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Exercise-14 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-14 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-14 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET


In question 1 and 2 out of the four alternatives suggested, suggest the one which best expresses the same sentence in Direct/Indirect.

Q1. “You are one of His men, I presume,” he said.

  1. He said that he presumed me one of His men
  2. He said that he presumed that I was one of His men
  3. He said that had presumed me as one of His men
  4. He said that he presumes that I am one of His men

Q2.  “Away !” she said to the man, “do not trouble your family anymore”.

  1. he asked the man to go away and not trouble the family any more
  2. She asked the man not to trouble the family that was away, any more
  3. She asked the man not to trouble your family any more and go Saway
  4. She asked the man to go away and not trouble his family any more

Directions: In questions 3 to 12 you have a passage where some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives.

Passage (Q3-Q12)

It may be better to consider the effects of a large scale exchange of weapons which is …….3…… in the context of current nuclear ……4…. Within a millionth of a second after a nuclear weapon is …….5…..  enough energy is released to heat the surrounding air to tons of millions of degrees Celsius, forming a hot ……6…… bubble of gases or a fireball. There is also a very intense…..7……. pulse which appears as a …..8…….. flash of light lasting for a few seconds. As the fireball rises, it spreads out to form the …….9…… mushroom cloud and its …..10……. creates strong …….11……… at the ground level. This updraft containing dust, smoke and radioactivity created by the …..12…….. forms the stem of the mushroom cloud.


  1. praiseworthy
  2. specious
  3. plausible
  4. possible


  1. stockpiles
  2. hoards
  3. storage
  4. inventories


  1. struck
  2. sparked
  3. detonated
  4. burnt


  1. light
  2. buoyant
  3. scalding
  4. cheerful


  1. hot
  2. warm
  3. boiling
  4. thermal


  1. streaking
  2. thick
  3. bright
  4. brilliant


  1. peculiar
  2. strange
  3. distinctive
  4. overpowering


  1. ascent
  2. increase
  3. growth
  4. expansion


  1. friction
  2. suction
  3. absorption
  4. engulfing


  1. mass
  2. explosion
  3. agitation
  4. gases

Exercise-14 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English--HIT The TARGET

[Q] Directions: In question no 13 to 15 some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error.

Q13.  It is not (a)/I who is (b)/to blame.(c)/No error (d)

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

Q14.   Of the two great cities (a)/the former is (b)/biggest. (c)/No error (d)

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

Q15.   When I entered into the bedroom (a)/I saw a snake crawling (b)/there.(c)/ No error (d)

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

Q16. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given word.


  1. Responsive
  2. Rational
  3. Educated
  4. Improper


Q17.  Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.


  1. Promote
  2. Pervade
  3. Dissolve
  4. Dissuade


Q18.  Four words are given in each question out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

  1. Hazardous
  2. percive
  3. incredable
  4. knowledgble

Q19. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Once his crime was discovered, he had no option but to come clean.

  1. to deny the crime
  2. to confess to the crime
  3. to accuse someone else of the crime.
  4. to apologize for the crime

Q20. The first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 to 6.The rest of the passage is split into 4 parts P,Q,R and S. These four parts are not given in the proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

1:- Unemployment  is a burning problem of India today.

P. They do not get proficiency in some technical line.

Q.The result is that our young men roam about on the roads.

R. Our schools and Universities produce more job-seeking men than the jobs available.

S. The young men only want office jobs.

6:- The incidents of thefts and other unsocial acts are due to unemployment.

  1. RQPS
  2. RPQS
  3. RSPQ
  4. RSQP


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