Data Interpretation Questions cover the maximum part of the Quantitative Aptitude section in all major competitive exams conducted in the country.
Close to 10-15 questions based on data interpretation are asked in Government exams like SSC, Bank, RRB, Insurance exams, etc. This is one topic where questions from different concepts are included.
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In this article, we bring to you sample data interpretation questions for candidates to solve and apprehend the type of questions which may be asked.
Data Interpretation problems may be asked in different patterns. These include:
- Line Graph
- Pie Chart
- Tabular Format
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Data Interpretation Questions
Given below are sample Data Interpretation problems for candidates to prepare themselves and might help the candidates to get confident in the Data Interpretation section and score well in the exam.
Directions (Q1 – Q5): Study the information given below and answer the following questions:
Mr X has built a mansion with 10 rooms. He was confused about the colours he should use while painting each room. He had the following choice of colours: blue, hazy grey, jumping yellow, teal, violet latte, Terry Cherry and happy pink. It was also known that he could paint more than 1 room with a single colour. Finally, he set up an algorithm to decide the colours that he would be using.
- If he painted any room teal, then he did not paint any other room happy pink.
- If he painted any room blue, then he did not paint any other room jumping yellow.
- If he painted any room blue, then he painted at least one room happy pink.
- If he painted any room jumping yellow, then he painted at least one room violet latte.
- If he painted any room violet latte, then he painted at least one room happy pink.
- If he painted any room happy pink, then he painted at least rooms happy pink.
Q 1. Which one of the following could be a complete list of the number of rooms and colours that Mr X used to paint some of the rooms of his house?
- one blue, one Terry cherry, one violet latte, two happy pink
- one blue, one teal, one Terry cherry, three happy pink
- two blue, one teal, three Terry Cherry
- one jacket, one Terry cherry, two violet latte and one happy pink
Q 2. If Mr. X did not paint any room happy pink, what was the maximum number of the different types of colours that he could paint ?
Q 3. Which one of the following statements must be false?
- Mr. X painted exactly four rooms with colours, one of which was a hat.
- Mr. X painted exactly three rooms with colours, one of which was a happy pink.
- Mr. X painted exactly four rooms with colours, one of which was a blue.
- None of these
Q 4. If Mr. X painted as many different types of colours as possible, then it must be true that he did not paint one of the following types of colours.
- hazy grey
- jumping yellow
Q 5. If Mr. X painted at least one room, find out which one of the following are the minimum and the maximum numbers of the types of colours that he could paint ?
- 1, 4
- 1, 5
- 1, 6
- 2, 5
Another type of data interpretation pattern may include one or more pie charts. Candidates refer to the video given below and then answer the pie-chart based DI given below:
Directions (Q6 – Q8): The two pie charts below show the percentage market share on value basis of the companies A to D and others in a sectorial market for 1999 and 2000
FIGURE 1: YEAR 1999
FIGURE 2 : YEAR 2000
Market size 1999= 150 crore Market size 2000= 375 crore
Q 6. Which company had the minimum growth in sales in these two years?
Q 7. If each company increases its sales value by 10%, then what is the percentage growth of the detergent market?
Q 8. If the total sales of the market is doubled for 1999 and 2000, what would be the ratio of sales of D for 2000 to 1999?
Directions (Q9 – Q13): Study the information given below and answer the following questions:
The given figure shows the production and consumption of Ragi in India over a period of 5 years.
Q 9. If surplus ragi available each year was exported, what % of the ragi produced between the years ’97-98 and ’00-01 was exported?
- none of these
Q 10. Between the years ’96-97 and ‘00-01,the following can be said about the cumulative production and consumption of ragi
- Cumulative production of ragi exceeded that of consumption by 18 lac tones
- Cumulative consumption of ragi was 89% of the cumulative consumption of ragi during this period.
- Cumulative production of ragi exceeded cumulative consumption of ragi by 4.7% during this period.
- Consumption of ragi never exceeded the production of ragi during this period.
Q 11. Which of the following statements are true?
I) The YOY rate of growth of production of ragi has been greater than the YOY rate of growth of consumption of ragi during the period 97-98 to 00-01
II) The CAGR rate of growth of production of ragi has been greater than the CAGR rate of growth of consumption of ragi during the period 97-98 to 00-01
III) The amount of ragi exported in a given year was greater than the previous year during all the years in the period 97-98 to 00-01
- I only
- I and II only
- III only
- II only
Q 12. What was the % rate of growth in production of ragi between the period 99-00 and 00-01?
Q 13. Which of the following years witnessed a two digit rate of growth of ragi?
- I only
- I and II
- I and III
- None of these
One of the most commonly asked patterns in the Data Interpretation questions is the bar graph. Candidates can learn more about the bar graph based DI in the video given below:
Direction (Q14 – Q18): The International Kabbadi League (IKL) was formed last month to give a boost to the game at international standards.
It had a tournament, where 2 teams played some matches. Each team comprised of 7 players each.
The listings of the 2 teams X and Y were lost, but certain details regarding the players were available. A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M and N are the players.
- D and E were in Team X, K and G were in team Y.
- H and B were in the same team, but not in the team in which F was.
- The sum of the scores of members of Team Y was not greater than 115.
- The table containing the details of the players and their scores is below
Q 14. Which of these players was definitely in Team Y?
- None of these
Q 15. If the score for team Y was less than 110, what could be the score of team X?
- Cannot be determined
Q 16. Which of these players could not be in team Y, if the score of Y was 115?
Q 17. Which of these players was definitely in team X, if the score of Y was 112?
Q 18. Which of these players are definitely in Team X?
- None of these
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Q 19. Eight students J, K, L, M, N, O, P and Q go on for a science exhibition in two batches of four each. J and K never go together. M and O do not go together. K and Q have to go together. If K and L go in one batch, then which of the following can be in the other batch?
- A. J, M, O and P
- J, M, Q and P
- J, M, N and P
- J, L, N and P
Q 20. Three Students – Jose, Bharath and Simon – have to select three sports each out of the six sports– Hockey, Baseball, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket and Football. If Football is selected, then Hockey cannot be selected. If Simon selects Tennis, then Jose does not select Football. If Bharath selects Baseball, then Simon cannot select Tennis and if Jose selects Hockey, then Simon selects Cricket and Football. If Simon selects Football and Bharath selects Baseball, then Simon cannot select
- Hockey and Tennis.
- Baseball and Tennis.
- Tennis and Basketball.
- Hockey and Cricket
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