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GATE 2025 Reasoning and Comprehension Syllabus (XH-B1)

GATE 2025 Reasoning and Comprehension Syllabus (XH-B1) details the latest GATE syllabus for the subject released by the official gate organizing institute IIT Roorkee 2025. We also created an easy to use ad-free mobile app for the GATE syllabus, previous year papers with keys, gate calculator, virtual calculator, and more. Download iStudy App for all GATE preparation needs.

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GATE 2025 Reasoning and Comprehension Syllabus (XH-B1)(Compulsory for all XH candidates)

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

questions on stylistic and rhetorical aspects of a short passage including corrections or modifications of particular sentences

Analytical Reasoning
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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GENERAL APTITUDE (Common for all branches)

Verbal Aptitude

Basic English Grammar
Tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech

Basic Vocabulary
Words, idioms, and phrases in context

Reading and Comprehension

Narrative Sequencing

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation
Data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables

Numerical Computation and Estimation
Ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series

Mensuration and Geometry

Elementary Statistics and Probability

Analytical Aptitude

Deduction and Induction


Numerical Relations and Reasoning

Spatial Aptitude

Transformation of Shapes
Translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping

Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

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