Table Analysis
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- Determine ratios, proportions, or probabilities
- Identify correlations between two sets of data
- Compare an entryâ€™s rank in two or more of the tableâ€™s categories
The tables below provide the complete semantics of a Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted in different years.
Table showing the Number of Questions
Exam | Quantitative | Verbal | Analytical |
CET 1990 | 55 | 55 | 55 |
CET 1991 | 50 | 50 | 50 |
CET 1992 | 50 | 50 | 50 |
CET 1993 | 50 | 50 | 50 |
CET 1994 | 37 | 50 | 39 |
* Each question carries 1 mark.
General information on the Exams
Exam | Total Duration (in minutes) |
Number of Questions | Overall cutoff mark as a percentage of maximum mark for the top five institutes |
CET 1990 | 120 | 44 | 55 |
CET 1991 | 120 | 48 | 68 |
CET 1992 | 120 | 48 | 65 |
CET 1993 | 120 | 48 | 60 |
CET 1994 | 150 | 71 | 68 |
* The Difficulty Factor of the exam is the sum of the products of the number of questions of each type and the corresponding difficulty level. The Stress Factor is the Difficulty Factor divided by the Average Time Per Question.
Measure of Difficulty and Cut-offs
Exam |
Quantitative |
Verbal |
Analytical |
CET 1990 |
3, 9 |
3, 16 |
2, 12 |
CET 1991 |
2, 14 |
1, 19 |
1, 20 |
CET 1992 |
3, 11 |
1, 18 |
3, 14 |
CET 1993 |
3, 10 |
1, 18 |
2, 15 |
CET 1994 |
3, 8 |
1, 18 |
3, 9 |
* The Difficulty Factor of the exam is the sum of the products of the number of questions of each type and the corresponding difficulty level. The Stress Factor is the Difficulty Factor divided by the Average Time Per Question.
All the tables above and all the text available can be integrated into the following single structured table:
Exam |
Area |
Questions |
Marks per question |
Total Duration (in minute) |
Average time per question (in seconds) |
Difficulty level 1 = Easy 2 = Average 3 = Difficult |
Area wise Cut-off Scores |
Overall cutoff mark as a percentage of maximum mark for the top five Institutes |
CET â€“ 1990 |
Quantitative |
55 |
1 |
120 |
44 |
3 |
9 |
55 |
Verbal |
55 |
1 |
3 |
16 |
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Analytical |
55 |
1 |
2 |
12 |
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CET â€“ 1991 |
Quantitative |
50 |
1 |
120 |
48 |
2 |
14 |
68 |
Verbal |
50 |
1 |
1 |
19 |
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Analytical |
50 |
1 |
1 |
20 |
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CET â€“ 1992 |
Quantitative |
50 |
1 |
120 |
48 |
3 |
11 |
65 |
Verbal |
50 |
1 |
1 |
18 |
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Analytical |
50 |
1 |
3 |
14 |
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CET â€“ 1993 |
Quantitative |
50 |
1 |
120 |
48 |
3 |
10 |
60 |
Verbal |
50 |
1 |
1 |
18 |
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Analytical |
50 |
1 |
2 |
15 |
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CET â€“ 1994 |
Quantitative |
37 |
1 |
150 |
71 |
3 |
8 |
68 |
Verbal |
50 |
1 |
1 |
18 |
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Analytical |
39 |
1 |
3 |
9 |
* The Difficulty Factor of the exam is the sum of the products of the number of questions of each type and the corresponding difficulty level. The Stress Factor is the Difficulty Factor divided by the Average Time Per Question.
Question-1: (Medium Difficulty Level)
Indicate in the respective columns which of the following years can be marked as having the greatest Difficulty Factor and the Highest Stress Factor?The Difficulty Factor is the greatest for which one of the following exams? | Which one of the following exams has been marked as having the highest Stress Factor? | |
CET 1990 | ||
CET 1991 | ||
CET 1992 | ||
CET 1993 | ||
CET 1994 |
Difficulty Factor is (2 Ã— 50 + 1 Ã— 50 + 1 Ã— 50) = 100 + 50 + 50 = 200.
The Stress Factor is 200/48 < Choice (A). Reject.
Choice (C): In CET 1992,
Difficulty Factor is (3 Ã— 50 + 1 Ã— 50 + 3 Ã— 50) = 350.
The Stress Factor is 350/48 < Choice (A). Reject.
Choice (E): In CET 1994,
The Difficulty Factor is the greatest for which one of the following exams? | Which one of the following exams has been marked as having the highest Stress Factor? | |
CET 1990 | ||
CET 1991 | ||
CET 1992 | ||
CET 1993 | ||
CET 1994 |
Question-2: (Hard Difficulty Level)
Enough to infer and true | Note enough to infer or false | |
As the Stress Factor increased, the cut-off marks of the top five universities decreased | ||
As the Difficulty Factor of the exam decreased, the cut-off marks of the top five universities increased | ||
As the Difficulty Factor increased, the Stress Factor increased | ||
By approximately what percent did the number of questions decrease in CET 1994 over the previous year? |
Enough to infer and true | Note enough to infer or false | |
As the Stress Factor increased, the cut-off marks of the top five universities decreased | ||
As the Difficulty Factor of the exam decreased, the cut-off marks of the top five universities increased | ||
As the Difficulty Factor increased, the Stress Factor increased | ||
By approximately what percent did the number of questions decrease in CET 1994 over the previous year? |