SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 17 March 2018" Evening Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 17 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'.

Mark won all of (1)/ the award for the categories (2)/ in which he was nominated. (3)/ No error (4)

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

Correct Answer: 2

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'.

You’ll spend most of your time gaping (1)/ in awe at the Kailash temple, but that (2)/ isn’t a only gem that Ellora has to offer. (3)/ No error (4)

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

Correct Answer: 3

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.

The lecturer did not see her ______.

1) again
2) besides
3) anew
4) nevermore

Correct Answer: again

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.

The power of silence is its ability to mediate the ______.

1) excitable
2) irreconcilable
3) excusable
4) fashionable

Correct Answer: irreconcilable

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

Insuperable

1) Weak
2) Insurmountable
3) Beatable
4) Unstable

Correct Answer: Insurmountable

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

Volition

1) Dependence
2) Violence
3) Villainy
4) Choice

Correct Answer: Choice

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

Officious

1) Busy
2) Intrusive
3) Rude
4) Timid

Correct Answer: Timid

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

Grandiose

1) Noble
2) Impressive
3) Moderate
4) Vast

Correct Answer: Moderate

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

The art of letter-writing is

P : something that every educated person
Q : must acquire for practical purposes
R : not merely an ornamental accomplishment, but

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

Correct Answer: RPQ

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.

Shah Jahan built the Red Fort.

1) The Red Fort is build by Shah Jahan.
2) The Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan.
3) The Red Fort got build by Shah Jahan.
4) The Red Fort built by Shah Jahan.

Correct Answer: The Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan.

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.

“Cheer up, father, I’ll go and get work somewhere.” said Jane.

1) Jane ask her father to cheer up as she will go and get work somewhere.
2) Jane asked her father to cheer up, because she would be gone and got work somewhere.
3) Jane asks her father to cheer up as she would get job.
4) Jane asked her father to cheer up as she would go and get work somewhere.

Correct Answer: Jane asked her father to cheer up as she would go and get work somewhere.

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) Immediately
2) Imedately
3) Immiediatley
4) Immedately

Correct Answer: Immediately

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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 written word is necessarily confined _________ the things of the understanding because only the understanding has written language; whereas art deals ___________ ideas of a different mental texture, which words can only vaguely ____________. However, there are a large number of people who, _____________ they cannot be said to have experienced in a full sense any works of art, have undoubtedly the impelling desire which a little direction may lead on to a fuller ____________. And it is to such that books on art are useful.

necessarily confined _________ the things of

1) at
2) to
3) so
4) of

Correct Answer: to

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 written word is necessarily confined _________ the things of the understanding because only the understanding has written language; whereas art deals ___________ ideas of a different mental texture, which words can only vaguely ____________. However, there are a large number of people who, _____________ they cannot be said to have experienced in a full sense any works of art, have undoubtedly the impelling desire which a little direction may lead on to a fuller ____________. And it is to such that books on art are useful.

whereas art deals ___________ ideas of a different

1) if
2) for
3) each
4) with

Correct Answer: with

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 written word is necessarily confined _________ the things of the understanding because only the understanding has written language; whereas art deals ___________ ideas of a different mental texture, which words can only vaguely ____________. However, there are a large number of people who, _____________ they cannot be said to have experienced in a full sense any works of art, have undoubtedly the impelling desire which a little direction may lead on to a fuller ____________. And it is to such that books on art are useful.

can only vaguely ____________. However, there are

1) suggestion
2) suggested
3) suggest
4) suggests

Correct Answer: suggest

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 written word is necessarily confined _________ the things of the understanding because only the understanding has written language; whereas art deals ___________ ideas of a different mental texture, which words can only vaguely ____________. However, there are a large number of people who, _____________ they cannot be said to have experienced in a full sense any works of art, have undoubtedly the impelling desire which a little direction may lead on to a fuller ____________. And it is to such that books on art are useful.

people who, _____________ they cannot be

1) although
2) then
3) if
4) when

Correct Answer: although

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 written word is necessarily confined _________ the things of the understanding because only the understanding has written language; whereas art deals ___________ ideas of a different mental texture, which words can only vaguely ____________. However, there are a large number of people who, _____________ they cannot be said to have experienced in a full sense any works of art, have undoubtedly the impelling desire which a little direction may lead on to a fuller ____________. And it is to such that books on art are useful.

lead on to a fuller ____________. And it is to such

1) appreciate
2) appreciates
3) appreciation
4) appreciator

Correct Answer: appreciation

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

Can't judge a book by its cover

1) If you love something dearly then you have to protect it.
2) You shouldn't prejudge the value of something, by its outward appearance alone.
3) To make a false opinion without even seeing that person is prejudice.
4) A bad book needs a good cover to make it saleable.

Correct Answer: You shouldn't prejudge the value of something, by its outward appearance alone.

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

Back seat driver

1) A passenger who gives unwanted and/or unneeded directions to the driver.
2) A person who gives unwanted advice is sometimes right.
3) When too many people are controlling a project it is bound to fail.
4) A person who acts as a remote control taking orders from others.

Correct Answer: A passenger who gives unwanted and/or unneeded directions to the driver.

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

Causing annoyance or resentment

1) Congenial
2) Galling
3) Amiable
4) Mellow

Correct Answer: Galling

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

Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

1) Profligate
2) Churlish
3) Harpy
4) Hoarder

Correct Answer: Profligate

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".

Winds blowing northwards (has took) our kite to a vertiginous height.

1) had take
2) had taken
3) had taking
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: had taken

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".

The battle (had been raging) for some time.

1) have been raging
2) have been raged
3) had being raged
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

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.

I was able to sense

A-a mildly supercilious tone, despite his
B-was unnerving
C-warmth and friendliness, and it

1) ABC
2) CBA
3) ACB
4) CAB

Correct Answer: ACB

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

1) svivelling
2) swiveling
3) swivelling
4) sviveling

Correct Answer: swivelling

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