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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 1/3 
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1  Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and 
usage. 
 
(A)   I will not leave the place until the minister does not meet me. 
 
(B)   I will not leave the place until the minister doesn’t meet me. 
 
(C)   I will not leave the place until the minister meet me. 
 
(D)   I will not leave the place until the minister meets me. 
 
 
 
Q.2  A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________. 
 
(A)   paraphrase (B)   paradox (C)   paradigm (D)   paraffin 
 
 
Q.3  Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move 
the world.” 
 
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement. 
 
(A)   figurative  (B)   collateral  
 
(C)   literal  (D)   figurine  
 
 
Q.4  If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the 
following could mean ‘aftercare’? 
 
(A)   zentaga (B)   tagafer (C)   tagazen (D)   relffer 
 
 
Q.5  A cube is built using 64 cubic blocks of side one unit. After it is built, one cubic block is removed 
from every corner of the cube. The resulting surface area of the body (in square units) after the 
removal is __________. 
 
(A)   56 (B)   64 (C)   72 (D)   96 
 
 
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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 1/3 
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1  Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and 
usage. 
 
(A)   I will not leave the place until the minister does not meet me. 
 
(B)   I will not leave the place until the minister doesn’t meet me. 
 
(C)   I will not leave the place until the minister meet me. 
 
(D)   I will not leave the place until the minister meets me. 
 
 
 
Q.2  A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________. 
 
(A)   paraphrase (B)   paradox (C)   paradigm (D)   paraffin 
 
 
Q.3  Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move 
the world.” 
 
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement. 
 
(A)   figurative  (B)   collateral  
 
(C)   literal  (D)   figurine  
 
 
Q.4  If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the 
following could mean ‘aftercare’? 
 
(A)   zentaga (B)   tagafer (C)   tagazen (D)   relffer 
 
 
Q.5  A cube is built using 64 cubic blocks of side one unit. After it is built, one cubic block is removed 
from every corner of the cube. The resulting surface area of the body (in square units) after the 
removal is __________. 
 
(A)   56 (B)   64 (C)   72 (D)   96 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 2/3 
Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.  
Q.6  A shaving set company sells 4 different types of razors, Elegance, Smooth, Soft and Executive. 
Elegance sells at Rs. 48, Smooth at Rs. 63, Soft at Rs. 78 and Executive at Rs. 173 per piece. The 
table below shows the numbers of each razor sold in each quarter of a year.   
 
Quarter \ Product Elegance Smooth Soft Executive 
Q1 27300 20009 17602 9999 
Q2 25222 19392 18445 8942 
Q3 28976 22429 19544 10234 
Q4 21012 18229 16595 10109 
 
Which product contributes the greatest fraction to the revenue of the company in that year? 
 
(A)   Elegance (B)   Executive (C)   Smooth (D)   Soft 
 
 
Q.7  Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not 
an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing else is. 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences? 
(A)   India is a country of exactly seventeen languages. 
 
(B)   Linguistic pluralism is the only indicator of a nation’s diversity. 
 
(C)   Indian currency notes have sufficient space for all the Indian languages. 
 
(D)   Linguistic pluralism is strong evidence of India’s diversity. 
 
 
 
Q.8  Consider the following statements relating to the level of poker play of four players P, Q, R and S. 
 
I. P always beats Q 
II. R always beats S 
III. S loses to P only sometimes 
IV. R always loses to Q 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements? 
 
(i) P is likely to beat all the three other players 
(ii) S is the absolute worst player in the set 
 
(A)   (i) only (B)   (ii) only (C)   (i) and (ii)  (D)   neither (i) nor (ii) 
 
 
Q.9  
If f( ???? ) = 2 ???? 7
+ 3 ???? - 5, which of the following is a factor of f(x)? 
(A)   (x
3
+8) (B)   (x-1) (C)   (2x-5) (D)   (x+1) 
 
 
 
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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 1/3 
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1  Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and 
usage. 
 
(A)   I will not leave the place until the minister does not meet me. 
 
(B)   I will not leave the place until the minister doesn’t meet me. 
 
(C)   I will not leave the place until the minister meet me. 
 
(D)   I will not leave the place until the minister meets me. 
 
 
 
Q.2  A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________. 
 
(A)   paraphrase (B)   paradox (C)   paradigm (D)   paraffin 
 
 
Q.3  Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move 
the world.” 
 
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement. 
 
(A)   figurative  (B)   collateral  
 
(C)   literal  (D)   figurine  
 
 
Q.4  If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the 
following could mean ‘aftercare’? 
 
(A)   zentaga (B)   tagafer (C)   tagazen (D)   relffer 
 
 
Q.5  A cube is built using 64 cubic blocks of side one unit. After it is built, one cubic block is removed 
from every corner of the cube. The resulting surface area of the body (in square units) after the 
removal is __________. 
 
(A)   56 (B)   64 (C)   72 (D)   96 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 2/3 
Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.  
Q.6  A shaving set company sells 4 different types of razors, Elegance, Smooth, Soft and Executive. 
Elegance sells at Rs. 48, Smooth at Rs. 63, Soft at Rs. 78 and Executive at Rs. 173 per piece. The 
table below shows the numbers of each razor sold in each quarter of a year.   
 
Quarter \ Product Elegance Smooth Soft Executive 
Q1 27300 20009 17602 9999 
Q2 25222 19392 18445 8942 
Q3 28976 22429 19544 10234 
Q4 21012 18229 16595 10109 
 
Which product contributes the greatest fraction to the revenue of the company in that year? 
 
(A)   Elegance (B)   Executive (C)   Smooth (D)   Soft 
 
 
Q.7  Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not 
an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing else is. 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences? 
(A)   India is a country of exactly seventeen languages. 
 
(B)   Linguistic pluralism is the only indicator of a nation’s diversity. 
 
(C)   Indian currency notes have sufficient space for all the Indian languages. 
 
(D)   Linguistic pluralism is strong evidence of India’s diversity. 
 
 
 
Q.8  Consider the following statements relating to the level of poker play of four players P, Q, R and S. 
 
I. P always beats Q 
II. R always beats S 
III. S loses to P only sometimes 
IV. R always loses to Q 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements? 
 
(i) P is likely to beat all the three other players 
(ii) S is the absolute worst player in the set 
 
(A)   (i) only (B)   (ii) only (C)   (i) and (ii)  (D)   neither (i) nor (ii) 
 
 
Q.9  
If f( ???? ) = 2 ???? 7
+ 3 ???? - 5, which of the following is a factor of f(x)? 
(A)   (x
3
+8) (B)   (x-1) (C)   (2x-5) (D)   (x+1) 
 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 3/3 
Q.10  In a process, the number of cycles to failure decreases exponentially with an increase in load. At a 
load of 80 units, it takes 100 cycles for failure. When the load is halved, it takes 10000 cycles for 
failure. The load for which the failure will happen in 5000 cycles is ________. 
 
(A)   40.00 (B)   46.02 (C)   60.01 (D)   92.02 
 
 
END OF THE QUESTION PAPER 
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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 1/3 
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1  Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and 
usage. 
 
(A)   I will not leave the place until the minister does not meet me. 
 
(B)   I will not leave the place until the minister doesn’t meet me. 
 
(C)   I will not leave the place until the minister meet me. 
 
(D)   I will not leave the place until the minister meets me. 
 
 
 
Q.2  A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________. 
 
(A)   paraphrase (B)   paradox (C)   paradigm (D)   paraffin 
 
 
Q.3  Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move 
the world.” 
 
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement. 
 
(A)   figurative  (B)   collateral  
 
(C)   literal  (D)   figurine  
 
 
Q.4  If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the 
following could mean ‘aftercare’? 
 
(A)   zentaga (B)   tagafer (C)   tagazen (D)   relffer 
 
 
Q.5  A cube is built using 64 cubic blocks of side one unit. After it is built, one cubic block is removed 
from every corner of the cube. The resulting surface area of the body (in square units) after the 
removal is __________. 
 
(A)   56 (B)   64 (C)   72 (D)   96 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 2/3 
Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.  
Q.6  A shaving set company sells 4 different types of razors, Elegance, Smooth, Soft and Executive. 
Elegance sells at Rs. 48, Smooth at Rs. 63, Soft at Rs. 78 and Executive at Rs. 173 per piece. The 
table below shows the numbers of each razor sold in each quarter of a year.   
 
Quarter \ Product Elegance Smooth Soft Executive 
Q1 27300 20009 17602 9999 
Q2 25222 19392 18445 8942 
Q3 28976 22429 19544 10234 
Q4 21012 18229 16595 10109 
 
Which product contributes the greatest fraction to the revenue of the company in that year? 
 
(A)   Elegance (B)   Executive (C)   Smooth (D)   Soft 
 
 
Q.7  Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not 
an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing else is. 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences? 
(A)   India is a country of exactly seventeen languages. 
 
(B)   Linguistic pluralism is the only indicator of a nation’s diversity. 
 
(C)   Indian currency notes have sufficient space for all the Indian languages. 
 
(D)   Linguistic pluralism is strong evidence of India’s diversity. 
 
 
 
Q.8  Consider the following statements relating to the level of poker play of four players P, Q, R and S. 
 
I. P always beats Q 
II. R always beats S 
III. S loses to P only sometimes 
IV. R always loses to Q 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements? 
 
(i) P is likely to beat all the three other players 
(ii) S is the absolute worst player in the set 
 
(A)   (i) only (B)   (ii) only (C)   (i) and (ii)  (D)   neither (i) nor (ii) 
 
 
Q.9  
If f( ???? ) = 2 ???? 7
+ 3 ???? - 5, which of the following is a factor of f(x)? 
(A)   (x
3
+8) (B)   (x-1) (C)   (2x-5) (D)   (x+1) 
 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 3/3 
Q.10  In a process, the number of cycles to failure decreases exponentially with an increase in load. At a 
load of 80 units, it takes 100 cycles for failure. When the load is halved, it takes 10000 cycles for 
failure. The load for which the failure will happen in 5000 cycles is ________. 
 
(A)   40.00 (B)   46.02 (C)   60.01 (D)   92.02 
 
 
END OF THE QUESTION PAPER 
GATE 2016 Civil Engineering Set-1 
 CE(1) 1/14 
Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each 
 
Q.1  Newton-Raphson method is to be used to find root of equation 3 ???? - ???? ???? + sin ???? = 0. If the initial 
trial value for the root is taken as 0.333, the next approximation for the root  would be _________ 
(note: answer up to three decimal) 
 
 
Q.2  
The type of partial differential equation 
???? 2
???? ???? ???? 2
+
???? 2
???? ???? ???? 2
+ 3
???? 2
???? ???????????????? + 2
???????? ???????? -
???????? ???????? = 0 is 
(A) elliptic (B) parabolic (C) hyperbolic (D) none of these 
 
 
Q.3  If the entries in each column of a square matrix ???? add up to 1, then an eigenvalue of ???? is  
 (A)  4             (B)    3               (C)    2           (D)   1 
 
Q.4  Type II error in hypothesis testing is  
(A) acceptance of the null hypothesis when it is false and should be rejected 
(B) rejection of the null hypothesis when it is true and should be accepted 
(C) rejection of the null hypothesis when it is false and should be rejected 
(D) acceptance of the null hypothesis when it is true and should be accepted 
 
 
Q.5  
The solution of the partial differential equation 
2
2
x
u
t
u
?
?
=
?
?
a
 
is of the form 
(A) ( )
( )
[ ]
x k x k
e C e C kt C
a a -
+
2
) (
1
cos
 
 
(B) 
( )
[ ]
x k x k kt
e C e C Ce
a a -
+
2
) (
1
  
 
(C) ( ) [ ] x k C x k C Ce
kt
) sin( cos
2 1
a a - +
 
 
(D) ( ) ( ) [ ] x k C x k C kt C ) sin( cos sin
2 1
a a - +   
 
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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 1/3 
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1  Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and 
usage. 
 
(A)   I will not leave the place until the minister does not meet me. 
 
(B)   I will not leave the place until the minister doesn’t meet me. 
 
(C)   I will not leave the place until the minister meet me. 
 
(D)   I will not leave the place until the minister meets me. 
 
 
 
Q.2  A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________. 
 
(A)   paraphrase (B)   paradox (C)   paradigm (D)   paraffin 
 
 
Q.3  Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move 
the world.” 
 
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement. 
 
(A)   figurative  (B)   collateral  
 
(C)   literal  (D)   figurine  
 
 
Q.4  If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the 
following could mean ‘aftercare’? 
 
(A)   zentaga (B)   tagafer (C)   tagazen (D)   relffer 
 
 
Q.5  A cube is built using 64 cubic blocks of side one unit. After it is built, one cubic block is removed 
from every corner of the cube. The resulting surface area of the body (in square units) after the 
removal is __________. 
 
(A)   56 (B)   64 (C)   72 (D)   96 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 2/3 
Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.  
Q.6  A shaving set company sells 4 different types of razors, Elegance, Smooth, Soft and Executive. 
Elegance sells at Rs. 48, Smooth at Rs. 63, Soft at Rs. 78 and Executive at Rs. 173 per piece. The 
table below shows the numbers of each razor sold in each quarter of a year.   
 
Quarter \ Product Elegance Smooth Soft Executive 
Q1 27300 20009 17602 9999 
Q2 25222 19392 18445 8942 
Q3 28976 22429 19544 10234 
Q4 21012 18229 16595 10109 
 
Which product contributes the greatest fraction to the revenue of the company in that year? 
 
(A)   Elegance (B)   Executive (C)   Smooth (D)   Soft 
 
 
Q.7  Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not 
an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing else is. 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences? 
(A)   India is a country of exactly seventeen languages. 
 
(B)   Linguistic pluralism is the only indicator of a nation’s diversity. 
 
(C)   Indian currency notes have sufficient space for all the Indian languages. 
 
(D)   Linguistic pluralism is strong evidence of India’s diversity. 
 
 
 
Q.8  Consider the following statements relating to the level of poker play of four players P, Q, R and S. 
 
I. P always beats Q 
II. R always beats S 
III. S loses to P only sometimes 
IV. R always loses to Q 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements? 
 
(i) P is likely to beat all the three other players 
(ii) S is the absolute worst player in the set 
 
(A)   (i) only (B)   (ii) only (C)   (i) and (ii)  (D)   neither (i) nor (ii) 
 
 
Q.9  
If f( ???? ) = 2 ???? 7
+ 3 ???? - 5, which of the following is a factor of f(x)? 
(A)   (x
3
+8) (B)   (x-1) (C)   (2x-5) (D)   (x+1) 
 
 
 
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-5 
 3/3 
Q.10  In a process, the number of cycles to failure decreases exponentially with an increase in load. At a 
load of 80 units, it takes 100 cycles for failure. When the load is halved, it takes 10000 cycles for 
failure. The load for which the failure will happen in 5000 cycles is ________. 
 
(A)   40.00 (B)   46.02 (C)   60.01 (D)   92.02 
 
 
END OF THE QUESTION PAPER 
GATE 2016 Civil Engineering Set-1 
 CE(1) 1/14 
Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each 
 
Q.1  Newton-Raphson method is to be used to find root of equation 3 ???? - ???? ???? + sin ???? = 0. If the initial 
trial value for the root is taken as 0.333, the next approximation for the root  would be _________ 
(note: answer up to three decimal) 
 
 
Q.2  
The type of partial differential equation 
???? 2
???? ???? ???? 2
+
???? 2
???? ???? ???? 2
+ 3
???? 2
???? ???????????????? + 2
???????? ???????? -
???????? ???????? = 0 is 
(A) elliptic (B) parabolic (C) hyperbolic (D) none of these 
 
 
Q.3  If the entries in each column of a square matrix ???? add up to 1, then an eigenvalue of ???? is  
 (A)  4             (B)    3               (C)    2           (D)   1 
 
Q.4  Type II error in hypothesis testing is  
(A) acceptance of the null hypothesis when it is false and should be rejected 
(B) rejection of the null hypothesis when it is true and should be accepted 
(C) rejection of the null hypothesis when it is false and should be rejected 
(D) acceptance of the null hypothesis when it is true and should be accepted 
 
 
Q.5  
The solution of the partial differential equation 
2
2
x
u
t
u
?
?
=
?
?
a
 
is of the form 
(A) ( )
( )
[ ]
x k x k
e C e C kt C
a a -
+
2
) (
1
cos
 
 
(B) 
( )
[ ]
x k x k kt
e C e C Ce
a a -
+
2
) (
1
  
 
(C) ( ) [ ] x k C x k C Ce
kt
) sin( cos
2 1
a a - +
 
 
(D) ( ) ( ) [ ] x k C x k C kt C ) sin( cos sin
2 1
a a - +   
 
GATE 2016 Civil Engineering Set-1 
 CE(1) 2/14 
Q.6  Consider the plane truss with load P as shown in the figure. Let the horizontal and vertical reactions 
at the joint B be H
B
 and V
B
, respectively and V
C
 be the vertical reaction at the joint C.  
 
 
 
Which one of the following sets gives the correct values of V
B
, H
B
 and V
C
? 
(A) V
B
 = 0; H
B
 =  0; V
C
 = P 
 
(B) V
B
 = P/2; H
B
 =  0; V
C
 = P/2 
 
(C) V
B
 = P/2; H
B
 =  P (sin 60°); V
C
 = P/2 
 
(D) V
B
 = P; H
B
 =  P (cos 60°); V
C
 = 0 
  
 
Q.7  
In shear design of an RC beam, other than the allowable shear strength of concrete ( )
c
t , there is 
also an additional check suggested in IS 456-2000 with respect to the maximum permissible shear 
stress ( )
max c
t . The check for 
max c
t is required to take care of  
(A) additional shear resistance from reinforcing steel 
(B) additional shear stress that comes from accidental loading 
(C) possibility of failure of concrete by diagonal tension 
(D) possibility of crushing of concrete by diagonal compression 
 
Q.8  The semi-compact section of a laterally unsupported steel beam has an elastic section modulus,  
plastic section modulus and design bending compressive stress of 500 cm
3
, 650 cm
3
 and 200 MPa, 
respectively. The design flexural capacity (expressed in kNm) of the section is _________ 
 
Q.9  Bull's trench kiln is used in the manufacturing of 
(A) lime (B) cement (C) bricks (D) none of these  
 
Q.10  The compound which is largely responsible for initial setting and early strength gain of Ordinary 
Portland Cement is   
(A)  C
3
A (B)  C
3
S (C)   C
2
S (D)   C
4
AF 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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60° 
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L 
L 
L 
60° 
C B 
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F E 
D 
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