# LIC Reasoning and aptitude questions

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**LIC Reasoning and aptitude questions**

1 Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group, which is the one that does not belong to that group?

(1) Violin

(2) Harp

(3) Guitar

**(4) Flute (Ans)
**

2 In a certain language ‘give me more’ is coded as ‘7 3 5’, ‘she has more’ is coded as ‘9 7 1’ and ‘she asked me gently’ is coded as ‘6 3 2 1’. Which of the following is the code for ‘give’ in that language?

**(1) 5 (Ans)
**

(2) 7

(3) 6

(4) 9

(5) 1

**Explanation : give me more ⇒ 7 3 5**

she has more ⇒ 9 7 1

she asked me gently = 6 3 2 1

So, give = 5

**(5) Sitar **

3 If each of the vowels in the word GOLIATHS is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series, and then the alphabets so formed are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right, which of the following will be sixth from the left of the new arrangement thus formed?

(1) S

**(2) P (Ans)
**

(3) G

(4) J

(5) F

**Explanation : After changing the word GOLIATHS will be F P K J B S G R**

The new word will be in alphabetical order

B F G J K P R S

**So, sixth letter from left = P
**

4 In a certain language ‘WEAK’ is coded as 4$9β’ and REST’ is coded as 7$8#’ and ‘WREK’ is ceded as ‘4$β7’. How will ‘KEWRA’ be coded in the same code?

(1) 7 4 $ β #

(2) β 7 $ 8 #

(3) # β 9 7 4

**(4) $ β 7 9 4 (Ans)
**

(5) 4 7 8 β $

**Explanation : WEAK ⇒ 4 $ 9 8, REST ⇒ 7 $ 8 #**

and WREK ⇒ 4 $ 8 7

**So, KEWRA ⇒ 4 $ 9 8 7
**

5. What should come in place of question Mark (?) in the following questions?

92.5% of 550 = ?

(1) 506.45

(2) 521.65

(3) 518.55

**(4) 508.75 (Ans)
**

(5) None of these

6 If (9)3 is subtracted from the square of a number, the answer so obtained is 567. What is the number?

**(1) 36 (Ans)
**

(2) 28

(3) 42

(4) 48

(5) None of these

**Explanation : x2 – 93 = 567 ⟹ x = 36
**

7 The product of two successive numbers is 8556. What is the smaller number?

(1) 89

(2) 94

(3) 90

**(4) 92 (Ans)
**

(5) None of these

**Explanation : x(x +1) = 8556 ⟹ x = 92
**

8 45% of a number is 255.6. What is 25% of that number?

(1) 162

(2) 132

(3) 152

**(4) 142 (Ans)
**

(5) None of these

**Explanation : 45/100 of x = 255.6 ⟹ x = 255.6 x 100/45**

**∴ 25/100 x 255.6 x 100/45 = 142
**

9 If (78)2 is subtracted from the square of the number, the answer so obtained is 6,460. What is the number?

(1) 109

(2) 111

(3) 113

(4) 115

**(5) None of these (Ans)
**

**Explanation : x2 – 782 = 6460 ⟹ x =112**

10 Pinku, Rinku and Tinku divide an amount of Rs. 4,200 amongst themselves in the ratio of 7 : 8 : 6 respectively. If an amount of Rs. 200 is added to each of their shares, what will be the new respective ratio of their shares of amount?

(1) 8 : 9 : 6

(2) 7 : 9 : 5

(3) 7 : 8 : 6

**(4) 8 : 9 : 7 (Ans)
**

(5) None of these

**Explanation : Share of Pinku, Rinku and Tinku in**

Rs. 4200 are 7/ 7 + 8 + 6 x 4200, 8/ 21 x 4200, 6/ 21 x 4200 i.e. 1400, Rs. 1600, Rs. 1200

Reqd. ratio

= (1400 + 200) : (1600 + 200) : (1200 + 200)

**= 8 : 9 : 7**

11 If an amount of Rs 41,910 is distributed equally amongst 22 persons. How much amount would each person get?

**(1) Rs. 1,905 (Ans)
**

(2) Rs. 2,000

(3) Rs. 1,885

(4) Rs. 2,105

(5) None of these

12 The cost of 4 Cell-phones and 7 Digital cameras is Rs 1,25,627. What is the cost of 8 Cell-phones and 14 Digital cameras?

**(1) Rs. 2,51,254 (Ans)
**

(2) Rs. 2,52,627

(3) Rs. 2,25,524

(4) Cannot be determined

(5) None of these

** Explanation : 4x + 7y = 125627] x 2**

**∴ 8x + 14y = 251254
**

13 A car covers a distance of 200 kms in 2 hours 40 minutes, whereas a jeep covers the same distance in 2 hours. What is the ratio of their speeds?

**a) 3 : 4 (Ans)
**

b) 4 : 3

c) 4 : 5

d) 5 : 4

14 In a certain code language CROWN is written as DPRSS. How will PRINT be written in that code language

a) QTMJU

**b) QPLJY (Ans)
**

c) QTLJO

d) QTLKO

15 Which word cannot be made from the letters of following word: ‘OBSTETRICIAN’

a) SIREN

**b) TERMITE (Ans)
**

c) RETAIN

d) SOBER

16 Which one of the numbers is wrong in the following series?

4, 8, 7, 14, 12, 24, 19, 36, 28

a) 12

**b) 24 (Ans)
**

c) 28

d) 36

17 Starting from a point ‘P’ Dinesh walked 18 metres towards south. He turned to his left and walked 25 metres. He then turned to his left and walked 18 metres. He gain turned to his left and walked 35 metres and reached a point ‘Q’. How far is Dinesh from the point ‘P’ and in which direction?

a) 10 metres East

**b) 10 metres West (Ans)
**

c) 35 metres West

d) 10 metres South

18 Sun : Star ::

a) Day : Night

b) Lamp : Light

c) Bed : Sleep

d) Dove : Bird (Ans)

19 ‘Hillock’ is related to ‘Mountains’ in the same way as Bush is related to

a) Ground

**b) Jungle (Ans)
**

c) Plant

d) Tree

20. Find the odd one out

**a) Swan (Ans)
**

b) Vulture

c) Ostrich

d) Eagle

21. The total cost price of two watches is Rs.840. One is sold at a profit of 16% and other at a loss of 12%. There is no loss or gain in the whole transaction the cost price of the watch on which the shopkeeper gains is

**a) Rs.360 (Ans)
**

b) Rs.370

c) Rs.380

d) Rs.390

21. If a person repaid Rs.22,500 after 10 years of borrowing a loan at 10% per annum simple interest find out what amount did he take as loan

a) Rs.11,225

**b) Rs.11,250 (Ans)
**

c) Rs.10,000

d) Rs.7500

22 ‘A, B’ and ‘C’ entered into partnership ‘A’ invested Rs.2,560 and ‘B’ Rs. 2,000. At end of the year they gained Rs. 1,105 out of which ‘A’ got Rs.320, ‘C’s capital was

a) Rs.4280 (Ans)

b) Rs.2840

c) Rs.4820

d) Rs.4028

23. The average age of 24 boys and their teacher is 15 years. When the teachers age is excluded the average age decreases by one year. The age of the teacher is

a) 38 years

b) 39 years (Ans)

c) 40 years

d) 41 years

24. A tank can be filled by two pipe in 20 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. When the tank was empty the two pipes were opened. After sometime, the first pipe were opened. After sometime, the first pipe was stopped and the tank was filled in 18 minutes. After how much time of the start was the first pipe stopped

a) 5 minutes

**b) 8 minutes (Ans)
**

c) 10 minutes

d) 12 minutes

25 Complete the following series : 380, 465, 557, 656, 762, 875 ….

**a) 995 (Ans)
**

b) 992

c) 975

d) 985

26 . Two trains are moving on two parallel tracks but in opposite directions. A person sitting in the train moving at the speed of 80 km/hr passes the second train in 18 seconds. If the length of the second train is 1000 metres, its speed is

a) 100 km/hr

**b) 120 km/hr (Ans)
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c) 140 km/hr

d) 160 km/hr

27. Fill in the blank

BLOCKED : YOLXPVW :: ……..?…….. OZFMXS

a) RESULT

**b) LAUNCH (Ans)
**

c) LABOUR

d) NAUGHT

28 . If in a certain language PRIVATE is coded as 1234567 and RISK is coded as 2098 how is RIVETS coded in that language?

a) 687543

**b) 234769 (Ans)
**

c) 496321

d) 246598

29. In an examination 65% of the total examinees passed. If the number of failures was 420 what was the total number of examinees?

**a) 1200 (Ans)
**

b) 685

c) 690

d) 1000

30. Dr. Sharma bought a car and got 15% of its original price as dealers discount. He then sold it with 20% profit on his purchase price. What percentage profit did he get on the original price

**a) 2% (Ans)
**

b) 12%

c) 5%

d) 17%

31 A and B together can complete a work in 8 days and B and C together in 12 days. All of the three together can complete the work in 6 days. In how much time can A and C together complete the work?

**a) 8 days (Ans)
**

b) 10 days

c) 12 days

d) 14 days

**Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions. Four friends W, X, Y and Z are students of Class 10th. W and X are good in Hindi but poor in English. W and Y are good in Science but poor in Mathematics. Y and Z are good in English but poor in Social Studies. Z and X are good in Mathematics as well as in Science.
**

32 Who amongst the following friends is not good in Mathematics but good in Hindi?

** (A) W (Ans)
**

(B) Y

(C) X

(D) Z

33. Which of the following pairs of friends are good, both in English and Science?

(A) W and Y

(B) W and Z

(**C) Y and Z (Ans) **

(D) Z and X

34 . Which of the following statements is definitely true?

(A) Y and Z are good in English as well as in Hindi

**(B) All four friends are good in Science (Ans) **

(C) W is good in Social Studies, Hindi and Science

(D) Y is not good in Mathematics, Hindi and Social Studies

35 If the volume of a sphere is divided by its surface area, we obtain 27 cm. The radius of the sphere is

(A) 9 cm.

(B) 81 cm. **(Ans)**

(C) 27 cm.

(D) 24 cm.

36 One-third of one fourth of a number is 12. Then the number is

(A) 96

(B) 144 **(Ans)**

(C) 108

(D) 36

37 In the number series 4,10,23,50,104,216,439 the wrong number is

(A) 10

(B) 23

(C) 104 **(Ans)**

(D) 50

38 The price of 2 trousers and 4 shirts is Rs. 1,600. With the same amount one can buy 1 trouser and 6 shirts. If one wants to buy 12 shirts, he has to pay

(A) Rs. 2400 **(Ans)**

(B) Rs. 4800

(C) Rs. 1200

(D) Rs. 3700

39 In a factory, the production of scooters rose to 48400 from 40000 in 2 years. The rate of growth per annum is

(A) 20%

(B) 10% **(Ans)**

(C) 30%

(D) 8%

40 The sum of two numbers is 2490. If 6.5% of one number is equal to 8.5% of the other, the numbers are

(A) 1411 and 1079 **(Ans)**

(B) 1412 and 1080

(C) 1141 and 1709

(D)1214 and 1800