Pune Talathi Exam 2015 Paper – English

Pune Talathi Exam Paper 2015 –Subject English

Jila Nivad Samiti Pune Talathi Exam 2015 Question Paper

Pune Talathi Exam 2015 Solved English Paper


Read the following extract and answer the questions by selecting the most appropriate alternative (Question No. 01 to 05)

Whose woods these are I think I know,

His house is in the village, though!

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

of  easy wind and downy flake,

The woods ware lovely, dark, and deep

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep

Q.No. Questions
1 The poet was accompanied by

(a) his village folk                       (b) his horse

(c) the woods                              (d) the snow

2 Despite the darkest evening the poet is

(a) delighted           (b) Optimistic   (c) pessimistic   (d) promissing

3 The word ‘dark’ means

(a) gloomy        (b) wild        (c) hideous               (d) fearless

4 ‘Miles to go’ means

(a)    he has to travel miles together

(b)   he has to accomplish many tasks

(c)    promises to make

(d)   crosses through the dark woods

5 The woods belonged to

(a) a rustic fellow                            (b) an urbanite

(c) the forest officer                        (d) the forest staff

6 Choose the correct alternative

We ____ to the zoo when he called on us

(a) went          (b) have gone    (c) had gone        (d) were going

7 Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom

‘To give a rap on the knuckles’

(a) To eulogise  (b) To chastise    (c0 To condemn    (d) To rebut

8 Choose the word ‘Opposite’ in meaning to the given word


(a) Flat       (b) protuberant           (c) Full            (d) Concave

9 Choose the grammatically correct sentence

(a)    These three boys hate each other

(b)   Piu lent Rs. 2,000 to Sudhir

(c)    I, you and he belong to the same village

(d)   Anyone of the two students can solve this sum

10 Choose the correct ‘Preposition’

Parents are often blind _____ the faults of their children

(a) of               (b) about              (c) to                  (d) for

11 Choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in “passive voice”

What did she eat?

(a)    What did the eaten by her?

(b)   What is eaten by her?

(c)    What was eaten by her?

(d)   What was eaten by her?

12 Name the figure of speech in the following line

“My slate remains blank in spite of writing.”

(a) oxymoron      (b) paradox          (c) repetition              (d) climax

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. The appropriate alternative has been mentioned against the number given below  – (Q.No. 13 to 17 )

New industries supported by foreign interests —(13) — offer —-(14) — salaries to their employees at all levels of responsibility than —(15)—locally owned industries. They need —(16)—people and are—(17)—to pay high wages to retain them.

13 (a) seldom                         (b) hardly             (c) never           (d) usually
14 (a) better                (b) comparable        (c) unreasonable   (d) proportionate
15 (a) did                (b) do                   (c) their                     (d) does
16 (a) less                (b) local              (c) more                   (d) talented
17 (a) bound            (b) willing          (c) forced                 (d) reluctant
18 Choose the correct alternative

Hero is one of the best pens

(A)  Very few pens are as good as Hero

(B)  No other pen is as good as Hero

(C)  Hero is better than any other pens

(a) Only (A) is correct                  (b) Only (B) is correct

(c) Both (A) &(B) are correct      (d) Both (A) & (C) are correct

19 Choose which part has an error

He has seen (A)/ the picture (B)/ yesterday (C)/ No error (D)

(a) A                      (b) B                  (c) C                 (d) D

20 Choose the appropriate alternate

He set __________example before ____________others

(a) an, a         (b) an, no article         (c) an, the             (d) an , an

21 Choose the one which is nearest in meaning to the given word –“Vernal”

(a) Dirty       (b) luxuriant       (c) Spring like         (d) Prone

22 Choose the most suitable alternative

Successful people are genuinely very efficient in ______ their  tasks.

(a) making         (b) attaining        (c) accomplishing    (d) achieving

23 Choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in ‘Indirect Speech’ –

Snehal said, “Excellent !”

(a)    Snehal exclaimed that it is excellent.

(b)   Snehal exclaimed that it is excellent!

(c)    Snehal said that it was excellent !

(d)   Snehal exclaimed that it was excellent.

24 Choose the correctly spelt word

(a) Appalation     (b) Appelation   (c) Appellation    (d) Appalation

25 Choose the most suitable one word for the given expression

‘ A man of odd habits ‘

(a) Eccentric            (b) cynical               (c) Introvert        (d) Moody

Answer –


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
b b a b a c b d b c d b d
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
a c d b a a b c c d c a



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