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.
|(a) Regarding||(b) Unexpected||(c) Misspoken||(d) Idea|
|(a) Conundrum||(b) Festival||(c) Rampart||(d) Confuse|
|(a) Volume||(b) Essence||(c) Summit||(d) Deliverance|
|(a) Assimilate||(b) Reproduce||(c) Exemplify||(d) Study|
|(a) Magnate||(b) Priest||(c) Judge||(d) Astronaut|
|(a) Dreamy||(b) Stupefied||(c) Unsteady||(d) Drunken|
|(a) Unacceptable||(b) Phenomenal||(c) Discouraging||(d) Vain|
|(a) New word||(b) Sense||(c) Interpretation||(d) Subtle meaning|
|(a) Obstinate||(b) Handsome||(c) Clever||(d) Stout|
|(a) Loud||(b) Heavy||(c) Sleepy||(d) Bright|
- Choose the world that is nearly most opposite in meaning to the word in capital
|(.1) Alleviate||(b) Preclude||(c) Worsen||(d) Subdue|
|Accidental||(b) Disingenuous||(c) Forthright||(d) Calculated|
|(a; Spark jn||(b) Blemished||(c) Sturdy||(d) Counterfeit|
|(a) Cardinal||(b) Mercenary||(c) Meritorious||(d) Askew|
|(a) Blessing||(b) Termination||(c) Parochial||(d) Simian|
|(a) Gold||(b) Opulent||(c) Gracious||(d) Suspect|
|(a) Dishonest||(b) Suspicious||(c) Mouldy||(d) Arid|
|(a) Ascetic||(b) Slovenly||(c) Imprecision||(d) Providential|
|(a) Active||(b) Dormant||(c) Weak||(d) Unconcerned|
|(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.
- 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 mill||2.||To keep one’s fingers ci ossed|
|3.||With one’s tongue in one’s cheek||4.||A storm in the tea cup|
|5.||To talk through one’s hat||6.||Hum and haw|
|7.||To let the grass grow under one’s feet||8.||Penny wise and pound foolish|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hum and haw
Meaning: be indecisive.
Use in sentence: Don’t hum and haw (i.e. hesitate). Take a decision and stick to it.
- 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.
- 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