*Hello and welcome to ***exampundit**. The more close SBI PO is coming the

more everyone is shifting their gears to prepare harder and give the best. A

lot of people have asked ep to provide an article on How to Ace Data

Interpretation & Data Sufficiency for the upcoming SBI PO as well as the

IBPS PO Exam. That’s why today we will be discussing on the easy ways to

improve your approach.

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We will try to cover as much as

possible.

we get in SBI & IBPS PO or any other Bank PO Examinations.

Interpretations you get in SBI PO and IBPS PO Exams:

- Table
- Pie Charts
- Bar Graphs
- Line Graphs
- Caselets

contains two or more type of data. For example, there can be a set of Data Interpretation

Questions based on:

“Table + Pie + Bar” or “Pie + Pie + Line”.

you MUST DO to Ace Data Interpretation?

**1. – Practice a lot of Quantitative Aptitude:**

ability to solve the questions you must learn the basics and advanced level of

Quantitative Aptitude.

need to focus on:

- Percentage –
**Important** - Average –
**Important** - Approximations –
**Important** - Ratios & Proportions
- Simplifications
- Profit & Loss
- Calculations – complex ones

**2. – Improve Calculation & Approximation:**

interpretation of the Data and then calculating the asked figure.(So obvious

right?)

Calculations in order to improve the speed. This will help you in both Data

Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude portion.

that you need to learn & practice approximation because this will help you

to solve the questions faster. Every time you don’t need to fetch the exact

data. Approximation really helps you to solve the questions faster.

**3. – Observation:**

jolt down any data. Don’t waste your time by interpreting unnecessary data.

then approach the questions from Easy to hardest (according to you).

to spend more time or simply very hard for you, just skip them.

more important than 1 marks.

you need to be aware of the options given.

the point answer is not necessary.

manner that approximations can be done. Thus looking at the options before answering

the questions saves plenty of your time.

**Important things to remember for DI:**

- Never panic seeing a lot of Data
- Practice, Practice and Practice a

lot - Be familiar with all the types (you

will only need practice) - Approach strategically
- Always read the Questions carefully

and solve accordingly - Practice Table (at least up to 20) ,

Squares, cubes, Square roots, percentage to fraction conversion & vice

versa

**For missing Data DI, always and always find the missing data in the beginning, then it is same as the normal DI.**

**“ROAD” to Succeed in DI**

**R**– Read the data carefully.

**O**– Observe the type of the questions, what is asked, options.

**A**– Approximate whenever you can.

**D**– Determine which one you will approach first.

**Important points to solve Caselets DIs faster:**

- It helps if you
*convert a caselet into table or any other*.

pictorial form - Keep jotting down the important

points in a caselet while reading it for the first time. - Use notations to represent names of

things, places, people, etc. - Be careful of the data given and

make sure you are careful of the units as well. - As mentioned, make sure you cover

arithmetic related topics (interest, percentage, ratio & proportion) as

questions in caselets are often based on concepts from this area.

**Data sufficiency:**

you actually do not need any kind of special tricks or magical powers. All you

need is knowledge in few important chapters of Quantitative Aptitude and

ability to determine what to do and how to do.

very important for the Data Sufficiency in SBI PO & IBPS PO exam:

- Mensuration
- Percentage
- Profit and Loss
- Time, Speed & distance
- Permutation and Combination – For SBI

PO - Probability – For SBI PO
- Ratio and Mixtures
- Age Based Problems
- Time, Work and Wages

**1. – Choose wisely:**

problems which you are comfortable with. If you are comfortable with Interest

or Age problems, always approach them first.

that type did not come or why this is confusing. There is no time to complain

in the examination hall.

**2. – Understand the question:**

read the questions before you solve them. While you read them, do not think

about anything else except the problem.

what the question is asking. Then consider what information would be needed to

answer the question.

for marking an answer in Data Sufficiency questions. They(IBPS) can change the

order in directions at any given time.

**3. – Statements – Consider them individually then combine**

time. First see if the statement contains crucial information.

(in case there are 3 statements) statement carries the important data.

is the Age of X?” and the first statements states “Difference between X and Y

age is 6”. This clearly indicates this statement is necessary along with

another one. So, all you need to do now is find the second statement which

fulfills the question’s need.

you can always eliminate the options which are not useful anymore.

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PRACTICE. It does not matter how are you approaching unless you practice real

hard. You need to speed up, be confident and stay calm.

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