Previous Years English Questions For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 31 August

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Directions (1-2): The sentences given with blanks are to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. For each question, choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. 

Q1. She must sometimes __________ to run away.
has wanted
have wanted
having want
has want
We use ‘must’ when we talk about a strong possibility based on facts referring to the past. And ‘must have’ is followed by Past Participle (V3).
Hence ‘must have wanted’ is the correct choice.
Q2. The bank decided to ___________ them the money as they were reliable clients.
If a bank or other organization lends money, it gives money to someone who agrees that they will pay the money back in the future, usually with extra money added to the original amount. And it fits in the context as well. A bank is not expected to borrow (to get or receive something from someone with the intention of giving it back after a period of time) from its clients.
Lease: to make a legal agreement by which money is paid in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for an agreed period of time.
Hence option B is the correct choice.
Directions (3-4): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q3. (Both of them have not) apologized yet.
Neither of them has
Any of them have
None of the two
No improvement
‘Both’ doesn’t take negative words with it. Hence ‘Neither of them has’ is a correct choice as ‘both’ implies the presence of two people. Also ‘Neither’ does not take ‘negative word’ after it. Moreover, ‘Neither of’ + Plural Noun/ Pronoun + Singular Verb. Hence option A is the correct choice.
Q4. His appointment as coach is yet another (feather in his wing).
feather in his hat
badge in his hat
feather in his cap
No improvement
A feather in one’s cap is an idiom which means an accomplishment or achievement that one takes pride in.
Hence option C is the correct choice.
Directions(5-6): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and click the button corresponding to it. 

Q5. Drug which causes people to sleep easily
Option B is the correct substitution.
Q6. A person of South African Dutch descent
Option B is the correct substitution.
Directions (7-8): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it. 

Q7. For keeps
Option C is the correct meaning.
Q8. Pale into insignificance
Seeming less important
To fall sick
Too good to ignore
To be upset over someone’s loss.
Option A is the correct meaning.
Directions (9-10): Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the correctly spelt word and click the button corresponding to it.

Option C is correctly spelt.
Option A is correctly spelt.
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. 

There is a growing parallel between India and Europe in terms of language policy and challenges of maintaining a balance between regional languages, minority languages and the rising demand for English. 
The EU's language policy promotes multinationalism and the idea that every EU citizen should learn and speak at least two foreign languages in addition to their mother tongue. In practice, the foreign language curriculum in European countries is dominated now by the need to learn English. So the defacto policy is that children should, in addition to the language of their member state, learn English and one other European language. English has become not only the language of business across Europe, but also the corporate language of many French, German, Dutch and Spanish enterprises. The trend across Europe is for schools to begin teaching English in Class I, treating it as a basic skill rather than a foreign language. This trend began in earnest only after 2000. However, the methods to teach English are diverse - an increasingly popular trend is towards bilingual schools, which teach through more than one language medium. 

Q11. There is a parallel between India and Europe as regards
language policy
trade policy
foreign policy
cultural policy
Q12. According to the passage, the foreign language policy in the EU aims to foster.
Only native language
Q13. The passage says that the rising demand for English in the EU is because of
Government policy
trade and commerce
Q14. EU schools regard English as
a foreign language
a difficult language
a basic skill
an adult skill
Q15. In Europe the usual pattern is that
children should study English late in life
children should start learning English from class I
children may not study English when they are at school
children ought to study English just as a lingua franca


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