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SSC CGL 2023 Tier 1 English 2

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This is the English section of SSC CGL tier 1, held on 14 July 2023 1st shift. Complete the test in 10 mins.

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SSC CGL ENGLISH 2

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Comprehension:

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

 

Human life is (1) _______ a unique blessing, which in turn depends on the (2) _______ of the Self. He who is not aware of the Self can neither have peace nor can he foster peaceful coexistence. We have to link our soul with God and body with the physical world for substance. (3) _______ the formless God is invisible to the naked eye, our mind often wanders wherever it goes. (4) _______ , we are unable to develop any love for the Divine. And religion like the white light of heavens (5) _______ multi-coloured fragmentations by the prisms of men and loses its gravity. Instead of uniting, it becomes a major dividing force. French philosopher Tail hard de Chardin, thinking deeply on meaning of our existence and relationship with the Divine, expounds, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”.

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. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

 

Human life is (1) _______ a unique blessing, which in turn depends on the (2) _______ of the Self. He who is not aware of the Self can neither have peace nor can he foster peaceful coexistence. We have to link our soul with God and body with the physical world for substance. (3) _______ the formless God is invisible to the naked eye, our mind often wanders wherever it goes. (4) _______ , we are unable to develop any love for the Divine. And religion like the white light of heavens (5) _______ multi-coloured fragmentations by the prisms of men and loses its gravity. Instead of uniting, it becomes a major dividing force. French philosopher Tail hard de Chardin, thinking deeply on meaning of our existence and relationship with the Divine, expounds, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”.

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. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

 

Human life is (1) _______ a unique blessing, which in turn depends on the (2) _______ of the Self. He who is not aware of the Self can neither have peace nor can he foster peaceful coexistence. We have to link our soul with God and body with the physical world for substance. (3) _______ the formless God is invisible to the naked eye, our mind often wanders wherever it goes. (4) _______ , we are unable to develop any love for the Divine. And religion like the white light of heavens (5) _______ multi-coloured fragmentations by the prisms of men and loses its gravity. Instead of uniting, it becomes a major dividing force. French philosopher Tail hard de Chardin, thinking deeply on meaning of our existence and relationship with the Divine, expounds, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”.

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. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

 

Human life is (1) _______ a unique blessing, which in turn depends on the (2) _______ of the Self. He who is not aware of the Self can neither have peace nor can he foster peaceful coexistence. We have to link our soul with God and body with the physical world for substance. (3) _______ the formless God is invisible to the naked eye, our mind often wanders wherever it goes. (4) _______ , we are unable to develop any love for the Divine. And religion like the white light of heavens (5) _______ multi-coloured fragmentations by the prisms of men and loses its gravity. Instead of uniting, it becomes a major dividing force. French philosopher Tail hard de Chardin, thinking deeply on meaning of our existence and relationship with the Divine, expounds, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”.

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. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.

 

Human life is (1) _______ a unique blessing, which in turn depends on the (2) _______ of the Self. He who is not aware of the Self can neither have peace nor can he foster peaceful coexistence. We have to link our soul with God and body with the physical world for substance. (3) _______ the formless God is invisible to the naked eye, our mind often wanders wherever it goes. (4) _______ , we are unable to develop any love for the Divine. And religion like the white light of heavens (5) _______ multi-coloured fragmentations by the prisms of men and loses its gravity. Instead of uniting, it becomes a major dividing force. French philosopher Tail hard de Chardin, thinking deeply on meaning of our existence and relationship with the Divine, expounds, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”.

 

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

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Select the most appropriate homonym to fill in the blank.

The hunter dogs followed the hyena’s ________.

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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.The top band is made of saffron, which symbolises power and courage.

B.The constituent assembly adopted our national flag, Tiranga, which means tricolour, on 22 July 1947.

C.As a symbol of nationalism and freedom, it is fashioned from khadi, which is
domestically spun Indian cotton.

D.It features three horizontal stripes that are all the same width.

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Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

She is _________ a peacock in the blue satin saree.

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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. He repeated the experiment, increasing the amount until he had weighed up to a thousand pounds.

B. During the spring of 1717, the iron foundries in a remote district were often visited by a thin, middle-aged man with a notebook.

C. Three cauldrons were next prepared under his directions.

D. He would weigh out two pounds of iron, have them heated till they were red-hot and then weigh them again.

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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. In Bihar and Central India, in particular, every district had smelters that used local deposits of ore to produce iron which was widely used for the manufacture of implements and tools of daily use.

B. The smelting was done by men while women worked on the bellows, pumping air that kept the charcoal burning.

C. But iron smelting in India was extremely common till the end of the nineteenth century.

D. Production of Wootz steel required a highly specialised technique of refining iron.

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Select the most appropriate meaning of the bold idiom in the given sentence.

Pooja tried to explain the problem, but soon she tied herself up in knots.

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Select the correct spelling of the bold word.
They denied having any associasion with the terrorists.

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Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Feeble

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Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

He won’t receive any better choice than this from anywhere.

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Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the bold segment in the given sentence.

We must remember that what we teach our children is what we inculcate in them.

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Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the bold word in the
given sentence.
She had an ability to persuade others.

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Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Zealous

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Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Lily-livered

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

A thing fit to eat.

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the bold word in the given sentence.

Henry is so servile that other people take advantage of him.

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Select the grammatically correct sentence.

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Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

The company's board of directors will announce the financial results at the annual meeting tomorrow.

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Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the given sentence.

The village beggars, no longer ill at ease in the gathering of gliterring dignitaries, sat in their assigned rows and joked with vegetarian Brahmin apprentices.

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the bold word.

Her dog can climb under the fence.

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The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains an error.

Neetu have been / waiting for me / since 10 o’clock / in the morning.

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