Directions (1183-1187) : A passage is given with 5 Kolkata. He then obtained Tripos of Cambridge University
questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose and joined the Presidency College, Kolkata, as Professor of
the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. Physics. He was a pioneer in the discovery of the wireless
(SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) and radio and the Microwave. He made remarkable
Exam. 30.08.2016 (IIIrd sitting) contribution to the science of Botany by proving with the
There is a time in every man’s education when he help of an instrument of his own invention that not only do
arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation trees and plants have life, but feel pleasure and pain as we
is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, do. He was perhaps the first scientist to suggest the
as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, possibility of gathering and utilising energy from solar rays.
no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through Last but not least was the Bose Institute which he founded
his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to in 1917. It has now become a world famous Research
him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, Laboratory doing yeoman’s service to various branches of
and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor science.
does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, 1188. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, one of the greatest
one character, one fact, makes much impression on him, of modern scientists, graduated from which college?
and another none. This sculpture in the memory is not (1) St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
without preestablished harmony. The eye was placed where (2) Cambridge University
one ray should fall, that it might testify of that particular (3) Presidency College, Kolkata
ray. We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of
(4) Bose Institute
that divine idea which each of us represents. It may be
safely trusted as proportionate and of good issues, so it be 1189. What is meant by yeoman service?
faithfully imparted, but God will not have his work made (1) Minimal (2) Invaluable
manifest by cowards. A man is relieved and gay when he (3) Discreet (4) Sporadic
has put his heart into his work and has done his best; but 1190. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose was a pioneer in
what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace. the discovery of the wireless, radio and the ________.
It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt (1) Toaster (2) Oven
his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention,
(3) Microwave (4) Radio
1191. Jagad ish Chandra Bose made remarkabl e
1183. Which of the following does the author appear to
highlight in this essay? contribution to the science of Botany by proving with
the help of an instrument of his own invention that
(1) Being contented with the status quo
trees and plants have not only life, but ____.
(2) Knowing oneself better
(1) feel joyous and excited as we do.
(3) Working hard and sincerely
(2) feel happy and sad as we do.
(4) Waiting for better opportunities
1184. When is a man relieved and gay? (3) feel excitement and pain as we do.
(1) When he has untapped potential (4) feel pleasure and pain as we do.
(2) When he has put his heart into his work and has 1192. What is meant by a Tripos from Camb ridge
done his best University?
(3) When destiny smiles at him (1) A scholarship (2) A trophy
(4) When he achieves his goal (3) A degree (4) A medallion
1185. According to the author, God is not looking for _____ Directions (1193-1197) : A passage is given with 5
to manifest his works. questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose
(1) Cowards (2) Stubborn people the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
(3) Weaklings (4) All of these (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)
1186. What is that which only the person himself knows Exam. 01.09.2016 (IIIrd sitting)
and must act in order to discover it? Some languages are used by a few people. Others,
(1) His untapped potential such as Mandarin Chinese and English, are spoken by
(2) His destiny that lies in the future millions. Many people speak two or more languages. They
may use one language at home with family and friends, and
(3) The power which resides in him
another at work or school. Regional variations of language
(4) The joy of achieving success
are known as dialects. The Anglo Saxons, who conquered
1187. What does the word ‘Manifest’ mean?
Britain at the end of the Roman Empire, spoke a Germanic
(1) Display (2) Hide language, which later became English. Other Germanic
(3) Shout (4) Try languages include Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish.
Directions (1188-1192) : A passage is given with 5 English also contains French-derived words after it was
questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose ruled by French-speaking kings following the Norman
the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. Conquest.
(SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)
1193. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by ________ people.
Exam. 31.08.2016 (IIIrd sitting)
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, one of the greatest (1) little (2) few
of modern scientists, graduated from St. Xavier’s College, (3) many (4) big