Previous Year Discount Questions for SSC CGL/MTS Exams


Dear maths lovers, Let your practice begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.It is impossible to study maths properly by just reading and listening. So, practise, practise & more practise. For that, we are providing here Quant Quiz of 15 questions on Discount, in accordance with the syllabus of SSC CGL.We have also provided Study Notes on all the topics.

Q1. Applied to a bill for Rs. 1,00,000 the difference between a discount of 40% and two successive discounts of 36% and 4% is:
(a) Nil
(b) Rs. 1,440
(c) Rs. 2,500
(d) Rs. 4,000

Q2. The marked price of a watch is Rs. 1000. A retailer buys it at Rs. 810 after getting two successive discounts of 10% and another rate which is illegible. What is the second discount rate? 
(a) 15%
(b) 10%
(c) 8%
(d) 6.5%
Q3. A dealer buys a table listed at Rs. 1,500 and gets successive discounts of 20% and 10%. He spends Rs. 20 on transportation and sells at a profit of 20%. Find the selling price of the table (in rupees).
(a) 1320
(b) 1080
(c) 1200
(d) 1230

Q4. A shopkeeper marks his goods at 30% above the cost price but allows a discount of 10% at the time of sale. His gain is
(a) 21%
(b) 20%
(c) 18%
(d) 17%
Q5. What price should a shopkeeper mark on an article costing him Rs. 200 to gain 35% after allowing a discount of 25%?
(a) Rs. 270
(b) Rs. 300
(c) Rs. 330
(d) Rs. 360
Q7. A merchant purchases a wrist watch for Rs. 450 and fixes its list price in such a way that after allowing a discount of 10%, he earns a profit of 20%. Find the list price of the watch.
(a) Rs. 480
(b) Rs. 450
(c) Rs. 600
(d) Rs. 540

Q10. A seller increases the cost price of an article by 30% and fixed the marked price as Rs. 286. But during the sale, he gave 10% discount to the purchaser. Percentage of profit will be:
(a) 17
(b) 15
(c) 10
(d) 20
Q11. The cost of manufacturing an article was Rs. 900. The trader wants to gain 25% after giving a discount of 10%. The marked price must be:
(a) Rs. 1500
(b) Rs. 1250
(c) Rs. 1200
(d) Rs. 1000
Q12. A trader buys goods at 20% discount on the marked price. If he wants to make a profit of 25% after allowing a discount of 20%, by what percent should his marked price be greater than the original marked price?
(a) 15%
(b) 65%
(c) 25%
(d) 20%

Q14. The cost price of an article is 64% of the marked price. The gain percentage after allowing a discount of 12% on the marked price is:
(a) 37.5%
(b) 48%
(c) 50.5%
(d) 52%
Q15. While selling a watch, a shopkeeper gives a discount of 5%. If he gives a discount of 6%, he earns Rs. 15 less as profit. What is the marked price of the watch?
(a) Rs. 1,250
(b) Rs. 1,400
(c) Rs. 1,500
(d) Rs. 750

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