SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 3
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 3
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-3) In the following questions, find the odd words/letters/ number pair from the given alternatives.
(a) Circle : Arc
(b) Line: Dot
(c) Hexagon: Angle
(d) Square: Line
Directions (Q. Nos. 4-6) In the following questions, select the related words/letters/number from the given alternatives.
4. Swimming : River :: Hiking : ?
5. HOPEFUL : LUFEPOH :: ETHNICITY : ?
6. 36 : 144 : : 49 : ?
7. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.
1. Genuine 2. Genesis 3. Gender 4. Gentle 5. General
(a) 4, 5, 3, 2, 1
(b) 1,5, 4, 3, 2
(c) 3, 5, 2, 4,1
(d) 2, 5, 3, 1,4
8. If – stands for ÷, + stands for x, ÷ stands for – and x stands for +, find out which one of the following is correct?
(a) 49 + 7 – 3 x 5 ÷ 8 = 20
(b) 49 – 7+ 3 ÷ 5 x 8=24
(c) 49 x 7 + 3 ÷ 5-8 = 16
(d) 49 ÷ 7 x 3 + 5 – 8=26
Directions (Q. Nos. 9 and 10) In the questions given below, a series is given, with one term/letters missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
9. V, VIII, XI, XIV, ?, XX
10. XGH, WIJ, VKL, UMN, ?
Directions (Q. Nos. 11 and 12) In the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
13. C is the mother of A and B. If D is the husband of B, what is C to D?
14. ’From the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
15. In the question given below, two statements are given followed by two Conclusions I and II. You have to consider the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow form the given statements.
Some buses are four wheelers.
All four wheelers are vans.
Conclusions I. Some vans are buses.
II. Some buses are vans.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Either Conclusion I or II follows
(d) Both Conclusions I and II follow
16. Prakash travelled 6 km Northward, then turned left and travelled 4 km, then turned left and travelled 6 km. How far was Prakash from the starting point?
(a) 10 km
17. How many educated people are employed?
18. K is more beautiful than Y. B is not as beautiful as Y. J is not as beautiful as B or Y. Whose beauty is in the least degree?
19. How many cubes are there in this diagram?
20. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
21. If A = 1, ACE = 9, then ART =?
22. If PARK is coded as 5394, SHIRT is coded as 17698 and ’ PANDIT is coded as 532068, how would you code NISHAR in that code language?
23. Five boys A, B, C, D and E are standing in a row. D is on the right of E. B is on the left of E, but on the right of A. D is on the left of C, who is standing on the extreme right. Who is standing in the middle?
24. 3 daily wage workers A, B and C are distributed Rs 178 in such a way that A gets Rs 4 less than C, B gets Rs 15 more than A and C get Rs 11 less than B. What is the ratio of their shares?
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., M can be represented by 14, 21 etc. and P can be represented by 59, 78 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word.
(a) 02, 58, 03, 86
(b) 40, 77, 34, 98
(c) 14, 89,22, 88
(d) 40, 58, 03, 56
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26 and 27) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 28 and 29) In these questions, choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q.Nos. 30-32) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can he substituted for the given words/sentence.
30. A remedy for all diseases.
31. The killing of a group of people.
32. That which is without opposition.
Directions (Q. Nos. 33-35) 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).
33. After a carefully investigation (a)/ we discovered (b)/ that the house was infested with termites, (c)/ No error (d)
34. The future of food companies (a)/seems quite secure (b)/ owed to ever-growing demand. (c)/No error (d)
35. The vaccine (a)/when hit the Indian market (b)/is dogged by controversy. (c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 36-45) 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.
Pythons are (36) non-venomous snakes found (37) in damp places or rocky ledges near marshes or in dense (38) They are considered to be the most primitive (39) the living snakes, (40) they retain the traces of hind limbs of a (41) era in the form (42) horny claw-like spurs, which are present (43) either side of (44) anus. These hind limbs are functionless (45) female pythons.
(a) by gone
Directions (Q. Nos. 46-48) In these questions, four alternatives are suggested for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the idom/phrase.
(a) to fail to stand
(b) to fail to realize
(c) to fail to maintain
(d) to fail to produce intended effect
47. Carry weight
(a) to carry burden
(b) carry the day
(c) be important
(d) carry through
48. To pass away
(a) to ignore
(b) walk past
Directions (Q. Nos. 49 and 50) Below are given sentences in active/ passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in passive/active voice.
49. People use computers for various purposes.
(a) Computers are being used by people for various purposes
(b) Computers have been used by people for various purposes
(c) Computers are used by people for various purposes
(d) Computers will be used by people for various purposes
50. The problem has been treated by numerous experts.
(a) Numerous experts have been treating the problem
(b) Numerous experts have treated the problem
(c) Numerous experts had been treating the problem
(d) Numerous experts treated the problem
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. A solid iron sphere of diameter 6 cm is melted and made to a hollow cylindrical pipe of external diameter 10 cm and of length 4 cm. The width of the sheet of pipe is
(a) 1 cm
(b) 2 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 4 cm
52. If the base of a right prism of 20 cm high is a rhombus whose diagonal are 14 cm and 18 cm, then the volume (in cm³) of the prism will be
53. The value of sin²1° + sin²3°+ sin²5°+…+ sin²87°+ sin²89° is
(b) 22 1/2
(d) 22 1/4
54. If cosθ + secθ = 2(0°≤θ ≤90°), then the value of cos 10θ +sec 11θ is
57. In two blends of mixed tea, the ratios of Darjeeling and Asom tea are 4 : 7 and 2 : 5. The ratio in which these two blends should be mixed to get the ratio of Darjeeling and Asom tea in the new mixture as 6 :13 is
(d) 22 : 35
58. A, B, C enter into a partnership with shares in the ratio 7/2, 4/3, 6/5 After 4 months, A increases his share by 50%. If the total profit at the end of the year was Rs 43200, then the B’s share in the profit is
(a) Rs 4200
(b) Rs 4800
(c) Rs 7200
(d) Rs 8000
59. Two trains, of same length, are running in parallel tracks in opposite directions with speed 65 km/h and 85 km/h, respectively. They cross each other in 6s. The length of each train is
(a) 100 m
60. The cost price of 18 articles is equal to the selling price of 15 articles. The gain is
61. If the graphs of 3x – 5y = -8 and 3x + 5y = 32 intersect at the point (p, q), then the value of p – q is
62. 50 persons can do a work in 12 days, working 6 h/day. 60 persons can do the same work in 8 days, working xh/day. The value of x is
(b) 7 1/2
(c) 5 2/3
63. A, B and C are three taps connected to a tank. A and B together can fill the tank in 6 h, B and C together can fill it in 10 h and A and C together can full it in 7 1/2 h. In how much time will C alone can fill the tank?
(a) 10 h
(b) 12 h
(c) 20 h
(d) 30 h
64. A circle is touching the side BC of ΔABC at P and is also touching AB and AC produced at Q and R, respectively. If AQ = 6 cm, then perimeter of ΔABC is
(a) 6 cm
(b) 10 cm
(c) 12 cm
65. The sum of two numbers is 528 and their HCF is 33. How many pairs of such numbers can be?
Directions (Q.Nos. 66 and 67) Study the following table.
66. The increase in the number of candidates qualified under Engineering discipline from 2009 to 2010 was
67. The number of candidates qualified in Science discipline was the lowest in the year
68. A shopkeeper blends two varieties of tea costing Rs 18 and Rs 13 per 100 g in the ratio 7:3. He sells the blended variety at the rate of Rs 18.15 per 100 g. His percentage gain in the transaction is
69. A invests Rs 64000 in a business. After few months B joined him with Rs 48000. At the end of year, the total profit was divided between them in the ratio 2:1. After how many months did B join?
70. A got 30% concession on the label price of an article sold for Rs 8750 with 25% profit on the price he bought. The label price was
71. The cost price of a book is Rs 150. At what price should it be sold to gain 20%?
(a) Rs 180
(b) Rs 100
(c) Rs 80
(d) Rs 120
72. If books bought at prices ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 300 are sold at prices ranging from Rs 250 to Rs 350, what is the greatest possible profit that might be made in selling 15 books?
(a) Rs 750
(b) Rs 4250
(c) Rs 3000
(d) Cannot be determined
73. A sum becomes Rs 2916 in 2 yr at 8% per annum compound interest. The simple interest at 9% per annum for 3 yr on the same amount will be
(a) Rs 675
(b) Rs 650
(c) Rs 625
(d) Rs 600
74. The length and breadth of a rectangle sue doubled. Percentage increase in area is
75. If the sum of the digits of any integer lying between 100 and 1000 is subtracted from the number, the result always is
(a) divisible by 2
(b) divisible by 9
(c) divisible by 5
(d) divisible by 6
Part IV General Awareness
76.How many fundamental duties are there in our Indian Constitution?
77.In which year was Anti-Defection Bill passed by the Indian Parliament?
78.1917 is known for
(a) End of the World War I
(b) The Russian Revolution
(c) Battle of Trafalgar
(d) Battle of Waterloo
79.What is meant by ‘Capital Gain’?
(a) Appreciation in the money value of assets
(b) Additions to the capital invested in a business
(c) Part of profits added to the capital
(d) None of the above
80.Which of the schemes of the Government of India makes Indian cities free from slums?
(a) Rajiv Awas Yojana
(c) Indira Awas Yojana
(d) Central Rural Sanitation Programme
81.Indian economy is a
(a) capitalistic economy
(b) centralized economy
(c) mixed economy
(d) communistic economy
82.Who is called the ‘Father of Economics’?
(a) Adam Smith
(b) Alfred Marshall
(c) Max Muller
(d) Karl Marx
83.The longest river in the world is
84.The harmful substances produced by the microbes are known as
85.For immediate energy production in cells, one should take
(a) vitamin C
86.In human body, ligaments are made up of
(a) yellow fibres only
(b) yellow fibres and muscle fibres
(c) white fibres and some yellow elastic fibres
(d) white fibres only
87.Which one of the following types of malaria is pernicious malaria?
88. Who wrote the book ‘Systems Naturae’?
89. The first to invade India were the
90. Niyamgiri hill is located in Kalahandi district of
(d) Paschim Banga
91. Which one of the following contains maximum percentage of carbon?
(a) Wrought iron
(b) High speed steel
(c) Cast iron
(d) Stainless steel
92. If a body moves with a constant speed in a circle
(a) no acceleration is produced in it
(b) its velocity remains constant
(c) no work is done on it
(d) no force acts on it
93. The waves used in sonography are
(a) sound waves
(b) ultrasonic waves
(c) micro waves
(d) infra-red waves
94. International Literacy Day is observed on which one of the following days every year?
(a) 28th March
(b) 18th September
(c) 8th September
(d) 18th March
95. Who among the following Mughal rulers has been called the ‘Prince of Builders’?
(a) Shah Jahan
96. An earthquake is also known as
(d) None of these
97. Our atmosphere is divided into ___layers.
98. Lungs of a plant are
99. Who has authored the book titled ‘Narendra Modi : A Political Biography’?
(a) Jeffrey Dell
(b) Kingsley Amis
(c) Andy Marino
(d) David Irving
100. Incredible India Tourism hr ors Summit 2016 is held as a platform for investors across the globe in which city?
(a) New Delhi