SSC CGL (Tier - 2) Online Exam Paper - 2018 "held on 11 September 2019" Evening Shift (English Language and Comprehension)



SSC CGL (Tier - 2) Online Exam Paper - 2018 "held on 11 September 2019"

Evening Shift (English Language and Comprehension)



  • Exam Name: SSC CGL (Tier - 2)
  • Year: 2018
  • EXAM DATE : 11 September 2019
  • EXAM START TIME : 03.00
  • Total Marks: 200     

Q.1 Select the word which     methe same as the group of words given.
causing great damage or suffering
1. Catastrophic
2. Spasmodic
3. Catatonic
4. Chasm

Corret answer : Catastrophic

Q.2 Given below are four jumbled se ntences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A They also believe that one must not hold on to things if one doesn’t use them and love them anymore.
B Finally it’s a very good idea to give the things to someone who can and will use them.
C They further advise that one can begin the process of decluttering by first checking if the things one wishes to give away are still usable and valuable.
D Minimalists believe that clutter causes a lot of stress and wastes precious space.
1. DCBA
2. ABDC
3. DACB
4. CADB

Corret answer : DACB

Q.3 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
Why should always we have to wait for her to join us?
1. for her to join her
2. Why should
3. always we
4. have to wait

Corret answer :  always we

Q.4 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
The priest said to me, “You have committed a cardinal sin.”
1. The priest told me that I had committed a cardinal sin.
2. The priest is saying I have committed a cardinal sin.
3. The priest said if I will be committing a cardinal sin.
4. The priest told me I am committing a cardinal sin.

Corret answer : . The priest told me that I had committed a cardinal sin.

Q.5 Choose the most appropriate   option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
Two children were shot dead by a psychopath during the California music festival.
1. Two children were being shot dead by a psychopath during the California music festival.
2. Two children are shot dead by a psychopath during the California music festival.
3. A psychopath during the California music festival was shooting dead two children.
4. A psychopath shot dead two children during the California music festival.

Corret answer : A psychopath shot dead two children during the California music festival.

Q.6 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Her mother said, “We must have a party to celebrate your promotion.”
1. Her mother said that they must have a party to celebrate her promotion.
2. Her mother said she had been planning a party for celebrating her promotion.
3. Her mother says that they should plan a party to celebrate her promotion.
4. Her mother told that they would be having a party to celebrate her promotion.

Corret answer : Her mother said that they must have a party to celebrate her promotion

Q.7 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
Somebody feeds the stray dog daily.
1. Daily somebody has fed the stray dog.
2. The stray dog was fed daily.
3. The stray dog is fed daily by somebody.
4. The stray dog will be fed daily.

Corret answer :The stray dog is fed daily by somebody.

Q.8 Given below are four jumbled s entences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A As soon as she was given the slippers, she broke into a dance strutting around in her first ever pair of slippers.
B This story may seem strange but it is a fact that, in many villages of India, people don’t have anything to put on their feet.
C Goonj , a leading NGO of India, runs a Cloth for Work Scheme and gives clothes and useful items in exchange for work done.
D Recently, as part of the scheme, an old lady in a Madhya Pradesh village was given a pair of slippers.
1. DACB
2. CABD
3. CDAB
4. DBAC

Corret answer : CDAB

Q.9 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
She is a very good sprinter. I can’t run as fast as she does.
1. no improvement
2. like she is doing
3. as she doing
4. as she do

Corret answer : no improvement

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Q.10 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A The home then was a bungalow, single storied and bounded by walls.
B He states that in the early 1950’s houses in most cities relied on the bungalow model.
C According to Gautam Bhatia ,a leading architect we need to bring about a radical change in our model of housing.
D Sadly ,nearly 70years later after a 100-fold increase in city population, density and land value we still persist on the same outmoded model
1. CBAD
2. CDAB
3. DBAC
4. CDBA

Corret answer : CBAD

Q.11 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A But today adults as well as a growing number of young parents are cutting down on intake of sugar.
B Until about two decades ago, becoming careful about sugar was only for diabetics.
C Thus going zero on sugar is fast becoming a popular trend for all. 
D Before joining this trend doctors advise that we all need to find out whether all sugars are harmful.
1. BACD
2. CDAB
3. ABDC
4. DBAC

Corret answer : BACD

Q.12 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A Unfortunately this resulted in his going to jail.
B As a child he always landed in trouble.
C Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz musician.
D Once he found a pistol and fired it in the street.
1. CBAD
2. CBDA
3. BCAD
4. DABC

Corret answer : CBDA

Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The car cleaner expressed his inability to continue cleaning my car from 1st July due to his ______ .
1. ill feeling
2. ill health
3. disease
4. disorder

Corret answer : ill health

Q.14 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given.
A strong feeling of dislike towards someone or something.
1. sympathy
2. telepathy
3. antipathy
4. empathy

Corret answer : antipathy

Q.15 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
She is a great cook, has her own blog on YouTube and was followed by one lakh viewers.
1. She is
2. a great cook
3. has her own blog
4. was followed

Corret answer : was followed

Q.16 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence. 
My uncle said, “Just my luck! I’ve missed the bus again.”
1. My uncle exclaimed that he was unlucky as he had missed the bus again.
2. My uncle said he was lucky as he had missed the bus again.
3. My uncle exclaimed that he is once again lucky to miss the bus.
4. My uncle says that he is unlucky as he has missed the bus again. 

Corret answer :   My uncle exclaimed that he was unlucky as he had missed the bus again.

Q.17 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Kiran said, “I will reach Patna tomorrow morning.”
1. Kiran said that she will reach Patna tomorrow morning.
2. Kiran says that she will reach Patna tomorrow morning.
3. Kiran said that I will reach Patna the next morning.
4. Kiran said that she would reach Patna the next morning.

Corret answer : Kiran said that she would reach Patna the next morning

Q.18 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains   the grammatical error.
The Prime Minister holding is the important meeting to review the security and safety of doctors working in government hospitals.
1. of doctors
2. working in
3. to review
4. holding is the

Corret answer : holding is the

Q.19 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.
Making the final paper was a really difficult task but by the end of the week, I was able to ______ .
1. bark up the wrong tree
2. wrap my head around it
3. cry my eyes out
4. run out of steam

Corret answer : wrap my head around it

Q.20 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A His death was a cause of great speculation.
B Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American author.
C Within a few days of being found, he died mysteriously on Oct 7, 1849.
D He had gone missing on October 3, 1849 and was found a few days later.
1. CDBA
2. BADC
3. BCDA
4. DBCA

Corret answer : BADC

Q.21 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given.
To express in an unclear way
1. eloquent
2. garbled
3. lucid
4. Intelligible

Corret answer : garbled

Q.22 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The sky is quite overcast. We’re ______ to have rain today.
1. likely
2. mostly
3. surely
4. probably

Corret answer : likely

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
When my friend suggested going to the mall for lunch, I agreed ______ .
1. at once
2. at large
3. at most
4. at ease

Corret answer : at once

Q.24 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A This record of migration is one of the greatest natural events on earth.
B Each Autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies leave their breeding grounds in US and Canada.
C The migration of the Monarch butterfly is an amazing phenomenon.
D They travel over 3000 miles to reach their winter habitat in Mexico.
1. ADBC
2. CBDA
3. DCBA
4. ABDC

Corret answer : CBDA

Q.25 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A Next, step by step from the shallow waters you are gradually guided to dive in safe areas.
B This ‘dry’ lesson is followed by wearing the gear and then entering shallow waters to practice basic scuba diving skills.
C The Discover Scuba Diving tour starts with a 30 minute lesson on teaching basic skills outside water.
D Finally, what is most reassuring about the whole tour is that your instructor is always by your side to monitor you ill the end of the session.
1. CABD
2. ABDC
3. ABCD
4. CBAD

Corret answer : CBAD

Q.26 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
The airline official said, “We are extremely sorry that the flight has been delayed due to heavy floods.”
1. The airline official announced the airline is extremely sorry that the flight will be delayed due to heavy floods.
2. The airline official announces they are extremely sorry that the flight has been delayed due to heavy floods.
3. The airline official announced that they were extremely sorry that the flight had been delayed due to heavy floods.
4. The airline official announced that we are extremely sorry that the flight has been delayed due to heavy floods.

Corret answer : The airline official announced that they were extremely sorry that the flight had been delayed due to heavy floods.

Q.27 Identify the best way to improve the     underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
If you wishes to participating at the National level games you’ll have to start getting coaching immediately.
1. wish to participating
2. wished for participating
3. wish to participate
4. no improvement

Corret answer : wish to participate

Q.28 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
Popular monuments will be kept open till 9 p.m.
1. They had kept popular monuments open till 9 p.m.
2. They are keeping popular monuments open till 9 p.m.
3. They will keep popular monuments open till 9 p.m.
4. They will be keeping popular monuments open till 9 p.m.

Corret answer : They will keep popular monuments open till 9 p.m.

Q.29 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
Last evening my friend tells me the funny joke that I have ever heard.
1. that I have
2. ever heard
3. tells me the funny joke
4. Last evening my friend

Corret answer : tells me the funny joke

Q.30 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.You have been so unwell! How you feeling now?
1. you is feeling
2. you are feeling
3. No improvement
4. are you feeling

Corret answer : are you feeling

Q.31 Select the word which methe same   as the group of words given.
something happening by chance in a happy and beneficial way
1. serenity
2. serendipity
3. misadventure
4. fortitude

Corret answer : serendipity

Q.32 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A Despite this, he was very good at delegating work.
B No wonder his films were universally acclaimed.
C A Satyajit Ray film was solely his film.
D Even after delegation, he was involved in every aspect of the film.
1. DACB
2. CDBA
3. CADB
4. ABDC

Corret answer : CADB

Q.33 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given lacking in variety and interest
1. monotonous
2. fresh
3. exclamatory
4. vibrant

Corret answer : monotonous

Q.34 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
I am going to see a play tomorrow evening.
1. seeing
2. no improvement
3. to saw
4. to seeing

Corret answer : no improvement

Q.35 Pick a word opposite in meaning to 
optimistic.
1. energetic
2. pessimistic
3. idealistic
4. realistic

Corret answer : pessimistic

Q.36 Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Rita said, “I’m not feeling well.”
1. Rita said that she was not feeling well.
2. Rita said she will not be feeling well.
3. Rita said she is not feeling well.
4. Rita says that I’m not feeling well.

Corret answer : Rita said that she was not feeling well.

Q.37 Select the most appropriate idiom ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.
Suman really has ______. She moved to a new house just a month back but already has a lovely garden.
1. a heart of gold
2. a bad hair day
3. a foot in the door
4. green fingers

Corret answer : green fingers

Comprehension:
Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given.As he started his speech, Harsh was aware that people were listening to him quite (1) ______ . Things seemed to be going quite well. (2) ______ , halfway through the talk, he saw his friend, Ravi look ( 3) ______ his pal Sunil, roll his eyes and whisper in his ear. Harsh (4) ______ understood that Ravi ,who had been upset ever since his promotion, was now (5) ______ disturbance intentionally.

Q.38 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.
1. intently
2. smoothly
3. evenly
4. clearly

Corret answer : . intently

Comprehension:
Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given.As he started his speech, Harsh was aware that people were listening to him quite (1) ______ . Things seemed to be going quite well. (2) ______ , halfway through the talk, he saw his friend, Ravi look ( 3) ______ his pal Sunil, roll his eyes and whisper in his ear. Harsh (4) ______ understood that Ravi ,who had been upset ever since his promotion, was now (5) ______ disturbance intentionally.

Q.39 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.
1. Wherever
2. Whenever
3. Moreover
4. However

Corret answer : However

Comprehension:
Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given.As he started his speech, Harsh was aware that people were listening to him quite (1) ______ . Things seemed to be going quite well. (2) ______ , halfway through the talk, he saw his friend, Ravi look ( 3) ______ his pal Sunil, roll his eyes and whisper in his ear. Harsh (4) ______ understood that Ravi ,who had been upset ever since his promotion, was now (5) ______ disturbance intentionally. 

Q.40 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.
1. at
2. opposite
3. through
4. in

Corret answer : at

Comprehension:
Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given.
As he started his speech, Harsh was aware that people were listening to him quite (1) ______ .Things seemed to be going quite well. (2) ______ , halfway through the talk, he saw his friend, Ravi look ( 3) ______ his pal Sunil, roll his eyes and whisper in his ear. Harsh (4) ______ understood that Ravi ,who had been upset ever since his promotion, was now (5) ______ disturbance intentionally. 

Q.41 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4
1. immediately
2. keenly
3. urgently
4. cleverly

Corret answer : immediately

Comprehension:
Read the following passage and fill in each blank with words chosen from options given.
As he started his speech, Harsh was aware that people were listening to him quite (1) ______ .Things seemed to be going quite well. (2) ______ , halfway through the talk, he saw his friend, Ravi look ( 3) ______ his pal Sunil, roll his eyes and whisper in his ear. Harsh (4) ______ understood that Ravi ,who had been upset ever since his promotion, was now (5) ______ disturbance intentionally. 

Q.42 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.
1. created
2. create
3. creates
4. creating

Corret answer : creating

Q.43 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
When I was a child I do not like going out to play in the park.
1. did not like
2. don’t likes
3. no improvement
4. did not liked

Corret answer : did not like

Q.44 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given.
Something causing shock or dismay
1. frivolous
2. appalling
3. mischievous
4. remarkable

Corret answer : appalling
 
Q.45 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
My guests doesn’t wanted to eat anything since they weren’t hungry after the party.
1. didn’t want to eat
2. didn’t wanted to eat
3. don’t wants to eat
4. no improvement

Corret answer : didn’t want to eat

Q.46 Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given se ntence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
Please switch on all the lights in the room as it’s getting very dark now.
1. as it were getting
2. no improvement
3. as it was getting
4. when it will get

Corret answer : no improvement

Q.47 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.
A One of the crocodiles was four feet long and almost six years old.
B Post this announcement a video of a crocodile attacking a dog has gone viral causing people to panic further.
C The authorities have announced that more crocodiles would be sighted once the waters recede.
D After the monsoon deluge the Forest Department of Vadodara has so far rescued three
crocodiles which had swum into residential areas.
1. BDAC
2. ADBC
3. DACB
4. DCAB

Corret answer : DACB

Q.48 Identify the word that is misspelt.
1. Immediate
2. iliterate
3. implement
4. illogical

Corret answer : iliterate

Q.49 Select the most appropriate idiom     ( in the context) to fill in the sentence.
Pallavi worked really hard for the examination and ______ to gain success.
1. struck a sour note
2. hit the bull’s eye
3. beat about the bush
4. left no stone unturned

Corret answer : left no stone unturned

Q.50 Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / pa ssive) form of the given sentence.
By how many people were you helped in your time of difficulty?
1. How many people helped you in your time of difficulty?
2. How many people were you helping in time of difficulty?
3. How many people are you helped by in your time of difficulty?
4. In your time of difficulty how many people were you helped by?

Corret answer : How many people helped you in your time of difficulty?

 

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