NDA (I) Exam 2021 – General Aptitude Test Part – A (Answer Key)

UPSC conducted the NDA (National Defence Academy) I Exam 2021. NDA I 2021 Paper held on 18 April 2021. This paper General Aptitude Test Part A (English) . NDA (I) 2021 General Aptitude Test Answer Key available here.

Exam  – NDA (I) 2021
Organized by – UPSC
Subject – General Aptitude Test
Booklet D
Date of Exam – 18 April 2021

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NDA (I) 2021 Exam Paper (Answer Key)
General Aptitude Test  (Part – A)

Spotting Errors

Directions : Each item in this section has a sentence with three underline on has a sentence with three underlined parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined nere is any error in any underlined part and indicate your response corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your response in the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you should be indicated as (d).

1.
(a) You don’t have
(b) a monopoly on suffering;
(c) other people don’t have problems too.
(d) No error

2.
(a) If you say that someone
(b) you admire has feet of clay,
(c) you mean that they have hidden faults.
(d) No error

3.
(a) He refused to change
(b) his decision;
(c) he refused it point out.
(d) No error

4.
(a) The importance of trade in Mughal times reinforced
(b) the cultural definition of wealth as something
(c) comprising of movable property.
(d) No error

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Answer – (C)

5.
(a) In the nineteenth century,
(b) most traditional scholars
(c) tied to stay clear from the imperial Government.
(d) No error

6.
(a) He began his discussion by pointing over
(b) that men and women
(c) had different biological functions.
(d) No error

7.
(a) Though he is poor,
(b) but he is
(c) honest.
(d) No error


8.
(a) My mother
(b) has been doing
(c) everything for the family.
(d) No error

9.
(a) When learning to dive
(b) it is important
(c) to relax in between and take breaks.
(d) No error

10.
(a) I have the opportunity
(b) to study
(c) in America next year.
(d) No error

Idioms and Phrases

Directions : Given below are some idioms/phrases followed by four alternative meanings to each. Choose the response (a), (b), (c) or (d), whichever is the most appropriate expression and mark your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.

11. 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

12. Palsy-walsy friends
(a) Good friends
(b) Friends who help each other in difficult situations
(c) Friends by choice, and not by chance
(d) Unfriendly

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Answer – (C)

13. Open a Pandora’s box
(a) To do something that causes a lot of new problems that you did not expect
(b) To do something out of compulsion
(c) To do something beyond expectation
(d) To do something out of the box, that causes awards and ceremonies for you

14. Pull your socks up
(a) To get well-dressed for the occasion
(b) Improve your work or behaviour
(c) To speak in an honest way without hesitation
(d) To be in control of an organization, often secretly

15. To get under somebody’s skin
(a) To deceive someone
(b) To admire someone
(c) To annoy someone
(d) To support someone

16. Turn topsy-turvy
(a) To completely change something
(b) To completely evaluate something
(c) To enjoy yourself greatly
(d) To exhaust yourself completely

17. A clarion call
(a) A trumpet call
(b) An intimidating voice
(c) A strong request
(d) An urgent order

18. Fire in the belly
(a) Fear and hatred
(b) Powerful ambition
(c) Love and dedication
(d) Lethargy and indifference

19. A hunky-dory situation
(a) There are serious issues among people
(b) There are no problems and people are happy
(c) There is war and bloodshed all over
(d) There is no work, only enjoyment

20. Give somebody a leg up
(a) To pull someone down
(b) To deceive and betray someone
(c) To help someone for their livelihood
(d) To help someone to be successful

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Answer – (D)

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