SSC Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam – 2010 (English Language)

Staff Selection Commission
Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination
English Language

Directions (1-5): In these questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate corresponding to the appropriate letter (a,b,c).

Directions (6-10): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

Directions (11-15): In these questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given bold word.

Directions (16-20): In the following questions, choose the words opposite in meaning to the given word.

Directions (21-25): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase given in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Directions (26-30): In these 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 alternative. In case no improvement in needed, your answer is (d).

Directions (31-35): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Directions (36-40): 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.

A seminar is generally a form of…….. (36)…..interaction, either at an academic…….(37)….or a commercial or….(38)….organization. It has the function of…….(39)…small group for…(40)…meetings, focusing each time on some…(41)….Subject In which everyone present is… (42)…to participate. This is often… (43)…through an ongoing dialogue with a seminar… (44)…or instructor. Normally, participants must not be… (45)….in the field under discussion.

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

India records the world’s highest per-capita incidence of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid and hepatitis, in spite of which concern for safe drinking water is still abysmally low even among educated Indians. This alarming indifference was brone out in survey conducted by market research agency Research International Ltd. Based on a study of 3,000 households spread across all major cities in India. The survey found that over 73 percent of all households in the highest income categories (AECA & B) drink tap water without boiling it and as many as 55 percent of the same group tap water after filtration through a cloth, but without boiling.

Through every school child knows that unboiled tap water contains unseen disease causing germs, and is unsafe to drink, the high level of indifference to boiling water will come as a surprise to many. Comments Dr. S.S. Narvekar, Deputy Director; Directorate of Health Services, Government of Maharashtra, “We regularly monitor water quality in all major urban centers in this State During 1995-96, we found that 9,730 out of 159,233 samples of water were contaminated with disease causing organism, representing a high 6.11 percent of the total number of samples collected and analyzed. This is an alarmingly high level of contamination considering that Maharashtra is one of the more developed states in India and it may be higher in other states. Also during the monsoon season, contamination of drinking water is very high. Hence during these months it is doubly important to ensure that drinking water is adequately sanitized.”

Staff Selection Commission
Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination
English Language

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