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## Numerical Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

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 Percentage quiz on Numerical Ability to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

Q1. The price of sugar is increased by 20%. As a result, a family has decreased its consumption by 20%. The expenditure of the family on sugar is decreased by:
(a) 0%
(b) 2.5%
(c) 4%
(d) 5%
(e) 4.5%

Q2. A reduction of 20% in the price of sugar enables a purchaser to obtain 3 kg more for Rs. 120. The original price (per kg) of sugar is:
(a) Rs. 15
(b) Rs. 12
(c) Rs. 10
(d) Rs. 8
(e) Rs. 14

Q3. In one litre of a mixture of alcohol and water, water is 30%. The amount of alcohol that must be added to the mixture so that the percentage of water in the mixture becomes 15% is:
(a) 1000 ml
(b) 700 ml
(c) 300 ml
(d) 900 ml
(e) 800 ml

Q4. Fresh grapes contain 70% water, while dry grapes contain 20% water. How many kgs of dry grapes can be obtained by 80 kg of fresh grapes?
(a) 30 kg
(b) 20 kg
(c) 35 kg
(d) 25 kg
(e) 32 kg

Q5. A papaya tree was planted 2 years ago. It increases at the rate of 20% every year. If at present, the height of the tree is 540 cm, what was it when the tree was planted?
(a) 375 cm
(b) 370 cm
(c) 380 cm
(d) 385 cm
(e) 390 cm

Solutions (1-5):

Q6. The population of a village decreases at the rate of 20% per annum. If its population 2 year ago was 10000, the present population is:
(a) 4600
(b) 6400
(c) 7600
(d) 6000
(e) 6500

Q7. A bill was passed in the parliament with 60% of the members voting for it which was 60 more than the number of members who opposed the bill. Find out the total number of members.
(a) 100
(b) 315
(c) 300
(d) 350
(e) 400

Q8. 8% of the voters in an election did not cast their votes. In this election, there were only two candidates. The winner by obtaining 48% of the casted votes defeated his opponent by 1100 votes. The total number of voters in the election was:
(a) 21000
(b) 23500
(c) 22000
(d) 27500
(e) 28500

Q9. A person bought 76 cows and sold 20 cows at 15% profit, 40 cows at 19% profit and remaining 16 cows at 25% profit and got a profit of Rs. 6570 as a whole. The cost price of each cow is:
(a) Rs. 450
(b) Rs. 425
(c) Rs. 420
(d) Rs. 400
(e) Rs. 520

Q10. In an examination A got 25% marks more than B, B got 10% less than C and C got 25% more than D. If D got 320 marks out of 500, the marks obtained by A were:
(a) 405
(b) 450
(c) 360
(d) 400
(e) 540

Solutions (6-10):

Q11. The ratio of the number of boys to that of girls in a school is 4 : 1. If 75% of boys and 70% of the girls are scholarship-holders, then the percentage of students who do not get scholarship is:
(a) 50 %
(b) 28 %
(c) 75 %
(d) 26 %
(e) 32 %

Q12. The expenses on rice, fish and oil of a family are in the ratio 12 : 17 : 3 respectively. The price of these articles are increased by 20%, 30% and 50% respectively. The total expenses of family on these articles are increased by:

Q13. The price of sugar is increased by 20%. If the expenditure on sugar has to be kept the same as earlier, the ratio between the reduction in consumption and the original consumption is:
(a) 1 : 3
(b) 1 : 4
(c) 1 : 6
(d) 1 : 5
(e) 6 : 1

Q14. The population of a town is 3, 11, 250. The ratio between women and men is 43 : 40. If there are 24% literate among men and 8% literate among women, the total number of literate persons in the town is:
(a) 41800
(b) 48900
(c) 56800
(d) 99600
(e) 96900

Q15. In a big garden 60% of the trees are coconut trees, 25% of the number of coconut trees are mango trees and 20% of the number of mango trees are apple trees. If the number of apple trees are 1500, then the number of trees in the garden is:
(a) 48000
(b) 50000
(c) 51000
(d) 45000
(e) 48500

Solutions (11-15):