WBCS Preliminary Exam-2002 (Eng Ver)


Preliminary Exam
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Marks: 200
English Version (Collected From Memory)


Direction for Questions Nos. 1 to 4 :
Choose the item closest in meaning to the underlined section in the given sentences.


1.There was a shadow across his face upon hearing the sad news.
(A) Complextion    (B) Look of gloom   (C) Shade   (D) Gravity,


2.There was a presistent drizzle during our week-long holiday in Darjeeling.
(A) Consistent   (B) Incessant   (C) Continuous   (D) Intermittent


3. Sourav Ganguly scored a delectable century against South Africa in the  cricket match at Nairobi.
(A) Delightful   (B) Delicious  (C) Entertaining   (D) Disciplined


4.Many districts of West Bengal have become prone to floods.
(A) Related  (B) Prostrated  (C) Inclined   (D) Ready.


Direction for Question Nos. 5 to 7 :
Choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined section of the sentences.


5.The truck was travelling at a trot.
(A) At break-neck speed   (B) Slowly   (C) At a snail’s space   (D) Leisurely


6.It was an arduous task.
(A) Difficult   (B) Problematic   (C) Effortless   (D) Fitting


7.Many people prefer a vegetarian die.
(A) Desire   (B) Taste   (C) Abhor   (D) Like


Direction for Question Nos. 8 to 11:
Choose the correct meaning of the underlined part of sentences.


8.He stood his ground with firmness.
(A) Dug up the ground   (B) Built a.house  (C) Maintained his position   (D) Built a wall


9. I did not notice in him anything out of the way.
(A) Familiar  (B) Strange  (C) Attractive   (D) Charming


10.He is not a great lawyer but he has the gift of the gab.
(A) A serious bearing   (B) A pleasant face  (C) A talent for speaking   (D) A silent nature


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