ACIO Grade II Executive 20th Feb 2021

ACIO Grade II Executive 20th Feb 2021

IB ACIO 2020 Question Papers

ACIO Grade II Executive 20th Feb 2021

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

Q.1 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 soldiers were
P. lines and with little to no artillery; the battle seemed
Q. battle with the enemy
R. engaged in an uphill
S. forces, behind the enemy
lost but the soldiers didn’t lose their morale at all.

Options

1. RSPQ
2. RQSP
3. RPSQ
4. RQPS

Ans — 2

Q.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.
Neither did he give his term paper, (or his assignments).

Options

1. nor his assignments
2. or did he submit his assignments.
3. nor did he submit his assignments
4. No correction required

Ans —- 3

Q.3 A sentence has been given with a blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Choose
the correct alternative.
The three brothers decided to distribute the chocolates ______ themselves.

Options

1. above
2. between
3. across
4. among

Ans —- 4

Q.4 Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
The Bill increases the penalty to ____________ between three and six months, or fine
of up to Rs 10,000, or both.

Options

1. imprisonment
2. discharge
3. banishment
4. liberation

Ans — 1

Q.5 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 advice that only you
P: so prevalent perhaps because it offers
Q: with the illusion of control in a situation
R: can give yourself closure is
S: the person who has been broken up
where realistically none exists.

Options

1. PSRQ
2. PSQR
3. RPQS
4. RPSQ

Ans — 4

Q.6 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 waiting for their turn for the interview (were in formals except Tanmay and
me).

Options

1. No correction required
2. was in formals except Tanmay and me.
3. were in formals except Tanmay and I.
4. was in formals except Tanmay and I.

Ans — 2

Q.7 Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the
correctly spelt word.

Options

1. Adequete
2. Adaquate
3. Adaquete
4. Adequate

Ans — 4

Q.8 Select the most appropriate ‘one word ‘ for the expressions given below.
Having an ample quantity of something.

Options

1. Dearth
2. Comfort
3. Scarcity
4. Abundance

Ans — 4

Q.9 The sentence below has four parts (A, B, C, and D). One part has a grammatical error.
Identify the part.
Insulin secretes (A)/ in response to (B)/ rising levels of glucose (C)/ in the blood. (D)

Options

1. in the blood
2. Insulin secretes
3. rising levels of glucose
4. in response to

Ans — 2

Q.10 Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the
correctly spelt word.

Options

1. Kaleidiscope
2. Kalidiscope
3. Kaliedoscope
4. Kaleidoscope

Ans — .4

Q.11 Select the word that is closest in meaning (SYNONYM) to the word given below
Antipathy

Options

1. Affinity
2. Rapport
3. Antagonism
4. Relish

Ans — 3

Q.12 Select the word that is closest in meaning (SYNONYM) to the word given below
Obliterate

Options

1. Establish
2. Epistle
3. Extirpate
4. Hansom

Ans — 3

Q.13 Select the word that is opposite in meaning (ANTONYM) to the word given below
Impregnable

Options

1. Stout
2. Inviolable
3. Unassailable
4. Vulnerable

Ans — 4

Q.14 The sentence below has four parts (A, B, C, and D). One part has a grammatical error.
Identify the part.
He has been spending (A)/ a lifetime (B)/ imbibing (C)/ his local club’s history. (D)

Options

1. a lifetime
2. He has been spending
3. his local club’s history
4. imbibing

Ans — 2

Q.15 In the following question, there are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The
positions of S1 and S6 are fixed. You are required to choose one of the four
alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentence in the passage.
S1. You live either in a village or a town of India.
P: Many villages and towns form a tehsil or a taluka.
Q: There are also some areas in our country called Union Territories.
R: Many tehsils of talukas form a district and many districts form a State.
S: These, together with all the states of our country make India.
S6. India is our motherland.

Options

1. PQRS
2. PRQS
3. QPRS
4. RPQS

Ans — 2

Q.16 In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
In a nutshell

Options

1. To write angrily
2. To be very brief
3. In a hurry
4. In a complex situation

Ans — 2

Q.17 Find the part of the given sentence that has an error in it. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’.

I want all the (1)/ workers to join (2)/ the immediately meeting. (3)/ No error (4)

Options

1. I want all the
2. No error
3. workers to join
4. the immediately meeting.

Ans — 4

Q.18 Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
We can only __________ to a few of the measures which received his efficient support

Options

1. prelude
2. prude
3. exude
4. allude

Ans — 4
Q.19 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom
High and mighty.

Options

1. Very quick
2. Arrogant
3. Good news
4. Good Luck

Ans — 2

Q.20 Fill in the blank with appropriate word.
His performance was absolutely _________________ disaster!

Options

1. an unjust
2. an undermined
3. an unmitigated
4. a mitigated

Ans — 3

 

ACIO Grade II Executive 20th Feb 2021.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Q.1 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
CULMINATION

Options

1. Pinnacle
2. Nadir
3. Top
4. Acme

Ans — 2

Q.2 The sentence below has four parts (A, B, C, and D). One part has a grammatical error.
Identify the part.
Snow rafting is potentially (A)/ so dangerous that (B)/ any American resort will not (C)/
touch it with a bargepole. (D)

Options

1. any American resort will not
2. touch it with a bargepole.
3. so dangerous that
4. Snow rafting is potentially

Ans — 1

Q.3 Which of the following is correctly spelt?

Options

1. Commancement
2. Commencemant
3. Comencemment
4. Commencement

Ans — 4

Q.4 A sentence has been given with a blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Choose
the correct alternative.
The four most ______ categories for public investment are shown in this table.

Options

1. propitious
2. wary
3. intertwined
4. carved

Ans — 1

Q.5 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’.
Population growth is leveling off in most areas due to rising affluence and advances to
women’s education and family planning.

Options

1. women’s education and family planning.
2. due to rising affluence and advances to
3. No Error
4. Population growth is leveling off in most areas

Ans — 2

Q.6 Arrange the jumbled sentences to make a meaningful paragraph.
A. Yet there is also no reason to despair.
B. None of this is true today as we fight the coronavirus pandemic.
C. The global financial crisis in 2008-09 was a massive demand shock, but our workers
could still go to work, our firms were coming off years of strong growth, our financial
system was largely sound, and our government finances were healthy.
D. Economically speaking, India is faced today with perhaps its greatest emergency
since Independence.

Options

1. DCBA
2. DBCA
3. DABC
4. DCAB

Ans — 1

Q.7 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.
While I was inside
P. struggling with maths and
Q. chemistry, my father was constructing a
R. the classroom in Cambodia,
S. temporary scaffolding on
the campus grounds.

Options

1. RPQS
2. PRQS
3. RPSQ
4. RSQP

Ans — 1

Q.8 Choose the word that can substitute the given sentence.
A residence for nuns

Options

1. Convent
2. Arena
3. Monastery
4. Resort

Ans —- 1

Q.9 Select the incorrectly spelt word.

Options

1. Congratulations
2. Antecedent
3. Hibernation
4. Precautionery

Ans — 4

Q.10 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
Freedom of speech is one of a fundamental right of every citizen.

Options

1. of every citizen.
2. a fundamental right
3. is one of
4. Freedom of speech

Ans — 2

Q.11 Select the word which means the same as the group of given words.
Spoken or done without preparation.

Options

1. Uncontemporary
2. Contemporary
3. Extemporary
4. Temporary

Ans — 3

Q.12 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
While infection can
P. potentially cause severe disease
Q. and can kill, timely treatment
R. with commonly available antibiotics
S. should clear the infection

Options

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

Ans — 4

Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The National war memorial is _______ to our Armed Forces.

Options

1. honoured
2. dedicated
3. inscribed
4. consigned

Ans — 2

Q.14 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. If there is no improvement, then select ‘No
improvement’.
Hardly had he finished his meal (and it started) raining.

Options

1. when it started
2. and rain started
3. than it started
4. No improvement

Ans — 1

Q.15 Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Profligate

Options

1. Odious
2. Prodigal
3. Wasteful
4. Judicious

Ans — 4

Q.16 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
We’re finally at the end of the line with this project-now, we just have to hand it in and
pray for a good grade.

Options

1. A task that is finished
2. An incomplete work
3. The final step of something
4. In the middle of something

Ans — 3

Q.17 Which of the following is correctly spelt?

Options

1. Imperturbable
2. Impertarbable
3. Imperterbable
4. Imparturbable

Ans — 1

Q.18 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. If there is no improvement, then select ‘No
improvement’.
It is high time that civilians (awake to) the dangers surrounding them.

Options

1. No improvement
2. wake up to
3. awakens to
4. awakens on

Ans — 2

Q.19 Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.
The old man wished to donate his _________ wealth for the upliftment of the
downtrodden.

Options

1. immense
2. intense
3. elusive
4. eminent

Ans —. 1

  Q.20 Identify the segment of the sentence which contains a grammatical error.
Not a single boy in the unruly class raised their hands before answering the question.

Options

1. before answering the question.
2. raised their hands
3. in the unruly class
4. Not a single boy

Ans — 2

ACIO Grade II Executive 20th Feb 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Q.1 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.
A republic is a form of government (where country is considered a) “public matter”,
not the private concern or property of the rulers.

Options

1. in which the country is considered a
2. where the country is to be considered an
3. in which country is considering a
4. No Correction Required

Ans — 1

Q.2 Find the part of the given sentence that has an error in it. If there is no error, choose
‘No error’.
Any portion of the underground rhizome when broken of (1)/ is capable of producing a
new plant; hence the (2)/ difficulty of eradicating them when once established. (3)/ No
Error (4)

Options

1. difficulty of eradicating them when once established.
2. Any portion of the underground rhizome when broken of
3. No Error
4. is capable of producing a new plant; hence the

Ans —- 2

Q.3 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
Quit banging the drum for that candidate, he is simply not qualified for the job.

Options

1. To compel
2. To criticize
3. To voice one’s support
4. To be aggressive

Ans —- 3

Q.4 In the following question, some parts of the sentence may have errors. Find out which
part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free
from error, select ‘No Error’.
Neither the severe earthquake or the subsequent famine could demoralise the people
of the country.

Options

1. could demoralise the people of the country.
2. or the subsequent famine
3. No error
4. Neither the severe earthquake

Ans — 2

Q.5 The given sentences have been jumbled up. Arrange these sentences in a meaningful
order.
P. There were some mangoes lying beside him.
Q. She looked at the mangoes longingly.
R. Romi was growing fast and was nearly always hungry.
S. Just as he was about to eat one, Kamla came along.

Options

1. RSPQ
2. RPQS
3. PSQR
4. RPSQ

Ans — 4

Q.6 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.
Science progresses by
P. or by experimentation,
Q. collection of observations
R. whereas pseudo sciences do
S. not worry about
observation and experiments.

Options

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

Ans—- 4

Q.7 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.
The ability to read old Sanskrit scriptures (in today’s world seems like a lost art).

Options

1. No correction required
2. in today’s world seem like a lost art.
3. in today’s world seem like an lost art
4. in todays’ world seems like a lost art

Ans —. 1

Q.8 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’.
There are many health related benefits in becoming active and participating in local
sport and recreational activity.

Options

1. No improvement
2. becoming active and participating
3. become active and participate in
4. becomes active and participates

Ans — 1

Q.9 Choose the word that can substitute the given sentence.
The study of human races

Options

1. Ethology
2. Ethnology
3. Etymology
4. Entomology

Ans — 2

Q.10 Choose the word that can substitute the given sentence.
Not fit to eat

Options

1. Potable
2. Inevitable
3. Gourmet
4. Inedible

Ans — 4

Q.11 Find the part of the given sentence that has an error in it. If there is no error, choose
‘No error’.
She has being (1)/ trying to call (2)/ her mother since morning. (3)/ No error (4)

Options

1. her mother since morning.
2. She has being
3. No error
4. trying to call

Ans —2

Q.12 The following four parts need to be reordered to form a coherent and grammatical
sentence. Indicate the correct order.
a. the illusion that
b. the original painting still hangs
c. the world is still under
d. in the Winter Palace

Options

1. ACDB
2. CABD
3. ABCD
4. BACD

Ans — 2

Q.13 Which of the following is incorrectly spelt?

Options

1. Sanitaire
2. Dissimilarity
3. Contrast
4. Contianment

Ans — 4

Q.14 Select the word that is opposite in meaning (ANTONYM) to the word given below
Apprise

Options

1. Enlighten
2. Acquaint
3. Inform
4. Deceive

Ans — 4

Q.15 A sentence has been given with a blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Choose
the correct alternative.
The Egyptian mongoose is mainly ______, although it sometimes hunts during the day.

Options

1. avarice
2. nocturnal
3. substantial
4. pliant.

Ans — 2

Q.16 Out of all the alternatives given, select the word which closely fits the given
idiom/phrase.
A blessing in disguise

Options

1. to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem.
2. a misfortune that eventually results in something good happening later on.
3. not feeling good.
4. to not judge someone or something based solely on appearance.

Ans —- 2

Q.17 Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Ludicrous

Options

1. Jovial
2. Whimsical
3. Profuse
4. Humorless

Ans — 4

Q.18 A sentence has been given with a blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Choose
the correct alternative.
Either he or I ______ leading the team tomorrow.

Options

1. is
2. are
3. were
4. am

Ans —- 4

Q.19 In the given question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt.
Choose the correctly spelt word.

Options

1. Gorgeous
2. Gorgious
3. Gorgeuos
4. Gorgeius

Ans —- 1

Q.20 The sentence below has four parts (A, B, C, and D). One part has a grammatical error.
Identify the part.
Modern political praxis (A)/ is thoroughly now (B)/ permeated with C)/ a productivist
ethos. (D)

Options

1. is thoroughly now
2. a productivist ethos
3. permeated with
4. Modern political praxis

Ans — 1