2011 SSC CGL Tier 1
26 Jun Shift – 3
Question Paper with Answer Key
PART – A GENERAL AWARENESS
1. The reserves held by Commercial Banks over and above the statutory minimum, with the RBI are called
A. Cash reserves
B. Deposit reserves
C. Excess reserves
D. Momentary reserves
2. Who is authorised to issue coins in India ?
A. Reserve Bank of India
B. Ministry of Finance
C. State Bank of India
D. Indian Overseas Bank
3. Which four countries are called the Asian Tigers ?
A. Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan
B. Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan
C. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China
D. Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Taiwan
4. In the Budget Estimates for 2011-12, an allocation of 300 crore has been made for promoting output of pulses in 60,000 villages in miffed areas with a view to, attaining self sufficiency in pulses in a period of
A. two years
B. three years
C. four years
D. five years
5. In the budget for 2011 -12 presented by the Finance Minister on 28-2-2011, the growth rate for the year 2010-11 was projected at
6. The ‘breakeven’ point is where
A. marginal revenue equals marginal cost
B. average revenue equals average cost
C. total revenue equals total cost
D. None of the above
7. The method of Impeachment of the President of India is adopted from
8. In the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which languages were added subsequently?
A. English, Sindhi, Marathi, Sanskrit
B. Sanskrit, Sindhi, Konkani, Manipuri
C. Sindhi, Konkani, Manipuri, Nepali
D. Marathi, Oriya, Konkani, Nepali
9. Indian Parliament Means
A. Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
B. Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha and Prime Minister
C. President of India, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
D. President of India, Vice President of India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
10. Generally, the soil of the northern plains of India has been formed by
C. weathering in situ
11. Hiuen Tsang visited India during the reign of
A. Chandragupta I
B. Chandragupta II
12. The Muslim adventurer who destroyed the Nalanda University was
A. Allauddin Khilji
B. Muhammad bin Tughlak
C. Muhammad bin Bhaktiyar
D. Muhammad bin Quasim
13. Painting reached its highest level of development during the reign of
D. Shah Jahan
14. The communal electorate was introduced for the first time in India in
15. The two states which had non Congress Ministries in 1937 were
A. Bengal and Punjab
B. Punjab and NWFP
C. Madras and Central Provinces
D. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
16. Sea breeze is formed during
A. Day time
B. Night time
17. What percentage of world’s freshwater is stored as glacial ice ?
18. Which one of the following rivers of India does not make a delta ?
19. Which one of the following state has the longest coastline ?
B. Tamil Nadu
D. Andhra Pradesh
20. The pass located in Himachal Pradesh is
21. Match the following and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Crops and Producing state
A. Tea 1. Himachal Pradesh
B. Sugarcane 2. Assam
C. Groundnut 3.Uttar Pradesh
D. Apple 4.Gujarat
A. a2, b4, c1, d3
B. a2, b3, c4, d1
C. a3, b2, c1, d4
D. a4, b3,c1, d2
22. An example of false fruit is
23. Normal fasting blood sugar level per 100 nil. of blood in man is
A. 30 – 50 mg
B. 50 – 70 mg
C. 80 100 mg
D. 120 140 mg
24. Rate of interest is determined by
A. The rate of return on the capital invested
B. Central Government
C. Liquidity preference
D. Commercial Banks
25. The vector of disease sleeping sickness is
A. Sand fly
C. Fruit fly
D. tsetse fly
26. For how many years have the dinosaurs been extinct ?
A. About 25 million years
B. About 65 million years
C. About 100 million years
D. About 135 million years
27. A geostationary satellite revolves round the earth from
A. East to West
B. West to East
C. North to South
D. South to North
28. Among the following materials sound travels fastest in
29. The rear side of the moon was photographed by
A. Viking I
B. Viking II
C. Luna III
D. Mariner IX
30. Which phenomenon do bats or dolphins use to find prey, predators or obstacles ?
A. Refraction of sound
B. Formation of beats
C. Scattering of sound
D. Echo location
31. What did the first electronic digital computer contain?
C. Core memory
D. Semiconductor memory
32. Microsoft Office’s personal information manager is
B. Internet Explorer
33. Hard steel contains
A. 2 to 5 per cent carbon
B. 0.5 to 1.5 per cent carbon
C. to 0.4 per cent carbon
D. 0.01 to 0.04 per cent carbon
34. Cement is formed by strongly heating a mixture of
A. limestone and graphite
B. limestone and clay
C. chalk and graphite
D. clay and graphite
35. Glass is a
A. superheated solid
B. super cooled liquid
C. super cooled gas
D. superheated liquid
36. The temperature of oxyacetylene flame is around
37. Which is the most stable ecosystem ?
38. Lambert’s law is related to
39. The coral reefs are the marine counterparts of
A. Temperate forests
B. Tropical rain forests
40. The Refrigerant ‘FREON’ is
A. Calcium Tetra Fluoride
B. Difluoro Dichloro Methane
C. Fluorspar and Felspar
D. Hydrofluosilicic Acid
41. In the budget speech on February 28, 2011, the Finance Minister has announced that an international award with prize money of Rs. 1 crore is being instituted in the memory of Rabindranath Tagore for promoting
A. international peace
B. emancipation of underprivileged
C. universal brotherhood
D. human rights
42. The strong earthquake cum tsunami which has moved Japan’s main island Honshu by a few feet has also caused Earth’s axis to wobble by about
A. 1 inch
B. 2 inches
C. 4 inches
D. 6 inches
43. WIKILEAKS, a whistleblowers website is an international organisation based in
44. ‘Nomadic Elephant’ was the joint military exercise held some time back in India between India
45. The maximum limit on poll expenditure for parliamentary constituencies has been raised in February, 2011 to
A. 30 lakhs
B. 35 lakhs
C. 40 lakhs
D. 50 lakhs
46. Who received Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Dance in 2009?
A. Omkar Shrikant Dadarkar
B. Ragini Chander Sarkar
C. Abanti Chakravorty and Sukracharya Rabha
D. K. Nellai Manikandan
47. Which of the following folk dances is associated with Jammu and Kashmir?
48. Which of the following books has been written by Kamala Das ?
A. Witness the Night
B. The Red Devil
C. Earth and Ashes
D. Tonight This Savages Rite
49. Who invented the Jet Engine ?
A. Karl Benz
B. Sir Frank Whittle
C. Thomas Savery
D. Michael Faraday
50. South South dialogue is associated with
A. Cooperation among developing nations
B. Arms conference
C. Summit meeting between developed and developing countries
D. All the above
PART – B ENGLISH COMPREHENSION
In the following questions,, some 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 you answer. If a sentence is free from errors, then your answer is (d) i.e., No error.
51. If you had told me (a) I would have helped you (b) solve the problem.(c) No error(d)
A. If you had told me
B. I would have helped you
C. solve the problem
D. No error
52. “The Arabian Nights” (a) are indeed (b) an interesting book, (c) No error (d)
A. The Arabian Nights
B. are indeed
C. an interesting book
D. No error
53. He (a) loved her (b) despite of himself, (c) No error (d)
B. loved her
C. despite of himself
D. No error
54. Of all the models (a) Jessica is (b) the more good looking one. (c) No error(d)
A. Of all the models
B. Jessica is
C. the more good looking one
D. No error
55. When I went there (a) Charles is playing (b)a game of chess.(c)No error (d)
A. When I went there
B. Charles is playing
C. a game of chess
D. No error
In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate words. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
56. _____ your instructions, we have closed your bank account.
A. In lieu of
B. With regard to
C. In accordance with
D. On account of
57. ____ she is clever, she often makes mistakes.
58. Do you prefer____ or traditional art forms ?
59. The farmers_____ their farms, if they had known that a thunderstorm was approaching.
A. will leave
B. would leave
C. will have left
D. would have left
60. The Paralympics is a competition for the_____
In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
A. Self government
In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the meaning of the given Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
71. To strain every nerve
A. to make utmost efforts
B. to feel weak and tired
C. to be a diligent worker
D. to be methodical in work
72. To flog a dead horse
A. to whip a dead horse
B. to attempt to do the impossible
C. waste one’s efforts
D. to take advantage of a weakness
73. To show a clean pair of heels
A. to hide
B. to escape
C. to pursue
D. to follow
74. To die in harness
A. premeditated murder
B. dying young in an accident
C. to die while in service
D. to be taken by surprise
75. To feather one’s nest
A. to make a residential house
B. something that lasts for a short time
C. to profit in a dishonest way
D. None of the above
In the following questions, a sentence or bold part there of is given which may need improvement. Alternatives are given as (a), (b) and (c) below, which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d)
76. A taller Sikh rushed forward than any of his comrades.
A. A Sikh, taller than any of his comrades, rushed forward
B. A Sikh rushed forward taller than any of his comrades
C. A Sikh rushed forward than any of his comrades taller
D. No improvement
77. An author in the reign of Queen Anne who was famous lived in a cottage.
A. An author in the reign, who was famous, of Queen Anne lived in a cottage
B. In the reign of Queen Anne, an author lived in a cottage, who was famous
C. An author who was famous in the reign of Queen Anne lived in a cottage
D. No improvement
78. In the absence of your support, he would have lost the election.
A. Lacking your support, he would have lost the election
B. But for your support, he would have lost the election
C. He would have lost the election, if you had not supported him
D. No improvement
79. My uncle is enough rich to buy a car.
A. My uncle is rich enough to buy a car
B. My uncle is richer enough to by a car
C. My uncle is enough richer to buy a car
D. No improvement
80. Walking along the road, an old man ran over the lorry.
A. Walking along the road, an old man ran behind the lorry
B. Running along the road, the lorry ran over an old man
C. The lorry ran over an old man walking along the road
D. No improvement
In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
86. A person who has no money to pay off his debts
87. Words uttered impiously about God
89. One who compiles a dictionary
90. A test in which cells from diseased organs are removed and tested
In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
A ___(1)___ becomes a flowing stream only___ (2)___ there is continuity of____ (3)___ life in a society. In___ (4)____ words, a____ (5)____ culture comes into____ (6)___ when people _____ (7)_____ a continuous way of life. Such____ (8)____ expresses itself____ (9)___ in various ways in common traditions and____ (10)___ of conduct.
PART – C QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
For the following questions answer them individually
101. A hemisphere and a cone have equal bases. If their heights are also equal, the ratio of their curved surfaces will be
B. √2 : 1
C. 1 : 2
D. 2 : 1
103. When 233 is divided by 10, the remainder will be
105. Find the unit digit in the product (4387)245 x (621)72.
106. If √2 = 1.4142, find the value of 2√2 + √2 +1/2+√2 + 1/√2+1
107. If X* Y = X2 + Y2 – XY then 11 * 13 is
108. The value of (3.2)3-0.008/(3.2)2+0.64+0.04 is
109. If a1/3 = 11, then the value of a2 —331a is
110. If √1 + x/961 = 32/31, then the value of x is
111. If a and b are odd numbers, then which of the following is even ?
A. a + b + ab
B. a + b -1
C. a + b + 1
D. a + b + 2ab
112. 216 — 1 is divisible by
113. The average of five numbers is 34.4. The average of the first and the second number is 46.5. The average of the fourth and the fifth number is 18. What is the third number ?
114. What is the least number which, when divided by 5, 6, 7, 8 gives the remainder 3 but is divisible by 9 ?
115. Three numbers are in the ratio 3:4:5. The sum of the largest and the smallest equals the sum of the second and 52. The smallest number is
116. If the radius of a circle is increased by 50%, its area is increased by
117. A and B working separately can do a piece of work in 9 and 12 days respectively. If they work for a day alternately with A beginning, the work would be completed in
A. 10 2/3
B. 10 1/2
C. 10 1/4
D. 10 1/3
118. A and B together can do a work in 10 days. B and C together can do the same work in 6 days. A and C together can do the work in 12 days. Then A, B and C together can do the work in
A. 28 days
B. 14 days
C. 5 5/7
D. 8 2/7
119. A does half as much work as B in three fourth of the time. If together they take 18 days to complete a work, how much time shall B take to do it alone ?
A. 30 days
B. 35 days
C. 40 days
D. 45 days
120. If a wire is bent into the shape of a square, then the area of the. square so formed is 81 cm2. When the wire is rebent into a semicircular shape, then the area, (in cm2) of the semicircle will be
121. Marbles of diameter 1.4 cm are dropped into a cylindrical beaker containing some water and are fully submerged. The dia meter of the beaker is 7 cm. Find how many marbles have been dropped in it if the water rises by 5.6 cm.
122. Water is flowing at the rate of 3 km/hr through a circular pipe of 20 cm internal diameter into a circular cistern of diameter 10m and depth 2m. In how much time will the cistern be filled ?
A. 1 hour
B. 1 hour 40 minutes
C. 1 hour 20 minutes
D. 2 hours 40 minutes
123. A bicycle wheel makes 5000 revolutions in moving 11 km. The diameter of the wheel, in cm,
124. At each corner of a triangular field of sides 26 m. 28 m and 30 m, a cow is tethered by a rope of, length 7 m. The area (in m) ungrazed by the cows is
125. A shopkeeper allows 23% commission on his advertised price and still makes a profit of 10%. If he gains 56 on one item, his advertised price of the item is
126. The single discount equal to three consecutive discounts of 10%, 12% and 5% is
127. If x:y = 5:6, then (3x-2y) (y-x) is
A. 7 : 6
B. 11 : 3
128. An alloy contains copper, zinc and nickel in the ratio of 5 : 3 : 2. The quantity of nickel in kg that must be added to 100 kg of this alloy to have the new ratio 5 : 3 : 3 is
129. The ratio of the ages of Ram and Rahim 10 years ago was 1 : 3. The ratio of their ages five years hence will be 2 : 3. Then the ratio of their present ages is
A. 1 : 2
C. 3 : 4
D. 2 : 5
130. The incomes of A. Band C are in the ratio 7:9:12 and their spendings are in the ratio 8:9: 15. If A saves 1/4 th of his income, then the savings of A, B and C are in the ratio of
A. 69 : 56 : 48
B. 47 : 74 : 99
C. 37 : 72 : 49
D. 56 : 99 : 69
131. Out of 4 numbers, whose average is 60, the first one is one fourth of the sum of the last three. The first number is
132. The average of 25 observations is 13. It was later found that an observation 73 was wrongly entered as 48. The new average is
133. If the cost price of 10 articles is equal to the selling price of 8 articles, then gain percent is
134. An article is marked 40% above the cost price and a discount of 30% is allowed. What is the gain or loss percentage?
A. 10% gain
B. 5 % gain
C. 2% loss
D. 12% loss
135. A man bought oranges at the rate of 8 for 34 and sold them at the rate of 12 for 57. How many oranges should be sold to earn a net profit of 45?
136. A man sells two articles for Rs. 5000 each neither losing nor gaining in the deal. If he sold one of them at a gain of 25%, the other article is sold at a loss of
A. 15 2/3%
B. 16 2/3%
C. 17 1/3%
D. 18 1/3%
137. By selling an article for 144, a person gained such that the percentage gain equals the cost price of the article. The cost price of the article is
138. Meera had a certain amount, she gave 15% of that amount to Anish, 32% to Rubina and 25% to Sana. 3/4 th of the remaining amount is 8,400.How much did she give Anish?
139. A reduction of 20% in the price of an apple enables a man to buy 10 apples more for 54. The reduced price of apples per dozen is
140. Price of a commodity has increased by 60%. By what per cent must a consumer reduce the consumption of the commodity so as not to increase the expenditure ?
141. The cost of an apple is twice that of a banana and the cost of a banana is 25% less than that of a guava. If the cost of each type of fruit increases by 10%, then the percentage increase in the cost of 4 bananas, 2 apples and 3 guavas is
142. Walking 6/7 th of his usual speed, a man is 12 minutes too late. The usual time taken by him to cover that distance is
A. 1 hour
B. 1 hour 12 minutes
C. 1 hour 15 minutes
D. 1 hour 20 minutes
143. If I walk at 5 km/hour, I miss a train by 7 minutes. If, however, I walk at 6 km/hour, I reach the station 5 minutes before the departure of the train. The distance (in km between my house and the station is
144. 800 becomes 956 in 3 years at a certain rate of simple interest. If the rate of interest is increased by 4%, what amount will 1 ’ 800 become in 3 years ?
145. Simple interest on a certain sum is 16/25 of the sum. The rate percent if the rate per cent and time (in years) are equal, is
146. If the difference between S. l. and C. l. for 2 years on a sum of money lent at 5% is 6, then the sum is
The following graph shows the production of wheat flour (in 1000 tonnes) by three companies X, Y and Z over the years. Study the graph and answer the questions. (Q. No. 147 to 150)
147. What is the difference between the production of company Z in 2004 and company Yin 2000 (in thousand tonnes) ?
148. What is the ratio of the average production of company X in the period 2002-2004 to the average production of company Yin the same period ?
A. 1 : 1
B. 15 :17
C. 23 : 25
D. 27 : 29
149. What is the approx. percentage increase in the production of company Y from 2002 to 2003?
150. The average production for five years was maximum for which company(s)?
A. X and Z both
D. X and Y both
PART – D GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING
151. Procession : Route :: Earth : ?
152. FERTILIZER : CROPS : : ?
A. TEACHER: EDUCATION
B. CHLORINE : WATER
C. TONIC : BODY
D. PESTICIDE : RATS
153. LOCKER : KMNPBDJLDFQS : : LEFT : ?
154. YWUS : BDFH : : WUSQ : ?
155. ADCB : KNML : : EHGF : ?
156. BCDF: GHIK: : LMNP: ?
157. 1C: 6:: DP: ?
158. ABCD : WXYZ : EFGH : ?
159. 83 : 25 : : 29 : ?
160. In each of the following questions, find the odd number / letters / word from the given alternatives.
161. In each of the following questions, find the odd number / letters / word from the given alternatives.
162. In each of the following questions, find the odd number / letters / word from the given alternatives.
163. In each of the following questions, find the odd number / letters / word from the given alternatives.
164. In each of the following questions, find the odd number / letters / word from the given alternatives.
For the following questions answer them individually
165. Find the number that does not belong to the group of numbers for lack of common property.
166. Find out the set of numbers amongst the four sets of numbers given in the alternatives which is most like the set given in the question.
Given Set: (8, 56, 72)
A. (7, 56, 63)
B. (3, 15, 24)
C. (6. 42, 54)
D. (5, 30, 35)
167. In the following question, number of letters are skipped in between by a particular rule. Which of the following series observes the rule?
168. Insert the correct missing number from the choices given below
169. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.
170. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? an_ nn_ anananan_ a
In each of the following questions a series is given, with one/two term(s) missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
171. MNOABCPQRDEFST? ?
173. 9, 8, 10, 16, 11,?, 12,64 A 28
174. 34, 18, 10, ?
175. Find the wrong number in the series. 7, 28, 63,124, 215, 342
176. Ina class Rajan got the 11th rank and he was 31st from the bottom of the list of boys passed. Three boys did not take the examination and one failed. What is the total strength of the class?
177. In a family, mother’s age is twice that of daughter’s age. Father is 10 years older than mother. Brother is 20 years younger than his mother and 5 years older than his sister. What is the age of the father?
A. 62 years
B. 60 years
C. 58 years
D. 55 years
178. Rahul and Robin are brothers. Pramod is Robin’s father. Sheela is Pramod’s sister. Prema is Pramod’s niece. Shubha is Sheela’s granddaughter. How is Rahul related to Shubha?
179. In a survey of a town, it was found that 65% of the people surveyed watch the news on T.V., 40% read a newspaper and 25% read a newspaper and watch the news on T.V. what per cent of the people surveyed neither watch the news on T.V. nor read a newspaper?
180. In the year 1996, the Republic day was celebrated on Friday, on which day was the Independence day celebrated in the year 2000?
181. Mr. and Mrs. Gopal have 3 daughters’ and each daughter has one brother. How many persons are there in the family?
182. In Ravi’s clock shop, two clocks were brought for repairs. One clock has the cuckoo coming out every sixteen minutes, while the other one has the cuckoo coming out every eighteen minutes. Both cuckoos come out at 12.00 noon. When will they both come out together again?
A. 2.06 PM
B. 2.08 PM
C. 2.24 PM
D. 2.32 PM
183. There are three baskets of fruits. First basket has twice the number of fruits in the 2nd basket. Third basket has three-fourth of the fruits in the first. The average of the fruits in all the baskets is 30. What is the number of fruits in the first basket ?
184. From my house I walked 5 km towards North. I turned right and walked 3 km. Againt I went one km to the south. How far am I from my house?
A. 7 km
B. 6 km
C. 4 km
D. 5 km
185. A and B are standing at a distance of 20 km from each other on a straight East West road. A and B start walking simultaneously eastwards and westwards respectively and both cover a distance of 5 km. Then A turns to his left and walks 10 km. B turns to his light and walks 10 km at the same speed. Then both turn to their left and cover a distance of 5 km at the same speed. What will be the distance between them ?
A. 10 km
B. 30 km
C. 20 km
D. 25 km
186. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word : REFORMATION
187. From the given alternative words, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word. MANUFACTURE
188. If in a certain language, PLAYER is coded as QNDCJX, then how SINGER will be coded in the same language?
189. If in a certain code, 95789 is written as EGKPT and 2436 is written as ALUR, then how will 24539 be written in that code?
190. A statement is given followed by four alternative arguments. Select one which is most appropriate.
Statements: White clothes are worn more often in summer because
A. they are thin and cool
B. they are bad absorbers of heat
C. they can be easily washed
D. they are easily available in summer
191. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
192. In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
For the following questions answer them individually
193. The number of road accidents in a city is increasing month by month as given below. Find out the number of accidents in the month of June.
194. If ‘x’ means ‘addition”,’-’ means ‘division’, ‘÷’ means ‘subtraction’ and “+’ means ‘multiplication’, then which of the following equations is correct ?
A. 16 + 5-10 x 4 ÷ 3 = 9
B. 16 – 5 x 10 ÷ 4 + 3 = 12
C. 16 + 5 ÷ 10 x 4-3 = 9
D. 16 x 5 ÷ 10 ÷ 4 – 3 = 19
195. A man starts from a point, walks 8 km towards North, turns right and walks 12 km, turns left and walks 7 km, turns and walks 24 km towards South, turns right and walks 12 km. In which direction is he from the starting point?
196. Which diagram correctly represents the relationship between Human beings, Teachers, Graduates?
197. How many triangles are there in the given figure ?
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 given Figure?
200. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicates how it will appear when opened.