SSC Stenographers Grade C&D English Language Exam Paper (Held On 31-01-2016) - PART1

SSC Stenographers (Grade C&D) Exam Paper (Held on: 31-01-2016)


English Language (PART - 1)


Directions: In the following Five questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given world and mark in the Answer Sheet.

101. Brutal

(a) Sympathetic
(b) Compassionate
(c) Humane
(d) Savage

102. Stroll

(a)Walk
(b) Jog
(c) Trat
(d) Gallop

103. Eternal

(a) Time being
(b) Forever
(c) Temporary
(d) Short term

104. Adversity

(a) Familiarity
(b) Misery
(c) Seniority
(d) Spirituality

105. Revel

(a) Reveal
(b) Revert
(c)Make Merry
(d) Glory

Directions: In the following Five Questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given world and mark in the answer Sheet.

106. Formal

(a) Heedful
(b) Plain
(c) Pitiable
(d) Informal

107. Thorough

(a) Intensive
(b) Utter
(c) Cursory
(d) Detailed

108. Nasty

(a) Unpleasant
(b) Beautiful
(c) Ugly
(d) Pleasant

109. Exaggerate

(a) Abundance
(b) Excerpt
(c) Extravagant
(d) Understate

110. Abrupt

(a) Spongy
(b) Smooth
(c) Sudden
(d) Crisp

Directions: In the following Five questions, four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

111. Who will believe, your cock and bull story ?

(a) Absurd story
(b) Common story
(c) Ambiguous story
(d) Authentic story

113. Sit on the fence.

(a) halting between two opinions
(b) to be defeated and dejected
(c) to be in a tricky situation
(d) to be relaxed and comfortable

114. The manager is not dismissed, but he is definitely under a cloud.

(a) under scrutiny
(b) warned severely
(c) under suspension
(d) under suspicion

115. Do not pull a long face.

(a) look dejected
(b) look happy
(c) look ugly
(d) look tired

Directions: In the following Five Questions, the 1st and the last part of the sentence / passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence / passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence / passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle [] in the Answer Sheet.

116.

1. These
P. about the heavenly
Q. experiments by the scientists
R. with amazing knowledge
S. will supply us
6. bodies.

(a) PSQR
(b) PSRQ
(c) QSRP
(d) RQPS

117.

1. Over 67 years
P. but the problems
Q. have remained
R. have passed
S. of the common man
6. as daunting as ever.

(a) SRQP
(b) QSPR
(c) QPRS
(d) RPSQ

118.

1. The President
P. from Tokyo
Q. where he
R. had been meeting
S. came back
6. other world leaders.

(a) QSPR
(b) SPQR
(c) PSQR
(d) RPQS

119.

1.Man’s
P. in the modern
Q. insatiable thirst for knowledge
R. the wonderful achievements of science
S. is at the root of
6- world.

(a) QSRP
(b) PQRS
(c) SQPR
(d) RSPQ

120.

1. Today
P. by the hunters for their
Q. are trapped or killed
R. millions of wild animals
S. each year
6. skin.

(a) SPRQ
(b) RQSP
(c) QPRS
(d) PSQR=

Directions: In the following Ten Questions, 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 are mark your answer Sheet.\

121. Can she write an interesting story?

(a) Can an interesting story be written by her?
(b) Could an interesting story be written by her?
(c) Can an interesting story be written for her?
(d) Can an interesting story be written to her?

122. The poet, Blake, wrote many poems for children.

(a)Many are the poems written by children for the poet Blake.
(b) Children wrote many poems by the poet Blake.
(c)Many poems were written for children by the poet, Blake.
(d)Many poems were written by children for the poet, Blake.

123. Each person exhibited various facial expressions.

(a) Various facial expressions were being exhibited by each person.
(b) Various facial expressions have been used by each person.
(c) Various facial expressions are exhibited by each person.
(d) Various facial expressions were exhibited by each person.

124. The girls ate a mango yesterday.

(a) A mango is being eaten by the girls yesterday.
(b) A mango has been beaten by the girls yesterday.
(c) A mango is eaten by the girls yesterday.
(d) A mango was eaten by the girls yesterday.

125. Your manners irritate me.

(a) I am being irritated by your manners.
(b) I am irritated by your manners.
(c) I am irritated by my manners.
(d)Manners are irritating me.

126. The boys laughed at the old man.

(a) The old man was being laughed at by the boys.
(b) The old man was laughed at by the boys.
(c) The old man was laughed by the boys.
(d) The old man was being laughed by the boys.

127. Ideas are generated by Group discussions.

(a) Group discussions have generated ideas.
(b) Group discussions generates ideas.
(c) Group discussions generated idea.
(d) Group discussions generate ideas.

128. Who is singing such a sweet song?

(a) By whom is such a sweet song sung?
(b) By whom is such a sweet song being sung?
(c) By whom is such a sweet song sang?
(d) By whom has such a sweet song sung?

129. Please give me you pen and take your seat?

(a) You are warned to give me you pen and take your seat.
(b) You are ordered to give me you pen and take your seat.
(c) Let you pen given me and take your seat.
(d) You are requested to give me your pen and take your seat.

130. The prisoner is known to have assaulted the warden earlier too.

(a) It is known that the warden has been assaulted by the prisoner earlier too.
(b) It is known that the warden has assaulted the prisoner earlier too.
(c) It is known that the prisoner had assaulted the warden earlier too.
(d) The warden was assaulted by the prisoner earlier too.

Directions: In the following Ten Questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, choose “No Improvement” options. Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

131. No same person or government can tolerate terrorists of any degree or kind.

(a) torture of any degree or kind
(b) No Improvement
(c) terrorism of any degree or kind
(d) terrorise of any degree or kind

132. Saibal has got an extensive to finish writing his thesis.

(a) an extension
(b) No Improvement
(c) an extended
(d) an extention

133. She stood by him under all conditions and undaunted by anything.

(a) through thick and thin
(b) No improvement
(c) without reserve
(d) without hesitation

134. Sheela was reprimanded by the school Marshall for coming lately to school.

(a) to school later
(b) No improvement
(c) to school lately
(d) late to school

135. Kunal looked very manliness in his police uniform.

(a) manly
(b) No improvement
(c) Manliness
(d) man-like

136. The school was very co-operation when we made a documentary film there.

(a) very co-operated
(b) No improvement
(c) very co-operator
(d) very co-operative

137. “I would like to tell you about this my friend,” said John.

(a) this friend
(b) No improvement
(c) this friend of mine
(d) the friend of mine

138. The boat was drowned.

(a) was sink
(b) No Improvement
(c) was sunk
(d) was drown

139. Either Kiran or Mala is sure to be chosen for the school debate team.

(a) Either Kiran or Mala will
(b) No Improvement
(c) Either Kiran or Mala are sure to
(d) Either Kiran nor Mala are sure to

140. Tom was standing besides the school-house poster, when the ball rolled towards him.

(a) stood beside the school-house poster
(b) No Improvement
(c) standing beside the school-house poster
(d) stand besides the school house poster

Directions: In the following Ten Questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/ Direct and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

141. I said to my friend, “Can you pick me up after work?”

(a) I asked my friend if he can pick me up after work.
(b) I asked my friend if he could pick me up after work.
(c) I told my friend to pick me up after work.
(d) I told my friend if I could pick him up after work.

142. Suman said to me, “Did you enjoy the Olympic games in London?”

(a) Suman asked me if I had enjoyed the Olympic Games in London.
(b) Suman asked me did I enjoy the Olympic Games in London.
(c) Suman asked me if I enjoyed the Olympic Games in London.
(d) Suman asked me if I was enjoyed the Olympic Games in London.

143. My friend told me, “This is not a good book to read”.

(a)My friend told me that that will not be a good book to read.
(b)My friend told me that this was not a good book to read.
(c)My friend told me that that was not a good book to read.
(d)My friend told me that that is not a good book to read.

144. Dhanya complained, “I am losing weight steadily.”

(a) Dhanya complains that she was losing weight steadily.
(b) Dhanya complained that she was losing weight steadily.
(c) Dhanya complains that she is losing weight steadily.
(d) Dhanya complained that she is losing weight steadily.

145. My mother said, “You have been sleeping for twelve hours.”

(a)My mother said that I had been sleeping for twelve hours.
(b)My mother said that she had been sleeping for twelve hours.
(c)My mother said that I have been sleeping for twelve hours.
(d)My mother said that I was sleeping for twelve hours.

146. Rajan said to Urvashi, “I’am going Kashmir tomorrow.”

(a) Rajan said Urvarshi I amd going to Kashmir tomorrow.
(b) Rajan said to Urvarshi that he was going to Kashmir tomorrow.
(c) Rajan told to Urvarshi he was going to Kashmir the next day.
(d) Rajan told Urvarshi that he was going to Kashmir the next day.

147. She said to me, “Have you finished your work?”

(a) She asked me if she had finished my work.
(b) She asked me if she had finished her work.
(c) She asked me if I had finished my work.
(d) She asked me if I have finished my work.\

148. “Turn around,” he told her.

(a) He asked to her to turn around.
(b) He asked turn around.
(c) He told her turn around.
(d) He asked her to turn around.

149. He said, “I have been studying in this college for two years.”

(a) He said for two years he studies in that college.
(b) He said that he had been studying in that college for two years.
(c) He said he studies in that college for two years.
(d) He said he had studied in that college for two years.

150. Mary said to Simon, “Sharon and Peter are getting engaged next month.”

(a)Mary told Simon that Sharon and Peter were getting engaged next month.
(b)Mary told Simon that Sharon and Peter are getting engaged next month.
(c)Mary told Simon that Sharon and Peter will be getting engaged next month.
(d)Mary told Simon and Sharon and Peter was getting engaged next month.

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