2014 SSC CGL Tier 1
26 Oct Shift – 3
Question Paper with Answer Key


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


2. BPTF: ESWI:: ? : GDRY

3. 60 : 24 :: 480 : ?
A. 192
B. 72
C. 152
D. 180

4. 125 : 216 ::1331: ?
A. 1728
B. 1225
C. 1728
D. 169

5. Marathon : Race :: Hibernation : ?
A. Sleep
B. Winter
C. Bear
D. Dream

6. Elated : Despondent:: Enlightened :
A. Miserable
B. Aware
C. Tolerant
D. Ignorant

7. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from other three alternatives.
A. 729 – 27
B. 361 -19
C. 476 – 32
D. 676 – 26

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

9. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from other three alternatives.
A. Earthquake
B. Cyclone
C. Famine
D. Flood

10. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from other three alternatives.
A. Revoke
B. Nullify
C. Expunge
D. Enforce

11. In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from other three alternatives.
A. 343
B. 2401
C. 149
D. 49

12. Arrange the following words as per order in the English dictionary :
1. rationalism
2. rationale
3. rationalization
4. rationalize
5. rationality
A. 2,1,5,3,4
B. 2, 3, 5, 1,4
C. 1,3,5,4,2
D. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

13. Find the missing term
3, 5, 9,17, ?
A. 32
B. 33
C. 34
D. 35

14. In the following series, how many FNU occur in such a way that ‘N’ is in the middle and ‘F’ and ‘U’ are adjacent to it on both sides ?
A. 6
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

15. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following ?
1. Large intestine
2. Rectum
3. Small intestine
4. Mouth
5. Stomach
6. Oesophagus
A. 5,4,2,3,6,1
B. 6,4,2,1,3,5
C. 4,6,3,2,5,1
D. 4,6,5,3,1,2

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.

16. 3, 11,38, 102, 227,?
A. 245
B. 487
C. 474
D. 443

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.

17. 3,15, 8, 24, 15, 35, ? , 48, 35
A. 24
B. 46
C. 26
D. 25

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.
18. AER, DIT, GMV, ?

For the following questions answer them individually

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

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

21. The ratio of the present ages of Sunita and Vinita is 4 : 5. Six years hence, the ratio of their ages will be 14 : 17. What will be the ratio of their ages 12 years hence ?
A. 17:19
B. 15:19
C. 13 :15
D. 16 : 19

22. Arun is heavier than Govind. Manoj is lighter than John. Pravin is heavier than John but lighter than Govind. Who is the heaviest ?
A. Govind
B. John
C. Arun
D. Pravin

23. Rama is Sallu’s brother; Heera is Sallu’s sister’s only son. .Heera. married Rama’s daughter. What is the relation between Rama and Neha, who is Heera’s daughter?
A. Grandmother – grand daughter
B. Uncle – niece
C. Father – daughter
D. Grandfather – granddaughter

24. If in a certain code ‘DICKINSON’ is written as ‘357950210’ and ‘DIPP’ is written as ‘3566’, then how can ‘PICNIC’ be written in the same code ?
A. 650757
B. 657057
C. 657507
D. 560757

25. Given below are capital letters in the first line and symbols in the second line. Symbols and letters are code for each other. Choose the correct code for the word : PRINT

A. [#)[|
B. ]≠()ǁ
C. ]≠([ǁ
D. ] ǁ ([ǁ

26. Which of the following interchange of signs would make the equation correct ?
49-7 + 7= 14
A. ÷ and +
B. + and –
C. – and ÷
D. – and +

27. Some letters are given with numbers from 1 to 8. Select the sequence of numbers which arranges the letters into a meaningful word.

A. 1,8,3,5,2,4,6,7
B. 4,2,1,6,5,8,3,7
C. 2,4,3,7,1,6,5,8
D. 6,3,2,1,8,5,4,7

28. If in a certain code, ‘RESPONSES’ is written as ‘ESRONPESS’, then how can ‘SIGNATURE’ be written in the same code ?

29. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. Find the correct answer for the unsolved equation on that basis.
2*3 =17; 3*4 =145; 5*2=?
A. 85
B. 75
C. 57
D. 25

30. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the following equation:
(8*5*6)* 10*24
A. – + ÷ =
B. x x ÷ =
C. + – = x
D. x – ÷ =

31. If ‘>’ stands for ‘division’, v stands for ‘multiplication’, ‘-‘ stands for ‘greater than’, ‘x’ stands for ‘less than’, ‘<‘ stands for ‘addition’, ‘A’ stands for ‘subtraction’, V stands for ‘equal to’, then which of the following equations is correct ?
A. 9 v3-1 + 6>8^9
B. 5v4<2+10v2<2
C. 8 v 6-3+4>7^6
D. 8v4-2+5>7^6

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

A. 18
B. 16
C. 49
D. 15

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

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

34. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
900, 899, 891, 864, 800, ?
A. 695
B. 685
C. 675
D. 765

For the following questions answer them individually

35. A man starts walking towards east. After walking 75 metres, he turns to his left and walks 25 metres straight. Again he turns to the left, walks a distance of 40 metres straight, again turns to the left and walks a distance of 25 metres. How far is he from the starting point ?
A. 115m
B. 35 m
C. 50 m
D. 140 m

36. One statement is given followed by two assumptions, 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 are to decide which of the given assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement. Indicate your answer.
Some people are uneducated and therefore, superstitious.
I. Education increases rational thinking.
II. Some people do not go to schools.
A. Neither assumption 1 nor II is implicit
B. Only assumption 1 is implicit
C. Only assumption II is implicit
D. Both assumptions 1 and II are implicit

37. From his house, Ram went 15 km to the north. Then he turned to his left and covered 10 km. Then he again turned to his left and covered 5 km. Finally turning to the east, he covered 10 km. In which direction is he from his house ?
A. South
B. East
C. West
D. North

38. What inference can you draw from the following two statements ?
• Hybrid plants are resistant to fungus.
• Fungal infection reduces the life of plants.
A. All plants are hybrid plants.
B. For a long life-span grow hybrid plants.
C. Fungus attacks hybrid plants.
D. Yield is more in hybrid plants.

39. Choose the cube which will be formed on folding the given question Figure.

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

A. 19 or more
B. 10
C. 16
D. 18

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

42. In the given figure, which letter represents Psychiatrists who are Clinical Psychologists, but not Psychiatric Social Workers?

A. H
B. E
C. G
D. F

43. In each of the following questions, identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given.
Friend, Guide, Philosopher

44. In each of the following questions, identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given.
World, India, Rajasthan

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?

For the following questions answer them individually

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 question 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 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., ‘A’ can be represented by 34. 86, 97, etc., and T can be represented by 31, 76, 96, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the number set for the word, given below :

A. 79, 78, 77, 14, 20
B. 40, 57, 77, 69, 79
C. 21, 78, 87, 99, 88
D. 12,30,32,69,85


51. Interest paid to a bank for a crop loan is
A. intermediate consumption
B. a transfer payment
C. a factor payment
D. capital formation

52. Economic growth refers to
A. continuous growth of agriculture sector
B. prevention of concentration of wealth
C. continuous growth of national income for at least two years
D. continuous growth of per capita real income over a period of time in an economy

53. Which of the following statements is incorrect ?
A. Economy faces the problem of excess of resources.
B. The central problem of an economy is the problem of allocation of resources.
C. Economy faces the problem of utilisation of resources.
D. Economy faces the problem of growth of resources.

54. In the case of direct taxes, the payment liability and the ultimate burden of the tax lies upon
A. both on whom it has been imposed and on whom it is not imposed
B. the person on whom it has been imposed
C. the person on whom it has not been imposed
D. the tax department who collects the taxes

55. Which of the following systems Is based on the principle of surplus value ?
A. Communism
B. Capitalism
C. Individualism
D. Idealism

56. Which of the following provides Representative Government?
A. Presidential form of Government
B. Indirect Democracy
C. Direct Democracy
D. Democracy

57. What is the main duty of the Legislature?
A. Central administration
B. Enacting laws
C. Implementing judicial matters
D. Implementing laws

58. Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days at
A. Kashi
B. Pataliputra
C. Ujjain
D. Sravanabelgola

59. If only a part of the labour force employed by a firm can be dismissed at any time and without pay, the total wages and salaries paid by the firm must be considered
A. neither a fixed cost nor a variable cost
B. a variable cost
C. a fixed cost
D. partly a fixed and partly a variable cost

60. Members of the Union Public Service Commission are appointed by the
A. Law Minister
B. President
C. Prime Minister
D. Chief Justice

61. Who said, “A state is known by the rights that it maintains” ?
A. Machiavelli
B. Laski
C. Maclver
D. J.S. Mill

62. A member of Liliaceae that shows reticulate venation is
A. Allium
B. Scilla
C. Smilax
D. Aloe

63. Euphenics is
A. Treatment of defective heredity through genetic engineering
B. Manipulation of genes
C. Improvement of race
D. Study of conditions affecting organisms

64. Araneology is
A. Study of mites
B. Rearing of bees
C. Study of aphids
D. Study of spiders

65. What does “Corpus luteum” secrete ?
A. Progesterone
B. Testosterone
C. Estrogen
D. Haemoglobin

66. The male sex hormone is
A. Progesterone
B. Estrogen
C. Testosterone
D. Insulin

67. Buddha died in the year
A. 483 BC
B. 438 BC
C. 453 BC
D. 468 BC

68. The new name of Burma is Myanmar and its capital is
A. Naypyidaw
B. Arakan
C. Rangoon
D. Ava

69. The famous Jain centre in South India is located at
A. Rameshwaram
B. Canchi
C. Madurai
D. Sravanabelgola

70. The Asokan Inscriptions were engraved in which script ?
A. Magadhi
B. Brahmi
C. Pali
D. Devanagari script

71. Which of the following lakes is called ‘Honeymoon Lake’ ?
A. Nyasa
B. Chad
C. Titicaca
D. Toba

72. Harmattan blows in Sahara desert from
A. South to North
B. East to West
C. West to East
D. North to South

73. The busiest ocean from the point of view of trade is
A. Arctic Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Atlantic Ocean

74. The forest in Silent Valley of Kerala is an example of
A. mangrove forest
B. deciduous forest
C. tropical rainforest
D. alpine coniferous forest

75. Annaimudi peak is located in the
A. Sahyadri
B. Eastern Ghats
C. Nilgiri hills
D. Palni hills

76. Commercially important cotton fibres are
A. bark fibres of stems
B. epidermal hairs of seeds
C. woody fibres of roots
D. phloem fibres of roots

77. Herman Hollerith had perfected his tabulating system and developed a machine called
A. Analytical Engine
B. Census Tabulator
C. Tabulation Engine
D. None of the above

78. DBMS used for building computer applications stands for
A. Database Micro System
B. Database Machine System
C. Database Maintenance System
D. Database Management System

79. The total energy of an electron inside an atom is
A. Infinite
B. Zero
C. more than zero
D. less than zero

80. The velocity of light is
A. 3 x 108 m/sec
B. 3 x 108 km/sec
C. 3 x 108 miles/sec
D. 3 x 108 cm/sec

81. A seconds pendulum is a pendulum whose time period is
A. 1 second
B. 4 seconds
C. 3 seconds
D. 2 seconds

82. A jug is filled the brim with water at 0°C. A piece of ice floats in it. The moment the ice melts.
A. water spills out of the jug
B. water level increases
C. water level decreases
D. water level is unchanged

83. The rusting of metal iron in air needs both
A. Oxygen and grease
B. Oxygen and moisture
C. Carbon dioxide and moisture
D. Water and paint

84. Arsenic problem in India is primarily due to
A. Overexploitation of surface water in the affected areas
B. Overexploitation of arsenopyrite in the hinterland
C. Overexploitation of coal in Bihar and Bengal
D. Overexploitation of ground water in the affected areas

85. Acid rain is caused by
A. NO2 and 02
B. CO and CO2
C. SO2 and 02
D. SO2 and NO2

86. Iodine test is used to detect
A. Cholesterol
B. Carbohydrate
C. Protein
D. Fat

87. Which of the following is used in pencils ?
A. Charcoal
B. Graphite
C. Sulphur
D. Phosphorus

88. The branch of medicine involving synthetic chemical compounds is
A. Unani
B. Ayurveda
C. Allopathy
D. Homoeopathy

89. Who is the author of the book “Romancing With Life” ?
A. Shashi Tharoor
B. Bill Clinton
C. Kapil Dev
D. Dev Anand

90. Which Mughal Emperor prohibited the use of tobacco?
A. Muhammad Shah
B. Babur
C. Jahangir
D. Aurangzeb

91. A South Rajasthani tribe earning its living by song and dance is
A. Mayas
B. Moors
C. Khasis
D. Garasia

92. Hydrogen was discovered by
A. Cavendish
B. Priestley
C. Boyle
D. Charles

93. The biggest delta in the world is the
A. Nippon Delta
B. Sicily Delta
C. Ganges Delta
D. Caspian Delta

94. Absorption of water from cut ends of stems disproves the
A. Imbibitional pressure theory
B. Theory of Capillarity
C. Cohesion-tension
D. Root pressure theory

95. The loss of water in the form of water droplets is called
A. Bleeding
B. Transpiration
C. Guttation
D. Evaporation

96. “Vatsalya Mela” is annually organised in
A. Chandigarh
B. Bangalore
C. New Delhi
D. Bhopal

97. Who is the Director General of the BBC ?
A. Tony Hall
B. Jimmy Savile
C. George Entwistle
D. Karan Thapur

98. Who is Australia’s High Commissioner to India?
A. Simon Tirkey
B. M.P. Samuel
C. Peter Varghese
D. Patrick Suckling

99. Who was elected as the President of India Football Federation ?
A. Praful Patel
B. Hardev Jadeja
C. Subrata Dutta
D. Shrinivas V. Dempo

100. Who took over as the Chairman of Tata Sons ?
A. Ratan Tata
B. Shapoor Mistry
C. Ravikant
D. Cyrus Pallonji Mistry


101. The area of the iron sheet required to prepare a cone 24 cm high with base radius 7 cm is (Take π = 22/7)
A. 408 cm^2
B. 708 cm^2
C. 804 cm^2
D. 704 cm^2

102. The least prime number is
A. 2
B. 0
C. 1
D. 3

103. Find the least number which when divided by 12, 18, 36 and 45 leaves the remainder 8,14, 32 and 41 respectively.
A. 186
B. 176
C. 180
D. 178

104. An empty pool being filled with water at a constant rate takes 8 hours to fill 3/5 th of its capacity. How much more time will it take to finish filling the pool ?
A. 4 hours 50 minutes
B. 5 hours 30 minutes
C. 5 hours 20 minutes
D. 4 hours 48 minutes

105. P can do a piece of work in 9 days. Q is 50% more efficient than P. The number of days it takes for Q to do the same piece of work is
A. 3
B. 13 ½
C. 4 ½
D. 6

106. Sixteen men can complete a work in fifteen days, twenty-four children can do the same work in twenty days. In how many days will eight men and eight children, complete the same work?
A. 18 days
B. 16days
C. 13 1/3days
D. 20 days

107. What is a better investment, 4% stock at 120 or 3% stock at 80 ?
A. First
B. Second
C. Both
D. None of these

108. 20% raise of price followed by a discount of 25% of the raised portion will
A. decrease the price by 15%
B. increase the price by 10%
C. decrease the price by 5%
D. increase the price by 15%

109. The sum of the ages of two brothers, having a difference of 8 years between them, will double after 10 years. What is the ratio of the age of the younger brother to that of the elder brother?
A. 10:13
B. 7:11
C. 3:7
D. 8:9

110. On decreasing each side of an equilateral triangle by 2 cm, there is a decrease of 4√3 cm 2 in its area. The length of each side of the triangle is
A. 8 cm
B. 3 cm
C. 5 cm
D. 6 cm

111. A rectangular tin sheet is 12 cm long and 5 cm broad. It is rolled along its length to form a cylinder by making the opposite edges Just to touch each other. Then the volume of the cylinder is
A. 60/π cm^3
B. 180/π cm^3
C. 120/π cm^3
D. 100/π cm^3

112. A merchant advertises 10% off on the items bought from his store. The total discount got by a customer who bought a cooker worth 650, a heater worth 500 and a bag worth 65 is
A. 121.50
B. 120.50
C. 123.50
D. 128.50

113. If 2x + 3y = 5/6 and xy = 5/6 then the value of 8x^3 +27y^3 is
A. 583
B. 583/4
C. 187
D. 671/8

114. If x^4 + 1/x^4 = 119, then the value of x^3 -1/x^3 is
A. ±33
B. 36
C. -36
D. ±36

115. The ratio of two numbers is 3 : 4 and their LCM is 180. The second number is
A. 30
B. 60
C. 45
D. 90

116. Out of 30 teachers of a school, a teacher of age 60 years retired. In his place another teacher of age 30 years was appointed. As a result, the mean age of the teachers will
A. decrease by 2 years
B. decrease by 6 months
C. decrease by 1 year
D. remain same

117. Average age of A, B and C is 84 years. When D joins them the average age becomes 80 years. A new person, E, whose age is 4 years more than D, replaces A and the average of B, C, D and E becomes 78 years. What is the age of A ?
A. 50 years
B. 60 years
C. 70 years
D. 80 years

118. By selling an article for Z 450, a man losses 10%. The gain or loss percent if he sells it for 540 is
A. Gain 8%
B. Loss 8%
C. Gain 9%
D. Loss 9%

119. A man loses 20 1/2% of his money and after spending 80% of the remainder, he is left with 159. How much did he have at first ?
A. 1,200
B. 500
C. 800
D. 1,000

120. A gun is fired at a distance of 1.34 km from Geeta. She hears the sound after 4 seconds. The speed at which sound travels is
A. 325 m/sec
B. 335 m/sec
C. 330 m/sec
D. 300 m/sec

121. If I walk at 5km/hr, I miss a train by 7 minutes. However, if I walk at 6 km/hr I reach the station 5 minutes before the departure of the train. The distance between my house and the station is
A. 5 km
B. 6.5 km
C. 7 km
D. 6 km

122. The compound interest on =1,800 at 10% per annum for a certain period of time is 378. Find the time in years.
A. 2.0 years
B. 2.8 years
C. 3.0 years
D. 2.5 year

123. The value of 204 x 197 is
A. 40218
B. 40188
C. 40212
D. 39812

A. 1/x2
B. 3
C. Xn/2
D. x2

125. (√3)^5 x 9^2 = 3^n x 3√3 then find the value of n
A. 5
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

126. If p = 99, then the value of p(p^2 + 3p + 3) is
A. 10000001
B. 9999999
C. 1000001
D. 999999

127. sin^6 Ө + cos^6 Ө is equal to
A. 1
B. 1 – 3 sin^2Өcos^2Ө
C. 1-3 sin Ө cos Ө
D. 1 + 3 sin^2Ө cos^2Ө

128. If tan Ө + cos Ө =2, 0 < Ө < 90°, then the value of Ө is
A. 75°
B. 30°
C. 45°
D. 60°

129. The expression 1 – cos^2 A/1-sin A
A. – sin A
B. sin A
C. cos A
D. tan A

130. The shadow of a tower standing on a level ground is found to be 40 metre longer when the suns altitude is 30° than when it is 60°. Find the length of the tower,
A. 20√3 m
B. 10 m
C. 10√3 m
D. 20 m

131. The length of the shadow of a tower is 9 metres when the sun’s altitude is 30°. What is the height of the tower?
A. 3√3 m
B. 4 ½ m
C. 9√3 m
D. 9√3/2 m

132. (1/2(a-b))^2 + ab = p(a+b)^2 then the value of p is (assume that a ≠ –b)
A. 1/8
B. 12
C. ½
D. ¼

133. If 999x + 888y = 1332 and 888x + 999y = 555, then x^2 – y^2 is equal to
A. 9
B. 5
C. 7
D. 8

134. In two similar triangles ABC and MNP, if AB = 2.25 cm, MP = 4.5 cm and PN = 7.5 cm and m ∠ACB = m ∠MNP and m ∠ABC = m ∠MPN, then the length of side BC , in cm, is
A. 4.5
B. 3.75
C. 4.75
D. 3.5

135. Given an equilateral ΔABC, D, E and F are the mid-points of AB, BC and AC respectively. Then the quadrilateral BEFD is exactly a :
A. rhombus
B. square
C. rectangle
D. trapezium

136. If ABCD is a cyclic parallelogram, then the LA is
A. 100°
B. 60°
C. 80°
D. 90°

137. AC is a chord of circle whose centre is at 0. If B is any point on the arc AC and ∠OCA = 20°, then the magnitude of ∠ABC is
A. 110°
B. 100°
C. 40°
D. 140°

138. The co-ordinates of the vertices of a right-angled triangle are P (3, 4), QA(7, 4) and R (3, 8), the right-angle being at P. The co-ordinates of the orthocentre of APQR are
A. (5,6)
B. (3,4)
C. (7,4)
D. (3,8)

139. The value of (sec Ө + cosec Ө) when Ө = 45°, is
A. 5√2
B. 3√2
C. 4√2
D. 2√2

140. tan^2 Ө/sec Ө+1 – sec Ө is equal to
A. 1
B. 0
C. -1
D. None of these

141. A line graph
A. shows trend over time
B. compares structures
C. makes comparisons
D. None of the above

142. The heights of two similar right-angled triangles ΔLMN and ΔOPQ are 48 cm and 36 cm. If OP = 12 cm, then LM is
A. 10√6/3
B. 16 cm
C. 20 cm
D. 12 cm

143. Which of the following graphical representations of data represents cumulative frequencies?
A. Pie-chart
B. Histogram
C. Frequency polygon
D. Ogive

144. In the given figures, the lengths of the sides of ΔABC and ΔPQR are given and they are given in same units. Also ∠A and ∠B are given. Then value of ∠P is

A. 42°
B. 36°
C. 38°
D. 40°

145. In the given figure, O is the centre. Then angle PSQ is equal to

A. 60°
B. 45°
C. 55°
D. 75°

146. In the given figure, POQ is a diameter and PQRS is a cyclic quadrilateral. If ∠PSR =130° , then the value of ∠RPQ is

A. 30°
B. 40°
C. 45°
D. 35°

Study the following graph and answer the given questions. Crude Oil Imports by India

147. From year 1995 to the year 1996, what was the percentage increase in imports of crude oil?
A. 60
B. 90
C. 180
D. None of these

Study the following graph and answer the given questions. Crude Oil Imports by India

148. From 1991 to 1992, what was the approximate percentage reduction in import of crude oil?
A. 14
B. 22
C. 18
D. 8

Study the following graph and answer the given questions. Crude Oil Imports by India

149. In how many years were the imports higher than the average value of imports ?
A. 4
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3

Study the following graph and answer the given questions. Crude Oil Imports by India

150. If the rate of one barrel of crude oil was Rs. 25.60 in 1995, then what was the total value of imports (in Rs.) in that year?
A. 8.2 crores
B. 64 crores
C. 64 lalchs
D. 6.4 crores


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.

151. The priest emphasised (a) / that it is the duty (b) / of all Christians to love each other (c)./ No error (d)
A. The priest emphasised
B. that it is the duty
C. of all Christians to love each other
D. No error

152. The pond is flooded (a) / with water because it is raining (b) / continuously for the last three days (c)./ No error (d)
A. The pond is flooded
B. with water because it is raining
C. continuously for the last three days
D. No error

153. Scaling the high wall, (a)/ a vast expanse of greenery (b) / reaching up to the horizon was seen, (c) / No error (d)
A. Scaling the high wall,
B. a vast expanse of greenery
C. reaching up to the horizon was seen.
D. No error

154. Any of the two (a) /roads leads/ (b) to the station.(c)/ No error (d)
A. Any of the two
B. roads leads
C. to the station
D. No error

155. This is the boy (a)/who I think had won (b)/the gold medal in the dance competition, (c) / No error (d)
A. This is the boy
B. who I think had won
C. the gold medal in the dance competition
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.

156. The father was very angry and cast………… his son.
A. Down
B. About
C. Off
D. Of

157. Indian masses are……………. law abiding.
A. far and away
B. by and large
C. by far
D. by any means

158. The film we saw last night was boring. I wish I……….. it.
A. shouldn’t have seen
B. hadn’t seen
C. didn’t see
D. wouldn’t have seen

159. His old clothes and uncombed hair gave him a…………. appearance,
A. disrespectful
B. disputatious
C. discontented
D. disreputable

160. There are, as yet, no vegetation types or ecosystems whose study has been perfected to the extent that they no longer………. ecologists.
A. challenge
B. hinder
C. interest
D. require

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

161. Mollify
A. Contradict
B. Disseminate
C. Assuage
D. Persuade

162. Obstacle
A. Denouement
B. Progress
C. Hindrance
D. Cessation

163. Audacious
A. Industrious
B. Uncaring
C. Boisterous
D. Daring

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

164. Plummet
A. Stagnate
B. Fall
C. Soar
D. Equate

165. Volatile
A. Fresh
B. Stable
C. Angry
D. Favourable

166. Ebullient
A. Spiritless
B. soulless
C. Mindless
D. Heartless

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.

167. He immediately set about organizing the department.
A. looked around
B. took charge
C. started
D. took steps towards

168. Those intending to take up the military service must be prepared to go through the hoop.
A. be made to pay heavy amounts of money
B. be punished severely
C. be made to undergo gruelling tests
D. be made to sign bonds

169. He is playing ducks and drakes with the wealth of his father.
A. spending diligently
B. spending lavishly
C. spending foolishly
D. spending carefully

170. The Principal called the latecomers to her room and delivered a curtain lecture on the subject of late hours.
A. dramatic lecture
B. brief lecture
C. cautionary talk given in private
D. talk behind the curtain

171. The project to clean the River Ganga ended in smoke.
A. yielded no practical result
B. yielded only confusion
C. yielded no profit
D. yielded no plan

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)

172. An early bird catches the worm.
A. The early bird
B. A early bird
C. Early bird
D. No improvement

173. As the tenant was in deficit with his rent we were forced to give him notice.
A. Behind
B. Obligation
C. difficulties
D. No improvement

174. The engaged couple fell head over heels in love.
A. over head his heels in love
B. on his heels over head in love
C. in love head over the heels
D. No improvement

175. Nightclubs are open far into night.
A. into the night far
B. far into the night
C. into far night
D. No improvement

176. The Field Marshal knew that untrained troops were no good to him, he needed complete veterans.
A. seasoned
B. defiant
C. well-maintained
D. No improvement

177. Once only did she give her way to emotions.
A. Only once did she give way to emotions.
B. Only once she did give way to her emotions.
C. Once only did she give way to her emotions.
D. No improvement

178. I don’t think Harsh will beat Mohit at chess. Mohit is one too much for him.
A. too much one
B. too many one
C. one too many
D. No improvement

179. Throughout history, both an-dent and modern, men were fond of waging war.
A. had been
B. have been
C. are
D. No improvement

180. Since your departure, nothing has been transpired here worth your notice.
A. worthy of note has been transpired here.
B. worthy of note has transpired here.
C. worth your notice has transpired here.
D. No improvement

181. Who can prevent you from getting married now that you are within age?
A. in
B. of
C. on
D. No improvement

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

182. A large number of bullets fired at the same time
A. Fusillade
B. Rattle
C. Shoot
D. Archery

183. A tall, strong woman
A. Siren
B. Amazon
C. Harridan
D. Shrew

184. A difficult problem
A. Labyrinth
B. Maze
C. Conundrum
D. puzzle

185. The policy of extending a country’s empire and influence
A. Imperialism
B. Intemationalis in
C. Capitalism
D. Communism

186. A person who studies the origin and history of words
A. Ethnologist
B. Polyglot
C. Grammarian
D. Etymologist

187. A book which holds several works of one author
A. Anthology
B. Biography
C. Omnibus
D. bibliotheque

188. One who deliberately damages other people’s property
A. Arsonist
B. Destructor
C. Vandal
D. Vampire

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. Irrisistable
B. Irresistible
C. Irresesteble
D. Irresistable

A. Baroaque
B. Baroque
C. Baruque
D. Barokue

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Bertrand Russell in The Conquest of Happiness has said that the sole reason of unhappiness finding refuge in the heart of man is the unhindered growth of “self- centred passions”. These passions are more often materialistic. And in the pursuit of materialistic passions, man becomes alienated from the society. Failure in his pursuit often leads him to discontentment and dejection and he finds himself a misfit in this world. In the modern world, none is unaffected by stress. The stress to outdo the other in this mad rat race of consumerism often leads to depression.
Even children are not spared from this. They are supposed to fare better than their classmates in examinations and other co-curricular activities. So man, right from childhood, has to face the brunt of being born in this fast changing society. A section of the youth, unable to cope with the expectations of their loved ones, either end their lives or experiment with drugs, for seeking temporary mental relaxation provided by the initial intake, encourages people to indulge in them more often. The body then becomes totally dependent on drugs and cannot survive without the daily dose. With regular intake the amount required to produce the effect also increases. This physical and mental dependence on drugs is called drug addiction.
Drug addiction is a psychiatric, psychological and social problem. While persons of all ages and at all places are open to drug use the most susceptible among them are the youth. It has attained the proportions of almost an epidemic among the youth. It is mostly introduced to an unsuspecting person by his friends and is usually observed that once addicted to drugs, they initiate others to drugs. Some youngsters take to drugs because they are poked fun as if they do not use druas. And some take druas just to seek company or break boredom. In addition to these, other factors that lead to drug addiction are — lack of parental care and supervision, lack of moral and religious education, media and pop culture, broken homes, hatred for any authority, etc. Seeking refuge in drugs relieves tensions, eases depressions and removes inhibitions, although the period of ecstasy is apparently short-lived.

191. Which of the following statements is true ?
A. All youngsters take to drugs because they are mocked at if they do not use drugs.
B. Drug addiction is a problem restricted to the youth.
C. There is almost an epidemic of drug use among the youth.
D. All youngsters take drugs just to break boredom.

192. The cycle of drug addiction involves
A. initiation, relaxation and de-addiction
B. initiation, rehabilitation and addiction
C. initiation, peer pressure and addiction
D. initiation, relaxation and addiction

193. The reason cited by Bertrand Russell for the unhappiness of man is
A. Alienation from society
B. Failure in life
C. Materialistic self-centredness
D. Stress to outdo others

194. The theme being developed by the writer is
A. The Conquest of Happiness
B. Pressures of the modern world
C. Problems emerging out of materialism
D. Drug Addiction

195. What leads youth to drugs?
A. Inability to cope with the demands of the modem world
B. Rapid changes in the modem world
C. Undue competition of the modern world
D. (I), (2) and (3)

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A computer virus is a type of malware that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive. However, not all viruses carry a destructive payload or attempt to hide themselves—the defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self-replicating computer programs which install themselves without the user’s consent. Virus writers use social engineering and exploit detailed knowledge of security vulnerabilities to gain access to their host’s computing resources. The vast majority of viruses (over 99%) target systems running Microsoft Windows employing a variety of mechanisms to infect new hosts, and often using complex anti-detection/stealth strategies to evade antivirus software. Motives for creating viruses can include seeking profit, desire to send a political message, personal amusement, to demonstrate that a vulnerability exists in software, for sabotage and denial of service, or simply because they wish to explore artificial life and evolutionary algorithms.

196. The vast majority of viruses evade antivirus software’s by
A. inserting copies of itself into programs
B. targeting Microsoft Windows systems
C. using complex anti-detection/stealth strategies
D. exploiting detailed knowledge of security vulnerabilities

197. What is one of the motives of creating viruses?
A. To sabotage and deny service
B. To gain access to classified files
C. To corrupt hard drives
D. To exploit security knowledge

198. What is the synonym of Vulnerability’ in the passage?
A. Susceptibility
B. Liability
C. Responsibility
D. accountability

199. What is the defining characteristic of a computer virus?
A. Its ability to execute programs
B. Its ability to affect the computer system
C. Its ability to hide itself
D. Its ability to self-replicate

200. How do virus writers gain access to computing resources?
A. By executing malwares
B. By employing a variety of mechanisms
C. By using social engineering
D. By affecting computing networks


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