SSC English Sample Paper

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    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) There is no place

    B) / left for anyone

    C) / else to sit.

    D) / No error

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    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) Neither the supervisor

    B) / nor the staff members

    C) / was able to calm the distressed client.

    D) / No error

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    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) My uncle asked a building

    B) / where he and his workers

    C) / could care for the poor people always.

    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.
    Your case is so unique that I am not getting any _______ to support it.

    A) help

    B) precedent

    C) reason

    D) happening

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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.
    _____ you work hard, you will not pass the exam.

    A) Until

    B) Unless

    C) Sooner

    D) Till

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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.
    If you had followed the rules, you ____ disqualified.

    A) will not be

    B) would not be

    C) would not has been

    D) would not have been

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

    A) Fatuous

    B) Perspicacious

    C) Careless

    D) Sanguine

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

    A) Clever

    B) Harvest

    C) Weaken

    D) Recommend

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

    A) Explain

    B) Clear

    C) Paraphrase

    D) Falsify

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

    A) Affable

    B) Fussy

    C) Fastidious

    D) Timid

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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.
    He felt like a fish out of water in social gatherings.

    A) uncomfortable

    B) exhausted

    C) energetic

    D) nervous

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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.
    Having bought the house, they decided to go the whole long way and buy all the furniture needed.

    A) to live there

    B) to go all the way

    C) to go in the fog

    D) to do it completely

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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 good Samaritan.

    A) a religious person

    B) a helpful person

    C) a citizen of samaria

    D) make a confession

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    Directions: A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at [a], [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    It is necessary to consider separate these problems, is it?

    A) isn't it

    B) is that it

    C) Are they

    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], [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    The relatives comforted the old man whose daughter had died.

    A) consoled

    B) sympathized with

    C) pitied

    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], [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    Flowers embellishment the beauty of our surroundings.

    A) replenish

    B) enhance

    C) destroys

    D) No improvement

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    A continue process of change is known as-

    A) Transformation

    B) Metamorphosis

    C) Frenzy

    D) Dynamism

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    Having no definite shape.

    A) Amorphous

    B) Amphibious

    C) Ambiguous

    D) Confusing

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    A doctor who treats children,

    A) Pedagogue

    B) Pedophile

    C) Pediatrician

    D) Pedestrian

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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) Voracious

    B) Voracious

    C) Voraciouss

    D) Voraccious

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: You have a passage followed by question based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    The important thing in life is not what you have been but what you are reaching for and becoming. At my age, when I can see the end of the road more clearly than most. I can sit back and recollect in tranquility the varying vicissitudes of my life and what it has taught me; When I look back, I find that the great and glorious hour of my life were those when I gave a helping hand to others without expecting anything in return and not when I struggled and succeeded to gain my own ends. And I can well imagine and appreciate that in this world those, alone can live who live for others. I have no regrets for the past. Life has been kind to me. My only regret is that I received more from life than I gave.
    What stage of life must the author be?

    A) Adolescence

    B) Youth

    C) Middle age

    D) Old age

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: You have a passage followed by question based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    The important thing in life is not what you have been but what you are reaching for and becoming. At my age, when I can see the end of the road more clearly than most. I can sit back and recollect in tranquility the varying vicissitudes of my life and what it has taught me; When I look back, I find that the great and glorious hour of my life were those when I gave a helping hand to others without expecting anything in return and not when I struggled and succeeded to gain my own ends. And I can well imagine and appreciate that in this world those, alone can live who live for others. I have no regrets for the past. Life has been kind to me. My only regret is that I received more from life than I gave.
    What feelings does the author harbor about life?

    A) Regret

    B) Gratitude

    C) Sadness

    D) Ecstasy

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: You have a passage followed by question based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    The important thing in life is not what you have been but what you are reaching for and becoming. At my age, when I can see the end of the road more clearly than most. I can sit back and recollect in tranquility the varying vicissitudes of my life and what it has taught me; When I look back, I find that the great and glorious hour of my life were those when I gave a helping hand to others without expecting anything in return and not when I struggled and succeeded to gain my own ends. And I can well imagine and appreciate that in this world those, alone can live who live for others. I have no regrets for the past. Life has been kind to me. My only regret is that I received more from life than I gave.
    What, according to the author, were the most fulfilling moments of his life?

    A) When he recollected his life in tranquility.

    B) When he succeeded in gaining his own ends.

    C) When he managed to struggle through the vicissitudes of life.

    D) When he could help others without expecting anything back.

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: You have a passage followed by question based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    The important thing in life is not what you have been but what you are reaching for and becoming. At my age, when I can see the end of the road more clearly than most. I can sit back and recollect in tranquility the varying vicissitudes of my life and what it has taught me; When I look back, I find that the great and glorious hour of my life were those when I gave a helping hand to others without expecting anything in return and not when I struggled and succeeded to gain my own ends. And I can well imagine and appreciate that in this world those, alone can live who live for others. I have no regrets for the past. Life has been kind to me. My only regret is that I received more from life than I gave.
    What, according to the author, is the most important thing in life?

    A) the achievements of one's life.

    B) the struggles one has faced in life.

    C) the thing one is striving for.

    D) the memories one has in life.

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: You have a passage followed by question based on it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
    The important thing in life is not what you have been but what you are reaching for and becoming. At my age, when I can see the end of the road more clearly than most. I can sit back and recollect in tranquility the varying vicissitudes of my life and what it has taught me; When I look back, I find that the great and glorious hour of my life were those when I gave a helping hand to others without expecting anything in return and not when I struggled and succeeded to gain my own ends. And I can well imagine and appreciate that in this world those, alone can live who live for others. I have no regrets for the past. Life has been kind to me. My only regret is that I received more from life than I gave.
    What is the tone of the passage?

    A) Reflective

    B) Argumentative

    C) Opinionated

    D) Satirical

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