In most of the recruitment exams conducted by the Kerala PSC, we can find 10-20 questions from the English language section. Not just in Kerala PSC, English language questions are inevitable in other recruitment tests too like SSC, RRB, IBPS, TNPSC, BPSC, etc. Here we are solving some of the previously asked Kerala PSC English questions.
Kerala PSC English Previous Questions
Let’s solve some of the previously asked Kerala PSC English language questions.
- I will ….. you next Sunday. (a) call at
(b) call on
(c) call up
(d) call for
- The antonym of ‘animosity’ is: (a) (a) love
- I will invite him, he…..come. (a) would
(b) should have
(c) could have
- He says, “I am very busy’. Change into indirect speech. (a) He says that he is very busy
(b) He said that he was very busy
(c) He said that he is very busy
(d) He says that he was very busy
- He behaves as if he ….. mad. (a) is
(d) has been
- One of the students ….. lost his pen. (a) have
- He has sent me a present. The passive form of this sentence is ….. (a) A present has been sent to me by him
(b) I have been sent to him a present.
(c) A present has been sent to me.
(d) A present will be sent to me by him.
- Find the Indirect Speech form of the following sentence- The teacher said,” The earth moves around the sun”. (a) The teacher told me that the earth has moved around the sun
(b)The teacher said that the earth moves around the sun (c) The teacher asked that the earth moves around the sun
(d) The teacher told me that the earth moves around the sun
- Choose the correct option to fill in the blanks: I met him at ……………….church.
- Choose the correct option to fill in the blanks: The court imposed ………….heavy penalty
(a) a (b) and (c) some (d) the
- We shall come if we get ………….. opportunity
(a) an (b) a (c) the (d) for
- Choose the correct option to fill in the blanks: Where is ………….one you bought yesterday?
(a) a (b) the (c) an (d) for
- Find the antonym for the following word: “Admired”
(a) Praised (b) Scolded (c) Scorned (d) Advised
- Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank space from the words given. The Minister’s ………………..was
(a) resigned (b) resign (c) resigning (d) resignation
Which of the following is correctly spelt?
(a) Peadiatrics (b) Piediatrics (c) Peiadiatrics (d) Paediatrics
- Choose the correct question tag from the following choices: 6. They can write quickly, —– (a) can’t they? (b) can they? (c) did they? (d) couldn’t them?
- Select the synonym of the given word. CLINCHED
(a) bounded (b) finalized (c) devoted (d) argued
- Which of the following parts in the following sentence is incorrect: I know I will be (a)/ compelled to leave this house (b)/ this week, which will be very disadvantageous for me. (c) / No error (d)
(a) b (b) d (c) a (d) c
The opposite of scrupulous is:
- He is benevolent though his father is ……….
- Give one word for: “cause to feel shame”.
- The bank clerk tried to ….. money from his friend’s account.
- Find the plural form of the given word: Index
- A place where government /public records are kept:
- Complete the following sentence with correct usage: You are placed under suspension until …….. orders.
Fill in the blanks: He did not smile ……… I apologized(a) Still
PSC English Language Question and Answers
- call on- visit a person
- He says that he is very busy.
- A present has been sent to me by him.
- The teacher said that the earth moves around the sun.
- can’t they?
- I know I will be
Foreign Words and Meanings
- Habeas Corpus – To present the person in body
- Ibidem – in the same place, thing or the same book
- Id-est – That is
- Magnum opus- The great work of a man’s life
- In toto – in the whole
- Impasse – A deadlock
- De facto -Really, actually
- Et at – And other people
- De jure – By right, rightful
- Ex post facto – After the deed is done
- Faux puss – A slip, a blunder
- Ex-Officio – under one’s office
Idioms and Meanings
- In apple-pie order – Very neatly arranged
- The apple of one’s eye – A person or thing that
- At arm’s length – At a safe distance
- Turn one’s back on – reject, ignore
- Half baked – Not properly planned
- A bed of roses – A very comfortable position
- A bird’s eye view – A general view from a high position
- Turn a deaf ear to – Refuse to pay attention
- Once in a blue moon – very rarely, never
- The black sheep – The one member who is a disgrace to the family or group
- A feather in one’s cap – An achievement
- Let the cat out of the bag – reveal a secret carelessly or by mistake
- A cock and bull story – An absurd and improbable story
- Actions speak louder than words- Believe what people do and not what they say
- With flying colours – With the great and obvious success
- Crocodile tears – Insincere expression of sorrow
- As the crow flies – In a straight line
- A picture is worth 1000 words better to show than tell
- Barking up the wrong tree- To be mistaken, to be looking for solutions in the wrong place
- Day in, day out – Every day without exception
- Add insult to injury- To make a bad situation worse
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