Exam Paper: SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam held on 01.02.2017 Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension))

SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Examination

Held on 1 February 2017 (Afternoon Shift)

(English Comprehension)


ID : 176 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To rummage about in a place or container in search of something.

Options:

1) to rake

2) to excavate

3) to ferret

4) to poke

Correct Answer: to ferret

QID : 177 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to buy a lemon

Options:

1) to purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems

2) buying only half the recipe will not help you prepare the full dish

3) to purchase an insignificant thing which eventually becomes very useful

4) to buy stuff which you don't need

Correct Answer: to purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems

QID : 178 ­ Select the antonym of

mere

Options:

1) unadorned

2) immense

3) sheer

4) blunt

Correct Answer: immense

QID : 179 ­ 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'.

The population of Mumbai(A)/is greater than(B)/in any city in USA.(C)/No error(D) Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: C

QID : 180 ­ 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 bank------------------his house  as he had failed to pay the instalments despite repeated warnings.

Options:

1) mobbed

2) confiscated

3) hijacked

4) captured

Correct Answer: confiscated

QID : 181 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order:

At one level,

P­the law in understanding Q­such cases  of violence R­one senses the limits of

Options:

1) RQP

2) PQR

3) RPQ

4) QRP

Correct Answer: RPQ

QID : 182 ­ 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'.

For a full week(A)/she enjoyed the benefits(B)/ of being a big sister.(C)/No error(D) Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: D

QID : 183 ­ Select the synonym of

to ordain

Options:

1) to anoint

2) to retract

3) to veto

4) to void

Correct Answer: to anoint

QID : 184 ­ Select the synonym of

to stranded

Options:

1) to douse

2) to aground

3) to swamp

4) to inundate

Correct Answer: to aground

QID : 185 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

All the allegations levelled (over) the poor watchman were found to be baseless.

Options:

1) upon

2) off

3) against

4) no improvement Correct Answer: against

QID : 186 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

It is the right to

P­who see us at our most vulnerable Q­the indiscretions of doctors R­privacy that protects us from

Options:

1) QRP

2) QPR

3) PRQ

4) RQP

Correct Answer: RQP

QID : 187 ­ Select the antonym of

to comprise

Options:

1) to dispute

2) to embody

3) to span

4) to encompass

Correct Answer: to dispute

QID : 188 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to cast iron stomach

Options:

1) a very greedy person

2) to be able to eat or drink anything without any problems

3) to be indifferent to harsh words

4) to face so many difficulties in life that one now becomes immune to even poison

Correct Answer: to be able to eat or drink anything without any problems

QID : 189 ­ 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.

The event manager is making all the reservations. Options:

1) All the reservations would be made by the event manager.

2) All the reservations are being made by the event manager.

3) All the reservations would have been made by the event manager.

4) All the reservations will have been made by the event manager.

Correct Answer: All the reservations are being made by the event manager.

QID : 190 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

"I am the only man in the world who (can)  paint a picture so true to life," he said.

Options:

1) will

2) could

3) may

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

QID : 191 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To sell (stocks or other securities or commodities) in advance of acquiring them, with the aim of making a profit when the price falls.

Options:

1) bilking

2) duping

3) conning

4) shorting

Correct Answer: shorting

QID : 192 ­ 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.

‘Do you have  anything to say on behalf of the accused?' said the judge finally.

Options:

1) The judge finally asked that if he had anything to say on behalf of the accused.

2) The judge finally ask that whether he had anything to say on behalf of the accused.

3) The judge finally asked that if he has anything to say on behalf of the accused.

4) The judge finally asked that if he has had anything to say on behalf of the accused.

Correct Answer: The judge finally ask that whether he had anything to say on behalf of the accused.

QID : 193 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

1) amphybia

2) indanted

3) ancumber

4) levelled

Correct Answer: levelled

QID : 194 ­ In the following question, sentence given with blank is to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

A large crowd--------------to get a glimpse of their favourite star. Options:

1) gathered

2) rallied

3) clustered

4) compiled

Correct Answer: gathered

QID : 195 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) tidlers

2) thistlees

3) pulchritude

4) tenderred

Correct Answer: pulchritude

QID : 196 ­ 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 a strange -------------- the production and the consumption of the event become cause for concern.--------------------wonders whether newer forms of “non­caring” or violence are appearing. Somehow, silence, even -------------, quietly suppresses a meditation on such events.---------------------------------a professor, I can recollect the number of occasions when my students have  cried as we discussed such events in class.----------------------- society seems  so indifferent.

In a strange ---------------

1) way

2) form

3) step

4) method

Correct Answer: way

QID : 197 ­ 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 a strange -------------- the production and the consumption of the event become cause for concern.------------------wonders whether newer forms of “non­caring” or violence are appearing. Somehow, silence, even    , quietly suppresses a meditation on such events.-------------------a professor, I can recollect the number of occasions when my students have  cried as we discussed such events in class.--------------------- society seems  so indifferent.

----------------------------wonders whether newer forms of "non­caring" or violence are appearing.

Options:

1) Anyone

2) One

3) Someone

4) Somebody

Correct Answer: One

QID : 198 ­ 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 a strange ------------- the production and the consumption of the event become cause for concern. --------------------wonders whether newer forms of “non­caring” or violence are appearing. Somehow, silence, even -------------- , quietly suppresses a meditation on such events.---------------------------a professor, I can recollect the number of occasions when my students have  cried as we discussed such events in class.------------------------- society seems  so indifferent.

Somehow, silence, even-- ------------ quietly suppresses a meditation on such events.

Options:

1) attention

2) bias

3) regard

4) indifference

Correct Answer: indifference

QID : 199 ­ 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 a strange---------------- the production and the consumption of the event become cause for concern. ------------------wonders whether newer forms of “non­caring” or violence are appearing. Somehow, silence, even---------------, quietly suppresses a meditation on such events.---------------------a professor, I can recollect the number of occasions when my students have  cried as we discussed such events in class. ------------------ society seems  so indifferent.

--------------------------- a professor,

Options:

1) Like

2) Alike

3) As

4) Being

Correct Answer: As

QID : 200 ­ 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 a strange  ------------------ the production and the consumption of the event become cause for concern.--------------------------wonders whether newer forms of “non­caring” or violence are appearing. Somehow, silence, even--------------- , quietly suppresses a meditation on such events.-----------------------------a professor, I can recollect the number of occasions when my students have  cried as we discussed such events in class. --------------------------- society seems  so indifferent.

------------------ , society seems  so indifferent.

Options:

1) Yet

2) Thus

3) Hence

4) So

Correct Answer: Yet