SSC CGL Exam Paper : Held on 21-08-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

Exam Paper SSC CGL - 2017


(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'.

A slow smile worked (1)/ its way cross his (2)/ face and into his eyes. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

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'.

His expression gave no (1)/ clue of what was going (2)/ on among his head. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

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.

After being given _________ warnings for disrupting class, Thomas was finally sent to the principal's office.

Options:

1) singular
2) lone
3) numerous
4) unique

Correct Answer: numerous

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.

The __________ "pretty ugly" implies that a person can be both attractive and unattractive at the same time.

Options:

1) simile
2) metaphor
3) alliteration
4) oxymoron

Correct Answer: oxymoron

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

Cynicism

Options:

1) Conviction
2) Bitterness
3) Credence
4) Intuetion

Correct Answer: Bitterness

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

Pinnacle

Options:

1) Culmination
2) Nadir
3) Nethermost
4) Basal

Correct Answer: Culmination

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

Befuddle

Options:

1) Baffle
2) Daze
3) Fluster
4) Explicate

Correct Answer: Explicate

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

Supplant

Options:

1) Supersede
2) Surrender
3) Usurp
4) Oust

Correct Answer: Surrender

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

Get the message

Options:

1) Understand what is implied by a remark or action
2) Communicate using a secret language
3) Find it difficult to understand a different language
4) Fire someone from a job

Correct Answer: Understand what is implied by a remark or action

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

Keep at bay

Options:

1) Keep your problems to yourselves
2) to control something and prevent it from causing you problems
3) Not share a secret
4) Maintain a long distance relationship

Correct Answer: to control something and prevent it from causing you problems

QID : 86 - 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".

Tom pretended to not (heard) a thing.

Options:

1) hear
2) hearing
3) be hearing
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: hear

QID : 87 - 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".

He must (has change) clothes during the night.

Options:

1) have changed
2) has changed
3) have changes
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have changed

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

Deriving pleasure from inflicting pain

Options:

1) Sadistic
2) Genial
3) Tender
4) Placid

Correct Answer: Sadistic

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

A person highly skilled in music

Options:

1) Virtuoso
2) Amateur
3) Novice
4) Dabbler

Correct Answer: Virtuoso

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

Options:

1) palatable
2) palateble
3) pallateble
4) pallatable

Correct Answer: palatable

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

Options:

1) unnerving
2) unnerveing
3) unerving
4) unerveing

Correct Answer: unnerving

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.

At length, about an hour later, we

X-spied a little pile of boulders rising 
Y-this we dragged ourselves 
Z-out of the plain, and to

Options:

1) XYZ
2) ZYX
3) XZY
4) ZXY

Correct Answer: XZY

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.

Secondly, it is consistent

X-with human experience that
Y-places and be depressed in others
Z-land should rise gradually in some

Options:

1) XYZ
2) ZYX
3) ZXY
4) XZY

Correct Answer: XZY

QID : 94 - 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.

The labourers paved the entire stretch of the road.

Options:

1) The entire stretch of the road is paved by the labourers.
2) Paving of the entire stretch of the road was done by the labourers.
3) The entire stretch of the road was paved by the labourers.
4) Paving of the entire stretch of the road is done by the labourers.

Correct Answer: The entire stretch of the road was paved by the labourers.

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 visitor said, "Is your mother at home?"

Options:

1) The visitor asked me is my mother at home.
2) The visitor asked to me whether my mother was at home.
3) The visitor asked to me is my mother at home.
4) The visitor asked me whether my mother was at home.

Correct Answer: The visitor asked me whether my mother was at home.

QID : 96 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.

When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

Posts related to which topic does the writer want to remove from her feed?

Options:

1) Dark Chocolate
2) Make-up
3) Sari
4) Food

Correct Answer: Food

QID : 97 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.

When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

What has the writer succeeded in doing?

Options:

1) Lost the desired weight
2) Succeeded in overcoming temptations to order pizzas
3) Attended 30 gym classes without a break
4) Removed unhealthy posts including about chocolates

Correct Answer: Attended 30 gym classes without a break

QID : 98 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.

When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

Which of the following is a page related to chocolate?

Options:

1) Earth Loaf
2) Buzzfeed Tasty
3) TasteMade
4) Tiny Kitchen

Correct Answer: Earth Loaf

QID : 99 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.

When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

What weight loss program has the writer enrolled in?

Options:

1) 30 Straight gym classes
2) Couch to 5K
3) Mason & Co
4) Eat chocolate to lose weight

Correct Answer: Couch to 5K

QID : 100 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.

When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

What gave the writer accountability?

Options:

1) Sharing her workout videos on social media
2) Unfollowing people and pages not related to health
3) Going to the gym daily
4) Doing challenging exercises like deadlifting

Correct Answer: Sharing her workout videos on social media

Poll

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