SSC CHSL Question Paper

SSC CHSL Question Paper 2014

Lower Division Clerk

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Directions (1-5) in the following question, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of sentences has an error and blacken the rectangle corresponding to the appropriate letter (a,b,c). if a sentence is free from error, blacken the rectangle corresponding to (d) in the answer sheet.


  1. The crime rate increase inspite (a)/formal moral education (b)/given in schools. (c)/No Error(d)
  2. As soon as they(a)/entered the temple (B)/they prayed to the gods on bent knees. (c)/No Error (d)
  3. Three – fourths of the men (a)/has gone (b)/to war. (c)/No error (d)
  4. The conversation (a)/we are having is completely (b)/out of the main topic. (c)/No error(d)
  5. A five- men(a)/enquiry committee was appointed(b)/to look into the matter.(c)/No Error (d)

Direction (6-10): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word (s). correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the answer sheet.

  1. If left unattended, even a small cut can turn into a ___________
  • (A) Sore (b) ore  (c) soar (d) sour
  1. My Neighbour is very ___________ for he believes that nothing good will happen to him.

(a) Pessimistic (b) optimistic  ( c) reasonable  (d) forward – looking

  1. Most Parents __________ love and affection on their children

(a)poor (b) pool (c) pour (d) pore

  1. She was aware of what was going ­­­_________ her father’s mind

(a) in  (b) by  (c) through (d) on

  1. Then railway trains ___________ the most popular and the cheapest means of transport.

(a) becomes (b) becoming (c) become (d) became

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Direction (11-15): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given words and mark it in the answer sheet.

  2. Particular
  3. Fake
  4. Fictional
  5. True
  7. Obstruct
  8. Confuse
  9. Hidden
  10. Expose
  12. Increase
  13. Decrease
  14. Flourish
  15. Grow
  17. To humiliate
  18. To make excuse
  19. To appease
  20. To improve
  21. OSSIFY
  22. Turn into plasma
  23. Turn into iron
  24. Make or become like a stone
  25. Make or become like a bone

Direction (16-20): In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.

  2. Motivation
  3. Replenishment
  4. Bias
  5. Equality
  7. Abundant
  8. Blissful
  9. Protected
  10. Livening up
  12. Redundant
  13. Old
  14. Dependable
  15. Conventional
  17. Close
  18. Confine
  19. Hide
  20. Bury
  21. CLEAR
  22. Nebulous
  23. Lucid
  24. Implicit
  25. Effulgent

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Direction (21-25 ) In the following question, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ Phrases. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer sheet.

  1. Despite the doctor’s advice he still _eat like a horse.
  2. Does not like to eat
  3. Swallows his foot
  4. eats slowly
  5. eats a lot of food
  6. The two friends are now at daggers drawn over a petty issue.
  7. enemies
  8. competitors
  9. angry
  10. difficult
  11. His work seems to be a Penelope’s web
  12. declining
  13. in his best form
  14. endless
  15. difficult
  16. Goods will be delivered if you pay on the nail
  17. pay promptly in cash
  18. pay promptly
  19. pay within the given time
  20. pay the full amount
  21. If people do not mend their ways, they are sure to go to the dogs
  22. to be united
  23. to be rough
  24. to fight
  25. to be ruined

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Directions ( 26-30): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is Bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

  1. Walk carefully lest you do not fall.
  2. lest you fail
  3. lest you should not fall
  4. lest you might not fall
  5. No improvement
  6. Please tell the story in a nutshell
  7. In the nutshell
  8. in nutshells
  9. in nutshell
  10. No Improvement
  11. The Housing Problem in Mumbai becomes more serious.
  12. Has become
  13. become
  14. is becoming
  15. No improvement
  16. If he would have tried he would have succeeded.
  17. is triad
  18. was triad
  19. had triad
  20. No improvement
  21. The girl filled the pitcher for water
  22. of
  23. with
  24. in
  25. No improvement

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Direction ( 31-35): In the following question, out of the four alternative choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

  1. The schedule of travel.
  2. Travel- book
  3. itinerary
  4. Guidebook
  5. Time-table
  6. Poem in short stanzas narrating a popular story
  7. Balled
  8. Ballet
  9. Sonnet
  10. Epic
  11. Design made by putting together colored pieces of glass or stones
  12. Relief
  13. Tracery
  14. Oleograph
  15. Mosaic
  16. A policy that segregates people on the basis of race
  17. Apartheid
  18. Chauvinism
  19. Partisan
  20. Theism
  21. Something which lasts forever
  22. Mortal
  23. Eternal
  24. Infallible
  25. Youthful

Direction ( 36-40): In the following question, there are four different words out of which one is correctly spelled. Find the correctly spelled word and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the answer sheet.

  1. A. Machiavelian B. Machaivelian C. Machiavilian  D. Machiavellian


  1. A. Veretinary B. Veratinary C. Vetarinary  D. Veterinary


  1. A. Ekcessive B. Exsessive C. Excesive  D. Excessive


  1. A. Retrieve B. Exasperrate C. Choreograph  D. Erradicate


  1. A. Accommodate B. Accommodat C. Accommodate  D. Accommodate


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Direction ( 41-50): In the following three passage same of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternative given. Mark your answer in the answer sheet by blackening the appropriate rectangle.


Superstition is ____41____ in ___42___ which ____43____ be explained by the ___44___ of nature and also not by religion. For ___45___ a superstitious person believes that a black cat __46__ his path will bring him ___ 47__ In Brazil, for instance, many people believe that a person can be harmed or even killed by ___ 48____ needles in a puppet which ___49___ the person to be harmed. This is called ‘voodoo- magic ‘. People who do not believe in __ 50 __ things consider them superstition.

  1. A. belief B. belief C. belives  D. believe
  2. A. nothing B. anything C. everything  D. something
  3. A. can B. will C. cannot  D. will not
  4. A. laws B. methods C. means   D. ways
  5. A. instance B. instant C. insistence D. insistent
  6. A. crosses B. crossing C. crossed  D. cross
  7. luck B. fortune C. properties  D. misfortune
  8. sticking B. pushing C. pulling  D. Drawing
  9. A. points B. represents C. pointing  D. represent
  10. A. this B. just C. thus  D. such

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