- SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier-I Exam, 2014 (First Sitting)

SSC GRADUATE LEVEL TIER-I EXAM, 2014 – PREVIOUS YEAR PAPER

GENERAL AWARENESS



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(2) neither price axis, nor quantity axis


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(3) neutrality towards power blocs


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(4) equal to unity


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(2) any factor


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(2) Prof. J.M. Keynes


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(1) production of income


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(1) 97


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(4) Joseph Francois Dupleix


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(2) Baji Rao


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(4) bringing about Socialism through democratic means


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(2) U.S.A.


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(4) President


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(3) Rugae


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(2) Treaty of Madras


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(1) Regulating Act


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(2) Chausa in 1539 A.D.


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(3) Laterite soil


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(2) Marble


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(4) Lack of rainfall


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(1) Khadar – Zonal soil


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(1) Sahara to Mediterranean Sea


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(2) Moisture


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(4) they have specialised bulliforrn cells


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(1) Lung


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(2) Duck – billed platypus


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(3) Ordinary water


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(2) the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth


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(3) Buffering


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(4) Basic Input Output System


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(1) Photovoltaic cell


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(1) Mesonephros


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(3) Pulsar


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(3) Distance


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(2) Calcium sulphate


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(2) 1st July


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(1) Cinchona plant


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(1) pH meter


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(1) Karnataka


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(4) Nelson Mandela


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(1) Pollination


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(1) Ganga


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(1) Malala Yousafzai


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(4) Mamnoon Hussain


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(1) Amjad All Khan


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(1) Thomas Bach


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(3) Abhijeet Gupta


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(3) Zubin Mehta


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(3) Rafael Nadal


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(3) 26th August. 2013


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(1) GSAT – 7


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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

Directions (1-5) : In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (4) i.e. No error.



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(2)


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Directions (6-10) : In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.



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(4) bitterness


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(4) novice


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(4) put out


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(4) in


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(2) not to be delivered


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Directions (11-13) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



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( 1) Confuse


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(3) Summit


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(2) Ill-treat


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Directions (14-16) : In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.



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(4) Praise


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(2) Initiate


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(2) Pure


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Directions (17-21) In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase.


17. The secretary’s thoughtless remark added fuel to the fire.



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(2) worsened the difficult situation


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18. He could not get money from his master because he rubbed him up the wrong way.



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( 1 ) irked or irritated him


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19. Ask Mr. Das. He can give you all the news you need : he is always in the swim.



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(4) well-informed and up-to-date


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20. You have been trying to solve this puzzle for a long time, be careful so that you avoid barking up the wrong tree.



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(2) trying to find something at a wrong place


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21. I’ll be able to do my job very well when I know the ropes.



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(3) learn the procedures


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Directions (22-31) : In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2), (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (4).


22. Ram filled ink into his pen before leaving for school.



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(3) filled his pen with ink


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23. The toys he bought for Suzy are too good to be cheap.



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(4) No improvement


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24. I did one mistake in the dictation test today.



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( 1) I made a mistake in


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25. John has been detained at a meeting.



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(4) No improvement


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26. The butler was as devoted as a faithful dog.



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(4) No improvement


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27. The government representative furnished the reporters all details.



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(2) furnished the reporters with all the details


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28. It was raining so heavily yesterday that I could not move out for my usual walk.



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(1) I could not go out for my usual walk


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29. There is an error in grammar in this sentence.



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(2) a gramettical error


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30. He denied that he had not forged my signature.



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(3) had forged


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31. To his astonishment and admiration he got the information that it was only the picture of a curtain.



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(2) received the information


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Directions (32-38) :In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.



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(1) Speleology


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(1) Oligarchy


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(4) Biodegradable


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(1) Rancid


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(4) Yoke


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(4) Connoisseur


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(1) Rhinologist


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Directions (39-40) : In the following questions, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt word.



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(3) Intelligibility


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(3) Extirpate


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Directions (41-50) : In the following questions, you have two brief passages with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

PASSAGE-I

(Q. Nos. 41 to 45)
A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open ended nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran is “that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative. Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode.”

In 2012, Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times wrote of daily dramas, “Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this also have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic, indeed, the economics of the form demand long scenes, and conversations that a 22- episodes-per – season weekly series might dispense with in half a dozen lines of dialogue may he drawn out, as here, for pages. You spend more time even with the minor characters, the apparent villains grow less apparently villainous.”

Soap opera storylines run concurrently, intersect and lead into further developments. An individual episode of a soap opera will generally switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and effect one another or may run entirely independent of each other. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only a part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end of season cliffhanger.



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(2) naturalistic


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(1) long scenes


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(4) different concurrent narrative threads.


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(3) a cliffhanger


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(1) Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode


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PASSAGE-II

(Q. Nos. 46 to 50)
Two or three days and nights went by; I reckon I might say they swum by, they slid along so quiet and smooth and lovely. Here is the way we put it in the time. It was a monstrous big river down there sometimes a mile and a half wide; we ran nights, and laid up and hid daytimes; soon as night was most gone we stopped navigating and tied up – nearly always in the dead water under a towhead; and then cut young cottonwoods and willows, and hid the raft with them. Then we set out the lines. Next we slid into the river and had a swim, so as to freshen up and cool off; then we set down on the sandy bottom where the water was about knee deep and watched the daylight come. Not a sound anywhere – perfectly still just like the whole world was asleep only sometimes the bullfrogs a cluttering maybe. The ,first thing to see, looking away over the water was a kind of dull line – that was the woods on U other side; you couldn’t make nothing else out; then a pale place in the sky; then more paleness spreading around; then the river softened up away off, and wasn’t black any more, but gray; you could see little dark spots drifting along ever so far away – trading scows and such things and long black streaks – rafts; sometimes you could hear a sweep creaking or jumbled up voices, it was so still and sounds come so far and by and by you could see a streak on the water which you know

by the look of the streak that there’s a snag there in a swift current which breaks on it and makes that streak look that way.



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(1) at night


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(2) set down on the sandy bottom where the water was about knee deep and watched the daylight come.


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(3) the whole world was asleep


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(3) of a snag there in the swift current which breaks on it.


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(1) They slid along so quiet and smooth and lovely.


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QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE



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(4) 6


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(4) 3 days


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(3) 24 days


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(1) 60 days


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(1) 77 cm


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(2) 9, 900


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(2) 600 √15 m2


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(1) 5,000


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(4) 288


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(3) 30 %


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(2) 8,000


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(4) 1032


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(4) 37. 40


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(4) 700


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(4) 546 cm


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(1) 72


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(1) 37.5


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(1) 5 years


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(1) \(\frac{x}{x^{2}+1} \)


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(4) 1/2


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(4) 0


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(2) 9


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(1) 12.5 metre/seccond


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(3) 20 minutes


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(1) 9


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(4) 34°


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(2) \( BD^{2}+AC^{2}\)


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(4) 15°


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(1) – 1


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(1) 1003003001


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(2) 1


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(3) \(- \frac{4}{15} \)


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(1) 12 units


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(4) 2


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(4) 6 sq. cm


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(2) 80°


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(1) 18 sq. cm.


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(4) Pie chart


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(2) 3


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(2) -1


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(4) \( \frac{20}{√3} \) m


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(2) 900


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(4) All of the above


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(4) 180°


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(4) 70°


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Directions (46-48) : The distribution of fruit consumption in a sample of 72 seventeen – year – old girls is given in the graph below. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Distribution of fruit consumption

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(3) 25


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(1) 12.5%


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(3) 23


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(1) 54°


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(4) Food, 5,000


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REASONING

Directions (1-6) : In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.



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(3) 44


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    (3) 23 -10 = 13 Similarly, 54- 10 = 44





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(2) Temperature


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    (2) Seismometer (Seismograph) is a scientific instrument for measuring the Intensity of earthquakes. Similarly, thermometer is used for measuring temperature.





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(3) Musician


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    (3) Actors take part in play. Similarly, musicians perform concert. Concert is a musical entertainment given in public by one or more musicians. Play is a work written to be performed by actors.





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(2) LTQX


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(1) MMKO


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(2) 216


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    (2) 17 × 9 = 153
    24 × 9 = 216



Directions (7-11) : In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three alternatives.



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(4) Flee


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    (4) Flee is different from the other three word. Flee means escape. Duck, Avoid and Dodge imply more or less similar meaning.





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(1) 36


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    (1) Except 36, all other numbers are multiples of 8.





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(2) 83,6


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    (2) Except in the number pair 83, 6 in all other pairs the first digit of the first number is the second number





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(2) TRPS


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(4) Eagle


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    (4) Emu is a large Australian bird that runs quickly but cannot fly. Penguin is a black and white sea bird living in the Antarctic. It cannot fly but used their wings for swimming. Kiwi is a bird with a long beak, short wings and no tail, found in New Zealand. It cannot fly.
    Eagle is a large strong bird that hunts and eats small animals





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(4) 3, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2


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(1) 2, 1, 3, 4, 5


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(2) KBRPS


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(2) 2


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Directions (16-18) : In each of the following questions, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.



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(1) 6


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(2) KLLA


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(1) 61


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(3) L


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(3) Brother


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    (3) The father of Anjali’s sister’s brother means father of Anjali. Only son of Anjali’s father means brother of Anjali





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(1) TAME


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    (1) There is no ‘S’ letter in the given word. Therefore, the words FUNDS and NOSE cannot be formed.
    There are no ‘I’ and ‘R’ letters in the given word. Therefore, the word DETRIMENTAL smily face





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(1) MATHEMATICS


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    (1) There are only one A and T in the given word. Therefore, the word MATHEMATICS cannot be formed. smily face





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(3) 10 years


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(1) TIRLBA


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(3) 5268432


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(1) = ÷ ( × =11


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(3) 19


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    (3) 01 : 30 – 08 : 00 = 05 : 30 (5 hours 30 minutes) Normally the bell is rung 11 times. But four times it is rung three times, i.e., 8 times extra.
    So total 11 + 8 = 19 times





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(3) 3, 4, 2, 2, 6, 5, 9, 7, 8, 9, 5


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(1) – + × =


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(2) 52 + 4 + 5 × 8-2 = 36


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(1) – 59


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Directions (32-34) : In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.



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(4) 63


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(1) 4


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(1) 77


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(4) Only conclusion II follows


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(2) South – West


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(4) 15 km


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(1) Kamala is rich, so she has a lot of influence.


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    (1) Clearly, Option (1) follows. A rich person has a lot of influence. Kamala is a rich person, so she has a lot of influence.





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(2) 12 or more


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(1) R


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    (1) The letter ‘R’ is present in all the three geometrical figures.





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Directions (45-46) : In each of the following questions, which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure ?



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(4) 55, 22.99, 33


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