SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 19 OCTOBER 2020"Morning-Shift (English Language)

 

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 19 October 2020"

Morning-Shift (English Language)


Q.1 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’. 
Over the past 20 years, there has been a constant decline in the variety of vegetables
that we eat because the native varieties are no longer available.


Option:

1. No improvement

2. is being

3. was been

4. had been

Q.2 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that
gives their correct order. 

A. You’ve probably noticed, with great disappointment, that the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as it did when it was brand new.
B. Partial charging is just fine for lithium-ion batteries and can actually have some positive benefits for cell longevity.
C. Smartphone users are forever in search of longer battery life, but unfortunately,battery capacity inevitably declines with age.
D. However, one thing you can do to prolong the life of your battery and handset ispartial charging. 


Option:

1. CDAB

2. CADB

3. ACDB

4. BADC

Q.3 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word. 
BENEVOLENT


Option:

1. Generous

2. Friendly

3. Stingy

4. Liberal

Q.4 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 
Call a spade a spade


Option:

1. Lash out unkindly at someone for no reason

2. Say things that are untrue and painful

3. Plan to attack someone with rude words

4. Say the truth about something, even if it is not pleasant

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. 
At the age of 94, Harbhajan makes barfi only on order and people come to collect the freshly
made barfi at her (1)______. The most remarkable thing is, she manages everything
(2)______ her own, from roasting the gram flour to cutting the (3)______ shaped barfis. She
believes that it is better to wear out than to rust out. Due to her hard work, she received the
best (4)______ when she was named ‘entrepreneur of the year’. This 94 year old woman
(5)______ that it’s never too late to do a start-up.
SubQuestion No : 5
Q.5 Select the most appropriate option for blank number 1.


Option:

1. residing

2. residential

3. resident

4. residence

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. 
At the age of 94, Harbhajan makes barfi only on order and people come to collect the freshly
made barfi at her (1)______. The most remarkable thing is, she manages everything
(2)______ her own, from roasting the gram flour to cutting the (3)______ shaped barfis. She
believes that it is better to wear out than to rust out. Due to her hard work, she received the
best (4)______ when she was named ‘entrepreneur of the year’. This 94 year old woman
(5)______ that it’s never too late to do a start-up.
SubQuestion No : 6
Q.6 Select the most appropriate option for blank number 2.


Option:

1. with

2. on

3. for

4. to

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. 
At the age of 94, Harbhajan makes barfi only on order and people come to collect the freshly
made barfi at her (1)______. The most remarkable thing is, she manages everything
(2)______ her own, from roasting the gram flour to cutting the (3)______ shaped barfis. She
believes that it is better to wear out than to rust out. Due to her hard work, she received the
best (4)______ when she was named ‘entrepreneur of the year’. This 94 year old woman
(5)______ that it’s never too late to do a start-up.
SubQuestion No : 7
Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank number 3.


Option:

1. perfectly

2. hardly

3. truly

4. happily

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. 
At the age of 94, Harbhajan makes barfi only on order and people come to collect the freshly
made barfi at her (1)______. The most remarkable thing is, she manages everything
(2)______ her own, from roasting the gram flour to cutting the (3)______ shaped barfis. She
believes that it is better to wear out than to rust out. Due to her hard work, she received the
best (4)______ when she was named ‘entrepreneur of the year’. This 94 year old woman
(5)______ that it’s never too late to do a start-up.
SubQuestion No : 8
Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank number 4.


Option:

1. charm

2. gratefulness

3. content

4. appreciation

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. 
At the age of 94, Harbhajan makes barfi only on order and people come to collect the freshly
made barfi at her (1)______. The most remarkable thing is, she manages everything
(2)______ her own, from roasting the gram flour to cutting the (3)______ shaped barfis. She
believes that it is better to wear out than to rust out. Due to her hard work, she received the
best (4)______ when she was named ‘entrepreneur of the year’. This 94 year old woman
(5)______ that it’s never too late to do a start-up.
SubQuestion No : 9
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank number 5.


Option:

1. has proved

2. was proved

3. had been proving

4. is proved

Q.10 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
TIMID


Option:

1. Willful

2. Shy

3. Kind

4. Strong

Q.11 In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains a grammatical error. 
The country has to struggled with the problems of child labour.


Option:

1. the problems of

2. the country has

3. child labour

4. to struggled with

Q.12 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options, pick the one that
gives their correct order. 
A. So, what exactly are we eating?
B. They found that the vegetables contained very high, toxic levels of banned
pesticides, and the pesticide levels were more than 1000 times the permissible levels.
C. And is our food giving rise to the many health problems today?
D. A survey conducted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India under the
Union Agriculture Ministry tested random samples of vegetables in markets all over
India.


Option:

1. ADCB

2. DBAC

3. ACBD

4. DACB

Q.13 In the given sentence, identify the segment which contains a grammatical error. 
The Indian cricket team was done very well this year and is ranked number one now.


Option:

1. The Indian cricket team

2. and is ranked number one now

3. this year

4. was done very well

Q.14 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. 
We found it ______ to climb further due to bad weather and decided to give up the
expedition.


Option:

1. exciting

2. boring

3. pleasant

4. impossible

Q.15 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 
Repetition of an initial sound in two or more words of a line


Option:

1. Rhyme

2. Rhythm

3. Alliteration

4. Assonance

Q.16 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Option:

1. Unsurpassable

2. Inadvertent

3. Equivalent

4. Imigration

Q.17 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence. 
Ravina asked her little brother, “Where are you going to play?”


Option:

1. Ravina asked her little brother where he would like to go to play.

2. Ravina said to her little brother where he was going to play.

3. Ravina asked her little brother where will he be going to play.

4. Ravina asked her little brother where he was going to play.

Q.18 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 
Be behind the times


Option:

1. Not be alert

2. Always dreaming

3. Be old fashioned

4. Be very old

Q.19 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 
One who examines accounts officially


Option:

1. Aviator

2. Collector

3. Radiator

4. Auditor

Q.20 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 
They are laying new telephone cables in our colony.


Option:

1. New telephone cables were being laid in our colony.

2. New telephone cables are being laid in our colony.

3. New telephone cables were laid in our colony.

4. New telephone cables will be laid in our colony.

Q.21 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Option:

1. Heavenly

2. Advisable

3. Harass

4. Disposeable

Q.22 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word. 
CONSPICUOUS


Option:

1. Distinct

2. Obscure

3. Noticeable

4. Apparent

Q.23 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. 
In ______ of the great work he is doing for economically weaker children, he has been
given a special award.


Option:

1. reward

2. resolution

3. recognition

4. award

Q.24 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’. 
Swami Vivekanand’s vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture appealed to all
those who come in contacts with him.


Option:

1. No improvement

2. which contacted

3. that comes to contact

4. who came in contact

Q.25 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
REMORSE


Option:

1. Affection

2. Indifference

3. Regret

4. Reproach

 

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