# (Papers) IBPS PO Exam Paper - 2014 "Held on: 1-11-2014" ::QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE::

## (Papers) IBPS PO Exam Paper - 2014 "Held on: 1-11-2014"

## ::QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE::

**1. Three containers A, B and C are having mixtures of milk and water in
the ratio 1 : 5, 3 : 5 and 5 : 7, respectively. If the capacities of the
containers are in the ratio 5 : 4 : 5, then find the ratio of the milk to the
water if the mixtures of all the three containers are mixed together.**

(a) 51 : 115

(b) 52 : 115

(c) 53 : 115

(d) 54 : 115

(e) None of these

**2. Groundnut oil is now being sold at **
` **27 per kg. During last month its cost was**
`** 24 per kg. Find by how much % a family should reduce its
consumption, so as to keep the expenditure same.**

(a) 100/9 %

(b) 122/11 %

(c) 119/10 %

(d) 91/10 %

(e) None of these

**3. An ice-cream company makes a popular brand of ice-cream in rectangular
shaped bar 6 cm long, 5 cm wide and 2 cm thick. To cut the cost, the company has
decided to reduce the volume of the bar by 20%, the thickness remaining the
same, but the length and width will be decreased by the same percentage amount.
The new length L will satisfy :**

(a) 5.5 < L < 6

(b) 5 < L < 5.5

(c) 4.5 < L < 5

(d) 4 < L < 4.5

(e) None of these

**4. A sum of **
`**
725 is lent in the beginning of a year at a certain rate of interest. After 8
months, a sum of **
`
**362.50 more is lent but at the rate twice the former. At the end of
the year,**
` **33.50 is earned as interest from both the loans. What was the
original rate of interest?**

(a) 3.6%

(b) 4.5%

(c) 5%

(d) 3.46%

(e) None of these

**5. The difference between compound interest and simple interest on a sum
for 2 years at 10% per annum, when the interest is compounded annually is ` 16.
If the interest were compounded half-yearly, the difference in two interests
would be:**

(a)
` 24.81

(b)
` 26.90

(c)
` 31.61

(d)
` 32.40

(e) None of these

**6. A person lent out a certain sum on simple interest and the same sum on
compound interest at certain rate of interest per annum. He noticed that the
ratio between the difference of compound interest and simple interest of 3 years
and that of 2 years is 25 : 8. The rate of interest per annum is:**

(a) 10%

(b) 11%

(c) 12%

(d) 25/2 %

(e) None of these

**7. A contract is to be completed in 46 days and 117 men were set to work,
each working 8 hours a day. After 33 days, 4/7 of the work is completed. How
many additional men may be employed so that the work may be completed in time,
each man now working 9 hours a day ?**

(a) 80

(b) 81

(c) 82

(d) 83

(e) None of these

**8. Two pipes A and B can fill a cistern in 30 minutes and 40 minutes
respectively. Both the pipes are opened. Find when the second pipe B must be
turned off so the cistern may just be full in 10 minutes.**

(a) 80/3 min

(b) 25 min

(c) 122/ 3 min

(d) 128/3 min

(e) None of these

**9. A train leaves station X at 5 a.m. and reaches station Y at 9 a.m.
Another train leaves station Y at 7 a.m. and reaches station X at 10: 30 a.m. At
what time do the two trains cross each other ?**

(a) 7 : 36 am

(b) 7 : 56 am

(c) 8 : 36 am

(d) 8 : 56 am

(e) None of these

**10. A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain
distance, while it takes 4 hours to cover the same distance running downstream.
What is the ratio between the speed of the boat and speed of water current
respectively?**

(a) 2 : 1

(b) 3 : 2

(c) 8 : 3

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

**DIRECTIONS (Qs. 11-15) :** Study the pie charts given below and answer
the following questions.

**11. What is the cost of Gear Box?**

(a)
` 9000

(b)
` 6000

(c)
` 3000

(d)
`15,000

(e) None of these

**12. What percentage of total cost is contributed by the brake?**

(a) 5.5%

(b) 6.6%

(c) 6%

(d) 5.4%

(e) None of these

**13. If the price of tyres goes up by 25%, by what amount should be the
sale price be increased to maintain the amount of profit?**

(a)
` 750

(b)
` 2250

(c)
` 3750

(d)
` 375

(e) None of these

**14. If transmission cost increases by 20%, by what amount is the profit
reduced (total price of car remains same)?**

(a)
` 3000

(b)
` 4000

(c)
` 6000

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

**15. What % of sale price is contributed by clutch?**

(a) 6%

(b) 2%

(c) 3%

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

**DIRECTIONS (Qs. 16 - 20) :** Read the following information and answer
the questions that follow.

In a huge Jewellery shop, the electric gadgets being used are 17 tubelights of 40 W each, 14 fans of 80 W each, 16 bulbs of 60 W each, 11 bulbs of 100 W each, 11 AC’s of 2100 W each, 9 laptops of 200 W each and 10 TV’s of 120 W each. In a day, tube lights and TV’s are used for 8 h but 60 W bulbs are used for 7 h and 100 W bulbs are used for 9 h whereas laptops and AC's are used for 5 h and 9 h respectively. However, fans are used for 11 h. (Note: 1000 W = 1 unit, 1 month = 30 days).

**16. What is the total electric energy consumed (in units) by60 W bulbs in
the whole month?**

(a) 432

(b) 576

(c) 67.2

(d) 201.6

(e) None of these

**17. Electricity consumed by all fans is what per cent of energy consumed
by all the laptops?**

(a) 132.2%

(b) 136.88%

(c) 122.68

(d) 169.62%

(e) None of these

**18. Out of the following, which type of gadgets consume more electricity
in the shop?**

(a) Fans

(b) Tubelights

(c) Laptops

(d) TV’s

(e) None of these

**19. If one electric unit costs ` 2.70 and power (used by AC's) unit costs
` 3.70, then what money is paid to the electricit department for one month?**

(a)
` 27368

(b)
` 28683

(c)
` 78600

(d)
` 2900

(e) None of these

**20. What is the ratio of consumption of electricity in units by 60W and
100 W bulbs in a month?**

(a) 5 : 6

(b) 4 : 5

(c) 3 : 4

(d) 2 : 3

(e) None of these

**DIRECTIONS (Qs.21–25):** In each of the following questions two
equations are given. You have to solve them and give answer accordingly.

(a) If x > y

(b) If x < y

(c) If x = y

(d) If x > y

(e) If x < y

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**DIRECTIONS (Qs. 26-30):** Study the following graph carefully to answer
these questions.

**Annual dividend offered by two companies over the years**

**26. Shri Giridhar invested total amount of ` 25000 in 2009 for one year in
the two companies together and got a total dividend of ` 3340. What was the
amount invested in Company A?**

(a)
` 12000

(b)
` 9000

(c)
` 16000

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

**27. Anuja invested ` 35000 in Company B in 2011. After one year she
transferred the entire amount with dividend to Company A in 2012 for one year.
What amount will be received back by Anuja including dividend?**

(a)
` 49980

(b)
` 49000

(c)
` 48300

(d)
` 49563.50

(e) None of these

**28. An amount of ` 18000 was invested in Company A in 2012. After one year
the same amount was re-invested for one more year. What was the total dividend
received at the end of two years?**

(a)
` 5805

(b)
` 6300

(c)
` 6480

(d)
` 6840

(e) None of these

**29. Bhushan invested different amounts in Companies A and B in 2015 in the
ratio of 5 : 8. What will be the ratio between the amounts of dividends received
from Companies A and B respectively?**

(a) 2 : 3

(b) 5 : 6

(c) 3 : 4

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

**30. In the year 2014, Suraj invested ` 56000 in Company B. How much more
or less dividend would he have received had the amount been invested in Company
A?**

(a)
` 1640 more

(b)
` 1640 less

(c)
` 1860 less

(d)
` 1680

(e) None of these

**DIRECTIONS (Qs. 31 - 35) :** Study the following table to answer the
given questions.

**31. The production of Company AVC in 2000 is approximately what per cent
of its average production over the given years?**

(a) 300

(b) 110

(c) 136

(d) 118.25

(e) None of these

**32. For SIO, which year was the per cent increase or decrease in
production from the previous year the highest?**

(a) 2013

(b) 2010

(c) 2014

(d 2012

(e) None of these

**33. Which company has less average production in the last three years
compared to that of first three years?**

(a) No company

(b) CTU

(c) ZIR

(d) TP

(e) None of these

**34. The total production of the six companies in the first two given years
is what per cent of that of last two given years? (round off up to two decimal
places)**

(a) 87.08

(b) 104.55

(c) 90.40

(d) 10.62

(e) None of these

**35. For ZIR, which of the following is the difference between production
in 2013 and that in 2014?**

(a) 10,00,00,000

(b) 1,00,00,000

(c) 10,00,000

(d) 40,00,000

(e) None of these

**36. When the price of a radio was reduced by 20%, its sale increased by
80%. What was the net effect on the sale?**

(a) 44% increase

(b) 44% decrease

(c) 66% increase

(d) 75% increase

(e) None of these

**37. Two sides of a plot measure 32 metres and 24 metres and the angle
between them is a perfect right angle. The other two sides measure 25 metres
each and the other three angles. What is the area of the plot?**

(a) 768

(b) 534

(c) 696.5

(d) 684

(e) None of these

**38. 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) 360

(b) 480

(c) 720

(d) 5040

(e) None of these

**39. In a class, there are 15 boys and 10 girls. Three students are
selected at random. The probability that 1 girl and 2 boys are selected, is:**

(a) 21/46

(b) 25/117

(b) 1/50

(c) 3/25

(e) None of these

**40. Gauri went to the stationery and bought things worth **
` **25, out of which 30 paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If
the tax rate was 6%, then what was the cost of the tax free items?**

(a)
` 15

(b)
` 15.70

(b)
` 19.70

(d)
` 20

(e) None of these

**DIRECTIONS(Qs 41-45):** In this type of questions, one term in the
number series is wrong. Find out the wrong term.

**41. 93, 309, 434, 498, 521, 533**

(a) 309

(b) 434

(c) 498

(d) 521

(e) None of these

**42. 46080, 3840, 384, 48, 24, 2, 1**

(a) 384

(b) 48

(c) 24

(d) 2

(e) None of these

**43. 5, 27, 61, 122, 213, 340, 509**

(a) 27

(b) 61

(c) 122

(d) 509

(e) None of these

**44. 11, 5, 20, 12, 40, 26, 74, 54**

(a) 5

(b) 20

(b) 40

(d) 26

(e) None of these

**45. 1, 3, 10, 21, 64, 129, 356, 777**

(a) 21

(b) 129

(b) 10

(d) 356

(e) None of these

**DIRECTIONS (46-50):** What approximate value will come in place of
question mark (?) in the following questions (You are not expected to calculate
the exact value).

**46. 9228.789 – 5021.832 + 1496.989 = ?**

(a) 6500

(b) 6000

(c) 6300

(d) 5700

(e) 5100

**47. 1002 ÷ 49 × 99 – 1299 = ?**

(a) 700

(b) 600

(c) 900

(d) 250

(e) 400

**48. 29.8% of 260 + 60.01% of 510 –103.57 = ?**

(a) 450

(b) 320

(c) 210

(d) 280

(e) 350

**49. (21.98)2 – (25.02)2 + (13.03)2 = ?**

(a) 25

(b) 120

(c) 10

(d) 65

(e) 140

**50. **

(a) 110

(b) 90

(c) 200

(d) 160

(e) 125