The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL exam. The exam is conducted for various Group B and Group C posts for various departments of the Central Government.
The SSC CGL exam is taken up by lakhs of candidates each year and the free SSC CGL mock tests will help candidates prepare for the actual exam. Each mock test consists of 25 questions from the three main sections of the SSC exams: reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and English language.
The SSC CGL exam notification for the year 2019-20 is yet to be released. The recruitment for SSC CGL exam for the year 2018 is being conducted in 2019. The important dates for SSC CGL 2018 exam is as follows:
|SSC CGL Exam|
|SSC CGL Tier I||June 4 to June 19, 2019|
|SSC CGL Tier II||September 11 to September 13, 2019|
|SSC CGL (Descriptive)||December 29, 2019|
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SSC CGL Exam pattern
The SSC CGL exam pattern is set by the Staff Selection Commission for the different posts. The exam pattern for SSC CGL exam is given below in brief:
|SSC CGL Exam Pattern|
|SSC CGL Tier I||General Intelligence & Reasoning
|SSC CGL Tier II||Quantitative Aptitude
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
|SSC CGL Tier III||English/ Hindi Descriptive Paper|
Candidates must regularly give SSC CGL mock test to analyse their preparation level. It gives candidates a chance to practise and revise the syllabus based on the actual exam pattern.
The free SSC CGL mock test pattern will be the same as the one given below. Candidates can refer to the free SSC CGL mock test given below.
Q. (1) In a row of girls, position of Shreya from left side of the row is 11th and Aishwarya from the right side of the row is 17th. If Reema is sitting just in the middle of Shreya and Aishwarya and her position from Shreya is 5th, then how many girls are sitting in the row?
Solution: Position of Reema from left = Position of Shreya from left + Position of Reema from Shreya = 11 + 5 = 16th
Position of Reema from right = Position of Aishwarya from right + Position of Shreya from Aishwarya = 17 + 5 = 22nd
Total number of girls = (Sum of the positions of Reema from both sides) – 1
= (16 + 22) – 1
Directions Q. (2-3): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:
- ‘A * B’ means ‘A is the mother of B’
- ‘A x B’ means ‘A is the father of B’
- ‘A + B’ means ‘A is the sister of B’
- ‘A – B’ means ‘A is the brother of B’
- ‘A > B’ means ‘A is the son of B’
- ‘A < B’ means ‘A is the daughter of B’
Q. (2) In the expression ‘P x Q + Y > Z’, how is Z related to P?
Solution: P x Q → P is the father of Q
Q + Y → Q is the sister of Y
Y > Z → Y is the son of Z
Hence, Z is the wife of P.
Q. (3) In the expression ‘ X + Y > M – N’, how is X related to N?
Solution: X + Y → X is the sister of Y
Y > M → Y is the son of M
M – N → M is the brother of N
Therefore, X is the niece of N.
Directions Q. (4-5): In these questions, the relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Mark your answer as:
- If only conclusion I is true
- If only conclusion II is true
- If either conclusion I or II is true
- If neither conclusion I nor II is true
- If both the conclusions I and II are true.
Q. (4) Statement: A > B ≥ C; D < B < E
- A > D
- C < E
Solution: From the given statement, A > B ≥ C; D < B < E , we can conclude:
- A > B, D < B. Therefore, A > D.
- B ≥ C, B < E. Therefore, C < E.
Q. (5) Statement: P < Q = O ≥ N > M
- Q > M
- P < N
Solution: From the given statement, P < Q = O ≥ N > M, we can conclude:
- Q = O, O > M, therefore, Q > M
- P < N
Directions Q. (6-7): Read the following statement carefully and answer the question given below.
- Point Q is 6 metres towards the North of point P.
- Point T is 10 metres towards the East of point Q.
- Point R is 7 metres towards the East of point P.
- Point S is 11 metres towards the West of point R.
Q. (6) How far should one walk from point P in order to reach point S?
- 8 metres
- 4 metres
- 7 metres
- 11 metres
- 9 metres
Q. (7) If a person walks 6 metres South from the point T and then walks after taking a right turn, which of the following points would he reach first?
- None of the above
Directions Q. (8): In each of the following questions, a question is followed by two statements. You have to select a statement that answers the question. Mark your answer as:
- If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
- If the data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
- If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
- If the data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
- If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
Q. (8) Six girls A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a circular table with an equal distance between them. If all the girls are facing the centre, then who is sitting opposite to F?
- F is sitting between A and D while E is sitting adjacent to B and D.
- A is adjacent to both F and C while B is sitting adjacent to C.
Answer: c (If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question)
Solution: As per the question, we get the following two arrangements:
Therefore, either from statement I or statement II alone, we can conclude that B is sitting opposite to F. Thus, the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Directions Q. (9-11): What will come in place of (?) in the given series?
Q. (9) 22, 23, 27, 36, 52, 77, (?)
Solution: The pattern of the given series is as follows:
- 22 + 12 = 23
- 23 + 22 = 27
- 27 + 32 = 36
- 36 + 42 = 52
- 52 + 52 = 77
- 77 + 62 = 113
Q. (10) 5, 30, 185, 1300, (?), 93650
Solution: The pattern of the given series is:
- (5 x 5) + 5 = 30
- (30 x 6) + 5 = 185
- (185 x 7) + 5 = 1300
- (1300 x 8) + 5 = 10405
- (10405 x 9) + 5 = 93650
Q. (11) 330, 547, 673, 738, 766, (?)
Solution: The pattern of the given series is:
- 330 + 63 + 1 = 547
- 547 + 53 + 1 = 673
- 673 + 43 + 1 = 738
- 738 + 33 + 1 = 766
- 766 + 23 + 1 = 775
Directions Q. (12-15): The table given below shows the ratio between literate and illiterate persons and the population of seven villages of a district. Study the table and select the most appropriate answers.
|Villages||Ratio (literate: illiterate)||Population|
|E||5 : 3||3248|
Q. (12) If 42% of the illiterates of village D are males, then what is the number of illiterate women in this village?
Solution: Number of illiterates in village D = (4 / 17) x 5100 = 1200
Number of illiterate females in village D = (100 – 42) % of 1200
= 58% of 1200 = (58 / 100) x 1200 = 696
Q. (13) If the ratio between males and females in the village G is 11: 8 and 60% females in village G are illiterates, then how many males of this village are illiterate?
Solution: Number of literates in village G = (8 / 19) x 3990 = 1680
Number of illiterate women = 60% of 1680 = (60 / 100) x 1680 = 1008
Number of illiterates in village G = (6 / 19) x 3990 = 1260
Therefore, number of illiterate males in village G = 1260 – 1008 = 252
Q. (14) Which village has the maximum percentage of illiterates?
Solution: From the given table, it can be found that the ratio of literates to illiterates in village A is maximum as compared to the other six villages. Therefore, village A has the maximum percentage of literates.
Q. (15) By what percentage is the number of literates in village F is more than the number of literates in village A?
Solution: Number of literates in village F = (5 / 7) x 4921 = 3515
Now, the number of literates in village A = (9 / 11) x 2354 = 1926
Therefore, required percentage = [(Number of literates in village F – Number of literates in village A) / Number of literates in village A] x 100
= [(3515 – 1926) / 1926] x 100
Directions Q. (16 -17): In each question, two equations numbered I and II are given. You have to solve both the equations and mark answer as
- If p < q
- If p > q
- If p ≥ q
- If p ≤ q
- If p = q
Q. (16) I. p = (729)⅔
II. q2 = 7225, q > 0
Solution: Equation I ⇒ p = (93)⅔
⇐ p = (9)3 x ⅔ = (9)2 = 81
Equation II ⇒ q2 = (± 85)2
⇐ q = ± 85
But since q > 0, therefore, q = 85
Hence, p < q
Q. (17) I. p2 – 22p + 121 = 0
II. q2 = (1331)⅔
Solution: Equation I ⇒ p2 – 11p – 11p + 121 = 0
⇐ p(p – 11) – 11(p – 11) = 0
⇐ (p – 11) (p – 11) = 0
⇐ p = 11
Equation II ⇒ q2 = (113)⅔
⇐ q2 = (11)2
⇐ q = 11
Therefore, p = q
Directions Q. (18-20): Find the antonyms of each of the words given in bold in the following questions.
Q. (18) Churn
Q. (19) Propel
Q. (20) Abade
- Slack off
Directions Q. (21-23): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence marked as (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). If the sentence is correct, mark option (5) as your answer.
Q. (21) Ridha picked them up one by one (1) / and admired craftsmanship (2) / and then saw that there (3) / were a note in the box as well. (4) / No error (5)
Q. (22) The Chief Minister of Assam sits (1) / third to the right of the (2) / Chief Minister of Delhi and (3) / neither of them sits at extreme ends. (4) / No error (5)
Q. (23) The poor landless (1) / and marginal farmers (2) / have no other choice (3) / than migrating. (4) / No error (5)
Directions Q. (24-25): Replace the bold word with an appropriate and synonymous word in each of the following questions.
Q. (24) On 21st September every year, World Peace Day is observed. This day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen the ideals of peace.
Q. (25) Snowy fortunately became the heir to a huge palace and acquired the power to rule the kingdom.
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