Previous Years English Questions for SSC CGL Tier-1 2017

Previous Years English Questions for SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017

Dear Students, SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be held from 1st August 2017 to 20 August 2017. You need to practice a lot in order to achieve 40+ marks in the English Section. We are providing quizzes which include sentence improvement, error detection, idioms, one-word substitution, reading comprehension, vocabulary related questions etc. we have also provided study notes on English for SSC CGL 2017 Exam. Practice all these questions, if any doubt, post your queries in the comment section, we will answer surely. Today in this quiz we have included previous years Error Detection Questions and Reading Comprehension Questions.


Directions (1-5): 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.  
Q1. Education helps us understand and tolerate differences and so holds out the promise that we can live together harmoniously.
(a) Education helps us understand and tolerate differences 
(b) and so holds out the promise 
(c) that we can live together harmoniously.
(d) No error

Q2. He refused to disclose to his friends whether he will leave for England immediately after finishing his studies.
(a) He refused to disclose to his friends 
(b) whether he will leave for England 
(c) immediately after finishing his studies.
(d) No error
Q3. Despite for her protests, I decided to buy the saree which she did not like.
(a) Despite for her protests, 
(b) I decided to buy 
(c) the saree which she did not like.
(d) No error
Q4. The government warned the shopkeepers that if they persist in charging unfair prices their licences would be cancelled.
(a) The government warned the shopkeepers 
(b) that if they persist in charging unfair prices 
(c) their licences would be cancelled.
(d) No error
Q5. The famous poet and the scholar Dr. Suman has been ailing for the last one month.
(a) The famous poet and the scholar 
(b) Dr. Suman has been ailing for 
(c) the last one month.
(d) No error
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.
The stranger agreed to join Robin’s band only on one condition. He wanted to join a competition of shooting arrows with Robin. If he was defeated in that competition, he would gladly join Robin and his men. Soon arrangements for the competition was made. Robin’s men carved bull’s eye on the trunk of a tree at a distance of about fifty yards. Taking out his bow and arrow the man carefully shot an arrow which struck right into the centre of the bull’s eye. Robin’s men were surprised at the man’s skill. Then Robin took the bow and shot an arrow which not only hit the bull’s eye in the centre but broke the strangers arrow in the middle. Robin thus proved that he had better skills than the stranger. The stranger was amazed to see this and said,” I have never seen such a skill in all my life. it will be a pleasure for me to join you and your men. My name is John Little. Robin and his men gladly welcomed him. But Robin said that from then on, he would be known as Little John.
Q6. What was the stranger’s condition for joining Robin’s band?
(a) Only if he and Robin have a competition of shooting arrows
(b) Only if he is defeated by Robin in a competition of shooting arrows
(c) Only if he should be better than Robin in shooting arrows
(d) Only if Robin would let him be better at shooting arrows
Q7. What did Robin’s men do?
(a) They refused to let the stranger prove his skills
(b) They sent the stranger away
(c) They made arrangements for the competition
(d) They made the stranger sit next to Robin 
Q8. How did the stranger know that Robin had better skill than him?
(a) When Robin’s arrow hit the bull’s eye
(b) When Robin agreed to let him compete with him
(c) When Robin beat him in the competition
(d) When Robin’s arrow hit the bull’s eye and broke the stranger’s arrow
Q9. What name did Robin give him?
(a) Robin Little
(b) John Little
(c) Robin
(d) Little John
Q10. What did Robin do after the competition?
(a) He welcomed the stranger to the band and changed his name
(b) He changed the stranger’s name
(c) He welcomed the stranger
(d) He sent the stranger away
Directions (11-15): 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.
Without breakfast, all of us – irrespective of age – are likely to experience the late morning slump; tiredness, sleepiness and the urge to sit back. Our efficiency goes down further as the day progresses. Moreover, skipping the first meal of the day leads to intense hunger pangs by late morning and we end up eating chips, samosas, burgers or other high–fat unhealthy foods. Breakfast–skippers are more likely to be overweight. A good breakfast leads to a more active, productive day. Research has found a definite connection between skipping breakfast and memory impairment in both young and older adults. Moreover, breakfast is directly linked with performance in school and college. Breakfast should contribute at least one–fourth of our daily requirement of nutrients. An ideal breakfast should contain adequate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in addition to minerals and vitamins. Essentially this means including most of our food groups in the morning meal. Whole grain cereals like atta in parathas and puris, dalia, suji, etc. are an integral part of the traditional Indian breakfast. Their high fibre and protein content provides a feeling of satisfaction, which lowers the urge to snack before lunch. On the other hand, high–sugar foods actually make people sleepier, not active.
Milk, cheese, eggs or dals (as sprouts in idli or dosas or as sambhar) are other protein sources. A serving of milk (one cup) provides B–complex vitamins and also minerals like zinc, magnesium and calcium. Fruits or vegetables provide valuable vitamin C and keep constipation away.
Q11. We experience sleepiness in the morning because
(a) we eat breakfast
(b) we miss breakfast
(c) efficiency goes down
(d) we feel tired and sleepy
Q12. We eat unhealthy food when
(a) we suffer from hunger
(b) we have become overweight
(c) we have skipped the first meal
(d) we love chips, burgers etc.
Q13. A good breakfast
(a) keeps you active
(b) causes memory loss
(c) boosts performance
(d) keeps you active; boosts performance
Q14. An ideal breakfast should contain
(a) carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins
(b) some food groups
(c) only high fibre and protein
(d) foods of our choice
Q15. Breakfast is satisfying when
(a) it is rich in fatty foods
(b) it contains high protein and fibre content
(c) it is rich in carbohydrates, proteins and fats
(d) we eat to our heart’s content
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