SSC CHSL Topic Wise Study Material – Practice Set 1
• In this question paper, there are 100 questions. Students are required to attempt all questions.
• Students will be awarded with 2 marks for each correct answer.
• There will be negative marking of 0.5 mark for each wrong answer.
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-4) Select the related words/ letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
1. Needle : Clock :: Wheel: ?
2. ACE : HIL :: MOQ : ?
3. 7 : 56 :: 9 : ?
5. If Sapling is to Tree, then…..?…..is to Flower?
Directions (Q.Nos. 6-8) Select the one which is different from the other three responses.
9. Arrange the following words according to English Dictionary.
1. Wound 2. Writer
3. Whiter 4. Worst
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 4, 3, 1, 2
(c) 3, 4, 1, 2
(d) 3, 2, 1, 4
10. If the order of the English alphabet is reversed, then which letter would be exactly in the middle?
(d) None of these
11. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
12. If FIREWOOD is written as ERIFDOOW, then the code for the word FRACTION is written as
Directions (Q.Nos. 13-and 14) Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
13. 4, 12, 36, 108,?
14. BZA, DYC, FXE, ?, JVI
15. If X is the brother of the son of Y’s son, how is X related to Y?
16. Select the word which can be formed from the original word. ENVIRONMENT
17. If E = 5 and HOTEL = 12, how will LAMB be written?
18. I am standing at the centre of a circular field. I go down South to the edge of the field and then turning left I walk along the boundary of the field equal to three-eighths of its length. Then, I turn West and go right across to the opposite point on the boundary. In which direction am I from the starting point?
Direction (Q.No. 19) Two statements are given followed by four Conclusions t II, HI and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.
19. Statements Every man should have his identity card with him.
That card should mention his blood group, complete address and telephone number for contact, in case, some serious accident takes place. Conclusions
I. Blood cannot be transfused until its group is mentioned in the- card.
II. The police needs this, inspection speed up on the accident is fatal.
III. In case of emergency, he may forget his address and may need the card to contact his house.
IV. None is supposed to forget his phone number under any circumstances.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Both III and IV follow
20. There are three different positions of a dice shown below. How many dots lie opposite 2 dots?
21. Select the answer figure in which the question figure is hidden/ embedded.
22. Which one of the following diagrams best depicts the relationship among Engineer, Doctor and People?
23. Study the following matrix and then answer the question given below.
Now, explain, what is the code of ‘GENDER’?
(a) 98, 99, 76, 97, 99, 56
(b) 98, 99, 76, 97, 98, 55
(c) 98, 99, 76, 97, 99, 55
(d) 98, 99, 76, 97, 87, 55
24. If the following words are arranged according to their size in descending order. Which one of the following word will be in third place?
She-goat, Elephant, Cow, Horse
25. If L stands for +, M stands for -, N stands for x, P stands for ÷, then 14N10L42P2M8 is equal to
Part II General Awareness
26. NREGP is the abbreviated form of
(a) National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
(b) National Rural Educational Guarantee Programme
(c) National Rapid Educational Guarantee Programme
(d) National Rapid Employment Generation Programme
27. Mid Day Meal Scheme is financed and managed by
(a) Food and Civil Supply Department of State Government
(b) Department of Consumer Affairs and Welfare
(c) Ministry of Programme Implementation
(d) Ministry of Human Resource Development
28. Who has the Sole Right to issue paper currency in India?
(a) The Government of India
(b) The Finance Commission
(c) The Central Bank of India
(d) The Reserve Bank of India
29. According to our constitution, the Rajya Sabha
(a) is dissolved once in 2 years
(b) is dissolved every 5 years
(c) is dissolved every 6 years
(d) is not subject of dissolution
30. Which of the following chief justices of India acted as the President of India also?
(a) Justice M Hidayatullah
(b) Justice PN Bhagwati
(c) Justice Mehar Chand Mahanjan
(d) Justice B K Mukheijee
31. The legal advisor of State Government is known as
(d) State public prosecutor
32. The first definite step to provide parliamentary control’ over East India Company was taken by
(a) The Regulating Act of 1773
(b) The Pitt’s India Act of 1784
(c) The Charter Act of 1793
(d) The Charter Act of 1813
33. Consider the following statements
1. IMuhammad Shah (1719-48) was the first Mughal ruler to patronize Urdu.
2. Malik Muhammad Jayasi wrote the famous epic ‘Padmavat’ in Hindi.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
34. The main cause of the conflict between the Nawab Sirajuddaula and the East India company was that
(a) the British opposed the succession of Sirajuddaula
(b) the British misused the Dustaq (free duty passes)
(c) the British attacked the french settlement of Chandranagar in Bengal
(d) the incident of black hole had occured
35. The British introduced the railways in India in order to
(a) promote heavy industries in India
(b) facilitate British commerce and administrative
(c) move foodstuff in case of famine
(d) enable Indians to move freely within the country
36. The Arya Samaj was founded by
(a) Swami Dayananda Saraswati
(b) Swami Vivekanand
(c) Keshav Chandra Sen
(d) Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar
37. Consider the following statements Salinity of water in the equatorial oceans decrease because
1. large rivers like Amazon and Congo enter into the sea.
2. evaporation is less.
3. waters from Arctic and Antarctic mix with the waters of equator.
4. of heavy rainfall
Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1 and 4
38. Tidal Range denotes the
(a) rise of sea water and its movement toward the coast
(b) fall of sea water and its movement toward the sea
(c) rise and fall of sea water due to gravitational forces
(d) difference between high and low tide
39. Radialarian oozes occur in the depths of
(a) 600 to 1200 fathoms
(b) 1500 to 2000 fathoms
(c) 2000 to 5000 fathoms
(d) 5000 to 6000 fathoms
40. Name the continents that form a mirror image of each other
(a) North America and South America
(b) Asia and Africa
(c) Africa and South America
(d) Europe and Asia
41. Root found in Dahlia
(a) Tuberous root
(b) Fusiform root
(c) Fasiculated root
(d) Conical root
42. Leaf spot disease of rice is caused by
(d) None of these
43. The unit of intensity of electric field is
44. Instrument used to store the electric charge is known as
45. Hard disc drives are considered storage
46. H20 is liquid and H2S is a gas because
(a) oxygen forms stronger hydrogen bond than sulphur
(b) oxygen is less elctronegative than sulpur
(c) atomic radius of oxygen is less than that of sulphur
(d) atomic radius of oxygen is greater than that of sulphur
47. Which one of the following pairs of geographical area show maximum biodiversity in our country?
(a) Sunderbans and Rann of Kutch
(b) Eastern Ghats and Paschim Banga
(c) Eastern Himalaya and Western Ghat
(d) Kerala and Punjab
48. The term PC means
(a) Private Computer
(b) Personal Computer
(c) Professional Computer
(d) Personal Calculator
49. Which of the following organisation issue the rules of global trade?
(a) World Bank
(b) World Trade Organisation
(c) Foreign Exchange Dealer’s Association
(d) Directorate General and Foreign Trade
50. Who has written the book War and Peace ?
(a) Khushwant Singh
(b) Mikhail Solokhov
(c) Count Leo Tolstoy
(d) Saul Bellow
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
51. The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 20. What will be the sum of their reciprocals?
52. In the following, which is the greatest number?
(b) [(2+ 2)2]2
53. The HCF and LCM of the two numbers x and y are respectively 3 and 105. If x + y=36, then 1/x + 1/y is equal to
54.A cistern has two pipes. One can fill it with water in 8 h and the other can empty it in 5 h. In how many hours will the cistern be emptied if both the pipes are opened together when 3/4 of the cistern is already full of water?
(a) 3 1/3 h
(b) 6 h
(c) 10 h
(d)13 1/3 h
55.Raman bought a geyser at 9/10th its marked price and sold it at 8% more than its marked price. His gain per cent is
56. In a school, the ratio of boy, and girls is 4 : 5. When 100 girls leave the school, the ratio becomes 6:7. How many boys are there in the school?
(d) None of the above
57. Two vessels A and B contain milk and water in the ratio 7 : 5 and 17 : 7, respectively, in what ratio mixtures from two vessels should be mixed to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 5:3?
(b) 2 : 1
(c) 2 : 3
(d) 3 : 2
58. If 6 2/5+ 80 % of 35 + 26 1/3 = ⊕,then what is the value of ⊕?
(a) 60 11/15
(b) 59 4/15
(c) 70 1/15
(d) 49 11/15
59.If 2x+1/3x=5, find the value of 5x/6x2+20x+1
60. In each of the dimensions of a rectangle is increased by 100%, its area is increased by
61. A cone of height 12 cm and radius 14 cm is to be divided into two parts by cutting through the mid-point of vertical axis. Then, the volume of conical part is
(a) 616 cm3
(b) 692 cm3
(c) 308 cm3
(d) 346 cm3
62. The radii of two right circular cylinders are in the ratio 3 : 4 and heights are in the ratio 4:5. The ratio of their curved surface area is
(a) 3 : 4
(b) 4 : 5
(c) 5 : 3
(d) 3 : 5
63. If x2 + y2 – 4x – 4y + 8 = 0, then the value of x -y is
(b) – 4
64. If ABCD is a quadrilateral whose diagonals AC and BD intersect at O, D then D
(a) (AB+BC+CD+ DA)<(AC+ BD)
(b) (AB+BC+CD+ DA) >2(AC+ BD)
(c) (AB + BC+CD+DA)>(AC+BD)
(d) AB+BC+CD+ DA =2(AC+ BD)
65. If sin B = 1/2, then 3 cos B – 4 cos3 B is equal to
(d) 2 1/2
66. If tan A = 1 and tan B = √3, then cos A . cos B . sin A sin B is equal to
67.If x2 – 3x + 1 = 0, then the value of x3=1/x3 is
Directions (Q.Nos. 68-70) In the following pie-chart the people of various age groups of a town is shown.
The total population of the town is 10000, find the correct answer of the following questions.
68. The people in (40-50) age group are less than in (20-30) by
69. What is the ratio of people in the age group (30-40) to that of (10-20)?
(a) 2 : 3
(b) 4 : 3
(d) 9 : 4
70. The people in the age group (10-20) and the people in the age group (40-50) are together equal to
(a) the people in the age group (20-30)
(b) the people in the age group (30-40)
(c) the people in the age group of upto 10 yr
(d) None of the above
71. A boat takes half time in moving a certain distance downstream than upstream. What is the ratio between rate in still water and rate in current?
(a) 1 : 2
(b) 3 :1
(c) 2 : 1
(d) 1 : 3
72. A shopkeeper has 100 kg of tea. He sells a part of it at 20% profit and the rest at 5% loss. If his overall profit is 10%, find the quantity for each part?
(a) 20 kg
(b) 25 kg
(c) 30 kg
(d) 40 kg
73. What is the rate of interest, when the PW of Rs 1245 due 15 months hence is Rs 1200?
(b) 2 1/2%
74. If a * b = 2a – 3b + ab then,3*5 + 5*3 is equal to
75. 25% of a number is less than 18% of 650 by 19. The number is
Part IV English Language
Directions (Q.Nos.76 and 77) Pick out the most effective word/phrase from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
76. He knelt at his side and comforted him with ___words.
77. A man who is perpetually ___which of the two things he will do first, will do neither.
Directions (Q.Nos. 78-80) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (d) i. e., ‘No error (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).
78. He is neither in (a)/ favour of arms race or in favour of (b)/ simple nuclear disarmament, (c)/ No error (d)
79. Naturalisation is the process by which (a)/ a immigrant becomes a citizen (b)/of his new country, (c)/ No error (d)
80. A high fat diet not only increases the risks (a)/ of heart ailments (b) / however also that of other disorders, (c)/ No error (d)
Directions (Q.Nos.81 and 82) Which of the phrases (a), (b) and (c) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as is given and no correction is required, mark (d) as the answer.
81. Your doctor may explain the importance of a proper and balanced diet in the human body.
(a) an proper and balanced
(b) a proper or balance
(c) a prosperous and balance
(d) No correction required
82. English today is closer to been a world language than any other language has been in history.
(a) is closer for been
(b) is closer upon being
(c) is closer to being
(d) No correction required
Directions (Q.Nos. 83 and 84) In each sentence below three words have been printed in bold which are numbered (a), (b) and (c). One of these words may be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (d) i.e., all correct.
83. The importanse (a) given to content-oriented approach has affected the methodology (b) of this project, (c) All correct (d)
84. Almost all risk-taking (a) work involve (b) decision making under uncertainty, (c) All correct (d)
Directions (Q.Nos. 85-89) In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Working under the psychometric approach, both scientists and practitioners have placed undue emphasis upon a unitary concept of intelligence as reflected in the single I.Q. They seem to have ….(85)…. too much attention to the products of intelligent behaviour rather than the processes used to acquire ….(86)…. products. Such attention to product rather than to process tends to’ mark qualitative differences in the processes by ….(87)…. individuals interact with their environment and to ….(88)…. attention away from the possibility of qualitative changes in the nature of these processes ….(89)…. the course of cognitive development.
Directions (Q. Nos. 90-94) You have a passage with five questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Once there lived an old man who had a bag of gold. He was foolish. He dug a hole in the ground and put the bag of gold into the hole. Then he covered the hole with a stone. He used to visit the place nearly every day.
He would take away the stone and put his fingers into the hole. Then he would touch the gold and feel very happy. One day he took the stone away and put his fingers into the hole. How angry and sad he was when he discovered that his treasure was not there. The old man went to a friend and sadly told him the story. His friend said.
There is no reason for you to be sad. Your gold was useless to you. You still have the hole. You can visit it whenever you like. All you have to do is to imagine that your treasure is still there.
90. The old man hid the gold
(a) in a secret chamber
(b) in a bank locker
(d) in an unknown place
91. The old man was pleased when he
(a) used the gold
(b) touched the gold
(c) added to the gold
(d) gave away the gold.
92. The old man visited the place where he had kept the gold hidden
(a) every day
(b) once a week
(c) almost every day
(d) as often as possible
93. The friend’s words possibly made the old man
94. The friend told the old man that
(a) he had not lost anything
(b) he would get back his gold
(c) he should complain to the police
(d) he should not have hidden it in a hole.
Directions (Q. Nos. 95 and 97) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
95. A post with little work, but high salary.
96. Something that causes death.
97. A person who writes decoratively.
Directions (Q. Nos. 98 and 99) In these questions, the first and the last sentences of the passage are numbered as S1 and S6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out, which of the four combinations is correct. Then, find the correct answer.
98. S1-A lot of people simply dump their rubbish in open bins.
P. All sorts of diseases are carried by the flies.
Q. Then they come into the house . and infect uncovered food.
R. In this rubbish the flies breed and multiply.
S. Such carelessness invites flies to the rubbish.
S6.Consumption of such food can only bring disease and sickness.
The proper sequence should be
99. S1.Madurai is a historically important place.
P. Besides all these the Chitra festival attracts visitors.
Q. It has the famous Meenakshi Temple.
R. The place is also famous for the jasmine flower.
S. Further it is an architectural marvel.
S6.Due to all these factors Madurai is a popular tourist spot.
The proper sequence should be
100. Choose the correct alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
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