Previous Years English Questions For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 15th July


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Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Previous Years Questions Quiz with detailed solutions. To make you learn English grammar rules and vocabulary effectively is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-3): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Q1. Bad habits must be (nipped at the bud) 
(a) nipped off the bud
(b) nipped in the bud
(c) nipped on the bud
(d) No Improvement
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Sol. ‘Nip in the bud’ is an idiomatic expression which means halt something at an early stage or thoroughly check something. Hence option B fits in the context.

Q2. Let us (partake) a meal before we start.
(a) partake of
(b) partake off
(c) partake in
(d) No Improvement
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Sol. Partake of is the correct idiomatic expression which means to have a portion of something such as food or drink. Hence option ‘A’ improves the sentence.

Q3. There is a dearth of (woman doctor) in our state. We shall have to recruit some from the other states.
(a) women doctor
(b) woman doctors
(c) women doctors
(d) No Improvement
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Sol. ‘Woman doctor’ is a compound noun and its plural form should be ‘Women Doctors’.
Hence option ‘C’ improves the sentence.

Directions (4-6): Out of the four alternatives, choose that best expresses the meaning of the given word.

(a) Immense
(b) Minute
(c) Separate
(d) Collaborate
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Sol. Midget: Very small.

(a) Pitiful
(b) Rise
(c) Ascend
(d) Fade
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Sol. Dismal: Pitifully or disgracefully bad.

(a) Moral
(b) Sordid
(c) Tenet
(d) Disbelief
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Sol. Squalid: showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards.

Directions (7-9): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

(a) Healthy
(b) Steady
(c) Obese
(d) Young
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Sol. Tremulous: shaking or quivering slightly. Steady: firmly fixed, supported, or balanced; not shaking or moving. Being opposite in meaning both Tremulous and Steady are antonyms to each other.

(a) Dodge
(b) Support
(c) Thwart
(d) Flee
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Sol. Elude: evade or escape from (a danger, enemy or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way

(a) Respected
(b) Derisive
(c) Haughty
(d) Expedite
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Sol. Contemptuous: showing contempt; scornful.

Directions (10-12): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q10. A rift in the lute
(a) not open to the public
(b) die while still working
(c) take a turn for the better
(d) bring about disharmony
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Sol. Option D is the correct answer.

Q11. Cushy job
(a) financially comfortable job
(b) hectic job
(c) unimportant task
(d) impossible job
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Sol. Option A is the correct answer.

Q12. On the brink of
(a) to be alert
(b) to be near to
(c) not at all
(d) occasionally
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Sol. Option B is the correct answer.

Directions (13-15): Five words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
(a) Moetiff
(b) Motiff
(c) Mottiff
(d) Motif
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(a) Humorresque
(b) Humoresque
(c) Humoresquie
(d) Humuoresque
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(a) Eloqeuence
(b) Eloquence
(c) Eloquencie
(d) Eloquaence
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