# Data Sufficiency UPSC Questions

## Data Sufficiency MCQ Questions

1.

Consider the Question and two Statements given below in respect of three cities P. and R in a State:
Question: How far is city P from city Q?
Statement-1 City Q is 18 km from city R
Statement-2 City P is 43 km from city R.
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Question and the Statements?

UPSC - 2022

A.

Statement-I alone is sufficient to answer the Question

B.

Statement-2 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

C.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are sufficient to answer the Question

D.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

D. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

2.

Six persons A, B, C, D, E and P are sitting equidistant from each other around a circular table (facing the centre of the table).
Consider the Question and two Statements given below :
Question: Who is sitting on the immediate left of A?
Statement-1: B is sitting opposite to C and D is sitting opposite to E.
Statement-2: F is sitting on the immediate left of B
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Question and the Statements?

UPSC - 2022

A.

Statement-1 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

B.

Statement-2 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

C.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are sufficient to answer the Question

D.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

D. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

3.

Consider the Question and two Statements given below:
Question : What is the age of Manisha?
Statement-1: Manisha is 24 years younger than her mother.
Statement-2: 5 years later, the ages of Manisha and her mother will be in the ratio 3:5
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Question and the Statements?

UPSC - 2022

A.

Statement-1 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

B.

Statement-2 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

C.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are sufficient to answer the Question

D.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

C. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are sufficient to answer the Question

4.

Six lectures A, B, C, D, E and F, each of one hour duration, are scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Consider the Question and two Statements given below:
Question: Which lecture is in the third period?
Statement-1: Lecture F is preceded by A and followed by C
Statement-2: There is no lecture after lecture B
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Question and the Statements?

UPSC - 2022

A.

Statement-1 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

B.

Statement-2 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

C.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are sufficient to answer the Question

D.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

D. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

5.

Consider the Question and two Statements given below:
Question: Is x an integer?
Statement-1: x/3 is not an integer.
Statement-2: 3x is an integer.
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Question and the Statements?

UPSC - 2022

A.

Statement-1 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

B.

Statement-2 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

C.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are sufficient to answer the Question

D.

Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

D. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

6.

A five-storeyed building with floors from I to V is painted using four different colours and only one colour is used to paint a floor.
Consider the following statements:
1. The middle three floors are painted in different colours.
2. The second (II) and the fourth (IV) floors are painted in different colours.
3. The first (1) and the fifth (V) floors are painted red. To ensure that any two consecutive floors have different colours

UPSC - 2019

A.

Only statement 2 is sufficient

B.

Only statement 3 is sufficient

C.

Statement 1 is not sufficient, but statement 1 along with statement 2 is sufficient

D.

Statement 3 is not sufficient, but statement 3 along with statement 2 is sufficient