Previous years Mixture and Alligation Questions for SSC CGL Exams-2017

Dear Students, SSChas released the notification for CGL 2017. This time again the competition is going to be very stiff. Questions from Quant are asked in Tier-1 and Tier-II as well. Hence, you need to focus on this subject more. The only trick to master Quant is “practice‘. So, Practice daily. We are providing topic-wise quant quizzes, solve, learn, succeed.

Q1. A trader has 44 kg of rice, a part of which he sells at 14% profit and the rest at 8% loss. On the whole, his loss is 4%. What is the quantity sold at 8% loss?

(a) 36 kg

(b) 20 kg

(c) 28 kg

(d) 30 kg

Q2. A container contained 80L milk. From this container 8L of milk was taken out and replaced by water. This process was further repeated two times. How much milk is now contained in the container?

(a) 50 L

(b) 58.32 L

(c) 60 L

(d) 67.8 L

Q3. In an alloy, zinc, and copper are in the ratio 1: 2. In the second alloy, the same elements are in the ratio 2: 3. If these two alloys are mixed to form a new alloy in which two elements are in the ratio 5:8, the ratio of these two alloys in the new alloys is:

(a) 3: 10

(b) 3: 7

(c) 10: 3

(d) 7: 3

Q4. A jar contained a mixture of two liquids A and B in the ratio 4: 1. When 10 litres of the mixture was taken out and 10 litres of liquid B was poured in the jar, this ratio became 2: 3. The quantity of liquid B contained in the jar initially was:

(a) 4 litres

(b) 8 litres

(c) 16 litres

(d) 32 litres

Q5. The ratio in which two sugar solutions of the concentrations 15% and 40% are to be mixed to get a solution of concentration 20% is:

(a) 4: 1

(b) 3: 2

(c) 8: 9

(d) 9: 8

Q6. A vessel of 80 litres is filled with milk and water. 60% of milk and 40% of water are taken out of the vessel. It is found that the vessel is empty by 55%. Find the initial quantity of milk and water.

(a) 20 litres, 30 litres

(b) 30 litres, 50 litres

(c) 40 litres, 40 litres

(d) 60 litres, 20 litres

Q7. A mixture of 40 litres of milk and water contains 10% water. How much water must be added to make 40% water in the new mixture?

(a) 3 litres

(b) 4 litres

(c) 20 litres

(d) 6 litres

Q8. A man mixes 5 kilolitres of milk at Rs. 600 per kiloliter with 6 kilolitres of milk at Rs. 540 per kiloliter. How many kilolitres of water should be added to make the average value of the mixture Rs. 480 per kilolitre?

(a) 7

(b) 9

(c) 2

(d) 13

Q9. Gold is 19 litres as heavy as water and copper is 9 times as heavy as water. In what ratio should these metals be mixed so that the mixture may be 15 litres as heavy as water ?

(a) 2 : 3

(b) 3 : 2

(c) 2 : 4

(d) 4 : 2

Q10. How much tea at Rs. 4 a kg should be added to 15 kg of tea at Rs. 10 a kg so that the mixture be worth Rs. 6.50 a kg ?

(a) 15 kg

(b) 35 kg

(c) 25 kg

(d) 21 kg

Q11. A sum of Rs. 6.40 is made up of 80 coins which are either 10-paise or 5-paise coins. How many are coins of 5-paise?

(a) 24

(b) 28

(c) 32

(d) 36

Q12. In a zoo, there are rabbits and pigeons. If the heads are counted, there are 200 and if legs are counted, there are 580. How many pigeons are there ?

(a) 105

(b) 110

(c) 115

(d) 120

Q13. A man has 60 pens. He sells some of these at a profit of 12% and the rest at 8% loss. On the whole, he gets a profit of 11%. How many pens were sold at 12% profit.

(a) 47

(b) 52

(c) 55

(d) 57

Q14. A sum of Rs. 41 was divided amount 50 children. Each boy gets 90 paise and each girl 65 paise. The number of boys is

(a) 32

(b) 34

(c) 36

(d) 38

Q15. 200 litres of mixture contains 15% water and the rest is milk. The amount of milk that must be added so that the resulting mixture contains 87.5% milk is: