SSC MTS 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 02 August-2019 Shift-1 ::GENERAL ENGLISH::

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SSC MTS 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 02 August-2019 Shift-1

::GENERAL ENGLISH::


Q.1 Choose the correctly spelt word.
1. Hotiness
2. Haughtyness
3. Haughtiness
4. Hautiness

Correct Answer: Haughtiness

Q.2 Choose the correctly spelt word.
1. Gramar
2. Gramer
3. Grammar
4. Grammer

Correct Answer: Grammar

Q.3 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Her parents always ______ her in her studies.
1. encouraged
2. interested
3. impressed
4. expected

Correct Answer: encouraged

Q.4 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
Fertile
1. Barren
2. Civilized
3. Sane
4. Tough

Correct Answer: Barren

Q.5 Choose the most appropriate word that can substitute the given group of words.
One who pretends to be what he is not
1. Director
2. Hypocrite
3. Creator
4. Acrobat

Correct Answer: Hypocrite

Q.6 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
Acute
1. Dark
2. Clever
3. Grave
4. Blunt

Correct Answer: Blunt

Q.7 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Deepen
1. Soothe
2. Neutralize
3. Relieve
4. Intensify

Correct Answer: Intensify

 Q.8 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
The ball is in (one's) court
1. To be responsible for further action
2. To pass the responsibility to another
3. To be fearful of taking any action
4. To risk everything in one venture

Correct Answer: To be responsible for further action

 Q.9 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The entry gates were closed ______ we could enter in.
1. till
2. before
3. after
4. until

Correct Answer: before

 Q.10 Find the part of the given sentence that has an error in it. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’.
I told the tailor/to made a new/dress for me. /No error.
1. dress for me
2. I told the tailor
3. No error
4. to made a new

Correct Answer: to made a new

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 Q.11 Find the part of the given sentence that has an error in it. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’.
The lady/standing in the/corner is fat. /No error.
1. corner is fat
2. No error
3. standing in the
4. The lady

Correct Answer: No error

 Q.12 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No Improvement.
Please tell the story in a nutshell.
1. at a nutshell
2. in the nutshell
3. in nutshells
4. No Improvement

Correct Answer: No Improvement

 Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No Improvement.
He did not like the novel, nor I did.
1. nor did I
2. No Improvement
3. nor I like it
4. nor did I likes it

Correct Answer: nor did I

 Q.14 Choose the most appropriate word that can substitute the given group of words.
A place where nuns live and work
1. Convent
2. Dormitory
3. Hostel
4. Quarter

Correct Answer: Convent

Q.15 Find the part of the given sentence that has an error in it. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’.
It was not possible/for we/to understand her. /No error.
1. for we
2. to understand her
3. It was not possible
4. No error

Correct Answer: for we

 Q.16 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
______ you like some water?
1. Do
2. Would
3. Shall
4. Can

Correct Answer: Would

Q.17 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Courage
1. Meekness
2. Valour
3. Humility
4. Timidity

Correct Answer: Valour

Q.18 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
We must start now ______ it will be too late.
1. until
2. unless
3. or
4. but

Correct Answer: or
Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. Humanity can be (1)______ as the quality of being human; the peculiar nature (2)______ man, by which he is distinguished (3)______ other beings. Being human (4)______ not mean that an individual possesses humanity. One of the (5)______ outstanding examples of extraordinary humanity in a human being has been portrayed beautifully by Mother Teresa.

Q.19 Select the most   appropriate option for blank No. 1.
1. define
2. defining
3. defined
4. defines

Correct Answer: defined
Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. Humanity can be (1)______ as the quality of being human; the peculiar nature (2)______ man, by which he is distinguished (3)______ other beings. Being human (4)______ not mean that an individual possesses humanity. One of the (5)______ outstanding examples of extraordinary humanity in a human being has been portrayed beautifully by Mother Teresa.

Q.20 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2.
1. of
2. in
3. at
4. to

Correct Answer: of
Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. Humanity can be (1)______ as the quality of being human; the peculiar nature (2)______ man, by which he is distinguished (3)______ other beings. Being human (4)______ not mean that an individual possesses humanity. One of the (5)______ outstanding examples of extraordinary humanity in a human being has been portrayed beautifully by Mother Teresa.

Q.21 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3.
1. along
2. for
3. by
4. from

Correct Answer: from
Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. Humanity can be (1)______ as the quality of being human; the peculiar nature (2)______ man, by which he is distinguished (3)______ other beings. Being human (4)______ not mean that an individual possesses humanity. One of the (5)______ outstanding examples of extraordinary humanity in a human being has been portrayed beautifully by Mother Teresa. 

Q.22 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.
1. had
2. does
3. has
4. did

Correct Answer: does

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. Humanity can be (1)______ as the quality of being human; the peculiar nature (2)______ man, by which he is distinguished (3)______ other beings. Being human (4)______ not mean that an individual possesses humanity. One of the (5)______ outstanding examples of extraordinary humanity in a human being has been portrayed beautifully by Mother Teresa. 

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.
1. more
2. many
3. most
4. much

Correct Answer:  most

Q.24 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No Improvement. The father with his children were expected to attend the function. 
1. are
2. have
3. No Improvement
4. was

Correct Answer: was

Q.25 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. Bend over backwards
1. To express sudden shock
2. To exert a lot of effort towards some end
3. To end all activities
4. To confess to a crime

Correct Answer: To confess to a crime

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