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 we’ll soon let you know the correct answers!

Directions (1-10) In the following passage, some of words
have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it
is about. Then fill in the blanks with help of alternatives.

A (1) range of dilemmas and (2) issues (3) up for the
correspondent in war time. Is it the war reporter’s role to (4) conflict or
merely to (5) on it? How does a reporter draw the (6) between being a (7) and a
human being? Is it possible to maintain (8) in the face of genocidal violence
in Rwanda or Bosnia, for example? Is objectivity, that (9) value of journalism,
a good thing, or is it a/an (10) illusion?

1. (a) wide                      (b) diverse                 (c) bewildering              (d) stunning

2. (a) burning                (b) moral                      (c) rational                    (d) ethical

3. (a) crop                       (b) shoot                     (c)
grow                        (d) rise

4. (a) cover                    (b) settle                       (c) highlight                  (d) resolve

5. (a) dwell                     (b) touch                      (c) medicate                 (d)

6. (a) inference              (b) flak                         (c) conclusion               (d)

7. (a) professional          (b) reporter                 (c) media man               (d) newsman

8.   (a) decorum              (b) composure           (c) objectivity               (d) subjectivity

9. (a) basic                      (b) important              (c) supreme                (d)

10. (a) utopian              (b) gauch                     (c) baseless                 (d) unattainable

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Bank PO:










1(a)      2(d)   
3(a)          4(d)     
5(d)     6(d)    7(a)   
8(c)    9(d)    10(d)

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