CSC Exam General Information Reviewer

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CSC Exam General Information Reviewer

According to the CSC website, the Professional and Sub-Professional levels of the examination will have general information questions on Philippine Constitution; Code of

Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R. A. 6713); peace and human rights issues and concepts; and environment management and protection.

Use this civil service reviewer in your preparation.

Directions: Select the best answer for each question.

1. Which of the following principles is not declared in the constitution? The Philippine Constitution is a democratic and republican state. Sovereignty

resides in the people and all government authority from it.

The State has the power to wage war in defense against outside attack. Civilian authority is sometimes supreme over the military.

The separation of the church and state shall be inviolable. The Philippines is a nuclear free country.

2. Which of the following is defined as a declaration and enumeration of the individual rights and privileges which the Constitution is designed to protect against violation by

the government or by an individual or groups of individuals? Power of the State

Suffrage Bill of Rights

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Human Rights None of the above

3. Which of the following is not an element of the state? People

Government Administration

Territory None of the above

4. What is the basic autonomous social institution? Barangay

Family

Cultural community Tribe

None of the above

5. All of the following are grounds for the suspension of the writ of habeas

corpus except __________.

Invasion Natural calamity

When public safety requires it Rebellion

None of the above

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Constitutional Commission Civil Service Commission

President Congress People 7. The majority of the vote of Congress is __________. Three-fourths

Fifty one percent

Two-thirds

Unanimous

Directions: This is a test of your ability to think out solutions to quantitative problems in Mathematics. Analyze and solve each problem carefully.

1. Find the sum: 299 + 943 + 398 + 101. 1531 1641 1741 122222 2. If 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 55, then 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 = ? 65 155

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125 550 3. If 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 55, then 101 + 102 + 103 + 104 + 105 + 106 + 107 + 108 + 109 + 110 = ? 1055 1065 1075 5500 4. Evaluate: { 16 - (24 - 8) + 22 x 8 - 8 } 40 48 64 168

5. Find the product: 800 x 125. 925

1000 10000 100000

6. What is the remainder when 192 888 is divided by 8? 0

4 8 24 111

7. If 8x + 12 = 24, what is the value of 24x + 36? 4

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6 8 72

8. If a positive integer m is divisible by both 3 and 8, then m must also be divisible by the product of 3 and 8

10 18 24 60

9. The difference between 8 times a number and 17 is 231. Find the number. 31 37 48 1984 10. What is 25% of 228? 52 57 54 912

11. If 8 less than the product of a number and -3 is greater than 7, which of the following could be that number?

-6 -5 5 6

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12. Four times the perimeter of a parking lot is 16 less than 2000 meters. What is the perimeter of the lot?

496 m 504 m 992 m 1008 m

13. The amount of last month's telephone bill, decreased by the product of 3 and P 30.00 equals P 1319.50. Find the amount of the bill.

P 1229.50 P 1289.50 P 1310.50 P 1409.50

14. Eighteen less than seven times the number of sandwiches is 269. How many sandwiches are there?

32 41 44 45

15. A house and lot are sold for P 14M. The house costs 1.5 times as much as the lot. How much does the lot costs?

P 5.6M P 8.4M P 10.5M

P 21M

16. The sale price of a television set is P 7200. The discount rate is 40%. Find its regular price.

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P 4320 P 12000

P 6800 P 10000

17. The length of a rectangle is 8 meters more than twice its width. The perimeter is 112 meters. Find its area.

16 m 24 m 40 m2 640 m2

18. Paula is twice as old as Queenie. Seven years ago the sum of their ages was 16. How old is Queenie now?

8 10 16 20

19. For what value of x will x be the average of 2, 4x, 6, 8, 10? 4

12 26 39

20. How many integers between 197 and 303 are divisible by 4 and 10? 25

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31 37

21. A water container has 100 ml of water in it and is 20% full. How many ml of water can this container holf if it is full?

200 ml 400 ml 500 ml 800 ml

22. How much must one has to invest in corporate bonds paying 9.6% in order to earn an income of P 12000 per annum?

P 11 520 P 23 040 P 125 000 P 250 000

23. How many liters will remain in a 1000-liter storage tank if 8.2% of the liquid has evaporated due to excessive heat?

918 991.8 999.18

998

24. If 560 out of 700 examinees passed in the recent Career Service exam for Sub-Professional level, what percent of the examinees passed?.

65% 72%

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80% 140%

25. A 30-cm long plastic pipe costs P 249. At this rate, what is the price of the pipe per meter?

P 830 P 840 P 747 P 749

26. Paula uses ten 100-watt bulbs in her house. She uses these bulbs at an average of 5 hours each day. How many KWH do these bulbs use each day?

5 10 50 5000

27. An electric range uses 12 200 watts per hour and is run an average of 60 hours a year. How many kilo-watt-hours is this?

73.2 732 7320

7.32

28. The question "How many flowers are needed to border a rectangular garden?" involves

weight perimeter

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volume area

29. How many meters of fencing are needed to enclose an 84-meter by 48-meter rectangular garden?

132 m 244 m 264 m 4023 m2

30. The length of a rectangle is 2cm less than twice its width. What is its width in cm, if its perimeter is 50 cm?

8 9 16 25 - See more at:

http://www.civilservicereviewer.com/2013/04/mathematics.html#sthash.z1LcJHWx.dpu f8. Judicial power is vested upon the __________.

Chief Justice President Supreme Court

Congress Senate

9. How many associate justices are there in the Supreme Court? 8

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9 10 14 15

10. The following government officials may be removed from office through impeachment except the __________.

President Vice-President

Members of the Supreme Court Senators

Chief Justice

11. An example of a civil and political right is the right to __________. life and liberty

work education social security None of the above

12. Who shall regularly monitor meteorological factors affecting environmental conditions including the ozone depletion and greenhouse gases?

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Science and Technology

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Local Government Units None of the above

13. Who provides the fund to support the Air Quality Management? National Treasury

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Science and Technology

Local Government Units Department of Agriculture

14. All of the following are substances which may be broken down by the decomposing action of living organisms like bacteria except __________.

potato feelings a microchip wood carvings

onion skin an apple core

15. Which of the following is not considered a relative of a public official? a balae

a kumpare a bilas All of the above None of the above

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Tanod-bayan Sandigan-bayan

Barangay Hall Ombudsman None of the above

17. Which of the following natural resources shall be alienated by the State? Fisheries

Forests Agricultural lands

Wildlife Petroleum

18. Which of the following is exempted from filing their statements of assets and liabilities?

Regional employees Naval captains

Colonels

Those who serve in an honorary capacity None of the above

19. Vultures eat large dead organisms. What type of heterotrophs are they? Herbivores

Omnivores Scavengers

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Decomposers Parasites

20. When rainfall attains a ph less than 5.6, it becomes __________. Torrential

Acidic Basic Tropical Neutral

imple Math Tricks for Civil Service Exam

The most difficult scope of the Civil Service Examination is the Mathematical or the Problem Solving part. Knowing some tricks to compute faster will definitely help a

lot.

Although these tips are intended for kids, I'm sure it will still help or at least refresh your knowledge.

Here are some tricks to help you on your way.

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is really easy. Just add the number of zeros to the number you are multiplying by. So, 6 x 1,000,000 = 6,000,000.

- Multiplying by5 can be easy. To multiply 5 by 6, count by fives six times until you get to 30. All multiplication is really a series of additions: 3 x 5 is the same as 5 + 5 +

5 = 15.

- To multiply any single digit by 9, it is easiest to use your hands. Spread all then fingers in front of you. For 9 x 3, put down your third finger from the left, your left middle finger. Then, count how many fingers are to the left of that finger (2) and how

many fingers are to the right (7).

So, 9 x 3 = 27. Try this trick with other factors.

- Multiplying by 4 is a little harder. But think about this and it will make it easy. To multiply something by 4, just double the number twice. So, instead of thinking about 8

x 4, think of the operation as 8 + 8 = 16; 16+16 = 32. So, 8 x 4 = 32. - To multiply any two-digit number by 11 is a little harder but there is a trick.

For this example we will use 36.

Separate the two digits(3__6). (Notice the space between them.)

Add the 3 and the 6 together (3 + 6 = 9).

Put the resulting 9 in the hole 396. That’s it! 11 x 36 = 396

The only thing tricky to remember is that if the result of the addition is greater than 9, you only put the “ones” digit in the hole and carry the “tens” digit from the addition. For example 11 x 57 --> 5__7 --> 5 + 7 = 12 put the 2 in the hole and add the 1 from

the 12 to the 5 in to get 6 for a result of 627. 11 x 57 = 627.

Antonyms

Directions: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the bold world in the sentence. 1. CJ de Silva's painting abilities are uncanny.

remarkable ordinary

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astonishing unbelievable

2. Beside the boulevard are gigantic buildings. alley

street avenue

road

3. He often got into trouble because he was brusque. blunt

rude refined

curt

4. The reporter’s candid remarks caught the mayoralty candidate off-guard. secret

frank well-thought

reserved

5. The mean boys derided the sickly boy. made fun of

ridiculed praised abandoned

6. Charm was ecstatic when she won first prize in the short story writing contest. melancholic

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overjoyed worried energetic

7. Migraine headaches are excruciating. extremely painful

mild pain painless

healing

8. The quiz proved to be facile so the students got high scores. difficult

easy average answerable

9. The garrulous girls were distanced from each other. mute

talkative behaved

quiet

10. The heathens used to practice cannibalism. uncivilized people

barbaric people old people cultured people

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11. Keep on believing that physical disability is not a hindrance to success. block

stepping stone opportunity

difficulty

12. Never operate a machine once you are inebriated. sober

drunk sleepy active

13. The people inveighed against the sharp increase in oil prices. admitted

amended accepted deliberated

14. Some people believe that breaking a mirror is a jinx. bad luck

evil expensive

good luck

15. The players were confused when the kibitzers suddenly butted-in during the team’s huddle.

advisers spectators

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onlookers crowd

16. The lanky lad stood out among the average-sized students. fierce-looking

gigantic short and stout

tall and thin

17. The sickly dog was given a lethal dose of morphine tablets. fatal

safe deadly

nasty

18. Heinous criminals are truly loathsome. repugnant

foul adorable

nasty

19. We listened attentively to the mellifluous sound produced by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

harsh resonant melodious

mellow

20. The free medical and dental checkup conducted by the AFP Group is just a proof of their munificence.

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commitment generosity extravagance

stinginess

21. Justice calls for penalizing nefarious acts. honorable

detestable infamous

vile

22. The MSA Reviewer Books are noteworthy materials. remarkable

substantial trivial significant

23. You will never get sufficient nourishment if you are obdurate in refusing to eat vegetables.

stubborn obedient

firm willful

24. Don’t be so obtrusive but instead, mind your own business. reserved

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nosey interfering

25. I admire people who are modest despite their opulence. great wealth

poverty affluence lavishness

26. Do you always try to be a paragon of virtue? model

example yardstick anomaly

27. Tragic stories had so much pathos that it let me feeling down. anguish

woe intrigue

humor

28. Chin is such a precocious girl who can already read at age three. slow learner

bright inquisitive

advanced

29. She had the quixotic idea that she was a reincarnation of a British princess. wild

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fantastic realistic dreamy

30. The ramshackle building collapsed easily. new

old outdated

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