Questions Set of English Language for all SSC Exams (Miscellaneous Set-1)

In this article, Our Expert team of SSC has framed out 25 questions from previous exam papers. These are selected on the basis of repetition, time consumption and difficulty level. We assume that practicing this questions may help you in scoring good marks.

In this article, you are given a bunch of 25 questions based on English Language & comprehension. The questions put in it are of mixed nature, including major questions for Reading Comprehension, Error Spotting, Sentence Arrangement, Error Correction  and cloze test.

This test contains the questions hail from the previous year questions about various exams like SSC, IBPS, RBI and etc. To qualify this test, following transcendencies are required.

  • A very strong vocabulary.
  • Understanding of Grammatical errors and sentence formation.
  • Quick and hasty reading & understanding capabilities.
  • Excessive practice of Parts of speech, Punctuation, Voice and etc.

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English Language

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5): Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A. “What a waste of my tax money”, I though, walking past the people having free Californian Chardonnay.

B. “Speak to her”, he said, “She’s into books”.

C. The friend who has brought me there noticed my noticing her.

D. In late 2003, I was still paying taxes in America, so it horrified me that the US Consulate was hosting a “Gallo drinking appreciation event”.

E. Behind them, a pianist was playing old film tunes, and a slim short woman was dancing around him.

1. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence?

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D

e. E

2. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence?

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D

e. E

3. Which of the following would be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence?

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D

e. E

4. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence?

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D

e. E

5. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence?

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D

e. E

Directions (Q. Nos. 6 to 15): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which came (6) effect in April this year, is meant to transform the education sector and take India closer to the goal of universal schooling. But with admissions to the new academic session just (7) the corner, it is fast becoming clear that (8) well-intentioned ideas into (9) will take some doing. For a start, the guidelines for admissions under the RTE prohibit schools from conducting any sort of student profiling. The stress on a random yet justifiable admission process means that schools will have to resort to something as quirky as a lottery system. However, leaving admission to a good school to pure (10) will only incentivise manipulations, defeating the very essence of RTE.

The main problem facing the education sector is that of a resource crunch. The provisions for ensuring universal access to education are all very well, (11) we have the infrastructure in place first. Brick and mortar schools need to precede open admission and not the (12) way around. In that sense, legislators’ assessment of ground realities is (13) target when they endorse the closure of tens of thousands of low-cost private schools for not meeting the minimum standards of land plot, building specifications and playground areas as laid out in the RTE Act. Instead of bearing down (14) on private schools for failing to conform to abstract bureaucratic criteria, efforts to bring about universal education should focus on upgrading and expanding the existing government school infrastructure to accommodate all. Only then can we ensure the much-needed supply-demand (15) in the education sector.


a. with

b. for

c. on

d. into

e. in


a. around

b. near

c. into

d. about

e. reaching


a. forming

b. translating

c. having

d. taking

e. framing


a. affect

b. ideas

c. practice

d. concept

e. procedure


a. benefit

b. merit

c. chance

d. basis

e. method


a. unless

b. until

c. executed

d. provided

e. exercised


a. other

b. any

c. two

d. differ

e. after


a. on

b. of

c. often

d. taken

e. off


a. soft

b. more

c. less

d. only

e. hard


a. need

b. equilibrium

c. expectation

d. attempt

e. aspects

Directions (Q. Nos. 16 to 25): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

16. The President has denied (a)/ that the economy is in recession (b)/ or was go into one (c)/ despite a spate of downcast reports. (d)/ No error (e)

17. The angry at being (a)/ left out of the bonanza (b)/ is palpable among (c)/ employees of the organization. (d)/ No error (e)

18. His comments came after (a)/ the research group said that its (b)/ consumer confidence index were (c)/ slumped to its lowest level. (d) No error (e)

19. If all goes well (a)/ the examination scheduled for next month (b)/ is all set to be completely free (c)/ from annoying power cuts and disruptions. (d)/ No error (e)

20. There are just too few trains (a)/ for the ever-grow (b)/ number of passengers (c)/ in the city. (d) No error (e)

21. The buzz at the party was (a)/ that a famous (b) filmstar and politician, would (c)/ probable drop by for a while. (d)/ No error (e)

22. The opposition disrupted proceedings (a)/ in both Houses of Parliament (b)/ for the second consecutive day (c)/ above the plight of farmers in the country. (d)/ No error (e)

23. In response of the growing crisis, (a)/ the agency is urgently asking for (b)/ more contributions, to make up for (c)/ its sharp decline in purchasing power. (d)/ No error (e)

24. The tennis player easy through (a)/ the opening set before her opponent, (2)/ rallied to take the final two sets (c)/ for the biggest victory of her young career. (d)/ No error (e)

25. Aggression in some teenage boys (1)/ may be linkage to overly (b)/ large glands in their brains, (c)/ a new study has found. (d)/ No error (e)

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