We do not support landscape mode yet.
Please go back to portrait mode for the best experience
Question of The Day06-10-2019

Recently, which of the following bodies/institutions has released School Education Quality Index to evaluate the performance of States and UTs?


Correct Answer : c ) NITI Aayog

Explanation :

Recently, NITI Aayog released the first edition of the School Education Quality Index (SEQI) that is developed to evaluate the performance of the States and Union Territories in the school education sector. The aim of the index is to bring an outcome focus to education policy. The index provides an opportunity for the States and UTs to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and take required corrective measures. The index is developed in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource and Development, the World Bank, sector experts, etc.

The index consists of 30 critical indicators that assess the overall effectiveness, quality, and efficiency of the school education system in India. The states and Union territories have been categorized into three groups- Large States, Small States and Union Territories. The States and UTs are ranked for overall performance considering reference year as 2016-17 and on the change of performance between the reference year and base year (2015-16).

Among the large states, Kerala has topped the overall performance rankings, while in small states, Manipur took the lead, followed by Tripura. Among the Union Territories, Chandigarh was placed at the top position followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Hence, (C) is the correct answer.

Such type of question is asked in various government exams like UPSC CSE, UPSC CDS, SSC CGL, IBPS PO, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, IBPS SO, etc. Try and attempt free mock tests at PendulumEdu.

Question of The Day05-10-2019

On a certain amount at the rate of 12% per annum for 1 year and 6 months the compound interest is Rs. 468. What will be the principal amount?


Correct Answer : a ) Rs. 2500

Explanation :

Quick Approach


Considering the rate, we should assume the principal to be such that it will get completely divided by rate.


Let us assume the principal amount to be 625


So, from the figure we can say for principal interest to be 625, 1st year CI will be 75 and 2nd year CI will be 84.


CI for 6 months will be 84/2 =42

Thus, total CI will be 75 + 42 = 117

Now, for the principal of 625, CI will be 117

Then, for CI of 468 principal would be = Rs. 2500

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.

Basic Approach



Compound interest (CI) for 1 year is equal to simple interest (SI) for 1 year.

Now, CI for 2nd year will be the sum of CI for 1 year and 12% of CI for 1 year


As, we have to calculate the SI of 1year and 6 months thus, we will take half of the compound interest for 2nd year


According to the question, compound interest for 1 year 6 months is equal to Rs. 438


P = Rs. 2500

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.

Questions on Simple Interest and Compound Interest are asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section of various government exams like SSC CGL, SSC MTS, SSC CPO, SSC CHSL, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS CLERK,  RRB JE, RRB NTPC, RRB GROUP D, etc. Try and attempt free mock tests at PendulumEdu and learn easy and quick methods to solve such questions. One can also clear all exam related doubts through PendulumEdu’s one-to-one session.

Question of The Day04-10-2019

Directions: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/ Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/ Active voice.

He was singing a beautiful song for his mother.


Correct Answer : a ) A beautiful song was being sung by him for his mother.

Explanation :

The given sentence is in the active voice. Let us understand the two voices before we answer the question:

  • Active Voice: the subject performs the action expressed by the verb.
  • Passive Voice: the subject receives the action expressed by the verb.

When converting a sentence from active to passive voice, the following rules are used:

  • The places of subject and object are interchanged.
  • The third form of the verb, i.e. past participle, is always used as main verb in the sentences of passive voice.
  • Auxiliary verbs are used in the passive voice as per the tense of the sentence.
  • The word "by" is usually introduced before the subject.

In the above sentence, the subject is, “he”, the verb is, “was singing” and the object is, “his mother”.

Therefore, the correct sentence would be – “A beautiful song was being sung by him for his mother.”

Hence, (A) is the correct answer.

This question is asked in various competitive exams, including SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, SBI PO, SBI CLERK, etc.. In order to understand how to solve this kind of question, one needs to regularly practice and keep oneself updated. PendulumEdu offers a variety of mock tests for you to up your skills to excel in these exams.