SSC Exam Paper Combined Graduate Level –

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SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Paper – 2011

Subject – General Intelligence and Reasoning

Part – A

Directions: In question nos. 1 to 5, find the odd number/ letters/ figure/ number pair from the given alternatives.

1. (a) Ladder               (b) staircase                (c) bridge                    (d) escalator

2. (a) Talking              (b) walking                 (c) sleeping                 (d) running

3. (a) DWHS               (b) BYDW                  (c) CWFS                    (d) EVJQ

4. (a) DHLP                (b) TXBF                    (c) JNRV                     (d) YBEH

5. (a) 1                        (b) 65                          (c) 8                            (d) 64

Directions: In questions nos. 6 to 14, select the related letter/ word/ number/ figure from the given alternatives.

6. Procession: Route: Earth:?

(a) Space                     (b) Sun                        (c) orbit                       (d) highway


(a) TEACHER: EDUCATION                        (b) CHLORINE: WATER

(c) TONIC: BODY                                         (d) PESTICIDE: RATS


(a) KNCDSGSU         (b) KMDFEGSU         (c) KMDFEGUS         (d) KMDEFGUS

9. YWUS: BDFH:: WUSQ : ?

(a) DFHJ                     (b) FHJL                     (c) JLNP                     (d) RTVX

10. ADCB: KNML:: EHGF : ?

(a) DGFE                    (b) RUST                    (c) QRST                    (d) ZYXW

11. BCDF: GHIK:: LMNP : ?

(a) QRST                    (b) QRTS                    (c) QRSU                    (d) QRSV

12. IC: 6:: DP : ?

(a) 14                          (b) 10                          (c) 12                          (d) 16

13. ABCD: WXYZ:: EFGH : ?

(a) STUV                    (b) ZYXW                  (c) VUTS                    (d) WXZY

14. 83: 25:: 29:?

(a) 44                          (b) 49                          (c) 40                          (d) 63

Directions: Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.

15. (1) Noble              (2) Nobilitary             (3) Noblesse               (4) Nobility                 (5) Noble

(a) 1, 4, 3, 2, 5            (b) 3, 4, 1, 2, 5                        (c) 5, 2, 4, 1, 3            (d) 2, 4, 3, 5, 1

16. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?

An _ nn _ ana _ na _ nan _ a

(a) annan                     (b) aanan                     (c) nanna                     (d) naana

17. Find the number that does not belong to the group of umbers for lack of common property.

(a) 945                        (b) 625                                    (c) 743                        (d) 853

18. Find out the set of number amongst the four sets of numbers given in the alternatives which is most like the set given in the question.

Given set: (8, 56, 72)

(a) (7, 56, 63)              (b) (3, 15, 24)             (c) (6, 42, 54)              (d) (5, 30, 35)

19. In the following question, numbers of letters are a kipped in between by a particular rule. Which of the following series observes the rule?

(a) AEJOTY                (b) AFKPUZ               (c) AFKPTY               (d) AENRV

20. Insert the correct missing number from the choices given below:

2 cm7 cm9 cm18 cm36 cm72 cm

Directions: In question nos. 21 to 24, series is given with one/ two term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.


(a) GK                         (b) UV                         (c) GH                         (d) UG

22. 5 9 ? = 84

8 6 4 = 56

7 3 7 = 70

(a) 4                            (b) 7                            (c) 5                            (d) 6

23. 9, 8, 10, 16, 11, ?, 12, 64

(a) 28                          (b) 36                          (c) 25                          (d) 32

24. 34, 18, 10, ?

(a) 8                            (b) 5                            (c) 7                            (d) 6

25. Find the wrong number in the series.

7, 28, 63, 124, 215, 342

(a) 28                          (b) 63                          (c) 124                        (d) 342

26. In a class Rajan got the 11Th rank and he was 31st from the bottom of the list of Boys passed. Three boys did not take the examination and one failed. What is the total strength of the class?

(a) 32                          (b) 42                          (c) 45                          (d) 46

27. In a family, mother’s age is twice that of daughter’s age. Father is 10 years older than mother. Brother is 20 years younger than his mother and 5 years older than his sister. What is the age of the father?

(a) 62 years                 (b) 60 years                 (c) 58 years                 (d) 55 years

28. Rahul and Robin are brother. Pramod is Robin’s father. Sheela is Pramod’s sister. Sheela’s granddaughter. How is Rahul related to Shubha?

(a) Brother                  (b) Cousin                   (c) Uncle                     (d) Nephew

29. In a survey of a town, it was found that 65% of the people surveyed watch the news on T.V., 40% read a newspaper and 25% read a newspaper and watch the news on T.V. What per cent of the people surveyed neither watch the news on T.V. nor read a newspaper?

(a) 5%                         (b) 10 %                      (c) 20 %                      (d) 15 %

30. In the year 1996, the Republic day was celebrated on Friday. On which day was the Independence Day celebrated in the year 2000?

(a) Tuesday                 (b) Monday                 (c) Friday                    (d) Saturday

31. Mr. and Mrs. Gopal have 3 daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many persons are there in the family?

(a) 5                            (b) 6                            (c) 7                            (d) 8

32. In Ravi’s clock shop, two clocks were brought for repairs. One clock has the cuckoo coming out every sixteen minutes, while the other one has the cuckoo coming out every eighteen minutes. Both cuckoos come out at 12.00 noon. When will they both come out together again?

(a) 2.06 PM                 (b) 2.08 PM                (c) 2.24 PM                 (d) 2.32 PM

33. There are three baskets of fruits. First basket has twice the number of fruits in the 2nd basket. Third basket has ¾Th of the fruits in the first. The average of the fruits in all the baskets is 30. What is the number of fruits in the first basket?

(a) 20                          (b) 30                          (c) 35                          (d) 40

34. From my house I walked 5 Km towards North. I turned right and walked 3Km. Again I went one km to the south. How far am I from my house?

(a) 7 Km                     (b) 6 Km                     (c) 4 Km                     (d) 5 Km

35. A and B are standing at a distance of 20 Km from each other on a straight East- West road. A and B start walking simultaneously eastwards and westwards respectively and both cover a distance of 5 Km. Then A turns to his left and walks 10 Km. B turns to his right and walks 10 Km at the same speed. Then both turn to their left and cover a distance of 5 km at the same speed. What will  be the distance between them?

(a) 10 Km                   (b) 30 Km                   (c) 20 Km                   (d) 25 Km

36. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word:


(a) REFRAIN              (b) MOTION               (c) REFRACT             (d) FORMAT

Directions: From the given alternative words, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word.


(a) FRACTURE          (b) MANNER             (c) MATTER              (d) FACE

38. If in a certain language, PLAYER is coded as QNDCJX, then how SINGER will be coded in the same language?

(a) TKQKJX               (b) TKJKQX               (c) TKQKXJ               (d) TKQXJK

39. If in a certain code, 95789 is written as EGKPT and 2436 is written as ALUR, then how will 24539 be written in that code?

(a) ALEUT                  (b) ALGTU                 (c) ALGUT                 (d) ALGRT

40. A statement is given followed by four alternative arguments. Select one which is most appropriate.

Statement: White clothes are worn more often in summer because

(a) They are thin and cool                              (b) they are bad absorbers of heat

(c) They can be easily washed                       (d) they are easily available in summer

Directions: In question nos. 41 and 42, select the missing number from the given responses.



(a) 324                        (b) 289                                    (c) 441                        (d) 361



(a) 49                          (b) 50                          (c) 51                          (d) 52

43. The number of road accidents in a city is increasing month by month as given below. Find out the number of accidents in the month of June.

No. of accidents48162844?

(a) 64                          (b) 48                          (c) 52                          (d) 40

44. if ‘X’ means ‘addition’ ‘_’ means ‘division’, ‘¸’ means ‘subtraction and ‘+’ means ‘multiplication’, then which of the following equations is correct?

(a) 16+5-10*4¸3=9                                        (b) 16-5*10¸4+3=12

(c) 16+5¸10*4-3=9                                        (d) 16*5¸10¸4-3=19

45. A man starts from a point, walks 8 km toward North, turns right and walks 12Km, turns left and walks 7 Km, turns and walks 24 Km towards South, turns right and walks 12 Km. In which direction is he from the starting point?

(a) North                     (b) South                     (c) West                      (d) East

Part – B

Subject – General Awareness

46. The reserves held by Commercial Banks over and above the statutory minimum, with RBI are called

(a) Cash reserves        (b) Deposit reserves   (c) Excess reserves     (d) momentary reserves

47. Who is authorized to issue coins in India?

(a) Reserve bank of India                               (b) Ministry of Finance

(c) State Bank of India                                   (d) Indian Overseas Bank

48. Which four countries are called the Asian Tigers?

(a) Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

(b) Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan

(c) Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China

(d) Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Taiwan

49. In the Budget Estimates for 2011-12, an allocation of Rs. 300 crore has been made for promoting output of pulses in 60,000 villages in rainfed areas with a view to attaining self sufficiency in pulses in a period of

(a) Two years              (b) Three years           (c) Four years                         (d) Five years

50. In the budget for 2011-12 presented by the Finance Minister on 28-02-2011, the growth rate for the year 2010-2011 was projected at

(a) 7.6%                      (b) 8.0%                      (c) 8.6%                      (d) 9.0%

51. The ‘break-even’ point is where

(a) Marginal revenue equals marginal cost   (b) average revenue equals average cost

(c) Total revenue equals total cost                 (d) none of the above

52. The method of Impeachment of the President of India is adopted from

(a) U.S.A.                    (b) U.K.                       (c) U.S.S.R.                 (d) France

53. In the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which languages were added subsequently?

(a) English, Sindhi, Marathi, Sanskrit           (b) Sanskrit, Sindhi, Konkani, Manipuri

(c) Sindhi, Konkani, Manipuri, Nepali          (d) Marathi, Oriya, Konkani, Nepali

54. Indian Parliament Means

(a) Rajya Sabha – Lik Sabha

(b) Rajya Sabha – Lok Sabha – Prime Minister

(c) President of India – Rajya Sabha – Lok Sabha

(d) President of India –Vice-President of India – Lok Sabha – Rajya Sabha

55. Generally, the soil of the northern plains of India has been formed by

(a) Degradation                                              (b) aggradation

(c) Weathering in situ                                                (d) erosion

56. Hiuen Tsang visited India during the reign of

(a) Chandragupta I      (b) Chandragupta II    (c) Harshavardhana    (d) Rudradaman

57. The Muslim adventurer who destroyed the Nalanda University was

(a) Alla-ud-din Khilji                                     (b) Muhammad-bin-Tughlak

(c) Muhammad-bin-Bhaktiyar                       (d) Muhammad-bin-Quasim

58. Painting reached its highest level of development during the reign of

(a) Akbar                    (b) Aurangzeb             (c) Jahangir                 (d) Shah Jahan

59. The communal electorate was introduced for the first time in India in

(a) 1919                      (b) 1935                      (c) 1906                      (d) 1909

60. The two states which had non-Congress Ministries in 1937 were

(a) Bengal and Punjab                                    (b) Punjab and NWFP

(c) Madras and Central Provinces                 (d) Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

61. Sea breeze is formed during

(a) Day time               (b) night time             (c) both                       (d) seasonal

62. What percentage of world’s fresh water is stored as glacial ice?

(a) 50%                       (b) 10%                       (c) 70%                       (d) 30%

63. Which one of the following rivers of India does not make a delta?

(a) Ganges                  (b) Godavari               (c) Mahanadi              (d) Tapti

64. Which one of the following state has the longest coastline?

(a) Maharashtra          (b) Tamil Nadu           (c) Gujarat                  (d) Andhra Pradesh

65. The pass located in Himachal Pradesh is

(a) Shipkila                 (b) Zojila                    (c) Nathula                  (d) Jelepla

65. Match the following and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Crops                                      Producing state

(A) Tea                                   (1) Himachal Pradesh

(B) Sugarcane                                     (2) Assam

(C) Groundnut                        (3) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Apple                                (4) Gujarat

(a) A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3                                                (b) A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1

(c) A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4                                                (d) A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2

66. An example of false fruit is

(a) Apple                     (b) Guava                    (c) Mango                   (d) Tomato

67. Normal fasting blood sugar level per 100 ml. of blood in man is

(a) 30-50 mg               (b) 50-70 mg               (c) 80-100 mg                         (d) 120-140 mg

68. Rate of interest is determined by

(a) The rate of return on the capital invested            (b) Central Government

(c) Liquidity preference                                 (d) Commercial Banks

69. The vector of disease sleeping sickness is

(a) sand-fly                 (b) house-fly               (c) fruit-fly                 (d) tse-tse fly

70. For how many years have the dinosaurs been extinct?

(a) About 25 million years                             (b) about 65 million years

(c) About 100 million years                           (d) about 135 million years

71. A geostationary satellite revolves round the earth from

(a) East to West          (b) West to East          (c) North to South      (d) South to North

72. Among the following materials sound travels fastest in

(a) Steel                      (b) Air                                     (c) Vacuum                 (d) Water

73. The rear side of the moon was photographed by

(a) Viking I                 (b) Viking II                (c) Luna                      (d) Mariner IX

74. Which phenomenon do bats or dolphins use to find prey, predators or obstacles?

(a) Refraction of sound                                  (b) Formation of beats

(c) Scattering of sound                                   (d) Echo location

75. What did the first electronic digital computer contain?

(a) Transistors            (b) Valves                   (c) Core memory        (d) Semiconductor memory

76. Microsoft Office’s personal information manager is

(a) Outlook                 (b) Internet Explorer (c) Organizer              (d) Access

77. Hard steel contains

(a) 2 to 5 per cent carbon                               (b) 0.5 to 1.5 per cent carbon

(c) 0.1 to 0.4 per cent carbon                                     (d) 0.01 to 0.04 per cent carbon

78. Cement is formed by strongly heating a mixture of

(a) Limestone and graphite                            (b) Limestone and clay

(c) Chalk and graphite                                    (d) Clay and graphite

79. Glass is a

(a) Superheated solid                                     (b) Supercooled liquid

(c) Supercooled gas                                        (d) superheated liquid

80. The temperature of oxy-acetylene flame is around

(a) 2800oC                  (b) 3200oC                  (c) 4000oC                  (d) 1500oC

81. Which is the most stable eco-system?

(a) Desert                    (b) Ocean                    (c) Mountain               (d) Forest

82. Lambert’s law is related to

(a) Reflection             (b) Refraction                         (c) Interference           (d) Illumination

83. The coral reefs are the marine counterparts of

(a) Temperate forests                                                 (b) Tropical rain forest

(c) Savannahs                                                             (d) Scrubland

84. The Refrigerant ‘FREON’ is

(a) Calcium Tetra Fluoride                            (b) Difluoro Dichloro Methane

(c) Fluorspar and Felspar                               (d) Hydrofluosilicic Acid

85. In the budget speech on February 28, 2011, the Finance minister has announced that an international award with prize money of Rs. 1 crore is being instituted in the memory of Rabindranath Tagore for promoting

(a) International peace                                   (b) Emancipation of underprivileged

(c) Universal brotherhood                              (d) Human rights

86. The strong earthquake-cum-tsunami which has moved Japan’s main island Honshu by a few feet has also caused Earth’s axis to wobble by about

(a) 1 inch                    (b) 2 inches                 (c) 4 inches                 (d) 6 inches

87. WIKILEAKS, a whistleblowers website is an international organization based in

(a) U.S.A.                    (b) U.K.                       (c) Sweden                  (d) Norway

88. ‘Nomadic Elephant’ was the joint military exercise held some time hack in India between India and

(a) China                     (b) U.S.A.                   (c) Russia                    (d) Mongolia

89. The maximum limit on poll expenditure for parliamentary constituencies has been raised in February, 2011 to

(a) 30 lakhs                 (b) 35 lakhs                 (c) 40 lakhs                 (d) 50 lakhs

90. Who received Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Dance in 2009?

(a) Omkar Shrikant Dadarkar

(b) Ragini Chander Sarkar

(c) Abanti Chakravorty and Sukracharya Rabha

(d) K. Nellai Manikandan

91. Which of the following folk dances is associated with Jammu and Kashmir?

(a) Jhora                      (b) Veedhi                   (c) Rauf                       (d) Suisini

92. Which of the following books has been written by Kamala Das?

(a) Witness the Night                                                 (b) The Red Devil

(c) Earth and Ashes                                        (d) Tonight This Savage Rite

93. Who invented the Jet Engine?

(a) Karl Benz              (b) Sir Frank Whittle (c) Thomas Savery     (d) Michael Faraday

94. Sough-Sough dialogue is associated with

(a) Co-operation among developing nations

(b) Arms conference

(c) Summit meeting between developed and developing countries

(d) All the above

Part – C

Subject – Numerical Aptitude

95. When 233 is divided by 10, the remainder will be

(a) 2                            (b) 3                            (c) 4                            (d) 8

96. Find the unit digit in the product


(a) 1                            (b) 2                            (c) 5                            (d) 7

97. If X*Y =X2+Y2-XY then 11*13 is

(a) 117                        (b) 147                                    (c) 290                        (d) 433

98. If a and b are odd numbers, then which of the following is even?

(a) a+b+ab                  (b) a+b-1                     (c) a+b+1                    (d) a+b+2ab

99. 216-1 is divisible by

(a) 11                          (b) 13                          (c) 17                          (d) 19

100. The HCF and LCM of two numbers are 12 and 924 respectively. Then the number of such pairs is

(a) 0                            (b) 1                            (c) 2                            (d) 3

101. What is the least number which, when divided by 5, 6, 7, 8 gives the remainder 3 but is divisible by 9?

(a) 1463                      (b) 1573                      (c) 1683                      (d) 1793

102. Three numbers are in the ratio 3:4:5. The sum of the largest and the smallest equals the sum of the second and 52. The smallest number is

(a) 20                          (b) 27                          (c) 39                          (d) 52

103. if the radius of a circle is increased by 50%, its area is increased by

(a) 125%                     (b) 100%                     (c) 75%                       (d) 50%

104. A and B working separately can do a piece of work in 9 and 12 days respectively. If they work for a day alternately with A beginning, the work would be completed in

(a) 10 2/3 days            (b) 10 ½ day               (c) 10 ¼ days              (d) 10 1/3 days

105. A and B together can do a work in 10 days. B and C together can do the same work in 6 days A and C together can do the work in 12 days. Then A, B and C together can do the work in

(a) 28 days                  (b) 14 days                  (c) 5 5/7 days              (d) 8 2/7 days

106. A does half as much work as b in three-fourth of the time. If together they take 18 days to complete a work, how much time small B take to do it alone?

(a) 30 days                  (b) 35 days                  (c) 40 days                  (d) 45 days

107. If a wire is bent into the shape of a square, then the area of the square so formed is 81 cm2. When the wire is rebent into a semicircular shape, then the area (in cm2) of the semicircle will be (Take p= 22/7 )

(a) 22                          (b) 44                          (c) 77                          (d) 154

108. Marbles of diameter 1.4 cm are dropped into a cylindrical beaker containing some water and are fully submerged. The diameter of the beaker is 7 cm. Find how many marbles have been dropped in it if the water rises by 5.6 cm.

(a) 50                          (b) 150                                    (c) 250                        (d) 350

109. Water is flowing at the rate of 3 km/hr through a circular pipe of 20cm internal diameter into a circular cistern of diameter 10 m and depth 2m. In how much time will the cistern be filled?

(a) 1 hour                                                        (b) 1 hour 40 minutes

(c) 1 hour 20 minutes                                                 (d) 2 hour 40 minutes

110. A bicycle wheel makes 5000 revolutions in moving 11 km. The diameter of the wheel, in cm, is

(a) 35                          (b) 55                          (c) 65                          (d) 70

111. At each corner of a triangular field of sides 26 m, 28 m and 30 m, a cow is tethered by a rope of length 7 m. The area (in m2) ungrazed by the cow is

(a) 336                        (b) 259                                    (c) 154                        (d) 77

112. A shopkeeper allows 23% commission on his advertised price and still makes a profit of 10%. If he gains Rs. 56 on one item, his advertised price of the item, in Rs. Is

(a) 820                        (b) 780                                    (c) 790                        (d) 800

113. The single discount equal to three consecutive discounts of 10%, 12% and 5% is

(a) 26.27%                  (b) 24.76%                  (c) 9%                         (d) 11%

114. If x: y = 5: 6, then (3×2 – 2y2): (y2 – x2) is

(a) 7:6                                     (b) 11:3                       (c) 3:11                       (d) 6:7

115. An alloy contains copper, zinc and nickel in the ratio of 5: 3: 2. The quantity of nickel in kg that must be added to 100 kg of this alloy to have the new ratio 5: 3: 3, is

(a) 8                            `(b) 10                         (c) 12                          (d) 15

116. The ratio of the ages of Ram and Rahim 10 years ago was 1:3. The ratio of their ages five years hence will be 2:3. Then the ratio of their present ages is

(a) 1:2                         (b) 3:5                         (c) 3:4                         (d) 2:5

117. The incomes of A, B and C are in the ratio 7:9:12 and their spending are the ratio 8:9:15. If A saves ¼ Th of his income, then the saving of A, B and C are in the ratio of

(a) 69:56:48                (b) 47:74:99                (c) 37:72:49                (d) 56:99:69

118. Out of 4 numbers, whose average is 60, the first one is one-fourth of the sum of the last three. The first number is

(a) 15                          (b) 45                          (c) 48                          (d) 60

119. The average of 25 observations is 13. It was later found that an observation 73 was wrongly entered as 48. The new average is

(a) 12.6                       (b) 14                          (c) 15                          (d) 13.8

120. If the cost price of 10 articles is equal to the selling price of 8 articles, then gain per cent is

(a) 10%                       (b) 8%                         (c) 50%                       (d) 25%

121. An article is marked 40% above the cost price and a discount of 30% is allowed. What is the gain or loss percentage?

(a) 10% gain               (b) 5% gain                 (c) 2% loss                  (d) 12% loss

122. A man bought oranges at the rate of 8 for Rs. 34 and sold them at the rate of 12 for Rs. 57. How many oranges should be sold to earn a net profit of Rs. 45?

(a) 90                          (b) 100            `                       (c) 135                        (d) 150

123. A man sells two articles for Rs 5000 each neither losing nor gaining in the deal. If he sold one of them at a gain of 25%, the other article is sold at a loss of

(a) 15 2/3 %                (b) 16 2/3 %                (c) 17 1/3 %                (d) 18 1/3 %

124. By selling an article for Rs 144, a person gained such that the percentage gain equals the cost price of the article. The cost price of the article is

(a) Rs. 90                    (b) Rs. 80                    (c) Rs. 75                    (d) Rs. 60

125. The average age of 11 players of a cricket team is increased by 2 months when two of them aged 18 years and 20 years are replaced by two new players. The average age of the new players is

(a) 19 years 1 month                                      (b) 19 years 6 months

(c) 19 years 11 months                                   (d) 19 years 5 months

126. A reduction of 20% in the price of an apple enables a man to buy 10 apples more for Rs. 54. The reduced price of apple per dozen is

(a) Rs. 4.32                 (b) Rs. 12.96               (c) Rs. 10.80               (d) Rs. 14.40

127. Price of a commodity has increased by 60%. By what percent must a consumer reduce the consumption of the commodity so as not to increase the expenditure?

(a) 37                          (b) 37.5                       (c) 40.5                       (d) 60

128. The cost of an apple is twice that of a banana and the cost of a banana is 25% less than that of a guava. If the cost of each type of fruit increases by 10%, then the percentage increase in cost of 4 bananas, 2 apples and 3 guavas is

(a) 10%                       (b) 12%                       (c) 16%                       (d) 18%

129. Walking 6/7th of his usual speed, a man is 12 minutes too late. The usual time taken by him to cover that distance is

(a) 1 hour                    (b) 1 hour 12 minutes (c) 1 hour 15 minutes             (d) 1 hour 20 minutes

130. If I walk at 5km/hour, I miss a train by 7 minutes. If, however, I walk at 6km/hour, I reach the station 5 minutes before the departure of the train. The distance (in km) between my house and the station is

(a) 6                            (b) 5                            (c) 4                            (d) 3

131. Rs. 8000 becomes Rs. 956 in 3 years at a certain rate of simple interest. If the rate of interest is increased by 4%, what amount will Rs. 800 become in 3 years?

(a) Rs. 1020.80           (b) Rs. 1025                (c) Rs. 1052                (d) Rs. 1050

132. Simple interest on a certain sum is 16/25 of the sum. The rate percent if the rate percent and time (in years) are equal, is

(a) 6%                         (b) 8%                         (c) 10%                       (d) 12%

133. What is the difference between the production of company Z in 2004 and company Y in 2000 (in thousand tones)?

(a) 2000                      (b) 200                                    (c) 20                          (d) 2

134. What is the ratio of the average production of company X in the period 2002-2004 to the average production of company Y in the same period?

(a) 1:1                         (b) 15:17                     (c) 23:25                     (d) 27:29

135. What is the percentage increase in the production of company Y from 2002 to 2003?

(a) 14 2/7                    (b) 16 6/7                    (c) 25                          (d) 40

136. The average production for five years was maximum for which company?

(a) X and Z both         (b) Y                           (c) Z                            (d) X and Y both

Part – D

Subject – English Comprehension

Directions: In question nos. 137 to 141, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle [  ] corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is free from errors, blacken the rectangle corresponding to (D) in the Answer Sheet.

137. If you had told me I would have helped you

(A)                                                (B)

Solve the problem. No error

(C)                                                                                                  (D)

138. “The Arabian Nights” are indeed

(A)                                               (B)

An interesting book No error

(C)                                                           (D)

139.     He loved her

(A)                                                         (B)

Despite of himself No error

(C)                                                            (D)

140. Of all the models Jessica is

(A)                                              (B)

The more good-looking one No error

(C)                                              (D)

141. When I went there Charles is playing

(A)                                                     (B)

A game of chess No error

(C)                                                         (D)

Directions: In question nos. 142 to 146, 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 and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle [  ] in the Answer Sheet.

142. _________your instructions, we have closed your bank account.

(a) In lieu of                                                    (b) With regard to

(c) In accordance with                                                (d) On account of

143. __________she is clever, she often mare mistakes.

(a) Despite                  (b) Since                     (c) Although               (d) Yet

144. Do you prefer ____________or traditional art forms?

(a) Archaic                  (b) contemporary        (c) foreign                   (d) simultaneous

145. The farmers __________their farms, if they had known that a thunderstorm was approaching.

(a) Will leave             (b) would leave           (c) will have left         (d) would have left

146. The Paralympics is a competition for the _______________.

(a) Disadvantaged      (b) discouraged           (c) disabled                 (d) despised

Directions: In question nos. 147 to 151, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

147. Poignant

(a) Showy                   (b) sad                                     (c) silly                       (d) snobbish

148. Querulous

(a) Critical                  (b) curious                  (c) complaining          (d) ambiguous

149. Audacious

(a) Brilliant                 (b) powerful                (c) bold                       (d) frightening

150. Perilous

(a) Hazardous                         (b) rigorous                 (c) resilient                 (d) requisite

151. Reverie

(a) Determination       (b) day-dream                         (c) reality                    (d) realization

Directions: In question nos. 152 to 156, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

152. Autonomous

(a) Self-government   (b) dependent              (c) defensive               (d) neutral

153. Deceitful

(a) Sincere                  (b) useful                    (c) plain                      (d) honest

154. Exonerate

(a) Admit                    (b) release                   (c) convict                  (d) reject

155. Exaggerate

(a) Underwrite            (b) understate             (c) ignore                    (d) condemn

156. Controversial

(a) Indisputable          (b) restrained              (c) controlled              (d) appeasing

Directions: In question nos. 157 to 161, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase and bold italicized in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

157. To strain every nerve

(a) to make utmost efforts                             (b) to feel weak and tired

(c) To be a diligent worker                            (d) to be methodical in work

158. To flog a dead horse

(a) To whip a dead horse                                (b) To attempt to do the impossible

(c) Waste one’s efforts                                   (d) to take advantage of a weakness

159. To show a clean pair of heels

(a) To hide                  (b) to escape               (c) to pursue               (d) to follow

160. To die in harness

(a) Premeditated                                             (b) dying young in an accident

(c) To die while in service                             (d) to be taken by surprise

161. To feather one’s nest

(a) To make a residential house                     (b) something that lasts for a short time

(c) To profit in a dishonest way                     (d) none of the above

Directions: In question nos. 162 to 166, a sentence is given which may need improvement. Alternatives are given at (A), (B) and (C) below which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D). Blacken the appropriate rectangle [ ] in the Answer Sheet.

162. A taller Sikh rushed forward than any of his comrades.

(a) A Sikh, taller than any of his comrades, rushed forward

(b) A Sikh rushed forward taller than any of his comrades

(c) A Sikh rushed forward than any of his comrades taller

(d) No improvement

163. An author in the reign of Queen Anne who was famous lived in a cottage.

(a) An author in the reign, who was famous, of Queen Anne lived in a cottage

(b) In the reign of Queen Anne, an author lived in a cottage, who was famous

(c) An author who was famous in the reign of Queen Anne lived in a cottage

(d) No improvement

164. In the absence of your support, he could have lost the election.

(a) Lacking your support, he would have lost the election

(b) But for your support, he would have lost the election

(c) He would have lost the election, if you had not supported him

(d) No improvement

165. My uncle is enough rich to buy a car.

(a) My uncle is rich enough to buy a car       (b) My uncle is richer enough to buy a car

(c) My uncle is enough richer to buy a car    (d) No improvement

166. Walking along the road, an old man ran over the lorry.

(a) Walking along the road, an old man ran behind the lorry

(b) Running along the road, the lorry ran over an old man

(c) The lorry ran over an old man walking along the road

(d) No improvement

Directions: In question nos. 167 to 171, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

167. (a) Persistence    (b) thesaurus               (c) conspicuous          (d) renaissance

168. (a) Acoustic        (b) norcoctic               (c) pessimist               (d) permanent

169. (a) Impetuous     (b) ignoble                  (c) ignominious          (d) idiosyncrasy

170. (a) Inconsistent   (b) repentant               (c) exponent                (d) excultent

171. (a) demagogue    (b) deliverance           (c) delinquency           (d) deliberative

Directions: In question nos. 172 to 176, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle [ ] in the Answer Sheet.

172. A person who has no money to pay off his debts

(a) Insolvent               (b) poor                       (c) destitute                (d) pauper

173. Words uttered impiously about God

(a) Amoral                  (b) philosophy            (c) logic                      (c) blasphemy

174. Quibble

(a) Premeditate           (b) prenominate          (c) prevaricate            (d) preponderate

175. One who compiles a dictionary?

(a) Geographer           (b) lexicographer        (c) lapidist                  (d) linguist

176. A test in which cells from diseased organs are removed and tested

(a) Biopsy                   (b) autopsy                  (c) operation               (d) amputation

Directions: In the following passage (177 to 186, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

Passage (Question Nos. 177 to 186)

A 177 becomes a flowing stream only 178 there is continuity of 179 life in a society. In 180 words, a 181 culture comes into 182 when people 183 a continuous way of life. Such 184 expresses itself 185 various ways in common traditions and 186 of conduct.

177. (a) Civilization   (b) culture                   (c) idea                        (d) philosophy

178. (a) At                  (b) what                      (c) when                      (d) as

179. (a) Individual      (b) nature’s                 (c) society’s                (d) collective

180. (a) Different       (b) difficult                 (c) other                      (d) many

181. (a) Distinctive    (b) unique                   (c) clear                      (d) foggy

182. (a) phase                         (b) existence               (c) action                    (d) thinking

183. (a) develop          (b) create                    (c) follow                    (d) end

184. (a) inconsistency            (b) uniqueness            (c) greatness               (d) continuity

185. (a) in                   (b) of                           (c) with                       (d) at

186. (a) rules              (b) regulations            (c) norms                    (d) laws

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