NTSE Sample Questions : 2016 Chandigarh State (LCT)
Directions for Questions 1 to 5
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
Many millions of people in Delhi reside in shanty-towns and informal dwelling often with garbage bag plastic roofs and walls. There are a large number of unlucky people who live in the streets. After the partition of India there has been large scale illegal migration from Pakistan and Bangladesh and most of these migrants have settled in the slums of Delhi. One such settlement area in Delhi is Seemapuri. There are many lakhs of such people living in very poor conditions here. Many of them are ragpickers and they find the slums of Delhi a far better place than their own villages in Bangladesh due to extreme poverty there.
Poverty and unemployment are the other prominent reasons for migration to the city slums. But due to illiteracy the migrants are not able to get good jobs in the city and remain poor. Exploitation under the feudalistic society of the rural India is another reason why people are forced to leave their land of birth. Due to the lack of development of infrastructure in the villages there are no employments and it widens the gap between the rural and the urban India.
Delhi is ever expanding and one of the serious problems Delhi encounter is lack of quality education to the young population of Delhi. For such a largely populated metropolitan city like Delhi there are just about 100 quality schools. Most of them are public schools run by private management. Though the government had allotted land to these educational institutions at a very cheap rate with a promise that 25% of admissions should be reserved to the poor, not many of the managements fulfil that promise. The fees of these schools are exorbitant that poor people can never get an opportunity to study in these institutions. The government run MCD schools are in such a pathetic condition that they cannot cater to the educational needs of the millions in the emerging world class city, Delhi.
1. Most of the migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh have settled ………………………
(1) In the outskirts of Delhi
(2) In and around Delhi
(3) In the slums of Delhi
(4) In the hub of Delhi
2. The other prominent reasons for migration to the city are ………………………
(2) lack of awareness
(3) poverty and unemployment
(4) lack of education
3. The poor people can never get an opportunity to study in public schools because ………………………
(1) The poor children can’t fit in the public schools atmosphere
(2) Government has no say in such school
(3) Needs of the poor children are different from those of the rich children
(4) The fees of these schools are exorbitant
4. The government run MCD schools cannot cater to the educational needs of the millions of children because ………………………
(1) These schools have inadequate funds
(2) Such schools are placed in very pathetic conditions
(3) Not enough teachers are willing to work in such schools
(4) These schools are located at far off places
5. The words in the passage which means the same as ‘easily noticed or seen’ is
Directions for Questions 6 to 10
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
How you can best improve your English depends on where you live, and particularly, on whether or not you live in an English speaking community. If you hear English spoken everyday and mix freely with English speaking people, that is on the whole an advantage. On the other hand, it is often confusing to have the whole language poured on you at once. Ideally, a step-by step course should accompany or lead up to this experience. It would also help a great deal if you can easily get the sort of English books in which you are interested.
To read a lot is essential. It is stupid not to venture outside the examination set books’ or the textbooks you have chosen for intensive study. Read as many books in English as you can, not as a duty but for pleasure. Choose what is likely to interest you and be sure in advance that it is not too hard. You should not have to be constantly looking up new words in the dictionary, for that deadens interest and hampers real learning. Look up a word here and there, but as a general policy try to guess what words mean from the context. It is extensive and not intensive reading that normally helps you to be interested in extra reading and thereby improve your English.
Some people say that we cannot learn to speak a language better with the help of a book. To believe this is to believe that the spoken language and the written language are quite different things. This is not so. There is a very great deal in common between the two. In learning the patterns and vocabulary of the written from we use are learning to a considerable extent of the spoken form too.
6. What can be on the whole an advantage for improving your English?
(1) Hearing English spoken everyday and mixing freely with English speaking people
(2) Sometimes using English words in your daily routine talks
(3) Language poured on you at once
(4) Studying the language in weekends
7. What should we read to improve our English?
(1) Only textbooks and examination set books
(2) Books with very difficult words
(3) Books which are likely to interest us
(4) Only dictionaries
8. Language can be learnt by
(1) only reading books
(2) only hearing the language
(3) by merely finding meanings of the words
(4) hearing spoken English, reading interesting books and by using the language
9. Which word in the passage has the same meanings as ‘especially’?
10. The word ‘extensive’ means
(1) having wide or considerable extent
(2) highly concentrated
(3) to be different
(4) very small in degree or amount