# Quantitative Aptitude Questions for NICL AO Prelims

**Dear Readers,**

**Q1. The average price of 3 diamonds of same weights is Rs. 5 crore, where the average price of the two costliest diamonds is double the price of the cheapest diamonds. The price of the cheapest diamond is**

(a) 3 crore

(b) 5 crore

(c) 1.66 crore

(d) can’t be determined

(e) None of these

**Q2. King Dashratha, at his eleventh hour, called his three queens and distributed his gold in the following way: He gave 50% of his wealth to his first wife, 50% of the rest to his second wife and again 50% of the rest to his third wife. If their combined share is worth, 1,30,900 kilograms of gold, find the quantity of gold King Dashratha was having initially?**

(a) 1,50,000 kg

(b) 1,49,600 kg

(c) 1,51,600 kg

(d) 1,52,600 kg

(e) None of these

**Q3. Ambani, businessmen, started off a business with very little capital, In the first year, he earned a profit of 50% and donated 50% of the total capital (initial capital + profit) to a charitable organization. The same course was followed in the 2nd and 3rd years also. If at the end of three years he is left with Rs. 16,875, then find the amount donated by him at the end of the 2nd year.**

(a) Rs. 45,000

(b) Rs. 12,500

(c) Rs. 22,500

(d) Rs. 20,000

(e) None of these

**Q4. A bookseller marks his books at an advance of 69% on the actual cost of production. He allows a discount of 15% and also given a copy free for every dozen sold at a time. What rate per cent profit does the bookseller make, if books are sold in lots of 12?**

(a) 32.6

(b) 47.5

(c) 24.9

(d) 25.5

(e) None of these

**Q5. A dog after traveling 50 km meets a swami who counsels him to go slower. He then proceeds at 3/4 of his former speed and arrives at his destination 35 minutes late. Had the meeting occurred 24 km further the dog would have reached its destination 25 minutes late. The speed of the dog is**

(a) 48 km/h

(b) 36 km/h

(c) 54 km/h

(d) 58 km/h

(e) 50 km/h

**Directions (6-10): In each of these questions, two equations (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer**

**(a) if x>y**

**(b) if x≥y**

**(c) if x<y**

**(d) if x ≤y**

**(e) if x = y or no relation can be established between x and y.**

**Directions (11 –15): What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?**

**Q11. 1548, 516, 129, 43, ?**

(a) 11

(b) 10.75

(c) 9.5

(b) 10.75

(c) 9.5

(d) 12

(e) None of these

(e) None of these

**Q12. 949, 189.8, ?, 22.776, 11.388, 6.8328**

(a) 48.24

(b) 53.86

(c) 74.26

(b) 53.86

(c) 74.26

(d) 56.94

(e) None of these

(e) None of these

**Q13. 121, 144, 190, 259, ?, 466**

(a) 351

(b) 349

(c) 374

(b) 349

(c) 374

(d) 328

(e) None of these

(e) None of these

**Q14. 14, 43.5, 264, ?, 76188**

(a) 3168

(b) 3174

(c) 1587

(b) 3174

(c) 1587

(d) 1590

(e) None of these

(e) None of these

**Q15. 20.5, 164, 2624, ?, 5373952**

(a) 104244

(b) 83968

(c) 94464

(b) 83968

(c) 94464