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SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper 1 September 2016 - English language & Comprehension

Updated on 15 February 2020
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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.

RECEPTACLE

a. COMPARTMENT

b. HOLE

c. CONTAINER

d. FUNNEL


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

VANITY

a. PRIDE

b. LOVE

c. COURAGE

d. HUMILITY


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

a. Acquisision

b. Acqiusition

c. Acquisition

d. Acquisetion


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.

If you permit me to speak the truth (A) / I shall state without hesitation (B) / that you have done a mistake (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.

I succeeded persuading him (A) / to come with me (B) / only after hours of argument (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.

Vermin (A) / does much harm (B) / to crops (C) / No Error (D)

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D


Question 7.The sentence given with blank is to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested. choose the correct alternative .

Light is _____ than sound.

a. faster

b. more faster

c. sounder

d. lighter


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Question 8. The sentence given with blank is to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested. choose the correct alternative .

The man _____ for the purpose never did what was expected of him.

a. supplied

b. favoured

c. employed

d. cited


Question 9. The sentence given with blank is to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested. choose the correct alternative .

There was a serious _____ between the two brothers.

a. altercation

b. alteration

c. aberration

d. altieration


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

To give oneself airs

a. Space to breathe

b. Time

c. Acting strange

d. Behaving arrogantly



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

At a stone's throw

a. At a short distance

b. At a place where quarrels take place

c. At a great distance

d. A quarry


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

Bone of contention

a. A delicious non-vegetarian item

b. An item which made them content

c. Cause for quarrel

d. A link between them


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

A person who has lost the protection of the law

a. Outlaw

b. Immigrant

c. Outcast

d. Orphan


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

Falsification of documents etc.

a. Xeroxing

b. Forgery

c. Laminating

d. Copying


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

To make atonement for one's sins

a. Expiate

b. Renounce

c. Remonstrate

d. Recant


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".

The boys absented themselves for two days.

a. were absented

b. absented

c. had absented

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

My mother insists on setting up something every day for charity.

a. on

b. in

c. aside

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".

He began on a new business venture.

a. embarked

b. begun

c. opened

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

I have to say them the truth.

a. tell

b. state

c. speak

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

The SSB will interview the candidate between 11 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

a. 11.00 am to 3 pm

b. 11.00 from 3 pm

c. 11.am by 3.00 pm

d. No improvement


Question 21. What did man do in his spare time?

a. Made stone tools

b. Made hoes or pots

c. Weave cloth

d. All of the above


Question 22. In the passage, "division of labour" means?

a. Specialization to acquire greater skills

b. Learning arithmetic

c. Working in groups

d. Working from home


Question 23. To which period do the Neolithic times refer:

a. Later part of the Stone Age

b. Early part of the Stone Age

c. Later part of the Ice Age

d. Medieval times


Question 24. Chiefs were elected by the community for their

a. age

b. qualities of leadership

c. responsibility and courage

d. trust and loyalty


Question 25. The meaning of 'privilege' is

a. allowance

b. favour

c. benefit

d. interest






All The Best To All The SSC CGL 2020 Aspirants !


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