Data Interpretation - Table Charts

Study the following table and answer the questions based on it.

Number of Candidates Appeared, Qualified and Selected in a Competitive Examination from Five States Delhi, H.P, U.P, Punjab and Haryana Over the Years 1994 to 1998

Year Delhi H.P U.P Punjab Haryana
AppQualSel AppQualSel AppQualSel AppQualSel AppQualSel
1997800085094780081082750072078820068085640070075
1998480050048750080065560062085680060070710065075
1999750064082740056070480040048650052565520035055
2000950085090880092086700065070780072084640054060
2001900080070720085075850095080570048560450060075

1. 

For which state the average number of candidates selected over the years is the maximum?

A. Delhi
B. H.P
C. U.P
D. Punjab

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The average number of candidates selected over the given period for various states are:

For Delhi = 94 + 48 + 82 + 90 + 70 = 384 = 76.8.
5 5

For H.P. = 82 + 65 + 70 + 86 + 75 = 378 = 75.6.
5 5

For U.P. = 78 + 85 + 48 + 70 + 80 = 361 = 72.2.
5 5

For Punjab = 85 + 70 + 65 + 84 + 60 = 364 = 72.8.
5 5

For Haryana = 75 + 75 + 55 + 60 + 75 = 340 = 68.
5 5

Clearly, this average is maximum for Delhi.


2. 

The percentage of candidates qualified from Punjab over those appeared from Punjab is highestin the year?

A. 1997
B. 1998
C. 1999
D. 2000

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The percentages of candidates qualified from Punjab over those appeared from Punjab during different years are:

For 1997 = ( 680 x 100 ) % = 8.29%.
8200

For 1998 = ( 600 x 100 ) % = 8.82%.
6800

For 1999 = ( 525 x 100 ) % = 8.08%.
6500

For 2000 = ( 720 x 100 ) % = 9.23%.
7800

For 2001 = ( 485 x 100 ) % = 8.51%.
5700

Clearly, this percentage is highest for the year 2000.


3. 

In the year 1997, which state had the lowest percentage of candidates selected over the candidates appeared?

A. Delhi
B. H.P
C. U.P
D. Punjab

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The percentages of candidates selected over the candidates appeared in 1997, for various states are:

(i) For Delhi = ( 94 x 100 ) % = 1.175%.
8000

(ii) For H.P. = ( 82 x 100 ) % = 1.051%.
7800

(iii) For U.P. = ( 78 x 100 ) % = 1.040%.
7500

(iv) For Punjab ( 85 x 100 ) % = 1.037%.
8200

(v) For Haryana ( 75 x 100 ) % = 1.172%.
6400

Clearly, this percentage is lowest for Punjab.


4. 

The number of candidates selected from Haryana during the period under review is approximately what percent of the number selected from Delhi during this period?

A. 79.5%
B. 81%
C. 84.5%
D. 88.5%

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Required percentage
= [ (75 + 75 + 55 + 60 + 75) x 100 ] %
(94 + 48 + 82 + 90 + 70)
= [ 340 x 100 ] %
384
= 88.54%
~= 88.5%


5. 

The percentage of candidates selected from U.P over those qualified from U.P is highest in the year?

A. 1997
B. 1998
C. 1999
D. 2001

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The percentages of candidates selected from U.P. over those qualified from U.P. during different years are:

For 1997 = ( 78 x 100 ) % = 10.83%.
720

For 1998 = ( 85 x 100 ) % = 13.71%.
620

For 1999 = ( 48 x 100 ) % = 12%.
400

For 2000 = ( 70 x 100 ) % = 10.77%.
650

For 2001 = ( 80 x 100 ) % = 8.42%.
950

Clearly, this percentage is highest for the year 1998.