Stock and shares  Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) questions
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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.

