ENGLISH QUESTIONS FOR SSC CHSL 2016 EXAM

Directions (1-5): In questions, 1 to 5 sentences are given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
Q1. Around the head of the running man there was a ____________ of bees.
(a) crowd
(b) swarm
(c) flock
(d) collection

Q2. The General said that the position must be ____________ at all costs.
(a) arrested
(b) caught
(c) maintained
(d) possessed
Q3. ____________ the rain stopped, the play had to be suspended.
(a) while
(b) until
(c) when
(d) since
Q4. In ____________ of the recommendations, the Boards has established a counter to entertain the complaints from consumers.
(a) accordance
(b) adherence
(c) pursuance
(d) relevance
Q5. If this interpretation is held valid, then the states are ____________ of the power to plan, implement and monitor their schemes.
(a) relieved
(b) divested
(c) invested
(d) delegated
Directions (6-8): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark in the answer sheet.
Q6. ESPIONAGE
(a) Lineage
(b) Spying
(c) Planning
(d) Pioneering
Q7. ENIGMA
(a) Difficulty
(b) Puzzle
(c) Truth
(d) Fear
Q8. CONCURRENCE
(a) Currency
(b) Agreement
(c) Occurrence
(d) Conquest
Directions (9-11): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.
Q9. SACRED
(a) Profound
(b) Profane
(c) Profuse
(d) Prolific
Q10. FOMENT
(a) Control
(b) Queue
(c) Repulse
(d) Cease
Q11. TARDY  
(a) Late
(b) Quick
(c) Prime
(d) Gradual
Directions (12-15): Fill in the blanks with correctly spelled word from the given options.

Q12. You are making __ progress.

(a) continual
(b) continnual
(c) continueal
(d) Connttinnual
Q13. Her __ was lifted by the news.
(a) morrale
(b) morral
(c) morale
(d) morralle
Q14. It’s an ___ mission.
(a) exploretory
(b) exploritory
(c) exploratory
(d) explorettorry
Q15. “Besides,” Dean added, “I have a little ——– to run.”
(a) errans
(b) errand
(c) erands
(d) Erraannds

   

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