SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 21 OCTOBER 2020"Afternoon-Shift (English Language)

 

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 21 October 2020"

Afternoon-Shift (English Language)


Q.1 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Option:

1. Pnemonia

2. Deviation

3. Miscellaneous

4. Preamble

Q.2 Select the word that means the same as the given group of words. 
A person weak and disabled by illness


Option:

1. Athlete

2. Invalid

3. Activist

4. Petitioner

Q.3 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
The police used tear gas to ______ the crowd.


Option:

1. attack

2. disburse

3. collect

4. disperse

Q.4 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 
Take something with a pinch of salt


Option:

1. To think of oneself as always right

2. To consider everyone a liar

3. To believe only part of something

4. To take long to understand what is being said

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. 
All her life Ms. Foster had a great fear of missing a train, a plane, a boat or (1)______ a theatre
curtain. In other respects, she was not a (2)______ nervous woman. But the mere thought of
(3)______ on occasions like these would throw her (4)______ such a nervous state that a tiny
muscle in the corner of her left eye would (5)______ twitch .This would disappear once she
had boarded the plane etc.
SubQuestion No : 5
Q.5 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.


Option:

1. hardly

2. even

3. extremely

4. quite

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. 
All her life Ms. Foster had a great fear of missing a train, a plane, a boat or (1)______ a theatre
curtain. In other respects, she was not a (2)______ nervous woman. But the mere thought of
(3)______ on occasions like these would throw her (4)______ such a nervous state that a tiny
muscle in the corner of her left eye would (5)______ twitch .This would disappear once she
had boarded the plane etc.
SubQuestion No : 6
Q.6 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2.


Option:

1. particularly

2. usual

3. general

4. particular

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. 
All her life Ms. Foster had a great fear of missing a train, a plane, a boat or (1)______ a theatre
curtain. In other respects, she was not a (2)______ nervous woman. But the mere thought of
(3)______ on occasions like these would throw her (4)______ such a nervous state that a tiny
muscle in the corner of her left eye would (5)______ twitch .This would disappear once she
had boarded the plane etc.
SubQuestion No : 7
Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3.


Option:

1. being late

2. be later

3. be late

4. being later

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. 
All her life Ms. Foster had a great fear of missing a train, a plane, a boat or (1)______ a theatre
curtain. In other respects, she was not a (2)______ nervous woman. But the mere thought of
(3)______ on occasions like these would throw her (4)______ such a nervous state that a tiny
muscle in the corner of her left eye would (5)______ twitch .This would disappear once she
had boarded the plane etc.
SubQuestion No : 8
Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.


Option:

1. away

2. into

3. up

4. in

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. 
All her life Ms. Foster had a great fear of missing a train, a plane, a boat or (1)______ a theatre
curtain. In other respects, she was not a (2)______ nervous woman. But the mere thought of
(3)______ on occasions like these would throw her (4)______ such a nervous state that a tiny
muscle in the corner of her left eye would (5)______ twitch .This would disappear once she
had boarded the plane etc.
SubQuestion No : 9
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.


Option:

1. begun over

2. begun to

3. begin to

4. begin over

Q.10 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. 
Ritu is an ______ reader. I always find her with a book.


Option:

1. irritated

2. avid

3. inattentive

4. erratic

Q.11 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’. 
For the last two years Shwetahas being diligently working with Rohingya refugees to create
colourful table mats using their local weaving techniques.


Option:

1. have been

2. have being

3. No improvement

4. has been

Q.12 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order. 
A. Finally, she takes the decision to go searching for livelihood in the nearby town.
B. They are: Lakua and his wife, Nathuni.
C. The latter, burdened with a paralytic husband and two children, battles to survive.
D. The film ‘Wayfarers’ narrates the journey of a poor couple in Jharkhand.


Option:

1. DBCA

2. DBAC

3. CDAB

4. BACD

Q.13 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. 
You must make a choice immediately because there is few time left.


Option:

1. a choice immediately

2. because there is

3. few time left

4. You must make

Q.14 Select the word that means the same as the given group of words. 
Happening every two years


Option:

1. Biannual

2. Biennial

3. Centennial

4. Triennial

Q.15 Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word. 
PROLIFIC


Option:

1. Unproductive

2. Abundant

3. Several

4. Rich

Q.16 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’. 
The Delhi Birla International Schoolalumnus occupy leading positions in different areas of
profession and service.


Option:

1. alumni occupy

2. alumnus occupying

3. alumnus occupies

4. No improvement

Q.17 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 
Full of sound and fury


Option:

1. An angry and unruly mob

2. Someone who gets angry very quickly

3. Merely loud and angry words but ineffective

4. A fiery and effective speaker

Q.18 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order. 
A. The Emperor would view the comic acts from the jharokha, a special window of his palace.
B. On the festival of Holi, the Emperor was entertained with mimicry, impersonation and play-acting.
C. Bahadur Shah Jafar’s life and times are described in a book called ‘City of my heart.’
D. Finally, the most talented of the performers would be generously awarded by the king.


Option:

1. ADBC

2. CBAD

3. DACB

4. CDBA

Q.19 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. 
Chhattisgarh organised the first ever ‘All India Folk Dance Festival’ in January 2020.


Option:

1. The first ever ‘All India Folk Dance Festival’ was organised by the Chhattisgarh State in January 2020.

2. The first ever ‘All India Folk Dance Festival’ was being organised by the Chhattisgarh State in January 2020.

3. The first ever ‘All India Folk Dance Festival’ had been organised by the Chhattisgarh State in January 2020.

4. The first ever ‘All India Folk Dance Festival’ will be organised by the Chhattisgarh State in January 2020.

Q.20 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
PEDIGREE


Option:

1. Forbidden

2. Illegitimate

3. Lineage

4. Mongrel

Q.21 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. 
Subhash Gidwani is selling dolls, which are type of Madhya Pradesh’s village culture, at the
Annual Dastakar Bazaar, held in January every year in Delhi.


Option:

1. which are type of Madhya Pradesh’s village culture

2. held in January every year in Delhi

3. Subhash Gidwani is selling dolls

4. in the annual Dastakar Bazaar

Q.22 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word. 
CONGENIAL


Option:

1. Compatible

2. Bombastic

3. Aloof

4. Servile

Q.23 Select the correct indirect form of given sentence. 
The foreigner said to the farmer, “Can you tell me the way to the nearest hotel?”


Option:

1. The foreigner exclaimed with the farmer if he could tell him the way to the nearest hotel.

2. The foreigner suggested the farmer if he could tell him the way to the nearest hotel.

3. The foreigner enquired of the farmer if he could tell him the way to the nearest hotel.

4. The foreigner told the farmer if he could tell him the way to the nearest hotel.

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


Option:

1. Orator

2. Peace-maker

3. Warmonger

4. Nihilist

Q.25 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Option:

1. Expanse

2. Resultant

3. Constraint

4. Conscentious

 

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