SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 10 March 2018" Afternoon Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 10 March 2018"

Afternoon 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'.

To his opinion (1)/ every entertainment (2)/ movie is foolish. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 1

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 Hellenistic period covering the period of Mediterranean (1)/ history between the death of Alexander the Great in (2)/ 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire. (3)/

No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: No Correct Answer ( Benefit to all )

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 Police took ______ from there.

Options:

1) after
2) over
3) upon
4) on

Correct Answer: over

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.

One is caught in the box with what one knows and hence no new ideas ______.

Options:

1) emerge
2) destroy
3) rooted
4) innovate

Correct Answer: emerge

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

Clandestine

Options:

1) Truthful
2) Secret
3) Frank
4) Upright

Correct Answer: Secret

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

Cloistered

Options:

1) Isolated
2) Mendable
3) Improvement
4) Crowded

Correct Answer: Isolated

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

Consanguinity

Options:

1) Affinity
2) Kin
3) Race
4) Disunion

Correct Answer: Disunion

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

Deathly

Options:

1) Wasted
2) Blooming
3) Horrible
4) Sick

Correct Answer: Blooming

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

There needs to be a

P : more coordinated effort
Q : forest diseases in India
R : towards dealing with

Options:

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

Correct Answer: PRQ

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.

A policeman caught her.

Options:

1) She was caught by a policeman.
2) She is catch by a policeman.
3) She caught by a policeman.
4) She is caught by a policeman.

Correct Answer: She was caught by a policeman.

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.

Raju wrote, “He will be going to Mumbai the next weekend."

Options:

1) Raju wrote that he will be going to Mumbai the next weekend.
2) Raju wrote that he would be going to Mumbai the last weekend.
3) Raju wrote that he would be going to Mumbai the next weekend.
4) Raju wrote that he should be gone to Mumbai the next weekend.

Correct Answer: Raju wrote that he would be going to Mumbai the next weekend.

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

Options:

1) Preferred
2) Prefereed
3) Prrefored
4) Prefearred

Correct Answer: Preferred

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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.

People may see, and hear, and feel all their lives without ____________ learning the nature of things they see. But reason is the mind's eye, and enables us to see why things are, and when and how events may be made to happen ___________ not to happen. The logician endeavours to ____________ exactly what this reason is which makes the power of men. We all, as I have said, must reason well or ill, but logic is the science of reasoning and enables us to distinguish ______________ the good reasoning which leads to truth, and the bad reasoning which every day betrays people into error _________ misfortune.
their lives without ____________ learning the nature

Options:

1) really
2) real
3) reality
4) realise

Correct Answer: really

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.

People may see, and hear, and feel all their lives without ____________ learning the nature of things they see. But reason is the mind's eye, and enables us to see why things are, and when and how events may be made to happen ___________ not to happen. The logician endeavours to ____________ exactly what this reason is which makes the power of men. We all, as I have said, must reason well or ill, but logic is the science of reasoning and enables us to distinguish ______________ the good reasoning which leads to truth, and the bad reasoning which every day betrays people into error _________ misfortune.
made to happen ___________ not to happen.

Options:

1) or
2) but
3) so
4) at

Correct Answer: or

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.
People may see, and hear, and feel all their lives without ____________ learning the nature of things they see. But reason is the mind's eye, and enables us to see why things are, and when and how events may be made to happen ___________ not to happen. The logician endeavours to ____________ exactly what this reason is which makes the power of men. We all, as I have said, must reason well or ill, but logic is the science of reasoning and enables us to distinguish ______________ the good reasoning which leads to truth, and the bad reasoning which every day betrays people into error _________ misfortune.
logician endeavours to ____________ exactly what this reason

Options:

1) learnt
2) learns
3) learn
4) learning

Correct Answer: learn

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.

People may see, and hear, and feel all their lives without ____________ learning the nature of things they see. But reason is the mind's eye, and enables us to see why things are, and when and how events may be made to happen ___________ not to happen. The logician endeavours to ____________ exactly what this reason is which makes the power of men. We all, as I have said, must reason well or ill, but logic is the science of reasoning and enables us to distinguish ______________ the good reasoning which leads to truth, and the bad reasoning which every day betrays people into error _________ misfortune.
us to distinguish ______________ the good reasoning

Options:

1) in
2) within
3) between
4) amidst

Correct Answer: between

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.

People may see, and hear, and feel all their lives without ____________ learning the nature of things they see. But reason is the mind's eye, and enables us to see why things are, and when and how events may be made to happen ___________ not to happen. The logician endeavours to ____________ exactly what this reason is which makes the power of men. We all, as I have said, must reason well or ill, but logic is the science of reasoning and enables us to distinguish ______________ the good reasoning which leads to truth, and the bad reasoning which every day betrays people into error _________ misfortune.
people into error _________ misfortune.

Options:

1) nor
2) neither
3) also
4) and

Correct Answer: and

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

Be worlds apart

Options:

1) Travel a very long distance.
2) To go from heaven to hell.
3) Be very different.
4) To sustain affection despite living very far away.

Correct Answer: Be very different.

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

Silver bullet

Options:

1) A very expensive solution used only as the last measure.
2) A simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem.
3) A solution which is worse than the problem.
4) A thing of beauty but which is actually deadly.

Correct Answer: A simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem.

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

The ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions

Options:

1) Puerility
2) Acumen
3) Stupor
4) Sanity

Correct Answer: Acumen

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

A high degree of skill

Options:

1) Proficiency
2) Maladroit
3) Amateur
4) Gawkiness

Correct Answer: Proficiency

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".

From the early 1990s, salaries shot up and stock options (were introduced).

Options:

1) are introduced
2) is introduced
3) was introduced
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

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".

I have always (baffle) by the unique melange of languages and dialects that India is home to.

Options:

1) being baffled
2) been baffled
3) baffling
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: been baffled

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.

There was an old study

A-of marathon runners which
B-heart muscle during post-mortem
C-showed significant fibrosis of the

Options:

1) ABC
2) ACB
3) CBA
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.

Options:

1) exacerbate
2) exacarbate
3) exacerbat
4) exacarbat

Correct Answer: exacerbate

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