Top 10 arithmetic aptitude questions and answers

Preparing for competitive examinations is a must if you are planning to seriously crack it. Competitive examinations require hard work and a lot of practice. If you are planning to sit for MBA exams like CAT, MAT XAT and the like or bank exams like the IBPS PO, SBI PO and RBI or hotel management examinations or government exams like the SSC, then you must know that a major portion of the paper is based on arithmetic ability. These are the top 5 arithmetic aptitude questions that have been asked in previous years and the types of which are repeated every year.

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If a number is decreased by 4 and divided by 6, the result is 8. What would be the result if 2 is subtracted from the number and then it is divided by 5?

         a. 9 2/3         b. 10          c.  10 1/5               d.  11 1/5               e.  none of these

The ratio of the ages of a man and his wife is 4:3. After 4 years, this ratio will be 9:7. If at the time of marriage, the ratio was 5:3, then how many years ago were they married?

         a. 8 years         b. 10 years         c. 12 years           d. 15 years

The price of a car is Rs. 3, 25,000. It was insured to 85% of its price. The car was damaged completely in an accident and the insurance company paid 90% of the insurance. What was the difference between the price of the car and the amount received?

        a. Rs 32,500          b. Rs 48,750         c. Rs 76,375              d. Rs 81,250

Padam purchased 30kg of rice at a rate of Rs 17.50 per kg and 30 kg rice at a certain rate. He mixed the two and sold the entire quantity at the rate of Rs. 18.60 per kg and made 20% overall profit. At what price per kg did he purchase the lot of 30 kg rice?

         a. Rs 12.50              b. Rs 13.50                   c. Rs 14.50                d. Rs 15.50           e. none of these.

A machine P can print 1 lakh books in 8 hours; machine Q can print the same number of books in 10 hours while machine R can print them in 12 hours. All the machines are started at 9 am while machine P is closed at 11 am and the remaining two machines complete the work. Approximately at what time will the work be finished?

         a. 30 am                  b. 12 noon                   c. 12.30 pm               d. 1 pm


a. 10 12 years

b.  Rs 76375

c. Rs 13.50

d. 1pm

You should prepare yourself well before you try to solve these questions. After full preparation if you manage to crack all these questions then you will be way ahead of all in your examinations. These are the types of questions that are surely going to be repeated year after year with some changes in pattern. Therefore work hard and prepare well with the help of these questions.

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