SSC Statistical Investigator Grade III (Compiler) – 2008 (English Language)

Staff Selection Commission
Statistical Investigator Grade III (Compiler) 2008
(English Language)

Directions (1-10): In questions a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d).

Directions (11-15): In questions groups of four words are given. In each group one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

Directions (16-25): In questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Directions (26-35): In questions 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 (36-40): In questions the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of he 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 sentences and find out which of the four combinations in correct.

Directions (41-45): In questions a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in passive/Active voice.

Directions (46-50): In questions a sentence has been given in direct form. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in indirect form .

Directions (51-60): In questions some of the sentences have error and some have none. Find out which part of a substance has an error and blacken the rectangle corresponding to the appropriate number (a), (b) and (c). If there is no error, select answer (d).

Directions (61-70): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Find read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

The best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become him….. (61)…. His one or his daughter that he was reared with loving care may prove…… (62)….those who are nearest and dearest to use, those whom we……. (63)….with out happiness and our good name, may become…….. (64)….to their faith. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of………… (65)……action. The people who are prone to honour us when……. (66)….is with us. May be the first to throw stones of malice when…. (67)…settle its cloud upon our heads. But the one absolutely………. (68)….. Friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never…. (69)….him, the one that never proves deceitful or……. (70)…. Is his dog.

Directions (71-80): You have two brief passages with 5 question following each passage. Red the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it in Answer Sheet.

Passage I: In the American War of Independence a petty officer and a party of soldiers were told to raise a heavy log. There were only a few men to do the work. The officer did nothing. He stood their and shouted loudly giving orders.

At that time a stranger, and in uniform came there on a horse ‘Hello’ he said to the officer, “why don’t you help them to lift that log?”
“Don’t you known that I am an officer?”
“Are you?” said the stranger.
He than got down and joined the men. He worked till sweat flowed down the face. When the log had been raised and put into place, he turned to the officer and made him a low bow. “Good day Mr. officer,” he said, “next time if you have too few men for this kind of work, send for me and I shall be happy to help you again.”

Passage II: Educational reforms must be given priority along with the economic reforms. If both are pursued simultaneously, the country will leap forward. A policy announcement on these lines will be the best gift to the people in India’s 50th year of Independence. Rural and semi-urban areas and subsidized in urban and metropolitan areas. If this policy is pursued, Indians in the future will acquire perception of living and develop self-confidence with faith in their abilities leading to character development.

Directions (81-90): In questions the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given ward.

Directions (91-100): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Staff Selection Commission
Statistical Investigator Grade III (Compiler) 2008
(English Language)

SSC Statistical Investigator Grade III (Compiler) – 2008 (English Language)
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