This is about 37th BCS English Solution. Every year BPSC repeats a number of questions. So if you practice the previous year’s question, you will be benefited.
37th BCS Solution

  1. Which of the following words is in singular form?
    (a) formulae
    (b) agenda
    (c) oases
    (d) radius
  2. Choose the correct sentence.
    (a) all of it depend on you.
    (b) All of it are depending on you.
    (c) All of it depends on you.
    (d) All of it are depended on you.
  4. “A rolling stone gathers no moss” The complex form of the sentence is-
    (a) Since a stone is rolling, it gathers no moss.
    (b) Though a stone rolls, it gathers no moss.
    (c) A stone what rolls gathers no moss.
    (d) A stone that rolls gathers no moss.
    1. A chart was appended to the report. Here ‘appended’ means-
      (a) changed
      (b) removed
      (c) joined
      (d) shortened
    2. The mother sat vigilantly beside the sick baby. Here ‘vigilantly’ is-
      (a) a noun
      (b) an adverb
      (c) an adjective
      (d) none of the three
    3. The new offer of job was alluring. Here ‘alluring’ means-
      (a) unexpected
      (b) tempting
      (c) disappointing
      (d) ordinary


    1. “Who planted this tree here?” The correct passive voice of this sentence is-
      (a) By whom the three was planted here?
      (b) Who the three had been planted hereby?
      (c) The tree planted by whom?
      (d) By whom had the tree been planted here?
    2. Frailty the name is women. Here ‘frailty’ is”
      (a) a noun
      (b) an adjective
      (c) an adverb
      (d) a verb
    3. Education is enlightening. Here ‘enlightening’ is-
      (a) a gerund
      (b) a participle
      (c) an infinitive
      (d) a finite verb
    4. Choose the appropriate preposition in the blank of the following sentence.
      The family doesn’t feel — going outing this season.
      (a) in
      (b) on
      (c) like
      (d) of
    5. Fill in the blank with appropriate use of tense.
      I couldn’t mend the computer myself, so I — at a shop.
      (a) had it mended
      (b) had it mend
      (c) did it mend
      (d) had mended
    6. Use the appropriate article.
      I saw — one-eyed man when I was walking on the road.
      (a) a
      (b) an
      (c) the
      (d) no article is needed
    7. The word ‘omnivorous’ means:
      (a) eating all types of food
      (b) eating only fruits
      (c) eating only meat
      (d) eating grass and plants only
    8. Complete the following sentence choosing the appropriate option.
      It’s raining cat’s and dog, so –
      (a) Watch out for falling animal
      (b) Make sure you take an umbrella.
      (c) Keep your pets inside.
      (d) Keep the windows open.
    9. The phrase “Achilles’ heel’ means:
      (a) A strong point
      (b) A weak point
      (c) A permanent solution
      (d) A serious idea
    10. He worked with all sincerity.. The underlined phrase is-
      (a) A noun Phrase
      (b) An adjective phrase
      (c) An infinitive phrase
      (d) An adverbial phrase
    11. This is the book I lost. Here ‘I lost” is-
      (a) A noun clause
      (b) An adverbial clause
      (c) An adjective clause
      (d) None of the three
    12. Which do you think is the nearest in meaning to ‘proviso’:
      (a) sanction
      (b) substitute
      (c) stipulation
      (d) directive


    1. Cassandra is a night owl. so she doesn’t usually get up until about:
      (a) 11 a.m
      (b) 11 p.m
      (c) 7 a.m
      (d) 7 p.m
    2. Select the word that is the most closely opposite in meaning to the capitalized word: DELETERIOUS
      (a) toxic
      (b) spurious
      (c) harmless
      (d) lethal
    3. ”Gerontion’ is a poem by-
      (a) T.S Eliot
      (b) W.B Yeats
      (c) Mathew Arnold
      (d) Robert Browning
    4. Fill in the blank. ‘–‘ is Shakespeare’s last play.
      (a) As You Like It
      (b) Macbeth
      (c) Tempest
      (d) Othello
    5. Who has written the poem ‘Elegy Written in a County Churchyard?’
      (a) Thomas Gray
      (b) P.B. Shelley
      (c) Robert Frost
      (d) Y.B. Yeats
    6. Who has written the play ‘Volpone’?
      (a) John Webster
      (b) Ben Jonson
      (c) Christopher Marlowe
      (d) William Shakespeare
    8. Shakespeare composed much of his play in what sorts of verse?
      (a) Alliterative verse
      (b) Sonnet form
      (c) Iambic pentameter
      (d) Daetylic Haxameter
    9. The repetition of beginning consonant sound is know as-
      (a) personification
      (b) onomatopoeia
      (c) alliteration
      (d) rhyme
    10.   Which of the following is not a poetic tradition?
      (a) The Epic
      (b) The Comic
      (c) The Occult
      (d) The Tragic
    11. What is a funny poem of five lines called?
      (a) Quartet
      (b) Limerick
      (c) Sixtet
      (d) Haiku


  1. Who wrote ‘Biographia Literaria’?
    (a) Lord Byron
    (b) P.B Shelley
    (c) S.T. Coleridge
    (d) Charles Dickens
  2. Robert Browning was a — poet. Fill in the gap with appropriate word.
    (a) Romantic
    (b) Victorian
    (c) Modern
    (d) Elizabethan
  3. Othello gave Desdemona– as a token of love.
    (a) Ring
    (b) Handkerchief
    (d) Bangles
  4. P.B Shelley’s ‘Adonais’ is an elegy on the death of —
    (a) John Milton
    (b) S.T. Coleridge
    (c) John Keats
    (d) Lord Byron 
  5. The comparison of unlike things using the words like on as in known to be-
    (a) metaphor
    (b) simile
    (c) alliteration
    (d) personification
  6. ‘Restoration Period’ in English Literature refers to –
    (a) 1560
    (c) 1760
    (d) 1866
  7. ‘The Sun also Rises’ is a novel written be-
    (a) Charles Dickens
    (b) Hermanne Melville
    (c) Earnest Hemingway
    (d) Thomas Hardy
  8. 37th BCS English Solution
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