SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 24
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SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 24
Part I General Intelligence
1. Substitute the arithmetical signs in place of * in the following equation.
7*7*2*1 = 12
(a) x, -, ÷
(c) x,-, +
(d) +, x, –
2.Which of the following figure represents the relationship among Dog, Cat and Pet?
Directions (Q.Nos. 3-5) Select the related letters/ words/numbers from the given alternatives.
3. 6 : 11 :: 11 : ?
4. Sty: Pig:: Byre : ?
5. ADBC : EHFG :: ELJK : ?
6. 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 it’s row and next by it’s column, e.g., A can be represented by 01,14 etc., and E can be represented by 55, 66 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word ORGAN.
(a) 67, 22, 31, 58, 22
(b) 86, 40, 23,14, 96
(c) 98, 03, 44, 22, 58
7. In a certain code language 481 means ‘sky is blue’, 246 means ‘sea is deep’ and’698 means ‘sea looks blue’. What number is the code for ‘blue’?
Directions (Q.Nos. 8-10) Select the one which is different from the other three responses.
(a) 25, 36
(d) 9, 64
11. What is the missing number?
12. M is the son of P, Q is the grand daughter of O who is the husband of P. How is M related to O?
13. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. IMPASSIONABLE
14. A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
8, 24, 12, ? , 18, 54
15. Arrange the following in a meaningful/ logical order.
1. Exhaust 2. Night 3. Day 4. Sleep 5. Work
(a) 1,3, 5, 2, 4
(b) 3, 5,1,4,2
(c) 3,5,1,2, 4
(d) 3, 5, 2,1,4
16. Which number is wrong in the given series?
1,9, 25,50, 81
17. If the day before yesterday was Sunday, what day will it be three days after the day after tomorrow?
18. A bus leaves Delhi with half the number of women as men. At Meerut, ten men get down and five women get in. Now, there are equal number of men and women. How many passengers boarded the bus initially at Delhi?
19. Find out a set of numbers amongst the four sets of numbers given in the alternatives, which is the most similar to the numbers given in the question.
Given (6, 30, 90)
(a) 6, 42, 86
(b) 7, 42, 218
(c) 6, 24, 70
(d) 8, 48,192
20. Arrange the following words according to the dictionary.
1. Inventory 2. Involuntary 3. Invisible 4. Invariable 5. Investigate
(b) 4,5, 1,3,2
(c) 2, 5, 4, 1,3
(d) 4, 1,5, 3, 2
21. If HOSPITAL is written as 32574618 in a certain code, how would POSTAL be written in that code?
22. If SPARK is coded as TQBSL, what will be the code for FLAME?
23. Two statements are 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 are to decide which of the given conclusions can definitely be drawn from the given statements.
Statements Some men are good. Some men are wise.
Conclusions I. Some wise men are good.
II. Some good men are wise.
(a) Neither I nor II follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only I follows
(d) Both I and II follow
24. If you start running from a point towards North and after covering 4 km you turn to your left and run 5 km and then again turn to your left and run 5 km and then turn to left again and run another 6 km and before finishing you take another left turn and runs 1 km. From the finishing point if you have to reach the point from where you started, in which direction will you have to run?
25. There are five friends — Sachin, Kamal, Mohan, Arun and Ram. Sachin is shorter than Kamal, but taller than Ram. Mohan is the tallest. Arun is a little shorter than Kamal and a little taller than Sachin. Who is the second tallest?
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-28) In the following questions, four words spelt word are given, out of which only one word is wrongly spelt Find the wrongly
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.___of defence personnel would be given transfers to their place of choice.
33. Sachin was standing___me.
34. My sister and___are pleased to accept your invitation.
(d) I myself
Directions (Q. Nos. 35-39) 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. .
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the kingdom’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along, carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road, After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
The peasant learned what many others never understand : Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition.
35. … attempted to remove the huge rock from the roadway.
(a) The king
(b) The peasant
(c) The courtier
(d) The merchant
36. The … did not blame the king for not keeping the rods clear.
37. The peasant succeeded to push die huge rock away from the road
(a) after many failed attempts
(b) after the first attempt
(c) after a few attempts
(d) after no attempt
38. The note from the king stated that the gold was for
(a) any Peasant who would remove the boulder from the roadway
(b) any person who would remove the boulder from the roadway
(c) any merchant who would remove the boulder from the roadway
(d) any courtier who would remove the boulder from the roadway
39. The peasant removed the boulder….
(a) because he knew something about the reward
(b) because he was forced to
(c) without expecting anything in return
(d) sensing that the king was watching
Directions (Q.Nos. 40-49) 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.
A man can be physically (40) within stone walls and iron bars. His (41) of movement and action may thus, be (42) But his mind and spirit will (43) remain free. His hopes and (44) ideals and ambitions will still remain with him. (45) tyranny or oppression can (46) the lover of liberty. The cruelty of the British (47) increased the zeal and (48) of the freedom fighters. No prison, no oppression can ever (49) the invincible spirit of man.
50. 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.
He said to me, “I grew these carrots myself.”
(a) He told me that I grew these carrots myself
(b) He told me that he grew these carrots himself
(c) He told me that he had grown those carrots himself
(d) He told me that he grew those carrots himself
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51.If x=√5-√3/√5+√3 and y=√5+√3/√5-√3,then the value of x²+xy+y²/x²-xy+y²=?
52. If the discount of 10% is given on the marked price of a radio, the gain is 20%. If the discount is increased to 20%, the gain is
(c) 6 1/4%
(d) 6 2/3%
Directions (Q.Nos. 53-55) Study the chart and answer the questions.
The Income of a State Under Different Heads is Given in the Following Pie-chart
53. If the total income in a year be Rs 733 crore, then the income (in Rs crore) from ‘Income tax’ and ‘Excise duty’ is
54. The central angle of the sector representing income tax is
55. If the income from the market tax in a year be Rs 165 crore, then the total income from other sources is (in Rs crore)
56. A and B together can do a piece of work in 30 days. B and C together can do it in 20 days. A starts the work and works on it for 5 days, then B takes up and works for 15 days. Finally C finishes the work in 18 days. The number of days in which C alone can do the work when doing it separately is
57. A circular swimming pool is surrounded by a concrete wall 4m wide. If the area of the concrete wall surrounding the pool is 11/25 that of the pool, then the radius (in m) of the pool is
58. Ram deposited a certain sum of money in a company at 12% per annum simple interest for 4 yr and deposited equal amount in fixed deposit ion a bank for 5 yr at 15% per annum simple interest. If the difference in the interest from two sources is Rs 1350, then the sum deposited in each case is
59. Hie speed of a boat in still water is 6 km/h and the speed of the stream is 1.5 km/h. A man rows to a place at a distance of 22.5 km and comes back to the starting point. The total time taken by him is
(a) 10 h
(b) 4 h 10 min
(c) 6 h 10 min
(d) 8 h
60. A dealer sold a bicycle at a profit of 10%. Had he brought the bicycle at 10% less price and sold it at a price Rs 60 more, he would have gained 25%. The cost price of the bicycle was
61. If two numbers are in the ratio 2 :3 and the ratio becomes 3: 4 when 8 is added to both the numbers,’then the sum of the two numbers is
62. A librarian purchased 50 story-books for his library. But he saw that he could get 14 more books by spending Rs 76 more and the average price per book would be reduced by Rs 1. The average price (in Rs) of each book he bought, was
63. The percentage of metals in a mine of lead ore is 60%. Now the percentage of silver is 3/4% of metals and the rest is lead.If the mass of ore extracted from this mine is 8000 kg, the mass (in kg) of lead is
64. Average weight of 3 men A,B,C is 84 kg. Another man D joins the group and the average now becomes 80 kg. If another man E whose weight is 3kg more than that of D replaces A, then the average weight of B,C,D and E becomes 79 kg. The weight of A (in kg) is
65. If x = z = 225 and y = 226, then the value of x³ + y³ + z³ – 3xyz
66. The area of the triangle formed by the graphs of the equations x = 4, y = 3 and 3x + 4y = 12 is
(a) 4 sq units
(b) 12 sq units
(c) 6 sq units
(d) 3 sq units
67. Two towers A and B have lengths 45 m and 15 m, respectively. The angle of elevation from the bottom of the B tower to the top of the A tower is 60°. If the angle of elevation from the bottom of the A tower to the top of the B tower is θ, then value of sin θ, is
68. A dealer buys an article listed at Rs 100 and gets successive discounts of 10% and 20%. He spends 10% of the cost price on transportation. At what price should he sell the article to earn a profit of 15%?
69. Two alloys contain tin and iron in the ratio of 1:2 and 2:3. If the two alloys are mixed in the proportion of 3 : 4 respectively (by weight), the ratio of tin and iron in the newly formed alloy is
(a) 13: 22
(b) 14 : 25
(c) 10 : 21
(d) 12 : 23
70. A shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% on the marked price of a camera. Marked price of the camera, which costs him Rs 600, to make a profit of 20% should be
(a) Rs 800
(b) Rs 700
(c) Rs 650
(d) Rs 750
71. Find the value of tan4° tan43° tan47° tan86°.
72. Two chords of length a unit and b unit of a circle make angles 60° and 90° at the centre of a circle respectively, then the correct relation is
(a) b = √3a
(c)b = √2a
(d)b = 3/2 a
73. The measure of an angle whose supplement is three times as large as its complement, is
74. If a clock started at noon, then the angle turned by hour hand at 3:45 pm is
(a) 104 1°/2
(b) 117 1°/2
(c) 971 1°/2
(d) 112 1°/2
75. A 10 m long ladder is placed against a wall. It is inclined at an angle of 30° to the ground. The distance (in m) of the foot of the ladder from the wall is (Given,√3 = 1.732)
Part IV General Awareness
76. The famous economist Thomas Robert Malthus, in his views regarding population, is
(b) partly optimistic and partly pessimistic
(d) None of the above
77. Which one of the following dynasties established an independent rule in Bijapur?
(b) Nizam Shahi
78. The immunity caused by the B-lymphocytes is called
(a) Sterile immunity
(b) Acquired Immunity
(c) Cellular Immunity
(d) Humoral Immunity
79. Humayun was driven out of Hindustan in 1540 AD after the battle of
80. Nag Tiba and Mahabharat ranges are included in
(c) Greater Himalayas
(d) Lesser Himalayas
81. Pink mould is the common name for
82. Fungi that grow on bark are said to be
83. To an astronaut in space the sky will appear to be
84. On a rainy day, small oily films on water show brilliant colours. This is due to
85. Natural radioactivity was discovered by
(b) Marie Curie
(c) Henri Becquerel
(d) Enrico Fermi
86. Rainbow formation is due to
(a) absorption of sunlight by water droplets
(b) diffusion of sunlight through water droplets
(c) ionisation of water droplets
(d) refraction and reflection of sunlight by water droplets
87. The part of root involved in water absorption is
(a) zone of elongation
(b) zone of root cap
(c) zone of cell division
(d) zone of root hairs
88. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(b) Sumatra Storm—Malaysia
(c) Kajan River—Borneo
(d) Dekke Toba Fish—Brazil
89. Cactus is referred to as
90. Which of the following statements is correct?
(a) Mahadeo hills are in the West of Maikala hills
(b) Mahadeo hills are the part of Karnataka Plateau
(c) Mahadeo hills are in the East of Chhotanagpur Plateau
(d) Mahadeo hills are the part of Aravalli ranges
91. Who among the following introduced the world’s first laptop computer in the market?
(c) Laplink Travelling Software Inc
92. ‘Bull’s eye’ is used in the game of
93. The cells which are closely associated and interacting with guard cells are
(a) Transfusion tissue
(b) Complementary cells
(c) Subsidiary cells
(d) Hypodermal cells
94. Which of the following method is not used in determining National Income of a country?
(a) Income Method
(b) Output Method
(c) Input Method
(d) Investment Method
95. What does the letter ‘e’ denotes in the term ‘e-banking’?
96. As per newspapers report what per cent of Government stake will be disinvested in Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. (RINL)?
97. The law of Increasing Returns means
(a) increasing cost
(b) decreasing cost
(c) increasing production
(d) increasing income
98. Which one of the following was the book written by Amoghvarsha, the Rashtrakuta King?
(b) Ganitasara Samgraha
99. Multan was named by the Arabs as
(a) City of Beauty
(b) City of Wealth
(c) City of Gold
(d) Pink City
100. Who has been appointed as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court On September 22, 2016?
(a) Girish Chandra Gupta
(b) M. Shantanagoudar
(c) Satish Kumar Agnihotri
(d) Tinlianthang Vaiphei
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