Quantitative Ability Quiz for CMAT, MAT

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1. If the price of gold increases by 30%, find by how much the quantity of
ornaments must be reduced so that the expenditure may remain the same as
before?

(1) 30%               (2) 23 (1/13) %           (3) 27 (2/13) %           (4) 19%

2. A monthly return railway ticket costs 25 per cent more than a single
ticket. A week’s extension can be had for the former by paying 5 per cent of
the monthly ticket’s cost. If the money paid for the monthly ticket (with
extension) is Rs 84, the price of the single ticket is:

(1) Rs 64          (2) Rs 80          (3) Rs 48          (4) Rs 72

3. A papaya tree was planted 2 years ago. It increases at the rate of 20%
every year. If at present, the height of the tree is 540 cm, what was it when
the tree was planted?

(1) 400 cm                   (2) 375
cm                   (3) 324 cm                  (4) 432 cm

4. A mixture of 40 litres of milk and water contains 10% water. How much
water should be added to this so that water may be 20% in the new mixture?

(1) 6.5 litres                (2) 5
litres                  (3) 4 litres                   (4) 7.5 litres

5. The amount of water (in ml) that should be added to reduce 9 ml lotion,
containing 50% alcohol, to a lotion containing 30% alcohol, is:

(1) 5 ml           (2) 4 ml          (3) 3 ml          (4) 6 ml

6. The average of marks obtained by 120 candidates was 35. If the average
of the passed candidates was 39 and that of the failed candidates was 15, then
the number of those candidates, who passed the examination, was:

(1) 120             (2) 110             (3) 100             (4) 150

7. Angad was conducting an experiment in which the average of 11
observations came to be 90, while the average of first five observations was
87, and that of the last five was 84. What is the measure of the 6th
observation?

(1) 145             (2) 150             (3) 165             (4) 135

8. The average age of an adult class is 40 years. 12 new students with an
average age of 32 years join the class, thereby decreasing the average by 4
years. The original strength of the class was:

(1) 12               (2) 11              (3)
10               (4) 15

9. The average age of 8 persons in a committee is increased by 2 years when
two men aged 35 years and 45 years are substituted by two women. The average
age of these two women is:

(1) 52 years                 (2) 56
years                 (3) 48 years                 (4) 44 years

10. At Narmada Sarovar Bachao demonstration, supporters of Ms Patkar
outnumbered the police by 9 : 1. The police arrested 135 NSB supporters
averaging 5 for every 3 policemen. How many supporters of NSB were there in the
demonstration?

(1) 1215           (2) 665             (3) 405             (4) None of the above

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