SSC CPO Solved Paper 2015: Staff Selection Commission had successfully conducted exam for the post of Sub-Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) under the Central Police Organization (CPO). This SSC CPO 2015 exam paper was held on 21st June 2015. SSC conducts several exam each year like CRPF, ITBP, SSB, BSF and CBI. CPO SI & ASI exam is also conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

SSC CPO Answer key will be released on the official website Till then we released a tentative answer key for CPO SI-ASI. This paper consists of 200 objective type question each have 4 answer choice. Only one answer is correct and right answer will be awarded as one mark. The whole question paper was divided in four parts as mention below:

Part –A: General Intelligence & Reasoning                     (50 Questions)
Part –B: General Knowledge & General Awareness      (50 Questions)
Part -C : Quantitative Aptitude                                          (50 Questions)
Part –D: English Comprehension                                     (50 Questions)

Also check: SSC CPO SI/ASI Solved question paper

Below is the full exam question paper along with answer key for this SSC CPO exam.

SSC CPO SI-ASI 2015 Question Paper with Answer Key:

Part-A – General Intelligence & Reasoning

Directions: In question number 1 to 6, select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

  1. A:B::B:D::C:F::?
    (a) F:L
    (b) E:L
    (c) D:F
    (d) L:F
  2. Many:Germany::Land:?
    (a) Land-scape
    (b) Ireland
    (c) Land Lord
    (d) Plants
  3. 01:08::16:?
    (a) 64
    (b) 27
    (c) 25
    (d) 125
  4. D:B::I:C::P:D::?
    (a) Y:D
    (b) Y:E
    (c) Z:E
    (d) X:E
  5. Eye:Ophthalmologist::Music:?
    (a) Conductor
    (b) Composer
    (c) Player
    (d) Pianist
  6. B:16::D:?
    (a) 256
    (b) 64
    (c) 120
    (d) 128

Directions: In question number 7 to 12 find the odd number/letters/number pair from the given alternatives.

  1. (a) Eczema
    (b) Glaucoma
    (c) Cataract
    (d) Hypermetropia
  2. (a) 9-8
    (b) 38-6
    (c) 32-5         
    (d) 44-7
  3. (a) 144
    (b) 343
    (c) 64
    (d) 125
  5. (a) Horse
    (b) Cat
    (c) Camel
    (d) Bullock
  6. (a) Necklace
    (b) Bangle
    (c) Armour
    (d) Ring
  7. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.
    (a) 2, 3, 4, 1
    (b) 3, 2, 1, 4
    (c) 2, 1, 3, 4
    (d) 2, 3, 1, 4
  8. Which one of the given responses would be meaningful order of the following?
    Epilogue 2. Chapter 3. Index               4. Prologue         5. Cover
    (a) 5, 3, 4,,2, 1
    (b) 1, 5, 2, 4, 3
    (c) 1, 3, 4, 2, 5
    (d) 3, 4, 2, 1, 5

Directions: In question number 15 and 16, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?

  1. Ab_dda_ccd_bb_d_
    (a) cbaca
    (b) ccaac
    (c) cbcba
    (d) cbbcd
  2. B_cd_d_bcc_cdb_
    (a) bddcb
    (b) beccb
    (d) dccbd

Directions: In question numbers 17 and 18, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

  1. 0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, ?
    (a) 336
    (b) 504
    (c) 240
    (d) 290
  2. 1, 2, 5, 26, ?
    (a) 526
    (b) 125
    (c) 677           
    (d) 252
  3. Kanna is taller than Malik, Dev is shorter than Krish; whereas Krish is taller than Malik; Veena is shorter than Krish but taller than Malik and Dev is taller than Veena. Who is the shortest?
    (a) Veena
    (c) Kanna
    (d) Malik
  4. The price of an article has been reduced by 25%. In order to restore the original price, the new price must be increased by:
    (b) 100/9%
    (c) 200/3%
    (d) 100/3%
  5. If ‘#’ is the brother of ‘@’, ‘≠’ is the daughter of ‘@’ ‘$’ is the sister of ‘#’ and ‘&’ is the brother of ‘≠’ then who is the uncle of ‘&’?
    (a) @
    (b) #
    (c) ≠
    (d) $

Directions: In question numbers 22 and 23, from the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.

  1. ‘Management’
    (a) Magnet
    (b) Gamet
    (c) Manage
    (d) Engage
  2. Satisfactory
    (a) Factors
    (b) Scarify
    (c) Fascist
    (d) Scatter
  3. If ‘X’ means ‘+’ , ‘+’ means ‘÷’ , ‘ –‘ means ‘x’ and ‘÷’ means ‘-‘ , then 6×4-5+2÷1=?
    (a) 12
    (b) 15
    (c) 10
    (d) 11
  4. You have to follow the symbolic interpretation to solve the problem.
    + = Greater than ɸ = Not greater than – = Not less than
    x = Equal to                         | = Less than                                      L = Not equal to,
    If xLy =z, which of the following will be implied?
    (a) x Ly ɸz
    (b) x -y x z
    (c) x x y | z
    (d) x- y L z
  5. If TRIANGLE is written as SUBJHOFM, how is COMPUTER written?
    (a) PQNQVUFS
    (b) PQNDUVFS
    (c) PDNQUVES
    (d) PDQNUVSF
  6. Some equations are solved on the basis of certain system. Find out the correct answer for unsolved equation on the basis.
    41-27+34=201, 19-63+48=031, 51-35+63=?
    (a) 79
    (b) 941          
    (c) 149
    (d) 914
  7. If the words MODERN and ORTHODOXY are coded as YOUNGS and OGBAOUOML respectively, how will you code METHOD?
    (a) YNABOU
    (b) YNBAOU
    (c) YNBOUO
    (d) YNBOAU
  8. Interchange of which signs and numbers would make the given equation correct:
    (a) + and – , 2 and 3
    (b) x and -, 2 and 3
    (c) ÷ and -, 3 and 2
    (d) x and +, 3 and 2

Directions: In question numbers 30 and 31, select the missing number from the given responses.

  1. 6               7             8
    36           49           64
    18           28           ?
    (a) 53
    (b) 40
    (c) 32
    (d) 48
  2. 15            25          30
    60           100        ?
    240        400        480
    (a) 126
    (b) 120
    (c) 110
    (d) 125
  3. A man starts journey from home. He goes 5 kms to the north then proceeds 10 kms to the right. From there he again turns right and goes 10 kms. How far is he from home? All distance are measured aerially.
    (a) sqrt. 225
    (b) sqrt. 125
    (c) sqrt. 150
    (d) sqrt. 200
  4. How many triangles are embedded in the below figure?
    q, no 33
    (a) 12             (b) 22              (c) 24                                    (d) 6
  5. How many Rectangles are there in the figure ABCD?
    q. no. 34
    (a) 11                       (b) 10                             (c) 9                                       (d) 12
  6. Find the figure that best represents the group:
    1. Aero plane            2. Pilot                                  3. Sky
    q. no. 35

  7. Choose from the given diagrams the one that illustrates the relationship among three classes.
    China, India, Asia
    q. no. 36

  8. Arjun starts from school and walks 4 km towards west, turns right and walks 3 km. Then he planned to return back to school, but only in the shortest path. What is the shortest distance between the school and the point where he stopped?
    (a) 16 km
    (b) 3 km
    (c) 5 km         
    (d) 25 km
  9. Which of the following pieces will fit in the figure given below?

    q. no. 38_


Directions: In question numbers 39 and 40, one or two statements is given followed by two conclusions, 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.

  1. Statement: Self-managing people control their first impulse for action and delay premature conclusions.
    Self-managing people do not take actions without thinking.
    II. Instant conclusions are taken by self-managing people.
    (a) Neither I nor II follows (c) Only I follows
    (b) Both I and II follow (d) Only II follows
  2. Statements: Teachers have long known from experience about the importance of practice and emotional engagement in learning.
    Emotional engagement in learning is not as important as practice.
    II. Teachers are aware of the necessity of practice in learning.
    (a) Neither I nor II follows (c) Only I follows
    (b) Both I and II follow (d) Only II follows

Directions: In question number 41 and 42, which answer figure will complete the series.

  1. q. no. 41

    In question number 42 and 44, from the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.
  2. q. no. 42

  3. q. no. 43

  4. q. no. 44
    (A)Directions: In questions number 45 and 46, a piece of paper if folded and cut as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

  5. q. no. 45

  6. q. no. 46
    Directions: In question numbers 47 and 48, if a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

  7. q. no. 47

  8. q. no. 48

Directions: In question numbers 49 and 50. Given below are two matrices each containing two classes of letters from the alphabets? The columns and rows of matrix I are prime numbered and that of matrix II are composite numbered. Letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row number and next by its column number. Eg. P can be written as 48, 66, 84 etc. In the following question identify one set of number pairs out of A, B, C and D which represent the given word :


  1. APES
    (a) 84, 86, 89, 88                    (c) 46, 48, 49, 44
    (b) 96, 94, 98, 99                    (d) 69, 64, 66, 68
  2. ROME
    (a) 57, 55, 52, 88                    (c) 23, 25, 27, 49
    (b) 96, 73, 77, 72                    (d) 64, 35, 33, 32Part – B / General Knowledge & General Awareness
  1. The duration of the twelfth Five Year Plan is:
    (a) 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2017
    (b) 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017
    (c) 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2016
    (d) 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2016
  2. Who among the following introduced Ryotwari system in Madras?
    (a) Lord Hastings
    (b) Lord Cannemara
    (c) Lord Wellesley
    (d) Sir Thomas Munro
  3. Vehicles use ___ to see the object coming from behind.
    (a) convex lens
    (b) concave lens
    (c) convex mirror
    (d) concave mirror
  4. The color of the carrots is due to the presence of:
    (a) Carotene
    (b) Phycoerythrin
    (c) Chlorophy II
    (d) Phtcocyanin
  5. On which of the following issues can a Governor make recommendation to the President?
    Dismissal of the State Council of Ministers
    2. Removal of the Judges of the High Court
    3. Dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly
    4. Declaration of the breakdown of the Constitutional Machinery in the state.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    (a) 1, 3 and 4
    (b) 1, 2 and 4
    (c) 1, 2 and 3
    (d) 2, 3 and 4
  6. Which of the following countries is not an exporter of tea?
    (a) Kenya
    (b) United Kingdom
    (c) India
    (d) Sri Lanka
  7. Which element behaves chemically both as metal and non- metal?
    (a) Xenon
    (b) Boron
    (c) Argon
    (d) Carbon
  8. Kolkata is an example of a ___ port.
    (a) Naval
    (b) Oil
    (c) Natural
    (d) Riverine
  9. The country where the national animal is the ‘scared cow’:
    (a) Bhutan
    (b) Indonesia
    (c) Nepal
    (d) India
  10. Carbon footprint can be reduced by:
    (a) Commuting by public transport
    (b) Recycling waste materials
    (c) Using energy efficient appliances
    (d) All the above
  11. The amount of oxygen in the atmosphere remains relatively constant because it is given off by:
    (a) Plants
    (b) Oceans
    (c) Rocks
    (d) Animals
  12. The first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna award was:
    (a) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
    (b) Dalai Lama
    (c) Nelson Mandela
    (d) Annie Besant
  13. Rate of cooling depends on the:
    (a) Temperature difference between the body and the surroundings
    (b) Area of the radiating surface
    (c) Natura of the radiating surface
    (d) All of the above
  14. Which one of the following books has been authored by Sachin Tendulkar?
    (a) ‘India or my dreams
    (b) ‘Untold story’
    (c) ‘Train to Pakistan’
    (d) ‘Playing it my way’
  15. How many times Shivaji plundered Surat?
    (a) Four times
    (b) Twice
    (c) Thrice
    (d) Once
  16. Which one of the following features is absent in a virus?
    (a) Presence of either DNA or RNA
    (b) Presence of cell wall
    (c) Fully parasitic in nature
    (d) Reproduce within host cell
  17. The rice is cooked more quickly in a pressure cooker because:
    (a) water boils at a higher temperature under
    (b) it is covered
    (c) less quantity of water is used
    (d) none of the above
  18. A tax is said to be regressive when its burden falls:
    (a) More heavily on the poor than on the rich.
    (b) Less heavily on the poor than on the rich.
    (c) Equally on the poor as on the rich.
    (d) None of the above
  19. The Five Permanente Members of the UN Security Council Are:
    (a) China, France, Russia, UK, US
    (b) India, China, France, Russia, UK
    (c) Germany, Italy, France, India, China
    (d) UK, US, China, Australia, New Zealand
  20. Who was the ruler of Delhi when Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas in the Third Battle of panipat in 1761?
    (a) Shah Alam II
    (b) Jahandar Shah
    (c) Alamgir II
    (d) Muhammad Shah
  21. Cloud burst means:
    (a) Presence of scattered flakes of cloud in the sky
    (b) Sowing of seeds of a crop in a cloudy weather
    (c) Abnormally heavy downpour of rain, associated with Thunderstorm
    (d) Formation of artificial rain
  22. Who among the following was not a member of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution?
    (a) Gopalachari Ayyanagar
    (b) Alladi Krishnaswamy
    (c) B.R Ambedkar
    (d) Rajendra Prasad
  23. In India how many times has the President declared Financial Emergency?
    (a) Thrice
    (b) Never
    (c) Once
    (d) Twice
  24. Which of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution?
    (a) Hydrogen
    (b) Coal
    (c) Diesel
    (d) Kerosene
  25. Which of the following is used as a primary memory of a computer?
    (a) Optical storage device
    (b) Magneto-Optical storage device
    (c) Magnetic storage device
    (d) RAM
  26. Which of the following cities in India have the Headquarters of more than one Railway Zones?
    (a) Both Kolkata and Mumbai
    (b) Neither Kolkata and Mumbai
    (c) Kolkata
    (d) Mumbai
  27. Which one of the following is found in Vinegar?
    (a) propionic acid
    (b) butyric acid
    (c) formic acid
    (d) acetic acid
  28. Which one of the following Committee’s Report recommended the establishment of the Institutions of Lokpal and Loka-Yukta?
    (a) First Administrative Reforms Committee
    (b) Ashok Mehta Committee
    (c) Gorwala Report
    (d) The Appleby Reports
  29. National income can be calculated in all except one of the following ways:
    (a) Sum of all savings
    (b) Sum of all outputs
    (c) Sum of all expenditure
    (d) Sum of all incomes
  30. The 2016 Olympic Games shall be held in which of the following cities?
    (a) Toronto in Canada
    (b) Madrid in Spain
    (c) Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
    (d) Los Angeles in USA
  31. The ‘PURA’ Scheme which envisages the provision of urban amenities in rural areas in India was advocated for the first time by:
    (a) Dr. Arvind Subramaniam
    (b) Sri A. P. J Abdul Kalam
    (c) Prof. Dinshaw Mistri
    (d) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
  32. Which committee recommended for three language formula?
    (a) Dutt Committee
    (b) Raj Committee
    (c) Rajamannar Committee
    (d) Kothari Committee
  33. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
    (a) Indira Sawhney case – Rights of women at work
    (b) Kartar Singh case – Rights of minorities
    (c) ADM Jabalpur case – Rights of citizens under emergency
    (d) Vishakha case – Centre-State relations
  34. Acid Rain is caused due to pollution of atmosphere by:
    (a) oxides of carbon and nitrogen
    (b) oxides of nitrogen and sulphur
    (c) oxides of nitrogen and phosphorous
    (d) None of these
  35. If a change in all inputs leads to a proportionate Change in output, it is case of:
    (a) Diminishing returns to scale
    (b) Increasing returns to scale
    (c) Variable returns to scale
    (d) Constant returns to scale
  36. Match the following works with their authors:
    A. Gita Govind                      1.hemachandra
    B. Yogasastra                        2. Bhaskaracharya
    C. Sribahasya                        3. Ramanuja
    D. Siddhantasiromani       4.Jayadeva
    (A)             (B)        (C)        (D)
    a.         2               4           3            1
    b.            4             3             1             2
    c.             4             1             3             2
    d.            4             3             2             1
  37. Which of the following elements is obtained from sea weeds?
    (a) vanadium
    (b) Iodine
    (c) Argon
    (d) Sulphur
  38. Who among the following has created history by becoming the youngest girl in the world to climb Mount Everest at an early age of 13?
    (a) Mayawati Kulkarni
    (b) Manindini Mahendroo
    (c) Malawath purna
    (d) Malti Pradhan
  39. Chief Justices of the Supreme Court hold office till they attain the age of _______
    (a) 60 years
    (b) 58 years
    (c) 65 years
    (d) 62 years
  40. With which one of the following Jacobson’s organ is related to?
    (a) vision
    (b) hearing
    (c) smelling
    (d) chewing
  41. DTP stands for:
    (a) Data Type Programming
    (b) Document Type Processing
    (c) Digital Transmission Protocol
    (d) Desk Top Publishing
  42. Wings of birds and insects are:
    (a) homologous
    (b) xenologous
    (c) analogous
    (d) paralogous
  43. Water gas is the combination of:
    (a) CO2 and CO
    (b) CO2 and H2
    (c) CO and H2O
    (d) CO and H2
  44. In which one of the following states is laterite soil found?
    (a) Maharashtra
    (b) Rajasthan
    (c) Kerala
    (d) Uttar Pradesh
  45. Hind Limbs thumping on ground by a rabbit is a behavior related to:
    (a) preparation for a duet
    (b) surrender t a stronger opponent
    (c) courtship
    (d) warning signal to members
  46. Under whose leadership was the Chittagong Armoury Raid Organised?
    (a) Surya Sen (b) Sukh Dev (c) Rajguru                          (d) Bhagat Singh
  47. Which of the following is a consequence of inflationary price rise?
    (a) Increase in economic inequalities (c) Adverse effect on the balance of payment
    (b) Obstacle in development (d) All of the above
  48. Pachmarhi biosphere reserve is in:
    (a) Andhra Pradesh
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) Arunachal Pradesh
    (d) Himachal Pradesh
  49. Insectivorous plants grow in soil which is deficient in:
    (a) Calcium
    (b) Sodium
    (c) Magnesium
    (d) Nitrogen
  50. Hertz is a units for measuring:
    (a) wavelength
    (b) clarity of waves
    (c) intensity of waves
    (d) frequency of wavesPart – C / Quantitative Aptitude
  51. The present price of a scooter is Rs.7,290. If its value decreases every year by 10% then its value 3 years back was:
    (a) Rs.8,000                       (b) Rs.11,500                    (c) Rs.10,500                     (d) Rs.10,000
  52. The value of [(.87)2 x (0.13)2 + (0.87) x (0.26)]2013 is:
    (a) 2013                                               (b) -1                                     (c) 0                                       (d) 1
  53. A and B borrowed Rs.3000 and Rs.3200 respectively at the same rate of interest for 2.5 years. If B paid Rs. 40 more interest than A, find the rate of interest:
    (a) 8%                                 (b) 5%                                   (c) 6%                                   (d) 7%
  54. If the cost price of an item 5/9 of its marked price and the profit is 20%, then the percentage of discount is:
    (a) 199/3%                         (b) 211/3%                         (c) 100/3%                      (d) 190/3%
  55. In what time will Rs.64000 amount to Rs.68921 at 5% per annum, interest being compounded half yearly?
    (a) 3/2 years                  (b) 5/2 years                      (c) 3 years                           (d) 2 years
  56. A can do piece of work in 25 days and B can do the same work in 30 days. They work together for 5 days, how much of work left?
    (a) 15/30                           (b) 19/30                          (c) 11/30                             (d) 12/30
  57. The maximum value of F in the following question 5E9+2F8+3G7=1114 where E,F,G each is stands for any digit?
    (a) 9                                     (b) 5                                      (c) 8                                       (d) 7
  58. Three vessels whose capacities are 3:2:1 are completely filled with milk mixed with water. The ratio of milk and water in the mixture of vessels are 5:2, 4:1 and 4:1 respectively. Taking 1/3rd of first 1/2 of second and 1/7th of third mixture, a new mixture kept in a new vessel is prepared. The percentage of water in the new mixtures is:
    (a) 28                                    (b) 24                                  (c) 32                                    (d) 30
  59. When simplified, the product
    [2-1/3] [2-2/3] [2-5/7]……[2-997/999] equals:
    (a) 5/3                                  (b) 1001/3                       (c) 5/999                             (d) 1001/999
  60. Rohit sold his car at 10% below the cost price to Amit, Amit got the car repaired and spent Rs. 5000. He then sold the car to Rajesh at 20% above the total cost. Which is equal to Rs.100000. Find the original price of the car (nearest to hundred):
    (a) Rs.93000                      (b) Rs.97000                      (c) Rs.87000                  (d) Rs.83000
  61. The simplified value of 4/15 of 5/8 x 6 + 15 – 10 is:
    (a) 4                                       (b) 3                                      (c) 5                                       (d) 6
  62. In an Examination there are three subject of 100 marks each. A student scores 60% in the 1st subject and 80% in the second subject. He scored 70% in aggregate. His percentage of marks in the third subject is:
    (a) 70                                  (b) 80                                    (c) 60                                    (d) 65
  63. In a 500 m race, the ratio of speeds of two runners P and Q is 3:5. P has a start of 200 m then the distance between P and Q at the finish of the race is:
    (a) Both reach at the same time                                       (c) P wins by 100 m
    (b) Q wins by 50 m                                                                       (d) Q wins by 100 m
  64. Find the rate percent per annum, if Rs.2000 amount to Rs.2315.25 in an year and half, interest being compounded half yearly:
    (a) 20%                                (b) 11.5%                            (c) 5%                                   (d) 10%
  65. The greatest number by which2300 and 3500 are divided leaving the remainders of 32 and 56 respectively, is:
    (a) 136                                 (b) 168                                 (c) 42                                    (d) 84
  66. The average weight of 3 Men A, B and C is 84 kg. Another man D joins the group and the average now becomes 80 kg. If another man E whose weight is 3 kg more than that of D, replaces A, then the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg. Then weight of A is:
    (a) 75 kg                                 (b) 76 kg                              (c) 72 kg                               (d) 74 kg
  67. The average run of player is 32 out of 10 innings. How many runs must he make in the next innings so as increase his average by 6?
    (a) 38                                    (b) 40                                    (c) 6                                       (d) 98
  68. If 12 carpenters working 6 hours a day can make 460 chairs in 240 days, the no. chairs made by 18 carpenters in 36 each working 8 hours a day will be:
    (a) 1380                                         (b) 920                                 (c) 1320                               (d) 1260
  69. The ratio of the number of boys to that of girls in a village is 3:2. If 30% of boys and 70% of girls appeared in examination. The ratio of the number of village appeared in the examination to that not appeared in the examination is:
    (a)27:23                                              (b) 23:27                          (c) 1:1                                   (d) 9:14
  70. The angle between the hands of a clock when the time is 3:20 is:
    (a) 6o                                     (b) 12o                                  (c) 20o                                (d) 10o
  71. A radio is sold at a profit of 20%. Had it been sold for Rs.60 more the profit would have been 30%. The cost price of the radio is:
    (a) Rs.600                        (b) Rs.620                           (c) Rs.500                            (d) Rs.550The bar graph shows the percentage distribution of the total expenditure of a company under various expenses heads during 2005.
    Study the bar graph and answer the Question No. 122 to 125.
  72. If the interest on loans amounted to Rs.2.45 crores then the total amount of expenditure on advertisement, taxes and research and development is equal to:
    (a) Rs.4.2 crores                       (b) Rs.3 crores                   (c) Rs.7 crores                    (d) Rs.5.4 crores
  73. The expenditure on the interest on loans is by what percent more than the expenditure on transport:
    (a) 20%                                (b) 40%                              (c) 5%                                   (d) 10%
  74. The ratio of the total expenditure on infrastructure and transport to the total expenditure on taxes and interest on loans is:
    (a) 9:7                                   (b) 13:11                          (c) 5:4                                   (d) 8:7
  75. If the expenditure on advertisement is Rs.2.10 crores then the difference between the expenditure on transport and taxes is equal to:
    (a) Rs.65 lakhs                   (b) Rs.35 lakhs                             (c) Rs.1.25 crores             (d) Rs.9 lakhs
  76. If sec x + cos x = 2, then the value of
    sec16x =cos16x will be
    (a) sqrt 3                                    (b) 2                                      (c) 0                                       (d) 1
  77. In a given circle, the chord PQ is of length 18 cm. AB is the perpendicular bisector of PQ, at M. If MB=3 cm, then length of AB is:
    q. no. 127-
    (a) 27 cm                             (b) 28 cm                             (c) 30 cm                          (d) 25 cm
  78. Two circles of diameters 10 cm and 6 cm have the same center. A chord of the larger circle is a tangent of the smaller one. The length of the chord is:
    (a) 6 cm                               (b) 4 cm                               (c) 8 cm                                          (d) 10 cm
  79. If the height of a pole is 2Ö3 meters and the length of its shadow is 2 meters, then the angle of elevation of the sum is:
    (a) 60o                               (b) 90o                                  (c) 30 o                                  (d) 45o
  80. A circle is inscribed in a square of side 35 cm. The area of the remaining portion of the square which is not enclosed by the circle is:
    (a) 962.5 cm2                     (b) 762.5 cm2                    (c) 562.5 cm2                     (d) 262.5 cm2
  81. A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle of side 8 cm. The approximate area of the unoccupied space inside the triangle is:
    (a) 21 m2                                     (b) 11 m2                                       (c) 22 m2                                             (d) 20 m2
  82. The two banks of a canal are straight and parallel. A, B,C are three persons of whom A stands on one bank and B and C on the opposite bank. B finds the angle ABC is 30o, while C finds that the angle ACB is 60o. If B and C are 100 meters apart, the breadth of the canal is:
    (a) 20 (sqrt 3) meters                              (b) 25(sqrt 3) meters              (c) 20(sqrt 3) meters                                (d) 25 (sqrt 3) meters
  83. The simplified value of 133
    (a) sqrt 2                                    (b) 1 (sqrt 2)                                          (c) 0                                       (d) 1
  84. If A is an acute angle and cot A + cosec A =3, then the value of sin A is:
    (a) 4/5                                                (b) 1                                      (c) 0                                       (d) 3/5
  85. If the radius of a circle is increased by 6%, then its area is increased by:
    (a) 18.46%                          (b) 20%                                                (c) 12.36%                       (d) 15%
  86. The simplified value of
    (a) sqrt 3                                    (b) 2(sqrt 6)                                 (c) 0                                       (d) sqrt 2
  87. Two circle with centres at O and P and radii 8 cm and 4 cm respectively touches each other externally. The length of their common tangent is:
    (a) 8.5 cm                            (b) 8/Ö2 cm                        (c) 8Ö2 cm                           (d) 8 cm
  88. In the figure, OED and OBA are sectors of a circle with centre O. The area of the shaded portion is:
    q. no 138
    (a) 11/8 m2                         (b) 11/16 m2                      (c) 11/2 m2                         (d) 11/4 m2

  89. q.no139
    (a) 112                                               (b) 194                                 (c) 196                                  (d) 290
  90. If a2+b2+c2=ab+bc+ca then the value of (a+c)/b is
    (a) 2                                     (b) 3                                      (c) 0                                       (d) 1
  91. In the given figure, PAB is a secant and PT is a tangent to the circle from P. If PT=5 cm, PA= 4 cm and AB=x cm then x is:
    q. no 141
    (a) 2/3 cm                           (b) 5 cm                               (c) 4/9 cm                            (d) 9/4 cm
  92. If the circumference of a circle is 30/p, then the diameter of the circle is
    (a) 30/pi2                                        (b) 30                                    (c) 60 pi                                 (d) 15/pi
  93. If sin4θ + cos4 θ =2 sin2 θcos2 θ, θ is an acute angle, then the value of tan θ is:
    (a) sqrt 2                                    (b) 2                                      (c) 0                                       (d) 1
  94. The chord of a circle is equal to its radius. The angle subtended by this chord at the minor arc of the circle is:
    (a) 120o                                                (b) 150o                                          (c) 60o                                   (d) 75o

  95. q.no145
    (a) 1                                       (b) 2                                      (c) -1                                   (d) 0Percentage of different types of employees in a company in two consecutive years is shown below. 146 to 150
    Study the graph carefully and answer the question number 146 to 150.
  96. The number of A type employees in 1998 was approximately what percent of the number of A type employees in 1997?
    (a)125                                 (b) 95                                    (c) 115                                  (d) 140
  97. From 1997 to 1998 in the case of which of the following types of employees the change was maximum?
    (a) c                                       (b) A                                      (c) B                                     (d) D
  98. In 1997 the total number of which of the following types of pairs of employees was approximately equal to A type of employees in 1998?}
    (a) D and E                          (b) C and D                      (c) B and C                           (d) A and C
  99. What was the approximate difference in the number of B type of employees during 1997 and 1998?
    (a) 2085                             (b) 2620                              (c) 2285                               (d) 2325
  100. If the number of D type employees in 1998 was 5000, what would have been its approximate percentage in the company?
    (a) 16                                    (b) 10                                  (c) 12                                    (d) 14Part – D / English Comprehension
    Directions: In question numbers 151 to 155, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentences has an error and blacken the circle [·] corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is free from error, blacken the circle corresponding to (D) in the Answer Sheet.
  101. She is wealthy (a) / and can afford (b)/ all the pleasures of life. (c)/ No error (d)
  102. The media play (a)/ a vital role (b)/ in popularizing a brand (c)/ No error (d)
  103. Professor Lal teaches (a)/ both history as well as literature (b)/ each semester (c)/ No error (d)
  104. My friend will not come (a)/ to attend this marriage (b)/ unless he is not invited (c)/ No error (d)
  105. This is the second communication we have sent (a)/ and we are much surprised (b)/ at receiving (c)/ No error (d).
     Directions: In question number 156 to 160, sentences given with blanks are to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle [·]
  106. The ________ you have charged for the hotel room is _____.
    (a) rent; rich                                                                       (c) charges; mighty
    (b) price; costly                                                                 (d) tariff; exorbitant
  107. The application is ___________ as some details are ____________.
    (a) returned; unfinished                                                 (c) reverted; few
    (b) rejected; missing                                                 (d) refused; lacking
  108. He was not _____ to sell the property unless he got a more _________ price.
    (a) prepared; realistic                                              (c) sure; true
    (b) decided; actual                                                           (d) ready; correct
  109. The _________of the English language by a host of new words would _______ the old generation aghast.
    (a) invasion; leave                                                      (c) introduction; surprise
    (b) attack; delight                                                             (d) entry; shock
  110. It was once _________ that being overweight was healthy _________ now a days few people subscribe to this view-point.
    (a) speculated; and                                                          (c) believed; but       
    (b) joked; because                                                           (d) rumoured; so
    Directions: In question numbers 161 to 165, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best express the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
  111. Opulent
    (a) Comfortable                                (b) Obscure                        (c) Hard-working              (d) Rich
  112. Complacent
    (a) Witty                                              (b) Satisfied                    (c) Confuse                         (d) Recommend
  113. Visceral
    (a) Bodily                                         (b) Intelligent                     (c) Cloudy                            (d) Heavenly
  114. Enterprising
    (a) A new venture                                                                       (c) Doing a new experiment
    (b) finding out new ways of doing things                 (d) Taking up a new job
  115. Recapitulation
    (a) Withdrawal                  (b) Recall                          (c) Introduction                (d) Capture
    Directions: In question numbers 166 to 170, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
  116. Immaculate
    (a) Filthy                           (b) Strong                            (c) Flawless                         (d) Weak
  117. Accelerate
    (a) Quicken                         (b) Diminish                        (c) Descent                          (d) Delay
  118. Sweltering
    (a) Cozy                            (b) Smelly                            (c) Clammy                         (d) Freezing
  119. Abrupt
    (a) Gradual                      (b) Obscure                        (c) Rapid                              (d) Concrete
  120. Autonomy
    (a) Subordination             (b) Slavery                           (c) Conformity                   (d) Dependence
    Directions: In question numbers 171 to 175, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
  121. She played ducks and drakes with her money.
    (a) spent lavishly                        (b) lent                                 (c) did not spend              (d) borrowed
  122. He is a fine man, but to call him a saint is laying it on thick.
    (a) An exaggeration                 (b) A reality                         (c) A compulsion               (d) A development
  123. I was taken aback when he proposed to marry my daughter.
    (a) pleased                                      (b) hurt                                (c) surprised                   (d) shocked
  124. The minister took a brid’s eye view of the problem.
    (a) a general view from above                                         (c) vision a bird
    (b) visualize                                                                        (d) see without giving attention
  125. He had to eat humble pie for his intense rudeness.
    (a) modest behavior                    (b) suffer humiliation              (c) earn praise                    (d) determine
    Directions: In question numbers 176 to 180, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
  126. The university asked him to return back the funds allotted for the project.
    (a) To bring back the funds                                          (c) To settle the funds
    (b) To returns the funds                                                                (d) No improvement
  127. He learnt the lesson with great care.
    (a) With care                      (b) Carefully                  (c) Carelessly                      (d) No improvement
  128. The hawk said that the pigeons and doves are meat birds.
    (a) Weak birds                              (b) Meek birds                   (c) Meet birds                    (d) No improvement
  129. No one cared for the boy after his father died.
    (a) took care of the boy after his father died
    (b) Cared for the boy since his father died
    (c) Took the boy for care after his father’s death
    (d) No improvement
  130. He insisted to go with me.
    (a) Agreed to go                                           (c) Insisted upon going
    (b) Insisted that he should go                  (d) No improvement
    Directions: In question number 181 to 185, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle [·] in the Answer Sheet.
  131. Speech of great importance and gravity.
    (a) Momentous                  (b) Momentary                 (c) Maiden                          (d) Monumental
  132. Continuing for a long period of time without interruption.
    (a) Recurring                      (b) Frequenting                 (c) Perpetual                  (d) Continuum
  133. Specially skilled in storytelling.
    (a) a vocalist                       (b) a raconteur                  (c) a narrator                 (d) a compositor
  134. A planned route or journey.
    (a) Litinerant                      (b) Isolate                            (c) Iterate                            (d) Itinerary
  135. A man who helps a stranger or a person in difficulties is:
    (a) an altruist                     (b) a stoic                            (c) a samaritan                (d) a mercenary
    Directions: In questions numbers 186 to 190, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
  136. (a) Sanquin                   (b) Sankuine                       (c) Sanguine                   (d) Snaguin
  137. (a) Schizophrenia  (b)  Amnezia                       (c) Gonoria                         (d) Algeimer
  138. (a) Intrinhsic                (b) Soccour                         (c) Phanacea                      (d) Rhapsody
  139. (a) Immediacy         (b) Immedeacy                   (c) Imedeacy                      (d) Imeadiasy
  140. (a) Broodcaster           (b) Boardcaster                   (c) Brodcaster                    (d) Broadcaster 

    Directions: In question number 191 to 195, you have a passage with 5 question. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate circle [·] in the Answer Sheet.A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library’s collections can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, e-books and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items.

    A library is organized for use and is maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to or cannot afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research. In additions to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. Libraries often provide quiet areas for studying, and they also offer common areas to facilitate group study and collaboration. Libraries are extending services beyond the physical walls of building by providing material accessible by electronic means.

  141. Who maintains a library?
    (a) only educational institution
    (b) any governmental agency
    (c) a rich business family only
    (d) a public body, and institution, a corporation or an individual
  142. What the present status and function of libraries?
    (a) there is privacy in a library.                          (c) they have become redundant.
    (b) libraries are confinements                                     (d) there is no privacy in a library.
  143. In the passage library has been defined as ______
    (a) a place where borrowing is not allowed           (c) a highly restricted area
    (b) a highly flexible place                                                               (d) a place where accessibility is possible
  144. In terms of ownership who can afford a library?
    (a) only a public body                                                     (c) anyone
    (b) only a corporation                                                    (d) only institutions
  145. Libraries range in size from ________.
    (a) a few shelves of books to several millions items
    (b) a few books to several million books
    (c) one room to a great hall
    (d) one room to several acres of land
    Directions: In question numbers 196 to 200, in the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.Darkness _____196___ began to ­­­­­___197___ on all sides. So I could not have any _____198____ view of the things that ___199____ along our way. Our train stopped at two important stations before we ____200_____ our home town.
  146. (a) gradually                                  (b) prudentially                 (c) incidentally                   (d) initially
  147. (a) transcend                                     (b) condescend                  (c) ascend                           (d) descend
  148. (a) precinct                                        (b) contradict                     (c) distinct                       (d) instinct
  149. (a) lain                                                (b) lied                                (c) lay                                 (d) laid
  150. (a) reach                                            (b) reached                         (c) have reached                (d) had reached







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