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How to Prepare General Aptitude for GATE 2020?
General Aptitude is the important section for the GATE Exam. All set of papers such as AE, AG, AR, BT ETC. will have this section. It is the easiest section which is having Good Weightage and it can help you to crack the GATE Exam easily. If you just put in a little effort, you will get the best score in this GATE General Aptitude Section. Knowing the GATE 2020 Aptitude Syllabus is the first step of the preparation. On this Page, you will get the latest GATE General Aptitude Syllabus along with sample Questions. Download the GATE Exam Aptitude Syllabus PDF and prepare as per the Topics.
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GATE General Aptitude Syllabus and its importance
When compared to all other sections of GATE Paper, General Aptitude section is the easiest section to get maximum marks. It contains the questions which are easy to solve and scoring. Another advantage of this section is “There is no sectional Cut Off”. So General Aptitude of GATE Exam serves as a make-or-break section for the students who are appearing for the GATE exam 2020.
GATE General Aptitude Pattern 2020
|Type of Exam||Type of Questions||No.of Questions||Marks|
|MCQs & Numerical||1 Mark Questions||5||5|
|2 Mark Questions||5||10|
|Total||10 Questions||15 Marks|
GATE Exam General Aptitude syllabus
General Aptitude Section of GATE exam is divided into two portions.
- Verbal Ability.
- Numerical Ability.
When compared to the numerical ability questions, Verbal ability questions can be answered quickly. Numerical Ability questions are easier than verbal Questions. But it may consume time. The weightage of Aptitude Questions appeared in the GATE Exam are tabulated below.
Weightage of GATE general aptitude syllabus 2020
|Topic||Type of Questions||Weightage|
|Verbal Ability||1 Mark Questions||3-4|
|2 Mark Questions||2-3|
|Numerical Ability||1 Mark Questions||1-2|
|2 Mark Questions||2-3|
Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)
GATE General Aptitude Syllabus 2020: The Official General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2020 has given below. It gives us the particular topics that are to be expected in the GATE exam. Unlike Technical subjects, General Aptitude Section of GATE is Common to all Papers. Have a look at the below sections and get the Topic wise GATE General Aptitude Syllabus 2020. Also, www.gate.iitg.ac.in for more queries.
- English grammar
- Sentence completion
- Verbal analogies
- Word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
- Numerical computation
- The Numerical estimation
- Numerical reasoning
- Data Interpretation.
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GATE General Aptitude Syllabus 2020 & Sample Questions for Practice
Q.1. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:
To those of us who had always thought him timid, his ——— came as a surprise.
(A) intrepidity (B) inevitability (C) inability (D) inertness
Q.2. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:
Medicine is to illness as law is to _________
(A) discipline (B) anarchy (C) treason (D) etiquette
Q.3. Read the following paragraph:
“The ordinary form of mercury thermometer is used for temperature ranging from –40oF to 500oF. For measuring temperature below –40oF, thermometers filled with alcohol are used. These are, however, not satisfactory for use in high temperatures. When a mercury thermometer is used for temperature above 500oF, the space above the mercury is filled with some inert gas, usually, nitrogen or carbon dioxide, placed in the thermometer under pressure. As the mercury rises, the gas pressures are increased, so that it is possible to use these thermometers for temperatures as high as 1000oF.”
With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it was designed to be used for measuring the temperature of about 500oF?
(A) Pyrometer (B) Inert gas (C) Iron and brass (D) Gas
Q.4. The cost of manufacturing tractors in Korea is twenty percent less than the cost of manufacturing tractors in Germany. Even after transportation fees and import taxes are added, it is still cheaper to import tractors from Korea to Germany than to produce tractors in Germany. Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?
(A) Labour costs in Korea are twenty percent below those in Germany.
(B) Importing tractors into Germany will eliminate twenty percent of the manufacturing jobs in Germany.
(C) The costs of transporting a tractor from Korea to Germany is more than twenty percent of the cost of manufacturing the tractor in Korea.
(D) The import taxes on a tractor imported from Korea to Germany is less than twenty percent of the cost of manufacturing the tractor in Germany.
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Q.5. In a survey, 3/16 of the people surveyed told that they preferred to use public transport while commuting daily to office. 5/8 of the people surveyed told that they preferred to use their own vehicles. The remaining 75 respondents said that they had no clear preference. How many people preferred to use public transport?
General Aptitude Questions for GATE Exam
1.The LCM of two numbers is 2900% more than their HCF and sum of LCM and HCF of two number is 310. If one of the numbers is 20, find the other number.
2.The average age of a woman and her daughter is 21 yr. The ratio of their ages is 5: 1 respectively. What will be the ratio of their ages after 5 yr?
3.A boat running downstream, covers a distance of 20 km in 2 h, while it covers the same distance upstream in 5 h. Then, speed of the boat in still water is
4.In 40 L mixture of milk and water the ratio of milk to water is 7:1.In order to make the ratio of milk and water 3:1, the quantity of water (in liters) that should be added to the mixture will be
B. 6 1/2
C. 6 2/3
D. 6 3/4
5.ABC is an isosceles triangle with AB = AC. A circle through B touching AC at the middle point intersects AB at P. the AP: AB is:
6.Three persons walk from place A to place B. their speed are in the ratio 4:3:5. The ratio f the times taken by them to reach B will be:
7.Find the value of for which the distance between the points and is 10 units.
8.A certain sum of money lent at a certain rate of compound interest grows to 1.44 times its value in 2 years. If the same sum is lent at simple interest at the same rate, in how many years would it double itself?
9.Arunika bought some articles and sold half of them at ? 22,103 thereby making a profit of 15%. At what price should she sell the rest of them so as to earn an overall profit of 25%?
A. RS. 25,947
B. RS. 23,528
C. RS. 27130
D. RS. 24682
10.5172, 2536, 1268, 634, x. What will be the value of x?
GATE General Aptitude Syllabus – Sample Questions
11.A person incurs 5 percent loss by selling a watch for Rs.1140 at what price should the watch be sold is earn 5 percent profit?
12.A man can row 18km per hr in still water. The speed of the man in downstream is thrice the speed in upstream. Find the rate of stream?
A. 9 km per hr
B. 10 km per hr
C. 11 km per hr
D. 12 km per hr
13.The SI accrued on an amount of Rs 14,800 at the end of 3 years is Rs 6,216. What would be the compound interest accrued on the same amount at the same rate in the same period?
14.Rs.800 becomes Rs.965 in 3 years at a certain simple interest. If the rate of interest is increased by 4 percent, what amount will Rs.800 become in 3 years?
15.Mohan starts to walk towards east from his home and traveled 15meters. He then takes a left turn and walked 10m. again he takes a right turn and walked 07m finally he takes a right turn and walks 10m and takes his destination. So how far is he from his starting position and which direction is he facing?
A. 22 meters west
B. 22 meters east
C. 22 meters south-west
D. 22 meters north east
16.If A is the brother of B, B is the sister of C, and C is the father of D, how D is related to A?
D. Niece/ Nephew
17.Mohan can do a work in 15 days. After working for 3 days he is joined by Vinod. If they complete the remaining work in 3 more days, in how many days can Vinod alone complete the work?A. 10 days
B. 8 days
C. 5 days
D. 12 days
18.The maximum value of F in the following equation 5E9 + 2F8 + 3G7 = 1114 where E, F, G each stands for any digit?
19.In a 500 m race, the ratio of speeds of two runners P and Q is 3:5. P has a start of 200 m then the distance between P and Q at the finish of the race is:
A. P wins by 100 m
B. Q wins by 100 m
C. Both reach at the same time
D. Q wins by 50 m