SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 11 March 2018" Morning Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 11 March 2018"

Morning 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'.

The person were (1)/ duly rewarded (2)/ for her bravery. (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'.

We wish to make globalisation a means to expand human well being and freedom, (1)/ and to bring democracy and developmental (2)/ to local communities where people live.(3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

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.

He needs to ______ his soul.

Options:

1) bare
2) bear
3) beer
4) bee

Correct Answer: bare

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.

Career ______ the kind of lifestyle one will lead and his/her position in the society.

Options:

1) determined
2) determines
3) deter
4) has been determine

Correct Answer: determines

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

Hyperbole

Options:

1) Spoliation
2) Overstatement
3) Simplification
4) Injury

Correct Answer: Overstatement

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

Lucid

Options:

1) Murky
2) Clear
3) Dim
4) Dumb

Correct Answer: Clear

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

Halcyon

Options:

1) Calm
2) Gentle
3) Palmy
4) Agitated

Correct Answer: Agitated

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

Moot

Options:

1) Open
2) Doubtful
3) Definite
4) Controversial

Correct Answer: Definite

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

Private companies are

P : exploiting groundwater
Q : resources in India
R : due to outdated law

Options:

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

Correct Answer: PQR

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.

She made a very remarkable observation.

Options:

1) A very remarkable observation made by her.
2) A very remarkable observation is make by her.
3) A very remarkable observation make by her.
4) A very remarkable observation was made by her.

Correct Answer: A very remarkable observation was made by her.

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.

“Do you really come from Spain?” said the Queen.

Options:

1) The Queen asked did he really came from Spain.
2) The Queen enquired about his country.
3) The Queen asked whether he really came from Spain.
4) The Queen ask which country he is from.

Correct Answer: The Queen asked whether he really came from Spain.

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.

Options:

1) Exhilarate
2) Exhilrate
3) Exhielarate
4) Eshilariate

Correct Answer: Exhilarate

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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.

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional, voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active, wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.
The active function _______________ the volitional,

Options:

1) performs
2) perform
3) performing
4) performed

Correct Answer: performs

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.

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional, voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active, wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.
the mind _________ some mental

Options:

1) in
2) of
3) on
4) to

Correct Answer: on

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.

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional, voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active, wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.

Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts

Options:

1) form
2) from
3) for
4) at

Correct Answer: from

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.

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional, voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active, wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.

and ideas _______ in harmony with your special

Options:

1) do not
2) no
3) neither
4) not

Correct Answer: not

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.

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional, voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active, wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.

This function is used _________ the active, wide-awake

Options:

1) by
2) with
3) plus
4) around

Correct Answer: by

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

Catch red-handed

Options:

1) Apprehend someone in the course of wrongdoing.
2) Successfully accomplish a difficult physical task.
3) Catch someone with colour on his hands.
4) Be warned of imminent danger.

Correct Answer: Apprehend someone in the course of wrongdoing.

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

A sea change

Options:

1) A profound or notable transformation.
2) An upcoming storm.
3) Someone who appears turbulent on the outside but is actually calm deep inside.
4) As you go deeper into the situation you will see a very different picture.

Correct Answer: A profound or notable transformation.

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

Gratify an immoral or distasteful desire

Options:

1) Depress
2) Frustrate
3) Offend
4) Pander

Correct Answer: Pander

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

Break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay

Options:

1) Disintegrate
2) Juxtapose
3) Conjugate
4) Entwine

Correct Answer: Disintegrate

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".

The footpath (had been hijacked) by gigantic blue-and-green barricades.

Options:

1) have been hijacked
2) have being hijacked
3) had been hijacking
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".

Needless to say, cooking (has become) easier now.

Options:

1) is become
2) has becoming
3) have become
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.

Finally, what is left are an

A-innocuous bunch of audit
B-queries, useful for auditors and
C-harmless for staff members

Options:

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

Correct Answer: ABC

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) recuparate
2) rekuperate
3) rekuparate
4) recuperate

Correct Answer: recuperate

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