## CAT Data Interpretation Questions

May 21st, 2011 Posted in Data Interpretation

Sample Data Interpretation CAT Questions: Direction for next 4 Data Interpretation Questions:

The following pie chart and tables give information about the cement industry.

1. How much cement was produced in 1994-95 (in million tones), if all raw material other than coal were in abundance?
a. 40.36
b. 41.12
c. 41.36
d. 41.21

2. If the coal supplied to the cement industry had been 10% more than original value in 1994-95, then how many additional million tones of cement would have been produced?
a. 4.036
b. 4.112
c. 4.136
d. Cannot be determined

3. If the production cost of cement is Rs 8,500 per tonne, then what is the contribution of overheads to the cost of producing 500 kg of cement?
a. Rs. 106.25
b. Rs. 111 25
c. Rs. 212. 50
d. Rs. 223

4. If the production cost of cement is Rs. 8,500 per tonne , then by how much is the contribution of consumables to the production cost of cement production?
a. Rs. 212.50
b. Rs. 205.00
c. Rs. 106.25
d. Rs. 112.25

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### 5 Responses to “CAT Data Interpretation Questions”

1. Hitesh Says:

Ans 1) B

Coal required for one ton cement = o.25 tonne
For 10.28 coal cement produced = 10.28/0.25 = 41.12

Ans 2) B

If we increase 10% coal supply; cement production will also increase by 10% i.e. 41.12 * 0.1 = 4.112

Ans 3) A
overhead = 2.5 % of total cost
So overhead for 1 tonne cement = 8500 * 2.5/100 = 212.5
For 500 kg cement overhead will be half = 212.5/2 = 106.25

Ans 4) Incomplete statement???

2. Naseer Says:

I think question number 4 is looking for the contribution of consumables to the production cost of 500 kg of cement, in which case it’ll be 212.50.

But the contention starts when we look at option 3, which equals the contribution of consumables to the production cost of 250 kg of cement. So we clearly need more info here.

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