SSC CGL Previous Papers with Explanation Audit Held 09.09.2001
Directions (1-10): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and tiy to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
Mass communication is the delivery of 1, ideas and entertainment to thousands or millions of 2 simultaneously; it is a force with incalculable 3 on today’s world. The 4 of mass comm-unication rests 5 the skills of the communicator to 6 the recipient’s thinking, 7 stir emotions, to 8 him or her to 9. Mass communication is the one-to-one impact of one human intelligence upon
10. carried on thousand fold simultaneously among individuals who have no direct personal contact.
1. (1) items
(2) news ,
(4) cartoons .
2. (1) People
3. (1) worth (2) impact
(3) force (4) value
4. (1) dynamism (2) force
(3) success (4) power
5. (1) against (2) under
(3) to (4) upon
6. (1) stimulate (2) agitate (3) understand (4) minimize
7. (1) for (2) to
(3) with (4) from
8. (1) encourage (2) persuade
(3) discourage (4) endanger
9. (1) direction (2) function
(3) action (4) mission
10. (1) Another (2) people
(3) man (4) women
Directions (11-15) : A sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested below, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
11. He was congratulated by his teacher on his brilliant success in the recent examination.
(1) His teacher congratulated him on his brilliant success in the recent examination.
(2) His teacher congratulated him for his success in the examination.
(3) His teacher congratulated him on his success.
(4) His teacher congratulated him.
12. People speak English all over the world.
(1) English is spoken all over the world.
(2) English was spoken all over, the world.
(3) English was spoken by people.
(4) English is spoken by people.
13. Who gave you permission to enter?
(1) By whom were you given permission to enter?
(2) By whom was you given permission to enter?
(3) By whom you were given permission to enter?
(4) By v/hom given you permission to enter?
14. The Principal has granted him a scholarship.
(1) A scholarship has granted to him by the Principal.
(2) He has been granted a scholarship by the Princi-pal.
(3) He has granted a scholar-ship by the Principal.
(4) A scholarship was granted to him by the Principal.
15. Before festivals the shops are thronged with men, women and children making various pur¬chases.
(1) During festivals people throng the shops.
(2) Men, women and children throng the shops before fes¬tivals making various pur¬chases.
(3) Men, women and children make purchases during festivals.
(4) The shops are througed by people making purchases.
Directions (16-25) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
16. Succession of rulers belonging to one family.
(1) Dynasty (2) Lineage
(3) Ancestry (4) Progeny
17. To cut something into two pieces.
(1) severe (2) sever
(3) sewer (4) sow
18. Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial.
(1) tabloid (2) poster
(3) board (4) plaque
19. Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money.
(1) fraud (2) robbery
(3) pickpocket (4) theft
20. A short poem or speech ad¬dressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama.
(1) prologue (2) dialogue
(3) epilogue (4) monologue
21. Capable of being understood in * either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not defi¬nite.
(1) amphibious (2) ambiguous (3) amorphous (4) confuting
22. A person who is unable to pay his debts.
(1) solvent (2) banker
(3) insolvent (4) lender
23. Anything which is no longer in use.
(1) obsure (2) obsolete
(3) pristine (4) lapsed
24. A person coming to a foreign land to settle there.
(1) immigrant (2) emigrant
(3) tourist (4) settler
25. Something capable of being ‘ done.
(1) probable (2) feasible
(3) tenable (4) explicable
Directions (26-35): You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The achievement of science in the twentieth century has been very great. Its influence can be felt in every sphere of life. From the small pins and needles to the huge iron Sheets and joints, most of the things we require for our everyday use, come out of factories where scientific principles are utilized for practical ends. Science has enabled man to bring forces of nature under control and to use them for his own advantage. It has brought the distant parts of the world close together. Our knowledge of the universe has been much widened on account of the un-tiring efforts of the astronomers like Jeans and Eddington. Remarkable cures of human diseases have been possible owing to the discovery of some wonderful medicines.
26. The main idea of the passage is—
(1) The impact of science can be
felt in every sphere of life
(2) Science is an anathema
(3) Nothing is beyond the pur-view of science
(4) Science can work miracles
27. The mode of approach is—
28. What has enabled man to harness the forces of nature to the advantage of mankind?
(l) arts (2) oratory
(3) bravery (4) science
29. Science has proved a great boon for
(1) scientists (2) artists
(3) explorers (4) mankind
30. The most appropriate title for the passage will be
(1) Science is a curse
(2) Science, a great boon
(3) Achievements of science
(4) None of these
“Science cannot reduce the magic of a sunset to arithmetic, nor can it express friendship with a formula” observed the eminent medical re-searcher, Dr. Lous Orr. He added, “also beyond science’s mastery of nature are love and laughter, pain and loneliness and insights into truth and beauty”. This distancing of science from the human condition perhaps explains why most foreign tourists visiting Britain flock predictably to see the hallowed homes of playwrights, writers and poets, but choose to ignore the habitations where its eminent scientists lived and worked.
31. Why is it that science cannot express friendship with a formula?
(1) Science and friendship cannot co-exist
(2) It is abstract term which cannot be grappled by science
(3) Friendship is beyond science’s mastery
(4) Friendship is unknown to scientists
32. The word “magic” refers to.
(1) evening dusk—
(2) the sunrise
(3) solar and lunar eclipse
(4) setting of the sun, with all its beauty
33. Which of the following are beyond science’s reach, according to the passage?
(1) Love and laughter, pain and loneliness
(2) Derivation of a formula
(3) Complexity of time and tide
(4) Work of the mind
34. The verb ‘flock’ refers to .
(1) tourists in Britain
(2) local people
(3) large number of foreign tourists visiting homes of play-wrights, writers, poets
(4) Indian tourists
35. Why according to the author do tourists prefer to visit hallowed homes of playwrights writers
and poets rather than visiting the habitation of eminent scientists?
(1) The houses of playwright and writers are well-decorated and are full of splendour
(2) Science cannot explain hu-man emotions hence people have a soft comer for those who produce a splendid display of emotions in their work
(3) Scientists are loathsome
(4) Houses of scientists are untidy and not well-preserved
Directions (36-45) : Read each of the following sentences to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of it. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error your answer is (4), i.e. No error.
36. When shall we (1)/ arrive (2)/ to our destination. (3)/ No error. (4)
37. Based on the newspaper reports, (1)/ we can conclude that (2)/ many accidents caused by reckless driving. (3)/ No error. (4)
38. Females (1)/ are not appointed (2) / in our college. (3)/ No error. (4)
39. The officer (1)/ is angry, on the clerk (2)/ for not attending to the work. (3)/ No error. (4)
40. No sooner (1) /1 had spoken, (2) than he left. (3)/ No error. (4)
41. Computer education (1)/ in universities and colleges (2) leaves much to be desired. (3)/ No error. (4)
42. You will be persecuted (1)/ for bringing seeds (2)/ into Australia. ((3)/ No error. (4)
43. You must either tell me (1) / the whole story or, at least (2)/ the first half of it. (3)/ No error. (4)
44. Our new neighbours (1)/ had been living in Arizona (2)/ since ten years before moving to their present house. (3)/ No error. (4)
45. The patient (1)/ was accompanied (2)/ with his friend. (3)/ No error. (4)
Directions (46-50): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.
46. Conciliation (1) dispute
(1) truth (2) fact
(3) falsehood (4) story
48. Reluctantly .
(1) pleasingly (2) willingly (3) satisfactorily (4) happily
(1) instruct (2) induct
(3) conduct (4) mend
(1) rejoice (2) rejuvenate
(3) complain (4) cry
Directions (51-55) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which expresses the right meaning of the word given in bold.
(1) initiative (2) beginning
(3) initial (4) origin
(1) famous (2) vigorous
(3) energetic (4) enormous
(1) Paradise (2) question
(3) puzzle (4) challenge
(1) proliterate (2) prohibit
(3) stipulate (4) reproduce
SSC CGL Previous Papers PDF Download (100 Solved Papers in PDF)