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NTSE (STAGE-II)

PRACTICE TEST PAPER


CLASS -X
LANGUAGE TEST (ENGLISH)
Time : 45 Min.

Max. Marks : 50

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. The booklet given in the examination hall is the Question Paper.

2. A student has to write his/her answers in the OMR sheet by darkening the appropriate bubble with the help of
HB Pencil as the correct answer(s) of the question attempted.

3. The question paper contains 50 questions. Each carries one mark.

4. Blank papers, clip boards, log tables, slide rule, calculators, mobile or any other electronic gadgets in any
form is not allowed.
5. Write your Name & Roll No. in the space provided in the bottom of this booklet.
6. There is no negative marking. Do not spend too much time on a particular question.
7. Before answering the paper, fill up the required details in the blank space provided in the answer sheet.
8. Use only Black or Blue ball point pen. Do not use INK / GEL PEN

9. In case of any dispute, the answer sheet available with the institute shall be final.

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LANGUAGE TEST
A.

Directions (Q.1 to 15) : In each of the following sentences, find out which part of the sentence
has an error.

1.

Orders has been issued (A)/ for his transfer to another district (B) / but he has not received them so far
(C)/ No error. (D)

2.

Although she has studied (A)/ English for almost a year (B)/ she is yet to learn the alphabets (C) / No
error. (D)

3.

The master did not know (A)/ who of the servants (B)/ broke the glass (C)/ No error. (D)

4.

The ruling party stood (A)/ for implementation of the bill (B)/ and was ready to stake their political
existence (C)/ No error. (D)

5.

Illiteracy is an enormous problem (A) / It affects millions of people worldwide (B) / and is an impediment
to social progress (C)/ No error. (D)

6.

The company president has taken (A) / steps to ensure that she (B) / can handle the pressure and
anxiety associated with (C) / the job, including (D) / joining a yoga class and enlisting the support of a
network of friends.

7.

He will be likely (A)/ to take part in the ceremony (B)/ provided he is granted leave (C)/ No error. (D)

8.

Two thirds of the majority (A)/ are needed to pass (B)/ the resolution for the impeachment of the
(C)/ No error. (D)

9.

On a holiday Madhu prefers (A)/ reading than going (B)/ out visiting friends (C)/ No error. (D)

10

It was bitter colder (A)/ so we preferred (B)/ not to go out that morning (C)/ No error. (D) .

11.

No animal (A)/ is as sacred to the Hindus (B)/ as the cow is (C)/ No error. (D)

12.

This film is interesting (A)/ and the previous one (B)/ was boring (C)/ No error. (D)

13.

It is difficult to know (A)/ whether (B)/ you are selected or not (C)/ No error. (D)

President

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14.

When we consider all the factors, which are many, (A) / the number of school dropouts (B) / are quite
disturbing. (C) / No error. (D)

15.

I could not convince them (A)/ because they persisted to suggest (B) /that I was lying. (C) /No
error.(D)

B.

Directions (Q.16 to 25) In questions given below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given
alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In
case no improvement is needed, option (D) is the answer.

16.

No sooner he had returned home then his mother felt happy.


(A) had he returned home when
(B) he had returned home than
(C) did he return home than
(D) No improvement

17.

There is no more room for you in this compartment.


(A) There is no more seat
(B) There is no more space
(C) There is no more accommodation
(D) No improvement

18.

Young men and women should get habituated to reading and writing about current affairs.
(A) used
(B) prepared
(C) trained
(D) No improvement

19.

Every time I go in a lift to my sixth floor apartment, I remember the calm and serenity of my ancestral
home in the village.
(A) move in a lift
(B) ascend in a lift
(C) take a lift
(D) No improvement

20.

He found a wooden broken chair in the room.


(A) wooden and broken chair
(C) broken and wooden chair

(B) broken wooden chair


(D) No improvement

21.

If the room been brighter, I would have been able to read for a while before bed time.
(A) If the room was brighter
(B) If the room are brighter
(C) Had the room been brighter
(D) No improvement

22.

Practically every part of the banana tree is used by man.


(A) each part
(B) any part
(C) most part

(D) No improvement

23.

Hoping not to be disturbed, I sat down in my easy chair to read the book I won as a prize.
(A) I had won as a prize
(B) I have won as prize
(C) I had to win as a prize
(D) No improvement

24.

His father won't be able to leave for Varanasi until they had arrived.
(A) until they arrive
(B) until they will have arrived
(C) until they will arrive
(D) No improvement

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25.

C.

The company goes to great length to ensure that employees can be comfortable in their work environment.
(A) are comfortable
(B) will be comfortable
(C) should be comfortable
(D) No improvement
Out of the given alternatives choose the option which is opposite in meaning to the capitalised
keyword

26.

GLIB
(A) dumb

27.

(B) modest

(C) unwilling

(D) hesitant

(B) agitated

(C) showy

(D) complicated

(A) criticise

(B) flatter

(C) fear

(D) praise

LAUDATION
(A) reduction

(B) passive

(C) criticism

(D) simplification

EUPHORIA
(A) strident

(B) lethargy

(C) literary

(D) disarm

SERENE
(A) impure

28.

29.

30.

CHIDE

D.

Choose the option that best fits in the blank/ blanks.

31.

The civil rights movement did not emerge from obscurity into national prominence overnight; on the
contrary, it captured the publics imgination only..............
(A) fruitlessly

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(B) momentarily

(C) expeditiously

(D) gradually

The seventeenth-century writer Mary Astell was a rare phonomenon, a single woman who maintained and
even .............................. a respectable reputation while earning a living by her pen.
(A) eclipsed

33.

(B) impaired

(C) avoided

(D) enhanced

An optimistic supporter of the womens movement, Kubota contends that recent ........................ by
Japanese women in the business world are meaningful and indicative of .............................. opportunity
to come.
(A) strides ...... greater

(B) innovations ...... marginal

(C) retreats ...... theoretical

(D) failures ...... hidden

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34.

The .......................... ambassador was but .............. linguist; yet he insisted on speaking to foreign
dignitaries in their own tongues without resorting to a translators aid.

35.

(A) eminent ...... an indifferent

(B) visiting ....... a notable

(C) revered ...... a talented

(D) distinguished ........ a celerbrated

Nowadays life models - men and women who pose in the nude for artists-seem curiously ..................,
relics of a bygone age when art students labored amid skeletons and anatomical charts, learning to draw
the human body as painstakingly as medical students learn to ............ it.

E.

(A) anachronistic ...... sketch

(B) archaic ...... dissect

(C) contemporary ..... diagnose

(D) stereotyped ...... examine

Directions (Q.36 to 43) : Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Often students who are very fond of reading books are labelled by their comrades as bookworms. Those
things generally come from the mouths of students who consider themselves as being 'gamesters'. Boys
who shine in athletics or in the playing of some game-particularly cricket, consider that the games field is
a better or nobler arena for their activities and the expenditure of their energies than the classroom or the
reading desk. The idea is born out of an inferiority complex inherent in the games-minded students who
actually envy their fellows who shine academically. Academic honours have a glamour which is unique.
It is not to be denied that the playing of games is a worthy activity; it is worthy in the sense that the team
spirit can be engendered in the individual only if he has learnt to participate in the playing of games. It is
also true that the player does much for society and for his country on the playing field. It is true that the
feeling of cooperation can be cultivated in a person only through group activity. But studies should not be
sacrificed in order that students devote their time only to the playing of games. It is my observation that
those boys who become obsessed with the playing, particularly of cricket, begin to ignore their studies
and then their academic ability suffers, as it must.

36.

37.

38.

39.

Bookworms are those students who


(A) act like worms
(C) love reading and read much

(B) never read


(D) read books about cricket

What makes the gamesters feel superior to the bookworms ?


(A) hatred
(B) ill-will
(C) envy

(D) glamour

Playing of games teaches us one great thing. It is


(A) fellow - feeling
(B) team spirit
(C) mutual love

(D) love for fellowmen.

The word devote means


(A) give
(B) rebuke

(D) apply.

(C) take away

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Men, animals, birds, plants and insects of this planet are each of them a link in the great chain of life.
They are interdependent for their survival. If they are at peace with one another and their surroundings,
they may be said to sustain a state of equilibrium. This the ecologists say, is conductive to the growth of
all species. Population explosion and rapid advances in technology have disrupted this ecological balance. Most vulnerable to these influences are plants whose extinction sets off chain reactions exterminating other species. A knowledge of relations of living organisms to each other and to their surroundings
is essential to save the earth from turning it into a lifeless desert.
40.

An ecologist is a person who studies


(A) ways and means to promote harmonious growth of men, animals, plants, birds and insects of this
earth
(B) how insects, birds, plants, animals and men are related to one another and to their environment
(C) the evil effects of population explosion and advances in technology on living organisms of this earth
(D) survival and extinction of all living organisms of this earth

41.

When one species tries to destroy another it results in the


(A) blotting out of the latter
(B) survival of the former
(C) disturbance of ecological balance
(D) disturbance of the harmony between them

42.

The living organisms of the earth have been called the great chain of life as
(A) creation of one organism has followed that of another like a link in a chain
(B) one organism feeds on another for its survival
(C) one species depends on another for its continued existence
(D) one species is subordinate to the other

43.

The expression, This the ecologists say, is conductive to the growth of all species implies that
(A) all species are likely to grow
(B) all species cannot but grow
(C) the growth of some species is likely to be hampered
(D) there is a remote possibility that all species will grow

F.

Direction (Q.44) : Rearrange P, Q, R and S to form a correct sentence.

44.

P. accidents are still bound to happen


Q. occasionally
R. though
S. despite everyones best efforts
(A) SPRQ
(B) RSPQ

(C) SRPQ

(D) PQRS

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G.

Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given
below.
Fashion is a term commonly used to (a)___________ a style of clothing worn by a large number
of people in a country. However, popular styles of furniture, homes and many other products
(b)___________ also fashions. The kinds of art, music, literature and sport that many people
(c)___________ can also be fashions. Thus a fashion is or reflects a form of behaviour (d)________
by most people in a society.

45.

(A) describe

(B) to describe

(C) describing

(D) described

46.

(A) are

(B) have

(C) is

(D) were

47.

(A) preferred

(B) prefers

(C) prefer

(D) will prefer

48.

(A) appreciate

(B) liked

(C) disliked

(D) accepted

H.

Direction for (Q. 49 to 50) : Choose the most appropriate preposition :

49.

You must apologise _____ him _____ the wrong you have done
(A) from; against

50.

(B) with; against

(C) with; for

(D) to; for

Minority aspirations cannot forever be kept in check _____the gun.


(A) from

(B) with

(C) by

(D) through

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