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English Previous Year Questions For SSC CGL CHSL

English Previous Year Questions For SSC CGL CHSL

English Previous Year Questions For SSC CGL CHSL


Directions (1-2): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

 Q1. Any strong fortress.

(a) Fort

(b) impenetrable

(c) Citadel

(d) bastion

Q2. The act of observing and analyzing one’s own thoughts and feelings

(a) Circumspection

(b) Introspection

(c) wonder

(d) Thoughtful

 Directions (3-5): 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.

 Q3. __________ party has been called off as there was a death in the family.

(a) today night’s

(b) Tonight’s

(c) This nights

(d) In the nights

Q4. Everyone has done his work, ________?

(a) Hasn’t they

(b) Have they

(c) Haven’t they

(d) Haven’t every one

Q5. I don’t _________ to doubt him as he is quite efficient in his work.

(a) have some reason

(b) need any reasons

(c) Needs any reason

(d) have reason

 Directions (6-8): Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark your answer.

 Q6. Sediment deposit along the coast (a)/ may be the primary reason for (b)/ the change in conditions, (c)/ but a lot more remains to be understand. (d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q7. The child asked(a)/ me politely who(b)/ I wanted to see.(c)/No error (d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q8. With the number of vehicles(a)/on the roads going up fast,(b)/ the traffic in the metros have become heavy and uncontrollable.(c)/No error (d)
(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q9. out of the four alternatives choose the one which is spelt wrongly.

(a) Diseminated

(b) appraise

(c) arrangement

(d) camouflage

Q10. out of the four alternatives choose the one which is spelt wrongly.

(a) procedurel

(b) providential

(c) prescription

(d) squatter

Directions (11- 12): 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.

 Q11. You’re in for it.

(a) Getting what one had demanded.

(b) Getting in an agreement by accepting the terms.

(c) Being accepted as a member

(d) Going to get into trouble and be punished.

Q12. To blow hot and cold

(a) Unfavourable weather

(b)Too many terms and conditions

(c) To be changing one’s opinion

(d) None of these

 Directions(13-16): 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.

Q13. America’s nuclear arsenal has expanded, but China’s and Pakistan’s to.

(a) but China’s and Pakistan’s too

(b) and also China’s and Pakistan’s

(c) but so have China’s and Pakistan’s

(d) No improvement

Q14.I am concerned about my husband as he smokes a lot.

(a) for

(b) from

(c) at

(d) No improvement

Q15.Doctors are loath to prescribe powerful painkillers because their abuse as addictive drugs is a danger for many patients.

(a) their abuse as addictive drugs are

(b) as addictive drugs, their abuse is

(c) the abuse of such addictive drugs is

(d) No improvement

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Q16. The committee have been unable to agree to any sort of consensus or compromise among themselves, so the item was tabled.

(a) Comitte has been

(b) Committee has been

(c) Committee is been

(d) No improvement

 Directions(17-18): Out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

 Q17. MITIGATE :                      

(a) Adore

(b) Saturate

(c) proclaim

(d) Aggravate

Q18. LONGEVITY :                             

(a) Latitude

(b) Evanescence

(c) Solemnity

(d) Lightness

Directions(19-20): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.


(a) soar

(b) agitate

(c) change

(d) float


(a) licensure

(b) forgiveness

(c) absolution

(d) washing

 Directions(21- 25): You have a  passage with questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark in the answer sheet.

A recent trip to Lucknow was an instant eye-opener and a more instant stimulus to introspection. The realization of self degradation started from the station itself. All set to fight the autowallah in Lucknow and accuse him of being a rude fleecer, I was stopped mid-sentence by his demeanour. He
was mild, polished and totally agreeable to whatever I would pay him. He was sure I would not pay less than what the fare should be because he felt I had enough money to do so. Of course the respectful way he spoke to me took me completely off guard, and made me a wee bit ashamed. The aggression which one has to display all the time in Delhi, I realized was not needed here. In fact, it was shocking for the autowallah to encounter a presumptuous woman yearning for a fight. That’s what Delhi does to you. It takes away your polish. Unlike Delhi, Lucknow prefers to stay away from hysterical momentum.

It takes an easy pace of life, teaches residents to stay cool, enjoy food, take siestas and work without hitting the breakneck speed barrier. It has set its priorities right. It nurtures its young and it loves its old. In Delhi, morning walkers go for expensive paraphernalia. You need to drive at least five kms to hunt for a park. Back in Lucknow simply walk out of your house and your walk begins. No traffic
and no pollution.

 Q21. Morning walkers in Lucknow require

(a) a park outside their house

(b) expensive paraphernalia

(c) good sports gear

(d) almost nothing.

Q22. Your personality in Delhi becomes

(a) negative and aggressive

(b) agreeable and submissive

(c) polished and assertive

(d) negative and submissive

Q23. The author was all set to fight with the autorickshaw driver in Lucknow as

(a) he expected her to pay more than was due

(b) she was sure he would be unjust

(c) her experience in Delhi had taught her to mistrust autowallahs

(d) he was unbelievably discourteous

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Q24. The word ‘presumptuous’ in the passage means

(a) modest

(b) rude

(c) proud

(d) imaginative

Q25.The trip to Lucknow was an eye opener for the author because

(a) she realized that every city in India needs to love its old and calm down its young

(b) she realized that she was full of positivity

(c) she had begun to doubt everyone around her

(d) all of the above


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