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Exercise-22 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-22 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-22 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET


[Q] Directions In question no 1 to 5, a sentence has been given in active or passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested select the one which best expresses the same sentence in active/passive voice.

Q1.  They said that the earth is round.

  1. It has been said that the earth are round
  2. That the earth is round is said by them
  3. It is said that the earth is round
  4. it was said that the earth was round

Q2.  This machine must not be used after 5.30 p.m.

  1. You can’t use the machine after 5.30 p.m.
  2. You mayn’t use the machine after 5.30 p.m.
  3. You need not use the machine after 5.30 pm.
  4. You must not use the machine after 5.30 p.m.

Q3.  Tiny houses dot the landscape.

  1. The landscape was dotted by tiny houses
  2. The landscape is being dotted by tiny houses
  3. The landscape is dotted by tiny houses
  4. The landscape has been dotted by tiny houses

Q4.  Dogs always chase cats.

  1. Cats are always chasing dogs
  2. Cats have been always chased by dogs
  3. Cats are always chased by dogs
  4. Cats are being always chased by dogs

Q5.  The farmer prepared the field.

  1. The field was prepared by the farmer
  2. The field was being prepared by the farmer
  3. The field were prepared by the farmer
  4. The field were being prepared by the farmer

[Q] Directions (6-10): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d).

Q6. We met a lot of people at our holiday.

  1. on
  2. in
  3. during
  4. No improvement

Q7.  You must remind me to post the letters.

  1. remember me
  2. have remind me
  3. have remembered me
  4. No improvement

Q8.  People whom are outdoors for long periods of time need to protect themselves to avoid the harmful effects of too much sun.

  1. who
  2. how
  3. whose
  4. No improvement

Q9.  Since setting up, the club has produced so many players.

  1. Since its inception
  2. Since have been set up
  3. Being set up
  4. No improvement

Q10.  The opposition members in the legislative assembly have decided to oppose any bills put forward by the ruling party.

  1. keep in
  2. render
  3. offer
  4. No improvement

Exercise-22 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English--HIT The TARGET

[Q] Directions: In question no 11 to 13 some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error.

Q11.  Though he has got a government job [a]/he continues to carry on (b)/ with his personal business.(c)/No error (d)

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

Q12.  The honesty is a rare quality [a]/ which is not found (b)/in the present generation.(c)/No error (d)

  1.  a
  2.  b
  3.  c
  4. d

Q13.  The government will compensate[a]/ those farmers who sell (b)/their crops below the market price.(c)/No error (d)

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

[Q] Directions: In question no 14 to 15 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:- We are still in the Cenozoic Era the Age of Mammals.

P. Will mammals, one wonders, continue to be earth’s leading animals?

Q. Or, in a hundred million years, will most of the mammals of today belong to a parade of ancient animals?

R. The great Ice Age and the time since forms a part of it.

S. No one can believe.

6:- At the moment, there is little to make us think that we will be crowded off the earth.

  1. PRQS
  2. PQRS
  3. RPQS
  4. RSPQ


1:- Jagdish’s mother was out of station and had left a few recipes for Jagdish to cook for himself. Here is one.

P. After a while he added salt and chilli powder to the slightly fried potato


Q.  He cut the washed and peeled potatoes into tiny pieces.

R. When the oil was hot, he put the potato pieces into it, stirred them now and then to prevent them from sticking to the kadai.

S. Then he put the kadai on the lighted stove and poured two table spoons of oil into it.

6:- Finally, when it was well done, he took the kadai off the stove and transferred the fried potato into a steel dish.

  1. QSRP
  2. QPRS
  3. SQRP
  4. PRQS


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


  1. Clumsy
  2. Disease
  3. Rustic
  4. Calamity

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


  1. Sanity
  2. Stupidity
  3. Sensibility
  4. Insanity

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

  1. Anamoly
  2. Anomaly
  3. Anamaly
  4. Anomoly

Q19.  In question no 19 and 20 four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To pick holes

  1. To find some reason to quarrel
  2. To find faults
  3. To criticise someone
  4. To cut some part of an item

Q20.  To catch a tartar

  1. To trap wanted criminal
  2. To catch a dangerous person
  3. To meet with disaster
  4. To deal with a person who is more than one’s match


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