English Mock Test for SSC CGL 2016

Dear Students, We are Providing English MOCK Test for SSC CGL PRE 2016 Exam. This Test is designed according to the latest pattern prescribed by SSC. It will Give you an Opportunity to Practice and learn in advance and You’ll be more prepared for the real exam that is scheduled on 27August, 2016 


Directions (Q.1-5): In this section a number of sentences are given. The sentences are given in different parts. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any of the parts indicate your response.
1. In spite of my advice to the contrary a)/ he has been working at a stretch b)/for four hours. c)/No error d)
In spite of my advice to the contrary
he has been working at a stretch
for four hours
No error
2. It is not difficult to understand a)/ why he endeavoured so hard to hide b)/the traces of the crime which he committed. c)/No error d)
It is not difficult to understand
why he endeavoured so hard to hide
the traces of the crime which he committed
No error
3. The managing director along with other members a)/were accorded b)/a warm welcome on the plantation. c)/No error d)
The managing director along with other members
were accorded
a warm welcome on the plantation
No error
4. Neither of these two documents a)/support your claim b)/on the property. c)/No error d)
Neither of these two documents
support your claim
on the property
No error
5. Even on the eve of an inevitable fall, a)/to everyone’s dismay b)their leader seems to be in their elements. c)/No error d)
Even on the eve of an inevitable fall
to everyone’s dismay
their leader seems to be in their elements
No error
Directions (Q.6-10): In the following questions, four alternatives are for the given idiom/phrase, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idioms/ phrase. 
6. More he gets, more he wants.
the more he gets, the more
the more he gets, more
more gets, the more
No improvement
7. If you are told of a downright lie about goods to induce you to buy them, you may have a remedy.
about a downright lie
a downright lie
downright lie
No improvement
8. There were many petty Rajput Kingdoms in India prior than the coming of the Mohammadans.
prior from
prior up to
prior to
No improvement
9. I hope you will be able to steer ahead of the anti-social elements.
steer out
steer free
steer clear
No improvement
10. I am waiting for you since 9 o’clock this morning. 
was waiting
have been waiting
No improvement
Directions (Q.11-15): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
11. A good judge never jumps __________ the conclusion.
12. __________ the reactions of people with amnesia, scientists are learning about the process of memory of the brain.
By studying
To study
They study
They are studying
13. How is life enhanced? A beautiful passage from Tagore comes __________ mind.
14. The conditions necessary __________ this project have not been met.
Of completion
For the complete of
Of complete
For the completion of
15. One difficulty __________ at night is limited vision.
with driving
be driven
to drive
will drive
Directions (Q.16-18): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as you answer. 
Directions (Q.19-20): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.
Directions (Q.21-25): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below.
To those who do listen, the desert speaks of things with an emphasis quite different from that of the shore, the mountain the valley, or the plains. Whereas these invite action and suggest limitless opportunity and exhaustless resources, the implications and the mood of the desert are something different. For one thing, the desert is conservative, not radical. It is more likely to provide awe than to invite conquest. The heroism which it encourages is the heroism of the endurance, not hat of conquest. It brings man up against his limitation, turns him in upon himself and suggests values which more indulgent regions suppress. Sometimes it induces contemplation in men who have never contemplated before. And of all the answers to the question – what is desert good for – ‘contemplation’ is perhaps the best.
21. In order to receive the desert’s message, the beholder needs to be
Courageous in his reaction
Conservative in his responses
A good listener
Sensitive to nature
22. The desert is unique among landscapes in that in encourages only
Heroic endeavour
Adventurous spirit
23. If one responds with insight to the mood of the desert, it evokes
An inclination for deep thought
The possibility of unending resources
The desire for heroic conquest
A sense of intense revulsion
24. The write calls the desert ‘conservative’ rather than ‘radical’ because it provides an environment that
Inspires man to explore it
Offers unlimited opportunity to conquer
Tests one’s endurance
Makes one gloomy
25. What does the phrase “it brings man up against his limitations”, mean?
It makes man feel hopeless about his limitations
It makes man aware of his limitations
It compels man to fight against his limitations
It persuades man to overcome his limitations



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