JIPMER Past Exam Paper English - 2012
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Directions (Q. 1-5) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which expresses the correct meaning of the given word.
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Directions(Q. 6 – 8) Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
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Directions: (Q. 9-12) In these questions, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is wrongly spelt. Find the word.
(a) quadruple (b) quagmaire
(c) quadrangle (d) quadrantCorrectIncorrect
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(a) postar (b) pastor
(c) posture (d) pastureCorrectIncorrect
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(a) reference (b) preference
(c) difference (d) preformenceCorrectIncorrect
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(a) agreeablly (b) cruelly
(c) doubtfully (d) fatallyCorrectIncorrect
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Directions (Q. 13-16) Four alternatives are given for the underlined or given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the underlined of given idiom/phrase.
His parents cut him off, without a shillingCorrectIncorrect
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The carefully worked-out plan fell through because of an unexpected eventCorrectIncorrect
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He has too many irons in the fireCorrectIncorrect
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We wanted to give Rita a surprise party but John let the cat out of the bagCorrectIncorrect
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Directions(Q. 17 – 21) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for give words/sentence.
Study of insects isCorrectIncorrect
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Careful in the spending of money, time, etc.CorrectIncorrect
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Reproducing or memorizing word for wordCorrectIncorrect
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That which cannot be capturedCorrectIncorrect
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One who breaks the lawCorrectIncorrect
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Directions (Q.22-25): A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d).
The only way to solve the racial problem is by education.CorrectIncorrect
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He may be poor now but he appears to be rich.CorrectIncorrect
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The suspected couple was taken away from the airport through a side entrance to the police station for interrogation.CorrectIncorrect
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She left the room feeling contrite.CorrectIncorrect
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Directions (Q. 26-30): In these questions the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the parts and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
1. I think the essence of wisdom is emancipation as far as possible, from the tyranny of the here and now.
P. If any one could, he would hardly be able to remain alive.
Q. But it is possible to make a continual approach towards impartiality.
R. No one can view the world with complete impartiality.
S. This is of course a matter of degree.
6. It is this approach towards impartiality that constitutes growth in wisdom.CorrectIncorrect
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1. But at the moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me.
P. It was immense crowd, two thousand at the least and growing every minute.
Q. They were watching me as they would watch a conjurer about to perform a trick.
R. I looked at the sea of yellow faces above the garish clothes-faces all happy and excited over this bit of fun, all certain that the elephant was going to be shot.
S. It blocked the road for a long distance on either side.
6. They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands, I was momentarily worth watching.CorrectIncorrect
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1. There are many roads into the word of books, but the way of fiction is probably the most common.
P. Then too the appeal of the story, whether told as poem, play, history, biography or novel is primitive and strong.
Q. The reason is plain.
R. They are to us what epic poetry was to the Greeks and Romans, what the stage was to the Elizabethans.
S. The novel and the short story come closer to the experience. If the modern reader then any other form of contemporary writing.
6. Mankind’s delight in stories is as timeless and universal as the art of the story teller.CorrectIncorrect
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1. Nehru spent most part of his childhood in studies.
P. He rushed back to India and led an active political life joining hands with Gandhi.
Q. His studies went on uninterrupted abroad until he received a call from India.
R. He went to Cambridge to study.
S. But now and them, he could not help listening to political discussions in his house.
6. Till the end his career, he made Gandhi his political master.CorrectIncorrect
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1. Venice is a strange and beautiful city in the North of Italy.
P. There are about four hundred old stone bridges joining the Islands of Venice.
Q. In this city, there are no motor-cars, no horses and no buses.
R. These small Islands are near one another.
S. It is not one Island but a hundred and seventeen Islands.
6. This is because Venice has no streets.CorrectIncorrect
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Directions (Q. 31-35): Sentences are given which blanks to be filled in with an appropriate and suitable word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
We warned her ………. the dangerCorrectIncorrect
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We all laughed …….. the affair.CorrectIncorrect
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The chairman, as well as the members, ………… to blame for this misfortune.CorrectIncorrect
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The streets are lighted ………. electricity.CorrectIncorrect
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Homeopathic treatment, they say, cuts ………. the need for operation and risk from surgery.CorrectIncorrect
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Directions (Q. 36-40): You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
“The beauty of the Japanese landscape is that it conveys philosophical messages through each feature. The use of curving pathways rather than straight lines, for instance. This feature springs from the belief that only evil travels in straight lines, good forces tend to wander. Then odd numbers of plants on trees are used in these gardens because these numbers are considered auspicious. Even the plants used are symbolic. For example, the Cyprus represents longevity and the bamboo symbolisms abundance,” says Sadhana Roy Choudhary.
In Japan, nature is said to be so closely intertwined with human life that parents actually plant a sapling in their garden when a child is born in the family, letting the growth of the child coincide with the growth of the plant.
They prefer curving pathways becauseCorrectIncorrect
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The Japanese parents plant a sapling at the time of birth of a child becauseCorrectIncorrect
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According to the passage the Japanese areCorrectIncorrect
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The Japanese pathways tend to beCorrectIncorrect