SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 30 January 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 30 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 corrupt  officer was a  .............to the department.

Options:

1) disgrace

2) disinterred

3) discontent

4) despair

Correct Answer: disgrace

QID : 177 ­ Select the antonym of

to condemn

Options:

1) to decry

2) to laud

3) to reprobate

4) to proscribe

Correct Answer: to laud

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

It is a pity that

P­such violence hardly

Q­comes within the

R­purview of the law

Options:

1) QRP

2) RPQ

3) PRQ

4) PQR

Correct Answer: PQR

QID : 179 ­ 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'.

For kindergarten children, /(A)drawing by crayons is always(B)/even more  preferable then sketch pens.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: C

QID : 180 ­ 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.

Jay posted  the video on YouTube.

Options:

1) The video has been posted on YouTube by Jay.

2) The video was posted on YouTube by Jay.

3) The video had been posted on YouTube by Jay.

4) The video is posted on YouTube by Jay.

Correct Answer: The video was posted on YouTube by Jay.

QID : 181 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

The more  technologically

P­advanced and wired a

Q­vulnerable it is to a cyber attack 

R­nation is, the more

Options:

1) RPQ

2) QRP

3) PRQ

4) QPR

Correct Answer: PRQ

QID : 182 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) anteques

2) carotane

3) scewl

4) apoplexy

Correct Answer: apoplexy

QID : 183 ­ 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.

'What do you want?' Sheila asked  Rohan.

Options:

1) Sheila asked Rohan what do you want.

2) Sheila asked Rohan what he wanted.

3) Sheila asked Rohan what does he want.

4) Sheila asked Rohan what he wants.

Correct Answer: Sheila asked Rohan what he wanted.

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

to cry over spilt milk

Options:

1) to dwell pointlessly on past misfortunes

2) to feel sorry for others' misfortunes

3) to immediately start crying after making a mistake to avoid punishment

4) to acknowledge one's mistake and move ahead

Correct Answer: to dwell pointlessly on past misfortunes

QID : 185 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. The pilgrim (lain) in the shade of the tree.

Options:

1) lied

2) laid

3) lay

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: lay

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QID : 186 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. The department granted him permission (to stay)  in Dubai.

Options:

1) of stay

2) of staying

3) for stay

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

QID : 187 ­ Select the synonym of

perusal

Options:

1) inspection

2) delinquency

3) inconsideration

4) laxity

Correct Answer: inspection

QID : 188 ­ 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 salesman tried to(A)/sell me a solar water heater(B)/but I already have one.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: D

QID : 189 ­ Select the antonym of

assiduous

Options:

1) lethargic

2) scrupulous

3) diligent

4) exacting

Correct Answer: lethargic

QID : 190 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) scrimpped

2) avering

3) duodenum

4) evidance

Correct Answer: duodenum

QID : 191 ­ 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 union allows the employees to bargain  .............for higher wages.  

Options:

1) wholly

2) collectively

3) fully

4) completely

Correct Answer: collectively

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

To be full of or covered with a mass of small bubbles.

Options:

1) scintillating

2) brew

3) frothy

4) aerated

Correct Answer: frothy

QID : 193 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Comment  added to a text or diagram.

Options:

1) lexicon

2) thesaurus

3) terminology

4) annotation

Correct Answer: annotation

QID : 194 ­ Select the synonym of

consensus

Options:

1) cacophony

2) harmony

3) tumult

4) clamour

Correct Answer: harmony

QID : 195 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase

to cry wolf

Options:

1) to keep complaining over small issues

2) to raise a false alarm

3) to act as if one feels sorry for the other person

4) to report to a higher authority the mistakes committed by others

Correct Answer: to raise a false alarm

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.

Cyber  security has  .............interesting parallel to terrorism.  ..........................are asymmetric. Ensuring security of data, information, and communication is considerably harder than hacking into a system. The attacker has an inherent  .............in both conventional terrorism and cyber  attacks. In the case  .............state­sponsored attacks, the challenges are of a much .............magnitude.

Cyber security has  .............interesting parallel to terrorism.

Options:

1) a

2) an

3) the

4) two

Correct Answer: an

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.

Cyber  security has  .............interesting parallel to terrorism.  ..........................are asymmetric. Ensuring security of data, information, and communication is considerably harder than hacking into a system. The attacker has an inherent  .............in both conventional terrorism and cyber  attacks. In the case  .............state­sponsored attacks, the challenges are of a much .............magnitude.

 .............are asymmetric.

Options:

1) Both

2) Two

3) Twice

4) Together

Correct Answer: Both

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.

Cyber  security has  .............interesting parallel to terrorism.  ..........................are asymmetric. Ensuring security of data, information, and communication is considerably harder than hacking into a system. The attacker has an inherent  .............in both conventional terrorism and cyber  attacks. In the case  .............state­sponsored attacks, the challenges are of a much .............magnitude.

The attacker has an inherent  .............in both conventional terrorism and cyber attacks.

Options:

1) advantage

2) resource

3) comfort

4) sanction

Correct Answer: advantage

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.

Cyber  security has  .............interesting parallel to terrorism.  ..........................are asymmetric. Ensuring security of data, information, and communication is considerably harder than hacking into a system. The attacker has an inherent  .............in both conventional terrorism and cyber  attacks. In the case  .............state­sponsored attacks, the challenges are of a much .............magnitude.

In the case  .............state­sponsored attacks

Options:

1) for

2) of

3) with

4) about

Correct Answer: of

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.

Cyber  security has  .............interesting parallel to terrorism.  ..........................are asymmetric. Ensuring security of data, information, and communication is considerably harder than hacking into a system. The attacker has an inherent  .............in both conventional terrorism and cyber  attacks. In the case  .............state­sponsored attacks, the challenges are of a much .............magnitude.

the challenges are of a much  .............magnitude.

Options:

1) heightened

2) heighted

3) high

4) higher

Correct Answer: higher

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