[This is the question paper of IBPS Common Written Exam for Specialist officers held on 2013. This is the Quantitative Aptitude Section]

1. If 37/13 = 2+1/(x+1/(y+1/z)),where x,y,z are natural
numbers,then x,y,z are:

(a) 1,2,5 (b) 1,5,2 (c) 5,2,11 (d) 11,2,5

2. What is the least number which should be subtracted from
0.000326 to make it a perfect square?

(a) 0.000002 (b) 0.000004 (c) 0.02 (d) 0.04

3. The average of 3 children in a family is 20% of the
average age of the father and the eldest child. The total age of the mother and
the youngest child is 39 years.If the father’s age is 26 years, what is the age
of second child ?

(a) 15 years (b) 18 years (c) 20 years (d)
Cannot be determined

4. Rajan got married 8 years ago.His present age is 6/5 times
his age at the time of his marriage. Rajan’s sister was 10 years younger to him
at the time of his marriage. The age of Rajan’s sister is:

(a) 32 years (b) 36 years (c) 38 years (d)
40 years

5. In an election between two candidates,one got 55% of the
total valid votes,20% of the votes were invalid.If the total number of votes
was 7500,the number of valid votes that the other candidate got,was:

(a) 2700 (b) 2900 (c) 3000 (d) 3100

6. A trader marked his goods at 20% above the cost price. He
sold half the stock at the marked price,one quarter at a discount of 20% on the
marked price and the rest at a discount of 40% on the marked price.His total
gain is :

(a) 2% (b) 4.5% (c) 13.5% (d)15%

7. Two friends P and Q started a business investing in the
ratio of 5:6.R joined them after six months investing an amount equal to
that of Q’s.At the end of the year,20% profit was earned which was equal to Rs.
98,000.What was the amount invested by R ?

(a) Rs. 1,05,000 (b) Rs. 1,75,000 (c) Rs. 2,10,000
(d) Data inadequate (e) None of these

8. 10 men and 15 women together can complete a work in 6
days.It takes 100 days for one man alone to complete the same work.How many
days will be required for one woman alone to complete the same work ?

(a) 90 (b) 125 (c) 145 (d) 150 (e)
None of these

9. A train X starts from Meerut at 4 p.m. and reaches
ghaziabad at 5 p.m.while another train Y starts from
ghaziabad at 4.p.m and reaches Meerut at 5.30 p.m.The two trains will cross
each other at :

(a) 4.36 p.m. (b) 4.42 p.m. (c) 4.48 p.m. (d)
4.50 p.m.

10. A sum of money amounts to Rs. 9800 after 5 years and Rs.
12005 after 8 years at the same rate of simple interest.The rate of
interest per annum is :

(a) 5% (b) 8% (c) 12% (d) 15%

11. A man saves Rs. 200 at the end of each year and lends the
money at 5% compound interest.How much will it become at the end of 3 years ?

(a) Rs. 565.25 (b) Rs. 635 (c) Rs. 662.02 (d)
Rs. 666.50

12. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 6 hours and 4 hours
respectively.If they are opened on alternate hours and if pipe A is opened
first,in how many hours,the tank shall be full ?

(a) 4 (b) 9/2 (c) 5 (d) 11/2

13. The speed of a boat in still water is 10 km/hr.If it can
travel 26 km downstream and 14 km upstream in the same time,the speed of
the stream is :

(a) 2 km/hr (b) 2.5 km/hr (c) 3 km/hr (d) 4
km/hr

14. The greatest number that exactly divides 105,1001 and
2436 is :

(a) 3 (b) 7 (c) 11 (d) 21

15. The ratio between two numbers is 3:4 and their L.C.M is
180.The first number is :

(a) 60 (b) 45 (c) 20 (d) 15

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