FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2014

 

ENGLISH (PRECIS &COMPOSITION)

  • Choose the world that is nearly most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
1.   APROPOS   
 (a) Regarding(b) Unexpected(c) Misspoken(d) Idea
2.  BULWARK   
 (a) Conundrum(b) Festival(c) Rampart(d) Confuse
3.  EPITOME   
 (a) Volume(b) Essence(c) Summit(d) Deliverance
 REGURGITATE   
 (a) Assimilate(b) Reproduce(c) Exemplify(d) Study
5.PLUTOCRAT   
 (a) Magnate(b) Priest(c) Judge(d) Astronaut
6.   INEBRIATE   
 (a) Dreamy(b) Stupefied(c) Unsteady(d) Drunken
7.PRODIGIOUS   
 (a) Unacceptable(b) Phenomenal(c) Discouraging(d) Vain
S.NUANCE   
 (a) New word(b) Sense(c) Interpretation(d) Subtle meaning
9.   CANNY   
 (a) Obstinate(b) Handsome(c) Clever(d) Stout
10.                   SONOROUS   
 (a) Loud(b) Heavy(c) Sleepy(d) Bright

 

  • Choose the world that is nearly most opposite in meaning to the word in capital
1.   EXTENUATE   
 (.1)         Alleviate(b) Preclude(c) Worsen(d) Subdue
2.  INADVERTENT   
 Accidental(b) Disingenuous(c) Forthright(d) Calculated
3.   ORNATE   
 (a; Spark jn(b) Blemished(c) Sturdy(d) Counterfeit

 

4.   FLAGITIOUS   
 (a) Cardinal(b) Mercenary(c) Meritorious(d) Askew
5.   MALEDICTION   
 (a) Blessing(b) Termination(c) Parochial(d) Simian
6.   BRUSQUE   
 (a) Gold(b) Opulent(c) Gracious(d) Suspect
7.  VERDANT   
 (a) Dishonest(b) Suspicious(c) Mouldy(d) Arid
8.   EPICUREAN   
 (a) Ascetic(b) Slovenly(c)  Imprecision(d) Providential
9.   QUIESCENT   
 (a) Active(b) Dormant(c) Weak(d) Unconcerned
10.                   LOQUACIOUS   
 (a) Reticent(b) Talkative(c) Garrulous(d) Verbose

 

  • Correct the following sentences:
  • Each furniture in this display is on sale for half price.
  • He is abusing the money of his father.
  • The duties of the new secretary are to answer the telephone, to type letters and bookkeeping.
  • The new models are not only less expensive but more efficient also.
  • He complied with the requirement that all graduate students in education should write a thesis.
  • No sooner we left the shop it began to rain.
  • The population of Karachi is greater than any other city in Pakistan.

Solution:

  • Each piece of furniture in this display is on sale for half price.
  • He is misusing his father’s money.
  • The duties of the new secretary are answering the telephone, typing letters and bookkeeping.
  • The new models are not only less expensive but also more efficient.
  • He complied with the requirement that each graduate student in education should write a thesis.
  • No sooner did we leave the shop than it began to rain.
  • The population of Karachi is greater than that of any other city in Pakistan.
  • Use the following idioms in sentences to make their meaning clear:
1.To bring grist to the mill2.To keep one’s fingers ci ossed
3.With one’s tongue in one’s cheek4.A storm in the tea cup
5.To talk through one’s hat6.Hum and haw
7.To let the grass grow under one’s feet8.Penny wise and pound foolish
  1. To bring grist to the mill – (Vt. 4-12, Si)

Meaning: something that is useful to someone for a particular purpose Use in sentence: All this free publicity was grist to the mill.

  1. To keep one’s fingers. crossed

Meaning: to hope that things will happen in the way that you want them to

Use in sentence: We will be keeping our fingers crossed that a quick thaw is on its way.

  1. With your tongue in your’s cheek

Meaning: speaking or writing in an ironic or insincere way

Use in sentence: But hopefully it’s obvious that this sort of thing is meant to be tongue in cheek.

  1. A storm in the tea cup

Meaning: great outrage or excitement about a trivial matter

Use in sentence: His protest against the high-handedness of police was nothing more than a storm in the tea cup.

  1. To talk through one’s hat

Meaning: talk foolishly, wildly or ignorantly without understanding what you are talking about Use in sentence: Instead of coming to the point, they were talking through their hat.

  1. Hum and haw

Meaning: be indecisive.

Use in sentence: Don’t hum and haw (i.e. hesitate). Take a decision and stick to it.

  1. To let the grass grow under one’s feet

Meaning: waste time by delaying doing something

Use in sentence: Don’t let the grass grow under your feet; start preparing for the examination.

  1. Penny wise and pound foolish

Meaning: not willing to spend small amounts of money, careful and economical in small matters while being wasteful or extravagant in large ones.

Use in sentence: He is careful in saving small suns, but wasteful in large matters. He is so to say, penny wise pound foulest