Aptitude Questions

One guy has Rs. 100/- in hand. He has to buy 100 balls. One football costs Rs. 15/, One Cricket ball costs Re. 1/- and one table tennis ball costs Rs. 0.25 He spend the whole Rs. 100/- to buy the balls. How many of each balls he bought?

The distance between Station Atena and Station Barcena is 90 miles. A train starts from Atena towards Barcena. A bird starts at the same time from Barcena straight towards the moving train. On reaching the train, it instantaneously turns back and returns to Barcena. The bird makes these journeys from Barcena to the train and back to Barcena continuously till the train reaches Barcena. The bird finally returns to Barcena and rests. Calculate the total distance in miles the bird travels in the following two cases:

(a) The bird flies at 90 miles per hour and the speed of the train is 60 miles per hour.

(b) the bird flies at 60 miles per hour and the speed of the train is 90 miles per hour

A tennis championship is played on a knock-out basis, i.e., a player is out of the tournament when he loses a match.

(a) How many players participate in the tournament if 15 matches are totally played?

(b) How many matches are played in the tournament if 50 players totally participate?

When I add 4 times my age 4 years from now to 5 times my age 5 years from now, I get 10 times my current age. How old will I be 3 years from now?

A rich merchant had collected many gold coins. He did not want anybody to know about them. One day, his wife asked, "How many gold coins do we have?" After pausing a moment, he replied, "Well! If I divide the coins into two unequal numbers, then 37 times the difference between the two numbers equals the difference between the squares of the two numbers." The wife looked puzzled. Can you help the merchant's wife by finding out how many gold R

A set of football matches is to be organized in a "round-robin" fashion, i.e., every participating team plays a match against every other team once and only once. If 21 matches are totally played, how many teams participated?

Glenn and Jason each have a collection of cricket balls. Glenn said that if Jason would give him 2 of his balls they would have an equal number; but, if Glenn would give Jason 2 of his balls, Jason would have 2 times as many balls as Glenn. How many balls does Jason have?

Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas.

(a) How many minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas?

(b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes

It was vacation time, and so I decided to visit my cousin's home. What a grand time we had! In the mornings, we both would go for a jog. The evenings were spent on the tennis court. Tiring as these activities were, we could manage only one per day, i.e., either we went for a jog or played tennis each day. There were days when we felt lazy and stayed home all day long. Now, there were 12 mornings when we did nothing, 18 evenings when we stayed at home, and a total of 14 days when we jogged or played tennis. For how many days did I stay at my cousin's place?

A 31" x 31" square metal plate needs to be fixed by a carpenter on to a wooden board. The carpenter uses nails all along the edges of the square such that there are 32 nails on each side of the square. Each nail is at the same distance from the neighboring nails. How many nails does the carpenter use?

Aptitude Questions

A software engineer returns from America. As he is fat he decided to have evening walk.....he started at 3pm. he walks along the road at 4km/hr for some time then he climbs a upward slope area at 3km/hr then downwards at the rate of 6km/hr. then back to the home through the road at 4km/hr. what is the distance he covered in one way if he reaches back home at 9pm.

men and lodge related question

a)1 man related to 2lodges.

b)each lodge has 3 men.

c)only 1 man common b/w 2 lodges

A child questions his father, "What is your father's age", to which the father answers "He was aged X in year X^2 (X square) ". If the context is 20th Century, What is his Date of Birth?

A man rides cycle for two third of the distance to be covered. then his tyre got punctured. he walks the rest of the distance and found he took twice the time for walking compared to riding. How fast he can ride compared to walk.

51 teams are there and they are to play basketball matches. A team is out of the tournament if that looses 2 games. what is the maximum number of games to be played to decide one winner.

who was the murderer(of smith) roger,o'neil,wait the waiter poisened smith with which friend. each of the friends tells 3 stmts 1 of which is false (1 stmt of each friend is false)

Nalanda,Rampur, Triloknagar, Maninagar etc some conditions are given....then u have to find which has the population below 5 lakhs.. whic is not the capital 2 industrial towns,2 harbours,longitude relation,latitude relation......etc (four questions based on these)

Another one on A,B,C , D and E younger and older relation + occupation of each nutritionist, doctor,planner etc. find who is who ?

Two lamps sold for Rs.12 each profit of 25% on 1 and loss 0f 20% on other? did he gain or lose?by how much?

A,B,C are persons and thy r div into three groups: Sororrean [always truth] , Nororrean [always lie] and Midrorrean [alternate-but not in any order as they speak truth first of false first]--repaet from earlier papers.


Ans: 12 km (one way )( total distance:12* 2 = 24 km)

Ans: 6 men and 4lodges

Ans: 1892

Ans: V(riding)=4*V(walking)[4 times]

Ans:101 matches

Ans: Roger was the murderer.(not sure)

9. Ans:60 paise loss

10. Ans:A:midrorean B: nororrean C:sororrean

Aptitude Questions

There r some bees in a garden..1/5th of them went to a particular flower,1/3rd went to another flower,3 times the difference of the above two went to third flower..n one was remaining n it was roaming

around..how many bees were there? (3 marks)


Jim n Harry have the same number of marbles when they start playing..n then afterwards...Jim gains 20 marbles and later he loses 2/3rds of what he had..now Harry has 4 times as many marbles as Jim

has..What r the initial number of marbles that each of them had?

Ans:100 each

F,G,H,J,K are some juniors and P,Q,R,S are some seniors...and there are 3 communities Cultural,Recreation n Ethics..n each contained 3 members each..n each one was a member of only one committee..

i)F,Q are in Cultural committee.

ii)P is in recreation committee.

iii)J wont be in a committee where H or Q are there.

iv)G will be in recreation committe if S also works in recreation committee.

v)there will be atleast one senior in each committee.

vi)R wont be in a committee is S is there

In this 4 parts were there they gave some conditions and asked to choose from the options..

There was a community in which there were 1000 couples.In that 2/3rd of men who r taller r also heavier n 3/4th of the men who r heavier r also taller n there were 120 women who were both heavier n taller than men.So how many men r both taller n heavier than men? (3 marks)

A man drives with constant speed..n he after some time he sees a milestone with 2-digits..then he travels for an hr n sees the same 2 digits in reverse order..n then after an hr he sees that the

milestone has the same 2 digits with a 0 between them..so whats the man speed?


There were 2 systems A n B.14 degrees in A is equivalent to 36 in system B.and 133 in A is equivalent to 87 in B.now what is the temperature where they both r equal?

Ans:51.25 (conversion A=(7/3)B-70)


A B + A B -

------- ----- -------------


find X,Y,Z,G

A women buys some shoestrips n then 4 times of that she buys packet pins n then 8 times of shoestrips she buys handkerchiefs..n she has a bill of Rs3.24..n she pays for each article as many paise as there r articles(of tht particular item).Now whats the number of handkerchiefs? Ans:16

Ms.Anitha got her salary n she spent half of it in shopping n gave 1RS to a beggar.After that 1/2 of the remaining money she spends in a hotel n she gives Rs.2/- as a tip to waiter.n then 1/2 of the remaining she spends again n she gives 3 RS as charity..n after thatfinally she is left with Rs 1/- when she comes out.Whats the actual money she had?

Rs 42/- (3 marks)

There r 2 children..one of them lies on Monday,wednesday n friday n tell truth on every other day.the other will lie on Tuesday,thursday n saturday.n always tells truth on other days..n both of them tell the truth on sundays.. then which of the following can be deduced?

i)If its a sunday both will say so

ii)if one of then says a correct day then other will lie everything


One-third of the persons in front of me together with 3/4th of the persons behind me equals the total number of the persons in the merry go round. find the total number.

A bus has a maximum speed of 100 km/h. With 3 people, the bus moves at a speed of 88 km/h. With 6 people what would be the velocity if the bus' speed decreases proportionately with the number of people in the bus.

In an island, natives always lie and visitors always tell the truth. I met a salesman in a hotel in the island. I wanted to know whether the salesman was a native or a visitor. For that, instead of directly asking him, I asked him to ask a woman sitting in the nearby table whether she is a native or a visitor. The salesman asked the woman and said " she said she is a visitor". Is it possible to find whether the salesman was a visitor or a native? If so, what is he?

There are 3 teachers and 6 subjects. Some conditions like when the biology teacher was playing cards with the geography teacher,the history teacher was in class. Te1 and the geography teacher

are neighbours ......

There are 4 persons Tom, Dick,Jack and Al who were fishing. Tom had more fishes than Jack. Tom and Jack together fished the same as Al and Dick. Tom and Al together had fished more than Dickand Jack. Give the list in descending order of number of fishes.(There was another condition that confirms that Dick ).

A 1 k.m. long wire is held by n poles. If one pole is removed,the length of the gap increases by 5/3 metres. What is the number of poles initially?

I left home early in the morning and returned back in the afternoon. The speciality that i noted was that when i returned, the minute hand was where the hour hand was in the morning and the hour hand was 2 minutes away from where the minute needle was in the morning. When did i return?

There was a problem from previous question papers, something like "There are 5 persons A,B,C,D,E and there are 5 langauges,Spanish,Portuguese, Italian, English and French. One person knows 5 languages, one knew 4, one knew 3, one knew 2 and one only one.A and B switch to Spanish when D comes because he doesn't know English. The most common language was spanish. Three knew spanish..

"There was a problem like this: A,B,C,D,E,F make one statement each.

A : .....

B : Today is a saturday

C : No, he lies. Today is not a saturday

D : Tomorrow is neither a saturday nor a friday

E : ......

F : Today is a Friday Only one statement among them was true.Then what is today???

A question like this:There is an island where a festival by name wishart is held. Given,the 1st of march 1972 is a wednesday, .....( I didn't have any time to completely read the problem)

Aptitude Questions

A shopkeeper arranges his fruits in such a way that putting say either 3,or 9,or 7 apples in a row each time one apple is left. but when he puts say 11 apples in a row no apple is left.find no. of apples.

ans: take l.c.m. of earlier three nos. add 1 if divided by 11 fine else multiply by 2 add 1 divide by 11 .if not divisible keep on repeating. i got ans. in 2 steps.

A problem of staircase:if i start going down, having gone down 4 steps i see x coming up.i meet x in way going down.when i had still 7 steps to go down x had gone up .find no. of steps in the staircase.condition: for each of my one step down x goes up 2 steps.



say total no. of steps x



Problem of merrygoround.tom on a merrygoround finds that one third of people ahead of him and three fourth of people behind him is equal to the no. of people on the merrygoround.find the no. of people on the merrygoround.


since merry gorund is circular so


A problem of cards .four persons sitting on a table.infront of each one of them one card is lying not having same colours on both sides.2 blue,2 red,2 green faces. each one guesses the color of unseen face of card .(guesses i don’t remember) exactly 2 are lying.

the front faces of card are red,blue,green,red respectively.find the colors of unseen faces of card.

five persons in a conference.a & b can communicate in english.when d joins the only coomon language of communication is spanish. a ,b,e can talk to each other in french only.exactly 3 people know portugese. the number of languages known by different persons are 1,2,3,4,5. some other similar conditions . you have to find answers to four questions based n these facts.

say ona sacle of 100:

85 have phones,80 cars,75 married,70 have houses. how many minimum persons are married,have phone car and houses on a scale of 100.

some series given

3 10 20 27 54 61 _

ans .162

some other series

trick: find suare root then add some number etc.

some conditions on x<y<==1,xy==z choose which option would be incorrect. options like:x<y,x>z etc.

afternoon temperatures of five days are recorded.each temperature is different.multiple is 12.


Infosys Interview

Tell us something interesting about urself .

A: i talked about my education.

Now about ur extra-curricular activities .say about dancing ?

A:Yes , I like dancing very much.

What r the things necessary 4 a good dancer ?

A:Expression,movements,understanding the lyrics.

What attracts u to dancing?


Now about Debates.What topics did u speak in debates?

A:I can't recall all. some were related to education ,some were social topics.

What was the topic related to education?

A:Whether literacy is necessary for Politicians.

If u r made the Head of Education Council of India , What changes will u bring about so as to improve the quality and efficiency of future engineers ?

A: I wud see that more importance is given to practical aspects.syllabus may be modified eg 4 comp sc students, instead of teaching out dated languages , those in demand in the industry shud be taught.and 4 that quality teachers shud b recruited.(I said little more elaborately on that but this was the jest)

Be more specific.What exactly can be changed about the study pattern to ensure the efficiency?

A:teachers shud try to develop reading habits in students.In India we students don't do much of reading. Most of us only go thru the syllabus. Instead of loading students with a burden of assignments,they shud be given a particular topic to study and read about in a fixed time, say in one day find out about this Xyz topic. they will then go to library or search thru net and in this way learn something outside the syllabus.

How will u ensure they r reading ?

By holding tests on that topic.

Now about sports.What sports did u play?

Tell us about Arunachal Pradesh.(my college is there)

what r the industries that can b promoted there?

what r the problems u face there?

how will u arrange a trip 4 four days to AP?

Your final yr project in layman's language.did u test it ?