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Volume-41, 6-12 January, 2018

Model Question Paper
SSC Matric Level Posts Exam (held on 26/03/2017)

Q1.         Amit said, "This girl is the wife of the grandson of my mother." How is Amit related to the girl?
A.            Father
B.            Father-in-law
C.            Grandfather
D.            Husband
Q2.         Pointing to a man in a photograph Reena said, "His mother's only daughter is my mother." How is Reena related to that man?
A.            Nephew
B.            Sister
C.            Niece
D.            Wife
Q3.         Complete the series: 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, (…)
A.            43
B.            47
C.            51
D.            53
Q4.         Complete the series. 4, 10, 22, 46, (…)
A.            56
B.            66
C.            76
D.            94
Q5.         Find the ODD one out.
A.            Cricket
B.            Baseball
C.            Football
D.            Billiards
Q6.         Which word will best complete the relationship given below? Tea : Leaves : : Coffee : ?
A.            Leaves
B.            Beverage
C.            Stimulant
D.            Seeds
Q7.         'Demographer' is related to 'People' in the same way as 'Philatelist' is related to.
A.            Fossils
B.            Stamps
C.            Photography
D.            Music
Q8. Anoop starts walking towards South. After walking 15 metres, he turns towards North. After walking 20 metres, he turns towards East and walks 10 metres. He then turns towards South and walks 5 metres. How far is he from his original position and in which direction?
A.            10 metres, North
B.            10 metres, South
C.            10 metres, West
D.            10 metres, East
Q9. Village Chimur is 20 km to the North of village Rewa. Village Rahate is 18 km to the East of Village Rewa. Village Angne is 12 km to the West of Chimur. If Sanjay starts from village Rahate and goes to village Angne, in which direction is he from his starting point?
A.            North
B.            North-West
C.            South
D.            South-East
Q10 . Mukesh is taller than Suresh, but shorter than Rakesh. Rakesh is taller than Harish, but shorter than Amar. Who among them is the shortest?
A.            Mukesh
B.            Suresh
C.            Harish
D.            Cannot be determined
Q11 . Arrange the following   in a logical order.   1. Punishment 2. Prison 3. Arrest 4. Crime 5. Judgement
A.            5, 1, 2, 3, 4
B.            4, 3, 5, 2, 1
C.            4, 3, 5, 1, 2
D.            2, 3, 1, 4, 5
Q12. Which letters will best complete the relationship given below? BYVE : GTQJ : : CXUF : ?
A.            HSQJ
B.            IROL
C.            HSPK
D.            GTRI
Q13.       Complete the series: Z, S, W, O, T, K, Q, G, (...), (...)
A.            N, D
B.            N, C
C.            O, D
D.            O, C
Q14.       Complete the series: ELFA, GLHA, ILJA, (…), MLNA
A.            OLPA
B.            KLMA
C.            LLMA
D.            KLLA
Q15. If BROWN is coded as ZPMUL, VIOLET will be coded as.
A.            TGMJCR
B.            SGMJCQ
C.            TGMJCQ
D.            TGWCQZ
Q16 . If BEAT is written as GIDV, SOUP may be written as.
A.            YSXR
B.            ZSYS
C.            XSYS
D.            XSXR
Q17. Choose the correct synonym of the given word from the options given below. INDOLENT
A.            Active
B.            Lethargic
C.            Stubborn
D.            Diligent
Q18 . Choose the correct synonym of the given word from the options given below. SENSUOUS
A.            Delicious
B.            Passionate
C.            Abundant
D.            Imposing
Q19.       Choose the correct synonym of the given word from the options given below. CONTRADICT
A.            Predict
B.            Support
C.            External
D.            Oppose
Q20. Choose the correct antonym of the given word from the options given below. EXTRAVAGANT
A.            Miserly
B.            Uneconomical
C.            Compassionate
D.            Narrow-minded
Q21. Choose the correct antonym of the given word from the options given below. DORMANT
A.            Active
B.            Dreamy
C.            Asleep
D.            Invisible
Q22. Choose the correct antonym of the given word from the options given below. CIRCUITOUS
A.            Straight
B.            Certain
C.            Tenacious
D.            Quick
Q23. Complete the sentence using the most appropriate word from the options given. Kumar _____ avoids playing tennis on weekdays as it is very tiring.
A.            Rarely
B.            Usually
C.            Greatly
D.            Highly
Q24. Choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. If you are late to the meeting, it will be really difficult to _____ the subjects which have been discussed.
A.            Look for
B.            Catch up with
C.            Play down
D.            Drop in
Q25. Choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. The day was extremely hot and in no time, my back was drenched with _____.
A.            Prickly heat
B.            Perspiration
C.            Sores
D.            Fatigue
Q26. Choose from the four options, the word that best substitute the given phrase. Author's explanatory remarks at the beginning of a book.
A.            Foreword
B.            Biography
C.            Preface
D.            Bibliography
Q27. Choose from the four options, the word that best substitutes the given phrase. Art of growing flowers, fruits and vegetables.
A.            Horticulture
B.            Landscaping
C.            Bonsai
D.            Plantation
Q28. Choose the MISSPELT word.
A.            Lesion
B.            Lessee
C.            Lessar
D.            Lesser
Q29. Choose the MISSPELT word.
A.            Crescent
B.            Express
C.            Domineer
D.            Ferous
Q30 . The following sentence has four parts marked   P, Q, R and S. Choose the part of sentence   with the error and mark as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error (S)' as your answer. He went on committing crime after crime (P)/ and in spite  of my best efforts (Q)/ I could not prevent him to do so  (R)/ No error (S)
A.            P
B.            Q
C.            R
D.            S
Q31. Choose the correct word/phrase to complete the following sentence. The plane bound for Delhi ______ in another ten minutes.
A.            Left
B.            Has left
C.            Leaves
D.            Is leaving
Q32. Choose the correct tense from the given options to complete the sentence. Geetha _____ to the United Kingdom last week.
A.            Go
B.            Went
C.            Has go
D.            Was going
Q33. Complete the sentence using the most appropriate word from the options given. Shweta has________ in Chennai all her life.
A.            Lives
B.            Living
C.            Lived
D.            Been lived
Q34. Rewrite the sentence         in passive voice. She will have fed these children.
A.            These children was been fed by her
B.            These children will have been fed by her
C.            These children will have been feed by her
D.            These children will be fed by her
Q35. Rewrite the sentence in passive voice. The postman delivers letters.
A.            Letters are delivered by the postman
B.            Letters will delivered by the postman
C.            Letters have delivered by the postman
D.            Letters had delivered by the postman
Q36. Rewrite the sentence in Indirect speech. The captain said, 'Hurrah! We have won the match.'
A.            The captain exclaimed with joy that they had won the match
B.            The captain exclaimed that they won the match
C.            The captain exclaimed with joy that we had won the match
D.            The captain exclaimed that we had won the match
Q37 . Rewrite the sentence in Indirect speech. He said, 'Yes, I am at fault.'
A.            He admitted that he was at fault
B.            He forbade that he was at fault
C.            He asked that he is at fault
D.            He admitted that he were at fault
Q38. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase for the given sentence. It was on 'the tip of my tongue' when you also proposed that we should go to the auditorium.
A.            Slip of tongue
B.            To be annoyed
D.            None of these
Q39. Choose the meaning of the given idiomatic expression from the options given in quotes. He 'did me a good turn' by recommending me for the post of Vice-Principal.
A.            Returned my kindness
B.            Did an act of kindness
C.            Improved my prospects
D.            Became suddenly good
Q40. In the following question, a part of the sentence is given in quotes. Out of the four options which follow, choose the correct option which may improve the sentence.  In case no improvement is required, choose "No Improvement" option and mark accordingly. 'What happens to' all those travellers on the ship was not known.
A.            What happen to
B.            That is what happens to
C.            What happened to
D.            No improvement
Q41. In the following question, a part of the sentence is given in quotes. Out of the four options which follow, choose the correct option which may improve the sentence. In case no improvement is required, choose "No Improvement" option and mark accordingly. 'Despite of their' differences on matters of principles, they all agree on the demand of hike in salary.
A.            Despite of there
B.            Despite for their
C.            Despite their
D.            No improvement
Q42. If (12)³ is subtracted from the square of a number, the answer so obtained is 976. What is the number?
A.            52
B.            54
C.            56
D.            58
Q43. A number when added to its two-third is equal to 35. The number is.
A.            19
B.            20
C.            21
D.            22
Q44. 4.036 divided by 0.04 gives.
A.            1.009
B.            10.09
C.            100.9
D.            None of these
Q45. Find 5 + 10 + 15 + 20 + …... + 100=?
A.            820
B.            850
C.            1050
D.            2100
Q46. A number added to two-seventh of its value is equal to 72. Find the number.
A.            56
B.            66
C.            76
D.            86

Test of General Awareness
(Useful for IBPS (Clerks &  Officers)/SBI /SSC/UPSC Exams)
1.            B
2.            C
3.            A
4.            D
5.            D
6.            D
7.            B
8.            D
9.            B
10.          D
11.          C
12.          C
13.          B
14.          D
15.          A
16.          D
17.          B
18.          B
19.          D
20.          A
21.          A
22.          A
23.          B
24.          B
25.          B
26.          C
27.          A
28.          C
29.          D
30.          C
31.          D
32.          B
33.          C
34.          B
35.          A
36.          A
37.          A
38.          C
39.          B
40.          C
41.          C
42.          A
43.          C
44.          C
45.          C
46.          A