SSC Income Tax Assistant – 2009 (English Language)

Staff Selection Commission
Income Tax Assistant – 2009
(English Language)

Directions (1-10): Some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle corresponding to the appropriate letter (a, b, c), If there is no error, choose to (d).

Directions (11-20): Out of the sour alternatives, choose the one which expresses the correct meaning of the given word.

Directions (21-30): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Directions (31-40): Four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is wrongly spelt. Find the word.

Directions (41-50): Four alternatives are given for the underlined or given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the underlined or given idiom/phrase.

Directions (51-55): Out of the four alternatives. Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Directions (56-60): In questions a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested below. Select the one which best expresses the some sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

Directions (61-70): The first and the last parts of the sentence 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 parts and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

Directions (81-90): You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the ofur alternative.

Passage _ I: “The beauty of the Japanese landscape in that it conveys philosophical messages through each feature. The use of curving pathways rather than straight lines, for instance this feature springs from the belief that only evil travels in straight lines, good forces tend to wander. Then, odd numbers are considered auspicious. Even the plants used are symbolic. For example, the Cyprus represents longevity and the bamboo symbolizes abundance.” Says Sadhana Roy Choudhary.

In Japan, nature is said to be so closely intertwined with human life that parents actually plant and sapling in their garden when a child is born in the family, letting the growth of the child coincide with the growth of the plant.

Passage _ II: A recent investigation by scientist at the USA Geological Survey shows that strange animal behavior might help Predict future earthquake. In a ten kilometer radius of the epicenter of a fairly quake some birds screeched and flew about wildly, dogs yelped and ran uncontrollably.

Scientists believe that animals can perceive these environmental changes as early as several days before the mishap. In 1976 after observing the animal behaviour, the Chinese were able to predict a devastating quake, although hundreds of thousands of people were killed, the government was able to evacuate millions of other and thus keep the death toll at a lower level.

Directions (91-100): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. First the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

One of the myths relevant to the contemporary human condition is that of Prometheus. It has positive and optimistic……. (91)……..Man can better himself and aspire……. (92)….higher worlds through his own efforts….. (93)….in the process, he may……. (94)…. Terrible tribulations, wars, revolutions, tortures of the……. (95)…and the sprit, Time and again he would be tempted to throw……… (96)..The towel, or retire into……. (97)… and to the dream world of drugs and……… (98)… But he will not, if made of the…… (99)……
Of Prometheus, be diverted. He will stick……. (100)…his goal, as Prometheus did in stealing fire from the Gods, suffering terrible retribution for his pains.

Staff Selection Commission
Income Tax Assistant – 2009
(English Language)

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