SSC CHSL Pre. 2019, 18.03.2020 (Shift-1) with detailed Solutions

SSC CHSL Pre. 2019, 18.03.2020 (Shift-1) with detailed Solutions

SSC CHSL Pre. 2019, 18.03.2020 (Shift-1)


        Direction(1-2) In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

1.    Thomas is a man of word who have been paying back the borrowed money in instalments.

        (a) the borrowed money

        (b) in instalments

        (c) Thomas is a man of word

        (d) who have been paying back

2.    Though she was able to finish the work on time, she couldn't do that out in fear.

        (a) finish the work on time,        

        (b) she couldn't do that

        (c) Though she was able to

        (d) out in fear

        Direction(3-4) Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No improvement’.

3.    As of you are here with me, who cares about the outcome of the issue.

        (a) So long                                       (b) No improvement

        (c) As long to                                 (d) As long as

4.    Before it was modified, the Law provided with the owner could take possession of the goods at any time.

        (a) provided that       (b) provided on

        (c) No improvement                  (d) provided as

        Direction(5-6) Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

5.    I had a broken bone in the hand which the doctor called a ______ and suggested immediate surgery.

        (a) wound                                       (b) infection        

        (c) contamination     (d) fracture

6.    She has shown a great interest towards space science, since her early childhood and a passion to ______ the outer space.

        (a) elicit                         (b) entertain          

        (c) enlighten                                  (d) explore

7.    Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.

        Shanti asked me, "Why did you keep this smartphone in the bin?"

        (a) Shanti asked me why I had kept that smartphone in the bin.

        (b) Shanti asked me why I was keeping that smartphone in the bin.

        (c) Shanti asked me why I had been keeping that smartphone in the bin.

        (d) Shanti asked me why I kept that smartphone in the bin.

8.    Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

        The students have performed a new version of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

        (a) A new version of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' has been performed by the students.

        (b) Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' have been performed by the new version of the students.

        (c) Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' has been performed by the new version of the students.

        (d) A new version of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' have been performed by the students.

        Direction(9-10) Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

9.    Vanish into the air

        (a) Perpetually postpone        (b) otally dilute

        (c) Permanently mix                  (d) Completely disappear

10. Take one's hat off to someone

        (a) Express anger      (b) Display humility

        (c) Indicate disapproval          (d) Show admiration

        Direction(11-12) Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

11. A person who is neither well experienced nor professional

        (a) Amateur                                   (b) Proficient

        (c) Veteran                                     (d) Expert

12. Something which is considered to be very important

        (a) Meagre                    (b) Cardinal             (c) Scanty         (d) Supplementary

        Direction (13-14) Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

(a) Judgmental            (b) Joyous

        (c) Jealous                                       (d) Jeering

(a) Productive             (b) Frank

        (c) Selective                                   (d) Tricky

        Direction (15-16) Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

(a) Temperamental  (b) Peripheral

        (c) Celestial                                    (d) Temporal

(a) Ambiguous           (b) Clear

        (c) Uncertain                                 (d) Vague

        Direction (17-18) Select the wrongly spelt word.

17. (a) Selection                                  (b) Conviction

        (c) Defenition                                (d) Valediction

18. (a) Collaborate           (b) Comemorate

        (c) Corporate                                 (d) Conjugate

        Direction (19-20) Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options select the one that gives their correct order.

19. A. One day, a strange crow from the west, landed on one of the branches.
B. There was a large mango tree deep inside a thick forest.

        C. The branches were full of leaves, which crackled when the storm blew.

        D. Its branches spread in all directions, lobbing a large shadow on the ground.

        (a) BDCA   (b) BCAD (c) CDBA     (d) ACDB

20. A. In the evening, Tejaswini would sing songs praising the Lord.

        B. She would go to the Lord’s temple twice a day.

        C. Tejaswini was known in the village for her devotion to the Lord.

        D. In the morning, she would take with her a pot of milk and a bunch of flowers as offering.

        (a) CADB   (b) DCAB (c) CBDA     (d) ACDB         

        Direction (21-25):- In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

        The internet is fast becoming trusted by ____(21)______ children and adults as reliable and accurate ____(22)______ of information. Through the internet children now have ____(23)______ to an almost endless supply of information and opportunity for ____(24)______. However, there can be real risks and dangers for an ____(25)______ child.

21. (a) Often   (b) not only              (c) both    (d) neither

22. (a) piece    (b) deposit               (c) source              (d) collection

23. (a) gathering                                 (b) access

        (c) ability                       (d) easiness

24. (a) deliberation          (b) intimation

        (c) consultation         (d) interaction

25. (a) unsupervised       (b) undeveloped

        (c) unauthorized       (d) unparalleled




1.   (d) ‘has’ in place of ‘have’

        Subject ‘Thomas’ singular noun gS vr% singular verb has  dk use gksxkA

2.   (d) ‘of’ in place of ‘in’

        Out of (because of) – used to show the reason

        Why someone does something. ¼ds dkj.k½

    Eg. We didn’t publish the details

        Out of consideration for the victim’s family.

        She decided to call her ex-boyfriend out of curiosity.

        vFkkZr~ og fear ¼Mj½ ds dkj.k dke ugha dj ikbZ gkykafd og able FkhA

3.   (d) As long as

         ‘so/as long as’ idiom gSA

        So/As long as – since, to the extent that ¼tc rd] tgka rd½

        Eg. So long as there is a demand for these drugs, the financial incentive for drug dealers will be there.

        pw¡fd ;gka sentence convey dj jgk gS fd tc rd rqe essjs lkFk gks issue ds outcome dh dksbZ ijokg ugha djrkA

    vr% option (d) correct answer gSA

    ckfd lHkh grammatically incorrect options gSA

    As of, so long rFkk as long to dksbZ structure ugha gksrkA

4.   (a) ;gka nks clause dks tksM+k x;k gS blfy, conjunction dk use gksxkA

        vr% option (b) provided on grammatically incorrect gSaA

    Option (c) provided with Hkh grammatically incorrect + red-herring gSaA

    D;ksafd “Provide somebody with something” dk structure gksrk gSA

    Eg. We are here to provide the public with a service.

        vr% Option (a) correct answer gSA

    Option (d) irrelevant gSA

    As (conjunction) dk use fdlh pht dk reason crkus ds fy, fd;k tkrk gSA

    Eg. As you were out, I left a message.

5.   (d) Backward reading esa] broken bone in the hand…… vk;k gSA

        vr% option (d) fracture correct answer gSA

    Fracture (N) – A break in a bone or other hard material. ¼vfLFk Hkax½

    Eg. She suffered a wrist fracture when she slipped on the ice.

        ckfd lHkh options irrelevant gSA

    Note: Blank space ls igys article ‘a’ vk;k gSA rFkk ‘inflection’ vowel sound ls start gksrk gS vr% ;g grammatically incorrect gSA

        Wound (N) – An injury to part of the body, especially one in which a hole is made in the skin using a weapon.

        Eg. The nurse cleaned the wound.


        • Wound to something—

        Eg. He suffered a fatal wound to the abdomen.


        Deep/serious/severe wound

        Inflict/receive/suffer wound

        Wound close/heal/bleed

        Wound care/healing

        A gunshot/stab wound

        A bullet/knife/shrapnel wound

        Infection (N) – the act or process of causing or getting a disease. ¼laØe.k½

        Eg. The drugs slow down the progression of HIV infection.

        Structure :

        • Infection by something—

        Eg. Birds are susceptible to infection by the virus.

        • Infection with something—

        Eg. Infection with malaria parasites may result in a wide variety of symptoms.

        Collocations :

        Nasty/serious/severe infection

        Have/suffer/suffer from infection

        Infection develop/occur/spread

        To cause/prevent infection

        Bacterial infection

        Risk of infection

        Contamination (N) – the process or fact of making a substance or place dirty or no longer pure by adding a substance that is dangerous or carries disease. ¼lanw"k.k½

    Eg. Environmental contamination resulting from human activities is a major health concern.


        Radioactive contamination

        Bacterial/chemical contamination

6.    Backward reading ls irk pyrk gS fd mls cpiu ls gh space science esa cgqr interest jgk gSA

        rFkk Blank space ds ckn outer space vkk; gS ;kfu mls outer space ds ckjs esa tkuus dk passion gSA

    vr% option (d) Explore correct answer gSA

    Explore (V) – to examine a subject or a possibility completely or carefully in order to find out more about it. ¼;kstuk] irk yxkuk½

    Eg. We will explore these ideas in more detail in chapter 7.


        Explore the possibility/ways

        Explore a theme/an issue/idea

        Explore the relationship

        Explore the world

        ckfd options (a) elicit, (b) entertain irrelevant gSA

    Elicit (V) – to get information or a reaction from somebody, often with difficulty ¼lkj fudkyuk] izkIr djuk½

    Eg. I could elicit no response from him.




        Entertain (V) – to interest somebody or make somebody laugh in order to please them. ¼euksjatu djuk½

    Eg. The aim of the series is both to entertain and inform.


        • Entertain somebody/yourself—

        Eg. Afterwards live bands will entertain the crowd.

        • Entertain somebody/yourself with something—

        Eg. He entertained us for hours with his stories and jokes.

        Option (c) enlighten red-herring gSA

    Enlighten (V) – to give somebody information so that they understand something better. ¼Li"V djuk] tkudkjh nsuk] vkyksfdr djuk½

    Eg. She didn’t enlighten him about her background.

7.    (a)

        (a) Shanti asked me why I had kept that smartphone in the bin.

        (b) Shanti asked me why I was keeping that smartphone in the bin. (wrong use of tense)

        (c) Shanti asked me why I had been keeping that smartphone in the bin. (wrong use of tense)

        (d) Shanti asked me why I kept that smartphone in the bin. (tense hasn’t been changed)

8.   (a) A new version of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' has been performed by the students.

         fn;k x;k sentence present perfect tense esa gSA

    bldk active/passive formation—

        Active – subject + has/have + V3rd + object

        Passive – object + has/have + been + V3rd + by + subject

        vr% option (a) correct answer gSA

9.   (d) Completely disappear

   Vanish into the air – to disappear completely in a way that is mysterious ¼iryh gok esa xk;c gks tkuk½

    Eg. The papers seem to have vanished into thin air.

        The most suitable answer option (3).

10.        (d) Show admiration

        Take one’s hat off to someone – to give (someone) Prasie or Credit ¼fdlh dh iz’kalk djuk ;k Js; nsuk½

        Eg. We all take off our hats to Janet for her recent promotion.

11.        (a) Proficient (adj.) – skilled and experienced ¼fdlh dke dks djus esa n{k½

        Eg. We are a proficient swimmer.

        Amateur (adj.) – done for pleasure, not as a job. ¼[kq’kh ls fd;k x;k dk;Z tks ukSdjh ds :i esa u gks½

    Eg. She is an amateur in dancig.

        Expert (N) – A person with special knowledge or skill of training in something. ¼fo"k; dk fo’ks"kK½

    Eg. Police consulted their own team of forensic experts.

        Veteran (N) – a person who had long experience in a particular field. ¼vuqHkoh@vuqHkoh O;fDr½

    Eg. My grandfather is a veteran of the second world war.

        vr% Most suitable answer option (a) gSA

12.        (b) Cardinal

        Cardinal (N) – a priest at a high level in the church ¼ppZ mPp Lrjh; iknjh½

        Eg. His appointment as cardinal.

        Scanty (Adj.) too small in size or amount ¼cgqr de ek=k½

    Eg. They paid whatever they could out of their scanty wages to their familiars.

        Meagre (Adj.) small amount/quantity ¼cgqr de½

    Eg. They were forced to supplement their meagre earnings.

        Supplementary (Adj.) provided in addition to something else in order to improve or complete it (अतिरिक्त)

    Eg. Supplementary exercises at the back of the book.

13.        (b) Joyous

        Joyous (Adj.) – very happy ¼cgqr [kq’k½

        Eg. She could now enjoy the joyous prospect of being reunited with him again.

        Jovial (Adj.) happy and friendly ¼izlUu vkSj fe=or½

    Eg. He was in a jovial mood.

        Judgmental (Adj.) too quick to criticize people

        ¼yksxksa dh vkykspuk djuk½

    Eg. Stop always being so judgemental!

        Jeering (Adj.) to laugh at somebody or shout rude remarks at them to show that you do not respect them.(ताना)

    Eg. The audience jeered loudly when he came on stage.

        Jealous (Adj.) upset and angry because someone that you love seems interested in another person. ¼lansgh] 'kadhu½

        Eg. I was jealous of Mary's new bicycle.

14.        (c) Selective

        Selective (Adj.) – careful in choosing ¼p;u djus ls lko/kku½

        Eg. She is selective about the clothes she buys.

        Choosy (Adj.) Taking excessive care when making a choice.

        Eg. She become very choosy about food.

        Frank (Adj.) honest, sincere and truthful even if there is a risk causing bad feelings. ¼fopkjksa vkSj Hkkoksa dks Li"Vrk ls O;Dr djrk gS½

   Eg. A long and frank discussion.

        Production (N) the process of making or growing goods to be sold. ¼mRikfnr djus okyk½

    Eg. The new model will be in production by the end of the year. Tricky (Adj.) difficult ¼isfpnk½

   Eg. It can be tricky at first, but persevere.

15.        (c) Celestial

        Celestial (Adj.) – of the sky or of heaven ¼vkdk’k ls lacaf/kr½

        Eg. The moon is a celestial body.

        Earthly (Adj.) relating to the earth or human life ¼lkalkfjd½

    Eg. Water is liquid at normal earthly temperatures.

        Temperamental (Adj.) (of a person) liable to unreasonable changes of mood. ¼vfuf’pr LoHkko okyk½

        Eg. A temperamental film star.

        Peripheral (Adj.) not as important as the main aim, part etc. of something ¼de egRoiw.kZ½

    Eg. The peripheral areas of Europe.

        Temporal (Adj.) connected with the real physical world, not spiritual matters. ¼okLrfod] HkkSfrd lalkj ls lacaf/kr½

    Eg. The cardinal should leave temporal affairs to the government.

16.        Clear

        Clear (Adj.) – easy to see, hear or understand. ¼le>us] ns[kus esa Li"V½

        Eg. It was not clear what he wanted from us.

        Obscure (Adj.) not important or well-known ¼vizfl)½

    Eg. His origins and parentage are obscure.

        Uncertain (Adj.) not sure ¼vfuf’pr½

    Eg. We are still uncertain of the truth.

        Vague (Adj.) not clear ¼vLi"V½

    Eg. Many patients suffer vague symptoms.

        Ambiguous (Adj.) having more or expressing than one possible meaning sometimes intentionally.

        ¼,d ls vf/kd vFkZ fudkyuk½

    Eg. The new clause is ambiguously worded.

17.        (c) Defenition

        Correct spelling – Definition

        Definition (N) – An exact statement or description of the nature scope or meaning of something. ¼ifjHkk"kk½

        Eg. Our definition of what constitutes poetry.

        Selection (N) – Choosing the act of someone of something ¼p;u djuk ;k pquk tkuk½

    Eg. Such men decided the selection of candidates.

        Conviction (N) – the act of finding somebody guilty of a crime in a court ¼nks"k flf)@nks"k fl) djuk½

    Eg. She had a previous conviction for a similar offence.

        Valediction (N) – especially the act of something goodbye a formal speech. ¼fonkbZ Hkk"k.k½

    Eg. He lifted his hand and spread his palm in valediction.

18.        (b) Comemorate

        Correct spelling – Commemorate

        Commemorate (V) – Recall and show respect for (someone/ something) ¼fdlh iwoZ dh ?kVuk dks ;kn djuk½

    Eg. Each year on this date we commemorate our ancestors with a special ceremony.

        Collaborate (V) to work together with somebody in order to produce or achieve something.¼fdlh ds lkFk dke djuk½

    Eg. She collaborated with another author on book.

        Conjugate (V) as the very according to number person etc.


    Eg. Do you know how to conjugate the verb "seek"?

        Corporate (Adj.) relating to a large company ¼cM+h daiuh ls lacaf/kr½

    Eg. The company is moving its corporate headquarters from New York to Houston.

19.        (a) BDCA

         ‘B’ esa crk;k x;k gS fd ,d thick forest esa ,d large mango tree FkkA ‘D’ tree ds fy, ‘its’ pronoun vk;k gS fd bldh branches lHkh fn’kkvksa esa QSyh gqbZ FkhA

        vr% B-D esa Neon link gS only option (a) BDCA esa gSA

20.        (c) CBDA

         ‘C’ esa Tejashwini dks introduce fd;k x;k gSA ftl ij ckfd lHkh arguments based gSA vr% sequence ‘C’ ls start gksxhA

        Option (a) CADB rFkk (c) CBDA nksuksa ‘C’ ls start gSA

        Chronological order ls

    ‘D’ esa In the morning vk;k gSA rFkk ‘A’ esa In the evening vk;k gSA

    vr% D-A esa chronological link gSA

    vr% option (c) CBDA correct answer gSA

21. Forward reading ls children rFkk Adults nksuksa dks tksM+k x;k gSA rFkk ‘and’ vk;k gSA vr% option (c) both correct answer gSA

    Grammar point:

        Both …… and, not only … but also, neither …… nor ;s lHkh coordinating conjunction gS tks same parts of speech dks connect djrs gSA

    Both …… and - nks phtksa ds chp link dks emphasis djrk gS rFkk vdsys ‘and’ ls T;knk strong connection cukrk gSA

    Eg. Both Britain and France agree on the treaty.

        Not only…… but also – tc two things esa ls ge second thing ij FkksM+k extra emphases nsuk pkgrs gS fd second thing is even better or even worse, or wore surprising; or more impressive or more shocking them the first thing.

        Eg. She’s not only beautiful but also very smart.

        Neither…… nor - ;g nks Negative alternatives dks connect djrk gSA

    Eg. Neither Italy nor France got to the quarter finals last year.

        Option (a) often ¼vDlj½ red-herring gSA

    ckfd lHkh options factually wrong gSA

22. Blank ls igys accurate rFkk ckn esa information vk;k gSA rFkk passage esa internet dh ckr gks jgh gSA vr% option (c) source correct answer gSA

        ‘Source – of – income’ dk collocation Hkh gksrk gSA

        Source (N) – a place, person or thing that you get something from. ¼L=ksr½

    Eg. These fish are widely used as a food source.


        • source of something—

        Eg. Your local library will be a useful source of information.

        • from a source—

        Eg. Funding come from a wide variety of sources.


        Excellent/Fertile/good source.

        be/constitute/prove source

        Energy/food source

        Source of information/income/revenue.

        Option (a) piece red-herring gSA

    Option (b) deposit o (d) collection irrelevant gSA

    Deposit (N) – a sum of money that is given as the first part of a larger payment. ¼tek½

    Eg. I deposited over $3,000 this afternoon.         


        • Deposit on something—

        Eg. We’ have put down a 5% deposit on the house.

        Vocabulary point

        Payment/premium/contribution/subscription/repayment/ deposit/installment.

        ;s lHkh words ‘amount of money’ ds fy, use gksrs gSA

    Payment(N) – tks amount of money vkidks pay djuh gksrh gS ;k act of paying.

        Eg. He received an interim payment of 10,000.

        Premium(N) – an extra payment added to the basic rate (अधिमूल्य)

        Eg. You have to pay a high premium for express delivery.

        Contribution(N) – a gift or payment that is made to a person or an organization in order to help pay for something

        Eg. You can increase your monthly contributions to the pension plan.

        Subscription(N) – An amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a service.

        Eg. A monthly subscription to Netflix.

        Repayment(N) – The act of paying back money that you have borrowed from a bank, etc. 

        Eg. The loan is due for repayment by the end of the year.

        Collection (N) – A group of objects or people ¼laxzg½

    Eg. There was a collection of books and shoes on the floor.

23. ;gka children dks Internet ls feyus okyh Information dh ckr gks jgh gSA

        rFkk Blank ds ckn information vk;k gSA

    ‘Access – to information’ dk collocation gksrk gSA

    vr% option (b) access correct answer gSA

    Access (N) – the opportunity or right to use something or to see somebody/something. ¼igqap½

    Eg. High-speed internet access has become a necessity.


        • Access to something/somebody—

        Eg. You need a password to get access to the computer system.


        Access to information/services/resources

        Access to healthcare/education

        Access to markets.

        Provide/allow access

        Restrict/block access

        Have/gain/get access

        Access point/road/route

        ckfd lHkh options irrelevant gSA

    Gathering (N) – a meeting of people for a particular purpose.¼laxzg.k½

    Eg. He was asked to speak at a gathering of religious leaders.

        Ability (N) – the fact that somebody/something is able to do something. ¼{kerk½

    Eg. People with the disease may lose their ability to communicate.


        Exceptional/Extraordinary/great ability

        Level of ability

        Demonstrate/have/possess/retain ability

        Uncanny ability

        Easiness (N) – the quality of being relaxed, pleasant and friendly. ¼vklkuh] ljyrk½

    Eg. Their easiness with each other was evident.

24. Option (a) deliberation irrelevant gSA

        Deliberation (N) – the process of carefully considering or discussing something. ¼le>&cw>] lko/kkuh½

        Eg. The deliberations of the committee are completely confidential.

        Option (b) Intimation irrelevant gSA

    Intimation (N) – The act of stating or of making it known, especially in an indirect way. ¼lwpuk] bfRryk] izKkiu½

   Eg. There was no intimation from his doctor that his condition was serious.

        Option (c) consultation red-herring gSaA

    Consultation (N) – the act of discussing something with somebody or with a group of people before making a decision about it. ¼ijke’kZ] fopkj lHkk½

   Eg. The company has promised wide consultation on its expansion plans.


        • Consultation with somebody/something—

        Eg. The decision was taken after close consultation with local residents.

        • In consultation with somebody/something—

        Eg. Acting in consultation with all the departments involved.


        Close/extensive/full consultation

        Have/hold consultation

        Consultation document/paper/period/process

        Option (d) interaction correct answer gSA

    D;ksafd internet ds ek/;e ls social media rd igqap gksrh gSA

    Interaction (N) – the act of communicating with somebody, especially while you work, play or spend time with them. ¼var% fØ;k] ikjLifjd fØ;k½

    Eg. The interaction between performers and their audience.

25. Backward reading ls] real risk rFkk danger dh ckr gks jgh gS rFkk vkxs ‘child’ vk;k gSA

        vr% option (a) unsupervised most suitable answer gSA

    D;ksafd there might be a chance that ‘children’ unwanted information or content rFkk access dj ldrs gSaA

    Unsupervised (adj.) – without being watched; without somebody responsible for ensuring that things are safe and correct. ¼vfufjf{kr½

    Eg. There are many dangers in a house for an unsupervised child.

        ckfd lHkh options irrelevant gSA

    Undeveloped (adj.) – vfodflr

    Unauthorized (adj.) – without official permission.

        Eg. No access for unauthorized personnel.


        Unauthorized absence/access/biography/use