SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 03-March-2020 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 03-March-2020 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)



Q.1 Select the passive form of the given sentence.

The manager keeps the work pending. 
1. The work was kept pending by the manager.
2. The work are being kept pending by the manager.
3. The work has been kept pending by the manager
4. The work is kept pending by the manager.

Correct Answer : The work is kept pending by the manager.

  Q.2 Select the correct synonym of the given word.

Obligatory 
1. Aggressive
2. Mandatory
3. Useless
4. Reckless

Correct Answer : Mandatory

 Q.3 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement

The Director will agree with the proposal if we do not exceed the budget. 
1. No Improvement
2. agree on a proposal
3. agreed by the proposal
4. agree to the proposal

Correct Answer : agree to the proposal

Q.4 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

One of the boys from our school have been selected for National Badminton Championship. 
1. for National Badminton Championship
2. have been selected
3. from our school
4. One of the boys

Correct Answer : have been selected

Q.5 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order
A. However, the rate of population increase is another important factor to consider.
B. This change can be expressed in two ways.
C. Growth of population refers to the change in the number of inhabitants of a country.
D. First, in terms of absolute numbers and second, in terms of percentage change. 
1. CBDA
2. BDCA
3. CADB
4. BADC

Correct Answer : CBDA

 Q.6 Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

We must ______ help to the homeless and physically disabled people. 
1. exert
2. contribute
3. render
4. donate

Correct Answer : render

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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.

Communication plays a (1)______ role in the overall development of man. It can be learnt by our (2)______ efforts. Today, success in our professional life depends on our (3)______ to read, write and speak well which results in effective communication. Barriers (4)______ communication hinder the communication process. It is very important to (5)______ these barriers so that the transmission of the message can be smooth.
SubQuestion No : 7 
 Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1 
1. better
2. total
3. vital
4. lifeless

Correct Answer : vital

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.

Communication plays a (1)______ role in the overall development of man. It can be learnt by our (2)______ efforts. Today, success in our professional life depends on our (3)______ to read, write and speak well which results in effective communication. Barriers (4)______ communication hinder the communication process. It is very important to (5)______ these barriers so that the transmission of the message can be smooth.
SubQuestion No : 8 
 Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2 
1. important
2. contradictory
3. conscious
4. unclear

Correct Answer : conscious

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.

Communication plays a (1)______ role in the overall development of man. It can be learnt by our (2)______ efforts. Today, success in our professional life depends on our (3)______ to read, write and speak well which results in effective communication. Barriers (4)______ communication hinder the communication process. It is very important to (5)______ these barriers so that the transmission of the message can be smooth.
SubQuestion No : 9 
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3 
1. facility
2. variety
3. ability
4. agility

Correct Answer : ability

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.

Communication plays a (1)______ role in the overall development of man. It can be learnt by our (2)______ efforts. Today, success in our professional life depends on our (3)______ to read, write and speak well which results in effective communication. Barriers (4)______ communication hinder the communication process. It is very important to (5)______ these barriers so that the transmission of the message can be smooth.
SubQuestion No : 10 
 Q.10 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4 
1. to
2. from
3. by
4. against

Correct Answer : to

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.

Communication plays a (1)______ role in the overall development of man. It can be learnt by our (2)______ efforts. Today, success in our professional life depends on our (3)______ to read, write and speak well which results in effective communication. Barriers (4)______ communication hinder the communication process. It is very important to (5)______ these barriers so that the transmission of the message can be smooth.
SubQuestion No : 11 
  Q.11 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5 
1. succeed
2. overcome
3. create
4. strengthen

Correct Answer : overcome

Q.12 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement

The captain as well the players were responsible for winning the trophy. 
1. The captain as well as the players was
2. No Improvement
3. The captain also the players were
4. As The captain with the players were

Correct Answer : The captain as well as the players was

Q.13 Select the appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

A hard nut to crack 
1. Easily encouraged
2. Easily disappointed
3. Not restrained
4. A difficult problem

Correct Answer : A difficult problem

Q.14 Select the correct antonym of the given word.

Exodus 
1. Departure
2. Arrival
3. Exit
4. Refund

Correct Answer : Arrival

 Q.15 Select the correctly spelt word. 
1. exhail
2. exteract
3. exhibit
4. exhoust

Correct Answer : exhibit

Q.16 Select the word, which means the same as the groups of words given.

A song sung at a burial 
1. Sonnet
2. Ballad
3. Hymn
4. Dirge

Correct Answer : Dirge

 Q.17 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

I can swim very fast when I was only five. 
1. I can swim
2. when I was
3. only five
4. very fast

Correct Answer : I can swim

 Q.18 Select the appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To take French leave 
1. Leave with written permission
2. Leave without any intimation
3. Acknowledge the host
4. Welcome the host

Correct Answer :  Leave without any intimation

 Q.19 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order
A. However, they ignore the truth that progress and success are proportional to the labor they put in.
B. The general human tendency is to find faults in the policies framed by the government.
C. They blame the government for their slow progress, expecting miracles and magical transformation in their life.
D. So people openly criticize and condemn the policy makers. 
1. CDAB
2. ABCD
3. DBAC
4. BDCA

Correct Answer : BDCA

 Q.20 Select the correctly spelt word. 
1. Humilliation
2. Sarcasm
3. Retalaite
4. Bouquette

Correct Answer : Sarcasm

Q.21 Select the word, which means the same as the given group of words.

Something that cannot be heard 
1. infallible
2. inaudible
3. irrevocable
4. audible

Correct Answer : inaudible

 Q.22  Select the indirect narration of the given sentence.

He said to the hotel receptionist, “Can you tell me the tariff of rooms? 
1. He asked the hotel receptionist that if he can tell him the tariff of rooms.
2. He asked the hotel receptionist to tell him the tariff of rooms.
3. He asked the hotel receptionist if he could tell him the tariff of rooms.
4. He enquired the hotel receptionist if he can tell him the tariff of rooms.

Correct Answer : He asked the hotel receptionist if he could tell him the tariff of rooms.

 Q.23 Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

Handle this glass table with care because it is ______. 
1. frugal
2. fragile
3. ductile
4. volatile

Correct Answer : fragile

 Q.24 Select the correct antonym of the given word.

Quiescent 
1. Peaceful
2. Dejected
3. Indifferent
4. Active

Correct Answer : Active

 Q.25 Select the correct synonym of the given word.

Scintillating 
1. Flattering
2. Boring
3. Glittering
4. Stinging

Correct Answer : Glittering

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