SSC CGL 2020 : 16 Aug 2021 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1


 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.

“Would you liked / to have / some fries / along with your coffee, / sir?” / asked the waiter.


Options

A

Would you liked

Would you liked

B

some fries

some fries

C

asked the waiter

asked the waiter

D

along with your coffee

along with your coffee


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Would you liked


Question 2


Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Rejuvenate


Options

A

Reset

Reset

B

Retell

Retell

C

Retake

Retake

D

Refresh

Refresh


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Refresh


Question 3


Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Pessymist

Pessymist

B

Optimist

Optimist

C

Perfectionist

Perfectionist

D

Fatalist

Fatalist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Pessymist


Question 4


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

A large bedroom for a number of people in a school or institution.


Options

A

Assembly

Assembly

B

Creche

Creche

C

Hostel

Hostel

D

Dormitory

Dormitory


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Dormitory


Question 5


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

The supervisor / wanted to known / the pros and cons / of the issue.


Options

A

the pros and cons

the pros and cons

B

The supervisor

The supervisor

C

wanted to known

wanted to known

D

of the issue

of the issue


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

wanted to known


Question 6


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

Sholay is one in the most popular Hindi movies. 


Options

A

is one in the more popular

is one in the more popular

B

No substitution

No substitution

C

is in the most popular

is in the most popular

D

is one of the most popular

is one of the most popular


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

is one of the most popular


Question 7


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

Much of the truth about the mysterious death of her pet was not revealed.


Options

A

were not being revealed

were not being revealed

B

have not revealed

have not revealed

C

No substitution

No substitution

D

were not revealed

were not revealed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

No substitution


Question 8


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 awareness has motivated everyone to go for physical exercises.

B. These days people are more aware of their health.

C. In addition to physical exercises, some prefer taking health supplements too.

D. It is advisable, but one should consult a trainer/doctor before consuming health supplements.


Options

A

ADBC

ADBC

B

DBCA

DBCA

C

BACD

BACD

D

BADC

BADC


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

BACD


Question 9


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. There are many secondary reasons as well along with increasing levels of carbon.

B. The term is used to describe the unnatural rise in earth’s average temperature.

C. Increased carbon dioxide is the primary driver of global warming.

D. Global warming is the single biggest threat to life on earth today.


Options

A

DABC

DABC

B

DBCA

DBCA

C

ACBD

ACBD

D

ABCD

ABCD


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

DBCA


Question 10


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

The teacher said, “Man is mortal.”


Options

A

The teacher instructed that man was mortal.

The teacher instructed that man was mortal.

B

The teacher said that man is mortal.

The teacher said that man is mortal.

C

The teacher said that man was mortal.

The teacher said that man was mortal.

D

The teacher said that men were mortal.

The teacher said that men were mortal.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

The teacher said that man is mortal.


Question 11


Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Chaos


Options

A

Fusion

Fusion

B

Confusion

Confusion

C

Tension

Tension

D

Dirt

Dirt


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Confusion


Question 12


Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The jungle was nearly ______, so the progress was slow.


Options

A

immortal

immortal

B

immaterial

immaterial

C

immobile

immobile

D

impenetrable

impenetrable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

impenetrable


Question 13


Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Recluse

Recluse

B

Profuse

Profuse

C

Virtuous

Virtuous

D

Luxuriaus

Luxuriaus


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Luxuriaus


Question 14


Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I read some ______ of properties for sale on the Internet before I called the agent.


Options

A

spaces

spaces

B

descriptions

descriptions

C

monologues

monologues

D

arguments

arguments


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

descriptions


Question 15


Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom.

To the nines


Options

A

To be jealous

To be jealous

B

To perfection

To perfection

C

To great depths

To great depths

D

To be exalted

To be exalted


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

To perfection


Question 16


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

A group of people, typically with vehicles or animals, travelling together.


Options

A

Caravan

Caravan

B

Circus

Circus

C

Troop

Troop

D

Gang

Gang


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Caravan


Question 17


Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Harmony


Options

A

Amity

Amity

B

Concord

Concord

C

Accord

Accord

D

Conflict

Conflict


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Conflict


Question 18


Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Elated


Options

A

Excited

Excited

B

Thrilled

Thrilled

C

Depressed

Depressed

D

Proud

Proud


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Depressed


Question 19


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

The postman had delayed the letter.


Options

A

The postman had been delayed by the letter.

The postman had been delayed by the letter.

B

The letter was delayed by the postman.

The letter was delayed by the postman.

C

The letter had been delayed by the postman.

The letter had been delayed by the postman.

D

The letter had delayed the postman.

The letter had delayed the postman.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The letter had been delayed by the postman.


Question 20


Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom.

Apple of one's eye


Options

A

Someone very precious or dear

Someone very precious or dear

B

Someone with great respect

Someone with great respect

C

Someone who behaves courteously

Someone who behaves courteously

D

Someone who plays all sports

Someone who plays all sports


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Someone very precious or dear


Question 21


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.1. 

Options

A

maturity

maturity

B

development

development

C

ripening

ripening

D

progress

progress


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

development


Question 22


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.2. 

Options

A

domestic

domestic

B

external

external

C

essential

essential

D

needless

needless


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

essential


Question 23


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.3.

Options

A

improved

improved

B

introduced

introduced

C

related

related

D

settled

settled


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

introduced


Question 24


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.4. 

Options

A

urgency

urgency

B

charge

charge

C

duty

duty

D

need

need


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

need


Question 25


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.5.

Options

A

met

met

B

meets

meets

C

meet

meet

D

meeting

meeting


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

meet


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