SSC CGL 2020 : 16 Aug 2021 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1


Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

A ______ souvenir will be released on the occasion of the World Meet.


Options

A

considerable

considerable

B

voluminous

voluminous

C

generous

generous

D

bountiful

bountiful


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

voluminous


Question 2


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

A large building with an extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft.


Options

A

Shed

Shed

B

Airport

Airport

C

Hangar

Hangar

D

Bam

Bam


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Hangar


Question 3


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

The Principal requested / the teacher’s / to monitor / and take care of the small children.


Options

A

the teacher's

the teacher's

B

to monitor

to monitor

C

The Principal requested

The Principal requested

D

 and take care of the small children

 and take care of the small children


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

the teacher's


Question 4


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. This invention has helped us to heal wounds caused by bacteria.

B. Penicillin is one of the most useful drugs man has invented.

C. In the beginning, however, very few people knew of this discovery and its use.

D. Its use has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers.


Options

A

ABCD

ABCD

B

DCBA

DCBA

C

CABD

CABD

D

BADC

BADC


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

BADC


Question 5


Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

You need not ______ so much fuss about wearing a mask when you go out.


Options

A

Cause

Cause

B

generate

generate

C

do

do

D

make

make


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

make


Question 6


Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Cerebral

Cerebral

B

Arbitrary

Arbitrary

C

Scrutinize

Scrutinize

D

Witdrawl

Witdrawl


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Witdrawl


Question 7


Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Moisture

Moisture

B

Vishious

Vishious

C

Mimic

Mimic

D

Anxious

Anxious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Vishious


Question 8


Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Invade


Options

A

Surrender

Surrender

B

Attack

Attack

C

Seize

Seize

D

Assault

Assault


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Surrender


Question 9


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

The place is too much noisy.


Options

A

No substitution

No substitution

B

much too much noisy

much too much noisy

C

much noisy

much noisy

D

too noisy

too noisy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

too noisy


Question 10


Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Transmit


Options

A

Accept

Accept

B

Catch

Catch

C

Convey

Convey

D

Receive

Receive


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Convey


Question 11


Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Toxic


Options

A

Healthy

Healthy

B

Lethal

Lethal

C

Harmful

Harmful

D

Venomous

Venomous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Healthy


Question 12


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

A person who listens to someone’s private conversation without them knowing


Options

A

Infiltrator

Infiltrator

B

Spy

Spy

C

Eavesdropper

Eavesdropper

D

Secret Agent

Secret Agent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Eavesdropper


Question 13


Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Full of beans


Options

A

Full of cowardice

Full of cowardice

B

Full of energy

Full of energy

C

A dish made of French beans

A dish made of French beans

D

A storeroom full of vegetables

A storeroom full of vegetables


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Full of energy


Question 14


Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Numerous


Options

A

Several

Several

B

Totalled

Totalled

C

Numberred

Numberred

D

Few

Few


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Several


Question 15


Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To cut a long story short


Options

A

Like to tell long stories

Like to tell long stories

B

Tell something briefly

Tell something briefly

C

Like to tell short stories

Like to tell short stories

D

Tell something in a roundabout way

Tell something in a roundabout way


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Tell something briefly


Question 16


Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

"Whom did you see at the shopping mall today?” I asked my daughter.


Options

A

I asked my daughter that whom did she saw at the shopping mall that day.

I asked my daughter that whom did she saw at the shopping mall that day.

B

I asked my daughter who she has seen at the shopping mall today. 

I asked my daughter who she has seen at the shopping mall today. 

C

I asked my daughter that whom she saw at the shopping mall on that day.

I asked my daughter that whom she saw at the shopping mall on that day.

D

I asked my daughter whom she had seen at the shopping mall that day. 

I asked my daughter whom she had seen at the shopping mall that day. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

I asked my daughter whom she had seen at the shopping mall that day. 


Question 17


Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

I wish I have come an hour sooner. 


Options

A

has

has

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

had

had

D

will

will


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

had


Question 18


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. Then I took him by the hand and led him across the street.

B. I was going to the market when I saw a blind man trying to cross the street.

C. He expressed his gratitude with folded hands.

D. I walked across to the blind man. 


Options

A

ABCD

ABCD

B

BDAC

BDAC

C

CBDA

CBDA

D

DABC

DABC


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

BDAC


Question 19


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

Someone stole his traveller's cheques when he was travelling in Europe.


Options

A

His traveller's cheques was stole when he was travelling in Europe.

His traveller's cheques was stole when he was travelling in Europe.

B

Someone had been stole his traveller's cheques when he was travelling in Europe.

Someone had been stole his traveller's cheques when he was travelling in Europe.

C

His traveller's cheques were stolen when he was travelling in Europe.

His traveller's cheques were stolen when he was travelling in Europe.

D

His traveller's cheques are stole when he was travelling in Europe.

His traveller's cheques are stole when he was travelling in Europe.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

His traveller's cheques were stolen when he was travelling in Europe.


Question 20


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.

It have been only / through writing / that men have been able / to spread their ideas to mankind.


Options

A

to spread their ideas to mankind

to spread their ideas to mankind

B

that men have been able

that men have been able

C

It have been only

It have been only

D

through writing

through writing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

It have been only


Question 21


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

Options

A

expand

expand

B

exchange

exchange

C

narrow

narrow

D

convert

convert


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

expand


Question 22


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

Options

A

backwardness

backwardness

B

enlargement

enlargement

C

succession

succession

D

transformation

transformation


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

transformation


Question 23


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

Options

A

scope

scope

B

luck

luck

C

outlook

outlook

D

routine

routine


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

outlook


Question 24


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

Options

A

maturity

maturity

B

elaboration

elaboration

C

development

development

D

ripening

ripening


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

development


Question 25


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

posture

posture

B

proportion

proportion

C

perspective

perspective

D

prejudice

prejudice


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

perspective


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