SSC CGL Practice Set -5

General Knowledge

1. In which year constitution for India was drafted by Nehru Committee?
A)1917
B)1926
C)1928
D)1929
Ans:1928

2. In which year “Poorna Swarajya” resolution was adopted by the Indian National Congress?
A)1927
B)1928
C)1929
D)1930
Ans:1929

3. Santosh Trophy is related to which sports?
A)Cricket
B)Hockey
C)Football
D)Badminton
Ans:Football


4. Who among the following invented Zero?
A) Aryabhatta
B) Varahamihira
C) Bhaskara I
D) An unknown Indian
Ans: An unknown Indian

Note: the most fundamental contribution of ancient India to the progress of civilisation is the decimal system of numeration including the invention of the number zero. This system uses 9 digits and a symbol for zero to denote all integral numbers, by assigning a place value to the digits. This system was used in Vedas and Valmiki Ramayana. Mohanjodaro and Harappa civilisations (3000 B.C.) also used this system..So,we can say Zero is invented by unknown Indian.

5. The World Poetry day is observed on which date?
A)October 6
B)June 18
C)April 7
D)March 21
Ans: March 21

English

Direction (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D)and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A)The central bank's entry into the currency futures market is bound to reduce excessive movements in the rupee.

(B)thanks to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to intervene in the currency futures.

(c)which these traders thrive on, besides narrowing the wide difference that the local unit trades at between the onshore and offshore,

(d)or unregulated non-deliverable forwards market, say traders. 

(e)The thriving derivatives trading in the Indian Rupee suddenly faces an existential threat - not because of unnerving volatility, but probably due to likely reduction in it.

6.Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 
2) B 
3) C
4) D 
5) E

7. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 
2) B 
3) C
4) D 
5) E

8. Which of the following will be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 
2) B 
3) C
4) D 
5) E

9. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 
2) B 
3) C
4) D 
5) E

10. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 
2) B 
3) C
4) D 
5) E

Answers 
6. 5 (EBACD)
7. 1
8. 4
9. 3
10.2


Quant

Direction (11-15): Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Profit earned by three companies over the years
(in Rs crores)


     11.    What was the average profit earned by all the three companies in the year 2008?
 (1) Rs 300 crores
(2) Rs 400 crores
(3) Rs 350 crores
(4) Rs 300 crores
(5) None of these

     12.    In which of the following years was the difference between profits earned by Company A and Company B the minimum?
(1) 2003               
(2) 2007               
(3) 2008
(4) 2009               
(5) None of these

      13.    In which of the following years was the profit earned by all three companies together the highest?
(1) 2004               
(2) 2007               
(3) 2008
(4) 2009               
(5) None of these

      14.    What was the approximate percentage increase in the profit earned by Company A from 2006 to 2007?
(1) 36                   
(2) 24                   
(3) 40
(4) 20                   
(5) 54

       15.  What was the difference between the profit earned by Company A in 2004 and profit earned by Company C in 2009?
(1) Rs 50 crores  
(2) Rs 1 crore                
(3) Rs 100 crores
(4) Rs 200 crores
(5) None of these

Solutions (11-15)

11. (2) Required average = (350 + 400 + 450) / 3= 1200/3 = Rs 400 crore

12. (2) In 2007 the difference between profit earned by A and B is Rs 25 crores, which is the minimum.

13. (4) By viewing the graph only, it is the year 2009 for which the total profit earned by all the companies is maximum.

14. (1) Reqd. % increase =  (100/75)x100 ~ 36%

15. (3) Reqd. difference = 400-300 = Rs 100crores

Reasoning Quiz

16. Sumit starts walking 20m. towards North. Then he turns right and walks 30m. Then again, he turns right and walks 28m. Then he turns towards North-East and Walks 10m. How far away and in which direction is Sumit from his original position?
1) 36m. North-East 
2) 32m. South 
3) 30m. East 
4) 32m. South-East 
5) 36m. East

17. Six friends sitting in a row. F is to the left of G but on the right of H, who is to the right of I and J is at the right of K but immediate left of I. Find out the friend, sitting right in the middle ?
1) J and K 
2) H and I 
3) F and G 
4) J and G 
5) G and H

18. If it is given 'P + Q' means that P is the father of Q. 'P - Q' means that 'P is the wife of Q', ' P×Q' means that ' P is brother of Q' and 'P ÷ Q' means that 'P is the daughter of Q'. Then, M + G + C ÷ S refers to-
1) S is daughter of G 
2) C is brother of G 
3) S is wife of G
4) M is the grand father of S 
5) None of these

Direction : Read the information carefully and answer the given questions :
Launched in 2006, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme entitles at least one member of every rural household to 100 days of manual work a year but there was need for parity in MGNREGA wages and the minimum wage, where the former is lower in 14 states.

A) MGNERGA has provided employment to millions households.
B) A notification in hike for MGNREGA wages is expected.
C) The government should make amend in the MGNREGA act to bring the two at par.
D) MGNREGA will pay more wages ahead of elections.

19. Which of the following among (A), (B), (C) and (D) can be an immediate course of action to minimise the difference between minimum wage and MGNREGA wages ?
1) Only A 
2) Both A and B 
3) Only C 
4) Only D 
5) Both B and D

20. Which of the following among (A), (B), (C) and (D) is a possible effect of MGNREGA ?
1) Both C and D 
2) Only A 
3) Only C 
4) Only A, B and D 
5) Both A and C
Answers:
16. 5
17. 2
18. 3
19. 3 (To minimise the difference between MGNREGA and minimum wages amendment in MGNREGA is required.)
20. 2 (MGNREGA provide employment to million of people in rural households for 100 days.) 



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