Problems Based on Ages – Verbal Reasoning Questions and Answers

Here are different types of questions and answers based on Problems Based on Ages  that are asked various competitive exams.

Time passed since birth is known as ‘Age’ Hence, age clarifies the exact date or year of birth. To solve this type of questions, we are given same concepts regarding their ages and ages could be ask in the form of ‘some years after’ and ‘some years before’.


Q1. Nikhil is 8 year younger than his brother Rohan. How old will Rohan be when he is twice as old as Nikhil?
A. 4
B. 6
C. 8
D. 16

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Answer: D – Let age of Nikhil = x yr. Then, age of Rohan = (x+8) yr. According to the question, x+8 = 2x

Q2. Rahim and his uncle differ in their ages by 30 year. After 7 yr, if the sum of their ages is 66, what will be the age of the uncle?
A. 51 yr
B. 49 yr
C. 39 yr
d. 41 yr

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Answer: D – Let age of Rahim = x yr and age of Rahim uncle = y year, according to the question, y-x=30 Now, after 7 year (x+7) + (y+7) = 66
=> x+y+14=66
=>x+y=52
On adding Eqs. (i) and (ii), we get 2y = 82 => y=41 year, So, the age of Rahim’s uncle = 41 yr.

Q3. Five yr ago, the average age of P and Q was 15 yr, Now, average age of P, Q ad R is 20 yr. What would be the age of R after 10 yr?
A. 35 yr
B. 40 yr
C. 30 yr
D. 50 yr

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Answer: 5 – Age of R after 10 yr from now = 20+10 = 30 yr

Q4. A person’s present age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 yr, he well be one-half of the age of his mother. How old is the mother at present?
A. 32 yr
B. 36 yr
C. 40 yr
D. 48 yr

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Answer: C – Present age of person’s mother = 40 year

Q5. Devendra is older by 4 yr to Rajendra. After 16 yr, Devendra will be thrice his present age and Rajendra will be five times, of his present age. How old would Rajendra be after 16 yr?
A. 30 yr
B. 25 yr
C. 24 yr
D. 20 yr

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Answer: D – Rajendra’s age after 16 r = x+16 = 4+16 = 20 year.