CDS 2017 Exam English Sample Questions

CDS 2 2017 is going to be conducted in the month of Nov 2017 by UPSC. Candidates preparing for stream IMA NA AFA or only OTA both have to write the General English paper in CDS 2 2017 exam, In this article we will see CDS 2017 Exam English Sample Questions

CDS 2017 Exam English Sample Questions

Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a “No improvement” response will be signified by the letter (d).

  1. The police accused him for theft.

(a) with

(b) in

(c) of

(d) No improvement

  1. He wanted that I left immediately.

(a) I may leave

(b) me to leave

(c) I leave

(d) No improvement

  1. This is to certify that I know Mr. J. Mathews since 1970.

(a) am knowing

(b) had known

(c) have known

(d) No improvement

  1. They took away everything that belonged to him.

(a) that had been belonging

(b) that belong

(c) that has been belonging

(d) No improvement

  1. It was the mother of the girl of whose voice I had recognised.

(a) whose voice

(b) the voice of who

(c) voice whose

(d) No improvement

  1. The Executive Council is consisted of ten members.

(a) consists of

(b) comprises of

© constituted of

(d) No improvement

  1. The maid was laying the table for dinner.

(a) setting up

(b) lying

(c) sorting out

(d) No improvement

  1. We have so arranged the matters and one of us is always on duty.

(a) that one of us

(b) so that one of us

(c) such that one of us

(d) No improvement

  1. Hardly have we got into the forest when it began to rain.

(a) Hardly we got

(b) We had hardly got

(c) We had got hard

(d) No improvement

  1. Each time he felt tired he lied down.

(a) lies

(b) lays

(c) lay

(d) No improvement

  1. Though it was raining, but I went out.

(a) but yet I

(b) I

(c) however

(d) No improvement

  1. There is no chance of success unless you do not work hard.

(a) unless you work

(b) until your working

© until you do not work

(d) No improvement

  1. She has grown too old to do little work.

(a) some

(b) any

(c) a little

(d) No improvement

  1. No one enjoys to deceive his family.

(a) deceiving

(b) for deceiving

(c) deceive

(d) No improvement

  1. Have you ever saw the flower of a pumpkin plant ?

(a) see

(b) seeing

(c) seen

(d) No improvement

  1. It is an ancient, historical place and it once belongs to the Pandavas.

(a) belonged

(b) belonging

(c) belong

(d) No improvement

  1. Since we were knowing the correct route, we did not worry at all.

(a) knew

(b) have known

(c) know

(d) No improvement

  1. Our country can progress when only people work hard.

(a) when people only work hard

(b) when people work hard only

(c) only when people work hard

(d) No improvement

  1. Wake me up when father will come.

(a) comes

(b) will have come

(c) came

(d) No improvement

  1. Do take an umbrella with you lest you do not get wet.

(a) lest you should get wet

(b) lest you should not get wet

(c) lest you might not get wet

(d) No improvement

Ordering of Words

Each of the following items in this section consists of a sentence the parts of which have been jumbled. These parts have been labelled P, Q, R and S. Given below each sentence are four sequences namely (a), (b), (c) and (d). You are required to re-arrange the jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response accordingly.

  1. that it would affect the investigation process/ (P) they refused/(Q) of these raids saying /(R) to divulge the venues/(S)

The proper sequence should be

(a) PQRS

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSRP

(d) RPQS

  1. that he already has/(P) buying things/(Q) that rich man/(R) goes on/ (S)

The proper sequence should be

(a) PSQR

(b) RSQP

(c) SQRP

(d) RPQS

  1. the police commissioner rushed/(P) the crowd/(Q) to control/(R) the police force/(S)

The proper sequence should be

(a) QRSP

(b) PQRS

(c) PSRQ

(d) RSPQ

  1. my brother/(P) to attend his friend’s wedding/(Q) is going to Chennai/(R) tomorrow/(S)

The proper sequence should be

(a) PSQR

(b) QPSR

(c) RQPS

(d) PRSQ

  1. quickly/(P) he gave orders/(Q) to catch the thief/(R) to his men/(S)

The proper sequence should be

(a) SPRQ

(b) QSRP

(c) PSRQ

(d) RSPQ

  1. to give a definition/(P) if I were/(Q) I would begin/(R) like this/(S)

The proper sequence should be

(a) QPRS

(b) PQRS

(c) SRQP

(d) RSPQ

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