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SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper 31 August 2016 - English language & Comprehension
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Question 1.In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

CONSTRAIN

a. STRESS

b. CONTRADICT

c. RESTRICT

d. OBSTRUCT


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

NONCONFORMIST

a. CONVENTIONAL

b. PRACTICAL

c. FASHIONABLE

d. NOMAD


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

a. Erroneous

b. Eronneous

c. Erronous

d. Eroneous


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, click the "No error" option.

Although I have never seen the girl before, (A)/ I recognized her at once (B)/ from her photograph (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, click the "No error" option.

There was a (A)/ comparison between (B)/ you and he (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, click the "No error" option.

He flowed into a rage (A)/ at the very (B)/ sight of that man (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.

He is _______ connected.

a. respectively

b. respective

c. respectably

d. respectable


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.

After retirement, Surti lived _______ Australia.

a. in

b. at

c. over in

d. over at


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.

He ________ the low pay.

a. moan at

b. complain about

c. grumbled at

d. ran after


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.

Pros and Cons

a. Professionals

b. Con artists

c. Professionals and con artists

d. Advantages and disadvantages


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.

Once in a blue moon

a. Very rarely

b. Common

c. Predictable

d. Ordinary


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.

Fish out of water

a. Dehydrated

b. Comfortable position

c. An uncomfortable position

d. Fish in an aquarium


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

A remedy for all diseases

a. Antiseptic

b. Antibiotic

c. Narcotics

d. Panacea


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

Of the highest quality

a. Productive

b. Reactive

c. Superlative

d. Relative


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

A place of shelter for ships

a. Harbour

b. Helipad

c. Port

d. Barrack


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. In case no improvement is needed, Choose "No improvement".

His wife is as tall if not, taller than him.

a. as tall as, if not

b. as taller if not

c. not as tall but as

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. In case no improvement is needed, Choose "No improvement".

He is a fast bowler of repute, but his yesterday's performance was not up to the mark.

a. performance for yesterday

b. yesterday performance

c. performances for yesterday

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. In case no improvement is needed, Choose "No improvement".

Owing to his respiratory problems the doctor has told him to refrain from smoking.

a. to not refrain from

b. to refrain to

c. to refrain not from

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 alternativeIn case no improvement is needed, Choose "No improvement".

He is suffering from fever for a week.

a. was suffering

b. had suffering

c. has been suffering

d. No improvement


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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. In case no improvement is needed, Choose "No improvement".

None knows how it was happened.

a. was happen

b. has happened

c. happened

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.

The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us.

I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry.

Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather."What's this?" asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago.

We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon?


What had the writer given up hope?

a. To be able to withstand this snowstorm

b. To be able to fight her way against the wind

c. That the snowstorm would improve

d. To find shelter from the wind


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.

The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us.

I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry.

Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather."What's this?" asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago.

We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon?


What did the two friends find while searching for shelter?

a. A haunted hut

b. A deserted hut

c. A very old hut

d. A very small hut


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.

The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us.

I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry.

Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather."What's this?" asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago.

We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon?


Why did the writer step cautiously inside the cabin?

a. Because she was feeling so cold that her legs had become numb

b. Because she could not see clearly in the dark

c. Because the wind made it difficult for her to enter quickly

d. Because the cabin was very dusty


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.

The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us.

I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry.

Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather."What's this?" asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago.

We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon?


What did Jane find?

a. A necklace made of gold

b. A necklace made of red ruby

c. A red-coloured necklace

d. A golden necklace with a pendant on it


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.

The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us.

I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry.

Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather."What's this?" asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago.

We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon?


What was the strange thing about the necklace?

a. It was made of marble

b. It was pink in colour

c. There was no dust in it

d. There was a picture on the pendant






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