SSC CPO 2017 Fill in the Blanks
1 July-2017 to 7 july-2017
Q.1 :- Suman has _____ for the final round of the competition.
Correct Answer: qualified
Explanation:- superior (followed by ‘to’ )- greater.
decide for someone or something – to rule in favour of someone or something; to make a judgment for someone or something. Ex- The jury decided for me.
Qualify – to successfully finish a training course so that you are able to do a job; to have or achieve the necessary skills, etc.:
Q. 2:- Her supporters began to _____ and she was left alone.
1) fall over
2) fall away
3) fall off
4) fall on
Correct Answer: fall away
Explanation :- fall over – fall to the ground. fall away- decrease.
fall off – If something falls off, it separates from the thing to which it was attached and moves towards the ground. .
fall on (something) – to start eating food or start using something as soon as it arrives, in a way that shows you want it very much. Fall on (someone) – to take hold of someone suddenly, either to attack them or to hug them.
Q. 3:- No _____ than fifteen boys failed in a class of forty.
No fewer than 300 people showed up for the concert.
Correct Answer: fewer
Explanation :- Fewer refers to things that are countable and Generally, less refers to things that are not countable but In informal usage, no less than may be used, for emphasis, with plural nouns. Ex – No fewer than 300 people showed up for the concert. (show up – to appear; to arrive)
Q.4 :- Sania was compensated _____ the loss of her belongings at the airport.
If you take the job , we will compensate you for all of your shifting expenses.
Correct Answer: for
Explanation :- compensate for (something) – to pay someone back for something. Ex – If you take the job, we will compensate you for all of your shifting expenses.
Q.5 :- Suraj is acquainted _____ Kapil.
They spent the afternoon getting acquainted with each other.
she was already well acquainted with his work.
Correct Answer: with
Explanation :- acquainted with someone – known to someone. know someone slightly. ex – They spent the afternoon getting acquainted (with each other).
acquaint someone with – Make someone aware of or familiar with. Ex- she was
already well acquainted with his work.
Q.6 :- The examination will commence _____ next week.
Correct Answer: from
Explanation :- do not use since when you are talking about the future because, by definition, since refers to specific point in the past.
Commence (on ) date or day – Examination will commence on the 10th April. In the given sentence the correct uses should be – from the next week.
Q.7 :- Sunita said that she had never _____ a book she liked so much.
1) viewed on
2) come across
3) held upon
4) saw into
I came across my old school reports when I was cleaning my home.
Correct Answer: come across
Explanation :- view (about/on something). Ex His views on the topic were well known.
come across- meet or find by chance. Ex – I came across my old school reports when I was cleaning my home.
Hold on – used to tell somebody to wait or stop. Ex – Hold on! This isn’t the right path.
Q. 8:- Everything hinges _____ what happens next.
Mr Shah’s prospects for success hinge on his performance.
Correct Answer: upon
Explanation :- be contingent on, depend upon. Ex- Mr Shah’s prospects for success hinge on his performance.
Q. 9:- Her father died because they did not immediately _____ a doctor.
1) call for
2) call up
3) call at
4) call in
Correct Answer: call up
Explanation :- call for – publicly ask for or demand. call up ( someone) – to telephone someone. Ex – Call up Mr. Shyam and make a reservation for 9 o’clock.
call at / in – to visit a person or place. call in – to withdraw from circulation or from an advanced position. Ex – call in bank notes and issue new ones.
Q.10 :- Although his brother is blind, he is very fast _____ calculations.
He was very fast at running from his school life.
Correct Answer: at
Explanation :- “ to be fast at something “ – to do something very quickly.
Ex- He was very fast at running from his school life.