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For 2025 Board Exam
CBSE Competency Based Questions:
Class 10
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SSC | Railways | Bank | Olympiad Exams

Test Contents

  • Passive Voice

  • Error Correction

  • Antonyms

  • Word Substitution

  • Gap Filling

  • Correct Order of jumbled sentences

  • Idioms


1. Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

Do not park your car in front of my house.

A. My house should not be parked in front of your car.

B. Your car need not be parked in front of my house.

C. Your car could not be parked in front of my house.

D. Your car should not be parked in front of my house.


2. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A person, animal or plant belonging originally to a place

A. Occupant

B. Alien

C. Native

D. Resident


3. Select the antonym of the given word.

ESCALATE

A. Raise

B. Enlarge

C. Reduce

D. Heighten


4. Select the antonym of the given word.

TENDER

A. Rough

B. Warm

C. Gentle

D. soft


5. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

The State Government argued that it could not _______ the increase in the teachers’ salaries as awarded by the court.

A. spare

B. get

C. stand

D. afford


6. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A) That sort of pollution, which ¡s also widespread in other south east Asian nations,

regularly kills wildlife like whales and turtles that ingest the waste.

B) Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world’s biggest ocean

polluters due to its reliance on single-use plastic.

C) In Thailand also, a whale died last year after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags.

D) In the latest case, a whale with 40 kilos of plastic trash in its stomach died on

Saturday ¡n southern Philippines where it was stranded a day earlier.

A. ABCD

B. BADC

C. DABC

D. BCAD


7. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

Scientists at Cambridge University are ______ how plants can give us sustainable

energy.

A. scrutinizing

B. investigating

C. inspecting

D. looking


8. Select the wrongly spelt word.

A. Comparison

B. Communication

C. Compitition

D. Comparable


9. Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.


I look for a better job for the last two months, but nothing is in sight.

A. have looked for a better job

B. looked for a better job

C. have been looking for a better job

D. No improvement


10. Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

The main gate of the building was being guarded by gun-totting guards.

A. The main gate of the building were guarding gun-totting guards.

B. Gun-totting guards were guarding the main gate of the building.

C. Gun-totting guards have been guarding the main gate of the building.

D. Gun-totting guards guarded the main gate of the building.


11. In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Due to the Cyclone ldai vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupting in Zimbabwe and Mosambique.

A. vast areas of land have been flooded

B. roads destroyed

C. Due to the Cyclone Idai

D. and communications disrupting


12. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Costs an arm and a leg

A. rarely available

B. easy to obtain

C. nothing to lose

D. very expensive


13. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A) The elephant tusks were tracked from the Democratic Republic of Congo for two

months.

B) Customs officials in Thailand say it’s the biggest seizure in the country’s history.

C) Four tonnes of ivory, with a market value of $6 million - it was an impressive haul.

D) Officials say they were being transported to Laos, from where they believed the ivory

would be sold to customers across Asia.

A. CBAD

B. ABCD

C. ACDB

D. CABD


14. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Get out of hand

A. get upset

B. give up something

C. get out of control

D. to complete a task


15. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and

lives by begging.

A. vagrant

B. truant

C. itinerant

D. migrant


Answers will be published on January 5, 2020







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