SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 12 March 2018" Evening Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 12 March 2018"

Evening 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'.

Dinesh has been (1)/ absence from (2)/ school since last month. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

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'.

Seeing the increasing number of female feticide (1)/ the Prime Minister has come with an initiative (2)/ that is guaranteed to give protection to the girl child. (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.

My grandmother died five years ______.

Options:

1) Ago
2) Since
3) Before
4) From

Correct Answer: Ago

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.
Egoism is ______ or negative pride-the mentality of showing and acting superior to others.

Options:

1) surfict
2) conceit
3) forfeit
4) resceit

Correct Answer: conceit

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

Niggard

Options:

1) Kind
2) Unselfish
3) Miser
4) Generous

Correct Answer: Miser

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

Echelon

Options:

1) Era
2) Year
3) Echo
4) Rank

Correct Answer: Rank

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

Preposterous

Options:

1) Ridiculous
2) Excessive
3) Incredible
4) Reasonable

Correct Answer: Reasonable

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

Disarming

Options:

1) Detestable
2) Charming
3) Silk
4) Convincing

Correct Answer: Detestable

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

Stem cells

P : are being researched
Q : forming blood vessels
R : especially for

Options:

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

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.

He gathers the apples.

Options:

1) The apples gather by him.
2) The apples are gathered by him.
3) The apples were gathered by him.
4) The apples got gathered by him.

Correct Answer: The apples are gathered by him.

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.

Meera said, “I prefer singing to dancing.”

Options:

1) Meera said that she preferred singing to dancing.
2) Meera say that she preferred singing to dancing.
3) Meera said she prefer singing to dancing.
4) Meera said that I prefer singing to dancing.

Correct Answer: Meera said that she preferred singing to dancing.

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) Heirarchy
2) Hierachy
3) Hierarchy
4) Hyrarchy

Correct Answer: Hierarchy

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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.
So, in asking you to consider the processes of reasoning we are ________ assuming that you never have reasoned--_________ the contrary we are fully aware that you in connection __________ every other person, have reasoned all your mature life. That is not the question. While everyone reasons, the fact is __________ true that the majority of persons reason incorrectly. Many persons reason ______________ lines far from correct and scientific, and suffer therefor and thereby.
reasoning we are ________ assuming that you

Options:

1) no
2) not
3) none
4) nor

Correct Answer: not

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.
So, in asking you to consider the processes of reasoning we are ________ assuming that you never have reasoned--_________ the contrary we are fully aware that you in connection __________ every other person, have reasoned all your mature life. That is not the question. While everyone reasons, the fact is __________ true that the majority of persons reason incorrectly. Many persons reason ______________ lines far from correct and scientific, and suffer therefor and thereby.
have reasoned--_________ the contrary we

Options:

1) in
2) on
3) into
4) onto

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.
So, in asking you to consider the processes of reasoning we are ________ assuming that you never have reasoned--_________ the contrary we are fully aware that you in connection __________ every other person, have reasoned all your mature life. That is not the question. While everyone reasons, the fact is __________ true that the majority of persons reason incorrectly. Many persons reason ______________ lines far from correct and scientific, and suffer therefor and thereby.
that you in connection __________ every other person,

Options:

1) with
2) of
3) for
4) from

Correct Answer: with

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.
So, in asking you to consider the processes of reasoning we are ________ assuming that you never have reasoned--_________ the contrary we are fully aware that you in connection __________ every other person, have reasoned all your mature life. That is not the question. While everyone reasons, the fact is __________ true that the majority of persons reason incorrectly. Many persons reason ______________ lines far from correct and scientific, and suffer therefor and thereby.

reasons, the fact is __________ true that the

Options:

1) equal
2) equally
3) equality
4) equalness

Correct Answer: equally

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.
So, in asking you to consider the processes of reasoning we are ________ assuming that you never have reasoned--_________ the contrary we are fully aware that you in connection __________ every other person, have reasoned all your mature life. That is not the question. While everyone reasons, the fact is __________ true that the majority of persons reason incorrectly. Many persons reason ______________ lines far from correct and scientific, and suffer therefor and thereby.
Many persons reason ______________ lines far from correct

Options:

1) along
2) long
3) besides
4) at

Correct Answer: along

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

Options:

1) Alleviate someone's anxiety.
2) Listen to somebody's grievances.
3) Have the capacity to understand the other person's thoughts.
4) Keep thinking about some person.

Correct Answer: Alleviate someone's anxiety.

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

Options:

1) One cannot cut wood with a blunt axe.
2) To have important jobs to do.
3) Have an ulterior motive.
4) A weapon is useful only when it is sharp.

Correct Answer: Have an ulterior motive.

QID : 20 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.
Criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner

Options:

1) Obeisance
2) Veneration
3) Approbation
4) Revile

Correct Answer: Revile

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

A shake or tremble in a person's voice

Options:

1) Permeate
2) Rapacious
3) Quaver
4) Grove

Correct Answer: Quaver

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".
I (have been advocate) moderation in daily physical exercise for nearly half a century in all my writings and books.

Options:

1) have being advocating
2) has been advocating
3) have been advocating
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have been advocating

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".
New townships (has coming) up with claims of providing several amenities to the people.

Options:

1) is coming
2) has come
3) are coming
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: are coming

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.
The fact that one has

A-to be fiercely independent
B-get accustomed to
C-in this country was hard to

Options:

1) ACB
2) ABC
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) stareotype
2) stereotype
3) iliterrate
4) stareotyp

Correct Answer: stereotype

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