Data Interpretation for IBPS Clerks
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I. Study the following table, showing monthly sales of cars of five types by five automobile shops to answer the questions that follow.
Type | Automobile Shops | ||||
P | Q | R | S | T | |
A | 1250 | 3500 | 1360 | 2240 | 210 |
B | 2100 | 3080 | 3700 | 4200 | 920 |
C | 3460 | 4400 | 4860 | 4860 | 4760 |
D | 900 | 680 | 700 | 1120 | 600 |
E | 300 | 440 | 1200 | 1250 | 280 |
1.1) Which shop has the lowest sales of both type B and type E as compared to other shops?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) T
The shop T has the lowest sales of both B-type (920) and E-type (280) cars.
1.2) Which shop has a share of 15% sales of the total type D sold by all the shops?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) T
15% of 4000 = 600
(do mental calculations to get quick answers. for example, 10% of 4000 is 400 and
5% of 4000 is 200 and then total 600 and then check for 600 in the table)
1.3) Which shop has the highest sale of cars of all the types ?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) S
1.4) Which shop sells cars of type B seven times to that of type E sold by it?
(a) Only P
(b) Only Q
(c) Both P and Q
(d) Only T
1.5) Among all the shops, the lowest sale of type A is the highest sale of which of the following types?
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
For type, A cars the lowest sale is shown by the hop T which has the maximum sale (4760)
of type C cars.
2. Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below it.
2.1) By what approximate percentage the export of coffee increased from 1996-97 to 1997-98?
(a) 205
(b) 185
(c) 195
(d) 190
[(525 – 180)/180 ] * 100
= 190%.
2.2) What is the ratio of the export of coffee in 1994-95 to that in 1996-97?
(a) 69: 85
(b) 23: 30
(c) 85: 69
(d) 30: 23
= 138: 180
=69:90
= 23:30
2.3) What was the percentage increase in the export of Tea in 1997-98 from that in 1993-94?
(a) 40
(b) 90
(c) 35
(d) 20
Percentage increase from previous year to this year = [(Initial – Final)/Initial]*100 = 40%
2.4) By what percent did the export of tea fall in 1994-95 from that in the previous duration?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 3
Fall in export of Tea in 94-95 = [(150 – 147)/150] * 100 = 2%
2.5) What was the ratio between export of coffee to tea in 1997 -98?
(a) 5:14
(b) 2:5
(c) 5:2
(d) 14:5
Ratio of Coffee to tea in 92-98 = 525 : 210
= 5: 2