SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 15 March 2018" Morning Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 15 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 fire in the (1)/ chemistry lab was (2)/ difficult to put off. (3)/ No error (4)

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

Correct Answer: 3

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'.

Saving water and ensuring that our stocks of water (1)/ are fair distributed to everyone who needs them, (2)/ is absolutely crucial for keeping us alive. (3)/ No error (4)

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.

She ______ in a small European country.

1) nourished
2) better
3) satisfied
4) lived

Correct Answer: lived

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.

When bad things happen to good people they become ______ not worse.

1) authentic
2) unrealistic
3) better
4) ideal

Correct Answer: better

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

Glib

1) Quiet
2) Artful
3) Dull
4) Hard

Correct Answer: Artful

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

Indissoluble

1) Fundamental
2) Permanent
3) Detachment
4) Inactive

Correct Answer: Permanent

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

Hummock

1) Ridge
2) Hill
3) Upland
4) Ditch

Correct Answer: Ditch

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

Chaste

1) Proper
2) Neat
3) Corrupt
4) Controlled

Correct Answer: Corrupt

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

North India

P : needs a more holistic solution
Q : to the toxic air that residents
R : breathe at the onset of winter

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

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.

The girl is ascending the Everest.

1) The Everest is being ascended by the girl.
2) The Everest was being ascended by the girl.
3) The girl ascended the Everest.
4) The Everest ascended by the girl.

Correct Answer: The Everest is being ascended by the girl.

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.

The contractor said, “She has finished the designs.”

1) The contractor said that she had finished the designs.
2) The contractor says she had finished the designs.
3) The contractor said that she have finished the designs.
4) The contractor said that she has finished the designs.

Correct Answer: The contractor said that she had finished the designs.

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.

1) Vaccuumm
2) Vacuum
3) Vaecum
4) Wacuum

Correct Answer: Vacuum

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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.

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English, such as this book provides. ___________ exercises, in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author, will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech, and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly; for, after all, ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory, and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

can be checked __________ diligent exercises

1) by
2) to
3) at
4) so

Correct Answer: by

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.

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English, such as this book provides. ___________ exercises, in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author, will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech, and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly; for, after all, ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory, and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

this book provides. ___________ exercises,

1) This
2) These
3) That
4) Those

Correct Answer: These

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.

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English, such as this book provides. ___________ exercises, in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author, will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech, and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly; for, after all, ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory, and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

in conjunction __________ others to be found

1) between
2) midst
3) with
4) in

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.

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English, such as this book provides. ___________ exercises, in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author, will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech, and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly; for, after all, ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory, and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

after all, ___________ in the use of words

1) accurate
2) accuracy
3) accurately
4) accuratenesses

Correct Answer: accuracy

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.

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English, such as this book provides. ___________ exercises, in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author, will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech, and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly; for, after all, ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory, and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

write good English _____________ bad English.

1) so
2) such
3) as
4) like

Correct Answer: as

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

Be glad to see the back of

1) Be always welcome whenever you go back.
2) Talk bad about somebody you hate behind their back.
3) Be happy when a person leaves.
4) Feel happy that you backed off from a fruitless plan.

Correct Answer: Be happy when a person leaves.

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

Crunch time

1) A time when everything seems to go wrong.
2) A time to hit the gym do some heavy exercise.
3) A critical moment near the end of a game when decisive action is needed.
4) The capable standout during tough situations.

Correct Answer: A critical moment near the end of a game when decisive action is needed.

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

Place or insert between one thing and another

1) Oust
2) Efface
3) Purge
4) Interpose

Correct Answer: Interpose

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

Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation

1) Exemplary
2) Laudable
3) Scurrilous
4) Stellar

Correct Answer: Scurrilous

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".

No two individuals (arriving) at the same conclusions and associations.

1) will arrive
2) to arrive
3) been arrived
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: will arrive

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 bigger a group the less are the chances of an individual (get) the requisite attention when necessary.

1) getting
2) to get
3) got
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: getting

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.

I am also a

A-mother of three children in their
B-the wanderlust generation
C-twenties who belong to

1) ABC
2) CAB
3) ACB
4) BAC

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.

1) falsefication
2) falsification
3) falsifikation
4) falsefikation

Correct Answer: falsification

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