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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-2 
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Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1 The volume of a sphere of diameter 1 unit is ________ than the volume of a cube of side 1 unit. 
(A)   least (B)   less (C)   lesser (D)   low 
 
 
Q.2 The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be _____________ without trial. 
(A)   hanged (B)   hanging (C)   hankering (D)   hung 
 
 
Q.3 Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly: 
 
(i) A prone is a dried plum. 
(ii) He was lying prone on the floor. 
(iii) People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease. 
 
(A)   (i) and (iii) only (B)   (iii) only (C)   (i) and (ii) only  (D)   (ii) and (iii) only  
 
 
Q.4 Fact: If it rains, then the field is wet. 
 
Read the following statements: 
(i) It rains 
(ii) The field is not wet 
(iii) The field is wet 
(iv) It did not rain 
 
Which one of the options given below is NOT logically possible, based on the given fact? 
(A)   If (iii), then (iv). (B)   If (i), then (iii). 
 
(C)   If (i), then (ii). (D)   If (ii), then (iv). 
 
 
Q.5 A window is made up of a square portion and an equilateral triangle portion above it. The base of 
the triangular portion coincides with the upper side of the square. If the perimeter of the window is 
6 m, the area of the window in m
2
 is ___________. 
 
(A)   1.43 (B)   2.06 (C)   2.68 (D)   2.88 
 
  
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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-2 
 1/3
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1 The volume of a sphere of diameter 1 unit is ________ than the volume of a cube of side 1 unit. 
(A)   least (B)   less (C)   lesser (D)   low 
 
 
Q.2 The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be _____________ without trial. 
(A)   hanged (B)   hanging (C)   hankering (D)   hung 
 
 
Q.3 Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly: 
 
(i) A prone is a dried plum. 
(ii) He was lying prone on the floor. 
(iii) People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease. 
 
(A)   (i) and (iii) only (B)   (iii) only (C)   (i) and (ii) only  (D)   (ii) and (iii) only  
 
 
Q.4 Fact: If it rains, then the field is wet. 
 
Read the following statements: 
(i) It rains 
(ii) The field is not wet 
(iii) The field is wet 
(iv) It did not rain 
 
Which one of the options given below is NOT logically possible, based on the given fact? 
(A)   If (iii), then (iv). (B)   If (i), then (iii). 
 
(C)   If (i), then (ii). (D)   If (ii), then (iv). 
 
 
Q.5 A window is made up of a square portion and an equilateral triangle portion above it. The base of 
the triangular portion coincides with the upper side of the square. If the perimeter of the window is 
6 m, the area of the window in m
2
 is ___________. 
 
(A)   1.43 (B)   2.06 (C)   2.68 (D)   2.88 
 
  
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-2 
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Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.  
Q.6 Students taking an exam are divided into two groups, P and Q such that each group has the same 
number of students. The performance of each of the students in a test was evaluated out of 200 
marks. It was observed that the mean of group P was 105, while that of group Q was 85. The 
standard deviation of group P was 25, while that of group Q was 5. Assuming that the marks were 
distributed on a normal distribution, which of the following statements will have the highest 
probability of being TRUE? 
(A)   No student in group Q scored less marks than any student in group P. 
 
(B)   No student in group P scored less marks than any student in group Q. 
 
(C)   Most students of group Q scored marks in a narrower range than students in group P. 
 
(D)   The median of the marks of group P is 100.  
 
 
Q.7 A smart city integrates all modes of transport, uses clean energy and promotes sustainable use of 
resources. It also uses technology to ensure safety and security of the city, something which critics 
argue, will lead to a surveillance state.  
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above paragraph? 
 
(i) All smart cities encourage the formation of surveillance states. 
(ii) Surveillance is an integral part of a smart city. 
(iii) Sustainability and surveillance go hand in hand in a smart city. 
(iv) There is a perception that smart cities promote surveillance. 
 
(A)   (i) and (iv) only (B)   (ii) and (iii) only 
 
(C)   (iv) only (D)   (i) only 
 
 
Q.8 Find the missing sequence in the letter series. 
 
B, FH, LNP, _ _ _ _. 
 
(A)   SUWY (B)   TUVW (C)   TVXZ (D)   TWXZ 
 
 
Q.9 The binary operation ? is defined as a ? b = ab+(a+b), where a and b are any two real numbers. 
The value of the identity element of this operation, defined as the number x such that a ? x = a, for 
any a, is           . 
 
(A)   0 (B)   1 (C)   2 (D)   10 
 
  
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FAQs on Biotechnology (BT) 2016 GATE Paper with solution

1. What is biotechnology?
Ans. Biotechnology is a field of science that combines biology and technology to develop products and processes that improve the quality of human life. It involves the use of living organisms or their components to create useful products or perform specific tasks.
2. What are the applications of biotechnology?
Ans. Biotechnology has a wide range of applications in various fields such as agriculture, medicine, environment, and industry. It is used in crop improvement, genetic engineering, production of pharmaceuticals, waste management, biofuels, and many other areas.
3. How is biotechnology used in agriculture?
Ans. Biotechnology plays a crucial role in agriculture by genetically modifying crops to enhance their characteristics such as resistance to pests, diseases, or environmental conditions. It also helps in improving crop yield, nutritional content, and reducing the use of chemical pesticides.
4. What are the ethical concerns associated with biotechnology?
Ans. Biotechnology raises various ethical concerns, including the potential risks to human health and the environment, the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the control of intellectual property rights over biotechnological inventions. There are ongoing debates and regulations to address these concerns.
5. How is biotechnology used in medicine?
Ans. Biotechnology has revolutionized medicine by enabling the production of therapeutic proteins, vaccines, and diagnostic tools. It has also facilitated gene therapy, tissue engineering, and personalized medicine. Biotechnological techniques are used in drug discovery, development, and delivery systems.
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