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 soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

1. In a college, the ratio of the
number of students studying in Arts, Commerce and Science was 3 : 5 : 8
respectively. If the number of the students in these streams be increased by
20%, 40% and 25% respectively, the new ratio of the number of students in these
streams will be

(a) 18 : 35 : 50                (b) 3 : 10 : 10                (c) 4 : 8 : 5              (d) 32 : 35 : 25

2. Lokesh bought an article for Rs. 2,500. He spent Rs. 320
on its shopping. He then sold it for Rs. 4089. What was the per cent profit he
had in this transaction?

(a) 38               (b) 45             (c) 46                 (d) 35

3. The respective ratio between the
present ages of Parag and Sapna is 21 : 19. Six years ago the respective ratio
between their ages was 9 : 8. How old is Lina if her present age is 12 years
less than Sapna’s present age?

(a) 38 years               (b) 28 years                 (c) 26 years                (d) 30 years

4.  The average
speed of a truck is 4/5 th of the average speed of a car. The car covers 520
kms in 8 hours. How much distance (in kms) will the truck cover in 9 hours?

(a) 459              
(b) 486             (c) 468         (d) 450

5. The cost of tiling a rectangular floor of room is
Rs. 6448 at the rate of Rs. 62 per square foot. The length of the room is 6
feet less than the side of a square room whose area is 361 square ft. What is
the breadth of the rectangular room?

8 ft            (b) 13 ft        (c) 7 ft      
(d) 9 ft

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