SSC CHSL Topic Wise Study Material – Practice Set 3
• In this question paper, there are 100 questions. Students are required to attempt all questions.
• Students will be awarded with 2 marks for each correct answer.
• There will be negative marking of 0.5 mark for each wrong answer.
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-3) Select the related words/ letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
1. JLNP : OMKI :: SUWY : ?
2. 182 : ? :: 210 : 380
3. 42 : 56 :: 110 : ?
4. As Writer is related to Reader,similarly Producer is related to
Directions (Q.Nos. 5-8) Select the one which is different from the other three responses.
(a) Fish : Shoal
(b) Cow: Herd
(c) Sheep: Flock
(d) Man: Mob
(a) 15 : 63
(b) 22 : 91
(c) 23 :95
(d) 31 : 97
9. In the following question, find out the number series in which number of letters skipped in between adjacent letters in the series is odd.
10. Which one of the following sets of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
Directions (Q.Nos. 11-12) Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
11. 24, 60, 120, 210, ?
12. AZY, BYX, CXW, DWV, ?
13. Pointing to a lady a man says that she is the only daughter of my son’s maternal grandmother how is lady related to man?
14. A class of boys stands in a single line. One boy is 19th in order from both the ends. How many boys are there in the class?
15. Select the word which cannot be formed from AUTONOMOUS.
16. If in a certain language, TEACHER is written as LMKJNMP. How will HEART be written?
17. If ENGLAND is written as 1234526 and FRANCE is written as 785291. How will GREECE be written?
18. Insert the correct mathematical signs in the following equation
13 3 2 1 = 15
(a) x ÷ +
(b) ÷ – x
(c) + – +
(d) ÷ x –
19. Select the missing number from the given responses.
20. Kunal walks 10 km towards North. From there, he walks 6 km towards South. Then, he walks 3 km towards East. How far and in which direction is he with reference to his starting point?
(a) 5 km West
(b) 5 km North-East
(c) 7 km East
(d) 7 km West
Direction (Q.No. 21) Two statements are given followed by two Conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.
21. Statements All those political prisoners were released on bail who had gone to jail for reasons other than political dharnas. Bail was not granted to persons involved in murders.
I. No political prisoner had committed murder.
II. Some politicians were not arrested.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Both I and II follow
(d) Neither I nor II follows
22. How many number of triangles in the following figure?
23. Select the answer figure in which question figure is hidden/embedded.
24. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figure. From the given answer figure, indicate how it will appear when opened.
25. Study the following matrix and then answer the question given below.
What will be the code of ‘CUN’?
(a) 1, 7, 9
(b) 2, 3, 5
(c) 7, 3, 6
(d) 5, 3, 6
Part II General Awareness
26. Yen is the currency of
(c) North Korea
(d) South Korea
27. The Bank rate is the rate of interest at which the Reserve Bank of India provides loans to the
(a) scheduled commercial Banks
(b) public sector
(c) corporate sector
(d) foreign institutional investors
28. From which one of the following places, remains of wells have been found in houses belonging to the developed stage of the Indus valley civilization?
29. Which of the following is not one of the Fundamental Rights?
(a) Right to freedom of religion
(b) Right to freedom of thought and expression
(c) Right to equality
(d) Right to equal pay for equal work for man as well as woman
30. Panchayati Raj System in India is laid down under
(a) Fundamental Rights
(b) Fundamental Duties
(c) Directive Principles of State Policy
(d) Election Commission Act
31. The power of the President to issue ordinance is relic of
(a) Government of India Act of 1909
(b) Government of India Act of 1991
(c) Government of India Act of 1935
(d) Indian Independence Act, 1947
32. In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha Kingdom was at
33 was one of the famous philosophers and scholars of the Pala period.
(a) Atish Dipankar
34. ‘Ramayan’ the Tamil version of the great epic Ramayana was made by
(c) Ilango adigal
(d) All of the above
35. Which of the following is true about sedimentary Rock?
(a) They are rocks whose structure is contingent on heat and pressure
(b) The rocks are Crystalline
(c) The rocks have been deposited in layers
(d) The rocks cannot be formed under water
36.Which of the following pair is not correctly matched?
(a) Himalayas —tertiary fold mountain
(b) Deccan Trap—volcanic cone eruption
(c) Western Ghat —Palaeozoic fold mountains
(d) Aravalli-pre-combrian rlict mountain
37. Water falls and rapids are commonly found in
(a) upper course of a river
(b) middle course of river
(c) lower course of a river
(d) area near the mouth of a river
38. It is possible to produce seedless tomato fruits by
(a) applying trace elements in tomato fruits
(b) spraying mineral solution on plants
(c) spraying harmones on flowers
(d) Applying fertilizers containing
39. Which one of the following is a fungus?
40. The temperature of a Gas is measured with a
(a) platinum resistance thermometer
(c) gas thermometer
(d) vapour pressure thermometer
41. The wavelength of visible light are between
(a) 3000 pm to 0.4 pm
(b) 0.4 pm to 0.7 pm
(c) 0.7 pm to 1000 pm
(d) 0.1 cm to 30 cm
42. Output deyices make it possible to
(a) view and print a data
(b) scan a data
(c) input a data
(d) sending a data
43. Non-ideal gases approach ideal behaviour
(a) high temperature and high pressure
(b) high temperature and low pressure
(c) low temperature and high pressure
(d) low temperature and low pressure
44. The sequence of energy flow through a food chain is
(a) primary consumers— producers—higher order consumers
(b) producers —higher order consumers—primary consumers
(c) higher order consumers— primary consumers—producers
(d) producers—primary : consumers—higher order consumers
45. In the past decade, which of the following has not been a major cause of the increase in the world’s population?
(a) Longer life span
(b) Lower infant mortality
(c) Increase in birth rate
(d) Improved sanitation
46. Rangaswami cup is associated with
47. When is World Teacher Day observed?
(a) October 5
(b) December 30
(c) October 27
(d) October 10
48. Which of the following forms the largest delta?
49. The author of the book ‘India wins freedom’ is
(a) Kuldeep Nawar
(b) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azacf
(c) Jawahar Lai Nehru
(d) Indira Gandhi
50. The latest addition to the list of UNESCO’S world heritage sites in India is
(a) Qutab Minar
(c) Khujuraho Temple
(d) Red Fort
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. Find the largest common divisor of 102 and 1170.
52. The ratio of the radius and height of a cone is 5 : 12. Its volume is 314 2/7 cm. Its slant height is
(a) 13 cm
(c) 17 cm
(d) 26 cm
53. The length of canvas 12 m wide required to builed a conical tent of height 14 m and the floor area 346.5 m2, is
(a) 665 m
(b) 770 m
(c) 490 m
(d) 860 m
54. The sum of the radius of base and the height of a cylinder is 37 m. If the total surface Area of the cylinder is 1628 m2, then its volume is
(a) 5240 m3
(b) 4620 m3
(c) 3180 m3
(d) None of these
55. A pipe of 2 inch diameter fills the water tank in 1 h. If the diameter of the pipe is 4 inch, in what time will the pipe fill the same tank?
(a) 30 min
(b) 45 min
(c) 15 min
(d) 10 min
56. 0.88 cm3 of iron is melted and moulded in the form of iron rods, each of diameter 2 cm and length 7 m. How many rods are formed?
58. The discount series 10%, 20%, 40% is equivalent to a single discount of
59. On selling an article at Rs 1060, the gain is 20% more than the loss incurred on selling it at Rs 950.In order to gain 20%, the selling price will be
(a) Rs 980
(b) Rs 1080
(c) Rs 1800
(d) None of these
60. If a : (b + c) = 1:3 and c : (a+ b) = 5:7, then b:(a + c) is equal to
(d) 2 : 1
61. Average age of A, B and C is 36 yr. If average age of B and C is 30 yr and age of B is 22 yr, then what is the sum of the ages of A and C?
(a) 68 yr
(b) 86 yr
(c) 58 yr
(d) 61 yr
62. The price of an article has been reduced by 25%. In order to restore it to the original price, the new price must be increased by
(a) 33 1/3%
(b) 11 1/9%
(c) 9 1/11%
(d) 66 2/3%
64. The speed of a motor boat is that of the current of water as 36 : 5. The boat goes along with the current in 5 h 10 min. It will come back in
(a) 5 h 50 min
(b) 6 h
(c) 6 h 50 min
(d) 12 h 10 min
65. The difference between compound interest and simple interest at the same rate on Rs 5000 for 2 yr is Rs 72. The rate of interest per annum is
66. If a + b + c -11 and ab +bc + cd = 20, then (a3 + b3 + c3 -3abc) is equal to
69.If ax=by=cz and b2=ac then y is equal to
70. In an equilateral ΔABC of side 10 cm, the side BC is trisected at D. Then, the length (in cm) of AD is
71. If O is the centre of the circle, then x is
Directions (Q.Nos. 72-73) Observe the pie chart and answer the question based on this graph.
72. The angle for the sector on paper cost is
(a) 22 1/2°
73. If the printing cost is Rs 17500, the royalty cost is
(a) Rs 8750
(b) Rs 7500
(c) Rs 3150
(d) Rs 6300
(a) cos A-tan A
(b) cos A-cot A
(c) sec A – cot A
(d) sec A – tan A
(d)none of these
Part IV English Language
Directions (Q.Nos. 76-78) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (d) i.e., ‘No error’ (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)
76. Handsome is usually used (a)/ of men but beautiful is not (b)/ usually used to talk about’ man’s appearance, (c)/ No error (d)
77. Payal kept her drum (a)/ besides her (b)/ always and she played wisely, (c)/ No error (d)
78. Either you (a)/ or your friend (b) / has stolen my wrist watch, (c)/ No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 79-80) Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
79. Being himself a lawyer by___and jurist by temperament Ambedkar emphasized the role of law in society.
80. We have to plant more trees___we can save our environment from the evils of pollution. .
(a) so as
(b) since as
(c) such that
(d) so that
Directions (Q.No. 81) In each question below, four words (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given. Find out the word, the spelling of which is wrong. The number of that word is the answer.
Directions (Q. Nos. 82-83) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 84-86) In these questions, the first and the last sentences of the paragraph are numbered as S1 and S6. The rest of the paragraph is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out, which of the four combinations is correct.
84.S1 Martha taught English Literature.
P. She would involve them in roleplays.
Q. Her students were young learners.
R. This way the students found it easier to identify with the characters.
S. They fell into the age group of 14-16 years.
S6. They looked forward to attending her classes.
The proper sequence should be
85.S1 Mary and Jo were amateur
P. He called them for auditions the following week.
Q. So they approached a leading music company.
R. They wanted to try their luck at playback singing.
S.But the manager said that they would have to qualify an audition test.
S6. Fortunately they qualified the test.
The proper sequence should be
86. S1. Rubik’s Cube was most popular puzzle in 1980s.
P. His name was Emo Rubik.
Q. In 1977 he produced the plastic version.
R. It was invented by an architect.
S. The first cube was made of wood.
S6. It won a prize at the Budapest International Fair.
The proper sequence should be
Directions (Q. Nos. 87-88) in these questions, four alternatives are suggested for the idiom/phrase given in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
87. He died in harness.
(a) ceased to live
(b) died of a disease
(c) died for his country
(d) died while working
88. All his schemes ended in smoke.
(a) came to nothing
(b) got on fire
(c) burnt up
(d) attracted everybody
Directions (Q.Nos. 89-93) In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then, fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
The solar system has been a complicated wonder for the astronomers. This is a (89) to which we may never have the exact answer. Man has wondered (90) the age of the Earth since ancient times. There were all kinds of (91) that seemed to have the answer But man could not begin to think about the question scientifically until about 400 years (92) When it was proved that the Earth revolved round the Sun and the Earth was a (93) of our Solar System, then scientists knew where to begin.
Directions (Q. Nos. 94-98) Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The common people have a way of laughing at their own misfortunes. They can also laugh at their oppressors. Satire became a habit with them while they groaned under the oppression of kings, priests and plutocrats.In contemporary India, the politician and the bureaucrat are the ones they take their revenge upon. There is much humour in Indian proverbs. Even the Gods. are not spared. There is a special form of worship called minda stuti, praise by dispraise. Real humour in India, as elsewhere, is contained within the different languages and it is difficult for Indians of one region to understand the humour of another. India is also by tradition a class-ridden and hierarchical society. Excessive reverence is shown to elders and to those in authority/though this may be changing. Sons and daughters don’t usually joke with their p^pents and vice versa; a boss can’t afford to be seen in a mood of levity with his employees; the landlord wouldn’t dream of sharing a joke with his peasant labourers. The path to wit and humour is strewn with pitfalls. With Indian intellectuals, solemnity is a motto. Many of them wouldn’t be seen dead with a joke. And the higher they go in the cerebral scale, the drier they become.
94. Who becomes drier in the matter of wit?
(a) The greater intellectual
(b) The lesser intellectual
(c) The commoner
(d) An employee
95. Who laughs at their own misfortunes?
96. ‘Cerebral scale’ means
(a) a device to measure height
(b) a device to measure intelligence
(c) intellectual ability
(d) head massager
97. Whom do the commoners laugh at?
98. Who does not oppress the commoner?
Directions (Q.Nos. 99 and 100) Choose the correct option to improve the bold part.
99. The workers looked run down.
(d) No improvement
100. The relatives comforted the old man whose wife had died.
(a) sympathised with
(d) No improvement
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