ASDC Arithmetic Ability Test 2011

Posted on :20-04-2016

Q1. A man sends his son to the market to buy mangoes. He gives the son 100 pence to buy 100 mangoes. In the market there are 3 kinds of mangoes: good mangoes each for 10 pence, average mangoes each for 5 pence, & not so god mangoes for .5 pence each. What type of mangoes & how much should the son buy?

ANS: 90 mangoes for .5 pence each. 9 mangoes for 5 pence each, 1 mangoe for 10 pence.

Q2. If in a jar there are jelly beans, some blue, some green, some yellow in colour, then what minimum amount of jelly beans should be picked to get two of the same colour?

ANS: 4

Q3. The average weight of 3 men A, B and C is 84 kgs another man D joined the group and the average now becomes 80. If another man E whose weight is 3 kgs more than that of D replaces A then the average weight of B, C, D, E becomes 79 kgs. The weight of A is?

a) 70 kgs
b) 72 kgs
c) 75 kgs
d) 80 kgs

ANS:  75 kgs

Q4. If "24 H in a D" means "24 hours in a Day", then what does "1000 Y in a M" mean?

ANS: 1000 years in a Millenium.

Q5. Find the next term: 144, 121, 100, 81, 64, ----.

ANS: 49.

Q6. Three friends divide among themselves equal amount of money. If after spending Rs. 4 each they have left with them the sum of Rs.6, then what was the original amount with them?

ANS: Rs. 18

Q7. A Student was asked to find the value of 3/8th of sum of money. The  student made A mistake by dividing the sum by 3/8 and thus got an answer which exceeed the correct answer by 55 the correct answer was?

a) 9
b) 18
c) 24
d) 64

ANS:  8/3x-3/8x=55 => X=24

Q8. In a year some fractions of girls & some fraction of boys graduate from High School. If, of them a/b of girls & x/y of boys go to college. What is the fraction of students who go to college?

Q9. Three children are born each second. What is the number of children born in the year 2001?

Q10. An electric train is moving southwards, but the smoke is moving westwards, ----.

ANS: An electric train doesnot emits smoke!!!

Directions for Questions 11 to 14:
There are six steps that lead from the first to the second floor. No two people can be on the same step. Mr. A is two steps below Mr. C, Mr. B is a step next to Mr. D. Only one step is vacant (No one standing on that step). Denote the first step by step 1 and second step by step 2 etc.

Q11. If Mr. E was on the third step & Mr. B was on a higher step than Mr. E, which step must be vacant?

a) step 1
b) step 2
c) step 4
d) step 5
e) step 6

ANS: (a)

Q12. If there were two steps between the step that A was standing and the step that B was standing on, and A was on a  higher step than D, A must be on step

a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5
e) 6

ANS: (c)

Q13. If Mr. A is on the first step, Which of the following is true?

a) Mr. B is on the second step
b) Mr. C is on the fourth step.
c) A person Mr. E, could be on the third step
d) Mr. D is on higher step than Mr. C.

ANS: (d)

Q14. If Mr. B was on step 1, which step could A be on?

a) 2&e only
b) 3&5 only
c) 3&4 only
d) 4&5 only
e) 2&4 only

ANS: (c)

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