Data Interpretation Practice Set - Tabular Data

Published on Friday, September 04, 2015
In a series of sharing Data Interpretation series, today I am sharing one of the most popular question in IBPS exams. Download workbook here..
Q (1-5) Performance of candidates in an examination during 2002 - 2007 in different disciplines
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Q1. The number of candidates appeared under Agriculture in 2005 was approximately what per cent of number of candidates qualified under Arts in 2004:
a) 30
b) 110
c) 400
d) 200
e) 500

Q2. What was the % drop in number of candidates qualified in Science discipline from 2004 to 2005:
a) 20
b) 25
c) 10
d) 50
e) None of These

Q3. In which of the following disciplines was there a continuous increase in the number of candidates appearing over the given years:
a) Arts 
b) Commerce
c) Agriculture
d) Science 
e) None of These

Q4. In which of the following years was the percentage qualified to appeared ones in Engineering discipline the maximum:
a) 2002
b) 2004
c) 2006
d) 2007
e) 2003

Q5. In which of the following years was percentage of total number of candidates of all the disciplines together qualified to the appeared ones, the maximum:
a) 2003
b) 2004
c) 2005
d) 2006
e) 2007


Answer 1.   (Option D)
Required Percentage = Appeared in Agriculture in 2005 / Qualified  in Arts in 2004 × 100
                                  = 490 / 250 × 100
                                  = 200%

Answer 2.   (Option C)
Percentage drop from 2004 to 2005 = Value (2005) - Value (2004) / Value (2004) × 100
                                                         = 50 / 500 × 100 
                                                         =  10%

Answer 3.   (Option E) (None of These)

Answer 4.   (Option C)
Here, Qualified / Appeared is to be found out and this ratio < 1, so it will be better to apply reverse operation as Appeared / Qualified. The least of such value obtained will give the maximum desired value so, in engineering discipline.

Hence % of Qualified / Appeared will be maximum in 2006
Do not try to calculate the (Qualified / Appeared × 100), apply reverse operation and easily find out the ratio.

Answer 5.   (Option C)
Now we here also apply reverse operation Appeared / Qualified 

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Hence required percentage is maximum in 2005.

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