SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Practice Workbook – Practice Set 8
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Practice Workbook – Practice Set 8
Part I General Intelligence
1. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the given equation.
(a)÷ – = x
(b)x ÷ – =
(c)+ ÷ x =
(d)x = ÷ +
2. From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word?
3. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letters series shall complete it?
Directions (Q. Nos. 4-6) Select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives.
4. Interrupt: Speak :: ?
(a) Shout: Yell
(b) Intrude: Enter
(c) Interfere: Clash
(d) Telephone: Telegraph
5. BD : Cl:: DP : ?
6. 3 : 27 :: 4 : ?
Directions (Q. Nos. 7- 9)Select the-one which is different from the other three responses.
10. Arrange the following words according to English Dictionary.
1. Advertise 2. Admit 3. Addition 4. Adhesive
(a) 1,2, 3, 4
(b) 3, 4, 2, 1
(c) 3, 2, 4,1
11. Mathew told his friend Sham, pointing to a photograph, “Her father is the only son of my mother.” The photograph is of whom?
(a) Mathew’s niece
(b) Mathew s mother
(c) Mathew’s daughter
(d) Mathew’s sister
12. Find the wrong number in the given series
9, 14,19, 25, 32, 40
Directions (Q.Nos. 13 and 14) In questions a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
13. 225, 289, ?, 441
14. AZY, EXW, IVU, ?
15. 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 frets. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.
Statements All fruits are sweet.
All sweet things are not good for health.
I. All fruits are not good for health.
II. Some fruits are not good for health.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows
(d) I and II follow
Directions (Q.Nos. 16 and 17) Select the missing number from the given responses.
18.Kalpana travelled from point B straight to C, a distance of 8 ft. She turned left and walked 5 ft away. Again, she turned left and walked 7 ft and finally turned left and walked 5 ft. How far is she from the starting point?
(a) 3 ft
(b) 4 ft
(c) 1 ft
(d) 5 ft
19.A, B, C, D and E are standing in a line facing North. E is standing 40 m left to B. A is standing 20 m left to C. D is standing 20 m right to E and 50 m right to C. What is the distance between A and B?
(a) 70 m
(b) 80 m
20.Which one of the following diagrams best depicts the relationship among Nation, States and Districts?
21. If GRINDER is coded as 7654326, how is RENDER coded in that code?
22. If TALENT is written as LATENT, how EXOTIC can be written in that code?
23. A solid cube of 4 inches has been painted red, green and black on pair of opposite faces. It has been cut into one inch cubes. How many cubes have only one face painted?
24.In a group of five districts, Akbarpur is smaller than Fatehpur, Dhanbad is bigger than Palamu and Bara Bariki is bigger than Fatehpur but not as big as Palamu. Which district is the biggest?
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., A can be represented by 00, 13 and T can be represented by 56, 68, 89 etc. Identify the set for the Word. POET
(a) 56, 43, 32, 97
(b) 89, 43, 40,12
(c) 96, 02, 75, 10
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-28) 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 do my work__carefully to make mistakes
27. The cat and the dog have a___enemy in the rat.
28. He is very good___making stories.
Directions (Q. Nos. 29-31) In the following questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, your answer is (d).
29. Marconi assembled the radio.
(d) No improvement
30. He showed great kind to his friend.
(b) kind heart
(c) kind hearted
(d) No improvement
31. Prefer tea rather than coffee.
(d) No improvement
Directions (Q. Nos. 32-34) Choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q. Nos. 35-39) You have a passage with five questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
I used to have my meals at a vegetarian restaurant. Here I met Mr Albert West. We used to meet in this restaurant every evening and go out walking after dinner. Mr West was a partner in a small printing concern. He read my letter in the press about the outbreak of the plague and not finding me in the restaurant, felt uneasy. My co-workers and I had reduced our diet since the outbreak, as I had long made it a rule to go on a light diet during epidemics. In these days, I had therefore given up my evening dinner. Lunch also I would finish before the other guests arrived.
I knew the proprietor of the restaurant very well and I had informed him that, as I was engaged in nursing the plague patients, I wanted to avoid the contact of friends as much as possible. Not finding me in the restaurant for a day or two, Mr West knocked at my door early one morning just as I was getting ready to go out for a walk.
As I opened the door Mr West said : ‘I did not find you in the restaurant and was really afraid lest something should have happened to you’.
35. What did the speaker and Mr Albert West do every evening?
(a) Went walking and met at the restaurant for eating
(b) After eating, met at the restaurant to go for walking
(c) Met in the restaurant and went out walking after dinner
(d) Had dinner and walked in the restaurant
36. Why did the speaker not come to the restaurant?
(a) He wanted to contact all his friends
(b) He had decided to diet in order to lose weight
(c) He did not want to meet Mr Albert and was avoiding him
(d) He was taking care of plague patients
37. Mr Albert West was
(a) considering to become a partner of the printing press
(b) a partner in a small printing press
(c) a partner in a large printing press
(d) concerned about printing
38.Why did Mr Albert West knock at the speaker’s house?
(a) To go out walking with the speaker
(b) To make him a partner in the printing press
(c) To avoid contact with friends
(d) Because he was worried that something had happened to the speaker
39.Why was Mr West uneasy?
(a) Because he could not find the speaker in the restaurant
(b) He was concerned about the printing press
(c) He had eaten something in the restaurant
(d) He was avoiding his friends
Directions (Q. Nos. 40-42) In these questions four alternatives are suggested for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
40. A hard nut to crack
(a) a foolish search
(b) a difficult problem
(c) an easy question
(d) expensive thing
41. Hand and glove
(a) very difficult
(b) open enemy
(c) very intimate
(d) very rude
42. A lame excuse
(a) unsatisfactory explanation
(b) good explanation
(c) useless talk
(d) ill feelings
Directions (Q. Nos. 43-45) 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).
43. Each of these boys (a)/play games (b)/in the playground. (c)/No error (d)
44. Not one of his lectures (a)/have ever been (b)/ printed. (c)/No error (d)
45. Either Sohan or his friends (a)/is to be blamed (b)/for this mischief. (c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q. Nos. 46-48) In these questions choose the word similar in meaning to the given word.
(b) Day dream
Directions (Q. NOS. 49 and 50) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
49. Murder of a man.
50. Use of force or threats to get someone to agree to something,
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51.If a + b + c=0, then the value of 1/(a + b)(b + c) +1/(a + c)(b + a)+1/ (c + a)(c + b)
52.The radius of the base of a conical tent is 16 m. If 427 3/7 sq m canvas is required to construct the tent, then the slant height of die tent is (take π=22/7)
(a) 17 m
(b) 15 m
(c) 19 m
53.The curved surface area of a cylindrical pillar is 264 sq m and its volume is 924 cu m. The ratio of its diameter to height is
(a) 3 : 7
(b) 7 : 3
(c) 6 : 7
(d) 7 :6
54.If the average of x and 1/x(x ≠ 0) is M, then the average of x² and 1/x² is
(b) 1 – 2M
55. If 20% of (A + B) = 50% of B, then value of 2A-B/2A+B
56.A certain number when divided by 175 leaves a remainder 132. When the same number is divided by 25, the remainder is
57. If a,b, and c are real and a² + b² + c² =2 (a – b- c) – 3, then the value of 2a-3b + 4c is
58. If the work done by (x -1), men in (x +1) days is to the work done by (x + 2) men in (x -1) days are in the ratio 9:10, then the value of x is equal to
59. In a ΔABC, in centre is O and ∠BOC = 110°, then the measure of ∠BAC is
60. Alcohol and water in two vessels A and B are in the ratio 5 : 3 and 5: 4, respectively. In what ratio, the liquids in both the vessels be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel C in the ratio 7:5?
(b) 3 :2
(c) 3 : 5
(d) 2 : 5
61. If an exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral be 50°, then the interior opposite angle is
62. A shopkeeper gains Rs 56 on a toy after allowing 23% discount on its marked price. If his gain is 10%, then the marked price of the toy is
63. If cos²α + cos²β = 2, then the value of tan³α + sin5β is
64. ABCD is a rhombus whose side AB = 4 cm and ∠ABC = 120°, then the length of diagonal BD is equal to
(a) 1 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 4 cm
65. A person can row 7 1/2 km/h in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long throw up as to row down the river. The speed of the stream is
(a) 2 km/h
(b) 3 km/h
(c) 2 1/2 km/h
(d) 3 1/2 km/h
Directions (Q. Nos. 66-68) Study the graph and answer the questions.
66. What per cent of the demand of Company C is that of the Company B?
67. What is the difference between average demand and average production of the five companies taken together?
68. The average production of the Companies A, B, C and that of the Companies D, E are in the ratio
(b) 86 : 147
69. The price of a certain television set is discounted by 10% and the reduced price is then discounted by 10%. This series of successive discounts is equivalent to a single discount of
70. A shopkeeper bought pens at the rate of 7 for Rs 10 and sold them at a profit of 40%. How many pens would a customer get for Rs 10?
71. If the cost price of 10 articles is equal to the sales price of 16 articles, then the gain or loss per cent is
(a) 28% profit
(b) 37 1/2% profit
(c) 28% loss
(d) 37 1/2 % loss
72. If the difference between simple interest and compound interest on a certain sum of money for 3 yr at 10% per annum is Rs 31, the sum is
(a) Rs 500
(b) Rs 750
(c) Rs 1000
(d) Rs 1250
73. If (a-1)2+(b + 2)2+(c + 1)2 =0, then the value of 2a-3b+7c is
74. Acid and water are mixed in a vessel A in the ratio of 5 : 2 and in the vessel B in the ratio of 8 : 5. In what proportion should quantities be taken out from the two vessels so as to form a mixture in which the acid and water will be in the ratio of 9 : 4?
(b) 2 : 7
(c) 7 : 4
(d) 2 : 3
75. The average of x numbers is y and average of y numbers is x. Then, the average of all the numbers taken together is
(c)x2 + y2/x+y
Part IV General Awareness
76. Which of the following elements is not radioactive?
77. Which one of the following is not a line of demarcation between two countries?
(a) Raddiffe Line
(b) Durand Line
(c) International Date Line
(d) MacMahon Line
78. Which of the following supports particle nature of photons?
(a) Photoelectric effect
79. Which one of the following is opposite to democratic state?
80. Which state in India occupies the same ranking position in respect of area and population?
81. Gandhi’s concept of Trusteeship
(a) excludes legislative regulation of the ownership and use of wealth
(b) does not fix minimum of maximum income
(c) recognizes right or private ownership of property
(d) transforms the capitalistic society into an egalitarian one
82. Contour line is the imaginary line joining places of equal
83. Lake formed in a cut off river meander is called
(a) Ox-Bow Lake
(b) Crater Lake
(c) Playa Lake
(d) Meteoric Lake
84. ‘Closed Economy’ means
(a) economic policy not well defined
(b) a country having no imports and exports 4
(c) no provision for public sector
(d) no provision for private sector
85. The heaviest naturally occuring element is
86. Instrument used to study the behaviour of a vibrating string is
87. Indicate the correct arrangement for electromagnetic radiation in order of their increasing wavelength.
(a) Visible, infrared, microwave, x-rays
(b) x- rays, infrared, visible, microwave
(c) Microwave, infrared, visible, x-rays
(d) x-rays, visible, infrared, microwave
88. Haptens are
(d) incomplete antigens
89. The Gandhara art flourished under
(a) the Guptas
(b) the Mauryas
(c) the Kushans
(d) the Satavahanas
90. ‘Taxes on professions’ can be levied by
(a) by Panchayats only
(b) Union Government only
(c) State Government only
(d) Both by State and Union Government
91. Sulphur dioxide bleaches colouring matter by
92. Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for equal opportunities for all citizens in public employment?
(a) Article-20 4
93. Which of the following is an indirect tax?
(a) Wealth Tax
(b) Estate Duty
(c) Capital Gains Tax
(d) Excise Duty
94. Which of the following is not an operating system?
(a) Single user – Multitasking
(b) Multi user – Multitasking
(c) Multi user – Single tasking
(d) Single user – Single tasking
95. Wilting of plants occurs due to excessive
96. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Campaign was based in
97. The Aryans divided the life of a man into four
98. India’s first satellite ‘Aryabhatta’ was launched In
99. Shintoi is the native religion of
100. The book ‘Hot Milk’ has been authored by
(a) Arundhati Roy
(b) Nikunth Sharma
(c) Aravind Adiga
(d) Deborah Levy