**GATE Aptitude Questions** – The question paper for GATE comprises of 10 questions on General Aptitude (GA) of total of 15 marks. The aptitude test is intended to access the language and analytical skills of the candidate. Over the years, it has been observed that the difficulty level of aptitude questions is generally easy to moderate. Here you can check **GATE aptitude questions asked** in the exam** **for years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 from this page.

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## GATE 2020 Aptitude Questions

**Q1. I do not think you know the case well enough to have opinions. Having said that, I agree with your point. What does the phrase “having said that” mean? **

(A) in addition to what I have said

(B) in opposed to what I have said

(C) contrary to what I have said

(D) despite what i have said

**Ans D**

**Q2. He is known for his unscrupulous ways. He always sheds___________tears to deceive people.**

(A) crocodile

(B) fox

(C) crocodile’s

(D) fox’s

**Ans. A**

**Q3. P, Q, R & S are uniquely coded using α & β. If P is coded as α and Q is coded as β then R & S respectively. It can be coded as**

(A) βα & ββ

(B) αβ & ββ

(C) ββ & αα

(D) αα & ββ

**Ans. **—

**Q4. Build: Building, Grow:______**_

(A) Grew

(B) Grown

(C) Growth

(D) Grow

**Ans. Growth **

**Q5. 8+88+888+8888+….+ n terms**

**Ans. n=1**

### GATE 2019 Aptitude Questions

**Q1. **The fisherman, ______ the flood victims owed their lives, were rewarded by the govt.

(A) whom

(B) to which

(C) to whom

(D) to that

**Ans. **C

**Q2. The radius as well as height of a circular cone increases by 10%. The percentage in its volume is _____. **

(A) 17.1

(B) 21.0

(C) 33.1

(D) 72.8

**Ans. C**

**Q3. Until Iran came along, India had never been _____ in kabaddi. **

(A) defeated

(B) defeating

(C) defeat

(D) defeatist

**Ans. A **

**Q4. Joh Thomas, an _____ writer passed away in 2018.**

(A) imminent

(B) prominent

(C) eminent

(D) dominant

**Ans. C**

**Q5. A worker noticed that the hour hand of the factory clocl had moved by 225 degrees during her stay at the factory. For how long did she stay in the factory? **

(A) 3.75 hours

(B) 4 hours and 15 minutes

(C) 8.5 hours

(D) 7.5 hours

**Ans. D**

**Q6. The sum and product of two integers are 26 and 165 respectively. The difference between these two integer is ____ **

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 4

(D) 6

**Ans. C**

**Q7.** **M and N had four children P, Q, R and S. of them, only P and R were married. They had children X and Y respectively. If Y is a legitimate child of , which of the following statements is necessary FALSE?**

(A) M is the grandmother of Y

(B) R is the father of Y

(C) W is the wife of R

(D) W is the wife of P

**Ans. D**

**Q8. I am not sure if the bus that has been booked will be able to ____ all the students.**

(A) sit

(B) deteriorate

(C) fill

(D) accomodate

**Ans. D**

**Q9. The missing number in the given sequence 343, 1331, ___, 4913 is**

(A) 3375

(B) 2744

(C) 2197

(D) 4096

**Ans. C**

**Q10. Newspapers are a constant source of delight and recreation for me. The ____ trouble is that I read _____ many of them. **

(A) even, quite

(B) even, too

(C) only, quite

(D) only, too

**Ans. D **

### GATE 2018 Aptitude Questions

**Q1. “Going by the ________that many hands make light work, the school ______ involved all the students in the task.”**

**The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are**

(A) principle, principal

(B) principal, principle

(C) principle, principle

(D) principal, principal

**Ans. A**

**Q2. Seven machines take 7 minutes to make 7 identical toys. At the same rate, how many minutes would it take for 100 machines to make 100 toys?**

(A) 1

(B) 7

(C) 100

(D) 700

**Ans. B**

**Q3. For integers a, b and c, what would be the minimum and maximum values respectively of a + b + c if log |a| + log |b| + log |c| = 0?**

(A) -3 and 3

(B) -1 and 1

(C) -1 and 3

(D) 1 and 3

**Ans. A**

**Q4. “From where are they bringing their books? _________ bringing books from __.”** **The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are**

(A) Their, they’re, there

(B) They’re, their, there

(C) There, their, they’re

(D) They’re, there, there

**Ans. B**

**Q5. The area of a square is d. What is the area of the circle which has the diagonal of the square as its diameter?**

(A) πd

(B) (πd)2

(C) 1/4 πd2

(D) 1/2 πd2

**Ans. D**

**Q6. What would be the smallest natural number which when divided either by 20 or by 42 or by 76 leaves a remainder of 7 in each case?**

(A) 3047

(B) 6047

(C) 7987

(D) 63847

**Ans. C**

**Q7. What is the missing number in the following sequence? 2, 12, 60, 240, 720, 1440, ________, 0**

(A) 2880

(B) 1440

(C) 720

(D) 0

**Ans. B**

**Q8. In a party, 60% of the invited guests are male and 40% are female. If 80% of the invited guests attended the party and if all the invited female guests attended, what would be the ratio of males to females among the attendees in the party?**

(A) 2:3

(B) 1:1

(C) 3:2

(D) 2:1

**Ans. B**

**Q9. A six sided unbiased die with four green faces and two red faces is rolled seven times. Which of the following combinations is the most likely outcome of the experiment?**

(A) Three green faces and four red faces.

(B) Four green faces and three red faces.

(C) Five green faces and two red faces.

(D) (D) Six green faces and one red face.

**Ans. A**

**Q10. A 1.5 m tall person is standing at a distance of 3 m from a lamp post. The light from the lamp at the top of the post casts her shadow. The length of the shadow is twice her height. What is the height of the lamp post in meters?**

(A) 1.5

(B) 3

(C) 4.5

(D) 6

**Ans. B**

### GATE 2017 Aptitude Questions

**Q1. The ninth and tenth of this month are Monday and Tuesday.**

(A) figuratively

(B) retrospectively

(C) respectively

(D) rightfully

**Ans. C**

**Q2. It is ______ to read this year’s textbook ______ the last year’s **

(A) easier, than

(B) most easy, than

(C) easier, from

(D) easiest, from

**Ans. A**

**Q3. The number of 3 digit numbers such that the 1 digit is never to the immediate right of 2 is **

(A) 781

(B) 791

(C) 881

(D) 891

**Ans. C**

**Q4. The bacteria in milk are destroyed when it _______ heated to 80 degree celsius. **

(A) would be

(B) will be

(C) is

(D) was

**Ans. C**

**Q5. _______ with someone else’s email account is now a very serious offence. **

(A) involving

(B) assisting

(C) tampering

(D) incubating

**Ans. C**

**Q6. If the radius of a right circular cone is increased by 50%. Its volume is increased by**

(A) 75%

(B) 100%

(C) 125%

(D) 237.5%

**Ans. C**

**Q7. 40% of the deaths on city roads may be attributed to drunken driving. The number of degrees needed to represent this as a slice of pie chart is**

(A) 120

(B) 144

(C) 160

(D) 212

**Ans. B**

**Q8. There are 3 Indians and 3 Chinese in a group of 6 people. How many sub groups of this group can we choose so that every sub group has at least one Indian?**

(A) 56

(B) 52

(C) 48

(D) 44

**Ans. A**

**Q9. I _______ made arrangements had I _________ informed earlier. **

(A) could have, been

(B) would have, being

(C) had, have

(D) had been, been

**Ans. A**

**Q10. She has a sharp tongue and it can occassionally can turn ________**

(A) hurtful

(B) left

(C) methodical

(D) vital

**Ans. A**

### GATE 2016 Aptitude Questions

**Q1. The chairman requested the aggrieved shareholders to _____ him**

(A) bare with

(B) bore with

(C) bear with

(D) bare

**Ans. C**

**Q2. Identify the correct spelling out of the given options: **

(A) Managable

(B) Manageable

(C) Mangaeble

(D) Managible

**Ans. B**

**Q3. Pick the odd one out in the following:** **13, 23, 33, 43, 53 **

(A) 23

(B) 33

(C) 43

(D) 53

**Ans. B**

**Q4. R2D2 is a robot. R2D2 can repair aeroplanes. No other robot can repair aeroplanes. Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements?**

(A) R2D2 is a robot which can only repair aeroplanes.

(B) R2D2 is the only robot which can repair aeroplanes

(C) R2D2 is a robot which can repair only aeroplanes.

(D) Only R2D2 is a robot.

**Ans. B**

**Q5. A poll of students appearing for masters in engineering indicated that 60 % of the students believed that mechanical engineering is a profession unsuitable for women. A research study on women with masters or higher degrees in mechanical engineering found that 99 % of such women were successful in their professions.** **Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above paragraph? **

(A) Many students have misconceptions regarding various engineering disciplines

(B) Men with advanced degrees in mechanical engineering believe women are well suited to be mechanical engineers.

(C) Mechanical engineering is a profession well suited for women with masters or higher degrees in mechanical engineering

(D) The number of women pursuing higher degrees in mechanical engineering is small.

**Ans. C**

**Q6. Shaquille O’ Neal is a 60% career free throw shooter, meaning that he successfully makes 60 free throws out of 100 attempts on average. What is the probability that he will successfully make exactly 6 free throws in 10 attempts?**

(A) 0.2508

(B) 0.2816

(C) 0.2934

(D) 0.6000

**Ans. A**

**Q7. The volume of a sphere of diameter 1 unit is __ than the volume of a cube of side 1 unit**

(A) least

(B) less

(C) lesser

(D) low

**Ans. B**

**Q8. The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be _ without trial. **

(A) hanged

(B) hanging

(C) hankering

(D) hung

**Ans. A**

**Q9. A window is made up of a square portion and an equilateral triangle portion above it. The base of the triangular portion coincides with the upper side of the square. If the perimeter of the window is 6 m, the area of the window in m2 is **________.

(A) 1.43

(B) 2.06

(C) 2.68

(D) 2.88

**Ans. B**

**Q10. Find the missing sequence in the letter series. B, FH, LNP, _ _ _ _.**

(A) SUWY

(B) TUVW

(C) TVXZ

(D) TWXZ

**Ans. C**

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