SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 14
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 14
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q.NOS. 1 and 2) In the questions given below, choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
2. MES, LDR, KCQ, ? , IAO
3. Which one of the following words will appear fourth in the English dictionary?
4. If A stands for ‘Addition’, M for ‘Multiplication’, D for‘Division’, G for ‘Greater than’ and L for ‘lesser than’, then which of the following alternatives will be logically correct?
(a) 18 D 2 A 1 G 4 M 2 A 6
(b) 18 D 6 A 8 L 4 A 6 D 2
(c) 18 D 9 A 6 L 8 A 6 M 2
(d) 18 A 6 M 2 P 5 M 3 A 4
Directions (Q.NOS. 5 and 6) In the questions given below, find out the missing number from the given responses.
7. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
Directions (Q. Nos. 8-10) Find the odd word/number/letter from the given alternatives.
11. From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
12. A man starts from a point ‘X’ and walks 3 km Southwards, then he turns left and walks 6 km. In which direction is he from the starting point?
Directions (Q. Nos. 13-15) In these questions, select the related letters/words/numbers from the given alternatives.
13. 9: 80:: 100: ?
14. Latter : Former :: Hazardous : ?
15. BDFH : SUWY :: CEGI: ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 16 and 17) One statement is 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 have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.
16. Statement To keep myself updated, I always listen to 9 o’clock news on radio.
I. The person does not read newspaper.
II. Recent news is available only on radio.
(a) Only Conclusion I is implicit
(b) Only Conclusion II is implicit
(c) Neither Conclusion I nor II is implicit
(d) Both Conclusions are implicit
17. Statement All wealthy people are happy in life.
I. Wealth and happiness are directly related.
II. Wealth leads to happiness in life.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Both Conclusion I and II follow
(d) Neither Conclusions I nor II follow
18. If in a certain code, DAUGHTER is written as TERDAUGH, how will APTITUDE be written in that code?
19. Tarun’s age is the cube of a whole number. It was square of another whole number two years ago. How long he must wait before his age is again the cube of a whole number?
(a) 39 yr
20. In a coded language, if the word EQUATION is coded as GSWCVKQP, then how is the word DONKEY be coded?
21. From the given details, estimate the number of people affected by Tuberculosis in particular locality in the year 1994.
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
? 92 113 141 176
22. A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in anyone of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., A can be represented by 02, 14, 33 etc., and K can be represented by 57, 69, 88 etc. Identify the set for the word SOAP.
(a) 20, 56,21,66
(b) 13, 55, 21,66
(C) 01,56, 21,67
(d) 32, 56, 20, 66
23. Select the correct option that will be the mirror reflection of the problem figure.
24. Which answer figure will complete the question figure?
25. If B becomes A and P becomes O, what will K becomes in the English alphabet?
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-28) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
26. One who offers his service of his own free will.
27. One who is always doubting.
28. A collection of slaves
Directions (Q. Nos. 29-31) 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.
29. It’ll rain soon___?
(a) won’t it
(b) ought it
(c) isn’t it
(d) may it
30. My book is the new one;____is the torn one.
(b) the book of you
(d) the book your
31. They needn’t worry,___?
(a) isn’t it ?
(b) doesn’t it
(c) don’t it
(d) need they
Directions (Q. Nos. 32-34) 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).
32. John, I and Hari (a)/have finished (b)/our studies, (c)/ No error (d)
33. Neither the mouse (a)/nor the lion (b)/were caught, (c)/ No error (d)
34. After you will returns (a)/from New Delhi (b)/I will meet you. (c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q. Nos. 35-37) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 38 and 39) In the following questions, a sentence is given in active/passive voice. Oat of the four alternatives suggested-select the one which best expresses the same sentence in passive/active voice.
38. Thick clouds have overcast the sky.
(a) The sky has been overcast by thick clouds
(b) The sky overcast by thick clouds
(c) The sky is overcast by thick clouds
(d) The sky is being overcast by thick clouds
39.One should not give unsolicited advice.
(a) Unsolicited advice is not to be given
(b) Unsolicited advice can’t be given
(c) Unsolicited advice may not be given
(d) Unsolicited advice should not be given
Directions (Q. Nos. 40-44) You have a brief passage with five questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The Baxter house is located at the end of the street. This house sits farther back from the curb than the other houses. It is almost difficult to see from the road without peering behind the deformed oak tree that has obscured it for years. Even so, the gaxter house stands out from the other houses on the street. It is tall and white. However, this white is no longer pristinely white, but a dingy greyish cream colour. Long vines hang from the tattered roof. The Baxter house is two storeys tall and has a largeyard in the back that has never been mowed. The other houses on the street are a mere one storgr and have been palmed a variety of colours.
The newer, single storey properties all appear to have been built around the same time; theyards mostly being of the same size, and the houses appearing to be clones of one another. Aside from the Baxter house at the end, this street is a perfect slice of middle America. The inhabitants of the other houses wonder who lives in the ancient, dilapidated house at the end of the street.
40. What colour is the house?
(a) A pristine white
(b) A greyish cream
(c) A dingy white
(d) A greyish white
41. Based on the context of the passage, choose the meaning of the word ‘mowed’.
42. Why is it difficult to see the house from the road ?
(a) An oak tree obstructs the view
(b) Other houses obstruct the view
(c) The house is at the end of the street
(d) the house is behind the curb
43. How do the houses appear?
(a) To be close to one another
(b) To be apart from one another
(c) To be next to one another
(d) To be clones of one another
44. How is the house described?
(a) As old and sophisticated
(b) As new and sophisticated
(c) As old and dilapidated
(d) As old and dull
Directions (Q. Nos. 45-47) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 48-50) In the following questions, four words are given , out of which only one word is correctly spelt Find the correctly spelt word.
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. A trader marked his product 20% higher than his cost price and then gives 20% discount on the marked price. The profit or loss for selling the product is
(a) 4% loss
(b) 10% profit
(c) 4% profit
(d) 0% profit
52. The ratio between the ages of A and B is 3 :5 and the sum of their ages is 56 yr. The ratio between their ages 7 yr ago was
(a) 3 :4
(c) 1 :2
53. A person bought some oranges worth Rs 36 from each of the five markets at Rs 1, Rs 1.50, Rs 1.80, Rs 2 and Rs 2.25 per orange, respectively. What is the average price of an orange?
54. The mean temperature of Monday to Wednesday was 37°C and of Tuesday to Thursday was 34°C. If the temperature on Thursday was 4/5 that of Monday, the temperature on Thursday was
55. A man loses 10% by selling an article for Rs 180. At what price should he sell it to gain 10%?
56. The largest number among 2.6, 2.066, 2.66 and 2.08 is
57. If √2 = 1.4142, then the value of 7/4+√2 is
58. 712 – 412 is exactly divisible by which of the following numbers?
59. 40 men can build a wall 200 m long in 12 days working 8 h a day. The number of days 30 men will take to build a similar wall 300 m long working 6 h per day will be
60. A book was sold at a discount of 10% on the printed price and was purchased at a discount of 20% on the printed price. If the profit in the complete deal was Rs 10, then the printed price of the book was
61. If the distance between the points (x, 0) and (-7, 0) be 10 units, then the possible values of x are
(a) 3 and 17
(b) -3 and 17
(c) 3 and -17
(d) -3 and -17
62. If x + 1/x = 6, then x4 + 1/x4 is
63. 25% of what amount of money is equal to 12 1/2% of Rs 180?
64. In measuring a line segment of length 2.5 cm, it was measured as 2.55 cm by mistake. Find the error per cent.
65. A sum amounts to Rs 1352 in 2 yr at 4% compound interest. The sum is
66. The wheel of an engine turns 350 times round its axle to cover a distance of 1.76 km. The diameter of the wheel is
(a) 120 cm
(b) 150 cm
(c) 90 cm
(d) 160 cm
67. A solid metallic cylinder of base radius 3 cm and height 5 cm is melted to form cones, each of height 1 cm and base radius 1 mm. The number of cones is
68. In a polygon, the sum of the interior angles is double the sum of the exterior angles. The number of sides is
69. The mid-points of AB and AC of a ΔABC are respectively X and Y. If BC + XY -12 units, then the value of BC — XY is
70.If sin (x – 2y) = cos (4y – x), then the value of cot 2y is
Directions (Q. Nos. 72 and 73) Study the following bar-diagram and answer the questions.
72. In which two years was the value per ton equal?
(a) 2006 and 2007
(b) 2005 and 2006
(c) 2008 and 2009
(d) 2007 and 2008
73. The year in which the percentage increase in export was maximum from its preceeding year is
(d) None of these
74. sin2 21° + sin2 69° is equal to
(a) 2 sin2 21°
(b) 2 sin2 69°
75. The angles of elevation pf the top of a tower from two points at a distance x and y from the foot of the tower are complementary. The height of the tower is
(d) √x + y
Part IV General Awareness
76. Who among the following makes laws in India?
(a) President and the two Houses of Parliament
(b) Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(c) President and the Council of Ministers
(d) Supreme Court and the High Courts
77. Which one of the following states enjoys the distinction of being the first linguistic state of India?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(c) Paschim Banga
(d) Andhra Pradesh
78. ‘Economic Survey of India’ is published every year by
(a) Ministry of Finance
(b) Ministry of Economic Affairs
(c) Ministry of Commerce
79. Which one of the following is an example for derived demand?
80. Which one of the following factors does not shift the demand curve for a product to the right?
(a) A rise in the price of its substitutes
(b) A fall in the price of the product itself
(c) Successful advertising
(d) A fall in the price of its complements
81. The greatest Portuguese Governor who laid the real foundation of Portuguese power in India was
(a) Francis Drake
82. The Kullu Valley is situated between the mountain ranges of
(a) Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal
(b) Ranjoti and Nanga Parbat
(c) Ladakh and Pir Panjal
(d) Lesser Himalayas and Shiwalik
83. Which of the following is the leading sediment transporting river in India?
A B C D
(a) 3 4 2 1
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 4 3 1 2
85. The Central Government gives grants-in-aid to the states out of die Consolidated Fund of India on the basis of the recommendations of the
(a) Finance Commission
(b) National Development Council
(c) Planning Commission
(d) Union Finance Minister
86. What was the other name of Nana Sahib?
(a) Tantia Tope
(b) Kunwar Singh
(c) Ramachandra Panduranga
(d) Dhondu Pant
87. ‘Kesari’ was
(a) a Marathi newspaper
(b) a Tamil weekly
(c) an organisation for social reform started by Tilak
(d) an English language paper owned by SN Banerjee
88. Quinine is obtained from a plant. What part of the plant yields the drug?
(b) Stem bark
89. The computer memory holds data
A B C D
(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 1 4 3 2
(d) 2 1 4 3
91. Pressure cooker is fast in cooking rice because
(a) high pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains
(b) high pressure raises the boiling point of water
(c) it lets the steam escape
(d) it does not let the heat energy escape easily
92. The most dangerous consequence of excessive deforestation is
(a) destruction of wild animal habitats
(b) soil erosion
(c) loss of forest wealth
(d) loss of many valuable plants
93. A plant bearing both male and female flowers is called
94. ‘Jhum’ is ‘
(a) a tribe in the North-East of India
(b) a type of cultivation
(c) a folk dance
(d) the name of a river
95. The most important stimulant in tea leaves is
96. Flyash is the environmental pollutant generated by
(a) Thermal power plant
(b) Flour mills
(c) Fertilizer plant
(d) Cement industry
97. What does the term ‘Lithosphere’ refer to?
(a) Interior of the Earth
(b) Crust of the Earth
(c) Plants and Animals
(d) None of these
98. Which Union Territory is at the bottom of the child-sex ratio as per the 2011 Census (provisional data)?
(b) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(d) Daman and Diu .
99. Which part of throat in men is called Adam’s apple?
(b) Thyroid cartilage
(c) Cricoid cartilage
100. Girija Devi has been Conferred with MS Subbulakshmi Award in the remembrance of MS Subbulakshmi Birth centenary. She belonged to which arts?
(c) Pandavani exponent
(d) None of the above