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UPSC question paper – 2016-2020 -Data Interpretation

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Data Interpretation from the year 2016 to 2020 with answers

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#1. Consider the following data: [2020] For which period was the natural growth rate maximum?

#2. The following three items are based on the graph given below which shows imports of three different types of steel over a period of six months of a year. Study the graph and answer the three items that follow. The figures in the brackets indicate the average cost per ton over six months period. What was the approximate ratio of sheet steel and scrap steel imports in the first three months of the year?

#3. The following three items are based on the graph given below which shows imports of three different types of steel over a period of six months of a year. Study the graph and answer the three items that follow.The figures in the brackets indicate the average cost per ton over six months period. What was the approximate total value (in $) of sheet steel imported over the six months period? [2018]

#4. The following three items are based on the graph given below which shows imports of three different types of steel over a period of six months of a year. Study the graph and answer the three items that follow. The figures in the brackets indicate the average cost per ton over six months period. By how much (measured in thousands of tons) did the import of sheet steel exceed the import of coil steel in the first three months of the year? [2018]

#5. The following graph indicates the composition of our tax revenue for a period of two decades : With reference to the above graph, which of the following is/are the most logical and rational inference/ inferences that can be made? 1. During the given period, the revenue from Direct Taxes as percentage of gross tax revenue has increased while that of Indirect Taxes decreased. 2. The trend in the revenue from Excise Duty demonstrates that the growth of manufacturing sector has been negative during the given period. Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#6. The following table gives the GDP growth rate and Tele- density data of different States of a country in a particular year. Study the table and answer the two items that follow.With reference to the above table, the following assumptions have been made: [2018] 1. Nowadays, prosperity of an already high performing State cannot be sustained without making further large investments in its telecom infrastructure. 2. Nowadays, a very high Tele-density is the most essential condition for promoting the business and economic growth in a State. Which of the above assumptions is/are valid?

#7. The following table gives the GDP growth rate and Tele- density data of different States of a country in a particular year. Study the table and answer the two items that follow. With reference to the above table, which of the following is/are the most logical and rational inference/inferences that can be made? [2018] 1. Higher per capita income is generally associated with higher Tele-density. 2. Higher GDP growth rate always ensures higher per capita income. 3. Higher GDP growth rate does not necessarily ensure higher Tele-density. Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#8. The graph given below indicates the changes in key policy rates made by the Central Bank several times in a year:[2018] Which one of the following can be the most likely reason for the Central Bank for such an action?

#9. Consider the following figures A and B: [2018] The manufacturing cost and projected sales for a product are shown in the above figures A and B respectively. What is the minimum number of pieces that should be manufactured to avoid a loss?

#10. Consider the following graph in which the birth rate and death rate of a country are given, and answer the two items that follow. Looking at the graph, it can be inferred that from 1990 to 2010 [2018]]

#11. Consider the following graph: [2018] Which one of the following statements is not correct with reference to the graph given above?

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