SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 22 January 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 22 January 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 176 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

In some seats, the

P­winning margin, thereby

Q­votes for NOTA  have  been larger than the

R­determining the result

Options:

1) RPQ

2) QRP

3) QPR

4) PRQ

Correct Answer: QPR

QID : 177 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

The elephant in the room

Options:

1) A very fat man

2) When a big person is finally trapped

3) An obvious problem that no one wants to discuss

4) One person who is strong enough to defeat everybody else

Correct Answer: An obvious problem that no one wants to discuss

QID : 178 ­ Select the synonym of

redemption

Options:

1) forfeit

2) atonement

3) retribution

4) penalty

Correct Answer: atonement

QID : 179 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Ajay, who (was studying) architecture at present, hopes to go to Australia after graduation.

Options:

1) studies

2) has been studying

3) is studying

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: is studying

QID : 180 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to imply or suggest an idea in addition to the literal meaning

Options:

1) to nub

2) to connote

3) to malign

4) to purport

Correct Answer: to connote

QID : 181 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) encroch

2) stingiely

3) capittate

4) placated

Correct Answer: placated

QID : 182 ­ 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.

They have  published the names  of all the successful candidates.

Options:

1) The candidates who have succeeded their names they had published.

2) The names of all the successful candidates have been published by them.

3) The candidates who have succeeded their names have been published by them.

4) The names of all the successful candidates were published by them.

Correct Answer: The names of all the successful candidates have been published by them.

QID : 183 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) chastise

2) adellaide

3) paarlance

4) bouttique

Correct Answer: chastise

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QID : 184 ­ 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'.

To improve your  vocabulary(A)/one thing that you should do (B)/is to read Times of India(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: C

QID : 185 ­ 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 professor informed that (A)/they had all done(B)/very badly.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: D

QID : 186 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to make  from scratch

Options:

1) The universe was created out of nothing

2) To do something from the beginning

3) To build something out of nothing

4) One scratch if neglected will destroy the structure eventually

Correct Answer: To do something from the beginning

QID : 187 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to resolve a sentence into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles

Options:

1) to dissect

2) to anatomize

3) to parse

4) to synthesize

Correct Answer: to parse

QID : 188 ­ 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 primary objective of a socialist government is to ..................the miseries of the poor.

Options:

1) mollify

2) mitigate

3) soothe

4) abet

Correct Answer: mitigate

QID : 189 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order:

They not only

P­tech activists on to the streets

Q­ran an innovative and creative campaign, but

R­were also able to bring

Options:

1) RQP

2) RPQ

3) PRQ

4) QRP

Correct Answer: QRP

QID : 190 ­ 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.

They said, “We  are starting now."

Options:

1) They said that we were starting then.

2) They said that they were starting now.

3) They said that they would be starting now.

4) They said that they were starting then.

Correct Answer: They said that they were starting then.

QID : 191 ­ Select the synonym of

haste

Options:

1) soon

2) eventually

3) later

4) never

Correct Answer: soon

QID : 192 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence

The Saranda forest is infested (with) King Cobras.

Options:

1) of

2) in

3) from

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

QID : 193 ­ Select the antonym of

provision

Options:

1) removal

2) cater

3) plan

4) stock

Correct Answer: removal

QID : 194 ­ 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 unfortunate family could do nothing, but ..................the death of their sole bread  winner.

Options:

1) wail

2) languish

3) mourn

4) repent

Correct Answer: mourn

QID : 195 ­ Select the antonym of

sortie

Options:

1) raid

2) assault

3) sally

4) retreat

Correct Answer: retreat

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.

The committee ..................criminal justice reforms recommended a threefold strategy to arrest the drift and to prevent total disaster. First, the law, substantive and procedural, requires a fresh ..................look based on changes in society and economy ..................priorities in governance. The guiding ..................in the reform process should be decriminalisation wherever ..................and diversion, reserving the criminal justice system mainly to deal with real “hard" crimes.

The committee .................. criminal justice reforms

Options:

1) of

2) on

3) for

4) upon

Correct Answer: on

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.

The committee ..................criminal justice reforms recommended a threefold strategy to arrest the drift and to prevent total disaster. First, the law, substantive and procedural, requires a fresh ..................look based on changes in society and economy .................. priorities in governance. The guiding ..................in the reform process should be decriminalisation wherever ..................and diversion, reserving the criminal justice system mainly to deal with real “hard" crimes.

requires a fresh .................. look based on changes

Options:

1) full

2) complete

3) through

4) comprehensive

Correct Answer: comprehensive

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.

The committee ..................criminal justice reforms recommended a threefold strategy to arrest the drift and to prevent total disaster. First, the law, substantive and procedural, requires a fresh ..................look based on changes in society and economy ..................priorities in governance. The guiding ..................in the reform process should be decriminalisation wherever ..................and diversion, reserving the criminal justice system mainly to deal with real “hard" crimes.

economy .................. priorities in governance.

Options:

1) as well as

2) and

3) and also

4) plus

Correct Answer: as well as

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.

The committee ..................criminal justice reforms recommended a threefold strategy to arrest the drift and to prevent total disaster. First, the law, substantive and procedural, requires a fresh ..................look based on changes in society and economy ..................priorities in governance. The guiding ..................in the reform process should be decriminalisation wherever ..................and diversion, reserving the criminal justice system mainly to deal with real “hard" crimes.

The guiding .................. in the reform

Options:

1) law

2) rule

3) principle

4) path

Correct Answer: principle

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.

The committee ..................criminal justice reforms recommended a threefold strategy to arrest the drift and to prevent total disaster. First, the law, substantive and procedural, requires a fresh ..................look based on changes in society and economy ..................priorities in governance. The guiding ..................in the reform process should be decriminalisation wherever ..................and diversion, reserving the criminal justice system mainly to deal with real “hard" crimes.

process should be decriminalisation wherever .................. and diversion

Options:

1) possible

2) allowed

3) imaginable

4) viable

Correct Answer: possible

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