Sectional Test for SSC CGL Exam (Set - 2)

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Sectional Test for SSC CGL Exam (Set - 2)
Directions (1 – 3): In the following Questions, some part of the sentences has errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and answer corresponding to the appropriate part, marked as (A), (B) and (C). If a sentence is free from error, mark answer as (D).
1. (A) It is as important turning point
(B) as Deng’s revolution in China
(C) in December 1978.
(D) No error

2. (A) No one need asked
(B) if it would take off
(C) the only question was when.
(D) No error
3. (A) By the next morning,
(B) as they bring coffee mugs to their desks,
(C) the Americans having their solutions as they log on.
(D) No error
Directions (4 – 6): In the following questions, sentences given with blanks are to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and choose the correct answer.
4. Why has a country as __________ blessed as India achieved so little in a half century of freedom?
(A) Scarcely
(B) Lavishly
(C) Extravagantly
(D) Bountifully
5. He was _______ under a false name.
(A) Masquerading
(B) Furnishing
(C) Getting on
(D) Putting up
6. One of the ______ questions of history is why we failed to create an industrial revolution in India.
(A) Hopeful
(B) Mysterious
(C) Intriguing
(D) Pondering
Directions (7 – 8): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it as answer.
7. Paean
(A) Eulogy
(B) Tragedy
(C) Lyric
(D) Music
8. Castigation
(A) Praise
(B) Reprimand
(C) Support
(D) Influence
Directions (9 – 10): In the following questions, choose the option opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it as answer.
9. Opinionated
(A) Doctrinaire
(B) Biased
(C) Latitudinarian
(D) Pontifical
10. Flounder
(A) Glide
(B) Limp
(C) Linger
(D) Fickle

Quantitative Aptitude
1. If the cost price of 10 articles is equal to the selling price of 16 articles, then the loss percent is
A) 30
B) 37.5
C) 42.5
D) 45
2. When a shopkeeper gives l0% discount on the list price of a toy, his gain is 20%. If he had given a discount of 20%, his percentage of gain would have been
A) 6 2/3
B) 8 1/3
C) 10
D) 15
3. In an examination, a student must get 36% marks to pass. A student who got 380 marks failed by 70 marks. The total marks in that examination is :
A) 1250
B) 1450
C) 1500
D) 1280
4. The prepaid card of Airtel gives 19% less talktime than the prepaid card of Idea, having same price. Again the postpaid card of the same price of Idea gives 10% less talktime than its prepaid card. Similarly the postpaid card of same price of Airtel gives 11.11% less talktime than its prepaid card. How much percent less talktime we get from the Airtel postpaid card than the postpaid card of Idea?
A) 21.11%
B) 20%
C) 30.11%
D) 22.22%
5. The average age of a husband and his wife was 23 years at the beginning of their marriage. After five years they have a one-year old child. The average age of the family of three, when the child was born, was
A) 23 years
B) 24 years
C) 18 years
D) 20 years
E) 21 years
6. Out of 20 boys, 6 are each of 1 m 15 cm height, 8 are of 1 m 10 cm and rest of 1 m 12 cm. The average height of all of them is
A) 1m 12.1cm
B) 1m 21.1cm
C) 1m 21cm
D) 1m 12cm
7. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from a point A on the ground is 30°. On moving a distance of 20 metres towards the foot of the tower to a point B, the angle of elevation increases to 60°. The height of the tower is
A) √3 m
B) 5√3 m
C) 10√3 m
D) 20√3 m
Directions (8 – 10): The following bar chart shows the trends of foreign direct investments (FDI) into India from all over the world.
8. What was the ratio of investment in 1997 over the investment in 1992 ?
A) 5.5
B) 5.36
C) 5.64
D) 5.75
9. What was absolute difference in the FDI to India in between 1996 and 1997 ?
A) 7.29
B) 7.13
C) 8.13
D) None of these
10. What was India's total FDI for the period shown in the figure ?
A) 93.82
B) 93.22
C) 93.19
D) None of these

1. If ‘train’ is called ‘bus’, ‘bus’ is called ‘tractor’, ‘tractor’ is called ‘car’, ‘car’ is called ‘scooter’, ‘scooter’ is called ‘bicycle’, ‘bicycle’ is called ‘moped’, which is used to plough a field?
(a) Train
(b) Bus
(c) Tractor
(d) Car
2. Pointing to Sahil, Monica said, “He is the son of my father’s only son.” How is Sahil’s mother related to Monica?   
(a) Daughter
(b) Aunt
(c) Sister
(d) Sister-in-law
3. In a row of children, Pooja is ninth from the left and Yashita is thirteenth from the right. They exchange their positions and then Pooja becomes seventeenth from the left. Find the new position of Yashita from the right end of the row.
(a) 20th
(b) 21st
(c) 27th
(d) None of these
4. Which term will replace the question mark in the series:
ABD,   DGK,   HMS,   MTB,   SBL,   ?
(a) ZKU
(b) ZKW
(c) ZAB
(d) ZKV
5. How many odd numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately preceded and also immediately followed by an even number?
5  1  4  7  3  9  8  5  7  2  6  3  1  5  8  6  3 8  5  2  2  4  3  4  9  6
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
6. Count the number of squares in the given figure

A) 8
B) 12
C) 15
D) 18
7. The question below contains three elements. These three elements may or may not have some linkage. Each group of the elements may fit into one of the diagrams at (a), (b), (c) and (d). You have to indicate groups of elements in each of the questions fit into which of the diagrams given below. The letter indicating the diagram is the answer.
Yak, Zebra, Deer
Directions (8 – 10): In the following diagram, three classes of population are represented by three figures. The triangle represents the school teachers, the square represents the married persons and the circle represents the persons living in joint families.
8. Married persons living in joint families but not working as school teachers are represented by
(a) C
(b) F
(c) D
(d) A
9. Persons who live in joint families, are unmarried and who do not work as school teachers are represented by
(a) C
(b) B
(c) E
(d) D
10. Married teachers living in joint families are represented by
(a) C
(b) B
(c) D
(d) A

1. The official historian of India’s struggle for Independence was –
(A) R.C. Majumdar
(B) Tarachand / rkjkpan
(C) V.D. Savarkar
(D) S.N. Sen
2. What do we study in Psephology ?
(A) Statistical study of Election, vote etc.
(B) Study of rainfall pattern
(C) Study of gene disorders
(D) None of these
3. Gossamer silk is produced by –
(A) Silk worm
(B) Spider silk
(C) Mulberry silk
(D) Eri silk
4. What is Kayal ?
(A) Tarai Region
(B) Ganges Delta
(C) Plateau of Deccan
(D) Lake of Kerala
5. Prime Minister’s Labour Prizes are given to the employees of –
(A) Public Sector undertakings of State Government only
(B) Public Sector undertakings of Central Government only
(C) Public sector undertakings of State and Central Government only
(D) Public sector undertakings of State and Central Governments and selected manufacturing units of private sector
6. What is ‘Vitrification’ technology ?
(A) Used in nuclear waste management
(B) Used in solar cell technology
(C) Used to reduce carbon emissions
(D) None of these
7. Who of the following is the author of the book "The Audacity of Hope" ?
(A) Donald Trump
(B) Bill Clinton
(C) Hillary Clinton
(D) Barack Obama
8. Which article of the Indian Constitution defines the duties of the Chief Minister ?
(A) Article 162
(B) Article 164
(C) Article 165
(D) Article 167
9. Who was the chairperson of the committee constituted for the review of the company act, 2013?
(A) Tapan Ray
(B) Haque
(C) Rangrajan
(D) R.V. Ishwar
10. Which medieval King of India introduced the ‘Iqta System’ ?
(A) Iltutmish
(B) Balban
(C) Allauddin Khilji
(D) Razya