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CAT 1990 Actual Paper
SECTION I
Questions 1 to 5 : Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word / words has been left out. Following each sentence, four words or sets of words lettered a to d have been given. You have to select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful. 1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide us with basic facts of genetic transmission. (a) protoplasm, microscopic (b) globules, fat (c) cytoplasm, minute (d) chromosomes, hereditary 2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents (a) sustained (b) backed out (c) backed up (d) proved 3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied the man to whom I was talking. (a) daring, commanding (b) try, bold (c) ventured, peremptory (d) emboldened, reckless 4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods (a) accompaniment, dearth (b) concomitant, scarcity (c) cause, (d) result, glut 5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored. (a) blow past (b) blow over (c) pass through (d) come to pass Questions 6 to 10 : Choose from among the given alternatives the one which will be a suitable substitute for the underlined expression in each of the following. 6. The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty. (a) mesalliance (b) misalliance (c) elopement (d) romance 7. The victim’s involuntary responses to stimulus proved that he was still living. (a) reactions (b) reflexes (c) feedback (d) communication 8. The art and science of good eating and drinking is now a lost art. (a) Gastronomy (b) Osteopathy (c) Gluttony (d) Cooking 1 CAT 1990 Actual Paper

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9. The thrilling narrative caused the hair on the skin to stand erect. (a) tension (b) horrification (c) terror (d) horror 10. The body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order was like a formidable castle of steel. (a) phalanx (b) phagocyte (c) phenomenon (d) phaeton Questions 11 to 20: Choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given for each question. 11. (a) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced it’s advertising expense. (b) The Excel Company has greatly increased its advertising expense. (c) The Excel Company has greatly enhanced its advertising expense. (d) The Excel Company has greatly increased it’s advertising expense. 12. (a) Today we love, what tomorrow we hate; today we seek, what tomorrow we shun, today we desire, what tomorrow we fear. (b) Today, we love what tomorrow we hate, today, we seek what tomorrow we shun, today, we desire what tomorrow we fear. (c) Today we love what tomorrow we hate, today we seek what tomorrow we shun, today we desire what tomorrow we fear. (d) Today we love what tomorrow we hate; today we seek what tomorrow we shun; today we desire what tomorrow we fear. 13. (a) There’s Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country. (b) There’s Mr. Som, who they say is the best singer in the country. (c) There is Mr. Som, whom they say is the best singer in the country. (d) There is Mr. Som who, they say is the best singer in the country. 14. (a) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear. (b) I am not one of those who believes everything I hear. (c) I am not one of those who believes everything he hears. (d) I am not one of those who believes in everything one hears. 15. (a) The Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in July. (b) The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in July. (c) The Board of Directors shall hold the next meeting in July. (d) The Board of Directors shall hold it’s next meeting in July. 16. (a) The state of his affairs were such as to cause anxiety to his creditors. (b) The state of his affairs was such as to cause anxiety to his creditors. (c) The state of his affairs are such as to cause anxiety to his...
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