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 simple and compound interests
on a sum of money for 2 year are Rs. 8400 and Rs. 8652 respectively. The rate
of interest per annum is?   

(a) 4.5%                (b) 6%                (c) 7.5%            (d) 9%

2.  A man can
row against the current three-fourth of a kilometer in 15 minutes and returns
the same distance in 10 minutes. The ratio of his speed to that of the current

(a) 3:5                        (b) 5:3                  (c) 1:5            (d) 5:1

3.  Two places A
and B are 100 km apart on a highway. One car starts from A and another from B
at the same time. If the cars travel in the same direction at a constant speed,
they meet in 5 hours. If the cars travel towards each other, they meet in 1
hour. What is the speed of the car running faster?

(a) 32 km/hr             (b) 40 km/hr           (c) 50 km/hr           (d) 60 km/hr

4.  A can
complete a piece of work in 12 days. B is 60% more efficient than A. The number
of days, that B will take to complete the same work, is?

(a) 6                    (b) 7(1/2)                    (c) 8             (d) 8(1/2)

5.  Two pipes
can fill an empty tank separately in 24 minutes and 40 minutes respectively and
a third pipe can empty 30 gallons of water per minute. If all the three pipes
are open, empty tank becomes full in one hour. The capacity of the tank (in
gallons) is?

(a) 400                  (b) 500               (c)
600             (d) 800

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