Organization : Union Public Service Commission
Exam : National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam – II
Subject : General Ability Test & Mathematics
Document Type : Sample Question Papers
Location : India
Year : 2015
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General Ability Test Sample Question Paper :
Sentence Improvement :
In this section, 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
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1. Had she been run r she would have devoured the whole lot of it
(a) Unless she had been hungry
(b) However she had been hungry
(c) As if she had been hungry
(d) No Improvement
2. Until you don’t finish the work,you wont be given leave
(a) Until you must finish
(b) Until finishing
(c) Until you finish
(d) No Improvement
3. The names of the defaulters have been cut off the register
(b) struck out
(c) struck Off
(d) No Improvement
4.This is a matter I’d rather not talk about.
(a) of which I’d rather not talk about
(b) I rather not talk about
(c) I rather not talk about
(d) No Improvement
Ordering Of Words In A Sentence :
5. His uncle for success in life, always advised his son, who was a self-made man to depend on his own efforts
6. The cigar did not like the behavior of the patients who was veg competent in his profession
7. From leadership in culture in military situations and in face-to-face small groups
8. He sat glancing occasionally met-log through the window at the figure(of the old woman until he was childless with the cold
9. After the earthquake tremors, the TV showed a haggard man shaking his ?st at the sky The proper sequence should be
10. Everyone gem when he considers the case calmly who knows you
General English :
Q1. Write an essay on any one of the following topics in not less than Words:
(a) Books vs. e-Books
(b) Sports bodies should be governed by Sportspersons
(c) Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India
(d) Uses and Abuses of Sting operations in India
(e) Family and Globalization
Q2. Make a précis of the following passage in about one-third of the original length, using your own Words:
(Note: The précis must be written only on the special sheets provided for this purpose, writing one word in each block.
Two principal forms of the constitution are known to history-one is called unitary and the other is federal. The two essential characteristics of a unitary constitution are : (1) the supremacy of the central polity, and (2) the absence of subsidiary sovereign polities. On the contrary, a federal constitution is marked: (1) by the existence of a central polity and subsidiary polities side by side, and (2) by each being sovereign in the field assigned to it. In other words, federation means the establishment of a dual polity. The draft constitution is a federal constitution inasmuch as it establishes what may be a dual polity.
This dual polity under the proposed constitution will consist of the Union at the centre and the States at the periphery, each endowed with sovereign powers to be exercised in the field assigned to them respectively by the constitution. This dual polity resembles the American Constitution. The American polity is also a dual polity, one of it is known as the Federal government and the other government of the States which correspond respectively to the Union government and the State governments of the draft constitution.
In short, there are a number of rights that a State can grant to its own citizens or residents that it may and does legally deny to non-residents, or grant to non-residents only on more difficult terms than those imposed on residents. These advantages, given to the citizen in his own State, constitute the special rights of State citizenship. Taken all together, they amount to a considerable difference in rights between citizens and non-citizens of the State.
There is no State citizenship. Every Indian has the same rights of citizenship, no matter in what State he resides, The dual polity of the proposed Indian Constitution differs from the dual polity of the USA in another respect. In the USA, the Constitutions of the Federal and the State governments are loosely connected. In describing the relationship between the Federal and the State governments, Bryce has said, “The central or national governments may be compared to a large building and a set of smaller buildings standing on the same ground, yet distinct from each other.”
Q3. Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any are of the following expressions/statements :
(a) ‘Make hay while the sun shines.’
(b) One swallow does not make a summer.
(C) Discretion is the better part of valour.
(d) As you sow, so shall you reap.
(e) “If winter cornes, can spring he far behind.’
Q4. Use the following words in sentences so as to bring out their meaning clearly. Do not change the form of the word. No credit will be given for a Wague Or ambiguous Sentence. 2x=
Q5. Use the following idioms and phrasal verbs in sentences so as to bring out their meaning clearly, 2x
(a) Inake away with
(b) play fast and loose
(c) set off the hook
(d) eating humble pie
(e) square pegs in round holes