SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 04-June-2019 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 04-June-2019 Shift-2

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1 Select the antonym of the given word.
TENDER
1. soft
2. warm
3. gentle
4. rough

Correct Answer : rough

Q.2 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and
lives by begging.
1. truant
2. vagrant
3. itinerant
4. migrant

Correct Answer : vagrant

Q.3 Select the wrongly spelt word.
1. examplify
2. exempt
3. example
4. exhale

Correct Answer : examplify

Q.4 Select the synonym of the given word.
GARRULOUS
1. guttral
2. throaty
3. concise
4. talkative

Correct Answer : talkative

 Q.5 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. That sort of pollution, which is also widespread in other south east Asian nations,regularly kills wildlife like whales and turtles that ingest the waste.
B. Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world's biggest ocean polluters due to its reliance on single-use plastic.
C. In Thailand also, a whale died last year after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags.
D. In the latest case, a whale with 40 kilos of plastic trash in its stomach died on Saturday in southern Philippines where it was stranded a day earlier.
1. ABCD
2. BADC
3. BCAD
4. DABC

Correct Answer :  BADC

 Q.6 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
get out of hand
1. give up something
2. get out of control
3. to complete a task
4. get upset

Correct Answer : get out of control

 Q.7 Select the antonym of the given word.
ESCALATE
1. reduce
2. enlarge
3. raise
4. heighten

Correct Answer : reduce

 

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 Q.8 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
Do not park your car in front of my house.
1. Your car could not be parked in front of my house.
2. Your car should not be parked in front of my house.
3. My house should not be parked in front of your car.
4. Your car need not be parked in front of my house.

Correct Answer : Your car should not be parked in front of my house.

 Q.9 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
Scientists at Cambridge University are ______ how plants can give us sustainable energy.
1. scrutinizing
2. investigating
3. looking
4. inspecting

Correct Answer :  investigating

 Q.10 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.
The main gate of the building was being guarded by gun-totting guards.
1. The main gate of the building were guarding gun-totting guards.
2. Gun-totting guards guarded the main gate of the building.
3. Gun-totting guards were guarding the main gate of the building.
4. Gun-totting guards have been guarding the main gate of the building.

Correct Answer : Gun-totting guards guarded the main gate of the building.

 Q.11 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. The elephant tusks were tracked from the Democratic Republic of Congo for two months.
B. Customs officials in Thailand say it's the biggest seizure in the country's history.
C. Four tonnes of ivory, with a market value of $6 million - it was an impressive haul.
D. Officials say they were being transported to Laos, from where they believed the ivory would be sold to customers across Asia.
1. ABCD
2. CABD
3. ACDB
4. CBAD

Correct Answer : CBAD

 Q.12 Select the synonym of the given word.
TILT
1. support
2. straighten
3. cross
4. slant

Correct Answer : slant

 Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
If you join this job now, it proves to be good in the long run.
1. it will prove to be good
2. it proves good
3. No improvement
4. it has proved to be good

Correct Answer : it will prove to be good

 Q.14 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
She got two quick promotions in order that she has good communication skills.
1. in order that
2. She got
3. she has good communication skills
4. two quick promotions

Correct Answer :  in order that

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.
An Italian mayor has been cleaning the streets along with his councilors after their town
(1)______ with no manual workers, it's reported. In fact, (2)______ was sweeping the piazza in front of the (3)______ church in preparation for market day, (4)______ the deputy mayor's father and a town councilor armed with a high-pressure hose. The town Zerfaliu's last (5)______ retired six months ago and nobody has been hired since then. "We can't do
anything - we are blocked by bureaucracy," the mayor says.

 Q.15 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.
1. has left
2. leaves
3. was left
4. was leaving

Correct Answer : was left

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.
An Italian mayor has been cleaning the streets along with his councilors after their town (1)______ with no manual workers, it's reported. In fact, (2)______ was sweeping the piazza in front of the (3)______ church in preparation for market day, (4)______ the deputy mayor's father and a town councilor armed with a high-pressure hose. The town Zerfaliu's last (5)______ retired six months ago and nobody has been hired since then. "We can't do
anything - we are blocked by bureaucracy," the mayor says.

 Q.16 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2.
1. he
2. she
3. they
4. it

Correct Answer : he

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.
An Italian mayor has been cleaning the streets along with his councilors after their town (1)______ with no manual workers, it's reported. In fact, (2)______ was sweeping the piazza in front of the (3)______ church in preparation for market day, (4)______ the deputy mayor's father and a town councilor armed with a high-pressure hose. The town Zerfaliu's last (5)______ retired six months ago and nobody has been hired since then. "We can't do
anything - we are blocked by bureaucracy," the mayor says.

 Q.17 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3.
1. local
2. next
3. neighbour
4. near

Correct Answer :  local

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.
An Italian mayor has been cleaning the streets along with his councilors after their town (1)______ with no manual workers, it's reported. In fact, (2)______ was sweeping the piazza in front of the (3)______ church in preparation for market day, (4)______ the deputy mayor's father and a town councilor armed with a high-pressure hose. The town Zerfaliu's last
(5)______ retired six months ago and nobody has been hired since then. "We can't do anything - we are blocked by bureaucracy," the mayor says. 

Q.18 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.
1. also
2. along
3. as well
4. alongside

Correct Answer : alongside

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.
An Italian mayor has been cleaning the streets along with his councilors after their town (1)______ with no manual workers, it's reported. In fact, (2)______ was sweeping the piazza in front of the (3)______ church in preparation for market day, (4)______ the deputy mayor's father and a town councilor armed with a high-pressure hose. The town Zerfaliu's last (5)______ retired six months ago and nobody has been hired since then. "We can't do
anything - we are blocked by bureaucracy," the mayor says.

Q.19 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.
1. worker
2. councillor
3. mayor
4. member

Correct Answer : worker

Q.20 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
I look for a better job for the last two months, but nothing is in sight.
1. have been looking for a better job
2. have looked for a better job
3. No improvement
4. looked for a better job

Correct Answer :  have been looking for a better job

Q.21 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
costs an arm and a leg
1. rarely available
2. easy to obtain
3. nothing to lose
4. very expensive

Correct Answer : very expensive

Q.22 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A person, animal or plant belonging originally to a place
1. native
2. resident
3. occupant
4. alien

Correct Answer : native

 Q.23 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
Due to the Cyclone Idai vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupting in Zimbabwe and Mosambique.
1. vast areas of land have been flooded
2. and communications disrupting
3. Due to the Cyclone Idai
4. roads destroyed

Correct Answer : and communications disrupting

 Q.24 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
The State Government argued that it could not ______ the increase in the teachers'salaries as awarded by the court.
1. stand
2. afford
3. spare
4. get

Correct Answer : afford

 Q.25 Select the wrongly spelt word.
1. comparable
2. comparison
3. compitition
4. communication

Correct Answer : compitition

 

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