SSC Stenographer Grade C and D – 2011 (English Language)

Staff Selection Commission
Stenographer Grade C and d 2011
English Language

Directions (1-10): In the following questions. Some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is not error; the answer is (d) i.e. No error.

Directions (11-20): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

Directions (21-25): In the following question, 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, your answer is (d).

Directions (26-35): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Directions (36-45): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Directions (46-55): In the following questions. Four alternatives are for the idiom/phrase given in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idioms/phrase

Directions (56-60): In the following question, the 1st and the last sentences of the 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 sentence and find out which of the combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

Directions (61-65): In the following question, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

Directions (66-70): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group one word is wrongly spelt. Find the wrongly spelt word:

Directions (71-75): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active Voice/Passive Voice. Our of the four alternative suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

Directions (76-80): In the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Direction (81-90): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Find read the passage over and try to understand what left out. First read the passage over and try to help of the alternatives given.

India and 25 other countries agreed to the Copenhagen Accord even as other developing countries accepted it as an irreversible decision late. The Accord came our of………(81)….. bargaining lasting almost 20 hours among …..(82)……. of government of some of the most ….(83)…… countries of the world. At the ….. (84)……of the day on Saturday. India ……(85)….. to have given ground on some ……(86)…..but blocked intrusion on other red lines. It had become ….. (87)….. within the first week of the …..(88)… that the best the emerging and ….(89)….. economies of the developing world were going to do was to defend the (90)…. Economic resource sharing regimes.

Directions (91-100): In the following you have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of four alternatives.

PASSAGE I: The stone Age was a period of history which began in approximately 2 million B.C. and lasted until 3000 BC. Its name was derived from the stone tools and weapons that modern scientists discovered. This period was divided into the Paleolithic. Mesolithic and Meolithic Ages. During the first period (2 million to 8000 B.C) the first hatched and the use of fire for heating and cooking were developed. As a result of the Ice Age. Which evolved about 1 million years in the Paleolithic Age. People were forced to seek shelter in caves, wear clothing and develop new tools. During the Mesolithic Age (8000 to 6000 B.C) people made crude pottery and the first fish hooks, took dogs for hunting and developed a bow and arrow, which was used until the fourteenth century A.D. The Neolithic Age (6000 to 3000 B.C) saw human kind domesticating sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, becoming less normadic than in the previous Age, establishing permanent settlements and creating governments.

PASAGE II: I used to have my meals at a vegetarian restaurant. Here I met Mr. Albert West. We used to meet in this restaurant every evening and go out walking after dinner. Mr. West was a partner in a small printing concern. He read my letter in the press about the outbreak of the plague and, not finding me in the restaurant, felt uneasy. My co workers and I had reduced our diet since the out break, as I had long made it a rule to go on a light during epidemics. In these days I had therefore given up my evening dinner. Launch also I would finish before the other guests arrived. I knew the proprietor of the restaurant very well, and I had informed him that, as I was engaged in nursing the plague patients. I wanted to avoid the contact of friends as much as possible. Not finding me in the restaurant for a day or two, Mr. West knocked at my door early one morning just as I was getting ready to go out for a walk. As I opened the door Mr. West said:  “I did not find you in the restaurant and was really afraid lest something should have happened to you.”

Stenographer Grade C & D (Re-Exam) 2011 (English Language)

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