DIRECTIONS (Qs.1-3) : After passage, you will find several
questions based on the passage. First read a passae, and then
answer the questions based on it. You are required to select your
answers based on the content of the passage and opinion of the
While I stood drinking in he beauty of this placid scene I became
conscious of an alteration. In a moment the sole porter emerged
from his midday nap, operated a signal that clanked noisily into
position, and then ambled slowly towards me for my return-halfticket, whilst I remarked that his red amiable face and easygoing
gait were in perfect harmony with the tranquil surroundings. A
wisp of smoke on the horizon with a dark snake crawling beneath
it announced the approach of the train. As it drew nearer, the deep
silence of the place was gradually displaced by a creaking of
brakes and a hissing of steam. Save for myself, no one entered the
train and no one alighted. The porter with leisurely expertness,
trundled a couple of milk churns on board, the door was slammed,
the guard signalled to the driver, and we moved off, leaving the
small station once more to its drowsy silence.
DIRECTIONS (Qs.4-10) : Look at the underlined part of each
sentence. Below each sentence, three possible situations for the
underlined part are given. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better
than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer
Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of
the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your
response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a “No improvement”
response will be signified by the letter (d).
Here, though everybody is plural the word 'who' is
singular and the verb 'has' must be in consistency with
'who'. Also, the sentence is describing an ongoing act,
thus tense should be present. These rules out 'have'
and 'had' respectively. Hence, 'has finished' is most
appropriate, option (c).
The sentence sounds grammatically incorrect as 'have
seen him' should not be followed by the adverb 'last'.
Use of has/have twice in a sentence is unnecessary.
Hence, the most appropriate part is '.. Since I saw him
last'. Option (c)