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Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Authors: 
Paul Newton
Helen Bristoll
Data 
Interpretation 
Practice Test 1
Psychometric Success
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Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Authors: 
Paul Newton
Helen Bristoll
Data 
Interpretation 
Practice Test 1
Psychometric Success
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
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he ability to interpret data presented in tables, graphs and charts is a common 
requirement in many management and professional jobs. If you are applying for 
a job which involves analysis of or decision-making based on numerical data then 
you can expect to have to answer data interpretation questions. 
Data interpretation problems usually require two basic steps. First, you have to read 
a chart or graph in order to obtain certain information. Then you have to apply 
or manipulate the information in order to obtain an answer. These questions often 
use very specific illustrations, for example the question may present financial data. 
However, an understanding of finance will not be needed to answer the question. 
Data Interpretation questions are very widely used to assessing candidates for 
graduate and management level jobs. Many people who have been out of the 
education system for a while or who don’t use interpret graphs, pie charts, scatter 
diagrams and tables of data on a day-to-day basis may feel overawed by these 
types of question. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to have 
studied mathematics to a high level to succeed. These questions are primarily tests 
of interpretation and the math needed is invariably straightforward. 
You will usually be allowed to use a calculator for these types of question and 
investing in one which can handle fractions and percentages is a good idea. You 
should also try to work through a few numerical computation practice papers to get 
back into swing of these types of calculation.
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Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Authors: 
Paul Newton
Helen Bristoll
Data 
Interpretation 
Practice Test 1
Psychometric Success
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
T
he ability to interpret data presented in tables, graphs and charts is a common 
requirement in many management and professional jobs. If you are applying for 
a job which involves analysis of or decision-making based on numerical data then 
you can expect to have to answer data interpretation questions. 
Data interpretation problems usually require two basic steps. First, you have to read 
a chart or graph in order to obtain certain information. Then you have to apply 
or manipulate the information in order to obtain an answer. These questions often 
use very specific illustrations, for example the question may present financial data. 
However, an understanding of finance will not be needed to answer the question. 
Data Interpretation questions are very widely used to assessing candidates for 
graduate and management level jobs. Many people who have been out of the 
education system for a while or who don’t use interpret graphs, pie charts, scatter 
diagrams and tables of data on a day-to-day basis may feel overawed by these 
types of question. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to have 
studied mathematics to a high level to succeed. These questions are primarily tests 
of interpretation and the math needed is invariably straightforward. 
You will usually be allowed to use a calculator for these types of question and 
investing in one which can handle fractions and percentages is a good idea. You 
should also try to work through a few numerical computation practice papers to get 
back into swing of these types of calculation.
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Test 1—25 Questions
Instructions: Answer as many questions as you can in 20 minutes. Circle the letter on the right 
which corresponds to the correct answer. You can use a calculator.
The table above shows the unit sales of the TT950 motorcycle in six European countries over a six 
month period. These motorcycles are imported into each country by a main dealer. Use this information 
to answer the following questions.
1) What percentage of the overall total was sold to the German importer?
A B C D E
22.0 25.4 25.8 24.1 24.6 A   B   C   D   E
2) What percentage of the overall total was sold in May?
A B C D E
24.1 25.6 27.1 17.9 20.3 A   B   C   D   E
3) Which month showed the biggest increase in total sales from the previous month?
A B C D E
Feb Mar Apr May Jun A   B   C   D   E
4) What percentage of the monthly total was sold to the biggest importer in February?
A B C D E
24.7 23.1 36.5 51.1 15.1 A   B   C   D   E
5) What is the average number of units per month imported into Italy over the first four 
months of the year?
A B C D E
22 23 24 25 26 A   B   C   D   E
6) What percentage of total imports is accounted for by the three smallest importers?
A B C D E
37.1 14.8 40.0 36.6 35.1 A   B   C   D   E
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Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Authors: 
Paul Newton
Helen Bristoll
Data 
Interpretation 
Practice Test 1
Psychometric Success
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
T
he ability to interpret data presented in tables, graphs and charts is a common 
requirement in many management and professional jobs. If you are applying for 
a job which involves analysis of or decision-making based on numerical data then 
you can expect to have to answer data interpretation questions. 
Data interpretation problems usually require two basic steps. First, you have to read 
a chart or graph in order to obtain certain information. Then you have to apply 
or manipulate the information in order to obtain an answer. These questions often 
use very specific illustrations, for example the question may present financial data. 
However, an understanding of finance will not be needed to answer the question. 
Data Interpretation questions are very widely used to assessing candidates for 
graduate and management level jobs. Many people who have been out of the 
education system for a while or who don’t use interpret graphs, pie charts, scatter 
diagrams and tables of data on a day-to-day basis may feel overawed by these 
types of question. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to have 
studied mathematics to a high level to succeed. These questions are primarily tests 
of interpretation and the math needed is invariably straightforward. 
You will usually be allowed to use a calculator for these types of question and 
investing in one which can handle fractions and percentages is a good idea. You 
should also try to work through a few numerical computation practice papers to get 
back into swing of these types of calculation.
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Test 1—25 Questions
Instructions: Answer as many questions as you can in 20 minutes. Circle the letter on the right 
which corresponds to the correct answer. You can use a calculator.
The table above shows the unit sales of the TT950 motorcycle in six European countries over a six 
month period. These motorcycles are imported into each country by a main dealer. Use this information 
to answer the following questions.
1) What percentage of the overall total was sold to the German importer?
A B C D E
22.0 25.4 25.8 24.1 24.6 A   B   C   D   E
2) What percentage of the overall total was sold in May?
A B C D E
24.1 25.6 27.1 17.9 20.3 A   B   C   D   E
3) Which month showed the biggest increase in total sales from the previous month?
A B C D E
Feb Mar Apr May Jun A   B   C   D   E
4) What percentage of the monthly total was sold to the biggest importer in February?
A B C D E
24.7 23.1 36.5 51.1 15.1 A   B   C   D   E
5) What is the average number of units per month imported into Italy over the first four 
months of the year?
A B C D E
22 23 24 25 26 A   B   C   D   E
6) What percentage of total imports is accounted for by the three smallest importers?
A B C D E
37.1 14.8 40.0 36.6 35.1 A   B   C   D   E
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The table above shows imports for three types of steel over a six month period. Use this information 
to answer the following questions.
7) Which month showed the largest decrease in total imports over the previous month?
A B C D E
Feb Mar Apr May Jun A   B   C   D   E
8) What was the total value of sheet steel (in $) imported over the 6 month period?
A B C D E
56,750 75,300 55,550 42,370 44,750 A   B   C   D   E
9) What was the percentage of scrap steel imported in the 6 month period?
A B C D E
37.5 35.2 36.1 31.2 38.3 A   B   C   D   E
10) What was the difference (in thousands of tons) between coil steel and sheet steel imports 
in the first 3 months of the year?
A B C D E
10 16 18 19 20 A   B   C   D   E
11) What was the approximate ratio of sheet steel and coil steel imports in the first 3 months 
of the year?
A B C D E
11:9 8:9 7:11 3:8 7:4 A   B   C   D   E
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Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Authors: 
Paul Newton
Helen Bristoll
Data 
Interpretation 
Practice Test 1
Psychometric Success
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
T
he ability to interpret data presented in tables, graphs and charts is a common 
requirement in many management and professional jobs. If you are applying for 
a job which involves analysis of or decision-making based on numerical data then 
you can expect to have to answer data interpretation questions. 
Data interpretation problems usually require two basic steps. First, you have to read 
a chart or graph in order to obtain certain information. Then you have to apply 
or manipulate the information in order to obtain an answer. These questions often 
use very specific illustrations, for example the question may present financial data. 
However, an understanding of finance will not be needed to answer the question. 
Data Interpretation questions are very widely used to assessing candidates for 
graduate and management level jobs. Many people who have been out of the 
education system for a while or who don’t use interpret graphs, pie charts, scatter 
diagrams and tables of data on a day-to-day basis may feel overawed by these 
types of question. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to have 
studied mathematics to a high level to succeed. These questions are primarily tests 
of interpretation and the math needed is invariably straightforward. 
You will usually be allowed to use a calculator for these types of question and 
investing in one which can handle fractions and percentages is a good idea. You 
should also try to work through a few numerical computation practice papers to get 
back into swing of these types of calculation.
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
Test 1—25 Questions
Instructions: Answer as many questions as you can in 20 minutes. Circle the letter on the right 
which corresponds to the correct answer. You can use a calculator.
The table above shows the unit sales of the TT950 motorcycle in six European countries over a six 
month period. These motorcycles are imported into each country by a main dealer. Use this information 
to answer the following questions.
1) What percentage of the overall total was sold to the German importer?
A B C D E
22.0 25.4 25.8 24.1 24.6 A   B   C   D   E
2) What percentage of the overall total was sold in May?
A B C D E
24.1 25.6 27.1 17.9 20.3 A   B   C   D   E
3) Which month showed the biggest increase in total sales from the previous month?
A B C D E
Feb Mar Apr May Jun A   B   C   D   E
4) What percentage of the monthly total was sold to the biggest importer in February?
A B C D E
24.7 23.1 36.5 51.1 15.1 A   B   C   D   E
5) What is the average number of units per month imported into Italy over the first four 
months of the year?
A B C D E
22 23 24 25 26 A   B   C   D   E
6) What percentage of total imports is accounted for by the three smallest importers?
A B C D E
37.1 14.8 40.0 36.6 35.1 A   B   C   D   E
Copyright www.psychometric-success.com              Page  Data InterpretatIon—practIce test 1
The table above shows imports for three types of steel over a six month period. Use this information 
to answer the following questions.
7) Which month showed the largest decrease in total imports over the previous month?
A B C D E
Feb Mar Apr May Jun A   B   C   D   E
8) What was the total value of sheet steel (in $) imported over the 6 month period?
A B C D E
56,750 75,300 55,550 42,370 44,750 A   B   C   D   E
9) What was the percentage of scrap steel imported in the 6 month period?
A B C D E
37.5 35.2 36.1 31.2 38.3 A   B   C   D   E
10) What was the difference (in thousands of tons) between coil steel and sheet steel imports 
in the first 3 months of the year?
A B C D E
10 16 18 19 20 A   B   C   D   E
11) What was the approximate ratio of sheet steel and coil steel imports in the first 3 months 
of the year?
A B C D E
11:9 8:9 7:11 3:8 7:4 A   B   C   D   E
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The table above shows the number of nanotechnology papers published by leading US universities 
over a six year period. Use this information to answer the following questions.
12) How many papers were published by researchers at Yale in 2002?
A B C D E
50 55 60 65 70 A   B   C   D   E
13) In what year did researchers at Stanford publish most papers?
A B C D E
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 A   B   C   D   E
14) In what year did researchers at Duke and Yale first publish the same number of papers?
A B C D E
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 A   B   C   D   E
15) In what year did researchers at Princeton publish more papers than those at Harvard?
A B C D E
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 A   B   C   D   E
16) Which university published the second highest number of papers over the period?
A B C D E
Harv. Prince Yale Duke Stan. A   B   C   D   E
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