# Quantitative Aptitude Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 15

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)