SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 02 February 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 02 February 2017"

Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

QID 176 - 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.

Brijesh said that he has no ------------------- of stepping down, although he is under a lot of pressure to do so. Options:

1) intuition

2) intention

3) point

4) object

Correct Answer intention

QID 177 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Lakhs of tourists view the Taj Mahal every year. Options:

1) The Taj Mahal is being viewed by lakhs of tourists every year.

2) Every year the Taj Mahal is being viewed by lakhs of tourists.

3) Every year the Taj Mahal was being viewed by lakhs of tourists.

4) The Taj Mahal is viewed by lakhs of tourists every year.

Correct Answer The Taj Mahal is viewed by lakhs of tourists every year.

QID 178 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

They have now

P-by a paternalistic state

Q-of goods mandated

R-been turned into consumers

Options:

1) QRP

2) QPR

3) PRQ

4) RQP

Correct Answer RQP

QID 179 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Causing a burning sensation like that of hot liquid on the skin

Options:

1) piping

2) igneous

3) sizzling

4) scalding

Correct Answer scalding

QID 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

dead ringer

Options:

1) a competition whose outcome is already decided (by unfair means)

2) a candidate fraudulently substituted for another in a competition

3) a person who was in a situation to warn others is now missing

4) a warning which comes too late, after the damage is done

Correct Answer a candidate fraudulently substituted for another in a competition

QID 181 - Select the antonym of

pervert

Options:

1) virtuous

2) libertine

3) deviant

4) debauchee

Correct Answer virtuous

QID 182 - 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 Directors are(A)/now inquiring(B)/in the cause of the fire.(C)/No error(D) Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer C

QID 183 - 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.

As the judge enters the courtroom,----------------------calls upon all occupants in the room to stand. Options:

1) formality

2) pattern

3) culture

4) habit

Correct Answer formality

QID 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

dark horse

Options:

1) a candidate about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins

2) a good person who has been unfairly maligned

3) a person despised by everybody wins

4) a very unpredictable contestant, sometimes wins sometimes loses

Correct Answer a candidate about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins

QID 185 - Select the synonym of

parlance

Options:

1) definitive

2) lingo

3) canonical

4) classic

Correct Answer lingo

QID 186 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) bordeux

2) ambienc

3) macakues

4) culinary

Correct Answer culinary

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QID 187 - Select the synonym of

obstreperous

1) boisterous

2) bashful

3) reticent

4) taciturn

Correct Answer boisterous

QID 188 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) metaled

2) lonsome

3) piquancy

4) shufled

Correct Answer piquancy

QID 189 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

We were still waiting in the queue for tickets when the show (had begun). Options:

1) was beginning

2) begins

3) began

4) no improvement Correct Answer began

QID 190 - Select the antonym of

frazzle

Options:

1) prostration

2) vigour

3) enervation

4) lassitude

Correct Answer vigour

QID 191 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need. Options:

1) conglomerate

2) donation

3) charity

4) dole

Correct Answer charity

QID 192 - 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'.

She was an(A)/only child who(B)/had been very welcome.(C)/No error(D) Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer D

QID 193 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

Elections globally

P-dominated by numbers, percentages

Q-and tallies

R-can be dry affairs

Options:

1) RQP

2) PQR

3) RPQ

4) QRP

Correct Answer RPQ

QID 194 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

"Alas! I have broken my grandfather's watch" said Amit.

1) Amit was sorrowful that he broke his grandfather's watch.

2) Amit exclaimed sorrowfully that he has broken his grandfather's watch.

3) Amit was sorrowful that he had broken his grandfather's watch.

4) Amit exclaimed sorrowfully that he had broken his grandfather's watch.

Correct Answer Amit exclaimed sorrowfully that he had broken his grandfather's watch.

QID 195 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

It was so hot during the concert that some spectators passed (out). Options:

1) away

2) by

3) over

4) no improvement

Correct Answer no improvement

QID 196 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

------------------ various signs of economic slowdown such as languishing industrial production and adverse --------------------of the drought on rural livelihoods and demand, the government is apparently unable----------------- unwilling to increase public spending to --------------people’s material distress or to kick-start economic-------------- to increase employment.

various signs of economic slowdown such as languishing industrial production

Options:

1) As

2) Despite

3) So

4) Because

Correct Answer Despite

QID 197 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

------------------ various signs of economic slowdown such as languishing industrial production and adverse --------------------of the drought on rural livelihoods and demand, the government is apparently unable----------------- unwilling to increase public spending to --------------people’s material distress or to kick-start economic-------------- to increase employment.

adverse of the drought on rural livelihoods and demand

Options:

1) effects

2) effect

3) affects

4) affect

Correct Answer effects

QID 198 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

------------------ various signs of economic slowdown such as languishing industrial production and adverse --------------------of the drought on rural livelihoods and demand, the government is apparently unable----------------- unwilling to increase public spending to --------------people’s material distress or to kick-start economic-------------- to increase employment.

the government is apparently unable

Options:

1) hence

2) but

3) or

4) nor

Correct Answer or

QID 199 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

------------------ various signs of economic slowdown such as languishing industrial production and adverse --------------------of the drought on rural livelihoods and demand, the government is apparently unable----------------- unwilling to increase public spending to --------------people’s material distress or to kick-start economic-------------- to increase employment.

spending to people's material distress

Options:

1) cool off

2) cut

3) less

4) mitigate

Correct Answer mitigate

QID 200 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

------------------ various signs of economic slowdown such as languishing industrial production and adverse --------------------of the drought on rural livelihoods and demand, the government is apparently unable----------------- unwilling to increase public spending to --------------people’s material distress or to kick-start economic-------------- to increase employment.

distress or to kick-start economic to increase employment.

Options:

1) activity

2) happening

3) performance

4) acts

Correct Answer activity

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