CBSE Class 9 PSA Quantitative Passage Based MCQ (1)

CBSE Class 9 PSA Quantitative Passage Based MCQ (1). Based on CBSE and NCERT guidelines. The students should practice these Sample Papers to gain perfection which will help him to get more marks in CBSE examination.  Based on the same pattern as released by CBSE every year. CBSE releases sample papers every year. These papers are released prior to the CBSE examinations so that students can do practice.


Passage Based MCQ

Passage No. 1

Rachna has in her kitchen 17 spoons, 3 serving spoons, 22 quarter plates, 25 full plates, 11 forks, 2 lighters and 42 boxes. Some of these boxes contain spices, 7 of the boxes contain pulses and 4 boxes contain rice. Two boxes have ghee and three boxes have oil in them. In this way Rachna’s kitchen is full of variety of things.

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the questions given below :

1. How many utensils are there in Rachna’s kitchen?

(i) 78 (ii) 87 (iii) 68 (iv) 86

2. What percentage of boxes of pulses are there in the kitchen?

(i) 17/3 (ii) 7 (iii) 11 (iv) 50/3

3. What is the ratio of rice boxes to the remaining boxes in the kitchen?

(i) 3:19 (ii) 2:21 (iii) 5:21 (iv) 2:19

4. How many more boxes of pulses are there other than rice boxes in the kitchen?

(i) 7 (ii) 3 (iii) 4 (iv) 11


Passage No. 2

A survey was conducted among 1200 people of Delhi speaking different languages, which isshown in the given figure. Calculate the following as per given figure.



1. Number of Hindi speaking people are :

(i) 150 (ii) 45 (iii) 500 (iv) 60

2. How many people speak Punjabi?

(i) 150 (ii) 45 (iii) 90 (iv) 300

3. How many people speak Hindi and Tamil both together?

(i) 180 (ii) 600 (iii) 280 (iv) 380

4. How many more people speak English than Malyalam?

(i) 25 (ii) 50 (iii) 76  (iv) 67 


Passage No. 3

The phenomenon of change of a liquid into its vapour at any temperature below its boiling point is called evaporation. Wet clothes dry up in air due to the evaporation of water. Rate of evaporation increases with increase in temperature. The particles in a liquid have different kinetic energies. Some particles have lower kinetic energies and other have higher kinetic energies. The particles having higher kinetic energies at the surface of the liquid overcome the forces of attraction of other particles, leave the surface and get converted into vapour.

Evaporation is continuous process and particles keep on escaping the surface of the liquid.

1. At what temperature evaporation takes place?

(i) At boiling point

(ii) Above boiling point

(iii) At room temperature

(iv) Below boiling point

2. How do wet clothes dry-up?

(i) Due to condensation

(ii) Due to evaporation

(iii) Due to surface tension

(iv) Due to temperature

3. What is the effect of temperature on evaporation?
(i) Increases with temperature
(ii) Decreases with temperature
(iii) No effect of temperature
(iv) None of these
4. What type of energy do the particles have in a liquid?
(i) Electrical energy
(ii) Potential energy
(iii) Kinetic energy
(iv) Radiation energy
Passage No. 4

The measures adopted in health arena have increased the life expectancy to over 64 years in 2000. Infant mortality rate (IMR) has come down from 147 in 1951 to 75 in 2000. Crude birth rates have dropped to 26.1 and death rate to 8.7 within the same duration of time. Increase in life expectancy and improvement in childcare are useful in assessing the future progress of the country.

1. How much did the life expectancy increase in the year 2000?
(i) 47
(ii) 75
(iii) 26
(iv) 64
2. What percentage of the infant mortality rate fell during 1951 to 2000?
(i) 48.9 %
(ii) 50 %
(iii) 51 % 
(iv) 51.9 %
3. How much has been the growth rate between 1951 to 2000?
(i) 8.7
(ii) 17.4
(iii) 26.1
(iv) 64
4. How much did the death rate reach in 2000?
(i) 7.5
(ii) 8.7
(iii) 6.4
(iv) 6.2
Passage No. 5

The expenditure on education in 1951- 52 increases from 0.64% to 3.98% in 2002-03 (Budgetary estimate). The literacy rate have increased from 18% in 1951 to 65% in 2001. Literacy is not only a right, it is also needed if the citizen are to perform their duties and enjoy their right properly. However, a vast difference is noticed across different sections of population. Literacy among males is nearly 50% higher than females and it is about 50% higher in urban areas as compared to the rural areas.
Literacy rates vary from 96% in some district of Kerala to below 30% in some parts of Madhya Pradesh.
1. How much is the education budget after increasing in 2003?
(i) 18%
(ii) 64%
(iii) 96%
(iv) 3.98%
2. Find the increase in the education budget from 1951 to 2003.
(i) 47%
(ii) 96%
(iii) 3.34%
(iv) 50%
3. How much has the literacy rate increased from 1951 to 2001?
(i) 25%
(ii) 42%
(iii) 47%
(iv) 60%
4. In how many districts of Karela the percentage of literacy rate is more as compare to Madya Pradesh?
(i) 30
(ii) 66
(iii) 65
(iv) 90
Passage No. 6

The government of a state is in the process of deciding how to spend its limited income. It has 7 crore left in its budget and eight programs to choose among. There is no provision in the constitution to have a surplus, and each program has requested the minimum amount they need; in other words, no program may be partially funded. The programs and their funding requests are:
*Disaster management: 2.5 crore
* Road Construction: 1 crore
* School Building: 0.5 crore
* Govt. Office building: 1.5 crore
* Agricultural subsidy program: 2 crore
* LPG Subsidy: 0.5 crore
* Housing loan program: 3 crore
* Drainage : 4 crore
1. MLA’s from urban areas are very concerned about assuring that there will be funding for a new drainage. MLA’s from rural areas refuse to fund anything until money for agricultural subsidies is appropriated. If the legislature funds these two programs, on which of the following could they spend the rest of the money?
(i) The school building and LPG subsidy.
(ii) Disaster management
(iii) Road construction and LPG subsidy
(iv) Housing loan program
2. If the legislature decides to fund the agricultural subsidy program, LPG subsidy, and the Housing loan program, what two other programs could they fund?
(i) Road construction & drainage
(ii) Road construction and school building
(iii) Disaster management & School building
(iv) Disaster management & Drainage
3. If the legislature decides to fund the agricultural subsidy program, LPG subsidy, and the Housing loan program, the only other single program that can be funded for
(i) Disaster management
(ii) Road construction
(iii) school building
(iv) Govt. office building
4. If the Govt. decides to fund the Disaster management and drainage which of the following program can be funded?
(i) LPG subsidy
(ii) Road construction
(iii) Govt. office building
(iv) Housing loan
Passage No. 7

Cell body is the main art of a nerve cell. A large nucleus is present in the middle of the cell body. It also contains cytoplasm. Dendron are hair-like parts arises from the cell body. Various branches come out of the Dendron and these are called dendrites. Each neuron has a long, thick and cylindrical part, which is called axon. The nerve endings attached to the lateral braches of the axon, known as synapse. Dendrites receive impulses and axon takes away from the cell body.
1. What is the main part of nerve cell?
(i) Nucleus
(ii) Cell body
(iii) Cytoplasm
(iv) Dendrites
2. Name the hair-like part arising from the cell body.
(i) Dendron
(ii) Axon
(iii) Synapse
(iv) None of these
3. What is the shape of axon?
(i) Rectangular
(ii) Cylindrical
(iii) Circular
(iv) Spherical
4. What is attached to the lateral branch of axon?
(i) Nucleus
(ii) Axon
(iii) Synapse
(iv) Dendrites
Passage No. 8
In the word ZEBRA – Z stands for 26, E for 5, B for 5, R for 18 and A for 1. Find out the numbers which stand for the following alphabets:
1. H :
(i) 6
(ii) 8
(iii) 4
(iv) 10
2. K :
(i) 9
(ii) 10
(iii) 11
(iv) 12
3. W :
(i) 26
(ii) 24
(iii) 21
(iv) 23
4. T :
(i) 19
(ii) 20
(iii) 21
(iv) 22
Answer Key Quantitative Passage Based MCQ’s

Passage No. 1
1. (i)
2. (iv)
3. (iv)
4. (ii)
Passage No. 2
1. (iii)
2. (i)
3. (ii)
4. (ii)
Passage No. 3
1. (iv)
2. (ii)
3. (i)
4. (iii)
Passage No. 4
1. (iv)
2. (i)
3. (ii)
4. (ii)
Passage No. 5
1. (iv)
2. (iii)
3. (iii)
4. (ii)
Passage No. 6
1. (ii)
2. (i)
3. (ii)
4. (iv)
Passage No. 7
1. (ii)
2. (i)
3. (ii)
4. (ii)
Passage No. 8
1. (ii)
2. (iii)
3. (iv)
4. (ii)



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