SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 04-March-2020 Shift-2 (Reasoning)

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SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 04-March-2020 Shift-2 (Reasoning)

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Q.1 Select the figure that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.

1.
2.
3.
4.
Correct Answer is Option 2. 
The triangles at odd positions are water image of each other, while the triangle at even positions are mirror image of each other. So, the triangle at the ‘?’ position will be the water image of 3rd image or similar to that of the 1st image i.e, an equilateral triangle.
Only option 2 and 3 is an equilateral triangle.
Also the numbers given inside the triangles are the positional values of the vowels in the English alphabetical series i.e. A, E, I, O, and U.
A → 1; E → 5; I → 9; O → 15; U → 21
Q.2 Three different positions of the same dice are shown. Select the symbol that will be on the face opposite to the one showing ‘@’.

1. #
2. !
3. &
4. <
The correct answer is option 1 i.e. #
In dice 2 and 3, ‘&’ symbol is common on the faces of the dice, so keeping it constant and moving in clockwise direction, we get the symbols opposite to other faces:
& – &
@ – #
 * – <
Hence, ‘#’ symbol will be on the face opposite to the one showing ‘@’.
Q.3 Select the option in which the words share the same relationship as that shared by the given pair of words.
Turmeric : Spices
1. Fig : Cashew Nuts
2. Nutmeg : Chilli Flakes
3. Dates : Dry Fruits
4. Apricot : Pear
The correct answer is option 3 i.e. Dates : Dry Fruits
Turmeric: Spices → Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. 
Or, in general we can say that turmeric is an example of spice.
1) Fig : Cashew Nuts → Fig (genus Ficus) is a soft, sweet fruit. Its skin is very thin and has many small seeds inside of it. 
The cashew seed is often considered a nut in the culinary sense; this cashew nut is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
2) Nutmeg : Chilli Flakes → Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica.
Chili flakes are nothing but coarse-grained red chilies.
3) Dates : Dry Fruits → Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates have become quite popular in recent years. Almost all dates sold in Western countries are dried. After it is dried, it is used as dry fruits.
Or, in general we can say that, dates is an example of dry fruits.
4) Apricot : Pear → An apricot is a fruit, or the tree that bears the fruit, of several species in the genus Prunus.
The pear tree and shrub are a species of genus Pyrus, in the family Rosaceae, bearing the pomaceous fruit of the same name.
Hence, ‘Dates : Dry Fruits’ is the correct answer.
Q.4 In the given Venn diagram, ‘Group A’ represents those who can speak ‘English’, ‘Group B’ represents those who can speak ‘Hindi’, and ‘Group C’ represents those who can speak ‘Marathi’. The numbers given in the diagram represent the number of persons in that particular category.
How many persons can speak exactly two languages?
1. 12
2. 3
3. 21
4. 18
The correct answer is option 4 i.e. 18
Persons who can speak exactly two languages lies in the intersection area of AB, BC and CA, as shown below:
Therefore, number of people who can speak exactly two languages = 11 + 5 + 2 = 18
 
Q.5 Select the letter-cluster that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.
AOS, CQU, ?, GUY, IWA
1. ESW
2. GSW
3. FSX
4. DRV
The correct answer is option 1 i.e. ESW
The pattern followed here is,
A + 2 → C; C + 2 → E; E + 2 → G; G + 2 → I
O + 2 → Q; Q + 2 → S; S + 2 → U; U + 2 → W
S + 2 → U; U + 2 → W; W + 2 → Y; Y + 2 → A
Hence, ‘ESW’ is the correct answer.
Q.6 Select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.
4, 25, 121, ?, 529, 961
1. 361
2. 289
3. 256
4. 324
The correct answer is option 2 i.e. 289
Given series: 4, 25, 121, ?, 529, 961
The pattern followed here is:
The series given above is squares of the alternate prime numbers.
22 = 4;
52 = 25;
112 = 121;
172 = 289;
232 = 529;
312 = 961
Hence, ‘289’ is the correct answer.
Q.7 In a certain code language, ‘GUM’ is coded as ‘49441169’. How will ‘WAX’ be coded as in that language?
1. 5291576
2. 8412525
3. 3611121
4.2891400
 
The correct answer is option 1 i.e. 5291576
 Letters                                                       G       U        M
 Positional Value                                           7       21      13
 Square of the positional values                      49    441     169
 ∴ GUM →                                                          49441169
Similarly,
Letters                                                     W     A     X
Positional Value                                        23     1     24 
Square of the positional values                 529   1     576
 ∴ WAX →                                                 5291576
Q.8 Study the given pattern carefully and select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in it.

\begin{matrix} 10 & 3 & 14 \\ 49 & 15 & 68 \\ 33 & 19 & ? \end{matrix}

1. 27
2. 28
3. 29
4. 25
The correct answer is option 2 i.e 28
The pattern followed here is:
Row 1: (10 – 3) × 2 = 14
Row 2: (49 – 15) × 2 = 68
Similarly,
Row 3: (33 – 19) × 2 = 28
Hence, ‘28’ is the correct answer.
Q.9 Select the letter that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.
W, Q, ?, H, E, C
1. N
2. L
3. K
4. M
Correct Answer is option 2 i.e. L
W – 6 → Q;
Q – 5 → L;
L – 4 → H;
H – 3 → E;
E – 2 → C
Hence, ‘L’ is the correct answer.
Q.10 Study the given pattern carefully and select the number that can replace the question mark (?) in it.


1. 446
2. 444
3. 4126
4. 464
The correct answer is option 4 i.e. 464
The pattern followed here is:
11 → 13 = 1
28 → 23 = 8
327 → 33 = 27
? → 43 = 64
? = 464
5125 → 53 = 125
Hence, ‘464’ is the correct answer.
Q.11 Product A is costlier than product B by Rs. 2. If the price of product A is increased by two times the price of product B. the new price of product A become Rs. 17. What is the price of product B?
1. Rs. 5
2. Rs. 7
3. Rs. 3
4. Rs. 6
The correct answer is option 1 i.e. Rs 5
Given:
Product A is costlier than product B by Rs. 2.
A – B = 2
Or, A + 2 = B      —-(i)
If the price of product A is increased by two times the price of product B, the new price of product A become Rs. 17.
According to statement:
A + 2B = 17
B + 2 + 2B = 17 [Substituting the value of B from (i)]
3B = 17 – 2
3B = 15
B = 5
Hence, the price of product B is Rs. 5.
Q.12 Select the correct mirror image of the given figure when a mirror is placed on the right of the figure.
1.
2.
3.
4.
The correct answer is option 4
The correct mirror image of the given figure when a mirror is placed on the right of the figure is shown below:

Q.13 How many triangles are there in the given figure?
1. 12
2. 10
3. 11
4. 9
The correct answer is option 3 i.e. 11
The total number of triangles in the figure given is shown below:
Triangles: ADE, ALE, ABH, ABI, AHI, FCG, KCJ, AJC, EJG, EKF, AKC
Hence, there are 11 triangles in the figure.
Q.14 Arrange the following words in a logical and meaningful order.
1. Micron
2. Metre
3. Mile
4. Millimetre
5. Kilometre
6. Centimetre
 
1. 1-4-6-2-3-5
2. 1-4-6-2-5-3
3. 4-6-2-5-1-3
4. 4-6-2-5-3-1
 
The Correct answer is Option 2 i.e. 1-4-6-2-5-3
1. Micron → 1 micron = 1 × 10-6 metres
2. Metre → 1 metre
3. Mile → 1 mile = 1.609.34 m
4. Millimetre → 1 mm = 1 × 10-3 metres
5. Kilometre → 1 km = 1 × 103 m
6. Centimetre → 1 cm = 1 × 10-2 m
The correct ascending order is:
Micron < Millimetre < Centimetre < Metre < Kilometre < Mile
1-4-6-2-5-3
Hence, ‘1-4-6-2-5-3’ is the correct answer.
Q.15 ‘Grapes’ is related to ‘Fruit’ in the same way as ‘Pepper’ is related to ‘______’
1. Cereals
2. Spices
3. Pulses
4. Dry Fruits
The correct answer is option 2 i.e. Spices
‘Grapes’ is related to ‘Fruit’ → Grapes is an example of Fruit.
Similarly,
‘Pepper’ → is an example of spice.
Hence, ‘spices’ is the correct answer.
Q.16 In a certain code language, PYTHON is written as “LMFRWN’. How will ‘RHYTHM’ be written as in that language?
1. MFRWFX
2. NFRWFS
3. KFRWFP
4. MFRWFT
The correct answer is option 3 i.e. KFRWFP
The pattern followed here is:
Similarly,
Hence, ‘KFRWFP’ is the correct answer.
Q.17 Select the option that is related to the third number in the same way as the second number is related to the first number.
6 : 252 ∷ 5 : ?
1. 175
2. 150
3. 125
4. 225
The correct answer is option 2 i.e. 150
The pattern followed here is:
6 : 252 → 6 : 6 × 6 × (6 + 1)
Similarly,
5 : ? → 5 : 5 : 5 × 5 × (5 + 1) → 150
Hence, ‘150’ is the correct answer.
Q.18 Select the option in which the given figure is embedded (rotation is not allowed).
1.
2.
3.
4.
The correct answer is option 1 
The option figure which contains the given question figure embedded in it as its part is shown below: 

 
Q.19 Four letter-clusters have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and one is different. Select the odd letter-cluster.
1. HEF
2. OVG
3. GMF
4. DVR
The correct answer is option 1 i.e. HFE
The pattern followed here is:
Addition of the positional values of the first and last letter gives the middle number.
1) HFE
Letters                        –       H(8)    E(5)    F(6)
Operation                    –        H (8) + F (6) = N (14) ≠ E
2) OVG
Letters                     –           O(15)     V(22)     G(7)
Operation                   –         O (15) + G (7) = V (22)
Similarly, Options 3 and 4 go.
So Option 1 is Odd One Out .
Q.20  Read the given statements and conclusions carefully. Assuming that the information given in the statements is true, even if it appears to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.
Statements:
1. All cars are trucks
2. Some buses are cars.
Conclusions:
I. All cars are buses.
II. Some buses are trucks.
III. All trucks are buses.

1. Only conclusions II and III follow
2. Only conclusions I and III follow
3. Only conclusion I follows.
4. Only conclusion II follows.
The correct answer is option 2 i.e. only conclusion II follows
The least possible Venn diagram is as follows:
I. All cars are buses. → False, it is possible but not definite.
II. Some buses are trucks. → True, as all cars are trucks and some buses are cars.
III. All trucks are buses. → False, it is possible but not definite.
Hence, only conclusion II follows.
Q.21
A + B means ‘B is the sister of A’;
A – B means ‘A is the father of B’;
A × B means ‘B is the son of A’;
A ÷ B means ‘B is the Husband of A’
If, E ÷ F – H + J× G + D, then how is D related to H?
1. Father
2. Niece
3. Uncle
4. Aunt
The correct answer is option 2 i.e. Niece
hence, D is Niece of H.
 
 
Q.22 Select the option that depicts how the given transparent sheet of paper would appear if it is folded at the dotted line.

1.
2.
3.
4.
The correct answer is option 4
The option that depicts how the given transparent sheet of paper will appear if it is folded at the dotted line is shown below:
Q.23 Four words have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and one is different. Select the odd word.
1. Rajkot
2. Ahmedabad
3. Surat
4. Jhalrapatan
The correct answer is option 2  i.e. Jhalrapatan
1) Jhalrapatan → Jhalrapatan is a town in Jhalawar district in the south of Rajasthan state in India.
2) Ahmedabad → Ahmedabad, in western India, is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. 
3) Rajkot → Rajkot is a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. 
4) Surat → Surat is a large city beside the Tapi River in the West Indian state of Gujarat.
All options except ‘4’ are cities located in Gujarat while Jhalrapatan is a town in Rajasthan.
Q.24 Four number-pairs have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and one is different. Select the number-pair that is different from the rest.
1. 6-174
2. 8-138
3. 5-155
4. 11-143
The correct answer is option 2 i.e. 8-138
The pattern followed here is:
1) 8-138 → 138 ÷ 8 = 17.25
2) 5-155 → 155 ÷ 5 = 31
3) 6-174 → 174 ÷ 6 = 29
4) 11-143 → 143 ÷ 11 = 13
All pairs except ‘8-138’ when divided gives an exact whole number while ‘8-138’ gives a decimal number.
Hence, ‘2’ is the correct answer.
Q.25  Which two digits should be interchanged to make the given equation correct?
32 ÷ 6 + 26 – 13 × 6 = 54
1. 3 and 1
2. 3 and 6
3. 6 and 2
4. 2 and 3
The correct answer is option 3 i.e. 6 and 2
4) 2 and 3
Given equation: 32 ÷ 6 + 26 – 13 × 6 = 54
After interchanging ‘2 and 3’, we get:
L.H.S = 32 ÷ 6 + 26 – 12 × 6
= 5.3 + 26 – 72
= 31.3 – 72
= -40.7 ≠ R.H.S
2) 3 and 6
Given equation: 32 ÷ 6 + 26 – 13 × 6 = 54
After interchanging ‘3 and 6’, we get:
L.H.S = 62 ÷ 3 + 23 – 16 × 3
= 20.6 + 23 – 48
= 43.6 – 48
= – 4.4 ≠ R.H.S
1) 3 and 1
Given equation: 32 ÷ 6 + 26 – 13 × 6 = 54
After interchanging ‘3 and 1’, we get:
L.H.S = 12 ÷ 6 + 26 – 31 × 6
= 2 + 26 – 186
= 28 – 186
= = 158 ≠ R.H.S
3) 6 and 2
Given equation: 32 ÷ 6 + 26 – 13 × 6 = 54
After interchanging ‘6 and 2’, we get:
L.H.S = 36 ÷ 2 + 62 – 13 × 2
= 18 + 62 – 26
= 80 – 26
= 54 = R.H.S
Hence, ‘6 and 2’ is the correct answer.

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