ACIO Grade II Executive 18th Feb 2021

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ACIO Grade II Executive 18th

Feb 2021 (English paper)

( 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM )

 

 

 

The sentence below has been divided into three parts. Select the part of the sentence that has an error.
If the sentence has no error, select the option ‘No Error’.
Options
1. in there opinion in the matters of taking
2. necessary measures to contain the spread of the virus.
3. No error
4. The assembly was clearly divided

Ans –1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
“Might and main”
Options
1. With all enthusiasm
2. To keep quiet, To say nothing
3. Approximately, almost, somewhat, to a certain degree
4. Nonsense or meaningless speech

Ans —. 1

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
I knew that Aparna was speaking the truth and decided to stand besides her during the
trial.
Options
1. I knew
2. stand besides her
3. was speaking
4. decided to

Ans — 2

Select the word segment that substitutes (replaces) the bracketed word segment correctly and completes the sentence meaningfully. Select the option ‘no correction required’ if the sentence is correct as given.
(Everyone carefully and methodically were trying to) solve the problem given by the boot camp instructor.

Options

1. Everyone were carefully and methodically trying to
2. No correction required
3. Everyone was carefully and methodically trying to
4. Everyone had carefully and methodically trying to

Ans 3

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Aggressive
Options
1. Distinct
2. Atmospheric
3. Vaporous
4. Hostile

Ans 4

Select the word segment that substitutes (replaces) the bracketed word segment
correctly and completes the sentence meaningfully. Select the option ‘no correction
required’ if the sentence is correct as given.
This newly arisen (evidence could have proved) to be the final nail in the coffin for the
accused.
Options
1. No correction required
2. evidence has proof
3. evidence could have been proved
4. evidence could prove

Ans –. 4

Select the most appropriate ‘one word ‘ for the expression given below.
A powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river.
Options
1. Maelstrom
2. Vasiform
3. Iodoform
4. Cruciform

Ans 1

Given below are four sentences which are jumbled. Pick the option that gives their
correct order.
A. The truth of the matter is that everyone is so unique that all comparison is utterly wrong – so it is best to be your own self.
B. It’s not your fault because you have been brought up and educated in such a way that you are constantly comparing yourself with others.
C. For example, someone or other is taller than you, more beautiful, more intelligent or more virtuous and you are always in a state of inferiority and suffering.
D. These days many of you suffer from an inferiority complex in some way or other, for
the simple reason that you go on comparing.

Options

1. DBCA
2. ADBC
3. DABC
4. ABDC

Ans –. 1

Select the word which means the same as the group of given words.

A notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy.

Options

1. Amazement
2. Advertisement
3. Adjustment
4. Payment

Ans — 2

Some parts of a sentence have been jumbled up, and labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the option that gives the correct sequence in which these parts can be rearranged to form
a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.

For it was but a pool
P. of hopes and nothing more,
Q. his words did not
R. action and efforts
S. coincide with his
which were needed.

Options

1. RPQS
2. PSQR
3. PQSR
4. SQPR

Ans — 3

Some parts of a sentence have been jumbled up, and labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the
option that gives the correct sequence in which these parts can be rearranged to form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.

The Government reforms imposed by
P. series of major social, political, legal and
Q. the Great Reforms by historians, were a
R. governmental reforms in the
S. Tsar Alexander II of Russia, often called
Russian Empire carried out in the 1860s.
Options

1. SQPR
2. PSQR
3. SRQP
4. RSQP

Ans — 1

Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the word
with the correct spelling.
Options
1. Didiactic
2. Diadictic
3. Didaict
4. Didactic

Ans — 4

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
The museum is showcasing _________________ exhibit of the writer’s early works.
1. an extrospective
2. a retrospective
3. an erective
4. a perspective

Ans — 2

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
“Go down like a lead balloon”

Options

1. To gamble everything you have
2. To get away from, to escape
3. To be received badly by an audience
4. To be ready

Ans — 3

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
The man was charged with __________ after murdering the king.
Options
1. genocide
2. homicide
3. matricide
4. regicide

Ans –4

Out of all the alternatives given, select the word which closely fits the given
idiom/phrase.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
Options
1. Don’t count on something good happening until it’s happened.
2. To describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem.
3. Good things come after bad things.
4. Do something without having planned beforehand.

Ans –1

The sentence below has been divided into three parts. Select the part of the sentence
that has an error. If the sentence has no error, select the option ‘No Error’.

Options

1. finish, the home team finally came
2. In what turned out to be thrilling
3. No error
4. out on top and won the game.

Ans — 2

Select the word that is opposite in meaning (ANTONYM) to the word given below.
Ameliorate

Options

1. Startle
2. Retrieve
3. Relieve
4. Worsen

Ans 4

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
In case no substitution is needed, select ‘No substitution required’.

I would wait for you at the Metro station had I known that you would surely come.

Options

1. would have waited
2. shall wait
3. will be waiting
4. No substitution required

Ans — 1

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.

A _________ tree losses its leaves in autumn and grows new ones in spring.

Options

1. residuous
2. dividuous
3. deciduous
4. assiduous

Ans — 3

 

ACIO Grade II Executive 18th

Feb 2021 (English paper)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
If I was in his shoes, I would not have hesitated to take up the offer.

Options

1. If I was
2. to take up the offer
3. in his shoes
4. would not have hesitated

Ans –. 1

Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the word with the correct spelling.

Options

1. Fillacious
2. Fillicious
3. Fallacious
4. Fallicious

Ans —-. 3

Some parts of a sentence have been jumbled up, and labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the option that gives the correct sequence in which these parts can be rearranged to form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.
The dualism characteristic of medieval serfdom,
P. may be traced all through
Q. its formation out of debased
R. freedom and rising servitude,
S. the history of the
middle ages.

Options

1. QRPS
2. PSQR
3. QSPR
4. RPQS

Ans — 1

Select the most appropriate ‘one word ‘ for the expression given below.
Self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental.

Options

1. Myelin
2. Maudlin
3. Cisplatin
4. Codlin

Ans — 2

The sentence below has been divided into three parts. Select the part of the sentence
that has an error. If the sentence has no error, select the option ‘No Error’.

Options

1. of popular chess streams, every
2. No error
3. I like to tune into the live sessions
4. once in a while.

Ans — 3

Select the word that is closest in meaning (SYNONYM) to the word given below.
Vandalize

Options

1. Commemorate
2. Venerate
3. Acertain
4. Desecrate

Ans — 4

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
Prior to this assignment, he work as an officer in the accounts department.

Options

1. in the accounts department
2. Prior to this assignment
3. as an officer
4. he work

Ans —-. 4

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given
sentence. In case no substitution is needed, select ‘No substitution required’.
I requested the audience to refrain from speaking during the show.

Options

1. to restrain to
2. to restrict them for
3. No substitution required
4. to remain away from

Ans — 3

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given
sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No improvement’.
If you want to grow, you must apply in whatever you do.

Options

1. should applied in
2. ought to apply yourselves in
3. No improvement
4. must apply yourself to

Ans — 4

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
While it is undeniable that I have enjoyed living as ______________ in the States, I
would like to return home now.

Options

1. a repatriate
2. a depatriate
3. an expatriate
4. a patriate

Ans – 3

Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

Dilatory

Options
1. Idle
2. Postponing
3. Unhurried
4. Prompt

Ans – 4

2 Select the most appropriate ‘one word ‘ for the expressions given below.
Done, occurring, or active at night.

Options

1. Diuturnal
2. Cothurn
3. Nocturnal
4. Adjournal

Ans —. 3

In the following question, some parts of the sentence may have errors. Select the
option that has the error. If the sentence has no error then select ‘No Error’.
After a stay of several years abroad he has returned back to Delhi.

Options
1. No error
2. he has returned back
3. to Delhi.
4. After a stay of several years abroad

Ans — 2

Given below are four parts of a sentence which are jumbled. Pick the option that gives
their correct order to make a grammatically correct, meaningful sentence.
A. that they got from the grapevine
B. the employees of the MNC were on tenterhooks all day
C. and their nervousness could be seen on their faces
D. having heard rumours of mass transfers

Options

1. BDCA
2. DABC
3. DBAC
4. BCDA

Ans — 2

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
PERISH

Options

1. Toil
2. Die
3. Vacuum
4. Despair

Ans —. 2

The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of four options given,
select the most logical order of the sentences which forms a coherent paragraph.
We know that dogs are a human’s best friend.

P. They love us and we love them.
Q. Although wolves are wild and dogs are tame, they’re still a lot alike.
R. Many scientists think they came from wolves 15,000 years ago.
S. Both wag their tails when happy and put their tails between their legs when scared.
These similarities today depict the relationship which they built with humans over 15,000 years ago.

Options

1. PRQS
2. PQRS
3. PRSQ
4. PSQR

Ans – 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
“Haste makes waste”

Options

1. Should, ought to, be advisable to
2. Intelligent people think like each other
3. Angry and overcome by emotions
4. Doing things quickly result in a poor ending

Ans — 4

Select the word that is opposite in meaning (ANTONYM) to the word given below.

Avert

Options
1. Compensate
2. Thwart
3. Elude
4. Assist

Ans — 4

Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the word with the correct spelling.

Options

1. Exacerbate
2. Exacarbete
3. Execerbate
4. Exacarbate

Ans — 1

In the following question, some parts of the sentence may have errors. Select the option that has the error. If the sentence has no error then select ‘No Error’.
The number of people on the planet still poses to a significant challenge for the countries struggling to provide a basic standard of living for everyone.

Options

1. The number of people on the planet
2. No Error
3. struggling to provide a basic standard of living for everyone.
4. still poses to a significant challenge for the countries

Ans — 4

 

 

ACIO Grade II Executive 18th

Feb 2021 (English paper)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

 

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
I knew that something was amissed in the plan submitted by the supplier.
Options
1. in the plan
2. something was amissed
3. submitted by the supplier
4. I knew that

Ans — 2

Some parts of a sentence have been jumbled up, and labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the
option that gives the correct sequence in which these parts can be rearranged to form
a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.
Regardless of the highly unstable
P. mutual funds are still considered
Q. nature of high risk and rewards,
R. as a viable investment opportunity
S. to make substantial gains
in short term.
Options
1. QSRP
2. QSPR
3. QRPS
4. QPRS

Ans — 4

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate option.
I would have waited for you ______ you were coming.
Options
1. if I would have known
2. because I was knowing
3. had I known
4. when it was known

Ans –3

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The police ________ mute spectators to the entire incident which took place right
outside the KEM hospital.
Options
1. is
2. was
3. are
4. were

Ans — 4

Select the word that is opposite in meaning (ANTONYM) to the word given below.
Apathetic
Options
1. Passive
2. Impassive
3. Unmoved
4. Eager

Ans — 4

Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the word
with the correct spelling.
1. Magnanimous
2. Magananimous
3. Magnanamos
4. Magnanamous

Ans — 1

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
In the wake of the recent cross-border tensions, forces have been ________ at strategic locations for immediate action, if required.
1. deployed
2. deported
3. departed
4. deposited

Ans — 1

Select the most appropriate ‘one word’ for the expression given below.
Harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
1. Unanxious
2. Noxious
3. Palpable
4. Innoxious

Ans — 2

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No improvement’.
In journals, writers records his experiences and reflect on their value or importance.
1. recording their experience
2. record their experiences
3. No improvement
4. recorded his experience

Ans — 2

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Accumulate
1. Dissemble
2. Gather
3. Scatter
4. Distribute

Ans — 2

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
“Hit the nail on the head”
1. Raise controversy
2. Do something exactly right or say something exactly right
3. When you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have
4. To have a dispute with someone

Ans –. 2

Choose the most appropriate idiom to complete the sentence.
The contract manager was told that the quality of construction was poor and he
should ______ or face the consequences.
1. get his goat
2. get some shut – eye
3. get his nose out of joint
4. get his act together

Ans 4

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
“Idle hands are the devil’s tools”
1. Before the time necessary to do something
2. You are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do
3. Uncomfortable or worried in a situation
4. When one thing goes wrong, then another, and another

Ans — 2

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
The government of India has allowed field trials of two new varieties of indigenous
develop GM brinjals in eight states of the country.
1. of the country.
2. has allowed field trials
3. of indigenous develop
4. two new varieties

Ans— 3

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
His main argument was not to be consulted before the decision was taken by the
committee.
Ans 1. before the decision
2. His main argument
3. was taken by the committee
4. was not to be consulted

Ans — 4

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
There were some team members who do not agreed to the coach’s suggestions about
changing their strategy.
1. to the coach’s suggestions
2. about changing their strategy.
3. who do not agreed
4. There were some team members

Ans — 3

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Gradient
1. Manifest
2. Learn
3. Ramp
4. Flag

Ans 3

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate option.
The national debt ______ at an alarming rate thereby causing concern among
economists.
1. has to be growing
2. had been grown
3. has been growing
4. is grown

Ans — 3

Select the word that is opposite in meaning (ANTONYM) to the word given below.
Clandestine
1. Overt
2. Futile
3. Covert
4. Furtive

Ans— 1

 

The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of four options given,
select the most logical order of the sentences which forms a coherent paragraph.
Joseph Stalin was born Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in the village of Gori, in the
Russian province of Georgia, on Dec. 21, 1879.
P. It was she who directed his education, first in the local Gori Church School and
then, thanks to a scholarship, at the Tiflis Theological Seminary.
Q. There, she hoped, he would train to become a priest.
R. Thus Joseph’s mother,Yekaterina, made the more profound impact on his life
S. His father was a shoemaker with a penchant for drunkenness, who left Gori when Stalin was young to seek employment in the city of Tiflis.
Instead, the young Stalin became a devoted advocate for Marxist revolution.
1. SPQR
2. SRQP
3. SQRP
4. SRPQ

Ans — 4