**Basic Mathematics MCQs Preparation For PPSC And NTS Test Preparation**

**1) Price of sugar is increased by 25%. The percentage of consumption to be decreased so that there would be no increase in the expenditure is**

**(a) 18% (b) 20 %**

**(c) 22% (d) 24%**

**2) A group of students volunteered to finish a construction work in 25 days. 1Q of thestudents did not come and the work could be finished in 35 days. The original number of students in the group were**

**(a) 25.00 (b) 32.00**

**(c) 35.00 (d) 37.00**

**3) 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′ (b) Rs. 4,52,000**

**(c) Fvs. 4,53,000 . (d) Rs. 4,54,000**

**4) A primary school had an enrollment of 850 pupils in January 1970. In January 1980 the enrollment was 1,120; What**

**was the percentage increase for the**

**enrollment?**

**(a) 31.76%’ (b) 33.50%**

**(c) 30,65% (d) 34.76%**

**5) The number, whose 7% is 42, is**

**(a) 300 (b) 400**

**(c) 500 (d) 600′**

**6) Which number will come next?**

**3. 5, 7, 10,12,14, 24, 26,_____**

**(a) 52 (b) 30**

**(c) 28′ (d) 48**

**7) 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′**

**(c) 4 (d) 5**

**8) 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%’**

**(c) 16.20% (d) 14.50%**

**9.Sadiq purchased a plot for Rs. 8,000. He sells the plot to Abid at a profit of 20%. Abid in turn sells that plot to Arif at a loss of 20%. The plot costs Arif.**

**(a) Rs. 12,000 (b) Rs. 10,000 (c) Rs. 8670 (d) Rs. 7680′**

**10. A’s mother is twice as old as A’s brother. A is 6 years yqunger 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′**

**11.If 12 years are added to 2/3 age of Rani, she will be three years older than today. What is Rani’s present age?**

**(a) 25 (b) 27′**

**(c) 26 (d) 29**

**12. Three families, P, Q and R, share 480 kg of rice, Q receives twice as much rice as P and R receives half as much rice as Q. How much rice does family Q gets?**

**(a) 220 kg (b) 230 kg**

**(c) 240 kg’ (d) 250 kg**

**13. Six men working 8 hours a day earn Rs 720 per week. 8 men working 6 hours a day will earn per week**

**(a) Rs. 540 (b) Rs. 720′**

**(c) Rs.960 (d) Rs.1080**

**14. In the exam 45% students failed and 550 students were successful.The total number of students who appeared in the exam were:**

**(a) 1000′ (b) 900**

**(c) 1500 (d) 800**

**15. Nasir read 60 pages of**

*a*book on the first day. This was 20% more than the number of pages he read on the second day. Given that he read 1/6 of the book on the.second day, find the number of pages in the book he had read.

**(a) 300′ (b) 290**

*(c)*325 (d) 345

**16. Mr. Rehraan ordered a car worth Rs.600.000 and was given a discount.Given that he paid Rs.57,0000 for his new**

(a) 5% (b) 7%

*car,*calculate the percentage discount he received:(a) 5% (b) 7%

**(c) 9% (d) 10%**

**17. Which is the greatest number?**

(a) 1/4 of 236 (b) 1/16 of 1028

(c) 1/9 of 504 d) 1/3 of 741

(a) 1/4 of 236 (b) 1/16 of 1028

(c) 1/9 of 504 d) 1/3 of 741

**18- 10 men can construct a building in 40 days. How long will it take 20 men to do this work?**

**(a) 20 days (b) 30 days**

(c) 40 days (d) 50 days

(c) 40 days (d) 50 days

**1 9. Rashid bought a shirt for Rs.350 and sold it Rs.300. How much loss did he get?**

**(a) Rs.40 (b) Rs.50**

**(c) Rs.20 (d) Rs.80**

**20. NASIR bought a practical copy Rs.60 and sold it Rs.40. How much loss did he get?**

**(a) Rs.600 (b) Rs.60**

**(c) Rs.40 (d) Rs.20**

**21.The number, whose 17% is 51, is**

(a) 200 (b) 100

(a) 200 (b) 100

**(c) 300 (d) 210**

**22. 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 (d) 125**

**23. There are four numbers. Average of the first three is 15 and that of the last three is 16. If the last number is**

19 find the first number:

19 find the first number:

**(a) 16 (b) 18**

**(c) 20 (d) 21**

**24.: 10 men can complete a job in 14 days. How long will it take 4 men to finish the same job if they work. at the same rate?**

**(a) 33 days . (b) 35 days**

(e) 37 days (d) 39 days

(e) 37 days (d) 39 days

**25. A man takes 50 minutes to cover a certain distance at a speed of 6 km/hr. If he walks with a speed of 1 0**

km/hr. he covers the same distance

km/hr. he covers the same distance

**(a) 1 hour**

**(c) 20 minutes**

**(b) 30 minutes**

**(d) 10 minutes**

**26. A man pays 10% of his income as income tax. If his income tax amounts to Rs.1500, what is his**

income?

income?

**(a) Rs.13000 (b) Rs.15000**

**(c) Rs.17000 (d) Rs.19000**

**27. 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:

finish it, working together is:

**(a) 8 (b) 7**

**(c) 6 (d) 4.**

**28. 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**

**29:. 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**

**(c) 30 days (d) 32 days**

**30. Naveed 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% (d) 80%**

**31. All spends Rs.500 to get a good shirt and sells it at Rs.800. Find the percentage of Profit?**

**(a) 59% (b) 60%**

**(c) 63% (d) 40%**

**32. Insert the missing number 5? 14 10 97**

**(a) 18 (b) 16**

**(c) 14 (d) 12**

**33. Insert the missing number:**

341 (250) 466 282 ( ) 398

(a) 228 (b) 232

(c) 226 (d) 240

341 (250) 466 282 ( ) 398

(a) 228 (b) 232

(c) 226 (d) 240

**34. Insert the missing number:**

7 14 10 12 14 9

7 14 10 12 14 9

**(a) 19 (bj 17**

**(c) 14 (d) 15**