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CTS Placement Papers - Verbal Ability Questions


In the verbal ability section the students are tested for their communication skills. Students are expected to have a good grammatical skill. Following questions were recently asked in the placement questions of verbal ability section.

Read the following sentence to find out if there are any grammatical errors or idiomatic error. If there are any errors, it will be in one part of the sentence. The answer is the numbered part of it. The answer is (E) if there is no error in any of the sentence. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

1) 
A. union leader was
B. shot at by three masked men
C. while taking an evening stroll
D. in the park
E. No error

2) 
A. The auditions for the biggest ever
B. reality show Roadies, is
C. going on in full swing,
D. with thousands of entries came in.
E. No error

3) 
A. To stopping the spread of violence,
B. State police brought under curfew
C. more regions in the city, where
D. 4 people were killed.
E. No error

4) 
A. Not only was Tom Cruise over the moon
B. after being declared as a winner, but was
C. also heavily touched by the support
D. he got from the industry.
E. No error

5) 
A. Crazy and hectic life can
B. have a bad effect on a person and
C. the only way to solve this is
D. a quick getaway to an exotic location.
E. No error

Fill in the blanks by selecting right answer from the options provided below.

6) We are ___ to have him ____ here to make this event a fun and interactive.

A. pleased, over
B. surprised, come
C. happy, again
D. joyed, come

7) Western railway staff ___ threatened they would go on an indefinite strike from Monday to ___ their demands.

A. can, fulfil
B. were, meet
C. have, press
D. will be, get

8) The public speech in Azad Maindan ___ with subtle threats has resulted in ___ tension.

A. replete, increased
B. followed, continuous
C. started, reduced
D. full, escalating

9) With really long queues and horrible weather, the shoppers__ their way to the shopping mall ___ a lot.

A. going, dropped
B. making, suffered
C. encouraged, prepared
D. daunted, made

In the below mentioned questions, some are given which are based on the same theme. Decide which sentence is the most accurate with respect to meaning, grammar and suitable for formal writing in English. Find the correct sentence. From the options provided.

10. 
A. My team had won the match if only we have worked harder. 
B. My team would have won the match if only we would worked harder. 
C. My team would win the match if only we had worked harder. 
D. My team had won the match if only we would have worked harder.
E. My team would have won the match if only we had worked harder. 

11. 
A. Raj will pay unless he is not forced to. 
B. Raj will pay unless he will be forced to. 
C. Raj will pay unless he is forced to. 
D. Raj will not pay till he is forced to. 

12. 
A. Since Mukesh did not have any money, he never turned down anyone who needed support.
B. Mukesh was not rich by any standards, although he never turned down anyone who needed support.
C. Not rich by any means, Mukesh never turned away anyone.
D. He wasn't rich by any means, but he never turned away anyone who needed help.
E. Since Mukesh wasn't rich by any means, he never turned away anyone who wanted help.

13. 
A) the odds are against him. 
B) Let me thread the needle.
C) A nurse is taking care of him. 
D) I don't know if snow is falling. 

14. 
A. The angry professor asked the student with a scar on his face, to leave the classroom. 
B. The angry professor asked with a scar on his face the student to leave the classroom. 
C. With a scar on his face, the professor asked the student to leave the classroom.
D. The professor asked the student to leave the classroom with a scar on his face. 

15. Most classmates have kept in touch with each other, despite having passed out from college over 15 years ago,

A. had kept in touch
B. keep touched
C. is keeping touch
D. are kept touched
E. No correction required

16. A _______ is to magazine as a director is to drama. 

a. Printer
b. Reader
c. Publisher
d. Editor

17. The cashier at the counter was very busy and ____ not pay any ___ to the buyer’s request.

A. would, respect
B. was, help
C. had, money
D. did, attention 

18. Antonym of rebuff

a. Disagree
b. Welcome
c. Accept
d. Cancel

19. ______ is not the synonym for pertinent?

a. relevant
b. irrelevant
c. material
d. suitable.

20. What is the opposite of dextrous?

a. dissociation
b. clumsy
c. identical
d. pragmatism

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