Quantitative Aptitude Quiz

Dear PaGaLGuy readers, several competitive examinations such as the UPSC Civil Services exam, SSC exams, Banking Entrance exams, MBA Entrance exams, etc. test the quantitative aptitude of candidates. For this reason, we present this quantitative aptitude quiz so that you can learn and practise as much as possible before your examinations. 

Here are a few selected questions from the UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) General Studies Paper II 2013. Give your answers/responses in the comments section below and we’ll soon let you know the correct answers!

In a rare coin collection, there is one gold coin for every three non-gold coins. 10 more gold coins are added to the collection and the ratio of gold coins to non-gold coins now becomes 1:2. Based on the information, the total number of coins in the collection now is





2. A gardener has 1000 plants. He wants to plant them in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remain the same. What is the minimum number of additional plants that he needs for this purpose?





3. A sum of Rs. 700 has to be used to give seven cash prizes to the students of a school for their overall academic performance. If each prize is Rs 20 less than its preceding prize, what is the least value of the prize?

Rs. 30

Rs. 40

Rs. 60

Rs. 80

4. Out of 120 applications for a post, 70 are male and 80 have a driver’s license. What is the ratio between the minimum to maximum number of males having driver’s license?

1 to 2

2 to 3

3 to 7

5 to 7

5. In a garrison, there was food for 1000 soldiers for one month. After 10 days, 1000 more soldiers joined the garrison. How long would the soldiers be able to carry on with the remaining food?

25 days

20 days

15 days

10 days

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