SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 16 OCTOBER 2020" Afternoon-Shift (English Language)

 

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 16 October 2020"

Afternoon-Shift (English Language)


Q.1 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
BARREN


Option:

1. Fertile

2. Fruitful

3. Desolate

4. Bountiful

Q.2 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 
Once in a blue moon


Option:

1. An unforgettable experience

2. An incident that is scary

3. Happening only once in a lifetime

4. Happening only rarely

Q.3 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
ROWDY


Option:

1. Calm

2. Amenable

3. Boisterous

4. Charming

Q.4 In the sentence identify the segment which contains a grammatical error. 
I learnt to adapt quickly to new schools because we moved to new places quite frequent.


Option:

1. quite frequent

2. I learnt to adapt quickly

3. we moved to new places

4. to new schools

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the
alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
To close the day on a high note, we decided to spend the rest of (1)______ evening at a 100year-old
historic watering hole in downtown Juneau. We wanted to (2)______ our bear sightings and how it feels
to be in the wild. While raising a toast and reminiscing (3)______ our time in the woods, I felt
a deeper connection with nature. It was a (4)______ experience to walk for miles with no particular
reason or intention other than absorbing (5)______ solitude of the jungle, open to the sky.

SubQuestion No : 5
Q.5 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.


Option:

1. theirs

2. their

3. our

4. ours

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the
alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
To close the day on a high note, we decided to spend the rest of (1)______ evening at a 100-
year-old historic watering hole in downtown Juneau. We wanted to (2)______ our bear
sightings and how it feels to be in the wild. While raising a toast and reminiscing (3)______ our
time in the woods, I felt a deeper connection with nature. It was a (4)______ experience to walk
for miles with no particular reason or intention other than absorbing (5)______ solitude of the
jungle, open to the sky.
SubQuestion No : 6
Q.6 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2.


Option:

1. celebrate

2. celebration

3. celebrates

4. celebrated

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the
alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
To close the day on a high note, we decided to spend the rest of (1)______ evening at a 100-
year-old historic watering hole in downtown Juneau. We wanted to (2)______ our bear
sightings and how it feels to be in the wild. While raising a toast and reminiscing (3)______ our
time in the woods, I felt a deeper connection with nature. It was a (4)______ experience to walk
for miles with no particular reason or intention other than absorbing (5)______ solitude of the
jungle, open to the sky.
SubQuestion No : 7
Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3.


Option:

1. in

2. about

3. with

4. for

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the
alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
To close the day on a high note, we decided to spend the rest of (1)______ evening at a 100-
year-old historic watering hole in downtown Juneau. We wanted to (2)______ our bear
sightings and how it feels to be in the wild. While raising a toast and reminiscing (3)______ our
time in the woods, I felt a deeper connection with nature. It was a (4)______ experience to walk
for miles with no particular reason or intention other than absorbing (5)______ solitude of the
jungle, open to the sky.
SubQuestion No : 8
Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.


Option:

1. profound

2. sincere

3. dismal

4. comical

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the
alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
To close the day on a high note, we decided to spend the rest of (1)______ evening at a 100-
year-old historic watering hole in downtown Juneau. We wanted to (2)______ our bear
sightings and how it feels to be in the wild. While raising a toast and reminiscing (3)______ our
time in the woods, I felt a deeper connection with nature. It was a (4)______ experience to walk
for miles with no particular reason or intention other than absorbing (5)______ solitude of the
jungle, open to the sky.
SubQuestion No : 9
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.


Option:

1. the

2. a

3. much

4. some

Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given
sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No improvement’. 
Rohit Sharma have declared the best batsman of 2019.


Option:

1. had declared

2. is declaring

3. has been declared

4. No improvement

Q.11 In the sentence identify the segment which contains a grammatical error. 
The environment protection policy need to become stricter if we wish to combat climate
change.


Option:

1. combat climate change

2. need to become stricter

3. if we wish to

4. The environment protection policy

Q.12 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. 
There was a range of ______ that kept tourists engaged during the International Film Festival
in Goa.


Option:

1. employments

2. activities

3. moments

4. conversions

Q.13 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 
To leave someone in the lurch.


Option:

1. To desert someone in his difficulties

2. Constant source of annoyance to someone

3. To come to compromise with someone

4. To put someone at ease

Q.14 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Option:

1. Bunglow

2. Adulteration

3. Irritant

4. Balloon

Q.15 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. 
I had a stroke at an early age, but what I thought was a great ______ at that time changed my
life for the better.


Option:

1. setback

2. significance

3. moodiness

4. lowliness

Q.16 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives
their correct order. 
A. Some such common events that bring us happiness for a short time include passing an
exam, getting a job, going on a vacation or buying a dream house.
B. Happiness is more difficult to achieve than peace as we keep striving for it daily.
C. Peace, on the other hand, is sustainable for many years, costs less energy, and doesn't
depend on external events such as these.
D. Events that we struggle for in our daily lives to bring us happiness only come randomly,
stay for a short time and subside.


Option:

1. BCAD

2. BACD

3. ACDB

4. BDAC

Q.17 Select the word which means the same as the given group of words. 
Someone who freely gives money and help to people who need it


Option:

1. Impressionist

2. Receptionist

3. Philanthropist

4. Philologist

Q.18 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given
sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No improvement’. 
We've had a long day. We should rest now, shouldn't we?


Option:

1. haven't we

2. won't we

3. hadn’t we

4. No improvement

Q.19 Select the word which means the same as the given group of words. 
Arrangement of events or dates in the order in which they happen


Option:

1. Geology

2. Archaeology

3. Ecology

4. Chronology

Q.20 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word. 
ADMONISH


Option:

1. Applaud

2. Belittle

3. Harden

4. Attack

Q.21 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence. 
Roopa said to me, "Please accompany me to the market."


Option:

1. Roopa said please accompany me to the market.

2. Roopa is requesting me to accompany her to the market.

3. Roopa said to me that you must accompany me to the market.

4. Roopa requested me to accompany her to the market.

Q.22 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Option:

1. Distance

2. Commitment

3. Existence

4. Arguement

Q.23 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 
We are arranging an exhibition of sarees from different states of India at Dilli Haat.


Option:

1. An exhibition of sarees from different states of India will be arranged by us at Dilli Haat.

2. An exhibition of sarees from different states of India was arranged by us at Dilli Haat.

3. An exhibition of sarees from different states of India has been arranged by us at Dilli Haat.

4. An exhibition of sarees from different states of India is being arranged by us at Dilli Haat.

Q.24 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word. 
CONCEALED


Option:

1. Hidden

2. Revealed

3. Masked

4. Discussed

Q.25 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives
their correct order. 
A. He flew down, searched for her until he found her and then asked her to become his wife.
B. A hawk flying about in the sky one day decided that he would like to marry a hen whom
he often saw on earth.
C. The hawk was delighted and flew away after giving her a ring as an engagement present,
and telling her to take good care of it.
D. She at once gave her consent on the condition that he would wait until she could grow
wings like his, so that she might also fly high.


Option:

1. BADC

2. ADCB

3. BDCA

4. BCDA

 

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