Basic Mathematics and I.Q Solved MCQs for CSS, PMS, FPSC, PPSC, FIA, NTS and all other exams…

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Basic Math and I.Q Solved MCQs for CSS, PMS, FPSC, PPSC, FIA, NTS and all other exams…

1. 12 ́ .012 = ?
(a) .0144

(b) .00144 (Correct)
(c) .144

(d) .000144
2. The Square root of 169 is :-
(a) 43

(b) 13 (Correct)
(c) 84

(d) 169

3. What comes next in the following series? 64, 48, 36, 34 ……..
(a) 30

(b) 31
(c) 32 (Correct)

(d) 33
4. If 5 men can manufacture 27 baskets in an hour, how many baskets would 15 men manufacture in 40 minutes?
(a) 27

(b) 35
(c) 40

(d) 54 (Correct)


5. The zoo had some lions and some parrots. The supervisor counted 15 heads and 50 legs.
(a) 9

(b) 10 (Correct)
(c) 12

(d) 13

6. What comes next in the series? 64, 48, 40, 36, 34, …
(a) 33 (Correct)

(b) 32
(c) 31

(d) 30
7. Which number can replace both question marks? 2/? = ?/50.
(a) 5

(b) 10 (Correct)
(c) 25

(d) 100

8. (5*7)/(14 * 10) = ?
(a) 1/4 (Correct)

(b) 50/98
(c) 35/140

(d) 6

9. The Square root of 729 is :‑
(a) 33

(b) 27 (Correct)
(c) 37

(d) 43

10. If 15 men can manufacture 27 baskets in an hour, how many baskets would 45 men can manufacture in 40 minutes?
(a) 27

(b) 35
(c) 40

(d) 54 (Correct)


11. Insert the missing number: 172 84 40 18
(a) 7 (Correct)

(b) 10
(c) 12

(d) 16

12. 20 men can construct a building in 40 days. How long will it take 10 men to do this work?
(a) 50 days

(b) 60 days
(c) 70 days

(d) 80 days (Correct)

13. Riaz can do a piece of work in 10 days and B can do it in 15 days. The number of days required by them to finish it, working together is:
(a) 8

(b) 7
(c) 6 (Correct)

(d) 4

14. A carton contains 10 boxes, each box containing one dozen cubes. How many cartons are needed to fill 960 cubes?
(a) 7

(b) 8
(c) 9

(d) 12

15. 16 men build a house in 10 days. How much time will it take 8 men to do this work?
(a) 25 days

(b) 20 days (Correct)
(c) 30 days

(d) 32 days

16. A man pays 10% of his income for his income tax. If his income tax amounts to Rs. 1500, what is his income?
(a) Rs. 13000

(b) Rs. 15000 (Correct)
(c) Rs. 17000

(d) Rs. 19000

17. A man is 5 times as old as his son. 2 years ago the sum of the squares of their ages was 114. Find the present age of son.
(a) 7 years (Correct)

(b) 9 years
(c) 8 years

(d) 8 ½ years

18. The number, whose 13% is 52, is
(a) 300

(b) 400 (Correct)
(c) 500

(d) 900

19. Naeem Ahmed spends Rs.400 in getting a good table and sells it at Rs.600. Find the percentage of profit?
(a) 90%

(b) 45%
(c) 50% (Correct)

(d) 80%

20. A man saves Rs.500 which is 15% of his annual income. How much does he earn in one year?
(a) 3542.50

(b) 3333.33 (Correct)
(c) 3132.30

(d) 3075.75

21. Aslam Khan bought a TV Rs.8000 and sold it Rs.7000. How much loss did he get?
(a) Rs.1000 (Correct)

(b) Rs.2000
(c) Rs.3000

(d) Rs.4000
22. Which number will come next? 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 24, 26, ______
(a) 52

(b) 30
(c) 28 (Correct)

(d) 48

23. Twelve men take 6 hours to finish a piece of work. After the 12 men have worked for 1 hour, the contractor decides to call in 8 more men. How many more hours would 20 men take to complete the remaining work?
(a) 2

(b) 3 (Correct)
(c) 4

(d) 5

24. If a car is sold for Rs. 50000 the profit is 17 percent, what would be profit percentage if sold for Rs. 47000.
(a) 14.85 %

(b) 15.98 % (Correct)
(c) 16.20 %

(d) 14.50 %

25. Saeed purchased a plot for Rs. 8,000. He sells the plot to Mudassar at a profit of 20%. Mudassar in turn sells that plot to Rehman at a loss of 20%. The plot costs Rehman.
(a) Rs. 12,000

(b) Rs. 10,000
(c) Rs. 8670

(d) Rs. 7680 (Correct)

26. A’s mother is twice as old as A’s brother. A is 6 years younger than his brother but 4 years older than his sister. If A’s sister is 15 his mother’s age is:
(a) 40

(b) 45
(c) 42

(d) 50 (Correct)

27. Which one number will complete the following number series? 3, 6, 15,______,123, 366
(a) 34

(b) 59
(c) 42 (Correct)

(d) 60

28. Rashid bought a shirt for Rs.350 and sold it Rs.300. How much loss did he get?
(a) Rs.40

(b) Rs.50 (Correct)
(c) Rs.20

(d) Rs.80

29. Naveed bought a practical copy Rs.60 and sold it Rs.40. How much loss did he get?
(a) Rs.600

(b) Rs.60 (Correct)
(c) Rs.40 (d) Rs.20

30. The number, whose 17% is 51, is
(a) 200

(b) 100
(c) 300 (Correct)

(d) 210

31. A car washer can wash 8 cars in 18 minutes. At this rate how many cars can be wash, in three hours?
(a) 13

(b) 40
(c) 80 (Correct)

(d) 125

32. Ahmed spend Rs.44,000 to get a car and sells it at Rs.48,000. Find its percentage of profit?
(a) 12%

(b) 9.09% (Correct)
(c) 14%

(d) 80%

33. Akbar bought a sweater for Rs.200 and sold it Rs.250. How much profit did Akbar get?
(a) Rs.40

(b) Rs.20
(c) Rs.80

(d) Rs.50 (Correct)

34. The number, whose 20% is 100, is
(a) 400

(b) 500 (Correct)

(c) 600

(d) 700

35. Salaam bought a pair of shoes for Rs.300 and sold it Rs.370. How much profit did Salaam get?
(a) Rs.80

(b) Rs.70 (Correct)
(c) Rs.75

(d) Rs.20

36. The bridge is completed in 45 days by 105 men. How long it will take 90 men to do the work?
(a) 68.7 days

(b) 61 days
(c) 52 ½ days (Correct)

(d) 60 days

37. If 40 men build 4 buildings in 12 months, how many men would be required to build 6 houses in 4 months?
(a) 114 men

(b) 180 men (Correct)
(c) 140 men

(d) 160 men

38. If 80 men dug 4 holes in 12 months, how many men would be required to dig 6 holes in 4 months?
(a) 140 men

(b) 410 men
(c) 360 men (Correct)

(d) 40 men

39. Which number will come next? 212 179 146 113,_____
(a) 90

(b) 85
(c) 80 (Correct)

(d) 75

40.. If 15 men can do a piece of work in 8 days, how many men will finish it in 10 days?
(a) 14

(b) 12 (Correct)
(c) 16

(d) 8

41. If 3 men or 6 boys can do a work in 20 days, then 6 men and 8 boys shall take:
(a) 6 days (Correct)

(b) 8 days
(c) 9 days

(d) 20 days

42. The number, whose 25% is 150, is
(a) 600 (Correct)

(b) 700
(c) 800

(d) 900

43. If 20 men can do a piece of work in 8 days, how many men will finish it in 10 days?

 (a) 4 men

(b) 16 men (Correct)
(c) 8 men

(d) 18 men

44. Munir bought a compact disc from a manufacturer for Rs. 200; he paid a 15% sales tax. If he sold the disc to a customer for Rs. 260, calculate the cash profit.
(a) Rs. 30.00 (Correct)

(b) Rs. 35.00
(c) Rs. 32.50

(d) Rs. 28.00

45. Akbar sold his old gun Rs.900, which he was bought for Rs.2500. What is his % loss?
(a) 64% (Correct)

(b) 82%
(c) 94%

(d) 15%

46. The total distance from school to house is 35km. Naveed khan covered a distance of 20km. What percentage of the whole distance has he covered?
(a) 314%

(b) 219%
(c) 48.57% (Correct)

(d) 103.57%

47. The number, whose 5% is 35, is
(a) 500

(b) 600
(c) 700 (Correct)

(d) 800

48. If takes 14 taps to fill a swimming pool in 10 hours. How much time will it take 5 taps to fill the pool?
(a) 25

(b) 26
(c) 27

(d) 28 (Correct)

49. The number, whose 25% is 75, is
(a) 600

(b) 500
(c) 300 (Correct)

(d) 400

50. 8 machines can do a piece of work in 10 days. How long will it take 16 machines to do the work?
(a) 7 days

(b) 5 days (Correct)
(c) 6 days

(d) 8 days

51. 120 men are used to build huge-building for 30 days. How long will it take 80 men to do the same work?
(a) 35 days (Correct)

(b) 30 days
(c) 45 days

(d) 40 days

52. The original price of a gift pack is Rs.80. A discount of 15% is allowed in shop. What is the sale price.
(a) Rs.65

(b) Rs.68 (Correct)
(c) Rs.61

(d) Rs.50

53. 8 men can do a work in 60 days. How long will it take 6 men to do the work?
(a) 80 days (Correct)

(b) 90 days
(c) 120 days

(d) 19 days54. Which number will come next? 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ______
(a) 20

(b) 24
(c) 28

 (d) 32 (Correct)

55. Which number will come next? 6, 3, 12, 6, 24, ______
(a) 12 (Correct)

(b) 18
(c) 30

(d) 48

56. This road is only 50 km long. We covered a distance of 20 km. What percentage of distance have we covered?
(a) 40% (Correct)

(b) 69%
(c) 48%

(d) 53%

57. The price of a glass set increases from Rs.600 to Rs.710. what is the percentage increases?
(a) 18.33% (Correct)

(b) 17.33
(c) 10%

(d) 14%

58. Sohail Khan sold a car Rs.80,000 which he was bought for Rs.90,000. What is his % loss?
(a) 61.40%

(b) 55.51%
(c) 12.31%

(d) 11.11% (Correct)
59. The number, whose 3% is 60, is
(a) 2000 (Correct)

(b) 3000
(c) 6000

(d) 9000

60. A can do a piece of work in 10 days and B can do it in 15 days. The number of days required by them to finish it, working together is
(a) 8

(b) 7

(c) 6 (Correct)

(d) 4

61. 15 men can do a work in 12 days. How long it will take. 9 men to do the work?
(a) 14 days

(b) 20 days (Correct)
(c) 9 days

(d) 19 days
62. 40 men can do work in 25 days. How long it will take 25 men to do the work?
(a) 50 days

(b) 40 days (Correct)
(c) 60 days

(d) 70 days
63. 60 men can do a work in 40 days. How long it will take 20 men to do the work?
(a) 160 days

(b) 40 days
(c) 180 days

(d) 120 days (Correct)

64. Which number will come next? 1, 1, 6, 6, 11, 11, ______
(a) 11

(b) 13
(c) 16 (Correct)

(d) 17
65. Which number will come next? 64, 32, 16, 8, _______
(a) 0

(b) 1
(c) 2

(d) 4 (Correct)

66. Which number will come next? 87, 90, 84, 88, 81, _____
(a) 85

(b) 98
(c) 86 (Correct)

(d) 76

67. Which number will come next? 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, ______
(a) 18

(b) 20
(c) 22 (Correct)

(d) 25

68. The number, whose 15% is 75, is
(a) 500 (Correct)

(b) 600
(c) 700

(d) 800

69. A shopkeeper bought a radio from a wholesaler for Rs. 250.00. In addition, he paid a sales tax of 15% on the cost price. He then sold the radio for Rs. 315.00. Calculate the cash profit made by the shopkeeper.
(a) Rs. 20.00

(b) Rs. 22.50
(c) Rs. 25.00

(d) Rs. 27.50 (Correct)

70. A man takes 50 minutes to cover a certain distance at a speed of 6 km/hr. If he walks with a speed of 10 km/hr, he covers the same distance in
(a) 1 hour

(b) 30 minutes (Correct)
(c) 20 minutes

(d) 10 minutes

71. The number, whose 5% is 10, is
(a) 100 (Correct)

(b) 200
(c) 300

(d) 400

72. The difference between simple and compound interest on Rs. 1625 for 3 years at 4% per annum in rupees is
(a) 7.95

(b) 7.90 (Correct)
(c) 7.70

(d) 7.75

73 The number, whose 5% is 55, is
(a) 1100 (Correct)

(b) 2100
(c) 1200

(d) 1300

74. We covered a 150 km distance of Islamabad road. The total distance is 370 km. What percentage of distance have we covered?
(a) 30% (Correct)

(b) 40.54%
(c) 67%

(d) 41%

75. Which number will come next? 1, 0, 3, 2, 5, 6, ______
(a) 9

(b) 8
(c) 7 (Correct)

(d) 10

76. Which one number will complete the following number series? 8, 9, 8, 7, 10, 9, 6, 11, 10, ______, 12
(a) 11

(b) 7
(c) 7

(d) 5 (Correct)

77. Which number will come next? Series: 1, 3, 7, 15, 31, 63, _______
(a) 123

(b) 125

(c) 127 (Correct)

(d) 129

78. By selling a fan for Rs. 475, a person loses 5%. To get a gain of 5%, he should sell the fan for:
(a) Rs. 500

(b) Rs. 525 (Correct)
(c) Rs. 535

(d) Rs. 575

79. Which number will come next? 1, 2, 2, 5, 3, 10, _______
(a) 12

(b) 8
(c) 6

(d) 4 (Correct)

80. Which number will come next? 5, 3, 6, 2, 7, 1, _______
(a) 0

(b) 2
(c) 8 (Correct)

(d) 4

81. The number, whose 7% is 14, is
(a) 500

(b) 400
(c) 300

(d) 200 (Correct)

82. If the difference between 5 times and 9 times of a number is 24 the number is
(a) 4

(b) 5
(c) 6 (Correct)

(d) 7

83. A man bought a flat for Rs. 8,20,000. He borrowed 55% of this money from a bank. How much money did he borrow from the bank?
(a) Rs. 4,51,000 (Correct)

(b) Rs. 4,52,000
(c) Rs. 4,53,000

(d) Rs. 4,54,000

84. Insert the missing number: 5 ? 14 10 9 7
(a) 18 (Correct)

(b) 16
(c) 14

(d) 12
85. The road is completed in 35 days by 70 men. How long it will take 40 men to complete the work?
(a) 58 days

(b) 61 days (Correct)
(c) 30 days (d) 32 days

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