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Oct 13, 2013

Aptitude Questions for GATE Exam

Q.1 - Q.5 carry one mark each.
1. Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
Suresh’s dog is the one …………………………. was hurt in the stampede.
(a) that
(b) which
(c) who
(d) whom
2. The cost function for a product in a firm is given by 5q2, where q is the amount of production. The firm can sell the product at a market price of Rs 50 per unit. The number of units to be produced by the firm such that the profit is maximized is
(a) 5
(b) 10
(c) 15
(d) 25
3. Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence:
Despite several …………… the mission successes in its attempt to resolve the conflict.
(a) attempts
(b) setbacks
(c) meetings
(d) delegations
4. Which of the following options is the closest meaning to the word given below?
Mitigate
(a) Diminish
(b) Divulge
(c) Dedicate
(d) Denote
5. Choose the grammatically INCORRECT sentence:
(a) They gave us the money back less the service charges of Three Hundred rupees
(b) This country’s expenditure is not less than that of Bangladesh
(c) The committee initially asked for a funding of Fifty Lakh rupees, but later settled for a lesser sum.
(d) This country’s expenditure on educational reforms is very less.

Q.6 - Q.10 carry two marks each
6. Given the sequence of terms AD, CG, FK, JP the next term is:
(a) OV
(b) OW
(c) PV
(d) PW
7. Wanted Temporary, Part-time persons for the post of Field Interviewer to conduct personal interviews to collect and collate economic data. Requirements: High School pass, must be available for Day, Evening and Saturday work. Transportation paid, expenses reimbursed.
Which one of following is the best inference from the above advertisement?
(a) Gender discriminatory
(b) Xenophobic
(c) Not designed to make the post attractive
(d) Not gender discriminatory
8. A political party orders an arch entrance to the ground in which the annual convention is being held. The profile of the arch follows the equation y=2x – 0.1x2, where y is the height of the arch in meters. The maximum possible height of the arch is :
(a) 8 meters
(b) 10 meters
(c) 12 meters
(d) 14 meters
9. An automobile plant contracted to buy shock absorbers from two supplies X and Y. X supplies 60% and Y supplies 40% of the shock absorbers. All shock absorbers are subjected to a quality test. The ones that pass the quality test are considered reliable. Of X’s shock absorbers 96% are reliable. Of Y’s shock absorbers 72% are reliable.
The probability that a randomly chosen shock absorber which is found to be reliable, is made by Y is
(a) 0.288
(b) 0.334
(c) 0.667
(d) 0.720
10. Which of the following assertions are CORRECT?
P : Adding 7 to each entry in a list adds 7 to the mean of the list
Q : Adding 7 to each entry in a list adds 7 to the standard deviation of the list
R : Doubling each entry in a list doubles the mean of the list
S : Doubling each entry in a list leaves the standard deviation of the list unchanged
(a) P, Q
(b) Q, R
(c) P, R
(d) R, S
QuestionAnswer
Q1.a, b, c, d
Q2.a
Q3.b
Q4.a
Q5.d
Q6.a
Q7.d
Q8.b
Q9.b
Q10.c
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