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SSC CGL

(3 March 2020 Shift-I)

General Intelligence and Reasoning 

Q. 1 Which two numbers should be interchanged to make the given equation correct? 

9 + 7 × 5 − 18 ÷ 2 = 3 × 4 − 10 + 45 ÷ 5 

A 18 and 45 

B 7 and 4 

C 2 and 5 

D 9 and 3 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 2 Arrange the following words in the order in which they appear in an English dictionary. 

1. Rightly 

2. Rigidly 

3. Righteous 

4. Rigour 

5. Rights 

A 3, 5, 1, 4, 2 

B 3, 1, 5, 4, 2 

C 3, 1, 5, 2, 4 

D 1, 3, 5, 2, 4 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 3 Which of the option figures is the exact mirror image of the given figure when the mirror is held at the right side?

A

B

C

D

Answer: D 

 

Q. 4 The ratio of the present ages of Asha and Lata is 5 : 6. If the difference between their ages is 6 years, then what will be Lata’s age will be after 5 years? 

A 35 

B 41 

C 45 

D 50 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 5 Select the option in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers in the given set. (269, 278, 296) 

A (313, 322, 340) 

B (577, 586, 598) 

C (419, 430, 448) 

D (109, 118, 128) 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 6 Four letter-clusters have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner, while one is different. Select the odd letter-cluster. 

A BYGT 

B NMSH 

C FVKO 

D DWIR 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 7 Amit is the brother of Sonia. Jyoti is the sister ofNikita. Sonia is the daughter of Satish’s father. Nikita is the daughter of Kavinder. Jyoti is the mother ofAmit. Mukeshis Nikita’s only sister’s husband. Howis Satish related to Kavinder? 

A Son 

B Brother 

C Grandson 

D Son-in-law 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 8 Four words have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner, while one is different. Select the odd word. 

A Ferry 

B Yacht 

C Submarine 

D Ship 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 9 In a certain code language, WARDROBE is written as YXVYXHIJV. How will ACCURATE be written as in that language? 

A BZHPXTBV 

B CZHPYTBV 

C CZGPXTBV 

D DZGPXTBV 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 10 Select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series. 

17, 21, 30, 46, 71, ? 

A 105 

B 96 

C 107 

D 101 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 11 The given Venn diagram represents employees in an organisation: 

Thetriangle represents executives, the circle represents females, the rectangle represents MBAs and the square represents technical staff. The numbers given in the diagram represent the number of persons in that particular category. 

How many female executives are there in the organisation? 

A 10 

B 5 

C 15 

D 11 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 12 Read the given statements and conclusions carefully. Assuming that the information given in the statements is true, even if it appears to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements. Statements: 

1. Some animals are elephants. 

2. Some elephants are tigers. 

Conclusions: 

I. Some animals are tigers. 

II. No tiger is an animal. 

A Only conclusion I follow. 

B Either conclusion I or II follows. 

C Neither conclusion I nor II follows. 

D Only conclusionII follows. 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 13 Two positions of the same dice are shown. Select the number that will be on the face opposite to the one showing 6.

A 4 

B 5 

C 1 

D 3 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 14 Select the set of letters that when sequentially placed in the blanks of the given letter series will complete the series. k_Imml_mk_mmk_Ikkl_m 

A k, l, m, k, k 

B l, k, m, k, k

C k, l, k, l, m 

D k, m, m, k, l 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 15 The sequence of folding a piece of paper and the manner in which the folded paper has been cut is shown in the following figures. How would this paper look when unfolded? 

A

B

C

D

Answer: B 

 

Q. 16 Select the option that is related to the third word in the same way as the second word is related to the first word. Medicine : Disease :: Food : ? 

A Energy 

B Nutrition 

C Thirst 

D Hunger 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 17 Select the letter-cluster that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series. 

CXB, HUI, MRP, ROW, ? 

A VKD 

B VKC 

C WLZ 

D WLD 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 18 In a certain code language, ‘HARVEST’ is coded as ‘22-21-7-24-20-3-10°. How will ‘FARMER’ be coded as in that language? 

A 20-7-14-21-3-8 

B 19-7-15-19-3-8 

C 19-7-15-20-3-7 

D 20-7-15-20-3-8 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 19 Select the option that is related to the third number in the same way as the second number is related to the first number and the sixth number is related to the fifth number. 

12 : 72 :: 18 : ? :: 22 : 242 

A 162 

B 164 

C 140 

D 160 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 20 Select the option in which the words share the same relationship as that shared by the given pair of words. Clock : Time 

A Ammeter : Current 

B Taseometer : Wind 

C Balance : Scale 

D Anemometer : Strains 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 21 Study the given pattern carefully and select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in it.

A 98 

B 84 

C 91 

D 78 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 22 How many rectangles are there in the given figure? 

A 34 

B 32 

C 30 

D 33 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 23 Select the option figure in which the given figure is embedded(rotation is NOT allowed).

Answer: A 

 

Q. 24 In the following equations, if ‘+’ is interchanged with ‘—’ and ‘6’ is interchanged with ‘7’, then which equation would be correct? 

A 67 – 76 + 43 = 100 

B 76 – 75 + 77 = 56 

C 62 – 67 + 76 = 83 

D 78 – 68 + 66 = 59 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 25 Select the figure that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series. 

Answer: A 

 

General Awareness 

Q. 26 Red worms have a structure named ______ which helps them in grinding their food. 

A Esophagus 

B Intestine 

C Crop 

D Gizzard 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 27 Prolific Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain predominantly used which of these animals to depict a lively and free spirit in his paintings? 

A Elephants 

B Horses 

C Cows 

D Tigers 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 28 Sultan Qaboos bin Said of ________, the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler and with a reputation for quiet diplomacy passed away recently (2020). 

A Abu Dhabi 

B Oman 

C Dubai 

D Kuwait 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 29 Which of these institutions fixes the Repo Rate and the Reverse Repo Rate in India? 

A Comptroller and Auditor General of India 

B Reserve Bank of India 

C Ministry of Finance 

D State Bank of India 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 30 Sir Thomas Roe came as an official ambassador from King James I of England to which Mughal emperor’s court? 

A Akbar 

B Aurangzeb 

C Shah Jahan 

D Jahangir 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 31 What is the more common name for solid carbon dioxide? 

A Epsom 

B Dry Ice 

C Potash 

D Quicksilver 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 32 As of January 2020, Shri Bhupesh Baghel is the Chief Minister of which of the following states? 

A Odisha 

B Chhattisgarh 

C Jharkhand 

D Haryana 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 33 Name the media company that purchased the legendary studio of 21st Century Fox. 

A Time Warner 

B Viacom 

C Sony 

D Disney 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 34 Who among the following played the leading lady in the film ‘Mission Mangal’ that tells the dramatic true story of the women behind India’s first mission to Mars? 

A Deepika Padukone 

B Kareena Kapoor 

C Vidya Balan 

D Kajol 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 35 For which of the following sports was Dronavalli Harika, conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award? 

A Chess 

B Badminton 

C Archery 

D Cricket 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 36 From India, who inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor and flagged off the first set of pilgrims to the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev? 

A Narendra Modi 

B Amarinder Singh 

C Ram Nath Kovind 

D Manmohan Singh 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 37 Who is the first and currently the only batsman to score double hundreds in four consecutive test series? 

A A.B. de Villiers 

B Rohit Sharma 

C Virat Kohli 

D Brian Lara 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 38 The ruins of the ancient city of Hampi – capital of Vijayanagara – is located in which present day Indian state? 

A Haryana 

B Bihar 

C Karnataka 

D Telangana 

Answer: C 

 

 Q. 39 In which year Sanchi was discovered after being abandoned for nearly 600 Years? 

A 1820 

B 1818 

C 1814 

D 1816 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 40 Kolathunadu, Valluvanad and Thekkumkoor were ancient small-time kingdoms in which state of India? 

A Karnataka 

B Gujarat 

C Bihar 

D Kerala 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 41 What is the uniform GST rate that has been fixed up for lottery prizes by the GST Council? 

A 28% 

B 18% 

C 10% 

D 32% 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 42 As of February 2020, who is the President of Sri Lanka? 

A Gotabaya Rajapaksa 

B Chandrika Kumaratunga 

C Maithripala Sirisena 

D D.M. Jayaratne 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 43 Which of the following books is NOT written by Salman Rushdie? 

A An Area of Darkness 

B Shame 

C Midnight’s Children 

D The Satanic Verses 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 44 Which of these bones is NOT a part of the human ear? 

A Malleus 

B Stapes 

C Femur 

D Incus 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 45 The Araku Valley, a tourist resort, is located near which of these cities of South India? 

A Visakhapatnam 

B Madurai 

C Kochi 

D Mangalore 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 46 Veteran freedom fighter, social reformer and feminist Savithribai Phule hailed from which of the following states of India? 

A Odisha 

B Gujarat 

C Rajasthan 

D Maharashtra 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 47 Name the author who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2019 for his book – An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India. 

A Ramchandra Guha 

B Shashi Tharoor 

C Romila Thapar 

D Vikram Seth 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 48 Which of these words refers to the scientific study of domestic dogs? 

A Craniology 

B Chrematistics 

C Carpology 

D Cynology 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 49 Name the physicist who is credited with the discovery of the Neutron. This 1932 discovery led to his winning the Nobel Prize. 

A Enrico Fermi 

B J.S. Fleming 

C James Chadwick 

D Max Plank 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 50 The World Food Program (WFP) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations. Where is it headquartered? 

A Rome 

B New York 

C Paris 

D Brussels 

Answer: A 

 

Quantitative Aptitude

Q. 51 If the number 1005 x 4 is completely divisible by 8, then the smallest integer in place of x will be: 

A 0 

B 1 

C 4 

D 2 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 52 The given table shows the number (in thousands) of cars of five different models A, B, C, D and E produced during Years 2012-2017. Study the table and answer the questions that follow. 

If 2013 and 2014 are put together, which type of cars constitute exactly 25% of the total number of cars produced in those 2 years? 

A E 

B B 

C D 

D C 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 53 If x = 4 cosA + 5 sinA and y = 4 sin A + 5 cos A, then the value of x2 + y2 is:

A 25 

B 41 

C 0 

D 16 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 54 The radius of a circular garden is 42 m. The distance (in m) covered by running 8 rounds around it, is: (Take π = 22/7

A 2112 

B 1124 

C 3248 

D 4262 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 55 The given table shows the number (in thousands)of cars of five different models A, B. C, D and E produced during Years 2012-2017. Study the table and answer the questions that follow. 

The percentage decrease in the production of which type of car in 2017, with reference to 2016, was the maximum? 

A D 

B E 

C A 

D C 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 56 If x, y, z are three integers such that x + y = 8, y + z = 13 and z + x = 17, then the value of x2/yz is: 

A 7/5

B 18/11

C 1 

D 0 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 57 In △ABC, MN∥BC, the area of quadrilateral MBCN=130 sqcm. If AN : NC = 4 : 5, then the area of △ MAN is:

A 40 cm2

B 45 cm2

C 32 cm2

D 65 cm2

Answer: C 

 

Q. 58 A, B and can individually complete a piece of work in 24 days, 15 days and 12 days,respectively. B and C started the work and worked for 3 days and left. The number of days required by A alone to complete the remaining work, is: 

A 11 

B 15 ½

C 18 

D 13⅕

Answer: D 

 

Q. 59 If x y = 4 and xy = 45, then the value of x3 y3is:

A 822 

B 604 

C 151 

D 82 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 60 A person sells an article at 10% below its cost price. Had he sold it for ₹332 more, he would have made a profit of 20%. What is the original selling price (in ₹) of the article? 

A 996 

B 1328 

C 1028 

D 896 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 61 If the base radius of 2 cylinders are in the ratio 3 : 4 and their heights are in the ratio 4 : 9, then the ratio of their volumes is: 

A 2:1 

B 1:4 

C 1:2 

D 4:1 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 62 A train crosses a pole in 12 sec, and a bridge of length 170 m in 36 sec. Then the speed of the train is: 

A 10.8 km/h 

B 30.75 km/h 

C 25.5 km/h 

D 32.45 km/h 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 63 If ‘+’ means ‘-‘, ‘-‘ means ‘+’, ‘ ‘ means ‘ ‘, and ‘ ‘ means ‘ ‘, then the value of (42−12×3+8÷2+15)/ (8×2−4+9÷3) is:

A -¹⁵/₁₉

B ⁵/₃

C -⁵/₃

D ¹⁵/₁₉

Answer: A  

 

Q. 64 A shopkeeper marks the price of the article in such a way that after allowing a 28% discount, he wants a gain of 12%. If the marked price is ₹224. then the cost price of the article is: 

A ₹168 

B ₹144 

C ₹120 

D ₹196 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 65 ₹4,300 becomes ₹4,644 in 2 years at simple interest. Find the principle amount that will become ₹10,104 in 5 years at the same rate of interest. 

A ₹7,200 

B ₹8,420 

C ₹9,260 

D ₹5,710 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 66 Out of 6 numbers, the sum of the first 5 numbers is 7 times the 6th number. If their average is 136, then the  6th number is: 

A 116 

B 102 

C 96 

D 84 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 67 If A + B = 45, then the value of 2(1 + tan A)(1 + tan B)  is: 

A 4 

B 0 

C 2 

D 1 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 68 If the length of a rectangle is increased by 40%, and the breadth is decreased by 20%,then the area of the rectangle increases by x%. Then the value of x is: 

A 16 

B 20 

C 8 

D 12 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 69 The area of △ABC is 44cm2 . If D is the midpoint of BC and E is the mid point of AB,then the area (in cm2) of △BDE is: 

A 5.5 

B 44 

C 11 

D 22 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 70 The given table shows the number (in thousands) of cars of five different models A, B, C, D and E produced during Years 2012-2017. Study the table and answer the questions that follow. 

In the year 2015, which type of car constitutes exactly 20% of the total number of cars produced that year? 

A E 

B A 

C B 

D D 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 71 If A lies in the first quadrant and 6 tan A = 5, then the value of (8 sinA−4 cosA)/(cosA+2 sinA) is: 

A 16 

B 1 

C 4 

D -2 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 72 The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in a school of 640 students, is 5 : 3. If 30 more girls are admitted in the school, then how many more boys should be admitted so that the ratio of boys to that of the girls, becomes 14 : 9. 

A 30 

B 25 

C 15 

D 20 

Answer: D  

 

Q. 73 A, B and C are three points on a circle such that the angles subtended by the chord AB and AC at the centre O are 110and 130, respectively. Then the value of ∠BAC is: 

A 70

B 75

C 60

D 65

Answer: C 

 

Q. 74 The given table shows the number (in thousands) of cars of five different models A, B, C, D and E produced during Years 2012-2017. Study the table and answer the questions that follow. 

The percentage increase in the total cars in 2016 over 2012, is: 

A 50% 

B 45% 

C 33.33% 

D 62.33% 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 75 If x2a = y2b = z2c ≠ 0 and x2 = yz, then the value of  (ab+bc+ca)/ bc is: 

A 3 

B 3ac 

C 3bc 

D 3ab 

Answer: A 

 

English Comprehension 

Q. 76 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement . 

The Director will agree with the proposal if we do not exceed the budget. 

A agree on a proposal 

B agree to the proposal 

C agreed by the proposal 

D No Improvement 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 77 Select the correct synonym of the given word. 

Obligatory 

A Mandatory 

B Reckless 

C Useless 

D Aggressive 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 78 Select the passive form of the given sentence. 

The manager keeps the work pending. 

A The work are being kept pending by the manager 

B The work was kept pending by the manager 

C The work has been kept pending by the manager 

D The work is kept pending by the manager. 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 79 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. 

One of the boys from our school have been selected for National Badminton Championship. 

A have been selected 

B from our school 

C One of the boys 

D for National Badminton Championship 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 80 Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word. 

We must ______ help to the homeless and physically disabled people. 

A exert 

B donate 

C contribute 

D render 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 81 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. However, the rate of population increase is another important factor to consider.

B. This change can be expressed in two ways. 

C. Growth of population refers to the change in the number of inhabitants of a country.

D. First, in terms of absolute numbers and second, in terms of percentage change. 

A CADB 

B CBDA 

C BDCA 

D BADC 

Answer: B 

 

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. 

Communication plays a (1)______ role in the overall development of man. It can be learnt by our (2)______ efforts. Today, success in our professional life depends on our (3)______ to read, write and speak well which results in effective communication. Barriers (4)______ communication hinder the communication process. It is very important to (5)______ these barriers so that the transmission of the message can be smooth. 

Q. 82 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1 

A lifeless 

B total 

C vital 

D better 

Answer: C 

 

Q. 83 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2 

A conscious 

B contradictory 

C unclear 

D important 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 84 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 3 

A ability 

B facility 

C agility 

D variety 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 85 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4 

A to 

B by 

C against 

D from 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 86 Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 5 

A strengthen 

B overcome 

C succeed 

D create 

Answer: B 

 

Instructions 

For the following questions answer them individually 

Q. 87 Select the word, which means the same as the groups of words given. 

A song sung at a burial 

A Dirge 

B Sonnet 

C Hymn 

D Ballad 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 88 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order 

A. However, they ignore the truth that progress and success are proportional to the labor they put in. 

B. The general human tendency is to find faults in the policies framed by the government. C. They blame the government for their slow progress, expecting miracles and magical transformation in their life. 

D. So people openly criticize and condemn the policy makers. 

A BDCA 

B DBAC 

C CDAB 

D ABCD 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 89 Select the correct synonym of the given word. 

Scintillating 

A Glittering 

B Stinging 

C Flattering 

D Boring 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 90 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. 

I can swim very fast when I was only five. 

A I can swim 

B only five 

C very fast 

D when i was 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 91 Select the correctly spelt word. 

A exhoust 

B exhibit 

C exteract 

D exhail 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 92 Select the appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 

A hard nut to crack 

A Not restrained 

B Easily encouraged 

C Easily disappointed 

D A difficult problem 

Answer: D 

 

Q. 93 Select the correct antonym of the given word. 

Quiescent 

A Dejected 

B Active 

C Peaceful 

D Indifferent 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 94 Select the indirect narration of the given sentence. 

He said to the hotel receptionist, “Can you tell me the tariff of rooms? 

A He enquired the hotel receptionist if he can tell him the tariff of rooms 

B He asked the hotel receptionist if he could tell him the tariff of rooms 

C He asked the hotel receptionist that if he can tell him the tariff of rooms 

D He asked the hotel receptionist to tell him the tariff of rooms 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 95 Select the correctly spelt word. 

A Bouquette 

B Sarcasm 

C Humilliation 

D Retalaite 

Answer: B 

 

Q. 96 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement 

The captain as well the players were responsible for winning the trophy 

A The captain as well as the players was 

B No Improvement 

C As The captain with the players were 

D The captain also the players were 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 97 Select the appropriate meaning of the given idiom. 

To take French leave 

A Leave without any intimation 

B Welcome the host 

C Acknowledge the host 

D Leave with written permission 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 98 Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word. 

Handle this glass table with care because it is ______ 

A fragile 

B frugal 

C volatile 

D ductile 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 99 Select the word, which means the same as the given group of words. 

Something that cannot be heard 

A inaudible 

B infallible 

C irrevocable 

D audible 

Answer: A 

 

Q. 100 Select the correct antonym of the given word. 

Exodus 

A Exit 

B Refund 

C Arrival 

D Departure 

Answer: C 

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