Previous Year Questions : SSC CHSL

Dear Students,

English section is an integral part of SSC Exams.This is also a section that is feared by most of the candidates.Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. SSC CHSL Exam is the next target for the aspirants.You need to gird up your loins to score maximum marks.Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 mix questions asked in any govt exam. To make you learn important grammar rules effectively and at an apt time is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-5): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Widespread liberalization of the economic …………… regime was long overdue in 1991, and has played a positive role since, but its impact has …………… its course and the policy has recognizable …………… . Liberalization cannot address all aspects of the man-made environment and now climate change …………… to change everything forever. We do not have another quarter century to deal …………… these imperatives.

Q1. Widespread liberalization of the economic …………… regime
(a) manifesto
(b) statement
(c) plan
(d) policy

Q2. but its impact has …………… its course
(a) run
(b) ran
(c) been running
(d) had ran

Q3. the policy has recognizable …………… .
(a) limits
(b) constraint
(c) considerations
(d) fault

Q4. now climate change …………… to change everything forever.
(a) were threatening
(b) threatens
(c) threatened
(d) are threatening

Q5. We do not have another quarter century to deal …………… these imperatives.
(a) about
(b) for
(c) with
(d) of

Directions (6-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q6. Pull the plug
(a) Make a firm refusal
(b) Save a situation by acting in the nick of time
(c) To waste away somebody’s effort
(d) Prevent something from continuing

Q7. Wag the dog
(a) To divert attention from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance
(b) To be nice to someone if you want that person’s loyalty
(c) To praise someone to get that persons love
(d) A small favour to a person who loves you matters a lot to that person

Q8. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
(a) Not to live in a fancy imaginary world, where everything happens as per your wish
(b) Counting your wealth repeatedly will not make it grow
(c) One should be optimistic but be ready for failures
(d) Don't make plans based on future events that might not happen.

Q9. Water under the bridge
(a) To create solutions to overcome any problem
(b) Past events are no longer important
(c) Young days can never be brought back again
(d) Time keeps flowing endlessly

Q10. Saved by the bell
(a) When time is in your favour
(b) Saved at the last moment
(c) The bell rings at the most opportune time
(d) Prayers are answered when the church bell rings

Q11. Shooting fish in a barrel
(a) To do random acts of stupidity
(b) To behave in a cruel manner
(c) Ridiculously easy
(d) To escape through a narrow opening

Q12. By the skin of one’s teeth
(a) To hurt someone
(b) Teeth show health of an animal or a person
(c) Dental hygiene is critical for good health
(d) A very narrow margin

Q13. Scapegoat
(a) Animal sacrifice as an offering to God
(b) The most useful animal or person
(c) A lucky person who is forgiven for his crimes
(d) A person who is blamed for the mistakes of others

Q14. Wild goose chase
(a) A hopeless search for something unattainable
(b) An adventurous trip full of surprises
(c) To waste a lot of time and effort for small returns
(d) To have fun doing a certain task

Q15. To put the cat among the pigeons
(a) To hunt easy prey
(b) To be different in a group where everybody is alike
(c) To do something that is likely to cause controversy
(d) When the entire group feels trapped in a bad situation


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