SSC English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1) Directions: In each of the following questions, one part of the sentence has an error and the other parts of the sentence are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark that part as your answer out of [a], [b] and [c]. If a sentence is free from error, then choose your answer as choice [d].

    A) India's travel and tourism industry is poised

    B) / on grow at seven

    C) / percent this year alone.

    D) / No error

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  • question_answer2) Directions: In each of the following questions, one part of the sentence has an error and the other parts of the sentence are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark that part as your answer out of [a], [b] and [c]. If a sentence is free from error, then choose your answer as choice [d].

    A) More than one scientist have

    B) / contributed to the success

    C) / of this venture,

    D) / No error

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  • question_answer3) Directions: In each of the following questions, one part of the sentence has an error and the other parts of the sentence are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark that part as your answer out of [a], [b] and [c]. If a sentence is free from error, then choose your answer as choice [d].

    A) Video games may not necessarily

    B) / adversely affect the academic results in children

    C) / contrary to most parent's perception.

    D) / No error

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    Directions: Sentences are 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.
    Drugs worth Rs 10 lakhs were _________ from the MP's apartment by the police.

    A) manufactured

    B) bought

    C) confiscated

    D) ruptured

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    Directions: Sentences are 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.
    The linguistic ___ of refugee children is reflected in their readiness to adopt.

    A) conservatism

    B) adaptability

    C) inadequacy

    D) structure

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    Directions: Sentences are 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.
    Many people in Delhi celebrated Diwali in a grand way ____ the high prices.

    A) because of

    B) even though

    C) in spite of

    D) even if

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
    Windiness

    A) Brevity

    B) Proposition

    C) Agreement

    D) Prolixity

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
    Despicable

    A) Contemptible

    B) Faithless

    C) Desperate

    D) Undesirable

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
    Susceptible

    A) Incredible

    B) Predictable

    C) Immune

    D) Unpredictable

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
    Luscious

    A) Fickle

    B) Insipid

    C) Deteriorating

    D) Languid

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    Directions: Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
    'I take thee at thy word', said Romeo to Juliet.

    A)  listen to you carefully

    B)  do not believe you

    C)  feel angry with you

    D)  truly believe you

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    Directions: Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
    The village headman pretends to be a good Samaritan.

    A) a religious person

    B) a helpful person

    C) a citizen of samaria

    D) a law-abiding citizen

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    Directions: Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
    Consumers continued to wide berth to shopping malls last month.

    A) give publicity to

    B) publicly condemn

    C) keep away from

    D) not sympathize with

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    Directions: A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at [a] 9 [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    Listen attention to what I say.

    A) attentively

    B) attend

    C) attentive

    D) No improvement

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    Directions: A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at [a] 9 [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    She has returned my jewellery box yesterday.

    A) had returned

    B) have had returned

    C) has had returned

    D) returned

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    Directions: A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at [a] 9 [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    I acquainted him about the fact of the case.

    A) with

    B) on

    C) to

    D) at

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    One who abstains from alcoholic drink.

    A) Drunkard

    B) Idiot

    C) Philosopher

    D) Teetotaler

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    A specialist who tests eyesight.

    A) Optician

    B) Neurologist

    C) Ophthalmologist

    D) Psychiatrist

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    Secret abusive writing in journals.

    A) Scurrilous

    B) Sarcastic

    C) Speculative

    D) Imaginary

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    Direction: Four words are given in a question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

    A) Coersion

    B) Coiercion

    C) Coerssion

    D) Coercion

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    Directions: You have a passage followed by questions based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    All of us have enormous capabilities. In many of us however, our achievement fail to correlate with our potential, because of lack of self-discipline the effort needed to channel our energy for productive uses. To maximize your effectiveness you must "learn to put your nose to the grindstone", work against boredom and learn to take the long, hard way in life rather than the short, easy way.
    Here are a few suggestions that focus on "How to do what you want to do." Take risks. It is important to realise that nothing in life is achieved unless you risk something. That's how self-confidence develops. Every chance you take, offers you valuable spin offs in terms of learning. Earn a reward something back I had to face the rather unenviable task of preparing for two examinations simultaneously. I had to be ruthless in driving myself from one goal to another. Hardnosed attitude saw me sail through the courses. I rewarded myself at the end of this indulging in my favourite pastime and taking a short holiday.
    Why do our achievements fail to correlate with our potential?

    A) because of lack of intelligence.

    B) because of lack of discipline.

    C) because of lack of external help.

    D) because of lack of self-discipline.

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    Directions: You have a passage followed by questions based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    All of us have enormous capabilities. In many of us however, our achievement fail to correlate with our potential, because of lack of self-discipline the effort needed to channel our energy for productive uses. To maximize your effectiveness you must "learn to put your nose to the grindstone", work against boredom and learn to take the long, hard way in life rather than the short, easy way.
    Here are a few suggestions that focus on "How to do what you want to do." Take risks. It is important to realise that nothing in life is achieved unless you risk something. That's how self-confidence develops. Every chance you take, offers you valuable spin offs in terms of learning. Earn a reward something back I had to face the rather unenviable task of preparing for two examinations simultaneously. I had to be ruthless in driving myself from one goal to another. Hardnosed attitude saw me sail through the courses. I rewarded myself at the end of this indulging in my favourite pastime and taking a short holiday.
    How does the author reward him after his success-

    A) by taking a short holiday.

    B) by visiting friend.

    C) by thanking God.

    D) by doing more work.

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    Directions: You have a passage followed by questions based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    All of us have enormous capabilities. In many of us however, our achievement fail to correlate with our potential, because of lack of self-discipline the effort needed to channel our energy for productive uses. To maximize your effectiveness you must "learn to put your nose to the grindstone", work against boredom and learn to take the long, hard way in life rather than the short, easy way.
    Here are a few suggestions that focus on "How to do what you want to do." Take risks. It is important to realise that nothing in life is achieved unless you risk something. That's how self-confidence develops. Every chance you take, offers you valuable spin offs in terms of learning. Earn a reward something back I had to face the rather unenviable task of preparing for two examinations simultaneously. I had to be ruthless in driving myself from one goal to another. Hardnosed attitude saw me sail through the courses. I rewarded myself at the end of this indulging in my favourite pastime and taking a short holiday.
    How does one's self-confidence develop-

    A) by taking risks.

    B) by always meeting with success.

    C) by thinking.

    D) by grabbing the opportunities.

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    Directions: You have a passage followed by questions based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    All of us have enormous capabilities. In many of us however, our achievement fail to correlate with our potential, because of lack of self-discipline the effort needed to channel our energy for productive uses. To maximize your effectiveness you must "learn to put your nose to the grindstone", work against boredom and learn to take the long, hard way in life rather than the short, easy way.
    Here are a few suggestions that focus on "How to do what you want to do." Take risks. It is important to realise that nothing in life is achieved unless you risk something. That's how self-confidence develops. Every chance you take, offers you valuable spin offs in terms of learning. Earn a reward something back I had to face the rather unenviable task of preparing for two examinations simultaneously. I had to be ruthless in driving myself from one goal to another. Hardnosed attitude saw me sail through the courses. I rewarded myself at the end of this indulging in my favourite pastime and taking a short holiday.
    What does every chance in. our life teach us?

    A) It helps us to become philosophical

    B) It helps us to become idealistic

    C) It helps us to learn.

    D) It shows us our limitation.

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    Directions: You have a passage followed by questions based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    All of us have enormous capabilities. In many of us however, our achievement fail to correlate with our potential, because of lack of self-discipline the effort needed to channel our energy for productive uses. To maximize your effectiveness you must "learn to put your nose to the grindstone", work against boredom and learn to take the long, hard way in life rather than the short, easy way.
    Here are a few suggestions that focus on "How to do what you want to do." Take risks. It is important to realise that nothing in life is achieved unless you risk something. That's how self-confidence develops. Every chance you take, offers you valuable spin offs in terms of learning. Earn a reward something back I had to face the rather unenviable task of preparing for two examinations simultaneously. I had to be ruthless in driving myself from one goal to another. Hardnosed attitude saw me sail through the courses. I rewarded myself at the end of this indulging in my favourite pastime and taking a short holiday.
    What does the author try to convey?

    A) One has to be complacent about his present say.

    B) One has to work hard and learn at least from failures.

    C) Only inborn genius brings success in life.

    D) One has to believe in luck.

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