SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 8 March 2018" Afternoon Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 8 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'.

She has (1)/ reduced her (2)/ consumption to considerably. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

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'.

Liquid water cannot exist on the surface of Mars as to low (1)/ atmospheric pressure, which is less than 1% of Earth's, (2)/ except at the lowest elevations for short periods. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 1

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.

That is ______ cars I know.

Options:

1) the worst
2) worst
3) mostly worst
4) one of the worst

Correct Answer: one of the worst

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 ______ of many archaic and dilatory procedures have proved to be extremely damaging to our governance and society.

Options:

1) caution
2) translation
3) imposition
4) revolution

Correct Answer: imposition

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

Curtail

Options:

1) Prolong
2) Downsize
3) Lengthen
4) Extend

Correct Answer: Downsize

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

Inference

Options:

1) Beginning
2) Conclusion
3) Preparation
4) Discovery

Correct Answer: Conclusion

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

Consensus

Options:

1) Accord
2) Discord
3) Consent
4) Unity

Correct Answer: Discord

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

Mould

Options:

1) Genuine
2) Shape
3) Slice
4) Sculpt

Correct Answer: Genuine

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

In developing countries today

P : urban health conditions
Q : than rural health conditions
R : seem to be better

Options:

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

Correct Answer: PRQ

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 workers are building the house.

Options:

1) The house was being built by the workers.
2) The house was built by the workers.
3) The house is built by the workers.
4) The house is being built by the workers.

Correct Answer: The house is being built by the workers.

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.

Sneha said to Arjun, “Go away.”

Options:

1) Sneha ordered Arjun to go away.
2) Sneha asked Arjun that he should go away.
3) Sneha say to Arjun to go away.
4) Sneha inquired Arjun to go away.

Correct Answer: Sneha ordered Arjun to go away.

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) Aggrression
2) Aggrresion
3) Aggression
4) Agrresson

Correct Answer: Aggression

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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.

When the kerosene burned, the fuel in the tank below would be __________ pressure, and __________ a small circular flame would appear in the burner. The valve had to be opened to let more kerosene vapour to the burner and pumping resumed. With the increase in pressure, the burner flame would spread _________ a loud noise. To lower the flame, the valve had to be _________ opened to reduce the pressure and then tightened until the desired flame size was achieved. _________ you wanted the flame to be bigger, you had to hit the piston again. Pump stoves are still in vogue.
below would be __________ pressure

Options:

1) inside
2) into
3) about
4) under

Correct Answer: under

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.

When the kerosene burned, the fuel in the tank below would be __________ pressure, and __________ a small circular flame would appear in the burner. The valve had to be opened to let more kerosene vapour to the burner and pumping resumed. With the increase in pressure, the burner flame would spread _________ a loud noise. To lower the flame, the valve had to be _________ opened to reduce the pressure and then tightened until the desired flame size was achieved. _________ you wanted the flame to be bigger, you had to hit the piston again. Pump stoves are still in vogue.
and __________ a small circular flame

Options:

1) slow
2) slowly
3) slower
4) slowest

Correct Answer: slowly

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.
When the kerosene burned, the fuel in the tank below would be __________ pressure, and __________ a small circular flame would appear in the burner. The valve had to be opened to let more kerosene vapour to the burner and pumping resumed. With the increase in pressure, the burner flame would spread _________ a loud noise. To lower the flame, the valve had to be _________ opened to reduce the pressure and then tightened until the desired flame size was achieved. _________ you wanted the flame to be bigger, you had to hit the piston again. Pump stoves are still in vogue.
would spread _________ a loud noise.

Options:

1) within
2) with
3) at
4) during

Correct Answer: with

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.

When the kerosene burned, the fuel in the tank below would be __________ pressure, and __________ a small circular flame would appear in the burner. The valve had to be opened to let more kerosene vapour to the burner and pumping resumed. With the increase in pressure, the burner flame would spread _________ a loud noise. To lower the flame, the valve had to be _________ opened to reduce the pressure and then tightened until the desired flame size was achieved. _________ you wanted the flame to be bigger, you had to hit the piston again. Pump stoves are still in vogue.
had to be _________ opened to reduce

Options:

1) partly
2) some
3) none
4) everything

Correct Answer: partly

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.
When the kerosene burned, the fuel in the tank below would be __________ pressure, and __________ a small circular flame would appear in the burner. The valve had to be opened to let more kerosene vapour to the burner and pumping resumed. With the increase in pressure, the burner flame would spread _________ a loud noise. To lower the flame, the valve had to be _________ opened to reduce the pressure and then tightened until the desired flame size was achieved. _________ you wanted the flame to be bigger, you had to hit the piston again. Pump stoves are still in vogue.
was achieved. _________ you wanted the flame

Options:

1) If
2) Nor
3) So
4) Thus

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.

A bone of contention

Options:

1) The only part to which two arguing parties agree.
2) An issue over which there is continuing disagreement.
3) A very expensive inherited property.
4) To be happy with only a few things.

Correct Answer: An issue over which there is continuing disagreement.

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

Zip your lip

Options:

1) Keep quiet about something.
2) To talk fast.
3) To not think before speaking.
4) The silence before a storm.

Correct Answer: Keep quiet about something.

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

A military or political group that rules a country after taking power by force

Options:

1) Junta
2) Suffrage
3) Emancipation
4) Egalitarianism

Correct Answer: Junta

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

A person who lives outside his native country

Options:

1) Indigenous
2) Natal
3) Expatriate
4) Intrinsic

Correct Answer: Expatriate

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 the micro level, the dialectical process of development in India (has now heading) towards another direction.

Options:

1) had now heading
2) now heading
3) is now heading
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: is now heading

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".

I wondered what one would have thought some 40 years ago if you (had said) you could heat liquid using a plastic container.

Options:

1) having said
2) had say
3) have saying
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.

Cars were owned by

A-only a privileged few and
B-my class of society was
C-as yet untouched by it

Options:

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

Correct Answer: ABC

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) arogance
2) arroganse
3) aroganse
4) arrogance

Correct Answer: arrogance

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