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Exercise-25 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-25 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-25 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. “Many happy returns of your birthday”, we said.

  1. We greeted him on his birthday.
  2. We said that many happy returns of your birthday.
  3. We wished him many happy returns of his birthday.
  4. We prayed for many happy returns of his birthday.

Q2.  “Fie! a soldier and afraid of fighting!” said Babar.

  1. Babar exclaimed with surprise that a soldier should be afraid of fighting.
  2. Addressing a soldier, Babar cursed him that he should be afraid of fighting.
  3. Babar cursed the soldier who was afraid of fighting.
  4. Babar cursed and exclaimed that a soldier should not be afraid of fighting


[Q] Directions (3-7)  : In the following questions you have some passage with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Passage (Q3-Q7)

Inside a local eatery on a recent night, I noticed a fat brown dot walking along the counter top. As it ducked in and around the napkin holder, hid in a crack near the menu rack then made a dash for glass of ice water, it became clear that this was no ordinary creature, This was a cockroach, the most enduring of all mankind’s associates. Although my appetite was gone, the waitress wasn’t even embarassed. But she did become frustrated when she tried to kill it. With a roll of newspaper in hand, she took a mighty swat, then tossed the paper into a trash can. A few seconds later, here comes the cockroach, walking out of the newspaper roll, little stunned but apparently as thirsty as ever as it made its way back to the bar.

 Q3. The “fat brown dot” in paragraph one refers to

  1. a bug
  2. a waiter
  3. a cockroach
  4. a fly

Q4.  The writer’s response to the waitress reaction was one of

  1. anger
  2. surprise
  3. frustration
  4. agitation

Q5. At the end of the incident the cockroach was

  1. dead
  2. unconscious
  3. eliminated
  4. alive

Q6.  A local “eatery” in paragraph one refers to

  1. a restaurant
  2. a hotel
  3. a canteen
  4. a kitchen

Q7.  The word “creature” in the phrase “no ordinary creature” in the first paragraph refers to

  1. a reptile
  2. an insect
  3. an alien
  4. an organism

Exercise-25 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English--HIT The TARGET

[Q] Directions In question no. 8-12 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.

Q8.  They say he can teach almost anything in this world.

  1. It is said that almost anything in this world can be taught by him.
  2. It was said that, almost anything could be taught by him.
  3. They say almost anything could be taught by him.
  4. They say anything almost will be taught by him.

Q9. We expect good news.

  1. Good news is expected by us.
  2. Let good news be expected.
  3. Let us expect good news.
  4. Expecting good news from them.

Q10.  One could see her lying on the flowerbeds.

  1. Flowerbeds could be seen lying on her.
  2. She could see one lying on flowerbeds.
  3. She could be seen lying on flowerbeds.
  4. She could be lying on flowerbeds seen.

Q11.  We understand that he opposes our views.

  1. It is understood by us that he opposes our views.
  2. That he opposes our views, is understood by us.
  3. That our views are opposed is understood by us.
  4. Our views are opposed, that is understood by us.

Q12.  Can we send the parcel tomorrow ?

  1. Can be the parcel sent by us tomorrow ?
  2. Can we be sent by the parcel tomorrow ? .
  3. Can the parcel be sent by us tomorrow?
  4. Can the parcel sent by us tomorrow?

[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.  The meek and the humble(a)/ has no place in today’s world (b)/where there is cut throat competition everywhere.(c)/No error (d)

  1.  a
  2.  b
  3.  c
  4.  d

Q14.   The government has acquired(a)/ hundred hectares of land to construct(b)/ a blocks of residential flats.(c) /No error (d)

  1.  a
  2.  b
  3.  c
  4.  d

Q15.   You can get to know(a)/ all that you want to know(b)/ by reading this prospectus.(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. watchful
  2. energetic
  3. observant
  4. sharp

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


  1.  consoling
  2. shocking
  3. scaring
  4. horrifying


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

  1.  comitment
  2. comitmment
  3. commitment
  4. comitmant

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.

It is a bit dicey that the match will be conducted in this weather.

  1. sure
  2. uncertain
  3. pre decided
  4. cancelled

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:- The neck has a long spinal column protecting the spinal cord and nerves.

P. In rare cases it can occur due to cancer as well.

Q. Neck pain can occur due to injuries, degeneration of spinal disc disorders and posture arthritis.

R. It is caused by different factors but most of them are not serious,

S. It is prone to a lot of injuries because of its precarious position

6:- Neck pain is considered one of the most common workplace diseases.

  1. PQSR
  2. SQRP
  3. QRPS
  4. SPQR


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