11 July 2019 – Morning-Shift (English Language)

SSC CHSL (Tier – 1) Online Exam Paper – 2018 “held on 11 JULY 2019”

Morning-Shift (English Language)


Q.1 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
ACCURATE

Options:

1. real
2. genuine
3. sincere
4. precise

Correct answer: precise

Q.2 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
As he crossed the desert he nearly ______ to thirst when he was forced to go without water for four days and five nights.

Options:

1. submerged
2. survived
3. subsisted
4. succumbed

Correct answer: succumbed

Q.3 Select the most appropriate word for the given group of words
One who draws or produces maps

Options:

1. photographer
2. designer
3. cartographer
4. draftsman

Correct answer: cartographer

Q.4 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error.
She was unable to produce sufficient evidences for support her accusations.

Options:

1. She was unable
2. to produce
3. support her accusations
4. sufficient evidences for

Correct answer:  sufficient evidences for

Q.5 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom make short work of something

Options:

1. reduce the size
2. dispose of quickly
3. shorten some dress
4. edit carefully

Correct answer:  dispose of quickly

Q.6 Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.
The interviewer asked Ramesh, “Do you have any idea about our products?”

Options:

1. The interviewer asked Ramesh that if he had any idea about the products.
2. The interviewer asked Ramesh if they had any idea about his products.
3. The interviewer asked Ramesh if he have any idea about their products.
4. The interviewer asked Ramesh if he had any idea about their products.

Correct answer: The interviewer asked Ramesh if he had any idea about their products.

Q.7 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
Once again, higher food inflation, in combination with fuel and power, provided ______ to the wholesale inflation.

Options:

1. insight
2. impetus
3. inspiration
4. impression

Correct answer: impetus

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

If winter seems to be the season for migratory birds to flock to warmer climates, summer time is ideal for wetland birds. (1) ______ fifty kilometers from Warangal in Telangana, Pakhal lake (2) ______ to be playing host to (3) ______ wide variety of flora and fauna (4) ______ season. Wetland birds from North and Central India come (5) ______ the south in search of larger water bodies.

Q.8 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.

Options:

1. Totally
2. But
3. Not
4. Nearly

Correct answer: Nearly

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

If winter seems to be the season for migratory birds to flock to warmer climates, summer time is ideal for wetland birds. (1) ______ fifty kilometers from Warangal in Telangana, Pakhal lake (2) ______ to be playing host to (3) ______ wide variety of flora and fauna (4) ______ season. Wetland birds from North and Central India come (5) ______ the south in search of larger water bodies.

Q.9 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.

Options:

1. will seems
2. seem
3. was seemed
4. seems

Correct answer: seems

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

If winter seems to be the season for migratory birds to flock to warmer climates, summer time is ideal for wetland birds. (1) ______ fifty kilometers from Warangal in Telangana, Pakhal lake (2) ______ to be playing host to (3) ______ wide variety of flora and fauna (4) ______ season. Wetland birds from North and Central India come (5) ______ the south in search of larger water bodies.

Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.

Options:

1. an
2. a
3. the
4. one

Correct answer: a

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

If winter seems to be the season for migratory birds to flock to warmer climates, summer time is ideal for wetland birds. (1) ______ fifty kilometers from Warangal in Telangana, Pakhal lake (2) ______ to be playing host to (3) ______ wide variety of flora and fauna (4) ______ season. Wetland birds from North and Central India come (5) ______ the south in search of larger water bodies.

Q.11 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.

Options:

1. this
2. that
3. their
4. these

Correct answer: this

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

If winter seems to be the season for migratory birds to flock to warmer climates, summer time is ideal for wetland birds. (1) ______ fifty kilometers from Warangal in Telangana, Pakhal lake (2) ______ to be playing host to (3) ______ wide variety of flora and fauna (4) ______ season. Wetland birds from North and Central India come (5) ______ the south in search of larger water bodies.

Q.12 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.

Options:

1. towards
2. away
3. about
4. below

Correct answer: towards

Q.13 Select the wrongly spelt word.

Options:

1. fourteenth
2. fourtieth
3. seventeenth
4. fifteenth

Correct answer: fourtieth

Q.14 Select the most appropriate word for the given group of words
A person who sells and arranges cut flowers

Options:

1. botanist
2. florist
3. nutritionist
4. agriculturist

Correct answer: florist

Q.15 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
DEDICATION

Options:

1. determination
2. trepidation
3. commitment
4. contentment

Correct answer: commitment

Q.16 Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1. manageble
2. manegeable
3. manageable
4. managable

Correct answer: manageable

Q.17 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No improvement.
My professor gave me a lot of useful advices when I was writing my research paper.

Options:

1. gave me a lot of useful advice
2. No improvement
3. gave me a lots of useful advices
4. give me lots of useful advices

Correct answer: gave me a lot of useful advice

Q.18 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom make no headway

Options:

1. forced to fix a new goal
2. unable to overtake anyone
3. check if the head can pass through
4. unable to progress ahead

Correct answer: unable to progress ahead

Q.19 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
HOPE

Options:

1. confidence
2. despair
3. daring
4. courage

Correct answer:  despair

Q.20 Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error.
The team began searching for reasons for their poor performance in the tournament.

Options:

1. searching for reasons
2. The team began
3. for their poor performance
4. in the tournament

Correct answer: for their poor performance

Q.21 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. Using matches however came much later.
B. The first great discovery that man probably made was that of fire.
C. In olden times fires were made by rubbing two flints against each other till a spark was produced.
D. And this spark set fire to dry straw, leaves or wood.

Options:

1. BCDA
2. BDAC
3. CBDA
4. ADBC

Correct answer:  BCDA

Q.22 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
ABSTRACT

Options:

1. vague
2. intangible
3. elusive
4. concrete

Correct answer: concrete

Q.23 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. We had already covered half the distance when we reached a three-road junction.
B. I was worried it might pounce on us.
C. But thankfully we picked up speed and it got left behind.
D. Suddenly, a barking dog began to chase the bike for some distance.

Options:

1. ABDC
2. BDAC
3. DACB
4. ADBC

Correct answer: ADBC

Q.24 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
Someone gave him a new case for his credit cards.

Options:

1. He has given a new case for his credit cards.
2. He is given a new case for his credit cards.
3. He had given a new case for his credit cards.
4. He was given a new case for his credit cards.

Correct answer: He was given a new case for his credit cards.

Q.25 .Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No improvement.
The minister promise to looked into the matter of fuel emissions and air pollution.

Options:

1. No improvement
2. promise to looks into
3. promises to looking at
4. promised to look into

Correct answer: promised to look into

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