Quant Quiz for SSc CGL 2016 and Railways


1.A article passing through two hands is sold at a profit of 40% at the original cost price. If the 1st dealer makes a profit of 20%, then the profit per cent made by the second is 
(a) 15 2/3% 
(b) 16 2/3%
(c) 13 2/3%
(d) 112/3%

2.A merchant fixed the selling price of his articles at Rs. 700 after adding 40% profit to the cost price. As the sale was very low at this price level, he decided to fix the selling price at 10% profit. Find the new selling price.
(a) Rs. 450 
(b) Rs. 490
(c) Rs. 500
(d) Rs. 550

3.A trader purchases a watch and a wall clock for Rs. 390. He sells them making a profit of 10% on the watch and 15% on the wall clock. He earns a profit of Rs. 51.50. The difference between the original prices of the wall clock and the watch is equal to 
(a) Rs. 110
(b) Rs. 100
(c) Rs. 80
(d) Rs. 120

4.A merchant has 1000 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The quantity sold at 18% profit is 
(a) 500 kg
(b) 600 kg
(c) 400 kg
(d) 640 kg

5.A dealer buys an article marked at Rs. 25000 with 20% and 5% off. He spends Rs. 2000 on its repair and sells it for Rs. 25000. What is his gain or loss per cent?
(a) 21% loss
(b) 10.50% loss
(c) 19.05% gain
(d) 25% gain


6.A garrison of 1000 men had provisions for 48 days. After 8 days , a reinforcement of 600 men arrived. How long will now food last for?
(a) 35 days
(b) 30 days
(c) 23 days
(d) 45 days
(e) None of above

7.A tree is 12 m tall and casts an 8 m long shadow. At the same time, a flag pole casts a 100 m long shadow. How long is the flag pole?
(a) 150 m
(b) 200 m
(c) 125 m
(d) 115 m
(e) None of above

8.If 12 persons working 16 h per day earn Rs. 33600 per week, then how much will 18 persons earn working 12 h per day?
(a) Rs. 40000
(b) Rs. 35000
(c)  Rs. 28800
(d) Rs. 37800
(e) None of above


9.A and B started a business by investing Rs. 20000 and Rs. 25000, respectively. After 4 months B left and C joined by investing Rs. 15000. At the end of the year, there was a profit of Rs. 23000. What is C’s share?
(a) Rs. 8000
(b) Rs. 9000
(c) Rs. 6000
(d) Rs. 12000

10.A, B and C entered into partnership in a business. A got 3/5 of the profit. B and C distributed the remaining profit equally. If C got Rs. 400 less than A, the total profit was 
(a) Rs. 1600
(b) Rs. 1200
(c) Rs. 1000
(d) Rs. 800

Answers:
1.b
2.d
3.a
4.b
5.c
6.e (25 days)
7.a
8.d
9.c
10.c



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