SSC CGL level Question Set 69, Percentage 3

69th SSC CGL level Question Set, 3rd on topic Percentage

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This is the 69th question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL exam and 3rd on topic Percentage. Students must complete this question set in prescribed time first and then only refer to the corresponding solution set for extracting maximum benefits from this resource.

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69th question set - 10 problems for SSC CGL exam: 3rd on topic Percentage - time 12 mins

Problem 1.

Instead of giving a discount, for every 19 kites sold, a kite-seller gives 1 kite extra free. In order to give 5% more discount, the number of extra kites the kite-seller needs to give free in a sale of 27 kites is,

  1. 3
  2. 6
  3. 8
  4. 7

Problem 2.

Two fixed points A and B are 15 cm apart. A third point C is located between the two points on the straight line joining them so that length of AC is 9 cm. If the point C is moved towards point B so that the length of AC is increased by 6%, the length of BC must have been decreased by,

  1. 6%
  2. 8%
  3. 7%
  4. 9%

Problem 3.

In a three hour test, half way through, out of a total number of 200 questions Abhi answered 40% of the questions. What should be the percentage increase in average answer rate during the rest of the time so that Abhi can answer all the questions?

  1. $60$%
  2. $50$%
  3. $40$%
  4. $33\frac{1}{3}$%

Problem 4.

In a final exam, Vikas scores 30% but fails to pass by 5 marks, while Chandra who got 10 more marks than the pass marks scores 40%. The pass marks is then,

  1. 100
  2. 70
  3. 50
  4. 150

Problem 5.

The price of an item was increased by 10%. This caused a reduction in monthly total item sales by 20%. The overall effect of price increase on the monthly total sale value is then,

  1. 10% increase
  2. 12% decrease
  3. 12% increase
  4. 10% decrease

Problem 6.

A number is increased by 20% and then again by 20%. By what percent should the inreased number be reduced to get back to the original number?

  1. $30\displaystyle\frac{5}{9}$%
  2. $44$%
  3. $19\displaystyle\frac{11}{31}$%
  4. $40$%

Problem 7.

In a basic science library 25% of the books are on Bioscience, 200 are on Physics and the rest are on Chemistry. If the ratio of number of books on Chemistry, Physics and Bioscience is, 5 : 4 : 3, how many new books only on Bioscience are to be added to the library collection to make the percentage of Bioscience books as 40%?

  1. 75
  2. 150
  3. 100
  4. 125

Problem 8.

The sum of two numbers is 520. If the larger number is decreased by 4% and the smaller number is increased by 12%, the numbers thus obtained become equal. The smaller of the two original numbers is then,

  1. 300
  2. 240
  3. 280
  4. 210

Problem 9.

In an examination 65% of the students passed in Mathematics, 48% passed in Physics and 30% passed in both. How much percentage of students then failed in both subjects?

  1. 13%
  2. 17%
  3. 43%
  4. 47%

Problem 10.

A's salary is 40% of B's salary and B's salary is 25% of C's salary. What percent of C's salary is A's salary?

  1. 15%
  2. 5%
  3. 20%
  4. 10%

For detailed solutions to these questions refer to SSC CGL level Solution set 69, Percentage 3.


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