2015 SSC CGL Tier 1
9 Aug Shift – 1
Question Paper with Answer Key


For the following questions answer them individually
1. Peroxyacetyi nitrate is a
A. Acidic dye
B. Plant hormone
C. Vitamin
D. Secondary pollutant

2. Which of the following river does not originate in Indian territory?
A. Ganga
B. Mahanadi
C. Brahmaputra
D. Satluj

3. To whom the line “A thing of beauty is a joy forever” is attributed?
A. William Wordsworth
B. John Keats
C. Dr. Charles Dickens
D. Dr. Jonathan Swift

4. The birthday of which of the following leaders is celebrated as Teachers’ Day’ in India?
A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C. S. Radhakrishnan
D. C. Rajagopalachari

5. The award given for outstanding performance in sports is
A. Dronacharya Award
B. Bharat Ratna
C. Padma Shri Award
D. Arjuna Award

6. Which hill station’s name means ‘place of the thunderbolt’?
A. Gangtok
B. Shilling
C. Oottacamand
D. Darjeeling

7. The maximum fixation of solar energy is done by
A. Protozoa
B. Bacteria
C. Fungi
D. Green plants

8. The term ‘brown air’ is used for
A. Acid fumes
B. Photochemical smog
C. Sulphurous smog
D. Industrial smog

9. Which of the following is FALSE with respect to rain water harvesting?
A. It is a device of water conservation.
B. It helps raising water table.
C. It helps meet rising water demand.
D. It increases run-off losses.

10. Where was the first conference of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) held?
A. Kathmandu
B. Dhaka
C. New Delhi
D. Colombo

11. Which among the following is not a Bretton Woods Institution?
A. None of these
B. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
C. World Bank
D. Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

12. Equilibrium price in the market is determined by the
A. equality between marginal cost and average cost.
B. equality between total cost and total revenue.
C. equality between average cost and average revenue.
D. equality between marginal cost and marginal revenue.

13. In the national context which of the following indicates Macro Approach?
A. Inflation in India.
B. Sales of Bata Shoe Company
C. Exports of Mangoes to UK
D. Income from Railways.

14. Internal economies
A. arise when there is expansion in an industry.
B. arise in an economy as it makes progress.
C. accrue to a firm when it expands its output.
D. arise when there is expansion in internal trade.

15. The ship building yard-Mazagon Dock is located at
A. Vishakhapatnam
B. Kochi
C. Kolkata
D. Mumbai

16. Electric current is measured using which of the following instrument?
A. Ammeter
B. Voltmeter
C. Anemometer
D. wattmeter

17. ‘Agha Khan Cup’ is related with which of the following sport event?
A. Football
B. Cricket
C. Hockey
D. Table Tennis

18. The legislature gains a priority over the executive in
A. Presidential Government
B. Federal Government
C. An Authoritarian Government
D. A Parliamentary Government

19. The legislature in a democratic country can influence public opinion by
A. Focusing attention on public issues
B. Granting rights
C. Enacting non-controversial laws
D. Defining the duties of the citizens

20. If the President wants to resign from his office, he may do so by writing to the
A. Speaker of Lok Sabha
B. Vice President
C. Chief Justice of India
D. Prime Minister

21. Which of the following is not a Union Territory?
A. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
B. Lakshadweep
C. Pondicherry
D. Nagaland

22. The greatest king of the Pratihara dynasty was
A. Vatsaraj
B. Bhoj (Mihir-Bhoj)
C. Dantidurga
D. Nagabhata II

23. One of the features of a free market economy is:
A. active state intervention
B. public ownership of factors of production
C. rationing and price control
D. consumer’s sovereignty

24. Gross National Product – Depreciation Allowance =?
A. Per Capita Income
B. Gross Domestic Product
C. Personal Income
D. Net National Product

25. The Panchayat Samiti remains accountable for its functions to
A. Janpad Panchayats
B. The Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas
C. Zilla Parishads
D. Anchal Panchayats

26. Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched ?
A. Harshvardhan – Hiuen Tsang
B. Akbar – Todarmal
C. Chanakya – Chandragupta
D. Vikramaditya – Chaitanya

27. The Southeast trade winds are attracted towards the Indian subcontinent in the rainy season due to
A. the development of cyclone over the equator
B. the effect of easterlies
C. the effect of Northern-East trade winds
D. the presence of low atmospheric pressure over North-West India

28. The ‘graded profile’ of a river course is a
A. smooth curve from source to mouth
B. smooth curve in the upper course.
C. smooth curve in the middle course.
D. smooth curve in the lower course.

29. Sinkhole is a phenomenon of…………….. topography.
A. Plain
B. Desert
C. Tundra
D. Karst

30. Kerala is famous for the cultivation of
1: Coconut 2: Black-pepper 3: Rubber 4: Rice
A. 1,2 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 4

31. In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as President of the Congress Party defeating
A. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Maulana Abul .Kalam Azad
D. VB Patel

32. Jallianwala incident took place at
A. Allahabad
B. Lucknow
C. Surat
D. Amritsar

33. Who was the founder of Lodhi dynasty?
A. Daulat Khan Lodhi
B. Sikandar Lodhi
C. Bahlol Lodhi
D. Ibrahim Lodhi

34. Allantois of Embryo helps in
A. digestion
B. respiration
C. excretion
D. protection

35. Which one of the following animals belongs to mollusca ?
A. Haliotis
B. Hare
C. Hydra
D. Hyla

36. Outside the nucleus DNA is found in
A. Golgi bodies
B. Mitochondria
C. Ribosome
D. Endoplasmic reticulum

37. Animal protein is called first class protein because it is
A. easily digestible
B. delicious in taste
C. cheaper in the market
D. rich in essential amino acids

38. It is easy to burst a gas-filled balloon with a needle than with a nail. It is because
A. nail is more longer than needle.
B. nail exerts more pressure than needle on the balloon.
C. needle exerts more pressure than nail on the balloon.
D. gas is reactive with the needle.

39. The longest continental Railway in the world is
A. Trans Atlantic Railway
B. Trans Siberian Railway
C. Canadian Pacific Railway
D. Canadian National Railway

40. Photoperiodism affects
A. All of these
B. Flowering
C. Vegetative growth
D. Fruiting

41. Match the following:
List – I
A. Ascorbic Acid
B. Chlorophyll
C. Carotenoid
D. Superoxide dismutase
List – II
1. Photosynthetic Pigment
2. Quencher
3. Enzyme
4. Vitamin-C
A. 4 12 3
B. 4 2 13
C. 24 13
D. 4 132

42. What is used to identify whether a data word has an odd or even number of I’s?
A. Carry bit
B. Zero bit
C. Sigh bit
D. Parity bit

43. Rearranging and allocating space in memory to provide for multiple computing tasks is called
A. Networking
B. Multiprogramming
C. Multitasking
D. Memory Management

44. What happens when a drop of glycerol is added to Crushed KMnO, spread on a paper?
A. There is a crackling sound.
B. There is a violent explosion.
C. There is no reaction.
D. The paper ignites.

45. Most commonly used bleaching agent is
A. Sodium chloride
B. Alcohol
C. Carbon dioxide
D. Chlorine

46. The least penetrating power ray is
A. X-Ray
B. a-Ray
C. B-Ray
D. y-Ray

47. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective sterilizing agent. Which one of the following product results when it readily loses active oxygen?
A. Nascent Hydrogen
B. Water
C. Hydrogen
D. Ozone

48. The velocity of sound in moist air is more than in dry air because the moist air has
A. less density than dry air.
B. less pressure than dry air.
C. more pressure than the air.
D. more density than dry air.

49. X-rays can be used
A. for cutting and welding of metals.
B. to detect heart diseases.
C. to detect defects in precious stones and diamonds.
D. to detect gold under the earth.

50. ice is packed in sawdust because
A. saw dust will not get melted easily.
B. saw dust is poor conductor of heat.
C. saw dust is a good conductor of heat.
D. saw dust does not stick to the ice.


51. In ΔABC, a line through A cuts the side BC at D such that BD : DC = 4 :5. if the area of ΔABD = 60 cm .then the area of ΔADC is
A. 90 cm2
B. 50 cm2
C. 60 cm2
D. 75 cm2

52. A tangent is drawn to a circle of radius 6 cm from a point situated at a distance of 10 cm from the centre of the circle. The length of the tangent will be
A. 7 cm
B. 4 cm
C. 5 cm
D. 8 cm

53. A ship after sailing 12 km towards south from a particular place covered 5 km more towards east. Then the straightway distance of the ship from that place is
A. 11 km
B. 18 km
C. 15 km
D. 13 km

54. The sides of a triangle having area 7776 sq. cm are in the ratio 3:4:5. The perimeter of the triangle is
A. 432 cm
B. 400 cm
C. 412 cm
D. 424 cm

55. Two chords of length a unit and b unit of a circle make angles 60° and 90° at the centre of a circle respectively, then the correct relation is
A. b = 3/2a
B. b = √2a
C. b= 2a
D. b = √3a

56. In a parallelogram PQRS, angle P is four times of angle Q, then the measure of angle R is
A. 144°
B. 36°
C. 72°
D. 130°

57. The sum of four numbers is 48. When 5 and 1 are added to the first two; and 3 and 7 are subtracted from the 3rd and 4th, all the four numbers will be equal. The numbers are
A. 9, 7, 15, 17
B. 4,12,12,20
C. 5, 11, 13, 19
D. 6,10,14,18

58. The least number that should be added to 2055, so that the sum is exactly divisible by 27 is
A. 28
B. 24
C. 27
D. 31

59. A and B together can do a piece of work in 6 days. If A can alone do the work in 18 days, then the number of days required for B to finish the work is
A. 10
B. 12
C. 9
D. 15

60. A pipe can fill a tank in x hours and another can empty it in y hours. They can together fill it in (y>x)
A. xy/y-x hours
B. x – y hours
C. y – x hours
D. xy/x-y hours

61. Two poles of height 7 metre and 12 metre stand on a plane ground. If the distance between their feet is 12 metre, the distance between their top will be
A. 15 metre
B. 13 metre
C. 19 metre
D. 17 metre

62. The maximum value of sin Ө + cos Ө is
A. 1
B. √2
C. 2
D. 3

63. Find the value of tan 4° tan 43° tan 47 tan 86°
A. 2/3
B. 1
C. ½
D. 2

64. A square is inscribed in a quarter-circle in such a manner that two of its adjacent vertices lie on the two radii at an equal distance from the centre, while the other two vertices lie on the circular arc. If the square has sides of length x, then the radius of the circle is
A. √2x
B. 16x/π+4
C. 2x/√π
D. √5x/√2

65. 10% discount and then 20% discount in succession is equivalent to total discount of
A. 28%
B. 15%
C. 30%
D. 24%

66. The marked price of a watch was Rs.720. A man bought the same for Rs. 550.80 after getting two successive discounts, the first being 10%. The second discount rate is
A. 18%
B. 12%
C. 14%
D. 15%

67. A tap can empty a tank in 30 minutes. A second tap can empty it in 45 minutes. If both the taps operate simultaneously, how much time is needed to empty the tank?
A. 30 minutes
B. 18 minutes
C. 14 minutes
D. 15 minutes

68. The perimeter of one face of a cube is 20 cm. Its volume will be
A. 625 cm
B. 100 cm
C. 125 cm
D. 400 cm

69. If the area of a circle is A, radius of the circle is r and circumference of it is C, then
A. A /r
B. rC = 2A
C. A/C = r/2
D. AC= r^2/4

70. The average weight of 15 oarsmen in a boat is increased by 1.6 kg when one of the crew, who weighs 42 kg is replaced by a new man. Find the weight of the new man (in kg).
A. 67
B. 65
C. 66
D. 43

71. What is the Arithmetic mean of the first ‘n’ natural numbers?
A. n+1/3
B. n+1/2
C. n+1/4
D. 2(n+1)

72. A shopkeeper bought 30 kg of rice at the rate of Rs. 70 per kg and 20 kg of rice at the rate of Rs. 70.75 per kg. If he mixed the two brands of rice and sold the mixture at Rs. 80.50 per kg, his gain is
A. Rs. 450
B. Rs. 510
C. Rs. 525
D. Rs. 485

73. Allowing 20% and 15% successive discounts, the selling price of an article becomes Rs. 3,060; then the marked price will be
A. Rs. 4,000
B. Rs. 4,400
C. Rs. 5,000
D. Rs. 4,500

74. Eighteen years ago, the ratio of A’s age to B’s age was 8:13 Their present ratios are 5 :7 What is the present age of A ?
A. 60 years
B. 70 years
C. 50 years
D. 40 years

75. 729 ml of a mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 7 : 2. How much more water is to be added to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 7:3 ?
A. 81 ml
B. 60 ml
C. 71 ml
D. 52 ml

76. In certain years a sum of money is doubled to itself at 6 1/4 % simple interest per annum, then the required time will be
A. 16 Years
B. 12 1/2 years
C. 8 years
D. 10 2/3 years

77. The length of the portion of the straight line 3x + 4y = 12 intercepted between the axes is
A. 5
B. 3
C. 4
D. 7

A. 7
B. 0
C. 1
D. 5

79. The population of a town increases by 5% every year. If the present population is 9261, the population 3 years ago was
A. 8000
B. 5700
C. 6000
D. 7500

80. A farmer travelled a distance of 61 km in 9 hrs. He travelled partly on foot at the rate of 4 km/hr and partly on bicycle at the rate of 9 km/hr. The distance travelled on foot is
A. 14 km
B. 171cm
C. 16 km
D. 15 km

81. Walking at the rate of 4 kmph a man covers certain distance in 2 hrs 45 min. Running at a speed of 16.5 kmph the man will cover the same distance in how many minutes?
A. 50 min.
B. 35 min.
C. 40 min.
D. 45 min.

82. If x = 332, y = 332, z = 332, then the value of x^3+y^3+z^3 -3xyz is
A. 10000
B. 0
C. 8000
D. 9000

83. If 2+x√3 = 1/2+√3 then the simplest value of x is
A. -1
B. 1
C. -2
D. 2

A. a2+b2-c2
B. a+b2
C. a2+b2+c2
D. a2-b2-c2

85. The measure of an angle whose supplement is three times as large as its complement, is
A. 75°
B. 30°
C. 45°
D. 60°

86. If m = – 4, n = – 2, then the value of m^3 – 3m^2 + 3m + 3n + 3n^2 + n^3 is
A. -126
B. 124
C. – 124
D. 126

87. 2x- ky + 7 = 0 and 6x- 12y+ 15 = 0 has no solution for
A. k=-1
B. k=-4
C. k = 4
D. k= 1

88. Choose the incorrect relation(s) from the following:
(i) √6 + √2 = √5 + √3
(ii) √6 + √2 < √5 + √3
(iii) √6 + √2 > √5 + √3
A. (ii) and (iii)
B. (i)
C. (ii)
D. (i) and (iii)

89. If x cos Ө – sin Ө = 1, then x^2 – (1 + x^2)sin Ө equals
A. 2
B. 1
C. – 1
D. 0

90. A 10 metre long ladder is placed against a wall. It is inclined at an angle of 30° to the ground. The distance (in m) of the foot of the ladder from the wall is (Given √3 = 1.732)
A. 8.16
B. 7.32
C. 8.26
D. 8.66

91. If sin Ө + sin^2 Ө = 1 then cos^2 Ө + cos^4Ө is equal to
A. None
B. 1
C. Sin Ө/cos^2Ө
D. cos^2 Ө / Sin Ө

92. If a clock started at noon, then the angle turned by hour hand at 3.45 PM is
A. 117 1°/2
B. 104 1°/2
C. 97 1°/2
D. 112 1°/2

A. 1 ¼
B. ¾
C. ¼
D. ½

Study the following bar diagram carefully and answer the following questions.
The number of the production of electronic items (TVs and LCDs) in a factory during the period from 2009 to 2013.

94. The total number of products of electronic items is maximum in the year
A. 2009
B. 2010
C. 2011
D. 2013

Study the following bar diagram carefully and answer the following questions.
The number of the production of electronic items (TVs and LCDs) in a factory during the period from 2009 to 2013.

95. The ratio of production of LCDs in the year 2011 and 2013 is
A. 3:4
B. 4:3
C. 2 : 3
D. 1 : 4

Study the following bar diagram carefully and answer the following questions.
The number of the production of electronic items (TVs and LCDs) in a factory during the period from 2009 to 2013.

96. The difference between averages of production of TVs and LCDs from 2009 to 2012 is
A. 600
B. 700
C. 800
D. 900

Study the following bar diagram carefully and answer the following questions.
The number of the production of electronic items (TVs and LCDs) in a factory during the period from 2009 to 2013.

97. The ratio of production of TVs in the years 2009 and 2010 is
A. 7:6
B. 6:7
C. 23
D. 3:2

The following pie-chart shows the sources of funds (In Rs. crores) to be collected by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for its Phase II projects. Study the pie-chart and answer the following Three questions.

98. If the toll is to be collected through an outsourced agency by allowing a maximum 10% commission, how much amount should be permitted to be collected by the outsourced agency, so that the project is supported with Rs. 4,910 crores ?
A. Rs. 6,213 crores
B. Rs. 5,827 crores
C. Rs. 5,401 crores
D. Rs. 5,316 crores

The following pie-chart shows the sources of funds (In Rs. crores) to be collected by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for its Phase II projects. Study the pie-chart and answer the following Three questions.

99. If NHAI could receive a total of Rs. 9,695 crores as External Assistance, by what percent (approximately) should it increase the Market Borrowing to arrange for the shortage of funds ?
A. 4.5%
B. 7.5%
C. 6%
D. 8%

The following pie-chart shows the sources of funds (In Rs. crores) to be collected by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for its Phase II projects. Study the pie-chart and answer the following Three questions.

100. The central angle corresponding to Market Borrowing is
A. 52°
B. 137.8°
C. 187.2°
D. 192.4°


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

101. AEFJ : KOPT : ? : QUVZ

102. 2 : 32 :: 3 : ?
A. 143
B. 243
C. 293
D. 183

103. DxH:4×8,as M x Q: ?
A. 14x 18
B. 12×17
C. 12x 16
D. 13×17

104. Haematology : Blood : Phycology : ?
A. Diseases
B. Fungi
C. Fishes
D. Algae

105. Pride of Lions ::_____ of Cats
A. Bunch
B. Herd
C. School
D. Clowder

106. MAN : PDQ : : WAN : ?

In the following six questions: find the odd word/number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives.


A. 5061
B. 4025
C. 7202
D. 6023

A. 104 : 78
B. 96 : 80
C. 64 : 48
D. 80 : 60

A. Night
B. Morning
C. Noon
D. Evening

A. Fraternity
B. Liberty
C. Society
D. Equality


113. For the following questions answer them individually
Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
1: Elephant 2: Cat 3: Mosquito 4: Tiger 5: Whale
A. 2, 5, 1, 4, 3
B. 5, 3, 1,2, 4
C. 1,3, 5, 4, 2
D. 3,2,4, 1,5

114. Choose the correct alternative to complete the series. Lily, Daisy, Datura,?
A. Jasmine
B. Sun Flower
C. Hibiscus
D. Marigold

In the following two questions, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it ?

115. a_ _ dba _ _ bead _ _ da _ _cd
A. aabbccdd
B. bccdbcab
C. abeddeba
D. ebeddebb

116. ccbab _ caa _ bccc _ a
A. abb
B. bab
C. bbb
D. baa

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

117. 3, 5, 9,17,?
A. 42
B. 26
C. 65
D. 33

118. 4, 6, 10, 16, 24,?
A. 40
B. 28
C. 30
D. 34

For the following questions answer them individually

119. In a row of men, Manoj is 30th from the right and Kiran is 20th from the left. When they interchange their position, Manoj becomes 35th from the right. What is the total number of men in the row?
A. 34
B. 45
C. 44
D. 54

120. A train starts from station A and reaches B 15 minutes late when it moves with 40 km/hr and 24 minutes late when it goes 30 km/hr. The distance between the two stations is
A. 24 km
B. 16 km
C. 18 km
D. 21 km

121. Unscramble the following letters to frame a meaningful word. Then find out the correct numerical position of the letters :

A. 21346897510
B. 61432587910
C. 31571042698
D. 39428 105176

122. Using the following code and key, decode the given coded word :

Coded word: ZBYXMNQB
A. strength
B. height
C. struggle
D. straight

123. In a certain code “MOUSE” is written as “PRUQC”. How is “SHIFT” written in that code?

124. Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a straight line.
a) D is to the right of G.
b) C is between A and B.
c) E is between F and D.
d) There are three persons between G and B.
Who is on the extreme left?
A. G
B. A
C. B
D. D

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

126. Name a single letter, which can be prefixed to the following words in order to obtain entirely new words ?
A. C
B. S
C. B
D. H

127. In a certain code, ‘253’ means ‘books are old’; ‘546’ means ‘man is old’ and ‘378’ means ‘buy good books.’ What stands for “are” in that code?
A. 6
B. 2
C. 4
D. 5

128. If, + stands for division; x stands for addition; – stands for multiplication; + stands for subtraction, which of the following is correct ?
a) 46 x 6 ÷ 4 – 5 + 3 = 74
b) 46 – 6 + 4 x 5 ÷ 3 = 71
c) 46 ÷ 6 x 4 – 5 + 3 = 75.5
d) 46 x 6 – 4 + 5 ÷ 3 = 70.1
A. c
B. d
C. b
D. a

129. If + = x, – = ÷, x = +, ÷ = -, then which is the correct equation out of the following?
A. 18 – 6 x 7÷ 2+ 8 = 63
B. 18 ÷ 6 + 4-2 ÷ 3 = 22
C. 18 + 6- 4 x 27÷3 = 48
D. 18×6-4 + 7×8 = 47

130. In the following five questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

A. 1
B. 30
C. 11
D. 0

131. In the following five questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

A. 12
B. 4
C. 6
D. 8

132. In the following five questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

A. 9107
B. 97
C. 907
D. 1097

133. In the following five questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

A. 16
B. 12
C. 17
D. 18

134. In the following five questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

A. 21
B. 22
C. 14
D. 15

135. Sunita rode her scooty northwards, then turned left and then again rode to her left 4 km. She found herself exactly 2 kms West of her starting point. How far did she ride northwards initially?
A. 6 km
B. 2 km
C. 4 km
D. 5 km

136. Pinky walks a distance of 600 metre towards East, turns left and moves 500 metre, then turns left and walks 600 metre and then turns left again and moves 500 metre and halts. At what distance in metres is she from the starting point?
A. 600
B. 2200
C. 500
D. 0

In the following two questions, one statement is given followed by two Conclusions, 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 conclusions can definitely be drawn from the given statement. Indicate your answer.

137. Statement: Aggressive animals can be trained with care and affection to behave as the occasion demands.
I. Trained dogs cannot be aggressive.
II. Animals are always aggressive unless care and affection is given to them.
A. Both I and II follow.
B. Only I follows
C. Only II follows.
D. Neither I nor II follows.

138. Statement: Every school should promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation for promoting the growth of children.
Conclusions :
I. For the growth of the children, parents should be involved in various school activities.
II. Involvement of parents in school activities has no influence on the growth of the children.
A. Both I and II follow
B. Only I follows
C. Only II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

139. How many triangles are there in the figure ?

A. 24
B. 14
C. 28
D. 20

140. The figure given on the left hand side is folded to form a box. Choose from the alternatives (2), (3) and (4) the boxes that is similar to the box formed

A. (2) and (3) only
B. (1) (3) and (4) only
C. (2) and (4) only
D. (1) and (4) only

141. Find out the number of circles in the given figure :

A. 14
B. 16
C. 17
D. 18

142. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given below :
Animals, land animals, sea animals

143. Which number indicates doctors who are not married?

A. 6
B. 4
C. 2
D. 1

144. In the, figure:

Q represents all quadrilaterals K represents all Kites
R represents all Rhombus
P represents all Parallelogram
The statement ‘Rhombus is also a Kite’ can be described as
A. P and K is nothing but R
B. P or K is nothing but R
C. P and R is nothing but K
D. P or R is nothing but K

145. In the following two questions. which answer figure will complete the Pattern in the question figure?

146. In the following two questions. which answer figure will complete the Pattern in the question figure?

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

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

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

150. 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 01,14 etc. and ‘0’ can be represented by 59, 67 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word ‘PEARL’

A. 00, 55, 22, 11, 96
B. 00, 66, 14, 32, 56
C. 13, 77, 30, 14, 88
D. 12, 88, 43, 32, 89


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 No error.

151. By May next year I have been working in this college for twenty years.
A. No error
B. By May next year
C. I have been working in this college
D. For twenty years.

152. Everyone of us should realise that any act of negligence will cause a great harm to our country’s security.
A. No error
B. Everyone of us should realise that
C. Any act of negligence will cause
D. A great harm to our country’s security

153. I shall look forward to being with you sometime next month.
A. No error
B. I shall look forward
C. To being with you
D. Sometime next month.

154. I really do regret not to learn to play the violin when I had so many opportunities to learn and practise in school.
A. No error
B. I really do regret not to learn to play the violin
C. When I had so many opportunities
D. To learn and practise in school.

155. The government granted relief payments of Rs. 5,000 each to those who injured in the fire accident.
A. No error
B. The government granted
C. Relief payments of Rs. 5,000 each
D. To those who injured in the fire accident.

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.

156. He went there……..
A. on foot
B. walking on foot
C. by foot
D. with foot

157. After your long illness I am happy to see you……..
A. up and round
B. up and about
C. by and by
D. up and down

158. You must………. your career with all seriousness.
A. pursue
B. follow
C. complete
D. direct

159. Making pies and cakes………… Mrs. Reddy’s speciality.
A. Has
B. are
C. were
D. is

160. The deserted garden was infested……….. weeds.
A. with
B. for
C. into
D. on

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

161. Devout
A. Pious
B. Solemn
C. Loyal
D. Dedicated

162. Predilection
A. Preference
B. Favour
C. Whim
D. Dedicated

163. Effigy
A. Organ
B. Dummy
C. Imagery
D. Reflection

164. Tremulous
A. Healthy
B. Steady
C. Obese
D. Young

165. Fake
A. Wrong
B. Fanciful
C. Real
D. Ideal

166. Disconsolate
A. Prominent
B. Joyous
C. Thankful
D. Unprejudiced

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. Their attempt to get back the stolen necklace proved to be a wild goose chase.
A. delayed action
B. wise decision
C. useless search
D. timely action

168. The day the new product was launched, people made a beeline to purchase it.
A. went online
B. Rushed
C. were doubtful
D. Refused

169. At his wit’s end, he turned to his old trade.
A. Overjoyed
B. After careful thinking
C. Confidently
D. Not knowing what to do

170. When it comes to dancing, he is all-thumbs.
A. lazy
B. an expert
C. a trainer
D. clumsy

171. He usually goes to bed very early and rises with the lark.
A. at midnight
B. very late
C. very early
D. after sunrise

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 which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is No Improvement.

172. The second pigeon flew just as the first pigeon had flown.
A. No improvement
B. one had done
C. one had flown away
D. had done

173. The old man has acquired experience through age.
A. No improvement
B. developed experience
C. experienced
D. got experience

174. Water and soil pollutants find their entry into the body through ingestion of contaminated water or food.
A. No improvement
B. digestion of contaminated
C. injection of contaminated
D. passage of contaminated

175. He lives far from the station.
A. No improvement
B. away from the station
C. a long way from the station
D. off the station

176. Mumbai is famous because of its textiles.
A. No improvement
B. At
C. in
D. for

177. They spoke about the weather.
A. No improvement
B. said
C. talked
D. expressed

178. Mr. Mukherjee knows ten languages, isn’t it ?
A. No improvement
B. doesn’t Mr. Mukherjee
C. hasn’t he
D. doesn’t he

179. It’s high time that you go home.
A. No improvement
B. are going
C. went
D. gone

180. Drinking tea is an English habit.
A. No improvement
B. tradition
C. convention
D. custom

181. He is wanting in a little common sense.
A. No improvement
B. Lacks
C. Is lacking in
D. needs some

182. Medical study of skin and its diseases.
A. Orthopaedics
B. Dermatology
C. Endocrinology
D. Gynaecology

183. A process involving too much official formality.
A. Nepotism
B. Diplomacy
C. Bureaucracy
D. Red-tapism

184. A person who enters without any invitation.
A. Vandal
B. Burglar
C. Intruder
D. Thief

185. Not suitable for eating
A. Spicy
B. Tasteless
C. Uneatable
D. Inedible

186. A recurrent compulsive urge to steal.
A. Kleptomania
B. Pneumonia
C. Insomnia
D. Nymphomania

187. Act of injuring another’s reputation by any slanderous communication.
A. Defamation
B. Orchestration
C. Aberration
D. Misrepresentation

188. A story in which animals or objects speak and give wholesome
A. Legend
B. Fable
C. Parable
D. Allegory

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. Fasimmile
B. Facsimile
C. Facsimilee
D. Fasirnile

A. Aquarim
B. Acquariam
C. Aquarium
D. Acquerium

In the following questions, you have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviours, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. On the other hand, we can’t physically lash out at every person or object that irritates or annoys us; laws, social norms and common sense place limits on how far our anger can take us. People use a variety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal with their angry feelings. The three main approaches are’ expressing, suppressing and calming. Expressing your angry feelings in an assertive not aggressive – manner is the healthiest way to express anger. Being assertive doesn’t mean being pushy or demanding; it means being respectful of yourself and others. Anger can be suppressed and then converted or redirected . This happens when you hold in your anger, stop thinking about it and focus on something positive.

191. What does the other mean by being assertive?
A. Being calm
B. Being pushy
C. Being demanding
D. Being respectful

192. How, according to the author, can one suppress anger?
A. By redirecting anger.
B. By holding one’s anger.
C. By thinking about one’s anger.
D. By converting anger.

193. How does a person naturally express anger?
A. By adapting strong behaviour.
B. By inspiring powerful feelings.
C. By responding aggressively.
D. By defending oneself.

194. Which one of the following place limits on how far we can take our anger?
A. Law
B. Behaviour
C. Feelings
D. Instinct

195. According to the author, how should people deal with their anger?
A. Expressing unconsciously
B. Express it assertively
C. Express it aggressively
D. Expressing consciously

In the following questions, you have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands-the citizens of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about “Get him! Get Thimonier! Smash his devilish machines!” yelled the crowd.
They found the workshop without its owner. M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed – dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled underfoot did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.
“That is the end of M’Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines,” they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

196. The people thought that
A. they would be deprived of their livelihood.
B. their lives were in danger.
C. Thimonier was mad.
D. the sewing machine was dangerous.

197. Shutters were being closed because the shopkeepers
A. wanted to support the crowd.
B. wanted to attack the crowd.
C. wanted to protect Thimonier.
D. feared their shops would be destroyed.

198. The passage throws light on
A. how dangerous an invention can be.
B. why inventions should be avoided.
C. how a well-meant invention can be misunderstood.
D. what mischief an inventor can do to ordinary people.

199. The crowd was protesting against
A. Thimonier for keeping the invention a secret.
B. the closings of workshops.
C. the misdoings of Thimonier.
D. the newly invented sewing machine.

200. The aim of the crowd was to
A. destroy the sewing machines
B. kill Thimonier
C. drive Thimonier away
D. humiliate Thimonier


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