PROBLEMS

Each section of the test, divided into four to five types. We have 55 questions to be answered in composite time (50 minutes). It means we have less than a minute to answer each question. The format of questions is given in different types to enumerate the content level. Each type analysis the concept completely in order to understand the target questions of placement test and plan preparations accordingly to avoid any unpleasant surprises on the day of the test.

 

TYPE 1

Direction: Choose the correct word to balance the sentences

  1. The fairy told the girl she could make three ________. (wish/wishes)
  2. It’s difficult being a ________ these days.(parent/parents)
  3. She’s the sort of ________ you can trust. (person/people)
  4. I hear something in the roof. Have you got _________ ? (mouse/mice)
  5. The ________ they wanted to buy has been sold.(house/houses)

 

TYPE 2

 Direction: Choose the correct noun form.

  1. What apparatus /apparatuses do you use for performing this experiment?
  2. There are no machinery/machineries to resolve the matter.
  3. The two hundred/hundreds of hens lay about thirty dozen/dozens of eggs every week.
  4. The scenery/sceneries of the Himalayas keep beckoning us.
  5. The off spring/off springs of this species leave their parents as soon as they mature.
  6. These pieces of jewellery/jewelleries are designed by a highly acclaimed expert.
  7. All kinds of stationary/stationeries are sold here.
  8. We get a lot of information/informations from the internet.
  9. Beautiful furniture/furnitures made the house elegant.
  10. Many sophisticated air craft/aircrafts have been purchased by the Indian Air Force recently.

 

TYPE 3

A) Direction: Choose the correct word

  1. Did you hear noise/a noise just now? No, I didn’t hear anything.
  2. If you want to know the news, you can read paper/a paper.
  3. Sue was very helpful. She gave us some very useful advice/advices.
  4. Is it difficult to find a work/ job at the moment?
  5. Bad news don’t/doesn’t make people happy.
  6. Your hair is / Your hairs are too long. You should have it/them cut.
  7. The damage/the damages caused by the storm will cost a lot to repair.
  8. My eyesight isn’t very good. I need glass/glasses.
  9. The trousers you bought for me doesn’t/don’t fit me.
  10. Does/Do the police know how the accident happened?

 

B) Direction: Choose the correct sentence

1.(a) Tea is grown in Assam.

(b) A tea is grown in Assam.

(c) Teas are grown in Assam.

(d) Tea grow in Assam.

 

2. (a) I need to buy some new trouser.

(b) I need to buy a new trouser.

(c) I need to buy a new trousers.

(d) I need to buy some new trousers.

 

3. (a) It is not easy to run a business and raise a family.

(b) It is not easy to run business and raise family.

(c) It is not easy to run a business and raise family.

(d) It is not easy to run business and raise a family.

 

TYPE 4

A) Direction: Make a choice of the correct verb for the subject in the following sentences.

  1. It is so rainy in this region that it rain/rains very frequently even in winters.
  2. Whenever he meet/meets me he talk/talks about his illness.
  3. In a mature democracy like India, the voters know/knows whom to vote.
  4. A good teacher not only teach/teaches, but he is/are also a good guide.
  5. The Rajdhani Express usually run/runs on time; and is/are one of the fastest trains in India.

 

B) Direction: Identify the subjects in the following and choose the correct – singular or plural – verb.

  1. The committee is/are seriously considering the matter.
  2. During recession, not even the Mumbai public has/have enough money to meet its needs.
  3. The public is/are dispersing away from the monotonous show.
  4. The majority wins/win what the minority loses /lose.
  5. The government has/have fallen after the trust vote.
  6. The government wants/want to keep the plan to themselves.
  7. Two deer/deers were killed by the poachers.
  8. The army has/have be sieged the city and is poised to launch further attacks.
  9. The police has/have arrived and are investigating the matter.
  10. The issue remained unresolved as the committee was/were divided on the subject.
  11. The scissors was/were there but the tailor could not see them as his spectacle was/were not on his nose.
  12. Brazil is/are the winning team.

 

TYPE 5

Direction: Proofreading for Subject-verb Agreement Errors in Paragraph. Circle the subjects and underline the verbs. Make an arrow from the verb to its subject.

ANTS INTELLIGENCE

When we think of intelligent members of the animal kingdom, the creatures that spring immediately to mind is apes and monkeys. But in fact the social lives of some members of the insect kingdom is sufficiently complex to suggest more than a hint of intelligence. Among these, the world of the ant have come in for considerable scrutiny lately, and the idea that ants demonstrates sparks of cognition have certainly not been rejected by those involved in these investigations.

Ants stores food, repel attackers and use chemical signals to contact one another in case of attack. Such chemical communication can be compared to the human use of visual and auditory channels (as in religious chants, advertising images and jingles, political slogans and martial music) to arouse and propagates moods and attitudes. The biologist Lewis Thomas wrote Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungus, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies to war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange informations ceaselessly. They does everything but watches television.

* aphids: small insects of a different species from ants

 

However, in ants there are no cultural transmission – everything must be encoded in the genes – whereas in humans the opposite are true. Only basic instincts are carried in the genes of a newborn baby, other skills being learned from others in the community as the child grow up. It may seem that this cultural continuity give us a huge advantage over ants. They have never mastered fire nor progressed. Their fungus farming and aphid herding crafts are sophisticated when compared to the agricultural skills of humans five thousand-years ago but has been totally overtaken by modem human agribusiness.


Answers

TYPE 1

Direction: Choose the correct word to balance the sentences

  1. Wishes (How many>three>wishes)
  2. Parent (being a>singular noun>parent)
  3. Person (who is she>the sort of>person)
  4. Mice ( have you got>no determiner a,an,the>plural mice)
  5. House (what has been sold>house)

 

TYPE 2

 Directions Choose the correct noun form.

  1. apparatus
  2. machinery
  3. hundred, dozen
  4. scenery
  5. off spring
  6. jewellery
  7. stationary
  8. information
  9. furniture
  10. air craft

 

TYPE 3

A) Direction: Choose the correct word

  1. A noise, countable
  2. A paper
  3. Advice
  4. A job
  5. News doesn’t
  6. Hair is, it
  7. Damage
  8. Glasses
  9. Doesn’t
  10. Do

 

B) Direction: Choose the correct sentence

  1. Tea is
  2. Some new trousers
  3. A business and raise a family

 

TYPE 4

A) Direction: Make a choice of the correct verb for the subject in the following sentences.

  1. rains
  2. meets, talks
  3. know
  4. teaches, is
  5. runs, is

 

B) Direction: Identify the subjects in the following and choose the correct – singular or plural – verb.

  1. are–the members and not the agency
  2. has–one entity–its need
  3. are–different members of public in different directions
  4. wins, loses–one entity
  5. has–the entire one government
  6. want–to themselves means members of the government
  7. deer–no use of deers exists
  8. has–army is used as sin gular–is poised
  9. have–police is used as plural–are investigating
  10. were–as divided
  11. were, were–scissors and spectacles are used as plural–could not see them 12. are–a team here refers to players as in ‘India are on the ground’.

 

TYPE 5

 Direction: Proofreading for Subject-verb Agreement Errors – Paragraph Circle the subjects and underline the verbs. Make an arrow from the verb to its subject. If the sentence has a subject-verb agreement error, cross out the incorrect verb/noun and write the correct verb/noun  above it.

 

ANTS INTELLIGENCE

When we think of intelligent members of the animal kingdom, the creatures that spring immediately to mind are apes and monkeys. But in fact the social lives of some members of the insect kingdom are sufficiently complex to suggest more than a hint of intelligence. Among these, the world of the ant has come in for considerable scrutiny lately, and the idea that ants demonstrate sparks of cognition has certainly not been rejected by those involved in these investigations.

Ants store food, repel attackers and use chemical signals to contact one another in case of attack. Such chemical communication can be compared to the human use of visual and auditory channels (as in religious chants, advertising images and jingles, political slogans and martial music) to arouse and propagate moods and attitudes. The biologist Lewis Thomas wrote Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies to war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.

* aphids: small insects of a different species from ants


However, in ants there is no cultural transmission – everything must be encoded in the genes – whereas In humans the opposite is true. Only basic instincts are carried in the genes of a newborn baby, other skills being learned from others in the community as the child grows up. It may seem that this cultural continuity gives us a huge advantage over ants. They have never mastered fire nor progressed. Their fungus farming and aphid herding crafts are sophisticated when compared to the agricultural skills of humans five thousand-years ago but have been totally overtaken by modem human agribusiness.