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For 2024 Board Exam
CBSE Competency Based Questions:
Class 10
Class 12

English Grammar for SSC, Bank, Railways, Olympiad Exams

Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Prepositions, Error Detection, Cloze Test, Sequential Order etc

Q.1 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

It is an ______ day to start your new business.

Ans

1. auspicious

2. audacious

3. occasional

4. ominous


Q.2 Select the antonym of the given word.

HILARIOUS

Ans

1. Happy

2. Merry

3. Blithe

4. Sad


Q.3 Select the synonym of the given word.

PATHETIC

Ans

1. Pitiful

2. Curious

3. Insignificant

4. Dull


Q.4 Select the most appropriate word to substitute the underlined word of the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No improvement’.


There is a great degrade in values in modern age.

Ans

1. degradation of values

2. No improvement

3. demonstration from values

4. deliberation for values


Q.5 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

He said to me, "What are you doing?"

Ans

1. He said that what I was doing.

2. He said what I had been doing.

3. He asked me what I was doing.

4. He asked me that what was I doing


Q.6 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

The modern man is busy acquiring more and more wealth and designing

ways to invest it in more sense pleasures.

Ans

1. modern man is busy

2. acquiring more and more wealth

3. in more sense pleasures

4. designing ways to invest it


Comprehension:

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.


Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on

them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend

most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are

very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink

and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.


Sub Question No : 7

Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 1

Ans

1. dependent

2. inferior

3. subordinate

4. helpless


Sub Question No : 8

Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 2

Ans

1. victims

2. masters

3. slaves

4. administrators


Sub

Question No : 9

Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 3

Ans

1. into

2. upon

3. under

4. from


Sub Question No : 10

Q.10 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 4

Ans

1. gave

2. give

3. given

4. gives


Sub Question No : 11


Q.11 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5

Ans

1. optimist

2. outdated

3. optimum

4. optional


Q.12 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

He ______ a heinous crime.

Ans

1. made

2. committed

3. occurred

4. happened


Q.13 Select the most appropriate segment to substitute the underlined segment

of the given sentence. If no substitution is required select ‘No improvement’

A man in need pleaded for help.

Ans

1. No improvement

2. promised for help

3. commanded to help

4. requested for helping


Q.14 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick

the one that gives their correct order.

A. Can I borrow your camera?

B. I will give it back to you next week.

C. I am going to jungle safari tomorrow.

D. My friend told me that jungle is beautiful in these days.

Ans

1. ADBC

2. CDAB

3. CADB

4. BACD


Q.15 Select the wrongly spelt word.

Ans

1. Mansion

2. Ostentasion

3. Extension

4. Persuasion


Q.16 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom

On shank's mare

Ans

1. On foot

2. On a lion

3. On a bicycle

4. On an elephant


Q.17 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

The thief was being arrested by the police.

Ans

1. The police had arrested the thief.

2. The police arrested the thief.

3. The police has arrested the thief.

4. The police was arresting the thief.


Q.18 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick

the one that gives their correct order.

A. Nevertheless, sound health, economic security and mental satisfaction

are desired by all

B. A change that is conducive to happiness may be termed as progress.

C. But different people find happiness in different things.

D. So, If a change contributes to the growth of these factors, it is progress.

Ans

1. BDCA

2. BCAD

3. DBCA

4. ABCD


Q.19 Select the synonym of the given word.

PENITENCE

Ans

1. Patience

2. Admiration

3. Repentance

4. Misery


Q.20 Select the wrongly spelt word.

Ans

1. Practicle

2. Flexible

3. Elegant

4. Flashy


Q.21 Select one word for the following group of words.

One who leaves his own country to settle in another

Ans

1. Foreigner

2. Native

3. Tourist

4. Emigrant


Q.22 Select one word for the following group of words.

A period of ten years

Ans

1. Millennium

2. Decade

3. Century

4. Fortnight


Q.23 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

The Prime Minister, along with the other ministers have left for America.

Ans

1. for America

2. The Prime Minister along with

3. have left

4. the other ministers


Q.24 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom

A snake in the grass

Ans 1

. A secret enemy

2. A good friend

3. A well-wisher

4. Difficult to find


Q.25 Select the antonym of the given word.

VICIOUS

Ans

1. Unfortunate

2. Virtuous

3. Sinful

4. Baneful


Note: Answer Key will be uploaded very soon. If you are able to correct 20/25, you are brilliant in English language.


























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