# Discount questions for competitive exams: SSC CGL

Discount questions for competitive exams: SSC CGL

**About discount questions **

I am posting 20 varieties questions on ‘discount questions ’. This is considered as important chapter. Generally 1-2 questions can be asked in Tier 1 and 3-4 in Tier 2. This chapter will have direct link with other chapters also like profit and loss.

**Discount questions **

**Q1.** A housewife saved Rs 2.50 in buying a dress on sale. If she spent rs 25 for the dress, approximately how much percent she saved in the transaction?

(a) 8%

(b) 9%

(c) 10%

(d) 11%

**Q2.** A agent gets a commission of 2.5% on the sales of cloth. If on a certain day, he gets rs 12.50 as commission, the cloth sold through him on that day is worth:

(a) Rs 250

(b) Rs 500

(c) 750

(d) Rs 1250

**Q3.** Successive discounts of 10% and 30% are equivalent to a single discount of:

(a) 40%

(b) 35%

(c) 38%

(d) 37%

**Q4.** A tradesman marks his goods 10% above his cost price. If he allows his customers 10% discount on the marked price, how much profit or loss does he make, if any

(a) 1% gain

(b) 1% loss

(c) 5% gain

(d) no gain, no loss

**Q5.**Applied to a bill for Rs 1,00,00 the difference between a discount of 40% and two successive discounts of 36% and 4% is:

(a) nil

(b) Rs 1440

(c) Rs 2500

(d) Rs 4000

**Q6.** The printed price of an article is Rs 900 but the retailer gets a discount of 40%. He sells the article for Rs 900. Retailer’s gain per cent is:

(a) 40

(b) 60

(c) 200/3

(d) 205/3

**Q7.** A discount of 2.5% is given to the customer on the marked price of an article. A man bought the article for Rs 39. The market price of the article is:

(a) 42

(b) 36.5

(c) 40

(d) 41.5

**Q8.** A retailer buys 40 pens at the marked price of 36 pens from a wholesaler. If he sells these pens giving a discount of 1%, what is the profit percent?

(a) 9%

(b) 10%

(c) 91/9%

(d) 11%

**Q9.** A salesman is allowed 11/2% discount on the total sales made by him plus a bonus of ½% on sales over Rs 10,000. If his total earnings were Rs 19,90, his total sales (in Rs) was

(a) 30,000

(b) 32,000

(c) 34,000

(d) 35,000

**Q10.** The marked price of an article is Rs 200. A discount of 25/2 % is allowed the marked price and a profit of 25% is made. The cost price of the article is:

(a) Rs 200

(b) Rs 175

(c) Rs 120

(d) Rs 140

**Q11.** A sells a scooter priced Rs 36,000. He gives a discount of 8% on the first Rs 20,000 and 5% on the next Rs 10,000. How much discount can he afford on the remaining Rs 6000 if he is to get as much as when 7% discount is allowed on the total?

(a) 5%

(b) 6%

(c) 7%

(d) 8%

**Q12.** A tradesman gives 4% discount on the market price and gives 1 article free for buying every 15 articles and thus gains 35%. The marked price is increased above the cost price by

(a) 40%

(b) 395

(c) 50%

(d) 20%

**Q13.** The true discount on a sum of money due 2 years hence at 5% is Rs 15. Find the sum.

(a) Rs 150

(b) Rs 165

(c) Rs 170

(d) Rs 160

**Q14.** A discount series of 10%, 20% and 40% is equal to a single discount of

(a) 50.0%

(b) 56.8%

(c) 60.2%

(d) 70.28%

**Q15.** A shopkeeper sells a badminton racket whose marked price is rs 30, at a discount of 15% and gives a shuttle cock costing Rs 1.50 free with each racket. Even then he makes a profit of 20%. His cost price per racket is:

(a) Rs 21

(b) Rs 21.25

(c) Rs 20

(d) Rs 19.75

**Q16.** A shopkeeper lists the price of an article as Rs 500. But he gives a certain discount which allows a certain discount which allows the buyer to pay Rs 500 for the article including 10% sales tax. The rate of discount is

(a) 10%

(b) 111/115

(c) 100/11%

(d) 11%

**Q17.** A trader allows a trade discount of 20% and a cash discount of 26/4% on the marked price of the goods and gets a net gain of 205 of the cost. By how much above the cost should the goods be marked for the sale?

(a) 40%

(b) 50%

(c) 60%

(d) 70%

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sir please explain question no 17 of discount?

Please explain question no. 9

Question no. 17

please mail me the ans for question :16,17,9,11

for q16 ….mp*(100-d)/100=5000/11

explain q. 9, 10 & 17 please asap

plz send me soloution all ques as soon as possible on my id

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In Q:5 there should be 1,00,000 in place of 1,00,00.

please provide the Solution of Q 17 !!!