Sectional Test for SSC CGL Exam (Set - 1)

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Sectional Test for SSC CGL Exam (Set - 1)
Directions (1 – 5): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. Leadership defines what the future should look like and ........ people with that vision.
(A) aligns
(B) develops
(C) trains
(D) encourages
2. All the people involved in the issue feel a great .......... to his suggestion.
(A) contradiction
(B) adherence
(C) indifference
(D) repugnance
3. All the respondents should express their .......... views in this questionnaire.
(A) convenient
(B) confident
(C) candid
(D) favourable
4. The ship waited till the storm ......... before sailing out to sea.
(A) evaporated
(B) consolidated
(C) abated
(D) normalized
5. I agree ........your proposal but not ...... your friend on all issues.
(A) to, with
(B) with, to
(C) with, with
(D) to, to
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The most common time of the year, by far, to decide to take on a new language is of course January 1, as part of a New Year’s resolution. Generally, the resolution is something along the lines of “Learn Spanish (or whatever language it may be) within a year.” Unfortunately, many fail miserably. This is precisely why I recommend you pick a specific target with a specific deadline for your language learning project. I don’t have resolutions; I have missions. The word mission even has a sense of urgency and requires a plan of action beyond what simply promising yourself ever could. Having watched probably too many action movies and TV shows while growing up, I like to add a little drama to otherwise mundane tasks, and the concept of a mission to be completed against a ticking clock makes it seem much more exciting.
This brings us to the title of this book: Fluent in 3 Months. The point is not that you have to aim for fluency in three months, but that you do need to be specific about what you’re aiming for, and this title is one such example of a very specific target and a deadline to reach it by. Successful language learners are those who are as specific as possible with their goals.
6. What does the author recommend, in order not to fail in one’s new year resolutions?
(A) to tell those resolutions to a friend
(B) to write down those resolutions in a notebook
(C) pick a specific target with a specific deadline
(D) to plan for it for a week and then try doing it
7. Why does the author prefer the word ‘mission’ over ‘resolution’?
(A) The word mission has a sense of urgency and requires a plan of action beyond what simply promising oneself ever could.
(B) The word mission has a sense of inspiration in itself
(C) The word mission has been sort of a lucky charm for the author
(D) The word mission carries an inherent strength that somehow pushes the person to finish his work.
8. What does the author cite as a possible reason for his preference to add a little drama to otherwise mundane tasks ?
(A) His interest in participating in drama workshops in college
(B) He thinks his readers always like to have some dramatics in what they read
(C) He has an imaginative mind that makes up things
(D) Him having watched too many action movies and TV shows while growing up
9. Who are successful language learners?
(A) Those who have too many resources to learn from
(B) Those who are as specific as possible with their goals
(C) Those who have started learning languages from their childhood
(D) Those whose parents are good language learners
10. What is the most appropriate alternate word for the word ‘mundane’ used in the passage?
(A) Ordinary
(B) Exciting
(C) Interesting
(D) Zealous
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
1. X can do a piece of work in 6 day, while X and Y together can complete it in 1 ½ days. How long will Y alone take to complete ?
A) 2 days
B) 4 days
C) 4 ½ days
D) 3 days
2. 8 men can dig a pit in 20 days. If a man works half as much again as a boy, then 4 men and 9 boys can dig a similar pit in
A) 15 days
B) 10 days
C) 12 days
D) 16 days
3. The difference between the interior and exterior angles of a regular polygon is 120ยบ. The number of sides of polygon is ?
A) 18
B) 12
C) 8
D) 16
4. On the top of a cubical box a pyramid is placed, base of the pyramid being the same as the top of the box. Height of the pyramid is twice the height of the box. The ratio of the volume of the combined body to that of the box is ?
A) 4/3
B) 5/3
C) 5/4
D) 8/5
5. If the ratio of area of curved surface and its circular base of a right circular cone is √5 :1 and h and r are the height and radius of the base of the cone, then the ratio of h : r will be
A) 1 : 2
B) √5 : 1
C) 3 : 2
D) 2 : 1
6. A train travelling at 48 km/hr crosses an another train half of its length and travelling in opposite direction at 42 km/hr in 12 seconds. It also passes a railway platform in 45 seconds. The length of the railway platform is
(A) 200 m
(B) 300 m
(C) 350 m
(D) 400 m
7. Running 4/3 of his usual speed, a person improves his timing by 10 minutes. Find his usual time to cover the given distance.
(A) 40 min
(B) 45 min
(C) 46 min
(D) 48 min
8. A can write 75 pages in 25 hrs. A and B together can write 135 pages in 27 hrs. In what time can B write 42 pages?
(A) 17 hrs.
(B) 19 hrs.
(C) 21 hrs.
(D) 23 hrs.
9. In the given figure if each of the outer circles have radii 'R', then the radius of the inner circle will be :

10. Find the area of the shaded region if the radius of each of the circle is 1cm.

REASONING
1. From the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
ACCOUTREMENTS
A) TENETS
B) MOURNS
C) TOURNAMENTS
D) ACCOUNTS
2. Ramesh is the son of Reena, who is the daughter of Deva. Suresh is the only son of Deva. How is Suresh related to Ramesh ?
A) Father
B) Uncle
C) Cousin
D) None of these
3. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it ?
_ _ L L M _ L _ L _ M L
(A) MMLLM
(B) LLLMM
(C) LMLML
(D) MLMLM
4. Which of the following interchange of signs would make the given equation correct ?
30 + 5 × 4 ÷ 3 – 2 = 25
(A) + and ×
(B) ÷ and –
(C) × and –
(D) + and ÷
5. Keshav went 120 km to north from his office, then turned right and went 60 km, again turned right and went 60 km, finally turned left and went 20 km. How many km will he have driven to reach home without taking any turn?
A) 60km
B) 80km
C) 100km
D) 120km
6. Which number is opposite to 6 ?

A) 3
B) 4
C) 1
D) 5
7. Which venn diagram shows the relation between male, female and teacher?

8. Find the number of triangles in the given figure.

A) 8
B) 9
C) 10
D) More than 10
9. Find the missing number from the given table.
7
11
14
8
?
10
9
10
16
6
10
8
A) 10
B) 11
C) 9
D) 8
10. Find the next figure of the following series.
GENERAL AWARENESS
1. Who is the youngest Indian to conquer the Mount Everest?
(A) Dhananjay
(B) Ravindra Kumar
(C) Abhinav Pandey
(D) Arjun Vajpayee
2. India is not a member of —
(A) SARRC
(B) U.N.
(C) G - 20
(D) G - 8
3. The only leader who got Bharat Ratna Award while being at Home Minister's position was
(A) Lal Bhadur Shastri
(B) Govind Vallabh Pant
(C) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
(D) Gulzari Lal Nanda
4. The other Congress leader who was with Moti Lal Nehru in the formation of Swaraj Party in 1930 ?
(A) B. J. Tilak
(B) Chitranjan Das
(C) M. K. Gandhi
(D) G. K. Gokhale
5. Who said, “Truth is the ultimate reality and God” ?
(A) Swami Vivekanand
(B) Ravindra Nath Tagore
(C) M. K. Gandhi
(D) S. Radhakrishnan
6. Which of the following college was established first?
(A) Hindu College, Kolkata
(B) Delhi College
(C) Mayo College
(D) Muslim Anglo Oriental College
7. What is the principle of Life-jacket?
(A) It provides oxygen to the drowning person.
(B) It increases persons volume to help him float.
(C) It decreases persons volume to help him float.
(D) A person can sit on it
8. Silk Road Gold Fund has been set up by —
(A) USA
(B) Russia
(C) China
(D) India
9. Which of the following republic is not associated with Yugoslavia?
(A) Slovania
(B) Macedonia
(C) Latvia
(D) Bosnia
10. On which river India's first multipurpose project is constructed ?
(A) Sutlej
(B) Damodar
(C) Mahanadi
(D) Godavari