__Quantitative Aptitude Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 15__**Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:**

**The following line graph shows the number of people (in thousand) who hired for 3 different department jobs during the five years period.**

**1. What is the ratio of the number of people who hired for PWD department in the year 2013 and 2014 together to the number of people who hired for Health department in the year 2015 and 2016 together?**

a) 31 : 17

b) 33 : 19

c) 33 : 21

d) 31 : 19

e) 33 : 17

**2. Out of the total number of people who hired for the given three departments, in the year 2012, 68% were boys. How many girls hired for PWD in the same year?**

a) 8750

b) 3500

c) 10500

d) 6550

e) Can’t be
determined

**3. The two departments that had less number of people in 2012, find the number of people in that department in last three years of given data?**

a) 71000

b) 65000

c) 73000

d) 76000

e) 63000

**4. If the total number of people in all the departments in the year 2015 was 2.5 lakhs, the total number of people who hired for the given three departments was approximately what per cent of the total people?**

a) 21%

b) 17%

c) 13%

d) 25%

e) 19%

**5. The total number of people who hired for Finance department in the year 2014 is approximately what per cent of the total number of people who hired for all the three departments in the same year?**

a) 34%

b) 27%

c) 38%

d) 23%

e) None of
these

**Directions (6 – 10): What will come in place of question mark (?) in the given series:**

**6. 7 11 18 46 221 ?**

a) 1325

b) 1525

c) 1225

d) 1425

e) 1125

**7. 4 20 105 577.5 3320.625 ?**

a) 21323.5

b) 19923.75

c) 20214.5

d) 31216.75

e) None of
these

**8. 299 320 323 308 275 ?**

a) 270

b) 264

c) 224

d) 250

e) None of
these

**9. 650 794 1019 ? 1784 2360**

a) 1263

b) 1350

c) 1547

d) 1657

e) None of
these

**10. 1328 1724 2192 2738 ? 4088**

a) 3375

b) 3665

c) 3368

d) 3878

e) None of
these

**Directions (11 – 15): In each of these questions, two equations (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer.**

a) if x
> y

b) if x
< y

c) if x ≥ y

d) if x ≤ y

e) if x = y
or relationship between x and y can't be established

**Solutions:**

**1. B)**Number of people who hired for PWD department in the year 2013 and 2014 = 18000 + 15000 = 33000

Number
of people who hired for Health department in the year 2015 and 2016 = 8000 +
11000 = 19000

Reqd
ratio = 33000/19000 = 33 : 19

**2. E)**Number of people who hired for all three departments in the year 2012 = 13000 + 12000 + 10000 = 35000

Number
of girls = 32/100 × 35000 = 11200

Since
we don’t know the number of boys hired for PWD, number of girls hired for PWD
cannot be determined.

**3. C)**In 2012, the two departments that had less number of people were Health and Finance.

Number
of people hired for Health department in the year 2014, 2015 and 2016 = 10000 +
8000 + 11000 = 29000

Number
of people hired for Finance department in the year 2014, 2015 and 2016 = 13000
+ 15000 + 16000 = 44000

Required
total number of people = 29000 + 44000 = 73000

**4. C)**Reqd % = (15000 + 9000 + 8000)/250000 × 100 ≈ 13%

**5. A)**Reqd % = 13000/(10000 + 13000 + 15000) × 100 ≈ 34%

**6. D)**

**Series I**

**:**7 11 18 46 221

**?**

**Sereis II**

**:**4 7 28 175

**?**

**Series III**

**:**3 21 147

**?**

**Series**

**IV**

**:**×7 ×7 ×7

Clearly,
the pattern in series IV is multiples of 7.

So,
the missing term in series III = 147 × 7 = 1029

**∴**

**missing term in series II = 1029 + 175 = 1204;**

**∴**

**missing term in series I = 221 + 1204 = 1425.**

**7. B)**

**Series Pattern**

**Series**

4 4

4 × 5 20

20 × 5.25 105

105 × 5.5 577.5

577.5 ×
5.75 3320.625

3320.625 ×
6 19923.75

**✓****8. C)**

**Series Pattern**

**Series**

13 × 23 299

16 × 20 320

19 × 17 323

22 × 14 308

25 × 11 275

28 × 8 224

**✓****11. E) 12. E) 13. C) 14. A) 15. E)**