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NIACL Assistant English Language

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NIACL Assistant 2018 – Preliminary Examination, conducted in online Mode, has: a duration of 1 hour, a total of 100 questions, a maximum score of 100 marks, and consists of 3 sections, namely – English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. The 3 sections are separately timed and the questions can be attempted in any order. There is a Negative marking in NIACL Assistant Preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the NIACL Assistant Main exam. The below sections gives the detailed information about NIACL Assistant English Language.


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SL. No. Name of the test No of questions Marks Duration
1 Test of English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Test of Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Test of Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100


The NIACL Assistant English Language section in the Prelims, has a total of 30 questions with 30 marks in 20 minutes. Below mentioned are the different categories of expected questions in the Preliminary Exam of NIACL Assistant English Language Section.


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1. Directions: In the following questions, some part of the sentence is underlined. Which of the options given below the sentence should replace the part underlined to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given then choose option E ‘No Correction required’ as the answer.

A good boss does not waste his valuable time finding faults with his subordinates.

    A. finding fault with his subordinates.
    B. to find faults with his subordinates.
    C. to find faults in his subordinates.
    D. finding faults of his subordinates.
    E. No correction required


Answer: Option A


2. Directions: Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

      1) His political career came to an abrupt end with China’s military operation.

      2) He attracted as as repelled.

      3) He was responsible for the debacle.

      4) A man of paradoxes, Menon remained an enigma.


    A. 4312
    B. 1342
    C. 4213
    D. 4132


Answer: Option C


3. Directions: Sentence Completion

Archaeology is a poor profession; only ____ sums are available for excavating sites and even more ____ amounts for preserving the excavations.

    A. Paltry – meager
    B. Miniscule – substantial
    C. Average – augmented
    D. Judicious – penurious
    E. modest – generous


Answer: Option A


4. Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘D’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

    A. An Indian ship
    B. laden with merchandise
    C. got drowned in the Pacific Ocean.
    D. No error.


Answer: Option C


5. Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate word to form a meaningful sentence.
India’s navy is beginning to see the end product of decades of ______ and a continuing ______ of strategic planning.


    A) agitation, praise
    B) calmness, disdain
    C) confusion, neglect
    D) amazement, despite


Answer: Option C

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