SSC CGL English Questions: Important SSC CGL English Questions with Solutions

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : January 18th, 2023

SSC CGL English Questions must be practised thoroughly as English is an important section of the exam. If you are concerned about solving the English section for SSC CGL Tier 1, fret not! We are here to aid you in your preparation. The English section may seem challenging initially, but it is one of the most scoring subjects for the CGL Exam. SSC CGL English questions even hold an impressive weightage of 200 marks, indicating their importance. So, you better pull up your socks and brush up on your grammar and vocabulary for this one.

In this post, we have provided candidates with the most important SSC CGL English questions so, they can prepare efficiently. These questions cover all the important topics and will help candidates understand complicated grammar rules easily. Scroll down to learn the most expected SSC CGL English questions to increase your chances of acing the exam!

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SSC CGL English Questions

While preparing English for SSC CGL, candidates must read newspapers and books to improve their sentence formation skills. Moreover, solving the SSC CGL English questions is another way to ensure a high score on the exam. In terms of difficulty, the English section is generally set from easy to moderate level, which makes it a scoring section that will raise your overall score. Read further to learn the SSC CGL English expected questions for the upcoming SSC CGL 2023 to improve your chances of cracking the exam.

SSC CGL English Questions Weightage

To ensure efficient preparation, candidates should take a strategic approach. In the exam, 25 SSC CGL English questions are asked, out of which cloze test has the highest weightage. Apart from that, candidates should also refer to the topic-wise weightage of English questions provided in the table below to ensure streamlined preparation. 

SSC CGL English TopicsNo. of Questions Asked
Active Passive Voice2
Cloze Test5
Fill in the Blanks2
One-word substitution2
Idioms and Phrases2
Error Detection 2
Sentence Improvement2
Sentence Rearrangement2
Spelling Correction2
Synonyms & Antonyms4
Total25

Most Expected SSC CGL English Questions

In this section, we will share some SSC CGL Tier 1 English questions to help guide you in your preparation. We have provided a wide variety of questions covering many different topics. Hence, by going through and solving these questions, you will have an idea of what to expect in the upcoming exam.

SSC CGL English Questions with Solutions

Candidates can check out these important SSC CGL English Questions with solutions below. These questions will help you get an idea about what to expect in the actual exam and prepare accordingly. 

1. Select the sentence which has no spelling error.

  1. He stood out for his sheer briliance and the damage he caused.
  2. The authors, struck by the brillience of the newly released dispatches, were dazzled by them.
  3. I had never seen diamonds shine with such brillianse before.
  4. Few people want to hear about your child’s brilliance.

Answer ||| D

Solution ||| Option D has the sentence that has the correctly spelt word. The correct spelling of the word is "brilliance", which means the quality or state of being brilliant.

2. |||Common||| From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.|||End|||

A better understanding of the concept of deliriam might improve diagnostic acumen.

A. concept

  1. deliriam
  2. diagnostic
  3. acumen

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| Option B has the incorrectly spelt word. The correct spelling of the word is "delirium", which means an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence, occurring in intoxication, fever, and other disorders.

Other words and their meanings:

Concept = an abstract idea.

Diagnostic = concerned with the diagnosis of illness or other problems.

Acumen = the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.

3. |||Common||| The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error.|||End|||

She has made a study of chemical fertilizers and there effect on the environment.

A. She have made a study of chemical fertilizers and their effect on the environment.

  1. She has made a study of chemical fertilizers and their effect on the environment.
  2. She have made a study of chemical fertilizers and there effect on the environment.
  3. She has make a study of chemical fertilizers and their effect on the environment.

Answer ||| B

Solution |||

The given sentence is grammatically incorrect.

  • The use of the pronoun "there" is incorrect here.
  • In the given sentence, we need a possessive pronoun (dependent) before the noun "effect". The noun for which we need the possessive pronoun here is "chemical fertilizers", i.e. a plural noun. Thus, we will use "their" in the place of "there".
  • Option A is wrong because the plural verb "have" has been used with the singular subject "she".
  • Option D is wrong because we have used the V1 with the auxiliary "has" here.

The correct sentence is: She has made a study of chemical fertilizers and their effect on the environment.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

4. Identify the sentence which doesn’t contain a grammatical error.

  1. Just dismiss those thoughts from your mind – they are crazy and not worth think about.
  2. He has dismissed from his job for incompetence.
  3. The professor dismissed the class early because she had meeting.
  4. The defending lawyer asked that the charge against his client be dismissed.

Answer ||| D

Solution |||

Option D has the sentence which is grammatically correct.

  • In option A, the word "worth" should be followed by a V-ing. Thus, in place of "think", "thinking" should be used.
  • In option B, the subject "he" is not the actual doer but is receiving the action. Thus, the sentence should be in the passive form. In place of "has dismissed", "has been dismissed" should be used.
  • In option C, before the subject "meeting", the indefinite article "a" should be used.

The correct sentence is: The defending lawyer asked that the charge against his client be dismissed.

5. |||Common||| Parts of the given sentence have been underlined and given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error.|||End|||

Allegations that Mr Dwight was receiving money from known criminalshas causeda scandal.A. w receiving

  1. from known criminals
  2. has caused
  3. a scandal

Answer ||| C

Solution |||

The underlined part in option C is grammatically incorrect.

  • The answer to "what caused the scandal" is "allegations".
  • Thus, the subject for this part is "allegations".
  • Therefore, according to the subject-verb agreement rule, the verb should be in accordance with the subject "allegations". The verb should be plural here.
  • Thus, in place of "has", use "have".

The correct sentence will be: Allegations that Mr Dwight was receiving money from known criminalshave causeda scandal.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

6. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks. |||End|||

There is a _________ struggle going on _________ the two presidential candidates.

A. furious, between

  1. annoyed, among
  2. sore, amid
  3. anxious, both

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

  • Let's first find an appropriate preposition for the second blank.
  • In the second blank, we need a preposition to refer to two presidential candidates. Thus, "between" is suitable for the second blank.
  • Thus, in the first blank, "furious" (which means "using a lot of effort or strength") will be used.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

7. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks. |||End|||

It was a cheaply produced film, ___________ paced and ___________ acted.

A. briskly, gratifyingly

  1. rapidly, satisfactorily
  2. swiftly, decently
  3. sluggishly, poorly

Answer ||| D

Solution |||

Let's first see the meanings of the given words:

Briskly = in a quick, energetic way

Gratifyingly = in a way that gives pleasure and satisfaction

Rapidly = in a fast or sudden way

Satisfactorily = in a way that is good or good enough for a particular need or purpose

Swiftly = happening or moving quickly or within a short time, especially in a smooth and easy way

Decently = in a way that is socially acceptable or good

Sluggishly = in a sluggish way (= moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy)

Poorly = not well

  • The sentence is about a film. It has already been mentioned in the first part of the sentence that it was a cheaply produced film.
  • Thus, the adjectives that should be used to describe the film must be negative too. Only "sluggishly" and "poorly" are negative adjectives here.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

8. |||Common||| Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice. |||End|||

We need someone to score for tomorrow's match.

A. Someone is needed to score for tomorrow’s match.

  1. We will need someone to score for tomorrow’s match.
  2. Someone is being needed to score for tomorrow’s match.
  3. Someone is need to score for tomorrow’s match.

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| The given sentence is in the active voice. It is in the simple present tense.

The structures for active/passive voices are:

Active: Subject + verb (“s“ or “es” with singular noun) + object…

Passive: Object + Is/are/am + verb (IIIrd form) + by + subject…

So, based on the above structures, we can convert the given sentence into passive voice: Someone is needed to score for tomorrow’s match.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

9. |||Common||| Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice. |||End|||

She has certainly scored a success with her latest novel.

A. A success has certainly being scored by her with her latest novel.

  1. A success has certainly been scored with her with her latest novel.
  2. A success has certainly scored by her with her latest novel.
  3. A success has certainly been scored by her with her latest novel.

Answer ||| D

Solution ||| The given sentence is in the active voice. The sentence is in the present perfect tense.

The structures for active/passive voices are:

Active: Subject + has/have + verb (IIIrd form) + object...

Passive: Object + has/have + been + verb (IIIrd form) + by + subject...

So, the passive voice of the given sentence would be: A success has certainly been scored by her with her latest novel.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

10. |||Common||| Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence. |||End|||

Mr. Sharma said to Mr. Khanna, "Sophisticated statistical analysis was employed to obtain these results."A. Mr. Sharma said Mr. Khanna that sophisticated statistical analysis had employed to obtain those results.

  1. Mr. Sharma told Mr. Khanna that sophisticated statistical analysis has been employed to obtain those results.
  2. Mr. Sharma told Mr. Khanna that sophisticated statistical analysis have been employed to obtain those results.
  3. Mr. Sharma told Mr. Khanna that sophisticated statistical analysis had been employed to obtain those results.

Answer ||| D

Solution |||

The given sentence is of direct speech. Follow the rules given below to change it to indirect speech:

  • The reporting verb "said" will be changed to "told" followed by the object "Mr. Khanna".
  • Inverted commas will be removed and "that" will be added.
  • Since the reporting verb is in V2 form, the tense of the speech will change from the simple past tense to the past perfect tense.
  • The pronoun "these" will change to "those".

The sentence in indirect speech will be: Mr. Sharma told Mr. Khanna that sophisticated statistical analysis had been employed to obtain those results.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

11. |||Common||| Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence. |||End|||

The Chairperson said to the managers, "More than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing will lose their jobs."A. The Chairperson informed the managers that more than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing would lose their jobs.

  1. The Chairperson asked the managers that more than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing would lose his jobs.
  2. The Chairperson said the managers that more than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing would lose my jobs.
  3. The Chairperson told the managers that more than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing would lose his jobs.

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

The given sentence is of direct speech. Follow the rules given below to change it to indirect speech:

  • The reporting verb "said" will be changed to "informed" as the Chairperson is passing on some information to the managers.
  • Inverted commas will be removed and "that" will be used to join the reporting verb with the speech.
  • Since the reporting verb is in V2 form, the modal "will" will change to "would".
  • The pronoun "their" will remain unchanged.

The correct sentence in indirect speech will be: The Chairperson informed the managers that more than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing would lose their jobs.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

12. |||Common||| Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Instead of finding new ways of teaching and learning, schools and teachers are paying more attention to technical and materialistic things like apps, books and bags. People need to understand that the teaching method is more important than books or other tools. No matter how much theoretical knowledge teachers have, if they cannot teach it to the child, then it is in vain. In recent times, efforts have been made to improve school education.

If the classroom environment is to be made interesting, then children should be taught in small groups. It means the size of the class will have to be reduced. But that implies that the number of classes will have to be increased, which will require more teachers. For this, we require more qualified teachers who can not only understand the child’s state of mind but who can also implement the curriculum accordingly. The Right to Education Bill had called for reducing the classroom size. But after so many years, the size of the classes across the state has remained the same.

The question is whether we have teachers with sufficient skills to solve this problem. We know that the question is complex, as we need to get more qualified teachers who understand the curriculum and the child’s mind. The number of quality teachers depends on whether our universities/colleges can provide good teachers. To find a solution, we must search for answers around us.

The National Council for Teacher Training (NCTE), under the central government, has the task of setting the minimum qualifications for teachers, preparing curriculum and facilitating the opening of new colleges for teacher training. But, the work of selecting and recruiting the teachers lies with the state government. This system is good if you want to appreciate the federal structure. Still, suppose you are really upset with the quality of the school and teachers. In that case, you should understand why our education system is not improving even after many efforts because education falls on the concurrent list. No one wants to take responsibility for improving it.

The burden of the bag of students tells stories of the failure of our educational system. It tells us that teachers are not able to teach our children without books. It also tells us about teacher training institutes; that even after so many years, they cannot produce skilled teachers who can reduce the burden of bags.

The new National Curriculum Framework (foundational stage) is a very progressive document that talks beyond the classrooms. The document focuses more on pedagogy than content and encourages activities. It asks educators to use crafts, music, toys, local stories and notes the importance of the child’s mother tongue. It discourages examinations and puts more emphasis on observational assessment. It talks about systematic change in light of NEP-2020. It acknowledges the importance of the teacher, students and other stakeholders. The new NCF is a very important document and can change India’s educational landscape if it is implemented in its spirit. This document’s main challenge is preparing the state government and teachers for its implementation. There is a need to accept some positive aspects of educational changes in the states without any political consideration. |||End|||

What can be the possible title of the passage?

  1. Importance of teachers
  2. Education system of India
  3. Modern tools of education
  4. Demerits of new framework

Answer ||| B

Solution |||

The given passage is about the education system of India. It has pointed out the weak points in our education system and the measures that one needs to take in order to strengthen those points.

Thus, it would be appropriate to title the passage "Education system of India".

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

13. Which line(s) from the passage supports the statement - "Teachers are not able to teach our children without books".

  1. The burden of the bag of students tells stories of the failure of our educational system. It also tells us about teacher training institutes; that even after so many years, they cannot produce skilled teachers who can reduce the burden of bags.
  2. If the classroom environment is to be made interesting, then children should be taught in small groups.
  3. No matter how much theoretical knowledge teachers have, if they cannot teach it to the child, then it is in vain.
  4. People need to understand that the teaching method is more important than books or other tools.

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| Refer to the lines: "The burden of the bag of students tells stories of the failure of our educational system. It tells us that teachers are not able to teach our children without books. It also tells us about teacher training institutes; that even after so many years, they cannot produce skilled teachers who can reduce the burden of bags."

These lines support the statement given in the question.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

14. Why has the writer blamed the concurrent list for the lack of improvement in our education system?

  1. Because Centre and State cannot work on it together.
  2. Because Centre is more powerful than State and it has the residuary powers.
  3. The subject of “Education” lies in the concurrent list; thus, both the Centre and the State can make the law on it. It appears to the writer that no one wants to take responsibility for improving it.
  4. Because it is not important.

Answer ||| C

Solution ||| The writer has blamed the concurrent list for the lack of improvement in our education system because, according to him, since the subject lies in the concurrent list, no one wants to take full responsibility for improving it.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

15. What has not been included in the new National Curriculum framework?

  1. use crafts, music, toys, local stories
  2. focus on international languages
  3. discourages examinations and puts more emphasis on observational assessment
  4. encourages activities

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| All, except the one given in option B, are right, as per the passage.

According to the passage, the new National Curriculum framework wants to put focus more on the child's mother tongue.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

16. Find one word from the passage which means “the study of the methods and activities of teaching”.

  1. Recruiting
  2. Facilitating
  3. Implement
  4. Pedagogy

Answer ||| D

Solution ||| Recruiting = enrol (someone) as a member or worker in an organization or as a supporter of a cause.

Facilitating = make (an action or process) easy or easier.

Implement = put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect.

Pedagogy = the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

17. |||Common||| The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error. |||End|||

She’s made a lot of progressed in Maths this term. Her teacher’s very pleased.

  1. She’s made an lot of progress in Maths this term. Her teacher’s very pleased.
  2. She’s made a lot of progresses in Maths this term. Her teacher’s very pleased.
  3. She’s made a lot of progresing in Maths this term. Her teacher’s very pleased.
  4. She’s made a lot off progress in Maths this term. Her teacher’s very pleased.

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

  • The given sentence is grammatically incorrect.
  • Progress is an uncountable noun.
  • Here, it is used after the verb 'make'.
    • E.g. :- Progress is slow with the building of the new head office because the company is short of money.
  • So, in place of 'progressed', we need the noun 'progress' to correct the sentence.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

18. |||Common||| The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error. |||End|||

How many people are working on Microsoft?

  1. How many people are working over Microsoft?
  2. How many people are working at Microsoft?
  3. How many people are working to Microsoft?
  4. How many people are working of Microsoft?

Answer ||| B

Solution |||

  • The given sentence is grammatically incorrect.
  • We use 'at' to talk about locations at companies, workplaces when we see them as a place of activity.
  • So, in place of 'on', we will choose 'at' to correct the sentence.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

19. |||Common||| Parts of the given sentence have been underlined and given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error. |||End|||

The country are now a cultural and social mosaic due to the influx of several different ethnic groups.

  1. is now a cultural
  2. and socially mosaic due
  3. with the influx of several
  4. different ethnic group

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

The underlined part needs to be improved.

  • The error here is of incorrect usage of auxiliary verb.
  • With singular subject, we need singular verb.
  • Here, the subject is ‘the country’, which is singular, so singular auxiliary verb ‘is’ is required here.
  • Thus, 'is now a cultural' is the most suitable one.

The correct sentence should be:- The country is now a cultural and social mosaic due to the influx of several different ethnic groups.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

20. |||Common||| Parts of the given sentence have been underlined and given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error. |||End|||

If you try any other approach, your complaints end with in the wastepaper basket.

  1. trys any other
  2. complaints end up
  3. in an wastepaper basket
  4. approach yours

Answer ||| B

Solution |||

The underlined part needs to be improved.

  • The error here lies in the incorrect usage of phrasal verb.
  • The correct one is ‘end up’ which means to finally be in a particular place or situation.
    • E.g. :- They're travelling across Europe by train and are planning to end up in Moscow.
  • Here, also, it is mentioned that the complaints will go in vain if someone try any other approach.
  • Thus, 'complaints end up' is the most suitable one.

The correct sentence should be :- If you try any other approach, your complaints end up in the wastepaper basket.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

21. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. |||End|||

Many people have difficulty in _______ their lives when they _______ of prison.

  1. rebuilding, come out
  2. building, come in
  3. rebuilding, coming for
  4. building, coming with

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

  • The first blank needs a noun (gerund), and it seems that the second one will be filled with a phrasal verb.
  • Here, the sentence says that people face difficulty in re-creating their lives when they complete their punishment.
  • Rebuild your life means trying to return to the good situation that you were in before an unpleasant event happened to you.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

22. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. |||End|||

I forgot ______ the lasagne and it was burned to a _______.

  1. for, crip
  2. about, crisp
  3. above, end
  4. over, halt

Answer ||| B

Solution |||

  • The given blank needs to be filled with a preposition and the other will complete an idiom.
  • Someone forgot about the lasagne and it got burnt so hard.
  • 'About' means on the subject of, or connected with.
    • E.g.:- I don’t know what all the fuss is about.
  • 'Burn something to a crisp' means to burn something badly so that it is black and very dry.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

23. |||Common||| Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select ‘No error’. |||End|||

It couldn't, by any stretch of the imagination, be describe as a beautiful city.

A. It couldn't

B. by any stretch

C. be describe as

D. No error

Answer ||| C

Solution |||

Option C has the grammatically incorrect part.

  • After a modal verb, we use the base form of the verb.
  • But, if the modal verb is followed by "be", we use the V3 form.
  • In the given sentence as well, the modal "couldn't be" will be followed by the V3 form "described".
  • Thus, replace "describe" with "described" to make the sentence grammatically sound.

The correct sentence will be: It couldn't, by any stretch of the imagination, be described as a beautiful city.

24. |||Common||| Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select ‘No error’. |||End|||

She insisted on tell me every single detail of what they did to her in the hospital.

A. She insisted on tell me

  1. single detail of
  2. did to her in
  3. No error

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

Option A has the grammatically incorrect part.

  • The use of the verb "tell" in the given sentence is wrong.
  • After a preposition, we use the object of the preposition. The object of a preposition is a noun (or word/phrase acting as a noun) that works with a preposition to form a prepositional phrase.

    e.g. My sister knows a lot about investing.
  • Thus, we will change the verb "tell" to its object form "telling".

The correct sentence will be: She insisted on telling me every single detail of what they did to her in hospital.

25. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence. |||End|||

I'd like to get this matter settled once and of all.A. once and for everyone.

  1. one and for all.
  2. once and for all.
  3. once and for everything.

Answer ||| C

Solution |||

The underlined part is grammatically incorrect.

  • The correct phrase is "once and for all".
  • It means completely and finally.

    e.g. We have to resolve this matter once and for all.

The correct sentence will be: I'd like to get this matter settled once and for all.

26. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence. |||End|||

The department is organized into three groups, each with there own area of responsibility.A. every with its own

  1. each with theirs own
  2. each with it’s own
  3. each with its own

Answer ||| D

Solution |||

The underlined part is grammatically incorrect.

  • The use of the pronoun "each" is correct here. "Each" is used to mean "everything, person, etc., in a group of two or more, considered separately".

    e.g. There were four rooms, each with wonderful views of the garden.
  • The use of the pronoun "there" before the noun "own area" is erroneous.
  • We need a possessive adjective before it.
  • Thus, we will use the singular possessive adjective "its" for the subject "each group".

Thus, the correct sentence will be: The department is organized into three groups, each with its own area of responsibility.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

27. |||Common||| Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'. |||End|||

This area of the park has been specially designated for children.A. have been specially allocated

  1. has been special curated
  2. has specially designated
  3. No improvement required

Answer ||| D

Solution |||

The underlined part is grammatically correct and requires no improvement.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

28. |||Common||| Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence. |||End|||

He’s not very artistic, but he insists on being a professional painter. He’s always creating rainbows.A. radiating rainbows

  1. inviting rainbows
  2. chasing rainbows
  3. managing rainbows

Answer ||| C

Solution |||

The underlined part is grammatically incorrect.

  • The correct idiomatic phrase is "chasing rainbows" which means to pursue goals that are unrealistic, fanciful, or unlikely to happen.

    e.g. You can't chase rainbows your whole life—you need to pick a stable career and start being an adult.
  • Thus, replace the underlined part with "chasing rainbows".

The correct sentence will be: He’s not very artistic, but he insists on being a professional painter. He’s always chasing rainbows.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

29. |||Common||| In the sentence, identify the part which contains the INCORRECTLY spelt word. |||End|||

Vacillation and procrastination, out of fears of recession or otherwise, would run grave risks.A. vacillation

  1. procrastination
  2. reccession
  3. otherwise

Answer ||| C

Solution ||| Option C has the incorrectly spelt word. The correct spelling of the word is "recession" which means a period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad.

Other words and their meanings:

Vacillation = the lack of ability to decide what to do, or the act of often changing between two opinions

Procrastination = the act of delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring

Otherwise = used after an order or suggestion to show what the result will be if you do not follow that order or suggestion.

30. |||Common||| Select the correctly spelt word to fill in the blank. |||End|||

We do not consider his behaviour to be ____________ with the holding of a high-ranking job.A. consistent

  1. consestent
  2. concistent
  3. consistient

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| Option A has the correctly spelt word. "Consistent" means acting or being done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.

31. |||Common||| In the sentence, identify the part which contains the INCORRECTLY spelt word. |||End|||

The book celebrates the hostages' remarkable triumph over appalling adversity.A. remarkable

  1. triumph
  2. appalling
  3. adversity

Answer ||| C

Solution ||| Option C has the incorrectly spelt word. The correct spelling of the word is "appalling" which means causing shock or dismay; horrific.

Other words and their meanings:

Remarkable = worthy of attention; striking.

Triumph = a great victory or achievement.

Adversity = a difficult or unpleasant situation.

32. ||Common||| In the sentence, identify the part which contains the INCORRECTLY spelt word. |||End|||

He cited the California judges' trailblazing role in overturning a ban on interracial marriage 56 years ago.A. cited

  1. trailblazing
  2. overturning
  3. interracial

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| Option B has the incorrectly spelled word. The correct spelling of the word is "trailblazing" which means being the first to do or use something in a way that is an example for other people.

Other words and their meanings:

Cited = to mention something as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened

Overturning = to (cause to) turn over

Interracial = involving different human races

33. |||Common||| Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words. |||End|||

There is no point at all in exporting a single baby carriage until every baby in this country can be assured of having one.A. perambulator

  1. ambulance
  2. sleigh
  3. cart

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| Perambulator = a pram; a baby carriage

Ambulance = a vehicle equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from the hospital, especially in emergencies.

Sleigh = a sled drawn by horses or reindeer, especially one used for passengers.

Cart = a strong open vehicle with two or four wheels, typically used for carrying loads and pulled by a horse.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

34. |||Common||| Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words. |||End|||

The airline launched its Washington to Paris service with the first of its type of flight for journalists and investors.A. curate

  1. maiden
  2. inaugural
  3. felicitate

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| Curate = to be in charge of selecting and caring for objects to be shown in a museum or to form part of a collection of art, an exhibition, etc.

Maiden = being the first of its type

Inaugural = marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.

Felicitate = to praise someone and say that you approve of or are pleased about a special or unusual achievement

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

35. |||Common||| Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words. |||End|||

I tend to eat too much chocolate when I'm watching TV.A. break in

  1. binge on
  2. buckle up
  3. delve into

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| Break in = force entry to a building.

Binge on = indulge in an activity, especially eating, drinking, or taking drugs, to excess.

Buckle up = fasten one's seat belt in a vehicle or aircraft.

Delve into = to examine something carefully in order to discover more information about someone or something

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

SSC CGL English Important Topics

We have provided a list of important topics asked in SSC CGL English questions below. These topics often have high-weightage and proper preparation of these topics can help elevate the total score significantly. 

  • Cloze Test: It has a paragraph based on which candidates will have to answer questions based on it. This topic will consist of 5 questions at least which makes it a high-weightage topic and very important to ace if you want to score well.
  • Spellings: Candidates must ensure they know their spellings well as spelling correction is an important part of the English section.
  • Synonyms and Antonyms: Vocabulary is an important part of SSC exams. Candidates should know the synonyms and antonyms for various words to solve these types of questions.
  • Idioms and Phrases: SSC CGL English Questions often consist of various idioms and phrases the meaning of which are often asked. They may appear in the cloze test too. Hence, candidates should prepare them well.

We hope these SSC CGL English questions will help upgrade your preparation for the upcoming SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam. Make sure to practice every day and solve the SSC CGL previous year papers after covering the SSC CGL Syllabus to test your knowledge. For more guidance and resources, reach out to Byju’s Exam Prep. All the best for the exams!

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FAQs on SSC CGL English Questions

  • The most expected SSC CGL English questions typically are from the following topics - Synonyms & Antonyms, misspelt words, One-word substitution, Idioms and phrases, Sentence correction, and Error spotting. You can find a few examples of previously asked questions from SSC CGL exam in the article above.

  • In order to attempt the SSC CGL English questions affectively, candidates must improve their English vocabulary by reading as much as possible. Secondly, it is crucial to go through the questions a few times in the exam to ensure that you understand exactly what is being asked. Lastly, solve as many SSC CGL expected questions for English as possible by going through previous year papers to increase your speed and accuracy.

  • Solving SSC CGL English expected questions would give an edge to your preparation and take it up a notch. Not only will it help familiarise you with the question patterns but it will also help increase your confidence. Moreover, solving these questions increases your chances of scoring well in this section, as SSC often repeats exam questions.

  • You can find a list of SSC CGL Tier 1 English questions in this article to help you prepare for the upcoming exam. Furthermore, you can search the official SSC website or explore Byju’s Exam Prep platform to find SSC CGL Previous year paper. Remember, English is not a subject you can prepare for in a single day, as it requires constant practice and learning.

  • The difficulty level for the SSC CGL English questions can be described as easy to moderate. SSC often focuses on a few topics from which most questions are picked. Hence, preparing for the important topics and solving the SSC CGL expected questions for English is integral. You can go through previous year exam papers and SSC CGL mock test to get a better understanding of what to expect in the exam.

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