SSC Comb. Higher Second. Level 2012

Solved Question Paper - ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Held on 04 Nov 2012)

Directions: In questions no. 1 to 6, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of sentence has an error and blacken the oval corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is free from error, blacken the oval corresponding to (D) in the Answer Sheet.


1. I (A)/met Jane (B) /in the way. (C)/ No error.

2. The hospital rules require (A)/ that every patient (B) / should have an attender. (C) / No error.

3. In our country (A)/ Teacher’s Day (B) / is celebrated on September 5th. (C) / No error.

4. The number of foreign workers (A)/that are allowed to enter into (B) / Malaysia has increased. (C) / No error.

5. The children were quarrelling between themselves (A)/ when all of a sudden it occurred to them that their teacher (B) / was watching them (C) / No error.

6. The children said (A)/ they would starve (B) / rather than to surrender. (C)/ No error.

Directions: In questions no. 7 to 11, 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 and mark it in the Answer Sheet.


7. Prices _______ during the war .

  1. raise
  2. risen
  3. rise
  4. raising

8. I shall go and _________ down.

  1. lied
  2. lie
  3. lay
  4. layed

9. I told him _______ that the assignment would be impossible without more people.

  1. repeatedly
  2. repeated
  3. repititive
  4. repeating

10. We _________ the picture on the wall.

  1. hung
  2. hanged
  3. hang
  4. hanging

11. We thought the banner would look better with ________ change in colour combination.

  1. every
  2. all
  3. each
  4. some

Directions: In questions no. 12 to 14, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.


12. Sanction

  1. Submission
  2. Commission
  3. Permission
  4. Sacredness

13. Persistent

  1. Transient
  2. Permanent
  3. Fleeting
  4. Ceased


14. Despot

  1. Monarch
  2. Tyrant
  3. Ruler
  4. Demon

Directions: In questions no. 15 to 17, choose the word opposite in meaning to given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.


15. Former

  1. Later
  2. Latter
  3. Informal
  4. Latest

16. Imitation

  1. Spurious
  2. Unadulterated
  3. Genuine
  4. Crude

17. Abrupt

  1. Gradual
  2. Hasty
  3. Blunt
  4. Unexpected

Directions: In questions no. 18 to 22, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrease underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrease and mark it in the Answer Sheet.


18. Who would not look blue, having to pay those heavy bills of entertainment every month

  1. upset
  2. enjoy
  3. annoyed
  4. sad

19. The step mother shed crocodile tears on the death of her step son.

  1. to cry for no reason
  2. felt sorry for the son
  3. shed tears of blood
  4. false tears of sorrow

20. It was on the tip of my tongue when you also proposed that we should go to the auditorium.

  1. slip of tongue
  2. on lips
  3. about to say
  4. none

21. Kindly tell him by word of mouth that I shall be dining with him tonight.

  1. orally
  2. using gestures
  3. jargons
  4. written

22. Hari was taken to task by the teacher for making a noise in the class.

  1. scolded
  2. rewarded
  3. appreciated
  4. asked to leave