**SSC Mathematics Topic Wise Solved Papers – Profit & Loss**

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SSC Mathematics Previous Year Question Papers English Reasoning General Awareness

**1.If the ratio of cost price and selling price of an article be as 10 : 11, the percentage of profit is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)**

(a) 8

(b) 10

(c) 11

(d) 15

**2.A manufacturer marked an article at Rs 50 and sold it allowing 20% discount. If his profit was 25% then the cost price of the article was (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)**

(a) Rs 40

(b) Rs 35

(c) Rs 32

(d) Rs 30

**3.A shopkeeper earns a profit of 12% on selling a book at 10% discount on the printed price. The ratio for the cost price and the printed price of the book is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)**

(a) 45:56

(b) 45:51

(c) 47:56

(d) 47:51

**4.By selling a bicycle for Rs 2,850, a shopkeeper gains 14%. If the profit is reduced to 8%, then the selling price will be (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010)**

(a) Rs 2,600

(b) Rs 2,700

(c) Rs 2,800

(d) Rs 3,000

**5.By selling an article, a man makes a profit of 25% of its selling price. His profit per cent is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010)**

(a)20

(b)25

(c)16 2/3

(d)33 1/3

**6.If there is a profit of 20% on the cost price of an article, the percentage of profit calculated on its selling price will be (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)**

(a)24

(b)16 2/3

(c)8 1/3

(d)20

**7.If the cost price of 15 books is equal to the selling price of 20 books, the loss percent is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)**

(a) 16

(b) 20

(c) 24

(d) 25

**8.If an article is sold at 200% profit, then the ratio of its cost price to its selling price will be (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)**

(a) 1:2

(b) 2:1

(c) 1:3

(d) 3:1

**9.If on a marked price, the difference of selling prices with a discount of 30% and two successive discounts of 20% and 10% is Rs 72, then the marked price (in rupees) is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010)**

(a) 3,600

(b) 3,000

(c) 2,500

(d) 2,400

**10.Successive discounts of 10%, 20% and 30% is equivalent to a single discount of (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010)**

(a) 60%

(b) 49.6%

(c) 40.5%

(d) 36%

**11. The price of an article was first increased by 10% and then again by 20%. If the last increased price be Rs 33, the original price was (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010)**

(a)Rs 30

(b)Rs 27.50

(c)Rs 26.50

(d)Rs 25

**12. A shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% to his customers and still gains. 20%. Find the marked price of the article which costs Rs 450. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) Rs 600

(b) Rs 540

(c) Rs 660

(d) Rs 580

**13. What single discount is equivalent to two successive discounts of 20% and 15%? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) 35%

(b) 32%

(c) 34%

(d) 30%

**14. If the selling price of 10 articles is equal to the cost price of 11 articles, then the gain percent is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) 10

(b) 11

(c) 15

(d) 25

**15. While selling a watch, a shopkeeper gives a discount of 5%. If he gives a discount of 6%, he earns Rs 15 less as profit. What is the marked price of the watch? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) Rs 1,250

(b) Rs 1,400

(c) Rs 1,500

(d) Rs 750

**16. Krishna purchased a number of articles at Rs 10 for each and the same number for Rs 14 each. He mixed them together and sold them for Rs 13 each. Then his gain or loss percent is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) Loss 8 1/3%

(b)Gain 8 2/3%

(c) Loss 8 2/3%

(d)Gain 8 1/3%

**17. A trader bought two horses for Rs 19,500. He sold one at a loss of 20% and the other at a profit of 15%. If the selling price of each horse is the same, then their cost prices are respectively. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) Rs 10,000 andRs 9,500

(b) Rs 11,500 andRs 8,000

(c) Rs 12,000 andRs 7,500

(d) Rs 10,500 and Rs 9,000

**18. The cost price of an article is 40% of the selling price. What percent of the cost price is the selling price? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) 140%

(b) 200%

(c) 220%

(d) 250%

**19. When the price of sugar decreases by 10%, a man could buy 1 kg more for Rs 270. Then the original price of sugar per kg is ****(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a)Rs 25

(b)Rs 30

(c)Rs 27

(d)Rs 32 .

**20.If the price of sugar is raised by 25%, find by how much percent a householder must reduce his consumption of sugar so as not to increase his expenditure? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) 10

(b) 20

(c) 18

(d) 25

**21.X sells two articles for Rs 4,000 each with no loss and no gain in the interaction. If one was sold at a gain of 25% the other is sold at a loss of (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a)25%

(b)18 2/9%

(c)16 2/3%

(d)20%

**22.20% loss on selling price is what per cent loss on the cost price? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) 25%

(b) 15%

(c)16 2/3%

(d)16 1/3%

**23.A reduction of 20% in the price of sugar enables me to purchase 5 kg more for Rs 600. Find the price of sugar per kg before reduction of price. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)**

(a) Rs 24

(b) Rs 30

(c) Rs 32

(d) Rs 36

**24.The price of a commodity rises from Rs 6 per kg to Rs 7.50 per kg. If the expenditure cannot increase, the percentage of reduction in consumption is (SSC CGL 2011)**

(a) 15

(b) 20

(c) 25

(d) 30

**25.Marked price of an article is Rs 275. Shopkeeper allows a discount of 5% and he gets a profit of 4.5%. The actual cost of the article is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)**

(a) 250

(b) 225

(c) 215

(d) 210

**26.The difference between a discount of 40% on Rs 500 and two successive discounts of 36%, 4% on the same amount is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)**

(a) Rs 0

(b) Rs 2

(c) Rs 1.93

(d) Rs 7.20

**27.If the cost price of 15 articles is equal to the selling price of 12 articles, find gain % (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)**

(a) 20

(b) 25

(c) 18

(d) 21

**28.The cost price of an article is 64% of the marked price. The gain percentage after allowing a discount of 12% on the marked price is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)**

(a) 37.5%

(b) 48%

(c) 50.5%

(d) 52%

**29.A man purchased some eggs at 3 for Rs 5 and sold them at 5 for Rs 12. Thus he gained Rs 143 in all. The number of eggs he bought is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)**

(a) 210

(b) 200

(c) 195

(d) 190

**30.A bookseller makes 8% profit after selling the book at 10% discount. The ratio of the cost price to the marked price is (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)**

(a) 4:5

(b) 5:4

(c) 5:6

(d) 6:5

**31.By selling an article for Rs 21,000, a man gains 5%. To get a profit of 15%, he has to sell it for (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)**

(a) Rs 19,800

(b) Rs 20,700

(c) Rs 23,000

(d) Rs 25,000

**32.Rahul bought two cycles for a total sum of Rs 1,500. He sold one cycle at 20% loss and the other cycle at 20% gain. If the selling price of both the cycles is the same, find the cost price of the two cycles. (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)**

(a) Rs 500,Rs 1,000

(b) Rs 600,Rs 900

(c) Rs 750 each

(d) Rs 550, Rs 950

**33.A man sold two articles at Rs 375 each. On one, he gains 25% and on the other, he loses 25%. The gain or loss% on the whole transaction is: (SSC CHSL 2012)**

(a)6%

(b)4 1/6%

(c)Rs 50

(d)6 1/4%

**34.A bought an article, paying 5% less than the original price. A sold it with 20% profit on the price he had paid. What percent of profit did A earn on the original price ?(SSC CHSL 2012)**

(a) 10

(b) 13

(c)14

(d)17/2

**35.The profit percent of a bookseller if he sells book at marked price after enjoying a commission of 25% on marked price will be: (SSC CHSL 2012)**

(a) 30%

(b) 25%

(c)20%

(d)33 1/3%

**36.The printed price of a book is Rs 320. A retailer pays Rs 244.80 for it. He gets successive discounts of 10% and an another rate. His second rate is: (SSC CHSL 2012)**

(a) 15%

(b) 16%

(c) 14%

(d) 12%

**37.A sells an article to B at a gain of 10%, B sells it to C at a gain of 5%. If C pays Rs 462 for it, what did it cost to A ? (SSC CHSL 2012)**

(a) Rs 500

(b) Rs 450

(c) Rs 600

(d) Rs 400

**38.A discount of 30% on the marked price of a toy reduces its selling price by Rs 30. What is the new selling price (in Rs) ?****(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)**

(a) 70

(b) 21

(c) 130

(d) 100

**39.’A’ sells an article to ‘B’ at a profit of 20% and ‘B’ sells it to ‘C’ at a profit of 25%. If’C’ pays Rs 1200, the cost price of the article originally (in Rs) is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)**

(a) 700

(b) 600

(c) 1,000

(d) 800

**40.A watch is sold at a profit of 30%. Had it been sold for Rs 80 less, there would have been a loss of 10%. What is the cost price of rupees? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)**

(a) 150

(b) 200

(c) 400

(d) 800

**41. If a commission of 10% is given on the marked price of a work, the publisher gains 20%. If the commission is increased to 15%, the gain present is: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)**

(a)15%

(b)16 2/3%

(c)13 1/3%

(d)15 1/6%

**42. By selling 9 articles for a rupee, a man incurred a loss of 4%. To make a gain of 44%, the number of articles to be sold for a rupee is: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)**

(a) 5

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) 6

**43. A dealer offered a machine for sale for Rs 27,500 but even if he had charged 10% less, he would have made a profit of 10%. The actual cost of the machine is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)**

(a) Rs 22,000

(b) Rs 24,250

(c) Rs 22,500

(d) Rs 22,275

**44. A man makes a profit of 20% on the sale by selling 20 articles for Rs 1. The number of articles he bought by Rs 1cs (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)**

(a) 20

(b) 24

(c) 25

(d) 30

**45. A businessman allows a discount of 10% on the written price. How much above the cost price must he mark his goods to make a profit of 17%? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)**

(a) 30%

(b) 20%

(c) 27%

(d) 18%

**46. A man sold an article at a loss of 20%. If he sells the article for Rs 12 more, he would have gained 10%. The cost price of the article is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)**

(a)Rs 60

(b)Rs 40

(c)Rs 30

(d)Rs 22

**47. A trader has a weighing balance that shows 1,200 gm for a kilogram. He further marks up his cost price by 10%. Then the net profit percentage is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)**

(a)32%

(b)23%

(c)31.75%

(d)23.5%

**48. A merchant purchases a wrist watch for Rs 450 and fixes its list price in such a way that after allowing a discount of 10%, he earns a profit of 20%. Then the list price of the watch is (SSC Multitasking 2013)**

(a)Rs 600

(b)Rs 650

(c)Rs 700

(d)Rs 550

**49. Two successive discounts of 70% and 30% are equivalent to a single discount of (SSC Multitasking 2013)**

(a) 89%

(b) 75%

(c) 79%

(d) 100%

**50. A merchant allows a discount of 10% on marked price for the cash payment. To make a profit of 17%, he must mark his goods higher than their cost price by (SSC Multitasking 2013)**

(a) 30%

(b) 33%

(c) 40%

(d) 27%

**51. A dishonest grocer sells rice at a profit of 10% and also uses weights which are 20% less than the marked weight. The total gain earned by him will be (SSC Multitasking 2013)**

(a) 35%

(b) 37.5%

(c) 40%

(d) 30.5%

**52. The cost price of a radio is Rs 600. 5% of the cost price is charged towards transportation. After adding that, if the net profit to be made is 15%, then the selling price of the radio must be (SSC Multitasking 2013)**

(a) Rs 684.50

(b) Rs 704.50

(c) Rs 724.50

(d) Rs 664.50

**53. By selling a fan for Rs 600, a man loses 10%. To make a gain of 20%, the selling price of the fan should be (SSC Multitasking 2013)**

(a) Rs 800

(b) Rs 900

(c) Rs 1000

(d) Rs 700

**54. A man sold 250 chairs and had a gain equal to selling price of 50 chairs. His profit per cent is: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2013)**

(a) 20%

(b) 25%

(c) 50%

(d) 15%

**55. An article was sold at 16% gain. Had it been sold for Rs 200 more, the gain would have been 20%. Then the cost price of the article is : (SSC Sub. Ins. 2013)**

(a) Rs 5000

(b) Rs 4800

(c) Rs 4500

(d) Rs 5200

**56. A shopkeeper blends two varieties of tea costing Rs 18 and Rs 13 per 100 gm in the ratio 7:3. He sells the blended variety at the rate of Rs 18.15 per 100 gm. His percentage gain in the transaction is (SSC CHSL 2013)**

(a) 8%

(b) 10%

(c) 12%

(d) 14%

**57. A got 30% concession on the label price of an article sold for Rs 8,750 with 25% profit on the price he bought. The label price was (SSC CHSL 2013)**

(a) 10,000

(b) 13,000

(c) 16,000

(d) 12,000

**58. The cost price of a book is Rs 150. At what price should it be sold to gain 20% ? (SSC CHSL 2013)**

(a) Rs 80

(b) Rs 120

(c) Rs 180

(d) Rs 100

**59. If books bought at prices ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 300 are sold at prices ranging from Rs 250 to Rs 350, what is the greatest possible profit that might be made in selling 15 books ? (SSC CHSL 2013)**

(a) Rs 3,000

(b) Cannot be determined

(c) Rs 750

(d) Rs 4,250

**60. A shopkeeper marks the price of an article at Rs 80. What will be the selling price, if he allows two successive discounts at 5% each? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(a) Rs 7.2

(b) Rs 72.2

(c) Rs 72

(d) Rs 85

**61. The marked price of a mixie is Rs 1600. The shopkeeper gives successive discount of 10% and x% to the customer. If the customer pays Rs 1224 for the mixie, find the value of x: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(a) 8%

(b) 10%

(c) 12%

(d) 15%

**62. Which of the following successive discounts is better to a customer? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(A) 20%, 15%, 10% or

(B) 25%, 12%, 8%

(a) (A) is better

(b) (B) is better

(c) (A) or (B) (both are same)

**63. On selling an article for Rs 170, a shopkeeper loses 15%. In order to gain 20%, he must sell that article at rupees: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(a) 210

(b) 215.50

(c) 212.50

(d) 240

**64. A retailer purchased radio sets at the rate of Rs 400 each from a wholesaler. He raised the price by 30% and then allowed a discount of 8% on each set. His profit will be (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 19%

(b) 78.4%

(c) 22%

(d) 19.6%

**65. A reduction in the price of apples enables a person to purchase 3 apples for Rs 1 instead of Rs 1.25. What is the % of reduction in price (approximately)? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a)20

(b)25

(c)30

(d)33

**66. A fruit seller buys some oranges at the rate of 4 for Rs 10 and an equal number more at 5 for Rs 10. He sells the whole lot at 9 for Rs 20. What is his loss or gain percent? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) Loss percent 1 191%

(b) Gain percent 1 19/81%

(c) No loss or no profit

(d) Loss percent 2%

**67. An article is sold for Rs 300 at a profit of 20%. Had it been sold Rs 235, the loss percentage would have been (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 5

(b) 6

(c) 16

(d) 3

**68. A dozen pairs of socks quoted at Rs 180 are available at discount of 20%. How many pairs of socks can be bought for Rs 48? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 2 pairs

(b) 5 pairs

(c) 3 pairs

(d) 4 pairs

**69. The marked price of a table is Rs 12,000. If it was sold for Rs 10,500 after allowing a certain discount, then the rate of discount is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 12.5%

(b) 15%

(c) 17.5%

(d) 10%

**70. The marked price of a radio set is Rs 480. The shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% and gains 8%. If no discount is allowed, his gain percent would be (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 18.5%

(b) 20%

(c) 25%

(d) 18%

**71. Kabir buys an article with 25% discount on its marked price. He makes a profit of 10% by selling it at Rs 660. The marked price is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(a) Rs 600

(b) Rs 685

(c) Rs 700

(d) Rs 800

**72. On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Gandhi Ashram declared a 25% discount on silk. If selling price of a silk saree is Rs 525, what is its marked price ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(a) Rs 700

(b) Rs 725

(c) Rs 750

(d) Rs 775

**73. A CD was sold at a profit of 12 1/2 %. If it had been sold at a profit of 15%, it would have gained him Rs 10 more. The cost prices of CD is (in Rs) (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)**

(a) 450

(b) 500

(c) 400

(d) 550

**74. A shopkeeper marks his goods 20% above his cost price and gives 15% discount on the marked price. His gain percent is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 5%

(b) 4%

(c) 2%

(d) 1%

**75. A shopkeeper earns a profit of 12% on selling a book at 10% discount on printed price. The ratio of the cost price to printed price of the book is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 45:56

(b) 50:61

(c) 90:97

(d) 99:125

**76. The list price of an article is Rs 160 and a customer buys it for Rs 122.40 after two successive discounts. If the first discount is 10%, then second discount is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 12%

(b) 10%

(c) 14%

(d) 15%

**77. A tradesmen sold an article at a loss of 20%. if the selling price had been increased by Rs 100. there would have been a gain of 5%. The cost price of the article (in Rs) was (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) 100

(b) 200

(c) 400

(d) 500

**78. The price of an article is first decreased by 20% and then increased by 30%. if the resulting price is Rs 416, the original price of the article is. (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)**

(a) Rs 350

(b) Rs 405

(c) Rs 400

(d) Rs 450

**79. A bookseller sells a book at a profit of 10%. If he had bought it at 4% less and sold it for Rs 6 more, he would have gained 18 3/4%. The cost price of the book is (SSC Multitasking 2014)**

(a) Rs 160

(b) Rs 170

(c) Rs 150

(d) Rs 155

**80. Aman sells two watches at Rs 99 each. On one he gets 10% profit and on the other he loses 10%. His net gain or loss percent is (SSC Multitasking 2014)**

(a) loss of 1%

(b) no profit no loss

(c) profit of 10%

(d) loss of 10%

**81. If a person lost 8% by selling an article for Rs 1,035, he bought the article for (SSC Multitasking 2014)**

(a)Rs 1,135

(b)Rs 1,152

(c)Rs 1,105

(d)Rs 1,125

**82. A cycle merchant allows 25% discount on the marked price of the cycles and still makes a profit of 20%. If he gains Rs 360 over the sale of one cycle, find the marked price of the cycle. (SSC Multitasking 2014)**

(a) Rs 2,920

(b) Rs 2,800

(c) Rs 2,880

(d) Rs 2,900

**83. Rita purchased a car with a marked price of Rs 2,10,000 at a discount of 5%. If the sales tax charged is 10%, find the amount she has to pay. (SSC Multitasking 2014)**

(a) Rs 2,19,500

(b) Rs 2,19,000

(c) Rs 2,19,450

(d) Rs 2,20,000

**84. A shopkeeper sold an item for Rs 1,800 at a discount of 10% and gained Rs 200. Had he not given the discount, his gain would be (SSC Multitasking 2014)**

(a) Rs 300

(b) Rs 400

(c) Rs 180

(d) Rs 200

**85. A tea-merchant professes to sell tea at cost price but uses a false weight of 900 gram for a kilogram. The profit percent in his transaction is (SSC Sub. Ins. 2014)**

(a)11 1/9%

(b)10%

(c)9 1/11%

(d)15%

**86. Mahesh earned a profit of 20% by selling 60 apples at the rate of Rs 42.50 for 5 apples. Then the total cost, at which the apples were bought is (SSC Sub. Ins. 2014)**

(a) Rs 452

(b) Rs 425

(c) Rs 450

(d) Rs 485

**87. A retailer buys a sewing machine at a discount of 15% and sells it for Rs 1955. Thus he makes a profit of 15%. The discount is (SSC Sub. Ins. 2014)**

(a) Rs 270

(b) Rs 290

(c) Rs 300

(d) Rs 310

**88. The marked price of a saree is Rs 200. After allowing a discount of 20% on the marked price, the shopkeeper makes a profit of Rs 16. Find the gain percent. (SSC CHSL 2014)**

(a)11 1/9%

(b)9 1/11%

(c) 11%

(d) 8%

**89. The marked price of an item is twice the cost price. For a gain of 15%, the discount should be (SSC CHSL 2014)**

(a) 7.5%

(b) 20.5%

(c) 32.5%

(d) 42.5%

**90. A man sold his watch at a loss of 5%. Had he sold it for Rs 56.25 more, he would have gained 10%. What is the cost price of the watch (in Rs) ? (SSC CHSL 2014)**

(a) 370

(b) 365

(c) 375

(d) 390

**91. A shopkeeper allows 10% discount on goods when he sells without credit. Cost price of his goods is 80% of his selling price. If he sells his goods by cash, then his profit is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2014)**

(a) 50%

(b) 70%

(c) 25%

(d) 40%

**92. A dealer of scientific instruments allows 20% discount on the marked price of the instruments and still makes a profit of 25%. If his gain over the sale of an instrument is Rs 150, find the marked price of the instrument. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2014)**

(a) Rs 938.50

(b) Rs 940

(c) Rs 938

(d) Rs 937.50

**93. Ram bought a T. V. with 20% discount on the labelled price. Had he bought it with 30% discount he would have saved Rs 800. The value of the T.V. set that he bought is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2014)**

(a) Rs 5,000

(b) Rs 8,000

(c) Rs 9,000

(d) Rs 10,00

**94. A sold an article to Bat 20% profit and B sold it to Cat 15% loss. If A sold it to C at the selling price of B, then A would make (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2014)**

(a) 5% profit

(b) 2% profit

(c) 2% profit

(d) 5% loss

**95. A trader marks his goods 20% above C.R but allows his customers a discount of 10. The C.R of a blackboard, which is sold for Rs 216, is: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)**

(a) Rs 200

(b) Rs 180

(c) Rs 108

(d) Rs 196

**96. If a shopkeeper purchases cashew nut at Rs 250 per kg and sells it at Rs 10 per 50 grams, then he will have: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)**

(a) 25% profit

(b) 20% profit

(c) 20% loss

(d) 25% loss

**97. A man bought a watch at 25% discount on the original price. He got Rs 40 more than the original price by selling it at 140% of the price at which he bought. The price of buying the watch was: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)**

(a) Rs 900

(b) Rs 600

(c) Rs 800

(d) Rs 700

**98. A fruit seller buys 240 apples for Rs 600. Some of these apples are bad and are thrown away. He sells the remaining apples at Rs 3.50 each and makes a profit of Rs 198. The % of apples thrown away are: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)**

(a) 8%

(b) 7%

(c) 6%

(d) 5%

**99. By selling an article for Rs 450.I lose 20%. For what amount, should I sell it to gain 20%? (SSC CHSL 1st Sit. 2015)**

(a) Rs 490

(b) Rs 470

(c) Rs 562.50

(d) Rs 675

**100. A fruit seller buys oranges at the rate of Rs 10 per dozen and sells at the rate of Rs 12 per dozen. His gain percent is: (SSC CHSL 1st Sit. 2015)**

(a)15%

(b)20%

(c)8 1/3%

(d)12%

**101. A house was sold for Rs y by giving a discount of x%, then the list price was: (SSC CHSL 1st Sit. 2015)**

**102. Successive discounts of 20% and 10% are equivalent to a single discount of: (SSC CHSL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) 28%

(b) 25%

(c) 30%

(d) 15%

**103. A man purchased an article for Rs 1500 and sold it at 25% above the cost price. If he has to pay Rs 75 as tax on it, his net profit percentage will be: (SSC CHSL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) 25%

(b) 30%

(c) 15%

(d) 20%

**104. After allowing a discount of 20%, a radio is available for Rs 1200. Its marked price was: (SSC CHSL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) Rs 1500

(b) Rs 1800

(c) Rs 1400

(d) Rs 1550

**105. 10% discount and then 20% discount in succession is equivalent to total discount of (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) 15%

(b) 30%

(c) 24%

(d) 28%

**106. The marked price of a watch was Rs 720. A man bought the same for Rs 550.80 after getting two successive discounts, the , first being 10%. The second discount rate is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) 12%

(b) 14%

(c) 15%

(d) 18%

**107. Allowing 20% and 15% successive discounts, the selling price of an article becomes Rs 3,060; then the marked price will be (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) Rs 4,400

(b) Rs 5,000

(c) Rs 4,500

(d) Rs 4,000

**108. A shopkeeper bought 30 kg of rice at the rate of Rs 70 per kg and 20 kg of rice at the rate of Rs 70.75 per kg. If he mixed the two brand of rice and sold the mixture at Rs 80.50 per kg. his gain is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2015)**

(a) Rs 510

(b) Rs 525

(c) Rs 485

(d) Rs 450

**109. The difference between successive discounts of 40% followed by 30% and 45% followed by 20% on the maked price of an article is Rs 12. The marked price of the article is:(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)**

(a) Rs 400

(b) Rs 200

(c) Rs 800

(d) Rs 600

**110. Find a simple discount equivalent to a discount series of 10%, 20% and 25% (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)**

(a) 45%

(b) 55%

(c) 52%

(d) 46%

**111. Cost price of 100 books is equal to the selling price of 60 books. The gain or loss percentage will be: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)**

(a)66 2/3%

(b)66 1/4%

(c)66%

(d)66 3/4%

**112.An article which is marked Rs 975 is sold for Rs 897. The discount % is ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)**

(a)6%

(b)10%

(c)12%

(d)8%

**113. If the successive discounts be 20% , 10% and 5%, then the single equivalent rate of discount is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)**

(a) 31.6%

(b) 31.5%

(c) 31%

(d) 31.4%

**114. The selling price of 6 bananas is equal to the cost price of 8 bananas. Then the percentage of profit is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)**

(a) 20

(b) 33 1/3

(c) 25

(d) 30

**115.The marked price of a ceiling fan is Rs 1200 and the shopkeeper allows a discount of 5 % on it. Then selling price of the fan is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)**

(a) Rs 1410

(b) Rs 1400

(c) Rs 1140

(d) Rs 1104

**116. The successive discount of 15%, 20% and 25% on an article is equivalent to the single discount of (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)**

(a) 60%

(b) 47%

(c) 49%

(d) 40%

**117. If the ratio of cost price and selling price be 10:11, then the profit percentage is (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2016)**

(a) 1%

(b) 10%

(c) 5%

(d) 8%

**118. A dealer marks a washing machine for Rs 7500, and allows a discount of 6% on it. Find the selling price (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2016)**

(a) 6850

(b) 7050

(c) 7250

(d) 6950

**119. Loss of 20% on selling price is equal to x% loss in cost price. What is x? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2016)**

(a) 20%

(b) 20

(c) 16 2/3%

(d) 16

**120. A man sells an article at 5% above the cost price. If he had bought it at 5% less than what he paid for it and sold it for Rs 2 less, he would have gained 10%. The cost price of the article is (SSC Sub Inspector 2016)**

(a) Rs 250

(b) Rs 400

(c) Rs 350

(d) Rs 200

**121. A trader lists his article 20% above the cost price and allows a discount of 10% on cash payment. His gain percent is (SSC Sub Inspector 2016)**

(a) 6%

(b) 10%

(c) 5%

(d) 8%

**122. By selling an article at 3/4 of selling price, a trader incurred a loss of 10%. The profit/loss percentage, when it is sold at the original selling prices, is (SSC Sub Inspector 2016)**

(a) 120% profit

(b) 32.5% loss

(c) 20% loss

(d) 20% profit

**123. A merchant purchase a wrist watch for Rs 1,200 and fixes its list price in such a way that after allowing a discount of 10%, he earns a profit of 20%. The list price of the watch is (SSC Sub Inspector 2016)**

(a) Rs 1,600

(b) Rs 12,000

(c) Rs 1,400

(d) Rs 1,800

**124. After a discount of 34% an article is sold for Rs 3168. What is the marked price (in Rs) of the article? (SSC SGL 2017)**

(a) 4750

(b) 4800

(c) 4850

(d) 5000

**125. For an article the profit is 170% of the cost price. If the cost price increases by 20% but the selling price remains same, then what is the new profit percentage? (SSC SGL 2017)**

(a) 41

(b) 50

(c) 75

(d) 125

**126. After two successive discount of 20% and 35%, an article is sold for Rs 50700. What is the marked price (in Rs) of the article? (SSC SGL 2017)**

(a) 92500

(b) 98500

(c) 97500

(d) 94000

**127. If the price of pen decreases by 20%, then a man can buy 10 more pens for Rs 100. What is the new price (in Rs) of each pen? (SSC SGL 2017)**

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 4

(d) 5

**128. The marked price of a sofa set is Rs 4800 which is sold at Rs 3672 at two successive discounts. If the first discount is 10%, then what will be the second discount (in%)? (SSCSGL 2017)**

(a) 13

(b) 14

(c) 15

(d) 17

**129. By selling 175 pineapples, the gain is equal to the selling price of 50 pineapples. What is the gain percentage? (SSCSGL 2017)**

(a) 28

(b) 30

(c) 32

(d) 40

**130. The marked price of an article is 20% more than its cost price. If 5% discount is given on the maked price, then what is the profit percentage? (SSC SGL 2017)**

(a) 5

(b) 14

(c) 15

(d) 25

**131. A person bought pens at 25 for a rupee and sold at 15 for a rupee. What is his profit percentage? (SSC SGL 2017)**

(a)16 2/3

(b)33 1/3

(c)66 2/3

(d) 40

**132. Marked price of an item is Rs 500. On purchase of 2 items discount is 8%, on purchase of 3 items discount is 16%. Radha buys 5 items, what is the effective discount? (SSC SHSL2017)**

(a) 20.4 percent

(b) 23.25 percent

(c) 12.8 percent

(d) 35 percent

**133. The price of an article is cut by 33%, to restore to its original value, the new price must be increased by**

**(SSC SHSL 2017)**

(a) 33 percent

(b) 49.25 percent

(c) 24.81 percent

(d) 41.25 percent

**134. A shopkeeper by selling 13 Titan watches, earns a profit equal to the selling price of 3 Titan watches. His profit percentage is (SSC SHSL 2017)**

(a) 30 percent

(b) 23 percent

(c) 46 percent

(d) 16 percent

**135. A merchant buys 20 kgs of a variety of rice at Rs 14 per kg and another 40 kgs of rice at Rs 10 per kg. He mixes them and sells 1/3 of the mixture at Rs 12.50 per kg. At what rate should be sell the remaining mixture so as to earn a profit of 25% on the whole outlay? (SSC MTS 2017)**

(a) Rs 12 /-

(b) Rs 15/-

(c) Rs 12.50/-

(d) Rs 13/-

**136. A man sells an article at a loss of 10%. If he had sold it for Rs 75 more he would have gained 20%. The cost price of the article is (in?): (SSC MTS 2017)**

(a) 225

(b) 300

(c) 250

(d) 150

**137. A fan is listed at Rs 150/- with a discount of 20%. What additional discount must be offered to the customer to bring the net price to Rs 108/- ? (SSC MTS 2017**)

(a) 15%

(b) 5%

(c) 10%

(d) 20%

**138. A fruit seller buys 100 kg of superior variety of mangoes at Rs 45 per kg and 200 kgs of inferior variety at Rs 40 per kg and sells all the mangoes at Rs 45 per kg. The profit percentage of the fruit seller is: (SSC MTS 2017)**

(a) 221

(b) 12.5

(c) 8

(d) 25

**139. A shopkeeper sold a TV set for Rs 17940 with a discount of 8% and earned a profit of 19.6%. What should have been the percentage of profit earned if no discount was offered? (SSC MTS 2017)**

(a) 23.07%

(b) 24.6%

(c) 24.05%

(d) 30%

**140. At what percent above the cost price must a person mark the price of an article so that he can enjoy 20% profit after allowing 20% discount? (SSC MTS 2017)**

(a) 60%

(b) 30%

(c) 50%

(d) 40%

**141. An article is sold for Rs 6552 after a discount of 22%. What is the marked price (in Rs) of the article?**

**(SSC Sub. Ins. 2017)**

(a) 8450

(b) 8425

(b) 8400

(d) 8750

**142. A man bought 15 mangoes for a rupee. How many mangoes were sold for a rupee so that there is a loss of 25%? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2017)**

(a) 10

(b) 12

(c) 18

(d) 20

**143. By selling a fan for Rs 1900 a man has a loss of 5 %, then at what price (in Rs) should he sell the fan to gain 20%? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2017)**

(a) 2000

(b) 2400

(c) 2600

(d) 2800

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