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SSC CGL

(6 June 2019 Shift-II) 

Reasoning 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.1 In a family of eight persons, there are two couples, each having two children. C and are cousin brothers. The father of E is married to G, who is the aunt of F. F’s mother, H, is married to B, the brother of A. C is the nephew of H. How is A related to D? 

A Uncle 

B Brother 

C Nephew 

D Father 

Answer: A 

 

Q.2 ‘Dumbness’ is related to ‘Speech’ in the same way as ‘…………’ is related to ‘Memory’. 

A Thoughtlessness 

B Amnesia 

C Recognition 

D Illusion 

Answer: B 

 

Q.3 Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set. (15, 22, 31) 

A (7, 14, 23) 

B (5, 11, 20) 

C (23, 30, 40) 

D (11, 18, 29) 

Answer: A 

 

Q.4 Select the combination of letters that when sequentially placed in the gaps of the given letter series will complete the series. dc_abc_cb_bcd_ba_c 

A dbacb 

B cbadb 

C bdacb 

D bdcab 

Answer: C 

 

Q.5 Select the Venn diagram that best illustrates the relationship between the following classes. Doctors, Salaried Persons, Parents 

Answer: B 

 

Q.6 Select the option that is related to the third term in the same way as the second term is related to the first term. Happy : Mirthful :: Sad : ? 

A Contented 

B Jolly 

C Morose 

D Gleeful 

Answer: C 

 

Q.7 Two different positions of the same dice are shown. Which number will be at the top if is at the bottom ? 

A 4 

B 2 

C 6 

D 5 

Answer: A 

 

Q.8 Which number will replace the question mark (?) in the following series? 2,3,6, 10, 17, 28,? 

A 45 

B 39 

C 43 

D 46 

Answer: D 

 

Q.9 Three of the following four letter-clusters are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd one out. 

A ZOOM 

B PAST 

C BIRD 

D DECK 

Answer: A 

 

Q.10 Select the number-pair in which the two numbers are related in the same way as are the two numbers of the following number-pair. 28 : 63 

A 16 : 36 

B 36 : 78 

C 12 : 28 

D 48 : 98 

Answer: A 

 

Q.11 Out of these following four words, three belong to the same category and one word belongs to a different category. Identify the odd one out. 

A Guava 

B Pomegranate 

C Cucumber 

D Papaya 

Answer: C 

 

Q.12 ₹820 is divided among 6 men, 8 women and 12 boys in such a way that every woman gets an amount equal to that received by one man and one boy combined and that every man gets one and a half times the amount received by a boy. What is the total amount received by 8 women? 

A ₹400 

B ₹300 

C ₹240 

D ₹380 

Answer: A 

 

Q.13 Select the figure that will come next in the following figure series. 

Answer: A 

 

Q.14 A square paper is folded and cut as shown below. How will it appear when unfolded ? 

Answer: A 

 

Q.15 Select the correct mirror image of the given figure when the mirror is placed to the right of the figure. 

Answer: B 

 

Q.16 Arrange the following words in a logical and meaningful order. 1. Writing 2. Distributing 3. Publishing 4. Printing 5. Editing 

A 1,2,3,4,5 

B 2,4,3,1,5 

C 2,3,4,5,1 

D 1,5,4,3,2 

Answer: D 

 

Q.17 If POSTER is coded as 592314 and DARK is coded as 8647,then how will STROKE be coded as ? 

A 234917 

B 234971 

C 493287 

D 329417 

Answer: B 

 

Q.18 Select the option that is related to the third letter-cluster in the same way as the second letter-cluster is related to the first letter-cluster. JKLM : HLKO :: PQRS : ? 

A NRQU 

B MRQV 

C NQRU 

D ORQT 

Answer: A 

 

Q.19 Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set. (12, 16, 28) 

A (18, 24, 42) 

B (9, 15, 21) 

C (36,48, 77) 

D (20, 25, 35) 

Answer: A

 

Q.20 Which two signs should be interchanged in the following equation to make it correct? 

12 − 6 ÷ 12 × 6 + 6 = 9 

A ÷ and ×

B + and ÷

C − and +

D × and +

Answer: C 

 

Q.21 Select the option in which the given figure is embedded. 

Answer: C 

 

Q.22 Two statements are given followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. Assuming the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements. Statements: 

Some students are players. 

Some players are athletes. 

Conclusions: 

I. Some students are athletes. 

II. Some players are students. 

III. No student is an athlete. 

A Only conclusionII and either conclusion I or III follow 

B None of the conclusions follows 

C Only conclusion I follows 

D Only conclusions II and III follow 

Answer: A 

 

Q.23 Three of the following four numbers are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the number that is different from the rest. 

A 166 

B 341 

C 132 

D 209 

Answer: A 

 

Q.24 In a code language, TEACHING is written as SDBDGHOH. How will BOOKWORM be written as in that language? 

A ANPLXNNS 

B ANPLXPSL 

C CPNIJXPSL 

D ANPLVNSN 

Answer: D 

 

Q.25 How many triangles are there in the following figure ? 

A 12 

B 13 

C 11 

D 15 

Answer: D 

 

General knowledge 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.26 _______ is a scientific discipline concerned with the study of plant pollen, spores, and certain microscopic planktonic organisms, in both, living and fossil form. 

A Paleobotany 

B Ethnobotany 

C Dendrology 

D Palynology 

Answer: D 

 

Q.27 _____ is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians. 

A Herpetology 

B Ethology 

C Mammology 

D Morphology 

Answer: A 

 

Q.28 ______ is the study of the microanatomy of cells, tissues and organs as seen through a microscope. 

A Paleontology 

B Histology 

C Ichthyology 

D Entomology 

Answer: B 

 

Q.29 Kala Bhavana, founded in 1919, is a noted institution of education and research in visual arts. It is located in _______. 

A Bihar 

B Uttar Pradesh 

C West Bengal 

D Sikkim 

Answer: C 

 

Q.30 Which of the following passes connects Tawang with Lhasa? 

A Chankan Pass 

B Bum La Pass 

C Hpungan Pass 

D Kumjawng Pass 

Answer: B 

 

Q.31 Poush Mela displays local artisans displaying folk dances, music, food and culture of _____ 

A Gujarat 

B West Bengal 

C Rajasthan 

D Uttarakhand 

Answer: B 

 

Q.32 Pramod Sawant became Chief Minister of which Indian state in March, 2019? 

A Tamil Nadu 

B Goa 

C Kerala 

D Maharashtra 

Answer: B

 

Q.33 In March 2019, who among the followings was appointed as India’s first Lokpal? 

A Justice A K Sikri 

B Justice N V Ramana 

C Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose 

D Justice S A Bobde 

Answer: C 

 

Q.34 In March 2019, India won five silver medals at the Makran Cup Boxing Tournament in Iran. Who among the following is NOT one of the silver medallists? 

A Duryodhan Singh Negi 

B P Lalitha Prasad 

C Deepak Singh 

D Manish Kaushik 

Answer: C 

 

Q.35 The invasion of Delhi by Timur in ____ A.D marked the end of the Tughlaq empire. 

A 1645 

B 1398 

C 1452 

D 1215 

Answer: B 

 

Q.36 Who among the following was one of the Governors during the reign of Alauddin Khilji? 

A Jalal-ud-din Khilji 

B Shams-ud-din Iltutmish 

C Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq 

D Nasiruddin Mahmud 

Answer: C 

 

Q.37 TV remote controls work on the principle of ______. 

A Ultrasonic waves 

B Laser technology 

C Bluetooth technology 

D Infrared waves 

Answer: D 

 

Q.38 Who was appointed as the director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for a period of three years in March 2019? 

A Vishvapavan Pati 

B Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas 

C Satyajeet Rajan 

D Ajit Kumar Mohanty 

Answer: D 

 

Q.39 Government of India nominated member of NITI Aayog, ______ to head the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in March 2019 

A Ramesh Chand 

B Binay Ranjan Sen 

C V K Paul 

D Amitabh Kant 

Answer: A 

 

Q.40 Who founded the Sayyid dynasty? 

A Nizam Shah 

B Muhammad-bin-Farid 

C Khizr Khan 

D Bahlul Khan 

Answer: C 

 

Q.41 Majuli, the largest river island in the world is located in 

A Arunachal Pradesh 

B Assam 

C Nagaland 

D Uttar Pradesh 

Answer: B 

 

Q.42 Which of the following passes is known as the gateway connecting Jammu and Srinagar? 

A Lanak-La Pass 

B Chang-La Pass 

C Banihal Pass 

D Aghil Pass 

Answer: C 

 

Q.43 ________ in Himachal Pradesh is a famous tourist attraction. 

A Aghil Pass 

B Chang-La Pass 

C Mintaka Pass 

D Rohtang Pass 

Answer: D 


Q.44 The government of India appointed ________as the director-general of the National Archives of India. 

A Kamlesh Vyas 

B Binay Sen 

C V K Paul 

D P V Ramesh 

Answer: D 

 

Q.45 A sustained rise in the general price level in an economy is called ______. 

A Disinflation 

B Deflation 

C Inflation 

D Stagflatio 

Answer: C 

 

Q.46 Who founded the Indian Statistical Institute on 17 December 1931? 

A P.C. Mahalanobis 

B R.A. Fischer 

C F. Yates 

D M.H. Hansen 

Answer: A 

 

Q.47 _________ was observed nationwide from 24th to 30th April, 2019. 

A World Tourism Week 

B World Immunization Week 

C World Environment Week 

D World Postal Week 

Answer: B 

 

Q.48 Rust needs three components to occur, i.e., ______. 

A Steel, iron and oxygen 

B Iron, oxygen and moisture 

C Iron, nitrogen and moisture 

D Helium, hydrogen and nitrogen 

Answer: B 

 

Q.49 ________ created history in its second Twenty 20 International against Ireland by achieving the highest ever T20 total at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. 

A Pakistan 

B India 

C Afghanistan 

D Australia 

Answer: C 

 

Q.50 Which of the following articles promotes equal justice and free legal aid for all the citizens? 

A 39A 

B 32A 

C 43A 

D 48A 

Answer: A 

 

Quantitative Aptitude

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.51 The efficiencies of A, B and C are in the ratio 5 : 3 : 8. Working together they can complete a work in 30 days. A and B worked together for 20 days. The remaining work will be completed by C alone in: 

A 40 days 

B 36 days 

C 30 days 

D 32 days 

Answer: A 

 

Q.52 If cos² θ/(cot² θ−cos² θ) = 3,0⁰ < θ < 90⁰ , then the value of cotθ + cosecθ is: 

A √3 

B √3/2

C 2√3 

D 3√3/4 

Answer: A 

 

Q.53 In △ABC with sides 6 cm, 7 cm and 8 cm,the angle bisector of the largest angle divides the opposite side into two segments. What is the length of the shorter segment? 

A ²⁴/₅cm 

B 21/5cm 

C 48/13cm 

D 56/13cm 

Answer: C 

 

Q.54 The distance between two stations A and B is 800 km. A train X starts from A and moves towards B at 40 km/h and another train Y starts from B and moves towards A at 60 km/h. How far from A will they cross each other ? 

A 380 km 

B 320 km 

C 300 km 

D 360 km 

Answer: B 

 

Q.55 If 2x2 + y2 + 6x− 2xy + 9 = 0 , then the value of (4x3 − y3 + x2 y2) is: 

A 0 

B 9 

C -3 

D -9 

Answer: A 

 

Q.56 The vertices of a △PQR lie on a circle with centre O. SR is a tangent to the circle at the point R. If QR bisects the ∠ORS, then what is the measure of ∠RPQ? 

A 60

B 45

C 40

D 30

Answer: B 

 

Q.57 In a circle with centre O, ACBO is a parallelogram where C is a point on the minor are AB. What is the measure of AOB? 

A 150

B 100

C 110

D 120

Answer: D 

 

Q.58 If sinθ = 4cosθ, then what is the value of sinθcosθ ? 

A ²/₉

B ³/₁₀

C ⁴/₁₇

D ¾

Answer: C 

 

Q.59 ABDC is a parallelogram in which diagonals AD and BC intersect at O. AE and DF are perpendiculars on BC at E and F, respectively. Which of the following is NOT true? 

A △ABC≅△DCB 

B △AOE≅△DOF 

C △AEB≅△DFC 

D △ADC≅△ABD 

Answer: D 

 

Q.60 The average of twelve numbers is 46. The average of the first four numbers is 43 and that of the last five numbers is 49.4.The and the numbers are respectively 4 and 6 more than the number. What is the average of the and the numbers? 

A 43.5 

B 43 

C 44.5 

D 44 

Answer: B

 

Q.61 The value of ⁹/₁₅ of (⅔ ÷ ⅔ of ³/₂)÷ (¾×¾÷ ¾of ⁴/₃)of (⁵/₄÷⁵/₂ײ/₅of⁴/₅) is: 

A ²⁰/₉

B ⁴/₂₅

C ¹⁸/₁₂₅

D ⁴⁰/₉

Answer: D 

 

Q.62 If x+y =12 and xy = 27, x > y, then the value of (x³ − y³) is: 

A 720 

B 702 

C 724 

D 710

Answer: B 

 

Q.63 What is the compound interest on a sum of ₹10,000 at 14% p.a. For 2⁵/₇ years where the interest is compounded yearly? (nearest to ₹1) 

A ₹4,259 

B ₹4,296 

C ₹4,439 

D ₹4,394 

Answer: B 

 

Q.64 Abhi bought two articles for ₹624. He sold one at a loss of 14% and the other at a profit of 14%.If the selling price of both the articles is equal, then the difference between their cost prices (in ₹)is: 

A 89.64 

B 87.36 

C 89.68 

D 88.84 

Answer: B 

 

Q.65 The table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands). 

2 5 7The total production of type E cars in 2012 and 2013 is approximately what percent more than the average production of type A cars during the years 2012 to 2016? 

A 53.8 

B 55.2 

C 52.2 

D 56.4 

Answer: B 

 

Q.66 The length of a metallic pipe is 7.56 m.Its external and internal radii are 2.5 cm and 1.5 cm³ respectively. If 1 cm of the metal weigh 7.5 g, then the weight of the pipe is:(Take π=²²/₇ ) 

A 72.82kg 

B 70.14kg 

C 71.28kg 

D 69.68 kg 

Answer: B 

 

Q.67 Let a = 2 sinx /(1+sinx+cosx) and b = c/(1+sinx). Then a = b, if c = ? 

A 1 − sinxcosx

B 1 + sinx − cosx

C 1 + sinx cosx

D 1 + cosx − sinx

Answer: B 

 

Q.68 If x² + y² + z² = 133,xy + yz + zx = 114 and xyz = 216, then the value of x³ + y³ + z³ is: 

A 948 

B 999 

C 943 

D 1009 

Answer: D 

 

Instructions: The table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands). 

 

 

 

Q.69 The total production of all type of cars, except type B, in 2012 is what percent less than the total production of all types of cars in 2016? 

A 40 

B 25.8 

C 26.7 

D 42 

Answer: A 

 

Q.70 If the data related to the production of type D cars is represented by a pie chart, then the central angle of the sector representing the production of cars in 2013 will be: 

A 84 

B 75 

C 60 

D 77 

Answer: C 

 

Q.71 What is the ratio of the total production of type E cars in 2014 and type C cars in 2016 taken together to the total production of type B cars in 2014 and type D cars in 2013 taken together? 

A 9 : 8 

B 10 : 7 

C 11 : 8 

D 11 : 5 

Answer: B 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.72 When the price of an item was reduced by 20%, then its sale increased by x%.If there is an increase of 60% in the receipt of the revenue, then the value of x is: 

A 120 

B 96 

C 100 

D 80 

Answer: C 

 

Q.73 The ratio of the present ages of A and is 8 : 9. After 9 years, this ratio will become 19 : 21. C is 3 years younger to B. What is the present age (in years) of C? 

A 49 

B 48 

C 51 

D 52 

Answer: C 

 

Q.74 If a 9-digit number 32x4115y2 is divisible by 88, then the value of (4x – y) for the smallest possible value of y, is: 

A 31 

B 20 

C -1 

D 11 

Answer: C 

 

Q.75 A trader marks his goods at 40% above the cost price. He sells 70% of the goods at the marked price and the rest, he sells by allowing a 40% discount on the marked price. His percentage profit is: 

A 23.4 

B 24.2 

C 23:2 

D 24.4 

Answer: C 

 

English 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.76 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. Canada accounts for nearly one-third of the world’s production of news print. 

B. Forest products, therefore, have been important export items of Canada for more than a century. 

C. A large part of Canada is covered with coniferous trees. 

D. Pulp and paper are the two most important forest products. 

A ABCD 

B DCAB 

C CBDA 

D BACD 

Answer: C 

 

Q.77 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. The Head has been so busy to go through these files and resolve the matter. 

A such busy to go through 

B too busy to go through 

C No improvement 

D too so busy to go through 

Answer: B 

 

Q.78 Select the correct active form of the given sentence. The wall of this park is being painted by children. 

A Children are painting the wall of this park 

B The wall is painting children of this park 

C Children have been painting the wall of this park 

D Children painted the wall of this park 

Answer: A 

 

Q.79 Select the synonym of the given word. ENTICE 

A ensue 

B entail 

C enrage 

D entrap 

Answer: D 

 

Q.80 Select the synonym of the given word. DUBIOUS 

A certain 

B fishy 

C loyal 

D steady 

Answer: B 

 

Q.81 Select the antonym of the given word. FINITE 

A finished 

B limited 

C bound 

D endless 

Answer: D 

 

Q.82 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. Couch potato 

A a person who sleeps all day 

B a person who watches too much television 

C a person who remains relaxed and calm 

D a person who is simple in nature 

Answer: B 

 

Q.83 Select the wrongly spelt word 

A rendezvous 

B renassaince 

C remuneration 

D remonstrate 

Answer: D 

 

Q.84 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. In many countries the ______ in pay for men and women is quite common, for example, in Germany women are paid 21 per cent less as compared to men. 

A unlikeliness 

B equivalence 

C disagreement 

D disparity 

Answer: D 

 

Q.85 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. Lead someone by the nose 

A to do the right thing 

B to force someone to take the blame 

C to dominate someone 

D to quarrel with someone 

Answer: C 

 

Q.86 Select the wrongly spelt word 

A megre 

B meadow 

C matter 

D measure 

Answer: A 

 

Q.87 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. You won’t tell the secret, won’t you? 

A No improvement 

B would you 

C will you 

D isn’t it 

Answer: C 

 

Instructions: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank. 

Comprehension: In 1914 a war began in Europe which engulfed the entire world. The damage (1)______ by this war has no precedent in history. (2)______ the earlier wars, the civilian populations were (3)______ not involved and the casualties were mostly (4)______ to the warring armies. The war (5)______ began in 1914 was a total war in which all the resources of the warring states were mobilized. 

Q.88 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1 

A made 

B caused 

C generated 

D began 

Answer: B 

 

Q.89 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2 

A At 

B Into 

C In 

D On 

Answer: C 

 

Q.90 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3 

A generally 

B broadly 

C chiefly 

D finally 

Answer: A 

 

Q.91 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4 

A belonged 

B confined 

C reatrained 

D bound 

Answer: B 

 

Q.92 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5 

A which 

B whom 

C what 

D Who 

Answer: A 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.93 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. Persons living at the same time 

A cosmopolitans 

B compatriots 

C colleagues 

D contemporaries 

Answer: D 

 

Q.94 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank. Catholics and Protestants have a long history of ______ in Northern Ireland but volunteers from both communities came together to build the monument of Peace 

A truce 

B agreement 

C contest 

D conflict 

Answer: D

 

Q.95 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. In China, thousands of people celebrated it. 

B. The Lunar New Year of the Pig began on 5th February. 

C. Others burned the first joss sticks of the year to bring them good fortune. 

D. Some performers re-enacted historical ceremonies 

A ABCD 

B BADC 

C DABC 

D BDCA 

Answer: B 

 

Q.96 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. Take this suitcase upstairs 

A You are requested to take this suitcase upstairs. 

B You must be taking this suitcase upstairs 

C This suitcase should be taken upstairs 

D Let this suitcase been taken upstairs 

Answer: C 

 

Q.97 Select the antonym of the given word. REPRIMAND 

A apprehend 

B reproach 

C compliment 

D blame 

Answer: C 

 

Q.98 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. I know the cobbler which mends the shoes outside the gate of our colony 

A I know the cobbler 

B the shoes 

C which mends 

D outside the gate 

Answer: C


Q.99 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. The street artist Satish Munjal has been painting this wall since the past one week 

A has been painting 

B The street artist 

C this wall 

D since the past one week 

Answer: D 

 

Q.100 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. Someone who believes that people cannot change the way events will happen 

A prophet 

B fatalist 

C fanatic 

D seer 

Answer: B 

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