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We are providing  previous year question paper idioms
and phrases which will be helpful for your SSC upcoming exams.


1. Like a fish out of water: In a strange situation



2. Smell a rat: Suspect something foul



3. Read between the lines: Understand the hidden meaning



4. Tooth and Nail: With all of one’s power



5. Spread like wild fire: Spread quickly



6. Hit the nail on the head: Do or say the exact thing



7. Burn the midnight Oil: Work or study hard



8. Under his thumb: Under his control



9. With a high hand: Oppressively



10. Gain ground: Become popular



11. By leaps and bounds: Rapidly



12. Make off with: To run away with



13. Pass away: to die



14. To cry for the moon: Ask for the impossible



15. To make a pig of oneself: To over-eat



16. Donkey’s years: Very long time



17. To pull one’s leg: to joke; tease



18. To keep one’s fingers crossed: to hope fervently



19. To eat humble pie: To apologize in a humble manner



20. To fight a losing battle: Struggle without hope of success



21. A deadlock: A position when no progress can be made



22. A daredevil: A person who does not care for any consequences



23. Once in a blue moon: Very rarely



24. At a premium: Difficult to get or obtain



25. To play the game: To act honestly



26. Be in a tight corner: In a very difficult situation



27. Cock and bull story: Made up story that one should not believe



28. Cat and dog life: Life full of quarrels



29. Like a cat on hot bricks: Very nervous



30. Have a card up one’s sleeve: Have a secret plan in reserve




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  6. Thanks mam n sir .. for ur efforts.. I have been following ssc adda since 2 weeks … as tier 2 is approaching.. its an earnest request to plz post more maths and english articles like d above .. it will be a great help .. thank u …

  7. if u score 99 around .. is it possible to make up for interview post.. if yes.. then how much marks i suppose to score this time.. in maths and english… altogether????

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  9. Friend .. generally the cut off. For non interview post used to be 370-390 but last year tgr cut off for noninterview was above 400 .. so u can see that cut offs are increasing .. a score around 450 will get u an interview post .. I suppose

  10. Bhai itna marks aa sakta hai Kya 400 out of 350…..impossible… Tumne mains diya hai Kya kabhi???

  11. did u pass.. if yes then how much u expect to have scored in tier 1.. ? what shall i do in one math and which shall i prefer for the same?Do suggest me dear..

  12. Plz see 14 february 2014 notification it has mentioned changed age and qualifications for Post Of CBI Statistical investigator and enforcement officer but 5 feb result showing paper 3 compulsory for investigator can any one confirm above

  13. Bhai 450 galat likh gya main 420-430 for interview .. I appeared tier 2 culdnt clear .. cut off for tier1 +tier2 last year …
    interview …. 424/600
    Statistical .. 443/600
    non interview .. 401/600
    Last year the cut off went high..

  14. Cleared tier 1 dis time again… expecting around 115 time .. last time got 102 /200 .. I am not gud at maths .. for maths .. dere is a buk by kiran publications .. which has chapterwise .. quesns. Asked in previous ssc exam using dat…

  15. ONE WORD
    TAXIDERMIST
    PATHOLOGIST
    PSYCHIATRIST
    PSYCHOLOGIST
    NEWOLOGIST
    GERONOTOLOGIST
    CARDIAOLOGIST
    ANDROLOGIST
    GYNAECOLOGIST
    OPTOMETRIST
    OPTHALMOLOGIST
    OPTICIAN
    OSTEOPATH
    OTOLOGIST
    ORTHODONTIST
    ARTHOPAEDISE
    PAEDIATRICIAN
    PODIATRIST
    INDISPNTABLE

  16. AXIDERMIST-The art of preserving the
    skins of animals

    PATHOLOGIST-Diagnosis of disease

    PSYCHIATRIST-Specialist of the treatment of
    mental disorders

    PSYCHOLOGIST-One
    who studies behavior and mental processes

    NEWOLOGIST-

    GERONOTOLOGIST-Specialist
    of old
    persons

    CARDIAOLOGIST-Specialist
    of heart dieseases

    ANDROLOGIST-Science
    of man/mail problems

    GYNAECOLOGIST-Female
    dieseases specialist

    OPTOMETRIST-Eye
    specialist

    OPTHALMOLOGIST-Eye
    surgery specialist

    OPTICIAN-One who
    design lenses for eyes

    OSTEOPATH-Treatment
    of health problem by massaging

    OTOLOGIST-Ear
    specialist

    ORTHODONTIST-Dental
    specialist

    ARTHOPAEDISE-Bone
    surgery specialist

    PAEDIATRICIAN-Kids
    health specialist

    PODIATRIST-Specialist
    of human movement(foot,ankle etc.)

    INDISPNTABLE-Essential,Complsury

  17. [17:28, 3/8/2015] kalpana: English Sentence Improvement
    Quiz With Explanation

    1. Alok hesitated to listen to what his brother
    was saying.
    (1) listened to hesitate
    (2) hesitate listened to
    (3) hesitate to listening
    (4) No improvement

    2. Sita was asked that why she had not
    attended the prayer
    (1) why had she not
    (2) that why had she not
    (3) why she had not
    (4) No improvement

    3. This one of the most important inventions
    of this century.
    (1) invention of this century
    (2) invention of these centuries
    (3) inventions of centuries
    (4) No improvement

    4. Can you tell me why did you not speak the
    truth?
    (1) why did not you speak
    (2) that why did you not speak
    (3) why you did not speak
    (4) No improvement

    5. They are not beware of all the facts.
    (1) are not aware for
    (2) are not aware of
    (3) are not to be aware
    (4) No improvement
    [17:30, 3/8/2015] kalpana: ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION:
    1. (4) No improvement
    Explanation : : after Hesitate should be :
    infinitive ( To + v 1)
    Example :
    (i) Rubi and Babita hesitate to come here (
    Correct )
    (ii) Rubi and Babita hesitate come here(
    Incorrect )

    2. (3) ‘ they why she had not’ replace with
    ‘why she had not’
    Explanation : In speech , the clause
    that begins with interrogative words ( who/
    which/ whom etc) is not preceded by a
    conjunction

    3. (4)

    4. (3) :
    Explanation : because the sentence is based
    on interrogative assertive pattern whose
    pattern is as follows:
    Interrogative word + S + Verb
    While, the structure of interrogative sentence
    is as follows :
    Interrogative word + Auxiliary verb + Subject
    + main verb

    5. (2) Because Beware is a verb which means
    to be cautious about something while aware
    is an adjective which means having
    knowledge of something . Clearly after the
    verb “Be” adjective will be used.

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  23. ok vt maths n Reas, eng as i m preparing for banks..,GS i hv to strt from the beginng

  24. super friend nuv..,short ga chepu friend naako 30+ vaste chaalu GS lo..i cn score 40+in Reas nd 30+ in eng,,so

  25. i understand ur language only 60% hahahaha
    naako means no
    wat is chepu nd nuv?
    except these 2 words all i can understand.

  26. PANHUMAN
    PANTHEISM
    PANORAMA
    PANACIA
    PANDEMIC
    SCRIBE
    PRESCRIBE
    INSCRIBE
    SRIBBLE
    DESCRIBE
    PROSCRIBE
    ABBOT
    MANUSCRIPT
    NOTORIOUS
    WIDOWER
    CONSMOPOLITION
    MERCENARY
    CANNIBAL
    NONCHALANT
    BEMOAN
    PAUPER
    GRUMPY
    LAVISH
    ASININE
    FLAMBOYOUNT
    USURVER
    GAMBLE
    FRENZY
    CABARET
    TEELTOTALLER
    DRUNKARD

  27. Advice
    Advise

    Alright
    All right

    Allude
    Ellude

    Allusion
    Illusion

    Accomplish
    Accomplice

    Already
    All ready

    Accept
    Except

    Access
    Excess

    Adapt
    Adept

    Amoral
    Immoral

    Anxious
    Eager

    Altogether
    Alltogether

  28. Mam kya SSC ADDA ka Hindi wala wepsite nai h kya Hindi medium wale ko English pdne m PR LM aati h

  29. i dnt understand telugu bt knw a little bcz my sister had lived ther for 2 months some years ago.nd in my degree course we hv a teacher who was from andhrapardesh so his language have that touch which u r using.

  30. PAN HUMAN
    PANTHEISM-religious belief about presence of god in everything
    PANORAMA-view of a long way/wide area.
    PANACEA-a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases
    PANDEMIC-infectious disease spread over a large area
    SCRIBE-A scribe(before printing) is a person who writes documents by hand as a profession
    PRESCRIBE-to recommend something specially by a doctor.
    INSCRIBE-to write, print, mark words, characters etc.
    SCRIBBLE-A scribble is a drawing composed of random and lines
    DESCRIBE-explain something with full details.
    PROSCRIBE-forbid something especially by law.
    ABBOT-a monk who is in charge of other monks in a monastery(place where monks live)
    MANUSCRIPT-something handwritten document
    NOTORIOUS-someone known for bad thing.
    WIDOWER-women whose husband is dead
    COSMOPOLITAN-something found all over the world.
    MERCENARY-profit oriented
    CANNIBAL
    NONCHALANT
    BEMOAN
    PAUPER
    GRUMPY
    LAVISH
    ASININE
    FLAMBOYANT-something noticeable,stylish nd exciting.
    USURER-
    GAMBLE-a risky action done for money,success etc.
    FRENZY -wild behavior of someone.
    CABARET-live entertinment
    TEETOTALER-non drinker
    DRUNKARD-someone who frequently take drugs.

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