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SSC CGL TIER -I (GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING) Memory Based Paper 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Direction (1-3): Select the related word/letters/number from the given ABDG : CDFI : : EFHK : ? (a) GHJM alternatives. (b) HILN (c) HIMN (d) HIKM 26 : 48 : : 82 : ? (a) 125 (b) 122 (c) 115 (d) 120 Book : Pages : : Wall : ? (a) SAND (b) CEMENT (c) BRICKS (d) STONES For the following questions Find the odd word/letters/number from the given alternatives. A. Bud B. Branch C. Leaf D. Plant (a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D For the following questions Find the odd word/letters/number pair from the given alternatives. A. 24 – 42 B. 36 – 63 C. 37 – 73 D. 35 – 51 (a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D For the following questions. Find the odd word/letters/number pair from the given alternatives. (a) EHJ (b) JML (c) PSR (d) VYX Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary. 1. Patriot 2. Pastor 3. Patron 4. Pattern 5. Pastern (a) 5, 2, 3, 1, 4 (b) 5, 2, 1, 3, 4 (c) 5, 2, 4, 1, 3 (d) 5, 2, 4, 3, 1 A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series. ACE, GJI, MQM, ? (a) SXQ (b) RWQ (c) SUQ (d) RXP

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Which one set letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? M__OMMN__M__NOMMN__M (a) O N M O (b) N O M O (c) M O N M (d) N N M O Which number will complete the series? 14, 27, 52, 101, 198, ? (a) 381 (b) 395 (c) 391 (d) 394 From the given words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. ILLUSTRIOUS (a) Lust (b) Trust (c) Riot (d) Rust If A = 1, CAT = 60, then MAN = ? (a) 27 (b) 90 (c) 180 (d) 182 If 'P' means '+', 'Q' means '×', 'R' means '÷', and 'S' means '-', then 44 Q 9 R 12 S 6 Q 4 P 16 = ? (a) 25 (b) 36 (c) 112 (d) 12 A and B are standing at place "P". They start moving in the opposite directions at the speed of 5 Kmph and 4 kmph respectively. What will be the distance between them after 3 hours? (a) 3 kms (b) 21 kms (c) 18 kms (d) 27 kms If Usha is taller than Nisha. Nisha is taller than Asha. Alka is taller than Usha. Harsha is shorter than Asha. then who among them is the tallest? (a) Usha (b) Alka (c) Nisha (d) Asha M is son of P, Q is the grand-daughter of O, who is the husband of P. How is M related to O? (a) Son (b) Daughter (c) Mother (d) Father One statement is 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: I. Quality has a price tag. II. India is allocating lots of funds to education. Conclusions: I) Quality of education in India would improve. II) Funding alone can enhance quality of education.

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Downloaded from W3i.iN (a) Only Conclusion I follows (b) Only Conclusion II follows (c) Both the Conclusions I and II follow (d) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows 18. If POPULAR is coded as QPQVMBS then FAMOUS will be coded as? (a) GBNPUT (b) GNBPTV (c) GBNPVS (d) GBNPVT 19. How many triangles are there in the question figure?

(a) 6 (b) 10 (c) 12 (d) 16 20. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among classes given below Minutes, Days, Months

21. Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?

22. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

23. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

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24. Of a cubical container, all the six faces have different markings indicating the position of the equipment packed inside. Which symbol is opposite the face having C? (a) Z (b) B (c) X (d) Y 25. In this question, the sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented. 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., O can be represented by 03, 11, etc., and 'F' can be represented by 55, 68, etc. Similarly you have to identify the set for the word 'BEAD'

(a) 97, 32, 14, 56 (b) 88, 41, 20, 57 (c) 57, 32, 41, 87 (d) 75, 14, 20, 57

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A boat goes 30 km downstream and 18 km upstream in 6 hours, again it goes 40 downstream and 20 km upstream 22 in 3 hours. Find speed of boat. (a) 6 kmph (b) 8 kmph (c) 10 kmph (d) 12 kmph By selling an article at certain price and 170% profit is earned. If CP is 20% increased then what will be profit (a) 130% (b) 125% (c) 100% (d) 150% 273 xy isdivisible by 80 then what will be (x+ y). (a) 6 (b) 5 (c) 8 (d) 10 3 7 P × = Q × find P ∶ Q 4 11 (a) 33 : 28 (b) 21 : 44 (c) 44 : 21 (d) 28 : 33 Simple interest at the rate 5% of a sum of money at the end of 15 year is Rs 250 less than the sum. Find principal. (a) Rs 1500 (b) Rs 750 (c) Rs 1000 (d) Rs 2000 P, Q and R can complete a work in 20 days, 24 days and 30 days respectively. They start working together and worked for 4 days after which P left. Q also left the work 6 days before the completion of work. In how many days, the work was completed ? (a) 16 days (b) 14 days (c) 15 days (d) 12 days

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In the adjoining figure, find the value of 𝑥𝑥, 𝑦𝑦 and z.

(a) 42°, 40°, 98° (b) 42°, 98°, 40° (c) 40°, 42°, 98° (d) 98°, 42°, 40° 10. In the given figure, BC = AC = AD, ∠EAD = 81°, Find the value of 𝑥𝑥:

(a) 45° (b) 54° (c) 63° (d) 36°

Directions (11-14): Study the following table to answer the question. Table provides the marks in four subjects of a student in five years. Maths (100) English (100) Hindi (100) Science(100) 2011 88 75 86 85 2012 72 65 92 90 2013 92 70 80 92 2014 68 64 88 86 2015 70 82 90 84

11. Marks obtained in Maths in 2012 is what percent of marks obtained in English in 2011 ? (a) 86% (b) 96% (c) 92% (d) 94% 12. Find the total percentage of marks obtained in 2014. (a) 72.% (b) 81.5% (c) 76.5% (d) 74% 13. Marks obtained in Hindi in 2015 is by what percent more than that in English in 2011 ? (a) 20% (b) 25% (c) 30% (d) 15% 14. In which subject he got the minimum marks ? (a) Hindi (b) English (c) Science (d) Maths

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Downloaded from W3i.iN 15. A vessel contains mixture of milk and water in which water concentration is 30%. If 20% water and 30% milk is taken out and replaced with equal quantity of water, then quantity of water increases by what percent of the initial quantity of water in the mixture. (a) 70% (b) 20% (c) 30% (d) 40% 16. Average of 17 numbers is 60, average of first 9 number is 64 and average of last 9 number is 56 then find the ninth number. (a) 50 (b) 38 (c) 42 (d) 56 17. If 32% of any number is 270 more than 17% of the same number then find the number (a) 1200 (b) 1800 (c) 1500 (d) 1400 18. If cos2 θ − sin θ = (a)

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1+x

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+

2y

y2 −1

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(c) 66 % 3 (d) 50%

1−cosθ

22. If x = �

1+cosθ

(a) sec θ (b) tan θ (c) cot θ (d) cos θ

, then

2x

1−x2

=?

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A, B and C can finish a work in 10, 12 and 15 days respectively. They start working together. If B stops after 2 days, how long would it take A and C to finish the remaining work? (a) 3 days 8 (b) 3 days 11 6

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(d) 3 days 11 24. The marked price of a radio is Rs 480. The shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% and still gains 8%. If no discount is allowed, find his gain percent. (a) 10% (b) 15% (c) 20% (d) 35% 25. The ratio of income of A, B and C is 3 : 7 : 4 and the ratio of their expenditure is 4 : 3 : 5 respectively. If A saves Rs 300 out of Rs 2400, find the savings of C. (a) Rs 565 (b) Rs 570 (c) Rs 575 (d) Rs 580

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SSC CGL TIER-I –ENGLISH LANGUAGE (MEMORY BASED) Directions (1-3): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it. 1. Keep the wolf from the door (a) To keep your enemy's at a distance so that they can't harm or injure you. (b) An activity or situation which is full of risks or serious difficulties. (c) to be able to comprehend any danger. (d) to maintain oneself at a minimal level 2. TEETHING PROBLEMS (a) Vulnerable area or a weak spot that could cause one's downfall or failure. (b) Problems that can only be solved at the ground levels (c) Short-term problems that occur in the early stages of a new project. (d) An annoying problem which persists for a long time. 3. At a stone's throw (a)At a short distance (b)At a place where quarrels take place (c)At a great distance (d)A quarry Directions (4-6): A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, click the button corresponding to "No improvement". 4. Neither Rajni nor Ragini were to take to her heels when they saw a cobra lying at the gate. (a) Neither Rajni nor Ragini were taken to (b) Neither Rajni nor Ragini were able to take to (c) Neither Rajni nor Ragini was to take to (d) No improvement 5. The higher you go, the harder it gets to keep your footing (a) The higher you go, the harder it will get in keeping your footing (b) The higher you go, harder it will get to keep your footing. (c) The higher you go, the harder it gets to keep your foot. (d) No improvement 6. Calamities and indigence in the past was afflicting more than at present. (a) were more afflicting (b) was afflicted more (c) was more afflicting (d) No improvement Directions (7-8): Groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the answer-sheet. 7. (a) Dictionrey (b) Dectionary (c) Dictionary (d) Dictionery 8. (a) Ambigouous (b) Ambiguos

(c) Ambigouos (d) Ambiguous Direction (9-11): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and click the button corresponding to it. 9. A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings (a) Accused (b) Appellant (c) Scapegoat (d) libellee 10. Impossible to change or improve (a) Incorrigible (b) Contrite (c) Penitent (d) Arrogant 11. To make atonement for one's sins (a)Expiate (b)Renounce (c)Remonstrate (d)Recant Directions (12-13): In the following questions, a sentence has four portions marked P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Rearrange it in the proper sequence in order to make a meaningful sentence. 12. (P) Would miss a very interesting game (Q) to be played (R) between two famous teams (S) he said that those who would not accompany him (a) SQRP (b) SRPQ (c) SPQR (d) QRPS 13. (P) Reading books is a habit (Q) but also enlarges the mind (R) because it not only increases knowledge (S) which must be cultivated by everybody (a) PQRS (b) PSRQ (c) SPRQ (d) PQSR Directions (14 – 16): In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the button corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, click the "No error" option. 14. After the farewell (A)/, the students of (B)/class 12th bade each other goodbye (C)/. No error (D). (a) A (b)B (c) C (d) D 15. If you permit me to speak the truth (A) / I shall state without hesitation (B) / that you have done a mistake (C) / No Error (D) (a)A (b)B (c)C (d)D 16. I succeeded persuading him (A) / to come with me (B) / only after hours of argument (C) / No Error (D) (a)A (b)B (c)C (d)D Directions (17-18): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word. 17. OPULENT (a) Lavish (b) Ascetic (c) Sparse (d) Austere 18. GROTESQUE (a) Mediocre (b) Suburban

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(c) Distorted (d) Conventional Directions (19-20): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is most opposite to the word given in bold. 19. IRK (a) Rattle (b) Exasperate (c) Infuriate (d) Affable 20. VANITY (a)PRIDE (b)LOVE (c)COURAGE (d)HUMILITY Directions (21- 25): In the following passage there are ten blanks each numbered. Find the right choice from the given alternatives. Each blank number corresponds to same numbered questions. While threatening the....(21)....of universal values, the campaign to spread democracy will not succeed. The twentieth century....(22)....that states could not simply remake the world or abbreviate historical transformations. Nor can they easily effect social change by transferring institutions....(23).... borders. Even within the ranks of territorial nation-states, the conditions for....(24)....democratic government are rare: an exciting state enjoying legitimacy, consent, and the ability to mediate conflicts between groups. Without such consensus, there is no single sovereign ‘people’ and therefore no …..(25)…. for arithmetical majorities. 21. (a) ingratiation (b) integrity (c) inability (d) integration 22. (a) destabilised (b) disdained (c) disintegrated (d) demonstrated 23. (a) cross (b) under (c) over (d) across 24. (a) effusive (b) effable (c) effervescent (d) effective 25. (a) parity (b) legitimacy (c) effectiveness (d) decency

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Direction (1-3): Select the related word/letters/number from the given ABDG : CDFI : : EFHK : ? (a) GHJM alternatives. (b) HILN (c) HIMN (d) HIKM 26 : 48 : : 82 : ? (a) 125 (b) 122 (c) 115 (d) 120 Book : Pages : : Wall : ? (a) SAND (b) CEMENT (c) BRICKS (d) STONES For the following questions Find the odd word/letters/number from the given alternatives. A. Bud B. Branch C. Leaf D. Plant (a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D For the following questions Find the odd word/letters/number pair from the given alternatives. A. 24 – 42 B. 36 – 63 C. 37 – 73 D. 35 – 51 (a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D For the following questions. Find the odd word/letters/number pair from the given alternatives. (a) EHJ (b) JML (c) PSR (d) VYX Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary. 1. Patriot 2. Pastor 3. Patron 4. Pattern 5. Pastern (a) 5, 2, 3, 1, 4 (b) 5, 2, 1, 3, 4 (c) 5, 2, 4, 1, 3 (d) 5, 2, 4, 3, 1 A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series. ACE, GJI, MQM, ? (a) SXQ (b) RWQ (c) SUQ (d) RXP

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Which one set letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? M__OMMN__M__NOMMN__M (a) O N M O (b) N O M O (c) M O N M (d) N N M O Which number will complete the series? 14, 27, 52, 101, 198, ? (a) 381 (b) 395 (c) 391 (d) 394 From the given words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. ILLUSTRIOUS (a) Lust (b) Trust (c) Riot (d) Rust If A = 1, CAT = 60, then MAN = ? (a) 27 (b) 90 (c) 180 (d) 182 If 'P' means '+', 'Q' means '×', 'R' means '÷', and 'S' means '-', then 44 Q 9 R 12 S 6 Q 4 P 16 = ? (a) 25 (b) 36 (c) 112 (d) 12 A and B are standing at place "P". They start moving in the opposite directions at the speed of 5 Kmph and 4 kmph respectively. What will be the distance between them after 3 hours? (a) 3 kms (b) 21 kms (c) 18 kms (d) 27 kms If Usha is taller than Nisha. Nisha is taller than Asha. Alka is taller than Usha. Harsha is shorter than Asha. then who among them is the tallest? (a) Usha (b) Alka (c) Nisha (d) Asha M is son of P, Q is the grand-daughter of O, who is the husband of P. How is M related to O? (a) Son (b) Daughter (c) Mother (d) Father One statement is 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: I. Quality has a price tag. II. India is allocating lots of funds to education. Conclusions: I) Quality of education in India would improve. II) Funding alone can enhance quality of education.

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Downloaded from W3i.iN (a) Only Conclusion I follows (b) Only Conclusion II follows (c) Both the Conclusions I and II follow (d) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows 18. If POPULAR is coded as QPQVMBS then FAMOUS will be coded as? (a) GBNPUT (b) GNBPTV (c) GBNPVS (d) GBNPVT 19. How many triangles are there in the question figure?

(a) 6 (b) 10 (c) 12 (d) 16 20. Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among classes given below Minutes, Days, Months

21. Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?

22. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

23. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

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24. Of a cubical container, all the six faces have different markings indicating the position of the equipment packed inside. Which symbol is opposite the face having C? (a) Z (b) B (c) X (d) Y 25. In this question, the sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented. 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., O can be represented by 03, 11, etc., and 'F' can be represented by 55, 68, etc. Similarly you have to identify the set for the word 'BEAD'

(a) 97, 32, 14, 56 (b) 88, 41, 20, 57 (c) 57, 32, 41, 87 (d) 75, 14, 20, 57

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(b) 3.

1

Find (Cosecθ+cotθ)2 (b)

2.

SSC CGL 2017 TIER -I (Quantitative Aptitude) Memory Based (Question)

(c)

(d)

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A boat goes 30 km downstream and 18 km upstream in 6 hours, again it goes 40 downstream and 20 km upstream 22 in 3 hours. Find speed of boat. (a) 6 kmph (b) 8 kmph (c) 10 kmph (d) 12 kmph By selling an article at certain price and 170% profit is earned. If CP is 20% increased then what will be profit (a) 130% (b) 125% (c) 100% (d) 150% 273 xy isdivisible by 80 then what will be (x+ y). (a) 6 (b) 5 (c) 8 (d) 10 3 7 P × = Q × find P ∶ Q 4 11 (a) 33 : 28 (b) 21 : 44 (c) 44 : 21 (d) 28 : 33 Simple interest at the rate 5% of a sum of money at the end of 15 year is Rs 250 less than the sum. Find principal. (a) Rs 1500 (b) Rs 750 (c) Rs 1000 (d) Rs 2000 P, Q and R can complete a work in 20 days, 24 days and 30 days respectively. They start working together and worked for 4 days after which P left. Q also left the work 6 days before the completion of work. In how many days, the work was completed ? (a) 16 days (b) 14 days (c) 15 days (d) 12 days

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In the adjoining figure, find the value of 𝑥𝑥, 𝑦𝑦 and z.

(a) 42°, 40°, 98° (b) 42°, 98°, 40° (c) 40°, 42°, 98° (d) 98°, 42°, 40° 10. In the given figure, BC = AC = AD, ∠EAD = 81°, Find the value of 𝑥𝑥:

(a) 45° (b) 54° (c) 63° (d) 36°

Directions (11-14): Study the following table to answer the question. Table provides the marks in four subjects of a student in five years. Maths (100) English (100) Hindi (100) Science(100) 2011 88 75 86 85 2012 72 65 92 90 2013 92 70 80 92 2014 68 64 88 86 2015 70 82 90 84

11. Marks obtained in Maths in 2012 is what percent of marks obtained in English in 2011 ? (a) 86% (b) 96% (c) 92% (d) 94% 12. Find the total percentage of marks obtained in 2014. (a) 72.% (b) 81.5% (c) 76.5% (d) 74% 13. Marks obtained in Hindi in 2015 is by what percent more than that in English in 2011 ? (a) 20% (b) 25% (c) 30% (d) 15% 14. In which subject he got the minimum marks ? (a) Hindi (b) English (c) Science (d) Maths

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Downloaded from W3i.iN 15. A vessel contains mixture of milk and water in which water concentration is 30%. If 20% water and 30% milk is taken out and replaced with equal quantity of water, then quantity of water increases by what percent of the initial quantity of water in the mixture. (a) 70% (b) 20% (c) 30% (d) 40% 16. Average of 17 numbers is 60, average of first 9 number is 64 and average of last 9 number is 56 then find the ninth number. (a) 50 (b) 38 (c) 42 (d) 56 17. If 32% of any number is 270 more than 17% of the same number then find the number (a) 1200 (b) 1800 (c) 1500 (d) 1400 18. If cos2 θ − sin θ = (a)

(b)

1

2 1

1 4

√2 √3 2

(c) (d) 1 19. Two equal circles intersect at A and B and distance between their centres is 40 cm. Distance between A and B is 30 cm then find the radius of circle. (a) 15 (b) 25 (c) 17 (d) 16

20. If y =

2x

1+x

x+1

(a) �

5x−1

� � x−1 �

3x+1 x−1

(b) �

then, find value of

� � x+1 �

x−1 x−1

(d) �

+

2y

y2 −1

4x+1

��

3x+1 x−1 x+1 5x+1

(c) �

1

y+1

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5x−1

� � x−1 �

3x+1

21. Diameter of sphere is 17.5 cm. If diameter is reduced to half, the surface area of sphere is changed by what percent ? (a) 75% 1 (b) 33 % 3 2

(c) 66 % 3 (d) 50%

1−cosθ

22. If x = �

1+cosθ

(a) sec θ (b) tan θ (c) cot θ (d) cos θ

, then

2x

1−x2

=?

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A, B and C can finish a work in 10, 12 and 15 days respectively. They start working together. If B stops after 2 days, how long would it take A and C to finish the remaining work? (a) 3 days 8 (b) 3 days 11 6

(c) 2 days 11 6

(d) 3 days 11 24. The marked price of a radio is Rs 480. The shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% and still gains 8%. If no discount is allowed, find his gain percent. (a) 10% (b) 15% (c) 20% (d) 35% 25. The ratio of income of A, B and C is 3 : 7 : 4 and the ratio of their expenditure is 4 : 3 : 5 respectively. If A saves Rs 300 out of Rs 2400, find the savings of C. (a) Rs 565 (b) Rs 570 (c) Rs 575 (d) Rs 580

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SSC CGL TIER-I –ENGLISH LANGUAGE (MEMORY BASED) Directions (1-3): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it. 1. Keep the wolf from the door (a) To keep your enemy's at a distance so that they can't harm or injure you. (b) An activity or situation which is full of risks or serious difficulties. (c) to be able to comprehend any danger. (d) to maintain oneself at a minimal level 2. TEETHING PROBLEMS (a) Vulnerable area or a weak spot that could cause one's downfall or failure. (b) Problems that can only be solved at the ground levels (c) Short-term problems that occur in the early stages of a new project. (d) An annoying problem which persists for a long time. 3. At a stone's throw (a)At a short distance (b)At a place where quarrels take place (c)At a great distance (d)A quarry Directions (4-6): A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, click the button corresponding to "No improvement". 4. Neither Rajni nor Ragini were to take to her heels when they saw a cobra lying at the gate. (a) Neither Rajni nor Ragini were taken to (b) Neither Rajni nor Ragini were able to take to (c) Neither Rajni nor Ragini was to take to (d) No improvement 5. The higher you go, the harder it gets to keep your footing (a) The higher you go, the harder it will get in keeping your footing (b) The higher you go, harder it will get to keep your footing. (c) The higher you go, the harder it gets to keep your foot. (d) No improvement 6. Calamities and indigence in the past was afflicting more than at present. (a) were more afflicting (b) was afflicted more (c) was more afflicting (d) No improvement Directions (7-8): Groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the answer-sheet. 7. (a) Dictionrey (b) Dectionary (c) Dictionary (d) Dictionery 8. (a) Ambigouous (b) Ambiguos

(c) Ambigouos (d) Ambiguous Direction (9-11): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and click the button corresponding to it. 9. A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings (a) Accused (b) Appellant (c) Scapegoat (d) libellee 10. Impossible to change or improve (a) Incorrigible (b) Contrite (c) Penitent (d) Arrogant 11. To make atonement for one's sins (a)Expiate (b)Renounce (c)Remonstrate (d)Recant Directions (12-13): In the following questions, a sentence has four portions marked P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Rearrange it in the proper sequence in order to make a meaningful sentence. 12. (P) Would miss a very interesting game (Q) to be played (R) between two famous teams (S) he said that those who would not accompany him (a) SQRP (b) SRPQ (c) SPQR (d) QRPS 13. (P) Reading books is a habit (Q) but also enlarges the mind (R) because it not only increases knowledge (S) which must be cultivated by everybody (a) PQRS (b) PSRQ (c) SPRQ (d) PQSR Directions (14 – 16): In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the button corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, click the "No error" option. 14. After the farewell (A)/, the students of (B)/class 12th bade each other goodbye (C)/. No error (D). (a) A (b)B (c) C (d) D 15. If you permit me to speak the truth (A) / I shall state without hesitation (B) / that you have done a mistake (C) / No Error (D) (a)A (b)B (c)C (d)D 16. I succeeded persuading him (A) / to come with me (B) / only after hours of argument (C) / No Error (D) (a)A (b)B (c)C (d)D Directions (17-18): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word. 17. OPULENT (a) Lavish (b) Ascetic (c) Sparse (d) Austere 18. GROTESQUE (a) Mediocre (b) Suburban

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(c) Distorted (d) Conventional Directions (19-20): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is most opposite to the word given in bold. 19. IRK (a) Rattle (b) Exasperate (c) Infuriate (d) Affable 20. VANITY (a)PRIDE (b)LOVE (c)COURAGE (d)HUMILITY Directions (21- 25): In the following passage there are ten blanks each numbered. Find the right choice from the given alternatives. Each blank number corresponds to same numbered questions. While threatening the....(21)....of universal values, the campaign to spread democracy will not succeed. The twentieth century....(22)....that states could not simply remake the world or abbreviate historical transformations. Nor can they easily effect social change by transferring institutions....(23).... borders. Even within the ranks of territorial nation-states, the conditions for....(24)....democratic government are rare: an exciting state enjoying legitimacy, consent, and the ability to mediate conflicts between groups. Without such consensus, there is no single sovereign ‘people’ and therefore no …..(25)…. for arithmetical majorities. 21. (a) ingratiation (b) integrity (c) inability (d) integration 22. (a) destabilised (b) disdained (c) disintegrated (d) demonstrated 23. (a) cross (b) under (c) over (d) across 24. (a) effusive (b) effable (c) effervescent (d) effective 25. (a) parity (b) legitimacy (c) effectiveness (d) decency

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