SBI PO Mains 20202021: Important Data Interpretation Questions with Answers
Archana ShandilyaFor cracking SBI PO Mains 2020 Exam, candidates must practice the most important Data Interpretation Questions which covers the 35 marks of the exam. Candidates need to cover this section in 45 minutes. Data Interpretation is one of the scoring sections of SBI PO Mains Exam. The concepts of Ratio & Proportion, Averages and Percentages are used in this section. So, in this article we have compiled the most important Data Analysis and Interpretation Questions that have maximum chances of coming in SBI PO Mains 2020 Exam.
SBI PO Mains 2020: Important Data Interpretation Questions with Answers 

Direction (15): Study the following Radar graph carefully and answer the questions given below it.
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Percentage of Marks Obtained by Various Students in Various specialisations in an Examination
Maximum Marks in each Specialisation = 100
1. What is approximate overall percentage obtained by Y in the examination?
a) 78 %
b) 69 %
c) 75 %
d) 66.66 %
e) 65 %
Answer: (d)
Explanation: Marks obtained by Y (in %)
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2. What is the difference in the marks obtained by X in Supply chain and Operations together and the marks obtained by Z in the same specialisations?
a) 20
b) 25
c) 15
d) 30
e) None of these
Answer: (e)
Explanation: Marks obtained by X in Operations and Supply chain = 30 + 90 = 120
Marks obtained by Z in operations and supply chain = 40 + 70 = 110
Difference = 120  110 = 10
3. The marks obtained by W in Retail management are what per cent of the marks obtained by W in Finance?
a) 71 %
b) 55 %
c) 50 %
d) 60 %
e) None of these
Answer: (a)
Explanation: Marks obtained by W in Retail management = 50
Marks obtained by W in Finance = 70
Required % = 50/70 * 100 ≈ 71 %
4. What is the overall percentage of marks obtained by Z in Human resource and Retail management together?
a) 73
b) 72
c) 75
d) 68
e) None of these
Answer: (c)
Explanation: Total marks obtained = 60 + 90 = 150
Total marks = 200
Percentage marks = 150/200 * 100 = 75%
5. What is the average mark obtained by all the students together in Marketing?
a) 77.16
b) 72.50
c) 75.6
d) 80.56
e) None of these
Answer: (b)
Explanation: Average marks of all students in marketing
Directions (610): Study the table carefully to answer the questions that follow.
Per annum income of six men and the percentage break up their spending pattern 

Person 
Per Annum 
Percentage break up of spending pattern 

Income (Rs. in Lakhs) 
Food 
Clothing 
Entertainment 
Health 
Savings 
Misc. 

Radhika 
4.10 
21.8 
14.6 
20.4 
16.4 
14.5 
12.3 
Shweta 
4.50 
20.9 
15.7 
15.6 
11.4 
15.3 
21.1 
Anaya 
3.9 
14.3 
16.6 
18.5 
21.5 
16.4 
12.7 
Vinita 
4.00 
18.6 
14.5 
18.7 
21.5 
16.2 
10.5 
Anita 
3.50 
17.8 
12.8 
19.5 
21.0 
18.2 
10.7 
Sanya 
3.40 
12.0 
18.6 
10.5 
18.2 
22.4 
18.3 
6. What is the total amount of savings of all the persons together?
a) Rs. 396920
b) Rs. 342524
c) Rs. 389520
d) Rs. 356625
e) None of these
Answer: (a)
Explanation:
Radhika ⇒ (4.10 ×14.5)/100 = Rs. 0.5945 lakh
Shweta ⇒ (4.50 ×15.3)/100 = Rs. 0.6885 lakh
Anaya ⇒ (3.9 ×16.4)/100 = Rs. 0.6396 lakh
Vinita ⇒ (4 ×16.2)/100 = Rs. 0.648 lakh
Anita ⇒ (3.50 ×18.2)/100 = Rs. 0.6370 lakh
Sanya ⇒ (3.40 × 22.4)/100 = Rs. 0.7616 lakh
Total savings
= Rs. (0.5945 + 0.6885 + 0.6396 + 0.648 + 0.6370 + 0.7616) lakh
= Rs. 3.9692 lakh = Rs. 396920
7. Who spends the maximum amount on Clothing?
a) Radhika
b) Sanya
c) Shweta
d) Anaya
e) None of these
Answer: (c)
Explanation: Amount spends on Clothing by:
Shweta → Rs. ((4.5 × 15.7)/100) lakh = Rs. 0.7065 lakh
He spends maximum amount on Clothing.
8. What is the respective ratio of total amount spent by Radhika on Food and Entertainment together to the total amount spends by Anaya on the same?
a) 156 : 211
b) 217 : 253
c) 253 : 217
d) 211 : 156
e) None of these
Answer: (d)
Explanation: Amount spends by Radhika on:
Food →(21.8 × 4.10)/100 = Rs. 0.8938 lakh
Entertainment →(20.4 × 4.10)/100 = Rs. 0.8364 lakh
Total amount = Rs. (0.8938 + 0.8364) lakh
= Rs. 1.7302 lakh
Amount spends by Anaya on:
Food →(3.9 ×14.3)/100 = Rs. 0.5577 lakh
Entertainment →(18.5 ×3.9)/100 = Rs. 0.7215 lakh
Total amount = Rs. (0.5577 + 0.7215) lakh
= Rs. 1.2792
Required ratio = 1.7302 : . 1.2792 = 211 : 156.
9. Amount spent by Sanya on health is what per cent of the total amount spend by all the men together on Health? (rounded off to two digits after decimal)
a) 16.24
b) 14.60
c) 19.04
d) 12.35
e) None of the above
Answer: (b)
Explanation: Amount spends on health by:
Sanya → Rs. ((3.40 × 18.2)/100) lakh
= Rs. 0.6188 lakh
Similarly:
Radhika → Rs. 0.6724 lakh
Shweta → Rs. 0.5130 lakh
Anaya → Rs. 0.8385 lakh
Vinita → 0.86 lakh
Anita → Rs. 0.735 lakh
Total expenditure on health
= Rs. (0. 6188 + 0.6724 + 0.5130 + 0.8385 + 0.86 + 0.735) lakh
= Rs. 4.2377 lakh
∴ Required percentage =0. 6188/4.2377 ×100 = 14.60%
10. Per annum income of Anita is approximately what per cent of total per annum income of all the persons together?
a) 10
b) 22
c) 27
d) 19
e) 15
Answer: (e)
Explanation: Total annual income
= Rs. (4.10 + 4.5 + 3.9 + 4 + 3.5 + 3.4) lakhs
= Rs. 23.4 lakhs
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Directions (1115): Study the following Picharts and answer the questions below.
Allocation for Welfare of Defence, Subsidies, Others, Education, Industry and Public Sector Banks (PSBS)
11. What is the difference between the budget allocated for Defence in 201617 and the subsidies in 201718?
a) 17500 cr
b) 17400 cr
c) 17800 cr
d) 14,800 cr
e) 17200 cr
Answer: (d)
Explanation:
12. What is the approximate percentage increase in the budget allocated for education in 201718 from the previous year?
a) 30%
b) 29%
c) 26 %
d) 25%
e) 27%
Answer: (d)
Explanation:
13. What is the average budget allocated for the subsidies, Defence and Public sector banks across in 201718?
a) 92442
b) 84884
c) 89532
d) 85382
e) 94224
Answer: (b)
Explanation:
14. What is the total budget allocated under education and industry in 201718?
a) 386371
b) 369264
c) 392358
d) 372569
e) 301879
Answer: (b)
Explanation: Required number = 226080 + 143184 = 369264
15. By approximately how much percent is the budget allocated for others has increased from previous year?
a) 14%
b) 8%
c) 9 %
d) 10%
e) None of these
Answer: (c)
Explanation:
Directions (1620): Study the table and answer the given questions.
Data related to salary structure of five individuals from different organizations for the month of April
Individuals 
Basic Salary 
Total Allowance 
Total Deduction 
Net Salary 
A 
Rs. 43600 
Rs. 57200 
 
 
B 
 
 
Rs. 8700 
Rs. 51700 
C 
Rs. 20800 
Rs. 24800 
Rs. 5600 
Rs. 40000 
D 
Rs. 22400 
Rs. 27600 
 
 
E 
 
Rs. 43200 
Rs. 11400 
 
(i) Total deduction = Provident Fund Deduction (which is 10% of basic salary) + other deductions
(ii) Net salary = Basic salary + Total allowance  Total deduction
(iii) Few values are missing in the table (indicated by). A candidate is expected to calculate the missing value, if it is required to answer the given question, on the basis of the given data and information.
16. If other deductions of A were Rs. 9440, then what was his net salary?
a) Rs. 92500
b) Rs. 83500
c) Rs. 87000
d) Rs. 91500
e) Rs. 92000
Answer: (c)
Explanation: We know that,
Net salary = Basic salary + Total allowance  Total deduction
Total deduction = PF deduction (10% of basic salary) + other deduction
= 10% of 43600 + 9440 = 4360 + 9440 = 13800
Net salary = 43600 + 57200  13800 = Rs. 87000
17. If B’s total allowance was Rs. 6000 more than his basic salary, what was his total allowance?
a) Rs. 37000
b) Rs. 37500
c) Rs. 36000
d) Rs. 36600
e) Rs. 33200
Answer: (e)
Explanation: Let the basic salary of B be Rs. x
∴ Total allowance of B is Rs. (x + 6000)
Net salary = Basic salary + Total allowance  Total deduction
⇒ 25850 = x + x + 6000  8700
⇒ 51700 = 2x  1350 ⇒ 2x = 25850 + 1350
⇒ 2x = 54400
⇒ x = Rs. 27200
∴ Total allowance of B is 27200 + 6000 = Rs. 33200.
18. If the respective ratio of Provident Fund deduction and other deductions of D was 7 : 13, then what was D’s other deduction?
a) Rs. 4160
b) Rs. 4080
c) Rs. 4120
d) Rs. 4160
e) Rs. 3980
Answer: (d)
Explanation: Let the PF deduction and other deduction of D be 7x and 13x
It is given that, 10% of 22400 = PF deduction
⇒ 10/100×22400 = PF deduction
⇒ PF deduction = Rs. 2240
∴ Other deduction of D =13x/7x×2240 = Rs. 4160
20. Basic salary of D is approximately what per cent more than the basic salary of C?
a) 8%
b) 9%
c) 10%
d) 12%
e) None of these
Answer: (a)
Explanation:
20. If other deductions of E were Rs. 8000, what was his net salary?
a) Rs. 72500
b) Rs. 72900
c) Rs. 69700
d) Rs. 72700
e) Rs. 65800
Answer: (e)
Explanation: Total deduction of T = PF deduction + 8000
Let the basic salary of T be Rs. x
So, 11400 = 10% of x + 8000
⇒ x/10 = 11400  8000
⇒ x/10=3400
⇒ x = Rs. 34000
Net salary = 34000 + 43200  11400 = 38600  5700 = Rs. 65800
Directions (2125): Refer to the graph and answer the given questions.
21. The project handled by firm can be broadly classified into types: infrastructural projects and noninfrastructural projects. If the average number of noninfrastructural projects handled by firm Jaypee group in 2012 and 2013 is 57, then what is the total number of infrastructural projects handled by the same firm in 2012 and 2013 together?
a) 104
b) 118
c) 102
d) 111
e) 112
Answer: (d)
Explanation: Number of non infrastructural projects handled by firm Jaypee group in 2012 and 2013 = 57 × 2 = 114
Number of infrastructural projects handled by firm Jaypee in 2012 and 2013 = (160 + 65) 114 = 111.
22. What is the difference between the total number of projects handled by firm L&T in 2012 and 2013 together and total number of projects handled by firm Jaypee group in 2014 and 2016 together?
a) 60
b) 50
c) 80
d) 75
e) 70
Answer: (d)
Explanation: Total number of projects handled by firm L&T in 2012 and 2013 together = 90 + 115 = 205
Total number of projects handled by firm Jaypee group in 2014 and 2016 together = 105 + 175 = 280
∴ Required difference = 280  205 = 75 .
23. Out of the total number of projects handled by firm L&T in 2014 and 2015 together, 30% were infrastructural projects. What was the total number of infrastructural projects handled by firm L&T in 2014 and 2015 together?
a) 148
b) 132
c) 128
d) 136
e) 152
Answer: (e)
Explanation: Number of infrastructural projects handled by firm L&T in 2014 and 2015 together = 30% of (180 + 125) =30/100×305 =151.5 or 152.
24. Number of projects handled by firm Jaypee group decreased by what per cent from 2013 to 2015?
a) 48%
b) 45%
c) 52%
d) 41%
e) None of these
Answer: (d)
Explanation:
Number of projects handled by firm Jaypee group in 2013 = 160
Number of projects handled by firm Jaypee group in 2015 = 95
25. If the number of projects handled by firm L&T increased by 20% from 2016 to 2017 and by 15% from 2017 to 2018, then what was the number of projects handled by firm L& T in 2018?
a) 207
b) 302
c) 284
d) 196
e) 198
Answer: (a)
Explanation:
Directions (2630): Study the following graph and table carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Percentage of male, female and children in Delhi suffering from Tuberculosis in various years
Total number of males, females and children in the state over the years 

Years 
Males 
Females 
Children 
2010 
108000 
76000 
30000 
2011 
150000 
128000 
42000 
2012 
126000 
120000 
24000 
2013 
132000 
108000 
32000 
2014 
140000 
136000 
40000 
2015 
156000 
150000 
90000 
26. What was the approximately average of males, females, and children in the year 2013 suffering from tuberculosis?
a) 22683
b) 32795
c) 22867
d) 25734
e) 22787
Answer: (d)
Explanation:
27. The number of males suffering from tuberculosis in the year 2015 was what percent of the males not suffering from tuberculosis in the same year?
a) 55
b) 70
c) 50.5
d) 60
e) None of these
Answer: (d)
Explanation:
28. What was the respective ratio of the females suffering from Tuberculosis in the year 2012 to the males suffering from Tuberculosis in the year 2014?
a) 48 : 77
b) 21 : 65
c) 15 : 73
d) 8 : 7
e) None of these
Answer: (a)
Explanation:
29. What is the difference between the number of females suffering from Tuberculosis and children suffering from Tuberculosis together in the year 2012 and the number of males suffering from Tuberculosis in the same year?
a) 10475
b) 15745
c) 10950
d) 15075
e) None of these
Answer: (c)
Explanation:
30. What was the total number of children not suffering from tuberculosis in the year 2010 and 2011 together?
a) 61350
b) 61560
c) 63300
d) 61650
e) None of these
Answer: (c)
Explanation: