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# How to crack SBI PO Mains 2016: Preparation tips for data analysis and interpretation

With the SBI PO Mains coming in on 31st July 2016, all the aspirants aim to “hit the bull’s eye”. But for this to happen, they need to plan a sophiscated preparation keeping in mind all the sections of the examination pattern. This will give them immense confidence and make them all set for the target to achieve their goals in  2016.

Data interpretation is a calculation prone area which generally includes a lot of calculations and approximations. Students need to analyze given data, interpret and calculate. It basically consists of graphs, charts, tables etc. and your task is to interpret them and derive conclusions/ observations. So, the real challenge is to solve these “Mental Exercisers” in the minimal amount of time using some smart approaches rather than going for lengthy ones.

In this article, we will give you some preparation tips for creating wonders in "Data analysis and Interpretation".

In the SBI PO Mains examination, data analysis will have the time limit of:

• Number of equations- 45 minutes
• Total marks- 60 minutes
• Total time- 60 minutes

Moreover, in order to perform well, you need to have the idea of the syllabus and the important topics included:

Syllabus for Data Interpretation(DI):

• Tabulation
• Bar graphs
• Pie charts
• Line graphs
• Mix graphs

Preparation tips for Data Interpretation(DI):

The common questions which strikes a candidate’s mind while solving DI questions are “How to solve these questions in less time?”, “What could be the shortcut tricks to solve these questions?”, “How to score well in this section?” etc. Well, we have the right suggestions for you:

a. Amplify your calculation skills: Intensify your calculation skills. Data interpretation demands accuracy along with pace. But, both of these factors can be enhanced by one key- i.e. practice. As the saying goes, “practice makes a man perfect”, this is 100 percent true for this category. Practice mental calculations because that will make you more profound as compared to manual calculations on paper.

b. Learn to come up with approx values: For questions from topics like averages, fractions, percentages etc., the candidates can easily make assumptions and get rid of silly errors. This makes sure your approach towards solving the particular question is correct.

c. Careful analysis of the data: The data given in the questions should be carefully analyzed. The correct analysis will give you appropriate results and in turn, good scores.

d. Close attention to details: Pay close attention to details and do not make assumptions without reading the questions properly. This process will make you solve data analysis and interpretation questions efficiently.

e. Regular preparation matters!: Regular and systematic preparations can make a drastic and remarkable difference. Preparation makes you confident and handy while solving the questions and also makes you fast and quick in your response.

We hope that this article helps you in every possible way to score well in the section of data analysis and interpretation of SBI PO Mains 2016. Stay tuned for more useful updates. Good luck!

kanhaiya jha 1 Months ago
Yes Dear......Thats why you must need to apply Tips & Tricks to answer maximum questions within the time limit.....
visweswar 1 Months ago
time45 min que are 35 and max marks are 60