Data Interpretation (DI) is a crucial topic in the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (LRDI) section of the CAT exam. To score well in this section, it is essential for CAT aspirants to be familiar with the types of DI questions that appear on the exam. One of the best ways to prepare for these questions is by reviewing previous years’ CAT DI questions. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive overview of CAT Previous Year Data Interpretation Questions, covering various question types and difficulty levels. By studying these questions, aspirants can get an idea of what to expect on the exam and develop strategies to solve them effectively.

CAT Data Interpretation Questions PDF

Download CAT Quant Questions PDF

Take Free Mock Test for CAT 2023

**Instructions (1 – 5):**Â Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.

The following bar graph represents the production, exports and per capita consumption of wheat in Sri Lanka for five years 2011 to 2015.

Consumption = Production â€“ Exports

Per capita consumption = $$\frac{consumption}{population}$$

**Question 1:** The ratio of exports to consumption is highest for which year?

a) 2011

b) 2012

c) 2013

d) 2014

**Question 2:** Which year saw the highest percentage change in production?

a) 2012

b) 2013

c) 2014

d) 2015

**Question 3:** The population of Sri Lanka was highest in which year?

a) 2014

b) 2013

c) 2015

d) 2012

**Question 4:** What was the population of Sri Lanka in 2013

a) 2.5 million

b) 2.5 lacs

c) 3 million

d) 3 lacs

**Question 5:** The percentage change in consumption is highest for which year?

a) 2012

b) 2014

c) 2015

d) It was same for two years

Download CAT 2023 Syllabus PDF

**Instructions (6 – 10):Â **In a film industry every movie belongs to one of the five genres Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror and Science Fiction. Also, every movie falls in one category Hit or Flop.

Following table shows the number of movies from each genre released in this movie industry in the year 2015.

Following table gives the hit and flop status of movies released in the year 2015 including those of a superstar called KRK.

**Question 6:** What is the total number of hit movies of KRK across the genres Comedy, Drama and Horror in the year 2015?

a) 36

b) 39

c) 42

d) 46

**Question 7:** What percentage of the total movies that released in the year 2015 were flops?

a) 49.25%

b) 55.65%

c) 62.33%

d) 66.48%

**Question 8:** What percentage of the total movies that released in the year 2015 were flops?

a) 49.25%

b) 55.65%

c) 62.33%

d) 66.48%

**Question 9:** Across how many genres were the number of hits more than the number of flops for the actor KRK?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

d) 4

**Question 10:** How many movies of KRK were flops across the genres Action, Horror and Science fiction?

a) 16

b) 23

c) 29

d) None of these

Preparation tips for CAT – Beginners

**Solutions forÂ CAT Previous Year Data Interpretation Questions:**

**Solutions (1 – 5):**

**1) Answer (D)**

In 2011

Production = 200, Exports = 110 so consumption = 90

In 2012

Production = 240, Exports = 130 so consumption = 120

In 2013

Production = 220, Exports = 120 so consumption = 100

In 2014,

Production = 300, Exports = 170 so consumption = 130

In 2015

Production = 250, Exports = 140 so consumption = 110

Clearly the required ratio is highest for 2014.

**2) Answer (C)**

In 2011

Production = 200

In 2012

Production = 240

In 2013

Production = 220

In 2014,

Production = 300

In 2015

Production = 250

So the percentage change in production is highest for the year 2014.

**3) Answer (A)**

Population = Consumption/per capita consumption

In 2011

Consumption = 90, Per capita consumption = 40

In 2012

Consumption = 120, Per capita consumption = 50

In 2013

Consumption = 100, Per capita consumption = 40

In 2014,

Consumption = 130, Per capita consumption = 30

In 2015

Consumption = 110, Per capita consumption = 50

Clearly, this ratio is highest for the year 2014.

**4) Answer (A)**

In 2013

Consumption = 100, Per capita consumption = 40

So required population = 100/40 = 2.5 million.

**5) Answer (B)**

In 2011

Production = 200, Exports = 110 so consumption = 90

In 2012

Production = 240, Exports = 130 so consumption = 110

In 2013

Production = 220, Exports = 120 so consumption = 100

In 2014,

Production = 300, Exports = 170 so consumption = 130

In 2015

Production = 250, Exports = 140 so consumption = 110

So the percentage change in consumption is highest for the year 2014.

Download Quantitative Ability for CAT

**Solutions (6 – 10):**

We fill the following table to answer this data interpretation set.

As we know the total number of movies in each category, we can find the hit movies in each category as the % given in the first row second table * number of movies.

Flop movies = Total Movies – Hit Movies

Flop movies by KRK = % given in 3rd row * Flop Movies

Total movies by KRK = Flop Movies / (1 – % given in second row)

Hit movies by KRK = Total movies by KRK – Flop movies by KRK

**6) Answer (A)**

**7) Answer (C)**

**8) Answer (D)**

**9) Answer (B)**

**10) Answer (C)**

[…] Previous year Data Interpretation QuestionsÂ – 15th February, 2018 […]