Basic maths mcqs

Basic maths mcqs are very important for every test. prepare these mcqs for NTS, FPSC, PPSC, SPSC, CSS, PMS Test Preparation.  Here you will find most important basic maths mcqs. These Multiple choice questions will help you getting good marks. Reader will find most important basic maths mcqs from Basic to Advance. Attempt these mcqs and get their answers. Good luck

1. Find the next number of the series 3, 7, 13, 21 ?

 
 
 
 

2. If an item costs Rs.3 in ’99 and Rs.203 in 00.What is the % increase in price?

 
 
 
 

3. 7,13,17,19, 23,?

 
 
 
 

4. The cost price of 20 articles is equal to the sale price of 16 articles. What is the percentage gain?

 
 
 
 

5. A man covered 28 steps in 30 seconds to reach bottom but if he decided to move fast and covered 34 steps in 18 seconds. How many steps are there on the escalator when stationary?

 
 
 
 

6. 2, 0,5, 3, 10, 8, 17, ..

 
 
 
 

7. Find the next number in the series 1, 3, 7, 13, 21, 31

 
 
 
 

8. Meena is 24 years old today. Eight years ago, Anju was half the age of that of Meena then. How old is Anju today?

 
 
 
 

9. A father is 30 years older than his son however he will be only thrice as old as the son after 5 years what is father’s present age?

 
 
 
 

10. A fathers age today is thrice as that of his sons. After 5 years, it would be just 2.5 times. At the time of birth of his son, what must be the age of the father?

 
 
 
 

11. What is the maximum number of cubes, each 3 inches on an edge that can be packed into half of the rectangular box with inside dimensions

 
 
 
 

12. A basket contains seven apples and fourteen oranges. If we select two at random then what is the probability that both are different.

 
 
 
 

13. When 8% of 630 is added to 12% of 315, what would be the sum?

 
 
 
 

14. A number when divided by 165 leaves a remainder of 100. If the same number is divided by 15, the remainder would be?

 
 
 
 

15. Which of the following is equal to 14?

 
 
 
 

16. The monthly salary of a person gets increased by 5%, thereby becoming Rs.15120 per annum. What was his earlier salary per month?

 
 
 
 

17. A father can complete a piece of work in 30 hours. He and his son together can finish the same in 20 hours. In what time would the son complete the work alone?

 
 
 
 

18. Complete the series. 5,9,11,15,___ 21,23

 
 
 
 

19. A person travels 6 km towards west, then travels 5 km towards north, then finally travels 6 km towards west. Where is he with respect to his starting position?

 
 
 
 

20. If the length of a rectangle is increased by 20% and the area remains unchanged, then its corresponding breadth must be decreased by:

 
 
 
 

21. A boy ranks thirteenth in class of twenty six. What is his rank from the last?

 
 
 
 

22. A company installed 36 machines at the beginning of the year. In March they installed 9 additional machines and then disconnected 18 in August. How many were still installed at the end of the year

 
 
 
 

23. How many of the integers between 25 and 45 are even’?

 
 
 
 

24. If X is the brother of the son of Y’s son, how is X related to Y?

 
 
 
 

25. A car wash can wash 8 cars in 18 minutes. At this rate, how many cars can the car wash in 3 hours?

 
 
 
 

26. A card is drawn from a pack of playing cards. The probability that the drawn card is a court card when it is a red card is:

 
 
 
 

27. An increase in the cost price of an article by 22% leads to the value of Rs. 61. What was the original cost price of the article?

 
 
 
 

28. A bag contains 25 cent, 10 cent and 5 cent coins in the ratio 1:2:3. If the total value of these is $ 36, the number of 25 cent coins is

 
 
 
 

29. If a road A is 29 miles and 45% longer than another road B, find the length of road B.

 
 
 
 

30. If Rs 20/- is available to pay for typing a research report & typist A produces 42 pages and typist B produces 28 pages. How much should typist A receive?

 
 
 
 

31. An article sold at amount of 50% the net sale price is Rs 425 .what is the list price of the article?

 
 
 
 

32. 60, 60, 120, 30, 240,?

 
 
 
 

33. Which of the following is the smallest fraction?

 
 
 
 

34. What is the angle between the two hands of a clock when time is 8:30

 
 
 
 

35. Which of the following fractions is the largest in value? 2/3, 3/5, 5/7, 7/9, 9/11

 
 
 
 

36. 4, 9, 25, 49, 121, ..

 
 
 
 

37. When sugar is 10 kgs a cent, a sum of money maintains a family of 18 men for 15 days; how long will the same amount ofmoney maintain a family of 6 men  when sugar is 14 kgs a cent?

 
 
 
 

38. The average age of three girls is 16 years. If their ages are in the ratio 4 5 :7, the age of the youngest girl is:

 
 
 
 

39. Find the number whose square root is twice its cube root.

 
 
 
 

40. The average salary of 3 workers is 95 Rs. per week. If one earns Rs.115 and second earns Rs.65 how much is the salary of the 3rd worker  ?

 
 
 
 

41. Which of the following fractions is the greatest of all? 7/8,6/7, 5/6, 4/5

 
 
 
 

42. In an examination, 45% of the total examiners passed. If the number of failures is 121, the number of those who passed is:

 
 
 
 

43. The average age of 32 students is 10 years. If teacher’s age is included, the average becomes 11. What is the teacher’s age?

 
 
 
 

44. A person travels 12 km in the southward direction and then travels 5km to the right and then travels 15 km toward the right and finally travels 5km towards the east, How far is he from his starting place?

 
 
 
 

45. In a school, the number of boys is one and a half times the number of girls. Which of the following can represent the total strength of students in the school?

 
 
 
 

46. 0,0, 2, 6, 12,..

 
 
 
 

47. A railway passenger counts the telegraph posts on the line as he passes them. If they are 50 meters apart and the train is going at 48 km, per hour. How many will he pass per minute?

 
 
 
 

48. There are 50 students in class, twenty of whom re females. The average amount spent on soft drinks by female student Rs. 20 per month where as it is Rs. 16.50 for male students”. Determine the average amount spent by all the students.

 
 
 
 

49. The sum of three positive numbers in arithmetic progression is 63. The sum of their squares is 1341. Find their product.

 
 
 
 

50. It takes 30 days to fill a laboratory dish with bacteria. If the size of the bacteria doubles each day, _how long did it take for the bacteria to fill one half of dish?

 
 
 
 

51. 5 men or 8 women do equal amount of work in a day. a job requires 3 men and 5 women to finish the job in 10 days how many woman are required to finish the job in 14 days

 
 
 
 

52. If the average age of mother and her daughter is 34.5 years while the age of the, daughter is half of that of the mother, what is mother’s age?

 
 
 
 


basic maths mcqs for NTS, PPSC and FPSC

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