SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2020 "held on 12 August 2021" Afternoon-Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2020 "held on 12 August 2021"

Afternoon-Shift (English Language)


Q.1 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution’.

I would have told you if I receive the medicines.

1. had received

2. am receiving

3. would receive

4. No substitution

Q.2 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

WREAK

1. neglect

2. forget

3. fail

4. cause

Q.3 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Method to one’s madness

1. Always behaving like a mad person

2. Not following rules and conventions

3. Seeming disorderly yet having a structure

4. Being very neat and particular about details

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

MOROSE

1. gloomy

2. mournful

3. cheerful

4. sullen

Q.5 Select the option which means the same as the group of words given.

A person who helps others in need

1. contributor

2. donor

3. patron

4. samaritan

Q.6 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Delhi University’s new institution called School of Public Health will offer a ______ of programs.

1. plethora

2. scale

3. few

4. branch

Q.7 Examine the four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options, pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. Wasserkopf returns to his school and asks for a refund of his tuition fee.

B. ‘Refund’ by Karinthy is a hilarious play about a student named Wasserkopf.

C. However, the situation changes when the Mathematics teacher asks him to calculate the total amount.

D. He further declares that he had learnt nothing at school in all the years.

1. BCAD

2. BADC

3. CBAD

4. ADCB

Q.8 Select the option which means the same as the group of words given.

One who eats human flesh

1. ethnic

2. cannibal

3. humane

4. tribal

Q.9 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

How many languages do you learn at school?

1. How many languages will you learn at school?

2. How many languages are being learnt by you at school?

3. Languages are learnt by how many at school?

4. How many languages have you being learnt by you learning at school?

Q.10 In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

All the ladies of the colony assemble in the temple and prays together on Sunday evenings.

1. assemble in the temple

2. All the ladies of the colony

3. and prays together

4. on Sunday evenings

Q.11 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. angryest

2. straightest

3. healthiest

4. disinterest

Q.12 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

The chemist said to me, "I cannot take these medicines back as they are special medicines."

1. The chemist told me that he cannot take these medicines back as they are special medicines.

2. The chemist told me that he could not take these medicines back as they are special medicines.

3. The chemist told me that he could not take those medicines back as they were special medicines.

4. The chemist told me that I cannot take these medicines back as they are special medicines.

Q.13 Select the option that will improve the underlined segment in the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement'

Despite living in the same neighbourhood, we only did not greet each other.

1. still

2. even

3. mainly

4. No improvement

Q.14 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Get out of hand

1. To get irritated

2. To become difficult to control

3. To be anxious

4. To be able to complete a task

Q.15 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options, pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. One day the tailor and his wife discovered that their son was not in the house.

B. The father went to the roadside and shouted, “John!”

C. No one answered.

D. They looked in the garden, and did not find him there.

1. ABDC

2. BDAC

3. BACD

4. ADBC

Q.16 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

SURREPTITIOUS

1. secret

2. slow

3. open

4. lazy

Q.17 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. proclaim

2. proccesion

3. problem

4. procurement

Q.18 In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Despite warnings the driver continued to speed and have been caught by the traffic police.

1. and have been caught

2. by the traffic police

3. Despite warnings

4. the driver continued to speed

Q.19 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

SAGA

1. film

2. sport

3. abuse

4. narrative

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

It has been announced that after a gap of almost two months, domestic flight services will ______ from next week.

1. resume

2. proceed

3. retake

4. advance

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.

Nehru was a great patriot. He said, “I have received so (1) ______ love and affection from the Indian people (2) ______ nothing that I can do can repay (3) ______ a small fraction of it, and indeed there (4) ______ be no repayment of the great affection my fellow countrymen have showered on (5) ______.

SubQuestion No : 21

Q.21 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 1.

1. much

2. more

3. little

4. many

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.

Nehru was a great patriot. He said, “I have received so (1) ______ love and affection from the Indian people (2) ______ nothing that I can do can repay (3) ______ a small fraction of it, and indeed there (4) ______ be no repayment of the great affection my fellow countrymen have showered on (5) ______.

SubQuestion No : 22

Q.22 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 2.

1. this

2. that

3. these

4. either

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.

Nehru was a great patriot. He said, “I have received so (1) ______ love and affection from the Indian people (2) ______ nothing that I can do can repay (3) ______ a small fraction of it, and indeed there (4) ______ be no repayment of the great affection my fellow countrymen have showered on (5) ______.

SubQuestion No : 23

Q.23 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 3.

1. only

2. even

3. either

4. mainly

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.

Nehru was a great patriot. He said, “I have received so (1) ______ love and affection from the Indian people (2) ______ nothing that I can do can repay (3) ______ a small fraction of it, and indeed there (4) ______ be no repayment of the great affection my fellow countrymen have showered on (5) ______.

SubQuestion No : 24

Q.24 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 4.

1. ought

2. may

3. can

4. should

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.

Nehru was a great patriot. He said, “I have received so (1) ______ love and affection from the Indian people (2) ______ nothing that I can do can repay (3) ______ a small fraction of it, and indeed there (4) ______ be no repayment of the great affection my fellow countrymen have showered on (5) ______.

SubQuestion No : 25

Q.25 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5.

1. I

2. me

3. myself

4. mine