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Previous Year English Question Paper For SSC CGL / CHSL

Previous Year English Question Paper For SSC CGL / CHSL

Previous Year English Question Paper For SSC CGL / CHSL

Direction(1-3) : some part of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error.

Q1. They have (a)/ deposited the bill (b)/ last week but his phone number is still not working(c)/ No error. (d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q2. Not only she apologized to him (a)/ but also invited him to visit her (b)/ during the next holidays. (c)/ No error. (d)

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Q3. Chess  was first played (a)/ during ancient India (b)/ and then it became popular all over the world (c)/ No error (d).

(a) a

(b) b

(c) c

(d) d

Directions (4-5): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

Q4. I want you to make a……………………. study of the case and let me know all about it.

(a) through

(b) thorough

(c) though

(d) thoroughly

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Q5. The ship waited till the storm ……… before sailing out to sea.

(a) evaporated

(b) cooled

(c) abated

(d) normalized

Direction(6-8) : In the given questions  a part sentence/ a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

Q6. Each of the loans must be approved by the Senior Manager.

(a) Every loan

(b) Each one of the loan

(c) Any of the loan

(d) No improvement

Q7. He have asked for the names of those employees involved in the project in the last quarter.

(a) had asked

(b) having asked about

(c) was asked that

(d) No improvement

Q8. He is a good leader, knowing that how to motivate his employees to achieve.

(a) that known when

(b) who knows how

(c) which knows how

(d) No improvement

Direction(9) : In the questions given out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q9. Cherish

(a) Value

(b) Appreciate

(c) Admire

(d) Flatter

Direction(10) : Out of the four alternatives choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Q10. Lucid

(a) Lacking resources

(b) Lacking vitality

(c) Lacking clarity

(d) Lacking comfort

Direction(11-12): out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it.

Q11. Actions or statement that tricks people into believing something that is not true.

(a) trick

(b) Chicanery

(c) Stratagem

(d) Artifice

Q12. The knowledge and understanding that a person has about an event only after it has happened.

(a) Hindsight

(b) Foresee

(c) Foretell

(d) Omen

Direction(13-15) : Out of the four alternative choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase and mark it.

Q13. Go Dutch

(a) To be drunk

(b) Each person paying for oneself

(c) Merrymaking

(d) To go on date

Q14. Pie in the sky

(a) Impossible gain

(b) A beauty

(c) Pleasant to imagine but impossible to attain

(d) Heavealy reward after death

Q15. He keeps me in the loop.

(a) to keep informed

(b) to stay in touch

(c) to include in the friend circle

(d) to implicate

Directions (16-20): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Any regular viewer of programmes on the television will certainly have some reservations about commercials. When television shows are ….(16)…. good, the commercials that ….(17)…. them are a disgrace. One of the many bad ….. (18)…. of commercials is their loudness. They seem to be ….(19)…. as loud as the program and the viewer is almost ….(20)…. when they come on.

Q16.

(a) reasonably

(b) rationally

(c) unreasonably

(d) irrationally

Q17.

(a) join

(b) accommodate

(c) accompany

(d) admit

Q18.

(a) features

(b) feature

(c) property

(d) mark

Q19.

(a) two

(b) pair

(c) twice

(d) double

Q20.

(a) deafening

(b) blind

(c) deafened

(d) deaf

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Directions (21-25): Read the following passage and answer the question given below it. Certain words in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them easily for answering of the question.

The same high mental faculties which first led man to believe in unseen spiritual agencies and then in fetishism, would infallibly lead him, as long as his reasoning power remained poorly developed, to various strange superstitions and customs. Many of them are terrible to think of, such as the sacrifice of human beings to a blood loving God; the trial of innocent persons by the ordeal of poison or fire; witchcraft, devil-worship; necromancy- yet it is well occasionally to reflect on these superstitions, these conjurations of diabolic occult powers, for they show up what an infinite debt of gratitude we owe for the improvement of our reason to science and to the accumulated knowledge science has granted us.

Q21. It can be inferred from the passage that the author considers the kind of underdeveloped reasoning described in the passage to be a cause of

(a) apathy

(b) spontaneity

(c) barbarity

(d) skepticism

Q22. Human belief in superstitions can effectively be countered only by

(a) the high mental faculties

(b) underdeveloped reasoning powers

(c) sympathy for the innocents

(d) None of these

Q23. If the above passage is the core part of an article the best title of that could be

(a) witchcraft

(b) theology

(c) scientific method

(d) organic evolution

Q24. According to the passage, we are indebted to science for our

(a) original intellectual capacity

(b) belief in fetishism

(c) development of laws to protect the innocent

(d) liberation from irrational

Q25. According to the passage, man’s belief in unseen spiritual powers can largely be attribute to

(a) monotheism

(b) polytheism

(c) fetishism

(d) None of these

 

 

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