SSC MTS 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09 August-2019 Shift-3 ::GENERAL ENGLISH::

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SSC MTS 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09 August-2019 Shift-3

::GENERAL ENGLISH::


Q.1 Select the synonym of the given word.
Slender
1. Sturdy
2. Slippery
3. Slim
4. Strong

Correct Answer: Slim

Q.2 Select the word which methe same as the  group of words given.
A person who wastes his money on luxury
1. Monarch
2. Expensive
3. Frugal
4. Extravagant

Correct Answer: Extravagant

Q.3 Select the meaning of the given idiom.
To pour oil in troubled water
1. To calm a dispute
2. To create tension
3. To light a fire
4. To raise a controversy

Correct Answer: To calm a dispute

Q.4 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank and make a grammatically correct sentence.
I was determined not to stay in hospital for any longer ____ was strictly necessary.
1. when
2. than
3. then
4. that

Correct Answer: than

Q.5 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error from the given options.
Put off the air conditioner unless you will catch a cold
1. you will
2. Put off the air conditioner
3. unless
4. catch a cold

Correct Answer: unless

Q.6 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error from the given options.
It’s important for media to be more responsibly and careful.
1. It’s important
2. for media to be
3. more responsibly
4. and careful

Correct Answer: more responsibly

Q.7 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select option 'No substitution required'.
The interview was broadcast on the same day he was sworn in as President.
1. had broadcast
2. broadcast
3. was broadcasted
4. No substitution required

Correct Answer: No substitution required

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Q.8 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error from the given options.
The company has invested a great deal of time and effort to setting up new training schemes.
1. The company has
2. time and effort to setting up
3. invested a great deal of
4. new training schemes

Correct Answer: time and effort to setting up

 Q.9 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. Elimantry
2. Elementary
3. Elemantry
4. Elimentary

Correct Answer: Elementary

 Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank and make a grammatically correct sentence.
The bodies _____ identified as those of two suspected drug dealers.
1. were
2. had
3. have
4. was

Correct Answer: were

 Q.11 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select option 'No substitution required'.
The trainee hand a copy of his appointment letter to the HR head.
1. No substitution required
2. handed over a copy
3. hand over the copy
4. handed of a copy

Correct Answer: handed over a copy

 Q.12 Select the antonym of the given word.
Hopeful
1. Optimistic
2. Pessimistic
3. Cheerful
4. Healthy

Correct Answer: Pessimistic

 Q.13 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given.
One who works very hard
1. Labourer
2. Industrious
3. Exploited
4. Exhausted

Correct Answer: Industrious

Q.14 Select the synonym of the given word.
Apparent
1. Obsolete
2. Objective
3. Obvious
4. Obscure

Correct Answer: Obvious

Q.15 Select the meaning of the given idiom.
Fair's fair
1. Fair complexion
2. Just treatment
3. Disappointed
4. White supremacy

Correct Answer: Just treatment

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. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor (1)____ a system of reading and writing for the visually impaired. His system (2)_____ virtually unchanged to date and is known worldwide simply as 'braille'. Blinded (3)_____ both eyes as a result of an early childhood (4)______, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He (5)______ at school and received a scholarship to the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. 

Q.16 Select the   most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.
1. from
2. of
3. by
4. in

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. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor (1)____ a system of reading and writing for the visually impaired. His system (2)_____ virtually unchanged to date and is known worldwide simply as 'braille'. Blinded (3)_____ both eyes as a result of an early childhood (4)______, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He (5)______ at school and received a scholarship to the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. 

Q.17 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.
1. leaves
2. rests
3. preserves
4. remains

Correct Answer: remains
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. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor (1)____ a system of reading and writing for the visually impaired. His system (2)_____ virtually unchanged to date and is known worldwide simply as 'braille'. Blinded (3)_____ both eyes as a result of an early childhood (4)______, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He (5)______ at school and received a scholarship to the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. 

Q.18 Select the most  appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.
1. in
2. with
3. to
4. on

Correct Answer: in
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. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor (1)____ a system of reading and writing for the visually impaired. His system (2)_____ virtually unchanged to date and is known worldwide simply as 'braille'. Blinded (3)_____ both eyes as a result of an early childhood (4)______, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He (5)______ at school and received a scholarship to the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. 

Q.19 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.
1. plan
2. accident
3. provision
4. occasion

Correct Answer: accident
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. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor (1)____ a system of reading and writing for the visually impaired. His system (2)_____ virtually unchanged to date and is known worldwide simply as 'braille'. Blinded (3)_____ both eyes as a result of an early childhood (4)______, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He (5)______ at school and received a scholarship to the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. 

Q.20 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.
1. excelled
2. talented
3. skilled
4. recorded

Correct Answer:  excelled

Q.21 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank and make a meaningful sentence.
She seemed _______ about the plan as she did not react much .
1. uninterested
2. enthusiastic
3. excited
4. interested

Correct Answer: uninterested

Q.22 Select the antonym of the given word.
Attract
1. Lure
2. Allure
3. Repel
4. Invite

Correct Answer: Repel

Q.23 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. Modern
2. Moddern
3. Modrran
4. Modren

Correct Answer: Modern

Q.24 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank and make a meaningful sentence.
The author touched the ______ of her career with her second novel which won the Pulitzer Prize.
1. peek
2. nadir
3. base
4. peak

Correct Answer: peak

Q.25 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select option 'No substitution required'.
Despite spending six years in politics, he are still regard by many as the new kid on the block.
1. he is still regard
2. he are still regarding
3. No substitution required
4. he is still regarded

Correct Answer: he is still regarded

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