The Consortium of NLUs has revised the pattern of CLAT. As per the new pattern, the question paper shall not include direct mathematical problems. Instead, the questions will be based on the interpretation of the given data in the form of Tables, Pie charts, Bar Graphs, or Line Graphs.
These questions are designed to test your data interpretation ability. If you are wondering how to approach these Data Interpretation questions and get them right, this post shall provide you with many tips and tricks.
By considering the sample papers and the previous year's papers, we have curated the important data interpretation questions for CLAT in this post.
How to Solve Data Interpretation Questions for CLAT?
Along with mathematical techniques, it is important to have basic logical reasoning and speed calculations. Here are few tips for attempting Data Interpretation Questions that must be followed to get all your answers correct.
Read the questions carefully and understand the data before you proceed to solve the questions
There might be unnecessary data given in the table or graphs to confuse you. So, make sure to crosscheck the answer.
Ensure to check the units before marking the answer.
Check if the data is given in percentage or decimal as both have different calculations.
Sample Data Interpretation Questions for CLAT
The listed below questions are derived from previous year CLAT Sample Papers and selfdesigned papers from LegalEdge. Solve them to understand the difficulty level of the questions and what type of questions can be asked in the exam.
Q1) The following table gives cost data of select stock prices on 3^{rd} Dec 2019 in two markets, BSE of India and NQE of Kya Kya island. Closing stock refers to the price at the close of trading hours and opening stock to the price at the beginning of the day. The currency of Kya Kya is # and the exchange rate is # = Rs.11.

Closing
Opening
Stock
BSE (Rs)
NQE (#)
BSE (Rs)
NQE (#)
SIFY
247
22
232
21
INFY
115
10.5
105
9.5
WIPRO
65
6.5
60
5.5
TCS
444
40
450
40.5
Q. Which share and on which market showed the highest percent increase on 3^{rd} Dec 2019
SIFY on BSE
INFY on NQE
Wipro on NQE
TCS on NQE
Q. Arbitrage means buying in one market and selling simultaneously in another market. If Mr. Ram was to buy a stock at the opening price on one exchange and be able to sell it at the opening price on the other exchange, on which share does he make the maximum % profit
Q. In an M&A deal SIFY is Purchased by its parent company SATYAM which purchases 15% of SIFY’s equity shares. Total SIFY’s equity shares are 1 million. How much does SATYAM pay in Rs. (approx) for the stake if 50% of its purchases were on BSE’s opening price and balance on BSE’s closing price on 3^{rd} Dec 2019?
Q2) All student of the Hyderabad International School have to learn exactly one of English and French as their first language. Given below is the proportion of Indian and International students and the proportion of students taking English or French at the school. The school has a total of 1600 students, 80% of whom are in the secondary section and the rest equally divided between Class 11 and 12.

Indian Students
English
Class 12
0.60

Class 11
0.55
0.50
Secondary School
0.55

Total
0.475
0.53
Q. What is the percentage of Indian students in the secondary section?
40
45
50
55
Q. In class 12, twenty five percent of students who took English as their first language are Indian. What is the difference between the number of foreign students with English as their first language and Indian students with French as their first language?
Less than 16
20
24
32
Q. What is the percentage of students in class 12 with English as their first language?
40
45
50
55
Q. In the secondary section 50% of the Indian students had English as their first language. Which of the following statements is correct?
Except Indian students with English as their first language, all other groups have the same number of students.
Except Indian students with French as their first language, all other groups have the same number of students.
Except foreign students with English as their first language, all other groups have the same number of students.
Except foreign students with French as their first language, all other groups have the same number of students.
Q3) Study the following graph carefully and answer the given questions. Gross Revenues and the Profit/Loss for HBL Limited (All figures in Rs crore)
Q. The highest percentage growth in total revenue was of recorded in:
200001
200102
200203
200405
Q. In which year was the net profit as a percentage of gross revenue at its second highest level?
200405
200506
200607
None of these
Q. For which of the following years was the trend gross revenue and net profit/loss dissimilar
200102
200203
200304
200405
Q4) The following pie chart shows the amount of subscriptions generated for India Bonds from different categories of investors. Subscriptions Generated for India Bonds.
Q. If the investments by NRIs are Rs 4,000 crore, then the investment by corporate houses and FIIs together is:
24,000 crore
24,363 crore
25,423.4 crore
25,643.3 crore
Q. What percentage of the total investment is coming from either FIIs or NRIs?
33%
11%
44%
22%
Q. If the total investment other than by FII and corporate houses is Rs 335,000 crore, then the investment by NRIs and Offshore funds will be (approximately):
274,100
285,600
293,000
Cannot be determined
Q. What is the approximate ratio of investment flowsinto India Bonds from NRIs to corporate houses?
1:4
1:3
3:1
Cannot be determined
Q. In the corporate sector, approximately how many degrees should be there in the central angle?
120
121
122
123
Q. If the total investment flows from FIIs were to be doubled in the next year and the investment flows from all other sources had remained constant at their existing levels for this year, then what would be the proportion of FII investment in the total investment flows into India Bonds in the next year (approximately)?
To help you get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam, we have provided a few sample questions for your reference here. Solve these questions and gear up your lastminute preparation for CLAT 2021
Q. Number of females affected by Japanese encephalitis in West Bengal are what percentage (up to 1 decimal) more or less than that of females affected in Odisha?
28.6 % less
29.7 % more
26.8 % less
25.8 % more
Q. What is the average number of males affected by Japanese encephalitis in all the five states?
9,000
13,500
18,400
20,600
Q. . If the total number of males affected by Japanese Encephalitis in other states are 87 % more than the average number of males in Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, the total number of males affected in India is:
44,880
1,40,880
1,47,880
68,880
Q. By what percentage is the average of males in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh together more or less than the average of females in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha together who are affected by Japanese encephalitis?
22
24
26
28
Q. What is the percentage (up to 1 decimal) of females affected by â€—Japanese encephalitis‘ of the total affected population across five states?
25.4
36.7
24.5
37.6
Q) A room having the dimensions as mentioned in the chart below has a table, a bed, and a chair. There are three books kept on the table (side by side) and also a lamp having a radius, 3.5 inches. Now, on the basis of the information given below answer the following?
Q. What would be the area of the room which is not covered by any object as mentioned above?
176.5 sq. ft.
178 sq. ft.
367 sq. ft.
245.5 sq. ft.
Q. What is the area of the table which is uncovered by any of the objects?
1656 sq. inch
1617.52 sq. inch
1473.52 sq. inch
1512 sq. inch
Q. .How many tables are required to cover the floor surface of the room completely?
18
11
21
Data inadequate
Q. If the entire room is to be filled by books having same dimensions as lying on the table then how many books are required.
2,00,736
20,736
11,736
17,522
Q. How many chairs can be put inside the room so as to cover the entire floor area of the room?
40
21
43
18
FAQ's
What are the topics in Data Interpretation for CLAT?
Pie Charts
Tables
Bar Graphs
Line Graphs
Mixed Graphs
Radar Graphs
Are data interpretation problems easy to solve?
Yes. Data interpretation problems are easy to solve in the exam. You just need to understand the data given in the graph or tables.
What are data interpretation questions in CLAT Exam?
As the name says, you need to analyse the given data and solve the following questions. The data can be in the form of graphs or tables. Read and go through the data to answer the questions by applying correct methods.
What is the quick way to solve CLAT Data Interpretation Questions?
Most of the time, you can expect questions related to percentages, ratios or averages. Hence, be thorough with the tables upto 20. Also, learn fractions till 1/20 to improve your speed.
Can I get more Data Interpretation Questions for CLAT?
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