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Exercise-26 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-26 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-26 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 cooked the food and sent it to the orphanage.

  1. The cooked food was sent to the orphanage by them
  2. The food was cooked and sent to the orphanage by them
  3. The food was sent to the orphanage by them
  4. The food was cooked and sent by them

Q2.  Their dog bit our neighbour yesterday.

  1. Our neighbour bit their dog yesterday.
  2. Our neighbour bitten by their dog yesterday
  3. Our neighbour was bitten by their dog yesterday
  4. Our neighbour were bit by their dog yesterday

Q3.  The MD told us about the new project.

  1. We were told about the new project by the MD
  2. We are told about the new project by the MD
  3. We told by MD about the new project
  4.  We had been told by MD about project

Q4.  The Minister had already informed his Cabinet about his decision.

  1. His Cabinet was already informed about the Minister’s decision
  2. His Cabinet has already informed the Minister about his decision
  3. His Cabinet had already been informed about his decision by the Minister
  4. His Cabinet will have already been informed about the Minister’s decision

Q5.  Sayali gave the beggar an old sari.

  1. An old sari was given to Sayali by the beggar
  2. An old sari was given to the beggar by Sayali
  3. The beggar was being given an old sari by Sayali
  4. The beggar had to be given an old sari by Sayali

Exercise-26 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English--HIT The TARGET

[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. Luckily we’ve got the few minutes to spare.

  1. quite few
  2. a little
  3. a few
  4. No improvement

Q7.  I prefer tea rather than coffee.

  1. and
  2. over
  3. to
  4. No improvement

Q8.  Who does not grasp the recently formed Commonwealth Independent States?

  1. know
  2. Identify
  3. understand
  4. No improvement

Q9.  You may sign on this paper.

  1. sign at this paper
  2. sign this paper
  3. sign upon this paper
  4. No improvement

Q10.  All that is human must revert if it does not advance

  1. retrograde
  2. withdraw
  3. retire
  4. No improvement

[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.  The priest emphasized [a]/that it is the duty (b) / of all Christians to love each other. (c)/ No error (d)

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

Q12.  This is the boy [a]/ that I think had won (b)/ the gold medal in the dance competition. (c) / No error (d)

  1.  a
  2.  b
  3.  c
  4. d

Q13.  The number of unemployed graduates has risen [a]/ this year by (b)/ as much as 50%.(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:- Before presenting a paper it is advisable to choose a subject of your interest.

P. When presenting your paper speak distinctly and pleasantly.

Q. Next, ‘read up’ about it, before you write the paper.

R. Then prior to writing make a clear plan to ensure orderly presentation.

S. While reading, you should make notes.

6:- In this way, the interest of the listeners is enhanced and you are appreciated.

  1. RSQP
  2. PQRS
  3. QSRP
  4. SQRP


1:- Environment is the place where all forms of life exist, live and prosper.

P. Thus, there is a network of life forms with a close association among themselves and with the non living matter,

Q. Any life form can exist on earth only if the integrity of all the components are maintained.

R, Human life is closely linked with all the other forms in the environment and also with the inanimate objects like air ,water and land.

S. . If anyone component of this network, is disturbed, it will have a profound adverse effect on all other components.

6:- Protecting Environment is an important item of life.

  1. QRSP
  2. RPSQ
  3. PQSR
  4. SQPR

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


  1. failure
  2. helplessness
  3. crisis
  4. misfortune

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


  1. charged
  2. released
  3. dismissed
  4. acquitted

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

  1. Consensus
  2. concensus
  3. consencus
  4. consenssus

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 sound fishy

  1. To see signs of plague epidemic
  2. To get bad small of a bad dead rat
  3. To be doubtful
  4. To be in a bad mood

Q20.  To drive home

  1. To find one’s roots
  2. To return to place of rest
  3. Back to original position
  4.  To emphasize


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