Career Insider Numerical Aptitude Test 0009

Question 1

In a busy period, you are required to use the support of an external agency for 7 working days. Agency 2, who you have never used before, have a 25% new client discount on the day rate of all drivers for the first 5 days. Your manager instructs you to use 8 drivers from agency 1 and 5 from agency 2.


 

How much does this cost your department?

  1. 14,850
  2. 14,402
  3. 15,005
  4. 13,950
  5. 14,035

 

Question 2

The target for website views in the first quarter was 1800 for site B and 1500 for site C. 

Which site performed better against their target, and by how much did it exceed or fall short of the target?

  1. B – exceed the target by 57
  2. B – fell short by 21
  3. B – exceeded the target by 21
  4. C – exceeded the target by 57
  5. C – feel short of the target by 21


 

Question 3

This table details the average time taken to complete the welding process for different vehicles. Your supervisor is introducing a new welding technique which will take 18% less time.

How long will the welding process for manufacturing a car take in the future? 


  1. 3 hours 6 minutes
  2. 2 hours 44 minutes
  3. 2 hours 23 minutes
  4. 2 hours 56 minutes
  5. 2 hours 37 minutes

 

Question 4

You are analysing the average sales of one of the key product lines over a three year period. Comparing year one and year three, what is the difference in units sold for the quarter that saw the largest increase?

 

  1. 238
  2. 365
  3. 188
  4. 242
  5. 396

 

Question 5

You are analysing the effectiveness of promotional sales over a three year period. Between Q1 and Q2, what was the largest decrease in any single year?

 

  1. 95,000
  2. 168,000
  3. 74,000
  4. 268,000
  5. 265,000

 

Question 6

You are analysing the impact of your social media campaign.

What is the ratio of people who started following you on Twitter in the first quarter (January to March) to people who started following you in the second quarter (April to June)?

 

  1. 1:1.78
  2. 23:1
  3. 1:1.65
  4. 1:1.88
  5. 56:1

Question 7

You are analysing the value bonuses paid to senior executive over a three years period. What is the total amount of bonus paid in Q2 over the three year period?

 

  1. 2,435,000
  2. 1,890,000
  3. 3,640,000
  4. 2,525,000
  5. 2,453,000

 

Question 8

You are completing a mid-project review on a project devising flood defence strategies, Julia usually works for 40 hours per week.

What is the average percentage of her week that she spent working on this project?

 

 

  1. 00%
  2. 44%
  3. 22%
  4. 66%
  5. 88%

 

Question 9

You are planning to rent retail premises, which need to be at least 5,000 square metres.

What is the price difference in British Pounds (£) between renting the most expensive suitable premises for one year and renting the least expensive suitable premises for one year? *1 Euro (€) = 0.82 GBP (£)

 

 

  1. 800
  2. 7,500  
  3. 2,000  
  4. 5,400  
  5. 1,050

 

Question 10

You are reviewing the budget spend of a recently completed textiles design project. What is the difference between your predicted speed ono resources (contractors and raw materials) and your actual costs?

  1. 32
  2. 742
  3. 150
  4. 93  
  5. 07

 

Question 11

You are reviewing the market value of other advertising companies in order to predict future trends in the markets.

If Company 1’s market value dropped by 6.5% and company 2’s share price increased by 2.8%, what would be the different in market value?

 

  1. £ 195145.90
  2. £ 19381.80
  3. £ 18987.94
  4. £ 409673.40
  5. £ 40207.36

 

Question 12

You are reviewing the market value of other advertising companies in order to predict future trends in the markets. 


If the number of outstanding shares in Company 1 dropped by 2.6% and Company 2’s share price increased by 3.7%, what would be the difference in £s is the new market value between Company 1 and Company 2?

 

  1. £ 1,347,208
  2. £ 53,340
  3. £ 189,877
  4. £ 1,510,678
  5. £ 40,207

Test Solutions

Question 1

Suggested solution: E

Question 2

Suggested solution: D

Question 3

Suggested solution: B

Question 4

Suggested solution: D

Question 5

Suggested solution: D

Question 6

Suggested solution: C

Question 7

Suggested solution: E

Question 8

Suggested solution: E

Question 9

Suggested solution: E

Question 10

Suggested solution: D

Question 11

Suggested solution: B

Question 12

Suggested solution: B