Quantitative Aptitude Mathematics – SBI Clerk Past Year Papers Questions

1) The difference between 4/5 of a number and 45% of the number is 56. What is 65% of the number?




(d) 120

(e) None of these

2) A man can row 24 km upstream and 54 km downstream in 6 hours. He can also row 36 km upstream and 48 km downstream in 8 hours. What is the speed of the man in still water?

(a)18.75 kmph

(b)19.25 kmph

(c)   17.65 kmph

(d)  15.55 kmph

(e)  22.75 kmph

3) A man can row 40 km upstream & 55 km downstream in 13 hours. Also he can row 30 km upstream & 44 km downstream in 10 hrs . Find the speed of the man in still water and the speed of the current.
(a) 9, 5      (b) 8, 6     (c) 8, 3      (d) 7, 5     (e) None of these

4) The numerator of a fraction is decreased by 25% and the denominator is increased by 250%. If the resultant fraction is 6/5 , what is the original fraction?






5) What would be the area of a rectangle whose area is equal to the area of a circle of radius 7 cm?

(a)77 cm2

(b)154 cm2

(c)184 cm2

(d) 180 cm2

(e) 150 cm2

6) In a village three people contested for the post of village Pradhan. Due to their own interest, all the voters voted and no one vote was invalid. The losing candidate got 30% votes. What could be the minimum absolute margin of votes by which the winning candidate led by the nearest rival, if each candidate got an integral per cent of votes?




(d)   3

(e)   None of these

7) The price of an article is first increased by 20% and later on the price were decreased by 25% due to reduction in sales. Find the net percentage change in final price of Article.




(d)   10%

(e)    None of these

8) Suhas decided to donate 15% of his salary. On the day of donation he changed his mind and donated Rs.1,650 which was 11/15th of what he had decided to donate earlier. How much is Suhas’ salary?

(a)Rs. 12000

(b)Rs. 13500

(c)  Rs. 15000

(d) Rs. 16500

(e) none of these

9) Work done by A in one day is four times the work done by B in one day, while the work     done by B in one day is one-third of the work done by C in one day. C alone can complete the work in 16 days. In how many days can all the three together complete the work?

(a) 12 days

(b)10 days

(c) 8 days

(d) 6 days

(e) none of these

10) The total of the ages of a class of 60 girls is 900 years. The average age of 20 of the girls is 12 years and that of the other 20 girls is 16 years. What is the average age of the remaining girls?

(a)14 years

(b)15 years

(c) 16 years

(d) 17 years

(e) none of these

11) A shopkeeper sold an article for Rs.1,380 at a loss of 8%. At what price should it be sold to gain a profit of 8%?

(a) Rs. 1560

(b) Rs. 1620

(c) Rs. 1680

(d) Rs. 1740

(e) None of these

12) A profit of 25% is earned on goods when a discount of 20% is allowed on the marked price. What profit percentage will be earned when a discount of 10% is allowed on the marked price?

(a)45 9/11%

(b)42 3/4%

(c)  40 5/8%

(d)  37 2/3%

(e)  None of these

13) The compound interest on a certain sum for 2 years at 20% per annum is Rs. 880. The simple interest on the same sum for double the time at half the rate percent per annum is:

(a)Rs. 800


(c)Rs. 1200

(d)Rs. 1600

(e)  None of these

14) A tap can empty a tank in one hour. A second tap can empty it in 30 min. If both the taps operate simultaneously, how much time is needed to empty the tank?

(a)20 min

(b)30 min

(c)  40 min

(d)  45 min

(e)  None of these

15) When the price of sugar decreases by 10%, a man could buy 1 kg more for Rs. 270. The original price of sugar per kg is?

(a)Rs. 25

(b)Rs. 30

(c)  Rs. 27

(d)  Rs. 32

(e)  None of these

16) A train passes a 50 m long platform in 14 s and a man standing on a platform in 10 s. The speed of the train is

(a)24 km/h

(b)26 km/h

(c)40 km/h

(d)45 km/h

(e)  None of these

17) Three numbers are A,B and C are in the ratio 1:2:3 and their average is 600.if A is increases by 10% and B is decrease by 20%,then the average increased by 5%, C will be increase by ?



(c) 200

(d) 160

(e) 180

18) The milk and water in two vessels A and B are in the ratio 4:3 and 2:3 respectively. In what ratio the liquids in both the vessels be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel c consisting half milk and half water?

(a)8 : 3

(b)7 : 5

(c)4 : 3

(d)2 : 3

(e)none of these

18) A man can row three-quarters of a kilometer against the stream in 45/4 minutes and return in 15/2 minutes. The speed of the man in still water is:

(a) 2 km/hr

(b) 3 km/hr

(c) 4 km/hr

(d) 5 km/hr

(e) 6 km/hr

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