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

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Directions Given below are some idioms/phrasen followed by four alternative meanings to each. Choos the response tn), (b), (e) or (d) which is the most appropriate expression and mark your response in the Answer Sheet accordingly

Q81. Be out for the count
(a) Sleeping deeply
(b) Counting money carefully
(c) To count each step one takes
(d) To be very happy

Q82. Go by the book
(a) To buy a book of one’s choice
(b) To understand the book
(c) To follow someone who reads books
(d) To follow rules exactly

Q83. Double-talk
(a) Interfering while someone is talking
(b) Speaking with double meaning
(c) Speaking to confuse people and avoid truth
(d) Talking repeatedly and annoying people

Q84. At somebody’s elbow
(a) To be dominated by someone
(b) To be near someone in order to help
(c) To be kept in house
(d) To make people important

Q85. Treading on eggshells
(a) Taking care of eggs to save the lives of young chicks
(b) Intending to grow very fast
(c) Making best bets in one’s trade
(d) To be careful in speech and actions

Q86. Everyone and his brother
(a) An individual and all his relatives
(b) To think about universal brotherhood
(c) A large number of people
(d) To treat people as relatives

Q87. Feet of clay
(a) Very soft feet
(b) Difficulty in running
(c) Slow in action
(d) Hidden faults

Q88. Feel the pinch
(a) Being hurt and wounded by someone
(b) To remain silent on injustice
(c) Having financial problems all of a sudden
(d) Feeling disappointment.

Q89. The feathers fly
(a) To add more success to one’s career
(b) To fight and argue a lot
(c) To lead a carefree life
(d) To get into a romantic relationship

Q90. A foregone conclusion
(a) A generous gift
(b) A confusing idea
(c) An obvious speculation
(d) An inevitable result

ORDERING OF WORDS IN A SENTENCE

Directions: Each of the following items in this section consists of a sentence, parts of which have been jumbled. These parts have been labelled as P, Q, R and S. Given below each sentence are four sequences, namely (a), (b), (c) and (d). You are required to re-arrange the jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response accordingly.

Q91. as soon as the government was pressed to do something for the poor the session commenced
P Q R S
(a) QRSP
(b) RQPS
(c) PSQR
(d) SQRP

Q92.they do not come within my subject lightly esteemed by me if I don’t speak to them, it’s because and not because they are
P Q R S

(a) SPRQ
(b) QHPS
(c) RSPQ
(d) RPSQ

Q93.no magnanimous victor the fortune of war had put in his power so cruelly would treat those whom
P Q R S
(a) PQRS
(b) PSQR
(c) SQRP
(d) RPQS

Q94. call in question whatever else one may say of him no one dare his honesty of purpose
P Q R S
(a) QSPR
(b) SPRQ
(c) QRPS
(d) PQRS

Q95. has become ever since the COVID-19 pandemie began, a fixture of everyday life calibrating disease-related risk
P Q R S
(a) QSPR
(b) SRQP
(c) PQRS
(d) QPRS

Q96. late sisties he still enjoys vigorous he is in hin health; although P R 8
P Q R S
(a) QPRS
(b) SPRQ
(c) QSRF
(d) PQRS

Q97. inviting as the retort of abuse nothing is so easy and and sarcasm but it is a paltry and an unprofitable contest
P Q R S
(a) QRSP
(b) RSPQ
(c) QRPS
(d) QPHS

Q98. introduces antithetical ideas an epigram is a brief and pointed saying that frequently that cause one to think afresh
P Q R S
(a) PQRS
(b) QRPS
(c) SQRP
(d) QPRS

Q99. of antithesis whereby two predicted at once oxymoron is a special form contradictory qualities are
P Q R S
(a) PQRS
(b) PRQS
(c) RPSQ
(d) SPRQ

Q100. and marble; they thus mock him people talk of memorials to him in statues of bronze and belie his message
P Q R S
(a) QRSP
(b) PQRS
(c) QRPS
(d) RQSP


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