SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 2
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 2
Part I General Intelligence
1. If + means ‘minus’, – means ‘multiply’, ÷ means ‘plus’ and ‘x’ means ‘divide’, then
10 x 5 ÷ 3- 2 + 3 = ?
2. Select the missing number from the given responses.
3. In the question, select the missing number from the given responses.
Directions (Q.Nos. 4-6) Find, the odd words/ letters/number pair from the given alternatives.
Directions (Q.NOS. 7-9) Select the related words/letters/ number from the given alternatives.
7. Chair : Wood :: ?
(a) Book : Print
(b) Mirror: Glass
(c) Plate: Food
(d) Purse : Money
8. AZCX : BYDW :: HQJO : ?
9. 08 : 66::?: 38
10. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary
1. Aqueous 2. Aquarium 3. Aquiline 4. Aquatic
(a) 4, 3, 2,1
(b) 1,2, 3, 4
(c) 2, 4,1,3
(d) 3, 1,4,2
Directions (Q.Nos. 11 and 12) A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
11. 4,11,30,67,128 ?
12. AMN, BOP, CQR, ?
13. A man said to a woman, “The only son of your brother, is the brother of my wife.” How is that woman related to the wife of that man?
14. One statement is given, followed by two Conclusions I and . II. You have to consider the statement to be true, even if it
seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statement. Indicate your answer.
Statement Medals are awards.
Conclusions I. All awards are not medals.
II. All medals received are called awards.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Both Conclusions I and II follow
(d) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows
15. Vijay starts walking straight towards East. After walking 75 m he turns to the left and walks 25 m straight. Again he turns to the left and walks a distance of 40 m straight. Again he turns to the left and walks a distance of 25 m. How far is he from the starting point?
(a) 140 m
(c) 50 m
(d) 35 m
16. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given below
Tea, Coffee, Drink
17. Some letters are given below in the first line and numbers are given below them in the second line. Numbers are the codes for the alphabets and vice-versa.
C W E A Z X J Y K L
3 9 5 7 4 8 1 0 2 6
Choose the correct number-code for the given set of alphabets.
J W X C L Z ,
18. If NEUROTIC can be written as TICRONEU then how can PSYCHOTIC be written?
19. From the given alternatives select the word which can be formed using the letters given in the word.
20. In 60 families 30% of the families own a car each. 50% of the remaining family own a motor cycle each. Balance of families own a bicycle each. How many families own bicycle?
21. In a row of letters, a letter is 5th from left end and 12th from the right end. How many letters are there in a row?
22. At a birthday party, 5 friends are sitting in a row. M is to the left of O and to the right of P. S is sitting to the right of T, but to the left of P. Who is sitting in the middle?
23. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? mc_m_a_ca_ca_c_mc
24. If 2463 = 36 and 5552 = 30, then 6732 = ?
25. Find out the set among the four sets which is like the given set.
(13 : 20 : 27)
(a) (3: 11: 18)
(b) (18 : 25 : 32)
(d) (7: 14: 28)
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26 and 27) 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.
26. I____to the movies with some friends last night.
(a) have gone
(c) am gone
(d) am going
27. She has only__friends.
(d) a few
Directions (Q. Nos. 28 and 29) 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).
28. I(a)/have been studying (b)/since four hours, (c)/ No error (d)
29. If he had walked (a)/fast enough (b)/he will get the bus. (c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q. Nos. 30-32) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 33-35) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 36-38) 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.
36. Her mother saw through the excuse she gave.
37. She has a bee in her bonnet and can say anything.
(a) is a crazy person
(b) is a frank person
(c) is a foolish person
(d) is a proud person
38. Some people have the habit of working by fits and starts.
(a) very seriously
Directions (Q.Nos. 39-48) 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.
Twenty million years ago, our immediate ancestors probably still lived in the trees. After we came (39) from the trees, we evolved an upright (40) our hands were more useful, being (41) We possessed agility and an excellent binocular (42) We had, in course of time, (43) many of the preconditions required for (44) tools. Moreover, there was now a real (45) in possessing a large brain and (46) communicating complex thoughts. Anyway, other things (47) equal, it is better to be smart (48) to be stupid.
Directions (Q.Nos. 49 and 50) Out of the four alternatives,choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
49. A proficient public speaker.
50. Unfair advantages for members of one’s own family.
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. In a division sum, the divisor is 10 times the quotient and 5 times the remainder. If the remainder is 40, then the dividend is
52. A reduction of 20% in the price of sugar enables Mr. Bhadra to buy an extra 5 kg of it for Rs 320. The original rate of sugar is (a) Rs 12 per kg
(b) Rs 15 per kg
(c) Rs 16 per kg
(d) Rs 20 per kg
53. Two numbers are respectively 25% and 40% less than a third number. What per cent of the first is the second?
54. In a particular type of alloy the ratio of lead to tin is 5 : 6. The amount of lead should be added to 12.1 kg of this material to make the ratio 1 :1 is
(a) 1.1 kg
(b) 1 kg
(c) 0.9 kg
(d) 1.5 kg
55. If the average of m numbers is n² and that of n numbers is m², then the average of (m + n) numbers is
(d)m + n
56. The simple interest at x% for z yr will be Rs x on a sum of
(a) Rs x
(b) Rs 100x
(c) Rs 100/x
(d) Rs 100/x²
57. Successive discounts of 50% and 50% is equivalent to
58. A shopkeeper sells an article at a loss of 12 1/2%. Had he sold the article for Rs 51.80 more, he would have earned a profit of
6%. The cost price of he article is
(a) Rs 280
(b) Rs 580
(c) Rs 370
(d) Rs 450
59. In a ΔABC, AD is the bisector of ∠BAC. If AB = 28 cm, AC = 4.9 cm, CD = 2.1 cm, then what is the length of BD?
(a) 0.8 cm
(b) 1.0 cm
(c) 1.2 cm
(d) 3.7 cm
60. If the volumes of a sphere and a cylinder of equal radius are same, then ratio of the radius and height of the cylinder will be
(a) 4 : 3
(b) 3 : 2
(c) 3 : 4
(d) 2 : 3
61. The length of two parallel chords of a circle are 6 cm and 8 cm . If the smaller chord is at a distance of 4 cm from the centre, the distance of the other chord from the centre is
(a) 5 cm
(b) 6 cm
(c) 4 cm
(d) 3 cm
62.The area of an isosceles trapezium is 176 cm² and the height is 2/11 th of the sum of its parallel sides. If the ratio of the length of the parallel sides be 4 : 7, then the length of a diagonal is
(a) √168 cm
(b) 2√147 cm
(c) √137 cm
(d) 2√137 cm
Directions (Q. Nos. 63 and 64) Various expenditures incurred by a publishing company for publishing a book in 2011 are given below. Study the chart and answer the questions.
63. Price of a book is 20% above cost price. If the marked price is Rs 180, then the cost of paper for a single copy, (in Rs) is
64. Royalty of a book is less than the printing cost by
(b) 33 1/3%
65. The ratio of age of two boys is 5 : 6. After 2 yr the ratio will be 7 : 8. The ratio of their ages after 12 yr will be
66. A train is moving at a speed of 80 km/h and covers a certain distance in 4.5 h. The speed of the train to cover the same distance in 4 h is
(a) 70 km/h
(b) 85 km/h
(c) 90 km/h
(d) 100 km/h
67. A can do a work in 20 days and B can do the same work in 30 days. In how many days can A and B together do the work?
68. The sides of a triangle are 16 cm, 12 cm and 20 cm. Find the area.
(a) 112 cm²
(c) 81 cm²
(d) 64 cm²
70.If 2 (cos²θ-sin²θ) = 1(θ is a positive acute angle), then cot θ is equal to
71. The length of the shadow of a vertical tower on level ground increases by 10 m when the altitude of the Sun changes from 45° to 30°. Then, the height of the tower is
(a) 10 (√3 + 1)m
(b)5(√3 + 1)m
(b)x + y + z
74. If in ΔABC, ∠ABC = 5 ∠ACB and ∠BAC = 3 ∠ACB, then ∠ABC is equal to
75. The average of 30 numbers is 40 and that of other 40 numbers is 30. The average of all the numbers is
Part IV General Awareness
76. Which of the following resources is renewable one?
(d) Natural Gas
77. Which angiosperm is vesselless?
78. The resistance of the human body (dry condition) is of the order of
(a) 101 Ohm
(b) 102 Ohm
79. Certain substances loose their electrical resistance completely at super low temperature. Such substances are called
(a) super conductors
(b) semi conductors
(d) perfect conductors
80. The section of the CPU that selects, interprets and monitors the execution of program instructions is
(b) Register unit
(c) Control unit
81.Who among the following introduced the world’s first laptop computer in the market?
(c) Laplink Travelling Software Inc
82. Brass contains
(a) copper and zinc
(b) copper and tin
(c) copper and silver
(d) copper and nickel
83. Which is the purest commercial form of iron?
(a) Pig iron
(c) Stainless steel
(d) Wrought iron
84. HIV often changes its shape due to the presence of an enzyme called
(a) reverse transcriptase
85. Fleming’s right hand rule is used to find the direction of the
(a) alternate current
(b) direct current
(c) induced current
(d) actual current
86. Soil erosion can be prevented by
(a) increasing bird population
(c) removal of vegetation
87. Natural sources of air pollution are
(a) forest fires
(b) volcanic eruptions
(c) dust storm
(d) smoke from burning dry leaves
88. Which of the following Genetically Modified vegetable is recently being made available in Indian market?
89. ‘Bull’s eye’ is used in the game of
90. Which one of the following is also known as solution?
(a) A compound
(b) A homogeneous mixture
(c) A heterogeneous mixture
(d) A suspension
91. RRBs are owned by
(a) Central Government
(b) State Government
(c) Sponsor Bank
(d) Jointly by all of these
92. The Monetary and Credit Policy is announced by which of the following?
(a) Ministry of Finance in Centre
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) State Bank of India
(d) Planning Commission of India
93. Pablo Picasso, the famous painter was
94. The most important feature of Cabinet system of Government is
(a) Individual responsibility
(b) Collective responsibility
(c) Responsibility to none
95. Who gave the idea of ‘Cabinet Dictatorship’?
96. The market in which loans of money can be obtained is called
(a) Reserve market
(b) Institutional market
(c) Money market
(d) Exchange market
97. Who built the Kailasanatha Temple at Ellora?
(a) Rajendra I
(b) Mahendra Varman I
(c) Krishna I
(d) Govinda I
98. The first translator of Mahabharta in Tamil was
99. Who was the greatest ruler of the Satavahanas?
(a) Satkarni I
(b) Gautamiputra Satkarni
100. India has been declared free from which influenza?
(a) Bird Flu
(c) Both of these
(d) None of these