Exam Paper: SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam held on 15.01.2017 Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Examination

Held on 15 January 2017 (Evening Shift)

(English Comprehension)

QID : 276 ­ Select the synonym of

spine

Options:

1) supple

2) vertebrae

3) rotund

4) grime

Correct Answer: vertebrae

QID : 277 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. If I (have  had) money, I would have bought this car.

Options:

1) had

2) did have

3) had had

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: had

QID : 278 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

The first clue

P­to the nature of this agenda

Q­lies in the origin of

R­the  smart city idea itself

Options:

1) RPQ

2) QPR

3) QRP

4) PQR

Correct Answer: PQR

QID : 279 ­ 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 invited(A)/all my sister­in­laws(B)/to my son's birthday party.(C)/No error(D) Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: B

QID : 280 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

a loud, harsh, piercing cry

Options:

1) noise

2) howl

3) screech

4) cry

Correct Answer: screech

QID : 281 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Run out of steam

Options:

1) To lose impetus or enthusiasm

2) To work quickly like a machine

3) To give up easily

4) no more money to spend

Correct Answer: To lose impetus or enthusiasm

QID : 282 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) haunchhes

2) exulltant

3) marketted

4) transmit

Correct Answer: transmit

QID : 283 ­ Select the antonym of

demure

Options:

1) humble

2) bold

3) coy

4) sober

Correct Answer: bold

QID : 284 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

1) stumbal

2) wrinkeled

3) bristles

4) reasert

Correct Answer: bristles

QID : 285 ­ 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.

The payment was collected by the hardworking salesman.

Options:

1) The hardworking salesman collected the payment.

2) The salesman who worked hard was able to collect the payment.

3) To collect the payment the salesman had to work hard.

4) The hardworking salesman was able to collect the payment. Correct Answer: The hardworking salesman collected the payment.

QID : 286 ­ In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

The client said to the ticket­seller, "At what  time do the counters close?"

Options:

1) The client asked the ticket­seller at what time the counters closed.

2) The client asked the ticket­seller at what time did the counters always close.

3) The client said to the ticket­seller at what time the counters close.

4) The client inquired to the ticket­seller at what time the counters usually close.

Correct Answer: The client asked the ticket­seller at what time the counters closed.

QID : 287 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

This palace (has been belonging) to our family since generations.

Options:

1) has belonging

2) has belonged

3) belonged

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: has belonged

QID : 288 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

One year after  its official launch,

P­while expectations

Q­has  largely escaped political scrutiny

R­have been scaled down, the rhetoric

Options:

1) QPR

2) RPQ

3) PRQ

4) PQR

Correct Answer: PRQ

QID : 289 ­ 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 Department has................. a complaint against Mr. Bakshi. Options:

1) expressed

2) registered

3) informed

4) noted

Correct Answer: registered

QID : 290 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A hollow object used to contain something.

Options:

1) platter

2) salver

3) plate

4) receptacle

Correct Answer: receptacle

QID : 291 ­ 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 has a.................interest in studying human psychology.

Options:

1) deep

2) wide

3) vast

4) heavy

Correct Answer: deep

QID : 292 ­ 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'.

Due to me being new(A)/to the city, I had(B)/difficulty in finding a job.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: A

QID : 293 ­ Select the synonym of

purge

Options:

1) evacuate

2) pressurize

3) thrust

4) float

Correct Answer: evacuate

QID : 294 ­ Select the antonym of

genteel

Options:

1) uncivilized

2) stuffy

3) urbane

4) prim

Correct Answer: uncivilized

QID : 295 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

saved by the bell

Options:

1) when time is in your favour

2) saved at the last moment

3) the bell rings at the most opportune time

4) prayers are answered when the church bell rings

Correct Answer: saved at the last moment

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.

In Greek mythology, it is said that Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta, ...............a promise from his ..............., assuring him of the immutability of his laws till he returned from an ...............journey. To make  his laws immutable, Lycurgus ………………... Seven justices of the Indian Supreme  Court  on a historic day in 1973 christened themselves as modern­day Lycurguses, seeking to create, in India's constitutional context, an island of immutability, ...............titled the "basic structure".

it is said that Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta, ...............

Options:

1) elicited

2) derived

3) evinced

4) attested

Correct Answer: elicited

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.

In Greek mythology, it is said that Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta,...............a promise from his.............................., assuring him of the immutability of his laws till he returned from an.............................journey. To make  his laws immutable, Lycurgus.................Seven justices of the Indian Supreme  Court  on a historic day in 1973 christened themselves as modern­day Lycurguses, seeking to create, in India's constitutional context, an island of immutability,....................................titled the "basic structure".

a promise from his ...........................

Options:

1) nation

2) society

3) subjects

4) community

Correct Answer: subjects

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.

In Greek mythology, it is said that Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta,.............a promise from his............................, assuring him of the immutability of his laws till he returned from an...........................journey. To make  his laws immutable, Lycurgus................ Seven justices of the Indian Supreme  Court  on a historic day in 1973 christened themselves as modern­day Lycurguses, seeking to create, in India's constitutional context, an island of immutability,...........................titled the "basic structure".

he returned from an.................................journey.

Options:

1) impending

2) brewing

3) approaching

4) looming

Correct Answer: impending

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.

In Greek mythology, it is said that Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta,.................a promise from his................................., assuring him of the immutability of his laws till he returned from an................................ journey. To make  his laws immutable, Lycurgus................ Seven justices of the Indian Supreme  Court  on a historic day in 1973 christened themselves as modern­day Lycurguses, seeking to create, in India's constitutional context, an island of immutability,............................  titled the "basic structure".

To make  his laws immutable, Lycurgus ..........................................

Options:

1) did not return

2) never did return

3) never returns

4) never returned

Correct Answer: never returned

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.

In Greek mythology, it is said that Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta, ...............a promise from his ..............., assuring him of the

immutability of his laws till he returned from an ...............journey. To make  his laws immutable, Lycurgus ................ Seven justices of the Indian Supreme  Court  on a historic day in 1973 christened themselves as modern­day Lycurguses, seeking to create, in India's constitutional context, an island of immutability, ...............titled the "basic structure".

an island of immutability, ...............titled the "basic structure".

Options:

1) timely

2) aptly

3) opportunely

4) pertinently

Correct Answer: aptly