# Aptitude test for Government jobs - Set 2

1)   Marked price of a TV is 20% more than its cost price. Yet Ajay gives a discount of 30% while selling the TV.  How much per cent loss did he incur?

a. 10%
b. 16%
c. 5%
d. 50%
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 16% Explanation: 2)   What angle is formed between the minutes hand and seconds’ hand of clock if they are 25 minutes apart?

a. 135°
b. 110°
c. 120°
d. 150°
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 150° Explanation: 3)   The minute hand and hour hand of a clock meet every 62 minutes. Does the clock gain or lose in 24 hours. And how much does it lose or gain?

a. 66(5/11) minutes
b. 72(7/11) minutes
c. 78(74/11) minutes
d. 56(65/11) minutes
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 78(74/11) minutes Explanation: 4)   Since Raj was not paying attention in class, instead of multiplying M by 3/4, he divided by 3/4. This led to a difference of 14 between the two answers. What is value of M?

a. 12
b. 30
c. 24
d. 10
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 24 Explanation: 5)   What is increasing order of the fractions 6/7, 8/9, 7/8,  9/10?

a. 6/7, 8/9, 7/8, 9/10
b. 9/10, 7/8, 8/9, 6/7
c. 6/7, 7/8, 8/9, 9/10
d. 9/10, 8/9, 7/8, 6/7
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 6/7, 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 Explanation: 6)   Eiffel tower’s 1/5th part is painted bronze. 1/4th of the remaining part is painted maroon. Rest of the Eiffel tower has golden color. If the height of this golden colored part is 450m, what is Eiffel towers’ height?

a. 2250m
b. 1350m
c. 1000m
d. 750m
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 750m Explanation: 7)   What greatest number divides 17, 42 and 93 and leaves remainders 4, 3 and 15, respectively?

a. 89
b. 78
c. 13
d. 17
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 13 Explanation: 8)   There are 3 equilateral triangles with sides 114cm, 76cm and 152 cm. What maximum size scale can measure them exactly?

a. 19 cm
b. 21 cm
c. 38 cm
d. None of the above
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 38 cm Explanation: 9)   Ramesh arranged his 17424 chocolates in such a way that there are as many rows as there are chocolates in each row. How many chocolates did he place in each row?

a. 138
b. 132
c. 141.2
d. 145.8
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 132 Explanation: 10)   What is 2252 ?

a. 50225
b. 50125
c. 55225
d. 50625
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 50625 Explanation: 11)   A pot was 2/3rd full with mud. Ramesh removed 18 scoops of mud. But later Suresh added 12 scoops of mud. When Ramesh checked the pot was 3/5th full.  How many scoops of mud can the pot contain?

a. 90
b. 60
c. 54
d. 144
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 90 Explanation: 12) a. 36
b. 445
c. - 663
d. - 575
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: - 575 Explanation: 13) a. 0.333…
b. 0.667
c. 0.6
d. 0.75
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 0.333… Explanation: 14)   A box has 6 black, 4 red, 2 white and 3 blue shirts. Find the probability of drawing 2 black shirts if they are picked randomly?

a. 1/8
b. 2/15
c. 6/15
d. 1/7
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 1/7 Explanation: 15)   A pot contains 40 litres of juice. How much juice will be there in the pot, if 4 litres of juice was removed and was replaced by water and this process was further repeated twice?

a. 32 litre
b. 32.29 litre
c. 28 litre
d. 29.16 litre
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 29.16 litre Explanation: 16)   P and Q jointly buy a hotel. P invests 6 times the investment of Q. On receiving profit of Rs. 84000 what will be P’s share in it?

a. Rs. 72000
b. Rs. 60000
c. Rs. 50000
d. Rs. 66000
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: Rs. 72000 Explanation: 17)   Aman and Guddi started a hotel with Rs. 20000 and Rs. 40000, respectively. Guddi did not want to continue and so she left after 7 months. But she was replaced immediately by Jayesh who invested Rs. 72000. At the end of the year the hotel showed profit of Rs. 50600. How much should Guddi get out of the profit?

a. Rs. 16100
b. Rs. 13800
c. Rs. 16866.67
d. Rs. 16500
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: Rs. 16100 Explanation: 18)   Uma wants to gain 15% profit on her sale of sugar. She buys 120 kg of sugar at Rs. 24 per kg to mix with 180 kg of sugar bought at Rs. 28 per kg. She sells the sugar mix at ….

a. Rs. 8159
b. Rs. 9108
c. Rs. 9756
d. Rs. 8564
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: Rs. 9108 Explanation: 19)   Chaman sells 40 fans at 10% profit. He wants a total of 20% profit on the entire sale. Since he got 160 fans at rate of Rs. 100 each, at what profit must he sell the remaining fans?

a. 70/3%
b. 160/58%
c. 30%
d. 100/3%
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 70/3% Explanation: 20)   In a class, there are 15 students. During a Christmas party all of them shook hands with each other only once. How many handshakes took place in the class?

a. 120
b. 210
c. 105
d. 55
 Answer  Explanation ANSWER: 105 Explanation: 