# XAT Data change over a period questions

## XAT 2020 Data change over a period questions

Instruction for set 1:

Read the information given below and answer the 3 associated questions.
During 2015-2019, the revenues of four companies P-S were as follows:

#### Question 1

Which of the given companies has seen the highest year-on-year growth (in percentage) in any single year during this five-year period?

Instruction for set 1:

Read the information given below and answer the 3 associated questions.
During 2015-2019, the revenues of four companies P-S were as follows:

#### Question 2

It was discovered later that one of the companies misreported its revenue of one of the years. If the misreported revenue is replaced by the correct revenue, the revenues of that company over the five-year period will be in an arithmetic progression. The company that misreported its revenue was

Instruction for set 1:

Read the information given below and answer the 3 associated questions.
During 2015-2019, the revenues of four companies P-S were as follows:

#### Question 3

During the period from 2014 to 2015, the revenue increased by 25% for three of the companies and by 50% for the remaining company. The total increase in revenue, for all four companies put together, was Rs. 125 lakhs.
Which of the following CANNOT be true?

## XAT 2015 Data change over a period questions

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions on the basis of information given below.

Twitter allows its users to post/share and read short messages known as tweets. Tweets can be of three types – Positive Tweets (in support), Negative Tweets (against) and Neutral Tweets. The following table presents the Number of Votes and Tweets received by certain political parties.

* Any party which has secured less than 2% of the total votes falls under ‘Other Parties’ category. For example, Party E secured less than 2% of total votes, in the year 2000.

Note: If the vote share (%age of total votes) of a party changes from 15% to 40%, gain in vote share would be 25% (= 40%, – 15%).

#### Question 1

Which of the following options correctly arranges the political parties in descending order of gain in vote share from the year 2005 to the year 2010?

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions on the basis of information given below.

Twitter allows its users to post/share and read short messages known as tweets. Tweets can be of three types – Positive Tweets (in support), Negative Tweets (against) and Neutral Tweets. The following table presents the Number of Votes and Tweets received by certain political parties.

* Any party which has secured less than 2% of the total votes falls under ‘Other Parties’ category. For example, Party E secured less than 2% of total votes, in the year 2000.

Note: If the vote share (%age of total votes) of a party changes from 15% to 40%, gain in vote share would be 25% (= 40%, – 15%).

#### Question 2

Which of the following parties received maximum number of “neutral tweets” in the year 2010?

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions on the basis of information given below.

Twitter allows its users to post/share and read short messages known as tweets. Tweets can be of three types – Positive Tweets (in support), Negative Tweets (against) and Neutral Tweets. The following table presents the Number of Votes and Tweets received by certain political parties.

* Any party which has secured less than 2% of the total votes falls under ‘Other Parties’ category. For example, Party E secured less than 2% of total votes, in the year 2000.

Note: If the vote share (%age of total votes) of a party changes from 15% to 40%, gain in vote share would be 25% (= 40%, – 15%).

#### Question 3

Between 2000 and 2010, in terms of gain in vote share which of the following cannot
be a possible value (approximated to one decimal place) for any party?

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions on the basis of information given below.

Twitter allows its users to post/share and read short messages known as tweets. Tweets can be of three types – Positive Tweets (in support), Negative Tweets (against) and Neutral Tweets. The following table presents the Number of Votes and Tweets received by certain political parties.

* Any party which has secured less than 2% of the total votes falls under ‘Other Parties’ category. For example, Party E secured less than 2% of total votes, in the year 2000.

Note: If the vote share (%age of total votes) of a party changes from 15% to 40%, gain in vote share would be 25% (= 40%, – 15%).

#### Question 4

In 2010, which of the following options has maximum difference between the vote share and tweet share?

## XAT 2014 Data change over a period questions

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions based on the given data on the tourism sector in India.

#### Question 1

In which of the following years the percentage increase in the number of Indians going abroad was greater than the percentage increase in the number of domestic tourists?

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions based on the given data on the tourism sector in India.

#### Question 2

In which of the following years was the rupee cheapest with respect to the dollar?

Instruction for set 1:

Answer the questions based on the given data on the tourism sector in India.

#### Question 3

Let ‘R’ be the ratio of Foreign Exchange Earnings from Tourism in India (in US \$ million) to Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India (in million). Assume that R increases linearly over the years. If we draw a pie chart of R for all the years, the angle subtended by the biggest sector in the pie chart would be approximately:

## XAT 2013 Data change over a period questions

Instruction for set 1:

#### Question 1

What is the ratio of the current account balance in 2010 to the current account balance in 2005?

Instruction for set 1:

#### Question 2

Read the statements given below:
l.Exports were more than imports in 2006
2.Imports were more than exports in 2009
3.Exports increased at faster rate than imports during the period 2005 to 2010
Which of the above statements is necessarily true?

Instruction for set 1:

#### Question 3

What was the approximate number of unemployed persons in 2006?

## XAT 2010 Data change over a period questions

Instruction for set 1:

Answer thequestions based on the data given in table 2

Cost and price data for Portland cement manufactured by Paharpur Cement and Bahsin Cement, for four consecutive quarters, are given in table 2:

Sales Revenue = Price × Sales Quantity
Profit = Sales Revenue – Cost
Profit Rate = Profit / Sales Quantity

#### Question 1

Profit rate of Paharpur Cement is more than the profit rate of Bahsin Cement in:

Instruction for set 1:

Answer thequestions based on the data given in table 2

Cost and price data for Portland cement manufactured by Paharpur Cement and Bahsin Cement, for four consecutive quarters, are given in table 2:

Sales Revenue = Price × Sales Quantity
Profit = Sales Revenue – Cost
Profit Rate = Profit / Sales Quantity

#### Question 2

If between Jan - Mar 2009 and Apr - Jun 2009 sales of Paharpur Cement increased from 543278 to 698236 and that of Bahsin Cement decreased from 526532 to 499874, then which of the following is true?

Instruction for set 1:

Answer thequestions based on the data given in table 2

Cost and price data for Portland cement manufactured by Paharpur Cement and Bahsin Cement, for four consecutive quarters, are given in table 2:

Sales Revenue = Price × Sales Quantity
Profit = Sales Revenue – Cost
Profit Rate = Profit / Sales Quantity

#### Question 3

If between Apr - Jun 2009 and Jul - Sept 2009 sales of Paharpur Cement increased by 2.25%, its profit increased by

Instruction for set 2:

based on the information given below.

The retail prices of flowers, consumer expenditure on flowers and sales of flowers for the calendar year 2009, in Phoolgaon, a small town with a population of 70000, is summarized in table 3:

#### Question 4

Compared to January, the sales of roses in July

Instruction for set 2:

based on the information given below.

The retail prices of flowers, consumer expenditure on flowers and sales of flowers for the calendar year 2009, in Phoolgaon, a small town with a population of 70000, is summarized in table 3:

#### Question 5

Compared to January, the price of carnations in December

Instruction for set 2:

based on the information given below.

The retail prices of flowers, consumer expenditure on flowers and sales of flowers for the calendar year 2009, in Phoolgaon, a small town with a population of 70000, is summarized in table 3:

#### Question 6

Compared to January, the total expenditure on carnations in March