2014 SSC CGL Tier 1
20 Jul Shift – 2
Question Paper with Answer Key


For the following questions answer them individually

1. Franchising is
A. not having to pay any fee
B. a form of licensing
C. operating a business without a licence
D. operating with less control

2. The maximum strength of Rajya Sabha is
A. 220
B. 200
C. 250
D. 240

3. If the President of India wants to resign, he has to address the letter of resignation to the
A. Chief Justice of India
B. Prime Minister
C. Vice-President
D. Speaker

4. The playing time (in seconds) of the full version of Indian National Anthem is
A. 60
B. 52
C. 55
D. 57

5. The tomb of Jahangir was built at
A. Gujarat
B. Delhi
C. Lahore
D. Agra

6. What was the original name of Nur Jahan ?
A. Zeb-un-Nissa
B. Fatima Begum
C. Mehr-un-Nissa
D. Jahanara

7. The study of factor pricing is alternatively called the theory of
A. Functional distribution
B. personal distribution
C. income distribution
D. wealth distribution

8. SEBI was set up in
A. 1992
B. 1980
C. 1984
D. 1988

9. In a free enterprise economy, resource allocation is determined by
A. the pattern of consumers’ spending
B. the wealth of the entrepreneurs
C. decision of the Government
D. the traditional employment of factors

10. Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana was introduced In
A. 1992
B. 1998
C. 1999
D. 1996

11. Buyers and Sellers will have perfect knowledge of market conditions under
A. Duopoly
B. Perfect competition
C. Monopolistic competition
D. Oligopoly

12. Who acts as the channel of communication between the President and the Council Ministers
A. Chairman, Rajya Sabha
B. Speaker of Lok Sabha
C. Vice-President
D. Prime Minister

13. Largest producer of Bauxite in the world is
A. U.S.A.
B. Jamaica
C. Chile
D. Australia

14. The two richest Eco-zones of India are
A. The Himalayas and VindhYas
B. The Himalayas and Eastern Ghats
C. The Himalayas and Western Ghats
D. The Himalayas and Aravallis

15. At the time of independence, predominantly India practised
A. Subsistence agriculture
B. Mixed farming
C. Plantation agriculture
D. Shifting agriculture

16. Species which has restricted distribution is called
A. Eco species
B. Endemic
C. Sympatrlc
D. Allopatric

17. 2, 4-D is used as
A. Weedidde
B. Vitamin
C. Fertilizer
D. Insecticide

18. Widal test is used for the diagnosis of
A. Salmonellosis
B. Malaria
C. Cholera
D. Typhoid

19. Which Charter Act brought to an end, the East India Company’s monopoly in India’s foreign trade ?
A. Charter Act of 1853
B. Charter Act of 1793
C. Charter Act of 1813
D. Charter Act of 1833

20. The Declaration of the Rights of Man is related with
A. The Russian Revolution
B. The French Revolution
C. The American War of Independence
D. The Glorious Revolution of England

21. The policy of ‘imperial preferences’ adopted by Britain in its colonies in 1932 is also known as
A. Hong Kong Agreement
B. London Agreement
C. Ottawa Agreement
D. Paris Agreement

22. The planet which has the highest surface temperature is
A. Jupiter
B. Earth
C. Pluto
D. Venus

23. Atmospheric temperature increasing at the higher altitudes is called
A. Radiation
B. Inversion
C. Conduction
D. Convection

24. In a conductor
A. there is no conduction band
B. the forbidden energy gap is very wide
C. the forbidden energy gap is very narrow
D. the valence band and the conduction band overlap each other

25. Which one of the following converts assembly language into machine language ?
A. Algorithm
B. Interpreter
C. Complier
D. Assembler

26. How many bytes are equal to one kilobyte ?
A. 1050
B. 1000
C. 976
D. 1024

27. Which one of the following elements exhibits the greatest tendency to lose electrons ?
A. Fluorine
B. Lithium
C. Oxygen
D. Zinc

28. Poison used for killing rats is
A. Calcium phosphide (Ca P)
B. Zinc phosphide (Zn P)
C. Magnesium nitride (Mg N )
D. Magnesium phosphide (Mg P)

29. Antacid tablets consist of
A. Hydroxides of sodium, magnesium and aluminium
B. Hydroxides of magnesium and aluminium
C. Hydroxides of sodium and aluminium
D. Hydroxides of magnesium and sodium

30. The element absorbed both in cation and anion form is
A. Sulphur
B. Nitrogen
C. Calcium
D. Phosphorus

31. What accumulates in the muscles after continuous strenuous physical exercise as a result of temporary anaerobic respiration that causes muscular fatigue ?
B. Lactic acid
C. Ethyl alcohol
D. Carbon dioxide

32. Thalassemia is an example of
A. Deletion mutation
B. Point mutation
C. Silent mutation
D. Frame shift mutation

33. Eutrophication of a water body enhances
A. Organic matter production
B. Biological oxygen demand
C. Both a: and b:
D. Neither ,a: nor b:

34. The moment of inertia of a body does not depend upon its
A. axis of rotation
B. angular velocity
C. form of mass
D. distribution of mass

35. To open a door easily, the handle should be fixed
A. near the hinges
B. away from mid-point opposite to hinges
C. in the middle
D. None of these

36. Nucleons are regarded as composites sub-particles known as
A. Mesons
B. Quarks
C. Leptons
D. Photons

37. The name of the common currency launched by members of the European Union is
A. Sterling
B. Dollar
C. Euro
D. Pound

38. National Science Day in India is celebrated on
A. 30th April
B. 1st February
C. 28th February
D. 23th March

39. Red Data Book contains
A. Red pandas
B. Rare plants and animals under threat
C. Rare minerals
D. Vanishing rivers

40. Which of the following is India’s highest honour in the field of literature ?
A. Saraswati Samman
B. Vyas Samman
C. Kalidas Samman
D. Jnanpith Award

41. Which scientist discovered the radioactive element Radium ?
A. Marie Curie
B. Isaac Newton
C. Albert Einstein
D. Benjamin Franklin

42. Golden Globe Awards are associated with
A. Social work
B. Journalism
C. Peace initiative
D. Films

43. The name of the great maestro of Indian Music “Ustad Bismillah Khan” is related to
A. Shehnai
B. Tabla
C. Sarod
D. Flute

44. Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas ?
A. Water Vapour
B. 0

45. Interveinal necrotic spots on leaves appear due to
A. HF injury
B. SO injury
C. NO injury
D. 0 injury

46. Nuclear fallout contains
A. Alpha particles
B. B-particles
C. Both a: and b:
D. Neither a: nor b:

47. Which of the following water bodies is not a freshwater resource ?
A. Jaisamand
B. Ganga river
C. Yamuna river
D. Chilika lake

48. Who among the following is the Home-Minister in the Union Cabinet of India ?
A. Sushma Swaraj
B. Narendra Modi
C. Rajnath Singh
D. Arun Jaitley

49. Who among the following is was the 14th Prime Minister of India ?
A. Manmohan Singh
B. Narendra Modi
C. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
D. None of these

50. Which is the world’s cultural capital in India ?
A. Kolkata
B. Trivandrum
C. Madurai
D. Mumbai


In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is d: i.e. No error.

51. In his book (a)/ Churchill describes (b)/that historical first meeting with Roosevelt, (c)/ No error (d)
A. In his book
B. Churchill describes
C. that historical first meeting with Roosevelt
D. No error

52. The ant who was nearby (a)/ walked forward and bit the hunter (b)/ sharply in the ankle, (c)/ No error (d)
A. The ant who was nearby
B. walked forward and bit the hunter
C. sharply in the ankle
D. No error

53. They can promise you (a)/ an experience (b) / you won’t never forget, (c)/ No error (d)
A. They can promise you
B. an experience
C. you won’t never forget
D. No error

54. The dress that the (a) / girl wore was (b)/ more attractive than the other girls, (c)/ No error (d)
A. The dress that the
B. girl wore was
C. more attractive than the other girls
D. No error

55. Fifty years has passed (a)/ since man first ventured (b)/ into outer space, (c)/ No error (d)
A. Fifty years has passed
B. since man first ventured
C. into outer space
D. No error

In the following questions, 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 as your answer.

56. I can______ him without qualifications.
A. recommend
B. commend
C. praise
D. suggest

57. She let her horse______ in the field.
A. loosen
B. loose
C. loosely
D. lose

58. It is hoped that a______ will be reached in the meeting.
A. Statement
B. comparison
C. compromise
D. compression

59. We are fortunate to have extremely_______ and visionary leaders,
A. Competitive
B. Complex
C. Complaisant
D. Competent

60. Some people regard the world as an.
A. Imitation
B. Allusion
C. illusion
D. elision

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

61. Scintillating
A. Moving
B. Interesting
C. Burning
D. Glittering

62. Transient
A. fleeting
B. transparent
C. feeble
D. fanciful

63. Voracious
A. hungry
B. hasty
C. thirsty
D. greedy

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

64. Virtue
A. fault
B. vice
C. anger
D. ill-temper

65. Flexible
A. Blunt
B. rigid
C. gentle
D. rough

66. Obscure
A. Clear
B. Gloomy
C. Unpleasant
D. Dark

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.

67. The present manner of delimitation has been done in a gerrymandering way.
A. in a legal and constitutional manner
B. in a judicial and fair way
C. in a manipulative and unfair way
D. in a dictative manner like the Germans

68. The performance of the lead actors in the play brought the house down.
A. made the audience applaud enthusiastically
B. made the audience leave
C. made the audience cry
D. made the audience request an encore

69. People like her, who are salt of the earth, are very difficult to fmd.
A. dedicated to better the world
B. good, honest and ideal
C. extraordinary
D. one with the common folk

70. The Alpha and Omega
A. beginning and end
B. a Shakespearean play
C. a Greek song
D. a Swiss watch

71. Jane earned pin money working part-time as a waitress.
A. saved money
B. additional money
C. a small amount of money
D. money to be spent only for luxuries and treats

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

72. Loose tea leaves are kept in a tea box.
A. tin
B. cosy
C. caddy
D. No improvement

73. Shakespeare is greater than any other poet.
A. greater than many poets
B. greater as ,any other poet
C. greater than all poets
D. No improvement

74. I saw the woman whom you said lived nest door.
A. that you said live next door
B. who you said lived next door
C. which you said lived next door
D. No improvement

75. A thousand rupees are all that he wants.
A. Are
B. Was
C. is
D. No improvement

76. I have never been hearing from his since he left for America.
A. have never heard
B. have never been hearing
C. was never heard
D. No improvement

77. The camera I bought recently is not convenient.
A. easy to use
B. hard to use
C. difficult to use
D. No improvement

78. You are a mechanic, aren’t you?
A. wasn’t
B. isn’t
C. are
D. No improvement

79. Sincere workers do not rest till they have reached perfection in their work.
A. they had achieved
B. they have achieved
C. they having reached
D. No improvement

80. The interesting tale had its beginning more than fifty years ago.
A. began
B. was started
C. initiated
D. No improvement

81. One of her friends had just got down from the bus.
A. alighted from
B. arrived in
C. landed from
D. No improvement

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

82. A person who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn the particular skills needed in their job
A. labourer
B. worker
C. employee
D. apprentice

83. A word or practice that has gone out of use
A. obsolete
B. absolute
C. outdated
D. old-fashioned

84. Favouritism granted in politics or business to relatives
A. monotheism
B. nepotism
C. hedonism
D. redtapism

85. A person who collects coins
A. Ornithologist
B. Numismatist
C. philatelist
D. coin collector

86. A supplement to a will
A. Furlough
B. Adjunct
C. Effusion
D. Codicil

87. Estimation of a thing’s worth
A. Pay
B. Goodness
C. Appraisal
D. Beliefs

88. To free completely from blame
A. let go
B. clear
C. exonerate
D. release

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. Silhouette
B. Silhouette
C. silohoutte
D. silhouette

A. Kleptomaniac
B. Cleptorfianiac
C. Kleptomaniac
D. Cleptomeniac

In the following questions, you have two passages with 5 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
India is chiefly an agricultural land. The cultivation of crops depends on a proper supply of water throughout the year. Since olden times, large parts of our country have suffered from occasional periods of too much rain and those of drought. People have known that if surplus flood water could be stored away for use during the dry season, these problems will be solved. Unfortunately, they had neither the knowledge nor the means to do much in this direction. Whatever little they knew, they tried to put into practice. They dug cannals to drain water from perennial rivers. This was heavy and expensive work and practicable over only a small area. Large tanks were excavated and small dams built to hold back floods. But it was not possible to do anything on a countrywide scale.

91. The term ‘perennial’ means
A. rivers flowing into canals
B. flowing once a year
C. flowing throughout the year
D. flowing during the monsoon

92. How has our country suffered since olden times ?
A. It has suffered due to the zamind ari
B. It has suffered from heavy rains or severe droughts
C. It has suffered under the British Rule
D. It has suffered due to the caste system

93. Why were the people unable to solve the problem ?
A. Absence of will power
B. They were indifferent to the problem
C. They lacked knowledge and the means to solve the Problem
D. Inadequate finance

94. ‘Excavated’ means
A. to fill
B. to make caves
C. to dig
D. to flood

95. India’s economy is chiefly
A. Socialistic
B. Industrial
C. Mixed
D. Agricultural

In the following questions, you have two passages with 5 questions in each passage.
Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Stop reading this passage for a few seconds and look around the room you’re in. Without any perceived effort at all on your part, your brain will register everything within the scope of your vision. But where does all that information known as sensory memory So what if you want to hold on to these fleeting memories for longer ? The answer is obvious you need to pay conscious attention to the sensory input we are receiving. By focusing on it, you can take the information to the next memory level, and turn it into working remember the words you’ve just read so that what follows makes overall sense. True to its name, short-term memory lasts for only a few seconds to a few minutes, but it plays a vital role in our daily lives, allowing us to write down doctor’s appointment, make everyday decisions or have a conversation (think about it you have to recall what someone said to you five seconds ago in order to respond). Of course, there is some information you need to keep for days, months or even years. What you need here is long-term memory. With this, the potential is there to remember something forever.

96. The information stored in your sensory memory generally
A. stays with you forever
B. stays with you for a short while
C. disappears completely
D. lingers in your brain

97. To convert a sensory memory into a short-term memory we must
A. ignore a sensory input completely
B. focus on the information
C. concentrate on what we are looking at
D. be consciously attentive to sensory input

98. Short-term memory allows us to
A. remember events for many years
B. remember an event during childhood
C. remember simple things like appointments
D. remember plenty of dates and numbers

99. Long-term memory helps us
A. forget unimportant things
B. remember a thing for a long time
C. forget things for a long time
D. erase short-term memory

100. The information that your brain stores within a fleeting moment is called
A. memory level
B. sensory memory
C. short-term memory
D. long-term memory


For the following questions answer them individually

101. The radius of the base and the height of a right circular cone are doubled. The volume of the cone will be
A. 8 times of the previous volume
B. three times of the previous volume
C. 3√2 times of the previous volume
D. 6 times of the previous volume

102. The ratio of weights of two spheres of different materials is 8 :17 and the ratio of weights per 1 cc of materials of each is 289 : 64. The ratio of radii of the two spheres is
A. 8 : 17
B. 4:17
C. 17 : 4
D. 17 : 8

103. A shopkeeper buys an article for 360. He wants to make a gain of 25% on it after a discount of 10%. The marked price is
A. 486
B. 450
C. 500
D. 460

104. A is to pay B, 600 after 4 years time at 10% per annum interest rate compounding annually. A offers to pay up B at present. What discount percent should B allow A ?
A. 31.69
B. 40.24
C. 45.14
D. 50.15

105. A shopkeeper sold an item for r1510 after giving a discount of 24 1/2% and thereby incurred a loss of 10%. Had he sold the item without discount, his net profit would have been
A. 641
B. 322 1/9
C. 422 2/9
D. 322 2/9

106. 3,000 is divided between A, B and C, so that A receives 1/3 as much as B and C together receive and B receives 2/3 as much as A and C together receive. Then the share of C is
A. 600
B. 525
C. 1,625
D. 1,050

107. 4^61 + 4^62 + 4^63 + 4^64 is divisible by
A. 17
B. 3
C. 11
D. 13

108. The least number which must be added to the greatest number of 4 digits in order that the sum may be exactly divisible by 307 is
A. 132
B. 32
C. 43
D. 75

109. A cistern is provided with two pipes A and B. A can fill it in 20 minutes and B can empty it in 30 minutes. If A and B be kept open alternately for one minute each, with starting from pipe A, how soon will the cistern be filled ?
A. 121 minutes
B. 110 minutes
C. 115 minutes
D. 120 minutes

110. If 40 men or 60 women or 80 children can do a piece of work in 6 months, then 10 men, 10 women and 10 children together do half of the work in
A. 5 6/13 months
B. 6 months
C. 9 3/13 months
D. 11 1/13 months

111. If a machine consumes k/5 kilowatts of power every t hours, how much power in kilowatts, will three such machines consume in 10 hours ?
A. k/t
B. 6t/k
C. 6k/t
D. t/k

112. Three cubes of sides 6 cm, 8 cm and 1 cm are melted to form a new cube. The surface area of the new cube is
A. 486 sq. cm
B. 496 sq. cm
C. 586 sq. cm
D. 658 sq. cm

113. I walk a certain distance and ride back taking a total time of 37 minutes. I could walk both ways in 55 minutes. How long would it take me to ride both ways ?
A. 30 minutes
B. 19 minutes
C. 37 minutes
D. 20 minutes

114. The compound interest on a certain sum of money at a certain rate per annum for two years is 2,050, and the simple interest on the same amount of money at the same rate for 3 years is 3, 000. Then the sum of money is
A. 20,000
B. 18,000
C. 21,000
D. 25,000

115. If ab + bc + ca = 0, then the value of 1/a^2-bc + 1/b^2-ac +1/c^2-1b
A. 2
B. -1
C. 0
D. 1

116. If the equation 2x^2 – 7x +12 = 0 has two roots α and β then the value of α/β + β/α is
A. 7/2
B. 1/24
C. 7/24
D. 97/24

117. Find the value of x for which the expression 2-3x-4x^2 has the greatest value.
A. -41/16
B. 3/8
C. -3/8
D. 41/16

118. The expression x^4 – 2x^2 + k will be a perfect square if the value of k is
A. 1
B. 0
C. ¼
D. ½

119. If (x-1) and (x+3) are the factors of x2 +k1x X k2 then
A. k1= -2, k2 = -3
B. k1 =2, k2 = – 3
C. k1= 2, k2 = 3
D. k1 = -2, k2 = 3

120. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a school is 2 : 3. If 25% of the boys and 30% of the girls are scholarship holders, the percentage of the school students who are not scholarship holders is
A. 72
B. 36
C. 54
D. 60

121. The mean of 20 items is 55. If two items 45 and 30 are removed, the new mean of the remaining items is
A. 65.1
B. 65.3
C. 56.9
D. 56

122. Two pipes, P and Q can fill a cistern in 12 and 15 minutes respectively. If both are opened together and at the end of 3 minutes, the first is closed, how much longer will the cistern take to fill?
A. 5 minutes
B. 8 ½ minutes
C. 8 ¾ minutes
D. 8 ¼ minutes

123. If there is a profit of 20% on the cost price, the percentage of profit on the sale price is
A. 16 2/3 %
B. 12%
C. 15 1/3 %
D. 16 %

124. 25% of 120 + 40% of 380 = ? of 637
A. 2/7
B. 1/7
C. 4/7
D. 3/7

125. A thief steals a car at 1.30 p.m. and drives it off at 40 km/hr. The theft is discovered at 2 p.m. and the owner sets off in another car at 50 km/hr. He will, overtake the thief at
A. 5 p.m.
B. 4 p.m.
C. 4.30 p.m.
D. 6 p.m.

126. In a ΔABC, AB = BC, ∠B = x° and ∠A = (2x- 20)°. Then ∠B is
A. 54
B. 30
C. 40
D. 44

127. ABC is an isosceles triangle and AB-AC and D is a point on AC so that BD-DC if <ABD=
A. 54
B. 18
C. 45
D. 72

128. Three circles of radii 3.5 cm, 4.5 cm and 5.5 cm touch each other externally. Then the perimeter of the triangle formed by joining the centres of the circles, in cm, is
A. 27
B. π[(3.5)^2 + (4.5)^2 + (5.5)^2] C. 27 π
D. 13.5

129. If sec Ө + tan Ө = 5, then the value of the tan Ө+1/ tanӨ-1
A. 11/7
B. 13/7
C. 15/7
D. 17/7

130. If tan^2 Ө = 1 – e^2 , then the value of sec Ө + tan^3 Ө cosec Ө is
A. (2 + e^2)^3/2
B. (2 – e^2)^1/2
C. (2 + e^2)^1/2
D. (2-e^2)^3/2

131. Which one of the following is true for 0° < Ө < 90°?
A. cos Ө ≤ cos^2 Ө
B. cos Ө > cos^2 Ө
C. cos Ө < cos^2 Ө
D. cos Ө ≥ cos^2 Ө

132. If x (sin 60) tan^2 30° – tan 45° = cosec 60° cot 30° – sec^2 45°, then x =
A. 2√3
B. -2√3
C. 6
D. -4

133. If 5x/2x^2+5x+1 =1/3 then the value of (x+1/2x) is
A. 15
B. 10
C. 20
D. 5

134. If x^3 + 3/x = 4(a^3 + b^3) and 3x + 1/x^3 = 4(a^3 – b^3), then a^2 – b^2 is equal to
A. 4
B. 0
C. 1
D. 2

135. If x= 6 + 1 , then the value of x^4 + 1/x^4
A. 1448
B. 1442
C. 1444
D. 1446

136. If AD is the median of the triangle ABC and G be the centroid, then the ratio of AG : AD is
A. 1:3
B. 2 : 1
C. 3 : 2
D. 2:3

137. In ΔPQR, ∠RPQ = 90° PR=6CM and PQ=8CM then the radius of the circum circle of ΔPQR is
A. 5 cm
B. 3 cm
C. 4 cm
D. 4.5 cm

138. Two supplementary angles are in the ratio 2 : 3. The angles are
A. 33°, 57°
B. 66°, 114°
C. 72°, 108°
D. 36°, 54°

139. In a triangle ABC, median is AD and centroid is O. AO = 10 cm. The length of OD (in cm) is
A. 6
B. 4
C. 5
D. 3.3

140. ΔBCD is parallelogram. P and Q are the mid-points of sides BC and CD respectively. If the area of .6, ABC is 12 cm , then the area of ΔAPQ is
A. 12 cm
B. 8 cm
C. 9 cm
D. 10 cm

141. If x = α sec α cos β, y = b sec α sin β, z = c tan α, then the value of x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 –z^2/c^2
A. 2
B. 0
C. 1
D. -1

142. If x^2/a^2 +y^2/b^2 –z^2/c^2 and sin α/sin β= b then the value of sin2 β in terms of a and b is
A. a^2+1/a^2-b^2
B. a^2-b^2 /a^2+b^2
C. a^2-1/a^2-b^2
D. a^2-1/a^2+b^2

143. The value of cos^2 60°+4sec^2 30°-tan^2 45°/ sin^2 30°+cos^2 30°
A. 55/12
B. 65/12
C. 67/12
D. 67/10

The pie chart given below represents the modes of transport for 1400 officers of the Staff Selection Commission, Kolkata. Study the chart and answer the following questions.

144. The ratio of two-wheelers and cars being used as modes of transport is
A. 4 : 7
B. 7 : 5
C. 5:7
D. 3:5

The pie chart given below represents the modes of transport for 1400 officers of the Staff Selection Commission, Kolkata. Study the chart and answer the following questions.

145. Write down the difference: (officers availing train – officers availing car)
A. 210
B. 462
C. 562
D. 452

The pie chart given below represents the modes of transport for 1400 officers of the Staff Selection Commission, Kolkata. Study the chart and answer the following questions.

146. The number of officers who go to office by Metro Rail is
A. 142
B. 132
C. 112
D. 122

The pie chart given below represents the modes of transport for 1400 officers of the Staff Selection Commission, Kolkata. Study the chart and answer the following questions.

147. The number of officers who go to office by car is
A. 394
B. 304
C. 214
D. 294

The production figures of a perfume manufacturer are given in the form of percentage in sub-divided bar diagram. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

148. What is the ratio of percentage production of rose perfume during 1995 to that during the year 1997?
A. 4:3
B. 3:2
C. 2 : 3
D. 5 : 4

The production figures of a perfume manufacturer are given in the form of percentage in sub-divided bar diagram. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

149. What is the percentage of production of sandal perfume during the year 1995 over that during 1997 ?
A. 100%
B. 1%
C. 0%
D. 50%

The production figures of a perfume manufacturer are given in the form of percentage in sub-divided bar diagram. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

150. What is the production of jasmine perfume in the year 1997? Given that during the year 1997 total perfumed production was 5000 units.
A. 1209
B. 2500
C. 2000
D. 1500


For the following questions answer them individually

151. Amnesia : Memory :: Paralysis : ?
A. Legs
B. Movement
C. Limbs
D. Handicapped

152. AFKP : BGLQ :: CHMR : ?


154. 18: 162:: 36: ?
A. 984
B. 1296
C. 72
D. 648

155. 9536 : 6203 :: 5873: ?
A. 2540
B. 2343
C. 2353
D. 2531

156. Vigilant: Alert:: Viable : ?
A. Beautiful
B. Useful
C. Simple
D. Feasible

157. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three alternative.
A. 222
B. 10
C. 66
D. 125

158. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three alternative.
A. 41-72
B. 12-30
C. 51-42
D. 11-20

159. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three alternative.

160. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three alternative.
A. Varanasi
B. Agra
C. Haridwar
D. Allahabad

161. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three alternative.
A. Phycology : Algae
B. Omithology : Birds
C. Mycology: Fungi
D. Biology: Botany

For the following questions answer them individually

162. Arrange the following words in a meaningful order:
1. Brother
2. Husband
3. Father
4. Son
5. Son-in-law
A. 3, 2, 1,5,4
B. 4, 1,2, 5,3
C. 4,1,5, 2, 3
D. 3, 1, 4, 2, 5

163. Arrange the following words according to the English dictionary :
1. Fearsome
2. Fealty
3. Feasible
4. Feature
5. Feather
A. 2,4,1,3,5
B. 2,3, 1,4,5
C. 2,5,3, 1,4
D. 2, 1,3,5,4

164. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it ?
a_ c_ baab_ cb_
A. abbe
B. abab
C. aabb
D. bcca

165. Number of letters skipped in between adjacent letters in the series increases by one. Which of the following series observes this rule ?

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.

166. 5, 11, 21, 43, 85, ?
A. 185
B. 170
C. 171
D. 181

167. 12, 27, 85, 345, ?
A. 1737
B. 1380
C. 1725
D. 1731

168. ADGJ, YVSP, KNQT, ?

169. Pointing to a man in a photograph, a woman said, “His brother’s father is the only son of my grandfather.” How is the woman related to the man in the photograph ?
A. Daughter
B. Mother
C. Aunt
D. Sister

170. Madhavi and Shalini are good in Dramatics and Computer Science. Anjana and Madhavi are good in Computer Science and Physics. Anjana, Purnima and Nirmala are good in Physics and History. Nirmala and Anjana are good in Physics and Maths. Purnima and Shalini are good in History and Dramatics. Who is good in Physics, Dramatics and Computer Science?
A. Nirmala
B. Madhavi
C. Shalini
D. Anjana

171. Mrs. Lata was 3 times as old as her son 8 years ago. Their total age is 64 years now. How old (in years) is Mrs. Lata now?
A. 48
B. 12
C. 36
D. 44

172. From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. INQUISITIVENESS

173. If the letters of the English alphabet are serially numbered, one of the answers given below has a meaningful word hidden in it. Identify the answer.
A. 13, 8, 9, 17, 14, 22
B. 1, 12, 7, 5, 2, 18, 1
C. 1,7, 5, 12, 18, 1
D. 4, 21, 7, 18, 13, 1

174. If “SEQUENCE” is coded as “HVJFVMXY” then how will “CHILDREN” be coded in the same code ?

175. If “GIVE” is coded as “5137” and “BAT’ is coded as “924”, how will “GATE” be coded in the same code ?
A. 2547
B. 5427
C. 5724
D. 5247

176. Following words are written in a code language. Study them carefully and find out the word in the given code.
CAR- фαξ
WELL – αiyy
MAP – µαβ
Given code: yαµβ

177. From the given alternatives, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word.

178. If ‘+’means’-‘ ‘-‘ means ‘x’; ’x’ means ‘÷’ and ‘÷’ means’+’, then 25 x 5 ÷ 30 + 8- 2 = ?
A. 54
B. 15
C. 18
D. 19

179. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. Find the correct answer for the unsolved equation on that basis.
5×8 = 28, 3×7 = 12, 8×6 = 35, 13×13 = ?
A. 169
B. 130
C. 140
D. 144

180. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the given equation:
13* 12*5*4
A. = – +
B. = + –
C. + – =
D. – = +

181. A boat can travel with a speed of 30 km/hr in still water. If the speed of the stream is 6 km/hr, find the time taken by the boat to go 108 km downstream.
A. 2 hrs
B. 5 hrs
C. 3 hrs
D. 4 hrs

182. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
35 49?
A. 63
B. 89
C. 81
D. 64

183. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
83 56?
A. 146
B. 128
C. 136
D. 148

184. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
15 225 30
7 70 20
3 ? 8
A. 70
B. 12
C. 16
D. 24

185. Rahul travelled from a point and straight goes to point ‘Y at a distance of 90 metres. He turned right and walked 40 metres, then again turned right and walked 70 metres. Finally, he turned right and walked 40 metres. how far he is from the starting point ?
A. 70 metres
B. 10 metres
C. 20 metres
D. 30 metres

186. I am facing East. Turning to the right I go 20 metres, then turning to the left I go 20 metres and turning to the right I go 20 metres, then after turning to the right I go 40 metres and then I go 40 metres to the right. In which direction am I from my original position?
A. North
B. West
C. South
D. East

In each of the following questions, one or two statements are given followed by two conclusions/ assumptions, I and II. You have to consider the statement(s) to be true, even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions/ assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement(s). Indicate your answer.

187. Statements: All women are cats. All cats are rats.
I. All women are rats.
II. All rats are women.
A. Neither conclusion I nor II follow
B. Only conclusion I follows
C. Only conclusion II follows
D. Both conclusions I and II follow

188. Statement:
The values of an educated person will differ from that of an uneducated person.
Assumptions :
I. Education influences an individual’s values.
II. An uneducated person will not have values.
A. Neither assumption I nor II is implicit
B. Only assumption I is implicit
C. Only assumption II is implicit
D. Both assumptions I and II are implicit

189. Four positions of a dice are given below. Identify the number at the bottom when the number on the top is 2.

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

190. How many triangles are there in the given figure ?

A. 40 or more
B. 16
C. 18
D. 28

191. Among the four answer figures, which one can be formed from the cut out pieces given below in the question figure?

192. In each of the following questions, identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given below.
Teacher, Writer, Musician

193. In each of the following questions, identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given below.
School, Women, Children

For the following questions answer them individually

194. In the following diagram, Square represents Doctors, Circle represents Players and Rectangle represents Artists. Which number represents those Doctors who are Players as well as artists?

A. 7
B. 2
C. 3
D. 6

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

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

197. 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.

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

199. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the correct image of the question figure?

200. A word is represented by only one set of number 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 that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9 A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., K can be represented by 00, 24, 32 etc. and L can be represented by 57, 68, 89, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the given word:

A. 66, 30, 02, 68
B. 88, 21, 03, 76
C. 66, 03, 20, 95
D. 99, 20, 13, 95


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