How to Solve Missing DI Questions for Bank Exams?

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : May 22nd, 2023

Today's article is based on DI questions for bank exams. We will discuss Missing Data Interpretation Questions that are asked in various bank and insurance exams. You can expect 1-2 sets of Missing DI questions in the upcoming SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, LIC AAO & other bank exams. With Practice, You can easily score excellent marks in Data Interpretation and Analysis. Go through these notes to understand the concept of Missing DI Questions and methods to solve them. 



What is Missing DI?

Missing D.I. questions are specific types of data presentation where the data is represented mostly in the form of a table and some data is missing in the table. In these types of questions, all data is related to each other and on the basis of one data, you have to find missing data and then solve the questions asked.

So, to help you solve Missing DI, today, we are providing you Important Short Trick on Missing DI which will be helpful to solve questions in exams :

How to solve Missing Data Interpretation Questions

Understanding the various conditions of the Missing DI table is very important. Try to find a relation between data in missing D.I on the basis of condition. To make the chapter easy for you all, we are sharing with you important short tricks and tips to solve Missing Table Questions in DI. Here we are explaining two types of Missing D.I questions with a detailed explanation.

The first thing to keep in mind is that you don't need to have studied mathematics at a high level to perform well on questions involving data interpretation. The ability is in analyzing the facts, extrapolating them into a mathematical answer, and then maybe using that response to reach a conclusion.

Scan the information after starting with the data. What does the title say? What do the axes or the keys represent? Make a mental note of whether anything is a number, an age, or some other kind of data; but, don't spend too much time thinking about information that could be unimportant.

Reading the question on its whole will help you determine which specific data is needed (e.g. March and April, not any other months). It's not like in school where how you solved a problem is valued. An incorrect response is an incorrect response for the numerical reasoning test.

Type 1 - Missing D.I Sample Question

Direction:(1-4) Study the following table carefully and answers the following questions carefully.

Details of various items sold by Shop keeper.


Question 1:- If the shopkeeper earns 5% profit on Wheat then what percent discount is allowed by shop keeper?

(1) 12.5%

(2) 15%

(3) 18%

(4) 10%

(5) None of these

Note:- In this type of question you can approach two types

(1). Fill all blank spaces given in the table

(2). Try to approach the whole set according to the question as there are many missing terms.


In this question, we have cost price and profit% on the basis of given values easily find out the discount %

Markup price of Wheat = (800*20)/100 = 160 → 800+160 = 960

5% profit means selling price is = 840

Required discount % = (960 – 840)/960 = 12.5%

Question 2:- What percentage of profit earn by the shopkeeper on oil?

(1) 15%

(2) 25%

(3) 20%

(4) 18%

(5) None of these


Here we have the cost & selling price of oil so easily can find percentage values of profit

Required profit % = (192-160)/160 = 20%


Question 3:- If the shopkeeper has allowed a 10% discount on mark price of Wheat then what is the selling price of Wheat?

(1) Rs. 875

(2) Rs. 864

(3) Rs. 892

(4) Rs. 882

(5) None of these


In this question, we have cost price and markup% on the basis of given values to easily find out the selling price.

Mark price of Wheat = 960

After allowing 10% discount = (960*10)/100 = 96

Selling price of the Wheat = 960 -96 = 864

Question 4:- If the shopkeeper faces a 20% loss on Rice then what is the cost price of the Rice?

(1) Rs. 750

(2) Rs. 580

(3) Rs. 700

(4) Rs. 620

(5) None of these


In this question, we have selling price and loss% on the basis of given values easily find out the cost price.

Cost price of Rice = (600*100)/80 = 750


Type 2- Missing D.I Sample Question

Directions (5-8): In the following questions information about the number of candidates interviewed by five public banks on different working days has been provided. You are required to read the table carefully and answer the questions given below:

Number of candidates interviewed by five banks on different working days


Note:- In this type of question before proceeding to the question, our aim should be to find the missing values because of a very less number of missing spaces.

Missing Values in PNB =  [112- (17+21+23+10+17)] = 24

Missing Values in BOI =  [109- (18+22+14+10+26)] = 19

Missing Values in IDBI =  [108- (23+14+23+12+20)] = 16

Missing Values in ICICI =  [123- (25+28+23+15+20)] = 12


Question 5:- What is the respective ratio between the number of candidates interviewed by ICICI banks on Friday and Saturday together and that of candidates interviewed by BOI banks on the same day?

(1) 35:38

(2) 39:40

(3) 43:44

(4) 45:46

(5) None of these


Required Ratio = (15+20) :(10+26) = 35 : 36


Question 6:-The number of candidates interviewed by IDBI bank on Wednesday is what percent of the total number of candidates interviewed by all banks on the same day

(1) 26.65

(2) 23.45

(3) 28.45

(4) 24.35

(5) None of these


Required percentage = {23/98 * 100} = 23.45


Question 7:-What is the number of candidates interviewed by all banks on Tuesday?

(1) 101

(2) 108

(3) 104

(4) 107

(5) None of these


Required number = (21+19+14+28+25) = 107


Question 8:-By Approximate what percent the number of candidates interviewed by ICICI bank on Thursday increased with respect to that of interviewed on the previous day?

(1) 80%

(2) 96%

(3) 88%

(4) 92%

(5) None of these


Required percentage = (23-12)/12 * 100 = 91.66%

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  • When using Data Interpretation methods to answer DI questions, we should be aware of which questions to answer and which to avoid so that we don't have to perform lengthy calculations.

  • DI focuses on evaluating your ability to calculate, analyze, and make judgments quickly. Before adopting shortcut techniques to answer data interpretation concerns, there are some fundamental tricks that we need to be aware of.

  • Data interpretation (DI) is nothing more than comprehending the information provided and drawing conclusions from them using the appropriate data analysis. For efficient time management and to speed up computations in competitive tests, it is crucial to use data interpretation strategies while solving issues of this nature.

  • We need previously answered answers in order to solve some problems. Use the prior responses to those questions; there is no need to repeatedly calculate the same amounts. Reuse earlier computations where necessary.

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