UPSSSC PET 2021 DI and Analysis Questions, Preparation Strategy Tips
The topics mentioned in the UPSSSC syllabus include History – emphasis on Indian National Movement, Geography, Indian Constitution and Public administration, Indian Economy, General Science, elementary arithmetic, General Hindi, Reasoning, General Awareness and Current Affairs. As per the official notification, the question paper will be 100 marks carrying 100 questions to be of objective-type, which must be completed within a maximum duration of two hours. The syllabus also has a mention of General Hindi and basic attitude comprising Analysis and Interpretation. In this segment, interpretation is needed for Graphs, Charts, Tables etc.
This article let us understand the requisites for UPSSSC Data Interpretation preparation. This segment holds significant more weightage, and as notified, 10 Qs would be asked in the examination. For effective preparation, one must prioritise what to study, and it can be done by going through the syllabus details. The questions from the Data Interpretation cover the maximum part of the Quantitative Aptitude segment in almost all the major competitive examinations. UPSSC PET also includes Data Interpretation in its syllabus. As the exam is being conducted to select Group C services employees, the difficulty level and format can be broadly considered on par with SSC, Banking, Reginal Rural Banks (RRBs), and Insurance exams etc.
Note: Data Interpretation is one such exam where questions from different concepts are included to gaze at a candidate's reasoning and interpretation ability.
What Type of Questions can be asked in the UP PET DI?
- Graph – bar graph and line Graph (Horizontal or vertical)
- Caselet Form
- Pie Chart
- Tabular Forma
Note: Sometimes, they are asked in the form of statements, meaningful conclusions seeking information decoding from averages, distances, simple interest, and compound interest etc., that are included in the DI.
Let us explore it in a little detail,
Graph: In graphs, information is either given in a bar or line format. Large pieces of information and trends can be easily presented in a concise yet decodable form.
Tabular form: Data representation in a tabular form is another easy and presentable way to include large pieces of information spread across the rows and columns.
Chart: Chart is another handy format of information representation. Generally, charts are in the form of wither Line chart or a Pie Chart. In the line chart, data is represented in a linear format, whereas a pie chart is a circular representation of data. Also, pie charts are very useful when questions are to be framed on a single statement based.
Caselet form: A caselet is a paragraph form of representation of data. In this, no image is depicted to represent data. The candidate needs to decode information based on the assessment of the paragraph.
Missing Data: Generally, it is an extension of tabular form wherein data interpretation questions have missing information. And a candidate needs to solve them by finding out the hidden information in the given data.
What should be the best approach to solve the Data Interpretation Question for UP PET 2021?
It has been observed through feedbacks that candidates generally require a lot of time to solve questions concerning Data Interpretation. The Data Interpretation questions consist of more information part. The best way to solve such questions is to pick up the key points on which candidates can work and start approaching the conclusion. And the answer can be decoded and derived.
It is important to assess any given piece of information based on the underlying information, the questions that need to be solved and the data represented in the form of questions. Data interpretation is nothing but decoding the relevant information from the given data.
To solve the data interpretation question fast and in the given time frame, it is implicit that a candidate must have a good command over topics like numerical ability. Command over numerical ability is very important while solving the subparts of each graph or data, which is presented under the data interpretation questions.
UPSSSC PET Preparation Tips for Data Interpretation (DI)
BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have curated preparation strategies and tips to prepare the Data Interpretation section for the upcoming UPSSSC PET exam 2021
Scale up the calculative ability
Data interpretation requires the fast calculative ability to come on to a conclusion. Remember, data interpretation is one such segment that requires both accuracy and speed. Therefore, regular practice is needed to hone your skills related to calculations. Initially, a candidate might face difficulty in overcoming the challenges concerning calculations, but it can be mastered with repeated solving of questions.
Analyse before solving
There is a general rule and observation associated with DI questions, i.e., more the data less are the efforts needed to conclude. So, that should be grounded. Do not get bothered by long passages or more information if given in any of the DI questions. Carefully, analyse, and a candidate would easily approach the correct answer.
Note: One must be in practice and vigilance of the difficulty level of the question.
Develop speed with accuracy
To ace this, one must be comfortable with numbers, calculations, percentages and fractions. And this can only be achieved through systemic practice. There an additional benefit of practice that eventually shortcuts and tricks are developed. It is advisable that one must develop tricks related to shortcuts for square, cube and multiplication as they are very useful for deducing the answer fast.
Refrain and overcome dependency on calculators
Develop the habit of calculations mentally when not studying. Get your brain accustomed to calculating without the usage of calculators. It is like developing a mental muscled concerning calculation, which can only be accomplished with regular practice. Those candidates preparing for any competitive examinations that have aptitude tests in the exam cycle must follow this as a rule.
Note: try remembering in units, as it helps decode data fast. It is very much essential for one-day exams and more so in the case of UPSSSC PET.
Additional Preparation Tips for UPSSSC PET
- Candidates must dedicate 1-2 hours daily to study and revise important data interpretation and analysis segments daily. These segments require daily practice to master the decoding of information lying in the pie charts, graphs or tabular format.
- Candidate must practice enough based on frequent revisions on facts, figures, phenomena etc., to effective master some techniques that are inherently developed and mastered with practise.
Note: Candidates must make short notes of important facts and figures easily mastered from any standard quant and aptitude book.
Few of the sample questions are as follows:
Sample UPSSSC PET Question from Graph Interpretation
Directions: In the following bar graph some figures of different students are given in different subjects in the total. The bar graph shows the percentage of the score. The integers in Hindi, English and Mathematics are 200, 100 and 200 respectively. Study the given data carefully and answer the related questions.
1. What is the respective ratio of total marks of B to that of E?
A. 5 : 4
B. 24 : 25
C. 22 : 21
D. 25 : 24
2. What is the difference between the total marks of Hindi and the total marks of Mathematics by all the students together?
3. What is the difference between the total marks of A and E?
4. The total marks of C is what per cent more/less than the total marks of D?
5. What is the percentage of average marks obtained in English by all the students together?
Sample UPSSSC PET Question for Tabular Interpretation
Direction: Consider the following table which shows the total annual salary (in crores of rupees) of all the employees of three different MNCs F, G and M from the year 2014 to 2020.
On the basis of the data given in the table, answer the following questions:Q. Average annual salary of all the employees in MNC F during the given period is approximately what percent (%) of the average annual salary of all the employees in MNC M during the given period:
Q. In which of the following year pair, all the employees of all the three MNC companies have the same total salary.
- 2014 and 2018
- 2015 and2020
- 2016 and2017
- None of the above
Q. In which year, the difference between the total salary of all the employees of MNC F and M was the maximum?
Q. In how many of the given years, the total salary of all the employees of MNC G was how much more than the average annual salary of all the employees in the given years?
Q.What was the difference between the average salary of all the employees of all the three MNCs in 2018 and 2015 together?
- 45 करोड़
- 30 करोड़
- 35 करोड़
- 40 करोड़
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