# ELICO Aptitude Questions with Answers 8th September 2012

Posted on :07-04-2016

Q1. If Sqrt (2n) = 64, then the value of n is

A. 2
B. 4
C. 6
D. 12

ANS: D

Explanation:

Given,Sqrt (2n) = 64
⇒ (2n)1/2 = 26
⇒ (2)n/2 = 26
⇒n/2= 6
= 12

Q2. Q is as much younger than R as he is older than T. If the sum of the ages of R and T is 50 years, what is definitely the difference between R and Qs age?

A. 1 year
B. 2 years
C. 25 years
D. Data inadequate
E. None of these

ANS: D

Explanation:

Q = T. ⇒ EX:R - Q = R- T
R + Q = 50. ⇒ Also, R + T = 50
So, (R - Q) cannot be determined.

Q3. January 1, 2004 was a Thursday, what day of the week lies on Jan 2005?

A. Monday
B. Thursday
C. Saturday
D. Sunday

ANS: C

Explanation:

The year 2004 being a leap year, has 2 odd days.
So, first day of 2005 will be 2 days beyond Thursday and so it will be Saturday.

Q4. 125, 126, 124, 127, 123, ?

A. 126
B. 129
C. 123
D. 128

ANS: D

Explanation:

The sequence is +1 -2 +3 -4 +5.
So, 123 + 5 = 128.

Q5. PIGEON: PEACE : : WHITE FLAG: ?

A. Enmity
B. Victory
C. Surrender
D. War

ANS: C

Explanation:

Pigeon is the symbol of peace and white flag is the symbol of surrender.

Q6. Three candidates contested an election and received 1136, 7636 and 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?

A. 57%
B. 60%
C. 65%
D. 90%

ANS: A

Explanation:

Total number of votes polled = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400.
∴ Required percentage = (11628/ 20400) x 100% = 57%

Q7. Railways fares of 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes between two stations were in the ratio of 8: 6: 3. The fares of 1st and 2nd class were subsequently reduced by 1/6 and 1/12 respectively. If during a year, the ratio between passenger of 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes was 9: 12: 26 and total amount collected by the sale of tickets was Rs 1088, then find the collection from the passengers of 1st class.

A. Rs 260
B. Rs 280
C. Rs 300
D. Rs 320

ANS: D

Explanation:

New ratio of fares (1st, 2nd and 3rd) = 8 x 1/5:6 x11/12:3 x 1 = 40 : 33 : 18
Ratio of passengers = 9 : 12 : 26
Ratio of amount collected = 40 x 9 : 12 x 33 : 26 x 18= 90 : 99 : 117
Amount collected from 1st class fares = (90/306) x 1088 = Rs 320

Q8. The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?

A. 4 years
B. 8 years
C. 10 years
D. None of these

ANS: A

Explanation:

Let the ages of children be x, (x + 3), (x + 6), (x + 9) and (x + 12) years.
Then, x + (x + 3) + (x + 6) + (x + 9) + (x + 12) = 50
5x = 20 ⇒
x = 4 ⇒
Age of the youngest child = x = 4 years.

Q9. Ramans salary was decreased by 50% and subsequently increased by 50%. How much percent does he loss?

A. Rs. 25
B. Rs. 50
C. Rs. 75
D. Rs. 85

ANS: C

Explanation:

Let the original salary = Rs. 100.
New final salary = 150% of (50% of Rs. 100)
∴ New final salary = (150/100) x (50/100)x 100 = 75

Q10. If ax = b, by = c and cz = a, then the value of xyz is

A. 0
B. 1
C. 1/abc
D. abc

ANS: B

Explanation:

a1 = cz.
= (by)z.
= (byz).
= (ax)yz.
Therefore, xyz= 1

Q11. In a certain code language

GRANAMELKE means BIG TREE
PINIMELKE means LITTLE TREE
MELKEHOON means TREE HOUSE.

Which word could mean BIG HOUSE?

A. GRANAHOON
B. PINISHUR
C. PINIHOON
D. PINIHOON

ANS: A

Explanation:

From the question, we get:
GRANA means BIG
MELKE means TREE
PINI means LITTLE
HOON means HOUSE.

Therefore, GRANAHOON means BIG HOUSE.

Q12. A rectangular court of 3.78 metres long and 5.25 metres wide is to be paved exactly with square tiles, all of the same size. What is the largest size of the tile which could be used for the purpose?

A. 14 cms
B. 21 cms
C. 42 cms
D. None of these

ANS: D

Explanation:

Largest size of the tile = H.C.F of 378 cm and 525 cm = 21 cm.

Q13. As son B is married with C whose sister D is married to E the brother of B. How D is related to A?

A. Sister
B. Daughters-in-law
C. Sister-in-law
D. Cousin

ANS: B

Explanation:

Since E is the brother of B
Therefore, A is the father of E
but D is the wife of E.
Hence, D is the daughter-in-law of A.

Q14. The least number which should be added to 2497 so that the sum is exactly divisible by 5, 6, 4 and 3 is:

A. 3
B. 13
C. 23
D. 33

ANS: C

Explanation:

L.C.M. of 5, 6, 4 and 3 = 60.
On dividing 2497 by 60, the remainder is 37.
∴ Number to be added = (60 - 37) =23

Q15. Pointing to a person, Deepak said, His only brother is the father of my daughters father. How is the person related to Deepak?

A. Father
B. Grandfather
C. Uncle
D. Brother-in-law

ANS: C

Explanation:

Father of Deepaks daughters father = Deepaks father.
Hence, the person in the brother of Deepaks father.
Therefore, the person is the uncle of Deepak.

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