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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

Sample Paper for SSC Section Officer Exam was a great hit. Second in the series is the Sample Paper

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

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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