The General Aptitude section is worth 15 marks and consists of 10 questions; 5 questions carrying 1 mark each and 5 questions for 2 marks 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.
The General Aptitude section is easily one of the most scoring sections of the GATE exam but its important to strengthen your foundation so you can score well
- Preparation for GA will help your preparation for the rest of the course so don't leave the GA preparation till the end
- Revise your English grammar from Class 10th books
- Increase your vocabulary on a daily basis, this will help you be prepared for the final exam
- Once a week read a new short passage and try describing it in a few points. This will greatly help in preparing for reading comprehension
- Try language puzzles and analogies off-and-on when you get time
- The Numerical Ability sections basically focuses on approximation skills
- Increase your speed in calculations and study basic concepts from Class 10th
- Try practice sample papers/previous year papers when you practice sample papers/previous year papers of the remainder of the subject (the optional subject) This will help you get in the habit of answering both the sections together.