SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 14 March 2018" Evening Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 14 March 2018"

Evening Shift (English Language)

QID : 201 - 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 noise startled (1)/ the dog (2)/ and made it to yell. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1)  1
2)  2
3)  3
4)  4
Correct Answer: 3
 

QID : 202 - 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'.

There is a general agreement that some behaviors that are common in birds (1)/ as well as in crocodiles, was also common among (2)/ extinct dinosaur groups. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1)  1
2)  2
3)  3
4)  4
Correct Answer: No Correct Answer ( Benefit to all )
 

QID : 203 - 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.

She kept thinking, “How lucky Serena ______!”
Options:
1)  can
2)  could be
3)  is
4)  supposedly
Correct Answer: is
 

QID : 204 - 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.

Faith is the only power that can inspire a human being who is in ______.
Options:
1)  flair
2)  glair
3)  stair
4)  despair
Correct Answer: despair
 

QID : 205 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Enigmatic
Options:
1)  Obvious
2)  Mysterious
3)  Plain
4)  Known
Correct Answer: Mysterious
 

QID : 206 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Declension
Options:
1)  Decay
2)  Decision
3)  Improvement
4)  Increase
Correct Answer: Decay
 

QID : 207 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Fritter
Options:
1)  Blow
2)  Dwindle
3)  Dissipate
4)  Save
Correct Answer: Save
 

QID : 208 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Melancholy
Options:
1)  Destroyed
2)  Moody
3)  Low
4)  Cheerful
Correct Answer: Cheerful
 

QID : 209 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

The ideology of
P : modern economics suggests that
Q : enhanced satisfaction and well-being
R : material progress has yielded
Options:
1)  PQR
2)  RQP
3)  PRQ
4)  RPQ
Correct Answer: PRQ
 

QID : 210 - 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 threw me into a ditch.
Options:
1)  I was threw.
2)  I am threw by her into a ditch.
3)  I was thrown into a ditch by her.
4)  I was thrown into a ditch.
Correct Answer: I was thrown into a ditch by her.
 

QID : 211 - 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.

“Be silent” I said to them.
Options:
1)  I told them to be silent.
2)  I told them of being silent.
3)  I said them to be silent.
4)  Be silent, he said to them.
Correct Answer: I told them to be silent.

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QID : 212 - 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)  Surgent
2)  Sergant
3)  Sergeant
4)  Sergent
Correct Answer: Sergeant
 

QID : 213 - 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.

Although it has been felt necessary to devote much space to ________ attempt to find principles that may be said to be at the basis ________ the art of all nations, the executive side of the question has not been neglected. And it is hoped that the __________ method for the study of drawing from the two opposite points of view of line and mass here advocated may be useful, and help students to avoid some of the _____________ that results from attempting simultaneously the study of these ______________ qualities of form expression.

much space to ________ attempt to find principles
Options:
1)  an
2)  a
3)  it
4)  once
Correct Answer: an
 

QID : 214 - 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.

Although it has been felt necessary to devote much space to ________ attempt to find principles that may be said to be at the basis ________ the art of all nations, the executive side of the question has not been neglected. And it is hoped that the __________ method for the study of drawing from the two opposite points of view of line and mass here advocated may be useful, and help students to avoid some of the _____________ that results from attempting simultaneously the study of these ______________ qualities of form expression.

at the basis ________ the art of all nations,
Options:
1)  of
2)  off
3)  for
4)  from
Correct Answer: of
 

QID : 215 - 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.

Although it has been felt necessary to devote much space to ________ attempt to find principles that may be said to be at the basis ________ the art of all nations, the executive side of the question has not been neglected. And it is hoped that the __________ method for the study of drawing from the two opposite points of view of line and mass here advocated may be useful, and help students to avoid some of the _____________ that results from attempting simultaneously the study of these ______________ qualities of form expression.

And it is hoped that the __________ method for the study
Options:
1)  logic
2)  logics
3)  logical
4)  logically
Correct Answer: logical
 

QID : 216 - 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.

Although it has been felt necessary to devote much space to ________ attempt to find principles that may be said to be at the basis ________ the art of all nations, the executive side of the question has not been neglected. And it is hoped that the __________ method for the study of drawing from the two opposite points of view of line and mass here advocated may be useful, and help students to avoid some of the _____________ that results from attempting simultaneously the study of these ______________ qualities of form expression.

avoid some of the _____________ that results
Options:
1)  confuse
2)  confusing
3)  confused
4)  confusion
Correct Answer: confusion
 

QID : 217 - 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.

Although it has been felt necessary to devote much space to ________ attempt to find principles that may be said to be at the basis ________ the art of all nations, the executive side of the question has not been neglected. And it is hoped that the __________ method for the study of drawing from the two opposite points of view of line and mass here advocated may be useful, and help students to avoid some of the _____________ that results from attempting simultaneously the study of these ______________ qualities of form expression.

study of these ______________ qualities of form expression.
Options:
1)  difference
2)  different
3)  differences
4)  differently
Correct Answer: different
 

QID : 218 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Bite off more than you can chew
Options:
1)  A voracious person who eats with big morsels.
2)  It is not good manners to hog food when you are in a social setting.
3)  A commitment is a commitment irrespective of whether you can do it or not.
4)  Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil.
Correct Answer: Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil.
 

QID : 219 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A fool's paradise
Options:
1)  An average person appears smart in company of fools.
2)  A state of happiness based on a person's not knowing about potential trouble.
3)  A paradise is ruined when fools enter it.
4)  Pretending that everything is going fine when actually all is being lost.
Correct Answer: A state of happiness based on a person's not knowing about potential trouble.
 

QID : 220 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

The clandestine copying and distribution of literature banned by the state
Options:
1)  Wanton
2)  Brazen
3)  Flagrant
4)  Samizdat
Correct Answer: Samizdat
 

QID : 221 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence
Options:
1)  Verification
2)  Substantiation
3)  Speculation
4)  Attestation
Correct Answer: Speculation
 

QID : 222 - 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".

People (have got so addict) to their virtual life that they forget there is more to life than just sitting in front of a plastic box.
Options:
1)  have got so addicting
2)  has got so addicted
3)  have got so addicted
4)  no improvement
Correct Answer: have got so addicted
 

QID : 223 - 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".

During the last decade the typewriters (had give) way to the computers.
Options:
1)  have gave
2)  is giving
3)  have given
4)  no improvement
Correct Answer: have given
 

QID : 224 - 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.

Leaders usher
A-creates a natural tension
B-in organisational change, which
C-as the status quo fights back
Options:
1)  ACB
2)  ABC
3)  BAC
4)  CBA
Correct Answer: BAC
 

QID : 225 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Options:
1)  effuzively
2)  effusively
3)  efusively
4)  efuzively
Correct Answer: effusively

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