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Building Standards in Educational and Professional Testing

SAMPLE PAPER
Question (1) following the passage refers to the numbered sentences in the passage. Answer the question by choosing the best alternative using logic and organization.
1 When

television is good, nothing-not the theater, not the magazines or
2

newspapers-nothing is inferior.
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But when television is bad, nothing is

worse. invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there without a book, magazine, newspaper, or anything else to distract you. 1. The word inferior in sentence 1 should be A. B. C. D. E. Left as it is Changed to Changed to Changed to Changed to worse the best anterior better

Each of the following questions consists of a sentence with all or part of the sentence underlined. Following the requirements of standard written English, select (A) if the original is best; otherwise choose the best phrase from the options
2. When automatic teller machines were first installed in the 1980s, bank officials promised they would be faster, more reliable, and less prone to make errors than their human counterparts. A. B. C. D. E. they would be faster, more reliable, and less prone to make errors they would be faster, more reliable, and that they would be less prone for making errors the machines would be faster, more reliable, and less prone to make errors the machines were faster, more reliable, and errors would occur much less faster, more reliable machines, and that errors would be less prone

Read each group of sentences, then choose the best answer to the question or the best completion of the statement.
Sample Paper SBP 1

Then. unreliable. The second sentence A. According to the passage. The model citizen was no longer someone who was thrifty. buying only what he or she needed. To help promote the sale of these items. People who save their money are respectable. presents an exception. professional athletes played for love of the game. Borrowing and being in debt were viewed as a moral failing. If they could not afford an item right away. the economy changed. People who borrow money for necessities are careless and unreliable. 5. makes a comparison C. What does the second sentence do? A. Thrift and saving were highly prized. makes a comparison. contradicts the first sentence D. people's attitudes toward debt and spending changed. almost as a disgrace. raises a doubt about the validity of the first sentence E. D. cars. which they could pay back in installments. Read the passage to answer questions 5-8 At the turn of the twentieth century. football. oil companies. draws a conclusion. Riaz is an English teacher. C. Prof. People were respected less for being thrifty than for knowing how to use their money to buy as many things as possible— an attitude that persists at the turn of the twenty-first century. 6. and people who needed to borrow to make ends meet were seen as careless. E. Today the superstars of baseball. and other things that individuals buy. a store or a bank might lend them the money. and golf are big businessmen. and other companies that produced basic goods and services. C. The focus in the economy as a whole was on developing large corporations like railroads. household appliances.Building Standards in Educational and Professional Testing 3. At the same time. the economy was increasing its focus on consumer goods— clothing. which of the following is NOT a belief that was commonly held in the early twentieth century? A. in the 1920s. Owing someone money is a moral failing. Fifty years ago. People who buy as many things as possible are respectable. B. forms a generalization B. consumers were encouraged to buy on credit. Every English teacher is dedicated. D. provides an example. What helped money move more quickly through the economy in the Sample Paper SBP 2 . he is certain to be dedicated. It It It It It gives a definition of the concept. or extravagant. With the development of consumer credit and installment purchases. people's attitudes toward money were far more conservative than they are today. helping money to move more quickly and easily through the economy. is a logical conclusion derived from the first sentence 4. B. therefore. A huge network of banks and financial institutions developed.

D.77 0. B. The The The The growth of railroads growth of banks and financial institutions rate at which people paid back their loans increase in installment purchases 7.39 0. A consumer good A household appliance An extravagant purchase A new invention 8. Extravagant borrowing and spending became highly prized. What is lesser of the two numbers? A. C. in inches? A. The author mentions cars as an example of A.54 centimeters. D. E.The average of x numbers is 15. Spending wisely became more respectable than being thrifty. QUANTITATIVE 9. According to the passage. B.360.If 1 inch = 2.15 3 centimeter equals which of the following 8 11. C.5% 4. B.50. B. C. D. 6. If he pays it back in 12 monthly installments of Rs. C. People used credit to buy only what they needed. -5 -10 -48 -50 12. C. how did the rise of consumer credit change people's attitudes toward debt and spending? A. 1.Building Standards in Educational and Professional Testing 1920s? A. If two of the numbers are each Sample Paper SBP 3 . Attitudes toward debt and spending became more conservative. D. B.5% 10% 5% 10.One number is 5 times another number and their sum is -60. what is his interest rate? A. D. C. A man borrows Rs.95 0.31.38 0. D. B.

C. B. 18. Bhul-e-Shah Sultan Bahu Waris Shah Ustaad Daman Allama Iqbal 17.A fair coin is tossed three times.Insert mathematical signs to complete the equation: 25 _____ 5 _____ 4 = 1 A. E. is the sister of Z. D. +. 18.+ 4 Sample Paper SBP . B B Y X B is the wife of A. The area of the square is 225 cm 2 . D. D. is the mother of Z. is the son of A. 2y y y/x 2y/x 13. C. x. E. Which of the following statements is definitely not true? A. B is the mother of Y. What is the probability that at least one head appears? A.Who was called “the Shakespeare of Punjabi Literature”? A. + -. D. D. C. D. the new average will be increased by how much? A.5 cm 22 cm GENERAL KNOWLEDGE/IQ/CURRENT AFFAIRS 15. 10 27 18 41 16. B.Building Standards in Educational and Professional Testing increased by y. C.Currently the total number of European Union member states is: A.A square and an equilateral triangle have the same perimeter. C. 1/8 7/8 6/8 4/8 14.5 cm 20 cm 20. The sister of X and Z is Y. C. B. B. has one daughter. D. B. What is the length of a side of the triangle? A. C. /. B.A is the father of X. B.

A. what day of the week will fall on 19th of the month? A. New Zealand 21.Building Standards in Educational and Professional Testing 19.If 5th of the month falls two days after Monday. Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 20. B. C. D. Inam-ul-Haq D. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Right Choice E C E E C B A D D E D D B B B C C A A C B Sample Paper SBP 5 . Pakistan C. Abdul Sattar B.Twenty20 World Cup starts in __________ 18 September 2012. Germany B. Sri Lunka D.The present foreign minister of Pakistan is: A. Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri ANSWER KEY Q #. Hina Rebani Kher C.