ITC Sample Verbal Questions

Directions (1-3): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
    1. collaborate
    2. commemorate
    3. collate
    4. chocolate
    Answer:  Option A.
    Correct spellings of other words are : commemorate, collate and chocolate.
    1. circuiteous
    2. clairvoyant
    3. chivelery
    4. cavalcade
    Answer: Option  B.
    Correct spellings of other words are. : circuitous, chivalry and cavalcade.
    1. severety
    2. sovereignity
    3. superiorly
    4. Serenity
    Answer: Option  D.
    Correct spellings of other words are : severity, sovereignty arid superiority.
    DIRECTIONS for questions (4 - 5): In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error.
    1. It is time you
    2. decide on your next
    3. course of action.
    4. No error
    Answer: Option  B.
    It is time/It is high time is followed by the clause, in simple past that shows present time. Hence, decided on your next should be used.
    1. He who has suffered most
    2. for the cause.
    3. let him speak.
    4. No error
    Answer:  Option  C.
    Replace let him speak by should be allowed to speak.
    Directions (6): In the following questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.
  1. 1. It is the responsibility of parents to teach the young moral values in life
    P. Many children take advantage of their parents' busy schedule.
    Q. This results in children's ignorance of social values.
    R. The reason behind it is that parents are quite busy now a days.
    S. Nowadays parents spend very meager time with children.
    6. As such, the society is going away from the value system.
    1. SRPQ
    2. PQRS
    3. SQRP
    4. SPQR
    Answer: Option  A.
    SRPQ
    Directions (7 - 8): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active Voice/Passive Voice, Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/ Active Voice.
  2. The news has been brought to us by him
    1. He brought us the news.
    2. He has brought us the news.
    3. He was brought the news to us.
    4. We brought the news to him.
    Answer: Option  B.
    He has brought the news to us.
  3. Not a word was spoken by the criminal in self-defense.
    1. The criminal spoke not a word in self-defense.
    2. The criminal in self-defense spoke no word.
    3. The criminal did not speak a word in self-defense.
    4. The criminal spoke in self-defense not a word.
    Answer: Option C
    The criminal did not speak a word in self-defence.
    Directions (9 - 10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
  4. Intrepid
    1. hesitant
    2. fearless
    3. extrovert
    4. rash
    Answer: Option  B.
    The word Intrepid (Adjective) means : very brave; not afraid of danger or difficulties; fearless.
  5. Prodigal
    1. exclusive
    2. productive
    3. lavish
    4. Carefree
    Answer: Option C.
    The word Prodigal (Adjective) means: too willing to spend money or waste time, energy or materials; extravagant; lavish.

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