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

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SSC CGL

(4 June 2019 Shift-III) 

Reasoning 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.1 If FLOWER is coded as 14 and DISTASTE is coded as 18, then how will BUREAUCRAT be coded as? 

A 22 

B 18 

C 20 

D 28 

Answer: A 

 

Q.2 Select the Venn diagram that best illustrates the relationship between the following classes. Graduates, Literates, Hardworking 

Answer: A 

 

Q.3 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 123 

B 789 

C 457 

D 567 

Answer: C 

 

Q.4 Three of the following four letter-clusters are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd one out. 

A MZLY 

B KXJW 

C GESO 

D IVHU 

Answer: C 

 

Q.5 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. DKFM : FIHK :: BLGP : ? 

A DNER 

B CKHO 

C ZNEN 

D DJIN 

Answer: D 

 

Q.6 The sequence of folding a piece of square paper (figures X and Y) and the manner in which the folded paper has been cut (figure Z) are shown. How will the paper appear when unfolded ? 

Answer: D 

 

Q.7 P is the father of Q and R is the son of S. T is the brother of P. Q is the sister of R. How is S related to T? 

A Brother-in-law 

B Daughter 

C Sister-in-law 

D Brother 

Answer: C 

 

Q.8 Three of the following four word pairs are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd word out. 

A Bangladesh : Taka 

B South Korean : Rupiya 

C Russia : Ruble 

D Malaysia : Ringgit 

Answer: B 

 

Q.9 Select the option in which the given figure is embedded. 

Answer: A 

 

Q.10 Select the figure that will come next in the following figure series. 

Answer: D 

 

Q.11 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. Frown : Displeasure 

A Grief : Sorrow 

B Madness : Illness 

C Laugh : Comedy 

D Smile : Ecstasy 

Answer: D 

 

Q.12 How many triangles are there in the following figure? 

A 18 

B 12 

C 14 

D 16 

Answer: D 

 

Q.13 Select the option that is related to the third term in the same way as the second term is related to the first term. 29 : 13 :: 37 : ? 

A 15 

B 21 

C 17 

D 14 

Answer: C 

 

Q.14 Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set. (9, 15, 27) 

A (6, 9, 18) 

B (15, 25, 35) 

C (21, 35, 56) 

D (12, 20, 36) 

Answer: D 

 

Q.15 In a code language if FRIDGE is written as GTLHLK, then in the same language how will you write the word KETTLE? 

A WQLGXK 

B LGWXQK 

C GLXWQK 

D XKWQLG 

Answer: B 

 

Q.16 Three of the following four letter-clusters are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd one out. 

A TUWZ 

B MNPS 

C DEGJ 

D PQTX 

Answer: D 

 

Q.17 What will be the value of the following equation if ‘÷’ means ‘addition’, ‘+’ means ‘subtraction’, ‘−’ means ‘multiplication’ and ‘×’ means ‘division’? 

54 × 6 − 7 ÷ 8 + 2 =? 

A 63 

B 57 

C 69 

D 61 

Answer: C 

 

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

cb_db_cba_bc_bad_c 

A acdcb 

B cabdc 

C acbcd 

D dcbcb 

Answer: A

 

Q.20 Three of the following four words are alike in a certain way and one is different. Pick the odd word out. 

A Benevolence 

B Courtesy 

C Indulgence 

D Hindrance 

Answer: D 

 

Q.21 Anange the following words in a logical and meaningful order. 1. Salary 2. Recruitment 3. Education 4. Promotion 5. School 6. Employment 

A 5, 3, 2, 6, 1, 4 

B 5, 3, 2, 6, 4, 1 

C 5, 3, 4, 1, 2, 6 

D 3, 5, 4, 2, 6, 1 

Answer: A 

 

Q.22 Which two signs should be interchanged in the following equation to make it correct? 

15 − 9 ÷ 6 × 10 + 5 = 25 

A × and −

B + and −

C + and ÷ 

D × and ÷

Answer: B 

 

Q.23 In a code language, SUNDAY is written as DNUAYS. How will MOTHER be written as in that language? 

A HTEOMR 

B HTOERM 

C HOTERM 

D THEORM 

Answer: B 

 

Q.24 Two rotated positions of a dice are given below. Which number will be at the top if ‘3’ is at the bottom? 

A 4 

B 1 

C 2 

D 6 

Answer: C 

 

Q.25 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 mobiles are instruments.

All instruments are heavy items.

Conclusions:

I. Some mobiles are heavy items.

II. No mobile is a heavy item.

III. Some heavy items are instruments. 

A All conclusions follow 

B Only conclusion I follows 

C Only conclusion Ill and either conclusion I or II follow 

D Only conclusions I and Ill follow 

Answer: D 

 

General knowledge 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.26 I As of May 2019, which political party does actor Raj Babbar belong to? 

A Samajwadi 

B Indian National Congress 

C Bahujan Samaj Party 

D Bharatiya Janata Party 

Answer: B 

 

Q.27 Who bagged the 4th Carnot Prize 2018 for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions? 

A Arun Jaitley 

B Harsh Vardhan 

C Hardeep Puri 

D Piyush Goyal 

Answer: D 

 

Q.28 The period between _____ in India’s history is known as the Delhi Sultanate period. 

A 1206 A.D. and 1526 A.D. 

B 1456 A.D. and 1675 A.D. 

C 745 A.D. and 1245 A.D. 

D 1105 A.D. and 1445 A.D. 

Answer: A 

 

Q.29 Mihira Bhoja was the ruler of ……….. 

A Rashtrakuta 

B Chola 

C Pratihara 

D Chalukya 

Answer: C 

 

Q.30 In the year 1978, the ……….. amendment eliminated the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property as a fundamental right. 

A 41st 

B 43rd 

C 44th 

D 42nd 

Answer: C 

 

Q.31 The defending champions _____ won the 85th Ranji Trophy title in 2019. 

A Mumbai 

B Karnataka 

C Saurashtra 

D Vidarbha 

Answer: D 

 

Q.32 Which of the following economic activities employs the maximum number of people in India? 

A Tourism 

B Manufacturing 

C Agriculture 

D Mining 

Answer: C

 

Q.33 Baglihar Dam is constructed on which river? 

A Chenab 

B Ravi 

C Sutlej 

D Indus 

Answer: A 

 

Q.34 who is the author of the book ‘Rajatarangini’? 

A Banabhatta 

B Kalhana 

C Kalidasa 

D Somadeva 

Answer: B 

 

Q.35 In which part of the Indian Constitution are centre-state relations mentioned? 

A Part IV (Article 227 to 234) 

B Part XI (Article 245 to 255) 

C Part X (Article 234 to 240) 

D Part XII (Article 265 to 277) 

Answer: B 

 

Q.36 Who was the first female chief justice of a state high court in India? 

A Syeda Tahira 

B Leila Seth 

C Ruma Pal 

D Fatima Bibi 

Answer: B 

 

Q.37 The amount of light entering into the eye can be controlled and regulated by ………. 

A iris 

B cornea 

C pupil 

D retina 

Answer: C 


Q.38 ‘Mithun’, a cattle breed is found in ……… 

A Tamilnadu 

B Arunachal Pradesh 

C Kerala 

D Maharashtra 

Answer: B 

 

Q.39 Veer Kunwar Singh Jayanti is celebrated in _____ in order to recognise the achievements of Kunwar Singh during the Indian rebellion of 1857. 

A Himachal Pradesh 

B Bihar 

C Uttarakhand 

D Uttar Pradesh 

Answer: B 

 

Q.40 Which cells in our body are popularly called “soldiers of the human body”? 

A Eosinophils 

B White blood cells 

C Red blood cells 

D Basophils 

Answer: B 

 

Q.41 Which hormone leads to the expulsion of milk from the breast during suckling? 

A Estrogen 

B Oxytocin 

C Prolactin 

D progesterone 

Answer: C 

 

Q.42 The festival of Marabats and Badges celebrated in ……… directly confronts social evils and criticises their perpetrators through a procession with effigies. 

A Jabalpur 

B Panaji 

C Nagpur 

D Hyderabad 

Answer: C 

 

Q.43 The Nanda Devi Peak is located in ______. 

A Sikkim 

B Jammu and Kashmir 

C Uttarakhand 

D Assam 

Answer: C 

 

Q.44 Which of the following is a communicable disease? 

A Measles 

B Scurvy 

C Asthma 

D Diabetes 

Answer: A 

 

Q.45 In 2019, Kazakhstan renamed its capital Astana to _____. 

A NurNazar 

B Nursultan 

C Nazarbayev 

D Nurbayev 

Answer: B 

 

Q.46 If there is a lack of money supply in comparison to the supply of goods and services, then the possible consequence would be _____. 

A Hyperinflation 

B Deflation 

C Devaluation 

D Inflation 

Answer: B 

 

Q.47 Which of the following has the highest protein content per gram? 

A Apple 

B Soyabean 

C Wheat 

D Groundnut 

Answer: B 


Q.48 _____ won the inaugural Pro Volleyball League (PVL) title in 2019. 

A Calicut Heroes 

B Chennai Spart 

C Ahmedabad Defenders 

D Kochi Blue Spikers 

Answer: B 

 

Q.49 Vikramashila University was founded by ____ a Pala king. 

A Rajendra Chola 

B Pulakeshin I 

C Mihira Bhoja 

D Dharmapala 

Answer: D 

 

Q.50 21 March 2019 was celebrated by the UN as World Down Syndrome Day and the theme was _____. 

A “Leave no one behind” 

B “All is well” 

C “Together we grow” 

D “Live and let live” 

Answer: A 

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.51 On selling an article for ₹800, a person loses 20% of its selling price. At what price should he sell it to gain 25% on its cost price? 

A ₹1,280 

B ₹1,152 

C ₹1,250 

D ₹1,200 

Answer: D 

 

Q.52 AB and CD are two parallel chords of a circle such that AB = 6 cm and CD = 2AB. Both chords are on the same side of the centre of the circle. If the distance between them is equal to one-fourth of the length of CD, then the radius of the circle is: 

A 3√5cm 

B 4√3cm 

C 4√5cm 

D 5√3cm 

Answer: A 

 

Q.53 If secθ − tanθ = P, then cosecθ =? 

A 2P/1-P2

B (1−P2)/(1+P2)

C P2+1/1-P2

D 2P/1+P2

Answer: C 

 

Q.54 The Table shows the production of different types of cars (in thousands). 

The ratio of the total production of type A cars in 2015 and type B cars in 2014 taken together to the total production of type C cars in 2017 and type E cars in 2015 taken together is: 

A 16:19 

B 4:5 

C 8:9 

D 34:39 

Answer: C 

 

Q.55 The ratio of the efficiencies of A, B and C is 7 : 5 : 4. Working together, they can finish work in 35 days. A and B work together for 28 days. The remaining work will be completed (in days) by C alone: 

A 56 

B 63 

C 49 

D 60 

Answer: A 

 

Q.56 If a2 + b2 + 64c2 + 16c + 3 = 2(a + b) , then the value of 4a7 + b7 + 8c2 is: 

A 3⁷/₈ 

B 4⁷/₈ 

C 41/₈ 

D 5¹/₈  

Answer: D 

 

Q.57 The value of 2⁷₉÷ ( 3⅚÷ ²₇of 2⅓) × [( 2⁶/₇of 4⅕÷ ⅔) ×⁵/₉] is: 

A ¼

B 4 

C ⅟23

D 5 

Answer: D 

 

Q.58 If x + y = 1 and xy(xy – 2) = 12, then the value of x4 + y4 is: 

A 19 

B 25 

C 20 

D 23 

Answer: B 

 

Q.59 If the 8-digit number 179x091y is divisible by 88, the value of (5x — By) is: 

A 4 

B 7 

C 9 

D 5 

Answer: A 

 

Q.60 What will be the compound interest (nearest to ₹1) on a sum of ₹25,000 for 2 years at 12% p.a., if the interest is compounded 8-monthly ? 

A ₹6,394 

B ₹6,439 

C ₹6,493 

D ₹6,349 

Answer: C 

 

Q.61 If (27x3 − 343y3 ) ÷ (3x − 7y) = Ax2 + By2 + 7Cyx , then the value of (4A – B + 5C)is: 

A 0 

B 3 

C 2 

D 1 

Answer: C 

 

Q.62 If a2 + b2 + c2 = 21 , and a + b + c = 7 , then (ab + bc + ca) is equal to: 

A 12 

B 28 

C 14 

D 8 

Answer: C 

 

Q.63 If x is added to each of 12, 28, 21 and 45, the numbers so obtained, in this order, are in proportion. What is the mean proportional between (x +3) and (4x+ 1)? 

A 15 

B 18 

C 10 

D 12 

Answer: A 

 

Q.64 The income of A is 25% more than that of B and the income of C is 65% less than the sum of the incomes of A and B. Income of C is what percent less than the income of A? 

A 28 

B 32 

C 35 

D 37 

Answer: D 

 

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

In the data related to the production of type D cars is represented by a pie chart, then the central angle of the sector representing production of cars in 2015 will be: 

A 72 

B 63 

C 81 

D 99∘ 

Answer: C 

 

Q.66 The areas of the three adjacent faces of a cuboid are 32 cm2 , 24 cm2 and 48 cm2. What is the volume of the cuboid? 

A 192 cm3 

B 256 cm3 

C 288 cm3 

D 128 cm3 

Answer: A 

 

Q.67 Three numbers are such that if the average of any two of them is added to the third number, the sums obtained are 168, 174 and 180 respectively. What is the average of the original three numbers ? 

A 86 

B 87 

C 89 

D 84 

Answer: B 

 

Q.68 The area of a triangle is 15 sq cm and the radius of its incircle is 3 cm. Its perimeter is equal to: 

A 12 cm 

B 20 cm 

C 5 cm 

D 10 cm 

Answer: D 

 

Q.69 The value of θ, when √3cosθ + sinθ = 1(0 ≤ θ ≤ 90 ), is: 

A 90

B 30

C 60

D 0

Answer: A 

 

Instructions 

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

Q.70 The total production of type D cars during 2015 to 2017 is what percent less than the total production of type E cars during 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 taken together? 

A 35 

B 32 

C 28 

D 30 

Answer: D 

 

Q.71 The total production of type C cars in 2015 and type E cars in 2015 taken together is what percent of the total production of cars in 2014 and 2017 taken together ? 

A 22 

B 25 

C 20 

D 27 

Answer: C 

 

Instructions: For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.72 A man purchases 100 copies of a book from the publisher and gets a discount of 25%. He buys 50 copies from a retailer at a discount of 10%. He got an overall discount of: 

A 16.5% 

B 17.5% 

C 20% 

D 35% 

Answer: C 

 

Q.73 In a △ABC, the sides AB and AC are extended to P and Q, respectively. The bisectors of ∠PBC and ∠QCB intersect at a point R If ∠R = 66 , then the measure of ∠A is: 

A 36 

B 24 

C 48 

D 72 

Answer: C 

 

Q.74 Anu allows a discount on the marked price Of an article and still makes a profit Of 25%. If she gains ₹44.80 on the sale of the article, then the cost price of the article is: 

A ₹188.80 

B ₹192.80 

C ₹184.20 

D ₹179.20 

Answer: D 

 

Q.75 ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral in which ∠A =67 and ∠B =92 . What is the difference between the measures of ∠C and ∠D? 

A 29

B 27

C 19

D 25

Answer: D 

 

English 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.76 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. actions speak louder than words 

A take up a task that you cannot finish 

B what you do is more important than what you say 

C do something without planning 

D look for solutions in the wrong place 

Answer: B 

 

Q.77 Select the correct active form of the given sentence. The crop was adversely affected by the inadequate rainfall. 

A The adverse rainfall has affected the inadequate crop. 

B The inadequate rainfall was adversely affecting the crop. 

C The inadequate rainfall adversely affected the crop. 

D The inadequate crop adversely affected the rainfall. 

Answer: C 

 

Q.78 Select the antonym of the given word. PARDON 

A mercy 

B punish 

C kindness 

D grace 

Answer: B 

 

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

A. And 844 million don’t have access to clean water close to home, according to the latest report by WaterAid. 

B. Around 4 billion people in the world live in physically water-scarce areas. 

C. It is because globally we use six times as much water today as we did 100 years ago. 

D. The world’s water crisis is getting worse. 

A DACB 

B BDCA 

C CADB 

D BADC 

Answer: D 

 

Q.80 Select the word which me the same as the group of words given. A person who draws or produces maps 

A calligrapher 

B cartographer 

C lexicographer 

D choreographer 

Answer: B 

 

Q.81 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. A cylindrical container bulging out in the middle, traditionally made of wooden staves for keeping oil, beer etc. 

A bin 

B bushel 

C barrel 

D bale 

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: Eager to control the South Atlantic, the British Navy had tasked Admiral Byron (1)…….. settling an island off the South American coast (2)……….. ships could resupply, and then finding an alternative (3)…………. to the East Indies. After rounding the tip of South America, Admiral Byron confronted the world’s (4)………….. body of water: the endless Pacific Ocean. After a month of empty blue horizon, a tiny island (5)……………… Byron joyously described the island’s “beautiful appearance — surrounded by a beach of the finest white sand — and covered with tall trees.” 

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

A for 

B from 

C of 

D with 

Answer: D 

 

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

A there 

B when 

C where 

D wherever 

Answer: C 

 

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

A route 

B road 

C path 

D me 

Answer: A 

 

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

A larger 

B large 

C more larger 

D largest 

Answer: D 

 

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

A came out 

B appeared 

C showed 

D stood up 

Answer: B 

 

Instructions For the following questions answer them individually 

Q.87 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. If I have money, I purchase this house. 

A I purchased 

B No improvement 

C I have purchased 

D I will purchase 

Answer: D 

 

Q.88 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom. pull someone’s leg 

A trust someone 

B joke with someone 

C get upset with someone 

D tell someone a secret 

Answer: B 

 

Q.89 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. A number of Indian goods face a _____ competition from Chinese goods in terms of prices and looks. 

A angry 

B powerful 

C fierce 

D bold 

Answer: C 

 

Q.90 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement. She read that novel since she got up in the morning. 

A No improvement 

B has been reading that novel 

C reads that novel 

D has read that novel 

Answer: B 

 

Q.91 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank. Many items made of ivory were _____ from a dealer in antiques by the customs authorities at the Delhi airport. 

A appropriated 

B confiscated 

C annexed 

D hijacked 

Answer: B 

 

Q.92 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. She lost a big order from a known showroom in case of her own carelessness. 

A in case of 

B her own carelessness 

C She lost a big order 

D from a known showroom 

Answer: A 

 

Q.93 Select the synonym of the given word. INEPT 

A capable 

B fit 

C strong 

D clumsy 

Answer: D 

 

Q.94 Select the wrongly spelt word. 

A exchange 

B exercise 

C exite 

D exclaim 

Answer: C

 

Q.95 Select the synonym of the given word. INARTICULATE 

A fluent 

B inevitable 

C eloquent 

D incoherent 

Answer: D 

 

Q.96 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence. Please show me my son’s Mathematics notebook. 

A I will please be shown my son’s Mathematics notebook. 

B I may please be shown my son’s Mathematics notebook. 

C My son’s Mathematics notebook was please shown to me. 

D My son may please be shown the Mathematics notebook. 

Answer: B 

 

Q.97 Select the wrongly spelt word. 

A comparable 

B commission 

C committee 

D consceince 

Answer: D 

 

Q.98 Select the antonym of the given word. EXCEPTIONAL 

A uncommon 

B unthinkable 

C unimaginable 

D unremarkable 

Answer: D 

 

Q.99 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. Torrential rains and winds of up to 170 km per hour swept away roads, homes and bridges and knocked down power and communication lines. 

A knocking down 

B homes and bridges 

C swept away roads 

D winds of upto 

Answer: A 

 

Q.100 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order. 

A. An estimated 70% of this plastic which enters the sea sinks. 

B. This is a problem that stretches far beyond India. 

C. Eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans every year, causing damage to the fragile ecosystem. 

D. And much of it is not biodegradable. 

A CADB 

B ABDC 

C CDBA 

D ADBC 

Answer: A 

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