03 December 2015

IBPS Clerks Prelims - Numerical Ability Questions with Answers

1. In an urn there are 4 red balls and 3 blue balls. If two balls are
drawn at random, find the probability that none is red.
1) 1/5 2) 1/6 3) 3/7 4) 1/7 5) None of these

2. On annual day of a school some chocolates were to be distributed
equally among 420 children. But on that particular day, due to some
reason 140 more children of another school joined them, hence each
child got 1
chocolate less. How many chocolates were distributed among the children?
1) 1640 2) 1680 3) 1690 4) 1600 5) None of these

3. Ashish got the result of his 8th class. Each subject consists of a
maximum of 140 marks. If he scores 98 marks in Science; 129 marks in
Sanskrit; 131 marks in Maths, 110 marks in English and 120 marks in
Hindi, what was his percentage of marks in all the five subjects?
1) 84% 2) 82% 3) 77% 4) 79% 5) None of these

4. If Suresh sells two articles at a price of Rs. 9300, he incurs a
loss of Rs.3,100. At what price should he sell each article so that he
gets a profit of 25%?
1) Rs.15,500 2) Rs.7,350 3) Rs.7,650
4) Rs.7,750 5) None of these

5. There is a circular ground whose area is 246400 sq. metre. If a
person runs at the speed of 14.08 m/sec, then how much time will he
take to complete the circle?
1) 125 sec 2) 130 sec 3) 100 sec
4) 120 sec 5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): What should come in place of the question mark
(?) in the following number series?
6. 2 4 16 96 768 ? 92160
1) 7680 2) 7580 3) 7608 4) 7090 5) 7860

7. 14 36 ? 300 894 2676 8022
1) 101 2) 102 3) 103 4) 104 5) None of these

8. 5 8 13 20 ? 44 61
1) 29 2) 30 3) 31 4) 32 5) 37

9. 11 16 31 56 91 136 ?
1) 171 2) 181 3) 185 4) 191 5) 197

10. 3 4 12 45 196 ?
1) 985 2) 990 3) 995 4) 1000 5) 1005

11. The simple interest accrued in 2 years on a principal of Rs.24,000
is one-eighth of the principal. What is the rate of simple interest
p.c.p.a?
1) 5% 2) 4.5% 3) 6.25%
4) 7.25% 5) None of these

12. If the person runs 14.35 km in five weeks, then what distance does
he travel every day?
1) 400 m 2) 410 m 3) 405 m 4) 415 m 5) None of these

13. If a train 280 metre long runs at the speed of 7.4 m/second, how
much time will it take to cross a platform 460 metre long?
1) 95 sec 2) 96 sec 3) 98 sec 4) 99 sec 5) 100 sec

14. If a trader sells his stock of oranges at Rs.18,270, he gains 45
percent. What is the cost price of total stock of oranges?
1) Rs.12,600 2) Rs.13,600 3) Rs.12,650
4) Rs.13,650 5) None of these

Answers:

1-4; 2-2; 3-1; 4-4; 5-1; 6-1; 7-2; 8-3; 9-4; 10-5; 11-3; 12-2; 13-5; 14-1.

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