SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 08-AUG-2017 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 08-AUG-2017 Shift-2

(English Comprehension)


QID : 176 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No error'.

Hardly had I reached the (1)/ exhibition where I learnt (2)/ about the major robbery. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 177 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No error'.

No sooner did the sun rise (1)/ when we resumed the journey (2)/ after having a hasty breakfast. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 

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QID : 178 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

He _____ to the problem of air pollution in his speech.
Options:
1) averted
2) adverted
3) exclaimed
4) mentioned
Correct Answer: adverted
 
QID : 179 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Rohan is so magnanimous that everyone is always _____ to help him in his project.
Options:
1) eager
2) enthusiastic
3) reluctant
4) ignorant
Correct Answer: eager

QID : 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Succulent
Options:
1) Sucking
2) Soft
3) Juicy
4) Pale
Correct Answer: Juicy
 
QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Congregation
Options:
1) Discussion
2) Attention
3) Contraction
4) Assembly
Correct Answer: Assembly
 
QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Evanescent
Options:
1) Enticing
2) Fleeting
3) Erratic
4) Elusive
Correct Answer: Enticing
 
QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Panegyric
Options:
1) Noxious
2) Criticism
3) Fantasy
4) Grandeur
Correct Answer: Criticism
 
QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

To put a spoke in one's wheel
Options:
1) To be advantageous at the time of difficulty
2) To maintain under all circumstances
3) To blame the other party
4) To put a difficulty in the way of progress
Correct Answer: To put a difficulty in the way of progress
 
QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

At loggerheads
Options:
1) To suffer
2) In conflict with someone
3) To face tough competition
4) To be in do or die situation
Correct Answer: In conflict with someone
 
QID : 186 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

She is (the best and wisest) girl in the class.
Options:
1) best and wisest
2) a best and a wisest
3) the best and the wisest
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: the best and the wisest
 
QID : 187 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The people of Japan are (wiser than America.)
Options:
1) wiser than that of America.
2) wiser than those of America.
3) wiser to that of America.
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: wiser than those of America.
 
QID : 188 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

One skilled in telling stories
Options:
1) Ventral
2) Fanatic
3) Raconteur
4) Tyro
Correct Answer: Raconteur
 
QID : 189 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Fear of Fire
Options:
1) Arsonphobia
2) Astraphobia
3) Astrophobia
4) Arrhenphobia
Correct Answer: Arsonphobia
 
QID : 190 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Hygeine
2) Fascist
3) Career
4) Apparel
Correct Answer: Hygeine
 
QID : 191 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Reside
2) Revise
3) Advise
4) Demice
Correct Answer: Demice
 
QID : 192 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: He raised his voice against idol-worship.
Q: People are generally very open and accept social changes with a positive attitude.
R: Swami Dayanand Saraswati is remembered with reverence and affection among the social reformers of the nineteenth century.
S: India is a country which respects spiritualism much more than materialism.
Options:
1) QRSP
2) PRSQ
3) RSPQ
4) SQRP
Correct Answer: SQRP
 
QID : 193 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

P: For that we need people who possess not only high skills but high values as well.
Q: So the need of the hour is not only skill-based education but also value-inspired and value-based education.
R: When we talk of investing in education, a question arises as to what kind of education needs to be given to the youngster.
S: Our aim is to evolve not only an affluent society, but an egalitarian, just, humane and compassionate society.
Options:
1) SPRQ
2) PRQS
3) RQSP
4) RSPQ
Correct Answer: RSPQ
 
QID : 194 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Please guide me.
Options:
1) You are requested to guide me.
2) You have been requested to guide me.
3) You were requested to guide me.
4) You are being requested to guide me.
Correct Answer: You are requested to guide me.
 
QID : 195 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

The teacher said, "The Earth revolves around the sun."
Options:
1) The teacher said that the Earth is being revolving around the sun.
2) The teacher said that the Earth revolves around the sun.
3) The teacher said that the Earth revolved around the sun.
4) The teacher said that the Earth had been revolving around the sun.
Correct Answer: The teacher said that the Earth revolves around the sun.
 
QID : 196 - In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The _____ of energy in India are met from both commercial and non commercial sources. The most _____ sources of energy today are coal and natural gas, hydro electricity and nuclear power. On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy. While non commercial forms of energy _____ demand, coal is the _____ source of commercial energy in India.

The _____ of energy in India are met from both commercial
Options:
1) requirements
2) sources
3) availability
4) lessen
Correct Answer: requirements
 
QID : 197 - In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The _____ of energy in India are met from both commercial and non commercial sources. The most _____ sources of energy today are coal and natural gas, hydro electricity and nuclear power. On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy. While non commercial forms of energy _____ demand, coal is the _____ source of commercial energy in India.

and non commercial sources. The most _____ sources of energy today are coal and natural gas
Options:
1) vital
2) insignificant
3) important
4) expensive
Correct Answer: important
 
QID : 198 - In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The _____ of energy in India are met from both commercial and non commercial sources. The most _____ sources of energy today are coal and natural gas, hydro electricity and nuclear power. On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy. While non commercial forms of energy _____ demand, coal is the _____ source of commercial energy in India.

On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy.
Options:
1) constitutes
2) combines
3) mixes
4) collaborates
Correct Answer: constitutes
 
QID : 199 - In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The _____ of energy in India are met from both commercial and non commercial sources. The most _____ sources of energy today are coal and natural gas, hydro electricity and nuclear power. On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy. While non commercial forms of energy _____ demand, coal is the _____ source of commercial energy in India.

While non commercial forms of energy _____ demand,
Options:
1) need
2) meet
3) shed
4) rests
Correct Answer: meet
 
QID : 200 - In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The _____ of energy in India are met from both commercial and non commercial sources. The most _____ sources of energy today are coal and natural gas, hydro electricity and nuclear power. On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy. While non commercial forms of energy _____ demand, coal is the _____ source of commercial energy in India.

coal is the _____ source of commercial energy in India.
Options:
1) smallest
2) hardest
3) largest
4) heaviest
Correct Answer: largest

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