UPSC EPFO Prelims Exam Solved Paper – 5 September 2021 (Hindi)

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the EPFO Prelims Exam, on 5 September 2021. The EPFO question paper of this exam with the answer key is available here.
Exam – UPSC EPFO Prelims Exam 2021 – Answer key
Subject – EPFO
Date of Exam – 5 September 2021
Total Question – 120

PART-A (Synonyms)

Directions: Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by, words. Select the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word and mark your respon is your Answer Sheet accordingly.
Q1. Today the newspaper is full of carnage and violence.
(a) bloodshed
(b) lust
(c) concern
(d) satire

Q2. This religious gift, that makes men human, is still alive in Indian souls.
(a) mystical
(b) spiritual
(c) metaphysical
(d) philosophical

Q3. It is difficult for us to imagine how much this safety means to everyone.
(a) feel
(b) understand
(c) think
(d) see

Q4. Public service is not merely something that occupies the hours you are doing it, but invades all your life and experience and affects them in one way or the other.
(a) preserves
(b) demolishes
(c) covers
(d) spoils

Q5. He was, in the early part of the twentieth century, a staunch nationalist of the liberal fold.
(a) profuse
(b) dogmatic
(c) plentiful
(d) tolerant

Spotting Errors

Directions : Each item in this section has a sentence with three unde underlined labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined parts and indicate your response in the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be indicated as (d).
Q6. (a) Neither the servants (b) nor the clerk (c) has done this. (d) No error

Q7. (a) The car which went past us (b) when we were driving on the highway (c) must have been doing at least a hundred miles an hour. No error (d) No error

Q8. (a) Raju will be back home (b) in an year (c) after his stay abroad. (d) No error

Q9. (a) I have (b) much work (c) to do. (d) No error

Q10. (a) Psychology did not develop into a science (b) based of careful observation (c) and experimentation until the late 1800s. (d) No error

Fill in the blanks

Directions: Each of the following sentences in this section has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select the word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
Q11. It’s time you went out and ______your own living.
(a) afforded
(b) earned
(c) gained
(d) won

Q12. The elephant fell into a __________ the hunters had set.
(a) track
(b) trap
(c) trick
(d) trunk

Q13. when you’ve worn it. It’ll ______ The dress isn’t really tight.
(a) bend
(b) expand
(c) squeeze
(d) stretch

Q14. With his back to the old man, he stood at the window, fists clenched, and his shoulders_________ with his choked sobbing.
(a) shivered
(b) shook
(c) vibrated
(d) moved

Q15. The bereaved mother proudly received the gallantry award ________ her brave son who had laid down his life in the recent war. (a) in the name of
(b) in lieu of
(c) on behalf of
(d) for the sake of


Directions : Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by four words. Select the option that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word and mark your response in your Answer Sheet accordingly.
Q16. She always organises lavish parties on birthdays.
(a) frugal
(b) decent
(c) cheap
(d) strange

Q17. The soldier was greatly praised for his valour.
(a) clumsiness
(b) cowardice
(c) selfishness
(d) tactlessness

Q18. These regions are very fertile.
(a) sterile
(b) arid
(c) barren
(d) productive

Q19. Some sick immigrants were detained at the airport.
(a) settlers
(b) natives
(c) vagabonds
(d) foreigners

Q20. The questions were so elementary that anyone could pass the test
(a) unusual
(b) primary
(c) naive
(d) advanced


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