How To Prepare Data Interpretation for IBPS Clerk Exam: Data interpretation refers to the process of determining the significance of important information, such as survey results, experimental findings, observations or narrative reports. Interpreting data is an important critical thinking skill, that helps you comprehend textbooks, graphs, charts, and tables. Dear aspirants, today we are providing you the Important Tips to solve the Data Interpretation section, so that you can prepare for the exam in much better way:
- First of all, read the question and as per the name, Data Interpretation says, try to interrupt in the question, e., to solve the question, you should have detailed idea about the data/graph.
- Before solving the question, you MUST always read and understand it properly.
- Most of us don’t consider the units while solving the given question. Check the units such as: Grams, Kilograms, Meters, Centimeters etc., properly. Sometimes you may have to convert the values from one unit into another before performing your calculation.
- Check the legend properly. If it is a graph, then check X and Y axis properly.
- Try to avoid using pen & paper for small information. You need to develop your calculation skills upto that level so that you can make simple calculations in your mind only and for this you need to practice more and more.
- Sometimes you can get the answer with a glance at given options(By using Hit & Trial method) and if it works, then you can save enough time for next questions.
For example:If production volume, Unit price and Unit Cost are given for a particular product. Then we can solve it as follows(assume these used values in solution are already given in question):
Question:At what volume, will the contribution be maximum?
a.2,000 units b. 3,000 units
4,000 units d. 5,000 units
Solution: Using the options,
a. 2,000 units, C = 2,000 x 30 = Rs. 60,000
b. 3,000 units, C = 3,000 x 20 = Rs. 60,000
c. 4,000 units, C = 4,000 x 20 = Rs. 80,000
d. 5,000 units, C = 5,000 x 15 = Rs. 60,000
- Most of us don’t solve all the questions in Data Interpretation. So, if you want to be unique among the crowd, then work smartly and don’t mess-up by attempting all the questions.
- Your main focus should be on accuracy with speed. For this, try to solve all types of questions while practicing; this will not confuse you in the exam.
Most frequently asked graphs from Data Interpretation:
- Bar-Diagram
- Line Graphs
- Pie Chart
- Tables
- Mixed Graphs
- Para Graphs
- Radar Graphs
Note: Also, questions from Ratio, Average and Percentage are commonly asked in exam. So, you need to be clear with their fundamental concepts too.
Important Points:
- The Key of Quantitative Aptitude Paper is the numeric ability(percentage, ratio, etc..) if you are perfect in solving problems quickly with mathematical formulae you easily score more marks in the paper in lesser time.
- The syllabus of IBPS Clerk prelims is very vast.So there is very much need to prepare this section very well as it has some tricky questions as well.
- These are easy questions but require fast computational ability.
- The adequate number of candidates will be shortlisted for the mains examination. So prepare your studies very well. Make sure that the marking scheme possesses the negative marking as well wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. So attempt only those questions, which provide a surety factor to a question. The questions in which there is no assurance, skip those questions.
- Don’t waste time on a single Question, go to the next within a time frame.
- Attempt those questions firstly in which you are sure for the answer to save time for other sections. Remaining Questions will test your IQ level, guess answers for them, but in that too you should have 60% surety at least.
- Each Candidate must get the minimum score in each section with a total of the minimum score, then only, the participants will be qualified for Interview.
- There are cut-offs for each of the section, which is always decided by the conducting body. Candidates need to score the sectional and overall cut-off in order to qualify for the next phase.
- Reservation applicable for all category, in which General candidates required obtaining average ¼ standard deviation and Reserved candidates must obtain average ¾.
- Following tabular representation is showing the approximate weightage of Quantitative Aptitude section:
Aptitude Topics for Prelims | Weightage of Ques. |
Data Interpretation |
5 – 10 |
Quadratic Equations | 2 – 5 |
Number Series for IBPS | 2 – 5 |
Mensuration | 1 – 3 |
Profit & Loss and Time & Work | 1 – 3 |
Simplification | 1 – 3 |
Ratio and Proportion | 1 – 2 |
Percentage | 1 – 2 |
Number Series for IBPS | 0 – 5 |
Data Sufficiency | 0 – 5 |
Mixture Problems | 1 – 2 |
You need to give more emphasis on Data Interpretation as this is the most important section for Prelims and Mains both! Note: In quantitative aptitude section you can see at least 1 or 2 data interpretation sets each having 5 questions. In IBPS Clerk Mains Exam, there are 40 questions(in Pre Exam it has 35 questions) from Quantitative Aptitude section.So if you solve at-least two sets of DI correct, then you can surely pass with minimum cut-off marks.
Example: Direction: Study the following Graph carefully and answer the questions given below:
Units of Raw Material Manufactured and Sold by a Company Over the Years ( Units in Crores )
- What is the average number of units sold over the years?
- a)440000000
- b)4400000
- c)440000
- d)44000000
- e)None of these
Solution: Ans :(4) 44000000
Keep in mind that you are not alone and competition is very tough and large number of candidates apply for IBPS Exam every year. So for IBPS Clerk Exam, work hard and practice more to get success, with minimum time and maximum accuracy. If you wish to be updated regarding the banking exam notifications, study material, and other details, download gradeup app. It provides the free mock test, quiz, question papers, notes, &all the updates for various competitive exams.
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