English Comprehension Exam for CPO/CGL: Free Practice

Number of Question of English comprehension – 50 questions : Time : 30 Minutes

Free online practice of Computer Base Exam (CBE) for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exam for CPO, CPMF (CISF, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB and Delhi Police) and Combined Graduate Level (CGL)

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English  Comprehension SSC CPO CGL

1 / 50

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Three lakhs of people (1)/ attended the workshop (2)/ held in Ramleela ground. (3)/ No Error (4) Options:

2 / 50

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Ayesha is among the few people (1)/ in the office which did not (2)/ blindly follow the path of other. (3)/ No Error (4) Options:

3 / 50

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

I would (1)/ rather to (2)/ die than beg. (3)/ No Error (4) Options:

4 / 50

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Ankit can not (1)/ succeed because (2)/ he labours hard. (3)/ No Error (4) Options:

5 / 50

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

The teacher (1)/ explained everything (2)/ very clearly. (3)/ No Error (4) Options:

6 / 50

- In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Hundreds of ______ have been used in the study of the past and of man's progress. Options:

7 / 50

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Computer literacy will be crucial in ______ children to cope with the overall advancement.

8 / 50

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Vishal couldn't  ______ breakfast today.

9 / 50

- In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

One of the pens ______ no ink.

10 / 50

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

This is the same dog ______ was running on the road.

11 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Ablaze

12 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Chivalrous

13 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Concocted

14 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Gambol

15 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Jangle

16 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Keen

17 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Loiter

18 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Madden

19 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Penitence

20 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Slacken

21 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A dark horse

22 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

All at sea

23 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Bear up with

24 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Creature comforts

25 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To clear the decks

26 / 50

- Improve the bracketed part of the sentence

The red and (the white rose) looks beautiful.

27 / 50

- Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

I (have seen) him last year.

28 / 50

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Shashank appealed to the judge (for his release) from jail.

29 / 50

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Rohan has no acquaintance (from Sourabh).

30 / 50

- Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

His mother has been ill (for) five days ago. Options

31 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Shamelessly rude

32 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A place for invalids and convalescents

33 / 50

- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A person who is fond of fighting

34 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Story told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth

35 / 50

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

The policy of extending a country's empire and influence

36 / 50

- In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

37 / 50

- In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

38 / 50

In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

39 / 50

In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

40 / 50

In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Life priorities and ______ are never going to reduce. But among all of them, make some time for ______ the well being of the environment you live in. To save our environment, ______ life changing movement, is required. If anything is required, that is will power, honest ______ and some small initiatives. Save our environment by being a responsible citizen. Teach your child and others to save water. Do not waste water. It's a very ______ element of our environment.

Life priorities and ______ are never going

41 / 50

- In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Life priorities and ______ are never going to reduce. But among all of them, make some time for ______ the well being of the environment you live in. To save our environment, ______ life changing movement, is required. If anything is required, that is will power, honest ______ and some small initiatives. Save our environment by being a responsible citizen. Teach your child and others to save water. Do not waste water. It's a very ______ element of our environment.

make some time for ______ the well being of the environment

42 / 50

In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Life priorities and ______ are never going to reduce. But among all of them, make some time for ______ the well being of the environment you live in. To save our environment, ______ life changing movement, is required. If anything is required, that is will power, honest ______ and some small initiatives. Save our environment by being a responsible citizen. Teach your child and others to save water. Do not waste water. It's a very ______ element of our environment.

save our environment, ______ life changing movement

43 / 50

- In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Life priorities and ______ are never going to reduce. But among all of them, make some time for ______ the well being of the environment you live in. To save our environment, ______ life changing movement, is required. If anything is required, that is will power, honest ______ and some small initiatives. Save our environment by being a responsible citizen. Teach your child and others to save water. Do not waste water. It's a very ______ element of our environment.

that is will power honest ______ and some small initiatives

44 / 50

- In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Life priorities and ______ are never going to reduce. But among all of them, make some time for ______ the well being of the environment you live in. To save our environment, ______ life changing movement, is required. If anything is required, that is will power, honest ______ and some small initiatives. Save our environment by being a responsible citizen. Teach your child and others to save water. Do not waste water. It's a very ______ element of our environment.

It's a very ______ element of our environment.

45 / 50

- A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people's way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.

Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians' way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to a diverse religion, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture.

Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.

Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.

Unity in Diversity: India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.

Secularism: The word secularism means equality, impartiality, etc. towards all religion. India is a secular country, which means, equal treatment of all the religions present in India.

Traditions: traditional cultural values Gestures

  • Touching feet of elders: Indian tradition has rich cultural values. In India, younger show great respect to their elders. They touch the feet of their elders daily after waking up and especially on the festive occasions or before starting an important work.
  • Namaste: The gesture of the Namaste greeting is also part of the Indian culture. People greet each other by saying "Namaste" while joining their hands. "Namaste" means "Hello". (Also read, the meaning of Namaste here.) • Most Indians have a habit of shaking their heads while talking.

If I am a cultural, well-behaved Indian, what won't I do?

46 / 50

- A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people's way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.

Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians' way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to a diverse religion, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture.

Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.

Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.

Unity in Diversity: India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.

Secularism: The word secularism means equality, impartiality, etc. towards all religion. India is a secular country, which means, equal treatment of all the religions present in India.

Traditions: traditional cultural values Gestures

  • Touching feet of elders: Indian tradition has rich cultural values. In India, younger show great respect to their elders. They touch the feet of their elders daily after waking up and especially on the festive occasions or before starting an important work.
  • Namaste: The gesture of the Namaste greeting is also part of the Indian culture. People greet each other by saying "Namaste" while joining their hands. "Namaste" means "Hello". (Also read, the meaning of Namaste here.) • Most Indians have a habit of shaking their heads while talking.

Why is India called a unity in diversity?

47 / 50

A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people's way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.

Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians' way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to a diverse religion, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture.

Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.

Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.

Unity in Diversity: India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.

Secularism: The word secularism means equality, impartiality, etc. towards all religion. India is a secular country, which means, equal treatment of all the religions present in India.

Traditions: traditional cultural values Gestures

  • Touching feet of elders: Indian tradition has rich cultural values. In India, younger show great respect to their elders. They touch the feet of their elders daily after waking up and especially on the festive occasions or before starting an important work.
  • Namaste: The gesture of the Namaste greeting is also part of the Indian culture. People greet each other by saying "Namaste" while joining their hands. "Namaste" means "Hello". (Also read, the meaning of Namaste here.) • Most Indians have a habit of shaking their heads while talking.

Which of the following is not true according to the passage?

48 / 50

A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people's way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.

Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians' way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to a diverse religion, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture.

Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.

Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.

Unity in Diversity: India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.

Secularism: The word secularism means equality, impartiality, etc. towards all religion. India is a secular country, which means, equal treatment of all the religions present in India.

Traditions: traditional cultural values Gestures

  • Touching feet of elders: Indian tradition has rich cultural values. In India, younger show great respect to their elders. They touch the feet of their elders daily after waking up and especially on the festive occasions or before starting an important work.
  • Namaste: The gesture of the Namaste greeting is also part of the Indian culture. People greet each other by saying "Namaste" while joining their hands. "Namaste" means "Hello". (Also read, the meaning of Namaste here.)
  • Most Indians have a habit of shaking their heads while talking.

Based on the above passage, which of the following is NOT true about Indian culture?

49 / 50

A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people's way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.

Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians' way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to a diverse religion, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture.

Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.

Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.

Unity in Diversity: India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.

Secularism: The word secularism means equality, impartiality, etc. towards all religion. India is a secular country, which means, equal treatment of all the religions present in India.

Traditions: traditional cultural values Gestures

  • Touching feet of elders: Indian tradition has rich cultural values. In India, younger show great respect to their elders. They touch the feet of their elders daily after waking up and especially on the festive occasions or before starting an important work.
  • Namaste: The gesture of the Namaste greeting is also part of the Indian culture. People greet each other by saying "Namaste" while joining their hands. "Namaste" means "Hello". (Also read, the meaning of Namaste here.)
  • Most Indians have a habit of shaking their heads while talking.

Based on the above passage, which of the following is NOT true about Indian culture?

50 / 50

- A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people's way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.

Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians' way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to a diverse religion, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture.

Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.

Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.

Unity in Diversity: India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.

Secularism: The word secularism means equality, impartiality, etc. towards all religion. India is a secular country, which means, equal treatment of all the religions present in India.

Traditions: traditional cultural values Gestures

  • Touching feet of elders: Indian tradition has rich cultural values. In India, younger show great respect to their elders. They touch the feet of their elders daily after waking up and especially on the festive occasions or before starting an important work.
  • Namaste: The gesture of the Namaste greeting is also part of the Indian culture. People greet each other by saying "Namaste" while joining their hands. "Namaste" means "Hello". (Also read, the meaning of Namaste here.)
  • Most Indians have a habit of shaking their heads while talking.

What is the reason behind the immense variety in Indian culture?

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