MBA Data Interpretation Aptitude Questions & Answers – Column Charts Set-I

Practice the concepts of Column Charts at MBA section of to ace the Data Interpretation section. Prepare well for your CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc exams

Created On: Aug 23, 2016 15:29 IST

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Directions (1- 5) Out of the two bar graphs provided below, one shows the total number of candidates appeared in an examination over the years and the other shows the number of candidates selected over the years.

Number of candidates appeared over the year

Number of selected candidates over the year

1. During which of the following year the difference between the numbers of candidates appeared and selected was maximum?

a) 2005

b) 2009

c) 2007

d) 2010

2. The number of appeared candidates in 2009 was approximately what percent of the sum of selected candidates in the years 2007, 2008 and 2009?

a) 34%

b) 44%

c) 45%

d) 49%

3. What was the difference between the average number of appeared candidates and average number of selected candidates during this period (in hundreds)?  

a) 72.5

b) 76.2

c) 77.5

d) 70.5

4. In which year, the percentage change (compared to the previous year) in the selected candidates is same as that of appeared candidates?

a) 2005

b) 2007

c) 2008

d) 2009

5. What is the respective ratio of selected candidates in the year 2005, 2007 and 2009 and that of appeared candidates in the years 2006, 2008 and 2010?

a) 53 : 58

b) 41 : 47

c) 46 : 49

d) None of these

Directions (6-10): The below Bar graph shows the enrolment of students in (in thousands ) three different colleges A, B, C in a town over a period of six years.

6. The total enrollment of college A in 2010 and 2012 is approximately what percentage of the total enrollment of 2011 and 2015?

a) 90

b) 110

c) 116

d) 125

7. For which college was the average annual enrolment is maximum in the given period?

a) B

b) C

c) Both B And c

d) All have equal enrollment.

8.  What is the difference between the average enrolment of college B  in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and the average enrolment  of C in 2010 , 2012 and 2014?

a) 20

b) 17

c) 34

d) 7

9. What was the approximate decline in enrollment in college A in 2013 as compared to the previous year?

a)  35

b) 18

c) 45

d) 40

10. What is the ratio between average enrollment of students of college A in the years 2011, 2013 and 2015 to the average of college C in the years 2010, 2012 and 2013?

a) 12 : 13

b) 16 : 19

c) 21 : 22

d) None of these


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