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**Quantitative Aptitude NIELIT Previous Year Question Papers – 2**

### Q. What is the average of first five multiples of 12?

- 36
- 38
- 40
- 42

## Answer

**36**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. A,B and C rented a pasture by paying Rs. 2160 per month. They put 60,40 and 20 sheep respectively. A sells 1/3 of his sheep to B after 6 months and after 3 months more C sells 2/5 of his sheep to A. Find the rent paid by C at the end of the year :

- Rs. 4355
- Rs. 3888
- Rs. 2464
- Rs. 6224

## Answer

**Rs. 2464**

NIELIT 2021 Dec Scientist B

### Q. Rs. 1000/- doubled in 10 years when compounded annually. How many more years will it take to get another Rs. 2000/- compound interest?

- 5 years
- 10 years
- 3 years
- 4 years

## Answer

**10 years**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. The total number of digits used in numbering the pages of a book having 366 pages is

- 730
- 792
- 990
- 1098

## Answer

**990**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Gold is 19 times as heavy as water and copper 9 times as heavy as water. In what ratio should these metal be mixed so that the mixture may be 15 times as heavy as water ?

- 3:2
- 9:5
- 2:3
- 7:5

## Answer

**3:2**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Find the mode of the following data:

Age | 0-6 | 6-12 | 12-18 | 18-24 | 24-30 | 30-36 | 36-42 |

Frequency | 6 | 11 | 25 | 35 | 18 | 12 | 6 |

- 20.22
- 19.47
- 21.12
- 20.14

## Answer

**20.22**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-store apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.

• Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.

• S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.

• X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.

• P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.

• T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.

• Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.

• R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the

immediate left of U who receives Rs. 46000/- as salary.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 50000/-, Rs. 48000/-, Rs. 47000/- and Rs. 46000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order Rs. 45000/-, Rs. 38000/-, Rs. 35000/- and Rs. 40000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 37000/-, Rs. 42000/-, Rs. 36000/- and Rs. 43000/-.

What is the salary received by a person who lives second to the right of S?

- Rs. 40000/-
- Rs. 45000/-
- Rs. 37000/-
- Rs. 38000/-

## Answer

**Rs. 40000/-**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-store apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.

• Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.

• S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.

• X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.

• P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.

• T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.

• Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.

• R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the

immediate left of U who receives Rs. 46000/- as salary.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 50000/-, Rs. 48000/-, Rs. 47000/- and Rs. 46000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order Rs. 45000/-, Rs. 38000/-, Rs. 35000/- and Rs. 40000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 37000/-, Rs. 42000/-, Rs. 36000/- and Rs. 43000/-.

Who among the following lives third to the left of U?

- O
- Q
- T
- S

## Answer

**Q**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-store apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.

• Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.

• S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.

• X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.

• P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.

• T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.

• Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.

• R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the

immediate left of U who receives Rs. 46000/- as salary.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 50000/-, Rs. 48000/-, Rs. 47000/- and Rs. 46000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order Rs. 45000/-, Rs. 38000/-, Rs. 35000/- and Rs. 40000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 37000/-, Rs. 42000/-, Rs. 36000/- and Rs. 43000/-.

What is the sum of salaries of Y and P?

- Rs. 90000/-
- Rs. 99000/-
- Rs. 93000/-
- Rs. 89000/-

## Answer

**Rs. 93000/-**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-store apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.

• Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.

• S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.

• X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.

• P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.

• T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.

• Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.

• R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the

immediate left of U who receives Rs. 46000/- as salary.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 50000/-, Rs. 48000/-, Rs. 47000/- and Rs. 46000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order Rs. 45000/-, Rs. 38000/-, Rs. 35000/- and Rs. 40000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 37000/-, Rs. 42000/-, Rs. 36000/- and Rs. 43000/-.

What is the sum of the salaries received by the persons living on the top floor of the apartment?

- Rs. 158000/-
- Rs. 193000/-
- Rs. 157000/-
- Rs. 161000/-

## Answer

**Rs. 193000/-**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-store apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.

• Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.

• S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.

• X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.

• P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.

• T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.

• Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.

• R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the

immediate left of U who receives Rs. 46000/- as salary.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 50000/-, Rs. 48000/-, Rs. 47000/- and Rs. 46000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order Rs. 45000/-, Rs. 38000/-, Rs. 35000/- and Rs. 40000/-.

• The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order Rs. 37000/-, Rs. 42000/-, Rs. 36000/- and Rs. 43000/-.

What is the aggregate salary of the people living at the right end of the apartment?

- Rs. 137000/-
- Rs. 134000/-
- Rs. 125000/-
- Rs. 131000/-

## Answer

**Rs. 137000/-**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. In a company ABC Ltd. a certain number of engineers can develop a design in 40 days. If there were 5 more engineers, it could be finished in 10 days less. How many engineers were there in the beginning?

- 18
- 20
- 25
- 15

## Answer

**15**

NIELIT 2021 Dec Scientist A

### Q. An aeroplane at an altitude of 3000m observes the angles of depression of opposite points on the two banks of a river to be 45° and 60° respectively. Find the width of the river in metre.

- 4730
- 4430
- 4150
- 4650

## Answer

**4730**

NIELIT 2021 Dec Scientist A

### Q. In the following question, a number series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative that will continue the same pattern and fill in the blank spaces.

97,86,73,58,45,(…)

- 24
- 34
- 44
- 54

## Answer

**34**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Let us consider the length of the side of a square represented by 2y+3. The length of the side of an equilateral triangle is 4y. If the square and the equilateral triangle have equal perimeter, then what is the value of y?

- 3
- 4
- 6
- 8

## Answer

**3**

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### Q. Answer the question on the basic of the following information provided:

The students of a school participates in various sports activities, the distribution of the same is given below:

• Football – 17%

• Handball – 26%

• Badminton – 16%

• Table Tennis – 22%

• Basketball – 19%

Total number of students in the school are 800.

What is the number of girls who take part in handball, if the ratio of boys to girls is 3:10 respectively?

- 48
- 80
- 78
- 160

## Answer

**160**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. Answer the question on the basic of the following information provided:

The students of a school participates in various sports activities, the distribution of the same is given below:

• Football – 17%

• Handball – 26%

• Badminton – 16%

• Table Tennis – 22%

• Basketball – 19%

Total number of students in the school are 800.

What is the respective ratio between the total number of students taking part in Badminton and Table Tennis together and those participating in Basketball and Football together?

- 11:13
- 18:19
- 19:18
- 29:28

## Answer

**19:18**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. Answer the question on the basic of the following information provided:

The students of a school participates in various sports activities, the distribution of the same is given below:

• Football – 17%

• Handball – 26%

• Badminton – 16%

• Table Tennis – 22%

• Basketball – 19%

Total number of students in the school are 800.

What is the approximate average of number of participants in Handball, Badminton and Basketball?

- 162
- 163
- 104
- 169

## Answer

**163**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. Answer the question on the basic of the following information provided:

The students of a school participates in various sports activities, the distribution of the same is given below:

• Football – 17%

• Handball – 26%

• Badminton – 16%

• Table Tennis – 22%

• Basketball – 19%

Total number of students in the school are 800.

The number of students taking part in Basketball is approximately what percent more than those taking part in Football?

- 10.84%
- 9.92%
- 9.32%
- None of the options

## Answer

**None of the options**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. Answer the question on the basic of the following information provided:

The students of a school participates in various sports activities, the distribution of the same is given below:

• Football – 17%

• Handball – 26%

• Badminton – 16%

• Table Tennis – 22%

• Basketball – 19%

Total number of students in the school are 800.

If out of the number of students in Basketball, 69 are girls, what is the difference between the number of boys and girls taking part in Basketball?

- 17
- 23
- 86
- 14

## Answer

**14**

NIELIT Scientific Assistant A 2020 November

### Q. Find the odd one out :

4,9,256,529,573

- 256
- 573
- 529
- 9

## Answer

**573**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. A water tank is 30m long, 20m wide and12m deep. It is made of iron sheet which is 3m wide. The tank is open at the top. If the cost of iron sheet is Rs. 10 per meter, what is the total cost of iron sheet required to build the tank?

- Rs. 6000
- Rs. 8000
- Rs. 9000
- Rs. 10,000

## Answer

**Rs. 10,000**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. The following question is based on the information given below:

Data of 450 candidates, who took part in an examination in social sciences, Mathematics and Science is given as below :

Number of Students who :

• passed in all subjects are 167

• failed in science = 191

• failed in Mathematics = 199

• failed in Social sciences = 175

• failed in all subjects = 60

• passed in Science only = 52

• passed in Mathematics only = 48

• passed in Social sciences only = 62

How many failed in two subjects only?

- 162
- 152
- 100
- 52

## Answer

**162**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. A man rows downstream at 20 km/hr and rows upstream at 15 km/hr. At what speed he can row in still water ?

- 17.5 km/hr
- 18 km/hr
- 20.5 km/hr
- 22 km/hr

## Answer

**17.5 km/hr**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. If a cube with length, height and width equal to 10cm, is reduced to a smaller cube of height, length and width of 9cm then reduction in volume is :

- 172 cm
^{3} - 729 cm
^{3} - 271 cm
^{3} - None of the options

## Answer

**271 cm ^{3}**

NIELIT Scientist B 2020 November

### Q. There are 6 boxes numbered 1,2,……..,6. Each box is to be filled up either with a red or a green ball in such a way that at least 1 box contains a green ball and the boxes containing green balls are consecutively numbered. The total number of ways in which this can be done is :

- 18
- 19
- 20
- 21

## Answer

**21**

NIELIT Scientist B 2020 November

### Q. In a race of 600m, A can beat B by 50m, and in another race of 500m, B can beat C by 60m. Then by how many meters will A beat C in a race of 400 meters?

- 77 1/3 m
- 80 m
- 70 m
- None of these

## Answer

**77 1/3 m**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Ramesh and Suresh enter into a partnership with capitals in the ratio of 10:12. At the end of 8 months, Ramesh withdraws. If they receive profits in the ratio of 10:18. Find how long Suresh’s capital was used.

- 7 months
- 8 months
- 10 months
- 12 months

## Answer

**10 months**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. The tops of two poles are connected by a wire. The heights of the poles are 10m and 14m respectively. If the wire makes a 30° angle with the horizontal, find the length of the wire?

- 7 m
- 7.5 m
- 8 m
- 9.5 m

## Answer

**8 m**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Which largest number of five digits is divisible by 99?

- 99999
- 99981
- 99909
- 99990

## Answer

**99990**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Sum of present age of Suresh and Dinesh is equal to the age of Hema six years back. Five years from now, the ratio of age of Suresh and Dinesh will be 3:2. Rajesh is 5 years older than Hema and his present age is four times the present age of Suresh. What is present age of the Dinesh?

- 1 year
- 10 years
- 2 years
- 12 years

## Answer

**1 year**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. If the number 467X4 is divisible by 9, find the value of the digit marked as X.

- 4
- 5
- 6
- 7

## Answer

**6**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

### Q. Three pipes A,B and C can fill a cistern in 8 minutes, 12 minutes and 16 minutes respectively. What is the time taken by three pipes to fill the cistern when they are opened together?

- 3.7 minutes
- 6 minutes
- 4.5 minutes
- 5 minutes

## Answer

**3.7 minutes**

NIELIT 2022 April Scientist B

*FAQs*

*FAQs*

### Q. What are the passing marks for NIELIT?

Qualifying marks shall be 50% for Unreserved category and 40% for reserved categories.

### Q. Is there a negative marking in NIELIT?

The exam is conducted via online (computer-based) mode. A total of 120 questions consisted of Generic and Specific Discipline sections. The time duration to attempt the question paper was 3 hours. Each question carries 1 mark for correct answers and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

### Q. What is the take home salary of scientist B in NIELIT?

The approx take home salary of a Scientist B at NIELIT ranges between ₹83,000 to 85,000 per month in India.