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# High Level Data Interpretation Quiz For IBPS PO Part- 12

The following table gives changes in the market shares of five brands over a five-year period ( figures in percentage)

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
A 33 32 28 31 35
B 6 8 9 11 13
C 27 29 32 28 22
D 19 19 18 20 21
E 15 12 13 10 9

#### RULES :

A) If the market share increases for 3 years in a row, the brand is called a ‘strengthening’ brand.
B) If the market share remains above 30 % for 3years out of a total 5years, then it is a ‘consistent’
Brand
C) If the market share is falling for 3 years in a row, the brand is called a ‘ weakening ‘ brand
D) If the market share drops for 2 years in a row and then rises for 2 years in a row, it is a ‘relaunched ‘ brand
E) If the market share varies by 3 points or less over the past year for 5 years in a row then it is ‘maverick ‘ brand
F) If in any year, just two brands account for at least 60 % of total market share, then that year is a ’consolidation’ year
G) If in any year 80 % of the total market share is accounted for by three brands then that year is a year of ‘ competition ‘

### Question 1:

1) Which of the following brands are ‘strengthening ‘ brands?
a) A
b) B
c) C and A
d) B and D

### Question 2:

Which of the following is the ‘weakening ‘ brands?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) None of these

### Question 3:

Which of the following are ‘consistent’ brands?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d )D and C

### Question 4:

Which of the following is/are the year/s of ‘ competition'?
a) 1996
b) 1996 and 1999
c)1998 and 2000
d) 1997

### Question 5:

Which of the following is/are the ‘consolidation’ year/s ?
a)1996 and 1999
b) 1997 and 1999
c) 1996, 1997 and 1998
d) 1996, 1997

### Question 6 :

Which of the following are relaunched brands?
a) A and C
b) B and D
c) A
d) E

### Question 7 :

Which of the following are maverick brands?
a) A
b) A and C
c) A, B and D
d) B, D and E

Ruler a: applicable to only ‘B ‘
Rule b: applicable to only ‘A’
Rule c: applicable to none of these
Rule d: ‘A’
Rule e: “B”. “D”, “ E”
Rule f: 1996. 1997, 1998
Rule g: 1997
Once this is done, all the questions can answer without further reference to the table
Note: for weakening brands, fall for 3yrs would mean that the data should show a declining trend for 3years from the base year.
1) B
2) D
3) A
4) D
5) C
6) C
7) D