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# GPSC Goa Civil Service Junior Scale Officer Examination Question Paper

Organisation : GPSC Goa Public Service Commission
Exam Name : Goa Civil Service Junior Scale Officer Examination, 2024
Document Type : Question Paper
Year : 2024
Website : https://gpsc.goa.gov.in/question-paper/

Contents :

## GPSC Goa Junior Scale Officer Question Paper

Part – A: General Intelligence, Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude
Date: 28/05/2024
Time:10.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes Marks: 50

1. A number series is given. Only one number is wrong in series. find out the wrong number 10, 15, 24, 35, 54, 75, 100
A. 35
B. 75
C. 24
D. 15
E. None of the above

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2. Consider the following matrix:
3 370 7
2 224 6
1 730 X
What is the number at ‘X’ in the above matrix?
A. 5
B. 8
C. 9
D. 11
E. None of the above

3. The music director of a film wants to select four persons to work on “different aspects of the composition of a piece of music. Seven persons are available for this work; they are Rohit, Tanya, Shobha, Kaushal, Kunal, Mukesh and Jaswant. Rohit and Tanya will not work together. Kunal and Shobha will not work together. Mukesh and Kunal want to work together. Which of the following is the most acceptable group of people that can be selected by the music director?
A. Rohit, Shobha, Kunal and Kaushal
B. Tanya, Kaushal, Shobha and Rohit
C. Tanya, Mukesh, Kunal and Jaswant
D. Shobha, Tanya, Rohit and Mukesh
E. None of the above

4. In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Statements:
Some flowers are bins.
Some bins are handles.
All handles are sticks.
Conclusions:
I. Some sticks are bins.
II. Some handles are flowers.
III. Some sticks are flowers.
A. Only II follows
B. Only III follows
C. Only I and II follow
D. Only I follow
E. None of the above

5. In five flats, one above the other, live five professionals. The professor has to go up to meet his IAS officer friend. The doctor is equally friendly to all, and has to go up as frequently as go down. The engineer has to go up to meet his MLA friend above whose flat lives the professor’s friend. From the ground floor to the top floor, in what order do the five professionals live?
A. Engineer, Professor, Doctor, IAS officer, MLA
B. Professor, Engineer, Doctor, IAS officer, MLA
C. IAS officer, Engineer, Doctor, Professor, MLA
D. Professor, Engineer, Doctor, MLA, IAS officer
E. None of the above

6. The tank-full petrol in Arun’s motor-cycle lasts for 10 days. If he starts using 25% more every day, how many days will the tank-full petrol last?
A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8
E. None of the above

7. In a batch of 100 students Kavya’s rank is 50th from the top and Lucky’s rank is 68th from the bottom. How many students are there in between Kavya and Lucky (if no two persons got the same rank)?
A. 14
B. 16
C. 17
D. 13
E. None of the above

8. There are six Investors named Kavita, Laxman, Manish, Niraj, Om and Parvati, purchased different number of shares in HUL Company. No two person purchased the same number of shares. According to the number of purchased share, three people among them invested between Om and Kavita where Om investedmore than Kavita. Parvati who purchased 37 shares, purchased less than Niraj. Manish purchased 34 shares which is less than Laxman. None of them purchased between the number of shares Manish and Laxman purchased. Om did not purchase maximum share among them.

Who purchased the maximum number of shares?
A. Manish
B. Kavita
C. Parvati
D. Niraj
E. None of the above

9. At what time, in minutes, between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock, both needles will coincide with each other?
A. 5 1/11 min. past 3
B. 12 4/11 min. past 3
C. 13 4/11 min. past 3
D. 16 4/11 min. past 3
E. None of the above

10. If it was Tuesday on 3rd Jan, 2006. What was the day on Jan 3, 2010?
A. Saturday
B. Tuesday
C. Wednesday
D. Sunday
E. None of the above

11. Find the odd term from the given series of numbers? 125, 127, 130, 135, 142, 153, 165
A. 153
B. 165
C. 142
D. 127
E. None of the above

12. If a bus travels 160 km in 4 hours and a train travels 320 km in 5 hours at uniform speeds, then what is the ratio of the distances travelled by them in one hour?
A. 8:5
B. 5:8
C. 4:5
D. 1:2
E None of the above

13. There are 100 students in a particular class. 60% students play cricket, 30% student play football and 10% student play both the games. What is the number of students who play neither cricket nor football?
A. 25
B. 20
C. 18
D. 15
E. None of the above

14. Select the missing number from the given alternatives:
5 3 6
7 20 ?
9 21 17
38 ? 47
A. 43, 32
B. 55, 65
C. 43, 48
D. 43,55
E. None of the above

15. A four-person crew from Classic Colors is painting Mr. Field’s house. Michael is painting the front of the house. Ross is in the alley behind the house painting the back. Jed is painting the window frames on the north side, and Shawn is on the south. If Michael switches places with Jed, and Jed then switches places with Shawn, where is Shawn?
A. In the alley behind the house
B. On the north side of the house
C. In front of the house
D. On the south side of the house
E. None of the above

16. These questions are based on the following information, read the comprehension carefully to answer the given questions. Seven persons – I, J, K, L, M, N, and O have their birthdays in different months – January, March, April, June, July, September, and December, but not necessarily in the same order. I’s birthday falls in month having 31 days. J’s birthday month is after I’s birthday month. N’s birthday falls in month having 31 days. J’s birthday month comes after N’s birthday month. L has birthday in a month having 30 days. K has birthday in a month having 31 days but not in July and March. M’s birthday fall in a month having 30 days but before September. O’s birthday month is not after J’s birthday month. J’s Birthday is not in December. M birthday falls before O but not in the month of June. Only three persons have birthday between N and L. How many persons have birthday after M?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. None of the above

17. A Car moves 8m from Point A in the north direction to reach Point B. Then it turns and moves for 10m in north-west direction. Then it turns and moves 8m in south direction. Then it turns right and moves for 3m to reach point C, which is in west direction with respect to Point B. Then finally, it turns and moves for 10m in south-west direction to reach Point D, which is west direction with respect to Point A.
What is the shortest distance between Point A and Point D?
A. 12m
B. 15m
C. 17m
D. 20m
E. None of the above

18. Find out the next number in given series
41, 93, 165, 257, 369?
A. 4861
B. 4211
C. 4911
D. 4411
E. None of the above

19. Read the sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order.
A. Some of these are tangible while others are not.
B. The micro factors look at brand building, product development, competition, pricing, decision making within organizations etc.
C. Another way to classify these factors is to distinguish which of them are macro in nature and which of them are micro.
D. The macro factors comprise government policies, state of the economy, changing demographics etc.
E. The factors influencing forecasts include social, technological, economic, political, religious, ethnic, governmental, and natural factors
A. E-A-C-D-B
B. E-C-B-D-A
C. A-E-C-D-B
D. D-B-A-C-E
E. None of the above

20. As the information on air warfare tasks and stressors was being gathered and scenarios were being developed, a parallel effort ensued to identify a test bed simulation for air warfare teams. To maintain experimental control, it was determined by the designers that choosing a low physical fidelity simulation was acceptable as long as cognitive fidelity in a team simulation was maintained through subjecting soldiers to pressure situations in a simulated combat setting and attempting to ensure that naturalistic decision making of soldiers would not be compromised.
Which of the following statements, if true, weakens the logic of the above passage?
i. A number of studies have shown that high levels of physical stress lead to a weakening of the decision making capabilities of human beings.
ii. It has been convincingly demonstrated by various studies that human beings by nature are not designed to adapt to high levels of mental stress.
iii. Numerous studies have shown that simulated environments can be designed to be good substitutes for real life combat situations.
iv. Studies have shown that simulated exercises for armed forces personnel have tended to induce a systematic type of “correct” and common behaviour among the trainees.
v. Officers, when short-listing soldiers for critical operations, pick up battle-hardened soldiers rather than those who have been trained through simulations.
A. i and ii
B. ii and iii
C. i and iv
D. i, ii, iv, and v
E. None of the above

## Instructions to Candidates

1. Candidate should verify Seat No. and put signature in the space provided on the leaflet attached on the face of the booklet.
2. Do not write your name and Seat No. on any other page of the question answer booklet.
3. Part – A consists of 50 objective questions carrying 1 mark each.
4. Answer to these questions should be written in the box provided on the right-hand side, mentioning the correct alternative A or B or C or D or E
5. Computing or communicating devices such as mobile phones, calculators, etc. are not allowed in the exam hall.
6. The question answer booklet of Part – A consists of 26 pages
7. Write your answer using Blue or Black ink. Markings in pencil are not allowed and shall not be assessed.
8. Questions answered in any other method shall not be considered.
9. No overwriting is permitted.

## Syllabus for Junior Scale Officer of Goa Civil Service

Part A : General Intelligence, Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude. 50 Marks

Part B : Basics of Indian Constitution, Governance and Administration 75 Marks
This Component is aimed at testing the candidate’s knowledge and aptitude on issues and themes relating to Constitution of India, Governance and Administration. On the Constitution, the student must be familiar with the key provisions of the Constitution of India having a direct linkage to the functioning of the Indian Democracy and also the debates surrounding Constitutional Reform/ Amendment. With reference to Governance and administration, he must be familiar with the role of bureaucracy, Central, State and local level governance mechanisms (with reference to India and the state of Goa), fundamentals of good Governance and emerging issues in society-bureaucracy interface.

The select themes shall include:
** Constitution of India:- Preamble, Fundamental rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy
** Constitution of India and the Central and State Legislatures, Executives and Judiciary
** Central State Relations, Union, State and Concurrent lists, Budgetary Allocations, Role of Finance and National Institute for Transforming India(NITI Aayog).
** Elections and Electoral Process, Central and State Election Commissions, Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950) and Representation of the People Act, 1951(43 of 1951).
** Role of Bureaucracy in nation building, Civil Services Training, Central Civil Service Rules, Integrity in Administration, Public Private Partnership.
** Good Governance: Efficiency, Transparency, Accountability in Governance, Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), Role of Lokayukta and Lokpal.

Part C : General Knowledge and Current Affairs. 75 Marks
This component is intended to test the candidate’s awareness and knowledge on general issues of both historical and contemporary nature relating to India and the State of Goa. The questions aim at testing both the factual as well as the analytical grasp of the candidate on such issues without actually testing deeper knowledge on the subject. It may contain questions on history, geography, culture, scientific developments and current affairs.

The select theme shall include:
** Current Events of State, National and International importance.
** India’s Freedom Struggle, Goa’s Freedom struggle.
** Physical, Economic and Social Geography of India and Goa.
** Religion, Customs and Festivals: India and Goa
** Information and Communication Technology, Biodiversity, Environment and Climate Change.
** Social Movements: Corruption, Environment, Women’s issues

Part D: English Comprehension 50 Marks