SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09-AUG-2017 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)

QID : 76  - 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’.

If you had (1)/ told me earlier (2)/ I will help you. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 3  
  
QID : 77  - 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’. 

Her mother is (1)/ angry and (2)/ indifferent to me. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 2  
  
QID : 78  - 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.

Don’t loiter _____ the corridor.   
Options:
1) around
2) off
3) of
4) at  
Correct Answer: around  
  
QID : 79  - 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. 

 I will scold him when _____.   
Options:
1) he will come
2) he comes
3) he would come
4) he had come.  
Correct Answer: he comes  
  
QID : 80  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Mellifluous   
Options:
1) Shiver
2) Frank
3) Immoral
4) Dulcet  
Correct Answer: Dulcet  

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QID : 81  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Dodge   
Options:
1) Soften
2) Order
3) Avoid
4) Chaotic  
Correct Answer: Avoid  
  
QID : 82  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Meretricious   
Options:
1) Brazen
2) Natural
3) Exemplary
4) Gaudy  
Correct Answer: Natural  
 
QID : 83  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Nebulous   
Options:
1) Definite
2) Inchoate
3) Dismal
4) Sullen  
Correct Answer: Definite  
  
QID : 84  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

 Spick and Span   
Options:
1) High and low
2) Dark and light
3) Neat and clean
4) Happy and sad  
Correct Answer: Neat and clean  
  
QID : 85  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

 To draw the longbow   
Options:
1) To nullify
2) To exaggerate
3) To underrate
4) To demarcate  
Correct Answer: To exaggerate  
  
QID : 86  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

 By rescuing the child from fire, the local resident (added another feather to his cap.)  
Options:
1) made a significant achievement
2) was gifted with precious thing
3) was crowned and rewarded
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: made a significant achievement  
  
QID : 87  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 The government plans to (take up) the construction project soon.  
Options:
1) Take on
2) Take off
3) Take in
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: No improvement  
  
QID : 88  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 A man devoid of kind feeling and sympathy.   
Options:
1) Callous
2) Credulous
3) Gullible
4) Bohemian  
Correct Answer: Callous  
  
QID : 89  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 One who eats two much   
Options:
1) Impostor
2) Glutton
3) Hypochondriac
4) Intestate  
Correct Answer: Glutton  
  
QID : 90  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Forfeit
2) Gorilla
3) Blissfull
4) Corrupt  
Correct Answer: Blissfull  
  
QID : 91  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Afforestation
2) Translusent
3) Foreigner
4) Achievement  
Correct Answer: Translusent  
  
QID : 92  - 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- The aim must be to ensure that our country does not experience either paucity or a-surfeit of trained manpower in any specific segment of our economy. 
Q- When we set about the task of higher education, we should be absolutely clear in our perception of the goals of education in the specific context of our nation’s development.
R- No doubt, one of the important aims of education would be to create the required range and nature of trained manpower assessed to be needed by different sectors of national growth. 
S- The entire educational apparatus must be geared progressively to fulfill the requirements of different phases of our growth in every sector primary, secondary and tertiary.  
Options:
1) SQPR
2) QRSP
3) SRQP
4) PSQR  
Correct Answer: QRSP  
  
QID : 93  - 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- Bureaucratic cultures can smother those who want to respond to shifting conditions. 
Q- Arrogant managers can overevaluate their current performance and competitive position listen poorly and learn slowly. 
R- And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside these organizations to break out of the morass. 
S- Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing the very forces that present threats and opportunities.  
Options:
1) PRQS
2) SPQR
3) RQPS
4) QSPR  
Correct Answer: QSPR  
  
QID : 94  - 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. 

 She teaches us English.   
Options:
1) English is being taught to us by her.
2) We are taught English by her.
3) English have been taught to us by her.
4) We had been taught English by her.  
Correct Answer: We are taught English by her.  
 
QID : 95  - 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. 

 Nisha said to Swati, " Will you help me in my project just now?"   
Options:
1) Nisha told Swati whether she will help her in her project just now.
2) Nisha asked Swati if she would help her in her project just then.
3) Nisha questioned to Swati that will you help me in my project just now.
4) Nisha asked to Swati that will she help her in her work just now.  
Correct Answer: Nisha asked Swati if she would help her in her project just then.  
  
QID : 96  - 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. 

 Democracy should _____ dignity of the individual. It should also aim at the _____ good of the greatest _____. The opposition party should _____ the wrong plans, policies and decisions of the government in power. The government should cater to the _____ needs of the people to make its position solid.

Democracy should _____ dignity of the individual.   
Options:
1) built
2) ensure
3) keep
4) support  
Correct Answer: ensure  
  
QID : 97  - 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. 

 Democracy should _____ dignity of the individual. It should also aim at the _____ good of the greatest _____. The opposition party should _____ the wrong plans, policies and decisions of the government in power. The government should cater to the _____ needs of the people to make its position solid.

It should also aim at the _____ good   
Options:
1) greatest
2) smallest
3) largest
4) heaviest  
Correct Answer: greatest  
  
QID : 98  - 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. 

 Democracy should _____ dignity of the individual. It should also aim at the _____ good of the greatest _____. The opposition party should _____ the wrong plans, policies and decisions of the government in power. The government should cater to the _____ needs of the people to make its position solid.

of the greatest _____. The opposition party   
Options:
1) people
2) digit
3) number
4) individual  
Correct Answer: number  
  
QID : 99  - 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. 

 Democracy should _____ dignity of the individual. It should also aim at the _____ good of the greatest _____. The opposition party should _____ the wrong plans, policies and decisions of the government in power. The government should cater to the _____ needs of the people to make its position solid.

should _____ the wrong plans, policies and decisions of the government in power.   
Options:
1) rely on
2) against
3) support
4) oppose  
Correct Answer: oppose  
  
QID : 100  - 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. 

 Democracy should _____ dignity of the individual. It should also aim at the _____ good of the greatest _____. The opposition party should _____ the wrong plans, policies and decisions of the government in power. The government should cater to the _____ needs of the people to make its position solid.

The government should cater to the _____ needs of the people to make its position solid.   
Options:
1) genuine
2) mere
3) emotional
4) luxurious  
Correct Answer: genuine  

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