# Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS SO Prelims 2017 (Check Detailed Solutions)

**Dear Students,**

**Quantitative Aptitude Questions for IBPS SO Pre 2017**

**Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan**was a Indian mathematician and autodidact, noted for his extraordinary achievements in the field of mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Be motivated like him and practice hard. Here are Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS SO Prelims 2017.Quantitative Aptitude is a very important section you must prepare if you are aiming for a job in Bank or Insurance sector. These two weeks are very important as IBPS SO Prelims and IBPS Clerk Mains are lined up. So, these 15 questions can help you practice three very important topics of Quant Section.

**Q1. The ratio of the prices of two flates P and Q was 5 : 7 last year. This year, the price of P is increased by 20 per cent and that of Q by Rs. 45,000. If their prices are now in the ratio 9 : 11, the price of Q last year was:**

(a) Rs. 9,60,000

(b) Rs. 9,45,000

(c) Rs. 9,80,000

(d) Rs. 8,00,000

(e) None of the above

**Q2. One fashion designer group has to make 720 dresses and another one 840 dresses during the same period of time. In the first group the order was ready 4 days ahead of time and in the second group, 8 days ahead of time. How many dresses did each fashion designer group make a day if the second fashion designer group made 20 dresses more a day than the first?**

(a) 54 and 75

(b) 24 and 48

(c) 40 and 60

(d) 44 and 25

(e) 36 and 54

**Q3. There were 52 students in a hostel. Due to the admission of 16 new students, the expenses of the mess increases by Rs. 44 per day while the average expenditure per head diminished by Rs. 4. What was the original expenditure of the mess?**

(a) Rs. 1027

(b) Rs. 1107

(c) Rs. 1050

(d) Rs. 850

(e) Rs 927

**Q4. Six years ago, the ages of the members of a joint family of six people added up to 168 years. Four years later, one member died at the age of 54 years and a child was born during the same year. After another four years, one more member died, again at 54 and a child was born during the same year. The current average age of this six-member joint family is nearest to:**

(a) 22 years

(b) 20 years

(c) 25 years

(d) 26 years

(e) 23 years

**Q5. A boy was asked of his age by his teacher. The boy said, ‘The number you get when you subtract 28 times my age from thrice the square of my age will be seven times of your age.’ If the teacher’s age is 28, then the age of the boy is:**

(a) 28 years

(b) 21 years

(c) 14 years

(d) 25 years

(e) 18 years

*Solutions (1-5):*

*Directions (Q.6-10): The following table shows the number of students who have applied for SO post in various Banks in 4 different years.***Note: T = total candidates, M : F = ratio of male and female candidates.**

**Q6. In 2015, 200/3% female candidates of total female candidates who had applied for SO post in SBI and 250/3% male candidates of total male candidates who had applied for SO post in HDFC bank were declared as qualified in the written exam. Find the difference between male and female candidates who had qualified the written exam?**

(a) 18

(b) 12

(c) 10

(d) 20

(e) 15

**Q7. A list was made by listing the number of female candidates who had applied for SO post in all banks in 2016. Somehow the number of female candidates of PNB was swapped with number of male candidates of same bank. Find by what number the average number of female candidates who had applied for the SO post in all banks differ?**

(a) 266

(b) 166

(c) 156

(d) 257

(e) 167

**Q8. What is the average number of male candidates in AXIS bank who had applied for the SO post throughout all the years together?**

(a) 630

(b) 700

(c) 620

(d) 731

(e) 625

**Q9. Find the ratio of number of male candidates who had applied for the SO post in banks PNB and AXIS together in 2015 and that in banks ICICI and HDFC together in 2017?**

(a) 322 : 261

(b) 335 : 274

(c) 217: 249

(d) 5 : 4

(e) None of these

**Q10. 200/3% of female candidates applied for SO post in SBI in 2015 are what percent of male candidates applied for the SO post in ICICI bank in same year?**

*Directions (Q.11-15): What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series?***Q11. 43, 21.5, 86, 43, 172, ?**

(a) 84

(b) 86

(c) 82

(d) 86.5

(e) 96

**Q12. 1254, 525, 182, 57, 30, ?**

(a) 29

(b) 31

(c) 27

(d) 28

(e) 22

**Q13. 13, 42, 76, 117, 167, ?**

(a) 224

(b) 232

(c) 228

(d) 230

(e) 229

**Q14. 5, 6, 9.5, 15, 18.5, 33, 32, ?**

(a) 51

(b) 68

(c) 58

(d) 60

(e) 63

**Q15. 12, 6, 9, 22.5, 78.75, ?**

(a) 345.375

(b) 354.375

(c) 374.535

(d) 375.435

(e) 343.755