SSC CGL 2020 : 13 Aug 2021 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1


Directions: Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

The invigilator is advising the students not to carry calculators into the examination hall.


Options

A

The students are being advised by the invigilator not to carry calculators into the examination hall.

The students are being advised by the invigilator not to carry calculators into the examination hall.

B

The students have been advised not to carry calculators into the examination hall by the invigilator.

The students have been advised not to carry calculators into the examination hall by the invigilator.

C

The students were advised not to carry calculators into the examination hall

The students were advised not to carry calculators into the examination hall

D

The students were advised the invigilator not to carry calculators into the examination hall.

The students were advised the invigilator not to carry calculators into the examination hall.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

The students are being advised by the invigilator not to carry calculators into the examination hall.


Question 2


Directions: Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

India is formally moving ahead to ______ 21 MIG-29 and 12 Sukhoi-30MKI fighters from Russia along with upgrades of their existing fleets.


Options

A

accomplish

accomplish

B

achieve

achieve

C

advance

advance

D

procure

procure


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

procure


Question 3


Directions: Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the right order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.

A. But the eagle, in wrath, gave the beetle a flap of his wing, and straightaway seized upon the hare and devoured him.

B. The beetle, therefore, interceded with the eagle, begging of him not to kill the poor suppliant, and pleaded with him not to kill so small an animal.

C. When the eagle flew away, the beetle flew after him, to learn where his nest was.

D. A hare, being pursued by an eagle, took himself for refuge to the nest of a beetle, whom he begged to save him.


Options

A

ACDB

ACDB

B

DCAB

DCAB

C

CBAD

CBAD

D

DBAC

DBAC


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

DBAC


Question 4


Directions: Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Bang for the buck


Options

A

A sorrowful heart

A sorrowful heart

B

More value for money

More value for money

C

Dash against something

Dash against something

D

Less value for money

Less value for money


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

More value for money


Question 5


Directions: Select the option that expresses the given sentence in indirect speech.

“Everything is going to be alright,” said the doctor.


Options

A

The doctor said that everything are going to be alright.

The doctor said that everything are going to be alright.

B

The doctor said that everything will be alright.

The doctor said that everything will be alright.

C

The doctor said that everything was going to be alright.

The doctor said that everything was going to be alright.

D

The doctor said that everything is going to be alright.

The doctor said that everything is going to be alright.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The doctor said that everything was going to be alright.


Question 6


Directions: Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Generic


Options

A

Specific

Specific

B

Definite

Definite

C

Universal

Universal

D

Precise

Precise


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Universal


Question 7


Directions: Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Raise the bar


Options

A

To grow taller

To grow taller

B

To set higher goals

To set higher goals

C

To win a competition

To win a competition

D

To raise the price

To raise the price


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

To set higher goals


Question 8


Directions: Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A herd or flock of animals being driven in a body


Options

A

Crowd

Crowd

B

Cluster

Cluster

C

Throng

Throng

D

Drove

Drove


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Drove


Question 9


Directions: Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Regime


Options

A

Country

Country

B

Rule

Rule

C

Territory

Territory

D

Space

Space


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Rule


Question 10


Directions: Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.

The toy drummer plays the drum if you press the button at the back.


Options

A

will play the drum if you will press

will play the drum if you will press

B

playing the drum if you pressed

playing the drum if you pressed

C

played the drum if you are pressing

played the drum if you are pressing

D

No substitution

No substitution


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No substitution


Question 11


Directions: Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Unmanageable

Unmanageable

B

Wildernesses

Wildernesses

C

Voilence

Voilence

D

Exterminated

Exterminated


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Voilence


Question 12


Directions: Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Gradual


Options

A

Abrupt

Abrupt

B

Slow

Slow

C

Regular

Regular

D

Gentle

Gentle


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Abrupt


Question 13


Directions: Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the right order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.

A. When we got near, we saw it was the steam rising from hot springs.

B. We saw in the distance a great column of smoke.

C. We wondered if it came from a chimney or a burning house.

D. We thought of taking a bath in the hot water.


Options

A

BCDA

BCDA

B

ABCD

ABCD

C

BCAD

BCAD

D

ACDB

ACDB


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

BCAD


Question 14


Directions: Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Work and domestic ______ made Kajal short-tempered.


Options

A

pressures

pressures

B

weights

weights

C

gravities

gravities

D

forces

forces


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

pressures


Question 15


Directions: Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Pieceful

Pieceful

B

Creature

Creature

C

Specified

Specified

D

Decrease

Decrease


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Pieceful


Question 16


Directions: Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Seize


Options

A

Grab

Grab

B

Catch

Catch

C

Snatch

Snatch

D

Loosen

Loosen


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Loosen


Question 17


Directions: The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

You must avoid riding in a crowded bus / or travelling in a metro / during rush hour / as both are quiet unpleasant experiences.


Options

A

as both are quiet unpleasant experiences

as both are quiet unpleasant experiences

B

during rush hour

during rush hour

C

or travelling in a metro

or travelling in a metro

D

You must avoid riding in a crowded bus

You must avoid riding in a crowded bus


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

as both are quiet unpleasant experiences


Question 18


Directions: The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Had you / not reached in time, / we will have / lost our lives.


Options

A

Had you

Had you

B

lost our lives

lost our lives

C

not reached in time

not reached in time

D

we will have

we will have


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

we will have


Question 19


Directions: Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.

While washing your hands, rub them together for 20 seconds to remove the microbes on them.


Options

A

the microbes on their

the microbes on their

B

the microbes on those

the microbes on those

C

the microbes on they

the microbes on they

D

No substitution

No substitution


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No substitution


Question 20


Directions: Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A group of three novels or plays, each complete in itself


Options

A

Triplet

Triplet

B

Trivet

Trivet

C

Triumvir

Triumvir

D

Trilogy

Trilogy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Trilogy


Question 21


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

of

of

B

through

through

C

by

by

D

with

with


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

by


Question 22


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

midst

midst

B

after

after

C

between

between

D

among

among


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

between


Question 23


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

for

for

B

at

at

C

to

to

D

of

of


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

to


Question 24


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

then

then

B

than

than

C

though

though

D

and

and


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

than


Question 25


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5

Options

A

pacify

pacify

B

appease

appease

C

soothe

soothe

D

calm

calm


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

soothe


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