Noun for WBCS SSC Primary Tet Exams 2020-21

Noun is the very base chapter of English grammar and it is very important to know it better for any exams like WBCS Exams. Read attentively the detailed description of nouns and its classifications along with noun related questions which are very important for qualifying in upcoming exams of West Bengal School Service Commission 2020 and West Bengal Primary Tet Exams 2020. Best of luck with the exams.

Noun names a thing or object, a person, an idea, a place, etc. The noun is one of the parts of speech. We can not neglect the noun to understand a language like English. By which name we call or identify a thing, a person, a place, an idea, or maybe quality is called a noun. Examples : 

Things: pen, pencil, mobile, chocolate,

Person : Ratan, Junaina, Aryiat, Mitu etc

Place: Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, America etc

Quality: Kindness, love, hatred, anger etc

Classification : 

A noun can be classified into five categories. They are 

  1. Proper noun
  2. Common noun
  3. Material noun
  4. Collective noun
  5. Abstract noun

Proper noun

 A proper noun is the name of a person, place, river, mountain, etc. A proper noun always starts with a capital letter. Example: Ram, Karim, Mohin Ganga, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mt Everest, etc. 

Common noun :

Common nouns describe the whole class of thing, animal etc. 

Example: Cow, man, animal, dog, etc.

Material noun

Words which express things with  which something is made of are material nouns.

Example: wood, stone, water, air, paper, etc.

Collective noun

 Words which are used to signify a group of animal, things, etc are called Collective nouns.

Example : 


A swarm of bees

A pack of wolves,

A team of oxen,

A shoal/ catch of fish,

A pride of lions

An army of ants,

A tribe of goats,

A drove of horses, 

A broad of chicken,

A hive of bees, a

A nest of mice,

A train of camels,

A flight of birds,

A school of whales,

A flock of sheep,

A murder of crows,

A zoo of wild animals,

A colony of gulls,

A bevy of quails,

A haul of fish,

A litter of cubs,

A plague of locusts,

A host of sparrows

A Kindle of kittens,

A haul of fish,

A string of horse,

Persons :

A troop of scouts

A troupe of artistes,

A tribe of natives,

A team of players,

A company of actors,

A class of students,

An army of soldiers/ musicians,

A band of musicians,

A bevy of ladies,

A board of directors,

A  body of men,

A choir of singers,

A bunch of crocks,

A company of actors,

A congregation of worshippers,

A crew of sailors,

A crowd of people,

A caravan of gypsies,

A dynasty / line of kings,

A gang of prisoners,

A group of dancers,

Amon of rioters,

A pack of thieves


A bunch of keys,

A bundle of sticks/ grass,

A loaf of bread,

A bar / square of chocolates,

An album of photographs,

A bale of cotton,

A basket of fruits,

A catalogue of prices,

A cloud of dust,

A comb of bananas,

A hand of bananas,

A sheaf of grain,

A shower of rain,

A group of islands,

A harvest of wheat,

A fleet of ship,

A forest of trees,

A hedge of bushes,

A pack of cards,

A pair of shoes,

A range of mountains,

A packet of letters,

A library of books.


The nouns which cannot be sensualized by the five senses are called Abstract Noun.

Example: kindness, love, hatred, holiness, liking, honesty, help, assistance, arrival, anger, happiness, sadness, etc.

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