IBPS Clerk Mains Quant Practice

IBPS Clerk Mains Quant Practice

Q.1 In an election between two candidates, one got 55% of the total valid votes, 20% of the votes were invalid. If the total number of votes was 7500, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got, was:

(a) 2500

(b) 3000

(c) 2900

(d) 2700


Q.2 Two Workers A and B are paid a total of Rs. 550 per week by their employer. If X is paid 120 percent of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week ?

(a) 250

(b) 300

(c) 290

(d) 270


Q.3 Ravi, Gagan and Nitin are running a business firm in partnership. What is Gagan’s share in the profit earned by them?

I. Ravi, Gagan and Nitin invested the amounts in the ratio of 2 : 4 : 7.

II. Nitin’s share in the profit is Rs. 8750.

(a) I alone sufficient while II alone not sufficient to answer
(b) II alone sufficient while I alone not sufficient to answer
(c) Either I or II alone sufficient to answer
(d) Both I and II are not sufficient to answer
(e) Both I and II are necessary to answer


Q.4  A and B can do a job together in 7 days. A is 13/4 times as efficient as B. The same job can be done by A alone in :

(a) 9 1/3 days

(b) 16 1/3 days

(c) 11 days

(d) 16 days


Q.5 The difference between simple interest and compound on Rs. 1200 for one year at 10% per annum reckoned half-yearly is

(a) 2.50

(b) 3

(c) 3.50

(d) 4

(e) None of these


Q.6  A man takes twice as long to row a distance against the stream as to row the same distance in favour of the stream. The ratio of the speed of the boat (in still water) and the stream is

(a) 1 : 3

(b) 3 : 1

(c) 3 : 5

(d) 2 : 3

(e) None of these


Q.7  A mother divided an amount of Rs 61,000 between her two daughters aged 18 years and 16 years respectively and deposited their shares in a bond. If the interest rate is 20% compounded annually and if each received the same amount as the other when she attained the age of 20 years, their shares are

(a) Rs 35,600 and Rs 25,400
(b) Rs 30,500 each
(c) Rs 24,000 and Rs 37,000
(d) Rs 36,000 and Rs 25,000
(e) Rs 36,500 and Rs 24,500


Q.8 Two litre of water is evaporated from 12 litres of a solution containing 10% salt. Find the percentage of salt in the remaining solutions?

(a) 8%
(b) 10%
(c) 12%
(d) 14%
(e) 16%


Q.9 Three cooks have to make 80 chapaties. They are known to make 20 pieces every minute working together. The first cook began working alone and made 20 pieces having worked for sometimes more than three minutes. The remaining part of the work was done by the second and the third cook working together. It took a total of 8 minutes to complete the 80 chapaties. How many minutes would it take the first cook alone to cook 80 chapaties for a marriage party the next day?

(a) 16 minutes
(b) 24 minutes
(c) 32 minutes
(d) 40 minutes
(e) 45 minutes


Q.10 A dam has four inlets. Through the first three inlets, the dam can be filled in 12 minutes; through the second, the third and the fourth inlet it can be filled in 15 minutes; and through the first and the fourth inlet it can be filled in 20 minutes. How much time will it take for all the four inlets to fill up the dam?

(a) 8 min
(b) 10 min
(c) 12 min
(d) 18 min
(e) None of these



  1. (d), 2. (a), 3. (e), 4. (c), 5. (b), 6. (b), 7. (d), 8. (c), 9. (a), 10. (b)