**SNAP 2015 Preparation series.** It is a known fact that although there is no specific syllabus for aptitude tests, the concepts and in some cases, even the questions get repeated a lot. Also, the previous year papers are a fair indication of what level of difficulty should one expect and so, avoid over-preparing. To make sure that you know exactly what to expect in SNAP 2015, we will be running a series under SNAP 2015 preparation. In this, we will be featuring actual SNAP questions segregated section wise for your benefit. There will be 400+ actual questions covered in the SNAP 2015 preparation series. You can browse through the posts here.

1. A 14.4 kg gas cylinder runs for 104 hours when the smaller burner on the gas stove is fully opened while it runs for 80 hours when the larger burner on the gas stove is fully opened. Which of these values are closest to the percentage difference in the usage of gas per hour, of the smaller burner over the larger burner?

a. 26.23%

b. 30%

c. 32.23%

d. 23.07%

2. Study the questions and the statements given below. Decide whether any information provided in the statement(s) is redundant and/or can be dispensed with, to answer it. If 7 is added to numerator and denominator each of fraction a/b, will the new fraction be less than the original one?

Statement I: a = 73, b = 103

Statement II: The average of a and b is less than b

Statement III: a – 5 is greater than b – 5

a. II and either I or III

b. Only II or III

c. Any two of them

d. Any one of them

3. Coefficient of variation is useful to study

a. Risk

b. Disparity

c. Consistency

d. All of the above

4. A cyclist drove one kilometer, with the wind in his back, in three minutes and drove the same way back, against the wind in four minutes. If we assume that the cyclist always puts constant force on the pedals, how much time would it take him to drive one kilometer without wind?

a. 7/3

b. 24/7

c. 17/7

d. 43/7

5. A, B and C started a business by investing 1/2, 1/3rd and 1/6th of the capital respectively. After 1/3rd of the total time, A withdrew his capital completely and after 1/4th of the total time B withdrew his capital. C kept his capital for the full period. The ratio in which total profit is to be divided amongst the partners is

a. 1 : 2 : 1

b. 4 : 1 : 4

c. 2 : 1 : 2

d. 1 : 2 : 2

6. A number lock consists of 3 rings each marked with 10 different numbers. In how many cases the lock cannot be opened?

a. 310

b. 103

c. 30

d. 999

7. A person buys 18 local tickets for Rs. 110. Each first class ticket costs Rs. 10 and each second class ticket costs Rs. 3. What will another lot of 18 tickets in which the number of first class and second class tickets are interchanged cost?

a. 112

b. 118

c. 121

d. 124

8. A clock loses 12 minutes every 24 hours. It is set right at 7:25 p.m. on Monday. What will be the time when clock shows 1:45 p.m. the following day?

a. 1:20:35 p.m.

b. 1:35:50 p.m.

c. 1:25:35 p.m.

d. None of these

9. In a row at a bus stop, A is 7th from the left and B is 9th from the right. They both interchange their positions. A becomes 11th from the left. How many people are there in the row?

a. 18

b. 19

c. 20

d. 21

10. A merchant wants to make profit by selling foodgrains. Which of the following will maximize his profit?

1. Sell product at 30% profit

2. Increase the price by 15% over the cost price and reduce weight by 15%

3. Use 700 gm of weight instead of 1 kg

4. Mix 30% impurities in grains and sell it at cost price

a. III

b. II and I

c. II

d. All give the same profit

**Answer Key** 1. d

2. b

3. d

4. b

5. c

6. d

7. d

8. d

9. b

10. a

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