Quantitative Aptitude Quiz

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 the actual SSC – Examination held in June 2011. Leave your answers/ responses in the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

1. X is 3 times as fast as Y and is able to complete a piece of work in 40 days less than Y. Then, the time in which they can complete the work together is 

     (a) 15 days               (b) 10 days              (c) 7 1/2 days             (d) 5 days

2. A can contains a mixture of two liquids A and B in the ratio 7:5. When 9 L of mixture are drawn off and the can is filled with B, the ratio of A and B becomes 7:9. The volume of liquid A (in litres) contained by the can initially was

     (a) 10                         (b) 20                      (c) 21                          (d) 25

3. What number should be added or subtracted from each term of the ratio 17:24 so that it becomes equal to 1:2?

    (a) 5 is subtracted        (b) 10 is added        (c) 7 is added            (d) 10 is subtracted

4. The ratio of weekly incomes of A and B is 9:7 and the ratio of their expenditure is 4:3. If each saves Rs. 200 per week, then the sum of their weekly income is 

     (a) Rs. 3,200              (b) Rs.4, 200             (c) Rs. 4,800              (d) Rs. 5,600

5. Among three numbers, the first is twice the second and thrice the third. If the average of the three number is 49.5, then the difference between the first and the third number is

     (a) 54                         (b) 28                          (c) 39.5                    (d) 41.5

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