MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Percentage MCQs for Competitive Examination

Solve the following problems.

Q. 1
The price of an item was increased by 10%. This reduced the monthly total sales by 20%. The overall effect on the value of monthly sales is a 

(A) 10 % increase
(B) 10% decrease
(C) 12% increase
(D) 12% decrease

Answer: (D) 12% decrease
Explanation: N/A

Q. 2
There are 90 students in a class, out of which 70% are from village A and others are from village B. The average score of students from village B in a test is 20% more than that from village A. If the average score of all the students is 53, then what is the average score of the students from village B?

(A) 54
(B) 60
(C) 64
(D) 50

Answer: (B) 60
Explanation: N/A

Q. 3
A is 20% more than B, B is 25% more than C, C is 60% less than D, and D is 20% more than E. Based on the above information, which of the following is true?

(A) D is 60% less than B
(B) E is 28% more than A
(C) A is 40% less than D
(D) C is 24% less than A

Answer: (C) A is 40% less than D
Explanation: N/A

Q. 4
In a constituency, 40% of the voters are senior citizens. 40% of the senior citizen voters are illiterates and 25% of the non-senior citizen voters are literates. By what percentage is the number of literate senior citizens voters less than that of illiterate non-senior citizen voters?

(A) 40
(B) 48(1/3)
(C) 50
(D) 46(2/3)

Answer: (B) Rs 5
Explanation: N/A

Q. 5
Anu spends 90% of her income. If her expenditure increases by 25% and savings increase by 30%, then by what percent does her salary increase?

(A) 25.5%
(B) 24%
(C) 22.5%
(D) 20%

Answer: (A) 25.5%
Explanation: N/A

Q. 6
Sudha spends 80% of her income. When her income is increased by 30%, she increases her expenditure by 25%. Her savings are

(A) Increased by 5 %
(B) Decreased by 30 %
(C) Decreased by 5 %
(D) Increased by 50 %

Answer: (D) Increased by 50 %
Explanation: N/A

Q. 7
The price of an article increases by 20% every year. If the difference between the prices at the end of the third and fourth years is Rs.259,20. then 40% of the price (in Rs.) at the end of the second year is

(A) 484
(B) 432
(C) 384
(D) 472

Answer: (B) 432
Explanation: N/A

Q. 8
Sudha decided to donate 12% of her monthly income to an orphanage. On the day of donation, she changed her decision and donated a sum of Rs 4800 which was equal to 80% of what she had decided earlier. What is 27% of her monthly income?

(A) 13959
(B) 11934
(C) 14040
(D) 13500

Answer: (D) 13500
Explanation: N/A

Q. 9
A number is increased by 30%, then decreased by 25% and then further increased by 25%. What is the net increase/decrease percent in the number (correct to the nearest integer)?

(A) 22 % decrease
(B) 22 % increase
(C) 21 % decrease
(D) 21 % increase

Answer: (B) 22% increase
Explanation: N/A

Q. 10
1% of 1% of 25% of 1000 is

(A) 0.025
(B) 0.0025
(C) 0.25
(D) 0.000025

Answer: (A) 0.025
Explanation: N/A

Q. 11
The length and breadth of a rectangle are increased by 10% and 20% respectively. What will be the percentage increase in the area of the rectangle?

(A) 30%
(B) 32%
(C) 28%
(D) 33%

Answer: (B) 32%
Explanation: N/A

Q. 12
The price of 1 kg of sugar is increased by 30% and the increase is of Rs 48. What is the new price (in Rs) of the sugar per kg?

(A) 178
(B) 160
(C) 208
(D) 216

Answer: (C) 208
Explanation: N/A

Q. 13
If X = 600 and Y = 800, then X is how much percent less than Y?

(A) 33.33
(B) 25
(C) 75
(D) 35

Answer: (B) 25
Explanation: N/A

Q. 14
Two numbers A and B are such that the sum of 5% of A and 4% of B is (2/3)rd of the sum of 6% of A and 8% of B. The ratio A : B is

(A) 4 : 3
(B) 3 : 4
(C) 1 : 1
(D) 2 : 3

Answer: (A) 4 : 3
Explanation: N/A

Q. 15
The population of a town increases by 5% in the first year, by 6% in the second year and by 8% in third year. The present population of the town is 120204. What was the population of the town 3 years ago?

(A) 102000
(B) 100000
(C) 98000
(D) 101204

Answer: (B) 100000
Explanation: N/A

Q. 16
If the radius of a circle is decreased to 25% of its original value, calculate the percentage decrease in the area of the circle.

(A) 25%
(B) 43.7%5
(C) 50%
(D) 93.75%

Answer: (D) 93.75%
Explanation: N/A

Q. 17
On decreasing the price of a fan by 40%, its sale increases by 50%. What will be the percentage increase or decrease in its revenue?

(A) 15% increase
(B) 15% decrease
(C) 10% decrease
(D) 10% increase

Answer: (C) 10% decrease
Explanation: N/A

Q. 18
90% of X = 40% of Y and Y = a% of X. What is the value of a?

(A) 225
(B) 125
(C) 2.25
(D) 1.25

Answer: (A) 225
Explanation: N/A

Q. 19
If the price of oranges is increased by 30%, then a person can buy 12 oranges less for Rs 208. What is the original price (in Rs) of an orange?

(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 8
(D) 3

Answer: (B) 4
Explanation: N/A

Q. 20
A number is divided into two parts in such a way that 30% of the first part is 25 more than 20% of the second part. 50% of the second part is 33.5 more than 60% of the first part. What is the number?

(A) 1475
(B) 1655
(C) 1425
(D) 1905

Answer: (A) 1475
Explanation: N/A

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