SSC Multi-tasking Staff (Non-Technical) General English Exam Paper (Held On: 20.02.2011)

Staff Selection Commission

Multi-tasking (Non-Technical) Exam Paper
General English

Directions: In questions no. 1 to 5, out of the four alternatives, choose the one on which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

1. discriminate

1. compare
2. distinguish
3. comprehend
4. connect

2. appear

1. see
2. allow
3. seem
4. enter

3. cease

1. stop
2. lapse
3. close
4. arrest

4. liability

1. debt
2. debit
3. asset
4. credit

5. integration

1. symmetry
2. unity
3. coordination
4. compromise

Directions: In questions no. 6 to 10, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

6. neat

1. sloppy
2. fragrant
3. spruce
4. orderly

7. wicked

1. cunning
2. good
3. tricky
4. crooked

8. block

1. clean
2. ease
3. cure
4. clear

9. vanity

1. honesty
2. truthfulness
3. modesty
4. decency

10. negligent

1. inattentive
2. imprudent
3. insignificant
4. careful

Directions: In questions no. 11 to 15, four alternatives are given for the underlined idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase and blacken the appropriate rectangle the Answer Sheet.

11. Unless you grease his palms he will not do your work.

1. talk to him
2. flatter him
3. beat him
4. bride him

12. The police closed the book on the murder case.

1. solved the case of
2. stopped working on
3. handed the case over to another agency
4. refused to take up

13. His arguments cut no ice with me.

1. had no influence on me
2. did not hurt me
3. did not benefit me
4. did not make me proud

14. There was a job for me to cut my teeth on.

1. to gain experience
2. to try
3. to sharpen my wits
4. to earn a decent salary

15. The carrot and stick policy pays dividends in every organisation.

1. fair and foul
2. continuous vigilance
3. democratic
4. reward and punishment

Directions: In questions no. 16 to 20, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D).

16. The increasing sale of luxuries in an index of the country’s prosperity.

1. appendix
2. pointer
3. mark
4. No improvement

17. When are you starting to write to your friend?

1. wanting
2. going
3. thinking
4. No improvement

18. If I was you I would not sign the document.

1. If I have been you
2. If I were you
3. If I have been you
4. No improvement

19. I prefer to ride than to walk.

1. ride to walk
2. riding than walking
3. riding to walking
4. No improvement

20. They were astonished through his failure in the examination.’

1. from
2. at
3. with
4. No improvement

Directions: In question no. 21 to 25, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

21. On who intervene between two or more parties to settle differences.

1. Neutral
2. Intermediary
3. Judge
4. Connoisseur

22. The absence of law and order.

1. Rebellion
2. Mutiny
3. Revolt
4. Anarchy

23. A voice that cannot be heard

1. Unheard
2. Faint
3. Audible
4. Inaudible

24. High sea waves caused by under-water earthquake

1. Tsunami
2. Tornado
3. Hurricane
4. Cyclone

25. To give one’s authority to another

1. Assign
2. Delegate
3. Represent
4. Designate


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