SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-June-2019 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-June-2019 Shift-2

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

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

A. If the mixture becomes too thick add more milk.
B. Finally, add sugar and nuts, and your kheer is ready.
C. Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan and add rice. 
D Cook for about twenty minutes stirring every once in a while till the mixture thickens.    
1. BADC
2. DACB
3. CDAB
4. ADCB

Correct Answer : CDAB

Q.2    Select the most appropriate  meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence. 

Throughout his speech the crowd was all ears. 
1. talking loudly
2. covering their ears
3. making a lot of noise
4. very attentive

Correct Answer : very attentive

Q.3    Choose the option that is the active form of the sentence. 

It was decided by the members that the report would be placed before the Chairman for his comments.    
1. The members decided to place the report before the Chairman for his comments.
2. Did the members decide to place the report before the Chairman?
3. The Chairman decided to place the report before the members.
4. The Chairman's comments were to be placed on the report of the members.

Correct Answer : The members decided to place the report before the Chairman for his comments.

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

INTRICATE
1. complex
2. colorful
3. connected
4. complete

Correct Answer : complex

Q.5    Given below are four jumbled sentences.  Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. This network of stories is known in academic circles as 'fiction' or ‘imagined realities'. 
B. However, an imagined reality is not a lie. 
C. Over the years, people have woven an incredibly complex network of stories. 
D. Within this network fiction not only exists but also accumulates immense power.
1. ADBC
2. DBAC
3. CADB
4. DBCA

Correct Answer : CADB

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

ACQUIT
1. convict
2. forgive
3. evict
4. clear

Correct Answer : convict

Q.7    Select the alternative that will improve the underlined part of the sentence in case there is no improvement select “No improvement”. 

The flowers smell so sweetly that I want to pluck them.    
1. smelling so sweetly
2. No improvement
3. smell so sweet
4. will smell so sweet

Correct Answer : smell so sweet

Q.8    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. meazure
2. roberry
3. leisure
4. restaurent

Correct Answer : leisure

Q.9    Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error. 

"Unless you did not do your homework you will be punished," said the teacher.    
1. do your homework
2. Unless you did not
3. said the teacher.
4. you will be punished

Correct Answer :  Unless you did not

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Q.10    Select the word which  means the same as the group of words given.

Incapable of being corrected
1. incorrigible
2. incredible
3. inviolable
4. impossible

Correct Answer :  incorrigible

Q.11    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word. 

ABSURD
1. sensitive
2. selfish
3. sentimental
4. sensible

Correct Answer : sensible

Q.12    Select the alternative that  will improve the underlined part of the sentence in case there is no improvement select “No improvement”

I am very much pleased to see you here today.    
1. very pleased
2. No improvement
3. very pleasing
4. too much pleased

Correct Answer : very pleasing

Q.13    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. quiete
2. queit
3. quiet
4. qiete

Correct Answer : quiet

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. 

Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.14    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(1)    
1. summer
2. annual
3. decade
4. festival

Correct Answer : decade

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. 

Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.15    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(2)    
1. entry
2. approach
3. access
4. way

Correct Answer : access

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. 

Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.16    Select the most  appropriate option to fill in blank No.(3)    
1. tub
2. kilns
3. store
4. jar

Correct Answer : kilns

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. 

Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.17    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(4)    
1. many
2. much
3. plenty
4. load

Correct Answer : plenty

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. 

Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.
    
Q.18    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(5)    
1. matter
2. logs
3. fuel
4. fodder

Correct Answer :  fuel

Q.19    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence. 

Since he secured the first rank Sudhir has become swollen-headed. 
1. conceited
2. unwell
3. famous
4. well-connected

Correct Answer : conceited

Q.20    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

When you want to expand your vocabulary the best thing to do is to relate a known word with an ______ one and guess the meaning from the context.
1. essential
2. unclear
3. unfamiliar
4. unnecessary

Correct Answer : unfamiliar

Q.21    Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error. 

The reduction in the cost of education due to an increase in subsidies offer by the government is also seen as a reason to get more educated.    
1. The reduction in the cost of education
2. offer by the government
3. is also seen as a reason
4. due to an increase in subsidies

Correct Answer : offer by the government

Q.22    Choose the option that is the passive form of the sentence. 

A campus fire in California caused the death of at least twenty-three persons.    
1. At least twenty-three person's death was caused in a campus fire in California.
2. The death of at least twenty three persons caused a campus fire in California.
3. The death of at least twenty three persons will be caused in a campus fire in California.
4. The death of at least twenty three persons was caused by a campus fire in California.

Correct Answer : The death of at least twenty three persons was caused by a campus fire in California.

Q.23    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 

That which cannot be heard
1. hidden
2. invisible
3. inaudible
4. slight

Correct Answer :  inaudible

Q.24    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 

ASSIST
1. create
2. mend
3. help
4. change

Correct Answer : help

Q.25    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

In order to ______ to a new place you may need to adjust to the ways of that culture.
1. adhere
2. avoid
3. adapt
4. adopt

Correct Answer : adopt

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