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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION:
All questions are Multiple-Choice
In the following question select the word which is 
word. 
Q1. INDISCREET
a. reliable
b.  honest
c.  prudent 
d. stupid
Q2. SOLICITUDE
a. insouciance
b. ingenuity
c. propriety
d. austerity
Q3. In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning
It is preposterous on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
a. Wise
b. Imperative
c. Advisable
d. Most admirable
e. Very absurd
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space
Q4. The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
. . . the efforts made by him. 
a. About
b. From
c. With
d. Beside
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION: Sample Questions
Choice-Questions with only one option as the correct answer
In the following question select the word which is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase. One of the words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
Questions with only one option as the correct answer. 
OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate . 
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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION:
All questions are Multiple-Choice
In the following question select the word which is 
word. 
Q1. INDISCREET
a. reliable
b.  honest
c.  prudent 
d. stupid
Q2. SOLICITUDE
a. insouciance
b. ingenuity
c. propriety
d. austerity
Q3. In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning
It is preposterous on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
a. Wise
b. Imperative
c. Advisable
d. Most admirable
e. Very absurd
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space
Q4. The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
. . . the efforts made by him. 
a. About
b. From
c. With
d. Beside
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION: Sample Questions
Choice-Questions with only one option as the correct answer
In the following question select the word which is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase. One of the words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
Questions with only one option as the correct answer. 
OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate . 
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e. Over
Q5. Vinod took his meals after he 
a. Had completed his work
b. Had been completing his work
c. Was completing his work
d. Had been completed his work
e. Had got completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
word. 
Q6. Nonchalance
a. Neutrality
b. Indifference
c. All-knowing
d. Ignorance
e. Untimeliness
Q7. Conceal
a. Hide
b. Seal
c. Ceiling
d. Horrifying
Q8. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence
no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
organisation into a larger one. /(D) No error
a. (A)
b. (B)
c. (C )
d. (D)
Q9. In the question a part of the sentence is italicised
given which may improve the sentence
improvement is needed. Option 'D' is the answer
She gave most of her time to music
Vinod took his meals after he . . . . 
Had been completing his work
Had been completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer
(Ignore - the errors of punctuation,if any)
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
/(D) No error. 
In the question a part of the sentence is italicised. Alternatives to the italicised part is 
given which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no 
Option 'D' is the answer. 
most of her time to music. 
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, 
The letter of that part is the answer. If there is 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
ives to the italicised part is 
In case no 
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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION:
All questions are Multiple-Choice
In the following question select the word which is 
word. 
Q1. INDISCREET
a. reliable
b.  honest
c.  prudent 
d. stupid
Q2. SOLICITUDE
a. insouciance
b. ingenuity
c. propriety
d. austerity
Q3. In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning
It is preposterous on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
a. Wise
b. Imperative
c. Advisable
d. Most admirable
e. Very absurd
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space
Q4. The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
. . . the efforts made by him. 
a. About
b. From
c. With
d. Beside
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION: Sample Questions
Choice-Questions with only one option as the correct answer
In the following question select the word which is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase. One of the words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
Questions with only one option as the correct answer. 
OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate . 
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e. Over
Q5. Vinod took his meals after he 
a. Had completed his work
b. Had been completing his work
c. Was completing his work
d. Had been completed his work
e. Had got completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
word. 
Q6. Nonchalance
a. Neutrality
b. Indifference
c. All-knowing
d. Ignorance
e. Untimeliness
Q7. Conceal
a. Hide
b. Seal
c. Ceiling
d. Horrifying
Q8. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence
no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
organisation into a larger one. /(D) No error
a. (A)
b. (B)
c. (C )
d. (D)
Q9. In the question a part of the sentence is italicised
given which may improve the sentence
improvement is needed. Option 'D' is the answer
She gave most of her time to music
Vinod took his meals after he . . . . 
Had been completing his work
Had been completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer
(Ignore - the errors of punctuation,if any)
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
/(D) No error. 
In the question a part of the sentence is italicised. Alternatives to the italicised part is 
given which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no 
Option 'D' is the answer. 
most of her time to music. 
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, 
The letter of that part is the answer. If there is 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
ives to the italicised part is 
In case no 
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a. spent
b. lent
c. devoted 
d. No improvement
Q10. The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph
sentence is labelled with a number
the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph
1. He was so busy with them that he did not get time to eat
him and asked different types of questions
that night. 4. Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village
a. 2341
b. 3214
c. 4213
d. 4231
Answer the question based on the given passage
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
running smoothly. The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
organising, staffing, controlling, and problem
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances
Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people w
them to make it happen despite the obstacles
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
percent management. Yet for historical r
leadership. And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
time in human history, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
functioning. So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job
did. But, people were taught little about leadership
emphasised because it's easier to teach than leadership
main item on the twentieth-century agenda because that's what was needed
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
ever-growing enterprises. Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage em
Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
dominance which in turn produces much growth
organisation under control becomes the primary challenge
managerial competencies are nurtured
leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph
sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among 
the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. 
th them that he did not get time to eat. 2. Thousands of people came to 
him and asked different types of questions. 3. No one cared to see that he had his food or rest 
Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village. 
Answer the question based on the given passage
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
ising, staffing, controlling, and problem-solving. Leadership is a set of processes that 
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances
Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires 
them to make it happen despite the obstacles. This distinction is absolutely crucial for our 
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
Yet for historical reasons, many organisations today don't have much 
And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
istory, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job
But, people were taught little about leadership. To some degree, management was 
emphasised because it's easier to teach than leadership. But even more so, management was the 
century agenda because that's what was needed. For e
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage employees from learning how to lead
Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome. 
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
uces much growth. After a while keeping the ever
organisation under control becomes the primary challenge. So attention turns inward and 
managerial competencies are nurtured. With a strong emphasis on management but not 
leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover. But with continued success, the result 
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each 
Choose the most logical order of sentences from among 
Thousands of people came to 
No one cared to see that he had his food or rest 
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
Leadership is a set of processes that 
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. 
ith that vision, and inspires 
This distinction is absolutely crucial for our 
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
easons, many organisations today don't have much 
And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change. For 
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
istory, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job. And they 
To some degree, management was 
But even more so, management was the 
For every 
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
ployees from learning how to lead. 
The syndrome, 
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
After a while keeping the ever-larger 
So attention turns inward and 
With a strong emphasis on management but not 
But with continued success, the result 
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION:
All questions are Multiple-Choice
In the following question select the word which is 
word. 
Q1. INDISCREET
a. reliable
b.  honest
c.  prudent 
d. stupid
Q2. SOLICITUDE
a. insouciance
b. ingenuity
c. propriety
d. austerity
Q3. In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning
It is preposterous on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
a. Wise
b. Imperative
c. Advisable
d. Most admirable
e. Very absurd
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space
Q4. The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
. . . the efforts made by him. 
a. About
b. From
c. With
d. Beside
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION: Sample Questions
Choice-Questions with only one option as the correct answer
In the following question select the word which is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase. One of the words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
Questions with only one option as the correct answer. 
OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate . 
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e. Over
Q5. Vinod took his meals after he 
a. Had completed his work
b. Had been completing his work
c. Was completing his work
d. Had been completed his work
e. Had got completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
word. 
Q6. Nonchalance
a. Neutrality
b. Indifference
c. All-knowing
d. Ignorance
e. Untimeliness
Q7. Conceal
a. Hide
b. Seal
c. Ceiling
d. Horrifying
Q8. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence
no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
organisation into a larger one. /(D) No error
a. (A)
b. (B)
c. (C )
d. (D)
Q9. In the question a part of the sentence is italicised
given which may improve the sentence
improvement is needed. Option 'D' is the answer
She gave most of her time to music
Vinod took his meals after he . . . . 
Had been completing his work
Had been completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer
(Ignore - the errors of punctuation,if any)
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
/(D) No error. 
In the question a part of the sentence is italicised. Alternatives to the italicised part is 
given which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no 
Option 'D' is the answer. 
most of her time to music. 
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, 
The letter of that part is the answer. If there is 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
ives to the italicised part is 
In case no 
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a. spent
b. lent
c. devoted 
d. No improvement
Q10. The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph
sentence is labelled with a number
the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph
1. He was so busy with them that he did not get time to eat
him and asked different types of questions
that night. 4. Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village
a. 2341
b. 3214
c. 4213
d. 4231
Answer the question based on the given passage
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
running smoothly. The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
organising, staffing, controlling, and problem
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances
Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people w
them to make it happen despite the obstacles
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
percent management. Yet for historical r
leadership. And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
time in human history, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
functioning. So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job
did. But, people were taught little about leadership
emphasised because it's easier to teach than leadership
main item on the twentieth-century agenda because that's what was needed
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
ever-growing enterprises. Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage em
Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
dominance which in turn produces much growth
organisation under control becomes the primary challenge
managerial competencies are nurtured
leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph
sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among 
the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. 
th them that he did not get time to eat. 2. Thousands of people came to 
him and asked different types of questions. 3. No one cared to see that he had his food or rest 
Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village. 
Answer the question based on the given passage
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
ising, staffing, controlling, and problem-solving. Leadership is a set of processes that 
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances
Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires 
them to make it happen despite the obstacles. This distinction is absolutely crucial for our 
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
Yet for historical reasons, many organisations today don't have much 
And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
istory, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job
But, people were taught little about leadership. To some degree, management was 
emphasised because it's easier to teach than leadership. But even more so, management was the 
century agenda because that's what was needed. For e
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage employees from learning how to lead
Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome. 
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
uces much growth. After a while keeping the ever
organisation under control becomes the primary challenge. So attention turns inward and 
managerial competencies are nurtured. With a strong emphasis on management but not 
leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover. But with continued success, the result 
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each 
Choose the most logical order of sentences from among 
Thousands of people came to 
No one cared to see that he had his food or rest 
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
Leadership is a set of processes that 
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. 
ith that vision, and inspires 
This distinction is absolutely crucial for our 
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
easons, many organisations today don't have much 
And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change. For 
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
istory, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job. And they 
To some degree, management was 
But even more so, management was the 
For every 
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
ployees from learning how to lead. 
The syndrome, 
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
After a while keeping the ever-larger 
So attention turns inward and 
With a strong emphasis on management but not 
But with continued success, the result 
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
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begins to evolve. All of these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more 
difficult. Arrogant managers can over
position, listen poorly and learn slowly
the very forces that present threats and opportunities
who want to respond to shifting conditions
these organisations to break out of the morass
Q11. Why did companies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in 
such a large number?
a. (A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
b. (B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in
c. (C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
d. (D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers
Q12. How has the author defined management?
a. It is the process of adapting organisations to changing circumstances
b. It is the system of aligning people with the direction it has taken
c. It refers to creating a vision to help direct the change effectively
d. Creating better performance through customer orie
Q13. What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?
a. A view that leaders are born, they are not made
b. Leaders lack managerial skills and organisations need managers
c. Leaders are weak in carrying out tradit
d. Leaders allow too much complacency in organisations
Q14. Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation 
efforts?
a. Emphasis on leadership but not management
b. A strong and dogmatic culture
c. Bureaucratic and inward looking approach 
d. Failing to acknowledge the value of customers and shareholders
Q15. Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word 'smother' as used in the 
passage?
a. Suppress
b. Encourage
c. Instigate
d. Criticise
these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more 
Arrogant managers can over-evaluate their current performance and competitive 
position, listen poorly and learn slowly. Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing 
he very forces that present threats and opportunities. Bureaucratic cultures can smother those 
who want to respond to shifting conditions. And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside 
these organisations to break out of the morass. 
ompanies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in 
(A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
(B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in
(C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
(D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers
How has the author defined management?
of adapting organisations to changing circumstances. 
It is the system of aligning people with the direction it has taken. 
It refers to creating a vision to help direct the change effectively. 
Creating better performance through customer orientation. 
What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?
A view that leaders are born, they are not made
Leaders lack managerial skills and organisations need managers
Leaders are weak in carrying out traditional functions of management
Leaders allow too much complacency in organisations
Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation 
Emphasis on leadership but not management
culture
Bureaucratic and inward looking approach 
Failing to acknowledge the value of customers and shareholders
Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word 'smother' as used in the 
these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more 
evaluate their current performance and competitive 
Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing 
Bureaucratic cultures can smother those 
And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside 
ompanies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in 
(A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
(B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in good number
(C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
(D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers
What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?
Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation 
Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word 'smother' as used in the 
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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION:
All questions are Multiple-Choice
In the following question select the word which is 
word. 
Q1. INDISCREET
a. reliable
b.  honest
c.  prudent 
d. stupid
Q2. SOLICITUDE
a. insouciance
b. ingenuity
c. propriety
d. austerity
Q3. In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning
It is preposterous on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
a. Wise
b. Imperative
c. Advisable
d. Most admirable
e. Very absurd
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space
Q4. The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
. . . the efforts made by him. 
a. About
b. From
c. With
d. Beside
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION: Sample Questions
Choice-Questions with only one option as the correct answer
In the following question select the word which is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase. One of the words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence
Select that option which is nearest in meaning. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education
In the following questiones, fill in the blank space. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate 
Questions with only one option as the correct answer. 
OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given 
words or phrases given in 
the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence. 
on your part to look for a job without first completing your education. 
The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate . 
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e. Over
Q5. Vinod took his meals after he 
a. Had completed his work
b. Had been completing his work
c. Was completing his work
d. Had been completed his work
e. Had got completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
word. 
Q6. Nonchalance
a. Neutrality
b. Indifference
c. All-knowing
d. Ignorance
e. Untimeliness
Q7. Conceal
a. Hide
b. Seal
c. Ceiling
d. Horrifying
Q8. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence
no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
organisation into a larger one. /(D) No error
a. (A)
b. (B)
c. (C )
d. (D)
Q9. In the question a part of the sentence is italicised
given which may improve the sentence
improvement is needed. Option 'D' is the answer
She gave most of her time to music
Vinod took his meals after he . . . . 
Had been completing his work
Had been completed his work
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it
if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer
(Ignore - the errors of punctuation,if any)
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
/(D) No error. 
In the question a part of the sentence is italicised. Alternatives to the italicised part is 
given which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no 
Option 'D' is the answer. 
most of her time to music. 
In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given 
Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, 
The letter of that part is the answer. If there is 
(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) 
ives to the italicised part is 
In case no 
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a. spent
b. lent
c. devoted 
d. No improvement
Q10. The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph
sentence is labelled with a number
the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph
1. He was so busy with them that he did not get time to eat
him and asked different types of questions
that night. 4. Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village
a. 2341
b. 3214
c. 4213
d. 4231
Answer the question based on the given passage
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
running smoothly. The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
organising, staffing, controlling, and problem
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances
Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people w
them to make it happen despite the obstacles
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
percent management. Yet for historical r
leadership. And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
time in human history, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
functioning. So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job
did. But, people were taught little about leadership
emphasised because it's easier to teach than leadership
main item on the twentieth-century agenda because that's what was needed
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
ever-growing enterprises. Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage em
Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
dominance which in turn produces much growth
organisation under control becomes the primary challenge
managerial competencies are nurtured
leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph
sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among 
the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. 
th them that he did not get time to eat. 2. Thousands of people came to 
him and asked different types of questions. 3. No one cared to see that he had his food or rest 
Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village. 
Answer the question based on the given passage
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
ising, staffing, controlling, and problem-solving. Leadership is a set of processes that 
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances
Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires 
them to make it happen despite the obstacles. This distinction is absolutely crucial for our 
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
Yet for historical reasons, many organisations today don't have much 
And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
istory, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job
But, people were taught little about leadership. To some degree, management was 
emphasised because it's easier to teach than leadership. But even more so, management was the 
century agenda because that's what was needed. For e
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage employees from learning how to lead
Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome. 
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
uces much growth. After a while keeping the ever
organisation under control becomes the primary challenge. So attention turns inward and 
managerial competencies are nurtured. With a strong emphasis on management but not 
leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover. But with continued success, the result 
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each 
Choose the most logical order of sentences from among 
Thousands of people came to 
No one cared to see that he had his food or rest 
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology 
The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, 
Leadership is a set of processes that 
creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. 
ith that vision, and inspires 
This distinction is absolutely crucial for our 
purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 
easons, many organisations today don't have much 
And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change. For 
most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first 
istory, we didn't have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies 
So many companies and universities developed management programs and 
hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job. And they 
To some degree, management was 
But even more so, management was the 
For every 
entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their 
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often 
ployees from learning how to lead. 
The syndrome, 
as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked 
After a while keeping the ever-larger 
So attention turns inward and 
With a strong emphasis on management but not 
But with continued success, the result 
mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance 
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begins to evolve. All of these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more 
difficult. Arrogant managers can over
position, listen poorly and learn slowly
the very forces that present threats and opportunities
who want to respond to shifting conditions
these organisations to break out of the morass
Q11. Why did companies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in 
such a large number?
a. (A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
b. (B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in
c. (C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
d. (D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers
Q12. How has the author defined management?
a. It is the process of adapting organisations to changing circumstances
b. It is the system of aligning people with the direction it has taken
c. It refers to creating a vision to help direct the change effectively
d. Creating better performance through customer orie
Q13. What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?
a. A view that leaders are born, they are not made
b. Leaders lack managerial skills and organisations need managers
c. Leaders are weak in carrying out tradit
d. Leaders allow too much complacency in organisations
Q14. Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation 
efforts?
a. Emphasis on leadership but not management
b. A strong and dogmatic culture
c. Bureaucratic and inward looking approach 
d. Failing to acknowledge the value of customers and shareholders
Q15. Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word 'smother' as used in the 
passage?
a. Suppress
b. Encourage
c. Instigate
d. Criticise
these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more 
Arrogant managers can over-evaluate their current performance and competitive 
position, listen poorly and learn slowly. Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing 
he very forces that present threats and opportunities. Bureaucratic cultures can smother those 
who want to respond to shifting conditions. And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside 
these organisations to break out of the morass. 
ompanies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in 
(A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
(B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in
(C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
(D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers
How has the author defined management?
of adapting organisations to changing circumstances. 
It is the system of aligning people with the direction it has taken. 
It refers to creating a vision to help direct the change effectively. 
Creating better performance through customer orientation. 
What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?
A view that leaders are born, they are not made
Leaders lack managerial skills and organisations need managers
Leaders are weak in carrying out traditional functions of management
Leaders allow too much complacency in organisations
Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation 
Emphasis on leadership but not management
culture
Bureaucratic and inward looking approach 
Failing to acknowledge the value of customers and shareholders
Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word 'smother' as used in the 
these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more 
evaluate their current performance and competitive 
Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing 
Bureaucratic cultures can smother those 
And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside 
ompanies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in 
(A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
(B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in good number
(C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
(D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers
What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?
Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation 
Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word 'smother' as used in the 
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QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
All questions are Multiple-Choice
Q1. In a kilometre race, if A gives B a 40 m start, A wins by 19 s
start, B wins by 40 m. Find the time taken by B to run 5,000 m?
a. 150 s
b. 450 s
c. 750 s
d. 825 s
Q2. Pipe A takes 16 min to fill a tank
circumferences are in the ratio 2:3, fill another tank twice as big as the f
cross-sectional circumference that is one
the second tank? (Assume the rate at which water flows through a unit cross
is same for all the three pipes. )
a. 66/13
b. 40/13
c. 16/13
d. 32/13 
Q3. Three consecutive whole numbers are such that the square of the middle number is 
greater than the product of the other two by 1
a. 6
b. 18
c. 12
d. All of these
Q4. The arithmetic mean of 2 numbers is 34 and their geometric mean is 16
numbers will be
a. 4
b. 16
c. 18
d. 12
Q5. If x% of a is the same as y% of b, then z% of b is : 
a. (xy/z)% of a
b. (yz/x)% of a
QUANTITATIVE ABILITY: Sample Questions
Choice-Questions with only one option as the correct answer
In a kilometre race, if A gives B a 40 m start, A wins by 19 s. But if A gives B a 30 s 
Find the time taken by B to run 5,000 m?
Pipe A takes 16 min to fill a tank. Pipes B and C, whose cross-sectional 
circumferences are in the ratio 2:3, fill another tank twice as big as the first. 
sectional circumference that is one-third of C, how long will it take for B and C to fill 
the second tank? (Assume the rate at which water flows through a unit cross
)
Three consecutive whole numbers are such that the square of the middle number is 
greater than the product of the other two by 1. Find the middle number. 
2 numbers is 34 and their geometric mean is 16
If x% of a is the same as y% of b, then z% of b is : 
Questions with only one option as the correct answer. 
But if A gives B a 30 s 
sectional 
. If A has a 
third of C, how long will it take for B and C to fill 
the second tank? (Assume the rate at which water flows through a unit cross-sectional area 
Three consecutive whole numbers are such that the square of the middle number is 
2 numbers is 34 and their geometric mean is 16. One of the 
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