Numerical Critical Reasoning

In this test you will be using facts and figures present in various statistical tables to answer questions designed to assess your ability to evaluate numerical data.

In each question you are given either five or ten options to choose from. One, and only one, of the options is correct in each case.

Please refer to the statistics tables below in order to correctly answer each question.

1. What proportion of Devondale Orchards’ total production in 1985 was accounted for by pears?

A. 20%
B. 25%
C. 30%
D. 35%
E. 40%
AB. 45%
AC. 50%
AD. 55%
BC. 65%

2. Between which years did Barlow Chemical’ pre-tax profit as a percentage of capital decrease?

A. 1986-87 & 1987-88
B. 1986-87 & 1988,89
C. 1987-88 & 1989-90
D. 1987-88 & 1988-89
E. 1988-89 & 1989-90

3. Which is the first available ferry after 12.50pm (Dover time) to leave Dover for the either French port?

A. 1pm to Calais
B. 1.15pm to Calais
C. 1.30pm to Calais
D. 1.45pm to Calais
E. 2pm to Calais
AB. 1pm to Boulogne
AB. 1.15pm to Boulogne
AD. 1.30pm to Boulogne
AE. 1.45pm to Boulogne
BC. None of these

4. In which category of professional associations did the ratio of graduate to non-graduate admissions in 1984 exceed 10:1?

A. Accountancy & Law
B. Engineering
C. Science & Technology
D. Others
E. None of these

5. If I catch the latest ferry from either French port which is due to arrive in Dover by noon, how long before noon (Dover time) would I arrive?

A. 15 minutues
B. 30 minutues
C. 45 minutes
D. 60 minutes
E. 75 minutes
AB. 90 minutues
AC. 105 minutes
AD. 120 mintues
AE. 135 minutes
BC. Cannot Say


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