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SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English Question with Solution 1st December 2016

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English Question with Solution 1st December 2016

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English Question with Solution 1st December 2016.

Q1. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.

The burglar stole all the money(A)/ in the house but surprisingly missed(B)/ the jewelleries in the locker.(C)/ No error(D)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

Q2. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.

No one wants to drive to work anymore(A)/ because of traffic jams (B)/ at rush hour.(C)/ No error (D)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

Q3. In the following question, sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for the question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Eight cylinder engines are _______ that use great amount of petrol.

(a) conveyances

(b) devices

(c) instruments

(d) apparatus

Q4.  In the following question, sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for the question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The order is __________ and you must abide by it, as there is not even the slightest chance of its being modified or withdrawn.

(a) irretrievable

(b) irreparable

(c) irrevocable

(d) irreconcilable

Q5. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Pernicious

(a) filthy

(b) foul

(c) continuous

(d) injurious

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

Q6.  In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Fickle

(a) debilitating

(b) firm

(c) repulsive

(d) yielding

Q7. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

Mare’s nest

(a) phenomenal discovery

(b) worthless thing

(c) joyful event

(d) huge mistake

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

Q8. In the following question the 1st and the last part of the sentence/passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence/ passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence/passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

  1. The telephone is the most tyrannical of all the machines we have invented.
    P. We might be watching television, reading a book, or doing some gardening.
    Q. It uses us more than we use it.
    R. But at the first summon, we hasten to answer its call.
    S. It rings frantically whenever we are in the middle of doing something else.
  2. Are we not like slaves hastening to their whip-cracking masters?

(a) SPRQ

(b) SRPQ

(c) QSPR

(d) QPSR

Q9. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

A person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others.

(a) egoist

(b) unselfish

(c) altruist

(d) welfarist

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English
Q10. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

He had already torn the pages of the book.

(a) The pages of the book has already been torn by him.

(b) The pages of the book have already been torn by him.

(c) The pages of the book had already been torn by him.

(d) The pages of the book had already torn by him.

Q11. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

She had locked the door, before she left.

(a) She locks the door, before she leaves.

(b) She locked the door and left.

(c) The door was locked by her, before she took leave.

(d) The door had been locked by her, before she left.

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

Q12. In the following question, a sentence/a part of sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, choose “No Improvement” option.

He behaves as if he is the supreme leader.

(a) as he is

(b) as if he were

(c) as if he was

(d) No improvement

Q13. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

The Prime Minister said at a meeting,”There is no need of a working President for the party now.”

(a) The Prime Minister told a meeting that there was no need of a working President for the party now.

(b) The Prime Minister said at a meeting that there was no need of a working president for the part

then.

(c) The Prime Minister told a meeting that there was no need of a working President then.

(d) The Prime Minister addressed a meeting that there was no need of a working President for the party

then.

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Previous Year Paper English

Q14. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

“Well ,well,” He said. “A strange man!”

(a) A strange man said well well.

(b) He said that well is a strange man.

(c) He observed that he was a strange man.

(d) He commented that the strange man was well.

Q15. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

He said,”Sita, when is the next train?”

(a) He said to Sita when the next train was.

(b) He asked Sita when the next train was.

(c) He asked Sita about the next train.

(d) He asked when the next train is.

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