# SSC GD Paper in English

SSC GD Practice Paper in English for free online practice of 2025 Exams. 80 MCQs from Reasoning, Maths, GK and English as per new exam pattern and syllabus.

## SSC GD Paper in English

### General Intelligence and Reasoning

Q-1 : In a certain code language,
‘A + B’ means ‘A is the mother of B’,
‘A – B’ means ‘A is the father of B’,
‘A x B’ means ‘A is the brother of B’ and
‘A & B’ means ‘A is the wife of B’.
How is N related to R if N & P – Q + T x R?

a) Mother’s mother
b) Mother’s sister
c) Mother
d) Father’s mother

Ans: a) Mother’s mother

Q-2 : Select the option that is related to the third word in the same way as the second word is related to the first word.
(The words must be considered as meaningful English words and must not be related to each other based on the number of letters/number of consonants/vowels in the word)
Colour : Green : : Figure : ?

a) Angle
b) Diagonal
c) Triangle
d) Point

Ans : c) Triangle

Q-3 : Six students Lucy, Lorraine, Simran, Dolly, Vikas and Frances are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Lucy is sitting second to the left of Frances. Lorraine is sitting second to the left of Lucy. Vikas is sitting to the immediate right of Lorraine. Simran is sitting second to the left of Vikas. Dolly is an immediate neighbour to Lucy. Who is sitting between Frances and Lorraine?

a) Simran
b) Lucy
c) Dolly
d) Vikas

Ans : a) Simran

Q-4 : Select the correct mirror image of the given pattern when the mirror is placed at MN as shown.

a) 2
b) 1
c) 4
d) 3

Ans : b) 1

Q-5 : Three statements are given followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.
Statements:
All gels are boats.
All pumps are boats.
All boats are ships.
Conclusions:
I. All pumps are ships.
II. All ships are gels.
III. Some ships are pumps.

a) Only conclusions I and II follow
b) All conclusions follow
c) Only conclusions I and III follow
d) Only conclusions II and III follow

Ans : c) Only conclusions I and III follow

Q-6 : A @ B means ‘A is the sister of B’.
A & B means ‘A is the brother of B’.
A # B means ‘A is the wife of B’.
A ^ B means ‘A is the mother of B’.
A + B means ‘A is the father of B’.
If U ^ Q ^ R @ N & C ^ I@ J @ A, then which of the following statements is NOT correct?

a) C is the daughter of Q.
b) Q is the maternal grandfather of I.
c) J is the daughter of C
d) Q is the mother of N.

Ans : b) Q is the maternal grandfather of I.

Q-7 :Which figure should replace the question mark (?) if the series were to be continued ?

a) 1
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2

Ans : a) 1

Q-8 : Which option represents the correct order of the given words as they would appear in the English dictionary?
1 Glass
2 Glycerine
3 Glare
4 Glow
5 Glamorous

a) 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
b) 5, 3, 1, 4, 2
c) 3, 1, 4, 5, 2
d) 3, 5, 4, 1, 2

Ans : b) 5, 3, 1, 4, 2

Q-9 : Select the set in which the numbers are related in the same way as are the numbers of the following set.
(NOTE : Operations should be performed on the whole numbers, without breaking down the numbers into its constituent digits. E.g. 13 – Operations on 13 such as adding /subtracting/multiplying etc. to 13 can be performed. Breaking down 13 into 1 and 3 and then performing mathematical operations on 1 and 3 is NOT allowed)
(264, 43, 19)
(132, 27, 15)

a) (331, 50, 29)
b) (240, 59, 39)
c) (176, 39, 23)
d) (151, 63, 52)

Ans : c) (176, 39, 23)

Q-10 : In a certain code language, ‘HOUSE’ is coded as IQVUF and ‘GARDEN’ is coded as HCSFFP. How will ‘ORANGE’ be coded in that language?

a) PSBOHF
b) LIZMTV
c) QSCOIF
d) PTBPHG

Ans : d) PTBPHG

Q-11 : Select the option figure which is embedded in the given figure. (Rotation is not allowed).

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Ans : a) 1

Q-12 : Which of the mathematical signs should be interchanged in the below equation to make it mathematically correct?
= 222

a)
b)
c)
d)

Ans : d)

Q-13 : A paper is folded and cut as shown below. How will it appear when unfolded ?

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Ans : c) 3

Q-14 : In a certain code language, ‘FLY’ is coded as 43 and ‘HAT’ is coded as 29. How will ‘BEACH’ be coded in that language?

a) 19
b) 39
c) 22
d) 40

Ans : a) 19

Q-15 : A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table facing the centre of the table. Some of them are sitting at the corners while some are sitting at the exact centre of the sides. E sits third to the left of G. E sits at one of the corners. B sits second to the right of F. F does not sit at any of the corners. F is not an immediate neighbour of E. H is an immediate neighbour of A. H does not sit in any of the middles of the sides. Only three people sit between H and C from either sides. If all the persons are made to sit in alphabetical order in a clockwise direction starting from A, then how many places does B shift in either direction with respect to its previous position?

a) 2
b) 3
c) 1
d) 4

Ans : c) 1

Q-16 : two different positions of the same dice are shown having numbers 1 to 6 represented as dots. Find the number on the face showing ‘1’.

a) 6
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2

Ans : a) 6

Q-17 : Which of the following numbers will replace the question mark (?) and complete the given number series?
5, 293, 437, 509, ?

a) 535
b) 540
c) 550
d) 545

Ans : d) 545

Q-18 : Select the option that represents the correct order of the given words as they would appear in an English dictionary.

1. RAPTURE
2. RAY
3. RAVISH
4. RATIONAL
5. RATABLE
6. RASH

a) 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1
b) 5, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
c) 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
d) 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Ans : c) 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Q-19 : In this question, three statements are given, followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follows/follow from the statements.
Statements:
Some flats are houses.
All houses are buildings.
All buildings are gardens.
Conclusions:
I. Some flats are gardens.
II. All flats are buildings.

a) Both conclusions I and II follow.
b) Only conclusion I follows.
c) Neither conclusion I nor II follows.
d) Only conclusion II follows.

Ans : b) Only conclusion I follows.

Q-20 : In a certain code, ‘Love And Light’ is written as 513. ‘I Love Sugar’ is written as 437 and ‘Sugar And Spice’ is written as 614. What is the digit code for the word ‘Love’?

a) 1
b) 7
c) 4
d) 3

Ans : d) 3

### General knowledge and General awareness

Q-1 : Chhath Puja is dedicated to which of the following Gods?

a) Shiva
b) Surya Dev
c) Krishna
d) Rama

Ans : b) Surya Dev

Q-2 : Microfinance institution provides financial services to_____________ individuals.

a) illegal-income
b) high-income
c) low-income
d) ex-army men

Ans : c) low-income

Q-3 :Who is the youngest medal winner for India at the Olympics?

a) PV Sindhu
b) Neeraj Chopra
c) Aman Sehrawat
d) Sushil Kumar

Ans : c) Aman Sehrawat
Explanation:
Aman Sehrawat became the youngest medal winner for India at the Olympics by clinching a bronze medal in the Men’s 57kg freestyle event at the Paris Olympics on August 9, 2024. He achieved this feat at the age of 21 years and 24 days, surpassing the previous record held by PV Sindhu, who won a medal at the age of 22 years

Q-4 :Article 157 of the Constitution of India, states which of the following qualifications to be fulfilled for a person to be appointed Governor of a state?
(i) He/She should be an Indian citizen.
(ii) He/She should have completed 35 years of age.

a) Only (ii)
b) Only (i)
c) Neither (i) nor (ii)
d) Both (i) and (ii)

Ans : d) Both (i) and (ii)

Q-5 : A situation in which the government may spend an amount equal to the revenue it collects is :

a) deficit budget
b) balanced budget
c) surplus budget
d) capital budget

Ans : b) balanced budget

Q-6 : Tapan Kumar Pattanayak won the Sangeet natak Akademi Award in which dance form?

a) Kuchipudi
b) Chhau
c) Sattriya
d) Odissi

Ans : b) Chhau

Q-7 :Maha Shivratri is celebrated in the honour of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva in the Hindu month of ______________________.

a) Kartika
b) Chaitra
c) Phalguna
d) Vaishakha

Ans : c) Phalguna

Q-8 : Which of the following case is NOT a criminal law case?

a) Murder
b) Harassment for dowry
c) Theft
d) Divorce case

Ans : d) Divorce case

Q-9 :In human body, the food passes through a continuous canal which begins at _____________and ends at anus.

a) stomach
b) buccal cavity
c) food pipe
d) rectum

Ans : b) buccal cavity

Q-10 : Tamil Nadu coast gets a large portion of its rain during ________ and __________.

a) October and November
b) April and May
c) May and June
d) August and September

Ans : a) October and November

Q-11 : Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with the ‘protection of life and personal liberty’?

a) Article 19
b) Article 21
c) Article 20
d) Article 22

Ans : b) Article 21

Q-12 : The contribution made by each sector of the economy into GDP is called _________________.

a) structural composition
b) nominal composition
c) real GDP
d) real composition

Ans : a) structural composition

Q-13 : Swami Dayanand Saraswati founded the _____________, an organisation that attempted to reform Hinduism.

a) Arya Samaj
c) Vedant Samaj

Ans : a) Arya Samaj

Q-14 :The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Government of India, comes under the flagship of _________________.

a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
d) Ministry of Rural Development

Ans : d) Ministry of Rural Development

Q-15 : Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for right to education?

a) 23
b) 22
c) 21 A
d) 20

Ans : c) 21 A

Q-16 : Which dynasty ruled over Delhi during 1290 to 1320?

a) Tughluq
b) Khalji
c) Lodi
d) Sayyid

Ans : b) Khalji

Q-17 : Which among the following is an “S” shaped ocean?

a) Indian Ocean
b) Arctic Ocean
c) Pacific Ocean
d) Atlantic Ocean

Ans : d) Atlantic Ocean

Q-18 : The Green Revolution in India was initiated in the 1960s by introducing high-yielding varieties of ____________________.

a) jowar and maize
b) rice and wheat
c) millet and jute
d) jute and cotton

Ans : b) rice and wheat

Q-19 : In which year was Battle of Peshawar fought between Raja Jayapal and Mahmud Ghazni?

a) 1001
b) 1112
c) 1305
d) 1258

Ans : a) 1001

Q-20 : Raja Todar Mal was the Revenue Minister during the reign of which of the following Mughal emperors?

a) Humayun
b) Shah Jahan
c) Jahangir
d) Akbar

Ans : d) Akbar

### Elementary Mathematics

Q-1 :A certain sum of money fetches simple interest of Rs.4,016.25 at the rate of 7% per annum in 5 years. What is the sum?

a) Rs.10,475
b) Rs. 9,475
c) Rs.11,400
d) Rs.11,475

Ans : d) Rs.11,475

Q-2 : Find the value of

a) -30
b) -45
c) -33
d) -135

Ans : c) -33

Q-3 : The average marks of eight students is 7. It was found that marks of one student was taken as 10 instead of 6. Find the correct average.

a) 6.5
b) 7.5
c) 7
d) 6.8

Ans : a) 6.5

Q-4 : Anish can do a piece of work in 88 days. Yug can do this work in 66 days. Anish
started the work alone. After how many days should Yug join him, so that the work is finished in 44 days?

a) 13 days
b) 11 days
c) 15 days
d) 12 days

Ans : b) 11 days

Q-5 : A, B and C are three batsmen of a cricket team. Given is the ratio of the runs scored by them in a certain match.
A ∶ B = 6 : 7 and B ∶ C = 5 ∶ 6. At the end of the match, A, B and C together scored 856 runs. The number of runs scored by B is:

a) 265
b) 280
c) 216
d) 224

Ans : b) 280

Q-6 : What is the height of a soild cylinder whose radius is 7 cm and total surface area is 1144 cm2 ? (use)

a) 19 cm
b) 22 cm
c) 12 cm
d) 18 cm

Ans : a) 19 cm

Q-7 : A man rows upstream 15 km and downstream 18 km, he takes 3 hours each time. The speed of the current is:

a) km/h
b) km/h
c) 1 km/h
d) 2 km/h

Ans : a) km/h

Q-8 : The population of a village is 24000. If it is expected to decrease by 4 percent the next year, then what will be the population of the village next year?

a) 23520
b) 22080
c) 22560
d) 23040

Ans : d) 23040

Q-9 : A dealer marked the price of an item 45% more than its cost price and sold it by allowing a discount of 20%. Find his profit percentage.

a) 30 %
b) 25 %
c) 20 %
d) 16 %

Ans : d) 16 %

Q-10 : In a bag of rice of Rs.70 per kg, two different types are mixed. First type of rice is 8 kg in quantity of Rs.60 per kg, while the second type of rice is 4 kg in quantity. What is the price per kg of the second type of rice?

a) Rs. 75
b) Rs. 65
c) Rs. 80
d) Rs. 90

Ans : d) Rs. 90

Q-11 : Ram covers 500 km distance in 20 hours in traffic; he covered some distance by bike at 30 km/h, and rest by car at 20 km/h. The distance covered by bike (in km) is:

a) 300
b) 250
c) 200
d) 100

Ans : a) 300

Q-12 : Ravi sold two bikes for Rs. 42,188 each. On one bike he gained 20% while on the other he lost 20%. How much per cent does he gain or lose overall?

a) 4 % gain
b) 10% loss
c) 4 % loss
d) 10% gain

Ans : c) 4 % loss

Q-13 : Find the compound interest, compounding annually on Rs. 22,500 in 2 years, if the rate of interest is 5% for the first year, and 8% for the second year.

a) Rs. 3,015
b) Rs. 3,215
c) Rs. 3,315
d) Rs. 3,115

Ans : a) Rs. 3,015

Q-14 : 30% of the men are over the age of 25 years, and 80% are under or equal to 50 years of age. Football is played by 20% of all men. What percentage of football players are under or equal to 50 years of age, if 20% of men over the age of 50 years play football?

a) 77%
b) 80%
c) 71%
d) 82%

Ans : b) 80%

Q-15 : The value of an Apple laptop depreciated from Rs.1,33,100 to Rs.72,900 in 3 years. Find the yearly rate of depreciation. (Correct to 2 decimal places.)

a) 25.32 %
b) 21.34 %
c) 20.75 %
d) 18.18 %

Ans : d) 18.18 %

Q-16 : Seats for Engineering, Management and Science in a University are in the ratio of 7 : 8 : 9. There is a proposal to increase these seats by 20%, 30% and 60% respectively. What will be the ratio of the increased seats?

a) 17 : 19 : 21
b) 8 : 9 : 11
c) 21 : 26 : 36
d) 23 : 25 : 27

Ans : c) 21 : 26 : 36

Q-17 : Find the mean proportional of 0.75 and 3?

a) 1.25
b) 1.5
c) 1
d) 2

Ans : b) 1.5

Q-18 : What is the volume of a cone whose height is 24 cm and radius is 14 cm?

a) 4298 cm3
b) 4928 cm3
c) 9482 cm3
d) 4982 cm3

Ans : b) 4928 cm3

Q-19 : The marked price of a toy is Rs.1,600. If the shopkeeper declares a discount of 10% and then 10% cash discount, then what is the selling price of the toy?

a) Rs.1,096
b) Rs. 1, 296
c) Rs. 1,240
d) Rs. 1, 088

Ans : b) Rs. 1, 296

Q-20 : On a certain principal, the compound interest, compounded annually, for the second year at 20% per annum is Rs.1,300. The principal is (consider nearest integral value):

a) Rs. 5,600
b) Rs. 5,400
c) Rs. 5,416
d) Rs. 4,416

Ans : c) Rs. 5,416

### English

Q-1: Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the following
sentence.

The local police were working hand in glove with Federal Bureau of Investigation to
find the reasons behind the murder.

a) To have liking for each other
b) To be in close association
c) In keeping with
d) To progress at equal rate

Ans : b) To be in close association

Q-2 : Select the most appropriate spelling that can correctly substitute the misspelt
underlined segment in the given sentence.

Who will adjuddicate on this matter?

Q-3 : The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

a) he was old now
b) No error
c) The blind man can perform
d) wonderfully well even though

Ans : a) he was old now

Q-4 : Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
I studied a book on the study of stars.

a) Astronomy
b) Geology
c) Astrophysics
d) Meteorology

Ans : a) Astronomy

Q-5 : Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence to make it a meaningful sentence. If no substitution is required, select ‘No substitution’.
The COVID-19 pandemic pose innumerable challenges to our education system, and
engineering education was no exception.

a) posed innumerable challenges to our education system, and engineering education
was no exception.
b) No substitution
c) have been posing innumerable challenges to our education system, and engineering
education is not any exception.
d) posed innumerable challenges to our education system, and engineering education is not a exception.

Ans : a) posed innumerable challenges to our education system, and engineering educationwas no exception.

Q-6 : Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given below to fill in the blank in the following sentence.
Toying
My cat, Mili loves___________________with the toy mouse.

a) licking
b) going
c) dancing
d) playing

Ans : d) playing

Q-7 : Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Vanquish

a) Halt
b) Finish
c) Surrender
d) Stoop

Ans : c) Surrender

Q-8 : Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Mean

a) Greedy
b) Unconscious
c) Mode
d) Wise

Ans : a) Greedy

Q-9 : The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error.
Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any
The immense talent / we having at our disposal is / impressive to say the least.

a) we having at our disposal is
b) impressive to say the least
c) No error
d) The immense talent

Ans : a) we having at our disposal is

Q-10 : Select the correct pair of words for the blanks in the given sentence.
_______________are the prime resource of a country and a tea is served in a __________.

a) cattle; cattle
b) kettle; kettle
c) kettle; cattle
d) cattle; kettle

Ans : d) cattle; kettle

Q-11 : Identify the correctly spelt sentence.

a) The collector is the district magistrate in admiinistration.
b) The collector is the district magistrate in administration.
c) The collector is the district magistrate in adminestration.
d) The collector is the district magistrate in addministration.

Ans : b) The collector is the district magistrate in administration.

Q-12 : Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

a) Congruent
b) Circamference
c) Democracy
d) Demolish

Ans : b) Circamference

Q-13 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Indian society is a complex mix of ______________cultures, people and languages.

a) diversity
b) diverse
c) diverges
d) diversion

Ans : b) diverse

Q-14 : Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Snake in the grass

a) Friendly person
b) Treacherous person
c) Loyal person
d) Clever person

Ans : b) Treacherous person

Q-15 : A part of the given sentence which has been underlined may contain a spelling error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the spelling error. If there is no error, select ‘No error’.
Technology has become an indespensable element in our day-to-day activities.

a) Endispensable
b) Indispensable
c) Indispinsable
d) No error

Ans : b) Indispensable

## Comprehension: Q-16 to 20

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Residents of Victorian Street in Thornton 1. _____________________disturbed last night by an unusual accident. At eleven o’clock a car broke down near the end of the street and the driver left his vehicle 2.___________________ while he went on with his journey by taxi. An hour later, the car’s alarm went off when it was hit 3.______________ a stolen van. The engine of the van blew up, so the thief tried to drive away in the car. But he gave up when the car would not 4. _______________and 5.____________________ a bicycle instead.

Q-16 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

a) is
b) were
c) are
d) was

Ans : b) were

Q-17 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

a) then
b) here
c) there
d) their

Ans : c) there

Q-18 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

a) on
b) in
c) by
d) above

Ans : c) by

Q-19 : Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

a) started
b) start
c) starting
d) starts