# Data Sufficiency Quiz for MBA entrance exams

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This quiz consists of questions from

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**Directions (Qs. 1 to 10):
Each of the following problems comprises a question followed by two statements
labeled (1) and (2). Use these statements and generic mathematical knowledge
(mathematical facts and other knowledge like number of hours in a day) to decide
whether the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Then mark your
answers according to the following: **

**(a) If you can get the answer
from (1) ALONE but not from (2) alone. **

**(b) If you can get the answer
from (2) ALONE but not from (1) alone. **

**(c) If you can get the answer
from BOTH (1) and (2) TOGETHER but not from (1) alone or (2) alone. **

**(d) If you CANNOT get the
answer from (1) and (2) TOGETHER and need more data.**

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**1. How many philosophy books
does Amar have in his personal library? **

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(1) Amar has four times as many philosophy books as

physics books.

(2) Amar has 36 more philosophy books than physics

books.

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**2. Is A an integer? **

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(1) A > 0

(2) (12)^2 + (5)^2 = A^2

**3. Is X an odd integer?**

(1) X/3 is an integer

(2) 3X is an odd integer

**4. The latest hair-oil brand
of a multinational FMCG company contains coconut oil, oleic acid and perfume.
How much of coconut oil is present in its 500 ml bottle?**

(1) The content of coconut oil is equal to the content

of oleic acid.

(2) By content, the mix is 1/6 perfume and 5/12 oleic acid.

**5.
Profits of an Indian multinational over a 4-year period averaged Rs.22 crore.
If the company made profits in all 4 years, in which of the years were the
profits greatest?**

(1) In the 4th year, the profits of the company were

thrice the average of its profits for the first 3 years.

(2) Profits of the company were twice as great in the

2nd year and thrice as great in the 3rd year as in the 1st year.

**6. What is the number of
360-degree rotations that a bicycle wheel makes while rolling 1,000 m in a
straight line without slipping? **

(1) The wheel made 20 rotations (360-degrees) per

minute.

(2) The radius of the bicycle wheel is 0.3 m.

**7. If ab = -12, then what is
the value of ab(a + b)? **

(1) (ab)^2 = 36

(2) a – b = 7

**8.
In a marketing research survey for a new service launched by a cellular
services provider, did more than 60% respondents ‘Recommend’ the service? **

(1) 60% of the female respondents ‘Liked’ the service

and exactly (1/3) rd of these would ‘Recommend’ the service.

(2) Exactly 20 male respondents would ‘Recommend’ the

services and they would make approximately 30% of the population surveyed.

**9. What was the ratio of
administrative staff to the production staff in factory X last year? **

(1) Last year, if the number of administrative staff

had been 12% higher, and if the number of production staff had been 20% higher,

then the number of administrative staff had been 80% of production staff.

(2) Last year, the number of production staff was 40

more than the number of administrative staff.

**10. In which year was Sheetal
born? **

(1) Shalini, who is 3.5 years elder to Sheetal, was

born in 1975.

(2) Shefali, who is 2.5 years younger to Sheetal, is

now in high school.

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**Answers**

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**1(c) 2(b)
3(b) 4(b) 5(a)
6(b) 7(a) 8(d)
9(c) 10(a) **