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## 100 Questions MCQ Test SSC CGL Tier 1 - Mock Test Series 2017 | SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test - 1

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QUESTION: 1

### Direction (01 - 04): In each of the following questions, select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives. Man : Biography :: Nation : ?

Solution:

Man : Biography :: Nation : History

QUESTION: 2

### Select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives. Garden : Trowel : : Seamstress : ?

Solution:

Second is the tool used by the first

QUESTION: 3

### Select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives. 14 :9 : :26 : ?

Solution:

14 = (2x9-4)
26 = (2x 15-4)
? = 15

QUESTION: 4

Select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives.

QJ : 20 34 : : RI : ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 5

Direction (05-07) : In each of the following questions, find the odd word/1etter/number/ number pair from the given response.

Solution:

In all other pairs, second is of higher in tensity than the first.

QUESTION: 6

Find the odd word/1etter/number/ number pair from the given response.

Solution:

because in the three digit number the combined first two numbers divided by 6 will get third digit in a number. in all first three options it satisfied. But in option D it is not satisfied the above condition.

QUESTION: 7

Find the odd word/1etter/number/ number pair from the given response.

Solution:

If we assign numerical value to each leiter, i.e A=1,B = 2, C = 3........ ,each of the group shows the following relationship. 1st letter x 2nd letter = 3rd letter

QUESTION: 8

Find out the wrong term in the series 7, 28, 63, 124, 215, 342, 511

Solution:

The given sequence is based on the following pattern:-

23 - 1 =  7
33 - 1 = 26 ( not 28)
43  - 1  = 63
53 -  1  = 124
63  -  1  =  215  and so on.

Therefore, the wrong term is :- 28.

QUESTION: 9

In a fami ly, there are six members A, B , C, D, E and F. A and B are a marri ed co uple, A being the male member. D is the only son of C, who i s the brother of A. E is the si ster o f D. B is the daughter- in-law of F, whose husband has died. How many male members are there in the family ?

Solution:

A is a male and married to B. So, A is the husband and B is the wife. C is th; brother of A. D is the son of C. E, who is the sister of D will be the daughter of C. B is the daughter-in- law of F whose husband has died means F is the mother of A.

A is a male. B. the wife, is female. C. thp^brother, is male. D. the son, is male. E, the sister, is female. F, the mother, is a female. So, there are three males.

QUESTION: 10

Direction (10- 11) : In these Question, a series given with one term missing.

9, 27, 31, 155, 161, 1127, ?

Solution:

The pattern is x 3, + 4, x 5, + 6, 7,....
So, missing term = 1127 + 8 = 1135

QUESTION: 11

In this Question, a series given with one term missing.

1, 2, 3, 10, ?, 9802

Solution:

12+1 = 2; 22 - 1 ;32 +1 = 10.............. 102-1=99

QUESTION: 12

In a Certain code, SYSTEM is SYSMET and NEARER is AENRER. What is the code for FRACTION ?

Solution:

The letter is the first half and the letter half of the word are separately reversed to obtain the code.

QUESTION: 13

If Z = 2197 and R = 729. How would J be written in that code.

Solution:

Z code⇒26⇒26/2⇒(13)⇒2197
R code⇒18⇒18/2⇒(9)⇒729
J code⇒10⇒10/2⇒(5)⇒125

QUESTION: 14

Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?

ac – cab – baca – aba – acac

Solution:

Pattern of series: acac/abab/acac/abab/acac.

QUESTION: 15

Rahul put his time piece on the table in such a way that at 6 P.M. hour hand points to North. In which direction the minute hand will point at 9.15 P.M. ?

Solution:

At 9.15 P.M., the minute hand will point towards west.

QUESTION: 16

Arrange the words given below in a meaningful sequence.

1. Presentation
2. Recommendation
3. Arrival
4. Discussion
5. Introduction

Solution:

The correct order is :
Arrival   Introduction   Presentation
3        5                1
Discussion  Recommendation
4                 2

QUESTION: 17

If A + B = 2C and C + D = 2A, then

Solution:

Given,
A + B = 2C ——(i)
C + D = 2A——(ii)
Adding (i) and (ii) we get : A + B + C + D = 2C + 2A   B + D = A + C

QUESTION: 18

Nitin ranks 18th in a class of 49 students. What is his rank from the last.

Solution:

Number students behind the nitin in rank = (49 - 18) = 31. Nitin is 32nd from the last

QUESTION: 19

Directions (19-20) : Two/one statements are given followed by four/two Conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.

Statement

Some hammers are knives.
Some knives are axes.

Conclusions

I. Some axes are hammers

Solution:

Since each combination has of premises has 2 particular premises, so no defenite conclusion follows

QUESTION: 20

Two/one statements are given followed by four/two Conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.

Statement
All snakes are trees.

Conclusions:
I. Some mountains are snakes
III. Some mountains are trees

Solution:

All snakes are trees .Some trees are roads.
Since the middle term is not distributed even once in the premises,so no conclusion follows
Since one premise is particular,the conclusion must be particularand should’nt contain the middle term.So,it follows that ‘Some trees are mountains’.3 is the converse of this statement nd so it holds.
All snakes are trees .Some trees are mountains.
Since the middle term is not distributed even once in the preises,so no definite conclusion follows

QUESTION: 21

Which word will come in the middle if all of them are arranged alphabetically as in a dictionary?

Solution:

The alphabeticallyorder is :
Integument    Intellect     Intelligent
5            2        4
Intend         Intense
3        1

QUESTION: 22

From the given alternative words, select the word which can’t be formed using the letters of the given word:

ENVIRONMENT

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

From the given Answer Figures select the one in which the Question Figure is hidden/embedded.

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

Which one of the answer figures shall complete the given question figure.

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

Two positions of dice are shown below. How many points will appear on the opposite to the face containing 5 points?

Solution:

In these two positions one of the common face having 1 point is in the same position. Therefore according to rule (2). There will be 4 points on the required face.

QUESTION: 26

The value of a commodity expressed in terms of money is known as

Solution:

Value “in exchange” is the relative proportion with which this commodity exchanges for another commodity (in other words, its price in the case of money).

QUESTION: 27

The Planning Commission of India was established in the year.

Solution:

The Planning Commission was set up on 15 March 1950, with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as the chairman.

QUESTION: 28

The term of the Finance Commission is

Solution:

As per the Constitution, the commission is appointed every five years and consists of a chairman and four other members.

QUESTION: 29

Which one of the following methods is used to ascertain the public opinion on important legislation?

Solution:

In political science, an initiative (also known as a popular or citizens’ initiative) is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote (plebiscite).

QUESTION: 30

Fundamental Duties were added to the Constitution by

Solution:

The Fundamental Duties of citizens were added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment in 1976, upon the recommendations of the Swarna Singh Committee.

QUESTION: 31

The metals commonly used for electroplating are

Solution:

Among the metals most commonly used for plating are zinc, nickel, chromium, cadmium, copper, silver and gold.

QUESTION: 32

Which of the following in automobile exhaust can cause cancer?

Solution:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that some Polycyclic hydrocarbons may be carcinogens in humans and animals and can cause harmful effects on skin and the auto-immune system.

QUESTION: 33

Bleaching powder is used in drinking water as a/an

Solution:

Calcium hypochlorite is used for the disinfection of drinking water or swimming pool water

QUESTION: 34

In HTML, <B> and </B> tags display the enclosed text in / HTML

Solution:

letter B is used for bold.

QUESTION: 35

Light houses are places with powerful lights to :

Solution:

Guid and warn the ships coming from different directions in the ocean.

QUESTION: 36

The method not used as a Biological control is :

Solution:

Use of Perticides

QUESTION: 37

The tusk of elephant is an enormously enlarged :

Solution:

Upper incisor

QUESTION: 38

The early Buddhist scriptures were composed in :

Solution:

The early Buddhist scripture Tripitika was written in Pali language.

QUESTION: 39

The gas that is used in the manufacture of vanaspati ghee is :

Solution:

Hydrogen gas is used in manufacture of vanaspati ghee.

QUESTION: 40

Compared with Society, the scope of the state activity is

Solution:

State is the conceptual unit of politics, the most inclusive organisation in any society that is recognised as having final say.

QUESTION: 41

The Buddhist monk who spread Buddhism in Tibet was

Solution:

The most important event in the history of Tibetan Buddhism was the arrival of sage Padmasambhava in the 8th century.  Padmasambhava translated numerous Buddhist texts into Tibetan language and combined tantric Buddhism with the local Bon religion to create what is today widely known as the Tibetan Buddhism.

QUESTION: 42

Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha was a part of —

Solution:

The Salt March which began with the Dandi March on March 12, 1930, was a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India.  It triggered the wider Civil Disobedience Movement.

QUESTION: 43

A molecule in plants comparable to haemoglobin in animals is

Solution:

Hemoglobin is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates.
Similarly, Cytochromes are, in general, membrane-bound heme-proteins containing heme groups and are primarily responsible for the generation of ATP via electron transport.

QUESTION: 44

The temperate grasslands of South America are called

Solution:

Temperate grasslands, include the Prairie and Pacific Grasslands of North America, the Pampas of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, calcareous downland, and the steppes of Europe.
The Pampas of South America are a grassland biome.

QUESTION: 45

Contours are the lines which are drawn joining places having

Solution:

A line drawn on a map to join up all the places that are the same height above sea level is called a contour.
Contour lines are isolines joining places that have the same height value.

QUESTION: 46

Soil formed by leaching and oxidation is

Solution:

Laterisation is a form of chemical weathering that involves oxidation, carbonation and leaching.  This natural process results in the formation of Laterite soils.

QUESTION: 47

A liquid disturbed by stirring comes to rest due to

Solution:

It happens because of viscosity. The viscosity of fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress.  It is due to friction between neighboring parcels of the fluid that are moving at different velocities.

QUESTION: 48

The nuclear particle having no mass and no charge, but only spin is

Solution:

Neutrinos do not carry electric charge, and have mass quite small, though non-zero.  Their mass is tiny even by the standards of subatomic particles. They are electrically neutral, weakly interacting elementary subatomic particles with half-integer spin.

QUESTION: 49

'Asian Drama', by Gunnar Karl Myrdal, is a book on which of the following subjects

Solution:

Economic

QUESTION: 50

Who of the following pairs has won 2016 Men’s doubles Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament?

Solution:

The top seed doubles Indian pair Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy have won the 2016 Men’s doubles Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament by defeating Adrian Liu and Toby Ng in the final by 21-8 21-14 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Canada. Both Attri and Reddy are the first Indian men’s doubles pair to qualify for the Rio Olympics 2016.

QUESTION: 51

Solution:

Option (b) is clearly wrong.
Again since (28)2 = 784.
So, option (c) is also wrong.
Now check for option (a)

Thus, (a) is the correct option.

QUESTION: 52

If from point 100 m above the ground the angles of depression of two objects due south on the ground are 60º and 45º, then the distance between the objects is

Solution:

In ΔABD
tan 45º = AB/BD
BD = 100
In ΔABC

tan 60º = AB/AC

QUESTION: 53

A man lost half of his initial amount in the gambling after playing 3 rounds. The rule of gambling is that if he wins then he will  receive Rs. 100, but he has to give 50% of the total amount after each round. Luckily he won all the three rounds. The initial amount with which he had started the gambling was:

Solution:

Let the initial amount be x (with gambler), then

QUESTION: 54

The remainder when is  divided by 37:

Solution:

QUESTION: 55

Rs. 12000 amounts to Rs. 20736 in 3 years at r% p.a. of compound interest. What is value of r ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 56

Tap A fills a tank in 10 hours and B can fill it in 15 hours. Both are opened simultaneously. Sometimes later tap B was closed, then it takes total 8 hours to fill up the whole tank. After how many hours B was closed ?

Solution:

Tap A worked for all time so work done = 8 × 3 = 24
Remaining work = 30 –24 = 6
Time taken by tap B = 6/2
so tap B was closed after 3 hrs.

QUESTION: 57

If  tan θ = 4/3 , then the value of

Solution:

QUESTION: 58

A train approaches a tunnel AB. Inside the tunnel a cat located at a point i.e. 5/12, of the distance AB measured from the entrance A. When the train whistles, the cat runs. If the cat moves to the entrance of the tunnel A, the train catches the cat exactly at the entrance. If the cat moves to the exit B, the train catches the cat at exactly the exit. Then fined the ratio of the speed of the train to the speed of the cat

Solution:

Let the speed of train be u and the speed of cat be v and train whistles at a point T, x km away from A, then

QUESTION: 59

The lateral surface are of a cylinder is 1056 cm2 and its height is 16 cm. What is its volume ?

Solution:

2πrh = 1056 cm2

QUESTION: 60

When (1!)1! + (2!)2! + (3!)3! + ..... + (100!)100! is divide by 5, the remainder obtained is : (1!)1! + (2!)2! + (3!)3! + ..... + (100!)100!

Solution:

(1!)1!+(2!)2!+(3!)3!+(4!)4!+(5!)5!+.....+ (1000!)1000!
Unit digit in each term of the expression.
1 + 4 + 6 + 6 + 0 + ..........0 = 17
When 17 is devide by 5 remainder = 2

QUESTION: 61

The incomes of  A, B, C are in the ratio of 12: 9 : 7 and their spendings are in the ratio 15 : 9 : 8. If A saves 25% if his income. What is the ratio of the savings of A,B and C ?

Solution:

Income = Expenditure + Savings
A 12x = 15 y + 3x
B 9x = 9y + (9x–9y)
C 7x = 8y + (7x – 8y)
Therefore,    12x – 3x = 15y

QUESTION: 62

A merchant  marks his goods at Rs. 900 and allows a discount of 25%. If he still gain 12.5%, then the cost price of the article is :

Solution:

QUESTION: 63

56% of Y is 182. What is Y?

Solution:

QUESTION: 64

The total number of men, women and children working in a factory is 18. They earn Rs. 4000 in a day. If the sum of the wages of all men, all women and all children is in the  ratio of 18 : 10 : 12 and if  the wages of an individual man, woman and child is in the ratio 6 : 5 : 3, then how much a woman earn in a day?

Solution:

Ratio of number of men, women and children

(3x + 2x+4x)     = 18
x = 2
Therefore, number of woman = 4

QUESTION: 65

In the adjoining figure a parallelogram ABCD is shown. AB = 24 cm and AO = BO = 13 cm. Find BC:

Solution:

AO = BO = 13cm
⇒AC = BD = 26 cm (is the point of bisector)
Now, sinc the diagonals are equal it means the given figure is acutally a rectangle.

BC2 = AC2 – AB2
BC2 = (26)2– (24)2
BC2=100
BC = 10cm

QUESTION: 66

If  , then what is the value of

Solution:

QUESTION: 67

A ball is dropped from the height of 64 m then after colliding from the earth it is covered half of the initial height. How much height will be covered by the ball after 16th collision ?

Solution:

Since after every collision height is halved
so in 16 collision height =

QUESTION: 68

9 numbers are written in ascending order, middle number is average of that nine numbers. Average of  five larger numbers is 68 and also average of five smaller numbers is 44. What is the sum of all nine numbers ?

Solution:

Sum of last 5 numbers = 5× 68 = 340
Sum of first 5 numbers = 5 × 44 = 220
Let average of 9 number be x, then
9x +x = 340 + 220 = 560
⇒ x = 56
Thus, sum of all 9 numbers = 9 × 56 = 504

QUESTION: 69

In the given figure, M is mid - point of side DC of a parallelogram ABCD. What is the value of ON : OB ?

Solution:

Since ΔAOB and ΔMOC are similar triangles and AB = 2MC
So = BO = 2 MO and m is mid point
So AB = 2 DM and Nm = MB

QUESTION: 70

Direction (70 - 71): The graph given below shows the daily income of 50 workers in a factory. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Q. What percentage of the factory workers earn between Rs. 150 and Rs 180 ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 71

The graph given below shows the daily income of 50 workers in a factory. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Q. The median wages in the factory is

Solution:

Here Comulative frequency = 50
so median = 50/2 = 25
corresponding to 25 median = 140

QUESTION: 72

The smallest side of a right - angled triangle has length 2 cm. The tangent of one acute angle is 3/4. What is the hypotenuse of the triangle ?

Solution:

Here,

QUESTION: 73

What is the expression (x+y)-1 (x-1 + y-1) (xy-1 + x-1y)-1 equal to ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 74

If (ab – b + 1 = 0) and (bc – c + 1 = 0), then what is (a – ac) equal to ?

Solution:

ab – b + 1 = 0
⇒ ab = b – 1
A =  ...........................(1)
Again,
bc – c + 1 = 0
⇒ c – bc = 1
⇒ c (1-b) = 1
c =  ............................ (2)
Now, a – ac = a (1– c)
[From equations (1) and (2)]

QUESTION: 75

Successive discounts of  and  are given on the marked price of a cupboard. If the customer pays Rs. 2,590, then what is the marked price ?

Solution:

Let marked price be Rs. x
Price after first discount

Hence, Market price = Rs. 3200

QUESTION: 76

Directions (76-80): You have a passage with five questions following.

Passage – I

As financial markets worldwide tumbled over concerns that Greece would default on its debt to the troika comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the people of Greece were being presented with a Hobson’s choice by its government led by the leftist party platform, Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments, the Syriza government sought to extend the deadline for payments in order to allow it to put the conditionalities of the troika for a bailout extension to a referendum vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the eurozone; he says it is only on the acceptance of the troika’s demands. But with the troika unrelenting on the June 30 deadline for repayment of debts to the IMF, and Greece being in no position to pay, the referendum could more or less be on remaining in the eurozone. This presents a difficult choice for the people of Greece. After all, the Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors that has resulted in a drastic contraction of Greece’s economy and increase in unemployment. Yet, the mandate was also for negotiations to remain within the eurozone as Greek voters had realised that the Grexit would mean too much pain (at least in the near term) due to capital flight, a run on the banks and other troubles in returning to the drachma as currency. Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors, seeking debt relief that would allow fiscal expansionary policies to spur the economy. Yet, the troika’s response has been to stonewall the proposals and instead push Greece to further the austerity measures it has pursued following the first major bailout in 2010 and another in 2012. The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency. Instead, the troika has merely offered a five-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme with fresh funds but with persisting austerity conditions. With barely a concession to the Greek position, there remains a wide gap between the Greek people’s expectations and the EU recommendations. With Greece already having to impose capital controls and bank holidays to avoid further capital flight — measures that were supposed to be taken in the event of an exit from the EU — it begs the question whether the Grexit is inevitable.

Q. Choose an appropriate title for the passage.

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

Passage – I

As financial markets worldwide tumbled over concerns that Greece would default on its debt to the troika comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the people of Greece were being presented with a Hobson’s choice by its government led by the leftist party platform, Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments, the Syriza government sought to extend the deadline for payments in order to allow it to put the conditionalities of the troika for a bailout extension to a referendum vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the eurozone; he says it is only on the acceptance of the troika’s demands. But with the troika unrelenting on the June 30 deadline for repayment of debts to the IMF, and Greece being in no position to pay, the referendum could more or less be on remaining in the eurozone. This presents a difficult choice for the people of Greece. After all, the Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors that has resulted in a drastic contraction of Greece’s economy and increase in unemployment. Yet, the mandate was also for negotiations to remain within the eurozone as Greek voters had realised that the Grexit would mean too much pain (at least in the near term) due to capital flight, a run on the banks and other troubles in returning to the drachma as currency. Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors, seeking debt relief that would allow fiscal expansionary policies to spur the economy. Yet, the troika’s response has been to stonewall the proposals and instead push Greece to further the austerity measures it has pursued following the first major bailout in 2010 and another in 2012. The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency. Instead, the troika has merely offered a five-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme with fresh funds but with persisting austerity conditions. With barely a concession to the Greek position, there remains a wide gap between the Greek people’s expectations and the EU recommendations. With Greece already having to impose capital controls and bank holidays to avoid further capital flight — measures that were supposed to be taken in the event of an exit from the EU — it begs the question whether the Grexit is inevitable.

Q. Which of the following can be true according to the passage?

(A) Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors.
(B) Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the Eurozone.
(C) The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency.

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

Passage – I

As financial markets worldwide tumbled over concerns that Greece would default on its debt to the troika comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the people of Greece were being presented with a Hobson’s choice by its government led by the leftist party platform, Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments, the Syriza government sought to extend the deadline for payments in order to allow it to put the conditionalities of the troika for a bailout extension to a referendum vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the eurozone; he says it is only on the acceptance of the troika’s demands. But with the troika unrelenting on the June 30 deadline for repayment of debts to the IMF, and Greece being in no position to pay, the referendum could more or less be on remaining in the eurozone. This presents a difficult choice for the people of Greece. After all, the Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors that has resulted in a drastic contraction of Greece’s economy and increase in unemployment. Yet, the mandate was also for negotiations to remain within the eurozone as Greek voters had realised that the Grexit would mean too much pain (at least in the near term) due to capital flight, a run on the banks and other troubles in returning to the drachma as currency. Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors, seeking debt relief that would allow fiscal expansionary policies to spur the economy. Yet, the troika’s response has been to stonewall the proposals and instead push Greece to further the austerity measures it has pursued following the first major bailout in 2010 and another in 2012. The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency. Instead, the troika has merely offered a five-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme with fresh funds but with persisting austerity conditions. With barely a concession to the Greek position, there remains a wide gap between the Greek people’s expectations and the EU recommendations. With Greece already having to impose capital controls and bank holidays to avoid further capital flight — measures that were supposed to be taken in the event of an exit from the EU — it begs the question whether the Grexit is inevitable.

Q. Why Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied the referendum?

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Passage – I

As financial markets worldwide tumbled over concerns that Greece would default on its debt to the troika comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the people of Greece were being presented with a Hobson’s choice by its government led by the leftist party platform, Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments, the Syriza government sought to extend the deadline for payments in order to allow it to put the conditionalities of the troika for a bailout extension to a referendum vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the eurozone; he says it is only on the acceptance of the troika’s demands. But with the troika unrelenting on the June 30 deadline for repayment of debts to the IMF, and Greece being in no position to pay, the referendum could more or less be on remaining in the eurozone. This presents a difficult choice for the people of Greece. After all, the Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors that has resulted in a drastic contraction of Greece’s economy and increase in unemployment. Yet, the mandate was also for negotiations to remain within the eurozone as Greek voters had realised that the Grexit would mean too much pain (at least in the near term) due to capital flight, a run on the banks and other troubles in returning to the drachma as currency. Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors, seeking debt relief that would allow fiscal expansionary policies to spur the economy. Yet, the troika’s response has been to stonewall the proposals and instead push Greece to further the austerity measures it has pursued following the first major bailout in 2010 and another in 2012. The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency. Instead, the troika has merely offered a five-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme with fresh funds but with persisting austerity conditions. With barely a concession to the Greek position, there remains a wide gap between the Greek people’s expectations and the EU recommendations. With Greece already having to impose capital controls and bank holidays to avoid further capital flight — measures that were supposed to be taken in the event of an exit from the EU — it begs the question whether the Grexit is inevitable.

Q. Which of the following is not true according to the passage?
(A)Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments.
(B) Over the past twelve months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors.
(C) Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Passage – I

As financial markets worldwide tumbled over concerns that Greece would default on its debt to the troika comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the people of Greece were being presented with a Hobson’s choice by its government led by the leftist party platform, Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments, the Syriza government sought to extend the deadline for payments in order to allow it to put the conditionalities of the troika for a bailout extension to a referendum vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the eurozone; he says it is only on the acceptance of the troika’s demands. But with the troika unrelenting on the June 30 deadline for repayment of debts to the IMF, and Greece being in no position to pay, the referendum could more or less be on remaining in the eurozone. This presents a difficult choice for the people of Greece. After all, the Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors that has resulted in a drastic contraction of Greece’s economy and increase in unemployment. Yet, the mandate was also for negotiations to remain within the eurozone as Greek voters had realised that the Grexit would mean too much pain (at least in the near term) due to capital flight, a run on the banks and other troubles in returning to the drachma as currency. Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors, seeking debt relief that would allow fiscal expansionary policies to spur the economy. Yet, the troika’s response has been to stonewall the proposals and instead push Greece to further the austerity measures it has pursued following the first major bailout in 2010 and another in 2012. The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency. Instead, the troika has merely offered a five-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme with fresh funds but with persisting austerity conditions. With barely a concession to the Greek position, there remains a wide gap between the Greek people’s expectations and the EU recommendations. With Greece already having to impose capital controls and bank holidays to avoid further capital flight — measures that were supposed to be taken in the event of an exit from the EU — it begs the question whether the Grexit is inevitable.

Q. What does the Idiom ‘Hobson’s choice’ as used in the passage mean?

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

Directions (81-83): In the following three questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the circle corresponding to the appropriate correct option. If a sentence is free from error, blacken the circle corresponding to “No Error” in the Answer Sheet.

Q. The two or three first chapters of most of the novels are dull reading.

Solution:

In this type we follow OC rule i.e. first ordinal and then cardinal.
So the format is "The first two or three capaters"

QUESTION: 82

Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the circle corresponding to the appropriate correct option. If a sentence is free from error, blacken the circle corresponding to “No Error” in the Answer Sheet.

Solution:

abroad does not take any prepostion before it.

QUESTION: 83

Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the circle corresponding to the appropriate correct option. If a sentence is free from error, blacken the circle corresponding to “No Error” in the Answer Sheet.

Q. Who, of the two do you think, will be dismissed first?

Solution:

When we are talking about two persons/things then we use 'which

QUESTION: 84

Directions (84-85): In the following two questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Chose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle in the Answer Sheet.

Q. The poor woman………..the kettle on the fire and went outside.

Solution:

Lain means to be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.

QUESTION: 85

Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Chose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle in the Answer Sheet.

Q. The dead body was………on the shoulders of her friends.

Solution:

borne means carried or transported by the thing specified.

QUESTION: 86

Directions (86-90): In the following five questions, a sentence/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 blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

Q. Before I met her I "had" a poor opinion of her.

Solution:

here simple past tense is used

QUESTION: 87

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

Q. He was likely to win the elections "by the sweeping majority".

Solution:

Since in the sentense likely is used so a definite article can not come.

QUESTION: 88

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

Q. "All his answers" were correct

Solution:

Here "cognizance" takes 'of' preposition.

QUESTION: 89

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

Q. I do not take any cognizance "on" what he says.

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

Q. Having finished the book, "it was put away by him".

Solution:

Since the first part is in active voice so second part will also in active voice.

QUESTION: 91

Directions (91-92): In the following two questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

"Wee hours"

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Spartan life

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

Directions (93): In the following question four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly or wrongly spelt. Find the correctly or wrongly spelt word.

Solution:
QUESTION: 94

Directions (94-97): In the following four questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q. A group of merchants

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q. A place where bodies are kept for identification

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q. A place for wild animals and birds

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q. style of hairdressing

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Directions (98-100): In the following three questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses or opposite in the meaning of the given word.

ABSTINENCE

Solution:
QUESTION: 99

Choose the one which best expresses or opposite in the meaning of the given word.

STIFF

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Choose the one which best expresses or opposite in the meaning of the given word.

Prognosis

Solution: