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Essar is one of the biggest multinational companies in India and have a wide foot print across sectors such as energy, steel, infrastructure and services. They have over 70000 plus employees. 

Essar also recruits talented candidates via campus placements across various colleges. Essar offers its employees ample learning opportunities and a great career. Candidates are expected to have a good numerical aptitude solving ability.

Following questions have been asked in the numerical ability test conducted at Essar during their recruitment drives.

1) Sonia is three times as old as her son. After 15 years she will be twice as old as her son. What is the age of Sonia at present?

1. 70 
2. 50 
3.60 
4. 40 
5. None of the above

2) In January Amir started business investing Rs.6000/-. Three months later Salman joined him investing Rs.4000/-. They made a profit of Rs.5100/- at the end of the year, how much should be Salman’s share?

1. Rs. 1732.75 
2. Rs. 3400 
3. Rs. 1300 
4. Rs. 1700 
5. None of the above

3) 20 compass go in a box and two dozen boxes are packed in a carton. How many cartons will be needed to pack 1920 compass?

1. 4 
2. 96 
3. 12 
4. 8 
5. None of the above

4) The bank interest on a savings deposit at 4.5 p.c.p.a is Rs.202.50 in one year. Find what will be the additional interest in one year on the same special deposit at 5 p.c.p.a?

1. 20.25 
2. 22.50 
3. 427.5 
4. 225
5. None of the above

5) A metal mixture contains aluminum and iron in the ratio 9 : 5. How much iron is required to be melted with 24 kg of aluminum?

1. 44.00 
2.43.20 
3. 43.00 
4. Cannot be determined 
5. None of the above

6) What would be the output of the following equation?

(16 X 16 – 56) ÷ [(13 X 12) - (8 X 7)] = ?

1. 200 
2. 4 
3. 400 
4. 100 
5. None of the above

7) Ram was in a train, he noticed that he can count 20 electric poles in a minute. The poles are 40 meters apart, find what is the speed of the train in Km/Hr?

1. 45 
2. 60 
3. 48 
4. 54 
5. None of the above

8) Two taps A and B can fill a tank in 20 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. If both the taps were used together, how long would it take to fill the tank?

1. 50 min 
2. 25 min 
3. 15 min 
4.12 min 
5. None of the above

9) In how many days will 30 men do a piece of work, if 24 men do a work in 40 days?

1. 28 
2. 30
3. 34
4. 26
5. None of the above

10) Find the missing number in the equation given below:

? X 15 = 65% of 300

1. 130 
2. 195
3. 13
4. 2922
5. None of the above

11) The average age of 28 post graduation students is 23 years. If the professor’s age is also included, the average age increases by one year. What is the professor’s age in years?

1. 28 
2. 51 
3. 52 
4. 53 
5. None of the above.

12) The difference between squares of two consecutive even numbers is always divisible by:

1. 2 
2. 3 
3. 4 
4. 5 
5. None of the above

13) Suraj purchased a bike at (13/15)th of its selling price and sold it at 12% more than its selling price. Find what would be Suraj’s profit in this deal?

1. 29.23% 
2. 20% 
3. 38.13%
4. 30.67% 
5. None of the above

14) In the given equation? ÷ 32 = 392 ÷? which number cab replace both the question marks ?
1. 32 
2. 112 
3. 196 
4. 16 
5. None of the above

15) What will be the outcome of the following equation if 3690 ÷ 20.5 = 180; 36.90 ÷ 2.05 = ?

1. 1.8 
2. 0.18 
3. 1800 
4. 18 
5. None of the above

16) What would be the middle number if, the sum of the squares of three consecutive natural numbers is 2030.

1. 24 
2. 25 
3. 26 
4. 27 
5. None of the above.

17) Ramya got thrice as many marks in History as in English. If the total of his marks in the two subjects is 128, how many marks did he get in English?

1. 32 
2. 64 
3. 96 
4. 16 
5. None of the above

18) What will be the cost price of a ball in rupees if, on selling 17 balls at Rs. 720/-, there is a loss equal to the cost price of 5 balls. 

1. 50 
2. 45 
3. 60 
4 .55 
5. None of the above

19) Complete the equation:


? ÷ 0.81 = 300

1. 540 
2. 270 
3. 33.33 
4. 2700 
5. None of the above

20) Find the number if the difference between a number and its four-fifth is 25. 

1. 75 
2. 100 
3. 125 
4. 150 
5. None of the above

21) What will be the sum of the number if the difference between simple and compound interests compounded annually on certain sum of money for two years at 4% per annum is Rs. 1/-. 

1. 650 
2. 630 
3. 640 
4. 625
5. None of the above

22) Sachin scored 150 runs which included 5 boundaries, 2 sixes and other singles in the India Tournament in Australia. What would be the percentage of his total score he made by running between the wickets?

1. 82.66 
2. 80.66 
3. 75.66 
4. 78.66
5. None of the above

23) From the numbers given below, which of them are disable by 3 and are not divisible by 9?

2133, 2343, 3474, 4131, 5286, 5340

1. 3 
2. 2 
3. 4 
4. 6 
5. None of the above

24) In the given series which number is incorrect?

7 13 22 31 49 67 88

1. 67 
2. 31 
3. 21 
4. 49 
5.13

25) Two parker pens and one steadler pen can cost Rs.3300, while two steadler and one parkar pen cost Rs.5400. Find the cost of a the parker pen?

1. Rs. 700 
2. Rs. 2500 
3. Rs. 1100 
4. Rs. 400 
5. None of the above

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