GATE 2020 General Aptitude Practice Questions with solutions

Gate 2020 general aptitude Important questions for Practice

1. if |4x-7|=5 then the value of 2|x|-|-x| is 


2. If the absolute difference between the selling
price of the article when there is 15% loss
and 15% gain in selling a article is Rs 450,
then what is the cost price of the article?


3. Arun rowed a distance of 36 km in still water in 3 hours. He rowed 30 km in 2 hours with the current. Find the time he would take to row 27 km against the


4. Read the below data table and answer the
following question.
Year                GDP growth rate for
                           the year (in %)
2011                    –7
2012                      7
2013                    –6
2014                      5
2015                    –4

If the GDP of the country was $1 trillion at
the end of 2011, what was it at the beginning
of 2013?


5. The average of 45 numbers is zero. Of them,
at the most and at the least, how many may
be greater than zero?


6. Apply Newton’s method to the equation.    x=e^(-x) ,  starting with x = 0.5, the root correct upto three decimal places is


7. Each of the following sentences in this
section has a blank space and four words or
groups of words given after the sentences.
Select the words or group of words you
consider most appropriate for the blank
space and indicate your response on the
Answer Sheet accordingly.
The visiting Diplomat _________ the Prime


8. If 137+276+435 how much is 731+672?


9. In 2017, the Indian Railways reported an
increase in the total number of passengers it
carried from the year before, but a decrease
in total revenues – even though prices for its
tickets on all routes remained unchanged
during the two – year period.
Which of the following, if true, best
reconciles the apparent paradox described


10. If road is written as URDG ,then SWAN should be written as


11. The ratio between the length and the breadth
of a rectangular park is 3: 2. If a man
cycling along the boundary of the park at the
speed of 12 km/hr completes one round in 8
minutes, then the area of the park (in sq. m)


12. 12 buckets of water fill a tank when the
capacity of each bucket is 13.5 litres. How
many buckets will be needed to fill the same
tank, if the capacity of each bucket is 9


13. In each of the following questions a word is 

followed by four other. Choose the one
closest in meaning to the given word.



14. If i were you, I……… that laptop. It’s too much expensive


15. Shyam purchased some goods for Rs 1800. He sold one-third of the goods purchased at 20% loss. Find the profit percentage at which the rest of the goods
must be sold to realize an overall profit of 20%


16. Given digits 2,2,3,3,3,4,4,4,4 how many distinct 4 digit numbers greater than 3000 can be formed ?


17. A watch showed 5 minutes past 3 o’clock on Sunday evening when the correct time was 3 o’clock. It loses uniformly and was observed to be 10 minutes slow
on subsequent tuesday at 9 p.m. When did the watch show correct time?


18. How many cuboids of length 5 m, width 3 m
and height 2 m can be formed from a cuboid
of 18 m length, 15 m width and 12 m


19. In the sentence with three underlined parts
labelled (A), (B) and (C). Read each
sentence to find out whether there is any
error in any underlined part and indicate
your response on the Answer Sheet against
the corresponding letter i.e., (A), (B), (C). If
you find no error, your response should be
indicated as (D).
As he was tired / so he could / not run. No


20. Given the sequence of terms AD CG FK JP the next term is


21. Two vessels contain mixtures of milk and water. The ratio of milk and water are 3:10 and 4:5 in the first and second vessels respectively. In what ratio should
they be mixed so that the resulting mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 79 : 155?




23. Which of the following options are closest to the meaning to the word below 





25. if y=5x^2 +3 then the tangent at x=0 , y= 3


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