SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-June-2019 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-June-2019 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1    Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. But they faced grave danger if they tried to criticize these decisions.
B. The nationalists now began to openly criticize the policies of the British.
C. The freedom movement changed this situation.
D. Under colonial rule, the people had lived in fear of the British government and did not agree with many of the decisions that they took.
1. DACB
2. CBAD
3. BADC
4. DBAC

Correct Answer : DACB

Q.2    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. tuttion
2. tuetion
3. tuition
4. tution

Correct Answer :  tuition

Q.3    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

One who is a great lover of books    
1. pedophile
2. xenophile
3. bibliophile
4. hemophile

Correct Answer : bibliophile

Q.4    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

DEFER
1. dread
2. dictate
3. delay
4. despair

Correct Answer : delay

Q.5    Select the correct passive​​​​​​​ form of the given sentence. 

The sailors had never encountered such a rough sea.    
1. Such a rough sea was never encountered by the sailors.
2. Such a rough sea has never been encountered by the sailors.
3. Such a rough sea is never encountered by the sailors.
4. Such a rough sea had never been encountered by the sailors.

Correct Answer : Such a rough sea had never been encountered by the sailors.

Q.6    Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. The brain is active too during sleep, sending messages for the heart to beat regularly.
B. However, the body utilizes the sleeping time effectively.
C. We spend about one third of our time sleeping.
D. It produces energy and releases hormones for repair and growth during the night.
1. CABD
2. ABDC
3. CBDA
4. BADC

Correct Answer : CBDA

Q.7    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

The committee reached ______ decision regarding the appointment of the chairman.
1. a unanimous
2. a compatible
3. an exemplary
4. an agreeable

Correct Answer : a unanimous

Q.8    Select the correct active form of the given sentence. 

We will all be greatly benefitted by this scheme.
1. This scheme is going to greatly benefit us all.
2. This scheme has greatly benefitted us all.
3. This scheme will greatly benefit us all.
4. This scheme would greatly benefit we all.

Correct Answer : This scheme will greatly benefit us all.

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Q.9    In the sentence identify the  segment which contains the grammatical error.

There isn't many rice left in the house so we must replenish our stock soon.
1. There isn't many rice
2. left in the house
3. our stock soon
4. so we must replenish

Correct Answer : There isn't many rice

Q.10    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

Due to increased number of lay offs in the industry, the sword of Damocles is always hanging over the employees.    
1. a constant threat
2. strict rules and regulations
3. threat of physical harm
4. an ill omen of death

Correct Answer : a constant threat

Q.11    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

Knowing the particular things that motivate each person help you add power to their motivation.
1. help you to add power
2. help you adding power
3. No improvement
4. helps you add power

Correct Answer : helps you add power

Q.12    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

PERPLEX    
1. deceive
2. bewilder
3. surprise
4. complex

Correct Answer : bewilder

Q.13    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Ten kilometres are a long distance to cover on foot for a child.
1. Ten kilometres are
2. to cover on foot
3. for a child
4. a long distance

Correct Answer : Ten kilometres are

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

MEAGRE
1. premium
2. plentiful
3. scanty
4. inadequate

Correct Answer : plentiful

Q.15    Select the correctly spelt  word.    
1. privilege
2. peivailege
3. previledge
4. previllage

Correct Answer : privilege

Q.16    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

True friends stay by our side through thick and thin.    
1. under all circumstances
2. in difficult times
3. in different weathers
4. in happy moments

Correct Answer : under all circumstances

Q.17    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

ARROGANCE    
1. sweetness
2. humility
3. superiority
4. vanity

Correct Answer : humility

Q.18    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A fictitious name used by an author
1. pesudonym
2. homonym
3. alibi
4. anonymous

Correct Answer : pesudonym

Comprehension  :  
I
n 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.

Leaving his car with the valet, he (1)______ the hotel and joined the large crowd milling (2)______ He found a badge waiting for him (3)______ the receptionist's table and took his (4)______ in the rear of the hall. When the place was (5)______ the moderator welcomed the crowd.

Q.19    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.    
1. entered
2. accessed
3. admitted
4. invaded

Correct Answer : entered

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.

Leaving his car with the valet, he (1)______ the hotel and joined the large crowd milling (2)______ He found a badge waiting for him (3)______ the receptionist's table and took his (4)______ in the rear of the hall. When the place was (5)______ the moderator welcomed the crowd.
 

Q.20    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.    
1. aside
2. about
3. out
4. into

Correct Answer : about

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.

Leaving his car with the valet, he (1)______ the hotel and joined the large crowd milling (2)______ He found a badge waiting for him (3)______ the receptionist's table and took his (4)______ in the rear of the hall. When the place was (5)______ the moderator welcomed the crowd.

Q.21    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.    
1. by
2. at
3. in
4. over

Correct Answer : at

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.

Leaving his car with the valet, he (1)______ the hotel and joined the large crowd milling (2)______ He found a badge waiting for him (3)______ the receptionist's table and took his (4)______ in the rear of the hall. When the place was (5)______ the moderator welcomed the crowd.

Q.22    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.    
1. stand
2. couch
3. seat
4. lounge

Correct Answer : seat

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.

Leaving his car with the valet, he (1)______ the hotel and joined the large crowd milling (2)______ He found a badge waiting for him (3)______ the receptionist's table and took his (4)______ in the rear of the hall. When the place was (5)______ the moderator welcomed the crowd.

Q.23    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.    
1. empty
2. stuffed
3. completed
4. filled

Correct Answer : filled

Q.24    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

She got a lucrative job of a translator because she was ______ in French.    
1. deficient
2. proficient
3. efficient
4. sufficient

Correct Answer : proficient

Q.25    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

Your coming home to dinner on time should be a rule rather the exception. 
1. No improvement
2. shall be a rule rather than a exception
3. should be the rule rather than the exception
4. should be a rule rather being the exception

Correct Answer : should be the rule rather than the exception

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