Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative aptitude or Numerical ability form one section of bank exams out of Four (General awareness, General English, Reasoning ability and any one of Quantitative aptitude/Numerical ability). Quantitative aptitude normally comes in exams for higher level posts (For example, Officers Scale-II and higher, Probationary Officers etc), While Numerical ability is generally a part of Clerical level exams. 
Quantitative Aptitude Contains a wide variety of questions from the topics Listed Below :-
  •  Questions on Numerical calculations including Averages, Percentages, multiplication, division, square roots, A.P, G.P. H.P. etc.
  • Questions on Simple and Compound Interest, Profit/loss etc.
  • Questions on Work to Time relations eg. If 3 people for some work in 5 days then how much time will 7 people take.
  • Another important and easy part of Quantitative aptitude paper is Data Interpretation (DI) questions. These questions are graphical analysis based.
  • Occasionally , there may also be some questions from Basic Co-ordinate geometry (Lines and circles), Mensuration etc.
Questions in quantitative aptitude are not very tough, the only thing needed is practice so that you'll realise how to manage time by Switching between questions by leaving time taking questions for the end. The DI (Data Interpretation) questions are easy so they must be done firstly while the compound interest questions take some time so they must be left to be done in the end of the section.
 Numerical ability is also similar to Quantitative aptitude but it contains only numerical questions as the name suggests so it is relatively easier to prepare so it normally is a part of clerical level exams while QA is put in the exams for relatively higher posts such as officers in Scale - II and higher and PO (Probationary officers) exams. 
By firm practice, you'll get good at switching between questions and save time which is the deciding factor in such exams.

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Here's a free Quantitative Aptitude Sample Quiz for you

1.A square garden has fourteen posts along each side at equal interval. Find how many posts are there in all four sides: ?

2.Average age of students of an adult school is 40 years. 120 new students whose average age is 32 years joined the school. As a result the average age is decreased by 4 years. Find the number of students of the school after joining of the new students:
3. 0.8 portion of a tank is filled with water. If 25 litres of water is taken out from the tank, 14 litres of excess water over the half filled up tank remains in it. Find the capacity of the tank.

4. What sum of money is to be divided among 3 men in the ratio 3 : 4 : 5 so that the third man receives Rs 10 only.

5. If A : B = 3 : 4, C : B = 5 : 4, C : D = 10 : 9, then A : B : C : D is:

 6 : 8 : 9 : 10
 6 : 8 : 10 : 9
 8 : 9 : 6 : 10
 None of These
6. A number is increased consecutively two times by 20% each. The original number is actually increased by
7. A milkman sells 120 litres of milk for Rs. 3360 and he sells 240 litres of milk for Rs. 6120. How much concession does the trader give per litre of milk, when he sells 240 litres of milk ? 
 Rs. 3
 Rs. 2.2
 Rs. 2.4
 Rs. 2.5
8.The compound interest earned on an amount of Rs 15,000 at the end of 3 years is Rs 3895.68. What is the rate of interest p.c.p.a.?

9.A boat covers a distance of 24 kms in 10 hours downstream. To cover the same distance upstream, the boat takes two hours longer. What is the speed of the boat in still waters?
 2.4 KM/HR
 2.2 KM/HR
 4 KM/HR
 2 KM/HR
10.The ratio of ducks and frogs in a pond is 37 : 39 respectively. The average number of ducks and frogs in the pond is 152. What is the number of frogs in the pond ? 


Correct answers:

1. 2
2. 1
3. 3
4. 1
5. 2
6. 1
7. 4
8. 2
9. 2
10. 2

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