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    English – Yearwise Questions – Fill In The Blanks – W.B.C.S. Preliminary Examination.

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    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2020

    1. Select the correct option:
      I was sure I ______ meet him.
      (A) would
      (B) will
      (C) shall
      (D) should
    2. It is nine o’clock in Darjeeling In the morning and ________.
      (A) there is snow
      (B) it is snowing
      (C) it snows
      (D) it snowed
    3. Use the correct expression
      I _____ the patient will die.
      (A) hope
      (B) think
      (C) see
      (D) am afraid
    4. We _____ our dinner last night.
      Fill in the blank with the right verb form.
      (A) have taken
      (B) took
      (C) had taken
      (D) take
    5. Select the correct option
      I need a _______ note.
      (A) five hundred rupees
      (B) five-hundred rupee
      (C) five hundreds rupees
      (D)five hundreds rupee
    6. Babies ______ when they are hungry.
      (A) cries
      (B) cried
      (C) are crying
      (D) cry
    7. He will reach home ______ at evening.
      (A) lately
      (B) late
      (C) later
      (D) latest
    8. Tick the correct option:
      ______are still tortured In remote villages.
      (A) Daughter-in-laws
      (B) Daughters-in-laws
      (C) Daughters-in-law
      (D) Daughter-in-law
    9. He solved the ______ problem
      (A) hardly
      (B) hard
      (C) hardlier
      (D) hardliest

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2019

    1. Fill in the blank with the suitable option :
      Let’s meet _____ next week.
      (A) sometimes
      (B) sometime
      (C) some time
      (D) some times
    2. Select the right answer:
      My watch is five minutes _______.
      (A) slow
      (B) lately
      (C) past
      (D) late
    3. Fill in with suitable conjunction:
      He advanced ______ he could.
      (A) until
      (B) while
      (C) as far as
      (D) as
    4. I am sure I ______ him before.
      (A) have met (Present Perfect Tense)
      (B) met
      (C) had met (Past Perfect Tense)
      (D) will meet
    5. I _______ him for a long time.
      (A) have known
      (B) knew
      (C) had known
      (D) should have known
    6. He entered the hall in the _____ part of the show.
      Which is the right answer ?
      (A) Latter
      (B) Later
      (C) Late
      (D) Lately
    7. Fill in with the appropriate word :
      The jury ______ divided in their opinion.
      (A) were
      (B) was
      (C) have been
      (D) have
    8. Choose the right option to rewrite the sentence :
      No sooner ______ the sun risen than the fog disappeared.
      (A) did
      (B) has
      (C) had
      (D) was

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2018

    1) Fill in the blank with the appropriate word :
    She liked the ______ plan better
    (a) latter(last-mentioned)
    (b) later
    (c) fast
    (d) early

    2) Use a suitable Auxiliary Verb to fill in the blank space:
    In all probability it ______ rain tonight
    (a) will
    (b) can
    (c) may
    (d) ought

    3) Fill in the blank with the correct word :
    ________ his humiliation, he attended the function.
    (a) In spite
    (b) Not withstanding
    (c) Nevertheless
    (d) As of

    4) Fill in the blank with the correct word :
    She had better ______ the room
    (a) entered
    (b) requested
    (c) moved
    (d) called

    5) Fill in the blank with the correct word:
    A ______ bow was seen in the sky.
    (a) multicolored
    (b) shooting
    (c) staring
    (d) melodious

    6) Fill in the blank with the appropriate infinitive:
    ______ is human
    (a) To laugh
    (b) To err(make a mistake, be wrong)
    (c) To read
    (d) To save

    1. Insert a correct Participle in the blank space:
      _____ about dinner, John ran the whole way home.
      (a) Having finished
      (b) Excited
      (c) Had been excited
      (d) Hungry

    8) Insert the correct Adverbial Phrase in the blank space:
    Only ______ is there a rumble in the sky
    (a) occasionally
    (b) swiftly
    (c) quite
    (d) merrily

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2017

    1. Insert correct word in the blank space:
      Finish your task in a _____ manner.
      (a) swift
      (b) competent
      (c) silent
      (d) lazy
    2. Fill in the blank with the correct word:
      _________ he was late, he come home by nine.
      (a) Even
      (b) Although
      (c) Because
      (d) Despite
    3. Fill in the blank with the correct word:
      The river was ________ the bank.
      (a) overflowing
      (b) dry
      (c) full
      (d) deep
    4. Fill in the b lank with the correct word:
      A ________ jewel was in the locker.
      (a) browning
      (b) filling
      (c) shining
      (d) moving
    5. Put in a correct participle in the blank space:
      The car was ____ down the slope.
      (a) rolling
      (b) breaking
      (c) lost
      (d) having arrived
    6. Use suitable auxiliary verb to fill in the blank space:
      You _____ catch the train at once.
      (a) will
      (b) can
      (c) shall
      (d) must
    7. The man _____ briefcase was lost, reported to the police.
      (a) that
      (b) whose
      (c) which
      (d) whom
    8. It is easy _____ but hard to finish.
      (a) to end
      (b) to fall
      (c) to lose
      (d) to begin

    9.Here is the man ____ you asked _____.
    (a) whom, about
    (b) that, for
    (c) for, from
    (d) this, for

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2016

    1. He talked to his horse ______ the horse could understand his grief.
      (a) as though
      (b) with a feeling that
      (c) feeling that
      (d) assuming
    2. Put in a correct participle in the blank space.
      The sea _______, we went for sail.
      (a) being rough
      (b) disturbed
      (c) being kind
      (d) being smooth
    3. This is the ______ Post Office to my house.
      (a) farthest
      (b) next
      (c) nearest
      (d) closest
    4. Fill in the blank with an infinitive:
      ______ is worth ambition.
      (a) To borrow
      (b) To reign(be king/queen)
      (c) To repent
      (d) To cry
    5. I can’t walk any _________.
      (a) farther
      (b) further(more distant)
      (c) distance
      (d) far
    6. She ______ sit for hours listening to the wireless.
      (a) will
      (b) would
      (c) can
      (d) could
    7. He is here, ______ is fortunate.
      (a) who
      (b) whose
      (c) which
      (d) that
    8. Do this in a short time, in a ______ manner.
      (a) Former
      (b) Swift
      (c) Brave
      (d) Unwise
    9. The _____ door awakened the dog.
      (a) creaking
      (b) old
      (c) new
      (d) waving
    10. Weather _______, there will be a garden party at Government House
      (a) allowing
      (b) permitting
      (c) happening
      (d) favorable

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2015

    1. Mary _____, we were freed from anxiety.
      (a) Havingarrived
      (b) Rolling
      (c) Tattered
      (d) Being arrived
    2. ______ his illness, he attended the function.
      (a) In spite
      (b) Due
      (c) As of
      (d) Despite
    3. Mother says, “You ______ to go to the market at once”.
      (a) Have
      (b) Are
      (c) shall
      (d) Will
    4. The stream was ______ by the waterfall.
      (a) Fed
      (b) Fed up
      (c) Filled
      (d) Filled
    5. A _____ star was seen in the sky.
      (a) Strengthening
      (b) Shooting
      (c) Shunting to
      (d) Staring
    6. ________ fault is easy
      (a) to begin
      (b) to bury
      (c) to read
      (d) to find
    7. The sun, _____ rays give life to the earth, was regarded by the ancients
      as a god.
      (a) That
      (b) Whose
      (c) Which
      (d) whom
    8. You had better _____ permission.
      (a) Want
      (b) Ask
      (c) Call
      (d) Order
    9. Who ______ saw her did not pity her?
      (a) What
      (b) Which
      (c) That
      (d) Such

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2014

    1. The last _____ will be performed by members of the family only.
      (a) Wright
      (b) Right
      (c) Rite(ceremony, ritual)
      (d) Write

    2.He would always _______ the police.
    (a) elude(escape, avoid)
    (b) illude
    (c) allude
    (d) delude

    1. You should _______ her case as a precedent.
      (a) site
      (b) cite(quote, refer to)
      (c) sight
      (d) side

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2013

    1. The banquet-hall is ______ decorated to celebrate the occasion.
      (a) Slovenly
      (b) Simply
      (c) Lavishly
      (d) Poorly
    2. He came of his own _____
      (a) Impulse
      (b) Instinct
      (c) Accord
      (d) Indifference
    3. The street is not properly ______
      (a) Illumed
      (b) Illumined
      (c) Illuminated
      (d) Enlightened
    4. The ____ structure of Tajmahal makes it one of the wonders of the world.
      (a) Magnanimous
      (b) Mediocre
      (c) Mighty
      (d) Majestic
    5. He was penniless when the bank failed and declared himself _____
      (a) Insipid
      (b) Insolent
      (c) Innocent
      (d) Insolvent
    6. The child proved himself _____ by his behavior and was expelled from
      the school.
      (a) Ill-bred
      (b) Ill-advised
      (c) Ill-treated
      (d) Illogical

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2012

    1. A clever man sweeps his family scandals under the _______
      (a) Ground
      (b) Floor
      (c) Carpet
      (d) Grave-stone

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2011

    1. He came of his own ______.
      (a) Violation
      (b) Volition(voluntarily)
      (c) Volubility
      (d) View
    2. The fruit was juicy and ______
      (a) Succulent(pulpy, soft)
      (b) Succinct
      (c) Sufficient
      (d) Subtle
    3. The _____ structure dwarfed alI the surrounding buildings.
      (a) Impossible
      (b) Imposing(impressive, eye-catching)
      (c) Implacable
      (d) Important
    4. Her _____ ways captivated many young men.
      (a) Wintry
      (b) Weird
      (c) Wearisome
      (d) Winsome
    5. The thieves _____ through the cupboards searching for valuable articles.
      (a) Ran
      (b) Ruptured
      (c) Rummaged
      (d) Rustled
    6. The _____ of the farmland was enough to sustain the small family.
      (a) Yoke
      (b) Yeast
      (c) Yard
      (d) Yield
    7. The ______ fumes of vehicles pollute the air.
      (a) Noxious
      (b) Nutritious
      (c) Nourishing
      (d) Notorious
    8. He is so _____, nothing move him.
      (a) Non-committal
      (b) Nonchalant
      (c) Nondescript
      (d) Noncombatant

    9, The dish was ______ with herbs.
    (a) Garnished
    (b) Garlanded
    (c) Gathered
    (d) Gardened

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2010

    1. It is usual nowadays to blow one’s own ______ to impress others.
      (a) Horn
      (b) Trumpet
      (c) Drum
      (d) Band
    2. A lame duck organization is one which needs ____
      (a) Authority
      (b) Staff
      (b) Power
      (d) Support
    3. The man who follows his nose actually follows his _____
      (a) Passion
      (b) Rationality
      (c) Instinct
      (d) Memory
    4. The _____ of the place attracts many ascetics.
      (a) Quietness
      (b) Silence
      (c) Quietude
      (d) Soundlessness
    5. The street is not properly ______
      (a) Illumed
      (b) Illumined
      (c) Illuminated
      (d) Enlightened

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2009

    1. I had _____something wrong as soon as I reached the spot.
      (a) Understood
      (b) Realized
      (c) Guessed
      (d) Smelt
    2. Tagore’s birthday was _____ with songs and recitation.
      (a) Completed
      (b) Maintained
      (c) Celebrated
      (d) Enjoyed
    3. The mother ____ the child.
      (a) Deserted
      (b) Hated
      (c) Ran away
      (d) Abandoned

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2008

    1. The young politician’s speech was full of blood and _____
      (a) Sweat
      (b) Blade
      (c) Dagger
      (d) Thunder(speak loudly)
    2. He held out an olive branch to his ____
      (a) Enemy
      (b) Friend
      (c) Pet
      (d) Forefathers
    3. A barber shaves; a gardener ______
      (a) Binds
      (b) Reaps
      (c) Gleans
      (d) Prunes

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2007

    1. After one week’s continuous fever, the relatives of the patient became
      _____ about the mode of treatment.
      (a) Suspicious
      (b) Doubtful
      (c) Apprehensive
      (d) Inquisitive
    2. We all _____ an unknown danger before us.
      (a) Foresaw
      (b) Predicted
      (c) Anticipated
      (d) Apprehended
    3. This method is not wrong; but there may be a more _____ method than
      (a) Suitable
      (b) Effective
      (c) Effectual
      (d) Working
    4. The Republic Day was _____ with due solemnity.
      (a) Observed
      (b) Enjoyed
      (c) Celebrated
      (d) Performed

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2005

    1. Deeds are better than _____
      (a) Actions
      (b) Appearances
      (c) Words
      (d) Hopes
    2. Don’t count your chickens before they are ______
      (a) Hatched
      (b) Eaten
      (c) Cooked
      (d) Ready
    3. Don’t judge a book by its ______
      (a) Contents
      (b) Cover
      (c) Words
      (d) Story
    4. The money a man receives during the year is considered his _______
      (a) Revenue
      (b) Salary
      (c) Income
      (d) Fee
    5. Judgment was passed on the murderer and he was duly ______
      (a) Assassinated
      (b) Strangled
      (c) Killed
      (d) Executed
    6. Jesus of Nazareth illustrated religious concepts by means of _____
      (a) Stories
      (b) Legends
      (c) Fables
      (d) Parables
    7. The road was completely ____ by a fallen tree.
      (a) Closed
      (b) Hindered
      (c) Stopped
      (d) Blocked
    8. A hostile crowd tried to _____ the Chairman from delivering his speech.
      (a) Prevent
      (b) Obstruct
      (c) Impede
      (d) Hinder
    9. The administrator could not make up his mind about this ____ point.
      (a) Indecisive
      (b) Vague
      (c) Debatable
      (d) Pointless

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2004

    1. A _____ of savages attacked in the explorer.
      (a) Gang
      (b) Horde
      (c) Crowd
      (d) Band
    2. The building does not _____ to safety regulations.
      (a) Follow
      (b) Agree
      (c) Comply
      (d) Conform
    3. He made a ____ promise in front of the temple.
      (a) Grave
      (b) Sober
      (c) Solemn
      (d) Serious
    4. We do not have words strong enough to condemn such a foul and ____
      act of murder.
      (a) hasty
      (b) Timid
      (c) Hateful
      (d) Timorous
    5. In company we must always be ____
      (a) Social
      (b) Friendly
      (c) Sociable
      (d) Courteous

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2003

    1. Doctors of medicine are among the most _____ members of American
      (a) Affluent
      (b) Aristocratic
      (c) Indolent
      (d) Carping
    2. The ancient people used to _____ their ancestors.
      (a) Dislike
      (b) Venerate
      (c) Worship
      (d) Exonerate
    3. The _____ are not always cowards.
      (a) Timid
      (b) Cautious
      (c) Discreet
      (d) Righteous
    4. His ______ attitude when we are on a holiday is very annoying to me.
      (a) Pretentious
      (b) Obtuse
      (C) Turbulent
      (d) Parsimonious

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2002

    1. The odds against us were indeed ______
      (a) Light
      (b) Colorful
      (c) Cheerful
      (d) Heavy
    2. The thief disappeared in a _____
      (a) Day
      (b) Run
      (c) Trice
      (d) Hurry

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2001

    1. You may safely use _____ drugs.
      (a) Innocent
      (b) Beneficent
      (c) Innocuous
      (d) Useful
    2. He was too late, as _____ would have it.
      (a) Fate
      (b) Luck
      (c) Fortune
      (d) God
    3. I _____ my letter last evening.
      (a) Finished
      (b) Have finished
      (c) Had finished
      (d) Had been finished

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2000

    1. Many changes of climate are the result of ______
      (a) Global heating
      (b) Universal warming
      (c) Global warming
      (d) Universal heating

    3.That he should disappear like seems hardly _____
    (a) Credulous
    (b) Credible
    (c) Compatible
    (d) Permissible

    1. The storm began _______
      (a) At the drop of a hat
      (b) On the quick
      (c) In the sudden
      (d) All of a sudden

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