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SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper 29 August 2016 - English language & Comprehension

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Previous year question paper will help you to get some ideas about the examination and eventually it will help you in SSC CGL 2020 Exam



Question 1.In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

DECIMATED

a. CAPTURED

b. DESTROYED

c. DAMAGED

d. WORRIED


Question 2.In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

INVINCIBLE

a. IMPREGNABLE

b. OMNIPRESENT

c. POWERLESS

d. POTENT


Question 3.Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the correctly spelt word.

a. Diarrhoea

b. Diarhea

c. Diarrhea

d. Diarrohea


Question 4.In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose the "No error" option.

It took her a long time(A)/to get off (B)/the death of her husband.(C)/No Error(D)

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D


Question 5.In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose the "No error" option.

It is best(A)/ to be silent(B)/ than to speak in anger.(C)/No Error(D)

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D


Question 6.In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose the "No error" option.

His father is disgusted(A)/against him for his(B)/addiction to drink.(C)/No Error(D)

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D


Question 7.The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.

The aim of a Peace Council is ________ rather than cure.

a. salvation

b. preservation

c. maintenance

d. cultivation


Question 8.The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.

He gives everyone _________ the class opportunities for practice.

a. at

b. in

c. of

d. on


Question 9.The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative.

Harish soon gained _________ in English.

a. provincialism

b. proficiency

c. efficiency

d. eminency


Question 10.In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Beggar description

a. Cannot be described

b. Something described by a beggar

c. A poor account of something

d. A description of a beggar


Question 11.In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Drag one's feet

a. Make someting more complicated

b. Expedite

c. Be reluctant to act

d. Stop working

.

Question 12.In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Hope against hope

a. Think wishfully from time to time

b. Hoped with good reason

c. Nurture an impossible hope

d. Pretend to hope

.

Question 13.Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Lack of skill

a. Inertness

b. Insistence

c. Ineptness

d. Insolence


Question 14.Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Stick with a thick end used in a mortar for pounding

a. Thistle

b. Stifle

c. Sceptre

d. Pestle


Question 15.Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

An act when people vote in order to make a decision about a particular subject or policy rather than voting for a person

a. Election

b. Exit-poll

c. By-election

d. Referendum


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Question 16.A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

Jane had told me that she hasn't done her homework.

a. told

b. tells

c. was telling

d. no improvement


Question 17.A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

This survey is concerning your health as well as that of your family.

a. concerns with

b. is concerned with

c. concerns to

d. no improvement


Question 18.A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

a. be hid

b. hide

c. be hiding

d. no improvement


Question 19.A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

A black and white goat were grazing.

a. The white and the black goat

b. A black and a white goat

c. A black and a white goat

d. no improvement


Question 20.A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

I had took the papers to John's office.

a. will took the papers

b. taken the papers

c. took the papers

d. no improvement


Question 21.A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 

"Tryst with Destiny" was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August 1247. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India.

 

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

 

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell".

To whom did Nehru deliver this famous speech?

a. Nehru delivered this speech to a massive Indian crowd in attendance.

b. Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Constituent Assembly.

c. Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Lok Sabha

d. Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Rajya Sabha.


Question 22.A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

"Tryst with Destiny" was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August 1247. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India.

 

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

 

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell".

Choose the answer which captures Nehru's belief.

a. Nehru believed that India could achieve perfection immediately.

b. Nehru said the India's struggle for freedom was new and sudden.

c. Nehru believed that India could take huge steps towards realizing its dreams.

d. Nehru believed that India's dreams were too unrealistic.


Question 23.A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

"Tryst with Destiny" was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August 1247. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India.

 

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

 

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell".

The most dominant voice in the speech is

a. the voice of optimism

b. the voice of surrender

c. the voice of negligence

d. the voice of weakness


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Question 24.A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

"Tryst with Destiny" was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August 1247. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India.

 

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

 

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell".

Select the answer which best reflects Nehru's point of view.

a. Nehru believed that Communalism would not be a problem.

b. Nehru believed that Communalism would be a positive force.

c. Nehru believed that Communalism would be dangerous for India.

d. Nehru believed that Communalism would make any nation great.


Question 25.A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

"Tryst with Destiny" was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August 1247. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India.

 

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

 

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell".

What mansion did Nehru want to see built?

a. Nehru believed that the expensive mansion of India should be built.

b. Nehru believed that the honorable mansion of India should be built.

c. Nehru believed that the simple mansion of India should be built.

d. Nehru believed that the huge mansion of India should be built.





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