# Numerical Reasoning Questions with Answers # Numerical Reasoning Test

A numerical reasoning test is a form of psychometric assessment commonly used in the application stages of the recruitment process. It is specifically designed to measure a candidate’s numerical aptitude and their ability to interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from sets of data.

They’re often used in conjunction with other psychometric tests, including verbal reasoning tests, personality tests, and situational judgment tests.

Unlike standardized maths tests, which demonstrate a student’s ability to learn and apply mathematical techniques based on a set syllabus, numerical reasoning tests reflect how successfully a candidate can apply numerical understanding in a realistic context.

General arithmetic, percentages, fractions, and averages are all common elements of a numerical reasoning test, but its main focus is statistical information. Candidates are required to work with graphs, tables, and charts to identify key facts and figures and apply the correct logic to form an answer in response to a worded question.

You may be required to sit a numerical reasoning test if you’re applying for a job in a numeracy-based sector, such as finance or insurance. That said, they are increasingly common for any role that involves a level of data interpretation or numerical analysis, including marketing and HR.

## Numerical Reasoning Test Sample Questions and Answers 1. 48.3%
2. 55.3%
3. 58.2%
4. 60.8%

• Environmental pollution of Chemical Industry is 34.5% and Cement Industry is 21.8%
• hemical Industry pollution compared to Cement Industry = 34.5-21.8 = 12.7 Percentage value = (12.7 / 21.8) * 100% = 58.2% 1. Equatex
2. Entorix
3. Bantova
4. Alario

• It seems Entorix, Bantova, and Alario have good stable profits. Therefore investing in those companies will be a good decision.
• But Equatex is always increasing it’s profit from the first quarter to the end. Therefore Equatex has good possibility to increase the profit in long term Investing 1. 9:5
2. 3:2
3. 7:4
4. 5:3

The Correct Answer is 1: 9:5

• Percentage of the tax from IT sector is 27% and Agriculture sector is 15%
• Ratio between IT and Agriculture = 27 : 15 = 27/3 : 15:3 = 9:5 1. Equatex and Entorix
2. Entorix and Bantova
3. Bantova and Alario
4. Alario and Equatex .

Correct Answer is 4: Alario and Equatex

• We’ll calculate (profit/cost)% for all the 4 companies. Profit = Revenue - Cost
• Equatex: {(15-10)/10} * 100% = 50%
• Entorix: { (50-40)/40} * 100% = 20%
• Bantova: {(25-20)/20} * 100% = 25%
• Alario: {(40-25)/25} * 100% = 60%

1. 150%
2. 200%
3. 300%
4. 100%

The Correct Answer is 4: 200%

• Retail sale in 2018 = \$20M and Online sale in 2018 = \$60M
• Growth of online sales in 2018 compared to retail sales = {(60 - 20)/20} * 100% = 200% 1. \$250
2. \$100
3. \$200
4. \$175

The Correct Answer is 3: \$200

• Expense different between Rent and Food = 25% - 20% = 5%
• Amount of the difference = (5 / 100) * \$4000 = \$200 1. \$1500
2. \$750
3. \$1000
4. \$500

• Half of the space is equal to (25 * 60) / 2 = 750
• Rent for 750 squarefeet = 750 * \$20 = \$1500 1. \$18000
2. \$20000
3. \$24000
4. \$30000

The Correct Answer is 3: \$24000

• Cost of Apple phones = (22 / 100) * \$200000 = \$44000
• Cost for Samsung phones = (10 / 100) * \$200000 = \$20000
• Cost difference = \$44000 - \$20000 = \$24000 1. 50%
2. 75%
3. 80%
4. 85%

• Increment = 70M - 40M = 30M.
• Percentage of the increment compared to 2012 = (30/40) * 100% = 75%
• Revenue for Facebook in 2018 is \$70M and in 2012 it is \$40M. • 40%
• 22%
• 30%
• 25%

• There is a total number of 50 companies in the chart. 11 + 4 = 15 companies provide their service to the both Agriculture and Chemical sectors.
• Therefore the percentage = (15 / 50) * 100% = 30%

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