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1.  What is the average amount of interest per year which the company had to pay during this period?  (a)Rs. 32.43 lakhs  (b)Rs. 33.72 lakhs  (c)Rs. 34.18 lakhs  (d)Rs. 36.66 lakhs 

Answer is: DAverage amount of interest paid by the Company during the given period
= Rs[(23.4 + 32.5 + 41.6 + 36.4 + 49.4)/5] lakhs
= Rs[183.3/5] lakhs = Rs. 36.66 lakhs
2.  The total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period is
approximately what percent of the total amount of salary paid during this period?  (a)0.1%  (b)0.5%  (c)1%  (d)1.25% 

Answer is: CRequired percentage = [(3.00 + 2.52 + 3.84 + 3.68 + 3.96)/(288 + 342 + 324 + 336 + 420)] x 100%
Required percentage =[(17/1710) x 100]% = 1%
3.  Total expenditure on all these items in 1998 was approximately what percent of
the total expenditure in 2002?  (a)62%  (b)66%  (c)69%  (d)71% 

Answer is: CRequired percentage = [(288 + 98 + 3.00 + 23.4 + 83) / (420 + 142+ 3.96 + 49.6 + 98)]x 100%
Required percentage = [(495.4) / (713.36)] x 100%
Required percentage = 69.45%
4.  The total expenditure of the company over these items during the year 2000 is?  (a)Rs. 544.44 lakhs  (b)Rs. 501.11 lakhs  (c)Rs. 446.46 lakhs  (d)Rs. 478.87 lakhs 

Answer is: ATotal expenditure of the Company during 2000
= Rs. (324 + 101 + 3.84 + 41.6 + 74) lakhs = Rs. 544.44 lakhs.
5.  The ratio between the total expenditure on Taxes for all the years and the total
expenditure on Fuel and Transport for all the years respectively is approximately?  (a)4 : 7  (b)10 : 13  (c)15 : 18  (d)5 : 8 

Answer is: BRequired ratio = [(83 + 108 + 74 + 88 + 98) / (98 + 112 + 101 + 133 + 142)]
Required ratio = [451 / 586] = 10 / 13
Required ratio = 10 : 13
6.  Combining the states P and Q together in 1998, what is the percentage of the candidates qualified to that of the candidates appeared?  (a)10.87%  (b)11.49%  (c)12.35%  (d)12.54% 

Answer is: CRequired percentage = [(1020 + 1240)/(8800 + 9500)] x 100%
Required percentage = [2260/18300] x 100%
Required percentage = 12.35%
7.  The percentage of the total number of qualified candidates to the total number of appeared candidates among all the five states in 1999 is:  (a)11.49%  (b)11.84%  (c)12.21%  (d)12.57% 

Answer is: BRequired percentage = [(850 + 920 + 890 +980 + 1350) / (7400 + 8450 + 7800 + 9800)] x 100%
Required percentage = [4990 / 42150] x 100%
Required percentage = 11.84%
8.  What is the percentage of candidates qualified from State N for all the years together over the candidates appeared from State N during all the years together?  (a)12.36%  (b)12.16%  (c)11.47%  (d)11.15% 

Answer is: DRequired percentage = [(840 + 1050 + 920 + 980 + 1020) / (7500 + 9200 + 8450 9200 + 8800)] x 100%
Required percentage = [4810 / 43150] x 100%
Required percentage = 11.15%