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

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

Evening-Shift (English Language)


Q.1 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options, pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. The man who had caught me was a dreadful sight.

B. Suddenly I was picked up, whirled through the air, and made to sit on a tombstone.

C. He was about forty years old, hard-faced and fierce.

D. I was only a child, and small for my age.

1. CBAD

2. DCBA

3. BACD

4. DBAC

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

REPULSIVE

1. respectable

2. attractive

3. agreeable

4. disgusting

Q.3 Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the right order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.

A. The whole area has been designed like a garden from Alice in Wonderland.

B. It’s about having fun and learning, too; all the activities help to explain the modern world of technology to the young visitors.

C. But ‘The World of Children’ isn’t just about playing games and having joy rides.

D. There are several different attractions in this vast area and there is a lot to see and do.

1. ADBC

2. BCDA

3. CBDA

4. DACB

Q.4 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Scientists all over the world are engaged in ______ how to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

1. investigating

2. inspecting

3. scrutinizing

4. researching

Q.5 The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

It would be / more better if / she sang / with an orchestra.

1. with an orchestra

2. she sang

3. more better if

4. It would be

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

The marking of answer papers is ______ out by the course teacher.

1. carried

2. done

3. checked

4. crossed

Q.7 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. rocket

2. rogue

3. rockiry

4. roaster

Q.8 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Not one’s cup of tea

1. Not absolutely true

2. Of no concern for someone

3. Not according to one’s interest

4. Beyond one’s comprehension

Q.9 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Traditional

1. Customary

2. Modern

3. Earthly

4. Conventional

Q.10 Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiomatic expression given.

To cross one’s mind

1. To forget something

2. To move from one idea to another

3. To put a thought away from one’s mind

4. To think of something

Q.11 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’.

Mr. Sharma is kind as his father.

1. the kindest as

2. as kind as

3. kinder as

4. No substitution

Q.12 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 required'.

He won’t come to the party unless you will invite him personally.

1. would invite

2. No substitution required

3. invited

4. invite

Q.13 Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

"Our teacher returned from Mumbai last month", she said.

1. She said that her teacher had returned from Mumbai the earlier month.

2. Her teacher returned from Mumbai last month, she said.

3. She said that her teacher had returned from Mumbai the previous month.

4. She said that their teacher had returned from Mumbai the previous month.

Q.14 In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Cyclone Amphan roared into West Bengal on Wednesday leave behind a trail of devastation across a large area of the State.

1. leave behind

2. a trail of devastation

3. across a large area

4. roared into West Bengal

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

In the evening we water the plants.

1. The plants were watered in the evening.

2. The plants are watered in the evening.

3. The plants will be watered in the evening.

4. The plants have been watered in the evening.

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

Ban

1. Abandon

2. Ascertain

3. Prohibit

4. Band

Q.17 Select the option which means the same as the group of words given.

A hunting weapon which comes back, used by Australian Aborigines

1. cutlass

2. boomerang

3. slingshot

4. harpoon

Q.18 Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Causing a strong dislike

1. Redundant

2. Revealing

3. Hateful

4. Repulsive

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

BUOYANT

1. lively

2. weighted

3. bouncy

4. enthusiastic

Q.20 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

1. Terrible

2. Uprooted

3. Tendansy

4. Haunted

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.

Every Monday, on his way back from work, Bepin Chaudhury would drop in at KaliCharan’s in New Market (1)______ books. Crime stories, ghost stories, and thrillers. (2)______ had to buy at least five at a time to last him (3)______ the week. He lived alone, was not a good mixer, had few (4)______ , and didn't like spending time in idle chat. Today, at KaliCharan's, Bepin Babu had a (5)______ that somebody was observing him from close quarters.

SubQuestion No : 21

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

1. bought

2. buy

3. to buy

4. buying

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.

Every Monday, on his way back from work, Bepin Chaudhury would drop in at KaliCharan’s in New Market (1)______ books. Crime stories, ghost stories, and thrillers. (2)______ had to buy at least five at a time to last him (3)______ the week. He lived alone, was not a good mixer, had few (4)______ , and didn't like spending time in idle chat. Today, at KaliCharan's, Bepin Babu had a (5)______ that somebody was observing him from close quarters.

SubQuestion No : 22

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

1. He

2. She

3. Him

4. They

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.

Every Monday, on his way back from work, Bepin Chaudhury would drop in at KaliCharan’s in New Market (1)______ books. Crime stories, ghost stories, and thrillers. (2)______ had to buy at least five at a time to last him (3)______ the week. He lived alone, was not a good mixer, had few (4)______ , and didn't like spending time in idle chat. Today, at KaliCharan's, Bepin Babu had a (5)______ that somebody was observing him from close quarters.

SubQuestion No : 23

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

1. by

2. within

3. across

4. through

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.

Every Monday, on his way back from work, Bepin Chaudhury would drop in at KaliCharan’s in New Market (1)______ books. Crime stories, ghost stories, and thrillers. (2)______ had to buy at least five at a time to last him (3)______ the week. He lived alone, was not a good mixer, had few (4)______ , and didn't like spending time in idle chat. Today, at KaliCharan's, Bepin Babu had a (5)______ that somebody was observing him from close quarters.

SubQuestion No : 24

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

1. followers

2. friends

3. servants

4. students

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.

Every Monday, on his way back from work, Bepin Chaudhury would drop in at KaliCharan’s in New Market (1)______ books. Crime stories, ghost stories, and thrillers. (2)______ had to buy at least five at a time to last him (3)______ the week. He lived alone, was not a good mixer, had few (4)______ , and didn't like spending time in idle chat. Today, at KaliCharan's, Bepin Babu had a (5)______ that somebody was observing him from close quarters.

SubQuestion No : 25

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

1. intuition

2. feeling

3. connotation

4. perception