Kerala Higher Judicial Service 2012 Paper-I
Kerala Higher Judicial Service 2012 Paper-I Question Paper
Total marks – 200 Duration – 3 hours
(Questions 1 to 23 carry 1 mark each)
Use the appropriate article wherever necessary
1. Human race is spread all over world from polar regions to tropics
2. I like to give you useful present
3. I have never known such wet summer
Use the correct form of the verb given in the brackets
4. The radio which you gave my children______ perfectly (work)
5. Two Kilograms of coffee_____ Rs.200/- (cost)
6. Justice as well as mercy_____ it (allow)
Change the degree of comparison without changing the meaning
7. She is not so wise as her sister
Fill up the gaps with few, a few, the few, little or a little
8. Mr Gopal was a man of_____ words
9. A busy person has_____ time to spare
10. _____ remarks he made were very suggestive
Use the correct preposition
11. He was angry____ what I said
12. He was convicted____ the offence of cheating
Correct the mistake, if any
13. I met him on last Friday
14. She will be 18 on next July
15. He reached at home at 7.00
16. Here is the book that you asked
17. He left from Kerala to New York, arriving there on Friday
18. One of the reason is his incompetence
Fill in the blanks with is or are
19. The novelist and poet_____ dead
20. The house, with its contents,_____ insured
21. Each of the prisons____ full
Fill in the blanks with between or among
22. The villagers often quarrelled_____ themselves.
Use the superlative of the word given in the brackets
23. He is a good friend (good)
(Questions 24 to 26 carry 2 marks each)
24. to take off
25. to put out
26. to stand by
Report the following in indirect speech
27. He told us, “Never live beyond your means”. (2 marks)
28. The traveller said, “ Can you tell me the way to the nearest hotel?” “Yes”, said the shopkeeper, “Do you want one in which you can spend the night ?” “No”, replied the traveller, “I only want a meal”.
29. He reminded me, “ When the cat is away, the mice play”.
Report the following in direct speech
30. He enquired whether his name was not Suresh. (2 marks)
31. He said that the horse had died in the night (2 marks)
32. Write a precis of the following passage
You see it all the time in business. There are a million excuses for not paying the price: “If only I was given a particular opportunity”, “If only the boss liked me better, I could accomplish this or that.” Nothing but excuses.
That’s not to say there aren’t obstacles or distractions. If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
You have to stick to your plan. A lot of people try to pull you down to their level because they can’t achieve certain things. But very few people get anywhere by taking shortcuts. More people gain success the honest way, by setting their goals and committing themselves to achieving those goals.
Our society tends to glamorize individual success without considering the entire process. What if you have a CEO with a great idea, but he doesn’t have the people to make it happen? If you don’t have all the pieces in place, particularly at the front lines, that idea doesn’t mean a thing. You can have the greatest sales people in the world, but if the people making the product aren’t any good, no one will buy it.
Managers, like coaches, have to find ways to utilize individual talents in the best interests of the company. It’s a selfless process. In our society sometimes it’s hard to come to grips with filling a role instead of trying to be a superstar. We tend to ignore or fail to respect all the parts that make the whole possible. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Everything I achieved can be traced back to the way I approached and applied the fundamentals, the basic building blocks or principles that make everything work. I don’t care what you’re doing – you can’t skip fundamentals if you want to be the best. But some don’t want ter deal witlr that. They’re looking for instant gratification, so may be they skip a few steps. They’re so focused on composing a masterpiece that they never master the scales. You can get away with it through the early stages, but it’s going to catch up with you eventually. The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic, or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.
When you understand the building blocks, you see how the entire operation works. And that allows you to operate more intelligently. It sounds easy, but it isn’t. You have to monitor your fundamentals constantly because the only thing that changes will be your attention to them. The fundamentals will never change. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. Get the fundamentals down, and the level of everything you do will rise.
33. Write an essay on any two of the following topics
Independence of judiciary
Kerala is God’s own country