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) Like he become

    B) / more competent

    C) / he was given more interesting work.

    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) Payal should know how use the film projector

    B) / but if she doesn't,

    C) / you had better show her.

    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) Let her take

    B) / as much books as

    C) / she wants.

    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.
    At the world's finest educational institutes only students with the ____ to succeed are selected.

    A) luck

    B) drive

    C) resources

    D) experience

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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.
    ____ as President, a candidate must win a majority of votes.

    A) Elected

    B) Electing

    C) Having elected

    D) To be elected

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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.
    In his first public comments, the President said with concern that the leak of classified information from the battlefield "could potentially __________individuals or operations?.

    A) jeopardize

    B) kill

    C) strengthen

    D) disturb

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

    A) Frightful

    B) Encouraging

    C) Unapprehensive

    D) Inherent

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

    A) Hackneyed

    B) Correct

    C) Original

    D) Certain

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

    A) Entire

    B) Fragment

    C) Residue

    D) Vestige

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

    A) Predominate

    B) Perplex

    C) Prevail

    D) Collapse

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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.
    We lost everything lock, stock and barrel in the fire.

    A) completely

    B) miserly

    C) rarely

    D) shortly

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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.
    At first, there was a show of resistance to the new rule issued by the Government, but the movement had no backbone and speedily collapsed.

    A) justification

    B) impact

    C) strength

    D) support

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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.
    To save one's skin.

    A) To nourish someone

    B) To protect on self

    C) To protect skin using antiseptic

    D) To make counterattack

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    Directions for questions 14 to 16: A part the sentence is underlined. Below are yen alternatives to the underlined part [a], [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    I can't go out in the rain as I am not having an umbrella.

    A) have no umbrella

    B) don't have an umbrella

    C) don't have the umbrella

    D) No improvement

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    Directions for questions 14 to 16: A part the sentence is underlined. Below are yen alternatives to the underlined part [a], [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    The entire blame for crime cannot be led at the doors of the state.

    A) be laid at doors

    B) been laid at the doors

    C) be laid at the doors

    D) No improvement

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    Directions for questions 14 to 16: A part the sentence is underlined. Below are yen alternatives to the underlined part [a], [b], [c] which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is [d].
    She wondered if the children were as lonely as she was.

    A) whether

    B) that if

    C) that

    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.
    Place of ideal peace and happiness.

    A) Abattoir

    B) Lair

    C) Elysium

    D) Destination

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.
    Pleasant or sharp to the taste.

    A) Euphony

    B) Trip

    C) Breeze

    D) Piquant

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.
    Substance used in place of sugar.

    A) Saccharin

    B) Insecticide

    C) Cosmetic

    D) Antiseptic

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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) Uxarious

    B) Uxorious

    C) Uxorison

    D) Uxoritious

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.
    Cloze Test
    One of the myths relevant to the contemporary human condition is that of Prometheus. It has positive and optimistic 21. Man can better himself and aspire 22 higher worlds through his own efforts. Though in the process, he may 23 terrible tribulations, wars, revolutions, tortures of the body and the spirit. Time and again he would be tempted to throw in the towel, or retire into 24 and to the dream world of drugs and 25. But he will not, if made of the stuff of Prometheus, be diverted. He stick to his goal, as Prometheus did in stealing fire from the Gods, suffering terrible retribution for his pains.

    A) signals

    B) morals

    C) echoes

    D) undertones

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.
    Cloze Test
    One of the myths relevant to the contemporary human condition is that of Prometheus. It has positive and optimistic 21. Man can better himself and aspire 22 higher worlds through his own efforts. Though in the process, he may 23 terrible tribulations, wars, revolutions, tortures of the body and the spirit. Time and again he would be tempted to throw in the towel, or retire into 24 and to the dream world of drugs and 25. But he will not, if made of the stuff of Prometheus, be diverted. He stick to his goal, as Prometheus did in stealing fire from the Gods, suffering terrible retribution for his pains.

    A) in

    B) into

    C) to

    D) after

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.
    Cloze Test
    One of the myths relevant to the contemporary human condition is that of Prometheus. It has positive and optimistic 21. Man can better himself and aspire 22 higher worlds through his own efforts. Though in the process, he may 23 terrible tribulations, wars, revolutions, tortures of the body and the spirit. Time and again he would be tempted to throw in the towel, or retire into 24 and to the dream world of drugs and 25. But he will not, if made of the stuff of Prometheus, be diverted. He stick to his goal, as Prometheus did in stealing fire from the Gods, suffering terrible retribution for his pains.

    A) resist

    B) experience

    C) suffer

    D) challenge

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.
    Cloze Test
    One of the myths relevant to the contemporary human condition is that of Prometheus. It has positive and optimistic 21. Man can better himself and aspire 22 higher worlds through his own efforts. Though in the process, he may 23 terrible tribulations, wars, revolutions, tortures of the body and the spirit. Time and again he would be tempted to throw in the towel, or retire into 24 and to the dream world of drugs and 25. But he will not, if made of the stuff of Prometheus, be diverted. He stick to his goal, as Prometheus did in stealing fire from the Gods, suffering terrible retribution for his pains.

    A) wilderness

    B) meditation

    C) obscurity

    D) passivity

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    Directions for questions 21 to 25: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.
    Cloze Test
    One of the myths relevant to the contemporary human condition is that of Prometheus. It has positive and optimistic 21. Man can better himself and aspire 22 higher worlds through his own efforts. Though in the process, he may 23 terrible tribulations, wars, revolutions, tortures of the body and the spirit. Time and again he would be tempted to throw in the towel, or retire into 24 and to the dream world of drugs and 25. But he will not, if made of the stuff of Prometheus, be diverted. He stick to his goal, as Prometheus did in stealing fire from the Gods, suffering terrible retribution for his pains.

    A) stimulants

    B) deceptions

    C) delusions

    D) luxurious

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