Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Direction : In questions no1 to 5, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of
 a sentence has an error and marks the options corresponding to the appropriate letter(A,B,C). If the sentence is free    from error than marks (D) .

1. The new device/ aims at eliminating/ the risk of short- circuiting./ No error.
          (A)                         (B)                                  (C)                                (D)

2. I wish to heartily/ congratulate you for/ your astounding success./ No error.
          (A)                          (B)                                   (C)                              (D)

3.The two first to arrive / were the lucky recipients / of a surprise gift./ No error.
            (A)                                    (B)                                      (C)                    (D)

4. He jumped / in the river / to save the drowning child./ No Error.
            (A)             (B)                          (C)                            (D)

5. Ahmed was proud for / his achievements / in the field of sports./ No error.
             (A)                                 (B)                               (C)                         (D)

Directions : In questions no 6 to 10, out of the four alternatives, chose the one which best expresses the meaning of
the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

6. Garble
     (A) Confuse      (B) Hide        (C) Communicate         (D) Explain

7. Exotic
     (A) Simple        (B) Exorbitant   (C) Attractive          (D) Dangerous

8.  Tranquil
     (A) Sound         (B) Serious        (C) Noisy           (D) Clam

9. Perish
     (A) Destroy       (B) Vanish         (C) Disintegrate     (D) Die

10. Allure
      (A) Deceive      (B) Praise         (C) Tempt          (D)  Attempt

Directions: In questions no 11 to 15, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

11. Crooked
      (A) Bended         (B) Straight       (C) Twisted      (D) Devious
12. Malicious
     (A) Baneful           (B) Benign        (C) Malevolent   (D)  Spiteful

13. Emerge
      (A) Mark              (B) Fade           (C) Disappear     (D) Fall

14. Ample
      (A) Meagre         (B) Optimal       (C) Sufficient       (D) Minimal

15. Curb
      (A) Restrain        (B) Remove      (C) Help               (D) Allow

Directions: In questions no 16 to 20, 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).
16. The injured man had been shot from his back.
      (A) to the back                 (B) by his back
      (C) in  the back                 (D) No improvement

17. Luckily we've got the few minutes to spare.
      (A) a little               (B) a few
      (C) quite few         (D) No improvement

18. He has been growing weaker and his life now hangs with a thread.
      (A) to                     (B) by
       (C) on                   (D) No improvement

19. The passengers were afraid, but the captain consoled them that there was no danger.
      (A) Assured          (B) confided
      (C) Guaranteed     (D) No improvement

20. Would you like some water?
      (A) do             (B) shall
      (C) can            (D) No improvement
Directions : In questions no 21 to 25, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.
21. One who performs daring gymnastic feats
      (A) Acrobat           (B) Conjuror
      (C) Athlete             (D) Juggler

22. A style in which a writer makes display of his knowledge.
      (A) Artificial            (B) Showy
      (C) Ornate             (D) Pedantic

23. Government by the few
     (A) Autocracy         (B) Oligarchy
     (C) Monarchy          (D) Anarchy

24. Having a stale smell or taste
     (A) Rancid            (B) Insipid
     (C) Savory          (D) Tepid

25. Written law of a legislative body.
     (A) Statute           (B) Stature
     (C) Static             (D) Statue

Directions: In questions no.26 to 35, you have passage with 10 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

 Long ago men spent most of their time looking for food. They ate anything they could find. Some lived mostly on plants. They ate the fruit, stems, and leaves of some plants and the roots of others. When food was scarce, they ate
the bark of trees. If they were lucky, they would find a bird's nest with eggs. People who lived near the water ate fish or anything that washed ashore, even rotten whales. Some people also ate insects and small animals like lizards that were easy to kill.
Later, men learned to make weapons. With weapons, they could kill larger animals for meat. These early people had
big appetites. If they killed an animal, they would drink the blood, eat the meat, and chew the bones. When they finished the meal, there was nothing left.
At first men wandered from place to place to find their food. But when they began to grow plants, they stayed in one place and ate what they could grow. They tamed animals, trained them to work, and killed them for meat. Life was a little better then, but there was still not much variety in their meals. Day after day people ate the same foods.
Gradually men began to travel greater distances. The explorers who sailed unknown seas found new lands. And in these lands they found new foods and spices and took them back home.
The Portuguese who sailed around the stormy Cape of Good Hope to reach China took back "Chinese apples", the fruit we call oranges today. Later, Portuguese colonists carried oranges seeds to Brazil . From Brazil oranges were brought to California, the first place to grow oranges in the United States. Peaches and melons also came from China.
So did a new drink, tea.

26. What difference did weapons make in the kinds of food men ate?
   (A) with weapon, they could kill all kinds of animals for meat
   (B) with weapons, they could kill larger animals for meat
   (C) with weapons, they could kill animals
   (D) with weapons, they could kill both birds and animals for meat

27. What did men eat if there was shortage of food?
   (A) The root fo trees
   (B) A bird's nest with eggs
   (C) Rotten whales
   (D) The bark of trees

28. If men tamed animals, they made the animals ........... for them ?
   (A) work     (B) hunt         (C) race        (D) search

29. Where did oranges come from ?
    (A) U.S.A.   (B) Portugal      (C) Brazil      (D) China

30. At first men wondered from place to place to find their food. Then some of them began to stay in one place. Why?
     (A) Because they trained wild animals and killed them for meat
     (B) Because they began to grow plants and fruits, and ate what they could grow
     (C) Because they began to grow plants, and ate what they could grow
     (D) Because they tamed animals and birds, and killed them for meat

31. Which word in the passage means ' the main axis of a plant that bears buds and shoots'?
    (A) Bark               (B) Leaves      (C) Roots          (D) Stems

32. What does the word 'stormy' in the expression 'the stormy Cape of Good Hope' mean ?
    (A) Hopeless      (B) Rough       (C) Volcanic       (D) Strong

33. Which of the following titles best expresses the main idea of the passage ?
    (A) The Foods We Eat
    (B) Great Food Regions of the World
    (C) Eat Healthy Food
    (D) The Search for Food

34. Which of the following statments is not true ?
     (A) Explorers took back home new foods and spices,
     (B) Peaches, melons, oranges, tea and spices came from china.
     (C) The Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil.
     (D) Oranges grow in California, in the United States.

35. The phrase ' live on' in the passage means
    (A) to eat everything that you are given to eat
    (B) to depend on plants and foods for a livelihood
    (C) to eat a certain kind of food in order to survive
    (D) to eat greedily

Directions: In questions no. 36 to 40, there are four different words out of which one is correctly splet. Find the correctly spelt word and indicate it by blackening the appropriate answer.

36. (A) scoler             (B) schollar      (C) shcolar      (D) scholar

37. (A) concensus     (B) concensas   (C) consensus  (D) cpmsenzas

38. (A) upheaval       (B) upheival        (C) upheval        (D) uphieval

39. (A) litarate           (B) litarete          (C) literate         (D) litterate

40. (A) etiquet          (B) etiqquet        (C) ettiquet        (D) etiquette

Directions: In questions no 41 to 45,  a part of sentence is underlined . below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence . Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your answer in the answer sheet.

41. Having completion of  the course, the students left college.
    (A) On completion of
    (B) In order to complete
    (C) Down the completion
    (D) No improvement

42. Will you please give me a warm glass of water?
    (A) Will you please give me a glass of warm water?
    (B) Will you please give I a warm glass of water?
    (C) Would you please give I a warm glass of water?
    (D) No improvement

43. Boil the potatoes and then crush it unit soft.
    (A) smash it
    (B) knead it
    (C) mash it
    (D) No improvement

44. They presented him a beautiful expensive gold  pen.
   (A) an expensive designer beautiful gold
   (B) a beautiful gold expensive designer
   (C)a designer gold beautiful
   (D) No improvement

45. Hitler was an absolute potentate.
    (A) dictator
    (B) militant
    (C) ruler
    (D) No improvement

Directions: In question No. 46 to 50, you have brief passage with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening
the appropriate answer in the Answer sheet.

     Someone is knocking on Amanda's door. Amanda is home, but she does not answer. It is the man who owns the house where she lives. His name is Mr. Campbell. Amanda calls him the Rent Man. He has come by to get the rent money Amanda owes. Amanda does not have the money to pay him. Amanda lost her job at the auto factory three and a half weeks ago. "  I worked there for 15 years”, Amanda thinks to herself . She is bitter. " But it took them just one day to take my job away". Amanda has no idea when she will find another job.
Lots of other people from her factory lost their jobs three weeks ago, too. She looks for work every day. she looks for work at a restaurant", the owner tells-her ." online exam test series available with sss coaching.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

SSC - Ways to Score in English

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Avoid long introductions and lengthy descriptions ——— especially at the beginning of your answers.
First decide what you want to describe. Just because it is a descriptive paper, does not imply that every aspect of the topic has to be expressed in great details. Choose one part of the topic and stick to describing it vividly.
Purpose of description
Keep the purpose of your answer in your mind when you are writing your answer.
What should you include?
Remember that a descriptive essay is all about the explanation and depiction of the person or event or object that you’ve chosen to describe.
Drafting your answer
Make an outline of all the aspects you want to take into consideration and try to jot down what details you should include to ensure that you have a brilliant description that will leave an impression on the reader.
Avoid unnecessary description
Ensure that you do not go overboard with describing each and every portion of the essay. Limit your description to what you’ve decided will be the focus of the answer.
Clarify why the topic you have chosen is important
After you have chosen what topic you want to write on, question yourself, why you have chosen it and why it is important.
Appeal to reader
Your answers should be written in such a manner that it should appeal to the senses of the reader. Use simple yet apt words which could easily be understood. You can use your personal experiences too.
Be creative
Try to use original ideas especially for your essays. Facts and figures are less important in a Descriptive Paper.
Present the Ideas systematically
Always try to be organized with your answer. Proceed step by step.
Descriptive English Paper consists of the following:
(1) Précis Writing
(2) Letter Writing
(3) Composition
We would describe each of the above mentioned topics in detail in the following chapters. Here is a brief note on each of them.
(1) Precise writing - A précis is a shortening, in your own words, of a text of written work. You are to describe as precisely and briefly as possible the substance or main ideas contained in a text. A well written précis should be a serviceable substitute for the original work. The goal is to preserve
The core essence of the work in a manner that is both clear and concise.
(2) Letter writing – It is a technique as well as a mode of communication. Letters are generally of two types – formal and informal. In formal letters, correspondence is made officially, or to business. Informal letters are generally the ones which we write to our friends or someone whom we know personally.
(3) Composition/ Essays – It is a short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author. An essay should be so constructed that it gives a meaningful impression to the reader. Essays can be written in various styles but the crux should be effective and capturing.