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Secretariat Assistant Examination 2015 Answer Key of English Grammer

1. Change the sentence into passive voice " Manners revel true character"
Answer :- True character is revealed by manner

2. Replace the underlined phrase with one word : " I did not expect such childish talk from a grpw-up man" (
A] Tamper
B] Prattle
C] Ridicule
D] Stammer
Answer :- Prattle

3. Fill in the blanks with a suitable idiom : " The policeman came to my house and accused me of stealing a necklace but I told them that they were ______
Answer :- Barking up the wrong trees

4.  Fill in the balk space with a suitable word : The Global Positioning System (GPS) helps us to ____
Answer :- Navigate

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable articles : Can I have _____ omlette and ____ apple with my tea.
Answer :- an, an

6. Correct the following sentence : " No newses are good newses"
Answer :- No news is good news

7. The masculin gender of 'Duck' is?
Answer :- Drake

8. Pick out the adjective from the following sentence : " Neha comes here everyday."
Answer :- Every

9. Fill in the suitable comparative form of the adjective : "Have you heard the ......"
A] late
b] Later
C] laytest
D] Lated
Answer :- Every

10. Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition :- My mother told me ______ never cry _____ spilt milk.
Answer :- to, over

IDIOMS

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1. A backer's dozen = Thirteen
2. A bull in a china shop = A person who is rough and culmsy where skill and care are required.
3. A chip off the old block = A person (usually a male) who behaves in the same way as his father or resembles his father.
4. A close shave = Narrow escape
5. A cock and bull story = A hard-to-believe, made-up story; a story that is a lie.
6. A fool's errand = An attempt to do something that has no chance of success.
7. A jaundiced eye = Prejudice
8. A pipe dream =  An unrealistic hope or fantasy
9. A red-letter day = A memorably important or Happy occasion.
10. A snake in the grass = Someone who pretends to be your friend while secretly doing things to harm you.

Proverbs

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1. A Barking dog seldom bites = കുരയ്ക്കും പട്ടി കടിക്കില്ല
2. A monkey remains a monkey though dressed in skin = കാക്ക കുളിച്ചാൽ കൊക്കാവുമോ

3. Action speaks louder than words = വാചകമടിക്കുന്നതിനേക്കാൾ നല്ലത് പ്രവർത്തിച്ചു കാണിക്കലാണ്.

4. All that glitters is not gold = മിന്നുന്നതെല്ലാം പൊന്നല്ല

PSC BDO Previous Question Paper

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71. Unhygienic surroundings ____ health problems. 
(a) give rise to (b) call for (c) call off (d) set in 
72. The book is not only interesting but also ___ 
(a) intruding (b) intrinsic (c) endearing (d) instructive 
73. Find the word that is wrongly spelt: 
(a) courageous (b) encourage (c) vicious (d) majistrate 
74. Place an alphabet before the word love to get the meaning a spice: 
(a) T (b) C (c) S (d) W 
75. Choose the word that is closest in meaning to the word immunity: 
(a) disinclination (b) freedom (c) protection (d) apathy 
76. The closest meaning of the word benevolence is : 
(a) attention (b) attraction (c) patience (d) kindness 
77. The word which means false reports that damage the reputation of a person: 
(a) candour (b) gander (c) banter (d) slander 
78. Choose the correctly spelt word : 
(a) peursue (b) purseue (c) persue (d) pursue 
79. Select the word meaning small branch : 
(a) bit (b) stick (c) twig (d) log 
80. Arrears best means : 
(a) small pieces (b) works of art (c) unpaid debts (d) the back portion of a building 
81. Choose the correct preposition for the sentence The thief hid all his loot ___a stone. 
(a) below (b) under (c) beneath (d) by 
82. I don't want you to be disappointed____me. 
(a) with (b) ab out (c) for (d) at 
83. He said, 'I must go at once.' Change into indirect speech : 
(a) He said that he had to go at once (b) He said that he would go at once (c) He said that he must have gone at once (d) He said that he had had to go at once 
84. Change into indirect speech : ‘Oh dear! I’ve lost my purse’, she said:   
(a) She said that she lost her purse (b) She exclaimed that she had lost her purse (c) She said that she had lost her purse (d) She expressed that she had lost her purse 
85. He became a philosopher, _____. 
(a) didn't he ? (b) did he ? (c) has he ? (d) hasn't he ? 
86. I meant____your attention to this matter. 
(a) to be called (b) to call (c) to calling (d) to had called 
87. The car pulled ____ before the front door. 
(a) up (b) at (c) by (d) an 
88. Home is ____ sweetest place on earth. 
(a) our (b) the (c) a (d) an 
89. Choose the correct sentence : 
(a) The committee are in session (b) The committee is in session (c) The committee were in session (d) The committee to be in session 
90. The opposite of vice is: 
(a) wickedness (b) virtue (c) goodness (d) silence 
91. The idiom ‘storm in the tea cup’ means 
(a) no fuss over trivial matter (b) big fuss over trivial matter (c) clever idea (d) sudden inspiration 
92. The mansion was pulled down, to make way for a housing complex. The words italicised mean: 
(a) brought (b) constructed (c) demolished (d) broken 
93. Most of the people in India live from hand to mouth. The closest meaning to this idiom is: 
(a) a life of plenty providing for the future (b) with moderate provision for the future (c) without any provision for the future (d) with some provision for the future 
94. He is quite at sea. At sea means : 
(a) by the sea (b) lost in thought (c) determined (d) confused 
95. Mark stands well with his boss. Stands well closely means : 
(a) Mark is well thought of by his boss (b) Mark is not well thought of by his boss (c) Boss is well thought of by Mark (d) Boss is not well thought of by Mark 
96. I save money by____smoking. 
(a) carefully (b) frequently (c) ever (d) never 
97. I____prefer coffee. 
(a) ever (b) usually (c) forever (d) never 
98. There is a cat in the kitchen.____is drinking milk. 
(a) It (b) He (c) She (d) Them 
99. They sell___dresses in that store. 
(a) lady (b) lady's (c) ladies (d) ladies’ 
100. ____bread and butter the only thing you have for me?
(a) Wasn't (b) Are (c) Is (d) Aren't

ANSWER
71. (a) give rise to - cause 
72. (d) instructive 
73. (d) 
74. (b) C+love = clove 
75. (c) Protection 
76. (d) Kindness 
77. (d) Slander 
78. (d) pursue 
79. (c) twig 
80. (c) unpaid debts 
81. (b) under 
82. (a) with 
83. (a) He said that he had to go at once. 
84. (b) She exclaimed that she had lost her purse. 
85. (a) didn’t he ? 
86. (b) to call 
87. (a) up 
88. (b) the 
89. (b) The Committee is in session 
90. (b) Virtue 
91. (b) big fuss over trivial matter 
92. (c) demolished 
93. (c) without any provision for the future 
94. (d) confused 
95. (a) Mark is well thought of by his boss. 
96. (d) never 
97. (b) usually 
98. (a) It 
99. (d) Ladies’ 
100. (c) Is

Postal Sorting Assistant Previous Question 2010

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1. The garden is very dry today. Fetch me a ..... of water.
Answer :- Pail
2. Please, may I have ..... oranges?
Answer :- some
3. Delhi is ....... than Nagpur.
Answer :- much bigger
4. Use proper conjunction :- "Give, me ..... poverty ...... riches."
Answer :- neither, nor
5. We need to ..... Our appointment?
Answer :- reschedule
6. Choose the wrongly spelt word :- Relevent, Poignant, Prevalent, Malignant
Answer :- Relevent
7. SCEPTICAL is exactly opposite to ?
Answer :- convinced
8. A person who hates the institution of marriage.
Answer :- Misogamist
9. We have been friends for ages. I ____ her since we were children.
Answer :- am knowing

PSC English Grammar Questions - 003

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1. You must dispense ..... his service.
A] of
B] with
C] at
D] away
2. The teacher advised the students to go .... several questions.
A] through
B] with
C] by
D] for
3. One should not be indifferent ..... the sufferings others.
A] of
B] at
C] to
D] about
4. A great change has come .... the city after earthquake.
A] over
B] in
C] on
D] to
5. I took that person .... a thief.
A] for
B] as
C] to
D] after
6. The judge is convinced ..... his innocence.

A] at 
B] about
C] to
D] of

7. The boy is endowed .... many great qualities.
A] of
B] for
C] with
D] by
8. I take interest .... photography.
A] with
B] in 
C] for
D] by
9. Do not quarrel ..... your friends.
A] with
B] against
C] to
D] by
10. We congratulate him .... his success.
A] at
B] on
C] for
D] by
Answer
1. with
2. through
3. to
4. over
5. for
6. of
7. with
8. in
9. with
10. on

PSC English Grammar Questions -002

1. Have you ever seen ..... white elephant?
A) that
B) a
C) an
D) by
ANSWER:- a
2. Democracy is ....... form of government.
A) the
B) an
C) a
D) then
ANSWER:- a
3. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam is ...... former President of India.
A) a
B) the
C) an
D) are
ANSWER:- the
4. English is ..... rich language.
A) poor
B) an
C) a
D) one
ANSWER:- a
5. I went to ...... hospital to visit my friend.
A) a
B) an
C) the
D) his
ANSWER:- the

PSC English Grammar Questions -001

1. Good health is ...... right of every man.
Answer :- the
2. We were admiring....... beauty of the night.
Answer :- the
3. ....... honest man is respected by all.
Answer :- an
4. The baby was happy as it got ..... new ambrella.
Answer :- a
5. There is ...... internet cafe in our village.
Answer :- an

Previous LDC Questions - 1

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1. Early to bed and early to rise makes man healthy, wealthy and .... A] wise
B] intelligent
C] clever
D] industrious

2. Her husband became addicted ..... brown sugar one year ago.
A] for
B] in 
C] to
D] by

3. Your daughter doesn't ..... you at all.

A] take down
B] take after
C] take off
D] take up

4. Which of the words is wrongly spelt?

A] tuition 
B] boudouir
C] bureau
D] intelligence

5. The killing of cats is known as ......

A] canicide
B] suicide
C] filicide
D] felicide

ANSWERS

  1. wise
  2. to
  3. take after
  4. boudouir
  5. felicide





Group Terms - 1

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  • A Colony of Bats
  • A sloth of Bears
  • A singular of Boars
  • A herd of Buffaloes
  • A flock of Camels
  • A clowder of Cats
  • A herd of Cattle
  • A herd of Cows
  • A pack of Dogs


  • A herd of Elephants
  • A skulk of Foxes
  • A tower of Giraffes
  • A tribe of Goats
  • A leap of Hares
  • A crash of Hippopotamuses
  • A passel of Hogs
  • A team of Horses
  • A pack of Hounds
  • A troop/cort of Kangaroos
  • A kindle of Kittens(cats)
  • A fall of Lambs
  • A leap of Leopards
  • A pride of Lions
  • A troop of Monkeys
  • A yoke of Oxen
  • A sounder of Pigs
  • A litter of Puppies


  • A bury of Rabbits
  • A swarm of Rats
  • A crash of Rhinoceroses
  • A flock of Sheep
  • A dray of Squirrels
  • A sounder of Swine
  • An ambush of Tigers
  • A school of whales
  • A pack of Wolves
  • A zeal of Zebra