### IIFT 2017 Question Paper Question 103

Instructions

India has 13 major ports, out of which 6 ports are located in Eastern Coast and 6 ports are in Western Coast of India. 13th port is at Port Blair, located in Andaman & Nicobar Island, which has negligible cargo traffic: Table below provides the traffic data bandied by 12 major ports (thousand tonnes) of India for the period 2011-12 to 2015-16. Based on the table, answer the questions:

Question 103

# Which of the following port has registered the third highest growth in traffic (000) from year2011-12 to 2015-16?

Solution

Ports with growth in traffic are Kolkata, Paradip, Kamarajar, Chidambaranar, Kochin, New Mangalore, Mumbai and Kandla.

From year 2011-12 to year 2015-16,

Growth for Kolkata = 7000Â  Â

Growth for Kamarajar = 17000

Growth for Chidambaranar = 9000

Growth for Kochin = 2000

Growth for New Mangalore = 3000

Growth for Mumbai = 5000

Growth for Kandla = 17500

Since all values are approximate, port with third highest growth is either Kandla or Kamarajar whichever is lower.

Actual Growth for Kamarajar = 17250

Actual Growth for Kandla = 17550Â

Hence Kamarajar is the port with 3rd highest growth rate.