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In an examination, questions were asked in five sections. Out of the total students, 5% candidates cleared the cut-off in all the sections and 5% cleared none. Of the rest, 25% cleared only one section and 20% cleared four sections. If 24.5% of the entire candidates cleared two sections and 300 candidates cleared three sections. Find out how many candidates appeared at the examination?

A. 1000

B. 1200

C. 1500

D. 2000

E. 1800

Answer: Option B

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Passed in none = 5%
Passed in all = 5%
Passed in four = 20% of 90% = 18%
Passed in one = 25% of 90% = 22.5%
Passed in two = 24.5%
Passed in three = (100 - 5 - 5 - 22.5 - 24.5 - 18) = 25%
But given 300 students passed in three
Hence, 25% = 300
So, 100% = 1200
1200 students must have appeared

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Comments ( 5 )

  1. Pavan Kumar
    Pavan Kumar :
    2 years ago

    22.5 what it means?

  2. Irfat Jahan
    Irfat Jahan :
    4 years ago

    how u get 22.5?

  3. Divakar Shahi
    Divakar Shahi :
    4 years ago

    sir you have not mentioned about passed in one and how you got 22.5

  4. Veera Swamy
    Veera Swamy :
    5 years ago

    Ooppps sorry.... Its correct

  5. Veera Swamy
    Veera Swamy :
    5 years ago

    Sir. It will be 2000 students. You have not considered two section student

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