# PNB Quantitative Aptitude Question Papers for SO, PO Clerk Exam Preparation

1. Jayesh is twice as old as Vijay and half as old as Suresh. If the sum of Suresh’s and Vijay’s ages is 85 years, what is Jayesh’s age in years?

1) 34

2) 36

3) 68

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

2. What will be the compound interest acquired on a sum of Rs. 12000/- for 3 years at the rate of 10% per annum?

1) Rs 2652/-

2) Rs 3972/-

3) Rs 3960/-

4) Rs 3852/-

5) None of these

3. A number gets reduced to its one-third when 48 is substracted from it. What is two-third of that number?

1) 24

2) 72

3) 36

4) 46

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 4-8): In each of the following questions a number series is given. After the series, a number is given below it followed by (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). You are required to complete the series starting with the number given following the sequence of the given series. Then answer the given questions.

4. 12 24 96 576 4608

9 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

What will come in place of (d)?

1) 1080

2) 676

3) 3608

4) 3456

5) None of these

5. 150 299 601 1197 2401 4793

60 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

What will come in place of (e)?

1) 1917.2

2) 1913

3) 1922

4) 861

5) None of these

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6. 3 9 81 6561

2 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

What will come in place of (d)?

1) 656

2) 4374

3) 1024

4) 65536

5) None of these

7. 3 7 24 101 512

5 (H) (b) (C) (d) (6)

What will come in place of (c)?

1) 55

2) 149

3) 168

4) 752

5) None of these

8. 2 6 40 1606 2579244

1 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

What will come in place of (d)?

1) 45

2) 95

3) 30489

4) 30633

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 9-13): Find out the approximate value which should come in place of the question mark in the following questions. (You are not expected to find the exact value.)

9. \sqrt {45689} = ?

- 180
- 415
- 150
- 210
- 300

10. \frac { { (10008.99) }^{ 2 } }{ 10009.001 } x \sqrt {3589} x 0.4987 = ?

- 3000
- 300000
- 3000000
- 5000
- 9000000

11. 399.9 + 206 x 11.009 = ?

- 2800
- 6666
- 2400
- 4666
- 2670

12. \frac {2}{5} + \frac {7}{8} x \frac {17}{19} ÷ \frac {6}{5} = ?

- 1
- \frac {1}{2}
- 2\frac {1}{2}
- \frac {3}{4}
- \frac {9}{11}

13. {(299.99999)}^{3} = ?

- 27000000
- 900000000
- 180000
- 2700000000
- 27000000

14. The sum of three consecutive numbers is given. What is the difference between first and third number?

1) One

2) Three

3) Either I or II

4) Two

5) None of these

15. A group of 20 girls has average age of 12 years. Average age of first 12 years the same group is 13 years. What is the average age of other 8 girls in the group?

1) 10

2) 11

3) 11.5

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

16. What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?

2 9 28 65 ?

1) 96

2) 106

3) 126

4) 130

5) None of these

17. When the length of a rectangular plot is increased by four times its perimeter becomes 480 metres and area 12800 sq.m. What was its original length (in metre)?

1) 160

2) 40

3) 20

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

18. What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?

0.001 + 9.909 X 1.01 ÷ 0.1 = ?

1) 99.0819

2) 100.0819

3) 100.091

4) 100.0919

5) None of these

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Direction(Q. 19-23): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given be low:

Number of students appeared, passed and granted scholarship over the year (Number in ’000)

Year | Appeared | Passed | Granted Scholarship |

1994 | 283 | 153 | 7 |

1995 | 280 | 151 | 7 |

1996 | 291 | 163 | 10 |

1997 | 320 | 179 | 11 |

1998 | 357 | 182 | 15 |

1999 | 422 | 209 | 15 |

19. Which of the following seems to be the most plausible reason for substantial increase of number appeared in 1999?

1) The increase is progressive and in line with the trend from 1994.

2) Substantial increase in number of scholarships in 1998 as compared to other years.

3) Proportion of ‘Passed’ to ‘Appeared’ increases progressively.

4) General population increases in the later half of 1999.

5) Pass number crossing 200-mark.

20. In which year the scholarship granted to passed ratio is the highest?

1) 1999

2) 1998

3) 1996

4) 1995

5) None of these

21. In which year was the percentage passed to appeared the highest?

1) 1999

2) 1994

3) 1996

4) 1998

5) None of these

22. What is the approximate percentage of total passed to total appeared?

1) 51

2) 55

3) 53

4) 49

5) 57

23. What is the approximate percentage of total Granted scholarships to total Appeared?

1) 3.5

2) 4.5

3) 4

4) 2.5

5) 2.0

Directions (Q. 24-28): Study the following graph carefully to answer the given questions.

Human Resource Index of an Organisation for the given years

24. What is the percentage increase from 1993 to 1999?

1) 250

2) 300

3) 275

4) 375

5) None of these

25. The index in 1998 was what per cent of that in 1996?

1) 100

2) 150

3) 200

4) 50

5) None of these

26. Which of the following is true?

1) The index increased every year.

2) The index showed many ups and downs.

3) The index has made good progress over the years.

4) Except for some spurts the index in general remained steady.

5) The growth is most remarkable after the year 1997.

27. What is the approximate average for the given years?

1) 100

2) 150

3) 140

4) 130

5) 120

28. In which year is the percentage increase the highest from its previous year?

1) 1994

2) 1999

3) 1996

4) 1998

5) None of these

29. An article when sold for Rs. 960/- fetches 20% profit. What would be the per cent profit/loss if 5 such articles are sold for Rs. 825/- each?

1) 3.125% profit

2) 3.125% loss

3) Neither profit nor loss

4) 16.5% profit

5) None of these

30. A boat takes 2 hours to travel from point A to B in still water. To find out its speed upstream, which of the following information is/are required?

A. Distance between point A and B.

B. Time taken to travel downstream from B to A.

C. Speed of the stream of water.

D. Effective speed of boat while travelling downstream from B to A

1) All are required

2) Even with all these, the answer cannot be found

3) Only A, C and either B or D

4) Only A, C and D

5) None of these

31. Six years ago Jagunath was twice as old as Badri. If the ratio of their present ages is 9:5 respectively, what is the difference between their present ages in years?

1) 24

2) 30

3) 50

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

32. The total marks obtained by Jaya in maths and physics together is 50 more than the marks obtained by her in chemistry. If she got 20 marks in physics, what is her marks in maths?

1) 20

2) 40

3) 80

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

33. Two chairs and three tables cost Rs 1025/- and 3 chairs and two tables cost Rs 1100/-. What is the difference between the cost of one table and that of one chair?

1) Rs. 75/-

2) Rs. 35/-

3) Rs. 125/-

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

34. An amount of Rs. 125000/- is to be distributed among Sudhir, Soni and Shakuntala in the respective ratio of 213:5. What will be the difference between Soni’s and Sudhir’s share?

1) Rs. 25000/-

2) Rs. 12500/-

3) Rs. 18750/-

4) Rs. 2500/-

5) None of these

35. A train running at speed of 120 kmph crosses a signal post in 15 seconds. What is the length of the train in metres?

1) 300

2) 200

3) 500

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 36-40): Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below:

Percentage increase in the sale of four commodities A, B, C and D for the given months

36. For which months did the sale of commodities A and D show increase?

1) Only April

2) Only May and June

3) Only May, June and July

4) Only April, May and June

5) None of these

37. In which month is the average percentage increase for the four commodities the lowest? (Those months where decrease took place to be ignored)

1) May

2) March

3) January

4) June

5) None of these

38. In which month (s) did all the commodities show decline or no increase from the previous months?

1) Only July

2) Only August

3) Only April and July

4) Only July and August

5) None of these

39. If the sale of C was 100 in May, what was its sale in July?

1) 195

2) 100

3) 90

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

40. For which commodity is the per cent increase in sale the highest in May from January?

1) C

2) A

3) B

4) A and B

5) None of these

Direction(Q. 41-45): Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below:

The following graph shows the percentage growth of Branded and Assembled PCs

41. What is the average percentage growth of sales of Assembled PCs for the given years?

1) 30

2) 20

3) 40

4) 35

5) None of these

42. If the Branded PCs sold in 1996 were 100000, how many Branded PCs were sold in 1999?

1) 202800

2) 156000

3) 234000

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

43. What is the difference between total Branded and total Assembled PCs sold for the given years?

1) 75000

2) 750000

3) 175000

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

44. In which year is the difference in the growth between Branded and Assembled PCs lowest?

1) 1995

2) 1998

3) 1999

4) 1996

5) None of these

45. For Assembled PCs sale, which year is the per cent growth the highest compared to previous year?

1) 1999

2) 1996

3) 1998

4) Cannot be determined

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 46-50): Study the following table to answer the given question.

Average Production of Six Machine for the given year in thousands | ||||||

Year | Machine I | Machine II | Machine III | Machine IV | Machine V | Machine VI |

1999 | 620 | 400 | 1020 | 2050 | 680 | 980 |

1998 | 680 | 400 | 1040 | 2070 | 670 | 1000 |

1997 | 640 | 403 | 1043 | 2130 | 680 | 1020 |

1996 | 700 | 399 | 1060 | 1908 | 690 | 1060 |

1995 | 706 | 397 | 1080 | 1603 | 685 | 1200 |

46. For which machine has there been continuous increase in production from its previous years?

1) No machine

2) III

3) IV

4) II

5) None of these

47. For which year and the machine has the production been highest for the given data?

1) 1999, IV

2) 1998, IV

3) 1997, III

4) 1996, IV

5) None of these

48. Which of the following can be concluded?

1) As the machine becomes older, the production goes down.

2) The production goes down in the initial two or three years then it starts improving.

3) All the fluctuations from one year to the other are in the range of 100.

4) Each even-numbered machine produces more than the odd-numbered.

5) None of these

49. Which machine has shown the least fluctuation in production?

1) I

2) II

3) V

4) VI

5) None of these

50. How many machines have production lower than 700 for all the given years?

1) Nil

2) One

3) Two

4) Three

5) None of these