SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 18
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 18
Part I General Intelligence
1. Find the missing number from the given responses.
2. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letters series shall complete it?
b_ y_ _by_ b_ yt
3. How many 9’s are followed by an even number and preceded by an odd number in the following series?
4. In the following figure, the triangle represents teachers. The circle represents students and the rectangle represents actors. Which number represents teachers who are also students and actors?
5. Carpenter : Furniture :: ?
(a) Book: Author
(b) Magazine : Editor
(c) Cook: Soup
(d) Dam : Engineer
6. LOM : NMK :: PKI: ?
7. 5 : 30 :: 8 : ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 8-10) In these questions, select the one which is different from the other three responses?
11. In the question, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words in ascending order?
1. Child 2. Profession 3. Marriage 4. Infant 5. Education
(a) 1,3, 5, 2, 4
(b) 2,1,4, 3,5
(c) 4,1,5,2, 3
(d) 5, 4,1,3,2
12. From the following alternatives, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word. EXPERIENCE
Directions (Q.Nos. 13 and 14) In these questions, choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
13. 2, 10, 26, 50, ?
14. AZBY, CXDW, EVFU, ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 15 and 16) In these questions, 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.
15. Statements No teacher comes to the school on a bicycle.
Anand comes to the school on a bicycle.
Conclusions I. Anand is not a teacher.
II. Anand is a student.
(a) Conclusion I alone can be drawn
(b) Conclusion II alone can be drawn
(c) Both conclusions can be drawn
(d) Both conclusions cannot be drawn
16. Statements All children are students.
All students are players.
Conclusions I. All cricketers are students.
II. All children are players.
(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. A man starts from his house and walked straight for 10 m towards North and turned left and walked 25 m. He then turned right and walked 5 m and again turned right and walked 25 m. Which direction is he facing now?
18. A and B start walking from the same point. A goes North and covers 3 km, then turns right and covers 4 km. B goes West and covers 5 km, then turns right and covers 3 km. How far apart are they from each other?
(a) 10 km
(b) 9 km
(c) 8 km
(d) 5 km
19. In certain code COMPUTER is written as OCPMTURE. In that code which alternative will be written as OHKCYE?
20. If E = 5 and TEA = 26, then TEACHER = ?
21. A father is three times as old as his son. Eight years ago, the father was five times as old as his son. What is the present age of the son?
(a) 12 yr
(b) 14 yr
(c) 16 yr
(d) 20 yr
22. Lakshmi is elder than Meenu. Leela is elder than Meenu but younger than Lakshmi. Latha is younger than both Meenu and Hari but Hari is younger than Meenu. Who is the youngest?
23. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that Will complete the series.
24. A piece of paper is folded and cut/punched as shown below in the question figured From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened?
25. Find the odd figure from the given alternatives
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-28) 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.
26. The young boy’s act put his father in a pickle.
(a) in a funny position
(b) in a serious position
(c) in a sad situation
(d) in an embarrassing or awkward situation
27. They got on well with each other the moment they met.
(a) had an agreement
(b) had a misunderstanding
(c) had a friendly relationship
(d) fell in love
28. She tried to slip off, but was caught immediately.
(a) steal quietly
(b) go slowly
(c) leave quietly
(d) slide quickly
Directions (Q. Nos. 29-31) In these questions, the first and the last parts of a sentence are numbered as S1 and S6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the parts and find out, which of the four combinations is correct.
29. S1. Superstition and
P. the supposed powers
Q. thrive on
R. magical practices
S. of dreams to
S6. foretell the future.
The proper sequence should be
30. S1. The stronger
P. the phosphor
Q. the more light
R. of electrons
S. the beam
S6. gives out.
The proper sequence should be
31.S1. There are thousands of us
P. former school and college friends
Q. by some of our
R. at the careers chosen
S. who are surprised
S6. and their success in these fields.
The proper sequence should be
Directions (Q.NOS. 32-34) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
32. The study of religion and religious ideas and beliefs.
33. Dissection of a dead body to find the cause of death.
34. A person without training or experience in a skill or subject.
Directions (Q. Nos. 35-37) 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).
35. Ahmed has been watching (a)/the Oscar nominated film (b)/three times. (c)/No error (d)
36. The police (a)/has arrested him (b)/on the charge of theft. (c)/No error (d)
37. The period (a)/between 1991 to 1995 (b)/was very significant in my life. (c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 38-47) 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.
When Anil passed his final university examination and got his (38) he decided to (39) and invited all his friends to a party to be (40) the following Sunday. He spent most of that Saturday (41) things ready and at 7.40 the first guest arrived. After that a steady (42) of people (43) and Anil was busy chatting to people and introducing them to one another. Anil had a wide (44) of friends and not everyone at the party knew everyone (45) A party is always a good way to break the (46) and get people talking’, Anil thought. The party soon got going and there was a feeling of relief at the (47) that the examinations were over and that a long summer holiday lay ahead.
(a) turned out
(b) turned up
(c) turned in
(d) turned down
Directions (Q. Nos. 48-50) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
(a) Calm down
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. The tangents drawn at the points A and B of a circle centered at O meet at P. If ∠AOB =120°, then ∠APB: ∠APO is
(a) 3 : 2
(b) 4 :1
(c) 2 : 1
(d) 2 : 5
52. If √4x – 9 + √4x + 9 = 5 + √7, then the value of x is
53. lf a + b = 6, a-b = 2, then the value of 2 (a² + b²) is
54. If x sin³θ + ycos³θ = sinθ cosθ ≠ 0 and x sinθ – y cosθ = 0, then value of (x² + y²) is
(a) sinθ – cosθ
(b) sinθ + cosθ
55. The average of 1²,2²,3², 4²,5²,6²,7², 8²,9²,10² is
56. The radius of a circle is 13 cm and XY is a chord which is at a distance of 12 cm from the centre. The length of the chord is
(a) 12 cm
57. The three medians AD, BE and CF of ΔABC intersect at point G. If the area of ΔABC is 60 sq cm, then the area of the quadrilateral BDGF is
(a)15 sq cm
(b) 20 sq cm
(c) 30 sq cm
(d)10 sq cm
58. If Psinθ = √3 and Pcosθ = 1, then the value of P is
60. If sin(x + y) = cos[3(x + y)], then the value of tan[2(x+ y)] is
61. Consider ΔABD such that ∠ADB =20° and C is a point on BD such that AB = AC and CD = CA. Then, the measure of ∠ABC is
62. The sum of a natural number and its square equals the product of the first three prime numbers. The number is
63. Ram went to a market and bought one copy of a Mathematics book and two pencils for Rs 165. Rahim went to the same market and bought another copy of the same book and ten pencils of the same brand for Rs 169. The price of each pencil was
64. 45 men can complete a work in 16 days. Four days after they started working, 36 more men joined them. How many days will they now take to complete, the remaining work?
(c) 6 2/3
(d) 7 3/4
65. A man bought 13 articles at 170 each, 15 at Rs 60 each and 12 at Rs 65 each. The average price per article is
66. If the profit on selling an article for Rs 425 is the same as the loss on selling it for Rs 355, then the cost price of the article is
67. If the cost of 18 articles is equal to the selling price of 16 articles, the gain or loss is
(a) 25% gain
(b) 25% loss
(c) 12 1/2% loss
(d) 12 1/2 % gain
Directions (Q.NOS. 68-70) The following bar diagram represents the use of different modes of travel to school by students in a certain locality of the town. Study the graph and answer the questions.
68. How many students are coming from that locality?
69. How many students use Bicycle and Rickshaw combined?
70. What is the percentage of students using Bus from that locality?
(a) 22 14/33
71. After allowing a discount of 12% on the marked price of an article, it is sold for Rs 880. Find its marked price.
72. If y % of 1 h is 1 min 12 s, then y is equal to
73. In covering a distance of 30 km, Abhay takes 2 h more than Sameer. If Abhay doubles his speed, then he would take 1 h less than Sameer. Abhay’s speed (in km/h) is
74. In what time will Rs 1860 amount to Rs 2641.20 at simple interest 12% per annum?
75. B was born when A was 4 yr 7 months old and C was born when B was 3 yr 4 months old. When C was 5 yr 2 months old, then their average age was
(a) 8 yr 9 months
(b) 7 yr 3 months
(c) 8 yr 7 months
(d) 8 yr 11 months
Part IV General Awareness
76. Monetary policy in India is formulated by
(d) Finance Ministry
77. Consumer’s surplus is the highest in the case of
(d) durable goods
78. Which one of the following pairs of goods is an example for joint supply?
(a) Ink and Pen
(b) Tooth brush and Paste
(c) Wool and Mutton
(d) Coffee and Tea
79. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Chief Justice of India
80. Who is the Presiding Officer of the Rajya Sabha?
(a) President of India
(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(c) Prime Minister of India
(d) Vice-President of India
81. Who founded the Republican Party of India?
(a) Mulji Vaishya
(b) Dr. B R Ambedkar
(c) Sripad Dange
(d) Namboo Dripad
82. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?
(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Hassan Imam
(c) M A Ansari
(d) Badruddin Tyabji
83. Who among the following was defeated by Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the first battle of Tarain?
(a) Mohammad Gauri
(b) Mahmud of Ghazni
84. Who among the following was the last Delhi Sultan?
(a) Daulat Khan Lodi
(b) Rana Sanga
(c) Ibrahim Lodi
(d) Sikandar Lodi
85. In which state is Jog Falls located?
(c) Tamil Nadu
86. Flowerless plants are termed as
87. What is a sponge?
(a) A plant
(b) An animal
(c) A fungus
(d) A fossil
88. Excess amount of absorbed water by plants is liberated out by
89. Type of vertebrate animal which creep and crawl are called
90. The only plant cells without nuclei among the following are
(a) root hairs
(b) companion cells
(c) trecheid cells
(d) cambium cells
91. Which of the following is a good conductor of heat but bad conductor of electricity?
(c) Paraffin wax
92. Least audible sound for most of the human ear is
(a) 0.0002 g bar
(b) 0.005 g bar
(c) 5.0 g bar
(d) 10.0g bar
93. The Spice-Garden of India is
(d) Himachal Pradesh
94. Which of the following is the third largest country in population after China and India?
(a) United States of America
95. As per 2011 Census data, the child sex ratio has come down from 927 to
96. Rubber plantations are found in
(a) temperate forests
(b) mountain regions
(c) polar regions
(d) equatorial regions
97. Tides in the sea are caused by
(a) effect of Sun
(b) effect of Moon
(c) combined effect of Moon and Sun
(d) gravitational force of Earth and Sun
98. Tundras are
(a) deciduous forests
(b) tropical rain forests
(c) cold deserts
(d) hot deserts
99. The Magsaysay Award for social service was instituted by
(a) the Government of India
(b) the UNO
(c) the ILO
(d) Philippines Government
100. Which legendary singer has been conferred ‘Banga Bibhushan’ award by the West Bengal government?
(a) S. Janaki
(b) SP Balasubramaniam
(c) Asha Bhosle
(d) Lata Mangeshkar