English Questions for SSC CGL Pre 2017 Exam


Directions (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q1. Relationship by blood or birth.
(a) Parentage 
(b) Affiliation 
(c) Consanguinity 
(d) Nepotism 

Q2. That which cannot be understood.
(a) Illegible 
(b) Unintelligible 
(c) Unknown 
(d) Undecipherable 

Q3. Design made by putting together coloured pieces of glass or stone.
(a) Oleograph 
(b) Mosaic 
(c) Tracery 
(d) Relief 

Q4. A cure for all diseases.
(a) Exorcism 
(b) Incantation 
(c) Panacea 
(d) Antibiotic 

Q5. Study of mankind.
(a) Pathology 
(b) Physiology 
(c) Philology 
(d) Anthropology 

Q6. That which cannot be done without.
(a) Irrevocable 
(b) Impracticable 
(c) Indispensable 
(d) Impossible 

Q7. One who travels from place to place. 
(a) Itinerant 
(b) Mendicant 
(c) Journeyman 
(d) Tramp

Q8. A person not sure of the existence of God.
(a) Theist 
(b) Atheist 
(c) Agnostic 
(d) Cynic 

Q9. A person who is made to bear the blame of others.
(a) Innocent 
(b) Scapegoat 
(c) Ignoramus 
(d) Innocent 

Q10. A light sailing boat built especially for racing.
(a) Shipment 
(b) Canopy 
(c) Yacht 
(d) Freight  

Directions (11-15): Choose the option which is the antonym of the word mentioned in the question. 
Q11. Condescend 
(a) surrender 
(b) resist 
(c) respect
(d) disdain 

Q12. Profound
(a) minnow 
(b) deep 
(c) shallow 
(d) petty 

Q13. Archetype 
(a) unique 
(b) quixotic 
(c) atypical
(d) modem 

Q14. Frugal 
(a) wasteful 
(b) ugly
(c) provident 
(d) stylish 

Q15. Repugnant 
(a) odious 
(b) coercive 
(c) sensitive 
(d) agreeable


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