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Previous Year Percentage, Profit and Loss Questions for SSC CGL Exams-2017

Dear Students, SSC has 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. The marked price of a radio is Rs. 240. The shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% and still gains 8%. If no discount is allowed, find his gain percent.
(a) 10%
(b) 15%
(c) 20%
(d) 35%

Q2. 5% more is gained by selling a goat for Rs. 1010 than by selling it for Rs. 1000. Find the cost price of the goat.
(a) Rs. 200
(b) Rs. 150
(c) Rs. 125
(d) Can’t determined



Q4. A piece of land came to a person through three middlemen each gaining 10%. If the person purchased the land for Rs. 1,46,410 the original cost of the land was:
(a) Rs. 1,10,000
(b) Rs. 1,50,000
(c) Rs. 1,75,800
(d) Rs. 2,00,000

Q5. Nikita bought 30 kg of wheat at the rate of Rs. 9.50 per kg and 40 kg of wheat at the rate of Rs. 7.50 per kg and mixed them. She sold the mixture at the rate of Rs. 8.50 per kg. Her total profit or loss in the transaction was:
(a) Rs. 2 loss
(b) Rs. 10 profit
(c) Rs. 7 loss
(d) Rs 7 Profit

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Total CP = 30 × 9.50 + 40 × 7.50
= 285 + 300
= 585
Total S.P = 8.50 × 70
= 595
Profit = Rs. 10

Q6. The total cost price of two watches is Rs. 420. One is sold at a profit of 16% and the other at a loss of 12%. There is no loss or gain in the whole transaction. The cost price of the watch on which the shopkeeper gains, is—
(a) 180
(b) 370
(c) 380
(d) 390

Q7. A sells goods to B at a profit of 20% and B sells it to C at a profit of 25%. If C pays Rs. 450 for it, what was the cost price for A?
(a) Rs. 300
(b) Rs. 125
(c) Rs. 150
(d) Rs. 175

Q10. Fresh fruit contains 68% water and dry fruit contains 20% water. How much dry fruit can be obtained from 100 kgs of fresh fruits?
(a) 32 kgs.
(b) 40 kgs.
(c) 52 kgs.
(d) 80 kgs.

Q11. In an election, a candidate who gets 84% of the votes is elected by a majority of 476 votes. What is the total number of votes polled?
(a) 900
(b) 810
(c) 600
(d) 700

Q12. If the numerator of a fraction is increased by 20% and its denominator decreased by 10%, the fraction becomes 3/2. What is the value of the original fraction?
(a) 2/3
(b) 7/8
(c) 9/8
(d) 6/7

Q13. After spending 20% on clothes, 10% on books, 9% on purchasing gifts for his girlfriend and 7% on others, Chandra has a balance of Rs. 2,700. How much money was there with him initially?
(a) Rs. 5,000
(b) Rs. 6,000
(c) Rs. 7,000
(d) None of these

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Let initial Amount = Rs.100
Money left = 100 – (20 + 10 + 9 + 7)
= Rs.(100 – 46)
= Rs. 54
This 54r = 2700
r = 50
100r = 5000

Q14. When the speed of a car is increased by 25%, the time taken reduces by 20 minutes in covering a certain distance. What is the actual time taken to cover the same distance by actual speed?
(a) 100 min.
(b) 120 min.
(c) 90 min.
(d) 80 min.

Q15. The salary of Akhil and Vijay is 20% and 30% less than the salary of Dinesh respectively. By what percentage is the salary of Akhil more than the salary of Vijay?
(a) 33.33%
(b) 50%
(c) 10%
(d) 14.28%

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