Numerical Ability is a vital part of the AFCAT exam. Questions that are asked in the section of Numerical Ability are related to Decimal Fraction, Average, Time and Work, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Percentage, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams). This section highly depends on the amount of practice a candidate has done.

**Important to Remember:** Questions of Matriculation Level are asked in Numerical Ability Section of AFCAT 2020.

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## AFCAT 2020 Preparation Tips for Numerical Ability

**Tip 1# Remembering the formulas**

To perform well in the numerical ability section of AFCAT 2020, it is very important for the candidates to remember the formulas. Do whatever it takes to remember them, write it down on the sticky notes or try to mug-up, but candidates should make sure that all the formulas are at their tip-of-the-tongue. We are saying this, because a person might forget the step to solve a question, but remembering the formulas can save them from the disaster.

**Trick**: To solve the questions of Profit and Loss, focus to learn the formulas of error %, successive discount, M.P, C.P, S.P etc.

**Tip 2#Do not try to find the substitute of Practice**

To excel in numerical ability, one should practice as much as they can. Practiciing hard increases the probability of answering the questions right in the examination hall. Also, it will help the candidates to overcome the fear of unknowm. Obviously, after practicing so much nothing will remain unknown or new to a candidate.

**Tip 3# Take Mock Tests**

Solving the mock tests to prepare for the exam is advisable since the beginning of the AFCAT preparation. Don’t think that the exam is near and taking the mock test won’t help. Candidate should do their revision by solving the mock tests and sample papers.

**Trick: **Create an examination hall like situation, set a time and then take the mock tests. Do not forget to mark the performance.

**Tip 4# Analyse the past year Question Papers**

Preparation of the AFCAT 2020 numerical ability should be based on the syllabus as well as the on the analysis done of the past year question papers. By doing this candidates can know what topics are essential to go through and what are nonessential. This will help in saving lot of time.

**Tip 5# Clarity on the Pattern**

While preparing for the exam, candidates should be clearly aware of the exam pattern, number of quetsions asked related to a particular section, marks assigned to each question and provision of negative marking. So, we all know that right answer add the +3 marks and wrong answer lead to the deduction of 01 marks. Hence, candidates should focus and solve the questions accordingly. There is no need to be in a rush to solve each and every question. Look at the paper, understand the question and answer the ones, they are sure of.

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### 10 Questions Asked In Previous Year Question Papers

**Q1**– The average of 35 students in a class is 16 years.Out of these students the average of 21 students is 14 years. The average age of remaining student is

a) 15 years

b) 17 years

c) 20 years

d) 19 years**Answer- d)** **19 years**

**Q 2- **The price of a scooter and a TV are in the ratio of 7:5. If the scooter costs Rs 8000 more than a TV set, then the price of TV set is:

a) 20000

b)24000

c)32000

d)28000**Answer- a) 20000**

**Q 3-** It was during the first four months. If a person spent Rs 700 in all during the remaining three months of the yea, find what percentage of his annual income of Rs 3500 he saved in the year?

a) 10%

b) 15%

c) 19.11%

d) 25%**Answer- c) 19.11%**

**Q 4- **19 persons went to the hotel for a combined dinner party 13 of them spent Rs 79 each on their dinner and the rest spend Rs 4 more than averag expenditure of all the 19. What was the total money spent by them?

a) 1628.4

b) 1534

c) 1492

d) None of these**Answer- d) None of these**

**Q 5-** A cat takes 5 leaps for every 4 leaps of a dog, but 3 leaps of the dog are equal to 4 leaps of the cat. Whatt is the ratio of the speed of the cat to that of the dog?

a) 13:14

b) 15: 11

c) 17:15

d) 15:16**Answer-d) 15:16**

**Q 6- **The average weight of 5 men icrease by 2 kg when one of the men whose weight is 60 kg is replaced by a new man. The weight of the new man is?

a) 50 kg

b) 65 kg

c) 68 kg

d) 70 kg**Answer- d) 70 kg**

**Q 7- **Gauri went to the stationers and bought things worth Rs 25 out of which 30 paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If the tax rate was 6% then what was teh cost of the items?

a) Rs 15

b) Rs 15.70

c) Rs 19.70

d) rs 20**Answer- a) Rs 15**

**Q 8-** A sum of money to be distributed among P, Q and R in the ratio of 6:19:7. If R gives Rs 200 from his share to Q, the ratio of P, Q and R becomes 3:10:3, what is the total sum?

a) Rs 3200

b) Rs 12800

c) Rs 6400

d) data inadequate**Answer- c) Rs 6400**

**Q 9-** In amixture of 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 2:1. What amount of water mst be added to make the ratio of mil and water 1:2?

a) 42 litres

b) 56 litres

c) 60 litres

d) 77 litres**Answer- c) 60 litres**

Q 10- There were 24 students in a class. One of them who was 18 years old, left the class and his place was filled up by a new comer. If the average of the class was thereby lowered by 1 month, the average age of the new comer is

a) 14 years

b) 15 years

c) 16 years

d) 17 years**Answer- c) 16 years**

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