SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 03-March-2020 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 03-March-2020 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)



Q.1 Select the synonym of the given word.

PATHETIC 
1. Curious
2. Insignificant
3. Pitiful
4. Dull

Correct Answer : Pitiful

Q.2 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

The modern man is busy acquiring more and more wealth and designing ways to invest it in more sense pleasures. 
1. modern man is busy
2. designing ways to invest it
3. in more sense pleasures
4. acquiring more and more wealth

Correct Answer : in more sense pleasures

Q.3 Select the antonym of the given word.

HILARIOUS 
1. Happy
2. Sad
3. Blithe
4. Merry

Correct Answer :  Sad

Q.4 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

It is an ______ day to start your new business. 
1. audacious
2. auspicious
3. ominous
4. occasional

Correct Answer : auspicious

Q.5 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

He said to me, "What are you doing?" 
1. He said what I had been doing.
2. He asked me what I was doing.
3. He asked me that what was I doing.
4. He said that what I was doing.

Correct Answer : He asked me what I was doing.

Q.6 Select the most appropriate word to substitute the underlined word of the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No improvement’.

There is a great degrade in values in modern age. 
1. No improvement
2. degradation of values
3. deliberation for values
4. demonstration from values

Correct Answer : degradation of values

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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.

Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.
SubQuestion No : 7 
Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 1 
1. inferior
2. helpless
3. subordinate
4. dependent

Correct Answer : dependent

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.

Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.
SubQuestion No : 8 
Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 2 
1. administrators
2. slaves
3. victims
4. masters

Correct Answer : masters

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.

Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.
SubQuestion No : 9 
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 3 
1. from
2. under
3. upon
4. into

Correct Answer : upon

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.

Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.
SubQuestion No : 10 
Q.10 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 4 
1. gave
2. give
3. given
4. gives

Correct Answer : given

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.

Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.
SubQuestion No : 11 
Q.11 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5 
1. outdated
2. optimum
3. optimist
4. optional

Correct Answer : optimum

Q.12 Select the wrongly spelt word. 
1. Mansion
2. Ostentasion
3. Extension
4. Persuasion

Correct Answer : Ostentasion

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

On shank's mare 
1. On an elephant
2. On foot
3. On a lion
4. On a bicycle

Correct Answer : On foot

Q.14 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom

A snake in the grass 
1. A well-wisher
2. A secret enemy
3. A good friend
4. Difficult to find

Correct Answer : A secret enemy

Q.15 Select the antonym of the given word.

VICIOUS 
1. Virtuous
2. Baneful
3. Sinful
4. Unfortunate

Correct Answer : Virtuous

Q.16 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.
A. Nevertheless, sound health, economic security and mental satisfaction are desired by all
B. A change that is conducive to happiness may be termed as progress.
C. But different people find happiness in different things.
D. So, If a change contributes to the growth of these factors, it is progress. 
1. DBCA
2. ABCD
3. BDCA
4. BCAD

Correct Answer : BCAD

Q.17 Select one word for the following group of words.

One who leaves his own country to settle in another 
1. Native
2. Emigrant
3. Foreigner
4. Tourist

Correct Answer : Emigrant

Q.18 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. Can I borrow your camera?
B. I will give it back to you next week.
C. I am going to jungle safari tomorrow.
D. My friend told me that jungle is beautiful in these days. 
1. CADB
2. CDAB
3. BACD
4. ADBC

Correct Answer : CDAB

Q.19 Select the most appropriate segment to substitute the underlined segment of the given sentence. If no substitution is required select ‘No improvement’

A man in need pleaded for help. 
1. requested for helping
2. No improvement
3. promised for help
4. commanded to help

Correct Answer : No improvement

Q.20 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

The Prime Minister, along with the other ministers have left for America. 
1. the other ministers
2. The Prime Minister along with
3. for America
4. have left

Correct Answer : have left

Q.21 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

The thief was being arrested by the police. 
1. The police was arresting the thief.
2. The police arrested the thief.
3. The police has arrested the thief.
4. The police had arrested the thief.

Correct Answer : The police was arresting the thief.

Q.22 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

He ______ a heinous crime. 
1. happened
2. occurred
3. committed
4. made

Correct Answer :  committed

Q.23 Select the wrongly spelt word. 
1. Practicle
2. Flexible
3. Flashy
4. Elegant

Correct Answer : Practicle

Q.24 Select the synonym of the given word.

PENITENCE 
1. Patience
2. Repentance
3. Misery
4. Admiration

Correct Answer : Repentance

Q.25 Select one word for the following group of words.

A period of ten years 
1. Fortnight
2. Millennium
3. Century
4. Decade

Correct Answer : Decade

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