SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 15 November, 2015
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 15 November, 2015
Part I General Intelligence
1. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
1. India 2. Bengaluru 3. Asia 4. Karnataka
(a) 1,2, 3,4
(b)3, 4, 2,1
(c) 3,1,4, 2
(d) 3, 1,2, 4
Directions (Q.Nos. 2-9) Select the related word/letters/ number from the given alternatives.
2. Concord : Agreement:: Discord : ?
3. KcaC : CacK :: XgmF : ?
4. Female : Feminine :: Male : ?
5. PS : VY :: FI: ?
6. 42 : 20 :: 64 : ?
7. Carpentry : Skill :: ? : Talent
8. SUMO : PRJL :: TAXI: ?
9. 1/4:1/8 :: 2/3: ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 10-18) Find the odd word/letters/ number/number pair from the given alternatives.
(c) (36, 27)
(a) Beans: Pulses
(b) Rice: Cereals
(c) Tea: Beverages
(d) Legumes: Nodules
Directions (Q.Nos. 19-22) A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
19. Y, T, P, ?, K
20. 4, 11, 17, 22, ?, 29, 31, 32
21. 6 + √216 ; 7 + √343 ; 8 + √512 ; 9 + √729; ?
(a) 10+ √1oo
(d) 10+ √105
22. AZ, CX, FU, ?
23. Unscramble the following letters to frame a meaningful word. Then, find out the correct numerical position of the letters.
(a) 6 3 4 7 1 2 5
(b) 6 7 4 2 1 5 3
(c) 6 2 4 1 3 7 5
(d) 6 4 5 2 1 7 3
24. After going 80 m from his house towards East, a person turns left and goes 20 m, then turns right and moves 100 m, then turns left and goes 60 m, then turns right and goes 120 m to reach the park. What is the distance between his house and the park?
(a) 100 m
25. If it is possible to form a word with the first fourth, seventh and eleventh letters in the word SUPERFLUOUS, write the first letter of the word.
26. If FADE is coded as 3854, then how can GAGE be coded?
27. If ‘-‘stands for addition, ‘+’ for multiplication, ‘÷’for subtraction and ‘x’ for division, which one of the following equations is correct?
(a) 5-2 + 12 x 6 ÷ 2 = 27
(b) 5 +2 – 12÷6 x 2 = 13
(c) 5 + 2-12 x 6 ÷ 2 = 10
(d) 5 ÷ 2 + 12 x 6 – 2 = 4
28. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? _bbm_amb_m_a_bbm
29. In following series find 20th number.
(a) – 70
(b) – 67
(c) – 64
30. If SUNDAY = 18, MONSOON = 21, YEAR = 12, then THURSDAY is equal to
31. If P denotes +, Q denotes x, R denotes + and S denotes -, then 16Q12P6R5S4 is equal to
32. The sum of ages of mother, daughter and son is 87 yr.What will be the sum of their ages after 8 yr?
33. Choose the similar group of numbers on the basis of certain common properties they possess.
(72, 66, 96)
(a) (63, 70, 86)
(b) (54, 57, 78)
(c) (24, 69, 58)
(d) (55. 66, 77)
Directions (Q.Nos. 34 and 35) Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary
34. 1. Necessary 2. Navigate 3. Nautical 4. Naval
35. 1. Range 2. Rain 3. Rein 4. Ranger
36. Which conclusion is true with respect to the given statements?
Statements Roy studies History and Political Science
Roy studies in Oxford University.
(a) Roy studies Social Science
(b) Roy does not study History .
(c) Roy does not study Political Science
(d) Roy studies History and Political Science in Oxford University
37. The mall to 250 in North-West of the market. The school is 250 in South-West of the market. In which direction is the school from the mall?
38. If Ramya’s rank is 22nd out of 46 students. What is her rank from the last?
39. Two statements are given, each followed by two Conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statement 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,follows from the given statements.
Statements Some papers are pens. All the pencils are pens.
Conclusions I. Some pens are pencils.
II. Some pens are papers.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Either I or II follows
(d) Both I and II follow
44.Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?
45. Identify the answer figure from which the pieces given in the question figure have been cut.
46. Which figure will best represent the relationship amongst the three classes?
47. The image of a clock in a mirror is seen as 3 :15. What is the right time?
(a) 9 : 45
(b) 8 : 45
(c) 10 : 45
(d) 7 : 45
48. 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 its row and next by its column, e.g., T can be represented by 00,14 etc., and ‘N’ can be represented by 59,68 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word ROAD.
(a) 96, 67, 56, 57
(b) 67, 96, 56, 57
49. 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?
The solid so formed by joining unit cubes is rotated to obtain different positions, which of these cannot be the shape after it has turned?
Part II English Language
Directions (Q.Nos. 51-54) Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (Q.Nos. 55-58) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Directions (Q .Nos. 59-62) 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. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is No error.
59. One must (a)/obey one’s (b)/teachers. (c)/No error (d)
60. Make what you write (a)/and say more (b)/absorbed and engrossing. (c)/No error (d)
61. She always fed (a)/her children (b)/before she fed her dog. (c)/No error (d)
62. They came here in (a)/the evening and begin making(b)/ further arrangements, (c) /No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 63-72) In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.
In civilized life there is a rule (63) violence, against taking the (64) into our hands. It is a rule which (65) of us observe so often, indeed, that a great (66) of people go through life (67) orderliness and non-violence as part of the scheme of nature. But when (68) comes into their midst (69) refuses to observe the current rules and (70) the simple rule that might is right, the law-abiding members (71) society do not know what to do and look on in (72) bewildered confusion.
(a) not accepting
(c) not expecting
(c) no one
(d) any one
Directions (Q.Nos. 73-76) 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).
73. Hundreds of children are deaf born every year.
(a) deaf are born every
(b) every born are deaf
(c) are born deaf every
(d) No improvement
74. Being ill, he came to work.
(a) He came to work and fell ill
(b) Despite coming to work, he was ill
(c) Inspite of being ill, he came to work
(d) No improvement
75. She is willing to help you.
(d) No improvement
76. She had realized that she had seen him before.
(a) had been realized
(c) has realized
(d) No improvement
Directions (Q.Nos. 77 and 78) In the following questions, a sentences has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.
77. The boys were making kites.
(a) The boys had made kites
(b) Kites are being made by the boys
(c) Kites were being made by the boys
(d) Kites are made by the boys
78. He will not use the computer.
(a) The computer he will not use
(b) By him the computer will not be used
(c) The computer will not be used by him
(d) The use of the computer will not be by him
Directions (Q.Nos. 79 and 80) In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct.
79. The policeman said to the driver, “Do you have a licence?”
(a) The policeman asked the driver whether he has a licence
(b) The policeman asked the driver whether he have a licence
(c) The policeman asked the driver whether he had a licence
(d) The policeman asked the driver whether he had a licence
80. The teacher said to the students, “March quietly to the ground”.
(a) The teacher instructed the students to march quietly to the ground
(b) The teacher said to the students that they should march quietly to the ground
(c) The teacher instructed the students that they should march quietly to the ground
(d) The teacher instructed the students that they must march quietly to the ground
Directions (Q.Nos. 81-84) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
81. One who compiles a dictionary.
82. Art of working with metals.
83. A place where birds are kept.
84. A gathering at a religious place.
Directions (Q .Nos. 85-88) 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.
85. The economic___has affected our sales tremendously.
86. All orders must___the rules.
(a) conforming with
(b) conforms with
(c) conform to
(d) conforms to
87. As the doctor____into the room, the nurse handed him the temperature chart of the patient.
(b) is coming
(d) was coming
88. She failed to___to her name.
(a) keep up
(b) rise up
(c) line up
(d) shine up
Directions (Q.Nos. 89-92) In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined. Choose the alternative which the best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
89. International monetary affairs are governed by the gnomes of Zurich.
(a) guardians of treasure
(b) witchcraft of Zurich
(c) foreign leaders
(d) big international bankers
90. Now-a-days it has become a fashion to take French Leave.
(a) taking leave to go to France
(b) seeking permission from French Embassy
(c) saying goodbye in French style
(d) absenting oneself without permission
91. To put in a nut-shell.
(a) To be blunt about something
(b) To be long and exhaustive about something
(c) To state something very concisely
(d) To place something
92. To make up one’s mind.
(a) To think creatively
(b) To decide what to do
(c) To remember things clearly
(d) To remind oneself of something
Directions (Q.Nos. 93-96) 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.
Directions (Q.Nos. 97-100) In the following questions, the first and the last part of sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then, find the correct answer.
97. 1. The students
P. touched the
Q. arrived and
R. their teacher
S. feet of
6. with reverence
98. 1. Falcons have sharp angular wings
P. to dive sharply
Q. and allow them
R. to chase their prey
S. that give them the speed
6. to capture their victims
99. 1. This summer was the most
P. to believe that next
Q. and we have reason
R. scorching in living memory
S. year and the year after
6. will be hotter still
100. 1. The watchman
P. and found two thieves
Q. woke up when
R. with black masks
S. he heard the dog barking
6. trying to get in
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
101. Two trains start at the same time from A and B and proceed toward each other at the speed of 75 km/h and 50 km/h, respectively. When both meet at a point in between, one train found to be travelled 175 km more than the other. Find the distance between A and B.
(a) 857 km
(b) 875 km
(c) 785 km
(d) 758 km
102. If a/b + b/a = 2, then the value of a – b is
103. A candidate who gets 20% marks in an examination, fails by 20 marks. But if he gets 32% marks, he gets 42 marks more than the minimum pass marks. Find the pass percentage of marks.
104. Successive discounts of 20% and 10% are equivalent to a single discount of
105.The volume of a right circular cone which is obtained from a wooden cube of edge 4.2 dm wasting minimum amount of wood is
(a) 1940.4 cu dm
(b) 19404 cu dm
(c) 194.04 cu dm
(d) 19.404 cu dm
106.The average expenditure of a man for the first five months is Rs 1200 and for the next seven months is Rs 1300. If he saves Rs 2900 in that year, his monthly average income is
(a) Rs 1400
(b) Rs 1500
(c) Rs 1600
(d) Rs 1700
107.Measure of each interior angle of a regular hexagon is
108.let ABC be a triangle and AD be the perpendicular from the vertex A on the side BC such that AD² =BD x CD. Then, measure of ∠BAC is
109.The Vulgar fraction of
110.A merchant has 1000 kg sugar part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 13% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The quantity sold at 8% profit is
(a) 400 kg
(b) 560 kg
(c) 600 kg
(d) 640 kg
111.Length of each edge of a regular tetrahedron is 1 cm. Its volume is,
(a) 1/12 √2 cm³
(b) √3/12 cm³
(c) 1/4 √3 cm³
(d) √2/6 cm³
112.A man purchased an article for Rs 1500 and sold it at 25% above the cost price. If he has to pay Rs 75 as tax on it, his net profit percentage will be
113.A number x is divisible by 7. When this number is divided by 8,12 and 16, it leaves a remainder 3 in each case. The least value of x is
114.In a circle with center at 0 (0,0) and radius 5 cm. AB is a chord of length 8 cm. If OM is perpendicular to AB, then the length of OM is
(a) 1 cm
(b) 2.5 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 4 cm
115.A man travels for 5 h 15 min. If he covers the first half of the journey at 60 km/h and rest at 45 km/h. Find the total distance travelled by him.
(a) 270 km
(b) 1008 6/7 km
(c) 189 km
(d) 378 km
116.If a man were to sell his hand-cart for Rs 720, he would lose 25%. At what price must he sell it to gain 25%?
(a) Rs 768
(b) Rs 1200
(c) Rs 960
(d) Rs 1152
117.Base of a right prism is a rectangle, the ratio of whose length and breadth is 3 : 2. If the height of the prism is 12 cm and total surface area is 288 sq cm, the volume of the prism is
(a) 286 cm³
(b) 291 cm³
(c) 288 cm³
(d) 290 cm³
118.A can do in one day three times the work done by B in one day. They together finish 2/5 of the work in 9 days. The number of days by which B can do the work alone is
119.At what rate of compound interest per annum will a sum of Rs 1200 become Rs 1348.32 in 2 yr?
120.Among the following statements, the statement which is not correct is
(a) every integer is a rational number
(b) every natural number is an integer
(c) every natural number is a real number
(d) every real number is a rational number
121.How much 66 2/3 % of Rs 312 exceeds Rs 200?
122.If A, B and C be the angles of a triangle, then out of the following the incorrect relation is
123.If √y = 4x, then x2/y is y
124.After allowing a discount of 20%, a radio is available for Rs 1200. Its marked price was
125.The average of 12 numbers is 15 and the average of the first two is 14. What is the average of the rest?
(a) 14 1/5
(c) 15 1/5
127.A, B and C can complete a piece of work in 24, 5 and 12 days respectively. Working together, they will complete the same work in
(a) 1/24 days
(b) 7/24 days
(c) 3 3/7 days
(d) 4 days
128.If the ratio of principal and the simple interest of 5 yr is 10 : 3, then the rate of interest is
129.In ΔABC, ∠B = 90°, AB =8 cm and BC= 15 cm, then sin C is equal to
130.∠A of ΔABC is a right angle. AD is perpendicular on BC. If BC = 14 cm and BD = 5 cm, then measure of AD is
(a) 3.5 √5 cm
(b) 2√5 cm
(c) √5 cm
(d) 3√5 cm
131.If x/y = a + 2/a-2, then the value of x2-y2/x2+y2 is
133.The ratio of syrup and water in a mixture is 3:1, then the percentage of syrup in this mixture is
(a) 33 1/3
(d) 66 2/6
134.If tanθ + secθ = 3,θ being acute, the value of 5 sinθ is
135.A plate on square base made of brass is of length x cm and width 1 mm. The plate weighs 4725 g. If 1 cu cm of brass weighs 8.4 g, then the value of x is
136.The quotient when 10100 is divided by 575 is
(a) 275 x 1025
(b)225 x 1025
137.If ABCD be a rhombus, AC is its smallest diagonal and ∠ABC = 60°, find length of a side of the rhombus when AC = 6 cm.
(a) 3√3 cm
(b) 6 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 6√2 cm
138.If Δ ABC, AD⊥BC and AD2 = BD x DC. Then, the value of ∠BAC is
139.If x = a (b – c), y = b (c – a), z = c (a – b), then the value of (x/a)3+(y/b)3+(z/c)3 is
140.If x = y = z, then (x+y+z)2/x2+y2+z2 is
141.If Rahim deposited the same amount of Rs x in a bank at the beginning of successive 3 yr and the bank pays simple interest of 5% per annum, then the amount at his credit at the end of 3 yr will be
Directions (Q. Nos. 142-145) Study the pie-chart and answer the given questions.
The total expenditure of company for a particular month is Rs 60000. The various heads of expenditure I to IV are indicated in a pie-chart given below. These head are
I. Raw materials
IV Overhead expenses
142. What percentage of total expenditure is on raw materials?
143. What is the amount spent on overhead expenses?
(a) Rs 10000
(c) Rs 15000
144. What percentage of total expenditure is on electricity?
145. Total expenditure on conveyance is
Directions (Q.Nos. 146-150) Study the following diagram in answer the following questions.
146. If the production of Company D is h times of the production of Company A. Then, h equals
147. If Company A desires to meet the demand by purchasing surplus production of a company, then the most suitable company is
148. The ratio of the number of companies having more demand than production to those having more production than demand is
(d) 3 : 2
149. The difference between average demand and average production of the five companies taken together is
150. If x% of demand for Company C equals demand for Company B, then x equals
Part IV General Awareness
151. The Lalit Kala Akademi is devoted to the promotion of
(a) Dance and Drama
(b) Fine Arts
152. Natural system, of classification was proposed by… botanists.
153. The amount of matter in a ball of steel is its
154. Iron filings can be separated from a heterogenous mixture using the technique of
155. Which was the first linguistic state to be created?
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Andhra Pradesh
156. Who built the famous Shiva temple at Ellora?
(a) Chalukyan King Pulikeshi II
(b) Rashtrakuta Ruler Krishna I
(c) Mauryan Emperor Ashoka
(d) Gupta King Samudra Gupta
157. Plank’s constant has the dimensions of
(c) linear momentum
(d) angular momentum
158. World wild life fund was founded in
159. By whom was the autonomous investment separated from induced investment?
(a) Adam Smith
(d) Joan Robinson
160. The most suitable unit for expression nuclear radius is
161. Which of the following phenomenon helps”to conclude that light is a transverse wave?
162. Minamata disease is caused by pollution of water by
(d) methyl isocyanate
163. Mixed Economy means
(a) co-existence of small and large industries
(b) promoting both agriculture and industries in the economy
(c) co-existence of public and private sectors
(d) co-existence of rich and poor
164. In which of the Round Table Conference Mahatma Gandhi participated?
(a) First Round Table Conference, 1930
(b) Second Round Table Conference, 1931
(c) Third Round Table Conference, 1932
(d) All of the above
165. The headquarters of the Survey of India Dept, (department) is located at
(a) New Delhi
166. The first Bio-sphere Reserve in India has been established in
(d) Nanda Devi
167. Todar Mai, the brilliant revenue officer served under
(a) Baz Bahadur
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Bhagwan Das
168. Dr. P Rama Rao Committee is related to which of the following?
169. Transpiration increases in
(a) cool, dry and still condition
(b) hot, dry and windy condition
(c) hot, damp and windy condition
(d) cool, damp and windy condition
170. Rand is the currency of
171. Among the following districts of Tamil Nadu, which district is unfit for cultivation due to increased salinity,
172. What is the number of players on each side in Rugby Football?
173. How much of world’s surface is covered by water?
174. The largest reservoir of fresh water is
(c) ground water
175. What is Kyoto Protocol?
(a) It is an agreement among countries to take steps for reducing global warming
(b) It is an agreement among countries to take steps for reducing acid rain
(c) It is an agreement among countries to take steps for planting trees to control pollution
(d) It is an agreement among countries to start using nuclear energy
176. Which Article of the Indian Constitution deals with Election Commission?
(a) Article 324
(b) Article 352
(c) Article 356
(d) Article 360
177. Which of the following Scientist proved that the path of each planet around the Sun is elliptical?
178. The simplest CPU-scheduling algorithm is___
(a) FCFS scheduling algorithm
(b) SJF scheduling algorithm
(c) round-robin scheduling algorithm
(d) multilevel scheduling algorithm
179. Amino acids are required for the synthesis of
180. When was the League of Nations established?
(a) In 1914
(b) In 1918
(c) In 1920
(d) In 1939
181. A demand curve will not shift
(a) when only price of the commodity changes
(b) when only income changes
(c) when only prices of substitute products change
(d) when there is a change in advertisement expenditure
182.Who discovered the link between electricity and magnetism?
(a) Michael Faraday
183. Arundhati Roy is the author of
(a) My Childhood Days
(b) God of Small Things
(d) The Tin Drum
184. When price of a substitute of commodity ‘x’ falls, the demand for ‘x’
(c) remains unchanged
(d) increases at increasing rate
185. The most abundant element by number in the living system is
186. Christmas factor is involved in
(b) blood coagulation
187. Who is the author of the book ‘Romancing with Life’?
(a) Bill Clinton
(b) Kapil Dev
(c) Dev Anand
(d) Shashi Tharoor
188. The time element in price analysis was introduced by
(a) JR Hicks
(b) JM Keynes
(c) Alfred Marshall
(d) JS Mill
189. Where did the Black-hole tragedy took place?
190. If xylem and phloem are arranged in the same radiusvascular bundle is calledprocess
191. India born Vijay Seshadri won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in which of the following categories?
192. If the President wants to resign, he shall address his letter of resignation to
(a) Chief Justice of India
(b) Prime Minister of India
(c) Vice-President of India
(d) Speaker of Lok Sabha
193. The “King of Metals’ is
194. Which of the following rivers originates from Trans Himalayas?
195. Who composed the Allahabad pillar inscription?
196. Earth day is celebrated on
(a) 16 February
(b) 4 April
(c) 22 April
(d) 17 September
197. Kathakali is a dance prevalent in which state?
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu
198. Kimono is a dress style of which Asian Country?
199. All forms of ROM are also known as
200.Blowing Air with open pipe is an example of such a
(a) adiabatic process
(c) isochoric process
(d) isothermic process
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