SSC CHSL 2017 question paper 22 Jan 2017: English language and comprehension (Evening shift)

In this article, we will find a set of 25 questions of English language & comprehension asked in SSC CHSL tier-1 exam held on 22 Jan 2017 (evening shift). Visit each question and observe the type of questions, their difficulty level, and chapters out of which these questions are formed.

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Question 1 Select the synonym of

pal

(a) buddy

(b) lad

(c) foe

(d) dude

Question 2 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger

(a) volatile

(b) wild

(c) reckless

(d) giddy

Question 3 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

(It is no good to cry) over past failures.

(a) It is of no good crying

(b) It is of no good to cry

(c) It is no good crying

(d) no improvement

Question 4 In the following question, 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'.

Sairat is one of the latest(A)/in the list of contemporary Marathi movies(B)/which appeared in recent times.(C)/No error(D)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

Question 5 In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

A month before he was scheduled to be hanged from the ________________ , the president granted him clemency.

(a) gallows

(b) balcony

(c) stands

(d) frame

Question 6 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

(a) Many times those who fight eventually become best of friends

(b) If one has to give up fighting with some group because one can't win, band together with them

(c) Not to hurt others. Instead, be friends with them.

(d) To fight till you get acceptance to a group which does not initially accept you as a member

Question 7 Select the antonym of

bequeath

(a) receive

(b) impart

(c) bestow

(d) entrust

Question 8 Choose the antonym of

stun

(a) petrify

(b) calm

(c) flabbergast

(d) stupefy

Question 9 In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Preeti ran the race in record time.

(a) In record time Preeti ran the race.

(b) The race was run by Preeti in record time.

(c) The race was being run by Preeti in record time.

(d) The race had been ran by Preeti in record time.

Question 10 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

I went to sleep last night, (almost as soon as) my head hit the pillow.

(a) no sooner then

(b) as quickly as

(c) almost as quickly as

(d) no improvement

Question 11 Select the word with the correct spelling.

(a) aplauds

(b) neonaetes

(c) bestiary

(d) pinnioned

Question 12 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

All good things must come to an end

(a) Even enjoyable experiences cannot last for ever

(b) A good story should always have a happy ending

(c) The world will be destroyed one day

(d) Only bad things can continue forever. Life of good things feel short.

Question 13 Select the synonym of

to defile

(a) to esteem

(b) to besmirch

(c) to elevate

(d) to sanctify

Question 14 In the following question, 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'.

I am better(A)/adapted to the(B)/climate than you.(C)/No error(D)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

Question 15 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

It is high time

P-about the cost and

Q-the government started thinking

R-quality of power supply

(a) RPQ

(b) QRP

(c) QPR

(d) PRQ

Question 16 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

For India, therefore,

P-a priority along with nuclear safety

Q-nuclear security is not a new objective,

R-but has always been

(a) RQP

(b) RPQ

(c) PRQ

(d) QRP

Question 17 Select the word with the correct spelling.

(a) frackture

(b) thiners

(c) aproved

(d) divining

Question 18 In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The researchers are _____________ into the mode of life of diabetes patients as diabetes is a lifestyle ailment.

(a) inspecting

(b) investigating

(c) observing

(d) seeing

Question 19 In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Puneet said, "I have been reading a story book".

(a) Puneet said he has been reading a story book.

(b) Puneet said that he had been reading a story book.

(c) Puneet said that he has been reading a story book.

(d) Puneet said that he had read a story book.

Question 20 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

a person who is not accepted by a social group, especially because he or she is not liked, respected, or trusted

(a) fugitive

(b) vagrant

(c) pariah

(d) tramp

Question 21 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.

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced confidence that all that is in education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome’ is lower in private schools. Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools are not better _____________ the public schools, the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced

(a) emerging

(b) emerge

(c) was emerged

(d) emerged

Question 22 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.

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced confidence that all that is in education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome’ is lower in private schools. Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools are not better _____________ the public schools, the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome' is lower in private schools.

(a) quantified

(b) counted

(c) totalled

(d) scored

Question 23 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.

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced confidence that all that is in education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome’ is lower in private schools. Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools are not better _____________ the public schools, the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools

(a) if

(b) when

(c) whereas

(d) as

Question 24 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.

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced confidence that all that is in education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome’ is lower in private schools. Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools are not better _____________ the public schools, the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

better _____________ the public schools

(a) then

(b) than

(c) to

(d) as

Question 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.

The new claim that ______________ out of misplaced confidence that all that is in education can be ______________ is that the ‘per unit cost of outcome’ is lower in private schools. Meaning that even _________ the learning outcomes of private schools are not better _____________ the public schools, the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

the cost _______________ running private schools is much lower.

(a) for

(b) about

(c) of

(d) with

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