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SSC CGL Practice Paper : English | Online Preparation Tier – 2 (2016)

SSC CGL Practice Paper : English | Online Preparation Tier – 2 (2016)

SSC CGL Practice Paper : English | Online Preparation Tier – 2 (2016)


Directions : In question no. (103 to 107) 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.


Q103. ………. doctor is giving you medical treatment ?

(a) Who

(b) When

(c) Which

(d) how


Q104. Attack…….. said to be the best form of defence.

(a) was

(b) is

(c) are

(d) could


Q105. We must ……………………..our students on subjects like health and sanitation besides usual subjects.

(a) impart

(b) insist

(c) take

(d) educate


Q106. The library expects you to return each and every book that you have…………………………….

(a) handed

(b) demanded

(c) taken

(d) lent


Q107. You have played a great role;…………………….. your help I possibly would have landed into a problem.

(a) despite

(b) without

(c) although

(d) unless


Directions : In questions (108 to 110) choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given word.


Q108. Repartee

(a) Refuse

(b) Celebrate

(c) Quick witty reply

(d) Question


Q109. Exhort

(a) Recommend

(b) Coax

(c) Urge

(d) Push


Q110. Lurid

(a) Happy

(b) Abundant

(c) Bright

(d) Shocking


Directions : In questions (111 to 113) choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it.


Q111. Omit

(a) exclude

(b) include

(c) undertake

(d) add


Q112. Integration

(a) unity

(b) synthesis

(c) linking

(d) fragmentation


Q113. Miniature

(a) large

(b) small

(c) heavy

(d) least


Directions : In questions (114 to 116) four words are given in each question out of which only one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word and mark it.



(a) temporary

(b) worried

(c) sergent

(d) oriented



(a) ineffable

(b) Replacable

(c) Replacement

(d) Relieve



(a) Deceit

(b) Labrinth

(c) Laborious

(d) runner


Directions : In question no. (117 to 126) four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it.


Q117. a tight fisted person

(a) to demonstrate discipline

(b) a miser

(c) to operate efficiently

(d) all of the above


Q118. break something down

(a) to stop moving

(b) to cross into new territory

(c) to divide and study in detail

(d) to destroy for research


Q119. as lazy as a dog

(a) slothful

(b) lethargic

(c) indolent

(d) all of the above


Q120. pay homage to

(a) to pay respect to

(b) to acknowledge

(c) to recognize

(d) all of the above

SSC CGL Practice Paper : English | Online Preparation Tier - 2 (2016)

Q121. burn the candle at both ends

(a) to waste resources

(b) to burn candles for an experiment

(c) to keep two fires burning at night

(d) to keep warm with two candles


Q122. double-edged sword

(a) when something is harmful to oneself as well as others

(b) when the outcome can be certain and reliable

(c) when the outcome is similar

(d) when there is no clear outcome


Q123. clear the air about

(a) to eliminate any ambiguity

(b) to set right

(c) to make clear once and for all

(d) make everyone know


Q124. expand one’s horizons

(a) to invade a country

(b) to explore new territory

(c) to invest in a country

(d) to stay close to home


Q125. to rope in

(a) to make a lot of transgressions

(b) to make a lot hybrids

(c) to make someone available

(d) to make a lot of friends


Q126.  cost an arm and a leg

(a) to pay heavily

(b) to be extremely costly

(c) to be not affordable

(d) all of the above


Directions : In question no. (127 to 146) 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. Then find the correct answer and mark it.



  1. The dead do sometimes tell tales. If you know how to look for them.
  2. P. The flesh of bomb victims is shredded and may be seized by chemicals.
  3. Q. In the autopsy rooms of the Suffolk country; the medical examiner and his team were looking for clues that could explain how the passengers of TWA Flight 800 died
  4. R. But most of the corpses he examined had been killed by the impact of hitting the water from a height of more than two miles.
  5. The body of a person lulled by a bomb looks different from the body of a victim in an ordinary plane crash.
  6. 6. The mystery of their deaths will be solved in time, but it won’t be easy or quick.

(a) SRQP

(b) PQRS

(c) QSPR

(d) RSPQ



  1. Most people are afraid of snakes.
  2. P. There may, be some truth in this theory, because Monkeys have a deep, instinctive fear of pythons and other tree snakes.
  3. But this fear is as irrational as the fear of ghosts.
  4. R. Any way, snakes have been feared and hated for thousands of years.
  5. S. The fear of snakes, according to some biologists, may be an instinct passed on to us by our ancestors.
  6. 6. In the literature of many countries the snake is regarded as a symbol of evil.

(a) PQRS

(b) QPSR

(c) RQSP

(d) QSPR



1: One of the reasons why people wear clothes is to protect their bodies.

P: In cold countries, on the other hand, people wear woollen clothes which keep the body warm.

Q: Besides cotton and wool,new fibres such as nylon and rayon are also used today for clothes.

R: In hot countries like India, people wear clothes made of cotton which are cool.

S: The body has to be protected from cold and heat.

6: We can say, therefore, that all our clothes are made from three different materials-animal

fur or skins, plant fibres and artificial fibres.

(a) PQRS

(b) SRPQ     

(c) QSRP

(d) PSRQ



1: A man should give the same care to himself that he gives to his car.

P: And sooner or later there comes a complete breakdown.

Q: Everyday tens of thousands of men are trying to work when their bodies and minds are in need of repair work.

R: For worry pulls down the mind and fatigue pulls down the body.

S: He does not try to drive his car when there is something wrong with it, he has to put it in order.

6: Man should realize that most worry and fatigue can be prevented.

(a) PSRQ

(b) QPSR

(c) RSQP

(d) SQPR



1: In our home everyone drinks milk at least once a day.

P: All these we owe to our milkman

Q: We, the children get milk twice a day.

R: He says, he is 18, but he is not sure.

S: We also eat curd, and enjoy but likes milk.

6: Probably he needs more milk than we.

(a) SRPQ

(b) QSPR

(c) PRQS

(d) PSRQ



1: My parents decided to leave for Darjeeling for spending a few days there as well as for getting relief from the grip of tremendous hit of Kolkata.

P: We reached the station and got into a sleeper class compartment.

Q: I along with my parents and younger brother got prepared in all sorts and started for railway station to avail the Darjeeling mail.

R: So I was very much excited at the decision of visiting such a hilly place.

S: Never had I had the opportunity to visit the snow –clad mountains before.

6: My father arranged for reservations in the advance.

(a) RSQP

(b) SRQP

(c) SQRP

(d) SPRQ



  1. Freedom is first of all a personal matter.
  2. A man who will not submit to the discipline of his chosen occupation is not free to be a great surgeon, or engineer, or golfer, or executive.
  3. Life imposes a drastic discipline on all living things, including human beings.
  4. We are free to eat poison or jump off a tall building, but not to escape the consequences.
  5. We are bound by the laws of cause and effect.
  6. Nature, more over, binds the arbitrary limits of mind and body; we are not free to do, by whatever effort, what is beyond our capacity.

(a) QRSP

(b) RSPQ

(c) PQRS

(d) SRQP



  1. 1. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
  2. But for the morning tea, I had to wait for someone to get up before me.
  3. This saying inspired me to rise early.
  4. That day I was the first to get up.
  5. One day I got up early in the morning.
  6. One day I realised that it was a waste of time to get up early and wait for the morning tea.

(a) QSRP

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR



  1. A wood-cutter was cutting a tree on a river bank.
  2. P. He knelt down and prayed.
  3. His axe slipped and fell into the water.
  4. God Mercury’ appeared before him and asked about the matter.
  5. He could not get it back as the river was very deep.
  6. He dived into the water and came up with an axe of gold.

(a) RPQS

(b) RPSQ

(c) QSRP

(d) QSPR



  1. A dog stole a piece of a meat from a butcher’s shop.
  2. He barked in anger.
  3. He ran to the jungle with the piece of meat.
  4. He saw his reflection.
  5. He crossed a river on the way.
  6. He lost his piece of meat.

(a) QPSR

(b) QSRP

(c) QPRS

(d) SRPQ



  1. Ramai and Samai were two poor young men.
  2. On market day they sold their labour.
  3. The lived near Mahespur.
  4. On other days, they remained in the village looking for work.
  5. They wanted regular work.
  6. The headman gave them two plots.

(a) QPRS     

(b) RPQS

(c) SPQR

(d) PQRS



  1. Roger wanted to become a doctor.
  2. He put away enough money to pay his first year fees.
  3. They could not afford the fees.
  4. Undaunted, he got himself a job in the dockyard.
  5. However, he came from a poor family.
  6. Once enrolled, he was recognised as a gifted student, and scholarships took care of the rest of this studies.

(a) SRPQ

(b) PRSQ

(c) SQRP

(d) QRSP



  1. I went to my friend last week.
  2. He politely refused to oblige me.
  3. I did not speak even a single word.
  4. Actually I wanted his scooter for a day. .
  5. I felt ashamed of myself.
  6. I was mistaken in assessing a true friendship.

(a) RPQS     

(b) PRQS

(c) SRPQ

(d) QRSP



  1. 1. He wanted to adopt his father’s profession.
  2. He was influenced by his strong desire to see India free.
  3. From now on, he was a changed man.
  4. He made up his mind.
  5. He came in contact with Mahatma Gandhi.
  6. He wished to change the lot of the naked and hungry masses of India.

(a) QRPS

(b) SPRQ

(c) RSPQ

(d) PQSR



  1. Reena made a cup of tea in this manner.
  2. Next, she added milk and sugar.
  3. When the water was boiling she added tea-leaves.
  4. She turned off the gas.
  5. First she put the water to boil.
  6. Finally, she poured the tea into cup.

(a) SQPR

(b) QPRS

(c) PRSQ

(d) RSQP



1:  A daring train robbery was committed yesterday in a sleeper class compartment of Super Express between town-1 and town-2 at about 3 am

P: Some passengers tried to resists them but to no avail.

Q: About four miscreants entered the compartment with deadly weapons and began to beat and plunder the passengers.

R: Most of the passengers were in sleep and some had just woken up.

S: Two of them sustained serious injuries.

6: One of the passengers gathered courage and pulled the alarm chain.

(a) QRPS

(b) QPRS

(c) RQPS

(d) SPQR



  1. She was an old woman with a large purse that had everything in it.
  2. It was about eleven O’clock at night.
  3. It had a long strap.
  4. She carried it slung across her shoulder.
  5. A boy ran up behind her.
  6. He tiled to snatch her purse.

(a) PQRS

(b) SQRP

(c) QRPS

(d) SRQP



  1. 1. There was a lamp hanging on the wall
  2. Then he picked a lot of jewels off the trees in tile garden
  3. Q. He put the lamp inside his Shirt
  4. He put them in his pockets
  5. S. Alladdin climbed a ladder and took down the lamp
  6. Then he put more jewels inside his shirt on top of the lamp.

(a) PRQS

(b) RSPQ

(c) SQPR

(d) QSRP



  1. 1. Gopal and Sheela felt very bored one evening
  2. Gopal wanted to stay on for the next show
  3. So they decided to go to the cinema
  4. R. They reached the theatre in time for the interval
  5. On the way there was a traffic jam
  6. 6. But Sheela wanted to return home.

(a) PSQR

(b) SQPR

(c) QSRP

(d) SQRP



  1. Ferdinand rose up to receive the messenger
  2. At the end of his account he was moved to’ tears
  3. He felL on his knees and thanked him
  4. He made him sit on a level with himself
  5. He listened to the circumstantial account of his voyage.
  6. It was a great conquest the almighty gave to a sovereign.

(a) RPSQ

(b) RSPQ

(c) QPRS

(d) PRSQ


Directions : In question no. (147 to 158) out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.


Q147. One who hates women

(a) philanthropist

(b) ascetic

(c) misogamist

(d) misogynist


Q148. A voice that cannot be heard

(a) Unheard

(b) Faint

(c) Audible

(d) Inaudible


Q149. Murder of a man

(a) Regicide

(b) Fratricide

(c) Homicide

(d) Genocide


Q150. Animal that feeds on plants

(a) Carnivorous

(b) Herbivorous

(c) Insectivorous

(d) Graminivorous


Q151. A paper written by hand

(a) handicraft

(b) handiwork

(c) manuscript

(d) thesis

SSC CGL Practice Paper : English | Online Preparation Tier - 2 (2016)

Q152. Related to moon

(a) solar

(b) moony

(c) lunar

(d) honeymoon


Q153. To secretly store more than what is allowed

(a) hoard

(b) store

(c) hide

(d) horde


Q154. Very dramatic

(a) Histrionic

(b) Hippocratic

(c) Hirsute

(d) Hoary


Q155. One who dies for a noble cause

(a) Armyman

(b) Martyr

(c) Patriot

(d) Henchman


Q156. An established principle of practical wisdom






Q157.The study of the efficiency of people in their working environment.

(a) Ergonomics

(b) Economics

(c) Entomology

(d) Epicurean


Q158. Expel from society

(a) terminate

(b) ostracize

(c) suspend

(d) expel


Directions : In question no. (159 to 178) 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 and mark it.


Q159. People call him a genius.

(a) He has been called a genius.

(b) He is called a genius by the people.

(c) The people have been calling him a genius.

(d) We all people have called him a genius.


Q160. It is being performed by us on Diwali.

(a) We are performing it on Diwali.

(b) It will be performed by us on Diwali.

(c) We can perform it on Diwali.

(d) We have to perform it on Diwali.


Q161. He had handed over the gun to the police.

(a) The gun was handed over to the police by him.

(b) The gun had been handed over to the police by him.

(c) The gun had been handed to the police by him.

(d) The police was handed over the gun by him.


Q162. The most useful training of my career was given to me by my boss.

(a) My boss has been giving me the most useful training of my career.

(b) My boss gives me the most useful training.

(c) My boss is giving me the most useful training.

(d) My boss gave me the most useful training of my career.


Q163. We have decided to close the matter finally.

(a) Close the matter finally was decided by us.

(b) To close the matter finally has been decided.

(c) It has been decided to close the matter finally.

(d) It may be decided close the matter finally by us.


Q164. The loan has to be repaid immediately with interest by you.

(a) You have to repay the loan immediately with interest.

(b) You had to repay the loan immediately with interest.

(c) You have to repay the immediate loan with interest.

(d) You have to repay the loan immediately.


Q165. The undeserving employees should be removed.

(a) They should remove the undeserving employees.

(b) They shall remove the undeserving employees.

(c) They should had removed the undeserving employees.

(d) They should removed the undeserved employees.


Q166. Wipro is financing the children in the slum areas.

(a) The children in the slum areas are financed by Wipro.

(b) The children are financed by Wipro in the slum area.

(c) In the slum areas the children are financed from Wipro.

(d) The children in the slum areas are being financed by Wipro.


Q167. One cannot expect children to be mature like adults.

(a) Children cannot be expected to be mature like adults.

(b) To be mature like adults cannot be expected in children.

(c) Children cannot be expected to be matured like adults.

(d) To be mature like adults cannot be expect by children.


Q168. Why did she weep her heart out?

(a) Why was her heart weep out by her?

(b) Why was her heart wept out by her?

(c) Why was her heart weep by her?

(d) Why her heart was wept out by her?


Q169. The entire crew was promoting the film.

(a) Promoting the film was being done by the entire crew.

(b) The film was being promote by the entire crew.

(c) The film was been promoted by the entire crew.

(d) The film was being promoted by the entire crew.


Q170. He fired her for coming late.

(a) She was fired by him for coming late.

(b) She has been fired by him for coming late.

(c) She would be fired by him for coming late.

(d) She is fired by him for coming late.


Q171. Can this matter be looked into by CBI?

(a) Can CBI be looked into this matter?

(b) Can CBI look into this matter?

(c) Could this matter be looked by CBI?

(d) Could CBI look into matter?


Q172. They touched the feet of all the elders after the wedding.

(a) The feet of all the elders were touched after the wedding

(b) The feet of all the elders were touched the wedding after.

(c) The feet of the all elders were touched after the wedding.

(d) The feet of all the elders was touched after the wedding.


Q173. He found it himself.

(a) It was found by him, himself.

(b)Himself he found it.

(c)He found it.

(d) It was found him.


Q174. A passerby took the injured to the hospital.

(a) The injured was taken to the hospital by a passerby.

(b) The injured were taken to the hospital by a passerby.

(c) The injured took to the hospital by a passerby.

(d) The injured was taken to the hospital.


Q175. How did you manage to scale the high wall?

(a) How was the high wall managed to be scaled by you?

(b) How was the high wall managed by you?

(c) How was the the high wall scaled?

(d) How was scaling the high wall managed?

SSC CGL Practice Paper : English | Online Preparation Tier - 2 (2016)

Q176. Who delayed the whole work?

(a) The whole work was delayed by whom?

(b) The whole work is delayed by who?

(c) Whom was the whole work delayed?(Incorrect structure)

(d) By who was the whole work delayed? (Incorrect words)


Q177. Commitments should be fulfilled.

(a) You must fulfil the commitments.

(b) We must fulfil the commitments.

(c) Fulfil the commitments.

(d) One should fulfil the commitments.


Q178. How much bill do you pay every month?

(a) How much bill is pay every month by you?

(b) How much bill is paid every month?

(c) How many bill is paid every month by you?

(d) How much bill is to be paid every month by you?


Directions : In questions (179 to 200) a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives part a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is d.


Q179. Your doctor may explain the importance of a proper and balanced diet in the human body.
(a) a proper and a balanced

(b) a proper or the balance
(c) the proper and balance

(d) No improvement

Q180. English today is closer to been a world language than any other language has been in history.

(a) is closer for being

(b) was closer to be

(c) is closer to being

(d) No improvement

Q181. In almost every occupation one needs simple a understanding of electricity.

(a) needed simple an

(b) need a simple

(c) needs a simple

(d) No improvement


Q182. When ice and water existed together on the same volume, the temperature remains constant.

(a) exist together in

(b) will exist together on

(c) existed together in

(d) No improvement


Q183. Scientific method as a rote item in the syllabus had little valued.

(a) had belittled value

(b) has little value

(c) have little value

(d) No improvement

Q184. We usual have a meeting of all department heads every Friday.

(a) as usual has

(b) as usually have

(c) usually have

(d) No improvement

Q185. Over fifty per cent of people in the country do not has any access to internet services.

(a) have not any

(b) are having not

(c) do not have any

(d) No Improvement

Q186. Anil’s friends have convinced him withdrawn his resignation.

(a) in withdrawing him

(b) to withdraw his

(c) to withdraw from his

(d) No Improvement


Q187. India and China have many large number of educated workers than Brazil.

(a) a larger number

(b) the largest number

(c) large numbers

(d) No Improvement


Q188. Many accidents at the factory are caused of workers do not read warning signs.

(a) is the cause of

(b) are caused by

(c) are caused because

(d) No Improvement


Q189. India has many laws for regulating to use of land in urban areas.

(a) regulated for using

(b) to regulate the use

(c) are regulating the use

(d) No Improvement

Q190. Mr. Gates is a successful entrepreneur donated most of his wealth to charity.

(a) has donated most of

(b) donated mostly

(c) who has donated most of

(d) No Improvement

Q191. Honesty is more superior to riches.
(a) more superior to

(b) superior to

(c)Far superior than

(d) No improvement

Q192. Sudha was determined to get a better job in pursuing higher studies.

(a) by pursuing higher

(b) in the pursuit of high

(c) pursuing higher

(d) No improvement


Q193. The surface of the road has got severe damage during the heavy rains last week.

(a) was getting severely damaged

(b) is been damaged severely

(c) was severely damaged

(d) No improvement

Q194. Balding is much more common in males then females.

(a) at males than females

(b) in males than females

(c) at males then females

(d) No improvement

Q195. Sun is the force before all natural phenomena that take place on our planet.

(a) behind all natural

(b) responsible all natural

(c) at all natural

(d) No improvement


Q196. Many healthy people are been infected by the virus.

(a) are having infected

(b) are being infected

(c) have been infected

(d) No improvement


Q197. It is a natural phenomena that cant be explained scientifically.

(a) a natural phenomenon

(b) a natural phenomen

(c) natural phenomenon

(d) No improvement


Q198. The standard of English in the schools is not upto the standard.

(a) upto not the standard.

(b) not upto the standards.

(c) not till the standards.

(d) No improvement.


Q199. The famous dancer died in Mumbai recently.

(a) from Mumbai recently

(b) in Mumbai recent

(c) owing to Mumbai recently

(d) No improvement.


Q200. The minister agreed will answer questions on television.

(a) to answer

(b) for answering

(c) with answering

(d) No improvement


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