English Previous Year NDA Question for Fill In the Blanks

Previous Year NDA Question for Fill In the Blanks

Q 2262134935

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
According to .............. sources, the Chief Minister did not consult his Cabinet Members on this issue.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

intelligent

(B)

simple

(C)

reliable

(D)

fundamental

Solution:

When something is confidential and of atmost importance then sources is said to be 'reliable'. 'Simple' and 'fundamental' don't meet context of the sentence. 'Intelligent' also doesn't show a sync to the sentence.
Correct Answer is => (C) reliable
Q 2252134934

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
His love for money is the only ................. that drives him to work so hard.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

programme

(B)

plan

(C)

reason

(D)

greed

Solution:

The sentence demands an explanation for the cause. It can be fulfilled by supplying the word 'reason' which indicates the explanation for his working hard. 'Plan', 'programme' are not in the context. 'Greed' lacks the sync with the sentence as a thing can't be termed both, 'love' and 'greed' for a same attribute.
Correct Answer is => (C) reason
Q 2242134933

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
The cricket team .................. mainly of State players.
NDA Paper 2 2015
(A)

composed

(B)

consist

(C)

(D)

comprises

Solution:

'Comprises' gives the proper sense to the sentence. Rest of the options need preposition with them.
Correct Answer is => (D) comprises
Q 2232134932

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
There was ............. competition for electoral seats.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

diligent

(B)

rapid

(C)

cut-throat

(D)

sparse

Solution:

'Diligent' means 'a hard-worker' which is not appropriate. 'rapid' has no contextual sync in the sentence. 'Sparse' has also nothing to do with the sentence. Hence, 'cut-throat' is suitable that shows the height of the competition.
Correct Answer is => (C) cut-throat
Q 2222134931

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
In spite of the old woman's repeated entreaties, he remained ..............
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

ashamed

(B)

docile

(C)

indifferent

(D)

lethargic

Solution:

'Indifferent' means 'not being interested' and this meets the sense of the sentence which involves repeated requests. Rest options are out of context.
Correct Answer is => (C) indifferent
Q 2212134930

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
To say that we were surprised at the cleverness of the child is an understatement; we were really .................
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

annoyed

(B)

astounded

(C)

flattered

(D)

confused

Solution:

Sentence gives the idea of cunningness of a child that is really a surprise. Hence, we should provide such a word in the blank that gives the idea of the surprise. The only suitable word for the purpose is 'astounded'. Hence, (b) is the right choice.
Correct Answer is => (B) astounded
Q 2212034839

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
Increase in storage facilities has made it possible to store goods at places .................... to people all over the country.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

safe

(B)

easy

(C)

proper

(D)

convenient

Solution:

'Safe', 'easy', 'proper' all are nearly appropriate to be used. But, 'convenient' alone is enough to convey the essence of all the words given in the option. Hence, (d) is suitable.
Correct Answer is => (D) convenient
Q 2202034838

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
I want to study Geology now for I ............ Zoology for the last three years.
NDA Paper 2 2015
(A)

am studying

(B)

have been studying

(C)

(D)

Solution:

When time reference has been given then Present Perfect Continuous is used. So, 'have been studying' is appropriate.
Correct Answer is => (B) have been studying
Q 2282034837

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
Are you feeling doubtful ............ your decision?
NDA Paper 2 2015
(A)

(B)

upon

(C)

at

(D)

for

Solution:

'Doubtful' is followed by the preposition 'about'. e.g. He was doubtful about my arrival before time.
Correct Answer is => (A) about
Q 2272034836

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
Sunlight filtering ..................... the stained glass window created a mosaic of colours on the floor.
NDA Paper 2 2015
(A)

in

(B)

through

(C)

at

(D)

into

Solution:

'Filter' is followed by 'through'. e.g. Water can be filtered through the cloth easily.
Correct Answer is => (B) through
Q 2262034835

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
Mr Ghosh is very happy ............ his son's excellent result.
NDA Paper 2 2015
(A)

for seeing

(B)

to see

(C)

by seeing

(D)

see

Solution:

Use infinitive 'to see' to state the cause/purpose involved.
Correct Answer is => (B) to see
Q 2282812737

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
Satish was endowed ............ a natural talent for music .
NDA Paper 2 2015
(A)

in

(B)

by

(C)

for

(D)

with

Solution:

'Endowed' is followed by the preposition 'with'.
Correct Answer is => (D) with
Q 2232812732

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
The government is encouraging village upliftment ............ in the country.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

programmes

(B)

designs

(C)

talks

(D)

propaganda

Solution:

'Propaganda' has a negative sense. Hence, it can't be used with 'encouraging'. 'Talks' and 'designs' could not stand by the actual meaning of the sentence. Also, it is not keeping up with the 'encouragement'. Hence, 'programmes' is suitable.
Correct Answer is => (A) programmes
Q 2272712636

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
The day was extremely hot and, in no time, my back was drenched with .................................. .
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

prickly heat

(B)

perspiration

(C)

sores

(D)

fatigue

Solution:

'Prickly heat', 'sores', 'fatigue' all are the outcome of strong heat. But, with the word 'drenched' we can't use any of them. 'Perspiration' means 'sweat' that can drench someone hence it is suitable .
Correct Answer is => (B) perspiration
Q 2262612535

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response accordingly.
Man has won his dominant position on this planet by his ............ of technology .
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

command

(B)

emphasis

(C)

belief

(D)

stress

Solution:

Domination is shown by the use of 'command'. 'Emphasis' and 'stress' are not used to show any domination but these are used to reflect a kind of force so that statement can be conveyed strongly. Hence, these are inappropriate. 'Belief is a set of established ideas hence it does not meet the contextual part.
Correct Answer is => (A) command
Q 2118301209

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

The enemy had captured him and his life was at stake, still he refused to .......... the state secrets.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

divulge

(B)

divert

(C)

indulge

(D)

invert

Solution:

'Divulge' means to reveal or make known Therefore option (a) suits the context of the sentence.
Correct Answer is => (A) divulge
Q 2178301206

Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

The campers ............ their tents at the base of the mountain.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

installed

(B)

dug

(C)

pitched

(D)

established

Solution:

To 'pitch' tents means to set - up and camp for a short

time. Therefore, option (c) suits the context of the

sentence.
Correct Answer is => (C) pitched
Q 2138301202

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

The two boys looked so alike that it was impossible to ............. between them.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

discriminate

(B)

discern

(C)

distinguish

(D)

identify

Solution:

Distinguish means difficult to understand the difference.

Therefore option (c) is correct choice.
Correct Answer is => (C) distinguish
Q 2188201107

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

Vaccination will make people immune ............. certain diseases for a given period.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

against

(B)

to

(C)

with

(D)

for

Solution:

Correct Answer is => (B) to
Q 2148201103

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

Would you mind ............. to the Principal how the trouble started?
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

remarking

(B)

saying

(C)

explaining

(D)

talking

Solution:

'Explain' means to express in a detailed and easy manner. Therefore, option (c) completes the meaning of the sentence.
Correct Answer is => (C) explaining
Q 2117091889

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

He is greatly admired for his ............. behavior.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

decrepit

(B)

(C)

decarative

(D)

decorous

Solution:

'Decorous' means polite or restraint. This meaning suits the context.
Correct Answer is => (D) decorous
Q 2137091882

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

Though Bonsai, a well-known art form, originated in China, it was ............ by the Japanese.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

cultivated

(B)

finished

(C)

perfected

(D)

enlarged

Solution:

'Perfected' means to complete without fault. Therefore, option (c) completes the sentence.
Correct Answer is => (C) perfected
Q 2117091880

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

To explain his design to his visitors, the architect ............. a simple plan on the blackboard.
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

built

(B)

finalised

(C)

sketched

(D)

arranged

Solution:

'Sketch' means to draw a simple outline giving less details. Therefore, option (c) suits the context of the sentence.
Correct Answer is => (C) sketched
Q 2107891788

each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

When the bus was at full speed, its brakes failed and an accident was ........
NDA Paper 2 2016
(A)

inevitable

(B)

undeniable

(C)

fatal

(D)

miserable

Solution:

'Inevitable' means difficult to avoid or prevent. Therefore, option (a) is appropriate in the context of

the sentence.
Correct Answer is => (A) inevitable
Q 1713301249

Each of the items in this section contains a blank followed by words listed as (a), (b), (c) and (d). Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank and indicate your response in the answer sheet accordingly.

The old man was .......... weak to open the door.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

very

(B)

far

(C)

much

(D)

too

Solution:

'too' will be used as the sentence has 'to' after the word 'weak'.
Correct Answer is => (D) too
Q 1743301243

Each of the items in this section contains a blank followed by words listed as (a), (b), (c) and (d). Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank and indicate your response in the answer sheet accordingly.

The two children stood at the .............................. of the table.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

conclusion

(B)

terminal

(C)

end

(D)

termination

Solution:

'end' is the most suitable usage in the given sentence. Other options are totally out of question.
Correct Answer is => (C) end
Q 1723301241

Each of the items in this section contains a blank followed by words listed as (a), (b), (c) and (d). Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank and indicate your response in the answer sheet accordingly.

His ................................. as an officer was not quite satisfactory.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

acting

(B)

doing

(C)

deed

(D)

record

Solution:

'record', i.e, the record of his serving in the capacity of officer.
Correct Answer is => (D) record
Q 1713201149

Each of the items in this section contains a blank followed by words listed as (a), (b), (c) and (d). Choose the most appropriate word to fill in the blank and indicate your response in the answer sheet accordingly.

When the police arrived, the thief ......................... away.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

strolled

(B)

moved

(C)

galloped

(D)

ran

Solution:

At the sudden arrival of the police a thief will run away, he will not stroll or just move. Gallop is used for horse. It means horse's fastest pace.
Correct Answer is => (D) ran
Q 1750312214

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

Physically we are now all neighbours, but psychologically we are ................... to each other
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

primitives

(B)

complementary

(C)

strangers

(D)

cowards

Solution:

According to sense of the sentence, we need a word opposite to 'neighbors' which is 'strangers'. Primitives, Complementary and Cowards cannot be used because they don't give opposite sense of 'neighbors'.
Correct Answer is => (C) strangers
Q 1730312212

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

It is not what you say that ............. , but what you do?
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

matches

(B)

implies

(C)

matters

(D)

moves

Solution:

Use of 'matters' gives a proper sense here. Use of 'implies' is not suitable here because it is not according to context of sentence. 'Matches' and 'moves' also give non contextual meaning here, so we should use 'matters' for complete sense.
Correct Answer is => (C) matters
Q 1710312210

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

He ............... in wearing the old-fashioned coat in spite of his wife's disapproval.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

insists

(B)

persists

(C)

desists

(D)

resists

Solution:

Use of 'persists' is proper as it gives required sense. We cannot use 'insists' as it means 'to demand'. Likewise, 'desists' cannot be used because it means 'to hate' and 'resists' means 'to protest' which gives no sense here. So, use of 'persists' is most suitable.
Correct Answer is => (B) persists
Q 1780212117

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

The more your action and thought are allied and ..............., the happier you grow.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

divergent

(B)

unravelled

(C)

integrated

(D)

invincible

Solution:

According to sense of sentence, here we should use a collective term which can show the coupled relation of both words. 'Divergent' cannot be used because it gives opposite sense, 'unraveled' and 'invincible' have also not suitable meanings according to sentence, so use of 'integrated' is proper.
Correct Answer is => (C) integrated
Q 1740212113

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

Many of the advances of civilisation have been conceived by young people just on the ................ of adulthood.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

boundary

(B)

threshold

(C)

peak

(D)

horizon

Solution:

We get the sense of beginning phase of the stated stage of life so we should use word 'threshold' here. Use of boundary is not suitable here as sense of it is useless in this context. 'Peak' and 'horizon' both cannot be used here.
Correct Answer is => (B) threshold
Q 1710212110

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

'Please' and 'Thank you' are the little courtesies by which we keep the ............. of life oiled and running smoothly.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

path

(B)

machine

(C)

garden

(D)

river

Solution:

Use of 'machine' is proper here because it needs oiling for smooth run. Path cannot be oiled, likewise there is no means of oiling river or garden. So use of machine is suitable.
Correct Answer is => (B) machine
Q 1710112019

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

The French ............ reputed to have a very good sense of humor.
NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

is

(B)

was

(C)

are

(D)

will be

Solution:

Here, a complete race is addressed which is obviously a plural subject, so we will use plural helping verb according to the subject for proper sentence formation.
Correct Answer is => (C) are
Q 1780112017

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

Life is to death as pleasure is to ...........

NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

poverty

(B)

suffering

(C)

anguish

(D)

pain

Solution:

Here, use of 'pain' is suitable as in first pair also antonymous analogy words are used. We know that 'pain' is opposite to the 'pleasure'. Rest words are not antonyms of 'pleasure', so using them is not proper..
Correct Answer is => (D) pain
Q 1750112014

In this section, each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given against the sentence. Select whichever word you consider the most appropriate for the blank space.

NDA Paper 2 2014
(A)

are

(B)

aren't

(C)

have

(D)

haven't

Solution:

Here, question tag is required in Present Tense. So, use of 'have'. It is proper in order to make Subject-Verb agreement in the sentence. Use of negative tags is improper and 'are' cannot be used as Perfect Tense is needed. Suitable tag structure is as follows :- Subject + Auxiliary verb + not + Verb + Object + [ , ] + Auxiliary verb + Subject + ?.
Correct Answer is => (C) have