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TCS Smart Verbal Ability Questions 2022

TCS SMART Verbal Ability  2022 Exam

From among all the sections, TCS SMART Verbal Ability 2022 section is comparatively easier.

In this section, the TCS SMART Exam will assess your vocabulary skills and grammatical knowledge in terms of different grammar tools and concepts. There are a total of 24 questions in this section which you need to solve in 30 minutes. You will get enough time to attempt all the questions, but we recommend you to practice a lot of questions in order to clear this section with higher score.

TCS Smart Hiring Verbal Ability Section
Verbal Ability Test ForTCS SMART
Number of Questions24 Questions
Time Limit30 Mins
DifficultyMedium
Negative MarkingNo
TCS Smart Verbal Ability details

TCS SMART Verbal Section- Preparation Material

1. PM Modi passed a much-hated bill sparked off a wave of public ________which could not be _________by the concessions the Congress announced.

enthusiasm…dampened

enthusiasm…dampened

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clamour…misled

clamour…misled

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curiosity…complemented

curiosity…complemented

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adoration…channelized

adoration…channelized

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discontent…aborted

discontent…aborted

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Answer - Discontent…aborted

with the use of much hated word we know the public emotion negative so it'll be discontent.

So to complete the sentence, we should fill the second blank with aborted (cancel or stop) by the concessions that the Congress announced.

2. The painting in the exhibition was quite amazing and coloured.

 

 

quite amazing and colourful

quite amazing and colourful

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quietly amazing and coloured

quietly amazing and coloured

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quietly amazing and colourable

quietly amazing and colourable

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No correction required

No correction required

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The word 'coloured' must be replaced with the adjective 'colourful' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

3. A: More verbs are used by good authors.

B: However, writing without verbs is quite difficult.

C: The rationale for this is that reducing redundant words raises the verb-percentage as a statistical imperative.

D: So, "use verbs?" isn't exactly sound advice; authors must use verbs, because attempting to add them will be counterproductive.

ACBD

ACBD

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ABCD

ABCD

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ADBC

ADBC

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DBCA

DBCA

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Sentence C describes how excluding redundant words increases verb use.

This connects to sentence A, which discusses how strong authors use more verbs.

It's also obvious that C comes after A.

It is difficult to write without verbs, according to Sentence B. Sentence D expands on this by stating that "using verbs" is thus bad advice. As a result, D follows B.

4. Choose the closest meaning for the given word:-

Stern

Malleable

Malleable

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flinty

flinty

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flexible

flexible

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pliant

pliant

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Stern means strict and severe

Flexible means capable of bending easily without breaking.

Malleable- able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.

Pliant- easily bent.

Flinty- (of a person or their expression) very hard and unyielding.

Flinty is closely related to Stern

5. Choose the closest meaning for the given word:-

Phobia

dissuade

dissuade

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proteomics

proteomics

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dread

dread

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deter

deter

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Phobia means A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction.

Dread- anticipate with great apprehension or fear.

Proteomics- Proteomics is the large-scale study of proteins.

Dissuade- persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.

Deter- discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Dread is closely related to Phobia

6. Direction for Q1 to Q3: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

There are good reasons why the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, part of a 14-nation process begun in 2011 to facilitate the development and security of Afghanistan, is so named. The obvious one is geographical, as Afghanistan lies at the junction of Central, South and East Asia, and also of the ancient trading routes from China and India to Europe. Today it is also a focal point for the region’s biggest challenge of terrorism; some of the far-reaching battles against al-Qaeda, Islamic State, etc. will be decided on the battlegrounds of Afghanistan. For India, putting terror centre stage at the Heart of Asia declaration in Amritsar was thus timely and necessary. In tandem, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed their concerns on cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan, something even Pakistan’s traditional allies at the conference, including China, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey, found difficult to counter. The case Mr. Ghani made was clear: progress and development in Afghanistan are meaningless and unsustainable without peace, and peace is contingent on Pakistan ending support to terror groups such the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba. He dared Pakistan to use its proposed development grant to Afghanistan to fight terror on its own soil.

However, if every window for engagement with Pakistan is closed for India and Afghanistan, the two countries must closely consider what their next step will be. A lack of engagement may, in the short term, yield some pressure on Pakistan’s leadership to act, as it did briefly after the Pathankot attack. But in the long run it may deplete the two countries of their limited leverage as Pakistan’s neighbours. It may, for all the affirmations of mutual ties, also succeed in driving more obstacles to trade between India and Afghanistan. In the past year, the cornering of Pakistan by its South Asian neighbours has only yielded deeper ties for Islamabad with Beijing and Moscow, pushed Kabul closer to Central Asia, and moved New Delhi towards multilateral groupings to the east and south. As a result, the measures India and Afghanistan have envisaged in order to avoid Pakistan, such as land trade from the Chabahar port and a dedicated air corridor between Delhi and Kabul, may prove to be insufficient by the time they are put in place, even as Afghanistan is connected more closely via a rail line from China’s Yiwu and Tehran. The Heart of Asia process thus remains critical to forging cooperation to realize Afghanistan’s potential to be a vibrant Asian “hub”.

Q1. What according to the author was the initial agenda for the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference?

(a) To strategically invade the intruders of peace and to rage war against terrorism

(a) To strategically invade the intruders of peace and to rage war against terrorism

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(b) To make Afghanistan from the Asian ‘Hub’ to the trading central between East Asia and Europe

(b) To make Afghanistan from the Asian ‘Hub’ to the trading central between East Asia and Europe

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(c) To bring out Afghanistan’s potential as Asian ‘Hub’ and to facilitate development and security in Afghanistan.

(c) To bring out Afghanistan’s potential as Asian ‘Hub’ and to facilitate development and security in Afghanistan.

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(d) To plan the strategy of utilizing it’s potential as the focal point of terrorism and attack Pakistan

(d) To plan the strategy of utilizing it’s potential as the focal point of terrorism and attack Pakistan

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(e) All of the above were included in the agenda of the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference

(e) All of the above were included in the agenda of the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference

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Answer - To bring out Afghanistan’s potential as Asian ‘Hub’ and to facilitate development and security in Afghanistan.

There are good reasons why the 'Heart of Asia' conference, part of a 14-nation process begun in 2011 to facilitate the development and security of Afghanistan, is so named. The Heart of Asia process thus remains critical to forging cooperation to realize Afghanistan's potential to be a vibrant Asian "hub".

7. Q2: Which among the following statements is not true according to the passage?

(a) Lack of engagement , in the short term, yield some pressure on Pakistan’s leadership to act on the current scenario of cross-border terrorism.

(a) Lack of engagement , in the short term, yield some pressure on Pakistan’s leadership to act on the current scenario of cross-border terrorism.

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(b) Pakistan ending support to terror group such as the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba will not be of much influence in the situation of cross-border terrorism.

(b) Pakistan ending support to terror group such as the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba will not be of much influence in the situation of cross-border terrorism.

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(c) Afghanistan is the focal point for the region’s biggest challenge of terrorism.

(c) Afghanistan is the focal point for the region’s biggest challenge of terrorism.

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(d) Cornering of Pakistan by its South Asian neighbours has only yielded deeper ties for Islamabad with Beijing and Moscow.

(d) Cornering of Pakistan by its South Asian neighbours has only yielded deeper ties for Islamabad with Beijing and Moscow.

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(e) India and Afghanistan are planning for better interconnectivity such as land trade from the Chabahar port and a dedicated air corridor between Delhi and Kabul.

(e) India and Afghanistan are planning for better interconnectivity such as land trade from the Chabahar port and a dedicated air corridor between Delhi and Kabul.

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Answer - Pakistan ending support to terror group such as the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba will not be of much influence in the situation of cross-border terrorism.

Here, Pakistan has been asked to fight terror on its own soil and not influence the cross border terrorism.

8. Q3:

Which of the following words is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the word ‘affirmations’ as used in the passage?

Proclaim

Proclaim

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Declaration

Declaration

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Assertion

Assertion

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Denial

Denial

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Enemy

Enemy

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Answer - Denial

Affirmation means to accept something positively while denial means to reject.

9.

Fill the space with the correct preposition

Movie Actor Salman Khan lives ______ Bandra Road

on

on

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in

in

25%

at

at

25%

to

to

25%

On is the correct answer here. “On” is used to indicate a position atop a surface or just above or outside a given area.

10.

The PrepInsta Team is very happy that Atulya is working with them, welcome ______!

in

in

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for

for

25%

aboard

aboard

25%

to

to

25%

Aboard is the correct answer.

11. Identify the speech of the sentence and translate it accordingly:

The manager said to the employees, ‘Do not let the policies be known to the competitors.’

The manager said to the employees not to let the policies known to the competitors.

The manager said to the employees not to let the policies known to the competitors.

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The manager forbade the employees saying they should not be letting the policies known to the competitors.

The manager forbade the employees saying they should not be letting the policies known to the competitors.

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The manager tells the employees to not let the policies be known to the competitors.

The manager tells the employees to not let the policies be known to the competitors.

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The manager forbade the employees from letting the policies be known to the competitors.

The manager forbade the employees from letting the policies be known to the competitors.

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Indirect Narration- ‘The manager forbade the employees from letting the policies known to the competitors.

When we translate a sentence that resembles an order or a command, we use the words forbade, restricted, prohibited.

12. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word:

Kiran kher was relieved to hear from the doctor that the tumour causing her cancer was not malignant; it was _____

sizeable

sizeable

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benign

benign

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exposed

exposed

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diagnosed

diagnosed

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There are two types of tumour causing cancer: Malignant and Benign

13. "Some men are definitely intelligent, others are definitely not intelligent, but of intermediate men, we should say, 'intelligent'? Yes, I think, so or no, I shouldn't be inclined to call him intelligent."

Which of the following reflects the intention of the writer well?

 

To call men intelligent who are not strikingly so must be to use the concept with undue imprecision

 

To call men intelligent who are not strikingly so must be to use the concept with undue imprecision

 

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Every empirical concept has a degree of vagueness

 

Every empirical concept has a degree of vagueness

 

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Calling someone intelligent or not depends upon one's whim

 

Calling someone intelligent or not depends upon one's whim

 

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There is no need to be as indecisive as the writer of the above

There is no need to be as indecisive as the writer of the above

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It will be -  To call men intelligent who are not strikingly so must be to use the concept with undue imprecision. The writer claims that only men who are intelligent only must be called so. Calling intermediate men intelligent will be imprecise.

14.

Give one word for this sentence
Parts of a country behind the coast or a river bank?

isthmus

isthmus

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archipelago

archipelago

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hinterland

hinterland

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swamps

swamps

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Hinterland means the remote areas of a country away from the coast or the banks of major rivers.

15.

Identify the word with correct spelling:

Neice

Neice

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Niese

Niese

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Niece

Niece

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Nise

Nise

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The correct spelling is Niece

16. I go to Kolkata by —– Rajdhani Express

a

a

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an

an

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the

the

25%

none

none

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Ans: The

17. In the question given below,  a part of the sentence is given in bold. It is then followed by four options. Find the alternative that can replace the given bold part to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

A program for the break out of epidemic in some areas must be introduced.

a program before the break out of

a program before the break out of

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a program for the breaking  out of

a program for the breaking  out of

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a program for the outbreak of

a program for the outbreak of

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a program before the break of

a program before the break of

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A program before the outbreak of

Corrects the misuse of phrasal verbs for nouns. ‘Breakout’ is a phrasal verb meaning ‘to start or appear suddenly’ while ‘out break’ is a noun meaning ‘sudden appearance’. A preposition or an article is used before a noun, not a verb. Use preposition ‘before’ in place of ‘for’ because a preventive measure is taken before the appearance of an epidemic.

18. Choose the closest meaning of the given word :
DELECTABLE

palatable

palatable

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horrible

horrible

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disagreeable

disagreeable

25%

tastless

tastless

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Both ‘Delectable’ and ‘Palatable’ means something greatly pleasing to the taste.

19. After a short and ________________ movement that ousted the President, General Monsanto declared himself the sole ruler of the country

aggressive

aggressive

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mild

mild

25%

irenic

irenic

25%

non belligerent

non belligerent

25%

aggressive is correct answer

20. Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

if she is prompted

if she is prompted

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she will get

she will get

25%

a higher salary

a higher salary

25%

no error

no error

25%

Explanation: If she is promoted

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FAQ

What is the sectional cut off for Verbal Ability Section?

There is no sectional cut-off, however it is mandatory that you get at least 18-20 questions right from the pack of 24 questions in the Verbal Ability section to get a higher overall score

What is the difficulty level of TCS SMART Verbal Ability?

The difficulty for this section ranges from medium to high (maximum lying on the medium range). Different topics have different difficulty, for example:

Medium difficulty:

  • Word Completion
  • Sentence Completion
  • Error Identification

Higher Difficulty:

  • Arrangement
  • Formal or Informal Sentence
  • Reading Comprehension

From where can we get TCS SMART Verbal Ability questions?

You can click on the above mentioned topics links to practice the  similar pattern  based questions for TCS Smart Verbal section