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Published on 02 Jul 2020

Here in this article, we will discuss Amazon aptitude questions and answers for freshers and some tips to crack the Amazon aptitude test.

The Amazon aptitude test lasts for 30-40 minutes with 20 questions on aptitude, programming, data structures, operating systems, networking and DBMS.

**1) ** a, b, c and d are four numbers in arithmetic progression. The mean of these four numbers is 20. The common difference between the numbers is 5. Find the product of first and last numbers.

a.13

b.34

c.442

d.124

**Answer:** c. 442

**Explanation:**

Let the four numbers be x, x+y, x+2y and x+3y

The mean of the four numbers = ( x+x+y+x+2y+x+3y) / 4

= (4x+6y) / 4

= 20

By substitution of y as 5, the value of x is 13.

Hence the product of first and last numbers is 13*34,

= 442

**2)**** **A shopkeeper has two items A & B. A was sold at a profit of 25% and B was sold at a loss of 15%. If the cost price of A is 15% more than that of B, what is the overall profit/ loss % to the shopkeeper?

a.20.65

b.19.65

c.18.65

d.20

**Answer:** b. 19.65%

**Explanation:**

Assume the cost price of item A as x and B as 1.15x

Total cost price = 2.15x

Selling price of A = 1.25x

Selling price of B = 1.332x

Total Selling price = 2.5725x

In comparison of the total cost and selling prices, we understand that the shopkeeper had a profit

Profit = (2.5725x – 2.15x) = 0.4225x

Profit% = (profit / cost price)*100

Profit% = (0.4225 / 2.15) * 100 = 19.65%

Hence profit percentage = 19.65%

**3) **A set contains all numbers from 1 to 250. If a number is picked at random, what is the probability that it is a multiple of 3?

a.82/250

b.83/250

c.80/250

d.1/3

**Answer: **a. 83/250

**Explanation: **

The actual number of multiples of 3 within 250 is 83. Since 3*83 = 249

Hence the probability of picking a number being a multiple of 3 is 83/250

**4) **What comes next in the series 8, 15, 12, 19, 16, 23?

a.30

b.20

c.26

d.31

**Answer: **b. 20

**Explanation:**

Firstly the pattern followed in the series is,

To the first number 7 is added and from the second number 3 is subtracted.

Hence the next number in the series is 20.

**5) ** From a point A on the ground, the angle of elevation of a tower is 45˚. A ship moving at 20 m/sec started moving from point A to point B in 45 seconds. The angle of elevation from point B is 60˚. Find the height of the tower.

a.1350 +450√3

b.1350√3 + 450

c.1800

d.None of the above

**Answer : **a. 1350 +450√3

**Explanation:**

Consider the height of the tower to be h meters

From the measure of the figure,

AC = 900 + BC ( distance = speed * time )

When the angle of elevation of the tower = 45˚

(h/900 + BC) = tan 45 ˚

(h/ BC) = tan 60 ˚

Solving for h and BC, we get

h = 1350 + 450√3

**6) **Today is Sunday. I will be attending an interview 4 days after the day before yesterday. On which day will I be attending the interview?

a.Tuesday

b.Wednesday

c.Monday

d.Thursday

**Answer : **a. Tuesday

**Explanation:**

If today is Sunday, then the day before yesterday is Friday.

Hence, four days after Friday will be Tuesday.

**7) **How many pencils are in the box?

A. If I subtract four from the total number of pencils, I get a prime number

B. The total number of pencils is a multiple of 3

a.The question can be answered either of the statements alone

b.The question can be answered by statement A alone but not by statement B alone.

c.The question can be answered by statement B alone but not by statement A alone.

d.The question can be answered only by considering both the statements together.

e.The question cannot be answered even after combining both the statements together.

**Answer: **e. The question cannot be answered even after combining both the statements together

**Explanation:**

Consider statement A,

The total number of pencils in the box can be 6, 7, 9, 11 and so on. Hence the question cannot be answered by using statement A alone.

Consider statement B,

The total number of pencils in the box can be 3, 6, 9 and so on. The question cannot be answered using statement b alone.

Even after combining both the statements, the total number of pencils can be either 9, 15 , 21 and so on. Hence the correct option is e.

**8) **Pointing to a photograph, Kiran said, "He is the only son of my grandfather's sister." How is the man in the photograph related to Kiran?

a.Uncle

b.Aunt

c.Sibling

d.Father

**Answer: **a.Uncle

**Explanation:**

The man in the photograph pointed is Kiran’s uncle.

**9) **There are three boxes in which box 1 contains cheese, box 2 contains butter and box 3 contains cheese & butter. Contents of all the three boxes are incorrectly placed. By opening just one bag, you will be able to guess the contents of the other three bags. How many such possibilities exist?

a.2

b.1

c.More than 2

d.None of the above

**Answer: **a. 2

**Explanation:**

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2 such possibilities exist from the above table.

**10)** bdf, hk, moq,?

a.S U

b.S V

c.S V Y

d.S Y

**Answer: **b. S V

**Explanation:**

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Hence, the next term in the series would be SV.

**11) **The easiest way for prevent stress caused by work or home pressures is to indulge in high levels of physical activity

a.easily way to

b.easier ways for

c.easiest way to

d.easier way from

e.no correction required

**Answer: **c. easiest way to

**12) **For all sadness, poverty and diseases (1) / in this world (2) / everyone of us (3) / possesses unlimited ways of making a positive difference (4) / no errors (5) ?

a.1

b.2

c.3

d.4

e.5

**Answer: **a. 1

**13) **Excess weight is the result of (1) / unhealthy eating habits (2) / which are inherent risk factors (3) / responsible for many diseases. (4) / no error (5)

a.1

b.2

c.3

d.4

e.5

**Answer: **e. No error

**14) **The therapeutic benefits (1) / at helping others (2) / have long been (3) / recognised by people. (4) / no error (5)

a.1

b.2

c.3

d.4

e.5

**Answer: **b. 2

**15) **Living with compassion and contributing to others lives would helping us add happiness to our lives.

a.will helping us

b.will help us

c.would helped them

d.will helped us

e.No correction required

**Answer : **b.will help us

- Practice previous year’s Amazon placement papers and assess them by yourself. Further work on areas that need improvement.
- Time management is very crucial while taking up the aptitude test. Focus on this skill.
- When it comes to answering multiple-choice questions, be cautious, and check your choice of answer twice.
- Avoid solving sequential questions. Try attempting the easy questions first and then move on to the difficult ones.
- The Aptitude test is likely to have negative marking. So, be sure of the questions you attempt.
- Visit Amazon interview questions to learn more about the frequently asked questions in Amazon interview.

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