SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 16 November, 2014 (1st Shift)
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 16 November, 2014 (1st Shift)
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q- Nos. 1-9) Select the related word/letter/ number from the given alternatives.
1. ABCXYZ : DEFUVW :: GHIRST : ?
2. ACE : BDF :: MOQ : ?
3. 8 : 23 :: 48 : ?
4. 5 : 28 :: 8 : ?
5. CAT : 3120 :: MAT : ?
6. Doctor : Hospital:: Teacher : ?
7. 1st Prime Minister of India : Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru :: 1st President of India : ?
(a) Dr. Zakir Hussain
(b) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
(c) Dr. S Radhakrishnan
(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
8. International Literacy Day: September 8:: International Women’s day: ?
(a) 22nd April
(b) 4th November
(c) 8th March
(d) 26th June
9. ZX : AC :: VT : ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 10-17) Find the odd word/letter/ number from the given alternatives.
(d) 24, 25
(a) 3,2, 4, 8
(b) 4, 2, 3, 9
(c) 1,2,4, 7
(d) 2,3, 4,9
18. Arrange the following in ascending order.
1. Centimetre 2. Kilometre 3. Decimetre 4. Metre
(b) 4,2, 1,3
(c) 1,3, 4, 2
(d) 2, 4, 3,1
19. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
1. House 2. Palace 3. Bungalow 4. Hut
(a) 3, 2, 1,4
(c) 1,2, 3, 4
(d) 2, 3,1,4
Directions (Q.Nos. 20 and 21) Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
Directions (Q.Nos. 22-27) Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
22. 1, 6, 13, 22, 33, ?
23. ICE, JDF, KEG, LFH, ?
24. EFGH, MNOP, QRST, ?
25. BY, GT, LO,?, VE
26.1, 8, 17, 30, ?, 76
27.12, 8,14, 6, 16,?
28. In a code language FORGE is written as FPTJI; how should CULPRIT be written in the same code?
29. Ann is 300 days older than Varun and Sandeep is 50 weeks older than Ann. If Sandeep was born on Tuesday, on which day was Varun bom?
30. Hema was twice as old as Geeta 10 yr ago. How old is Geeta today, if Hema will be 40yrold 10 yr henceforth?
(a) 15 yr
(b) 35 yr
(c) 25 yr
(d) 20 yr
31. From the given alternatives, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word. IMMEASURABLE
32. If 2 x 16=8; 8 x 8 = 1; 6 x 12 = 12, then 12 x 144 is equal to
33. Some equations- are solved on the basis of a certain system. Using the same, solve the unsolved equation.
If 10 – 3 = 12,12 – 4 = 13,14 – 5 = 14, then 16 – 6 = ?
34. The question given below is based upon the following set of codes.
Find the code for 21500.
Directions (Q.Nos. 35-37) Select the missing number from the given responses.
38. Seeta and Geeta started walking from a Point A. Seeta walks 6 km towards North and then takes a right turn and walks 3 km. She, then takes a right turn towards South and walks for 6 km. She again takes a left turn and walks 3 km and reaches a Point B. Geeta walks for 3 km towards West and takes a left turn and walks for 6 km; she takes a left turn and walks 9 km and she reaches at a Point C. How far is the Point B from Point C?
(a) 9 km
(b) 6 km
(c) 3 km
(d) 4 km
39. Mr. Das started his journey from his house straight to his friend’s house at a distance of 12 km. On returning he walked 8 km in the same route and turned right and walked 4 km, then he turned to his left and walked 4 km. Finally he turned to his left and walked 2 km. How far was he from his house?
(a) 6 km
(b) 2 km
(c) 8 km
(d) 4 km
40. A is B’s sister. C is B’s mother. D is C’s father. E is D’s mother. Then, how is A related to D?
41. Which conclusion is true with respect to the given statements?
Anand is an artist.
Artists are beautiful.
(a) Anand is not beautiful
(b) Beautiful persons are not artists
(c) All beautiful persons are artists ’
(d) Anand is beautiful
42. Which colour is opposite to purple?
43. Select the appropriate answer figure from which the question figure is formed.
44. Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?
45. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given below.
Oxygen, Carbon dioxide and Atmosphere
46. Which statement is true with respect to the venn diagram?
(a) 1,9 and 10 are in all the figures
(b) 1,2 and 6 are in the triangle
(c) 6, 7 and 8 are in all the figures
(d) 1,5 and 9 are in all the figures
47. 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?
48. Which of the answer figures is embedded in the question figure?
49. 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 the two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 1 to 5 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 6 to 10. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., A can be represented by 11, 23 etc. and G can be represented by 67, 78 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word given below. BEE
(a)12, 15, 33
(b)21, 12, 22
(c)12, 15, 41
50. Identify the alternative which resembles the mirror image of the given word.
Part II English Language
Directions (Q.Nos. 51-55) 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, your answer is (d) i. e., ‘No error’.
51. The crime rate increases inspite (a)/formal moral education (b)/given in schools. (c)/No error (d)
52. As soon as they (a)/entered the temple (b)/they prayed to the gods on bent knees. (c)/No error (d)
53. Three-fourths of the men (a)/has gone (b)/to war. (c)/No error (d)
54. The conversation (a)/we are having is completely (b)/out of the main topic. (c)/No error (d)
55. A five men (a)/enquiry committee was appointed (b)/to look into the matter. (c)/No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 56-60) 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.
56. If left unattended, even a small cut can turn into a___
57. My neighbour is very___for he believes that nothing good will happen to him.
58. She was aware of what was going___her father’s mind.
59. Most parents__love and affection on their children.
60. The railway trains___the most popular and the cheapest means of transport.
Directions (Q.Nos. 61-65) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(a) To humiliate
(b) To make excuse
(c) To appease
(d) To improve
(a) Turn into plasma
(b) Turn into iron
(c) Make or become like a stone
(d) Make or become like a bone
Directions (Q.Nos. 66-70) In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(d) Livening up
Directions (Q.Nos. 71-75) 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.
71. Despite the doctor’s advice he still eats like a horse.
(a) does not like to eat
(b) swallows his food
(c) eats slowly
(d) eats a lot of food
72. The two friends are now at daggers drawn over a petty issue.
73. His work seems to be a Penelope’s web.
(b) in his best form
74. Goods will be delivered if you pay on the nail.
(a) pay promptly in cash
(b) pay promptly
(c) pay within the given time
(d) pay the full amount
75. If people do not mend their ways, they are sure to go to the dogs.
(a) to be united
(b) to be rough
(c) to fight
(d) to be ruined
Directions (Q.Nos. 76-80) 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).
76. Walk carefully lest you do not fall.
(a) lest you fall
(b) lest you should not fall
(c) lest you might not fall
(d) No improvement
77. Please tell the story in a nutshell.
(a) in the nutshell
(b) in nutshells
(c) in nutshell
(d) No improvement
78. The housing problem in Mumbai becomes more serious.
(a) has become
(c) is becoming
(d) No improvement
79. If he would have tried he would have succeeded.
(a) is tried
(b) was tried
(c) had tried
(d) No improvement
80. The girl filled the pitcher for water.
(d) No improvement
Directions (Q.Nos. 81-85) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
81. The schedule of travel.
82. Poem in short stanzas narrating a popular story.
83. Design made by putting together coloured pieces of glass or stones.
84. A policy that segregates people on the basis of race.
85. Something which lasts forever.
Directions (Q.Nos. 86-90) 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. 91-100) 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 alternatives and Fill in the blanks.
Superstition is a (91) in (92), which (93) be explained by the (94) of nature and also not by religion. For (95) a superstitious person believes that a black cat (96) his path will bring him (97). In Brazil, for instance, many people believe that a person can be harmed or even killed by (98) needles in a puppet which (99) the person to be harmed. This is called ‘voodoo-magic’. People who do not believe in (100) things consider them superstition.
(d) will not
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
101. The difference between the circumference and diameter of a circle is 150 m. The radius of that circle is (Take π = 22/7)
(a) 30 m
(b) 40 m
(c) 25 m
(d) 35 m
102. If the radius of a sphere be doubled, then the percentage of increase in volume is
103. A merchant offers 8% discount on all his goods and still makes a profit of 15%. If an item is marked Rs 250, then its cost price is
104. If in a sale, the discount given on a saree is equal to one-fourth the marked price and the loss due to this discount is 15%, then the ratio of the cost price to the selling price is
(a) 10 :17
(c) 3 : 4
(d) 4 : 3
105. Two numbers are in the ratio of 2 : 3. If their sum is 125, find the numbers.
(a) 20, 30
(b) 32, 78
(c) 50, 75
(d) 24, 36
106. A box contains 280 coins of Rs 1, 50 paise and 25 paise. The values of each kind of the coins are in the ratio of 8 : 4:3. Then, the number of 50 paise coins is
107. The average age of P, Q and R is 5 yr more than R’s age. If the total ages of P and Q together is 39 yr, then R’s age is
(a) 16 yr
(b) 14 yr
(c) 12 yr
(d) 24 yr
108. The least value of n, such that (1 + 3 + 32 +…….+ 3n) exceeds 2000, is
109. The simplified value of (0.2)3 x 200÷2000 of (0.2)2 is
110. The odd one out from the sequence of numbers 19, 23, 29, 37, 43, 46, 47 is
111. The next number of the sequence 1/2, 3/4, 5/8, 7/16, … is
112. The least number by which 20184 must be multiplied, so as to make the product a perfect square is
113. One man or two women or three boys can do a piece of work in 88 days. One man, one woman and one boy will do it in
(a) 48 days
(b) 20 days
(c) 44 days
(d) 24 days
114. Two Pipes A and B can separately fill a tank in 2 h and 3 h respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously in the empty tank, then the tank will be filled in
(a) 1 h 15 min
(b) 1 h 20 min
(c) 1 h 12 min
(d) 2 h 30 min
115. The perimeter of a triangle is 54 m and its sides are in the ratio of 5 : 6 : 7. The area of the triangle is
(a) 27√2 m2
(b) 25 m2
(c) 18 m2
(d) 54√6 m2
116. The lengths of two parallel sides of a trapezium are 6 cm and 8 cm. If the height of the trapezium be 4 cm, then its area is
(a) 30 sq cm
(b) 30 cm
(c) 28 cm
(d) 28 sq cm
117. If the ratio of an external angle and an internal angle of a regular polygon is 1:17, then the number of sides of the regular polygon is
118. A bicycle wheel has a diameter (including the tire) of 56 cm. The number of times the wheel will rotate to cover
a distance of 2.2 km is (Assume π = 22/7)
119. A tree of height h m is broken by a storm in such a way that its top touches the ground at a distance of x m from its root. Find the height at which the tree is broken.
(Here, h > x)
120. If x2 + ax + b is a perfect square, then which one of the following relations between a and b is true?
(a) b2 = 4a
(b) b2 = a
(c) a2 = b
(d) a2 = 4b
121. The average of two numbers is 8 and that of another three numbers is 3. The average of those five numbers is
122. A merchant loses 10% by selling an article. If the cost price of the article is Rs 15, then the selling price of the article is
(a) Rs 12.30
(b) Rs 13.50
(c) Rs 13.20
(d) Rs 16.50
123. Yogita sold a plasma TV at 20% gain to Shyamla. Shyamla sold it to Deepa at 10% profit. If Deepa had to pay Rs 33000 for the plasma TV, find the cost price of the plasma TV for Yogita.
(a) Rs 35000
(b) Rs 40000
(c) Rs 30000
(d) Rs 25000
124. If 8% of x = 4% of y, then 20% of x is
(a) 40% of y
(b) 80% of y
(c) 10% of y
(d) 16% of y
125. At an election there were two candidates. A candidate got 38% vote and lost by 7200 number of votes. The total number of valid votes were
126. A car travels at a speed of 60 km/h and covers a particular distance in 1 h. How long will it take for another car to cover the same distance at 40 km/h?
(b) 1 h
127. The compound interest on a sum of money for 2 yr is Rs 615 and the simple interest for the same period is Rs 600. Find the principal.
128. In ΔABC, ∠A = ∠B = 60°, AC = √13 cm. The lines AD and BD intersect at D with ∠D = 90°, If DB = 2 cm, then the length of AD is
(a) 4 cm
(b) 4.7 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 3.5 cm
129. In ΔABC, the medians AD, BE and CF intersect each other at the point G. If the area of ΔABC is 36 sq cm, then the area (in sq cm) of the quadrilateral BDGF is equal to
130. In ΔABC, D is the mid-point of BC. Length of AD is 27 cm. N is a point on AD such that the length of DN is 12 cm. The distance of N from the centroid of ΔABC is equal to
(a) 9 cm
(b) 15 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 6 cm
131.If tan(A + B) = √3 and tan(A – B) = 1/3√,∠(A + B)< 90°,A ≥ B, then ∠A is
132. The value of
is equal to
133. If r sinθ = 7/2 and r cos θ = 7√3 /2, then the value of r is
134. If θ + Φ = π/2 and sinθ = 1/2, then the value of sinΦ
135. If a + b + c + d= 4, then the value of
136. If t2 – 4t +1 = 0, then the value of t3 + 1/t3 is
137. If a1/3 +b1/3 +c1/3 =0, then a relation among a, b, c is
(a) a + b + c = 3abc
(b) a3 + b3 + c3 = 0
(c) a + b + c = 0
(d) (a + b + c)3 = 27abc
138. If 3√a + 3√b = 3√c, then the simplest value of (a + b – c)3 + 27abc is
139. The side BC of a ΔABC is extended to D. If ∠ACD =120° and ∠ABC = 1/2 ∠CAB, then the value of ∠ABC is
140. Two circles having radii r units intersect each other in such a way that each of them passes through the centre of the other. Then, the length of their common chord is
141. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from a point on the ground is 30° and moving 70 m towards the tower it becomes 60°. The height of the tower is
(c) 10 m
Directions (Q.Nos. 142-145) Study the graph and answer the questions.
142. What was the pass percentage in year 2008?
143. What was the number of third division in year 2006?
144. In which year, did the college have the best result for B.Com.?
(c) (a) and (b)
145. How many per cent passed in first division in year 2007?
(a) 16 2/3
(b) 12 1/2
(c) 15 15/19
(d) 11 13/17
(Q.Nos. 146-150) Study the graph and answer the questions.
146. The ratio of the total expenditure on infrastructure and transport to the total expenditure on taxes and interest on loans is
(a)9 : 7
147. If the expenditure on advertisement is Rs 2.10 crore, then the difference between the expenditures on transport and taxes is
(c)Rs 25 lakh
(d)Rs 35 lakh
148. If the total amount of expenditure of the company is N times the expenditure on research and development, then the value of N is
149. If the interest on loans amounts to Rs 2.45 crore, then the total amount of expenditure on advertisement, taxes and research and development is
(a) Rs 5.4 crore
(b) Rs 7 crore
(c) Rs 2.4 crore
(d) Rs 4.2 crore
150. The expenditure on the interest on loans is what per cent more than the expenditure on transport?
Part IV General Awareness
151. Universal adult franchise shows that India is a country which is
152. How many fundamental duties are there in our Indian Constitution?
153. In which year was Anti-Defection Bill passed by the Indian Parliament?
154. The World Trade Organization (WTO) came into effect in
155. Which Article of the Constitution enjoins the State to establish Village Panchayat?
(a) Article 44
(b) Article 57
(c) Article 32
(d) Article 40
156. The word ‘Buddha’ means
(a) an enlightened one
(b) a wanderer
(c) a conqueror
(d) a liberator
157. 1917 is known for
(a) End of the World War I
(b) The Russian Revolution
(c) Battle of Trafalgar
(d) Battle of Waterloo
158. 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
159. Which of the following listed is not a feature of organic farming?
(a) Use of synthetic fertilizers
(b) Very less energy consumption
(c) The non-use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
(d) Soil is nurtured for future use by maintaining micro-organisms
160. 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
161. Indian economy is a
(a) capitalistic economy
(b) centralized economy
(c) mixed economy
(d) communistic economy
162. Who is called the ‘Father of Economics’?
(a) Adam Smith
(b) Alfred Marshall
(c) Max Muller
(d) Karl Marx
163. The longest river in the world is
164. The main function of palisade parenchyma in leaf is
165. The harmful substances produced by the microbes are known as
166. For immediate energy production in cells, one should take
(a) vitamin C
167. 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
168. Which one of the following types of malaria is pernicious malaria?
169. Who wrote the book’Systema Naturae’?
170. Who built the famous Vaikunta Perumal temple at Kanchipuram?
(a) Nandi Varman II
(b) Aparajita Varman
(c) Narasimha Varman II
(d) Parameshvara Varman II
171. UNO was founded in the year
172. The first to invade India were the
173. Niyamgiri hill is located in Kalahandi district of
(d) Paschim Banga
174. A cyclone occurs when
(a) there is a low pressure in the centre and high pressure around
(b) the pressure in the centre is equal to the pressure around
(c) there is low pressure all around
(d) there is a high pressure in the centre and low pressure around
175. The previous name of Zaire was
(b) Sierra Leone
176. The largest fresh water lake in India is
(a) Wular lake
(b) Nainital lake
(c) Dal lake
(d) Bhimtal lake
177. The Indian Supercomputer built by CRL, Pune which ranked fourth fastest in the world and most powerful in Asia is called
178. A solution is
(a) a solid dissolved in water
(b) a mixture of two liquids .
(c) a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances
(d) a solid dissolved in a liquid
179. The first organic compound synthesised in the laboratory was
(a) lactic acid
(d) uric acid
180. The buffer action of blood is due to the presence of
(a) Cl– and HCO3–
(b) HC03– and H2C03
(c) HCI and NaCI
(d) Cl– and CO32-
181. Which one of the following contains maximum percentage of carbon?
(a) Wrought iron
(b) High speed steel
(c) Cast iron
(d) Stainless steel
182. Which of the following appeared to be with a significant potential for accumulation through food chains?
183. A metal ball and a rubber ball, both having the same mass, strike a wall normally with the same velocity. The rubber ball rebounds and the metal ball does not rebound. It can be concluded that
(a) both suffer the same change in momentum
(b) the initial momentum of the rubber ball is greater than that of the metal ball
(c) the rubber ball suffers greater change in momentum
(d) the metal ball suffers greater change in momentum
184. If the phase difference between two points is 120° for a wave with velocity of 360 m/s and frequency 500 Hz, then path difference between the two points is
(a) 12 cm
(b) 24 cm
(c) 1 cm
(d) 6 cm
185. 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
186. The waves used in sonography are
(b) ultrasonic waves
(d) infra-red waves
187. Fifth Generation Computers are
(a) Data Interpreters
(b) Data Controllers
(c) Data Processors
(d) Knowledge Processors
188. Name the oldest Indian civilization
(a) Mesopotamian civilization
(b) Egyptian civilization
(c) Indus Valley civilization
(d) None of these
189. Who is the author of ‘A Suitable Boy’?
(a) Arundhati Roy
(b) Khushwant Singh
(d) None of these
190. Who was awarded the first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award? ‘
(a) Mother Teresa
(b) Morarji Desai
(d) None of these
191. 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
192. Who among the following Mughal rulers has been called the ‘Prince of Builders’?
(a) Shah Jahan
193. Name the American film cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
(a) Steven Spielberg
(b) Hanna Barbera
(c) Warner Brothers
(d) Walt Disney
194. An earthquake is also known as
(d) None of these
195. Our atmosphere is divided into layers.
196. Lungs of a plant are
197. Who has authored the book titled ‘Narendra Modi : A Political Biography’?
(a) Jeffrey Dell
(b) Kingsley Amis
(c) Andy Marino
(d) David Irving
198. Who invented the electric bulb?
(a) Thomas Alva Edison
(b) James Watt
(c) Thomas More
(d) None of these
199. Who invented aeroplane?
(b) Wright Brothers
200. Who is called Rawalpindi Express?
(a) Rahul Dravid
(b) Imran Khan
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
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