SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 04-March-2020 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 04-March-2020 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)



Q.1 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sparse 
1. Scanty
2. Abundant
3. Costly
4. Tranquil

Correct Answer :  Abundant

 Q.2 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. Upon returning from his travels, he was forced to live in a house where his large family lived.
B. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer was a Malayalam fiction writer from Vaikom in Kerala.
C. The household was always noisy and full of chaos, no place for a writer surely!
D. Apart from family members, myriads of domestic animals also treated the house as their own.
1. BCDA
2. BCAD
3. BADC
4. BDCA

Correct Answer :  BADC

Q.3 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word. 
1. Impeach
2. Influence
3. Itinerent
4. Ignorance

Correct Answer : Itinerent

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

Being a millionaire, he is leading a ______ life. 
1. expensive
2. luxurious
3. destitute
4. conducive

Correct Answer : luxurious

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

Did the problems you had to face discourage you? 
1. Have you been discouraged by the problems you have to face?
2. Are you discouraged by the problems you had to face?
3. Were you discouraged by the problems you had to face?
4. Are you being discouraged by the problems you had to face?

Correct Answer : Were you discouraged by the problems you had to face?

Q.6 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given.

One who is preoccupied with his own interests 
1. Pessimist
2. Optimist
3. Atheist
4. Egoist

Correct Answer : Egoist

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.

Milton Hershey returned to the village where he had been born, in the heart of dairy country. He opened his chocolate manufacturing plant (1)______ 1905. With access to all the fresh milk he (2)______, he began producing the finest milk chocolate. The plant (3)______ opened in a small Pennsylvania village is today the (4)______ chocolate factory in the world. The confections created here are (5)______ around the world.
SubQuestion No : 7 
Q.7 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 1. 
1. in
2. on
3. at
4. to

Correct Answer : in

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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.

Milton Hershey returned to the village where he had been born, in the heart of dairy country. He opened his chocolate manufacturing plant (1)______ 1905. With access to all the fresh milk he (2)______, he began producing the finest milk chocolate. The plant (3)______ opened in a small Pennsylvania village is today the (4)______ chocolate factory in the world. The confections created here are (5)______ around the world.
SubQuestion No : 8 
Q.8 Select the most  appropriate option to fill in blank 2. 

1. considered
2. needed
3. distributed
4. kneaded

Correct Answer : needed

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.

Milton Hershey returned to the village where he had been born, in the heart of dairy country. He opened his chocolate manufacturing plant (1)______ 1905. With access to all the fresh milk he (2)______, he began producing the finest milk chocolate. The plant (3)______ opened in a small Pennsylvania village is today the (4)______ chocolate factory in the world. The confections created here are (5)______ around the world.
SubQuestion No : 9 
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 3. 
1. who
2. what
3. when
4. that

Correct Answer : 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.

Milton Hershey returned to the village where he had been born, in the heart of dairy country. He opened his chocolate manufacturing plant (1)______ 1905. With access to all the fresh milk he (2)______, he began producing the finest milk chocolate. The plant (3)______ opened in a small Pennsylvania village is today the (4)______ chocolate factory in the world. The confections created here are (5)______ around the world.
SubQuestion No : 10 
Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 4. 
1. most largest
2. large
3. largest
4. larger

Correct Answer :  largest

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.

Milton Hershey returned to the village where he had been born, in the heart of dairy country. He opened his chocolate manufacturing plant (1)______ 1905. With access to all the fresh milk he (2)______, he began producing the finest milk chocolate. The plant (3)______ opened in a small Pennsylvania village is today the (4)______ chocolate factory in the world. The confections created here are (5)______ around the world.
SubQuestion No : 11 
Q.11 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 5. 
1. selections
2. choices
3. collections
4. favourites

Correct Answer : favourites

 Q.12 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Children under five years are ______ from passport biometrics. 
1. allowed
2. escaped
3. acquitted
4. exempted

Correct Answer : exempted

 Q.13 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word. 
1. Deter
2. Diliver
3. Decision
4. Denial

Correct Answer : Diliver

 Q.14 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

I am believing you have submitted all the necessary documents. 
1. all the
2. necessary documents
3. you have submitted
4. I am believing

Correct Answer : I am believing

 Q.15 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select 'No substitution'.

Your advice will benefit to me. 
1. benefit from me
2. benefit for me
3. No substitution
4. benefit me

Correct Answer : benefit me

Q.16 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Bring to light 
1. Reveal clearly
2. Cheer someone
3. Brighten up
4. Praise in public

Correct Answer : Reveal clearly

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

No sooner did we receive your message when we heaved a sigh of relief. 
1. did we receive
2. a sigh of relief
3. your message
4. when we heaved

Correct Answer : when we heaved

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

Hold water 
1. To be fickle
2. To be valid
3. To be busy
4. To be deep

Correct Answer : To be valid

Q.19 Select the most appropriate  synonym of the given word.

Solitary 
1. Stubborn
2. Sensible
3. Splendid
4. Singular

Correct Answer : Singular

Q.20 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

The lawyer said to me, "There is no proof of your involvement in this case." 
1. The lawyer said me that there was no proof of my involvement in this case.
2. The lawyer told me that there was no proof of my involvement in that case.
3. The lawyer told that there is no proof of my involvement in that case.
4. The lawyer told me that there is no proof of your involvement in this case.

Correct Answer : The lawyer told me that there was no proof of my involvement in that case.

Q.21 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Friendship 
1. Amity
2. Slavery
3. Enmity
4. Arrogance

Correct Answer : Enmity

Q.22 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. Even the most ill-equipped laboratory would have been better than their shed.
B. Thus, they did not allow any difficulties to come in their way.
C. But their mind was set upon the discovery of radium.
D. The Curies had to work in extreme poverty. 
1. ADBC
2. DBCA
3. DACB
4. ABCD

Correct Answer : DACB

Q.23 Select the​​​​​​​ most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No substitution.

Where you left your bag yesterday? 
1. No substitution
2. Where did you left
3. Where did you leave
4. Where were you leaving

Correct Answer : Where did you leave

Q.24 Select the most appropriate synonym of the  given word.

Fury 
1. Anger
2. Risk
3. Sin
4. Crime

Correct Answer : Anger

Q.25 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given.

A geometrical figure with eight sides 
1. Hexagon
2. Octagon
3. Pentagon
4. Heptagon

Correct Answer : Octagon

 

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