Previous Year Questions for SSC CGL Mains

Directions(1-5):In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. Your answer is (d) i.e. No error. 

                                     
Q1. He is University professor (a)/ but of his three sons (b)/ neither has any merit. (c)/ No error (d)
(a) He is University professor
(b) But of his three sons
(c) Neither has any merit
(d) No error

Q2. After knowing truth, (a)/ they took the right decision (b)/ in the matter. (c)/ No error (d)
(a) After knowing truth
(b) They took the right decision
(c) In the matter
(d) No error

Q3. It is time you (a)/ decide on your next (b)/ course of action. (c)/ No error (d)
(a) It is time you
(b) Decide on your next
(c) Course of action
(d) No error

Q4. He who has suffered most (a)/ for the cause. (b)/ let him speak. (c)/ No error (d)
(a) He who has suffered most
(b) For the cause
(c) Let him speak
(d) No error

Q5. A cup of coffee (a)/ is an excellent complement (b)/ to smoked salmon. (c)/No error (d)
(a) A cup of coffee
(b) Is an excellent complement
(c) To smoked salmon
(d) No error

Directions(6-10):Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

Q6. The hotel was not too expensive, _______
(a) Was it ?
(b) Wasn’t it ?
(c) Is it ?
(d) Isn’t it ?

Q7. Like humans, zoo animals must have a dentist _______ their teeth.
(a) Fill
(b) Filled
(c) Filling
(d) To be filled

Q8. It was very kind of you to do the washing-up, but you _______ it.
(a) Didn’t have to do
(b) Hadn’t to do
(c) Mightn’t have done
(d) Mustn’t have done

Q9. He went _______ sea alone.
(a) In
(b) To
(c) Into
(d) On

Q10. The _______ of our civilization from an agricultural society to today’s complex industrial world was accompanied by war.
(a) Adjustment
(b) Migration
(c) Route
(d) Metamorphosis

Answers
1-C
'Neither' is used for two things. for more than three things/persons, use 'NONE".
2-a
"After knowing the truth" will be correct usage.
3-b
It is time/It is high time - is followed by simple past tense that shows present time.
"Decided on your next" will be correct usage.
4- c
Replace "let him speak" by "should be allowed to speak".
5-d
the given sentence is grammatically correct.
6- a
7-c
8-d
9-b
10-d

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