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SSC CGL Quiz : English Language | 17-09-2023

Swati Mahendras

SSC  CGL  Quiz : English Language | 23-08-2023

Dear Readers,

As SSC  CGL  notification is out and candidates have started their preparation for this exam. Mahendras also has started special quizzes for this examination. This series of quizzes are based on the latest pattern of the  SSC  CGL examination. Regular practice of the questions included in the quizzes will boost up your preparations and it will be very helpful in scoring good marks in the examination.

1-2. In the question given below, 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).

1 Not even 200 of the approximate 10,000 student from the IIT took up positions outside India.

A. students by the

B. students from the

C. student from a

D. No Improvement

2 The placements have concluded the ensuing a edition is unlikely to have international companies flying down to campuses.

A. ensuing edition

B. ensuing on edition

C. ensuing in edition

D. No Improvement

3-5. In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and mark your answer.

3 He and his family ____ thrashed and forced to leave the village.

A. was

B. were

C. been

D. wore

4 A large percentage of students ___ abroad, as compared to 15 years ago.

A. go

B. gone

C. reveal

D. will

5 Police suspected that ____ protesters belonged to ultra-left organisations.

A. much

B. there

C. their

D. some

6-10. Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.

6 What do we mean by the word “epoch”?

A. Highest

B. Lowest

C. Time

D. Epic

7 What is the effect of the word “epoch of incredulity” in the passage?

A. Negative inspiration

B. Positive zeal

C. Hope

D. Despair

8 Appearance of the king of English land was?

A. Tall and dark

B. Had a plain face

C. He was fair

D. Not mentioned in the passage

9 "The period was so far”, what does the poet intend to say by the above line?

A. The reign of the king.

B. The time period of despair.

C. The quality time of life.

D. The period of his life.

10 What is the mood of the author according to the passage?

A. Anecdotic

B. Allegoric

C. Personifying

D. Sarcastic


Q.1 (B)

Q.2 (A)

Q.3 (B)

Q.4 (A)

Q.5 (D)

Q.6 (C)

Q.7 (C)

Q.8 (D)

Q.9 (D)

Q.10 (A)


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