UPSC CDS Answer Key 2022 – English I CDS 1 2022 Answer Key

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Directions: Following items features one part of the sentence followed by four alternatives. Complete the sentences by choosing the correct alternative.

Q21. I stopped seeing her
(a) for she moved to the city.
(b) as long as she moved to the city.
(c) no sooner than she moved to the city.
(d) because she moved to the city.

Q22. He led the caravan
(a) whenever he wanted to go.
(b) whichever he wanted to go.
(c) wherever he wanted to go.
(d) whomsoever he wanted to go.

Q23. Unless you work harder
(a) you will succumb.
(b) you will pass.
(c) you will fail.
(d) you will be promoted.

Q24. Had I the wings of a bird
(a) I would fly away.
(b) I should fly away.
(c) I will have flown away.
(d) I could have flown away.

Q25.He would be happier
(a) was he more honest.
(b) had he more honest.
(c) should he be more honest.
(d) were he more honest.

Q26. No sooner did I arrive at the airport
(a) then the flight took off.
(b) than the flight took off
(c) did the flight take off.
(d) than the flight shall take off.

Q27. I couldn’t be angry with him
(a) had I tried.
(b) should I try.
(c) if I tried.
(d) even I tried.

Q28. He knows only
(a) so much as I have told him.
(b) whichever I have told him.
(c) S so far as I have told him.
(d) what I have told him.

Q29. As you have made your bed
(a) you must learn to lie.
(b) you must adjust with the situation.
(c) so you must lie on it.
(d) so that you can lie on it.

Q30. The younger man has more money
(a) then brains.
(b) of brains.
(c) than brains.
(d) for brains.


Directions: Each of the following sentences in this section has a blank space with four options. Select whichever preposition or determiner you consider the most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.

Q31. He succeeded _______dint of perseverance and hard work.
(a) in
(b) of
(c) by
(d) with

Q32._______his ill health, he retired from his business.
(a) With regard to
(b) Du
(c) As
(d) Owing to

Q33. These are the good rules to live______
(a) with
(b) by
(c) off
(d) in

Q34. People who are averse_____hard work do not succeed in life.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) of
(d) regarding

Q35. A woman who always connives_______her children to hide their faults, is their worst enemy.
(a) with
(b) by
(c) at
(d) for

Q36. We travelled________Mr. Barthwal’s car.
(a) at
(b) with
(c) inside
(d) in

Q37. Suresh came home______train.
(a) on
(b) with
(c) by
(d) off

Q38. Few things are impossible_______achieve with diligence and skill.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) in
(d) onto

Q39. It is natural for everyone to aspire distinction.
(a) with
(b) about
(c) into
(d) for

Q40. He is liable______his wife’s debts.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) with
(d) at

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