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English Practice Set For SSC CGL CHSL By Pinnacle

English Practice Set For SSC CGL CHSL By Pinnacle

English Practice Set For SSC CGL CHSL By Pinnacle

Directions: In question nos 1 to 3 some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark the answer to the appropriate letter a, b, c, d.

 Q1.  As it got foggier it became almost impossible to steer the boat along with the narrow canal.

(a) No error

(b) it became almost impossible to steer the boat

(c) As it got foggier

(d) along with the narrow canal.

Q2. The CEO of the company  had gone to abroad on an official visit  but she has come back now

(a) on an official visit

(b) The CEO of the company had gone to abroad

(c) but she has come back now

(d) No error

Q3. The administration has conclusive that it is retailers who are responsible for upsetting the city’s household budget.

(a) The administration has conclusive that

(b) No error

(c) upsetting the city’s household budget.

(d) it is retailers who are responsible for

 Directions (Q 4 – 5) : Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the given word as used in the passage.

Q4.CONFRONT

(a) Face

(b) Tolerate

(c) Succumb

(d) Eliminate

Q5.VULNERABLE

(a) Insecure

(b) Indispensable

(c) Risky

(d) Delicate

Directions: In questions 6 to7 choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.

Q6. RELENTLESS          

(a) merciless

(b) yielding

(c) monotonous

(d) incisive

Q7. FORBEARANCE

(a) patience

(b) self-control

(c) intolerance

(d) preference

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 Directions: In question nos. 8 to 9 four alternatives 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.

 Q8. His boss was always breathing down his neck.

(a) abusing and ill-treating him

(b) watching all his actions closely

(c) shouting loudly at him

(d) giving him strenuous work

Q9. He bids fair to be an excellent cricketer.

(a) seems likely

(b) is ambitious

(c) will soon bid farewell

(d) is unlikely

Directions: In questions 10 to 11  four words are given in each question out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark it in the answer sheet.

 Q10.

(a) corroborate

(b) explainatory

(c) hygeine

(d) believable

Q11.

(a) coquete

(b) hystericel

(c) idiosyncracy

(d) onomatopoeia

Directions: In questions 12 to 14  a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives part a, b, c and d which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

 Q12. Rohan died of a wound and not from cancer.

(a) from a wound and not of cancer

(b) of a wound and not of cancer

(c) from a wound and not from cancer

(d) no improvement

Q13. All criminal attitudes must be nipped at the bud.

(a) nipped on the bud

(b) nipped in the bud

(c) nipped off the bud

(d) no improvement

Q14. They served a summons on the Member of Parliament to appear in the court of law.
(a) a summon

(b)  the summon

(c) summons

(d) no improvement

Q15. Both Ramesh and his brother appeared for the exam but both have not cleared.

(a) both has not

(b) none have

(c) neither has

(d) no improvement

 Directions: In question nos 16 to 17  sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s).Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative  out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.

 Q16. His bungalow went through a make ……………………….. .

(a) up

(b) out

(c) over

(d) for

Q17. This auspicious beginning ………………….  well for a successful completion of our project.

(a) attunes

(b) argues

(c) augurs

(d) answers

Directions: In question nos 18 to 19 out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

 Q18. To remove an objectionable part from a book .

(a) Exterminate

(b) Expurgate

(c) Extirpate

(d) Destroy

Q19. Pertaining to sheep

(a) Canine

(b) Bovine

(c) Ovine

(d) Feline

Directions: In question nos 20 to 25 you have a brief passage with questions following the passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it.

The Commission has declared the final result of CGLE-2015, which is now available on the Staff Selection Commission website. Earlier, the Commission had indicated a tentative date for declaration of result of CGLE, 2015 as 30th May, 2016. However, the Commission while processing the results had to address certain important issues which was done with due diligence though the processes were time consuming. It was for this reason that the results could only be declared on 29th June, 2016. However, it may be relevant to mention that the Commission has work assiduously to compress the time schedule for declaration of the result of CGLE, 2015. It may be worth mentioning that during the last three years there has been a progressive decline in the period taken for declaration of the CGLE results. The result for CGLE, 2013 was declared in 26 months, CGLE, 2014 in 19 months and CGLE, 2015 in 13 months. The Commission is committed to further compress time schedules for the declaration of the CGLE result and would work relentlessly to achieve this objective. It may be pertinent to mention here that during the month of July,2016, the Commission proposes to declare the results of two examinations viz. (i) SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Examination, 2016-Paper-I (tentatively between 15th and 21st July, 2016) and (ii) Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015-Paper-I (tentatively between 23rd and 29th July, 2016).

 Q20. Why was the declaration of the result delayed?

(a) The tentative date changed.

(b) Processing of the results is a time consuming process.

(c) Certain important issues related to the results had to be addressed.

(d) All of the above.

Q21. The declaration of the final result CGLE-2015 was delayed by ____________

(a)  1 month

(b) 26 months

(c) 13 months

(d) 19 months

Q22. What is the commission committed to?

(a) Conducting exams fairly.

(b) Declare to results in July 2016.

(c) Maintaining Transparency

(d) None

Q23. What does the word assiduously used in the passage mean?

(a) To work continuously and methodically

(b) To work without making any mistakes

(c) To work at a great speed

(d) To work smartly

Q24. Give a word from the passage which is the opposite of “fixed”-

(a) Tentative

(b) relentless

(c) pertinent

(d) diligence

Q25. Which of the following is incorrect with reference to the passage?

(a) The commission wants to work more efficiently in the future

(b) The Commission has declared results late.

(c) The Commission is working to reduce the time taken for declaring the results.

(d) The Commission has addressed all the issues related to conducting exams and declaring results.

 Directions(26-30): Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and blacken the oval corresponding to the appropriate letter a, b, c. If the sentence is free from error blacken the oval corresponding to d in the answer sheet.

 Q26. You can get to know(a)/ all that you want to know(b)/ by reading this prospectus.(c)/ No error(d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q27. Did the medicine(a)/ I give you yesterday taste more bitterly(b)/ than this one?(c) / No error(d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q28. The couple have been living in peace(a)/ for a long time until (b)/the wife’s mother shifted with them.(c) / No error(d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

 Directions(79-80): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

 Q29.One  who  studies about rocks  and soils.

(a) entomologist

(b) geographer

(c) geologist

(d) Geomorphologist

Q30. A cud-chewing  animal.

(a) Rodent

(b) Ruminant

(c) Quadruped

(d) amphibians

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Directions(31-32): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which is spelt wrongly.

Q31.

(a) prevalent

(b) practicable

(c) fictitious

(d) Semblence

Q32.

(a) Maligned

(b) Capricious

(c) Telepathy

(d) Speclations

Directions(33-34): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase .Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning  of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the answer sheet.

Q33. Floating in the air

(a) to be very light footed

(b) to be very happy

(c) to be in a state of ecstasy

(d) Of a very light weight

Q34. Laid-off

(a) Made redundant

(b) Activated

(c) Informed

(d) Updated with the latest

Directions(35-36):  Out of the four alternatives choose the one which is closest in meaning to  the given words.

Q35. precarious

(a) Petrifying

(b) Perilous

(c) careful

(d) optional

Q36. succinct

(a) Repetitive

(b) Traditional

(c) Conserve

(d) Concise

 Directions(37-38):  Out of the four alternatives choose the one which is opposite in meaning to  the given words.

 Q37. forbid

(a)deny

(b)dislike

(c)permit

(d)understand

Q38. appalling

(a)consoling

(b)shocking

(c)scaring

(d)horrifying

 Directions(39-42): A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives part a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative .In case no- improvement is needed your answer is d.

 Q39. Every year they spent a month in a hotel near the seaside.

(a) spended

(b) spend

(c) Had spent

(d) No improvement

Q40. Parul had had her dinner when I reached at the party.

(a) Had

(b) has

(c) had has

(d) No improvement

Q41. The district administration has been working to improve the condition of the roads before the Prime minister’s visit.

(a) Had been working

(b) have been working

(c) was working

(d) No improvement

Q42. There is water all around because it had rained for the last two days.

(a) Has been raining

(b) had been raining

(c) rained

(d) No improvement

 Directions(43-45): You have several passages where some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the answer sheet.

 After months of colder weather, the days get longer, the buds…. (43) … in the trees, birds sing, and the world ……(44) ………… a green dress. Spring passes ……(45) ………… summer.

 Q43.

(a) fall off

(b) take up

(c) put off

(d) come out

Q44.

(a) looks after

(b) puts on

(c) carries on

(d) comes round

Q45.

(a) into

(b) by

(c) from

(d) on


Directions (46-50): In the following question, you have a passage with 10 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Jazz had its beginnings in song. Its roots lie deep in the tradition of Negro folk singing that once flourished throughout the rural Southland of the United States before the Civil War The Negro, in those days, owned only a few crude musical instruments which he made for himself from boxes, barrels and brooms. His voice was his principal means of musical expression. Songs of work and play, trouble and hope, rose on rich and rhythmic voices everywhere in the South – from peddlers crying their wares to the countryside, from work gangs on the rail roads, from families gathered at the days tried to sing away their weariness in their unpainted cottages overlooking the cotton fields, from the way side churches singing with the sounds of Sabbath praise, These were the voices which the early Negro musicians imitated and transferred to their horns when they taught themselves to play the discarded band instruments that come into hands at the close of the Civil War in the eighteen-sixties. As played by their proud Negro owners, the instruments became extensions of the human voice – “singing horns” which opened the way to Jazz. For this reason there has always been a strong, singing quality to Jazz.

 Q46. Where do the roots of Jazz lie?

(a) In the songs sung in the urban Southland of the United States.

(b) In the songs sung on railroad gangs.

(c) In church hymns.

(d) In Negro folk singing.

Q47. Where and when did Negro folk singing flourish?

(a) In the urban Southland of the United States after the Civil War.

(b) In the United States at the end of the Civil War.

(c) In the Southland during the Civil War.

(d) In the rural Southland of the United States before the Civil War.

Q48. Where were the folk songs sung?

(a) Everywhere

(b) In the churches only

(c) On the railroads, in the cotton fields and in the churches

(d) Everywhere in the urban Southland

Q49. What opened the way to Jazz?

(a) The discarded musical instruments.

(b) The crude band instruments.

(c) The musical instrument made from boxes.

(d) “Singing horns”.

Q50. Which of the following is the most appropriate title for the passage?

(a) The tradition of Negro folk singing

(b) The ‘singing horns’

(c) The early origins of Jazz

(d) The history of Jazz

 

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