Stock and shares - Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) questions

1)   What is the investment made if one invests in 15% stock at 50 and earns Rs.2000?
- Published on 06 Jul 15

a. 8000
b. 7000
c. 5000
d. 6000
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 5000

Explanation:
To earn Rs.15, investment = Rs.50.
Hence, to earn Rs.1500, investment = (1500*50)/15
= Rs.5000


2)   Find the number of shares that can be bought for Rs.8200 if the market value is Rs.20 each with brokerage being 2.5%.
- Published on 06 Jul 15

a. 450
b. 500
c. 400
d. 410
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 400

Explanation:

Cost of each share = (20 + 2.5% of 20) = Rs.20.5
Therefore, number of shares = 8200/20.5 = 400


3)   A company pays 12.5% dividend to its investors. If an investor buys Rs.50 shares and gets 25% on investment, at what price did the investor buy the shares?
- Published on 06 Jul 15

a. 6.25
b. 25
c. 50
d. 12.5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 25

Explanation:
Dividend on 1 share = (12.5 * 50)/100 = Rs.6.25
Rs.25 is income on an investment of Rs.100
Rs.6.25 is income on an investment of Rs. (6.25 * 100)/25 = Rs.25


4)   Ram can finish a puzzle in 3 hours and Shyam can do the same in 2 hours. Both of them finish the puzzle and get 15 candies. What is Ram’s share?
- Published on 12 Jun 15

a. 3
b. 6
c. 11
d. 12
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 6

Explanation:
The question is based on efficiency to do work.

Ram can finish a puzzle in 3 hours. Shyam can finish the puzzle in 2 hours.

=>In one hour Ram can finish 1/3rd of a puzzle

=>In one hour Shyam can finish half the puzzle

A total of 15 candies are to be shared amongst both of them

Hence Ram’s share must be = ((Work done by Ram in 1 hour)/(Work done by Shyam in one hour)+(Work done by Ram in hour))*15

=> 1/3/((1/2)+(1/3))*15

=> (1/3/(5/6))*15

=> 6/15*(15)

=>6 candies


5)   What investment must be made to obtain Rs 650 income from 10% stock at Rs 96?
- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. 3100
b. 6240
c. 3500
d. 6000
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 6240

Explanation:
Given market value = Rs 96

Required income = Rs 650

We assume the face value to be Rs 100.

To obtain 10% of face value, investment had to be Rs 96. So, in order to receive Rs 650, required investment is:

9.6*650=6240

Thus the investment should be Rs 6240.


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