LIC English Questions with answers

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LIC English Questions with answers

Directions (For Questions 1 to 4): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which express the correct meaning of the given word printed in bold.


1.  Encompassing

a) Surrounding

b) Incorporating   (Ans)

c) Enveloping

d) Accepting


2. Prudence

a) Wisdom    (Ans)

b) Gentleness

c) Providence

d) Pride


3. Fetter

a) Restore

b)  Lavish

c) Squander

d) Chain    (Ans)


4. Diligent

a) Slack

b) Steady

c) Careful

d) Laborious     (Ans)


Directions (For Question 5 and 6) : In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which is the most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold


5. Commendable

a) Invaluable

b) Undeserved

c) Unreliable

d) Unworthy     (Ans)


6. Frugality

a) Luxury

b) Extravagance     (Ans)

c) Providence

d) Familiarity


7. Substitute a single word for One who hates mankind

a) Mercenary

b) Philanthropist

c) Neurotic

d) Misanthropist     (Ans)


8. Substitute a single word for ‘Violation of something holy and sacred’

a) Pollution

b) Pilferage

c) Sacrilege     (Ans)

d) Pittance


9. Fill in the blank with a suitable word

He was apprised ……… the latest developments on the war front

a) of     (Ans)

b) about

c) on

d) for


10. Find out the word which is spelt incorrect

a) Proficient

b) Efficient

c) Sufficient

d) Magnificient     (Ans)

Qs. 11-15. Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the  answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
11.  The price of (1) all petroleum products (2) is controlled (3) by the government. (4) No error. (5)

(Ans : 5) No error.

12.  There is a (1) tax benefit for (2) the income of (3) senior citizens. (4) No error. (5)

(Ans : 2) ‘tax benefit on’.

13.  In my opinion (1) Vikas has (2) failed to follow (3) none of the instructions. (4) No error.(5)

(Ans : 4) ‘any of the instructions’.


14.  At least of (1) three per cent of (2) those who applied (3) will be selected. (4) No error. (5)

(Ans : 1) ‘At least’.


15.  He was (1) well known economist (2) who usual wrote (3) for international journals. (4) No error. (5)

(Ans : 3) ‘who usually wrote’.


Qs. 16-20. Which of the phrases (1),(2),(3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer


16.  Occupying by many meetings, he did  not reach home till late.

(1) By occupying

(2) While occupied

(3) Occupation of

(4) Occupied with (Ans)

(5) No correction required


17.  We were nervous while the auditor was going by the accounts.

(1) had gone through

(2) was going over (Ans)

(3) gone through

(4) went by

(5) No correction required


18.  Parents have to take some of this precaution while allowing their children to use the internet.

(1) each of these precaution

(2) every precautions

(3) all these precaution (Ans)

(4) No correction required

(5) No correction required


19.  An employee will get the incentive, only if he deserves it.

(1) he himself deserves

(2) they deserving it

(3) he deserved for it

(4) he was deserving

(5) No correction required  (Ans)


20.  Sunita has been posted in Chennai, where is her birthplace.

(1) which is her (Ans)

(2) that is her

(3) that she has

(4) there is her

(5) No correction required


Qs. 21-25. Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) The old lady however refused to pay him and was taken to court.

(B) The doctor, confident of his abilities, agreed.

(C) Finally he cured her after all the valuable furniture had been removed from her house.

(D) He then saw her furniture, realized its value and decided to delay curing her till he could steal it.

(E) A blind old lady promised to pay the doctor a large sum of money if she was cured and nothing if she wasn’t.

(F) She was asked why she refused to pay by the judge.  “I am not  cured. I cannot see all my furniture!” was the reply.


21.  Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?

(1) B

(2) C

(3) D

(4) E

(5) F (Ans)


22.  Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(1) B

(2) C

(3) D (Ans)

(4) E

(5) F


23.  Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A (Ans)

(2) B

(3) C

(4) D

(5) E


24.  Which of the following should be the  SECOND  sentence after rearrangement?

(1) A

(2) B   (Ans)

(3) C

(4) D

(5) E


25.  Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(1) B

(2) C

(3) D

(4) E (Ans)

(5) F


Qs. 26-30.  In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3), and (4). One of these four words printed in bold  may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word, which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) i.e. ‘All Correct’ as your answer.


26.  There were many objectives (1) from employees to the proposal (2) to amend (3) the regulations. (4) All correct (5).

(Ans : 1) ‘objections’

27.  Since he has provided (1) over halve (2) the finance for the infrastructure (3) he should be in charge. (4) All correct (5).

(Ans : 2) ‘half’

28.  The scheme permits (1) investors (2) to buy the shares from foreign (3) companies at a ficsed. (4) price, All correct (5).

(Ans : 4) ‘fixed’

29.  A leader who relies (1) on his team members (2) for advice  (3) is respected. (4) All correct (5).

(Ans : 5) All correct

30.  He is in complete (1) agreement (2) with your analyze (3) of the situation. (4) All correct (5).

(Ans : 3) ‘analysis’


Qs. 31-40. In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Most of the employees had no (31) in the oil industry. Employees were paid a (32) salary but they were loyal and hardworking. They often worked without breaks – they once worked (33) for 72 hours to discharge oil from a Russian tanker. (34) made the difference was the support they (35) from their bosses. On (36) occasions the barrier between boss and subordinate vanished. We all worked like a team and (37) unexpected results. The air force (38) presented a letter of (39) to the determined (40) poorly paid employees have built the company into what it is today.


31.  (1) practise

(2) contact

(3) discipline

(4) experience (Ans)

(5) knowledge


32.  (1) minor

(2) low  (Ans)

(3) less

(4) cheaper

(5) little


33.  (1) continuously (Ans)

(2) fully

(3) running

(4) near

(5) slowly


34.  (1) Which

(2) They

(3) What (Ans)

(4) There

(5) That


35.  (1) showed

(2) taken

(3) wanted

(4) needed

(5) received  (Ans)


36.  (1) any

(2) many (Ans)

(3) couple

(4) regularly

(5) this


37.  (1) achieve

(2) seen

(3) given

(4) contribute

(5)  produced  (Ans)


38.  (1) was

(2) yet

(3) even (Ans)

(4) instead

(5) still


39.  (1)  compliment

(2) thank

(3) regret

(4) appreciation  (Ans)

(5) reward


40.  (1) though (Ans)

(2) not

(3) enough

(4) beside

(5) despite

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