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

Previous Years English Questions for SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017
Hi Students! SSC CGL Exam is going to be held in the month of August 2017. For English Section we are providing English Questions on all the Tier-1 topics. Today, in this quiz we will discuss 15 Mixed questions of sentence improvements and Reading Comprehension. Everyday, we are providing questions and various topics of English, practice, learn and score better in the SSC CGL 2017 exam.  
Directions (1-5): A sentence/a part of the sentence is in 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. Salman and the other actors drove through the forest.
(a) in
(b) over
(c) among
(d) No improvement

Q2. You will not succeed unless you don’t work hard. 
(a) will not work hard
(b) should work hard
(c) work hard
(d) No improvement
Q3. My friend has a toothache and cannot eat something.
(a) anything
(b) things
(c) edibles
(d) No improvement
Q4. Africa is in the South of Europe.
(a) by the
(b) to the
(c) over the
(d) No improvement
Q5. Either Lata or Mala have done it.
(a) Neither Lata or Mala has done it
(b) Either Lata or Mala has done it.
(c) Neither Lata or Mala have done it.
(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.
Until he was ten, young Alexander Fleming attended the nearby Loudoun Moor School. He was then transferred to Darvel School which he attended with his brothers. Alexander learned a good deal about nature during that four mile downhill hike to school and the four mile uphill return trip. He was a quick student and at twelve, the age limit prescribed for Darvel school, he was sent to Kilmarmock Academy. Two years later he joined his brothers John and Robert at the home of his elder brother Thomas, who was to become a successful occultist in London. However, the economic success of the family was yet to be and Alexander was forced to leave school for economic reasons. When he was sixteen, he obtained a job in a shipping company. Good fortune, however, was on his side and on the side of humanity. In 1901, he received a share in a legacy which made it possible for him to return to school. He decided to study medicine.
Q6. Alexander trekked __________ miles every day to attend Darvel school.
(a) four
(b) eight
(c) twelve
(d) sixteen
Q7. He was a ‘quick student’ means that Alexander
(a) Reached school before his brothers
(b) Was a lively student
(c) Ran the races
(d) Was a fast learner
Q8. “… and at twelve, the age limit prescribed for Darvel school …” in this context means that children were
(a) Admitted to school at the age of twelve
(b) Allowed to remain in the school only up to the age of twelve
(c) Admitted to the school any time after the age of twelve
(d) Not admitted to the school before they were twelve
Q9. Alexander became well off
(a) By working in a shipping company
(b) When his brother became a successful occultist
(c) Because he studied medicine
(d) By receiving a share in a legacy
Q10. Alexander left school
(a) To study economics
(b) To work with his brother
(c) To study medicine
(d) Due to financial problems
Directions (11-15): A sentence/a part of the sentence is in 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”.
Q11. She has that rare character – the ability to listen to people.
(a) rare ear
(b) rare characteristic
(c) rare sense
(d) No improvement
Q12. ‘Both of them have not’ apologized yet.
(a) Neither of them has
(b) Any of them have
(c) None of the two
(d) No improvement
Q13. The greater the demand, higher the price.
(a) the high
(b) a higher
(c) the higher
(d) No improvement
Q14. His appointment as coach is yet another feather in his wing.
(a) feather in his hat
(b) badge in his hat
(c) feather in his cap
(d) No improvement
Q15. The majority of the rain-fed Indian rivers, either dry up, or become trickle after the monsoon.
(a) the trickle
(b) a trickle
(c) an trickle
(d) No improvement

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