Dear PaGaLGuY readers,

As we all know, Quantitative Aptitude
or Numerical Aptitude is an important component of a number of competitive
examinations such as the UPSC Civil Services Examination, Banking Entrance
Examinations, SSC CGL/CHSL Examination, MBA Entrance Examination, Combined
Defence Services Examination, etc. In order to help you practice and improve
your quantitative ability, we are providing you this Quantitative Aptitude

Given below are a few questions from SSC
examinations held in the last few years. Leave your answers/ responses in the
comments section below and we’ll soon let you know the correct answers!

1. 7 years ago, the ages (in years)
of A and B were in the ratio 4 : 5; and 7 years hence they will be in the ratio
5 : 6. The present age of B is? 

(a) 56 years                (b) 63 years             (c) 70 years            (d) 77 years

2.  Two numbers
are such that their difference, their sum and their product are in the ratio of
1 : 7 : 24. The product of the numbers is?

(a) 24                         (b) 36                  (c) 48             (d) 60

3.  A, B, C are
partners in a business. During a particular year, A received one third of the
profit, B received one fourth of the profit and C received the remaining Rs.
5000. How much amount of money did A receive?

(a) Rs 1000            
(b) Rs 3000           (c) Rs 4000            (d) Rs 5000

4.  A sum of
money, deposited at some rate per cent per annum of compound interest, doubles
itself in 4 years. In how many years will it become 16 times of itself at the
same rate?

(a) 8                     (b) 10                    (c) 12             (d) 16

5.  What is the
difference between the compound interest and simple interest on Rs. 4000 at 5%
per annum for 2 years?

(a) 10                 
(b) 11                (c)
20             (d) 100

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