# (Papers) SSC: Multi-Tasking Staff (Non Technical) Exam Held on: 10-03-2013

## :: General Intelligence & Reasoning ::

Directions: In the following questions, select the related word/number from the given alternatives.

1. Virus : Smallpox : : Bacteria : ?

(1) Chickenpox
(2) Typhoid
(3) Malaria
(4) Sleeping sickness

2. Home : Kitchen : : Plant : ?

(1) Root
(2) Soil
(3) Leaf
(4) Stem

3. Book : Shelf –Clothes : ?

(1) Hanger
(2) Cupboard
(3) Wardrobe
(4) Bureau

4. 125 : 5 : : 64 : ?

(1) 8
(2) 4
(3) 2
(4) 32

5. Write the number which does not fit in the principle followed.
22, 37, 52, 67, 84, 97

(1) 52
(2) 84
(3) 97
(4) 67

## :: Numerical Aptitude ::

6. If each edge of a cube is increased by 40% the percentage increase in its surface area is

(1) 40
(2) 60
(3) 80
(4) 96

7. A shopkeeper marks his goods 15% above cost price, but allows 20% discount for cash. His net loss is

(1) 3%
(2) 5%
(3) 8%
(4) 10%

8. After allowing a discount of 12% on the marked price, a shopkeeper still gains 21%. The marked price is above the cost price by

(1) 25%
(2) 30%
(3) 37.5%
(4) 42.5%

9. A single discount of 50% on an article costing Rs. 10000 is better than two successive discounts of 40% and 10% by

(1) Rs. 400
(2) Rs. 1000
(3) Rs. 500
(4) Rs. 600

10. Of three positive numbers, the ration of 1st and 2nd is 8 : 9, that of 2nd and 3rd is 3 : 4. The product of 1st and 3rd is 2400. The sum of the three numbers is

(1) 145
(2) 185
(3) 295
(4) 155

## :: English Language ::

Direction: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

11. The teacher let us _________ .

(1) to go early
(2) to leave early
(3) to early
(4) early to go

12. Jane is annoyed ___________

(1) one me
(2) with me
(3) against me
(4) over me

13. I am not angry ____ you, Paul.

(1) at
(2) on
(3) with
(4) against

14. _______ Australian and ______ European are there among the tourists.

(1) An, an
(2) The, the
(3) An, a
(4) A, an

15. I have been looking for an apartment and I finally found the ______ one.

(1) good
(2) airy
(3) cheap
(4) perfect

## :: General Awareness ::

16. Which one of the following is a direct tax?

(1) Sales Tax
(2) Excise Tax
(3) Wealth Tax
(4) Entertainment Tax

17. Economic progress of a country is determined by

(1) Increase in per capita income of people of country
(2) Increase in the price of produced capital goods during the year
(3) Increased numbers of Traded Unions
(4) Fall in the general price level of a country

18. Who inaugurated the ‘Grow More Trees’ campaign in July 1950?

(1) Vinoba Bhave
(2) K. M. Munshi
(3) Jawaharlal Nehru
(4) Sardar Patel

19. Custom duty is an instrument on

(1) Monetary Policy
(3) Industrial Policy
(4) Fiscal Policy

20. The Great Depression occurred during

(1) 1914 – 18
(2) 1929 – 34
(3) 1939 – 45
(4) 1922 – 26