SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 21 March 2018" Morning Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 21 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'.

I look up (1)/ after the blast (2)/ of light enveloped the park. (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'.

According to the Copernican principle, the Earth does not (1)/ occupy a unique position in the Universe while (2)/ implies life on other planets can be a possibility. (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.

The ______ age movies are quite popular.

Options:

1) come of
2) long
3) coming of
4) over

Correct Answer: coming of

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 love which is based on physical beauty is not ______.

Options:

1) imminent
2) deponent
3) remanent
4) permanent

Correct Answer: permanent

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

Mollify

Options:

1) Pacify
2) Agitate
3) Provoke
4) Worry

Correct Answer: Pacify

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

Importune

Options:

1) Appeal
2) Important
3) Imply
4) Purchase

Correct Answer: Appeal

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

Rotund

Options:

1) Fat
2) Broad
3) Dumpy
4) Slim

Correct Answer: Slim

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

Flamboyant

Options:

1) Glamorous
2) Modest
3) Colorful
4) Sporty

Correct Answer: Modest

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

Bringing equity

P : for the rural population should be
Q : a priority for the National Health Mission
R : in access to the doctors and medicines

Options:

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

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.

The cat caught a rat.

Options:

1) A rat has been caught by the cat.
2) A rat was caught by the cat.
3) A rat is caught by the cat.
4) A rat had been caught by the cat.

Correct Answer: A rat was caught by the cat.

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 wolf cried out to the hound, “A thought has just come into my head.”

Options:

1) The wolf cried out that a thought had just came into his head.
2) The wolf cried out to the hound that a thought had just come into his head.
3) The wolf cried out about a thought into his head to the hound.
4) The wolf told hound about a thought into his head.

Correct Answer: The wolf cried out to the hound that a thought had just come into his head.

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) Caetegory
2) Category
3) Cateigory
4) Categoury

Correct Answer: Category

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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.

Let us examine the facts in the case more ____________. First of all, language is no more ____________ a medium; it is like air to the creatures of the land or water to fishes. If it is perfectly clear and pure, we do not notice it any more than we notice pure air when the sun is shining ________ a clear sky, or the taste of pure cool water when we drink a glass __________ a hot day. Unless the sun is shining, there is no brightness; unless the water is cool, there is __________ refreshment.

in the case more ____________. First of all

Options:

1) closely
2) close
3) closed
4) closeness

Correct Answer: closely

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.

Let us examine the facts in the case more ____________. First of all, language is no more ____________ a medium; it is like air to the creatures of the land or water to fishes. If it is perfectly clear and pure, we do not notice it any more than we notice pure air when the sun is shining ________ a clear sky, or the taste of pure cool water when we drink a glass __________ a hot day. Unless the sun is shining, there is no brightness; unless the water is cool, there is __________ refreshment.

no more ____________ a medium;

Options:

1) then
2) so
3) such
4) than

Correct Answer: than

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.

Let us examine the facts in the case more ____________. First of all, language is no more ____________ a medium; it is like air to the creatures of the land or water to fishes. If it is perfectly clear and pure, we do not notice it any more than we notice pure air when the sun is shining ________ a clear sky, or the taste of pure cool water when we drink a glass __________ a hot day. Unless the sun is shining, there is no brightness; unless the water is cool, there is __________ refreshment.

sun is shining ________ a clear sky,

Options:

1) inside
2) in
3) into
4) inner

Correct Answer: in

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.

Let us examine the facts in the case more ____________. First of all, language is no more ____________ a medium; it is like air to the creatures of the land or water to fishes. If it is perfectly clear and pure, we do not notice it any more than we notice pure air when the sun is shining ________ a clear sky, or the taste of pure cool water when we drink a glass __________ a hot day. Unless the sun is shining, there is no brightness; unless the water is cool, there is __________ refreshment.

when we drink a glass __________ a hot day.

Options:

1) on
2) onto
3) of
4) for

Correct Answer: on

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.

Let us examine the facts in the case more ____________. First of all, language is no more ____________ a medium; it is like air to the creatures of the land or water to fishes. If it is perfectly clear and pure, we do not notice it any more than we notice pure air when the sun is shining ________ a clear sky, or the taste of pure cool water when we drink a glass __________ a hot day. Unless the sun is shining, there is no brightness; unless the water is cool, there is __________ refreshment.

there is __________ refreshment.

Options:

1) not
2) no
3) none
4) never

Correct Answer: no

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

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Options:

1) It is wise to have many baskets before you start collecting eggs.
2) The strength of the safe has to be in proportion to the value of goods it has to protect.
3) Have a fool proof plan before venturing on a risky mission.
4) Don't risk everything on the success of one venture.

Correct Answer: Don't risk everything on the success of one venture.

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

Let your hair down

Options:

1) Behave uninhibitedly.
2) Accept your deeds.
3) Remove the mask.
4) Feel fresh and rejuvenated.

Correct Answer: Behave uninhibitedly.

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

Senseless talk or writing

Options:

1) Astute
2) Balderdash
3) Sagacious
4) Prudent

Correct Answer: Balderdash

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

Made or done in the traditional or original way

Options:

1) Authentic
2) Effigy
3) Archetype
4) Forge

Correct Answer: Authentic

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".

At one time, the lock industry here flourished and locks (was exported) on a major scale.

Options:

1) is exported
2) were export
3) were exported
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: were exported

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 bliss of (oversleeping) cuddled up under a warm and cosy blanket is just other-worldly.

Options:

1) oversleep
2) oversleeps
3) overslept
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.

Students who

A : intricacies of learning it
B : subject know the
C : study logic as a

Options:

1) CAB
2) BCA
3) BAC
4) CBA

Correct Answer: CBA

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) scintillaters
2) scintilators
3) scintillators
4) scintilaters

Correct Answer: scintillators

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