GATE Syllabus

GATE 2021 syllabus – Reasoning and Comprehension

GATE 2021 syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension gives you details of the latest GATE syllabus for the subject release by the official gate organizing institute. We also created an easy to use ad-free mobile app for GATE syllabus, previous year papers with keys, gate calculator, virtual calculator, and more. Download iStudy for all GATE preparation needs.

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GATE Reasoning and Comprehension (XH-B1)

This is to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend and interpret written information – skills that are critical to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The section will not directly test language competence in terms of grammar, vocabulary etc. The focus is instead on critical reasoning (similar to what is often found in exams like LSAT, GRE, GMAT etc.) and analysis of the text and its stylistic and rhetorical structure.

Questions of this section XH-B1 will test the following skills:
  • Reading Comprehension – ability to understand complex language material in short paragraphs and answer questions regarding them
  • Expression – questions on stylistic and rhetorical aspects of a short passage including corrections or modifications of particular sentences
  • Analytical reasoning – the ability to understand relationships in statements or short passages and being able to draw reasonable conclusions/inferences from them.
  • Logical reasoning – Thinking critically to evaluate or to predict an argument, identify the main and supporting arguments, predict outcomes etc.

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