SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 29 January 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 29 January 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.

The speed with which she typed  the draft  demonstrated that she is a .............secretary.

Options:

1) savvy

2) adapted

3) nimble

4) competent

Correct Answer: competent

QID : 177 ­ Select the antonym of magnate

Options:

1) mogul

2) tycoon

3) aristocrat

4) nonentity

Correct Answer: nonentity

QID : 178 ­ 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 current .............in global negotiations over climate change has stalled progress on the issue.

Options:

1) intransigence

2) fallacy

3) stalemate

4) rigidity

Correct Answer: stalemate

QID : 179 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

India should not be in a hurry

P­to ratify the Agreement  

Q­until there is clarity

R­on the U.S. position

Options:

1) QRP

2) PQR

3) RQP

4) QPR

Correct Answer: PQR

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

Birds of a feather flock together

Options:

1) even a small similarity is enough to become friends and stay together

2) there is always more safety in a crowd

3) people with the same tastes and interests will be found together

4) people with bad intentions always form a gang

Correct Answer: people with the same tastes and interests will be found together

QID : 181 ­ 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.

The management committee is required to publish a report  every year.

Options:

1) A report would be published by the management committee every year.

2) A report would have been published by the management committee every year.

3) A report requires to be published by the management committee every year.

4) Every year the report would be published by the management committee.

Correct Answer: A report requires to be published by the management committee every year.

QID : 182 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Ramesh says, he has already repaid me but I can't recall, so I'll have (to take  his word).

Options:

1) to take his word as true

2) to take him at his word

3) to take his for word for it

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: to take him at his word

QID : 183 ­ 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'.

No students is(A)/as intelligent(B)/as Priya.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: A

QID : 184 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The manager was highly upset because of (the inordinate delaying).

Options:

1) the inordinate delay

2) the inordinately delay

3) the inordinately delaying

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: the inordinate delay

QID : 185 ­ 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.

"Is anyone  there?" Reema asked.  

Options:

1) Reema asked if someone were there.

2) Reema asked whether anyone was being there.

3) Reema asked if anyone was there.

4) Reema asked if anyone was here.

Correct Answer: Reema asked if anyone was there.

QID : 186 ­ Select the synonym of to cite

Options:

1) to conceal

2) to ignore

3) to indicate

4) to deny

Correct Answer: to indicate

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QID : 187 ­ 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'.

Rehana had everything(A)/beauties, a good figure,(B)/and a sweet personality.(C)/No issue(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: B

QID : 188 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) vacuoles

2) skulcking

3) squodron

4) absenses

Correct Answer: vacuoles

QID : 189 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

a small mistake in an agreement  or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something

Options:

1) loophole

2) ruse

3) ploy

4) gambit

Correct Answer: loophole

QID : 190 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) etarnity

2) monition

3) advisary

4) gigantec

Correct Answer: monition

QID : 191 ­ Select the antonym of to abnegate

Options:

1) to eject

2) to evict

3) to admit

4) to bounce

Correct Answer: to admit

QID : 192 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

having or showing an interest in learning things; curious. Options:

1) probe

2) inquisitive

3) speculative

4) snoop

Correct Answer: inquisitive

QID : 193 ­ Select the synonym of poise

Options:

1) tizzy

2) turmoil

3) agitate

4) elegance

Correct Answer: elegance

QID : 194 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Beggars  can't be choosers

Options:

1) those who have nothing have no hope

2) all your options close when you are going through a bad time

3) a poor person is forced to kill all his desires

4) people with no other options must be content with what is offered

Correct Answer: people with no other options must be content with what is offered

QID : 195 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order

The party has not just

P­vacated space for other

Q­being steadily hollowed out ideologically

R­political parties, but it is also

Options:

1) PRQ

2) RQP

3) QPR

4) QRP

Correct Answer: PRQ

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.

Widespread liberalization of the economic .............regime was long overdue in 1991, and has played a positive role since, but its impact has .............  its course  and the policy has recognisable .............. Liberalization cannot address all aspects of the man­made environment and now climate change .............to change everything forever. We do not have another quarter century to deal .............these  imperatives.

Widespread liberalization of the economic .............regime

Options:

1) manifesto

2) statement

3) plan

4) policy

Correct Answer: policy

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.

Widespread liberalization of the economic .............regime was long overdue in 1991, and has played a positive role since, but its impact has .............its course  and the policy has recognisable .............. Liberalization cannot address all aspects of the man­made environment and now climate change .............  to change everything forever. We do not have another quarter century to deal .............these  imperatives.

but its impact has .............its course

Options:

1) run

2) ran

3) been running

4) had ran

Correct Answer: run

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.

Widespread liberalization of the economic .............regime was long overdue in 1991, and has played a positive role since, but its impact has ............. its course  and the policy has recognisable .............. Liberalization cannot address all aspects of the man­made environment and now climate change .............  to change everything forever. We do not have another quarter century to deal .............these  imperatives.

the policy has recognisable ..............

Options:

1) limits

2) constraint

3) considerations

4) fault

Correct Answer: limits

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.

Widespread liberalization of the economic .............regime was long overdue in 1991, and has played a positive role since, but its impact has .............its course  and the policy has recognisable .............. Liberalization cannot address all aspects of the man­made environment and now climate change .............to change everything forever. We do not have another quarter century to deal .............these  imperatives.

now climate change .............to change everything forever.

Options:

1) were threatening

2) threatens

3) threatened

4) are threatening

Correct Answer: threatens

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.

Widespread liberalization of the economic .............regime was long overdue in 1991, and has played a positive role since, but its impact has .............its course  and the policy has recognisable .............. Liberalization cannot address all aspects of the man­made environment and now climate change .............  to change everything forever. We do not have another quarter century to deal .............these  imperatives.

We do not have another quarter century to deal .............these imperatives.

Options:

1) about

2) for

3) with

4) of

Correct Answer: with

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