SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 16 November, 2014 (2nd Shift)
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 16 November, 2014 (2nd Shift)
Part I General Intelligence
1. Which one number is wrong in the series?
2. Find out the false date of birth given in the series.
3. If the cost of 16 kg of wheat is Rs 384, what is the cost of 90 kg of wheat?
(a) Rs 2016
(b) Rs 2024
(c) Rs 2610
(d) Rs 2160
4. If 5 and 8, 3 and 9, 2 and 6 and 1 and 4 exchange their values, what is the value of 3 6 5 4 1 9?
(a) 9 2 8 1 4 3
(b) 9 2 8 4 1 3
(c) 9 2 8 4 3 1
(d) 9 8 2 1 4 3
5. From the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. SHIPMENT
6. In a certain code, ‘329’ means GOD IS LOVE, ‘927’ means LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL. What is the code for GOD?
7. If MIGHT is written as KGEFR, how can DIARY be written in that code?
Directions (Q. Nos. 8-10) Select the missing number from the given responses.
11.Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the given equation. 5 * 3 * 3 * 5 * 0
(a)x ÷ – =
(b)+ – ÷ =
(c)- – + =
(d)- x ÷ =
12. Insert the arithmetic operations in the following numerical figures.
(a) + – x
(b) x + –
(c) x ÷ –
(d) x – +
13. Going 40 m to the South of his house. Ramdev turns left and goes another 10 m. Then, turning to the North, he goes 20 m and then starts walking to his house. In which direction is he walking now?
14. Ramesh walks 2 km to West and turns to his right and walks 3 km and turns right and walks 2 km and finally turns to his right. Which direction is he facing?
15. One statement is given followed by two Assumptions I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true even if it seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given assumption, if any, follow from the given statement. Indicate your answer.
Statement “You are hereby appointed as a programmer with a probation period of one year and your performance will be reviewed at the end of the period for confirmation.
A line is an appointment letter.
I. The performance of an individual generally is not known at the time of appointment offer.
II. Generally, an individual tries to prove his worth in probation period.
(a) Only Assumption I is implicit
(b) Only Assumption II is.implicit
(c) Both Assumptions I and II are implicit
(d) Neither Assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit
Directions (Q- Nos. 16-24) Select the related letter/word/ number from the given alternatives.
16. Cataract: Eye :: Pneumonia : ?
(d) Nerves and limbs
17. Whale : Mammal:: Turtle : ?
18. Dominance : Hegemony :: Independence : ?
19. TTT : 777 :: RRR : ?
20. C : I :: D : ?
21. YAD : NUS :: ? : NOOM
22. 27 : 3 :: 873 : ?
23. 6 : 34 :: 9 : ?
24. 352 : 30, 296 : 108, 628 : ?
Directions (Q. Nos. 25-33) Find the odd word/number/ letters/number pair from the given alternatives.
34. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words?
1. Window 2. Foundation
3. Floor 4. Ventilator
(a) 3, 2, 1,4,5
(b) 2,3,1, 4, 5
(C) 1,2, 3, 4, 5
(d) 3, 1,2, 4, 5
Directions (Q. NOS. 35 and 36) Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.
35. 1. Leaf 2. Learned
3. Leaved 4. Leak
(a) 5,1,4,2, 3
(b) 5,1,4, 3,2
(c) 3, 5, 1,4,2
(d) 1,4,2, 3, 5
36. 1. Fish 2. Fan 3. Flesh 4. Feast 5. Fraud
(b) 3, 5, 4, 2,1
(c) 2, 4, 3,1,5
(d) 4,2,1,5, 3
Directions (Q. Nos. 37-40) A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
37. ADG, GJM, ?
38. A, C, F, K, ?
40. 25, 35, 55, ?, 125
41. Which conclusion is correct for the given statement? Hard work is poor man’s wealth.
(a) A poor man is always a hard worker
(b) A poor man earns wealth through his hard work
(c) A wealthy man is always a hard worker
(d) A poor man can earn wealth if he is a hard worker
42. Two positions of a dice are shown below. When the heart shape is at the top what will be at the bottom?
43. Among the four answer figures, which figure can be formed from the cut-pieces given below in the question figure?
Directions (Q. Nos. 44 and 45) Identify the diagram that represents the best relationship among classes given below.
44. Women, Sister and Wives .
45. Pulses, Redgram, Moongdal
46. Identify the answer figure that completes the pattern in the question figure.
47. From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.
48. A square sheet of paper has been punched after folding. Its appearance, when opened, is shown in the question figure. You have to figure out in which folded position it was punched and how?
49.Identify the alternatives which resembles the mirror-image of the given word.
50. 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 matrix given below. The columns and rows of Matrix are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II from 0, 5 to 8. A letter from the matrix can be represented first by its row and next by its columns. e.g., D can be represented by 03, 10 etc, and J can be represented by 56,65 etc Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word BLACK.
(b) 20, 76,12, 57, 66
(c) 66, 12,20, 11,57
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 51-55) In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentences.
51. A fear of closed/dark place,
52. Fear of telling lies,
53. A person employed as a car-driver for an important person,
54. Walking in sleep.
55. A particular method of working.
(c) Working pattern
(d) Modus operandi
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. Renuka availed herself of all the leave to her credit.
(a) availed of
(c) availed to
(d) No improvement
57. One of my friends are going to Mumbai tomorrow.
(c) has been
(d) No improvement
58. I want you to clearly understand that excuses will not do.
(a) You clearly to understand
(b) To clearly understand you
(c) You to understand clearly
(d) No improvement
59. I sat down to do my assignment. Instead of that, I watched a movie.
(a) I watched a movie instead
(b) And I watched a movie
(c) I began watching a movie
(d) No improvement
60. The train was late for fifty minutes.
(d) No improvement
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.
Directions ( Q. Nos. 66-70) 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.
66. The trial made a mockery of justice.
(a) people mocked at the judgment
(b) it was a mock trial
(c) there was no serious outcome
(d) made the system look ridiculous
67. His recent statement is an about turn.
(a) a good announcement
(b) a declaration of war
(c) complete change of opinion
(d) a bold statement
68. When he left he was extremely disappointed. I think he’s gone for good.
(a) to seek good fortune
(b) to a good place
(c) to a foreign country
69. To grease the palm
(a) To rub oil on the hand
(b) To lubricate the machine parts
(c) To bribe
(d) To cut the tree
70. You find a black sheep in every community.
(a) one who does not co-operate
(b) person with bad reputation
(c) one who lives the life of shame
(d) one who is always doing wrong
Directions (Q. Nos. 71-75) In the following questions, some parps of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentences has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a), (b) and (c). If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is (d). i.e., ‘No error’.
71. On the arrival of the mail, (a)/ the car finally (b)/ made the start, (c)/ No error (d)
72. Second hand (a)/furnitures were (b)/put to auction, (c)/ No error (d)
73. If she had seen (a) /the car coming, she (b)/may not crossed the road, (c)/ No error (d)
74. His father (a)/ bought these furnitures (b)/the day before yesterday, (c)/ No error (d)
75. Although Niratyay is very intelligent and sincere (a) /to his dealing he (b)/often tells lies, (c) /No error (d)
Directions (Q. Nos. 76-80) 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.
76. She dwells too much ___her past.
77. There were no buses yesterday because of the strike and so I___walk to college.
(b) have to
(c) had to
(d) will have to
78. A wisemen__not pretend ___know everything.
(a) did, to
(b) may, in
(c) does, or
(d) does, to
79.____ the flight times before you book the tickets.
80. I’m very pleased with my new secretary. Her work is of a high ___
Directions (Q. Nos. 81-85) In the following questions, choose the correct opposite in meaning to the given word.
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.
In Britain, the (91) is very varied. People never know (92) it will be like the next day. The summer is (93) than the winter but even (94) summer the average temperature (95) only 16°C. Sometimes the Sun keeps (96) but at other times the sky is covered with clouds and it starts (97). In winter it is sometimes terribly (98), especially in the North to the country. The temperature (99) below 0°C and (100) is often snow and ice.
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
101. If (a + b): √ab = 4:1, where a>b>0, then a:b is
(a)(2 + √3):(2-√3)
(b)(2 – √3):(2 + √3)
(c)(3 + √3):(3 – √2)
(d)(3 – √2):(3 + √2)
102. If the sides of a triangle is extended in both the sides then the sum of the exterior angles so formed in both sides is
103. In ΔABC, ∠A = 90°, BP and CQ are two medians. Then the value of BP² + CQ²/BC² is
104. ΔABC and ΔDEF are similar. Also ∠A = ∠D and ∠B = ∠E. If 4AB = DE and BC = 12 cm, then EF is equal to
(a) 3 cm
(b) 24 cm
(c) 16 cm
(d) 48 cm
105. In ΔABC the straight line parallel to the side BC meets AB and AC at the points P and Q, respectively. If AP = QC the length of AB is 12 units and the length of AQ is 2 units then the length (in units) of CQ is
106. In a circle if PQ is the diameter of the circle and R is on the circumference of the circle such that ∠PQR = 30°, then ∠RPQ is equal to
107.The value of
108. If secθ + tanθ = 2 + √3, then the value of secθ is
109. If 9√x = √12 + √147, then x is equal to
110. There are 24 peaches, 36 apricots and 60 bananas and they have to be arranged in several rows in such a way that every row contains the same number of fruits of only one type. What is the minimum number of rows required for this to happen?
111. If n is even (6n -1) is divisible by
112. I have x marbles. My elder brother has 3 more than mine, while my younger brother has 3 less than mine. If the total number of marbles is 15, the number of marbles that I have is
113. Weight of a bucket when filled fully with water is 17kg. If the weight of the bucket when half filled with water is 13.5 kg, what is the weight of empty bucket?
(a) 12 kg
(b) 8 kg
(c) 10 kg
(d) 7 kg
114. Some staff promised to do a job in 18 days, but 6 of them went on leave. So the remaining men took 20 days to complete the job. How many men were there originally?
115. A certain number of men can do a piece of work in 40 days. If there were 45 men more the work could have been finished in 25 days. Find the original number of men employed in the work.
116. A brick 2″ thick is placed against a wheel to act for a stop. The horizontal distance of the face of the brick from the point where the wheel touches the ground is 6″. The radius of the wheel in inches is
117. The present worth of a bill due 7 months hence is Rs 1200 and if the bill were due at the end of 2 1/2 yr its present worth would be Rs 1016. The rate per cent is
118. In a quarterly examination a student secured 30% marks and failed by 12 marks. In the same examination another student secured 40% marks and got 28 marks more than minimum marks to pass. The maximum marks in the examination is
119. Two trains X and Y start from Jodhpur to Jaipur and from Jaipur to Jodhpur, respectively. After passing each other they take 4 h 48 min and 3 h 20 min to reach Jaipur and Jodhpur, respectively. If X is moving at 45 km/h, the speed of Y is
(a) 60 km/h
(b) 58 km/h
(c) 54 km/h
(d) 64.8 km/h
120. A sum doubles itself in 16 yr, then in how many years will it treble itself; rate of interest being simple
121. A right circular cylinder is circumscribed about a hemisphere so that they share the same base. The ratio of the volumes of cylinder and hemisphere is
(a) 4 : 3
(b) 3 :1
(c) 3 : 4
(d) 3 : 2
122. The ratio of volumes of two cubes is 8 :125. The ratio of their surface areas is
(b)2 : 75
123. If the sides of an equilateral triangle be increased by 1 m its area is increased by √3 sq m. The length of any of its sides is
(a) 2 m
124. A TV was bought at a price of Rs 21000. After 1 yr the value of TV was depreciated by 5%. Find the value of the TV after 1 yr.
125. The listed price of a shirt is Rs 270 and it is available at Rs 237.60. The rate of discount is
126. The ratio of 3 positive numbers is 2 : 3 : 5 and the sum of their squares is 608. The three numbers are
127. A sum of money is divided among A, B, C and D in the proportion of 7 : 6 : 3 : 5. If B gets Rs 270 more than C, then share of D is
128. A motorist travels to a place 150 km away at an average speed of 50 km/h and returns at 30 km/h. His average speed for the whole journey in km/h is
129. Three numbers are such that the average of first two numbers is 2, the average of the last two numbers is 3 and the average of the first and the last numbers is 4, then the average of three numbers is equal to
130. A manufacturer sells an item to a wholesale dealer at a profit of 18%. The wholesaler sells the same to a retailer at a profit of 20%. The retailer in turn sells it to a customer for Rs 15045 thereby earning a profit of 25%. The cost price of the manufacturer is
(a) Rs 8000
(b) Rs 8500
(c) Rs 9000
(d) Rs 10000
131. A shopkeeper buys two cameras at the same price. He sells one camera at a profit of 18% and the other at a price 10% less than the selling price of the first. His total profit or loss per cent is
132. A hemisphere of iron is melted and recast in the shape of a right circular cylinder of diameter 18 cm and height 162 cm. The radius of the hemisphere is
(a) 27 cm
(b) 9 cm
(c) 6 cm
(d) 12 cm
133. An iron sphere of radius 27 cm is melted to form a wire of length 729 cm. The radius of wire is
(a) 6 cm
(b) 9 cm
(c) 18 cm
(d) 36 cm
134. The base of a triangle is increased by 10%. To keep the area unchanged the height of the triangle is to be decreased by
(a) 9 1/11%
(b) 11 1/9%
135. If m + n = -2, then the value of m3 + n3 – 6 mn is
136. If un =1/n – 1/n+1, then the value of u1 +u2 +u3 +u4 +u5 is
137. If x is a prime number and -1 ≤2x-1/5≤1 then the number of values of x is
138. If x = 5, y = 6 and z = -11, then the value of x3 + y3 +z3 is
139. If sin(60° – x) = cos(y + 60°), then the value of sin(x – y) is
140. If x = a secθ, y = b tanθ, then x2/a2 – y2/b2 is
141. If 0° <θ< 90° and 2 sin2 θ + 3 cos θ = 3, then the value of θ is
Directions (Q.Nos. 142-145) Study the graph carefully and answer the following questions.
142. What is the measure of the angle at the centre representing people walking?
143. What is the percentage of children using scooter?
144. If 10 students come by car, how many come by bus?
145. If 180 students come walking to school what is the strength of the school?
Directions (Q.Nos. 146-150) Study the graph carefully and answer the following questions.
146. The ratio of the total sales of branch B2 for both years to the total sales of branch B4 for both years is
(a) 7 : 9
(b) 2 : 3
(c) 4 : 5
(d) 3 : 5
147. Total sales of branch B6 for both the years is x% of the total sales of branches B3 for both the years. The value of x is
148. x% of the average sales of branches B1, B2 and B3 in 2010 is the average sales of branches B1,B3 and B6 in 2009. The value of x is
149. The average sales of all the branches for the year 2009 is
150. Total sales of branches B1,B3 and B5 together for both the years is,
Part IV General Awareness
151. In the field of internet, www stands for
(a) world wide wrestling
(b) world wide web
(c) world wide Wordstar
(d) world without wrestling
152. Which application is used for accessing the information on internet?
(a) operating system
(b) web browser
(c) microsoft word
(d) system software
153. Which of the following is responsible for permanent hardness of water?
(a) magnesium bicarbonate
(b) sodium chloride
(c) calcium sulphate
(d) calcium bicarbonate
154. Which one of the following elements is an example of noble gas?
155. Heavy water is used as a coolant in nuclear reactors. Heavy water is
(a) water rich in minerals
(b) ozonized water
(c) water containing minerals of heavy metal
(d) water containing heavy isotope of hydrogen
156. Which of the following elements does not exhibit natural radioactivity?
157. Study of atmospheric phenomena is called
158. The secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Campaign was based in
159. The equator does not pass through which of the following countries?
160. The majority of Earth’s crust is composed of which rock?
161. The Psychological law of consumption states that
(a) proportionate increase in consumption is less than proportionate increase in income
(b) increase in income is equal to increase in consumption
(c) increase in consumption is greater than increase in income
(d) consumption does not change with a change in income
162.Collective consumption means
(a) household consumption
(b) individual consumption
(d) consumption by the citizens of the country
163. Who defined ‘Rent’ as that portion or produce of the Earth which is paid to the landlord for the use of original and indestructible power of the soil?
164. Subsidies are payment by government to
(a) consuming units
(b) producing units
(c) banking units
(d) retired persons
165. The profits of Indian banks operating in foreign countries are a part of
(a) income from entrepreneurship earned from abroad
(b) domestic factor income of India
(c) profits of the enterprises working in domestic territory of India
(d) operating surplus of the banks located in India
166. The council of ministers are collectively responsible to the
(b) Prime Minister
167. The concept of Directive Principles of State Policy in Indian constitution is adopted from that of
(a) Ireland and Spain
(b) US and UK
(c) USSR and China
(d) Japan and Korea
168. Which among the following Act suggested for the post called as comptroller and Auditor General?
(a) 1909 Act
(b) 1919 Act
(c) 1935 Act
(d) 1947 Act
169. Which was the first state to go to polls under the Delimitation?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
170. Which among the following state has Vidhan Parishad?
(b) Tamil Nadu
(d) Andhra Pradesh
171. ‘Linkage’ was discovered by
172. The book “Genera Plantarium” was written by
(b) Benthem and Hooker
(c) Engler and Prantle
173. Sporangia bearing leaf of a fern is called as
174. ‘Coralloid root’ of Cycas helps in
(a) absorption of water
(b) absorption of water and fixation of nitrogen
(d) transport of food
175. Water conduction takes place in mosses through
(a) xylem and phloem
176. Companion cells of phloem are found in
177. Which of the following is a scalar quantity?
(c) Angular momentum
(d) Electrostatic potential
178. Which of the following is not a vector quantity?
179. An object with a constant speed
(a) is not accelerated
(b) might be accelerated
(c) is always accelerated
(d) also has a constant velocity
180. A man in a train moving with a constant velocity drops a ball on the platform. The path of the ball as seen by an observer standing on the platform is
(a) a straight line
(b) a circle
(c) a parabola
(d) None of these
181. Who became the Chief Minister of Tripura after the elections held in Feb 2013?
(a) Agatha Sangam
182. RMSA means
(a) Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
(b) Rivers Management and Safety Authority
(c) Rashtriya Middle School Association .
(d) Recurring Modest Secured Account
183. The centenary session of the Indian Science Congress was held in January 2013 in
184. Who was elected as the new Chief Minister in Meghalaya after the assembly election in 2013?
(a) Mukul Sangma
(b) D D Lapang
(c) Salseng C Marak
(d) P A Sangma
185. Who among the following was sworn in as Lokayukta of Rajasthan?
(a) Amitava Roy
(b) Sajjan Singh Kothari
(c) Vasundhara Raje
(d) Mahipal Singh
186. The birth place of an iconic personality, Amrita Sher-Gil, is
187. Which of the following is the world’s largest mining port?
188. Which of the following cities is the capital of the desert country Mali?
189. The Queen of Netherlands who has relinquished the crown after 33 years on April 30, 2013 is
190. Which of the following scams rocked the European Union in February 2013?
(c) Horse meat
191. Bijapur is known for its
(a) severe drought condition
(b) Gol Gumbaz
(c) heavy rainfall
(d) Statue of Gomateswara
192. Who was a founder member of the Russian Populist movement “Anarchism”?
(a) Mikhail Bakunin
(c) Leo Tolstoy
193. Who founded “The Gadar Party’ in Sanfran-cisco in the USA?
(a) Lala Hardayal
(b) Lala Lazpat Rai
(c) Azit Singh
(d) Bipin Chandra Paul
194. The Supreme Court at Calcutta was established by
(a) Regulating Act of 1773
(b) Pitts India Act of 1784
(c) Charter Act of 1793
(d) Charter Act of 1813
195. Who was the founder of Satya Shodak Sabha in Maharashtra?
(a) Dr. Baba Saheb Alnbedkar
(b) Dr. Atmaram Pandurang
(c) Gopal Baba Wala
(d) Jyothiba Phule
196. Which one of the following rivers crosses the tropic of capicorn twice?
197. ‘Willow’ for a cricket bat is obtained from
(a) tropical forests
(c) deciduous forests
(d) coniferous forests
198. The longest river in Asia is
(a) river India
(b) river Yangtze
(c) river Hwang Ho
(d) river Ganga
199. The darkest portion of the shadow cast during an eclipse?
(d) Black hole
200. The primary goal of planning for disasters is to reduce
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