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English Question and Answer for Competitive Exams

Directions: In Question Nos, 1 and 2, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

1. (A) Accessible
(B) Akcessible
(C) Accesseble
(D) Accesible

2. (A) Camouflage
(B) Camaflouge
(C) Cemoufleae
(D) Cemouflage

Directions: In Question Nos. 3 to 12, you have two brief passages with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Passage – I (Q. Nos. 3 – 7)
The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a  simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that  he is of the latter  category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees an ears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody -goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surrondings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else's back better than our own. We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We alwaysquestion the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, 'I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not compliments.' I wish people would mean it.

3. The negative side of the critical faculty is that
(A) it makes us critical of others.
(B) it makes us critical of ourselves.
(C) it sounds dignified but it is not actually so.
(D) it is a tool for creating classificatory division.

4. People who solicit others opinions (about themselves) generally want
(A) effusive compliments
(B) honest criticism
(C) harsh facts
(D) precise feedback

5. The critical faculty is defined as the `most potent one in human make-up' because
(A) it is all pervasive and powerful.
(B) it separates the simpleton from the intelligent man.
(C) it is a help in social transactions.
(D) All of the above

6. What, according to the writer, is the essential link between breathing and the critical faculty?
(A) Both are required in social relations
(B) Both are exercised by human beings
(C) Both grow with age
(D) Both stop with death

7. The self-defined intelligent man defines himself on the basis of
(A) his obvious divergence from the simpleton.
(B) his superior intelligence as a whole.
(C) his possession of the critical faculty.
(D) lar his heightened awareness of his surroundings.

Directions: In Question Nos. 8 to 10, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error

8. A chill wind blew (A)/ and icy fingers of death (B)/ crept up my spine(C) /No error (D)

9. Such rules (A)/ do not apply to (B)/ you and I(C)/ No error

10. The river(A)/has overflown(B)/its banks(C)/No error(D)

1) Ans. (A) Accessible
2) Ans. (A) Camouflage
3) Ans. (A) it makes us critical of others.
4) Ans. (A) effusive compliments
5) Ans. (A) it is all pervasive and powerful.
6) Ans. (B) Both are exercised by human beings
7) Ans. (C) his possession of the critical faculty.
8) Ans. No error (D)
9) Ans. (C) you and I
10) Ans. (B) has overflown
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English Question and Aswer Competitive Exams

1. Anything written in a letter after it is signed is called? 

2. A small house with all rooms on one floor is called?

3. A Short, usually amusing story about some real person or event?

4. A small enclosure for sheep, poultry etc?

5. To cause troops to spread out in readiness for battle?

6. Choose the correct meaning of the idioms in next 5 questions. To keep one's head above water?
To keep out of debt

7. To pay off old scores?
To settle a dispute

8. To talk shop?
To talk about business or professional affairs

9. To fight sky of?
To avoid from a feeling of mistrust

10. To kick the bucket?
To die

Jul 4, 2015

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Current Affairs Online Quiz: 3 July 2015

1. Which state 22 June 2015 declared Blue Mormon as the state butterfly?

2. Shashi Bala who passed away on 21 June 2015 was famous in which sport?

3. Which state government recently declared June 22 as the 'snake bird day'?

4. Who recently won the eighth Halle Open ATP title of Tennis tournament held at Germany?
Roger Federer

5. On 22 June 2015, Parliament of which country came under attack of terrorist?

6. Who recently became the first India born basketball player to be picked in National Basketball Association (NBA)? 
Satnam Singh

7. Bangladesh cricket team recently created history as they, for the first time, clinched a bilateral ODI series win against which country?

8. Which is the world’s biggest employer, according to World Economic Forum report released recently?
United States Department of Defense

9. International Olympic Day was recently celebrated across the world on?
June 23

10. Which Tech giant has recently introduced ‘undo send’ button for its Gmail users?

Jul 3, 2015

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SSC: Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination Solved Paper - Year 2009

General Intelligence

1. Hunger : Food : : Disease : ?
(a) Weakness
(b) Medicine
(c) Sickness
(d) Water

2. Thin : Thick : : Draft : ?
(a) Short
(b) Tall
(c) Broad
(d) Long

3. AN : BO : : LY : ?
(a) KN
(b) JW
(c) MZ
(d) IV

4. ACE : HIL : : MOQ : ?
(a) TVX
(b) TUX
(c) XVT
(d) SUW

5. BDFH : JLNP : : RTVX : ?
(a) BDFH
(b) BDFZ
(c) ZBDF
(d) YZAB

6. 400 : 20 : : 484 : ?
(a) 20
(b) 21
(c) 22
(d) 23

7. 4 : 32 : : 7 : ?
(a) 98
(b) 343
(c) 88
(d) 49

8. 624 : 426 : : 745 : ?
(a) 475
(b) 726
(c) 547
(d) 645

9. w__xw__x__ax__a__wa__
(a) axawxa
(b) aawaxx
(c) aawwxx
(d) waawxx

10. AE, FJ, ? , PT
(a) MN
(b) UV
(c) KO
(d) YZ


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Current Affairs Quiz: 2 July 2015

1. Which state has on 20 June 2015 imposed a ban on the sale of thermocol plates in the state, aimed at Promoting of leaf plates in the state?

2. Which US-based Indian-origin scientist was recently awarded Russia's top technology award in recognition of his work as a major development in energy management?
B Jayant Baliga

3. International Day of Yoga was recently celebrated across the globe on?
June 21

4. Military Exercise named 'Silk Route-2015' which kicked off recently was between which two countries?
China and Srilanka

5. Who was on 21 June 2015 selected for this year's Sangita Kalanidhi award?
Sanjay Subrahmanyan

6. Who recently won the Austrian Grand Prix of F1 2015?
Nico Rosberg

7. World’s largest cruise ship named “Harmony of the Seas” made its maiden entry into water on 19 June 2015 from which country?

8. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 21 June 2015 flagged off India’s first diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) train service with an air-conditioned coach in which city?

9. Suvarnabhumi Airport in which city was recently declared world's fastest WiFi service?

10. World Music Day also called FĂȘte de la Musique was recently observed on?
June 21
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Current Affairs Updates: 1 July 2015

1) Narendra Modi Launched 'Digital India Week' to Empower Citizens via IT:
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 July 2015 launched the "Digital India Week" as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools.
--> The Prime Minister also unveiled a logo for Digital India, an umbrella programme that seeks to transform India into a digitally-empowered, knowledge economy with a host of initiatives for a synchronised and coordinated engagement of the government and its agencies. 

2) Greece became first developed nation to default on IMF debt:
--> Greece became the first advanced economy to default on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) repayment with its failure to repay the roughly $1.8bn to the IMF the largest, single missed repayment in the IMF’s history.
--> The last country to do so was Zimbabwe in 2001 others are Somalia and Sudan.

3) Afghan prez Ghani nominated first female judge to Supreme Court:
--> Afghan President Ashraf Ghani  has nominated a leading lawyer to become the country's first ever female Supreme Court judge although this move has angered some Islamic conservatives.

4) 9th National Statistics Day observed:
--> India on 29 June 2015 observed its ninth National Statistics Day.
--> Theme for the 9th Statistics Day is Social Development.
--> The day organised by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) commemorates the birth anniversary of late Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.

5) IDFC appointed former CAG Vinod Rai as independent director:
--> Infrastructure financing firm IDFC on 30 June 2015 appointed Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), as independent director.
--> The appointment has been made with immediate effect, IDFC said.
--> Rai also worked as Financial Services Secretary.
--> He was director on several boards including the State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank and Life Insurance Corporation of India.
--> IDFC Full Form? - Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd.

6) Facebook Lite for Android launched in India:
--> Social network giant Facebook launched Facebook Lite, a new version of its application for Android phones in India.
--> Facebook Lite is a lighter version of its app which has been optimised for slower data connections and aims at catering the customers of emerging markets.

7) Rahul Agarwal appointed as Managing Director of Lenovo India:
--> Technology major Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations.
--> He succeeds Amar Babu who has been promoted to regional mandate as Chief operating Officer (COO), Asia Pacific and Chairman of Lenovo India.

8) J Jayalalithaa launched first phase of Chennai Metro:
--> First phase of Chennai Metro service was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after she flagged off inaugural train.
--> The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km overhead (elevated) stretch.
--> It connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.

9) Jwala Gutta, Ashwni Ponappa won women’s doubles title of Canada Open Badminton tournament:
--> Indian pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwni Ponappa won the women’s doubles title of the Canada Open Badminton tournament.
--> In the finals match played at Calgary, Canada they defeated Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16.
--> It is their first title of this season.

10) Famous Writer Vishwanath Tripathi chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award:
--> Veteran Writer Vishwanath Tripathi was on 27 June 2015 selected for the 28th Moorti Devi Award for the year 2014 for his book Vyomkesh Darvesh.
--> 'Vyomkesh Darvesh' is a fictional biography of noted Hindi critic Hazariprasad Dwivedi,who is considered  doyen of Hindi language.
--> His other works include Lokwadi Tulsidas, Meera Ka Kavya, Desh ke is Daur Main, Kuch Kahaniyan Kuch Vichar, Ped Ka Hath, Jaisa Kaha Saka and Nagatlai Ka Gaon.
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Books for Postmaster Grade I Exam

POSTMASTER GRADE I Examination books from
Shri. P.Karunanithy,
Retired Superintendent of Post Offices

Guide on  CCS (CCA) and other subjects
Guide on  Compendium of complaints & other subjects
Guide on Manuals  and other subjects
Guide on miscellaneous  subjects
Guide on Acts  and other subjects
General English containing MCQ Questions and Answers
Guide on Post Office Guides containing MCQQuestions and Answers regarding PO Guide Part I , PO Guide Part II and Savings Bank and Savings Certificate matters
Mathematics containing MCQ Questions and Answers
Latest General Knowledge book for the year 2016
Guide for Reasoning from Raman’s  Publications
Questions  and Answers  2011, 2012,2013 & 2014
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume V
Project Arrow office blue book

Total amount for books

Rs. 60/-

Total amount for which M.O is to be remitted 

Money order is to be remitted to the following address:

Madurai 625014


1.Please contact over phone Cell 094433 29681 before placing indent for my books.

2. Please write  particulars of books required and your cell numberin Money order coupon without fail.

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SSC: Arithmetic Solved Paper: Held on 31.08.2008

1. The product of two numbers is 120 and the sum of their squares is 289. The sum of the two numbers is
(a) 23 
(b) 7
(c) 13 
(d) 169

2. Numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, …, 196, 198, 200 are multiplied together. The number of zeros and the end of the product on the right will be equal to—
(a) 21 
(b) 22
(c) 24 
(d) 25

3. A takes twice as much time as B and thrice as much as C to complete a piece work. They together complete the work in 1 day. In what time, will A alone complete the work. 
(a) 9 days 
(b) 5 days
(c) 6 days 
(d) 4 days

4. 2 men and 1 women together can complete a piece of work in 14 days, while 4 women and 2 men together can do it in 8 days, how much should a women get per day?
(a) Rs. 400 
(b) Rs. 450
(c) Rs. 480 
(d) Rs. 360

5. If the lengths of the three sides of a triangle are 6 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm, then the length of the median to its greatest side is
(a) 8 cm 
(b) 6 cm
(c) 5 cm 
(d) 4.8 cm

6. The surface areas of two spheres are in the ration 4 : 9. Their volumes will be in the ratio 
(a) 2 : 3 
(b) 4 : 9
(c) 8 : 27 
(d) 64 : 729

7. The discount series 10%, 20%, 40% is equivalent to a single discount of
(a) 50% 
(b) 56.8%
(c) 60% 
(d) 62.28%

8. A shopkeeper allows 4% discount on his marked price. If the cost price of an article is Rs. 100 and he has to make a profit of 20%, then his marked price must be
(a) Rs. 96 
(b) Rs. 120
(c) Rs. 125 
(d) Rs. 130

9. The ratio of the quantities of sugar, in which sugar costing Rs. 20 per kg. and Rs. 15 per kg. should be mixed so that there will be neither loss nor gain on selling the mixed sugar at the rate of Rs. 16 per kg. is
(a) 2 : 1 
(b) 1 : 2
(c) 4 : 1 
(d) 1 : 4

10. A sum of Rs 86, 700 is to be divided among A, B and C in such a manner that for every rupee that A gets, B gets 90 paise and for every rupee that B gets. C gets 100 paise. B’s share will be
(a) Rs. 26, 010 
(b) Rs. 27, 000
(c) Rs. 28, 000 
(d) Rs. 28, 090

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Current Affairs Question and Answer

1) Eminent scientist CNR Rao was recently conferred 'Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star', the highest civilian award of which country?

2) Which country has recently produced the world's first electric passenger aircraft to gain an airworthiness certificate?

3) Which Bank on 18 June 2015 launched a 10-second paperless instant loan plan for its existing customers?

4) Name the Indian-origin MP who was on 18 June 2015 re-elected as chairman of UK Parliament committee?
Keith Vaz

5) What was India's rank among 162 countries in the 2015 Global Peace Index released recenty?

6) Name the internet-based platform that enables customers to book their foreign exchange transactions online, launched by State Bank of India on 19 June 2015?

7) Which club recently won the National Basketball Association (NBA) title?
Golden State warriors

8) World Refugee Day was observed every year on?

9) Ramachandra Guha who was recently selected for Japan's prestigious Fukuoka Prize in the Academic category was related to which field?

10) European Southern Observatory(ESO) on 20 June 2015 named a galaxy after which famous footballer?
Cristiano Ronaldo

Jul 1, 2015

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Guides for LGO examination from MTS / Postman to the cadre of Postal Assistant


Paper I :: General English and Grammar, Arithmetic & Tabulation
Paper II Postal/Mail Office operations with reference to Post Office Guides

Shri. P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs has prepared guides for LGO examination to the cadre of Postal Assistant as per latest syllabus. Previous years questions and answers were incorporated in the guides. His study materials elevate so many officials to higher level in the Department of Posts.

Guide for General English
Rs. 150/-
Guide for Post Office Guides
Rs. 150/-
Guide for Mathematics
Rs. 250/-
  Rs.  50/-
Total amount to be remitted
Rs. 600/-
All books are in English version only

To get the books by Registered Post, please remit Rs. 600/- Six hundred only by Money Order to the following address:

Madurai 625014


 Please write the particulars of books required and your cell number inMoney order coupon without fail.

Appreciation letter from Shri. KULDIP PATIL, Postman, Goregaon East SO 400063 to Shri. P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs.

          I am Kuldip Patel , from Mumbai North West Division, Mumbai. Sir, I took books from you for LGO examination. I place at third in my division scoring 154 marks. Books are very useful and helpful in achieving my success in LGO examination.

Thanking you for books.
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