**SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 09 November, 2014 (2nd Shift)**

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**SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 09 November, 2014 (2nd Shift)**

**Part I General Intelligence **

**Directions (Q. Nos. 1-3) In the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.**

**1.**

(a) 20

(b) 33

(c) 37

(d) 70

**2.**

(a) 22

(b) 24

(c) 25

(d)28

**3.**

(a) 36

(b) 117

(c) 52

(d) 26

**4.** Ram and Shyam started from a fixed place. Ram moves 3 km to the North and turns right, then walks 4 km. Shyam moves towards West and walks 5 km, then turns to right and walks 3 km. How far Ram is from Shyam?

(a) 13 km

(b) 16 km

(c) 9 km

(d) 10 km

**5.** Which one is true?

1. All players are not tall.

2. All basket ball players are tall.

3. All tall people are players.

4. Some players are tall.

(a) 4

(b) 3

(c) 2

(d) 1

**6.** One statement is given followed by two Assumptions, 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 assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement. Indicate your answer.

Statement All the people in Kerala are literate.

Assumptions

I. People of Kerala are well educated and cultured, II. People of Kerala are hard working and sincere.

(a) Only I is implicit

(b) Only II is implicit

(c) Both I and II are implicit

(d) Neither I nor II is implicit

**7.** A student walked out from the classroom towards the library. She went first to the canteen on the left side, 24 ft away. After a cup of tea, took a right turn and went to the laboratory 13 ft away. She, then went to the Physics block, 15 ft to the left. She talked to a friend, in the garden 3 ft on the left and continued walking in the same direction to the library, 10 ft more. What was the actual distance between the library and the classroom?

(a) 42 ft

(b) 65 ft

(c) 39 ft

(d) 34 ft

**Directions (Q. Nos. 8-14) In the following questions, select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives.**

**8.** India : Mango :: New Zealand : ?

(a) Apples

(b) Kiwi

(c) Grapes

(d) Bananas

**9.** Christmas :?::?: Biryani

(a) Christian, Muslim

(b) Cashew, Rice

(c) Jesus, Ramzan

(d) Cake, Id-ul-Fitre

**10.** VZS : EAH :: ?: JFM : ?

(a) QSM

(b) NUQ

(c) QUN

(d) QNU

**11.** HJLN : PRTV : : BDFH : ?

(a) JMOR

(b) JLNP

(c) KLOR

(d) JKOR

**12.** DLOC : ECI: : T0H : ?

(a) EET

(b) EAT

(c) AET

(d) ETA

**13.** 42 : 20 : : 64:?

(a) 31

(b) 32

(c) 40

(d) 42

**14.** Ravishankar : Sitar :: Bismillah Khan : ?

(a) Sarod

(b) Santoor

(c) Shehnai

(d) Flute

**Directions (Q- Nos. 15 and 16) In the following questions, choose the numbers similar to the group of numbers given.**

**15.** 536, 428, 365

(a) 358

(b) 435

(c) 624

(d) 266

**16.** 580, 265, 373

(a) 366

(b) 490

(c) 428

(d) 383

**Directions (Q. Nos. 17-23) In the following questions, find the odd numbersAetters/number pair from the given alternatives.**

**17.**

(a) NOTA

(b) NATO

(c) NASA

(d) NAM

**18.**

(a) Diamond

(b) Gold

(c) Silver

(d) Platinum

**19.**

(a) GHI

(b) PRS

(c) UVW

(d) ABC

**20.**

(a) 45, 6, 7

(b) 15, 3,4

(c) 35,5,6

(d) 23, 4, 5

**21.**

(a) 725

(b) 840

(c) 632

(d) 475

**22.**

(a) 64-36

(b) 75-35

(c) 57-43

(d) 39-61

**23.**

(a) Orange

(b) Apple

(c) Lemon

(d)Grapes

**Directions (Q. Nos. 24 and 25) Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words?**

**24.**

1. Type

2. Print

3. Open

4. Save

5. Close

(a) 3, 4,1,2, 5

(b) 3, 5, 4, 2, 1

(c) 3,1,4, 2,5

(d) 3,2,1,4,5

**25.**

1. Evaluation

2. Presentation

3. Recap

4. Aim announcement

5. Motivation

(a) 1,2, 5,3, 4

(b) 5,2,1,4,3

(c) 5,4, 2, 3,1

(d) 2,1,3, 4, 5

**26.** In the following question letters are skipped between by following a particular rule. Which of the following series observes the rule?

(a) BDFIJ

(b) DGJLM

(c) BDHPF

(d) ACFHJ

**27.** Which one is different from the rest three?

(a) Polar Bear

(b) Penguin

(c) Seal

(d) Tiger

**28.** Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? _ab_b_bc_ca_

(a) accbb

(b) abcca

(c) cacab

(d) abacb

**29.** Select the odd word

(a) Compress

(b) Condense

(c) Concise

(d) Convert

**Directions (Q. Nos. 30-34) In the following questions, choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.**

**30.** KKM, LLN, MMO, NNP, OOQ, P?

(a) PQ

(b) ST

(c) QV

(d) PR

**31.** 30, 24, 19, 15, 12, ?

(a) 6

(b) 8

(c) 10

(d) 11

**32.** 2, 7, 17, 32, 52, 77, ?

(a) 107

(b) 91

(c) 101

(d) 92

**33.** 30, 28, 23, 21, ?

(a) 15

(b) 16

(c) 18

(d) 20

**34.** ACE, BDF, GIK, ?

(a) LJH

(b) ZYX

(c) HJL

(d) KLM

**35.** In a zoo, there are Rabbits and Pigeons,. If heads are counted, there are 200 and if legs are counted, there are 580. How many pigeons are there?

(a) 90

(b) 100

(c) 110

(d) 120

**36.** From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word FRAGMENT

(a) RAGE

(b) TEAR

(c) MEAN

(d) RACE

**37.** If DEVELOPMENT is written as 45853106572, how ENVELOPE can be written in that code?

(a) 57851305

(b) 57853105

(c) 57835105

(d) 57850135

**38.** If MARCH is coded as PXUZK, what will be the code of APRIL?

(a) DMUFO

(b) DSULO

(c) ZKIRO

(d) ZKRIO

**39.** If A denotes +, B denotes – and C denotes x, then (10 C 4) A (4 C 4) B 6 is equal to

(a) 46

(b) 50

(c) 55

(d) 58

**40.** What sign should be changed to make the equation 5 + 6 – 3 – 12 x 2 = 17 correct?

(a) +

(b) +, x

(c) -,+

(d) None of these

**41.** If 10 boys walk 10 km in 10 days, then how many days it will take for 3 boys to walk 10 km?

(a) 1

(b) 3

(c) 6

(d) 10

**42.** How many rectangles are there in the given figure?

(a) 6

(b) 4

(c) 8

(d) 10

**43.** From (the answer figures, select the one which can be formed from the components given in the question figure.

**Directions (Q. Nos. 44 and 45) In the following question identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among classes given below.**

**44.** Govt. Servants, Lecturers, Doctors

**45.** M. K. Gandhi, Umesh Chandra Bandhopadhyay, Jatin Das and Surya Sen

**46.** Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?

**47.** Which of the answer figures is embedded in the question figure?

**48.** A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

**49.** Identify the alternative which resemble the mirror-image of the given word.

SECRETARY

**50.** 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 numberd 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 00,11, 20 etc. and P can be represented by 59,68,75 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word LOAD.

(a) 55,42,86,03

(c) 89,86,11,99

(b) 66,40,31,13

(d) 76,95,20,32

**Part II English Language **

**Directions (Q. Nos. 51-55) In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.**

**51.** Through the reporter’s efforts, many unknown facts have __come to light.__

(a) ignited

(b) flared up

(c) brightened

(d) been revealed

**52.** I do not __see eye to eye with__ you in this matter.

(a) to give a correct decision

(b) to obtain suitable punishment

(c) to have the same eyesight

(d) to have the same opinion

**53.** The boy was __in Dutch__ with his friends.

(a) in love

(b) in good terms

(c) in awe

(d) in trouble

**54.** Their attempt to get back the stolen necklace became a __wild goose chase.__

(a) wise decision

(b) useless search

(c) timely action

(d) delayed action

**55.** The departmental store is open __around the clock.__

(a) at different timings

(b) early morning

(c) day and night

(d) throughout the afternoon

**Directions (Q- Nos. 56-60) In the following questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case ‘No improvement’ is needed, your answer is (d)**

**56.** Have you ever been __in__ New York?

(a) at

(b) to

(c) with

(d) No improvement

**57.** Wave after wave __surrounded__ the tower.

(a) engulfed

(b) circled

(c) encircled

(d) No improvement

**58.** It is quite tough to __declare__ which candidate will win the presidential election.

(a) predict

(b) augur

(c) portend

(d) No improvement

**59.** Transcoding __has one of the items__ in the new syllabus.

(a) is one of the items

(b) has one of the item

(c) is one of the item

(d) No improvement

**60.** She does not tell lies,__ does not she?__

(a) is not she?

(b) does she?

(c) did not she?

(d) No improvement

**Directions (Q- Nos. 61-65) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.**

**61.** The headmaster brought back to mind the outstanding achievements of the school.

(a) Remembered

(b) Reminded

(c) Reminisced

(d) Recalled

**62.** Lack of feeling

(a) Empathy

(b) Apathy

(c) Sympathy

(d) Pity

**63.** Accidental good fortune

(a) Serendipity

(b) Good luck

(c) Chance

(d) Fluke

**64.** Short speech or poem given at the end of a play or a book

(a) Epilogue

(b) Epigram

(c) Epitaph

(d) Epicure

**65.** A person who drive our motor cars

(a) Driver

(b) Chauffeur

(c) Conductor

(d) Lift-operator

**Directions (Q- Nos. 66-70) In the following questions, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.**

**66.**

(a) Narsicissism

(b) Narcicicism

(c) Narcissism

(d) Narcisism

**67.**

(a) Seige

(b) Pharoah

(c) Laison

(d) Portuguese

**68.**

(a) Acoustics

(b) Accoustics

(c) Acusticts

(d) Accuoustics

**69.**

(a) Repertoire

(b) Repartoire

(c) Repertwah

(d) Repertiore

**70.**

(a) Necesary

(b) Neccesarry

(c) Necesarry

(d) Necessary

**Directions (Q- Nos. 71-80) In the following passages, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.**

**Passage**

The other day I visited a refugee (71) where the victims (72) the Gujarat Earthquake (73) in very (74) conditions. I was particularly (75) by an old woman who was determined to give (76) grandchildren a better future. She (77) a strong and (78) woman who even after the (79) of her own children undertook such a journey through life and never felt weak or broken but was an (80) for all.

**71.**

(a) house

(b) camp

(c) home

(d) nest

**72.**

(a) of

(b) to

(c) in

(d) at

**73.**

(a) was living

(b) are living

(c) were living

(d) have lived

**74.**

(a) apathetic

(b) sympathetic

(c) pathetic

(d) empathetic

**75.**

(a) cornered

(b) collected

(c) worked

(d) moved

**76.**

(a) his

(b) her

(c) its

(d) their

**77.**

(a) were

(b) had

(c) was

(d) is

**78.**

(a) courageous

(b) continuous

(c) ruinous

(d) careful

**79.**

(a) life

(b) death

(c) motionless

(d) captivated

**80.**

(a) happiness

(b) determination

(c) motivation

(d) inspiration

**Directions (Q. Nos. 81-85) In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b),(c). If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (d) i.e., ‘No error.**

**81.** Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia (a)/ each have parts to play (b)/ in the development of Africa. (c)/No error (d)

**82.** In these days of inflation (a)/ a ten rupees note will not buy you (b)/ even an ordinary meal, (c)/ No error (d)

**83**. Most of my friends (a)/ heard the earthquake (b)/ but I was totally unaware of it. (c)/ No error (d)

**84.** He walks (a)/ as if the Earth (b)/ belonged to him. (c) / No error (d)

**85.** The United Nations (a)/ enquired for (b)/ a cease fire, (c)/ No error (d)

**Directions (Q- Nos. 86-90) 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.**

**86.** Communism and Socialism have always __the sermons of economic equality.

(a) said

(b) instructed

(c) preached

(d) obeyed

**87.** Robert__Ali of his support.

(a) assure

(b) ensured

(c) insured

(d) assured

**88.** The students are told to__these words in the dictionary.

(a) look down

(b) lookup

(c) look into

(d) look after

**89.** Rama took his__for the wrong done to him.

(a) avenge

(b) vengeance

(c) revenge

(d) ravage

**90.** Students are not prepared___that kind of question.

(a) to

(b) with

(c) for

(d) on

**Directions (Q. Nos. 91-95) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses ****the meaning of the given word.**

**91.** Guile

(a) Cunning

(b) Careful

(c) Careless

(d) Greedy

**92.** Futility

(a) Uselessness

(b) Insignificance

(c) Irrelevance

(d) Unimportance

**93.** Sham

(a) Real

(b) Genuine

(c) Authentic

(d) Fake

**94.** Arduous

(a) Troublesome

(b) Gloomy

(c) Difficult

(d) Perilous

**95.** Jealous

(a) Interested

(b) Hatred

(c) Envied

(d) Admired

**Directions (Q.Nos. 96-100) In the following questions. choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.**

**96**. Traditional

(a) Avant-garde

(b) Present

(c) Unusual

(d) Fresh

**97.** Turbulent

(a) Harmony

(b) Gusty

(c) Calm

(d) Windy

**98.** Profuse

(a) Sparse

(b) Miserly

(c) Brief

(d) Immoderate

**99.** Mitigate

(a) Appease

(b) Enhance

(c) Allay

(d) Relieve

**100.** Prudent

(a) Dunce

(b) Silly

(c) Foolish

(d) Careless

**Part III Quantitative Aptitude **

**101.** Two equal maximum sized circular plates are cut off from a circular paper sheet of circumference 352 cm. Then, the circumference of each circular plate is

(a) 176 cm

(b) 150 cm

(c) 165 cm

(d) 180 cm .

**102.** If a+b+c= 0, then the value of (a + b – c)^{2} + (b + c – a)^{2} + (c + a – b) is

(a) 0

(b) 8abc

(c) 4(a^{2} + b^{2} + c^{2})

(d) 4(ab + bc + ca)

**103.** If P^{3} + 3P^{2} +3P = 7, then the value of P^{2} + 2P is

(a) 4

(b) 3

(c) 5

(d) 6

**104.** If x = 2015, y = 2014 and z = 2013, then value of x^{2} + y^{2} + z^{2} – xy – yz – zx is

(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 6

(d) 2

**105.**

**106.** A hemispherical bowl of internal radius 15 cm contains a liquid. The liquid is to be filled into a cylindrical shaped bottles of diameter 5 cm and height 6 cm. The number of bottles required to empty the bowl is

(a) 30

(b) 40

(c) 50

(d) 60

**107.** AD is the median of a triangle ABC and O is the centroid such that AO = 10 cm. Length of OD (in cm) is

(a) 2

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 7

**108.** The measure of the angle between the internal and external bisector of an angle is

(a) 60°

(b) 70°

(c) 80°

(d) 90°

**109.** Two circles C1 and C2 touch each other internally at P. Two lines PCA and PDB meet the circles C1 in C, D and C2 in A, B respectively. If ∠BDC = 120°, then the value of ∠ABP is equal to

(a) 60°

(b) 80°

(c) 100°

(d) 120°

**110.** DE is a tangent to the circumcircle of ΔABC at the vertex A such that DE || BC. If AB = 17 cm, then the length of AC is equal to

(a) 16.0 cm

(b) 16.8 cm

(c) 17.3 cm

(d) 17 cm

**111.** The distance between the centres of two circles with radii 9 cm and 16 cm is 25 cm. The length of the segment of the tangent between them is

(a) 24 cm

(b) 25 cm

(c) 50/3 cm

(d) 12 cm

**112.** If x > 1 and x + 1/x = 2 1/12, then the value of x^{4} – 1/x^{4} is

(a)58975/20736

(b)59825/20736

(c)57985/20736

(d)57895/20736

**113.**If tanθ = 3/4, then the value of

(a)1/21

(b)2/21

(c)4/21

(d)8/21

**114.**If cos α /cos β= a,sin α/sin β=b,then sin is equal to

**115.** Let A, B, C, D be the angles of a quadrilateral. If they are concyclic, then the value of cos A + cos B + cos C + cos D is

(a) 0

(b) 1

(c)-1

(d) 2

**116.** If a pole of 12 m high casts a shadow of 4√3 m long on the ground, then the sun’s angle of elevation at that instant is

(a) 30°

(b) 60°

(c) 45°

(d) 90°

**117.** If sin(θ +18°) = cos 60° (0 < θ < 90°), then the value of cos 5θ is

(a) 1/2

(b) 0

(c) 1/√2

(d) 1

**118.** The digit in unit’s place of the product 49237 x 3995 x 738 x 83 x 9 is

(a) 0

(b) 7

(c) 5

(d) 6

**119.** If x: y be the ratio of two whole numbers and z be their HCF, then the LCM of those two numbers is

(a) yz

(b) xz/y

(c) xy/z

(d) xyz

**120.** If the Universal Set

U= {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8} and A^{c} = (1, 2, 3, 4}, then Ac is equal to

(a) {5, 6, 7, 8}

(b) {5, 6,12}

(c) {5, 6, 2, 3}

(d) {5, 6, 3, 4}

**121.** Find the nth term of the following sequence.

5 + 55 + 555 +……….+ Tn

(a) 5(10^{n} -1)

(b) 5^{n}(10^{n} -1)

(c) 5/9(10^{n }-1)

(d) (5/9)^{n}(10^{n }-1)

**122.** If 12 men or 24 boys can do a work in 66 days, the number of days in which 15 men and 6 boys can do it is

(a) 44

(b) 33

(c) 55

(d) 66

**123.** The 30th term of the series 30, 25 1/2, 21,16 1/2,……….. is

(a) 0

(b) -100 1/2

(c) -183

(d) -133 1/2

**124.** If diagonals of a rhombus are 24 cm and 32 cm, then perimeter of that rhombus is

(a) 80 cm

(b) 84 cm

(c) 76 cm

(d) 72 cm

**125.** The in radius of an equilateral triangle is √3 cm, then the perimeter of that triangle is

(a) 18 cm

(b) 15 cm

(c) 12 cm

(d) 6 cm

**126.** A double bed is marked at Rs 7500. The shopkeeper allows successive discounts of 8%, 5% and 2% on it. What is the Net selling price?

(a) Rs 6500

(b) Rs 6000

(c) Rs 6423.90

(d) Rs 6500.50

**127.** X purchased an item at a discount of 10% and sold it to Y at 10% profit. The marked price and the price for which Y purchased the item are in ratio.

(a) 1 : 1

(b) 10 : 99

(c) 20 : 99

(d) 100 : 99

**128.** A man engaged a servant on the condition that he would pay him Rs 90 and a turban after service of one year. He served only for nine months and received the turban and an amount of Rs 65. The price of turban is

(a) Rs 25

(b) Rs 18.75

(c) Rs 10

(d) Rs 2.50

**129.** Tom is chasing Jerry. In the same interval of time Tom jumps 8 times while Jerry jumps 6 times. But the distance covered by Tom in 7 jumps is equal to the distance covered by Jerry in 5 jumps. The ratio of speed of Tom and Jerry is

(a) 48:35

(b) 28:15

(c) 24:20

(d) 20 :21

**130.**3 yr ago the average age of a family of 5 members was 17 yr. A baby having been born, the average age of the family remains the same today. The age of the baby today is

(a) 3yr

(b) 2yr

(c) 1 yr

(d) 1.5 yr

**131.** The average marks secured by 36 students was 52. But it was discovered that an item 64 was misread as 64. What is the correct mean of marks?

(a) 54

(b) 53.5

(c) 53

(d) 52.5

**132.** A shoe company sold 50 pairs of shoes on a day costing Rs 189.50 each for Rs 10000. Then, the profit obtained in Rs is

(a) 522

(b) 525

(c) 573

(d) 612

**133.** Kamala bought a bicycle for Rs 1650. She had to sell it at a loss of 7%. She sold it for

(a) Rs 1581

(b) Rs 1518

(c) Rs 1510

(d) Rs 1508

**134.** A got twice as many marks in English as in Science. His total marks in English, Science and Mathematics is 180. If the ratio of his marks in English and Mathematics is 2:3. What is his marks in Science?

(a) 20

(b) 60

(c) 30

(d) 40

**135.** In a village 30% of the population is literate. If the total population of the village is 6600, then the number of illiterate is

(a) 1980

(b) 4620

(c) 2200

(d) 3280

**136.** Two trains start from stations A and B and travel towards each other at speeds of 50 km/h and 60 km/h respectively. At the time of their meeting, the second train has travelled 120 km more than the first. The distance between A and B is

(a) 1200 km

(b) 1440 km

(c) 1320 km

(d) 990 km

**137.** Find the difference between the compound interest and the simple interest on Rs 32000 at 10% per annum for 4 yr.

(a) 2051.20

(b) 2052.50

(c) 2025.20

(d) 2501.20

**138.** The whole surface of a cube is 150 sq cm. Then, the volume of the cube is

(a) 125 cm³

(b) 216 cm³

(c) 343 cm³

(d) 512 cm³

**139.** If each edge of a square be doubled, then the increase percentage of its area is

(a) 200

(b) 250

(c) 280

(d) 300

**140.** A solid metallic spherical ball of diameter 6 cm is melted and recast into a cone with diameter of the base as 12 cm. The height of the cone is

(a) 2 cm

(b) 3 cm

(c) 4 cm

(d) 6 cm

**141.** Subtracting x% of y from y means multiplying y by

**Directions (Q. Nos. 142-145) Study the frequency polygon and answer the following questions.**

**142.** The number of examinees getting more than average marks is

(a) 72

(b) 105

(c) 152

(d) 164

**143.** Percentage of the students who got above 80% marks is

(a) 9.81

(b) 10.53

(c) 11.28

(d) 11.72

**144.** Percentage of the students got marks above 60% and below 80% is

(a) 43.95

(b) 48.39

(c) 51.06

(d) 56.84

**145.** If 40 is the pass marks, percentage of students failed is ___

(a) 14.56

(b) 15.84

(c) 16.11

(d) 17.25

**Directions (Q. Nos. 146-150) Study the bar diagram and answer the following question.**

**146.** The percentage of the girls from Biology department comparing to the total number of girls from all the other departments together is

(a) 37 1/2

(b) 37

(c) 36 1/2

(d) 35 1/2

**147.** The difference between the total number of boys and the total number of girls from all the departments together is

(a) 540

(b) 520

(c) 460

(d) 440

**148.** The average number of boys from all the departments together is

(a) 123

(b) 132

(c) 134

(d) 142

**149.** The percentage of the boys from Biology department comparing to the total number of boys from all the departments together is

(a) 33 1/2

(b) 50

(c) 33 1/2

(d) 30

**150.** The respective ratio of number of girls from Philosophy department to the number of girls from Psychology department is

(a) 7:11

(b) 11:7

(c) 7 : 10

(d) 6:11

**Part IV General Awareness**

**151.** If the equilibrium constants for the systems

respectively, the relationship between K1 and K2 is

(a)K1= K2

(b)K1= 2K2

(c)K1= K2/2

(d)K1 =1/K2

**152.** Water has maximum density at

(a) 100°C

(b) 0°C

(c) 4°C

(d) 273°C

**153.** Concentration of a material which is lethal to 50% animal is called as

(a) LD_{50}

(b) LC_{50}

(C) NOAEL

(d) ADI

**154.** Neap tides are

(a) strong

(b) weak

(c) medium

(d) very strong

**155.** Sahara is located in which part of Africa?

(a) Eastern

(b) Western

(c) Northern

(d) Southern

**156.** The Ocean with the largest surface area is

(a) Arctic Ocean

(b) Atlantic Ocean

(c) Indian Ocean

(d) Pacific Ocean

**157.** About how many Indians cannot meet their essential needs as per a report by McKlnsey Global Institute (MGI) released on 19th February, 2014?

(a) 66%

(b) 56%

(c) 46%

(d) 36%

**158.** When a bond is formed between two atoms, the energy of the system will

(a) increase

(b) decrease

(c) remain the same

(d) may increase or decrease

**159.** Telephone was invented by

(a) Alexander Graham Bell

(b) Baird

(c) Stevenson

(d) Newton

**160.** Which was the first country to host the Asian Games?

(a) Korea

(b) India

(c) Japan

(d) China

**161.** Who is the founder of Jainism in India?

(a) Gautama

(b) Mahavira

(c) Chandragupta

(d) Ashoka

**162**. Who compiled the tales of “The Panchatantra”?

(a) Valmiki

(b) VedaVyasa

(c) Vishnu Sharma

(d) Tulsidas

**163.** Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2012-13 was awarded to

(a) Sachin Tendulkar

(b) SaniaMirza

(c) Major RVS Rathore

(d) Ronjan Sodhi

**164.** Human Rights Day is observed on

(a) 10th March

(b) 10th July

(c) 10th September

(d) 10th December

**165.** Ajanta Caves were built during period of

(a) Gupta

(b) Kushana

(c) Maurya

(d) Chalukya

**166.** Who was the painter of the famous painting called-‘Bharatmata?

(a)Gaganendranath Tagore

(b) Abanindranath Tagore

(c) Nandalal Bose

(d) Jamini Roy

**167.** Who discovered Cape of Good Hope in 1488?

(a) Magellan

(b) Columbus

(c) Bartholomew Dias

(d) Vasco da gama

**168.** Taxes are as certain as the death, because

(a) they constitute the major source of government revenue

(b) Government have no other source of revenue

(c) most PSUs are run inefficiently

(d) Government has its own budget constraints

**169.** Which is not a measure undertaken by government to check inflation?

(a) Increase in consumption

(b) Increase in production

(c) Reduction in Deficit financing

(d) Taxation measures

**170.** The ‘Slack Season’ in the Indian Economy is

(a) March-April

(b) September-December

(c) January-June

(d) February-April

**171.** The relationship between the rate of interest and level of consumption was first visualized by

(a) Amartya K. Sen

(b) Milton Friedman

(c) Irving Fisher

(d) James Duesenberry

**172.** Which one of the constitutional amendment has established Panchayati Raj Institution?

(a) 72nd Amendment Act

(b) 71st Amendment Act

(c) 73rd Amendment Act

(d) 78th Amendment Act

**173.** Take-off stage’ in an economy means

(a) steady growth begins

(b) economy is stagnant

(c) economy is about to collapse

(d) all controls are removed

**174.** In the year 1977, an official committee was appointed to examine Panchayat Raj under the Chairmanship of

(a) Ashok Mehta

(b) Shri Ram Mehta

(c) Balwant Rai Mehta

(d) Manohar Lai Mehta

**175.** How many countries are the members of UN General Assembly?

(a) 190

(b) 191

(c) 192

(d) 193

**176.** Which among the following States, first introduced the Panchayat Raj System?

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Haryana

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Maharashtra

**177.** Which was the backbone of Indus Economy?

(a) Agriculture

(b) Trade

(c) Wheel Made Pottery

(d) Carpentry

**178.** Which Mughal Emperor transferred the Mughal Capital from Agra to Delhi?

(a) Jahangir

(b) Aurangzeb

(c) Shahjahan

(d) Bahadur Shah

**179.** Who said, “A living thing is born” after the League of Nation’s Covenant was drafted?

(a) Lord Robert Cecil

(b) Woodrow Wilson

(c) Orlando

(d) Neville Chamberlain

**180.** The author of ‘Arthashastra’ was a contemporary of___

(a) Ashoka

(b) Chandragupta Maurya

(c) Samudragupta

(d) Chandragupta Vikramaditya

**181.** The Taj-Mahal was built by_____

(a) Jahangir

(b) Shahjahan

(c) SherShah

(d) Nadir Shah

**182.** The Election Commission is established under the Article

(a) Article-355

(b) Article-256

(c) Article-324

(d) Article-320

**183.** The percentage of India’s total population employed in agriculture is nearly

(a) 60

(b) 50

(c) 70

(d) 80

**184.** The temperature increases rapidly above

(a) ionosphere

(b) exosphere

(c) stratosphere

(d) troposphere

**185.** Which one of the following continents lies in Northern-Southern and Eastem-Westem hemispheres of the Earth?

(a) Australia

(b) Africa

(c) Europe

(d) South America

**186.** Which Committee/Commission examined the Centre and State relationship?

(a) Ashok Mehta Committee

(b) Indrajit Gupta Committee

(c) Sarkaria Commission

(d) NN Vohra Committee

**187**. Which one of the following is not a photosynthetic pigment?

(a) Chlorophyll

(b) Phycobilin

(c) Carotenoid

(d) Anthocyanin

**188.** National Fruit of India is

(a) Mango

(b) Pineapple

(c) Apple

(d) Grapes

**189.** Which of the following is a fibrous protein?

(a) Haemoglobin

(b) Albumin

(c) Keratin

(d) Enzymes

**190.** Typhoid fever is caused by

(a) Bacteria

(b) Virus

(c) Protozoa

(d) Fungi

**191.** The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature was established in

(a) 1898

(b) 1988

(c) 2001

(d) 1664

**192.** Which one of the following is the world’s largest desert?

(a) Arabian

(b) Kalahari

(c) Sahara

(d) Thar

**193.** A man standing at the top of a tower has two spheres A and B. He drops spjiere A downwards and throws sphere B horizontally at the same time. Which of the following is correct?

(a) Both the spheres will reach the ground simultaneously

(b) A will reach the ground first

(c) B will reach the ground first

(d) The question is incomplete because the masses of the spheres are not given

**194.** The dimensional formula ML ^{– 1 }T ^{– 2} corresponds to

(a) Modulus of elasticity

(b) Viscosity

(c) Moment of a force

(d) Thrust

**195.** 1 Micron is equal to

(a) 10^{-9} m

(b) 10^{-12} m

(c) 10^{-6} m

(d) 10^{-15} m

**196.** A wavelength of 0.3 m is produced in air and it travels at a speed of 300 m/s. Then, it will be an

(a) audible wave

(b) infrasonic wave

(c) ultrasonic wave

(d) microwave

**197.** The time between program input and output is called

(a) turn around time

(b) waiting time

(c) execution time

(d) delay time

**198. **The Indian National Grid Computing Initiative for Scientific Engineering and Academic Community is named

(a) Ganga

(b) SAGA

(c) Garuda

(d) PARAM

**199.** Sodium Carbonate is commonly known as

(a) baking soda

(b) washing soda

(c) caustic soda

(d) caustic potash

**200.** Carolus Linnaeus System of classification is

(a) natural

(b) artificial

(c) binomial

(d)phylogenetic

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