Data Interpretation For SBI – PO

Directions
(1- 5):
Study the table and answer the
following questions. Price Variations of some commodities (Rs/ quintal)

Commodity
1-1-2009
A month Ago
A Year Ago
Wheat
940
925
920
Rice
1280
1296
1246
Pulses
2030
2045
2015
Sugar
3215
3120
3186
Potato
552
595
575
Salt
815
825
796

1.   
What is the percentage variation of Rice over
a month?
      (1)  1.234               (2) –1.234        (3) –2.234
      (4)  2.234               (5) –0.986
2.   
The price of potato on 1–1–2008 is
approximately what percent of the price of wheat on 1 -12- 2008?
      (1) 55%                 (2)
69%           (3) 57%
      (4) 62%                 (5)
52%
3.   
What was the difference between the cost of
85 kgs of salt and 29 kg of wheat on 01-12-2008 ?
      (1) Rs. 405            (2)
Rs 480       (3) Rs. 433     
      (4) Rs. 453            (5)
None of these
4.   
The average price of all the commodities on
01-01-2009 is approximately what percent of the average price of all the
commodities on 01-01-2008?
      (1) 101%               (2)
91%           (3) 111%        
      (4) 118%               (5) 85%
5.   
If a person is ready to buy 10 kg of wheat, 5
kg of sugar, 1 kg of salt and 20 kg of pulses, what amount he has to pay for it
?
      (1)  Rs.608.5          (2) Rs.628.50  (3) Rs.618.70 
      (4)  Rs.668
.90       (5) None of these
Direction
(6-10):
Study the table carefully to answer the questions
that follow:
Number of Employees (in Thousands) working in six
different companies in six years










6.   
What was the respective ratio between the
employees working in company R in year 2005 and employees working in company L
in year 2004?
      (1) 8 : 15                (2)
15 : 8          (3) 13 : 9                     
      (4) 9 : 13                (5)
None of these
7.   
What was the total number of employees
working in company M and P together in year 2008 and employees working in
company L and R together in year 2005?
      (1)1,84,000            (2) 18,040        (3)1,80,400                 
      (4)18,400               (5)
None of these
8.   
In which company was the total number of
employees working in year 2007 the second highest?
      (1) R                      (2)
N                (3) L                            
      (4) K                      (5)
P
9.   
Number of employees working in company K in
year 2009 was what percentage of all the employees working in company N in all
the years together?
      (1) 25                     (2)
30               (3) 21                          
      (4) 31                     (5)
35
10.  What was
the average number of employees working in year 2007 in all the companies
together?
      (1) 5,05,000           (2) 50,050        (3)
50,500                   
      (4) 5,500                (5)
None of these
ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION
1.    2;   Required % = [(1296-1280)/1296]*100
            = 1.234 (decrease)
2.    4;   Required % = (575/925)*100
            = 62% (approx)
3.    3;   Required difference = 701.25 – 268.25 = Rs.
433
4.    1;   Required% = (1472/1456)*100
            = 101% (approx)
5.   
4;   Required
amount = 94 + 160.75 + 8.15 + 406 = Rs. 668.9
6.    2;   Required ratio = 4.5/2.4 = 15 : 8
7.    4;   Total number of employees
            = (5.7 + 4.8 + 3.4 + 4.5) × 1000
            = 18.4 × 1000 = 18400
8.    5;    K =
6.3, L = 4.7, M = 5.5, N = 5.3, P=5.6 , R = 2.9
             Required company = P
9.    3;   Required per cent =
[7.2/(3.9+4.1+3.4+5.3+6.7+9.6)]*100
            = (7.2*100)/33 % =  21.82%  = 21%
(Approx.)
10.  5;   Required average
            = [(6.3+4.7+5.5+5.3+5.6+2.9)/6]*1000
            = (30.3*1000)/6 = 30300/6 = 5050