# Percentage Practice Problems for IBPS POs and Clerks

Percentage points refer to an increase or decraese of a percentage rather than an increase or decrease of a raw number. For example, an increase from 10 to 11 would be an increase of 10 percent. However, an increase from 10 percent to 11 percent is an increase of just 1 percentage point. Each percentage point can be subdivided into 100 basis points, For Example, an increase of 0.5 percentage points would also equal and increase of 50 basis points.

Here are some Practice questions on percentages for upcoming competitive exams. Try to solve these questions on your own and check with the answers given below the questions.You can check detailed solutions of these problems from here.
1. Gopal spends 81% of his monthly income and saves Rs. 3534. What is his annual income ?
1. Rs. 18600
2. Rs. 213200
3. Rs. Rs. 86000
4. Rs. 223200
5. None of these
2. The difference between 42% of a number and 28% of the same number is 210. What is 59% of that number ?
1. 885
2. 845
3. 645
4. 690
5. None of these
3. 48 per cent of first number is 36 percent of the second number. What is the respective ratio of the first number to the second number ?
1. 4:5
2. 3:4
3. 4:7
4. 5:4
5. None of these
4. If two numbers are respectively 30% and 40% more than a third number, what percentage is the first of the second ?
1. 10
2. 25
3. 92(2/7)
4. 70
5. None of these
5. If the price of sugar increases by 20%, by what percentage should a family reduce its consumption so that there is no change in the expenditure on sugar ?
1. 25%
2. 16(2/3)%
3. 20%
4. 33(1/3)%
5. None of these
6. Six-Elevenths of a number is equal to twenty two percent of the second number. The second number is equal to one-fourth of the third number. The value of the third number is 2400. What is 45% of the first number ?
1. 109.8
2. 111.7
3. 108.9
4. 123.4
5. None of these
7. If the price of an article is reduced by 20%, the number of articles sold is increased by 30%. What will be the effect on the revenue ?
1. 4%
2. 10%
3. 6%
4. 15%
5. None of these
8. In an entrance examination, Ritu scored 56 percent marks, Smita scored 92 percent marks and Rina scored 634 marks. The maximum marks of the examination is 875. What is the average marks scored by all the three girls together ?
1. 1929
2. 815
3. 690
4. 643
5. None of these
9. A man spends 25% of his monthly income on rent, 20% on school fees, 30% on cloths and saves the remaining. If he saves Rs. 3350 find his annual income ?
1. Rs. 13400
2. Rs. 153200
3. Rs. 160800
4. Rs. 154000
5. None of these
10. A student has to secure 50% marks to pass. He gets 163 marks and fails by 37 marks. Find the maximum marks ?
1. 500
2. 400
3. 1200
4. 800
5. 600
11. A student scores 25% marks and fails by 38 marks while another student who scores 40% marks gets 7 marks more than the minimum required pass marks. What are the maximum marks for the examination ?
1. 700
2. 250
3. 400
4. 300
5. None of these
12. If 2 litres of water is evaporated on boiling from 8 litres of sugar solution containing 30% sugar, find the percentage of sugar in remaining water ?
1. 40%
2. 10%
3. 25%
4. 24%
5. None of these
13.  A mixture of 90 liters of milk and water contains 20% of water. How much water must be added to mixture so as to make water content equal to 25% ?
1. 4.5
2. 10
3. 6
4. 5
5. None of these
14. Ramola's monthly income is three times Ravina's monthly income, Ravina's monthly income is fifteen percent more that Ruchika's monthly income. Ruchika's monthly income is Rs. 32,000. What is Ramola's annual income ?
1. Rs. 1,10,400
2. Rs. 13,24,800
3. Rs. 36,800
4. Rs. 82.200
5. None of these
15. Population of a town is 12420. If it increases 15% in the first year and decreases 10% in the second year, what was the population of the town two years ago ?
1. 12000
2. 12800
3. 11600
4. 13100
5. None of these
16. In an examination it is required to get 350 of the aggregate marks to pass. A student gets 32% marks and is declared failed by 70 marks. What are the maximum aggregate marks a student can get ?
1. 885
2. 865
3. 875
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these
17. 800 boys and 600 girls appeared in an examination. If 75% boys and 80% girls passed the examination, find the percentage of students who failed the examination ?
1. 14.37%
2. 21.36%
3. 26.93%
4. 22.86%
5. 42.68%
18. Akash scored 73 marks in subject A. He scored 56% marks in subject B and 'X' mark sin subject C. Maximum marks in each subject were 150. The overall percentage marks obtained by Akash in all the three subjects together were 54%. How many marks did he score in subject C ?
1. 84
2. 86
3. 74
4. 78
5. None of these
19. The population of a town is 6000. In the next year, if males increase by 8% and females by 10%, the population becomes 6530. Find the number of males in the town.
1. 2500
2. 3500
3. 2400
4. 3300
5. None of these
20. In measuring the sides of a rectangle, one side is taken 10% in excess, and the other 5% in deficit. What is the change in the area as a percentage ?
1. 1.5%
2. 5%
3. 2.5%
4. 4.5%
5. None of these
21. The production of a company decreased by 25% due to shortage of manpower. Find by what percent should the working hour be increased to restore the original production ?
1. 20%
2. 33(1/3)%
3. 50%
4. 25%
5. None of these
22. Production of a company in 2011 was 132 tonnes. If it increased by 15% in the first year and decreases by 8% in the second year, find the production of the company after two years ?
1. 139
2. 143.875
3. 137.468
4. 139.656
5. None of these

1. Gr8 work

2. Question 1 ka answer 18600 hoga

1. annually pucha h so it is multipied by 12

3. Yes I also think so

4. Dont be confused

18600 is his monthly income.

So, 18600 x 12 = Rs. 223200

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6. Thank you, please keep on posting these type of test.And also increase the difficulty level.

7. no the ans is 100% right 223200

8. Plz explain

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12. Ya brother thanks for explain.

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14. Any one Can Explain Q. 18 I have Doubt

1. Akash scored 73 marks in subject A. He scored 56% marks in subject B and 'X' mark sin subject C. Maximum marks in each subject were 150. The overall percentage marks obtained by Akash in all the three subjects together were 54%. How many marks did he score in subject C ?

Maximum marks in each subject were 150
Subject A -73
Subject B -56% of 150
Subject C -X

The Average these 3 subjects is 54% of 150

So,

(73+(56% of 150)+X)/3 = (54% of 150)

(73+84+X)/3=81 ==> 157+X=243 ==> X=86

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19. first find 56%of 150 then add with 73 n x then ans/450*100=54 ans comes out be 86

20. 150*3=450
450*54/100=243
A=73
B=150*56/100=84
C=243-(73+84)=86

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24. Sredher Nvr Back DownOctober 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM

12 th question explain

26. Sredher Nvr Back DownOctober 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM

pls explain 12 th question

27. sir..plzz explnn qstn 19.....

28. In 19th Question we have total population 6000 where Males and females are mixed.

So we assume males = x

and females = 6000-x (x is total pop)

now we are given with increase percentage now simple :

(8% of X) + {10% of (6000-x)} = 530 (where 530 is the difference between actual and incrased pop)

now answer is 3500 after solution