SSC CHSL 2019 (Tier-1) English Solutions : 17 March 3rd Shift

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

A place where wild animals live.

  1. Cage
  2. Kennel
  3. Hutch
  4. Lair
Correct Answer : D


 

Q.2 : Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases

  1. Medicine
  2. Treatment
  3. Therapy
  4. Panacea
Correct Answer : D


 

Q.3 : Select the alternative that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case there is no improvement select ‘No improvement’.

There was no sign of recognition on his face when they met after ten years.

  1. no sign to recognise
  2. no any sign of recognition
  3. No improvement
  4. no sign for recognition
Correct Answer : C


 

Q.4 : Select the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

We were busy at the work and went for lunch only at 2.30 pm.

  1. only at 2.30 pm
  2. at the work
  3. and went for lunch
  4. We were busy
Correct Answer : B


 

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.

Valley of Flowers National Park, an Indian national park located in North Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand, is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and variety of flora. (1)______ richly diverse area is also home (2)______ rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds (3)______ in the park include the Himalayan monal pheasant and other (4)______ altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle (5)______ of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east.

Q.5 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.

  1. That
  2. These
  3. This
  4. Which
Correct Answer : D

  • ‘That’ is used for past tense. ‘These’ is used for plural countable nouns.
  • The sentence is in present tense so ‘this richly area’ is the most logical answer.


 

Q.6 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.

  1. of
  2. to
  3. with
  4. in
Correct Answer : B

  • ‘Home to’ is a correct phrase which means ‘inhabitants of a particular area or a given place’.


 

Q.7 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.

  1. finding
  2. are found
  3. found
  4. find
Correct Answer : C

  • ‘Bird found in the park’ means the birds that live in the park which is fit to the context of the sentence.


 

Q.8 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.

  1. high
  2. flight
  3. far
  4. soaring
Correct Answer : A

  • According to the sense of the sentence ‘High altitude birds’ is the most logical answer.
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Q.9 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank no. 5.

  1. shore
  2. scene
  3. movement
  4. landscape
Correct Answer : D

Shore- The land at the edge of a sea or lake.

Scene- The place where something happened.

Landscape – Everything you can see when you look across a large area of land

Movement-  an act of moving.

So, option (D) is the answer


 

Q.10 : Select the most appropriate meaning of given idiom.

Back in saddle 

  1. Resume duty
  2. Teach someone riding
  3. Learn how to ride
  4. Put a new saddle
Correct Answer : A


 

Q.11 : Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

  1. Just before the sacrifice, however, he noticed that one of the king’s fingers was missing.
  2. Once when travelling across a forest, the king was captured by a powerful tribe.
  3. Since it was not acceptable to sacrifice an incomplete person to God, the king was released.
  4. The tribal priest decided to sacrifice the king to their God
  1. BDAC
  2. CDBA
  3. ADBC
  4. DACB
Correct Answer : A

  • Sentence ‘B’ is the introduction of passage because only sentence ‘B’ starts with a noun ‘Once when travelling across a forest, the king was captured by a powerful tribe’.
  • Hence, only option(d) starts with ‘B’.


 

Q.12 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

By accelerating digitisation and leveraging next generation technologies, the life insurance sector can double its ______ to Rupees 70 lakh crores, a study said.

  1. assets
  2. reports
  3. policies
  4. funding
Correct Answer : A

  • Assets- something of value that a person, company, etc. owns.
  • Reports- to give people information about what you have seen, heard, done, etc.
  • Policies- a plan of action agreed or chosen by a government, a company, etc.
  • Funding- To provide a project, school, charity etc. with money.
  • So, option (A) is the most appropriate answer.


 

Q.13 : Select the most appropriate Antonym of the given word.

PRIM

  1. Principle
  2. Intellectual
  3. Dishevelled
  4. Mature
Correct Answer : C

  • PRIM : very formal and correct in behaviour and easily shocked by anything rude.
  • DISHEVELLED : (of people or their appearance) very untidy.


 

Q.14 : Select the most appropriate Antonym of the given word.

EXHALE

  1. Expel
  2. Inspire
  3. Inhale
  4. Respite
Correct Answer : C


 

Q.15 : Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

  1. Problems in absorption of vitamins is the main cause of vitamin deficiency.
  2. This is the reason why people with metabolic disorders such as obesity, often suffer from vitamin deficiency.
  3. Hence, digestion and the absorption mechanism in the body is very important.
  4. Vitamin deficiency is not just caused by lack of vitamins in the diet.
  1. BCAD
  2. CBDA
  3. DABC
  4. ACBD
Correct Answer : C

  • The whole passage is based on vitamin deficiency. sentence ‘A’ is further explanation of sentence ‘D’ so DA is a sequence and sentence ‘C’ is the conclusion of the whole passage so sentence ‘C’ will be in the last of passage. Hence, DABC is the most appropriate sequence.
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Q.16 : Select the word with the incorrect spelling.

  1. Denounce
  2. Ascertain
  3. Systemetic
  4. Combination
Correct Answer : C

  • Correct option is Systematic.


 

Q.17 :Select the most appropriate Synonym of the given word.

RESILIENT

  1. Supple
  2. Furious
  3. Lazy
  4. Baseless
Correct Answer : A

  • RESILIENT : able to be happy, successful, etc. again after something difficult or bad has happened.
  • SUPPLE : bending or able to be bent easily; not stiff.


 

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

Carrots and sweet potatoes were airdrop for animals starving during the tragic bushfires in Australia.

  1. were airdropped for animals starving
  2. will be airdropping for animals starving
  3. are airdropped for animals starved
  4. No improvement
Correct Answer : B

  • In passive form of sentence, we use ‘helping verb + V 3 ’.
  • So, ‘Carrots and sweet potatoes were airdropped for animals starving during the tragic bushfires in Australia.’ is grammatically correct.


 

Q.19 : Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

When they read about the proposed strike of buses they said, “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

  1. Prevent them
  2. Call them for talks
  3. Solve the problem
  4. Cancel our plans
Correct Answer : C 

  • Cross that bridge – solve the problem
  • Eg : The job interview is a week away, so I’m not worried about it yet—I’ll cross
    that bridge when I come to it.


 

Q.20 : Select the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

No matter what that the mother did the baby didn’t stop crying.

  1. what that
  2. the mother did
  3. the baby didn’t stop crying
  4. No matter
Correct Answer : A

  • ‘No matter what’ is a correct phrase which is used to emphasize that something is always true, or that someone must do something.
  • So ‘No matter what the mother did the baby didn’t stop crying.’ is the correct sentence


 

Q.21 : Select the option that is the direct form of the sentence.

Experts said that several steps were being taken to promote foreign trade as it constituted 45% of the country’s economy.

  1. Experts are saying, “Several steps were taken to promote foreign trade as it constituted 45% of the country’s economy”.
  2. Experts said, “Several steps should be taken to promote foreign trade as they constitute 45% of the country’s economy”.
  3. Experts said, “Several steps are being taken to promote foreign trade as it constitutes 45% of the country’s economy”.
  4. Experts said, “Several steps had been taken for promoting foreign trade as it constitute 45% of the country’s economy”
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Correct Answer : C

  • Experts said, “Several steps are being taken to promote foreign trade as it constitutes 45% of the country’s economy”.(Correct)
  • Said that → said

  • Were being → are being

  • Experts are saying , “Several steps were taken to promote foreign trade as it
    constituted 45% of the country’s economy”.(Incorrect reporting verb)
  • Experts said, “Several steps should be taken to promote foreign trade as they
    constitute 45% of the country’s economy”.(Incorrect Tense)
  • Experts said, “Several steps had been taken for promoting foreign trade as it
    constitute 45% of the country’s economy”.(Incorrect Tense)


 

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

OCCUR

  1. Hasten
  2. Happen
  3. Hinder
  4. Hamper
Correct Answer : B

  • OCCUR : (especially of accidents and other unexpected events) to happen.
  • HINDER : to limit the ability of someone to do something, or to limit the development of something.


 

Q.23 : Select the option that is the passive form of the sentence.

Jiya wrote the research paper with the help of her tutor.

  1. The research paper is being written by Jiya with the help of her tutor.
  2. The research paper was wrote by Jiya with the help of the tutor.
  3. The research paper can be written by the tutor with the help of Jiya.
  4. The research paper was written by Jiya with the help of her tutor.
Correct Answer : D

  • The research paper is being written by Jiya with the help of her tutor. (Tense has changed)
  • The research paper was wrote by Jiya with the help of the tutor. (Incorrect Verb)
  • The research paper can be written by the tutor with the help of Jiya. (Tense has changed)


 

Q.24 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. 

Madhuri is bringing _______ her sister’s daughter after the death of the child’s parents.

  1. in
  2. out
  3. up
  4. over
Correct Answer : B

  • Bring over- to take someone or something from one place to the place where someone else is, especially their home.
  • Bring out- produce and launch a new product or publication
  • Bring up- look after a child until it is an adult.
  • Bring in- introduce a new law or product. So, option (c) is the most appropriate answer.


 

Q.25 : Select the word with correct spelling.

  1. Avaluanche
  2. Capricious
  3. Ecstacy
  4. Complasent
Correct Answer : B

  • Avalanche – a large amount of ice, snow, and rock falling quickly down the side of a mountain.
  • Ecstasy – a state of extreme happiness, especially when feeling pleasure.


 

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