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SSC CGL Tier-I 04 June 2019 Shift-I Previous Year Paper

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SSC CGL

(4 June 2019 Shift-I) 

Reasoning 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.1 If DIG is coded as 25 and CUT is coded as 49. then how will KICK be coded as? 

A 43 

B 39 

C 41 

D 34 

Answer: B 

 

Q.2 Select the option in which the given figure is embedded. 

Rotation not allowed. 

Answer: D 

 

Q.3 A paper is folded and cut as shown below. How will it appear when unfolded ? 

Answer: D 

 

Q.4 Select the figure that will come next in the following figure series. 

Answer: D 

 

Q.5 Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set. (9,35,16) 

A (16,50,64) 

B (25,30,4) 

C (36,55,25) 

D (81,65,36) 

Answer: C 

 

Q.6 Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set. (3,24,4) 

A (6,35,11) 

B (2,30,8) 

C (12,84,4) 

D (4,72,9) 

Answer: D 

 

Q.7 Three of the following four letter-clusters are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd one out. 

A CFIL 

B GHIJ 

C MOQS 

D PSUX 

Answer: D 

 

Q.8 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 126 

B 189 

C 254 

D 217 

Answer: C 

 

Q.9 In a family of eight persons, there are two couples. each having two children, B and D are brothers and each has two children. E is the aunt of A. who is the cousin brother of C. C is the sister of H. who is the cousin brother of G. F is the wife of B, How is H related to F? 

A Nephew 

B Son-in-law 

C Son 

D Brother-in-law 

Answer: A 

 

Q.10 Arrange the following words in a logical and meaningful order. 

1. Buy 2. Dinner 3. Market 4. Vegetables 5. Cook 

A 1,4,5,3,2 

B 3,5,4,1,2 

C 4,5,3,1,2 

D 3.4,1.s,2 

Answer: D 

 

Q.11 Select the Venn diagram that best illustrates the relationship between the following classes. Uncle. Relatives. Rich 

Answer: D 

 

Q.12 Two different positions of the same dice are shown. Which number will be at the top if 6 is at the bottom ? 

A 4 

B 3 

C 5 

D 2 

Answer: D 

 

Q.13 ‘Lawyer‘ is related to ‘Justice‘ in the same way as ‘Arbitrator‘ is related to ‘___________‘. 

A Judgment 

B Injustice 

C Settlement 

D Communication 

Answer: C 

 

Q.14 Three of the following four words are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd word out. 

A Groundnut 

B Mustard 

C Cumin 

D Fennel 

Answer: A 

 

Q.15 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: 

All rulers are machines. 

Some machines are costly items. 

Conclusions: 

I. Some rulers are costly items. 

II. Some costly items are machines. 

III. All costly items are machines. 

A Both conclusions Hand III follow 

B Both conclusions I and II follow 

C Only conclusion II follows 

D Only conclusion I follows 

Answer: C 

 

Q.16 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. CEGI : AGEK :: DFHJ : ? 

A CHFI 

B CGIK 

C BHFL 

D BDJK 

Answer: C 

 

Q.17 Select the combination of letters that when sequentially placed in the gaps of the given letter series will complete the series. b_bab_bc_abbb_ba_b 

A cbbac 

B cbabc 

C cbbcb 

D bcbab 

Answer: C 

 

Q.18 Which number will replace the question mark (?) in the following series? 

3, 7, 16, 35, ?, 153 

A 84 

B 74 

C 78 

D 63 

Answer: B 

 

Q.19 In a code language. VICTORY is written as CIVSYRO. How will TRAITOR be written as in that language? 

A RATHORT 

B RTAJORT 

C ARTJOTR 

D ARTHROT 

Answer: D

 

Q.20 Select the number-pair in which the two numbers are related in the same way as me the two numbers of the following number-pair. 36 : 84 

A 27 : 63 

B 21 : 51 

C 57 : 135 

D 45 : 95 

Answer: A 

 

Q.21 ₹1875 is divided among A, B and C in such a way that A‘s share is half of the combined share of B and C. and B’s share is one-fourth of the combined share of A and C. By what amount is C’s share more than that of A ? 

A ₹500 

B ₹225 

C ₹250 

D ₹200 

Answer: C 

 

Q.22 Select the word-pair in which the two words are related in the same way as are the two words in the following word-pair. Book : Thesaurus 

A Tree : Forest 

B Reptile : Python 

C Furniture : Wood 

D Tennis : Ball 

Answer: B 

 

Q.23 Which two signs should be interchanged in the following equation to make it correct? 

12 − 8 + 12 × 9 ÷ 3 = 9 

A + and ÷ 

B + and × 

C − and ÷ 

D + and − 

Answer: A 

 

Q.24 How many squares are there in the following figure ? 

A 12 

B 16 

C 13 

D 14 

Answer: D 

 

Q.25 Select the correct mirror image of the given figure when the mirror is placed to the right of the figure. 

Answer: D 

 

General knowledge 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.26 dance, performed by Buddhists to ward off evil spirits, is a dance form of Himachal Pradesh. 

A Chham 

B Natya 

C Dham 

D Gogra 

Answer: A 

 

Q.27 The Musi and Bhima are tributaries of the river. 

A Mahanadi 

B Krishna 

C Kaveri 

D Brahmaputra 

Answer: B 

 

Q.28 The Malimath Committee Report deals with: 

A judicial delays 

B textile sector reforms 

C criminal justice system reforms 

D stock market reforms 

Answer: C 

 

Q.29 Who attacked and looted the famous Somnath temple in 1026 AD? 

A Muhammad Ghori 

B Mahmud of Ghazni 

C Nadir Shah 

D Genghis Khan 

Answer: B 

 

Q.30 Which country was the first to implement Goods and Services Tax (GST)? 

A France 

B USA 

C Germany 

D Canada 

Answer: A 

 

Q.31 Which of the following is mined in the Badampahar mines of Odisha? 

A Azurite 

B Dolomite 

C Bauxite 

D Hematite 

Answer: D 

 

Q.32 Sundari, a well known species of trees, is found in: 

A tropical rainforests 

B Himalayan mountains 

C tropical deciduous forests 

D mangrove forests 

Answer: D

 

Q.33 The Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) was established by Dorabji Tata in: 

A 1919 

B 1913 

C 1907 

D 1911 

Answer: C 

 

Q.34 Who was the first female Director General of Police in Puducherry? 

A Aswathy Tonge 

B Kanchan Choudhary 

C Kiran Bedi 

D Sundari Nanda 

Answer: D 

 

Q.35 Which of the following elements is a metalloid? 

A Tin 

B Bismuth 

C Silicon 

D Phosphorus 

Answer: C 

 

Q.36 Methylpropane is an isomer of: 

A n-hexane 

B n-butane 

C n-propane 

D n-pentane 

Answer: B 

 

Q.37 According to The Economist Intelligence Unit report ‘Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019’, which of the following is NOT one of the three cheapest cities in India? 

A Mumbai 

B Bengaluru 

C New Delhi 

D Chennai 

Answer: A 

 

Q.38 Which of the following places was ruled by the Wadiyar dynasty? 

A Mysore 

B Guwahati 

C Jabalpur 

D Patna 

Answer: A 

 

Q.39 Name the first ever judge of the Supreme Court against whom the motion of impeachment was introduced into Parliament in Independent India. 

A Justice Viraswami 

B Justice Ramaswami 

C Justice Mahajan 

D Justice Subba Rao 

Answer: B 

 

Q.40 In March 2019, was sworn in as the new chief minister of Goa, following the demise of Manohar Parrikar. 

A Vasundhara Raje 

B H D Kumaraswamy 

C Ashok Gehlot 

D Pramod Sawant 

Answer: D 

 

Q.41 J J Thomson received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of. 

A protons 

B electrons 

C neutrons 

D positrons 

Answer: B 

 

Q.42 Which queen died fighting Mughal armies while defending Garha Katanga in 1564? 

A Rani Avantibai 

B Rani Rudrambara 

C Rani Durgavati 

D Rani Ahilyabai 

Answer: C 

 

Q.43 Which gas in its solid state is also known as dry ice? 

A Nitrogen 

B Carbon dioxide 

C Oxygen 

D Hydrogen 

Answer: B 

 

Q.44 The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to reintroduce in the 2022 Asian Games to be held at Hangzhou, China after it was dropped in 2018. 

A fencing 

B cricket 

C soccer 

D volleyball 

Answer: B 

 

Q.45 The property of catenation is predominant in. 

A sulphur 

B nitrogen 

C silicon 

D carbon 

Answer: D 

 

Q.46 ‘Thoda’ a sport dance belongs to which of the following states? 

A Sikkim 

B Andhra Pradesh 

C Haryana 

D Himachal Pradesh 

Answer: D 

 

Q.47 The lone gold medal for India was won by at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament held at Helsinki, Finland. 

A Kavinder Singh Bisht 

B Naveen Kumar 

C Mohammed Hussamuddin 

D Shiva Thapa 

Answer: A 

 

Q.48 The edition of the India-Indonesia coordinated patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) held from 19 March to 4th April 2019 was inaugurated at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

A 23rd

B 42nd

C 45th

D 33rd

Answer: D 

 

Q.49 _______ is the founder of Facebook. 

A Mark Zuckerberg 

B Brian Acton 

C Jimmy Wales 

D Larry Page 

Answer: A 

 

Q.50 The Indian National Association was established in 1876 by in Calcutta. 

A Badruddin Tyabji 

B v K Chiplunkar 

C Anand Mohan Bose 

D Sisir Kumar Ghosh 

Answer: C 

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.51 A circle is inscribed in a triangle ABC. It touches the sides AB. BC and AC at the points R. P and Q respectively. If AQ = 4.5 cm. PC = 5.5 cm and ER = 6 cm then the perimeter of the triangle ABC is: 

A 30.5 cm 

B 28 cm 

C 32 cm 

D 26.5 cm 

Answer: C 

 

Q.52 The table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands). 

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

A 102

B 84

C 70

D 80

Answer: B 

 

Q.53 A truck covers a distance of 384 km at a certain speed. If the speed is decreased by 16 km/h. It will take 2 hours more to cover the same distance. 75% of its original speed (in km/h) is: 

A 45 

B 54 

C 48 

D 42 

Answer: C 

 

Q.54 The ratio of the ages of A and B. four years ago. was 4 : 5, Eight years from now, the ratio of the ages of A and B will be 11 : 13. What is the sum of their present ages? 

A 80 years 

B 96 years 

C 72 years 

D 76 years 

Answer: A 

 

Q.55 In △ABC, F and E are the points on sides AB and AC. respectively, such that FE ∥ BC and FE divides the triangle in two parts of equal area. If AD ⊥ BC and AD intersects FE at G, then GD : AG = ? 

A √2: 1 

B (√2 − 1) : 1 

C 2√2 : 1 

D (√2 + 1) : 1 

Answer: B 

 

Q.56 If 4 − 2sin2 θ − 5cosθ = 0, 0 < θ < 90 , then the value of sinθ + tanθ is: 

A 3√2/2 

B 3√3/2 

C 3√2 

D 2√3 

Answer: B 

 

Q.57 The table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands).

What is the ratio of the total production of cars of type A in 2014 and type C in 2013 taken together to the total production of cars of type B in 2016 and type E in 2015 taken together? 

A 12 : 13 

B 11 : 12 

C 10 : 11 

D 12 : 11 

Answer: A 

 

Q.58 If decreasing 120 by x% gives the same result as increasing 40 by x%, then x% of 210 is what percent less than (x+20)%of 180? 

A 33¹⁄3

B 18 

C 162⁄3

D 20 

Answer: C 

 

Q.59 If (5√5x3 − 3√81y3 ) ÷ (√5x − 3√3y) = (Ax2 + By2 + Cxy) , then the value of (6A + B − C)√15 is: 

A 10 

B 9 

C 15 

D 12 

Answer: D 

 

Q.60 If a nine-digit number 985x3678y is divisible by 72. then the value of (4x — 3y) is: 

A 5

B 4 

C 6 

D 3 

Answer: B

 

Q.61 If sinθ =p²-1/p²+1 , then cosθ is equal to: 

A 2p/1+p

B p/2−1 

C p/1+p2 

D 2p/p2−1 

Answer: A 

 

Q.62 The ratio of the efficiencies of A, B and C is 2 : 5 : 3. Working together. They can complete work in 27 days. B and C together can completes 4/9 the part of that work in: 

A 27 days 

B 15 days 

C 17¹/₇ days 

D 24 days 

Answer: B 

 

Q.63 The average of twelve numbers is 42. The average of the last five numbers is 40, and that of the first four numbers is 44. The 6th number is 6 less than the fifth and 5 less than the 7th number. The average of the 5th and the 7th numbers is: 

A 44 

B 44.5 

C 43 

D 43.5 

Answer: B 

 

Q.64 If x + y + z = 19, x2 + y2 + z2 = 133 and xz = y2 , then the difference between z and x is: 

A 5 

B 3 

C 6 

D 4 

Answer: A 

 

Q.65 (2+tan2θ+cot2θ) /(secθcosecθ) is equal to: 

A cotθ 

B cosθsinθ

C secθcosecθ

D tanθ

Answer: C 

 

Q.66 In a circle of radius 10 cm, with centre O. PQ and PR are two chords each of length 13 cm PO intersects chord QR at the points 5. The length of OS is: 

A 2.8 cm 

B 2.5 cm 

C 3.2 cm 

D 3 cm 

Answer: A 

 

Q.67 A sum amounts to ₹8,028 in 3 years and to ₹12,042 in 6 years at a certain rate percent per annum, when the interest is compounded yearly. The sum is: 

A ₹5,352 

B ₹5,235 

C ₹5,325 

D ₹5,253 

Answer: A 

 

Q.68 The value of 2 × 3 ÷ 2 of 3 × 2 ÷ (4 + 4 × 4 ÷ 4 of 4 − 4 ÷ 4 × 4)  is: 

A 8 

B 1 

C 4 

D 2 

Answer: D 

 

Q.69 After giving two successive discounts. each of 35%. on the marked price of an article. total discount is ₹259.20. If the marked price of the article is ₹720, then the value of x is: 

A 18 

B 24 

C 20 

D 25 

Answer: C 

 

Q.70 A solid cube of volume 13824 cm3 is cut into S cubes of equal volumes. The ratio of the surface area of the original cube to the sum of the surface areas of three of the smaller cubes is: 

A 2 : 3 

B 4 : 3 

C 8 : 3 

D 2 : 1 

Answer: B 

 

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

Q.71 The total production of type B cars in 2012, 2014 and 2015 taken together is approximately what percent more than the total production of type A cars in 2013 and 2016 taken together? 

A 31.9 

B 33.2 

C 36.3 

D 34.4 

Answer: A 

 

Q.72 The number of years. in which the production of cars of type B is less than the average production of type D cars over the years. is: 

A 1. 4 

B 1 

C 3 

D 2 

Answer: D 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.73 A person sold an article at a loss of 15%. Had he sold it for ₹30.60 more. he would have gained 9%. To gain 10%. he should have sold it for: 

A ₹140.25 

B ₹132 

C ₹130 

D ₹128.40 

Answer: A 

 

Q.74 In a △ABC, the bisectors of ∠B and ∠C meet at point O,inside the triangle. If ∠BOC = 122∘ , then the measure of ∠A is 

A 64∘ 

B 62∘ 

C 72∘ 

D 68∘ 

Answer: A 

 

Q.75 If x4 + x −4 = 194, x > 0 , then the value of (x − 2)2 is: 

A 1 

B 6 

C 2 

D 3 

Answer: D 

English 

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: Seoul’s city government is asking people for help to correct poorly translated street signs with prizes on offer for (1)_____ who spot the most errors. It’s running (2)_____ two-week campaign calling on Koreans and foreigners (3)_____ to keep their eyes peeled for (4)_____ in English, Japanese and Chinese text, the Korea Times reports. There’s a (5)_____ focus on public transport signs, maps and information signs at historic sites, as part of a drive to improve the experience of foreign tourists in the South Korean capital. 

Q.76 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.1. 

A this 

B those 

C that 

D these 

Answer: B 

 

Q.77 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.2. 

A one 

B the 

C an 

D a 

Answer: D 

 

Q.78 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.3. 

A same 

B similarly 

C alike 

D likely 

Answer: C 

 

Q.79 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.4. 

A guffaws 

B blunder 

C oversight 

D mistakes 

Answer: D 

 

Q.80 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.5. 

A particular 

B important 

C signifying 

D meticulous 

Answer: A 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.81 Select the synonym of the given word. COERCE 

A enchant 

B pressurize 

C cajole 

D leave 

Answer: B 

 

Q.82 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. We had to decline several orders in case that the production was held up due to labour strike. 

A in case that 

B the production was held up 

C due to labour strike 

D We had to decline 

Answer: A 

 

Q.83 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. His company has the ______ of producing the best cricket balls in the country. 

A opinion 

B brand 

C reputation 

D position 

Answer: C 

 

Q.84 Select the antonym of the given word. EXPANSION 

A inflation 

B augmentation 

C extension 

D compression 

Answer: D 

 

Q.85 Select the antonym of the given word. SCARCE 

A scanty 

B few 

C seldom 

D plentiful 

Answer: D 

 

Q.86 Select the wrongly spelt word. 

A calander 

B career 

C callous 

D carriage 

Answer: A 

 

Q.87 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. Around sixty bands in colourful _____ took part in the Notting Hill Carnival. 

A clothings 

B costumes 

C apparels 

D dressing 

Answer: B 

 

Q.88 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. A person, animal or plant much below the usual height 

A wizard 

B dwarf 

C creature 

D witch 

Answer: B 

 

Q.89 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. The workers of this textile factory demand higher wages for a long time. 

A have been demanding higher wages 

B demanded higher wages 

C No improvement 

D has demanded higher wages 

Answer: A 

 

Q.90 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. If you park your car here, the traffic police has fined you. 

A will fine you 

B No improvement 

C fine you 

D fined you 

Answer: A 

 

Q.91 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. The cafe’s owner says he’s interested in conservation, and hopes customers will realise the animals are worth saving, even though they often have a bad reputation.

B. None of them are venomous, meaning customers can get up close and personal with the reptiles.

C. Here you sip your drink in the company of 35 snakes.

D. This cafe, which has just opened in Tokyo, is not for the faint-hearted. 

A DBCA 

B DCBA 

C ABCD 

D ABDC 

Answer: C 

 

Q.92 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

A. An environmental group performed a necropsy on the animal and found about 40 kilograms of plastic, including grocery bags and rice sacks.

B. A 4.7-metre long whale died on Saturday in Phillipines where it was stranded a day earlier.

C. “It’s very disgusting and heartbreaking,” he said. “We’ve done necropsies on 61 dolphins and whales in the last 10 years and this is one of the biggest amounts of plastic we’ve seen”.

D. “The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the trash filling its stomach,” said Darrell Blatchley, Director of D’ Bone Collector Museum lnc.. 

A ABCD 

B DABC 

C BADC 

D BACD 

Answer: C 

 

Q.93 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. To play ducks and drakes 

A to use recklessly 

B to change places 

C to be friendly 

D to act cleverly 

Answer: A 

 

Q.94 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique although it tore across Southern Africa. 

A Cyclone Idai killed 

B it tore across 

C although 

D at least 157 people 

Answer: C

 

Q.95 Select the correct active form of the given sentence. Every passing vehicle was being thoroughly checked by the guards. 

A The guards were thoroughly checking every passing vehicle. 

B The guards have thoroughly checked every passing vehicle. 

C Every passing vehicle were thoroughly checking the guards. 

D The guards have been thoroughly checking every passing vehicle. 

Answer: A 

 

Q.96 Select the wrongly spelt word. 

A exploite 

B explicit 

C expire 

D explode 

Answer: A 

 

Q.97 Select the synonym of the given word. CHRONIC 

A ordinary 

B persistent 

C common 

D temporary 

Answer: B 

 

Q.98 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. At daggers drawn 

A deceiving somebody 

B without hope 

C friendly with each other 

D bitterly hostile 

Answer: D 

 

Q.99 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. A student who idly or without excuse absents himself/herself from school 

A truant 

B vagrant 

C itinerant 

D migrant 

Answer: A 

 

Q.100 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. Do not buy medicines without the doctor’s prescription. 

A Medicines should not be bought without the doctor‘s prescription. 

B Medicines need not be bought without the doctor’s prescription 

C Medicines might not be bought without the doctor’s prescription 

D Medicines could not be bought without the doctor‘s prescription 

Answer: A 

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