PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 14

After learning work problems, we now learn how to answer mixture problems.

PART I: MATH

A. Videos
Mixture Problem Part 1
Mixture Problem Part 2
Mixture Problem Part 3
Mixture Problem Part 4

B. Articles

How to Solve Mixture Problem Part 1
How to Solve Mixture Problem Part 2
How to Solve Mixture Problem Part 3
How to Solve Mixture Problem Part 4
How to Solve Mixture Problem Part 5

Part II: ENGLISH
Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 13

Part III: For Review Guides 1-23, click here.

Patterns, Sequences, and Series Exercises Set 1

Consider the patterns below and find the next term for each.

1.) 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, ___

2.) 8, 9, 11, 14, 18, 23, ___

3.) 3, 9, 21, 45, 93, ___

4.) W2, T3, Q5, N7, K11, ___

5.) 8/27, 4/9, 2/3, 1, ____

6.) 28, 14, 12, 6, 4, 2, ____

7.) 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, ____

8.) 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ____

9.) 2.5, 1.25, 0.625, .3125, ____

10.) 1, -8, 27, -64, ____

More reviewers!

  1. PCSR English Page – reviewers abour English grammar, vocabulary, correct usage, analogy, etc.
  2. PCSR Math Page – reviewers about basic math including fractions, decimals, integers, percent, etc.
  3. PCSR Word Problems Page – reviewers about word problems such as age number problems, motion problems, work problems, etc.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 13

This is the PCSR 13th vocabulary reviewer.

1. Knave – noun
Untrustworthy person, rogue, scoundrel, unscrupulous man

Example: The knave is usually suspicious of everyone around him. 

2. Laggard – adjective
Slow, sluggish, dilatory

Example: Jimmy, a laggard, always makes his friends late too.

3. Marred – adjective
Damaged, disfigured, scarred

Example: It took me all day to scrub the walls marred by graffiti.

4. Nadir – noun
Lowest point

Example: The nadir of humanity is when the time comes that it does not care anymore about life.

5. Ornate- adjective
Excessively or elaborately decorated, flowery

Example: The ornate ice carving won the first prize in the last Ice Festival in Sapporo.

6. Pariah – noun
Outcast, castaway

Example: Persons with leprosy were treated as social pariahs.

7. Quell – verb
Put down, extinguish, put an end, suppress

Example: The government is now planning on to quell the rebellion.

8. Rapacious – adjective
Excessively greedy

Example: The rapacious loan shark stripped the tenants with all their possessions.

9. Sham – verb
Pretend, fake

Example: Lucia shammed her sickness to avoid going to the dentist.

10. Tether – verb
Tie with a rope, attach

Example: Before leaving the farm, we make sure to tether the cows and goats to prevent them from wandering.

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 13

After learning work problems, we now learn how to answers sequences and series.

PART I: MATH
A. Videos

  1. Number Sequence and Series Part 1
  2. Number Sequence and Series Part 2
  3. Number Sequence and Series Part 3
  4. Number Sequence and Series Part 4

B. Articles

  1. A Teaser on Answering Number Series Questions
  2. How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 1
  3. How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 2
  4. How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 3
  5. How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 4

Part II: ENGLISH

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 12

Part III: More reviewers!

  1. PCSR English Page – reviewers abour English grammar, vocabulary, correct usage, analogy, etc.
  2. PCSR Math Page – reviewers about basic math including fractions, decimals, integers, percent, etc.
  3. PCSR Word Problems Page – reviewers about word problems such as age number problems, motion problems, work problems, etc.

Review questions with answers are also being posted everyday at the PCSR Facebook page (like us to be updated).

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 12

After learning motion problems, let us now study work problems.

PART I: MATH
A. Videos

  1. How to Solve Work Problems Part 1
  2. How to Solve Work Problems Part 2
  3. How to Solve Work Problems Part 3
  4. How to Solve Work Problems Part 4
  5. How to Solve Work Problems Part 5

B. Articles

  1. How to Solve Work Problems Part 1
  2. How to Solve Work Problems Part 2
  3. How to Solve Work Problems Part 3

Part II: ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 11

Part III: More reviewers!

  1. PCSR English Page – reviewers abour English grammar, vocabulary, correct usage, analogy, etc.
  2. PCSR Math Page – reviewers about basic math including fractions, decimals, integers, percent, etc.
  3. PCSR Word Problems Page – reviewers about word problems such as age number problems, motion problems, work problems, etc.

Review questions with answers are also being posted everyday at the PCSR Facebook page (like us to be updated).

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 12

This is the twelfth part of the Civil Service Vocabulary Review series of Ph Civil Service Reviewer. In this series, we discuss the words that commonly appear in English vocabulary examinations. The other parts of this series can be found in this blog’s English page.
1. Abate – verb.
lessen, decrease, reduce, subside

Example: Mario waited for the storm to abate before leaving the town.

2. Bilk – verb
to defraud, cheat, to illegally obtain money by deception

Example: A case was filed against the previous treasurer for bilking the company.

3. Chagrin – noun
distressed or humiliated, disappointment

Example: Justin felt nothing but chagrin after being rejected by his crush.

4. Dank – adjective
clammy, musty, unpleasantly moist or humid

Example: Being stuck on the middle of a dank rain forest was the worst experience for me.

5. Emulate – verb
copy, imitate

Example: One of the judges at the pageant says that they’re going to choose the one who’s worth emulating.

6. Filch – verb
steal (esp. something of small value)

Example: Mrs. Miller’s kids were scolded for filching their neighbors’ guavas.

7. Garrulous – adjective
excessively talkative, chatty, loquacious, wordy

Example: Aunt Nanette is the most garrulous lady I’ve ever known. She can speak for hours without getting tired.

8. Humdrum – adjective
monotonous, dull, boring

Example: Nestor quit his job because of his humdrum work routine.

9. Incessant – adjective
uninterrupted, continuing without pause

Example: The incessant flow of blood was from her would was the reason of her death.

10. Jaunt – noun
short journey, trip

Example: Last week, we had a quick jaunt to Baguio.

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 11

After learning age problems in PCSR Review Guide 10, let us now learn motion problems. Motion problems are problems that deal with distance, rate, and time. Watch the videos below and read the articles. From Wednesday to Saturday this week, I will post 10-15 practice problems.

PART I: MATH
A. Videos

  1. Introduction to Motion Problems
  2. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 1
  3. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 2
  4. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 3
  5. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 4
  6. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 5

B. Articles

  1. Introduction to Motion Problems
  2. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 1
  3. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 2
  4. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 3
  5. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 4

Part II: ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 10

B. Grammar

B.1A Subject-verb agreement Practice Test
B.1B Subject-verb agreement Answers

B.2A Grammar and Correct Usage Practice Test
B.2B Grammar and Correct Usage Answers

 

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 10

After learning how to solve number problems, let’s learn how to solve age problems. Watch the videos below and read the articles. Then, we will have exercise later.

PART I: MATH

A. Videos (These videos are in Taglish and the links point to Youtube).

How to Solve Age Problems Part 1
How to Solve Age Problems Part 2
How to Solve Age Problems Part 3
How to Solve Age Problems Part 4
How to Solve Age Problems Part 5
How to Solve Age Problems Part 6
How to Solve Age Problems Part 7
How to Solve Age Problems Part 8

B. Articles

How to Solve Age Problems Series
How to Solve Age Problems Part 1
How to Solve Age Problems Part 2
How to Solve Age Problems Part 3

C. Exercises

Practice Exercises
Solutions to Practice Exercises

Part II ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 9

B. Reading Comprehension

7 Tips in Answering Reading Comprehension Questions

For those who are searching the Review Guides 1 to 9, you can find them here.

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