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UPSC Previous Year question paper – 2011-2015 – Data Interpretation

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Data Interpretation from the year 2011-2015 with answers.

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#1. The proportion of expenditure on various items by two families A and B are represented in the following Bar Charts: [2015] From these charts, we can conclude that

#2. Year-wise variation of the price of a certain commodity is shown in the following graph: [2015] The price of the commodity in the year 1990

#3. The graph below depicts the earnings of A and B over the period 2000 to 2010: [2015] From the graph, which one of the following can be concluded?

#4. An automobiles owner reduced his monthly petrol consumption when the prices went up. The price- consumption relationship is as follows: [2015-II] Price (in ` Per litre) 40 50 60 75 Monthly consumption (in litres) 60 48 40 30 If the price goes up to Rs 80 per litre, his expected consumption (in litres) will be

#5. The following table gives population and total income of a city for four years : [2014] Which one of the following statements is correct inrespect of the above data ?

#6. The following table shows the marks obtained by two students in different subjects :[2014] The difference in the mean aggregate percentage marks of the students is

#7. The following graph shows the average profit of two fruit-sellers A and B in thousands (`) per year from the year 1995 to 2000. What is the trend of the average profit of B from the year 1997 to the year 2000 ? [2014] Consider the following matrix :

#8. The following graph shows the average profit of two fruit-sellers A and B in thousands (`) per year from the year 1995 to 2000. The following graph shows the average profit of two fruit-sellers A and B in thousands (`) per year from the year 1995 to 2000.The following graph shows the average profit of two fruit-sellers A and B in thousands (`) per year from the year 1995 to 2000.How much more average profit did A make in the year 2000 than in the year 1999 ? [2014]

#9. The following graph shows the average profit of two fruit-sellers A and B in thousands (`) per year from the year 1995 to 2000. What is the difference between the average profit of B and A in the year 1998 ? [2014]

#10. The following graph shows the average profit of two fruit-sellers A and B in thousands (`) per year from the year 1995 to 2000.In which year is the average profit of A and B same ? [2014]

#11. Study the two figures given below and answer the questions that follow: If the Psychology professors in the University constitute 2% of all the professors in the University, then what is the number of professors in the University? [2013]

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#12. Study the two figures given below and answer the questions that follow: If the number of female Physics professors in the age group 25 – 34 equals 25% of all the Physics professors in that age group, then what is the number of male Physics professors in the age group 25 – 34?

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#13. Study the two figures given below and answer the questions that follow: What percentage of all Psychology professors are females?[2013]

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#14. Study the two figures given below and answer the questions that follow: Which one of the following disciplines has the highest ratio of males to females?[2013]

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#15. Study the two figures given below and answer the questions that follow:How many Physics professors belong to the age group 35 – 44? [2013]

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#16. [2013] x men, working at constant speed, do a certain job in y days. Which one of these diagrams shows the relation between x and y?

#17. Consider the following information regarding the performance of a class of 1000 students in four different tests: If a student scores 74 marks in each of the four tests, in which one of the following tests is her performance the best comparatively? [2012]

#18. Consider the following distance - time graph. The graph shows three athletes A, B and C running side by side for a 30 km race.With reference to the above graph, consider the following statements : [2011-II] 1. The race was won by A. 2. B was ahead mark of A up to 25 km mark 3. C ran very slowly from the beginning. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

#19. Read the passage given below, study the graph that follows and answer the three items given below the figure. During a party, a person was exposed to contaminated water. A few days later, he developed fever and loose motions. He suffered for some days before going to a doctor for treatment. On starting the treatment, he soon became better and recovered completely a few days later. The following graph shows different phases of the person's disease condition as regions A, B, C, D and E of the curve. [2011] Which region of the curve indicates that the treatment yielded effective relief ?

#20. Read the passage given below, study the graph that follows and answer the three items given below the figure. During a party, a person was exposed to contaminated water. A few days later, he developed fever and loose motions. He suffered for some days before going to a doctor for treatment. On starting the treatment, he soon became better and recovered completely a few days later. The following graph shows different phases of the person's disease condition as regions A, B, C, D and E of the curve. [2011] Which region of the curve indicates that the person began showing the symptoms of infection ?

#21. Read the passage given below, study the graph that follows and answer the three items given below the figure. During a party, a person was exposed to contaminated water. A few days later, he developed fever and loose motions. He suffered for some days before going to a doctor for treatment. On starting the treatment, he soon became better and recovered completely a few days later. The following graph shows different phases of the person's disease condition as regions A, B, C, D and E of the curve. [2011] Which region/regions of the curve correspond/corresponds to incubation phase of the infection?

#22. Consider the following Velocity – Time graph. It shows two trains starting simultaneously on parallel tracks.With reference to the above graph, which one of the following statements is not correct ? [2011]

#23. The following pie charts show the break up of disease categories recorded in the patients from two towns, Town A and Town B. Pie charts plot the disease categories as percentage of the total number of patients. Based on these answer the two items that follow the charts. [2011] What can we say about persons with more than one disease from these graphs ?

#24. The following pie charts show the break up of disease categories recorded in the patients from two towns, Town A and Town B. Pie charts plot the disease categories as percentage of the total number of patients. Based on these answer the two items that follow the charts. [2011] Which of the two towns has a higher number of persons with Diabetes ?

#25. The following figure has four curves namely A, B, C and D. Study the figure and answer the item that follows. [2011] Which curve indicates the exponential growth ?

#26. Consider the four age pyramids given below namely A, B, C and D representing four different countries. [2011] Which one of them indicates the declining population ?

#27. The following table shows the percentage change in the consumption of electricity by five towns P, Q, R, S, T from 1986 to 1988: If town T consumed 500,000 units in 1986, how much did it consume in 1988?

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