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English Knowledge is an important section in the employment-related competitive exams in India. In particular, exams like SBI, IBPS and other bank-related employment exams have English Language questions along with Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The English Language section primarily has questions related to Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Grammar, Sentence Improvement, etc. This article presents the UPSC CDS II English Quiz 1 sample questions and answers. UPSC CDS II Written examination is scheduled to be conducted on [latex]{08}^{th}[/latex] September, 2019.

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Directions (1 - 5): In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.
    A. General B. Vehement C. Lenient D. Magnanimous

Answer: Option C
    A. Big B. Major C. Tall D. Heavy

Answer: Option B
    A. Denied B. Concealed C. Ignored D. Overlooked

Answer Option B
    A. Extra B. Noughts C. Minors D. Trivial

Answer Option A
    A. Gentle B. Sincere C. Amiable D. Dependable

Answer Option B
Directions (1 - 5): In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
    A. Lean B. Gaunt C. Emaciated D. Obese

Answer: Option D
    A. Limited B. Small C. Little D. Short

Answer: Option D
    A. Misappropriate B. Balance C. Remunerate D. Clear

Answer Option A
    A. Opening B. Stodge C. End D. Past tense of go

Answer Option A
    A. Common B. Ridiculous C. Dignified D. Petty

Answer Option C
Directions (1 - 5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
1. (solve as per the direction given above)
    A. An Indian ship B. laden with merchandise C. got drowned in the Pacific Ocean. D. No error.

Answer: Option C
Explanation: sank in the Pacific Ocean
2. (solve as per the direction given above)
    A. I could not put up in a hotel B. because the boarding and lodging charges C. were exorbitant D. No error

Answer: Option A
Explanation: 'I could not put up at a hotel'
3. (solve as per the direction given above)
    A. The Indian radio B. which was previously controlled by the British rulers C. is free now from the narrow vested interests D. No error

Answer Option C
Explanation: is now free from the narrow vested interests.
4. (solve as per the direction given above)
    A. If I had known B. this yesterday C. I will have helped him D. No error

Answer Option C
Explanation: I would have helped him
5. (solve as per the direction given above)
    A. A lot of travel delay is caused B. due to the inefficiency and lack of good management C. on behalf of the railways D. No error

Answer Option C
Explanation: on the part of the railways

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