# [Solved]- SSC CHSL 2017 question paper 21-Jan-2017: Quantitative Aptitude (Evening session)

In this article, we have shared all questions with solutions for SSC CHSL 2016 question paper held on 21-Jan-2017 in the evening shift. These solved questions will give you a perspective of the difficulty level, required time, and methods to solve these questions. Please find these questions here below-

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Question1 - Profit of Rs 936000 has to be divided among three partners Anirudhha, Balwant and Charudatta in the ratio 2:3:5. How much does Charudatta get?

(a) 280800

(b) 187200

(c) 468000

(d) 234000

Ans.:-c.

Explanation:- Let the share of Anirudha, Balwant, and Charudatta is 2x, 3x, and 5x respectively.

2x + 3x + 5x=936000;

10x= 936000; => x= 93600.

Hence, the amount received by charudatta = 5*93600 = Rs. 468000.

Question 2 - The price of an article is cut by 36%, to restore to its original value, the new price must be increased by

(a) 56.25 percent

(b) 36 percent

(c) 26.47 percent

(d) 45 percent

Ans.:-a.

Explanation:- Suppose, the original price= Rs. x;

Discounted price =Rs. 0.64x;

To restore to its original value % increase= [x-0.64x]*100/0.64x = 56.25%

Question 3 - The mean of marks secured by 50 students in division A of class X is 61, 25 students of division B is 57 and that of 50 students of division C is 55. What will be the mean of marks of the students of three divisions of Class X?

(a) 57.1

(b) 56.4

(c) 59.2

(d) 57.8

Ans.:-d.

Explanation:-

Mean of the students of three divisions in Class X= Total marks obtained / Total no. of students;

= [61 * 50 + 25 * 57 + 50 * 55]/ [50 + 25 + 50].

= 7225/125 = 57.8.

Question 4 - If the selling price is Rs 1680 after getting a discount of 16%, what was the marked price?

(a) Rs 2000

(b) Rs 1948.8

(c) Rs 1411.2

(d) Rs 1448

Ans.:-a.

Explanation:- Let Marker price = Rs. x;

Discount price= 0.16x;

x – 0.16x = 1680; => 0.84x = 1680;

x = Rs. 2000;

Question5 - The sum of 6xy(2x - 4z) , 3yz(2x - 3z) and 4xz(3y - 2y2) is

(a) 12x2y - 6xyz - 9yz2 + 8xy2z

(b) 12x2y - 6xyz + 9yz2 - 8xy2z

(c) 12x2y - 6xyz - 9yz2 - 8xy2z

(d) 12x2y + 6xyz - 9yz2 - 8xy2z

Ans.:-c.

Explanation:-

= 6xy*(2x - 4z) + 3yz*(2x - 3z) + 4xz*(3y - 2y2);

=12x2y – 24xyz + 6xyz – 9yz2 + 12xyz – 8 xy2z;

= 12x2y - 6xyz - 9yz2 - 8xy2z;

Question 6 - When a discount of 25% is given on a cruise trip, the profit is 41%. If the discount is 26%, then the profit is

(a) 39.12 percent

(b) 67 percent

(c) 94.88 percent

(d) 11.24 percent

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:-  Suppose, the marked price = Rs. x;

After discount, selling price = 0.75x;

After cutting profit, the purchasing price = Rs. 0.75 * 0.59x = 0.4425x;

Following the condition given in the question-

After discount, selling price will be= 0.74x;

% profit = [0.74x – 0.4425x]*100/ 0.4425 = 67.23%.

Question 7 - If (cotA - cosecA)2 = x, then the value of x is

(a) (1 - cosA)/(1 + cosA)

(b) (1 - sinA)/(1 + sinA)

(c) (1 - secA)/(1 + secA)

(d) (1 - cosecA)/(1 + cosecA)

Ans.:-

Explanation:- x = (cotA - cosecA)2;

x = cot2A + cosec2A – 2 cotA* cosecA;

Question 8 - A does 30% of a work in 30 days. He then calls in B and they together finish the remaining work in 20 days. How long B alone would take to do the whole work?

(a) 40 days

(b) 80 days

(c) 120 days

(d) 20 days

Ans.:-a.

Explanation:- A’s efficiency = Amount of work done by him/ no. of days;

A’s efficiency = 1 * 30% / 30 days = 1%;

(A+B)’s efficiency = 1 * 70 % / 70 days = 3.5%;

Hence, B’s efficiency = 3.5 % - 1% = 2.5%.

No of days taken by B to finish the whole work alone = 1 / 2.5% = 1000/25= 40 days;

Question 9 - If 2x - 6 ≤ x - 3 and 1+3x < 4x + 4, then x can take which of the following values?

(a) 4

(b) -4

(c) -6

(d) 2

Ans.:-

Explanation:- considering first inference :  2x - 6 ≤ x – 3;

= >  x ≤ 3; ---- eq.(i.)

Considering second inference: 1+3x < 4x + 4; = > x > -3; ------ eq.(ii.)

Considering both equation in mind, x  should be equal to 2.

Question 10 - If cotA = x, then the value of x is

(a) √(sec2A + 1)

(b) √(cosec2A + 1)

(c) √(sec2A - 1)

(d) √(cosec2A - 1)

Ans.:-d.

Explanation:- 1 + cot2A = cosec2A;

Hence, option (d.) will be the correct option.

Question 11 - If 14.35 - (1.956 - x ) - 83.92 = 3.858 then what is the value of x?

(a) -92.456

(b) 75.384

(c) 71.472

(d) 104.084

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- 14.35 - (1.956 - x ) - 83.92 = 3.858;

14.35 – 1.956 + x -83.92 = 3.858;

x = 3.858 – 14.35 + 1.956 + 83.92;

x = 75.384;

Question 12 - In a Rhombus ABCD, measure of angle CAB is 25°, what is the measure of angle ABC?

(a) 65°

(b) 50°

(c) 40°

(d) 130°

Ans.:-

Explanation:-  if angle CAB = 25, then angle OBA = 180 – (90 + 25)= 65.

Since, diagonal bisect the angles in rhombus; hence, angle ABC = 130.

Question 13 - The volume of a cuboid is 320 cubic cm. Find its total surface area if its length and breadth are 10 cm and 8 cm respectively?

(a) 608 sq cms

(b) 304 sq cms

(c) 152 sq cms

(d) 456 sq cms

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:-  Suppose, l = 10 cm and b = 8 cm. Let the height of cuboid = h cm.

Volume of cuboid = l * b* h;

h = 320 / 10*8 = 4 cm.

Total surface area= 2*(lb + bh+ hl);

= 2 * (10*8 + 8 * 4 + 4 * 10) = 304 sq. cm.

Question 14 - The circumference of a circle is equal to the perimeter of an equilateral triangle. If the radius of the circle is 7 cm what is the length of the side of the equilateral triangle?

(a) 22/3 cm

(b) 44/3 cm

(c) 44 cm

(d) 22 cm

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- suppose, the side of equilateral triangle = a cm.

a = 2*pi*7/3 = 44/3 cm.

Question 15 - The slope of the line passing through the points (2,-1) and (x,5) is -1. Find x?

(a) 4

(b) -4

(c) -8

(d) 8

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- [5 – (-1)]/ [x -2] = -1;

x = -4

Question 16 - The sum of the ages of father and son at present is 33. Two years ago the product of their ages was 28. What is the age of the father and the son?

(a) 26, 7

(b) 30, 3

(c) 29, 4

(d) 32, 1

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- Let the father age is x years, then son’s age = 33 –x.

(x-2)* (31-x) = 28;

31x –x2 -62 + 2x = 28;

x2 -33x + 90 =0;

x2 -30x -3x + 90 =0;

x(x -30) -3 (x -30) =0; = > x = 3, 30;

Hence, Son’s age = 3 years;

Father’s age = 30 years.

Question 17 - Rameshwar goes on a trip on his motor-cycle and rides for 405 kms. If he rides for 6 hours at a speed of 45 km/hr, find at what speed he travels for the remaining 3 hours of the journey?

(a) 55 km/hr

(b) 52 km/hr

(c) 45 km/hr

(d) 40 km/hr

Ans.:-c.

Explanation:-  Distance covered in 6 hours= 45*6= 270 kms.

Hence, the remaining speed = (405 -270)/3 = 135/3 = 45 kmph.

Question 18 - There is 40% increase in an amount in 8 years at simple interest. What will be the compound interest of Rs. 10000 after 3 years at the same rate?

(a) Rs 1576.25

(b) Rs 6222

(c) Rs 7881.25

(d) Rs 4728.75

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- Let the principal amount = Rs. x; and interest rate = r%

1.40x = x*r*8/100;  = > r = 140/8 = 17.5%;

Question 19 - If tan π/3 + cosec π/6 = x, then x is

(a) (1-√2)/√2

(b) (√3+4)/2√3

(c) √3+2

(d) (2√2-1)/2

Ans.:-c.

Explanation:- put π = 180 in the given equation-

x = tan 60 + cosec 30 = 2 + √3

Question 20 - If 4x - 7y = 3 and 2x - y = 9, then x - y is.

(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 6

Ans.:-a.

Explanation:-

4x - 7y = 3    --------------- eq. (i.)

2x - y = 9   --------------- eq. (ii.)

Multiply by 2 in the equation (ii.) and subtract from eq.(i)-

-5y = -15 = > y=3; and x = 6;

Hence, x-y = 3

Question 21 - If the length of the side of an equilateral triangle is 6 cm, what is its area?

(a) 18√3 sq cm

(b) 36√3 sq cm

(c) 27√3 sq cm

(d) 9√3 sq cm

Ans.:-d.

Explanation:-Area of equilateral triangle = √3/4 (side)2;

Area of triangle = 9√3 sq. cm.

Question 22 – Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

 Quantity of stock Average Cost (Rs) Mobile Phones 99 15000 Cameras 53 13000 TVs 29 59000 Refrigerators 21 56000 ACs 97 25000

What is the value of the total stock (in lakh rupees)?

(a) 748.6

(b) 74.86

(c) 168

(d) 299

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- Total value of stocks = 99*15000 + 53*13000 + 29*59000 + 21*56000 + 97*25000

= 1485000 + 689000 + 1711000 + 1176000 + 2425000;

=7486000 = 74.86 lakhs

Question 23 - Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

 Year Ratio Import/Export 2011 0.8 2012 1.3 2013 1 2014 1.5 2015 0.8

If the imports in 2012 was Rs. 600 crores and the total exports in the years 2012 and 2013 together was Rs. 4400 cores, then the imports in 2013 was?

(a) 3232

(b) 4622

(c) 3666

(d) 3938

Ans.:-d.

Explanation:- Export in 2012 = 600/1.3 = 461.53 crores.

Exports (2012 +2013) = 4400 crores.

Hence, export in 2013 = 4400 – 461.53 = 3938.47 crores.

Import in 2013 = 1* 3938.47 = 3938 (rounded off)

Question 24 - Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

 Measured on  Birthday Height of the child (in cms) 4 100 5 105 6 115 7 125 8 130 9 140 10 145 11 155 12 160 13 170 14 175 15 180 16 190

What was the increase in the height of the child from the 10th birthday to the 13th birthday?

(a) 30 cms

(b) 25 cms

(c) 20 cms

(d) 35 cms

Ans.:-b.

Explanation:- The increment in the height = 170-145 = 25cm.

Question 25 - Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

 Deep Sleep 20 Dreaming 20 Light sleep 30 Extremely light sleep 25 Awake 5

Between 10pm to 6am, a fitness band records the following data. How long was the user in Light sleep or in extremely light sleep?

(a) 4.4 hours

(b) 3.9 hours

(c) 2.9 hours

(d) 4.9 hours

Ans.:-a.

Explanation:-Duration to fall in light sleep or in extremely light sleep = 5 + (5 + 25) + (5 + 25 +30) + (5 + 25 + 30 + 20) + ( 5 + 25 + 30 + 20 + 20)

= 275 = 4.5 hours