Sample Questions for Civil Service Examination

Our team in Government PH decided to come up with sample questions that will be posted in the event page: 2018 Civil Service Exam (First Batch) – March 18, 2018. In the morning, we will post the question. Then during the evening we will post the solution and the explanation. We might do this two or thrice a week. If you haven’t seen the question, this page will include all the questions that we have posted in the event page. We will update this page from time to time.

Stay tune for the next sample question!

Sample question (number series and sequence) #8.

A5, D25, G125, J625, M3125, ____?

A. P15525
B. P15625
C. O15525
D. O15625

The pattern is the next 2 letters from the alphabet and the number multiplied by 5 to get the next one.

Sample question # 7. Choose the word that is the most similar in meaning to the underlined word or phrase.

There is still love in our hearts amidst our seemingly mundane existence.

A. complicated
B. modern
C. worldly
D. wealthy

Sample question (analogy) #6.
Molecule: Atoms = Tissue: _____
A. Organ
B. Cells
C. Body
D. Neutrons

Sample question (analogy) #5.
Syllabus: Course = Agenda: _____
A. Subject
B. Platform
C. Meeting
D. Lesson

Sample question #4. PHIVOLCS is a branch of DOST to moderate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and other related geotectonic phenomena in the Philippines. What is PHIVOLCS?
A. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
B. Philippine Institute of Volcanic and Seismic Services
C. Philippine Institute of Volcanic and Seismology Services
D. Philippine Institute of Volcano and Seismic System

Sample question #3. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aims to accelerate economic growth, stability, social progress and cultural development in the spirit of equality and partnership to strengthen prosperous and peaceful community along Southeast Asian Nations. Which of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
A. Hong Kong
B. Philippines
C. Singapore
D. Thailand

Sample question #2. Check whether this sentence has an error in grammar or correct usage.
Between the three of us, I think I am the slowest runner.
A. Between
B. the three of us,
C. I think I am
D. the slowest runner.
E. No error
Answer to sample question #2.
A. Between
The correct sentence must be “Among the three of us, I think I am the slowest runner.”
Among is used to refer to 3 or more members of the group, while between is used to refer to two member of the group.

Sample question #1. How many prime numbers are there in this series? 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Answer to sample question #1.
A. 2
37 = 1 x 37
40 = 1 x 40 = 10 x 4 = 20 x 2 = 5 x 8
43 = 1 x 43
46 = 1 x 46 = 2 x 23
49 = 1 x 49 = 7 x 7
52 = 1 x 52 = 2 x 26 = 4 x 13
55 = 1 x 55 = 11 x 5
58 = 1 x 58 = 2 x 29
Ang prime numbers ay may dalawang factors lamang. 1 at ang mismong number. Kaya sa tanong na ito, ang prime ay 37 at 43. Parasa madalian pagkilatis, tandaan na ang mga numbers na divisible by 2 ay automatic na composite numbers. Kaya kapag may nakita kayo sa pamimilian na may numbers ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, hindi na agad prime number iyon.
Kapag nakakita kayo ng numbers na nagtatapos sa 5, ibig sabihin ay divisible by 5 iyon kaya hindi na rin iyon prime number. Minsan may mga numbers na nakakalito gaya ng 51 at 87. Akala mo sa una ay prime number kasi hindi naman divisible by 2 or 5. Pero divisible by 3 pala sila. Ang isang halimbawa pa 91. Hindi ito divisible by 2, 5 at 3 pero divisible by 7 pala. Kaya ang payo ko sa inyo, after checking kung divisible by 2, check ninyo kung divisible by 3, 5 at 7. Magagamit mo ito lalo na kung malalaking numbers ang pamimilian.


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