Sample paper – S.S.C. Multi Tasking Staff (Non – Technical)
MODEL TEST PAPER/ SAMPLE PAPER
SUBJECT – ENGLICH LANGUAGE (S.S.C)
MULTI TASKING STAFF (NON TECHNICAL)
(1 to 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). If there is no error, your choice by marking (D).
1. He ate (A) / nothing (B) since yesterday. (C) / No error (D)
2. He asked (A) / that how ling (B) / you would be absent. (C) / No error (D)
3. I remember (A) / meet him (B) / five years ago. (C)/ No error (D)
4. Madhuri Dixit is having (A) / a large (B) / fan following. (C) No error (D)
5. She (A) / is working her (B) / since 1983. (C) / No error (D)
6 to 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 and indicate it.
6. Today students should be reconciled …… the way things are changing.
(a) with (b) to (c) for (d) at
7. The country’s economic growth was adversely ………… by political instability.
(a) reflected (b) effected
(c) affected (d) expected
8. The agenda for the meeting is ……..the notice.
(a) forwarded in (b) subscribed to
(c) enclosed with (d) delivered as
9. He was accused of bringing money into the country in …… of foreign exchange rules. (a) anticipation (b) compensation
(c) perpetration (d) violation
10. One of the players forgot to …………
(a) turn up for practice
(b) run away from Scholl
(c) buy shoes for the exam
(d) bring his books for the match
11 to 15 : In the following questions, out of the four alternative, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(a) Create (b) Generate (c) Prohibit (d) Strengthen
(a) Envy (b) Violence (d) Jealousy (d) Absurdity
(a) Devious (b) Dull (d) Distinctive (d) Derogatory
(a) Surplus (b) Shortage (d) Excess (d) Meanness
(a) Calm down (b) Satisfy (d) Rouse (d) Rejoice
16 to 20: In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer sheet.
(a) Carried (b) Acquired (d) Possessed (d) Regained
(a) Intelligent (b) Lazy (c) Boastful (d) Notorious
(a) Stable (b) Still (c) Lazy (d) Static
(a) Improved (b) Cordial (c) Civilized (d) Modified
(a) Glad (b) Pleasant (c) Enjoy (d) Bliss
21. 21 to 25: Four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
21. The reputed company is in the red due to the rcession.
(a) making money
(b) losing money
(c) in danger
(d) spending money
22. They were offered six months’ rent in lieu of notice to vacate the building.
(a) in spite of (b) in place of
(c) despite of (d) in addition to
23. Having to arguments to defend his point, the speaker began to beat about the bush.
(a) wander across the words
(b) speak in a haphazard about manner
(c) speak in round about manner
(d) make use of irrelevant reference
24. The Kenyan team proved to be the dark horse in the ICC Word Cup Cricket.
(a) a atrong intruder
(b) a skilled team
(c) the most powerful
(d) an unexpected
25. When the Principal was entering disappeared, leaving me alone to face the music.
(a) To listen to him
(b) to enter into the class
(c) to bear the criticism
(d) to listen to a favourable comment
26. to 30: In these questions a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D).
26. The office staff members wished each and other on New Year’s Day.
(a) one other (b) one another (c) each another (d) No improvement
27. Nisha is more funnier than Natasha
(a) funnier (b) funniest (c) quire funny (d) No improvement
28. Either Vijay of Vimal are going to be selected for the match.
(a) has (b) is (c) have been (d) No improvement
29. My uncle presented me the more expensive match.
(a) much (b) mere (c) most (d) No improvement
30. The two brothers shared the property beside themselves.
(a) among (b) between (c) amidst (d) No improvement
31 to 35: In these questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ phrase and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the Answer Sheet.
31. One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views.
(a) Religious (b) Fanatic
(c) Bigot (d) God – fearing
32. Capable of being interpreted in two ways.
(a) Confusing (b) Unclear
(c) Ambiguous (d) Ambivert
33. A person who loves mankind.
34. To confirm with the help or evidence.
(a) Corroborate (b) Implicate
(c) Designate (d) Extricate
35. The action of looking within or into one’s own mind.
36 to 45: In the following passage , some of the words over and try to understand what it is help of the alternatives given. Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
Indu ‘didda’ loved to wear saris. Her …… (86) ….. collections, which Sonia in only …..
(87) …. Taste, but also the ….(88) ……. of weaves and traditional representations. I do not think any any other public figure …..(89) ….. the first five decades after independence was so ……. (90) …. To acquire saris of a distinct ….. (91) …….. as ‘didda’ did …….(92) …….. you noticed this fact when meeting her, you not only joined her circle of……. (93) …… persons on traditional textiles, (94)………….also got a chance to bring her ……… (95) ………. To the cause you were espousing. Now this was very rare.
36. (a) private (b) peculiar (c) personnel (d) particular
37. (a) extravagant (b) worthy (c) good (d) suitable
38. (a) uniformity (b) mixture (c) extent (d) variety
39. (a) with (b) in (c) for (d) since
40.(a) keen (b) attracted (c) enthusiastic (d) earnest
41. (a) base (b) wave (c) weave (d) length
42. (a) When (b) Also (c) If (d) But
43. (a) snobbish (b) knowledgeable (c) smart (d) wonderful
44. (a) Hence (b) So (c) Thus (d) But
45. (a) notice (b) attention (c) observation (d) concern
46 to 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 and indicate your correct answer sheet.
This is the thorny side of the prevailing examination system. Most examiners have perfected their sill in making it a veritable nightmare for majority the students.
Quite unwittingly we have increased the enrolment in schools alarmingly. Most of the students have neither the requisite aptitude to learn nor any clear – cut goal in life. The destiny of students would be decided in the final examination of written nature to test bookish, rote memory.
All laudable objectives of kindling originality and problem soling ability are trumpeted only in educational seminars and workshops. Ultimately all these are gone with the wind. No wonder examination hangs like a Damocles, sword.
Compare this with a related discipline such as music and dance. None would venture to seek entry into such centers of excellence unless one has proven aptitude to profit form training.
Here the students have excellent rapport with their teachers who evaluate their teachers who evaluate their performance on a day – t day basis and provide constant feedback. Students enjoy practicing at home what they are taught in class.
As they realise their progress by constant reinforcement they welcome and enjoy examination in class. Under the watchful guidance of committed teachers, students grow and blossom out as well – trained artistes.
This is possible and feasible because the teacher – pupil ration is ideal and the attitude of the learner is based on devotion and dedication.
46. The writer is dissatisfied with the examiners beause they test students –
(a) Memory (b) originality (c) aptitude (d) creativity
47. The writer’s intention to compare the topic of discussion with that of dance and music is to –
(a) show how students of dance and music enjoy not only learning but also examinations
(b) popularise dance and music among all children
(c) congratulate teachers who take good care of their students
(d) prove that dance and music alone can bring peace to us
48. According to the passage, the objectives of education should be –
(a) to teach dance, music and drama to students in schools and colleges
(b) to reduce teacher – pupil ratio
(a) not to test bookish, rote memory
(d) to encourage originality and problem solving ability
49. “Ultimately all these are gone with the wild . “ The above sentence shows that the writer –
(a) enjoys the prevailing situation
(b) regrets our ignoring the aims of true education
(c) is quite satisfactory about the syllabus
(d) makes fun of teachers and their student
50. The passage emphasis the need for –
(a) making dance and music compulsory in schools
(b) making examinations an enjoyable experience
(c) seeking easy questions in the examinations
(d) warning examiners who harass students in the examinations