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HPCET Sample Question Paper Common Entrance Examination : Himachal Pradesh Technical University

Organisation : Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Exam Name : HPCET Common Entrance Examination-2023
Document Type : Sample Question Paper
Year : 2023
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HPCET Sample Question Paper

Common Entrance Examination-2023 Admission for M.C.A.
Time : 2:00 Hrs.
Maximum Marks : 400
Section A (Verbal Ability)
[Question No. 1 to 25]
1. Find the correctly spelt words
a. Efficient
b. Treatmeant
e. Beterment
d. Employd

2. Which is the exact OPPOSITE of ENORMOUS
a. Soft
b. Average
c. Tiny
d. Weak

3. Below passage consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: Calcutta unlike other cities kept its trams.
P: As a result there was horrendous congestion.
Q: It was going to be the first in South Asia.
R: They run down the centre of the road
S: To ease in the city decided to build an underground railway line.
S6 The foundation stone was laid in 1972.
The Proper sequence should be:

4. Choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.
That which cannot be corrected.
a. Unintelligible
b. Indelible
c. illegible
d. Incorrigible

5. A person of good understanding knowledge and reasoning power
a. Expert
b. Intellectual
c. Snob
d. Literate

Q. 6-7: Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom,
6. To catch a tartar
a. To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty
b. To catch a dangerous person
c. To meet with disaster
d. To deal with a person who is more than one’s match

7. To have an axe to grind
a. A private end to serve
b. To fail to arouse interest
c. To have no result
d. To work for both sides

8. Join these parts to make a meaningful sentence. The correct order of parts is the answer.
1. I 2. immediately 3. Salary 4. my 5. Want
a. 43152
b. 15432
c. 25143
d. 43251

9. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it.
a. I could not put up in a hotel.
b. because the boarding and lodging charges
c. were exorbitant.
d. No error.

10. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech. “His father ordered him to go to his room and study”
a. His father said. “Go to your room and study.”
b. His father said to him, “Go and study in your room.”
c. His father shouted, “Go right now to your study room”.
d. His father said firmly, “Go and study in your room.”

11. Find the subject of the sentence. “The boat sank in the river”
a. The boat
b. Sank
c. In
d. The river

12. Identify the feminine gender noun from the given sentence.
a. All the girls were dolled up for the party.
b. All the students were ready for the party.
c. All the boys were ready for their performance.
d. All the people listened carefully.

13. Find the correctly spelt word.
a. Reannaisance
b. Renaissance
c. Rennaissance
d. Renaisance

14. She lived __________ the expectations
a. As per
b. Upto
c. On
d. At

15. The Himalayas are located ________ the northern frontier of India.
a. Along
b. Aside
c. In
d. Above

16. The boy was frightened by the _________ of elephants that came running towards him.
a. Herd
b. Group
c. Number
d. Bunch

17. In the sentence given below, replace the underlined phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. “The woman to who I sold my house was a criminal”.
a. to whom I selled
b. to whom I sell
c. to whom I sold
d. no correction required.

18. After the heavy rains, the river overflowed its ……….. and flooded the nearby villages.
a. Surface
b. Edges
c. Corners
d. Banks

19. Alice dances very well and ……………… does Maria.
a. Too
b. So
c. Even
d. Also

Question Booklet Instructions for HPCET

Read The Following Instructions Carefully :
1. Do not open the seal of the question booklet until you are asked to do so by the invigilator.
2. OMR answer-sheet will be supplied by the Centre Superintendent for answering the questions.
3. Use blue/black ink ball pen only to darken the appropriate circle/oval in the OMR answer- sheet. No sophisticated pens are allowed.
4. Darken one circle/oval deeply for each question in the OMR answer-sheet, as faintly darkened circle might be rejected by the scanner.
5. This question booklet contains 24 pages including blank pages for rough work. After you are permitted to open the seal, please check all pages and report discrepancies, if any, to the invigilator on duty.
6. There are a total of 100 questions carrying 400 marks. All these questions are of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question has only one correct answer.
7. Question 1 to 25 pertain to Verbal Ability, questions 26 to 50 pertain to Quantitative Ability. questions 51 to 75 belong to Data Interpretation and Reasoning, questions 76 to 100 pertain to Computer Awareness and each question carries 4 marks.
8. Rough work can be done on the question paper itself. Blank pages are provided at the end of the question booklet for rough work.
9. Do not fold the OMR answer-sheet and do not put any mark on it to avoid rejection by the scanner.
10. Write roll number carefully on the OMR answer-sheet and darken the appropriate circle/oval properly.
11. Before opening the question booklet, fill-up the required information with blue/black ball pen correctly both in the question booklet and the OMR answer-sheet.
12. Mobile phones/electronic devices etc. are not allowed inside the examination hall.
13. The question booklet may be retained by the candidate after the entrance test is over.
14. Four (+4) marks shall be awarded for each correct answer and one (–1) mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer. Un-answered/ un-marked question will be given no mark (0).
15. Before the start of the examination, write your name and registration number in the space provided below using a blue/black Ink ball point pen.

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