SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 13-June-2019 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 13-June-2019 Shift-2

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. sweatter
2. teribble
3. clettering
4. scissors

Correct Answer : scissors

Q.2    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

I am quite satisfied that I have not been ________ in doing whatever was needful for building up their character.
1. devoted
2. caring
3. affectionate
4. negligent

Correct Answer : negligent

Q.3    Given below are four jumbled sentences.  Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. He would sit at the edge of her mother's bed and stare into her crib.
B. Arvind bumbled down the interminable corridor, suddenly reminded of his daughter in the days after she was born.
C. As a proportion to the fragment of life his daughter had seen, an hour was a vast sprawling space.
D. Some days he would imagine the world through her eyes and he would feel in his heart how long an hour actually was.    
1. ABCD
2. DACB
3. BADC
4. BCDA

Correct Answer : BADC

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

PUBLIC
1. private
2. resticted
3. ready
4. common

Correct Answer : private

Q.5    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

You may left the class when you have completed the test.
1. You may left
2. completed the test
3. when you have
4. the class

Correct Answer : You may left

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

HOSTILITY
1. friendship
2. goodwill
3. sympathy
4. enmity

Correct Answer : enmity

Q.7    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence. 

Let us have all the regulations in black and white. 
1. printed in coloured ink
2. in writing
3. painted in colour
4. written on the black- board

Correct Answer : in writing

Q.8    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 

INSULT
1. apply
2. remove
3. offend
4. offer

Correct Answer : offend

Q.9    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. mantion
2. mention
3. mension
4. mentoin

Correct Answer : mention

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Q.10    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word. 

PROGRESSIVE
1. aristocratic
2. conservative
3. moving
4. repeated

Correct Answer : conservative

Q.11    Select the most appropriate  option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. 

If no substitution is required, select No improvement.

The female ostrich guards the nest at night and the male guard it in the day. 
1. guards it during the day.
2. No improvement
3. guard it during the day.
4. guarding it during day.

Correct Answer : guards it during the day.

Q.12    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

Today, _______ society is literally poisoning the earth with acid rain.
1. growing
2. developing
3. cosmopolitan
4. industrialised

Correct Answer : industrialised

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.

Marine Conservation Society is hosting the Anjarle Turtle festival 2019, aiming to make more people aware about Olive Ridley turtles. The sea (1) ______ get their names from their olive-coloured (2)______ They grow to about two feet in (3)______ and reportedly mate at around 1000 kilometers from the Anjarle (4)______ These turtles come to the beach to lay (5)______.

Q.13    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(1)    
1. fish
2. animal
3. snakes
4. turtles

Correct Answer : turtles

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.

Marine Conservation Society is hosting the Anjarle Turtle festival 2019, aiming to make more people aware about Olive Ridley turtles. The sea (1) ______ get their names from their olive-coloured (2)______ They grow to about two feet in (3)______ and reportedly mate at around 1000 kilometers from the Anjarle (4)______ These turtles come to the beach to lay (5)______.

Q.14    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(2)    
1. shells
2. wings
3. beaks
4. feathers

Correct Answer : shells

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.

Marine Conservation Society is hosting the Anjarle Turtle festival 2019, aiming to make more people aware about Olive Ridley turtles. The sea (1) ______ get their names from their olive-coloured (2)______ They grow to about two feet in (3)______ and reportedly mate at around 1000 kilometers from the Anjarle (4)______ These turtles come to the beach to lay (5)______.

Q.15    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(3)    
1. length
2. depth
3. weight
4. growth

Correct Answer : length

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.

Marine Conservation Society is hosting the Anjarle Turtle festival 2019, aiming to make more people aware about Olive Ridley turtles. The sea (1) ______ get their names from their olive-coloured (2)______ They grow to about two feet in (3)______ and reportedly mate at around 1000 kilometers from the Anjarle (4)______ These turtles come to the beach to lay (5)______.

Q.16    Select the most  appropriate option to fill in blank No.(4)    
1. beach
2. festival
3. sea
4. sand

Correct Answer : beach

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.

Marine Conservation Society is hosting the Anjarle Turtle festival 2019, aiming to make more people aware about Olive Ridley turtles. The sea (1) ______ get their names from their olive-coloured (2)______ They grow to about two feet in (3)______ and reportedly mate at around 1000 kilometers from the Anjarle (4)______ These turtles come to the beach to lay (5)______.

Q.17    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(5)    
1. eggs
2. pebbles
3. shells
4. young ones

Correct Answer : eggs

Q.18    Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 

They will put away their woollens after the festival of Holi.
1. Their woollens will be put away after the festival of Holi.
2. Their woollens are being put away after the festival of Holi.
3. Their woollens are put away after the festival of Holi.
4. Their woollens have been put away after the festival of Holi.

Correct Answer : Their woollens will be put away after the festival of Holi.

Q.19    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Although there are more than a hundred known elements, they rarely occur at a pure state.
1. Although there are
2. they rarely occur
3. at a pure state
4. more than a hundred

Correct Answer : at a pure state

Q.20    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. 

If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

How long you are living in this city?
1. are you live
2. are you been living
3. No improvement
4. have you lived

Correct Answer : have you lived

Q.21    Select the word which  means the same as the group of words given. 

liable to break easily
1. soft
2. brittle
3. bent
4. thin

Correct Answer : brittle

Q.22    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence. 

The invigilator did not know that the two boys were exchanging notes under his nose. 
1. rolled into small pellets
2. right in front of him
3. wrapped in handkerchiefs
4. written in small letters

Correct Answer : right in front of him

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

A. It is a popular tourist spot for watching the sunset and sunrise over the ocean. 
B. Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the State of Tamil Nadu on India's southern tip.
C. It is also a noted pilgrimage site, thanks to its Bagvathi Amman Temple and Our Lady of Ransom Church, a centre of Indian Catholicism. 
D. Jutting out into the Laccadive sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during the British rule.    
1. BCDA
2. DCAB
3. BDAC
4. ACDB

Correct Answer : BDAC

Q.24    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 

impossible to satisfy
1. satisfactory
2. insatiable
3. satisfiable
4. contented

Correct Answer :  insatiable

Q.25    Select the correct active form of the given sentence. 

Rudra was laughed at by all his friends when he wore his socks inside- out.
1. All his friends laughed at Rudra when he wore his socks inside-out.
2. All his friends will be laughing at Rudra for wearing his socks inside-out.
3. If Rudra wears his socks inside-out all his friends will laugh at him.
4. When Rudra wore his socks inside-out all his friends were laughing at him

Correct Answer : All his friends laughed at Rudra when he wore his socks inside-out.

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