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

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February 18, 2020
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SSC CGL

(4 June 2019 Shift-II) 

Reasoning 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.1 Select the option in which the given figure is embedded. 

Answer: C 

 

Q.2 Which two signs should be interchanged in the following equation to make it correct? 

18 + 6 − 6 ÷ 3 × 3 = 6 

A + and −

B + and ÷ 

C + and ×

D − and ÷ 

Answer: B 

 

Q.3 Select the combination of letters that when sequentially placed in the gaps of the given letter series will complete the series. ac_d_b_cbdd_a_bddb. 

A bdabc 

B bdcab 

C cbdbc 

D bdbca 

Answer: A 

 

Q.4 Two different positions of the same dice are shown. Which number will be at the top if 6 is at the bottom? 

A 2 

B 3 

C 1 

D d: 

Answer: B 

 

Q.5 If BACK is coded as 11312 and CAKE is coded as 51113, then how will MADE be coded as ? 

A 51413 

B 54113 

C 13145 

D 31145 

Answer: B 

 

Q.6 Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are toe numbers of the following set. (10,18, 38) 

A (4, 12, 22) 

B (12, 22, 46) 

C (18, 6, 14) 

D (14, 12, 8) 

Answer: B 

 

Q.7 Which number will replace the question mark (?) in the following series? 2, 5, 11, 23, 44, ? 

A 63 

B 66 

C 51 

D 77 

Answer: D 

 

Q.8 A paper is folded and cut as shown below. How will it appear when unfolded ? 

Answer: A 

 

Q.9 `Action’ is related to ‘Reaction’ in the same way as ‘Stimulus’ is related to ‘_____’ 

A Feedback 

B Reception 

C Vision 

D Response 

Answer: D 

 

Q.10 P is the father of Q and the grandfather of R. who is the brother of S. S’s mother, T, is married to V. T is the sister of Q. How is V related to P? 

A Son 

B Nephew 

C Son-in-law 

D Brother-in-law 

Answer: C 

 

Q.11 10 years ago. a father’s age was times that of his son, and 10 years from now, the fathers age will be 

times that of the son. What will be the sum of the ages of the father and the son at present? 

A 120 years 

B 115 years 

C 110 years 

D 100 years 

Answer: C 

 

Q.12 Select the figure that will come next in the following figure series. 

Answer: B 

 

Q.13 Select the Venn diagram that best illustrates the relationship between the following classes. Parents, Rich Persons. Farmers 

Answer: A 

 

Q.14 Three of the following four numbers are alike in a certain way and oue is different. Pick the number that is different from the rest. 

A 12 

B 14 

C 56 

D 30 

Answer: B 

 

Q.15 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. Hem : sun 

A Ride : Car 

B Atmosphere : Humidity 

C Home : Terrace 

D Vitamin : Fruit 

Answer: D 

 

Q.16 Select the option that is related to the third letter cluster in the sine way as the second letter-cluster is related to the first letter-cluster. BECD : YVXW :: DGEF : ? 

A XUWV 

B WUTV 

C WTVU 

D VRTS 

Answer: C 

 

Q.17 How many triangles are there in the following figure ? 

A 20 

B 14 

C 18 

D 16 

Answer: D 

 

Q.18 Select the correct mirror image of the given figure when the mirror is placed to the right of the figure. 

Answer: D 

 

Q.19 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 cars are vehicles. 

No vehicle is a four-wheeler. 

Conclusions: 

I. No car is a four-wheeler. 

II. All four-wheelers are cars. 

III. Some vehicles are cars. 

A Only conclusion III follows 

B Only conclusion I follows 

C All conclusions follow 

D Only conclusions I and II follow 

Answer: A

 

Q.20 Select the set in which the minibus ow related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set. (7, 13, 21) 

A (17, 22, 30) 

B (9, 16, 25) 

C (2, 8, 16) 

D (12, 18, 25) 

Answer: C 

 

Q.21 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 4 : 32 

A 5 : 62 

B 10 : 160 

C 8 : 248 

D 6 : 108 

Answer: D 

 

Q.22 Three of the following four words are alike in a certain way and one is different. Select the odd word out. 

A Perseverance 

B Firmness 

C Tendency 

D Tenacity 

Answer: C 

 

Q.23 Three of the following four letter•clusters are alike iu a certain way and oue is different. Select the odd one out. 

A HNLJ 

B DGEF 

C MSOQ 

D TWUV 

Answer: A 

 

Q.24 Arrange the following words in a logical and meaningful order. 1. Medicine 2. Diagnosis 3. Prescription 4. Illness 5. Recovery 6. Doctor 

A 4, 6, 3, 2, 1, 5 

B 4, 6, 2, 3, 1, 5 

C 4, 6, 1, 3, 2, 5 

D 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, 5 

Answer: B 

 

Q.25 In a code language, TEMPLE is written as DKOLDS. How will WORSHIP be written as in that language? 

A QJITSPX 

B OGHQRVN 

C VNQUHOR 

D OHGRQNV 

Answer: D 

 

General knowledge 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.26 ______ is a group folk dance of Sikkim performed in honour of Mount Khangchendzonga, the guardian deity of the Sikkimese people. 

A Chu-Faat 

B Tendong Lo Rum Faat 

C Kinchum-Chu-Bomsa 

D Zo-Mal-Lok 

Answer: A 

 

Q.27 The idea of residual powers in Indian constitution has been taken from the constitution of: 

A Canada 

B USA 

C Japan 

D South Africa 

Answer: A 

 

Q.28 Which of the following is the first working prototype of Internet? 

A PANET 

B ARPANET 

C APNET 

D ANET 

Answer: B 

 

Q.29 ____ is the traditional musical instrument of the Limboo community of Sikkim. 

A Chyap-Brung 

B Chutkay 

C Naumati 

D Jeurum Silly 

Answer: A 

 

Q.30 Who was the founder of the Chalukya dynasty ? 

A Mangalesa 

B Kirtivarman 

C Narasimhavarman 

D Pulakesin I 

Answer: D 

 

Q.31 Which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India deals with the Uniform Civil Code? 

A Article 43 

B Article 46 

C Article 44 

D Article 45 

Answer: C 

 

Q.32 Name the first Indian budget carrier to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

A Indigo 

B Jet Airways 

C SpiceJet 

D GoAir 

Answer: C

 

Q.33 How many great powers (Mahajanpadas) existed in the 7th and early 6th centuries BC, during the life time of Lord Gautam Buddha? 

A 16 

B 13 

C 11 

D 17 

Answer: A 

 

Q.34 Which panel set up by the Government of India suggested total decontrol of the sugar industry? 

A Sri Krishna Panel 

B RadheShyam Panel 

C RamSevak Panel 

D Rangarajan Panel 

Answer: D 

 

Q.35 In India, the Project Tiger was started in ______. 

A 1982 

B 1992 

C 1979 

D 1973 

Answer: D 

 

Q.36 Which of the following Public Sector Undertakings was accorded the Maharatna in February 2013 ? 

A ONGC 

B OIL 

C BHEL 

D CIL 

Answer: C 

 

Q.37 Who was the first ever female secretary general of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)? 

A Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed 

B Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley 

C António Guterres 

D Madeleine Albright 

Answer: A 

 

Q.38 Which of the following states passed the Maintenance of Household Registers Bill in March 2019? 

A Assam 

B Mizoram 

C Odisha 

D West Bengal 

Answer: B 

 

Q.39 Which of the following Biosphere Reserves was the first to be established by the Government of India? 

A SundarbBiosphere Reserve 

B Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve 

C Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve 

D Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 

Answer: D 

 

Q.40 Buckminsterfullerene is an allotrope of: 

A Phosphorus 

B Boron 

C Carbon 

D Iron 

Answer: C 

 

Q.41 Which of the following is NOT one of the monarchical states that existed in the 7th and early 6th centuries BC in India? 

A Magadha 

B Avanti 

C Vaishali 

D Kosala 

Answer: C 

 

Q.42 Which of the following is an aldehyde? 

A Propine 

B Propanol 

C Propanal 

D Propanone 

Answer: C 

 

Q.43 Name the pass in Uttarakhand which is used by pilgrims to Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra. 

A Lipu Lekh 

B Pensi La 

C Khardung La 

D Banihal Pass 

Answer: A 

 

Q.44 Name the first ever female prime minister in the world. 

A Sirimavo Bandaranaike 

B Elisabeth Domitien 

C Golda Meir 

D Indira Gandhi 

Answer: A 

 

Q.45 Which team won the Ranji Trophy final 2017? 

A Vidarbha 

B Mumbai 

C Delhi 

D Punjab 

Answer: A 

 

Q.46 Which of the following has a strong fruity fragrance? 

A Methanol 

B Ethyl acetate 

C Methyl chloride 

D Methanoic acid 

Answer: B 

 

Q.47 The Special Olympics World Games 2019 was inaugurated at ________. 

A Sweden 

B Abu Dhabi 

C Austria 

D Germany 

Answer: B 

 

Q.48 Name the state Chandragupta-I got in dowry from the Lichhavis. 

A Prayaga 

B Saketa 

C Pataliputra 

D Ujjain 

Answer: C 

 

Q.49 Name the gland that controls the functioning of other endocrine glands. 

A Rineal gland 

B Pancreas 

C Pituitary gland 

D Adrenal gland 

Answer: C 

 

Q.50 In March 2019, social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) presented a___________ to the Election Commission of India. 

A Centre of Voting List 

B Detailed To Do List 

C Voluntary Code of Ethics 

D Precautionary Code 

Answer: C 

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.51 If [8(x + y)3 − 27(x − y)3 ] ÷ (5y − x) = Ax2 + Bxy + Cy2 , then the value of (A + B + C) is: 

A 26 

B 16 

C 13 

D 19 

Answer: B 

Q.52 If the 8-digit number is divisible by 789x531y is divisible by 72, then the value of (5x — 3y) is: 

A 1 

B 2 

C 0 

D -1 

Answer: D 

 

Q.53 The income of Raju is 20% more than his expenditure. If his income increases by 60% and his expenditure increases by 70%, then by what percent does his savings increase/decrease? 

A It decreases by 2% 

B It increases by 2% 

C It decreases by 10% 

D It increases by 10% 

Answer: D 

 

Q.54 If cosθ = 2p/1+p2, then tanθ is equal to: 

A 1−p2/2p 

B p2/1+p2 

C 1−p2/1+p2 

D 2p/1−p2 

Answer: A 

 

Q.55 The average weight of a certain number of students in a class is 68.5 kg. If 4 new students having weights 72.2 kg, 70.8 kg, 70.3 kg and 66.7 kg join the class, then the average weight of all the students increases by 300 g. The number of students in the class, initially, is: 

A 16 

B 21 

C 11 

D 26 

Answer: A 

 

Q.56 If x is subtracted from each of 23, 39, 32 and 56, the numbers so obtained, in this order, are in proportion. What is the mean proportional between (x + 4) and (3x + 1) ? 

A 10 

B 14 

C 12 

D 15 

Answer: C 

 

Q.57 Renu bought an article for ₹1,240 and sold it at a loss of 25%. With this amount, she bought another article and sold it at a gain of 40%. Her overall percentage profit is: 

A 12 

B 6⅔ 

C 5 

D 15 

Answer: C 

 

Q.58 △ABC is similar to △DEF . The area of △ ABC is 100 cm2 and the area of △DEF is 49 cm 2 If the altitude of △ABC = 5 cm, then the corresponding altitude of △DEF is: 

A 4.5 cm 

B 6 cm 

C 3.5 cm 

D 7 cm 

Answer: C 


Q.59 A takes 30 minutes more than B to cover a distance of 15 km at a certain speed. But if A doubles his speed, he takes one hour less than B to cover the same distance. What is the speed (in km/h) of B? 

A 5 

B 6 

C 6½ 

D 5½  

Answer: B 

 

Q.60 How much iron sheet (in m2) will be needed to construct a rectangular tank measuring 10 m × 8 m × 6 m, if a circular opening of radius one metre is to be left at the top of the tank? (correct to one decimal place) 

A 370.4 

B 370.8 

C 372.9 

D 371.6 

Answer: C

 

Q.61 The table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands). 

If the data regarding the production of cars of type B is represented by a pie-chart. then the angle of the sector representing the production of cars in 2016 will be: 

A 80 

B 72 

C 96 

D 60 

Answer: A 

 

Q.62 The compound interest on a certain sum in 2½ years at 10% p.a., interest compounded yearly, is ₹1,623 The sum is: 

A ₹5,000 

B ₹6,000 

C ₹7,200 

D ₹6,500 

Answer: B 

 

Q.63 [(2sinθ−2sin3)/(2cos3 θ−cosθ)]2 + 1, θ ≠ 45 is equal to: 

A 2tan2 θ

B cot2 θ

C cosec2 θ

D sec2 θ

Answer: D 

 

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

Q.64 The total production of cars of type B in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 taken together is what percent less than the total production of all types of cars in 2017 ? (Correct to one decimal place) ? 

A 15.8 

B 18.2 

C 18.4 

D 17.6 

Answer: D 

 

Q.65 The production of cars of type A in 2015 and of type C in 2013 taken together is approximately what percent of the total production of cars of type D in five years ? 

A 40.2 

B 42.4 

C 43.5 

D 42.8 

Answer: C 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.66 Two circles of radii 10 cm and 8 cm intersect at the points P and Q. If PQ = 12 cm, and the distance between the centres of the circles is x cm. The value of x (correct to one decimal place) is: 

A 12.8 

B 13.3 

C 13.9 

D 14.8 

Answer: B 

 

Q.67 The ratio of the efficiencies of A, B and C is 4 : 5 : 3 Working together, they can complete that work in 25 days. A and C together will complete 35% of that work in: 

A 10 days 

B 12 days 

C 18 days 

D 15 days 

Answer: D 

 

Q.68 The marked price of an article is ₹315 It is sold for ₹288. If there is a loss of 4%, then by what percent above the cost is the article marked? 

A 8 

B 6½ 

C 5½  

D 5 

Answer: D 

 

Q.69 A triangle ABC is inscribed in a circle with centre O. AO is produced to meet the circle at K and AD ⊥ BC. If ∠B = 80 and ∠C = 64 , then the measure of ∠DAK is: 

A 10 

B 16 

C 12 

D 20 

Answer: B 

 

Q.70 In △ABC, AD ⊥ BC and BE ⊥ AC. AD and BE intersect each other at F . If BF = AC, then the measure of ∠ABC is: 

A 70

B 60

C 50

D 45

Answer: D 

 

Q.71 If 16x2 + 9y2 + 4z2 = 24(x − y + z) − 61, then the value of (xy + 2z) is: 

A 1 

B 2 

C 5 

D 3 

Answer: C 

 

Q.72 The value of 5 ÷ 5 of 5 × 2 + 2 ÷ 2 of 2 × 5 − (5 − 2) ÷ 6 × 2 is: 

A 9/5 

B 23/2

C 19

D 19/10

Answer: D 

 

Q.73 The table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands). 

The ratio of the total production of cars of type C and E taken together in 2013 to the total production of cars of type D in 2014 and 2016 and type E in 2017 taken together is: 

A 13:32 

B 5:8 

C 8:13 

D 8:11 

Answer: C 

 

Q.74 If x + y + z = 19, xy + yz + zx = 114, then the value of √(x3 + y3 + z3 − 3xyz) is: 

A 13 

B 19 

C 17 

D 21 

Answer: B 

 

Q.75 If 0 < θ < 90and cos2 θ = 3(cot2 θ − cos2 θ) then the value of  (½ secθ + sinθ )−1 is: 

A 2(√3 − 1)

B √3 + 1

C √3 + 2

D 2(2 − √3)

Answer: D 

English 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

 

Q.76 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. If you join this job now, it proves to be good in the long run. 

A it proves good 

B it will prove to be good 

C No improvement 

D it has proved to be good 

Answer: B 

 

Q.77 Select the antonym of the given word. TENDER 

A gentle 

B warm 

C soft 

D rough 

Answer: D 

 

Q.78 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. She got two quick promotions in order that she has good communication skills. 

A two quick promotions 

B She got 

C in order that 

D she has good communication skills 

Answer: C 

 

Q.79 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. That sort of pollution, which is also widespread in other south east Asian nations, regularly kills wildlife like whales and turtles that ingest the waste. 

B. Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world’s biggest ocean polluters due to its reliance on single-use plastic. 

C. In Thailand also, a whale died last year after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags. 

D. In the latest case, a whale with d: kilos of plastic trash in its stomach died on Saturday in southern Philippines where it was stranded a day earlier. 

A BCAD 

B DABC 

C BADC 

D ABCD 

Answer: C 

 

Q.80 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. get out of hand 

A get out of control 

B give up something 

C get upset 

D to complete a task 

Answer: A 

 

Q.81 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. I look for a better job for the last two months, but nothing is in sight. 

A looked for a better job 

B have been looking for a better job 

C No improvement 

D have looked for a better job 

Answer: B 

 

Q.82 Select the correct active form of the given sentence. The main gate of the building was being guarded by gun-totting guards. 

A Gun-totting guards guarded the main gate of the building. 

B The main gate of the building were guarding gun-totting guards. 

C Gun-totting guards were guarding the main gate of the building. 

D Gun-totting guards have been guarding the main gate of the building. 

Answer: C 

 

Q.83 Select the antonym of the given word. ESCALATE 

A reduce 

B enlarge 

C heighten 

D raise 

Answer: A 

 

Q.84 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. costs an arm and a leg 

A easy to obtain 

B very expensive 

C rarely available 

D nothing to lose 

Answer: B 

 

Q.85 Select the wrongly spelt word. 

A exempt 

B exhale 

C examplify 

D example 

Answer: C 

 

Q.86 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. Do not park your car in front of my house. 

A Your car could not be parked in front of my house. 

B My house should not be parked in front of your car. 

C Your car need not be parked in front of my house. 

D Your car should not be parked in front of my house. 

Answer: D 

 

Q.87 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. The elephant tusks were tracked from the Democratic Republic of Congo for two months. 

B. Customs officials in Thailand say it’s the biggest seizure in the country’s history. 

C. Four tonnes of ivory, with a market value of $6 million – it was an impressive haul. 

D. Officials say they were being transported to Laos, from where they believed the ivory would be sold to customers across Asia. 

A ABCD 

B ACDB 

C CBAD 

D CABD 

Answer: C 

 

Q.88 Select the word which methe same as the group of words given. A person, animal or plant belonging originally to a place 

A occupant 

B resident 

C alien 

D native 

Answer: D 

 

Q.89 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. Due to the Cyclone Idai vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupting in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. 

A vast areas of land have been flooded 

B Due to the Cyclone Idai 

C roads destroyed 

D and communications disrupting 

Answer: D 

 

Q.90 Select the wrongly spelt word. 

A communication 

B comparable 

C compitition 

D comparison 

Answer: C 

 

Q.91 Select the synonym of the given word. TILT 

A straighten 

B slant 

C cross 

D support 

Answer: B 

 

Q.92 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. Scientists at Cambridge University are ______ how plants can give us sustainable energy. 

A scrutinizing 

B inspecting 

C looking 

D investigating 

Answer: D 

 

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: An Italian mayor has been cleaning the streets along with his councilors after their town (1)______ with no manual workers, it’s reported. In fact, (2)______ was sweeping the piazza in front of the (3)______ church in preparation for market day, (4)______ the deputy mayor’s father and a town councilor armed with a high-pressure hose. The town Zerfaliu’s last (5)______ retired six months ago and nobody has been hired since then. “We can’t do anything – we are blocked by bureaucracy,” the mayor says. 

Q.93 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.1 

A leaves 

B has left 

C was leaving 

D was left 

Answer: D 

 

Q.94 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.2 

A he 

B they 

C it 

D she 

Answer: A

 

Q.95 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.3 

A local 

B next 

C near 

D neighbour 

Answer: A 

 

Q.96 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.4 

A as well 

B alongside 

C along 

D also 

Answer: B 

 

Q.97 Select the most appropriate option for blank No.5 

A councillor 

B mayor 

C member 

D worker 

Answer: D 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.98 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. The State Government argued that it could not ______ the increase in the teachers’ salaries as awarded by the court. 

A get 

B afford 

C spare 

D stand 

Answer: B 

 

Q.99 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. A person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging. 

A migrant 

B truant 

C itinerant 

D vagrant 

Answer: D 

 

Q.100 Select the synonym of the given word. GARRULOUS 

A concise 

B throaty 

C guttral 

D talkative 

Answer: D 

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