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# SSC CGL Tier 1 Past Year 2015 Paper

## 200 Questions MCQ Test SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test Series | SSC CGL Tier 1 Past Year 2015 Paper

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QUESTION: 1

Solution:
QUESTION: 2

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

### Which one of the areas marked I - VII represents the urban educated who are not hardworking ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 4

Directions (3 to 4): 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.

Q.1, 2, 2, 4, 3, 8, 7, 10, ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 5

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.

Q. 0, 7, 26,  63, ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 6

Directions: If you start running from a point towards North and after covering 4 kms you turn to your left and run 5 kms and then again turn to your left and run 5 kms. and then turn to left again and run another 6 kms and before finishing you take another left turn and run 1 km., then answer the following question based on this information.

Q.From the finishing point if you have to reach the point from where you started, in which direction will you have to run ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

Q.

Solution:
QUESTION: 8

select the missing number from the given responses.

Solution:
QUESTION: 9

select the missing number from the given responses.

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

select the missing number from the given responses.

I. 25 15 40 8
II. 65 25 90 [?]
III. 45 15 60 12

Solution:
QUESTION: 11

select the missing number from the given responses.

2 4 2
3 9 3
4 16 4
8 64 ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 12

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, select the related word/ letters/number from the given alternatives.

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

select the related word/ letters/number from the given alternatives.

12.16: 22 : : 36 : ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

select the related word/ letters/number from the given alternatives.

PALAEONTOLOGY: FOSSIL : :PHRENOLOGY: ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 15

select the related word/ letters/number from the given alternatives.

9: 50 : : ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

select the related word/ letters/number from the given alternatives.

MIKE: OGMC : : CIAD : ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

In a certain code language FARMER is written as MAFMRE, in that code language which word will be written as GIVALEL?

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

From the given answer figures, select the one which is hidden/ embedded in the question figure.

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

Directions (18-19): In the following questions, which annswer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

In the following questions, which annswer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

How many circles are there in this figure?

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

From the given alternative words, select the word which can not be for med usin g th e l et ter s of the given word:

ENVIRONMENT

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

Directions (22-23): In the following questions, two statements are given followed by two conclusions/ assumptions, I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true, even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions/assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement. Indicate your answer.

Q. Statements:

I. Some men are good.
II. Some men are wise.

Conclusions:

I. Some wise men are good.
II. Some good men are wise.

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

In the following questions, two statements are given followed by two conclusions/ assumptions, I and II. You have to consider the statement to be true, even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions/assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement. Indicate your answer.

Q.Statements:

I. All poets are day dreamers.
II. All painters are day dreamers.

Conclusions:

I. All painters are poets.
II. Some day dreamers are not painters

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

Six girls A, B, C, D, E, Fare sitting on the ground. A and B belong to Ruby House, while the rest belong to Emerald House. D and F are tall, while others are short. C and D are wearing glasses while others are not wearing. Which girl of Emerald House is tall and is wearing glass?

Solution:
QUESTION: 26

Directions (25-28): In the following questions, find the odd number/letters/ number pair from the given alternatives.

Solution:
QUESTION: 27

find the odd number/letters/ number pair from the given alternatives.

Solution:
QUESTION: 28

find the odd number/letters/ number pair from the given alternatives.

32,13, 51, 24, 46, 20, 72, 45

Solution:
QUESTION: 29

Find the odd number / letters / word from the given alternative.

Solution:

5720 → 5+2+0 = 7 (Second digit from Right)
6710 → 6+1+0 = 7 (Second digit from Right)
2640 → 2+4+0 = 6 (Second digit from Right)
4270 → 4+7+0 = 11 ( Not the second digit from Right)

QUESTION: 30

Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation.

4 - 5 - 1 = 514, 3 - 5 - 6 = 563,0 - 6 - 8 = ? .

Solution:
QUESTION: 31

A man takes 6 km. distance to go around the rectangular area. If the area of the rectangle is 2 sq. km., find the difference between length, and breadth.

Solution:
QUESTION: 32

From the answer figures, select the cut pieces from which the question figure is formed/made. Question Figure

Solution:
QUESTION: 33

If a mirror is placed on the line MN, which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

Solution:
QUESTION: 34

Identify which one of the given alternatives will be another member of the group of that class. Lucknow, Patna, Bhopal, Jaipur, ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 35

In the question given below, the symbols used are as

Δ = equal to

= not equal to

+ = greater than

Ø = less than

- = not less than

O = not greater than

Read the question and mark the correct response.If X - Y - Z then it does not.

Solution:
QUESTION: 36

Arrange these letters of each group to make a meaningful word and then find the odd one out.

Solution:
QUESTION: 37

In a certain code language ‘481’ means ‘sky is blue’, ‘246’ means ‘sea is deep’ and ‘698’ means ‘sea looks blue’. What number is the code for ‘blue’

Solution:
QUESTION: 38

Identify the answer figure from which the pieces given in the question figure have been cut.

Solution:
QUESTION: 39

Directions: A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in anyone of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two 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. ‘A’ can be represented by 01, 14 etc. and ‘E’ can be represented by 55, 66 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word ‘ORGAN’

Matrix - I

Matrix - II

Solution:
QUESTION: 40

P, Q, R, S, T, U are 6 members of a family in which there are two married couples. T, a teacher is married to a doctor who is mother of Rand U. Q, the lawyer is married to P - P has one son and one grandson. Of the two married ladies one is a house wife. There is also one student and one male engineer in the family. Which of the following is true about the grand-daughter of the family?

Solution:
QUESTION: 41

In the given figure 10% are students and parents, and the 10% are students, teachers and parents, 15% are teachers and parents. 35% are students and teachers. How many percentage are only teachers, parents and students.

Solution:
QUESTION: 42

Directions (41-42): In the following questions, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it.

Q.adb _ ac _ da _ cddcb _ dbc _cbda

Solution:
QUESTION: 43

In the following questions, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it.

Q.a b ca_b_c_a_cc

Solution:
QUESTION: 44

In a certain code, LUTE is written as MUTE and GATE is written as HATE, then how BLUE will be written in that code?

Solution:
QUESTION: 45

A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the given question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

Question Figure

Solution:
QUESTION: 46

Directions (45-46): In the following questions, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?

1. Crop

2. Root

3. Stem

4. Seed

5. Flower

Solution:
QUESTION: 47

In the following questions, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?

1. Frog

2. Eagle

3. Grasshopper

4. Snake

5. Grass

Solution:
QUESTION: 48

Identify the pair which ‘DOES NOT’ exhibit the same relationship as the Capitalised pair : ETYMOLOGY: WORDS

Solution:
QUESTION: 49

Name a single letter that can be suffixed to the following words to form new words ?HAT BAR BAT PIN BATH

Solution:
QUESTION: 50

Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the classes given below:

Soda Water, Mineral Water, Luid

Solution:
QUESTION: 51

Sohan drove 15 kms to the west from his house, then turned left and walked 20 kms. He then turned East and walked 25 kms. and finally turning left covered 20 kms. How far he is from his house?

Solution:
QUESTION: 52

Cyanide poisoning causes death in seconds because

Solution:
QUESTION: 53

Xenobiotics which are inherently resistant to microbial attack are called as:

Solution:
QUESTION: 54

The Battle of Plassey was fought in year

Solution:
QUESTION: 55

Who discovered the first antibiotic ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 56

Indian first talkie film produced in 1931 was

Solution:
QUESTION: 57

State Bank of India was previously known as:

Solution:
QUESTION: 58

On 2nd June 2015 a Conference on Make in India Indigenization of currency was organised by the department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Who inaugurated the Conference?

Solution:
QUESTION: 59

The ore of Aluminium is

Solution:
QUESTION: 60

In the grass lands, trees do not replace the grasses as a part of an ecological succession because of

Solution:
QUESTION: 61

The Mediterranean region are characterized by heavy rain in:

Solution:
QUESTION: 62

Earthquakes are caused by

Solution:
QUESTION: 63

The oldest form of composition of Hindustani vocal music is

Solution:
QUESTION: 64

The Women’s Reservation Bill seeks how much reservation for women in the State assemblies and Lok Sabha ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 65

The Dynamo converts

Solution:
QUESTION: 66

When is International ‘Yoga Divas’ is celebrated?

Solution:
QUESTION: 67

Which was the first hydel power project in India ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 68

Microbial Type Culture Collection Centre is situated at:

Solution:
QUESTION: 69

Mahatma’ Gandhi began his political activities in India first from:

Solution:
QUESTION: 70

Raga Kameshwari was composed by

Solution:
QUESTION: 71

The father of computer is

Solution:
QUESTION: 72

In which year did Dada Saheb Phalke produce the first feature film?

Solution:
QUESTION: 73

The earth completes one rotation on its axis in :

Solution:
QUESTION: 74

What is the fascist view of state ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 75

The Environment (Protection) Bill was passed by the Parliament of India in -

Solution:
QUESTION: 76

“Don’t Laugh : We are Police”, this book was compiled by

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

What is ordinary Law?

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

For a missile launched with a velocity less than the earth’s escape velocity, the total energy is

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Molybdenum deficiency affects the activity of:

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Waksman got the Nobel Prize for the discovery of :

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

The business in Stock Markets and other securities markets is regulated

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

Liberalism stands for

Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Heavy metals got their name because compared to other atoms they have

Solution:
QUESTION: 84

Photo chemical smog is a resultant of the reaction among

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

The Liquidity Preference Theory of Interest was propounded by:

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

Which of the following costs is related to marginal cost?

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Fascism believes in the application of the principle of:

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Autocracy means_________

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

When a helium atom loses an electron it becomes:

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

When one gene pair hides the effect of the other unit, the phenomenon is referred to as:

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

The classical Dance of Andhra Pradesh is

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

Who directed the film on the dacoit queen Phoolan Devi?

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

PSW stands for

Solution:
QUESTION: 94

The name of the upper house of the Indian Parlhlment is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

G E of, an international aid - giving agency has the full form

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Spring tides occur on

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of eco-system in the order of decreasing productivity?

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Who is considered founder of the Gupta Empire?

Solution:
QUESTION: 99

A Fuse wire is characterised by

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

The technology used in the electronic printer is called

Solution:
QUESTION: 101

XY and XZ are tangents to a circle, ST is another tangent to the circle at the point R on the circle, which intersects XY and XZ at Sand T respectively. If XY = 15 cm and TX = 9 cm, then RT is

Solution:
QUESTION: 102

Pipe A can fill a tank in 4 hours and pipe Bean fill it in 6 hours. If they are opened on alternate hours and if pipe A is opened first, in how many hours, the tank shall be full?

Solution:
QUESTION: 103

The value of tan 1° tan 2° tan 3° .... tan 89° is

Solution:
QUESTION: 104

If  = 1 then the value of

Solution:
QUESTION: 105

In a rhombus ABCD, ∠A = 60° and AB = 12 cm. Then the diagonal BD is

Solution:
QUESTION: 106

The printed price of an article is 40% higher than its cost price. Then the rate of discount such that he gains 12% profit is

Solution:
QUESTION: 107

Directions (107-109): Study the following frequency polygon and answer the questions.

Given a line graph showing the number of students passed in Higher Secondary Examination in a school over the years 2008 to 2013.

Q.The average of passed students in the years 2008 , 2009 , 2012 approximatelyis

Solution:
QUESTION: 108

Given a line graph showing the number of students passed in Higher Secondary Examination in a school over the years 2008 to 2013.

Q.The in crease in percentage of passed students from 2008 to 2011 approximatelyis

Solution:
QUESTION: 109

Given a line graph showing the number of students passed in Higher Secondary Examination in a school over the years 2008 to 2013.

Q.The decrease in percentage of passed students from 2011 to 2012 approximatelyis

Solution:
QUESTION: 110

If = n and  = m, then the value of  is

Solution:
QUESTION: 111

The list price of a book is Rs. 100. A dealer sells three such books for Rs. 274.50 after allowing discount at a certain rate. Fin d the rate of discount.

Solution:
QUESTION: 112

I f PQ RS i s a r h om bu s a nd ∠SPQ = 50°, then ∠RSQ is

Solution:
QUESTION: 113

ABC is a tr iangle and the sides AB, BC and CA are produced to E, F and G respectively. If ∠CBE = ∠ACF = 130° then the value of ∠GAB is

Solution:
QUESTION: 114

Directions (114 - 117): In the following questions, the Graph shows the demand and production of different companies. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Q.The demand of company B is what per cen tage of th e pr oduction of company F ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 115

In the following questions, the Graph shows the demand and production of different companies. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Q.What is the difference between the average demand and the average production of th e compan ies (in lakh tonnes)? [Approximately]

Solution:
QUESTION: 116

In the following questions, the Graph shows the demand and production of different companies. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Q.The production of company A is approximately what percent of the demand of company C?

Solution:
QUESTION: 117

In the following questions, the Graph shows the demand and production of different companies. Study the graph and answer the questions.

Q.What is the ratio of the companies having more demand than production to th ose having more production than demand?

Solution:
QUESTION: 118

A and B entered into a partnership investing Rs 16000 and Rs. 12000 respectively. After 3 months A withdrew R s. 5000 while B invested Rs. 5000 more. After 3 more months C joins the business with a capital of Rs 21000. The share of B exceeds that of C, out of a total profit of Rs. 26400 after one year by

Solution:
QUESTION: 119

Raj and Pr em wa lk i n op posi te directions at the rate of 3 km and 2 km per hour respectively. How far will they be from each other after 2 hours?

Solution:
QUESTION: 120

If , the simplified form of the given expression sin A cos A (tan A - cot A) is

Solution:
QUESTION: 121

Out of four numbers the average of the first three is 16 and that of the last three is 15. If the last number is 20 then the first number is

Solution:
QUESTION: 122

The length of canvas, 75 cm wide required to build a conical tent of height 14m and the floor area 346.5 m2 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 123

ABC is a cyclic triangle an d the bisectors of ∠BAC , ÐABC and ∠BCA meet the circle at P, Q, and R respectively. Then the angle ∠RQP is

Solution:
QUESTION: 124

value of x is

Solution:
QUESTION: 125

If θ is an acute angle and tan2θ +  = 2, then the value of θ is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 126

If the cube root of 79507 is 43, then the value of

Solution:
QUESTION: 127

If tan θ + cot θ = 5, then tan2θ + cot2θ is

Solution:
QUESTION: 128

A number exceeds its two fifth by 75. The number is

Solution:
QUESTION: 129

A, Band C can do a piece of work in 24, 30 and 40 days respectively.They began the work together but Cleft 4 days before completion of the work. In how many days was the work done?

Solution:
QUESTION: 130

the ratio of (2x + 3y) and (3y - 2x) is

Solution:
QUESTION: 131

Th e percentage in crease in the surface area of a cube when each side is doubled is

Solution:
QUESTION: 132

A shopkeeper gains 17% after allowing a discount of 10% on the marked price of an article. Find his profit percent if the articles are sold at mar ked price allowin g no discount.

Solution:
QUESTION: 133

A man spends 75% of his income. His income is increased by 20% and he increased his expenditure 125.  by 10%. His savings are increased by

Solution:
QUESTION: 134

Cost price of 100 books is equal to the selling price of 60 books. The gain percentage/loss percentage is

Solution:
QUESTION: 135

The ratio of each interior angle to each exterior angle of a regular polygon is 3:1. The number of sides of the polygon is

Solution:
QUESTION: 136

A sum of money lent out at simple interest amounts to Rs. 720 after 2 years and Rs. 1020 after a further period of 5 years. Find the principal.

Solution:
QUESTION: 137

If m - 5n = 2, then the value of (m3 - 125n3 - 30 mn) is

Solution:
QUESTION: 138

If  = 2 then the value of

Solution:
QUESTION: 139

Find the square root of

Solution:
QUESTION: 140

If two medians BE and CF of a triangle ABC, intersect each other at G and if BG = CG, ∠BGC = 60° and BC = 8 cm then area of the triangle ABC is

Solution:
QUESTION: 141

Given that x3 + y3 = 72 and xy = 6 with xy = 6 with x > y. Then the value of (x - y) is

Solution:
QUESTION: 142

If two suplementary angles differ by 44 ° , then one of the angles is

Solution:
QUESTION: 143

If the sum of two numbers, one of which is 2/5 times the other, is 50, then the numbers are

Solution:
QUESTION: 144

if θ is and acute angle and tan2θ + 1/ tan2θ =2. then the value of θ is

Solution:
QUESTION: 145

A boat can travel with a speed of 13 kmlhr in still water. If the speed of stream is 4 km/hr in the same direction, time taken by boat to go 63 km in opposite direction is

Solution:
QUESTION: 146

The measures of two an gles of a triangle are in the ratio 4 : 5. If the sum of these two measures is equal to the measure of the third angle, find the smallest angle.

Solution:
QUESTION: 147

A person of heigh t 6 ft. wants to plck a fruit which is on a 26/3 ft high tree. If the person is standing  ft. away from the base of the tree, then at what angle should he thr ow a stone so th at it h its the fruit?

Solution:
QUESTION: 148

The angle of elevation of a tower from a distance of 100 metre from its foot is 30°. Then the height of the tower is

Solution:
QUESTION: 149

A can do a work in 10 days and B in 20 days. If they, together work on it for 5 days, then the fraction of the work that is left is

Solution:
QUESTION: 150

Two circles touch each other externally. The sum of their areas is 130p sq cm and th e distan ce between their centres is 14 cm. The radius of the smaller circle is

Solution:
QUESTION: 151

Directions (151-155): In the following questions, you have a brief passage with 5 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The public distribution system, which provides food at low prices, is a subject of vital concern. There is a growing realization that though India has enough food to feed its masses two square meals a day, the monster of starvation and food insecurity continues to haunt the poor in our country.

Increasing the purchasing power of the poor through providing productive employment leading to rising income, and thus good standard of living is the ultimate objective of public policy. However, till then, there is a need to provide assured supply of food through a restructured, more efficient and decentralized public distribution system (PDS). Although the PDS is extensive - it is one of the largest such systems in the world- it hasn’t reached the rural poor and the remote places. It remains an urban phenomenon, with the majority of the rural poor still out of its reach due to lack of economic and physical access.

The poorest in the cities and the migrants are left out, for they generally do not possess ration cards. The allocation of PDS supplies in big cities is larger than in rural areas. In view of such deficiencies in the system, the PDS urgently needs to be streamlined. Also, considering the large foodgrain production combined with food subsidy on one hand and the continuing slow starvation and dismal poverty of rural population on the other, there is a strong case for making PDS target-group oriented. By making PDS taiget-group oriented, not only the poorest and the neediest would be reached without additional cost but we can also reduce the overall costs incurred.

Q.Which of the following is true of public distribution system?

Solution:
QUESTION: 152

The public distribution system, which provides food at low prices, is a subject of vital concern. There is a growing realization that though India has enough food to feed its masses two square meals a day, the monster of starvation and food insecurity continues to haunt the poor in our country.

Increasing the purchasing power of the poor through providing productive employment leading to rising income, and thus good standard of living is the ultimate objective of public policy. However, till then, there is a need to provide assured supply of food through a restructured, more efficient and decentralized public distribution system (PDS). Although the PDS is extensive - it is one of the largest such systems in the world- it hasn’t reached the rural poor and the remote places. It remains an urban phenomenon, with the majority of the rural poor still out of its reach due to lack of economic and physical access.

The poorest in the cities and the migrants are left out, for they generally do not possess ration cards. The allocation of PDS supplies in big cities is larger than in rural areas. In view of such deficiencies in the system, the PDS urgently needs to be streamlined. Also, considering the large foodgrain production combined with food subsidy on one hand and the continuing slow starvation and dismal poverty of rural population on the other, there is a strong case for making PDS target-group oriented. By making PDS taiget-group oriented, not only the poorest and the neediest would be reached without additional cost but we can also reduce the overall costs incurred.

Q.The full form of PDS is

Solution:
QUESTION: 153

The public distribution system, which provides food at low prices, is a subject of vital concern. There is a growing realization that though India has enough food to feed its masses two square meals a day, the monster of starvation and food insecurity continues to haunt the poor in our country.

Increasing the purchasing power of the poor through providing productive employment leading to rising income, and thus good standard of living is the ultimate objective of public policy. However, till then, there is a need to provide assured supply of food through a restructured, more efficient and decentralized public distribution system (PDS). Although the PDS is extensive - it is one of the largest such systems in the world- it hasn’t reached the rural poor and the remote places. It remains an urban phenomenon, with the majority of the rural poor still out of its reach due to lack of economic and physical access.

The poorest in the cities and the migrants are left out, for they generally do not possess ration cards. The allocation of PDS supplies in big cities is larger than in rural areas. In view of such deficiencies in the system, the PDS urgently needs to be streamlined. Also, considering the large foodgrain production combined with food subsidy on one hand and the continuing slow starvation and dismal poverty of rural population on the other, there is a strong case for making PDS target-group oriented. By making PDS taiget-group oriented, not only the poorest and the neediest would be reached without additional cost but we can also reduce the overall costs incurred.

Q.What according to the passage, would be the rationale’ of making the PDS target-group oriented?

Solution:
QUESTION: 154

The public distribution system, which provides food at low prices, is a subject of vital concern. There is a growing realization that though India has enough food to feed its masses two square meals a day, the monster of starvation and food insecurity continues to haunt the poor in our country.

Increasing the purchasing power of the poor through providing productive employment leading to rising income, and thus good standard of living is the ultimate objective of public policy. However, till then, there is a need to provide assured supply of food through a restructured, more efficient and decentralized public distribution system (PDS). Although the PDS is extensive - it is one of the largest such systems in the world- it hasn’t reached the rural poor and the remote places. It remains an urban phenomenon, with the majority of the rural poor still out of its reach due to lack of economic and physical access.

The poorest in the cities and the migrants are left out, for they generally do not possess ration cards. The allocation of PDS supplies in big cities is larger than in rural areas. In view of such deficiencies in the system, the PDS urgently needs to be streamlined. Also, considering the large foodgrain production combined with food subsidy on one hand and the continuing slow starvation and dismal poverty of rural population on the other, there is a strong case for making PDS target-group oriented. By making PDS taiget-group oriented, not only the poorest and the neediest would be reached without additional cost but we can also reduce the overall costs incurred.

Q.The public distribution system,which provides food at____ is a subject of vital concern.

Solution:
QUESTION: 155

The public distribution system, which provides food at low prices, is a subject of vital concern. There is a growing realization that though India has enough food to feed its masses two square meals a day, the monster of starvation and food insecurity continues to haunt the poor in our country.

Increasing the purchasing power of the poor through providing productive employment leading to rising income, and thus good standard of living is the ultimate objective of public policy. However, till then, there is a need to provide assured supply of food through a restructured, more efficient and decentralized public distribution system (PDS). Although the PDS is extensive - it is one of the largest such systems in the world- it hasn’t reached the rural poor and the remote places. It remains an urban phenomenon, with the majority of the rural poor still out of its reach due to lack of economic and physical access.

The poorest in the cities and the migrants are left out, for they generally do not possess ration cards. The allocation of PDS supplies in big cities is larger than in rural areas. In view of such deficiencies in the system, the PDS urgently needs to be streamlined. Also, considering the large foodgrain production combined with food subsidy on one hand and the continuing slow starvation and dismal poverty of rural population on the other, there is a strong case for making PDS target-group oriented. By making PDS taiget-group oriented, not only the poorest and the neediest would be reached without additional cost but we can also reduce the overall costs incurred.

Q.What should be an appropriate step to make the PDS effective?

Solution:
QUESTION: 156

Directions(156-158): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expr esses the meaning of the given word.

PLEBISCITE

Solution:
QUESTION: 157

In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expr esses the meaning of the given word.

FRUGAL

Solution:
QUESTION: 158

In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expr esses the meaning of the given word.

DIMINISH

Solution:
QUESTION: 159

Directions (159 - 168): In the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is  italic. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence! part of the sentence at (1), (2) and (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

Q.We do not believe "in a dual" policy of the company.

Solution:
QUESTION: 160

This news is too good to be true.

Solution:
QUESTION: 161

The notorious criminal went to the police to go to prison.

Solution:
QUESTION: 162

If he has time he will telephone.

Solution:
QUESTION: 163

He met European lady at the conference who works for an NGO.

Solution:
QUESTION: 164

I did not see you for a long time.

Solution:
QUESTION: 165

The glass figurine that was being shown in the store window appealed to me.

Solution:
QUESTION: 166

He is somehow tall for his age.

Solution:
QUESTION: 167

The practice of starving the children in order to cure diarrhoea also aggravates the situation.

Solution:
QUESTION: 168

She said that she was glad to be here that evening.

Solution:
QUESTION: 169

Directions (169-173): 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.

Q.You are required to give an explanation for your conduct within two days of the receipt of this letter.

Solution:
QUESTION: 170

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.

Q.The ruins of the spillway are a vital clue to the epic struggle that unfold as generations of Khmer engineers coped with a water system that grew complex and unruly.

Solution:
QUESTION: 171

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.

Q.Bobby learnt the alphabets at the age of two.

Solution:
QUESTION: 172

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.

Q.Thesum and substance of this poem is as follows.

Solution:
QUESTION: 173

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.

Q.I watched how the pianoist used her left hand.