CLAT English Sample Question Papers with Answers:
This CLAT English sample paper consists 35 questions from English including Comprehension. This section has 40 marks in CLAT Exam.
Direction for questions (for next 5 questions):
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in BOLD to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions. The yearly festival was close at hand. The store room was packed with silk fabrics. gold ornaments, clay bowls full of sweet curd and platefuls of sweetmeats. The orders had been placed with shops well in advance. The mother was sending out gifts to everyone.
The eldest son, a government servant, lived with his wife and children in far off lands.
The second son had left home at an early age. As a merchant he travelled all over the world. The other sons had split up over petty squabbles, and they now lived in homes of their own. The relatives were spread all across the world. They rarely visited. The youngest son, left in the company of a servant, was soon bored and stood at the door all day long, waiting and watching. His mother, thrilled and excited, loaded the presents on trays and plates, covered them with colourful kerchiefs, and sent them off with maids and servants. The neighbours looked on. The day came to an end. All the presents had been sent off. The child came back into the house and dejectedly said to his mother, “Maa, you gave a present to everyone, but you didn’t give me anything !”
His mother laughed, “I have given all the gifts away to everyone, now see what’s left for you.” She kissed him on the forehead.
The child said in a tearful voice, “Don’t I get a gift ?”
“You’ll get it when you go far away.”
“But when I am close to you, don’t I get something from your own hands ?”
His mother reached out her arms and drew him to her. “This is all I have in my own hands. It is the most precious of all.”
Question: Why did the woman’s second son travel?
(a) He was restless by nature
(b) He did not want to stay at home
(c) He was rich and could afford to travel
(d) His job was such that he had to travel
Question: How did the woman prepare for the festival?
1. She bought expensive gifts for her children and neighbours.
2. She ordered her servants to prepare sweets and food well in advance.
3. She made sure that her youngest child was looked after so that he wouldn’t be bored.
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 2
(d) Both 1 and 2
Question: Which of the following can be said about the woman?
(a) She was a widow who had brought up her children single handedly
(b) She was not a good mother since her children had left home at an early age
(c) She enjoyed sending her family gifts at festival time
(d) She gave expensive presents to show that she was wealthy
Question: What did the boy receive from his mother?
(a) She taught him the value of patience
(b) She encouraged him to grow up and live independently like his brothers
(c) She showed him the importance of giving expensive gifts
(d) She gave him a hug to express her love
Question: Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word dejectedly as used in the passage.
Direction for questions (next 6 questions): Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
(a) falling to ground
(b) attracted towards earth
(c) touching the earth
(d) projected toward the earth
Direction for questions 9 to 10: Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
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Direction for questions 11 to 15: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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 (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Question: In present the (a)/ prices of food grains (b)/ are high all (c)/ over the world. (d) No error (e)
Question: Majority of the banks (a)/ today uses technology (b)/ to reach out to those (c)/livingin rural areas. (d) No error (e)
Question: I will give (a)/ you the advance (b)/ if you repay it as (c)/ soon as possibly. (d) No error (e)
Question: Though he is very (a)/ wealthy and powerful (b)/ he has any (c)/ concern for the poor. (d) No error (e)
Question: Mala has the (a)/ ability t o handle (b)/ many tasks at (c)/ the same time. (d) No error (e)
Direction for questions 16 to 20: In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
Question: (a) Abandon (b) Accommodation (c) Adranalin (d) Advent
Question: (a) Embad (b) Elapse (c) Exhilarate (d) Exhort
Question: (a) Cathedral (b) Catastrephe (c) Colloquial (d) Coax
Question: (a) Perplex (b) Peninsula (c) Perpetuate (d) Pedastrain
Question: (a) Trample (b) Tuberculosis (c) Trenquilizer (d) Transcend
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Direction for questions 21 to 25: In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five parts of words denoted by numbers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e).Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
It is certain that human beings_____ latent power of which they are only___ aware.
(a) posses ____ vaguely
(b) exhibit ____ little
(c) impose ____ clearly
(d) inherit _____ consciously
Question: His ___ to speak an India language hadn’t ___ be a handicap.
(a) eagerness___ stopped
(b) desire ____ proved
(c) inability _____ proved
(d) promise ____ halted
Question: The airline industry is ___ out its survival kit to deal with losses.
(a) spreading ___ raising
(b) pulling ___ mounting
(c) handing ___ abating
(d) pushing___ increasing
Question: Akbar one of the__ and___ emperors of India who made a name for himself, is acknowledged even today.
(a) desirous ___ indolent
(b) aspiring ___ sluggard
(c) slothful ___ active
(d) ambitious ___ energetic
Question: Trained employees increase ___ and ___ of their industry and take it to a higher position.
(a) wisdom ___ development
(b) accomplishment ___ dignity
(c) motivation ____ up gradation
(d) performance ___ productivity
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Direction for questions 26 to 30: Select the correct meaning of the italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.
Question: He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbor’s affair.
(a) got himself into trouble
(b) burnt himself
(c) got himself insulted
(d) got rebuked
Question: Mr. Gupta, who is one of the trustees of a big charity, is suspected of feathering his own nest.
(a) being lazy in doing his work
(b) being too generous
(c) neglecting his job
(d) making money unfairly
Question: Mrs. Hashmi has been in the blues for the last several weeks.
Question: For the first week, the apprentice felt like a fish out of water.
His friends failed to see why he should ride the high horse just because he had won an election.
(a) become abnormal
(b) appear arrogant
(c) indulge in dreams
(d) hate others
Direction for questions 31 to 35: Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.
Question: Mala fide
(b) bad intention
Question: Tabula rasa
(a) clean slate
Question: Carte blanche
(b) complete discretion
Question: De jure
(c) concerning law
Question: Raison d’etre
(a) logical conclusion
(b) reason for existence
(c) free choice
(d) dubious argument