SSC CGL 2018 (T-1) 06 June 2019 First Shift English Paper Solution

In this article we have provided the solution of SSC CGL 2018 English Paper. This paper was conducted on 6th of june in 2019. SSC CGL 2018 English Paper Solution. CGL18 6 June 1st Shift Paper Solution.

Q.1: Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

An enclosure to keep the birds in 

  1. Aviary 
  2. Apiary 
  3. Stable 
  4. Sanctuary

Correct Answer : A

 

Q.2 : Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required select No improvement. 

If you listen to the English news, it improve your English.

  1. it is improving 
  2. it will improve 
  3. it improved 
  4. No improvement 

Correct Answer : B

  • If के साथ अगर Condition, Present Tense में है तो Result, Future Tense में होगा। इसलिए it improve की जगह it will improve होना चाहिए।




Q.3 : Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 

Give someone the cold shoulder

  1. Ignore someone
  2. Give way a secret
  3. Do something pointless
  4. Pamper someone

Correct Answer : A

  • इस idiom का अर्थ है – किसी को अनदेखा कर देना।

 

Q.4 : Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

An inscription on a tombstone written in memory of the deceased.

  1. Pillar
  2. Epitaph
  3. Slab
  4. Basilica

Correct Answer : B

  • Basilica : a public building in ancient Rome that was round at one end and had two rows of columns supporting the roof, or a large church with a similar design

 

Q.6 : Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Pull yourself together.

  1. Go to sleep
  2. Calm down 
  3. Try to understand 
  4. Do good job

Correct Answer : B

  • इस Idiom का अर्थ है – अपने आप को शांत रखना या संतुलन बनाए रखना

 

Q. (7 – 11) In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives give. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Pigeon racing has become increasingly popular in parts of China (7) the country’s elite and its middle class. Sun Yan, the deputy general secretary of Beijin Racing Pigeons Association, (8) that at least 100,000 pigeon breeders live in Beijing and (9) 90,000 of them are registered with Racing Pigeons Associations at (10) levels, to qualify for the games held in the spring and autumn. Competitions can be lucrative for (11) owners, with some prizes amounting ot tens of thousands of dollars. Liu said in recent years, pigeon racing has been surging in popularity across China.



Correct answer for (7) …

  1. against
  2. along 
  3. among 
  4. about
  SSC CGL 2018 (T-1) English Paper Solution : 07 June 2019 Second Shift

Correct Answer : C

  • Among- in or concerning a particular group of people or things
  • Against- not agreeing with or supporting somebody/something
  • Along- from one end to or towards the other end of something
  • About- a little more or less than; approximately

As the game was popular among China’s elite and middle class. So , option (c) is the answer

 

Correct answer for (8) …

  1. said 
  2. clarified
  3. told 
  4. advised

Correct Answer : A

  • Said- to speak or tell somebody something, using words
  • Clarified- to make something become clear and easier to understand
  • Told- to give information to somebody by speaking or writing
  • Advised- to tell somebody what you think he/she should do

As the context of the sentence, He normally said that at least 1,00,000 pigeon breeders live in Beijing.

 

Correct answer for (9) …

  1. utmost  
  2. almost
  3. nearby 
  4. exact

Correct Answer : B

  •  Almost- not quite; very nearly.
  • Utmost- most extreme; greatest.
  • Nearby- not far away; close.
  • Exact – accurate or correct in all details.

According to the passage, Sun Yan was not aware of the exact number of pigeon breeders so he said almost 90,000 of 1,00,000 pigeons were registered for racing

 

Correct answer for (10) …

  1. different
  2. differed 
  3. differential 
  4. differ

Correct Answer : A

  • Different (adjective)- unlike in nature, form, or quality.
  • Differed- past participle of differ
  • Differential (adjective) – a difference between amounts of things,
  • Differ(verb)-be unlike or dissimilar.

According to the structure of the sentence, we need an adjective to qualify the noun ‘level’ and the sentence tells about the nature of the game so option(a) is the answer.

Correct answer for (11) …

  1. pigeons
  2. birds
  3. animal 
  4. bird

Correct Answer : D

  • According to the structure of the sentence, we need a singular word for pigeon or bird so ‘Bird owners’ is the correct plural form. Hence, option (d) is the answer.

 

Q.12 : Select the wrongly spelt word.

  1. Explain
  2. Except
  3. Expire
  4. Expereince

Correct Answer : D

  • Correct spelling is Experience.

 

Q.13 : Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

Their children were brought up with great care.

  1. They had brought up their children with great care.
  2. Their children brought them up with great care.
  3. They brought up their children with great care.
  4. They have been bringing up their children with great care.
  Please sign these documents in ink so that they can be preserved.

Correct Answer : C

  • (a) They had brought up their children with great care. (Tense
    has changed)
  • (b) Their children brought them up with great care. (Meaning
    has changed)
  • (d) They have been bringing up their children with great care.
    (Tense has changed)




Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

There is hope that better forestry management will help in the _____ of the wild life that is constantly facing threat because of increasing human activities.

  1. Salvation
  2. Guarding
  3. Supervision
  4. Conservation

Correct Answer : D

Salvation : (a way of) being saved from danger, loss, or harm.

 

Q.16 : Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.

I try to solve this problem at least for two hours.

  1. am try to solve
  2. have been trying to solve
  3. tried to be solving 
  4. No improvement

Correct Answer : B

  • for+time के करन Verb, Perfect Continuous में होना चाहिए।

 

Q.17: Select the synonym of the given word.

Indelible

  1. Illegal 
  2. Illegible
  3. Inerasable
  4. Ineffective

Correct Answer : C

  • Indelible : An indelible mark or substance is impossible to remove by washing or in any other way
  • Inerasable : not erasable; incapable of being erased or effaced.
  • Illegible : (of writing or print) impossible or almost impossible to read because of being very untidy or not clear.

 

Q.18 :Select the antonym of the given word.

Agony

  1. Anxiety
  2. Distress
  3. Comfort
  4. Misery

Correct Answer : C

  • Agony : extreme physical or mental pain or suffering.

 

Q.19 : In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Every employee of the company were given a two bedroom flat as Diwali bonus. 

  1. as Diwali bonus
  2. a two bedroom flat
  3. Every employee
  4. were given

Correct Answer : D

  • were के स्थान पर was होगा क्योंकि subject (employee) singular है।

 

Q.20 : Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

The burning of the effigy of Ravana on Dussehra ____ the burning of all evils. 

  1. epitomizes.
  2. intensifies
  3. personifies
  4. symbolizes

Correct Answer : D

  • Symbolizers –   be a symbol of. 
  • Epitomizes –  be a perfect example of.
  • Intensifies –  increase the opacity of
  • Personifies – increase the opacity of

 

Q.21 : Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

  1. Mango, the so-called “king of fruits, is something of a national obsession in India.
  2. There was a bumper crop of mangoes in different states.
  3. It resulted in prices coming down and sales going up – much to the delight of buyers and sellers alike.
  4. 2017 proved to be a very good year for mango lovers.
  1. ADBC
  2. CDAB
  3. CADB
  4. ADCB
  She has no other hobby but that of collecting coins

Correct Answer : A

  • Sentence D states that 2017 was a good year for mango lovers, sentences B, and C state the cause of mango lovers’ happiness.
  • So they will follow D. However, sentence B is the cause of the event discussed in sentence C so B will be followed by C.
  • Only option A follows the given pattern hence option A is the correct answer.

 

Q.22 : Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

At night, lock the outer gate. 

  1. The outer gate is requested to be locked at night. 
  2. The outer gate be locked at night. 
  3. Let the outer gate be locked at night.
  4. The outer gate is locked at night.

Correct Answer : C

  • (a) The outer gate is requested to be locked at night.
    (Incorrect Structure and Meaning)
  • (b) The outer gate be locked at night. (Incorrect Structure and
    Meaning)
  • (d) The outer gate is locked at night. (Incorrect Structure and
    Meaning)

 

Q.23 : Select the synonym of the given word.

Triumph 

  1. Fight 
  2. Victory 
  3. Attack
  4. Peace

Correct Answer : B

  • Triumph :  a very great success, achievement, or victory (= when you win a war, fight, or competition), or a feeling of great satisfaction or pleasure caused by this

 

Q.24 : Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

  1. Around 600 million of them live in areas of high to extreme water stress.
  2. India is suffering from the worst water crisis, with one billion people living in water scarcity.
  3. This is even more than that of China and the US combined.
  4. The reason is that at 24 per cent, India uses the most groundwater drawn out globally



  1. BADC
  2. ACBD
  3. ADCB
  4. BDAC

Correct Answer : A

  • Sentence B should be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the Para jumble i.e. water crisis in India.
  • Further, Sentence A talks about the number of people living in areas of extreme pressure.
  • Clearly, A will follow B as “of them” is the keyword here.

 

Q.25 : Select the wrongly spelt word. 

  1. Contamporary 
  2. Cooperation
  3. Controversial 
  4. Conquer

Correct Answer : A

  • Correct spelling is Contemporary.

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