of the verb.
‘The script is being written.’
(A) The script will have to be written.
(B) Write the script.
(C) They are writing the script.
(D) They have been writing the script.
 
16: Convert the given sentence into an interrogative sentence:
I will meet you at the train station.
(A) When will you meet me ?
(B) How will you meet me ?
(C) Where will you meet me ?
(D) Can’t you meet me ?
 
17. Convert this to a simple sentence.
She wanted to go on vacation, so she saved money.
(A) As she wanted to go on vacation she saved money.
(B) She saved money for vacation.
(C) She wanted to go on vacation and saved her money.
(D) Although she saved her money, she wanted to go on vacation.
 
18. Convert the given sentence into a simple sentence:
Pancakes are delicious but not without syrup.
(A) Pancakes are delicious when served with syrup.
(B) Pancakes are delicious only with syrup.
(C) If served with syrup, pancakes are delicious.
(D) None of the above
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2018

14. Marble may be used with
(a) Painting
(b) Music
(c) Rocks
(d) Sculpture
 
17. ‘Regret’ may be expressed by the following interjection:
(a) Alas!
(b) Hush!
(c) Bravo!
(d) Hurrah!
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2017

1. Sorrow may be expressed by the following interjection:
(a) Hurrah!
(b) Bravo!
(c) Oh!
(d) Alas!
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2016

56. ‘Surprise’ may be expressed by the following interjection:
(a) Hush!
(b) Alas!
(c) Ha!
(d) Bravo!
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2015

54. ‘Approval’ may be expressed by the following Interjection:
(a) Ha!
(b) Hush!
(c) Bravo!
(d) Hurrah !
 
55. A stoic person can :
(who can endure pain)
(a) Entice
(b) Endure   (undergo, go through)
(c) Excite
(d) Enable
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2014

53. The word ‘Pride’ is also used to describe a group of
(a) Tigers
(b) Elephants
(c) Lions
(d) Hyenas
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2012

46. ‘Thespian art’ refers to
(a) The art of tragedy
(b) The art of history
(c) The art of story telling
(d) Tribal art
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2010

1. Detect where the adjective “public” is used in a derogatory sense :
(a) Public house
(b) Public Woman
(c) Public servant
(d) Public speech
 
2. We are superior to everybody else is the apt utterance of a/an :
(a) egoist     (self-centered or selfish person)
(b) pacifist
(c) anarchist
(d) chauvinist
 
42. A duck is a bird, but to duck is
(a) To feel shy
(b) To refuse
(c) To abandon
(d) To avoid
 
43. Baptism by fire means—
(a) A fire-fighting act
(b) A bad beginning in the first job
(c) A difficult introduction to an experience
(d) A religious experience
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2008

33. To be very busy is to be as busy a
(a) Squirrel
(b) Bee
(c) Duck
(d) Mouse
 
34. Someone having a weak memory is said to have a mind/memory like a
(a) Sieve    (strainer, filter)
(b) Soap
(c) Screw
(d) Stream
 
35. A homophone for the word whole will be
(a) Hole
(b) Roll
(c) Wholesome
(d) Whale
 
36. A soporific speech would tend to
(sleep-inducing)
(a) Put one sleep
(c) Appeal primarily to emotions
(b) Stimulate action
(d) Be incomprehensible
 
37. The idiosyncrasies of a professor must not include
(a) Eccentricities    (unconventionality, unorthodoxy)
(b) Flaws
(c) Oddities
(d) Topicalities
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2005

32. To refuse is to deny but used as a noun the word can mean
(a) Garbage
(b) Dust
(c) Prohibition
(d) Fuel
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2004

Choose the appropriate meaning of the underlined section in the given sentences
31. The boy has mendacious habits.
(a) Stealing habits
(b) Lying tendencies
(c) Prone to begging
(d) Over-critical habits
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2003

Choose the meaning of the underlined part of the sentences :
26. It is obvious that he greatly hates his new colleague in office.
(a) Dislikes
(b) Abhors    (detest, hate)
(c) Admires
(d) Adores
 
27. The musk rose attracted a large number of bees.
(a) Swarm   (crowd, horde, mob)
(b) Flock
(c) Pack
(d) Group
 
28. They began the clean-up campaign discarding these.
(throw away, throw out)
(a) Throwing them off
(b) Throwing them over
(c) Throwing them out
(d) Throwing them up
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2002

Choose the correct term
17. “Concrete” is a substance used to erect buildings but “concrete” can also mean
(a) Solid face
(b) Reason
(c) Argument
(d) Essay
 
18. A “transparent” object allows us clear vision but “a transparent person” is one who is
(a) Scrupulously honest
(b) Smiling
(c) Pleasing
(d) Clever
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2000

7. “Gravity” can mean the pull of the earth and also
(a) Fear
(b) Thickness
(c) Seriousness
(d) Fame
 
8. “Industry” can production in factories and also
(a) Invention
(b) Commerce
(c) Ingenuity
(d) Hard work
 
Item closest in meaning to the given phrase.
12. Deliberate disruption of work
(a) Sabotage    (destroy, obstruct)
(b) Devastation
(c) Terrorism
(d) Violence
 
13. Goods prohibited by law
(a) Smuggling
(b) Contraband   (smuggling, illegal traffic)
(c) Narcotics
(d) Excise
 
14. In deep thought
(a) Ponderous
(b) Pensive    (thoughtful, thinking)
(c) Philosophical
(d) Perturbed
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 1999

Choose the meaning of the underlined part of the sentences :
1. Mr. Advani announced that he would soon release a white paper on the activities of the I.S.I
(a) A government announcement
(b) A party notice
(c) A party report party notice
(d) A government report
 
2. After years of service as managing director Mr. X prefers to take a back seat now.
(a) To retire
(b) To control covertly
(c) To play an unimportant role or a less important role than before
(d) To be completely immobilized
 
3. The trade union leader, after much deliberation, ordered a work to rule for their workers.
(a) Going back to work
(b) An abstaining from work
(c) Strict following of the rules laid down for the job and thus slowing down the pace of the work
(d) Taking up the full work load
 
4. Things had come to such a head that immediate action was necessary.
(a) Reached a deadlock
(b) Reached a crisis
(c) Reached a happy ending
(d) Reached a tragic ending
 
Choose from among the four alternatives given below the following sentence the most appropriate meaning of the word following sentence the most appropriate meaning of the word.
6. It is not for a political person to go much against the wind.
(a) Air
(b) Surroundings
(c) A spiral
(d) Breeze
 
 

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