2014 SSC CGL Tier 1
19 Oct Shift – 1
Question Paper with Answer Key


For the following questions answer them individually

1. Which of the following interchange of signs would make the equation correct?
8×6+2 =22
A. +,x , 2 and 6
B. +, x, 2 and 8
C. +, x, 6 and 8
D. +, x, 2 and 22

2. If stands for addition,’+’ stands for subtraction, ‘÷’ stands for multiplication and ‘x’ stands for division, then which one of the following equation is correct ?
A. 50 x 5 ÷ 2 – 30 + 25 = 25
B. 50 – 30 + 5 ÷ 2 x 30 = 25
C. 40 + 35 x 2 – 50 ÷ 30 = 95
D. 30 x 2 – 25 + 50 ÷ 5 = 100

In each of the following questions, some equations are solved on the basis of certain system. Find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation on that basis.

3. 2x4x6 = 4; 9x3x7 = 13;
4 x 7 x 6=3; 9x7x8=?
A. 10
B. 09
C. 08
D. 07

4. 3x5x7x2 = 24, 2x4x6x8 = 22, 4x4x8x9=?
A. 33
B. 25
C. 144
D. 1152

5. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses:

A. 52
B. 144
C. 64
D. 38

6. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses:

A. 90
B. 70
C. 65
D. 30

7. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses:

A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 3

8. In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.

9. In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
1/8 : 1/64 :: 1/16 : 1/?
A. 128
B. 126
C. 144
D. 132

10. In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
29 : 87 : : 79 : ?
A. 120
B. 292
C. 237
D. 131

11. In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
Embarrassed : Humiliated :: Frightened : ?
A. Terrified
B. Agitated
C. Courageous
D. Reckless

12. In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.
Macabre : Lovely :: Baneful: ?
A. Un harmful
B. Churlish
C. Filter
D. Ugly

13. In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/numbers from the given alternatives.

14. In each of following questions, find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives:
A. Square
B. Trapezium
C. Cylinder
D. parallelogram

15. In each of following questions, find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives:
A. Yacht
B. Submarine
C. Boat
D. Ship

16. In each of following questions, find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives:
A. Autobiography
B. Malayalam
C. Intelligence
D. Dictionary

17. In each of following questions, find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives:

18. In each of following questions, find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives:
A. 42 :4
B. 48 : 6
C. 32 :2
D. 15 : 5

19. In each of following questions, find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives:
A. Year 2012
B. Year 1998
C. Year 2005
D. Year 1997

20. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary :
I. Euphrasy
II. Eupepsy
III. Euphonic
IV. Eugenic
V. Euphony
A. IV, III, II, I, V
B. III, IV, I, II, V
C. IV, II, III, V, I
D. III, V, II, IV, I

21. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
I. Absorption
II. Digestion
III. Nutrition
IV. Excretion

In each of the following questions, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

22. 0,? , 827, 64, 125
A. 5
B. 4
C. 2
D. 1

23. BMX, DNW, FOV,? .

24. 655,637,622, 610,601,?
A. 598
B. 595
C. 596
D. 597

25. 1, 5, 25, 125,? ,? , ?
A. 245, 485, 965
B. 225, 325, 425
C. 625.3225, 15605
D. 625,3125,15625

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26. In a class composed of x girls y boys what part of the class is composed of girls?
A. y (x + y)
B. x/xy
C. x/(x + y)
D. y/xy

27. If a number is greater than 5 but less than 9 and greater than 7 but less than 11, the number
A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8

28. In a row, 25 trees are planted at equal distance from each other. The distance between 1st and 25th tree is 30 m. What is the distance between 3rd and 15th tree?
A. 8m
B. 15m
C. 16m
D. 18m

29. In each of the following questions, from the given alternative words, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word :

30. In each of the following questions, from the given alternative words, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word :

31. In a certain code, TRIPPLE is written as SQHOOKD. How is DISPOSE written in that code?

32. Which letter in the word ‘Vertex’ should be changed to mean spiral movement?
A. 1st
B. 2nd
C. 4th
D. Last

33. If TRANSFER is coded as RTNAFSRE, then how ELEPHANT be coded in that code language?

34. If MONKO is coded as 57637, then how KLJMN be coded in the same code?
A. 32456
B. 34256
C. 35156
D. 32546

35. Statement is given followed by two inferences I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given inferences, if any follow from the given statement.
Statement: “Electric supply in Anand Colony will be cut tomorrow after 12 O’clock for three hours because repairing work will be carried out.”
Inferences :
I. Residents of Anand Colony may use their electrical appliances before 12 O’clock tomorrow.
II. Residents of Anand Colony need training for using electricity economically.
A. Only inference I follows
B. Only inference II follows
C. Both the inferences follow
D. None of the inferences follows

36. Anand travels 10 kms from his home to the east to reach his school. Then he travels 5 kms to the south to reach his father’s shop, after school. He then travels 10 kms to the west to help his uncle. How far and in which direction is he from his home ?
A. 10 kms North
B. 5 kms South
C. 5 kms East
D. 10 kms West

37. Four villages A, B, C and D lie in a straight line. D is 10 kms from B. A is exactly Between D and C and C from B is 2 kms more than it is from D. How far is C from B ?
A. 41cms
B. 6 kms
C. 8 kms
D. 2 kms

38. Select the alternative inference which is most appropriate. “All professors are learned; learned people are always gentle.”
Inference : All professors are gentle persons.
A. The inference is true.
B. The inference is false.
C. The inference probably true or probably false.
D. The inference is irrelevant.

39. In each of the following questions, among four answer figures whose cut pieces can form the given question figure?

40. In each of the following questions, among four answer figures whose cut pieces can form the given question figure?

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41. Which of the following answer figures cannot occur when the question figure given below is rotated?

42. In each of the following questions, which of the following Venn diagrams best represents relation between given classes?
Humans, Birds, Animals

43. In each of the following questions, which of the following Venn diagrams best represents relation between given classes?
Fruits, Apples, Oranges

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44. In the diagram given below which letter (s) represents the students who play Cricket as well as Football and Hockey?

A. S + T + U
B. V
C. S
D. P + R + U

45. In each of the following questions, which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?

46. In each of the following questions, which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?

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47. From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.

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

49. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

50. A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives.
The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and to 6 respectively and that of Matrix II are numbered from 2 to 6 and 7 to 0 respectively. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., ‘H’ can be represented by 04, 25, 32, etc., and ‘N’ can be represented by 21, 40, 59, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word given below. YEAR

A. 23, 27, 15, 61
B. 16, 38, 15, 30
C. 34, 31, 32, 28
D. 45, 50, 36, 29


51. There are no politics devoid of religion’ is stated by
A. Nehru
B. Gandhi
C. Vinoba Bhave
D. Jaya Prakash Narayan

52. In which Rock Edict Ashoka mentions about the casualties of Kalinga War and declares the renunciation of war?
A. Maski Edict
B. Rock Edict XIII
C. Rock Edict XI
D. Rock Edict X

53. Akbar held his religious discussion in
A. Jodhabai’s Palace
B. Panch Mahal
C. Ibadat Khana
D. Buland Darwaza
54. Who succeeded Guru Nanak ?
A. Guru Angad
B. Guru Ramdas
C. Guru Arlan
D. Guru Hargobind

55. The Earliest Settlements of Aryan tribes were at A Uttar Pradesh
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Bengal
C. Sapta Sindhu
D. Delhi

56. Who said, “Adolf Hitler is Germany and Germany is Adolf Hitler. He who pledges himself to Hitler pledges himself to Germany” ?
A. R. Hess
B. Mussolini
C. Hitler
D. Communist International

57. Who speaks of Cabinet system as the steering wheel of the ship of state”?
A. Lowell
B. Muir
C. Marriot
D. Bagehot

58. Who has called the Prime Minister Primus inter pares (first among equals) ?
A. Morely
B. Harcourt
C. Laski
D. Lowell

59. What is farming along with animal husbandry called ?
A. Mixed farming
B. Mixed agriculture
C. Dairy farming
D. Truck farming

60. Hydraulic Action is a type of erosion caused by
A. Running water
B. Wind
C. Glacier
D. None of these

61. Which of the following is the newest geological era?
A. Permian
B. Triassic
C. Cretaceous
D. Jurassic

62. The plant from which cocoa and chocolate are obtained is a
A. Herb
B. shrub
C. small tree
D. very big tree

63. The biggest single-celled organism is
A. Yeast
B. Acetabularia
C. Acetobacter
D. Amoeba

64. Cresco graph was invented by
A. S.N. Bose
B. P.C. Roy
C. J.C. Bose
D. P.C. Mahalanobis

65. Foramen Magnum is an aperture found in the
A. Ear
B. Lung
C. Girdle
D. Skull

66. Who betrayed Siraf-ud-Daula in the Battle of Plassey in 1757?
A. Hyder All
B. Mir Qasim
C. Mir Jaffar
D. Nawab of Oudh

67. ‘Kelp’ is
A. Sulphide mineral of iron
B. Partially decomposed vege- 76. Tatlon
C. Sea weed rich in iodine content
D. An aluminium silicate mineral

68. Spot the odd item in the following :
A. Basalt
B. Ruby
C. Emerald
D. Sapphire

69. Light from the Sun reaches us in nearly
A. 8 min
B. 2 min
C. 6 min
D. 4 min

70. Radar is used to
A. locate submerged submarines.
B. receive signal from radio receivers.
C. detect and locate distant objects.
D. locate geostationary satellites.

71. Optical fibre works on the principle of
A. Refraction
B. Scattering
C. Interference
D. total internal reflection

72. Which application in Microsoft Office is feasible for preparing presentations ?
A. Microsoft Excel
B. Microsoft Word
C. Microsoft Power Point
D. Microsoft Publishers

73. The language which was used to build Internet Pages in the beginning of Internet Technology is

74. Name the branch of Zoology that deals with the scientific study of animal behaviour.
A. Ecology
B. Physiology
C. Ethnology
D. Anatomy

75. ‘Barr body’ is found in
A. Sperm
B. Sertoli cells
C. Female somatic cells
D. Male somatic cells

76. The colours of stars depend on their
A. temperature
B. distance
C. radius
D. atmospheric pressure

77. Which source has been particularly fruitful in finding novel anti-tumour agents such as bryostanns and dolostatins ?
A. Marine sources
B. Animals
C. Venoms and toxins
D. Combinatorial chemistry

78. The pollutant responsible for ozone holes is
A. CO2
B. SO2

79. One of the best solutions to get rid of non-biodegradable wastes is
A. Burning
B. Dumping
C. Burying
D. Recycling

80. Vermi composting is done by
A. Fungus
B. Bacteria
C. Worms
D. Animals

81. If waste materials contaminate the source of drinking water, which of the following diseases will spread?
A. Scurvy
B. Typhoid
C. Malaria
D. Anaemia

82. India exports power to
A. Bangladesh
B. Myanmar
C. Pakistan
D. Bhutan

83. The alkoloid naturally found in coffee, cocoa and cola nut is
A. Cocaine
B. Morphine
C. Tannin
D. Caffeine

84. The metal used for making air-crafts and rockets is
A. Lead
B. Aluminium
C. Nickel
D. Copper

85. The process of improving the quality of rubber by heating it with sulphur is called.
A. Vulcanization
B. Acceleration
C. Sulphonation
D. Galvanization

86. Which State is the largest producer of pulses in India?
A. Bihar
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Maharashtra

87. In India, woman had never been a Chief Minister in the State of
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Rajasthan
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Maharashtra

88. Which of the following is not a noble gas?
A. Hydrogen
B. Helium
C. Neon
D. Argon

89. Sunda Trench is in
A. Indian Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Gulf of Mexico

90. Which of the following is an organic rock?
A. Marble
B. Coal
C. Granite
D. Slate

91. Who among the following has written the famous book “Malgudi Days” ?
A. V.S. Naipaul
B. Deepak Chopra
C. Rabindranath Tagore
D. R.K. Narayan

92. British Crown assumed sovereignty over India from the East India Company in the year
A. 1887
B. 1858
C. 1859
D. 1860

93. Which vein brings clean blood from the lungs into the heart ?
A. Renal Vein
B. Pulmonary Vein
C. Vena Cava
D. Hepatic Vein

94. The first woman President of Indian National congress was
A. Kamala Devi Chattopadhyaya
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Annie Besant
D. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

95. Average propensity to consume is defined as
A. Aggregate consumption + Total population
B. Aggregate Income + Aggregate Consumption
C. Change in consumption + Change in income
D. Aggregate consumption Aggregate income

96. In short run, if a competitive firm incurs losses, it will
A. stop production.
B. continue to produce as long as it can cover its variable costs.
C. raise price of its product.
D. go far advertising campaign.

97. Which one of the following is the specific feature of the single member constituency system ?
A. The system is economical for representatives.
B. Gerrymandering is not possible in this system.
C. It secures a stable majority in the legislature.
D. The candidate has to spend less on electioneering.

98. Which of the following relations always holds true?
A. Income = Consumption + Investment
B. Income = Consumption + Saving
C. Saving = Investment
D. Income = Consumption + Saving + Investment

99. The Keynesian consumption function shows a relation between
A. aggregate consumption and total population.
B. aggregate consumption and general price level.
C. aggregate consumption and aggregate income.
D. Aggregate consumption and interest rate

100. Over short period, when income rises, average propensity to consume usually
A. rises
B. falls
C. remains constant
D. fluctuates


101. A plate was sold for Rs.6,300 after giving two successive discounts of 12 ½ % and 10%. Find the marked price.
A. 7,300
B. 7,700
C. 8,000
D. 7,250

102. To attract more visitors, Zoo authority announces 20% discount on every ticket which costs 25 paise. For this reason, sale of ticket increases by 28%. Find the percentage of increase in the number of visitors.
A. 40%
B. 50%
C. 60%
D. No change

103. Which of the following represents a correct proportion?
A. 12: 9 = 16:12
B. 13 : 11 =5 : 4
C. 30 : 45 = 13 : 24
D. 6 :10 = 4: 10

104. A sphere is cut into two hemispheres. One of them is used as bowl. It takes 8 bowlfuls of this to fill a conical vessel of height 12 cm and radius 6 cm. The radius of the sphere (in centimetre) will be
A. 3
B. 2
C. 4
D. 6

105. The perimeters of a circle, a square and an equilateral triangle are same and their areas are C, S and T respectively. Which of the following statement is true ?
A. C = S =T
B. C > S > T
C. C < S < T
D. S < C < T

106. The list price of a shirt is 440 and a customer pays 396 for it. The discount rate is
A. 10%
B. 10 ½%
C. 20%
D. 12%

107. Nisha bought a number of oranges at 2 for a rupee and an equal number at 3 for a rupee. To make a profit of 20% she should sell a dozen for
A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 12

108. If A’s salary is 50% more than that of B, then B’s salary is less than A’s by
A. 33 %
B. 40 1/3%
C. 45 1/3%
D. 33 1/3%

109. A and B are 20 km apart. A can walk at an average speed of 4 km/hour and B at 6 km/ hr. If they start walking towards each other at 7 a.m., when they will meet ?
A. 8.00 a.m.
B. 8.30 a.m.
C. 9.00 a.m.
D. 10.00 a.m.

110. A policeman starts to chase a thief. When the thief goes 10 steps the policeman moves 8 steps. 5 steps of the policeman is equal to 7 steps of the thief. The ratio of the speeds of the policeman and the thief is
A. 25 : 28
B. 25 : 26
C. 28 : 25
D. 56 : 25

111. In a Mathematics examination the numbers scored by 5 candidates are 5 successive odd integers. If their total marks is 185, the highest score is
A. 39
B. 43
C. 41
D. 37

112. In two successive years, 80 and 60 students of a school appeared at the final examination of which 60% and 80% passed respectively. The average rate of students passed (in percent) is
A. 68 %
B. 34 2/3%
C. 70 %
D. 72 3/7%

113. What is the value of (941 +149)^2+(941-149)^2/(941 x 941+149 x 149)?
A. 10
B. 2
C. 1
D. 100

114. If x + 1/x = 5, then x^6 + 1/x^6 is
A. 12098
B. 12048
C. 14062
D. 12092

115. 5√5 x 5^3 ÷ 5 ^3/2 = 5^a+2 then the value of a is
A. -3/10
B. 9/10
C. 11/10
D. 7/10

116. If x^2 – 3x + 1 = 0 then the value of x^6 +x^4 +x^2 +1/x^3 will be
A. 18
B. 15
C. 21
D. 30

117. A boat goes 24 km upstream and 28 km downstream in 6 hours. It goes 30 km upstream and 21 km downstream in 6 hours and 30 minutes. The speed of the boat in still water is
A. 8 km/hr
B. 9 km/hr
C. 12 km/hr
D. 10 km/hr

118. The compound interest on a certain sum of money for 2 years at 5% per annum is 410. The simple interest on the same sum at the same rate and for the same time is
A. 400
B. 300
C. 350
D. 405

119. The graphs of x = a and y = b intersect at
A. (a, b)
B. (b, a)
C. (-a, b)
D. (a, -b)

120. ‘O’ is the centre of the circle, AB is a chord of the circle, OM ⊥ AB. If AB = 20 cm, OM: 2√11 cm, then radius of the circle is
A. 15 cm
B. 12 cm
C. 10 cm
D. 11 cm

121. If the angles of a triangle ABC are in the ratio 2:3:1, then the angles ∠A, ∠B and ∠C are
A. ∠A = 60°, ∠B= 90°, ∠C = 30°
B. ∠A = 40°, ∠B =120°, ∠C = 20°
C. ∠A = 20°, ∠B = 60°, ∠C = 60°
D. ∠A = 45°, ∠B = 90°, ∠C = 45°

122. In ΔABC, ∠ABC = 70°, ∠BCA = 40°. O is the point of intersection of the perpendicular bisectors of the sides, then the angle ∠BOC is
A. 100°
B. 120°
C. 130°
D. 140°

123. If the measures of the sides of triangle are (x^2 – 1), (x^2 + 1) and 2x cm, then the triangle would be
A. equilateral
B. acute-angled
C. isosceles
D. right-angled

124. If 2^x = 4^y = 8^z and xyz = 288, the value of 1/2x +1/4y +1/8z is
A. 11/12
B. 11/96
C. 20/96
D. 27/96

125. If x^4 + 1/x^4 = 119 and x < 1 the find the positive value of x^3-1/x^3
A. 25
B. 27
C. 36
D. 49

126. The value of (3 + 2√2) ^-3 + (3 – 2√2)^-3 is
A. 198
B. 180
C. 108
D. 189

127. The value of sin^2 30° cos^2 45° + 5tan^2 30° + 3/2 sin^2 90° -3cos^2 90° is
A. 3 7/24
B. 3 3/24
C. 3 1/24
D. 3 5/24

128. If cos^2Ө – sin^2 Ө = 1/3 , where 0 ≤ Ө ≤ π/2 then the value of cos^4 Ө – sin^4 Ө is
A. 1/3
B. 2/3
C. 1/9
D. 2/9

129. If tan Ө = 1/√11 0 < Ө < π/2, then the value of cosec^2 Ө – sec^2 Ө/cosec^2 Ө + sec^2 Ө
A. ¾
B. 4/5
C. 5/6
D. 6/7

130. If angle bisector of a triangle bisect the opposite side, then what type of triangle is it?
A. Right angled
B. Scalene
C. Similar
D. Isosceles

131. If each angle of a triangle is less than the sum of the other two, then the triangle is
A. obtuse angled
B. right angled
C. acute angled
D. equilateral

132. A, B, C are three points on the circumference of a circle and if AB=AC 5√2 BAC = 90°, find the radius.
A. 10 cm
B. 5 cm
C. 20 cm
D. 15 cm

133. Pipe A is an inlet pipe filling the tank at 8000 litres/hr. Pipe B empties the tank in 3 hours. The capacity of the tank is
A. 12000
B. 8000
C. 6000
D. 4000

134. A tap drips at a rate of one drop/sec. 600 drops make 100m1. The number of litres wasted in 300 days is
A. 4320000
B. 432000
C. 43200
D. 4320

135. ABC is a right angled triangle. B being the right angle. Midpoints of AB,BC and AC are respectively B’,C’ and A’. Area of ΔA’B’C’ is
A. 1/2 x area of AABC
B. 2/3 x area of AABC
C. 1/4 x area of AABC
D. 1/8 x area of AABC

136. Three numbers are in the ratio 1:2:3 and their HCF is 12. The numbers are
A. 12,24, 36
B. 5, 10, 15
C. 4, 8, 12
D. 10, 20, 30

137. If x [-2 {-4 (-a)}) +5 [-2 {-2 (-a)}] = 4a, then x =
A. -2
B. -3
C. -4
D. -5

138. A can complete a work in ‘m’ days and B can complete it in ‘n’ days. How many days will it take to complete the work if both A and B work together?
A. (m + n) days
B. (1/m x 1/n)
C. (m+n/mn)
D. (mn/m+n)

139. From a point P on the ground the angle of elevation of the top of a 10 m tall building is 30°. A flag is hoisted at the top of the building and the angle of elevation of the top of the flagstaff from P is 45°. Find the length of the flagstaff. (Take √3= 1.732)
A. 10 ( √3+ m )
B. 10(√3 +1) m
C. 10√3 m
D. 7.32 m

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3/2

141. if sin Ө = 3/5 is equal to tan Ө + cos Ө/cot Ө + cosec Ө is equal to
A. 29/60
B. 31/60
C. 34/60
D. 37/60

142. If a cos Ө + b sin Ө = p and a sin Ө – b cos Ө = q, then the relation between a, b, p and q is
A. a^2-b^2 = p^2-q^2
B. a^2+b^2 = p^2+q^2
C. a+ b = p+ q
D. a-b = p-q

143. 60 students were asked to choose their favourite sport.
Their distribution is as follows:
Football – 15
Cricket -12
Swimming -12
Basketball -11
Athletics -10
The data is illustrated in a Pie Chart. What angle should be used for football?
A. 15°
B. 60°
C. 90°
D. 180°

144. In a triangle ABC, AB = AC. BC is extended to D. and ACD = 120°, then A is equal to
A. 50°
B. 60°
C. 70°
D. 80°

Study the graph and answer the questions.

145. In which year the sale of cool-sip is minimum?
A. 1990
B. 1992
C. 1993
D. None of the above

Study the graph and answer the questions.

146. In case of which soft drink was the average annual sale maximum during the period 1988-1993?
A. Pep-up only
B. Pep-up and Dew-drop
C. Cool-sip only
D. Cool-sip and Pep-up

Study the graph and answer the questions.

147. What was the approximate percent drop in the sale of Pep-up in 1990 over its sale in 1989 ?
A. 5
B. 14
C. 12
D. 20

Study the graph and answer the questions.

148. What was the approximate percent increase in sales of Cool-sip in 1990 over its sales in 1989?
A. 100
B. 217
C. 171
D. 150

Study the graph and answer the questions.

149. In which year sale of Dew-drop is maximum?
A. 1988
B. 1992
C. 1989
D. 1993

Study the graph and answer the questions.

150. In case of which soft drink was the average annual sale minimum during the period 1988- 1993?
A. Pep-up only
B. Cool-sip only
C. Dew-drop only
D. Dew-drop and Cool-sip


In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

151. When she parted ,______ her parents, her eyes were full of tears.
A. From
B. Away
C. Off
D. With

152. He went_______ to oblige his superior.
A. on his way
B. out of his way
C. in his way
D. with his way

153. During a period of protracted illness, the sick can become infirm,_____ both the strength to work and many of the specific skills that were once possessed.
A. Regaining
B. Denying
C. Pursuing
D. Losing

154. The members of the religious sect ostracized the______ who had abandoned their faith.
A. Coward
B. Litigant
C. recreant
D. suppliant

155. Would you mind_____ the suitcase, Sir ?
A. open
B. opening
C. to open
D. opened

In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

156. Impervious
A. Audacious
B. Haphazard
C. Impenetrable
D. Illogical

157. Peruse
A. Overuse
B. Examine
C. Abuse
D. Defuse

158. Amicable
A. Friendly
B. Happy
C. Perfect
D. Joyous

In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.

159. Desecration
A. Hopelessness
B. Disbelief
C. Veneration
D. Manifestation

160. Yield
A. Respond
B. Survive
C. Attack
D. Resist

161. Particularly
A. Elaborately
B. Generally
C. Comprehensively
D. Entirely

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

162. Indians are going places in the field of software technology.
A. going abroad
B. going to spaces
C. talented and successful
D. friendly and amicable

163. She is a person who pulls no punches.
A. speaks politely
B. speaks frankly
C. speaks rudely
D. speaks sweetly

164. For any group work to be successful, it is important that everyone is on the same page.
A. present for the meeting
B. registered for the work
C. willing to pay the same fees
D. thinks in a similar way

165. Our plan to go to London is in the air.
A. Undecided
B. certain
C. under consideration
D. for approval

166. My efforts at pest control went in vain, I have to go back to the drawing board.
A. plan it all over again
B. take professional help
C. spend some time researching abroad
D. work at night

In the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/part of the sentence at a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is d.

167. This crime makes a man liable for transportation till his life.
A. to transportation to life
B. for transportation for life
C. to transportation for life
D. No improvement

168. I don’t think many people will be able to attend the meeting tomorrow. I, but for one, have to be in Chennai.
A. so for one
B. rather for one
C. for one
D. No improvement

169. My visits to my family are a few and far between.
A. few and a far between
B. few and far between
C. few or far between
D. No improvement

170. Their friendship will not last through long time.
A. last through a long time
B. last through
C. last long
D. No improvement

171. All these articles are kept in a tin box to prevent from spoiling of damp in rainy season.
A. prevent them from spoiling by damp
B. prevent them being spoiled by damp
C. prevent them from spoiling of damp
D. No improvement

172. Your previous project was only failed because you did not persevere yourself in it.
A. failed only because you did not persevere.
B. failed only because you did not persevere for it.
C. only failed because you did not persevere.
D. No improvement

173. I had more sympathy with you. my friend.
A. have a more sympathy
B. have much sympathy
C. had much sympathy
D. No improvement

174. The bank manager was given a holiday and so he resolved to go for hitch-hiking.
A. with hitch-hiking
B. for the hitch-hiking
C. hitch-hiking
D. No improvement

175. Our big iron gate jingles on its hinges as it is opened.
A. clangs
B. grates
C. bangs
D. No improvement

176. Although other parts the world 20 per cent of the farm area is owned by women, in India women own less than 7 per cent.
A. If in other parts of
B. However some parts of
C. While in other parts of
D. No improvement

In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

177. Passing out of use
A. Adolescent
B. Reticent
C. Translucent
D. Obsolescent

178. A drink usually made from a mixture of one or more alcoholic drinks
A. Cocktail
B. Mock tail
C. Liquor
D. Bisque

179. Affecting or relating to cows
A. Feline
B. Bovine
C. Ovine
D. Vulpine

180. Something that might happen in the future
A. Contingency
B. Insurance
C. Emergency
D. Prophecy

181. A special fondness or liking for
A. Propensity
B. Inclination
C. Penchant
D. Preoccupation

182. Relating to kinship with the father
A. Patrilineal
B. Fratrilineal
C. Matrilineal
D. Familial

183. A part of a word that can be pronounced separately
A. Particle
B. Sibilant
C. Syllable
D. Letter

In the following questions, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

A. Accessible
B. Akcesslble
C. Accesseble
D. Accesible

A. Camouflage
B. Camaflouge
C. Cemouflege
D. Cemouflage

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass. The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but is seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.

186. The negative side of the critical faculty is that
A. it makes us critical of others.
B. it makes us critical of ourselves.
C. it sounds dignified but it is not actually so.
D. it is a tool for creating classificatory division.

187. People who solicit others’ opinions (about themselves) generally want
A. effusive compliments
B. honest criticism
C. harsh facts
D. precise feedback

188. The critical faculty is defined as the ‘most potent one in human make-up’ because
A. it is all pervasive and powerful.
B. it separates the simpleton from the intelligent man.
C. it is a help in social transactions.
D. All of the above

189. What, according to the writer, is the essential link between breathing and the critical faculty ?
A. Both are required in social relations
B. Both are exercised by human beings
C. Both grow with age
D. Both stop with death

190. The self-defined intelligent man defines himself on the basis of
A. his obvious divergence from the simpleton.
B. his superior intelligence as a whole.
C. His possession of the critical faculty.
D. his heightened awareness of his surroundings.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
International trade represents a significant share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history, its economic, social and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries. Industrialization, advances in technology, transportation, globalization, multinational corporations, and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system. Increasing international trade is crucial to the continuance of globalization. International trade is, in principle, not different from domestic as the motivation and the behaviour of parties is across a border or not. The main difference is that international trade. Another difference between domestic and international trade is that factors of production such as capital and labour are typically more mobile within a country than across countries.

191. Which of the following is one of the factors of production?
A. Capital
B. Cost
C. Profit
D. Loss

192. What is the synonym of ‘mobile’?
A. Versatile
B. Moveable
C. Changeable
D. Transferable

193. Which one of the following has a major impact on international trade?
A. Contribution to GDP
B. Industrialization
C. Outsourcing
D. Domestic trade

194. According to the author, increasing international trade
A. brings about speedy industrialization
B. uplifts technology and transportation
C. is crucial to the continuance of globalization
D. encourages multinational corporations

195. What is the main difference between international and domestic trade?
A. One is more significant than the other
B. One is more costly than the other
C. One is more advanced than the other
D. One is more crucial than the other

In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error, your answer is d: i.e., No error.

196. A chill wind blew (a)/ and icy fingers of death (b)/ crept up my spine, (c)/ No error (d).
A. A chill wind blew
B. and icy fingers of death
C. crept up my spine.
D. No Error

197. Such rules (a)/ do not apply to (b)/ you and I. (c)/ No error (d).
A. Such rules
B. do not apply to
C. you and I.
D. No error

198. The river (a)/ has over flown (b)/ its banks, (c)/ No error (d).
A. The river
B. has over flown
C. its banks.
D. No error

199. IIM Calcutta’s MBA programme (a)/ is regarded (b)/ as the finest in the country (c)/ No error (d).
A. IIM Calcutta’s MBA programme
B. is regarded
C. as the finest in the country
D. No error

200. One of the most (a)/ widely spread (b)/ bad habit is the use of tobacco, (c)/ No error (d).
A. One of the most widely spread
B. widely spread
C. bad habit is the use of tobacco.
D. No error


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5. B
6. D
7. B
8. C
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10. C
11. A
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13. C
14. C
15. B
16. B
17. A
18. A
19. A
20. C
21. D
22. D
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24. B
25. D
26. C
27. D
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29. A
30. A
31. A
32. B
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36. B
37. B
38. A
39. D
40. B
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48. C
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59. A
60. A
61. C
62. B
63. D
64. C
65. D
66. C
67. C
68. A
69. A
70. C
71. D
72. C
73. B
74. C
75. C
76. A
77. A
78. D
79. D
80. C
81. B
82. A
83. D
84. C
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86. C
87. D
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90. B
91. D
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94. C
95. D
96. A
97. C
98. B
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100. B
101. C
102. C
103. A
104. A
105. B
106. A
107. A
108. D
109. C
110. C
111. C
112. B
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114. A
115. A
116. C
117. D
118. A
119. A
120. B
121. A
122. D
123. D
124. B
125. C
126. A
127. A
128. A
129. C
130. D
131. C
132. B
133. A
134. D
135. C
136. A
137. B
138. D
139. D
140. A
141. B
142. B
143. C
144. B
145. D
146. A
147. B
148. B
149. B
150. D
151. B
152. B
153. D
154. D
155. B
156. C
157. B
158. A
159. C
160. D
161. B
162. C
163. A
164. D
165. B
166. A
167. B
168. C
169. B
170. C
171. A
172. B
173. B
174. D
175. B
176. C
177. D
178. A
179. B
180. A
181. C
182. A
183. C
184. A
185. A
186. A
187. B
188. D
189. B
190. A
191. A
192. B
193. B
194. C
195. B
196. C
197. C
198. B
199. C
200. C