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SSC CGL 2023 Tier 1 English 1

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This is the English section of SSC CGL tier 1, held on 26 July 2023 4th shift. Complete the test in 10 mins.

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SSC CGL ENGLISH 1

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Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Can we see (1)________ the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea, if we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to (2)________. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3)________ we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4)________ turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5)________ a ship does on the earth.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 5.

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Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Can we see (1)________ the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea, if we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to (2)________. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3)________ we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4)________ turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5)________ a ship does on the earth.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 4.

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Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Can we see (1)________ the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea, if we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to (2)________. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3)________ we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4)________ turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5)________ a ship does on the earth.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 3.

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Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Can we see (1)________ the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea, if we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to (2)________. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3)________ we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4)________ turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5)________ a ship does on the earth.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 2.

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Comprehension:
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Can we see (1)________ the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea, if we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to (2)________. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3)________ we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4)________ turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5)________ a ship does on the earth.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 1.

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Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Someone who regards the world as his country

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Select the most appropriate meaning of the bold idiom in the following sentence.
I really don’t want to pour cold water on your theory but it cannot be applied to real life situations.

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Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the bold words in the given sentence.
The heavy medications and strong drugs at the sanatorium will surely turn a patient completely lifeless and unresponsive.

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Some words in the following sentence have been bold and given as options. Select the option that contains a spelling error.
He is an audacious entrepreneur who started his own business with the bear minimum.

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Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Not informed about or aware of something

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Sentences with spelling errors are given. Select the sentence with NO error.

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Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The termites were just the tip of the _________, but the house was near collapsing in reality.

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Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Fragile

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Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Filled with fear or dread

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Parts of the following sentence have been Bold and given as options. Select the option that contains an error.

I love to read certain stories from a Mahabharata.

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Selective

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Select the most appropriate synonym of the italicized word in the given sentence.
In most organisations there are predators who take advantage over the meek ones.

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Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Burial ground consisting of graves.

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the bold word.
The crowd gave an exultant cheer to the football team when they were exiting the airport.

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Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
They are hitting the ball.

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Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
A. Nostalgia helps us maintain a positive psychological status when counteracting thenegative impact of difficult situations.
B. Nostalgia is a sentimental longing for one’s past.
C. The adaptive functions of nostalgia are many, with one effect being pain relief.
D. It is a self-conscious, perhaps bittersweet but predominantly positive social emotion.

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Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The group of travellers were wonderstruck by the ___________ of the coin.

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Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The teacher is explaining the lesson.

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Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
_________ in population is a hindrance to a country’s growth.

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Identify the option that rectifies the error in the given sentence.
In 2023, she will has been working in the company for three years.

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