Previous Years English Questions SSC CGL Tier-II 2017

Dear Students, SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam will be conducted from 21 dec to 24 Dec 2017, and It is very challenging. You need practice and memorize all the grammar rules, vocabulary and practice a lot of mock tests to score maximum marks. Today, in this English quiz we are providing questions based on Idioms, RC and Sentence Improvements. Attempt this quiz, learn better and be prepared for the CGL Tier-2 2017. We wish you good luck for the CGL Exam.

Directions (1 – 5): A sentence/a part of the sentence is bold. Four alternatives are given to the bold part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, click the button corresponding to “No improvement”.

Q1. The boys absented themselves for two days.
(a)were absented
(b)absented
(c)had absented
(d)No improvement
Q2. My mother insists on setting up something every day for charity.
(a)on
(b)in
(c)aside
(d)No improvement
Q3. He began on a new business venture.
(a)embarked
(b)begun
(c)opened
(d)No improvement
Q4. I have to say them the truth.
(a)tell
(b)state
(c)speak
(d)No improvement
Q5. The SSB will interview the candidate between 11 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.
(a)11.00 am to 3 pm
(b)11.00 from 3 pm
(c)11.am by 3.00 pm
(d)No improvement
Directions (6 – 10): A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.
Settled life and cultivation gave man leisure; he had no longer to always think of getting food. During spare time he could make stone tools, hoes or pots and weave cloth. Some people spared from producing their own food could even devote themselves to other activities all the time. This resulted in a division of labour. The division of labour made it possible for various groups to specialize, that is, to acquire greater skill and learn better techniques in doing one kind of work.
The settled community life needed rules to regulate the behaviour of the members of the community. It is not possible to know exactly how regulations were established. It appears that the decisions regarding the community were taken by the people as a whole, or by a council of elders, as is in the practice in tribal societies. There were perhaps no kings or any organized government. Most likely, there were chiefs elected by the community for their qualities of leadership. But, these chiefs could not pass their positions on to their sons and they enjoyed few special privileges. Archaeological excavations have not revealed anything which would indicate the prevalence of a higher status for some members of the community. This is also supported by the study of life in many tribes in modern times. Thus, social inequalities do not seem to have emerged even in Neolithic times.
Q6. What did man do in his spare time?
(a)Made stone tools
(b)Made hoes or pots
(c)Weave cloth
(d)All of the above
Q7. In the passage, “division of labour” means?
(a)Specialization to acquire greater skills
(b)Learning arithmetic
(c)Working in groups
(d) Working from home
Q8. To which period do the Neolithic times refer:
(a)Later part of the Stone Age
(b)Early part of the Stone Age
(c)Later part of the Ice Age
(d)Medieval times
Q9. Chiefs were elected by the community for their
(a)age
(b)qualities of leadership
(c)responsibility and courage
(d)trust and loyalty
Q10. The meaning of ‘privilege’ is
(a)allowance
(b)favour
(c)benefit
(d)interest
Directions (11-15): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it on the Answer sheet. 
Q11. He died in harness. 
(a) Ceased to live
(b) Died of a disease
(c) Died for his country
(d) Died while working
Q12. All his schemes ended in smoke.
(a) Came to nothing
(b) Got on fire
(c) Burnt up
(d) Attracted everybody
Q13. The meeting has been put off indefinitely.
(a) Cancelled
(b) Postponed
(c) Advanced
(d) Announced
Q14. The rules of the deal are set forth in the brochure.
(a) Stated
(b) Accepted
(c) Contradicted
(d) Printed
Q15. As a businessman, my father always maintained that his transactions constituted an open book.
(a) An account book always open
(b) A book of open confessions
(c) An opening for new ventures
(d) Straight forward and honest dealings




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