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GATE 2023 Syllabus – Reasoning and Comprehension (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:
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
ability to understand relationships in statements or short passages and being able to draw reasonable conclusions/inferences from them.
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)
Basic English Grammar
Tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech
Words, idioms, and phrases in context
Reading and Comprehension
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
Deduction and Induction
Numerical Relations and Reasoning
Transformation of Shapes
Translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping
Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions
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