SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 16-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 16-AUG-2017 Shift-3

(English Comprehension)

QID : 276 - 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'.

He did not go (1)/ to the temple on foot (2)/ he went there by the car. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 277 - 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 ascended (1)/ to the throne (2)/ at the early age of seven. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 278 - 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.

Neha's mother was annoyed with her as she could not _____ her examination.

Options:

1) Get off
2) Get on
3) Get upon
4) Get through

Correct Answer: Get through

QID : 279 - 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.

I shall _____ her if she apologises to me for her misbehavior.

Options:

1) pardon
2) forgive
3) punish
4) reprimand

Correct Answer: forgive

QID : 280 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Ebullient

Options:

1) Deceitful
2) Insincerity
3) Enthusiastic
4) Prejudice

Correct Answer: Enthusiastic

QID : 281 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Truculent

Options:

1) Ferocious
2) Luxurious
3) Luscious
4) Delicious

Correct Answer: Ferocious

QID : 282 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Niggardly

Options:

1) Mingy
2) Inefficient
3) Generous
4) Sinful

Correct Answer: Generous

QID : 283 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Dissident

Options:

1) Alienated
2) Iconoclast
3) Divisive
4) Orthodox

Correct Answer: Orthodox

QID : 284 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

Bear the palm

Options:

1) To face the consequences
2) To meet death
3) To be able to predict future
4) To win

Correct Answer: To win

QID : 285 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

To give the devil his due

Options:

1) To punish the wrong person
2) To give credit to even a notorious person
3) To let the enemy learn the lesson on his own
4) To stand in the way of the devil

Correct Answer: To give credit to even a notorious person

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QID : 286 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

(No sooner the advertisement regarding the launch of new smart phone appeared) than there was a rush on the online website for prebooking the same.

Options:

1) No sooner the advertisement regarding the launched of new smart phone appeared
2) No sooner did the advertisement regarding the launch of new smart phone appeared
3) The advertisement regarding the launch of new smart phone was no sooner having appeared
4) No improvement

Correct Answer: No sooner did the advertisement regarding the launch of new smart phone appeared

QID : 287 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The equipment is (adapted to) cotton industries.

Options:

1) Adapted from
2) Adapted for
3) Adapted of
4) No improvement

Correct Answer: Adapted for

QID : 288 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

One who loads and uploads ships

Options:

1) Stevedore
2) Transgressor
3) Lapidist
4) Reticent

Correct Answer: Stevedore

QID : 289 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Belief or opinion contrary to what is generally accepted

Options:

1) Invocation
2) Incognito
3) Heresy
4) Mercenary

Correct Answer: Heresy

QID : 290 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) Tomorrow
2) Occurence
3) Temperature
4) Preferable

Correct Answer: Occurence

QID : 291 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) Receeding
2) Cemetery
3) Parallelogram
4) Rehearsal

Correct Answer: Receeding

QID : 292 - 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: If all the requirements of the villages are satisfied there by itself, then the peasants will usefully utilize their spare time.
Q: Let us consider the village artisans.
R: This will also provide employment to all the educated people of the villages.
S: Having discussed the problems and requirements of rural life.

Options:

1) SQPR
2) PRQS
3) QRPS
4) PSQR

Correct Answer: SQPR

QID : 293 - 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: Practical farming includes knowledge of fruit and vegetable farming.
Q: These schools need not necessarily have their own farms because the village itself will provide ample field work facilities.
R: Agriculture should be made compulsory in higher secondary schools; alternatively, the urban students can be taught town-planning, industrial planning etc.
S: Therefore, at this stage, only theoretical education for the village students would suffice.

Options:

1) QRSP
2) RPQS
3) RSPQ
4) QPRS

Correct Answer: RPQS

QID : 294 - 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.

I saw him leaving the movie theatre.

Options:

1) He was seen leaving the movie theatre by me.
2) Leaving the movie theatre he was seen by me.
3) He was seen to be leaving the movie theatre.
4) He had been seen leaving the movie theatre.

Correct Answer: He was seen leaving the movie theatre by me.

QID : 295 - 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 principal said, "Be quiet, girls."

Options:

1) The principal called the girls and ordered them to be quiet.
2) The principal commanded the girls that they be quiet.
3) The principal urged the girls to be quiet.
4) The principal said that the girls should be quiet.

Correct Answer: The principal urged the girls to be quiet.

QID : 296 - 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.

Modern man is imprisoned by his time-table and his routine. His life is all care and _____. He does not have _____ for anything but his duties and occupation for _____ money. Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed, we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

His life is all care and _____.

Options:

1) wisdom
2) success
3) worry
4) anxiety

Correct Answer: worry

QID : 297 - 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.

Modern man is imprisoned by his time-table and his routine. His life is all care and _____. He does not have _____ for anything but his duties and occupation for _____ money. Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed, we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

He does not have _____ for anything

Options:

1) resources
2) time
3) material
4) money

Correct Answer: time

QID : 298 - 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.

Modern man is imprisoned by his time-table and his routine. His life is all care and _____. He does not have _____ for anything but his duties and occupation for _____ money. Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed, we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

but his duties and occupation for _____ money.

Options:

1) making
2) minting
3) collecting
4) spending

Correct Answer: making

QID : 299 - 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.

Modern man is imprisoned by his time-table and his routine. His life is all care and _____. He does not have _____ for anything but his duties and occupation for _____ money. Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed, we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed,

Options:

1) spheres
2) streams
3) areas
4) ages

Correct Answer: ages

QID : 300 - 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.

Modern man is imprisoned by his time-table and his routine. His life is all care and _____. He does not have _____ for anything but his duties and occupation for _____ money. Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed, we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

Options:

1) infected
2) inflicted
3) accompanied
4) associate

Correct Answer: inflicted

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