Data interpretation test: Data interpretation test that you should take to excel in the DI section of the exams

Data interpretation test will help you tap your progress in preparation of Data Interpretation. By only going through theory and referring solved examples, it would be difficult for oneself to presume complete clarity in the topic and hence subject. A Test is the best indicator of subject understanding. Therefore, these practice sets provided here will help you test your understanding in individual concepts and help you prepare for a sectional data interpretation test that covers all the concepts in the subject. Therefore, practice these sets to ensure special attention to each concept and use it as a tool to prepare for the complete sectional data interpretation test.

Directions (1-5): Read the following pie-chart for the year 1998 and answer the questions given below it.

Bank PO , SSC, CDS, Data Interpretation Set - 1

Please note: savings is not a part of expenditure.

Question 1: If the total amount spent during the year 1998 was Rs.46000, the amount spent on food was:
(a) Rs.2000
(b) Rs.12447
(c) Rs.23000
(d) Rs.2300

Question 2: If the total amount spent was Rs.46000, how much was spent on clothing and housing together?
(a) Rs.11500
(b) Rs.11050
(c) Rs.13529
(d) Rs.15000

Question 3: The ratio of the total amount of money spent on housing to that spent on education was:
(a) 5: 2
(b) 2: 5
(c) 4: 5
(d) 5: 4

Question 4: The given pie-chart shows that the maximum amount was spent on:
(a) Food
(b) Housing
(c) Clothing
(d) Others

Question 5: If the total expenditure of the family for the year 1998 was Rs.46000, the amount the family saved during the year is:
(a) Rs.1500
(b) Rs.15000
(c) Rs.6900
(d) Rs.8117

Answers and Explanations

Answer 1: b

The total amount spent = Rs 46000

This is 85% of the above pie chart.

The value in the pie-chart=  Rs 46000/.85 = Rs. 54118

The amount spent on food was =23% of 54118= (23/100)x46000 = Rs. 12447

Answer 2: c

The total amount spent = Rs 46000

This is 85% of the above pie chart.

The value in the pie-chart=  Rs 46000/.85 = Rs. 54118

Total share of clothing and housing = 10% + 15% = 25%

The total amount spent on clothing and housing = 25% of 54118 = (25/100) x 46000= Rs. 13529

Hence, the correct option is (c).

Answer 3: d

The data is given as a pie chart. So to calculate the ratio of the amount spent, we do not need the actual amount spent as it will be cancelled out in the final calculations.

The amount spent on housing is 15% and on education is 12% of the total.

Hence, the required ratio is 15: 12 = 5: 4. The correct option is (d).

Answer 4: a The sector which has the maximum percentage share in the pie chart showcases maximum amount spent.  According to the graph, the maximum amount was spent on food which was 23% of the total gives (that is expenditure and saving). Since the individual expenditure is being calculated of the value given in the pie-chart, the individual expenses will be in the same ratio as that given in the pie-chart.  The correct option is (a).

Answer 5: d

The total amount spent = Rs 46000

This is 85% of the above pie chart.

The value in the pie-chart= Rs 46000/.85 = Rs. 54118

Savings of the family = 15 % of 54118 = (15/100) x 46000 = Rs. 8117

The correct option is (d).

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Extra tips for data interpretation test:
• There may be additional information given in the sub questions, read well to understand if that is to be used only for that question or for all the questions ahead.
• Make use of values obtained in calculations in one question for other questions as well. This will save time wasted in re-calculation.
• Take multiple data interpretation tests to practice time management in the section.

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