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# SSC CGL Tier-I Mock Test - 32

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QUESTION: 1

### In each of the following questions select the related letter/word/figure/number from the given alternatives. 25 : 175 : : ? : 160

Solution:

25 = 2 + 5 = 7,
25*7 = 175 32 = 3 + 2 = 5, 32*5 = 160

QUESTION: 2

Solution:

3+4 = 7 7+5 = 12

12+6 = 18

18+7 = 25

25 + 8 = 33

QUESTION: 3

### Find the missing number from the given responses. 3       5       7 4       6       8 5       7       9 26     38      ?

Solution:

(3 + 4 + 5) × 2 + 2 = 12 × 2 + 2 = 24 + 2 = 26 (5 + 6 + 7) × 2 + 2 = 18 × 2 + 2 = 36 + 2 = 38 (7 + 8 + 9) × 2 + 2 = 24 × 2 + 2 = 48 + 2 = 50

QUESTION: 4

In each of the following questions select the related letter/word/figure/number from the given alternatives
.JRH : ? : : KOV : 51

Solution:

J = 10, R = 18, H = 8

J = 10 + 1 =11, R = 18 + 1 = 19,

H = 8 + 1 = 9 JRH = 11 + 19 + 9 = 39 K = 11, O = 15. V = 22

K = 11 + 1 = 12, O = 15 + 1 = 16, V = 22 + 1 = 23 KOV = 12 + 16 + 23 = 51

QUESTION: 5

Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives
.LHX: OEA : : PFT : ?

Solution:

As, L + 3 = O, H - 3 = E, X + 3 = A So, P + 3 = S, F - 3 = C, T + 3 = W

QUESTION: 6

Which of the following interchange of sign would make the given equation correct?
45 × 9 + 5 ÷ 4 = 25

Solution:

45 × 9 + 5 ÷ 4 after interchanging the signs = 45 ÷ 9 + 5 × 4 = 5 + 20 = 25

QUESTION: 7

Neelam, who is Rohit’s daughter, says to Indu, “Your mother Reeta is the younger sister of my father, who is the third child of Sohan ji.” How is Sohan ji related to Indu.

Solution:

QUESTION: 8

Rows of Matrix I are numbered 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 ‘E’ can be represented by 04, 10 and ‘D’ can be represented by 03, 13. Identify the set for the word PARROT.

Find the code for the word “PARROT”

Solution:
QUESTION: 9

A person was asked to state his age in years. His reply was, “take my age three years hence, multiply it by 3 and subtract three times my present age and you will know how old I am”. What was the age of the person?

Solution:

Let the person’s present age = x

Three years hence age will be x + 3 Multiplying

with 3 = 3(x + 3) Subtracting 3 times present

age from 3(x + 3) = 3 x + 9 - 3 x = 9

QUESTION: 10

In the following question, a series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
254         130         62           34           14           ?

Solution:

254/2 + 3 = 127 + 3 = 130 130/2 – 3 = 65 – 3 = 62 62/2 + 3 = 31 + 3 = 34 34/2 – 3 = 17 – 3 = 14 14/2 + 3 = 7 + 3 = 10

QUESTION: 11

Number of letters skipped in between adjacent letters goes on increasing successively by one in the series. Identify the set following the above rule.

Solution:

B + 6 = H + 6 = N + 6 = S + 6 = Y G + 3 = J + 3 = M + 3 = P + 6 = S Q + 2 = S + 2 = U + 2 = W + 2 = Y D + 3 = G + 4 = K + 5 = P + 6 = V

QUESTION: 12

M/14 : O/12 : : U/6 : ?

Solution:

M place from Z side = 14th→M/14 + 2 place above = O and O place from Z side (reverse) = 12 →O/12 Similarly →U/6→ 2 place above → W and W place from reverse side = 4 →W/4

QUESTION: 13

Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.

A.Indignity

B. Individual

C.Indication

D. Industrial

E. Indigestion

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

From the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given wordSECULARIZATION

Solution:
QUESTION: 15

Arrange the following words in a meaningful order
.A. Class       B. Species          C. Kingdom            D. Phylum

Solution:

Species → Class→ Phylum→ Kingdom

QUESTION: 16

Number of times each letter is appearing in the given word is indicated in each alternative. Identify the correct one.
INCIDENCE

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

How many triangles are there in the figure?

Solution:

The triangles are : ABI, AHI, ABH, BJI, HJI, JBH, JBC, JHG, CJK, GKJ, KCD, KGF, KDF, DLE, FLE, EDF, DLK, FLK, BHG, BHC, CHF, GBD, DFC, DFG, BAJ, HAJ, DKE, FKE

QUESTION: 18

Directions

In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:                           Some reds are blues.

All blues are greens.

Some greens are not yellows.

Conclusions:                         I. Some yellows are reds.

II. Some yellows are blues.

III. Some greens are reds.

Solution:

Some reds are blues (I) + All blues are greens.(A) = Some reds are greens.(I) ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some greens are reds (I) Hence, conclusion III follows.

QUESTION: 19

Directions

In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:           Some printers are monitors.

All monitors are modems.

Some modems  are keyboards.

Conclusions:         I. Some keyboards are not  monitors.

II. Some modems  are not printers.

III. Some printers are not keyboards.

Solution:

All statements are positive and all conclusions are negative, hence none follows.

QUESTION: 20

If ‘P’ means ‘+’, V means ‘x’, T means ‘-‘ and ‘Q’ means “÷’ , then find the value of the expression given below:30 P 10 Q 2 V 25 T 18

Solution:

30 P 10 Q 2 V 25 T 18 30 + 10 ÷ 2 × 25

– 18 30 + 5 × 25 – 18 30 + 125 – 18 155

– 18 = 137

QUESTION: 21

I f a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the correct image of the question figure?

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

If the sixth day of a month is four day earlier than Monday what day will it be eighteenth day of month?

Solution:

As mentioned the sixth day of the month is four day earlier than Monday which is Thursday. So the thirteenth day of month is also Thursday and thus the eighteenth day is Tuesday.

QUESTION: 23

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

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

What is water image of given figure?

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Solution:
QUESTION: 25

Find the odd one out.

Solution:

All others except Flyover is used to go to the floor above the ground level.

QUESTION: 26

The First Governor to sign a note in India was:

Solution:

James Taylor was the first governor of RBI to sign on note (5 rupee note). James Taylor was also the first Deputy Governor .

QUESTION: 27

Which of the following finance minister of India has presented the Budget for the maximum number of times?

Solution:
QUESTION: 28

Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of INC established?

Solution:

INC was established in 1885 by A.O. Hume. Lord Dufferin was the viceroy of India at that time.

QUESTION: 29

Article 27 of the Constitution describes

Solution:

Articles 25-28 of the constitution describes the Right to freedom of religion. Article 25 describes Freedom of Conscience and free Profession, practice and propagation of religion. Article 26 describes Freedom to manage religious affairs Article 28 describes Freedom as to attendance of religious instructions or religious worship in certain educational institutions.

QUESTION: 30

Irrigation Tax was imposed by which of the following Mughal King for the first time?

Solution:

Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq was the founder of Tuglaq dynasty and he was the first king in the history to focus on Agriculture and in order to make canals, he used to imposed Irrigation Tax.

QUESTION: 31

Arrange the following Indian States in decending order of their Geographical Areas.

A) Karnataka         B) Uttar Pradesh             C) Maharashtra     D) Rajasthan

Solution:

Rajasthan is the largest state of India in terms of area. With an area of 342239 sq km, Rajasthan accounts for 10.41% of total country’s area. Rajasthan is followed by Maharashtra (307713 sq km), Uttar Pradesh (243286 sq km), and Karnataka (191791 sq km).

QUESTION: 32

National Sports Day is celebrated on which of the Following Day?

Solution:

National Sports in India is celebrated on August 29, every year. This day marks the birthday of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand.

QUESTION: 33

Satavahana coins with the representation of a ship with double-mast have been found from which of the following areas?

Solution:

Vaishtiputra Pulmavi I extended the satavahana power up to the mouth of Krishna and conquered the Bellary District. This has been proved by his special type of coins ‘ship and double-mast found in the coromandal region’

QUESTION: 34

Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as reason (B)

Assertion (A) : The rock-cut rathas at Mahabalipuram have been named as Dharmaraja, Bhima, Arjuna, Draupadi, Nakula and Sahadeva

Reason (B) : The total number of rathas in this group is eight.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct?

Solution:

The total number of rathas in this group is eight out of which five are named after the five Pandavas of Mahabharata and one after Draupadi, the wife of Pandava brothers. The five Pandavas rathas are the Dharmaraja Rathas, Bhima Rathas, Arjuna Rathas, Draupadi Rathas, Nakula Rathas and Sahadeva Rathas

QUESTION: 35

The country who signed United Nation Charter later but considered as a founding member is?

Solution:

Original founding members of UN were 51. Poland signed it later but is considered as a original member. India is also a founding member. Total membership at present is 193. Its Headquarter is in New York.

QUESTION: 36

Match the following International boundaries with their respective countries?

International Boundaries                              Countries

(i) 49TH Parallel lines                           A. India and Pakistan

(ii) Radcliffe lines                                  B. North and South Korea

(iii) Maginot line                                   C. USA and Canada

(iv)38th Parallel                                     D. Germany and France

Solution:
QUESTION: 37

Which country hosted the Olympic Games maximum number of times?

Solution:

United States leads the world by hosting the Olympic games, including 4 summer Olympics and 4 winter Olympics followed by France (5 times), Japan (4 times) and UK (thrice)

QUESTION: 38

Who will be appointed as the new Chairman of ONGC?

Solution:

Shashi Shankar will be the new Chairman of ONGC from 1 October 2017 succeed Dinesh K Sarraf.

QUESTION: 39

Hydrogen was discovered by:

Solution:

In 1766,Henry Cavendish was the first to recognize hydrogen gas as a discrete substance, by naming the gas from a metal-acid reaction "inflammable air".

QUESTION: 40

Which of the following Space programme Satellite is unsuccessful in India?

Solution:

Rohini satellite was launched 2 times in 10 August 1979 and 18 July 1980 by SLV-3 to the purpose of collect data of natural resources but remained unsuccessful both the times.

QUESTION: 41

Einstein was awarded Nobel Prize for –

Solution:

The Nobel Prize in physics 1921 is awarded to Albert Einstein "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". Albert Einstein received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1922.

QUESTION: 42

Shuddhi movement was started by :

Solution:

Shuddhi Movement of Swami Dayanand Arya Samaj to bring back the converted Christians to their original fold of Hinduism

QUESTION: 43

Which of the following Planet is known as ‘Winter Planet’ ?

Solution:

Jupiter is also known as winter planet as its average temperature is very low (-148⁰c)

QUESTION: 44

The term Vitamin is coined by

Solution:

About Vitamin Inventor – Sir F. G. Hopkins

Term vitamin was coined by C.Funk

QUESTION: 45

The Two Nations theory was propounded by Jinnah in :

Solution:

After celebrating the Deliverance day on 22 December 1939, a session of Muslim League was held at Lahore in 1940, the Chairperson Jinnah put forward two nations theory and demanded a separate state known as Pakistan for Muslims in 22 march 1940.

QUESTION: 46

‘Kuttu’ flour is obtained from:

Solution:

Kuttu flour or Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant cultivated for its grain- like seeds, and also used as a cover crop. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass. It is cultivated as a grain in the Himalayas.

QUESTION: 47

Which Airways is voted as the World’s Best Airline in 2017?

Solution:

Qatar Airways was announced the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. Qatar Airways was voted Best Airlines by the travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey. The World’s Top 4 airlines are

1. Qatar Airways

2. Singapore Airlines

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. Cathay Pacific

QUESTION: 48

Which country is the largest producer of cinchona that is used for making malaria medicine?

Solution:

Indonesia is the largest producer of cinchona, that is mostly used for malaria medicine, As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit's bark or Peruvian bark . The bark is stripped from the tree, dried, and powdered for medicinal uses. The bark is medicinally active, containing a variety of alkaloids including the antimalarial compound quinine .

QUESTION: 49

What does the “Fazenda” word means?

Solution:

Coffee plantation in Brazil is called as Fazenda.there are three varieties of coffee Arabica , Robusta and liberica in which Arabica is a superior quality. In India coffee was firstly grown in Karnataka at the hill of Baba Budan.

QUESTION: 50

Which state in India was the first to implement Consolidation Law?

Solution:

In India Punjab was the first state to implement consolidation law.

QUESTION: 51

A Bullet is cylindrical up to a height of 4 cm and conical above it. If its diameter is 35 cm and the slant height of the Conical part is 22cm, then the total area of the bullet is

Solution:

Radius of Cone = 35/2 cm Curved Surface area of Conical Part of a bullet = πrl = 22/7×35/2 × 22 = 1210 cm² Curved Surface area of the Cylinder = 2πrh = 2 × 22/7×35/2 × 4 = 440 cm² Total Surface area of a Bullet = 440 + 1210 = 1650 cm²

QUESTION: 52

If 2(Cos²θ - Sin²θ) = 1, then find the Value of Tanθ

Solution:

Cos²θ - Sin²θ = Cos2θ 2 × Cos2θ = 1

Cos2θ = 1/2 Cos2θ = Cos 60⁰ 2 θ = 60⁰

θ = 30⁰ Then, Tan 30⁰ = 1/√3

QUESTION: 53

In an examination, the average marks obtained by the students is 75. After correcting the quantitative mistakes, the average of 100 students is reduced to 60 from 75 and the overall average of the student is reduced to 70. Then find the total number of students who participated in that examination.

Solution:

Let the total number of students be x

Average marks obtained by the students = 75 Total marks = 75x After correcting the quantitative mistakes the average

decreased by (75-60) = 15 marks Total reduction = 15 × 100 = 1500 Now

According to the Question, (75x-1500)/x = 70 70x = 75x – 1500 X = 300 Total number of students = 300

QUESTION: 54

Find the Value of  1/8 + 999*71/72 × 9

Solution:

1/8 + 999 X 71/72 × 9 1/8 +

(72×999+71)/72 × 9 1/8 +

(72×999+71)/8 1/8 +

[((1000-1)×72+71)/8] 1/8 + (72000-72+71)/8 1/8 +

(72000-1)/8 (1+72000-1)/8 = 72000/(8 ) = 9000

QUESTION: 55

14 men can complete a work in 10 days. 20 women can complete the same work in 14 days. 10 men and 6 women started working and after 8 days 10 more women join them. How many days will they now take to complete the remaining work?

Solution:

Total work done by 14 men and 20

women is equal Therefore, efficiency of

men and women 14 × M × 10 = 20 × W × 14 M : W = 2 : 1 Total work = 14× 2×10 = 280 unit Work done by 10 men and 6 women in 8 days = (10 × 2 + 6 × 1) × 8 = 208

unit Remaining work = 280 – 208 = 72

unit Total Efficiency (inclusive of 10 women) = 26 + (10 × 1) = 36 Remaining work done in = 72/36 = 2 days

QUESTION: 56

The base of a triangular field is 800 metres and its height 500 metres. Find the area of the field and also calculate the charges for supplying water to the field at the rate of Rs. 30 per sq. hectare.

Solution:

Area=1/2 × b × h= 1/2 × 800 × 500=2,00,000m^2 ∴ Cost=(30 ×200000)/10000= Rs.600 (one hect.= 10,000m^2)

QUESTION: 57

The length of a rectangle is four times its breadth. If its length is increased by 10 cm. and breadth is increased by 10 cm, the area of the rectangle is increased by 600 sq. cm.Find the length of the rectangle.

Solution:

Let b = xand l = 4 x ∴ Original area = 4

x×x = 4 x² Now, New Area = ( 4 x +10 )

x (x +10) ∴ ( 4 x +10 ) × (x +10) - 4 x² = 600 ⇒50 x=600 – 100 ⇒ x=10 ∴l = 4 × 10 = 40cm

QUESTION: 58

In what ratio must water be mixed with Milk costing Rs.28 per litre to obtain a mixture worth of Rs. 22 per litre?

Solution:

By Alligation rule:(Quantity of water)/(Quantity of milk)=6/22 Required ratio = 3:11

QUESTION: 59

How much time a train 110 metres long running at the speed of 54 km/hr take to cross a bridge 160 metres in length?

Solution:

Distance (Length of the train + length of the bridge) = 110 + 160 = 270 Speed of Train = 54 km/hr = 54×5/18 = 15m/sec. Time = Distance/Speed = 270/15 = 18sec.

QUESTION: 60

If a number is decreased by 15 and divided by 24, the result is 40. What would be the result if 200 is subtracted from the number and then it is divided by 25?

Solution:

Let the number be x. ∴(x-15)/24 = 40⇒x - 15 = 24 x 40⇒x = 975 Result = (975-200)/25 = 31

QUESTION: 61

A diagonal of a rhombus is 6 cm. If its area is 24 cm², then the length of each side of the rhombus is?

Solution:

Area of Rhombus = 24 cm² = 1/2 D₁+D₂

Let D₂ be x then = 1/2× 6 ×x = 24 cm²

D₂ = 8 cm Side of Rhombus = 1/2 √(D₁²+D₂²) = 1/2 √(6²+8²) = 1/2 √100 =

1/2× 10 = 5 cm Side of Rhombus is 5 cm.

QUESTION: 62

What will be the remainder which 5382 + 53 is divided by 54?

Solution:

〖53〗^82 + 53 = 53 (〖53〗^81+1) Clearly (a^n+1) is always divisible by (a+1) which n is odd. So (〖53〗^81+1) is divisible by (53+1) 54, Thus remainder is zero.

QUESTION: 63

x/y + y/x = 1 then find value of x³+y³ = ?

Solution:

x/y + y/x = 1 then = x^2+y^2=xy

∴x^2+y^2-xy=0 x^3+y^3 = (x+y)

(x^2+y^2-xy) = (x+y) (0) = 0 = x^3+y^3 = 0

QUESTION: 64

The base of a pyramid is square which side is 10 cm. If the height of the pyramid is 9 cm then find out its volume?

Solution:

Volume of pyramid = 1/3× base area ×

height Base area = side² = 10² = 100 cm²

Height = 9 cm Then volume = 1/3× 100 × 9 100 × 3 = 300 cm

QUESTION: 65

Each interior angle of a regular polygon is 135°. Then find out how many diagonals are there?

Solution:

Interior angle of polygon = 135° So exterior angle of regular polygon = 180° - 135° = 45° Then total side of polygon = (360°)/(extervior angle) = (360°)/(45°) Total side = 8 Then total Diagonals = n(n-3)/2 {Where n = side} = (8×5)/2 = 20 Diagonals .

QUESTION: 66

If a commission of 25% is given on the marked price of a work, the publisher gains 30%. If the commission increased to 28%, then find the gain percent?

Solution:

Let CP = Rs 100 Profit % = 30% and

Commission = 25% MP = 100 ×130/75 = Rs.520/3 Now, MP = Rs. 520/3 and

Commission = 28% SP = 72% of 520/3 = 520/3×72/100 = Rs 124.80 Gain % =

124. 80 – 100 = 24.80 %

QUESTION: 67

A passenger train takes 3 hours less for a journey of 180 km , if its speed is increased by 6 km/hour from its usual speed. Find the usual speed of the train?

Solution:

Let the usual speed of the train be x km/hr.

Usual time = distance/speed = 180/x

Hour If the speed is increased by 6 km/hr, that is (x +6) km/hr. The new time is = 180/(x + 6) hour 180/x - 180/(x + 6) = 3 180x - 180x + 1080 = 3x (3x + 6) 3x (3x + 6) = 1080 x² + 2x = 360 x² + 2x - 360 = 0 x = 18, x = -20

(negative value is not acceptable) Therefore, usual speed of the passenger train is 18 km/hr

QUESTION: 68

A person distributes pens among his three friends A, B and C in the ratio 1/5 : 1/6: 1/8 . What is the minimum number of pens that the persons should have?

Solution:

A : B : C = 1/5 : 1/6: 1/8 = 1/5 × 120 :

1/6 × 120 : 1/8 × 120[ LCM ] = 24 : 20 :

15 ∴ Minimum number of pens = 24 +

20 + 15= 59

QUESTION: 69

Arun saves 30% of his salary while Gagan saves 32%. If both get the same salary and Gagan saves Rs. 1600, find the savings of Arun?

Solution:

Let the total salary each of them = Rs. x

Arun saves = Rs. 30/100 x and Gagan

saves = Rs. 32/100 x = 1,600 x = Rs.

5,000 ∴ Sohan saves = 30/100 × 5,000 = Rs. 1,500

QUESTION: 70

Out of 4 numbers, the average of first 3 is 19 and last 3 is 20. If the last number is 2

Solution:

Sum of first three numbers = 19 × 3 = 57 Given that last number is = 21 ∴ sum of all the four numbers = 57 + 21 = 78 ..

(i) Sum of last 3 digits = 20 × 3 = 60..(ii) By subtracting (ii) from (i), we will get

the first number, the first number, First number = (i) – (ii) = 78 – 60 = 18

QUESTION: 71

The respective ratio of radius and height of a cylinder is 15 : 14. If the curved surface area of the cylinder is 1320m2. What is the radius?

Solution:

Let the radii and height be 15x : 14 x Curved surface area = 2 π r h = 1320 ⇒ 2 ×22/7×15x× 14 x = 1320 ⇒x = 1 ∴ Radius = 15 × 1 = 15m.

QUESTION: 72

Directions

Percentage of Marks Obtained by six Students is eight Subjects.

How many approximate marks does  Nupur get in all the subjects together?

Solution:
QUESTION: 73

Directions

Percentage of Marks Obtained by six Students is eight Subjects.

Marks obtained by Raghav in Accounts are approximately how much % less than the marks obtained by Ayush in Arts?

1. 40%

2.94%

3.30%

4.28%

Solution:
QUESTION: 74

Directions

Percentage of Marks Obtained by six Students is eight Subjects.

How many students have scored the highest marks in more than two subjects?

Solution:
QUESTION: 75

Directions

Percentage of Marks Obtained by six Students is eight Subjects.

What is the approx overall % of marks obtained by Romita in Maths and Music together?

Solution:

Marks obtained by Romita in Maths =115.2 Marks obtained by Romita in Music=93.75 Total marks obtained by Romita in two subjects =208.95 Total maximum marks in two subjects = 245 Required % = (208.95 )/245x 100=85.28

QUESTION: 76

Directions

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it as your answer.

Q. to add fuel to the flames

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

Directions

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it as your answer.

Q. to back the wrong horse

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

Directions

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it as your answer.

Q. to bear the palm

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Directions

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it as your answer.

Q. to be in the driving seat

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Directions

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark "No Error" as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation).

The committee recently deferred the decision followed a report of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Solution:

‘following’ in place of ‘of followed’

QUESTION: 81

Directions

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark "No Error" as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation).

The report tabled last year made a few recommendations of Ecologically Sensitive Zones as areas of high conservation value within the Ghats system.

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

Directions

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark "No Error" as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation).

The decision to cut the prices were taken after a fortnightly review meeting of the oil companies.

Solution:

‘was’ in place of ‘ were ’

QUESTION: 83

Directions

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark "No Error" as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation).

Despite of being a country subject to and used to frequent terror attacks the alarming upsurge in terror-related violence has made people sit up.

Solution:

omit ‘of’.

QUESTION: 84

Directions

In each question, one word is given in the question and four words given in the options, Find the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the given word:

CHRONIC

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

Directions

In each question, one word is given in the question and four words given in the options, Find the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the given word:COLLUSION

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

Directions

In each question, one word is given in the question and four words given in the options, Find the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the given word:

Q. CREDITABLE

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Directions

In the given sentences, one word has been given in bold. Below the sentences five words are suggested, one of which can replace the word given in bold without changing the meaning of the sentences. Find out the appropriate word in the given sentences.

The designer’s recent collection fabricates a mix of several different kinds of fabrics.

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Directions

In the given sentences, one word has been given in bold. Below the sentences five words are suggested, one of which can replace the word given in bold without changing the meaning of the sentences. Find out the appropriate word in the given sentences.

With beaming faces and positive body language, they were a picture of confidence and pride.

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Directions

In the given sentences, one word has been given in bold. Below the sentences five words are suggested, one of which can replace the word given in bold without changing the meaning of the sentences. Find out the appropriate word in the given sentences.

Hurdles like parental reservation and societal apathy loomed large.

Solution:

meaning lethargy/laziness

QUESTION: 90

Directions

In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substituted for the given phrase/sentence.

Person who is cunning and unfaithful

Solution:

Machiavellian – Person who is cunning and unfaithful Con – Thief Cynic – The one who doubts Scoffer – The one who ridicules

QUESTION: 91

irections

In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substituted for the given phrase/sentence.

Person who believes that life is meaningless and rejects all religious and moral principles

Solution:

Atheist – Disbeliever Nihilist – a person who believes that life is meaningless and rejects all religious and moral principles Assiduous – Hard working Gregarious – fun loving

QUESTION: 92

Directions

In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substituted for the given phrase/sentence.

Person who is friendly, lively and enjoyable

Solution:

Despotic – Autocratic Discreet – subtle Convivial – Person who is friendly, lively and enjoyable Agnostic – Doubting

QUESTION: 93

A) Duress                B) Edict                   C) Volition              D) Callous

Solution:

opposite, Duress - compulsory force or threat Edict - a formal or authoritative proclamation, declaration Volition – free will Callous - emotionally hardened

QUESTION: 94

A) Expunge             B) Obliterate         C) Divisive              D) Didactic

Solution:

same, Expunge & Obliterate - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line Divisive - dissenting with the majority opinion Didactic - instructive, especially excessively

QUESTION: 95

A) Bane             B) Cajole            C) Entice             D) Debun

Solution:

same, Bane - something causing misery or death Cajole & Entice -influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering Debunk - expose while ridiculing

QUESTION: 96

Directions

A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly pollutants that pervade the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible illness and premature death. The State of Global Air 2017 study, conducted jointly by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, quantifies further what has been reported for some time now: that the concentration of the most significant inhalable pollutant, fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less (PM2.5), has been growing in India. The rise in average annual population-weighted PM2.5 levels indicates that the Centre’s initiatives to help States reduce the burning of agricultural biomass and coal in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi have failed. The directions of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi, which were reviewed last year, could not end open burning of garbage and straw, or curb the urban use of diesel-powered vehicles. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the weighted national PM2.5 level estimated in the international report rose from 60 micrograms per cubic metre in 1990 (the acceptable limit) to 74 in 2015, with a steady rise since 2011. Weak policy on pollution is leading to the premature death of an estimated 1.1 million Indians annually, and the number is growing, in contrast to China’s record of reducing such mortality.

Several studies show long-term evidence of a steady deterioration in air quality in many countries, and South Asia, dominated by India, is today among the worst places to live. Although the central role played by burning of crop residues in causing pollution is well-known, and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute proposed steps to convert the waste into useful products such as enriched fodder, biogas, biofuel, compost and so on, little progress has been made. Last year, helpless farmers in the northern States who wanted to quickly switch from rice to wheat burnt the waste in the fields, in some cases defying local prohibitory orders. The government has no one to blame but itself, since it has not been able to supply affordable seeder machinery in sufficient numbers to eliminate the need to remove the straw. In a country producing about 500 million tonnes of crop residues annually, the issue needs to be addressed in mission mode. Easy access to cheap solar cookers and biogas plants will also cut open burning, and help the rural economy. Yet, there is no reliable distribution mechanism for these. On the health front, it is a matter of concern that in the most polluted cities, even moderate physical activity could prove harmful, rather than be beneficial, as new research indicates. India’s clean-up priorities need to shift gear urgently, covering both farm and city.

Q. Why have the centre’s initiatives to help states reduce the burning of agricultural biomass and coal failed?

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Directions

A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly pollutants that pervade the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible illness and premature death. The State of Global Air 2017 study, conducted jointly by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, quantifies further what has been reported for some time now: that the concentration of the most significant inhalable pollutant, fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less (PM2.5), has been growing in India. The rise in average annual population-weighted PM2.5 levels indicates that the Centre’s initiatives to help States reduce the burning of agricultural biomass and coal in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi have failed. The directions of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi, which were reviewed last year, could not end open burning of garbage and straw, or curb the urban use of diesel-powered vehicles. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the weighted national PM2.5 level estimated in the international report rose from 60 micrograms per cubic metre in 1990 (the acceptable limit) to 74 in 2015, with a steady rise since 2011. Weak policy on pollution is leading to the premature death of an estimated 1.1 million Indians annually, and the number is growing, in contrast to China’s record of reducing such mortality.

Several studies show long-term evidence of a steady deterioration in air quality in many countries, and South Asia, dominated by India, is today among the worst places to live. Although the central role played by burning of crop residues in causing pollution is well-known, and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute proposed steps to convert the waste into useful products such as enriched fodder, biogas, biofuel, compost and so on, little progress has been made. Last year, helpless farmers in the northern States who wanted to quickly switch from rice to wheat burnt the waste in the fields, in some cases defying local prohibitory orders. The government has no one to blame but itself, since it has not been able to supply affordable seeder machinery in sufficient numbers to eliminate the need to remove the straw. In a country producing about 500 million tonnes of crop residues annually, the issue needs to be addressed in mission mode. Easy access to cheap solar cookers and biogas plants will also cut open burning, and help the rural economy. Yet, there is no reliable distribution mechanism for these. On the health front, it is a matter of concern that in the most polluted cities, even moderate physical activity could prove harmful, rather than be beneficial, as new research indicates. India’s clean-up priorities need to shift gear urgently, covering both farm and city.

Q. What according to the author will reduce open burning?

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Directions

A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly pollutants that pervade the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible illness and premature death. The State of Global Air 2017 study, conducted jointly by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, quantifies further what has been reported for some time now: that the concentration of the most significant inhalable pollutant, fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less (PM2.5), has been growing in India. The rise in average annual population-weighted PM2.5 levels indicates that the Centre’s initiatives to help States reduce the burning of agricultural biomass and coal in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi have failed. The directions of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi, which were reviewed last year, could not end open burning of garbage and straw, or curb the urban use of diesel-powered vehicles. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the weighted national PM2.5 level estimated in the international report rose from 60 micrograms per cubic metre in 1990 (the acceptable limit) to 74 in 2015, with a steady rise since 2011. Weak policy on pollution is leading to the premature death of an estimated 1.1 million Indians annually, and the number is growing, in contrast to China’s record of reducing such mortality.

Several studies show long-term evidence of a steady deterioration in air quality in many countries, and South Asia, dominated by India, is today among the worst places to live. Although the central role played by burning of crop residues in causing pollution is well-known, and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute proposed steps to convert the waste into useful products such as enriched fodder, biogas, biofuel, compost and so on, little progress has been made. Last year, helpless farmers in the northern States who wanted to quickly switch from rice to wheat burnt the waste in the fields, in some cases defying local prohibitory orders. The government has no one to blame but itself, since it has not been able to supply affordable seeder machinery in sufficient numbers to eliminate the need to remove the straw. In a country producing about 500 million tonnes of crop residues annually, the issue needs to be addressed in mission mode. Easy access to cheap solar cookers and biogas plants will also cut open burning, and help the rural economy. Yet, there is no reliable distribution mechanism for these. On the health front, it is a matter of concern that in the most polluted cities, even moderate physical activity could prove harmful, rather than be beneficial, as new research indicates. India’s clean-up priorities need to shift gear urgently, covering both farm and city.

Q.What is the reason for the farmers to burn waste in the field?

Solution:
QUESTION: 99

Directions

A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly pollutants that pervade the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible illness and premature death. The State of Global Air 2017 study, conducted jointly by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, quantifies further what has been reported for some time now: that the concentration of the most significant inhalable pollutant, fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less (PM2.5), has been growing in India. The rise in average annual population-weighted PM2.5 levels indicates that the Centre’s initiatives to help States reduce the burning of agricultural biomass and coal in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi have failed. The directions of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi, which were reviewed last year, could not end open burning of garbage and straw, or curb the urban use of diesel-powered vehicles. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the weighted national PM2.5 level estimated in the international report rose from 60 micrograms per cubic metre in 1990 (the acceptable limit) to 74 in 2015, with a steady rise since 2011. Weak policy on pollution is leading to the premature death of an estimated 1.1 million Indians annually, and the number is growing, in contrast to China’s record of reducing such mortality.

Several studies show long-term evidence of a steady deterioration in air quality in many countries, and South Asia, dominated by India, is today among the worst places to live. Although the central role played by burning of crop residues in causing pollution is well-known, and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute proposed steps to convert the waste into useful products such as enriched fodder, biogas, biofuel, compost and so on, little progress has been made. Last year, helpless farmers in the northern States who wanted to quickly switch from rice to wheat burnt the waste in the fields, in some cases defying local prohibitory orders. The government has no one to blame but itself, since it has not been able to supply affordable seeder machinery in sufficient numbers to eliminate the need to remove the straw. In a country producing about 500 million tonnes of crop residues annually, the issue needs to be addressed in mission mode. Easy access to cheap solar cookers and biogas plants will also cut open burning, and help the rural economy. Yet, there is no reliable distribution mechanism for these. On the health front, it is a matter of concern that in the most polluted cities, even moderate physical activity could prove harmful, rather than be beneficial, as new research indicates. India’s clean-up priorities need to shift gear urgently, covering both farm and city.

Q. Choose the word which has its meaning most similar to the word ‘pervade’ used in the passage.

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Directions

A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly pollutants that pervade the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible illness and premature death. The State of Global Air 2017 study, conducted jointly by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, quantifies further what has been reported for some time now: that the concentration of the most significant inhalable pollutant, fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less (PM2.5), has been growing in India. The rise in average annual population-weighted PM2.5 levels indicates that the Centre’s initiatives to help States reduce the burning of agricultural biomass and coal in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi have failed. The directions of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi, which were reviewed last year, could not end open burning of garbage and straw, or curb the urban use of diesel-powered vehicles. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the weighted national PM2.5 level estimated in the international report rose from 60 micrograms per cubic metre in 1990 (the acceptable limit) to 74 in 2015, with a steady rise since 2011. Weak policy on pollution is leading to the premature death of an estimated 1.1 million Indians annually, and the number is growing, in contrast to China’s record of reducing such mortality.

Several studies show long-term evidence of a steady deterioration in air quality in many countries, and South Asia, dominated by India, is today among the worst places to live. Although the central role played by burning of crop residues in causing pollution is well-known, and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute proposed steps to convert the waste into useful products such as enriched fodder, biogas, biofuel, compost and so on, little progress has been made. Last year, helpless farmers in the northern States who wanted to quickly switch from rice to wheat burnt the waste in the fields, in some cases defying local prohibitory orders. The government has no one to blame but itself, since it has not been able to supply affordable seeder machinery in sufficient numbers to eliminate the need to remove the straw. In a country producing about 500 million tonnes of crop residues annually, the issue needs to be addressed in mission mode. Easy access to cheap solar cookers and biogas plants will also cut open burning, and help the rural economy. Yet, there is no reliable distribution mechanism for these. On the health front, it is a matter of concern that in the most polluted cities, even moderate physical activity could prove harmful, rather than be beneficial, as new research indicates. India’s clean-up priorities need to shift gear urgently, covering both farm and city.

Q. Choose the word which has its meaning most opposite to the word ‘quantifies’ used in the passage.

Solution: