Data Analysis & comparison Questions for the CAT exam are part of the DILR section in the CAT exam. Through Data Analysis & comparison questions, aspirants are asked to analyze data and compare data. The difficulty level of the Data Analysis & comparison questions can be moderate to difficult.

**CAT Data Analysis & comparision Practice questions for the CAT exam**

**Question 1: **Directions for questions 1 to 4: Refer to the following bar graph and solve the questions based on it.

The following bar chart shows the monthly expenditure of a family comprising of five persons over a period of seven months during three different years.

**Q 1**. In any of the given years, which month sees the maximum percentage increase in expenses with respect to the previous month?

(a) Feburary

(b) March

(c) April

(d) June

**Answers :**C

**Q 2.** What is the average monthly expenditure of the whole family in the year 2000?

(a) `314000

(b) `315000

(c) `316000

(d) Cannot be determined

**Answers :** D

**Q 3.** In April 2000, what was the percentage increase in expenditure over April 1999?

(a) 1.2%

(b) 2%

(c) 6%

(d) 9.4%

**Answers **: A

**Q 4.** Which period has shown the same change in trend across all the given three years?

(a) February-March

(b) May-June

(c) March-April

(d) January-February

**Answers **: C

**Must-do Data Analysis & comparision questions for the CAT exam**

**Question 2:**Directions for questions 1 to 4: Refer to the following bar graph and solve the based on it.

The bar chart given below represents top 10 exporters and their export value (in billion $) in 2008.

**Q 1.**If India also joins the top ten exporters list by becoming the 11th largest exporter, then what will be the effect on the average exports of these 11 countries; provided the export value of India is $ 10 billion?

(a) The average will increase by 1 billion dollars

(b) The average will decrease by 1 billion dollars

(c) The average will increase by 1.1 billion dollars

(d) None of these

**Answer**: D

**Q 2.** The ratio of exports between Spain and Japan is (approximately)

(a) 3 : 4

(b) 19 : 15

(c) 15 : 19

(d) 4 : 5

**Answer:** D

**Q 3**. What is the average export of all the countries in billion dollars for the year 2008?

(a) 77.66

(b) 76.76

(c) 76.67

(d) Cannot be determined

**Answer:** D

**Q 4.** If the exchange rate per dollar is `43 then find the difference between the values of exports by Hong Kong and UK in Rupee.

(a) 28.179 × 109

(b) 28.179 × 1010

(c) 28.079 × 1010

(d) 28.079 × 1011

**Answer: **D

**Most Important Data Analysis & comparison Question for CAT**

**Questions 3:**Directions for questions 1 to 4: Refer to the following bar graph and solve the based on it.

Amount of production and sales by a company over the years (in lacs tonnes)

**Q 1**. What is the difference between the sales of 1993 and 1995 (in thousand tonnes)?

(a) 1000

(b) 50

(c) 100

(d) 500

**Answer:** C

**Q 2.** Total sales of 1991 and 1992 together are approximately what percentage of the sales in 1994?

(a) 120%

(b) 100%

(c) 50%

(d) 200%

**Answer:** A

**Q 3**. What is the approximate percentage increase in production from 1993 to 1994?

(a) 20%

(b) 33%

(c) 70%

(d) 100%

**Answer:** B

**Q 4.** The percentage of sales to production is maximum in which of the following years?

(a) 1992

(b) 1994

(c) 1996

(d) 1991

**Answer:** C

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**Question 4:**Directions for questions 1 to 4: Refer to the following bar graph and solve the based on it.

The following bar chart gives the cumulative percentage of five different types of bikes produced by Kajaj during the given two years:

Total Bikes produced in 2006 is 4,50,000.

Total bikes produced in 2007 is 520,000.

**Q 1.**What is the difference in the production of the C type bikes between 2006 and 2007?

(a) 5,000

(b) 7,500

(c) 10,000

(d) None of these

**Answer:** D

**Q 2. **If 85% of the E type bikes produced during 2006 and 2007 are being sold by the company, then how many E type bikes are left unsold?

(a) 1,42,800

(b) 21,825

(c) 29,100

(d) 21,300

**Answer:** D

**Q 3**. What is the approximate percentage share of the A type bikes in the total production of (2007 + 2006)?

(a) 11

(b) 13

(c) 15

(d) 9

**Answer:** B

**Q 4.** In the case of which of the following types of bikes is the percentage increase from 2006 to 2007 the maximum?

(a) A

(c) D

(b) E

(d) B

**Answer:** C

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