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Exercise Set of Previous Year For English – SSC CGL / CHSL

Exercise Set of Previous Year For English – SSC CGL / CHSL

Exercise Set of Previous Year For English – SSC CGL / CHSL

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English section is considered to be one of the Major subjects of Competitive Exams but it can be the most scoring area if prepared well. Although most of the candidates are afraid of this section but it is just a myth that you cannot score well in English section. English section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly.Here, in this article we are sharing previous year English Questions. Do these questions well and take a test to know how well prepared are you.

Directions (1-5) : In the following Five questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it .

PASSAGE

A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library’s collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, e-books and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. A library is organized for use and is maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to or cannot afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who requires professional assistance with their research. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. Libraries often provide quiet areas for studying, and they also offer common areas to facilitate group study and collaboration. Libraries are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building by providing material accessible by electronic means.

Q1. In the passage a library has been defined as _____ .

(a) a place where accessibility is possible

(b) a highly restricted area

(c) a place where borrowing is not allowed

(d) a highly flexible place

Q2. Who maintains a library ?

(a) A public body, an institution, a corporation or an individual

(b) A rich business family only

(c) Any governmental agency

(d) Only educational institutions

Q3. In terms of ownership who can afford a library?

(a) Only a corporation

(b) Only a public body

(c) Only institutions

(d) Any one

Q4. Libraries range in size from _______.

(a) a few shelves of books to several million items

(b) a few books to several million books

(c) one room to a great hall

(d) one room to several acres of land

Q5. What is the present status and function of libraries?

(a) There is no privacy in a library.

(b) They have become redundant.

(c) There is privacy in a library.

(d) Libraries are confinements.

Directions (6) : In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word .

Q6. Immaculate

(a) Filthy

(b) Strong

(c) Flawless

(d) Weak

Directions (7-9) : In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it .

Q7. I was taken aback when he proposed to marry my daughter.

(a) hurt

(b) shocked

(c) pleased

(d) surprised

Q8. He had to eat humble pie for his intense rudeness.

(a) suffer humiliation

(b) earn praise

(c) determine

(d) modest behaviour

Q9. The minister took a birds eye view of the problem.

(a) visualize

(b) vision of a bird

(c) a general view from above

(d) see without giving attention

Directions (10) : In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it.

Q10. Enterprising

(a) finding out new ways of doing things

(b) taking up a new job

(c) doing a new experiment

(d) a new venture

Directions (11-13) : In the following  questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error .

Q11. My friend will not come to attend this marriage unless he is not invited

(a) No error

(b) to attend this marriage

(c) unless he is not invited.

(d) My friend will not come

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Q12. Professor Lal teaches both history as well as literature each semester.

(a) both history as well as literature

(b) No error

(c) Professor Lal teaches

(d) each semester

Q13. She is wealthy and can afford all the pleasures of life.

(a) all the pleasures of life

(b) and can afford

(c) No error

(d) She is wealthy

Directions (14-15) : In the following  questions, 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.

Q14. The application is ______ as some details are ________.

(a) rejected; missing

(b) refused; lacking

(c) returned; unfinished

(d) reverted; few

Q15. The _______ of the English language by a host of new words would ______ the old generation aghast.

(a) attack; delight

(b) introduction; surprise

(c) invasion; leave

(d) entry; shock

Directions (16-18) : In the following  questions, a sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

Q16. He learnt the lesson with great care.

(a) No improvement

(b) carefully

(c) with care

(d) carelessly

Q17. No one cared for the boy after his father died.

(a) cared for the boy since his father died

(b) took the boy for care after his father’s death

(c) No improvement

(d) took care of the boy after his father died

Q18. The hawk said that the pigeons and dove are meat birds.

(a) meet birds

(b) meek birds

(c) No improvement

(d) weak birds

Directions (19-23) : In the following Five questions of the passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

PASSAGE

Darkness ….(19)…. began to ….(20)…. on all sides. So I could not have any ….(21)…. view of the things that ….(22)…. along our way. Our train stopped at two important stations before we ….(23)…. our home town.

Q19.

(a) initially

(b) incidentally

(c) prudentially

(d) gradually

Q20.

(a) ascend

(b) transcend

(c) descend

(d) condescend

Q21. 

(a) instinct

(b) contradict

(c) distinct

(d) precinct

Q22.

(a) laid

(b) lied

(c) lain

(d) lay

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Q23.

(a) reached

(b) had reached

(c) reach

(d) have reached

Directions (24-25) : In the following  questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it .

Q24. Continuing for a long period of time without interruption

(a) Perpetual

(b) Frequenting

(c) Continuum

(d) Recurring

Q25. A planned route or journey

(a) isolate

(b) itinerant

(c) itinerary

(d) iterate

 

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