NDA II 2019 Exam Paper Part – A (English) (Answer Key)

UPSC conduct the NDA (National Defence Academy) II Exam – 2019. NDA II 2019 Paper held on 17 November 2019. This paper is Part A (English). NDA (II) 2019 Part – A (English) Answer Key available here.

Exam  – NDA (II) 2019
Organized by – UPSC
Part – A (English)
Date of Exam – 17th November, 2019 

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UPSC NDA (II) 2019 Exam Paper (Answer Key) 

Part – A (English) 

Synonyms

Directions : Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by four options. Select the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word and mark your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.

1. He is always anxious.
(a) worried
(b) dispassionate
(c) sluggish
(d) torpid

2. The poems of Kabir are ecstatic in nature
(a) efficacious
(b) eerie
(c) rapturous
(d) reverential

3 . Ravi loves seclusion. Therefore, he lives in the mountains.
(a) nature
(b) scripture
(c) seafaring
(d) solitariness

4. Hitler was a despot.
(a) conservative
(b) dictator
(c) passionate
(d) monstrous

5. The imagery used in the poem is vivid.
(a) lively
(b) inert
(c) ebullient
(d) caustic

6. A human being is always vulnerable to other human beings.
(a) resilient
(b) elastic
(c) defenceless
(d) crude

7. His language is political and vitriolic.
(a) imaginative
(b) sprightly
(c) vivacious
(d) abusive

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Answer – (D)

8. The Managing Director of the company declared that he is broke and there is a need to seek support from the government.
(a) bankrupt
(b) rich
(c) making profit
(d) having liabilities

9. He loves doing nasty things.
(a) nice
(b) fastidious
(c) foul
(d) finicky

10. He could not muster courage to speak the truth before his friend.
(a) injure
(b) spoil
(c) gather
(d) maim

Antonyms

Directions : Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by four options. Select the option that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word and mark your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.

11. His conversations are always absurd.
(a) farcical
(b) foolish
(c) preposterous
(d) rational

12. The politician was a dissident.
(a) agitator
(b) rebel
(c) conformist
(d) revolutionary

13. He wrote an incisive article on corruption in politics.
(a) vague
(b) penetrating
(c) trenchant
(d) precise

14. Rakesh is an eccentric prodigal.
(a) extravagant
(b) profligate
(c) wasteful
(d) thrifty

15. Friendship is always reciprocal.
(a) mutual
(b) one-sided
(c) shared
(d) corresponding

16. The debate was highly stimulating.
(a) arousing
(b) invigorating
(c) boring
(d) stirring

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Answer – (C)

17. Malaria is a widespread disease.
(a) endemic
(b) pervasive
(c) common
(d) rare

18. The bill received a vehement resistance from the opposition party in the Parliament.
(a) animated
(b) apathetic
(c) fervent
(d) vigorous

19. He has been obstinate since his childhood.
(a) stubborn
(b) dogged
(c) amenable
(d) rigid

20. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most prominent leaders of his times.
(a) renowned
(b) distinguishable
(c) eminent
(d) unknown

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