## Reasoning & Aptitude Multiple Choice Question and Answers Set 2

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1) A clock is set right at 5 a.m. The clock loses 16 minutes in 24 hours.What will be the true time when the clock indicates 10 p.m. on 4th day?
A) 12pm
B) 1pm
C) 2pm
D) 11pm
Answer: D) 11pm

2) Q 2 3 B 9 V 5 L S R F P

If one is subtracted from each of the numbers, which of the following will be the fourth to the right of the tenth from the right ?
A) 2
B) 4
C) 8
D) 1
Answer: B) 4

3) Two dice are tossed. The probability that the total score is a prime number is:
A) 5/12
B) 7/9
C) 1/2
D) 1/6
Answer: A) 5/12

4) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
If the first half of English alphabet is reversed and the second half of the English alphabet is left undisturbed then which letter will be 10th to the left of 16th letter from the left?
A) U
B) F
C) Z
D) H
Answer: D) H

5) At what time between 4 and 5 o'clock will the hands of a watch point in opposite directions?
A) (53 + 7/11) past 4
B) 54 past 4
C) (54 + 8/11) past 4
D) (54 + 6/11) past 4
Answer: D) (54 + 6/11) past 4

6) A man spends 35% of his income on food, 25% on children's education and 80% of the remaining on house rent. What percent of his income he is left with ?
A) 6 %
B) 10 %
C) 12 %
D) 8 %
Answer: D) 8 %

7) The last day of a century cannot be
A) Monday
B) Friday
C) Tuesday
D) Wednesday
Answer: C) Tuesday

8) What was the day of the week on 28th May, 2006?
A) Wednesday
B) Friday
C) Tuesday
D) Sunday
Answer: D) Sunday

9) What is the next number of the following sequence ?
21, 77, 165, 285, ......
A) 426
B) 437
C) 404
D) 415
Answer: B) 437

10) The average weight of 8 persons increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person ?
A) 85 kg
B) 80 kg
C) 75 kg
D) 70 kg
Answer: A) 85 kg

11) In an examination, a student scores 4 marks for every correct answer and loses 1 mark for every wrong answer. If he attempts all 60 questions and secures 130 marks, the no of questions he attempts correctly is :
A) 38
B) 40
C) 42
D) 35
Answer: A) 38

12) If ROSE is coded as 6821, CHAIR is coded as 73456 and PREACH is coded as 961473, what will be the code for SEARCH ?
A) 246173
B) 214673
C) 214763
D) 216473
Answer: B) 214673

13) A girl introduced a boy as the son of' the daughter of the father of her uncle. The boy is girl's
A) Son-in-law
B) Brother
C) Son
D) Uncle
Answer: B) Brother

14) At what time between 5 and 6 o' clock are the hands of a 3 minutes apart ?
A) 12min
B) 13min
C) 24min
D) 14min
Answer: C) 24min

15) A, B, C rent a pasture. A puts 10 oxen for 7 months, B puts 12 oxen for 5 months and C puts 15 oxen for 3 months for grazing. If the rent of the pasture is Rs. 175, how much must C pay as his share of rent?
A) Rs. 55
B) Rs. 50
C) Rs. 45
D) Rs. 60
16) In 10 years, A will be twice as old as B was 10 years ago. If A is now 9 years older than B, the present age of B is :
A) 19
B) 29
C) 39
D) 49
Answer: C) 39

17) In a certain code language,
(A) ‘pit na som’ means ‘bring me water’
(B) ‘na jo tod’ means ‘water is life’
(C) ‘tub od pit’ means 'give me toy’
(D) ‘jo lin kot’ means ‘life and death’
Which of the following represents 'is' in that language ?
A) na
B) tod
C) jo
D) lin
Answer: B) tod

18) If 0.75: x :: 5:8, then x is equal to:
A) 1.30
B) 1.16
C) 1.12
D) 1.20
Answer: D) 1.20

19)  A pupil's marks were wrongly entered as 83 instead of 63. Due to that the average marks for the class got increased by half. The number of pupils in the class is :
A) 40
B) 45
C) 39
D) 37
Answer: A) 40

20) Find the odd man out.
331, 482, 551, 263, 383, 362, 284
A) 331
B) 551
C) 383
D) 263
Answer: C) 383

21) There are six persons A. B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of F. B is the brother of E's husband. D is the father of A and grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group. Who is the mother ?
A) E
B) B
C) C
D) A
Answer: A) E

22) A, B, C started a business with their investments in the ratio 1:3 :5. After 4 months, A invested the same amount as before and B as well as C withdrew half of their investments. The ratio of their profits at the end of the year is :
A) 3 : 5 : 10
B) 3 : 4 : 15
C) 1 : 2 : 3
D) 5 : 6 : 10
Answer: D) 5 : 6 : 10

23) A water tank is two-fifth full.Pipe A can fill a tank in 10 minutes and pipe B can empty it in 6 minutes.If both the pipes are open,how long will it take to empty or fill the tank completely?
A) 6 min.to fill
B) 9 min.to empty
C) 9 min.to fill
D) 6 min.to empty
Answer: D) 6 min.to empty

24) LAP  BUT  CAR  SON  HID

If the positions of the first and the third alphabets of each of the words are interchanged, which of the following would form a meaningful word in the new arrangement?
A) HID
B) Both CAR and LAP
C) SON
D) Both LAP and BUT
Answer: D) Both LAP and BUT

25) In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'LEADING' be arranged in such a way that the vowels always come together?
A) 700
B) 520
C) 720
D) 750
Answer: C) 720

26) If
A) 4.875
B) 2.875
C) 5.875
D) 3.875
Answer: D) 3.875

27) Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A ?
A) Rs. 13, Rs. 17
B) Rs. 4, Rs. 23
C) Rs. 17, Rs. 13
D) Rs. 15, Rs. 14
Answer: A) Rs. 13, Rs. 17

28) A began a business with Rs. 85,000. He was joined afterwards by B with Ks. 42,500. For how much period does B join, if the profits at the end of the year are divided in the ratio of 3 : 1 ?
A) 4 months
B) 6 months
C) 5 months
D) 8 months
Answer: D) 8 months

29) A sum of money amounts to Rs.6690 after 3 years and to Rs.10,035 after 6 years on compound interest.find the sum.
A) 4360
B) 4460
C) 4660
D) 4560
Answer: B) 4460

30) Vaunt : Flaunt :: Disparate : ?
A) Contrast
B) Alike
C) Homogenous
D) Similar
Answer: A) Contrast

31) If FRIEND is coded as HUMJTK, how is CANDLE written in that code ?
A) DCQHQK
B) DEQJQM
C) ESJFME
D) EDRIRL
Answer: D) EDRIRL

32) If each edge of a cube is increased by 50%, find the percentage increase in Its surface area
A) 175%
B) 150%
C) 125%
D) 110%
Answer: C) 125%

33) If 7 spiders make 7 webs in 7 days, then 1 spider will make 1 web in how many days?
A) 7
B) 14
C) 1
D) 3
Answer: A) 7

34) Tea worth of Rs. 135/kg & Rs. 126/kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1: 1 : 2. If the mixture is worth Rs. 153 per kg, the price of the third variety per kg will be____?
A) Rs. 169.50
B) Rs. 175.50
C) Rs. 180
D) Rs.1700
Answer: B) Rs. 175.50

35) The L.C.M of  22, 54, 108, 135 and 198 is

A) 11880
B) 5940
C) 330
D) 1980
Answer: B) 5940

36) A man and his wife appear in an interview for two vacancies in the same post. The probability of husband's selection is (1/7) and the probability of wife's selection is (1/5). What is the probability that only one of them is selected ?
A) 2/7
B) 4/5
C) 1/7
D) 3/4
Answer: A) 2/7

37) A's salary is 40% of B's salary which is 25% of C's salary. What percentage of C's salary is A's salary ?
A) 40
B) 20
C) 30
D) 10
Answer: D) 10

38) Rasik walked 20 m towards north. Then he turned right and walks 30 m. Then he turns right and walks 35 m. Then he turns left and walks 15 m. Finally he turns left and walks 15 m. In which direction and how many metres is he from the starting position?
A) 30 m East
B) 30 m West
C) 45 m East
D) 15 m West
Answer: C) 45 m East

39) Find the missing alphabet in the given sequence ?
A, Z, Y, B, C, ?, W, D
A) F
B) Z
C) E
D) X
Answer: D) X

41) At what rate percent per annum will a sum of money double in 8 years.
A) 13.5%
B) 14.5%
C) 11.5%
D) 12.5%
Answer: D) 12.5%

42) A library has an average of 510 visitors on Sundays and 240 on other days. The average number of visitors per day in a month of 30 days beginning with a Sunday is :
A) 305
B) 297
C) 285
D) 290
Answer: C) 285

43) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words.
Countries which _________ still undergoing the economic processes
A) were, are
B) are, is
C) is, are
D) are, are
Answer: D) are, are

44) Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 15 minutes and 20 minutes respectively. Both the pipes are opened together but after 4 minutes, pipe A is turned off. What is the total time required to fill the tank?
A) 10 min. 20 sec.
B) 14 min. 40 sec.
C) 12 min. 30 sec.
D) 11 min. 45 sec.
Answer: B) 14 min. 40 sec.

45) In a certain code, MONKEY is written as XDJMNL. How is TIGER written in that code ?
A) SHFDQ
B) QDFHS
C) RSAFD
D) HFDSQ
Answer: B) QDFHS

46) If 75% of a number is added to 75, then the result is the number itself. The number is :
A) 400
B) 200
C) 100
D) 300
Answer: D) 300

47) In a box, there are 8 red, 7 blue and 6 green balls. One ball is picked up randomly. What is the probability that it is neither red nor green?
A) 7/21
B) 8/21
C) 1/3
D) 3/5
Answer: C) 1/3

48) From a pack of 52 cards, two cards are drawn together at random. What is the probability of both the cards being kings?
A) 35/256
B) 1/15
C) 1/221
D) 25/57
Answer: C) 1/221

49) What letter will come in place of question mark ?
L    J    H
J    P    D
P
A) P
B) K
C) L
D) I
Answer: D) I

50) Biped : Quadruped :: Ostrich : ?
A) Cat
B) Penguin
C) Duck
D) Kangaroo
Answer: A) Cat

51) What was the day of the week on, 16th July, 1776?
A) Wednesday
B) Monday
C) Tuesday
D) Saturday
Answer: C) Tuesday

52) By selling 45 lemons for Rs 40, a man loses 20%. How many should he sell for Rs 24 to gain 20% in the transaction ?
A) 20
B) 16
C) 18
D) 22
Answer: C) 18

53) 12 men can complete a work in 8 days. 16 women can complete the same work in 12 days. 8 men and 8 women started working  and worked for 6 days. How many more men are to be added to complete the remaining work in 1 day?
A) 16
B) 8
C) 24
D) 12
Answer: D) 12

54) If the diagonal of a rectangle is 17cm long and its perimeter is 46 cm. Find the area of the rectangle.
A) 140
B) 130
C) 110
D) 120
Answer: D) 120

55) Find out the wrong number in the given sequence of numbers.
582, 605, 588, 611, 634, 617, 600
A) 634
B) 611
C) 605
D) 600
Answer: A) 634

56) A rectangular courtyard 3.78 meters long 5.25 meters wide is to be paved exactly with square  tiles, all of the same size. what is the largest size of the tile which could be used for the purpose?
A) 14 cms
B) 21 cms
C) 42 cms
D) None of these
Answer: B) 21 cms

57) A woman introduces a man as the son of the brother of her mother. How is the man, related to the woman ?
A) Son
B) Uncle to Grandson
C) Nephew
D) Cousin
Answer: D) Cousin

58) If 4 (A's capital) = 6 (B's capital) = 10 (C's capital), then out of a profit of Rs. 4650, C will receive ____
A) Rs.700
B) Rs.1000
C) Rs.800
D) Rs.900
Answer: D) Rs.900

59) 1, 2, 3, 10, ?, 9802
A) 99
B) 299
C) 999
D) 199
Answer: A) 99

60) 25% of 25% Is Equal To

A) 0.3210
B) 0.0210
C) 0.0625
D) 0.03145
Answer: C) 0.0625

61) In a certain code language, '3a, 2b, 7c' means 'Truth is Eternal';
'7c, 9a, 8b, 3a' means 'Enmity is not Eternal'  and
'9a, 4d, 2b, 8b' means 'Truth does not perish'.
Which of the following means 'enmity' in that language ?
A) 3a
B) 9a
C) 7c
D) 8b
Answer: D) 8b

62) Given interchanges :
Signs + and - , numbers 4 and 8.
A) 8 - 4 + 12 = 8
B) 4 - 8 + 12 = 0
C) 4 + 8 - 12 = 12
D) 8 + 4 - 12 = 24
63) Paw : Cat :: Hoof : ?
A) Donkey
B) Horse
C) Lion
D) Elephant
Answer: B) Horse

64) The compounded ratio of (2 : 3), (6: 11) and (11 :2) is
A) 1:2
B) 11:24
C) 36:121
D) 2:1
Answer: D) 2:1

65) A man sitting in a train which is traveling at 50 kmph observes that a goods train, traveling in opposite direction, takes 9 seconds to pass him. If the goods train is 280 m long, find its speed.?
A) 65
B) 62
C) 64
D) 60
Answer: B) 62

66) Given Sequence : N O P Q Y B Z A R S H I J K L M T U V G F E W X D C
What will come in place of ( ? ) the following series.
NDP ,  QWB ,  ZFR ,  ?
A) AFS
B) IVS
C) SFA
D) SVI
Answer: D) SVI

67) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
If the first five letters of English alphabet are reversed , so are the next five and so on and last letter is left unchanged then what will be 2nd letter to the left of 17th letter from the right?
A) H
B) S
C) R
D) G
Answer: A) H

68) A E C B % 7 D \$ E B 5 C ? 3 D E 9 @ 2 #
If all the vowels are dropped from the above arrangement which of the following will be the twelth from the left end of the above arrangement?
A) @
B) 9
C) 3
D) D
Answer: D) D

69) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Which letter is in the middle between the ninth letter from the right and eighth letter from the left in the given alphabets?
A) M
B) N
C) O
D) L
Answer: A) M

70) One card is drawn at random from a pack of 52 cards. What is the probability that the card drawn is a face card (Jack, Queen and King only)?
A) 3/52
B) 9/52
C) 3/13
D) 1/13
Answer: C) 3/13

71) 4 men can repair a road in 7 hours. How many men are required to repair the road in 2 hours ?
A) 17 men
B) 14 men
C) 13 men
D) 16 men
Answer: B) 14 men

72) Brothers and Sisters I have None ::
Looking at a portrait of a man, Harsh said, "His mother is the wife of my father's son. Brothers and sisters I have none." At whose portrait was Harsh looking?
A) His uncle
B) His cousin
C) His son
D) His nephew
Answer: C) His son

73) 9 17 11 19 13
What Are The Next Three Numbers In The Given Number Series?
A) 17, 10, 18
B) 21, 15, 23
C) 19, 13, 22
D) 19, 14, 23
Answer: B) 21, 15, 23

74) How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 421579368 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when they are arranged in ascending order?
A) Two
B) None
C) One
D) Three
Answer: D) Three

75) The average of 11 numbers is 10.9. If the average of the first six numbers is 10.5 and that of the last six numbers is 11.4, then the middle number is :
A) 10.5
B) 13.5
C) 11.5
D) 12.5
Answer: C) 11.5

76) A salesman gets commission on total sales at 9%. If the sale is exceeded Rs.10,000 he gets an additional commission as bonus of 3% on the excess of sales over Rs.10,000. If he gets total commission of Rs.1380, then the bonus he received is:
A) Rs.480
B) Rs.120
C) Rs.180
D) data insufficient
Answer: B) Rs.120

77) An air conditioner can cool the hall in 40 miutes while another takes 45 minutes to cool under similar conditions. If both air conditioners are switched on at same instance then how long will it take to cool the room approximately ?
A) 18 minutes
B) 24 minutes
C) 19 minutes
D) 22 minutes
Answer: D) 22 minutes

78) C U B A E D E D A B E B A U C D B C A D B D U B C A C B E D A

If all the A's are dropped from the above arrangement, which of the following will be eleventh from the left end of the above arrangement?
A) C
B) E
C) D
D) U
Answer: D) U

79) A man's speed with the current is 15 km/hr and the speed of the current is 2.5 km/hr. The man's speed against the current is :
A) 9.5 km/hr
B) 10.5 km/hr
C) 10 km/hr
D) 11 km/hr
Answer: C) 10 km/hr

80) The salaries of A, B, and C are in the ratio of 1 : 2 : 3. The salary of B and C together is Rs. 6000. By what percent is the salary of C more than that of A?
A) 600%
B) 100 %
C) 200%
D) 300%
Answer: C) 200%

81) 39 persons can repair a road in 12 days, working 5 hours a day. In how many days will 30 persons, working 6 hours a day, complete the work?
A) 13
B) 10
C) 15
D) 14
Answer: A) 13

82) Find at what time between 8 and 9 o'clock will the hands of a clock be in the same straight line but not together ?
A) 120/11 min past 8
B) 90/11 min past 8
C) 100/11 min past 8
D) 80/11 min past 8
Answer: A) 120/11 min past 8

83) A man on tour travels first 160 km at 64 km/hr and the next 160 km at 80 km/hr. The average speed for the first 320 km of the tour is
A) 36 km/hr
B) 71.11 km/hr
C) 71 km/hr
D) 35.55 km/hr
Answer: B) 71.11 km/hr

85) If the cost price of 12 pens is equal to the selling price of 8 pens, the gain percent is ?
A) 50%
B) 30%
C) 60%
D) 12%
Answer: A) 50%

86) The average of five consecutive odd numbers is 61. What is the difference between the highest and lowest numbers :
A) 16
B) 8
C) 4
D) 12
Answer: B) 8

87) Find the angle between the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock when the time is 3.25
A) 45.5 degrees
B) 55.5 degrees
C) 47.5 degrees
D) 57.5 degrees
Answer: C) 47.5 degrees

88) A watch which gains uniformly ,is 5 min,slow at 8 o'clock in the morning on sunday and it is 5 min 48 sec.fast at 8 p.m on following sunday. when was it correct?
A) 20 min past 7pm on wednesday
B) 15min past 7pm on wednesday
C) 8pm on wednesday
D) 7pm on wednesday
Answer: A) 20 min past 7pm on wednesday

89) P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting round the circle and are facing the centre:
Then Who is sitting opposite to U ?
A) W
B) R
C) Q
D) P
Answer: D) P

90) Grass : Erosion :: Dam : ?
A) Rain
B) Freeze
C) Current
D) Water
Answer: D) Water

91) What is the rate of interest p.c.p.a.?
I. An amount doubles itself in 5 years on simple interest.
II. Difference between the compound interest and the simple interest earned on a certain amount in 2 years is Rs. 400.
III. Simple interest earned per annum is Rs. 2000
A) I only or II and III only
B) I only
C) II and III only
D) All I, II and III
Answer: A) I only or II and III only

92) Insert the missing number.
3, 7, 6, 5, 9, 3, 12, 1, 15, (....)
A) 3
B) 13
C) 18
D) -1
Answer: D) -1

94) Lethargic : Vital :: Trite : ?
A) Slug
B) Unique
C) Skinny
D) Lazy
Answer: B) Unique

95) The mean of 50 observations was 36. It was found later that an observation 48 was wrongly taken as 23. The corrected new mean is :
A) 36.5
B) 42
C) 40
D) 35
Answer: A) 36.5

96) Two cards are drawn together from a pack of 52 cards. The probability that one is a spade and one is a heart, is:
A) 3/20
B) 13/102
C) 47/100
D) 29/34
Answer: B) 13/102

97) If you write down all the numbers from 1 to 100, then how many times do you write 3 ?
A) 21
B) 20
C) 11
D) 18
Answer: B) 20

98) 56% of 225 + 20% of 150 =

Find the value of
A) None
B) 264
C) 241
D) 220
Answer: B) 264

99) A person crosses a 600 m long street in 5 minutes, What is his speed in km per hour?
A) 7.2
B) 3.6
C) 8.4
D) 10
100) Pointing to a lady, a man said, "The son of her only brother is the brother of my wife." How is the lady related to the man ?
A) Mother-in-law
B) Mother's sister
C) Grandmother
D) Sister of father-in-law
Answer: D) Sister of father-in-law

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