Top 50 Most Important Percentages Questions

Top 50 Most Important Percentages Questions
Posted on 21-02-2023


What is percentage and How to calculate it ? 


Ques. 1 - A number which, when increased by 16% becomes 1914. The  number is :


Ques. 2 - How much percent is 3 cm in 12 m? (SSC CPO 2018, 14.03.2019 Shift-2)


Ques. 3 - A spends 24% on domestic expenditure, 16% on entertainment  12% on education and saves the remaining. If saving is Rs. 3288  then what will be monthly income of A? (SSC CPO 2018, 14.03.2019 Shift-2)


Ques. 4 - Nidhi scored 62 marks in mathematics, 70 in English, 74 in Science. What will be her score in social science so that her total marks be 68%? (SSC CPO 2018, 14.03.2019 Shift-2)


Ques. 5 - A is 40% less than B, and C is 40% of the sum of A and B. The difference between A and B is what percentage of C? (SSC CPO 2019, 11.12.2019 Shift-1)


Ques. 6 - If A’s income is 40% of B’s income and B’s income is 24% more than C’s income then by what percentage is C’s income more than A’s income? (Your answer should be correct to one decimal )(SSC CPO 2019, 09.12.2019 Shift-2)


Ques. 7 -If A is 48% more than B and C is 60% less than the sum of A and B, then A is what percentage more than C? (Correct to one decimal place.) (SSC CPO 2019, 11.12.2019 Shift-2)


Ques. 8 - A is 40% more than B and B is 60% less than C. If C is 60% more than D, then which of the following is true? (SSC CPO 2019, 12.12.2019 Shift-1)


Ques. 9 - Two persons A and B are paid a total of Rs. 2,040 per week by their employer. If B is paid 140 per cent of the sum paid to A, then how much is A paid per week? (SSC CPO 2019, 12.12.2019 Shift-2)


Ques. 10 - A is 75% less than B and C is 75% of the difference between A and B, C is what percentage more than A? (SSC CPO 2019, 13.12.2019 Shift-1)


Ques. 11 - If the cost of the calculator worth Rs 250 is increased by Rs. 100, the rate of increase is.


Ques. 12 - In an examination 52% of the candidates failed in Science 42% in Mathematics and 17% in both. The no. of those who passed in the both subjects, is :


Ques. 13 - The price of an item is increased by 20% and then decreased by 20% . The final price as compared to the original price :


Ques. 14 - Two candidates fought an election. One got 65% of the votes and won by 600 votes. The total number of votes polled is :


Ques. 15 - A's salary is half of B. If A got a 50% rise in his salary and B got a 25% rise in his salary, then the percentage increase in combined salaries of both is : 


Ques. 16 - When 40% of a number is added to 42, the result is the number itself. The number is :


Ques. 17 - Out of a no. of electronics items, a person purchases 60% coloured TVs. 5% of these were found to be defective. The percentage of defective TVs in all is :


Ques. 18 -In our Singapore office there are 60% female employees. 50% of all the male employees are computer literate. If there are total 62% employees computer literate out of the total 1600 employees, then the no. of female employees who are computer literate :


Ques. 19 -The price of a car depreciates in the first year by 25% in the second year by 20% in the third year by 15% and so on. The fixed price of the car after 3 years, if the present cost of the car is 10,00,000.


Ques. 20 - 40% of the no. when added to the square of the same number, then it is increased to 4040% of itself the actual no. is :


Ques. 21 - In my office there are 30% females employees and 30% of these earn greater than Rs. 8,000 per month and 80% of male employees earn less than Rs. 8,000 per month . What is the percentage of employees who earn more than Rs. 8,000 per month?


Ques. 22 - 600 students took the test on physics and chemistry. 35% students failed in physics and 45% students failed in chemistry and 40% of students who passed in chemistry also passed in physics, then how many students failed in both :


Ques. 23 - In an examination 70% of the candidates passed in History and 50% in Geography and 20% students failed in both the subjects. If 500 students passed in both the subjects, then how many candidates appeared for the exam ?


Ques. 24 - My salary is Rs. 12,345 per month. The salary of my brother is 10% greater than that of mine. The salary of my only sister is 9.09% greater than that of my only brother. The salary of my wife is 56*(12/23)% less than the total salary of my brother and sister together, then the salary of my wife is:


Ques. 25 - Lagaan is levied on the 60% of the cultivated land. The revenue department collected a total Rs. 3,84,000 through the lagan from the village of Sukhiya. Sukhiya, a very rich farmer, paid only Rs 480 as a lagaan. Find the percentage of total land of Sukhiya over the total taxable land?


Ques. 26 - The actual area of a rectangle is 60 Cm2, but while measuring its length a student decreases it by 20% and the breadth increases by 25%. The percentage error in area, calculated by the student is :


Ques. 27 - The cost of packaging of the mangoes is 40% the cost of fresh mangoes themselves. The cost of mangoes increased by 30% but the cost of packaging decreased by 50%, then the percentage change of the cost of packed mangoes, if the cost of packed mangoes is equal to the sum of the cost of fresh mangoes and cost of packaging :


Ques. 28 -Abhinav scores 80% in physics and 66% in chemistry and the maximum marks of both the papers are 100. what percent does he score in maths which is of 200 marks, if he scores 80% marks in all the three subjects:


Ques. 29 -In the New Stock Exchange there are 45% female employees and thus the number of male employees is exceeded by 72. Hence the total no. of employees in the New York Stock Exchange is :


Ques. 30 - Three candidates A, B and C contested an election. Out of these total votes on a voter list 25% did not vote and 6.66% votes polled were invalid. C got 2450 valid votes, which were 40% more than that of B. If A got only 40% of the total votes, then who is the winner?


Ques. 31 - The cost of a car is 400% greater than the cost of a bike. If there is an increase in the cost of the car is 15% and that of bike 20%. Then the total increase in the cost of the 5 cars and 10 bikes is:


Ques. 32 - The square of a positive number is 2000% greater than the number itself, then the square of that number is :


Ques. 33 -The monthly salary of shahid and kareena together is $28000. The salary of shahid and kareena is increased by 25% and 12.5% respectively then the new salary of kareena becomes 120% of the new salary of shahid. The new (or increased) salary of shahid is :


Ques. 34 - 80% of a smaller number is 4 less than 40% of a larger number. The larger number is 85 greater than the smaller one. The sum of these two number is :


Ques. 35 - The shopkeeper increased the price of a product by 25% so that customer finds difficult to purchase the required amount. But Somehow the customer managed to purchase only 70% of the required amount. What is the net difference in the expenditure on that product ?


Ques. 36 - In an examination a candidate got 30% marks and failed by 30 marks. If the passing marks are 60% of the total marks, then the maximum marks will be:


Ques. 37 - In a library 60% of the books are in Hindi, 60% of the remaining books are in English rest of the books are in Malayalam. If there are 4800 books in English, then the total number of books in Malayalam are?


Ques. 38 -In a class of MBA students 16.66% students are from commerce background, 12.5% students are from science background, 6.66% students from engineering background and rest are from arts background. The minimum possible students of arts background are?


Ques. 39 -An alloy contains the copper and aluminum in the ratio of 7 : 4 While making the weapons from this alloy, 12% of the alloy got destroyed. If there is 12 kg of aluminum in the weapon, then weight of the alloy required is :


Ques. 40 - Hariharan goes to a shop to buy an FM Radio costing Rs. 1404, including sales tax of 8. He asks the shopkeeper to reduce the price of radio so that he can save an amount equal to the sales tax. The reduction in the price of the radio is :


Ques. 41 - The average weight of a class of students is 67.5 kg. The weight of the class teacher is 25% more than the average weight of the class. The average weight of the class is less than the class teacher by x%. The value of x is:


Ques. 42 - Last year in CAT, each section of the question paper had a different weightage. The weightage of QA, DI and VA/RC sections was 8, 9 and 10 respectively. The maximum marks in all the three sections together were 810. Wrong answer did not carry negative marks as a penalty. If Padma had gotten 20% more marks in QA and 8% more marks in DI and 7.14% more marks in VA/RC, then she must had gotten 100% marks in all the three sections. The total marks that Padma had scored :


Ques. 43 - A salesman gets commission on total sales at 9%. if the sale is exceeded Rs.10,000 he gets an additional commission as bonus of 3% on the excess of sales over Rs.10,000. If he gets total commission of Rs.1380, then the bonus he received is:


Ques. 44 - In Veeru Bhai Pvt. limited company 60% of the employees are men and 48% of the employees are Engineer and 66.6% of these are men. The percentage of women who are not engineers:


Ques. 45 - A college has raised 75% of the amount it needs for a new building by receiving an average donation of Rs. 600 from the people already solicited. The people already solicited represent 60% of the people, the college will ask for donations. If the college is to raise exactly the amount needed for the new building, what should be the average donation from the remaining people be solicited?


Ques. 46 - In the Regional Science center, Lucknow the rate of the ticket is increased by 50% to increased the revenue, but simultaneously 20% of the visitor decreased. What is percentage change in the revenue of Regional Science Center. If it is known that center collects the revenue only from the visitors and it has no other financial supports:


Ques. 47 - The population of a village is 5,000 and it increases at the rate of 2% every year. After 2 years, the population will be :


Ques. 48 - In the Awadh school Gomti Nagar, there are 500 students. 60% of the students are boys, 40% of whom play hockey and the girls don't play hockey, 75% of girls play badminton. There are only two games to be played. The number of students who don't play any game is :


Ques. 49 - A fraction is reduced form is such that when it is squared and then its numerator is increased by 25% and the denominator is reduced to 80%, it results in 5/8 of the original fraction. The product of the numerator and denominator is :


Ques. 50 - In the Chidambaram's family the ratio of expenses to the savings is 5 : 3. But his expenses is increased by 60% and income increases by only 25% thus there is a deficit of Rs. 3500 in the savings. The increased income of Mr. Chidambaram's family is :

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