SYLLABUS
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 Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
 Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
 Graphical representation (Barchart, Histograms, Piechart, Tablechart and Linechart) and mapping of Data.
 Data Interpretation.
 Data and Governance.
How to prepare for Data Interpretation Questions
DI is one of the easiest ways to score marks in any of the competitive exams especially NET exam especially because the answers are mostly based on assumptions, observations, and inferences.
Of course, there are mathematical calculations required at certain stages. The mathematical concepts required for Data Interpretation are Unitary method, Average and Percentage.
Data Interpretation or D.I. as it is popularly called, can be learnt, and understood perfectly by practice of the various types of questions. So, the plan to learn this segment would be, first, complete or revise the mathematical concepts required for the calculations. Second, pick up the basic questions from any practice book, websites etc. , remember choose the questions where you have readymade answers, because D.I. can be tricky, you will always feel your calculations and answers are correct but mostly they are not. Third, for whichever exam you are preparing, pick the past year questions with solutions and start practicing them as many times you can. You can see the improvement on your own.
At last, pick up questions without solutions but you should have answers to refer to, and try to solve them, if you are getting the answers correct now, then you have achieved your target. This is the most important step because you get to know your ability to understand and solve the unfamiliar questions as it is never said that the questions will be repeated in the competitive exam subsequently.
Here, we have tried to include some of the questions for your practice (of course with solutions).
The various concepts which are prerequisite to DI are as follows:
 Crossmultiply means to multiply the numerator of one fraction by the denominator of the other fraction.
 Percent implies “for every hundred” and its sign is “%”.It is read as the percentage and therefore x% is read as x percent. Therefore, a fraction with denominator 100 is called a percent. For example, 30 % means 3010030100 (i.e. 30 parts from 100). This can also be written as 0.30.
Formula for Percentage:
To calculate p % of q, use the following formula:
(p/q)*100
Also remember here: p % of q = q % of p
 Average/ Mean (m)=(Sum of the terms)/(Number of terms)
PRACTISE QUESTIONS
 Look at the following diagram:
Suppose you are given the following:
 Number of students in the class= 1,000
 Number of students in the class from State X= 200
 Number of students in the class from State Y= 300
With the above information, answer the following two questions: (December,2018)
Suppose that 40% of the students in the class are female students. The number of female students from State X is 50 while the number of female students from State Y is 180.What is the number of female students from other states in the class?

 150
 100
 130
 170

What is the percentage (%) of students from States other than X and Y in the class?
 20%
 10%
 30%
 50%

2.Based on table, answer the following questions:
The number of candidates Appeared (A), Passed (P) and Selected (S) in a competitive examination in two states. (December,2018)
Year  State X  State Y  
A  P  S  A  P  S  
2010  990  195  48  1120  240  60 
2011  650  150  44  960  180  52 
2012  840  180  50  885  177  64 
2013  780  160  64  1040  220  60 
2014  1020  220  72  980  280  68 
2015  930  215  70  900  228  48 
1. In the year 2012, the % of candidates who failed in the State X was nearly:
 80%
 90%
 50%
 95%

2. In State X, the overall pass % during the period 20102015 was nearly:
 5%
 40%
 20%
 50%

3.In the year 2015, the % of candidates who passed in State X and Y taken together was nearly:
 60%
 50%
 25%
 10%

3.Consider the following table that shows the amount of exports (in crore) from three different companies A, B and C over these years 20122018.Based on the date in the table. (December,2019)
Yearwise amount of Exports from companies
Year  Amount of exports (In crore Rs)  
A  B  C  
2012  40  90  70 
2013  70  50  100 
2014  50  70  130 
2015  80  70  100 
2016  110  90  70 
2017  60  110  90 
2018  130  150  110 
 In how many of the given years, were the exports from company A more than its average annual exports over the given years?
 2
 3
 4
 5

2. In which year, the absolute difference between the exports from companies A and B was the minimum?
 2013
 2014
 2015
 2016

3.What was the difference between the average exports of three companies in 2017 and the average exports of three companies in 2012?
 33 crores
 67 crores
 25 crores
 20 crores

4. For which of the following pairs of years, the total exports from the three companies put together are equal?
 2014 and 2017
 2015 and 2017
 2016 and 2017
 2014 and 2015

5. Average Annual amount of exports during the given period for company B is approximately what percent (%) of the average annual amount of exports for company C?
 64%
 21%
 94%
 33%

4.Based on the data in the table, answer the questions that follow: (December 2019)
The table shows the percentage (%) profit earned by the company A. Income of company B and expenditure of company B during the years,201318 as well as formula to complete percentage (%) profit.
Year Wise Financial Details (in Rs. Lakhs)
Year  % profit of A  Income of B (in Rs. lakhs)  Expenditure of B (in Rs. Lakhs) 
2013  40%  48.6  36 
2014  25%  35  25 
2015  60%  62.4  48 
2016  40%  77  44 
2017  10%  80  50 
2018  20%  72  45 
Where Profit (%) =((IncomeExpenditure)/Expenditure )* 100
1. If the expenditure of Company A in year 2017 was Rs. 45 Lakhs, then the net profit (in Rs. Lakhs) of Company A is what percent of net profit (in Rs lakhs) of Company B on the same year?
 15%
 25%
 40%
 75%

2.In the income of the Company A in the year 2014happened to be 32.5 Lakhs, then what was the sum of the net profit (in Rs. Lakhs) of Company A and Company B in 2014?
 12.8 lakhs
 13.2 lakhs
 15 lakhs
 5 lakhs

3.The percent profit of Company B was maximum in the year?
 2014
 2015
 2016
 2017

4. If the income of Company A in the year 2018 was Rs.90 Lakhs, then the net profit (in Rs. Lakhs), then the net profit (in Rs. Lakhs) of Company A and Company B in 2018 in what percent more than the net profit (in Rs. Lakhs) of Company A?
 30%
 60%
 75%
 80%

5.What is the difference between percent (%) profit of Company A and Company B in the year 2013?
 5%
 7%
 12%
 15%
