# Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

**Dear Aspirants,**

**Quantitative Aptitude Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017**

Quantitative Aptitude is a very important section you must prepare if you are aiming for a job in Bank or Insurance sector. So, these 15 questions can help you practice three very important topics of Quant Section.

**Q1. The ratio of present ages of P and Q is 8 : 5. After 4 years their ages will be in the ratio 4 : 3 respectively. What will be the ratio of P’s age after 7 years from now to Q’s age now?**

(a) 3 : 2

(b) 1 : 2

(c) 2 : 1

(d) 3 : 1

(e) 1 : 3

**Q2. Monthly salary of Dex is 1/4 th of his father’s monthly salary. Dex’s sister’s monthly salary is 2/5th of their father’s monthly salary. Dex’s sister pays Rs 12,800, which is 1/4th of her monthly salary as study loan. Savings and expenses made out of the monthly salary by Dex are in the respective ratio of 3 : 5. How much does Dex save each month?**

(a) Rs 12,000

(b) Rs 10,600

(c) Rs 10,400

(d) Rs 12,600

(e) Rs 12,400

S2. Ans.(a)

Sol.

Let his father’s monthly salary = Rs. 20x

∴ Dex’s monthly salary = 5x

And his sister’s monthly salary = 8x

But 1/4 × 8x = 12,800

⇒ x = 6,400

∴ Dex’s salary (monthly) = 32,000

∴ Monthly savings made by Mr. Dex

=3/8×32,000

=12,000

**Q3. Poorvi’s age 8 years ago is equal to the sum of present ages of her son and her daughter. 5 years hence, the ratio between her son’s age and her daughter’s age will be 7 : 6 respectively. Poorvi’s husband is 7 years elder than her. Her husband’s present age is thrice the present age of his son. What is their daughter’s present age?**

(a) 10 years

(b) 14 years

(c) 12 years

(d) 15 years

(e) 9 years

S3. Ans.(a)

Sol.

Let 5 years hence, age of son and daughter be 7x and 6x years respectively.

∴ Present age of son = (7x – 5) years

Present age of daughter = (6x – 5) years

∴ Present age of mother = (13x – 10 + 8)

= (13x – 2)

∴ Poorvi’s husband’s age = 13x – 2 + 7

= (13x + 5)

ATQ,

13x + 5 = 3 (7x – 5)

⇒ 13x + 5 = 21x – 15

⇒ x = 2.5

∴ Daughter’s present age = 6 × 2.5 – 5 = 10 years

**Q4. One-third of the contents of container evaporated on the first day and three fourths of the remaining evaporated on the second day. What part of the contents of the container is left at the end of the second day?**

(a) 1/4

(b) 1/2

(c) 1/8

(d) 1/6

(e) 5/6

**Q5. Three pots have the same volume. The ratio of milk and water in first, second and third pots is 3 : 2, 7 : 3 and 11 : 4 respectively. If the liquid of three pots is mixed, then the ratio of milk and water in the mixture is**

(a) 61 : 29

(b) 61 : 30

(c) 5 : 4

(d) 29 : 61

(e) 4 : 5

**Q6. Mr. Pandit owned 950 Gold coins all of which he distributed amongst his three daughters Lalita, Amita and Neeta. Lalita gave 25 Gold coins to her husband, Amita donated 15 Gold coins and Neeta made jewellery out of 30 Gold coins. The new respective ratio of the coins left with them was 20 : 73 : 83. How many Gold coins did Amita receive from Mr. Pandit**

(a) 415

(b) 380

(c) 400

(d) 350

(e) 360

S6. Ans.(b)

Sol.

Let left coins with them be 20x, 73x and 83x respectively

∴ (20x + 25) + (73x + 15) + (83x + 30) = 950

⇒ x = 5

∴ Amita’s part = 73 × 5 + 15 = 380

**Q7. The weight of a circular disc varies as the square of its radius when the thickness remains the same. It also varies as the thickness when the radius remains the same. Two discs have their thickness in the ratio of 9 : 8. The ratio of the radii, if the weight of the first is twice that of the second, is**

(a) 4 : 3

(b) 5 : 2

(c) 2 : 1

(d) 1 : 2

(e) 3 : 4

**Q8. A contractor employs 200 men to build a bund. They finish 5/6 of the work in 10 weeks. Then rain sets in and not only does the work remain suspended for 4 weeks but also half of the work already done is washed away. After the rain, when the work is resumed, only 140 men turn up. The total time in which the contractor is able to complete the work, assuming that there are no further disruptions in the schedule is**

(a) 25 weeks

(b) 26 weeks

(c) 24 weeks

(d) 20 weeks

(e) 27 weeks

**Q9. In a journey of 48 km travelled by tonga, rickshaw and cycle in that order, the distance covered by the three ways is in the ratio of 8 : 1 : 3 and charges per kilometer in that order are in the ratio of 8 : 1 : 4. If the tonga charges being 24 paise per kilometer, the total cost of the journey is**

(a) Rs 9.24

(b) Rs 10

(c) Rs 12

(d) Data inadequate

(e) Rs. 12.48

**Q10. A bag contains 25 paise, 50 paise and Rs 1 coins. There are 220 coins in all and the total amount in the bag is Rs 160. If there are thrice as many 1 Re. coins as there are 25 paise coins, then what is the number of 50paise coins?**

(a) 60

(b) 40

(c) 120

(d) 80

(e) 70

**Q11. The cost of an article (which is composed of raw materials and wages) was 3 times the value of the raw materials used. The cost of raw materials increased in the ratio 3 : 7 and wages increased in the ratio 4 : 9. Find the present cost of the article if its original cost was Rs 18.**

(a) Rs 41

(b) Rs 30

(c) Rs 40

(d) Rs 46

(e) Rs. 36

**Q12. A percious stone weighing 35 grams worth Rs 12,250 is accidentlly dropped and gets broken into two pieces having weights in the ratio of 2 : 5. If the price varies as the square of the weight then find the loss incurred?**

(a) Rs 5750

(b) Rs 6000

(c) Rs 5500

(d) Rs 5000

(e) Rs. 5200

**Q13. 40 men could have finished the whole project in 28 days, but due to the inclusion of a few more men, work got done in ¾ of the time. Find out how many more men were included (in whole numbes)?**

(a) 12

(b) 13

(c) 14

(d) Data inadequate

(e) None of these

*Directions (14-15): Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow:**Anshu gave Bobby and Chandana as many pens as each one of theme already had. Then Chandana gave Anshu and Bobby as many pens as each already had. Now each had an equal number of pens. The total number of pens is 72.*

**Q14. How many pens did Bobby have initially?**

(a) 24

(b) 18

(c) 12

(d) 6

(e) 8

**Q15. How many pens did Chandana have initially?**

(a) 24

(b) 18

(c) 12

(d) 6

(e) 16