SSC Lower Division Clerk – 1998 (English Language)

Staff Selection Commission
Lower Division Clerk – 1998
(English Language)

Directions (1-5): Some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark it in the circle corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b), (c), if there is no error your answer is (d).

Directions (6-15): In questions are given blacks to be filled in with appropriate words(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

Directions (16-20): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Directions (21-25): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Directions (26-30): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase in bold italics in the sentence. Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase in bold italics.

Directions (31-32): The first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 & 6. The rest passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R, and S, These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Directions (33-35): The first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 & 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R, and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Directions (36-45): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about.

In earlier days, a handicraftsman, the typical labourer, received a certain………..(36)….from the work he did. His efforts were mostly to his own…….(37)……He saw the fruits of his own work in the……(38)…object he produced. Moreover, the…….(39)….of this object…(40)….demanded his adaptability or inventiveness to overcome the…..(41)….which arose, In a real sense one can speak of his being educated by his….(42)….Today all is………(43)…A stand ardized job is done in a standardized……(44)….and a standardized job for a standardized…….(45).

Directions (46-50): You have one brief passage with five questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

What needs to be set right is our approach to work? It is a common sight in our country of employees reporting for duty on time and at the same time doing little work. If an assessment is made of the time they spend in gossiping, drinking tea, eating pan and smoking cigarettes, it will be shocking to know that the time devoted the actual work in negligible. The problem is the standard which the leadership in administration set for the staff. Forget the ministers because they mix politics and administration. What do top bureaucrats do? What do the official down below do? The administrative set up remains weak mainly because the employees do not have the right example to follow and they are more concerned about being in good books of the bosses than doing work.

Staff Selection Commission
Lower Division Clerk – 1998
(English Language)

SSC Lower Division Clerk – 1998 (English Language)
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