English Quiz for SSC CGL

Dear PaGaLGuY readers,

As we all know, Verbal Aptitude is an
important component of a number of competitive examinations such as the UPSC
Civil Services Examination, Banking Entrance Examinations, SSC CGL/CHSL
Examination, MBA Entrance Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, etc.
In order to help you practise and improve your verbal ability, we provide you
this English Quiz.

Given below are a few questions from
SSC examinations held in the last few years. Leave your answers/ responses in
the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

Directions (1 – 5):
In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed underlined. Below
are given alternatives to the underline part at (1), (2) and (3) which may
improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is
needed your answer is (4).

1. A lot of bloodshed could have been saved, had the administration taken
timely action.

(a) protected               (b) prevented            (c) eschewed            (d) No

2. Along with
success comes a need for wisdom.

(a) thought

(b) thirst

(c)  reputation

(d) No

3. Do you know to prepare the balance

(a) Do you know to balance

(b) Do you know to make

(c) Do you know how to prepare

(d) No improvement

4. Neither plants nor animals, can survive
without oxygen.

(a) Plants can neither

(b) Neither can plants

(c) Plants, neither

(d) No improvement

5. The
professor has agreed to take remediable classes for the weaker students.

(a) redressal               (b) remedial              (c) restorative                (d) No

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1(b)              2(d)            3(c)                 4(d)              5(b)