General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2017 & 2018

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General Aptitude is an important section for the GATE exam as the weight-age of this subject is 15 marks. It is the easiest section having good weightage in the GATE exam and it can help you to crack the GATE Exam. General aptitude section can be scored easily in GATE Exam and it is divided into two portions: Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. Verbal ability questions can be answered quickly compared to the numerical ability questions. Numerical Ability questions are easier than verbal but may consume time if you do not apply short-cuts in computations. It is easier to score 10 marks out of 15 marks with minimal effort in General aptitude. If you put some extra effort by knowing the syllabus of General Aptitude, then you can have great chance of getting 13-15 marks out-of 15 marks. In this article you can look for detailed General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE Exam.


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General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2017

The Official General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2017 has given us the particular topics that are to be expected in the exam. Unlike Technical subjects, General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2017 is the same across all streams.  So without further ado, let us take a look at the syllabus.

Part 1 – Verbal Ability


  • English Grammar.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Verbal Analogies.
  • Word Groups.
  • Instructions.
  • Critical Reasoning.
  • Verbal Deduction.

Part 2 – Numerical Ability

  • Numerical Computation.
  • Numerical Estimation.
  • Numerical Reasoning.
  • Data Interpretation.

Understand the General Aptitude Pattern

No. of Questions Nature
1 mark 5 MCQs & Numericals
2 mark 5 MCQs & Numericals
TOTAL=15 marks 10 questions

 

The GATE Exam is divided into two portions: Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. Verbal ability questions can be answered quickly compared to the numerical ability questions. Numerical Ability questions are easier than verbal but may consume time if you do not apply short-cuts in computations. Most questions in the General Aptitude section will be MCQ type, but you can expect one or two Numerical type questions as well. The breakup of the questions asked in the two topics are given below.

Topic Type of Question Weightage
Verbal Ability 1 mark 3-4
2 mark 2-3
Numerical Ability 1 mark 1-2
2 mark 2-3

 

General Aptitude Sample Questions for GATE 2017

Here are some sample questions of GATE 2017 General Aptitude. Solve them in order to get a better idea about General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2017. The answers are provided at the end.

Part 1 – 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

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 –40o F to 500o F. For measuring temperature below –40o F, 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 500o F, 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 1000o F.”
With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it was designed to be used for measuring temperature of about 500o F?
(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.
(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.

Part 2 – 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

Answer Key

Part 1:   1. (A)      2. (B)      3. (B)      4. (D)
Part 2:   5. (A)


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