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. The average of two numbers is 62.
If 2 is added to the smallest number, the ratio between the numbers becomes
1:2. The difference of the numbers is?

(a) 62          
(b) 44                (c) 84            (d) 24

2.  The cost
price of 25 articles is equal to the selling price of 20 of them. The gain or
loss percent is given by?

(a) 20% loss           
      (b) 25% gain                   (c) 60% loss              (d) 75% gain

3.  If 2^ (x+3)
= 32, then the value of 3^ (x+1) is equal to?

(a) 9           
(b) 27                (c) 81             (d) 72

4.  If a train
runs at 40 km/h, it reaches its destination late by 11 min. But if it runs at
50 km/h, it is late by 5 min only. The correct time (in min) for the train to
complete the journey is?     

(a) 15          
(b) 13             (c) 19             (d) 21

5.  A tree
increases annually by 1/8th of its height. By how much will it
increase after 2 yr, if it stands today 64 cm height?

(a) 74           
(b) 72           (c) 75             (d) 81

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