SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-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'. 

 I was taken with surprise (1)/ when I saw (2)/ the beautiful Taj Mahal. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 1  
  
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'. 

 I finished my household chores (1)/ before he reached (2)/ to my place after so long. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 1  
  
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. 

 Being a _____ doctor, he never shirks work.  
Options:
1) conscious
2) conscience
3) conscientious
4) consensus  
Correct Answer: conscientious  
  
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. 

 The meeting was presided _____ by the Chairman.  
Options:
1) over
2) upon
3) of
4) in  
Correct Answer: over  
 

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QID : 280  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Vacillate  
Options:
1) Continue
2) Playful
3) Conclusive
4) Irresolute  
Correct Answer: Irresolute  
  
QID : 281  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Indomitable  
Options:
1) Unconquerable
2) Conflicting
3) Falsification
4) Intermittent  
Correct Answer: Unconquerable  
  
QID : 282  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Extenuate  
Options:
1) Strengthen
2) Enfeeble
3) Abate
4) Acquit  
Correct Answer: Strengthen  
  
QID : 283  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Fecund  
Options:
1) Prolific
2) Sterile
3) Necessitate
4) Turmoil  
Correct Answer: Sterile  
  
QID : 284  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

 The thin end of the wedge  
Options:
1) In strict vigilance
2) Start of harmful development
3) Be aware of the trick
4) Not a worthy possession  
Correct Answer: Start of harmful development  
  
QID : 285  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

 To accept the gauntlet   
Options:
1) To accept challenge
2) To accept defeat
3) To accept what is written in fate
4) To be able to grasp the hidden meaning  
Correct Answer: To accept challenge  
  
QID : 286  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 The (reason of) her outburst in the party is yet unknown.  
Options:
1) reason for
2) reason to
3) reason on
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: reason for  
  
QID : 287  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 I left my job because I did not (agree to) the company's appraisal policies.  
Options:
1) agree about
2) agree with
3) agree on
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: agree with  
  
QID : 288  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Speaking with a stammer or lisp  
Options:
1) Melliloquent
2) Dentiloquent
3) Fatiloquent
4) Stuttering  
Correct Answer: Stuttering  
  
QID : 289  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 Excessive desire to work  
Options:
1) Ergomania
2) Idolomania
3) Islomania
4) Ethnomania  
Correct Answer: Ergomania  
  
QID : 290  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Pertinacious
2) Demarcation
3) Temperament
4) Sureptitious  
Correct Answer: Sureptitious  
  
QID : 291  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Treachery
2) Refrendum
3) Suppression
4) Resemblance  
Correct Answer: Refrendum  

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: While the Soviet Government bought grain and other foreign consumer goods to be sold in domestic markets at heavily subsidized rates, Russia rejected socialism.
Q: The oil industry was the prime target of a sweeping privatization drive launched after the break-up of the Soviet Union.
R: The Russian government has failed to do for its people even a fraction of what the Soviet Union, with twice the population, did with the revenue generated from oil.
S: However, not all Russian have been rolling in oil wealth.  
Options:
1) QSRP
2) PRQS
3) RQSP
4) RSPQ  
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: The recent reduction in interest rates in the US and the injection of liquidity have resulted in investors seeking new avenues such as commodity markets, in view of the turbulence in financial markets and the low returns in treasuries.
Q: The relatively easy liquidity and low interest rates, by themselves, make holding of inventories attractive and thus induce volatility in commodity markets.
R: The financialisation of commodity trade and current extraordinary conditions in global financial markets could have influenced the spurt in prices.
S: The weakening of the US dollar is also advanced as a reason for the recent volatility in commodity markets, including food items.  
Options:
1) PRQS
2) SPQR
3) QSPR
4) RPQS  
Correct Answer: RPQS  
  
QID : 294  - 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.

I hope that I shall win this dance competition.   
Options:
1) It is hoped that the dance competition will be won by me.
2) Winning the dance competition is hoped by me.
3) Dance competition winning is my hope.
4) The dance competition is hoped to be won.  
Correct Answer: It is hoped that the dance competition will be won by me.  
  
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. 

 He said, "Let it rain I have to go."  
Options:
1) He persisted that he did not care for the rain and he had to go.
2) He said that rain can't stop him to go out.
3) He exclaimed that let it rain but he will go.
4) He said that he can't go just because it is raining.  
Correct Answer: He persisted that he did not care for the rain and he had to go.  
  
QID : 296  - 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.

 India’s motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community. There are a _____ of pillars upon which India’s policy of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests. Policies of non-alignment, peaceful co-existence, economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy, _____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features that give credence to India’s commitment to world peace.

India's motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community.  
Options:
1) one
2) distinct
3) essential
4) significant  
Correct Answer: one  
  
QID : 297  - 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.

 India’s motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community. There are a _____ of pillars upon which India’s policy of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests. Policies of non-alignment, peaceful co-existence, economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy, _____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features that give credence to India’s commitment to world peace.

There are a _____ of pillars upon which India's policy   
Options:
1) numerous
2) number
3) many
4) loop  
Correct Answer: number  
  
QID : 298  - 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.

 India’s motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community. There are a _____ of pillars upon which India’s policy of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests. Policies of non-alignment, peaceful co-existence, economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy, _____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features that give credence to India’s commitment to world peace.

of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests.  
Options:
1) disturbing
2) allowing
3) generating
4) promoting  
Correct Answer: promoting  
  
QID : 299  - 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.

 India’s motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community. There are a _____ of pillars upon which India’s policy of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests. Policies of non-alignment, peaceful co-existence, economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy, _____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features that give credence to India’s commitment to world peace.

economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy  
Options:
1) uses
2) disruption
3) sources
4) negotiation  
Correct Answer: uses  
  
QID : 300  - 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.

 India’s motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community. There are a _____ of pillars upon which India’s policy of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests. Policies of non-alignment, peaceful co-existence, economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy, _____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features that give credence to India’s commitment to world peace.

_____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features  
Options:
1) urge
2) requirement
3) settlement
4) enactment  
Correct Answer: settlement  
 

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