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BPL sample placement quantitative paper

The written test of BPL consists of three sections. One of the sections is Quantitative Reasoning. In this section the students can expect questions based on time and work, speed and distance, arithmetic, percentages, profit loss, geometry and algebra.

Following are a few questions asked in this section:

1. A painting company contracts to paint 3 houses. Mr Yellow can paint a house in 6 days while Mr White would take 8 days and Mr Green 12 days. After 8 days Mr.Yellow goes on vacation and Mr White begins to work for a period of 6 days. How many days will it take Mr.Green to complete the contract? 

A. 11
B. 12 
C. 13
D. 14

2. Two hours after a cargo train leaves Dehradun station, a passenger train leaves the same station travelling in the same direction at an average speed of 16 km/hr. After travelling 4 hrs the passenger train overtakes the cargo train. What will be the average speed of the cargo train? 

A. 30
B. 50
D. 70 

3. If 13 = 13a/(1-a) ,then (2a)2 =


4. X men agree to purchase a gift for Rs. M. If three men drop out how much more will each have to contribute towards the purchase of the gift? 

A. M/(X-3)
B. XM/3
C. X/(M-3)
D. 3M/(X2-3X)

5. If 9a-3b=12 and 3a-5b=7 then 6a-2b =? 

A. 3
B. 4
C. 8
D. 6

6. A box contained x red balls and y black balls. What part of the box contains red balls?

A. x/(x + y) 
B. y/(x + y)
C. x/xy
D. y/xy

7. If x and y are positive integers and (x-y)/3.5 = 4/7, then

A. y < x
B. y > x
C. y=x
D. y >= x

8. In the month of April, a cricket team that played 60 games had won 30% of its game played. After the winning streak this team raised its average to 50% .How many games must the team have won in a row to attain this average? 

A. 24
B. 27
C. 25
D. 30

9. What is the maximum number of half-pint bottles of milk that can be filled with a 4-gallon can of milk (2 pt. =1 qt. and 4 qt. =1 gal) 


10. If the operation, ∧ is defined by the equation a ∧ b = 2a + b , what is the value of m in 2 ∧ m = m ∧ 3 


11. A tea vendor blends 2 kinds of tea, putting in 2 parts of a 33p. a gm. grade to 1 part of a 24p. a gm. If the mixture is changed to 1 part of the 33p.a gm. to 2 parts of the less expensive grade, how much will the shop save in blending 100 gms?


12.There are 200 questions in a 3 hour exam paper. Among these questions are 50 algebra problems. It is suggested that twice as much time be spent on each algebra problem as for each other question. How many minutes should be spent on algebra problems 


13. In a group of 15, 7 have studied Hindi, 8 have studied Marathi, and 3 have not studied either. How many of these studied both Hindi and Marathi? 



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