Aptitude Section: GATE is a 3 hour exam with 65 questions (30 one-mark questions and 35 two-mark questions) summing up to 100 marks with questions from core subjects, engineering maths and general aptitude. Questions from the core engineering subjects far outweigh the other 2 areas with 70% weightage. But, General Aptitude and engineering maths with 15 marks each play a vital role in maximizing the score. In fact, a good performance in aptitude and maths ensures the minimum qualification marks in GATE exam.
Aptitude tests are analytical ways of calculating how people accomplish tasks or react to different situations. They have homogenized methods of conduction and scoring, due to which results can be measured and correlated with others at the same tests. Administered on computers, these tests help in confirming the professional and personal skills of a person. The GA section is designed to test your language and analytical skills. Regardless of which optional subject you may choose, General Aptitude remains constant in each and every one of the 22 optional papers. Although General Aptitude seems easy, a little smart studying always helps. Here are some tips!
Pattern of Aptitude Section: The General Aptitude section is worth 15 marks and consists of 10 questions; 5 questions carrying 1 mark each and 5 questions for 2 mark each. The General Aptitude question pattern remains the same for all subjects
- Part 1: Verbal Ability: English Grammar, Sentence Completion, Verbal Analogies, Word Groups, Instructions, Critical Reasoning and Verbal Deduction.
- Part 2: Numerical Ability: Numerical Computation, Numerical Estimation, Numerical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
Books to prepare Aptitude Section:
|Name of the Book||Author||Publisher|
|Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (English) 17th Edition||R. S. Aggarwal and Chand Publishing||S. Chand Publishing |
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma||Arun Sharma||MHE|