# GATE General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus

Candidates should know that GATE is conducted for 23 papers and General Aptitude section is common to each paper. This paper consists of 10 questions carrying 15 marks. So, this paper is important for all aspirants appearing in GATE exam. Therefore, I’m sharing below complete GATE General Aptitude Syllabus which will help candidates to prepare for the exam in a better way.

The detailed syllabus of General Aptitude mentioned below is taken from the last year GATE information brochure. In case we find any sort of changes in the syllabus for GATE  then we’ll update the post with requisite information.

## General Aptitude Syllabus

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.

Sample Questions

Verbal  Ability

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

Ans. (A)

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

Ans. (B)

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

Ans. (B)

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)  Labor 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 fromKoreatoGermanyis 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.

Ans. (D)

Numerical Ability

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

Ans. (A)

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