SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 10-June-2019 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 10-June-2019 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.
She was seen sitting in the last row.
1. We saw her sitting in the last row.
2. We see her sitting in the last row.
3. We had seen her sitting in the last row.
4. We have seen her sitting in the last row.

Correct Answer :  We saw her sitting in the last row.

Q.2 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
The loyal watchman was cut to the quick when he was accused of theft.
1. imprisoned
2. dismissed
3. severely punished
4. hurt intensely

Correct Answer :  hurt intensely

Q.3 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
One who embraces voluntary death for the sake of one's country
1. diplomat
2. patriot
3. fanatic
4. martyr

Correct Answer :  martyr

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.
Perhaps India should listen to her (1)______ sages who taught the importance (2)______ balance. This means we should be (3)______ not to take anything too far (4)______ be too radical. The unfortunate results of (5)______- too far are obvious in the environmental degradation.

Q.4 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.
1. extinct
2. antique
3. initial
4. ancient

Correct Answer :  ancient

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.
Perhaps India should listen to her (1)______ sages who taught the importance (2)______balance. This means we should be (3)______ not to take anything too far (4)______ be too radical. The unfortunate results of (5)______- too far are obvious in the environmental degradation.

Q.5 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.
1. for
2. by
3. of
4. in

Correct Answer :  of

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.

Perhaps India should listen to her (1)______ sages who taught the importance (2)______balance. This means we should be (3)______ not to take anything too far (4)______ be too radical. The unfortunate results of (5)______- too far are obvious in the environmental degradation.
SubQuestion No : 6

Q.6 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.
1. carefree
2. careful
3. caretaker
4. careless

Correct Answer :  careful

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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.
Perhaps India should listen to her (1)______ sages who taught the importance (2)______ balance. This means we should be (3)______ not to take anything too far (4)______ be too radical. The unfortunate results of (5)______- too far are obvious in the environmental degradation.

Q.7 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.
1. but
2. otherwise
3. or
4. so

Correct Answer :  or

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.
Perhaps India should listen to her (1)______ sages who taught the importance (2)______balance. This means we should be (3)______ not to take anything too far (4)______ be tooradical. The unfortunate results of (5)______- too far are obvious in the environmentaldegradation.

Q.8 Select the  most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.
1. risking
2. climbing
3. pioneering
4. venturing

Correct Answer :  venturing

Q.9 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. The students often go about their business, singing along in the corridors.
B. But for the students of St. Ambrose High School, it no longer dictates their day.
C. A bell can sound gloomy or cheerful depending on when it is rung.
D. It has been scrapped in favour of music which now breaks up the timetable of the school .
1. CADB
2. CBDA
3. BDAC
4. ACBD

Correct Answer :  CBDA

Q.10 In the sentence  identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
Most disputes can be solved amicably unless one are not rigid.
1. not rigid
2. can be solved amicably
3. Most disputes
4. unless one are

Correct Answer :  unless one are

Q.11 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
SACRED
1. pious
2. profound
3. profane
4. perpetual

Correct Answer :  profane

Q.12 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
PRECARIOUS
1. abundant
2. premature
3. dangerous
4. valuable

Correct Answer :  dangerous

Q.13 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
In the northern suburbs of Bengaluru, home to the bulk of the information technology industry, the water crisis is even worst.
1. the water crisis
2. In the northern suburbs
3. home to the bulk of
4. is even worst

Correct Answer :  is even worst

Q.14 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
NOTORIOUS
1. famous
2. disgraceful
3. vicious
4. infamous

Correct Answer :  famous

Q.15 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. For a split second, as the stranger stepped into the light, his furry head was clearly visible.
B. At first, all seemed still outside the house,except for the sound of the rain.
C. Recognizing him, Joe stood petrified staring at the man wearing a long coat,wet from rain.
D. But then, footsteps approached the house and a stranger emerged out of the darkness.
1. DACB
2. BCDA
3. CABD
4. BDAC

Correct Answer :   BDAC

Q.16 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
It is unfortunate that most people in the country are still living from hand to mouth.
1. consuming daily what little is earned
2. saving for the future generations
3. doing manual labour
4. earning wealth by selfish means

Correct Answer :  consuming daily what little is earned

Q.17 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She performs different roles very convincingly as she is a very ______ actor.
1. virtuous
2. verbose
3. versatile
4. voracious

Correct Answer :   versatile

Q.18 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
STERILE
1. barren
2. sordid
3. pure
4. productive

Correct Answer :  barren

Q.19 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
The enemy will have seized the fort before nightfall.
1. The enemy will seize the fort before nightfall.
2. The enemy will be seized by the fort before nightfall
3. The fort would have been seized by the enemy before nightfall.
4. The fort will have been seized by the enemy before nightfall.

Correct Answer :  The fort will have been seized by the enemy before nightfall.

Q.20 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 
Charles Dickens was different in his style of writing from most of his ______ in the Victorian era.
1. confidants
2. critics
3. cronies
4. contemporaries

Correct Answer :  contemporaries

Q.21 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. maintenence
2. maintenance
3. maintainence
4. mentainance

Correct Answer :  maintenance

Q.22 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. adolescance
2. adolescence
3. adolesense
4. adolescense

Correct Answer :  adolesense

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given
sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
The India consensus study highlight a benefits by adding domestic violence prevention approaches to current government policy.
1. No improvement
2. highlights the benefits of adding
3. highlight a benefit in addition
4. highlight the benefits from added

Correct Answer :   highlights the benefits of adding

Q.24 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
Though many European traders visit Puducherry in the sixteenth century onwards,what remains today is a relic of its French past.
1. traders visited Puducherry in a sixteenth century onward
2. traders visited Puducherry from the sixteenth century onwards
3. No improvement
4. trader visit Puducherry from the sixteenth century onwards

Correct Answer :  traders visited Puducherry from the sixteenth century onwards

Q.25 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
One who is indifferent to art and culture
1. cynic
2. scientist
3. philistine
4. philanderer

Correct Answer :  philistine

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