UGC NET December 2019: Important Data Interpretation Questions with Answers
For cracking UGC NET December 2019 Exam, candidates must practice the most frequently appearing questions of different sections of the exam. Data Interpretation is one of the scoring categories in this exam. The concepts of Ratios and Percentages are used in this section. So, in this article, we have compiled the most important Data Interpretation Questions that have maximum chances to come this year in UGC NET December 2019 Exam.
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UGC NET Data Interpretation Questions with Answers 

Given below in the table is the decadal data of Population and Electrical Power Production of a country.
Year 
Population (million) 
Electrical Power Production (GW)* 

1951 
20 
10 
1961 
21 
20 
1971 
24 
25 
1981 
27 
40 
1991 
30 
50 
2001 
32 
80 
2011 
35 
100 


* 1 GW =1000 million watt 
Based on the above table, answer the questions from Sl. No. 1 to 6.
1. Which decade registered the maximum growth rate (%) of population?
(1) 196171
(2) 197181
(3) 19912001
(4) 20012011
Answer: 1
2. Average decadal growth rate (%) of population is:
(1) ~ 12.21%
(2) ~ 9.82%
(3) ~ 6.73%
(4) ~ 5%
Answer: 2
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3. Based on the average decadal growth rate, what will be the population in the year 2021?
(1) 40.34 million
(2) 38.49 million
(3) 37.28 million
(4) 36.62 million
Answer: 2
4. In the year 1951, what was the power availability per person?
(1) 100 W
(2) 200 W
(3) 400 W
(4) 500 W
Answer: 4
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5. In which decade, the average power availability per person was maximum?
(1) 19811991
(2) 19912001
(3) 20012011
(4) 19711981
Answer: 3
6. By what percentage (%) the power production increased from 1951 to 2011?
(1) 100%
(2) 300%
(3) 600%
(4) 900%
Answer: 4
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The following table shows the percentage profit (%) earned by two companies A and B during the years 201115. Answer questions 79 based on the data contained in the table:
Profit earned by two companies 


Year 
Percentage Profit (%) 

A 
B 

2011 
20 
30 
2012 
35 
40 
2013 
45 
35 
2014 
40 
50 
2015 
25 
35 
Where, percent (%) Profit = Income – Expenditure/ Expenditure X 100
7. If the total expenditure of the two companies was Rs. 9 lakh in the year 2012 and the expenditure of A and B were in the ratio 2: 1, then what was the income of the company A in that year?
(1) Rs. 9.2 lakh
(2) Rs. 8.1 lakh
(3) Rs. 7.2 lakh
(4) Rs. 6.0 lakh
Answer: 2
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8. What is the average percentage profit earned by the company B?
(1) 35%
(2) 42%
(3) 38%
(4) 40%
Answer: 3
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9. In which year, the percentage profit earned by the company B is less than that of company A?
(1) 2012
(2) 2013
(3) 2014
(4) 2015
Answer: 2
The following table shows the number of people in different age groups who responded to a survey about their favourite style of music. Use this information to answer the questions that follow: (Question 1012) to the nearest whole percentage:
10. Approximately what percentage of the total sample were aged 2130?
(1) 31%
(2) 23%
(3) 25%
(4) 14%
Answer: 3
11. Approximately what percentage of the total sample indicates that HipHop is their favourite style of music?
(1) 6%
(2) 8%
(3) 14%
(4) 12%
Answer: 4
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12. What percentage of respondents aged 31+ indicated a favourite style other than classical music?
(1) 64%
(2) 60%
(3) 75%
(4) 50%
Answer: 3
The table below embodies data on the sales revenue (` in lakh) generated by a publishing house during the years 201215 while selling books, magazines and journals as three categories of items. Answer questions 13 – 15 based on the data contained in the table.
13. In 2015, approximately what percent of total revenue came from books?
(1) 45%
(2) 55%
(3) 35%
(4) 25%
Answer: 1
14. The number of years in which there was an increase in revenue from at least two categories of items, is
(1) 0
(2) 1
(3) 2
(4) 3
Answer: 3
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15. If the year 2016 were to show the same growth in terms of total sales revenue as the year 2015 over the year 2014, then the revenue in the year 2016 must be approximately:
(1) Rs. 194 lakh
(2) Rs. 187 lakh
(3) Rs. 172 lakh
(4) Rs. 177 lakh
Answer: 4
A University professor maintains data on MCA students tabulated by performance and gender of the students. The data is kept on a computer hard disk, but accidently some of it is lost because of a computer virus. Only the following could be recovered:
Panic buttons were pressed but to no avail. An expert committee was formed, which decided that the following facts were self evident:
(a) Half the students were either excellent or good.
(b) 40% of the students were females.
(c) Onethird of the male students were average.
Answer questions 16 – 18 based on the data given above:
16. How many female students are excellent?
(1) 0
(2) 8
(3) 16
(4) 32
Answer: 1
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17. What proportion of female students are good?
(1) 0
(2) 0.25
(3) 0.50
(4) 0.75
Answer: 2
18. Approximately, what proportion of good students are male?
(1) 0
(2) 0.73
(3) 0.43
(4) 0.27
Answer: 2
Answer the questions 19 to 23 based on the data given in the table below.
Table: Number of registered vehicles in India and India’s population.
Year 
Total vehicles (Lakhs) 
Two wheelers (Lakhs) 
Cars, Jeeps, Taxis (Lakhs) 
Buses (Lakhs) 
Goods vehicles (Lakhs) 
Others (Lakhs) 
Population (India) (Millions) 

1961 
6.65 
0.88 
3.1 
0.57 
1.68 
0.42 
439.23 
1971 
18.65 
5.76 
6.82 
0.94 
3.43 
1.70 
548.15 
1981 
53.19 
26.18 
11.60 
1.62 
5.54 
8.97 
683.32 
1991 
213.74 
142.00 
29.54 
3.31 
13.56 
25.33 
846.42 
2001 
549.91 
385.56 
70.58 
6.34 
29.48 
57.95 
1028.73 
2011 
1417.58 
1018.65 
191.23 
16.04 
70.64 
121.02 
1210.19 
19. The maximum decadal growth in population of India is registered in the period:
(1) 1961  1971
(2) 1991  2001
(3) 2001  2011
(4) 1981 – 1991
Answer: 1
20. In which year the decadal growth (%) in number of cars surpassed that of the two wheelers?
(1) 1991
(2) 2001
(3) 1981
(4) 2011
Answer: 4
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21. What was the average decadal growth in the number of cars during 1961  2011?
(1) ~ 131%
(2) ~ 68%
(3) ~ 217%
(4) ~ 157%
Answer: 1
22. In the year 2001, out of total number of vehicles, the number of passenger vehicles (4 wheelers) accounted for:
(1) ~ 14%
(2) ~ 24%
(3) ~ 31%
(4) ~ 43%
Answer: 1
23. What was the per capita ownership of two wheelers in India in the year 2011?
(1) ~ 0.084%
(2) ~ 0.0084%
(3) ~ 0.84%
(4) ~ 0.068%
Answer: 2
The table below embodies data on the production, exports and per capita consumption of rice in country P for the five years from 2012 to 2016. Answer questions 24  28 based on the data contained in the table.
Yearwise Production, Exports and Per Capita Consumption of Rice 


Year 
Production (in million kg) 
Exports (in million kg) 
Per Capita Consumption (in kg) 
2012 
186.5 
114 
36.25 
2013 
202 
114 
35.2 
2014 
238 
130 
38.7 
2015 
221 
116 
40.7 
2016 
215 
88 
42 
Where, Per Capita Consumption = (Consumption in million kg) ÷ (Population in million) and consumption (in million kg) = Production  Exports.
24. The percentage increase in the consumption of rice over the previous year was the highest in which year?
(1) 2013
(2) 2014
(3) 2015
(4) 2016
Answer: 2
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25. What is the population of the country in the year 2014 (in million)?
(1) 2.64
(2) 2.72
(3) 2.79
(4) 2.85
Answer: 3
26. The ratio of exports to consumption in the given period was the highest in the year:
(1) 2012
(2) 2013
(3) 2014
(4) 2015
Answer: 1
27. In which year, the population of country was the highest?
(1) 2013
(2) 2014
(3) 2015
(4) 2016
Answer: 4
28. What is the average consumption of rice (in million kg) over the years 20122016?
(1) 104
(2) 102.1
(3) 108
(4) 100.1
Answer: 4
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