Aptitude Test Sample Questions & Answers for Engineering Students

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Posted by FirstNaukri Jul 27, 2019

If you are looking for an engineering job, the chances are high that you will have to take an aptitude test as a part of your selection process. Aptitude tests are one of the most important sections in several competitive exams, entrance exams, and campus placements for engineering students. Many recruiters include aptitude tests as an important stage of the selection process apart from a personal interview. When it comes to hiring fresh engineering graduates, an aptitude test helps a hiring manager gauge candidates on their reasoning ability skills. Hence, it is vital to understand what are the different types of questions that can be asked in an aptitude test.

As you know that an aptitude test is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and competency, it mainly consists of multiple-choice questions and answers. To be more precise, a comprehensive assessment test covers questions on different topics such as subject-related, data interpretation, logical reasoning, verbal reasoning, etc.

So, to prepare well, it is important to practice different types of questions to crack the test in one go. If you are wondering what to expect in an aptitude test for engineering students, we have curated some samples of questions and answers for engineering students that will increase your understanding of the overall test pattern and stay confident.

Multiple choice aptitude questions and answers:

Q) By working 5 hours/day, 4 waiters can serve 250 dishes in 8 days. 2 waiters would require how many hours/day to serve 500 dishes in 20 days?

a) 8 hrs/day
b) 6 hrs/day
c) 7 hrs/day
d) 9 hrs/day

Answer: option (a)

Q) Find a two-digit number whose product of the digits is 8 and when 18 is added to this number, the digits are reversed.

      1. a) 81
      1. b) 42
      1. c) 24
      1. d) 18

Answer: option (a)
Explanation: As per statement,x +8

+ 18 = 10 x8+


10x2 + 8 + 18x = 80 + x2

x2 + 2x – 8 = 0

(x + 4)(x – 2) = 0, x = 2

Q) What is the probability that a chosen number is a perfect cube if it is chosen at random from the set {1, 2, 3…, 100}?

    1. a) 1/25
      b) 1/2
      c) 4/13
      d) 1/10

      Answer: option (a)

      Explanation: From 1 to 100, perfect cubes are 1, 8, 27 and 64. Therefore, the probability of picking a perfect cube is 4/100 = 1/25

      Q) If 6 persons sit around a table, the probability that some specified 3 of them are always together is:
      a) 1/20
      b) 3/10
      c) 1/5
      d) 4/5

      Answer: option (b)

      Explanation: There are 6 persons sitting around a circle. Therefore the probability of 3 of them are always grouped together is 3! 3! ways.  Therefore, P = 3!3!/5 = 3/10

      Q) Arun, Kartik and Mira can do a work in 90, 30 and 45 days respectively. If they work together, in how many days will they complete work?
      a) 15
      b) 10
      c) 20
      d) 25

      Answer: option (a)

      Explanation: Arun’s one day’s work = 

      Kartik’s one day’s work = 1

      Mira’s one day’s work = 1

      Arun, Kartik, and Mira together can do the work =  +  1  + 1 1+3+2= 1
      90   30    45       90      15

      So, They will complete the work in 15 days.

      Q) What percent is 2 minutes 24 seconds of an hour?
      a) 8%
      b) 4%
      c) 2%
      d) 6%

      Answer: (b)

      Explanation: 2mt 24s =144s, 144*100/60*60=4%


      Part A:

      In these questions, a pair of words is given followed by 4 pairs of words as alternatives. Pick the pair in which the words present the same relationship to each other as the words of the given pair:

      Q) Embarrass: Humiliate
      a) Embezzle: Peculate
      b) Annoy: Exasperate
      c) Gamble: Investment
      d) Enquire: Ask

      Answer: (b)

      Explanation: These are synonyms.

      Q) Farce: Absurdity
      a) Disease: Medicine
      b)Charity: Generosity
      c) Tragedy: Comedy
      d) Energy: Electricity

      Answer: (b)

      Explanation: These are synonyms.

      Part B:

      In below mentioned questions, there is a relationship between given words on one side of: : and another word on another side of: : . Find another word that has the same relation with the words in the given pair bear.

      Q) Scribble: Write: : Stammer : ?
      a) Walk
      b) Play
      c) Speak
      d) Dance

      Answer: (c )  First word is an improper form of the second.

      Q) Snake: Fang : : Bee: ?
      a) Honey
      b) Humming
      c) Wax
      d) Sting

      Answer: (d) Second word is the bite of the first.

      Part C:

      Choose the correct word from given four alternatives that fits well in the blank and shows the same relationship as shown by the first two words:

      Q) Candid is to indirect as honest is to _________
      a) Frank
      b) wicked
      c) truthful
      d) untruthful

      Answer: (d)

      Explanation: Candid and indirect are opposing traits. Therefore, honest and untruthful is the right option that also shows the opposing traits.

      Q) Insomnia is to Lead as Minamata is to ________
      a) Tobacco
      c) Alcohol
      d) Chromium

      Answer: (b)

      Explanation: Poisoning by the second causes the first.

      Practice as many sample papers to learn techniques to solve these multiple choice questions quickly.  Wait for more questions to be added in this series.

      Improve your chances of being selected by recruiters by preparing such questions for an aptitude test. All the best!

      All the best!


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