GATE General Aptitude Syllabus, Books & Exam Pattern – 2024



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 GATE 2023 General Aptitude (GA) – Paper Pattern, Syllabus & Books  – GATE 2023 exam will be conduct by IIT Kanpur on dates 4, 5 and 11, 12 February, 2023. Here we have provided latest General Aptitude syllabus & paper pattern for GATE 2023 aspirants. All GATE 2023 candidates are advised to download this latest syllabus before starting their GATE 2023 exam preparation.

GATE General Aptitude (GA) – Paper Pattern

There are three sections in the paper for paper codes – AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, GE, IN, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PI, TF and XE. Which are as shown in below table :

Paper SectionsMarks Distribution
Subject Questions72% of the total marks.
Engineering Mathemetics13% of the total marks.
General Aptitude15% of the total marks.

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There are two sections in the paper for paper codes – AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL. Which are as shown in below table :

Paper SectionsMarks Distribution
Subject Questions85% of the total marks.
General Aptitude15% of the total marks.

GATE General Aptitude (GA) – Syllabus

Part 1 :  Verbal Aptitude

Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context Reading and comprehension, Narrative sequencing.

Part 2 :  Quantitative Aptitude

Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability.

Part 3 :  Analytical Aptitude

Logic: deduction and induction
Numerical relations and reasoning

Part 4 :  Spatial Aptitude

Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping, Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions.

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