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Questions Answers of Previous Year For English – SSC CGL

Questions Answers of Previous Year For English – SSC CGL

Questions Answers of Previous Year For English – SSC CGL

Directions(1): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it.

Q1. Surmount

(a) overcome

(b) discount

(c) Surround

(d) capture

Directions(2): Out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it

Q2. Enervate

(a) relax

(b) strengthen

(c) mitigate

(d) grappling

Directions(3-5): A sentence or underlined part there of it is given which may need improvement. Alternatives are given at (a), (b) and (c) below, which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

Q3. Mala was hurried to reach the meeting when she slipped and fell down.

(a) is hurried

(b) was being hurried

(c) was hurrying

(d)no improvement

Q4. I suggested that he study medicine.

(a) will study

(b) studies

(c) studied

(d)no improvement

Q5. Overcoming obstacles in the course of her job giving her a lot of self-confidence.

(a) is given her

(b) she has been given

(c) will give her

(d)No improvement

CGL Previous Year
Directions(6-8): Four alternatives are given for the meaning of the given Idiom/phrase.  Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Indian/Phrase and mark it.

Q6. Break even

(a) Balance between work and personal life

(b) Show neither a profit nor a loss.

(c) Unable to maintain balance

(d) None

Q7. Looming on the horizon

(a) Visible

(b) Making preparations to welcome someone

(c) Coming soon

(d) none

Q8. Blockhead

(a) Someone stupid and stubborn

(b) Not willing to change

(c) Not finding the way

(d) None

Directions (9-11): Some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from errors, mark it (d).

Q9. When I reached home (a)/ the neighbours took my mother to the hospital fearing(b)/ that I might take too much time.(c)/No error (d)

Q10. He asked me many time if(a)/ I could lend him some money(b)/ as his business was not doing well.(c)/No error(d)

Q11. The High Court on Thursday ruled that (a)/ it is not a foreign national’s fundamental right(b)/ to seeking employment in India.(c)/No error(d)

Directions (12-13): Sentences are given with blanks to the filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it.

Q12. ________did I know about my son that we would be so immensely talented in the field of music.

(a) A little

(b) Little

(c ) The little

(d) Much

Q13.___________prepared for the outdoor party was found to have developed a foul smell overnight.

(a) All the food

(b) The all food

(c) All the foods

(d) All food

Directions (14-18): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.


The tea plant, a native of Southern China, was known …….14……. very early times to Chinese botany and medicine. It is …….15…….. to in the classics ……16……. the various names of Tou, Tseh, Chung, Kha and Ming and was…….17……. praised for possessing the viruses of …….18……. fatigue, delighting the soul, strengthening the will and repairing the eyesight.


(a) to

(b) after

(c) from

(d) beyond


(a) taken

(b) resorted

(c) awarded

(d) alluded


(a) under

(b) between

(c) among

(d) besides


(a) rarely

(b) loosely

(c) under

(d) highly


(a) absorbing

(b) relieving

(c) avoiding

(d) resolving

Directions(19-20): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q19. Recurring every seven years.

(a) Septennial

(b) Satiate

(c) Satire

(d) Sentential

Q20. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc

(a) Allegory

(b) Epic

(c) narration

(d) Lyrical

Directions(21-25):  You have passage  with questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it .


Once the leaders of the rebellion were executed or dispersed, the British Government admitted its previous errors – tacitly, of course – and sought to rectify old wrongs.
King George III, who had complained that he would go mad if his American colonies were lost, regained his spirits and proved surprisingly forgiving. No more than a third of the colonists had supported the insurrection, in any event, and six years of bloodshed and hardship that followed were quickly forgotten in the era of good feeling after the war. The colonies were placed under a unified government for the first time, and a new capital was established across the East River from Manhattan, in the fertile fields of the Brooklyn.

Q21. The passage states that the British government …………………. .

(a) was punished by the leaders of the rebellion

(b) in a way, apologised for its former mistakes after the rebellion was over

(c) agreed to release the rebels from the prison

(d) was supported by the majority of the colonies

Q22. It’s clear from the passage that  ………………….. .

(a) King George was put in a mental hospital when the American colonies rebelled

(b) one third of the colonists were killed in the attempted rebellion

(c) after the revolt, the king was not as angry as people had expected

(d) the rebels were successful in their attempt to gain power

Q23. After the war, …………………………. .

(a) a single government was formed to unite the colonies

(b) the clan fighting and rations continued for yet another six years

(c) most colonists were still not happy about their position

(d) the colonies were full of hatred because of the previous years of death and misery.

Q24. Which of the following words is similar in meaning to rectify?

(a) correct

(b) analyse

(c) fertility

(d) slumber

Questions Answers
Q25. What were the colonies placed under?

(a) a government

(b) a unified government

(c) a bilateral government

(d) a democratic government


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