FCI English Model Question Paper-1

Q1. In each question one sentence is given. In each sentence certain words are in bold and numbered from A to E. Below the sentences are given five options with possible pairs of interchange of those bold words. Choose the pair(s) of words which are needed to be interchanged to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.

The PQ transport company receives orders for (A)shipment at home and (B)abroad and utilizing its transportations, (C) backlog all the orders on the same day; but due to the sudden (D)decrease in manpower, some of the orders remain pending resulting in a (E) clears every week.
1) a. B-A
2) b. A-C
3) c. D-E
4) d. C-E
5) e. E-B


Q2. In each question one sentence is given. In the sentence some words are in bold. Below the sentences are given three groups of alternative words. Replace the bold words of the particular sentence with the alternative words, if needed and accordingly select one out of the five options. Choose option 5 if no replacement is required.

The committee president of the apartment has mooted the scheme of installing solar panels
on the apartment but its implementation is a moot point.
I. mooted —>muted II. installing —>instep III. moot —>mute
1) Both II and III
2) Both I and III
3) Both I and II
4) All of these


Q3. In each question one sentence is given. In the sentence some words are in bold. Below the sentences are given three groups of alternative words. Replace the bold words of the particular sentence with the alternative words, if needed and accordingly select one out of the five options. Choose option 5 if no replacement is required.

Manish anticipated that he would be in a collaborate position if he would join politics and he was also in a predicament to join his family business or go for higher studies.
I. anticipated.—> participated II. collaborate —> cumbersome III. predicament —> pavement
1) Both I and II
2) Only I
3) Only II
4) All of these
5) No replacement required


Q4. Below a word is given followed by three sentences which consist of that word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the word. Choose Option 5 (None of these) if the word is not suitable in any of the sentences. FAMISHED
A. Though many people experience hunger, few ever understand what it is like to truly be famished.
B. The boy looked absolutely famished, his body nothing but skin and bones.
C. The whole famished evening had an unreal quality to it.
1) Only C
2) Both A and C
3) Only B
4) Both A and B
5) None of these


Comprehension (Total Questions: 4):- The following sentences form a paragraph. The last sentence of the paragraph is given. The rest of the sentences are numbered as P, Q, R, S and T. These five parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and choose the alternative that arranges them in a correct order.
A. For over a year the Authorised Push Payment Scams Steering Group has been working on a voluntary code
B. The code is squarely aimed at victims of authorized push payment (APP) scams, where a customer is tricked into sending money to a scammer directly
C. On that date, a new code of conduct comes into play that will require the banks to treat fraud victims better
D. Bank customers who fall victim to frauds after 28 May will have a greater chance of being refunded
E. The new code states customers should be reimbursed provided they took “sufficient care and heeded any warnings
F. that has now been adopted by all the big banks

Q5. Which of the following should be the first sentence after rearrangement?

1)D

2) F
3) A
4) E
5) B


Q6. Which of the following should be the second sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E



Q7. Which of the following should be the fourth sentence after rearrangement?
1) E
2) A
3) F
4) D
5) C


Q8. Below a word is given in three sentences. Find out which one/ones make/makes a correct usage of the given word and mark the option accordingly. If the sentences are all correct mark option 5 as the answer.
Reference
A. The book is well referenced and indexed, including a listing of cases found throughout the book.
B. I was dismissed from the library, but with a good reference.
C. My reference books have not been helpful in identifying the aircraft in the picture.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A and C
5) All of the above

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Q9. Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. Choose the sentence/option which is CORRECT
(without any errors in it). If all sentences are incorrect, mark option 5 as your answer.
1) From his window, he could saw the entire valley laid out before him like a blanket.
2) There was no one from the house when Rosie came back from school in the evening.
3) The bus reached its destination on time and the passengers were visibly elated by it.
4) The world is moved towards serious climate problems in the coming years.
5) All are incorrect


Q10. Below, a statement has been divided into 5 parts. The one in bold is the fixed part, to which no changes can be made. Among the other parts (A), (B), (C) and (D), find the errorfree part(s), and mark them as your answer. If there are no errors, then mark option (5), viz, No Error, as your answer.
The court of justice is the means (A) / whereby a right is vindicate as (B) / something universal by addressing / particular cases of violation or conflict (C) / without mere subjective feeling or private bias. (D)

1) BCD
2) CD
3) ACD
4) ABC
5) No Error


Q11. Below, a statement has been divided into 5 parts. The one in bold is the fixed part, to which no changes can be made. Among the other parts (A), (B), (C) and (D), find the errorfree part(s), and mark them as your answer. If there are no errors, then mark option (5), viz, No Error, as your answer.
Poverty must be addressed both (A) / through private charity and public assistance (B) / since in civil society it constitutes a (C) / social wronged when poverty results in the (D) / creation of a class of “penurious rabble”.
1) CD
2) BCD
3) ACD
4) ABC
5) No Error


Q12. In the question given below, the sentence is divided into three parts I, II and III. For each part an alternate statement is also given. You have to determine if a part requires correction, and then mark that as your answer.
It requires demagoguery wherein hitherto / suppressed but popular desires get articulated / by a mesmeriser whom emerges as the saviour of the masses.
I. It require demagoguery wherein hitherto
II. suppressed but popular desires get articulate
III. by a mesmeriser who emerges as the saviour of the masses.
1) Both I and II
2) III only
3) Both II and III
4) I only
5) I, II and III


Q13. In the question given below, the sentence is divided into three parts I, II and III. For each part an alternate statement is also given. You have to determine if a part requires correction, and then mark that as your answer.
Institutions and established procedures are seeing / to be subverted by the privilege but fewer elites / to retain their advantage over the larger number of masses.
I. Institutions and established procedures are seen
II. to be subverted by the privileged but fewer elites
III. to retain their advantage over the larger number of masses.
1) II only
2) I only
3) Both I and II
4) Both II and III
5) I, II and III


Q14. In the question given below, the sentence is divided into three parts I, II and III. For each part an alternate statement is also given. You have to determine if a part requires correction, and then mark that as your answer.
When there is a dearth to popular leaders even at / the state level, for a populist to mount the crest of / populism at the national level is a small possibility.
I. When there is a dearth of popular leaders even at
II. the state level, if a populist to mount the crest of
III. populism of the national level is a small possibility.
1) Both II and III
2) II only
3) Both I and II
4) I only
5) I, II and III


Q15. Out of the given options, choose the sentence, which, in your view, is the most grammatically and structurally correct. Please note that the meaning or the context of the sentence must not change.

1) If my mother call on us, have her chair placing in the parlour.
2) Should my mother call on us, have her chair placed to the parlour.
3) Shall my mother call upon us, have her chair to placed in the parlour.
4) Should my mother call on us, have her chair placed in the parlour.
5) If my mother should call us, having her chair placed in the parlour.


Q16. Out of the given options, choose the sentence, which, in your view, is the most grammatically and structurally correct. Please note that the meaning or the context of the sentence must not change.
1) Had had my gardener discovered my roses, she would chop them off.
2) If my gardener discovered my roses, she will have chopped them of.
3) Had my gardener discovered my roses, she’d have chopped them off.
4) Had my gardener discovered my roses, she shall have chopped them off.

5) Having my gardener discovered my roses, she’d chopped them off.


Q17. Choose an appropriate phrase from the options to suitably fill the blank in the sentence below so that the sentence makes sense, both grammatically and contextually.
There were reports that some taxpayers registered under composition scheme collected GST from customers, _______________ it with the government.
1) Without intended to deposit
2) Without intending for deposit
3) Without intended for deposit
4) Without intended for depositing
5) Without intending to deposit


Q18. Choose an appropriate phrase from the options to suitably fill the blank in the sentence below so that the sentence makes sense, both grammatically and contextually. India is among the ten countries __________________of vision impairment.
1) Most effected by the problem
2) Mostly infected by the problem
3) Mostly affects the problem
4) Most infected by the problem
5) Most affected by the problem


Q19. Choose an appropriate phrase from the options to suitably fill the blank in the sentence below so that the sentence makes sense, both grammatically and contextually.
Bluefield is one of several start-ups entering the sector, including GHGSat and San Francisco-based Orbital Sidekick ___________________ in the coming future to monitor leaks at oil and gas facilities.
1) That will launched satellites and sensors
2) That would launch satellites and sensors
3) These would launch satellites and sensors
4) That will launch satellites and sensors
5) That could launch satellites and sensors


Q20. Below a word is given followed by three sentences which consist of that word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the word. Choose option 5 (None of the these) if the word is not suitable in any of the sentences.
AGILE
A. The way a cheetah move is an example of the agile movement.
B. She was brave and sure-footed, agile, and well-disciplined.
C. Terriers are small dogs of light build, short agile, and very highly arched skulls.
1) ONLY A
2) ONLY B
3) ONLY C
4) BOTH A AND B
5) NONE OF THESE.


Q21. Below a word is given followed by three sentences which consist of that word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the word. Choose option 5 (None of the these) if the word is not suitable in any of the sentences.
ELEGANT
A. And then he stepped forward, looking nice in a dark elegant.
B. Natasha turned her pretty little head toward the elegant young officer and smiled at him over her shoulder.
C. They were a handsome couple, the woman’s hair so fine and blonde it elegant white silk.
1) ONLY A
2) ONLY B
3) ONLY C
4) ALL OF THESE
5) NONE OF THESE.


Q22. Below a word is given followed by three sentences which consist of that word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the  word. Identify the sentence/s which best expresses the meaning of the word. Choose option 5 (None of the these) if the word is not suitable in any of the sentences.
AUSPICIOUS
A. He made an auspicious debut in the school play.
B. The marriage did not get off to a very auspicious start.
C. He made his publications auspicious by declaring them a plagiarised work.
1) ONLY A
2) ONLY B
3) ONLY C
4) BOTH A AND B
5) NONE OF THESE.


Q23. In the following question, two columns are given containing three phrases each, In the first column, the phrases are A, B, and C, and in the second column, the phrases are D, E, and F. A phrase from the first column may or may not connect with a phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. There are five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, select ‘None of these’ as your answer.

Column (1)Column (2)
(A) I worked with him for two years(D) before I discovered who he really was.
(B) They knew that they were helpless(E) before he got a chance to warn everyone.
(C) He saw the car entering the driveway(F) before such a strong enemy.

1) C-D
2) B-E and A-D
3) C-F and B-E
4) A-D
5) None of these


Q24. In the following question, two columns are given containing three phrases each, In the first column, the phrases are A, B, and C, and in the second column, the phrases are D, E, and F. A phrase from the first column may or may not connect with a phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. There are five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, select ‘None of these’ as your answer.

Column (1)Column (2)
  (A) Jackson could always make her laugh(D) regardless of the cost.
 (B) He told the officers to be thankful for any and all tips and investigate them(E) regardless of her misery.
(C) She bought whatever her heart was set on (F) regardless of source.

1) A-E and B-F
2) C-D and B-E
3) A-F and C-E
4) B-D
5) None of these


Q25. In the following question, out of the five alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
He is always late for appointments and keeps people waiting, so we decided to give him a taste of his own medicine.
1) Make something unpleasant for someone
2) Forcefully give some medicine
3) Get treated the way you’ve been treating others
4) Insult someone
5) Find fault with someone


Q26. In the following question, out of the five alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. Police are apparently on a wild goose chase after the convict vanished into woods.
1) To do something pointless
2) Doing something risky
3) Engaging in dangerous activity
4) Do something tiring
5) Go according to plan


Q27. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option that indicates ‘No improvement’.
Guernica, probably Picasso’s most famous work, is certainly his very powerful political statement, painted as an immediate reaction to the Nazi’s devastating casual bombing practice on the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
A. More powerful political statement
B. Most powerful political statement
C. Almost powerful political statement
D. Even powerful political statement
1) A, B and C
2) B, C and D
3) Only B
4) Only C
5) No improvement


Q28. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option that indicates ‘No improvement’.
With Roger Penrose, Professor Hawking showed that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would be beginning in the Big Bang and end in black holes.
A. Begins in the Big Bang
B. Begins from the Big Bang
C. Begin in the Big Bang
D. Be beginning from the Big Bang
1) Only D
2) Only C
3) B, C and D
4) Only A
5) No improvement


Q29. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option that indicates ‘No improvement’.
Many doctors now recognized that our thoughts affect our immune system and our general health.
A. Now recognize that
B. Has recognized that
C. Have recognized that
D. Has been recognizing that
1) B, C and D
2) A, B and D
3) Only A
4) A and C
5) No improvement


Q30. In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part, which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option that indicates ‘No improvement’.
On the Internet, it is easier than ever to actually communicate a message to most number of people.
A. Many numbers of people
B. Large numbers of people
C. The most number of people
D. More number of people
1) Only C
2) A, C and D
3) B, C and D
4) A, B and C
5) No improvement


 

 

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