Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 10-08-2017 English Comprehension (Shift-3)

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Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 10-08-2017 (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'. 

Little knowledge of playing volleyball (1)/ that she possessed proved to be (2)/helpful at the time of inaugural match. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
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'. 

I had not completed my English homework (1)/ so I thought I was done with when the (2)/ teacher asked me to hand it in. (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. 

Keith has _____ with a failure in English examination thrice.
Options:
1) caught
2) gone
3) got
4) met
Correct Answer: met
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. 

The manager was _____ an explanation of his conduct.
Options:
1) called for
2) called off
3) called to
4) called up
Correct Answer: called for 

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

Eloquent
Options:
1) Fluent
2) Ignorant
3) Rude
4) Significant
Correct Answer: Fluent
QID : 281 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

Nefarious
Options:
1) Iniquitous
2) Purposeful
3) Suspicious
4) Virtuous
Correct Answer: Iniquitous
QID : 282 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Ensconce
Options:
1) Establish
2) Impudence
3) Request
4) Unveil
Correct Answer: Unveil
QID : 283 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Lugubrious
Options:
1) Clumsy
2) Lucid
3) Optimistic
4) Sinister
Correct Answer: Optimistic
QID : 284 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

Ended in a fiasco
Options:
1) A complete failure
2) A successful event
3) Changed one completely
4) Twisted around
Correct Answer: A complete failure
QID : 285 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Sow wild oats
Options:
1) To make someone fool
2) To make space to red
3) To take revenge
4) To waste time by doing foolish things
Correct Answer: To waste time by doing foolish things
QID : 286 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

He has painted that picture so often that he can do it with his (eyes closed).
Options:
1) arms full
2) eyes opened
3) mind blank
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: No improvement
QID : 287 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

If you talk to her nicely, she will probably (allow you) her notes.
Options:
1) allow that you have
2) let you have
3) let you to have
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: let you have
QID : 288 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

Easily duped or fooled
Options:
1) Bigot
2) Gullible
3) Ridicule
4) Venerable
Correct Answer: Gullible
QID : 289 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

Atonement for one's sins
Options:
1) Elite
2) Ignoramus
3) Incendiary
4) Repentance
Correct Answer: Repentance
QID : 290 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Usable
2) Defense
3) Inventor
4) Annaul
Correct Answer: Annaul
QID : 291 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Changeable
2) Inedible
3) Tracable
4) Valuable
Correct Answer: Tracable
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- It would be better to speak of uniformities of nature.
Q- Law of nature are not commands but statements of facts.
R- This would do away with elementary fallacy that a law implies a law given.
S- The use of the word law in this context is rather unfortunate.
Options:
1) QSRP
2) SQRP
3) QSPR
4) SQPR
Correct Answer: QSPR
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- When the game of life is finally over there is no second chance to correct our errors.
Q- Time is the greater equalizer of all mankind. 
R- Time offers opportunity but demands a sense of regard.
S- It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard of either.
Options:
1) QSRP
2) RSQP
3) PQRS
4) RSPQ
Correct Answer: QSRP
QID : 294 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice. 

He saw him conducting the seminar on personality development.
Options:
1) He was seen by me to conduct the seminar on personality development.
2) He was seen conducting the seminar on personality development.
3) He saw the seminar on personality development being conducted by him.
4) He saw the seminar on personality development to be conducted by him.
Correct Answer: He saw the seminar on personality development being conducted by him.
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. 

Rashmi said to me, "Where is the telephone exchange"?
Options:
1) Rashmi asked me that where the telephone exchange was.
2) Rashmi asked me where the telephone exchange was.
3) Rashmi asked me where was the telephone exchange.
4) Rashmi wanted to know where the telephone exchange was.
Correct Answer: Rashmi asked me where the telephone exchange was.
QID : 296 - In the following questions, 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. 

Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether the government or non government organisation. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.

Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people
Options:
1) havoc
2) poison
3) pollutant
4) grassroot
Correct Answer: poison
QID : 297 - In the following questions, 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. 

Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether the government or non government organisation. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.

of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment
Options:
1) country
2) world
3) universe
4) company
Correct Answer: country
QID : 298 - In the following questions, 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. 

Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether the government or non government organisation. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.

public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish.
Options:
1) fruitful
2) wishful
3) favourite
4) unfair
Correct Answer: unfair
QID : 299 - In the following questions, 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. 

Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether the government or non government organisation. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.

wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether
Options:
1) position
2) growth
3) status
4) symbol
Correct Answer: position
QID : 300 - In the following questions, 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. 

Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether the government or non government organisation. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.

nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.
Options:
1) emotionally
2) scientifically
3) manually
4) economically
Correct Answer: economically