SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 is to be conducted from 11 to 13 September 2019. With 200 questions for 200 marks, English Language Section plays a vital role in the final selection of a candidate. SSC CGL Tier 2 English quizzes being provided daily on SSCADDA are in the interest of candidates qualifying for SSC CGL Tier 2 and question quality is solely based on the expected experimentation of English Question paper for CGL Mains.
Directions (1-2): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Sol. Ribald: a person coarse or lewd in appearance, speech, writing, or thought.
Vulgar: lewdly or profanely indecent.
Hence Ribald and Vulgar are synonyms to each other.
Sol. Festal: relating to or characteristic of a celebration or festival.
Merry: cheerful and lively.
Hence Festal and Merry are synonyms to each other.
Directions (3-4): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word and click the button corresponding to it.
Sol. Belie: fail to fulfil or justify.
Hence Belie and Justify are antonyms to each other.
Sol. WISTFUL: having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing.
Blithe: happy or carefree.
Hence Wistful and Blithe are antonyms to each other.
Directions (5-8): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.
Q5. Questions will be answered by a __________ of experts.
Sol. Panel: A panel is a small group of people who are chosen to do something, for example to discuss something in public or to make a decision. Hence option D is correct.
Q6. Being well qualified, he has good __________ in the profession.
Sol. Prospect (noun): the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring.
Prospective (adj.): expected or expecting to be the specified thing in the future.
Prospectus (noun): a printed booklet advertising a school or university giving details of a share offer for the benefit of investors.
Perspective: a point of view.
Hence option C fits in the context as the sentence demands a noun to be filled not an adjective.
Q7. The principal was __________ through some papers when I went there to meet him.
Sol. Shuffle: rearrange by sliding over one another quickly.
Hence Option C fits in the context.
Q8. The bank clerk tried to __________ money from his friend’s account.
Sol. Embezzle: to appropriate (something, such as property entrusted to one’s care) fraudulently to one’s own use.
Hence Option D fits in the context.
Directions (9-10): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.
Q9. Bacteria is probably (A) / the most common form (B) / of life on Earth (C) / No error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘is’ by ‘are’ as Bacteria is plural.
Bacterium is singular.
Q10. It is not surprising (A) / that her death cast (B) / a pall of gloom over all those (C) / who came in contact with her (D)
Sol. Replace ‘came’ by had come.
When two incidents took place in past, the first incident is denoted by Past Perfect Tense i.e. (had + V3).