(Download) SSC: FCI Paper Held on 5 Feb 2012 ( Second Sitting) - English Language

Food Corporation of India

Staff Selection Commission

(Paper - 1) FCI Paper Held on 5 Feb 2012 (Second Sitting)

English Language

Directions: In question 1 to 5, sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle [] in the Answer-Sheet.

1. That hardly courts, ________

(a) does it?
(b) doesn’t it?
(c) do it?
(d) don’t it

2. There aren’t ______ mountains in the part of the country?

(a) much
(b) many
(c) more
(d) less

3. An optimist thinks that all _____ well with the world.

(a) shall
(b) will be
(c) is
(d) was

4. Only people who are afraid to sign their names, send ______ letters.

(a) unanimous
(b) anonymous
(c) official
(d) informal

5. The examination will begin _________ Monday.

(a) from
(b) in
(c) at
(d) on

Directions: In questions 6 to 10, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best express the meaning of the given word and mark in the Answer-Sheet.

6. Novice

(a) beginner
(b) virtuous
(c) trainer
(d) learner

7. Adversary

(a) poverty
(b) contestant
(c) opponent
(d) antagonistic

8. Dishonour

(a) Infamy
(b) Glory
(c) Uncouth
(d) Wicked

9. Erudite

(a) scholarly
(b) friendly
(c) miserly
(d) lovely

10. Idea

(a) comprehension
(b) notion
(c) emotion
(d) gist

Directions: In questions 11 to 15, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

11. Obvious

(a) simple
(b) clear
(c) difficult
(d) vague

12. Implicit

(a) explicit
(b) implied
(c) explained
(d) exquisite

13. Capture

(a) catch
(b) detain
(c) liberate
(d) stop

14. Repulsive

(a) attractive
(b) offensive
(c) defensive
(d) pensive

15. Misery

(a) sorry
(b) careless
(c) joy
(d) content

Directions: In questions 16 to 20, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

16. to play havoc with

(a) to ruin
(b) to alter
(c) to swallow
(d) to affect

17. herculean task

(a) an easy puzzle
(b) a good contest
(c) a difficult thing
(d) a hurried job

18. a red letter day

(a) an unimportant day
(b) a festival occasion
(c) an important day
(d) an insignificant occasion

19. a bone of contention

(a) a matter of dispute
(b) a settled quarrel
(c) food for thought
(d) competition

20. To give currency

(a) To make publicly known
(b) To misinterpret
(c) To bestow importance
(d) To originate