SSC CHSL 2019 (Tier-1) English Solutions : 17 March 1st Shift

Q.1 : Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

EXTENSIVE

  1. Elaborate
  2. Intricate
  3. Lengthy
  4. Intensive
Correct Answer : D

  • Extensive : covering a large area; having a great range
  • Intricate : having a lot of small parts that are arranged in a complicated or delicate way
  • Intensive : involving a lot of effort or activity in a short period of time:


Q.2 : Select the most appropriate SYNONYM of the given word.

TRUST (n)

  1. Welfare
  2. Safety
  3. Belief
  4. Ability
Correct Answer : C


Q.3 : Select the word with the incorrect spelling.

  1. Quantity
  2. Quarrell
  3. Argument
  4. Aisle
Correct Answer : B

  • Correct Answer is Quarrel


Q.4 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Several environmentalists from the city conducted a meet to discuss issues related to the ______ pollution levels created by the growing number of pharmaceutical companies.

  1. rise in
  2. raising of
  3. rising from
  4. raise in
Correct Answer : A

  • Raise- to lift something up physically
  • Eg:- If you want to leave the room raise your hand.
  • Rise-an increase in an amount, a number or a level (naturally)
  • Eg:- The sun rises in the east.
  • So, ‘the rise in pollution level’ is the appropriate answer.


Q. (5-9): In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

One of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Maharashtra, the Ellora Caves, date back (5) about 1,500 years ago, and (6) the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. (7) 34 caves are actually Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religious monuments (8) in the rock. They were given the (9) of World Heritage Site in 1983. Created between the 6th and 10th century, the 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves carved in proximity at Ellora are proof of the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.

  1. to
  2. for
  3. at
  4. in
Correct Answer : A

  • ‘Date back to’ is a grammatically correct phrase which means “to be made” or begun at a particular time in the past.


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.6.

  1. were
  2. are
  3. be
  4. is
Correct Answer : B

  • The whole passage is in present tense and the subject of the sentence ‘The Ellora caves’ is a plural noun.
  • So, option (B) is the most logical answer.


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.7.

  • The
  • Many
  • An
  • Few
Correct Answer : A

  • ‘The’ is a definite article so we use it before caves, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc.
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Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.8.

  1. carved
  2. created
  3. constructed
  4. erected
Correct Answer : A

  • Carved- To cut wood or stone in order to make an object or to put a pattern or writing on it.
  • Created- To cause something new to happen or exist.
  • Erected- To build something or to stand something straight up.
  • Constructed-  to build or make something.
  • Since the rocks were cut for making religious monuments Hence option (a) is the answer.


Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.9.

  1. role
  2. symbol
  3. status
  4. function
Correct Answer : C

  • Role- The position or function of somebody/something in a particular situation.
  • Symbol- A sign, object, etc. which represents something.
  • Status- The legal position of a person, group , organisation ..etc.
  • Function- The purpose or special duty of a person or thing.
  • So, The Ellora caves were given the status of World heritage site.


Q.10 : Select the word which means which same as the group of words given.

Close fitting cover for a sword or knife.

  1. Guard
  2. Sheath
  3. Screen
  4. Shield
Correct Answer : B


Q.11 : Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

Hats off to someone.

  1. Make new hats for
  2. Congratulations to
  3. Give hats to
  4. Announce a prize for
Correct Answer : B


Q.12 : Select the wrongly spelt word.

  1. Expidition
  2. Extempore
  3. Extinct
  4. Experiment
Correct Answer : A

Correct Spelling is Expedition.


Q.13 : Select the segment in sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

They had to wait for luggages to be put into the cab before they themselves got into it.

  1. They had to wait
  2. before they themselves got into it
  3. to be put into the cab
  4. for the luggages
Correct Answer : A

  • Plural form of luggage is also luggage.
  • So, “They had to wait for the luggage to be put into the cab before they
    themselves got into it.” is grammatically correct.


Q.14 : Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required select No improvement.

I had no informations about the bank strikes so I went there yesterday.

  1. no information about
  2. no information concerning
  3. no improvement
  4. not got information about
Correct Answer : A

  • ‘Information’ is an uncountable noun. Hence, we do not use ‘-s/es’ with it.


Q.15 : Select the option that is the passive form of the verb.

The sub-committee is presenting its report in a week’s time.

  1. The report of the sub-committee is presenting in a week’s time.
  2. The report of the sub-committee is being presented in a week’s time.
  3. The report of the sub-committee is presenting in a week’s time.
  4. The report of the sub-committee had been presented in a week’s time
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Correct Answer : C


Q.16 : Select the segment in sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

Did you know whether we can exchange the dress if my sister doesn’t like it?

  1. doesn’t like it
  2. we can exchange the dress
  3. did you know whether
  4. if my sister
Correct Answer : C

  • The given sentence is in present tense so ‘Do’ is used instead of ‘did’.


Q.17 : Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes for the special event which is being planned next week.

  1. For spreading the news
  2. In the theatre
  3. Unknown to everyone
  4. To complete the arrangements
Correct Answer : C


Q.18 : Select the alternative that will improve the underline part of the sentence. In case there is no improvement select No improvement.

Harry and Meghan have decided to work and become financially independent.

  1. have decided to work and became
  2. have decide to work and become
  3. No improvement
  4. has decided to work and become
Correct Answer : C

  • The sentence is grammatically correct.


Q.19 : Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

ABBREVIATE

  1. Challenge
  2. Dispute
  3. Expand
  4. Oppose
Correct Answer : C


Q.20 : Give below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives correct order.

  1. “It is mine. I saw it first,” claimed one cat.
  2. Suddenly they spotted a loaf of bread lying beneath a tree.
  3. Once upon a time, two cats were passing through a street.
  4. Both pounced upon it and caught the loaf at the same time.
  1. ADBC
  2. DBCA
  3. BADC
  4. CBDA
Correct Answer : D

  • In (sentence ‘C’) two cats were passing through a street then (sentence ‘B’) suddenly they spotted a loaf of bread then (sentence ‘D’)both pounced upon that and caught the loaf at the same time at last (sentence ‘A’) one cat claimed that “it is mine because i saw it first”.
  • So,CBDA is a proper sequence of sentences.


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

  1. Ibn Al-Haitham wrote a book in seven volumes namely ‘Kitāb al-Manāẓir’ also known as ‘The Book of Optics.’
  2. However, during the medieval period, the notable work of an Arab writer and scientist, Ibn Al-Haitham revolutionised the concept of physics.
  3. During the ancient period, the development of Physics took place simultaneously with the development of astronomy.
  4. In this book, Ibn Al-Haitham disproved the ancient Greek concept of vision and introduced a new theory.
  1. BCDA
  2. CBAD
  3. ADBC
  4. ACBD
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Correct Answer : B

  • The medieval period comes after the ancient period so ‘CB’ is a mandatory pair.
  • Sentence ‘D’ is the explanation of the book ‘Kitāb al-Manāẓir’ that is discussed in sentence ‘A’.so ‘AD’ is also a mandatory pair that is only available in option (b)


Q.22 : Select the most appropriate SYNONYM of the given word.

ALLURING

  1. Attractive
  2. Cheating
  3. Deceitful
  4. Distracting
Correct Answer : A


Q.23 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Astronomy enthusiasts and sky gazers will be able to watch six eclipses in 2020, but only three of them are expected to be ______ in India.

  • exposed
  • evident
  • revealed
  • visible
Correct Answer : D

  • Exposed-To show something that is usually hidden.
  • Evident- clear, Obvious
  • Reveal- To show something that was hidden before.
  • Visible- That can be seen.
  • So, option (d) is the most logical answer because it means only three of six eclipses can be seen in India.


Q.24 : Select the option that is direct form of sentence.

The doctor advised Jaya to put the eye drops into her eyes four times a day from the next day.

  1. The doctor had advised Jaya, “From the next day you put the eye drops into your eyes four times a day.”
  2. The doctor advised Jaya, “From tomorrow put the eye drops into your eyes four times a day.”
  3. The doctor advises Jaya, “From the next day put the eye drops into your eyes four times a day.”
  4. The doctor advised Jaya, “From tomorrow put the eye drops into her eyes four times a day”.
Correct Answer : B

(b)The doctor advised Jaya, “From tomorrow put the eye drops into your eyes four times a day.”(Correct)

Next day → tomorrow, Her → your

(a) The doctor had advised Jaya, “From the next day you put the eye drops into your eyes four times a day.”(Incorrect reporting verb)

(c) The doctor advises Jaya, “From the next day put the eye drops into your eyes four times a day.”(Incorrect reporting verb)

(d) The doctor advised Jaya, “From tomorrow put the eye drops into her eyes four times a day.”(Incorrect pronoun in reported speech)


Q.25 : Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.

  1. Pond
  2. Kreek
  3. Reservoir
  4. Pool
Correct Answer : C

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