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. On a certain principal the
compound interest compounded annually for the second year at 10% per annum is ₹
132. The principal is      

(a) Rs.1250                (b) Rs.1200               (c) Rs.1000                       (d)

2.  A man rows
upstream 36 km and downstream 48 km taking 6 hours each time. The speed of the
current is

(a) 0.5 kmph       
                (b) 2 kmph                  (c) 1 kmph            (d) 1.5 kmph

3.  A farmer
travelled a distance of 61 km in 9 hours. He travelled partly on foot at the
rate 4 kmph and partly on bicycle at the rate 9 kmph. The distance travelled on
foot is

(a) 16 km             (b)
14 km           (c)
17 km           (d) 15 km

4.  A tank has
two pipes. The first pipe can fill it in 4 hours and the second can empty it in
16 hours. If two pipes be opened together at a time, then the tank will be
filled in

(a) 5 ½ hours                    (b) 10 hours                  (c) 6 hours             (d) 5 1/3 hours

5.  A boat takes
half time in moving a certain distance downstream than upstream. The ratio of
the speed of the boat in still water and that of the current is

(a) 2 : 1                  (b) 1 : 2               (c)
4 : 3             (d) 3 : 1

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