Data Interpretation Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0008


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Data Interpretation

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    Question 1

    The chart given below indicates the annual sales tax revenue collections (in crores of rupees) of seven states from 1996 to 2001 (CAT 2002)

    1. If for each year, the states are ranked in terms of descending order of sales tax collections, then how many states don't change their ranking more than once over the five years?

    (1) 1                (2) 5                        (3) 3                (4) 4

    2. Which of the following states has changed its relative ranking most number of times when you rank the states in terms of the descending volume of sales tax collections each year?

    (1) Andhra Pradesh                (2) Uttar Pradesh     (3) Karnataka         (4) Tamil Nadu

    3. The percentage share of sales tax revenue of which state has increased from 1997 to 2001?

    (1) Tamil Nadu               (2) Karnataka          (3) Gujarat               (4) Andhra Pradesh

    4. Which pair of successive years shows the maximum growth rate of tax revenue in Maharashtra?

    (1) 1997 to 1998     (2) 1998 to 1999      (3) 1999 to 2000     (4) 2000 to 2001

    5. Identify the state whose tax revenue increased exactly by the same amount in two successive pair of years?

    (1) Karnataka         (2) West Bengal        (3) Uttar Pradesh     (4) Tamil Nadu

    6. Which state below has been maintaining a constant rank over the years in terms of its contribution to the total tax collections?

    (1) Andhra Pradesh                (2) Karnataka          (3) Tamil Nadu        (4) Uttar Pradesh

     


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    Answer: Option 2 Option 2 Option 4 Option 3 Option 1 Option 3


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    Question 2

    The table below gives information about four different crops, their different quality categories and the regions where they are cultivated. Based on the information given in the table, answer the questions given below:  (CAT 2002)

    1. How many regions produce medium quality of Crop-1 or Crop-2 and also produce low quality of Crop-3 or Crop-4?

    (1) Zero           (2) One             (3) Two            (4) Three

    2. Which of the following statements is true?

    (1) All medium quality Crop-2 producing regions are also high quality Crop-3 producing regions.

    (2) All high quality Crop-1 producing regions are also medium and low Crop-4 producing regions.

    (3) There are exactly five Crop-3 producing regions, which also produce Crop-4 but not Crop-2.

    (4) Some Crop-3 producing regions produce Crop-1 and high quality Crop-2.

    3. How many low quality Crop-1 producing regions are either high quality Crop-4 producing regions or medium quality Crop-3 producing regions?

    (1) One    (2) Two           (3) Three        (4) Four

     


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    Answer: Option 2 Option 3 Option 3


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    Question 3

    Answer these questions based on the table given below.   (CAT 2002)

    1. What percentage of cities located within 10° E and 40° E (10° east and 40° east) lie in the Southern Hemisphere?

    (1) 15%            (2) 20%             (3) 25%             (4) 30%

    2. The number of cities whose name begin with a consonant and are in the Northern Hemisphere in the table:

    (1) Exceed the cities whose names begin with a consonant of Southern Hemisphere by 4.

    (2) Exceed the cities whose names begin with a consonant of Southern Hemisphere by 6.

    (3) Is less than the number of cities whose name begin with a consonant of east of the meridian by 1.

    (4) Is less than the number of cities whose name begin with a consonant of east of the meridian by 2.

    3. the ratio of the number of countries whose name starts with vowel and located in the Southern Hemisphere, to the number of countries, the name of whose capital cities starts with a vowel in the table above is:

    (1) 3 : 2           (2) 3 : 3            (3) 3 : 1            (4) 4 : 3

     


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    Answer: Option 2 Option 1 Option 1


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    Question 4

    The following table shows the earnings of employees in the month of June 2002. They generally worked 25 days in a month.  (CAT 2002)

    1. The number of employees who have earned more than Rs. 50 per day in complex operation is:

    (1) 4            (2) 3             (3) 6           (4) 7

    2. The number of employees who have earned more than Rs. 600 and having more than 80% attendance (there are 25 regular working days in June 2002; some might be coming on overtime too) is:

    (1) 4            (2) 5             (3) 6            (4) 7

    3. The employee number of the person (among the following) who has earned the maximum earnings per day in medium operations is:

    (1) 2001180          (2) 2001165           (3) 2001170         (4) 2001177

    4. Among the employees who were engaged in complex and medium operations, the number of employees whose average earnings per day in complex operations is more than their average earnings per day in medium operations is:

    (1) 2            (2) 3            (3) 5              (4) 7

     


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    Answer: Option 1 Option 4 Option 1 Option 4


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    Question 5

    Following table shows the REPSOL YPF's Operations of oil and gas producing activities
    (CAT 2002)

    1. How many operations (Spain, North Africa and Middle East, …) of the company account for less than 5% of the total revenue earned in the year 1999?

    (1) 2                (2) 3                      (3) 4                 (4) None of these

    2. How many operations (Spain, North Africa and Middle East, …) of the company account for less than 5% of the total revenue earned in the year 1999 to 2000?

    (1) 1                (2) 2                       (3) 3                (4) None of the above

    3. How many operations registered a sustained yearly increase in income before taxes and charges from 1998 to 2000?

    (1) 3                (2) 4                        (3) 5                 (4) None of the above


    4. Ignoring the loss making operations of the company in 1998, for how many operations was the percentage increase in net income before taxes and charges higher than the average increase from 1998 to 1999?

    (1) 0                (2) 1                        (3) 2                  (4) None of the above

    5. If profitability is defined as the ratio of net income after taxes and charges to expenses, then which of the following statements is true?

    (1) The Far East operations witnessed its highest profitability in 1998.

    (2) The Northern Sea operations increased its profitability from 1998 to 1999.

    (3) The operations in Argentina witnessed a decrease in profitability from 1998 to 1999.

    (4) Both 2 and 3 are true.

    6. In the year 2000, which among the following countries had the best profitability?

    (1) North Africa and Middle East

    (2) Spain

    (3) Rest of Latin America

    (4) Far East

    7. If efficiency is defined as the ratio of revenue to expenses, then which operation was the least efficient in the year 2000?

    (1) Spain         

    (2) Argentina          

    (3) Far East     

    (4) None of the above

    8. Of the following statements which is not true?

    (1) The operations in Spain had the best efficiency in 2000.

    (2) The Far East operations witnessed an efficiency improvement from 1999 to 2000.

    (3) The Northern Sea operations witnessed an efficiency improvement from 1998 to 1999.

    (4) In the year 1998, the operations in rest of Latin America were the least efficient.

     


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    Answer: Option 4 Option 3 Option 2 Option 3 Option 2 Option 2 4 4


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