SSC Stenographers Grade C&D English Language & Comprehension (First Sitting) Exam Paper (Held On 16.10.2011)

SSC Stenographers (Grade C&D) Exam Paper (Held On 16.10.2011)

(First Sitting) : Part – III English Language & Comprehension

Directions: In question out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer sheet.

1. Absolutely

(a) partly
(b) really
(c) entirely
(d) exclusively

2. Penury

(a) bribery
(b) injury
(c) poverty
(d) penalty

3. Negligent

(a) ignorant
(b) unimportant
(c) careless
(d) cheat

4. Impromptu

(a) unrehearsed
(b) uninfluenced
(c) unconvincing
(d) improbable

5. Erudite

(a) snobbish
(b) scholarly
(c) saintly
(d) secretive

Directions: In question choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

6. Conclude

(a) preclude
(b) commence
(c) seclude
(d) finish

7. Virtue

(a) truth
(b) vice
(c) wisdom
(d) idiocy

8. Notorious

(a) famous
(b) popular
(c) eminent
(d) distinguished

9. Particular

(a) usual
(b) random
(c) general
(d) any

10. Cheer

(a) fear
(b) threat
(c) abuse
(d) decry

Directions: In questions fur alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

11. To keep the wolf away from the door

(a) to avoid a bad person
(b) to clean the house
(c) to avoid extreme poverty
(d) to visit the zoo

12. To break the ice

(a) to clear the snow
(b) to start quarreling
(c) to commence an interaction
(d) to revive old enmity

13. To pull strings

(a) to tease
(b) to play with ropes
(c) to exert hidden influence
(d) to play music

14. Spick and span

(a) neat and clean
(b) hard-working
(c) kitchen implements
(d) calm and quiet

15. The pros and cons

(a) good and evil
(b) first and last
(c) fair and foul
(d) for and against