Quantitative Aptitude Quiz for SSC-CGL

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 Quiz.

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. In the xy-coordinate system, if
(a, b) and (a + 3, b + k) are two points on the line defined by the equation x
= 3y – 7, then k is equal to

(a) 9                     (b) 3                (c) 7/3                      (d) 1

2.  Two circle of radii 4 cm and 9 cm respectively
touch each other externally at a point and a common tangent touches them at the
points P and Q respectively. Then, the area of a square with one side PQ, is

(a) 72 sq cm
            (b) 144 sq cm                (c) 97 sq cm              (d) 194 sq cm

3. If (x + (1/x)), the value of (x^5
+ (1/(x^5))) is

 (a) 113

(b) 129

(c) 123

(d) 126

If (x^4 + (1/(x^4))) = 23, then the value of (x – (1/x))^2 will be

(a) -3             (b) 3                 (c) 7                 (d) -7

5. The population of a town is 15000.
If the number of males increases by 8% and that of females by 10%, then the
population would increases to 16300. Find the number of females in the town

3000                 (b) 5000                    (c) 4000                    (d) 6000

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1(c)               2(b)            3(c)                 4(a)               5(b)

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