Sample Paper for 2015 NIFT entrance Exam GAT

English Test Paper

Directions (1-4): Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words.

(a) Wipe out
(B) Insult

(c) Weaken

(d) Repair

(a) Graceful


(c) Giddy

(d) Other worldly

(a) Foolishness


(c) Misadventure

(d) Error


(a) Vulgar


(c) Refined

(d) Indifferent

Directions (5-8): In each of the following questions, choose the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the given word.

5. JUDICIOUS (a) Unequal

(b) Impure

(c) Unlawful

(d) Indiscreet


(a) Difference


(c) Separation

(d) Appropriateness


(a) Surplus


(c) Presence

(d) Richness


(a) Beg


(c) Snatch

(d) Request

Directions (9-11): In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substituted for the given phrase/sentence.

9. Using of new words.

(a) Coinage
(b) Neologism



Careful in Performing duties
(a) Punctual


(c) Sincere

(d) Pugnacious

11. A thing liable to be easily broken
(a) Breakable


(c) Brittle

(d) Delicate

Directions (12-14): Fill in the blanks in the following sentence by selecting the most appropriate

alternative from amongst the four choices given under each sentence.

12. The bill in the Parliament was by fifty five people. (a) accepted (b) voted
(c) carried (d) opposed

13. His death is a great blow, most terrible to . (a) bear (b) imagine (c) accept (d) sustain

14. The little girl for the light switch in the dark. (a) groped (b) grappled (c) gripped (d) grovelled

Directions (15-17): In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’.

15. If I was you (1)/ I would not have (2)/ committed this blunder. (3)/ No error (4)

16. You will get (1)/ all the information (2)/ if your read this booklet carefully. (3)/ No error (4)

17. He is writing novels (1)/ ever since (2)/ he became a graduate. (3)/ No error (4)

Directions (18-20): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Mahatma Gandhi believed that industrialization was no answer to the problems that plague the mass of India’s poor and that villagers should be taught to be self-sufficient in food, weave their own cloth from cotton and eschew the glittering prizes that the twentieth century so temptingly offers. Such an idyllic and rural paradise did not appear to those who inherited the reins of political power.

18. Mahatma Gandhi’s views opposed industrialization of villages because
(a) it would take away the skill of the villagers.
(b) it would undermine self-sufficiency and destroy the beauty of life of the villagers. (c) it would help the poor and not the rich.
(d) it would affect the culture of the Indians.

19. The meaning of the glittering prizes that the twentieth century so temptingly offers is
(a) replacement of rural by urban interests. (b) absence of violence and corruption.
(c) pursuit of a commercialized material culture. (d) complete removal of poverty.

20. The basis of ‘an idyllic and rural paradise’ is
(a) self-sufficiency in food and clothes and simplicity of life style. (b) supporting those holding powerful political positions.
(c) rapid industrialization of villages.
(d) bringing to the villages the glittering prizes of the twentieth century.

Directions (21-25): In each of the following questions out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:.

(a) Disfigure (b) Slit
(c) Severe (d) Slash


(a) Refine
(b) Extract




(a) Fair


(c) Real

(d) Unusual

(a) Tiresome


(c) Troublesome

(d) Lengthy


(a) Absorb


(c) Receive

(d) Assemble

Directions (26-30): In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the antonym of the given word.


(a) Humility
(b) Cheerfulness




(a) Liberal


(c) Charitable

(d) Generous


(a) Interest


(c) Profit

(d) Concession


(a) Ordered


(c) Compulsory

(d) Essential

(a) Straight-forward


(c) Complex

(d) Plain

Directions (31-35): In each of the following questions, choose the most suitable ‘one word’ for the given expressions.

31. A Man with prejudiced views against religion.
(a) Orthodox (b) Bigot
(c) Fanatic (d) Profane

32. The School or College in which one has been educated.
(c) Anodyne (d) Antibiotic

A Woman whose husband is dead.

(a) Virgin


(c) wedlock (d) widow
(a) Balm (b) Panacea

Directions (36-40): Of the four alternatives given under each Sentence, find the One that best fits into the blank space

36. It to me that She was in curable.
(a) Suggested
(c) happened (b) (d) flashed occurred

I am feeling better today.

(a) too


(c) very

(d) fairly

38. an accident, the train will arrive in time.
(a) Besides (b) Accepting
(c) Despite (d) Barring

39. The Sun at Six this morning.
(a) arose (b) rose
(c) aroused (d) raised

40. Health is too important to be
(a) neglected (b) detested
(c) despised (d) discarded

Directions (41-45): In the following questions, find out which part of the Sentences has an error. It there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’.

41. He says that (1)/ he has a car (2)/ beside a scooter.(3)/ No error(4).

42. Mahatma Gandhi laboured (1)/ to the good (2)/ of humanity.(3)/ No error(4).

43. My answer (1)/ is different (2)/ than Yours.(3)/ No error(4).

44. I am vexed (1)/ at him about what (2)/ he has done.(3)/ No error(4).

45. Children often (1)/ quarrel on (2)/ petty issues.(3)/ No error(4).

Direction (46-50): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Choose the appropriate word in each case:

Do women exercise leadership differently from which men do? And if so, will feminine leadership
…(46)… where masculine leadership does not? A recent study suggests somewhat paradoxically that female managers …(47)… their male counterparts even when the personal characteristics are very similar. Of the two school of thought, the structuralist theory argues that men and women do not receive the same
treatment in the workplace and that stamping out …(48)… bias would stamp out the observed …(49)…. In
contrast the socialization theory contends that men and women experience work as more …(50)… to their lives. These …(6)… explanations apart, today business appears to be undergoing a feminization of leadership.


(a) Affect


(c) Succeed
(d) Progress


(a)Out live

(b)Out work

(c) Out stand

(d) Out work




(c) Gender

(d) Class




(c) Resemblances

(d) Distortions




(c) Trivial (d) Needy

Reasoning Question

51. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ‘PREAMBLE’, each of which has as many letters between them as in the English Alphabet?
a. None b. One
c. Two d. Three
e. More than three
52. How many such letters are there in the word ‘MONKEY’ which remain same in its position, if the letters are arranged in descending order alphabetically?
a. None b. One
c. Two d. Three
e. More than three

53. How many such letters are there in the word ‘MARTINA’ which remain same in its position, if they are arranged in alphabetical order?
a. One b. Two
c. Three d. Four
e. None of these.
54. How many such letters are there in the word ‘TIGER’ which remain same in its position, if the letters are arranged in ascending order alphabetically?
a. None b. One
c. Two d. Three
e. More than three
55. In each vowel in the word ‘SURROUND’ is changed to the previous letter of the English alphabet and each consonant is changed to the next letter in the English alphabet, which of the following will be the second from the right end in the new arrangement?
a. N b. T
c. S d. O
e. E
56. The position of how many alphabets will remain unchanged if each of the alphabets in the word ‘FORGET’ is arranged in alphabetical order from left to right?
a. None b. One
c. Two d. Three
e. More than three
57. in the following list of English alphabets, one alphabet has not been used. Identify the same.
a. V b. I
c. K d. J
Directions Q (58-60) study the following arrangement of numbers, letters and symbols carefully and answer the questions given below.
R @ 2 9 T V A Y 5 & # J 1 P 8 Q $ E 3 * H % 6 W 4 I U Z
58. Four of following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement, and so form a group. Which is one that does not belong to that group?
a. J P & b. E * Q
c. W I % d. 9 V @
e. 1 #
59. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of the nineteenth element from the right end?
a. P b. V
c. W d. 8
e. None of these
60. How many such numbers are there in the given arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a symbol?
a. One b. Two
c. Three d. Four
e. More than four
61. If ‘REASON’ is coded as 5 and ‘BELIEVED’ as 7, what is the code number for ‘GOVERNMENT’?
(1) 10 (2) 6
(3) 9 (4) 8
62. In a certain code, ‘MOUSE’ is written as ‘PRUQC’. How will ‘SHIFT’ written in same code?
(5) None of these
63. If ‘CARPET’ is coded as ‘TCEAPR’ then ‘NATIONAL’ will be coded with?
64. In a certain code, ‘CLOCK’ is written as ‘XOLXP’. How will ‘LOTUS’ written in same code?
(5) None of these
65. In a certain code, ‘LATE’ is written as ‘VGZO’. How will ‘SHINE’ written in same code?
(5) None of these

66. If ‘LOFTY’ is coded as ‘LPFUY’ then ‘DWARF’ will be coded with?
(5) None of these
67. In a coding system ‘JUNE’ is written as ‘PQRS’ and ‘AUGUST’ is written as ‘WQFQMN’. How can ‘GUEST’ be written in the same coding language?
(5) None of these
68. If in code language, ‘PARENT’ is written as ‘BDFGJK’ and ‘CHILDREN’ is written as ‘MOXQUFGJ’, How is ‘REPRINT’ written in that same code?
69. In a code language, ‘RAIN’ is written as ‘TCKP’. How is ‘CLOUD’ written in that code?
70. If in code language, ‘MACHINE’ is coded as ’19-7-9-14-15-20-11’. How is ‘DANGER’ written in the same code?
(1) 11-7-20-16-11-24 (2) 13-7-20-9-11-25
(3) 10-7-20-13-11-24 (4) 13-7-20-10-11-25
Choose Odd Man Out :-
71. (1) Unicorn (2) Rhino
(3) Fox (4) Antelope (5) Jackal

72. (1) Swimming (2) Sailing
(3) Diving (4) Driving (5) Boating

73. (1) Gallon (2) Ton
(3) Quintal (4) Kilogram

74. (1) Ring (2) Tyre
(3) Plate (4) Bangle (5) Rubber Tube

75. (1) Huge (2) Tiny
(3) Heavy (4) Small (5) Big

76. (1) Rigveda (2) Samaveda
(3) Yajurveda (4) Ayurveda (5) Atharveda

77. (1) Pen (2) Marker
(3) Pencil (4) Paper

78. (1) Graph (2) Chart
(3) Model (4) Drawing (5) Figure

79. (1) Triangle (2) Tangent
(3) Square (4) Rhombus (5) Pentagon

80. (1) Asia (2) Australia
(3) America (4) Africa (5) England
DIRECTIONS (Q. No. 81-88) In each of the following questions, there is same relationship between two given words on one side of ‘::’ and one word is given on another side of ‘::’ while another word is to be selected from the given alternatives having the same relationship with the word, as the words of the given pair bear.
Choose the correct alternative.
81. In English alphabet, ‘BDG’ is to ‘CFJ’ in the same way as ‘EGJ’ is to?
(1) FIL (2) FJM
(3) FIM (4) FIN
(5) None of these
82. EGIK : LJHF :: SUWY : ?
(1) ZXVT (2) TVXZ
(3) LNPR (4) MOQS

83. AFHO : GBDJ :: CHFM : ?
(1) GBIM (2) GBLD
(3) GPLD (4) IDBH
84. 1,2,4,7 : 3,4,6,9 :: ? : 2,3,5,8
(1) 0,1,3,6 (2) 2,4,5,8
(3) 1,3,4,7 (4) 3,5,6,8
85. 20 : 11 :: 102 : ?
(1) 49 (2) 52
(3) 61 (4) 98
86. 3 : 27 :: 4 : ?
(1) 16 (2) 64
(3) 32 (4) 28
87. 6524 : 6465 :: 9638 : ?
(1) 9825 (2) 9736
(3) 9697 (4) 9579
(5) None of these.
88. 64 : 144 :: 256 : ?
(1) 16 (2) 32
(3) 400 (4) 336
89. Fodder : Cattle :: ?
(1) Pen : Ink (2) Ball : Stick
(3) Fruit : Juice (4) Grass : Horse
90. Which of the following has the same relationship as Sailor : Compass :: ?
(1) Student : Exam (2) Doctor : Stethoscope
(3) Pen : Officer (4) Painter : Artist
(5) Bricks : Plumber
91. A, P, C, Q, E, R, G,?, ?
a. S, I b. H, I c. I, S d. T, J

92. Y, B, T, G, O, ?
a. N b. M c. L d. K
93. M, N, O, L, R, I, V, ?
a. A b. E c. F d. H
94. AZ, BY, CX, D, ?
a.E b. W c. R d. F
95. CD, HI, MN, ?
a. QS b. RS c. OP d. PQ
96. AC, EG, IK, MO, ?
a. PR b. QS c. QR d. PS e. None of these

97. DHL, PTX, BFJ, ?
a. CGK b. KOS c. NRV d. RVZ

98. UA, BG, IL, PP, WS, ?
a. DU b. FW c. QX d. ZY
99. FLU, GMV, HNW, IOX, ?
a. JYP b. WYP c. WPY d. JPY e. None of these
100. BMW, DNV, FOU, ?
a. GHO b. GPS c. HPS d. HPT

G.K. Question

Q.101 Which Publication House has launched a book titled as First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhawan?
Q.102 Who has become first female four star admiral in US Navy?
Q.103 Which of the two commodities has been included in Essential Commodities Act 1955 ?
Q.104 Supreme Court has directed restoration of which lake to Jammu Kashmir government?
Q.105 At which place First Aid Post has been inaugurated to facilitate first aid services to Government employees?
Q.106 Who has become first Indian American Dean of Berkeley law school?
Q.107 Name the periodical started by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1870 which has currently launched its online edition.?
Q.108 Who has been appointed as the New Chairman of International Cricket Council?
Q.109 What is the measure of the smallest force detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkely National Laboratoary and the University of California Berkely, using a combination of lasers and a unique optical trapping system?
Q.110 Which Indian shuttler has won the USD 7,50,000 Star Australian Super Series?
Q.111 Which of the country has banned use of Burqa in the country?
Q.112 Which of the social networking site is going to shut down its operation from 30th September?
Q.113 Which of Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as 47th Tiger reserve of India ?
Q.114 Which of Indian Pistol Shooter has been ranked no 1 in the world ?
Q.115 Which animal has been declared as state animal of Rajasthan ?
Q.116 Which of the country has announced 1 billion euro credit line to India ?
Q.117 M K Naraynan has resigned from the post of Governor of which state?
Q.118 After whose name a Mountain in Antarctica has been named by USA?
Q.119 Who has won Liberty Medal for 2014 ?
Q.120 National Doctor’s Day is observed on ?
Q.121 Which of the country has launched operation Zarb-e-azab (strike of prophet’s sword) ?
Q.122 India has been developing “Maitri missile programme” with which country?
Q.123 Who has won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker Title 2014 ?
Q.124 Who has won Autralian Open Super Series Title 2014 of Badminton?
Q.125 India has ratified Additional Protocol with which one of the international organisation ?
Q.126 Which of the French Satellite has been launched by PSLV C23 ?
Q.127 Which of the Indian College has become first to include third gender in its application form ?
Q.128 Who has been appointed as next President of European commission ?
Q.129 Which of the Indian origin student’s experiment will be sent by NASA in to space?
Q.130 Which of the state has launched Amma Pharmacies to provide low cost medicine ?
Q.131 Who has been appointed as first Chairman of International Cricket Council ?
Q.132 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking is observed on ?
Q.133 “Project Android One” of Google is aimed?
Q.134 35th National Games will be held in which state?
Q.135 Who has been honoured with “Legion of the honour” by French Government ?
Q.136 Which of the indian origin person has been awarded International Radio Prize ?
Q.137 Which of the country has developed world’s first Android Newscasters named as Kodomoroid?
Q.138 Which of the anti cancer drug of USA firm has been denied patent by Indian Patent office ?
Q.139 Which of the state has approved 33 % quota for women in police force ?
Q.140 Which of the PSUs have been given Navaratna status?
Q.141 Which of the Indian origin judge has been appointed as Attorney General of Singapore?
Q.142 With which country India has signed agreement for setting up Industrial Zone in India?
Q.143 Who has withdrawn his consent for appointment as Supreme Court Judge ?
Q.144 Which organisation releases World Investment Report?
Q.145 Who has been appointed as chairman of Coal India Limited?
Q.146 Which of the Indian Airlines has joined Star Alliance Group?
Q.147 Project ”Mausam” of Cultural Ministry is related to?
Q.148 Who has been chosen for the Pen Pinter Prize 2014 ?
Q.149 Who is the winner of FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014 ?
Q.150 Who has been ranked 1 in ICC ODI batsman ranking?

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