Previous Years English Questions SSC CGL Tier-II 2017

Dear Students, English section of CGL Tier-2 Exam is very challenging. You need to mug up 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 RC, Idioms, 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. You must complete this work up to Sunday.
(a)in Sunday
(b)by Sunday
(c)on to Sunday
(d)No improvement
Q2. Hole wheat bread is good for health.
(d)No improvement
Q3. She has no pen to write.
(a)write with
(b)write at
(c)write in
(d)No improvement
Q4. He dislikes the word, isn’t he?
(a)doesn’t he?
(b)didn’t he?
(c)does he?
(d)No improvement
Q5. He is one of those who likes to help others.
(a)those persons who like to help others
(b)those who like to help the other
(c)those who like to help others
(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.
Crude mineral oil comes out of the earth as a thick brown or black liquid with a strong smell. It is a complex mixture of many different substances, each with its own individual qualities. Most of them are combinations of hydrogen and carbon in varying proportions. Such hydrocarbons are also found in other forms such as bitumen, asphalt and natural gas. Mineral oil originates from the carcasses of tiny animals and from plants that live in the sea. Over millions of years, these dead creatures form large deposits under sea-bed and ocean currents cover them with a blanket of sand and silt. As this material hardens, it becomes sedimentary rock and effectively shuts out the oxygen, thus preventing the complete decomposition of the marine deposits underneath. The layers of sedimentary rocks become thicker, and heavier. Their pressure produces heat, which transforms the tiny carcasses into crude oil in a process that is still going on today.
Q6. How does crude oil come out of the earth?
(a)Thick brown or black liquid with mild smell
(b)Thick liquid with sweet smell
(c)Mixture of different colours
(d)Thick brown or black liquid with a strong smell
Q7. What is crude mineral oil?
(a)Complex mixture of many different substances
(b)Simple mixture of natural gas
(c)Plain white oil
(d)It is bitumen
Q8. From where does mineral oil originate?
(a)Complex mixture of substances
(b)Carcasses of tiny animals and plants that live in the sea
(c) From lakes
(d)Only from plants
Q9. The time taken for the marine deposits to harden into rocks is?
(a)a few centuries
(b)millions of years
(c)a few decades
(d)thousands of years
Q10. Sedimentary rocks lead to the formation of oil deposits because?
(a)their pressure produces heat and turns deposits of animal carcasses and plants into oil.
(b)it turns heavy and shuts out the oxygen
(c)it becomes hard and forms into rocks to squeeze oil
(d)it becomes light and soft and applies pressure to produce oil 
Directions (11-15): An idiom and four possible meanings are given. Identify the meaning of the idiom from among the answer choices and mark its number as your answer.
Q11. Tongue in cheek
(a) to conceal
(b) to admonish
(c) to be ironic
(d) to be in agreement
Q12. A nail in someone’s coffin
(a) something bad that contributes towards someone’s failure
(b) something irrelevant to the subject
(c) to make money unfairly
(d) to make someone feel uncomfortable or embarrassed
Q13. A shot in the arm
(a) to take revenge
(b) to stimulate a person
(c) to show strength
(d) to behave in an agitated manner
Q14. A leap in the dark
(a) a random guess or a risky attempt
(b) a mistake that cannot be rectified
(c) to get wounded
(d) unusual behaviour
Q15. A flash in the pan
(a) an incorrect piece of reasoning
(b) sudden but brief success
(c) a mixture of many types
(d) among other things


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