SSC CGL 2017 – English Quiz for Tier I – Set 4

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Directions: In Question nos. 1 to 3 some part of the sentences have
errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and
blacken the ova l [ ] corresponding to the appropriate letter (A), (B), (C). If
a sentence is free from error, blacken the oval corresponding to (D) in the
Answer Sheet.
1. Falling drops of water (A)/ is
becoming spheres (B)/ due to the property of surface tension. (C)/ No error (D)
2. What is needed (A)/ are people
(B)/ of good character. (C)/ No error (D)
3. Which of the following four
alloys (A)/ have (B)/ maximum percentage of copper? (C)/ No error (D)
Directions: In Question nos. 4 to 6, sentences given with blanks to
be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for
each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it
by blackening the appropriate oval [ ] in the Answer Sheet.
4. Global day of parents is a
United Nations’ _______ celebrated on June 1 to honour parents and their
commitment to children worldwide.
(A) observations
(B) observance
(C) observing
(D) absorption
5. BrahMos missile was developed
by an IndoRussian joint venture after two countries ______ an agreement in
(A) signed after
(B) signed
(C) signed for
(D) signed on
6. Chabahar is the _______ port
to india on the Iranian coast which provides access to the markets of
Afganistan and Central Asia.
(A) nearer
(B) near
(C) nearest
(D) nearing
Directions: In question nos. 7 to 8, out of the four alternatives,
choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(A) cowardice (B) idleness
(C) impotence (D) courage
(A) misuse (B) attack
(C) bombing (D) criticism
Directions: In question nos. 9 to 10, choose the word opposite in
meaning to the given word.
(A) pacify (B) mollify
(C) aggravate (D) soothe
(A) help (B) penalty
(C) cure (D) compensation
Directions: In question nos. 11, four words are given in each question,
out of which only one word is spelt correctly/wrongly out of them. Find the word
spelt correct/wrong and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
86. (A) Dehumanising (B)
(C) Endorsement (D) Fortutious
Directions: In Question nos. 12 to 14, four alternative are given
for the Idiom/Phrase in below sentences. Choose the alternative which best
expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
12. Make hay while the sun shines
(A) personal end to serve
(B) make no sense
(C) take advantage
(D) befool someone
13. Nip in the bud
(A) put an end (B) to grow
(C) ineffective (D) vigilant
14. Look off colours
(A) to become unhealthy
(B) to fade
(C) to become blind
(D) to have colour blindness
Direction: In Question nos. 15 to 17, a sentence/ a part of the
sentence is italicised in bold. Below are given alternatives to the italicised
part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct
alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your
answer in the Answer Sheet.
15. When the fell down the ditch,
he shouted with all his might, so that
to catch
someone’s attention.
(A) such that to catch
(B) so as to catch
(C) so then to catch
(D) No improvement
16. The disparity between the
earnings of the poor and the rich has
widen in the last few decades.
(A) has widened in
(B) has widened on
(C) have widened in
(D) No improvement
17. Instead of teaching abstracted concepts, we should tell stories of
real people so that the audience can identify with the characters.
(A) Inspite of teaching
abstracted concepts
(B) Instead of taught abstract
(C) Instead of teaching abstract
(D) No improvement
Directions: In Question nos. 18 to 20, in the following question,
out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the
given sentence.
18. Things that are already
twisted together
(A) majestic (B) intertwined
(C) intermittent (D) intimidated
19. Unable to be removed
(A) indigence (B) arrogance
(C) indelible (D) incision
20. A person dissatisfied with
existing state of affairs
(A) fuddy-duddy (B) malcontent
(C) mammoth (D) fragile


  1. (B)
  2. (B)
  3. (B)
  4. (B)
  5. (B)
  6. (C)
  7. (D)
  8. (A)
  9. (C)
  10. (B)
  11. (D)
  12. (C)
  13. (A)
  14. (A)
  15. (B)
  16. (A)
  17. (C)
  18. (B)
  19. (C)
  20. (B)

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