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.
Direction (1-2): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Q1. This is her second marriage and if it does not work this time she (will break) completely.
(a) will break out
(b) will be broke
(c) will brake
(d) No improvement
Sol. Break out: start suddenly or escape.
Break: to fail in health, strength, vitality, resolve, or control.
Hence No Improvement is required.
Q2. The CEO made it very clear in the annual meeting that the (only criteria) to promote an employee would be his performance and nothing else.
(a) sole criteria
(b) sole criterions
(c) only criterion
(d) No improvement
Sol. Singular form of ‘Criteria’ is ‘Criterion’.
Direction (3-4): Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out of which part of a sentence has an error and choose corresponding to the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error choose corresponding to ‘No Error’.
Q3. The evergreen trees have a characteristic of remaining green throughout the year, nonetheless of the prevailing season.
(a) The evergreen trees have a characteristic
(b) of remaining green throughout the year,
(c) nonetheless of the prevailing season.
(d) No error
Sol. Nonetheless: in spite of that; nevertheless.
Remove ‘of’ after ‘nonetheless’ as its usage is superfluous and already contained in its meaning.
Q4. Despite the limited budget, the chief minister managed to improve the infrastructure of the state, much beyond the expectations of the general public.
(a) Despite the limited budget, the chief minister managed to
(b) improve the infrastructure of the state, much beyond
(c) the expectations of the general public
(d) No error
Sol. No Error
Direction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Sol. Maudlin: weakly and effusively sentimental.
Pragmatic: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Hence Maudlin and Pragmatic are antonyms to each other.
Direction (6-10): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.
Q6. It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing
Sol. Realistic: based on what is real rather than on what is wanted or hoped for.
Q7. and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers.
Sol. Disgruntled: angry or dissatisfied.
Q8. ____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities
Sol. Instance: a step, stage, or situation viewed as part of a process or series of events.
Q9. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians
Sol. Threaten: cause (someone or something) to be vulnerable or at risk; endanger.
Q10. into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.
Sol. Unjust: not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.