Data Interpretation and Reasoning CAT
Direction (Qs.1 to 3): Answer these questions based on
the information given below :
Telecom operators get revenue from transfer of data and voice.
Average revenue recieved from transfer of each unit of data is known as ARDT. In
the diagram below, the revenue recieved from data transfer as percentage of
total revenue recieved and the ARDT in the Dollars (US$) are given for various
countries
1. It is expected that by 2010, revenue from data transfer as a
percentage of total revenue will triple for India and double from Sweden. Assume
that in 2010, the total revenue in India is twice that of Sweden and that the
volume of data transfer is the same in both the countries. What is the
percentage increase of ARDT in India if there is no change in ARDTin Sweden ?
A. 400%
B. 500%
C. 800%
D. 950%
E. Cannot be determined
2. It was found that the volume of data transfer in India in the
same as that of Singapore. Then which of the following statements is true?
A. Total revenue is the same in both countries
B. Total revenue in India is about 2 times that of Singapore
C. Total revenue in India is about 4 times that of Singapore
D. Total revenue in Singapore is about 2 times that of India
E. Total revenue in Singapore is about 4 times that of India
3. If the total revenue recieved is the same for the pairs of
countries listed in the choice below, choose the pair that has approximately the
same volume of data transfer.
A. Philippines and Austria
B. Canada and Poland
C. Germany and USA
D. UK and Spain
E. Denmark and Mexico
Directions(Qs.4 to 6): Answer these questions based on the
information given below :
For admission to various affiliated colleges, a unversity conduct
a written test with four different sections, each with a maximum of 50 marks.
The following table gives the aggregate as well as the sectional cutoff marks
in each of the sections and his/her aggerate marks are at least equal to the
aggerate cut off marks as specified by the college.
4. Charlie got calls from two colleges. What would be the minimum
marks obtained by him in a section?
A. 0
B. 21
C. 25
C. 35
D. 41
5. Bhama got calls from all colleges. What could be the minimum
aggerate marks obtained by her?
A. 180
B. 181
C. 196
D. 176
E. 184
6. Aditya did not get a call from even single college. What could
be the maximum aggregate marks obtained by him?
A. 181
B. 176
C. 184
D. 196
E. 190
Directions(Qs.7 to 9): Answer these questions based on the
information given below :
There are 100 employees in an organition across five departments.
The following table gives the departmentwise distribution of average age,
average basic pay and allowance. The gross pay of an employee is the sum of
his/her basic pay and allowances.
There are limited numbers of employee considered for
transfer/promotion across departments. Whenever a person is transferred/promoted
from a department of lower average to a department of higher average age,he/she
will get an additional allowance of 10% of basic pay over and above his/her
current allowance. There will not be any change in pay structure if a person is
transferred/promoted from a department with higher average age to a department
with lower average age.
Questions below are independent of each other.
7. What is the approximate percentage change in the average gross
pay of the HR department due to transfer of a 40year old person with basic pay
of Rs.8000 from the marketing department?
A. 9%
B. 11%
C. 13%
D. 15%
E. 17%
8. There are mutual transfer of an employee between Marketing and
Finance departments and transfer of one employee from Marketing to HR. As a
result, the average age of Finance department increased by one year and that of
Marketing department remained the same. What is the new average age ofHR
department?
A. 30
B. 35
C. 40
D. 45
E. Cannot be determined
9. If the employees( each with a basic pay of Rs. 6000) are
transferred from Maintanance department to HR department and one person (with a
basic pay of Rs . 8000) was transferred from Marketing department to HR
department, what will be the percentage change in average basic pay of HR
department?
A. 10.5%
B. 12.5%
C. 15%
D. 30%
E. 40%
Directions(Qs.10 to 13): Answer these
questions based on the information given below :
In a sport event, six teams ( A, B, C, D, E, and F) are competing
against each other. Matches are scheduled in two stages. Each team plays three
matches in StageI and two matches in StageII. No team plays against the same
team more than once in the event. No ties are permitted in any of the matches.
The observations after the completion of StageI and StageII are as given
below.
StageI :
• One team won all the three matches.
• Two team lost all the matches.
• D lost to A but won against Cand F.
• E lost to B but won against Cand F.
• B lost at least one matches.
• F did not play against the top team of StageI
Stage II:
• The leader of StageI lost the next two matches
• Of the two teams at the bottom after
StageI, one team won both matches, while the other lost both matches.
• One more team lost both matches in StageII
10. The teams that won exactly two matches in the event are:
A. A, D and F
B. D and E
C. E and F
D. D, E and F
E. D and F
11. The team(s) with the most wins in the event is( are):
A. A
B. A and C
C. F
D. E
E. B and E
12. The two teams that defeated the leader of StageI are:
A. F and D
B. E and F
C. B and D
D. E and D
E. A and D
13. The only team(s) that won both the matches in StageII
is(are):
A. B
B. E and F
C. A, E and F
D. B, E and F
E. B and F
Directions(Qs.14 to 16): Answer these
questions based on the statements given below :
(i) There are three houses on each side of the road.
(ii) These six houses are labelled as P, Q, R, S, T, and U.
(iii) The houses are of different
colours namely Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow and White.
(iv) The houses are of different heights.
(v) T,the tallest house, is exactly opposite to the Red
coloured house.
(vi) The shortest house, is exactly opposite to the Green
coloured house.
(vii) U, the Orange coloured house, is located between P and S.
(viii) R, the yellow coloured house, is exactly opposite to P.
(ix) Q, the Green coloured house, is exactly opposite to U.
(x) P, the White coloured house, is
taller than R, but shorter than Sand Q.
14.Which is the second tallest house?
A. P
B. S
C. Q
D. R
E. Cannot be determined
15. What is the colour of the house diagonally opposite to the
Yellow coloured house?
A. White
B. Blue
C. Green
D. Red
E. None of these
16. What is the colour of the tallest house?
A. Red
B. Blue
C. Green
D. Yellow
E. None of these
Directions(Qs.17 to 21): Answer these questions based on the
information given below :
Abdul, Bikram and Chetan are three professional traders who trade
in shares of a company XYZ Ltd. Abdul follows the strategy of buying at the
opening of the day at 10 am and selling the whole lot at the close of the day at
3 pm. Bikram follows the strategy of buying at hourly intervals; 10am, 12noon,
1pm and 2pm, the selling the whole lot at the close of the day. Further, he buys
an equal number of shares in each purchase. Chetan follows as Similar pattern as
Bikram but his strategy is some what different. Chetan’s total investment amount
is divided equally among his purchases. The profit or loss made by each investor
is the differences between the sale value at the close of the day, less the
investment in purchase. The “return” for each investor is defined as the ratio
of the profit or loss to the investment amount expressed as a percentage.
17. Which one of the following statements is always true?
A. Abdul will not be the one with the minimum return
B, Return for Chetan will be higher than that of Bikram
C. Return for Bikram will be higher than that of Chetan
D. Return for Chetan cannot be higher than that of Chetan
E. None of these
18. On a day of fluctuating market prices, the share price of XYZ
Ltd. Ends with a gain, i.e., it is higher at the close of the day compared to
the opening value. Which trader got the maximum return on the day?
A. Bikram
B. Chetan
C. Abdul
D. Bikram or Chetan
E. Cannot be determined
19. On a “boom” day the share price of XYZ Ltd. Keeps rising
throughout the day and peaks at the close of the day. Which trader got the
minimum return on that day?
A. Bikram
B. Chetan
C. Abdul
D. Abdul or Chetan
E. Cannot be dtermined
One day, two other traders, Dane and Emily joined Abdul, Bikram
and Chetan for trading in the shares of XYZ Ltd. Dane followed a strategy of
buying equal number of shares at 10am, 11am and 12noon and selling the same
numbers at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Emily on the other hand, followed the strategy of
buying shares using all her money at 10am and selling all of them at 12 noon and
again buying the shares for all the money at 1pm and again selling all of them
at the close ofb the day at 3pm. At the close of the day the following was
observed:
i. Abdul lost money in the transactions.
ii. Both Dane and Emily made profits.
iii. There was an increase in shares price during the closing
hour compared to the price at 2pm.
iv. Share price at 12 noon was lower than the opening price.
20. Share price was at its highest at:
A. 10: 00 AM
B. 11:00 AM
C. 12:00 Noon
D. 1:00 PM
E. Cannot be determined
21. Which of the following is necessarily false?
A. Share price was at its lowest at 2 pm
B. Share price was at its lowest at 11am
C. Share price at 1pm was higher than the share price at2pm
D. Share price at 1pm was higher than the share price at12noon
E. None of these
Directions(Qs.22 to 25): Answer these questions based on the
information given below :
The bar chart below shows the revenue recieved, in million US
Dollars (US$ ), from subscribers to a particular Internet service. The data
covers the period 2003 to2007 for the United States (US) and Europe. The bar
chart also shows tje estimated revenues from subscription to this service for
the period 2008 to 2010.
22. Consider the annual percent change in the gap between
subscription revenues in the US and Europe. What is the year in which the
absolute value of this change in the highest?
23. While the subscription in Europe has been growing steadily
towards that of the US ,the growth rate in Europe seems to be declining. Which
of the followings is closest to the percent change in growth rate of
2007(over2006) relative to the growth rate of 2005(over 2004)?
A. 17
B. 20
C. 35
D. 60
E. 100
24. The difference between the estimate subscription in Europe in
2008 and what it would have been if it were cumputing using the percentage
growth rate of 2007 (over 2006), is closest to:
A. 50
B. 80
C. 20
D. 10
E. 0
25. In 2003, sixty percent of subscribers in Europe were men.
Give that women subscribers increase at the rate of 10 percent per annum and men
at the rate of 5 percent per annum, what is the approximate percentage growth of
subscribers between 2003 and 2010 in Europe? The subscription prices are
volatile and many change each year.
A. 62
B. 15
C. 78
D. 84
E. 50
