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Live Leak - SSC CGL 2016 Tier I Model

Question Paper
Quantitative Aptitude
Q1. The number of numbers between 168 and 280, both included, which are
divisible by 8 is
1. 17
2. 37
3. 15
4. 16
Q2. A village road is to be constructed by a team of 350 workers. After 14 days it
was found that only 2/9th part of the work was completed. To complete the rest
in another 35 days. How many more workers should be employed?
1. 150 workers
2. 152 workers
3. 125 workers
4. 140 workers
Q3. In a circle of radius 5 cm, AB and AC are two equal chords such that AB = AC
= 6 cm. The length of BC (in cm) is
1. 1.2
2. 2.4
3. 4.8
4. 9.6
Q4. A trader allows two successive discounts of 30% and 20%. If he gets Rs. 112
for an article. Find its marked price.
1. Rs. 250
2. Rs. 150
3. Rs. 200
4. Rs. 300
Q5. A bag contains 375 currency notes consisting of 5-rupee, 10-rupee and 50rupee currencies in the ratio 4 : 8 : 3 respectively. Out of this, Rs. 50 is spent and
the left out money is exchanged for 100-rupee currency notes. Then the number
of 100-rupee currency notes is
1. 150
2. 62
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3. 72
4. 52
Q6. Jatin travels three equal distances with the speed of a km/ hr; b km/hr and c
km/hr respectively. Then the average speed of the whole journey, in km/hr, is
1.
2.
3.
4.

2
++

++
2
+
3
++

Q7. The difference between simple interest and compound interest on Rs. 6,000
for 2 years at 4 % is
1. Rs. 9.50
2. Rs. 9.60
3. Rs. 11.2
4. Rs. 10.25
Q8.
1.
2.
3.
4.

In a PQR, QP = QR, Q = y and P = (2y-20). Then Q is


30
40
44
54

Q9.
1.
2.
3.
4.

If sec + tan = 3, then the value of +1 is


13/7
5/7
1/7
11/7

Q10. After replacing an old member by a new member it is found that the average
age of 5 members of a club is the same as it was 4 years ago. The difference
between the ages of the replaced and the new member is:
1. 20 years
2. 10 years
3. 8 years
4. 16 years
Q11. If A(1, 2), B(4, y), C(x, 6) and D(3, 5) are the vertices of a parallelogram taken
in order, then find the values of x and y.
1. x = 6, y = 3
2. x = 6, y = -3
3. x = -6, y = 3
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4. x = -6, y = -3
Q12. Two vessels contain milk and water in the ratio 2 : 5 and 9 : 4. A mixture
containing milk and water in the ratio 8 : 5 is to be obtained. Find out the ratio in
which liquid from these two vessels should be mixed.
1. 7 : 30
2. 30 : 7
3. 23 : 8
4. 8 : 17
Q13. Find the value of 4
1.
2.
3.
4.

28/13
13/7
21/13
8/21

3
1+

2
1
3+
5

Q14. The perimeter of a rectangle and a square are 60 m each. The area of the
rectangle is less than that of the area of square by 25 square m. The length of the
rectangle is
1. 12
2. 20
3. 10
4. 15
Q15. In the given figure, DE || BC. If DE = 8 cm, BC = 12 cm and Area of ADE =
32 cm2, then the area of ABC is

1. 46 cm2
2. 27 cm2
3. 48 cm2
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4. 54 cm2
Q16.
1.
2.
3.
4.

The value of sin2 25 + sin2 40 + sin2 45 + sin2 50 + sin2 65 + sin2 90 is


3/2
5/2
7/2
9/2

Q17. Aruns salary is 50% more than that of Pranav. If Arun saves Rs. 540, which
9% of his salary, then Pranavs salary is
1. Rs. 6000
2. Rs. 4800
3. Rs. 4000
4. Rs. 6200
Q18. 2/3 of the volume of a right circular cone whose height is 21 cm and radius of
the base is the radius of the circle of area 154 cm2, is
3
1. 726 2 3
2

2. 627 3 3
3

3. 817 2 3
2

4. 718 3 3
1

Q19. If + = 3, find the value of y24 + y18


1.
2.
3.
4.

0
1
2
-2

Q20-23. Direction: - The following pie chart shows the estimated expenditure
on decoration of a house whose total expenses are Rs. 1,40,000/-. Examine the chart
and answer Questions.

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Q20.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Fee paid for Architecture


Rs. 14,500
Rs. 15,400
Rs. 9,600
Rs. 15,600

Q21.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Expenditure on furniture and curtains


Rs. 32,200
Rs. 1,80,000
Rs. 38,400
Rs. 32,800

Q22.
1.
2.
3.
4.

How much did they spent more on flooring than on grills?


Rs. 2,800
Rs. 3,600
Rs. 4,600
Rs. 5,600

Q23. Find the ratio of total surface area to the lateral surface area of a cone, if base
radius and slant height are 6 cm and 10 cm respectively.
1. 8 : 5
2. 3 : 7
3. 5 : 8
4. 4 : 9
Q24.
1.
2.
3.
4.

If 14 [11 { (3 8)}] = 25, then find the value of x.


516/173
516/133
526/133
536/143

Q25. What will be the area of the right angled isosceles triangle whose hypotenuse
is 202 cm?
1. 100 cm2
2. 200 cm2
3. 150 cm2
4. 400 cm2

Logical Reasoning
Q26. Directions: In the following question, find the odd number pair from the
given alternatives.
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1.
2.
3.
4.

6246-6296
7137-7267
4344-4684
5235-5465

Q27. Directions: In the following question, find the odd word pair from the given
alternatives.
1. Socrates
2. Beethoven
3. Mozart
4. Bach
Q28. Directions: In question, select the one which is different from other three
alternatives.
1. MOQT
2. SUWZ
3. BDEG
4. ACEH
Q29. Directions: In the following question select the related letters from the
alternatives.
ADBC : WZXY :: EHFG : ?
1. SVTU
2. STUV
3. TUSV
4. STVU
Q30. Directions: From among the given alternatives select the one in which the
set of numbers is most like the set of numbers given in the question.
Given set (3, 4, 5)
1. (6, 8, 10)
2. (9, 12, 15)
3. (6, 7, 8)
4. (12, 16, 20)
Q31. Directions: In the following question, select the related number from the
given alternatives.
APPLE: 50 :: ORANGE: ?
1. 60
2. 69
3. 61
4. 63
Q32. Directions: In the following question, which one set of letters when
sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
aa __ baa ___ aaa ____ ba ___ ba
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1.
2.
3.
4.

abba
abab
abaa
babb

Q33. Directions: In question, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the
correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
121, 222, 424, ?
1. 524
2. 646
3. 828
4. 636
Q34. If TRANSFER is coded as RTNAFSRE, then how ELEPHANT be coded in that
code language?
1. LEPEHATN
2. LEPEAHTN
3. LEEPAHTN
4. LEPEAHNT
Q35.
1.
2.
3.
4.

If 54 + 43 = 2, 60 + 51 = 10, then 62 + 72 = ?
30
18
20
9

Q36. Pratik hit the magic ball that can change directions on its own. It travelled 5
km towards east, turned left and travelled 20 km. Then, it turned right, travelled
11 km and then 5 km southwards. Then it further travelled 4 km towards east.
How far is the ball from Pratik and in which direction?
1. 21 km and north
2. 12 km and south west
3. 12 km and north east
4. None of these
Q37. Mohan is the son of Aruns fathers sister. Prakash is the son of Reva who is
the mother of Vikas and grandmother of Arun. Pranab is the father of Neela and
the grandfather of Mohan. Reva is the wife of Pranab. How is the wife of Vikas
related to Neela?
1. Sister
2. Sister-in-law
3. Niece
4. Brother
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Q38. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the
following?
1. Large intestine
2. Rectum
3. Small intestine
4. Mouth
5. Stomach
6. Oesophagus
1. 4, 6, 3, 2, 5, 1
2. 4, 6, 5, 3, 1, 2
3. 5, 4, 2, 3, 6, 1
4. 6, 4, 2, 1, 3, 5
Q39. Directions: The word is represented by only set of numbers as given in
anyone of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are
represented by 2 classes of alphabets as in 2 matrices given below. 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. N can be represented by 02, 24 etc. and Q can
be represented by 56, 78 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word
SPORTS.
Matrix I
0 1 2 3 4

1.
2.
3.
4.

M N O

N M K

N O

M O

M L

M K

Matrix - II
5 6 7

67, 55, 31, 57, 69, 87


58, 77, 20, 85, 79, 97
24, 66, 40, 85, 89, 58
87, 20, 23, 85, 75, 67

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Q40. Directions: In question from the given alternatives select the word which
cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
SPECIFICATION
1. FAINTING
2. TOPIC
3. PACIFIC
4. FICTION
Q41. Which Venn diagram represents the interrelationship among Anti Social
elements, Stealers, Blackmailers?

1.

2.

3.

4.
Q42. Directions: Which one number can be placed at the sign of interrogation?
5
6
3
25 42 21
2
10 20
7
17
?
1. 72
2. 26
3. 27
4. 73
Q43. Directions: In the following question, select the missing number from the
given responses.
5
1
25
6
2
18
10
4
25
3
3
?
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1.
2.
3.
4.

10
9
3
4

Q44. Out of the six members panel sitting in a row, U is to the left of V but to the
right of W, who is to the right of X, and Y is at the right of Z, whos to the left of X.
Find the members sitting right in the middle?
1. ZY
2. VW
3. XW
4. UV
Q45. Mrs. Sushella celebrated her wedding anniversary on Tuesday,
30th September 1997. When will she celebrate her next wedding anniversary on
the same day?
1. 30 September 2003
2. 30 September 2004
3. 30 September 2002
4. 30 October 2003
Q46. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. Find the correct
answer for the unsolved equation on that basis.
2*3 = 17; 3*4 = 145; 5*2 = ?
1. 57
2. 25
3. 85
4. 75
Q47. Which of the following answer figures cannot occur when the question figure
given below is rotated?

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1.

2.

3.

4.
Q48. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figure is the
right image of the question figure?

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1.

2.

3.

4.
Q49. How many triangles are there in the figure?

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1.
2.
3.
4.

28
20
24
14

Q50. Directions: In the question given below one or more statement is/are
followed by inferential conclusions. The conclusion which can be derived without
supposing anything else. i.e. without adding anything extra to the statement (s) is
your answer
Statement: State government imposes a monthly tax on the salary of all the
employees.
Conclusions:
(a) A regular collection, irrespective of the income slab, by the Central govt. is the
income tax.
(b) The Central govt. should not collect any tax on income.
(c) Income tax should not vary according to the income slabs.
(d) Tax should be imposed only once on an individual.
1. a
2. b
3. c
4. d

General Awareness
Q51. The passengers of a boat are not allowed to stand because:
1. this will raise the centre of gravity and the boat will be rocked
2. this will lower the centre of gravity and the boat will be rocked
3. the effective weight of system increases
4. the surface tension is affected
Q52. Vaccine for dengue was first approved by which Asian Country?
1. India
2. Myanmar
3. Vietnam
4. Philippines
Q53. Which city has been selected for the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022?
1. London
2. Sydney
3. Durban
4. Glasgow

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Q54. Right to Property which was repealed from the constitution is no longer a
Fundamental Right but has been included in which of the following articles as a
legal right?
1. Article 300
2. Article 300-A
3. Article 350
4. Article 350-A
Q55. Bluetooth devices operate in the bandwidth of?
1. 2.1 GHz
2. 2.3 GHz
3. 2.4 GHz
4. 2.6 GHz
Q56. Which of the following method is applied to determine purity of a metal since the
ancient times?
1. Boyle's law
2. Pascal's law
3. Newton's law
4. Archimedes principle
Q57. Fundamental duties of Indian citizens have been
1. Originally provided in the Constitution
2. Later included in the Constitution by the 44th Amendment
3. Later included in the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment
4. Inserted into the Constitution by a judgement of the Supreme Court
Q58. Which of the following factors is not favourable for marine salt production?
1. High wind velocity
2. High relative humidity
3. Low relative humidity
4. Low soil permeability
Q59. Who discovered Malaria Parasite?
1. Ronald Ross
2. Charles Leveran
3. Louis Pasteur
4. James Watson
Q60. Which one among the following States has the maximum number of National
Parks?
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Assam
4. Meghalaya
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Q61. Lichens are symbiotic associations of two living organisms. They are:
1. Algae and Bacteria
2. Algae and bryophytes
3. Algae and Fungi
4. Bacteria and fungi
Q62. Why was the famous Gandhi-Irwin Pact criticized?
1. It lacked the provision to save freedom fighters from capital punishment
2. It did not deal with the pardon of political prisoners
3. It banned peaceful processions by people
4. It supported communal electorate
Q63. The system that uses radioactivity to decide the period of materials of prehistoric period is:
1. Radium dating
2. Uranium dating
3. Carbon dating
4. Deuterium dating
Q64. Which of the following schemes has an impact on women empowerment?
1. ICDS
2. ASIDE
3. Swadhar Greh
4. None of the above
Q65. An eye opening book Neel Darpan on plight of Indigo cultivators was written
by?
1. Dinbandhu Mitra
2. Rabindranath Tagore
3. Dadabhai Naurojee
4. R.C.Dutt
Q66. International Development Association (IDA) which is a lending agency is
administered by which of the following international organisation?
1. International Fund for Agricultural Development
2. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
3. United Nations Development Programme
4. United Nations Industrialized Development Organization
Q67. Distinguishing individuals on the technique based on their DNA print patterns is
called
1. DNA profiling
2. DNA testing
3. DNA fingerprinting
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4. All of these
Q68. Which of the following best defines a system of Oligopoly?
1. Many sellers, a few buyers
2. A few sellers, one buyer
3. A few sellers, a few buyers
4. A few sellers, many buyers
Q69. Ethyl alcohol is commonly made unfit for drinking by the addition of?
1. methyl alcohol
2. potassium cyanide
3. chloroform
4. potassium chloride
Q70. Which of the following book is written by Lala Lajpat Rai?
1. India Divided
2. Unhappy India
3. Mother India
4. None of the above
Q71. Malik Kafur was a Military-General under which of the following emperors of
the Delhi Sultanates?
1. Qutb-ud-din Aibak
2. Alauddin Khilji
3. Muhammad bin Tughlaq
4. Iltutmish
Q72. Recently concluded 27th ASEAN Summit was held in
1. Bangkok
2. Kuala Lumpur
3. Male
4. Hanoi
Q73. Loudness of a sound depends upon what feature of the sound wave?
1. Frequency
2. Wavelength
3. Amplitude
4. Pitch
Q74. Which Newspaper won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for West Africa's Ebola
coverage?
1. Times
2. The New York Times
3. The Guardian
4. The Wall Street Journal
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Q75. He was a great Indian mathematician who discovered the value of pi. Who is
he?
1. Varahmihir
2. Bhaskara
3. Ramanujam
4. Aryabhatta

English Language
Q76-80. Read the passage given below and then answer the questions given
below the passage. Some words may be highlighted for your attention. Pay
careful attention.
In recent years, India has entered into more than three dozen strategic partnerships,
but France remains the original one. The agenda has expanded to include counterterrorism, intelligence sharing and cyber-security issues, in addition to the original
nuclear, space and defence related matters. The 57-paragraph-long Joint Statement
covers these and also a wide range of other areas of cooperation climate change and
sustainable development, economic cooperation, urban development, human resource
development, heritage preservation and cultural cooperation.
The terrorist attacks last year, on the Charlie Hebdo office in January and at multiple
locations in Paris in November, have changed the way France looks at global terrorism.
There is a realisation of vulnerability on account of the alienation in the French Muslim
community. Radicalisation and the growing appeal of the ideology of global jihad is a
real threat. This resulted in a standalone Joint Statement on counter-terrorism which
seeks to do away with the caste system in terror strikes. If New York, London and Paris
were horrific, so must Mumbai, Beirut and Nairobi be, and the statement makes that
point effectively. It underlines the need for a comprehensive approach, removes any
distinction between al-Qaeda and the terrorist groups targeting India like Lashkar-eToiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen, calls on Pakistan to bring to justice
the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks and calls for a dismantling of sanctuaries and
safe havens in Pakistans border areas that can destabilise Afghanistan.
Q76. The word closest in meaning to havens, as used in the passage
1. Quay
2. Wharf
3. Base
4. Shelter
Q77. Which of the following comes closest in meaning to the word perpetrators as
given in the passage?
1. Culprit
2. Butcher
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3. Violator
4. 1 and 3
Q78. Which of the following is not true about the Joint Statement?
1. It is 57- paragraph long.
2. Underlines the need for a comprehensive approach.
3. Seeks to do away with the caste system in terror strikes.
4. None of the above.
Q79. What according to the passage is a real threat?
1. Growing appeal of global jihad
2. Terror Attacks
3. Pakistan
4. Al-Qaeda
Q80. Which of the following terrorist groups are not named in the passage?
1. Jaish-e-Mohammad
2. Lashkar-e-Toiba
3. Al-Qaeda
4. ISIS
Q81-87. In the questions below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below
are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the
sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed
choose no improvement.
Q81.
1.
2.
3.
4.

The autumn season of parliament will begin on Tuesday.


Autumn session
Autumn mission
Autumn cession
No improvement

Q82.
1.
2.
3.
4.

The speaker got confused and started to conceal himself.


Reject himself
Hide himself
Contradict himself
No improvement

Q83.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Looking at the pictures of his old house made him romantic.


him nervous
him nostalgic
him philosophic
No improvement

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Q84. Anything other than a singular focus on learning, buttressed with a Right to
Quality Education Act, will suppress the life chances of millions of Indian
children.
1. Will beguile the
2. Will relinquish the
3. No improvement
4. Will squander the
Q85. No sooner had I entered the house when the lights went out.
1. Than
2. As
3. That
4. No improvement
Q86. Every one of this girls is beautiful.
1. These
2. That
3. The
4. No Improvement
Q87. He could not cope up with the heavy rush.
1. Cope with
2. No Improvement
3. Cope upto
4. Cope by
Q88-91. Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word out of the four
alternatives suggested below each question.
Q88. If people start using cloth bags, shop owners will ___________ stop selling
plastic.
1. Externally
2. Shamefully
3. Mindfully
4. Gradually
Q89. _____________ home buyers should not invest in property without verifying
the developer' s antecedent.
1. Prospective
2. Planned
3. Promised
4. Respected

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Q90. Any school that fails to ___________ with the norms may lose recognition by
the state government.
1. Quit
2. Comply
3. Propose
4. Grant
Q91. The captain of the football team made an/a __________ error by changing the
goalkeeper at the eleventh hour.
1. Malign
2. Benign
3. Blatant
4. Egregious
Q92-96. In each of the following questions, choose the one which can be
substituted for the given words/sentences out of the four given
alternatives.
Q92. To gather into a group
1. Empathize
2. Congregate
3. Segregate
4. Synchronize
Q93. Overlook or forgive a transgression
1. Condone
2. Disparage
3. Placate
4. Obviate
Q94. One who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage
1. Compositor
2. Stoker
3. Stowaway
4. Shipwright
Q95. In the following question, a group of four words is given. In the group, one word
is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
1. Diologue
2. Girafe
3. Scissors
4. Humuss
Q96. In the following question, a group of four words is given. In the group, one word
is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
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1.
2.
3.
4.

Mandatary
Circulatary
Temporary
Regulatary

Q97-100. Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct.
Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark the
corresponding answer. If a sentence is free from errors, the answer is No
error.
Q97. Until you are in the habit of putting off things you cannot ensure yourself of a
good future.
1. Until you are in
2. the habit of putting off things
3. No error
4. you cannot ensure yourself of a good future.
Q98. Do you think you could lend me a good pair of gloves to wear to the wedding?
1. to wear the
2. No error
3. good pair of gloves
4. Do you think you can lend me
Q99. The process was too simple and easy to understand that it hardly took us five
minutes to grasp it.
1. and easy to understand that it hardly
2. took us five minutes to grasp it.
3. The process was too simple
4. No Error
Q100. What make people angry or tense is actually a mystery which is difficult to
explain.
1. which is difficult to explain.
2. What make people angry
3. or tense is actually a mystery
4. No Error

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