SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 06 March 2018" Evening Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 06 March 2018"

Evening Shift (English Language)


QID : 1 - 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 first and decisive step (1)/ in the expansion of Europe overseas (2)/ was the conquest of Atlantic Ocean. (3)/ No error (4)

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

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 2 - 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 word ‘Macabre’ had been gained its significance from its (1)/ use in French as la danse macabre for the allegorical (2)/ representation of the universal power of death. (3)/ No error (4)

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

Correct Answer: 1

QID : 3 - 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.

She was chatting ______ the cars.

1) of
2) about
3) with
4) on

Correct Answer: about

QID : 4 - 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.

Success is achieved twice, once in the mind and the second time in the ______ world.

1) real
2) virtual
3) fantasy
4) artificial

Correct Answer: real

QID : 5 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Naive

1) Sarcastic
2) Artful
3) Skeptical
4) Ingenuous

Correct Answer: Ingenuous

QID : 6 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Surly

1) Sweet
2) Unfriendly
3) Clear
4) Pleasant

Correct Answer: Unfriendly

QID : 7 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Myopic

1) Blind
2) Biased
3) Careless
4) Farsighted

Correct Answer: Farsighted

QID : 8 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Defile

1) Pollute
2) Abuse
3) Shame
4) Honour

Correct Answer: Honour

QID : 9 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

Attempts in India

P : honesty and more by blind faith
Q : by the government to validate traditional
R : medicine are driven less by

1) QPR
2) RPQ
3) QRP
4) RQP

Correct Answer: QRP

QID : 10 - A sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

The officer cuts down the tree.

1) The tree is cut down by the officer.
2) The tree got cut down by the officer.
3) The tree is cut by the officer.
4) The tree cut by the officer.

Correct Answer: The tree is cut down by the officer.

QID : 11 - A sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.

Raj said, “I am happy to be here this evening.”

1) Raj said that he was happy to be there that evening.
2) Raj was happy to be there this evening.
3) Raj said he was happy to be there this evening.
4) Raj says he is happy to be there.

Correct Answer: Raj said that he was happy to be there that evening.

QID : 12 - In the following question, a word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

1) Glamerous
2) Glamrous
3) Glamorous
4) Gleamorous

Correct Answer: Glamorous

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QID : 13 - 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.

The most powerful and the most perfect ____________ of thought and feeling through the medium of oral language must be traced to the mastery of words. ___________ is better suited to lead speakers and readers ___________ English into an easy control of this language than the command of the phrase that perfectly expresses the thought. Every speaker's aim is to be heard and _____________. A clear, crisp _____________ holds an audience as by the spell of some irresistible power.

the most perfect ____________ of thought and feeling

1) express
2) expressive
3) expressings
4) expression

Correct Answer: expression

QID : 14 - 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.

The most powerful and the most perfect ____________ of thought and feeling through the medium of oral language must be traced to the mastery of words. ___________ is better suited to lead speakers and readers ___________ English into an easy control of this language than the command of the phrase that perfectly expresses the thought. Every speaker's aim is to be heard and _____________. A clear, crisp _____________ holds an audience as by the spell of some irresistible power.

mastery of words. ___________ is better suited to lead

1) No
2) Not
3) None
4) Nothing

Correct Answer: Nothing

QID : 15 - 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.

The most powerful and the most perfect ____________ of thought and feeling through the medium of oral language must be traced to the mastery of words. ___________ is better suited to lead speakers and readers ___________ English into an easy control of this language than the command of the phrase that perfectly expresses the thought. Every speaker's aim is to be heard and _____________. A clear, crisp _____________ holds an audience as by the spell of some irresistible power.

and readers ___________ English into an easy

1) for
2) of
3) from
4) at

Correct Answer: of

QID : 16 - 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.

The most powerful and the most perfect ____________ of thought and feeling through the medium of oral language must be traced to the mastery of words. ___________ is better suited to lead speakers and readers ___________ English into an easy control of this language than the command of the phrase that perfectly expresses the thought. Every speaker's aim is to be heard and _____________. A clear, crisp _____________ holds an audience as by the spell of some irresistible power.

aim is to be heard and _____________. A clear

1) understand
2) understandable
3) understood
4) understandably

Correct Answer: understood

QID : 17 - 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.

The most powerful and the most perfect ____________ of thought and feeling through the medium of oral language must be traced to the mastery of words. ___________ is better suited to lead speakers and readers ___________ English into an easy control of this language than the command of the phrase that perfectly expresses the thought. Every speaker's aim is to be heard and _____________. A clear, crisp _____________ holds an audience as by the spell of some irresistible power.

crisp _____________ holds an audience as

1) articulate
2) articulates
3) articulations
4) articulation

Correct Answer: articulation

QID : 18 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

At the top of your lungs

1) Be a habitual smoker.
2) Be breathless after an exhausting physical task.
3) Feel suffocated in a very crowded place.
4) Extremely loudly.

Correct Answer: Extremely loudly.

QID : 19 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

The wheels have come off

1) To use something so much that it wears out.
2) Things start to fail or go wrong, especially after a period of success.
3) To do a shoddy job which is destined to fail.
4) Make an excuse to avoid doing a task.

Correct Answer: Things start to fail or go wrong, especially after a period of success.

QID : 20 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

An attractively tall, graceful, and dignified woman

1) Terse
2) Pithy
3) Sententious
4) Statuesque

Correct Answer: Statuesque

QID : 21 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

The return of someone to his own country

1) Repatriation
2) Migrate
3) Emigrate
4) Immigrate

Correct Answer: Repatriation

QID : 22 - 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 doctor removed the eye patch and asked him how he (were feeling).

1) was felt
2) has feeling
3) was feeling
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: was feeling

QID : 23 - 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".

It is nothing less than magic which (will transformed) tiny teeny seeds into fruits of life.

1) transform
2) transforms
3) transforming
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: transforms

QID : 24 - 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.

Many a bird found

A-secure in the branches
B-safety in the trees and
C-built their nests, feeling

1) BAC
2) BCA
3) ACB
4) ABC

Correct Answer: BCA

QID : 25 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

1) daclination
2) declineation
3) declination
4) daclineation

Correct Answer: declination

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