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14th November 2022 Static Quiz for UPSC Prelims
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Question 1 of 10
1. Question
2 points
In the following question , four statements are provided . These statements form a coherent paragraph when properly arranged . Select the alternative representing the proper and logical sequencing of these statements .
1. Most of Malaysia occupies the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula , south of Thailand .
2. It is sometimes called Malaya , or Peninsular or West Malaysia .
3. Malaysia is a country that bridges mainland and peninsular Southeast Asia , bordering Thailand and northern one – third of the island of Borneo , bordering Indonesia , Brunei , and the South China Sea , south of Vietnam .
4 Its two parts are separated by more than 650 km of the South China Sea .




Correct
Ans: b
Incorrect
Ans: b

Question 2 of 10
2. Question
2 points
Divide 1162 into three parts such that 4 times the first may be equal to 5 times the second and 7 times the third . What is the amount of first part ?




Correct
Ans : ( a )
Sol : Let x , y and z be there parts .
Then 4x = 5y = 7z
⇒x : y : z = 35 : 28 : 20
x = [(1162 × 35 ) / 83] = 490
Incorrect
Ans : ( a )
Sol : Let x , y and z be there parts .
Then 4x = 5y = 7z
⇒x : y : z = 35 : 28 : 20
x = [(1162 × 35 ) / 83] = 490

Question 3 of 10
3. Question
2 points
6 men , 8 women and 6 children completed a job for a sum of Rs 950. If wages of one man , one woman and one child is in the ratio of 4 : 3 : 2 , then the total money earned by the children is




Correct
Ans : ( d )
Sol :
Ratio of their shares
= ( 6 × 4 : 8 × 3 : 6 × 2 )
= ( 24 : 24 : 12 ) = ( 2 : 2 : 1 )
Children’s share
= Rs [ 950 x (1/5) ]
= Rs 190
Incorrect
Ans : ( d )
Sol :
Ratio of their shares
= ( 6 × 4 : 8 × 3 : 6 × 2 )
= ( 24 : 24 : 12 ) = ( 2 : 2 : 1 )
Children’s share
= Rs [ 950 x (1/5) ]
= Rs 190

Question 4 of 10
4. Question
2 points
A bag contains Rs 5 , Rs 2 and Re 1 coins . Rs 5 and Rs 2 coins are in ratio of 10 : 7 and Rs 2 and Re 1 coins are in the ratio of 1 : 3. If the total amount in the bag is Rs 340 , find the number of Rs 2 coins .




Correct
Ans : ( a )
Sol :
Ratio of numbers of Rs 5 , Rs 2 and Re 1 coins = 10 : 7 : 21
Ratio of values of these coins = 50 : 14 : 21
Value of Rs 2 coins
= Rs [ 340 x (14/85) ]
= Rs 56
Number of Rs 2 coins
= 56/2
= 28
Incorrect
Ans : ( a )
Sol :
Ratio of numbers of Rs 5 , Rs 2 and Re 1 coins = 10 : 7 : 21
Ratio of values of these coins = 50 : 14 : 21
Value of Rs 2 coins
= Rs [ 340 x (14/85) ]
= Rs 56
Number of Rs 2 coins
= 56/2
= 28

Question 5 of 10
5. Question
2 points
Vipul decided to donate 5 % of his salary on the day of donation he changed his mind and donated Rs1687.50 which was 75 % of what he had decided earlier . How much is vipuls salary ?




Correct
Sol :
Let vipuls salary be ‘ x ‘
X x (5/100) x (75/100) = 1687.50
X = [ ( 1687.50 x 20 x 4 )/3 ]
X = 45,000
Incorrect
Sol :
Let vipuls salary be ‘ x ‘
X x (5/100) x (75/100) = 1687.50
X = [ ( 1687.50 x 20 x 4 )/3 ]
X = 45,000

Question 6 of 10
6. Question
2 points
In a test , minimum passing % for girls and boys is 35 % and 40 % respectively , A boy scored 483 marks and failed by 117 marks . What are the minimum passing marks for girls ?




Correct
Sol :
40 % = 483 + 117 = 600
So → 35 % = (600/40) x 35 = 525
Incorrect
Sol :
40 % = 483 + 117 = 600
So → 35 % = (600/40) x 35 = 525

Question 7 of 10
7. Question
2 points
In a school there are 2000 students out of whom 36 % . Are girls . Each boy’s monthly fee is 480 and each girls monthly fee is 25 % less than a boy . What is the total of the monthly fees of girls & boys together ?




Correct
Sol:
Total students = 2000
Boys = 1280 Girls = 720
Total fee = 1280 × 480 + 720 × 480 × (3/4)
⇒6 , 14 , 400 + 2 , 59 , 200
⇒ 8 , 73 , 600
Incorrect
Sol:
Total students = 2000
Boys = 1280 Girls = 720
Total fee = 1280 × 480 + 720 × 480 × (3/4)
⇒6 , 14 , 400 + 2 , 59 , 200
⇒ 8 , 73 , 600

Question 8 of 10
8. Question
2 points
405 sweets were distributed equally among children in such a way that the number of sweets received by each child is 20 % of the total number of children . How many sweets did each child receive ?




Correct
Sol :
let total children = X
Then X x (X/5)= 405
X
= 45 Required = 45/5 = 9
Incorrect
Sol :
let total children = X
Then X x (X/5)= 405
X
= 45 Required = 45/5 = 9

Question 9 of 10
9. Question
2 points
What is the value of 115.62% of 100




Correct
Ans: c
Sol:
115.62% of 100 = 100% of 115.62
Note: a% of b = b% of a
Incorrect
Ans: c
Sol:
115.62% of 100 = 100% of 115.62
Note: a% of b = b% of a

Question 10 of 10
10. Question
2 points
The average age of a committee of seven trustees is same as it was 5 years ago because an old member is substitute a new member . The new member is , younger than the old member by




Correct
Ans : ( d )
Sol : During these 5 years the total age increased by ( 7 x 5 ) = 35 years
Incorrect
Ans : ( d )
Sol : During these 5 years the total age increased by ( 7 x 5 ) = 35 years
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