Marketing and Computer : Solved Paper

Punjab National Bank Clerk (First Shift) Exam., 2011
(Held on 19-6-2011)
Marketing and Computer : Solved Paper
General English (Part-III)

Directions–In Question Nos. 51 to 55, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle (■) corresponding to the appropriate letter (A), (B), (C). If a sentence is free from errors, blacken the rectangle corresponding (D) in the Answer sheet.

51. Neither Ramesh nor Rajendra (A) / has done (B) / their work properly. (C) No Error. (D)
Ans : (C)

52. The two sisters shouted (A) / at one another (B) / in public. (C) No Error. (D)
Ans : (B)

53. With a good line and length, (A) / the spinners were able (B) / to peg the batsmen down. (C) No Error. (D)
Ans : (D)

54. Gita doesn't usually (A) / wear jewellery but yesterday (B) / she wore ring. (C) No Error. (D)
Ans : (C)

55. The college (A) / is running a computer course (B) / since 2007. (C) No Error. (D)
Ans : (B)

Directions–In Question Nos. 56 to 60, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the -appropriate rectangle (■) in the Answer Sheet.

56. That week the dollar dropped ……………its lowest levels.
(A) to
(B) at
(C) towards
(D) by
Ans : (A)

57. I just……………that Peter is in Australia.
(A) am hearing
(B) hearing
(C) have heard
(D) heard
Ans : (D)

58. To write regularly ……………is what she wants to do now.
(A) in pleasure
(B) for the pleasure
(C) with the pleasure
(D) for pleasure
Ans : (D)

59. This is a good……………for the, school.
(A) sight
(B) cite
(C) site
(D) spot
Ans : (C)

60. I ……………rather die than join the gang of terrorists.
(A) could
(B) should
(C) would
(D) can
Ans : (B)

Directions–In Question Nos. 61 to 65, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

61. diligent
(A) intelligent
(B) energetic
(C) modest
(D) industrious
Ans : (D)

62. familiar
(A) well-known
(B) familial
(C) relative
(D) common
Ans : (A)

63. dessert
(A) wasteland
(B) abandon
(C) sweet-dish
(D) broth
Ans : (C)

64. affiliate
(A) control
(B) associate
(C) copy
(D) discriminate
Ans : (B)

65. explicit
(A) clear
(B) obvious
(C) cautious
(D) exorbitant
Ans : (A)

Directions-In Question Nos. 66 to 70, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

66. innovate
(A) sell
(B) buy
(C) choose
(D) copy
Ans : (D)

67. anxious
(A) crafty
(B) light
(C) carefree
(D) careless
Ans : (D)

68. hazy
(A) plain
(B) light
(C) clear
(D) dull
Ans : (C)

69. thrifty
(A) clean
(B) loyal
(C) wasteful
(D) reverent
Ans : (C)

70. fantastic
(A) old
(B) ordinary
(C) classic
(D) rational
Ans : (B)

Directions–In Question Nos. 71 to 75, four alternatives are given for the bold printed idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase and blacken the appropriate rectangle (■) in the Answer Sheet.

71. All his schemes to murder the king ended in smoke.
(A) fructified gradually
(B) came to nothing
(C) were discarded
(D) were partially carried out
Ans : (B)

12. This fashion of long flowing skirts will run its course.
(A) continue for a long time
(B) become very popular
(C) develop and then come to its usual end
(D) end very soon
Ans : (C)

73. The A. T.S. set the bait to arrest the terrorists.
(A) laid the trap
(B) announced the reward
(C) set the record
(D) put the bet
Ans : (A)

74. I have decided to give it a shot.
(A) click a picture
(B) try something
(C) pose for a picture
(D) injure someone
Ans : (B)

75. He turned a blind eye to his son's pranks.
(A) pretended not to notice
(B) paid special attention to
(C) covered up for
(D) punished severely
Ans : (A)

Directions–ln Question Nos. 76 to 80, a part of the sentence is Bold. Below are given alternatives to the Bold part at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement it needed your answer is (D).

76. As he was a braveheart, Rakeshj decided to join the army.
(A) Though he was a braveheart
(B) Although he was a braveheart
(C) While he was a bravehealt
(D) No improvement
Ans : (D)

77. She hurt her back while she worked yesterday.
(A) worked out
(B) had worked
(C) was working
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)

78. Due to emergency conditions, the army was asked to stand up.
(A) stand out
(B) stand in
(C) stand by
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)

79. He kept us all in suspension regarding his future plans.
(A) suspending
(B) suspense
(C) suspicion
(D) No improvement
Ans : (B)

80. He returned the book after he read it.
(A) was read
(B) reading
(C) had read
(D) No improvement
Ans : (C)

Directions– In Question Nos. 81 to 85, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

81. Study of relations of organisms to one another and to their surroundings–
(A) Biology
(B) Ecology
(C) Psychology
(D) Physiology
Ans : (B)

82. Boundary of an area–
(A) Porch
(B) Periphery
(C) Balcony
(D) Verandah
Ans : (B)

83. A war of religions–
(A) Calligraphy
(B) Contraband
(C) Cavalry
(D) Crusade
Ans : (D)

84. The Government by the nobility–
(A) Bureaucracy
(B) Aristocracy
(C) Autocracy
(D) Oligarchy
Ans : (B)

85. To store and stock–
(A) Hail
(B) Hide
(C) Hoard
(D) Horde
Ans : (C)

Directions–In Question Nos. 86 to 90, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

86. (A) intern1itent
(B) intermittant
(C) intermittent
(D) intermitant
Ans : (C)

87. (A) acommodation
(B) accommodation
(C) accomodation
(D) accommodation
Ans : (B)

88. (A) sovereignty
{B) soveriegnty
(C) sovereignity
(D) soveriegnity
Ans : (A)

89. (A) greivance
(B) grievance
(C) griveance
(D) grieveance
Ans : (B)

90. (A) occassion
(B) occasion
(C) ocasion
(D) ocassion
Ans : (B)

Directions–In the following passage (Question Nos. 91 to 100), some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

Ants go in groups in search of food. To do this, ...(91)... a few worker ants, ...(92)... scouts, go out of their nests to forage. ..(93). Once an ...(94)... source of food is ...(95)... by a scout ant, it ...(96)... to the nest with a sample. While ...(97), it ejects a chemical and ...(98) invisible line from the ...(99)... of food to its nest. It then contacts other ants who also follow the. ..(100) ...procedure. More and more worker ants are brought in and the food is slowly taken back to the nest.

91. (A) primarily
(B) initially
(C) hastilly
(D) systematically
Ans : (B)

92. (A) called
(B) named
(C) identified
(D) depicted
Ans : (A)

43. (A) after
(B) by
(C) for
(D) upon
Ans : (C)

94. (A) unusual
(B) enriched
(C) excessive
(D) abundant
Ans : (D)

95. (A) found
(B) reached
(C) targeted
(D) recognised
Ans : (A)

96. (A) accesses
(B) returns
(C) goes
(D) climbs
Ans : (B)

97. (A) pulling
(B) crawling
(C) doing
(D) going
Ans : (C)

98. (A) draws
(B) files
(C) touches
(D) pushes
Ans : (A)

99. (A) place
(B) source
(C) house
(D) vessel
Ans : (B)

100. (A) same
(B) agreed
(C) matching
(D) parallel
Ans : (A)