# Data Interpretation (Level-3): Set-17

Direction for 1 to 4: Analyze the table and answer the questions carefully

Question 1. The growth rate in students of Govt. Engg. Colleges compared to that of Private Engg. Colleges between 1995 – 96 and 1996 – 97 is
(a) more
(b) less
(c) equal
(d) 3/2

Question 2. What was the total number of engineering students in 1996 – 97?
(a) 28500
(b) 4400
(c) 4200
(d) 42000

Question 3. In 1997 – 98, what percent of Engg. Students were studying at IIT’s?
(a) 16
(b) 15
(c) 14
(d) 12

Question 4. The total number of Engg. Students in 1998 – 99, assuming a 10% reduction in the number over the previous year, is
(a) 5700
(b) 57000
(c) 44800
(d) none of these

Analysis

Growth rate (Govt. Engg. College) = (120 – 80) / 80 = 50%

Growth rate (Private Engg. College) = (180 – 120) / 120 = 50%.

Hence the growth rate is equal.

From the table we can say that Total number of students in 1996–97 = (180 + 120 + 75 + 40) x 100 = 41500 = 42000 (approx)

% of IIT students in 1997 – 98 = 80 /560 = 1/7 = 14% (approx.)

Total number of students in 1997–98 = (250 + 130 + 100 + 80) 100 = 56000,

Hence the total number of students in 1998-99 = 0.9 x 56000 = 50400. Hence (d) is the correct answer