SSC CGL tier 1 solved question paper
Directions (1 – 2): In the following questions, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No error’.
1. I am vexed at him (a) / for what all he has (b) / done for him till date. (c) / No error (d)
(a) a (b)c
(c) b (d) d
2. The Manager warned his team members (a) / that if they persist in their (b) / obstructionist attitude they would be punished. (c) / No error (d)
(a) a (b) c
(c) b (d) d
Directions (3 – 4): In the following questions, the sentence given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word . Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicating it by selecting the appropriate option.
3. Both taciturn and. . . . . . . , Daniel seldom spoke and never spent money.
(a) wary (b) cheap
(c) discreet (d) miserly
4. He was too. . . to make a statement before the Boss.
(a) shy (b) tired
(c) timid (d) coward
directions (5 – 6): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
(a) Abuse (b) Pretend
(c) Detest (d) Repeat
(a) Wise (b) Fool
(c) Lover (d) Companion
Directions (7 – 8): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
(a) Torpid (b) Explicit
(c) Murky (d) Limpid
(a) Rigid (b) Flexible
(c) Fixed (d) Unshakable
Directions (9- 10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase.
9. To wrangle over an ass’ s shadow
(a) To waste money over trifles
(b) To punish a person severely for his arrogance
(c) To quarrel over trifles
(d) To keep away from extreme poverty
10. Make one’s flesh Creep
(a) To confuse someone
(b) To flatter someone
(c) To abuse someone
(d) To frighten someone
Directions (11 – 12): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
11. Father (would have been appreciated) your efforts if you had informed him.
(a) would be appreciated
(b) would have appreciated
(c) should have appreciated Sentence
(d) No improvement
12. Sita was (surprised by) her result.
(a) Surprised to (b) Surprised from
(c) Surprised at (d) No improvement
Directions (13 – 14): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
13. Study of tumours
(a) Oenology (b) Oncology
(c) Phrenology (d) Upology
14. The highest point
(a) Tempest (b) Outpost
(c) Archive (d) Zenith
Directions (15 – 16): In the following questions, four words are given out of which one word is spelled incorrectly. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
15. (a) Literary (b) Leakeage
(c) Laudable (d) Loafer
16. (a) Anasthetic (b) Obliterate
(c) Concurrence (d) Blithesome
Directions (17 – 18): The questions below consist of a set of labeled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
17. P. Yet making loans to poor people is hardly a poverty cure.
Q. Segmenting the industry, might be worthwhile if it allows more of the poor to get access to credit.
R. Multinational corporations could take the top micro finance institutions to the next level. and the remainder could take the responsibility of development groups and regional banks.
s. Property rights and the role of law matter too.
(a) PROS (b) QRPS
(c) SPQR (d) RSPQ
18. P. But the scenario has quite changed now – a – days by allocating a special budget of funds for security.
Q. In the last ten years, budget towards the development of military forces is higher when compared to others
. R. India earlier days gave more importance to the development of industry and less importance to other departments.
S. This is because of the frightening increase in terrorism all around the world especially emerging after the 9/11 terror attack in U. S.
(a) PRQS (b) SPQR
(c) QSPR (d) RPSQ
Directions (19): In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active / Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive / Active voice.
One should keep one’s word.
(a) A word should be kept (b) A word should be keeping
(c) One ‘sword has to be kept (d) One ‘s word should be kept by us
Directions (20): In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct / Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Direct / Indirect speech. The old man said, “Thanks! I shall never forget this kindness, Raj.”
(a) The old man applauded Raj for his kindness and he shall never forget Raj.
(b) The old man thanked Raj and assured him that he | would never forget his kindness.
(c) Raj was being thanked by the old man for his kindness towards an old man.
(d) The old man said thank you to Raj for his kindness.
Directions (21 – 25): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives. National integration means. . . . . (21). . . . . all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a. . . . . (22). . . . . that binds together all people in one. . . . . (23). . . . . bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a. . . . . (24). . . . . cementing force whereby all kinds of people live. . . . . (25). . . . . peacefully and | can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.
21. (a) segregating (b) combining
(c) residing (d) complying
22. (a) sentiment (b) resources
(c) essentials (d) finances
23. (a) real (b) common
(c) nominal (d) similar
24. (a) weakening (b) natural
(c) strong (d) settled
25. (a) separately (b) jointly
(c) happily (d) together
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