Dear Students, English section of CGL Tier-2 Exam is very challenging. You need to mug up all the grammar rules, vocabulary and practice a lot of mock tests to score maximum marks. Today, in this English quiz we are providing questions based on fill in the blanks, one word substitutions. Attempt this quiz, learn better and be prepared for the CGL Tier-2 2017. We wish you good luck for the CGL Exam.

Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with a blank to be filled from the given options. These types of questions are designed to measure your ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

Q1. More than three years ----- the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power, the  economy occupies centre stage. 
(a) and
(b) to
(c) since 
(d) out 

Q2. It is worth looking at what Dr. Singh achieved --------- the helm of the UPA and the circumstances in which he became Prime Minister. 
(a) from
(b) on
(c) in
(d) at 

Q3. During his first term, crude oil ------- increased by more than 100% till 2008.
(a) carrier
(b) prices 
(c) shipment 
(d) none of these 

Q4. The average growth --------- of the economy under Dr. Singh’s watch was close to 8%. 
(a) rate 
(b) price 
(c) precious 
(d) precise 

Q5. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), UPA-1’s flagship --------, was launched in February 2006 to enhance the livelihood and security of millions of rural landless labourers and marginal farmers initially in 200 districts.
(a) scenario 
(b) scenery
(c) scheme
(d) None of these 

Directions (6-15): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.  

Q6. Study of the origin and history of words 
(a) Etymology 
(b) Epilogue 
(c) Menology  
(d) Dictionary 

Q7. The practice of eating human flesh 
(a) Solipsism 
(b) Narcissism 
(c) Cannibalism 
(d) Mysticism 

Q8. Someone who works only for personal profit 
(a) Materialistic 
(b) Mercenary 
(c) Greedy 
(d) Mercantile 

Q9. A heavy unnatural slumber 
(a) Nap 
(b) Stupor 
(c) Insolvent 
(d) Common sense 

Q10. A deep dislike of foreigners  
(a) Acrophobia 
(b) Xenophobia 
(c) Claustrophobia 
(d) Hydrophobia 

Q11. That cannot be overcome 
(a) Irrevocable 
(b) Reparable 
(c) Insolvable 
(d) Insurmountable 

Q12. To walk slowly, wasting time  
(a) Stumble 
(b) Strike 
(c) Dawdle 
(d) Ply 

Q13. One who is appointed to deal with complaints made by common people against banks companies, etc.  
(a) Jurist 
(b) Arbiter 
(c) Ombudsman 
(d) Magistrate 

Q14. The profession of writing dictionaries 
(a) Typography 
(b) Biography 
(c) Cartography 
(d) Lexicography 

Q15. A small, flowing waterfall. 
(a) Cascade 
(b) Ascend 
(c) Break flow 
(d) Tickle