SSC CGL Exam Paper : Held on 18-08-2017 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'.

As Benjamin ran (1)/ next the street, he wondered (2)/ what he should buy. (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'.

It had a bright blue (1)/ cover, which he was (2)/ careful not do soil. (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.

Although the school lunch passed the legal standards, __________ or not it is healthy is debatable.

Options:

1) weather
2) if
3) whether
4) either

Correct Answer: whether

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.

Seventeen students were needed for a ___________ in order to discuss the topics during the Student Council meeting.

Options:

1) decorum
2) quota
3) quorum
4) quote

Correct Answer: quorum

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

Posterior

Options:

1) Anterior
2) Antecedent
3) Dorsal
4) Former

Correct Answer: Dorsal

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

Emphasis

Options:

1) Ignorance
2) Lethargy
3) Triviality
4) Significance

Correct Answer: Significance

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

Lambency

Options:

1) Effulgence
2) Dullness
3) Gusto
4) Phosphorescence

Correct Answer: Dullness

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

Turgid

Options:

1) Bloated
2) Humble
3) Puffy
4) Tumescent

Correct Answer: Humble

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

In bad taste

Options:

1) Not suitable or offensive
2) To be a bad cook
3) To have a poor choice of fashion style
4) To epress honest harsh opinion about someone or something

Correct Answer: Not suitable or offensive

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

Once and for all

Options:

1) Now and for the last time; finally
2) To be successful in the first attempt
3) To do a charitable act for the benefit of everybody
4) To speak for the majority

Correct Answer: Now and for the last time; finally

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".

His shoes ( to cover ) with mud.

Options:

1) was covered
2) were covered
3) were covering
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: were covered

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".

The tropical storm (be) a hurricane

Options:

1) will become
2) become
3) to become
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: will become

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

Seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury

Options:

1) Affable
2) Cordial
3) Vengeful
4) Benign

Correct Answer: Vengeful

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

The state of being in short supply

Options:

1) Plethora
2) Myriad
3) Scarcity
4) Profusion

Correct Answer: Scarcity

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) Scriptare
2) Screpture
3) Scripture
4) Screptare

Correct Answer: Scripture

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) Anoyance
2) Annoyanse
3) Anoyanse
4) Annoyance

Correct Answer: Annoyance

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.

It was a somewhat

X-carried it off as
Y-trying ordeal, but we
Z-best as we could

Options:

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

Correct Answer: YXZ

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.

The considerations which

X-are set forth in our
Y-lead us to refer ideas to the brain
Z-physiologies and psychologies

Options:

1) YXZ
2) YZX
3) XYZ
4) ZYX

Correct Answer: YXZ

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.

Omkar generously donated money to the orphanage.

Options:

1) Money was generously donated to the orphanage by Omkar.
2) Money is generously donated to the orphanage by Omkar.
3) Donating of the money generously was done by Omkar.
4) Donating of the money generously is done by Omkar.

Correct Answer: Money was generously donated to the orphanage by Omkar.

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.

My grandfather said to the visitor, "Who are you? Where do you come from?"

Options:

1) My grandfather enquired the visitor who are you, where do you come from.
2) My grandfather enquires the visitor who he was and where he came from.
3) My grandfather enquired of the visitor who he was and where he came from.
4) My grandfather enquires the visitor who are you, where do you come from.

Correct Answer: My grandfather enquired of the visitor who he was and where he came from.

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.

As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes

Options:

1) see
2) seen
3) saw
4) to see

Correct Answer: seen

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.

As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum

Options:

1) first
2) one
3) once
4) that

Correct Answer: one

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.

As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other.

Options:

1) in
2) on
3) of
4) at

Correct Answer: at

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.

As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone

Options:

1) flexible
2) flexibleness
3) flexibilities
4) flexibility

Correct Answer: flexibility

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.

As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

it could be a way of __________core strength.

Options:

1) enhance
2) enhancing
3) enhances
4) to enhance

Correct Answer: enhancing