SSC has released its CGL 2020-21 notification on the 29th of December 2020 @ssc.nic.in. So, students must know about previous years’ cut-off, shortlisted criteria for SSC CGL 2020-21. The SSC CGL TIER I was conducted across the country from 13th August to 24th August 2021 to recruit 7035 vacancies in Grade B and C in various Government Ministries and Departments. Soon SSC will conduct the SSC CGL tier 2 Examination on 28th & 29th January 2022. In this article, we will be covering the English language section where we will discuss the English questions that were asked in the previous SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam.
English Language Section
The English language and comprehension section consisted of 200 questions with 200 marks. The candidates had a time limit of 120 minutes or two hours. Let us look at the questions that were asked in this section in November 2020.
English Language Section Questions Asked: 16th November
One word Substitution: –
- A group of Lions
- cast a slur
- Cry in wilderness
- Who doesn’t Care About art or literature
- Place where gambling games are played
Spelling Check: –
- Bring to book
Error Detection: –
- I bet you can’t beat me by chess.
English Language Section Questions Asked : 15th November
Direct Indirect :-
- “Are You alone,my son?” asked a soft voice close behind me.
- ” if you don’t keep quite i shall shoot you”, he said to her in a calm voice.
- He said to his father ” Please increase my pocket money”.
- “What did you east for breakfast today?” The doctor Asked the patient
- ” I am taking my children to the zoo tomorrow” she said ” to see the baby white tiger”.
- She asked, ” Is the secretary coming to the meeting?’
One Word : –
- A study of sounds is known as
- A style in which a writer makes display of his knowledge
- Emission of light or heat from a central point.
- Proposition made as a basis for reasoning without the assumption of its truth/Facts
- A four-wheeled carriage for a baby , pushed by a person on foot
Sentence Improvement: –
The Headmaster with all his senior teachers have come to attend the meeting.
The teacher said that the building adjacent with his house needed repairs.
Air polution,together with littering,are causing many problems in our cities.
Idioms : –
- To pull ones’s socks up.
- To give chapter and verse for a thing.
- Getting into a row.
- Utopian Idea.
- Fit of the blues.
Directions (1-2): Identify the best way to improve the bold part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
Q1. He was a regular target for solicitor of funds.
(d) No improvement
Q2. Dozens of political activists have been round for questioning.
(a) rounded about
(b) rounded up
(c) rounded to
(d) No improvement
Q3. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Q4. Select the correctly spelt word.
Directions (5-6): Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
Q5. Study of sounds
Q6. A person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning
Q7. Select the most appropriate idiom (in the context) to ﬁll in the sentence.
No, I had no idea they were planning to get married. They must have reached that decision ____________.
(a) under the rose
(b) under the dome
(c) under the roof
(d) under the sun
Q8. Select the most appropriate idiom (in the context) to ﬁll in the sentence.
His colleague had cautioned him to calm down and not ___________.
(a) pretend airs
(b) assume fire
(c) pretend fire
(d) assume airs
Q9. Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
A guest who wishes to book a room under Stay-I will need to visit www.askapollo.com or call helpline number 18605000202.
(a) A guest who wishes
(b) to book a room under Stay-I
(c) will need to visit
(d) No error
Q10. Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
He ought to had been present at the wedding of his younger sister.
(a) He ought to had been
(b) present at the wedding
(c) of his younger sister
(d) No error
Q11. Select the antonym of Scurrilous
Q12. Select the antonym of Spurious
Q13. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Q14. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Directions (15-16): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
Q15. Who teaches you driving?
(a) Whom are you taught driving.
(b) By whom are you taught driving by.
(c) By whom are you taught driving.
(d) By whom was you taught driving.
Q16. He always forgets my deeds.
(a) My deeds are always forgotten by him.
(b) My deeds are always forgot by him.
(c) My deeds are always forget by him.
(d) None of these.
Q17. Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
The progression in terms of cases could not be compared with any other country as of now and people should be looking at the risk of exposure and adherence with physical distancing.
(a) people should be looking at the risk of exposure
(b) adherence with physical distancing
(c) not be compared with any other country
(d) The progression in terms of cases could
Q18. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Q19. Identify the best way to improve the bold part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no improvement’.
Usually, the shopping habits of the rich contrast greatly to the spending habits of the poor.
(a) the rich contrasts greatly to the spending habits of the poor.
(b) the rich contrast greatly with the spending habits of poor.
(c) No improvement
(d) the rich contrast greatly with the spending habits of the poor.
Q20. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
Able to use both hands equally well
Sol. Replace ‘solicitor’ with ‘solicitation’. Here we are taking about the act of asking for or trying to obtain something from someone. Thus option B is required.
Sol. Round-up means to bringing together of people, animals, things, etc.
Sol. Battalion is the correct spelling.
Sol. Parallel is the correct spelling.
Sol. Under the rose: Privately, confidentially, or in secret.
Sol. Assume airs: to think or behave as though one is superior to others or better than one really is.
Sol. No error
Sol. Ought + to + have: This construction is used in relation to past action of duty that was not fulfilled or an action that was neglected in the past. Hence, replace “had been” with “have been”.
Sol. Scurrilous: making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
Discreet: careful and prudent in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.
Hence option (a) is the correct choice.
Sol. Spurious: not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
So, ‘Original’ is the correct antonym of ‘spurious’.
Sol. Devote: give all or most of one’s time or resources to (a person or activity).
Hence option (a) is the correct choice.
Sol. Manifest: clear or obvious to the eye or mind.
Sol. ‘Adherence’ takes preposition ‘to’ with it. So, the correct preposition to be used here is “to” instead of “with”.
Sol. Deliberate: done consciously and intentionally.
Sol. When we say “contrast with”, Contrast behaves as a verb but when we say “contrast to”, it behaves as a noun. Also ‘the poor’ is used when poor people are considered together as a group. Hence option (d) improves the sentence.
Frequently asked questions– FAQs
Q.How many vacancies are there in SSC CGL 2021?
Ans: There are 7035 vacancies.
Q.Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL?
Ans: Yes, wrong answers will cost you negative markings.
Q.How many shifts are there in SSC CGL Tier-2?
Ans: As per the notification, the tier II exam is conducted in two shifts.
Q.Is Tier 2 compulsory in SSC CGL?
Ans: Paper one and paper two are compulsory for all posts.