The chief objects of classification are as follows:
(i) To reduce hugeness of the collected data by dividing them into a number of classes on a certain basis.
(ii) To unravel the significance of the information that remain hidden in the data.
(iii) To facilitate comparison between the related variables.
(iv) To make the data easily understandable and fit for further analysis and interpretation.
(v) To provide a basis for presentation of data either through tabulation, diagram or graphs.
(vi) To provide a ground for studying the relationship between certain variables through certain measures.
(vii) To highlight certain data which are considered more significant, and to remove certain data which are considered insignificant, or more unnecessary.