It tests your decision-making ability and speed using limited input.
DATA INTERPRETATION: DI
This is the calculation intensive portion of the section.
The key to cracking this area is to quickly identify the key pieces of data that you will require to work on the questions asked.
In this section data is presented before you in the various forms such as tables, Pie charts, graphs.etc.
A candidate has to interpret the data and answer the question followed by data.
This section mainly tests candidates the ability to interpret and act according to given data
The DATA can be presented in any of forms below
Mostly, not all questions in a set are of equal difficulty.
Specifically, most sets have a ‘counting’ type of question (How many companies have profits more than x%, how many people have incomes less than Rs. Y etc.).
Most of these questions can be solved without calculation but by close inspection of the data presented.
These questions require mere presence of mind and should not be missed out.
There are other similarly easy questions in most sets.
There is no rule that states that you need to attempt all questions in a set, so it is a perfectly valid strategy to attempt selected questions across your DI section, without perhaps completely attempting even a single set.
Basically DI tests candidate’s ability to quickly and correctly derive information required.