SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 07-June-2019 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 07-June-2019 Shift-3

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1    Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

The old man wished to donate his ______ wealth for the upliftment of the downtrodden.
1. eminent
2. immense
3. intense
4. elusive

Correct Answer : immense

Q.2    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

TRANSIENT
1. stationary
2. permanent
3. celestial
4. temporal

Correct Answer : permanent

Q.3    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

The heavy losses in business came like a bolt from the blue.    
1. an ominous warning
2. a thunderstorm
3. a windfall
4. an unexpected disaster

Correct Answer : an unexpected disaster

Q.4    Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 

Some people believe that discipline means blind submission to authority.    
1. It has been believed by some people that discipline means blind submission to authority.
2. It was believed by some people that discipline meant blind submission to authority.
3. It is believed by some people that discipline means blind submission to authority.
4. It is belief by some people that discipline means blind submission to authority.

Correct Answer : It is believed by some people that discipline means blind submission to authority.

Q.5    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. corigible
2. concious
3. complascent
4. contemptible

Correct Answer : contemptible

Q.6 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

If so many catches had not being dropped, we would have won the match.    
1. had not being dropped
2. won the match
3. If so many catches
4. we would have

Correct Answer : had not being dropped

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.

There was still a light on in Mo's room. He often stayed (1)______ reading late into the night. Meggie had (2)______ her love of books from him. When she (3)______ refuge with him from a bad dream, nothing could lull (4)______back to sleep better than Mo's calm breathing (5)______ her and the sound of the pages turning.

Q.7    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.    
1. out
2. away
3. for
4. up

Correct Answer : up

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.

There was still a light on in Mo's room. He often stayed (1)______ reading late into the night. Meggie had (2)______ her love of books from him. When she (3)______ refuge with him from a bad dream, nothing could lull (4)______back to sleep better than Mo's calm breathing (5)______ her and the sound of the pages turning.

Q.8    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.    
1. extracted
2. gained
3. procured
4. inherited

Correct Answer : inherited

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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.

There was still a light on in Mo's room. He often stayed (1)______ reading late into the night. Meggie had (2)______ her love of books from him. When she (3)______ refuge with him from a bad dream, nothing could lull (4)______back to sleep better than Mo's calm breathing (5)______ her and the sound of the pages turning.

Q.9    Select the  most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3    
1. takes
2. has taken
3. took
4. will take

Correct Answer : took

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.

There was still a light on in Mo's room. He often stayed (1)______ reading late into the night. Meggie had (2)______ her love of books from him. When she (3)______ refuge with him from a bad dream, nothing could lull (4)______back to sleep better than Mo's calm breathing (5)______ her and the sound of the pages turning.

Q.10    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4    
1. his
2. it
3. her
4. them

Correct Answer : her

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.

There was still a light on in Mo's room. He often stayed (1)______ reading late into the night. Meggie had (2)______ her love of books from him. When she (3)______ refuge with him from a bad dream, nothing could lull (4)______back to sleep better than Mo's calm breathing (5)______ her and the sound of the pages turning.

Q.11    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.    
1. beside
2. behind
3. against
4. around

Correct Answer : beside

Q.12    Given below  are four jumbled sentences.  Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. Only the fittest creatures can survive while competing for food.
B. Why do some species survive and others become extinct?
C. His answer was that there is ceaseless struggle for life among all creatures.
D. This was the question that Darwin asked himself.
1. BDCA
2. ABDC
3. BCDA
4. ADCB

Correct Answer : BDCA

Q.13    Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

The committee members were in ______ over the budget for the function.
1. difference
2. descent
3. deference
4. dissent

Correct Answer : dissent

Q.14    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

LIBERTY
1. slavery
2. freedom
3. autonomy
4. reservation

Correct Answer : slavery

Q.15    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

He kicked up a row when he was denied entry to the amusement park.    
1. waited in a queue
2. cried with sorrow
3. created a fuss
4. kicked the guard

Correct Answer : created a fuss

Q.16    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Each of the girls have given an impressive dance performance.    
1. Each of the girls
2. an impressive
3. dance performance
4. have given

Correct Answer : while pursuing momentary pleasures.

Q.17    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.

Let us not neglect important aspects of life although pursue momentary pleasures.    
1. No improvement
2. by pursued moment pleasures.
3. while pursuing momentary pleasures.
4. through pursued in momentary pleasures.

Correct Answer : through pursued in momentary pleasures.

Q.18    Select one word substitution for the given words.

A trade that is prohibited by law
1. illusive
2. incredible
3. inapt
4. illicit

Correct Answer : illicit

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

RETICENT
1. confident
2. garrulous
3. silent
4. extrovert

Correct Answer : silent

Q.20    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

FURY
1. anger
2. sorrow
3. fright
4. cruelty

Correct Answer : anger

Q.21    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.

We must endeavour to increase women's access for education also employment.    
1. access in education also employment
2. access to education and employment
3. excess to education or employment
4. No improvement

Correct Answer : access to education and employment

Q.22    Select the correct active form of the given sentence. 

The hunchback was being laughed at by everyone.
1. Everyone is laughing at the hunchback.
2. Everyone laughs at the hunchback.
3. Everyone laughed at the hunchback.
4. Everyone was laughing at the hunchback.

Correct Answer : Everyone was laughing at the hunchback.

Q.23    Select one word substitution for the given words.

To give up the throne
1. abdicate
2. consign
3. usurp
4. bequeath

Correct Answer : abdicate

Q.24    Given below are four jumbled sentences.  Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. What can we do to avoid anger and provocation?
B. Anger and tension are prevalent due to conflicts arising out of these differences.
C. The society is full of people who think and act differently.
D. We need to develop in ourselves the capacity for conversion to turn negative experiences into positive thinking.
1. ABDC
2. CBAD
3. ACBD
4. CADB

Correct Answer : CBAD

Q.25    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. apearance
2. abundance
3. attendence
4. arrogence

Correct Answer : abundance

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