Quant Questions

1

What is the minimum value of 9 tan2 θ + 4 cot2 θ

  1. 6
  2. 9
  3. 12
  4. 13
2

If D is the number of degrees and R is the number of radians in an angle θ, then which one of the following is correct?

  1. πD = 180R
  2. πD = 90R
  3. πR = 180D
  4. πR = 90D
3

The geometric mean of 32, 4, 8, X, 2 is 8. What is the value of X?

  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 8
  4. 16
4

The mean of 100 values is 45. If 15 is added to each of the first forty values and 5 is subtracted from each of the remaining sixty values, the new mean becomes

  1. 45
  2. 48
  3. 51
  4. 55
5

The arithmetic mean and geometric mean of two numbers are 14 and 12 respectively. What is the harmonic mean of the numbers?

  1. 32/3
  2. 10
  3. 72/7
  4. 13
6

Ten observations 6, 14, 15, 17, x + 1, 2x - 13, 30, 32, 34 and 43 are written in ascending order. The median of the data is 24. What is x?

  1. 15
  2. 18
  3. 20
  4. 24
7

Which one of the following relations for the numbers 10, 7, 8, 5, 6, 8, 5, 8, 6 is correct?

  1. Mean = Mode
  2. Mean = Median
  3. Mean > Median
  4. Mean > Mode
8

In histogram the width of the bars is proportional to

  1. number of classes
  2. class interval
  3. cumulative frequency
  4. frequency
9

Consider the following frequency distribution:

What are the values of f1 and f2 respectively?

  1. 10 and 17
  2. 17 and 10
  3. 11 and 16
  4. 16 and 11
10

An individual purchases three qualities of pencils. The relevant data is given below:

It is known that the average price per pencil is ₹1.25. What is the value of x?

  1. ₹10
  2. ₹30
  3. ₹40
  4. ₹60
11

In an asymmetrical-distribution, if the mean and median of the distribution are 270 and 220 respectively, then the mode of the data is

  1. 120
  2. 220
  3. 280
  4. 370
12

In a pie diagram, there are four slices with angles 150°, 90°, 60° and 60°. A new pie diagram is formed by deleting one of the slices having angle 60° in the given pie diagram. In the new pie diagram

  1. The largest slice has angle 150°
  2. The smallest slice has angle 70°
  3. The largest slice has angle 180°
  4. The smallest slice has angle 90°
13

Consider the following distribution:

If the mean of the above distribution is 50, what is the value of f?

  1. 24
  2. 34
  3. 56
  4. 96
14

The mean marks obtained by 300 students in a subject are 60. The mean of top 100 students was found to be 80 and the mean of last 100 students was found to be 50. The mean marks of the remaining 100 students are

  1. 70
  2. 65
  3. 60
  4. 50
15

The mean of 5 numbers is 15. If one more number is included, the mean of the 6 numbers becomes 17. What is the included number?

  1. 24
  2. 25
  3. 26
  4. 27
16

25 kg of alloy X is mixed with 125 kg of alloy Y. If the amount of lead and tin in the alloy X is in the ratio 1:2 and the amount of lead and tin in the alloy Y is in the ratio 2:3, then what is the ratio of lead to tin in the mixture?

  1. 1:2
  2. 2:3
  3. 3:5
  4. 7:11
17

In a group of persons, 70% of the persons are male and 30% of the persons are married. If two sevenths of males are married, what fraction of the females is single?

  1. 2/7
  2. 3/7
  3. 2/3
  4. 1/3
18

The tank-full petrol in Arun's motor-cycle lasts for 10 days. If he starts using 25% more everyday, how many days will the tank-full petrol last?

  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
19

An employee is required to contribute 10% of his pay to General Provident Fund. If he gets ₹13,500 as net pay in a month, then what is the monthly General Provident Fund contribution (assuming no other deductions)?

  1. ₹ 1215
  2. ₹ 1350
  3. ₹ 1500
  4. ₹ 1650
20

A man loses 20% of his money. After spending 25% of the remainder, he has ₹ 480 left. What is the amount of money he originally had?

  1. ₹ 600
  2. ₹ 720
  3. ₹ 800
  4. ₹ 840
21

What is 5% of 50% of 500?

  1. 1.25
  2. 12.5
  3. 6.25
  4. 25
22

If m% of m + n% of n = 2% of (m × n), then what percentage of m is n?

  1. 25%
  2. 50%
  3. 75%
  4. 100%
23

The price of an article is ₹ 25. After two successive cuts by the same percentage, the price becomes ₹ 20.25. If each time the cut was x%, then

  1. x = 9
  2. x = 10
  3. x = 11
  4. x = 11.5
24

The radius of the base of a right circular cone is increased by 15% keeping the height fixed. The volume of the cone will be increased by

  1. 34.75%
  2. 32.25%
  3. 31%
  4. 30%
25

What is the number whose 20% is 30% of 40?

  1. 50
  2. 60
  3. 80
  4. 90
26

In a certain year, a school had 60% boys and 40% girls as students. In the next five years the number of boys decreased by 10% and the number of girls increased by 10%. What is the change in total roll strength of the school in the five years?

  1. 3% increase
  2. 2% decrease
  3. No change
  4. 5% decrease
27

If each of the dimensions of a rectangle is increased by 200%, the area is increased by

  1. 300%
  2. 400%
  3. 600%
  4. 800%
28

5/9 th part of the population in a village are males. If 30% of the males are married, the percentage of unmarried females in the total population is

  1. 20 2/9
  2. 27 2/9
  3. 27 7/9
  4. 29 2/9
29

If a% of a + b% of b = 2% of ab, then what percent of a is b?

  1. 50%
  2. 75%
  3. 100%
  4. Cannot be determined
30

The difference between compound interest and the simple interest at the same rate of interest R percent per annum on an amount of Rs. 15,000 for two years is Rs. 96. What is the value of R?

  1. 8
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. Cannot be determined due to insufficient data
31

What is the least number of complete years in which a sum of money at 20% compound interest will be more than doubled?

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7
32

There is 60% increase in an amount in 6 years at simple interest. What will be the compound interest on Rs. 12,000 after 3 years at the same rate of interest?

  1. Rs. 6,240
  2. Rs. 2,160
  3. Rs. 3,972
  4. Rs. 3,120
33

A sum of money on compound interest amounts to Rs. 9680 in 2 yr and Rs. 10648 in 3 yr. What is the rate of interest per annum?

  1. 5%
  2. 10%
  3. 15%
  4. 20%
34

A sum of money becomes 3 times in 5 years at simple interest. In how many years will the same sum become 6 times at the same rate of simple interest?

  1. 10.5 years
  2. 12 years
  3. 12.5 years
  4. 10 years
35

The principal on which a simple interest of Rs. 55 will be obtained after 9 months at the rate of 3⅔% per annum is

  1. Rs. 1000
  2. Rs. 1500
  3. Rs. 2000
  4. Rs. 2500
36

A certain sum at simple interest amounts to Rs.1350 in 5 years and to Rs.1620 in 8 years. What is the sum?

  1. Rs.900
  2. Rs.800
  3. Rs.700
  4. Rs.1000
37

What is the compound interest on ₹1600 at 25% per annum of 2 year compounded annually

  1. ₹ 900
  2. ₹ 800
  3. ₹ 750
  4. ₹ 700
38

An automobile financer claims to be lending money at simple interest, but he includes the interest every six months for calculating the principal. If he is charging the interest at the rate of 10%, the effective rate of interest becomes:

  1. 11%
  2. 10.75%
  3. 10.5%
  4. 10.25%
39

The difference between the simple and the compound interest on a certain sum of money at 4% per annum in 2 years is Rs. 10. What is the sum?

  1. Rs. 5,500
  2. Rs. 6,000
  3. Rs. 6,250
  4. Rs. 7,500
40

A merchant earns a profit of 20% by selling a basket containing 80 apples which cost Rs 240 but he gives one-fourth of it to his friend at cost price and sells the remaining apples. In order to earn the same profit, at what price must he sell each apple?

  1. Rs. 4.00
  2. Rs. 3.60
  3. Rs. 3.00
  4. Rs. 3.80
41

A person sold an article for Rs.136 and got 15% loss. Had he sold it for Rs.x, he would have got a profit of 15%. Which one of the following is correct?

  1. 170 < x < 180
  2. 160 < x < 170
  3. 180 < x < 190
  4. 190 < x < 200
42

A cloth store is offering Buy 3, Get 1 free. What is the net percentage discount being offered by the store?

  1. 20%
  2. 25%
  3. 30%
  4. 33.33%
43

A person selling an article for Rs. 96 finds that his loss percent is one-fourth of the amount of rupees that he paid for the article. What can be the cost price?

  1. Rs. 160 only
  2. Rs. 240 only
  3. Rs. 160 or Rs. 240
  4. Neither Rs. 160 nor Rs. 240
44

A person sold an article for Rs. 3600 and got a profit of 20%. Had he sold the article for Rs. 3150, how much profit would he have got?

  1. 10%
  2. 6%
  3. 5%
  4. 4%
45

A man sold two watches, each for Rs. 495. If he gained 10% on one watch and suffered a loss of 10% on the other, then what is the loss or gain percentage in the transaction?

  1. No gain, no loss
  2. 1% gain
  3. (100/99)% loss
  4. 1% loss
46

A man buys a television set which lists for Rs 5000 at 10% discount. He gets an additional 2% discount (after the first discount) for paying cash. What does he actually pay for the set?

  1. Rs. 4000
  2. Rs. 4400
  3. Rs. 4410
  4. Rs. 4500
47

On a 20% discount sale, an article costs Rs. 596. What was the original price of the article?

  1. Rs. 720
  2. Rs. 775
  3. Rs. 745
  4. Rs. 735
48

A fruit-seller buys lemons at 2 for a rupee and sells them at 5 three rupees. What is his gain percent?

  1. 10%
  2. 15%
  3. 20%
  4. 25%
49

Rajendra bought a mobile with 25% discount on the selling price. If the mobile cost him Rs. 4,875, what is the original selling price of the mobile?

  1. Rs. 6,300
  2. Rs. 6,400
  3. Rs. 6,500
  4. Rs. 6,600
50

If a + b = 5 and ab = 6, then what is the value of a3+ b3?

  1. 35
  2. 40
  3. 90
  4. 125