SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) – 2001 (English Language)

Staff Selection Commission
Section Officer (Commercial Audit) 2001
(English Language)

Directions (1-5): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Directions (6-15): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Directions (16-20): The sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Directions (21-25): The first and the last parts of the sentences are numbered 1 and 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 (26-35): In questions, a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternatives. In case no improvement is needed you answer is (d).

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. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

More animals, including the great cats, do no….(36)…man and hey do their best to….(37)..him My brain turns round and round like a… (38)….at this odd behaviour. The explanation that the animals…. (39)…that man is a killer is… (40)… and defenseless. Animals are more agile and…… (42)…than man. Nevertheless, it is a fact that animals….(43)…avoid man. My view is shared… (44)…other hunters that man has developed a … (45)…armour.

Directions (46-50): You have a passage with 5 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer the each question out of the four alternatives.

A vexed problem facing us is the clamor to open more colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes. But it will be a sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made far more selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher-student ration to manageable proportion. What is more, teachers should be given refresher courses every summer to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase their library budget it will help both the staff and the students a great deal.

At the same time, however; it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women, unless employers stop insisting on degreases even for clerical jobs. For a star, why can’t the Government disqualify graduate from securing certain jobs, say class III and IV posts? Once the link between degrees and jobs is severed, at least in some important department, it will make young people think twice before joining college.

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SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) – 2001 (English Language)
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