# Mahindra Ltd Aptitude test paper October 2013

Posted on :08-03-2016

Q1. A cricketer played 80 innings and scored an average of 99 runs. His score in the last inning was zero run. To have an average of 100 at the end, his score in the last innings should have been

a. 60
b. 80
c. 10
d. 1
e. None of these

Q2. A man spends an average of Rs. 1,694.70 per month for the first 7 months and Rs.1,810.50 per month for the next 5 months. His monthly salary if he saves Rs. 3,084.60 during the whole year is

a. 1000
b. 2000
c. 2400
d. 3000
e. None of these

Q3. A and B undertake to do a piece of work for Rs. 2,200. A alone can do it in 8 days, while B can do it in 6 days. With the help of C, they complete it in 3 days. Find Cs share.

a. 150
b. 275
c. 245
d. 175
e. none Of these

Q4. By selling an article at 80% of its marked price, a trader makes a loss of 10%. What will be the profit percentage if he sells it at 95% of its marked price?

a. 5.9
b. 12.5
c. 6.9
d. 5
e. None of these

Q5. By selling an umbrella for Rs. 30, a shopkeeper gains 20%. During a clearance sale, the shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% of the marked price. His gain during the sale season is

a. 8
b. 9
c. 7
d. 7.5
e. None of these

Q6. From a vessel containing 100 ltr. of wine, 10 ltr. are drawn out and an equal amount of water is added. From the mixture, 10 ltr. is again drawn out and same quantity of water is added. What is the final ratio of wine and water?

a. 91 : 9
b. 81 : 19
c. 80 : 20
d. 90 : 10
e. None of these

Q7. From each of two given numbers, half the smaller number is subtracted. After such subtraction, the larger number is 4 times as large as the smaller number. What is the ratio of the numbers?

a. 4 : 1
b. 4 : 5
c. 5 : 2
d. 1 : 4
e. None of these

Q8. Men, women and children are employed to do a work in the proportion of 3 : 2 : 1 and their wages per person are in the proportion of 5 : 3 : 2. When 90 men are employed, total daily wages of all amounts to Rs. 10,350. Find the daily wage of a man.

a. 115
b. 75
c. 45
d. 57.90
e. None of these

Q9. The population of a town is 3,11,250. The ratio between women and men is 43 : 40. If there are 24% literate among men and 8% literate among women, the total number of literate persons in the town is

a. 56,800
b. 99,600
c. 41,800
d. 48,900
e. None of these

Q10. In an examination, 52% of the candidates failed in English and 43% failed in Mathematics. If 17% failed in both the subjects, then the percentage of candidates, who passed in both the subjects, was

a. 25
b. 22
c. 23
d. 21
e. None of The above

DIRECTIONS for the question 11 to 12:

In the following question a given statement is followed by two assumptions I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

Q11. Statements: A good book, even if costly, is sold
Assumption: I. Some books are better than others.
II. Most of the books are costly

a. If only assumption I is implicit;
b. If only assumption II is implicit;
c. If neither I nor II is implicit;
d. If both I and II are implicit.

Q12. Statements: The integrated steel plants in India no longer have to depend on imports for continuous casting refractories.
Assumption: I. Continuous casting refractories are needed by India.
II. Continuous casting refractors are in demand.

a. If only assumption I is implicit;
b. If only assumption II is implicit;
c. If neither I nor II is implicit;
d. If both I and II are implicit.

Q13. My bag can carry no more than ten books. I must carry at least one book each of management, mathematics, physics and fiction. Also, for every management book, I must carry two or more fiction books, and for every mathematics book, I must carry two or more physics books. I earn 4, 3, 2 and 1 points for each management, mathematics, physics and fiction book, respectively, I carry in my bag. I want to maximize the points I can earn by carrying the most appropriate combination of books in my bag. The maximum points that I can earn are

a. 21
b. 20
c. 22
d. 23

Q14. Five persons with names, P, M, U, T and X live separately in any one of the following: a palace, a hut, a fort, a house or a hotel. Each one likes two different colours from among the following: blue, black, red, yellow and green. U likes red and blue. T likes black. The person living in a palace does not like black or blue. P likes blue and red. M likes yellow. X lives in a hotel. M lives in a

a. Fort
b. Hut
c. Palace
d. House

Q15. Eighty kilograms (kg) of store material is to be transported to a location 10 km away. Any number of couriers can be used to transport the material. The material can be packed in any number of units of 10, 20 or 40 kg. Courier charges are Rs. 10 per hour. Couriers travel at the speed of 10 km/hr if they are not carrying any load, at 5 km/hr if carrying 10 kg, at 2 km/hr if carrying 20 kg and at 1 km/hr if carrying 40 kg, A courier cannot carry more than 40 kg of load. The minimum cost at which 80 kg of store material can be transported to its destination will be

a. Rs. 160
b. Rs. 180
c. Rs. 140
d. Rs. 120

Q16. An application was received by inward clerk in the afternoon of a week day. Next day he forwarded it to the table of the senior clerk who was on leave that day. The senior clerk put up the application to the desk officer next day in the evening. The desk officer studied the application and disposed off the matter on the same day i.e., Friday. Which day was the application received by the inward clerk?

a. Monday
b. Wednesday
c. Tuesday
d. Previous weeks Saturday

Q17. In a queue of children, Kashish is fifth from the left and Mona is sixth from the right. When they interchange their places among themselves, Kashish becomes thirteenth from the left. Then, what will be Monas position from the right ?

a. 4th
b. 14th
c. 8th
d. 15th

DIRECTIONS for the question 18-20:

There is an office block for six officers namely Anil, Brijendar, Chander, Dharmendar, Elexander and Farmaan. The three offices are on to the left hand side of the entry point in a row and another three on the right hand side of the entry gate in a row. In between these two rows of offices, there is a corridor and all these offices have the doors opening towards the corridor. Both Brijendar and Chander have their offices to the right of the corridor (as one enters the office block) and Anil occupies an office to the left of the corridor. Elexandar and Farmaan occupy offices on opposite sides of the corridor but their offices dont face each other. The offices of Chander and Dharmendar face each other. Alexandar does not have a corner office. Farmaans office is further down the corridor than Anils but on the same side.

Q18. If Elexandar sits in his office facing the corridor, whose office is to his left?

a. Chander
b. Brijendar
c. Anil
d. Dharmendar

Q19. Who is/are Farmaans immediate neighbour(s)?

a. Anil and Chander
b. Anil only
c. Chander only
d. Dharmendar only

Q20. Dharmendar was heard telling someone to go further down the corridor to the last office on the right side. To whose office room was he trying to direct that person?

a. Anil
b. Brijendar
c. Chander
d. Elexandar

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