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 (1-5): Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are alternatively given. Select the most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice.
Q1. A speedy response is one that is made with __________.
Sol. Alacrity: brisk and cheerful readiness.
Q2. One of the most __________ events in the history of India was the attainment of its freedom.
Sol. Epochal: highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era.
Q3. The strike in the paper mill has resulted in a __________ loss.
Sol. Colossal: extremely large or great.
Q4. Such __________ clothes did not appeal to her, nor did they suit her.
Sol. Gaudy: unpleasantly bright in colour or decoration.
Q5. The war could have been avoided but in the end the cause __________.
Sol. Prevail: prove more powerful or superior.
Directions (6-10): In the questions given below, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If there is ‘No Error’ do opt for alternative ‘d’.
Q6. A trained gang of sailors (A) / was employed (B) / on the ship (C) / No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘gang’ by ‘crew’.
Q7. The rate of growing (A) / may be different for different people, (B) / but old age spares none (C) / No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘growing’ by ‘growth’.
Q8. Interviews for (A) / the posts of lecturers (B) / will begin from Monday (C) / No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘posts’ by ‘post’.
Q9. The man (A) / cannot live (B) / by bread alone (C) / No Error (D)
Sol. Remove ‘The’ before man as it is a saying in general for common people not for any specific person.
Q10. Each girl was (A) / given a bunch of flowers, (B) / which pleased her very much (C) / No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘her’ by ‘them’ as subject as a whole is plural here.