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Numerical Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

Today is the Day 5 of the SBI Clerk 60 Days Study Plan and the topic for Today's Numerical Ability Practice Questions is Ratio and Proportion. Numerical Ability Section has given heebie-jeebies to the aspirants when they appear for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is only getting 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 Numerical Ability quiz to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

Q1. The sum of three numbers is 98. If the ratio of the first to the second is 2:3 and that of second to the third is 5 : 8  then the second number is:
(a) 20
(b) 30
(c) 38
(d) 48
(e) 52

Q3. Nehruji had ‘n chocolates. He distributed them among 4 children in the ratio  1/2:1/3:1/5:1/8. If he gave them each one a complete chocolate, the minimum number of chocolates that he had?
(a) 139
(b) 240
(c) 278
(d) 149
(e) 129

Q4. The total number of students of a school was 660. The ratio between boys and girls was 13:9. After some days, 30 girls joined the school and some boys left the school and new ratio between boys and girls become 6 : 5. The number of boys who left the school is:
(a) 50
(b) 40
(c) 30
(d) 60
(e) 45

Q5. The students in three classes are the ratio 4 : 6 : 9. If 12 students are increased in each class, the ratio changes to 7 : 9 : 12. Then the total number of students in the three classes before the increase is:
(a) 95
(b) 76
(c) 100
(d) 114
(e) 116

Solutions (1-5):

Q6. The income of A and B are in the ratio 5:3. The expenses of A, B and C are in the ratio 5: 5 : 2. If C spends Rs 2000 and B saves Rs. 700, then A saves
(a) Rs. 4500
(b) Rs. 1000
(c) Rs. 500
(d) Rs. 250
(e) Rs. 350

Q7. Rs. 180 contained in a box and number of one rupee, 50 paise and 25 paise coins in the ratio 2 : 3 : 4 respectively. What is the number of 50 paise coins?
(a)  60
(b) 120
(c) 150
(d)180
(e)140

Q8. A mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 5 : 1. On adding 5 liters of water, the ratio of milk and water becomes 5 : 2. The quantity of milk in the original mixture is.
(a) 16 liters
(b) 25 liters
(c) 22.75 liters
(d) 32.5 liters
(e) None of these

Q9. An alloy contains copper, zinc and nickel in the ratio 5 : 3 : 2. The quantity of nickel in kg that must be added to 100 kg of this alloy to have the new ratio 5 : 3 : 3, is
(a) 8
(b) 10
(c) 12
(d)15
(e) 18

Q10. The ratio of the ages of Ram and Rahim 10 years ago was 1 : 3. The ratio of their ages five years hence will be 2 : 3. Then the ratio of their present ages is.
(a)  1 : 2
(b)  4 : 7
(c)  3 : 5
(d)  2 : 5
(e)  4 : 5

Solutions (6-10):

Q11. The price of book varies directly as the number of pages in it and inversely as the time periods in years that have elapsed since the date of purchasing. Two books cost the same, however, the number of pages in first book is triple of the second book. If the first book was sold 18 Years ago, how long ago was the second book sold?
(a) 5 years
(b) 9 years
(c) 6 years
(d) 3 years
(e) 8 years

Q12. An amount of money is to be distributed among A, B and C in the ratio 3 : 1 : 5. The difference between B’s and C’s share is Rs. 3600. What is the total of A’s and B’s share?
(a) Rs. 5400
(b) Rs. 3600
(c) Rs. 2700
(d) Rs. 1800
(e) Rs. 2400

Q13. In 30 litres mixture of acid, the ratio of acid and water is 2 : 3. What amount of water should be added to the mixture so that the ratio of acid and water becomes 2 : 5?
(a) 10 litres
(b) 15 litres
(c) 18 litres
(d) 12 litres
(e) 24 litres

Q14. The salries of A, B and C are in the ratio 1 : 3 : 4 . If the salaries are increased by 5 %, 10% and 15% respectively, then the increased salaries will be in the ratio:
(a) 20 : 66 : 95
(b) 21 : 66 : 95
(c) 21 : 66 : 92
(d) 19 : 66 : 92
(e) None of these

Q15. A certain number is divided into two parts such that 5 times of the first part added to 11 time of the second part makes 7 time of the whole. The ratio of the first part to second part is:
(a) 2 : 1
(b) 5 : 11
(c) 7 : 5
(d) 2 : 3
(e) 3 : 5

Solutions (11-15): 