Prepare DI for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018

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Highlights

  • The IBPS PO Mains Exam is scheduled to be conducted in the month of November 2018.

  • The process of analyzing data to extract information from it is called Data interpretation.

  • Different statistical tools are used to represent the data in organized structures.

  • There are 5 different ways in which data can be represented and questions in IBPS PO Mains exam 2018 can be asked.

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IBPS has already started conducting its most waited exam IBPS PO 2018 phase first Preliminary Exam. Candidates who are able to clear this exam will face its second phase exam which is IBPS PO Mains 2018. IBPS comes with the great opportunity for the candidates to make their career in Banking sector. IBPS PO Mains 2018 exam is long 3 hours objective paper comprises of 4 sections- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Awareness and Economy and English Language, for a total of 200 marks. Since it’s an online test, every section has a time limit. Data Interpretation is a very important topic asked under the quantitative aptitude section. Let’s get started for a quick overview of Data Interpretation for IBPS PO Mains 2018.

Data Interpretation 

The process of analyzing data to extract information from it is called Data interpretation. It helps in drawing conclusions from the given data. Different statistical tools are used to represent the data in organized structures. There are 5 different ways in which data can be represented and questions in IBPS PO Mains exam 2018 can be asked form any of these.

Forms of Data Interpretation 
•    Tabulation
•    Bar Graphs
•    Pie Charts
•    Line Graphs
•    Mix Graphs

Topics come under Data Interpretation
•    Ration and Proportion
•    Pipe and Cistern
•    Profit and Loss
•    Speed Distance Time
•    Average
•    Percentage
•    Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Concepts needed to solve Data Interpretation Questions
In Order to solve questions from this topic in IBPS PO Mains 2018, you must be aware of mathematical concepts of above-mentioned chapters. Candidates should brush up their calculation skills as they need to perform calculations faster and accurately. The difficult DI questions should be solved within 10 to 12 minutes. The DI questions of moderate level should not consume more than 7-9 minutes of the time and easy DI questions should be finished within 3.5-4 minutes. Candidates should do selective questions of their strength in order to increase their number of attempts. Also since question on DI involve a lot of calculations, you need to master some tricks that will help you calculate fast without pen and paper in just a few seconds!

DI Tips for IBPS PO Mains 2018
Questions asked under this topic are undoubtedly one of the most scoring of the 4 sections in IBPS PO Mains Exam. There will be 35 questions for 60 marks and you will 45 minutes to solve them. You must maximize your score in this section in IBPS PO Mains 2018 by following these-
•    Practice DI for 2-3 hours every day till exam because there is no shortcut to practice ever!
•    When you practice D.I ensure that you practice different kind of data forms like- linear, tabular, graph, pie chart etc.
•    You have a good idea of the key concepts of percentages, averages and ratio proportion to score well.
•    You need to use smart calculation tricks while practicing because you need to be an expert at quick calculations!
•    Learn tables (up to 30), fraction tables (at least till 20) and percentage tables to solve your question in significantly less time.
•    Clarity of basic concepts related to the specific topic is a must to solve the data interpretation questions efficiently. 
•    Before you start solving the given question, read it with concentration and interpret the data mentioned. 
•    Don't lose your calm after reading too much data. At times, DI questions contain a lot of unnecessary data in order to confuse the candidates. So, have a close glance first before you decide to skip the question or coming to conclusion hurriedly.
•    It is essential to pay close attention to the units used in the question. Sometimes, different units are used in the same question and you tend to solve the question overlooking them. It will obviously end up deducting marks for the question you know how to solve.

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