SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-June-2019 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-June-2019 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

Ishwarchand Vidyasagar use the ancient text to suggestion that widows could remarry.
1. used the ancient texts suggests
2. used the ancient texts to suggest
3. use the ancient texts for suggestion
4. No improvement

Correct Answer : used the ancient texts to suggest

Q.2    Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 

Credit cards are replacing cash transactions.
1. Cash transactions have been replaced by credit cards.
2. Cash transactions are replaced by credit cards.
3. Cash transactions had been replaced by credit cards.
4. Cash transactions are being replaced by credit cards.

Correct Answer : Cash transactions are being replaced by credit cards.

Q.3    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

I have not saw him since I last leave the town.
1. seen him since I last left
2. seen him for I last left
3. No improvement
4. see him since I last left

Correct Answer : seen him since I last left

Q.4    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A state of perfect balance
1. equinox
2. equilibrium
3. equivalent
4. equilateral

Correct Answer : equilibrium

Q.5    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

The man heaved a sigh of relief when he was sure he was out of the woods. 
1. discharged from hospital
2. released from prison
3. out of the forest
4. out of danger

Correct Answer : out of danger

Q.6    Select the most appropriate  antonym of the given word.

FOREIGN
1. rural
2. rustic
3. native
4. Indian

Correct Answer : native

Q.7    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. exhilerate
2. exhilarate
3. exilarate
4. exilerate

Correct Answer :exhilarate

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.

English is not a language that (1)______ in India. But it is used extensively in (2)______country. India comes second on the list of countries (3)______most English speakers,albeit not as the first language. English is more (4)______than any single Indian language! It has managed to (5)______the entire world.

Q.8    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(1)    
1. created
2. developed
3. originated
4. derived

Correct Answer :originated

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.

English is not a language that (1)______ in India. But it is used extensively in (2)______country. India comes second on the list of countries (3)______most English speakers,albeit not as the first language. English is more (4)______than any single Indian language! It has managed to (5)______the entire world.

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Q.9    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(2)    
1. the
2. a
3. one
4. an

Correct Answer :the

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.

English is not a language that (1)______ in India. But it is used extensively in (2)______country. India comes second on the list of countries (3)______most English speakers,albeit not as the first language. English is more (4)______than any single Indian language! It has managed to (5)______the entire world.

Q.10    Select the   most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(3)    
1. among
2. from
3. with
4. by

Correct Answer : with

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.

English is not a language that (1)______ in India. But it is used extensively in (2)______country. India comes second on the list of countries (3)______most English speakers,albeit not as the first language. English is more (4)______than any single Indian language! It has managed to (5)______the entire world.

Q.11    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(4)    
1. frequented
2. extended
3. comprehensive
4. prevalent

Correct Answer :  prevalent

Comprehensio n:
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.

English is not a language that (1)______ in India. But it is used extensively in (2)______country. India comes second on the list of countries (3)______most English speakers,albeit not as the first language. English is more (4)______than any single Indian language! It has managed to (5)______the entire world.

Q.12    Select the most  appropriate option to fill in blank No.(5)    
1. saturate
2. pervade
3. invade
4. persuade

Correct Answer : pervade

Q.13    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

DEVOUT
1. pious
2. loyal
3. respectable
4. revered

Correct Answer : pious

Q.14    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Raja Ravi Varma was one of the first artist who tried to create a style that was both modern and traditional.    
1. to create a style that was
2. both modern and traditional.
3. Raja Ravi Varma was
4. one of the first artist

Correct Answer : Raja Ravi Varma was

Q.15    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

I sat ______ my life as nothing seemed to be working for me.
1. cursing
2. tormenting
3. blessing
4. invoking

Correct Answer : cursing

Q.16    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

RENOWN
1. obscurity
2. wisdom
3. conceit
4. fame

Correct Answer : fame

Q.17    Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. So, I had thoughts of setting up an Indian restaurant there with my wife's support.
B. It took us two months to redesign the place to suit our needs.
C.One of the things I really missed when I set up home in Maryland, was a restaurant that served authentic Indian food.
D.I decided to pursue this idea seriously and bought an old building in the downtown.    
1. CBAD
2. BCDA
3. CADB
4. DACB

Correct Answer : CADB

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

One who walks in sleep
1. pedestrian
2. philanthropist
3. omnipotent
4. somnambulist

Correct Answer : somnambulist

Q.19    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

The roads at 15000 feet are not easily navigable and the air is ______ and freezing.
1. intensified
2. rarefied
3. exalted
4. elevated

Correct Answer : rarefied

 Q.20    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Not complying by any of the laws can land you into serious trouble.
1. can land you
2. Not complying by
3. any of the laws
4. into serious trouble

Correct Answer : Not complying by

Q.21    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

ASCENT
1. decent
2. distant
3. descent
4. depression

Correct Answer : descent

 Q.22    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. proportion
2. proporsion
3. preportion
4. propotion

Correct Answer : proportion

Q.23    Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. Lyrics help in creating a distictive narrative, some conventions of which have been carried over from the talkies era.
B. Thus, songs have outlived films in people's memories.
C. However, songs seem to have acquired a musical grammar of their own, establishing an emotional chord with the listeners.
D. In popular Indian cinema, lyrics are to music what the heart is to the body.
1. ABCD
2. DCBA
3. DACB
4. ADBC

Correct Answer : DACB

Q.24    Select the correct active form of the given sentence. 

We were given very little time to prepare the presentation.
1. They have given us very little time to prepare the presentation.
2. They will give us very little time to prepare the presentation.
3. They give us very little time to prepare the presentation.
4. They gave us very little time to prepare the presentation.

Correct Answer : They gave us very little time to prepare the presentation.

Q.25    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence. 

Many people join politics to feather their own nest. 
1. utilize black money
2. make others' life comfortable
3. promote their own interest
4. serve their country

Correct Answer : promote their own interest

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