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!

(1 – 5): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed bold.
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. During the
recent floods, we waded through waist-deep water for almost half a kilometer?

(a) shuffled through

(b) walked over

(c) skipped through

(d) No improvement

2. In Gujarat, communal violence and rioting ignited up twice in the late seventies
and early

(a) flared

(b) burned

(c)  took

(d) No

3. My friend
lamented that though a complete report was sent to the department a month ago no action is being taken so far.

(a) no action has been taken

(b) no action was taken

(c) no action had taken

(d) No improvement

4. Hari left the house before Shyam got there

(a) will leave

(b) had left

(c) leaves

(d) No improvement

5. The underlining assumption is that the amount of money available is limited

(a) undermining

(b) underlying

(c) underwhelming

(d) No improvement

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

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