SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09-AUG-2017 Shift-3

(English Comprehension)

QID : 276  - 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'. 

 My brother finds it difficult (1)/ to pass away the time (2)/ at our grandparent's house. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 2  
  
QID : 277  - 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 had he finished (1)/ his morning walk (2)/ when it began to rain. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 3  
  
QID : 278  - 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. 

 _____ you work hard, you cannot succeed.   
Options:
1) If
2) Till
3) Until
4) Unless  
Correct Answer: Unless  
  
QID : 279  - 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. 

 Corruption is a standing hindrance _____ the nation's development.   
Options:
1) of
2) over
3) to
4) upon  
Correct Answer: to  
  
QID : 280  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Lethargy   
Options:
1) Activity
2) Drowsy
3) Modest
4) Pleasure  
Correct Answer: Drowsy  

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QID : 281  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Hoodwink   
Options:
1) Defraud
2) Illicit
3) Secret
4) Stare  
Correct Answer: Defraud  
  
QID : 282  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Multifaceted   
Options:
1) Adroit
2) Handy
3) Pliable
4) Simple  
Correct Answer: Simple  
  
QID : 283  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Trepidation   
Options:
1) Bold
2) Calm
3) Fear
4) Violent  
Correct Answer: Calm  
  
QID : 284  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

 Kick the bucket   
Options:
1) Loose temper
2) To delay a little longer
3) To die
4) To meet with an accident  
Correct Answer: To die  
  
QID : 285  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

 An axe to grind   
Options:
1) To act bravely
2) To act like a fool
3) To have a selfish motive
4) To take risk  
Correct Answer: To have a selfish motive  
  
QID : 286  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 We (are looking forward for) a positive response from you.  
Options:
1) are looking forward to
2) have been looking forward at
3) should look forward at
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: are looking forward to  
  
QID : 287  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 He (promised to mend) his ways.  
Options:
1) had a promised to mending
2) promised for mending
3) was promised of mending
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: No improvement  
  
QID : 288  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 One who is determined to take full revenge for wrongs done to him   
Options:
1) Enmity
2) Nigger
3) Pedantic
4) Vindictive  
Correct Answer: Vindictive  
 
QID : 289  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 Just punishment for wrong doing   
Options:
1) Dandy
2) Nemesis
3) Prodigy
4) Wagon  
Correct Answer: Nemesis  
  
QID : 290  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Continuous
2) Glamoros
3) Meticulous
4) Vicious  
Correct Answer: Glamoros  
  
QID : 291  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Secondary
2) Sizable
3) Succumb
4) Sustanence  
Correct Answer: Sustanence  
  
QID : 292  - 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- To those who have known comfort, discomfort is a real torture. 
Q- Comfort is now one of the causes of its own spread. 
R- The more comfort is brought into the world, the more it is likely to be valued. 
S- It has now become a physical habit, a fashion, an ideal to be pursued for its own sake.  
Options:
1) QRSP
2) QPRS
3) QPSR
4) QSRP  
Correct Answer: QSRP  
  
QID : 293  
- 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- In that frame of mind, we have little sense of identity, safety or security. 
Q- Courage is required to explore our secret life because we must first withdraw from the social mirror, where we are fed positive and negative feedback continuously. 
S- As we get used to this social feedback, it becomes a comfort zone. 
R- And we may opt to avoid self examination and idle away our time in a vacuum of reverie and rationalization.  
Options:
1) QSRP
2) QRSP
3) SQRP
4) SRQP  
Correct Answer: QSRP  
  
QID : 294  - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

The kids were laughing at the old lady.   
Options:
1) The old lady is laughing at the kids.
2) The old lady was being laughed at by the kids.
3) The old lady was being laughed by the kids.
4) The old lady was laughed at by the kids.  
Correct Answer: The old lady was being laughed at by the kids.  
  
QID : 295  - 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. 

 "Do you want some more chocolates?" asked my cousin.   
Options:
1) My cousin asked me if I want some more chocolates.
2) My cousin said to me if I wanted some more chocolates.
3) My cousin asked me that I wanted some more chocolates.
4) My cousin asked me whether I wanted some more chocolates.  
Correct Answer: My cousin asked me whether I wanted some more chocolates.  
  
QID : 296  
- In the following questions, 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. 

 An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country   
Options:
1) autocratic
2) democratic
3) liberal
4) participative  
Correct Answer: democratic  
  
QID : 297  - In the following questions, 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. 

 An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance.   
Options:
1) mere
2) mourn
3) social
4) vital  
Correct Answer: vital  
  
QID : 298  - In the following questions, 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. 

 An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

At present on account of the Supreme Court's last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive   
Options:
1) career
2) future
3) role
4) plight  
Correct Answer: role  
  
QID : 299  - In the following questions, 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. 

 An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____   
Options:
1) maximum
2) minimal
3) negotiable
4) reasonable  
Correct Answer: minimal  
  
QID : 300  - In the following questions, 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. 

 An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

which in light of previous is most _____.   
Options:
1) adhered
2) neglected
3) rejected
4) welcomed  
Correct Answer: welcomed  

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