SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 18 January, 2017
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SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 18 January, 2017
1. Select the related word/letters/ number from the given alternatives.
RESISTANCE : OHM : : CURRENT : ?
(c) The unit of resistance is ohm, similarly the unit of current is ampere.
2. Select the related word/letters/ number from the given alternatives.
UHCDN : VIDEO : : OKZXDQ : ?
3. Select the related word/letters/ number from the given alternatives.
64 : 8 : : 289 : ?
(a) As, 64 => √64 = 8
Same as, 289 =>√289 =17
4. Select the related word/letters/ number from the given alternatives.
13 : 156 : : 17 : ?
5. Select the odd word/letters/number/ number pair from the given alternatives.
(d) Except Sydney, all other are the capitals of different countries while Sydney is one of the city in Australia.
6. Select the odd word/letters/number/ number pair from the given alternatives.
7. Select the odd word/letters/number/ number pair from the given alternatives.
(d) 2378 => 2 + 3 + 7+ 8 = 20
7562 => 7 + 5+6+2=20
6662 =>6+6+6 + 2=20
1155 =>1 + 1+ 5 + 5 = 12
It is clear from above that except 1155, sum of digit of all other numbers are 20 whereas sum of digit of 1155 is 12. Hence, 1155 is different from others.
8. Select the odd word/letters/number/ number pair from the given alternatives.
(d) Except 121, all other are prime numbers while 121 is a square number of prime number 11.
9. A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
Lieutenant, Captain, ? , Lieutenant Colonel
(c) Sub Lieutenant
(d) Major General
(b) In the given question, place of question mark (?), Major will be come because in question. Rank of Army is given which is as follows
Lieutenant -» Captain -»Major -»Lieutenant Colonel
10. A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
? , LMN, RST, WXY
11. A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
TU, ? , NO, XY
12. A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
3, 12, 48, ?
13. In the following question, two statements are given each followed by two Conclusions I and n. You have to consider the statements 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.
Some camels are ships.
No -ship is a boat.
Conclusions I. Some ships are camels.
II. Some camels are not boats.
(a) Conclusion I follows
(b) Conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows
(d) Both I and II follow
14. P, Q, R, S and T are sitting together. T is at one extreme end. P is the neighbor of T and is third to the left of Q. Who is fourth to the right of T?
15. Arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary.
(i) Joke (ii) Jockey (iii) Jocular (iv) Jocund
(a) iv, ii, i, iii
(b) ii, iii, iv, i
(c) ii, iii, i, iv
(d) iv, ii, iii, i
16. In a certain code language, ‘DANGER’ is written as ‘145237’ and ‘RANCOR’ is written as ‘745967’. How is ‘RAGE’ written in that code language?
17. Choose the odd number/number pair from the given responses.
(c) Except 21, all other numbers are prime numbers whereas 21 is a composite number.
18. If ‘K’ means ‘minus’, ‘L’ means ‘divided by’, ‘M’ means ‘plus’ and ‘D’ means ‘multiplied by’, then
117 L 3 K 5 M 12 D 8 = ?
(c) Given, 117 L 3 K 5 M 12 D 8 = ?
19. In the following question, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
20. Kajal left home for a hospital. She travelled 5 km towards East, then turned towards South-East to travel another 10 km, then again she turned towards North-East to travel 10 km and finally, she reached the hospital. In which direction is hospital with respect to her house?
21. Find the missing number.
(c) In first column, 9+7-5 = 11
In second column, 6 + 4 – 8 = 2
In third column, 8 + ? – 4 = 7
=> ? + 4 = 7 =>? = 7 – 4 =3
22. Deepak has a brother named Aditya. Deepak is the son of Kuldeep. Bunty is Kuldeep’s father. How is Aditya related to Bunty?
23. In a certain code language, ‘BRAIN’ is written as ‘CSBJO’, then how is ‘MAKER’ written in that code language?
24. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the given classes.
Males, Doctors, Brothers
25. If J = 1,K = 2,L = 5, M = 7,N = 11,O = 13,P = 17, then what will come in the place of question mark in given expression? N x ? + M + K = 31
26. The Indian Parliament House was designed by
(a) Alvar Aalto
(b) Michael Graves
(c) Edwin Lutyens
(d) Renzo Piano
27. Raghuveer Chaudhari won Jnanpith Award for work in which language?
(a) President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on renowned Gujarati writer and literature Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari for the year 2015. He was awarded with the India’s highest literary honour carrying a cash prize, a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati.
28. Which drug is used as an Antidepressant?
(b) Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, neuropathic pain. Tramadol is a centrally acting synthetic opioid with analgesic efficacy comparable to codeine.These medications are proven effective antidepressants.
29. The orange colour of carrot is because of
(a) it grows in the soil
(c) it is not exposed to sunlight
(d) the entire plant is orange in colour
(b) Carotenes are photosynthetic pigments important for photosynthesis. Carotenes contain no oxygen atoms. They absorb ultraviolet, violet, and blue light and scatter orange or red light, and (in low concentrations) yellow light. Carotenes are responsible for the orange colour of the carrot, for which this class of chemicals is named, and for the colours of many other fruits, vegetables and fungi.
30. Snake venom is highly modified saliva containing
(c) Snake venom is highly modified saliva containing zootoxins which facilitates the immobilization and digestion of prey, and defends against threats. It is injected by unique fangs after a bite.
31. Heavy water is
(a) monoterium oxide
(b) polyterium oxide
(c) deuterium oxide
(d) trisium oxide
(c) Heavy water (deuterium oxide, D20) is a form of water that contains a larger than normal amount of the hydrogen isotope deuterium (2H or D, also known as heavy hydrogen), rather than the common hydrogen-1 isotope (1H or H, also called protium) that makes up most of the hydrogen in normal water.
32. Which among the following elements has highest electronegativity?
(c) Electronegativity is the measure of an atom’s ability to attract electrons to itself in a covalent bond. When you examine a periodic table, you will find that (excluding the noble gases) the electronegativity values tend to increase as you go to the right and up. Order of electronegativity Cs (Caesium) < Na (Sodium) < Ga (Gallium) < As (Arsenic).
33. How many GB is equal to 1 TB?
(d) A Bit is a value of either a 0 or 1.
1 Byte = 8 Bits
1 KB = 8192 Bits
1 KB = 1024 Bytes
1MB =1024 KB
1 GB = 1024 MB
1 TB = 1024 GB
34. Most airports in India are named after
(c) New Delhi – Indira Gandhi International Airport
Patna – Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Airport
Ahmedabad – Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport
Bhubaneswar- Biju Patnaik International Airport and many others airports like Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow etc., are alsonamed after politicians.
35. Find arc elasticity of demand, if quantity demanded falls from 1050 to 950 when price of the item is increased from Rs 250 to Rs 290?
36. Suppose the equilibrium price for sugar is Rs 50 per kg. If the government sets a price floor of Rs 70 per kg, then
(a) quantity of sugar demanded will be greater than the quantity demanded at equilibrium price
(b) there will be a shortage of sugar in the market
(c) there will be a surplus of sugar in the market
(d) quantity of sugar supplied will be less than what was supplied at the equilibrium price
37. Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of reserves of which of the following animals?
(a) Madhya Pradesh is also known as the Tiger State’ as it is a home of around 20% of India’s tiger population and 10% of the world’s tiger population. In total, it has 6 tiger reserves.
38. Which type of pathogen causes the water-borne disease Schistosomiasis?
39. The highest airport in India is
(a) Dharamshala airport
(b) Pithoragarh airport
(c) Leh airport
(d) Dehradun airport
(c) Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is an airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is one of the highest commercial airports in the world at 3256 m (10682 ft) above mean sea level. The airport is named after 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, an Indian statesman and monk.
40. World’s longest land border is between which two countries?
(a) Australia and New Zealand
(b) India and China
(c) Switzerland and Italy
(d) Canada and USA
(d) The following is the list of longest borders shared between two countries
Canada-USA: 8893 km
Russia-Kazakhstan : 6846 km
Argentina-Chile: 5300 km
Mongolia-China: 4677 km
India-Bangladesh : 4053 km
Russia-China: 3645 km
41. Baghdad is the Capital City of ……
42. The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678.
(b)The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was commissioned by the sixth Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1660, in the memory of his first wife and chief consort, Dilras Banu Begum (posthumously known as Rabia-ud-Daurani). It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal.
43. Battle of Kannauj was fought in the year
(c) Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun at the battle of Kannauj on May 17, 1540.
44. Which company developed Java?
(b) Java is a programming language. It was first developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems, which is now a part of Oracle Corporation. It was released in 1995 as a part of Sun Microsystems’ Java platform.
45. Who established the foundations of the Quantum theory?
(a) Max Planck
(b) Mark Nicholas
(c) Albert Einstein
(d) Alfred Hitchcock
(a) 1900 quantum hypothesis by Max Planck that any energy-radiating atomic system can theoretically be 5 divided into a number of discrete “energy elements” ε(epsilon) such that each of these energy elements is proportional to the frequency ν with which each of them individually radiate energy, as defined by the following formula. This gave the foundation to quantum mechanics. E = hν, where h is a numerical value called Planck’s constant.
46. If in a motion, the axis of the rotation passes through an object, then the motion is called
(a) Orbital motion
(b) Circulatory motion
(c) Spin motion
(d) Oscillatory motion
47. Call sign of any aircraft carrying the Indian President is
(a) Air India One
(b) Airforce One
(c) Code Eagle
(d) Flight 101
(a) Air India One is the call sign of any aircraft with the Prime Minister or President of India on board. Air India is the national airline of India. The aircraft is operated as VIP flight by the IAF. The lAF’s Air Headquarters Communication Squadron, based at Indira Gandhi International Airport (formerly Palam Air Force Base) in New Delhi, is in charge of operating these aircraft.
48. Article-32 of the Indian Constitution ‘Remedies for enforcement of rights conferred by this Part’ deals with
(a) the Union government
(b) the State government
(c) the Fundamental Rights of the Indian citizen
(d) the directive principles of States policy
(c) Article 32 of the Indian Constitution enshrines this provision whereby individuals may seek redressal for the violation of their Fundamental Rights through instruments called as ‘writs’.
49. First indian sports person to win an individual Olympics silver for India is
(a) Sushil Kumar
(b) Rajyavardhan Singh
(c) Abhinav Bindra
(b) Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian politician and a former professional shooter. As a shooter, competing in the double trap event, he won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens (Greece). Sushil Kumar has won second individual silver medal for india at Olympics Abhinav Bindra has won first individual gold medal for India at Olympics.
50. Who wrote the Harry Potter series?
(b) George RR Martin
(c) JK Rowling
(d) Stephen King
51. If 3x + 5 (4 – 3x) > 2 – 4x < 3x – x/3; then the value of x is
52. At 9% discount the selling price of a washing machine is Rs 14000, what is the selling price if the discount is 22%?
53. A rice trader buys 22 quintals of rice for Rs 3344. 24% rice is lost in transportation. At what rate should he sell to earn 30% profit?
(a) Rs 88.86 per quintal
(b) Rs 197.6 per quintal
(c) Rs 269.2 per quintal
(d) Rs 260 per quintal
54. Which of the following is correct?
(a) (4x – 3y)² = 16X² – 12xy + 9y²
(b) (4x + 3y)² = 16X² – 24xy + 9y²
(c) (4x – 3y)² = 16X²+ 12xy – 9y²
(d) (4x – 3y)² = 16X²- 24xy + 9y²
55. The point P (a, b) is first reflected in origin to and P1 is reflected in y-axis to (5, -4). The coordinates of point P are
(a) (-5, – 4)
(b) (- 5,4)
(c) (5, 4)
(d) (5, – 4)
56. A missile travels at 1350 km/h. How many metres does it travel in one second?
(a) 369 m
(b) 375 m
(c) 356 m
(d) 337 m
57. If tan 330° = x, then the value of x is
58. What is the value of 3/4 + 8/9?
(d) 11 /9
60. What is the value of
(a) sinA/(1 – cosA)
(b) sinA/(1 + cosA)
(c) tanA/(1 + cosA)
(d) tanA/(1 – cosA)
61. The slopes of two lines are 1 and 1/√3. What is the angle between these two lines?
62. What are the roots of the quadratic equation 21x² – 37x – 28 = 0?
(a) -7/3, 4/7
(b) 3/7, -7/4
(c) 7/3, -4/7
(d) -3/7, 7/4
63. A rectangular swimming pool of length 25 m and breadth 12 m has a uniformly sloping floor. It is 2 m in depth on one end of its length and 3 m at the other. How much water is needed to completely fill this pool?
(a) 1500 cu m
(b) 2250 cu m
(c) 3000 cu m
(d) 750 cu m
64. Piyush has done l/3rd of a job in 30 days, Sanjeev completes the rest of the job in 60 days. In how many days can they together do the job?
65. An angle is twice its complementary angle. What is the measure of the angle?
66. The first and last terms of an arithmetic progression are 33 and -57. What is the sum of the series if it has 16 terms?
67.27 is 3.6% of ?
68. In a kite
(a) two pairs of consecutive sides are congruent
(b) diagonals are perpendicular bisectors of each other
(c) both diagonals form two congruent triangles
(d) adjacent angles are supplementary
69. The average weight of Sopan, Guruprasad and Rima is 65 kg. If the average weight of Sopan and Guruprasad be 67 kg and that of Guruprasad and Rima be 57 kg, then the weight of Guruprasad is
(a) 60 kg
(b) 53 kg
(c) 58 kg
(d) 63 kg
70. A bank offers 5% compound interest per half year. A customer deposits Rs 9600 each on January 1 and July 1 of a year. At the end of the year, the amount he would have gained by way of interest is
71.By increasing the price of entry ticket to a fair in the ratio 3:5, the number of visitors to the fair has decreased in the ratio 7:2. In what ratio has the total collection increased or decreased?
(a) Increased in the ratio 10 : 21
(b) Increased in the ratio 6 : 35
(c) Decreased in the ratio 21 :10
(d) Decreased in the ratio 35 : 6
72. A completes 1/3 part of a work in 5 days, while B completes 2/5 part of the same work in 10 days. In how many days will they complete doing the work together?
73.If 182 is divided in the ratio of 3 : 5 : 4 :1 in four parts, then minimum part is
74. If a dinning table which marked price is Rs 6000, sale to a customer in Rs 5000, then what is the rate of discount given on it?
(b) 8 1/3%
75. 855 candidates given an application for a job but 80% of the candidates in these are not selected. How many candidates were selected for the job?
76. Select the antonym of ‘to entrust’.
(a) To confer
(b) To allot
(c) To rely
(d) To deny
77. Select the word with the correct spelling.
78. Select the synonym of ‘subsidy.’
79. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.
Liquids forming a homogeneous mixture when added together.
80. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
It is wishful thinking that you can improve the situation by doing (with) such people.
(a) away of
(b) away with
(d) No improvement
(a) Phrasal expression ‘do away with’ means ‘to get rid off. This will improve the part in the bracket.
81. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
It is not uncommon
P. to push for public expenditure
Q. at a time
R. when private investment sentiment is weak
82. Select the synonym of Digress’.
(b) ‘Digress’ and ‘meander’ both mean “to change subject often while talking that makes it difficult to understand”.
83. In the following question, a sentence 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.
Can we send this container by ship?
(a) Can this container be sent by ship?
(b) Could this container be sent by ship by us?
(c) Could have we sent this container by ship?
(d) This container can be sent by ship. Can we?
(a) Can this container be sent by ship?
While changing into passive voice ‘can be sent’ will be used and ‘this container’ will be used as the subject.
Can will be used in the beginning as the sentence is interrogative.
84. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Shooting fish in a barrel
(a) To do random acts of stupidity
(b) To behave in a cruel manner
(c) Ridiculously easy
(d) To escape through a narrow opening.
(b) Idiom ‘shooting fish in a barrel’ means ‘very easy’.
85. Select the word with the correct spelling.
(c) Abhorred’ is the correct spelling. It means ‘to hate’.
86. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
“How often do you go to the gym?” said Deepak to Juned.
(a) Deepak asked Juned that how often he goes to the gym
(b) Deepak asked Juned that how often he has been going to the gym
(c) Deepak asked Juned how often he went to the gym
(d) Deepak asked Juned that how often he went to the gym
(c) Deepak asked Juned how often he went to the gym
While changing into indirect speech ‘how’ will be used as conjunction and the tense of the reported speech will be changed to past indefinite.
87. In the following question, a part of the sentence may have an error. Find out, which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select “No error’.
Although of good(A)/rains the production (B)/of food grains fell. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) ‘Although of good’ should be replaced with ‘Despite good’ to make the sentence correct.
88. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order. District judges
P. in far-flung districts
Q. and gag orders
R. have been authorising mass blocking of online content
89. In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the given four.
State laws____ the sale of alcoholic beverages
inside the stadium.
(c) Prohibit means to stop something from being done or used especially by law.
90. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.
To free someone or something from a constraint or difficulty.
(a) To exterminate
(b) To expurgate
(c) To intricate
(d) To extricate
(d) Extricate means to free someone or something from a difficulty.
91. In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the given four.
The security for the Prime Minister has been
up following the shoot out.
(c) Strengthen means to make somebody/something stronger. Fortify against somebody/something is used.
92. In the following question, a part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No error’.
In summer, the ponds (A)/just dry down (B)/in the scorching heat. (C)/No error (D)
(b) ‘Dry down’ is the wrong usage. In the context of the sentence dry up or dry out should be used.
94. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To sleep with the fishes
(a) Always be in a dream world
(b) To make absurd excuses
(c) To sleep peacefully
(d) To be dead
(d) Idiom ‘to sleep with fishes’ means ‘to be dead’.
95. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Don’t step near the cliff’s edge, else your life (might be thrown into) great peril.
(a) will be in
(b) will face
(c) would be placed in
(d) No improvement
(a) ‘Will be in’ is the appropriate use in the context of the sentence.
Directions (Q.Nos. 96-100) In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
This is a question that__beyond rights and democracy. It plunges ___into the basics of what constitutes that which is social. Is not the primordialism and the___of violence being used to construct a new kind of social? Are the current strategies of law enough to ponder ___and___about such events?
96.This is a question that ___beyond rights and democracy.
(c) has gone
(d) is going
97. It plunges ___into the basics of what constitutes that which is social.
98. the___of violence being used to construct a new kind of social?
99. Are the current strategies of law enough to ponder____
100. and__about such events?
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