SSC CHSL 2019 (Tier-1) English Solutions : 18 March 1st Shift

Q.1: Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Vanish into the air

  1. Perpetually postpone
  2. Totally dilute
  3. Permanently mix
  4. Completely disappear
Correct Answer : D


 

Q.2: Select the wrongly spelt word.

  1. Selection
  2. Conviction
  3. Defenition
  4. Valediction
Correct Answer : C


 

Q.3: Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

The students have performed a new version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

  1. A new version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ has been performed by the students.
  2. Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ have been performed by the new version of the students.
  3. Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ has been performed by the new version of the students.
  4. A new version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ have been performed by the students.
Correct Answer : A

A new version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ has been performed by the students (Correct)

Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ have been performed by the new version of the students. (Incorrect Subject and Verb)

A new version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ have been performed by the students. (Tense has changed)

Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ has been performed by the new version of the students. (Incorrect Tense and Subject)


 

Q.4: Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

Shanti asked me, “Why did you keep this smartphone in the bin?”

  1. Shanti asked me why I had kept that smartphone in the bin.
  2. Shanti asked me why I was keeping that smartphone in the bin.
  3. Shanti asked me why I had been keeping that smartphone in the bin.
  4. Shanti asked me why I kept that smartphone in the bin.
Correct Answer : A

Shanti asked me why I had kept that smartphone in the bin.(Correct)

Simple Past (V2) → Past Perfect (had + V3)

  • Shanti asked me why I had been keeping that smartphone in the bin.(Incorrect reported verb and tense)
  • Shanti asked me why I kept that smartphone in the bin. (Incorrect tense)
  • Shanti asked me why I was keeping that smartphone in the bin. (Incorrect tense)


 

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.

The internet is fast becoming trusted by (1)______ children and adults as reliable and accurate (2)______ of information. Through the internet children now have (3)______ to an almost endless supply of information and opportunity for (4)______. However, there can be real risks and dangers for an (5)______ child.

Q.5: Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.

  1. often
  2. not only
  3. both
  4. neither
Correct Answer : C

Correct pairs are

  • Both____and
  • Neither_____nor
  • Not only______but also.
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Often means many times or frequently. So, option (C) is the most logical answer.


 

Q.6: Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2.

  1. piece
  2. deposit
  3. source
  4. collection
Correct Answer : C

  • Source – A place where something is obtained.
  • Deposit – To put something down somewhere.
  • Collection – A group of people or things.
  • Piece – one of the parts that something is made of.
  • According to the meaning of the sentence option (C) is the answer.


 

Q.7: Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3.

  1. gathering
  2. access
  3. ability
  4. easiness
Correct Answer : B

  • Gathering-A time when people come together; Meeting.
  • Easiness-The quality or condition of being easy.
  • Ability-the mental or physical power or skill that makes it possible to do something
  • Access-The chance or right to use or have something; To find information on a computer.
  • According to the meaning of the sentence option (B) is the answer


 

Q.8: Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.

  1. deliberation
  2. intimation
  3. consultation
  4. interaction
Correct Answer : D

  • Consultation – A discussion between people before a decision is taken.
  • Deliberation – The act of thinking about or discussing something and deciding carefully.
  • Intimation – An indirect, usually subtle suggestion, indication, or hint.
  • Interaction – An occasion when two or more people or things communicate with or react to each other.
  • According to the meaning of the sentence option (D) is the most logical answer


 

Q.9: Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.

  1. unsupervised
  2. undeveloped
  3. unauthorised
  4. unparalleled
Correct Answer : A

  • Undeveloped – Not developed.
  • Unauthorised – To do something or be in a particular place without any official permission.
  • Unparalleled – Not parallel or equal.
  • Unsupervised – Not done or acting under supervision.
  • So, option (A) fits to the context.


 

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

Take one’s hat off to someone

  1. Express anger
  2. Display humility
  3. Indicate disapproval
  4. Show admiration
Correct Answer : D


 

Q.11: Select the word which means the same as the group of words give. 

A person who is neither well experienced nor the professional.

  1. Amateur
  2. Proficient
  3. Veteran
  4. Expert
Correct Answer : A


 

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

I had a broken bone in the hand which the doctor called a _____ and suggested immediate surgery.

  1. wound
  2. infection
  3. contamination
  4. fracture
Correct Answer : D

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Q.13: Select the word which means the same as the group of words give. 

Something which is considered to be very important

  1. Meagre
  2. Cardinal
  3. Scanty
  4. Supplementary
Correct Answer : B


 

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

JOVIAL

  1. Judgemental
  2. Joyous
  3. Jealous
  4. Jeering
Correct Answer : B

Judgemental : too quick to criticize people

Jeering : the action of laughing or shouting insults at someone to show you have no respect for them


 

Q.15: Select the most appropriate option to substitute to underline segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute, select No Improvement.

As of you are here with me, who cares about the outcome of the issue.

  1. So long
  2. No Improvement
  3. As long to
  4. As long as
Correct Answer : D

As long as” is grammatically correct which means ‘during the whole time’


 

Q.16: Select the most appropriate Antonym of the given word.

EARTHLY

  1. Temperamental
  2. Peripheral
  3. Celestial
  4. Temporal
Correct Answer : C

 


 

Q.17: Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options select the one that gives their correct order.

  1. One day, a strange crow from the west, landed on one of the branches.
  2. There was a large mango tree deep inside a thick forest.
  3. The branches were full of leaves, which crackled when the storm blew.
  4. Its branches spread in all directions, lobbing a large shadow on the ground.
  1. BDCA
  2. BCAD
  3. CDBA
  4. ACDB
Correct Answer : A

  • In sentence ‘B’ there is the introduction of a large mango tree and in sentence ‘D’ there is more information about the tree and Its branches then in sentence ‘C’ there is explanation of branches. So ‘BDCA’ is the right sequence.


 

Q.18: Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options select the one that gives their correct order.

  1. In the evening, Tejaswini would sing songs praising the Lord.
  2. She would go to the Lord’s temple twice a day.
  3. Tejaswini was known in the village for her devotion to the Lord.
  4. In the morning, she would take with her a pot of milk and a bunch of flowers as offering.
  1. CADB
  2. DCAB
  3. ACDB
  4. CBDA
Correct Answer : D

  • Subject of Sentence ‘C’ and sentence ‘A’ is a noun(Tejaswini) but in sentence ‘A’ time of evening has been discussed so it will not be in the opening of the passage. Time of morning and evening is a proper sequence so ‘DA’ is a
    mandatory pair that is only available in option (D)
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Q.19: In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Thomas is a man of word who have been paying back the borrowed money in instalments.

  1. the borrowed money
  2. in instalments
  3. Thomas is a moan of word
  4. who have been paying back
Correct Answer : D

  • ‘Who’ is a relative pronoun referring to ‘a man’. Here, man is a singular countable noun.
  • Hence, singular verb ‘has’ should be used for it.


 

Q.20: Select the wrongly spelt word.

  1. Collaborate
  2. Comemorate
  3. Corporate
  4. Conjugate
Correct Answer : B

  • Correct spelling is Commemorate.


 

Q.21: Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

She has shown a great interest towards space science, since her early childhood and a passion to ______ the outer space.

  1. elicit
  2. enlighten
  3. entertain
  4. explore
Correct Answer : D

  • Elicit – to manage to get information, facts, a reaction, etc. from somebody.
  • Enlighten – to give somebody information so that he/she understands something better.
  • Entertain – To interest and amuse somebody in order to please him/her.
  • Explore-to search and discover (about something).
  • So, option (D) fits to the context.


 

Q.22: In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Though she was able to finish the work on time, she couldn’t do that out in fear.

  1. finish the work on time
  2. she couldn’t do that
  3. Though she was able to
  4. out in fear
Correct Answer : D

‘Out of fear’ is the correct phrase.

Out of fear – a feeling of distress.

So, ‘Though she was able to finish the work on time, she couldn’t do that out of fear.’ is the correct sentence.‘


 

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

CHOOSY

  1. Productive
  2. Frank
  3. Selective
  4. Tricky
Correct Answer : C


 

Q.24: Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

OBSCURE

  1. Ambiguous
  2. Clear
  3. Uncertain
  4. Vague
Correct Answer : B

Ambiguous : having or expressing more than one possible meaning, sometimes intentionally.


Q.25: Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No Improvement’.

Before it was modified, the Law provided wit h the owner could take possession of the goods at any time.

  1. provided that
  2. provided on
  3. provided as
  4. No improvement
Correct Answer : A

  • ‘provided that’ is the correct phrase which means “on the condition that”.
  • So, option (a) is the correct answer.

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