**Directions (Q.1–5) Study the table and answer the given questions.**

**Data related to candidates appeared and qualified from a state in a competitive exam during 5 years**

**Years No. of appeared candidates % of appeared candidates who qualified Respective ratio of number of qualified male & female candidates**

Years | No. of appeared candidates | % of appeared candidates who qualified | Respective ratio of number of qualified male & female candidates |

2011 | 700 | –– | 3 : 2 |

2012 | –– | –– | 5 : 3 |

2013 | 480 | 60% | –– |

2014 | –– | 42% | 9 : 5 |

2015 | 900 | 64% | –– |

**Q1. In 2015, if the number of female qualified candidates was 176, what was the respective ratio of number of male qualified candidates and number of female qualified candidates in 2015 ?**

(a) 25 : 16

(b) 5 : 4

(c) 25 : 11

(d) 21 : 16

(e) None of these

**Q2. The number of appeared candidates increased by 40% from 2011 to 2016. If 25% of the appeared candidates qualified in 2016, what was the number of qualified candidates in 2016?**

(a) 240

(b) 225

(c) 255

(d) 245

(e) None of these

**Q3. In 2012, the respective ratio of number of appeared candidates to the qualified candidates was 5:4. Number of female qualified candidates constitutes what per cent of number of appeared candidates in the same year?**

(a) 20

(b) 25

(c) 30

(d) 15

(e) 40

**Q4. In 2014, if the difference between number of male qualified candidates and female qualified candidates was 72, what was the number of appeared candidates in 2014?**

(a) 800

(b) 900

(c) 850

(d) 600

(e) None of these

**Q5. If the average number of qualified candidates in 2011 and 2013 was 249, what percent of appeared candidates qualified in the competitive exam in 2011?**

(a) 40

(b) 30

(c) 20

(d) 35

(e) 25

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