SSC CGL (2022) Tier-II Unseen Passage [Date: 3 March 2023]

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SSC CGL (2022) Tier-II Unseen Passage [Date: 3 March 2023]

SSC CGL Tier-II Unseen Passage – 1

Read the following passage and answer the questions given after it.

Amidst a maze of rocks tucked in the Aravalli mountain ranges of Haryana, a team of archaeologists discovered cave paintings they believe belong to the Upper Palaeolithic age. The cave paintings have been discovered just outside the national capital and a stone’s throw away from a holy grove called Mangar Bani- the region’s only surviving patch of primary forest.

While the residents of the villages have been familiar with the paintings for ages, the Haryana government’s museum and archaeology department took note of them just recently. A fact-finding team was sent to the area in the last week of June. The team came across cave paintings comprising images of human figurines, animals, foliage, and geometric drawings. While some have paled over time, others are still very visible. They also discovered rock art and open-air ceremonial sites.

Banani Bhattacharyya, deputy director of the department of archaeology and museums informed, “So far, cave paintings in Delhi-NCR have only been found here. The paintings are yet to be dated but at least some of them belong to the Upper Palaeolithic period in all likelihood. We are viewing the paintings in continuation with the Soanian culture which has been found in Shivalik hills, Narmada and Aravallis.”

Most of the cave paintings found were in ochre colour, but some were in white. As per experts, cave paintings in white are usually from a later stage (early contemporary era), while Stone Age paintings are more often than not in ochre. “Stone age paintings generally use red and ochre colours. Stones of these colour used to be available locally and inhabitants crushed the stones for preparing the colour for paintings,” added Bhattacharyya.

The Upper Paleolithic Age began around 40,000 years ago and lasted till around 10,000 years ago. While yet to be established through archaeological dating, Bhattacharyya says the Mangar cave art is 20,000-40,000 years old. Bhattacharyya claimed that the discovery is extremely significant. “Starting from the Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic then Upper Palaeolithic, we see the evolution here. We have found significant remains from Lower Palaeolithic till Middle and Upper Palaeolithic period too,” she explained. “Though tools from the Palaeolithic Age have been identified earlier in parts of the Aravallis, it is for the first time that cave paintings and rock art of a large magnitude have been found in Haryana,” she added.

Question 1: The cave paintings found in Aravalli hills are significant mainly because 

  1. they are the only prehistoric cave paintings found in Aravalli Hills.
  2. they are found in such a large magnitude for the first time. 
  3. they have been discovered just outside the national capital, Delhi
  4. they depict the evolution from Lower to Upper Paleolithic period.

Question 2: Most of the cave paintings found in Mangar forest area in Haryana are in which colour?

  1. black 
  2. white 
  3. red 
  4. ochre

Question 3: Which of the following statement is NOT correct according to the passage? 

  1. The cave men crushed the locally available stones for preparing the colour for paintings. 
  2. The paintings comprise images of human figurines, animals, foliage, and geometric drawings.
  3. The Mangar cave art is 20,000-40,000 years old. 
  4. The paintings in red belong to early contemporary era

Question 4: The archaeological findings in the Mangar Forest consist of all the following except

  1. tools 
  2. ceremonial sites
  3. cave paintings
  4. rock art

Answers to This Comprehension

A 1: D
A 2: D
A 3: D
A 4: A

SSC CGL Tier-II Unseen Passage – 2

Read the following passage and answer the questions given after it.

Total area sown under Rabi crops has increased by 3.25% from 697.98 lakh hectares in 2021-22 to 720.68 lakh hectares in 2022-23. This is 22.71 lakh hectares more this year compared to corresponding period of 2021-22. Comparing with normal sown area(average of the last five years), the increase is to the tune of 13.71% from 633.80 to 720.68 lakh hectares. The increase in area is across all crops, – highest being in rice. Out of 22.71 lakh hectares increase in all Rabi crops, increase in rice area is 11.20 lakh hectares from 35.05 lakh hectares in 2021-22 to 46.25 lakh hectares in 2022-23. However, this is lower than normal sown area of 47.71 lakh hectares. Maximum increase in area under rice is in states of Telangana and West Bengal.

Area under oilseeds increased by 7.31% from 102.36 lakh hectares during 2021-22 to 109.84 lakh hectares this year. The increase in area under oilseeds at the rate of 7.31% is more than double the rate of increase of 3.25% in all crops together. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh accounted for major expansion in area of oilseeds.

Rapeseed & Mustard contributed maximum in increasing oilseeds area during this Rabi season. Mustard area increased by 6.77 lakh hectares from 91.25 lakh hectares in 2021-22 to 98.02 lakh hectares in 2022-23. Thus, out of 7.49 lakh hectares increase in area under oilseeds, rapeseed & mustard alone accounted for 6.44 lakh hectares.

Pulse production is being focused to make country self-sufficient in these commodities. Area under pulses increased by 0.56 lakh hectares from 167.31 to 167.86 lakh hectares. Mung bean and lentil accounted for increase in area under pulses.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets and India is at the forefront in celebrating the event in a big way. In order to create awareness about the benefits of millets as superfood and to meet its growing demand around the world, the Government is promoting millet production through the NFSM-Nutri Cereals component of National Food Security Mission programme in 212 districts of 14 states. Coarse cum Nutri-cereals saw an increase of 2.08 lakh hectares in area under cultivation from 51.42 lakh hectares in 2021-22 to 53.49 lakh hectares in 2022-23.

Question 1: Match the following crops with the area.

Crop area in 2022-23

a. millets 1. 98.02 lakh hectares
b. pulses 2. 53.49 lakh hectares
c. mustard 3. 167.86 lakh hectares

  1. a – 1, b – 3, c – 2
  2. a – 3, b – 1, c – 2
  3. a – 2, b – 1, c – 3
  4. a – 2, b – 3, c – 1

Question 2: On which of the following crops, is the Indian Government specially focussing this year? 

  1. rice 
  2. oilseeds 
  3. pulses 
  4. millets

Question 3: The main theme of the passage is

  1. increase in the area of Rabi crops in 2022-23 
  2. area under rabi crop in last five years 
  3. increase in the production of pulses 
  4. increase in the area of oilseeds like mustard

Question 4: Which state recorded the maximum increase in sown area of the rice crop?

  1. Chhattisgarh 
  2. Telangana 
  3. Rajasthan 
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Answers to This Comprehension

A 1: D
A 2: D
A 3: A
A 4: B

SSC CGL Tier-II Unseen Passage – 3

Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

My grandmother, like everybody’s grandmother, was an old woman. She had been old and wrinkled for the twenty years that I had known her. People said that she once had been young and pretty and had even had a husband, but that was hard to believe. My grandfather’s portrait hung above the mantelpiece in the drawing room. He wore a big turban and loose fitting clothes. His long, white beard covered the best part of his chest and he looked at least a hundred years old. He did not look the sort of person who would have a wife or children. He looked as if he could only have lots and lots of grandchildren. As my grandmother being young and pretty, the thought was almost revolting. She often told us of the games she used to play as a child. That seemed quite absurd and undignified on her part and we treated it like the fables of the Prophets she used to tell us.

Question 1: Select the most appropriate fact from the given options.  

  1. The author and grandma lived for twenty years. 
  2. Grandma was twenty years old. 
  3. People claimed that the author’s grandmother had once been young, attractive, and even married.
  4. The author was twenty years old when he wrote the story.

Question 2: Select an appropriate title for the given passage.

  1. The Grandchildren
  2. My Grandfather
  3. Grandmothers 
  4. My Grandmother

Question 3: Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Revolting 

  1. Attractive 
  2. Unpleasant 
  3. Rebel 
  4. Peace

Question 4: Select the most appropriate inference drawn from the passage.

  1. The author looked upon his grandmother as an old woman like every grandmother. 
  2. People said that the grandmother was pretty.
  3. Grandmother had a husband.
  4. Grandmother loved to talk of her childhood.

Answers

A 1: C
A 2: D
A 3: A
A 4: A

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