SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 15
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 15
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-3) A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
1. JkL AbC MnO DeF PqR Gh ?
2. YXHGWVFEUTDCSRB ?
3. 0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, ?
4. A book has 300 pages and each page has 20 lines of 10 words each. How many words are there in the book altogether?
5. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis, find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation.
7 x 4 x 8 = 4498,
3 x 6 x 5 = 695, then 5 x 9 x 4=?
Directions (Q.Nos. 6-8) Select the related letters/words/ numbers from the given alternatives.
6. 7 : 32:: 28:?
7. BCFG : HUM :: NORQ : ?
8. Joy : Delight:: Gloomy : ?
9. Which of the following word will appear last in the dictionary?
10. In the year 2003, some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?
(a) Alternate months
(b) 6 months
(c) 1 month
(d) 12 months
Directions (Q.NOS. 11-13) find the odd number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives.
15. Based on the given details, find out the number of postgraduates enrolled in a college for the year 1970.
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.
Statements All animals are dogs.
All dogs are birds.
I. All animals are birds.
II. All birds are animals.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Both Conclusions I and II follow
(d) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows
17. Study the diagram below and identify the region representing girls who are employed but unmarried.
18. In a certain code language, GRY is written as MRYC. How is GET written in that language?
19. A piece of paper is folded and punched as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened?
20. Select the answer figure in which the question figure is hidden/ embedded.
21. From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
22. Five persons (R, S, T, U and V) are in a queue facing a reservation counter. Immediately behind S is U. T is standing between R and V. In between R and U, no one is there. Then, where is S standing in the queue?
(d) Last but one
23. Two squads of soldiers A and B facing North and South respectively received the following commands-, right turn, left turn, left turn, left turn.Which directions would the squads A and B face at the end?
(a) West, East
(b) North, South
(c) East, West
(d) South, North
24. If MOTHER is coded as NPUIFS, select the appropriate code from the answer choices, for the word in capital letter ZENITH.
25. 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 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., P can be represented by 11, 23 etc. K can be represented by 57, 65 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word. MARS
(a) 89, 20, 22, 79
(b) 97, 41,33,96
(c) 75, 13, 40, 67
(d) 66,34, 21,56
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-28) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 29-31) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 32-34) 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.
32. The department head insisted that he__absolute authority to regulate office work.
(b) is given
(c) would give
(d) must be given
33. Vinod, two of ___brothers attend primary school, wishes to be a school teacher after his graduation from the university.
34. The deadline was near, so Mrs Sweth had her students___their essays.
(b) to complete
Directions (Q. Nos. 35-37) In these questions, four alternatives are suggested for the idiom/phrase given An bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase
35. Now-a-days, one gets good literary books once in a blue moon.
(a) from renowned publisher
(b) at very low cost
(c) when moon gives blue light
36. He decided to bury the hatchet.
(a) to keep a secret
(b) to make peace
(c) to fool someone
(d) to bury the wealth
37. Reena is a kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve.
(a) expresses her emotions freely
(b) expresses her emotions curbingly
(c) suppresses her emotions openly
(d) suppresses her excitement sparingly
Directions (Q. Nos. 38-40) In these questions, the first and the last sentences of 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.
38. S1. In ancient times a King named Sagar performed the ‘Ashwamedha Yagna’.
P. No one could capture the horse.
Q. Many tried to capture horse.
R. As per rules a splendid horse was let loose and allowed wander.
S. Those who tried had to fight Sagar’s warriors.
S6. Thus, Sagar’s fame spread far and wide.
The proper sequence should be
39. S1. The bee has no sense of proportion.
P. It goes about collecting honey.
Q. It has never learnt to spend.
R. As though starvation was staring it at its face.
S. Even with stocks sufficient for 20 generations.
S6. And that is how God has made them.
The proper sequence should be
40. S1. Snakes are the most feared of sill reptiles.
P. Superstition and ignorance prevents proper treatment
Q. It is also beneficial to man.
R. Snake is not a source of fear and harm
S. Many people Eire killed by snakes in India and all over the world.
S6. Medicines are made from its poison.
The proper sequence should be
Directions (Q.NOS. 41-50) 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.
I think the main reason for the alarming number of childhood suicides is (41) the pressure placed on children to study (42) they may compete successfully (43) others when they grow (44) and achieve worldly respect and (45) position. The main reason is that (46) are given on high purpose (47) believe in. Children today are (48) by cynics – at an age when they (49) an absolute need for (50) of some kind.
(a) at all
(d) they can
(c) brought up
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
52. P and Q can finish a work in 15,10 days respectively. Q starts the work and leaves it after 5 days. The number of days in which P can complete the work is
(b) 9 days
(c)6 1/2 days
(d) 7 1/2 days
53. The number of times 2 is used while writing the numbers from 1 to 100 is
54. If the product of two numbers is 2160 and the HCF is 6, then the ratio of HCF and LCM is
(a) 1 :60
(b) 60 :1
(c) 21 : 60
(d) 60 : 21
55. The next term of the sequence 3,14, 39,… is
56. The weights of zinc, copper and aluminium in an alloy are in the ratio 2 : 3 : 7. In the alloy weighing 48 kg, the difference in weights of zinc and aluminium is
(a) 20 kg
(b) 4 kg
(c) 5 kg
(d) 16 kg
57. A tank can be filled by pipe A in 2 h and by pipe B in 3 h. An outlet C can empty the tank in 6 h. If all die three are opened simultaneously, the tank will be filled in
58. The difference (in Rs) in discounts between two successive discounts of 8% each and a single discount of 16% on Rs 1000 is
59. If a shopkeeper marks the price of goods >50% more than their cost price and allows a discount of 40%, what is his gain or loss per cent?
(a) 15% loss
(b) 10% loss
(c) 10% gain
(d) 15% gain
60. Cyclist A started his journey on cycle at 7:30 am at a speed of 8 km/h. After 30 min, cyclist B started from the same place but with a speed of 10 km/h. At what time did B overtake A?
(a) 9 am
(b) 9:30 am
61. If the simple interest on a certain sum of money for 3 yr is Rs 225 and the compound interest on the same sum at the same rate for 2 yr is Rs 153, then the principal invested (in Rs) is
62. If from a point inside an equilateral triangle, the lengths of perpendiculars on the sides are 5 cm, 10 cm and 15 cm respectively, then the height of the triangle is
(a) 40 cm
(b) 20 cm
(c) 10 cm
(d) 30 cm
63. The areas, of a square and a rectangle with equal perimeter are denoted by S and R, respectively. Which one of the following is correct?
(a) S < R
(b) S = 2R
(c) S = R
(d) S > R
64. A cricketer scored 180 runs in the first test and 258 runs in the second. How many runs should he score in the third test so that his average score in the three tests would be 230 runs?
65. A bought a computer system for Rs 40000 and sold it to B at a loss of 4%. If B sold it to C for Rs 40320, profit per cent for B is
66. Equations of the straight lines containing two sides of a right-angled triangle are given by y = x and y = 0. Of the following, the equation which cannot represent the third side is
(a) x = 0
(b) x = – 3
(c) x= 5
(d) x = 2
67. In ΔABC, ∠B = 90°, ∠C = 45° and D is the mid-point of AC. If AC = 4 √2 units, then BD is equal to
(b) 2 units
(c) 2√2 units
(d) 4√2 units
68. The value of sin² 5° + sin² 25° + sin² 45° + sin² 65° + sin² 85° is equal to
69. If sin (A + B) = 1 and cos (A – B) = √3/2, where A and B are positive acute angles with A≥B, then A and B are
(a) A = 60°, B = 30°
(b) A = 45°, B = 45°
(c) A = 75°, B = 15°
(d) None of these
70. If 3 sin² α + 7 cos² α = 4, then the value of tan α is (where, 0 <α<90°)
71. If in any ΔABC, the base BC is produced in both ways, the sum of the exterior angles at B and C is
(c) π – A
(d) π + A
72. In the figure given below, lines k and l are parallel. The value of a° + b° is
Directions (Q.Nos. 73 and 74) The following line-graph gives the annual per cent profit earned by a company during the period 1995-2000. Study the line-graph and answer the questions.
73. The range of profit made by the company is (in percentile)
74. The expenditure of the company during the year 1995 was Rs 20 thousand crore Then, the income of the company in that year was (in Rs thousand crore)
75. A dealer offered a machine for sale for Rs 27500 but even if he had charged 10% less, he would have made a profit of 10%. The actual cost of the machine is
(a) Rs 22000
(b) Rs 24250
(c) Rs 22500
(d) Rs 22275
Part IV General Awareness
76. Who are the price-takers under Perfect Competition?
77. Open market operation refers to
(a) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
(b) borrowing by scheduled banks to industry and trade
(c) purchase and sale of Government securities by the RBI
(d) deposit mobilisation
78. An employment situation where the marginal productivity of agricultural labour is zero is known as
(a) Structural unemployment
(b) Seasonal unemployment
(c) Cyclical unemployment
(d) Disguised unemployment
79. Kalahari desert is located in
80. Who said in the Constituent Assembly that the Directive Principles of the State Policy are like a ‘Cheque- on a bank payable at the convenience of the bank’?
(a) KT Shah
(b) KM Munshi
(c) BR Ambedkar
81. Term ‘Federal’ has been used in the Indian Constitution in
(b) Part III
(c) Article 368
(d) No where in the Constitution
82. Which of the following is associated with Panchayati Raj?
(a) Shah Commission
(b) Nanavati Commission
(c) Balwant Ftai Mehta Committee
(d) Liberahan Commission
83. Which schedule of the 11ndian Constitution prescribes distribution of seats in Rajya Sabha?
(a) 3rd Schedule
(b) 4th Schedule
(c) 5th Schedule
(d) 6th Schedule
84. Which one of the following items comes under the Concurrent List?
(a) Inter-State Rivers
(b) Trade Unions
(d) Local Government
85. Which Amendment of the Constitution deals with Political defections?
86. Amuktamalyada is the work of
(a) Allasani Peddana
(b) Krishnadeva Raya
87. The Mansabdari System was introduced by
(b) Shah Jahan
88. Which one of the following was created by the ‘Pitt’s India Act’?
(a) Court of Directors
(b) Board of Control
(c) Board of Revenue
(d) Standing Council
89. When granite rocks get metamorphosed, they change into
90. Which enzyme is obtained from red gram?
91. Longest cell in human body is
(a) muscle cell
(b) blood cell
(c) bone cells
(d) nerve cell
92. Which part of the plant is used as ‘saffron’?
(d) Style and Stigma
93. Grave’s disease is caused due to
(a) hyperactivity of thymus
(b) hyperactivity of thyroid
(c) hypoactivity of thymus
(d) hypoactivity of thyroid
94. Chiropterophily means
(a) production of leaves
(b) production of flowers
(c) pollination by wind
(d) pollination by bat
95. Red light is used in traffic signal for stopping the traffic because
(a) it is visible even to longsighted people
(b) eye is more sensitive to red light
(c) it is least scattered and hence can be easily noticed from long distance
(d) it is very pleasant to the eye
96. The property which is seen in light wave but not in sound wave is
97. The indentations on CDs and DVDs are called
98. Which day is observed as ‘International Day of Non-Violence’?
(a) 30th January
(b) 1st May
(c) 2nd October
(d) 24th October
99. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) is in
100. Who has become the first Asian to be awarded with the Heritage Heroes Award by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)?
(a) Bibhuti Lahkar
(b) Surinder Bora
(c) Tanmoy Bhasker
(d) Sangeeta Singh