SSC CGL Exam Questions with answer- 2019

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION 2019
QUESTION PAPER-2019
The Question Paper of Combined Graduate Level Examination 2019 conducted by SSC-Staff Selection Commission is published here by www.questionpapersdownload.com

Section : General Awareness
Q.1 Akbar was succeeded by his son, Salim, who took the title of_______, meaning 'Conqueror of the World'.
Ans 1. Shah Jahan
2. Badshah
3. Jahapana
4. Jahangir

Q.2 William Crookes was a physical chemist who discovered and named the element ________.
Ans 1. plutonium
2. germanium
3. beryllium
4. thallium

Q.3 The Victoria Memorial, conceived by Lord Curzon, represents the architectural climax of _________ city.
Ans 1. Delhi
2. Jaipur
3. Mumbai
4. Kolkata

Q.4 Who was the prime minister of India during ''the Emergency'' between the year 1975 to 1977?
Ans 1. Indira Gandhi
2. Charan Singh
3. Rajiv Gandhi
4. Moraj Desai

Q.5 Name the longest river in Asia.
Ans 1. Yangtze
2. Yenisei
3. Amazon
4. Nile

Q.6 The Red Fort and the Jama Masjid in Delhi stand out as towering achievements of architecture during the reign of________.
Ans 1. Jehangir
2. Shah Jahan
3. Akbar
4. Aurangzeb




Q.7 There were three bronze medallists from India at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament which was held at Helsinki, Finland. Who amongst the following is NOT one of them?
Ans 1. Sumit Sangwan
2. Naveen Kumar
3. Dinesh Dagar
4. Sachin Siwach

Q.8 _________ received the very first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 for his discovery of X-rays.
Ans 1. Wilhelm Röntgen
2. William Thomson
3. William Crookes
4. Louis Pasteur

Q.9 ___________ won a silver medal at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament which was held at Helsinki, Finland.
Ans 1. Naveen Kumar
2. Sachin Siwach
3. Sumit Sangwan
4. Mohammed Hussamuddin

Q.10 Pierre Curie shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel for their discoveries related to _______.
Ans 1. radioactivity
2. X-rays
3. mirror images
4. thermodynamics

Q.11 Which of the following is the longest rivers in India?
Ans 1. Ganga
2. Brahmaputra
3. Godavari
4. Kaveri

Q.12 Electron was discovered in the year 1897 by _________.
Ans 1. Nicola Tesla
2. Isaac Newton
3. T. A. Edison
4. J J Thomson

Q.13 World _________Day 2019 was observed on 23 March with the theme 'The Sun, the Earth and the weather'.
Ans 1. Geological
2. Meteorological
3. Geographical
4. Astrological




Q.14 Which river passes through maximum number of countries?
Ans 1. Rhine
2. Amazon
3. Danube
4. Volga

Q.15 Who won the Nobel Prize in 1906 for his neuron doctrine?
Ans 1. Henry Moseley
2. Pierre Curie
3. Luis Alvarez
4. Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Q.16 Humayun's heir,_____, was born in exile and was only 13 years old when his father died.
Ans 1. Babur
2. Shah Jahan
3. Akbar
4. Jahangir

Q.17 Who had built Taj Mahal, for his wife Mumtaz Mahal along the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra?
Ans 1. Jahangir
2. Aurangzeb
3. Shah Jahan
4. Akbar

Q.18 On March 23rd, India observes _______ day/divas as a tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on their death anniversary.
Ans 1. Vidroh Divas
2. Protest Day
3. Tribute Day
4. Shaheed Divas

Q.19 Which Indian monument was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799?
Ans 1. Leh Palace
2. Mattancherry Palace
3. Mysore Palace
4. Hawa Mahal

Q.20 In its Global Economic Outlook report, Fitch Ratings cut India’s economic growth forecast for the next financial year 2019-20 starting from April 1 to ___% from its previous estimate of 7%.
Ans 1. 6.8
2. 5.4
3. 6.1
4. 6.2

Q.21 Justice_____ , who retired from the Supreme Court of India on 6 July 2018, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the National Green Tribunal.
Ans 1. Sonam Phintso Wangdi
2. Justice Jawad Rahim
3. Adarsh Kumar Goel
4. Raghuvendra Singh

Q.22 _______ Constition Amendment Act, 2002 provided for free and compulsory elementary education to all children.
Ans 1. 86th
2. 85th
3. 87th
4. 84th

Q.23 Indian naval officer Commander _____ became the only Asian to participate in the prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR), which commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on 1 July 2018.
Ans 1. Mahendra Nath Mulla
2. Rajesh Dhankhar
3. Abhilash Tomy
4. Pradeep Singh

Q.24 Which of the following was the most important characteristic of India's trade throughout the colonial period?
Ans 1. Export deficiency
2. Import surplus
3. Export surplus
4. Import deficiency

Q.25 A ____________ occurs when a government's total expenditures exceed the revenue that it generates, excluding money from borrowings.
Ans 1. Budgetary Deficit
2. Revenue Deficit
3. Current Account Deficit



4. Fiscal Deficit

Section : English Comprehension
Q.1 Select the synonym of the given word.

EXEMPT
Ans 1. prevent
2. reduce
3. exclude
4. hinder

Q.2 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

India is the second largest ______ of cotton in the world.
Ans 1. manufacturer
2. creator
3. grower
4. producer

Q.3 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

The Doon Valley with all its lights look beautiful at night from the top of the mountain.
Ans 1. look beautiful
2. from the top
3. with all its lights
4. at night

Q.4 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

On tentherhooks
Ans 1. happy
2. anxious
3. angry
4. unhappy

Q.5 Select the wrongly spelt word.
Ans 1. neighbouring
2. noticable
3. negligible
4. nuisance

Q.6 Select the wrongly spelt word.
Ans 1. bridle
2. brittle
3. bristel
4. brisk

Q.7 Select the antonym of the given word.

SOBER
Ans 1. serious
2. nervous
3. agitated
4. calm

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

During the reign of Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughals, there (1)______ revolts against the empire. (2)______ were the revolts of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the Jats and (3)______ others. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal empire began to (4)______ fairly fast. The country soon (5)______ into smaller territories many of which became more or less independent.
SubQuestion No : 8
Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.
Ans 1. were
2. have been
3. are
4. was

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

During the reign of Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughals, there (1)______ revolts against the empire. (2)______ were the revolts of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the Jats and (3)______ others. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal empire began to (4)______ fairly fast. The country soon (5)______ into smaller territories many of which became more or less independent.
SubQuestion No : 9
Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2.
Ans 1. These
2. This
3. That
4. It

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

During the reign of Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughals, there (1)______ revolts against the empire. (2)______ were the revolts of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the Jats and (3)______ others. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal empire began to (4)______ fairly fast. The country soon (5)______ into smaller territories many of which became more or less independent.
SubQuestion No : 10
Q.10 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3.
Ans 1. many
2. every
3. more



4. each

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

During the reign of Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughals, there (1)______ revolts against the empire. (2)______ were the revolts of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the Jats and (3)______ others. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal empire began to (4)______ fairly fast. The country soon (5)______ into smaller territories many of which became more or less independent.
SubQuestion No : 11
Q.11 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.
Ans 1. disperse
2. disintegrate
3. disturb
4. disrupt

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

During the reign of Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughals, there (1)______ revolts against the empire. (2)______ were the revolts of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the Jats and (3)______ others. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal empire began to (4)______ fairly fast. The country soon (5)______ into smaller territories many of which became more or less independent.
SubQuestion No : 12
Q.12 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5.
Ans 1. broke off
2. broke out
3. broke up
4. broke in

Q.13 Select the antonym of the given word.

SWERVE
Ans 1. straighten
2. lurch
3. droop
4. deviate

Q.14 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

a large, deep pot used both in the oven and as a serving vessel.
Ans 1. cauldron
2. skillet
3. casserole
4. sauce-pan

Q.15 Select the synonym of the given word.

RAMPANT
Ans 1. excessive
2. limited
3. rare
4. gentle

Q.16 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.

The chairs were being arranged in the examination hall by the staff.
Ans 1. The staff has arranged the chairs in the examination hall.
2. The staff has been arranging the chairs in the examination hall.
3. The chairs were arranging the staff in the examination hall.
4. The staff was arranging the chairs in the examination hall.

Q.17 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. It has been a leading producer of both industrial and agricultural goods.
B. The United States of America holds a dominant position in the world because of its high economic development.
C. Because of its enormous output, the United States has a major share in world trade.
D. It is also a leader in the development and application of innovative technology.
Ans 1. DABC
2. ABCD
3. BCAD
4. BACD




Q.18 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

Please take the guest to his room on the 6th floor.
Ans 1. You are requested to take the guest to his room on the 6th floor.
2. Let the guest be taking to his room on the 6th floor.
3. The guest should be took to his room on the 6th floor.
4. You must take the guest to his room on the 6th floor.

Q.19 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

The Japanese artist Yoh Nagao was busy splashing the wall from colours.
Ans 1. splashing the wall
2. was busy
3. from colours
4. The Japanese artist

Q.20 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

Flowers or leaves woven together in a circle for placing on a coffin or a grave
Ans 1. garland
2. wreath
3. bouquet
4. bunch

Q.21 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.

We can't live without water, will we?
Ans 1. can we
2. won't we
3. No improvement
4. do we

Q.22 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. Since then Boeing has received over 5,000 orders for the aircraft and has delivered 371 to date.
B. The Max first started flying commercially in 2017.
C. Boeing had huge hopes for its 737 Max aircraft and viewed it as a key part of its future.
D. However, the company's market value has plummeted by nearly $26 billion since the crash in Ethiopia.
Ans 1. CBAD
2. DCBA
3. ABCD
4. BCDA

Q.23 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Lend an ear
Ans 1. to force someone to listen
2. to not make trouble
3. to not tell someone something
4. to pay attention to
Q.24 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.




His school was 7 km away from his house. I wondered how he covered so long distance daily on foot.
Ans 1. No improvement
2. so long the distance
3. such a long distance
4. such long distance
Q.25 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

The company management is of the opinion that not wearing a suit and tie at the workplace could create a bad ______ on clients.
Ans 1. notion
2. impression
3. outlook
4. response
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