2018 PCSR Civil Service Review Guide 1

Week 1: September 24 – October 1, 2017

This week, we are going to learn about Least Common Multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Divisor (GCD). LCM is needed in adding and subtracting dissimilar fractions, while GCD is needed in reducing fractions to lowest terms. In addition to LCM and GCD, we will also learn about converting improper fractions to mixed number and vice versa.

PART I: MATHEMATICS

A. GCD

Youtube Tutorial Videos (Taglish)

Lesson 1: Understanding Common Divisors
Lesson 2: Common Divisors and Greatest Common Divisor
Lesson 3: Exercises on Getting the GCD
Lesson 4: Getting the GCD by Prime Factorization
Lesson 5: GCD and Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms

Tutorial Articles

B. LCM

Youtube Tutorial Videos (Taglish)

Lesson 1: Least Common Multiple Part 1
Lesson 2: Least Common Multiple Part 2
Lesson 3: Least Common Multiple Part 3

Tutorial Article

How to Get the Least Common Multiple of Numbers

C. Lowest Terms, Improper Fractions and Mixed Form

Youtube Tutorial Videos (Taglish)

Tutorial Articles

D. More about LCM and GCD

Difference between LCM and GCD

PART II: ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review Part 1

B. Grammar
Lesson 1: Verb and Tenses: An Introduction
Lesson 2: The Subject-Verb Agreement Rules Part 1
Lesson 3: The Subject-Verb Agreement Rules Part 2
Lesson 4: Subject-Verb Agreement Exercise

C. Spelling

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 1 Set 2

Part III: CLERICAL (Subprofessional)

 

PART III: TIPS AND TRICKS

7 Tips on Answering Reading Comprehension Questions

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Alphabetizing Quiz 1

Alphabetizing Quiz 1

File the following correctly.

Item 01

1) Apple
2) Ant
3) Antique
4) Abridge
5) Abort

a) 4-5-2-3-1
b) 5-4-2-3-1
c) 4-5-3-2-1
d) 5-4-3-2-1
e) None of the above.

Item 02

1) Besiege
2) Breath
3) Bestow
4) Braid
5) Breathe

a) 1-3-4-5-2
b) 1-3-5-4-2
c) 1-3-4-2-5
d) 1-4-3-5-2
e) None of the above.

Item 03

1) Chinese
2) Cloud
3) Chocolate
4) Charm
5) Choke

a) 4-1-3-5-2
b) 4-1-3-2-5
c) 4-1-5-3-2
d) 4-1-5-2-3
e) None of the above.

Item 04

1) Destiny
2) Dart
3) Diet
4) Dismay
5) Drought

a) 2-1-3-4-5
b) 2-1-4-3-5
c) 2-1-5-4-3
d) 2-1-5-3-4
e) None of the above.

Item 05

1) Entity
2) Enigma
3) Enemy
4) Enlightened
5) Enrichment

a) 3-2-4-1-5
b) 3-2-1-5-4
c) 3-2-4-5-1
d) 3-2-5-4-1
e) None of the above.

Item 06

1) Franchise
2) Feint
3) Forfeit
4) Fahrenheit
5) Frank

a) 4-2-5-3-1
b) 4-2-5-1-3
c) 4-2-3-5-1
d) 4-2-3-1-5
e) None of the above.

Item 07

1) Garrulous
2) Gross
3) Grim
4) Gelatin
5) Gigantic

a) 1-4-5-2-3
b) 1-4-5-3-2
c) 1-4-3-2-5
d) 1-4-3-5-2
e) None of the above.

Item 08

1) Honey
2) Haggard
3) Hilarious
4) Horde
5) Humanoid

a) 2-3-1-5-4
b) 2-3-1-4-5
c) 2-3-4-1-5
d) 2-3-4-5-1
e) None of the above.

Item 09

1) Idle
2) Infinite
3) Infinitely
4) Indefinite
5) Idiosyncrasy

a) 5-1-4-2-3
b) 5-1-4-3-2
c) 5-1-2-4-3
d) 5-1-2-3-4
e) None of the above.

Item 10

1) Journey
2) Jaunt
3) Justice
4) Joint
5) Jaguar

a) 5-2-3-4-1
b) 5-2-3-1-4
c) 5-2-4-3-1
d) 5-2-4-1-3
e) None of the above.

Answer key:

1) b – 5-4-2-3-1
2) c – 1-3-4-2-5
3) a – 4-1-3-5-2
4) a – 2-1-3-4-5
5) c – 3-2-4-5-1
6) d – 4-2-3-1-5
7) b – 1-4-5-3-2
8) b – 2-3-1-4-5
9) a – 5-1-4-2-3
10) d – 5-2-4-1-3

Rule 1 Alphabetizing Exercise

Rule 1 Alphabetizing Exercise

1)
a) Mace H. Ignacio
b) Ginny B. Tomas
c) Mary U. Almario
d) Oscar P. Yap
e) Maxine T. Gomez

2)
a) Vicky E. Rabino
b) Russell A. Simon
c) Delia H. Nieva
d) Dondon I. Nievas
e) Sunshine R. Neiva

3)
a) Fiona T. Uy
b) Renzo C. Quesada
c) Helen B. Florencio
d) Ulysses O. Magat
e) Rose M. Alattica

4)
a) Billy G. Protacio
b) Sherlyn W. Bardinas
c) Princess A. Punzalan
d) Christy E. Rivera
e) Mariz L. Revira

5)
a) Nicole F. Cabrera
b) Justine G. Bautista
c) Lourdes D. Milan
d) Marielle J. Benedicto
e) Elena A. Vicencio

Answer:

1) c-e-a-b-d
2) e-c-d-a-b
3) e-c-d-b-a
4) b-a-c-e-d
5) b-d-a-c-e

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 5 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. perseverance
b. questionnairre
c. receive
d. separate
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. roomate
b. calendar
c. license
d. their
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. kernel
b. personnel
c. fiery
d. supercede
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. twelveth
b. pastime
c. exceed
d. allot
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. tyrrany
b. recommend
c. amateur
d. millennium
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. restaurant
b. vaccuum
c. forty
d. practically
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. wierd
b. miscellaneous
c. government
d. medicine
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. curriculum
b. spontaneous
c. indispensable
d. hierarchy
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. fulfill
b. inteligence
c. literature
d. changeable
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. privelage
b. possess
c. arithmetic
d. nuisance
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. b – questionnaire
2. a – roommate
3. d – supersede
4. a – twelfth
5. a – tyranny
6. b – vacuum
7. a – weird
8. e – None of the above
9. b – intelligence
10. a – privilege

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 4 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. acommodate
b. medieval
c. miniature
d. apparent
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. believe
b. consensus
c. column
d. bellweather
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. definitly
b. daiquiri
c. dumbbell
d. discipline
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. judgment
b. jandiced
c. immediate
d. inoculate
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. exhillarate
b. noticeable
c. neighbor
d. perseverance
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. playwright
b. possession
c. drunkeness
d. pronunciation
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. liaison
b. liesure
c. lingerie
d. lightning
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. minuscule
b. maneuver
c. maintainance
d. misspell
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. mimento
b. multitude
c. provocative
d. propitious
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. equivocal
b. commensurate
c. contientious
d. irrevocable
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. a – accommodate
2. d – bellwether
3. a – definitely
4. b – jaundiced
5. a – exhilarate
6. c – drunkenness
7. b – leisure
8. c – maintenance
9. a – memento
10. c – conscientious

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 3 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. homage
b. insalubrious
c. ethnic
d. accidentaly
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. mischeif
b. excerpt
c. linchpin
d. descry
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. refferring
b. derivative
c. juncture
d. lethargic
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. malediction
b. trully
c. permeable
d. circumlocution
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. pejorative
b. chafe
c. thoruogh
d. ceremonious
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. reverrence
b. clairvoyant
c. goad
d. jabber
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. pecuniary
b. biennial
c. exacerbate
d. fullfill
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. espionage
b. fourty
c. ethos
d. frivolous
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. ennui
b. demeanor
c. goverment
d. pernicious
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. necromancy
b. depose
c. irresistable
d. cornucopia
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. d – accidentally
2. a – mischief
3. a – referring
4. b – truly
5. c – thorough
6. a – reverence
7. d – fulfill
8. b – forty
9. c – government
10. c – irresistible

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 2 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. possesion
b. tenacious
c. ambivalent
d. atrocious
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. odyssey
b. paraoh
c. chagrin
d. harmonious
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. unfortunately
b. tomorrow
c. humoruous
d. restaurant
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. knowledege
b. justification
c. marathon
d. rhythm
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. cadence
b. ostracize
c. excommunicate
d. immediatly
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. insolent
b. rue
c. benevolent
d. liason
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. ethereal
b. occassion
c. diminished
d. dwindle
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. resistence
b. parallel
c. ephemeral
d. satirical
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. benign
b. altercation
c. essense
d. quarrel
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. threshhold
b. tongue
c. profession
d. whirlwind
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. a – possession
2. b – pharaoh
3. c – humorous
4. a – knowledge
5. d – immediately
6. d- liaison
7. b – occasion
8. a – resistance
9. c – essence
10. a – threshold

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 1 – Set 2

Item 01

a. comprehensive
b. desiccate
c. abstemius
d. ominous
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. intermittent
b. acollade
c. composure
d. sporadic
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. imperturbable
b. reckoning
c. limerick
d. coifure
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. comemmorate
b. lethargic
c. poignancy
d. nostalgia
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. detterent
b. polemic
c. satiate
d. sinewy
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. tempestuous
b. dispise
c. shackle
d. supple
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. draconian
b. accommodation
c. basically
d. disiddent
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. assassination
b. chauffeur
c. fillibuster
d. harassment
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. friend
b. believe
c. grimase
d. honorary
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. impecunius
b. idiosyncrasy
c. necessary
d. separate
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. c – abstemious
2. b – accolade
3. d – coiffure
4. a – commemorate
5. a – deterrent
6. b – despise
7. d – dissident
8. c – filibuster
9. c – grimace
10. a – impecunious

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