NDA 2021 (1) General Ability Test Question Paper

Part A is General English with 50 questions. Part B is General Knowledge with 100 questions. There are total 150 questions. The exam was conducted on 18 April, 2021.

Part-A

Synonyms

1. Her smile was contagious.

  • (a) arrogant
  • (b) disrespectful
  • (c) sarcastic
  • (d) catching

2. Her dynamic nature impressed everyone.

  • (a) enduring
  • (b) attentive
  • (c) revolutionary
  • (d) jealous

3. She was lamenting her destiny.

  • (a) celebrating
  • (b) bemoaning
  • (c) blaming
  • (d) making

4. Under his leadership the company grew in an organic manner.

  • (a) natural
  • (b) speedy
  • (c) unusual
  • (d) disciplined

5. His charm lies in his oratory.

  • (a) deceit
  • (b) eloquence
  • (c) looks
  • (d) nobility

6. She is a patron of art and culture.

  • (a) entrepreneur
  • (b) admirer
  • (c) critique
  • (d) backer

Idioms and Phrases

21. Overstep the mark

  • (a) To tell people how successful you are
  • (b) To step into someone else's areas of expertise
  • (c) To upset someone by doing/saying more than you should
  • (d) To do something in an excited way

26. Turn topsy-turvy

  • (a) To completely change something
  • (b) To completely evaluate something
  • (c) To enjoy yourself greatly
  • (d) To exhaust yourself completely

Fill in the blanks

41. There was a time when West Germany was a distinct ___ .

  • (a) policy
  • (b) polity
  • (c) abstract
  • (d) hierarchy

46. The United Nations had ___ 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.

  • (a) ruled
  • (b) ordered
  • (c) foretold
  • (d) declared

Part-B

51. Consider the following statements about Light year

  1. Light year is a unit for measurement of very large distances.
  2. Light year is a unit for measurement of very large time intervals.
  3. Light year is a unit for measurement of intensity of light.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • (a) 1, 2 and 3
  • (b) 2 and 3 only
  • (c) 1 and 2 only
  • (d) 1 only

56. Which one of the following is the chemical formula of Hypobromous acid ?

  • (a) HBrO4
  • (b) HOBr
  • (c) HBr
  • (d) HBrO3

57. The composition of gases in the exosphere is

  • (a) Helium and Hydrogen.
  • (b) Neon and Oxygen.
  • (c) Neon and Hydrogen.
  • (d) Helium and Neon.

66. Which one of the following colors may be obtained by combining green and red colors ?

  • (a) Blue
  • (b) Magenta
  • (c) Pink
  • (d) Yellow

77. A current of 1.0 A is drawn by a filament of an applied electric bulb for 10 minutes. The amount of electric charge that flows through the circuit is

  • (a) 0.1 C
  • (b) 10 C
  • (c) 600 C
  • (d) 800 C

82. Hydrogenation of vegetable oils using nickel catalyst is an example of

  • (a) substitution reaction
  • (b) elimination reaction
  • (c) addition reaction
  • (d) free radical polymerization

89. Twinkling of stars is due to

  • (a) particular frequencies of the starlight.
  • (b) reflection of starlight from the oceanic surface.
  • (c) atmospheric refraction of starlight.
  • (d) magnetic field of Earth.