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# Quantitative Section : Data Interpretation

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Study the above table carefully and answer the following questions:

 Item and Year Rural Urban 1983 1978 1973 1983 1978 1973 Cereals 36.3 37.4 46.0 22.9 24.4 27.2 Milk 7.5 7.7 7.3 9.2 9.5 9.3 Oils 4.0 3.6 3.5 4.8 4.6 4.8 Meat 3.0 2.7 2.5 3.6 3.5 3.3 Vegetables 4.7 3.8 3.6 5.0 4.4 4.4 Fruits 1.4 1.1 1.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 Sugar 2.8 2.6 3.8 2.5 2.6 3.6 Other Foods 5.8 5.5 5.2 9.0 9.0 9.9 Food Total 65.6 64.3 72.9 59.1 60.0 64.5 Intoxicants 3.0 2.9 3.1 2.4 2.4 2.8 Fuel 7.0 6.0 5.6 6.9 6.4 5.6 Clothing 8.6 8.7 7.0 7.6 7.0 5.3 Footwear 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.4 Durables 2.3 7.0 2.2 2.3 8.9 2.2 Miscellaneous 12.5 10.3 8.7 20.5 14.6 19.2 Non food total 34.4 35.7 27.1 40.9 40.0 35.5

1. The percentage per capita expenditure on food registered what percentage decrease between 1973 and 1983 for urban consumers?
1. 9.2%
2. 10.5%
3. 8.4%
4. Insufficient data
5. None of the above

Ans : C

2. If the total per capita expenses in an urban household in 1973 were Rs. 531, approximately how much of it was spent on sugar?
1. Rs. 18.30
2. Rs. 17.00
3. Rs. 19.1
4. Rs. 64.00
5. None of the above

Ans : C

3. In 1973, in the rural areas the per capita expenses on oil produced what percent of the per capita expenditure on vegetables?
1. 96.4%
2. 97.2%
3. 101.2%
4. 65.2%
5. None of the above

Ans : B

6. In 1978 the per capita expenditure on non food items formed what percent of the per capita expenditure on food items, in the urban area?
1. 47.2%
2. 51.9%
3. 66.6%
4. 70%
5. None of the above

Ans : C

7. In 1983, if the rural and urban per capita expenditure were Rs. 665 and Rs. 765 respectively, what was the difference between their per capita expenditure on food items?
1. Rs. 25
2. Rs. 15
3. Rs. 50
4. Rs. 21
5. None of the above

Ans : B

GRE Sample Data Interpretation Question Number : 1-5 | 6-10 | 11-15
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