SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 13-June-2019 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2018 EXAM PAPER : Held on 13-June-2019 Shift-3

(English Comprehension)



(English Comprehension)

Q.1    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 

An instrument for measuring the atmospheric pressure
1. thermometer
2. altometer
3. barometer
4. ammeter

Correct Answer :  barometer

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

In ancient Greece, women were not allowed to _______ in the Olympic Games.
1. collide
2. comply
3. cope
4. compete

Correct Answer :  compete

Q.3    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. 

If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

Scarcely had he gone out than a client came to meet him.
1. No improvement
2. had he gone out when
3. he had go out when
4. he had gone out than

Correct Answer : had he gone out when

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

FUSE (Verb)
1. correct
2. unused
3. break
4. combine

Correct Answer : combine

Q.5    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

Colours, they say have the power to calm, pacify and relax; they can energise, activate and 
_______.    
1. envigorate
2. interest
3. involve
4. enrage

Correct Answer : envigorate

Q.6    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

"I done a lot of work today," she said.
1. she said
2. work today
3. a lot of
4. I done

Correct Answer :  I done

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

"These glasses suit you to a T ," said Ria to Vandana.
1. look very good on your face
2. make you look weird
3. are not suitable for your work
4. need to be worn with a suit

Correct Answer : look very good on your face

Q.8    Select the correctly spelt word.    
1. chuse
2. chooze
3. chooj
4. choose

Correct Answer : choose

Q.9    Select the correctly   spelt word.    
1. defnition
2. acceptence
3. scramble
4. jewlry

Correct Answer : scramble

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Q.10    Given below are four jumbled sentences.  Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. Once the formalities are done, you can start using your account and save time and money. 
B. Opening a bank account can seem intimidating. 
C. Getting your account opened is just a matter of providing certain details and funding your account. 
D. Fortunately, most banks follow a standardized process.    
1. ADBC
2. BADC
3. CBDA
4. BDCA

Correct Answer :  BDCA

Q.11    Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 

The part of a country's government responsible for its legal system
1. police
2. executive
3. judiciary
4. legislature

Correct Answer :  judiciary

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

ATTRIBUTE
1. praise
2. quality
3. speech
4. respect

Correct Answer :  quality

Q.13    Select the correct active form of the given sentence. 

Dinesh was looked after by his grandmother when his parents went abroad.
1. Dinesh looked after his grandmother when his parents went abroad.
2. Dinesh's grandmother looks after him when his parents went abroad.
3. Dinesh's grandmother looked after him when his parents went abroad.
4. Dinesh's grandmother was looking after him when his parents went abroad.

Correct Answer Dinesh's grandmother looked after him when his parents went abroad.

Q.14    Given below are four jumbled s  entences.  Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. A man on a bike had to ride on the pavement. 
B. When he tried to plunge onto the road, a car hit him. 
C. As the bus inched through the evening life, the traffic grew. 
D. There was no space on the road any more.
1. CBAD
2. ADBC
3. DBCA
4. CDAB

Correct Answer : CDAB

Q.15    Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 

Ananya plucks fresh flowers from the garden every day.    
1. Fresh flowers are plucked by Ananya from the garden every day.
2. Fresh flowers have been plucked by Ananya from the garden every day.
3. Fresh garden is plucked by Ananya from the flowers every day.
4. Fresh flowers were plucked by Ananya from the garden every day.

Correct Answer :  Fresh flowers are plucked by Ananya from the garden every day.

Q.16    In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Entering the hall, the show had started. 
1. the hall
2. had started
3. the show
4. Entering

Correct Answer :  Entering

Q.17    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. 

If no substitution is required, select No improvement. 

An old misunderstanding exists among the two families , so they are not friendly any more.
1. No improvement
2. will exist among the two families
3. exists between the two families
4. has exist within the two families

Correct Answer :  Entering

Q.18    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word. 

DEFICIT
1. credit
2. remove
3. adhere
4. surplus

Correct Answer :  Entering

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

The dog played in the pond to his heart's content. 
1. as much as he wanted to
2. till he was completely sick
3. avoiding getting too wet
4. only upto his legs

Correct Answer :  as much as he wanted to

Q.20    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word. 

ILLUMINATE
1. add
2. darken
3. light
4. erase

Correct Answer :  darken

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.

Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-year-old tusker and he's (1)______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (2)______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (3)______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (4)______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (5)______ ATR.

Q.21    Select the     most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(1)    
1. feeds
2. fed
3. feeding
4. feed

Correct Answer :  fed

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.

Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-year-old tusker and he's (1)______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (2)______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (3)______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (4)______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (5)______ ATR.

Q.22    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(2)    
1. with
2. of
3. from
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.

Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-year-old tusker and he's (1)______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (2)______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (3)______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (4)______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (5)______ ATR.

Q.23    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(3)    
1. There
2. Nowhere
3. Everywhere
4. Here

Correct Answer : There
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.

Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-year-old tusker and he's (1)______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (2)______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (3)______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (4)______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (5)______ ATR.

Q.24    Select the   most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(4)    
1. person
2. officials
3. employee
4. ministers

Correct Answer : officials
Compre hension:
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.

Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-year-old tusker and he's (1)______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (2)______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (3)______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (4)______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (5)______ ATR.

Q.25    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(5)    
1. of
2. on
3. among
4. between

Correct Answer : of

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