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.  A person can
row 7.5 km/hr in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long to
row up as to row down the river. The speed of the stream is?

(a) 2 km/hr                   (b) 3 km/hr                  (c) 2.5 km/hr              (d) 3.5 km/hr

2. The average of marks of
28 students in Mathematics was 50; 8 students left the school 
and then the average
increased by 5. What is the average of marks obtained by the 
students who left the

(a) 37.5            (b) 42.5             (c) 45           (d) 50.5

3. If the sum of a few
numbers is 450 and their mean is 50 and if another number 100 is 
included, the mean would

(a) 55             (b) 60              (c) 75                     (d) 150

4. A tradesman sold an
article at a loss of 20%. If the selling price had been increased by 
₹ 100, there would have
been a gain of 5%. What was the cost price of the article?

(a) ₹ 400          (b) ₹ 500          (c) ₹ 600              (d) ₹ 300

5. Pure ghee costs ₹ 100
per kg. After adulterating it with vegetable oil costing ₹ 50 per 
kg, a shopkeeper sells the
mixture at the rate of ₹ 96 per kg, thereby making a profit of 
20%. In what ratio does he
mix the two?

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

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1(c)               2(a)             3(a)                 4(a)               5(c)

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