SSC CHSL Topic Wise Study Material – Practice Set 2
• 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. 1-5) In each of the following questions, select the related letters/words/numbers from the given alternatives.
1. Writer : Pen :: ?
(a) Needle: Tailor
(b) Artist: Brush
(c) Painter: Canvas
(d) Teacher: Class
2. Numerical: Mathematics English
3. NUMERAL : UEALRMN :: ALGEBRA.:?
4. PNLJ : IGEC :: VTRP : ?
5. 17 : 60 :: 20 : ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 6-9) Select the one which is different from the other three responses.
(b) 64 – 81
(c) 36 – 49
10. Arrange the following words according to English Dictionary.
1. Epitaxy 2. Episode
3. Epigene 4. Epitome
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
(b) 3, 2, 5, 4,1
(c) 3, 5, 2, 1, 4
(d) 5, 4, 2, 1, 3
11. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the .following words in ascending order?
1. Plastering 2. Painting
3. Foundation 4. Walls
(a) 3, 4,1, 2
(b) 1, 2, 3,4
(c)4, 3, 2,1
(d) 3, 4, 2,1
12. Which one set of letters, when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
mnonopqopqrs _ _ _ _ _
Directions (Q.Nos. 13 and 14) Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
13. A, CD, GHI, ?, UVWXY
14. 15, 19, 83, 119, 631,?
15. In a row of boys, if A who is tenth from the left and B who is ninth from the right interchange their positions. Now, A becomes fifteenth from the left. How many boys are there in the row?
16. A group of alphabets are given with each being assigned a number. These have to be unscrambled into a meaningful word and correct order of letters may be indicated from the given responses.
N R O C T A
1 2 3 4 5 6
(a) 1, 6, 2, 4, 3, 5
(b) 2, 3, 5, 4, 6,1
(c) 4, 6, 2, 5, 3, 1
(d) 6, 5, 2, 3, 1, 4
17. If DICTIONARY is written as 1234256789, then ORDINARY is written as
18. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis, find out the correct answer from amongst the four alternatives for the unsolved equation.
72×96 = 6927, 58×87= 7885, 79×86=?
19. Which of the following -interchanges of signs and numbers would make the
given equation correct 3 + 5 – 2 = 4
(a) + and -, 2 and 3
(b) + and -, 2 and 5
(c) + and -, 3 and 5
(d) All of the above
20. Shivam is facing towards West and turns through 45° clockwise, again 180° clockwise and then, turns through 270° anti-clockwise. In which direction is he facing now?
21. All surfaces of a cube are coloured. If a number of smaller cubes are taken out from it, each side 1/4 the size of the original cube’s side, indicate the number of cubes with only one side painted.
22. Which answer figure will complete the pattern of given question figure?
23. Which of the following diagram best depicts the relationship among English, Latin and Greek?
24. In the following question, a word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in the two given matrices.
The column and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and those of Matrix II from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and then the column number. Similarly, you have to identify the correct set for the word given in each question.
Identify the set for the word ‘STOP’
(a) 10, 56, 44, 97
(b) 41, 68, 01, 77
(c) 22, 75, 32, 86
(d) 33, 99, 42, 59
25. A statement is given followed by two Conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.
Statement Morning walks are good for health.
I. All healthy people go for morning walks.
II. Evening walks are harmful.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Either I or II follows
(d) Neither I nor II follows
Part II General Awareness
26. Economic liberalisation in India started with
(a) substantial changes in Industrial licensing policy
(b) the convertibility of Indian Rupee
(c) doing away with procedural formalities for foreign direct investment
(d) significant reduction in tax rates
27. Mixed Economy means
(a) where agriculture and industry are given equal importance
(b) where public sector exists along with the private sector in national economy
(c) where globalization is transferred with heavy dose of swadeshi in National Economy
(d) where the centre and the states are equal partners in economic planning and development
28. The Constitution of India was adopted on
(a) 26th January, 1950
(b) 26th January, 1949
(c) 26th November, 1949
(d) 15th August, 1947
29. Which of the following was the biggest source for the Constitution of India?
(a) The Government of India Act, 1919
(b) The Government of India Act, 1935
(c) The Indian Independence Act, 1947
(d) None of the above
30. How many states and union territories are there in India?
(a) 25 states and 7 union territories
(b) 29 states and 7 union territories (including national capital territory II)
(c) 24 states and 6 union territory
(d) None of the Above
31. All the following statements regarding the Indus Valley civilization are correct except
(a) The Indus Valley Civilization was an advanced urban civilization
(b) Iron was not known to the people
(c) It is difficult to say which race the people belonged
(d) The people know nothing about agriculture
32. The Government of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers as-‘National river’?
33. The principle that disguises Jainism from Buddhism is the
(a) practice of the eight-fold path
(b) rejection of the infallibility of the Vedas
(c) attribution of a soul to all beings and things
(d) belief in rebirth
34. Which one of the following fairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Kautilya — Arthashastra
(b) Hala — Gathasaptasati
(c) Banbhatta — Buddhacharita
(d) Kalidasa — Abhijnanasakuntalam
35. Consider the following statements
1. The Earth receives the Sun’s energy at the infrared end of the spectrum.
2. The Earth re-radiates the Sun’s heat as ultraviolet energy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
36. Tectonic activity
(a) breaks and bends the crustal rocks
(b) forms and bends the crystal rocks
(c) reshapes by bending the crustal
(d) None of the above
37. Who is known as father of Biology?
(d) Lamark and Treviranus
38. Study of fruit is called
39. Genetic Material of a virus is
(c) Either DNA or RNA
(d) Both DNA and RNA
40. Pick out the only Vector quantity
(d) coefficient of friction potential
41. The energy that can harness heat stored below the Earth’s surface is known as
(a) thermal energy
(b) nuclear energy
(c) tidal energy
(d) geo-thermal energy
42. The computer’s processor consists of the following parts
(a) CPU and Main Memory
(b) Hard Disk and Floppy Drive
(c) Main Memory and Storage
(d) Operating System and
43. Soft copy is an intangible output, so then what is a hard copy?
(a) The physical parts of the computer
(b) The printed parts of the computer
(c) The printed output
(d) The physical output device
44. Which of the following is considered a hot-spot of biodiversity in India?
(a) Aravali hills
(b) Western Ghats
(c) Indo-gangetic plain
(d) Eastern Ghats
45. First National park developed in India is
(c) Jim Corbett
(d) None of the above
46. Which of the following is correctly matched?
(a) Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah : Cooperative Movement
(b) Dr. Pramod Kumar Sethi : Jaipur Foot
(c) Dr. Kurien : Space Science
(d) Dr. Abdul Kalam : Development-Economics
47.The First-Earth Sumti was held at
(a) Buenos Aires
(d) None of the above
48. Consider the following statements
3. South Africa
According to UNCTAD, which of the above is/are categorized as ‘Emerging Economics’?
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1,2 and 3
49. Who is the author of the book ‘Naked Triangle’?
(a) RK Narayan
(b) Khushwant Singh
(c) Balwant Gargi
(d) Amrita Pritam
50. With which game does Davis cup is associated?
(b) Table Tennis
(c) Lawn Tennis
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. The sum of both digits of a two digit number is 7. If the digits of the number are interchanged, the number so formed is greater than the original number by 27. Find the original number.
52. Which is the greatest out of the following numbers?
(a) (2 + 2 + 2)2
53. What is the least number which is a multiple of 17 and when divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 leaves 1 as remainder in each case?
54. A train travelling at 100 km/h overtakes a motorbike travelling at 64 km/h in 40 s. What is the length of the train in metres?
(a) 1777 m
(b) 1822 m
(c) 400 m
(d) 1400 m
55. Four horses are tethered at 4 comers of a square field of side 70 m so that they just cannot reach one another. The area left ungrazed by the horses is
(a) 1050 sq m
(b) 3850 sq m
(c) 950 sq m
(d) 1075 sq m
56. Two isosceles triangles have equal vertical angles and their corres ponding sides are in the ratio 3:5. What is the ratio of their areas?
(a) 3 : 5
(b) 9 : 25
(c) 6 : 10
(d) 5 : 9
57. A vertical pole is 75 m high. Find the angle subtended by the pole a point 75 m away from its base
58. 9 children can complete a piece of work in 360 days, 18 men can complete the same piece of work in 72 days and 12 women can complete it in 162 days. In how many days, can 4 men, 12 women and 10 children together complete the piece of work?
59. The interest on a certain sum of money is Rs 67.20 and the discount on the same sum of money for the same time and at the same rate is Rs 60. What is the sum?
(a) Rs 560
(b) Rs 500
(c) Rs 460
(d) Rs 400
60. By selling an article for Rs 144 a man loses 1/7 of his outlay. By selling it for Rs 168, his gain or loss per cent is
(a) 20% Loss
(b) 20% gain
(c) 4 1/6% Gain
(d) None of these 6
61. A man’s age was 5 times his son’s age 5 yr ago and he will be three times his son’s age after 2 yr. The ratio of their present ages is
(a) 5 : 2
(b) 5 : 3
(d) 11 : 5
62. The factors of x8 + x4 +1 are
(a) (x4 +1 – x2) (x2 +1 + x) (x2 +1 – x)
(b) (x4 + 1 – x2) (x2 -1 + x) (x2 +1 + x)
(c) (x4 -1 + x2) (x2 -1 + x) (x2 +1 + x)
(d) (x4 -1 + x2) (x2 + 1 – x) (x2 +1 + x)
63. Of the three numbers, second is twice the first and is also thrice the third. If the average of three numbers is 44, the largest number is
64. Lavkush’s salary is 30% more than Sanju’s salary. If Sanju’s salary is Rs 600, then what is Lavkush’s salary?
(a) Rs 780
(b) Rs 670
(c) Rs 860
(d) Rs 920
65. Two vessels A and B contain milk and water in the ratio 7 : 5 and 17:7, respectively. In what ratio mixtures from two vessels should be mixed to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 5:3?
(a) 1 : 2
(b) 2 : 1
(c) 2 : 3
(d) 3 : 2
66. If x2 +1/x2= 7, then the values of x+1/x is
67. If x + 2 and x-1 are the factors of x3 + 10x2 + mx + n, then the values of m and n are respectively
(a) 5 and -3
(b) 17 and -8
(c) 7 and -18
(d) 23 and -19
68.If (x -2), is a factor of x2 + 4x -2k, then the value of k is
69. Out of a total population of 5000 people in a village, men increased by 10% and women by 15%. Now, the total population becomes 5600 in a year. The women population in the village was originally
70. In the given figure, AOB is a straight line, ∠AOC = (3x + 20)° and ∠BOC = (4x -36)°. The value of x is
Directions (Q. Nos. 71-72) Study the following pie chart carefully to answer the questions that follow.
Budget Estimated by a Family for Their Monthly Expenses
71. What is the budget estimated by the family on clothing and grocery together?
(a) Rs 8850
(b) Rs 8690
(c) Rs 8780
(d) Rs 8960
72. The family actually paid Rs 4672 on grocery. What is the difference in the amount budgeted and spent on grocery?
(a) Rs 1738
(b) Rs 1672
(c) Rs 1728
(d) Rs 1038
73. cos 60° + sin 60° /cos 60° – sin 60° is equal to
(a) -(√3 + 2)
(d)(√3 + 2)
74. [sin2 30° cos2 45° + 4 tan2 30° + 1/2 sin2 90°-2 cos2 90° ]
75. it is given that 232 +1 is exactly divisible by a certain number. Which one of the following is also divisible by the same number?
(a) 296 +1
(b) 216 -1
(c) 216 + 1
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 the errors of punctuation, if any)
76. I am grateful to you and all your friends (a) / for they showed sympathy (b) / and kindness towards me, (c) /No error (d)
77. While he was walking along the road (a) / a speeding car (b) / knocked down to him. (c) /No error (d)
78. Though none of his (a) / so-called well-wishers forwarded to help (b) /1 helped him by completing his work on time, (c) /No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 79 and 80) In each sentence below a word is printed in bold. Below each sentence, four words/ group of words are suggested, one of which can replace the bold word, without changing the meaning of the sentence. Find out the appropriate word/ group of words in each case.
79. His inflexible attitude is the root cause of most of his problems.
80. If you familiarize yourself with the culture of that area, you will be able to enjoy life there.
(d) look after
Directions (Q.Nos. 81 and 82) In each question below three words are given numbered as (a), (b) and (c). One of these three words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelt, mark (d) i.e., ‘All correct’ as your answer.
(d) All correct
(d) All correct
Directions (Q. Nos. 83-87) You have a passage with five questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
I used to have my meals at a vegetarian restaurant. Here I met Mr Albert West. We used to meet in this restaurant every evening and go out walking after dinner. Mr West was a partner in a small printing concern. He read my letter in the press about the outbreak of the plague and not finding me in the restaurant, felt uneasy. My co-workers and I had reduced our diet since the outbreak, as I had long made it a rule to go on a light diet during epidemics. In these days, I had therefore given up my evening dinner. Lunch also I would finish before the other guests arrived.
I knew the proprietor of the restaurant very well and I had informed him that, as I was engaged in nursing the plague patients, I wanted to avoid the contact of friends as much as possible. Not finding me in the restaurant for a day or two, Mr West knocked at my door early one morning just as I was getting readv to go out for a walk. As I opened the door Mr West said : ‘I did not find you in the restaurant and was really afraid lest something should have happened to you’.
83. What did the speaker and Mr Albert West do every evening?
(a) Went walking and met at the restaurant for eating
(b) After eating, met at the restaurant to go for walking
(c) Met in the restaurant and went out walking after dinner
(d) Had dinner and walked in the restaurant
84. Why did the speaker not come to the restaurant?
(a) He wanted to contact all his friends
(b) He had decided to diet in order to lose weight
(c) He did not want to meet Mr Albert and was avoiding him
(d) He was taking care of plague patients
85. Mr Albert West was
(a) considering to become a partner of the printing press
(b) a partner in a small printing press
(c) a partner in a large printing press
(d) concerned about printing
86. Why did Mr Albert West knock at the speaker’s house?
(a) To go out walking with the speaker
(b) To make him a partner in the printing press
(c) To avoid contact with friends
(d) Because he was worried that something had happened to the speaker
87. Why was Mr West uneasy?
(a) Because he could not find the speaker in the restaurant
(b) He was concerned about the printing press
(c) He had eaten something in the restaurant
(d) He was avoiding his friends
Directions (Q. Nos. 88 and 89) In these questions four alternatives are suggested for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
88. A hard nut to crack
(a) a foolish search
(b) a difficult problem
(c) an easy question
(d) expensive thing
89. Hand and glove
(a) very difficult
(b) open enemy
(c) very intimate
(d) very rude
Directions (Q. Nos. 90 and 91) In these questions choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
(b) Day dream
Directions (Q. Nos. 92 and 93) In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.
92. The sparrows took no____bread.
(a) notice of
(b) notice about
(c) notice from
(d) notice to
93. He shows great ability___Mathematics.
Directions (Q.Nos. 94 and 95) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q.Nos. 96-100) 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.
Happy is the man who (96) the habit of reading when he is young. He has secured a life-long source of (97) instruction and inspiration. So long as he has his beloved books he need (98) feel lonely. He always has a pleasant occupation of leisure moments. He is the parrersor of wealth more precious than gold. (99) indeed is the man who does not read and empty is his life, reading gives the highest kind of pleasure. When we are (100) it is a healthy recreation to lose oursewes in the company of books.
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