SSC EXAM PAPER


PART A
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING

Directions:  In questions no.  1  to  9,  select  the related  letters/word/number  from  the  given alternatives.

1. CFIL  : ORUX :  : DGJM : ?
(A) HJLN (B) NQST
(C) PSVY (D) RTVX

2. BEHK  : YVSP : : DGJM : ?
(A) JGDA (B) ROLI
(C) WTQUN (D) ZWTQ

3. 24 : 60 : : 120 : ?
(A) 160 (B) 220
(C) 300 (D) 108

4. 392 : 28 : : 722 : ?
(A) 18 (B) 28
(C) 38 (D) 48

5. 123 : 36 : : 221 : ?
(A) 52 (B) 69
(C) 72 (D) 25

6. Timid : Ass : : Cunning : ?
(A) Ant (B) Fox
(C) Rabbit (D) Horse

7. Ecstasy : Gloom : : ?
(A) Congratulations  : Occasion
(B) Diligent : Successful
(C) Measure : Scale
(D) Humiliation  : Exaltation

8. Architect : Building : : Sculptor : ?
(A) Museum (B) Stone
(C) Chisel (D) Statue

9. MKQO : LNPR  :  : ? : XVTZ
(A) YSUW (B) SVWY
(C) VTWY (D)WYTS
Directions: In question no. 10 to 15, find the odd number  /  letters  / word  from  the  given alternatives.

10. (A) PQXZ (B) BCQN
(C) ABDF (D) MNPR

11. (A) ABYZ (B) CDWX
(C) EFUV (D) GHTV

12. (A) 626 (B) 841
(C) 962 (D) 1090

13. (A) 5720 (B) 6710
(C) 2640 (D) 4270

14. (A) Swimming (B) Sailing
(C) Diving (D) Driving

15. (A) Perception (B) Discernment
(C) Penetration (D) Insinuation

Directions: In question no. 16, from among the given alternatives select the one in which the set of numbers is most like the set of number given in the question.

Given Set: (4, 25, 81)
16. (A) (4, 36, 79) (B) (9, 48, 81)
(C) (16, 64, 100) (D) (9, 49, 143)

17. In the following question, number of letters are skipped in between by a particular rule. Which of the following series observe the rule?
(A) BAFHTU (B) ACEGJL
(C) ACFJOU (D) ADFHJL

Directions: In question no. 18, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?

18. 1. Ocean 2.Rivulet 3. Sea
4. Glacier 5.River
(A) 5, 2, 3, 1, 4 (B) 4, 2, 5, 3, 1
(C) 5, 2, 3, 4, 1 (D) 4, 2, 1, 3, 5

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

19. 1. Preposition 2. Preparatively
3. Preposterous 4. Preponderate
5. Prepossess
(A) 2, 4, 1, 5, 3 (B) 1, 5, 2, 4, 3
(C) 5, 4, 2, 3, 1 (D) 4, 2, 5, 1, 3

20. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
ac_cab_baca_aba_aca_
(A) acbcc (B) aacbc
(C) babbb (D) bcbba

Directions: In questions no. 21 to 24, a series is given, with one/two term(s) missing. Choose the correct alternative
21. _ ?_, DREQ, GUHT, JXKW
(A) EFRS (B) TGSP
(C) JWVI (D) AQBN

22. 56, 90, 132, 184, 218, ___?__
(A) 368 (B) 316
(C) 362 (D) 326

23. 0, 4, 8, 24, 64, 176, __?__
(A) 180 (B) 480
(C) 280 (D) 300

24. WTPMIFB   ?_     _?__
(A) ZV (B) XU
(C) YU (D) YV

25. Mrs.  Susheela  celebrated  her wedding annivers ary on T ue s day , 30th  September 1997. When will  she  celebrate  her  next wedding anniversary on the same day?
(A) 30 September 2003
(B) 30 September 2004
(C) 30 September 2002
(D) 30 October 2003

26. A clock gains  five minutes every hour. What will be the angle traversed by the second hand in one minute?
(A) 360o (B) 360.5o
(C) 390o (D) 380o

27. B  is twice as old as A but  twice younger than F. C is half the age of A but is twice older than D. Who is the second oldest?
(A)B                (B)F
(C)D                (D)C

28. A  two member committee comprising of one male  and  one  female member  is  to  be constituted  out  of  five male  and  three females. Amongst the  females, Ms. A refuses
to be a member of the committee in which Mr. B is taken as  the member. In how many different  way  can  the  committee  be constituted?
(A) 11 (B) 12
(C) 13 (D) 14

29. Find the wrong number in the series.
6, 12, 21, 32, 45, 60
(A)6                 (B) 12
(C) 21              (D) 32

30. Ramesh ranks 13th in a class of 33 students.There are 5 students below Suresh rankwise. How many  students  are  there  between Ramesh and Suresh?
(A) 12 (B) 14
(C) 15 (D) 16

31. Naresh’s age is 4 years less than twice the age of his brother. Which of the following represents the equation to  find his age?
(A) 2x + 4 (B) 4x + 2
(C) x – 4 (D) 2x – 4

32. Suresh’s sister is the wife of Ram. Ram is Rani’s  brother Ram’s  father  is Madhur. Sheetal is Rams’s grandmother. Reema is Sheetal’s daughter-in-law. Rohit  is Rani’s brother’s son. Who  is Rohit to Suresh?
(A) Brother-in-law (B) Son
(C) Brother (D) Nephew

33. In a survey, 70% of  those surveyed owned a car and 75% of  those surveyed owned a TV. If 55% owned both a car and a TV. What percent of those surveyed did not own either
a car or a TV?
(A) 25% (B) 20%
(C) 10% (D) 5%

34. If DANCE is coded as GXQZH, then how will RIGHT be coded?
(A) UFJEW (B) SCKFX
(C) UEJWE (D) UPWJE

35. If LOSS is coded as 1357 and GAIN is coded as 2468, what do  the  figures 84615 stand for?
(A) NAILS (B) SNAIL
(C) LANES (D) SLAIN

36. A  statement  is  given  followed  by  four alternative arguments. Select the alternative which is most appropriate.
Statement Is it necessary  that education should be job oriented?

I. Yes, the aim of education is to prepare
persons for earning.
II. Yes, educated person should stand on
his  own  feet  after  completion  of
education.
III. No,  education  should  be  for  sake  of
knowledge only.
IV . No, one may take up agriculture where
education is not necessary.
(A) Only I and II arguments are strong
(B) Only III and IV arguments are strong
(C) Only I arguments is strong
(D) Only I and III arguments are strong

37. A man started walking West. He turns right,  then  right  again  and  finally  turns  left. Towards which  direction was  he walks now?
(A) North (B) South
(C) West (D) East

38. Sudha travels 8 km to the South. Then 8 km turns  to  the right and walks 4 km. The again she  turns  to  her  right  and moves  8  km forward. How many km away is the from alerting point?
(A)7 (B)6
(C)1 (D)8

39. From  the given alternatives words, select  the words which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word: ‘COMPREHENSION’
(A) COMPRISE (B) PENSION
(C) ONIOX (D) PREACH

40. From  the given alternatives words, select  the word which can be formed using the letter of  the given word
‘MULTIPLACATION’

(A) MUTUAL (B) LIMITATION
(C) APPLICATION    (D) NOTION

Directions: In questions no. 41 and 42, select the missing number from the given responses.

41.






 (A) 127           (B) 31
(C) 217            (D) 328

42.







(A) 40              (B) 48
(C) 50              (D) 36

43. If  ‘-‘  stands  for  division,  ‘+’  stands  for subtraction, ‘÷’ stands  for multiplication, ‘×’ stands for addition, then which one of the following equation is correct?
(A) 70 ÷ 2 – 4 × 5 + 6 = 44
(B) 70 ÷ 2 – 4 × 5 + 6 = 21
(C) 70 -2 + 4 ÷ 5 × 6 = 341
(D) 70 – 2 + 4 ÷ 5 × 6 = 98
44. The  school  result  is  increasing year after year. Forecast  the result of 2012  from  the following information.









 (A) 51.75% (B) 56.75%
(C) 48.00% (D) 57.25%

45. Which diagram  correctly  represents  the relationship between politicians, poets and women?









    (a)              (b)                  (c)                   (d)

46. How many  triangles  are  there  in  the following  figures?
(A) 29 (B) 27
(C) 23 (D) 30










47. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. Find the correct answer for the unsolved equation on that basis.
If 324 × 289 – 35, 441 × 484 = 43.
625 × 400 = 45, find the value of 256 × 729.
(A) 33 (B) 35
(C) 43 (D) 34
Directions: From the given answer figures select the one  in which  the question  figure hidden/ embedded.

48. Question  figure

Directions: If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the correct image of the given question figure?
49. Question  figure :






Answer  figures:




Directions: A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown in the question figures. From the given answer  figures,  indicate  how  it will  appear when opened.

50. Question  figures:


FOR VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
CANDIDATES ONLY

46. I have a  few  fruits to be distributed. If I keep
6 in each pack, I am left with five fruits. If I
keep three in each pack I am  left with two. If
I keep 5 in each I am  left with none. What is
the minimum number of  fruits I have, to pack
and distribute?
(A) 30              (B) 35
(C) 25              (D) 32

47. Select  the letters  that complete  the first word
and  begin  the  second  from  the  given
alternatives.
TRA(?)IRT
(A) IL              (B) SH
(C)P                 (D) IN

48. There are 50 children in a class 4% of them
have no uniform. In the remaining 96%, 1/
3rd children are wearing only one part of  the
uniform. Remaining  children  have  full
uniform. How many  are wearing  full
uniform?
(A) 26              (B) 32
(C) 34              (D) 30

49. Five poples are standing in a row. M is on
the left of N, O is on the right of P which is
on the right of N. If L is on the  left of M,
which pole is in the centre?
(A)L                 (B)M
(C)N                (D)O

50. Five books are lying in a pile E is lying on A
and C is lying under B. A is lying above B
and D  is lying under C. Which book  is lying
at the bottom?
(A)A                (B)B
(C)C                (D)D

PART B
GENERAL AWARENESS

51. In the budget for 2011-12, the fiscal deficit (% of GDP) for 2011-12 has been projected at
(A) 5.1                         (B) 5.0
(C) 4.6                         (D) 3.4

52. Which was described by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as the ‘heart and soul’ of the Constitution?
(A) Right to Equality
(B) Right against Exploitation
(C) Right to Constitutional Remedies
(D) Right  to Freedom of Religion

53. Which  is  not  the  concern  of  the  local
government?
(A) Public Health (B) Sanitation
(C) Law and Order
(D) Public Utility Services

54. In India, the concept-of single citizenship  is adopted  from
(A) England                  (B) U.S.A.
(C) Canada                  (D) France

55. Who had proposed partyless democracy  in India?
(A) Jaya Prakash Narayan
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Vinoda Bhave
(D) S.A. Dange

56. Disinvestment in Public Sector is called
(A) Liberalisation                      (B) Globalisation
(C) Industrialisation                   (D) Privatization

57. Darwin finches refers to a group of
(A) Fishes                    (B) Lizards
(C) Birds                      (D) Amphibians

58. An individual’s actual  landward of living can be assessed by
(A) Gross National Income
(B) Net National Income
(C) Per Capita Income
(D) Disposable Personal Income

59. As announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget speech on 28th February 2011, with a view to assist State in modernizing their stamp and registration administration, E-stamping is expected to be rolled out in
all  the districts of different States  in a period of
(A) one year                 (B) two years
(C) three years             (D) five years

60. Which  Sikh  Guru  called  himself  the ‘Sacheha Badshah’?
(A) Guru Gobind Singh
(B) Guru Hargovind
(C) Guru Tegh Bahadur
(D) Guru Arjan Dev

61. The Civil Disobedience Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in
(A) 1928                      (B) 1930
(C) 1931                      (D) 1922

62. What is the maximum strength prescribed for State Legislative Assemblies?
(A) 350 (B) 600
(C) 500 (D) 750

63. Fa-hien visited India during the reign of
(A) Chandrahupta II                 (B) Samudragupta
(C) Ramagupta                         (D) Kumaragupta

64. At which place in Bengal was  the East India Company given permission  to  trade and build a factory by the Mughals in 1651?
(A) Calcutta                 (B) Cassim Bazar
(C) Singpur                  (D) Burdwan

65. Diu is an island off
(A) Daman                   (B) Goa
(C) Gujarat                   (D) Maharashtra

66. Which from the following is a land for sea?
(A) Red Sea                 (B) Timor Sea
(C) North Sea              (D) Arab Sea


67. Shivasamudram Falls is  found in the course river
(A) Krishna                  (B) Godavari
(C) Cauvery                 (D) Mahanadi

68. Who gave  the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”?
(A) Chandrashekhar Azad
(B) Subhash Chandra Bose
(C) Bhagat Singh
(D) Iqbal

69. The position of India Railways network the world is
(A) second (B) third
(C) fourth (D) fifth

70. The oldest international airline is
(A) Dutch KLM (B) Air Canada
(C) Qantas Railways
(D) Air Sahara

71. Neutrons  to  control  the  chain  reaction during nuclear fission?
(A) Boron (B) Heavy water
(C) Uranium (D) Plutonium

72. Hydrogen bomb is based on  the principle of
(A) controlled  fission reaction
(B) uncontrolled fission reaction
(C) controlled fusion reaction
(D) uncontrolled fusion reaction

73. Troposphere  is  the  hottest  part  of  the atmosphere because
(A) it is closest to the Sun
(B) there are charged particles in it
(C) it is heated by the Earth’s surface
(D) heat is generated in it

74. The outermost layer of the Sun is called
(A) Chromosphere
(B) Photosphere
(C) Corona
(D) Lithosphere

75. Where was India’s  first computer installed?
(A) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
(B) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
(C) Indian Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. Burnpur
(D) Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

76. The dried flower birds are used as a sprit
(A) Cardamom             (B) Cinnamon
(C) Cloves                   (D) Saffron

77. The tissue in man where  to cell dives occurs after birth is
(A) skeletal                   (B) nerves
(C) connective (D) germinal

 78. DNA fingerprinting is used to identify the
(A) Parents (B) Rapist
(C) Thieves (D) All  the above

79. The normal cholesterol  level in human body is
(A) 80-120 mg% (B) 120-140mg%
(C) 140-180mg% (D) 180-200mg%

80. Which  of  the  following  are warm-blood animals?
(A)Whales
(B) Whale sharks
(C) Alytes
(D) Draco

81. Syrinx is the voice box in
(A) Amphibians (B) Reptiles
(C) Birds (D) Mammals

82.  The largest ecosystem of the Earth is
(A) Biome (B) Hydrosphere
(C) Lithosphere

93. Who invested penicillin?
(A) Alexander Fleming (B) Louis Pasteur
(C) Dreser                                (D) Edward  Jenner

94. 2018 FIFA World Cup would be held in
(A) Russia (B) Qatar
(C) France (D) Netherlands

95. Who  is   the   following was not the recipient
of Nobel Prize in Economics 2010?
(A) Peter A. Diamond
(B) Christopher Pissarides
(C) Luis Xiaobo
(D) Dale Mortensen

96. Which troubled model was recalled recently  by  the  Indian  automobile  giant Maruti Suzuki  for replacement of  faulty fuel pump gasket?
(A) Maruti 800             (B) Maruti A-Star
(C) Wagon R               (D) Baleno

97. As a part of Human Resource Development Ministry’s  ‘brain gain’ policy  to attract global talent, 14 world class universities to attract global talent are proposed to be set up in various  states. Name  the  state  from  the
following where  no  university  of  the aforesaid  type is proposed to be located.

(A) Punjab                   (B) Bihar
(C) Rajasthan               (D) Uttaranchal

98. Who discovered South Pole?
(A) Robert Peary (B) Amundsen
(C) John Cabot (D) Tasman

99. Which  of  the  following  folk  dances  is associated with Rajasthan?
(A) Rauf (B) Jora
(C) Veedhi (D) Suisim

100. Which of the following books is authored by V.S. Naipaul?
(A) The Rediscovery of India
(B) A House of Mr. Biswas
(C) Witness the Night
(D) Tender Hookz

PART D

ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

Directions: In questions no. 151 to 155, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error blacken the rectangle [ ] corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is five from errors, blacken the rectangle corresponding to (D) in the Answer Sheet.

151. A senior doctor        expressed concern       about physicians recommended the vaccine.       No error.
                     (A)                        (B)                                         (C)                                                           (D)

152. We have discussing      all the known mechanisms      of physical growth.       No error.
(A)                                     (B)                                                 (C)                       (D)

153. Children enjoy listening to      ghost stories      especially on Halloween night.      No error.
(A)                                   (B)                                         (C)                         (D)

154.I      have      many works to do.      No error.
    (A)      (B)                (C)                          (D)

155. There are so many filths      all around      the place.      No error.
                         (A)                                (B)                 (C)         (D)

Directions:  In  questions  no.   156  to  160,
sentences are given with blanks to the filled in
with an appropriate word. 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.

156. The  building  is  not  safe  and must  be
_______ down.
(A) pull (B) pulling
(C) pulled (D) pulls

157. There is something wonderful _____ him.
(A) of (B) about
(C) for (D) inside

158. The song is the play cannot be deleted as it
is _______ to the story.
(A) intervened (B) innate
(C) exacting (D) integral

159. She remained a ______ all her life.
(A) spinster (B) bachelor
(C) unmarried (D) single

160. Do not stay in the grasslands after dark, as
some animals become ______ when they see
humans.
(A) provoked (B) alerted
(C) aggressive (D) threatened

Directions: In questions no. 161  to 165, out of
the four alternatives, choose the one which best
expresses  the meaning of the given word and
mark it in the Answer Sheet.

161. LUCIDITY
(A) Fluidity (B) Politeness
(C) Clarity (D) Fluency

162. INDICT
(A) Implicate (B) Elude
(C) Charge (D) Manifest

163. APPRAISE
(A) Accuse (B) Praise
(C) Appreciate (D) Judge

164. DELUGE
(A) Confusion (B) Deception
(C) Flood (D)Weapon

165. PREPONDERANCE
(A) Pre-eminence (B) Dominance
(C) Domineering (D) Preoccupation

Directions: In question no. 166 to 170, out of the
four alternatives, choose the word opposite in
meaning to the given word and mark it in the
Answer Sheet.

166. INVINCIBLE
(A) Small (B) Invisible
(C) Vulnerable (D) Reachable

167. INOFFENSIVE
(A) Sensitive (B) Organic
(C) Sensible (D) Rude

168. DIVULGE
(A) Conceal (B) Disguise
(C) Oppress (D) Reveal

169. DISCORD
(A) Harmony (B) Serenity
(C) Acceptance (D) Placidity

170. MAMMOTII
(A) Quiet (B) Significant
(C) Huge (D) Small

Directions:  In questions  no.  171  to  175,  four
alternatives  are given  for  the meaning of  the
given  Idiom/phrase. Choose  the  alternative
which best expresses the meaning of the Indian/
Phrase and mark in the Answer Sheet.

171. To take the heart
(A) to be encouraged(B) to grieve over
(C) to  like (D) to hate

172. Yeoman’s service
(A) medical help (B) excellent work
(C) social work (D) hard work

173. To face the music
(A) to enjoy a musical recital
(B) to bear the consequences
(C) to live  in a pleasant atmosphere
(D) to have a difficult time

174. To put up with
(A) to accommodate (B) to adjust
(C) to understand (D) to tolerate

175. To call it a day
(A) to conclude proceedings
(B) to initiate proceedings
(C) to work through the day
(D) None of the above

Directions:  In  questions  no.  176  to  180, a
sentence  or  underlined  part  thereof  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 [ ] in the Answer Sheet.

176. The man whom I thought was thoroughly
honest proved  to be a swindler.
(A) The  man  whom  I  thought  was
thoroughly honest proved a swindler.
(B) The man who I through was  thoroughly
honest proved  to be a swindler.
(C) The man  to whom  I  thought was
thoroughly  honest  proved  to  be a
swindler.
(D) No  improvement

177. No sooner had the dividend been declared,
the notices were sent out.
(A) The company had hardly declared the
dividend till the notices were sent for
mailing.
(B) They  had  no  sooner  declared  the
dividend  then the notices were sent out.
(C) Hardly had  the dividend been declared
than  the notices were sent-out.
(D) No  improvement.

178. Riding upon his horse, the tiger jumped at
him.
(A) Riding upon the tiger,  this horse  jumped
at him.
(B) The tiger jumped at him while he was
riding upon his horse.
(C) The  tiger  rode  at  him while  he was
jumping upon his horse.
(D) No  improvement

179. I in black and white must have been your
terms down.
(A) I must have  in black  and white your
terms down.
(B) I must have your  terms  in black  and
white down.
(C) I must have your terms down in black
and white.
(D) No  improvement

180. When we came out of the restaurant it half
past eleven.
(A)When we had come out of the restaurant.
(B) After we came out of the restaurant.
(C) When we have come out of restaurant.
(D) No  improvement.

Directions: In questions no. 181  to 185, out of
four  alternatives,  choose  the  one which  can
substituted,  for  the  given words/sentence  an
indicate  it  by  blackening  the  appropriate
rectangle [ ] in the Answer Sheet.

181. Code of diplomatic etiquette and precedence
(A) Statesmanship (B) Diplomacy
(C) Hierarchy (D) Protocol

182. To  renounce  a high position of authority
control
(A) Abduct (B) Abandon
(C) Abort (D) Abdicate

183. Not  to be moved by entreaty
(A) Rigorous (B) Negligent
(C) Inexorable (D) Despotic

184. An object or portion serving as a sample
(A) Specification (B) Spectre
(C) Spectacle (D) Specimen

185. The practice  of  submitting  a proposal a
popular vote
(A) Election (B) Reference
(C) Popularity (D) Referendum

Directions: In question no. 186 to 190, 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.
186. (A) mandatary (B) circulatary
(C) temporary (D) regulatory

187. (A) convinience (B) initative
(C) concesional (D) exaggerate

188. (A) diologue (B) giraffe
(C) scissors (D) humourous

189. (A) asidvous (B) nefarious
(C) macaber (D) loquacious

190. (A) cortege (B) damege
(C) milege (D) plumage

Directions: In the following passage (question
no. 191 to 200), some of the words have been left
out.  First  read  the  passage  over  and  try  to
understand what is about. Then fill in the blanks
with the help of the alternatives given Mark your
answer in the Answer Sheet.

PASSAGE (Q. NOS. 191-200)
Science means  knowledge,  but  not  all
knowledge  is  science.  I  know  from my  own
eyesight that our dog Chippy like papaya: I know
from a book that Akbar was the   191   of Babar,
and   192   in 1605; and I know   193   the radio
that  India did not do well  in  the    194     Test
matches. We can call these  195   of knowledge
196  , but they are not science.
Science   197   with facts, but not with facts
which have   198   to do with each other, like the
facts about our dog, cricket and the Mughul ruler;
those facts are not related   199   , and so have
nothing   200   with science. Science starts with
observation.

191. (A) grandson (B) Grand rather
(C) grand nephew (D) son

192. (A) gone (B) died
(C) disappeared (d) absented

193. (A) on (B) in
(C) since (D) from

194. (A) old (B) ordinary
(C) latest (D) outdated

195. (A) pieces (B) peace
(C) whole (D) block

196. (A) lies (B) charges
(C) facts (D) blame

197. (A) starts (B) stops
(C) passes (D) drives

198. (A) no (B) neither
(C) nor (D) nothing

199. (A) by  that way (B) in any way
(C) from the side (D) in addition to

200. (A) to  lie (B) to speak
(C) to sleep (D) to do
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