PSA Practice PaperGrade IX & X
Time Allowed : 2 hrs Maximum Marks : 90General Instructions:
This Paper contains 60 questions divided into three sections A,B and C. A candidate isrequired to attempt all the three sections . There are 24 questions in Section A , 18questions in Section B and 18 questions in Section C.
Section A :
Language conventions( Questions 1 to 24)
Section B :
Qualitative Reasoning( Questions 25 to 42)
Section C :
Quantitative Reasoning(Questions 43 to 60)2.All the three sections contains Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs). Some of these are passage based MCQs whereas others are stand alone MCQs. Each of these questions hasfour options out of which only ONE option is correct. A candidate has to select thecorrect option and fill the corresponding number in the Answer Sheet against thequestion.3.Each Question carries 1.5 marks. For each correct response, the candidate will get 1.5marks. There is no negative marking for any of the questions and unattempted questionsearns no mark.
SECTION-A (LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS)Note: This section of the question paper contains 24 questions each in EnglishLanguage .A candidate is required to attempt all the 24 questions .English Language- Questions 1 to 24Direction (1- 8): Complete the passage correctly by choosing a suitable optionfor each of the numbered blanks.
Birds have an (1) inborn (2) ability to fly. That is, you do not (3) ought to teach a bird tofly. Yet, if a bird meets with an accident, it might get (4) incapicetated (for flying). It(5) weakens you in some way, so that you (6) cannot do (7) certain things. The bird may be (8) inclined
to fly, but it can‟t.
Which of the following could replace „inborn‟ as used in t
he passage above?(a)born (b) instinct (c) innate (d) extraordinary2.
Which of the following could replace „ability‟ as used in the passage above?
(a)desire (b) inefficiency (c) willingness (d) skill3.
Which of the following could replace „ought to‟?
(a)should (b) have (c) need (d) require4.
Which of the following is the correct spelling of
(a)imcapitated (b) incepicitated (c) incapeteted (d) incapacitated5.
Which of the following is the opposite in meaning to „weakens‟ as used in the passage
above?(a)underestimate (b) fragile (c)fumble (d) strong/