MBA Practice Questions Of The Day – Number Series



Are you preparing to take the MBA entrance like CAT or CMAT soon? Try these sample number series questions to see where to focus your preparation and study efforts.

1) Which term will come next in the series, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36…?

i) 32

ii) 42

iii) 54

iv) 49

v) 52

2) Which term will come next in the series: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32,…?

i) 64

ii) 48

iii) 40

iv) 72

v) None of these.

3) Complete the series: 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, 34, ?

i) 42

ii) 62

iii) 40

iv) 46

v) None of these.

4) Complete the series: 729, 243, 81, 27, ?

i) 27

ii) 18

iii) 1

iv) 3

v) 9

5) Which will come next in the series : 65, 57, 49, 41, ?

i) 31

ii) 33

iii) 48

iv) 42

v) 35



1)  In the series, the numbers are the squares of numbers 1,2, 3,4 etc. Hence, the next number must be the square of 7 i.e. 49. So, the answer is iv)

2) It is seen that the series is 2(1), 2 (2), 2(3), 2(4).. and hence the next term of the series is 2(6) or 64. So the answer is i)

3) Every successive term is got by adding 6 to its previous term. So the next term will be 34+6 = 40. So, the answer is iii)

4) Every successive term is got by dividing the previous term by 3. So the next term is 27/3 = 9. So, the answer is v).

5) Every term is got by subtracting 8 from the previous term. Hence, the next number is 41-8 = 33. So, the answer is ii).

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