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Data Interpretation Practice Questions

The following is the Data Interpretation Practice Questions section. We advise you to go through the Data Interpretation Practice Questions once after you are done with the section on data interpretation. Let us see more.

Data Interpretation Practice Questions

This section comprises of questions in which certain data regarding common disciplines as production over a period of few years, a factory, student report cards, students applying for and qualifying a certain field of study etc are given in the form of a table. The candidate is required to understand the given information and thereafter answer the given questions on the basis of comparative analysis of the data.

Data Interpretation Practice Questions

Thus, the data collected by the investigator is arranged in a systematic form in a table called the tabular form. In order to avoid some heads, again and again, tables are made consisting of horizontal lines called rows and vertical lines called columns with distinctive heads, known as captions. Let us see some questions of the tabular form below.

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Part I

Directions (Qs. 1-5) study the following table and answer the questions given below it.

Production of sugar by six major production units of India in Million Tonnes:

Production Units
Month A B C D E F
April 310 180 169 137 140 120
May 318 179 177 162 140 122
June 320 160 188 173 135 130
July 326 167 187 180 146 130
August 327 150 185 178 145 128

1. In which month unit B has a contribution of approximately 15% in the total sugar production?

a) August         b) June           c) July               d) April

2. Which of the following units shows continuous increase in production of sugar over months?

a) A           b) B          c) C            d) D

3. In the case of Unit E, in which of the following pairs of months the production of sugar was equal?

a) April & June          b) June & July          c) July & August              d) April & May

4. In the month of June, how many units have a share of more than 25% of the total production of sugar?

a) one          b) Three              c) Two                d) Four

5. What was approximate percentage decrease in sugar production of unit B in June as compared to April?

a) 8 %          b) 10 %             c) 15 %             d) 18 %

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (c), Q2: (a), Q3: (d), Q4: (a), Q5: (b)

Part II

Directions (Questions 1 to 6): Study the following table and answer the questions based on it.

The number of candidates appeared qualified and selected in a competitive examination from five states Delhi, H. P., U. P., Punjab and Haryana over the years 1994 to 1998.

Delhi H. P. U. P. Punjab Haryana
Year App. Qual. Sel. App. Qual. Sel. App. Qual. Sel. App. Qual. Sel. App. Qual. Sel.
1997 8000 850 94 7800 810 82 7500 720 78 8200 680 85 6400 700 75
1998 4800 500 48 7500 800 65 5600 620 85 6800 600 70 7100 650 75
1999 7500 640 82 7400 560 70 4800 400 48 6500 525 65 5200 350 55
2000 9500 850 90 8800 920 86 7000 650 70 7800 720 84 6400 540 60
2001 9000 800 70 7200 850 75 8500 950 80 5700 485 60 4500 600 75

Q1: In the year 1997, which state had the lowest percentage of candidates selected over the candidates appeared?

A) Delhi      B) H. P.            C) U. P.                  D) Punjab                 E) Haryana

Q2: The percentage of candidates qualified from Punjab over those appeared from Punjab is highest in the year:

A) 1997             B) 1998            C) 1999          D) 2000             E) 2001

Q3: The percentage of candidates selected from U. P. over those qualified from U. P. is highest in the year:

A) 1997             B) 1998             C) 1999             D) 2000             E) 2001

Q4: The number of candidates selected from Haryana during the period under review is approximately what percent of the number selected from Delhi during this period?

A) 79.5%              B) 81%              C) 84.5%             D) 88.5%            E) 92.5%

Q5: For which state the average number of candidates selected over the years is the maximum?

A) Delhi              B) H. P.             C) U. P.                D) Punjab                 E) Haryana

Q6: What is the approximate percentage of the total number of candidates selected to the total number of candidates qualified for all the five states together during the year 1999?

A) 10%             B) 11%            C) 12%                   D) 12%           E) 14%

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (D), Q2: (D), Q3: (B), Q4: (D), Q5: (A), Q6: (D)

Part III

Directions (Questions 1 – 4): The following table gives the percentage distribution of the population of five states, P, Q, R, S and T on the basis of the poverty line and also on the basis of sex. Study the table and answer the questions based on it.       [Bank PO 2000]

State Percentage of Population below Poverty Line Proportion of Males and Females
Below Poverty Line Above Poverty Line
M : F M : F
P 35 5 : 6 6 : 7
Q 25 8 : 5 4 : 5
R 24 1 : 2 2 : 3
S 19 3 : 2 4 : 3
T 15 5 : 3 3 : 2

Q1: What will be the number of females above the poverty line in the State S if it is known that the population of State S is 7 million?

A) 3 million          B) 2.43 million             C) 1.33 million                D) 5.7 million              E) 1.61 million

Q2: If the male population above the poverty line for State R is 1.9 million, then the total population of State R is:

A) 4.5 million           B) 4.85 million              C) 5.35 million            D) 6.25 million               E) 7.6 million

Q3: What will be the male population above the poverty line for State P if the female population below the poverty line for State P is 2.1 million?

A) 2.1 million             B) 2.3 million            C) 2.7 million               D) 3.3 million             E) 3.4 million

Q4: If the population of males below the poverty line for State Q is 2.4 million and that for State T is 6 million, then the total populations of states Q and T are in the ratio:

A) 1 : 3                B) 2 : 5              C) 3 : 7                  D) 4 : 9            E) 5 : 12

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (B), Q2: (D), Q3: (D), Q4: (B).

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