TCS NQT Verbal Questions

Amisha Purswani
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2022

Introduction

TCS NQT Exam will examine your vocabulary abilities and grammatical understanding in phrases of various grammar equipment and concepts. To learn more about the pattern and important dates for the TCS NQT exam you can check out this blog. You will get sufficient time to solve all questions. However, we suggest you exercise quite a few questions to be able to clear this phase with a better score.

Sample Questions

Q.1 Find out the erroneous part - 

Honestly speaking/I Like her not because / she is beautiful and charming / but that she is  exceedingly kind. 

(a) Honestly speaking

(b) I like her not because 

(c) but that she is exceedingly kind 

(d) she is beautiful and charming

Ans- Error over here is in option (c); this is wrong because when two reasons are being told or given must have the same format before it, or even the entire format of the reason has to be the same.
 

Q.2 In the following question, one part of the sentence may have an error.  Determine which part of the phrase is incorrect.

I need to get to the house in Mainstreet Road by nine o’clock.

(a) I need to get to the house in 

(b) Mainstreet Road by

(c) nine o’clock

(d) no error

Ans - The error is in part (a) the word (in) is completely wrong. Because we are talking about a house which is situated near Mainstreet road. Instead of (in) the correct word should be (on) or (at).
 

Q.3 Choose the option closest in meaning.

AUGUST

(a) Common               (b) Ridiculous 

(c) Dignified               (d) Petty

Ans- AUGUST = having great importance and respect.

So, the most suitable word is the Dignified option (c). 
 

Q.4  Choose the option closest in meaning.

DEROGATORY

(a)  Complimentary      (b) Disparaging

(c)  Dignified                (d) Flattering

Ans - DEROGATORY = showing strong disapproval and not showing respect.

Disparaging = Criticizing someone, in a way that shows you don't respect them.

So, the closest word is the Disparaging option(b).
 

Q5. In the following question, fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option. 

The government has been promising the eradication of child labor in high-risk industries in India for many years. However , almost 105 million children are still not able to go to school, and around 9.5 million children are working in (1)_________________ industries .India has the biggest child population of 381 million in the world, the (2)___________number of children who are forced to earn money.

Blank 1  

(a) Honorary  (b) hazardous   (c) handicraft    (d) hardware

Blank 2       

(a) largest     (b) lowest           (c) latest           (d)  loudest 

(a) Handicraft, Lowest        (c) Hazardous, largest

(b) Hardware, Latest          (d) Honorary, loudest     

Ans- The answer for this question is (hazardous and largest) that is an option (c). Because as we can see the industries are high risk, so it means that these industries are not ideal for children to work in, so for blank 1 the most appropriate word is (b) hazardous.As we can see the sentences are not so positive, it talks about the negative effect of child labor.So for blank 2, the most appropriate word is (a) largest.
 

Q.6 Once upon a time there (1)_________(live)  a man called Peter. A friend of his eventually became the ruler of a small city. Peter thought, ‘ How lucky my friend is. He is now a ruler. He must be having a great time. He must have fine clothes, lots of money, and a number of servants. I wish I had his luck. He (2)________(decide) to visit his friend to enjoy his hospitality. When he (3)________ (reach) the palace, the king himself received him with respect and affection. Peter then told the king that he was overwhelmed to see him. The king smiled. He invited his friend to have dinner with him.

(a)Liven, decide , reach               (b) Live, will decide, arrive

(c) Lived , decided, reached       (d) Living , deciding, arriving

Ans - Sentence starts with once upon a time which shows the past condition so it should be lived by following past tense so for Blank 1 (Lived). Blank 2 (Decided ) should be there as per past tense. Blank 3 (Reached) should be there as followed by past tense. 
 

Q.7 Identify the word with a correct spelling

(a) Prudent (b) Prudant

(c) Puredent (d) Predant

Ans- (a)Prudent: careful and avoiding risks.

“It's always prudent to read a legal paper carefully before signing it”.
 

Q.8 Identify the word with a correct spelling

(a) Metticulous                (b) Meticuelous

(c) Meticulous                 (d) Meticurelous

Ans- (c)Meticulous: giving or showing careful attention to every detail.

“This is a detailed and meticulous study, which was done by scientists.”
 

Q.9 Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningful.

Cinderella sings very well and ___________does Peter .

(a)even             (b) too 

(c)  Also            (d) so

Ans- (d)so
 

Q.10 Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningful.

The waiter hasn’t brought the chocolate shake_____________I’ve been here an hour already.

(a)  up                       (b) yet

(c)  still                      (d) till

Ans- (b) yet
 

Q.11 In the questions below, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences are removed and jumbled up. These are labeled as W, E, K, and T. Give the proper order for the four sentences.

S1: I saw two men at the bus station.

W: Both of them went to the tea shop together.

E: The first one was holding a walking stick.

K: The second one was holding a book.

T: After tea, one of them left the tea shop.

S6:  The second one waited for his sister later.

  (a)  WTEK                       (b) EKWT

  (c)  WTKE                       (d) EWKT

Ans - (b) EKWT . (S1) is followed by (E) as it says about the first man. (E) is followed by (K) as it talks about the second man. (K) is followed by (W) as it talks about their going to a tea shop together. (W) is followed by (K), and finally (T) as they state their next steps. Hence, the correct order is (EKWT).
 

Q.12 In the questions below, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences are removed and jumbled up. These are labeled as W, E, K, and T. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.

S1: Earthquake means the shaking of the Earth’s tectonic plates.

W: It is a sudden trembling of the tectonic plates.

E: Furthermore, Earthquakes can aggravate life threats and property damages.

K: Earthquakes certainly are terrible natural disasters.

T: Some Earthquakes are not strong in nature and probably go unnoticed.

S6: In contrast, some Earthquakes are major and life-threatening.

(a)  KETW                       (b) KEWT

(c)  WKET                       (d) TEKW

Ans- (c) WKET

The passage discusses earthquakes, their meaning and effect on nature, life, property, and finally its characterization.
 

Q.13 Complete the sentence by selecting the most appropriate word from the given options.

‘John made some __________remarks to the American President. He was soundly chastised by his reporters.’

(a) reverent  (b) Irreverent

(c) flattering  (d) complimentary

(e) praise

Ans- (b)'Irreverent' means lacking respect or seriousness. Here, we can choose the right word by invoking the cause-effect logic.
 

Q.14 Complete the sentence by selecting the most appropriate word from the given options.

‘She’s got a sharp __________. She might just get into trouble if she isn’t careful.

(a)   Tongue           (b) intellect

(c)   Mouth             (d) vision

(e)   Brain

Ans- (a)Tongue as the other four options do not complete the sense of the sentence.
 

Q.15 There may be inaccuracies in certain portions of the sentence. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

‘My great grandmother used (A) / to go (B) / for a walk (C) / every evening. (D) / No error (E)’

(a) to go                  (b) for a walk

(c) every evening    (d) No error

Ans- Option (d) The sentence is absolutely correct and thus has no error in it.
 

Q.16 There may be inaccuracies in certain portions of the sentence. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the most appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

(A) One of the cabinet members/(B) expressed doubt if/(C) the Chief Minister was an atheist./(D) No error.

(a) One of the cabinet members             (b) expressed doubt if

(c)  the Chief Minister was an atheist      (d) No error

Ans- expressed doubt that whenever there is only one fact stated, the sentence uses 'that'. "if' is used in more than one fact.

FAQs

  1. How many questions are there in the TCS NQT Verbal section?
    TCS NQT has 24 Questions in the Verbal section. 
     
  2. How much time is given for the verbal section?
    The time given is 30 minutes.
     
  3. Are there negative markings in the TCS NQT Verbal section?
    No, there is no negative marking.

Key Takeaways

In this blog, we learned about the pattern of verbal ability questions of TCS NQT and exercised quite a few questions of different types to be able to clear this phase with a better score. For more details of the Pattern of examination and the variety of questions asked in the TCS NQT, you can refer to this blog.

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