SSC CGL Exam Paper : Held on 17-08-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

Exam Paper SSC CGL - 2017


(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'.

She was so (1)/ near to (2)/ achieving her goal. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

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'.

He watched as fights (1)/ broke out (2)/ along the city. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

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.

Everyone was pleased to learn the actor would _________ his role as the captivating pirate.

Options:

1) reprise
2) rescue
3) save
4) free

Correct Answer: reprise

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 diamond necklace was _______ too extravagant for a simple dinner party.

Options:

1) distance
2) long
3) very much
4) far

Correct Answer: far

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

Fallacy

Options:

1) Conformity
2) Surety
3) Bias
4) Evidence

Correct Answer: Bias

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

To reproach

Options:

1) To commend
2) To laud
3) To exonerate
4) To admonish

Correct Answer: To admonish

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

Veneration

Options:

1) Adoration
2) Contempt
3) Reverence
4) Admiration

Correct Answer: Contempt

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

Impugnable

Options:

1) Dicey
2) Debatable
3) Indubious
4) Hazy

Correct Answer: Indubious

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

To hit the nail on the head

Options:

1) To take out frustration by beating a person
2) To make a wrong decision
3) To find exactly the right answer
4) To unwittingly fall into a trap]

Correct Answer: To find exactly the right answer

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

On thin ice

Options:

1) To keep failing after repeated efforts
2) To endure a harsh winter
3) To keep one's cool even in a tough situation
4) In a precarious or risky situation

Correct Answer: In a precarious or risky situation

QID : 286 - 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".

All (was surprising) to find that he was not with them.

Options:

1) was surprised
2) were surprised
3) is surprised
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: were surprised

QID : 287 - 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".

Read in order (become) wise.

Options:

1) to have to be
2) to have become
3) to become
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: to become

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

Showing strong feeling

Options:

1) Meek
2) Vehement
3) Apathetic
4) Impotent

Correct Answer: Vehement

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

A sheath for the blade of a sword

Options:

1) Scabbard
2) Denude
3) Divulge
4) Expose

Correct Answer: Scabbard

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

Options:

1) Litegants
2) Litigents
3) Litigants
4) Litegents

Correct Answer: Litigants

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

Options:

1) Stoically
2) Stoicaly
3) Stoecally
4) Stoecaly

Correct Answer: Stoically

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.

The space in front of the large

X-hut was empty, but 
Y-placed several stools 
Z-before it were

Options:

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

Correct Answer: XZY

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.

From our common experience

X-of the relation of the 
Y-mental he starts out 
Z-physical and the

Options:

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

Correct Answer: XZY

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.

The maid vacuums and dusts the house every day.

Options:

1) Every day the house is vacuumed and dusted by the maid.
2) Every day the house were vacuumed and dusted by the maid.
3) Dusting and Vacuuming of the house every day is being done by the maid.
4) Dusting and Vacuuming of the house every day was being done by the maid.

Correct Answer: Every day the house is vacuumed and dusted by the maid.

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 spectators said, "Bravo! Good hit, Jay!"

Options:

1) The spectators applauded Jay for his good hit.
2) The spectators applauded Jay saying, bravo, good hit Jay.
3) The spectators applaud Jay for his good hit.
4) The spectators applaud Jay saying, bravo, good hit Jay.

Correct Answer: The spectators applauded Jay for his good hit.

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.

And then, a few glorious minutes ______________, it was time to reluctantly head ashore. ____________ time, the strokes were more fluid, the movements more relaxed. I turned back one last time ____________ hello to a clown fish, the reason why I came to the Andamans. As I watched, it played hide-and-seek _________ a sea anemone, before frisking away. Suddenly, I realised a kinship with the blue waters ___________ the Bay of Bengal.

a few glorious minutes ______________, it was time to reluctantly head ashore.

Options:

1) late
2) later
3) lately
4) latest

Correct Answer: later

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.

And then, a few glorious minutes ______________, it was time to reluctantly head ashore. ____________ time, the strokes were more fluid, the movements more relaxed. I turned back one last time ____________ hello to a clown fish, the reason why I came to the Andamans. As I watched, it played hide-and-seek _________ a sea anemone, before frisking away. Suddenly, I realised a kinship with the blue waters ___________ the Bay of Bengal.

____________ time, the strokes were more fluid

Options:

1) These
2) Those
3) At
4) This

Correct Answer: This

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.

And then, a few glorious minutes ______________, it was time to reluctantly head ashore. ____________ time, the strokes were more fluid, the movements more relaxed. I turned back one last time ____________ hello to a clown fish, the reason why I came to the Andamans. As I watched, it played hide-and-seek _________ a sea anemone, before frisking away. Suddenly, I realised a kinship with the blue waters ___________ the Bay of Bengal.

I turned back one last time ____________ hello to a clown fish, the reason

Options:

1) to say
2) said
3) saying
4) says

Correct Answer: to say

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.

And then, a few glorious minutes ______________, it was time to reluctantly head ashore. ____________ time, the strokes were more fluid, the movements more relaxed. I turned back one last time ____________ hello to a clown fish, the reason why I came to the Andamans. As I watched, it played hide-and-seek _________ a sea anemone, before frisking away. Suddenly, I realised a kinship with the blue waters ___________ the Bay of Bengal.

hide-and-seek _________ a sea anemone, before frisking away.

Options:

1) to
2) for
3) from
4) with

Correct Answer: with

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.

And then, a few glorious minutes ______________, it was time to reluctantly head ashore. ____________ time, the strokes were more fluid, the movements more relaxed. I turned back one last time ____________ hello to a clown fish, the reason why I came to the Andamans. As I watched, it played hide-and-seek _________ a sea anemone, before frisking away. Suddenly, I realised a kinship with the blue waters ___________ the Bay of Bengal.

kinship with the blue waters ___________ the Bay of Bengal.

Options:

1) for
2) from
3) to
4) of

Correct Answer: of