SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 20 March 2018" Afternoon Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 20 March 2018"

Afternoon 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'.

Mere adoption of a new technology (1)/ may not be enough to addressing (2)/ India’s urban challenges. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

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'.

Neanderthals used fire to create wooden tools (1)/ for hunting and forage 170,000 years ago (2)/ according to the ancient charred sticks found in Tuscany. (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.

I believe that I ______ got no right.

Options:

1) have
2) has
3) did
4) am

Correct Answer: have

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.

If I ______ you, I would buy this mobile phone.

Options:

1) was
2) had been
3) were
4) am

Correct Answer: were

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

Cavort

Options:

1) Work
2) Frolic
3) Malicious
4) Calculated

Correct Answer: Frolic

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

Disavowal

Options:

1) Allow
2) Reject
3) Fracture
4) Disregard

Correct Answer: Reject

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

Contrite

Options:

1) Sorrowful
2) Shameless
3) Sorry
4) Guilty

Correct Answer: Shameless

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

Languid

Options:

1) Faint
2) Indifferent
3) Lazy
4) Animated

Correct Answer: Animated

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

Deforestation, land clearance and use

P : of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
Q : of fossil fuels causes soaring
R : which are responsible for global warming

Options:

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

Correct Answer: QPR

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.

A hunter whipped the bear.

Options:

1) The bear received whipping by a hunter.
2) The bear whipped by a hunter.
3) The bear is whip by a hunter.
4) The bear was whipped by a hunter.

Correct Answer: The bear was whipped by a hunter.

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.

She responds, “I don’t eat meat at all.”

Options:

1) She responds that she does not eat meat at all.
2) She said she doesn’t eat meat.
3) She responds that she don’t eat meat.
4) She didn’t eat meat at all.

Correct Answer: She responds that she does not eat meat at all.

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) Pereceivee
2) Perceive
3) Perceeve
4) Percieve

Correct Answer: Perceive

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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.

According to some philosophers, thinking philosophically is not the same as thinking ______________. Philosophers have a passionate ___________ for analytical thinking. On the other hand, most ordinary people do ___________ have a passionate curiosity when it comes to thinking. What they want is to think logically and arrive at a solution. __________ this sense, you do not have to be a philosopher to think philosophically. However, _____________ you are grappling with a problem of great magnitude, you have to think philosophically.

same as thinking ______________. Philosophers

Options:

1) logical
2) logic
3) logician
4) logically

Correct Answer: logically

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.

According to some philosophers, thinking philosophically is not the same as thinking ______________. Philosophers have a passionate ___________ for analytical thinking. On the other hand, most ordinary people do ___________ have a passionate curiosity when it comes to thinking. What they want is to think logically and arrive at a solution. __________ this sense, you do not have to be a philosopher to think philosophically. However, _____________ you are grappling with a problem of great magnitude, you have to think philosophically.

have a passionate ___________ for analytical thinking.

Options:

1) curios
2) curiosity
3) curiosities
4) curiousness

Correct Answer: curiosity

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.

According to some philosophers, thinking philosophically is not the same as thinking ______________. Philosophers have a passionate ___________ for analytical thinking. On the other hand, most ordinary people do ___________ have a passionate curiosity when it comes to thinking. What they want is to think logically and arrive at a solution. __________ this sense, you do not have to be a philosopher to think philosophically. However, _____________ you are grappling with a problem of great magnitude, you have to think philosophically.

ordinary people do ___________ have a passionate curiosity

Options:

1) no
2) nor
3) not
4) none

Correct Answer: not

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.

According to some philosophers, thinking philosophically is not the same as thinking ______________. Philosophers have a passionate ___________ for analytical thinking. On the other hand, most ordinary people do ___________ have a passionate curiosity when it comes to thinking. What they want is to think logically and arrive at a solution. __________ this sense, you do not have to be a philosopher to think philosophically. However, _____________ you are grappling with a problem of great magnitude, you have to think philosophically.

arrive at a solution. __________ this sense, you do

Options:

1) On
2) In
3) Into
4) Such

Correct Answer: In

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.

According to some philosophers, thinking philosophically is not the same as thinking ______________. Philosophers have a passionate ___________ for analytical thinking. On the other hand, most ordinary people do ___________ have a passionate curiosity when it comes to thinking. What they want is to think logically and arrive at a solution. __________ this sense, you do not have to be a philosopher to think philosophically. However, _____________ you are grappling with a problem of great magnitude, you have to think philosophically.

However, _____________ you are grappling

Options:

1) hence
2) if
3) so
4) then

Correct Answer: if

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

Far cry from

Options:

1) It is sad when loved ones are far away.
2) A very sad situation.
3) Very different from.
4) A person at a distance such that even shouting can not be heard.

Correct Answer: Very different from.

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

Nose around

Options:

1) If you poke your nose in others' affairs it is bound to get bloody.
2) Try to find out information about someone or something.
3) A sharp sense of smell used to its fullest.
4) A sniff of trouble is warning enough.

Correct Answer: Try to find out information about someone or something.

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

Steal or misappropriate money placed in one's trust

Options:

1) Embezzle
2) Confer
3) Accord
4) Bestow

Correct Answer: Embezzle

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

Hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking

Options:

1) Sanguine
2) Uppity
3) Valiant
4) Baulk

Correct Answer: Baulk

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".

She flew in and snatched the fire stick, and before he realised what (have happened), she was up in her tree once again.

Options:

1) had happened
2) had happen
3) had happening
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: had happened

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".

We (are struggling) to measure our success in life with some numbers.

Options:

1) is struggling
2) was struggling
3) are struggle
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

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.

All my sympathies lined

A : up for the butterfly and I
B : this damsel in distress
C : decided to be the hero for

Options:

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

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.

Options:

1) commiting
2) comitting
3) comiting
4) committing

Correct Answer: committing

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