Data Interpretation UPSC Questions

Data Interpretation MCQ Questions

1.

Consider the four age pyramids given below namely A, B, C and D representing four different countries.

Which one of them indicates the declining population?

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A.

A

B.

B

C.

C

D.

D

ANSWER :

C. C

2.

The following figure has four curves namely A, B, C and D. Study the figure and answer the item that follows.

Which curve indicates the exponential growth?

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A.

A

B.

B

C.

C

D.

D

ANSWER :

D. D

3.

Directions for the following 2 questions
The following pie charts show the break up of disease categories recorded in the patients from two towns. Town A and Town B. Pie charts plot the disease categories as percentage of the total number of patients. Based on these, answer the two items that follow the charts.
Distribution of diseases in Town - A
 
Distribution of diseases in Town - B

Which of the towns has a higher number of persons with Diabetes?

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A.

Town A

B.

Town B

C.

Same in Town A and Town B

D.

No inference can be drawn

ANSWER :

D. No inference can be drawn

4.

What can we say about persons with more than one disease from these graphs ?

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A.

There are likely to be persons with more than one disease in Town A.

B.

There are likely to be persons with more than one disease in Town B.

C.

There are likely to be persons with more than one disease in both Towns A and B.

D.

No inference can be drawn

ANSWER :

B. There are likely to be persons with more than one disease in Town B.

5.

Consider the following distance time graph. The graph shows three athletes A, B and C running side by side for a 30 km race.

With reference to the above graph, consider the following statements:
1. The race was won by A
2. B was ahead of A up to 25 km mark.
3. C ran very slowly from the beginning.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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A.

1 only

B.

1 and 2 only

C.

2 and 3 only

D.

1, 2 and 3

ANSWER :

B. 1 and 2 only

6.

Directions for the following 3 items
During a party, a person was exposed to contaminated water. A few days later, he developed fever and loose motions. He suffered for some days before going to a doctor for treatment. On starting the treatment, he soon become better and recovered completely a few days later. The following graph shows different phases of the person's disease condition as regions A, B, C, D and E of the curve. Which region/regions of the curve correspond/corresponds to incubation phase of the infection?

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A.

A only

B.

B only

C.

B and C

D.

No part of the curve indicates the incubation phase

ANSWER :

A. A only