**SSCMT1 –**In the following question, select the related word from the given alternatives. India : Rupee:: UAE:?

- Kyat
- Taka
**Dirham**- Dollar

**Solution:**The rupee is the currency of India. Similarly, Dirham is the currency of UAE.

**SSCMT2- **In the following question, select the related number from the given alternatives. 382:? : : 216 : 63

- 83
- 124
**91**- 192

**Solution:**Considering the second pair of the question, ‘216:63’ Adding the numbers, 2+1+6= 9, Now multiplying the number by 7 9×7=63 Similarly, Adding the numbers of 382 3+8+2=13 Now multiplying the number by 7 13×7= 91 So,?= 91

**SSCMT3- **In the following question, select the related number from the given alternatives.

**Solution:**Here,: may be represented as follows: :: Similarly, ⇒::

**SSCMT4- **In the following question, select the odd word from the given alternatives.

- Tungsten
- Nickel
**Diamond**- Gold

**Solution:**Since the diamond is an allotrope of carbon. And the other four are metals. Therefore, diamond does not belong to that group. Hence, the diamond is different from others.

**SSCMT5- **In the following question, select the odd number from the given alternatives.

- 1331
**1024**- 1728
- 3375

**Solution :**Here all numbers except 1024 are perfect cubes. 1024 is perfect square OptionA. : 1331 = 11 X 11 X 11

**OptionB. : 1024 = 32 X32**OptionC. : 1728 = 12 X 12 X 12 OptionD. : 3375 = 15 X15 X 15

**SSCMT6- **In the following question, select the odd letter from the given alternatives.

- MLJ
- WVT
**OMK**- JIG

**Solution :**With reference to the positions of the alphabets in the English Alphabet series M-1 = L , L-2 =J W-1 = V , V-2 =T O-2 =M, M-2 =K (O-1 pattern has not been followed in option C) J-1 = I, I-2 = G Clearly, option C is odd from others.

**SSCMT7- **Arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary. 1) Archduchesses 2) Archdeacon 3) Argonauts 4) Archegonia 5) Areocentric

**2, 1, 4, 5, 3**- 2, 1, 3, 4, 5
- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- 3, 4, 2, 1, 5

**Solution:**Arranging the words according to the dictionary, 2. Archdeacon 1. Archduchesses 4. Archegonia 5. Areocentric 3. Argonauts

**SSCMT8- **Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete the series. N _ _ I _ N N A _ _ O _ N _ T _ O N

- TOATINAI
- OATTINAI
- ATOTNIAI
**ATOTINAI**

**Solution:**The original series is as follows: N _ _ I _ N N A _ _ O _ N _ T _ O N On observing the series we are unable to infer any pattern. In such questions, it’s more prudent to take help of the options. On checking each option, we find that a pattern indeed emerges when the letters given under option (D) are used to complete the series. The completed series has been represented below: N

**I**

__AT__**N/ N A**

__O__**O**

__TI__**/ N**

__N__**T**

__A__**O N We can see that the pattern ‘NATION’ is being repeated in the series given above.**

__I__**SSCMT9- **A series is given with one term missing. Select the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series. ,?

**Solution:**=; ; ; ; The denominator is decreasing by 1, but the numerator remains constant. Now the next term value should be. The value of =

**SSCMT10- **Vicky is taller than Sandy but shorter than Umar. Umar is taller than Ranjit but shorter than Guju. Sandy is taller than Ranjit. Who is the shortest person in the group?

**Ranjit**- Sandy
- Umar
- Guju

**Solution:**To save time just pick the first letter of the names to perform operations. Vicky is taller than Sandy, that means V > S. Vicky is shorter than Umar, that means V < U. So, you can write them as U> V > S ….(1) Umar is taller than Ranjit, that means U > R. Umar is shorter than Guju, that means U < G. So, you can write them as G > U > R….(2) Sandy is taller than Ranjit, that means S > R…(3) From (1), (2) and (3) we can say, G > U > V > S > R Here R represents Ranjit.

**SSCMT11- **Pointing to a man in a photograph a woman says. ”He is the only son of the only daughter in law of my only son’s father”. How is the man related to the woman?

- Son
- Father
- son-in-law
- Grandson

**Solution:**The man is Grandson of the woman.

**SSCMT12- **In the following question, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word. CONFRONTATION

- FORT
- TITAN
- CONFRONT
**ROUTE**

**Solution:**CONFRONTATION has 1C, 3O, 3N, 1F, 1R, 2T, 1A, 1I Clearly, there is no U and E in the given letter.

**SSCMT13- **In a certain language DELHI is coded as KIHTR, MUMBAI is coded as PEPSQR, how is AHMEDABAD coded in this language?

- KPTRHTQRS
**QTPIKQSQK**- TRHHTKHRS
- QTPISQKQH

**Solution:**The alphabets are coded as follow. We will deduce the code for AHMEDABAD from these two coding.

**SSCMT14- **If P denotes ÷, Q denotes x, R denotes + and S denotes –, then 100 P 5 Q 3 R 10 S 5 = ?

- 55
**65**- 87
- 98

**Solution :**Original expression: 100 P 5 Q 3 R 10 S 5 = ? When symbols are replaced as per the table given below. New expression, ⇒ 100 ÷ 5 x 3 + 10 – 5 Applying BODMAS rule we get, ⇒ 20 x 3 + 10 – 5 ⇒ 60 + 10 – 5 = 65

**SSCMT15- **If 46 * 34 = 40 and 78 * 84 = 81, then what should 24 * 12 be?

- 68
**18**- 34
- 67

**Solution :**Here, we first add the two numbers and then dividing the result obtained by 2. In case of 46 * 34 = 40, ⇒ 46 + 34 = 80 ⇒= 40 In case of 78 * 84 = 81, ⇒ 78 + 84 = 162 ⇒= 81 Similarly, in case of 24 * 12 ⇒ 24 + 12 = 36 ⇒= 18

**SSCMT16- **In the following question, select the missing number from the given alternatives.

**C**- D
- A
- B

**Solution:**In each row, calculate the difference between the 2 numbers is the left-hand column, and the 2 numbers in the right-hand column. Multiply these differences together to give the numerical value of the letter in the center. (5-3) X (9-4) = 10 represents J (8-2) X (7-3) = 24 represents X (6-3) X (5-1) = 12 represents L (4-1) X (9-8) = 3 represents C

**SSCMT17- **Find the number of triangles in the given figure.

- 23
- 27
**29**- 31

**Solution:**The simplest triangles are AHL, LHG, GHM, HMB, GMF, BMF, BIF, CIF, FNC, CNJ, FNE, NEJ, EKJ and JKD i.e. 14 in number. The triangles composed of two components each are AGH, BHG, HBF, BFG, HFG, BCF, CJF, CJE, JEF, CFE, and JED i.e. 11 in number. The triangles composed of four components each are ABG, CBG, BCE and CED i.e. 4 in number. Total number of triangles in the given figure = 14 + 11 + 4 = 29

**SSCMT18- **In the following question, two/three statements are given followed by four conclusions. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. ** Statements:** I. All hamburgers are meals. II. Some cows are hamburgers.** Conclusion:** I. All meals are cows. II. At least some meals are cows. III. No cows are meals.

- Only (I) and (III).
**Only (II)**- None of the four.
- Only I follow.

**Solution:**The Venn diagram based on two possibilities have been represented below: Conclusion I:- It cannot be said with certainty that all meals are cows. Conclusion II: – It can be said with certainty that at least some meals are cows. Conclusion III:- It cannot be said with certainty that no cows are meals.

**SSCMT19- **The six faces of a cube have been marked with numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 respectively. This cube is rolled down three times. The three position are given in the figure below. Choose the figure that will be formed when the cube is unfolded.

- Figure A
- Figure B
**Figure C**- Figure D

**Solution:**From the three position we make the following conclusion: (i) From I and II positions, it is clear that numbers 6,4,1 and 3 appear adjacent to 2. Therefore, 5 will be opposite to 2. (ii) From I and III positions, it is clear that numbers 2,4,5 and 3 appear adjacent to 6. Therefore, 1 will be opposite to 6. (iii) From II and III positions, it is clear that numbers 1,2,5,6 appear adjacent to 3. Therefore, 4 will lie opposite 3. Only in option (C), the numbers are so arranged that on folding the sheet in fig (c) we get – 5 opposite 2, 1 opposite to 6 and 4 opposite 3.

**SSCMT20- **Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the given classes. Protein, carbohydrate, fats, nutrients.

**Solution C:**Protein, carbohydrate, fats have no relationship between them. But they are different types of nutrients. Protein builds new cells and fixes damaged ones in all parts of your body. Carbohydrates are broken down to the simplest form of glucose, which is your body’s main source of energy. Carbohydrates are important for your brain, nerv, us system, kidneys and muscles. Fats are broken down into their simplest form of fatty acids. Fat is used for cell membranes, energy, absorbing fat-soluble vitamins, support for your internal organs and to provide taste and texture to food.

**SSCMT21-**Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?

- Figure (a)
- Figure (b)
**Figure (c)**- Figure (d)

**Solution:**After observation, it is clear that answer figure (c) will complete the question figure X after placing it at question marked the place.

**SSCMT22- **From the given answer figures, select the one which is hidden/embedded in the question figure. **Question Figure:**

**Answer Figures:**

**Figure (a)**- Figure (b)
- Figure (c)
- Figure (d)

**Solution:**The original figure is represented below: On observing the options we can see that the figure given under option (A) is indeed embedded in the original figure. It has been represented below:

**SSCMT23- **Consider the three figures X, Y and Z showing one fold in X, another fold in Y and fold in Z. From the given four answer figures choose the one that showing unfolded position of Z.

- Figure (A)
- Figure (B)
**Figure (C)**- Figure (D)

**Solution:**In figure (X) the square sheet of paper has been folded along the horizontal line of symmetry so that the one-fourth of the sheet overlaps the left half. In figure (Y), the sheet is folded further a one-fourth vertically. And, in figure (Z), two circles are punches diagonally. Thus, when the paper is unfolded, figure C will then appear. as shown in the figure.

**SSCMT24- **If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given question figure? **Question Figure:**

**Answer Figures: **

- Figure (a)
- Figure (b)
**Figure (c)**- Figure (d)

**Solution:**We are supposed to find the mirror image of the question figure. On observing the options we can see that the figure given under option (C) is the appropriate answer. It has been shown below:

**SSCMT25- **A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as shown in the given two matrices. The columns and rows of Matrix-I are numbered from 0 to 4 and those of Matrix-II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, for example, ‘A’ can be represented by 00, 13 and ‘T’ can be represented by 56, 68,89 etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word “**GRADE**“. **MATRIX I**

**MATRIX II **

- 22, 20, 96, 44, 02
- 30, 20, 00, 43, 02
**23, 20, 00, 96, 59**- 23, 24, 96, 43, 22

**Solution:**It’s best to solve this type of question by the elimination method, i.e. we will check each option and eliminate the wrong options. The two matrices are as follows: MATRIX I MATRIX II Remember that a letter from these matrices is represented first by its row and next by its column.

**Option (A)**22, 20, 96, 44, 02 22-G 20-R 96-D 44-C 02-O

**Option (B)**30, 20, 00, 43, 02 30-V 20-R 00-A 43-E 02-O

**Option (C)**23, 20, 00, 96, 59 23-G 20-R 00-A 96-D 59-E

**Option (D)**23, 24, 96, 43, 22 23-G 24-I 96-D 43-E 22-G

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