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ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET) 2009 Question Paper 
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                  Total Marks: 150 
                        SECTION 1 – ENGLISH AND READING COMPREHENSION 
Directions: Choose the most appropriate word: 
1. He is _____ of spelling reforms. 
(a) a protagonist 
(b) an advocate 
(c) an envoy 
(d) a champion 
2. Negotiable : cheque :: 
(a) Frozen: Asset 
(b) Inventory: Merchandise 
(c) Bank: Money 
(d) Trade: Tariff 
3. Hedger : Shrubbery :: ? : Stick 
(a) Snuffer 
(b) Cougher 
(c) Whittler 
(d) Stickler. 
4. Honour : Governor :: ? : Duke 
(a) Excellency 
(b) Majesty 
(c) Highness 
(d) Grace. 
 
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ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET) 2009 Question Paper 
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                  Total Marks: 150 
                        SECTION 1 – ENGLISH AND READING COMPREHENSION 
Directions: Choose the most appropriate word: 
1. He is _____ of spelling reforms. 
(a) a protagonist 
(b) an advocate 
(c) an envoy 
(d) a champion 
2. Negotiable : cheque :: 
(a) Frozen: Asset 
(b) Inventory: Merchandise 
(c) Bank: Money 
(d) Trade: Tariff 
3. Hedger : Shrubbery :: ? : Stick 
(a) Snuffer 
(b) Cougher 
(c) Whittler 
(d) Stickler. 
4. Honour : Governor :: ? : Duke 
(a) Excellency 
(b) Majesty 
(c) Highness 
(d) Grace. 
 
 
Directions: The sentences in the middle of a passage have been removed. You are provided with the 
beginning and the end of the passage and the other sentences in a jumbled order. You are to choose the 
correct order that will make the passage complete and coherent. 
 
5. I. When Mrs. Bates came down, the room was strangely empty, with a tension of expectancy. 
P. Meantime her anger was turned pale with fear. 
Q. She took up her sewing and stitched for some time without raising her head. 
R. She rushed to the stair door and opened it, listening. 
S: The clock struck eight and she rose suddenly, dropping her sewing on the chair. 
6. Then she went out, locking the door behind her. 
(a) SQPR 
(b) QPSR 
(c) SRQP 
(d) PRSQ. 
6. 1. Above all, 
P. in the present age of light reading 
Q: it is well if something heavier is cast now and then 
R: of reading hastily and thoughtlessly 
S: that is, 
6. into the midst of the reading public. 
(a) PQRS 
(b) PSRQ 
(c) PRQS 
(d) QSRP 
 
 
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ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET) 2009 Question Paper 
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                  Total Marks: 150 
                        SECTION 1 – ENGLISH AND READING COMPREHENSION 
Directions: Choose the most appropriate word: 
1. He is _____ of spelling reforms. 
(a) a protagonist 
(b) an advocate 
(c) an envoy 
(d) a champion 
2. Negotiable : cheque :: 
(a) Frozen: Asset 
(b) Inventory: Merchandise 
(c) Bank: Money 
(d) Trade: Tariff 
3. Hedger : Shrubbery :: ? : Stick 
(a) Snuffer 
(b) Cougher 
(c) Whittler 
(d) Stickler. 
4. Honour : Governor :: ? : Duke 
(a) Excellency 
(b) Majesty 
(c) Highness 
(d) Grace. 
 
 
Directions: The sentences in the middle of a passage have been removed. You are provided with the 
beginning and the end of the passage and the other sentences in a jumbled order. You are to choose the 
correct order that will make the passage complete and coherent. 
 
5. I. When Mrs. Bates came down, the room was strangely empty, with a tension of expectancy. 
P. Meantime her anger was turned pale with fear. 
Q. She took up her sewing and stitched for some time without raising her head. 
R. She rushed to the stair door and opened it, listening. 
S: The clock struck eight and she rose suddenly, dropping her sewing on the chair. 
6. Then she went out, locking the door behind her. 
(a) SQPR 
(b) QPSR 
(c) SRQP 
(d) PRSQ. 
6. 1. Above all, 
P. in the present age of light reading 
Q: it is well if something heavier is cast now and then 
R: of reading hastily and thoughtlessly 
S: that is, 
6. into the midst of the reading public. 
(a) PQRS 
(b) PSRQ 
(c) PRQS 
(d) QSRP 
 
 
 
Directions: In the following questions, choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning 
to the Bold word and mark it in the Answer Sheet. 
7. Ductile 
(a) virtuous 
(b) grotesque 
(c) contentious 
(d) stubborn. 
8. The Prime Minister’s radio broadcast galvanised the people’s spirit. 
(a) destructed 
(b) frightened 
(c) distracted 
(d) dampened 
Directions: In the following questions, choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning to 
the Bold word and mark it in the Answer Sheet. 
9. Obsequious 
(a) poor 
(b) cheerful 
(c) servile 
(d) sullen. 
10. Dialectic 
(a) argumentative 
(b) instructive 
(c) constructive 
(d) destructive. 
 
 
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ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET) 2009 Question Paper 
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                  Total Marks: 150 
                        SECTION 1 – ENGLISH AND READING COMPREHENSION 
Directions: Choose the most appropriate word: 
1. He is _____ of spelling reforms. 
(a) a protagonist 
(b) an advocate 
(c) an envoy 
(d) a champion 
2. Negotiable : cheque :: 
(a) Frozen: Asset 
(b) Inventory: Merchandise 
(c) Bank: Money 
(d) Trade: Tariff 
3. Hedger : Shrubbery :: ? : Stick 
(a) Snuffer 
(b) Cougher 
(c) Whittler 
(d) Stickler. 
4. Honour : Governor :: ? : Duke 
(a) Excellency 
(b) Majesty 
(c) Highness 
(d) Grace. 
 
 
Directions: The sentences in the middle of a passage have been removed. You are provided with the 
beginning and the end of the passage and the other sentences in a jumbled order. You are to choose the 
correct order that will make the passage complete and coherent. 
 
5. I. When Mrs. Bates came down, the room was strangely empty, with a tension of expectancy. 
P. Meantime her anger was turned pale with fear. 
Q. She took up her sewing and stitched for some time without raising her head. 
R. She rushed to the stair door and opened it, listening. 
S: The clock struck eight and she rose suddenly, dropping her sewing on the chair. 
6. Then she went out, locking the door behind her. 
(a) SQPR 
(b) QPSR 
(c) SRQP 
(d) PRSQ. 
6. 1. Above all, 
P. in the present age of light reading 
Q: it is well if something heavier is cast now and then 
R: of reading hastily and thoughtlessly 
S: that is, 
6. into the midst of the reading public. 
(a) PQRS 
(b) PSRQ 
(c) PRQS 
(d) QSRP 
 
 
 
Directions: In the following questions, choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning 
to the Bold word and mark it in the Answer Sheet. 
7. Ductile 
(a) virtuous 
(b) grotesque 
(c) contentious 
(d) stubborn. 
8. The Prime Minister’s radio broadcast galvanised the people’s spirit. 
(a) destructed 
(b) frightened 
(c) distracted 
(d) dampened 
Directions: In the following questions, choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning to 
the Bold word and mark it in the Answer Sheet. 
9. Obsequious 
(a) poor 
(b) cheerful 
(c) servile 
(d) sullen. 
10. Dialectic 
(a) argumentative 
(b) instructive 
(c) constructive 
(d) destructive. 
 
 
 
Directions: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out 
which part of the sentence has an error. 
11. He not only denied/(a) having borrowed money from me,/(b) but also having ever met me./(c) 
No error/(d). 
12. The running party stood /(a) for implementation of the Bill/(b) and was ready to stake their 
political existence./(c) No error/(d). 
13. If I were he,/(a) I should not/b) accept the post./(c) No error/(d). 
Directions: In this question a paragraph with many numbered blank spaces is given. In case of all the 
spaces, some phrases for filling up, are suggested. The candidate is to pick up the correct response. 
 
________ 14 ________ evening we decided to _______ 15 _______ camp as the weather was not 
encouraging. The wind was high and ______ 16 ______ storm clouds _______ 17 _______ a wild wet 
night. Moreover we _______ 18 _______ at a spot which looked ________ 19 ________ for a camp. A 
level ________ 20 ________ in the lee of a high hill _______ 21 ________ some shelter from the 
wind; fresh water was near ________ 22 ________ in a storm which flowed across the plain; a ________ 
23 ________ of trees provided adequate supplies of fuel; and the dry grass which ________ 24 
________ on the hill side would enhance the comfort of our beds. Each member of the party ________ 
25 ________ a task. Some erected the tents; others prepared a scanty meal; yet others ________ 26 
________ to the needs of the ponies, now exhausted after a very strenuous day. As the angry sun sank, 
the bustle of activity was hushed into silence and each man _______ 27 ______ down to sleep. 
14. (a) At the 
(b) After the 
(c) In the 
(d) Before. 
15. (a)dig 
(b) fixed 
(c) plant 
(d) pitch. 
 
16. (a)collecting 
(b) gathering 
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ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET) 2009 Question Paper 
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                                  Total Marks: 150 
                        SECTION 1 – ENGLISH AND READING COMPREHENSION 
Directions: Choose the most appropriate word: 
1. He is _____ of spelling reforms. 
(a) a protagonist 
(b) an advocate 
(c) an envoy 
(d) a champion 
2. Negotiable : cheque :: 
(a) Frozen: Asset 
(b) Inventory: Merchandise 
(c) Bank: Money 
(d) Trade: Tariff 
3. Hedger : Shrubbery :: ? : Stick 
(a) Snuffer 
(b) Cougher 
(c) Whittler 
(d) Stickler. 
4. Honour : Governor :: ? : Duke 
(a) Excellency 
(b) Majesty 
(c) Highness 
(d) Grace. 
 
 
Directions: The sentences in the middle of a passage have been removed. You are provided with the 
beginning and the end of the passage and the other sentences in a jumbled order. You are to choose the 
correct order that will make the passage complete and coherent. 
 
5. I. When Mrs. Bates came down, the room was strangely empty, with a tension of expectancy. 
P. Meantime her anger was turned pale with fear. 
Q. She took up her sewing and stitched for some time without raising her head. 
R. She rushed to the stair door and opened it, listening. 
S: The clock struck eight and she rose suddenly, dropping her sewing on the chair. 
6. Then she went out, locking the door behind her. 
(a) SQPR 
(b) QPSR 
(c) SRQP 
(d) PRSQ. 
6. 1. Above all, 
P. in the present age of light reading 
Q: it is well if something heavier is cast now and then 
R: of reading hastily and thoughtlessly 
S: that is, 
6. into the midst of the reading public. 
(a) PQRS 
(b) PSRQ 
(c) PRQS 
(d) QSRP 
 
 
 
Directions: In the following questions, choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning 
to the Bold word and mark it in the Answer Sheet. 
7. Ductile 
(a) virtuous 
(b) grotesque 
(c) contentious 
(d) stubborn. 
8. The Prime Minister’s radio broadcast galvanised the people’s spirit. 
(a) destructed 
(b) frightened 
(c) distracted 
(d) dampened 
Directions: In the following questions, choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning to 
the Bold word and mark it in the Answer Sheet. 
9. Obsequious 
(a) poor 
(b) cheerful 
(c) servile 
(d) sullen. 
10. Dialectic 
(a) argumentative 
(b) instructive 
(c) constructive 
(d) destructive. 
 
 
 
Directions: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out 
which part of the sentence has an error. 
11. He not only denied/(a) having borrowed money from me,/(b) but also having ever met me./(c) 
No error/(d). 
12. The running party stood /(a) for implementation of the Bill/(b) and was ready to stake their 
political existence./(c) No error/(d). 
13. If I were he,/(a) I should not/b) accept the post./(c) No error/(d). 
Directions: In this question a paragraph with many numbered blank spaces is given. In case of all the 
spaces, some phrases for filling up, are suggested. The candidate is to pick up the correct response. 
 
________ 14 ________ evening we decided to _______ 15 _______ camp as the weather was not 
encouraging. The wind was high and ______ 16 ______ storm clouds _______ 17 _______ a wild wet 
night. Moreover we _______ 18 _______ at a spot which looked ________ 19 ________ for a camp. A 
level ________ 20 ________ in the lee of a high hill _______ 21 ________ some shelter from the 
wind; fresh water was near ________ 22 ________ in a storm which flowed across the plain; a ________ 
23 ________ of trees provided adequate supplies of fuel; and the dry grass which ________ 24 
________ on the hill side would enhance the comfort of our beds. Each member of the party ________ 
25 ________ a task. Some erected the tents; others prepared a scanty meal; yet others ________ 26 
________ to the needs of the ponies, now exhausted after a very strenuous day. As the angry sun sank, 
the bustle of activity was hushed into silence and each man _______ 27 ______ down to sleep. 
14. (a) At the 
(b) After the 
(c) In the 
(d) Before. 
15. (a)dig 
(b) fixed 
(c) plant 
(d) pitch. 
 
16. (a)collecting 
(b) gathering 
 
(c) accumulating 
(d) moving. 
17. (a)preceded 
(b) proceeded 
(c) predicted 
(d) proved. 
18. (a)arrived 
(b) have arrived 
(c) would arrive 
(d) had arrived. 
19. (a) promise 
(b) promiseful 
(c) promising 
(d) prosperous. 
20. (a)expense 
(b) land 
(c) expanse 
(d) piece of land. 
21. (a)gave 
(b) afforded 
(c) supplied 
(d) cast. 
22. (a)in hand 
(b) on hand 
(c) at hand 
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