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 soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!
1. An ore contains 12% copper. How many kilogram
of ore are required to get 69 kg of copper?
(a) 424 kg (b) 575 kg (c) 828 kg (d) 1736 (2/3) kg
2. In what ratio must rice
at ₹ 8.60 per kg be mixed with rice at ₹ 11.40 per kg, so that the mixture be worth ₹
10.20 per kg.
(a) 3 : 4 (b) 4 : 3 (c) 2 : 4 (d) 4 : 2
3. A fisherman can slow 2
km against the stream in 20 min and return in 15 min. What is the speed of the
(a) 1 km/h (b) 6 km/h (c) 10 km/h (d) 2 km/h
4. How much would a sum of
₹ 16000 approximately amount to in 2 yr at 10% per annum compounded half
(a) ₹ 17423 (b) ₹ 18973 (c) ₹ 19448 (d) ₹ 19880
5. The value of k for
which x – 1 is a factor of 4(x^3) +
3(x^2) – 4x + k is?
(a) 3 (b) 1 (c) – 2 (d) -3
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1(b) 2(a) 3(a) 4(c) 5(d)