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

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 14 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'.

Needlessly to say, (1)/ we need more (2)/ environmentalists on this planet. (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'.    

A debit card is similar to a credit card, but unlike a (1)/ credit card, the money came directly from the (2)/ user's bank account when performing a transaction. (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.

One must read the Terms and Conditions ______.
Options:
1)  committedly
2)  scrutiny
3)  merely
4)  carefully
Correct Answer: carefully
 
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.

The bees were buzzing around constantly, busy building their ______ pretty fast.
Options:
1)  hive
2)  live
3)  survive
4)  time
Correct Answer: hive
 
QID : 5 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Attenuate
Options:
1)  Weaken
2)  Expand
3)  Strengthen
4)  Intensify
Correct Answer: Weaken
 
QID : 6 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Omniscient
Options:
1)  Illiterate
2)  Arrogant
3)  All-knowing
4)  Local
Correct Answer: All-knowing

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

Brindled
Options:
1)  Tabby
2)  Spotted
3)  Stippled
4)  Unflecked
Correct Answer: Unflecked

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

Turbulence
Options:
1)  Disorder
2)  Agitation
3)  Peace
4)  Fight
Correct Answer: Peace

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

Libraries’ collections are
P : such as economic development, educational
Q : research and recreational pursuits
R : crucial for diverse purposes
Options:
1)  RPQ
2)  QPR
3)  PQR
4)  PRQ
Correct Answer: RPQ

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 found him lying on the road.
Options:
1)  She find him lying on the road.
2)  She find him on the road lying.
3)  He was found lying on the road.
4)  He is found lie on the road.
Correct Answer: He was found lying on the road.

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 her, “Is your name Anjali?”
Options:
1)  He asked her whether her name was Anjali.
2)  He inquire about her name being Anjali.
3)  He inquired to her, was not her name Anjali.
4)  He asked whether her name is not Anjali.
Correct Answer: He asked her whether her name was Anjali.

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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)  Presume
2)  Perrume
3)  Preesume
4)  Preseme
Correct Answer: Presume

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.

Consciousness resembles a stream also in other particulars. A stream is __________ unbroken whole from its source to its mouth, and an observer stationed at one point cannot see all __________ it at once. He sees but the one little section which _____________ to be passing his station point at the time. The current may look much the same from moment to moment, but the component particles which constitute the stream are _________________ changing. So it is with our thought. Its stream is continuous from birth till death, _____________ we cannot see any considerable portion of it at one time.

A stream is __________ unbroken whole from
Options:
1)  a
2)  only
3)  an
4)  that
Correct Answer: an

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.

Consciousness resembles a stream also in other particulars. A stream is __________ unbroken whole from its source to its mouth, and an observer stationed at one point cannot see all __________ it at once. He sees but the one little section which _____________ to be passing his station point at the time. The current may look much the same from moment to moment, but the component particles which constitute the stream are _________________ changing. So it is with our thought. Its stream is continuous from birth till death, _____________ we cannot see any considerable portion of it at one time.

cannot see all __________ it at once.
Options:
1)  of
2)  form
3)  for
4)  off
Correct Answer: of

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.

Consciousness resembles a stream also in other particulars. A stream is __________ unbroken whole from its source to its mouth, and an observer stationed at one point cannot see all __________ it at once. He sees but the one little section which _____________ to be passing his station point at the time. The current may look much the same from moment to moment, but the component particles which constitute the stream are _________________ changing. So it is with our thought. Its stream is continuous from birth till death, _____________ we cannot see any considerable portion of it at one time.

section which _____________ to be passing
Options:
1)  happens
2)  happen
3)  happened
4)  happening
Correct Answer: happens
Candidate Answer: happens
 
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.

Consciousness resembles a stream also in other particulars. A stream is __________ unbroken whole from its source to its mouth, and an observer stationed at one point cannot see all __________ it at once. He sees but the one little section which _____________ to be passing his station point at the time. The current may look much the same from moment to moment, but the component particles which constitute the stream are _________________ changing. So it is with our thought. Its stream is continuous from birth till death, _____________ we cannot see any considerable portion of it at one time.

the stream are _________________ changing.
Options:
1)  constantly
2)  constant
3)  constancy
4)  constants
Correct Answer: constantly

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.

Consciousness resembles a stream also in other particulars. A stream is __________ unbroken whole from its source to its mouth, and an observer stationed at one point cannot see all __________ it at once. He sees but the one little section which _____________ to be passing his station point at the time. The current may look much the same from moment to moment, but the component particles which constitute the stream are _________________ changing. So it is with our thought. Its stream is continuous from birth till death, _____________ we cannot see any considerable portion of it at one time.

birth till death, _____________ we cannot
Options:
1)  because
2)  if
3)  then
4)  but
Correct Answer: but

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

A penny for your thoughts
Options:
1)  A way of asking what someone is thinking.
2)  Another way of saying pennywise pound foolish.
3)  An idea is less worth a penny unless it is executed successfully.
4)  Willing to share a secret only at a price.
Correct Answer: A way of asking what someone is thinking.

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

All in a day's work
Options:
1)  Even in routine work one can find instances of fun.
2)  Something unusual or difficult accepted as part of someone's normal routine.
3)  A lot of work which is done in just one day.
4)  Work all day on a job that you love.
Correct Answer: Something unusual or difficult accepted as part of someone's normal routine.

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

A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems
Options:
1)  Anarchy
2)  Bridle
3)  Ascendancy
4)  Dominion
Correct Answer: Anarchy

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

A liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties
Options:
1)  Viscous
2)  Potion
3)  Dulcet
4)  Luscious
Correct Answer: Potion

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".

It must (has started) when I was eight or nine years old when the curse of cursive writing struck me.
Options:
1)  have started
2)  have start
3)  have starting
4)  no improvement
Correct Answer: have started

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".

The stove (to lit) using a match stick, each wick lit individually.
Options:
1)  were lit
2)  are lit
3)  was lit
4)  no improvement
Correct Answer: was lit

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.

Yet, corporate redundancy
A-victims and the top
B-bosses continue to stay
C-policies have the employees as the first
Options:
1)  CAB
2)  BCA
3)  BAC
4)  ACB
Correct Answer: CAB

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)  exuberantly
2)  exuberrantly
3)  exubarantly
4)  exubarrantly
Correct Answer: exuberantly

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