SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 29
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 29
Part I General Intelligence
1. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
2. A is B’s sister and C is B’s mother. D is C’s father. E is D’s mother. How is A related to D?
3. 56 + 63 = 17 and 45 + 54 = 11, then what will be the value of 48 + 56 = ?
Directions (Q. Nos. 5 and 6) In the following questions, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
5. ELF A, GLHA, ILJA, ?, MLNA
6. 49, 7, 64, 8, ?, 13
7. A cyclist goes straight 7 km Eastwards, then turns right and goes straight 3 km and turns right again and goes straight 10 km. In which direction is he from the starting point?
8. There were 120 tigers in the sanctuary. 20% of them killed by unknown hunters, 50% of the remaining died in fire in the sanctuary. How many tigers are there in the sanctuary now?
Directions (Q. Nos. 9-11) In the following questions, select the related words/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
9.SOCIAL : OCIALS :: DRIVEN : ?
10.1/8: 1/64::1/16: 1/?
11.Embarrassed : Humiliated :: Frightened : ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 12-14) In the following questions, find the odd word letters/ numbers from the given alternatives.
(a) Year 2012
(b) Year 1998
(c) Year 2005
(d) Year 1997
15. Based on the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow/s for pursuing?
Statement Applicants to Standard 1st of school ‘X’, doubles every year; disproportionate to the capacity of the school.
Courses of Action
I. Close down the school immediately.
II. Increase the capacity of the school as early “as possible.
(a) Only the course of action I follows
(b) Only the course of action II follows
(c) Both courses of action I and II follows
(d) Neither course of action I nor II follows
16. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
1. Absorption 2. Digestion
3. Nutrition 4. Excretion
(c) 3, 4,2,1
(d) 3, 2,1,4
17. How many meaningful words of four or more letters can be formed from the letters of the word DIALOGUE?
(d) 8 or more
18. In the following question, letters and numbers are in accordance with a pattern. Discover the pattern and pick the correct answer from the answer choices.
Z 26_1_25 B 2 X_ _ 3
(a) A, Y 24, C
(b) B, X, 23, D
(c) Z, X, 21,D
(d) X, Y, Z, 22
19. In the following questions, find the missing number from the
20. A statement is given followed by two Inferences 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 inferences, if any, follow from the – given statement?
Statement “Electric supply in Anand colony will be cut tomorrow after 12 o’clock for three hours because repairing work will be carried out.”
I. Residents of Anand colony may use their electrical appliances before 12 o’clock tomorrow.
II. Residents of Anand colony need training for using electricity economically.
(a) Only inference I follows
(b) Only inference II follows
(c) Both the inferences follow
(d) None of the inferences follows
21. If MONKO is coded as 57637, then how KLJMN be coded in the same code?
22 . In a certain code, TRIPLE is written as SQHOKD. How is DISPOSE written in that code?
23.In the following question, which of the following venn diagrams best represent the relation between given classes? Fruits, Apples, Oranges
24. In the diagram given below which letter(s) represents the students who play cricket as well as football and hockey?
(a) S + T+U
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 2 to 6 respectively and that of Matrix II are numbered from 2 to 6 and 7 to 0 respectively. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., ‘H’ can be represented by 04,25, 32 etc. and ‘N’ can be represented by 21,40,59 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word YEAR.
(a) 23, 27,15, 61
(b) 16, 38,15, 30
(c) 34,31,32, 28
(d) 45, 50,36, 29
Part II English Language
Directions (Q.Nos. 26-30) Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A reason why people at school read books is to please their teacher. The teacher has said that this, that or the other is a good book and that it is a sign of good taste to enjoy it. So, a number of boys and girls, anxious to please their teacher, get the book and read it. Two or three of them may genuinely like it, for its own sake and be grateful to the teacher for putting it in their way. But many will not honestly like it or will persuade themselves that they like it. And that does a great deal of harm. The people who cannot like the book run the risk of two things happening to them, either they are put off the idea of the book-let us suppose the book was David Copperfield-either they are put off the idea of classical novels or they take a dislike to Dickens and decide firmly never to waste their time on anything of the sort again or they get a guilty conscience about the whole thing, they feel that they do not like what they ought to like and that therefore there is something wrong with them.
They are Quite mistaken, of course. There is nothing wrong with them. The mistake has all been on the teacher’s side. What has happened is that they have been shoved up against a book before they were ready for it. It is like giving a young child food only suitable for an adult. Result: indigestion, violent stomach-ache and a rooted dislike of that article of food evermore.
26. According to the author many boys and girls read books to
(a) win the favour of their teachers
(b) spend money in a useful way
(c) express their gratitude to their teachers
(d) show others that they are lovers of books
27. Indigestion and violent stomach-ache will be the result, if the child
(a) reads books not suitable for his age
(b) does not read any book
(c) is forced to eat food meant for adults
(d) is not taken to doctor regularly
28. ‘The mistake has been on the teacher’s side’. Here, the ‘mistake’ refers to
(a) making the children to please the teacher
(b) asking the children to read books which teachers do not like
(c) discouraging children from reading more books
(d) recommending than the bodes intended for adults
29. The writer says that teachers should
(a) prevent children from reading any book
(b) compel children to read moral stories
(c) stop compelling children to read books recommended by them
(d) carefully supervise what children read
30. The passage is about what
(a) we should do to make children read
(b) we should not do when we ask children to read
(c) teachers should teach in the classroom
(d) treatment is to be given for indigestion
Directions (Q,Nos. 31-33) Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given bold in the sentence.
31. She is paying through the nose for the car and flat.
(a) paying less than necessary
(b) paying too much
(c) paying the right amount
(d) paying reluctantly
32. What egged you on to become a social worker?
33. Out of the woods
(a) To cross the woodland
(b) To come out of a jungle
(c) To be out of a danger
(d) To be made of wood
Directions (Q.Nos. 34 and 35) In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q.Nos. 36-38) Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Directions (Q.Nos. 39 and 40) Choose die correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).
39. We must start now unless it will be too late.
(d) No improvement
40. The train had left before he has reached the station.
(b) will reach
(d) No improvement
Directions (Q.Nos. 41 and 42) Some sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word (s).
41. I am…. a movie.
42. She spent….. amount of money she had.
(c) the few
(d) the little
Directions (Q.Nos. 43 and 44) Find out the correctly spelt word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 45 and 46) Choose the one which can he substituted for the given words/sentence.
45. Stealing goods while shopping.
(d) Window- shopping
46.Place for keeping birds.
Directions (Q.Nos. 47-50) Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
History is an interesting subject but that which (47) history, properly so called, is in great part (48) from works on the subject. Only of late years have historians (49) giving us, in any considered Quantity, the truly valuable information. As in the past ages the (50) was everything and the people nothing.
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. The points are P (12, 5) and Q (-5, -12). Find the distance these points.
(a) 17√2 unit
(b) 18√2 unit
(c) 19√2 unit
(d) 15√/2 unit
52. What is the value of the expression
2 + √2 + 1/2+√2 +1/√2-2=?
53. x-1/x=a, then find the value of x³-1/x³.
(a)a³ + 3a²
(b)a³ + 3a
54. ABCD is a rhombus. A straight line through C cuts AD produced at P and AB produced at Q. If DP = 1/2 AB, then the ratio of the lengths of BQ and AB is
(a) 2 :1
(b) 1 : 2
(c) 1 :1
(d) 3 :1
55. The shadow of electric pole standing on a label ground grows 30 m longer as the Sun’s altitude (ie., angle of elevation) changes 60° to 30°. What is the height of the pole?
(a) 22.65 m
(b) 25.98 m
(c) 24.96 m
(d) 32.61 m
56. If 3 sec A – 2 cos B = √3 and ∠ B =30°, then the value of cos(A-B)is
57. If sinα sec(30°+α)=1 (0°<α<60°) , then the value of sinα+cos2α is
58. A sphere is melted to form a cylinder whose height is 4 1/2 times its radius. What is the ratio of the radius of sphere to cylinder?
59. Two parallel lines AB and CD are intersected by a transversal line EF at M and N respectively. The lines MP and NP are the bisectors of the interior ∠BMN and ∠DNM on the same side of the transversal. Then, ∠MPN is equal to
Directions (Q Nos. 60 and 61) Read the following graph carefully and answer the questions that follow.
60. The sum of the production of food gains in years 1982 and 1984 is equal to that in year
61. The difference of the production of food gains for the year 1981 and 1985 is
(a) 500 tonne
(b) 1000 tonne
(d) 10 tonne
62. A shopkeeper bought 80 kg of sugar at the rate of Rs 13.50 per kg. He mixed it with 120 kg of sugar costing Rs 16 per kg. In order to make a profit of 20%, he must sell the mixture at
(a)Rs 18per kg
(b)Rs 17 per kg
(c)Rs 16.40 per kg
(d)Rs 15 per kg
63. A merchant finds his profit as 20% of the selling price. His actual profit is
64. While working 7 h a day, A alone can complete a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. In what time would they complete it together, working 8 h a day?
(a) 3 days
(b) 4 days
(c) 2.5 days
(d) 3.6 days
65. The HCF of two numbers is 8. Which one of the following can never be their LCM?
66. A lawn is in the form of a rectangle having its sides in the ratio 2:3. The area of the lawn is 1/6 hectare. Find the length of the lawn.
(a) 60 m
(b) 40 m
(c) 50 m
(d) 70 m
67. In a right angled triangle with sides a and b and hypotenuse c, the altitude drawn on the hypotenuse is x. Then, which one of the following is correct?
(a)ab = cx
(b)ax = bc
(c)bx = ac
(d)ab = 2cx
68. At what per cent annum will Rs 3000 amount to Rs 3993 in 3 yr, if the interest is compounded annually?
69.If the income of Ram is 12 1/2% more than that of Shyam, the income of Shyam is less than that of Ram by
70. A can do a work in 15 days and B in 20 days, if they together work on it for 4 days, then the fraction of the work that is left is
71. A, B and C rent a pasture. A puts in 10 oxen for 7 months, B12 oxen for 5 months and C15 oxen for 3 months for grazing. If the rent of the pasture is Rs 175, then how much must C pay as his share of rent?
72. 800 chocolates Were distributed among the students of a class. Each student got twice as many chocolates as the number, of students in the class. The number of students in the class was
73. If the circumference of a circle increase from 4π to 8π, what change occurs in its area?
(a) It doubles
(b) It triples
(c) It quadruples
(d) It is halved
74. The volume of a right circular cylinder whose height is 40 cm and circumference of its. base is 66 cm, is
(a) 55440 cm³
(b) 3465 cm³
(c) 7720 cm³
(d) 13860 cm³
75.If tan(θ1 + θ2) = √3 and sec(θ1 – θ2) = 2/√3 then the value of sin2θ1 + tan3θ2 is equal to (assume that 0<θ1 – θ2 < θ1+ θ2 < 90°)
Part IV General Awareness
76. When and where was the All India Kisan Sabha formed?
77. Who was the founder of the city of Agra?
(a) Alauddirt Khalji
(b) Muhammad Tughlaq
(c) Firoz Tughlaq
(d) Sikander Lodi
78. When did the British make English the medium of instruction in India?
79. The minimum age of the member of Rajya Sabha is
(a) 25 yr
(b) 21 yr
(c) 30 yr
(d) 35 yr
80. How many members of the State Legislative Council are elected by the Assembly?
(a) 1/6th of the members
(b) 1/3 rd of the members
(c) 1/12 th of the members
(d) 5/6 th of the members
81. Which Schedule of the Indian Constitution details the territories of the State and Union Territories?
(a) Schedule I
(b) Schedule II
(c) Schedule III
(d) Schedule IV
82.Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha often face natural disasters due to
83. Which among the following statements is true regarding International Date Line?
(a) It is 100° Longitude
(b) It is a straight line
(c) It is a big circle
(d) It is a curved line beyond Earth
84. On which of the following planets water cycle is available?
85. Where is island of Man located?
(a) Between Northern Ireland and England
(b) Between France and England
(c) Between Malaysia and Indonesia
(d) Between Cuba and Jamaica
86. Angora wool is extracted from
87. RRBs are owned by
(a) Central Government
(b) State Government
(c) Sponsor Bank
(d) All of these
88. The Monetary arid 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
89. The biggest single-celled organism is
90. The colours of stars depend on their
(d) atmospheric pressure
91. Optical fibre works on the principle of
(d) total internal reflection
92. Name the branch of Zoology that deals with, the scientific study of animal behaviour.
93. ‘Barr body’is found in
(b) sertoli cells
(c) female somatic cells
(d) male somatic cells
94. Ink is prepared from
95. Formic acid is produced by
(a) white ants
(c) red ants
96. Radio Carbon Dating is used to estimate the age of
97. Which of the following pairs ft not correctly matched?
(a) Vitamin-B – Pyridoxine
(b) Vitamin-C – Ascorbic acid
(c) Vitamin-E – Alphatocopherol
(d) Vitamin-D – Sunshine
98. Rubber is a product of
99. DBMS used for building computer applications stands for
(a) Database Machine System
(b) Database Maintenance System
(c) Database Management System
(d) Database Micro System
100. Agha Khan Cup is related with which of the following sport event?
(c) Table Tennis