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www.gradestack.com/ssc PART A GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING (a) XXII (B) XIII Directions (1-8): Select the related letters/word/ (c) XVI (d) IV number/figure from the given alternatives. 21. A, C, F, J, O, U, ? 1. 248 : 3 : : 328 : ? (a) Z (b) G (a) 7 (b) 5 (c) B (d) I 22. If SUMMER is coded as RUNNER, the code for (c) 4 (d) 6 WINTER will be. 2. 212: 436::560:? (a) SUITER (b) VIOUER (a) 786 (b) 682 (c) WALKER (d) SUFER (c) 784 (d) 688 23. In a certain language, PLAY is coded as QOFF. How is 3. VXZ : JLN : : GIK : ? GAME coded in same language? (a) QSO (b) QRS (a) HDSM (b) HERK (c) OQS (d) LMO (c) HDRL (d) HFQK 4. Command: Order:: Confusion :? 24. In a certain language, CELL is coded as 97. How is (a) discipline (b) Clarity HOME coded in same language? (c)Chaos (d) Problem (a) 57 (b) 66 5. FRIEND : FPIBNZ : : MENTOR : (c) 79 (d) 97 (a)MCNOQN (b) MCNQON 25. Introducing Reena, Monu said, “She is the only (c) MNCNOQ (c) CMQNNO daughter of my mother’s housband then how Reena 6. Ice: coldness: : Earth : ? related to monu.” (a) Weight (b) Gravitation (a) Aunt (b) Niece (c) Jungle (d) Sea (c) Cousin (d) sister 7. 24: 60 : : 120 :? 26. If X is the brother of the son of Y’s son. How is X (a) 160 (b) 220 related to Y? (c) 300 (d) 108 (a) Son (b) Brother 8. ACEG : IKMO : : QSUW : ? (c) Grandson (d) Uncle (a)XBDF (b)MOQS 27. If W = 23, STRONG = 93, then WEAK =? (c)YACE (d)BDFS (a) 41 (b) 38 Directions (9- 17) find the odd word /number/letters (c) 44 (d) 40 from the given alternatives. 28. From the given alternatives select the word which 9. (a) Degree (b) Octal can be formed using the letters given in the word. (c) Hexadecimal (d) Binary PRONUNCIATION 10. (a) 2, 15 (b) 7, 25 (a) RATION (b) NATURAL (c) 3, 12 (d) 17, 41 (c) PRINTING (d) PUNCTUATION 11. (a) Red (b) Yellow (c) Blue (d) Green Directions (29-30): Arrange the following words as per 12. (a) Australia (b) Asia order in the dictionary. (c) Africa (d) USA 29. A. Noble B. Nobilitary C. Noblesse 13. (a) Assam (b) Mizoram D. Nobility E. Nobble (c) West Bengal (d) Nagaland (a) A, D, C, B, E (b) C,D, A, B, E 14. (a) 64 (b) 15 (c) E, B, D, A, C (d) B,D, C, E, A (c) 70 (d) 42 30. (A) Sound (B) Socks (C) Sounid 15. (a) 50 – 66 (b) 32 – 48 (D) Sockies (E) Soind (c) 64 – 80 (d) 63- 77 (a) B, D, E, C, A (b) B, D, E, A, C 16. (a) 34 – 43 (b)55 – 62 (c) D, B, E, A, C (d) D, B, E, C, A (c) 62 – 71 (d) 83 – 92 Directions :( 31) : In the following question you have to 17. (a) 246 (b) 356 identify the correct response from the given premises (c) 527 (d)639 stated according to following symbols. Directions (18-21): A series is given with one/ two 31. If ˃ = , ˅ = x, ˂ = +, ˄= - , + = =, x = ˂, - = ˃ term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the (a) 6˂ 2˃ 3˄ 8 ˅ 4 +13 (b) 6 ˄2˂ 3 ˃8 ˂4 -13 given ones that will complete the series. (c) 6 ˅2˂ 3˄ 8 ˃4 ×13 (d) 6˃2 ˅3˂ 8˄ 4 +13 18. 5, 9, 17, 33, ? , 129 32. Find the missing number form the given responses. 6 15 20 (a) 55 (b) 45 8 4 5 (c) 65 (d) 75 3 5 20 19. 42, 40, 38, 35, 33, 31, 28, ? , ? __ __ __ (a) 25, 22 (b) 26, 23 51 65 ? (c) 26, 24 (d) 25, 23 (a) 56 (b) 120 20. XXIV, XX, ? XII, VIII (c) 51 (d) 12

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34. A statement followed by two assumptions I & II is given. You have to consider the statement to be true even if they seem at variance from commonly known facts and decide which one of the four given alternatives is correct. Statement: If people are intelligent they should be creative. Assumptions: (I) Creativity and intelligence are related. (II) Creative people are intelligent. (a) Only I is valid (b) Only II is valid (c) Both I and II are valid (d) Both I and II are invalid 35. Two statements are given followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the two statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions van definitely be drawn from the given statements. Indicate your answer. Statements: (I) Irregularity is a cause for failure in exams. (II) Some regular students fail in the examinations. Conclusions: (I) All failed students are regular. (II) All successful students are not regular. (a) Only I follows (b) Only II follows (c) Neither I nor II follows (d) Both I and II follow 36. In the following figure, the boys who are athletic and are disciplined are indicated by which number?

I II III (a) 3 (b) 5 (c) 1 (d) 6 Direction (38-39): In each of the question below, there are two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusion(s) follow(s) from the given statement. Give answer (1) if only conclusion I follows. Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows. Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows. Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows. 38. Statements: 1. No stick is door. 2. All doors are pens. 3. Some pens are houses. Conclusions: I. No stick is house. II. Some pens are doors. 39. Statements: 1. All men are parrots. 2. Some parrots are cows. 3. All cows are hens. Conclusions: I. Some men are hens. II. No man is hen 40. Find out which of the diagrams given in the alternatives correctly represents the relationship stated in the question. Apples, Golden apples, Fruits

(a) (b) (c) (d) 41. How many triangles are there in the following figure?

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42. Town D is towards East of town F. Town B is towards North of town D. Town H is towards South of town D. Towards which direction is town H from town F ? (a) East (b) South-East (c) North-East (d) Data inadequate 43. Choose a figure which would most closely resemble the unfolded form of Figure (Z). (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 6 (d) 10 37. Three positions of a dice are given, find out on their basis that which digit will be opposite to ‘2’?

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(a) (b) (c) (d) 44. Which of the given answer figures will be the correct mirror reflection? Question figure

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(a) (b) (c) (d) Direction (50): A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., C can be represented by 14, 21, etc., and K can be represented by 76, 88, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word JADE. Matrix – I Matrix – II

(a) (b) (c) (d) 47. From the given options, find that answer figure in which the question figure is embedded? Question figure

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50. JADE (a) 87, 43, 33, 42 (c) 75, 43, 10, 23

(b) 85, 43, 22, 30 (d) 75, 42, 10, 23

www.gradestack.com/ssc PART –B ARITHMETIC 51. X, Y and Z were sharing profit in the ratio 4 : 3 : 2. Y 63. Area of the trapezium formed by x-axis ; y-axis and retired from the firm and X and Z decide to share the lines 3x+4y = 12 and 6x+8y = 60 is: profits in the ratio 3 : 2. Calculate the gaining ratio? (a) 31.5 sq units (b) 48 sq. units (a) 7 : 8 (b) 5 : 9 (c) 36.5 sq. units (d) 37.5 sq. units (c) 4 : 7 (d) 5 : 8 64. The radius of the base of a conical tent is 7 m and its 52. What is the area of a triangle having perimeter 32 cm, height is 24 m. What length of canvas 2.5m wide will one side 11 cm and difference of other two sides 5 be required for this tent? cm? (a) 220 m (b) 110 m (a) 8 30 cm2 (b) 5 35 cm2 (c) 150 m (d) 200 m 2 2 (c) 6 30 cm (d) 8 2 cm 65. Radius of a cylinder is twice that of a cone. Height of 53. If Deepesh had walked 20 km/h faster he would have cone is twice that of the cylinder. Ratio of the volume saved 1 hour in the distance of 600 km. What is the of cylinder to that of the cone is speed of Deepesh? (a) 3:1 (b) 1:3 (a) 100 (b) 120 (c) 6:1 (d) 9: 1 66. From a solid cylinder of height 4 cm and radius 3 cm, (c) 150 (d) None of these a conical cavity of height 4cm and of base radius 3cm 54. If = find x : y ? is hollowed out. What is the total surface area of the remaining solid. (a) 3 : 5 (b) 2 : 3 (a) 15 sq units (b) 22 sq units (c) 1 : 2 (d) 1 : 1 1/2 1/2 (c) 33 sq units (d) 48 sq units 55. If x = 3+2 , then find the values of x - x- ? 67. The base of a right prism is right angled isosceles (a) (b)  triangle whose hypotenuse is a cm. If the height of the (c) (d)  prism is h cm, then its volume is: 56. In a circle of radius 21 cm, a chord subtends an angle (a) cm3 (b) cm3 of 60º at the centre. Find the area of segment formed by the corresponding chord of the circle. (c) cm3 (d) cm3 (a) 37 cm (b) 23.5 cm 68. If sec(4 - 500) = cosec(500 - ), then the value of , (c) 40.27 cm (d) 22 cm when 0 900, is 57. Sonu and Monu can complete the work in 12 hours 0 (a) 60 (b) 450 and 18 hours respectively, both worked alternately 0 (c) 30 (d) 900 for one hour. If Monu starts the work, find the total 2 69. The least value of 9cosec + 16 sin2 is : time taken to complete the work? (a) 20 (b) 30 (a) 15 hours (b) 15 hours (c) 24 (d) 36 70. 50 books can be purchased for a certain sum payable (c) 14 hours (d) 14 hours at the end of a year and 60 such books can be 58. If the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle is purchased for the same if cash payment is made. The 14 cm, find the area of the circle inscribed in it? discount percent is : (a) (b) (a) 10% (b) 15% (c) 14+7 cm (d) cm 59. From your pocket money, you save Rs 1 on day 1, Rs 2 on day 2, Rs 3 on day 3 and so on. How much money will you save in the month of march 2008? (a) Rs. 960 (b) Rs. 732 (c) Rs. 566 (d) Rs. 496 60. The length of two chords AB and AC of a circle are 8 cm and 6 cm and BAC = 900, then the radius of circle is (a) 25 cm (b) 20 cm (c) 4 cm (d) 5 cm 61. Find the largest fraction out of the given alternatives? (a) (b) (c)

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62. In what ratio does the point (-6,5) divide the line segment joining the points (-3,-1) and (-8,9). (a) 2:3 (b) 3:2 (c) 3:1 (d) 1:3

(c) 16 % (d) 20% 71. Two pipes would fill a cistern in 18 and 24 minutes respectively. Both pipes being opened find when the 1st pipe must be turned off so that the cistern may be just filled in 12 minutes (a) 9 mts. (b) 6 mts. (c) 3 mts. (d) 1 mts. 72. The average age of A and B is 20 years. If C were to replace A, the average would be 19 and if C were to replace B, the average would be 21. What are the ages of A, B and C. (a) 22, 18, 20 (b) 18, 22, 20 (c) 22, 50, 18 (d) 18, 20, 22 73. The price of sugar is decreased by 40% and its consumption is also decreased by 25%. Find the new expenditure as a ratio of initial expenditure. (a) 9 : 20 (b) 20 : 9 (c) 7 : 4 (d) 4 : 7 74. A certain sum is interested at compound. The interest accrued in the first two years is Rs. 272 and that in the first three years is Rs. 434. Find the rate percent.

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(c) 25% (d) 75. Two equal glasses filled with mixture of alcohol and water in the proportions of 2 : 1 and 1 : 1 respectively were emptied into a third glass. What is the proportion of alcohol and water in the third glass? (a) 5 : 7 (b) 7 : 5 (c) 3 : 5 (d) 5 : 3 76. A certain sum at a simple interest amounts to Rs 1350 in 5 year and to Rs1620 in 8 year. What is the sum (a) 700 (b) 800 (c)900 (d) 1000 77. A boat can run 13 km/hr in still water in speed of current is 4 km/hr. in how many hours the boat will covered 68 in downstream? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c)4 (d) 5 78. The maximum value of sin(x + π ⁄ 6) + cos(x + π ⁄ 6) in the interval (0, π ⁄ 2) is attained at x = (a) π ⁄ 2 (c) π ⁄ 6

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(a) 5 (b) 10 (c) 15 (d) 3 80. If x and y be two real numbers and x + y = 8, then the greatest value of x. y is (a) 16 (b) 18 (c) 12 (d) 15 81. If the marked price of 30 articles is equal to selling price of 40 articles, then find the % discount? (a) 25% (b) 33.33% (c) 75% (d) 20% 82. The shadow of a tower is times its height. Then the angle of elevation of the top of the tower is (a) 450 (b) 300 (c) 600 (d) 900 83. If exterior angle of a regular polygon is 5˚ then what will be the sum of all the angles in this polygon? (a) 12960˚ (b) 12600˚ (c) 13200˚ (d) 13000˚ 84. A and B can finish the work in 120 and 150 days respectively. A and B together with C completed the work in 40 days then in how many days C alone could do its double work? (a) 100 (b) 200 (c) 150 (d) 400 85. A person goes from Jaipur to Ajmer at 60kmph and gets 10 minutes late if he had travelled at 72kmph then he would have got late by 5 minutes. Find distance of the journey? (a) 30 km (b) 35 km (c) 80 km (d) 40 km 86. Find the second largest value among 4 12 24 6 ? 4, 6, 12, 24

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(a) 2/8 (b) 3/8 (c) 7/8 (d) None of these 89. The lengths of three medians of a equilateral triangle are 9 cm, 12 cm and 15 cm. The area (in sq. cm) of the triangle is (a) 24 (b) 72 (c) 48 (d) 144 90. Two trains 180 meters and 120 meters in length are running towards each other on parallel tracks, (b)one π ⁄ at 3 the rate 65 km/hour and another at 55 (d) π ⁄ 12 km/hour. In how many seconds will they be clear of each other from the moment they meet? (a) 15 (b) 6 (c) 9 (d) 12 91. The area of an equilateral triangle ABC is 17320.5 cm2. With each vertex of the triangle as centre, a circle is drawn with radius equal to half the length of the side of the triangle. Find the area of the shaded region. [Use π= 3.14 and = 1.73205].

(a) 1520.5 cm2 (b) 1600 cm2 2 (c) 1620.5 cm (d) None of these 92. R and r are the radius of two circles ( R>r) If the distance between the centre of two circles be d, then length of common tangent of two circles is (a) √ (b) √ (c) (d) 93. If a2 + b2 + c2 = ab + bc + ca, then is equal to

(a) 4 (b) 1 (c) -1 (d) 3 94. A boy divided the numbers 7654, 8506 and 9997 by a certain largest number and he gets same remainder in each case. What is the common remainder? (a) 156 (b) 199 (c) 225 (d) None of these 95. [(1024)n/5×(42n+ 1)]/ [16n×4n-1] = ? (a) 64 (b) 16 (c) 45 (d) None of these Directions (96-100): Read the following pie-chart to answer the questions given below it.

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96. If the total amount spent during the year 1998 was Rs. 46000/- the amount spent on food, was : (a) Rs. 2000/(b) Rs.10580/(c) Rs. 23000/(d) Rs. 2300/97. If the total amount spent was Rs. 46000/-, how much was spent on clothing and housing together? (a) Rs. 11500/(b) Rs. 1150/(c) Rs. 10000/(d) Rs. 15000/98. The ratio of the total amount of money spent on housing to that spent on education was: (a) 5 : 2 (b) 2:5 (c) 4 : 5 (d) 5 :4 99. Graph shows that the maximum amount was spent on : (a) Food (b) Housing (c) Clothing (d) Others 100. If the total expenditure of the family for the year 1998 was Rs. 46000/-, the family saved during the year (a) Rs. 1500/(b) Rs. 15000/(c) Rs. 6900/(d) Rs. 3067/- approx. PART-C GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 101.Mahajanapada situated on the bank of river Godawari was(a) Avanti (b) Vatsa (c) Assaka (d) Kamboja 102.The religious literature of the Jains at the early stage was written in (a) Ardhamagadhi (b) Pali (c) Sanskrit (d) None of these 103.Which one of the following terms is not associated with the Mughals? (a) Dam (b) Jagir (c) Jital (d) Mansab 104.Which religious reformer of Western India was known as ‘Lokhitwadi’? (a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh (b) R.G. Bhandarkar (c) Mahadev Govind Ranade (d) B.G. Tilak 105.Who, among the following, started the newspaper Shome Prakash? (a) Dayanand Saraswati (b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (c) Raja Rammohan Roy (d) Surendranath Banerjee 106.The Revolt of 1857 was witnessed by the poet (a) Mir Taqi Mir (b) Zauq (c) Ghalib (d) Iqbal 107.Barindra Kumar Ghosh was a member of which revolutionary organization of Bengal. (a) Anushilan Samiti (b) Swadesh Bandhav Samiti

(c) Varti Samili (d) Shadhana Samaj 108.Provincial Autonomy was one of the important features of the Act of (a) 1935 (b) 1919 (c) 1909 (d) 1858 109.The Kheda Satyagraha was launched by Gandhiji to support (a) The mill workers (b) The women workers (c) Rowlatt Act (d) The Peasants 110.Aim of the Swarajya Party was to (a) Agitate for total freedom (b) Boycott the Congress moves (c) Enter the legislature and wreck the Government from within (d) Resort to extremism 111.Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? (a) Iron (b) Aluminium (c) Copper (d) Zinc 112.The shortest day and longer night in the Northern Hemisphere is (a) June 21 (b) December 22 (c) July 21 (d) November 22 113. Who won Bahrain Grand Prix 2015 recently? (A) Nico Rosberg (B) Kimi Raikkonen (C) Lewis Hamilton (D) Sebastian Vettel 114.Which of the following features is the product of vulcanicity? (a) Geosyncline (b) Escarpment (c) Atoll (d) Fold mountain 115.Which one of the following sets of lakes is of tectonic origin? (a) Baikal, Tanganyika and Rudolf (b) Chilka, Pulicat and Dal (c) Ladoga, Onega and Superior (d) Chad, Biwa and Sambar 116.Niagara Falls is located between which of the following pairs of lakes? (a) Lake Superior and lake Huron (b) Lake Huron and lake Erie (c) Lake Erie and lake Ontario (d) Lake Ontario and lake Huron 117.Salinity in ocean water decreases when (a) evaporation is more (b) wind velocity is high (c) rainfall is heavy (d) humidity is high 118.Which one among the following rivers has the largest catchment area? (a) Cauvery (b) Krishana (c) Mahanadi (d) Narmada 119.The term ‘Regur’ is used for (a) Alluvial soil (b) Peat soil (c) Laterite soil (d) Black soil 120.Pooga valley and Manikaran are associated with (a) Tidal energy (b) Solar energy (c) Geothermal energy (d) Wind energy 121.Which of the following cities is known for silk weaving industry? (a) Mumbai (b) Kanpur

www.gradestack.com/ssc (c) Lucknow (d) Kanchepuram 122.The office of Lokpal and Lokayukta in India is based on which one of the following? (a) Parliamentary Commissioner of UK (b) Ombudsman in Scandinavia (c) Procurator General of Russia (d) Council of State in France 123.Right to Private property was dropped from the list of Fundamental rights by the (a) 42nd Amendment (b) 44th Amendment (c) 52nd Amendment (d) None of the above 124.The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India acts as the chief accountant and auditor for the (a) Union Government (b) State Governments (c) Union and State Governments (d) Neither Union nor State Government 125.In which of the following Committees there is no representation of Rijya Sabha? (a) Public Accounts Committee (b) Committee on Public Undertakings (c) Committee on Government Assurance (d) Estimates Committee 126.The Contingency Fund of the State is operated by (a) The Governor of the State (b) The Chief Minister of the State (c) The State Finance Minister (d) None of these 127. SDR is related to(A)IMF (B) World Bank (C) RBI (D) ADB 128. Who is the Ist law officer of India (A)Solicitor General of India (B) Attorney General of India (C) Chief Justice of India (D) President of India 129. CAG is a ----(A)Multi member body (B) Single Member body (C) Double member body (D) No Limitation 130. Micro economic theory is given by which country. (A)Bangladesh (B) India (C) USSR (D) UK 131. Who looted 'Mayur Sihasan' & Kohinoor Diamond? (A)Firoz Sah (B) Mohammad Sah (C) Chaugez Khan (D) Nadeer Sah 132. Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award is given in the field of (A)Science & technology (B) Literature. (C) Sports (D) Social works 133.

Debenture holders of a company are its(a) Share holders (b) Creditors (c) Debaters (d) Directors 134. Which river crosses the equator twice? (a) Amazon (b) Cango (c) Nile (d) Orinoco 135. Which of the following state is not associated with konkan Railway plan? (a) Maharashatra (b) Goa (c) Karnatka (d) Tamilnadu 136. Which of the following state doesn't share the boundary with China?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir (b) Sikkim (c) Uttaranchal (d) Nagaland 137. Redcliff line is between(a) India & Pakistan (b) India & China (c) India & Bangladesh (d) India & Afghanistan 138. The famous grassland 'Pampas' is associated with which of the following countries? (a) Arjeentina (b) Brazil (c) USA (d) Australia 139. Forest Research centre is situated in(a) Hydrabad (b) Jamshedpur (c) Kolkatta (d) Dehradun 140. 1st Jain councils were held at(a) Pataliputra (b) Vallabhi (c) Rajgriha (d) Kashmir 141. Which of the following Kingdom encourages local self governance in the villages. (a) Mayura Kingdom (b) Chola Kingdom (c) Gupta Kingdom (d) Pallava Kingdom 142. Which of the following battle mark the end of Vijaynagra Kingdom? (a) Battle of Khanwa (b) Battle of Talikota (c) Battle of Chausa (d) Battle of Mysore 143. In 1907, Indian National Congress spilt into two group-extrement & moderates. This session of ING was held at (a) Lahore (b) Kolkatta (c) Lucknow (d) Surat 144. Indian National Congress was formed in 1885 in the reign of(a) Warren Hasting (b) Lord Dufferin (c) Lord Curzon (d) Lord Canning 145. India got the final independence under which plan(a) Mountbatten plan (b) The cabinet Mission plan (c) The cripps mission plan (d) Simon commission 146. Buddhisms stands on three pillars. Which among the given is not associated with it(a) Buddha (b) Dhamma (c) Sangha (d) Ahinsha 147. The most frequently used instructions of a Computer program are likely to fetched from(a) the hard disk (b) cache memory (c) RAM (d) ROM 148. Persons longs, opinion or journal entries posted on the web are known as (a) listservs (b) webcasts (c) directory (d) blogs 149. Sandur in Karnataka is known for deposits of which of the following ores? (a) Manganese and Iron (b) Iron and Gold (c) Manganese and Copper (d) Manganese and Aluminium 150. The “Lomonosov Ridge” is an unusual underwater ridge of continental crust in the ____? (a) Indian Ocean (b) Pacific Ocean (c) Arctic Ocean (d) Atlantic Ocean

www.gradestack.com/ssc PART-D ENGLISH LANGUAG each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the Directions (151–155): In the following questions, some of four. the sentences have errors and some have none. Find one 166. He was accused of bringing money into the which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that country in ___________ the exchange rules. part is the answer. If there is no error, your answer is (d) i.e. (a) Anticipation (b) compensation No error (c) Perpetration (d) violation 151. your success in the IAS examinations depends not only 167. One of the players forget to ____ . on (a)/ what papers you have selected (b) / but on how (a) turn up for practice (b) run away from school you have written them.(c) / No Error (d) (c) buy shoes for the exam 152. Heavy rain (a)/ prevented us (b)/ to go to the cinema. (d) bring his book for the match (c) / No Error.(d) 168. Today students should be reconciled _____ the 153. If the majority of the individuals in a State (a) / prosper way thing are changing. (b) / the State itself would prosper. (c)/ No Error.(d) (a) with (b) to 154. If motorists do not observe the traffic regulations (a)/ (c) for (d) at they will be stopped, ticketed (b)/ and have to pay a 169. The country’s economic growth was adversely fine. (c)/ No Error .(d) _____ by political instability. 155. He asked (a) / supposing if he fails (b) /what he would (a) reflected (b) effected do. (c) / No Error.(d) (c) affected (d) expected 170. The agenda for the meeting is ____ the notice. (a) forwarded in (b) subscribed to Directions (156-160): In the following questions, out of (c) enclosed with (d) delivered as the alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word. Directions (171–175): In the following questions, the first 156. FORTIFY and the last sentences of the passage are numbered (1) and (a) Create (b) generate (6). The rest of the passage is split into four parts and (c) prohibit (d) strengthen named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their 157. PACIFY proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the (a) clam down (b) satisfy four combinations is correct. (c) rouse (d) rejoice 171. 1. Abraham worked very hard and had no time to 158. PAUCITY feel lonely. (a) surplus (b) shortage P. Abraham was very fond of books. (c) excess (d) meanness Q. When his day’s work in the fields or in the forest was 159. TEDIOUS over he settled down in the evenings to read by the (a) devious (b) dull light of the fire. (c) distinctive (d) derogatory R. She used to sit by the fireside in the evenings and tell 160. ATROCITY him stories. (a) envy (b) violence S. His mother had taught him to read when he was very (c) jealousy (d) absurdity young. Directions (161-165): In the following questions, 6. Every evening he would spend his time in reading all the books he could find. choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word. (a) QSRP (b) SPRQ 161. HEREDITARY (c) PSRQ (d) PRSQ (a) carried (b) acquired 172. 1. The tiny bacterial plants that live in the soil help (c) possessed (d) regained to prepare food for the plants we cultivate. 162. MISERY P. The farmer works very hard to make the soil (a) glad (b) pleasant favourable. (c) enjoy (d) bliss Q. But these soil bacteria are very necessary and helpful. 163. BARBAROUS R. There are millions of bacteria in a cubic inch of fertile (a) improved (b) cordial soil. (c) civilized (d) modified S. Some kinds of bacteria are harmful. 164. DYNAMIC 6. They do not need sunlight as do most plants. (a) stable (b) still (a) SQPR (b) QSPR (c) lazy (d) static (c) RPSQ (d) PRQS 165. DILIGENT 173. 1. My uncle Martin went to live in a hamlet. (a) intelligent (b) lazy P. But it was a very lazy parrot. (c) boastful (d) notorious Q. So martin bought a parrot. Directions (166-170): In the following questions sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for

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Martin’s neighbor told him that he must buy a parrot. Every home there had a parrot as a custom. The parrot did not like to speak. (a) RSQP (b) SRPQ

www.gradestack.com/ssc (c) PQSR (d) QPSR 174. 1. Hailstones consist of many onions- like layers of ice. P. The process continues until the hailstone is too heavy to be lifted and then it drops to the earth. Q. In certain weather conditions small ice crystals drop to form a crystal. R. Some of the moisture freezes on to the crystals forming another layer. S. Updrafts carry the hailstones and when it drops another layer is formed. 6. That is how hailstones are formed. (a) QPRS (b) QPSR (c) QRSP (d) QSRP 175. 1. I shall tell you about the ways P. Big rainbows can be seen when the sun is close to horizon. Q. Or you can notice a rainbow in the spray from a garden hose. R. You can see a rainbow in the mist from a waterfall. S. When you stand with a light source behind you and misty water before you. You can see a rainbow. 6. Occasionally, even a full moon on a rainy night will create a faint rainbow. (a) SPRQ (b) SRQP (c) SPQR (d) SQRP

Direction (176-180): In Questions a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as (a), (b), (c), (d) which may improve the sentence choose the correct alternative. 176. The speaker highlighted the Contribution of women For bringing about social changes. (a) For bringing in (b) in bringing of (c) For the brought over (d) in bringing about 177. Such inequalities Can be founded enshrined in the constitutions of other countries also. (a) Could have been founded (b) Can be found (c) Could be founded (d) Could have found 178. The local authorities were never bothering to case about the unfortunate happenings. (a) Never bothering to (b) Never bothered to (c) Were never bothered to (d) Were never bothering to 179. India’s outlook on the world is composing of these various elements (a) Is Composed by (b) Is Composed of (c) Is Composed with (d) Has been Composing at 180. How religious intolerance can blight social peace and harmony can be gauged from events take place around the globe (a) taken place over (b) taking place around (c) took place around (d) taken place in

Directions (181-185): In the following question, you have brief passage with 5 question following. Read the passage carefully and the choose the best answers to each question out of the four alternatives Once, an ant who had come to drink at a stream fell into the water and was carried away by the swift current. He was in great danger of drowning. A dove, perched on a nearly tree, saw the ant’s danger and dropped a leaf into the water. The ant climbed on to this, and was carried to safety. Sometime after this a hunter, creeping through the bushes, saw the dove asleep, and took careful aim with his gun. He was about to fire when the ant, who was nearby, crawled forward and bit him sharply in the ankle. The hunter missed his aim, and the loud noise …of the gun awakened the dove from her sleep. She saw her danger and flew swiftly away to safety. Thus the ant repaid the dove for having saved his life in the foaming current of the stream. 181. The ant came to the stream to— (a) Fall into it (b) Look at the swift current (c) To carry back some water (d) To drink at it 182. The dove dropped a leaf into the water to— (a) Save the ant (b) Drown the ant (c) Help itself (d) Perch on it 183. The dove was in danger because— (a) A hunter wanted to care for it (b) There was a bush nearby (c) A hunter was about to shoot it (d) It had fallen off the branch 184. The word ‘aim’ in this passage means— (a) To point a gun at something or someone (b) To have an ambition (c) To try to reach somewhere (d) To look at something 185. The ant repaid the dove by— (a) Biting the hunter (b) Warning the dove (c) Crawling near the hunter (d) Biting the dove Directions (186-190) : Find out correct spelt. 186. (a) Billicose (b) Bellicose (c) Billacose (d) Bellacose 187. (a) Conaonance (b) Conkonance (c) Consonance (d) Conlonance 188. (a) Fusellade (b) Fusillade (c) Fusellede (d) Fusillede 189. (a) Gargantuan (b) Gergantuan (c) Gargantan (d) Gergantan 190. (a) Iresistible (b) Irresistibal (c) Iresistible (d) Irresistible Directions: (191–195) : In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words / sentence. 191. A person with a long experience of any occupation

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