(Last Updated On: July 8, 2022)

This is the Multiple Choice Questions Part 3 of the Series in Mathematics as one of the reviewer for the Civil Service Exam (CSE) for both Professional and Sub-Professional levels. The Mathematics subtest contains questions on topics ranging from basic operations to business math problems. In Preparation for the Civil Service Exam (CSE) make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources.

**Overview of the Civil Service Exam (CSE)**

CSE is utilized at every level of government—local or national. The objective of the exam is to establish a Register of Eligible (RoE) which will make successful examinees civil service eligible.

**Professional Level**

The professional level of the civil service exam has 170 multiple-choice questions that need to be completed within 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Here are the topics that may be included in the CSE Professional Level:

- Vocabulary
- Grammar and correct word usage
- Organization of ideas
- Analysis/Synthesis
- Reading comprehension
- Word Analogy
- Data interpretation
- Logic and abstract reasoning
- Numerical reasoning
- General information on the Philippine Constitution, code of conduct, peace and human rights issues, and environmental management

**Sub-Professional Level**

The sub-professional level of the civil service exam has 165 multiple-choice items that need to be completed within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Familiarize yourself with the following topics:

- Vocabulary
- Grammar and correct word usage
- Organization of ideas
- Analysis/Synthesis
- Clerical Ability
- Spelling
- Numeral reasoning
- General information on the Philippine Constitution, code of conduct, peace and human rights issues, and environmental management

#### Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part 3 of the Series

⇐ MCQ in Mathematics Part 2 | Civil Service Exam (CSE)

**Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.**

51. Last month a store manager decided to decrease the prices of all items by 10%. This month, he increased the prices by 10%. What would be the price for a pair of pants that cost 750 before prices were decreased last month?

a. 742.50

b. 750.00

c. 675.00

d. 825.00

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

52. When the original price of an item is increased by a certain rate, the increased price is 3,100. When the original price is decreased by the same rate, the decreased price is 1,900. What is the original price of this item?

a. 1,200

b. 200

c. 2,500

d. 2,800

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

53. How much must one have to invest in corporate bonds paying 9.6% in order to earn an income of 12,000 per month?

a. 11,520

b. 23,040

c. 125,000

d. 250,000

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

54. How much must be cut from the edge of a piece of glass with a width of 16 1/8 cm for it to fit into an opening 14 3/4 cm wide?

a. 2 3/8 cm

b. 1 7/8 cm

c. 1 3/8 cm

d. 2 5/8 cm

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

55. A race car traveled for 2.5 hours with an average speed of 132 5/8 km per hour. Find the total distance it covered.

a. 265 5/16 km

b. 331 9/16 km

c. 330 5/16 km

d. 135 1/8 km

Answer: **Option B**

Solution:

56. If the weight of a 241 kg freight car increases 3 1/8 times when fully loaded, what will be its weight with a full load?

a. 750 3/8 kg

b. 824 3/8 kg

c. 720 5/8 kg

d. 753 1/8 kg

Answer: **Option D**

Solution:

57. How many liters will remain in a 1000-liter storage tank if 8.2% of the liquid has evaporated due to excessive heat?

a. 918

b. 991.8

c. 999.18

d. 998

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

58. Dante recently sold some stocks for which he originally bought for 358. If it has increased in value by 116%, how much did he receive for the stock?

a. 678.28

b. 772.00

c. 773.28

d. 778.00

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

59. Mr. Manny Vargas sold a building for 175 million. How much did he receive for a commission of 5.5%?

a. 9.5 M

b. 9.7 M

c. 9.625 M

d. 180 M

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

60. If 560 out of 700 passed the recent Civil Service Exam (CSE), what percent of the examinees passed?

a. 65%

b. 72%

c. 80%

d. 140%

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

61. Mr. Cruz borrows 750,000 from a bank and is charged 9,000 interest. What rate of interest did the bank charge for the loan?

a. 8%

b. 9%

c. 10%

d. 12%

Answer: **Option D**

Solution:

62. A store sells shirts for 1,078 each or 3 for 2,997. How much would one save by buying 3 shirts at a time instead of 3 shirts, one at a time?

a. 237

b. 921

c. 1,237

d. 1,921

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

63. A computer can be rented for 1,745 a week or 347.50 a day. You need it only for 6 days. Which rate (daily or weekly) would it be cheaper to rent and by how much cheaper?

a. weekly; 340

b. daily; 240

c. daily 340

d. weekly 240

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

64. A 1.25 kg box of Brand A detergent sells for 87.50. A 1.5 kg box of Brand B detergent sells for 103.20. What is the difference in the price per kg?

a. 1.20

b. 1.50

c. 1.80

d. 2.00

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

65. A 30 cm long plastic pipe costs 249. At this rate, what is the price of the pipe per meter?

a. 830

b. 840

c. 747

d. 749

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

66. A homeowner can rent a chain saw from a rental agency at 2,700 a day. The brand new of the same saw can be bought for 18,900. For how many days could the homeowner rent the saw before renting would cost more than buying?

a. 5

b. 6

c. 7

d. 8

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

67. Paula uses ten 100-watt bulbs in her house. She uses these bulbs for an average of 5 hours each day. How many KWH do these bulbs use each day?

a. 5

b. 10

c. 50

d. 5,000

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

68. An electric range uses 12,200 watts per hour and is run for an average of 60 hours a year. How many kilowatt-hours is this?

a. 73.2

b. 732

c. 7,320

d. 7.32

Answer: **Option B**

Solution:

69. A video cassette movie, purchased for 440 was marked up 25% on the selling price. Later, as retail prices fell, this movie was marked down 20% on the current sale price. Find its new sale price.

a. 352

b. 440

c. 500

d. 550

Answer: **Option B**

Solution:

70. Company A bought these office supplies last week: 1,320 pens @ 0.125; 1,480 packs of paper clips @ 0.625; 1,240 boxes of tape @ 0.875; 1,720 boxes of cards @ 0.80. A 5% sales tax is added. What was the company’s total bill?

a. 173.25

b. 3,551

c. 971.25

d. 3,728.55

Answer: **Option D**

Solution:

71. The question “How many flowers are needed to border a rectangular garden?” involves:

a. weight

b. perimeter

c. volume

d. area

Answer: **Option B**

Solution:

72. How many meters of fencing are needed to enclose an 84-meter by 48-meter rectangular garden?

a. 132 m

b. 244 m

c. 264 m

d. 4,032 m^{2}

Answer: **Option C**

Solution:

73. How many 1-cm square stickers are needed to cover a photo box with 4 cm long, 3 cm wide, and 5 cm high?

a. 47

b. 60

c. 88

d. 94

Answer: **Option D**

Solution:

74. One side of a triangle is 3 cm longer than the shortest side and the other side is 4 cm longer than the shortest side. How long is the shortest side if the perimeter is 67 cm?

a. 20 cm

b. 23 cm

c. 24 cm

d. 27 cm

Answer: **Option A**

Solution:

75. The length of a rectangle is 2 cm less than twice its width. What is its width in cm if the perimeter is 50 cm?

a. 8

b. 9

c. 16

d. 25

Answer: **Option B**

Solution:

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