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Volume-47, 17-23 February, 2018

MASTER QUESTION PAPER

(Exam Code : SSC HSC 26032017 Exam )

Q1.         Complete the series.

14, 21, 35, 57, 88, (...)

A.            182

B.            129

C.            166

D.            127

Q2 . The largest natural number which exactly divides the product of any four consecutive natural numbers is:

A.            6

B.            12

C.            24

D.            120

Q3.         If 60% of  3/5 of a number is 36, then the number is

A.            86

B.            94

C.            100

D.            115

Q4.         A, B, C and D share a property worth Rs. 77500. If A : B = 3 : 2, B : C = 5 : 4 and C : D = 3 : 7, find the share of B.

A.            Rs. 20000

B.            Rs. 15000

C.            Rs. 25000

D.            Rs. 18000

Q5.         The average age of A, B and C is 26 years, if the average age of A and C is 29 years, what is the age of B in years?

A.            20

B.            23

C.            26

D.            29

Q6.         If the selling price of 2/3 of a certain quantity of milk be equal to the cost price of whole milk, then what will be the gain percent in this transaction?

A.            48%

B.            50%

C.            53%

D.            56%

Q7.         A sum of money is to be divided among P, Q and R in the ratio 2 : 3 : 7. If the total share of P and Q together is Rs. 1500 less than R, what is the share of P?

A.            Rs. 1500

B.            Rs. 1750

C.            Rs. 2000

D.            Rs. 2500

Q8.         Kavi can do a job in 10 days and Arthy in 15 days. If both of them work together, how long will the work last?

A.            6 days

B.            8 days

C.            9 days

D.            11 days

Q9 . Find the value of a/b + b/a, if a and b are the roots of the quadratic equation x² + 8x + 4 = 0.

A.            15

B.            14

C.            24

D.            26

Q10. If x³ + y³ = 9 and x + y = 3 then the value of x4 + y4 is:

A.            81

B.            32

C.            27

D.            17

Q11. The length of the diagonal BD of the parallelogram ABCD is 18cm. If P and Q are the centroids ABC and ADC respectively, length of PQ is:

A.            4 cm

B.            12 cm

C.            6 cm

D.            9 cm

Q12 . What is the radius of the incircle (circle inscribed) of the triangle whose sides measure 5, 12 and 13 units?

A.            2 units

B.            12 units

C.            6 units

D.            6.5 units

Q13. There is a rectangular garden whose length and width is 60m x 20m. There is a walkway of uniform width around garden. The area of the walkway is 516m. Find the width of the walkway.

A.            1

B.            2

C.            3

D.            4

Q14. A piece of wire 132 cm long is bent successively in the shape of a equilateral triangle, a square, a regular hexagon and a circle.Then which has the largest surface area?

A.            Equilateral triangle

B.            Square

C.            Circle

D.            Regular hexagon

Q15. Each side of equilateral triangle is increased by 1.5%. The percentage increase in its area is

A.            1.50%

B.            3%

C.            4.50%

D.            5.70%

Q16. ABCD is a trapezium in which AB is parallel to CD and AB=2CD. If its diagonals intersect each other at O, the ratio of the area of triangle AOB and COD is:

A.            1 : 2

B.            2 : 1

C.            1 : 4

D.            4 : 1

Q17. The top of a 15 m high tower makes an angle of elevation of 60° with the bottom of an electric pole and an angle of elevation of 30° with the top of the pole. What is the height of the electric pole?

A.            5 m

B.            8 m

C.            10 m

D.            12 m

Q18. An observer 1.5 m tall is 28.5 m away from a chimney. The angle of elevation of the top of the chimney from her eyes is 45°. What is the height of the chimney?

A.            25 m

B.            28 m

C.            30 m

D.            32 m

Q19. The value of (1+ tan²0)=?

A.            sec²0

B.            cosec²0

C.            cot²0

D. sin²0

Q20. The ______ is the effective border between India and the People’s Republic of China.

A.            LOC

B.            LAC

C.            LOG

D.            None of these

Q21. The Rann of Kutch is a marshy region located in Northwestern Gujarat and the bordering Sindh province of _____.

A.            Pakistan

C.            Nepal

D.            Afghanistan

Q22. Which Indian tennis star was conferred with Padma Bhushan on April 12, 2016?

A.            Sania Mirza

B.            Leander Paes

C.            Mahesh Bhupathi

D.            Vijay Amritraj

Q23 . In which Indian State did the game of Polo originate?

A.            Meghalaya

B.            Rajasthan

C.            Manipur

D.            Paschim Banga

Q24. The 'Dronacharya Award' is given to.

A.            Sportsmen

B.            Coaches

C.            Umpires

D.            Sports Editors

Q25. Which of the following Acts first made the provision for the appointment of the Indian high Commissioner in the Great Britain?

A.            Indian Council Act, 1892

B.            Indian Council Act, 1909

C.            Government of India Act, 1919

D.            Government of India Act, 1935

Q26. The Qutub Minar was completed by the famous ruler.

A.            Qutubuddin Aibak

B.            Iltutmish

C.            Feroz Shah Tuglaq

D.            Alauddin Khilji

Q27. "Sare Jahan Se Achcha, Hindustan Hamara" was written by.

A.            Mohammed Iqbal

B.            Hasrat Mohani

D.            None of these

Q28. Chaam masked dances are performed in.

A.            Sikkim

B.            Kerala

C.            Nagaland

D.            Jharkhand

Q29. Which of the planets is known as 'morning star' as well as 'evening star'?

A.            Jupiter

B.            Mars

C.            Mercury

D.            Venus

Q30. How many hours of daylight does the equator experience on September eqinox?

A.            8

B.            9

C.            10

D.            12

Q31. Estimates of poverty in India are given by the -

A.            NSSO

B.            CSO

C.            Ministry of Rural Development and Programme Implementation

D.            Planning Commission

Q32. For which of the following sectors, was the National Social Security Fund set up by the Indian Government?

A.            Agricultural Sector

B.            Organised Sector

C.            Unorganised Sector

D.            Private Sector

Q33.       The first definite step to provide parliamentary control over East India Company was taken by-

A.            The Regulating Act, 1773

B.            The Pitt's India Act, 1784

C.            The Charter Act, 1793

D.            The Charter Act, 1813

Q34. Which of the following States has the largest representation of seats in the Lok Sabha?

A.            Bihar

B.            Maharashtra

Q35. Who among the following was a space research scientist?

A.            J.C. Bose

B.            Salim Ali

C.            Sandip Trivedi

D.            Vikram Sarabhai

Q36. The final result of a study will be more accurate if the sample drawn is.

A.            Taken randomly

B.            Fixed by quota

C.            Representative to the population

D.            Purposive

Q37. Which of the following is a vector quantity?

A.            Momentum

B.            Pressure

C.            Energy

D.            Work

Q38. One light year is approximately equal to -

A.            9.46x10¹¹ m

B.            9.46x10¹5 m

C.            9.46x10¹6 m

D.            9.46x10¹7 m

Q39. The force required to keep a body in uniform circular motion is :

A.            Centripetal force

B.            Centrifugal force

C.            Resistance

D.            None of these

Q40. Which of the following is a spacecraft?

A.            TecSAR

B.            Spitzer

C.            Cassini

D.            Apophis

Q41. A radar that detects the presence of an enemy aircraft uses -

A.            Sound waves

C.            Electric waves

D.            Ultrasonic waves

Q42. Which among the following acid is present in gastric juice?

A.            Hydrochloric acid

B.            Citric acid

C.            Sulphuric acid

D.            Acetic acid

Q43. Which State was declared on January 18, 2016 as the first organic farming State of India?

A.            Kerala

B.            Goa

C.            Sikkim

D.            Telangana

Q44. Which of the following ministries has launched UDAY scheme?

A.            Ministry of Minority Affairs

B.            Ministry of Law and Justice

C.            Ministry of Power

D.            Ministry of Shipping

Answer key of Qs, Published in issue 27 January-02 February, 2018

1              C

2              A

3              D

4              C

5              A

6              D

7              C

8              D

9              D

10           D

11           D

12           B

13           D

14           A

15           A

16           A

17           A

18           B

19           A

20           D

21           A

22           B

23           D

24           B

25           D

26           D

27           C

28           C

29           A

30           D

31           B

32           C

33           C

34           D

35           D

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