SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 1
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 1
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-3) In these questions, select the related letters/word/number from the given alternatives.
1. DRIVEN : NEVIRD :: BEGUM : ?
2. Smell: Flower :: Taste : ?
3. 12 : 30 :: 18 : ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 4-6) In these questions, find the odd letters/words/number pair from the given alternatives.
(b) 29 – 45
(d) 71 – 87
7. Which one of the given responses would be meaningful order of the following in ascending order?
1. Sending 2. Encoding 3. Receiving 4. Decoding
(a) 2, 4, 3,1
(c) 1,2, 3,4
8. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? bc_bca_cab_ab_a_ca
Directions (Q.Nos. 9 and 10) In the following questions a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
9. DKY.FJW, HIU, JHS, ?
10. 7,8, 11, 16, 23,?
11. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the given equation. 24*34*2*5*12
(b) = ÷+-
(c) = ÷- +
Directions (Q. Nos. 12 and 13) Select the missing number from the given responses.
14. Pointing to a lady Simon said, “She is the daughter of the only sister of my father”. How is lady related to Simon?
(d) Cousin sister
15. From the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. INTERVENTION
16. Two statements are given followed by two Conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements 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.
Some chairs are made up of wood.
Some tables are made up of wood.
I. All wooden things are either chairs or tables
II. Some chairs are tables.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Both Conclusions I and II follow
(d) None of the Conclusion follows
17. After starting from a point, A walks 3 km towards East, than turning to his left he moves 3 km. After this he again turns left and moves 3 km. In which direction is A from his starting point?
18. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among classes given below
Mammal, Dog and Bat
19. How many M’s occur in the following series such that it is preceded by W and followed by V?
X U V M R S T M W N V M W O P M W U V M W A C W M V H P N VW M W T U N
20. If B = 2, BAG = 10, then BOX = ?
21. In a certain code CALANDER is written as CLANAEDR. How is CIRCULAR written in that code?
22. Barun is taller than Sanjay. Bipul is taller than Barun. Krishna is not as tall as Bipul, but is taller than Barun. Who is the tallest?
23. Nikhil is 8 yr younger them his brother Rohan. How old will Rohan be when he is twice as old as Nikhil?
24. In a gathering seven members are sitting in a row. C is sitting left to B but on the right to D. A is sitting right to B. F is sitting right to E but left to D. H is sitting left to E. Find the person sitting in the middle.
25. From the given answer figures select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26 and 27) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 28 and 29) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 30 and 31) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
30. A general pardon of offenders.
31. One who practices one of the fine arts,
Directions (Q. Nos. 32 and 33) In the following questions a sentence has been given in direct/indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested select the one which best expresses the same sentence in indirect/direct speech
32. “Do you want some more sweets?” Asked my friend .
(a) My friend asked me if I want some more sweets
(b) My friend said to me if I wanted some more sweets
(c) My friend asked me whether I wanted some more sweets
(d) My friend asked me that I wanted some more sweets
33. “I have seen the film before,” Suneetha says.
(a) Suneetha said that she had seen the film before
(b) Suneetha says that she has seen the film before
(c) Suneetha said that the film was seen by her before
(d) Suneetha said that she saw the film earlier
Directions (Q. Nos. 34 and 35) 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.
34. I want___me the truth.
(a) to tell
(b) you at once tell
(c) that you tell
(d) you to tell
35. Does he resemble ___?
(a) to his father
(b) as his father
(c) his father
(d) of his father
Directions (Q. Nos. 36 and 37) In the following questions, find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (d).
36. The streets (a)/are so wet (b)/it should have rained last night. (c)/No error (d)
37. Our vacation is (a)/between 12th May (b)/to 12th June,(c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 38-42) 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
As well as I could made out, she had come for good and had no intention of ever going again. She began (38) help my mother (39) morning and was (40) and out of (41) store closet all (42) putting things to right and making havoc in the old arrangement.
Directions (Q. Nos. 43-45) In these questions, four alternatives are suggested for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
43. At the eleventh hour
(a) at a late stage
(b) at the beginning
(c) at 11 o’clock
(d) at an early stage
44. A shot in the dark
(a) to love to go out on adventures
(b) be able to work very quickly
(c) be very violent
(d) an attempt to guess something
45. In a nutshell
Directions (Q. Nos. 46 and 47) In the following questions four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt Find the correctly spelt word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 48 and 50) In the following questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is (d).
48. Rahul gave me an old scissor.
(a) an old scissors
(b) a pair of old scissors
(c) a pair of old scissor
(d) No improvement
49. The teacher was angry with Paul as he had not done the home work.
(d) No improvement
50. A pair of shoes have been purchased by me.
(a) has been
(b) has being
(c) would been
(d) No improvement
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51.In a division sum, the divisor is 3 times the quotient and 6 times the remainder. If the remainder is 2, then the dividend is
52.1/7 +(999 692/693) x 99 is equal to
53.Let 3√a = 3√26 + 3√7 + 3√63 . Then,
(a) a > 729
(b) a = 729
(c) a < 729 but a > 216
54.The number of prime factors in 6333 x 7222 x 8111 is
55.If 120 is 20% of a number, than 120% of that number will be
56.A reduction of 10% in the price of a commodity enables a person to buy 25 kg more for Rs 225. The original price of the
commodity per kg was
57.One type of liquid contains 20% water and the second type of liquid contains 35% of water. A glass is filled with 10 parts of first liquid and 4 parts of second liquid. The water in the new mixture in the glass is
(a) 12 1/7%
(b) 24 2/7%
58.If x : y = 3 : 4 and y : z = 3:4, then x + y + z/3z is equal to
59.The average age of A and B is 20 yr. If A is to be replaced by C, the average would be 19 yr. The average age of C and A is 21 yr. The ages of A, B and C in order (in years) are
(a) 22, 18,20
(b) 22, 20, 18
(c) 18. 22,20
(d) 18, 20,22
60.If x, y, z are three sums of money such that y is the simple interest on x and z is the simple interest on y for the same time and at the same rate of interest, then we have
(a) x2 = yz
(b)y2 = zx
(c) z2 = xy
(d) xyz = 1
61.Mohan sold his watch at 10% loss. If he had sold if for Rs 45 more, he would have made 5% profit. The selling price (in Rs) of the watch was
62.Successive discounts of 30% and 20% is equivalent to a single discount of
63.Two trains, of same length are running in parallel tracks in the same direction with speed 60 km/h and 90 km/h, respectively. The latter completely crosses the former in 30 s. The length of each train (in metres) is
64.A and B can together finish a work in 30 days. They worked together for 20 days and then B left. After another 20 days, A finished the remaining work. The number of days in which B alone can finish the work is
65.If xy/x+y = a, xz/x+z = b and yz/y+z= c, where a, b, c are all non-zero numbers, then x equals to
(a)2abc/ac + bc – ab
(b)abc/ab + bc + ac
(c)2abc/ab + bc – ac
(d)2 abc/ab + ac – bc
66.If 6x – 5y = 13, 7x + 2y = 23, then 11x + 18y is equal to
(c) – 15
67.If x + y + z = 13 and x2 + y2 + z2 = 69, then the value of xy + z (x + y) is equal to
68.The area of the triangle formed by the graphs of 3x + 4y = 12, x-axis and y-axis (in sq units) is
69.If x = 3√2 + √3, then the value of x³ + 1/x³ is
70.The side QR of an equilateral Δ PQR is produced to the point S in such a way that QR = RS and P is joined to S. Then, the measure of ∠PSR is
71.If 3 sinθ + 5 cosθ = 5, then 5 sinθ – 3 cosθ is equal to
(b) ± 2
(d) ± 5
72.From two points on the ground and lying on a straight line through the foot of a pillar, the two angles of elevation of the top of the pillar Eire complementary to each other. If the distances of the two points from the foot of the pillar are 9 m and 16 m and the two points lie on the same side of the pillar, then the height of the pillar is
(a) 7 m
(b) 12 m
(c) 5 m
(d) 10 m
73.A fraction is such that if the numerator is multiplied by 3 and the denominator is reduced by 3, we get 18/11, but if the
numerator is increased by 8 and the denominator is doubled, we get 2/5. Then, the fraction is
74.The sum of a two digit number and the number formed by interchanging the digit is 132. If 12 is added to the number, the new number becomes 5 times the sum of the digits, then the number is
75.Three pipes A, B and C can fill a tank in 6 h. After working together for 2 h, C is closed and A and B fill the tank in 8 h. The time (in hours) in which the tank can be filled by pipe C alone is
Part IV General Awareness
76.Non-insurable or uncertainty risk is
(a) change in fashion
(d) change in the price of that commodity
77.‘Gold Bullion Standard’ refers to
(a) gold coin as an unlimited legal tender
(b) gold as the measure of value
(c) free coinage of gold
(d) no restriction on import and export of gold
78.The word ‘Oikonomia’ means
(a) Household Management
(b) Individual Management
(c) Political Management
(d) Fiscal Management
79.Which of the following is a merit of the presidential form of government?
(a) The fixed tenure of the executive gives it a great sense of stability
(b) It ensures speedy execution of policies
(c) It safeguards the liberty of the people
(d) All of the above
80.The two chambers of the Swiss Federal Assembly are called
(a) National Council and Council of States
(b) House of Lords and House of Commons
(c) Senate and House of Representatives
(d) None of the above
81.Name the Italian traveller who visited the Vijayanagar empire in 1420 AD.
(a) Domingos Paes
(b) Edoardo Barbosa
(c) Nicolo de Conti
(d) Abdur Razzag
82.Haemolymph is observed in
83.The virus without capsid but only with nucleic acids is called
84.Who among the following enjoyed the patronage of Sultans from Balban to Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq?
(a) Ibn Batutah
(c) Zia-ud-din Barani
(d) Amir Khusrow
85.The Sufi movement originally started from
86.Spot the odd item in the following.
(d) Ox-bow lake
87.Kandla port is located at
(a) Gulf of Khambat
(b) Kori Creek
(c) Gulf of Kutch
(d) None of these
88. Which of the following forests grows in waterlogged areas?
89. Nag Tiba and Mahabharat ranges are included in
(c) Greater Himalayas
(d) Lesser Himalayas
90. The sleeping sickness is caused by
91. Combustion is a
(a) physical and chemical process
(b) biological process
(c) physical process
(d) chemical process
92. Which of the following is not a form of carbon?
93. What is Dry Ice?
(a) Solid carbon dioxide
(b) Liquid nitrogen
(c) Ice cubes and saw dust
(d) Ice cubes and salt
94. The gas commonly used in advertisement sign-boards and decorative lights is
95. Flow of blood in dorsal blood vessel of earthworm is
96. Which of the following is biodegradable?
(a) Leather belts
(b) Silver foil
(c) Iron nails
(d) Plastic mugs
97. Unix operating system is generally known as
(a) Multiuser Operating System
(b) General Application
(c) Single User Operating System
(d) Single User Application Program
98. Which of the parent country of mobile giant ‘Nokia’?
99. Which is the largest man-made lake in the world?
(c) Govind Sagar
(d) Rana Pratap Sagar
100. President of India Pranab Mukheijee has extended greeting to which country on the anniversary of their Throne Day?