Quantitative Ability Quiz for MBA Entrance exam

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This quiz consists of questions from
various past papers of MBA entrance exams. Leave your answers/ responses in the
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1. Eight children and 12 men complete a certain piece of work in 9 days. If
each child takes twice the time taken by a man to finish the work, in how many
days will 12 men finish the same work?

(1) 15               (2) 8                 (3) 9                 (4) 12

2. Two pipes P and Q would fill a cistern in 24 and 32 minutes,
respectively. Both pipes are kept open. When should the first pipe be turned
off so that the cistern may be just filled in 16 minutes?

(1) After 10 minutes

(2) After 12 minutes

(3) After 14 minutes

(4) None of these

3. Two trains, 130 m and 110 m long, are going in the same direction. The
faster train takes one minute to pass the other completely. If they are moving
in opposite directions, they pass each other completely in 3 seconds. Find the
speed of each train.

(1) 38 m/sec, 36 m/sec

(2) 42 m/sec, 38 m/sec

(3) 36 m/sec, 42 m/sec

(4) None of these

4. A man swimming in a stream which flows 1(1/2) km/hr finds that in a
given time he can swim twice as far with the stream as he can against it. At
what rate does he swim?

(1) 5(1/2) km/hr

(2) 4(1/2) km/hr

(3) 7(1/2) km/hr

(4) None of these

5. A trader has 50 kg of rice, a part of which he sells at 10% profit and
the rest at 5% loss. He gains 7% on the whole. How much was sold at 10% gain
and how much was sold at 5% loss?

(1) 40 kg, 15 kg

(2) 30 kg, 10 kg

(3) 35 kg, 40 kg

(4) 40 kg, 10 kg

6. If 6 years are subtracted from the present age of Randheer and the
remainder is divided by 18, then the present age of his grandson Anup is
obtained. If Anup is 2 years younger to Mahesh, whose age is 5 years, then what
is the age of Randheer?

(1) 84 years

(2) 96 years

(3) 48 years

(4) 60 years

7. Two friends A and B jointly lent out Rs 81,600 at 4% per annum compound
interest. After 2 years A gets the same amount as B gets after 3 years. The
investment made by B was:

(1) Rs 40,000

(2) Rs 30,000

(3) Rs 45,000

(4) Rs 38,000

8. Two vessels contain spirit of 0.5 and 0.75 concentrations. If two litres
from the first vessel and three litres from the second vessel are mixed, then
what will be the ratio of the spirit and the water in the resultant solution?

(1) 7 : 17

(2) 13 : 7

(3) 15 : 17

(4) 17 : 15

9. The number of two-digit numbers exactly divisible by 3 is:

(1) 33               (2) 32              (3) 31               (4) 30

10. The diagonals of a rhombus are 24 cm and 10 cm. Its area is:

(1) 240 cm^2               (2) 312
cm^2               (3) 130 cm^2             (4)
120 cm^2

11. A circle road runs around a circular garden. If the difference between
the circumference of the outer circle and the inner circle is 44m, the width of
the road is:

(1) 4 m            (2) 7 m           (3) 3.5 m        (4) 7.5 m

12. Ratio of Ashok’s age to Pardeep’s age is 4 : 3. Ashok will be 26 years
old after 6 years. How old is Pardeep now?

(1) 18 years     (2) 21 years     (3) 15 years    
(4) 24 years

13. Dimensions of a cuboid are 25 cm * 20 cm * 4 cm. The volume of a cube
is half the volume of the cuboid. Total surface of such a cube is:

(1) 400 cm^2               (2) 600
cm^2              (3)
800 cm^2              (4) 1200 cm^2

14. A garden is 24 m long and 14 m wide. There is a path 1 m wide outside
the garden along its sides. If the path is to be constructed with square marble
tiles 20 cm * 20 cm, the number of tiles required to cover the path is:

(1) 1800           (2) 200             (3) 2000           (4) 2150

15. How many litres of water flows out of a pipe of cross-section 5 cm2 in
1 min. If the speed of water in the pipe is 20 cm/sec?

(1) 2 litres       (2) 5 litres       (3) 6 litres       (4) 9 litres

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Answers

1(4)    2(4)    
3(2)    4(2)     5(4)     6(4)  
7(1)    8(2)     9(4)  
 10(4)    11(2)   
12(3)     13(2)    14(3)    
15(3)

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