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 Service Examination, etc. In order to help you practise and improve your quantitative ability, we are providing you with this Quantitative Aptitude Quiz.

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

1. The cost of an apple is twice that of a banana and the cost of a banana is 25% less than that of a guava. If the cost of each type of fruit increases by 10%, then the percentage increase in cost of 4 bananas, 2 apples and 3 guavas is

(a) 10%                   (b) 12%                    (c) 16%                      (d) 18%

2. Walking at 6/7th of his usual speed, a man is 12 min too late. The usual time taken by him to cover that distance is

(a) 1 hr                     (b) 1 hr 12 min         (c) 1 hr 15 min            (d) 1 hr 20 min

3. If I walk at 5 km/hr, I miss a train by 7 min. If, however, I walk at 6 km/hr, I reach the station 5 min before the departure of the train. The distance (in km) between my house and the station is

(a) 6                            (b) 5                         (c) 4                            (d) 3

4. Rs. 800 becomes Rs. 956 in 3 years at a certain rate of simple interest. If the rate of interest is increased by 4%, what amount will Rs. 800 become in 3 years?

Rs. 1020.80             (b) Rs. 1025              (c) Rs. 1052               (d) Rs. 1050

5. Simple interest on a certain sum is 16/25 of the sum. The rate per cent, if the rate per cent and time (in year) are equal, is

6%                           (b) 8%                       (c) 10%                       (d) 12%