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Directions:In questions no. 1 to 8, select the related letter/
word/number/figure from the given alternatives.
1.PRETTY : QSFUUZ : : _?_ : CFBVUZ
(A) SCANTY
(B) BEAUTY
(C) BOUNTY
(D) PLENTY
2.24 : 35 : : 80 : __?__
(A) 90
(B) 99
(C) 120
(D) 124
3.
4.5 : 126 : : 8 : __?__
(A) 159
(B) 276
(C) 513
(D) 412
5.BUT : TUB : : NET : __?__
(A) TWO
(B) LET
(C) PET
(D) TEN
6.Glove : Hand : : __?__ : __?__
(A) Neck : Collar
(B) Tie : Shirt
(C) Socks : Feet
(D) Coat : Pocket
7.NUMBER : UNBMRE : : GHOST : __?__
(A) HOGST
(B) HOGTS
(C) HGSOT
(D) HGOPT
8.MEAT : MATE : : PEAL : __?__
(A) PALE
(B) PLEA
(C) EALP
(D) PAEL
Directions: In questions no. 9 to 15, select the one which is
different from the other three responses.
9.(A) ABCE
(B) EFGI
(C) IJKO
(D) UVWZ
10.(A) Rare\u2014Common
(B) Day\u2014Night
(C) Quick\u2014Slow
(D) Door\u2014Window
11.(A) Attract\u2014Repel
(B) Hate\u2014Envy
(C) Bold\u2014Timid
(D) Export\u2014Import
12.(A) 11, 20, 38
(B) 3, 4, 6
(C) 5, 8, 16
(D) 22, 42, 82
13.(A) 4, 9, 85
(B) 3, 11, 121
(C) 6, 7, 55
(D) 2, 12, 146
14.
15.(A) Bus

(B) Scooter
(C) Cycle
(D) Boat

16.A series of figures are given which can be grouped
into classes. Select the group into which the figures can be
classified from the given responses.
(A) 132, 459, 678
(B) 145, 789, 236
(C) 148, 239, 567
(D) 179, 246, 358
17.Arrange the items in a meaningful order.
(1) Pupa
(2) Egg
(3) Butterfly (4) Larva
(A) 1, 3, 2, 4
(B) 3, 1, 4, 2
(C) 2, 4, 1, 3
(D) 4, 3, 2, 1
18.Select the series in which the number of letters
skipped in between adjacent letters remains constant.
(A) BFKPW
(B) CIOUA
(C) XAGLR
(D) TZFMU
19.Select the series in which the number of letters
skipped in between adjacent letters isnot constant.
365\ue000NOVEMBER 2006 \ue000THE COMPETITION MASTER
REASONING ABILITY
TEST OF REASONING-1
Solved Paper of SSC Clerical Grade Examination, 2006
:
:
:
:
?
Question Figures :
Answer Figures :
(A)
(B)
(D)
(C)
(A)
(B)
(D)
(C)
1
2
4
3
5
6
8
9
7
(A) FJNR
(B) CEGI
(C) ADGJ
(D) DGIM
Directions: In questions no. 20 to 24, a series is given, with
one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given
ones that will complete the series.
20.24, 216, 1944, __?__
(A) 8064
(B) 16628
(C) 17496
(D) 20626
21.
22.
23.284, 140, 68, ?
(A) 34
(B) 32
(C) 60
(D) 70
24.
(A) \u2013 2
(B) \u2013 1
(C) \u2013 \u00bd
(D) 1
25.Which one set of letters when sequentially placed
at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
cb_a_c_cabcbc_b
(A) acac
(B) caca
(C) acca
(D) cbba
26.How many C\u2019s are there in the following sequence
which are immediately preceded by J?
ABJCJ C C J C LC J J C I J C C J
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
27.In the following series how many DLF occur in
such a way that D is in the middle and L and F are adjacent
to it on both sides?
AP F D LC O N LD F PAN T R LD N
Q R S F D O N J K F D LE F G LD F CA
R F D LW X LD FYZ
(A) 5
(B) 6
(C) 7
(D) 9
28.How many 9\u2019s are there in the following sequence
which are immediately preceded by 3?
3 9 2 4 3 9 2 3 9 3 9 2 3 9 2 9 3
(A) 5
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
29.Which letter of the following alphabet is the eighth
letter to the right of the letter which is twelfth from the left?
AB C D E F G H I J K LM N O PQ R S T U V W XYZ
(A) L
(B) T
(C) H
(D) A
30.The set of letters on the extreme left line of the
figure is:
(A) BDGKPTWX
(B) BDGKPTW
(C) CFJOSVX
(D) BDGKPRW
Directions:In questions no. 31 and 32, select the missing
number from the given responses.
31.
(A) 73
(B) 74
(C) 75
(D) 78
32.
(A) 21
(B) 20
(C) 17
(D) 14
Directions:In questions no. 33 to 39, some questions are solved

on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis, find out the correct answer from amongst the four alternatives for the unsolved equation in each question.

33.Let J = 1, K = 2, L = 5, M = 7, N = 11, O = 13, P = 17.
Find the letter to be inserted in the box in the relation
given:
366\ue000NOVEMBER 2006 \ue000THE COMPETITION MASTER
REASONING ABILITY
13 5 7
?, ,, ,
2 4 8 16
4
10
25
5
11
26
6
12
27
10
28
?
?
Question Figures :
Answer Figures :
(A)
(B)
(D)
(C)
(A)
(B)
(D)
(C)
Answer Figures :
?
Question Figures :
K
M
L
N
O
GP
IR
JS
HQ
DT
EU
FV
BW
CX
AY
18
52
3
6
16
25
2
8
?35
2
7
(N \u00d7 ? + M) \u00f7 K = 31
(A) L
(B) P
(C) J
(D) O
34.If 7 \u00d7 3 \u00f7 8 stands for 80 then 8 \u00f7 2 \u00d7 9 will stand
for what?
(A) 90
(B) 25
(C) 19
(D) 10
35.2 * 6 * 8 = 43664
3 * 4 * 7 = 91649
5 * 7 * 9 =?
(A) 251681
(B) 121614
(C) 356345
(D) 254981
36.If 28 \u00f7 43 = 4, and 33 \u00f7 47 = 3, then 72 \u00f7 48 =?
(A) 6
(B) 24
(C) 4
(D) 8
37.If 12 \u2013 5 = 84, 10 \u2013 5 = 50, 8 \u2013 5 = 24, then 6 \u2013 5 =?
(A) 11
(B) 30
(C) 6
(D) 1
38.In the following equation find out the starting
number:
(A) 72
(B) 8
(C) 4
(D) 24
39.The power and square root places in the equation
below require numbers to be inserted:
Find out the correct set of two numbers from the given
alternatives.
(A) 2, 4
(B) 5, 81
(C) 4, 16
(D) 2, 25
Directions:In questions no. 40 and 41, you have to identify the
correct response from the given premises stated according to the
following symbols.
40.If \u00f7 stands for greater than, \u00d7 stands for addition,

+ stands for division, \u2013 stands for equal to, > stands for mul- tiplication, = stands for less than, < stands for minus, then which of the following alternatives is correct?

(A) 3 + 2 < 4 \u00f7 6 > 3 \u00d7 2
(B) 3 \u00d7 2 < 4 \u00f7 6 + 3 < 2
(C) 3 > 2 < 4 \u2013 6 \u00d7 3 \u00d7 2
(D) 3 \u00d7 2 \u00d7 4 = 6 + 3 < 2
41.If \u2018+\u2019 means \u2013, \u2018\u2014\u2019 means \u00d7, \u2018\u00f7\u2019 means + and \u2018\u00d7\u2019 means
\u00f7, then 10 \u00d7 5 \u00f7 3 \u2013 2 + 3 = ?
(A) 7
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 8
42.Two words are given below. Using the letters con-
tained in these two words, which one of the following four
words can be formed?
(1) Audit (2)Revive
(A) Doubt
(B) Derive
(C) Term
(D) Venue
43.Insert the word missing from the brackets:
BLAME (CA M E) CALM
MOUNT (___ _) WEAN
(A) MEAN
(B) WENT
(C) WANT
(D) ACME
44.The correct spelling of a word is given. The four
alternatives have some mistakes such as:
1. letter omitted
2. unwanted letter added
3. sequence of letters changed
4. letter omitted and another letter added as a
substitute
Find the alternative which contains maximum number
of mistakes.
panoramic
(A) penoremic
(B) penormic
(C) paronemic
(D) paonemick
45.Which one of the given responses can be added to
all the given letters to make meaningful words?

SL
PR
TR

(\u2014 \u2014 \u2014)
BR
S(A) EEN
(B) EEP
(C) ICK
(D) OUR
46.From the given alternative words, select the word
whichcannot be formed using the letters of the given word:
INVESTIGATE
(A) GATE
(B) EAT
(C) TIGER
(D) INVEST
47.Given below are four words. Putting the letters in

a different order, a new word is formed from each of those words. Identify the word in which there is an addition of a letter, while compared with the original word.

(1) SHRUB,
(2) BLEAT,
(3) MEATS,
(4) VOTES
(A) STEAM
(B) TABLE
(C) STOVES
(D) BRUSH
48.Find the word that gives a different correctly spelt
word if read from right to left.
(A) CAR
(B) SOAP
(C) PIT
(D) BOOK
49.If Dog is called Lion, Lion is called Cat, Cat is
called Rabbit, Rabbit is called Mouse, then who is the King
of the jungle?
(A) Dog
(B) Cat
(C) Rabbit
(D) Mouse
50.Which two letter prefixes can be added to all the
following words to make new words?
MOVE MARK PEAL QUEST PULSE
(A) RE
(B) ER
(C) MO
(D) AL
51.Two premises are followed by four inferences.
Identify which one is a valid inference based on the
premises.
Premises:
I. Change in a system can bring in progress.
II. Progress in an industry can increase profits.
Inferences:

(A) Change in the system of an industry increases profits.
(B) Progress can bring change.
(C) Profits can bring progress.

367\ue000NOVEMBER 2006 \ue000THE COMPETITION MASTER
REASONING ABILITY
(?)
(2)
3
? \u20132
10
+
=
? \u00f7 4 + 4 x 9 = 54

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