**Answer question nos. 1 to 4 based on the following information.**

The following graphs give annual data of Assets, Sales (as percentage of Assets) and Spending on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (as percentage of Sales), of a company for the period 2004-2009.

**Question 1**. In which year was the increase in spending on CSR, vis-a-vis the previous year, the maximum?

A. 2005

B. 2006

C. 2007

D. 2008

E. 2009

**Question 2**. Of the years indicated below, in which year was the ratio of CSR/ Assets the maximum?

A. 2004

B. 2005

C. 2006

D. 2007

E. 2008

**Question 3. ** What was the maximum value of spending on CSR activities in the period 2004 – 2009?

A. Rs. 0.5 Crore

B. Rs. 1.0 Crore

C. Rs. 2.0 Crore

D. Rs. 3.0 Crore

E. Rs. 4.0 Crore

**Question 4**. In which year, did the spending on CSR (measured in Rs.) decline, as compared to previous year?

A. 2006

B. 2007

C. 2008

D. 2009

E. None of the above

### Answers and Explanations

**Solution: ** **For questions nos. 1-4 :** The data can be tabulated as shown below.

**Answer 1. (B)**

The increase in spending on CSR over the previous year was the maximum in 2006.

**Answer 2. (E)**

Among the options, the ratio of CSR/ Assets was the maximum in 2008.

**Answer 3. (D)**

The maximum value of spending on CSR activities was in 2009 at approximately Rs. 3.0 crore.

**Answer 4. (E)**

It can be seen from the table that the spending on CSR never declined compared to previous year.