General Aptitude (GA) (Common To All Branch)
|Paper Sections||Marks Distribution|
|Subject Questions||70% of the total marks.|
|Engineering Mathemetics||15% of the total marks.|
|General Aptitude||15% of the total marks.|
GATE Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)
Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.
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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 is 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 wasdesigned to be used for measuring temperature of about 500oF?
(A) Pyrometer (B) Inert gas (C) Iron and brass (D) Gas
Q.4. The cost of manufacturing tractors in Koreais 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 Koreato Germany than to produce tractors in Germany.
Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?
(A) Labour costs inKoreaare twenty percent below those inGermany.
(B) Importing tractors intoGermanywill eliminate twenty percent of the manufacturingjobs inGermany.
(C) The costs of transporting a tractor fromKoreatoGermanyis more than twenty percent ofthe cost of manufacturing the tractor inKorea.
(D) The import taxes on a tractor imported from Korea to Germany is less than twenty percent of the cost of manufacturing the tractor inGermany.
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?
(A) 75 (B) 100 (C) 125 (D) 133
Syllabus for General Aptitude