# General Aptitude Questions and Answers for Freshers for Competitive Exams

For students who are appearing for the first time in the competitive exam or are preparing for the competitive exams, important general aptitude questions and answers for freshers are given in this blog. These general aptitude questions are important to every examination.

## Aptitude Questions

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## Aptitude Questions and Answers

** Q : A and B can do a piece of work in 72 days. B and C can do it in 120 days. A and C can do it in 90 days. In how many days all three together can do the work ?**

(A) 80 days

(B) 100 days

(C) 60 days

(D) 150 days

Correct Answer : C

**Q :**

A is as efficient as B and C together. Working together A and B can complete a work in 36 days and C alone can complete it in 60 days. A and C work together for 10 days. B alone will complete the remaining work in:

(A) 88 days

(B) 110 days

(C) 84 days

(D) 90 days

(E) 40 days

Correct Answer : B

**Q :**

Three pipes A, B can fill the tank in 12, 20 hrs respectively and C can empty the tank in 30 hours. If the pipes are opened alternatively for 1 hour starting with A and drain pipe is kept open all the time. How much time will it take to fill the tank.

(A) 12

(B) 30

(C) 15

(D) 20

(E) None of these

Correct Answer : B

**Q :**

A and B can do a work together in 18 days. A is three times as efficient as B. In how many days can B alone complete the work?

(A) 60 days

(B) 72 days

(C) 54 days

(D) 64 days

Correct Answer : B

Explanation :

Let's denote the work rate of A as "A" and the work rate of B as "B." We know that A is three times as efficient as B, so we can write:

A = 3B

Now, we also know that A and B can do a work together in 18 days. The work rate of A and B combined is the sum of their individual work rates, which can be represented as:

A + B

Since they complete the work in 18 days together, we can write:

(A + B) = 1/18

Now, we want to find how long it would take B alone to complete the work. Let's denote that time as "x" days. The work rate of B alone would be:

B (work rate of B alone) = 1/x

Now, we have two equations:

A = 3B

(A + B) = 1/18

We can substitute the value of A from the first equation into the second equation:

(3B + B) = 1/18

Combine like terms:

4B = 1/18

Now, isolate B by dividing both sides by 4:

B = (1/18) / 4

B = 1/72

So, B's work rate is 1/72 of the work per day. To find how many days B alone can complete the work, take the reciprocal of B's work rate:

x (number of days for B alone) = 1 / (1/72)

x = 72

Therefore, it would take B alone 72 days to complete the work.

**Q :**

A alone can do a piece of work in 15 days, while B alone can do it in 20 days. They work together for 6 days and the rest of the work is done by C in 6 days. If they get Rs 800 for the whole work, how should they divide the money?

(A) Rs. 320, Rs. 240 and Rs. 240

(B) Rs. 640, Rs. 280 and Rs. 260

(C) Rs. 320, Rs. 420 and Rs. 360

(D) Rs. 360, Rs. 420 and Rs. 240

(E) Rs. 320, Rs. 240 and Rs. 720

Correct Answer : A

Explanation :

Let's break down the problem step by step:

- A can complete the work in 15 days, so his daily work rate is 1/15 of the work per day.
- B can complete the work in 20 days, so his daily work rate is 1/20 of the work per day.
- A and B work together for 6 days. In these 6 days, their combined work rate is (1/15 + 1/20) = (4/60 + 3/60) = 7/60 of the work per day.
- In 6 days, they complete (6 * 7/60) = 42/60 of the work, which simplifies to 7/10 of the work.

Now, let C complete the remaining 3/10 of the work in 6 days. We can calculate C's daily work rate:

C's daily work rate = Work done by C in 6 days / 6 C's daily work rate = (3/10) / 6 C's daily work rate = 1/20 of the work per day.

Now, let's calculate the total amount earned by each worker:

A's share: A worked for 6 days at a rate of 1/15 of the work per day, so he completed (6 * 1/15) = 2/5 of the work. A's share of the money is (2/5) * Rs 800 = Rs 320.

B's share: B worked for 6 days at a rate of 1/20 of the work per day, so he completed (6 * 1/20) = 3/10 of the work. B's share of the money is (3/10) * Rs 800 = Rs 240.

C's share: C worked for 6 days at a rate of 1/20 of the work per day, so he completed (6 * 1/20) = 3/10 of the work. C's share of the money is (3/10) * Rs 800 = Rs 240.

Now, to check if the total amount is correct, you can add up their individual shares:

Rs 320 (A) + Rs 240 (B) + Rs 240 (C) = Rs 800

So, they should divide the money as follows:

- A gets Rs 320.
- B gets Rs 240.
- C gets Rs 240.

**Q :**

The number of mainas and parrots in an aviary is in the ratio of (4x + 5) : 4x. If 25 mainas and 10 parrots are added to the aviary, then, the ratio would change to 5: 3. How many mainas are there in the aviary at initial?

(A) 20

(B) 30

(C) 35

(D) 25

(E) None of these

Correct Answer : D

**Q :**

The cost of printing a book increased from Rs. 96 to Rs. 120 from the year 2013 to 2018, such that the total money spent on printing books by a printing press increased in the ratio 5 ∶ 6. If the printing press printed 200 books in the year 2013, how many books did they print in the year 2018?

(A) 176

(B) 192

(C) 216

(D) 252

(E) 223

Correct Answer : B

**Q :**

There are 240 workers and an amount of Rs. 2880 is to be divided among them. The ratio of total amount received to men and women is 5 : 4 and the ratio of the amount given to each man and each woman is 5 : 8. Find the number of men.

(A) 120

(B) 140

(C) 160

(D) 180

(E) 200

Correct Answer : C

**Q :**

A and B started a business in partnership. The ratio between the investments of A and B was 5: 4. If A invested for 12 months and at the end of the year the ratio of prot was 15: 8, then for how much time B invested?

(A) 8 months

(B) 9 months

(C) 6 months

(D) 10 months

(E) None of these

Correct Answer : A

**Q :**

4 years hence, the ratio of ages A and B will be 5: 7 and 6 years hence, the ratio of ages will be 11: 15, then and their present ages.

(A) 20 years, 26 years

(B) 16 years, 24 years

(C) 18 years, 28 years

(D) 12 years, 18 years

(E) None of these

Correct Answer : B