SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 13 March 2018" Afternoon Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 13 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'.

His hard (1)/ punch lay (2)/ him on the road . (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'.

In 1961, a meteoroid was defined as "a solid object moving in (1)/ interplanetary space, of a size considerably smaller than (2)/ an asteroid and considerably larger then an atom". (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

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 is a man of ______.

Options:

1) principal
2) efforts
3) principle
4) enthusiasm

Correct Answer: principle

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.

Without education we are ______ and our lives are useless without any meaning attached to it.

Options:

1) someone
2) uncomplete
3) complete
4) incomplete

Correct Answer: incomplete

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

Abeyance

Options:

1) Revival
2) Inactivity
3) Operation
4) Continuation

Correct Answer: Inactivity

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

Excogitate

Options:

1) Communication
2) Die
3) Invent
4) Ignore

Correct Answer: Invent

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

Altruism

Options:

1) Charity
2) Kindness
3) Compassion
4) Spite

Correct Answer: Spite

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

Peer

Options:

1) Equal
2) Look
3) Match
4) Inferior

Correct Answer: Inferior

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

An inference is

P : the direct, logical one
Q : the likely or probable
R : conclusion rather than

Options:

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

Correct Answer: QRP

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.

The assassin shot the President.

Options:

1) The President shot by the assassin.
2) The President was shoot by the assassin.
3) The President got shot by the assassin.
4) The President was shot by the assassin.

Correct Answer: The President was shot by the assassin.

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.

He said to me, “I have often told you not to play in dark.”

Options:

1) He said to him that he shouldn’t play in dark.
2) He reminded me that he had often told me not to play in dark.
3) He asked him to not play in dark.
4) He asked me that he had told me to not play in dark.

Correct Answer: He reminded me that he had often told me not to play in dark.

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) Pharaoh
2) Faraoh
3) Pharoah
4) Pharoar

Correct Answer: Pharaoh

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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.

Without habit, personality could not exist; for we could never do a thing twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts--the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention, and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably _______ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ________ the sleeve, or which foot he puts into the shoe, first; and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.

twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person

Options:

1) hence
2) if
3) but
4) also

Correct Answer: hence

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.

Without habit, personality could not exist; for we could never do a thing twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts--the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention, and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably _______ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ________ the sleeve, or which foot he puts into the shoe, first; and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.

own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts

Options:

1) individual
2) individuals
3) individuality
4) individualist

Correct Answer: individuality

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.

Without habit, personality could not exist; for we could never do a thing twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts--the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention, and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably _______ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ________ the sleeve, or which foot he puts into the shoe, first; and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.

Probably _______ one of us could

Options:

1) negative
2) never
3) no
4) nor

Correct Answer: no

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.

Without habit, personality could not exist; for we could never do a thing twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts--the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention, and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably _______ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ________ the sleeve, or which foot he puts into the shoe, first; and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.

which arm he puts ________ the sleeve

Options:

1) into
2) on
3) upon
4) to

Correct Answer: into

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.

Without habit, personality could not exist; for we could never do a thing twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts--the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention, and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably _______ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ________ the sleeve, or which foot he puts into the shoe, first; and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.

and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit

Options:

1) certain
2) certainty
3) certainly
4) be certain

Correct Answer: certainly

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

To quit on someone

Options:

1) To fire someone from a job.
2) To cheat with someone.
3) To give up on a difficult person.
4) To stop helping someone, especially when the support is needed.

Correct Answer: To stop helping someone, especially when the support is needed.

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

Options:

1) Used to apologize for swearing.
2) Said when one cannot speak the language of the other person correctly.
3) Used to make a flimsy excuse.
4) Used when you give up easily.

Correct Answer: Used to apologize for swearing.

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

Reduce or decrease in speed or intensity

Options:

1) Expedite
2) Slacken
3) Impel
4) Spur

Correct Answer: Slacken

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

Comfort someone at a time of grief or disappointment

Options:

1) Arouse
2) Pique
3) Fluster
4) Console

Correct Answer: Console

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".

Whether it (were balancing) the budget or the day-to-day menu, grandma was the expert.

Options:

1) has balancing
2) was balanced
3) was balancing
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: was balancing

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".

If all of us (had been) philosophical thinkers, we would not have been deceived by scheming politicians all these years.

Options:

1) has been
2) have been
3) had being
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.

Although not all those who study

A-better thinkers and leaders
B-become philosophers, they become
C-logic or philosophy may

Options:

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

Correct Answer: CBA

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) inundate
2) inundat
3) inunndate
4) inunndat

Correct Answer: inundate

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