Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Multi Tasking Staff Examination
Held On May 2017
PART – A : GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING
Directions (Qs. 1 to 4) Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.
1. AUTHOR : PEN : : DOCTOR : _____
2. ADIP : DGLS : : BEJQ : ?
3. POLITE : ETILOP : : _______ : _______
(A) SINGLE : ELGGNIS
(B) DRAOB : BROAD
(C) WOMEN : WOMAN
(D) CHART : TRACH
4. 8 : 512 : : 9 : ?
Directions (Qs. 5 & 6) A series is given with one term missing. Out of the four alternatives, choose the alternative that will complete the series.
5. ACE, GIK, ?, SUW, YAC
6. 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, ?
7. Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?
8. If ‘+’ means ‘×’, ‘−‘ means ‘÷’, ‘×’ means, ‘−‘ and ‘÷’ means ‘+’, then the value of the given equation is 9 + 8 ÷ 8 – 4 × 6 = ?
9. Find the number of triangles in the adjoining figure.
10. Some equations are solved on the basis of certain system. Find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation on that basis.
9 × 6 × 2 = 269, 8 × 6 × 5 = 568, 5 × 4 × 1= ?
11. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
12. 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 matrics given 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. ‘A’ can be represented by 00, 44 etc. and ‘P’ can be represented by 56, 79 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word ‘ZEST’–
(A) 89, 31, 30, 01
(B) 89, 13, 03, 01
(C) 98, 13, 33, 04
(D) 98, 13, 30, 10
Directions (Qs. 13 to 15) : Find the odd number/letters/words from the given alternatives.
16. The age of father is twice that of the elder son. After ten years, the age of father will be three times th at of the younger son. If the difference of ages of the two sons is 15 years, the age of the father is?
(A) 50 years
(B) 60 years
(C) 70 years
(D) 55 years
17. If NAME is coded as MZLD, how will CLAIM be coded?
18. One or two statements are given followed by two Conclusions/Assumptions I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true, even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions/assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement.
Statement : No man is donkey. Rahul is a man.
I. Rahul is not a donkey.
II. All men are not Rahul.
(A) Only conclusions I follows.
(B) Neither Conclusion I nor Conclusion II follows.
(C) Only Conclusion II follows.
(D) Either Conclusion I or Conclusion II follows.
19. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?
20. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following :
(1) Family (2) Community
(3) Member (4) Locality
(A) 3, 1, 4, 2, 5
(B) 3, 1, 2, 4, 5
(C) 3, 1, 2, 5, 4
(D) 3, 1, 4, 5, 2
21. Find the missing number from the given responses.
4 8 2
3 2 2
5 8 ?
60 128 68
22. From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.
23. A man facing south turns to his left and walks 10 m, then he turns to his right and walks 15 m, again he turns to his left and walks 5 m and then he turns to his left and walks 15 m. In which direction he is facing now?
24. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figure. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.
25. Which one of the following diagrams represents the relationship among
PART B : NUMERICAL APTITUDE
26. A contractor has the target of completing a work in 40 days. He employed 20 persons who completed (1/4) of the work in 10 days and left. The number persons he has to employ to finish the remaining part as per target is
27. Each side of a square is increased by 10%. The percentage increase of its area is
28. The average of three numbers of which the greatest is 16 is 12. If the smallest is half of the greatest, the remaining number is
29. The ratio of the areas of two squares one having double its diagonal than the other is
(A) 2 : 1
(B) 3 : 2
(C) 4 : 1
(D) 3 : 1
30. A man purchased 120 reams of paper at Rs 80 per ram. He spent Rs 280 on transportation, paid octroi at the rate of 40 paise per ream and paid Rs 72 to porter. In order to gain 8%, he must sell each ream of paper for
(A) Rs 89
(B) Rs 87.5
(C) Rs 85
(D) Rs 90
31. In a college, 1/5th of the girls and 1/8th of the boys took part in a social camp. The total number of students in the college took part in the camp is
32. The price of electricity has been increased by 25. If a person wants to keep the expenditure same, then the percentage reduction in u se of electricity should be
33. A box contains one rupee, fifty paise and twenty-five paise coins. The total number of coins is 378. The ratio of values of the above coins is 13 : 11 : 7. The number of twenty-five paise coins was
34. The unit’s digit of the number 6256 – 4256 is
35. The selling price of a radio was Rs 255 when 15% discount was allowed. Then the marked price of the radio was
(A) Rs 350
(B) Rs 275
(C) Rs 300
(D) Rs 400
36. P invests Rs 9100 for 3 months, Q invests Rs 6825 for 2 months and R Rs 8190 for 5 months in a business. If the total profit amounts to Rs 4158, how much profit should Q get?
(A) Rs 346.50
(B) Rs 682.50
(C) Rs 1386
(D) Rs 693
37. The radius of a sphere is doubled. The percentage of increase in its surface area is
38. A man retired from his service at the age of 60. He served for 3/5th years of his retirement age. He joined his job at the age of
(A) 36 years
(B) 24 years
(C) 20 years
(D) 18 years
39. A dealer marks his goods 20% above cost price. He then allows some discount on it and makes a profit of 8%. The rate of discount is
Directions (Qs. 40 & 41) The pie-diagram shows the expenditure incurred on the printing of a book by a publisher, under various heads. Study the pie-diagram and answer the questions.
40. The two expenditures, which together will form an angle of 108° at the centre are
(A) A and D
(B) A and E
(C) B and E
(D) D and E
41. If the expenditure incurred on the printing under had A is Rs 5000, then the sum of expenditure incurred under head B and D is
(A) Rs 5780
(B) Rs 8750
(C) Rs 7850
(D) Rs 8570
42. Two varieties of sugar are mixed together in a certain ratio. The cost of the mixture per kg is Rs 0.50 less than that of the superior and Rs 0.75 more than the inferior variety. The ratio in which the superior and inferior varieties of sugar have been mixed is
(A) 5 : 2
(B) 3 : 2
(C) 5 : 1
(D) 2 : 3
43. A man travels 600 km by train at 80 km/hr, 600 km by ship at 30 km/hr, 500 km by aeroplane at 400 km/hr and 300 km by car at 60 km/hr. What is the average speed (km/hr) for the entire distance?
44. P, Q and R can do a piece of work in 60 days, 100 days and 80 days respectively. They together work to finish the work and receive Rs 2256. Then P will get
(A) Rs 576
(B) Rs 960
(C) Rs 752
(D) Rs 564
45. The price of a bicycle is marked by a trader at Rs 1000. He sold the bicycle allowing successive discounts of 20%, 10% and 5%. Thus the trader gained 14%, then the cost price of bicycle (in rupees) is
46. A person covers a certain distance in 6 hours, if travels at 40 km/hr. If he has to cover the same distance in 4 hours, then his speed must be
(A) 80 km/hr
(B) 70 km/hr
(C) 60 km/hr
(D) 50 km/hr
47. A two-wheeler depreciates at 20% of its value every year. If present value of the same be Rs 90000, its depreciation value would be Rs 36864 after
(A) 4 years
(B) 3 years
(C) 5 years
(D) 6 years
48. By selling a coat for Rs 630, a shopkeeper gains 5%. Find the cost price of the coat?
(A) Rs 700
(B) Rs 600
(C) Rs 650
(D) Rs 625
49. A sum was doubled with rate of simple interest, per annum. Then time taken for that sum is
(B) 8 years
(D) 10 years
50. Ram’s income is Rs 100 more than that of Shyam. If the average income of Ram and Shyam is Rs 850, then Ram’s income is
(A) Rs 900
(B) Rs 475
(C) Rs 850
(D) Rs 800
PART-C : GENERAL ENGLISH
Directions (Qs. 51 to 55) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can most appropriately substitute the given word(s) or sentence.
51. All in a mess.
52. Happening every year.
53. A number of people listening to a concert or lecture.
54. In a primitive or uncivilized state.
55. One who believes in God.
Directions (Qs. 56 to 60) : Read the following passage carefully and choose the most appropriate answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
At times there was something inhuman about Mr. Rogers, the Headmaster. His formidable chin fitted o ut in the most formidable way, and he seemed to be always frowning at th world in general. At the assembly he was like an inspecting officer in the army; he surveyed the gathered innocents with his crinkled eyes, and then began his list of morning rebukes. Any hapless offender, for the most venial offence, would be commanded to appear before his presence in front of the gathered ranks, and would then be subjected to a tirade of abuse that would leave him trembling or even in tears. Mr. Rogers was ruthless and cruel in public. “A dehydrated old sadist” was how Mr. Jones, the chemistry master described him.
The extraordinary thing was that in private he could be magnanimous and gentle. Any boy who was really in trouble would receive a sympathetic hearing, and went out feeling that the burden had been lightened.
56. The staff considered Mr. Rogers to be
(A) a person without any scruples
(B) a gentle and understanding person
(C) a person to be idolised
(D) an intimidating person
57. Another word for ‘magnanimous’ is
(A) high handed
58. What happened to boys who visited him in private?
(A) They came out trembling and in tears
(B) They seemed relieved of their troubles
(C) They looked even more worried than before
(D) They echoed the sentiments of the staff members
59. What best describes Mr. Rogers at the school assembly?
(A) a sensitive army officer
(B) a genial person
(C) a formidable teacher
(D) ruthless and cruel
60. “In a most intimidating way” means
(A) in an extremely frightening manner
(B) in an extremely intimate manner
(C) in a very fowl way
(D) in a very helpless way
Directions (Qs. 61 to 66) : Four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correct spelt word.
Directions (Qs. 67 to 69) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning opposite to the given word.
Directions (Qs. 70 to 72): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(A) Computer accessories
(B) Writing accessories
Directions (Qs. 73 to 82) : Some part of the sentences may have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select that part as your answer. If a sentence is free from error, then select the “No error” option as your Answer.
73. Have you been doing what has been asks of you?
(A) been doing
(B) what has been asks of you?
(C) Have you
(D) No error
74. This sponge is not able to absorbing water.
(A) No error
(B) not able to
(C) absorbing water
(D) This sponge is
75. I am too much pleased to know that you have topped the list.
(A) No error
(B) to know that
(C) you have topped the list
(D) I am too much pleased
76. We rejoiced at his being promoted.
(A) No error
(B) We rejoiced
(C) at his
(D) being promoted
77. Kindly submit your documents to the clerk.
(A) No error
(B) your documents
(C) Kindly submit
(D) to the clerk
78. He is not what you would call an honest man, doesn’t he?
(A) doesn’t he
(B) you would call an honest
(C) He is not what
(D) No error
79. I am thinking I will go to the market later this afternoon.
(A) I will go to the market
(B) No error
(C) I am thinking
(D) later this afternoon
80. It is a most beautiful painting in the gallery.
(A) beautiful painting
(B) in the gallery
(C) it is a most
(D) No error
81. Love for ours environment is enough to protect nature.
(A) is enough to protect nature
(B) Love for
(C) ours environment
(D) No error
82. He has not been attending English classes for one week.
(A) for one week
(B) English classes
(C) He has not been attending
(D) No error
Directions (Qs. 83 to 92) : Sentences given with blank to be filled in with appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the most appropriate alternative out of the four.
83. The actor died when his car turned _____
84. They were worried about a new cult which _______ many followers.
(A) is gaining
(B) must be gaining
(C) were gaining
(D) was gaining
85. Anna is not popular. She has _________ friends.
(B) a little
(D) a few
86. He must _______ the loans.
87. _______ she can’t drive, Anita has bought a car.
(A) Whether or not
(B) Even though
(D) Even if
88. Sally parked and got ________ the car quickly.
(B) out of
89. Since she is a teacher of language, one would not expect her to be guilty of a __________.
90. A man is known ________ the company he keeps.
91. You will have to face some practical problems when you start________ this plan.
92. The convict was ______ on a Monday.
Directions (Qs. 93 to 97) : A sentence or a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case on improvement is needed, choose “No improvement”.
93. Even at the peak of her success, Kalpana Chawla did not forget her home or her duty towards other human, this is evident from the fact that she distributed education of girls in India.
(A) she contribute to education of girls
(B) No improvement
(C) she contributed girls for education
(D) she contributed to the education of girls
94. How long I shall stay is doubtful.
(A) I want to stay
(B) I will stay
(C) I can stay
(D) No improvement
95. The doctor scribbled his prescription which I could not make out.
(A) make for
(B) make over
(C) No improvement
(D) make up
96. Neither parties deserves our help.
(A) No improvement
(B) parties deserve
(C) party deserves
(D) parties deserved
97. Every person was not fitted for
(A) No improvement
(B) was not fit at
(C) is not fit at
(D) is not fit for
Directions (Qs. 98 to 100) : Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrases.
98. All and sundry were asked to leave the village immediately.
(A) all the adults
(B) all the people
(C) all the adults and elderly
(D) some people
99. Joe can be a loose cannon
(A) one who speaks without thinking.
(B) one who acts crazy.
(C) one who acts without thinking.
(D) one who is unpredictable
100. The presentation by the group at the meeting passes muster.
(A) achieves to impress.
(B) fails to impress.
(C) meets required standards.
(D) does not meet the required standards.
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