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) The capital of Yemen

    B) / is situating

    C) / 2190 meters above the sea level.

    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) A group of

    B) / people were

    C) / sitting at the street corner.

    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) The complainants in their complaint

    B) / have been alleged that they were forced to

    C) / leave their belongings unattended.

    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.
    I will write a letter to you tentatively ____ the date of the program me.

    A) propagating

    B) urging

    C) indicating

    D) involving

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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.
    His speech has taken the wind ____ of my sails.

    A) from

    B) out

    C) because

    D) in front

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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.
    AIDS tests should be ____ by law for everyone.

    A) mandatory

    B) mandate

    C) mandated

    D) lawful

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

    A) Polish

    B) Enhance

    C) Stain

    D) Brighten

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

    A) Fame

    B) Opprobrium

    C) Renown

    D) Reputation

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

    A) Kindness

    B) Spitefulness

    C) Jealousy

    D) Bitchiness

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

    A) Gracefulness

    B) Stiffness

    C) Legerity

    D) Adroitness

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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.
    Rahim always seems to get the lion's share of the projects.

    A) an equal share

    B) a major share

    C) an insignificant part

    D) the minimum share

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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 throw mud at.

    A) To appreciate someone

    B) To wander always

    C) To accuse wrongly

    D) To toil in the fields

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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.
    Just keep your wig on, everything will be alright.

    A) hold on to your wig, so it won't fall off

    B) get another hair cut

    C) calm down

    D) take off your wig

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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 court was forced to respect the profundity of the learned judge's knowledge.

    A) probity

    B) proximity

    C) prodigality

    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].
    Americans do not object my calling them by their first names.

    A) my calling the

    B) been called

    C) to my calling them

    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 NYC building at New York city is as high as every other building in the United States of America.

    A) high than every other building

    B) as higher as every other building

    C) higher than any other building

    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 poem written on the death of someone loved and lost.

    A) Ode

    B) Epic

    C) Elegy

    D) Sonnet

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    Anything written in a letter after it is signed.

    A) Postscript

    B) Posterity

    C) Corrigendum.

    D) Prologue

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    Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
    Land surrounded by water as almost in island.

    A) Isthmus

    B) Lagoon

    C) Archipelago

    D) Peninsula

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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) Squelch

    B) Squelsh

    C) Squalsh

    D) Squelich

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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.
    'I must find a hiding place," he thought, "in the next few seconds or 1 am done for."
    Scarcely had the thought crossed his mind when the lane took a sudden turning so that he found himself hidden from his pursuers. There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision. This was such an occasion for Rehmat Ali and those who knew him best would have been the most astonished at the lad's boldness. He stopped dead, threw the box of Jewelry over a garden wall and, leaping upwards with incredible lightness, he seized the top of the walls with his hands and tumbled headlong into the garden.
    The expression 'to stop dead' means-

    A)  to die suddenly.

    B)  be close to death,

    C)  to be paralyzed.

    D)  to come to a complete halt.

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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.
    'I must find a hiding place," he thought, "in the next few seconds or 1 am done for."
    Scarcely had the thought crossed his mind when the lane took a sudden turning so that he found himself hidden from his pursuers. There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision. This was such an occasion for Rehmat Ali and those who knew him best would have been the most astonished at the lad's boldness. He stopped dead, threw the box of Jewelry over a garden wall and, leaping upwards with incredible lightness, he seized the top of the walls with his hands and tumbled headlong into the garden.
    Rehmat Ali is most likely-

    A)  a night watchman.        

    B)  a jogger.

    C)  a burglar.                     

    D)  a policeman.

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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.
    'I must find a hiding place," he thought, "in the next few seconds or 1 am done for."
    Scarcely had the thought crossed his mind when the lane took a sudden turning so that he found himself hidden from his pursuers. There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision. This was such an occasion for Rehmat Ali and those who knew him best would have been the most astonished at the lad's boldness. He stopped dead, threw the box of Jewelry over a garden wall and, leaping upwards with incredible lightness, he seized the top of the walls with his hands and tumbled headlong into the garden.
    'There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision, and the most cautious forget their care. "Rehmat illustrates this by-

    A)  turning into a lane.

    B)  jumping into the garden.

    C)  running away from his pursuers.

    D)  by stopping dead.

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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.
    'I must find a hiding place," he thought, "in the next few seconds or 1 am done for."
    Scarcely had the thought crossed his mind when the lane took a sudden turning so that he found himself hidden from his pursuers. There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision. This was such an occasion for Rehmat Ali and those who knew him best would have been the most astonished at the lad's boldness. He stopped dead, threw the box of Jewelry over a garden wall and, leaping upwards with incredible lightness, he seized the top of the walls with his hands and tumbled headlong into the garden.
    What kind of a person was Rehmat Ali originally?

    A)  Reflective in nature

    B)  Bold and decisive

    C)  Slow and steady

    D)  Lazy and indecisive

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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.
    'I must find a hiding place," he thought, "in the next few seconds or 1 am done for."
    Scarcely had the thought crossed his mind when the lane took a sudden turning so that he found himself hidden from his pursuers. There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision. This was such an occasion for Rehmat Ali and those who knew him best would have been the most astonished at the lad's boldness. He stopped dead, threw the box of Jewelry over a garden wall and, leaping upwards with incredible lightness, he seized the top of the walls with his hands and tumbled headlong into the garden.
    Rehmat Ali found himself hidden from his pursuers because-

    A)  he had stopped dead.

    B)  he had acted with speed and decision.

    C)  he had gone around an unexpected bend.

    D)  his pursuers could not run fast enough.

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