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  No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise without the prior permission of the author. GATE SOLVED PAPERElectrical EngineeringGENERAL APTITUDECopyright © By NODIA & COMPANY  Information contained in this book has been obtained by authors, from sources believes to be reliable. However, neither Nodia nor its authors guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information herein, and Nodia nor its authors shall be responsible for any error, omissions, or damages arising out of use of this information. This book is published with the understanding that Nodia and its authors are supplying information but are not attempting to render engineering or other professional services. NODIA AND COMPANY B-8, Dhanshree Tower Ist, Central Spine, Vidyadhar Nagar, Jaipur 302039Ph : +91 - 141 - :  GATE SOLVED PAPER - EE GENERAL APTITUDE   ©   w  w  w .  n o d  i a . c o .  i  n YEAR 2013 ONE MARK Q. 1 Choose the grammatically CORRECT sentence:(A) Two and two add four(B) Two and two become four(C) Two and two are four(D) Two and two make four Q. 2 Statement: You can always give me a ring whenever you need.Which one of the following is the best inference from the above statement?(A) Because I have a nice caller tune.(B) Because I have a better telephone facility(C) Because a friend in need is a friend indeed(D) Because you need not pay towards the telephone bills when you give me a ring Q. 3 In the summer of 2012, in New Delhi, the mean temperature of Monday to Wednesday was 41°C and of Tuesday to Thursday was 43C c . If the temperature on Thursday was 15% higher than that of Monday, then the temperature in C c  on Thursday was(A) 40 (B) 43(C) 46 (D) 49 Q. 4 Complete the sentence: Dare .................. mistakes.(A) commit (B) to commit(C) committed (D) committing Q. 5  They were requested not to quarrel with others.Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word quarrel?(A) make out (B) call out(C) dig out (D) fall out Sol. 1 Option (D) is correct. They were requested not to quarrel with others.Quarrel has a similar meaning to ‘fall out’ YEAR 2013 TWO MARKS Q. 6 A car travels 8km in the first quarter of an hour, 6km in the second quarter and 16km in the third quarter. The average speed of the car in km per hour over the entire journey is(A) 30 (B) 36(C) 40 (D) 24    ©   w  w  w .  n o d  i a . c o .  i  n GATE SOLVED PAPER - EE GENERAL APTITUDE Q. 7 Find the sum to n   terms of the series ...1084734 + + + (A) 109911 n  ++ ^ h  (B) 89911 n  -+ ^ h (C) n  8991 n  -+ ^ h  (D) n  8991 n  2 -+ ^ h Q. 8 Statement: There were different streams of freedom movements in colonial India carried out by the moderates, liberals, radicals, socialists, and so on.Which one of the following is the best inference from the above statement?(A) The emergence of nationalism in colonial India led to our Independence(B) Nationalism in India emerged in the context of colonialism(C) Nationalism in India is homogeneous(D) Nationalism in India is heterogeneous Q. 9  The set of values of p   for which the roots of the equation x x p p  3210 2 + + - = ^ h  are of opposite sign is(A) ,0 3 - ^ h  (B) ,01 ^ h (C) ,1  3 ^ h  (D) ,0  3 ^ h Q. 10 What is the chance that a leap year, selected at random, will contain 53 Sundays?(A) 2/7 (B) 3/7(C) 1/7 (D) 5/7 2012 ONE MARK Q. 11 If (.).1001352 1259 =  and (.).,1001785 2062 =  then (.)1001 3321 (A) .223 (B) .433 (C) .1137 (D) .2764 Q. 12 Choose the most appropriate alternate from the options given below to complete the following sentence : If the tired soldier wanted to lie down, he..................the mattress out on the balcony. (A) should take (B) shall take(C) should have taken (D) will have taken Q. 13 Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence : Give the seriousness of the situation that he had to face, his........was impressive. (A) beggary (B) nomenclature(C) jealousy (D) nonchalance Q. 14 Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below ? Latitude (A) Eligibility (B) Freedom(C) Coercion (D) Meticulousness  GATE SOLVED PAPER - EE GENERAL APTITUDE   ©   w  w  w .  n o d  i a . c o .  i  n Q. 15 One of the parts (A, B, C, D) in the sentence given below contains an ERROR. Which one of the following is INCORRECT  ? I requested that he should be given the driving test today instead of tomorrow. (A) requested that (B) should be given(C) the driving test (D) instead of tomorrow 2012 TWO MARKS Q. 16 One of the legacies of the Roman legions was discipline. In the legious, military law prevailed and discipline was brutal. Discipline on the battlefield kept units obedient, intact and fighting, even when the odds and conditions were against them.Which one of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage ?(A) Through regimentation was the main reason for the efficiency of the Roman legions even in adverse circumstances.(B) The legions were treated inhumanly as if the men were animals(C) Disciplines was the armies inheritance from their seniors(D) The harsh discipline to which the legions were subjected to led to the odds and conditions being against them. Q. 17 Raju has 14 currency notes in his pocket consisting of only Rs. 20 notes and Rs. 10 notes. The total money values of the notes is Rs. 230. The number of Rs. 10 notes that Raju has is(A) 5 (B) 6(C) 9 (D) 10 Q. 18  There are eight bags of rice looking alike, seven of which have equal weight and one is slightly heavier. The weighing balance is of unlimited capacity. Using this balance, the minimum number of weighings required to identify the heavier bag is(A) 2 (B) 3(C) 4 (D) 8 Q. 19  The data given in the following table summarizes the monthly budget of an average household. CategoryAmount (Rs.) Food4000Clothing1200Rent2000Savings1500Other Expenses1800 The approximate percentages of the monthly budget NOT  spent on savings is(A) 10% (B) 14%(C) 81% (D) 86%
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