SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 16-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 16-AUG-2017 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)

QID : 76 - 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 am vexed at him (1)/ for what all he has (2)/ done for him till date. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 1

QID : 77 - 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'.

The Manager warned his team members (1)/ that if they persist in their (2)/ obstructionist attitude they would be punished. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 78 - 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.

Both taciturn and _____ , Daniel seldom spoke and never spent money.

Options:

1) wary
2) cheap
3) discreet
4) miserly

Correct Answer: miserly

QID : 79 - 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.

He was too _____ to make a statement before the Boss.

Options:

1) shy
2) tired
3) timid
4) coward

Correct Answer: timid

QID : 80 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Reiterate

Options:

1) Abuse
2) Pretend
3) Detest
4) Repeat

Correct Answer: Repeat

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QID : 81 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Nincompoop

Options:

1) Wise
2) Fool
3) Lover
4) Companion

Correct Answer: Fool

QID : 82 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Pellucid

Options:

1) Torpid
2) Explicit
3) Murky
4) Limpid

Correct Answer: Murky

QID : 83 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Adamant

Options:

1) Rigid
2) Flexible
3) Fixed
4) Unshakable

Correct Answer: Flexible

QID : 84 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

To wrangle over an ass's shadow

Options:

1) To waste money over trifles
2) To punish a person severely for his arrogance
3) To quarrel over trifles
4) To keep away from extreme poverty

Correct Answer: To quarrel over trifles

QID : 85 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

Make one's flesh creep

Options:

1) To confuse someone
2) To flatter someone
3) To abuse someone
4) To frighten someone

Correct Answer: To frighten someone

QID : 86 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Father (would have been appreciated) your efforts if you had informed him.

Options:

1) would be appreciated
2) would have appreciated
3) should have been appreciated
4) No improvement

Correct Answer: would have appreciated

QID : 87 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Neha was (surprised by) her result.

Options:

1) surprised to
2) surprised from
3) surprised at
4) No improvement

Correct Answer: surprised at

QID : 88 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Study of tumors

Options:

1) Oenology
2) Oncology
3) Phrenology
4) Upology

Correct Answer: Oncology

QID : 89 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

The highest point

Options:

1) Tempest
2) Outpost
3) Archive
4) Zenith

Correct Answer: Zenith

QID : 90 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) Literary
2) Leakeage
3) Laudable
4) Loafer

Correct Answer: Leakeage

QID : 91 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) Anasthetic
2) Obliterate
3) Concurrence
4) Blithesome

Correct Answer: Anasthetic

QID : 92 - 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.

P: Yet making loans to poor people is hardly a Poverty cure.
Q: Segmenting the industry, might be worth while if it allows more of the poor to get access to credit.
R: Multinational corporations could take the top microfinance institutions to the next level, and the remainder could take the responsibility of development groups and regional banks.
S: Property rights and the role of law matter too.

Options:

1) PRQS
2) QRPS
3) SPQR
4) RSPQ

Correct Answer: QRPS

QID : 93 - 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.

P: But the scenario has quite changed now-a-days by allocating a special budget of funds for security.
Q: In the last ten years, budget towards the development of military forces is higher when compared to others.
R: India earlier days gave more importance to the development of industry and less importance to other departments.
S: This is because of the frightening increase in terrorism all around the world especially emerging after the 9/11 terror attack in U.S.

Options:

1) PRQS
2) SPQR
3) QSPR
4) RPSQ

Correct Answer: RPSQ

QID : 94 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

One should keep one's word.

Options:

1) A word should be kept.
2) A word should be keeping.
3) One's word has to be kept.
4) One's word should be kept by us.

Correct Answer: A word should be kept.

QID : 95 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

The old man said, "Thanks I shall never forget this kindness, Ankit."

Options:

1) The old man applauded Ankit for his kindness and he shall never forget Ankit.
2) The old man thanked Ankit and assured him that he would never forget his kindness.
3) Ankit was being thanked by the old man for his kindness towards an old man.
4) The old man said thank you to Ankit for his kindness.

Correct Answer: The old man thanked Ankit and assured him that he would never forget his kindness.

QID : 96 - 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.

National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a _____ that bends together all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole.

Options:

1) segregating
2) combining
3) residing
4) complying

Correct Answer: combining

QID : 97 - 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.

National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a _____ that bends together all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

It is a _____ that binds together

Options:

1) sentiment
2) resources
3) essentials
4) finances

Correct Answer: sentiment

QID : 98 - 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.

National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a _____ that bends together all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history

Options:

1) real
2) common
3) nominal
4) similar

Correct Answer: common

QID : 99 - 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.

National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a _____ that bends together all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people

Options:

1) weakening
2) natural
3) strong
4) settled

Correct Answer: strong

QID : 100 - 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.

National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a _____ that bends together all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

Options:

1) separately
2) jointly
3) happily
4) together

Correct Answer: together

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