# How to Solve Pie Chart Questions in DI? Tips & Tricks

By SATISH KUMAR GUPTA|Updated : May 11th, 2019

Data Interpretation is one of the most important topics which is asked in CSAT exams. Many subtopics like table graph, bar chart, line chart, pie graph, etc are asked from this topic. In this article, we are sharing some Important Short Tricks on Pie Chart Questions in DI which are usually asked in CSAT Exams. Apply these shortcuts while solving the questions and save your precious time.

Data Interpretation questions check your analyzing and calculation skills. The key to solve DI questions is to identify the important values, convert all the data into important information related to which Questions are asked. Remembering tables, squares, cubes etc. will help you in improving the calculations. 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.

## Pie Charts

Introduction

Pie Chart is a circular form of Data representation. In this, the circle is divided into sectors either percent-wise or degree-wise. In the percent-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.

Sample Question

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

Total Number of Teachers = 6400

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. 30.72 lakh

Solution:-

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

1/36 of 1152 = 32

Total salary = 32*96000 = 3072000 = 30.72 lakh. Answer [4] is correct. (Note the tricky options [1] and [2])

Question 2: 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

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

Solution:-

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 university A, C, D and F together?

[1] 854

[2] 3546

[3] 3456

[4] 864

Solution:-

Again, solving it quickly.

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

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

Solution:-

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

25% of this is female. Hence the 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%

Solution:-

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.

Thanks,

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep.