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Each of the following questions consists of an incomplete sentence.

Choose the word or phrase which


best completes the sentence according to standard written English.

1. The day was so _____ that we decided to take a picnic lunch to the beach.
1. clear and warmly 2. clearly and warmly 3. clearly and warm 4. clear and warm
2. The man _____ is my brother-in-law.
1. of the dark beard 2. with the dark beard 3. to the dark beard 4. with the dark beard on.
3. When Anita got to class, she was horrified _____ to study for the test.
1. discovering she forgot 2. at discovering she had forgotten
3. to discover she had forgotten 4. to discover she forgot
4. Reaching the top of the mountain, we _____ Energy left for the descent.
1. had hardly any 2. hadn't hardly any 3. had hardly no 4. hadn't hardly no
5. The play _____ the typical American tourist.
1. poked fun at 2. made the audience to laugh at
3. made a mockery to 4. joked at
6. Everyone brought _____ lunch to the picnic.
1. their 2. There 3. Its 4. his or her
7. He doesn't know _____ about sports.
1. nothing 2. Anything 3. at all 4. something
8. That was the year _____ I was born.
1. where 2. into which 3. in which 4. at which
9. The package containing books and records _____ last week.
1. is delivered 2. are delivered 3. was delivered 4. were delivered
10. The stolen jewels must be recovered _____
1. at any cost 2. to any cost 3. with any expense 4. no matter any expenditure
11. As I _____ , I suddenly remembered that it was your birthday.
1. to feed my cats 2. am feeding my cats 3. had fed my cats 4. was feeding my cats
12. Before anyone could do anything, the boat slowly _____
1. sinks 2. was sinking 3. Sank 4. was sank
13. The cat jumped _____ my lap.
1. beside 2. Away 3. Into 4. by
14. The children ran screaming into _____ own rooms.
1. his 2. they're 3. Their 4. its
15. If I can get _____ with my exams,I'II take a long vacation.
1. under 2. Beyond 3. Behind 4. through
16. The dog _____ with the baby.
1. made friends 2. made friendly 3. Befriended 4. befriending
17. _____ my good advice,Jim walked home in the rain.
1. Away from 2. Contrary to 3. The reverse of 4. Rejecting himself of
18. I went to the movie _____ I wanted to see John Wayne.
1. although 2. Before 3. as soon as 4. because
19. Don't _____ in that broken chair.
1. sit 2. Set 3. Sitting 4. sat
20. A large _____ of older - model cars do not have proper smog-control devices.
1. many 2. Lot 3. Amount 4. Number
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for Maths (Arithmetic). This is as SSC Tax Assistant Syllabus and Pattern

1. The LCM of 2/9, 4/15 & 1/30 is how many times the HCF of 7/15, 21/40 & 14/15?
1. 160/7 2. 7/160 3. 120/7 4. 90/7
2. 0.0874 + 1.236 - 0.0012 + ? = 1.489
1. 0.1568 2. 0.1578 3. -0.1668 4. 0.1658
3. 30% of 300 - 40% of 400 + 50% of 500 = ?
1. 1800 2. 180 3. 18 4. 18000
4. If 243 x 162 = 39366, then 3936.600 ÷ 0.243 = ?
1. 1620 2. 16200 3. 162 4. 162000
5. 114.01 + 222.01 + ? = 400
1. 63.98 2. 43.78 3. 736.02 4. -53.98
6. The difference between the circumference and the radius of a circle is 37 cm (use p = 22 / 7). The diameter
of the circle is
1. 7 cm 2. 14 cm 3. 33 cm 4. 37 cm
7. The LCM of two multiples of 12 is 1056. If one of the numbers is 132, the other number should be
1. 12 2. 72 3. 96 4. Data inadequate
8. The average of seven results is 5; the average of first three is 3, and that of the last three is 7. The fourth
result is
1. 6 2. 5 3. 4 4. 3
9. A man walking at the speed of 4 kmph crosses a square field diagonally in 3 minutes. The area of the field is
1. 20000 sq m 2. 25000 sq m 3. 18000 sq m 4. 19000 sq m
10. The area of a rectangular field is 144 sq m. If the length is increased by 5 m, its area increases by 40 sq m.
The length of the field is
1. 12 m 2. 14.4 m 3. 16 m 4. 18 m
11. A, B and C are partners and make a profit of Rs. 4800 which is distributed among them in the ratio 6:5:4.
The difference of the amounts A and C received is
1. Rs. 640 2. Rs. 1290 3. Rs. 1280 4. Rs. 1600
12. A, B, & C enter into a partnership with investments in the ratio 3:4:9. If at the end of the year, B's share of
profit is Rs. 6175, what is the total profit?
1. Rs. 24300 2. Rs. 24600 3. Rs. 24700 4. Rs. 24100
13. X and Y enter into a partnership. X contributes Rs. 8000 and Y contributes Rs. 10000. At the end of six
months they introduce Z, who contributes Rs. 6000. After the lapse of three years, they find that the firm has
made a profit of Rs. 9660. Find the share of each.(in Rs.)
1. X-3240, Y-4200, Z-2200 2. X-3360, Y-4400, Z-2100
3. X-3360, Y-4200, Z-2100 4. 3260, Y-4000, Z-2200
14. Umedh Singh and Zorawar Singh invested in a business. They earned some profit which they divided in
the ratio 2:3. If Umedh Singh invested Rs. 24, the amount invested by Zorawar Singh was
1. Rs. 36 2. Rs. 16 3. Rs. 30 4. Rs. 48
15. Abdul and Aamir invest respectively Rs. 30000 and Rs. 40000 in a business. Abdul receives Rs. 100 per
month out of the profit for running the business and the rest of the profit is divided in proportion to the
investments. If in a year Abdul totally receives Rs. 3900, what does Aamir receive?
1. Rs. 3500 2. Rs. 3600 3. Rs. 3900 4. Rs. 4200
16. 7 women and 6 men can do what 4 men and 11 women can do in the same time. 19 women can do the
same job in how much time?
1. Same 2. Half 3. One-third 4. Two-third
17. If A can walk a certain distance in 40 days when he takes rest 9 hours each day; how much long will he
take to walk the same distance twice as fast and rest twice as long each day?
1. 50 days 2. 45 days 3. 38 days 4. 16 days
18. If 20 men or 25 women or 30 boys can do a piece of work in 16 days by working 10 hours a day, then how
many men with 10 women and 18 boys can do 3 ¼ times the same work in 26 days by working 8 hours daily?
1. 35 men 2. 30 men 3. 40 men 4. 48 men
19. Some persons can do a job in 12 days. Two times the number of those persons will do half of that job in
1. 6 days 2. 4 days 3. 12 days 4. 3 days
20. 400 men working 9 hrs a day complete ¼ th of the work in 10 days. The number of additional men, working
8 hrs a day, required to done the remaining work in 20 days is
1. 675 2. 275 3. 250 4. 225
21. 25% of 240 will be how much more than 33.33% of 180?
1. 5 2. 10 3. 6 4. Nil
22. 350% of a number is what percent of 250% of that number?
1. 40% 2. 44% 3. 140% 4. 71%
23. If the length of a rectangle is increased by 20% and the width decreased by 20%, the area of the rectangle
will
1. Decrease by 4% 2. Increase by 4% 3. Decrease by 1% 4. Not change at all
24. A shopkeeper increases the price of a commodity by 25% and again increases it by 20%. The net percent
increase is
1. 45% 2. 40% 3. 50% 4. 47%
25. The cost of a pant is 60% of the cost of a coat and 300% of the cost of a shirt. If all three cost Rs. 2160, the
cost of the shirt will be
1. Rs. 290 2. Rs. 280 3. Rs. 360 4. Rs. 240
26. If sold for Rs. 247.50, an object gives a profit of 12.5%. The cost price is
1. Rs. 210 2. Rs. 220 3. Rs. 224 4. Rs. 225
27. A fruit seller purchases oranges at the rate of 3 for Rs. 5 and sells them at 2 for Rs. 4. His profit in the
transaction is
1. 20% 2. 25% 3. 15% 4. 10%
28. A merchant sold his goods for Rs. 75 at a profit percent equal to the cost price. His cost price is
1. Rs. 50 2. Rs. 60 3. Rs. 80 4. Rs. 100
29. A man buys an article at ¾ th of its value and sells it for 20% more than its value. His profit based on the
cost is
1. 45% 2. 50% 3. 60% 4. 75%
30. The LCM of numbers 12, 18, & 24 is how much more than their HCF?
1. 66 2. 69 3. 70 4. 72
31. Find the minimum number of square tiles of equal size for the floor of a room which is 1 m 4 dm 7 cm long
and 1 m 8 dm 2 cm wide.
1. 250 2. 266 3. 140 4. 145
32. The average of first five prime numbers is
1. 5.40 2. 5.70 3. 5.60 4. 5.80
33. The average weight of 8 men is increased by 1.5 kg when one of them who weighs 65 kg is replaced by a
new man. The weight of the new man is
1. 76 kg 2. 76.5 kg 3. 76.7 kg 4. 77 kg
34. A man distributed Rs. 100 equally among his friends. If there had been five more friends, each would have
received one rupee less. How many friends did he have?
1. 20 2. 30 3. 40 4. 50
35. In an exam, the average was found to be 50 marks. After detecting computer errors, the marks of 100
candidates had to be changed from 90 to 60 each and the average came down to 45. The total number of
candidates who took the exam was
1. 600 2. 700 3. 500 4. 400
Answers
1. 15221 6. 23214 11. 13312 16. 11242 21. 43134 26. 21131 31. 53411

Questions: 100 Suggested Time: 30 Min


Directions (Q 1-10): Pick out the synonym of the lead word in each case.
1. ANODYNE
1. annihilated 2. Soothing 3. Eidolon 4. not necessary
2. AMBROSIA
1. poison 2. Plentiful 3. Scarcity 4. elixir
3. AMULET
1. symbol 2. Charm 3. Hole 4. none of these
4. ASSUAGE
1. scare 2. allay 3. enhance 4. surrender
5. ACCLIVITY
1. declivity 2. proclivity 3. upwards 4. slanting
6. APHASIA
1. garrulity 2. loquacity 3. reticence 4. remembrance
7. ANNUL
1. encourage 2. commiserate 3. mummify 4. rescind
8. APOTHECARY
1. doctor 2. hunter 3. Vagabond 4. pharmacist
9. AU REVOIR
1. welcome 2. appellation 3. good-bye 4. superb
10. APLOMB
1. poise 2. diffidence 3. Circuitous 4. tumult

Directions (Q 11-20):Pick out the antonym of the lead word in each case.
11. AMELIORATE
1. enervate 2. deteriorate 3. stultify 4. none of these
12. ASININE
1. brilliant 2. Vulpine 3. feline 4. leonine
13. APPARITION
1. real 2. unreal 3. Joint 4. enhancement
14. SANGUINE
1. red 2. Morose 3. Suffering 4. approaching
15. SAGGY
1. taut 2. sagacious 3. Delinquent 4. developing
16. SURLY
1. curly 2. amazon 3. bilious 4. pugilist
17. SOPHISTRY
1. polemics 2. urbanity 3. pertinence 4. didactics
18. SOBRIQUET
1. snout 2. cognomen 3. Genuine 4. bouquet
19. SUFFRAGE
1. suffering 2. Celibacy 3. Forestry 4. franchise
20. SATED
1. suave 2. inadept 3. contented 4. ruffled up
Directions (Q 21-25): Pick out the best analogy in each case.
21. ASSORTED: SEBACEOUS
1. firm: supple 2. sultry: azure 3. subaltern: hoi polloi 4. stratified: layered
22. ANACONDA: SERPENTINE
1. ape: simian 2. cat: asinine 3. milk: cutaneous 4. amen: amenine
23. SALACIOUS: SCANDALOUS
1. piquant: bland 2. sylvan: urban 3. sham: veracious 4. sultry: humid
24. SENTENTIOUS: SUMMARY
1. senile: dotage 2. abrasive: praise 3. ablutions: dirt 4. avaricious: truthful
25. AVUNCULAR: UNCLE
1. salubrious: climate 2. annotation: anthology 3. screech: scrub 4. stately: king

Directions (Q 26-30): Pick out the word with incorrect spellings in each case.
26. 1. apotheosize 2. Abjure 3. appelate 4. apiary
27. 1. sanctimionious 2. Sepulchral 3. spectre 4. Samaritan
28. 1. alveolar 2. apnea 3. autoarchy 4. anarchy
29. 1. Silviculture 2. Socratic 3. somnambulism 4. sinuous
30. 1. suffused 2. sandwitched 3. sayonara 4. surmise

Directions (Q 31-40): Mentally unjumble the following words so as to arrange them in the right order
and tell which letter comes at the last of the word so formed
31. N I M A N R E S V O I N A D
32. T S I E Y A B R
33. E I M Y T S
34. E C I P S S U O
35. S U O I M S B A E T
36. O A T R I D
37. G A I N R R A
38. S H I U Q U A E M
39. B A R L A E
40. D A M U D E N D

Directions (Q 41-50): Fill in the blanks with suitable choices out of those given after each word.
41. The article written by the philosopher was so ______ that I could not get a thing out of it.
1. avuncular 2. adroit 3. apposite 4. abstruse
42. The language used by you must be easily understandable by all if you wish to reach out to the common
man, it must not be ______ .
1. stultified 2. stilted 3. supplicate 4. surly
43. Nobody expected him to win, yet he scraped through, it must have been some ______ on his part.
1. artifice 2. arroyo 3. attenuation 4. avarice
44. Her ______ manners in the face of difficulty impressed me most of all.
1. sacrilegious 2. sangfroid 3. supernumerary 4. surrogate
45. Such legal ______ is pretty common, in when the truth is shown as the utmost wrong and vice-versa.
1. skepticism 2. surreptitiousness 3. skullduggery 4. acme
46. He was a teetotaller and strictly believed in observing _____
1. sanguinary 2. sentry 3. sobriety 4. succulence
47. The child looked very ______ and its innocent pranks endeared it to everyone in the house.
1. seraphic 2. Sedulous 3. specious 4. staunch
48. Indira Gandhi was the most ______ speaker I had ever heard until I came to know Atal Behari Vajpayee.
1. artless 2. arcane 3. articulate 4. accoutred
49. Such an ______ meeting I never expected to take place.
1. adventitious 2. Audacious 3. Serene 4. supernal
50. It does not look ______ if you do not go there on such a solemn occasion.
1. sabbatical 2. salubrious 3. senile 4. seemly
Directions (Q 51-60): Pick out the synonym of the lead word in each case.
51. ARTLESS
1. lacking art 2. boring 3. dexterous 4. innocent
52. SUPERNAL
1. superb 2. eternal 3. chimerical 4. trash
53. SUBTERFUGE
1. underground 2. legerdemain 3. joining 4. separation
54. SABBATICAL
1. clergy-related 2. study leave 3. Ecumenical 4. narrow
55. ADMONISH
1. admire 2. take back 3. reprimand 4. encourage
56. ADVERT
1. insinuate 2. eulogize 3. Scold 4. lucky
57. SUPERCILIOUS
1. haughty 2. modest 3. truthful 4. voracious
58. ACRID
1. aromatic 2. pungent 3. sonorous 4. pulchritudinous
59. SCOURGE
1. nemesis 2. secure 3. suffering 4. suffrage
60. ANNIHILATE
1. destroy 2. wither 3. tolerate 4. exterminate
Directions (Q 61-70): Pick out the antonym of the lead word in each case.
61. SYBARITE
1. ascetic 2. Conceited 3. chilling 4. sultry
62. SURMOUNT
1. overcome 2. surrender 3. get off 4. remonstrate
63. ACCENTUATE
1. extenuate 2. attenuate 3. supplicate 4. slanting
64. SQUEAMISH
1. cordial 2. juxtaposed 3. Quixotic 4. queasy
65. ABSTEMIOUS
1. parsimonious 2. Abstinent 3. Epicurean 4. Samaritan
66. SMUG
1. contented 2. Discontented 3. cool 4. hot
67. AGNOSTIC
1. atheist 2. touching 3. unsure 4. sure
68. ARRAIGN
1. answer 2. exonerate 3. covet 4. demit
69. SALUBRIOUS
1. salutary 2. Negative 3. stratified 4. wayward
70. SPORADIC
1. intermittent 2. weekly 3. continuous 4. contumacious
Directions (Q 71-75): Pick out the best analogy in each case.
71. SOPHOMORE: ADEPT
1. sophisticated: clumsy 2. intern: veteran 3. apiary: aviary 4. inane: pertinent
72. SUBLIMINAL: ABSTRUSE
1. encomium: eclectic 2. recondite: reconnaissance 3. subconscious: arcane 4. none of these
73. SERENDIPITY: DESCRY
1. meticulous: plan 2. surrogate: suborn 3. deviancy: delinquency 4. veracity: plenty
74. SANGFROID: SURLY
1. abrogate: renounce 2. rescind: repeal 3. aromatic: acrid 4. adventitious s: lucky
75. SIMILE: SULLIED
1. halcyon: veracious 2. appellation: title 3. sensual: sensuous 4. subjugate: vanquish
Directions (Q 76-90): Pick out the word with incorrect spellings in each case.
76. 1. adumberate 2. adduce 3. adulterate 4. adjudicator
77. 1. ancillary 2. anecedote 3. Anguine 4. annuity
78. 1. annotate 2. annul 3. anneel 4. anoint
79. 1. squall 2. Sputter 3. squailid 4. stallion
80. 1. suasion 2. subrogation 3. Sucide 4. suite
81. 1. somersault 2. superfluous 3. supererogation 4. sovereignity
82. 1. Syanagogue 2. Synergism 3. Strut 4. stubble
83. 1. stodgy 2. statueseque 3. stentorian 4. stereochiometry
84. 1. splurge 2. spitoon 3. spondylitis 4. spontaneity
85. 1. splutter 2. sepulchral 3. sphygmomanometre 4. spermatozoa
86. 1. adversary 2. aetiology 3. aeronautics 4. affronted
87. 1. assiduous 2. agnomen 3. Anaemia 4. aservate
88. 1. animadevrt 2. anomaly 3. animous 4. antediluvian
89. 1. antithetical 2. Anthropomorphism 3. antilope 4. antenatal
90. 1. aperception 2. Apostasy 3. apprentice 4. apposition

Directions (Q 91-95): Mentally unjumble the following words so as to arrange them in the right order
and tell which letter comes at the last of the word so formed
91. P O R O S A P
92. P A P S R I E
93. C I D A S M P S O
94. X I H P S N
95. T E I P S

Directions (Q 96-100): Fill in the blanks with suitable choices out of those given after each word.
96. His ______ tastes often led to his being dubbed as a maverick.
1. sovereign 2. sartorial 3. Sobriquet 4. soporific
97. However sacred a person, may be, but he must not be ________
1. sanctimonious 2. slithering 3. Sickly 4. skittish
98. He was very scared of his father and therefore tried to ________ himself.
1. sire 2. soliloquize 3. shrug 4. skulk
99. The achievements made in the field of science during the last century were ________ indeed, not a
fraction of this progress had been made in the 19 centuries preceding it.
1. Seminal 2. Semitic 3. Simian 4. seething
100. Most of the stories regarding the miracles performed by various religious prophets are ________ , there is
no historical evidence to support them.
1. apocalyptic 2. antediluvian 3. apocryphal 4. aphasic
ANSWERS REVISING VOCAB -01
1. 24423
6. 34431
11. 21121
16. 31243
21. 21414
26. 3131
31. NEESS
36. TNHEM
41. 42123
46. 31314
51. 41223
56. 11234
61.12243
66. 24123
71. 23131
76. 12333
81. 41223
86. 14331
91. APROPOS, APPRISE, SPASMODIC, SPHINX, SPITE
96. 21313

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