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# Aptitude Quiz for SSC / RRB/ APPSC / TSPSC Groups

1. The profit earned by selling an article for Rs.515 is equal to the loss incurred when the same article is sold for Rs.475. What should be the sale price of the article for making 40% profit?
A) Rs.693
B) Rs.707
C) Rs.683
D) Rs.673

2. A certain sum of money yields Rs.1261 as compound interest in 3 years at 5% per annum. The sum is ……..
A) Rs.9,000
B) Rs.8,400
C) Rs.7,500
D) Rs.8,000

3. If the income of Company A in the year 2015 and the expenditure of Company B in the year 2010 are Rs.98 lakh and Rs.85  lakh respectively, what is the sum of the expenditure of A in 2015 and the income of B in the year 2010?
A) Rs.189 lakh
B) Rs.183 lakh
C) Rs.155 lakh

D) Rs.217 lakh

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4. If I purchased 11 books for Rs.10 and sold all the books at the rate of 10 books for Rs.11, the profit percent is:
A) 10%
B) 11%
C) 21%
D) 100%

5. A cone of height 7 cm and base radius 3 cm is carved from a rectangular block of wood 10 cm × 5 cm × 2 cm. The percentage of wood wasted is:
A) 34%
B) 46%
C) 54%
D) 66%

6. Deepak purchased 120 reams of paper at Rs.80 per ream. He spent Rs.280 on transportation,
paid octroi at the rate of 40 paise per ream and paid Rs.72 to the coolie. If he wants to have a gain of 8%, the selling price per ream must be:
A) Rs.86
B) Rs.89
C) Rs.90
D) Rs.87.48

7. Three sets of English, Mathematics and Science books containing 336, 240, 96 books respectively have to be stacked in such a way that all the books are stored subject-wise and the height of each stack is the same. Total number of stacks will be …..
A) 14
B) 21
C) 22
D) 48

8. A student walks from his house at a speed of 21/2 km/h and reaches his school 6 minutes late. The next day he increases his speed by 1 km/h and reaches 6 minutes before school time. How far is the school from his house?
A) 5/4 km
B) 7/4 km
C) 9/ 4 km
D) 11/ 4 km

9. A sum of money at some rate of simple interest amounts to Rs.2,900 in 8 years and to Rs.3,000 in 10 years. The rate of interest per annum is ……
A) 4%
B) 2 1/2%
C) 3%
D) 2%

10. If the incomes of Company A and B are equal in the year 2012, what is the ratio of the expenditure of A to that of B?
A) 6 : 5
B) 15 : 16
C) 4 : 3
D) 3 : 2

11. When ‘n’ is divisible by 5 the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when n + 2 is divided
by 5?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 1
D) 4

12. Two pipes, P and Q can fill a cistern in 12 and 15 minutes respectively. Both are opened together, but at the end of 3 minutes, P is turned off. In how many more minutes will Q fill the cistern?
A) 7
B) 7 1/2
C) 8
D) 8 1/4

13. A man purchased 7 bags of rice at the rate of Rs.800 each, 8 bags of rice at Rs.1000 each and 5 bags of rice at the rate of Rs.1200 each. What is the average cost of one bag of rice?
A) Rs.1000
B) Rs.980
C) Rs.1120
D) Rs.1050

14. A loan of Rs.12,300 at 5% per annum compound interest is to be repaid in two equal annual installments at the end of every year. Find the amount of each installment.
A) Rs.6,651
B) Rs. 6,615
C) Rs. 6,516
D) Rs.6,156

15. A loss of 5% was suffered by selling an article for Rs.4,085. The cost price of the article was:
A) Rs.4,350
B) Rs.4,259.25
C) Rs.4,200
D) Rs.4,300