How to Prepare Pie Chart for CLAT Exam 2022 - 2023? Check Pie Chart Questions with Explanation

By Aman Prakash|Updated : October 26th, 2021

Pie Chart questions are a part of the DI section of CLAT Exam. Data Interpretation questions check your analyzing and calculation skills. The key to solving DI & Pie Chart questions is to identify the important values, convert all the data into important information related to which questions are asked. Exam experts have curated a comprehensive strategy to prepare pie chart questions and solve them successfully. 

Remembering tables, squares, cubes etc. will help you in improving the calculations & you will be able to solve the problems quickly. Shortcut tricks, direct formulas, Vedic maths can be helpful in increasing the speed of calculation. Try to do calculations in mind. It can be a better strategy to save time. The best way to calculate in mind is by using the approximate values for the given data. 

Let's now discuss the Pie Chart in detail. 


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What is Pie Chart?

Pie Chart is an important topic under the Quantitative Techniques section of CLAT & other Law entrance exams. Pie Chart is a circular form of Data representation. In this, the circle is divided into sectors either per cent-wise or degree-wise. In the per cent-wise division, the total area of the chart is taken to be 100% and in the degree-wise division, the total area of the chart is taken to be 360o.

Importance of Pie Charts in CLAT and Other Law Entrance Exams

The link between a part-to-whole unit is shown by a pie chart. Each slice of the pie chart represents one component, and the sum of all the slices equals the total. It is a graphical representation of information. In everyday life, a pie chart is employed. It is very scoring and is within the Quantitative Techniques portion of the CLAT Exam and other Law Entrance Exams. The section is a decisive component of CLAT as 13-17 questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques.

  • Data analysis questions, which can take the form of graphs and charts, are almost always found in the Math section.

  • Without correct knowledge of percentages, averages, and equation set, the figures may appear frightening.

  • Data Interpretation puts your math and analytical skills to the test.

  • If you are skilled with numbers, knowing how to read Pie charts can help you get good grades.

CLAT Pie Chart Questions

A few of the sample questions are given below. You can also download CLAT Question Papers to solve past year pie chart questions for better understanding & practice. 

Directions: Study the following pie chart and answer the questions that follow:


Total Number of Teachers = 6400

(Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank 2012)

Question 1: If one-thirty-sixth of the number of teachers from university F is professors and the salary of each professor is Rs 96000, what will be the total salary of all the professors together from university F?

[1] Rs. 307.2 lakh

[2] Rs. 32.64 lakh

[3] Rs. 3.072 lakh

[4] Rs. 3.264 lakh

[5] None of these


Number of teachers from university F = 18% of 6400 = 1152

1/36 of 1152 = 32

Total salary = 32*96000 = 3072000 = 30.72 lakh. Answer [5] is correct. (Note the tricky options [1] and [2])

Question 2: The difference between the total number of teachers in University A, B, and C together and the total number of teachers in university D, E, and F together is exactly equal to the number of teachers in which university?

[1] A

[2] B

[3] C

[4] D

[5] F

(You don’t even have to calculate the number of teachers. Just presence of mind is needed.)


Number of teachers in university A, B and C = 11+17+19 = 47%

Number of teachers in university D, E and F = 6+29+18 = 53%

Difference = 6% = University D. Answer [4] is correct.

Question 3: What is the average of teachers in universities A, C, D and F together?

[1] 854

[2] 3546

[3] 3456

[4] 874

[5] None of these


Again, solving it quickly.

11+19+6+18 = 54%. Average = 54/4 % = [54/400]*6400 = 54*16 = 864.

Answer [5] is correct.

Question 4: If twenty-five percent of the number of teachers in university C is female, what is the number of male teachers in university C?

[1] 922

[2] 911

[3] 924

[4] 912

[5] None of these


Number of teachers in university C = 19% of 6400 = 19*64 = 1216

25% of this is female. Hence remaining 75% is male.

Number of male teachers = 75% of 1216 = [3/4]*1216 = 912. Option [4] is correct.

Question 5: Number of teachers in university B is approximately what percent of the total number of teachers in university D and E together?

[1] 55%

[2] 59%

[3] 49%

[4] 45%

[5] 65%


Just solve the percentages.

University B = 17%. University D+E = 6+29 = 35%

Required percentage = [17/35]*100 = approx. 49%. Answer is [3]

Practice is the only way to increase your attempts in the exam and it will also help you improve your speed as well as calculation skills. Try to attempt a lot of sets of Data Interpretation to analyze your preparation level.


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  • To measure the angle of a slice, you can divide it by 360 and multiply the value into 100. The data in terms of percentage will be computed.

  • They can be used when you want to compare the data in a visually pleasant format. In case you have categorical data or nominal category, you can use a pie chart; each slice represents a category. Pie charts should be used in case you have a set of data. In a pie chart, a proportion is represented by 100 per cent. 

  • It is a visual representation of data. The slices of a pie show different units in relation to the complete pie. 

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