# Data Sufficiency Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

**Dear Aspirants,**

Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 |

Quantitative Aptitude (Data Sufficiency) Section has always given heebie-jeebies to the aspirants whenever they appeared for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is has only got complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section, too, makes your blood run cold. The questions asked in this section are calculative and very time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy, speed and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Following is the quiz on Quantitative Aptitude (Mensuration) to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

**Directions (1-5): Each question below is followed by two statements A and B. You have to determine whether the data given in the statement is sufficient for answering the question. You should use the data and your knowledge of Mathematics to choose the best possible answer.**

**Give answer (a)**if the statement

**A alone**is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement B alone is not sufficient.

**Give answer (b)**if the statement

**B alone**is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement A alone is not sufficient.

**Give answer (c)**if both statements

**A and B together**are needed to answer the question.

**Give answer (d)**if either the statements

**A alone or statement B alone**is sufficient to answer the question

**Give answer (e)**if you

**cannot get**the answer from the statements

**A and B together,**but need even more data.

**Q1. Triangle ABC has angle BAC equal to 90°. What is the measure of the angle ABC?**

**A.**The angle ACB is 35°.

**B.**The angle CBA is 55°.

**Q2. X, Y and Z are three consecutive even numbers (not necessarily in this order). What is the sum of these numbers?**

**A.**The difference between X and Z is 4.

**B.**One-third of Y is 14.

**Q3. What is the salary of P, in a group of P, Q, R, S, T and U, whose average salary is Rs. 35,000?**

**A.**Total of the salary of Q and S is Rs. 54000.

**B.**Total of the salary of T and U is Rs. 58000.

**Q4. What is the rate p.c.p.a. on an amount of Rs. 6,000 deposited in a Bank?**

**A.**The simple interest for four years is Rs. 3600.

**B.**The difference between the simple interest and compound interest is Rs. 894.0375.

**Q5. What is the number?**

**A.**20% of that number is one fifth of that number.

**B.**5/6th of that number is less than that number by 15.

*Solutions (1-5):***Directions (6-10): Each of the questions consists of a question followed by three statements. You have to study the questions and the statements and decide which of the statements(s) is/are necessary to answer the question.**

**Q6. What is the area of the hall?**

**I.**Material cost of flooring per sq metre is Rs. 250

**II.**labour cost of flooring the hall is Rs. 3,500

**III.**Total cost of flooring the hall is Rs. 14,500

(a) I and II only

(b) II and III only

(c) All I, II and III

(d) Any two of the three

(e) None of these

**Q7. What was the percentage of discount offered?**

**I.**Profit earned by selling the article for Rs. 252 after giving discount was Rs. 52.

**II.**Had there been no discount the profit earned would have been Rs. 80

**III.**Had there been no discount the profit earned would have been 40%.

(a) I and II only

(b) II and either I or III only

(c) I and III only

(d) I and either II or III only

(e) None of these

**Q8. What is the speed of the train?**

**I.**The train crosses a signal pole in 13 sec.

**II.**The train crosses a platform of length 250 m in 27 seconds.

**III.**The train crosses another train running in the same direction in 32 seconds.

(a) I and II only

(b) I and III only

(c) II and III only

(d) Any two of the three

(e) None of these

**Q9. What is the population of State ‘A’?**

**I.**After increasing the population of State A by 15% it becomes 1.61 lakhs

**II.**Ratio of population of State A to that of State B is 7 : 8 respectively

**III.**Population of State B is 1.6 lakhs

(a) I only

(b) II and III only

(c) I and II only

(d) Either only I or II and III

(e) All I, II and III

**Q10. How many workers are required for completing the construction work in 10 days?**

**I.**20% of the work can be completed by 8 workers in 8 days

**II.**20 workers can complete the work in 16 days

**III.**One eighth of the work can be completed by 8 workers in 5 days

(a) I and II only

(b) II and III only

(c) I only

(d) III only

(e) Any one of three

*Solutions (6-10):***Directions (11-15): Given below are 3 statements with each question, you have to decide that which of the following statement/statements are necessary to answer the question.**

**Q11. X, Y and Z secured 45%, 50% and 60% marks respectively in Biology. W’s marks in Biology is 12.5 more than X’s marks and 4 less than Z’s marks. Find out the individual marks of four students.**

**A.**For the students total marks obtained for Biology is 311.5.

**B.**Total of W’s and X’s marks in Biology is 147.5.

**C.**Z has obtained 84 marks.

(a) A and B together

(b) Only C

(c) A and either B or C

(d) All together

(e) None of the above

**Q12. At what time will a train reach Lucknow from Patna?**

**A.**The train crosses another train of equal length of 97.5 m and running in opposite direction in 9 sec.

**B.**The train leaves Patna at 11:15 am for Lucknow, which is at a distance of 567 km.

**C.**The 97.50-m-long train crosses a signal pole in 5 sec.

(a) Only A

(b) B and C together

(c) A and C together

(d) All statements are required

(e) Only B

**Q13. Find the height of an equilateral triangle.**

**A.**Perimeter of the triangle is equal to the perimeter of the rectangle whose length and breadth are in the ratio of 5 :3.

**B.**Perimeter of a square is known, which is twice the perimeter of the triangle.

**C.**Area of the triangle is known.

(a) Any two of them

(b) Any of them

(c) Only C

(d) Either B or C alone

(e) A and either B or C

**Q14. What is the value of a two–digit number?**

**A.**The sum of the digits is 5.

**B.**The difference of the squares of the digits is 15.

**C.**The difference of their digits is 3.

(a) A and B together are sufficient

(b) B and C together are sufficient

(c) C and A together are sufficient

(d) Any one pair of A and B, B and C or C and A is sufficient

(e) Data inadequate

**Q15. A boat takes 2 hours to travel from point A to B in still water. To find out its speed upstream, which of the following information is/are required?**

**A.**Distance between point A and B.

**B.**Time taken to travel downstream from B to A.

**C.**Speed of the stream of water.

(a) All are required

(b) Any one pair of A and B, B and C or C and A is sufficient.

(c) Only A and B

(d) Only A and C