SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (Non Technical) Exam Mock Test -1
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and
answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you
to locate them while answering some of the questions.
Recent advances in science
and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities
in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects which
would otherwise prove to be fatal to the child. Though genetic engineering is
still at its infancy, scientists can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic
disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to
predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. While they have not yet
been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic
and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in
achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating
tissue cells. However, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it
may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information may lead to a
tendency to brand some people as inferiors. Genetic information can therefore be
abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent
abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. But on this issue geneticists
cannot be squarely blamed though this charge has often been levelled at them. It
is mainly a societal problem. At present genetic engineering is a costly process
of detecting disorders but scientists hope to reduce the costs when technology
becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area has been possible
in scientifically advanced and rich countries like the USA, UK and Japan. It
remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of
a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.
51. Which of the following, according of genetics in
becoming an exact science?
(A) Technicians will not be able to determine the time when
genetic disorder will set in
(B) Technicians have not been able to manipulate germ cells.
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Either A or B
52. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the
word ‘squarely’ as used in the passage?
(d) at right angle
53. Which of the following is not true, according to the
(a) Society is not affected by the research in genetic
(b) Genetic engineers are not able to say some things with certainty.
(c) If genetic information is not properly handled, it will create problems.
(d) Manipulation of genes is presently done only in tissue cell.
54. According to the author, the present state of
knowledge about heredity has made geneticists.
55. What is the tone of the author in the last sentence of
56. Which of the following is not true of the genetic
(a) Possibility of abuse
(b) It is confronted by ethical problems.
(c) Increased tendency to manipulate gene cells.
(d) Acquired ability to detect genetics disorders in unborn babies.
57. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the
word ‘feat’ as used in the passage?
58. Why, according to the author, is genetic
misinformation severely damaging.
(A) The cost involved is very high.
(B) Some people are unjustly branded as inferior.
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
59. In the passage, ‘abused’ means
(b) talked about
60. At present genetic engineering can rectify all genetic
disorder, is it?
(c) It can do so only in some cases
(d) Cannot be said
61. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the
phrase ‘holding out’ as used in the passage?
62. According to the passage, the question of abortion is
(b) hotly debated
(d) left to the scientists to decide
63. Which of the following is true regarding the reasons
for progress in genetic engineering?
(a) It has become popular to abort female foetuses.
(b) Human beings are extremely interested in heredity.
(c) Economically sound and scientifically advanced countries can provide the
infrastructure for such research.
(d) Poor countries desperately need genetic information.
64. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the
word ‘obliterate’ as used in the passage?
(a) wipe off
(c) give birth to
(d) wipe out
65. Which of the following is the opposite in meaning to
the word ‘charge’ as used in the passage?
Directions: Read each sentence to find out if there is
any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The
number of that part is the answer.
66. Governments and business must reduce (a)/its own
energy use (b)/ and promote conservation (c)/ to their citizens and employees.
67. If the allegations (a)/ made against him (b)/are found
to be true (c)/ he could face rigorous imprisonment. (d)
68. Having acquired some experience (a)/ she is no longer
(b)/ one of those who believes (c)/very explanation she is given. (d)
69. On discovering that (a)/ it was a forgery (b)/he torn
up the agreement (c)/ he had signed.(d)
70. With regard to implementation the (a)/details of the
proposal (b)/ the committee was divided (c)/ in its opinion. (d)
Directions: In the following passage there are blanks,
each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and
against each five words have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks
appropriately. Find out the appropriate words in each case. Amid rumours of the
government planning a crackdown on stock speculation, the Shanghai stock index
61 8.8 per cent of February 27th, its 62 one day drop in a decade. 63 usual for
China’s stock markets, investors in New York’s equity markets saw this and sent
the Dow Jones industrial index down more than 400 points. The drop in New York’s
index in turn 64 fear in markets across Asia the following day and suddenly
stock indexes across the world 65. This chain reaction plainly 66 the
increasingly 67 place that China now occupies in the minds of global investors.
Its extraordinary economic run has been the key reason for 68 demand for
everything from copper to cars much to the 69 of multinational and Chinese
investors alike. But while investors are right about China’s growing economic
importance to the world they are still confused about how to 70 a decline in
71. (a) plunged
72. (a) substantial
73. (a) However
74. (a) heighten
75. (a) stumble
76. (a) reflect
77. (a) privileged
78. (a) variable
79. (a) risk
80. (a) interpret
Directions: Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d)
given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make
the sentence grammatically correct?
81. Many employees are hesitate to volunteer for
assignments in a foreign country because of language and cultural issues.
(a) hesitated to volunteer
(b) hesitant to volunteer
(c) hesitating volunteer
(d) hesitatingly volunteer
82. Salaries in state owned enterprises today have to be
in line on prevailing market rates in order to reduce turnover.
(a) been on line with
(b) to be aligned on
(c) been in line for
(d) to be in line with
83. As a member of the Cabinet, Alyar had the opportunity
to observe debates and see which they were resolved.
(a) about they being resolved
(b) that it was resolved
(c) to its resolution
(d) how they were resolved
84. The Board has inability to provide any proper strategy
to out do the competition.
(a) not being able to provide
(b) has been unable to provide
(c) cannot provide for
(d) is being unable to provide
85. Did the court not intervened the matter many students
would have been denied admission.
(a) Because the court intervened in
(b) Until the court had intervened
(c) Had the court not intervened in
(d) If the court intervened between
86. Budget hotels are being set up across the country to
provide travellers with accommodation at reasonable rates.
(a) are to be set in
(b) will be set up
(c) have been setting up around
(d) were set up through
87. Directly the meeting commenced then the Board called
for the Chairman’s resignation.
(a) No sooner had the meeting commenced than
(b) As soon as the meeting commenced when
(c) Hardly did the meeting commence
(d) Soon after the .meeting commences that
88. The Director said that he did not want to see neither
of the student who had failed and ordered them to leave.
(a) none of the students
(b) one of the student
(c) each of the student
(d) any of the student
89. He was determined in completing the project despite
opposition from the union.
(a) on completing
(b) to complete
(c) for completion
(d) No correction required.
90. In his speech he failed to emphasize the only great
reason why Government programmes have not benefited the poor.
(a) greatest reason why
(b) only greatest reason
(c) only greatest reason for
(d) No correction required
Directions: In each question below a sentence with
four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c)
and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or
inappropriate in the context of the sentence.
91. The organization preferred (a)/ to hire locale (b)/
population as they understood the language (c)/ and customer preferences. (d)/
All correct. (5)
92. In our opinion the existing (a)/ assessment (b)/system
required immediate (c)/ revision. (d)
93. In responds (a)/ to the advertisement a sizeable (b)/
number of candidates have submitted (c)/ their applications. (d)
94. There is no guarantee (a)/ that if this model is
adopted (b)/ the entire (c)/ All correct. (d)
95. With this unique (a)/initiative (b)/ the company hopes
to sustain (c)/ its current (d)/ growth rate.
Directions: In each of the following sentences there
are two blank spaces. Below each five pairs of words have been denoted by
numbers (a), (b),(c),and (d). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in
the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence
96. Mr. Srinivasan is ___ to become Chairman of the group
____ the retirement of his father.
(a) set, following
(b) voted, subsequent
(c) selected, despite
(d) approved, because
(5) decided, after.
97. ___ to your error the ___ consignment has been delayed
by a week.
(a) According, important
(b) Duly, urgent
(c) Owing, entire
(d) Added, crucial
98. On account of the ___ in sales the software firm has
achieved an eight per cent ___ in net profit.
(a) surge, fall
(b) increase, rise
(c) decline, slope
(d) hike, loss
99. We are proud to say that today ___ 26 per cent of our
total accounts are ___ by women and senior citizens.
(a) approximate, held
(b) nearly, authorised
(c) over, maintain
(d) above, open
100. The company has _____ special training to employees
on _____ to trade online.
(a) announced, benefits
(b) offered, course
(c) imparted, risks
(d) sanction, skills