CAT GRE  Data Interpreation  Tables
Directions (15):
Study the table carefully to answer the questions that follow:
Number of
candidates (in hundreds) hired by five different companies in six years
Year

A

B

C

D

E


M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F


2009

12.4

8.3

14.3

8.4

4.3

3.4

4.7

3.1

9.8

3.1

2010

11.6

6.4

8.9

7.2

4.9

4.3

5.8

1.3

7.3

4.3

2011

13.7

7.8

7.6

4.8

8.8

6.8

9.3

7.3

8.1

3.2

2012

18.4

9.9

10.4

8.4

7.4

7.2

9.6

10.4

5.6

4.2

2013

17.0

13.4

9.6

7.2

8.9

6.1

8.0

7.2

6.8

3.1

2014

17.4

16.2

8.4

5.2

11.8

10.5

8.3

6.7

8.5

6.3

1. What is the percentage decrease in the number
of male candidates who were selected by company D in the year 2013 in
comparison to the previous year?
a)
12.5 b) 16.66% c) 7.5 d) 15.8 e)
None of these
Answer : B
Solution:
Decrease
in the number of Male candidates = (9.6 – 8.0) hundred = 1.6 hundred
\ Percentage decrease =$\frac{1.6}{9.6}$
x 100 = 16.66%
2. Number of Female candidates who were selected
by CompanyC in the year 2009 was approximately what percentage of the number
of Male candidate who were selected by CompanyA in the year 2014?
a)
40 b) 35 c) 16 2/3% d)
30% e) 25%
Answer:( a)
Solution: Required
percentage =$\frac{6.8}{17.0}$
x 100 % = 40%
3.
From which company and in which years respectively was the number of Female
candidates who were selected more than the number of Male candidates who were
selected by the company?
a) CompanyC and Year 2011
b) CompanyB and Year 2014
b) CompanyB and Year 2014
c) CompanyD and Year 2012
d) CompanyB and Year 2012
d) CompanyB and Year 2012
e) CompanyE and Year 2009
Answer : (C)
Solution:
It is obvious from the table, that Company D in year 2012
selected male candidates 9.6 hundreds and female candidates 10.4.
4. What was the approximately
average number of Female who were selected by the Company D over all the years together?
a) 600 b) 480 c) 400 d) 330 e)
380
Ans: (a)
Solution: Average number of Female
who passed from Company E
= $\frac{(3.1+1.3+7.3+10.4+7.2+6.7)}{6}$
x 100= $\frac{(36 \times 100)}{6}$
= 600
5. Twenty percent of the total students who were selected by the all
companies together in the year 2014 got Rs 20000 basic salary. What was the
number of such candidates who got that basic salary?
a) 1760 b) 1986 c) 1860 d)
8350 e) None of these
Ans.(b)
Solution: Total candidates who were
selected by all companies together in
the year 2014 = 99.3 hundreds
\ Number of students who got basic salary
= $\frac{99.3\,\times\,20}{100}$
hundreds
= 1986
Directions (6  10): Study the following table carefully to answer the questions that
follow:
Number of medals
won by the five different countries in six Olympic games
YEAR

COUNTRY


China

USA

India

Russia

England


1992
1996
2000
2004
2008
2012

120
140
42
132
90
64

65
60
50
38
74
46

35
70
56
108
76
82

65
36
42
41
45
69

64
28
110
59
63
80

6. Which country won second
highest number of medals over all the Olympics together?
a)China b) Russia c) India d)
England e) USA
Answer : (C)
Solution: It is obvious from the
table.
China = 588; USA = 333; India = 427 Russia = 298 ;
England = 404
India won second highest number of medals over all the years
together.
7. What was the approximate percent increase in number of medals won
by countryIndia in the year 2004 from the previous Olympics?
a) 85% b) 75% c) 93% d) 60% e)
88%
Answer :(c)
Solution:
Required percentage increase = $\frac{10856}{56}$ x 100%
= $\frac{52}{56}$ x 100 %= 93%
Required percentage increase = $\frac{10856}{56}$ x 100%
= $\frac{52}{56}$ x 100 %= 93%
8. If 50 percent of the medals won by USA in the year 2000 were gold
medals. 10 percent were bronze and remaining were silver medals, what was the
number of silver medals won by that country?
a) 20 b) 33 c) 43 d) 37 e) None of these
Answer : (a)
Solution: Total medals won by
country USA in the year 2004 = 50
Number of gold and bronze medals = (50+10)% of 50 = 30
\ Number of silver
medals won = 5030 =20
9. Number of medals won by country China in the years 2012 was
approximately what percentage of the number of medals won by countryRussian in
the year 1996?
a) 144% b)250% c) 154% d) 60% e)
75%
Answer : (b)
Solution: Number of medals won by
China in 2012 = 64
Number of medals won by Russia in 1996 = 36
Required percentage = $\frac{64}{36}$
x 100 %= 250
10. One of the countries performances
decreased consistently from the year 1992 to the year 2012. Which of the
following is that country?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) None of these
Answer : (e)
Solution: It is obvious from the
table , such country is not there in the table
Directions (11  15):
Study the following table carefully to answer the questions that
follow:
Number of employees retired from a company ABC during 6 different years.
Years

Finance

Marketing

IT

HR

Mfrg

2010

25

52

16

06

42

2011

37

61

19

18

51

2012

29

69

24

12

37

2013

54

72

18

27

54

2014

42

64

15

54

44

2015

56

84

45

36

63

a) 47 b) 64 c) 36 d)
61 e)
68
Answer: (b)
Solution:
Number of employees retired from finance dept in the years 2012, 2013
and 2014 = (29+54+42) =125
Number of employees retired from Marketing dept in the year
2014=64
Required difference
= (125 – 64) =61
12. Total number of employees
retired from MANUFACTURING in the years 2011 and 2012 together was
approximately what per cent of the total number of employees retired from IT
over all the years together?
a) 70 b) 54 c) 65 d)
75 e)
80
Answer : (c)
Solution: Total number of soldiers retired from IT over all the years
together.
= (16 + 19 + 24 + 18 + 15 + 45) = 137
Number of employees retired from Manufacturing in the years 2011
and 2012 = (37+52) =89
\ Required
percentage = $\frac{89}{137}$
x 100 = 65%
13. What was the average number of employees retired together in the
year 2013?
a) 43 b) 47 c) 23 d) 52 e) 54
Answer : (b)
Solution: Required average
=$\frac{ (54+72+28+27+54)}{5}$
= $\frac{235}{5}$
= 47
14. In which department the number of the employees retired
continuously increased from the year 2010 to 2015?
a) Finance
b) Marketing and MANUFACTURING only
c) HR
b) Marketing and MANUFACTURING only
c) HR
d) IT only
e) None of these
e) None of these
Answer : (e)
Solution: It is obvious from the
table.
In no department , the number of employees retired continuously increased from the year 2010 to 2015
15.What was the respective ratio between the number of employees
retired from Marketing in the year 2013 and number of employees retired from HR
Dept in the year 2014?
a) 3 : 4 b) 4 : 3 c) 3 : 7 d) 13 : 3 e) 7:2
Answer :(b)
Solution: The number of employees retired from Marketing dept in 2013 = 72
The number of employees retired from HR dept in the year 2014 = 54
Required ratio = 72 : 54 =
4 : 3
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