SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 20-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 20-AUG-2017 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)


QID : 76 - 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'.

The phone that (1)/my father bought is different (2)/than your.(3)/No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 77 - 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'.

As soon as (1)/I reach my office (2)/I will mail you the files.(3)/No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 4

QID : 78 - 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.

Because she had a ______________ demeanour, she was a desirable friend.

Options:

1) pleasant
2) severe
3) mean
4) nasty

Correct Answer: pleasant

QID : 79 - 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.

If your child has not met the ______________ vaccination requirements, he or she will not be allowed to attend public school.

Options:

1) optional
2) referral
3) compulsory
4) guideline

Correct Answer: compulsory

QID : 80 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Stymie

Options:

1) Explicate
2) Abet
3) Impede
4) Aid

Correct Answer: Impede

QID : 81 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Suffix

Options:

1) Addition
2) Basic
3) Root
4) Focal

Correct Answer: Addition

QID : 82 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Sultry

Options:

1) Frigid
2) Muggy
3) Sticky
4) Soggy

Correct Answer: Frigid

QID : 83 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Supple

Options:

1) Flexible
2) Brittle
3) Pliable
4) Bending

Correct Answer: Brittle

QID : 84 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Barking up the wrong tree

Options:

1) Scolding the one who is innocent.
2) Expecting a favour from a heartless person.
3) Looking in the wrong place.
4) Requesting but in an arrogant manner.

Correct Answer: Looking in the wrong place.

QID : 85 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Call it a day

Options:

1) To start a job wishing for success.
2) To take a break or a holiday.
3) Assign different days to different tasks.
4) To declare the end of a task.

Correct Answer: To declare the end of a task.

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QID : 86 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

Would you mind (to carrying) this bag for me.

Options:

1) to carry
2) carrying
3) carry
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: carrying

QID : 87 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

The child (would have jumped) with delight on seeing the joker at the circus.

Options:

1) jumping
2) jumped
3) to jump
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: jumped

QID : 88 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

The quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed

Options:

1) Vigour
2) Vulnerability
3) Fortitude
4) Clout

Correct Answer: Vulnerability

QID : 89 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

A solemn promise or undertaking

Options:

1) Pledge
2) Deceit
3) Myth
4) Perjury

Correct Answer: Pledge

QID : 90 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) consenssus
2) concensus
3) concenssus
4) consensus

Correct Answer: consensus

QID : 91 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) presedents
2) pricedents
3) precedents
4) prisedents

Correct Answer: precedents

QID : 92 - 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.

They had been thrown

X-upon their own exertions at an
Y-battle to fight with poverty and ignorance
Z-early age, and had a hard

Options:

1) XZY
2) YXZ
3) ZYX
4) XYZ

Correct Answer: XZY

QID : 93 - 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.

The unstated assumption is

X-conceding spatial autonomy
Y-that the grant of a different time
Z-zone is only the first temporal step towards

Options:

1) ZXY
2) XZY
3) YXZ
4) YZX

Correct Answer: YZX

QID : 94 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

My friends are going to watch a movie tonight.

Options:

1) A movie is going to be watched by my friends tonight.
2) My friends will have watch a movie by tonight.
3) A movie was going to be watched by my friends tonight.
4) My friends will have to watch a movie by tonight.

Correct Answer: A movie is going to be watched by my friends tonight.

QID : 95 - 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.

"What time does the flight arrive?" she asked the receptionist.

Options:

1) She asked the receptionist what time the flight arrived.
2) She asked the receptionist what time the flight arrive.
3) She asked the receptionist when does the flight arrive.
4) She asked the receptionist what was going to be the time for the flights arrival.

Correct Answer: She asked the receptionist what time the flight arrived.

QID : 96 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Due to poor rainfall over the past few months, the vadu mangai season is expected to be short this year. There are two distinct varieties available in the vicinity of Coimbatore. The closest to Coimbatore, and the one that appears in the markets first, is the Thadagam variety. The second and more popular variety is the one from the Thirumoorthy Hills, near Udumalpet. Representatives from commercial pickle brands whisk these mangais away in big lots directly from the wholesalers. Only a small portion of the year's harvest trickles down to the local markets.

Small vendors bring sacks full of these tiny tender mangoes to one particular street corner in Ram Nagar during the season. The corner of Rajaji Road and Sathyamurthy Road plays host to these vendors from as early as 7.00 am every day. Depending on the quantity they have, the mangais are available until around 11.00 am. If the vendors have a good day and their produce is sold quickly, they pack up and leave even as early as 9.00 am.

What do you think 'Thadagam' is from the passage?

Options:

1) A Festival celebrated in Coimbatore.
2) A variety of vadu mangai mangoes.
3) A word for 'monsoon' in the local language.
4) A variety of mango pickle.

Correct Answer: A variety of vadu mangai mangoes.

QID : 97 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Due to poor rainfall over the past few months, the vadu mangai season is expected to be short this year. There are two distinct varieties available in the vicinity of Coimbatore. The closest to Coimbatore, and the one that appears in the markets first, is the Thadagam variety. The second and more popular variety is the one from the Thirumoorthy Hills, near Udumalpet. Representatives from commercial pickle brands whisk these mangais away in big lots directly from the wholesalers. Only a small portion of the year's harvest trickles down to the local markets.

Small vendors bring sacks full of these tiny tender mangoes to one particular street corner in Ram Nagar during the season. The corner of Rajaji Road and Sathyamurthy Road plays host to these vendors from as early as 7.00 am every day. Depending on the quantity they have, the mangais are available until around 11.00 am. If the vendors have a good day and their produce is sold quickly, they pack up and leave even as early as 9.00 am.

Why do local markets get only a small portion of the mango produce?

Options:

1) Commercial pickle companies buy the mangoes in huge quantities.
2) The mangoes get sold as quickly as 9.00 am.
3) There are only three vendors in the local market.
4) The sellers of the local market are just small vendors.

Correct Answer: Commercial pickle companies buy the mangoes in huge quantities.

QID : 98 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Due to poor rainfall over the past few months, the vadu mangai season is expected to be short this year. There are two distinct varieties available in the vicinity of Coimbatore. The closest to Coimbatore, and the one that appears in the markets first, is the Thadagam variety. The second and more popular variety is the one from the Thirumoorthy Hills, near Udumalpet. Representatives from commercial pickle brands whisk these mangais away in big lots directly from the wholesalers. Only a small portion of the year's harvest trickles down to the local markets.

Small vendors bring sacks full of these tiny tender mangoes to one particular street corner in Ram Nagar during the season. The corner of Rajaji Road and Sathyamurthy Road plays host to these vendors from as early as 7.00 am every day. Depending on the quantity they have, the mangais are available until around 11.00 am. If the vendors have a good day and their produce is sold quickly, they pack up and leave even as early as 9.00 am.

What may happen if there is adequate rainfall?

Options:

1) Local vendors will get fewer mangoes.
2) The vadu mangai season will be longer that year.
3) Commercial pickle companies will buy in smaller quantities.
4) Vendors will be able to sell quickly.

Correct Answer: The vadu mangai season will be longer that year.

QID : 99 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Due to poor rainfall over the past few months, the vadu mangai season is expected to be short this year. There are two distinct varieties available in the vicinity of Coimbatore. The closest to Coimbatore, and the one that appears in the markets first, is the Thadagam variety. The second and more popular variety is the one from the Thirumoorthy Hills, near Udumalpet. Representatives from commercial pickle brands whisk these mangais away in big lots directly from the wholesalers. Only a small portion of the year's harvest trickles down to the local markets.

Small vendors bring sacks full of these tiny tender mangoes to one particular street corner in Ram Nagar during the season. The corner of Rajaji Road and Sathyamurthy Road plays host to these vendors from as early as 7.00 am every day. Depending on the quantity they have, the mangais are available until around 11.00 am. If the vendors have a good day and their produce is sold quickly, they pack up and leave even as early as 9.00 am.

The more popular vadu mangai mangoes are from:

Options:

1) Udumalpet
2) Coimbatore
3) Thirumoorthy Hills
4) Ram Nagar

Correct Answer: Thirumoorthy Hills

QID : 100 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Due to poor rainfall over the past few months, the vadu mangai season is expected to be short this year. There are two distinct varieties available in the vicinity of Coimbatore. The closest to Coimbatore, and the one that appears in the markets first, is the Thadagam variety. The second and more popular variety is the one from the Thirumoorthy Hills, near Udumalpet. Representatives from commercial pickle brands whisk these mangais away in big lots directly from the wholesalers. Only a small portion of the year's harvest trickles down to the local markets.

Small vendors bring sacks full of these tiny tender mangoes to one particular street corner in Ram Nagar during the season. The corner of Rajaji Road and Sathyamurthy Road plays host to these vendors from as early as 7.00 am every day. Depending on the quantity they have, the mangais are available until around 11.00 am. If the vendors have a good day and their produce is sold quickly, they pack up and leave even as early as 9.00 am.

Which of the following best describes the vadu mangai mangoes?

Options:

1) Big and juicy
2) Orange but raw
3) Tiny and tender
4) Sour and sweet

Correct Answer: Tiny and tender

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