DSSSB Paper 1 English Set 1: PGT Economics 2018

DSSSB Paper 1 English Set 1

Candidates can practice DSSSB Paper 1 English.

Q.1 Fill in the blank with the appropriate word/s.
Did your college ________ in the university tournament?

1. participating
2. are participating
3. participate
4. Participated

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.2 Fill in the blank with the appropriate idiomatic expression.
Virat Kohli is ________ most batsmen in the world.
1. leaving no stone unturned
2. keeping an eye on
3. hard and fast
4. head and shoulders above

 

Right Ans. 4

Q.3 Choose the passive voice form of the given sentence.
My colleague and I decided we would continue our efforts to conquer the seas.

1. My colleague and I decided we will continue our efforts to conquer the seas.
2. It was decided by my colleague and me that we would continue our efforts to conquer the seas.
3. My colleague and I decided we would be continuing our efforts to conquer the seas.
4. It is decided by my colleague and me to continue our efforts to conquer the seas.

 

Right Ans. 2

Q.4 Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
On Sundays I __________ have my breakfast in bed and spend the morning relaxing with a book.
1. frequently
2. gradually
3. usually
4. Rapidly

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.5 Choose the correct synonym of:
oration
1. dialogue
2. attraction
3. silence
4. Speech

 

Right Ans. 4

Q.6 In the following sentence four words or phrases have been bold. One of them is incorrect. Choose the incorrect word or phrase from the given options.
It was a near-impossible mission, and once more fate handed me a failure when I could see the finish line and expect to win.
1. handed me
2. once more
3. I could see
4. expect to win

 

Right Ans. 4

Q.7 Choose the best option to combine the given sentences.
Ritu felt very offended. She stopped talking to her friend.

1. Ritu felt very offended because she stopped talking to her friend.
2. Ritu felt too offended she that stopped talking to her friend.
3. Ritu felt so offended that she stopped talking to her friend.
4. Ritu felt very offended that she stopped talking to her friend.

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.8 Choose the most appropriate indirect narration for the following sentence.
Ravi said. “Do you understand how difficult this job is? I need at least four team members to complete it within five days.”

1. Ravi asked do you understand how difficult this job is? I need at least four team members to complete it within five days.
2. Ravi asked if he understood how difficult that job was and further said he needed at least four team members to complete it within five days.
3. Ravi said if he understands how difficult this job is? He said he needs at least four team members to complete it within five days.
4. Ravi says. “Do you understand how difficult this job is? I needed at least four team members to complete it within five days.”

 

Right Ans. 2

Q.9 In the following sentence four words or phrases have been bold. One of them is incorrect. Choose the incorrect word or phrase from the given options.
One who desires wealth and property from God is not a devotee but a slavery of wealth and property because, to him, God
is only a means to an end.
1. One who desires
2. not a devotee
3. means to an end
4. slavery of wealth

 

Right Ans. 4

Q.10 Choose the passage that is correctly punctuated.
1. It was very dark and windy, Aastha saw the dark clouds and shouted, “mother it’s going to rain. Let’s run indoors quickly.”
2. It was very dark and windy. Aastha saw the dark clouds and shouted, “Mother! Its going to rain. Let’s run indoors quickly.”
3. It was very dark and windy. Aastha saw the dark clouds and shouted, “Mother! It’s going to rain. Let’s run indoors quickly,”
4. It was very dark and windy. Aastha saw the dark clouds and shouted Mother! It’s going to rain. Let’s run indoors quickly.

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.11 Choose the appropriate antonym of:
avoid
1. seek
2. dodge
3. discover
4. Kill

 

Right Ans. 1

Q.12 Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word to fill in the blank.
It looked as if the answer to the quiz question was obvious but it turned out to be _____ .
1. predictable
2. transparent
3. ambiguous
4. Persuasion

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.13 Fill in the blank with the correct word.
The match was quite boring as we could easily predict who would be _______ winner.
1. some
2. an
3. the
4. A

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.14 Fill in the blank with the appropriate idiomatic expression.
Why are you _______ ? You paid no heed when you were warned so many times.

1. beating about the bush
2. giving yourself airs
3. crying over spilt milk
4. chicken- hearted

 

Right Ans. 3

Q.15 Choose the word that is correctly spelt.
1. imediate
2. recieve
3. irrelevant
4. Grammer

 

Right Ans. 3

Read the following passage and answer the questions based on it.

My only work is to give you a clear-cut idea how you can become more conscious; I call it meditation. Working, walking, sitting…. I don’t believe what others call meditation; that for ten minutes or 20 minutes you do it and then just be your ordinary self for 24 hours and again meditate for 20 minutes. It is like asking a person to breathe every day for 20 minutes and then forget all about it, because the person has to do many other things! And then next day she/he can breathe again in the morning! To me meditation is exactly like breathing. So whatsoever you are doing and wherever you are, do it more consciously.

Just try for a few minutes to walk consciously; be alert at each step and you will be surprised that the quality of your walk is totally different. It is relaxing. There is no tension and there is a subtle joy that is arising out of your relaxed walking. And the more you become aware of this joy, the more you would like to be awake. Eat with awareness. Thirty million people in America are suffering from overeating. Strange world we are living in; men are dying every day in Ethiopia because they don’t have food, and millions are dying in America because they have too much food. These people who are suffering from obesity cannot resist eating. No doctor is going to help them, unless they become aware, while they are eating. They have to be aware that a man of awareness eats only as much as his body needs. He immediately now there is no need, the hunger is gone, he is content. feels that

Q.16 One who is ________ is an aware person.
1. always alert
2. always tense
3. terribly overweight
4. eats unconsciously

 

Right Ans. 1

Q.1 Choose the most suitable option to complete the sentence given below.

Q.17. When meditation is done with awareness, it:
1. makes you a forgetful person.
2. gives a great deal of satisfaction.
3. is quite time consuming.
4. is painful and tedious.

 

Right Ans. 2

Q.18. Choose the most suitable option to answer the question given below.
What should you NOT do if you are obese?
1. Be led by your love for food
2. Resist eating too much
3. Eat only what your body needs
4. Consult a doctor

 

Right Ans. 1

Q.19 Choose the most suitable option to answer the question given below.
What is the irony of life mentioned by the writer?
1. Awareness is essential but it has no effect
2. Many Americans are dying due to overeating
3. Many people are dying in Ethiopia
4. While some people die of hunger, others die of overeating

 

Right Ans. 4

Q.20. Complete the sentence by choosing a suitable option.
The writer believes that meditation ________ .
1. can be done only when you are walking
2. is a process that requires consciousness
3. needs to be done for only 20 minutes a day
4. must be done many times during the day

 

Right Ans. 2